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Hinds County Gazette    July 19, 1866
Persons in want of good Milk Cows for domestic or stock purposes, are referred to the advertisement of Mr. George Granberry of the Dry Grove neighborhood

Judge Johnston of Jackson offers his very valuable property in this place for sale.  Is is one of the most complete and elegant family residences in this part of the county and worth more than the money asked for it.

Our list of announcements this week contains the additional name of Col. Sam B. Thomas, who is a candidate for re-election to the office of Sheriff of Hinds County.  We take pleasure in saying that Col. Thomas has made, while he has filled the station, a most faithful public defender.

Hinds County Gazette   Dec. 13, 1867
Married - at the residence of the bride's mother in the city of Jackson by Rev. John Hunter, on the 28th November, Mr. J.W. Peyton of Raymond to Miss Lucretia H. Moseley of Jackson.

Hinds County Gazette   July 19, 1866
A truly unfortunate accident occurred near Dry Grove, in this county, on Saturday last.  At a shooting match, at which was present many of the gentlemen of the neighborhood, a gun prematurely discharged, the ball striking Mr. Frank G. Goodwin, for several years past a well-known citizen of the county, and inflicting a mortal wound.  He died on Monday morning."

Hinds County Gazette  Dec. 13, 1867
Married - At Bolton's Depot on the 28th ult. by Rev. I.J. Daniel, Mr. W.C. Pond to Miss Mollie McNeil - all of this county.

Hinds County Gazette   May 11, 1881
"Death of Col. John McNeill"

We greatly regret to announce the death of Col. John McNeill, which event occurred suddenly and unexpectedly at his residence four miles from Raymond on Saturday night last of apoplexy. Col. McNeill came to Hinds County about thirty years ago from North Carolina. He resided until the war on his plantation near Dry Grove, but since the war on his farm near this town, and was in Raymond Saturday afternoon apparently in good health.  He was a man of intelligence and remarkable energy, perseverance, and public spirit and as a friend, was obliging and faithful.  Whatever he took hold of, he took with all his heart and spirit, and if he sometimes went too far, it was a pardonable fault.  He was a useful man, a kind-hearted man, and a man always ready and willing to do a favor and to assist in a public enterprise.  He was of the Presbyterian faith in religion and ever took a lively interest in all moral and  Christian enterprises.  He was an honest and just man – honest in all his dealings and just in all his intercourse with his fellow man.  If, at a moment of excitement he did an injury, he was brave enough to acknowledge it when the moment of reflection came and to make proper reparation.  How much better for all the world it would be if we all had more of this spirit?  We deeply regret Col. McNeill’s death, especially as it was so sudden and unexpected, and we extend to his family our most sincere sympathies in this hour of their great bereavement.


Raymond Gazette   Sept. 6, 1890  (Learned Notes)
Miss Lula Thigpen, a charming girl, is a guest at the home of her brother-in-law, D.A. McNeill
Raymond Gazette   Sept. 27, 1890  (Dry Grove Notes)
Our esteemed friend John McNeill departed Saturday to accept a position with Enochs Bros., Crystal Springs.
Raymond Gazette  Oct. 4, 1890  (Bolton Notes)
Miss Linnie McNeill is the guest of Mrs. Mollie Pond. D.A. McNeill, traveling in the interest of a Memphis house has been here for several days.
Raymond Gazette  Oct. 11, 1890
Miss Linnie McNeill has returned home and is now with the family of her brother.

Raymond Gazette  Oct. 11, 1890
Miss Linnie McNeill has returned home and is now with the family of her brother.

Misc. Newspapers

The Mississippian
Submitted by: Laura Frost Wright )
The Mississippian (Jackson, Miss) by George and James S. Fail
June 1834
On Sunday morning, the 11th, the body of a young man named Nathaniel Frost, was found near the grave yard in this city, covered with wounds and blood, perfectly cold and lifeless. It is suppossed that one Charles Boyington commited the murder. (Mobile paper.)

The Memphis Daily Avalanche  Memphis, Tennessee  April 13, 1887
News from  Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi
A Shotgun Wedding and a Short Honeymoon
His Honeymoon Shortlived
Jackson Miss.  April 12th
The Honeymoon of the Jackson youth Taylor, who was forced to marry the daughter of the Rev. J. Aaron Moore under shotgun
influence, was short-lived, as he skipped by the light of the moon on evening of the wedding day.

The Daily Memphis Avalanche   Memphis, Tennessee  Fenruary 11, 1876
in Tragic Jackson, Mississippi Accident
In Jackson Miss., on the 8th, Hugh Henderson was accidentally shot and killed by Clay Barrett.

The Daily Picayune  New Orleans, Louisiana  February 7, 1912
George LEMON Death at Jackson, Mississippi
Jackson Miss., Feb. 6th__ Geo. Lemon, aged 82 years, one of the pioneer citizens of Jackson, passed away at his home on
Gallatin street last night. He was a native of Belfast Ireland.  In 1853 he came to Jackson from New Orleans, where he had been connected to railroading. He was a veteran of the Confederacy.  After the war Mr. Lemon returned here and entered in business until 1899, when he retired, having considerable property.  He leaves three daughters, Mmes. Frederick Sullens and Elizabeth Suggs, of Jackson and Mrs. A. G. Lewis, and two sons,  Geo. W. and Jas. K. Lemon of Chicago. His funeral will be held from the Presbyterian Church tomorrow.

The Daily American   Nashville, Tennessee   November 16, 1884
 Mississippi Man Commits Suicide  Over Political Hoax
Jackson Miss., An Old Negro Cuts His Throat Because Cleveland is Elected __ Special to The American
Jackson Miss., Nov. 15th __ An elderly darky named Calvin Johnson, living near Clinton, Miss., cut his jugular vein last night because Cleveland and Hendricks were elected.  At last accounts he was not dead, but little hopes were not entertained of his recovery.  He firmly believed that with the inauguration of Cleveland and Hendricks the negros would be put back into slavery. He allowed this to work on his imagination to such an extent that to escape the terrible fate he resolved to take his own life.  A good many ignorant negros have been led by mischievious persons to believe as this one does.

The Daily Picayune  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana   January 7, 1912
Local News from Raymond, Mississippi
Headlines from Hinds County

Raymond Miss., Jan. 6th _Mrs. John Panel from Austin Tex., and Mrs. W. D. McIntosh from Amarillo Tex., have been visiting their brother, J. A. McIntosh.

School opened Tuesday after a 10 days holiday.

Miss Bessie Armatage of Jackson, visited home folks Sunday.

Miss Jones and her two nieces, Misses Standifer and Wade, visited Jackson Monday.

Mrs. Lamar Puryear and little son Charles returned to New Orleans Friday.  They were accompanied by Miss Jesse Boyd Spann and Mrs. M. Ney Williams.

Mr. Clifton Ratliff, from Oklahoma City, is spending a few days with his parents, Captain and Mrs. W. T. Ratliff.

Mr. Robert Armatage left for Azizona Friday.

The young people enjoyed a ball at Coopers Well Wednesday night.


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