October 14, 2010
Autumn Campbell and Michael Goode to exchange vows October 22 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Autumn Campbell and Michael Goode to wed in October wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Hailey of Michigan City are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Campbell, to Michael Goode.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Cherry Thompson of Mt. Pleasant, Marilyn Campbell of Holly Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hailey of Holly Springs. She is also the great-granddaughter of Clois Hailey, the late Son Hailey and Nadine Thompson, the late Ralph Thompson, both of Mt. Pleasant, and the late Mary Campbell of Holly Springs.
The groom is the son of Linda Mannon of Red Banks and Kevin Owens of Lake Center. He is the grandson of Linda Bolden and the late James Dick Bolden of Holly Springs. He is also the great-grandson of Harley and Juanita Autry.
The couple will exchange vows on Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant with a reception following. Family and friends are invited.
Javier and Lacey Macedo are proud to introduce their first child, Nicholas Reynoso, born Aug. 22, 2010, in New Albany. Nicholas weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and was 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Penny Boyington of Byhalia, Amy Sullivan of Byhalia and Ronnie Sullivan of Holly Springs. Great-grandparents are Mary Sullivan of Holly Springs, Bobby and Becky Smith of Tunnel Hill, Ga. Paternal grandparents are Javier Silva and Dorotea Herrera. Great-grandparents are Jose Fajardo, Paulina Rodrigues and Pedro Ace, Ancelma Acuirre, all of Mexico.
Airliewood – truly majestic
Airliewood is a beautiful Mississippi landmark. I was there last Saturday and it is truly majestic. It has seen more drama and trauma than most places.
It was constructed as a Swiss chalet during the opulent 1850’s of Holly Springs history by colorful, Will Henry Coxe, who moved here from Georgia with his family.
After building the castle-like townhouse, they also had a farm house in the county on the plantation in southwest Marshall County called Galena, so large it even had a post office.
William had four sons and one daughter. The sons were all exceptionally handsome, described as beautiful as any woman and the daughter was beautiful.
As soon as the house was completed, the War began. It wasn’t long before Gen. U.S. Grant of the Northern Army confiscated the house for his Union headquarters and he and Mrs. Grant moved in and Army pup tents sprang up all over the vast yard.
For past-time, the soldiers shot all the pickets off the magnificent iron fence around the house, which came from the foundry around the corner and down the street. In the restoration, the fence was also restored.
The Coxe grandfather was Gov. Moultrie of South Carolina. None of the Coxe sons lived to have children, so the only Coxe descendants came through the daughter. They were all beautiful people, as we knew Tom Lacey, Moultrie Lacey and their kin.
In the opulent 1850’s, the house originally had marble mantles, cut glass chandeliers and Bohemian glass windows that were imported from Europe and New England as the house was being built. A niche was prepared in a parlor bay window for the second Steinway square grand piano ever made. It was brought around the ocean to New Orleans, then up the Mississippi River and carried by horse-drawn wagon to the bay window of the house.
The house also had silver doorknobs, but the Yankee soldiers stole all but two. It also had one of the first zinc and wood bathtubs in the state, but the Yankees cut it up for ammunition.
When my parents, Con and Bertha Bonds, moved to Holly Springs from Waterford in 1918, they considered buying either Airliewood or maybe Colonsay Cottage. Airliewood was for sale for $2,500 and Colonsay for $2,000. Airliewood had had a series of owners and the last owner, Dr. W.C. Elliott, used it for a sanatorium. My mother decided she didn’t want to expose her family to tuberculosis, so they bought Colonsay Cottage.
David Person said his grandfather bought Airliewood and brought his bride here, carried her over the threshold and said, “Welcome to our honeymoon cottage.”
Ben Thompson’s family bought it and then about 1925, the mayor of the town, Charles Dean Sr. bought it and Charles Jr. was born there. When Charles celebrated his fifth birthday with a grand party in the back yard, complete with a magician doing magic tricks, it was very special and I remember it fondly. He also had a fishing well with prizes.
In the centennial year of Marshall County (1936) Airliewood and the rest of the houses received names and Airliewood was on the first Pilgrimage, which was in October and lasted a week. I was a little hostess in my first hoop skirt.
For those of you who live elsewhere, the buzzards are now roosting on their rookery at Mississippi Industrial College, like a horror movie. I can’t believe the heritage that’s been thrown away here, instead of being preserved for future generations.
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