The Jones-McCall Family Cookbook: A Collection of Treasured Family Recipes

The Jones-McCall Family Cookbook: A Collection of Treasured Family Recipes

by Gayle Bailey Suggs


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As far back as 1790, the ancestors of Dolphus Allen McCall and Sallie Ivey McCall called Elbert County, Georgia home. When singing instructor William Amos Jones arrived in Elbert County just before the First World War, a rich family heritage began. Jones married Kate McCall, took up farming, and the two of them raised eight remarkable children. In the company of a warm host of McCall, Childs and Fleming relatives, all living nearby, the quiet business of rural life passed through more turbulent American decades. The hallmarks of the family were those of our nation itself: faith, integrity, loyalty, service, and of course a sumptuous dinner table, laden with homegrown vegetables. This book sets forth the best of those dishes, as Kate and her kin lovingly prepared them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497438163
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Gayle Bailey Suggs is the daughter of J.C. (Jake) and Doris Jones Bailey and the granddaughter of Amos and Kate McCall Jones. Visits to Elbert County, Georgia in the 1960s and '70s were the highlights of growing up for her. Since then, she has collected information on family history, helped to arrange reunions, and cherished a lifetime of memories of the Jones-McCall clan and their value to Georgia, to the South, and to America. Gayle makes her home in Atlanta with her husband (Rob), their two children (Sally and Robert), and three cats.

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