QUERIES G - L
FRANKLIN COUNTY MISSISSIPPI
GODBOLD / TARVER/ TABOR / WRIGHT
James GODBOLD born Dec. 1785, Prince George Parish, SC married 1st wife (TARVER or
TABOR) about 1808 and had Reason Erwin GODBOLD and 3 daughter. James married 2nd wife
Elizabeth K. Wright on 28 May 1821. They had Mary Ann, Martha Jane, Levi R, James M.,
Blueford, William, Missouri and Thomas. He first went to Port Gibson with relatives in
early 1800's. Then there is an entry for land in Franklin County, MS in 1817. Need info on
first name and lineage of wife 1, lineage of wife 2, and names of three daughter by first
Date: 25 Feb 1998
Name: E. GodboldEGodbold@aol.com
I am researching the following believed to be in or around Franklin or Lincoln Co.,
MS: Eli GODBOLD and Lizzie CUPIT; Horace GILMORE; Walter Webster WHITE and Ollie
HEMPHILL; Susie BROWN; Drusilla BROWN; Jack WHITE. Thank you.
DATE: Sun Feb 15 20:10:28 1998
NAME: Scott WilsonAcesHigh33@aol.com
GRIFFIN / DAY / BRIDGES
I am a descendant of GEORGE WASHINGTON GRIFFIN born 15 Aug 1816. I am interested in
receiving information on children of GEORGE WASHINGTON GRIFFIN and MARTHA ANN DAY. I am
also looking for children of MARTHA ANN DAY and JOHN BRIDGES. I am a descendant of George
W. Griffin. Thanks in advance.
Date: 25 Mar 1997 Updated: 24 Apr 1997
Name: Deborah BurnetteBURNETTE.DEBORAH@MTN-HOME.VA.GOV
GRIFFING / CORBAN / HILL / MUNDY / NELSON / STRINGER / GUICE / COMPTON / CAMPBELL
Need parents for John/Jonathan GRIFFING who lived in Franklin Co., MS from about
1800-1834, He married probably in Franklin Co. in 1828 Lucinda Jane Corban, daughter of
Stephen CORBAN and Rachel HILL. He owned property in the vicinity of Hamburg, MS he is
believed to have died in 1834, since his Lucinda m/2 Littleton MUNDY of Hamburg, MS on 25
Sep 1834. Littleton MUNDY'S first wife, Catherine NELSON died 16 Aug 1834 and is buried in
the Mundy Cemetery near Hamburg.
The children of John/Jonathan GRIFFING and Lucinda J. CORBAN included: 1. John Madison
GRIFFING, b 13 Jul 1829, m. Elizabeth STRINGER; 2. Sarah Jane GRIFFING, b 8 Apr 1831 m.
Jonathan Madison GUICE; 3. Mary Elizabeth GRIFFING b. 18 Jun 1833 m/1 Jefferson COMPTON
m/2 Christopher C. CAMPBELL. Will exchange info on any of these families.
Date: 28 Dec 1996
Name: Anthony A. Milleramiller5@pacbell.net
HALL / POWELL
Looking for any information on WILLIAM PERRY HALL born 20 Mar 1833 in Warren Co., MS;
married L. C. POWELL 1885 in Lawrence Co., MS; lived in Franklin Co, MS and last found on
1990 census in Copiah Co., MS.
Date: 6 Oct 1996
Name: Pamela Halledhall@telapex.com
HARKNESS / CAIN
Seeking parents of Harriet Jalena HARKNESS, b. 18 Mar 1857, in MS, D. 15 Feb 1940,
buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Lincoln Co., MS. She m. Isham Lafayette PRESTRIDGE. Were
her parents William Harkness and Mary Cain who married in Franklin Co., MS on 29 Dec 1942?
Date: 13 May 1997 UPDATED: 25 Jan 1998
Name: Barbara Prestridgebprest@telapex.com
HARRINGTON / MCKINNEY
Looking for information on death and probate of LUCY McKINNEY, wife of TURNER McKINNEY
of Franklin Co., MS. Son was GABRIEL W. HARRINGTON.
Date: 13 Nov 1996
Name: B. CraftBCraft1608@aol.com
Searching for the relatives of John L. HILL b. 02-14-1887 and d. 12-17-1925. He
married Mary Florence McMANUS 11-25-1917 in Bude. John and Mary Florence are buried in
Midway Cemetery. Their children were Claude HILL, Lucille Hill WHITTINGTON, and Leslie
Hill Forbish JONES.
DATE: Sun Mar 8 16:51:01 1998
NAME: Robert Forbishfor1618@rocketmail.com
HILL / CORBAN
I'm looking for information on Craven A. HILL and Rosa Anne CORBAN, my paternal
grandparents. They married and died n Franklin Co., MS. I am most interested in their
parents and where the line may have come from. Thanks in advance for any information.
Date: 13 Apr 1997
Name: Ed Hillehill@gte.net
Seeking information on ancestors and descendants of Ernest Cleveland Jackson b. 30 Jan
1889 Jefferson County, MS d. 16 Mar 1957 in Franklin County, MS. Any information greatly
Date: 8 Jul 1997
Name: Daniel Jacksondmj6164@bellsouth.net
Looking for information on a Demarius Langley who married Henry Tooley in Franklin Co.
in 1834. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
DATE: Wed May 27 22:12:39 1998
NAME: Tonya SalterEvnNMatMom@aol.com
LEE / BEAUBE / COFFEY / WALLACE / GREEN / BAREFOOT / BUTCHER / ABELS
I am continuing research on my paternal families: Andrew C. LEE, s/o John Hiram LEE
and Clara WALLACE; John Hiram LEE s/o David William LEE and Cordelia B. COFFEY; David
William LEE s/o John LEE and Esther GREEN; John LEE s/o Thomas LEE, Sr. and Milly Genette
BAREFOOT. Thomas LEE b. in KY, ca. 1790 is found in 1810 census of Jefferson Co., MS.
Descendants later moved to Claiborne and Franklin Co., MS
Further researching family line of Cordelia B. COFFEY d/o Simeon COFFEY and Sarah
Elizabeth BEAUBE (BOBEE); Sarah Elizabeth BEAUBE d/o Jacques Louis BEAUBE (BAUBET, BOBEE)
and Susan BUTCHER. Primarily need data on COFFEY and BUTCHER lines.
Need information on Clara WALLACE d/o Joseph Monroe WALLACE and Josephine A. LEE;
Joseph Monroe Wallace s/o James WALLACE and Mahala Abels. Primary interest is for James
Wallace and Mahala ABELS lines.
Date: 3 Mar 1997
Name: Billy G. Leebleeemail@example.com
LEE / McDONALD / KNIGHTON / GRISHOLM
I am researching the LEE and MCDONALD families in Franklin County, MS. My earliest
entry is BENONIA LEE born 1831 in Franklin County. His wife was SARAH KNIGHTON, nothing
known about her. His brother was possibly JOHN LEE. I am trying to find his parents. I
have information forward from him (children, spouses, etc.) till the present. Would be
happy to share any of this, in any event. DONALD McDONALD's wife was LUCY VIDELIA
GRISHOLM. Donald possibly came to MS from AL. Nothing know about Lucy.
Date: 14 Jan 1997
Name: Cynthia BinghamCindy4546@aol.com
Looking for any information on WILLIAM LOFTON born 1898 in Franklin Co., MS. Happy to
answer anyone and exchange information.
Date: 21 Nov 1996
Name: Bill Loftonsavuka@ix.netcom.com
Descendant of Thomas and Jane Bonds LOFTON would like to obtain copies of photographs
of THOMAS LOFTON (b. 1780 Newberry Co., SC, d. Jan 1867 in Franklin Co., MS). Thomas and
Jane Lofton came to Amite Co., MS in 1811 and settled in Franklin Co. around 1820. Thomas
Lofton fought in the Mississippi militia during the War of 1812. These individuals were my
4th generation greatgrandparents and they have numerous descendants in Franklin, Copiah,
Lawrence and other neighboring southern Mississippi counties. My address is R. Backlund;
49 Rome Avenue, Providence, RI 02908-1225.
Date: 20 Nov 1996
Name: Rick BacklundRick6962@aol.com
LOFTON / FRAZIER / FRASURE
Any info you may have on Mary LOFTON FRAZIER-FRASURE, wife of John S FRAZIER-FRASURE.
Name is all we have on her. My Great Granddad's name was John B. and wife Narcissa ELZEY.
She was born in 1823, died 1902 buried in Old Clear Branch Cemetery in Lincoln Co. MS.
They were married December 16, 1847 in Copiah Co. MS. Their Children were: Amanda, b.
1849, J. M. , Malissa, b. 1854, Celia Catherine, b. 1859, m. Henry Wilson, Alice, b. 1860,
m. John Diamond, John S. b. 1863, m Mary Lofton, Larren or Lauren b. Feb. 1865-d. Nov.
1940. John S & Mary Lofton FRAZIER-FRASURE's children were: Thomas b. April, 1884,
Carruth Charlie b. May 1885, Lillian Mabel b. April 1891 and George Edward Lambright b.
December 23, 1893.
Who were the Parents of Mary LOFTON or LOFTIN, Where are they buried? Anything will be
appreciated Did she have any Siblings. We believe that both John S. and Mary died just a
few months apart in Brookhaven, MS. c 1902 or 1903. We also believe the two younger
children, Lillian Mabel and George Edward (my dad) went to live with a Neely Lambright.
Date: 1 Sep 1997
Name: Nelda F. ReynoldsNelda
LOFTON / McINTYRE / RATCLIFF
I am searching the families of John Benjamin RATCLIFF born ca 1782 in Dobbs Co.
NC and died Jan. 21, 1883 in Franklin County, MS . John married Abigail LOFTON November
10, 1845 in Franklin Co. MS. A son Isaac R. RATCLIFF died in Franklin County, Ike
married Emma Arlona McINTYRE November 15, 1879 in Franklin Co. MS. Thanks for any help you
can give me on any of these families.
Date: 29 Dec 1997
Name: Nick Denleydenley@network-one.com
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