(Bits & Pieces as told to me by my mom, Juanita Collins Rhine, 2000-2001)
In the 1930s, the Rosenthals were our neighbors across the street, in the house that Ralph Hogue later lived in (across the street from the Rush Weir house (later known as the F.D. Prewitt house)).
The Indians wanted to go to church. They were gentle people and left lots of arrowheads and other signs in Shongalo. The stage coach went through there (Shongalo).
The Rosenthals were good people. Leo raised collie dogs. Bettie kept her house. She was a good friend of ours and told many things about the old days. Mrs. Rosenthal (Lizzie) was 100 years old and blind, but had a good memory and told about the old days. Miss Bettie showed us where the stagecoach went.
Leo Rosenthal’s garden was where Leo Tindall’s house was later located.
Ed. Note: Below is a list of other Rosenthals buried in
Benjamin L. Rosenthal (Father – 1827/1889) – Nannie E. Rosenthal (Benjamin’s First Wife – 1837/1870) – Elizabeth McCaskill Rosenthal (1835/1935 -- Benjamin’s Second Wife and mother of Bettie (1875 – 1957) and Leo (1873 – 1944)).
Additional Ed. Notes:
listening to several stories of the stage coach route to Vaiden, I believe that
the stage ran from Kosciusko or French Camp (Natchez Trace) to Vaiden, either
from a route on or parallel to the present Highway 35, or by going westward to
West Station, 10 miles south of Vaiden.
Another route from Kosciusko could have followed Peachahala Creek and
crossed through Beatty (Beatty Switch), which is 6 miles south of Vaiden. From Beatty, the stage would have come up the