Itawamba County, Mississippi Queries: Oct-Dec 1997

Surname Submitter Query
PARKER, MORSE Kay Woods Dec 26, 1997 19:11 - William C. PARKER (b: ca 1817) married Evilina (?) Children are: 1) Mary, 2) LC Columbus, 3) Amanda M 4) William Monroe, 5) Minerva, 6) Lucy C., 7) John, 8) Matilda.Mary was born in SC. The remaining children were born in Itawamba County. William Monroe PARKER was born 11 Oct 1848, died 20 June 1904. He married Lettie Ann MORSE (b: 4 July 1852 d: 26 Oct 1930) Need more info on William C. PARKER and wife, Evilina and remaining children.
UMFRESS, TUCKER, HOOD Carol Cantrell Dec 25, 1997 18:00 - I am looking for information on the Ben and Della Umfress family that lived in Itawamba County. Their daughter, Peltry (Birdie) was my grandmother. She married Henry Tucker, son of Henry Leverett and Martha Tucker. Don't know where Ben and Della are buried. Henry and Birdie lived most of their lives in the Tilden community and are buried in the Union Grove Cemetery. Thank you.
BEENE, LIVINGSTON(E) Dianna Beene Hokanson Dec 24, 1997 14:22 - Looking for descendants of Eunice Ella Beene b: July 13, 1861 in Itawamba Co, MS. She married Rufus Little. Have pictures of her brothers William Obediah and Willis Dixon, but would like to find pictures of her, other siblings, and her parents Obediah Franklin Beene and Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Livingston(e). Have lots of Beene info at
PATE and SANDERSON Thomas Joseph Coburn Dec 24, 1997 09:40 - I would like any info on the Sanderson's before Mark and the Pate's before Moman, particulary any involvement in the civil war.
HARRIS Flo Neal Dickey (Deceased) Dec 21, 1997 00:33 - James M. HARRIS, b. 1817-1820 NC, was on the Itawamba Co. Tax List for 1837. I believe he moved to Monroe Co., MS around 1860. Does anyone know if this is the same James M. HARRIS? Wife-Nancy; children: Ailey, Caroline, James, George, Francis J. "Fanny", Andrew, and John.
BARNES, DAY, PUGH Margie Dec 20, 1997 10:23 - BARNES, PUGH. Any info on Susie E. BARNES who mar. James Issac PUGH abt. 1877. Susie was b. 1857 Al. and James Issac PUGH was b. 1855 Al. to Issac PUGH and Mary Jane DAY. Thanks, Margie.
DOWDLE Christina K. Glover Dec 13, 1997 11:40- Looking for information on a Misouri Cast DOWDLE b. ca 1843 in Lamar CO., AL, she was the wife of Marsillus H. DOWDLE b. 1/1/1839. Marsillus was killed in Civil War 3/21/1862 and Wife , Misouri applied for pension in Itawamba Co., MS in 1866. I believe they only had one child, daughter. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
ALLRED Perry L. Evans Dec 11, 1997 09:23 - I am looking for information. How do I find out the names of persons buried in unmarked graves in a specific cemetery? I have ALLRED relatives buried in the Kirkville Cemetery, some of these graves are marked and some are not. I need the information of who to contact to obtain a listing of the people buried around the known graves in this cemetery.
BEENE, HARRIS Tracy Myers Dec 7, 1997 23:40 - Seeking infoamation on the BEENE family of Itawamba County, Mississippi. John BEAN b. 1-11-1788 in Tennessee moved to Itawamba County where he died about 1846. His son Lemuel Daniel BEENE was born in Alabama 5-18-1825. He married Lucy Ann Elizabeth HARRIS on 1-24-1850 in Itawamba County. The family then moved to Hempstead County, Arkansas.
LIVINGSTONE, DALTON, BEENE, GRISSOM Pam Stone Dec 7, 1997 21:23 - LIVINGSTONE/DALTON William F. LIVINGSTONE, b. 1809 or 1810, unk. co., TN; reportedly m. Ann (Anna) L. DALTON, b. bet. 1810-1812, TN. The family removed to Fayette Co., Alabama for a period of years before settling in Itawamba County, Mississippi, where William and Ann were recorded on the 1850 census with the following children: (1) James M. LIVINGSTONE (b. ca. 1834; possibly called "Jack"?); (2) Marillah S. "Rillah" LIVINGSTONE (b. 1835, AL; m. 1855 George Washington GRISSOM [GRESHAM];d. 1894, Itawamba Co., MS); (3) Kate LIVINGSTONE (may have married D.O. BEENE in 1869; may have married [Unknown]DALTON; possibly named Katherine); (4) Margaret L. LIVINGSTONE(reportedly married John GRISSOM; possibly Margaret was a twin of Marillah?); (5) Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" LIVINGSTONE (b. 1839, Fayette Co., AL; m. 1858 Obediah Franklin BEENE; d. 1924 Freestone Co., TX); (6) George LIVINGSTONE (b. 1841/42, AL); (7) Martha A. LIVINGSTONE (b. 1843/44, MS; may have been called "Mattie"); (8) Andrew J. LIVINGSTONE (b. 18/4647, MS); (9) Julia LIVINGSTONE (b. 1848/49, MS) Thanks for your help! Pam 3645 BARNA AVE., #28F, TITUSVILLE, FL 32780-5363
ROSS, TANNAHILL Janis Wamsley Dec 4, 1997 22:26 - ROSS, William D. married Jane TANNAHILL in Itawamba Co. in 1846. Would like any information concerning either family or like to hear from people who are researching these two surnames. William and Jane had a daughter Sarah Kathyrn Ross who ended up in Texas married to a David Henry Jefferson.
EDWARDS, YEAGER, THRAILKILL MaryKate SWEETLAND Dec 4, 1997 14:34 - in the 1853 index there are listings for James W EDWARDS, THRAILKILL'S and YEAGER's. All of these families aree related. Is there any county of family histories about these folks? Laura Jane EDWARDS m William Wesley YEAGERparents of William Wesley YEAGER are Berry Balous (BB) YEAGER and Rosalinda Miranda THRAILKILL. The YEagers move onto Newton co, Edwards to Lauderdale co and the THRAILKILL to Montgomery co Ms. In Montgomery co they again blend and marry.
TAYLOR Dawn Taylor Dec 2, 1997 23:17 - e-mail updated Sep 2003. I am searching for info on my g-g-grandfather Taylor. I am told his first name was John maybe. He supposedly left a wife and children in Tenn. and came to teach school in the Salem or Fairview communities in Itawamaba Co. I haven't been able to find him in census records from 1850 to 1880. He had two sons James Verny and Vaston. Verny was born in 1871 and married Nodie Tolue Jones. Any info will be greatly appreciated and I'll happily share any I have. Other surnames I am researching are: CROMEANS, TALLANT, LINDSEY, CASTLEBERRY, BRASSELL, EDGE, BOWEN & TITTLE.
BAKER, CHAFFIN Jessie Ruth (Green) Sturdivant Nov 30, 1997 22:25 - In 1860 census, my g-g-grandparents, William J. Baker andMartha R. (Chaffin) Baker were in Itwamba Co, MS. William's father, James, and Martha's parents, William and Sarah (Jones) Chaffin were also there. All these families were in Georgia in prior censuses. In 1870 census, William and Sarah Chaffin were in Blount Co, AL, with the children of William J. & Martha (Sarah Ann Rebecca,Mary J., and Thomas). William Chaffin petitioned the court for guardianship of these minor children; therefore, I am led to believe that perhaps the children's parents were deceased. I have been unable to find them after 1860. Could William J. have died in the Civil War? The list of Itawambians in the War (on this web site) does not list him; however, I have found where a William J. Baker, age 27 years was mustered in 14 Nov 1861 in Iuka, MS, for 12 months -- Roddy's Company, 4 Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry. (age 27 in 1861 would coincide with my William J. Baker's age/born 1834 GA).Does anyone have access to newspapers or another source which mighthave information on this couple, and would be willing to look up for me? I appreciate any help. CAST/CASS Searching for SAMUEL ANDREW CASS/CAST and wife ELLEN SALINA BRAZELTON. Also THOMAS MARION CASS/CAST, JAMES M. CASS/CAST.All three of the men were in the 41st Miss. Inf. Rege. Co.E.James was killed at Perryville, Ky Oct 8,1863. Samuel and son Thomas survived and moved to Breckenridge, Texas. Information on these people and any other CASS or CAST would be appreciated. Jim Cast at Submitted by : Jim Cast Email : Nov 26, 1997 18:30 MARKHAM Searching for information on Dezina (Zina) MARKHAM. We believe she was born abt 1833 in Itawamba Co., MS. She may be the daughter of Abner and Sarah MARKHAM. Dezina married a Joshua N. GANN on 4 Mar 1849, Itawamba Co.,MS. Trying to verify Dezina's parents. Thanks for your help! Submitted by : Mary KENNEDY STACKS Email : WWW page : Nov 24, 1997 23:21 GODFREY, BROWN Lewis GODFREY, wife Caroline BROWN along with several related GODFREY & BROWN FAMILIES were enumerated in the 1850 census of Itawamba CO. Ansel GODFREY, Thomas GODFREY, Marshall GODFREY were almost enumerated nearby. It is my assumption that these families were related. If anyone can help me get a lead on any of these families it would be most appreciated. Lewis and Caroline Godfrey were the parents of my great grandmother. Submitted by : Anna Rogers Key Email : Nov 21, 1997 13:43 BOWLING I am looking for ancestors of William Riley Bowling. His post office address at the time of his enlistment in the Confederate Civil War was Itawamba Co., Mississippi. He was a private in Company H, 1st (Johnston's) MississippiInfantry. He was enrolled in the State service on June 24,1861, at Hampton, and was mustered into the ConfederateStates Army on September 19, 1861. Union prisoner of war records show that he was captured at Port Hudson, La., July 9,1863, and paroled at the same place July 12 or 13, 1863. He may or may not have, also, been connected with the 4th Mississippi Calvary. Thank you Submitted by : Terry Casto Email : Nov 20, 1997 14:47 MIMS, BETHAY, WILLIAMS I am currently researching the following surnames in Itawamba county: BETHAY: my grandmother was born near Carolina in 1907; WILLIAMS: My grandparents were Monroe Steve and Melverta Sanderson Williams of the Beans Ferry community--desperartely seeking information on them; MIMS: the Mims family lived shortly in Itawamba County before moving through Chickasaw, Webster Counties to finally settle in the Carroll County area, names include George W., Robert, and William (J.)?.Will gladly share information. Reply to Mrs. SW Mims Submitted by : MRS. SW MIMS Email : Nov 16, 1997 22:16 DOWNS, PIERCE, GUNTER, BIRD, BYRD DOWNS, Mathew b. 1796 NC mar. to Susannah GUNTER? abt. 1818, was in Monroe Co. Ms. 1820 then Marion Co. Al. before settling in Itawamba Co. Ms. Children: 1. Linda, Sarah Eliz b. 1829 mar. John Thomas PIERCE, then William ALLEN, Joshua, Nancy, James, Pamily, and Mathew Jr. Mathew DOWNS had a sister, Sady DOWNS, who mar. Thomas T. BIRD(BYRD) and lived in Marion Co. Al. and Itawamba Co. Ms. If anyone has info on this DOWNS, or GUNTER, or PIERCE family, I would very much appreciate hearing from you. Thanks, Margie. Submitted by : Margie Croney Email : Nov 11, 1997 20:04 MAYFIELD Seeking information about Ferdinand Fallas MAYFIELD, b 22 June 1834 in SC. Married Nancy Minerva Walker (Daughter of Allan Wood Walker and Bethany Howard) 1857, Itawamba Co, MS. Moved c1885 to Johnson Co, TX. Who are Ferd's parents? Where in SC did he come from? Any relation to Sugar Mayfield, who lived in Itawamba Co. and was a J.P.? Submitted by : Lisa Mitchell Email : Nov 9, 1997 15:08 David A. Grierson Tue, 07 Oct 1997 01:11:23 GRIERSON, GREARSON, GREERSON, GREIRSON, GRIER, GREER, GREAR, GREIR ANYONE ON THE GLOBE INTERESTED in the preservation or trading of genealogical data on the families of Grierson, Grearson, Greerson, Greirson, Grier, Greer, Grear, Greir, etc., please submit your information to David A. Grierson, 37799 Apache Rd., Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20622 or email. Female lines are most assuredly welcomed. Suggestions and comments welcome, no fan fair, no grandstanding. Only serious persons will be addressed. Cynthia Dahl Wed Oct 15 12:14:13 1997 HOPKINS, THOMPSON, HERRING, SANDERS, WOOLBRIGHT, DOLLAR, BUSE I would love to connect with other HOPKINS. THOMPSON, HERRING, SANDERS, WOOLBRIGHT, DOLLAR and BUSE researchers of Lee and Itawamba Counties MS.. Please e-mail me! Cynthia Dahl E L Brockmann Sun Oct 12 18:38:18 1997 ASHLEY, TYRA My gr-gr grandparents Isabella ASHLEY and Joseph S. TYRA were married Aug 11,1853, in Itawamba Co. Isabella was born in Tenn.,1838 - Joseph was born in Ala.,1830. They had 8 children while living in Itawamba Co. They had moved to Texas 1870. I would like to find any information about the ASHLEYs and TYRAs. Will be happy to share what Tyra info I have Larry Clayton Sat Oct 11 04:25:18 1997 LEACH, McGAUGHEY Dr. Joseph LEACH, b. 1819 in 1850 and 1860 census. Dr. Nehemiah MCGAUGHEY, B. 1834 in 1850 and 1860 census. Seeking any info on these two men. Have data to share. Charles Johnson Mon Oct 6 15:30:08 1997 BAILEY Looking for the decendents of WILLIAM BAILEY and his children that came with him to Itawamba co. in the 1830's or 1840's he had children and I can find some in the early census but not later any help is appreciated Charles Johnson Tue Oct 7 11:20:44 1997 BAILEY Searching for the descendents of William Fleming Bailey Jr.and his children> WILLIAM FLEMING BAILEY JR. ,WIFE PHOEBE and their children,JAMES B. BAILEY, THOMAS BAILEY,WILLIAM BAILEY, JOHN GARLICK BAILEY,NANCY BAILEY, CANADY, AGRIPPA BAILEY,and SILAS BAILEYcame to Itawamba county in the early 1800's any information on this family and there decendants is appreciated THANK YOU Cheryl Cummings Mon Oct 6 00:12:37 1997 BELL, MARTIN, PICKENS Descendants of William Bell: William BELL + Mary MARTIN; James Wiley BELL b: August 13, 1871 in Mississippi d: April 01, 1956 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee +UNKNOWN b: Unknown d:abt 1900 *2nd Wife of [1] James Wiley Bell: +Willie D. PICKENS Vickie Wynn Sat Oct 4 11:18:29 1997 RAPER, MALONE Need family history of Maclinton Raper married to Mary Frances Malone. Who were his parents?? Children: Simuel Raper m. Katie Viola Young: Dexter, John, Huby, Alfred, Sam, Monroe Robert Ryan Wed Oct 1 19:51:27 1997 RYAN, EVANS RYAN, Isaac married to Mary Samantha Evans Dec 22,1857 in Ms. had 10 children: Sarah b/1862, Henry b/1863, James Benjamin b/1865, Ardella b/1867, Willaim Pink b/1870, Christopher b/1873, Lucinda b/1874, Virgil L. b/1875, Normanda b/1879, Charles Dixon b/1880. Isaac was the son of William & Rebecca Ryan (birthplace's unknown). Any information on decendent's or additional information on Isaac and his family is greatly appreciated. Suspect Isaac is related to a place called Ryan's Well just outside of Fulton, Ms. Information needed on Ryan's Well. Deborah Eaton Sat, 4 Oct 1997 17:56:13 HANKINS, SIZEMORE, BEAN, ROBINSON, NIX, MALLETT, WHITE, MARCY, CHRISTIAN I am a descendent of Daniel Burton HANKINS and Mary Jane SIZEMORE. Daniel Burton HANKINS died in Itawamba Co., MS August 5, 1890. His son, Joel David HANKINS, died in Itawamba Co., January 15, 1957. His sons, Elzie Ellis HANKINS (my grandfather) and John Clarence HANKINS were both residents of Itawamba Co., until their deaths in1985 and 1965 respectively. I have quite a lot of information about this family, going back to 1700, and would be happy to share with any other descendents searching for this information. Other names in this line include BEAN, ROBINSON, NIX, MALLETT, WHITE, MARCY, and CHRISTIAN.