Thursday, December 11, 2008

On the Steps of Beauvoir

Members of the Kilpatrick and Yawn families of Fulton pose with relatives on the steps of Beauvoir, the home of Jefferson Davis in Biloxi. This historic home once served as a Confederate veterans’ home. Fannie Lee Limbaugh Yawn served on the board of directors of the old Beauvoir Soldiers’ Home during the 1920’s and Henry Clay Yawn, her husband, served as a state senator and later Mississippi’s State Treasurer. The Kilpatrick family came to Fulton during the early 1920’s from Carrollton, Alabama and were pioneers and developers of the early timber industry in Itawamba County.

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