12 June 2007

Reminder of the FGS Program for Saturday, June 16th!

Jill Noblit MacGregor

Jill Noblit MacGregor is a native Floridian and third generation native of Tarpon Springs the great grand-daughter of Tarpon Springs Pioneer Granville Edwin (G.E.) Noblit, Sr., originally of Brockwayville, PA. Born and raised in the bayou city of Tarpon Springs, MacGregor's love of history and her local heritage runs deep. Primarily a published author of poetry, featured in store gift books and magazines, Jill has written and performed local plays/musicals and performs The National Anthem for featured Bay area sports events. Her recent book publication of, Once Upon A Bayou, is a historical biography featuring the life and legacy of her great-grandfather, Noblit, Sr. during the formative years of Tarpon Springs history and the birth of Pinellas County, of which, Noblit Sr., dubbed the "Daddy of Pinellas," played a key role in their beginnings. Jill is currently working on another historical biography featuring the inspiration account of a local survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945. MacGregor considers herself blessed to have grown up in an area so rich in history and diversity, an area that is a constant source of inspiration for her music and writing.

Ms. MacGregor will present a program at out June 16th meeting about her Noblit ancestors of Tarpon Springs, Florida -- a real insight into this area of Florida, her ancestors, and the writing of this great new book. You won't want to miss this presentation!