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HATTI GODBOLD (1880 - 1956)
"The Florence Nightingale of Adams County," Hattie was held in high regard
within the community. She studied nursing at the Charity Hospital of Natchez,
and graduated from one of the first classes of student nurses. In later
years, Hattie opened the Natchez Sanitarium, in which she personally trained
young girls, in nursing.
was born in Knoxville, MS, a descendant of Levi GODBOLD and Winifred KNIGHTON,
who had married around 1808, and Louis L. WEATHERSBY and Mary CULPEPPER,
both born around 1770. Hattie married Charles Theodore BAUER on 4 Aug 1903.
They had one son, Theodore Charles "Ted" BAUER, born 13 Feb, 1908.
Submitted by Ellen
VALENTINE THOMAS, SR., (Capt.) (1756-1807)
Valentine T. Dalton was born in 1756 in Ireland and lived in Augusta Co.,
Va. before the Revolutionary War. During the Revolutionary War, he
was a Captain of artillery who served with George Rogers Clark during the
Conquest of the Illinois. He was Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the
United States in the Illinois.
1789, Capt. Dalton moved to Natchez where he taught school, and served
as interpreter of the English language to the Spanish Government under
the reign of Governor Don Carlos de Grand-Pre. He practiced law in Natchez,
Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. Capt. Dalton died on February 6, 1807 in
by Neil Dalton
Greenleaf was one of the earliest, if not the first, gin wright in the
Natchez District, and was unquestionably the most skillful in his day.
He came to Mississippi in 1792 and settled in Adams Co. previous to 1795
and soon afterward was known to have seen and examined a model of the Eli
Whitney gin, at the house of Philip Six, near Selsertown. He subsequently
built a gin in the same neighborhood, on his own account, upon the land
Curtis. This long afterward was known as the public gin of Edmund
Anders, and formed one point on the boundary between the counties of Adams
Greenleaf also introduced the screw press for packing cotton. He
was born in Bolton, Massachusetts on March 9, 1763, son of Israel and Prudence
(Whitcomb) Greenleaf, families of long standing in New England. On
May 24, 1795 in Jefferson Co., Mississippi, he married Miss Phoebe Jones,
daughter of John Jones and Anna Brown. After her death, he married Mrs.
Pamela Gore, widow of Davis Gore of Washington, Adams Co. Mississippi.
was in the Battle of Bunker Hill at the age of 12 years. He was in
the 2nd. Worchester Regiment of Militia under Col. Josiah Whitney, Capt.
Sawyer's Co. He served later against the Indians in Mississippi
There were seven children born to David and Phoebe (Jones) Greenleaf, all
near Natchez. David Greenleaf died near Warrentown, Miss. on October
14, 1819 and is buried in the Redbone Cemetery. His tombstone,
of the oldest in Warren County, Mississippi, was erected by his son
Daniel Greenleaf, who was acclaimed by General A. M. West as "one of the
most distinguished men of the constitutional convention of 1832."
Mississippi Revolutionary Soldiers, p. 125; Genealogy of the Greenleaf
Family by James E. Greenleaf, 1896; Adams Co. Tax Rolls, Deeds, Census
Cemetery Records; newspaper articles in Jackson Clarion Ledger (1980;81;82)
; Mississippi by J. F. H. Claiborne, p. 143; family papers of Charles &
Elzabeth Phillips, P.O. Box 6022, Yuma, Arizona 85366)
by Charles P. Phillips
ANDREW, Capt. (1757 - 1838)
Marschalk served as an officer in the US Army during the Revolutionary War,
and was commissioned by Gen. George Washington. He operated the first press
in the Mississippi Territory, out of Fort Sargent, MS. Captain Marschalk
was responsible for printing the Laws of the Territory of MS, the proceedings
of the General Assembly, a series of almanacs, and several other historical
documents. He settled permanently in Adams Co, where he operated the press
for many years in a building on the corner of Wall and Franklins Streets.
In later years, Capt. Marschalk served as a Justice of the Peace of Adams
was born in NY. He married Suzanne MCDONALD in 1797. After her death in
1814, he married Sidney JOHNSON.
World War II, a liberty ship was named S.S.ANDREW MARSCHALK.
Submitted by Ellen
first governor of Mississippi (1798) resided at Natchez.