I very much appreciate Vikky Wilburn Anders's advertisement of my forthcoming book on this forum. Since Vikky has already provided the name of the press and its phone number and fax number, I will only point out that the book will not be ready for release until August. The University of North Carolina Press will begin advertising it on its website on August 1, but it can be preordered either by calling the press at its toll-free number(1-800-848-6224) or on the internet at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. For those who would like a bit more information on the book, it is a hardback priced at $29.95 and its full title is THE FREE STATE OF JONES: MISSISSIPPI'S LONGEST CIVIL WAR. It is not a genealogical study per se, but rather a history of the origins and aftermath of Jones County, Mississippi's Civil War uprising against the Confederacy. There is a good deal of genealogy in the book, however, because I trace the kinship ties and origins of the major families involved back to eighteenth-century North and South Carolina. The Welborns are one of the core families involved--their Jones County branches were split between support for the Confederacy and opposition to it--and I trace them back to the NC Piedmont and the SC backcountry, then on to Piney Woods Mississippi. Much of the book focuses on Newt Knight, the leader of the deserter band known as the "Knight Company," and on his lifelong relationship with Rachel Knight, a former slave of his grandfather's who collaborated with the band during the Civil War. Newt Knight's white wife, Serena Turner Knight, was a descendant of Aaron Welborn through her mother, Elizabeth Duckworth Turner. Those wishing to know more may contact me at my university e-mail number, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!