Union County, MS

Posted Queries for May 1996 thru February 1997



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NELSON, ROBBINS posted by Kitty Inman on Wednesday, May 15, 1996

Pontotoc or New Albany, Mississippi Martha Ann Nelson born June 6, 1867 married or not to Andrew J. Robbins and had son Isaac Robbins on June 12, 1884. Were they ever married, if so, when and how many children did they have? Martha Ann later married Elijah Martin Robbins, date of birth, September 24, 1867.

JARVIS posted by Steve Martonak on Friday, August 2, 1996

Seeking to contact anyone researching the JARVISes of Union Co. Looking for an obit of James J JARVIS who died 25 Apr 1901.

COKER, DARLING, FRAZIER, MIEARS posted by Betty Casey on Tuesday, August 6, 1996

I'm researching Coker, Miears, Frazier and Darling lines of Union County. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these names in this area. Robert Albert Coker married Sarah Miears and lived in Pontotoc Co, and his descendants lived in Union Co. Mastin Frazier and his descendants lived here also. My mother was a Darling and lived in Union Co, her father was Lonnie Lee Darling. Lonnie Lee's father was Charles Benjamin Darling.

LEE posted by Ken Jones on Wednesday, August 14, 1996

Looking for any information on Strother and Catherine [Kitty] LEE who fluorished at New Albany in the mid-19th century. He was born [where?] 28 Feb 1803 and died 18 April 1854. She was born [where?] 21 Feb 1807. Both are buried, along with several of their children, at Wells Chapel Cemetery, New Albany, MS. Their children included: Calvin J., Granville P., William W., James Madison, Benjamin B., Andrew Jackson, Joel A., Mary Elizabeth, Martha, John, Sarah Catharine, and Julie LEE. Any leads or information as to the antecedents and origins of this family would be appreciated.

ROBBINS posted by Jo Hughes on Thursday, August 15, 1996

I am interested to contact any Robbins descendants still living in the New Albany area that are related to: Elijah Robbins, b. 1767, Edgecombe, NC, he was father of - Arren Sessum Robbins, b. 1820, Edgecombe, NC, he was father of - Tennessee, b. 1854, Moses Abert, B. 1855, Martha Eliz., b. 1857, Emaline Jane, b. 1859, Melinda "Lindy", b. 1862, Wm. Martin "Billy" B 1869, James "Frank", b. 1871, and Lee Walter, b. 1872. All of Arren's children were born in Pontotoc or Union counties. Also looking for descendants from: Warrin Robins, b. 1814, NC, he was father of - Catherine, b. 1838, Matilda, b. 1841, William, b. 1844, Ella J., b. 1847, Martha, b. 1848, Mary, b. 1851, Wiley T., b. 1852, George, b. 1854, Sallie, b. 1856, David W., b. 1858 and A. J., b. 1859. My direct ancestors were Tennessee Robbins from Arren and Margaret Nelson Robbins and Wiley T., son of Warrin and Elizabeth Cobb Robbins. Their son, Monroe Lofton Robbins was my grandfather. He was also born in this area of Mississippi.

BROWN, GALLMAN posted by Anne M. Brown on Saturday, August 31, 1996

Needing information on James A. Brown b. 23 Sep 1767 in North Carolina. d. 15 May 1821 in Jasper Co., Ga. m. Martha M. Gallman 15 Jan 1791. Would like to know what cemetery James was buried in and also would like to know the names of his parents and any other information known. Thanks,

PENNEBAKER posted by Paul E Pennebaker on Monday, September 2, 1996

I would like to place a query for the parents or other info on: (1) John James Pennebaker b. Dec 4, 1904 d. Oct 21, 1906 (2) Ruth Frances Pennebaker b. Jun 8, 1910 d. Ju 9, 1910 (I first thought the above two to be children of Edwin R. and Martha D., but she would be well past child bearing age for at least Ruth Frances and probably for John James.) (3) Frances Thorn Pennebaker b. Aug 29, 1900, d. Aug 31, 1900, son of J. W. and Mary (4) J. W. Pennebaker mentioned above with Frances Thorn Pennebaker, also Mary's surname. (5) Fanny Pennebaker b. abt Oct 1838 d. Jan 25, 1892, wife of S.W. (6) Is the S.W. listed in (5) a Samuel Wilson Pennebaker. Who are his parents. I do not have a known S.W. Pennebaker for her to be the wife of (sic). (7) Martha Ann Pennebaker b. Oct 4, 1848 d. Nov 15, 1925

CARLISLE, PERRY, SAFFELL posted by Orene(Carlisle) Fennell on Tuesday, September 17, 1996

CARLISLE, JOHN...Am searching for ANY info. I know he was born in NC, 1810-11. His father was of foriegn birth. Do not know about his mother, or their names. Sibblings? I know he married my g. grandmother, Matilda Ophelia PERRY, in 1835. She was b. AL -1819. Their first son, WILLIAM, was born in TN, 1836. JASPER, NEWTON (twins), and ELIZABETH JANE, b.around 1844, were born in AL. The next son FRANCIS MARION, my g. father, b. Nov 1, 1846, I'm not sure about. One census says AL, another MS. Last son by MATILDA, HARLEY FRANKLIN, was probably born in MS. The 1850 census shows theim, along with JOHN, living in Chocktaw Co, MS. By 1860, MATILDA OPHELIA had died (latter part of 1850) and JOHN had married again to NANCY JANE SAFFELL, and had a two year old daughter, CLARINDA. Still in Chocktaw Co. JOHN CARLISLE was a Mason. Member of Lodge # 224. He also built the New Hope Presbyterian Church around 1848, located on the Walthall-West point Rd. in Webster Co. MS. He died May 2, 1874. Can find no records of death, or burial place. The date I found in the Masonic death records book. 1819-1919, book-1. If ANYONE out there has ANYTHING, please e-mail at: vof@beta.jesupnet.com Thanks in advance!!!!

HOLLIDAY, LOVIN posted by Dave Holiday on Thursday, October 10, 1996

I am looking for the parents of William W. HOLLIDAY and of Zachariah HOLLIDAY (probably brothers). More detailed info can be found in my recent query posted to Orange Co, NC. In 1850 CHICKASAW census, I have found: John C. HOLLIDAY 51-NC, Sarah 50-SC, Sarah Jane 21-TN, Massey S. 19-TN, Thomas J. 16-TN, William F. 14-TN, Andrew J. 12-TN, Elizabeth 10-MS. Thomas J. HOLLIDAY seems to be the person who joined WW and Zach in Upshur Co, TX around 1855 and later lived in Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co, TX in 1870 census (then disappeared). At first he was thought to be another brother, but doubtful since another William appears in this family. Sarah and Andrew appeared to have soon married in Hardeman Co, TN, where there were other known connections to a John M. HOLLIDAY (VA,GA,TN), known to be gfather of Louisa LOVIN, who married William W. HOLLIDAY TN-Madison-1847. I know much about John M., but little about a Wesley HOLLIDAY, also in Hardeman Co. It is quite possible that more than one HOLLIDAY line are involved here. Does anyone know anything about these people? I suspect that John C. may have previously been in Williamson Co, TN. Thanks!

COLBERT, FRAZIER, KEMP, LOVE, MCKINNEY, ROARK posted by Viki Anderson on Tuesday, October 15, 1996

I am researching Chickasaw families from northeastern Mississippi. Kemp, Colbert, Love, Roark, McKinney, Frazier and more.

CRAYTON, STOVALL posted by Lewis Wyman on Thursday, November 14, 1996

I am trying to help a friend research his ancestory. His father Amos STOVALL was born July 30,1927.His parents were Benton STOVALL age 44 b. Union co. Resided Saltello,Miss. and Julia CRAYTON age 34 b. Union co. and also resided in Saltello,Miss. Any help on these lines would be appreciated.Amos was the sixth child born to this couple and any data on his siblings would also be appreciated.

LEACH, LYNCH, MCGRAW posted by Marilyn Bush on Sunday, December 1, 1996

Am searching for William W. McGraw, b. May 30, 1846, m. Nancy ? They had a son, Jesse F. McGraw, b.Sept. 27,1853, m. 1871 to Manda Pauline Lynch/Leach. They came to Tx. as part of the Ms Colony that settled in Navarro Co., Tx. in 1889. They also had children Wm., James, and Charles. Wm. came to Tx. and James and Charles stayed in New Albany.Jessie and Manda's marriage was found in Pontotoc Marriages Book. Any help or tips will be greatly appreciated.

MCGRAW, TURNER posted by Marilyn Bush on Monday, December 2, 1996

I am seeking info on James Daniel Turner, b. 10 March 1870 in New Albany, Ms. He married Ada McGraw, also b. New Albany 2 Dec 1875. His parents are supposed to be John Turner and Susie Cruse Turner. Ada was the daughter of Jesse F. McGraw and Manda Pauline Leach/Lynch. They moved to Tx. in 1889 as part of the Ms Colony that settled in Navarro Co., Tx. Any info regarding any of these people would be most gratefully appreciated. Thanks

SESSUMS posted by Mike Sessums on Saturday, January 11, 1997

Cader Peter Sessums Searching for more information on this Sessums line (or relations) in Mississippi. Here is some I have from my family .. Cader Peter Sessums, b. ~1835 MS. Father William Thomas Sessums, b ~1807 KY, Mother Zelphi, b. ~ 1813 Georgia. Thanks! Mike Sessums ... msessums@fastlane.net

KEMP posted by Jeffrey D. Kemp on Sunday, January 12, 1997

Looking for anyone researching the surname Kemp in Tishemingo, Alcorn, Tippah, Prentiss, Benton, Union Counties, MS. Descendants of Allen H. Kemp (1797-1844 wife Dorcas Russell Kemp), Elijah W. Kemp, John J. Kemp etc.

RAY posted by Janna Mayfield on Monday, January 13, 1997

I am trying to find anyone who is researching the Robert Leland Ray family in Tippah and Pontotoc Co. Ms. Robert Leland Ray b. 1829 Union Sc d. dec 8 1863, Jonesboro Tippah co. Ms. m. Minerva E. Moore b. Apr 1 1829 NC d. Mar 26 1901 pontotoc co. Ms. children Oliver Furman ray b. 1851 probably tippah co. ms James Hall Ray b. abt 1853 d. Brown co. tx 1929 Eugenia Ray b. abt 1855 d. 1930 tx m. Reuben O. Smith Ambrose park Ray b. nov 28 1857 d. Lou Ella Ray b. abt 1860 Robert Leland Ray b. dec 29 1862 James Hall Ray moved to Brownwood after 1890. Any information would be appreicated. Thank you in advance. Janna Mayfield 7617 Lisa ct Fort Worth, Texas 76112

NAYLOR posted by Betty Shaw on Friday, January 17, 1997

I'm have great difficullty finding anything regarding my grandfather, Alonzo Lorenzo Smith. His death certificate states he was born in Enterprise MS, which I initially assumed to be in Clarke Co., until I learned that he and my grandmother got marrried in Monroe Co, next door to Union Co, (which my map says has an Enterprise also). I do know that he was born 31 January 1861 in Enterprise.. He and my grandmother Annie Elizabeth Naylor were married 25 January 1893 in Monroe Co. This was a second marriage for him - first wife unknown. His occupation was locomotive engineer for the M & O RR until he died 7 July 1940. Thanks, Betty Shaw e-mail bsshaw@juno.com and bsshaw@msn.com

LINDSEY, SIMMS, SMITH, STANFORD, WATSON, YOUNG posted by Ann Crumpton on Wednesday, January 29, 1997

Mack Davidson LINDSEY, b. ca 1852, Tippah Co., MS, md. Louise E. SMITH in 1872 in Tippah Co., Moved to Union Co. in early 1880's after living in ARK for short time. Children: John R., b. 1877, md. Hattie Addie STANFORD, they later lived in Alabama; Minnie, b. 1881, md. W.L. WATSON; Martha M., b. ca 1882, md. W.T. YOUNG, (moved to Ark.); Carmillia, b. 1889, md. Albert SIMMS, (she died young). I will gladly share and exchange information. Ann Lindsey Crumpton e-mail: Ann_Crumpton@TAMU-Commerce.edu

BAGGETT posted by Wayne M. Baggett on Saturday, February 8, 1997

Obviously, I'm new at this. Searching for BAGGETT roots in Union and prior to1870, Tippah and Pontotoc counties. Near current town of Etta seems to be locus of family farms. Appreciate any help.Lillian Grace

PHYFER posted by Julie Friedman on Tuesday, February 18, 1997

I am interested in info on the Phyfer family from Union Co.MS. Julie Friedman E-mail phrunk@aol.com


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