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Date: 28 October 1996
Name: George Cook
Looking for information on the Isaac S. Sansom family who lived in Tippah Co. MS in 1850 (fm census). Isaac and wife Sarah moved from Jasper Co. GA between 1840 and 1844. Daughter Sarah and son Joel were born in MS, probably Tippah Co (?). In 1860, Sarah and Joel were back in Jasper Co. with grandmother. Can't find other family members after 1850

Date: 10 Oct 1996
Name: Mary Ann Mitchell
Researching family of Prior SCALLY b ca 1807 TN m 14 Dec 1824 Williamson Co., TN Henrietta Ragsdale (1808-1876)d 14 Mar 1881 Tippah Co., MS & had the following children: Mary Ann b 1825; William Hull b 1828; John H. b 1832; Nancy b 1833; George b 1835; Elizabeth b 1839; James Kenneth b 1841; Henry P. b 1843; Sarah b 1846. Will exchange information

Date: July 30, 1997
Name: C. Gaines
Claborn HANSFORD, b. 1851 d: 1921 in Tippah Co. MS. (1) m: Caroline SCOTT B: 1852, D: 1891 in Tippah Co.., m; on July 13, 1874, 3 children, Molly, Doshie & Willie. Molly M: Henry Jackson CARLISLE, Doshie m: ____ WHITE, Willie m: Obidiah HOLMES. Claborn (2) m: Anna Louisa CHILDERS in Tippah Co., 1 daughter, Ethel. any info. on any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Will exchange the info. I have. Any info on Mabel PAGE. lived in Ripley

Date: 25 June 1997
Name: Ronnie J. Smith
I am interested in contacting anyone researching the SEXTON and CROWDER surnames in Tippah County. My great-great grandparents J. D. and Elizabeth Crowder Sexton lived in Tippah county from the 1850s to 1870s. Elizabeth's father was possibly John W. Crowder who also appeared in the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Tippah County. Family later moved to Haywood County, TN and then to Mills County, TX

Date: 6/9/97
Name: Helen Staten Arnold
My grandfather Andrew Jackson Staten Married NANCY SHANNON--I do not find her in the 1840 or 1850 census for Tallahatchie County--I am checking the surrounding counties to see if anyone has any information about her or any SHANNONS My grandfather was born and reared in Cascilla Ms--I think--so he must have married someone from a nearby county--if you have any info please contact me at dharnold@koyote.com, my home page is http://www.koyote.com/users/dharnold/you can see the others listed there--thanks Helen Arnol

Date: JUNE 18,1997
Searching for info on family of MAHALA JANE ARMOR who married WILLIAM W. SHOOK 1-24-1843 in Tippah Co, Ms--Died in Tish. Co.10-26-1850. Mother of COLUMBUS and JOHN SHOOK (two children died) Mahala was the daughter of DAVIS W. and ELIZABETH ARMOR. Also who was the father of William W. Shook? Would love to hear from anybody working on these lines

Date: 14 DECEMBER 1997
NAME: Jerry Brim
I am looking for any information on the above families in Tippah County in the 1840 -1855 time frame. My ggrandfather Linza R. Brim and wife Jemima (Simpson) Brim were in the 1850 census for Tippah Co. Linza was born in Lincoln Co.,TN in 1828/29 the son of William Brim/Mary Westbrook. I have very little information on the family during that time except that William died while Linza was young and some of the family moved to Tippah Co. Linza moved to Navarro Co., TX in 1854 where he married Sarah J. Scott in 1869 after Jemima died in 1868. Sarah was born in MS in 1848 but I don't know if it was in Tippah Co. Her family came to TX in 1851. I don't know if Linza had siblings but assume he did since a bibliography of him from Navarro Co. said he was the only member of his family to come to Texas. I am descended from his second marriage. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 29 July 1997
Name: Netta
Grissom - Shackelford
Seek info on Marjory Grissom, b. 1790-1800 TN, whose daughter Martha married Wiley Shackelford abt 1844 in Tippah Co. she also had a son, William R, probably daughter Mary who married a John Grissom - other children unknown. Who was Marjory's husband and other children. Any info appreciated.

Date: 20 Jan 1997
Name: Renee Straub
Looking for information about the family of George SHELBY (b:abt 1798) wife Jane (b:abt 1800). They were living in the Third Division of Tippah County during the 1850 Census. Were looking for any information about this family, but specifically information about the death of George between 1850 & 1860. Children include: Hannah, Sarah, Thomas, Nancy Matilda, Levi (my line) & Eli.

Date: March 27, 1997
Name: Patsy Pettigrew
I am seeking information on Joshua Wesley Simmons born in TN. He was married to Jerucia C. Laudermilk in Tippah Co., MS. His parents, I believe, were Levi and Eliza Simmons. Any help appreciated.< BR>

Date: 12-3-96
Name: Pete Stacks
Elvis Poteete came to Tippah County from Tennessee sometime in the 1840's and left Tippah County for Montgomery Co. Arkansas sometime before 1860.He later settled in Conway Co. Ark. His second wife was Mary Singleton. Apparently her family also migrated to Montgomery Co.Any information would be appreciated and I will gladly share what I have

Date: 20 September 1997
Name: Martha Smart
Joseph SMART born ca 1775 in NC, Married 30 Apr 1809 to Elizabeth Logan, born in NC. Both were Rutherfordton, NC. They went to Tippah County, Ms in 1845 during a dry season here in NC. Their son Thomas went on into Texas about 1845. I would like to work with others on this SMART line. I have several names of Joseph's siblings and would be happy to share.

Date: 20 September 1997
Name: Martha Smart
Joseph SMART born ca 1775 in NC, Married 30 Apr 1809 to Elizabeth Logan, born in NC. Both were Rutherfordton, NC. They went to Tippah County, Ms in 1845 during a dry season here in NC. Their son Thomas went on into Texas about 1845. I would like to work with others on this SMART line. I have several names of Joseph's siblings and would be happy to share.

Date: 20 August 1997
Name: Wally Smith
Looking for any information on Talbot SMALLWOOD, mentioned in the settltment of the estate of Mark SMALLWOOD of Fayette County Georgia. Was said to be of Tippah County Mississippi in 1852. Thanks, Wally Smit

Date: Jan 18 1998
Name: Martha Smart
Joseph SMART, Jr. md Elizabeth LOGAN in NC. During a dry season they came to Prentiss or Tippah Co MS in 1845. Would like to work with others on this family. Have found the following in Tippah Co Marriages: Amelia SMART md William A. GREEN Dec 23, 1874, Levena SMART md Johnnie JUMPER Dec 18 1898. Found the following two deaths: Joseph SMART b 7-2-1791 d 11-9-1852 bur Paul's Chapel, Auda A SMART b 7-4-1899 d 4-20-1900 bur Paul's Chapel. Auda was son of WC and AF SMART. How are the above SMARTS related to Joseph and Elizabeth SMART? Would like to work with others on this family. Be happy to share information.

Date: 28 December 1996
Name: Katherine Seaton
I am looking for any information pertaining to the William Norwood family that lived in Tippah County in 1840 or the Joseph SMART family that lived in Tippah County in 1850. I believe that the Joseph SMART family moved to Tippah County about 1846. It is possible but not proven that one of there son's, Thomas SMART married one of William NORWOOD's daughters, Mary NORWOOD about 1846. The Thomas SMART and William NORWOOD families would have moved to Cass County, Texas also about 1846. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Date: April 14, 1997
Name: Ruby Collins
John Smith born 1796 KY d 1874 Tippah cty MS. Married Annis (Annice) maiden name unknown. No sons. Daughters: Sally G. Smith, married a Thompson; Lucinda Smith, b 1825 Indiana, married John Lee Hellums; Louisa J. Smith b1835, buried Old Hickory Flat cem, married J. W. Clary; Mary Malvina Smith b 1838 married William Allen Crum. John Smith on 1860 Tippah county census. Looking for info on ancestors and descendants of this family. I have the Hellums info. Will share.

Date: 29 March 1997
Name: David E. Smith
Looking for the decendants of Mary Frankie Smith of Ripley Mississippi. Mary was born in Mcnairy Co. Tenn July 1885 and she had one son that I know of named Authur. his dates are unknown. Born after 1910. Mary is the daughter of Burrell B. Smith & Martha Melissa Holmes Smith

Date: 01 July 1998
Name: Kimberly Jackson
Looking for information about A J Smith. Possibly Andrew Smith. Born 1830 possibly in Tn. Lived in Tippah Co., and is buried in Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery, 1901. Married to Rebecca Lucinda Street in 1866. Possibly married before. Any information would be great.

Date: 5 Jul 1997
Name: Barb Andrews
Smith and Farley
Zacharah Smith had about 25 children by four wives (Posey, Betsy Ann Farley, Martha Schuetz, and Frances Shinnall). Have contacts with descendants of some of the children. Mine is Nancy Ann Smith (Betsy Ann Farley, mother) who married Owen Francis Carpenter. Interested in research parentage, siblings and ancestry of Betsy Ann and Zach. Also interested in sharing info, clues and research with any of Zach's descendants

Date: 14 October 1998
Name: Steve Riggin
I am researching my gr-gr grandmother Georgia Ann Cavender Smith. She was born in Mississippi in 1861, married James B. Smith in Dallas Co., Ark. and died there in 1927. Her mother was Sarah and her father's name is unknown but we believe he died in the Civil War. Her mother remarried to Elias Overton in Tippah Co., MS and then the family was in Arkansas after 1870 we believe. I would like to know who Georgia Ann's parents and their families were. There has been some suggestions that she was related to the Hudson and Peeler families but I have absolutely no proof. Also, my grandmother tells me that Georgia Ann Cavender Smith was the half sister of Oscar Overton and Rebecca Overton Cash, the grandmother of Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash's uncle was a frequent visitor to the Smith farm in the early 1900's. I hope someone out there knows about this information.

Date: 11 January 1997
Name: Pat Stout
I am researching my ancestor Byrd (Bird)B. Smith. His wife was Francis K. Thweatt. He had a large family and lived in Tippah county from about 1840-1870. I believe he owned a large home, owned several slaves. It was s.e. of Ripley There is an old cemetary on his homestead which I have visited. His children were Tom T., Bird B., Susan, and William Guy

Date: 01 November 1996
Name: Carolyn Smith
Looking for information on William Granderson Smith, born 1828, married Millie Ann Gorden lived near Blue Mountain,in Tippah Co.MS.

Date: 01 November 1996
Name: Carolyn Smith

Date: 14 August 1996
Name: Patti Smith Lamb
I am researching the family of Benjamin Smith b 1802 m Rachel Ratliff in Anson Co., NC. They had these children before moving to Tippah Co., MS about 1855: Nancy Smith m Elijah Henry; Joseph Smith m Elizabeth Medlin; Sally Smith m Thomas Jackson Medlin; Elijah Smith m poss a Sarah Owen in 1860; Benjamin Smith m Mattie; Minerva Smith m William H. Case; Elizabeth Smith m Andrew J. Hill; Frances Smith m Matthew Newton Coltharp; John D. Smith m poss. C A Owen in 1872; Samuel Smith b bef 1850 died before 1867; Jane "Jennie" Smith m Bird A. Callicut; and a Thomas Smith (last known to be in Saline Co., Ark. Any help would be appreciated. Patti Smith Lam

Date: 13 August 1996
Name: Angela Lawson
Researching any connection to John Dauson (or Dawson) Smith B Oct 20, 1845, married Adeline (C.A.) Owen B May 20, 1855. Appreciate any 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: 06 September 1998
Name: Joyce Bearden
Have been researching the SNOW name and I have been seeking info on an Eli Warren Snow b. 1818 in Tn. m. 1843 in Tippah Co. Ms. to Caroline ??? They were in Tx by at least 1870s. Don't know if the family had moved there or if he just went on his own. I have been told his parents were from NC but he was born in Tenn so I feel as though they were moving. I'd sure like to find who his parents were. The parents were born in NC and ?Eli was born in TN. Don't know if the parents lived in Tippah Co or if Eli just went there on his own. Eli Snow b1818 TN m Caroline??? in Tippah Co. MS in 1843. Eli had 7 children, Eve Eleanor, Mary, Alexander B., Nancy Lavona, Malinda, Eli W., and Cordora. The children were all born in MS but don't know exactly where. They were in Montague Co Tx by at least 1870. Seeking any kind of info I can find.

Date: 13 April 1998
Name: M. Spears
I am doing a search on my family history. I am looking for info on Richard Bert Spears, he was born about 1850 in Ripley. He married Luevina Alexander. I am also looking for info on his mother and father who both have the same name, Richard Bert and Luevina. My father's name is Leathan (Lee) Spears who was born about 1912, he married Modina Williams born 1919, and pass away last year in Nov. We relocated to Wisconsin in 1955, and I never got a chance to Know any of them. Thank you for any info.

Date: 30 August 1998
Name: Margie Pearce
Thomas Spight (1779, Jones Co, NC-1857, Tippah Co) m. Rebecca Mumford. Children: James M. (1808, Jones Co, NC-1861, Tippah Co) m. Mary Elizabeth Rucker Donelson; Simon R. (1810-1891) m. Luticia Sweat; James Coleman/J.C. (1820, NC-1900, Tippah Co) m. Nancy Chapman; Sally P. B. (b. 1827) m. William Robertson, Thomas, John, E. R., Rebecca T. and Pollie Spight. Ones of James M's children, Fannie, m. Rev. Joseph Pearce. Looking for long-lost cousins to fill in family tree.Genealogy URL

Date: 30 Jul 1997
Name: Margie Pearce
Spight, Pearce
Looking for info on Simon R. SPIGHT, who was the guardian of 5 PEARCE children in 1847. Simon Spight (c1810-1924) was a Civil War vet and brother-in-law of Simmons HARRISON, the children's grandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 19 April 1997
Name: Connee Kroeger
My great grandfather, Elias Kavanaugh STANLEY was probably born in Tippah Co. His parents, Elias STANLEY and Lurana SMITH, were in Pontotoc Co. in 1840 but bought land in Tippah just a few years later. E.K. was b. 16 April 1846. His family moved to Texas in 1849. E.K. STANLEY m. Emmeline H. REYNOLDS, and he d. 23 July 1918. Siblings:Louisa, Sarah Ann, Adeline, Mary E., Narcissa, James, Martha, William Henry, John T., & Lurana Clarinda STANLEY. Children: Mary C., Theodosia Anna, Lula A., Rosa Bell, Ida Lee, Albert Hugh, Minnie Nola, Emma Eldora, Edna Pearl, Willie Lena (my grandmother) and Jesse Lee

Date: 07Jul 1997
Name: Doris Simonis
Seeking info on my grandmother,Della Frances STEWART, born Oct 1, 1886. I believe she attended Blue Mountain College in Tippah Co. about 1903 or 1904.Does the college still exist? If so, how can I contact them to access records?

Date: January 9, 1997
Name: Carol Lee Yarbrough
I am looking for William Stinson (1797-1882) who married Mary Ray in 1823. Their children were: Martha (b. c1830); William N. (b. c1832); James Cyrus (b.1834); Albert F. (b. 1837) and Mary J. (b. 1848). Any information will be appreciated.

Date: 13 July 1997
Name: Robert A. Street, Jr.
I am looking for information about the ancestors and descendants of Joseph Street, born 1775 in Henry Co, Va. His son Anderson Street, born May 25, 1805 in Georgia, fathered James Joseph Street on March 18, 1824. James Joseph Street died September 7, 1916 and is buried in the Antioch Cemetary near Ripley.

Date: 8/17/1996
Name: Earl Willoughby
Looking for information on Major Solomon Street. Street was from Tippah County and was killed near Bolivar during the Civil War. Street often operated in Western Tennessee and was commander of a detachment of Cavalry that was involved in a skirmish at Meriwether's Ferry in Dyer County. I have done some research on the Major, but would like more information.

Date: 25 October 1998
Name: L. C. Buchanan
Buchanan /Huddleston / Jobe /Potts / Street /McBride /Peeler
Researching Buchanan, Huddleston, Jobe, Potts, Street, McBride, Peeler families of Tippah Co. Any info appreciated, will share database of approx 1100 names. L. C. Buchanan (RHS class of 51).
HC 72 Box 193A
Mountain View, AR 72560

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

Date: 15 March 1998
Name: Leonard McCown
John Waller STREET (1800, Ga) m. Pelina McCOWN 6 Jan 1824, and had about 14 children: Caroline, Calvin, Emily, Lousa, Permelia, William, Oliver, Columbus, Wade, Anderson, Alfred, Elizabeth, Simpson, and Russell. They lived in Lincoln Co., Tenn. in 1850, 1860, and 1870, but may have moved to Tippah Co., as her Pelina's parents moved there from Lincoln Co. too.The McCown Family History

Date: 03 March 1998
Name: Rick Heinen
I am interested in families related to the WILSON, ROSSON, MARS or SWINDLE lines, Henry WILSON married Mary SWINDLE in Tippah county in 1860 the family lived in a location that later was to become Alcorn county. Henry had Nancy J, Mahaly J, Moses, Sarah A, Charlotte and Laney from a previous marriage to Nancy Ann Ragsdale. He and Mary had Joe, Launa, Lidia, Emily and William A. with Mary Swindle. Henry's father was Moses WILSON. Both Henry and Mary were born in Tennessee.
Henry ROSSON was born in Tippah county abt 1860 to Mary ROSSON, He married Mary MARS abt 1880 in Alcorn county. They had Mamie, Joe, Bunyon, Maggie, Henry, Curtis, and Lillie. I know very little about the ROSSON and MARS families. Descendants of all 4 families moved to the Northeast portion of Texas or the Southeast portion of Oklahoma.

Date: 19 April 1997
Name: Loyd N. Sybert
Burton COBERN, b: 1857 in GA, d: unk, m: 20 Aug 1879 in Tippah Co, MS to Sallie A. SYBERT, b:20 Feb 1862 poss. in TN, d: 20 Mar 1904 in Tippah Co, MS. I am searching for the parents and siblings of Burton and Sallie. I will be most grateful for any help that you may be able to provide.

Date: 19 April 1997
Name: Loyd N. Sybert
Charles Richard SYBERT,b: May 1852 in TN, d: unk, m: 20 Aug 1879 in Tippah Co, MS to Susan Emma COBERN, b: 11 Mar 1855 in FL, d: 4 Jan 1903 in St. Francis Co, AR. Charles and Susan resided in Ashland, Benton Co, MS. They had four children born in Benton Co, MS; Cora Ellen 1881, Jasper Newton 1884, Ada Lou 1886, and my grandfather, Luther Nathaniel 1888. I am searching for the parents and siblings of Charles and Susan. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer

Date: 13 April 1997
Name: Loyd N. Sybert
Luther Nathaniel SYBERT, b:8 Sep 1888 in Benton Co, MS, d:17 Jan 1965 in Houston, Harris Co, TX, m: 23 Oct 1910 in Tippah Co, MS to Lou Ella COBERN, b:17 Oct 1882 poss. in FL, d:6 Jun 1970 in Houston, Harris Co, TX. Luther and Lou Ella resided in Blue Mountain, Tippah Co, MS until ca 1929 when the family removed to St. Francis Co, AR. Teir five children were born in Tippah Co, MS. Children; Loyd Nathaniel 1912, Carl Wayne 1915, Charles Hubert 1918, Olin Ralph 1921, and Mable Lou 1927. I am searching for any info and documents pertaining to this family in Tippah Co. Thanks in advance.

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