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DATE: 5 July 1996
NAME: Frank Roberts

Looking for information on the Bishops who were reported to have a substantial logging contract about the time of the depression.

DATE: 18 July 1996
NAME: Bob Doherty

Does anyone have any Hattiesburg City Directories for the years 1907 thru 1920? I would be interesting in getting a copy of the pages with the DOHERTY surname.

DATE: 30 August 1996
NAME: Bonnie Hensel

I am hoping you can help, I am trying to get further info on my step- fathers family. I have listed that Aswell Asberry Davis was born on Dec. 5, 1865 in Hattisburg Miss. If you can do anything, I would really be thankful. And if I can return the favor, let me know. I have the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino in California.

DATE: 20 October 1996
Name: Patricia A. Mathieson

I am looking for information on my gggrandfather.Dr. Hamilton Hunt BILBO, who was a dentist. He was born in MS in 1851 and died in Hattiesburg and is buried somewhere in Hattiesburg. He died in 1944. He was married to Frances Analiza HINES CRAIN (who was born in 1848 in MS). She died in 1913 and is buried in the Poplarville Cemetary. Apparently he was the only dentist in Poplarville, MS during the turn of the century and also surveyed the town of Poplarville. He married his second wife, Susan Cordelia Moody of Forrest County, MS on July 1, 1914. If anyone could help me out I'd appreciate it. Also, I found out that there was a book written called "Bilbo and Kin" by an author in Hattiesburg. If anyone has any information on that or where to get it i would appreciate that as well. Thanks, Patty Mathieson.

Date: Thu Sep 26 20:02:44 1996


Date: Fri Oct 4 16:38:42 1996
Name: Don Davenport

Seeking Information on Calvin A. Davenport, b1859, Alabama,and his wife Lauria L. Bradly, b1859 (est), MS. They lived in Shubuta in the 1890's along with their children. Mary (Waller), Ruthy, Alexander, Cicero, Artie, Sophia, and Lee. Around 1900 they filed for a homestead and lived in Jones County. Calvin Died around 1904 and Lauria remarried to G.J. Rogers.

Date: Sun Oct 6 11:14:26 1996
Name: Pamela Hall

Looking for information (any) on WILLIAM PERRY HALL, Warren County (born 20 MAR 1833), Lawrence County (married L.C. POWELL 1885), Copiah County (last listed in 1900 Census).

Date: Tue Oct 8 06:00:07 1996
Name: Genea Burnaman

I am looking for information on William and Philip Burnaman and their children. (Could be also spelled as Burneman or Burgaman) They are listed on the 1823 tax rolls of Copiah County and possibley lived on Boyou Pierre, near Gallatin. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Date: Tue Nov 5 10:24:17 1996
Name: Frances Parkinson

J. C. DANA and his wife, Mattie (HEWITT) were living in Hattiesburg in 1913, when he provided info. for the death certificate of his father-in- law, John Calvin HEWITT. Forest Co. Cem. records indicate that Joseph C. DANA and Mattie H. DANA are buried in Oaklawn Cem. in Hattiesburg. Any information on the DANA and/or HEWITT families appreciated.

Date: Sat Nov 23 07:09:36 1996
Name: Donald Gates

I am looking for ANY information related to the people listed below. Thanks
Henry Butler c1830-1880
Henry Taylor c1830-1880

Date: Sat Dec 28 08:39:52 1996
Name: Curtis D. Craig

Seeking information on the Moses Tyler family in Copiah County. Moses Tyler (born abt 1778 in SC) & Elizabeth McCloud Tyler had three known children born in Copiah County: Joseph Anderson Tyler (also known as Anderson Tyler), abt 1829, Reuben Tyler, abt 1821, John Tyler, abt 1818, and Mary E. Tyler, abt 1848. Evidently Elizabeth McCloud Tyler died in Copiah Cty between 1848 and 1850; would like any information on her death/burial/etc. Moses Tyler left Copiah County with his children in early 1850 for Bastrop County in central Texas. Joseph Tyler married Eliza Mitchell in Copiah County 27 Feb 1850 just prior to their departure for Texas. Any information on Eliza Mitchell's family in Copiah County would also be appreciated She is believed to have been born in SC but census records give conflicting reports of her birthplace. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated.

Date: Fri Dec 27 07:09:06 1996
Name: Carolyn Nelson

Surnames: BOND Camp; WARNER. I am researching the ancesters of Annette WARNER b: 15 May 1920, d 13 Oct 1993. Her parents were Anna BOND, b. 25 Dec 1891, d. 1981 in Tampa, FL, and Esco WARNER. Anna had many siblings. Her youngest brother was Wilmer, b abt 1902. Anna and Esco were in Bogalusa, La when Annette was born. Esco was hit and killed by a car when Annette was very young. Any info on either of these families will be greatly appreciated. I have information forward on Annette's family.

Date: Thu Jan 2 15:40:30 1997
Name: Carrie Rico Pool

Looking for any and all information on the following surnames: SLAVEN(S), SLAVIN(S), RICO, MONK, PELHAM, PELLUM, or JORDAN. If you are searching any of these names or have any information about these names, please contact me.

Date: Wed Jan 8 19:36:14 1997
Name: Marquis McInnis

I am looking for information on the McInnis family. In particular Marquis L. McInnis from around Hattiesburg. I believe the family was quite prominate in this area from the late 1800's to the present.

Date: Sat Jan 25 09:33:39 1997
Name: Bobby Sims

Searching for descendants of Nelson Jackson Montgomery, born 28 Feb, 1850, Clarke Co. Al Married Susan Elizbeth Land in 1870. She was born 23 July, 1854. Their children were:John A. married Jo Sumrall:Lillie Louise married Jacob Randolph Sims:Robert Wilson married Ina Hannah Ward: Dr. George W. married Maudie Morris: Martin Alfred married Ida Shoemaker:Henry Jackson married Mellice Gregory:Mary Onnie married Clark Alford: Ollie Olevia married Lem Richardson: Luther Alonzo married Mellis Bruner: Ottie Montgomery. Also searching for descendants of Jacob Sims born 1793 in Columbus County, NC. Later moved to Lowndes Co. Al. then to Pike Co. Al. and to Jasper Co. Ms in the early 1850's. Children: Jacob Leonard Sims married Jane Ann Elizabeth Folmar: Bythel married Mary Tyner: James Randolph married Francis Jane Rambo: Sarah married Daniel Tyner: Nancy Caroline married William C. Jordan. I am a grandson of Jacob Randolph Sims, son of Jacob Leonard. Jacob Leonard and Jane Ann Elizabeth had four children: Jacob Randolph married Lillie Louise Montgomery:John Nicholas married Susan Frances Pittman:Georgia Montgomery married David Robert William Pittman, Jr. and Nancy Caroline married Benjamin Waldrup. All reared families in Jasper County.

Date: Sun Jan 26 11:50:08 1997
Name: Carolyn

I am looking for my great-grandmother, Martha Elizabeth Wilkins, married to William Edward King, buried in Mississippi, probably in Richburg Cemetary near Hattiesburg. She is buried next to William Edward, but her name, dob, death etc. is missing. I have been there but am not sure of the name of the cemetary. My grandfather, her son, was Alvin Curtis King, married to Nell Dees. They were married April 15, 1906. My mother was Hazel Joan King. We believe Martha Elizabeth is descended from Isaac Weldon, Revolutionary War soldier.

James Ricketts Sun Feb 9 13:19:08 1997

Chickashaw Co Ricketts please contact me for information on Ricketts Ancestors and exchanging data.

JUANITA DACOSTA Thu Feb 13 09:58:41 1997

Need information about this family: 1860 Williamson Co Texas Census: Allen SELLERS-41-b Mip 1819-Spouse-Eliza 36-b. Mip--William F 15-b Mip Allen S. 13-b. Mip---John R. 11-b. Mip--Mary E 9-b Mip. James E 7-b. Mip. Need Parents of Eliza Anyone with knowledge of this family please contact: Juanita Dacosta 3701 Fredericksburg Road adacosta@ Kerrville, Texas 78028-9189

jennifer black Mon Feb 17 20:33:59 1997

Seeking any information on Hannah WILLIAMS, born in ca1794. She married Thomas COLLINSWORTH. Her parents were Isaac WILLIAMS and Mary ANDERSON. She owned land somewhere in Mississippi but not sure where. They moved to Morgan County, KY approximately 1820. Will share any information

Cheryl Higgins Tue Feb 18 10:35:46 1997

I am looking for information that may confirm/elaborate a family story about an antescendant named Charles Higgins - one of seven sons of a "well-off Mississippi family";. According to this tale, six of these sons rought on the side of the Confederates during the civil war, and the seventh fought on the side of the Union. This seventh son was supposedly disowned, and some family decendants today reportedly still refer to the "six sons of the family Higgins from (Jackson?) Mississipp"; when asking about a Higgins' background. Charles Higgins was perhaps a captain in the Union army, may have been quite a drinker, and is supposed to have joined up with Kit Carson after the war setting up saloons in Kansas. He married one of Cary Nation's girls, and we think not much came of this marriage, at least in the way of children, as she is buried in Utah, and he is buried in Illinois. Any info?

jennifer black Mon Feb 17 20:33:59 1997

Seeking any information on Hannah WILLIAMS, born in ca1794. She married Thomas COLLINSWORTH. Her parents were Isaac WILLIAMS and Mary ANDERSON. She owned land somewhere in Mississippi but not sure where. They moved to Morgan County, KY approximately 1820. Will share any information

John Mac Carpenter Tue Feb 18 06:15:56 1997

BELL Is anyone investigating the Bells who came from Monroe Co, AL, early 1900's, settled in Wiggins, many moved to Hattiesburg. Met them in 1954, but have lost touch

Irene Massey Wed Feb 26 12:31:53 1997

I haven't found where some of these people are buried. Would like to know who Richard WEATHERFORD father was. He said he was borned in Georgia haven't found him there. Wonder if he could be kin to RED EAGLE who was a WEATHERFORD in Alabama. Any information on any of these would be appericated.

Freda Routh Mon Mar 10 21:10:00 1997

Looking for a John Guice who lived in Hattiesburg, Forrest county,Ms. re Guise genealogy. Also interested in finding Genevieve Little formerly of Vicksburg,Ms..

robert green Sun Mar 16 08:19:42 1997

Perry County/Harrison County....Looking for information on the descendants of John P. Brown of Perry county, MS.. John was born in Ala and is found purchasing land in the Black Creek area (south Perry county) in 1855. He married Charoltte b.1808 SC/NC?.. They had several children including Charles/Willoughby/Jane/Elizabeth/John and Green Brown. Some of these folks went south to Harrison county. Any information is appreciated. Bob Green

Jim Marie Mon Mar 17 13:13:13 1997

MOREE I am interesting in exchanging information about John MOREE who was in Hattiesburg during the 1860 Census. John was my ggrandfather. I have considerable information on his parents, grandparents, but very little on John. Please contact me at

Dee Abbott Sun Mar 30 00:16:38 1997

EARLE RE: Forrest County, Mississippi *EARLE* My mother, Verna Mae EARLE, was born Dec 22, 1922 or 1923...she is the daughter of John Beech EARLE and May JONES. The family had a homeplace near Hattiesburg, MS. My grandmother, May, drowned at the homeplace in 1926; she is buried at Waxahachie, TX, her homeplace. My grandfather relocated to TX with his three children...Lynn L EARLE (son); Nobie EARLE (daughter), and Verna Mae Earle. John Beech EARLE died in Athens, Henderson Co, TX in 1973...he was born in the 1880's in Tennessee. He often mentioned McMinnville & Murfreesboro, TN.

Robert Earl Woodham Fri Apr 4 07:29:17 1997

Searching for records and info on ALL descendants of the TURNAGE family. ALL the TURNAGE's of America are descendants of GEORGE TURNAGE Jr., a native of England who came to America abt 1705. The Turnage's who settled in Marion Co., Forrest Co. and nearby areas are descended from sons of JESSE TURNAGE, a native of Duplin Co., NC. TURNAGE FAMILY ASSOCIATION

Kinloch McCollum Thu Apr 10 13:16:25 1997

FORREST COUNTY QUERY: Seeking information about Hugh McDONALD (about 1799-about 1870) and his wife, Catherine McCollum (about 1808-about 1870). They lived in Morriston (then called McDonald's Mill) in Northeastern Forrest County (then part of Perry County). They had about six children: Peter (1830-1870) married Mary Chappell; Mary Jane (1832- about 1910) married Henry E. Lee; Austin (1834-1907) married Mary ____; Claiborne (1836-1913, married Eliza Sims and Rachel Flanagan; Catherine (1843-1926) married William F. Wedgeworth (1840-1917)

Russell Gunter Sat Apr 26 09:23:46 1997

I am trying to begin a family tree. This is about all I know about my family: My great, great grandfather was Joe (Joseph) Gunter. He was killed in the Civil War. He was attached to an artillery unit from Alabama as a teamster. His wife was Rebecca (Jones) Gunter. After the Civil War, the widow Rebecca Gunter, and her children: George Gunter
*William Gunter (my great grandfather)
Noah Gunter
Suzy Gunter
Mary Gunter
trekked from Citronelle, Alabama to middle Mississippi in the company of the widow RebeccaÆs brother, Ligi Jones, and their cousin, Oscar Jones. They crossed Dog River at Mossy Point. I believe this may have been Moss Point, Mississippi. They traveled north and settled around Neshoba and Newton counties. William Gunter married ????? (????) Gunter and among their children were: *Fitzhugh Lee (Russ) Gunter born 1895 (my grandfather) He died in 1975 and is buried in Moss Point, Mississippi
Molly Gunter
Charlie Gunter
Van Buren Gunter
Arden Gunter
Sam Gunter
Fred Gunter (died in Neshoba County, MS in the late 1950Æs)
Fitzhugh Lee (Russ) married Hattie Bell Milling in the early 1920Æs. They lived in Philadelphia, Decatur, Sebastopol, Union and Carthage, Mississippi before moving to the Gulf Coast in the mid to late 1940Æs. Their children are: Marcus Gunter (died in infancy)
*Merwyn Oliver Gunter (my father, now lives in Grand Bay, Alabama)
Olouise Gunter (killed in the Normandy invasion, 1944)
Coyt Edsel Gunter (now lives in Escatawpa, Mississippi)
Russell Byrum Gunter
Earl Douglas Gunter
Shirley (Gunter) Patrick
William Cassel Gunter
At the outbreak of WWII, Fitzhugh Lee (Russ) and his family and many of the other Neshoba County Gunters moved to the Gulf Coast (Mobile AL, Moss Point and Pascagoula, MS) to work in the Defense Industry, International Paper Company, Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp, etc. When the war ended, most remained south but retained strong ties to Neshoba County all their life. I grew up in Moss Point, Mississippi until I graduated from High School in 1964 and went away to college. I have lived all over the US and the world since and have only been back to visit family. It has been 35 years since I visited Neshoba County but I have always considered it as my ancestral home.
If you can point me in a general direction, I would be grateful. I live just outside of Washington, DC and have ready access to the National Archives. I am going to retire from the United States Navy (Chapalin Corps) in a few years and I would like to get started on my family tree soon.

Patrick LEE Tue Apr 29 15:16:42 1997

LEE--John(ny) and Zach(Zaccheus C?) LEE, brothers, born 1780's or90's. They, along with other brothers, Eli and Greenberry LEE, left Putnam Co., GA shortly after 1820. Eli and Greenberry both married 1820s, Montgomery Co. AL, then settled in Covington Co., AL. John and Zach settled Leeville in Forrest Co. Would like to contact any descendants of the Leeville LEEs.

Roseanne Cain Thu May 1 12:00:31 1997

HAYNES, George Washington's obit (Forrest County, MS): Hattiesburg, Miss, July 20...George Washington Haynes, 83, once promptly identified with timber and mill operations in this section of the state, died at his home in this city....survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Mary LACEFORD and Mrs. P.A. MCSWAIN of this city, John HAYNES of Durnam, and T.F. HAYNES of Purvis. My family lost touch with George Washington HAYNES, my gr-gr-uncle, when he moved from AL to MS. He was born in Lauderdale Co, AL Jan 1842. I have information on him and his siblings and parents to share before he came to MS. Does anyone have information about him AFTER he came to MS?

Stephanie King Fri May 16 14:35:44 1997

I am looking for information on George Jefferson HILLMAN. Born Dec. 4,1887, married to Nora BUTLER b. Oct.16,1887 d. Nov. 5, 1960. I do not have any other dates for these two. They lived in Neshoba County. Any information such as parents names and birth places would be greatly appreciated.

Drenda Smith Wed May 21 11:21:50 1997

Searching for Vernon MESSER family. He is listed in the SS Death Index b. 13 NOV 1890 d. DEC 1979 in Greenville, MS. Also listed is Edna MESSER b. 9 OCT 1904 d. JAN 1981 in Greenville, MS with death benefits sent to Hattiesburg, MS. Vernon M. MESSER married Annie CLINTON in Forrest Co, MS on 27 JUL 1914. V.M. MESSER is William Edward McLENDON's (my grandfather) nepnew. I would appreciate any info. Thanks!

Drenda Smith Wed May 21 11:36:59 1997

Searching for Jess CLARK family. He visited my father, William Edward McLENDON in Clovis, NM abt. 1946. He introduced his two sons as dad's cousins. Both sons had served in WW II. Little else is known, except most of the McLENDON's were reared in the Hattiesburg, MS area. Any info appreciated. Thanks!

Drenda Smith Wed May 21 12:19:38 1997

Searching for info on the familly of William E. McLENDON. He and family are listed in the 1860 MS Jones Co census. William E. McLENDON b. 1816 NC>AL Choctaw Co>MS d. abt 1861-1865 (Civil War) Julia Ann (LAVENDER) b. 21 Nov 1832 AL>MS d. 2 Jul 1912 MS (b. in Marion Co, Foxworth Cem. in BARKLEY plot) children:
Martha McLENDON b. 1856 AL Choctaw Co
Mary McLENDON b. 1854 MS Jones Co
John Chambers McLENDON b. Jun 1859 MS Jones Co d. 1922 Jones Co married Louisa M. DAVIS on 25 Nov 1884 Jones Co (both are buried in Florence Cong. Meth. Ch. Cem.) William Edward McLENDON b. 26 Jul 1861 MS Jones Co
d. 10 Dec 1934 Clovis, NM Moved to Perry / Forrest Co after Civil War. Looking for MESSER, CLARK, ROBBINS, DAVIS, and BARKLEY connection. Any info apprec. Thanks!

Kinloch McCollum Tue May 27 06:57:53 1997

Researching the family of Hugh McDONALD (about 1799-about 1870) and his wife Catherine McCOLLUM (about 1808-about 1870) of Forrest and Perry County. They came from Richmond County, NC, and bought Carlile's Mill (now the town of Morriston) in NE Forrest County (then in Perry County) in 1853. They had about seven children: #1-Peter (1830-1870, married Mary CHAPPELL), #2-Mary Jane (1832-?, married Henry Elijah LEE), #3- Austin (1834-1907, married Mary ?), #4-Claiborne (1836-1913, a Methodist minister, he settled in Rankin Co.), #5-Hugh (married Betty SEAMORE), #6- Duncan (1841-1862), #7-Catherine (1843-1926), married W. F. WEDGEWORTH). All of the children, except Claiborne, lived in the Forrest/Perry County area.

Kinloch McCollum Tue May 27 07:08:57 1997

Seeking information about farmer/Justice of the Peace William Franklin WEDGEWORTH (1840-1917) and his wife, Catherine MCCOLLUM (1843-1926) of Forrest/Perry County, MS. They married in 1877 and had five children: #1-Loren (1878-?, married Effie Draughn), #2-Hugh (1880-1941, married Annie Jane Lee and Harriet Hedgepeth), #3-Martha (1883-?), #4-Catherine (1886-?), and #5-"Dede" (1888-?).

Kinloch McCollum Tue May 27 07:14:46 1997

Seeking information about Mary CHAPPELL (about 1836-?) and her husband, farmer Peter McDONALD (1830-1870) of Forrest/Perry County, MS. She is probably the "Mary McDonald" listed on the Perry County census of 1870, with a 1-year old son named Hugh, living in the household of 36 year old Joshua CHAPPELL. Joshua is listed in the 1880 Perry County census, but Mary McDonald was not in his household.

Kinloch McCollum Tue May 27 07:23:11 1997

Seeking information about the family of Henry Elijah LEE (1831-?) and his second wife, Mary Jane McDonald (1832-?) of Forrest/Perry County, MS. He and his first wife, Nancy McLemore, were the parents of four children. He married Mary Jane McDonald in 1870 and they had one son, Hugh Austin (1873-1951, who lived in Hattiesburg all his life). Mary Jane is listed on the 1920 census as a Hattiesburg resident; Henry must have already passed away as he is not listed on that census.

Nancy Berkhan Tue Jun 3 17:27:24 1997

Am researching the family of Daniel Webster Davis forn 03 Jan 1816 in Alabama and died the 9 Nov 1898. He was married twice: lst wife was Emiline born ca 1823 in MS, 2nd wife was Susan born ca 1835 in Alabama in died 03 April 1902. Daniel is buried in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Jasper Co. Ch: William Harmon, Eleanor, Rebecca Davis, George Washington, Harriett Allen, Julia Daniels and John Chapman (my ancestor who was born 18 Jan 1857 ). He married 08 Jan 1877 to Anisabel Lowry. Would appreciate hearing from anyone researching this line. Thank you. Nancy

Darlene Saal Thu Jun 12 04:47:32 1997

I am researching my family in several counties of Mississippi. I looking for John Wesley Parker married to Jane MCKINNON Issac Stephen HEGWOOD married to Ellen Princess MOULDER Daniel Jefferson MCKINNON married to Almeda POWELL Daniel Wesley MOULDER married to Mary C PATTERSON Jane Mckinnons father was a Doctor in Hattiesburg. The MOULDER family had several ministers. Please E-Mail me if you can con- nect. Thanks! Darlene..My address is:PSC 473 Box 11 FPOAP 96349-1500 ( I currently live on a US Naval Base in Japan)

MELBA ALLEN Sat Jun 14 12:58:24 1997

Do you have any information on brother's John and Zach LEE? They lived in either Lamar or Forrest Co. Any help on these LEE men will be appreciated.

Kinloch McCollum Fri Jun 20 13:14:46 1997

Seeking Laurin Evander BUCHANAN (1860_?) who is listed as a city policeman on the 1920 Hattiesburg census. his wife's name is listed as Molly and one son, George (born in 1905) was living with them.

Kinloch McCollum Fri Jun 20 13:19:13 1997

Seeking Dr. Charles Clifton BUCHANAN (1887-1940) of Hattiesburg. He was probably born in Covington County but after attending Tulane, he practiced medicine in Hattiesburg. He married Eva HARTLEY (?-?) and they had two children: Mary Lou and H. D.

Pat Aycock Sun Jul 6 09:22:16 1997

info on adoption robert christopher brady, born may 1st 1936,at Methodist Hospital,Hatiesburg MS birth parents name John or Nellie Brady. Three older siblings exist adopted by Walter and Alma Aaycock 1936 .

Lowell Thomas Baggett, Jr.

My name is LOWELL THOMAS BAGGETT JR., my father was of course LOWELL THOMAS BAGGETT SR.,grandfather was (C. J.) CHARLES JAMES BAGGETT SR.,who is buried in Purvis next to my grandmother LILLIE MAE SLADE(BAGGETT).My great grandfather was WILLIAM J. BAGGETT,who is buried in Hattisburg next to my great grandmother DOCIA SMITH (BAGGETT),my great-great grandfather was DAN BAGGETT,and all I know is that he and my great grandfather WILLIAM, were originally from Louisana,but lived in bothe,Hattisburg(where my father and maybe,grandfather were born),and Purvis...My aunt LUCILLE SMITH still lives next to her two sons,RANDY SMITH and WAYNE SMITH(the Chancelory Clerk of Lamar County).I am looking for any and all info. on my family history as we do not know much beyond DAN BAGGETT,also any info on SLADE or SMITH,Thank You so kindly. P.S.I can be reached at at tel# 1-(916)-632-1836. Again Thank You.

F. L. Stiver, Jr. Sunday, November 23, 1997

HOLMES, PATTERSON, COURTNEY & LAMBERT I am researching my mother's side of the family. Looking for info on any below listed names. These people lived around Perry and Forrest County most of their lives.
Daniel Bird PATTERSON b. 16 Jun 1873, d. 8 Jul 1953, m. 20 June 1897 to Susan Ann "Susie" COURTNEY b. 4 Aug 1880 (my ggrandparents)
Frederick Loring Holmes b. 20 Feb 1883, d. 25 Feb 1955, m. Ethel Ida Bell PATTERSON b.5 Jan 1902, d. 20 Mar 1987 (my grandparents)
McCagie Ellis COURTNEY m. Jane Adeline LAMBERT (my gggrandparents)
Elisha HOLMES b. about 1842 m1 Winnie Pearson, m2 Francis Turnage. (my ggrandparents)

Josie Magee Tuesday, November 25, 1997


Hi, I ran over your page as I was searching for a way to further my work on my family history. Unfortunately I haven't gotten too far. So, any information or help you can give would be fantastic. I am doing a search on my great-grandmother... Her name was Pearline Trotter. She resided in HAttiesburg for as long as I can remember. Her last address before death was 221 Ruby Avenue. She had one daughter by birth named Mae Emma Beverly. Both are deceased now, and I think both of these names are not maiden names.... Please assist me, by doing this lookup, or forwarding me in the right direction. I would like to have Birth Names, Parent's Names/ Place of Actual Birth, Dates of Birth and/or Death. Any and or all children born to her. Any sisters or brotheres that she may have had.
Thank you very much for your assistant...
Sincerely Josie Magee

(703) 607-6531 w
(703) 522-8598 h

Ralph-Ann Sayers Saturday, November 29, 1997

My name is Sharon Romine Ayers. My grandfather was Charles Macon Wallace (b 1898) and my grandmother was Lillian Leatie Steele... one of 12 siblings. I have a large paperback book, collected some 20 odd years ago by Louise Martin Pate Cox. It contains a fair amount of old photos and begins in 1273 with a Robet Stele of Lincolnshire on the East Coast of England with reference to origins in Ireland and the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It's about 185 pages, typed in 12 point. It begins with a narrative and references of lost members and begins in earnest with the family of Peter Henry Steele (b 1748 in St James Parrish Santee (Charleston, SC) who married one Anne Varnor in August 1773. He had a brother, William. It follows a group who removed to Florala Alabama and then to Hattiesburg, MS... up to the present. Too long for me to transcribe, but it could be scanned. I think I may have the only surviving copy and I hate for it to be lost for those who are trying to put this all together. Any suggestions?

Michael R. Hagerty Tuesday, December 02, 1997

Looking for any info on my ggrand parents: Caroline B. SMITH was born April 1853 in Hattiesburg, MS. She married Joseph T. WINGATE from Smith county, MS. They later moved to Louisiana. Thank you.

Gary Fillingame Tuesday, December 30, 1997

I am searching for information on the Fillingame family that lived in the Hattiesburg area in the 40`s. My father was Kary Cecil Fillingame the youngest of 13. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Sharon Talbert Tuesday, December 30, 1997

Hi, I'm looking for Arthur and Lucreita (Crucy)Jones Talbert (Tolbert). They left Lauderdale Co between 1870 and 1880. Possible children with them would be James R b 1853, William A b 1854, Allen P b 1868 and George b 1868. If you have any information on Arthur and his family I would appreciate it. I have been searching through the USGenWeb Program. Also I sent in my name (in early Dec) to volunteer for the 1850 Census on Lauderdale County but as of this date no one has contacted me. I would like to be a part of this program if possible.

Gaye Myrick Magee 1/29/98

I am researching the MYRICK family from Forrest and Perry County, MS. Ely Myrick b. 1844 and Elizabeth McCardle are by great-grandparents. They were married in 1868. Ely's father was also named Ely b. 1798 and according to family traditions came from South Carolina, his wife was Christain b. 1808 NC. Ely and Elizabeth's childrens names are: Martha - married a McCardle, Jane - married a Daughtry, Dicy - married a McCraw, Pete, Henry, Joe, Travis, John and James (Jim). Any information will be appreciated.

John F. James 1/29/98


I am seeking information on the SELLERS FAMILY CEMETERY. This cemetery is located in Forrest County, MS, near the town of Brooklyn, MS. Does anyone have information on the persons buried there? Does anyone have directions to the cemetery, or is there a contact person who could direct me to the cemetery?

Thanks for any help
John F. James

6464 South Downing St.

Littleton, CO 80121

303-861-6387 (W)
303-730-1545 (H)

Julie Hart 1/29/98

I am trying to find some info on my Great grandfather William Austin Baker. I am told he lived in Hattiesburg around 1930 and probably died there. He was divorced from his wife so they were still in Meridian but he moved to Hattiesburg...Can someone check the cemetary books and/or death notices and see if he appears anywhere? He was probably born around 1875 and died between 1930 and 1950 I would think...thank you thank you thank you!!! julie

Nova Snead 3/31/98

Looking for my great grandfather Ben F. THOMPSON, born in 1835? in or around Hattiesburg. He was a Capt. CSA Pow in Indianapolis Indiana. His father and mother were born in Georgia. He moved to Navarro Co. Tx in the 1870s.

Michael Herrin 4/17/98

Seeking marriage records for a Eva Marie Williams during the last two years.

David Thompson 4/20/98

My Grandfather was Benjamin Craft . He had twelve children. Henry, Mary, Green, Harvey, Homer, Corbet, Hubert, Laura, Maggie, Catherine, Lily Pearl, Dove.
They all lived in the Petal, Hattiesburg for a period of their life. There could be some record in the Perry County records before Forrest county was formed. Any information you could give will be appreciated. Thank You.

Russel Madere, Jr. 4/22/98

I am looking for information on the Blackmon or Blackman families which lived in the Hattiesburg area. In particular, I am looking for Ben who was enlisted in the 27th Mississippi Infantry, possibly Company B. I was led to understand that this regiment had companies mustered from Forrest County

Noel Matthews 4/26/98

I would like to hav my name added to your researcher list. I am running down the surname GRANBERRY. I am looking for information on the following: Nancy Virginia Granberry b. 9June 1867 in Hattisburg
William Stafford Granberry (father) b. 5 may 1834 in Hattisburg, Perry CO.
Jonathan Granberry b. 1794 Warren CO., GA Married Ann Nancy Travis in Perry CO. 16 Nov 1815
Ann was born in Warren Co. GA 1800

Michael E. McSwain 4/26/98

I am researching my paternal grandparents.My great grandmothers name was Lorena Garraway McSwain. I know she was married to Henry Clay McSwain and was born in 1867 and died in 1908. She is buried in Old Augusta next to Stevens Cemetary. Her parents were Benjamin Harrison Garraway from Enon Miss. and Mary Brown Garraway from Kentucky. I and my family would deeply appreciate any information that you might have regarding my family.

Rev. Allan F. Cope 4/26/98

I am looking for my parternal Great Grandmother, who's name was Mary REILEY COPE. She was married to George Cope from Missouri, but listed on their son's marriage liscense as living as a widow in 1912, somewhere in Mississippi, possibly Forest County. Since she was most likely in her mid to late forties in 1912, there is a chance that she remarried. Anyone haveing any information about Mary REILEY COPE, or any of her descendants, please contact me.

Lisa Vincent 5/28/98

Looking for any information (especially burial site, offspring) about Tinie Ellela "Leila" LUCAS, who married G.A. McLEMORE and lived in Petal, MS. Leila was born 1878 in MS. I have lots on her sister, Martha and will share what I have.

Nancy Young 6/13/98

Interested in surnames: Ellzey, Dunaway, Young and Yonce. Most of my Ellzeys and Dunaways were from Walthall, Pike, and Marion Counties. The Youngs and Yonces were from Perry Co.

Gayle ? 6/17/98

Looking for information on Robert M. Buford (Burfford) born 3-24-1846. Married 1870. Member of Forrest Calvary 18th Mississippi. Any information about wife or children appreciated. Gayle

Julie Robben Lineberry 6/30/98

My mother in law Edna Lorena Hulett Lineberry died three years ago. As I prepare to sell my father laws home, I have found in papers that she had two half sisters. Marguarite and Happy Hulett they would probably be in their late 70's or 80's. Edna was born in Meridian and raised in Hattiesburg. Her mother was Gertrude Blanton Hulett Gilbert Carr, daughter of Lorena Blanton Nance. Her father's family owned funeral homes in that area. Her father was Allan Fontaine "Font" Hulett. He died circa 1919, 1920, I would like to know where he is burried and make contact with family who might like some of the many, many family photos, I now have.

Vicki Land 7/13/98

Looking for MICHAEL, M J or MIKE SMITH b. 1858 in AL. He goes by all 3 names. He and his wife IDA VIRGINIA MOREMAN SMITH b. 1860 supposedly lived in Hattiesburg, MS sometime between 1880 and 1885 and had two sons there before moving to Collin County, Texas. I can find no proof they were there BUT Ida told both her boys they were born in Hattiesburg. There names are John Franklin SMITH b.either 1880 or 1881 and JESSE JAMES SMITH B. 1883 or 1884? Found different dates on several Census and documents in TX. Does this make sense. IDA and her boys rode the train to Collin County, TX. And her husband MIKE SMITH was to come on horseback with the stock and his brother OLIVER SMITH?? Needless to say MIKE and OLIVER never made it back to TX? Would IDA have had to be well off to ride with her babies on the train back to TX?Also was there a train depot in Hattiesburg, MS in 1880's? Would love anyone's opinion on my situation.

W. A. Ragsdale 7/21/98

Millard T.SHEPPARD was a half-brother of my great- grandmother,Susan(SHEPPARD/SPEARS)BARNES. He was in Calhoun Co,Al in 1900: ED 28-18,Coldwater Millard T. 42 AL/SC/SC Farmer Samantha A.47 GA/GA/GA M14 No children Hattie M. 15 AL (MAR 1885) James Jones 35 AL blacksmith,boarder My Dad talked to his son (age or name not known) in 1941 in Hattiesburg,Forrest Co,Ms.This son was a Baptist minister. I am trying to find where Millard died so that I might get a death certificate. It may have his parents on it. Millard was in Jones Co,Ms in 1910: ED 73-17 near Laurel Millard T.SHEPPARD M2-23 Farmer 1859 AL/NC/GA Samantha (mother of no children) 1860 AL/GA/GA Ida Patton (apprentice) 1897 He was still there in 1920

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