Post by Diane Merkel on Jan 12, 2016 16:38:07 GMT -5
I am assisting with research of the Four Mile Point area of Santa Rosa Beach. Some of the names being researched will be very familiar to you, but I am currently only interested in their connections to Walton County south of the bay. If you have any photos, documents, articles, or books that may help with my research, please contact me as soon as possible at WaltonCountyHeritage@cox.net. Here are the names:
• Clara and George Rusbridge • Henry Reddick (I have his book, thanks!) • Charles E. Cessna • R.E.L. McCaskill • Ettie Jernigan • William Stinson • Mary Bushnell • Dorothy Coffeen • Winthrop Rockefeller
Diane Merkel Museum Archivist Walton County Heritage Association, Inc. WaltonCountyHeritage@cox.net
I just joined this group. I live in Louisiana, and I am the great granddaughter of Henry Reddick and the granddaughter of Ettie Jernigan. What can I do to help? I also have some pictures. What do you need? Carol
Post by Diane Merkel on Aug 8, 2017 9:37:42 GMT -5
It's great to hear from you! I'm interested in any photos you might care to share, and I would appreciate knowing how you are linked to both of them. Do you have a family tree online? Do you know if it is a coincidence they both owned the land around Four Mile Point or was Etta Jernigan perhaps trying to get back some family land?
My grandmother was Jeannette Reddick, daughter of Henry Reddick. She married Ettie Jernigan in 1901. My mother was their daughter. Henry Reddick owned acres of land at Four Mile Point. To my knowledge, Ett Jernigan did not. He was a close friend of the Reddick family. The Jernigan family lived in Whitfield, Noma, Freeport, Portland, and Quincy.Are you familiar with the small Reddick cemetery? It was on the Henry Reddick land.