Submitted by Roy Traster
Generation No. 1
1. ALBERT MONROE2 MOWDY (?1) was born Abt. 1840 in MS, and died Unknown in MS. He married SARAH (SALLY) M. RAY Abt. 1867 in MS. She was born Abt. 1842 in MS, and died Unknown in MS.
Notes for ALBERT MONROE MOWDY:
Albert Mowdy is listed with his siblings on the Attala County, MS. census of 1850 #431-431: James W. Mowdy 14, Geo. W. Mowdy 14, Albert Mowdy 10, Margaret Mowdy 7, Martha Mowdy 7... At the time of this census the Mowdy children where being cared for by Mr. Lemuel Keith. It is beleved that the father of the Mowdy children died.
Albert Mowdy and his family are listed again on the Neshoba County, MS. 1880 census. Listed there are, Mowdy, Sarah A., W, F, 75, born North Carolina, father from Virginia, mother from North Carolina. (Family researchers believe Sarah A. was Albert's Mother.) Next, Mowdy, Margaret A., W, F, 36, daughter, labor; Mowdy, C?rew E., W. F. 32; Mowdy, Robinson J? H., W, F, 8, grandson; Mowdy, Albert, W, M, 36, born Mississippi, father from Virginia, mother from North Carolina; Mowdy, Sarah M., W, F, 32, wife, keeping house; Mowdy, Samuel F., W, M, 12, son, works on farm; Mowdy, George W., W, M, 11, son, works on farm; Mowdy, James E., W, M, 8, son; Mowdy, Margaret E., W, F, 6, daughter; Mowdy, Michael, W, M, 4, son, (Michael (Mike) Monroe Mowdy was born, 3-20-1876; Mowdy, Amanda J., W, F, 2. daughter.
Note: The name of Michael (Mike) Monroe Mouwdy's father has been found by family on two forms. The name was written as "Ab Mowdy" on Mike's Social Security Application, 3-23-1940. Next, the name appears on Mike's death certificate, 7-26-1946, as Albert Monroe "Mouwdy."
Notes for SARAH (SALLY) M. RAY:
Note: On the 1880 census Mike's mother's name was Sarah M. Mowdy. Her name may prove to be, Sarah (Sally) M. Ray.
Note: Mike's mother's name was written, "Sally Ray" on his Social Security Application. However, on his death certificate his mother's name appears as "Sally Roy".
Children of ALBERT MOWDY and SARAH RAY are:
i. SAMUEL F.3 MOWDY, b. Abt. 1868.
ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON MOWDY, b. Abt. 1869; d. Unknown.
iii. JAMES E. MOWDY, b. Abt. 1872; d. Unknown.
iv. MARGARET E. MOWDY, b. Abt. 1874.
2. v. MICHAEL MOWDY, b. March 20, 1876, Beech Springs, Neshoba Co., MS.; d. July 26, 1946, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California..
vi. AMANDA J. MOWDY, b. Abt. 1878.
Generation No. 2
2. MICHAEL (MIKE) MONROE3 MOWDY (ALBERT MONROE2, ?1) was born March 20, 1876 in Beech Springs, Neshoba Co., MS., and died July 26, 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.. He married LOTTIE LAURABELLE SAVELL February 22, 1896 in Union, Neshoba Co., Ms., daughter of AARON SAVELL and MARY BURNETT. She was born November 03, 1879 in Union, Neshoba Co., MS., and died June 30, 1954 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California..
Notes for MICHAEL (MIKE) MONROE MOWDY: Mike's last name
was spelled, "MOWDY" on his Application for Social Security Account Number dated 3-23-1940.
Note: On or before 1930 the children of Mike and Lottie Mowdy
began spelling their last name "MOUWDY." Occupation, farmer.
Notes for LOTTIE LAURABELLE SAVELL: Lottie was a loving
mother, a devoted grandmother and respected by all her children.
Children of MICHAEL MOWDY and LOTTIE SAVELL are:
i. ETNA (ETNER) R'ZILLA4 MOWDY, b. December 31, 1896, Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; d. April 1979, Contra Costa Co., CA.; m. HENRY CALVIN KNIGHT, Unknown, MS.; b. November 25, 1880, Alabama; d. May 28, 1945, MS..
Notes for ETNA (ETNER) R'ZILLA MOWDY: Miss Etna R'zilla Mowdy and Mr. Henry Calvin Knight were issued a marriage license on 8-25-1913 in Newton County, Mississippi. Etna's last name was spelled "MOWDY"
Note: Etna and Henry were buried in Clarksdale, Coahoma Co., Ms..
ii. MACKIE MONROE MOUWDY, b. March 04, 1899, Union, Neshoba Co., MS.; d. 1970, Greenville, Washington Co., MS.; m. ETHEL, Unknown, MS.; b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
iii. LOSSIE MOUWDY, b. February 12, 1901; d. Unknown.
iv. CLARENCE AARON MOUWDY, b. August 15, 1902, Ellisville, Jones Co., MS.; d. 1970, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California..
v. CARRO ESTELL MOUWDY, b. March 15, 1905, Jones Co., MS.; d. 1990, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.; m. ELDON RASH, Unknown, Unknown; b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
vi. CURTIS H. MOUWDY, b. April 01, 1908, Jones Co., MS.; d. December 1975, Anaheim, CA.; m. ANNIE MAE, Unknown, Unknown; b. 1910, Unknown; d. 1962, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California..
vii. GLADIS A. MOUWDY, b. February 16, 1910, MS.; m. (1) GARLAND GALLAWAY MELTON, Private; b. 1907, Sumner, Tallahatchie Co., MS.; d. 1962, Tallahatchie Co., MS.; m. (2) HAROLD F. CASTELLAW; b. Unknown, Nebraska; d. Unknown, Unknown.
viii. CLARA O. MOUWDY, b. February 13, 1913, MS.; d. Unknown, Anaheim, CA.; m. JOHN H. MACISSAC, Unknown, California; b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, California..
ix. ARLEY DEE MOUWDY, b. February 18, 1916, Moselle, Jones Co., MS.; d. February 08, 1993, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California.; m. (1) ROY CAMPBELL TRASTER JR., 1941, Yuma, Arizona; b. November 05, 1915, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.; d. April 29, 1945, Washington D.C. (Army Hospital); m. (2) DWIGHT NOEL GOVER, 1953, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California; b. Unknown, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
Notes for ARLEY DEE MOUWDY:
Occupation: Licensed Cosmotologist/Model/Waitress/Chef.
Notes for ROY CAMPBELL TRASTER JR.: Occupation,Artist/ Animator/ Author. Roy Jr., his father, Roy Sr., and brother, Allen Mellette Traster, were in partnership operating a publishing business known as R.C. Traster and Sons with offices at room 1196 National Press Bldg., Washington D.C. in 1935/36.
Note: Roy Campbell Traster Jr., entered the U.S. Army/Army Air Corps in 1941. He enlisted and began his service to his country as a private first class, (PFC). By April 29, 1945 he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was assigned to the visual presentation branch of the Statistical Control Division, Motion Picture Unit, Programs Analysis Sect., Pentagon Bldg., Washington D.C. As a result of his work, he was given a "Letter of Recommendation to "the Officer's Candidate School of his choice" by Captain, William G. Harke, Jr., Air Corps, Officer Selection Board.
Jeff Kemp - State Coordinator
If you have questions or problems with this site, email the County Coordinator. Please do not ask for specfic research on your family. I am unable to do your personal research. I do not live in Neshoba Co., MS and do not have access to additional records.