Here’s an article in the Smithsonian Magazine about Mr. Meeting Joseph was fun and informative and he even took a selfie with me!Thank you Joseph for the work you are doing, I look forward to seeing you again soon!These are a few surnames of the people whose headstones I took pictures of: Perkins, Pegues, Rankin, Hymon and Chapel. Driving to the hotel, I found a sweet little place called Sophie’s on HWY 311 just outside of Holly Springs, that had the best apple cobbler I’ve tasted in a long time!Later that evening via Facebook private message, Tony connected me with Catherine Wilson, a fellow researcher who lives in Memphis.
By bringing attention to these dwellings he is helping to preserve a part of history that you won’t find in any history book.
We spent a little time chatting but since it had been such a long day I decided to head back to the hotel.
Since there was still some daylight left I decided to make a quick stop at the first cemetery on my list, Strawberry Plains Cemetery.
They said, “You need to talk to Bobby Mitchell, he knows everything about our history!
” Yes, Bobby is the resident expert on all things Holly Springs and I can’t wait to return to chat with him again! Alisea Williams Mc Leod for the wonderful work she is doing transcribing the Register of slaves at the various Contraband Camps.
I made arrangements to stay at the Courtyard, a much cleaner place!