Lincoln County, MS

Posted Queries for February thru April 1997


HALL, POWELL, WESLEY posted by Pamela S. Hall on Sunday, February 2, 1997

Looking for information regarding the parents/siblings of Louisa Clarinda POWELL. She married William Perry HALL in 1884 in Lawrence Co. and stated that her parents were from SC. She had at least 2 children prior to marrying William: Alice and Sylvester, both using the surname of POWELL. It is unknown if POWELL was Louisa'S married name or maiden name...and she may have had a sister named Liddy A. who married John WESLEY in Lawrence Co. Louisa was also known to have gone by the name of Clarinda. By 1900, Louisa and William were living in Wesson. It is also thought that she may have had 4 children prior to marrying William: John and Caroline. She states she had a total of 11 children in 1900. She had the following children with William: Estus Pinkney, Fanny Estelle, James Madison, Josephine And Joanna (twins who died at 3 weeks), Annie Jane, and Cora Evelyn. In 1910, Louisa had moved to Natchez after William'S death.

JACKSON posted by Cheryl Jackson on Sunday, February 2, 1997

Need information on Brantly JACKSON, settled Brookhaven, Lincoln co, MS early 1800's. Looking for descedents of Brantly and any of this brothers and sisters. Parents info. etc. Our Jackson's are desc. of his Brother Alford Jackson.

CLARK, COLEY, MCGRES, SCOTT posted by Coley Scott on Sunday, February 16, 1997

Looking for information on Alain Lesage COLEY b1877, wife Ella CLARK, married in Brookhaven, moved to Adams County. Frank MCGRES is supposedly the last husband of Ella CLARK, and is alleged to have been a schoolteacher. Charles Frederick SCOTT had son James Charles(Jack) Scott, who married Artith Beatrice Coley, daughter of Alain Lesage Coley and Ella Clark.

MERCHANT posted by Annette Brewer on Sunday, February 16, 1997

I have propably posted several queries regarding my search for MERCHANT family history. I am told that they are Native Americans from Lincoln County. Willie Merchant was said to have been employed by the Illinois Central Railroad c1925-30. His mother is said to have been a trader (merchant) on a reservation called Lord Star(?) just outside of Brookhaven. Any history would be appreciated. Marriages, death certificates, land deeds, trust, etc. I am the granddaughter, and I still have living relatives in Brookhaven. Last know address for Willie Merchant was Union Street, in Brookhaven, MS.

BRITT, MATTHEWS, NEWELL posted by DEBORAH L. BURNETTE on Tuesday, February 18, 1997

Does anyone know who the parents of Susan Ellen MATTHEWS b.1831,in Lincoln or Copiah Co. where??? Although she does not enjoy a good reputation, she was the mother of many NEWELL'S and BRITT'S and I have grown fond of her during my research. Please help me find her parents. Thanks!!

BOYTE, BYRD, COON, GOODWIN, MAISER posted by Ley K. O'Connor on Friday, February 21, 1997

GOODWIN/BYRD/BOYTE/COON: Researching the GOODWIN family. Archibald Benjamin (Ben) Franklin (J?) GOODWIN (SR)b.about 1808 Miss. d. 2/13/1893 m. Elizabeth (Betsy) COON b. About 1814 d. 8/1/1889.Any information wil be welcome. Mary Pollyanna (Polly) GOODWIN b. 12/25/1841 d. 2/15/1912 m. Ellis BOYTE b. 2/15/1817 d.5/18/1917 both are buried at Union Cemetery 10 mile E. of Brookhaven, Miss. Would love to locate birth info on all, but especially parents and siblings of Archibald B. F. Franklin. There should be a MAISER list for GOODWIN starting March 1st 1997. Come join us and unravel the GOODWIN in your family

FURR, NEWTON, QUIN posted by M. A. Causey on Sunday, February 23, 1997

In the Little Bahala Baptist Church cemetery in Lincoln Co is a stone with inscription: "U.M.FURR, wife of A.S.FURR, 1823-1907". Does anyone know if this is Uceba O'QUIN, wife of (1) David NEWTON and (2) Augustus FURR? If so, is Augustus buried next to her? I am trying to find burial spots and dates for each.

JACKSON, PUTNAM, PUTNUM, SMITH posted by DEBORAH L. BURNETTE on Friday, March 21, 1997

In researching Cynthia SMITH b. 1838, I received information that her father, Nathan SMITH, Sr., married 3rd Miriam PUTNUM. I had originally thought that Elizabeth JACKSON was the mother of Pleasant, Brantly, Steven and Cynthia SMITH. Is anyone researching Miriam PUTNAM or knows about this 3rd marriage?? Thanks.

CLARK, LAWRENCE posted by T. Porter on Monday, March 24, 1997

I am looking for information on the ancestors of Richard Franklin LAWRENCE (b. 5-24-1860 in Lawrence Co., d. 5-31-1900) married Mary "Rhoda" CLARK on 11-19-1878. Their children were: Charlie Lee LAWRENCE, Mary Gertrude LAWRENCE, Carey "Smith" LAWRENCE, Jullia "Adelle" LAWRENCE, Porter Moses LAWRENCE, and Clifton "Halcut" LAWRENCE. They lived in either Pike, Lincoln, or possibly Lawrence County. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

FARMER, RUSHING posted by Donnis Banks on Monday, April 7, 1997

My grandfather was Emmett Henry RUSHING b. 1899 Lincoln Co, MS. His parents were Aaron Jackson Rushing b. 1872 and Ruthie FARMER born 1882 in Jefferson Co, MS. I am searching for other Rushing, Farmer relatives with information. I have descendants from 1727 on the Rushing side; they were from Switzerland/Germany and settled in North Carolina; they came to Copiah County and Lincoln County. Some settled in Franklin County as well. Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks.

FARMER, JACKSON, RUSHING posted by Donnis Banks on Wednesday, April 9, 1997

I am searching for information on Ruthie FARMER married Aaron Jackson RUSHING 28 Dec 1898 in Jefferson Co, MS. Also need information on Lena A. FARMER b. 20 Oct. 1877 and married Henry Enoch RUSHING 9 Oct 1895. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

BRITT, MCDONALD, NEWELL posted by DEBORAH L. BURNETTE on Wednesday, April 9, 1997

I am an ancestor of Alpha Christian Eliz. MCDONALD who migrated to Lincoln County with John Daniel NEWELL and Jeptha BRITT in early 1800'S. Rumor has it that she owned much land in Lincoln County. If anyone has information regarding this, please e-mail me. Thanks.

COKER, DAVIS posted by William E. Daughdrill on Thursday, April 24, 1997

Looking for any information relating to Percy E. COKER, b. 1877, died in Lincoln Co., in about 1908. He married Florence DAVIS in Lincoln Co. and she gave birth to two children in that county, James Oscar COKER and Vada COKER (Mrs. Reginald E. Daughdrill). Who were Florence's partnts? Where did Percy come from. The only record I have of him is that from a family bible and the listing in the 1900 census, where he is listed as a border in the house of James S. COKER. James is documented as being a member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church. Relatives are: Frank COKER, who married Ella Harris in 1892; Sarah M Coker, b. 1870; William H.COKER, b. 1973; James V. and Virgie COKER, b. 1880; Lillian B. COKER, b 1883; James S. COKER, b. 1848; Mary COKER, b. 1893; Frances (Fannie) COKER, b. 1894; Luther COKER, b. 1895; Maggie COKER, b. 1897; Lois Osborn (Mrs Charles H. Osborn). Florence died in about 1937 in Las Cruces, NM. A death certificate for Percy is not available, one for Florence is on order. Any information you can provide about any of these people will be greatly appreciated.

LOFTON, SMITH, WOOTEN posted by T. Porter on Thursday, April 24, 1997

I am looking for information on ancestors and descendants of Stephen LOFTON. He married Martha Jane WOOTEN on Dec. 17, 1873 in Copiah County. They had the following children: Martha Jane "Janie" LOFTON, b. De. 18, 1875, d. Nov. 16, 1955. She married Preston SMITH on Dec. 29, 1900 in Lincoln County. Other children are: Tom LOFTON, Lonnie LOFTON m. Lovie ?, and Alberta LOFTON. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

MCGALIAN, MCGALLIAN, MCGALLON posted by Ken McGallian on Saturday, April 26, 1997

Researching the MCGALLIAN family of Lincoln, Hinds and Yazoo Counties. John J. McGallian fought in the Civil War with Co. H, 7th MI Infantry and Co. B, 24th Battalion, MI Cavalry. After serving with the Infantry Company for several months he was discharged for being under age. He re-inlisted when he became 18 and was discharged the second time due to eye injuries. It is noted that the spelling of the name in the 1850 Census was spelled MCGALLON and the 1870 Census MCGALIAN. Trying to locate any MCGALLIAN family in Mississippi. The father of John J. MCGALLIAN is "Thomas", who is supposed to have been born in Kentucky. Any information you have on the following family members would be appreciated: John Jefferson MCGALLIAN CSarah1842, Sarah Celest Busby C1848, Sarah E. McGallian 12/28/1864, Columbus McGallian 3/18/1866, George W. McGallian 4/16/1867, Rachal Marthann McGallian 11/9/1868, Francis (Frank) McGallian 2/17/1870, Cora C.(Owens) McGallian 1/18/1871,Mary Jane McGallian 3/6/1876, Lulu McGallian 5/30/1879.

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