Kemper County MS GenWeb

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Kemper County Reference Books

If you know of any books currently available for sale about Kemper County or any of the surrounding counties in East Central Mississippi, please let me know. Listed below are a few of the known titles of books available for sale. This is in no way a recommendation or endorsement by this writer of any work listed, but rather a listing of known resources for those researching the area and looking for clues of missing ancestors.Prices have probably changed and titles may have been discontinued, so absolutely call prior to ordering. Please let me know if you find any of these titles have changed.

Bloody Kemper

The true story of a blood-feud between the Gully and Chisholm families (among others) in Kemper County during the post-Civil War Reconstruction era. Many names of Kemper and Neshoba county and area families, past and present are mentioned. The book is available in bookstores for $25 or may be ordered from:
Lone Star Press
PO Box 1901
Spring, TX 77383
Please add $5 for shipping and handling.

March 12, 2010

Hi! I noticed that your information about the book, Bloody Kemper, is out of date. The book is no longer available in
bookstores and the Publisher, Lone Star Press, has increased the price for remaining copies from the original $25 to the
new price of $125. It can also be bought for $90 plus $5 shipping directly from the author's website. The author,
Hewitt Clarke, says that only a few copies remain.

Best Regards, Bill

"Our Native Heath" by Myrtle Bridges

This book is about Richmond County, NC, but has many references to Kemper County families. You may view the index and order copies of the book at her web site.

"Scattered Seed- Genealogical Research Data of Southeastern North Carolina"
by Myrtle Bridges

1840 & 1850 Census Records Published by SK Publications.

Choctaw Indian Records:

Three books available.
1. Register of Choctaw Emigrants to the West, 1831 & 1832.
2. Choctaw & Chickasaw Early Census Records
3. The Third Arrow, A Story of Moshulatubbee, Choctaw Chief
Our site address is www.pioneersoutheast.com

James Stuart and Mary Matthews, of Wilcox County, Alabama

300 pages, size 8 1/2 x 11, acid-free paper; hard binding
End Notes and every-name index.

Cost: $50 [includes s & h]

Appendix: Abstracts of land records, probate and other court records, military records, Bible records, marriages, showing sources of these records.

This is a series of monographs written over a period of several years, tracing the social history of a large family. [There are no ancestor charts and no family group sheets.] My goal was to discover the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of James Stuart (b 1769) and his wife Mary Doak Matthews (b 1772), thus cutting off after the four generations.

The families are traced from their arrival in 1718, through their moves into Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and on to Tennessee and Alabama. Inevitably, I have given more time and research to the families from which I descend directly, but also have tried to list some data found on the various children and later descendants of all these families.

Allied families include: Albritton, Carnes, Doak, Ethridge, Hall, Hanna, Houston, Howey, Jones [from Edgefield SC], Matthews, Palmore, and Smith from Mecklenburg NC.

Helen Odum Harrell
8418 Rocky Path
San Antonio, TX 78254-2716


The book contains detailed abstracts of wills filed in the Sumter County courthouse from the period of 1828 to 1872. These wills give information on many early Sumter County settlers, their heirs, and their slaves. The Sumter County mortality schedules have been transcribed in full detail from federal mortality schedules for the decennial years of 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880.

Because of the proximity of these two counties to each other and the close ties between many early Sumter and Kemper residents, this book would be a tremendous resource to many people who are doing genealogical research on this area.

Additionally, many of the early settlers were from other locales before they settled in Sumter County, and these earlier locales have been identified in the book. Counties are mentioned from states such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, etc.

The book is in hardcover, it is 496 pages in length, and it has an every-name index. The price of the book is $34.95 plus $4 shipping/handling. Texas residents also should add 8.25% sales tax. The book can be ordered from:

Southern Roots
11620 Audelia
Suite 122
Dallas, TX 75243
E-mail: gwenhester@sbcglobal.net
Telephone/FAX: 214-221-0185
Check, Money Orders, Visa, MC, Discover accepted

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If you have questions or problems with this site, email the County Coordinator. Please to not ask for specfic research on your family. I am unable to do your personal research. I do not live in MS and do not have access to additional records.