Issaquena Old Queries:

Susan Rhodes

I am searching for descendants of Michael and Nannie (Rhodes) GOODWIN.They had a daughter, Elizabeth, b. 1897.  They lived in Mayersville around 1920, and Nannie was b. in Lake Providence, LA, where I believe they met and married.  Nannie was the daughter of Thomas B. Rhodes and Medora Taylor Rhodes.  According to the 1900 U.S. Census, Lake
Providence, Louisiana, Michael Goodwin was black.

Stacy Childress


Sandra Freeman  Thurs. Dec 17,1998
Seeking information on Earnest V. DAVENPORT, b. ca 1890, murdered in Grace, MS in ISSAQUENA CO 29 May 1923.  He was the son of David DAVENPORT and Laura Lee PATTERSON.  I was told Port Gibson newspapers burned.  Was there an Issaquena newspaper in 1923 in the Grace area?

Chip Russ    Sun Oct 10, 1998

Can anyone tell me where Sylvania Landing is on the Mississippi River in Issaquena County. It was a name used in the 1850's

Fields   Sun  Sept 20, 1998

Searching for information on Laura and Henry FIELDS who lived in Issaquena County before the turn of the century through about the 1920's. Laura is reputed to have been Cherokee and Henry was black.

John Chavis Wed   July 15 07:04  1998
I am looking for information on the CHAVIS family of ISSAQUENA CO.
Records indicate that Lucy Ann Rebecca CHAVIS married J.W. CURD on 11
June 1876. Also, Thomas CHAVIS married Mariah WILLIAMS on 2 Dec 1874. I
feel these two people are probably related to my Chavis ancestors in
neighboring counties.

Alton Coalter Mon Sep 2 13:00:52 1996
William Mills m. Charlotte ???, had children: William Jr., James, and Olivia. This family lived in Yazoo and Issaquena counties in the mid-1800's. Olivia m. John Coalter, son of Judge George Coalter of Vicksburg. John and Olivia had many ch. Need any data possible on the Mills family. Please be careful: there was at least one other Wm. Mills in this location at this time. Sat Sep 21 07:28:29 1996
Searching for COALTER and MILLS, Issaquena and Yazoo Co., MS in the mid-1800's. William and Charlotte Mills had daughter Olivia Mills who m. John Coalter, my g-g-grandfather. They lived in these two counties from ca. 1835 to 1860's when they died. Many offspring still live in the area. Please contact me with any data that might possibly connect.

Evelyn Tue Sep 24 17:39:09 1996
Am looking for any information on John J. BOWIE in Issaquena in the 1840s or 1850s.
Sat Sep 28 18:15:22 1996
Need ANY info on John J. BOWIE husband of America Ann WATKINS. They are shown on the 1850 Issaquena Co. Census. He was 63, she was 51. Think he died around 1853.

Judy Roberts Sat Sep 28 08:47:21 1996
My great grandmother; Frances Missouri HARDIN/HARDING was supposedly born Feb 13, 1860 in Eupora, Mississippi. Her parents were listed in subsequent census records by her, as being born in Al. However we have never been able to find out her parents names. She is suppose to have a sister Lizzie and a sister Ann. In about 1877 she married Willis Nathaniel WOFFORD who was from Choctaw Co. Ms. They had my grandmother in Attala Co. Ms. in Aug. 1878. I have not been able to find her in census records with any parents in 1860 or 1870. By 1880 she is living with W.N. Wofford. Does anyone have a Lizzie or Ann Hardin/Harding born Alabama, Miss. around the 1855-1865 time frame, give or take? I know Francis Missouri Hardin/Harding md a John Flether CARROLL in Ms. after Mr. Wofford died. Had 3or 4 more children, moved to Texas and died here in 1930. However she left no death certificate to trace parentage. Any help greatly appreciated.

Sandra Walker Sat Nov 23 07:08:23 1996 Searching for descendents of Andrew READ and wife, Mary Hiskins READ, who settled in Paulding, MS in the 1830-40's after coming to the states from England. My husband is descendent of their son, John READ who married Annie Myers and moved to the MS coast. Other children known to be Mary, Edwin Samuel, Elizabeth, Unity, Daniel Andrew, Richard Mills, and Pauline. Interested in corresponding with any and all READ descendents and exchange of information.

Susan Sat Jan 18 10:17:53 1997 CONNER, TILLMAN AND LEE are the surnames I am researching. My G Grandfather was born in ISSAQUENA CTY, Miss 15 June 1886. His father was (?) John a possible law officer in the area. Mother Mattie Mariah TILLMAN. Her family is reported to be prominent in the state. John was bushwacked shortly prior to or following the birth of son Lawrance Tillman Conner in 1886 Mattie remaried John D Lee soon after. The Conners family may have had a daughter also just older than LT her name would be Anne. Mattie M Tillmans father was Thomas Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Martha Williams Mon Jan 0 07:54:23 1997 I am searching for the descendants or any person who knows any thing about Frank CRAYTON b. 1856, d.1921, who lived in, Mayersville, Mississippi, Issaqueana County. He was also called Papa Frank. He had two wives. Ella, and then Paulina WILSON. He was known as part Black Foot Indian. It was known that his mother was a Black Foot, and it is assumed that his father was a black man. He was the owner of a farm in Mayersville, MS. He had many children, some reports state between 12 & 22. I am in need of the names, and the places of birth of his parents. He had a brother Bob Crayton who resided in Yazoo City, MS during the late 1800's early 1900's. If you have any information please contact Martha Williams, great granddaughter. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Pat Lee Mon Feb 3 20:34:25 1997 Hi, Do you have a marriage license for Charles C. Speed and Ruby Lee Christie about 1945? Also any divorce papers. Thank You

James Ricketts Sun Feb 9 13:19:08 1997 Chickashaw Co Ricketts please contacr me for information on Ricketts Ancestors and exchanging data. Sun Feb 9 14:42:52 1997 I need help locating Ancestors RICKETTS in Mississippi UNKNOWN COUNTIES. I will exchange data.

Rita Jones Thu Feb 13 08:36:22 1997 Looking for information on Smith SCROGGINS family who were in Corinth, Mississippi in the 1860's. He was in the Miss. volunteers CSA in Civil War. Killed in Battle of Chickamauga, GA in 1863. Left a widow and 5 children, had a brother named Abner.Smith's wife was Ellender-----. Any information would be appreciated no matter how insignificant. Thank you.

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 10:37:21 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?) Mississippi" when asking about a Higgins' background. We always respond that we are decended from the seventh brother Higgins. 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?

Alison Barnes Thur Apr 24 22:00:00 1997 I am seeking information the BARNES and SMITH families in Mayersville and also information on Mary McClain from Lake Village, Ark. who married John ADAMS.

SWTesh Tues Sept 16 14:44:28 1997 My G-G-Grandfather, Samuel LEIST owned Mound View Plantation is Issaquena County, MS, where the Little Sumflower River and the Yazoo River meet at the edge of the Delta National Forest. I have his passport (Swiss) where his father Jacques LEIST and moter Marie REBER along with many siblings immigrated to this country in 1846. I am fortunate enough to have pictures of him and his plandation, but do not know any information regarding siblings, Jacques, Jr., Marie, Elizabeth, Catherine. I do not know anything of his father Jacques or mother Marie or how they ended up in Mississippi. As many other people, I am intensely interested in knowing as much about my father's family as possible. For anyone interested I do have a complete family tree of Samuel LEIST and all the children he had, which were many. I am new to this pursuit, so I don't know what to do next.

Dave Thompson Sun Nov 23 23:14:24 1997 THOMPSON, TATE, FORESHEE, ROSS, McCLURGE, HIGGENBOTHAM Searching for the family of ELISHA MONROE THOMPSON, son of David Sherrell and Mary Brower Thompson. Elisha was born 15 JUN 1848 or 1847 in Winston County, MS and died Nov 1903. He married three times, lived in the MS Delta area, perhaps after the death of his first wife. We believe she was was MARY ANN TATE, whom he married 13 NOV 1874 or 1884 in Yalobusha County. In the 1880 Federal Census of Yalobusha Co., Monroe's wife's name is Jennie. He had seven children, of which we have only five with names: Thomas M., Lillie, Dewey, Floyd or David and Fannie. The other two married a Gaither FORESHEE and a Vara ROSS. Fannie married A. J. "Bill" McCLURGE of Smyner, MS. They had three children: Alton, David & Myrtle who married a HIGGENBOTHAM and lived in Greenwood, MS. Any info on this family will be greatly appreciated. Dave Thompson at or

Sandra Freeman Sat, 03 Oct 1998 21:00:08 1998 DAVENPORT, PATTERSON
Seeking information on Earnest V. DAVENPORT, b. ca 1890, murdered in Grace, MS in ISSAQUENA CO 29 May 1923.  He was the son of David DAVENPORT and Laura Lee PATTERSON.  I was told Port Gibson newspapers burned.  Was there an Issaquena newspaper in 1923 in the Grace area?

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