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
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
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
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
DEEN, GRAVES, LENCE, MULL
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
COX, MCALISTER, CONNER/CONNOR,
DICKERSON, DISHONGH, PERSONS, JAMES
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
COX, BRYANT, HORNE
FINGER, SMITH, ARNETT
HUDSPETH, BLACKWELL, TAPP, CRENSHAW,
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
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.
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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