Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jefferson Davis Memorial Park


My son's 5th grade class went to Jefferson Davis Memorial Park on a field trip. My husband was able to go and take photos. The park is located just outside Irwinville, GA. (A detailed description of how Jefferson Davis Memorial Park was founded is located in the book "History of Irwin County" by J.B. Clements. His father, R.W. Clements, was a Confederate Veteran who bought the land where Jefferson Davis (the  President of the "Confederate States of America" ) was captured. ) As I viewed the pictures my husband took, one  of them stood out to me. All I saw was the name Paulk! I zoomed in and read the card next to the gun. It said that the shotgun (2nd one down from the top) belonged to "Little George" Paulk, donated by his Great-Grandson Jake Paulk. It noted that George Paulk was a "Senator from Irwin Co, GA from 1856-1860". So now, while I have a good idea who this man was, I have research to do! More on this tomorrow!   





                                                                               

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