From inception, DJS has never had annual dues or fees of any sort for membership. We intend to keep it that way. But it does take money to run any organization, particularly one as large as DJS. Not only does DJS maintain historic cemeteries, help support The Kingston Church, and work on many worthwhile projects, but it also throws a great reunion once a year in Natchez.
So how does DJS find money to support all its efforts? Donations for projects, for memorials, for burial plots, etc. And our history books are our pride and joy -- almost our raison d'etre. We use donations received for these books to publish reprints and related publications. And, the donations you make in addition to defraying the costs of these and other items, allow you to help your family organization while demonstrating pride in your heritage.
Once again, our delightful cookbook, Cooking Cousins, is
available. First published in 1996, the book has been reprinted
with new pictures added. It’s absolutely chock full of
recipes for all sorts of dishes, including appetizers, soups, main
dishes, breads, preserves, and desserts. The recipes were donated
by our cousins, and some of them go back a very great many years.
You’ll also find a “non-recipe” titled, “I Hate
To Cook,” and a recipe for Elephant Stew, among other
items. There are equivalency tables, microwave hints, kitchen
hints, and a calorie counter. You just cannot go wrong with this
book in your kitchen.
Donations are just $15.00 US per cookbook, plus $3.00 shipping for the first book and $1.00 shipping for each additional book mailed to the same address. All proceeds go to the DJS Cemetery Fund. Make your checks payable to Descendants of the Jersey Settlers, and mail to Ella M. Young, 15 Tarver Road, Natchez, MS 39120.
| Ideal for
attaching to T-shirts, blazers and other wear, these colorful patches
are sturdy and well-made, and beautifully depict the Crest of the
Descendants of the Jersey Settlers. You can wear them with pride
on all occasions.
At the top of the emblem is the date of the organization’s founding, with the name of the organization at the bottom. The scroll work is divided into four quadrants, centered by a small shield bearing a family tree, half in darkness and half in light, representing the dead and the living. In the upper left quadrant is a magnolia blossom, the State Tree of Mississippi. In the upper right quadrant is a church and in the lower left quadrant is a Christian Cross and a Holy Bible, symbols of the strong religious faith of the Founders. In the lower right quadrant are wheat shafts to represent the Settlers’ occupation as yeoman farmers.
Only recently available, donations are just $5.00 US per patch, plus $1.00 shipping for the first patch and $.50 shipping for each additional patch mailed to the same address. All proceeds go to the DJS Cemetery Fund. Make your checks payable to Descendants of the Jersey Settlers, and mail to Gary O’Neal, 1833 Wheeler Drive, Natchez, MS 39120.
|Frances Preston Mills, Editor
Originally published in 1981, reprints of this invaluable two-volume set are now available again. The two books combined are over 2,000 pages long with over 200 pages of genealogical sources. The index alone is over 200 pages long. History, personal letters, family stories, biographies, diaries, historical records. The books have it all. These books constitute the primal source for the DJS.
Donation for Volumes 1 & 2 set only (not sold separately) $150.00 US (shipping and handling included). Make your checks payable to Descendants of the Jersey Settlers, and mail to Dan Tarver, 29 Tarver Road, Natchez, MS 39120. Email: Dan@danieltarver.com
|Ruth Fletcher Latham, Editor
Published in 1996, this 756-page book sports a 100-page index--well over 10,000 names. The content fills in voids from Volumes I & II and carries the generations forward. In addition to genealogy, the book contains many genealogy sources, biographies, and historical records. The donation will defray costs of printing, etc., and will enable us to continue making this valuable volume available.
Of note, this is as far as the DJS plans to go. From where Volume III ends, each family may begin their own family history. The DJS does hope to publish more editions of our books, containing further corrections and fill ins. When? Later, much later.
Donation: $75.00 US (shipping and handling included). Make your checks payable to Descendants of the Jersey Settlers, and mail to Dan Tarver, 29 Tarver Road, Natchez, MS 39120. Email: Dan@danieltarver.com
Donation: $50.00 US (shipping and handling included). Make your checks payable to Descendants of the Jersey Settlers, and mail to Dan Tarver, 29 Tarver Road, Natchez, MS 39120. Email: Dan@danieltarver.com