On July 17, 1891, the Oxford Public Ledger Newspaper printed the first "Satterwhite Sayings" column. The newspaper in the "Old" days was like the FaceBook of our time. Besides the daily news, it was the place to go for all social doings, comings, and goings. In the Oxford Public Ledger, a section called "Around Granville" with each community let the people of the county know what was happening. Stem Siftings, Bullock Breezes, Dabney Doings, Dexter Dots, and others spread the news of small communities in the area. Old newspapers are a wealth of information for a researcher and a valuable resource. On the first day of Satterwhite Sayings, the following was the opening for their little space in the paper:
"Since you allow space in your very instructive paper to county correspondents, we feel assured that you will not deny us this privilege. Although we may be a little obscure to the world at large as we have no railroad as yet through our section, still we feel ourselves as prominent as any of the little places. Our location is high and consequently very healthy."
And so it began! Weekly bits of everyday life in the neighborhood! This space on the Satterwhite Genealogy website will be a little of the old news and a little new! If there is something you would like to have published to our Satterwhite community, drop me a line, and I'll put it in for all to see. I'll also add bits and pieces from all around the county of Granville from the old newspapers for anything I find on our Satterwhite and collateral families!