|James Stewart||Jane Quarles/Qualls Nunn|
Stewart references from Biography/Diary of William Chapman Shields (1841 - 1881)
All things being arranged, when my brother's wagon came along about 9 o'clock a.m. Nov. 19th, we began our journey to Limestone Co., Ala. We crossed the Lookout Mountains and passed by Van Buren to Rhoden's Gap on Sand Mountains. We went down the mountain near Warrenton, and crossed the Tennessee River at Fort Deposit and traveled via Whitesburg, Huntsville, and Athens to Uncle James Stewart's 7 miles south of Athens where we arrived on the night of the 25th.
By kindness of our uncle, we remained under his roof a few days till we could get a place.
A few days before Christmas, I, accompanied by my cousin, Mr. G. H. Stewart, returned to Georgia in order to get some things which my brother and I had left. We went in a two-horse wagon and returned but a few days before New Year's.
We planted a crop of corn and sargo, and in co-partnership with Uncle James Stewart, bought another cane mill and evaporator to work up our crop.
On the 5th of September, a Baptist Church was constituted at Uncle James Stewart's house, of which my wife and I became members, and I was immediately elected clerk. I drew up the constitution, "Articles of Faith" rules of decorium, which were unanimously adopted by the Church.
1872 - Jan. 2nd I went to Nashville, Tenn., and made application to the Gen. Supt. of the Nashville & Decatur R.R. for the position of brakeman on the road. Failed to get employment. I then agreed with Uncle James Stewart to work with him at the carpenter business.
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