Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Bettie Jones Boyd Letter
Series Number: MS13-04
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on March 19, 2013.
Date Listed: March 19, 2013.
Date Span: 1864-1937
Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 letter size file folder.
Type of Material: Correspondence.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: Bettie Jones was born on April 3, 1850 at Paducah, Kentucky. She claimed that her family members were “ardent Southern sympathizers” during the Civil War and openly critical of Federal authorities that managed the occupation of Paducah. In early August of 1864, Brigadier General E. A. Paine ordered the banishment or radical Southern sympathizers to Canada. She escaped to Indiana the night before the order was to be carried out. After the war, she married Abram Boyd and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. She later moved Los Angeles, California where she died on July 3, 1938.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of photocopied transcripts of a letter written by Bettie Jones Boyd in 1937 describing her escape from Paducah, Kentucky in early August of 1864 prior to Brigadier General E. A. Paine’s banishment order of radical Southern sympathizers to Canada. Included with the transcripts is a copy the original notification and order written by General Paine and a copy of a program issued for the “Blue and Gray Grand Soldiers Reunion at Paducah on Wednesday, October 19th 1887”.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Boyd, Bettie Jones, 1850-1938.
Paine, E. A. (Eleazer A.), 1815-1882.
Paducah (Ky.) – History.
Kentucky – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.