LEGGETT - Information on Col.(?) William Leggett, father of Benjamin Wright Leggett, who was at one time Constable in Magnolia, MS, and is buried in Pike County in a family plot near Magnolia. He is my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather on my mothers side. I have read in one place that he came to Missippi in 1807 frome Georgia, through North Carolina and Virginia. Another place said he came through Kentucky. It is thought that he is a Revolutionary War veteran, but I belive he would not be old enough since his son was born in 1815.
CASTON, TURNER - I am trying to find information on my GGrandfather, William Aaron CASTON, b. 1854, Amite Co., MS., d. 1901. m.1st, Mary Ella TURNER & had 4 children, m.2nd, my GGrandmother, Mattie BALES, b. Pike Co., MS. They had 7 children, among them my Grandmother, Ninna Mae CASTON. I have information on all the children down, but nothing on William Aaron CASTON or his ancestors. If anyone has any info and could share with me, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
RIMES, HOGG - In the mid 1800's Bill Rimes moved to Pike Co. He was married to Nancy Hogg Rimes, and they had five children. I am trying to find out any information on those five children starting with John Rimes Jesse Rimes, Margaret Rimes, Nancy Rimes, Fannie Rimes. I am especially looking for information on John Rimes and his family. Thank You for your help.
BOND, MUSE - Henry BOND and Elizabeth MUSE BOND settled are reported in the notes I have to have settled at Balachitto on "the William Allen place". An 1825 Pike County tax list lists him as living at Baily Chitto. Does anyone recognize these names? Are they locatable today? Thanks.
BREWER - Need information on JOHN BREWER. His dates, parent's name, and parent's dates. His widow, PATIENCE was in Washington Parish, LA in 1830 and 1840 Census. In 1850 PATIENCE was in Pike County, MS with her daughter SARAH SIMMONS and in 1860 she was listed in Pike County with another daughter ANN SMITH.
SMITH - I am searching for the parents of James William SMITH. The family was in Lawrence Co. in 1824 Mr. Smith died before 1830 and Mrs. Smith married Mr. FINNEY by 1831. The children were Eliza SMITH COLLINS b. 1817, James William SMITH b. 1819, Henry B. SMITH b. 1821, Martha SMITH BEARD WHITE b. 1824, and Wellington FINNEY b. 1831. Other known counties lived in are Pike, Jasper, Newton, Clarke, and Jones.
MCGEHEE - I am looking for information about John H. McGeHee born in Amite County in 1822 he married Catherine of Pike County, Ms and had 3 daughter that I know of. One of these was Sydney A. McGeHee born 1844 in Pike County MS (my ancestor). I would like to find out who Johns parents where, the surname of Catherine, and who her parents were. I would like any additional information, such as why they moved to Grayson County,Texas in 1855 or thereabouts. Thanks in advance for any information
JUMPER - Seeking info on descendants of an elusive "MR. JUMPER", who died October 25, 1845 in Pike County, Mississippi. He was a native of South Carolina. What was his given name? Did he have a wife and family. Identified only as "Mr. Jumper" in THE REPUBLICAN (Woodville,Wilkinson County, Mississippi) newspaper, he removed to Wilkinson County about 1820 where he lived until two years before his death. Believe he is a grandson of John Conrad Jumper, a German immigrant who settled near present-day Columbia, SC. Was there a possible relationship between "Mr. Jumper" and Elizabeth JUMPHREYS, who married Lewis A. YARBOROUGH in Wilkinson County in 1837?
WAYLES, BATSON - Looking for parents and family information on Elizabeth Wayles b. 17 Feb 1775 in New Hanover, NC md Thomas Batson Jr b. 8 May 1770, New Hanover, NC on 19 Aug 1791, Washington, GA. Elizabeth died 1834 in Perry Co.,MS. Thomas died 1819 in Pike Co., MS.
VAN - Searching for parents of Lewis/Louis VAN, born 1825, where? Some records say at sea, some say NY, some say Ireland. Lewis/Louis was a wheelright & wagon maker & was one legged due to an accident in the smithy shop. Wife Parthania, maiden name? Children of Lewis/Louis & Parthania VAN all born MS: Albertine, George, Ann Delphian, Floyd Henry Cary (my ancestor), Charles Jackson, James, Thomas Lincoln (twin), Jefferson Davis (twin), Viola, Joseph, Laura Annie, & Katie. 3 of these VAN boys married PHILLIPS girls. Family in Jasper co 1847, Copiah co 1850, Jones co 1853, Pike co 1880, & 1883 Claiborne co.
WILSON, CHAPMAN - My maternal grandfather's parents were Cyrus J. and Rebecca Chapman Wilson. Cyrus was born September 13, 1871 and died May 26, 1958. Rebecca was born April 27, 1873 and died July 12, 1922. They are both buried in Demascus Cemetary in Brookhaven or McComb, Mississippi. I would like to find out information about their parents. Thanks
HUX, WILKINSON, DAVIS - Working on genealogy of the HUX, WILKINSON, DAVIS families of Lincoln County. Trying to locate info on the family of Tom Lester DAVIS who married Frances Mathilda HUX. Trying to locate any info on the family of Mary E Wilkinson who married Ira HUX in 1906 in Lincoln County. Mary's father's name was Samuel and mother was possibly Malissie. Mary was one of approx. six children; only other two know siblings names are Murray and Polly (who married a Buckley and moved to TX). I was told that my greatgreatgrandparents on the WILKINSON and DAVIS lines are supposed to be buried in either Pike or Lincoln Counties. Although I have no hard proof, my understanding from family members is that the WILKINSONS and DAVIS branches were also located in the area of Summit as well as the northeast portion of Pike County (town names unknown-all anyone recalls is that there were "in the rural areas") I would be appreciative of any info anyone knows of or any possible leads. Thank you.
HUX - Trying to locate date of death and/or place of burial for George Andrew HUX believed to be buried in Lawrence County. We believe he died in the 1940's or 1950's but we are not sure if it was in MS or LA - utl dth. cert. He was married to Luveniar HODGES, then Courtney BREWER, then to Floretta ARD. George was born May 24, 1877, at Ruth (Lincoln Co.) MS. Several very nice people have offered leads and suggestions online but so far we are still utl. George has a son and dau.-in-law buried in Tilton United Methodist Church Cemetary- Versie Andrew HUX and Bessie Jane BUCHANNAN. There are still many HUX descendents in Pike County, especially in the McComb and Summit areas.
Any leads or info on George Andrew HUX will be appreciated. I will be glad to share any info I have on this and other families with anyone who sends me a request. Thank you.
McCLOUD, ETHERIDGE - I am seeking parents of Bias McCloud, born in 1874, Pike Co. and his wife, Melissa Etheridge, born in 1884 (Pike Co. ?). They are on the 1920 census for Pike Co.
COCKERHAM/CORKERHAM - I am searching for any information on Mary Sophia COCKERHAM/ CORKERHAM b.8/16/1861 Summit,Miss. I am hoping to find the names of her parents and where they were from. Thank you for your help!
SMITH - Does anyone living in Pike Co. or Jackson Co. have any information on Williford (Wilford)Smith? He lived in these counties in the 1850's and 1860's. Someone might be a descendant of his son Ruben.
BROWN, SMITH - Looking for parents or any family of Allen M. Brown, b. 26 Jan 1836 in Miss. Wife: Emmaline Smith, dau. of Wyatt Smith. Emmaline b. 13 Sept 1831 in Pike Co, Miss. M. 28 April 1858. Three children: Mary E. Brown, b. 1861; Jasper Pascal Brown, b. 1865 in Pike Co.; Alvira E. Brown, b. 1868. Family may have lived in Iowa for a time. Any info on family would be welcome! Thanks!
MARTIN, SPEARS, BUTLER, TOBIAS - I am interested in researching family members of Jerry Martin. Jerry was born of the parents George and Omega Martin. He was number 6 of 6 siblings. He was from McComb, MS area. I have heard reference to Mccomb, Whitestown, Magnolia etc. Any information would be appreciated.
I am also interested in my mothers relatives who are Spears, Butlers and Tobias. I have my work cut out for me and any leads would be appreciated.
MOLE - I am looking for the birth date of Willeen Mole. She was born in Pike County, Mississippi about 83 years ago--not too sure. She thinks her birth certificate was the first issued or required in that state--unfortunately she dosn't have a copy of it. Thanks for any help. Erik Klee
THORNTON - Researching the Thorntons of Franklin, Amite, and Pike Cos. The g.g. grandfather was William Carson Thornton b.1826 in AL. Family migrated to Smith Co ca. 1840. William married Caroline Elizabeth Sullivan ca.1849 Smith Co. They moved to Pike Co. in the 1860s, as did a brother Henry Thornton. Both are found in the Pike Co census 1870. William and his family moved to Franklin co by 1880. They lived in the Cain district around the Smithdale area behind the Mt. Olive Bpt Ch. Wm and Caroline had eleven children. Allied families are the Hayman, Cloy, Gatlin, Nettles, Matthews, Rushing, Roundtree,McAlister, Steele and Merideth families. Would like all info on these descendents and the ancestry of William Carson Thornton.
ETHERIDGE - Researching the Etheridge family of Amite Co. My g.g. grandfather was John A. Etheridge b. 1826. He married Nancy McDaniel b. 1833 to Micajah McDaniel and Sarah McDaniel. Nancy and John married June 19, 1849. He joined the Galilee Bpt Ch. in 1848. My great-grandfather was Robert M. Etheridge who married M.E. "Mandy" Bates d/o Christopher C. Bates. They lived in the Zion Hill community. My grandfather was Phineo Carter Etheridge who married Zella Bates d/o William Thomas Bates. The g.g. grandfather John A. died 1900-1910 in Enon ,MS Pike or Walthal Co. Please offer any info on connections to these or allied families.
PENDARVIS - I'm interested in the PENDARVIS line, particularly in James (1817-?) and Mahala PENDARVIS (?-1904). In the 1850 Pike County Census, Mehaley Pendarvis (age 28) is listed with her children (Elizabeth, Richmond, William R., and Mary J.). Mahaley is also listed in the 1850 Hancock County Census. Her children Richmond, Elizabeth, and Mary are listed with her as well as her husband James. In the McComb City Enterprise for January 1904 there is an entry for the death of Mahala Pendarvis. We believe that James Pendarvis is our ancestor.
DUNAWAY, GREER, MORGAN, SANDERS, DENNIS - Collecting information on any Pike Co. DUNAWAY family. Also researching the families of Jesse GREER, David and Mary ANDREWS MORGAN, and Nathan and Cynthia BENNETT SANDERS. Seeking the parents of Elizabeth DENNIS, b ca1775 to 1794 who married Jonathan DUNAWAY.
GATES, DUNAWAY - Seeking parents of Permelia GATES b. ca1812, MS, married prior to 1838 to George DUNAWAY, b ca1812, GA, son of Jonathan & Elizabeth Dennis DUNAWAY. Was Permelia the daughter of William GATES Sr. or William GATES Jr., who are both listed on the 1820 census of Pike Co, MS?
ENOS - Searching for info on parents of Alfred F. Enos. Have Alfred and his family located in Summit. Any infor would be helpful.
MOAK - ANDREW MOAK. Would like to contact someone who is researching Andrew MOAK who arrived in Pike Co, MS about 1815. Need location of his WILL so that I may request a copy from that C H .
HOGG, BRISTER - Interested in info. re Catherine BRISTOW, dtr. of Thompson BRISTOW and Mary Ann HOCKADAY of Greenville Dist., S. C.; m. A. M. HOGG and was living in Pike Co., MS Terr. about 1815(?). BRISTOW usually became BRISTER after arrival in MS. Decendants probably moved into other souwest MS counties, such as Lawrence, Lincoln, Amite, Marion,etc.
BEECHER, SAUCIER - Looking for descendants of AARON B BEECHER, born 3-20-1860 in Alabama. Aaron died in 1944 in Natchez, Ms., and is buried in Holmesville Cemetary in McComb. He was married to FRANCIS SAUCIER, and they had 4 children, MATTIE HOUSLEY; AUDREY SAUCIER; NINA BRYANT; and ART BEECHER. Any help is appreciated.
EZELL, MORRIS - Researching the family of Benjamin EZELL & Rebecca MORRIS who married in Hancock County, GA in 1817 moved to Pike County, MS in same year. Family settled in the Summit/McComb area. Children were: Greenberry Ezell who married (1)Nancy HALE(S) & (2)Cynthia Eliza BALES; Elminy Frances Ezell who married William KEITH of Lauderdale & Newton Counties; Mary Ann Eliza Ezell who married Asa CHADDICK, Jesse Ezell (1824-1885) who married Armenta "Minnie" McClendon; Lucinda Ezell who married Martin Donald MCDONALD in Lauderdale County in 1843; John Wilson Ezell who married Mary CHATHAM; Jefferson Ezell (1831-1891) who married (1) Rebecca BAKER and (2) Martha Elizabeth SPLAWN, and Amanda Adeline Ezell (1834-1885) who died unmarried. Many of these families moved to LA in the 1840's & 1850 and then moved on to TX after the Civil War.
Plese contact me if you are interested in any of the above surnames.
JOHNSON - I am seeking information on Nathaniel Johnson who resided in Pike County 1815-1825.
TITTLE - Looking for Ada Parsons Tittle, she married James Edward Tittle on June 28,1884 in Pike Co. I don't know if they had any children, but any info on these people, and their families would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Judy Tittle
FOREST - I am seeking information on a Jonathon Forrest, Bishop Forrest, and Armistead Forrest in Pike County.
McCOMBS - I am looking for any information on the family of Robert E. McCombs, wife possibly named Fanny, and daughter Gola born in 1880s. The family is supposed to have lived in McComb, Miss. According to a family story: Robert E. McCombs served in the Civil War as a drummer boy, name of unit unknown; both Robert E. McCombs and wife died before 1900 and Gola went to live with an older sister.
CONERLY - I am looking for information on the reprinted history of Pike County, Mississippi written by my great-grandfather, Luke Ward Conerly. Our family has one original copy but would like to others for relatives. We have a limited amount of information about L.W. Conerly. We only know that he had two twin daughters, Adalee and Idalee. Adalee was my grandmother, but we know nothing of Idalee. We would appreciate any tips that might point us in the proper direction for obtaining this information.
HALL, O'QUIN - Patsy Hall, daughter of Armistead Hall, married David O'Quin in Pike Co. about 1820. David died in 1824. Does anyone know what happened to Patsy? Or names of any children?
THOMPSON of Pike Co. - I want to know more about Parrish, Swan, Parm, Parham, William, Simeon, Ferrel... All these are Thompson of early Pike Co.MS. and later of Lawrence Co. Ms. I would like to know how any of them are related. I have so many bits and pieces, need something to get it all together. Pike Court House burned. I will share what I know. Kelly
PEACOCK, BRYANT, PHILLIPS - Cynthia PEACOCK dtr of Levi PEACOCK born abt 1780-1800 in Orangeburg District South Carolina married 1st John Lewis BRYANT, who was killed en route to Mississippi by Indians and 2nd Charles PHILLIPS born in South Carolina. Cynthia Peacock Bryant Phillips moved about among Wayne County, Covington County and Pike County.
PICKERING, HARGROVE, LEGGETT - John PICKERING born 1760 in South Carolina m. Sarah Phebe HARGROVE born 1764 in South Carolina. 2 Known children to the marriage: Phebe PICKERING born 1798 in Tennessee m. Judge William LEGGETT and James Timothy PICKERING born 1813 in Alabama married to Catherine Aultman born 1816 in Georgia. John and Sarah (Hargrove) Pickering moved about among Wayne County, Covington County and Pike County; the Leggett family lived in Pike County.
McDANIEL, RAWLINSON, PERKINS - I am looking for information and other researchers of the McDANIEL and PERKINS surname in Pike Co., MS. Jesse J. (Jeremiah?) McDANIEL m. Maggie L. PERKINS in Pike Co., MS on 19 Jul 1886. Jesse was b. 20 Nov 1851 in Pike Co., MS; his parents were Micajah McDANIEL and Lucretia RAWLINSON. Maggie L. PERKINS was b. ca 1868, place and parents unknown. Any information and contact will be appreciated. Elaine Randall English
LAMPTON, DILLON - Information on the marriage of Maxcie Lampton and Wallace Dillon circa 1915, St. Marks A.M.E. Church, Fernwood, Mississippi.
HANNAN, CONWAY - I am looking for any information on Charles Joseph HANNAN, born in Ireland, date unknown, died in McComb, Mississippi, date unknown, married Hannah Nora CONWAY also born in Ireland, date unknown. She died on Nov. 30, 1918 in McComb, Miss. According to family tradition, Charles worked for the city of New Orleans, driving street cars pulled by a team of eight horses. He drove one of the first street cars, and lost a leg in a street car accident in New Orleans. He fought in the Civil War. First Alderman in McComb, Miss. They had a number of children: Charles Joseph (Charlie), Mary Jane (Mamie), Daniel Andrew, Alexander, Elizabeth Ann, Philip and Bryan. I have no birth or death dates. My family is through Daniel Andrew.
HAVERS - Seeking info on death/burial of ROBERT HAVERS b 1830 Norfolk, Eng. Emigrated abt 1872. He may have been buried near Darbun aft 1906. Wife Elizabeth; children: Kezia, Jabez (John),Stephen, Ezra, Ephriam, Brighton and Nathan.
HOGG, GALVANI - Sarah Alexandria (or Alexander) Hogg, born 30 September 1856 (possibly in Montgomery, Alabama), died May 1946 in Hattiesburg, Miss.; m. Charles J. Galvani on 12 October 1872 in Byrum, Hinds County, Miss. Charles J. Galvani, born 10 April 1853 in New Orelans, died 24 April 1909 in Magnolia, Pike County, Miss. Sarah was the daughter of William and Renee Hogg. Who was Sarah Hogg? Any information on her and her parents will be appreciated.
CONEY, MONROE, MORGAN, PURL - Hi MS cousins: My gm was Daisey Coney, dau of Wm. Loraine Coney (1844-1927), he served several terms as Marshall of Magnolia, Pike Co., MS; m to Julia C. Purl (1847-1890), dau of Seth Woods Purl (1811-1855) and wife Mary M. C. Monroe (1824-1900); children m. Mock, Branigan, Kelly, Clemmons and McCants.
Wm. Loraine Coney, son of Joel Jackson Coney (1812-1859) and Emeline Morgan (1820-1884); children m. Quinn, Miller, LeBlanc, Griffin and Purl. Joel Jackson Coney, son of Wm. Coney (d 1824) and Rachel who came from Georgia about 1800; children m Morgan, Quinn, Kaigler.
Seth Woods Purl, son of Seth W. Purl (b 1780) was on the 1830 census of Natchez and settled on Bayou Sara, La.
Wish to exchange information on these families.
FOIL - Rev. William Foil, born ca 1783 in Georgia, died 1858; wife, Sarah Foil, born ca 1783, Georgia, died 1858. Both, along with other family members, are buried in the Foil Cemetery in Pike (now Walthall) County. Children: Polly Ann m. John Coleman Holmes; Robert; William Jr. m. 1) Mary Ann Delaughter and 2) Adeline Breland; Jane Perkins m. William Stovall Holmes; Sarah Mary m. John Stringfield; Caroline Matilda m. 1) Jesse Bulloch, 2) John Allison Carson; Angelina m. John W.King; John C. m. Mary Ann Burkhalter. Who were the parents of Sarah Foil? Did they migrate to Mississippi/Louisiana with the William Foil family? Wish to exchange information with descendants of this couple.