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Biographies and Photos of Carroll County Ancestor


This page is dedicated to our famous, infamous and hard-working ancestors of Carroll County. If you'd like to honor an ancestor by placing their bio on this site, send your ancestor's biography to Carroll County Biographies Project. Please include a photo of your ancestor, if available.

Allen, Martha Elisabeth Carpenter - submitted by Leo "Buddy" Perguson

Billingsley, William Devotie - submitted by Paul Shaw

  • William Devotie Billingsley, a native of Winona, Mississippi, was the first Naval aviator killed in the performance of duty...(read complete bio...)

Brown, John Jackson - submitted by Norman Brown

    I always thought my Browns’ had been in Mississippi long before the civil war but after years of research I discovered that my Great Grandfather, John Jackson Brown settled in Carroll Co., MS in the 1880’s and was actually born in Dale county, Alabama.  (read complete bio...)

Butt, Henry Wilson - submitted by Don Butts

    Henry Wilson Butt (Civil War Veteran) of Duck Hill, his wife Henrietta McNamara of Maryland, and their 10 children, c. 1915 (read complete bio...)

Carpenter, Jackson Families - submitted by Leo Pergson

Hemphill, James Simpson - submitted by Bill Pittman

    Jas. S. is my great-grandfather James Simpson, and his second wife is Ann Eliza.(A.E.) Vassar Dewey (read complete bio...)

Hemphill, Phillip Walter - submitted by Zoe Tom

    Philip Walker Hemphill was born 25 Sep 1804 in Chester County, South Carolina, and he died 2 Apr 1862 in Carroll County, Mississippi. (read complete bio...)

Jackson, James David Washington -

    "Dave" Jackson was born 18 Sep 1868 at Whitefield, Oktibbeha County, MS. He was the son of William J. Jackson and Mary Elizabeth "Eliza" Bagwell.  (read complete bio...)

Johnson, Samuel P. - and Eliza Beck - submitted by Gregory Johnson

King, John and Jane Matchett - submitted by Walter King

    John King  (1807 - 1852) was born in Tennessee and came to Pike County, MS when a young boy.  This was between 1815 and 1820.  He lived on a farm with his parents until he married.  In about 1830, he married Jane Matchett (1814 - 1881) (read complete bio...)

Lee McMillan Biography - submitted by Lynne Trammel

    Lee enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862, at the age of fifteen, in Company B, 28th Mississippi Calvary, serving faithfully until the surrender in April, 1865. After the war, he entered the University of Mississippi, but did not graduate. In 1869, he began the life of a cotton planter, which he continued many years. (read complete biography...)

Shaw, Hobart Doane Sr. - submitted by Paul H. Shaw

Shute Family of Black Hawk - submitted by Teresa Randall Bransby

    The earliest documented roots of the Shute family begin in 1778 Mecklenburg County, SC with Henry Shute, Sr. Henry was born 1766 and died prior to 1819 in Lancaster Co, SC. He was first married to a 'Mary' and had two children but their names are unknown. Henry secondly married Elizabeth Rape on Aug 18, 1787 in Rowan Co, NC. Elizabeth was born 1770 in Rowan Co, NC and died after 1850 in Lancaster Co, SC and was the daughter of Johann Peter and Anna Maria Reeb formerly of Pisdorf in the Grafschaft of Nassau-Saarwerden in Germany and later immigrated to America in 1752. An excellent source of the Rape/Reeb family is detailed in his book, REEB ROOTS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA by John V. Reeb, published in 1994. After Henry, Sr.'s death, his widow, Elizabeth, married Josiah Hancock. (read complete family history...)

Woodell, William James  Biography - submitted by Betty H. Catherwood

    William Woodell was born in 1830 in Robeson County, North Carolina, and passed away in 1921 in Carrollton, Carroll County, Mississippi. (read complete biography...)

Carroll County


I am John Hansen, volunteer County Coordinator for Carroll County, Mississippi.  I have family lines from here and hence my interest in establishing as much information as possible on early Carroll County History.

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