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    ANDREWS, COLEMAN, MITCHELL, POTTER, SMITH posted by Patti Martin on Monday, June 9, 1997

    Searching for descendants of James POTTER (d. 1848 DeKalb Co., AL) who moved to Pontotoc County. I have gathered enough into to prove descendancy from James. They seem to have settled in the Cherry Creek area. His son John W. POTTER and Martha (BROWN) lived in Cheroke/Etowah Co. AL. The MS Potters moved back and forth. Children of James include James F. who returned to Calhoun Co. AL (m. Margaret E. ANDREWS 25 Dec 1855 in Pontotoc Co, George Washington (m. Frances Eliza Jane BURNETT ), Mary (m. 12 Jan 1836 in Crawford Co. GA, Brittain Rice WEBB, MS secretary of state), Sarah/Susan (m. Oran HICKS 19 Nov 1835 Crawford County, GA), Daniel (m. Mary R. SMITH 23 Nov 1848 in Pontotoc Co.), Eliza A. (m. H.L. COLEMAN 16 Mar 1854 in Pontotoc Co.), and Nancy E. (m. Daniel E. MITCHELL 22 Mar 1849 in Pontotoc Co.). Contact me for further information.

    KISER, KIZER, KIZOR posted by Stephanie R. Smith on Monday, June 16, 1997

    I am looking for KIZOR (KISER,KIZER). This family is also connected to John C. FRANKLIN. I have lost them after the 1880 census of Pontotoc.

    COBB posted by Carole Williams on Friday, June 20, 1997

    McGEE, COBB I am seeking information regarding the mother of Nancy COBB. Nancy was born in SC in 1810 and married in SC, 1833, Samuel Agnew McGEE. The family migrated from SC to MS, Tippah/Pontotoc Co. Any help will be much appreciated. cfwms@mindspring.com

    HARRIS, SMITH, STANLEY posted by Connee Kroeger on Saturday, June 21, 1997

    In the 1840 census, my ancestor, Elias STANLEY, and his wife, Lurana SMITH, lived with 8 of their children and another young male between 20 and 30, believed to be Sidon H. HARRIS, in Pontotoc Co., MS. Children of Elias and Lurana STANLEY were Louisa, Sarah Ann, Adeline, Mary E., Narcissa, James, Martha, William Henry, John T., Elias Kavanaugh, and Lurana Clarinda. Would like to contact anyone researching this family.

    ODLE, SCREWS posted by Gwen (Odle) Wiedner on Saturday, June 21, 1997

    Looking for information on the ODLE family. My great grandfather was John Odle b: 1858 d: 1941 married Josie SCREWS b: 1863 d: 1925. They had four children: Etta, Elmer Duff, Alma, and Johnny. This was a farming family in Pontotoc Co, MS. Also grandmother was Mammie Vivina Hutchinson b: 5-18-1901 d: 5-15-1989 I would appreciate any information. Thanks, Gwen

    GRIFFEN, REGAN posted by Sarah Stevens on Saturday, July 5, 1997

    I am looking for any info on the families of John T. REGAN and Eliza Adline GRIFFEN. John T. Regan was b. 22 Jan. 1845 in S.C. Eliza Adline Griffen was b. 18 Jan. 1843 in N.C. The couple m. on 23 July 1866 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. They are found on 1870 Pontotoc County Census where John is listed as a farmer. They had one small daughter named Mary listed. The couple is found on Delta County, Texas Census in 1880. John d. on 30 Oct. 1888 in Tx. Adline d. 29 Sept. 1928 in Tx. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    CARPENTER, HARRISON, MCGREGOR posted by Bette Hardy Sanders on Sunday, July 6, 1997

    CARPENTER, MCGREGOR, HARRISON Would like to exchange notes with anyone with info. on these Pontotoc Co. surnames. My gr-gr-grandparents were Bennett Carpenter, b. in Pontotoc Co.,MS and son of Avant W.A.B. Carpenter and Jemima McGregor Carpenter, also b. Pontotoc Co., MS. Jemima's parents were Wiley Nard McGregor and Nettie Ellen Harrison McGregor.

    BULLOCK, CRISP posted by Ron Bullock on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    I believe that the Jos. C. Bullock listed in the 1840 census of Marshall Co. was my gg-gf (Josiah Crisp Bullock). However, the name of this person has also been read as John C. Bullock. Would there be any Marshall Co. tax records or other types of records for the 1840s that might confirm what the name of this Jos./Jno. Bullock was? If so, where would I obtain such records? Also, does Marshall Co. have a genealogy society? Members of the Crisp family were also present in 1840 Marshall Co. Would you have any information on them? Thanks, Ron Bullock (RBUL1865@aol.com)

    DAVES posted by William Cal Daves on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    I am researching the name DAVES, my family was listed in the 1850 Pontotoc County Census. The names were: Rebbecca Ann Vermillion Daves, her son and my G-Granddad, William Harrison Daves, his wife, Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Daves. I do not know if Rebbecca Ann Daves' husband was alive when they came to Mississippi or not, I do not even know his name. How would I find more information about him if he was in Mississippi. The Daves came to Texas from Mississippi in 1856.

    DAVIS posted by Jim Davis on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    Looking for information on Tandy Walker DAVIS, my great-grandfather, who I think was born in the period 1840-49 (somewhere in Mississippi), believed to be 1/2 Chickasaw or Choctaw.

    JOHNSON, RITCHEY, RITCHIE, THOMPSON posted by Doc on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    My friend, Mrs. Edith Simpson, 1612 Ripple Rd., Tupelo, MS 38801-2985, does not have a computer. However, she has sent me much valuable information, and in return I have agreed to post her queries on the Internet. Please respond to her. 1. Information needed on John RITCHEY or RITCHIE born 4 Feb. 1801 in SC; married July 1819 in SC to Rebecca Flanders THOMPSON. He died 1881 in Pontotoc County, MS. Her parents were Henry and Catherine THOMPSON, on whom further information is also requested. 2. Information also needed on James Jefferson JOHNSON, born 1822 in Murphreesboro, TN. His mother and step-father, names unknown, moved to AL. James J. JOHNSON came to MS about 1835 to Pontotoc County, and married Kitura Caroline RITCHEY. He died 18 April 1896 in Pontotoc County, MS. I will post the other queries over the next few days. Thank you. Doc Huer@aol.com. 18 Dec. 1996.

    ANDERSON, BEEKS, FIELDS, KING, SMITH posted by James R. Dry on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    1) JOHN F. FIELDS md MATILDA KING (b.1825 in AL or SC; d. 1897 MS) (b. 1825 in AL or SC; d. 1914 TX) We want to know who the parents of John Franklin Fields Sr.; he had a sister named Betsy Huey, and either brothers or cousins named Pete and Tobe Fields. Also, did he have a sister who married a Johnson/Johnston? 2) D. King (probably Daniel), aged 65, was born in North Carolina. He married Elizabeth ____, born in Georgia; children were Matilda who married John Franklin Fields Sr.,David King, Green King, Wright King, Huldah King (who md Lemuel Roye), and Martha King. We need more information on who his parents, brothers, and sisters were. 3) JOSHUA SMITH (b. in SC in 1812; died in MS in 1881) md JANE BEEKS (b. 1812 in SC; died 1882 in MS); their children were Loucinda, who married James Duke; Louisa, who married Andrew? Brown; James, who married Mary Ann Clements; William B.; Francis M.; Mary Ann, who married ______ Black; Sarah J.; Ann; Lewis M., who married Mary E. Anderson; and George L. We are descended from Lewis M. Smith; we would like to hear from descendants of his sisters and brothers. We would also like to find out who were the parents of his wife Mary E. Anderson. 4) James Smith (b. 1786 in SC; d. 1866 in MS) and Sarah Teague (b. 1790 in SC; d. 1857 in MS) were the parents of Joshua Smith; who were the parents of James Smith? We would also like to find out more about Sarah Teague. 5) We would also like to get in touch with any descendants of Jane Beeks who married Joshua Smith (See above). 6) Thomas C. Perry (born in SC in 1815; died in MS. in 1886) married Sarah/Sallie A. Simpson? Their children were Robert; Mary Eliz., who married Silas L. Maffett; Frances Rose, who married James A. Fields; Louisa; Sarah/Sallie, who married George W. Sibley; William H.; Virginia (Dollie??) who married Suley Goggins; Adrianna (Addie), who married Len Franks. We would like to get in touch with any descendants of these Perry children; we descend from Frances Rose; we would also like to find out who the parents of Thomas C. Perry and his wife were.

    GREGORY posted by Marv Gregory on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    I am looking for any and all information concerning William Gregory and Shadrach Gregory. Both are buried in Sand Springs Cemetery in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. William served in the Union Army and Shadrach in the Confederate Army. Shadrach is my great-great-grandfather. I was looking for any information about these individuals from Union, Pontotoc, Lafayette and Lee counties - census figures, warranty deeds, any pertinent information. Also, if there is any way of knowing where they might have moved from when they came to Mississippi.

    FUQUA, NORRIS posted by Bill Hines on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    Beverly NORRIS married Lucinda Adaline FUQUA in Pontotoc County, Mississippi in about 1847, and they were the parents of James H. and Martha J. NORRIS. Lucinda Adaline [FUQUA] NORRIS died before 1 April 1850 in Calhoun County, Mississippi. I am anxious to share information regarding this family.

    BOATRIGHT, BOATWRIGHT, WILLIS posted by Paul Stacy on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    Seeking info regarding Willis/Boatright/Boatwright genealogy. Mid 1800's NE Mississippi. Have some facts, need many more!!!

    PARNELL, PERNEL, RUTHERFORD posted by Cynthia Marshall on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    I am trying to locate a Parnell or Pernel family who lived in Potonoc near Dancing Rabbit Creek around 1830-1836. There may have been a K. Pernel and a girl named Cynthia. They were Choctaw Indians. Pernel could speak Choctaw and went to the Council meetings. Cynthia Pernel married a man named Rutherford.

    HAMBLIN, HARLOW, HARRIS, HESTER, HORTON, MAYS, MOORMAN posted by Rhonda Schurhamer on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    Researching the following names in Pontotoc County, MS: Harris, Harlow, Hester, Hamblin, Moorman, Horton, Mays

    GOLDMAN, SOSSAMAN, STEWART posted by Audrey O'Connor on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    Looking for information on Andrew GOLDMAN who married Cynthia SOSSAMAN in Pontotoc Co. MS in 1854. Their children were William, Henry, L.E.(a daughter), W.M.(Wiley?), A.M.(a son), and Andrew Jr. In 1860 they were in Poinsett Co. AR. In 1880 in Yalobusha Co. MS. Andrew Jr. married Annie STEWART ca 1896. We think she was from Calhoun Co., so they were probably married in either Calhoun, Yalobusha, or Tallahatchie Co. They owned a general store. Andrew III was born in Tallahatchie Co. in 1904. Any information would be appreciated, especially on parents of Andrew Sr. It's possible his father's name was Andrew also, but we aren't sure.

    ABERNATHY, LESLIE, POGUE, RAY, ROCKETT posted by Rev Ronald D Pogue on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    I wanted to let you know some of the surnames I research which are associated with Pontotoc Co., MS: I'd also like to know if there are any old cemetery records which might indicate where STUART POGUE is buried. He died ca 1863 there in Pontotoc. I have reason to believe he might have been buried in the Samuel Vance Abernathy cemetery. Another researcher told me several years ago that years back when she checked on that cemetery there was a Pogue buried there. She also said hunters had damaged the gravestones by placing cans on top of them and using them for target practice. RDP

    PONDER, RIGGS posted by Marilyn Ponder on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    Louvinia (Lavinia) Tipton Riggs, Born: abt 1809 in Tenn., Died: 1870/1880 Pontotoc, Miss. married Abner Bennett Ponder 5 May 1825 in Lawrence, AL Children: (all born in Alabama) Amos Alexander Ponder b. 1826 Rhoda Rebecca Ponder b. 1828 Nancy Jane Ponder b. 1830 Jesse Riggs Ponder b. 1831 Clisby Evans Ponder b. 1837 Sally Melissa Ponder b. 1839 William Wesley Ponder b. 1842 John Washington Ponder b. 1846

    DORSEY posted by Mrs. Anne M Richards on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    Does anyone know the origin the the town of Dorsey in Lee County, Ms?

    CAMERON posted by sales2@jdanda.com on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    I am looking for some information on the CAMERON family. They came to Pontotoc County in the 1840's.(I.N. Cameron) I am mainly interested in the slaves that I.N. Cameron brought with him. I would appreciate any help that you can give me.

    TAYLOR posted by Paul R. White on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

    I would like to contact anyone familiar with the family of James and Mary McPherson TAYLOR who were living in Pontotoc Co, MS, in the mid 1800's. I believe their children were Martha, Isaac, William E., Mary, James R., and Joseph. E-mail me at WhitePaul@aol.com.

    HUEY, WELCH posted by Karen Bedford on Thursday, July 17, 1997

    I am hunting anyone with information about the WELCH or HUEY families from Pontotoc County. My great-grandfather Robert H. Welch died in Ecru in 1920 and his wife, Nannie Huey Welch died in Ecru in 1916. I believe they came to Pontotoc from Alabama. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Karen Bedford 446 N. Main St. Pontotoc, MS 38863

    LOWERY, SEXTON, STRICKLAND, WEBB posted by Linda Webb Cleveland on Friday, July 18, 1997

    I have been trying to locate my grandmother's family of Lowery and Sextons. My grandmother was Lillie Lowery Webb and she was born in Pontotoc on November 5, 1905. Her parents were Thomas Lowery and Mary Jane or Martha Sexton Lowery. I have been unable to get very far in this area. I also have a ggggrandmother by the name of Sarah Sally Strickland Vaughan who died in Pontotoc, but came from Gwinnett County Georgia. If anyone can help me with these names I certainly would appreciate it. Thanks, Linda

    GUNN, LYON, MCGUIRE posted by Robert Lee French on Friday, July 18, 1997

    James Lyon who was married to Louisa O. H. Gunn and the father of James Lawrence Lyon died some time during the Civil War. It is said that he was at one time the wealthiest man in the Chickasaw County, MS. It is possible that he was killed or died during the War. Any information about James Lyon would be appreciated. I have a lot of information about the Lyon, Gunn and McGuire families in the counties of Chickasaw, Monroe, Yalobusha.

    GILDER posted by John Gilder on Friday, July 18, 1997

    Captain Philip Gilder 1774-1808 Col James Lindsey Gilder 1802-1854 Philip Newton Gilder 1825-1888 George Norris Gilder 1855-1913 George Herman Gilder 1896-1966 Edward Norris Gilder 1919- John Elden Gilder 1949- Philip Newton Gilder George Norris Gilder Born 1855 Pontotoc Ms Robert Henry Gilder Born 1856 Pontotoc Ms Benjamin Barnard Gilder Born 1861 Pontotoc Ms Philip Newton Gilder was my grt grt grnd father

    HARRIS posted by Dale Harris on Friday, July 18, 1997

    looking for information on harris's in your fair county in 1840 how close is you line to panola in 1840.. ck surname file for a joel asa harris or asa harris

    BROWN, CRAIG, MASK, ROBERTS posted by J.D. Means on Friday, July 18, 1997

    Interested in Mask, Brown, Roberts, Craig in Pontotoc and Chicasaw Co., MS

    KENDRICK, PUCKETT posted by Logan Puckett on Friday, July 18, 1997

    Looking for Pucketts. I have an old Bible page that shows Richard Clockton Puckett who married Georgia Anna Kendrick in Chesterville Jan 17, 1892. If any information or ancestors are known for these two names in the area, I would appreciate it.

    JOHNSON posted by Sue Howard on Tuesday, July 22, 1997

    I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Joseph Abner Johnson, probably born in the 1830's, possibly as late as 1840. He had a son, my grandfather - John Randel Johnson - in 1859. I know there was a Joseph Johnson in Pontotoc Co. who married a Lettice Pritchard in 1858, but I don't know if this is the same Johnson as my g grandfather. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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