Tuesday, June 15, 2010


What a great day we have had at Monmouth Plantation today. Lexy Lovell and her family from New York City are with us at Monmouth to explore her family roots. Lexy is a descendant of J. Antonia Quitman Lovell, one of the daughters of General John Anthony Quitman. John Anthony Quitman was one of the first owners of Monmouth Plantation. He went on to become Governor of Mississippi twice, a member of the U.S. Congress and instrumental in the Mexican American War. John A. Quitman received a sword from President Polk and Congress for his valor in the Mexican American War. Read more about its history and enjoy the pictures of Lexy and her family as they view this historical artifact while on vacation in Natchez, Mississippi.

On March 2, 1847, Quitman received one of only fourteen swords ever awarded by resolution of Congress, "in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his gallantry and good conduct in storming Monterrey."

More photos can be seen on Monmouth's Facebook page

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