The very early settlers who came to Franklin County, Mississippi before 1830 deserve our admiration as pioneers. Some of the information we are trying to include are name (include wife & children who also migrated); date arrived; Claim #, Land Grant, or deed ie. bought from/sold to; location in Franklin County where they settled; or any info on their migration trip to the area including what they brought with them.
If you would like to submit an ancestor to this list, please e-mail Carolyn Adams Switzer.
According to W. W. Lambright's History of Franklin County, Mississippi From 1809-1899: "Among the first settlers of the county were John Porter, Willis Magee, grandfather of Judge Thomas A. Magee, ...John Ford, father of Mr. Jessie Ford, ...Joseph Porter. Willis Magee had eight sons, viz: Louis, Jonathan, Duncan, ...*..., Hugh, Owen H., and Phillip."
"Jo...*...ott, an old time settler, had four sons: Gabriel, Nehemiah, Joseph, Jr., and Benjamin."
...*... means "unable to read"
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