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Farthing September 9, 2009
Any information on RICHARD E FARTHING and wife Ellen from any of my relatives in Mississippi would be appreciated. He was in MS ABT 1845 andMcGee ABT 1850. We know he was born in VA but are hitting a brickwall in locating him. We are from Son Daniel's line. He had daughters Elizabeth,Maggie, Samantha. Margaret Duke
I am interested in the web site
especially from the assistance of the name Pack Ellen Pack. I am in search of
the grave of Milton John Barnes who was married to 1 a Jane S. Lewis 2 Leila
Bradley. We can not find the grave of neither Milton John Barnes (1847 – 1926)
nor the grave for Jane S. Lewis. MJ as he was know as died in Archer Co. Texas
(Dundee) My grandmother said upon his death he was shipped back to
Any assistance will greatly be appreciated. Thanks, Dennis
September 11, 2008
I am doing my family's genealogy and trying to follow up on a court case. An MDAH researcher said their records reflect "no ruling" on the case. I first found the information in "Mississippi Court Records, From the Files of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1799-1859", page 195. The case is sccj # 5058. I was also told by MDAH that the case was actually tried in the "Superior Court of Chancery in Jackson, not in the High Court of Errors and Appeals." This case was shown as occurring in 1852, but could have stretched on to later years.
HOPSON, PATRICK 11-7-08
am researching my ancestors William Caswell Hopson who was married
to Mary C. Patrick. William's father was Martin Hopson.
I have nothing past Martin but, I do know he went to MS from GA around 1840's.
Need info on family of Stewart M. Gammill
b 1866 in AR. He & wife Jennie are on 1920 Rankin Co census and
1930 Hinds Co census. Their children were Emmett, Paul, Margie, Stewart.
GOODING, GOODEN, GOODWIN, GOODIN
Looking for something on my ggrandfather Abraham Godwin. In 1900 census he was living in Hinds County. He was a 64 yr old widower. His wife was Olive Simpson Godwin (aka Gooding, Gooden, Goodwin and Goodin...yep, I know!)
Thanks, Ed G.
Martha (Mary) E. Whitehead, b 01 May 1804 in GA. Married Arthur
Gay (b 1794) between 1820-1827, probably in Hinds Co. Arthur was
in Hinds/Rankin Co. on the 1820 and 1830 censuses. Their first 2
children were probably born there (William and Martha Gay).
Martha Whitehead was the daughter of James Whitehead, Sr. and his wife, Charity. They were in Rankin Co. in 1830 & 1832. James and Charity also had children: John, James Jr. and Elizabeth. Laurene Shewan
RITCHEY, POTTER June
I am looking for the parents of James Gregory Gilbert (b.1823 in Ohio (?), was in the Union Army, married Virginia Edna Herren and settled in Hinds Co., Mississippi.
Also looking for the parents of Benjamin Hardin Ritchey (b. 1803 in LA. or Miss), married Evaline Potter, and settled in Hinds Co., Miss.
Thank you, Carol Ritchey
TURNER, WELLS August
Seeking descedants of Harry Turner, born MAY 1817, Pike Co, MS, died Feb, 1907 in Learned, Hines Co, MS. Wife Martha Wells, born 1822, Virginia.
Lucinda m. Washington Black; Hannah m. Madison Walker; Isaac; Alex; Indiana m. George Kelly; Milton m. Manerva Thomas; Jefferson;
Charley m. Mary McDaniel; Lively m. Marinda Wright; Heney
Dorothy J. French-Green
August 29, 2007
Meredith Watson , registered land deeds, land offices at Jackson (1841) and at Mt. Salus (1845) is MS, "per Act/Treaty of April 24, 1820".
If anyone has ANY information about this person, I would very much like to hear from you. I believe this Meredith Watson to be one of my North Carolina "missing links". Thank you, Betsy J. Moore
June 13, 2007
I am trying to find a needle in a haystack and hope you can help me either find it or remove one of the pieces of straw. I am trying to locate a long lost Aunt. One of my leads is to a person known as Nancy P Collier. Last known information on Aunt is from 1930 census in Arkansas . Nancy P Collier is listed on the census as a 14 yr. old step-daughter to Lelia Collier.
I recently found this on the net and was wondering if you could help. NANCY P COLLIER 25 Jun 1915 (25 Feb 1995 39056 (Clinton, Hinds,MS)
June 13, 2007
I would certainly appreciate any information concerning Napolean and Annie Hackley married in Hinds Co.,MS in 1890. Napolean died 1904 Brookhaven, Lincoln Co, Ms and Annie Tibbs died somewhere in Texas about 1910. I am particularly interested in their children. Sadie Mildred Tibbs born in 1893 and Harry, DOB unknown. Thanks for your help. John D. Dedeaux
Lucy Peacock was born in Jackson, MS August 1837. Her father was James Peacock, Her mother never listed
In 1850 Lucy Peacock was living in Peoria, Illinois with my husbands ancestors and going to school. How was she related to Thomas and Ann Peacock of Illinois? In the census report did not tell HOW she was related to Thomas and Ann. Later Lucy married and lived in Hamilton county Illinois till her death in 1919.
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June 13, 2007
William Davis Cooper was my gggfather.his son Agrippa, my gggfather, & his son Vinson Jones Cooper, my ggfather. I have information on Vinson, his two marriages & death. If anyone needs this information, I'd gladly share.
June 13, 2007
I am looking for information on the Beatty (Beaty, Beattie) families that may have ties to Hinds County. I am trying to tie them in to my family from Wilkinson County.
I am particularly interested in Abel Beatty (b. 1839 in Cedar Lawn, Hinds County, d. June 8. 1912). He was a Pvt in the 15th Ms Cavalry during the Civil War. He enlisted on Nov. 1, 1863 at Jackson, Ms and was discharged May 22, 1865.
I am also interested in a James William Beatty (b. Aug. 11, 1839 in Cedar Lawn, Hinds County, d. Sept. 30, 1906). He was a Pvt, Co. I, 43rd Ms Infantry. He enlisted Aug. 7, 1862 and was discharged Apr. 26, 1865.
I am seeking this information to see if they are related to Dave R. Beaty (b. 1847/1848, d. 1897 in Wilkinson County, buried in a small private family cemetery in Wilkinson County with his wife, one son, one daughter and a son-n-law). Dave was listed first as a Sgt in Capt. D.J. Red’s Company (Red’s Rebels) and later as a Pvt in the 18th Ms Infantry. I am trying to locate his parents and his birthplace but this is my “brickwall”.
Any information on this family that I can gather will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and assistance.
Linda B. May
Executive Secretary, Academic & Student Affairs
I am looking for any descendants of Rose (Rosa) Schantz Watkins, born 1871-1873 in Brownville, Nebraska, to Charles and Margaret Becker Schantz. Rose was definitely living in Clinton, Mississippi in 1934.
N81 W7428 Hickory St., Cedarburg, WI 53012
BRACY, SUTTON Feb.
I am looking for info on my ancestors who all hailed from Hinds County, Mississippi in think near Raymond. To show my lineage, I am the son of Carole (Camel) Dorsey; the grandson of Ben and Sweetie (Bracy) Camel; the great-grandson of Clay and Lucinda (Mitchel) Bracy; the great-great grandson of Clay's mother Corinne (or Corinna) Sutton; and the great-great-great grandson of Frank & Louisa Sutton.
I really need to find out about Clay's parents; and more info about Frank & Louisa. And, if possible, more info about Clay and Lucinda, who was also known as Ceney or Cendy. By the way, in my Bracy family tree, some spelled the name 'Bracy', and othe spelled it 'Bracey'.
Vincent R. Davis
Jan. 9, 2007
I am looking for information on ANY GRAVES family in Hinds County. I believe they all connect to Caleb Graves in 1850.
My e-mail is email@example.com Thank you.
GARDNER Nov. 22, 2006
Between 1860-1867, John B. ALLEN and his wife, Joanna (Hempstead) moved from Philadelphia to Jackson MS. He was an engineer at the Lunatic Asylum there, and Joanna is enumerated separately with her children, Mary, Fanny, John and Lucie in the census records. John died in Jackson 21 Jul 1877--burial place unknown. Joanna continued to live in Jackson w/her children. Fanny M. Allen married John M. GRAY, presumably in Jackson circa 1877. They disappear after the 1900 census there. Joanna removed to Gainesville TX where dau. Lucie lived with her husband Almus H. GARDNER. Does anyone know anything about this family? Jill Russell
Would like to learn about the death and burial of one John (Johann) Albert Winge, b. in Missouri in 1892, but lived in Jackson, MS from ca 1922 and may
have died there in 1971. Wife was Lula Florence. email
Brothers Orsamus Long Nash (born 1801/02, md Miss Overacker), Ira Norris Nash (born 1805, md Miss Mullin), Stephen E. Nash (b. circa 1808, md Miss Horne?) John M.G. Nash (bn circa 1810, md Miss Horne?)....
The following Nash family members are burried at Clinton Cemetary in Hinds County, MS....
* Nash, Orasmus
Long Jr., son of O. L and Maria L. b. Columbus, MS 12 May 1835 d. 6 Nov
* Nash, Maria Louisa (Overacker), wf of Rev. O. L. b. 30 Sep 1809 d. 22 Jun 1871
* Nash, Rev. Orasmus Long b. 2 Dec 1802 d. Natchez, MS 8 Aug 1853
I have an 1861
letter mentioning Orsamus L. Nash Jr. who was my g.g.grandfather's 1st
cousin.... both Orsamus Jr. and another 1st cousin Ben R. Nash (his Uncle
John's son) were then serving along with my g.g.grandfather at Pensacola,
Florida..... Orsamus L. Nash Jr. and his cousin Ben R. Nash were in the
10th MS Infantry and my g.g.grandfather and his two brothers were in the
5th MS infantry there.
Orsamus, Ben, and my g.g.grandfather were among the grandchildren of Ezekiel and Elizabeth (Norris) Nash.
Ezekiel was born in Va in 1776, grew-up in SC and moved to MS in late 1810s. Ezekiel and elizabeth's children included Orsamus Long Sr., Ira Norris Nash (my g.g.g.grandfather) Stephen E. Nash, and John M. G. Nash (I believed he married a Miss Horn).
Anyone descended from this Nash family, please e-mail me, Len
I'm looking for family of Elijah George McMath and first wife, Emily Yarbrough and also his second wife, Nannie or Annie. Elijah is my great uncle
(Uncle Lige), sister to my great-grandmother, Ernest Virginia McMath Bell.
Children by him and Emily are Lilla Mae b. Aug 1896 in AL and died Feb.1986., Mary b. ca 1891 in Al and Benjamin Franklin b. Dec. 23, 1895 in Talladega, AL., Clarence Christopher Columbus b. Mar 23, 1900 in Al, Thelma b. about
1902 in Al. She married Earl R. Young.
Child by Nannie/Annie is Martha Pearl born about 1909 in MS.
Elijah and Nannie/Annie are buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi. Her headstone reads Annie Gandy McMath. Apparently some of the the census reported her as Nannie. Or maybe she is Nancy Ann.
I have more information on their children. I also have a couple of pictures of Uncle Lige and a woman that I believe is his 2nd wife and one of him with his sister, Ginny (Ernest Virginia). Laura Higginbotham, Pleasant Grove, AL
My great-grandfathers name is Lucius Emmett Jackson married to Fannie Loella Cobb. He was born in Jackson, Hinds, Miss. His father was George B. Jackson married to Mary Emmerson. I am looking for George Jacksons death date and burial. Also his parents. Thank you, Shirley
BEGGS August 8, 2006
Family information on the Robert Kennon Jayne family was posted on the Hinds County MSGenWeb site. His wife is listed as Elizabeth Culbertson. Her father is listed only as: from Covington, KY
I am looking for her father's grave. He was Jacob C Culbertson and is buried in Hinds County. I have posted a query on two bulletin boards hoping he may be listed in the Hind's County book. His wife Carolyn Beggs is in Cedar Lawn in the same plot where RK Jayne is buried along with other family members. Barron Caulfield
I am trying to find out about Isaac White who married Joice Ann Fore on 03/28/1844 in Rankin County. In the 1850 Hinds County Census there is a Henry White (from North Carolina as was Isaac) who had a daughter Sarah. Isaac named his two daughters Henrietta and Sarah. I would like more information about Henry White or Richard White who was also from North Carolina. Suzanne Graham in Texas
I am looking for information on Orville Savelle "Bud" Jones. His family and friends always called him Bud. Bud was born on 14 Jan 1917 in Kemper County, MS. He was the son of Claude V. Jones and Camilla Savelle. Bud owned a Gulf station right off Capital Street in Jackson for years. Bud was married to Wilma Owens (not sure of Wilma's maiden name) and I don't know if they had any children. I am Bud's second cousin and the son of
John H. Jones. If you have any information on Bud or his family please contact me.
David w. Jones
July 19, 3006
Is my James Calhoun the same?
My great great grandfather, James Albert Calhoun was born 01 Mar 1849 in Carroll, Mississippi, and died 23 Sep 1888. He married Emma Jane Eades 27 Sep 1871 in Mississippi, daughter of James Eades and Flora McEachern. She was born 27 Sep 1851 in Shongalo, Carroll, MS, and died 07 Mar 1918 in Jackson, , MISS.
In the 1850 census, Rob Calhoun (46 of NC) was listed as a farmer and Ruth (41 of TN) Calhoun lived in Carroll, Mississippi with children Adaline(16 of KY), David A(14 of MS), Sarah C(11 of MS), Archibald(8 of MS) and James A(1 of MS).
In the 1860 census, Ross Calhoun (58 of KY) was listed as a farmer and Ruth (52 of KY) Calhoun lived in Carroll, Mississippi with children David(24 of MS), Archy(18 of MS) and James A(13 of MS).
In the 1870 census, Rob Calhoun (66 of NC) was listed as a farmer and Ruth (61 of TN) Calhoun lived in Carroll, Mississippi with son J A(21 of MS).
Children of JAMES CALHOUN and EMMA EADES are:
i. FLORA ADELINE2 CALHOUN, b. 21 Jul 1872, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA; d. 21 Sep 1956, Memphis, SHELBY, TENNESSEE, USA.
ii. ROY ALBERT CALHOUN , b. 19 Mar 1874, of Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA ; d. 28 Jan 1937 .
iii. ROSA MAE CALHOUN , b. 17 Mar 1876, of Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA ; d. 15 Oct 1948 .
iv. WALTER WEBB CALHOUN , b. 10 Jul 1880, of Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA ; d. 03 Aug 1902 .
v. RUBIE ALICE CALHOUN, b. 17 Sep 1883, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA; d. 01 May 1975, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA.
vi. EMMA LILLIAN CALHOUN , b. 16 Dec 1885, of Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, USA ; d. 15 Jun 1955, Jackson, Hinds , Mississippi, USA .
POWELL July 19,
Looking for information on the children of William R. Moss and wife Clara J. Powell. Known children: Anna, Edward, Clarence, Thaddeus and Stella.
William died prior to 1920 as his wife is listed as a widow with three children. When did Clara die and where is she buried?
June 06, 06
Seeking family information on Therone F. Owen of Hinds Co., MS. He resided there in 1850 and 1860 with wife Ann E. Also in the home was Alfred G. Moore, born c1843. How was Alfred G. Moore related? What was the maiden name of Ann? Charles E. Carroll
Seeking information on my two Ford lines that intermarried.
Margaret E. Ford, daughter of Middleton Ford and third wife Martha Owens, was born 1877 in Utica. Margaret married Prentiss Everett Ford, son of Stephen L. Ford and wife Mary Jane Moody. Prentiss was born 1871 in Miss.
Margaret Ford had three sisters as follows: Lizzy Ford Greer; Lou Ford Strong; and Liza Ford Stampley. She also had a brother John.
I've also heard the surname Pickett associated with these Fords, but I'm not sure how they are connected.
I know very little about these Fords and would appreciate any information on them. I descend from Margaret and Prentiss Ford's daughter.
Catherine Williams Cooper
I am seeking info on the Black Family. The husband would be Joe Black. The wife would be Amelia Black. I am sorry I do not have dates. I have a copy of Obit that list Amelia member of Griffith church and buried in Cedarlawn Cem. no dates. I realize this is difficult but I would appreciate any info. This I believe would Re- Hinds Cnty. Thanks Durward Hall; 9304 Coxboro Dr.; Brentwood, TN 37027
May 15, 2006
Michael Heath was born abt 1826 married Charolette Hughes around 1848 . I am trying to find any information I can on them , never seen them together on a census except in 1860 , new mexico,arizonia .
HELP !! Any information on him or the Heath family would be very much appreciated !
Thanks Pam Stringfellow
I am looking for the famly and Parents of a Reuben Nichols who married Martha Touchstone in Copiah Co MS in 1825 but believe they were living in
Hinds Co. This Family moved with my Nichols to Union Co., AR bef 1840. So I would love to correspond with any other Nichols folks not directly descended from Henry Nichols (d.1833)
May 15, 2006
Looking for descendants of Elisha D. JONES and Caroline GILBERT, who married Dec 30, 1840 in Carroll Co MS prior to moving to Hinds Co.
Elisha D. JONES
b. c1810 MD
Caroline GILBERT b. abt1828 in either MD or KY, d. after 188
children: Elijah E. Jones (m. Hellen Newsom),
William C. Jones (m. Gracy A. Decell)
Thomas Jones (m. Mary A. Neagle)
Robert W. Jones ( m. Ruth Ann Lowe)
Sina A. Jones (m. W. F. Loper)
Mary E. Jones ( m. W. C. Smith)
Henry Jones ( m. Rosa Lee Howell)
My name is Elizabeth and I am trying to locate a baptismal record for my great aunt Mary Ann Dalton (Sister Mary Thecla Dalton) who was baptised in the city of Jackson in January 1879 she was born November 13, 1878 in Hinds County, her parents were Robert Dalton and Mary Manion. I have reason to believe her father may have used his middle name ? instead of Robert. I can't find any records on Robert Dalton prior to1880. Hoping to learn Mary Ann Daltons fathers whole name. Any help would be very very appreciated !!! THANK YOU. Elizabeth
I am looking for information about the Benjamin Ritchey family which was in Hinds County in the mid-1800's to early 1900's. He reportedly owned a plantation. He was the father of Nathaniel Anderson Ritchey,
my grandfather who was born in 1872. The family moved to Texas and remained there.
I am looking for info on my grandfather Thomas Roger Clifford who lived in Jackson , Miss. in 1930.He immigrated to Maine in 1917 or 1918 from England. He was married to Rosa in 1925 .
Anything you could add would be very helpful . Thank you , Janet Sloan
MCGRUDER, WOOD(S), BRUSSEL / BRUSSELL
April 9, 2006
I am a descendant of PeterField Jefferson born about 1848 in Hinds County, MS to the parents of PeterField Jefferson and Elizabeth Howard McGruder Jefferson. PeterField Jefferson b. abt 1848 married first Laura Wood and they had a child, named Mead Jefferson. Laura died when Mead a infant. At some point and time after death of Laura Wood/Woods Jefferson PeterField married second, Emma Jane H. Bussell/Brussell and they had three children. William MaGruder Jeffeson born Dec. 1883 and twins, Claude and Maude Jefferson born Dec. 24, 1885 in Locksburg, AR.
I have been unable to find PeterField Jefferson as an adult with marriage to Laura or Emma or dates as when. This has been a brick wall for me going on now two years. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Vicki Jefferson Urbaniak
April 4, 2006
Joseph Pruitt Sr (1798 VA - 1864 MS)
Martha Hensley Pruitt (1797 GA - 1840 MS)
Joseph J. Pruitt Jr (1829 GA - 186? ?)
Lucy Wilkins Hurd Pruitt (1855 MS - 1919 MS)
Jinny Wilkins Pruitt (1859 MS - ??)
Martha is wife of Joseph Sr. Jinny and Lucy are first and second wife of Joseph J Pruitt III. Joseph J Pruitt Jr is son of Joseph Sr and Martha Hensley.
All lived in Union and Pontotoc Co MS. Searching for all their graves. I understand most are buried near Clinton, Wallerville and New Albany, MS. But cant locate there graves. May be unmarked in old cemeteries or on private land. So am hoping some local residents of the above towns will know something and contact me. As well as any others who may have information. I have much info on this family, will trade information. Am a Pruitt descendant. Bob Nelson
HUMPHREYS, DAVIS March
I am trying to find information on our grgrandmother, Mattie Booth (1)White (2) Humphreys (3) Davis. Mattie was born 1861. He was on the 1900 census Desoto Co. Ms. listed with Robert White b.1845 and some of her children. I don't know it Robert White died, but she married W. A. Humphreys in 1902 and them married Ollie/Allie Davis in 1909. On lthe 1910 Desoto Co. Ms. census she listed with Ollie Davis and two of her sons. On the 1920 census she is listed in Hernando, Desoto co. Ms.as Mattie White and had two sons living with her. In April 1923 our grandfather, Floyd White, died in Memphis Tn. Hospital. We found his death certificate and found out what her maiden name was. We have not been able to find her parents or siblings . any help with this would be so appreciated. Also, I would love to find a death date for grgrandfather Wm. Robert "Bob" White. Born 1845 Ms. not sure when he died, possibly the early 1900's. HIs parents were Caney White and Sarah Filgo? Margaret White
I know that both of these people were born in Ireland. Anns last name was CAREY and I am trying to connect her to my gggrandfather, who also came from Ireland. They both ended up in Illinois BOISD'ARC TOWNSHIP,MONTGOMERY COUNTY. Later to become FARMERSVILLE IL. She married JAMES COEN. Thanks PAT CAREY (Patricia Eichstaedt)
February 16, 2006
Looking for parents of George Henry Harrison, born January 16, 1902 came from around Jackson, MS area. Sandy Moore
I am looking for descendants of Augustus Sims and Thomas Sims from an area called Newman/Auburn now called Edwards. Valerie Swan
A james and Martha (Pleasant) Stewart had the following children: Ethel, Myra, Williw,Ollie, James R.Jr.,Victorine and Elizabeth all born in the 1880's. Would like to share family information. firstname.lastname@example.org
February 11, 2006
Would like to exchange informationon the Funchess/Pope and Sims Lines. E-Mail
I am looking for the parents of William M. Graham who (according to 1880 and 1870 census) was born 1842 in Georgia. His parents are listed as born in South Carolina. He married my Great aunt, Mary J. Simpson, born 1849 SC, about 1870/1871. I cannot find William Graham anywhere in the 1860 census. In a book, "History of Old Pendleton District w/Genealogies of Lead Families" it states that Mary J. Simpson married William Graham of Mississippi. It further states they had children: Bessie, Bertie and Genella.
1880 census of Hinds County, Bolton Depot, Mississippi
Wm M. Graham, Male, W, 38, Born, GA, mother & father born SC, Occ: Mayor; Mary J. Graham, wife, Female, W, 31, born SC, Mother & father born SC, Annie B. Graham, age 8, born MS, Bertie, age 2, born MS. I feel confident this is the correct family as next door to this family is R. Augustus Simpson (Marys brother) with his wife, Maggie J., son, William and son, Paul A.
1900 census of Hinds County, Bolton, Mississippi:
Bessie Graham, Head, W, F, Feb. 1873, Born Mississippi, Mother and Father born Georgia, David Graham, brother, W, M, Feb. 1883, born Mississippi, Mother & Father born Georgia.
Next to this family is T. O. Farr head, wife Birdie, age 21 Mother and Father born Georgia, son Oscar. I believe this to be Birdie (Bertie Graham).
1910 census of Hinds County, Bolton, Mississippi:
Dwelling #29: D. W. Graham, male age 27, married 2 years, Lillian, wife, age 23, and D. W. Graham, son age 3 months.
Dwelling #48: Oscar Farr, age 38, wife Bertie, age 27, Graham son age 10, and Malcolm son age 3.
1920 census of Hinds County, Bolton, Mississippi:
#248 Madison Street: David W. Graham, Head Male, age 36, born MS, Father born GA, Mother born SC, wife Lillian Female, age 31, David W. Jr., age 10, son Albert M, sone age 7, Bessie, sister age 46, single.
#247 Madison Street: Thomas Oscar Farr, Head Male, age 49, Birdie H., wife female age 40, Graham, son, age 19 and Malcolm, son, age 13.
Also, my grandfathers name was William Graham Simpson born 1872, SC, and he was called Graham.
If anyone has any information on any of these families, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Thanks .Cynthia
I am trying to locate family history information about my great grandparents; surnames - Morris and Couch, and their children/grandchildren.
My GG grandfather was Joseph Morris. He married (1st) Nancy Couch in the early to mid-1800's in Tennessee, Missouri, or Illinois. Their children were: James Morris, Frank Morris, William Morris, S. Morris, Nancy Morris, Belle Morris.
Joseph Morris married again after his first wife died; second wife's name is unknown. Their son, James Morris, lived in Hardin and Obion Co., Tennessee in the 1890's. He married Nancy Geneva Burcham in Hardin Co., TN in 1893, and they had two daughters; Pearl Morris (1895) and Connie Morris (1899).
James Morris and his family also lived in Dawson Springs, KY c. 1899. Pearl Morris eventually moved to Jackson, Mississippi and was married to someone with the surname Moody. Connie Morris married and lived in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Any information about Joseph and Nancy (Couch) Morris and their children would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kathy
I would very much appreciate a look up for the marriage of James Loggins to_________? Luke or Duke before 1838 in Hinds Co. Ms. He later settled in Madison Co. Ms 1830. He remarried to widow Mary North Sholar, widow of Abner Sholar Dec 05,1838 in Madison Co. Ms.. Her first name could have been Martha or Patsy.
Louise C. DeWitt, Okla. City, Ok
January 9, 2006
Looking for information on an African American family from Edwards by the surname of Turner. The family might have a mixed ancestry of African American, Native American, and Scot. Bettie Darus
HENRY, HUTCHINS, CASTLEBERRY
January 6, 2006
Looking for info on Robert Moses, his 2 wives Martha Ann White & Mahalia Henry. Would like to know full death date for all & where they are buried. He died aft. 1880.
Also I need all of their children & info on them. The only 2 kids I have is my 2nd great grandfather, James Calhoun/Calhoon & Rueben. Was Robert b. in Ga. or Miss?
Where was James Calhoun born? Was it Hinds?
Also trying to find info on James O. Hutchins & wife Susan/Susanna Castleberry. I need all of their info & all of their children besides Robert Moses. Also parents for James O. & Susan.
Was Robert Moses in the 19th Reg. Miss Inf?
Also did he own a plantation called Hutchins Bend or was it located there? I had been told the plantation was burned by the Union Soldiers. Also I had been told one of his sons died during the war. On the 1880 census has a William Reed living with him & 2nd wife. Does anyone know if William was related? Karen Crisman
January 4, 2006
Searching for grave site of Franklin H.. Coney. Heis my GG>Grandfather he served with Monroe Quinn. 39th division organized in Jackson Ms. Please contact if have any information. Thank you Very much, Bette Rovolis
January 2, 2006
William A. Prentiss was b. c. 1814 in NY and moved to Hinds Co., MS by 1838 and Greene Co., MS by 1849 where he died. He m. Mary Rainey.
Seeking information about their roots and their descendants. Contact email@example.com
December 27, 2005
My Grand Father Jake William Baker was born January 18, 1876, Utica, Hinds county Ms. We do not know who his parents were, he did tell his youngest daughter he was reared by someone called aunt Sukie, He did have half brothers, and supposedly they are buried at Baker Cemetery, Utica, Hinds Co ms. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have been searching for over 9 years for him--
Thanks, Helen Arnold
November 4, 2005
Looking for ancestral/genealogy information on George Henry Harrison, born January 16, 1902. Was told that he ran away from home when he was around 14 years old. Family member said he heard him say once he was from around south of Jackson, Mississippi. If anyone has access to census records or other researched documents would love to hear from you. Sandy Moore
CARTER, TAYLOR, BREWER
September 9, 2005
Alexander CARTER married Darcus TAYLOR in Hinds Co in Hinds Co in 1831. His father was Thomas CARTER who died 1855 and is buried in Copiah Co.
Darcus's father was Thomas B Taylor and her mother was Olivia BREWER, daughter of George BREWER of Hinds Co. Thomas B TAYLOR moved to TX about 1836. George BREWER probably died in Hinds Co, but a lot of the BREWERs moved to TX also around 1840. Alexander and Darcus TAYLOR CARTER moved to TX about 1854.
I would love to exchange information with anyone about the above families. They had some connection to the WADE and STOVALL families, also.
Ellen M Crawford
SIMS, ANDERSON September
I am researching the family of Augustus Sims and Isabella Anderson Sims. They lived in the Auburn/Newman/Edwards area of Hinds County 1840-1907. Augustus
was born to a slave but his father was white. I am trying to find the names of his parents. My research has hit a "brick wall." There is no 1870 census for the Auburn PO. I checked the original Hinds County book at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Augustus had at least one sister Elmira Sims Bolling.
I am looking for any other "half" siblings Augustus may have had. My grandmother told me that she was in town with her father once and saw her father nod and acknowledge a man she believed was her father's white brother. My grandmother also said that we are of Scottish decent. At his death Augustus left an estate that included 500 acres along the Big Black River, a store that had the mason lodge on the second floor and a cotton gin. I am looking for help to include a tartan with the kinte cloth in my family quilt.
September 9, 2005
I'm looking for information about the Maddox family. My great-great grandmother Jane Maddox appears in the 1870 US Federal Census for Hinds County. The family consists of her sons Basil, Jesse, John, and William R. Maddox (my great grandfather). Two others, Jane Brown and Mary Slater (or possibly Hates?), also appear with the family.
Basil and Jessie Maddox, along with their respective families, show up in the 1880 US Federal Census for Hinds County. Basil lives in the Forrest (sic) Hill Precinct and Jessie lives in the Byram and Terry District. Any information about this family would be appreciated. Additionally, when I look up Forest Hill on Mapquest, I notice a road called Maddox Rd. Does anyone know the genesis or origin of this street name? Thanks in advance for your assistance. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching the Henderson families, and all families that married into the Hendersons, that lived in Hinds County in the early 1800s. Sandi
August 1, 2005
My query is in regard to the relation of John, Benjamin (of Madison County), and Harry Long. I have a few legal records in which they appear to be related, but no relations are spelled out. The Morman website does give a detailed pedigree for Harry Long. His widow remarried John B. Steger and moved to Harrison Co, TX. I descend from John Long who died intestate in about 184ish. He married Elizabeth Shaw daughter of Duncan & Mary in Hinds. Elizabeth remarried Rev. Lewis Hemphill. Reportedly my John Long was born in Indiana and was a junior.
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MILLER, MCGOWAN, BUSH, HICKMAN, HUFF, AND
HARPER., Boyte, Wilkinson, Smith, Wardell and Tadlock
March 17, 2005
My Research has reached a BRICKWALL in my search about my Great Grandfather, William James Miller,
Therefore; I am researching the following:
William James Miller, born 1827, married Margaret McGowan on 28 October 1847 in Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi. Listed in 1850 Hinds County, Census with Wife, Maria, and two sons, John T. (My grandfather, born 1849), and William R. (age 3 months at time of census, no further information on him). No further data found on him. Apparently, he either died between 1850 and 1860 because he is not listed on the 1860 Census. It is possible that he divorced Margaret and moved to another county or state.
Note: A John Miller born in Virginia and Elizabeth (last name unknown), was found on the 1850 Census, and I am now researching John as a possible connection to William James.
Margaret McGowan, born ca 1828, possibly in
Monroe County, Mississippi. She married William James Miller on 28
October 1847. She was listed on the Hinds County Mississippi Census with
William James Miller as Head of Household. She was listed as wife,
Maria, and two sons, John Thomas and (My grandfather, born 1849), and William
R. (age 3 months at time of census, no further information on him). Later
Census indicate that she was the mother of four sons, John T.; William
R. Born 1850; Thomas born ca 1852 and Robert, born ca 1853.
Note: I have found a James Miller listed as the son of William James and
Margaret Miller, but cannot confirm the accuracy. Margaret was the daughter
of John Wesley McGowan and Elizabeth (Keziah?). John Wesley was born
ca 1801 in Georgia and died ca 1855 in Hinds County, Mississippi, and Elizabeth
was born ca 1811 in South Carolina and died in May 1863 in Hinds County,
Mississippi. I do not know where any of the McGowans were buried.
ossibly in Hinds County, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi.
John Thomas, was born ca 1849 in Raymond (?),
Hinds County, Mississippi and died 5 July 1929 in Sylvarena, Copiah County,
Mississippi. He was buried in th Sylvarena Baptist Church Cemetery,
of which he was a member. He married first, Sarah L. (Mattie) Bush,
on 6 February 1873, the daughter of Albert Bush and Nancy Rogers.
Mattie was born ca 1856. He married Second, Laura Frances Hickman
on 12 January 1879 in Copiah County, Mississippi. She died 10 February
1944 in The Beauvoir, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi. She was
85 years old.
She was the daughter of Francis Marion Hickman and Mary Masa Organ Harper. Francis Marion Hickman served in Company Bm 36th Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War. He was killed during the conflict.
I have no further information on the sons of William James and Margaret other than the census information stated above.
Sarah L. (Mattie) Bush, on 6 February 1873, the daughter of Albert Bush and Nancy Rogers. Mattie was born ca 1856. No further data is available
Laura Francis Hickman on 12 January 1879 in Copiah County, Mississippi. She died 10 February 1944 in The Beauvoir, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi. She was 85 years old.
John Robert Miller, son of John Thomas and Mattie Bush, was born 24 August 1873 in Georgetown, Simpson County, Mississippi. He died 10 June 1955 in Hinds County, Mississippi and is buried in Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi. He married Sarah Elizabeth (Betsy) Huff on 26 march 1899 in Lincoln County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Bernard Huff and Sarah Wilkinson. She was born 8 October 1880 in Scott County, Mississippi and died 18 January 1955 in Temple Hospital, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi. John Robert was a Veteran of the Spanish American War.
Ida Miller, was the daughter of John Thomas and Mattie Bush. She was born 30 May 1874 and died 12 July 1950 in Boyte Town, Lincoln County, Mississippi. She married Henry Byte on 12 January 1895 in Boyte Town, Lincoln County, Mississippi. She was buried in Union Cemetery, Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi.
Andrew Walter Miller,Senior, Son of John Thomas Miller and Laura Francis Hickman, was born 17 August 1879, in Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi He married Mary Roberta Wilkinson on 20 November 1910 in Franklin County, Mississippi. She was born 20 November 1890 in Franklin County, Mississippi. Andrew Walter and Mary Roberta Wilkinson were buried in Cederlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi. Mary Roberta was the daughter of James Malcolm Burton Wilkinson and Cora Ann Smith
Andrew Walter Miller, Junior, Son of Andrew
Walter Miller Senior and Mary Roberta Wilkinson. He was born 23 December
1922 in Quintin, Franklin County, Mississippi, He married Mildred (Millie)
Wardell, daughter of Karl Thomas Wardell and Maggie Bell Tadlock..
March 13, 2005
I am trying to locate any desendants of Seaton & California Wingate Wade. They were main Hinds Co June 12,1870. Seaton b 1842 / d 9-6-1883 "Callie" b4-7-1852 / d 12-21-1882. They had 4 children Walter b 1872 / Mary b 1874 / George b 1876 7 Looda /Loda b 1878. We do not know where they were buried or what little village they lived in. Any help would be appreciated. We desend from her brother Percus Dolman aka John Robert Wingate.
Billie Wingate Nacogdoches Texas
HAWK - HARDIMAN - WORSHAM
March 3, 2005
I am researching John F. Hawk b 1867 Giles Co., TN and his families. John married 1st 1893 Misseniah Ann "Missie" Worsham in Giles Co., TN. Missie was reported to have passed away 30 Oct 1907 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS. Children of John and Missie all born in Tennessee were Katie b abt 1894, Betty V b abt 1897, possibly Melva b abt 1900, and Freeman b abt 1906. John's parents were John Theophilus and Mary Louisa Hardiman Hawk.
John F. Hawk is back in Giles Co., TN for the 1910 Census with a new wife Amanda b in MS abt 1887. They were probably married about 1909 in Hinds Co., Mississippi.
John F. Hawk and Amanda have returned to Hinds Co., MS for the 1920 Census. John, Amanda, and Freeman are listed in Jackson Township 5 Beat 5. I cannot find John, Freeman, or Amanda Hawk in any 1930 census.
If it is possible I would like to find the Cemetery where Missie is buried. Did John die before the 1930 census? If he died is he in the same cemetery as Missie? Did Amanda Hawk remarry between 1920 and 1930? Where do I write to obtain this information? I would also like to find Amanda's maiden name and the date of their marriage.
My family recently discovered an Album where dates of marriages, births, and deaths were documented. These entries were made by several generations of family members starting about 1840. John F. Hawk made an entry in the Album probably about 1885 giving his date of birth, and then wrote "When This You See Remember Me". If we can find John's gravesite my family would like to honor his request to be remembered. Joe Hardiman
Searching for information on Emma Moore, born 1869 Hinds County and Clara A.Moore, born 1871 Hinds County, daughters of Alfred G. Moore and Amanda Pittman. Both were listed in the 1880 census.
Charles E. Carroll
I am trying to locate the parents and siblings
of my GGG grandfather John Bolton (born about 1806 SC). He moved
to Georgia (1830-1835), Alabama (1838-1866) and to Mississippi (1866-1870).
He died and is buried in Hinds County (Clinton). He is buried by his grand
daughter Anna Bell Bolton in the Clinton Cem. He was married to Ferraby
Ann Parker Talley and they had the following Children: Sylvester
P., Elizabeth Jane , John Wesley, Wade Austin, James A, George Neal, Nancy
V, and Margaret Lucinda .
After John's death in 1868 or 1865, Ferraby Ann and the children moved to Rusk County, TX. Glenda
I am trying to find 1849
of Intention/Naturalization information for
my gggrandfather, Solomon Harris.
Information from the Index to Naturalization Records, Mississippi
courts, 1798-1906 includes Proceeding, Date, Court, Volume and Page.
I have not find any film for the record book volume in the Family History
Library Catalog. NARA does not have it either. I have also contacted
the Circuit Court for Jackson and Raymond and the Historical Archives.
Neither have the book.
Do you know where I might be able to locate the book or film? Sue Davis
January 19, 2005
My ancestors were a Gabriel Graham & an Elizabeth Terry, married in Wilkinson County, MS in 1818 (he was 28, she was 18 at the time). They had moved to Hinds County by 1830, where they probably lived out the remainder of their years. They apparently had Graham kinfolk in the area (Hinds), but I'd like to know exactly how Gabriel was related to them. One person in particular was a Hugh "Fate" Graham, born in Hinds County around 1835. I think he became a pastor sometime during his life. There were others in the area that had been part of a "Scottish caravan" traveling from North & South Carolina toward that area in 1815, and I wanted to see whether or not anybody knows if Gabriel was part of that. Will someone help me? Steve J. Canton, Arlington, TX
January 14, 2005
I am wondering if anyone has any information on the Coopers in the 1830-1860 range. By 1870 there are only two white Cooper families, and tons of colored and mulatto.
I was wondering if any one has any further data on the DOLAN family. I believe Mary was a sister of Captain James E. BURKE. I'm listing his obituary (see Obits). I would be very grateful to anyone who can help me prove or disprove my belief. I am willing to share information on BURKE and connections families. At this time, I know nothing more on the surname DOLAN.
1880 Mississippi Census, Hinds County, Town of Raymond, Family History Library Film 1254649 NA Film # T9-0649 Page 331D
DOLAN, P. J., Head, 44 yrs old, IRE IRE, Merchant & Farmer
DOLAN, Mary, wife, 48 yrs old, IRE IRE IRE, House Keeper
CANADA, Emma, Step dau., 17yrs old, IA, IRE IRE
WALLACE, Mosura, other, black, 14yrs old, MS MS MS, Cook
Judi from Illinois
November 2, 2004
I am researching the family of George Wallace Fraser, am coming up with more and more unanswered questions, and hope someone out there can help me.
George Wallace was born in Jackson, MS, on February 9, 1878 and from what I understand, the family may already have had a long history there.
George married a lady named Margretta and they had three daughters (Annye V., Margretta and Loraine), all of whom were born in MS. The family came to TX about 1919.
I know that Loraine and her husband, Jack ELLINGSON, had a daughter by the name of Georgia, who was married to - I believe - George Frazier. Back in the 1980s when Loraine died, Georgia was reported in the obituary as residing in Jackson with her husband and two children. Annye V. was married twice and died without issue, and I am not sure about Margretta.
If anyone knows anything of this family, PLEASE
get in touch. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Searching for parents and siblings of John
and Ferraby Ann. (Don't know if Parker or
Talley is Ferraby Ann's maiden name) (Phoebe ?) John was born abt 1806-SC.
Ferraby was born about 1804 in Greene Cty, GA. They married and moved
to Macon County Alabama from 1838-1866 and then to Hinds County, MS from
1866-1870. John died abt 1868 and is buried in Clinton MS.
They had the following children: Sylvester Parker(married Johnnie
R. Morrow), Elizabeth Jane( married David R. Bradley), John Wesley(married
Susan Jane Willingham), Wade Austin(married Mary Manerva Foote Darby),James
A.(, married a Morris)George Neal(married Lucinda Peters), Nancy( married
Bill Talley) and Margaret Lucinda (married George Rouse) .
After John's death Ferraby Ann and children moved to Henderson, Rusk Cty,
TX abt 1871. Contact
October 17, 2004
My Uncle John Laughlin Goodwin was born c.1854 in Marlboro County, SC, his family migrated to Hinds County, MS. He died in 1894 in Homochito
Plantation in Issaquena County , MS. He married Lelia Lafayette ______ and they had 4 children Ethel, Leon, Irma/Erma and Leon. She was on the
census in 1900 in Mayersville [called Fatia Rogan there] as head of household, a hotel keeper and married 4 years. She had children Irma and
Leon Goodwin living with her and sons Charly and Marvin Rogan ages 3 and 1 respectively. More information was given in the probate records of
John L. Goodwin's father on the Goodwin children.
Isaac D. HARTZOG b. May 1841 MS was on the census in 1900 in Mayersville, Issquena Co. with wife CELESTE born Aug 1845 SC and children John G. b. Nov. 1867 and wife Virginia E. In 1880 census they had children Annie [I found married George Herrington, they had a son Earle in 1900], other children Laurin [male] and Isaac along with John G.
CELESTE maiden name was GOODWIN, a sister to JOHN LAUGHLIN GOODWIN above. I know she died between 1900 and 1905 according to their
father's probate records.
I would appreciate any information on any of these people and information on the plantations location. Thanks, Gladys Goodwin
August 24, 2004
Looking for info for Robert Moses Hutchins & family on the 1880 census for Brownsville, Hinds County. would like all the info written on the census.
August 6, 2004
Looking for information on John Stewart and Margaret Anderson who married 25 Apr 1832 in Hinds County, MS Would like information regarding their parents and children. 1900 Census states Margaret had six children, I have documentation of 4 - Sarah Stewart b. 1836, Martha Ann Stewart b. 1837, Rebecca b. 1842, and Mary b. 1845. They moved from Hinds to Fayette, Texas. Kathy Domgaard
I am looking for birth and death dates, place of burial and the names of the parents of Alice Finch. I show she married Henry Clifton Mize on 30 Jan, 1876 in Rankin County. In the 1880 Smith County census she is living with Henry C. and his parents, Henry and Ann C. Henry C died in 1898 and in the 1900 Smith county census she is living with her four children, Walter, William, Alonzo, and Viola. In the 1920 census she is in Warren County with her son, W.H. I believe she moved back to her home in Jackson around 1928. I would appreciate any information anyone has on her. Kitty Anding
July 18, 2004
I am looking for any information that anyone in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS might have on Joe Pate Johnson. He was born in Lenox, Dyer County, TN to Ocie Johnson and Mary Etta Pate Johnson. His grandparents were May Etta Roane and Silas Johnson of TN. Joe's wife's name was Virginia Richardson. I believe that Joe was born Dec. 31, 1918 and died March 1986 in Jackson. His wife, if I am correct, was born 17 Dec. 1923 and died 18 Apr. 1997.
If anyone has an obituary or a place of burial or if anyone knows if they had children I would appreciate any information.Thank you. Ann Ragsdale
I am seeking information on the family
of JOHN WISE born Abt. 1778 and died in Utica
on January 13, 1840. Married to JUDITH ANN LACEY. Died July
27 1867 in Utica. Both are buried in the old Wise Cemetery on west
maim st. near Hudson Dr.
June 14, 2004
I'm researching the McNeill and Goodwin families who lived in and around Raymond and Bolton. Between 1854 and 1860, the members of these two families came to Hinds County from Marlboro Co., SC and various counties in North Carolina, including Richmond Co., Robeson Co., and Cumberland Co.
These families were: John and Virginia Stubbs McNeill (my gg-grandparents), Neal and Emily Goodwin McNeill, Duncan and Permelia Goodwin Wright, William McNeill, Jr., William McNeill, Sr., Daniel and Nancy McCranie McNeill, Francis Gilliespie and Elizabeth Easterling Goodwin, and John and Ann McLaurin Goodwin.
John and Virginia settled four or five miles outside of Raymond. After the Civil War, they moved into Raymond. They had five children. I do not know where John and Virginia are buried.
Neal and Emily Goodwin McNeill built and lived in a house they called "Rosewood". They had 13 or 14 children. Neal and Emily are buried at Reeves Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.
William McNeill, Jr. died soon after moving to Hinds Co. He spelled his name, "McNeal" and is buried in Bolton Town Cemetery. I believe he married Rachel McLaurin.
Daniel and Nancy McCranie McNeill lived in Bolton and spelled their surname, "McNeal". Nancy and several of Daniel and Nancy's children are buried in Bolton Town Cemetery. One of their sons, Neal W., served with the 18th MS Infantry during the Civil War and was killed during the Seven Days Battle in Virginia. After the Civil War, Daniel served as a justice of the peace in Bolton. During their migration to Hinds County, Daniel kept a journal. I've only heard about the contents of the journal, but I would love to see a copy of it.
Elizabeth Easterling Goodwin died soon after moving to Hinds Co. Her husband, Francis Gillespie (Frank), married again - to Ann Mylissa Gray. Frank and Ann Mylissa are also my gg-grandparents. Frank served during the Civil War, but was killed in 1866 by an "accidental" shooting. He is buried in Raymond Town Cemetery.
I have a website with more McNeill and Goodwin information on it, including dates. The address is: http://home.earthlink.net/~dfletcher10/mcneill2.html
Danyelle McNeill Fletcher
Researching these families found on the 1860 Hinds County Census
Noah Hinton Thompson and Sara Eliza Speller Thompson
Hinds County, MS
Real Estate Personal Prop.
#457 N.H. Thompson 48 M farmer 30,000 114,286 NC
S.E. (Sarah Eliza) 44 F NC
M.E. 20(?) F
S.E. 14 F
Wm. 10 M
W 8 M
L 6 F
Hinds County, MS Slave Schedule:
THOMPSON, N. H., Home Place, 53 slaves page 212B
THOMPSON, N. H., Henry Place 52 slaves page 212B
As N H Thompson Sr and N H Thompson Jr , father ans son lived side by side on plantations at this time (1860)
I do not know which of these places, Home and Henry, belonged to which man.
Hinds County, MS
Real estate personal
# 459 Noah Hinton Thompson Jr M 23 Farmer 15,000 25,820 NC
F.E. (Florida Elizabeth) F 19 NC
F.E (Florida Elizabeth) F 2 MS
A.L. (Annie Lee) F 1 MS
Rose Thompson Denson
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