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Date:  20 July 1999
Name:  Dennis K. Boswell
In "Yalobusha County History, Page F233, Article F382, mention is made that 
"...a Jehu Cotter MURRAY married as his first wife, Mary BRISTER, the
daughter of a Methodist Minister in the New Albany area."
My interest lies in who Mary Brister's father was, but I thought that if I
started with Jehu Cotter MURRAY, I might be able to back into who Mary's
father was. After looking through many web pages, I am unable to find Jehu
Cotter MURRAY. Might anyone who reads this have any information on "Jehu
Cotter MURRAY" or his wife, Mary BRISTER? Any particulars you might have on him, Mary or (in particular) Mary's father would be most appreciated.
Thank you very much,  Dennis K. Boswell, 301 Crow Canyon Dr.,Folsom, CA 95630-2057

Date: 16 July 1999
Name:  Jack Noe
I am searching for any one else researching PERKINS in Tippah or Benton 
Counties.  My ancestor was John Perkins- according to the 1850 and 1860 
censuses he was born in TN- in 1850 his age was given as 30, and in 1860 it 
was 55. His wife was Nancy and they had the following children-  Mary (b. 
1842) Martha Elizabeth (b.1845) , Simeon (b.1846) William (b 1848) George H (b.1850) Margaret(b 1852) John (b 1854) & David (b 1856). John must have died in the 60's for Nancy is the head of household in 1870- then she disappears.  Any help or leads greatly appreciated! Thanks-

Date:  15 July 1999
Name:  Eddie Robbins
Seeking info. for the Phillips Family of Tippah/Alcorn Counties. Lived in Tippah Co. beginning around late 1880's. Cinthela(Tinny) H. Phillips
Box ( my Great-Grandma Box) Amelia Phillips Harris, W.J. Phillips, Mary Phillips Mauney, and Joe Phillips.  Father was E.E. Phillips of NC.
Mother is unknown at this time. E.E. Phillips died in 1913 and buried in Lebanon cemetary. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,  Ed

Date:  15 July 1999
Name:  Wanda V. Cole
Seeking information on my great-greatgrandfather, Jesse Matt Walker.  Think he was born in Alabama abt 1833.  He then moved to Tippah County (date unknown).  He married Margaret Elizabeth Shands (b. 1839), daughter of Gideon Shands and Mariah Harris.  Jesse and Margaret Elizabeth lived in or around Faulkner, MS.  They had the following children:  Laura, M.A. (female), Gideon, Margaret and Spencer Lee, my grandfather.  Jesse never returned from the Civil War - unable to find any record of his death, etc.  Margaret Elizabeth then remarried a John W. Mace,September 15, 1873, in Tippah County.  What happened to Jesse during Civil War? Who were his parents?  Any information will be appreciated.   Thank you.

Date:  14 July 1999 
Name:  Joanne Van Amburg
My grandfather, John Newton Robinson, was born in Ripley, Tippah Co., MS   17 Mat 1860.  His parents were Richard Cleveland Robinson 
(known to most as Cleve) and Martha J. Reece.His siblings were Emma, Dora,Kate, Belle, William L., Sally J., Mollie, Henry, and Ann.  I know
they went to Halls, TN somewhere about 1880, but have not been able to find them anywhere.  Any information will be greatly appreciated as
I have been working on this for abour 17 years, to no avail.

Date:  12 July 1999
Name: Nancy Holt
John Garrett, wife Martha of Tippah Co.  He was
a brother to Henry Garrett, Henderson Garrett, and uncle to George
Garrett.  John Garrett's father was Joseph Garrett, mother was
Priscilla.  John and his family was on the 1850 census and then
disappears.  I am researching the line for my three children,
descendants of William K. Garrett. 

Date:  10 July 1999
Name:  Eddie Robbins
Seeking info. for Cinthela(Synthia, Sinthia) H. Phillips who married William Riley Box in 1891 in Tippah County, MS. Any info. about her
parents who are believed to have lived in Charlotte, NC in late 1800's. Cinthela came to US in 1886 from Germany.

Date:  07 July 1999
Name:  Ruth Walsh
Research the family of Joseph "Joe" W. Hastings, born in TN 1848-1850,
married  Mary F. Unknown in MS. Known children were George A.,Simmie Z.,Joseph S., Martha A., Cassey, and John P. Hasting and William Arthur.
Joe W. HASTINGS, age 70, a widower, was enumerated in Tippah Co. in
1920, with son John P. HASTINGS and his wife Onie, and granddaughter
Az??? born 1912 and grandsons Joseph T. born 1915 and Allis C. born

Date:  01 July  1999
Name:  Wanda V. Cole
Seeking information on my ggfather, Jesse Matt Walker.  Believe he was born 
c1833 in Alabama - then moved to Tippah County.  He married Margaret Elizabeth Shands (b1836/1839) daughter of Gideon Shands and Mariah Harris of Tippah County.  Jesse and Margaret Elizabeth lived in or around Faulkner, MS.  They had the following children:  Laura, M.A. (female), Gideon, Margaret and Lee (my grandfather).Jesse never returned from the Civil War.  Margaret Elizabeth then remarried one John W. Mace on September 15, 1873, in Tippah County.  What happened to Jesse?  Who were his parents?  Any information will be appreciated.  Wanda V. Cole, 6819 Glenoak Lane, Amarillo, TX  79109-6822

Date:  29 June 1999
Name:  Wilma Ingram
Seeking information on Thomas S (Starr) PATTON who appears on
the 1850 & 1860 Tippah Co Census with wife Lucinda 27 and
children C.C 9, J.T 6, T.F 4, T.L 10/12.
His second wife was Sarah Cox Kitrell, they were married in Ark
in 1883 in Pope County. Children: Maud May, Arnold, Walter, Willie.
Thomas was in the civil war in Mississippi - Co F 7, Miss Cav.

Date:  23 June 1999
Name:  Dale Johnson
Researching the Barton family. My husband's ancestor was Margaret Ann Barton.  In l867 in McNairy Co, Tn. she married Jackson Monroe Willis. The only Barton(s) I can find that match her brithdate,etc are the Bartons in Tippah 
Co. Ms. On the l850 Tippah County census is an Alexander Barton with a child, Margaret A, born the same time as my Margaret. Were these her parents?   What happend to this family? They seem to have disappared. 
Would like to know if other Barton researchers know anything. I am at the end 
of my rope as far as the Barton are concerned. I can't find any in McNairy 
County and only this one is a neighboring county.

Date:  22 June 1999
Looking for FAUGHT families of Tippah County. Did my ancestor Levi
FAUGHT belong to this Tippah County family? He was born in 1853 in
Mississippi. His parents, names unknown, were born in Alabama. He
married in Arkansas in 1876 and died in Oklahoma around 1900. Calling
all Tippah County FAUGHT'S, hoping to get help on this dead end.

Date:  11 June 1999
Name:  Royleta Malone
John Tabler born c. 1796 died 9 May 1845 in Tippah County. His wife Isabella Lowery Tabler died in 1857 in Tippah County. Where are they
buried???  Isabella and her children are in 1850 Tippah County. 

Date:  06 June 1999
Name:  Curtis Conner
Ennoch J Dunnam my gg grandfather married to Rebecca Downer in 1855. He
died in Georgia and is buried in Thomaston, GA. trying to locate his Ma &

Date:  05 June 1999
Name:  Terry Self Crawford
I am just beginning my search for information on the ancestors of Joesph 
Gordon Self, Sr.(buried in Dumas) who was married to Mary Lula Jones Self 
Melton.  Both lived all their lives in Tippah County.  They are my 
grandparents.  Mary Lula is still living in Ripley, MS.  Her mother was Anna 
Witt Jones(buried at Mt. Pleasant).  Any information you can provide will be 
appreciated.  Terry Self Crawford, 8600 Alfano Ct. Las Vegas, NV 89117 

Date:  03 June 1999
Name:  Marie Barnes
I am looking for information abou my ggggf Benjamin F RUFF b. abt1812 in
NC.He married Martha ?b. NC. He owned land in both Tippah and Marshall
Co. I believe he was a farmer and a merchant. His son, Newton Ruff
b.1840 in Marshall Co was my gggf. He served in the 17th Miss Inf, Co D
in the Civil War. Shortly after he moved to Decatur Co, Tenn with his
wife Pliamy ? and his 2 sons, Oscar Allen b 1865 MS and Elbert b1869 in
TN.  He died shortly after. It is believed that he and his father had a
major disagreement and he lost all contact with him. When Benjamin F
died and the will was probated,   they were unable to locate Newton in
1866 and again in1868. I would love to know more about my family. Any
help would be very much appreciated. Thank You.
Marie Barnes

Date:  03 June 1999
Name:  Eddie Robbins
Researching the Robbins Family of Tippah County.  My Great,Great-Grandpa, William Daniel Robbins, b.May 8, 1840 and d. Aug. 18, 1917 is
recorded as being buried in the Richardson Family Cemetary East of Spout Springs. Does anyone know of the exact location of this cemetary.
Also, William Daniel Robbins' parents are listed as Henry and Sarah Robbins (Robins) in the 1850 census of Tippah County. Henry was from
North Carolina and married Sarah? in Tennessee and then settled in Tippah County around 1838-40. Any info on these relatives would be very helpful. Thanks.  Eddie Robbins, #101 CR 648, Corinth,  MS  38834

Date:  03 June 1999
Name:  Debbie Hall
I  need verification that Robert Wardlaw Hodges( b 14 June  1832 d Tippah County, 16 Dec 1921) married to Nancy Eleanor Mitchell  is the son of James Hodges  listed on 1850 Tippah County census. There are 9 children listed, Robert being the 2nd child. The ages of the 2 Roberts are off by 2 years,but
could this still be the same Robert? Thanks for any help, Debbie

Date:  27  May 1999
Name:  Reva Hopkins
Jennett  Simpson  (born  1807 Tenn.) was  on 1850 
Tippah Co. Miss. Census with husband, Samuel,(son of Nathaniel) family 
tradition  states they were cousins.  I would like names of Jennett other 
brothers and sisters.Will share my  information.  Does Jennett  have 
relatives  in Tippah Co. Miss.? Jennett  Simpson was the  daughter of Samuel Simpson (b  ca 1780 NC) and  Margaret Portman (md  1802) or Elizabet Fulton md 1807, Ky. Jennett  md   a cousin, Samuel Simpson, probably Humphrey Co. Tenn,..but lived in Tippah Co. Miss. after marriage.Jennett  was related to Wm(Billy)  and Margaret (Maddocks) Simpson  who were in Humphrey Co. Tenn., 1807 to  1890. Any information  will be greatly appreciated. God Bless, Reva Hopkins 
Bruhn  (Calif)

Date:  25 May 1999
Name:  Brenda Smith
I'm looking for information about William Kesterson.  At this time I have a
William Kesterson listed in 1860 Cherokee, TX age about 23 from Mississippi
he was a farmer and married Mary Catherine McPherson 11/8/1859.  I have a
William Kesterson living in Tippah, MS age 14 but it looks like he was
living with Ezekiel C. Alexander - Does anyone have information who his
parents might have been and what happened that he was living with Ezekiel
Alexander?  Thanks....Brenda Smith 

Date:  22 May 1999
Name:  Linda Miller
Seeking information on Louis JOHNSON, born c.  1838?? m. Nancy Jane 
Clemmer in 1868, daughter Lucy Jane Johnson b. 1876, from around Falkner. 
Looking for his parents.  Glad to share what I have if we connect. 
Regards.  Linda 

Date:  20 May 1999
I'm looking for a Mathew M. Miller who was in the confederacy and fought in 
the battle of Murfreesboro.  He was taken POW for two years and then let out 
at the end of the war.  He was born in Mississippi in 1846 and was married to 
Mary Susan Hipp in Tippah, Mississippi in 1861.  THX

Date:  16 May 1999
Name:  Janet
Seeking info on this family found on 1850 Tippah Co. census -
                    Matilda COSSITT        38     TN
                    Lewis P.                     16       TN
                    Frederick G.               11       TN
                    Henry C.                      6        TN
                    Edward W.                  4        TN
 I am looking for a connection between George Cossitt who moved
to Fayette Co TN by 1835 and his wife, a daughter of Charles Michie of Fayette Co. TN
 Thanks, Janet in San Antonio

Date: 10 May 1999
Name:  Sheila Dixon
I am looking for parents and/or siblings of Jim K. or James K. Smith in
Tippah Co., MS.  He was born March 12,1866 and died 7/6/1937.  He
married Lydia Ann Clifton, February 15,1892.  Lydia was born May 29,
1872 and died June 1, 1960.  They had sons Samuel Franklin, Hines, and
Thomas who attended Palmer School.  I have been unable to find out
anything other than these dates.  If anyone has any information, I would
greatly apprectiate an email at  Thanks in advance.

Date:  08 May 1999
Name:  Charles Whitten
Requesting any information on Asberry Whitten & Philadelphia McNatt. They 
were married in Tippah County Ms. Dec. 19, 1872. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Date:  08 May 1999
I am trying to locate information on an ancestor, ENOCH JAMES GARRISON DOWNS, b: 1824, SC.  He was married to RACHEL MAUD SMITH, b: 1832.  They were living in Tippah Co. in 1860 and 1870 (that I know of) and their daugther, MARY ADELAIDE DOWNS - my ancestor - was born there in 1863.  I cannot locate any info that would help me identify his parents.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Please respond:  Thanks.

Date:  06 May 1999
Name: Glenn Garrett
GARRETT, Henderson b ca 1814 Laurens SC. resided Troup Co., GA, moved to Tippah Co. MS. Married Mary Jane Tutor.  Children may have been Jesse Ellen, Thomas Lloyd, Mary Uulysses, Noah Tillman, Martha Clementine,
Phebe Elizabeth.  Any information regarding any of these persons

Date:  27 April 1999
Name:  Brenda Rayman
I am seeking information on SAMUEL T. LEDBETTER who was a brother of my great-grandfather, JOHN RILEY LEDBETTER  (1868-1933).  According to the 1933 obituary, REV. SAM LEDBETTER  lived in Ripley, MS.  I believe his wife was MARY SURRATT (m. 18 October 1896).

Date:  21 April 1999
Name:  Art Magasis
Requesting information regarding my GGgrandmother, Cordelia Brock who was married tp Lucine Marceline Bridges.  My records show she was born in 1857 and died in 1890.  Any information would be appreciated.

Date:  19 April 1999
Name:  Joe Lee
Who were the parents of George Lincoln Alexander ( B. April 24, 1884 in
Tippah County, Mississippi & D. March 16, 1942 in Terrell, Kaufman
County, Texas- Buried Exray Cemetery in Erath County, Texas ).He married
Dora Lillian Jackson on March 16, 1916 in Erath County, Texas. George's
first wife was Cora Lou Bryant ( B. 1888 D. 1913 in Erath County, Texas).

Date:  18 April 1999
Name:  Stanley Harris
On the 1850 census for Tippah Co there are 3 Brotherton families.
1.The family of William G. age 32 which includes his father Joseph 
  age 68.
2.The family of Logan D. who is the brother of William G. above.
  Logan age listed as 33.
3. The family of William Brotherton age 40.
QUESTION  what relationship is William(3) to William G.(1) and Logan(2)

Date:  15 April 1999
Name:   Dick Dixon
Looking for ancestors/descendants of JOHN & REBECCA TATUM listed Tippah Co. in 1850 census along with children, SACCHIUS D., NATHANIEL, ADELINE, ELIZABETH**, JOHN, RILEY, WINIFORD, WILLIAM, REBECCA. **Have a ton of descendants of ELIZABETH from her marriage to WILLIAM V. C. CARLOCK to swap.  Dick Dixon, 1204 Baxter Dr., Plano,TX 75025-2855.

Date:  14 April 1999
Name:  John R. McIlhaney, Jr.
I'm seeking information about my great-great-great-grandfather James William
MCILHANEY. I'm especially interested in learning of his parents, his
siblings (if any), date and location of immigration, and birthplace. I have
included much of what I know about him below. I am willing to share info
about him and his descendants. Thank you.
James William MCILHANEY (aka MCELHANEY aka MCILHINEY), parents unknown, was born about 1795, probably in Ireland. He married Mary Jane GIBSON, maybe in Kentucky or Tennessee, date unknown. I believe she was the daughter of Jesse GIBSON and Elizabeth PHARMLEY, and that she was born 10 March 1803 in Kentucky or Tennessee.
James may have immigrated to the U.S. as a young man, but I do not know
whether he came in a family group or by himself. I am told he is listed on
the 1830 census for Henderson County, Tennessee, with a wife and three
girls. He apparently left Henderson County about 1834 and bought land in
Tippah County, Mississippi in 1830s and/or early 1840s. He appears on the
1850 census of Tippah County with his wife, Jane, 4 daughters, and 3 sons.
Approximately 1853, he moved his family to Texas, settling in Coryell
County. James and Mary Jane were charter members of the Baptist church in
Coryell. James died in December 1869 when he drowned while crossing a
swollen creek in Coryell County.
The children of James William and Mary Jane (GIBSON) McIlhaney included:
i. Margaret MCILHANEY, born 1829 in Tennessee, died 1878,
married William WIGGINS.ii. Catherine MCILHANEY, born 1830 in Tennessee, died in ?,married Jesse JAMES.iii. Rebecca Jane MCILHANEY, born 1834 in Tennessee, died 1912 in Texas, married Ephraim Parmley GIBSON.iv. Minerva Ann MCILHANEY, born 1837 in Mississippi, died 1868 in ?, married Isham A. JOHNSON.v. William James Gibson MCILHANEY, born 8 May 1839 in Tippah County, Mississippi, died 30 July 1904 in Coryell County, Texas, married Mary Charlesann Elizabeth "Mollie" CARTER in Austin, Randle H. MCILHANEY, born 1842, died 1863 at Camp Douglas, Illinois.vii. Henry Clay MCILHANEY, born 1844 in Mississippi, died 1863 in LittleRock, Arkansas.

Date:  13 April 1999
Name:  Marsha
I'm searching for information on our family members that lived in
Tippah 1850 census.  Alfred C. GARRETT 45 of TN.
Rebecca  42 of TN.  Julia 17 TN.--   Lucy 14 Miss.--  Sarah 13 Miss.-- Rebecca C. 10  Miss. --Thomas J.8 Miss. --Felix 6 Miss.
Any information Would be greatly appreciated!

Date:  12 April 1999
Name:  Sharle Beck
Looking for relatives form Tippah County two ancestor were married there.
J.R. McClain Married Elizabeth Fuller 08/01/1877
S.E. McClain married Uzell Benson 08/12/1866
Any information would be very helpful.

Date:  11April  1999
Name:  Stanley Harris
Need information on Mary Frances Hall born est 1863/1864, Father was James W Hall m. Mary C Brotherton on 19 Mar 1863 Tippah Co.Mother was b. est 1843 in Hardeman Co. TN Mary Frances had at least one sister, she was Sallie A. Hall b. 1866 m. 23 Dec 1883 d abt 1889 in Ripley.
Sallie A. m to James Marion Weeks Ripley, Tippah Co. Specific information wanted was who did Mary Frances marry?  Please help I've been beating my head against this brick wall for better than two years.

Date:  08 April 1999
I am trying to identify the parents of ENOCH JAMES GARRISON DOWNS, b: 7-23-1824, SC  d: 4-8-1900, Prentiss Co., MS.  Enoch and his wife, Rachel Maud SMITH, were in the Tippah Co., MS census in 1860 and 1870, my direct ancestor Mary Adelaide Downs was b: 3-28-1863 in Tippah Co.  Does anyone have ANY info on the DOWNS family that might help identify Enoch's parents?   Thanks.

Date:  06 April 1999
Name:  Winston E. Bradley, Jr, M.D.
1850 Tippah census has GGgrandparents, James Mat & Mary
HAMBRICK(and  daughter Nancy who married Cary Willis
HENRY-- three are buried at Candy Hill Cemetary in Union 
Co which partly came from Tippah)(HAMRIC is on tombstone).
also is GGGgrandfather, John HAMBRICK, who went on to AR,
Also are GGGgrandparents, John SMITH and Annis(HATLEY),
Also are GGGgrandparents, Eli CRUM and Rachel(AYERS) &
son William who married Mary Malvina SMITH(the last six are
buried at Old Hickory Flat Cemetary in Benton which partly came 
from Tippah). Also are GGGgrandparents Thomas ABSTON and
Eliza(ROUNDTREE) whose daughter Elizabeth married George
W. WALL(they are at Old Hickory Flat)--George was son of Joel
WALL and Lydia(COUNCIL) who made it on the 1870 Tippah census.
These are my maternal lines.  Have more info.
Winston E. Bradley, Jr, M.D.
Birmingham, AL

Date:  02 April 1999
Name:  Melvin Wright 
Looking for information on Joseph Nicholas. and Nancy A. (or L.) Wright,
moved to Tippah County about 1839 from Tennessee. Joseph obtained a
government land patent in 1842. Children were Squire Roderick b: 1834
Tenn, Elizabeth J. b: 1836 Tenn, Zada Isabella b: 1838, Isaac Cullen b:
1840 Miss, Samuel James b: 1841 Miss , John Mac b: 1843 Miss, twins Adam
Mitchell and Gideon Harrison b: 1845 Miss. Joseph N. Wright died 1846,
wife Nancy then married Wesley A. Pool. They had Martha A.S. Pool b:
1847. Wesley A. Pool died 1852 and Nancy A. Pool/Wright died 1855. The
Wright children and Martha Pool were made wards of the Probate Court. In
late 1858 or early 1859 the Wrights removed to Arkansas. Any information
on parents or siblings of either Joseph N. Wright or wife Nancy A. (or
L.) Wright greatfully accepted.
Melvin Wright, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington

Date:  01 April 1999
Name:  F. E.  Rivers
Seeking information on RATLIFF, Paul H.  Former U.S. Marine stationed aboard the USS Saint Louis in Sep of 1940.  Paul RATLIFF and Mary MORTON had corresponed with each other.  I have seen no queries to help me yet.  Also listed sre the MOTON family below.  Mary seems to have died at a very early age.  Anyone happen to have access to her cause of death.
Morton, Mary Louise, 1923, 1951, Palmer
Morton, Loretta G., 3/09/1899, , Palmer, wife of R. L.
Morton, Robert L., 10/05/1898, 6/03/1956, Palmer

ate:  31 March 1999
I am seeking information on parents of Mary Ann Ball (B: 1839 Tenn). She was married July 6, 1856 in Johnson County Ark. in the home of Delitha Hays. On the 1850 census of Tippah County Mississippi she is found in the household of Delitha Hays (B: 1797 NC) along with Aletha Ball (B: 1841 Ms). Was Delitha related to Mary Ann and Aletha ? If so how? Would appreciate any help.

Date:  27 March 1999
Name:  Melvin Wright
Looking for information on Joseph Nicholas Wright, wife Nancy L. Wright.
Family moved to Tippah County from Tennessee about 1839 and had a farm
in the North East part of the county. Joseph N Wright died May 1846 and
Nancy married Wesley A. Pool. The 1850 census shows the family as Wesley
A. Pool (23), Nancy L Pool (33), Squire Roderick Wright (16), Elizabeth
J. Wright (14), Zada Isabella Wright (12), Samuel James Wright (10),
Isaac Cullen Wright (9), John Mac Wright (7),  twins Adam Mitchell and
Gideon Harrison Wright (5), and Martha A.S. Poole (3). Interested in
parents, siblings for both Joseph Nicholas Wright and wife Nancy L.
Wright, plus places of death and burial if available.
Melvin Wright, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington

Date:  26 March 1999
Name:  Tanya Scott
I need to prove the parentage of Augustus Posey Berry  (son of Xenophen Franklin Berry and Mary C. Berrett Gray) b.  29 Feb. 1852 in
Tippah Co. Ms. Also I need to prove that he married Janie Hannah 24 Oct. 1876, Choctaw Co. Ms.  Thank you so much for any response in
reference to this family.

Date:  24 March 1999
Looking for Cora Lee Emmonds born in Tippah county 3/9/1890.

Date:  24 March 1999
Name:  Karen Rogers
I am searching for information on the family of George W. Rogers, married to
Elizabeth Mary Roberson.  George and Mary apparently moved to Tippah County around 1837.  All of the above surnames are connected to this family.

Date:  24 March 1999
Name:  Karen Rogers
I am searching for information on Washington WRAY.  He was apparently married to Catherine (Elizabeth?) Rogers, daughter of George W. Rogers and Elizabeth Mary Roberson Rogers.

Date:  21 March 1999
Name: Michael Garrett
I am looking for information on a Tom Bolton b.2-7-1858 possibly in old
Tippah Co,Ms.He died 1-9-1924 in New Albany,Ms.He was married to Cardell Suratte b.2-29-1864 and died 1-25-1946 also in New Albany,Ms. They had children as follows- Andrew B,Clara B,Frank B,Kinly B, Roy Tilto B.  Any help finding the parents of Tom Bolton would be appriciated. 
Thank you,
Michael Garrett...

Date:  21 March 1999
Name:  Tammy Hodum Granier
My name is Tammy Hodum Granier, I am looking for information on a book
written by Mr. J. M. Hodum called "Hodum Name-Past and Present" (
1790-1981).  Do you know if they are any available for sale.  Or do you
have one in your library that can be borrowed from a library here I live
in Gonzales Louisiana.  I would appreciate the help.
Thank you, Tammy H. Granier

Date: 20 March 1999
Name:  Marsha Crouch Hulsey
 I am looking for information on my CROUCH ancestors in Tippah or Benton County area around 1860-1880. I am particularly interested in Joseph Crouch (b. 1825) and wife Lavenia Pankey Crouch, and their son, Eli Crouch(b. 1849) and wife (1)Malissa Nutt, (2)Sallie Rimmer. I would love to find where these 2 men are buried in Tippah or Benton Co. Joseph died 1870-1880 and Eli died around 1910. "The old homeplace" is said to be near Hickory Flat. If anyone can help  me with my brick wall, please contact me. Thanks. Marsha

Date: 20 March 1999
Name:  Sheryl Ellerman
My name is Sheryl Ellerman and I am looking for information on Thomas WATSON, who is age 33 in the 1880 Soundex for Mississippi. He is
listed in Tippah County and he was born in North Carolina. I need more information on this family. If you can help I sure do appreciate it.

Date:  20 March 1999
Name: Betty
I've just started researching the Gossett surname.  I have found my
grandfather's sister listed in Tippah County under marriages--Rodah E. married
W. E. Cox.  I think my grandfather James Simpson (son of Gabriel Washington
Gossett) was born in AL but moved to Ripley County, MS and from there went to Yell County, AR.  Any help you can give me on this subject will be greatly appreciated. 

Date:  19 March 1999
Name:  Gwendy Coats
I am looking for information on John S. King and  Mat(Mahalah) Whitney who
married on February 2, 1868.  I have found some information on John King but
cannot seem to find anything on Mahalah.  If you could steer me in the correct
direction to find information on Mahalah, I would be grateful.  I am trying to
find out who her parents were and any other information I could possibly find.
Thank you.

Date:  16 March 1999
Name:  Wallace L. McKeehan
Interested in any links and new information on the JOHN ALLEN WIER FAMILY of TippahCo, MS, 1830-1850.  Also as a favor, if someone
could scan a good copy of the photo of Mary Ann Wier referred to in the following which I presume is a photo with the article, I would be
Tippah County Historical and Genealogical Society
Photo Caption "Mary Ann Wier Patterson Adams, first child of John Allen and Margaret Carpenter Wier.
Photo taken in Texas, date unknown."
Thanks in advance,
 Wallace L. McKeehan

Date:  15 March 1999
Name:  Sharon Hobert
Robert Orlando Leopard was my great-grandfather.  He was born 1858-59 in
Tenn.  Family history says his father was killed in the civil war and
his mother "Sarah A." took her children and moved to Mississippi after
the civil war. He married Adell Jones on Dec 24, 1881 in Tippah Co,
Miss.   I decend from their daughter, Ella C. Leopard, born Jan 10, 1888
in Tippah Co. Miss. Do you have any idea who his father was?  And what
was his mother's last name?  Any help would be appreciated. 

Date:  14 March 1999
Name: Willene Woods
I'm researching the THRASHER family of Tippah County. My GGGrandparents, Jesse Pryor Thrasher & Rebecca Nabours Thrasher are listed in the 1860 & 1870 census. I know they were married on 3/8/1849 in Tippah but I can not find them in the 1850 census. After the death of
Jesse in 1873, Rebecca came to Texas with her children. She settled in Fincastle, near Poynor, Henderson County, TX. I would appreciate any
information anyone has on this family. Thanks in advance.

Date:  12 March 1999
Name:  Bob L. Plunkett
I am looking  for the birth of my grandma who was Sarah Louisa Pugh. 
She was born in January 1877 and I think in Tippah County, not sure.  Perhaps you can help.  Thank you very much . 

Date:  12 March 1999
Name:  Dee Mitchell
I would be very interested in any information containing that name.  In the 1850 Tippah Co., MS census, there is a John S. and Margaret GILLENTINE listed.  Does anyone know anything about them?  I can't place them with my family,  but so far, all Gillentines but this one descends from one, Nicholas, from Amelia Co., VA.  Thanks, ~~~dee 
Gillentine Genealogy

Date:  11 March 1999
Name:  Brenda Rayman
I am seeking information on the ancestors of my great-grandmother, Minerva Lee Hamilton.  Her parents were Granville Lee and Margaret Spencer.  Her 
grandfather was John Spencer.  I believe that her mother may have married a 
Waldron after Granville Lee's death since she had a half-brother named Harp 
Waldron.  There is a Granville Lee (son of Strother and Catherine) in the 1850 
census.  Granville Lee died in 1867 (found this in your "Cemeteries of Tippah 
County').  I would like to confirm that this was the Granville Lee who was 
married to Margaret Spencer. My great-grandmother, Minerva Lee Hamilton (1862-1957), lived to be 95 and there were several newspaper articles about her in the New Albany, MS newspaper. She was born in 1862 in the Mt. Olivet community--part of Tippah County at that time.  According to another newspaper article, her mother, Margaret Spencer, came to the Mt. Olivet community from South Carolina by ox-wagon train in 1840. Minerva Lee married Samuel Christopher Hamilton in 1881 and moved to New Albany, MS after his death in 1918.  Prior to that, she lived in the Mt. Olivet community all of her life except for a few years in Tennessee (Saulsbury,I believe)when she was a child. I would appreciate any suggestions or assistance in putting the pieces of this Lee/Spencer/Hamilton puzzle together.

Date:  11 March 1999
Name:  Sheila Dixon
Looking for information on Ross S Stark married Cordelia (Cordie) A.
Lived in Tippah Co. Thanks for any information.

Date:  11 March 1999
Name:  Sheila Dixon
I am searching for information on a James Childers b. 1843 married to
Sarah (Sally) Moody. Tippah Co. daughter Annie E. Childers (b.
10/28/1866 d. 2/7/1947) married William Whitfield Stark . Need parents
and dates if possible. Thanks.

Date:  09 March 1999
Name:  Susan Wyatt 
Looking for any information at all about  the Rev. THEODORE GAILLARD
and/or or his son, the Rev. JAMES HILLHOUSE GAILLARD.
Theodore  was born in the Charleston area of South Carolina in 1790, the
son of Charles GAILLARD and Ann DuPRE.  About 1819 he married (possibly his second wife) ELIZABETH GARNIER DuPRE (b. 1797 in SC, d. 1882 in Tippah Co., MS). daughter of Benjamin DuPRE' and Mary Ann McCLELLAN of South Carolina.  According to family tradition, Theodore was a minister of the Gospel (probably Presbyterian) and moved his family from South Carolina to Mississippi to serve as a circuit-riding pastor.  (We haverecently learned that the family may have made a stop of a few years in
Tennesee prior to coming to Mississippi.)    Theodore had eleven
children. We are trying to complete a tree for Theodore's granddaughter, VIRGINIA WEISS LEWIS, who will be 97 years old in April.
She is anxious to know about her Mississippi GAILLARD family.  Thank you
for ANY information you can offer! Susan Wyatt, Georgia, USA

Date:  08 March 1999
Name:  June LeClaire
I found William O Mohundro in the GLO as receiving 159 acres in Tippah.
Has anyone ordered and received from NARA a copy of a cash land entry
document/s.  Does it give any useful info?  I received a homestead
packet for another Mohundro and thought I got my $10.00 worth.  Any
ideas about the cash land sales?

Date:  08 March 1999
Name:  Les Campbell
I'm looking for information/descendants of James and Perminta Jane (Elzey) Thompson, married 1845 in Marshall county TN;  in 1850 and
1860 censuses, they lived in the Northern Division of Tippah county (Jonesboro 1850), and in Ripley MS 1860.  Their children were:  William
S., b. 1846, married a Jones in Tippah co, 1869, Samuel, born 1849, Josiah, b. 1855, James D, b. 1856, Elizabeth D, b. 1859, may have married a
Bradford ca. 1877 in Tippah co., Charles N, b. 1865, and Lafayette, b. 1869.  By 1880, the family had moved to Weakley county Tennessee.  Thanks! 
Les Campbell, Oklahoma City, OK.

Date:  08 March 1999
Name:  Vinita Shaw
I am searching for the ancestors of Carolyn Carrie BERRY born about 1830
in SC. She had at least two brothers Nathan and Joel. Carrie married John D.
Rogers born about 1825 in TN. Their son Jeff Anthony Rogers was born April 10,1856 in Molina, Tippah, MS. Carrie died when Jeff was only four in 1860. John D. Rogers died 6 years later and Jeff was raised by his mother's brothers .
Jeff married Vada Selzler in 1886 but she died shortly threafter. He married
Norma Thompson in 1898 and they had several children.

Date:  08 March 1999
Name:  Vinita Shaw
I am searching for the ancestors of Carolyn Carrie BERRY born about
1830 in SC. She had at least two brothers Nathan and Joel. Carrie married John D. Rogers born about 1825 in TN. Their son Jeff Anthony Rogers was born April 10, 1856 in Molina, Tippah, MS. Carrie died when Jeff was only four in 1860.John D. Rogers died 6 years later and Jeff was raised by his mother's brothers . Jeff married Vada Selzler in 1886 but she died shortly threafter. He marred Norma Thompson in 1898 and they had several children. 

Date:  08 March 1999
Name:  Vinita Shaw
I am searching for the ancestors of Carolyn Carrie BERRY born about
1830 in SC. She had at least two brothers Nathan and Joel. Carrie married John D. Rogers born about 1825 in TN. Their son Jeff Anthony Rogers was born April 10, 1856 in Molina, Tippah, MS. Carrie died when Jeff was only four in 1860.John D. Rogers died 6 years later and Jeff was raised by his mother's brothers. Jeff married Vada Selzler in 1886 but she died shortly threafter. He married Norma Thompson in 1898 and they had several children. 

Date:  05 March 1999
Name:  Tammy Hodum Granier
I'm looking for information on the Hodum's Pleaz Hodum born April 11, 1850 and died November 8, 1935 In Tippah County.  He was married to
Nancy Glidwell, born August 22,1858 and died August 3, 1928.  they had 14 kids.  John, Jim, Tom, Richard, Ervin, Vert, Jessie, Monroe, Annie,
Lizzie, Donnie, Sarah, Nanny, and Zettie.  Monroe, Nanny Setlemires, and Zettie jones are still living.  I would like any information on them . 

Date:  03 March 1999
Name:  John R. Harrison
I am researching my Harrison roots in Tippah County.  The 1850 census
shows David Harrison, his wife Elizabeth and four children residing in
the county at that time. This is my gggrandfather.  He and his family
later moved to Arkansas, but we know little or nothing about him during
his Mississippi days.  Any help appreciated...Thanks John R. Harrison

Date:  28 February 1999
Name:  Edie Whitner
Joseph and Joicy Hine(s). Am trying to locate the name of Joseph's parents, and/or sibs. They are listed in the Tippah Co.
1850 census and marriage record in Davidson Co., NC. 

Date:  27 February 1999
Name:  Jim Drake
Looking for Floyd/Blair Family in Tippah Co.  Found a marriage record:
FLOYD, G W, BLAIRE C B  (Cornelia)  Jan 23 1867   3   3
Cornelia d. 1890 and GW. remarried in 1893   HARDIN
Cornelia's parents were Thomas Blair and  Arebella?
Would appreciate any leads.

Date:  24 February 1999
Name: Rev. Marion L. Putnam
I am searching for information on LAFAYETTE CHISM. Listed in the Tippah 1870 census as 19  married to NANCY.   Child listed was Henry. 8/12 years.  I have picked up Henry in the Lee county census 1910.  Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.

Date:  21 February 1999
Name:  Debbie Lopez
I am trying to find out about John Wesley Stricklin born in Corinth,
Mississippi Jan 4, 1867 or 1868, I have no idea who his parents, or siblings
are. He married Mary Ella Cheatham (I think in Tenn) and then in 1904 they
moved to Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.  They are buried at Bolivar
Cemetary in Harrisburg, Arkansas.  He has been a dead end for me, so I must
start with his birth to find his parents. Has anyone run across him or have a
way of checking.  Thank you for your help.

Date:  21 February 1999
Name: Pam Jeans
Researching the Greenberry Jeans and Thomas R. Jeans. Thomas R. JEANS is buried at Shiloh. Both were veterans of the Civil War. Any help would be appreciated.

Date:  20 February 1999
Name:  Janet Green
I am looking for information on my grandfather, Alford Lee Green, who was born in Ripley, Mississippi, on October 26, 1897.  His father's name is listed as John M. Green and mother Dovie Anna Cook.  I am searching for his birth record, or marriage record of his parents, so I can determine from where they came.  So far, I can find nothing more than that my grandfather was born in Ripley, although he lived and died in Arkansas.  If you can help me or direct me to further sources to research these people, I would be very grateful.  Thank you very much!

Date:  17 February  1999
Name:   Betty Vessels
I am looking for information about K.L. Woodard and Mollie B. Floyd who were married in Tippah Co., Mississippi on Jan. 1, 1881. I am fairly sure that she was born in 1860 but  do not know about him. They came to Texas around 1890. Two of their children were born in Miss., the others in TX.  Mollie is shown on the 1900 census as the head of the household. They lived in Bowie Co., Texas. Would appreciate any information.

Date:  17 February 1999
Na:me:  Myrl Ross 
I am seeking information on Orren BECK and his wife Nancy [DAVIS] BECK. They were in Jones Co, GA, then by 1830 they were in Bedford Co, TN and by 1840 they were in Tippah Co, MS where they established a permanent home. I am interested in sharing info with any descendants to determine if there is a connection with a family of Becks who went to Texas. Would appreciate hearing from anyone working on this line.

Date:  16 February 1999
Name:  Edward Clemmer Sr
I am looking for some of my familey.  I was born at Brownsfield Miss.6838
My father was Claude Clemmer.  My mother name was Mary Boyd.  My grandfather was Flemming Boyd. Can you help?  Thanks. 

Date:  11 February 1999
Name:  Micheal L. Bowers
Looking for James H Cooper, father of John Lee Cooper.  James was born
in SC and died in Ripley, Tippah County. ca 1870.  John Lee married Margaret Youngblood in Marshall County, Ms and went to Tx.

Date:  10 February 1999
Name:  Sara (Lindsey) Nunn
I am looking for information concerning my ancestors.  My grandparents were:
Tas and Salina (Gay) Martindale; and Willis Tillman and Mary Ella (Childers)
Lindsey.  I have the information on my grandparents, but I am looking for any
information prior to my grandparents.  If anyone could help, I would certainly
appreciate it. 

Date:  8 February 1999
Name:  GEO_BCB
Any info.on Barron family. Known James born of John & Julie Tippah Co.1845.

Date:  8 February 1999
Name:  Kriss L. Grissom
Grisham/Gresham/Grissom / Jemima 
My Jemima is in Tippah County, MS  in the 1850 Cenus.  I wanted any information on her death record.  Kriss L. Grissom, 534 Pinewood Ln.,
San Antonio, TX  78216


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