Books/Publications - Family Histories

Brooks Family History and Kindred Families. 

Edited by Ishmael Monroe "Ish" Brooks and co-edited by Hilda Leona (Brooks) (Braswell) Edwards. 1985.  History starts with Elias Dudley Brooks born in South Carolina, married in 1849 to Amanda Elizabeth (Braswell) Hunt.  All of their children were born in Montgomery County, Mississippi;  Susan Amanda Elizabeth Brooks b. 4-11-1851, Mary Elizabeth Brooks b. 10-10-1854, George Witt Brooks b. 2-5-1857, Frances Ardella Brooks b. 11-1-1858 and Elias Monroe Brooks b. 4-24-1861.


The History of the Dorris family of Montgomery County Mississippi by David Gibson.

Includes the William Dorris line b. ca 1725 County Down, Ireland Rev. Joseph Dorris; William D. Dorris; James Harvey Dorris; Joseph Mitchell Dorris; Hilliard Embry Dorris, Marjorie Dorris to the author, John David Gibson.  (Available at Duck Hill Library and Winona-Montgomery Public Library).


Kindred Family Letters 1893 by David Gibson. Published June 1996.

Letters of the Kindred family beginning with the William Richard Kindred b. 1610 in England down through the Abraham Davis Kindred line who died 2-1-1877 in Montgomery County, Mississippi.   (Available at the Winona-Montgomery Public Library).


The John Holmes Family of Montgomery and Carroll Counties, Mississippi by Ralford L. Holmes.

Descendants of Edward Holmes of Mecklenburg County, Virginia and his three sons Luke, John, Allen and a daughter Nancy.  (Available at the Winona-Montgomery Public Library).


Journey to the Southland - Merrill Family History by David L. Merrill

This book was graciously donated by Linda Harper who picked this up at an Estate Sale in Texas. There are many references in this material to Carroll County Merrill's. Once I have extracted all the information from this document I find relating to Mississippi, I will donate it to the local library.


John Randle of Virginia, Descendants and Allied Families. 

By the Reverend Charles Lambuth Randle.  Revised February 1992.  The author was born November 3, 1921 in Vaiden, Carroll County, Mississippi and documents his family history from John Randle of Virginia and down.   (Available at the Winona-Montgomery Public Library).


The Reverend William W. Whitehead, Mississippi Pioneer his antecedents and decendants. 

By E Grey Dimond, M.D. 1985.   (Available at the Winona-Montgomery Public Library).