Welcome To Tate County, Mississippi
The Tate County Court House was completed in 1875, two years after the formation of the county. The building has undergone several renovations and additions.
There have been many beautiful drawings and paintings of this historical landmark. The one above that appeared on the cover of "The Heritage Of Tate County" is a reproduction of the original oil painting which was done specifically for this book by Evelyn Gurley Crockett, a native Tate Countian.
We are Syble Embrey, Coordinator, and Marie Carlton Assistant Coordinator, for the MSGenWeb Tate County, Mississippi Genealogical Research Website. You may contact The Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tate County's neighbors from which Tate County was formed in 1873 are DeSoto, Marshall, and Tunica .
Located in the northwestern corner of the state, Tate County is bordered on the north by DeSoto County, the east by Marshall County, the south by Lafayette and Panola Counties, and the west by Tunica County.
The Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc has published four new books for sale: 2003, 2004, 2012 Obits from The Democrat and 2012 Obits from The Commercial Appeal with full name index. The cost is $20.00 each plus $3.50 Shipping each.
The Heritage Of Tate County History Book Published in 1991 is no longer available in book form, however it is available on a searchable DVD.The cost is $20.00 plus $3.50 shipping.
The Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc has made every effort to obtain the Chancery Court Records of those counties adjoining Tate. So far the Society has obtained Tate, Desoto, Marshall and Panola Counties and are housed in The Society's Library. These records are on microfilm and contain the estate settlements (loose papers), wills, bonds, and land records. Marriages from Circuit Court. These court records are for the years at least up to 1873 and are vital to everyone researching these counties because they are the most accurate. Come by and visit the library located at 105 Court Street, Senatobia, Mississippi Thursday and Friday.
Highlighting Early Pioneer of Tate County, Mississippi
David Lavelle Dean
Tate County Democrat, Thursday 8th, 1925
PIONEER CITIZEN BURIED HERE TODAY WITH MASONIC HONORS
DAVID L. DEAN, age 94 years, died at the home of his son at Shaw, Miss., Tuesday night the remains being brought here Wednesday afternoon to the home of his grand-daughter, MRS. O. C. TAYLOR. Following funeral services at the Presbyterian Church this morning conducted by REV. GIRFFITH and SHIPMAN, the local Presbyterian and Methodist Pastors, the remains were interred at Bethesda Cemetery with Masonic honors by members of Ebenezer Lodge No 76.
MR. DEAN was born in Mecklenburg County, South Carolina, April 9th 1837 (should be 1831). He removed to Mississippi in early youth and was married to MISS MARTHA A. WALKER at Independence, which was then in Desoto County. To this union four children were born. His wife died in 1878 of yellow fever. MESRS. L. G. DEAN and D. W. DEAN of Shaw survive their father, MRS. SAM J. HOUSE, the only daughter died last year and M. H. DEAN died in his early manhood.
MR. DEAN was a loyal member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a devoted Mason, having held every office in the lodge and was treasurer of the Ebenezer Lodge for 27 years, holding that position at the time of his death.
During his long and eventful life he served in two wars and lived through five of the nations conflicts. He fought under JEFFERSON DAVIS in the Mexican War and followed the Stars and Bars during 1861-65 with a loyalty second to that of no man. He was wounded in action at the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia.
MR. DEAN was a very lovable character, of a genial nature, charitable in his views, a man of the highest sense of integrity he was esteemed by our entire citizenship. Following the death of his daughter, MRS. HOUSE here last year, he removed to Shaw to make his home with one of his sons and his removal at that time was a source of deep regret to all. He was unusually active for a man of his age and his mental faculties were never dulled by the passing of time.
His was a life not only rich in years but in the example of good citizenship and integrity set his fellowman.
Note: Martha A. Walker's sister was Cornelia Walker, who married Mitchell Marion Burford. Both are daughters of Jeptha Vinon Walker and first wife Cynthia Hill. They were the stepdaughters of Amanda Burford Blair Walker, second wife of Jeptha Vinon Walker. Amanda was the half sister of Rebecca Ann Burford Key Moore.
Also Mitchell Marion Burford was Rebecca Ann Burford Key Moore's brother and Amanda Burford Blair Walker's half brother.
David L Dean married 2nd Martha E Ellis 14 Oct 1879 in Tate County, Mississippi
Table of Contents
|Surname Information||Tate County Information||Links Outside Tate County||In The Gen Soc Library|
|Admin Information||Mailing List Information||Ancestry/Rootsweb Message Board||Books Housed In The TCGHS Library A-M|
|1997 Surname List||Tate County Resource Page-WorldConnect Boards||MSGenweb's Mississippi State Page||Books Housed In The TCGHS Library N-Z|
|1997 Archived Queries||Tate County, MS Resources and Other Websites||MSGenweb Clickable County Image Map||Books Housed In The TCGHS Library Family|
|1998 Surname List||USGenweb Project||Census Microfilm Housed In The TCGHS Library|
|1998 Archived Queries||Mississippi History Now|
|1998 Jan 1999 Queries||GenForum Query Board|
|On Line Data||On Line Data||On Line Data||Index To Tate Trails||Index To Tate Trails||Index To Tate Trails|
|Apprentice Records of Tate County||Deaths & Marriages From 1913 News Paper||Index to Civil War Pension Applications||Tate Trails Index - Volume I||Tate Trails Index - Volume XI||Tate Trails Index - Volume XXI|
|Cemeteries of Tate County||Schools of Tate County||Index To Wills 1873-1906||Tate Trails Index -Volume II||Tate Trails Index - Volume XII||Tate Trails Index - Volume XXII|
|Communities of Tate County||Schools of Tate County Drivers and Teachers 1952-53||Index To Will Book II||Tate Trails Index-Volume III||Tate Trails Index - Volume XIII||Tate Trails Index - Volume XXIII|
|Churches of Tate County||Tate County and The Civil War||USS Tate (WW II)||Tate Trails Index-Volume IV||Tate Trails Index - Volume XIV||Tate Trails Index - Volume XXIV|
|Justice of The Peace||Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society||Wilborn Donates Pictures TCG&HS||Tate Trails Index - Volume V||Tate Trails Index - Volume XV||Tate Trails Index - Volume XXV|
|Letters From Oldest Inhabitants in Tate County||Publications Special Offer||Tate Trails Index Volume VI||Tate Trails Index - Volume XVI||Tate Trails Index - Volume XXVI|
|Obituaries||Tate Trails Index-Volume VII||Tate Trails Index - Volume XVII||Tate Trails Index - Volume XXVII|
|Physician's License Index||Tate Trails Index-Volume VIII||Tate Trails Index - Volume XVIII|
|Pioneers Of Tate County||Tate Trails Index - Volume IX||Tate Trails Index - Volume XIX|
|Resolution/Tribute of Respect||Tate Trails Index - Volume X||Tate Trails Index - Volume XX|
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