Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Gone With the Wind Connection, Charleston South Carolina

On a recent business trip to Charleston, South Carolina, Kent took time to visit Saint Phillips Episcopal Church Cemetery to photograph the burial location of some relatives. John Moran Ezzell is his first cousin, once removed. John married Margaret "Peggy" Rhett Cuthbert of Charleston, South Carolina.  If you are a Gone With the Wind fan like me then you also know that India Wilkes, Ashley's sister in the movie, was played by Alicia Rhett.  What was interesting to learn is that Alicia is a cousin of Peggy Butler Rhett Cuthbert. Alicia passed away on January 3, 2014 and is interred next to the large flat headstone of John and Peggy Ezzell.  The photo of John and Peggy was taken at Moran Place in July 1945 at a family reunion.  More reunion photographs can be found here.

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