The Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society
has recently purchased two books
for the Tennessee Room Collection
as memorials for two individuals
who will be greatly missed.
In memory of Nathan Kendrick,
we are adding:
In memory of Robert D. Taylor,
we are adding:
“Both Nathan and Robert were dedicated
genealogical researchers, who enjoyed
exploring subjects off the beaten path.
Each of thesebooks does just that,
whether they are orphan children who were
indentured to a master to provide service
and hopefully learn a trade,
or African-American slaves
who received pensions for service
rendered to the Confederacy.”
Jack D. Wood, Tennessee Room Librarian
Last week, we were saddened to learn that Robert D. Taylor had passed away July 8, 2014, at his residence in San Bernadino, California. From 1994 to 2009, he was the Assistant Tennessee Room Librarian.
The library staff and patrons who knew him, even briefly, will never forget his research help or his wonderful singing voice. Although there is sadness at knowing he is no longer with us physically, the spirit of Robert’s enthusiasm for family history and helping researchers will forever live in the Tennessee Room. I know that I will always be thankful our paths crossed.
Jack D. Wood
Tennessee Room Librarian
Jackson/Madison County Library
July 10, 2014
A new family history
entitled, Jack and Nannie Barnett Family Story,
was recently donated to the Tennessee Room
by author, Douglas Gilbert of Greensboro, N.C.,
and assistant researcher, Susan Todd, of Athens, AL.
They are both grandchildren of Jack and Nannie Barnett.
L to R = Susan Todd, Jack Wood (Tn Room Librarian), Douglas Gilbert