Queries D

Date: 14 July 1998
Name: Jim Davenport
It appears Samuel and Jane Davenport moved to Tippah around 1843. Daughter Rebecca Elizabeth was born,1843 in Tippah. There is an Elizabeth Davenport who married Thomas Clark in 1860 in Tippah. George W. Davenport married Amanda Leming, Nov 1, 1860. George was later killed, May 1, 1862 in the Battle of Chattanoga(A Company, 34 Inf.) Can you confirm Elizabeth's marriage and can you tell me where they moved and when. Any info on Samuel and Jane would be helpful Thanks, Jim Davenport. P.O. Box 104, Broadalbin, NY 12025

Date: 16 September 1998
Name: Robert Lynn Davis
John Davis b. abt. 1816 d. Nov. 2, 1878, married to Sarah ? b. abt. 1818 d. ? John and Sarah Davis had 5 children. Lawson Bedford Davis b. 1837 d. 1912, Marshall Davis b. abt. 1838 d. ?, Lelta Davis b. abt. 1842 d. ?, Martha Davis, b. abt. 1843 d. ?, Mildred Davis b. abt. 1846 d. ? According to an old family bible, this family was living near "Ruckensville", Tippah County, MS when the 1850 Census was taken. There is a note in the bible saying that the information on this family was recorded on page 243 of the original census. The handwriting is said to be that of Lawson Bedford Davis. "Ruckensville" was probably Ruckersville.
This family migrated to Tippah County from SC. In 1860, Lawson Davis was back in SC. He married Mary Louisa McDowell, of Spartanburg County in 1860. They lived in old York County, now Cherokee County. In 1862, he was in Columbia SC, and enlisted in Co. I, The Palmetto Guards. This unit was a part of The Army of Northern Virginia. There are two family stories about L.B. Davis going to war. One is that his wife, Louisa rode on horseback, a distance of about 25 miles to her Mother's home, with their 14 day old son, when L.B. left for the war. The other is that L.B. Davis was captured by Union soldiers in Mid 1863, and spent the last 1 1/2 years of the war as a POW in Illinois. He and Louisa returned to their home after the war. They are buried at Macedonia Baptist Church in Cherokee County, SC.
Having learned these bits of information, I am hoping that someone from Tippah County will recognize some of the names of L.B.'s parents or siblings. I now believe that L.B. returned to SC after the death of his mother. His father and siblings probably remained in Tippah County. Was Sarah's last name Westbrook? Were John and Sarah from Newberry County, SC? Was John's father named Thomas Davis? Did John have a 2nd wife and other children?
Any information or stories about any of these family members and/or descendants will be much appreciated.
Robert Lynn Davis,1520 Biggers Road, Columbus, Ga 31904

Date: 8 December 1997
Name: Gay Parrish
I am searching for ancestors of Elisha D. Davis, bn abt 1818 who married Polly Bryant (abt 1820-abt 1845) and Hannah Measeels (1822-1892). Elisha's children with Polly were Issac, Sarah Jane, William Henry, John S. and Mary E.; with Hannah there were Elisha Green, Wiley W, Jesse Dodson, Sarah C., James Daniel, Zelpha Adeline, Emiline F. and Lettie C. Most of this info was obtained from "The Davis' of Tippah County;" I am researching for my wife's family.

Date: 10 March 1998
Name: Micheal Davis
I am researching any information on the DAVIS family. I can trace my family back to Tippah county to about 1835.
John and Zelpha Davis were my great, great, great grandparents. Elisha D. Davis was my great, great grandfather., Elisha Green Davis was my Great Grandfather, Frank Davis was my grandfather. Thomas Davis was my dad.
I am specifically trying to trace my family prior to the move to MS in 1835. I think the family came from Lincoln County TN., but have no factual proof.

Date: 21 Dec 1996
Name: Miller Taylor
Searching for ties to Nathan E. Davis and wife Frances Parrish. Moved from TN to Tippah ca 1837. Children were Jacob, Augustine, Elizabeth, Gabriella, John and Sarah. Frances died before 1850. Nathan died in Tippah in abt 1851. Elizabeth, Gabriella, John and Sarah went to Dyer Co., TN to live with relatives. It is assumed that Jacob and Augustine remained in Tippah Co.

Date: 02 September 1996
Name: Jane Wade
Researching Tippah Co. families, DAWSON, McCALL, RUTLEDGE. These families resided in Tippah Co. 1850 +. Earlier had resided Hardeman Co., TN. Appreciate contact with anyone researching these Surnames.

Date: 11 November 1997
Name: Fredia Decanter
I am researching my ancestors here in Tippah Co. back through TN,GA,VA

Date: 14 April, 1997
Name: Loyd N. Sybert
Thomas Jefferson LENCE, b: 1 Apr 1837 in Cobden, Union Co, IL, d: 30 Sep 1915 in Tippah Co, MS, 1st m: 21 Nov 1858 in Union Co, IL to Hannah MULL, b: unk, d: unk. 2nd m: 6 Nov 1873 in Tippah Co, MS to Mary Ephrates DEEN, b: 9 Oct 1846 poss. in Tippah Co, MS, d: 8 Oct 1877 in Tippah Co, MS. 3rd m: 8 Jan 1879 in Tippah Co, MS to Mary Elizabeth GRAVES, b:11 Apr 1851 poss. in Tippah Co, MS, d:6 Jan 1904 in Tippah Co, MS. Searching for the ancestors and descendants of the above families. Willing to share info.

Date: June, 1997
Name: Tim Daugherty
Seeking info. on John Neal, Sr. died 1894 in Tippah County at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Michael and Jemima Dellinger. They were from Gaston County, North Carolina. John Neal, Sr. had a large family of mostly girls (only two sons). Snailmail address is: Tim L. Daugherty 106 Linwood Drive Lincolnton, NC 2809.

Date: 14 December 1997
Name: W. Fred Cox
Researching the above names in Tippah and Benton Co., Mississippi. Please see my homepages at Fred Cox's Genealogy Homepage for more information.

Date: 12 August 1996
Name: Janna Mayfield
Seeking information on the following families in Tippah and Benton Co. Ms. Any information will be appreciated. Will share information. Coxs, Bryants, Horne, Finger, Smith, Arnetts, Hudspeths, Blackwell, Tapp, Crenshaws, Doyles, and many others.

Date: 22 March 1997
Name: Dale Daugherty
Looking for information on George Washington DOWNS and his wife Elizabeth Mauldin DOWNS. They are found in Tippah County in the 1850 census and were married in Itawamba County in 1847. They later moved to Montgomery and Nevada County, AR.

Date: 06 May 1998
Name: Donald M. Holle
Looking for information on grandfather Benjamin Franklin "B.F." Bettis and grandmother Ella Lee Duke. B. F. Bettis was born Oct. 1854, died Nov. 1941, married Ella Duke July 31, 1879 in Tippah County, MS. Ella Duke was born Oct. 1860, died Oct. 1922. I believe B. F. Bettis was born in Tippah county, however I have not been able to document that as yet Would also like to establish his father and mother's given names. My grandmother Ella Duke was born in Missouri I believe. Would appreciate any information about these two.

Date: 27 April 1998
Name: Margrett McCorkle
Researching Polly Duncan: married to Joseph Brotherton 2/20/1806 in Lincoln Co. NC. Eliza Morris: married to John L. Brotherton 6/15/1843 in Hardeman Co. Mississippi.Both lived and possibly died in Tippah Co. Mississippi.

Date: 04 July 1998
Name: Janie Stone
I need info. on George W. TREECE b. Dec. 4, 1856, married Mary DUNN or HOLLAND Nov. 11, 1874. Children: James b. 1876 Ms., Alice Jane b. Sept. 20, 1877 Tippah co., Ms., John L. 1879/80 (all previous were on the 1880 Tippah co. census), Clyde, Boone, Charles, Velma and Molly. This family moved to Pemiscot County, MO abt. 1891.

Date: 1 April 1997
Name: Robin Dean
Looking for father and mother of Merritt J. Durham. Merritt was born circa 1855-1860. He married Bertha Lowery with whom he had 7 children. He lived in Blue Mountain.

Date: 12/3/96
Name: Gary Dyer
Searching for any info on Thomas H. Dyer & wife Elizabeth. They had a Tippah Co. address abt 1850 according to probate records. Any info on Dyers in your area helpful.

Date: 09 April 1998
Name: Darroll Chowning
I'm looking for information on the Dyson's. Per 1850 Census Tippah Co. Ms. Page 510. Jane Dyson 36 is shown without her husband Does anyone know her husbands name? Could she also have a 7 year daughter named Sarah. I found Sarah staying with the Hulitt's, Hewitt's in Panola Co. Ms. in 1850. This was on page 353. Sarah was my ggrandmother.Thank You, Darroll.

Date: October 20, 1996
Name: Merry Prestridge
Looking for information on the parents of Troy Thomas Dyson born 1900 in Prentiss County. Parents (Henry Jourdon Dyson and Dora Hall) were probably born and married in Tippah County.

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