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 I am looking for any information on the Everett family in Sunflower Co. between 1860 and 1910. I am looking for John lee who married Mary Johnson of Holms County. Their children Luther Lee, James Monroe, Bruce and 2
girls were born in Carroll County but the records show these people lived in Sunflower County. Can anyone help????

If you have any info please email me at [email protected]
Thank you
Jon Beard

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Carroll family of Baird, MS
A cousin, James T. Carroll, from Baird, Mississippi, wrote a letter to us in 1925, about the family bible, which the Carroll family in Baird own, containing dates including, and prior to James David Carroll, born 1850 ; and then J.D. moved to Texas, after 1864. Thanks for your reply to this Query.
(Can you send us some of that bible information, please)

William R. Boyer
Nov 4, 1998

I have a lot of info on the Boyer family dating to 1677. I have all of the family tree . Bill Boyer Hattiesburg,MS

Deb Olson
March 27, 2000

Looking for information on William O. Burrus born in Sunflower County
around 1860's; married Sarah Emma Feltz.  Moved to the Gulf Coast area.

Libby Varner
10 28, 1998

Katie Belle (Campbell) Siddon and Clarence Siddon searching for information on Katie and Clarence. They were living in Sunflower County in the 1930's. At least one of their daughters, Ella May graduated from Drew High School in the 1930's. Katie's mothers name was Ella. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Sheila Morgan
Oct 28, 1998

Sunflower County query I am looking for info on Jerry Sledge. He was my grandfather and was born in 1880. He had at least one brother (name unknown) who had a son named Nathan. Nathan passed away in 1997 and his widow can't tell me any info about his ancestors. I believe that some more of my grandfather's nephews live in or around Indianola. I was told that one of them used to have a car dealership and one owns a motel. I don't know any names though. I was told this by Jerry's son Earl. Jerry married Molly Whisenant. I can't find anyone that knows Jerry's parents. Any info would be appreciated.

Brenda Walker Watkins
Oct 27, 1998

I am looking for any historical information about my grandparents, Daniel Thomas COLEMAN (7-1-1900 to 12-19-1966) married Anna Bell CALDWELL (1899 to 1975) on 1-31-1918 in Sunflower County by Rev. W.S. Shepman (spelling may vary.)

Robbie Robinson
Oct 25, 1998

I believe I have found my g-g-grandfather, George W. Robbins/Robins (age 17) living with the Richard and James Moffit families in the 1850 census of Sunflower Co. A William Robbins/Robins (age 10) was living nearby with the William Moffit family. I suspect they may be orphans of a female Moffit family member who married a Robbins.  I am having a hard time tracing where these Robbins came from and who George's parents are. George W. Robbins b. abt 1843 in MS married Elizabeth Ann Looney Wiley b. abt 1843 in Alabama shortly before her family moved to Noxubee , MS and they supposedly married at the Sunflower County Courthouse (McNutt?) on March 19, 1859. He was in the Civil War in Co. F, 30th MS from May 9, 1862 until as late as May 10, 1864. During his service he caught "Swamp Fever" (Malaria). He died during a malaria attack in July 1881 in Arcola, Washington, County, MS and was buried there. After his death his whole family moved to Oklahoma (then Choctaw Nation area of Indian Territory) and there are many descendants there and in East Texas. Elizabeth Ann Looney Wiley's parents were William W. Wiley and Sarah M.? who were born in Alabama about 1822 and 1825 and moved to Noxubee County, MS about 1845 although there seemed to be a lot of travel back and forth over the border since later children are listed as being born in both states. William W. Wiley and his family were listed as living i! n Sunflower County in the 1870 c ensus as family number 360 with George Robbins and his family as family no. 118.

Tom Myatt
Oct 25, 1998

Oct 25, 1998, Tom Myatt, [email protected] Hickman, William Henry, 1920's, I am looking for information about my mother's family. Mary Sue Hickman was my mother and William Henry was her father. They lived in Sunflower co in the 20's. My mother's brother Thad ran a gas station in Moorhead.

Sherri Seale
Oct 21, 1998

Can anyone give me information about LUSINGER LAKE located in Sunflower County?  My grandfather was John H. LUSINGER m. to Eula Kate SWEATT /LUSINGER. They were married in Sunflower County in the early 1900's. I saw Lusinger Lake on a map and wondered if it is named for that family.

Allison Britt
October 18, 1998

Looking for any info on the Boyer & Britt Families of Sunflower County.  Mainly Elton Ellis Britt b. 1/20/1890 Searcy AR d. 6/26/1965 Indianola, MS and
Jessie Boyer b. 12/20/1816 Middleburg PA d.6/9/1888 Boyer, Sunflower Co. MS.

Jodie Feigler
October 13, 1998

Am looking for any records pertaining to the Robert Melton of Inverness family line.   I know he had several sisters and brothers: John, Julian, Irene, Cassie, Willie, Mattie Lee, and Minnie Lee, all born about 1900.  My grandmother was Irene Melton, born in 1899.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Tyrolia Twine
October 10, 1998

I am looking for information on my grandmother's genealogy.    Arolia Betty Lou Meeks. I am lead to believe she was born in Sunflower County, MS.  The town of Indianola.  She was born on September 11,1918 and her mother's name was Nealie Boyd and was raised on the Boyd plantation.  I am unsure of her father's name, although my grandmother's maiden name was Russell or Russem. He passed away when she was young (2 weeks old).  He might have been from the Creole descent.  My grandmother has since passed in 1994 and I am anxious to know my family history.  Can you please forward any and all information that you have on this matter.  I would greatly appreciate it.

Sherron Seale
 October 9, 1998

I am looking for the burial site for "Billie" K. Q. C. (Cicero) Sweatt, died in 1911 in Dwiggins, MS.  Also for the site for Margaret Elvina Sweatt, d. 1910.  Can you tell me how to find this?  Thanks, Sherri

Mandy Williams Queen
October 8, 1998

Seeking info on the FULLER family who was in Sunflower Co. fr late 1800's to maybe present?   My Grandfather's father was William O. FULLER b. 1850, he was m. 3 times and had 2 children by the 1st wife and 3 by the second bef. both he and his wife died of pnemonia in 1900.   Wm had 2 known brothers and one known sister.   B. F. Fuller b. 1855 m. Clara Barker, Frank Fuller b. 1857 & Bettie Fuller b. 1860.  I would love to talk to descendants of these siblings.   Some of their families are buried in the Lehrton Cem. in Sunflower Co. Please contact me if you know anything about them or if there are any Fuller descendatns in the area.


Elisie Gardner    October 7, 1998

Am looking for information regarding Mitchell (M.G) GARDNER, who at 48 years of age married Eddie (Edie) SIMS, age 14 on March 9, 1889 Sunflower co. Ms.   Sunflower Census records of 1900 show 3 living children, Marshal,b Oct, 1889, Charlie Gardner, b Sept 1891 and Daniel, b 1895.  My husband, Lenon is one of 18 children of Rev. Daniel (Dan) GARDNER.  Trying to locate information about Marshal GARDNER.  Also, information on Edie SIMS GARDNER who was one of 12 children.  Their father and mother was Cory SIMS, b. 1849 and Heneritta (?) SIMS b 1850.  Can exchange additional information, if necessary.


Margie Scogin    October 2, 1998

George Pinkney Williams born March 12, 1882, died April 18, 1969, married Maggie Elizabeth Bradshaw August 22, 1900.  George is listed as being born in Sunflower County.  He lived in and around Ruleville, MS most of his life, but at the time of my Grandfather, Leon Hutchinson Williams, born April 10, 1905, he lived in Sartartia, MS, Yazoo County.  Maggie's parents lived in Yazoo County also.   George lied about his age to join the army in the Spanish American War.  His name at the time of mustering was Pink W. Williams. I am trying to locate information on his parents or any siblings he may have had.  Would love to hear from anyone who has any information on this line.
Margie Scogin

Janelle Kingsley
Jan 19, 1998

In the 1880 census I located my Armstrong ancestors in Sunflower County. The mother is a widow by the name of Cinthia Armstrong. She is 43 years old. Her youngest child is a daughter named Nannie, age 3. Therefore, she became a widow between 1876 and 1880. Three other children include Simpson, male, age 18; Percy, male, age 13; and Perkins, male age 6. Percy, Perkins, and Nannie were born in Mississippi, though I can't be sure it's Sunflower County. The information I am seeking is the name of the father of this family. I would certainly appreciate any help. Thanks. Jan

Bob Kelly
Jan. 2, 1998

I am looking for the ancestors of George Kelly. He lived In Indianola in the 20's and early 30's. His father was Lloyd Kelly and he lived in Rankin County, Ms.

Betty Crowder Seals
Dec 21, 1997

I am trying to find information on my greatgrandfather-Thern Earl CROWDER. I know he lived in Sunflower County in 1930 because he was hit and killed by a train there. Are there any newspapers from Dec. 23, 1930 that might have any information or an obituary on him? His son W.N. CROWDER was killed with him. My dad seems to think he owned a store before he died. I have hit a major brick wall with this branch of my family-am desperate for any information on the family that you may have available!!

Mary Paxton
Dec 14, 1997

Leonester Greenbury (or Greenleaf) Paxton possibility of birth is l861....married Fannie Dane Brown, daughter of J. H. Brown and Saah Francis Bennett [email protected]

Vanessa Hunter
November 27, 1997

William LOVE and Ellen MINER, were married in Sunflower County, in 1870, they are my great great grandparents. I'm searching for any descendants of this family to share family tree information.

Helen Staten Arnold
Mar 23 1997

My grgrandfather Jake William Baker lived in Sunflower county--He ran a ferry out of Indianola--I do not remember what they called it-probably Bakers crossing--if any one has info on the Bakers in this county or any other county I would love to hear from them

Judy Tittle
Oct 12, 1996

Looking for James Edward Tittle and wife Cora L. Bishop Tittle, they were married on April 24, 1898 in Sunflower Co. They were only married about 4 years. I know she had 1 son, Dudley Warren Tittle, I believe there may have been a daughter. Cora died when she caught her clothes on fire at the wash pot while pouring kerosine on the fire, about 2 years after Dudley was born. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Judy Tittle

Charles J. Peterson
Dec 22, 1996

Seeking information about grandfather James Ellison BISHOP (22 December 1869 Attala Co. - 9 July 1927 Drew, Sunflower Co.), son of Ellison Benton and Parmelia Elizabeth (THOMPSON) BISHOP. Married first Elizabeth TERRILL 27 May 1894 Sunflower County. Children: John Franklin, Eugene S., Walter, Clinton Jack, and Clifton. Married second Cordie McHANN circa 1912 (locale unknown). Children: Rosa Lee, Mildred Louise, Martha Mae, Jesse James, Edna Jerome, and Mamie Elizabeth.

Allen Snider
Feb 6, 1997

I am looking for information on the parents of Dan (Daniel/Daniel Sellar/S.D./D.S.)Snider, husband of Laura Elizabeth (E.F.) Brown. Dan and Laura were married in Scott County, MS 10/6/1877. Dan and Laura's children include Clark Snider (married Dora Waldon in Sunflower County 1904). Dan and Laura and Clark are in 1880 census, Calhoun County. Also in Sunflower County 1910. I am also looking for information about Andrew Snider, who was married to Ollie Brady and married Pearl (Pearlie/Pearlie Canzada)Brady October 18, 1908 in MS. I cannot find records of this couple (Andrew and Pearl) after 1908. Also, Hiram Jefferson Brady and Laura Brown Brady -- the parents of Ollie and Pearl. Hiram came from Georgia.

Doris J. (Boles) Williams
Jan 31 1997

I am looking for any information of any records on the following ancestors:
James M. Boles (1877 - ? ) and his wife Alice Herman (1879 - ? )
Alice Herman's surname may have been Thurman(?). They had two (2) children to my knowledge and here are their names: Mack Volivar Boles (1896-1953), my father. He married Annette Ross October 1, 1938 in Gunnison, Mississippi and the other child was Rosa Lee Boles (1894- ? ). Here are some alternative spellings for Boles: Bowls, Bolls, etc.

Dorothy French-Green
October 5, 1996

Seeking parents of John Fleming, born 1872, Tallahatchie?, married Irena Turner, 1891, died 1934 Dockery, Sunflower Co. Brother William Samuel Brown, born 1868, uncle John Brown born 1855 Tallahatchie Co., died Sherrill, Jefferson Co., AR

Terrence Dixon
Aug 30, 1997

I am interested in any information concerning the family of my Great- Great-Grandfather, Capt. Frank Johnson of Johnson's Landing which later became the site of historic Johnsonville of Sunflower County. He was born around 1815 in South Carolina. His first wife was the mother of Ellen Sutton of Sunflower County. I would like to know her name and if she is the mother of my Great-Grandmother, Mary Lee "Molly" Johnson Burch. Frank Johnson's second wife was Nancy E. Johnson of Tennessee who was born around 1829. His brother was Samuel Johnson.

Jenny Lee Wax
Oct 24, 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 04 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. 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. Wyatt (?) Starnes is my Mama's cousin. She may still be living. My grandfather built a house in Mathiston.

James K. Harrison
November 12, 1997

Seeking information on my grandfather CASTLEBERRY. He moved to Moorhead in 1920 and died there in 1963.

Ellen Parsons
October 27, 1997

I am seeking information about the family of my great uncle A. P. (Percy) Haynes who lived in Sunflower. He had a daughter, Hazel, who married Vivian Murray Carpenter in Sunflower. A. P. (Percy) Haynes lived in Sunflower and the surrounding area in the 30's and 40's. He also lived in Greenwood, MS. Percy was born July 22, 1888 and died April 9, 1967. He was married to Effie Sally Fisackerly.

Terry Russell
Sept 16, 1997

I am seeking any information about James Edward RUSSELL and his decendants. James was born in Promised Land on June 10th, 1921.

Charlotte Wilson Williams
Sept 10, 1997

Jess W WEAVER b/1841/Monroe Co., MS d/1895/MS buried Chickasaw Co., MS Jess WEAVER served with the 5th MS INF/CSA. Jess WEAVER married Arlena????. They had 1 known dau Arlena L WEAVER B/17Jan1874/ALA d/30MAR1935 in Sunflower Co., MS. Arlena L WEAVER married George William MCCAFFERTY 09Dec1892 in Choctaw Co., MS they had 1 known dau Rosa Arlena MCCAFFERTY b/Oct 1896/MS. Any information on the WEAVER or MCCAFFERTY familes is appreciated.

Charlotte WIlson Williams, 7863 Hummingbird Cv, Olive Branch, MS38654

Marilyn Paparone
Aug 8, 1997

I am looking for info on RAWSON family. Mildred Clark Rawson born in Sunflower County on Sept.17,1919 Mother: Martha Irene Tisdale Rawson Father: Jesse W. Rawson. I have hit a brick wall on the Rawson family of Sunflower Co. Any info would be appreciated. I have info on McGee family of Lauderdale Co., Ms. and will gladly exchange if needed.

Harry A. Williams III
Aug 11 1997

Williams Harry Argusta WILLIAMS I (my Grand father) lived in Drew Mississippi. He had eleven kids (Erma, Harry Argusta Jr., Dorothy, Joyce-Ann, Charlie, Prince, Katie Rae, Shirlene, Eugene, Peggy Love and Maryann Lavon) all born in Drew. His wife's name was Rachel (Jackson) they were married in Drew Mississippi 12/25/1935, she was born in Drew also 12/6/1915. He was born 2/9/1909 in Crystal Springs Mississippi. His parents (My GGrandparents were named Norh Williams and Katie (Graham). They were from Crystal Springs where I understand there were alot of Williams. I have not been able to track any other Williams except the names of my Grand fathers brothers and sisters (Willie " Bubble", Alberta, Kate, Jessie, Geneva, and Norh Lee) who also may have been born in Crystal Springs. I would appreciate any help or information that you can provide me.

Rick Manning
Harrah, OK, August 24, 1997

Looking for information about a lumber camp operated by P.J. Manning, on Darr Bayou. Many family members helped run the lumbering operation. I understand that it was very near the river (Sunflower River?) and that cut trees were floated downriver to sawmills. P.J. Manning was my Great-Grandfather. He moved from Texas to Sunflower County, but was originally from St. Clair County, Alabama. A son-in-law named Morehouse lived nearby, and also worked in the lumber camp. Family history mentioned something about barrell staves possibly being made there. To my knowledge, most all of this Manning family moved out about 1904-06. There are many other Mannings still living in, and around Drew, Mississippi. Anyone wishing to share information/old pictures about this family and their business should contact me at 18290 NE 27th St., Harrah, OK 73045 phone: (405) 454-3671.

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Jun 15, 1997

Harry Argusta Williams I (my Grand father) lived in Drew Mississippi. He had eleven kids (Erma, Harry Argusta Jr., Dorothy, Joyce-Ann, Charlie, Prince, Katie Rae, Shirlene, Eugene, Peggy Love and Maryann Lavon) all born in Drew. His wife's name was Rachel (Jackson) they were married in Drew Mississippi 12/25/1935, she was born in Drew also 12/6/1915. He was born 2/9/1909 in Crystal Springs Mississippi. His parents (My GGrandparents were named Norh Williams and Katie (Graham). They were from Crystal Springs where I understand there were alot of Williams. I have not been able to track any other Williams except the names of my Grand fathers brothers and sisters (Willie "Bubble", Alberta, Kate, Jessie, Geneva, and Norh Lee) who also may have been born in Crystal Springs.

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Mar 27 1997

Jesse VAIL and family lived in Sunflower Co MS/ 1880 census. He was born in AL, prob Pickens Co1845 to Jacob Hiram and Sarah Marilza Coleman Vail. I would like to know of any Vails or descendants of Vails in MS or AL now. The mother of his children was a Robinson. Thanks for any lead.

Randy McKee
Mar 23 1997

My name is Randy McKee and I am researching my maternal grandfather's name. He was born in Indianola in 1912 and named Samuel Arthur LEE. Old family story has it that "papal" was 7th cousin to Robert E. LEE. Don't know if it's true but still want to research this line. Can you help?

Barbara Tillery
Thu Mar 6 1997

I am looking for any information on WILLIAM ROBERT JOHNSON ,born 1846 in AL. He was listed in 1870 census in SUNFLOWER CO MS. He was married to ZAMER SEWELL, born 1848 in Cobb Co Ga. They were married in 1866 in Calhoun Co AL. Children were STEPHEN MILTON JOHNSON, born 1867, SOPHRONIA JOHNSON, JAMES W. JOHNSON, born 1874, twins, ROBERT and JOSEPH JOHNSON, born 1877. Parent of William were STEPHEN JOHNSON and CAROLINE TATE.

Rita Jones
Thu Feb 13 1997

Looking for information on Smith Scroggins family who were in Corinth, Mississippi in the 1860's. He was in the Miss. volunteers CSA in Civil War. Killed in Battle of Chickamauga, GA in 1863. Left a widow and 5 children, had a brother named Abner.Smith's wife was Ellender-----. Any information would be appreciated no matter how insignificant. Thank you.

Mitt Williams
Dec 14. 2001

Looking for any information on Mandy Patterson who died in Sunflower County in 1918 during the great influenza pandemic at the age of 28.  She was buried in Springhill Cemetery.  I am looking for any of her descendants.

[email protected]
Feb 10 1997

Fannie WILLIAMS died in 1960 in Sunflower MS. Children are as follows: Bennie Williams, Manual Williams, and Viola Williams. Bennie Williams owned land in Mount Bayou, MS and Boyle, MS. He also had a son Booker T. Williams. Booker's mother was Viola SPURGEON?

Brian G. Thomas
February 8 1997

Grandfather Johnnie Willis....born 7-23-1910, parents Willie & John Willis. Searching for birthplace (city or town) of grandfather and birth info on both of his parents. Thank you

William Pullin
Feb 6, 1997

My father was born in Dentville, Copiah County, Mississippi in 1907. He was orphaned in about 1917 and was placed in the Methodist Orphans home in 1917. I am looking for any information on his parents, Samuel David Pullin and Dora Fuller. I believe Samuel David died in Sunflower County in about 1914. Samuel David was a blacksmith. He had a brother named William David who was living around Utica, Mississippi in 1917. Anyone having any information and can share it will have my eternal thanks. Please E Mail any info to me at [email protected] or [email protected] Thanks to all.

Jan 31, 1997

I am researching my family tree, and have run into a dead end. My grandfather changed his name and it is hard to track him. He lived in Anguillal, or Moorhead MS from probably around 1927-1937. I am not really sure of the duration, because I really am not sure when he passed away. I am not sure what he did for a living. His name was George Dodd, his wifes name was either Emma, or Emmer. I need to find this man to prove that he was my grandfather. We think we know who his father was, but without finding George, we can not be sure. any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Toni

Alvis Woolam
Jan 27 1997

Would appreciate any information about my great-grandparents, James Thomas Griffin (1850-1881) and Hattie Newell Smith Griffin (1853-1939) or of her second husband, Stewart Gambrell. Though I have a brief memory of my grandmother Gambrel, I thank the Lord my mother took the time to hand copy a newspaper clipping. It should remind us all to keep records for our descendants. The following was copied by Nancy Newel McGuire Woolam from a newspaper clipping in her parents family bible in the 1930's. The family home and bible were later destroyed by fire. "James T. Griffin, son of Thomas Griffin, formerly a citizen of Pontotoc Co., died in Sunflower Co., Mississippi on October 10, 1881 of Malarial Fever in the 31st year of his age. Mr. Griffin leaves a wife and four small children besides a large circle of relatives and friends, who deeply mourn his loss. It can truly be said of James Griffin that none knew him but to love and respect him for his many deeds of kindness and friendship to those by whom he was surrounded. Yet while we, his bereaved wife and little ones, his aged parents and his fond brothers and sisters, so deeply mourn his loss, he has not left us without a hope that our loss of him is his eternal gain.---A Friend"

Jon Singleton
Dec 18 1996

Looking for information on RAY, Mary Eta, b. 2 Jan 1897, Sunflower Co, d. 20 Nov 1958 Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS, dght of RAY,James Hester and DODD,Emily Malinda, unk dobs or place. Married SINGLETON, Bob Dick from Choctaw Co, unk date. Any information on these peopl would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Larry N. Graham
Sep 23, 1996

Am searching for information regarding Thomas Benton Graham (March 9, 1844-March 1, 1931) a veteran of the CSA having served in Company F of the Mississippi 26th Regiment as a private. Last known record was of his discharge from a Union prison on Pea Patch Island, Delaware (Fort Delaware) on June 11, 1865. Would like to know where he settled after the war and how to find out vital information such as ancestry, etc. Your earliest response would be appreciated.

Joan Marie Salzmann
Sept 17, 1996

Would like to establish contact with descendents of A. J. (b 1837 in AL) & Susan F. HARBIN (b 1835) in Sunflower County in 1900. What was his actual name and her name, who were his parents? What kids did they have? If you allow that an S was misread for an L and ages were really messed up, are they A. J. (b. 1848) and L. F. (b 1842) in Bolivar County in 1880? That couple had two sons: G.R. b 1871, H. T. b 1880. Thanks for responding.

Dorothy French-Green
Sept 4, 1996

Seeking descendants of Warren, Albert & Georgia Fleming. Albert born abt 1882, Washington Co, Georgia born abt 08/1892 in Indianola, d. Abt 1925, Dockery. Children: Robert and Juanita.


Dorothy French-Green Sept 4, 1996
Seeking descendants of Fleming, John & Irene/Arrena Turner. John b. 3/1872, d. 11/22/1934, Irene b. 7/1876 in Edwards, MS, d. 7/1935, children: Georgia, Willie Lenora, Lessa, Maria, John, Louie, Earlene, Lennie, Hugh Rice. Robert, Eva and Bernice. John and Irene both died in Dockery, Sunflower Co.

Lerry White
Sept 1, 1996

Robert Lee White was my father, born in Sunflower MS. June 12, 1926 and died in Jackson, MI on July 14,1979. Who was his father? What was his name?

Judy Hadokowitz
Aug 4, 1996

I am looking for information on my family from Miss. My great-greatgrandfather, Willis K. Stickland, married Alicia Jane Morman somewhere near Grenada. My grandfather, James Jasper, was the first of their 10 children. He married Laura Ray before moving to Arkansas. My Maternal great grandfather, Nimrod Buzbee, married Lisa McCoy. I am not exactly sure of where this marriage took place. My grandmother, Harriet Anna (Hattie) was one of their 6 (I believe) children. Willis was in the Conf. Army and was wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky. He was taken prisoner-of-war and taken to Cario, Ill. From there, he was part of a p-o-w exchange.

Dave Thompson
23 Nov 97

Searching for the family of ELISHA MONROE THOMPSON, son of David Sherrell and Mary Brower Thompson. Elisha was born 15 JUN 1848 or 1847 in Winston County, MS and died Nov 1903. He married three times, lived in the MS Delta area, perhaps after the death of his first wife. We believe she was was MARY ANN TATE, whom he married 13 NOV 1874 or 1884 in Yalobusha County. In the 1880 Federal Census of Yalobusha Co., Monroe's wife's name is Jennie. He had seven children, of which we have only five with names: Thomas M., Lillie, Dewey, Floyd or David and Fannie. The other two married a Gaither FORESHEE and a Vara ROSS. Fannie married A. J. "Bill" McCLURGE of Smyner, MS. They had three children: Alton, David & Myrtle who married a HIGGENBOTHAM and lived in Greenwood, MS. Any info on this family will be greatly appreciated.

Dave Thompson at [email protected] or [email protected]

Harry L. Martin
Nov 25, 97

Interested in ancestral history for Montez Weeks, b. about 1910 in Doddsville, sister Magaret Weeks Mullins, brother Maury Weeks, brother William Henry Weeks Jr., father Dr William Henry Weeks, mother Audrey Alberta Morgan Weeks.

Harry Martin, son of Montez
933 Cottonwood Drive
Barstow Ca 92311
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LaVonda Staples
November 28, 01

    I love the information you have available!  I would like to add that my great grandmother Luvenia Fuller Staples was buried and lived in Sunflower County.  She was married to my great grandfather James "Jim" Staples and my grandfather was born in Drew.  His name was Percy Daniel Staples, Sr.  July 3, 1916-January 30, 2000 (Died in St. Louis, MO).  My great grandfather William Watson Staples also resided in Sunflower County.  He was a slave to a Major William C. Staples in a place called Choctaw County.  His wife's name was Abbie Staples, I do not know her maiden name.  My great grandfather, paternal, Porter Diggs, Sr. was also a resident of Sunflower County.  So there are a few names I woul like to submit to your list.
    Thank you for your time and attention.

    I plan to spend next summer bolivar County "hunting down" old cemeteries and cataloging the names on the grave markers.




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