Monday, January 12, 2015

ELIJAH SLAY, son of Alexander Slay, Sr. and Elizabeth (McLean) Slay

Captain, Co. C, 16th Mississippi Infantry - "Crystal Springs Southern Rights Rifles"


Battle of Cold Harbour, Virginia

The following letters and notes written by Capt. Elijah Slay in 1862-3 were transcribed by Frances (Matthews) Liptrap.  Dr. George Edgar "Ed" Jones of Madison, Mississippi also made comments and gave the materials to Brad Jeffreys, Slay researcher.

~above photos are examples of Confederate Captain uniforms

~below are transcriptions of letters and notes written by Capt Elijah Slay

 a re-enactment of the situation where Capt Elijah Slay was killed by a mini-ball in the chest at Cold Harbor, Virginia













 re-burial of soldiers killed during the Battle of Cold Harbor


Saturday, January 10, 2015

The D.A. "Sandy" Slay and Rosa (Russell) Slay Family
 Sandy Slay with youngest daughter Allyne, circa 1918
 Card of thanks from Sandy Slay family after his death in 1922
Rosa Slay, with her 2 daughters, Vivian and Allyne
 Death announcement of Mrs. Rosa Slay
 George Dewey Slay, Sr., one of the sons of Sandy and Rosa
 Harold and Nell Slay family
front, l to r, Beryl D. Slay, Allyne Slay, unknown, Robert B. Slay
rear, Horace Beasley, 3 unknowns

Thursday, January 10, 2013

George Dewey Slay, Sr.
(1898-1975)
on his horse SILVER
Taken in Hazlehurst, MS in 1944






D. A. SLAY (Daniel Alexander Slay) "Sandy"
Died Aug. 27, 1922
Age 53 years

Gone but not forgotten

A precious one from us has gone
   A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
   Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled,
   The boon his love had given,
And though the body slumbers here,
   The soul is safe in heaven.

(Sandy was the son of Alex Slay, Jr. and Mary Amanda (Martin) Slay)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Russell & Bass Families, Copiah & Lawrence Counties, MS

standing, first woman from left, is Sarah Elizabeth (Bass) Russell, wife of Fletcher Russell. Next to her are 3 of her daughters, Mattie, Ella and Babe. On right end is Claude H. Bass.  In front left is Pearl Bass, then another daughter, Cola, and Sarah's only son, George Washington Russell, who served as a state representative. Uncle George Russell lived in the Shady Grove community east of Hazlehurst. Seated behind Uncle George is his wife, Lena.

























Fletcher Russell and wife, Sarah Elizabeth
(Bass) Russell. Sarah Elizabeth was a daughter
of James Albert Bass of Lawrence and Copiah Counties, MS























Sarah Elizabeth and Fletcher at home
















Uncle George Russell's home at
Shady Grove







1916 obituary of Fletcher Russell

Carroll Stevens' Gas Station, Hazlehurst, Mississippi

Mr. Carroll Stevens (left), operated a gas station in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. He also ran some cattle. Pictured with him here is his nephew, Glyn Stevens Slay, son of Carroll's sister, Beulah Stevens Slay.

Carroll Stevens is the largest cash benefactor in the history of Sardis Baptist Church, near Hazlehurst, Mississippi.




Letter from G V Massey to Emma B Reeves 1964



A wonderful letter from G. V. Massey, II - a Slay
descendant and genealogist - detailing some of
his understanding of early generations of the
Slay family in America. Where he refers to the
early William Slay, alias Lloyd, I believe that the
alias was not of "Lloyd" but of "Slayd". This can be seen as a mis-reading of the variant cursive
of SL and LL. I reviewed the document and
feel sure that it was Slayd, a mis-spelling of Slay.