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    MORROW, WILLIAMS posted by George B. Williams on Wednesday, January 1, 1997

    The 1860 Pontotoc County census, family entry 2289, page 836, shows John C. Morrow age46, Eliza (his wife) age 40, Sarah age16, John c. AGE13, Minerva age 10, Nancy P. age 8, Susan age 6, Mailssa age 4, George W. age 2, and Jane Hunter age 60 (Eliza's mother). Nancy Paulina Morrow was my great grandmother after she married John Wesley Williams in 1870 in Alpine, MS.

    CARPENTER, SINCLAIR posted by DMcGAllen on Saturday, January 4, 1997

    Would like to correspond with any members of the Carpenter families who have A vant W. A. B. Carpenter (b. about 1812 in North Carolina & d. after 1880 in Randolph, Pontotoc County, MS) & his wife Martha ???maiden name (who was b. ?date in NC & d. about 1861 in Pontotoc County, MS) Who were their ancestors?? Would like to find more information about my great-grandfather, James W. Carpenter (b. October 22, 1839 near Raleigh, NC & d. Sept. 15, 1927 in Randolph, Pontotoc County, MS) and his wife Hester Sinclair (b. ?date in ?NC & d. after 1867 in Pontotoc County, MS). They were married in Pontotoc on April 27, 1865. Who were Hester's parents & siblings??? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    CRUSE, TURNER posted by Marilyn on Wednesday, January 8, 1997

    I am searching for SUZIE CRUSE who married JOHN TURNER IN PONTOTOC CO. C 1869. They had a son JAMES DANIEL TURNER March 10, 1870. James moved to Tx after he married c 1892. I need any info available on any of the three. Thank you.

    HARVISON, WARD posted by Mike Cobb on Friday, January 10, 1997

    My Pontotoc ancestors migrated from Fayette County, Alabama, in the years prior to the War for Southern Independence. Their name

    DABBS, ROBBINS posted by Jo Hughes on Friday, January 10, 1997

    I would like to have any information regarding the family of WARRIN ROBBINS and his wife, ELIZABETH DABBS. They married in Noxubee County in 1835, but were later found living in Pontotoc County in census records beginning in 1850 onward. Any information regarding the DABBS would especially appreciated. Regards, Jo Hughes

    JOHNSON, WARD posted by Jane Wiley on Wednesday, January 15, 1997

    My great-great grandparents, Newbel Peril JOHNSON and his wife Denna C. WARD JOHNSON, were on the 1870 census of DeSota County in Township 5 (Post Office was Arcabutla). They were married 8 Jan 1857 in Pontotoc, Mississippi. Newbel Peril JOHNSON was born 23 April 1823 in Georgia according to the 1870 census. Denna C. WARD JOHNSON was born 28 Nov 1837 also in Georgia according to the 1870 census. They are listed on the 1870 census with their children: Dunsa (?) aged 12, female; Mollie (Mary Jane) aged 5; Bettie (Elizabeth) aged 2. The first two children were born in Georgia, Bettie's birthplace is given as Miss. In 1870 where were my great-grandmother, Sarah Arrenia Johnson, who was supposedly born in 1857, and her brother, James E., who was born in 1859? My great- grandmother, Sarah Arrenia Johnson, married James Samuel Sparrow 12 June 1875 in White County, Arkansas. Another child of Newbel and Denna C. Ward Johnson, Marinda B. was born after 1870. Newbel Peril JOHNSON died 1 Sept 1873 near Saltillo, Arkansas, in Faulkner County. His wife, Denna C. WARD JOHNSON, died 8 June 1892 in Faulkner County, Arkansas. I do not know the parents of either Newbel Peril or Dennna C. WARD JOHNSON. Any information on my JOHNSON or WARD ancestors would be greatly appreciated, and I would be happy to exchange information.

    GRIMMETT, JACKSON posted by Cheryl Jackson on Sunday, January 26, 1997

    I am searching for any descendants of Alford Jackson who was married to 1st- Mahala and 2nd Martha Grimmett. They are buried in Shiloh Cem in Lafayette Co, however their Son Franklin Snow Jackson (my husbands gandfather)was born in Pontotoc Co, married there and raised a family at Toccopola. I am looking for any descendants. Alford had 25-27 children and Franklin had 17. Alford had one son Brantly who settled at Brookhave, Lincoln Co., MS so this family evidently spread out over the State. Cheryl Jackson jackson1@blyonline.com

    GAMBRELL, GRIFFIN posted by Alvis Woolam on Monday, January 27, 1997

    Would appreciate any information about my great-grandparents, James Thomas Griffin (1850-1881) and Hattie Newell Smith Griffin (1853-1939) or of her second husband, Stewart Gambrell. Though I have a brief memory of my grandmother Gambrel, I thank the Lord my mother took the time to hand copy a newspaper clipping. It should remind us all to keep records for our descendants. The following was copied by Nancy Newel McGuire Woolam from a newspaper clipping in her parents family bible in the 1930's. The family home and bible were later destroyed by fire. "James T. Griffin, son of Thomas Griffin, formerly a citizen of Pontotoc Co., died in Sunflower Co., Mississippi on October 10, 1881 of Malarial Fever in the 31st year of his age. Mr. Griffin leaves a wife and four small children besides a large circle of relatives and friends, who deeply mourn his loss. It can truly be said of James Griffin that none knew him but to love and respect him for his many deeds of kindness and friendship to those by whom he was surrounded. Yet while we, his bereaved wife and little ones, his aged parents and his fond brothers and sisters, so deeply mourn his loss, he has not left us without a hope that our loss of him

    BRIGGS posted by B.Williams on Saturday, February 1, 1997

    Searching for any information on Bertie(Bertram)R. Briggs, (w)Bessie D. Briggs,Mac Briggs, Roy Lee Briggs,James Carel Briggs Maggie Briggs, Doll Briggs,all of Pontotoc.

    CURTIS, IVY posted by Sharon Weldon on Wednesday, February 5, 1997

    I am seeking information to see if Jerrett Randolph (JR) IVY is conected in any way to the Curtis family living in Pontotoc Co, MS in 1840. CurtisIVY had the following Sons, Jeremiah, Jesse. Jerrett Randolph (JR) Ivy was born Nov 5, 1859. to a J. Ivy, mother unknown. Jerrett had one son who he named Jessie Sathiel IVY Thanks for any help Sharon Sharon Ivy weldon@centex Mills County Sponsor for TxGenWeb Mills County: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txmills/mills.html Home Page: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3927 P. O. Box 117, Priddy, TX 76870

    BAGGETT posted by Wayne M. Baggett on Saturday, February 8, 1997

    Obviously, I'm new at this. Searching for BAGGETT roots in Union and prior to1870, Tippah and Pontotoc counties. Near current town of Etta seems to be locus of family farms. Appreciate any help.Lillian Grace

    JOHNSTON, MATTHEWS, ROYE posted by Anita Harcarik on Saturday, February 8, 1997

    Am looking for info on Lemuel Roye m.Harriett Ann Johnston had at least one daughter Harriett Ann Roye b.May 18, 1852 d.August 10, 1903 in Pontotoc. Harriett m. William Henry Matthews b. December 01, 1846 d.April 22, 1938 they had 10 children. Would like to find Lemuel's and Harriett's parents and their date's of birth & death. Also of any other children.

    GOOCH, WILSON posted by Jeane Roberts on Saturday, February 8, 1997

    Seeking information on William Thomas WILSON, born est 1855, Pontotoc, Mississippi. Married Elizabeth Ann GOOCH, 1 Nov 1877, Lafayette Co, Mississippi. Their son, James Elmer (Ab) WILSON, born 4 Jan 1880, Pontotoc, Mississippi, was my G-Grandfather.

    RICKETTS posted by James Walter Ricketts on Sunday, February 9, 1997

    You and your family are invited to the Ricketts National Reunion in Ricketts, Iowa June 25,26,27, 1999 all are welcome. This will be a Ricketts Genealogist paradise. Also this will be the 100th year Centennial for the town of Ricketts, Iowa. Make your reservations now if you want a motel close. The last National Reunion lasted for three days and everyone had a great time. PLEASE TELL OTHERS. I need help locating Ancestors RICKETTS in Mississippi UNKNOWN COUNTIES. I will exchange data.

    BRAMBLET, BRAMBLIT, BRAMLET, BRAMLIT, DAY, WHITLOW, WOODSON posted by Ken Day on Saturday, February 15, 1997

    I am looking for any information on the following families: DAY, WHITLOW, WOODSON, BRAMLIT (BRAMBLET(T), BRAMBLIT(T), BRAMLIT(T), BRAMLET(T)). I need information on a JOHN ROBERT DAY who came to Pontotoc just before the war (cir. 1858) he is buried in Cherry Creek Cemetary with several other family members, on his headstone is a MASONS insignia. Any information on J.R. DAY will help me proceede with my investigation, at this time I am at one of those walls that seem to always pop-up in this work. The DAYS setteled in the northern end of the county just south of ECRU. I have several cousins in the area of Pontotc and Ecru, which, I have met during two trips in '93' and '94'. Thanks in advance for any information from anyone!!! Ken Day 2535 Waldean ST. Colorado Springs, CO. 80909-4014 (719) 634-6030

    JOHNSON, ROGERS posted by mary anderson on Sunday, February 16, 1997

    Have been looking for info on ISAAC ROGERS, b. 1808 in N.C., m. SARAH ALZARA (ELZARA) JOHNSON, b. 1828 in Tn. They were married in Water Valley on July 27, 1849. ISSAC died, we think, in PANOLA COUNTY late 1879 or before the 1880 census. Sarah was in BELL COUNTY, TX. with her younger children, then.

    WOOD posted by Dan Wood on Monday, February 17, 1997

    My ancestor lived in Pontotoc Co. during the period from about 1840 till the 1880's. His name was Stancil Wood and he lived in the Algoma area. I think he is buried in an unmarked grave at the Jernigan Cemetery. Does anyone have information or pictures of him. -- Dan Wood danw@ldd.net

    GRIGGS, JOHNSON, MEADOR posted by Patricia Davis on Wednesday, February 19, 1997

    My name is Patricia Davis. I'm searching for any information on Obadiah Meador b.12 Feb 1797 in Anson County, NC d. 16 Nov 1856 in Pontotoc County Miss. I have his fathers name as William meador, Sr. I show Obadiah was married to Alley Ann Johnson and had 2 children. Reason M. Meador and Joel johnson Meador. His 2nd wife was Mary Polly Griggs. She had 7 children that I know of. I need info on where was buried, where he lived , If any other children lived in that area. If you can help please let me know. Thanks Patricia Davis pdavis@marlownet.net

    ALBRITTON, JIG posted by Nancy Franklin on Wednesday, February 19, 1997

    JIG (John Isaac Gracey) Franklin and Amanda Sophrina Allbritton were listed in the 1870 Census for Pontotoc County along with William (age 66) where did William go? Was he JIG's father. JIG and Amanda are buried in the abandoned Poplar Springs Cemetery. Is anyone else looking for JIG Franklin Family? Nancy

    CARTER, FUQUA posted by Bill Hines on Wednesday, February 19, 1997

    CARTER Wish to share information regarding William Taylor CARTER and John R. CARTER, sons of John (Jack) CARTER of Pontotoc County. William Taylor and John R. married respectively Katherine Ann (Kitty) and Geneva St. John FUQUA, daughters of John S. FUQUA of Pontotoc County. William Taylor and John R. CARTER, together with their wives and children to Ashley County, Arkansas by 1852.

    NOBLES posted by Arnold Nobles on Wednesday, February 19, 1997

    Seeking information on NOBLES, my grandfather, Thomas David Nobles was born in Pontotoc County. Have some information to share. Also would like to find a copy of book Pontotoc County. Would like to purchase book if any can be found. Thank you Arnold Nobles anobles@ipa.net

    DAVIDSON posted by Royce Culpepper on Wednesday, February 26, 1997

    Davidson I have descendants of Milas Alexander Davidson of Pontotoc Co MS, many lived in Chickasaw Co. I also have his ancestry back to Joseph Davidson of Ireland who settled in Iredale Co NC.

    HADLEY posted by Royce Culpepper on Wednesday, February 26, 1997

    Hadley I have descendants of Joshua Hadley who settled near Pontotoc Chickasaw Co border with descendants in both counties. He was born in 1801 in NC. He and his brothers apparently ran away from an endenture contracted by their widowed mother. We have no knowledge of Joshua, John, and Thomas Hadley ancestry.

    GORDON posted by Clarence Cameron on Friday, February 28, 1997

    I am looking for more information on Robert Gordon, a land and slave owner in Pontotoc, MS. I understand that his home is open for tours or on the National Historic Register. Thank you. clarowl@terracom.net

    HUCKABEE posted by Joe Kell on Saturday, March 1, 1997

    Researching HUCKABEE family who lived in Pontotoc Co. circa 1850. Thereafter the family migrated to Texas. Joe Kell jedc@pig.net

    THOMASON, WEATHERALL posted by Steve, Joan and Matt Hargrave on Sunday, March 2, 1997

    I am interested in the history of the WEATHERALL and THOMASON families in Pontotoc county, who migrated to Vernon, Texas around 1895. My great-grandfather was John Theodore Weatherall, born in Pontotoc in 1857, and married to Annie Caroline THOMASON, born in Pontotoc in 1867. Thanks in advance for your help and best regards.

    BELL posted by June Smith on Sunday, March 2, 1997

    Hugh BELL and his wife Margaret lived Pontotoc Co until just after 1843. Did he died in the county? Need proof of death and age at death to join an organization. He was a brother to the Missionary Robert Bell, who ran an Indian school in Monroe Co, before moving to Pontotoc Co also. His son Robert lived his life out in the county. June Smith

    COLEMAN, MCNEIL, NEIL posted by Lloyd D. Ellis on Saturday, March 8, 1997

    Searching for parents and siblings, places of birth and death of ELIZABETH J. NEIL. Most likely born in SC.b. Jan. 13,1840. Married to William gallatin Coleman on July 15, 1858 in Laurens Co., SC. Lived in what is now Pontotoc Co. Am offering a reward for information. Since I can not find her, the name may have been ONeil, McNeil, Neal, etc.

    PICKERING posted by Wendy Jacobs on Sunday, March 9, 1997

    Need newspaper obituary for NATHANIEL PICKERING, d Jan.28,1939, Troy, Pontotoc CO.,MS. Buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery 6 miles southeast of Pontotoc,MS.

    WILLIAMS posted by Joseph R. Williams on Sunday, March 16, 1997

    Researching Williams as follows: Thomas R.(a Baptist preacher), Henry K., Thomas J.(a lawyer),Mary Williams Goodwin, Capt.John, generally in the area of Lafayette, Yalobusha, Pontotoc, Calhoun County areas incl. Water Valley, Dallas, Taylor Depot, from 1834 to 1880.

    SHANNON, WHITE posted by Richard on Monday, March 17, 1997

    Am seeking information on my ancestors and their relatives or descendants. My grandmother, whose birthname was Alma WHITE, was born on May 26, 1898, in Pontotoc, Mississippi. I believe Pontotoc is both a city and a county. Lee County is adjacent. Her parents were William Franklin WHITE and Caroline SHANNON. By 1920, her parents had died, and she was living in or near Columbia, SC. It is not known when she moved there, whether she went alone or with one or both parents, or when or where her parents died. She may have been part American Indian - at least that is what she told people. There was another family member named Ida May SHANNON, but I don't know how she was related. This is all I have, and getting any further on my own is hard because I'm in Russia. I would sincerely appreciate any help, advice, suggestions or lookups. Richard 75364.3627@compuserve.com

    DICK, HAYDEN posted by Martha Kendall Holmes on Sunday, March 23, 1997

    I'm looking for historical information on the family of Georgia Ann (or George Anna) HAYDEN who was in Pontotoc County. Georgia Ann was Native American and her father was a Presbyterian minister from Ireland or Scotland. She married Charles Madison DICK, who served in the Confederate Army, joining at Red Land on Feb.28, 1862. I am interested in knowing of George Anna's parents and Charles Madison DICK's parents.

    DRAKE posted by Douglas Jones on Sunday, March 23, 1997

    Searching for info on James W. Drake and ancestors. He was born in North Carolina ABT 1804. In 1830 he was in Limestone Co, Alabama. He is in Pontotoc Co Miss in 1840, 1850 and 1860. His wife was Honarie (sp ?) and children were Seineora b abt 1832 AL, Sarah b abt 1838 Miss, Richard b abt 1841 Miss, Livernia b abt 1843 Miss, Penelope b abt 1845 Miss, and Julia b abt 1848 Miss. Sarah Married John Carr 1856 and Julia married T.B. Mitchell 1864.

    JOHNSON posted by Erwin W Johnson on Friday, March 28, 1997

    Comments: Thru Your List of Wills I made The Link I was Looking for,thanks so much.From the 1860 census my Great Great Grandfather Thomas H J Johnson was aTavern Keeper real estate Worth 800.00 personal worth 3400.00. Can you tell me abt tavern,he died 1860-1864 thanks Erwin Johnson

    JOHNSON, PITTS posted by Rick Springer on Saturday, March 29, 1997

    According to family tradition Elijah Pitts and wife, Lucinda Lewis Johnson Pitts died in or near Poplar Spinrgs, Union Co., MS around 1885-1886. They had three Pitts children, James Macklamore Pitts, Robert Drayton Pitts and Maggie D. Pitts, and perhaps some Johnson children. The Pitts children moved to Ellis Co., TX where they lived with their 1/2 brother, George Washington Pitts. They all married in Ellis County around 1890. ANY information about them would be appreciated. I'll gladly share all I have about them with anyone. I am a descendent of Maggie Pitts!

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