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MINYARD FAMILY

Submitted by Darryl Andrews, Livingston Louisiana at dga99@i-55.com on February 6, 2006

 

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The following family history is a chapter in a book which I am compiling and writing on the EDWARDS family who came to Livingston Parish, Louisiana about 1845. It is a work in process and the information is subject to corrections and additions as more information becomes available. The information was compiled from many sources, some from the internet, and at this point its correctness or accuracy can not be assured. THE INFORMATION IS UNPROVEN. It is intended solely as a starting point and therefore it is strongly recommended that anyone using the information should do their own further research to the extent that they are satisfied with the information. As anyone doing genealogy research knows, it is very difficult to find “proof” of the accuracy of information. Indeed many times even the person providing the direct information or the person recording it has gotten it wrong and some legally recorded records themselves have been shone to be less than accurate. People can have an honest disagreement about any information used and therefore each should determine for themselves how satisfied they are in using the information. If someone used only information from which there was a definitive “proof”, then each family history would be very short indeed.

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This family information was compiled primarily from the following sources:

1.          Carroll County Mississippi History and Families, by the Carroll County Genealogical Society.

2.          Records of Lawrence County, Mississippi, by John Paul Smith

3.          Edwards Families From South Carolina to the Mississippi Territory in 1810, by Mrs. Daniel B. (Edwina Price) Snyder.

4.          Colyell Cousins: Averett, Edwards, Taylor, Watts, Wells and Related Families (including Harrell, Brian, Rentz and Minyard), by Darryl G. Andrews

5.          Amite County, Mississippi, 1699-1890, by Albert E. Casey.

6.          Averett and Harrell Connections, by Marvin Boyd Zeigler and Gay Nell Gibson. Submitted to the author in December 2000.

7.          Genealogical and Historical Abstracts of Legal Records of Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana, 1804-1870, by Ernest Russ Williams,Jr.

8.          The Saga of the Clan Kennedy: A Kennedy/Kenedy/Kannady/Canaday/Kanada/Kannda Family Book of Genealogy With Connecting Families, compiled and written by Susie H. Kannada.

9.          Beth Thurman at <terrilee@ipa.net>. Provided much of the information on Lagrone family in Arkansas.

10.        The UsGenWeb website at <www.usgenweb.org>

11.        The GenForum website at <www.genforum.genealogy.com>

12.        The Morman website at <www.familysearch.org>.

13.        RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project website.

14.        Ancestry.com website at <www.ancestry.com>

15.        Message boards on the website: www.rootsweb.com

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JAMES MINYARD, SR. was born about 1765-1768 in Moore County, North Carolina and died about 1827 in Lawrence County, Mississippi. Research at this time has not determined his actual birthplace and date nor his marriage and the names of his wife and parents although some records suggest that he was married in 1788 in North Carolina. James Minyard was part of the “Nathan Smith Settlement” in Franklin County, Georgia and owned land along Mountain Creek. He was one of the signers of a letter to Governor James Jackson of GA dated 1798 from Franklin County, GA. The letter was signed by 46 residents of Jackson and Franklin Counties seeking relief from Indian infringement on land that was deeded to them by the State of Georgia between 1783 and 1788. As a matter of fact, the spelling was James MINNERD on the document. Many of the “Nathan Smith Settlers” can be traced to Cumberland, Moore, and Anson County area of North Carolina.

He left Franklin County, Georgia. due to problems associated with boundary disputes related to the Indian Nations land. He was in Bogue Chitto area of Lawrence County, Mississippi by or before 1812. The Smith's, Carpenter's, Dickerson's, Guess, Kees, Minyard and Walker families plus many others, served in the War of 1812 in the Capt. Billy Smith's Regiment. The men were organized and went back to Alabama to fight the Creeks at Fort Mim's in 1813.

James Minyard appears on the Lawrence County, Mississippi tax list as early as 1816 and he owned land along the Bogue Chitto River which he acquired in 1820 by a US Land Patent issued  by President James Monroe for 300.92 acres in Lawrence County, Mississippi. He died in Lawrence County in 1827. In 1833 his sons James, Jr., William and Thomas moved into Carroll County, Mississippi. His remaining son John went to Copiah County, Mississippi with his sister Elizabeth Minyard Case and her husband Thomas.

 

(*Note: The following information from Records of Lawrence County, Mississippi, by John Paul Smith, Volume III, page 44*)

 

Deed Book A, Page 173/198, Oct 3, 1820

James Monroe, President of the United States of America, a U. S. Patent to James Minyard for land. The S1/2 of Sec. 25, T 7, R 7E containing 300.92 acres.

Signed James Monroe, President

Josiah Meigs, Commissioner of the General Land Office

Rec. Vol. 5, Page 130

Rec. Feb. 1, 1822,

H. M. Runnels, Clerk

 

Deed Book B  1826 - 1835

          Page 331 & 332  Lawrence Co. Miss. April 15, 1833 - "We the heirs of James Minyard" of Lawrence Co., Miss to William Gwin of Franklin Co., Miss. for $620.00, "all that tract of land lying and being on the waters of Boguechitto", the S1/2 of Sec. 25, T7 R7E, containing 300.22 acres, Apr. 15, 1833.  Sign. James Minyard, Thomas Case, Wm. (X) Minyard, Clarkston (X) Edwards, Nelea (X) Edwards, John (X) Minyard, Serah (X) Minyard*, John (X) Pullin; wit. Wm. Smith, Stephen Smith.  *(Note of Compiler - signature appears twice as shown).

          Page 332  Lawrence Co., Miss. - "Sarah Minyard the wife of one of the heirs" acknowledged on Apr. 15, 1833, before William Smith, J.P., that she voluntarily signed the foregoing deed.  Rec. July 5, 1833, J. Caldwell, Clk. 

(*Note: This land was located in present-day Lincoln County due south of Brookhaven and US Highway 84 and US Highway 51 runs through this land*) (*Note: This is the same lands acquired by James Minyard by land patent in 1820*).

 

 

 

(*Note: The following information from Records of Lawrence County, Mississippi, by John Paul Smith, Volume II, page 115*)

Tax Rolls 1818 and 1825.  1825 Tax Roll (page 109)

Menyard, James  320 Acres, quality 2, Situation of Property Bogue Chitto, State Tax 1.92.

Menyard, William  Situation of Property Bogue Chitto, White Polls 1, State Tax .75.

Menyard, John   Situation of Property  Bogue Chitto, White Polls 1, State Tax .75.

Menyard, James Jr.  Situation of Property Bogue Chitto, White Polls 1, State Tax .75.

 

1828 Tax Roll of Lawrence County, Mississippi:

William Minyard, 160 acres on Bogue Chitto, 2 slaves, 1 poll

James Minyard, Bogue Chitto, 1 poll

John Minyard, Bogue Chitto, 1 poll

The poll tax was an assessment on all free white males between the ages of 21 and 50.  Younger men who had reached age 21 but were not yet financially established and owned no taxable property were assessed only the poll tax.  As they became older many eventually acquired land and/or slaves and at that time would be assessed the appropriate property tax.  Of course, many men never acquired land or slaves and thus were assessed only a poll tax throughout their life.  It is also common for a father to be assessed tax on land and slaves and his younger sons perhaps to be assessed only a poll tax.  When someone was taxed for land and/or slaves but were not assessed a poll tax, that is an indication that they were over 50 years old.  Women were not taxed at all unless they were the head of household and owned land or slaves.  The poll tax was not

assessed on women. (*Provided by Greg Price, Dallas, TX <GregoryPrice62@aol.com>*)

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES MINYARD, SR.

JAMES MINYARD, JR.; MARY MINYARD; WILLIAM MINYARD; JOHN MINYARD; (SON) MINYARD; ELIZABETH “BETSY” MINYARD; CELIA MINYARD; CHARITY MINYARD; SARAH MINYARD; THOMAS MINYARD; and DELANEY MINYARD

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CHILDREN OF JAMES MINYARD,SR.:

1.  JAMES MINYARD, JR. was born 1804 in Georgia and died before September 29,1848 in Carroll County, Mississippi. He was married in Lawrence County, Mississippi on September 11,1831 to SARAH CARPENTER, born 1810 in Georgia and died in 1878, the daughter of JOHN CARPENTER and ESTHER KENNEDY (CANADAY) of Moore County, North Carolina. In 1833 he moved his family from Lawrence County to Carroll County, Mississippi and in 1834 he purchased 40.35 acres in that county described as the NW1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 28, Township 18, Range 4 East. The 1850 and 1860 census for Carroll County would indicate that Sarah Carpenter Minyard was relatively wealthy as she owned five slaves in 1850 and in 1860 had real estate apprised at $4500 and a personal estate of $11000. (*Note: The estate settlement of Esther Carpenter can be found in Carroll County, Mississippi*)

 

     CHILDREN OF JAMES MINYARD,JR. AND SARAH CARPENTER:

     A.    OWEN MINYARD born June 16,1832 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died March 4,1895 in Carroll County. He was married in Carroll County on March 3,1853 to CHARITY CARPENTER, born 1837 and died about 1872/1873. He was married for a  second time in Carroll County on June 14,1874 to MALINDA CARPENTER, born in 1848-1850. The 1880 census shows that they were living in Leflore County, Mississippi. According to the Military Annals of Carroll County, Mississippi, Owen served in the Confederate Army and was enlisted to Company “G”, 22nd Mississippi Regiment, Featherston’s Brigade, Lorings Division, Polks Corps, Army of Tennessee. They were known as the Black Hawk Rifles. Also served in Company “F” Mississippi 20th Calvary.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    James Albert Minyard born June 18,1854 and died May 10,1933. He was married first on March 10,1886 to Elizabeth Felts, the daughter of Kindred and Dilla Felts. After Elizabeth died, James was married a second time to Sarah "Sallie” Tardy, born January 26,1855 and died February 9,1950. She was formerly married to ??  Neal. James and Elizabeth are both buried in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Carroll County and Sallie is buried in New Salem Cemetery in Carroll County.

                   Children:

                   a.  Minnie Celeste Minyard born November 12,1886 and died in July 1984 at McCarley in Carroll County. She married James Albert Gordin and they had no children. They both are buried in the Itta Bena Cemetery.

                   b.  Ellen Missouri Minyard born July 31,1888 at McCarley, Mississippi. She was married on January 8,1906 at the preacher’s house in Henderson Forks, MS to James Jacob “Jake” Minyard, born July 26,1884, the son of William H. Minyard and Maggie Ware. James Jacob died December 7,1950 (1960?) and Ellen died January 17,1980 and they are both buried in the Enon Cemetery in Carroll County. (Children: James Dorris Minyard born January 19,1907 and died April 21,1974 at Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi. He married Beatrice ??, born February 11,1906 and died March 13,1985 and both are buried in Enon Cemetery; Thomas Emmitt Minyard born June 11,1908 in Carroll County and died November 30,1966 in Carroll County. He married Eula Mattie Minyard, born July 15,1909 in Carroll County and died July 21,1990 in Greenwood, Mississippi, the daughter of Charles Minyard and Alma S. Shelton. Both are buried in Enon Cemetery; Neva Minyard born December 9,1910 in Carroll County and died January 25,1964. She married Willard Russell Carpenter, born September 18, 1915 in Carroll County and died April 19,1981 and both were buried in Enon Cemetery; Albert Gordon Minyard born October 10,1912 in Carroll County and died March 28,1976. He married Corene/Correen Goss, born July 30,1925 and died December 12,1997 and both were buried in Enon Cemetery; Margaret E. “Maggie” Minyard born February 21, 1915 and died February 22,1974 and married John “Johnie” Cheek, born June 7, 1911 and died January 21,1983, the son of Cornelius Littleton Cheek and Hettie Minyard. Both are buried in Enon Cemetery; Wilma Minyard born February 27,1918 and died October 24,1967 and was buried in Enon Cemetery. She married She married James Hardy McDaniel, born May 15,1910; Louise Minyard born January 10,1920 and died May 24,2004 at Greenwood, Leflore County. She married Harry V. Cheek, born February 11, 1903 and died November 15,1977 and was buried in Enon Cemetery, the son of Cornelius Littleton Cheek and Hettie Minyard; Jacob Kenneth Minyard married May 17,1946 to Mary Evelyn Jefferys, born July 30,1918; Robert Clayton Minyard born December 15,1924/5 in Carroll County and died June 4, 1983 at Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi and was buried in the Enon Cemetery. He married Lena Carpenter; and Nellie Bernice Minyard born February 14,1927 and died December 2,1989. She married Erastus E. Gammill,Sr, born August 16, 1927 and died November 20,1988. Both are buried in Enon Cemetery.).

                   c.  James Kindred Minyard born 1890 and died in 1959. He married Maggie Richards and they had no children. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.

                   d.  Thomas Owen Minyard born 1891 and died in 1945 from heart failure. He married Lillie Sue Johnson, born in 1889 and died in 1967, the daughter of John T. Johnson and Sue Ella Gray. They lived in the McCarley vicinity of Carroll County. They are both buried in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. (Children: James Edwin “Son” Minyard (February 12,1916-March 30,1996 at McCarley, Carroll County) and was married on April 8,1939 to Mattie Belle McDonald; Eleanor Elizabeth Minyard (July 9,1917-January 1962) married first Roy French and  second George Taylor and third Buford Odom (March 6,1903-February 1980); Annie Lloyd Minyard (August 18,1918-January 10,1991 at Carrollton, Carroll County) married Hayden Franklin Kendall; Margaret Irby “Rita” Minyard (1921-1947) married Thomas Keown; and Thomas Kindred Minyard (1926) married first Ruth Ridgeway and second Maurine Palmer and third Lois Sappington).

            2.    Thomas Ulysses Minyard born March 1856.

            3.    William Henderson Minyard born September 21,1858 and died June 11,1931. He was married on December 15,1881 to Maggie Bell Ware, born December 21,1858 in Carroll County and died there July 12,1929. Both are buried in the Enon ME Cemetery. (Carroll County Marriage Book J, page 92).

                   Children:

                   a.  James Jacob “Jake” Minyard born July 26,1884 and was married to Ellen Missouri Minyard of McCarley, Mississippi on January 8,1906 at the preacher’s house in Henderson Forks, Mississippi. She was born July 31,1888 and was the daughter of James Albert Minyard and Elizabeth Felts. James Jacob died December 7,1960 and Ellen died January 17,1980 and they are both buried in the Enon Cemetery in Carroll County. (Children: James Dorris Minyard born January 19,1907 and died April 21,1974 at Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi. He married Beatrice ??, born February 11,1906 and died March 13,1985 and both are buried in Enon Cemetery; Thomas Emmitt Minyard born June 11,1908 in Carroll County and died November 30,1966 in Carroll County. He married Eula Mattie Minyard, born July 15,1909 in Carroll County and died July 21,1990 in Greenwood, Mississippi, the daughter of Charles Minyard and Alma S. Shelton. Both are buried in Enon Cemetery; Neva Minyard born December 9,1910 in Carroll County and died January 25,1964. She married Willard Russell Carpenter, born September 18,1915 in Carroll County and died April 19,1981 and both were buried in Enon Cemetery; Albert Gordon Minyard born October 10,1912 in Carroll County and died March 28,1976. He married Corene/Correen Goss, born July 30,1925 and died December 12,1997 and both were buried in Enon Cemetery; Margaret E. “Maggie” Minyard born February 21,1915 and died February 22,1974 and married John “Johnie” Cheek, born June 7,1911 and died January 21,1983, the son of Cornelius Littleton Cheek and Hettie Minyard. Both are buried in Enon Cemetery; Wilma Minyard born February 27,1918 and died October 24,1967 and was buried in Enon Cemetery. She married She married James Hardy McDaniel, born May 15,1910; Louise Minyard born January 10, 1920 and died May 24,2004 at Greenwood, Leflore County. She married Harry V. Cheek, born February 11,1903 and died November 15,1977 and was buried in Enon Cemetery, the son of Cornelius Littleton Cheek and Hettie Minyard; Jacob Kenneth Minyard married May 17,1946 to Mary Evelyn Jefferys, born July 30,1918; Robert Clayton Minyard born December 15,1924/5 in Carroll County and died June 4, 1983 at Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi and was buried in the Enon Cemetery. He married Lena Carpenter; and Nellie Bernice Minyard born February 14,1927 and died December 2,1989. She married Erastus E. Gammill,Sr, born August 16,1927 and died November 20,1988. Both are buried in Enon Cemetery.).

                   b.  Maggie Belle Minyard born February 7,1895 in Carroll County and died May 12, 1941. She was married first in Carroll County on January 9,1907 to Luke S. Smith and secondly on May 6,1959 to Samuel M. Tingle, born May 1,1892 and died. May 6,1959. Samuel and Maggie are buried in Enon Cemetery.

                   c.  Mattie Maude Minyard born October 21,1889 in Carroll County and died September 26,1950. She was married in Carroll County on December 30,1910 to

William B. Tingle, born November 10,1887 and died November 26,1964. Both are buried in Enon Cemetery.

                   d.  (Son) Minyard died young of severe burns.

            4.    Owen Minyard,Jr. born in January 1863/1864 and was married on March 8,1888 in Carroll County, Mississippi to Mattie Ware, born in January 1864. They are both believed to be buried in the Enon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

            5.    Nathan Walter Minyard born September 7,1866 in Carroll County, Mississippi and was married in Carroll County on October 18,1893 to Nannie Papps/Pabst, born in Carroll County on February 18,1876. She was the daughter of John D. Papps/Pabst and Henrietta Doster. Henrietta’s parents were George Washington Doster and Mary Foster. John D. Pabst was born in Carroll Parish, LA and came to Carroll County, Mississippi in the 1870's. Walter moved his family to Dell in Mississippi County, Arkansas around 1922. Walter died from throat cancer in 1925 in Mississippi County, Arkansas and was buried about a half mile north of the town of Dell on what is called the “Mound Place” so named because of the Indian mounds located on the farm. Nannie later married a Baptist preacher named Bill DePriest. She died in Linden, Tennessee in 1952. Nannie was said to be of Indian descent with her bloodline from  her grandmother, Nancy Black of York, South Carolina.
Children:

                   a.  Robert Lee “Bob” Minyard born July 31,1894 in Carroll County and died in September 1981 at Dell, Mississippi County, Arkansas. He was married in Carroll County in 1914 to Lula Mae Corley, the daughter of Matthew Corley and Maggie Barrentine. Robert moved his family to Dell in Mississippi County, Arkansas in 1922. Robert was married a second time to Josephine Mooney. (His children: Robert Austin Minyard born May 30,1916 and died in August 1982 at Blytheville, Mississippi County Arkansas; Mary Lee Minyard born December 5,1919; Harold James Minyard born May 23,1923; Juanita Minyard born November 5,1926; Ethel Christine Minyard born September 1,1929. She married ?? Jackson; and Betty Jean Minyard born January 15,1934).

                   b.  Ruby Minyard born in March 1896.

                   c.  Katie Minyard born in March 1897.

                   d.  Lonnie “Fannie” Minyard born on September 20,1900.

                   e.  Dick Minyard born on January 3,1903.

                   f.   Dennis Minyard born on September 13,1905.

                   g.  Curtis Minyard born about 1906 and died young.

                   h.  Norma Minyard born on October 20,1907.

                   i.   Nathan Minyard born on August 17,1909.

                   j.   Eddie Minyard born on September 5,1911 and died in August 1975 at Dell, Mississippi County, Arkansas.

                   k.  Martha Minyard born on August 2,1913 and died young.

                   l.   Everett Minyard born about 1915 and died young.

            6.    Angus Martin Minyard born December 8,1868 in Carroll County and died July 6, 1960 in Mississippi County,  Arkansas. He was married in Carroll County, Mississippi on December 23,1897 to Hattie Carpenter, born August 13,1878 and died August 31, 1919, the daughter of John C. Carpenter and Margaret “Maggie” Minyard. In about 1922 Angus left Carroll County and moved his family to Dell in Mississippi County, Arkansas.

                   Children:

                   a.  Marshall Minyard born October 6,1898 and died June 20,1899.

                   b.  Maggie Jimmie Minyard born July 15,1900 and died May 3,1940. She married J. P. Cohea.

c.    Angus Ford Minyard born January 22,1902 and died October 9,1969 at Wardell in Pemiscot County, Missouri.

d.    James Neal Minyard born January 17,1904 and died January 31,1981. He was married in Grenada County, Mississippi on December 3,1929 to Mary Francis Cohea, born October 27,1911 and died May 1977. Both died at Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee. Children were: James Angus Minyard born September 15,1930; Marshall Minyard born October 8,1933, Billy Gene Minyard born July 5, 1935; Dan Minyard born July 21,1937; Oudia Ruth Minyard (Curtis) born October 8,1939; Millard Minyard born February 3,1948.

                   e.  Ada Helen Minyard born November 23,1905 and died September 27,1977 at Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama. She married Elmer Crumwell on February 8,1930.  Children were:  Little Della Ruth Crumwell born and died November 23,1930; Paulean Crumwell born May 17,1932, Dorothy Dell Crumwell born March 18,1934; Ira Sails Crumwell born March 18,1934; Barbara Kilfean Crumwell born March 19,1936; Robby J. Crumwell born January 1,1938 and died in July 1938; Robert Wesley Crumwell born in May 1941; and Carolyn Faye Crumwell born ??.

                   f.   John Minyard born February 17,1908 in Carrollton and died on December 24, 1980. He was married on October 23,1937 to Leslie Lee Dildine, the daughter of William Homer Dildine and Mattie Dee George. She was born June 11,1917 in Dyersberg, Tennessee and died August 11,2000. Both died at Dudley, Stoddard County, Missouri. Both are buried at Shane Memorial Cemetary in Fisk, Butler County, Missouri. Children: John Calvin Minyard born August 3,1938; Homer Glenn Minyard born June 29,1940 and died July 16,1989; Esther Mae Minyard (Peracki) born February 19,1942; Frances Lucille Minyard (Mullins) born November 2,1946; Margaret Minyard (Wilkerson, Abernathy) born February 19, 1948; Jannette Minyard (Brown) and Annette Minyard (Brown, Lack) born May 18,1949.  (* married names in parenthesis)

                   g.  Mattie Lucille Minyard born May 5,1910 and died October 20,2002 at Portage in Porter County, Indiana. She was first married to ?? Corley and secondly to Myles Thomas.

                   h.  Zula Minyard born October 4,1912 and died December 3,1928.

                   i.   Owen Minyard born October 8,1914 and died April 30,1982 at Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. He married Geneva Rynes on April 20,1935. Children were: Barbara Ann Minyard (Hankins) born April 20,1936; Bonnie Lynn Minyard (?) born June 5,1938; Earnest Wayne Minyard born January 3,1941; and Ruby Laverne Minyard was married in Grenada County on May 31,1924 to Edward Bell

                   j.   Hattie Vivian Minyard born July 18,1917 and died December 13,1918.

     7.    Mahala Minyard born 1871 in Carroll County and died 1905. She was married in Carroll County on March 5,1899 to Henry Pleasant Browning, born 1861, the son of William Browning and Mary Collier. He may have been married secondly to Laura Ross. He died June 25,1939 at his home near Enon and both are buried in the Enon ME Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Elma Browning born February 2,1900 in Carroll County, Mississippi. She was married first in 1924 to William Barber and secondly to W. S. McDaniel. Children: Sybil Barber born August 31,1925 in Carroll County, Mississippi and was married first on September 2,1941 to Henry Lee Long, born January 20, 1918/9 and died August 1981 at Hazelhurst in Copiah County. Sybil was married secondly on December 22,1951 to Raymond E. Rathburn; and Elma had three children by second marriage to W. S. McDaniel.

                   b.  Rhesa Read Browning born August 15,1902 in Carroll County, Mississippi. He was married in Midland, Texas on August 8,1935 to Mary Wilma Rooney, born June 4,1912 in Ft. Stockton, Texas, the daughter of William Patrick (Edward) Rooney and Jessie Mae Powers. She died March 17,1984 in Monohans, Texas and Rhesa died July 25,1984 in Monohans and both were buried in the Monohans Cemetery. Children: John Mark Browning born October 5,1951 in Monohans, Texas and four other children.        

                   c.  Gladys Browning born February 15,1904 in Carroll County, Mississippi and was married first to Phil Allen and second to Gus ??.

            8.    Ada Minyard born 1872.

            9.    Charles Minyard was born August 17,1875 and died January 27,1943. He married Alma S. Shelton, born August 7 or 17,1882 and died January 13,1944. Both are buried in the Enon ME Cemetery in Carroll County.

                   Children:

                   a.  Eula Mattie Minyard born July 15,1909 in Carroll County and died July 21,1990 in Greenwood, Mississippi. She married Thomas Emmitt Minyard, born June 11, 1908 in Carroll County, Mississippi, the son of James Jacob “Jake” Minyard and Ellen Missouri Minyard.  He died November 30,1966 in Carroll County and both were buried in the Enon ME Cemetery.

                   b.  Rufus Minyard born October 19,1915 and married Carrie Valentine “Vallie” Pinkston, born February 14,1917 (February 6,1919?)  in Mississippi and died June 3,1996 while a resident of Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Felix Greenberry Pinkston and Lillie Blanche Wimberly. They lived most of their married life in Indiana. Rufus died July 4,1975 at Crown Point in Lake County, Indiana. He and Carrie are both buried in the Enon Cemetery. (Children: Jerome Minyard married Brucene Browning; Charlotte Minyard married Billy Tallant: Gloria Faye Minyard married Morris Browning; Yvonne Minyard married Walter Hall; Christine Minyard married Horace Gilbreath; and Randy Minyard married Jackie Carney).

                   c.  Lera Minyard born July 16,1918 and died April 1,1997. She was married on December 22,1934 to George Anderson Pinkston, born October 19,1916 in Mississippi and died June 18,1976. He was the son of Felix Greenberry “Green” Pinkston and Blanche Wimberly. They are both buried in the Enon Cemetery in Carroll County. (Children: One daughter married first ?? Welch and had four children and married secondly ?? Layman; One daughter married ?? McCorkle and had two children; and a son married ?? Alford and had two children).

                   d.  Malcom Minyard born January 13,1923 and died January 20,1961 and was buried in the Enon ME Cemetery.

            10.  Hettie Minyard was born December 1,1879 and died July 31,1955 and is buried in the Enon ME Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Mississippi. She was married on April 23,1902 to Cornelius Littleton Cheek, born about 1861, the son of George Cheek and Artemissa Elmira Trotter. Hettie and Littleton were living together on the 1910 Carroll County census but Littleton was living in a separate household with his mother on the 1920 Carroll County census. His mother was listed as A. E. Turnipseed age 82 and born in Mississippi. Her parents were Thomas Trotter and Mary A. ?? and both were born in Tennessee. George Cheek, born about 1835, was the son of John Cheek and Susan Jane Trotter. Artemissa Trotter (Cheek), born about 1837, was married in 1868 to Thomas Luther Turnipseed, born November 11,1818 in Richland County, South Carolina and died November 13,1902 in Carroll County,Mississippi and was buried in the Jordan Chapel Cemetery in Holmes County, Mississippi. He was married first to Celia Shepherd.

                   Children:

                   a.  Harry V. Cheek born February 11,1903 and died November 15,1977 and was buried in Enon Cemetery in Carroll County. He married Louise Minyard born January 10,1920 and died May 24,2004 while a resident of Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of James Jacob Minyard and Ellen Missouri Minyard. Children: Clinton Liddell Cheek born August 31,1942 and died December 11,1983 and was buried in Enon Cemetery; and two others.

                   b.  Joseph C. (Chester?) Cheek born about 1905 as listed on 1910 Carroll County census.

                   c.  David Martin Cheek born October 11,1908 and died May 7,1982 and was buried in Enon Cemetery in Carroll County. He married Sadie Noland born about 1919 and died from cancer at age 82 in Greenwood and was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton, Carroll County, Mississippi. She was a native and lifelong resident of Carroll County and Greenwood. Children: David Vinson Cheek Selma Cheek Thorn; Alice Cheek Worrell; Bonnie Cheek Watkins; Shirley Cheek Underwood; Rachel Cheek Grones; and Kathy Cheek Carpenter. (*From obituary in the “Winona Times” newspaper the week of June 21,2001*)

                   d.  John “Johnie” Cheek born June 7,1911 and died January 21,1983.  He married Margaret E. “Maggie “ Minyard, born February 21,1915 and died February 22, 1974. She was the daughter of James Jacob Minyard and Ellen Missouri Minyard. Both are buried in Enon Cemetery in Carroll County. Children: David Alton Cheek born August 7,1935 and died July 28,1987 and was buried in Enon Cemetery; and four others.

            11.  (John ) Decatur Minyard born 1882 and married (?Mattie Carpenter?). He moved to Arkansas around 1922 but it is unknown if he stayed there permanently.

            12.  Silas Minyard born 1889. He moved to Arkansas around 1922 but it is unknown if he stayed there permanently.

B.    WILLIAM “BILL” MINYARD born December 4,1833 and was married in Carroll County on July 19,1860 to MARY FRANCIS LAGRONE, born February 6,1831 (June 2,1831?) in Williamson County, Tennessee, the daughter of WILLIAM LAGRONE and MARY ANN HALFACRE/HAVACRE. William Lagrone was born February 28,1788 in South Carolina and died September 6,1852 in Carroll County, Mississippi. He was the son of John Adam Lagron. He was married in Williamson County, Tennessee on October 24, 1814 to Mary Ann Halfacre/Havacre, the daughter of Jacob Halfacre and Mary Richards. She was born April 10,1792 in South Carolina and died August 10,l849 in Williamson County, TN.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    William F. H. Minyard born about 1862 in Mississippi and was married in Carroll County on January 12,1888 to Estelle Browning.

            2.    James E. Minyard born about 1863 in Mississippi.            

            3.    Mary C. Minyard born about 1864 in Mississippi.

            4.    Sarah E. Minyard born about 1866 in Mississippi.             

     C.    THOMAS EDWARD MINYARD born 1835 and died in 1852.

     D.    MELISSA MINYARD born June 13 or 18,1837 and was married in Carroll County on December 11,1856 to ADAM C. CARPENTER, born August 12,1829 in Mississippi and died November 1,1871 or 1874. Melissa died May 21,1902. They were buried in Mission Church Cemetery near Winona in Carroll County (present day Montgomery County).

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Sarah “Sally” Carpenter born about 1858 in Mississippi.

            2.    Miranda Carpenter born about 1861 in Mississippi.

            3.    Anda Carpenter born about 1868 in Mississippi.

            4.    (?Laura Carpenter married Ford Thompson?)

     E.    ADAM MINYARD born in September 1838.

     F.    MARGARET “MAGGIE” MINYARD born July 7,1839 and was married in Carroll County on May 12,1859 to JAMES LATNER LAGRONE, born January 19,1826 in Williamson County, Tennessee, the son of WILLIAM LAGRONE and MARY ANN HALFACRE/HAVACRE. William Lagrone was born February 28,1788 in South Carolina and died September 6,1852 in Carroll County, Mississippi. He was the son of John Adam Lagron. He was married in Williamson County, Tennessee on October 24, 1814 to Mary Ann Halfacre/Havacre, the daughter of Jacob Halfacre and Mary Richards. She was born April 10,1792 in South Carolina and died August 10,l849 in Williamson County, TN. James Latner Lagrone had come to Carroll County, Mississippi, with his father, William Lagrone, and his brothers and sisters before the l850 Census was taken and after his mother had died. James Latner Lagrone died on May 21,1873 in Sunflower County, Mississippi and was buried in the city cemetery in Indianola, Mississippi. Thereafter, Margaret moved back to Carroll County where she was married a second time on December 8,1877 to JOHN C. CARPENTER, born in December 1851, possibly the son of Henry Carpenter and Millsbury Jackson. Margaret moved to the boundary area of Drew County and Ashley County, Arkansas in the 1890's along with her sons, James, Henry and Thomas and daughter Fannie Lagrone, and settled on the county line. She died there on January 27,1918 and was buried in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Ashley County, Arkansas. The first six Lagrone children were born in Carroll County and the last two in Sunflower County.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    James William Lagrone born March 10,1860 in Carroll County and moved to Arkansas in the 1890's where he settled on the boundary between Drew and Ashley Counties, Arkansas. He was married in Veasey Township, Drew County, Arkansas on September 16,1899 to Georgia Alcora Vernon, born  about 1875 and died in 1958, the daughter of John Joseph Vernon and Catherine Elizabeth Pearson. She came from Stewart, Webster County, Mississippi, a little town on Hwy 82 between Winona and Eupora. She was a divorcee of Jack Murphy with two daughters: Minnie Belle Murphy (born October l4, l895, and died in May l991) and Etta Maye Murphy (born June l6, l898 and died July 29, l903). James died on March 1,1920. Georgia was married a third time to Albert H. "Allie" Wolfe, born January 19,1877 and died October 10,1957 and was buried in the Lone Sarafass Cemetery, Drew County, Arkansas. He was the son of Albert Trapnell Wolfe and Anna (Dutch) Ferguson. James Latner Lagrone and Georgia are both buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Veasey Township, Drew County, Arkansas.

                   Children:

                   a.  John Latner Lagrone born July 9,1901 in Bearhouse Township, Ashley County, Arkansas. He was married to Elsie Spooner, a divorcee of Lucian Rawls with two children: Danny Rawls and Nancy Rawls. She lived in Eldorado, AR, when they married, but she was born and reared in the Scotland Community near Junction City, Arkansas. John died in January 1981 and Elsie died January 31,1997 in Fort Worth, Texas. Both are buried in the Mt. Scott Cemetery in the Scotland Community near Junction City, Arkansas. John Latner Lagrone never had any children of his own.

                   b.  Maggie Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lagrone born October 1,1902 in Bearhouse Township, Ashley County, Arkansas and was married on July 27,1919 to Dan Bull Wolfe, born August 24,1901 at Prairie Grove, Drew County, Arkansas. He was the son of Philip Zadock “Dock” Wolfe and Mary Avelina “Mollie” Lee. Dan died January 8,1989 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Maggie died January 28,1991 at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, Arkansas and both she and Dan are buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery in Veasey Township, Drew County, Arkansas. (Children: (1) James Dock “JD” Wolfe born June 30,1920 in Drew County and married first on July 1,1945 (?July 27,1945?) to Lola Maxine Barton, born July 1920 in Enid, Oklahoma and died May 1994 (?born February 13,1917 and died February 20,1997?) and second in Ohio to Naomi Rolfe, a widow, born January 10,1923 and died October 26,2000 while a resident of Canton, Ohio. He died March 30, 2002 and was buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery. (They had two daughters: Karen Leigh Wolfe born June 2, l948 and Karla Sue Wolfe born September l4,l952 and was married in 1978 to James Francis Corcoran); and (2) Minnie Lee Wolfe born September 17,1926 in Drew County and died March 2,1982 in Pasadena, Texas in the Southmore Hospital and was buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Drew County, Arkansas. She was married on January 8,1948 to Cecil Allen Thurman, born August 28,1923, the son of Charlie Allen Thurman and Elma Pearl Wells. They had one daughter named Elizabeth Pearl “Beth” Thurman born July 19,1950 in Houston, Texas. Cecil was married secondly to Evelyn Coker). (*Some of the above information is from Old Times Not Forgotten - A History of Drew County, by Rebecca DeArmound*).

c.    Malcolm Vernon Lagrone born December 11,1906 (?December 8,1908?) in

Bearhouse Township in Drew County and died August 18,1978 in Texas City, Texas and was buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Drew County, Arkansas. He was married first in Drew County to Carrie Reynolds (no children) and after his divorce secondly in Broaddus, Texas to Gladys Jennings. He was married a third time to Pauline Corder from Wyoming. Children: James Latner Lagrone married first Fay Pace and his second wife’s name is unknown. (He has two sons, James Malcom Lagrone and Craig Lagrone).

            2.    John David Lagrone born August 15,1862 (?February 15,1862?) and died October 29,1876 or 1878 and was buried in the Indianola City Cemetery.

            3.    Thomas Adam “Add” Lagrone born March 6,1864 in Carroll County and died in 1947. He was married on January 18,1888 to Sarah (Mary) Etta Herod, born January 28,1868 at Colia, Carroll County, the daughter of James Tucker Herod and Sarah Elizabeth Henry. He moved his family to Arkansas in the fall of 1890-91. They were residents of Long Prairie near Fountain Hill, Arkansas. Sarah Etta died November 2, 1956. They are both buried in Mt Olive Cemetery, Ashley County, Arkansas.

                   Children:

                   a.  Thomas Adam “Little Add” Lagrone,Jr. born August 14,1890 and was married in Union County, Arkansas in 1930 to Jessie Idelle Robinson, born March 19,1889 in Union County, Arkansas, the daughter of Thomas Walker S. Robinson and Hattie E. Harrison. She was married first to Thomas Kemper Parnell. Thomas Lagrone died January 9,1962 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas and Jessie died on February 15,1965 and both were buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery at El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. Children: (1) Mary Catherine Lagrone married Paul Burchfield of Crossett, Arkansas; and other children. (*Note: Marriage Records in Arkansas, El Dorado, Union County Book 11 Page 471*).

                   b.  John David LaGrone born August 12,1892 at Hamburg, Arkansas and died August 21,1895. (?Buried Mt. Olive Cemetery?)

                   c.  Joseph “Joe” Lagrone born July 24,1899 and died January 1973. He married Ruth ??, born October 22,1907 and died April 1980. They were residents of Long Beach, California.

                   d.  Edward Clinton Lagrone born November 14,1901 in Drew County, Arkansas and was married on September 17,1927 to Hyla Eloise Finnell, born September 3,1907 in Drew County, the daughter of Greer G. Finnell and Oma R. Wolf/Wolfe. He died in December 1986 and both are buried in the Hamburg City Cemetery, Ashley County, Arkansas. (Their three children were: (1) Charles Frederick Lagrone born December 22,1928 in Drew County, Arkansas and died in 1998 and was buried in the Hamburg City Cemetery, Ashley County, Arkansas. He married ?? Gates; (2) Ronald Glen Lagrone born October 10,1934 in Crossett, Arkansas and died October 3,2002 at Hamburg in Ashley County; and (3) Pam Lagrone).

                   e.  J. Claud LaGrone of Walnut Lake, Arkansas. He died while working at the town of Pickens on the Pickens Plantation Store near Walnut Lake in Dumas, Arkansas. Children: Patricia Lagrone who was married to ?? Rash but never had children.

                   f.   George Alfred Lagrone born November 18,1904 and died in October 1973. He married Bernice Ferguson, born July 21,1906 and died January 30,1988, the daughter of Louis Ferguson and Elizabeth Cresswell. They were residents of Hamburg in Ashley County. Alfred and Bernice are buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Ashley County. Children: (1) Clotine Lagrone married first to Peejack Doss (Children: Gerald Doss, Glenda Ann Doss and Marilyn Doss married David Carpenter). Clotine was married second to W. L. Keene (?King?) and had one daughter; and (2) Dorothy Sue Lagrone who married Charles Booth (Children: David Allen Booth who married Wanda Sue McManus; Anita Booth who married ?? Harville; and Debbie Sue Booth who married Gary Carter).

                   g.  Clyde Conger Lagrone born August 21,1907 at Hamburg in Ashley County and died December 19,1993 while a resident of Chicot County and was buried in the Oakland Cemetery at Monticello in Drew County. He was married in Desha County, Arkansas on May 4,1935 to Julia Asha Grisham, born February 6,1915 in Drew County and died June 20,2000 while a resident of Cadwell in St. Francis County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Thomas Vinston “Ben” Grisham and Ina Maude McCone. Children: (1) Jan Leon Lagrone; and (2) Clyde Carroll Lagrone born at Dumas in Desha County and was married at Widener, Arkansas on July 3,1970 to Martha Jane Bickerstaff. (They had two daughters: Paula Ann LaGrone born August 4,1972 at West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas and married Billy Gene Key, Jr.; and Robin Carol LaGrone born September 25,1975 at West Memphis, Crittenden County).

                   h.  Ira Lagrone born April 5,1915 and died April 1966. He married first Linnie Andrews and second to Ruby S. ??, born December 8,1913 and died October 2, 1991. They were residents on Monticello in Drew County. Children by first wife: (1) Carroll Lagrone; and (2) Raymond Lagrone (who married and had a boy and a girl named Ruby Lagrone. The girl married several times but by Bobby Harris had a daughter named Stephanie, and she has a baby daughter).

            4.    Mary Ellen Lagrone born July 11,1866 and died August 15,1867.

            5.    Sarah Margaret Lagrone born September 28,1868 in Carroll County and was married on January 19,1888 to Joseph Fields Herod/Herrod, born October 9,1866 at Colia, Carroll County, the son of James Tucker Herod and Sarah Elizabeth Henry and a brother of Sarah Etta Herod. Joseph died March 13,1936 and Sarah died December 12,1951. They never moved to Arkansas.

                   Children:

                   a.  James Lagrone Herod born November 7,1888 and died January 16,1933

                   b.  Mary Etta Herod born February 23,1890 and died July 20,1900

                   c.  Joseph Fields Herod, Jr. born January 22,1892

                   d.  Archie Pile(not sure) Herod born February 11,1894 and died March 28,1912

                   e.  Henry Waterson Herod born January 4,1896

                   f.   Thomas Edward Herod born December 18,1897

                   g.  Lawrence Ward Herod born January 30,1900 (twin) and died July 2?,1900

                   h.  Sarah Elizabeth Herod born January 30,1900 (twin) and died July 28,1900

                   i.   Fred Herrod (Started using the second r) born November 17,1902

                   j.   Sam Wallen Herrod born December 31,1905

                   k.  Larcires Brown Herrod born November 17,1908

                   l.   William Howard Herrod born February 6,1912

            6.    Henry Bunion/Bunyan “Bun” Lagrone born February 9,1871 in Carroll County and died in 1931. He was married in Ashley County, Arkansas on December 20,1894 to Della Martha Scott, born 1877 in Arkansas and died in 1958. They both are buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Veasey Township, Drew County, Arkansas.

                   Children:

                   a.  Thomas Edward Lagrone born February 10,1898 and died October 25,1970. He never married and resided his final years in a nursing home in Lake Village, AR.

                        He is buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.

                   b.  Callie Maggie Lagrone born February 25,1900 in Arkansas and died November 13,1980. She was married in Ashley County on December 30,1916 to Arthur Lee Lloyd, born November 17,1896 and died February 24,1981, the son of Young Harrison Lloyd and Mattie Lee Griswould. Both are buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Children: (1) Arthur Lee Lloyd, Jr. married Margie Baker, (?born July 6,1920 and died April 19,1989?); (2) Thomas Lloyd married Geneva Wigley; (3) Devita/ Deveda Lloyd married Ernest Boykin, (?born June 9,1911 and died February 15, 1995?). She died while delivering still-born twins and was buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery; (4) Lavon Lloyd married Roy Vaiden; (5) Erastus Lloyd married Judy ??; (6) Quentin A. Lloyd born June 26, 1928 and died November 25, 2004. He married Marie ??; (7) Bobby Lee Lloyd married Mattie ??; (8) Martha Jane Lloyd married Houston Chapman, (?born September 14,1927 and died January 9,2001?); (9) Carolyn Sue Lloyd married ??; and (10) Arlon Guylene Lloyd (buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery) married Arline Pearson.

                   c.  Luther Bunion Lagrone born January 26,1902 and died in May 1982. He married Doris Williams, born July 13,1906 and died August 29,1997, the daughter of William Henry Williams and Susie Smith. They lived the majority of their lives near Boydell, Jerome, and Hudspeth, south of Dermott in Chicot County, Arkansas and both are buried in the Dermott Cemetery. Children: (1) Edward Lagrone; (2) Kenneth Lagrone; (3) Curtis Bunion Lagrone married first Minnie ??; (4) Della Jane Lagrone married Charlie Gladden; and (5) Quida Lagrone.

                   d.  Fannie Lagrone born February 6,1904 at Long Prairie, Ashley County, Arkansas. She married Harvey Gurtman Black, born April 17,1895 and died in January 1982. She died August 11,2001 at her home in the Jennie community near Lake Village. Both are buried in the Lake Village Cemetery. Children: (1) Raymond Lagrone Black born November 4,1927 and died November 13,1997. He married Sara C. ??, (?born December 28,1915 and died April 23,2001?); (2) David Zekial Black born April 16,1926 and died February 4,2002 while a resident of Lake Village; (3) Harvey Black of Lake Village married Selema Mansour; (4) Lois Black married ?? Adamson of Edmond, OK; (5) Patsy Black of Lake Village; and (6) another son who drowned.

                   e.  David William Lagrone born in 1896 and died in 1919. He married ?? and had twins who died. All are buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.

            7.    Jacob Lagrone born and died on March 5,1873 and was buried in the Indianola City Cemetery in the same plot as his brother John David Lagrone and his father, James Latner Lagrone.

            8.    Fannie Latner Lagrone born January 23,1874 at Indianola, Mississippi and died January 28,1957 in Star City, Arkansas. She married Peter C. Carpenter, born about 1869 in Mississippi, possibly the son of Henry Carpenter and Millsbury Jackson. He died February 4,1914 and both are buried in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Bearhouse Township, Ashley County, Arkansas.

                   Children:

                   a.  Annie Myrtle Carpenter born February 9,1901 and died in August 1974. She married first Jake Lloyd. After her divorce she was married a second time to J. Gilbert Matthews, born August 26,1892 and died in September 1980. Both are buried in Star City, Lincoln County, Arkansas. Her children were: Durwood Lloyd married Margie Ferguson; Milbury Lloyd married James Andrew Jackson,III; Jewel “Judy” Lloyd married Warner Cruce (Children: Sharon Cruce married ?? Davis); Atheleen Lloyd married first ?? Crisp and second ?? Pace; Emma Jean Lloyd married ?? Curry; and Ray Lloyd married first ?? and second ?? McClendon.

            9.    Hattie Carpenter born August 13,1878 and died August 31,1919. She was married in Carroll County, Mississippi on December 23,1897 to Angus Martin Minyard, born December 8,1868 and died July 6,1960 in Mississippi County,  Arkansas. He was the son of Owen Minyard and Charity Carpenter. In about 1922 Angus left Carroll County and moved his family to Dell in Mississippi County, Arkansas.

                   Children:

                   a.  Marshall Minyard born October 6,1898 and died June 20,1899.

                   b.  Maggie Jimmie Minyard born July 15,1900 and died May 3,1940. She married J. P. Cohea.

                   c.  Angus Ford Minyard born January 22,1902 and died October 9,1969 at Wardell in Pemiscot County, Missouri.

                   d.  James Neal Minyard born January 17,1904 and died January 31,1981. He married Mary Francis Cohea, born October 27,1911 and died May 1977. Both died at Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee. Children were: James Angus Minyard born September 15,1930; Marshall Minyard born October 8,1933, Billy Gene Minyard born July 5,1935; Dan Minyard born July 21,1937; Oudia Ruth Minyard (Curtis) born October 8,1939; Millard Minyard born February 3,1948.

                   e.  Ada Helen Minyard born November 23,1905 and died September 27,1977 at Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama. She married Elmer Crumwell on February 8,1930.  Children were:  Little Della Ruth Crumwell born and died November 23,1930; Paulean Crumwell born May 17,1932, Dorothy Dell Crumwell born March 18,1934; Ira Sails Crumwell born March 18,1934; Barbara Kilfean Crumwell born March 19,1936; Robby J. Crumwell born January 1,1938 and died in July 1938; Robert Wesley Crumwell born in May 1941; and Carolyn Faye Crumwell born ??.

                   f.   John Minyard born February 17,1908 in Carrollton and died on December 24, 1980. He was married on October 23,1937 to Leslie Lee Dildine, the daughter of William Homer Dildine and Mattie Dee George. She was born June 11,1917 in Dyersberg, Tennessee and died August 11,2000. Both died at Dudley, Stoddard County, Missouri. Both are buried at Shane Memorial Cemetary in Fisk, Butler County, Missouri. Children: John Calvin Minyard born August 3,1938; Homer Glenn Minyard born June 29,1940 and died July 16,1989; Esther Mae Minyard (Peracki) born February 19,1942; Frances Lucille Minyard (Mullins) born November 2,1946; Margaret Minyard (Wilkerson, Abernathy) born February 19, 1948; Jannette Minyard (Brown) and Annette Minyard (Brown, Lack) born May 18,1949.  (* married names in parenthesis)

                   g.  Mattie Lucille Minyard born May 5,1910 and died October 20,2002 at Portage in Porter County, Indiana. She was first married to ?? Corley and secondly to Myles Thomas.

                   h.  Zula Minyard born October 4,1912 and died December 3,1928.

                   i.   Owen Minyard born October 8,1914 and died April 30,1982 at Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. He married Geneva Rynes on April 20,1935. Children were: Barbara Ann Minyard (Hankins) born April 20,1936; Bonnie Lynn Minyard (?) born June 5,1938; Earnest Wayne Minyard born January 3,1941; and Ruby Laverne Minyard (Bell) born ??.

                   j.   Hattie Vivian Minyard born July 18,1917 and died December 13,1918.

            10.  Martha Carpenter born about 1879 from 1880 Carroll County census.

            11.  John C. Carpenter,Jr., born after 1880 census. He moved to Dermott in Chicot County, Arkansas. He had a couple of daughters and a son named J. C. Carpenter, who was a deputy or sheriff or some sort of lawman in Dermott, AR for years. One of his daughters lived in Crossett, AR.

  G.    ESTHER CAROLINE MINYARD born in 1844 and died in 1861.

     H.    JAMES PETER MINYARD born July 20,1847 in Carroll County and was married on October 16,1870 to SARAH “SALLIE” ROBERTSON STONE, born January 17,1846 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, the daughter of DUDLEY and SALLIE STONE. Sallie traveled with her family in 1858 to Carroll County, Mississippi. James Peter served in the Confederate Army, Company F, 1st Mississippi Cavalry, Reserved Corps, organized in 1864 under Captain T. C. Shipp. He died January 4,1895 and is buried in the Midway Cemetery along with his children. SALLIE was married secondly on February 7, 1897 to ZEBEDIAH B. GUESS. He died January 2,1901 and she died May 17,1911 and she was buried in Midway Methodist Church Cemetery.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    James Dudley Minyard born September 24,1871 and died March 31,1880 from pneumonia and was buried in Midway Methodist Church Cemetery.

            2.    Thomas Benjamin Minyard born September 16,1874 and died April 6,1943. He was married on December 12,1894 to Mary Emily “Mamie” Owen, the daughter of Reverend Robert G. and L. H. Owen of Holmes County, Mississippi. She died in 1951.

                   Children:

                   a.  Lura Etta Minyard born October 27,1895 and married first Walter Henry Davis and second Pat Fugate. She had no children.

                   b.  James Patrick Minyard born November 29,1896 and was married on November 15,1927 to Mary Lucretia Duke. Mary died on June 19,1977 and James died on July 20,1977 in Belzoni, Mississippi. (Children: Virginia Lee Minyard; James Patrick Minyard,Jr. (?born May 11,1929 and died January 15,2001 in Harrisonburg County, Virginia?); Robert Turner Minyard (?born January 12,1934 and died August 1982 at Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi?); and Jerry Owen Minyard, born October 4,1937 and died July 21,1992 in Washington County, Mississippi).

                   c.  Lola Louise Minyard born September 4,1904 and married Charles Costigan. Children: Emily Louise Costigan.

            3.    William Walter Minyard born October 16,1876 and death date unknown. He was married in Carroll County on November 23,1899 to Sarah Catherine “Katie” Guess.

                   Children:

                   a.  Burgess Isaac ”Bert” Minyard born March 28,1914 and died January 31,1994 at Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi.

                   b.  W. Houston Minyard (* a Huston Minyard was married in Grenada County on February 19,1922 to Ellen Bell*)

                   c.  Dudley S. Minyard born August 18,1910 and died February 1987 at Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi.

                   d.  E. C. Minyard.

            4.    Sarah Ellen Minyard born October 18,1878 and died August 22,1879 from congestion and was buried in Midway Methodist Cemetery.

            5.    James Peter Minyard born September 10,1880 and died August 6,1896 and was buried in Midway Methodist Cemetery.

            6.    Sallie Elizabeth Minyard born March 16,1883 and died August 18,1884 and was buried in Midway Methodist Cemetery.

            7.    Adam Hendricks Minyard born August 22,1886 and died December 5,1902 (December 4,1903?) and was buried in Midway Methodist Cemetery.

     I.     SARAH ELLEN MINYARD born about 1848 in Carroll County. Some researchers show her birth date of July 20,1847 which would make her a twin of James Peter Minyard.

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2.  MARY MINYARD was born 1794 in Georgia.

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3.  WILLIAM MINYARD was born 1798 in Georgia and died between 1870-1880. He was married in Carroll County, Mississippi on August 27,1837 to ANNIS CARPENTER, born about 1811 in Georgia, the daughter of JOHN CARPENTER and ESTHER KENNEDY (CANADAY)  of Moore County, North Carolina. In 1833 he moved his family from Lawrence County to Carroll County, MS.

     CHILDREN OF WILLIAM MINYARD AND ANNIS CARPENTER:

A.    JOHN KENNEDY MINYARD born June 25,1838 in Carroll County, Mississippi and died February 17,1917 in Enid, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. He was married first in Carroll County on February 20,1861 to CYNTHIA A. JOHNSTON, born July 27,1841 in Carroll County and died there in October 1869. He was married secondly in Carroll County on January 23,1872 to FRANCES E. LOWERY, born in May 1838 in Mississippi and died September 6,1903 in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi and both she and John were buried in Pine Hill Church Cemetery, Tallahatchie County. John K. Minyard joined the CSA May 14,1862 at Grenada, Mississippi. He was a Pvt. in Capt. Andrew M. Nelson's Co, 42nd Regiment, Miss Volunteers. The Company later became Co. "A", 42 Regiment, Miss Infantry. He was wounded at Gettysburg on July 1,1863 when he was hit in the side by a piece of shell and he was left with the wounded and captured on July 3,1863. He was a prisoner of war until being paroled in a prisoner exchange in January 1864. His command surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse , Virginia in 1865. (Grandson: Edgar Kennedy born March 31,1898 and died in October 1927 and was buried Pine Hill Cemetery, Tallahatchie, Mississippi).

CHILDREN:

            1.    Abigail Minyard born about 1862.

            2.    Hilliard Minyard born about 1864.

            3.    William Harvey Minyard born November 26,1865 in Carroll County and died March 31,1920 in Crowell, Foard County, Texas. He was married in Grenada County, Mississippi on June 28,1890 to Ella Nora Smith, the daughter of Noah B. Smith and Lillith (Tabitha) Angeline Coward. Ella was born April 3,1871 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  Cynthia Virgie Minyard born November 2,1891 and died September 15 or 17, 1968 while a resident of Crowell, Foard County, Texas. She married ?? Wright.

                   b.  Inos Angelina Minyard born March or May 8,1893 in Carroll County and died July 3,1983 at Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas. She married ?? Taylor.

                   c.  Zelpher “Zee” Bell Minyard born April 16,1894 and died November 6,1969 while a resident of Crowell, Foard County, Texas. She married ?? Marlow.

                   d.  Hugh Estes “Bud” Minyard born July 12,1896 and died February 9,1968 while a resident of Crowell, Foard County, Texas.

                   e.  Cora Lee Minyard born January 8,1901 and died November 13,1983.

            4.    James Peter Minyard born May 12,1869 in Carroll County and died June 9,1934. He was married in Carroll County on January 21,1891 to Mattie Jane McCrary, born April 3,1874 in Carroll County and died November 19,1927. She was the daughter of Samuel Monroe McCrary and Mildred K. Martin. James and Mattie resided in Holmes County, Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  John Monroe Minyard born February 8,1892 in Holmes County and died April 25,1966. (*J. M. Minyard was married in Grenada County on November 15,1906 to Clara Gibson*)

                   b.  Ben Johnson Minyard born July 19,1893 in Holmes County and died February 6, 1952.

                   c.  Herman Boyd Minyard born July 10,1895 in Carroll County and died March 27, 1897.

                   d.  Alious Rodgers Minyard born March 14,1897 in Carroll County and died March 25,1898.

                   e.  Claude Clinton Minyard born May 15,1898 in Holmes County, Mississippi and died April 25,1938. (*a Claud Minyard was married in Grenada County on December 15,1920 to Mable Johnson*)

                   f.   Lula Thelma Minyard born February 23,1901 in Holmes County and died May 3, 1987. She was married in Bolivar County, Mississippi on May 18,1918 to William Archie Watts.

                   g.  Mattie Mae Minyard born September 25,1903 in Holmes County and died August 4,1970.

                   h.  Allie Bell Minyard born June 15,1907 in Holmes County and died June 24,1978.

            5.    Henry F. Minyard born about 1874.

            6.    Martha C. Minyard born about 1876.

            7.    Child died young

B.    ESTHER ELIZABETH MINYARD born about 1839 in Carroll County, MS.

     C.    MARY ELLEN MINYARD born about 1841/1843 in Carroll County, Mississippi. She was married in Carroll County on December 27,1859 to ABNER A. CARPENTER, born about 1836 in Carroll County, the son of NATHANIEL CARPENTER (born 1797 in Putnam, GA) and ELEANOR “NELLY” CASE (born about 1802 in GA).

CHILDREN:

            1.    Missouri I. Carpenter born 1861 in Mississippi

2.    Thomas Carpenter born 1862 in Mississippi

3.    Nathan A. Carpenter born 1865 in Mississippi

4.    William Carpenter born 1867 in Mississippi

5.    Martha O. Carpenter born 1870 in Mississippi

6.    Joseph L. Carpenter born 1872 in Mississippi (buried in Mission Church Cemetery in Montgomery County, Mississippi?)

7.    Finis E. Carpenter born 1874 in Mississippi

       8.    Alva V. Carpenter born 1879 in Mississippi

     D.    DELANEY “LANNIE” MINYARD born about 1844 in Carroll County and was married in Carroll County on January 23,1872 to FRANCIS L. HIGHTOWER, born November 1846 in Mississippi.

     E.    EVERITT EDWARD MINYARD born March 1846 in Carroll County, Mississippi. He was married there on January 23,1872 to FRANCES L. “FANNIE” EMMONS, born in November 1846 in Mississippi and died in 1946 in Carroll County. She was the daughter of GREEN C. EMMONS and MARGARET LESLIE. She was married first about 1860 to P. L. HIGHTOWER. They had five children together.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Fannie Joe Minyard

            2.    Mary Clem Minyard born in July 1883 (*A Clemmie Minyard was married in Grenada County on November 16,1904 to A. T. Bell*)

            3.    Bud Minyard

            4.    Minnie Minyard born 1876 in Mississippi

            5.    Mattie Minyard born 1879 in Mississippi

     F.    MARTHA “MATTIE” MINYARD born about 1848 in Carroll County. She was married on December 24,1878 in Carroll County to W. L. THOMPSON.

     G.    BAILEY L. MINYARD born April 1850 in Carroll County. He was married about 1872 to LOUISA ELIZABETH TROTTER, born February 1848 in Carroll County and died there after 1900. Both are buried in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Carroll County.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Mary Annie Minyard was born September 1878 in Carroll County. She married Richard Elliott Montgomery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Johnny Bailey Montgomery.

            2.    Arthur Minyard born March 1880

            3.    Martha (Narcis) Minyard born September 1883

            4.    Lillian Minyard born May 1886

            5.    Jimmie (female) Minyard born about 1890

            6.    Sallie Minyard born about 1891

            7.    Katey Minyard born about 1895

     H.    WILLIAM J. MINYARD born about 1853 in Carroll County. He was married in Carroll County on October 18,1873 to SALLIE THOMPSON, born 1855 at Hope Hull, Montgomery County, Alabama. Children’s names from 1880 Carroll County census.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Thomas E. Minyard born about 1875

            2.    Cara Lee Minyard born about 1879

     I.     JAMES MONROE “BUD” MINYARD born January 5,1855 in Carroll County and died February 28,1911 in Grenada County, Mississippi. He was married in Carroll County on September 20,1877 to ELIZABETH LULA “LIZZIE” DUBARD, born March 9,1862 and died January 17,1942 in Grenada County, Mississippi. They are both buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Grenada County, Mississippi. Children’s names from 1900 Carroll County census.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Mary Jo (Josephine) Minyard born about 1878 and was married in Carroll County on August 23,1900 (or February 2,1901?) to Henry Holman (C.?)  Buford, born in 1878 and died in 1909. He was the son of John Quincy Adams Buford and Mary J. “Mollie” Steen. Mary Jo died about 1913 from TB. She and Henry are both buried in the New Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County. After Mary Jo died their children were placed in the Baptist Children’s Village at Clinton, Mississippi in October 1913 by their grandmother, Lizzie Minyard. Henry was first married to Devie Nolan and they had a daughter, Dessie Buford, born in 1901 and died April 30,1978 and was married to Kittrell Smith, born in 1899 and died in 1963 and both are buried in the New Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Children:

            a.     James K. Buford born January 10,1903 and died July 24,1978. He was married on September 29,1928 at Marrianna, Arkansas to Grace Belle Clifton, born September 21,1907 and died December 24,1989. She was the daughter of William Clifton and Clara Belle Murrah. Both are buried in the Helen Crigger Cemetery in Munford, Tennessee. James K. Buford was a cotton ginner and lived in Marianna, Arkansas until 1976 when he moved to Munford, Tennessee where his daughter lived.

            b.    Henry Hinds Buford born September 23,1905 and died in October 1961 and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens at Greenville, Mississippi. He was married in December 1927 at Tunica, Mississippi to Cora Mabel Jennings, born February 8,1910 and died December 9,1996 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Tunica, Mississippi.

                   c.  Mary Elizabeth Buford born August 15,1907 and died February 2,1995 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was adopted by the Charles Curtis family in 1915 but later had her legal name changed back to Buford. She was married on November 25,1931 to Daniel Forest Myers, born November 26,1896 and died April 13,1988. Both are buried in Lakewood Memorial Cemetery at Jackson, Mississippi.

                   d.  Talmadge Holman Buford born June 27,1909 and died October 19 or 29,1986. He married Flora May Siddon, born June 6,1912. Both are buried in the New Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County, Mississippi.

2.    Sallie A. Minyard born March 1884

            3.    Josephine Minyard born March 1885

            4.    Maggie F. Minyard born January 1888

            5.    Evalina Minyard born December 1889

            6.    Eugenia Minyard born September 1891

            7.    Thomas E. Minyard born October 1896

            8.    Addie Monroe Minyard (November 19,1904/ lived 18 months from headstone in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Grenada County, Mississippi)

     J.     T. MONROE MINYARD born about 1858 in Carroll County, MS.

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4.  JOHN MINYARD was born 1795 in Georgia and died before 1870. On the 1850 Copiah County, MS census he is shown as age 60 years and living in the household of his sister, Elizabeth, born 1803, and her husband Thomas Case. In 1833 John went to Copiah County, MS with his sister Elizabeth Minyard Case and her husband Thomas Case.

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5.  (SON) MINYARD was born about 1805 in Georgia.

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6.  ELIZABETH “BETSY” MINYARD was born in 1805 in Georgia and died after 1850 in Copiah or Lincoln County, Mississippi. She was married in Lawrence County on April 4,1882 to THOMAS J. CASE,III, born about 1798-1800 in Georgia, the son of THOMAS J. CASE,JR. and ?? TANNEHILL. In 1833 Elizabeth and Thomas moved to Copiah County along with her brother John Minyard. Thomas died in 1880 and he and Elizabeth are both buried in the Old Macedonia Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Mississippi.

     CHILDREN OF THOMAS CASE AND ELIZABETH MINYARD:

     A.    NARCISSA MISSOURI CASE born 1823 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died January 23,1877. She was married in Hazelhurst, Copiah County on December 27,1838 to JOHN ALLEN SMITH, born in 1817 in Hazelhurst, Copiah County, Mississippi and died July 11,1893 in Laird's Mill, Lincoln County, Mississippi and was buried in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. He was the son of HENRY SMITH (born 1790 in Putnam County, GA) and SALLY OUSLEY. John Allen Smith was the Treasurer of Lincoln County for 18 years. (*Note: Many of the dates derived from "Allen Smith" Bible. This Bible printed in New York by ABS in 1845*).

CHILDREN:

            1.    Jasper Smith born September 26,1839 in Franklin County, Mississippi and he was married in Franklin County on May 6,1860 to Nancy Jane Tarver, born 1845 in Franklin County, Mississippi. Jasper was killed in the Civil War on October 3,1864 at Big Shanty, Georgia and was buried on October 4,1864 at Peachtree, Georgia. He was a Corporal in the 33rd Infantry, Company D. (*Death date of October 4,1862 from “Allen Smith” Bible*)

                   Children:

                   a.  Malissa Narcissa Smith born November 10,1862.

            2.    Elizabeth Jane Smith born May 1,1842 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died November 1,1852 in Franklin County and was buried in the Friendship Church Cemetery at Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. (*Died November 1,1850 from “Allen Smith” Bible*)

            3.    James K. Polk Smith born December 28,1844/5 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died November 19,1925. He was married in Franklin County on December 18,1886 to Letha Ann Burt, born in 1849 in Mississippi and died in 1908. She was the daughter of William Burt and Mary Lofton.

                   Children:

                   a.  Walter Smith born 1875

                   b.  Perry Smith born 1877

                   c.  Irvin Smith born 1879

                   d.  Paul Smith born 1884

                   e.  Susan Smith born 1885

            4.    Mary Jane “Polly” Smith born December 28,1845 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died March 29,1956 in Franklin County, Mississippi.

            5.    Irvin/Ervin I. Smith born October 16,1847 in Franklin County, Mississippi. (*Born October 16,1848 from “Allen Smith” Bible*) and died March 10,1923 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and was buried in the Friendship Church Cemetery, Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. (*Headstone has 1847-1931*). He was married in Franklin County on January 3,1867/9 to Mary Ann Lofton, born September 1847 in Franklin County (?born October 16,1848 and died 1931?). She was the daughter of Aaron Butler Lofton,Sr. and Nancy Smith.

                   Children:

                   a.  Hattie Smith born April 7,1888 and died August 18,1921 in Lincoln County and was buried in the Friendship Cemetery. She was married in Lincoln County on November 5,1904 to Thomas William Vaughn, born November 28,1886. Children: Jessie Vaughn born January 15,1905 and died July 31,1931. She married James Wroton Goodwin, born June 20,1907.

            6.    Thomas Jefferson Smith born July 8,1850 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died December 10,1890 in Coahoma County, Mississippi and was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. He was married first in Lawrence County, Mississippi on February 23,1869 to Frances Wainwright, born August 13,1853 in Union Parish, Louisiana and died November 16,1884 in Quitman, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Dickson “Dixon” Wainwright and Mary Ann Nettles. Thomas was married secondly to Rhoda Stephens.

                   Children:

                   a.  Celia A. Smith born May 24,1870 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died about 1871.

                   b.  William James Smith born August 17,1872 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died November 24,1945 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. He was married in Lincoln County on January 17,1894 to Annie Elizabeth McDavitt, born January 21,1874 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died April 4,1952 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of James Duncan McDavitt and Eliza Jane Oliver. William and Annie were both buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookhaven, Mississippi. Children: Winnie Mae Smith born November 5,1894; Clara Belle Smith born October 31,1896; Eunice Ethel Smith born June 10,1898; and Charles Thomas Smith born March 8,1903.

                   c.  Marshall Washington Smith born September 30,1874 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died January 22,1894 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. He was married in Lincoln County on January 22,1894 to Olivia Case.

                   d.  Mary M. Smith born March 25,1876 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died May 14,1930. She was married first in Lincoln County on March 6,1895 to William Edward Smith. She was married secondly to Emmett McGehee.

                   e.  Hiram Zachariah Smith born July 9,1878 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died October 8,1944. He was married in Lincoln County on November 7,1902 to Etta Smith.

                   f.   June “Janie” Smith born April 26,1880 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died in 1899. She was married in Lincoln County on February 4,1895 to Loring H. Smith.

                   g.  Samuel Smith born August 28,1882 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died about 1901.

                   h.  Georgia Ann Smith born April 15,1884 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died April 23,1978 in Monroe, Louisiana and was buried in Fayette, Mississippi. She was married in Mississippi on October 20,1901 to William Otis Case, born March 19,1881 in Mississippi and died October 13,1951. He was the son of Martin Van Buren Case and Malissa Smith. Children: Noel Lee Case born in Mississippi and he married Ima Elliott.

                   i.   Bessie Smith born November 29,1888 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died before 1900 in Lincoln County.

                   j.   Claudia Smith born April 3,1890 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County on December 23,1911 to Julius Leon Smith.

            7.    Susan Emeline Smith (Emily Susan Smith born February 25,1853 from “Allen Smith” Bible) born January 25,1854 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died May 6, 1922 in McComb, Pike County of pulmonary tuberculosis and was buried in Wesson Cemetery, Copiah County. (*Death Certificate #8621*). She was married in Franklin County on December 30,1869 to John Hames Cagle, born July 1846 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

                    Children:

                    a.  Elizabeth Cagle born 1871 in Lincoln County, MS

                    b.  Lenoria Nola Cagle born 1872 in Lincoln County and was married at Jefferson, Davis County, Mississippi on December 21,1882 to John W. Williamson. Children: Irene Williamson; Son Williamson; and Lela L. Williamson born February 20,1901 in Mississippi

                    c.  Janie N. Cagle born 1874 in Lincoln County and was married to James Sylvester Maddox, born 1839 in Alabama. Children: Jessie L. Maddox born 1893; James L. Maddox born 1895; Altha E. Maddox born 1902; and Edgar Maddox born 1904.

                    d.  Missouri Cagle born 1876 in Lincoln County, MS

                    e.  Samuel Perry Cagle born September 21,1877 in Jackson City, Hinds County and was married in Copiah County on February 19,1899 to Louella Ludlow, born 1875 in Mississippi. Children: Gladys Cagle born 1902 in Copiah County; Edward M. Cagle born January 17,1905 in Copiah County; Mildred G. Cagle born 1909 in Hinds County; Samuel P. Cagle born 1912; Alfred Ludlow Cagle born April 1, 1913 in Hinds County; and Herbert E. Cagle born 1915 in Hinds County.       

f.   James Willis Cagle born 1881 in Lincoln County and was married in Arapaho County, Colorado on January 11,1899 to Alma Burk. Children: Ruby Cagle; Amy Lucille Cagle born December 30,1903 in Grand Saline,Texas; John William Cagle born February 26,1906 in Texas; Jack E. Cagle born December 5,1907 in Texas; and James Hook Cagle born February 24,1921 in Dennison, Grayson, Texas.

                    g.  Hattie Blanche Cagle born August 1882 in Mississippi and died in 1915 in Lincoln County. She was married in Copiah County on January 18,1898 to William Thomas Covington, born August 1877 in Mississippi. Children: Alma Covington born 1901 in Copiah or Lincoln County; James Covington born 1903 in Copiah or Lincoln County; Cary W. Covington born July 31,1904 in Copiah or Lincoln County; and Earl B. Covington born after 1910.

                    h.  Charles Allen Cagle born February 20,1884 in Jackson City, Hinds County and was married in Copiah County on June 3,1908 to Carrie L. Ellzey, born 1888 in Pike County, Mississippi. Charles died May 10,1930 in Jackson City, Hinds County of acute indigestion and was buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi. (*Death Certificate #8462*). Children: Nora Nell Cagle born December 12,1910 in Wesson, Copiah County; Charles A. Cagle born January 29, 1912 in Jackson, Hinds County; Jack Cagle born December 24,1913 in Jackson, Hinds County; James Hardy Cagle born March 5,1916 in Jackson, Hinds County; and Doris M. Cagle born about 1918 in Jackson, Hinds County.

                    i.   Thomas Cagle born August 1889 in Lincoln County, MS

                    j.   Louie Cagle born 1891 in Wesson, Copiah County, MS

                    k.  Margaret Cagle born 1892 in Wesson, Copiah County, MS

                    l.   Beulah Mae Cagle born May 1894 in MS

                    m. Ruby Cagle born 1895 in Wesson, Copiah County, MS

            8.    Commodore Perry Smith born November 12,1855 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died August 11,1872 in Lincoln County, Mississippi.

9.    John Allen Smith,Jr. born August 24,1858 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died December 29,1928 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. He was married in Lincoln County in 1878 to Nancy Matilda Lofton.

            10.  William Franklin Smith born March 29,1860 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died March 29,1928 in Lincoln County, Mississippi.(Born March 29,1856 from “Allen Smith” Bible)

11.  Hiram Allen Smith born May 10,1861 in Mississippi and died June 17,1902 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi and was buried in the Friendship Church Cemetery, Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. He was married in 1895 to Annie L. Vaughn.

12.  Johnston Smith born July 16,1862 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died July 16, 1864 in Franklin County, Mississippi. (Born July 16,1868 from “Allen Smith” Bible)

13.  Edward Smith born February 22,1867 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died September 21,1934 in Washington, D. C. He was married in Lincoln County on October 11,1888 to Varina Ivanora Evans, born January 25,1869 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died September 13,1955 in Eustis, Florida. She was the daughter of Jasper Francis Murray Evans and Mary Jane Sutton. Both were buried in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, D. C.
Children:

                   a.  Rubye N. Smith born January 17,1893 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died December 24,1970 in Eustis, Florida. She was married in Lincoln County to Samuel Lee Montgomery, born February 6,1888 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. Children: Mildred Evans Montgomery.

                   b.  Susie A. Smith born May 1895 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died in Barnum, Texas. She married Andrew Jackson George, born in Texas. Children: Nora Ann George.

                   c.  Edward Claude Smith born April 17,1898 in Gum Grove, Mississippi and died February 12,1982 in Eustis, Florida. He was married on October 8,1930 to Maude Elise Kees. They had one child.

                   d.  Jack Edwin Smith born June 6,1902 in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi and died July 19,1945 in Washington, D.C. and was buried in the Cedar Hill Cemetery Washington, D.C. He was married to Marie Loretta Thomas, born in 1904 in Virginia. Children: William Edward Smith born February 27,1929 in Washington, D.C.; and one other child.

B.    GILBERT LUTHER CASE born December 1825 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died in 1900 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County. He was married in Hazelhurst, Copiah County on January 13,1856 to BARBARA JANE CASE, born April 1833 in Lawrence County, the daughter of HIRAM CASE and ELIZABETH NANCY JACKSON. She died in 1905 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County. Both were buried in Old Macedonia Cemetery in Lincoln County.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Samantha Case born December 18,1856 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died February 4,1940. She was married at Brookhaven, Lincoln County in 1876 to John A. Smith.

                   Children:

                   a.  Henry Smith married Hattie Durr. Children: Samantha Smith; Ada Smith; John Butler Smith; Alice Marie Smith born May 16,1907 in Mississippi; Chloe Smith; Clara Smith; Marcus Smith; and seven others.

                   b.  Mart Smith

                   c.  Betsy Smith

                   d.  Gracie Smith

                   e.  Bill Smith

                   f.   Rosie Smith

                   g.  Leon Smith

                   h.  Ervin Smith

                   i.   Allen Smith

                   j.   Nora Smith

                   k.  Bertha Smith

            2.    Greenberry Case born 1858 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

            3.    Martha Jane Case born November 22,1860 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died May 16,1928. She married John Calvin Wev.

            4.    Martin J. Case born 1861 in Lincoln County, Mississippi.

            5.    Missouri Case born 1863 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died September 29, 1937. She married Elbert Smith, born 1861 and died January 2,1930.

                   Children:

                   a.  Stella Smith born April 14,1880 in Mississippi and died January 2,1943. She married Lige Smith.

                   b.  Nancy Smith born September 9,1883 in Mississippi and died February 8,1959. She was married in Lincoln County on November 27,1905 to Meredith Case, born 1873 in Mississippi, the son of Thomas Jasper Case and Nancy A. Case.

                   c.  Gilbert Smith born June 13,1888 in Mississippi and died July 14,1941. He married Lizzie Watts.

                   d.  Betsy Smith born about 1893 in Mississippi. She married Sam Tarver.

                   e.  Harvey Smith born about 1895 in Mississippi and died October 21,1966. He married Bert Martin (?).

                   f.   Hiram Smith born March 14,1897 in Mississippi.

                   g.  Ira Smith born August 31,1901 in Mississippi. He married Hazel Lofton.

                   h.  Ada Smith born February 22,1903 (twin) in Mississippi and died November 1964 in Houston, Texas. She married Julius Rushing.

                   i.   Ernest Smith born February 22,1903 (twin) in Mississippi. He married Lillie Franklin.

                   j.   Granberry Smith born March 18,1907 in Mississippi  and died January 30,1977. He married ?? Johnson.

            6.    Emma R. Case born July 15,1865 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi and died February 4,1944 in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. She was married in Lincoln County on February 17,1889 to married Reuben Chester Case, the son of Greenberry Case and Margaret Jane Josephine Anding. He was born April 19,1865 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi and died April 7,1923 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Both are buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.

                   Children:

                   a.  Joseph Huey Case born February 12,1890 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died August 18,1891.

                   b.  Jessie May Case born October 14,1891 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died December 4,1965 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. She was married in Mississippi on March 17,1912 to John Albert Newman. They had at least five children.

                   c.  Samantha Jane Case born October 18,1893 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died August 23,1905.

                   d.  Ethel Corrine Case born January 26,1896 in Lincoln County, Mississippi Ethel Corrine Case born January 26,1896 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. She married Louis Arther Munchausen. They were residents of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Children: Louis Edward Munchausen born January 9,1916 in Mississippi and died November 22,1976.

                   e.  Minnie Lee Case born March 16,1898 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. She married Clyde Robert Singleton.

                   f.   Gilbert Luther Case born October 31,1900 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died June 29,1960.

                   g.  Sarah Elizabeth Case born January 18,1903 in Louisiana and died January 18, 1903.

                   h.  Chester Edward Case born May 9,1905 in Louisiana and died August 3,1908.

                   i.   Annis Helen Case born August 23,1908 in Independence, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. She was married in Louisiana on February 7,1926 to Michael Rushing, died April 21,1952. They were residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Their daughter married Jerry Thomas Holden, born August 14,1904 in Louisiana and died January 21,1971.

                   j.   One other child

            7.    Viola Case born 1867 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died young.

            8.    Sophronia Case born February 22,1870 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died March 16,1920 she married Albert Smith.

                   Children:

                   a.  Lewis Smith

                   b.  Julia Smith

                   c.  Lela Smith

                   d.  Letha Smith

                   e.  Thomas Smith

                   f.   Grace Smith

                   g.  Mary Smith

                   h.  Martha Smith

                   i.   Barney Smith

                   j.   One other child

            9.    Gilbert Luther Case born 1873 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

            10.  Thomas Case born February 1,1877 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died June 7,1947 in Monticello, Mississippi and was buried in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Monticello, Mississippi. He was married first to Chloe Stanley and second to ?? Stevens.

                   Children by second marriage:

                   a.  Carroll Case born June 20,1943 in Mississippi and died July 14,1967 of automobile accident

                   b.  Leroy Case born August 1,1947 in Mississippi and died November 21,1951 of accidental gunshot wound

                   c.  One other child

     C.    CELIA CASE born February 19,1828 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and died after 1880 in Lincoln County. She was married on February 19,1845 to MERRILL SMITH, born 1822 in Franklin County and died there March 29,1856. He was the son of HENRY SMITH (born 1790 in Putnam County, GA) and SALLY OUSLEY. (*Note: Many of the dates derived from "Allen Smith" Bible. This Bible printed in New York by ABS in 1845*).

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Nathan Smith born February 23,1846 and died after 1910 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. He was married in Copiah County on February 26,1867 to Minerva Allen

            2.    Martha Ann Smith born December 30,1847 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died October 29,1848 in Franklin County, Mississippi.

            3.    Elizabeth Smith born August 19,1849 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died after 1880. She was married in Franklin County in 1866 to Miles H. King.

            4.    Mary Smith born September 4,1851 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died after 1910 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. She was married in Franklin County on January 19,1868 to Franklin Watts, born about 1848 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  Watts born about 1868 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   b.  Watts born about 1870 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   c.  Watts  born about 1872 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   d.  Watts born about 1874 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   e.  Nora J. Watts born September 1876 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   f.   Francis M. Watts born January 1878 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   g.  Ida C. Watts born February 1881 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   h.  Sarah E. Watts born July 1883 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   i.   Marshall E. Watts born October 1885 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   j.   Bertha O. Watts born January 1888 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   k.  Horace C. Watts born May 1890 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   l.   Lona E. Watts born February 1894 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. She married ?? Snider.

            5.    George Washington Smith born May 21,1854 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died after 1910 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. He was married in Lincoln County in 1874 to Anna C. Tillman, born December 1856 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  Martin L. Smith born 1875 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   b.  Celia A. Smith born 1880 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

            6.    Narcissa Jane Smith born April 25,1856 in Franklin County, Mississippi and died after 1880 in Lincoln County, Mississippi.

     D.    WILLIAM M. CASE born about 1829 in Mississippi and was married in Franklin County on February 22,1846 to MARY SMITH. He was married secondly on July 27,1864 to JANE A. BURKE, born about 1837 in Mississippi and died in Franklin County, Miss.

CHILDREN:

            1.    Missouri Case born about 1847 in Mississippi. (Married in Franklin County on May 30,1866 to John W. Smith?)

            2.    Perry J. Case born about 1849 in Mississippi and was married in Franklin County on December 20,1869 to Margaret Burke. He was married secondly in Franklin County on July 6,1899 to Ida Aldridge.

            3.    Frances Case born about 1851 in Mississippi

            4.    Allen Case born about 1853 in Mississippi

            5.    Martin Van Buren Case born March 20,1857 in Mississippi and died December 19, 1943. He was married in 1880 to Malissa Smith.

                   Children:

                   a.  William Otis Case born March 19,1881 in Mississippi and died October 13,1951. He was married in Mississippi on October 20,1901 to Georgia Ann Smith, born April 15,1884 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and died April 23,1978 in Monroe, Louisiana and was buried in Fayette, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Smith and Francis Wainwright. Children: Noel Lee Case born in Mississippi and he married Ima Elliott.

                    b.  Martin Luther Case born in Mississippi

                   c.  Lawrence E. Case born in Mississippi

                   d.  John Allen Case born in Mississippi

                   e.  Guy Case born in Mississippi

                   f.   Louie Case born in Mississippi

                   g.  Janie Case born in Mississippi

                   h.  Eva Case born in Mississippi

                   i.   P. J. Case born in Mississippi

                   j.   Felix Case born in Mississippi

            6.    Warren Case born about 1859 in Mississippi and was married in Franklin County on January 19,1879 to Minerva Dunn, born in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  Odis Case born in Mississippi

                   b.  Richard William Case born in Mississippi

                   c.  Norris Case born in Mississippi

                   d.  Mary Case born in Mississippi

                   e.  Dewey Case born in Mississippi

            7.    Sophronia Case born October 23,1861 in Mississippi

            8.    Mary Leonora “Mollie” Case born March 4,1864 in Mississippi and died September 28,1951 in Fayette, Mississippi. She was married in Franklin County on December 27,1881 to Samuel Kelsey Loftin, born May 4,1861 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  Alma Sophonia Loftin born in Mississippi

                   b.  Bertha Beatrice Loftin born in Mississippi

                   c.  Marie Prudence Loftin born in Mississippi

                   d.  Thomas Kelsey Loftin Jr. born in Mississippi

                   e.  Nonnie Jeneva Loftin born in Mississippi

            9.    Rufus Case born about 1866 in Mississippi

            10.  Eudora Case born about 1868 in Mississippi (married in franklin County on February 22,1891 to Edward G. Woodyer?).

            11.  Charley Case born about 1870 in Mississippi and was married in Franklin County on January 5,1888 to Laura Calcote.

E.    MARTHA “PATSY” CASE born 1832 in Mississippi and was married on January 25, 1852 to CONWAY SMITH, born about 1830 in Mississippi, the son of JAMES A. SMITH and PRISCILLA ALLGOOD.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Ferdinand Smith born about 1853 in Mississippi and died about 1938. He was married in Lincoln County in 1870 to Matilda Walker, born 1854 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  Rowan “Buck” Smith born about 1873 and married Lizzie Case.

                   b.  William Smith born about 1875 and married Maggie Vaughn.

                   c.  John Smith born about 1877 and married Lillie Vaughn.

                   d.  Robert Smith born about 1879 and married (?? Norden??).

                   e.  Rosella Smith born about 1881 and married Luther Smith.

                   f.   Amy Smith born about 1883 and married Donnie Smith, born about 1880.

                   g.  Della Smith born about 1885 and married Senon Scott.

                   h.  Hattie Smith born about 1887 and married Bud Smith.

            2.    Isaiah Smith born about 1854 in Mississippi and died October 22,1937. He married Pernelia/Pamelia Smith, the daughter of Perry Smith and Nancy Smith.

                   Children:

                   a.  Warren Wadsworth Smith born about 1873

                   b.  William Smith born about 1875

                   c.  Wayne Anseller Smith born about 1877 and married Della Whittington.

                   d.  Arnold Smith married Nannie Smith.

                   e.  Lloyd Smith and married Beulah Travis.

                   f.   Moses Smith and married Bessie Prescott.

                   g.  Timothy Smith and married Connie Travis.

                   h.  Pearlie Smith and married at Natchez, Mississippi to Rudolph Case, born in Mississippi, the son of Richard William Case and Mary O’Neal.

                   i.   Rosa Smith and married Floyd Smith.

                   j.   Radie Smith

            3.    James Monroe Smith born about 1857 in Mississippi and died December 20,1946. He married Frances Smith, the daughter of Perry Smith and Nancy Smith.

            4.    Pernecia/Pernacia Smith born May 17,1860 in Mississippi and and died April 30, 1937 in Copiah County, Mississippi. She was married on May 17,1860 to Andrew Jackson Walker, born June 18,1856, the son of William Walker and Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins. He died May 9,1929 and both he and Pernecia were buried in the Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Miss.

     F.    REBECCA CASE born 1835 in Mississippi and was married to SAMUEL LOFTON, born 1831 in Mississippi.

     G.    JAMES MAYNARD MONROE CASE born March 3,1837 in Copiah County and died December 1,1918 in Lincoln County. He was married in Copiah County on October 27, 1856 to RACHEL DORCAS ANDING, the daughter of JOHN REDRICK ANDING and RACHEL HOFF. She was born February 20,1840 in Mississippi and died March 13,1919 in Lincoln County. Both are buried in Friendship Cemetery, Lincoln County.
CHILDREN:

            1.    Elbert Case born October 2,1857 in Mississippi and married Calpurnia Watts, born about 1858 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  Rufus Case

                   b.  Ava O. Case born about 1876 in Mississippi

                   c.  Elizabeth Case born about 1879 in Mississippi

            2.    Dennis B. Case born about 1859 in Mississippi

            3.    Anderson Andrew Case born October 1,1861 in Copiah County and died May 31, 1948 and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss. He was married in Lincoln County in 1880 to Josephine W. Smith, born June 14,1861 in Copiah County. Had one arm the other being lost in cotton gin.

                   Children:

                   a.  Winfield Scott Case born June 30,1882 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County

                   b.  Hamilton Alexander Case born November 1884 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County

                   c.  Abner Andrew Case born October 15,1887 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County

               d.  Percy Case born January 1889 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County

                   e.  Eugenia Case born October 30,1891 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County

                   f.   Louis Case born May 1894 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County

                   g.  Millard Fillmore Case born January 7,1898 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County

                   h.  Euphemia Case born February 14,1899 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County

                   i.   Rivers Harrison Case born November 2,1902 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County

            4.    Aletha Ann Case born 1864

            5.    Emeline Case born about in Mississippi and died in 1948. She married James Madison Callender, born about 1860 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  Ella Callender born about 1885 in Mississippi

                   b.  P. B. Callender born about 1887 in Mississippi

                   c.  Walter C. Callender born about 1889 in Mississippi

                   d.  I. G. Callender born about 1891 in Mississippi

                   e.  J. E. Callender born in Mississippi

                   f.   Winston Callender born in Mississippi

            6.    James Edward Case born 1869 in Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County on December 28,1888 to Florence Irene Smith, born October 23,1871 in Lincoln County, Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a.  James Felix Case born August 17,1890 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss

                   b.  Bertha Case born September 3,1891 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   c.  Ida Case born September 17,1893 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   d.  Ola Case born March 26,1895 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   e.  Bessie Lenora Case born August 15,1896 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss

                   f.   Bernice Case born January 10,1898 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   g.  Hattie Bell Case born January 23,1900 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss

                   h.  Dorsey Evelyn Case born March 26,1901 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss

                   i.   ?? Case born October 18,1903 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   j.   Elmer Earl Case born September 3,1904 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss

                   k.  Nettie Lou Case born February 5,1907 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss

                   l.   Ivory Pearl Case born February 10,1909 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss

            7.    Florence Case born about 1871 in Mississippi and married Lorenzo Dow Ranzie Posey,Jr., born October 1871 in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.

                   Children:

                   a.  Shelton G. Posey born 1893 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   b.  Claude Posey born about 1890 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   c.  James V. Posey born December 1896 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   d.  Corey Erastus Posey born February 1899 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss

                   e.  Sidney G. Posey born about 1901

                   f.   Ike Posey born about 1903

                   g.  Otis Posey born about 1905

            8.    Flora Irene Case born January 1873 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

            9.    John Eldridge Case born about 1875 in Mississippi. Spouse name is unknown.

                   Children:

                   a.  Otis Case                                

            10.  Tullulah Case born 1878

     H.    GREENBERRY CASE born 1839 in Mississippi and died about 1877. He was married first in Franklin County on December 30,1858 to MARGARET JANE JOSEPHINE ANDING, born about 1842 in Lincoln County and died about 1870. He was married secondly in Franklin County on August 4,1871 to REBECCA KENNEDY, born about 1845 in Mississippi.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Josephine Case born about 1860 in Mississippi

            2.    Green Case born about 1863 in Mississippi

            3.    Reuben Chester Case born April 19,1865 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi

            4.    Margaret Angeline Case born October 23,1867 in Wesson, Copiah County, Miss.

     I.     ELIZABETH JANE CASE born 1841 in Mississippi and died after June 1880. She was married in Copiah County on September 24,1856 to HIRAM CASE ALLEN, born about 1830-1832 in Mississippi, the son of JOHN ALLEN and MAHALLA CASE.

CHILDREN:

1.    George Washington Allen born October 1857 in Lincoln Co MS . He married first to Ruthy Gertrude Lofton, born 1860 and died by 1896. He was married secondly in Copiah County in May 1904 to Lou Ella Steele Chambers, born about 1877 in Copiah County.

Children:

a.  Annie Allen born 1878 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

b.  Laura Jane Allen born October 8,1880 in Mississippi and died April 25,1948 in Copiah County and was buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Lincoln County. She was married in Lincoln County on June 15,1902 to Thaddeus Andrew “Thad” Allen, born February 28,1880 in Copiah County. Children: Iva Gertrude Allen born January 3,1905; George Oliver Allen born December 24, 1905; Ebb Costello Allen born December 25,1906; Thad Alfred Allen born May 17,1908; Laura "Sis" Vic Allen born 1911; Ruth Ella Allen born 1912; Frank Andrew Allen born November 10,1914; Versie Ray Allen born 1916; Vergie May Allen born 1916; and Robert C. Allen born December 15,1919.

c.  Isaac F. Allen born February 1883 in Lincoln Co MS

                   d.  Hiram Case Allen born September 1885 in Lincoln Co MS

                   e.  W. Pearl "Perlie" Allen born January 11,1886 in Lincoln Co MS

                   f.   Henry Houston Allen born April 1887 in Lincoln Co MS

                   g.  Nathan Allen born November 1889 in Lincoln Co MS

                   h.  Robert Allen born March 1892 in Lincoln Co MS

                   i.   Rosa "Rosie" Allen born about 1905 in Lincoln Co, MS

                   j.   George Whitman Allen born October 31,1906 in Lincoln Co, MS and died December 14,1965. He married Marvel Gladys McPhail, born November 12,1912 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. Children: Virginia Doris Allen born October 22, 1928 in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi; and another child.   

                   k.  Vera Allen born 1908 in Lincoln Co, MS

                   l.   Hollis Allen born about 1911 in Mississippi

                   m. Mamie Allen born 1914

2.    Albert S. Allen born 1858 in Mississippi

3.    T. J. Allen born 1859 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and married about 1902 to Rosetta ??, born 1877.

Children:

a.  Versie Allen born 1903 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   b.  Mettie Allen born 1905 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

                   c.  Wilborn ALLEN b: 1907 in Lincoln Co, MS

                   d.  Alma Allen born June 1908 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

            4.    Casey B. Allen born 1860 in Lincoln County, Mississippi.

5.    Elizabeth "Betty" Allen born 1863 in Lincoln County, Mississippi.

            6.    Hiram Erastus Allen born 1865 in Lincoln Co MS

            7.    John Allen born 1867 in Lincoln Co MS

            8.    James Warren Allen born 1869 in Lincoln Co MS

            9.    Melissa Allen born 1871 in Lincoln Co MS and married John Watts

                   Children:

                   a.  Ollie Watts born December 6,1889

            10.  Mary Magdlaine "Maggie" Allen born 1872 in Lincoln Co MS

            11.  Louisa Allen born 1874 in Lincoln Co MS

            12.  Dora Allen born 1877 in Lincoln Co MS

            13.  Isaac Allen born 1878 in Lincoln County, Mississippi

     J.     THOMAS J. CASE born 1844 in Mississippi and was married in Copiah County on November 22,1865 to THURY ANN REMBERT, born about 1848 in Mississippi and died August 29,1876. He was married secondly to VICTORIA DEAN, born about 1848 in Mississippi. He was married third to NITMA ??, born 1850 in Mississippi.

            CHILDREN:

1.    Nancy Case born 1868 in Mississippi

            2.    Nicholas Case born 1871 in Mississippi

            3.    Rhoda Case born 1873 in Mississippi

            4.    Ella Case born 1876 in Mississippi

            5.    Arch Case born 1877 in Mississippi

            6.    William Case born 1879 in Mississippi

     K.   JOHN CASE born 1846 in Mississippi. He was married in Copiah County on August 15, 1867 to MARTHA REMBERT.

CHILDREN:

            1.    Thomas Case born about 1868 in Copiah Couty, Mississippi

            2.    Lovie Case born 1871 in Copiah County, Mississippi

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7.  CELIA (SELA) MINYARD was born 1807 (between 1800-1802) in Georgia. She was married in Lawrence County, Mississippi on December 18,1823 to CLARKSTON EDWARDS, the son of VICTOR EDWARDS and MARY TURNER. He was born about 1793-1795 in the Orangeburgh District of South Carolina. In 1810 he moved with his parents and other family members into Mississippi where they settled in Lawrence County in the area around Brookhaven. He served in the War of 1812 in the Mississippi Militia in Capt. Peter Barnett's Company, in the battalion commanded by Lt. Col. Peter Perkins. He was enlisted at Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi on September 25,1814 and served six months until he was mustered out at Mobile, Alabama on March 22,1815. CLARKSTON EDWARDS moved his family into Livingston Parish in about 1845 where they settled in the Colyell community just east and then north of where the Colyell Baptist Church stands today. He was the progenitor of the EDWARDS family line in Livingston Parish. He and Celia's early years in the parish were spent cutting trees to clear the land for crops and to build a home to protect their large family. Celia died in February 1865 and Clarkston was married shortly thereafter to ROSA MARY HOWZE, born April 14,1814, the widow of AMERICUS VESPUSIUS "BRUCE" BENNETT. Rosa and Vespusius were married in St. Helena Parish on January 5,1832. CLARKSTON died between 1876 and 1880 (1872?) and was probably buried on his homesite. (*See the Clarkston Edwards family information beginning on page 6*)

 

     CHILDREN OF CLARKSTON EDWARDS AND CELIA MINYARD:

     A.    JAMES EDWARDS born about 1824 in Lawrence County, Mississippi (date derived from 1898 Livingston Parish Registered Voters) (March 1827 by 1900 Livingston Parish Census) and died January 13,1909 at Colyell, Louisiana.  He arrived in Livingston Parish with his parents and siblings in 1845. (date derived from 1898 Livingston Parish Registered Voters). He was married about 1848 to SARAH ANN (JOSEPHINE) AVERETT, born about 1827 in Amite County, Mississippi, the daughter of CHARLES AVERETT and CATHERINE RENTZ. She died before 1880 according to the records of the Colyell Baptist Church, Book 1.   (*Her name was shown as Josephine Everett on the death certificate for her son, James Madison Edwards on page 80*)

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Andrew Jackson Edwards born in September 1848 and died in 1931. He was married about 1869 to Martha Letitia Loflin, born February 1850 and died in 1923.

                   Children:

                   a.  Louisiana Edwards born about 1874.

                   b.  Martha Edwards born about 1875 and was married on July 5,1894 to August Monroe Brown. She died before 1898 during the childbirth of twins that also died. Monroe Brown later married Julia L. Cooper.

                   c.  Helena (Ella) Edwards born about 1876 and died in infancy.

                   d.  Child died at birth.

                   e.  Lillie Viola Edwards born July 5,1881 and died December 12,1956. She was married on November 4,1899 to Rev. Jesse Monroe Watts, the son of George Clarkston Watts and Susan Ann Woods. He was born December 8,1879 and died December 23,1965. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. (*The succession records of Jesse M. Watts #1924 dated June 11,1968 indicates that Lillie may have been married first to a “Wheat”. It showed her name as “Lillie Edwards Wheat”*)

                   f.   Allen M. Edwards born November 8,1883 and died August 21,1967 and was married on December 27,1908 to Ida Brown (Brashears), born about 1888. She was a widow. Allen was married secondly to Mattie Castle and they lived in Sabine Parish in 1944. He is buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   g.  William C. Edwards born November 14,1885 and died March 25, 1969. He was married February 9,1909 to Florence Rosey Hill, born March 26,1890 and died May 7,1975, the daughter of William Samuel Hill and Florence Causey. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   h.  Eddie Eugene Edwards born March 30,1888 was married first on February 23, 1909 to Abileen Wheat, the daughter of Harvey Wheat and Florence Stewart. She was born September 25,1893 and died January 26,1910 during the birth of their first child. He then was married on July 5,1916 to Enus Almedia Simpson, born August 18,1896 and died August 31,1945 due to a heart attack. She was the daughter of George A. Simpson and Mary Annie Palmer. He was married a third time on November 7,1952 to Julia Etta Taylor, born August 14,1901 and died January 21,1963, the daughter of Johnnie Taylor and Indiana “Anna” Averett. She was the widow of George Ellis Taylor, the son of Theophilus C. Taylor and Emma E. Watts. Eddie died on September 26,1985 and all are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

           2.    Sarah Jane Edwards born June 1851 and was married between April 1883 and March 1885 to Commodore Perry Watts, the son of George Watts and Cynthia Putnam. She was his fourth wife and they had no children together. He was born February 12, 1833 and he died on March 10,1885 at approximately 10:00 PM by stabbing himself in the throat with a knife, probably after having some dispute with his wife and/or son. Sarah Jane Edwards Watts died September 18,1900 according to the Colyell Baptist Church records and they are buried in the Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery, although there is no headstone for Sarah. (*Note: The author believes that the 1900 census of Livingston Parish and other circumstantial evidence including the coroner’s report of the death of Commodore Perry Watts indicate that Sarah Edwards Watts had a child by William Commodore Watts who was the son of her deceased husband, Commodore Perry Watts, and therefore formerly her stepson). William Commodore Watts, the son of Commodore Perry Watts, was born on February 13,1869 (February 3,1869 by death certificate) and was married on January 8,1889 to Mary Elizabeth Loflin, born February 23,1866 and died January 4,1940. She was the daughter of Willie Loflin and Celia ??. Commodore died of heart failure on March 11,1952. At the time of his death he was married to Ella Turner (born February 28, 1882 and died January 2, 1975). All three are buried in Watts Cemetery located next to the Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  William Commodore “Buck” Watts,Jr. born January 20,1889 and died on May 5, 1956. He was married on February 3,1910 to Birdie Harrell, born April 23,1894 and died March 7,1967, the daughter of George Harrell and Dorothy Watts. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

            3.    Martha Lenora Edwards born about 1853 or 1856 in Livingston Parish.

            4.    Melissa A. Edwards born 1858 and was married on November 19,1890 to George Clarkston “Bud” Watts, born February 1855, the son of Francis Marion Watts and Vasti Edwards. He was first married to Susan Ann Woods. Melissa died from “dropsy of the heart” on October 3,1917 and she was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Ebb Theodore Watts born August 23,1891 and died November 15,1990. He was married on September 3,1919 to Lena Rozella Loflin, born August 28,1900 and died January 6,1994. She was the daughter of Curtis Hurel Loflin and Almira Almeda Martin. Both are buried in the Watts Cemetery located at the Colyell Baptist Church.

                   b.  Gertrude Susan Watts born October 3,1894 and died September 4,1973. She was married on October 21,1909 to Fred M. Watts, born October 14,1889 and died August 17,1964, the son of William C. Watts and Lizzie M. Loflin. Both are buried in the Watts Cemetery located at the Colyell Baptist Church.

                   c.  Louis Carew Watts born October 22,1898 and died on March 16, 1984. He was married on June 16,1920 to Lillian Williford, the daughter of George W. Williford and Mary J. Austin. Louis was married a second time on October 23, 1944 to Verna Louzaine Watts, born February 7,1924 and died July 24,1991, the daughter of William C. Watts and Birdie Harrell. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

            5.    James Madison Edwards born February 14,1859 (*January 22,1859 from death certificate*). He was married first on December 18,1894 to Mary Ann “Mollie” Bennett, the daughter of Watson Bennett and Mary Jane Averett. Mary Ann was born on May 5,1874 and died in June 1898. James was married secondly on February 12, 1903 to Lydia O. Galloway, born October 22,1878 and died August 18,1929, the daughter of Samuel Galloway and Elizabeth Causey. James died on April 15,1933 from an acute heart attack. He and Lydia are both buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

a.  Watson Elias Edwards born December 5,1896 and died November 5,1985. He was married first on February 26,1922 to Mary A. Williford, born July 21,1904 and died in November 1986, the daughter of George W. Williford and Mary J. Austin. He was married secondly on January 12,1945 to Myrtle Hardy, the daughter of John Herbert Hardy and Mary Averett. She was born March 28,1906 and died March 24,1992. They are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. Mary Williford was married secondly on June 11,1943 to William L. Fletcher, born April 25,1892 and died in February 1963, the son of Frank Fletcher and Octra Tyler.

b.  Emma Isola Edwards born November 22,1903 and died March 28, 1963. She was married on March 14,1920 to James Dawson Andrews, born December 19,1894 and died June 29,1953, the son of William E. Andrews and Cynthia Hanna.

     During the first seventeen years of their marriage they lived at various places and worked as sharecropper farmers. Then on July 19,1947 they purchased ten acres of land from Allen Achord, husband of Lena Thornton, for the sum of $350.00. The land was in Section 1, Township 8 South, Range 3 East on the north side of Cut Off Road (now called Andrews Road) between Walker South Road and Pete's Highway. There they built a home and made it their residence until they died. Both are buried in Felder Cemetery on Highway 16 (Pete's Highway).

        c.  Rowena Alma Edwards born April 9,1905 and died April 23,1990. She was married first on November 28,1920 to Griffin Horace Andrews, born August 12, 1893 and died January 6,1937, the son of William E. Andrews and Cynthia Hanna. He was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. Rowena was married on November 1,1939 to Hiram E. May, the son of Joseph Ethelred May and Inez Berryhill. He was married again on July 19,1991 to Lessie Gill, born December 16,1916, the daughter of Boss Thomas Gill and Gladys Harris. Hiram was born June 28,1907 and died on March 16,1996 and both he and Rowena are buried in Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery on Walker South Road.

                   d.  Guy Thomas Edwards born November 2,1907 and died January 21,1982. He was married on May 6,1937 to Mattie Corrine Chaney, born June 14,1921, the daughter of Thomas Boatner Chaney and Sarah Dora Andrews. She died on September 13,1999 and both are buried in Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Sarah Ethel Edwards born November 27,1909 and died September 20,1979. She was married on March 25,1926 to Talmadge "Sam" Watts, the son of Rev. Jesse Monroe Watts and Lillie Viola Edwards. He was born August 18,1905 and died in November 1963. He was married first on January 16,1925 to Nevie Millett, the daughter of Joe Millett and Cecelia Brignac. Talmadge and Ethel are both buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   f.   James Madison Edwards born June 6,1911 and died February 15,2005 and was buried in Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery on Walker South Road. He never married.

                   g.  Gladys Loutisha Edwards born October 9,1917 and died October 4,1975. She was married on May 18,1935 to Elias (Leis) Joseph Dupuy born November 11,1911 and died June 18,1973, the son of Optima Dupuy and Enorie Sanchez. Both are buried in Felder Cemetery.

            6.    William T. Edwards born May 22,1862. He was married secondly on May 16,1895 to Ida E. Rushing, born in May 1875 and died before 1937, (? the daughter of Uriah Kent Rushing and Lavenea Beard). He died on November 13,1937 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Children:

                   a.  Louise Edwards born November 9,1896 and died July 15,1970. She was married to ?? Ellis.

                   b.  Margaret Mary "Maggie" Edwards born October 31,1899 and died July 26, 1989. She was married on July 19,1917 to Charles E. Woodward, born August 14,1897 and died August 11,1972. He was the son of Albert Woodward and Felicie Burns. Both are buried in Palmetto Cemetery in Walker, Louisiana.

                   c.  Wiley Preston Edwards born September 19,1901 and died on February 23, 1985. He was married on May 31,1923 to Esther I. Williford, the daughter of George W. Williford and Mary J. Austin. She was born May 15,1906 and died November 8, 1985. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   d.  Alzada Edwards born September 16,1903 and died January 28,1994. She was married on February 18,1924 to Hillary Samuel Hutchinson, born April 27,1897 and died March 11,1950. He was the son of William Hutchinson and Alice McNabb. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at Bayou Barbary.

                   e.  Wesley Turner Edwards born February 16,1906 and died August 29,1992. He was married on December 24,1933 to Isola Watts, born about 1913, the daughter of Willard Lee Watts and Sarah Anna Martin. Isola died November 11,2004 and both are buried in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Baton Rouge.

                   f.   Lela Ann Edwards born April 1,1908 and died on September 14,1991. She was later adopted by David and Sarah Averett Watts. She was married on June 21, 1930 to Joe Lodney Stafford, born September 9,1903 and died July 7,1966. He was the son of John W. Stafford and Emma Collins. She was married secondly on May 2,1979 to Alfred Dewitt Whitehead, born April 28,1911 and died in January 1986. He was the son of Arthur Whitehead and Hattie Kelton. Lela and Joe both are buried in Judson Baptist Church Cemetery in Walker,La.

            7.    Thomas M. Edwards born about 1863 in Livingston Parish.

            8.    Louis Clarkston Edwards born May 10,1866 and died May 20,1952. He was first  married to Laura Bell Bennett, born 1870, the daughter of Watson Bennett and Mary Jane Averett. She was born in 1870 and died January 11,1890. He was secondly married on October 6,1903 to Marcia O. Watts, born September 4,1884 and died December 12,1933, the daughter of George Clarkston Watts and Susan Ann Woods. Louis and Marcia are both buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Manuel Arthur Edwards born February 5,1905 and died December 7,1985 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Geneva Susan Edwards born December 15,1907 and was married on October 22, 1927 to Emmitt Samuel Watts, born March 20,1908, the son of David Monroe Watts and Sarah Catherine Averett. He died October 28,1972 and she died August 22,1989 and both were buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   c.  Daniel E. Edwards born August 15,1911 and died March 14,1978. He was married on March 29,1939 to Ina Mildred Harrell, born September 28,1920, the daughter of Michael C. Harrell and Lillie Watts. She died on August 1,2002 and both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

d.  Leroy Edwards born 1915 and died March 13,2003. He was married on October 2,1937 to Carrie Abby Hardy, born about 1919, the daughter of John Herbert Hardy and Mary Jane Averett. He was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

            9.    David M. Edwards born about 1868 and died February 9,1891. He was married on December 3,1888 to Sarah Elizabeth Bennett, the daughter of Watson Bennett and Mary Ann Averett. She was born November 8,1871 and died January 3 or 10,1890.

     B.    MARY CATHERINE EDWARDS was born about 1826 in Lawrence County, Miss. She was married about 1846 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana to LLEWELLYN GRIFFITH AVERETT, the son of CHARLES AVERETT and CATHERINE RENTZ. LLEWELLYN was born about 1821 in Amite County, Mississippi and died from a stroke on October 9,1879. MARY EDWARDS AVERETT died June 16,1898 and they both are probably buried in the Colyell Baptist Church cemetery as are other members of their families.

CHILDREN:

1.    Charles Averett born about 1847 in Livingston Parish,La. and died before 1860, when he was a young man. Said by family tradition to have been shot in the field near his house by “Jayhawkers”. Murder witnessed by family members at the house.

            2.    Nealy Turner Averett born in September 1848 in Livingston Parish and died October 30,1911 in East Baton Rouge Parish. He was buried in the Second Jones Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. He was first married about 1870 to Harriet Loflin, born about 1855 and died August 6,1895 in Livingston Parish. He was married a second time on September 22,1901 to Eleonora "Ella" Sartwell, born February 13,1872 at Bayou Barbary, the daughter of Theodore F. Sartwell and Lucinda Deters (Detries). She was the widow of Andrew Monroe Wells who was the son of George Wells and Sarah Edwards. Ella later married William Samuel “Willie” Hill, born December 1861 and died April 1,1938, the widower of Florence Causey. He is buried in Felder Cemetery. After his death Ella lived the remainder of her life with her daughter, Susie Averett Wells, in Gonzales, LA where she died on December 13,1943 from a cerebral hemorrhage. She was buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Children:

a.  Sarah Catherine Averett born October 7,1872 and died October 2,1954. She was married on January 11,1893 to David Monroe Watts, born March 31,1872, the son of George Washington Watts and Margaret Jane Cotton. Both of his parents were born in Alabama. He died March 19,1943 from gangrene of the feet caused by diabetes which he had for 14 years. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Indiana "Anna" Missouri Averett born September 24,1876 in Colyell and died September 11,1946 from cancer of the liver. She was married about 1896 to John Monroe Taylor, born November 26,1874 and died April 5,1915, the son of Charles Taylor and Dorothy Edwards. At the time of Anna’s death she was living on Taylor Road three miles north of Frost,La. Both of them are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   c.  John Oliver Averett born June 23,1878 and died December 26,1938. He was married on January 3,1901 to Nancy Ann McCon, the daughter of John McCon  and Annie Edwards. She was born May 9,1881 and died April 27,1952. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   d.  Walter James Averett born June 16,1883 and died October 11,1949. He was married on December 18,1902 to Angeline “Angie" McCon, the daughter of John McCon and Annie Edwards. She was born December 5,1882 and died December 30,1961. They were buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Alexander Llewelln "Alex" Averett born December 27,1885 and died December 24,1955 in East Baton Rouge Parish. He was buried in the Roselawn Cemetery in Baton Rouge. He was married on August 6,1903 to Drewie (Drewey) Estelle Easley, born March 24,1886, the daughter of Drury Millington Easley and Margaret Ann Watts. She was married secondly to ?? Glover. She died in June 1975.

                   f.   Frank M. Averett born September 11,1888 and died August 9,1958. He was married on September 15,1907 to Minnie Amelia Davis, born September 27,1893 and died September 10,1929. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   g.  Ernest M. Averett born in December 1890 and was married on April 14,1912 to (Martha) Annie Watts, born November 16,1893 and died May 6,1977. She was the daughter of Sylvester "Babe" Watts and Margaret Albin. She was married first on July 14,1910 to Steve Hibler/Hibble. She was also married on December 24, 1916 to Warren Thomas Taylor, born March 1,1880 and died February 6,1949. He was the son of William Taylor and Willery Snelgrove and he was previously married to Beedie Albin. All three are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   h.  Lawrence Allen Averett born February 6,1893 and died in 1915 during an influenza epidemic. He never married.

i.   Susie Ethel Averett born June 21,1903 (June 24,1903) and died May 20,1993. She was married on June 11,1919 to William Acy Wells, born January 6,1895, the son of William Wells and Mary Welch. Acy died December 24,1961 and both he and Susie were both buried in New River Baptist Church Cemetery at St. Amant, Louisiana.

                   j.   Zelma Drusilla Averett born October 31,1909 and was married in Iberville Parish on October 7,1925 to Joseph Enos Tullier, Jr., born February 18,1890 in Plaquemine, the son of Joseph Enos Tullier and Rozelia Hebert. Zelma had moved with her mother and stepfather, Willie Hill, to West Baton Rouge Parish where she met Enos. Enos died on October 11,1959 of a massive heart attack and Zelma died on July 13,1962 from breast cancer and both were buried in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly,La.

            3.    Mary Jane Averett born about 1849 and was married in November 1869 to Watson Bennett, born January 31,1847, the son of Americus Vespusius “Bruce” Bennett and Rosa Mary Howze. Watson was a Private in Co. C, 9th Battn, La. Infantry during the Civil War. He entered service on April 5th,1862, and was present on all rolls as of October 1862. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War show him paroled at Port Hudson, La, in July 1863. MARY JANE died on January 9,1890. (Colyell Baptist Church records)

                   Children:

                   a.  Laura Bennett born September 1869 and was married to Louis Clarkston Edwards, born May 10,1866 and died May 20,1952, the son of James Edwards and Sarah Averett. Laura died January 11,1890. Louis was married secondly on October 6,1903 to Marcia O. Watts, born September 4,1884 and died December 12,1933, the daughter of George Clarkston Watts and Susan Ann Woods. Louis and Marcia are both buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Elias Bennett born about 1872.

                   c.  Sarah Eloise Bennett born about 1872 and was married December 3,1888 to David M. Edwards, born about 1868 and died February 9,1891, the son of James Edwards and Sarah Averett. Sarah died January 3 or 10,1890. (Colyell Baptist Church records)

                   d.  Mary Ann “Mollie” Bennett born about 1874 and was married on December 18, 1894 to James Madison Edwards, born February 14,1859 (January 22,1859 from death certificate), the son of James Edwards and Sarah Averett. Mary Ann died in June 1898. James was married secondly on February 12,1903 to Lydia O. Galloway, born October 22,1878 and died August 18,1929, the daughter of Samuel Galloway and Elizabeth Causey. James died on April 15,1933 from an acute heart attack. He and Lydia are both buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Lillie Belle Bennett born February 1877 and was married in 1894 to Rufus Jeff Richardson, born October 1870. She died September 20,1900 and her baby died the same day. (Colyell Baptist Church records)

                   f.   Francis “Fannie” L. Bennett born July 11,1877 and died on December 23,1974. She was married to John Edler,Jr., born February 6,1875 and died April 23,1936, the son of John Edler,Sr. and Eva Badeaux. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

            4.    John Rentz Averett born November 22,1852 and died June 11,1917. He was married on January 10,1878 to Martha Jane Wells, the daughter of Andrew Wells and Margana Ann Sides. She was born November 1,1859 and died February 3,1914. Both are buried in the Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

a.  Mary Jane "Margana" Averett born December 26,1878 and died November 14, 1930. She was married on September 27,1898 to John Herbert Hardy, born April 23,1874 in McComb, Mississippi and died December 13,1942 at his brother’s home in McComb, MS. He was the son of Sanders Hardy and Angeline Wells. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bayou Barbary,LA.

                   b.  Margaret Ann Averett born August 27,1880 and died February 8,1958. She was married on November 7,1900 to William H. Willie, born March 25,1876 and died February 6,1929 due to pneumonia from influenza. He was the son of Balsade Willie and Sarah Almedia Palmer. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at Bayou Barbary, La. She may have been married on June 1,1949 to Victor Bruce Gordon born December 15,1927 and died December 12,1990. He was the son of James Morris Gordon and Addie Wells.

                   c.  Charles Burton “Charley” Averett born July 21,1882 and died August 28,1938. He was married on July 31,1904 to Lula B. Davis, born September 22,1884 and died January 26,1947. She was the daughter of J. Davis and Amelia ??. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. 

                   d.  Luandy "Andy" Averett born November 23,1884 and died November 9,1957 in Baton Rouge. He first was married on September 27,1906 to Olivia Richardson, second to Mary Bergman (Delong?), and thirdly to Mazie Lively, born August 7, 1898 and died August 6,1996 at Starks, Calcasieu Parish, LA. He was buried in the Second Jones Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in East Baton Rouge Parish.

                   e.  Infant died August 23,1890 (Colyell Baptist Church records)

                    f.   Minerva Jane Averett born September 23,1887 and died August 19,1966. She was married on September 28,1905 to Martin Luther Bowman, the son of Calvin Doris Bowman,Jr. and Roby Ann Wills. He was born January 27,1881 and died September 14,1939. Both are buried in Roselawn Memorial Park at Baton Rouge, Louisiana

                   g.  John Melvin Averett born August 15,1891 and died December 29,1930. He was married on June 28,1914 to Eva Rowena "Ever" Gordon, born December 1,1896 and died December 17,1993, the daughter of Willie Gordon and Amelia Jane "Ida" Devall. She was married secondly on January 2,1932 to Burchie Arthur Norwood, born about 1912 and died August 28,1987, the son of Dave Norwood and Rosa Harvey. John was buried in the Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. Burchie and Eva are buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.

                   h.  George Edward Averett born November 27,1893 (August 15,1891). He was married on September 27,1914 to Etta Viola Blount, born March 20,1899, the daughter of Robert C. Blount and Elizabeth L. Wheat. George died April 7,1954 and Etta died March 27,2000 and both are buried in Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery at Loranger, Louisiana.

                   i.   Wilma Rozenna Averett born September 17,1895 and died January 3,1983. She was married on April 2,1919 to Colyear Zeigler, born June 15,1895 and died April 25,1977, the son of Andrew Milford Zeigler and Josephine Gordon. Both are buried in the Zeigler Cemetery west of Springville,La. (*Wilma was born September 7,1896 from the succession file #352A for Mary Jane Wells Averett*)

                   j.   Florence Roby Averett born July 23,1899 and died November 6,1957 and died November 6,1957. She was married on May 7,1918 to William Walter "Bill" Wise, born May 7,1897 and died January 18,1964. He was the son of William T. Wise and Hattie F. Staples. Both are buried in the Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

            5.    Ann Chase Averett born September 11,1855 and died May 16,1903. She was married on August 13,1874 to Obediah "Obby" Watts, born October 1,1854 and died April 21,1891, the son of George Washington Watts and Mary Ann Tate. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Luther Obediah Watts born July 1,1875 and was married on February 13,1897 to Eliza Elizabeth “Tedie” Blount, born December 26,1879 and died January 3,1962. He died on January 6,1940 due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                                     b.  Mary Ann Watts born January 16,1879 and died February 12,1897 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. She was married on November 7,1894 to John Jackson Ratcliff, born July 8,1874 and died May 29,1951. He was married secondly on January 1,1898 to Laura Eugena Palmer, born October 8,1873 and died May 16,1948. She was the daughter of William Sanders Palmer and Elizabeth Ratcliff.

                   c.  Elmira Luticia “Myra” Watts born January 28,1881 and was married on March 18,1903 to Leonard Theophilus “Lennie” Willie, born September 12,1878 and died September 20,1954. He was the son of Balsade Willie and Sarah Almedia Palmer. Myra died April 20,1914 and both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   d.  George Lewellyn Watts born August 5,1884 in Poley,La. and died September 18, 1969. He was married on December 31,1917 to  Edna Watts, the daughter of Mayhew Watts and Francis Loflin. Edna was born October 3,1898 and died on August 12,1966. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Sarah A. Watts born December 5,1886 and died January 7,1972. She was married on December 18,1910 to Henry F. Sanders, born February 4,1889 and died June 11,1969. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   f.   Monroe N. Watts born May 25,1889 and died February 27,1968. He was married on March 31,1909 to Margaret Wheat, born February 12,1890 and died February 29,1980. She was the daughter of Harvey Wheat and Florence Stewart. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

            6.    James Llewellyn Averett born on May 30,1856 and died August 13, 1937 from pneumonia and influenza. He was first married on January 20,1883 to Sarah Jane Ratcliff. She died July 4,1892. James was married secondly on January 18,1894 to Lucinda Almeda "Tenny" Palmer, born February 13,1876, the daughter of William Sanders Palmer and Elizabeth Ratcliff. Lucinda died September 7,1959 and both she and James were buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Albert Elmore Averett born April 30,1885 and died September 3,1920 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. He was married on November 12, 1908 to Stella Virlinda Harrell, born September 1893, the daughter of George Harrell and Dorothea Watts. She was married secondly on August 7,1926 to Henry Monroe Owens, the son of Thomas Owens and Lavina James.

                   b.  Mary Lorena Averett born August 18,1887 and died December 9,1932. She was married about 1903 to Louis M. “Luby” Harrell, born May 14,1885 and died March 5,1920. He was the son of Louis (Lewis) Harrell and Missouri Watts. Lorena was married secondly on December 25,1925 to Osctar A. Watts, born October 4,1891, the son of William Commodore Watts and Mary Elizabeth Loflin. He was formerly married to Leona Hernandez. He died August 26,1979 and all are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery

                   c.  Joseph Levi Averett born October 18,1894 and died May 6,1977. He was married on August 12,1914 to Edna Wells, the daughter of Burton Wells and Nora Loflin. She was born April 27,1896 and died January 6,1975. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   d.  Lillian A. Averett born September 27,1896 and was married on July 19,1914 to Martin J. Wheat, born April 30,1893 and died February 19,1962. He was the son of William F. Wheat and Annie Cogley. Lillian died on January 10,1982 and both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  William Adam Averett born May 22,1898 and died April 23,1974.  He was married on May 28,1925 to Zelma Eugenia Watts, the daughter of Bolivar Edward Watts and Francis Sarah Willie. She was born July 25,1905 and died June 23,1994. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   f.   Leona “Lonnie” Ethner Averett was born November 14,1900 and died November 11,1998. She was married on July 1,1923 to Leonard Davis Milton, born December 17,1900, the son of J. Rufus Milton and Clara Louise Stafford. He died September 2,1999 and both he and Leona are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   g.  Clinton Luellen Averett born May 17,1903 and died May 20,1987. He was married on October 29,1929 to Henrietta Martin, born March 23,1909 and died November 25,1993, the daughter of Henry Theopholius Martin and Laura Richardson. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   h.  Eliza Elizabeth Averett born September 7,1905 and died April 17,1989. She was married on August 21,1926 to Larry S. Watts, born September 22,1898 and died March 21,1965. He was the son of Sylvester I. Watts and Margaret Albin. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   i.   Tildon James “Paw Till” Averett was born December 5,1907 and died September 14,1999. He was married on August 18,1929 to Lorena Ila Frazier, born April 26, 1908, the daughter of John W. Frazier and Margaret Barnum (?). She died on May 13,1974 and they both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   j.   Irma Eugenia Averett born November 3,1909 and died September 4,1984. She was married on July 4,1926 to Joseph Sylvester Wheat, born May 18,1905 and died February 2,1979. He was the son of Harvey Wheat and Florence Stewart. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   k.  Addie Charlotte Averett born January 2,1912 and died April 19,1983. She was married on September 28,1929 to Eathern Allen Martin, born August 3,1911 and died March 21,1974, the son of Henry T. Martin and Laura Richardson. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   l.   Beatrice Averett born November 6,1914 and died November 17,1914 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

m. Carlease Averett born February 18,1916 and died December 2,1984 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. She married Ray T. Martin, born October 26,1916, the son of Henry T. Martin and Laura Richardson. After her death Ray was married on September 19,1988 to Estelle Emma Smith, born February 19,1909, the daughter of Bryan Smith and Thelma Bickham.

            7.    Sarah Elizabeth Averett born about 1863 and was married on January 18,1883 to Joseph E. Wheat, (? born about 1856, the son of Hess Wheat and Mary ??). They both were deceased before January 1899 according to the Succession of L. G. and Mary Averett. (*Succession #177*)

                   Children:

                   a.  Ida A. Wheat born February 9,1884 and died December 7,1970. She was married on March 17,1903 to John Willie Tate, born May 29,1874 and died September 22, 1949. Both are buried in Old Red Oak Cemetery in Livingston.

            8.    Warren Lafayette Averett born March 12,1866 and died August 21,1935. He was married on December 8,1892 to Sarah Elizabeth Palmer, born June 18,1871 and died May 4,1935, the daughter of William Sanders Palmer and Elizabeth Ratcliff. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Ewel (Euil) B. Averett born October 6,1895 and died March 30,1915 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Iner Elizabeth Averett born January 19,1898 and died September 17,1976. She was married on May 3,1917 to Andrew Allen Loflin, born January 19,1898 and died June 10,1972. He was the son of Curtis Hurel Loflin and Almira Almeda Martin. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   c.  Mary Hester Averett born August 18,1899 and died November 4,1959. She was married on September 24,1913 to Lawrence Allen Wells, born June 16,1890 and died September 20,1975, the son of Thomas J. Wells and Minerva E. Willie. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   d.  William Proctor “Will” Averett born December 17,1900 and died July 19,1985. He was married first on March 23,1928 to Lizzie Victoria Watts, born December 23, 1909 and died December 1,1942, the daughter of Monroe Watts and Margaret Wheat. They had no children. He was married secondly on July 15,1943 to Argilee Tilatha Taylor, born January 28,1924. He and Lizzie are both buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

     C.    SARAH EDWARDS was born about 1828 in Lawrence County, Mississippi and moved with her family into Livingston Parish between 1840 and 1846. They settled on the banks of Colyell Bay and living several miles away on the east bank of Bayou Barbary was another group of settlers named WELLS. SARAH was married between July 1849 and July 1850 to GEORGE WELLS, the son of JEREMIAH WELLS and (MARY) ELIZABETH MANNING. This was his second marriage. He was born about 1824 in DeKalb County, Alabama (or Sevier County, Tenn.). ANDREW WELLS, George's older brother, may have married MARY HARRELL, the widow of TURNER AVERETT. Mary died not long afterwards and Andrew then was married in East Baton Rouge Parish on September 17,1854 to MARGANY ANN SIDES, the daughter of JAMES SIDES and MARY ELIZABETH NORDON. ANDREW and MARGANY raised the three children of GEORGE and SARAH after SARAH died in 1860 and GEORGE died in January 1865. Tradition in the WELLS family is that ANDREW and GEORGE WELLS participated in a defense of Donaldsonville from an attack by Yankee soldiers during the Civil War. GEORGE was wounded in the leg and died on a plantation in Ascension Parish. SARAH was probably buried near the Colyell Baptist Church as were other members of her family.

(Much of the above information was provided to the author by Claude B. Slaton, a descendant of Mary C. Edwards and Llewellyn G. Averett) (Death dates also from the Succession of Andrew Wells, File #10, Livingston Parish Courthouse).

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Thomas Jefferson Wells was born July 6,1854 and was married on March 29,1883 to Minerva Elizabeth Willie, the daughter of Balsade Willie and Sarah Almedia Palmer. She was born October 14,1866 and died August 27,1956. Thomas was afflicted with a sore leg as a child and was not able to work a good deal of time. He died on January 31,1928 and they both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  George Monroe Wells born February 18,1884 and was married on June 27,1902 to Louise Ellen Loflin, born August 19,1885, the daughter of George Washington Loflin and Mary Permelia Martin. He died February 12,1965 and she died October 24,1982 and both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at Bayou Barbary, Louisiana.

                   b.  Florence Sarah Wells born December 4,1886 and died January 2,1972. She was married on August 10,1905 to Rafe Watkins, born October 28,1884 and died August 6,1936. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at Bayou Barbary, La.

                   c.  Daniel E. Wells born March 8,1889 and died in June 1889.

                   d.  Lawrence Allen Wells born June 16,1890 and died September 20,1975. He was married on September 24,1913 to Mary Hester Averett, born August 18,1899 and died November 4,1959. She was the daughter of Warren L. Averett and Sarah E. Palmer. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bayou Barbary.

                   e.  Mary Samantha Wells born September 3,1892 and died July 15,1936. She was married on January 18,1917 to Doliver V. “Boss” Ferguson, born August 25,1888 and died April 24,1961. He was the son of Dedrick Velford Ferguson and Martha Richardson. He was married secondly on November 22,1936 to Mary Maude Amelia Clark, born December 29,1905 and died January 18,1980. She was the daughter of William Albert Clark,Jr. and Mary Melinda McNabb. All three are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   f.   Hester Odella Wells born on November 3,1894 and died on June 2,1992 and was buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   g.  Lillie A. Wells born January 6,1897 and died December 22,1984. She was married on February 16,1919 to Elezie St. Cyr, born November 22,1888 and died June 20,1968. He was the son of Desire Elezie St. Cyr and Orelia Fontenot. Both are buried in Carter's Cemetery at Springfield, Louisiana.

                   h.  Julia Vivian Wells born November 4,1899 and died October 1,1990. She was married on March 15,1923 to Ernest F. Threeton, the son of James Dinsmore Threeton and Elizabeth Francis Smiley. He was born September 8,1895 and died October 15,1996. They are buried in Springfield Community Cemetery.

                   i.   Theresa Marie Wells born October 12,1901 and died April 22,1994. She was married on July 15,1926 to Herman Alvin Threeton, the son of George Colmer Threeton and Caroline "Lena" Hartman. He was born January 3,1904 and died July 12,1963. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bayou Barbary.

                   j.   Child Wells born and died between 1900 and 1910.

            2.    Cecelia Samantha Wells born August 8,1856 and died October 11,1929. She was married about 1880 to Louis T. Martin, the son of William C. Martin and Mary Ann Ratcliff. He was born October 11,1858 and died November 27,1928. He was a notary public at Bayou Barbary. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  William T. Martin born August 23,1882 and died June 24,1903. He is buried at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Sarah Anna Martin born January 20,1885 and was married on April 30,1903 to Willard Lee Watts, born March 10,1881 and died May 23,1974. He was the son of George C. Watts and Susan A. Woods. She died on November 3,1941 due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Ce4metery.

                   c.  Henry Theopholius Martin born April 30,1887 and died December 4,1967. He was married about 1907 to Laura A. Richardson, born September 5,1894 and died January 19,1978. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   d.  Casey Allen Martin born February 10,1891 and died January 23,1964. He was married on November 5,1913 to Lena McNabb, born August 5,1890 and died November 7,1969, the daughter of Joseph Monroe McNabb and Amelia Loflin. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Vincent Curtis Martin born August 28,1894 and died June 8,1971. He was married to Idine Mary Bourgeois, born November 22,1897 and died August 10, 1974. Both are buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   f.   Susan Nettie Martin born July 29,1897 and was married on August 8,1912 to Louis Manuel Willie, born May 10,1891 and died September 3,1918, the son of Balsade Willie and Sarah Almedia Palmer. He was a brother of Minerva Willie, the wife of Thomas J. Wells. He is buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. Susie was married a second time on November 8,1924 to Oliver Bowman Watts, born December 29,1902 and died in October 30,1978. He was the son of Luther O. Watts and Eliza Elizabeth Blount. Susie died on October 16,1983 and she and Oliver are both buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at Bayou Barbary.

            3.    Andrew Monroe Wells born February 17,1859 and died between 1895 and 1900. After his parents died he was raised by his uncle, Andrew Wells, and Sanders Hardy. He was married on September 10,1890 to Eleonora "Ella" Sartwell, born in February 13,1872, the daughter of Theodore F. Sartwell and Lucinda Deters (Detries). Eleonora was married secondly on September 22,1901 to Nealy Turner Averett, the son of Llewellyn Griffith Averett and Mary C. Edwards. Nealy died October 30, 1911. Ella was thereafter married a third time to William Samuel “Willie” Hill, born December 1861 and died April 1,1938, the widower of Florence Causey. He is buried in Felder Cemetery. After his death Ella lived the remainder of her life with her daughter, Susie Averett Wells, in Gonzales,La. where she died on December 13, 1943 from a cerebral hemorrhage. She and Andrew are both buried in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at Bayou Barbary, La.

                   Children:

                   a.  Mae J. Wells born May 28,1891 and died April 7,1926. She was married on September 1,1912 to Francis Marion McCon, born February 5,1869, the son of John McCon and Ann Richardson. He died August 13,1941 in Tickfaw in Tangipahoa Parish from shock due to multiple injuries after being struck by a train. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  George Andrew Wells born in January 16,1893 in French Settlement, LA and died July 12,1969 in Gonzales, LA. He was married in 1913 to Myrtle Ann Wells, born January 1899, the daughter of William Wells and Mary A. Welch.

                   c.  Mary Angeline Wells born in January 12,1895. She was married on January 12, 1911 to William A. Simpson, born August 1888, the son of George A. Simpson and Mary Annie Palmer. She was married secondly on April 14,1917 to Oscar E. Davison, born October 31,1879, the son of John Davison and Hester Gordon. He was formerly married on February 4,1900 to Olive (Ollie) Watts, born February 4, 1882 and died January 23,1913. Oscar died October 17,1960 and Mary died June 7,1977 and all three are buried in Old Red Oak Cemetery in Livingston,La.

     D.    HESTER EDWARDS born about 1830 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

     E.    FRANCIS EDWARDS born about 1832 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

     F.    VASTI EDWARDS was born about 1833 in Lawrence County, Miss. She was married in Livingston Parish around 1849 to FRANCIS MARION WATTS, the son of (GEORGE WATTS or FRANCIS MARION WATTS,SR.?) and CYNTHIA PUTNAM/PUTMAN. CYNTHIA was the daughter of JAMES PUTNAM and ELIZABETH JOHNSON of Copiah County, Mississippi. JAMES was born in 1782 in Culpepper, Virginia and was the son of DANIEL and SARAH PUTNAM. He was married about 1800 in Abbeville County, North Carolina to ELIZABETH JOHNSON. CYNTHIA and her three sons were in Livingston Parish by the mid-1840's. FRANCIS MARION WATTS was born about 1831 or 1833 in Mississippi according to the 1850 Livingston Parish census records and the journal of Dr. George Colmer. Dr. Colmer’s journal entry dated on October 31,1860 says that “Francis M. Watts, oldest of Watts boys, age 29, brother of George and Perry. His belly and chest badly scarred from an old burn”. He died between 1864 and 1870. He was most likely named after FRANCIS MARION, the American Revolutionary War hero known as the “Swamp Fox” for his guerrilla style stealth attacks on the British in South Carolina from 1775 to 1781. VASTI may have died on March 29,1891 according to the records of the Colyell Baptist Church, Book 1.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Julia Ann Watts born in September 1849 in Livingston Parish. She was married on December 9,1886 to William Dock Wheat, born November 30,1843, the son of Hezekiah Wheat and Mary Burke. He died February 1,1911 and was buried in Harrell Cemetery west of Pine Grove in St. Helena Parish. It is unknown as to when Julia Ann died and where she was buried. She had no children. William was first married to Mary Stewart.

            2.    Missouri Ann (Coleann) Watts born about 1853. She was married to Lewis (Louis) Harrell, born about 1852 and both died about 1889-1891 in Colyell. He was the son of Lewis Firman Harrell and Virlinda "Malinda" Averett. Lewis and Virlinda were married in East Feliciana Parish on July 28,1836. Virlinda is the sister of Llewellyn G. Averett.

                   Children:

                   a.  Alma (Elmita) Harrell born March 28,1877 and died January 11,1961 in East Baton Rouge Parish. She was married first in Livingston Parish on March 22,1903 to Henry Sullivan. She was married secondly on October 27,1908 to Albert Cason, born February 22,1885 and died June 2,1920. She was married for a third time on December 9,1924 to Frank McGuire. Alma and Albert are both buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Baton Rouge.

                   b.  William C. “Bill” “Willie” Harrell born June 22,1879 and was married on February 4,1903 to Lillian Bertha Harreis, born January 1,1886 and died September 21, 1958. He died on October 9,1956 and both are buried in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Denham Springs,La.

                   c.  Ada Stella Harrell born July 26,1882 and died February 26,1971 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Garyville,La. She was married on January 19,1905 to William Albert DeArmond. She was married secondly in Ascension Parish on May 22,1912 to James Arthur “Josh” Richardson, born September 7, 1889 and died August 28,1968. Ada and James are both buried in Richardson Cemetery in Sorrento in Ascension Parish.

                   d.  Louis Marion “Luby” Harrell born May 14,1885 and died March 5,1920 from a logging accident. He was married about 1903 to Mary Lorena Averett, born August 18,1887, the daughter of James Llewellyn Averett and Sarah Jane Ratcliff. Lorena was married secondly on December 25,1925 to Oscar A. Watts, born October 4,1891, the son of William Commodore Watts and Mary Elizabeth Loflin. Lorena died December 9,1932 and Oscar died August 26,1979 and all are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Thomas Washington “Diddy” Harrell born April 18,1888 and died June 9,1980 and was buried in Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery in Livingston,La. He was married first to Ollie E. Averette, born April 6,1896 and secondly on November 7,1953 to Alzada Michael, born May 6,1892 and died May 10,1980 and was buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery at Galvez,La. She was the daughter of Charles Michael and Cornelia Wall. Alzada was married first to Leslie West. Ollie later married Clarence W. Gros. She died September 1,1989 and was buried in Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Baton Rouge.

                   f.   Frank I. Harrell born July 31,1890 (headstone) (November 1889 from census). He was listed on the 1900 St. Helena census as the adopted son of Julia Ann Watts and her husband William D. Wheat. He died August 20,1906 and was buried in Harrell Cemetery west of Pine Grove in St. Helena Parish.

3.    George Clarkston "Bud" Watts born about 1855. He was first married about 1877 to Susan Ann Woods. He was married a second time on November 19,1890 to Melissa A. Edwards, the daughter of James Edwards and Sarah Averett. She was born about 1858.

                   Children:

a.  Emma E. Watts born March 9,1878 and died January 13,1961. She was married on June 17,1894 to Theophilus C. Taylor, the son of Charles Taylor and Dorothy Edwards. He was born November 7,1870 and died May 1,1959. Both are buried in the Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.  

                   b.  Jesse Monroe Watts born December 8,1879. He was married first on October 29, 1896 to Elmira Watts. He was married secondly on November 4,1899 to Lillie Viola Edwards, born July 25,1881, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Edwards and Martha Lutesha Loflin. Lillie died December 12,1956 and Jesse died December 23,1965. He served as a pastor of churches in Livingston, East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes for 42 years. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. (The succession records of Jesse M. Watts #1924 dated June 11,1968 indicates that Lillie may have been married first to a Wheat. It showed her name as “Lillie Edwards Wheat”)

                   c.  Willard Lee Watts born March 10,1881 and died May 23,1974. He was married on April 30,1903 to Sarah Anna Martin, born January 20,1885 and died November 3, 1941 due to a cerebral hemorrhage and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. She was the daughter of Louis Martin and Cecelia Samantha Wells.

                   d.  Marcia O. Watts born September 4,1884 and died on December 12,1933. She was married on October 6,1903 to Louis Clarkston Edwards, the son of James Edwards and Sarah Ann Averett. He was born May 10,1866 and died May 20, 1952. He was first married to Laura Bennett, the daughter of Watson Bennett and Mary Jane Averett. Marcia and Louis are both buried in the Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Ebb Theodore Watts born August 23,1891 and died November 15,1990. He was married on September 3,1919 to Lena Rozella Loflin, the daughter of Curtis Hurel Loflin and Almira Almeda Martin. She was born August 28,1900 and died January 6,1994. Both are buried in the Watts Cemetery located at the Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   f.   Child Watts died before 1900.

                   g.  Gertrude Susan Watts born October 3,1894 and died September 4,1973. She was married on October 21,1909 to Fred Manuel Watts, born October 14,1889 and died August 17,1964, the son of William Commodore Watts and Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Laughlin (Loflin). Both are buried in the Watts Cemetery located at the Colyell Baptist Church.

                   h.  Child Watts died before 1900.

                   i.   Louis Carew Watts born October 22,1898 and died March 16,1984 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. He was married on June 16,1920 to Lillian Williford, the daughter of George W. Williford and Mary J. Austin. He was married a second time on October 23,1944 to Verna Louzaine Watts, born February 7,1924 and died on July 24,1991, the daughter of William C. Watts and Birdie Harrell. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

            4.    Dorothea Felicia Watts born February 18,1858 and died July 8,1930. She was married to George Washington Harrell, born May 14,1857, the son of Lewis Harrell and Virlinda "Malinda" Averett. Lewis and Virlinda were married in East Feliciana Parish on July 28,1836. Virlinda is the sister of Llewellyn G. Averett. George died April 6, 1925 due to cancer of urinary bladder. Dorothea and George are both buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Christopher Columbus Harrell born May 20,1885 and was married first to Almedia Norton, born December 24,1884 and died November 13,1910 and was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Galvez in Ascension Parish. Christopher was married secondly on April 25,1918 to Gracie McMorris, born November 14,1898, the daughter of William Baxter McMorris and Adele Brown. She was formerly married to John R. Stafford. She died November 15,1922 due to heart failure. He was married for a third time on July 4,1923 to Simmie N. Milton, born March 8, 1902, the daughter of J. Rufus Milton and Clara Louise Stafford. Christopher died on December 22,1970 and Simmie died July 20,1990 and all three are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Florence Eugenia Harrell born November 7,1888 and died December 10,1958. She was married to Louis Drakeford McMorris, born August 31,1883, the son of George McMorris and Elizeabeth Blount. He was married secondly on December 18,1960 to Louisa Cecelia Easley, born September 29,1883, the daughter of Drew Millington Easley and Margaret Ann “Annie” Watts. She was formerly married to Jayhew Watts. She died on October 1,1972 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. Louis Drakeford died February 10,1984 and both he and Florence are buried in Blount Cemetery in Satsuma,La.

                   c.  Laurence E. Harrell born March 1889

                   d.  Child born and died before 1900.

                   e.  Stella (Estella) Virlinda Harrell born February 8,1890 and was married first on November 12,1908 to Albert Elmore Averett, born April 30,1885, the son of James L. Averett and Sarah Jane Ratcliff. Albert died on September 3,1920 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. Stella was married secondly on August 7,1926 to Henry Monroe Owens, the son of Thomas Owens and Lavina James. Stella died September 29,1940 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                               f.   Birdie E. Harrell born April 23,1894 and died March 7,1967. She was married on February 3,1910 to William Commodore “Buck” Watts,Jr., the son of William Commodore Watts and Sarah J. Edwards. He was born January 20,1889 and died on May 5,1956. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                               g.  Michael C. “Mike” Harrell born April 3,1898 and was married on May 31,1917 to Lillie Watts, born June 14,1899, the daughter of David Monroe Watts and Sarah Catherine Averett. He died on December 2,1933. Lillie was married secondly to ?? Simpson. She died on November 15,1970 and both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                               h.  Elliott Alvin Harrell born October 28,1901 and died December 25,1976. He was married on March 23,1924 to Elva Wilma Taylor, born August 4,1904, the daughter of John M. Taylor and Indiana “Anna” Averett. Elliott was married secondly in St. Helena Parish on July 29,1932 to Mattie Bond, born June 19,1909 and died February 25,1977. Elva was married a second time on April 6,1929 to Jesse Burton Hardy, born February 13,1908, the son of John Herbert Hardy and Mary "Margana" Averett. Jesse died July 31,1939 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. Elva died May 4,1977 and was buried in Fundamental Baptist Church Cemetery. Elliott and Mattie are both buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

            5.    Thomas "Tom" Watts born February 15,1861 and died January 18,1946. He was married in January 1884 to Missouri Ann Albin, born November 22,1862 and died December 25,1933, the daughter of Isaac A. "Ike" Albin and Ann Sharkey. He is buried in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Livingston Parish.

                   Children:

               a.  Son Watts, stillborn

                   b.  William Thomas "Willie" Watts born July 12,1887 and died October 7,1951. He was first married on June 10,1905 to Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Truax, born November 13,1888, the daughter of William Truax and Sarah Edith Perry. She died at her home four miles north of Albany on April 7,1942 due to suffocation from a suicidal hanging. She was found hanging from the rafters in her bedroom by one of her children. She was buried in Fourth Ward Cemetery. Willie was married secondly on January 21,1944 to Olthie (Orether) Hunt.

                   c.  Son Watts, stillborn

                   d.  Pearlie (Pearley) Mae Watts born November 18,1891 and was married on August 19,1907 to John F. Starkey, born April 9,1886, the son of Franklin Pierce Starkey and Nancy Ann White. John died on August 6,1926. Pearlie was married secondly on April 21,1934 to Dixie Leon Sanders, born about 1900, the son of Will Sanders and Dean Brashears. She died on June 20,1963 and both she and John are buried in Bethlehem Cemetery in Albany,La.

                   e.  Dorothy Bell Watts born January 1,1895 near Albany,La. and died January 19, 1916. She was first married on September 21,1912 to Edgar Johnson (9/11/1891-1/4/1973 ?). Her second marriage was to ?? McMorris.

                   f.   Bertha Ann Watts born December 14,1899 and died March 21,1938. She was married to Phillip "Phil" Richardson.

                   g.  Ada Charlotte Watts born December 17,1901 and died April 5,1980 and was buried in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetry at Albany,La. She was married to Edward Nezat, born January 6,1897 and died December 1966. They had no children.

                   h.  Marion Alonzo Watts born May 19,1905 and died May 23,1984. He  was married to Jessie Virginia Jones, born June 26,1909 and died February 24,1981 and both were buried in Zion Hill Cemetery in Albany,La.

            6.    Marion L. Watts born about 1863 in Livingston Parish. He was married on November 12,1893 to Annie M. Ridgell/Reginold, born May 1870.

                   Children:

                   a.  Lena E. Watts born about 1895 and died November 14,1918. She was married on April 20,1915 to Jessie Ellis Blount, born July 5,1894, the son of Henry T. Blount and Nancy Emma Newman. He married Lena’s sister Rosie Watts on March 18, 1919. He died December 14,1967 and was buried in Blount Cemetery at Satsuma.

                   b.  James Garfield Watts born October 7,1896 and was married on October 4,1926 to Ollie Kenner Lanier, born February 11,1906, the daughter of W. A. Lanier and Rosa Glascock. He died March 7,1987 and was buried in Blount Cemetery at Satsuma,La. Ollie was married secondly to Norwood Harris. She died on May 8, 1995 and was buried in Lanier Cemetery.

                   c.  Rosie Vedice Watts born July 7,1899 and was married on March 18,1919 to Jessie Ellis Blount, born July 5,1894, the son of Henry T. Blount and Nancy Emma Newman. He was formerly married to Lena E. Watts, the sister of Rosie Watts. Rosie died February 20,1950 and Jessie died December 13,1967 and both were buried in Blount Cemetery in Satsuma,La.

d.  Barney Odom Watts born March 20,1901 and died December 22,1974. He was married on March 23,1929 to Dora Hutchinson, born October 21,1905 and died March 2,1985, the daughter of John S. Hutchinson and Alzada Kinchen. Both are buried in Blount Cemetery at Satsuma,La. (Livingston Parish Marriage Book 18 page 79 shows this same marriage again on June 29,1955)

e.  Steve Ellis Watts born December 1,1903 and died October 16,1983. He was married on January 1,1930 to Martha Blount, born about 1913, the daughter of Henry Blount and Emma Newman. He was buried in Blount Cemetery at Satsuma,La.

            7.    Sylvester I. "Babe" Watts born October 3,1864 (1867 on death certificate) and died April 29,1940 from stomach cancer. He was married on April 21,1892 to Margaret Allin "Mag" Albin, born May 12,1871 in Independence,La., the daughter of Joshua C. Albin and Martha Malinda Stewart. She died at Frost, Louisiana on December 22, 1943 due to pulmonary tuberculosis. Both are buried in Blount Cemetery (Pete’s Rest) at Satsuma, Louisiana.

                   Children:

                   a.  Martha Anna (Annie) Watts born November 16,1893 and died on May 6,1977. She was married first on July 14,1910 to Steve Hibler/Hibble. She was married secondly on April 14,1912 to Ernest M. Averett, born in December 1890, the son of Nealy Turner Averett and Harriett Loflin. She was married for a third time on December 24,1916 to Warren Thomas Taylor, born March 1,1880 and died February 6,1949 from liver cancer. He was the son of William Taylor and Willery Snelgrove. He was formerly married to Beadie Albin. All three are was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Ivy Carlom Watts born January 10,1896 and died September 13,1975. He was married on June 21,1925 to Stella E. McMorris, born May 9,1907 and died October 21,1978. She was the daughter of Louis Drakeford McMorris and Florence Eugenia Harrell. Both are buried in Blount Cemetery in Satsuma,La.

                   c.  Laura Watts born September 1897

                   d.  Larry S. Watts born September 22,1898 and died March 21,1965. He was married on August 21,1926 to Eliza Elizabeth Averett, born September 7,1905, the daughter of James L. Averett and Lucinda Palmer. She died on April 17,1989 and both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Ben Hillary Watts born March 31,1901 and died April 9,1980. He was married on August 23,1922 to Mary “Deedie” Ratcliff, born December 25,1904, the daughter of John Jackson Ratcliff and Laura Eugena Palmer. She died January 13,1994 and they both were buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   f.   Vina V. (Vinnie) Watts born April 7,1903 and died August 29,1978. She was married on April 7,1919 to Drew (Drury) Milton Easley, born February 3,1858, the son of Benjamin Franklin Easley and Cecelia Margaret Johnson. He was formerly married to Margaret Ann Watts. He died on February 13,1926. Vinnie was married secondly in June 1931 to C. C. Leggett, born January 13,1880 and died December 12,1957. She and C. C. were both buried in Bankston Cemetery in Albany,La.

                   g.  Edna A. Watts born February 8,1906 and died July 25,1984. She was married in November 1925 to Fred Renko, born about 1875, the son of Joe Renko and Elsa Aocha (??). She was married secondly on November 10,1928 to Joseph W. McMorris, born March 19,1909, the son of Louis Drakeford McMorris and Florence Eugenia Harrell. He died November 23,1954 and both are buried in Blount Cemetery at Satsuma,La.

                   h.  Nettie R. Watts born October 9,1908 and died July 1,1994. She was married on April 26,1925 to Elliott Monroe Watts, born September 25,1905 and died April 20,1965, the son of David M. Watts and Sarah C. Averett. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   i.   Isaac Joshua “Ike” Watts born November 23,1911 and died September 16,1972. He was married on May 10,1933 to Ida Lea Shaffett, the daughter of Ben Shaffett and Ernestine Wise. She was born December 12,1914 and died October 20,1997 and both are buried in Blount Cemetery in Satsuma, Louisiana.

                   j.   Jessie Tilden Watts born September 14,1914 and died May 24,1952. He was married on May 23,1935 to Jewel Watts, the daughter of Jesse Monroe Watts and Lillie Viola Edwards. He was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. She was married secondly in 1966 to Robert W. Forbes.

                   k.  Leslie Tolmon Watts born September 14,1914 and died August 1,1989. He was married on November 15,1934 to Myrtle Alberta "Myrth" McCon, born June 27, 1918, the daughter of Charlie McCon and Ada Watts. He is buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

     G.    DOROTHY EDWARDS was born about 1834 in Lawrence County,Miss. She was married circa 1854 to CHARLES P. TAYLOR who was born about 1831 in Mississippi. CHARLES died about 1885 and DOROTHY died January 15,1890. (From Livingston Parish Succession File #391 and Colyell Baptist Church records)

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Caroline/Celiann Taylor; born about 1854; died young. (Her name shown as Julia Ann Taylor from Succession File #391)

            2.    James Adolphus Taylor; born about 1856; died young.

            3.    Daniel Taylor; born about 1858; died young.

            4.    Alonzo Lafayette Taylor; born about 1860.

            5.    Wilhelmina Josephine Taylor born December 8,1861 and died August 3,1934. She was married on November 13,1888 to William M. Tate, born on December 1850 and died on January 12,1913, the son of Harvey Tate and Malinda Bates. This was his third marriage. He had two children by his second marriage, Ira and Serena. Ira was married on December 31,1902 to Tennie Comeaux. Serena was married on January 7,1903 to M. A. Sullivan. Josephine and William are both buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Simeon Lee Tate born July 10,1889 and was married on December 22,1910 to Mercy Caroline Watson, born August 30,1891 and died May 27,1951. He died August 4,1955 and both are buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.     

                   b.  Dallas Monroe Tate born July 13,1889 and died December 1979. He was married on May 30,1912 to Sadie Idell Brown, born January 27,1893 and died March 13, 1970, the daughter of Daniel Sylvester Brown and Mary Margaret Brashears. Both are buried at Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.

                   c.  Charles James Tate born September 21,1893 and died on January 27,1926 from pneumonia after an automobile accident and was buried in First Baptist Church Cemetery in Denham Springs,La. He was married to Freddie Lorena Brown, born February 18,1897 and died March 28,1993. She was the daughter of Daniel Sylvester Brown and Mary Margaret Brashears. She was married secondly to Eugene J. O’Regan, born November 18,1903 and died July 28,1981. Both are buried in Roselawn Memorial Park in Baton Rouge,La.

                   d.  Calvin C. Tate born November 29,1894 and died January 1,1977.  He was married on August 1,1917 to Zillie Brown, born February 12,1903 and died January 16, 1986. She was the daughter of William Brown and Alice Achord. Both are buried at Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.

                   e.  John Edgar Tate born September 26,1896 and died February 24,1964. He was married on May 25,1918 to Norma Causey, born December 22,1898 and died October 19,1967, the daughter of Dewitt C. Causey,Sr. and Martha Andrews. Both are buried in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery at Denham Springs,La.

                   f.   Julia Mae Tate born May 3,1900 and died December 21,1973. She was married to Dwarcie W. Miscar, born December 8,1899 and died May 16,1971. Both are buried in Roselawn Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

                   g.  Joseph A. Tate born March 20,1902 and died January 22,1918 in a hunting accident. He was buried in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Denham Springs, La.

                   h.  Myrtle Irene Tate born March 16,1905 and died September 10,1998 in Gonzales, La. She was married on June 24,1925 to Charles Leroy Tyler, the son of Calvin C. Tyler and Lydia Ellis. He was born March 10,1903 and died in November 1983 in Geismar,La. (or 3/29/1903-6/1950). She was buried in Prairieville Cemetery, Ascension Parish, Louisiana.

            6.    Charles Clarkston Taylor born July 4,1864 and died June 23,1967. He was married on May 20,1903 to Pernie C. Cook, born October 3,1882 and died January 21,1941 from pneumonia and influenza. She was the daughter of Willington C. Cook and Elizabeth Fronie Rushing. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Alice L. Taylor born January 15,1907 and died February 26,1986. She was married on November 28,1934 to Eustis Jackson Nickens, born April 15,1905 and died April 18,1977. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Shelby Jeffrey Taylor born September 3,1908 and died June 3,1987. He was married on June 13,1936 to Russia Abileen Wheat, born December 13,1917 and died January 4,1971, the daughter of William E. Wheat and Eva Susan Taylor. He was married secondly on May 30,1980 to Ruby Velma Edwards, born January 5, 1933, the daughter of Eddie Eugene Edwards and Enus Simpson. Shelby and Russia are both buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   c.  Viola "Ola" Taylor born October 1,1910 and died April 19,1987. She was married on May 30,1934 to Charles Spears Crowder, born February 19,1912 and died May 19,1979. He was the son of L. W. Crowder and Brosha Carver. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   d.  George Deloin Taylor born October 15,1912 and died September 23,1977. He was buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Addie E. Taylor born March 5,1915 and died October 24,1992. She is buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

            7.    W. Leonadus Taylor born May 29,1866 in Frost and died July 26,1949 from heart disease and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. He was never married.

            8.    Theophilus C. Taylor born November 7,1870 and died May 1,1959. He was married on June 17,1894 to Emma E. Watts, born March 9,1878 and died January 13,1961. She was the daughter of George C. Watts and Susan Ann Wood. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  George Ellis Taylor born November 1,1896 and died October 7,1949. He was married to Julia Etta Taylor, born August 14,1901 and died January 21,1963, the daughter of John Monroe Taylor and Indiana “Anna” Averett. She was later married on November 7,1952 to Eddie Eugene Edwards, born March 30,1888 and died September 26,1985, the son of Andrew J. Edwards and Martha L. Loflin. All are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Child Taylor; died before 1900 census was taken.

                   c.  Eva Susan Taylor born December 24,1899 and died February 2,1971. She was married on February 23,1916 to William Ellis Wheat, born December 29,1894 and died April 30,1959. He was the son of Harvey Wheat and Florence Stewart. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   d.  Adam Lee Taylor born October 12,1910 and died February 12,1985. He was married on April 4,1933 to Ruth Edwards, born August 21,1918 and died November 13,1981. She was the daughter of Eddie Eugene Edwards and Enus Almedia Simpson. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

            9.    John Monroe Taylor born November 26,1874 and died April 5,1915. He was married about 1896 to Indianna “Anna” “Annie” Missouri Averett, born September 24,1876 in Colyell and died September 11,1946 from cancer of the liver. She was the daughter of Nealy Turner Averett and Harriett Loflin. Both are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   Children:

                   a.  Ollie Monroe Taylor born February 3,1897 and died November 24,1973. He was married on August 12,1919 to Elizabeth Ann McAlister, born April 23,1902 and died July 26,1976, the daughter of David W. McAlister and Martha Jane Palmer. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   b.  Alonzo Matthew Taylor born December 7,1898 and died July 6,1973 and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Hammond,La. He was married first on June 8, 1923 to Vivyian Thadys Watts, born November 23,1902 and died November 5, 1929. She was the daughter of Julius P. Watts and Katie I. Nesom. He was married a second time on October 15,1932 to Katie Estelle Smiley, born about 1916, the daughter of Julius Smiley and Minnie Wall.

                   c.  Alex John Taylor born November 3,1900 and died May 21,1974. He was married to Louise Loflin, born March 7,1910 and died October 3,1981. She was the daughter of Curtis Hurel Loflin and Almira Almeda Martin. Both are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   d.  Julia Etta Taylor born August 14,1901 and died January 21,1963. She was married before April 1915 to George Ellis Taylor, the son of Theophilus C. Taylor and Emma E. Watts. He was born November 1,1896 and died October 7,1949. She later was married on November 7,1952 to Eddie Eugene Edwards, born March 30, 1888 and died September 26,1985, the son of Andrew J. Edwards and Martha L. Loflin. All are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   e.  Elva Wilma Taylor born August 4,1904 and died May 4,1977 and was buried in Fundamental Baptist Church Cemetery, Verdun, LA. She was married first on March 23,1924 to Elliott Alvin Harrell, born October 28,1901 and died December 25,1976. He was the son of George A. Harrell and Dorothy M. Watts. Elliott was married secondly to Mattie Bond, born June 19,1909 and died February 25,1977. Both Elliott and Mattie are buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery. Elva was married a second time on April 6,1929 to Jesse Burton Hardy, born February 13, 1908 the son of John Herbert Hardy and Mary "Margana" Averett. Jesse died July 31,1939 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   f.   Ira Lee Taylor born July 11,1907 and died June 17,1977. He was married on December 10,1927 to Viola V. Edwards, born February 3,1910, the daughter of William C. Edwards and Florence Rosey Hill. She was secondly married on September 3,1983 to Smiley D. Kirkwood, born October 5,1904, the son of D. S. Kirkwood and Amanda Hunt. Viola died December 29,1987 and both she and Ira are buried at Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                   g.  Ethel Alberta Taylor born August 3,1909 and was married on June 1,1928 to Eugene Kemp Wheat, born March 18,1901, the son of Harvey Wheat and Florence Stewart. He died November 3,1973 and Ethel died October 19,1989 and both were buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

                 H.    LAFAYETTE EDWARDS born about 1837 in Lawrence County. Because all of the records at the Livingston Parish Courthouse were burned in October 1875, there is no way to know if LAFAYETTE had married before he died. From various records it is believed that he did have one daughter named Annie Edwards who was born May 15, 1853. On the 1870 Livingston Parish Census she was shown to be living in the household of LAFAYETTE’s brother, JAMES EDWARDS. She became the second wife of John McCon in about 1879. He was born in 1837 according to his headstone inscription (born in Louisiana in 1842 or 1845 on census records). He was married first in about 1866 to Ann Richardson, born August 30,1841 and they had four children together. Ann died in January 1876 according to her headstone inscription in Felder Cemetery. Annie Edwards McCon and John McCon had six children together before John died in 1892. He was buried in Felder Cemetery next to his first wife. Annie died on December 8,1920 and was buried in Colyell Baptist Church Cemetery.

I.     WILLIAM THOMAS EDWARDS was born on December 17,1840 in Lawrence County, Mississippi. He died on June 8,1863 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. He was married in 1860 to MARY MILDRED LAUGHLIN or LOFLIN, born December 17,1846. Both were living in the Colyell community. Some time after his death she was married to GEORGE MEADOWS. He died before 1886 and MARY died before 1899. WILLIAM THOMAS EDWARDS’ only known child is believed to be a daughter named, ANNIE EDWARDS who was born on July 5,1861.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Annie Edwards born on July 5,1861. She was married in about 1879 to Etienne Laiche, born November 19,1853, the son of Adam Laichie and Maude Odille Bell. He was first married on December 6,1875 to Marie Rosa Poirier, born August 17,1854, the daughter of Michel Poirier and Rosalie Bourgeois. Etienne died on January 7, 1931 and Annie died in St. Amant on June 9,1947 from cardiac failure (heart attack).  She and Etienne are both buried in New River Baptist Church Cemetery in St. Amant, LA. (NOTE: The information on this family line was provided to the author by Bernadette Alise George, the great-granddaughter of Etienne Laiche and Annie Edwards).

                   Children:

a.  Joseph Florestan Laiche born July 20,1880 and died May 1,1956. He was married on June 20,1904 to Clementine Pauline Bourgeois, born July 6,1886 and died on December 1,1961.

                   b.  Marie Olieve Laiche born December 28,1881 and died March 23,1975. She was married on March 19,1903 to Samuel Jackson Dearmond, born September 16, 1879 and died June 2,1945.

                   c.  Marie Odile Laiche born March 28,1884 and died December 21,1885.

                   d.  Ofelia Laiche born May 18,1886 and died June 13,1886.

                   e.  Adam Laiche born May 14,1887 and died February 28,1982. He was married on September 13,1911 to Marie Felicie Michel, born August 18,1891 and died November 2,1943.

                   f.   Etienne Laiche,Jr. born November 13,1889 and died February 18,1946. He was married on December 17,1914 to Olive Michel, born in 1897 and died May 9, 1950.

                   g.  Mary Olampe Laiche born February 11,1892 and died April 23,1973. She was married on November 26,1910 to Felix Franklin Parker, born October 5,1883 and died April 3,1952.

                   h.  Eveline Laiche born October 14,1894 and died on February 26,1978. She was married on March 10,1917 to Ulger Leonce Bourgeois,Jr., born November 7,1895 and died November 7,1971

                   i.   Oliver Laiche born November 19,1898 and died April 15,1982.

                   j.   Mary Alice Laiche born September 19,1899 and died March 15,1975. She was married on June 25,1931 to Joseph Braud, born July 9,1887 and died February 11, 1949.

                   k.  Marie Annie Laiche born September 14,1901 and died October 1,1996. She was married on April 2,1921 to Lee A. Michel, born April 26,1898 and died April 9, 1963. She was married secondly on November 6,1965 to Felix Poirrier, born August 9,1902 and died May 2,1999.

 

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8.  CHARITY MINYARD was born 1810 in Georgia and was married in Lawrence County, Mississippi on January 26,1826 to NEALY EDWARDS, born between 1805-1810 in South Carolina, the son of VICTOR EDWARDS and MARY TURNER. (*This family information derived from Edwards Families From South Carolina to the Mississippi Territory in 1810, by Mrs. Daniel B. (Edwina Price) Snyder*)

 

     CHILDREN OF NEALY EDWARDS AND CHARITY MINYARD:

     A.    JOHN EDWARDS born August 14,1828 and was married in Lawrence County on January 25,1855 to MELISSA LOFTON/LOFTIN, born about 1834, the daughter of CYRUS LOFTON/LOFTIN and SARAH SMITH.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Cyrus M. Edwards born December 25,1855 and married Eliza Phillips.

                   Children:

                   a. John Melton Edwards born November 13,1877/1878 in Mississippi and was married in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana on December 28,1899 to Mary Della Teekle/Teekel/Teacle, born July 4,1884 in Louisiana and died November 7,1952, the daughter of William J. Teekle/Teacle and Catherine Powers. John died August 19,1925 and was buried in Sandy Creek Cemetery, Pride, Louisiana. Children: Cyrus “Fate” Lafayette Edwards; Lillie Laura Edwards; Thomas Charles Edwards; Lovie Edwards; Addie Edwards; John Melton Edwards,Jr.; & Mary Jane Edwards.

                   b. Perry Edwards born about 1879 in Mississippi.

            2.    William E. Edwards born about 1857 in Mississippi.

            3.    Thomas Charles Edwards born about 1860 in Mississippi and married Mrs. Pate Edwards Pennington.

                   Children:

                   a. Lillie L. Edwards was married on January 24,1959 to J. B. Edwards.

            4.    Alice M. Edwards born about 1862 and was married in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana on December 3,1896 to J. W. Phillips.

            5.    Nancy Jane Edwards born January 20,1865 and was married in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana on June 17,1891 to James Gifford “Giff” Watson, born January 20,1856, the son of Amos Wesley Watson and Lucrecia “Cressy” Lee. He died November 19, 1914 in Holden, Livingston Parish, Louisiana.

            6.    Mary Ann Edwards born about 1867 and was married in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana on January 14,1883 to Daniel R. Edwards, born December 22,1858, the son of Victor Edwards and Mary Tyler Giles. Daniel died March 17,1940 in Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. They were first cousins.

                   Children:

                   a. Birdie Bell Edwards born January 5,1884 and died October 15,1964 and was buried in the Sandy creek Cemetery, Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. She was married on March 18,1903 to George A. Hutchinson.

                   b. Mattie Edwards born September 23,1888 and died November 4,1957 and was buried in the Sandy Creek Cemetery, Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. She never married.

            7.    Emma C. Edwards born about 1870 in Mississippi.

     B.    VICTOR M. EDWARDS born July 4,1830 and died February 8,1907 in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He was married first in Lawrence County on September 13, 185? to MARY TYLER GILES, born in September 1830 in Mississippi. He was married secondly to ?? HICKMAN.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Nealy Lenard (or S.) Edwards born March 2 or 5,1853 in Lincoln County, Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County on December 14,1894 to Georgie Annie Davis.

                   Children:

                   a. Carry Lois Edwards born July 26,1914 in Mississippi.

            2.    Sarah D. “Sallie” Edwards born in December 1856 and died June 7,1928. She was married in East Baton Rouge Parish on December 6,1883 to Louis E. Watson, born in  April 1862 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a. William D. Watson born in August 1884 in Texas and married Emma Watson.

                   b. Laura C. Watson born in March 1887.

                   c. Joseph A. Watson born in March 1892 and married Pearl Nickens.

                   d. Mary E. Watson born in June 1894.

                   e. Louis M. Watson born in August 1897 and married Carvie Lee Partin.

                   f.  Ollie Watson born after 1900 census and married Mabel Jackson.

                   g. Dora Watson born after 1900 census and married Henry Stewart. They were living in Livingston Parish, Louisiana in 1925.

            3.    (Child) Edwards

            4.    (Child) Edwards

            5.    Daniel R. Edwards born December 22,1858 in Lawrence County and was married in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana on January 14,1883 to Mary Ann Edwards born about 1867, the daughter of John Edwards and Melissa Lofton/Loftin. They were first cousins. Daniel was married secondly in East Baton Rouge Parish on June 22,1904 to Adele E. Thomas. Daniel died March 17,1940 in Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

                   Children:

                   a. Birdie Bell Edwards born January 5,1884 and died October 15,1964 and was buried in the Sandy creek Cemetery, Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. She was married on March 18,1903 to George A. Hutchinson.

                   b. Mattie Edwards born September 23,1888 and died November 4,1957 and was buried in the Sandy Creek Cemetery, Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. She never married.

                   c. Mary Lillian Edwards born about 1905 and married Louis Otto Pennington.

                   d. Daniel Edwards born about 1909.

                   e. L. D. Edwards

                   f.   Lee Edwards

            6.    Darling J. Edwards born about 1861 in Mississippi and died in Copiah County, Mississippi. He married A. E. ??. Some of their children were living in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1918.

                   Children:

                   a. Victor Edwards born about 1886 in Louisiana. The name of his first wife is unknown. He was married in Lincoln County on April 26,1909 to Josie Boone/Borne, born about 1894 in Mississippi. They were living in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1918. Children: Anna R. Edwards.

                   b. James J. Edwards was living in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1918.

                   c. Willie Zell Edwards married Luther Creed and was living in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1918.

                   d. Maude L. Edwards married Ado Thompson and was living in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1918.

                   e. Robert Melvin Edwards married Naomi McCullough and was living in Columbia, Mississippi in 1918. Children: Hollis O. Edwards and Thelma Edwards.

            7.    Celia C. Edwards born about 1866 in Mississippi and married (?W. L. Giles?).

            8.    Annie J. Edwards married (?W. L. Giles?).

            9.    (Child) Edwards

            10.  (Child) Edwards

     C.    MAHALIA EDWARDS born about 1832 and was married in Lawrence County on January 26,1853 to LEMUEL KIRBY DUNN, born about 1829.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Mary Dunn born about 1855 in Mississippi.

            2.    Everett A. Dunn born in January 1857 in Mississippi and was married about 1878 to Samantha Watts, born in January 1857 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a. Mary C. Dunn born in April 1880 in Mississippi.

                   b. Davis Dunn born in November 1881 in Mississippi.

                   c. (Martha?) Belle Dunn born in January 1884 in Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County on May 13,1904 to Anderson Smith, born June 6,1883, the son of Anderson ”Ance” Smith and Cynthia Allen. He died December 23,1904 and was buried in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Mississippi. Children: Elizabeth Smith.

                   d. Ross Dunn born in March 1886 in Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County on December 22,1909 to Bula Prine.

                   e. Louis Dunn born in June 1889 in Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County on June 19,1909 to Willie Mullins.

                   f.  Lina Dunn born in April 1891 in Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County on March 28,1907 to L. F. Ellington.

            3.    Melissa Dunn born about 1859 in Mississippi.

            4.    William Dunn born May 29,1861 in Mississippi and was married about 1885 to Martha Jane “Mattie” Wooten, born December 14,1868, the daughter of Robert Wooten and Nancy Smith. William died July 29,1924 and was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a. Robert E. Dunn born in May 1886 in Mississippi.

                   b. Ada Dunn born in January 1888 in Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County on January 19,1905 to P. O. Linton.

                   c. Mamie Dunn born in March 1891 in Lincoln County, Mississippi.

                   d. Bessie Dunn born in August 1893 in Mississippi.

                   e. Oscar Dunn born in October 1895 in Mississippi.

                   f.  Lizzie Dunn born in June 1898 in Mississippi.

                   g. (Child) Dunn born and died before June 1,1900.

            5.    L. Anderson Dunn born in March 1864 in Mississippi and was married about 1886 to Nannie Case, born in May 1868 in Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a. Jesse Dunn born in February 1887 in Mississippi.

                   b. (Child) Dunn born and died before 1900.

                   c. (Child) Dunn born and died before 1900.

                   d. Thomas J. Dunn born in June 1893 in Mississippi.

                   e. Maggie Dunn born in November 1895 in Mississippi.

                   f.   Leon Dunn born in July 1898 in Mississippi.

                   g. Pearlie Dunn born about 1900 in Mississippi.

                   h. Annie Dunn born about 1904 in Mississippi.

                   i.   Ben Dunn born about 1905 in Mississippi.

                   j.   A. Dunn born about 1907 in Mississippi.

                   k. Harvey Dunn born in 1908 in Mississippi.

            6.    Celia Dunn born in June 1865 in Mississippi and was married about 1885 to Oscar Wooten, born in October 1866, the son of Robert H. Wooten and Nancy Smith. Celia died in 1937 and Oscar died in 1953 and both were buried in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Lincoln County, Mississippi.

                   Children:

                   a. Leonard W. Wooten born June 3,1886 in Mississippi and died October 11,1957. He was married in Lincoln County in December 1905 to Nannie Lofton, born December 3,1889 and died December 27,1909. Leonard was married secondly to Melissa Sasser, born April 29,1888 and died January 9,1951, the daughter of John J. Sasser and Marinda Lofton.

                   b. Hattie Wooten born in February 1890 in Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County in December 1905 to James Otis Redd, born in January 1878, the son of William J. Redd and Julia Ann ??.

                   c. Benny D. Wooten born in November 1892 in Mississippi.

                   d. Annie Lucille Wooten born in September 1894 in Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County in December 1913 to Henry B. Montgomery.

                   e. Zolly Wooten born in February 1897 in Mississippi and married ?? Jackson.

                   f.   Ralph Wooten married Zulie Laird.

                   g. Carrie Wooten married ?? Dunn.

            7.    James L. Dunn born in October 1866 in Mississippi and was married in Lincoln County in December 1897 to Fannie E. Mason, born in September 1870 in Mississippi

                   Children:

                   a. Charlie E. Dunn born in January 1899 in Mississippi.

                   b. Julius Dunn born about 1901 in Mississippi.

                   c. Gladys B. Dunn born about 1901 in Mississippi.

                   d. Ira J. Dunn born about 1907 in Mississippi.

     D.    MARY EDWARDS born about 1834 in Mississippi.

     E.    NARCISSA “POLLY” EDWARDS born about 1836 and died before 1870. She was married in Lawrence County on June 25,1856 to JAMES G. EVANS, born June 20,1838, the son of JOHN EVANS (born in Ohio) and MARY ??. He died September 21,1883 and was buried in the Edwards Cemetery, Lincoln County, Mississippi.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Andrew Lafayette Evans born about 1857 in Mississippi and died in 1927. He married Jane Lofton, born about 1855, the daughter of Thomas Lofton and Sarah Smith.

            2.    Frances Evans born about 1860 in Mississippi and died before 1870.

            3.    R. M. Evans born about 1862.

            4.    Charles M. Evans born about 1864 in Mississippi.

            5.    James R. Evans born about 1869.

     F.    CELIA EDWARDS born about 1838 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

     G.    DARLING EDWARDS born about 1840 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

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9.  SARAH MINYARD born 1812.

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10.  THOMAS MINYARD was born 1815 in Franklin County, Georgia and was married in Carroll County on February 11,1841 to MARGARET CARPENTER, the  daughter of JOHN CARPENTER and ESTHER KENNEDY (CANADAY) of Moore County, North Carolina. In 1833 he moved his family from Lawrence County to Carroll County, Mississippi.

 

     CHILDREN OF THOMAS MINYARD AND MARGARET CARPENTER:

A.    SARAH ANN ELIZABETH MINYARD born about 1842 in Carroll County, MS.

     B.    CASSEY MINYARD born May 1841/1843 in Carroll County, Mississippi and was married there on May 27,1878 to FELIX GRUNDY PINKSTON JR., born September 1849 in Yazoo County, Mississippi. He was the son of FELIX G. PINKSTON, SR. and SUSAN ANDERSON.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Bettie Pinkston born February 1883

            2.    Felix Greenberry “Green” Pinkston born April 14,1884 and died November 22,1941. He was married in Carroll County on January 21,1906 to Lillie Blanche Wimberly, born September 3,1890 at Vaiden in Carroll County and died December 10,1968. They both are buried in the Enon Cemetery at the Enon Church off Highway 35 in Carroll County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of William Lee Elijah Wimberly (born May 1,1864 in Vaiden, Carroll County) and Patro Boyce (Payton Benton?) (born September 11,1860 in Vaiden, Carroll County). According to Lucy Baker McEachern they took in five of the children belonging to Carrie Wimberly Pinkston (Lillie’s sister) and her husband Robert (Green’s brother) after Carrie died in childbirth. These children lived with them for several years until the oldest girl could take care of the younger children.

                   Children:

                   a. Clara Pinkston born before 1908 and died as an infant and was buried beside her parents in the Enon Cemetery.

                   b. Lee Cordell Pinkston born June 9,1908 in Mississippi and died August 28,1983 and was buried in the Vaiden Cemetery, Carroll County, Mississippi. He married Eva Gober, born December 4,1907 and died October 4,2001 at Vaiden. Children: James Pinkston married ?? Ferguson; Martha Pinkston born January 24,1930 and died July 4,2000 and was buried in the Vaiden Cemetery. She married Henry Milner; ?? Pinkston married Sonny Williamson; and Julius Robert Pinkston born February 19,1931 and died February 16,1998 and was buried in the Vaiden Cemetery, Carroll County, Mississippi. He married Sarah Hodges, born July 18, 1930.

                   c. Verna May Pinkston born April 30,1910 in Mississippi and died in August 1995 while a resident of Chandler, Lincoln County, Oklahoma. She married James Alvin “Shag” Morse, born February 10,1906 and died January 20,1989. They lived most of their married life in Indiana. Both were residents of Chandler, Lincoln County, Oklahoma at the time of their death and both are buried in Oklahoma City, OK. Children: Henry Dean Morse; and two other children.

                   d. Vena Pinkston born May 9,1912 in Carroll County and died September 22,1989 and was buried outside of Batesville in Panola County, Mississippi. She married Lawrence Ware. Children: Deverne Ware and six others.

e. Lorena (Lovena) Pinkston born August 26,1914 in Mississippi and died September 24,1996 and was was married on October 3,1936 to Houston Thomas Baker, born August 31,1915 and died May 25 or 29,1989. Both are buried in the Enon Cemetery, Carroll County, Mississippi. They were residents of Lambert in Quitman County, Miss. Children: Jerry Houston Baker born February 25,1945 and died June 21,1994 and was buried in Enon Cemetery; and two others.

                   f.   George Anderson Pinkston born October 19,1916 in Mississippi and died June 18, 1976. He was married on December 22,1934 to Lera Minyard, born July 16,1918 and died April 1,1997. She was the daughter of Charles Minyard and Alma S. Shelton. They are both buried in the Enon Cemetery in Carroll County. (Children: One daughter married first ?? Welch and had four children and married secondly ?? Layman; One daughter married ?? McCorkle and had two children; and a son married ?? Alford and had two children).

                   g. Harper Dent Pinkston married Laverne Maynard (deceased). They lived most of their married life in Illinois. They had three children.

                   h. Margaurite Pinkston was married first to Aaron Harmon and second to ?? Kynard. Margaurite. Aaron was born November 14,1905 and died in August 1967 at Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. Children: Tommy Ray Kynard married first ?? Goss and second ?? Mead; and a daughter who married ?? Richtee.

                   i.  Carrie Valentine “Vallie” Pinkston born February 14,1917 (February 6,1919?)  in Mississippi and died June 3,1996 while a resident of Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi. She was married to Rufus Minyard, born October 19,1915, the son of Charles Minyard and Alma S. Shelton. They lived most of their married life in Indiana. Rufus died July 4,1975 at Crown Point in Lake County, Indiana. He and Carrie are both buried in the Enon Cemetery. (Children: Jerome Minyard married Brucene Browning; Charlotte Minyard married Billy Tallant: Gloria Faye Minyard married Morris Browning; Yvonne Minyard married Walter Hall; Christine Minyard married Horace Gilbreath; and Randy Minyard married Jackie Carney).

                   j.  Mildred Bell Pinkston born July 4,1920 and died in January 1971 while a resident of Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi. She married Leslie McRae. They lived most of their married life in Corinth, Mississippi. They had two children.

                   k. Mary Eunice Pinkston (?born January 15,1923 and died November 28,2001 at Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee?). She married Everette Utley. They lived most of their married life in Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi. Children: Donald Everette Utley and Barbara Sue Utley who married Bill Strickland.

l.  Felix Green Pinkston born March 28,1925 and died December 26,1995. He married Dorothy Naomi Maness, born June 30,1925 and died November 11,2000 at Vaiden. Both are buried in the Enon Cemetery in Carroll County, Mississippi. They had two daughters. One married a ?? Fowler and the other married a ?? Goldsmith.

            3.    Robert Thomas Pinkston born October 1885 and was buried in Lambert in Quitman County, Mississippi. He was married first in Carroll County on May 2,1906 to Carrie Wimberly, born July 14,1889 at Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi and died January 28,1920 after childbirth and was buried in the Enon Cemetery at the Enon Church off Highway 35 in Carroll County. She was the daughter of William Lee Elijah Wimberly (born May 1,1864 in Vaiden, Carroll County) and Patro Boyce (Payton Benton?) (born September 11,1860 in Vaiden, Carroll County). Robert Thomas Pinkston was married secondly after 1920 to Ollie Hellums.

                   Children:

                   a. Canus Pinkston married Ruby Mitchell, born January 19,1916 and died in January 1986 at Lambert, Quitman County, Mississippi. They had four children.

                   b. Opal Pinkston (?born March 1,1912 and died August 11,1991?) married Cecil Braswell. They had one child.

                   c. Irby Pinkston born January 7,1913 and died May 12,1991 at Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. He married Lottie White, born January 28,1916 and died in July 1984 at Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of ?? White and Ollie Hellums. They had two children.

                   d. Robert Lee Pinkston married Annie Merle White. They had three children.

                   e. Harvey Ray Pinkston born January 8,1920 in Carroll County and died in September 1981. He married Lois Etoyle Englebert/Engleburg, born October 12, 1927 and died December 21,1983. Children: Harvey Lee Pinkston and seven other children. Harvey Ray Pinkston was married secondly to ?? White.

                   f.   Robert Thomas Pinkston,Jr. born April 1927. Children Robert Thomas Pinkston, III born in 1950 and one other son and four daughters

     C.    JAMES MINYARD born about 1845 in Carroll County, MS.

     D.    JOHN H. MINYARD born about 1847 in Carroll County, MS.

     E.    SIMEON I. MINYARD born June 1850 in Carroll County, MS.

     F.    SUSAN J. MINYARD born about 1850.

     G.    M. V. MINYARD born about 1852.

     H.    THOMAS BENTON MINYARD born June 12,1854 in Carroll County, Mississippi and died September 7,1913. He was married to MARY FRANCIS WRIGHT, the daughter of NOAH GREGORY WRIGHT and SARAH ANN CURTIS. She was born October 7 or 27,1854 in Carroll County and died November 13,1910. She and Thomas were both buried in the New Salem Cemetery in Carroll County.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    James C. (Clarence?) Minyard born about 1877 in Mississippi

            2.    Addie G. Minyard born February 16,1879 in Mississippi and died December 6,1900 and was buried in the New Salem Cemetery in Carroll County.

            3.    Mamie Minyard born August 1,1880 and died March 9,1984 while a resident of Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi. She was married on April 2,1905 to John W. Boone.

                   Children:

                   a. Thomas “Tommie” H. Boone born February 20,1896 and died October 2,1896 and was buried in Midway Methodist Church Cemetery.

                   b. Warren Boone

                   c. John W. Boone, Jr. born January 10,1900 and died May 11,1975 while a resident of Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi. He married Mae Noah, born August 18, 1907 and died November 3,1990. Both are buried in Midway Methodist Church Cemetery.

                   d. Joel Vance Boone born May 20,1903 and died March 20,1968. He married Mary Welch, born October 8,1901 and died December 24,1986. Both are buried in Midway Methodist Church Cemetery in Carroll County, Mississippi.

                   e. Iris Boone born 1909

            4.    Julia Minyard

            5.    Effie Minyard born March 6,1888 and died September 18,1945. She married William Frank Fisher.

            6.    Dexter Minyard

            7.    John Kennedy Minyard born 1890

            8.    Lula Mae Minyard born October 16,1895 in Carroll County, Mississippi and died January 10,1970 in Greenwood, LeFlore County, Mississippi. She was married in Carroll County on December 21,1919 to Homer Wesley Flippen, born December 3, 1894 in Providence, Wilson County, Tennessee and died May 18,1977 in Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi. Both were buried at Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi. He was the son of Samuel Ira Flippen and Lillian Ansley Griffin.

                   Children:

                   a. Francis Lillian Flippen born January 16,1922 in Carroll County and died November 5,2004. She was married in Carroll County on May 5,1946 to Richard Harvey Anglin, born June 17,1922 in Lee County, Mississippi. He was the son of Erie Troy Anglin and Rhoda Eliza Ann Cleveland

                   b. Emma Elizabeth Flippen born December 5,1924 in Carroll County and was married in Carroll County on June 19,1949 to Billy Thomas Armstrong.

                   c. Homer Wright Flippen married ?? Simone

                   d. Earl Griffin Flippen born May 26,1928 in Carroll County and died December 14, 1988 at Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi and was buried at Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi. He was married first to ?? Malone and second to ?? Cotton.

        I.   EASTER M. MINYARD born about 1857 in Carroll County, MS.

        J.  ANNIE MINYARD born about 1862 in Carroll County, MS.

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                        11.  DELANEY MINYARD born 1817 and was married in Carroll County on December 27, 1837 to GREEN CARPENTER, born about 1811-1815 in Georgia, the son of OWEN CARPENTER and SARAH RACHEL SMITH.  

      

     CHILDREN OF GREEN CARPENTER AND DELANEY MINYARD:

A.    MAHALA CARPENTER born 1839 in Mississippi

     B.    SARAH CARPENTER born 1840 in Mississippi

     C.    NATHAN CARPENTER born 1841 in Mississippi and was married in 1868 to NANCY J. ??, born 1850 in Mississippi.

            CHILDREN:

            1.    Alvin G. Carpenter born September 20,1868 in Mississippi

            2.    Minnie S. Carpenter born 1870 in Mississippi

            3.    Mary E. Carpenter born 1872 in Mississippi

            4.    Gennie F. Carpenter born 1874 in Mississippi

     D.    MARY CARPENTER born 1843 in Mississippi

     E.    CELIA CARPENTER born 1845 in Mississippi

     F.    FRANNY CARPENTER born 1848 in Mississippi

     G.    MELINDA CARPENTER born 1849 in Mississippi


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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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