Seeking info on John Erwin GROGAN, b.1813 in TN. John was married to Nancy B. GORDON(?), b. 1823 in GA. They were married about 1841. John bought a farm in Scott Co. in 1848. Nancy's father is thought to have been the first postmaster of Morton, Scott Co.. The GROGANS had 3 children born before 1848 in MS, so they might have been in another county before then. The current family in MS said that John and Nancy moved to Scott Co. from GA. Children; Sarah Elizabeth (1842), Caroline Matilda (1843), James B. (1847), Louisiana Virginia (1849), Samantha Josephina (1851), Nancy Minerva (1855), Martha F.(1858), Cynthia Jane (1860) Any help appreciated.
Forrest Haney Sat Sep 27, 1997 
I am looking for any information about an Archibald CURRIE who was in Scott County about the mid 1850's. He enlisted in the Civil War from this county and was married to a Martha or Mary. He enlisted in the war with his brother. They served together in the 6th regiment Company E. I have his pension application from Texas where he and his wife ended up and it leads back to here but I know nothing of his parents or family.
Damon Kirkpatrick Mon Sep 22, 1997 
Any and all information on deceased relative, BRADSHAW, elvis. Married to Pansy Bradshaw. Parents of Richard Lee Bradshaw
Theresa Bradshaw Tue Sep 9, 1997 
jmc Sat Sep 13, 1997 
My ggg grandfather John Jackson SMITH, b. 25 Aug 1799 in Edgefield District, SC was said to be a large land holder in Scott Co. with "200 slaves". His wife was Margaret BUTLER, b. 2 Nov. 1802 in Kentucky. They had 10 children, born in Scott or Rankin Co. MS. I have information that John J. Smith in 1835 had a contract with the State of Mississippi to move a tribe of Choctaw Indians into Indian Territory. In 1854 he purchased land in Bosque Co. TX and move part of his family there. His son Anderson "Dick" Smith and daughter Elizabeth Smith stayed in MS. I have quite a bit of information about the Texas years and later but would like to know more about the years in Scott Co. and before. Children of John and Margaret Smith were: Anderson "Dick" Smith, Ann Smith (m. Silas McCabe), Seaborn Jones Smith (m. Delina Wilson Eastland), Burton Smith (m. Jenny), Thomas Jefferson Smith (m. 1st. Jane Burns, 2nd Lodemia Herring), Emily Smith (m. Benjamin Burks), Martin VanBuren Smith (m. Azilee Ham), Thomas Gipson "Gip" Smith (m. Elizabeth J. Bonds), Elizabeth Smith(m. Hiram Eastland) and Laura Smith.
Margaret McDowell Sun Sep 14, 1997 
I am looking for any information or living relatives of my great-great grandfather Dock Lay (1879 - 1978). Dock Lay moved to Newton County with his wife Bertha Williams Lay (1886-1967) when he was 28 years old (aprrox. 1907). Dock Lay's parents were Dave (?-?) and Fannie (y) Lay (1833-1913), who I were believed to be born in Scott County. Dave was the son of an African woman and a white slave owner. Fannie was full-blooded African, maybe broguht over from Africa, maybe born in America to Africans on a plantation. Dock Lay's wife, Bertha was the daughter of Jane Denim Williams and Jim Williams, both a mix of Seminole, white and African blood. Dock Lay was the youngest of 16 children. Some of the siblings were George, Will, Mattie, Maggie, Mary & Ollie Lay.
Jacqueline E. Lay Mon Sep 15, 1997 
Barbary JONES, 49, widow of Micajah JONES, is in 1850 Scott Co. MS census with children Allen 21, Emily 17, Sarah 15, Franklin 12, Henry 10, Martha 8. She was the daughter of William JONES of Amite Co. MS and married there. In 1860 Emily is in Smith Co census, wife of Benjamin TONEY--where are the other JONESes? Micajah JONES was drafted in Amite Co. and served in the War of 1812. Is he the son of Britton JONES who is in Amite 1810 census? Who is the Mich. JONES in 1830 Amite? Are Micajah and Barbary the parents of Isham/Isom JONES, also in Scott and Smith?
Mona Dillon Ray Fri Aug 29, 1997 
Wish to correspond with anyone with WALK family member in their Scott County, Mississippi ancestry. The family came from North Carolina.
Dan Stevenson Thu Aug 28, 1997 
I am researching Calvin M LUDLOW, born ca 1800 Tennessee who was in Monroe Co, Alabama in 1830, Clarke Co, Miss 1840, Scott Co, Miss 1843- 48, Polk Co, Texas 1850 & Tyler Co, Texas 1860. I suspect some relation to John S LUDLOW who was in Clarke Co Miss 1840 and in Scott Co, Miss 1846-47. Since there were few Ludlows in Miss prior to 1850, I wonder if Calvin M LUDLOW is related to Ludlows found in Adams Co, Miss, namely, Maxfield, Ephraim S, John S, and Sarah A LUDLOW. [Could this be the Sarah A LUDLOW mentioned in Wiltshire's book Marriages & Deaths From Miss Newspapers, Vol 2, p.105, who died in 1849 near Swan Lake, LA at "a very advanced age"? Also, could Sarah possibly be the widow of Maxfield LUDLOW? or even the mother of Calvin M. Ludlow, since a Sarah Ludlow was a head of household in 1830 Monroe Co, ALA next to Calvin.] I strongly suspect these Ludlows were from New York originally, but meandered through various states to get to Mississippi. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Rick Love Wed Aug 27, 1997 
I am looking for the ancestors of Robert Moses McMillan, b 1-9-1847 in MS, m to Lydia A Futch on 8-9-1876 in Scott Co, MS and d 12-23-1916 in Scott Co, MS. The 1900 MS Census states that Moses' father was born in North Carolina and his mother was born in MS. Moses had a brother, Drew, d 3-26-1922 in Scott Co, MS.
Terry N McMillan Wed Aug 20, 1997 
Looking for info on William Nathan Gates and wife Lucy Farmer. William was a native of Columbia MS. Died in LA at the age of 81 in the year 1958.
Sue Habenicht Fri Aug 15, 1997 
Seeking information on Leroy B WILKINS and his wife Mary Ann ADAMS. They were married in 1834 in Granville Co. NC. They moved to Scott Co. MS and had the following children: Mary WILKINS b.1842, William Lee WILKINS b. 1843, H C WILKINS b. 1845 m.Henrietta STUART, Ann WILKINS b. 1848, John WILKINS b. 1850 m. Mary PINKSTON, Hugh WILKINS b. 1853 m. N J PINKSTON and Andrew WILKINS.
F B Ellott Sat Aug 16, 1997 
I recently published "The Denson Family of Scott County Mississippi" which is a fully documented and indexed genealogy. The main focus of the book is Shadrach James Denson and his descendants. He was born 1800 in Anson Co., NC to Shadrach Denson and Elizabeth Conner. He moved with his parents to Washington Co., AL in 1818 and ten years later to Rankin Co., MS. In the early 1830s he removed with his wife, Alethia Chambers, and their young family to northwestern Scott Co., MS where they established their home on the Coffee Bogue. This area was later to be the historic town of Ludlow. The book also contains a chapter on the family of Josiah Chambers, old family letters, wills and estate papers and a history of northern Scott County written by Dr. A. A. Kitchens. Send email for more information
John H. Smallwood, Jr. Sat Aug 9, 1997