William H. J. Foy House, Egypt

egypt ga william h j foy house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Jackie Monson Purdy writes of this landmark Craftsman-style house: This was the home of William Henry Jackson Foy and his wife Lillian Walker. W.H.J. Foy was the son of Edward Edwin Foy and Sarah Ann Brinson. By the time I was born in 1935, both my grandparents had passed away. My mother was a teacher in Egypt and she lived for a time lived with her uncle and his wife. They had 3 sons: Corniel Franklin Foy, William Edward Foy, and Henry Jackson Foy. When I was born they claimed me as their granddaughter and I always knew them as Grandma & Grandpa Jack. I spent many a summer and Christmas in this beautiful old home. Grandma Jack let me make biscuits and we also had fresh hams and bacon hanging in the smoke house. Many a time I watched as the old mule pulled around in a circle as they ground the sugar cane. Such happy times. The house still looks good, and they have now moved the old train station to a spot near the side of the home. We were just in Egypt this past summer of 2011.

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3 responses to “William H. J. Foy House, Egypt

  1. Ross Furlong

    It is an awesome old home but it is a shame that no one has lived there in 10 years and that it is not being regularly maintained like it should…I have a lot of memories in that house and the property as it is where I grew up. There was something always mysterious about the house that interested me when I was younger. I love the history behind it and I wish I could find more pictures and information about the old train depot on the property and what was done on the plantation. I’m sure there is a lot of hidden history around the premises that could be found with a metal detector.

  2. Jackie Monson Purdy

    This was the home of William Henry Jackson Foy and his wife Lillian Walker. W.H.J. Foy was the son of Edward Edwin Foy and Sarah Ann Brinson. By the time I was born in 1935, both my grandparents had passed away. My mother was a teacher in Egypt and she lived for a time lived with her uncle and his wife. They had 3 sons: Corniel Franklin Foy, William Edward Foy, and Henry Jackson Foy. When I was born they claimed me as their granddaughter and I always knew them as Grandma & Grandpa Jack. I spent many a summer and Christmas in this beautiful old home. Grandma Jack let me make biscuits and we also had fresh hams and bacon hanging in the smoke house. Many a time I watched as the old mule pulled around in a circle as they ground the sugar cane. Such happy times. The house still looks good, and they have now moved the old
    train station to a spot near the side of the home. We were just in Egypt this past summer of 2011.

  3. Tom Robinson

    Awesome older home – a thing of beauty, and history. I’m sure it has a history to share…

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