Photographs of Alcorn County Residents

Millard & Annie Spencer Cranston Lane Switcher
12-05-1943
01-21-1982
Son of Jewel Mae Floyd & J R Switcher
Jr. & Jewel Floyd Switcher in 1935 shortly after they married on October 16, 1935; they are both buried at Wheeler Grove Cemetery Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS.
Callie O. Crum Moss Nora Smith, daughter of George Washington Smith & Rebecca Matilda Crow (Taken 1929) Ella Mae Voyles Martin
Herman Harry Moss and his wife, Callie O. Crum Moss

 

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Nannie Voyles Wood

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Taken 1929 at the Crow/Smith reunion
Tommy L. Smith, son of George Washington Smith, Jr. and Rebecca Matilda Crow
This is left to right, Susan Blassingame Holloway / Dora Lee Blassingame  (Dow) Holloway Twin sisters who married Holloway brothers from Tishomingo Co., MS
 

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Left to right: Jessie, Dow, & Dock Holloway in the 1920's
 

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Marcus Lee Rorie Son of James E. Rorie during the Vietnam War.

 
Donated by Janice Switcher
Uncle Andy Byford around 1910
 
 

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Pictured Top left, Oscar Holloway, Center Back-( Clifton Holloway Janice's Grandfather) Right Back Edd Holloway
Front Row left to right, Ray Holloway, Dow Holloway, holding Quint Holloway, Dora Lee Blasisngame Holloway & Hafford Holloway

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Ruth Watson's 105th Birthday

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Mamie Cotton and Thomas Turner Smith.


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Oliver Austin Tittle (1883-1927) and Arzellar Henderson.
Standing between the parents if Floranda.
John is kneeling.
Arnest Elizabeth is the infant.
Twins J.T. and J.D.
Oliver was the son of James C. "Jim" Tittle and Julia Adeline Hopkins.

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Geneva Tittle and Wyatt Sutherland.  Geneva was the dau. of James C. "Jim" Tittle and Julia Adeline Hopkins.


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George Washington "Wash" Smith and his second wife, Flora Patterson Davis.  Flora was the widow of Prior P. Davis.  The first wife of George Smith was Sarah Harrison, who died young.

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Vercie Elizabeth Hurley who married Prentiss Rad Smith.  Vercie worked early in life at Weavers Pants Factory and at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth until she retired.  She died at Whitfield Nursing Home.

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Prentiss Rad Smith (1906-1935) married Vercie Elizabeth Hurley.  Prentiss was the son of Thomas Turner Smith and Mamie Cotton.  Prentiss died young under suspicious circumstances.

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Dairying played a big role in the economy of the area in the early 1900's.  Pictured as DeWitt Mercier holding the horse and his son, John D. Mercier, age 5, who grew up to be mayor of Corinth.  The driver of the Edgeworth Farms Dairy Wagon is Henry Vandiver who worked for the company for many years.

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Nicy Jane Hurley, daughter of John Randolph Hurley and Martha Ann Arnold.  Nicy married Archibald B. Hamm.

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Archie Randolph Hurley (1890-1939) and Georgia Ellen Eaker Hurley (1890-1975).

 

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Family of John Randolph Hurley and Martha Ann Arnold.
Left to right back row: John Ira Hurley and Leander Hurley. Rebecca Ann Hurley, Martha Josephine Hurley and Sarah Ellen Hurley. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington Hurley (twins).
Nicy Jane Hurley and Lucretia Katherine Hurley. Cynthia Elizabeth Hurley and Tempie Louvenia Hurley.

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Martha Ann Arnold (1826-1892), wife of John Randolph Hurley.  She was the daughter of George W. Arnold and Nicy Unknown.


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John Randolph Hurley (1824-1894), husband of Martha Ann Arnold.  John was the son of Thomas Hurley and Rebecca Strawn/Straughan.

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Dr. Andrew Jackson Borroum.  His stately home stood at the northwest corner of Fillmore Street and Bunch Street.  It was the Corinth Headquarters in 1862 of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard and later of Federal General John Pope.  The house is no longer standing.

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Left to right:
Amos Monroe, T.J. Newman, David "Buster" Horn, H.C. Poindexter, William Young Rogers, chairman and E.E. Long, superintendent from 1932-1941.

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Coach was C.E. Russell.
Back row, second from the left is Les Horn.
All the people in this picture are now deceased.

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This is a photograph of Hezikiah B. Mitchell, the first Mitchell in this area.  He married Mary Davidson Houston from Columbia, Tennessee. In 1838 he purchased a section of land and his family became the first to live on land previously occupied by Chief Tuscumbia of the Chickasaw tribe.  He was elected probate judge in 1836 the same year Old Tishomingo County was established.  He was the first surveyor of Alcorn (then Tish.) county.  He established a trading post for Indians at Danville Community.

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Left to right:  Leroy Gray, Roscoe Turner, John D. Mercier and Les Horn.
Both Mercier and Horn served as Mayors of Corinth.  Roscue Turner was famous for his airplane and the lion who flew with him.

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Les and Minnie Ann Shelton Horn
Les was a three-term mayor who was first elected in 1946.  The walking and exercise trail at the Corinth Park is named in honor of him.  Horn was Corinth city clerk in 1939-1940 and a former TVA employee.  He was an accomplished athlete, lettered in football, baseball and basketball at Mississippi State College and played professional baseball from 1934 to 1938.  He was a World War II veteran who later served in Korea.

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This is W T Adams, the builder and owner of Adams Machine Shop.

Jim Adams

James Henry Burress (1875-1937)
James was the son of Reuben Burress and Samantha Emaline Taylor.  He was born in June 1875 in Alabama and died in Piney Grove Community on July 29, 1937.  He fathered 21 children by 3 wives.

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Wedding picture of Florence Clark Green and Elisha Jasper Green taken in the mid-1800's.
David Burton Horn, born 1855 died 1937
Laura Francis Emmons Horn, born 1860 died 1947
married 1878 in Alcorn Co., MS
Both are buried in Henry Cemetery in Corinth, MS
They are standing in front of the house they built on Bunch St. which is the current home of Rosa's Frame Shop.

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Older couple is: Alford Newton M. Voyles, born 1854, died 1927 and his wife, Margaret A.S. "Dollie" Johnson Voyles, born 1859, died 1939.  Both are buried in Farmington Cem. The younger couple is their grandson, Leroy Voyles and his wife.

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Mattie Glen Voyles, born 1881 died 1955.
Daughter of Alford N.M. Voyles and Dollie Johnson.
Was trained as to be a nurse by Dr. Voyles.  She would go into peoples' homes that were quarantined with fevers, etc. and take care of the people until they got better.  She is credited with saving the lives of many people in Alcorn County.

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In 1899 a group of soldiers gathered for a Civil War reunion in Cates Grove in Kossuth.  John Webb made this picture which include among others; S.A. Dalton, Maj. Sam Sharp, Jim Enochs, Jim Stevens, John Grant Taylor, Tom F. Holt, Maj.G.W. Bynum, Pete A. Honnoll, John Savage, John White, L. Beech Mitchell, Josh Blackwell, Turner Bynum, Ewel McHaffey, Nat Bynum, W.M. Scally, John A. Dilworth, Rufe Settle, Newt Suitor, Dr. L.A. Hill, Barney Burnett, John A. Miller and John Wagon.

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David Arthur "Buster" Horn, born 1886 died 1941
Mattie Glen Voyles Horn, born 1881 died 1955
Both are buried in Henry Cemetery, Corinth, MS

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James Major Taylor was a grandson of Major Green Cumby.  Taylor is picture wearing his mail bag and delivered mail in the Farmington area.  Taken in the 1800's. He started out delivering on horseback because of bad roads and weather then used a horse and buggy.
Morgan Taylor was a substitute carrier.  Morgan lived at the old homeplace until his death in 1976.

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This photo was shared with me by David Eaker.  The picture is Jacob Moses Eaker (1872-1923) who was a son of Daniel Wesley Eaker and wife, Martha Lowe Ferrell.  Also pictured is Willie Annie Parrish Lowery who died in 1950.
Jacob "Jake" was a section foreman on the railroad.

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Dan Eaker (1877-1913), about 25 years old.  This photo was shared by David Eaker.  Dan was the son of Daniel Wesley Eaker and wife, Martha Lowe Ferrell.

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Georgia Ellen Eaker (1889-1975), wife of Archie Randolph Hurley.  She was the daughter of Christopher Columbus Eaker and wife, Temperance Hendrix.

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1900's, O.M. Hinton, was one of Corinth's businessmen.  Started by selling kitchen stoves door to door.  His wife, Virgie and daughter, Nellie, are in the upstairs window.

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Fred Hancock, age 19, was a postal carrier for Route 4 in Rienzi  Community.  He was killed by a train as he crossed the tracks east of Rienzi.  His view was blocked by lumber stacked next to the railroad tracks.

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Henry Shackelford Switcher & Sallie Price Bonds Switcher

 

 

Ozella Viola Tittle Burress
Wife of Ruben Elbert Burress
Daughter of James C. Tittle and Julia Hopkins

William Alexander (Alex) B. Derryberry born June 4, 1844 in Tennessee

Christopher H. (Chris) William Derryberry born Feb. 11, 1842 in Tennessee

Keziah Woodard Derryberry wife of John Derryberry born March 3, 1806

Hannah Christianna Derryberry Hurley (first wife of George Washington Hurley) born June 16, 1847

Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest
At the beginning of the War, Forrest, a citizen of Memphis, organized a cavalry force which he led at Fort Donelson and Shiloh.  In July, 1862, he captured a union garrison at Murfreesboro.  In 1864, he commanded the cavalry under Hood in the Tennessee campaign.  Many consider Forrest the greatest Confederate cavalryman.
Left-James E. Rorie and Right is Alford Holloway
During WW II
 
 
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Left to right Quinton Holloway Charles Loranzie Holloway & Dora Lee Higginbottom Holloway around 1935
 
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BRIGADIER GENERAL DON CARLOS BUELL
Commander, Department of the Ohio
Fought at Shiloh and Corinth.
Mattie Glen Voyles Horn Hiram Crum Peter Crum
Mary Ellen Timmons Crum
second wife of Hiram Crum, Jr.
Thomas Jefferson Samuel Moss & Harry Herman Moss Thomas Jefferson Samuel Moss
Bobby Neal Burress
Corinth High School Football Team
James Ray "Jimmy" Burress
Known to his friends as "Dog"
 
I would like to request help from anyone in identifying three of the four men in the picture if possible. I believe they are the sons of William and Martha Beene Wood of Alcorn Co. The man in the center, top row, is John Marion Wood, bn: 1855. Others are unknown but most likely brothers. The man on the left appears to have lost part of his right thumb. Other male descendants of William and Martha are: Lemuel Benton Wood 1836-1864; James M. Wood, 1841-1911; William Joseph, 1846-?; David E., 1854-? Allen Louis 1859-?  Karene Wood
Rienzi School 1890 Source Citation: Resident section of Main Street east of Kossuth,  Alcorn County, Mississippi, March 1920; The Gaither Spradling Library  Photographic Collection; The Itawamba Historical Society, Mantachie,  Mississippi. Photographic post card, 3.5"x5.5" postmarked March 28, 
1920. Mailed by Hugh Allen Boren, a student at Alcorn Agricultural  High School in Kossuth to his sister Ruth at Ratliff, Itawamba County,  Mississippi. Handwritten on the reverse side of the post card: "All is 
well. This is a resident section of Main Street east of Kossuth. Only  seven boys boarding in dormitory now. Only eight more weeks of school  now. Your bro. H.A.B."

Sent in by:
Bob Franks
Publications Editor
The Itawamba Historical Society, Inc.
http://www.itawambahistory.org

 
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