Monday, July 6, 2009


Unraveling the Past:

History and Ancestry
of
Joel Roberts Ninde:

Fort Wayne’s First Female Architect

By Corinne Toth


Revised February 2008

2 comments:

Mona said...

Hi,

I came across your blog while researching the Pillans family.

As an archivist, I am working to identify a woman in several photographs that we have here in Columbus, Mississippi.

The images are from a collection highlighting an early Alabama/Mississippi female photographer Marion Stark Gaines (1850-1942).

I have hints that it might be a Mary Isbell Pillans Gaines, 1885-1916 (George Stark Gaines first wife and Marion Stark Gaines daughter-in-law), but nothing concrete. I also have one image from the web, but it's very blurry and difficult to identify.

Do you know of any images that you have of a Mary Isbell Pillans Gaines? I'm hoping to make a positive identification.

I appreciate any help or assistance.

Thanks,

Mona K. Vance
Archivist
Local History Room
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
314 North Seventh Street
Columbus, MS 39701
662-329-5304
archives@lowndes.lib.ms.us
www.lowndes.lib.ms.us

esther stone said...

Corinne - My husband descends from Beauregard Roberts through his son, Sidney. I'd like to gather as much details of the family as possible. Could you please respond to kudzu52@hotmail.com? My mother-in-law, Sidney's daughter, kept up a correspondence with her Aunt Corinne for many years. Esther