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Query posted October 29, 2003

I have been looking into Carroll County, for the Cohron family. I know they (Sara & her sons John & David) migrated to Mississippi, from Georgia , in the mid-1800's with several slaves. The white Cohrons stayed in Carrol County. We know that the black Cohrons seem to have moved to Lafayette County (Oxford) by 1870. They had land & could read & write. Several of the Oxford Cohrons became ministers. The Skipwith Historical Society in Oxford has been very helpful in that area.

I was in touch with an H.R. Cohron, of Carroll County, for several years before he died in the 1990's. He was such a delightful man, who hand-wrote all of his letters to me in calligraphy style. 

I haven't gotten back to my research in some time and plan to return. I may be in touch, soon, as I'd like to know more about Carroll County in the 1850's.


Maria Goodwin

Carroll County


I am John Hansen, volunteer County Coordinator for Carroll County, Mississippi.  I have family lines from here and hence my interest in establishing as much information as possible on early Carroll County History.

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