1889-1890 Webster Co., MS Schools
PUBLIC SCHOOL RECORDS
J. O. Clark, County Superintendant of Schools
County Superintendants Record Book, Recorded Dec. 5th 1889
White Schools being taught during the Winter 1889 & 1890

NAME OF SCHOOL                  NAME OF SCHOOL
1.  Eureka                                20. Mt. Vernon
2.  Skelton                               21. Ebneezer
3.  Hebron                               22. Stateland
4.  Bingham                             23. Spring Hill
5.  Lollars Grove                      24. Burns
6.  Edwards Springs                  25. Bluff Springs
7.  Hohenlinden                        26. Concord
8.  Earnest                               27. Arcadia
9.  Center Grove                      28. Walthall
10.  Wake Forest                      29. Bellefountain
11.  Spring Creek                      30. Ad Holland
12.  Cumberland Church            31. Anderson
13.  Oak Grove                         32. Pleasant Ridge
14.  Cumberland                       33. Union Grove or Tabbs Ch.
15.  Palmetto                            34. Center
16.  Sun Creek                          35. Long Branch
17.  Spring Valley                      36. Double Springs
18.  New Hope                          37. Shady Grove
19.  Edgworth                           38. Collins

Colored Schools being taught during the winter 1889 & 1890

NAME OF SCHOOL
1.  Hohenlinden
2.  Mt. Pelion
3.  Little Black
4.  Mt Fremont
5.  Hasting
6.  Simmons
7.  Spring Hill
8.  Alford

PUBLIC SCHOOL RECORDS
(Excerpt from Minutes of Webster County School Board)

The following are the Schools located by the Board for the Scholastic year of 1890 & 1891:  
(Said year begins Oct. the 1st 1890 and ends Sept. the 1st 1891.)
____________________________________________________________________
White Schools
1.  Arcadia                                       30.  Lollars Grove
2.  Ad Holland                                  31.  Long Branch
3.  Anderson                                     32.  Lodi
4.  Bingham                                      33.  Magnolia
5.  Big Black                                     34.  Mt Vernon
6.  Burns                                          35.  Mt Zion
7.  Bellefontaine                                36.  New Hope
8.  Bluff Springs                                37.  New Liberty
9.  Bradfords Chapel (line)                 38.  Oak Grove
10.  Center Grove                             39.  Philadelphia
11.  Cumberland                               40.  Palmetto
12.  Cumberland Church                    41.  Pleasant Ridge
13.  Collins                                       42.  Peeples
14.  Concord                                     43.  Philly
15.  Center                                        44.  Reeds Chapel
16.  Cross Roads                               45.  Richardson
17.  Cross Roads (Oktibbeha line)       46.  Skelton
18.  Double Springs                            47. Sun Creek (line)
19.  Edwards Springs                         48. Spring Valley
20.  Earnest                                       49. Stateland
21.  Edgeworth                                  50. Spring Hill
22.  Eberneezer                                 51. Sanders
23.  Early Grove                                52. Tabbs Chapel
24.  Flat Woods                                 53. Wake Forest
25.  Gary                                           54. Walthall
26.  Hebron                                       55.  Shady Grove
27.  Hohenlinden                                56. Eureka
28.  Irving                                          57. North Union
29.  Jinkins Line                                 58. Union

Colored Schools
1.  Antioch                      8.  Hasting                         15. Piny Grove
2.  Alford                        9.  Liberty                          16.  Pleasant Spring
3.  Bellefontaine             10.  Little Black                   17. Spring Valley
4.  Brock                       11.  Mt. Pelier                      18. Sand Mountain
5.  Center Ridge             12.  Mr. Pleasant                  19. Simmons
6.  Greensboro               13.  Pine Hill                        20. Spring Hill
7.  Hohenlinden              14.  Pittman Sec. 8               21.  Scott

Moved that the Board of School Directors adjourn until the first Friday in
September 1890
F. J. Swindoll, President

Additional

Parent or Guardian Children Age Sex Race
Golding, H. G. Nettie                 
9
F
W

Thomas
7
M
W
Flowers, J. J.
Katie
13
F
W
Harvey, W. S.
Langston
9
M
W

Walter
5
M
W
Tyler, Sam
Sallie
17
F
C

John
16
M
C

Cora
15
F
C

Lillie
12
F
C

Frank
9
M
C

Mitchell, John
15
M
C
Trotter, Wm.
Willie
16
M
C

Barbara
14
F
C

Allen
12
M
C

Lida
10
F
C

Bennie
9
M
C
Poe, Jim
James
19
M
C

Walter
15
M
C

Pink
15
M
C

Leona
14
F
C

Cora
12
F
C

Leslie
7
M
C
Williams, T. E.
Jas. L.
16
M
W

John T.
14
M
W

Louella
9
F
W
Forest, Louis
Henry
9
M
C

William
5
M
C

Willie
5
M
C
Loggins, Lee
Jo
8
M
C

Maggie
7
F
C

Gus
9
M
C
Lott, A. B.
Walter
15
M
W

Dora
13
F
W

Lora
8
F
W
Peeples, Tom
Oliver
12
M
C

Ben
10
M
C

Julia
8
F
C
Phelps, Mrs. M. E.
Mattie
15
F
W

Mary
13
F
W

J. E.
11
M
W
Thomas, Sallie
Alsie
16
F
C
Griffin, J. T.
John
13
M
W

Ethel
11
F
W

Eliza
9
F
W

Jeff
7
M
W

Dale
5
M
W
Baker, John
Maggie
11
F
W
Harrison, John
Ninnie
17
F
W

Lackie
15
M
W

William
13
M
W

Thomas
10
M
W

Troy
8
M
W

Connie
6
F
W
Rowel, W. F.
Dewit
19
M
W

Marian
15
F
W

Beatrice
13
F
W

Florence
10
F
W

Lillian
8
F
W

Fred
5
M
W
McBride, W.
A. S. J.
10
M
W

Alto
16
F
W

Robert
14
M
W

J. G.
9
M
W

John H.
8
M
W
Addams, J. J.
Jack
6
M
W

Lilly
8
F
W

Thomas
7
M
W

Note:
Male and female teachers were not paid on the same pay scale, and pay varied from month to month.  Usually there were 20 days taught each month, 4 months to a term.  Enrollment dropped drastically.. i.e. Bellefontaine"s (1st on the list) beginning enrollment was 52 boys & 49 girls, total 101 students.  Its ending enrollment was 30 boys & 35 girls, total 65 students.  This was typical of all schools except when the School Board of Directors made the decision to discontinue a school and consolidate it with another or establish a new school.  This sometimes happened in the middle of a school term. Since pupils had to travel by foot, wagon, mule, or horse the Board tried to establish neighborhood schools for their convenience. Many of the school buildings were built by the parents at their own expense.

Minutes of the School Board of Directors:
"Walthall Mif. Sept. 5th 1890.  The Board met pusuant to adjounrment.  The member from Beat ..., to wit: J. A. May being absent, upon the written suggestion of G. W. Collins Prest. of the Bd. of Supervisors of whole County Wm ElbertStrickland upon nomination of the Wm. Griffin was unanimously elected by the Board as a member. The petition of W. P. Conner, W. D. Avent, Et al, to consolidate the two Public Free schools of Fame and Spring Creek schools upon motion was granted and it is hereby ordered by the board that the patrons of said school build the school house without expense to the County.  Said school house be located in or about the N.E. corner of the NW1/4 of Sec 33 Township 21 R11E.  Ayes unanimous.  Said school to be called Union.

Minutes of School Board meeting, Sept 1890, continued
Ordered that the order of the board at the meeting on the 1st Monday in August 1890 same being the 4 day, doing away with the Philley"s school and locating the same at Tomnolen, be and the same is hereby rescinded and the Philley"s school is hereby reinstated.  Ayes unanimous.
Ordered that the petition of J. G. White Et al to locate a school near County Line Church that is to say on or near the line of Sections 6 & 7 T20 R12 1/2 mile south of said County Line Church.  The patrons of said school to build the school House without expense to the County.

All buildings were built of frame, school term was four months with 20 teaching days each month unless otherwise noted. When the assistant teacher taught, the regular teacher was not paid.  The enrollment didn"t change much, but the attendance was scanty.

Record of Monthly and Term Reports of Free School, 1889-1891 Winter Term, White Race

BELLEFONTAINE; Dist. Enumeration 150, M-70 F-80; Enroll, Beg.  M-52 F49, End M-30 F-35; Trustees: John Tally, Tom Hicks, C. G. Daniels, W. A. Wilson.  Teacher: Miss Viola Fox; Paid $139.90 year.

BLUFF SPRINGS: Dist. Enumeration 57, M-28 F-29; Beg Enrol. M-24 F22, End
M-22 F-23, Trustees:  H. A. Watson, L. B. Black, T. W. Oswalt; Teacher F. M. Synott, paid $111.00 year,  Assistant Mrs. Vina Synott, paid $37.50 (taught 2 months)

CUMBERLAND CHURCH: Dist. Enumeration 25, M-19 F-6; Enroll Beg M-19 F-6, End M-19 F-6; Trustees:  Marion Fulton. John Alford, J. S. Wilson; Teacher Miss Sallie Kolb, paid $57.50 (taught 2 months, school discontinued)

CUMBERLAND:  Dist Enumeration 86, M-46 F-40; Enroll Beg M-46 F-40, End M-13 F-21; Trustees:  A. H. Thomas, J. B. Green, A. J. Cooke; Teacher S. W. Smith, paid $175.50 year, Assistant J. A. Holland, paid $9.50

COLLINGS:  Built of Logs; Dist. Enumeration 36, M-20 F-16; Enroll Beg M-10 F-6, End M-10 F-21; Trustees:  Geo. W. Collings, Jas. A. May; Teacher Miss Clemmie Hightower, paid $60.80 year

CENTER GROVE: Dist Enumeration 59, M-32 F 27; Enroll Beg M-21 F-23; End M-25 F-23; Trustees:  James Kirby, W. A. Scott, G. P. Loften; Teacher R. J. Owen, paid $89.00 year

AD HOLLAND: Dist. Enumeration 44, M-20 F-24; Enroll. beg. M-15 F24, end M-10 F-15; Trustees:  A. McFatten, W. W. McBride, J. M. Randall; Teacher Miss Alma Bays, paid $70.00 Term, Assistant Miss Virgil Curry, paid $20.

ANDERSON: Building of Logs; Dist Enumeration 23, M-10 F-13; Enrol. beg. M-10 F-13, end M-10 F-12; Trustees: J. W. Skelton, J. R. Starnes, Moe Burson; Teacher Miss Connie Yarbrough, paid $50.00 (School discontinued after 2 months)

ARCADIA: Dist Enumeration 38, M-18 F-20; Enroll. beg. M-15 F-20, end M-14 F-18; Trustees: N. W. Carol, A. B. Middleton, J. F. Haney; Teacher J. P. Synnott, paid $60.00 (School discontinued after 2 months)

BINGHAM: Dist Enumeration 49, M-24 F-25, Enroll. beg M-11 F-12, end M-24 F-15; Trustees: W. P. Logan, J. P. Walker, B. S. Hardy; Teacher Miss Bella Lyon, paid $55. Assistant Miss Lou T. Bingham, paid $19.

BIG BLACK: Log Building; Dist Enumeration 57, M-25 F-32, Enrol. beg M-21 F-15, end M-22 F-28; Trustees: T. R. Lamb, W. W. Poss, F. M. Forrester; Teachers A. C. Holland (taught 1st 2 months) paid $69.00 and Miss Nora Willingham (taught 2nd 2 months), paid $19.00.

BURNS: Dist Enumeration 64, M-34 F-30, Enroll beg M-31 F-61; end M-19 F-21; Trustees: Jack Gregg, J. P. Pryor, Allen Willingham; Teacher Miss Carrie Mayness, paid $115.00, Assistant Cynthia Pryor, paid $22.00

EUPORA:  Dist Enumeration 120, M-67 F-53, Enroll. beg M-55 F-52, end M-25 F-55; Trustees: R. T. Heffner, N. F. Eudy, T. W. Foard; Teachers: M. R. Moore, P. Moore & Nate Bennett. Men paid a total of $68.50, Females $136.00

EUREKA: Dist Enumeration 35, M-18 F-17, Enroll. beg M-18 F-17, end M-18 F-16 Trustees:  H. J. Spencer, A. G. Morgan; Teacher J. P. Moore, paid $85.  (2 month term)

FORREST:  Dist Enumeration 7, M-5 F-2, Enroll. beg M-5 F-2, end M-5 F-2
Trustees:  A. W. Forrest, R. L. Johnson; Teacher D. A. Gregg, paid $33.20

FLAT WOODS:  Log building; Dist Enumeration 33, M-14 F-19, Enroll. beg M-13 F-17, end M-13 F-14; Trustees:  J. R. Curry, T. H. Head; Teacher Miss Mattie McDonnell, paid $72.80

GARY: Dist Enumeration 66, M-37 F-29, Enroll. beg M-22 F-25, end M-22 F-29
Trustees:  A. H. Peeples, J. C. Shaw; Teacher Miss Ida Mallory, paid $94, Assistant Miss Lola Mallory, paid $22.50  (2 month term)

HEBRON:  Dist Enumeration 35, M-15 F-20, Enroll. beg M-15 F-16, end M-16 F-13 Trustees:  A. G. Bridges, J. P. Hanks, N. W. Boucher; Teacher C. A. Bridges, paid $76.50 (3 month term)

HARMONY:  Enrolled m-15 f-9; Trustees: J. T. Quinn, G. B. Wilson; Teacher P. W. Clark, (3 month term), Total term pay $37.17.

HOHENLINDEN: Enrolled m-21 f-19; Trustees: J. E. Wofford, J. E. Logan; Teacher Miss Lillie Gore, (4 month term), Total term pay $113.00.

IRVING: Enrolled m-15 f-15; Trustees: J. J. Jacks, Leroy Iiland, J. Y. Oliver; Teacher Mattie Lamb (2 month term) Total term pay $52.50

LONG BRANCH:  Enrolled m-16 f-18; Trustees: J. L. Hardy, G. Strickland; Teacher Miss Minnie Synnott (2 month term) Total term pay $65.00

LOLLARS GROVE:  Enrolled m-21 f-23; Trustees: C. S. Stewart, T. J. Hawkins; Teacher Miss Mattie Berryhill (2 month term) Total term pay $75.00

LODI:  Enrolled m-7 f-6; Trustees: Wm Darling, R. Oliver; Teacher P. Lusk (2 month term) Total term pay $18.38.

1890-1891 Winter Term, 4 months unless indicated, Pay is for entire term, White Race, Attendance was poor, all buildings were frame valued at $100.

MT VERNON: 3 month term, Enroll. M-27 F-20; Trustees: J. A. Britt, James Sercey, Thomas Johnson; Teacher J. W. Strickland, paid $56, Assistant J. H. Synott, paid $18.50.

MATHISTON: Enroll. M-21 F-12; Trustees: S. W. Yates, Luke Devore; Teacher Miss Betty Elliott, paid $60. Assistant D. Yates, paid $7.40.

NORTH UNION: Enroll. M-22 F-18; Trustees: A. J. Lamb, A. J. Morgan; Teacher Miss Emma Parker, paid $77; A. J. Morgan taught 2 days, paid $2.00.

OAK GROVE: Enroll. M-24 F-24; Trustees: W. S. Barton, J. H. Davis; Teacher J. F. Mitchell, paid $76.75.

POPULAR SPRINGS: (2 month term); Enroll M-8 F-8; Trustees: W. W. Bole, J. P. Skelton; Teacher Miss Lillie Suber, paid $52.50

PEOPLES:  (3 month term); Enroll M-28 R-26; Trustees: R. J. Fanbiz, T. W. Sheppard; Teacher Ida Gentry, paid $67.50, Assistant Virgie McElroy, paid $21.00

PHILADELPHIA: Enroll. M-44 F-28; Trustee (one only) S. C. Doolittle; Teachers W. B. Walker, paid $112.40, T. P. Gore, paid $61.60.

PLEASANT RIDGE: (Log building, value $50) (3 month term) Enroll. M-29 F-25; Trustees J. N. Skelton, L. Griffin; Teacher F. M. Synott, paid $124.60, JoelSynott, paid $17.90.

PALMETTO: (3 month term) Enroll M-12 F-16; Trustees J. G. Holland, A. P. Bland; Teachers 1st month A. C. Holland, paid $9.50, last 2 months Miss Nora Willingham, paid $45.00

REEDS CHAPEL: Enroll M-18 F-22; Trustees: H. C. Green, G. T. Kilpatrick, W. H. Boatman; Teacher Miss Maggie Willingham, paid $69.00.

SHADY GROVE:  (3 month term) Enroll M-25 F-30; Trustees: J. Kimbrel, W. H. Finch; Teacher T. W. Lovett, paid $84.00, L. A. Bingham, paid $13.50

STATELAND: (3 month term) Enroll. M-20 F-27; Trustees: W. F. Powell, R. J. Mullins; Teacher A. Moore, paid 76.00.

SPRING HILL: (2 month term) Enroll B-17 F-19; Trustees: J. H. Patterson, H. F. Oglesby, N. P. Gore; Teacher Miss Lelia Gentry, paid $79.00

SANDERS:  (2 month term) Enroll M-7 F-8; Trustees: T. A. Moore, James Johnson; Teacher Miss Virgie McElroy, paid $50.00.

SPRING VALLEY:  Enroll M-27 F-18; Trustees: E. P. Clegg, E. M. Yates; Teacher Miss Pellar Yates, paid $75.00.

TABBS CHAPEL: (3 month term) Enroll M-31 F-30; Trustees: W. F Wofford, T. Reaves, W. H. Finch; Teachers Miss Leona Harvey, paid $70.00, A, G. Finch, $20.

WAKE FOREST (3 month term) Enroll M-26 F-30; Trustees: J. A. Wilson, J. H. Slaughter; Teacher A. G. Finch $55.00, Miss Agness Gay $22.00

WALTHALL: (frame building value $500) Enroll M-49 F-48; Trustees: F. N. Arnold, T. M. Gore, W. Hays; Teachers W. L. Clark, $95.00, P. Harmon, $92.00, Miss Minerva Carter, $88.

NEW LIBERTY: Frame building, value $200; Enroll. M-15 F-14; Trustees: J. W. Townsend, J. J. Casady; Teachers J. F. Adams, $49.80, Betty Pulliam, $31.90.

CHAPEL (Grenada Co. Line) Frame Building, value $50: Enroll M-8 F-6; Trustees: W. M. Jenkins, T. A. Clanton; Teacher Miss Minnie Jenkins, $46.75.

CHESTNUT SPRINGS:  (Log Building, value $12.00) Enroll. M-15 F-5; Trustees: W. H. Mabry, O. P. Finley, S. G. Taylor; Teacher L. A. Finch, $46.15

COUNTY LINE: Frame building value $100, Enrol. M-25 F-18; Trustees: J. H. Patridge, J. H. Moody; Teachers P. A. Holland, $73.00, Miss Sallie Kolb, $19.00

NEW HOPE:  Frame building, value $1,500; Enroll M-29 F-20; Trustees: W. P. Patton, J. T. Holland, G. T. Hodges; Teachers Miss Linnie Richey, $61.00, J.W. McKee, $19.50.

BRADFORDS CHAPEL: Frame building, value $100, (2 month term) Enroll. M-3 F-3; Trustees: J. S. Bradford, J. W. Bradford, J. D. Johnson; Teacher Nora Woods, $16.70.

1890-1891 Summer Term, Webster Co., MS Schools White Race

CONCORD:  Built of Lumber, val. $50; Enrol. M-22 F-15; Trustees: B. F. Roberts, W. H. McCain; Teacher Miss Ronola Oswalt, $51.50 (2 months)

EARNEST:  Frame, val. $50; Enrol. M-29 F-38; Trustees: W. J. Martin, A. J. Early; Teacher A. J. Davis, $90.00

MAGNOLIA: Frame, val. $100; Enrol. M-29 F-15; Trustees: Daniel Gibons, Jack Smith, T. N. Snyder; Teacher Mattie Walker, $79.00

MT ZION: Frame, val. $50; Enrol. M-53 F-38; Trustees J. T. Latham, W. H. Lamb, James Justice; Teacher W. R. Chrisman, $75.50.

PHILLY: Logs, val $20; Enrol M-36 F-16; Trustees: G. W. Orr, T. J. Hamilton, W. P. Crocker; Bill Campbell; Teacher Miss Buena Haney, $93.25.

SAND CREEK:  Frame, val $50; Enrol. M-22 F-20; Trustees: W. D. Dunlap, W. E. Harpole; Teacher Miss Nannie Bridges, $51,00

UNION:  Frame value $200, Enrol M-20 F-27; Trustees: F. M. Moore, J. Savage; Teacher J. J. Wofford, $88.50

STEWART: Frame value $50, Enrol. M-13 F-4; Trustees: W. H. Harrison, J. M. McCallister, M. R. Waldrum; Teacher James M. Lott, $40.40

No other schools had summer terms

Record of Monthly and Term Reports of Free Schools, 1890-1891 Winter Term, Colored Race

ANTIOCK : Frame building val. $30; Enrol. M-31 F-17; Trustees: Nelson Culpepper, Willis Sprull, Jesse Holbrook; Teachers J. A. Dunlap, $44.00 Joe Barns, $16.00

HASTING: Logs, val $50; Enrol M-15 F-17; Trustees: Dock Logan, G. W. Hunter, Ned Jennings; Teacher E. J. Coffey, $43 (2 month term)

HOHENLINDEN: Logs, val $25; Enrol M-13 F-16; Trustees:  Richard Hunter, Willis Jennings, Simon Jennings; Teacher W. S. Dunlap, $40 (2 month term)

LITTLE CREEK: Logs, val $150; Enrol M-15 F-20; Trustees: Charley Madison, Jerry Archibald, Mat Scott; Teacher A. B. Archibald, $68.00

MT PLEASANT: Frame, val $50; Enrol M-18 F-17; Trustees: Ned Carroll, Filiamon Parker; Teacher J. H. Hubbard, $55 (2 month term)

SCOTT: Logs, val $40; Enrol M-11 F-13; Trustees: M. C. Carr, James Scott, Jerry Wright; Teacher J. H. Quinn, $57 (2 month term)

SPRING HILL: Frame, val $100; Enrol M-20 F-22; Trustees: Wm. Archer, Lewis Hardy, Arthur Bartim; Teacher M. C. Pulliam, $74 (3 month term)

SPRING VALLEY: Frame, val $50; Enrol M-20 F-20; Trustees: Enock Hannah, Wm Catledge; Teacher M. B. Sykes, $55 (2 month term)

SIMMONS:  Logs, val $30; Enrol M-29 F-26; Trustees: B. Farmer, W. Williams, E. J. Hicks; Teachers J. H. Bush, $70, H. R. Hays, $18 (4 month term)

BIG ROCK:  Logs, val $20; Enrol M-16 F-18; Trustees: Dave Oneal, Alex Edwards; Teachers Sebron Brown, $56.87, A. W. Burton, $11 (4 month term)

SLATE SPRINGS: Frame, val $50; Enrol M-5 F-9; Trustees: George Mills, Riley Fox, Alford Golwell; Teacher John Pittman, $32  (4 month term)

1890-1891 SUMMER Term, Colored Race
ALFORD:  Logs, val. $10; Enrol. M-21 F-20; Trustees:  J. W. Brown, M. Alford, A. J. Shaw; Teacher J. L. Pumus, $81.10

BELLEFONTAINE: Logs, val $75, Enrol. M-32 F-16; Trustees: Willis West, Manuel McComb, Frank Pumus; Teacher J. H. Hubbard, $83.25

BROOK:  Frame, val $60; Enrol M-14 F-12; Trustees: Wilson Coffey, Gary Johnson; Teacher Kissie Bounds, $57

CENTER RIDGE: Frame val $100; Enrol M-39 F-48; Trustees: R. G. Dunlap Wilson, Jim Ranson; Teachers J. H. Harvey $75, W. S. Dunlap $72.50.

GREENSBORO: Frame val. $200; Enrol M-23 F-27; Trustees: T. B. Brown, Perry Cochran, Price Henden; Teacher E. O. McNiel, $53

LIBERTY:  Plank val $150; Enrol M-25 F-57; Trustees R. Aldridge, A. Brown, James Greenlee; Teacher G. A. Guinn, $123.00

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