News from The Cartersville News

 
The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
January 9, 1908, page 2
 
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“Cherokee Club and Library Notes.”

Mrs. W. J. Neel, one of our most valued members, has the unique honor of having “a blue ribbon” from the Jamestown Exposition.

Mrs. Neel in response to the earnest solicitation of Mrs. Benning of the D. A. R., sent a silver coffee urn to Jamestown to be exhibited among the revolutionary relics from Georgia.   The urn has come home with honors and it will prove of interest to our readers to hear a bit of history connected with it.

It was brought to America from England by William Bedford in 1662 and remained in his family until about sixteen years ago when it was given to Mr. Neel on his marriage to Miss Isa Williams by Mrs. Sayre, a great, great, grand daughter of William Bedford.

The urn is of solid silver, is in three sections for coffee and teas, with spirit lamp underneath, and all on a silver tray.

It was buried during the revolutionary and civil wars.

 

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