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Larose Adams Wynne Tue Feb 25, 1997
Searching for family or links to Richard Thomas ADAMS, who m. Lillian Viola JENNINGS in Choctaw Co, MS and moved to Merigold, Bolivar Co, MS in the early 1900s. Children were: Sarah/Sadie; Avis who m. Sidney LOVE, taught school in Faulkner, MS where she lived; America (Mickey) taught school all over the Delta, never m.; Merle ; Homer taught school, m. Myrtle LOVE; Richard Quenton, moved to Memphis, TN and m. Mary Lucille HARRELSON; Elmer moved to Chicago. Happy to share info.
Simmie E. Adams Mon Feb 3, 1997
Searching for info on the ancestry of my Grandfather William A. "Ad" ADAMS, who m. Elisa Emmoline "Emmy" FONDREN or his brothers; 1) Epheriam "Eef" R. m. Fannie BROOKS?, Child: Erma (Irma); 2) Tom m. Lillie JENNINGS?, children: America, Avis, Sadie, Murrell, Homer. Elmer, Quinton. William and Emmoline lived in the Blythe Creek Community and d. sometime in 1900 in Choctaw Co, but do not know where he was bur. Epheriam and Fannie lived in the Macedonia Community. I have no info on their deaths or burial. Daughter Erma (Irma) lived in the Macedonia Community until her death around 1975?. Tom and Lillie moved to the MS delta (don't know when) and lived in Bolivar? Co. I have no info of their deaths, burial or decendants, other than some of his grandchildren may be living in the Greenville, MS area. I have a great deal of data on the decendants of William and Emmoline that I would be happy to share. Would appreciate any info relating to the above lineage. Would be happy to correspond via e-mail, postal mail, or phone. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Deanna Little Thur May 22, 1997
Marriage for Anderson ALEXANDER; Little and Martha Ann WILLIAMSON about 1867 in Choctaw Co, MS or either of them on census records for 1840 or 1860.

Pamel a W. Hagen Mon Jan 20, 1997
Annie E. APPLEWHITE, b. ca 1847 in MS, m. 1870, David O. WILKINS, Carroll Co, KY. Children: Clarence, Murray, Allie. Her brother may have been Virginius B. b. 1853, MS. He is bur. in Carroll Co, MS in Applewhite cemetery. They may have been from Montgomery, Choctaw or Carroll Co. Who were their parents? Father from VA? Any info on family?

Jan Taylor Tue Mar 11,1997
Researching my ATKINSON ancestors that were in Choctaw Co, MS during the 1820's thru 1840's. Some of their ATKINSON relatives were still there after 1850. My gggrandfather was William ATKINSON, b. ca 1803 NC?. He m. Ellender SEALS (daughter of Daniel SEALS) bef 1833, probably in Choctaw Co.MS. William and Ellender's children were: James b: 1833 Daniel b. 1836; Emily b. 15 Nov 1837 (My ggrandmother); William A. b. 1838; Lewis b. 17 Jul 1841; John b. Apr 1843. All of the above were born in Choctaw Co, MS. The last two children, Lela b. 1846 and  Rebecca b. 1848, were b. in Bienville Parish, LA. The above family was listed in the 1850 Bienville Parish, LA census. By 1860 some of the above children were in Houston Co, TX. I am seeking info on William ATKINSON's parents and siblings. He had a brother named Elias ATKINSON b. 1819 NC that also showed up in the 1860 Houston Co, TX census. Elias ATKINSON married Queen Victoria SHAW b. 27 Jan 1854 in Choctaw Co.,MS. They may have had a brother named John, as a John ATKINSON was listed in the 1820 or 1830 Tax Records of Choctaw Co., MS. I believe William's mother's name was Lela, but I'm not sure. Any ATKINSON info from Choctaw Co, MS would be helpful. Thanks.

Kent Townsend Sat Jun 14, 1997
Researching these Choctaw Co surnames: BOND, THOMPSON, and TOWNSEND. I am especially trying to find the parents of Elijah THOMPSON b. ca 1811 in SC. He is listed on the 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870 Choctaw Co, MS census. His wife's given name was Eliza A. I would also like her maiden name and the names of her parents. She was b. in AL. I believe Elijah had a brother named Joseph, who was b.  ca 1829, living with his family in 1850.  Elijah and Eliza had the following children: Jeptha, Rachel, Louisa, Josiah, William, Keziah, Elisha, Sarah, Ann, Christopher, Benjamin, and Mary. Any help appreciated.

Mike Brown Fri May 23, 1997
Looking for info on Robert N. BLACK who lived between French Camp and Weir and is bur. in Bear Creek Cemetery. He d. in the late 1940s.

Patti Hendrix Eckhoff  April 19, 1997
Looking for any info on John Frederick BRAMLETT, b. 28 Aug 1849 and Amanda Ruth COOK, b. 27 Oct 1853. They lived in Choctaw Co. and Montgomery Co. Amanda is bur. in Montgomery Co. Their son, Thomas Wesley BRAMLETT, b. 22 Jan 1879 in Sibleyton, m. Mary Elizabeth NEWMAN in Choctaw Co. I have their marriage certificate. Any other info on BRAMLETT or NEWMAN from this co? Thanks.

Glenda McWhirter Todd Sun Oct 20, 1996
Researching all BRIDGES, LANGSTON, HOGAN, and BROCK families in Choctaw and Webster Co, MS in early to late 1800s. Need parents of Moses BRIDGES who m. first Elizabeth (possibly YARBOROUGH); second, Martha JESTER. Also need parents of Cordelia BROCK, who was living with Daniel & Arminda HOGAN in 1870, and m. Lucine Marceline BRIDGES bef. 1880.

Judy Strickland Hadokowitz Tue Dec 10, 1996
Searching for info on my GGGrandparents, Nimrod BUZBEE and Eliza McCOY . I have no other info on Eliza. Nimrod had 3 brothers, Steven, Ira, and Ben; two sisters, Molly and Kate. Ira m. Emma McCOY, Eliza's sister. Any info would be greatly appreicated. Thanks.
Orene (Carlisle) Fennell Sun Feb 2 21:31:23 1997
Am searching for JOHN -?- CARLISLE, b: late 1810 in NC. Married MATILDA OPHELIA PERRY, b: 1819 in AL. They were married before 1836. Their first son, WILLIAM (FRANCIS?) CARLISLE, WAS born in 1836 in TN. Their next children, twins, JASPER and NEWTON, were born in 1842, in AL. Then, ELIZABETH JANE, in 1844, AL, FRANCIS MARION, in 1846, AL, and HARLEY FRANKLIN, 1850, MS. They're in chocktaw Co, MS, in 1850 (census recs). By 1860, MATILDA OPHELIA had died (late 1850), and JOHN had married NANCY JANE SAFFELL. I believe JOHN died May 2, 1874, but haven't been able to verify that. Can't find rec, or obituary. The date I have, came from the Masonic death recs, of a JOHN CARLISLE, that had been a member of Lodge #224, in Webster Co, MS. The meetings were held in the New Hope Presbyterian Church, before they moved them to Maben, MS. JOHN CARLISLE built this church in 1848. I'm trying to find JOHN's parents, and/or sibling. Have no midle name or initial, so has been extremly difficult. JOHN's son, FRANCIS (FRANK) MARION, married MARY FRANCES MITCHELL, then, MARY ELIZABETH VAUGHAN, April 17, 1895 (my g-mother). Can ANYONE out there in "Netland" help???????? Thanks!!



Ben Reynolds Wed Jan 1 05:36:33 1997
COOKE-FAIR Am search for information about James Edward Cooke b 18 July 1816.


Joyce R. Bradley Tue Jun 17 21:32:21 1997
COOPER - Seeking information on the family of Andrew Bury COOPER and wife Leonia Greene (?). Andrew Bury COOPER was b. 1819, SC. Their children were: Caroline COOPER b. 1843, Choctaw Co., MS Mary G. COOPER b. 1849, Choctaw Co., MS Lurena COOPER b. 1855, Choctaw Co., MS Rebecca Samantha COOPER b. 1857, Choctaw Co., MS. married Ausmus Mitchel RUSSELL Amanda COOPER b. 1859, Choctaw Co., MS Permelia COOPER b. 1860, Choctaw Co., MS Lewis C. COOPER b. 1861, Choctaw Co., MS, married Molly E. Taylor Lewis and Molly COOPER raised a family in Bentley, MS. They were listed on the Calhoun Co census. Andrew Bury COOPER also had a brother James A. COOPER b. 1815, SC. Bury and James were blacksmiths. If you have any info on this line, please contact Joyce R. Bradley at June 17, 1997


Jeane Roberts Sun Feb 9 11:17:41 1997
Seeking information Jesse Eddington CUMMINS, born circa 1827-1832, Mississippi, Married Caroline (Sissy) CUMMINGS 15 Dec 1869, Oktibba, Miss. Jesse died 27 Nov 1905, Coryell Co.,TX. Need Jesse Eddington CUMMINS first (1st) wife and parents, etc. His son, Andrew Jackson CUMMINS , born 20 Mar 1851, Jackson, Miss. (died Abilene, TX 1945 was my gg-grandfather. Other children of Jesse Eddington CUMMINS and ?? were Marshall , b 1854; Harrison , b 1855; Jackson , b 1856; Daniel , b 1857; and James , b 1858 (per 1860 Choctaw, Miss. Census) Caroline's parents were John CUMMINGS and Adeline Bailey .


Jo Hughes Thu Oct 24 14:14:40 1996
Cilas DABBS was listed in the 1850 Mississippi Census in the 23rd Sub., p. 060 in Choctaw County, MS. Does anyone have access to this record? If so, I would appreciate knowing more about Cilas DABBS. I am searching for my ggggrandmother, Elizabeth DABB(s) who married Warrin ROBBINS in 1835 in Noxubee County. I would like to locate her family. Many thanks for a reply.


Lee GordonThu, 16 Jan 1997 23:22:33 -0500 (EST)
I am looking for additional information on the family of William John DUNBAR, born 1827 in Ireland, died 1908, lived in Beat 5 CHOCTAW County, burial in the Bethsalem Cemetery, WINSTON County, Mississippi.


Paul Howard Sun Sep 1 11:14:48 1996
Andrew Jackson DUREN Choctaw Co. Miss 1860 - I am looking for info on the A.J. DUREN family he is listed in the 1850 and 60 census in Choctaw Co. Miss. he is buried in Bolivar cem in Gulf Port Miss.Thanks


Joanna Ahrendt Mon Feb 24 19:15:08 1997
Seeking any information on Lamech EDWARDS b. 4-11-1794 in Greenville County, SC. Died 12-26-1864. Buried Bethlehem Baptist Church, Choctaw County, MS. First wife was Nancy Wood . Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.


Tom Perry Sat May 3 14:57:43 1997
Looking for information on Jeremiah ELKINS and Elizabeth Satterwhite Elkins. They were in Choctaw County, Greensboro Post Office in the 1860 Census. They had the following children on that census: John, Franklin, George, Stephen, Sarah, Frances and Lucinda.


Paul Wood Tue Feb 25 16:28:33 1997
I need records showing the names and information about the parents and children of a William and ElizabethEVANS who were living in Oktibbeha Co., Miss., in 1850 and Choctaw Co., Miss. in 1860. Records show that a William EVANS was issued a license to marry an Elizabeth SHEPARD in Onslow Co., North Carolina 4 May 1830. The 1860 census records show two male children, Zackary EVANS and John S. EVANS living with William and Elizabeth EVANS in Oktibbeha Co., Miss. In 1860 Zackary EVANS and John EVANS were both living in Choctaw Co., Miss., close to their father and mother. Both Zackary EVANS and John EVANS later moved to Tennessee, then on to Texas. There were probably other children. A Mary Elizabeth EVANS was probably their daughter. She is believed to have married a Walter King. The 1860 census records show John SHEPARD , 8, M, b. Miss., AND Henry SHEPARD , 4, M, b. Miss., living with William and Elizabeth EVANS. I also need records of the deaths of William and Elizabeth EVANS, probably in Choctaw Co., Miss. between 1860 and 1870.


Paul CalesSat May 24 20:46:10 1997
Looking for in-depth information on Beauregard FERGUSON, b1858 in Choctaw Co MS. Father, Wm Elkanah Ferguson, Mother Louvica Causey Ferguson. My info is that they came from Amite Co. Wm's father came from SC, William Ferguson, m Patsy Daniel. Probably originated in southern Virginia. Looking for Scottish link.


Mary Rae ZieglerMon, 13 Jan 1997 16:01:05 -0500 (EST) Help I am trying to locate info on Grandparents that are deceased and buried in Mathiston. Samuel FONDREN Annis G. Fondren . I do not understand how to use your records on internet. My grandfather owned a drug store ,many years ago in Mathiston he was the pharmicist Fondren Drug store. He died around the late 30's early 40's. Annis died in 1980 in Jackson Ms. but was buried in Mathiston. Thank you for any help,,


John William (Jack) Franks Tue Nov 26 08:27:37 1996
Seeking parents of William Marshell (possibly Marshall) FRANKS, born March 10, 1852, in Wesson, MS. Have reason to believe (but need to confirm)he was son of Charles Lewis FRANKS and S.A. FRANKS who are shown on the 1850 census for Choctaw County, MS.


Diane Sparks Mon Oct 28 17:43:38 1996
Seeking information on John Randolph GASTON b. May 10, 1827 NC died August 1, 1897 Choctaw Co. MS buried Lebenon Presbyterian Church Cemetary. Married several times 1. Susan CRAWFORD, 2. Alice Wood, 3. Mary Frances TAYLOR b. ? died April 18, 1924 Choctaw County MS buries Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetary. Children from all three marriages: Mary m. D. C. Williams, A. Jack (AJ) m. Nancy Amanda? Lydia, Margaret, Alice, Susan m. James H. PARRISH (My gggrandparents) Henrietta, J. A., James Wesley m. Ida ?, K. B., Emma m. William R. Sikes, Amanda m. Robert G. Wilson (Emma & Amanda Twins), Kattie.


Kathy (Peeples)Kemp Tue Oct 22 11:33:22 1996
Need information on John GREGORY b:1800 Tenn. & wife, Martha Newman b:1810 Tenn. moved to Miss. lived in Choctaw, Webster, & Montgomery Counties, Ms. Census shows all children b. in Ms. John & Martha were md. in Hancock Co., Ga. 22 Aug. 1833. Children: Elizabeth b;1834 md. Elisha Eiland, Vistita (Melvina LaVestia)b:1 Aug. 1838 md. Aalphus Levi Eiland, Rufus b. 1839, Verillal b.: 1842, Riley b. 1842; Robert b: 1844, Emily b. 1847; Also need information on Thomas PEEPLES(Peoples, Peebles) b.1797 S.C. md 28 Aug. 1813 in Northampton Co., N.C. d: between 1850-1860 in Ms. married Catherine GORDAN, b: 1801 in S.C. died after 1870 in Ms. Thomas Peeples father was Joel PEEBLES, Sr. g. father was Ruben PEEBLES. Also need information on Martha Jane ELLIOTT who married William W. PEEPLES 1855 Ms. She is buried outside of Morgan City, Ms. NFI at this time.


Judy Roberts Sat Sep 14 18:35:21 1996
I'm looking for information on any HARDIN family in the Choctaw, Chickasaw Co. area in the early 1860's. My great grandmother was born in Eupora, Ms. on Feb. 13, 1860. Her parents were both born in Alabama according to later census records. In a letter by a cousin her parents are suppose to be a Jonathan Hardin and Maranda or Malinda Hardin. A sister Ann and a sister Lizzie were mentioned. Any clues or leads greatly appreciated. Frances Missouri HARDIN, married Willis N. Wofford in Choctaw or Chickasaw about 1877. My grandmother Ella A. Wofford was born in Attala Co. in 1878.


Pam Stone Sun Jan 19 21:30:23 1997
HARRIS I find two JAMES HARRISes on the 1840 Choctaw Co. Census, and hey also come up in the search engine at the Cherokee By Blood Homepage. (On the same census, there are also five Johns, 2 Judahs, and two Williams.) My ancestor, WILLIAM HENRY HARRIS, was b. 1857, Lee Co., MS, son of JAMES HARRIS, b. TN & ANN BUTLER, b. TN. Can anyone tell me if my William Henry Harris is the son of one of the James Harrises listed in the 1840 census? William Henry Harris m. MOLLIE ANN GRISSOM, b. TN, dau. of G.W. GRISSOM & BELLA LIVINGSTONE, both b. ALA; William & Mollie's children were: HOLLIS, MYRTLE, ROXIE, LOTTIE, & HUBERT. ROXIE HARRIS b. 1886, Tupelo, Lee Co., MS, d. 1934, Lincoln Co., OK; m. JAMES AUSTIN HOWERTON, b. 1879, Lee Co., d. 1955, Payne Co., OK. Thanks!


David S Harvey Sat Apr 5 08:14:40 1997
Researching on a G.B. HARVEY. G.B. was born about 1819 in Kentucky. He is listed in the Choctaw Co. in 1850 & 1860 census. G.B. married a Emily Allen MAHON or GILLMORE, I'm not certain of her last name. Their children were John W.(b.1847), William Beauregard (b.1862), Lewis Franklin (b.1855), Almira Elizabeth (b.1849), Ellen E. (b.1852), Emma Caroline (b.1859), George Roy (b.1854), Martha (b.1866), James (b.1850), and Jasper Joel (b.1871). There was also a L.W. HARVEY that is related, I believe. The family moved to Desoto County between 1860-70 then to Texas aft 1870. Attempting to find Emily Allen's last name and willing to share info with others researching HARVEY or VANDERFORD in Miss

HIGH Sun Apr 28 09:14:40 1997
In 1850 in Choctaw Co., MS there were:
Alsey HIGH
William Martin High
John High (perhaps a John Ellis High?)
Solomon High
Does anyone have any information on them, if so please contact me on e-mail at or at

Warene Wooley Testerman Thu Mar 6 06:16:27 1997
Seeking info on KING am of Choctaw co . John Robert King bd 12/1869, m. Nola Jane Worrell. Wm Moses King m. Letitia Irene Woodard. Edmond King. thank you.


Ted M. Nicholson Fri Jan 31 16:26:38 1997
We are searching for information about a prominent citizen of Ackerman in the late 1920's and early 1930's. His name was HOMER CLIFFORD LEE. He married Mildred Monroe. He was an attorney and state representative for Choctaw County. His date of death is believed to be January 1, 1931 in Choctaw County. Please provide his cause of death, the cemetary where he's buried and any county history which might pertain to him.


Julie M. Smith Fri Feb 28 10:22:32 1997
I am seeking information on the Louis LEFLORE family, father of Greenwood Leflore and his brother Benjamin Leflore . Greenwood Leflore's mother was from the Choctaw Indian Nation and her name I believe is Rebecca Cravitt . If you have any information on this family, please contact me at the above E-mail address. Thanks. Julie


Jackie Rhodes Sat Dec 7 18:08:46 1996
Am seeking information on the parents of REBECCA JANE LEWIS, born in Dec, 1843 in Choctaw Co, MS. She died in Chickasaw Co, Ms. She was married to JAMES HENRY KIMBROUGH, born Sept 26, 1841 in Lawrence Co, AL; died May 20, 1931 in Chickasaw Co, MS. Parents of REBECCA JANE LEWIS were JONATHAN P. LEWIS & SARA PENELOPE HOLLAND . Would appreciate any information about REBECCA JANE, her siblings, or her parents.


Melaney Moore-Dodson Sun Feb 2 19:08:32 1997
Looking for Thomas LINDSEY, b. abt 1793 in Wilkes Co, GA married to Bathsheba SIDWORTH/Barsheba SIDWELL b. abt 1793 in GA. They were in Tuscaloosa Co., AL in by 1829 and in Choctaw County by 1834 as seen below: >From A History of Chocktaw Co., Miss. 1830-1973. by J.P. Coleman of Aikerman, Miss. pub. 1973 page 33,, Choctaw County Chronicles The following men, chosed in 1834, had the distinction of serving as the first public officials of Choctaw County: Probate Clerk: Thomas LINDSEY. Moved between 1844 and 1847 from Chocktaw Co., MS to Fannin Co., TX then to Cherokee Co., TX Another connecting name is HALSOMBECK who married their daughter , b?Nancy LINDSEY. Their son James Suddeth LINDSEY, M.D. and his wife Maria FILES had their several of their children there, Elizabeth, Sarah, David, Viola, James Oliver, William H. and Celia LINDSEY. Will share information and appreciate all help.


Gay Wall Wed Feb 26 07:46:19 1997
Looking for any information on Tolliver F. LINDSEY, was suppose to be in Choctaw co, MS around 1840. Thank you for any help!


Lynda Lindsey Tue, 31 Dec 1996 16:06:23 -0800
We are looking for information from surrounding Choctaw cemetaries, locating the last name of Lindsey. We do know a town of Fitler, was a birthplace, information will be appreciated.


Barry Reid McCain Wed Mar 19 06:15:26 1997
Need data on the family of John McCAIN living in Greensboro area of Choctaw County in 1860 and 1870: his family in 1870: John McCain and wife Martha; children Zack, John, Andrew, Mary, Frank Sarah, Cora, Susan, and Nancy

Ken WilliamsWed, 12 Feb 1997 02:07:44 I am a retired U.S. Naval Officer currently living in Ireland. I don't have ready access over here to some of the genealogical records I need to do my family history research, and wonder if you might help me. I am trying to find a cemetary inscription list for the Salem Methodist Church Cemetery located near Little Mountain on the Natchez Trace in Choctaw County. I think some of my McCARTY ancestors are buried there. Can you help.
Jim Davis Thu Jan 2, 1997
Seeking info which may allow me to identify the parents of my 3rd great-grandfather, Peterson McGILL. I believe that he might be the child of William McGILL Sr . who moved to Chickasaw Co. around 1845, and who died about 1852. The McGILL family moved to Chickasaw Co from Pickens Co., AL. The family had previously moved to AL from SC, perhaps by way of TN. An allied family which also made these migrations were the PETERSONs. During his time in AL, McGill and James PETERSON were Whig candidates for the AL legislature from Pickens Co. James PETERSON and his family wound up in Choctaw Co., MS.
Salette Latas Thu Jan 9 16:46:20 1997
James McGOVERN, Jr. was a prominent physician in Choctaw Co, and his brothers passed through there. Was James Reed SMITH also from Choctaw Co?

Ruth Long Menhel Thu Mar 13, 1997
Researching McKNIGHTS in Choctaw and Bolivar Co. Have published book beginning with Andrew "Andy" McKNIGHT who came to what is now Winston Co ca 1832 from SC via AL. Have 9 known children and some info on each. They were b. from 1803 to 1826. Still have lots of missing parts. Will exchange info. Ruth Long Menhel, 727 Ashburn Rd, Greenville, MS. Related families AVANT(S)/AVENT, SHARP, BLAKE, GREENLEE, RAY, CROWDER, McCLURE, THOMPSON and others. They live in Choctaw, Webster, Winston and Bolivar Counties then and now.


Phyllis Tanner Fri Feb 21,  1997
I am researching the Jackson MARTIN family of Choctaw/Montgomery Co, b. 6 Mar 1814 in SC(?), m. Nancy (Sawyer?) in AL abt 1840, d. 15 Jul 1890 and bur. in Poplar Creek Baptist (formerly Presbyterian) Cemetery in Montgomery Co. Known children: William L., James Albert, Andrew Jackson, Lilley Louisa (my ggrandmother), Beulah, and Ida. I am seek info on Jackson's and Nancy's parents/siblings. One point of interest re this family: Jackson MARTIN was the ggrandfather of Mary MARTIN, star of stage and screen.


Judy Strickland Hadokowitz Tue Dec 10, 1996
Searching for info on my great-great grandparents, James and Millie MORMAN . Their daugher, Salcia Jane MORMAN, m. my great great grandfather, Willis Kinsman STRICKLAND , in Choctow Co. on Feb. 16, 1865. I know that James and Millie had at least one son who was in the CSA during the Civil War. I would also like any info on the STRICKLAND's. Willis went to school in Choctaw Co during the 1850's. Would appreicate any leads. Thanks. 


Jill Oswalt Goodwin Sat Jun 14, 1997
My ancestor James MOSS was a member of Forrest's Cavalry, CSA, and resided in Choctaw Co. His child, Dora MOSS OSWALT, was my great-grandmother. Looking for any info on him or his family. Also looking for Clementine WHITE, also listed in 1870 census in Choctaw Co. Her brother was Hiram WHITE. She is the mother of my grandfather Jesse C. OSWALT. I believe that she and her siblings were orphans in 1870.


Ann Gabbert Fri Jan 3, 1997
Looking for a death date and location for Rachel BURSON NEAL. I know she was in Choctaw Co, MS in 1846 because she received mail there at that time. She was a widow but had other relatives living there, David Samuel LOVETT and his wife Mildred PHELPS LOVETT. Please contact me if you have any info on any of these family names.


Ann Gabbert Fri Jan 3 07:36:26 1997
Looking for info on the NEAL, MOORE, and LOVETT families. Names that I am researching include John Glen NEAL, Columbus Lafayette NEAL, Leanna MOORE NEAL, Bennett Wright MOORE, David Samuel LOVETT, Mildred PHELP LOVETT. If you have connections to any of these families, please contact me so we can share info.


Dan NICHOLS Sat Oct 19, 1996
Seeking any info on the Virgil/Virgin NICHOLS family listed in the 1850 Choctaw Co census. He was b. abt. 1790 Del. A son named James Joshua NICHOLS b. 1827 GA appears a few houses down. Virgil may have been a minister or missionary. He is found in GA prior to 1840.


Belinda Houston Mon Sep 30, 1996
John Bart NORWOOD and Daisy BROWN NORWOOD possibly lived in Choctaw CO around 1914. His parents were Columbus NORWOOD and Sally NIXON NORWOOD. Daisy's parents were William F. BROWN and Josephine ELLISON BROWN. I am searching for info regarding this family.


Clara Luster Wed Mar 12, 1997
Seeking info on Tyrone ORR, b. 1820 in Ala or S.C., m. Hannah b. 1825 in AL. I don't know where Tyrone & Hannah were m. but all of their 10 children known to me were all b. in Choctaw Co, MS. They are 1. Joseph Perry b. May 1845, m. Nancy C . 2. Sarah J. b. 1850 3. Safrona b. 1852. 4. James F. b. 1854. 5. Permelia b. 1855. 6. Elijah b. 1858, m. Mary . 7. William b. 1862 8. Francis b. 1864, female. 9. Delilah Catherine b. Aug-24-1867, m. James Lafayette TIDWELL; 10. Wiley b. May 1870.


John T. Palmer, Ph.D. Sat Feb 8, 1997
Researching William Jacob PALMER and family found in the 1880 Census of Choctaw Co, MS. He had moved there from Lowndes Co where he was found in 1870: PALMER, William, age 41, white male, married farmer, b MS;  Margaret, age 30, wife, keeping house, b AL; Mary, age 16, daughter, b MS;  Rebecca, age 14, daughter, b MS;  Ida, age 10, b MS;  Harriet, daughter, age 7, b MS. This family does not appear in the 1900 Census of this county and I have been unable to find any other info on any of these family  members. Anxious to make contact with descendants from these individuals as William Jacob, had last m Winnie Jane ROSS, of Simpson Co, MS, ca 1852 just before he enlisted in the MS 46th Inf. Regt. They had one son, Thomas Jefferson PALMER, my grandfather. Any info appreciated. John T. Palmer, Ph.D.; 878 Wildwood Trail Santa Rosa, CA 95409; tel 707-538-0252,


Edye Higgins Fri Mar 7 08:31:15 1997
My great grandfather was George E. PARISH, born 8 March 1862, place of birth unknown. Married, 15 April 1883, OKTIBBEHA County to Julia A. COLSTON . George is buried at Clarkson Baptist Church, Webster County, MS and Julia is buried in Phoenix City, AL. Unknown as to number of children George and Julia had but my grandfather was Hallie Samuel Eugene PARISH . Hallie is buried at Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetary, MS. My mother Mary Lee PARRISH DULANEY is buried next to him. Any info on George's parents, place of birth, etc., would be greatly appreciated.


ARN8049@AOL.COM Fri May 2 11:57:50 1997
INFORMATION ON Viola PEACOCK, 2nd marrage Viola Mcwhorter,children, judge James Peacock born jan 8 1915 or 1921, noma peacock ,ruth mcwhorter tom nolen mississippi.Viola died 1940s bury some where in Choctaw co.norma died 18 year of age of drowning also same county any info will be great


Juanita Ballard Sun Dec 29 03:34:34 1996
PICKARD, Henry and Sophia Pianna MOORE PICKARD were listed on the 1850 Choctaw census. They were married CA 1850. I am looking for marriage date and location. She was daughter of Bennett W. MOORE and Mary RANKIN. I am interested in hearing from anyone researching these families. Henry and Sophia moved to Texas in 1857. I am also looking for parents of Henry PICKARD. He was born 1828 in Tucaloosa, Alabama.


Lisa Tucker Sat Apr 19 09:21:10 1997
I'm doing research on the Poe family that lived in or around choctaw co in 1860. My grandfather is a Poe and his family migrated to big creek, ms around 1880 from choctaw co. my ggg grandfather was Wiatt Poe born 1824 in miss. any information would be helpful. Thanks Lisa Tucker


Tara Barrett Wed Sep 11 22:44:41 1996
QUARLES and SMITH. Need information on The Quarles/Qualls family that resided in Attala Co, Choctaw Co & Winston Co. They came from Georgia & South Carolina. Were Cherokee. My ancestor was Mary Margaret Quarles b 10-10-1820 GA (Hall) married Henry Shumaker had Amanda J Shumaker. Mary 'Margaret' Quarles' parents were David (b1797 SC) & Dica Ann. Who were siblings? Pernall Quarles came with her to Mississippi. He was her uncle. He resided in Attala Co before moving to Louisanna. Mary Margaret married Willie Gordan, had Cammie, then married William A SMITH. He was b 1840 SC. Need parents & siblings. Mother was L Smith b 1819 SC, siblings were M.E.(Female) b 1842 SC, E (male) b 1844 GA, N (female) b 1846 MS and G.S. (male) b 1852 MS (all Smiths found in Winston Co. in 1860). John A M Smith may have been father. Father probably died ca 1855 MS. William & Amanda had John A, James H, Virgie, Frances 'Fannie', Sara, & Robert. Fannie was my great great grandmother, married Jessie Clayton Ballard. Had many Ballard descendents in Attala County.Thank you.


Emmitt Channell Tue, 11 Feb 1997 19:01:09 -0500
I am vitally interested in Winston/Choctaw because my ancestors were there early. My gggrandfather, William H. RAY, was there by 1840. He was married to Mary A.M. Miller in Winston Co. 1842. His descendants and relatives are buried at Salem Methodist Church Cemetery in Chester. That cemetery is "full" of Rays. The Channell side of my family also in Choctaw very early.


Phil Ray Sat Jan 4 13:19:21 1997
Mississippi Counties: Choctaw, Sumner, Webster Webster was originally Choctaw, later Sumner, and now Webster. RAY, George Washington b.Feb.9, 1850, d.dec.12, 1939 (from Ala.) PAMPLIN, Annis M. (wife of George W. Ray)(from Ga.) WILSON, Thomas Carroll ?? CARROLL, Rosie Lee (wife of Thomas C. Wilson) (her mother was full blood Choctaw Indian.) MORROW, David Lee b.Apr.13, 1852, d.1953 (from Red Bay, Ala) CHRISS, Susan Kathryn (wife of David L. Morrow)


Calvin goforth Mon Nov 18 12:33:20 1996
Would appreciate any information concerning RINERS in Choctaw County prior to Civil War. Also, would like information on any RINERS being buried in Choctaw Co. , particularly in the Pidgeon Roost area


Harry Eugene Rose Thu Mar 13 18:47:51 1997
I'm looking for the ROSE, SAVAGE, and LANGSTON families of the Choctaw-Webster county area. Terrell ROSE lived in Choctaw County as early as 1840 and by 1850 Drury ROSE and his daughters, Mary ROSE SAVAGE, Lemmie ROSE LANGSTON, and Polly ROSE LANGSTON and his son-in-law, Ezekiel LANGSTON. Perhaps we can exchange information. Thanks, Harry Eugene Rose


Lou Bridges Sat Apr 19 19:58:12 1997
RUSHING---PYRON Looking for GEORGE W. RUSHING born 1825 in Al. wife was Mary. He was on the census in Choctow Co. Ms. 1850, 1860, and 1870. Children: Elizabeth b. 1852, Missouri, (she married Nathaniel Parvet PYRON) Perinda F., Alpha P., Sarah A., Louisa A., Thomas L., Marhta J., Bob born 1869. Any help will be appreciated.


Marvin Janeway Mon Mar 17 19:53:32 1997
Searching for any information on Nancy SANDERS, born to an Indian Family sometime around 1790 to 1805. This is only a guess as to what county she was born in. Choctaw or Chickasaw. Our family history says she was 1/4 Cherokee but could have been Choctaw or Chickasaw. She moved to Tennessee sometime before 1824 where she married my GGGgrandfather John Janeway in Jefferson County, TN.


Kathryn L Garcia Wed Feb 26, 1997
Looking for info on the SHARP family of Choctaw Co.. They came out of SC through AL to MS. My ancester William SHARP is listed in Choctaw Co. in the 1860 and 1870 census. He first m. Rebecca, last name unknown. He had at least two children by her. He then m. Malinda WAGONIER . In 1880 he is in Conway Co. AR where he d. in 1888. Malinda m. Carry AVANTS in Conway Co. a few years later. Can someone help me with filling in the line of William. What was his first wife's maiden name and who where Malinda's parents.


Beverly Short Sat Feb 15, 1997
Looking for info on the John Marshall SHIRLEY family. John d. in Copiah Co, MSi in 1863. His wife went on the TX and settled with her son in Parker Co, TX. He had a daughter Adelade Celestie SHIRLEY who m. Robert Guild WEST and they settled in Parker Co, TX too. Adelade was born in Choctaw Co. MS.


Alan T English Fri Nov 29. 1996
Bejamin Franklin SHIRLEY moved from GA in the 1830's to Choctaw Co. where he reached adulthood and engaged in cotton growing. In 1847 he m. Sarah Ann MATTHEWS, b. in Gainesville AL, the daughter of Captain Isaac and Annie Rise OLDHAM MATTHEWS. They had a number of children about every two years starting in 1848, including Annie Elener SHIRLEY, b. Jan. 28, 1854, who became my great-grandmother. They left MS for CA in 1860.


A.PEACOCK Thurs May 22, 1997
I am looking for the parents of Viola Gertrude SIMPSON, b. in Tomnolen, MS on Mar 20, 1887 and m. Allen PEACOCK. They had two children Alma, b. Mar 31, 1914, d. 1921 at the age of 7. Their son Judge James PEACOCK was b. Jan 8, 1916 d. Mar 26, 1983. Both children were b. in Tomnolen MS. They are all b. in Wood Springs Baptist Cemetery in Tomnolen.  My grandfather Allen PEACOCK d. in 1931 and my grandmother Viola remarried to a Mr. McWHORTER. He had two children from a previous marriage Ruth  and Lucill McWHORTER. Info was found that my grandmother used the name Viola Gertie JOHNSON (I have no info where that name comes from),before she married Allen PEACOCK.  Please e-mail me with any info on any of these names.


Suzanna McMahan Sat Nov 2 06:09:47 1996
I have a friend in Texas who is trying to find out more about Eliza Ellen SPEARS who was a Choctaw Indian and was either married to or gave birth to a Richard SPEARS. If you have any info on this lady, please e- mail me at: so I can print it out and mail it to my friend. Thanks! Here is some of the info my friend gave me on Eliza: Born on Sept. 22, 1875 in DeKalb County, MS, Died on Feb. 15, 1952 in Memphis, TN, Buried in Center Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, MS with only the name "ElizaBeth"; on her tombstone.


Belinda Houston Mon Sep 30 21:31:03 1996
My grandfather, DAVID ALEXANDER TEDDER, was one of 7 boys and 11 girls that we know. His father, JAMES A. TEDDER, was married 3 times: EDNA OUTZ, EDNA COROLINE (?), and EMMA COX. James A. had 5 brothers, that we know of, MANON, HENRY, JOHN, BOB, TOM. My great, great grandfather was JAMES ELIC TEDDER. We do not know my great great grandmother's name. I am searching for info regarding this family of mine.


Phillip Thompson Tue Nov 5 11:35:42 1996
I am searching for any info on the parents of my great-great-grandfather, James Ludlow THOMPSON, b. 1826 in Courtland, AL. He married Mary Ann DUDLEY in Choctaw Co. in circa 1853. Mary Ann's parents, Ignatius and Sarah, are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. James, aka "Lud" eventually moved to Oktibbeha County after the Civil War. He and Mary Ann are listed in the Choctaw 1860 census. James' lineage to me includes Francis Ludlow (b. 1858 in Choctaw Co.), Frank Higdon and Donald Franklin Thompson


Jerry Hyden Mon, 28 Oct 5:47:06 996
We're looking for Minerva McNutt VANCE and I'm not sure the county is Choctaw. It may be Kemper Co. She had a son, James Jefferson MCNUTT who is my husbands great-grandfather. He came to OK around the turn of the century, and was born in 1849. His mother, Minerva, was born in 1828.


Jenny Lee Wax Thu Oct 24 01:22:17 1996
I'm hoping to find some interesting info about the families: I was born in Aberdeen, MS in 1948, and Nina, my sister was born in 1951. My father, John Andrew WAX, was born in Maben, MS in 1910 and Mama (Mary Lee STARNES) was born in Mathiston, MS in 1915 or 1916. Her Mama was Bessie BURCH (from the Indianola area) and she's a bit of a mystery. Mother's father was "Tuck" STARNES who owned a lumber mill in West Point. Daddy's father owned a merchantile store in Maben. Daddy's mother was Lela DAVIS, I think. She had a sister,Nina STENNIS. Oh, there is a Wax in Amory. Daddy had a brother, H. O. WAX, who lived in Starkville. My mother had a sister, Jennie, and brother, Bill. There are some mysteries surrounding some oil leases and land in Jones County we are still trying to solve. There is also a lady that I met only once, Wyatt (?) STARNES, Mama's cousin. She may still be living; She came to see me in 1982 in Jackson.

Clara Luster Wed Mar 12,1997
Seeking info on Mr. unknown WILSON who was b. in MS d.  before 1900 in Choctaw Co, MS. He was married to Drucilla b. March 1832 in TN., marriage place unknown. They have 6 known children to me: 1. Frank b. in Choctaw Co. 2. Mack b. in Choctaw Co. 3. Lillian A. b. Sept-1877 4. Robert W. b. Aug-1867 in Choctaw Co. 5. Ezekial J. b. March 4-1881 in Choctaw Co- married to Carrie ORR 6. Gus  b. Feb-2-1889 in Choctaw Co, married to Mattie Ethel MEDDERS. Parents of Carrie ORR are Joseph Perry & Nancy C. ORR. Any help welcomed.

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