Coahoma County, Mississippi
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Francine Streat Sun, 29 Nov 1998 18:43:17
Hello. Does anyone know of the plantation known as Halcyon? It was owned by President Andrew Jackson (in addition to the Hermitage in Tennessee). I would like to know the status of the plantation from approx. 1865, when Andrew Jackson, Jr. died, to the present time. Thank you for your time. F. Streat

Karen M Raichle Sun, 29 Nov 1998 18:43:17
Searching for any connections to the James Barnett ALLEN family who was in Rena Laura, Coahoma Co., MS sometime between 1900-1910. Traveling with James B Allen was his mother in law, Rhoda A DENNIS, his mother America E ADCOCK Allen, his sister Ina ALLEN and husband George W BROWN. Would love to hear from anyone who might know something about these people during their time in MS. They had come from Jackson Co., TN to pick cotton. Perhaps they ended up in Coahoma Co., MS because they had family already there. Please contact me if you have anything to share on this group. Thanks in advance. Karen M Raichle

fidridge@BELLATLANTIC.NET Thu, 19 Nov 1998
Searching for parents of David CARDER, Sr., born about 1811 in ALA. His first wife was Nancy Sutherland. The issue from this union included David CARDER, Jr., born Jan 07, 1841 in Lincoln Co., TN. David CARDER,Jr. married Lucy Elizabeth Shaw in Tallahatchie Co., MS on Mar 08,1866. One of their children, Dr. Thomas CARDER lived in COAHOMA CO., MS at one time. David CARDER, Sr's second wife was Susan Calbert/Culbert. Issue unknown. David CARDER, Sr. died in 1869 in TN. Will share information on other descendants.

Sandy Neil Tue, 13 Oct 1998
Searching for information on the family of Jeremiah Washington Crowley and his wife Mary Cecelia Ames, who lived at Friar's Point in the late 1800's. Their marriage was probably in 1860's, possibly in Dewitt, Clinton, Iowa. A niece was married at their home in Friar's Point in 1880. Mary Ames Crowley was born 1842, Clinton Co. Iowa. I need death dates for both, and information on children. Also any information on their life in Friar's Point welcome. Sandy Neil e-mail at:

Chandra Duncan-Scott Tue, 13 Oct 1998
Looking for information on the King and Anderson Plantation (located about 1/2 mile from Coahoma Jr College towards Friar's Point). Looking for their slave roster. Looking for STIMAGE descendants who were tenant-farming the land in early 1900 (between 1867 and 1920). My name is Chandra. My email is Thank you for your time.

Tom Sherard Sat, 3 Oct 1998
I am curious about Sherard plantation at Sherard, MS , and wonder if it is still owned by the family, and who runs it or owns. They are very distantly related to me going back to early 1700's and are a very interesting family, in that John Holmes Sherard, Sr. moved to Coahoma Co from Sumter Co. Alabama in late 1800s (c.1880) and hacked that large plantation out of the swamps. Any info would be deeply appreciated.

McCollum, Kinloch Thu, 1 Oct 1998
Seeking information about Wirt HAYNES (1875-1955) and his second wife, Jenny WHITE (1883-?). Wirt was from Lawrence County, MS, but moved to Coahoma County in time to be listed on the 1920 census (occupation-merchant). He and Jenny had 2 children: Dana and Kirk. We believe that the family lived in Jonestown. Please contact Kinloch McCollum at

Sharon Rico Tue, 22 Sep 1998
I am trying to locate a lady that lived in Coahoma County many years ago. Her name is Mary Roark Fletcher. She was the daughter of B.D. and Mary Sue Roark. She married a man named Charles Fletcher from Texas. His social security number is 461-30-5664, and he passed away a couple of years ago. I'm not sure if they married in Mississippi or Texas. I was told if I could get her social security number then I could probably find her. If you can help me, please write back at Thank you S Fletcher-Rico Mon, 21 Sep 1998
I would like to request a lookup of a marriage certificate for the following: Phillip Dumas and Susie(Smith or Buchannan) Married circa 1897, Clarksdale, MS. Thank you very much for your kind attention to this matter.

George A. Reaves, Sr. Fri, 18 Sep 1998
john Evans or berry Evans

Joan Juul Mon, 14 Sep 1998
Looking for any information on James B. Mulvihill, believed to have died in Coahoma County about 1935.

Duane and Rhonda Sun, 06 Sep 1998
I am researching one John Wilson THOMPSON, Sr. He and his family were living in Clarksdale in 1930 at which time they lost a child - John Wilson THOMPSON, Jr - who I believe is buried in a local cemetery.

Charles R. Alexander Sun, 06 Sep 1998
I am searching for information on the "Curry" surname: family residents of Clarksdale in the 1920s. Charles R. Alexander

John T Hull Fri, 4 Sep 1998
I am trying to identify the parents of Thomas WALTON, b.~1804 in NC. He appears in the 1850 Census for Coahoma Co. with his wife (2nd?), Ellen, age 28, b. MS, and children (all born in MS), Leonard (b. abt. 1834), James (b. abt. 1836), Julia (b. abt. 1838), Jasper (b. abt. 1841), Newton (b. abt. 1843), Thomas (b. abt. 1847), and Rachael (b. abt 1848). Thomas WALTON's occupation was listed as a Millwright. He is believed to have died in Coahoma Co., but I have been unable to verify. His son, James, moved to Saline Co., AR, in the late 1850's and had two sons, Newton and James Wyatt, by Amey Angelina POE. He was killed in the Civil War abt. July 1864 near Atlanta, GA. Any help regarding this family would be sincerely appreciated.

Tony & Sue (Skay) Abruscato Tue, 18 Aug 1998
Searching for information on Gully BROWN of Coahoma Co., MS. Was he married? Did he have any children? He was listed in the 1850 census for Coahoma, but no wife or children listed. Have information on parents and grandparents. Would love to hear from other Brown researchers. "I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn't look good either." Sue Skay's Genealogy: Madison Co., MS USGenWeb: MS USGenWeb Archives Coordinator: Listowner:,,,, Co-Listowner:,, and

Denise Waterworth Thu, 13 Aug 1998
THOMAS WILKERSON I am descended from a Thomas Wilkerson listed in the 1870 Census in Sevier Co, TN. He lists his age as 50 and birthplace as MS. The family moved to TN about 1860. His oldest child that I know of was born about 1852. I found a Thomas Wilkerson age 30 in Coahoma 1850 Census and I'm wondering if this is my Thomas. I'm interested in exchanging info about this family. Thanks Denise

Lisa Tucker Wed, 12 Aug 1998
Researching Mrs. Arthur HAMBY. Her maiden name was Ida CLEMENTS born late 1880's in Calhoun Co Ms. I'm interested in finding out who her father was. She had two children: Gladys Clements who married George WINTERS, and son Guy HAMBY. Both of her children were living in Coahoma Co MS November 1935. Mrs. Arthur Hamby died November 17, 1935 at her daughter's home in Coahoma Co MS. She was buried Pleasant Hill Cem. in Calhoun Co MS. Lisa tucker

Katherine Evans Sat, 8 Aug 1998
Seeking info on any/all Huckleberry/Holmes/Shears of Clarksdale. Any help would be appreciated. Katherine Evans

Chandra Duncan-Scott Tue, 30 Jun 1998
STIMAGE, Calvin Thomas b. abt 1866. Married IDELLA COCKRELL. Four children born to this union: Alma, Daisy, Georgia, Percy. Possibly died in Hinds County between 1950 - 1953.

Robyn Hamilton Fri, 24 Apr 1998 06:05:42
Looking for information on "Stimage" or "Stemage" family members who may have resided on the King and Anderson Plantation (farm) in Clarksdale (Friar's Point Road). Also information on Calvin T. Stimage, married to Idella Cockrell Stimage (Calvin born approximately 1866 and may not have been born in Coahoma Cty) may have just resided there along with other Stimage relatives.

Robyn Hamilton Fri, 24 Apr 1998 06:05:42
I am searching for any information on Franklin P. LONGACRE born c. 1854 in Miss. Last found in Coahoma Co., Ms married to Eliza J. POLLEY. There is also an Uriah LONGACRE located in the 1870 Ms. census for Coahoma married to Amanda FORBES. Any information on the LONGACRE family would be greatly appreciated. Robyn Hamilton

Stephen C. & Delilah A. Pope Fri, 03 Apr 1998 14:58:14
Seek ancestry and family history of Minerva FOSTER Looney who died in 1907.

Stephen C. & Delilah A. Pope Fri, 03 Apr 1998 14:58:14
Lewis JONES married : Mary LOONEY, b. 1856 and d. 1938 in Chicago,IL Info re: this family group in both directions is greatly appreciated.

Stephen C. & Delilah A. Pope Fri, 03 Apr 1998 14:58:14
Descendants of Samuel A. (ROARK, ROARKE, ROURK, O'ROURK, etc.) seek info regarding his common- law marriage to Manwilla Mary JONES. Family history accounts his death in 1912 in Jackson,MS, and that his sister was owner, manager, or otherwise involvede with the operation of the Bank of Pace in Pace, MS. Offspring of this union were William Maxwell (aka Willie Mack) Jones. Clarence Jones, Ethel Jones, and Henry Jones, all reported to have been born in Pace prior to Manwilla moving the family to Chicago

Bob Sun, 29 Mar 1998 20:12:44
I am trying to find information about Elisha Battle CRUDUP (b.c.1803) who was the son of JOHN CRUDUP (d. 1809, Wilson Co., TN) and REBECCA TEMPLE. ELISHA married Louisa (Louisanna) Jane ALFORD, one of the daughters of WILEY ALFORD and SOPHIA VALENTINE DRAKE in Wilson Co., on or about April 16, 1827. They were divorced May 3, 1834 in that county. He was in serious financial difficulties also, for which his brother, ROBERT CRUDUP (my direct ancestor) was security. ROBERT later moved to Perry County, TN, representing that county in the TN State Legislature. Elisha appears in the 1850 census of COAHOMA COUNTY, MS. He is supposed to have migrated from MS to TX. A number of present day Crudups claim descent from ELISHA. The divorce decree refers to no children and the will of Wiley Alford (in which he made generous bequests to children and grandchildren, including Louisa, who was then remarried to Benjamin B.B. Walker) mentions no Crudup grandchildren, while mentioning other motherless ones. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Bob  Fri, 13 Mar 1998 22:52:07
I am looking for anyone who can help find out about George Washington DURHAM. He moved to Tennessee from ??? We are looking in Coahoma Co for possible leads. He was born in 1865 and moved to Lauderdale and Tipton Co Tennessee as a young man (boy?)

Patsy T. Johnson Sun, 1 Mar 1998 22:57:29
Request information on the family of Elijah Simpson SANDERS who was in Coahoma Co. in the 1870 census, born about 1825. He married Harriet Rebecca WHITTEN on July 11, 1848. They had the following children: Joel C. G. born 1849 who married Martha BOWEN on Feb. 9, 1869 in Itawamba Co., MS : Mary A. SANDERS born July 8, 1851, Married William Jackson REAVES on March 14, 1872 in Coahoma Co., MS.: Sarah E. Catherine about 1854: John Westley L. born about 1857 married Nancy Bell BURNS Jan. 10,1886 in Phillips Co., AR: Lydia Alice SANDERS born about 1859: Harriet Melinda P. born about 1861 married L. C. WILEY in Phillips Co., AR. I believe Sarah E. Cathrine married E. W. GREM and probably in Coahoma Co., MS but need marriage record. Would like to contact anyone working on this family. They went into AR and later into TX. Thank you, Patsy T.

Philip Sun, 1 Mar 1998 22:57:29
I'm looking for information on Emma DALTON, Emma left Woodville, Wilkinson County, Miss. around 1920 and moved to Hill House, Miss . She left Woodville with her granddaughter Violia. Where she left her mother Missourui Butler. Emma also had a sister by the name of Louise Dalton and a brother by the name of Louis. I hope Violia had children and one of her children see this. Thank You Philip

Richard Lawler  Fri, 27 Feb 1998 18:08:12
Looking for information on "Charles Eli LAWLER" who was resident of COAHOMA county, MS in January 1857. His son Charles Eli LAWLER, Jr. was born 7 Jan 1857 in Dublin, COAHOMA Co., MS and died Jul 1926 in Des Arc, Arkansas. Please forward any information to Richard Lawler e-mail "".

Chandra Duncan-Scott  Sun, 1 Mar 1998 01:09:48
I am looking for information on the "STIMAGE" family. More specifically, Calvin T. STIMAGE. Information indicates they may have lived on the King Anderson Plantation (Friar's Point) in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Family lore has it that a flood in that area, occurring around 1928-29 caused a separation of some African-American slave families. Many Stimages are said to have remained in this area. Since Clarksdale is in Coahoma County, I decided to try a search for information here. The King Anderson Plantation is supposed to still be in existence (at least about 3 years ago it was).

Ruth Trevathan Delvige Thur Dec 04 00:41:36
Re Tom DELLVAGE or Tom DELVIGE The Family Tree Maker shows a Tom DELVIGE married 9 Sep 1872 to Nellie Hardy. The Latter Day Saints Family History Center shows same marriage, but spells name as DELLVAGE. My husband's grandfather born May 4, 1850 William Henry DELVIGE, is as far back as we can go. He came to Texas as a young kid maybe 10 yrs. old. He couldn't read, write or spell. When asked his name, he told them, and they guessed at how it was spelled at the Clerk's office in Bastrop, Tx. Can you please advise me how I can go about finding this Tom DELVIGE/DELLVAGE. Since he married in 1872, and William Henry was born 1850, they could easily be brothers or cousins. Will appreciate your reply. Thanks, Ruth Trevathan Delvige 2306 Hanks St. Lufkin, Tx. 75904 Ph. 409-632-4008 EMAIL -

LJones Thu, 5 Feb 1998 22:14:54
I am trying to find out if my maternal grandmother, Annie TAYLOR, daughter of George TAYLOR, died in COAHOMA county around 1931 or 32. My mother Willie Mae has no information about her natural mother or any of the TAYLORs. She was raised by her father Willie Thomas and his wife Maybelle. They are both now deceased. Your help is appreciated. If you require more information from me, just let me know. I should have said that the people I am trying to locate are Black. I have been told that both of my mother's parents, Annie TAYLOR and Willie THOMAS worked at a place called KING and ANDERSON. I now reside in Columbus, OH, but my mother was brought to Kansas City, Kansas by her parents when she was a toddler. By that time, Willie was married to Maebelle and we do not know what happened to Annie TAYLOR.

Chandra Duncan-Scott  Wed, 25 Feb 1998 16:17:38
Looking for information on CALVIN THOMAS STIMAGE, was 44 years of age in 1910 census, probably born around 1876. Married twice: 1st to Minerva Drone, had 3(?) children--Mary, Willie, Buster(?), and then to Idella Stimage. They had 4 children together (Alma, Georgia, Daisy, Percy). It was said the Stimages lived on the King Anderson (sp?) Plantation somewhere in Clarksdale (Friar's Point), but I can find no record of this plantation or it's owners. CAN YOU HELP?

Nick Denley Thur Dec 04 00:41:36
I am searching for information on the family of Nicky Van DENLEY b.2-28-1931, m. June 26, 1952 Rose PANNI b. 8-17-1932 in Clarksdale, MS,Coahoma Co. I believe they have 4 or 5 children living in Arkansas. Any information will be helpful. Thanks, Nick Denley

Dave Thompson Sun Nov 23 23:08:53
THOMPSON, TATE, FORESHEE, ROSS, McCLURGE, HIGGENBOTHAM I am 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 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 or

Carl Moreno Tue Nov 25 23:44:46
Looking for information on grandfather, Antonio MORENO and family who lived at Capt. Tom Gibson's Glen Aubin plantation. Especially interested in Antonio's date of death and details of his murder at Glen Aubin. He was buried in or near Rosedale. My father was raised by Capt. Tom. Please email me at or snailmail at 1740 Doherty Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. Thanx...

Charlotte Williams Fri Sept 12 22:25:38
LOWRY, CROCKETT, HARRIS, REEVES Calvin A. LOWRY/LOWREY b/1820/NC d/Jan 1882/Loxahoma, Tate Co, MS married Betsey Ann UNKNOWN b/1827/NC d/aft June 1883 3 known children 1) Cordelia Benton LOWRY/LOWREY b/1851/MS and d/1830 CLARKSDALE, COAHOMA CO, MS in the home of her daughter Jewell HARRIS REEVES, Cordelia Benton LOWRY/LOWREY married Wilbur Fiske HARRIS 1869/ Desoto Co, MS 2) Irene Jenny LOWRY/LOWREY b/1856/MS d/1922/Tatke Co, MS married Samuel Burkett CROCKETT 1881/Tate Co, MS and 3) William Green LOWRY/LOWREY (Willie) b/1864/MS and still living in 1883. Any info on any members of this family appreciated. Charlotte Wilson Williams, 7863 Hummingbird Cv., Olive Branch, MS 38654 601-895-8456  Sun July 25 02:41:43
Looking for 1920 or 1910 BALL, Fred(die)L, wife Rachal, Child Wiley BALL mail b. 1915 in Clarksdale, MS. ANY help!? me Af-American family

Berth Wise Tues July 22 03:16:54
Researching the names BLOODWORTH and SORRELS/SORRELLS. Any information? Am willing to share

Mildred J. Brown Thur June 5 14:58:37
I am seeking information on Lunsford LUNA, born Tippa Co., Miss. 1867, lived in Lula, Miss 1894, married between 1895/1900. Had two daughters, Thelma and Lucy. He lived in Memphis 1921. He was a brick layer, built fireplaces around Tunica and Coahoma counties. I do not know who he married. I do not know who Lucy and Thelma married. Thelma married in 1921, Memphis TN. And divorced 6 mos later. I do not have any other information.

YEDDIEJ  Mon Apr 7 21:26:30 1997
I am looking for any/all information on the Jerigan-Chambers family. My GGG Grandmother's name was Sara Jerigan. Last known places she might have lived was Lula and Duckhill, MS. She had four children: Sara, Abigail, Rosetta and Fannie. I believe Fannie was a twin. Fannie married Anthony K.C. Chambers. They had one child (to my knowledge), Rosalie born in 1914. Rosalie died mysteriously, thrown or jumped from a 4th floor balcony in Chicago, IL in 1949. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Sue Howard Tue Feb 4 17:25:51 1997
I'm originally from Clarksdale, Mississippi - born there in 1936, graduated from Clarksdale HS, and graduated from Delta State in Cleveland, Mississippi in 1959. I lived in Mississippi until 1964, when I moved to Texas. Now, my own roots are in Clarksdale and Coahoma County, but I don't know if you can help me on my ancestors. First of all, I am looking for information on my grandmother, Susan THOMAS GILBERT, THOMAS being her maiden name, of course. Now, she lived with my parents for quite a few years until her death at the age of 96 which was about in 1942 or 1943. I was only six or eight years old. The thing is, I know she wasn't born in Clarksdale, but maybe her death certificate would tell something about her. Both my parents are deceased. I have one brother in Clarksdale still - Charles H. JOHNSON, en electrical contractor there. Susan Thomas GILBERT was my mother's mother. I am also looking for information on my father's family - the JOHNSONs from around Neshoba County. So you can see, I didn't know whether to write to you or not. If you can help me, fine, I'll really appreciate it, but if not, I'd still like to hear from you. Thanks in advance for your help.

Lin Barbee Clark Tue Feb 4 11:09:26 1997
I am Lin Barbee Clark I have researched the BARBEE family from Lula, Ms. for years. I am new to the computer and this sight. I'd like to know what you have on the Barbee's and I am willing to share.

Nathaniel Gidron Mon Feb 10 16:20:07 1997
I am looking for information on Gidron family prior to 1910. Went to Jackson in 1992 and went back to that year. I am in California and don't have a lot of information.

Gary Pendergrass Thu Nov 14 22:04:01 1996
I am looking for information on THOMAS B. DOWDY and EMMA W. DOWDY and their daughter FLOY DOWDY. Floy was born on September 3, 1890.Any info would be appreciated. They lived in Clarksdale in COAHOMA COUNTY, MS.

Barbara Cecil Fitzgerald Wed Nov 13 17:15:46 1996
My grandfather (Joseph Lamar Cecil) died in Clarksdale Mississippi on Oct. 11th, 1961. He was born in Owensboro KY, Daviess Co. on Oct 11, 1903. I am beginning my fathers family search here as there is no other information available. I am hoping to find info on his father (Charles Cecil) from the death records.

Linda Ball Sun Nov 10 10:38:42 1996
Hi Fellowing MS researchers: I am looking for any information on the two following couples: Ball, Freddy who married Rachal McGee in MS they had a son Wiley Ball b 4-5-1915 in Clarksdale, MS the other couple is Parker, John who married Lillie Dye in MS they had at least one daughter Ethel Mae Parker b 4-25-1919 in Clarksdale or Leland, MS Would appreciate anything found on either family, please email me Bother families are Af-American Maybe a 1920 census look up for either family would find them. I don't even have dobs for the Adults. Thanks again.

Linda Ball Mon Nov 4 08:05:13 1996
Hi: Can someone please help me with a look up in Clarksdale MS. Freddy BALL m Rachal MCGEE they had one son, WILEY BALL B 4-9-1915 John PARKER m Lillie DYE they had children at least one ETHEL MAE PARKER b 4-25-1919 Wiley BALL and Ethel Parker Married ? in MS 8 children: 5 born in Clarksdale Evelyn b 1938/Odessa b 1939/Floyd b 1941 Robert b 1944/Bernice b ? A marriage record for Freddy and Rachal or John and Lillie or Wiley and Ethel/birth records for anyone. please email

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