African American Genealogy
Tippah County, Mississippi
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|Surname||Researcher||Original Tippah Ancestor / Web Page|
|BLAKE||Buster Blake||(descendant of Danal (Daniel) Blake)|
||descendant of Willis K. Booth -
from Blue Mountain
|BOYD||Karmella Haynes||An African American Family Tree|
|GUYTON||Eileen Alberto||(descendant of Clarence Wilbur Guyton)|
|ROGAN||Karmella Haynes||An African American Family Tree|
|WILLIAMS||Karmella Haynes||An African American Family Tree|
Pension record of William Stitt. Married
“Abe Compton’s Plantation" in Tippah County, Mississippi. Widow
at the Blue Mountain Female College in Mississippi in 1897. She was a
of Abraham Guyton. “So many of these poor fellows were killed at Fort
that it will be a difficult matter for me to find comrades of Wm Stitt
that can identify him. Lewis Owen, “himself a federal
testified that Stitt served in a heavy artillery regiment and was
at Fort Pillow, and that he had been present at Stitt’s wedding to
Guyton. His widow testified that she was born in North Carolina (though
her master was apparently from South Carolina). Her name was Guyton
“the law required me to assume the name of my former owner.” Her master
was Abraham J. Guyton, “who removed from N.C. to Tippah County, Miss
I was about 6 years old [ca 1843]. A.J. Guyton settled, lived and died
about 5 miles from Blue Mountain. I was acquainted with Bill Stitt
6 years before I married him . He belonged to Mrs. Stitt who
on a Farm where the town of Blue Mountain is now located. He was dark,
colored, about 21 years old when I married him. We were married by
Stitt on the 24 day of December, 1859 at the A.J. Guyton plantation in
Tippah County, Mississippi. I never belonged to any person but A.J.
Guyton was the only soldier that belonged to the company that
belonged to that escaped. He told all about my husband. James Guyton is
dead.” Elizabeth married again in August, 1869 to Simon Jackson.
Spight was “a colored soldier who lived in this neighborhood.” A
days before the battle he returned home and reported that Stitt was
at Fort Pillow, and “the next I heard [about] my husband was by an
soldier from Fort Pillow,” James Guyton. “He told me that my husband
killed.” Elizabeth immediately examined the casualty list, and “his
was found among the Killed of Co A. -- 11th U.S.C.I.” Elizabeth had a
named Lawson Guyton. Her master had a son named J.J. Guyton, who also
on Elizabeth’s behalf. “My father’s slaves always got his consent to
he said, "and I know this was an authorized marriage.” Eliza lived on
the Guyton place until she remarried in 1869.
Information provided by Andrew Ward
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