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    PATTERSON, THORNTON, WARREN posted by Mandy Womble on Monday, March 2, 1998

    I am researching the following surnames,  PATTERSON,THORNTON  and  WARREN

    AKIN, BURKS, HOWERTON, KENNEDY, WATSON posted by Pam Stone on Tuesday, March 3, 1998

    I am looking for the descendants of the following lines, Georgia Ann HOWERTON        born 26 Jul 1854, Itawamba County, MS; died 27 Nov       1920 in Oklahoma; m. 15 Jul 1873 in Lee County, MS,       Stephen T. KENNEDY, born 6 Jan 1849; died        11 Dec 1926. About 1892 they moved to the Indian        Territory (Oklahoma). They reportedly had 12 children. Ellen A. (Nellie) HOWERTON        born about 1858 in Itawamba Co., MS; m. 4 Nov       1878, Lee Co., MS, James Monroe BURKS. They        moved to Poteau, Le Flore Co., IT (OK) about 1891,        and later settled in Antlers, Pushmataha Co., OK.        Nellie and Jim reportedly had 7 children. M. Laura (Dollie) HOWERTON       born 1864, Itawamba Co., MS; m. 19 Aug 1882,       Lee Co., MS, John AKIN.  Reportedly       the Akin family moved       to Commerce and Paris, TX.       Dollie and John reportedly had 8 children. Sallie Eula HOWERTON         born 1870, Lee Co., MS; d. unk.; m. 11 Nov 1888,         Lee Co., MS,  Jess S. WATSON, born 1867. Sallie         and Jess' children are unknown at this time. All these HOWERTONS, as I said, are descendants of Joel Howerton, who d. 1842 in Lowndes Co., AL.

    HAMBLIN, HARRIS posted by Rhonda Schurhamer on Wednesday, March 4, 1998

    Looking for information on E.C. Harris (aka Edd) b. 1872 in Pontotoc Co., MS m. Mindy Caroline Hamblin (aka Minter) m. January 9, 1896 in Pontotoc Co., MS. They had 2 children Martha b. December 1900 and Jesse Eugene b. September 1905. Edd left Minter December 1905. If anyone has any info on this family please email me. URL: http://www.erols.com/jschoey

    DORSEY posted by Selida Carter on Saturday, March 7, 1998

    I am looking for information on DORSEY in Pontotoc Co., Ms and later Union Co. Lula Elizabeth Dorsey b. 1841 was one of the 19 children of Benjamin Dorsey b. 1828 in AL. Benjamin's siblings were Thomas A. [a physician], Martha, Amanda and Robert W. Any info on these families would be apprecitate. Thanks, Selida

    GILLESPIE posted by Hollis Lawrence on Saturday, March 7, 1998

    Searching for anyone with a GILLESPIE in their family line. I am searching for the parents and siblings of HIRAM GILLESPIE, born in 1805 Union Mills, Fluvanna Co., Virginia. Moved to Pontotoc, Mississippi about 1837 and died in Pontotoc Co., Mississippi in 1888. Any GILLESPIE RELATIVES please get in touch with me. Thanks much; H.L. Lawrence, Jr. 806 Country Club Road Gladewater, Texas 75647 903-845-3408

    GILLESPIE posted by Hollis Lawrence on Saturday, March 7, 1998

    Searching for anyone with a GILLESPIE in their family line. I am searching for the parents and siblings of Hiram GILLESPIE, born in 1805 Union Mills, Fluvanna Co., Virginia. Moved to Pontotoc, Mississippi about 1837 and died in Pontotoc Co., Mississippi in 1888. Any GILLESPIE relatives please get in touch with me. Thanks much; H.L. Lawrence, Jr. 806 Country Club Road Gladewater, Texas 75647 903-845-3408

    BRYANT, LACKEY posted by Carole Lackey on Saturday, March 7, 1998

    Looking for information on: William LACKEY (b: 25 Dec 1823 in SC; died 24 Jan 1898 in Pontotoc Co, MS. He married Sarah BRYANT (b: Jul 12 1822 in SC; died 23 Jul 1896 Pontotoc Co, MS)on 2 Jul 1846 in Benton Co (now Calhoun, AL) Both are supposed to be buried in Locust Hill Cemetery. William Lackey was the first white man to buy land in Pontotoc Co, Miss. There is supposed to be a written will in MS for him. Does anyone have any earlier information on him or his wife? I would like a copy of their death certificates, land purchase, newspaper articles, ancestors, family histories. How do I go about writing for the land purchase records? Happy to see your webpage. Sarah BRYANT is the daughter of William BRYANT & Delilah DILLARD.

    BAILEY, MATHEWS, MATHIS posted by Glen B. Nicholas on Sunday, March 8, 1998

    Need help with John L. Mathis (Mathews) listed in 1850 census of Pontotoc Co, MS with wife Martha Bailey & children Edmund, Joseph, Augustus, Sarah & Mary. Family also listed in 1860 Tippah Co, MS & 1870 Lafayette Co, MS. Need parents of John L. or Martha & any brothers or sisters. William B. Mathis is probably brother to John L.. Edmund, Joseph & Augustus left for war & never heard from. No record found of deaths. Would like to hear from anyone that descends from either of these sons if there were any. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Glen 1275 Point of Pines Guntersville, AL 35976

    LUMPKINS posted by Bill Bentley on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

    Seek info on James W. or M. LUMPKINS, age 38, b S.C. in 1850 U.S. census of Pontotoc Co. Miss. Listed on page 125, with wife Elizabeth 27, b Tenn., children: Mary age 7, b Miss., Sarah age 5, b Miss., Robert age 3, b Miss., and Martha age 1, b Miss. I believe James to be son of John LUMPKINS of McNairy Co. Tenn. who died ca 1860, and grandson of Robert and Elizabeth (FOREST) LUMPKINS who were born in Va. migrated to area of Knoxville, Tenn. and finally to Wayne County, Indiana. Other ch of John were, W'm. Elizabeth, John Camel, Matilda, Lucinda, Robert C., Richard F., and Martha who m Isaac S. HOLMAN.

    BUSBY, CROW, PARK posted by Peggy Heinen on Saturday, March 14, 1998

    James William Park, born 15 Sept, 1857 was the son of James Park & Melinda (possibly Hemsley)married Genettie Crow, daughter of William M. Crow and Delilah Ann Mildred Busby, the daughter of Merideth Busby and Minerva Hunt. Any information on these families will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    CAIN, LEE, NIX posted by Audrey S. Hayden on Sunday, March 15, 1998

    I am looking for information on Moses Perkins Lee and his wife Alpha Omega Cain. They spent most of their lives in Pontotoc County. Moses served in the Civil War. I am looking for information on Thomas Cain and his wife Sarah (Sally) Nix. I believe they may have been from Monroe County, Mississippi, but may have lived for some time in Pontotoc. Thank you.

    MCELVANY posted by Pat Ruble on Sunday, March 15, 1998

    The McElvanys lived here in the 1800s some stayed some went to Texas then to Prague, Oklahoma. I would like to make contact with anyone who has some old family history or would like the family history from the time they got to Texas on.

    HIPP, MORRIS, PORTER posted by Barbara Hipp on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

    James A Porter and Mary A Porter children Neal, Mack, John A., and William D. This is listed on a 1870 Henderson Co. census record Mary and the children are listed as being born in Ms. their last three children are listed as being born in Texas. One of the children James Walker Porter is my husbands great grandfather. He was adopted at the age of 18 months here in Henderson Co. Tx. Can't find any more information on James A and Mary. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thank You Barbara Hipp

    FLENNIKEN, PATTON posted by Nancy Gay Crawford on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

    Nancy H. Flenniken married Beniah Pye Patton in Pontotoc co., MS. April 8, 1848. Looking for her parents and siblings. she was b. in Dallas Co., AL. April 17, 1828 and died March 9, 1884 and is buried in Morehouse Parrish, LA. Thank you for any help in advance.

    CROSLEY, HILBURN posted by Kathie Marynik on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

    Seeking descendants of James CROSLEY, born 1802, wed 1829 Mariah Catherine HILBURN, died 1873 in Abbeville, Lafayette Co. In Pontotoc Co. for 1840, 1850, & 1870 census records. Their adult children: Fredrick A., James W., Abraham H., Valentine V., Mary A., Zachary T., Lucy C., & Stephen D. Crosley.

    HILBURN posted by Kathie Marynik on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

    Seeking death info for Woodward Augustus & Elizabeth Susanna HILBURN. Born c1772 & c1790 respectively. Last found on 1850 census in Pontotoc County in the area of Toccopola. Thank you very much.

    TAYLOR posted by Tsgt Russell P. Osborne,USAF (Ret) on Tuesday, March 17, 1998

    I am Looking for anyone who might have known the family of Thomas Edward Taylor Of Pontotoc, Ms. I am specifically looking for his son "Kenneth Edward Taylor" a former Korean War Veteran who served as a B-29 Gunner during that war.He would be about 70 years old. I am attempting to reunite Kenneth with his son "Dwight G. Taylor who was born in the state of Arkansas. You would make a man very happy if you can provide any information. Many thanks.

    REAVES posted by carolyn hickey on Wednesday, March 18, 1998

    John M. REAVES b. 1847 MS (Pontotoc Co.)d. 1892 AR (CSA Co. B 7th MS Inf, blacksmith) Lucinda C. REAVES b.1846 MS d. 1937 White Co. AR George C. Reaves b. 1871 MS Nancy E. Reaves b. 1871 MS Jackson Hall Reaves b. 1875 MS Wille Reaves b. 1888 AR Rillie Reaves b. 1888 AR

    BRANDON, FORBES posted by Ann Moss on Wednesday, March 25, 1998

    Seeking information on parents of Washington BRANDON and Mary FORBES. Found in 1850 census for Pontotoc, MS; believe they married in 1849.

    BREWSTER, MAHON, MAYHON posted by Julie Perry on Wednesday, March 25, 1998

    JOSEPH MAHON and his wife RACHEL BREWSTER were residents of Pontotoc Co. He died there on 13 Feb 1851, buried in Cherry creek Cemetery. I am interested in any information on this family. The children were: Elizabeth, Mary, Mildred, Sarah, Henry P., Nancy, John, and Martha Mahon. Will gladly exchange information.

    BOYD, STEWART posted by Jim Allen on Sunday, March 29, 1998

    Seeking info on Thomas STEWART who married Christina BOYD of Monroe Co., MS, and moved to Pontotoc Co. I have limited info and willing to share.

    HUEY, SMITH posted by Bobby Huey on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

    Looking for info on Fred C. HUEY and Mary Alice (SMITH) HUEY. They are my grandparents lived around Pototoc, Ms. from around 1900 thru 1950's.

    MARTIN posted by Karen Waddell on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

    Would someone know the full name of the 2 C.W. MARTIN'S listed in the 1845 census? Do they have a son named John C. listed born est. 1860? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Karen Waddell

    CUTHBERTSON, WARD posted by Mike Cobb on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

    I was recently contacted by a descendant of George Ward. The gentleman works for a railroad and now lives in California. He responded to my querry in this column. Sir, I have lost your address! Please contact me again.

    BELL, CALDWELL, COBB, COOLHORN, MONTGOMERY posted by Linda Miller on Thursday, April 9, 1998

    I'm trying to find further info. Isa/Esa COBB, (b. 9/16/1869, m. 1/116/1845 in Lee Co. to:Mary Ann "Mollie" MONTGOMERY (b.12/16/1845) . Both buried in New Harmony (cemetary?town?) MS. His father was Issiah or Isiah COBB, b. abt. & mother____ ???? COOLHORN. Mary Ann's parents were Sam MONTGOMERY b. abt. 1805-1825 & Rebecca/Rachael? CALDWELL. Sam MONTGOMERY's parents MAY have been John & Catherine (King) Montgomery of Pontotoic Co, Rebecca's parents MAY have been John & Jane CALDWELL of Potontiac Co. Any info. re. dates of birth, death, marriage, parents, etc. greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Linda Miller

    BIGHAM, JOHNSON posted by Karen Whitt on Saturday, April 11, 1998

    I am trying to lacate any records of William Arguile Johnson   born Nov. 1, 1844 married Nancy Jane Elizabeth Bigham Feb. 7 1869, I am trying to find out who his parents and brother and sisters were and I believe William fought in the civil war.  Any help with this I would deeply appreciate, thank you for your time and all the wonderful research you have done.  Karen Whitt, email 4harley3@gte.net, 500 W. Broom Hobbs, NM 88240

    HARMON, WHITE posted by William Jones on Saturday, April 11, 1998

    I am looking for information on my ggGrandparents, Stephen G. and Margaret(Burks) Harmon. They moved from Genery's Gap, Shelby Cty., Al. ca.1844. They had at least 11 children, Lydia(1840); Martin V.B.(1842); Sarah(1846);John(1848); Rebbecca J.(1850);Wm. R.(1854); Joseph(1856); Loucanda(Candy)(1859); Gilbert (1861); Wright(1854); Malinda O.(1868). Loucanda, my g-Grandmother married Thomas R. White. He cane to Pontotoc from Barren Cty., Ky. abt. 1880. I beleive Thomas' brother Michael also came to Pontotoc, but I don't know for sure. Michael would have been the oldest son of "Irish" John White (born County Cork, Ireland abt. 1814.) and Susannah Browning. Any information on either of these families would be greatly appreciated. Have other info to share.

    BUGG, STOCKTON posted by Margi Pond on Saturday, April 11, 1998

    RICHARD ANDREW STOCKTON married SARAH BUGG; AUG 29, 1850; in Pontotoc MS. I'm searching for Richard and Sarah's parents. Richard Andrew Stockton was born-July 29, 1826-TN.? Or that's what we been told???!! Sarah Bugg was to have been born 1836

    LOWREY, SEXTON, VAUGHAN, WEBB posted by Linda Webb Cleveland on Monday, April 13, 1998

    I have moved to a new email. I am looking for information on the Webb, Sexton, Vaughan families. The Sextons were from Pontotoc Miss. From where my granmother Lillie Lowrey was born. Her mother was Martha J. Sexton and her father was Thomas Lowrey. I have no other information about where they came from. I am also looking for information on Littleberry Vaughan who married Sally Sarah Strickland. His father came from Chico Texas. I have lots of information on the Strickland side but not too much on the Vaughans, although I do know of a cousin in Shannon, MS. So please let me know if anyone has any info. Thanks, Linda

    JONES, REAVES posted by Marvin Jones on Tuesday, April 14, 1998

    I am interested in learning the parents of Norman N Jones, and any other data on this person. He is shown on the 1850 Pontotoc census as being 27 yrs., born in VA. He married Susan A Reaves in Shelby Co TN in 1848. Their issue: Monroe b 1850, James b 1852, Sarah b ca 1853, George b ca 1856, Burton b ca 1858. Sarah m. William H MORGAN ca 1872. . Norman must have died about Sep or Oct 1860, as he appears on the probate for Susan.s father in Sep, but does not appear on census w/the family taken in Oct.. Susan married Samuel Pool(e) in 1863. Will be happy to exchange data with anyone. I have extended data on my grandfather James and on Monroe. I will be delighted to exchange data.

    CARLILE, HUFFSTICKLER, OWEN, ROBBINS, YOUNG posted by Tracy Owen Umfleet on Tuesday, April 14, 1998

    I am currently searching for information about my grandparent's family. My grandfather was James Hershel Owen b.12/10/1907 in Pontotoc; his parents were John Owen and Pearl Owen(my mother thinks Pearl may have been 1/2 indian). I know he had 3 siblings (Myrtis,Troy,and Roy) I desperately need info on his parents lineage. ALSO, my grandmother Sybil Odell Huffstickler Owen was born 11/18/1914 in New Albany (Pleasant Hill).Her parents were Lena Young and Samuel Edgar Huffstickler. I would appreciate any information on their parents Mollie Tennessee Robbins?/Madison Young and JB Huffstickler/ Havanna Carlile. All the family is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetary excepting my grandparents. If anyone has any knowledge of any of these ancestors, please contact me. I have LOTS of OLD pictures, letters, etc. but no names. Thanks in advance.

    WHITTEN posted by Patsy T. Johnson on Thursday, April 16, 1998

    Harriet Rebecca Whitten m. July 11, 1848 in Pontotoc Co., MS, Elijah Simpson Sanders. Does anyone have information on her parents? Would like to correspond with a family member.

    SMITH, YOUNG posted by marie nelsen on Thursday, April 16, 1998

    mary rebecca smith young james asbury young looking for parents of these two who are my greatgrand parents i have drawn blanks todate

    MAULDIN, ORR posted by Robert Daniel on Saturday, April 18, 1998

    Seeking information on Valentine Barry ORR, b. 1826 KY, married 1852 in MS to Mary Jackson MAULDIN, b. 1836 in MS. They lived in Pontotoc Co. MS in the 1860�s and 70�s. Valentine served in Confederate 41st MS infantry, Company F. They migrated to Milam Co TX in the 1880�s. Both are buried in Rockdale, Milam Co. TX.

    DAGGETT, MOSELEY posted by Dennis Clemente on Sunday, April 19, 1998

    Good day-- I'm looking for any information on Frederick H. Daggett, 2nd Sergeant, Co. G, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, captured at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 and held at Fort Delaware until 1865. Fred was a nephew of my great-great-grandfather Harry Moseley of Manlius and Syracuse, NY. Also looking for information on Lydia Daggett, presumed to be Fred's mother, and any other family members. I will be happy to share the information that I have. Regards, Dennis Clemente

    BOLT, PHILLIPS posted by Pam White on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

    Trying to help friend with genealogy. R.E. Phillips, P.O. Box 93, Brashear, Texas 75420 He is seeking marriage, death and interment info on: Levi Phillips b. 1821 Union S.C. m. Mary Elizabeth Bolt b. 1829-1830. Children were: Lucinda, Julie and Joseph A., b. 1847-1849 at Pontotoc, Miss. per 1850 Miss. Census. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You can either email me (Pam) or mail direct to R.E. (Bob) Phillips. Many Thanks

    BELLEW, CHILLDRES, DOWLEN, REAVES, VAUGHN posted by Jeanie Burleson on Thursday, April 23, 1998

    My 2nd Great grandfather was Albert Galenton Vaughn b. Jul 7, 1858 d. Oct 20, 1932 in Thaxton, MS m. Mary Elizabeth Dowlen b. Aug 11, 1860 d. May 16, 1939 in Thaxton. They lived in LaFayett and then Pontotoc County. My great grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Bellew b. Mar 3, 1890 in Marshall Co. d. Jul, 1972 in Thaxton. Her parents were Z. J. Bellew b. Mar 18, 1848 d. Aug 20, 1925 m. D. P. b. Oct 30, 1854. Any information on these lines would be appreciated.

    RIGGS posted by Harold Riggs on Thursday, April 23, 1998

    William Calvin Riggs b 7-2-1846 d 9-14-1867 m. 1-31-1867 m Sarah Elmina b 5-5-1848 came from St Clair Co Ala.CSA.Son of: Henry b 1814;son of George b 1788;son of James 1775. Seeking siblings of any of the above. After leaving Tupelo,MS they moved & died in Dallas Co. TX. Harold Riggs lives in Rowlett, TX.Please email MAC2452@aol.com Appreciate any information. Thank you very much

    SANDERS, SANDFORD posted by Patsy T. Johnson on Friday, April 24, 1998

    William A. Standford, b. AL @1830 married Lydia C. Saunders/Sanders b. @ 1829 MS. They married in Pontotoc Co., MS Feb. 22, 1949 and had children, Martha J. b. 1850, John A. b. 1854, Solab E. b. 1854 (twins) and Sarah b. 1857. Who were their parents. Would also like to contact desendants.

    MAHON, MAYHON posted by Julie Perry on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

    Joseph Mahon who died in Pontotoc Co on 13 Feb 1851 was married to Rachel Brewster. They were the parents of the following children: Mildred, Sarah, Henry P., Nancy, John, Martha, Mary and Elizabeth Mahon. Who did the children marry? Did the family come to MS from Laurens Co., SC? Will gladly exchange information. Julie Perry

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