Mississippi GenWeb Project State Logo
US GenWeb Project National Logo


Posted Queries for August thru September 1998


    HUDSON, HUTSON, MCKNIGHT, WAIT posted by Diana Manley on Sunday, August 2, 1998

    My g.g.g.grandparents were James Waite and Lousia J. McKnight born probably late 1830's and married around 1855 in Pontotoc Co. Miss. Their daughter Rebecca Jane Wait b. 1861 married Charles William Hudson(Hutson) b.1850's married 1881 in Pontotoc Co. Miss. In 1880 census I have found James Wait and family in Pontotoc Co. and 4 houses down Charles Hutson was living with the Mills family as a laborer. I have not yet found them in the 1870 or 1860 census in Pontotoc Co. Miss. There may also be a connection with Mills since Charles Hutson (Hudson) was staying with then in 1880. Also I believe that Louisa J. McKnight (Wait) had a brother named Robert. Any information would help. Thanks and I would be happy to share. Diana cedar_grove@neto.com

    DARLING posted by on Sunday, August 2, 1998

    John Darling Bluesprings Miss.

    SHAW posted by Joe Kell on Wednesday, August 5, 1998

    I am looking for information on Neal(Neil)SHAW,born about 1805 in North Carolina,who appears on the 1850 Census of Pontotoc County.His occupation is listed as Ginwright.I would like to correspond with anyone with information on this family.

    LUTHY posted by James Luthy on Friday, August 7, 1998

    I am researching my family history, & could use some help tracing my family's history to the present in the Pontotoc area. Thanks

    MEADOR, MELTON, SCOTT posted by Beth H. Sauceman on Saturday, August 8, 1998

    The 1850 census of Pontotoc Co. shows the widow of John Scott, Ellender Melton Scott, age 53, living in the h/h of her son, John J. Scott, and his wife Mary. Her daughter, Eliza Jane, had married John Griggs Meador in 1847, and another sister, Sarah Ellinor Scott, born 1828 lived with them. Sarah Ellinor married Alfred J. Meador in 1851, brother of John Griggs Meador. Alfred Meador died in 1852 and his widow married Martin McCall. Any information on the above people greatly appreciated.

    PERRY, STONE, WALKER posted by Rev. Robert E. Walker on Saturday, August 8, 1998

    I am researching the family of John C. Walker who married Mary Stone Aug. 9, 1857 in Pontotoc County. John entered the Civil War at Serepta and was wounded shortly afterward in the battle of Collierville, Tn. He was carried to a Union Hospital in Memphis, treated and released. His wife, Mary Stone Walker and young son, Warren and one other lady traveled to his side in Memphis by ox cart. They settled and bought land in Memphis. Mary had sold the land near Randolph for Confederate money - worthless but she didn't know. I need to know who John C. Walkers parents were. Also, Mary Stone's parents. Will share information.

    BRAMBLETT, BRAMLETT, BRAMLITT posted by Mike Bramblett on Monday, August 10, 1998

    Looking for anyand all information on the above surnames.

    HELLUMS, HELMS posted by Ann Hill on Tuesday, August 11, 1998

    Jonathan Helms/Hellums born ab 1808 in Tn. Believed to be son of William and Letitia Helms. I want to know if Jonathan was married previously before he married Crissie Matilda ? and was he the father of ELIZABETH and NANCY Helms. He was in Arkansas in 1850 and 1860 and these two women were married in Hempstead County in 1849. Jonathan was in Pontotoc County in 1840 and 1845.

    RIGGS posted by Dan Riggs on Wednesday, August 19, 1998

    Sion B. Riggs b. 1825, St. Clair CO., AL Parents were George and Margaret Riggs of St. Clair Co., AL. George's will of 1870 states that Sion died in Ms ( possibly Pontotoc Co. before his father )Family thinks he may be buried at a community church site east of but near Tupelo. Wife at time of death would have been a Nancy Truss Riggs.

    PRIVETTE, WILLIS posted by Dianna Privette on Saturday, August 22, 1998

    Searching the lines of Andrew Emanuel Privette, b. 7/5/1849 in Pontotoc Co. MS, m. in McNairy Co. TN, Milissa Jane Willis, b. 4/4/1855 in Pontotoc Co., MS, her parents were Angelina Willia and Jefferson P. Willis, one or both to be of Native America descent. There was a picture, but it seems to have evaported, to id her tribe(Milissa Willis) died Gooding Idaho, have more data, but trying to search back!!

    CALDWELL, CORNWELL, DORSEY, DULANEY, MATTHEWS, MCDONALD, WILLIAMSON posted by Mary L. Branson on Sunday, August 23, 1998

    All of the above are listed in the 1850 census in Pontotoc Cty. Dr. Thomas Clay Williamson, DOB 1827 in AL, trained with Dr. Dorsey, also born in AL. Dr. Williamson's mother was Sabrita "Sabra" Dulaney; his father was George Williamson, born in Ireland. Dr. W. married Rhoda "Rhody" Naomi Cornwell Matthews (widow of Edward James Matthews, also of Pontotoc Cty); two of their children were born in Lee County: Maximillian Wade Williamson in 1868 (but he also said he was "from" Water Valley) and Rhoda Pearson Williamson in 1869 and, one, Thomas Dorsey Williamson, in Prairie Cty, Ark in 1864. The family moved in the early 1880's first to Pickens, now Marshall Cty, Chickasaw Nation, IT (Ok), Rhody died there in 1887. Both boys married in Carter Cty, Chickasaw Nation, IT. Rhoda Pearson married Lucien Anderson Hathcock in Sunset, Wise Cty, TX, in 1884. Everybody in the family then homesteaded, founding, essentially, Brown, Pottawatomie Cty, OK. in about 1891. Does anyone know when and why they left MS and went West and if there is any Indian blood in any of these families? (The McDonalds and Caldwells are also from Pontotoc, but they're on the other side of my family- we know they came to TX and stayed for a good while before going on to OK) Thanks, Mary Lou Branson, Ft Worth

    COX posted by June Smith on Monday, August 24, 1998

    Need all the info I can get on the COX families of Pontotoc Co for the years up through 1860.

    INMON, MARKHAM, TALLANT posted by Laquita Powers on Tuesday, August 25, 1998

    James Henry INMON b ca 1875 (FL) Birthplace ? Parents: Dabney M. INMON (AL) and Alcy Rebecca MARKHAM (FL) birthplaces ?? parents of each ???? Jettie Jewel TALLANT, daugh of John Wesley TALLANT birthplace ?? buried Lafayette Co. 1958

    HOMAN posted by Robert L. Homan on Tuesday, August 25, 1998

    I would like to make contact with anyone that has the name HOMAN(s) in any of their records. I have compiled a lot of information on this name and seek to share and acquire more. Thanks in advance for any help offered.

    CLAYTON, FORD, GILLION, HALEY, PANTER, WESTMORELAND posted by Betsy Haley on Friday, August 28, 1998

    Would love to find information on the following names; Annie E Westmoreland born 1-01-1890 Pontotoc Ms married JEFF V Haley in around 1914,had these children;Malissa Victoria,Bessie mae,Frellon Alexander,Noah Thomas,William David,JVjr..Jeff's nickname was Jethro.His Mother was Malissa Clayton born abt 1862 died 1930 and is buried in the Oakhill cemetery in Jasper Al. her husband was possibly Thomas Frellon Haley or Frellon Thomas Haley do not know anything about him except they were in Oklahoma when all the children were born .these children were;Mamie who mar.Conro L Olive,Altie who married felix Gardener,Zeller who married Preston White and they owned a store in aberdeen MS.Noah Thomas who married Etta Meadows,Jeff V who married Annie E Westmoreland,Frances who married Claude Burch.All these children were born in Oklahoma but came through and lived around Pontotoc.Their might have been quite abit of native blood I've been told ,but cannot find anything on them.Thomas Frellon Died in Oklahoma,do not know how or where he is buried,please help.

    DYSON, OWENS, ROBBINS posted by Dixie Hickey on Saturday, August 29, 1998

    Seeking info re: Calvin Roberson OWENS (b 9 Feb 1836 TN; m 8 Jan 1866 Pontotoc Co, MS; d 18 Mar 1883/4 Hardeman Co, TN). Also seeking info re: Calvin's wife who was M. Caroline ROBBINS d/o James ROBBINS (d 1863) and Pauline DYSON. M. Caroline ROBBINS OWENS d 1897 Pontotoc Co, MS.

    PHIFER posted by Lynda Hynan on Sunday, September 6, 1998

    Seeking to connect with others researching Peter Phifer b. 1775 in Mecklenburg NC and died 1852 in Pontotoc, MS. I am esp. interested in establishing parentage of Peter. Was he son of Henry Phifer or George or???

    BEVILL, DILLARD, DYSON, RUSSELL posted by Debra Bragg on Sunday, September 6, 1998

    I'm seeking information on the parents and siblings of James Pink Dillard (b. 1844, d.1909) of Pontotoc County and his wife, Eliza Dyson Dillard (b.1848, d.1936) Eliza may have been born in Corinth. J.P. and Eliza lived in Lafayette Springs (now Hurricane). Also seeking information on Hugh Russell (b. 1840, d. 1898) and his wife M.F. (b. 1846, d. 1911). Both are buried in Sand Springs . And, need to verify information on Samuel Bevill (b.abt 1861) and his wife Martha Mollie Hutchinson (b. abt 1863)

    CHRISTIAN, SIMPSON posted by Jeremy Lansford on Monday, September 7, 1998

    I am seeking information about William Christian and his wife, Nancy Simpson. They had a daughter named Margie Loue Christian who was born in 1875 in Mississippi. There is a William Christian (b. Abt 1823) and a Nancy Simpson (b. Abt 1844) in the 1850 census in Pontotoc County. That would make her about 31 and him 52 when Margie Loue was born. I don't know if these are my William and Nancy or not. Is any of this familiar to anyone? Jeremy Lansford ICMaker@aol.com Austin, TX

    JETER, JORDAN, SELF posted by Barbara Hamman on Monday, September 7, 1998

    Jackson J. Jordan b: 1828 in Alabama, d: August 15, 1858 in Sevier County, Arkansas. Jackson married Elizabeth Self April 03, 1849 in Pontotoc Co., Mississippi. Elizabeth was born 1830 in Georgia. Elizabeth was the daughter of Isaac Self & Sarah Elizabeth Jeter. Jackson & Elizabeth had the following children. Mary Jane Jordan born 1850 Sarah e. Jordan born 1852 James M. Jordan born 1854 Martha F. Jordan born 1858 Jackson's mother and father were Dempsey & Mary Jordan. Dempsey was born 1784 GA. Mary was born in South Carolina. Jackson's brothers and sisters were Marion, William, James, Mary and Minsey. These families were in the 1850 Census for Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Who was Dempsey Jordan's parents? Who was Sarah Elizabeth Jeter's parents? Who was Isaac Self's parents? I would like to correspond with any Jeter, Jordan or Self researchers. Barbara Hamman

    BAKER, FLOWERS, KING, MASK posted by Amanda Mask on Thursday, September 10, 1998

    I am looking for info about my grandmother Mary Lou Baker or King who married Arlis Mask, and info about their parents

    BOBO posted by tommy bobo on Saturday, September 12, 1998

    searching for muster roll of the 41th miss infantry, my gg grandfather sterling seaborn bobo 1834-1924 inlisted in monroe co. april 1863 and please send other information on bobo family thanks for your help

    ARNOLD, BECKHAM, MAYNARD posted by Bennie Loftin on Sunday, September 13, 1998

    Charles A. Arnold; PO BOX 340; KIOWA OK 74553 is researching Ira L. ARNOLD 1816-1900 and 1st wife Mary Jane BECKHAM. Ira L. was living in Pontotoc County, GA in 1850. Ira L. and 2nd wife Mary Francis MAYMARD ONLEY ARNOLD are buried in the Palmetto Methodist Cemetery, Lee County, GA.

    COLLINS, HARRIS posted by Anna Penny on Tuesday, September 15, 1998

    JOSEPH COLLINS(b. 1846) m. JOSEPHINE HARRIS Children: Dozier,b.1870;Julius,b.?;Arthur,b. 1884; Floyd, b. 1882; Lawrence, b.?; Thomas, b.1874; Edna,b.? Felix, b. ? lived in Ecru, Miss. in 1919 and before I think. Floyd, Arthur, Lawrence and Joseph C. are buried at the Ecru Cemetery, Ecru, Miss. Would like to get in touch with relatives.

    HNAT posted by chrystyna Hnat on Friday, September 18, 1998

    I am looking for descendants with the surname Hnat in whose family there was a Michael and Anna Hnat (husband and wifw) She I think was of Slovak background

    HILL, STEPHENS posted by Carl Hill on Saturday, September 19, 1998

    Searching for Information and Family members for Josiah Hanley HILL, b South Carolina abt 1810, d. Texas 1890. m. Nancy STEPHENS b. Virginia 1805, d. Texas 1899 ( first marriage to John L HOPKINS) Josiah was a methodist minister moved from Talledaga, Alabama to Pontotoc Co. Miss 1840/41 and left about 1845. Children of Josiah & Nancy, Henry Stephens Hill b. 1833, Elizabeth Stephens Hill b.1836, Richard W. Hill b.1838, William Stephens Hill b. 1841, Pontotoc Co. Miss, m. Amelia Josephine WILLIS, E. J. Hill, Mary J. Hill, Ann A. Hill. Would appreciate any contact regarding this family, thanks. Carl V. Hill Jr. 281-4991807

    FREE, MAKAY, WILEY posted by Bill Wiley on Monday, September 21, 1998

    MARY SUSAN FREE BORN 1870 -1900 JOHN FREE 1850 - 1890 WILLIAM MCKAY 1850 -1900 NORMAN MCKAY 1850 - 1900 JOSEPH WILEY 1850 - 1900

    RODGERS, SIMS posted by Clarke Rodgers on Tuesday, September 22, 1998

    Seek info on families of James and Rachel RODGERS who signed power of attorney in Pontotoc Cty, MS on October 4, 1850 giving William SIMS of Pontotoc Cty authority to act for them re estate of Richard Sims, deceased, formerly of Laurens, SC. Believe James Rodgers must have come from Laurens, SC and would appreciate any info about him. Thanks.

    BROWN, DALE posted by Thomas Welton on Saturday, September 26, 1998

    Looking for info on the BROWN and DALE families living in Pontotoc Co. and surrounding area, around the early 1800's to the mid 1800's. Any information helpful. Thank you.

    BUTLER posted by Jeannine Butler on Sunday, September 27, 1998

    Looking for information about Daniel Butler, Jerusha Warrington Butler, Joe Lee Butler who lived in Poplar Springs, MS. Should have been listed in 1910 Census of Pontotoc County

    YAWN posted by ellen yaun on Sunday, September 27, 1998

    Cullalah YAWN married Johnnie ALBRITTON. Looking for information on her father, John Coker Yawn, or her birth date, etc. albritton children were Nathan, Lee, Bella, Cleo, Juanita, and Lillian.

    HILL, PENSON posted by Francy Thompson on Monday, September 28, 1998

    Looking for information on Levi Newton HILL (born 1835 in SC) and his wife Lucinda PENSON (b. 1833 in SC). They married about 1857 in SC and were in Pontotoc County, MS before 1860 when they appear on the federal census for Pontotoc County. They are said to have moved with other Hill and/or Penson relatives. Levi and Lucinda Hill had at least 2 children born there between 1859-1873 when they moved to Arkansas. I believe they may have had other children who died in the county. Levi enlisted for the Confederate Army at Fredonia, Mississippi on 26 April 1862 by Capt. Smith for a period of 3 years. He was a corpl. in Company E., 43 Reg't of Mississippi. He was taken prisoner at Vicksburg, Mississippi on 4 July 1863 and released on 11 July 1863. Any information on possible relatives and/or infant or small children they may have lost in Miss. would be a great help!

    ALEXANDER, HOY, ROGERS posted by Leah Schniers on Tuesday, September 29, 1998


    LONG, VAUGHN posted by Vera Shettles Hurst on Wednesday, September 30, 1998

    My grandparents, James Lewis Vaughn and Rebecca Long Vaughn. I know that he had a sister Lucy who married Logan Montgomery.  I think Rebecca's father was Seth Long and she had brothers, Dave, Elba and Efford. Would like to hear from anyone having any knowledge of these folks.

    KNOWLES, PUTMAN, SHELTON, WADE posted by Georgia Hendrix on Wednesday, September 30, 1998

    WADE, Henderson m Rebecca Shelton 1852 Pontotoc Co.MS Jennie 1853m Bill Riley; Rebecca m Frank Spuryer; John 1859 Martha Pruett;; Eliz Ann m. Jim Whitworth, Sally m Mark Easterland; Wm.Ed m. Kate Parks,Geo m Martha Knowles; James m. Va. Neaver; Heny m. Maud Payne. REBECCA's dau of:Thomas Shelton Jr+Mary T. Howell Best; Doc Greenlee;Blany;Thomas III; John A 1821; Redden; & White; KNOWLES, Sam f/Nottingham Bur Camp Creek Cem.+Mary Hardin belong-Church 42yrs. PUTMAN; Wm. Martin +Alice Crowe-Captured +inj at Gettysburg,returned to Pontotoc Co Want to hear from all related

    Return to Pontotoc Co. MS Genealogy page

    View ...


MSGenWeb   USGenWeb  Pontotoc County Home Page