A History of Rome and Floyd County, State of Georgia, United States of America: Including Numerous Incidents of More Than Local Interest, 1540-1922, Volume 1

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Webb and Vary Company, 1922 - Floyd County (Ga.). - 640 pages
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With regard to the "First White child born in Floyd county". This story is about my family. Alexander Thornton Harper is my great, great, great grandfather. My grandmother, Lizzie Mae Harper, and my mother Helen Etta Carpenter, were born in Cave Spring. I spent all my Summers in Cave Spring with my grandmother, until I was 17. All of my family now rest on the old cemetery hill. I was recently in Cave Spring and was shocked to see that the beautiful buildings in Raleter Park do no have any historical markers. Also, I didnot see any markers telling the history of the area. The only real history markers are up in the cemetery, in my family plot. I visited with some of the "original" residents, that is, families that have lived there and knew my grandmother and her mother, as well as my mother and who remembered me as a child. It is still a beautiful place to be. The home that is spoken of in the story is the house that my grandmother and mother were born in. All seven of the Carpenter children were born there. My mother told me stories of sliding up and down the long hall. She and her twin sister, Elizabeth, would have "fun" doing this. Unknowingly,polishing the floor by having all this "fun".
I would love to contact anyone who would like more, or who has more information about the area. My name is Helene Elizabeth Jones. I live in San Antonio, Tx. My email address is comitx4@yahoo.com Please write me as I would love to share or hear more about beloved Cave Spring.

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