Mississippi

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General

See also these surnames: Bedon and Pendarvis, Ferguson, Hawthorne, Lloyd/Loyd, Miller, Moody.

"Mississippi Confederate Grave Registrations." Betty Couch Wiltshire. RV

"Mississippi Court Records From the Files of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1799-1859." Mary Louise Flowers Hendrix. Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, 1950, reprinted 1999 . This is a collection of appellate court proceedings. This is an excellent resource for counties that had courthouses burn. If the case was appealed and went to the state level, those records are intact. M15

"Mississippi State College Yearbook, 1950." MF1

Mississippi State Womens College yearbook, MEH Lady, 1948,49,50. MF1

"University of Mississippi 1947-51 year books." Printed by Benson Co, Nashville, TN, no copywrite shown. Pictures, names & hometowns. JS23

Alcorn Co.

"Alcorn County Mississippi Cemeteries." Alcorn County Mississippi Genealogical Society, 1999, Rose Publishing Company. MB6

Amite Co.

"Heritage and Genealogy of Boone-Short-Wa(l)sh-Sartin-Smith and Allied Families." Compiled by Bertha Short Boone in 1974. DTS

Attala Co.

"Early Records." RV

"Attala Co., Miss. Settlers." Betty Couch Wiltshire. RV

Choctaw Co.

See under Brashear surname.

Clarke Co.

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 1." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

Copiah Co.

See also the Dickson family.

Covington Co.

"Covington Co., MS Cemetery Census 2000." Compiled by Ann Stewart McDonald from "Cemetery Census" by Mrs. Archie Pickering, Lucille Skehan & By Original Survey. Ann Stewart McDonald 1999-2000. Updated Cemetery listings for Covington County, MS, and surrounding counties. V1

De Soto Co.

"1850 Desoto Co., MS Census." S-K Publications. GB4

"DeSoto Cemetery Inscriptions." edited and compiled by J.B. Bell and Mildred M. Scott, © holders for the Genealogical Society of DeSoto, County, MS. GB4, PSH

"DESOTO COUNTY MISSISSIPPI DEATH NOTICES." Mildred M. Scott - Genealogical Society of Desoto Co. GB4

"DESOTO COUNTY MISSISSIPPI WHITE MARRIAGE RECORDS 1893-1923." Genealogical Society of Desoto County. GB4

"Roster of Confederate Veterans." Genealogical Society of DeSoto County, MS. PSH

Forrest Co.

See also under the Simmons surname.

"Civil War Soldiers of Perry County, Mississippi (Includes Forrest County)." Author: Richard S. Roman. Publisher/Date: Self published, 2003 (2nd edition). A list of the Confederate Soldiers of Perry and Forrest Co, MS which includes as much personal information that the author was able to find (birth, death and marriage dates, place of burial). Their military information is of course included and many records have been photcopied for the book including pictures and obituaries. The Perry County Courthouse burned in 1877 so this book is a great source of information. These records were not housed in the courthouse. The soldiers are listed in the book in alphabetical order, not by unit. M15

"Forrest Co., Mississippi Tombstone Inscriptions (Wester Part of old Perry Co. Miss.)" South Mississippi Genealogical Society, self-published, Hattiesburg, MS, 1986. This book covers 79 cemeteries and 18,081 tombstone inscriptions. M15

"Forrest County, Mississippi W.P.A. Manuscript - A Pre-1940 History of the Hattiesburg Area." AUTHOR: Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1999. This book is indexed by last name only. There is a ton of information in this book. There are biographies, lists of officials, lists of soldiers, church information, organizations, history of all of the communities etc. M15

"Hattiesburg, A Pictorial History." by Kenneth G. McCarty Jr. 1982. Index. PSC

George Co.

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 1." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

Greene Co.

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 1." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

"Records of Greene County, Mississippi Volume 1, 1812-1820." Tax Rolls, 1816 Territorial Census. Ben and Jean Strickland, self-published 1980. This book is indexed by last name only (though the entries in the book have the complete name). M15

"Who Lived Where, Greene County, Mississippi." AUTHOR: Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1989. This is a transcription of the land tract book for Greene Co. The tract book does not contain land obtained by inheritence or private deed. This book is indexed by last name only (full names are included in the actual entries). M15

"Who Married Whom, Greene County, Mississippi." AUTHOR: Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published, 1984 (revised 1997). The Greene Co courthouse burned in 1874 and all the records were lost. This book is a compilation of published genealogies, Bible records, tax rolls etc. The information contained in this book should not be considered fact as much of it comes from secondary sources but it can still be very useful in filling in gaps.  M15

Hancock Co.

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 2." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

Hinds Co.

"The Old Cemeteries of Hinds County, Mississippi From 1811 to Present." Mary Collins Landin - Hinds History Books, Utica, MS - 1988. This is an excellent and very helpful book. It contains well over 200 cemeteries. This book is very comprehensive in scope with over 500 pages. However, it is indexed by surname only. If you request a look up of someone with a very common last name it might take me awhile to check all of the entries. Please be patient! M15

Jackson Co.

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 1." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

Jasper Co.

See also under Purvis surname.

"Jasper County, MS Tax Rolls, 1834 - 1856." Jean Strickland and Patricia Edwards, self-published, 1990. P15

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book." AUTHOR: Ben and Jena Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

"Records of Jasper County, MS, W.P.A. Source Materials, Will Abstracts, 1855 - 1914." Jean Strickland and Patricia Edwards, self-published, 1995. P15

"Who Married Whom, Jasper County, MS, Book 2, L to Z." compiled by Jean Strickland and Patricia Edwards, self-published, 1994. P15

Kemper Co.

"1840 Kemper County Census." S-K Publications. RW6

Lamar Co.

See under Purvis surname.

"The Complete Book of Lamar County, Mississippi Cemeteries." Author: Elaine Bullock and Stanley Arnold Jr. Publisher/Date: self published, 1992. This book does have a complete first and last name index. The book is comprehensive and contains all known Lamar County cemeteries (black and white). M15

"Lamar County Heritage." Author: Leonard L. Slade Sr. Publisher/Date: Gateway Press Inc, 1978. This book has a outline of Lamar Co, MS history but the bulk of the book are cemetery records. This book is not indexed so you must know the name of the cemetery for a lookup. M15

"Lamar County, Mississippi History and Families." Author: Lamar County Historical Society. Publisher/Date: Turner Publishing Company 1999. This book contains historical information as well as the genealogies of many Lamar County families. The historical information is deemed accurate but be careful with the genealogies listed. These genealogies were submitted by numerous researchers with varying amounts of genealogical knowledge and experience. No sources are given. I have found several errors in the book. (One of the submitters has my grandmother married to my grandfather's brother instead of my grandfather) Please use this information as a starting point in your research and do not accept the information as gospel. The book is indexed by last name only. There are a lot of good pictures in this book and there are some early church records included. M15

Lawrence Co.

"Cemetery Records of Lawrence County, Mississippi 1810 - 1988." Lawrence County Historical Society, self published, Monticello, MS. 1989. Older works were compiled and corrected. 176 named cemeteries are included as well as a listing of known destroyed cemeteries. M15

Marion Co.

"Marion County Mississippi Cemeteries." Stanley W. Arnold, Jr. and Louise Anderson, self published, North Little Rock, Arkansas, 1988. 175 cemeteries are recorded. M15

"Marion County, Mississippi Miscellaneous Records." E. Russ Williams. Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, 1986, reprinted 2002. Contains Orphans Court Records; Wills and Estates, 1812-1859; Deeds 1812-1840; Territorial and Federal Census Records and Mortality Schedules; Old Road Books; 1814 Lawrence County Tax Lists. M15

"True Life Story of Will Purvis." Author: Francis Williams Griffith. Publisher/Date: 1935 (original) 1989 (2nd reprint), Lamar County Historical Society. This biography covers the life of Will Purvis who was quite famous in MS for being convicted of murder and sentenced to hang. They hung Will but he survived the hanging and could not be rehung. Many of his family members are mentioned but there is no index. Will Purvis was born 27 Sep 1872 in Jasper Co, MS. He spend his boyhood in Wayne Co, MS and moved to Marion Co, MS when he was 12. The murder/trial/hanging took place in Marion Co, MS. He married Sarah Boon and lived his married life in Purvis, Lamar Co, MS (Lamar Co, MS was formed from Marion and Pearl River Counties in 1904. M15

Neshoba Co.

"OUR LINKS TO THE PAST 1833-1996 CEMETERY RECORDS OF NESHOBA COUNTY, MS." Edited by Theresa T. Ridout, Neshoba County Public Library, Express Printing 1998. My book contains names of people buried in Cemeteries of Neshoba County, Mississippi for 1833-1996, compiled by the Neshoba County Historical Society working with Theresa Ridout of Neshoba County Library, 230 Beacon Street, Philadelphia, MS 39350, COPYRIGHTED by the library 1998. The information is from the headstones in the cemeteries. Some headstones were unreadable and supplementary information has been found through other sources when possible, but NOT ALL cemeteries have ALL information for persons buried there--some information was simply not readable. The cemeteries listed are public cemeteries and not privately owned by any one family. Some of the cemeteries are associated with different Church denominations and usually give the name of the church. Some cemeteries are listed as only having one race buried there. J26

Pearl River Co.

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 2." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

Perry Co.

See also under the Simmons surname.

"Civil War Soldiers of Perry County, Mississippi (Includes Forrest County)." Author: Richard S. Roman. Publisher/Date: Self published, 2003 (2nd edition). A list of the Confederate Soldiers of Perry and Forrest Co, MS which includes as much personal information that the author was able to find (birth, death and marriage dates, place of burial). Their military information is of course included and many records have been photcopied for the book including pictures and obituaries. The Perry County Courthouse burned in 1877 so this book is a great source of information. These records were not housed in the courthouse. The soldiers are listed in the book in alphabetical order, not by unit. M15

"Educable Children of Perry County 1850-1900 (includes the Perry County portion of the Federal Mortality Schedules for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880)." Author: Richard Roman. Publisher/Date: self published 2004. This book acts as a substitute for the records lost when the Perry County courthouse burned in 1877 and the loss of the 1890 federal census. Only some years of the educable children census contain useful information (for example 1850 only states the list was received, 1871, 1872 and 1881 do not contain names, only totals). Still, the book is very helpful. The book is not indexed. M15

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 1." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 2." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

"Perry County, Mississippi W.P.A. Manuscript, Newspaper Items." AUTHOR: Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1997. This book is indexed by last name only. There is a ton of information in this book. There are biographies, lists of officials, lists of soldiers, church information, organizations, history of all of the communities etc. M15

"Records of Perry County, Mississippi 1820-1830 Tax Rolls, 1822-1823 Birth and Death Schedules" (Vol 1 of a 4 vol set of books). Author: Ben and Jean Strickland. Publisher/Date: self published, 1989 (2nd printing). Tax rolls for 1820-1830 excluding 1824 and 1826 as those years are missing in their entirety. Births and deaths were record in Perry Co, MS for 1822 and 1823. Head of household is named but the births and deaths are numbers only. This book is indexed by last name only (Full names are recorded in the rolls themselves). The Perry County Courthouse burned in 1877 so this book is a great source of information. The tax rolls survived because they were not housed in the courthouse. M15

"Records of Perry County, Mississippi 1831-1840 Tax Rolls" (Vol 2 of a 4 vol set of books). Author: Ben and Jean Strickland. Publisher/Date: self published, 1979. Tax rolls for 1831-1840 excluding 1831, 1832, 1834 and 1836 as those years are missing in their entirety. This book is indexed by last name only. (Full names are recorded in the rolls themselves). The Perry County Courthouse burned in 1877 so this book is a great source of information. The tax rolls survived because they were not housed in the courthouse. M15

"Records of Perry County, Misssissippi, Volume III, Cemetery Records" (Vol 3 of a 4 vol set of books). Author: Ben and Jean Strickland. Publisher/Date: self published 1986 (reprint). There are 84 cemeteries recorded in this book, 4 of which are located in present day Forrest Co, MS (previously in Perry Co, MS) Some information is provided on a couple of known cemeteries that no longer exist. The book is indexed by last name only though the complete names are recorded under each cemetery. The Perry County Courthouse burned in 1877 so this book is a great source of information. M15

"Records of Perry County, Mississippi, Volume 4, 1841-1847 Tax Rolls, 1845 and 1853 State Census" (Vol 4 of a 4 vol set of books). Author: Ben and Jean Strickland. Publisher/Date: self published, 1982. The tax rolls are complete for years 1841-1847. The Perry County portion of the Mississippi State Census taken in 1845 and 1853 are also included. In 1845 the head of household is recorded as well as the total number of males and total number of females. In 1853 the head of household is recorded as well as a total number of persons in the family (male and female are not enumerated seperately). The Perry County Courthouse burned in 1877 so this book is a great source of information. The tax rolls survived because they were not housed in the courthouse. M15

"Who Lived Where, Perry County, Mississippi." AUTHOR: Jean Stricklans and Patricia N. Edwards. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1992. This is a transcription of the land tract book for Perry Co. The tract book does not contain land obtained by inheritence or private deed. This book is indexed by last name only (full names are included in the actual entries). M15

"Who Married Whom, Perry County , Mississippi (reprinted with additions and corrections)." Author: Ben andJean Strickland. Publisher/Date: self published 1996 (reprint). The Perry County Courthouse burned in 1877 so all courthouse records prior to that date were lost. This book contains a lot of substitute information from many sources including private collections of records (original marriage licenses that have been passed down in families, Bible records etc). However, since these is a compilation of mostly secondary sources do not take what is written in this book as gospel. Use it as a starting point in your research. M15

Pontotoc Co.

"Cemeteries of Pontotoc County Mississippi." Pontotoc County Historical Society - Express Printing - 1999. Listing of Cemeteries and people buried there. SL9

Scott Co.

"White Cemeteries of Scott Co., Ms." Delores Sanders, self done CD, 2000. Tombstones, obits, census records, newspaper abstracts, etc. of white people in Scott Co. [Editor's note: Delores Sanders, a long-time volunteer with the Books We Own project, passed away in December, 2003. The Scott Co., MS Genealogical Society has been granted permission to continue to sell copies of her CD. For more information on how to purchase the CD, or to make a donation to a memorial fund in Delores's memory to purchase genealogical material for Forest Public Library, please contact Mary Schwab at the Scott Co. Genealogical Society, PO Box 128, Forest, MS 39074.]

Stone Co.

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 2." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

Tishomingo Co.

"Tishomingo County Mississippi Cemeteries." Tishomingo County Mississippi Historical and Genealogical Society, 1997, Rose Publishing Company. This set of books also includes the revised index. MB6

Washington Co.

"A Closer Look; A History and Guide to the Greenville Cemetery." Princella Wilkerson Nowell, Hederman Brothers, Jackson MS, 2003. Names, dates and location of graves in the Old Greenville Cemetery. There are short biographical sketches of some of people buried in the cemetery. The newer sections of the cemetery are not included. No children's graves are included. First burial was about 1880. K29

"Papers of the Washington County Historical Society." Edited by William D McCain, Charlotte Capers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1954. Memoirs of Henry T Ireys,Greenville MS Recollections, Pioneers of Washington County,Military Activities in Washington Co(1861-1865),Post- War Recollections, Some Washington County Genealogy. Many of the articles included are taken from programs given by the Wash. Co Historical Society during the years of 1910-1913. K29

"Vespa 1956: Greenville High School Yearbook." Greenvile High School, 1956. CM9

Wayne Co.

See also under Purvis surname.

"Miscellaneous Records of Southeast Mississippi Book 1." AUTHOR: Ben and Jean Strickland. PUBLISHER/DATE: self published 1988. This book is indexed by last name only. M15

Winston Co.

"Winston County, Mississippi Cemeteries." Louis Taunton, Taunton Publishers. A list of cemeteries and graves in Winston County, Mississippi. No copyright date is given. S18