Speakers

November Meeting

                  The fourth quarterly meeting of 2019 of the Huxford Genealogical Society, Inc.  will be held on Sunday, November  10, 2019  at the Homerville Municipal Complex, in the Boe Williams Research Center at 2:00 p.m.    

        The Library will be open for research at 9:00 a.m.  

        Donald O. Davis, President of the Huxford Society will present the program entitled The Escape of Confederate General Breckinridge.  He will share the fascinating story of the Escape of General Breckinridge. Gen’ John Breckinridge had been Vice President of the United States and was the Secretary of War in the Confederacy. The story was recorded by John Taylor Wood who was grandson of President Zachary Taylor and also nephew to Jefferson Davis.
         After leaving Richmond Virginia the flight of the Jefferson Davis party ended in South Georgia at Irwinville with the Union capture of Davis. Capt. Wood was in service of Jefferson Davis and was captured but quickly managed escape from Union troops at Irwinville. The Brekinridge party (3) although nearby was not captured. Taking different paths through South Georgia river bottoms, back trails and roads they met in Madison, Florida and prepared their secretive hopeful escape for their lives that would require using primitive survival skills and all forms of cunning to attempt traverse to the Bahamas but circumstances caused flight to Cuba.

            Donald is also the Director of the Lowndes County Museum in Valdosta and is a wonderful source for anything Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia. 

        

Please plan to attend and bring a friend.

**Special Notice**

     Books for sale…all those printed by the Society are $15.00 each.

                       

 

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