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    CRANE, RAGSDALE posted by Bill Berry on Saturday, December 5, 1998

    Margaret RAGSDALE is listed in the 1850 Pontotoc County Census as living with Stephen and Mary CRANE. If you have any information on RAGSDALE or CRANE please contact me. I will exchange info.

    TRIPLET, TRIPPLETT posted by Lillie Fort on Saturday, December 5, 1998

    Is anyone researching these surnames. It is my grandmother's family I am trying to find. Appreciate any help.

    LANGLEY posted by Hara Pue on Sunday, December 6, 1998

    Am looking for information on the James LANGLEY family who was in Pontotoc Co. Miss. in the 1850 census. They were from South Carolina. Any help would be much appreciated.

    FRAZIER, HAYES, HAYS posted by Barbara Askins on Monday, December 7, 1998

    I am researching John Marion Frazier b. 1825 in TN; married Mary Jane Hays (Hayes) in 1859 in Pontotoc MS. Son, James Marion Frazier b. 1861 in MS. 1870 census shows John and Mary Jane in Olive Branch, DeSoto Co., MS.

    STONE posted by Rev. Robert E. Walker on Monday, December 7, 1998

    I would deeply appreciate any information on the death date of: William Simon Stone or his wife: Sarah Stone Both were living in Pontotoc County in 1850. I would like to know the cemetery if possible where they are buried. ANY other informtion of either of these two would be appreciated. Also, anything on James Stone.

    FRANCES, JOHN, ROOK, SELVEY posted by Anita Rook Reddig on Tuesday, December 8, 1998

    Researching the ROOK family. Thomas Rook married Sally Frances. Date unknown. Both probably born in South Carolina. Children of Thomas and Sally: Eliza, Elizabeth Clementine, Sarah Olivia (Ollie), Ella, Martha, Theresa, Thomas (died a child) and Duncan Coleman Rook. Family moved to Arkansas probably in 1880's. Sally is listed on MS census as widow in 1880. Three of the Rook girls married ST. JOHN men: Eliza married Columbus ST. JOHN, Clementine married Jim ST. JOHN, Theresa married first John SELVEY, and then Jim ST. JOHN. I think Sally died before family came to Arkansas. Believe ROOK children all born in MS. Pontotoc County, MS listed on death certificate for Ollie ROOK as place of birth. Any help would be appreciated.

    LAUDERDALE posted by Royce Culpepper on Wednesday, December 9, 1998

    Lauderdales have lived in Pontotoc County since early 1800s. I have information from Scotland, the original name was MAITLAND, up to the present. This research was done by other people, but I am the only one who has WEB capability. Royce Culpepper

    ORR, PARROT posted by Beverly Brandon Sweeney on Saturday, December 12, 1998

    Looking for information on SAMPLE ORR and his wife, SUSAN PARROT ORR, and sons ELIJAH AND ELISHA ORR. They lived in this county in 1850, but, from all my information, it was probably for just a short time

    CAIN, CASTLEBERRY, LEE, PARKER, STEWART posted by Audrey Diener on Sunday, December 13, 1998

    I am looking for the LEE families from Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Also, CAIN, STEWART and PARKER Families. Please email me if you have any information on any of these families. I am especially interested in the Moses P. Lee family. His daughter married Samuel CASTLEBERRY. Moses and his wife Alpha CAIN were married in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi on December 23, 1847. Thank you!! Audrey Diener audrey@mvs.st-clair.mo.us

    CARTER, HICKEY posted by Thomas Carter on Saturday, December 19, 1998

    Looking for any information on william c. carter & family,b-abt 1843 in ms may be pontotoc county elisted in 2nd ms cav com d in 1863.at rocky ford married Elizabeth hickey oct 1870 in lafayette county. died 1886 where?may be union co, he had 3 son,s william finley,b 1876 union co, thomas eilge b abt1880 union co, louis h. b1881 lafayetta co. who was is his mother&father? where were they from?.


    Know that a lot of my family lived in Thaxton ,Ms Grandparents: William Loye BLAIR & Ivy Louise TOLBERT John Marlin CLEMENTS & Mildred Marie EAST GGrandparents: William Edward BLAIR & Audie Estelle McCOY William Oscar TOLBERT &Lydian Josephine AVERY James L. CLEMENTS & Beulah Bethgada RUSSELL Dossie Lee EAST & Lizzie Myrtle PERKINS GGGrandparents: Dock Franklin CLEMENTS & Leona Frances SKINNER GGGGrandparents: Jacob CLEMENTS & Louanna BUSBY Richard Lafayette SKINNER & Sarah Carolina WILLIAMS GGGGGrandparents: Stephen BUSBY & ???? Thomas Hiriam Abeth SKINNER & Amazy Lee JONES John E. WILLIAMS & Martha Candis McNEIL GGGGGGrandparents: Isaac SKINNER & Jane ??? Reuben JONES & Rebecca GOLDING Archibald McNEIL & Margaret ????? GGGGGGGrandparents: Henry GOLDING & Sarah ???? Any help with these familys would be appreciated. Thanks , Robbie

    BELK, BRIDWELL, GRAY posted by Terry L Belk on Friday, December 25, 1998

    My grandfather "Walter L. Belk" born Feb. 28- 29,1896/died May 1981.Walter married Della ? (? maiden name). children (my father) M J BELK, LAVERNE BELK (MOSS), FAYE BELK (TUTOR) another 1-2 but can't remember. My grandmother "Della ? Belk" born Oct. 12, 1887\ died Aug 1969. Also my mothers father was Robert Bridwell ? wife name.

    ELLIS posted by Mindi Winters on Monday, December 28, 1998

    I am in search of my gg grandfather's parents names. His name is Henry Ellis and he was married to Gertie Mae Herndon Ellis. I am unsure of any b.or d. dates. They lived around the Troy community,Shannon, Okolona, Pontotoc. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters. Luther Harvey(my g grandfather), Trannie Lee, Henry Edward, Emma, Eva. Luther Harvey was married to Mattie Lou Moore, but I think that she was his 3rd wife. They had 2 children Harvey Lee(my grandfather) and Annie Ruth.

    CROSLEY posted by Jeannice L. Furgerson on Monday, December 28, 1998

    Looking for any info on W.Crosley,Laura Crosley,John Furgerson OR Ferguson

    DEAN, WEATHERALL posted by Larry Dean on Wednesday, December 30, 1998

    Looking for info on WEATHERALL and DEAN families in Mississippi from 1850 to present Thank you for your help. Larry Dean

    DALLAS, ELLIS, HERNDON, MOORE posted by Mindi Winters on Saturday, January 2, 1999

    I have another query posted.. but I have now found out that alot of my info. was incorrect. My gg grandfather was Walter Ellis b.1877 d.1931 m. Gertie or Gutthie (G.M.) Herndon b.1861 d.1958. They had 3 sons; Trannie Lee, Henry Edward, Luther Harvey(my g grandfather) b.1901 d.1932 m. Mattie Lou Moore. Walter's parents were William b. about 1860 d. before 1910. m. Agnes Elizabeth Dallas b. 1856 - 1927. They had 2 sons Walter, and William Albert "Bert" Ellis, 3 daughters: Katie Bell, Effie, and Nannie. Agnes's parents were John Newton Dallas b. 1826 d.1907 m. Martha J. ___ b. 1829 d.__ . If anyone has any information, that would be helpful to me... please let me know. I don't know where that William is buried. I know where all of the others are buried though. Thanks. Mindi Winters Ellis

    BRANDON, DEAL, FORBES, FULTON posted by Peggy Atwood on Saturday, January 2, 1999

    Washington A. BRANDON married Mary M. FORBES October 25, 1849 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. To this union were born 5 children: Mary A. b. ca 1850 Sarah I. b. ca 1853 John A. b. September 11, 1854 George Washington b. ca 1857 James W. b. March 24, 1859 Mary M. FORBES is the daughter of John and Emily FORBES. John A. Brandon married Minnie Etter FULTON, daughter of S.C. and Mary DEAL FULTON, Pontotoc County, Mississippi. John A. and Minnie E. BRANDON are buried in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Would be happy to share all info that I have. Peggy Dean-Atwood

    KERR, KING posted by Doyle Buhler on Sunday, January 3, 1999

    L0oing for King family, namely James King, father of Hugh Burnor King. I do not have any dates on hand but if anybody out there is doing research on the King family or the Kerr family I would enjoy ...

    FRANKLIN, GREENWOOD, LEATHERS posted by Robert Franklin on Thursday, January 7, 1999

    I am searching for the parents of Mary (Mollie) GREENWOOD, b: 21 Oct 1855, d: 26 April 1898, Arp, Smith Co., TX. Married John William FRANKLIN on 9 Dec 1877 in Pontotoc Co., MS. In the 1870 Pontotoc Co., MS census, living in the household of John and Sibby LEATHERS is a Jane (18), Mary (15), and David (12) GREENWOOD. I believe this to be my Mary because the LEATHERS house is 3 houses from the John FRANKLIN she married. In the 1860 Census, James E. GREENWOOD and Susan S. have children Sarah H.(12), John B. (10), Arther W. (8), Jane (4), Mary E. (2). Could these be the Jane and Mary living in the LEATHERS house in 1870, even though their is a 3 year difference in both ages? Does anyone have any info on the GREENWOOD children living with the LEATHERS. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Bob Franklin

    HARDIN posted by Ron Eddington on Thursday, January 7, 1999

    Looking for any information on Mark Hardin, resident of Pontotoc 1840

    BUSBY, CROW, PARK posted by Peggy Park Heinen on Thursday, January 7, 1999

    James Busby died in 1847 in Pontotoc Co. Need information on his wife and siblings William Crow is buried in Bethal Baptist Cemetery in Lafayette Co. Any information on this family will be appreciated James Park died after 1905. Need any information on this family.

    BOWEN, GORDON posted by Lois Clifton on Sunday, February 21, 1999

    Seeking information on Sarah Jane Elizabeth GORDON (or GORDEN). She was born around 1853 in Tupelo area, and is buried in Springhill Cemetary (no date of death). She was married to William Dunwood BOWEN. Their children included: Thomas; Ida (my grandmother); Lon; Sidney; Eddia; Ben; John; Vinnie. Any information appreciated.

    YATES posted by Lucinda Kinsall on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

    I just copied from your 'Civil War' site the Roll of Militia in Pontotoc Co: 5th Reg't, 1st Brigade enr. & drafted 20, Feb. 1863. I found JOSEPH YATES listed in the County Mil., Randolph Beat, L.P. Conlee, Lt.-43 men. What I need to know is why is there a county mil. needed in the middle of the civil war? And how do I determine what happened to this 5th Reg't, 1st Brigade? Was this mil. employed as part of the regular army troops? I am trying to find out what Regiment Joseph Yates ended up in. Thanks!

    COWARD, DILLARD posted by Tom Coward on Thursday, February 25, 1999

    Looking for information on Lewis Coward. buried in Thaxton cemetery. He was the father of John T Coward 1887-1968 also buried in Thaxton. John T was married to Lottie Dillard the daughter of Lafayette Dillard and Mary Todd Dillard. They raised three sons and lived in the Thaxton, Friendship, and Ecru communities. Where was Lewis Coward from? I have lost his trail. My father was his grandson.

    WILLIAMS posted by Joseph Williams on Friday, February 26, 1999

    Still looking for Rev.Thomas R.WILLIAMS who came to Pontotoc Co. 1834. He could be in the household of Calvin WILLIAMS or Benjamin WILLIAMS in the 1837 state census...or he could be in the household of George WILLIAMS or Charles T. WILLIAMS in the 1840 Pontotoc Co. census. Does anyone have anything on these four WILLIAMSes living in Pontotoc Co.? What about a Zaida WILLIAMS who came to the area at the same time? or a Capt.John WILLIAMS, from Davidson Co. Tn. who came to the area to buy land at that time? Thanks for any clues. Thomas R. was only 16 in 1834 and must be with some relative. Joe Williams

    ANDREWS, WADE posted by Robert Wade on Saturday, February 27, 1999

    Searching for the children of Burnell Henderson Wade, Jr. and Rebecca Loutitia Andrews married December 25, 1864 in Pontotoc Co, MS (pa 542) Mar/Lic#4913. This was Burnell Henderson Wade's second married and I need to find his and her children. Burnell Henderson Wade, Jr. b. October 19,1844 in Gainesville, Sumpter Co., Alabama d. November 13, 1914 near Belden, MS. Rebecca Loutitia Andrews d. in Belden, MS. Thanks

    CONLEE, HELMS, LANGSTON, MILLER, PAYNE, SHIRLEY posted by joe brady on Saturday, February 27, 1999

    I am looking for help on Allen HELMS and his children. He was born in SC abt 1815 and was living in Pontotoc Co in 1880. He lived in Northeast part near Lee and Union co lines. One dau Clementine mar Alexander Miller. Had other children John W.,Nancy, Elizabeth, Walker, James married a Callahan, Andrew, Mary Ann Mollie who married C W Conlee, and Josephine who married James Tarrant. Allen is probably related to Felix Helms who moved to Chickasaw Co Ms.

    posted by Mike Tutor on Saturday, February 27, 1999

    Does anyone know when the new Pontotoc County history book will be printed?

    LOCKHART posted by mark lockhart on Sunday, February 28, 1999

    I am looking for information on dr. george w. lockhart or his family. i have some information on this family(mine) but still have lots of blanks to fill in. any help would be appreciated.

    SHERBIT, SHURBET posted by Larry Shurbet on Monday, March 1, 1999

    The Assistant Coordinator of Prentiss County said I should place this Query here in Pontotoc County. My Mother and I have been searching for any and all information regarding "Henry Middleton? Shurbet." H.M.S. resided in Prentiss and enlisted in the confederacy in 1862 in 19th Infantry, CO-K. We have copies of documents that show this but we are unable to find much else. On his military papers his name was usually spelled "Sherbit", however, there are different spellings as I'm sure you know. He served at Richmond VA, at Chimbrazo Hospital as a Guard, and later in Columbus, and return to Prentiss at the close of the Civil War. H.M.S. was born 1814 in SC, and died and is buried in Prentiss in 1892. He was my G-G-G Grandfather. His Son, to whom I descend, was Zadus Brister Shurbet. One Genealogist suggests that he was a spy for the Confederacy, and suggests that that is the reason we are unable to find much information. If you can be of any assistance, Mom and I would sure appreciate your help. Your Heritage Friend, Larry

    FOSTER, MAYO posted by Linda Foster Mayo on Friday, March 5, 1999

    I'm looking for Samuel H. Foster before 1840. I show him married to Elizabeth Alexander in 1850 census with children. I show him married to Caroline Vaughn in 1860 with children. He was born in Tennessee. I think maybe Claiborn Foster may be his father, but I'm not sure. Also looking for Henry Mayo in Pontotoc or Union County in late 1800's.

    CARTER posted by Sharon Hamlett on Saturday, March 6, 1999

    Am seeking info on my great-grandparents. Their names were Hence and Elizabeth CARTER. They had 3 sons: Orice Alec(my grandfather), Lou Martell, and Justin. All of them were from Pontotoc in the late 1800's/early 1900's. Anything would be helpful. Thanks.

    BOND, FREEMAN, MCCORMICK posted by Tami Driver on Sunday, March 7, 1999

    Looking for family members of the Nelson W. Bond Family born 3 may 1838. First wife Mary Teeters, 2nd w.Rebecca Music Cole. Dora Bond daughter of Nelson/Mary married Thomas W. McCormick. Also looking for members of Semion or Simion Freeman Family possiblly bn in 1850-60s. Semion had bros and sisters but i do not know there names or his wives names as he married at least 2 times-maybe 3. All lived in the area of Pontotoc Miss from app 1860 to 1900's.

    BOND, FREEMAN, MCCORMICK posted by Tami Driver on Sunday, March 7, 1999

    Looking for family members of the Nelson W. Bond Family born 3 May 1838. First wife Mary Teeters, 2nd w.Rebecca Music Cole. Dora Bond daughter of Nelson/Mary married Thomas W. McCormick. Also looking for members of Semion or Simion Freeman Family possiblly bn in 1850-60s. Semion had bros and sisters but do not know there names or his wives names as he married at least 2 times-maybe 3. All lived in the area of Pontotoc Miss from app 1860 to 1900's.

    CHADWICK, DAVIS, GOODWIN, MASK, NESBIT, TATE posted by Wynell Davis on Monday, March 8, 1999

    Looking for familys,listed,above.in 1800' ( back and forward.)My Grandmother was born in Troy Ms..her name is Merietta Josephine Goodwin..born 1887. I am trying to trace her father John..also born in Ms.Along with the other names listed above;

    CARTER, NEEL, PARK posted by Rickey Park on Monday, March 8, 1999

    Looking for descendents of Marvin and Oscar Carter. Also descendents of Mrs. S. E. Neel. They had an aunt Matilda Park who died in the home of Mrs. S. E. Neel in 1942, according to obit. She is burried in the Ecru Cemetary. I believe that Mrs. Neel's mother was Matilda's sister, Annie Carter she married Wylie Carter. Matilda and Annie were daughters of James and Melinda Park. Melinda's maiden name was probably Hensley, born in Alabama. James and Melinda died in Pontotoc Co. James died in 1907 Any information will be appreciated.


    Searching for information on Nancy CONNELL. She was married to John Allen TUTOR. Census records indicate that she was born in SC. I don't know if she met John Allen when he was in the Army or if her family had migrated to MS after her birth. Thanks!

    CLIFTON posted by Sheila Dixon on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

    Searching for parents of Lydia Ann Clifton. I think she was from Pontotoc Co. Married a James Childers. died in Tippah Co. If you have any info please let me know. Thanks.

    BAIRD, BARNETT, BRAY, MCKNIGHT posted by O. D. Smith on Saturday, March 13, 1999

    Seeking information on the Family of John Wallace and Eliza Baird. This family lived in Chickasaw Co. near the Pontotoc Co. line in 1850-60 era. Son William Wallace married Virginia E. McKnight in 1867. Daughter Tomana married Henry Owen in 1860. Son Francis Marion married Ellen Evelyn Barnett (possibly in Pontotoc Co. I have information on descendants that I would gladly share and would like to connect with anyone researching any of these lines.

    KNOX posted by Jim Brown on Sunday, March 14, 1999

    Researching the family of Isaac Nicholson KNOX and Martha Hightower KNOX, who moved Chickasaw or Calhoun County MS to Pontotc County about 1890.

    BOLTON posted by michael garrett on Sunday, March 14, 1999

    looking for info on Tom Bolton B.2-7-1858 d.1-9-1924 in New Albany,Ms.Married to Cardell Suratte B.2-29-1864 D.1-25-1946.They had children as follows,Andrew B,Clara B,Frank B,Kinley B,Roy Tilto B. I have all birth dates and death dates reguarding this line of Boltons.Many are burried in the liberty cemetary outside of New Albany,Ms.Any help would be appreciated

    HOBBS, PARKER, WILSON posted by Mike Wilson on Sunday, March 14, 1999

    Looking for any Wilsons, Hobbs, and Parkers who lived around Guntown (then Pont. Co) now Lee Co. Thomas Wilson married Mary J. Hobbs abt. 1869 then to Tx abt. 1879. His brother (I think is James Doak(Doke) Wilson) married Martha Parker.

    BROWNING, CORDER, GOGGANS, KIDD, PILCHER, WRAY posted by Pat Liggett on Wednesday, March 17, 1999

    Does anyone out there have any information on a Henry L. Kidd or family and on the family of Susie Louella Wray who was married to one of Henry's sons, John Earl Wray? Lucy Kidd married a man by the name of Pilcher and Mattie Kidd married a Goggans. Buck Kidd was married to a Nancy Corder and then to Georgia Ann Browning.This would have been all in the 1800's.

    BULLARD, COPELAND, GOSSETT, SWEENY, WILLIAM posted by Nita Reed on Wednesday, March 17, 1999

    I am interested in finding a son of Arthur Benjamin Bullard. His son, Clarence Marion Bullard was born in 1850 in Itawamba Mississippi. He came to Texas with an uncle, Elijah Griffith Bullard and married my grandmother in November 1886. They divorced in 1900. They had 6 children. Any information will be appreciated.

    CULBREATH, HUNTER, HURLEY, HURT, KIRKSEY, MULLENIX, NOBLE, SPECK posted by Cheryl Keevy on Thursday, March 18, 1999

    Looking for others researching the James Wilson, Martha Emeline (Langley) SPECK family. Children of James & Martha: James David, b. 1857 Pontotoc, MS. ; Mary Elizabeth, b. 1859 MS.; William Thomas, b. 1861 MS., married Viola Jane Hurt; Clementine Wilson, b. 1863; Hester Lourener, b. 1866 TN., married (1) Claudius Peter Hunter, (2) William Sanders Culbreath, (3) Tom Noble; Robert Lee, b. 1868 TN., married Kitty Kirksey; Margaret Emeline, b. 1869 AR., married ? Baxter; George Newton, b. 1872, d. 1876; Susan Jane, b. 1874 AR., married Thomas Jefferson Hurley; John Edmund, b. 1876 d. 1877; Varia Malissa, b. 1878 AR., d. 1880; Ada Florence, b. 1880 AR., married William Frederick Mullenix.

    NORRIS posted by Laveta Morren on Friday, March 19, 1999

    I am seeking information on Joseph A. and Mary "Polly" SMITH NORRIS. They are listed on the Pontotoc County, Mississippi 1850 census. Their children were Nancy, Lucinda, James A., William, Sarah A., Paralee Jane, and Mary Ann. I have information to share.

    DICKSON, DIXON posted by Donna Dickson Chambliss on Saturday, March 20, 1999

    I am researching the Dickson/Dixon name, my family is out of Lamar County,Purvis, Mississippi. I have only located four generations. I would appreciat any help if you may have or know of Dickson's in Mississippi. Thank You, Donna Dickson Chambliss DCsWorld2@aol.com

    GIVHAN posted by Rashad Givhan on Tuesday, March 23, 1999


    BEARD, NIX posted by Lois Clifton on Wednesday, March 24, 1999

    I found the following in the 1850 Pontotoc CO MS census and wonder if anyone has more information on this family. I'm seeking information on a John J. BEARD (ggrandfather, born ~ 1835; married to Malinda (Martha) NiX) and the dates for the John BEARD listed below are close. I'm trying to connect my John with the right BEARD family. Any help appreciated. Welcome BEARD, age 41, Farmer, born TN Jane BEARD, age 42, born GA Malvina BEARD, age 20, born AL John BEARD, age 15, born AL George BEARD, age 14, born AL Curran BEARD, age 11, born AL Elizabeth BEARD, age 8, born AL Lucretia BEARD, age 6, born MS Another family was also listed that would probably be the brother of Welcome, and I wonder if the two wives may not be sisters as they are so close in age and both from GA. Richard BEARD, age 46, Farmer, born TN Elizabeth BEARD, age 44, born GA George BEARD, age 21, Farmer, born AL Nancy BEARD, age 18, born AL William BEARD, age 15, born AL Martha BEARD, age 8, born AL Jackson BEARD, age 5, born MS

    CRADDOCK, HALL, SMART posted by Shelley Winn on Wednesday, March 24, 1999

    Need source for information on cemeteries near Sherman, MS. Have several possibly buried there.

    PURVIS, STRICKLAND, THOMPSON posted by Betty Archibald on Wednesday, March 24, 1999

    Hugh Hezekiah Purvis b.9/21/1856 in MS. Married Rhoda Hale Strickland in Cherry Creek, Ponotoc Co. MS. We have their children but can't get their parents. We have one of his sons marrying a Thompson girl in Ponotoc Co. but have hit the wall on her parents also. Any help here would be very nice.Thanks /

    KIDD, WALKER posted by pat russell on Wednesday, March 24, 1999

    I am attempting to connect with any Walkers or Kidds that were listed in the Pontotoc census from 1840-1870. If you had family there would you please e-mail me with your info. I really would appreciate it. I am working on a theory that might help us all. Thanks

    PANNELL posted by Jean Pannell on Thursday, March 25, 1999


    HADLEY, HOLLAND posted by SBaker on Friday, March 26, 1999

    1860 Ponotoc census p58 lists Thomas Holland b.1822 - AL Dorcus(Hadley) b.1826 - AL Josh 16 Nancy 12 Margaret 8 William 6 Charles 3 1870 census, Dorcus is replaced with Mary b.1829 Does anyone know where Dorcus us buried? and who Mary is?

    HOLCOMB, HORTON, YEARGAN posted by Marcina Shannon on Saturday, March 27, 1999

    John and Sarah HOLCOMB, Gilbert G. and Clarissa HORTON and Jasper and Mary (Holcomb) Yeargan lived in Pontotoc Co 1855-1870 (Tallibenila). Jasper YEARGAN d.1862 CSA. His widow, their six children, son-in law E.B. JOHNSON, Bro-in-law Simion YEARGAN and nephew Bethel HORTON left for Indian Territory ca 1870. I am looking for any information on these families. Will share anything I have.

    CARNES, MCDONALD, RUSSELL posted by Marcina Shannon on Saturday, March 27, 1999

    James M. and Mary Orlena (RUSSELL) CARNES of Itawamba Co. died late 1800's. Who were parents of James "Jimmy" CARNES? Was Mary Orlena daughter of Lunsford/Lansford RUSSELL of Marion Co. AL in 1830? Will share any information I have.

    ECHOLS, GILDER posted by Donna Sledge on Sunday, March 28, 1999

    Searching for information on Harvey Spurgeon Echols born on May 17,1880 in Pontotoc County. We have no Record of his parents except his Father was possibly J.W. Echols. Mother died while he was a baby. Remainder of the family moved to Texas. Searching for the family of Bunyet B. Gilder also.Born in Pontotoc September 6, 1861.

    COTTON, DEASON, DUKE, HAWKINS, MORRISON, PHILPOT posted by Becky Deason- Eubanks on Sunday, March 28, 1999

    I am looking for information on my great-great- grandmother, Mary Ann DUKE (born May 15, 1834 in GA). She married Josiah Deason in Pontotoc County, February 9, 1854. This marriage presents a strange mystery for me to solve. I have a copy of their marriage license, however, on the 1860 Calhoun County census, Josiah (26 years of age) appears as the head of household, with a Rebecca Deason (24 years old) and a Benjamin Deason (10 years old). These two people are not members of his immediate family, and the names are not found again. They may be cousins, but I don't know how they connect. At first, I thought Mary Ann Duke-Deason may have died. But, she reappears with Josiah on the 1870 AR census and they begin having children???? Unverified family information says that Josiah and Mary Ann had a daughter in Pontotoc or Calhoun in 1856, two years after their marriage, but she died in 1857. Other than family stories, I can not find any evidence of the birth of a daughter. Anyone with information on Mary Ann Duke, PLEASE let me know. Thanks in advance.

    SCOTT posted by jean Bartlett on Monday, March 29, 1999

    John Robinson Scott born 1810 in SC buried at Old Monroe Cemetery in Pontotoc County. I believe his Father was Archibald Scott of SC. One of his sons was James Harris Scott.Would like to find anyone who might can tell me something about his family, also when he came to MS. He was my 2nd great grandfather. Thank You.

    ROBERTS posted by Karen Richards on Tuesday, March 30, 1999

    Looking for any information on William Lewis Roberts Sr. born 01/22/1852. He married Minerva Catherine "Callie" Ward.

    SMITH posted by Andrea M. Van Dyke on Wednesday, March 31, 1999

    I am the daughter of James W. Smith. Son of Nora Smith, which died in 1980 I believe from complications of pneumonia. My dad is not a very good historian and I am looking for relatives that I knew as a child. My father had some brain surgery in 1984 and I have not seen anyone since before that. I know I have cousins Jackie and Ann Russell, and their children Stacy and Gene. Stacy I heard is married and she should be about 30 or so, Gene I'm not sure but I think is married also and is older. I would like to get ahold of Stacy. I know they all went to New Hope Baptist Church when I was little. If you have any info please respond. Thank You, Missy (Smith)

    GILLION posted by Beverly Layton on Wednesday, March 31, 1999

    Looking for information on descendants of Benjamin Gillion and wife, Mary (Polly). from 1850 Pontotoc Co. Census. Especially son Samuel Gillion, born about 1836. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bev Layton

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