Union County, MS

Posted Queries for March thru August 1997

SHANNON, WHITE posted by Richard on Monday, March 17, 1997

Am seeking information on my ancestors and their relatives or descendants. My grandmother, whose birthname was Alma WHITE, was born on May 26, 1898, in Pontotoc, Mississippi. I believe Pontotoc is both a city and a county. Lee County is adjacent. Her parents were William Franklin WHITE and Caroline SHANNON. By 1920, her parents had died, and she was living in or near Columbia, SC. It is not known when she moved there, whether she went alone or with one or both parents, or when or where her parents died. She may have been part American Indian - at least that is what she told people. There was another family member named Ida May SHANNON, but I don't know how she was related. This is all I have, and getting any further on my own is hard because I'm in Russia. I would sincerely appreciate any help, advice, suggestions or lookups. Richard 75364.3627@compuserve.com

PITTS posted by Rick Springer on Saturday, March 29, 1997

According to family tradition Elijah Pitts and wife, Lucinda Lewis Johnson Pitts died in or near Poplar Spinrgs, Union Co., MS around 1885-1886. They had three Pitts children, James Macklamore Pitts, Robert Drayton Pitts and Maggie D. Pitts, and perhaps some Johnson children. The Pitts children moved to Ellis Co., TX where they lived with their 1/2 brother, George Washington Pitts. They all married in Ellis County around 1890. ANY information about them would be appreciated. I'll gladly share all I have about them with anyone. I am a descendent of Maggie Pitts!

FRANKLIN, GREENWOOD posted by Robert Franklin on Sunday, April 6, 1997

I am looking for any information on John William Franklin born 5 Dec 1854 , died 17 Jan 1911 This is my great-grandfather. His bible shows he is from Union Co or Pontotoc Co. He was married to M.C. Greenwood on 9 Dec 1877. Thanks, Robert Franklin

BRYANT, MURDOCK posted by Jim Murdock on Wednesday, April 9, 1997

I am looking for ancestors of Luther Edgar Murdock. Last known address was in Union Co. MS. Also would like information on Quincy Bryant. Could you help?

BERRY, STAGGS posted by Bill Staggs on Thursday, April 10, 1997

Looking for info on Eli STAGGS and Mary BERRY in Pontotoc Miss. 1850 Miss. census shows Eli with Ezekiel AND Elizabeth STAGGS, Mary with Jarrett and Susan BERRY. Eli STAGGS marr. Mary BERRY on 4/4/1852 in Pontotoc Co. In 1860 census Eli and Mary STAGGS were in Jackson Co., Ark.

GRIFFIN, MCCRARY posted by Ruth Hary on Friday, April 25, 1997

Seeking information about family of SOLOMON GRIFFIN listed on 1840 and 1850 KEMPER COUNTY Census. Spouse was Nancy Jane McCrary or some derivative of this spelling. SOLOMON GRIFFIN served in CSA and died shortly after service. Wife and four children went to Pontotoc Co MS. Believe she either had McCRARY or GRIFFIN family in Pontotoc Co. CSA stub for SOLOMON GRIFFIN shows nativity as Anson Co NC. Nancy Jane McCRARY shows TN as place of birth.

CARRAWAY, MEGGINSON, RAGSDALE, SHELTON, WOODS posted by Christy Poole on Saturday, April 26, 1997

I would appreciate any information, from unknown, Marshall, and Union counties, which mentions the following: Thomas Shelton(1791-1866); Mary Shelton(1796-1869); William Ragsdale; Jane Carraway; Joseph E. Woods; Martha Megginson(1848-); James Wilson(1835-1900); and Lizzie Megginson(1840-1900). ** all dates should be considered aproximate

LITTLE, MYERS posted by Christy Poole on Sunday, April 27, 1997

I would be grateful for any information from Unknown, Union, Marshall, and Benton counties that mentions Col. Geo. B. Myers (aprox. 1831-1897 ) and Annie Little Myers (aprox. 1848 - 1923). Many thanks!!!

BUCHANAN posted by Kenneth D. Buchanan on Monday, April 28, 1997

Will of Obadiah Buchanan died 1874 Union County wife Eliza Hunt Buchanan.

BRIDGES posted by Ruth Hary on Thursday, May 15, 1997

Would like to exchange information with anyone researching the BRIDGES surname. Am particularly interested in corresponding with descendants of Wiseman BRIDGES and Solomon BRIDGES. These families came to Pontotoc Co (later Union Co) MS from Gwinett Co GA.

BLACKARD posted by Doug Leonard on Monday, May 19, 1997

Am searching for anyone that can connect to the following BLACKARD line known to have been in Hardeman Co., TN on 1840 and 1850 Census and in Marshall Co., MS for 1860 and 1880 census. Some descendents of this line go into 1900 Union Co., MS census, and 1910 Lafayette Co., MS Census. RADFORD F. BLACKARD b. 1814 NC m. SARAH (unknown) b. 1818 TN; Children: ELIZABETH BLACKARD b.1837 m. JAMES W. NOWLIN/NOLEN Jul 1, 1855; LUCINDA BLACKARD b.1837 possibly married SAMUEL A. WEB (p.445) Feb 2, 1859; IRENIA/ IWINA BLACKARD b.1841TN m. D.B.F. COX Sep. 16,1859; JAMES BLACKARD b.1842 TN; MARY BLACKARD b.1844 TN; ANDREW BLACKARD b.1845 TN; GEORGE BLACKARD b.1846 TN; JERRAMIAH/JEREMIAH BLACKARD b.1848 possibly married SARAH McCOY Jan 8,1874; WILLIAM B. BLACKARD b. 1851 MS; FRANKLIN BLACKARD b. 1854 MS; NAPOLEON BLACKARD b. 1858 MS m. ALICE HEWITT Aug. 23,1878. On 1850 Census also has an AUGUSTUS JONES b.1835 TN living with them. On the NAPOLEON BLACKARD b. 1858 Line, find him on 1860 and 1880 Marshall Co., MS Census, 1900 Union Co., MS census, and 1910 Lafayette Co., MS Census. Known Napoleon children are: SARAH BLACKARD b. 18 Jun 1882 MS possibley married an unknown Bernie and possibly 2nd a John McMurtry Sep. 30,1820; HORACE BLACKARD b.Sep 15, 1884 MS; WILLIE BLACKARD b.Jan. 14,1886 MS; LUTHER BLACKARD b.Feb. 12,1888 MS; LEVISA BLACKARD b.Oct. 10,1889 MS; LOUIS BLACKARD b.Mar. 8,1892 MS; HELEN BLACKARD b.Jan. 5, 1894 MS; BESSIE BLACKARD b. Oct. 2,1897 MS; LONNIE BLACKARD b. 1893 MS. Also, on the 1900 census Napoleon has living with him a JESSIE BERNIE b. Jan 2, 1898 MS that is listed as his grandson. Also anyone working on any Blackard lines, please ask for my archived Blackard data. Any correspondence on mine or other Blackard data will be appreciated. Doug Leonard dougsurf@memphisonline.com

CRAIN, JOHNSON posted by Robert W. Ward on Sunday, May 25, 1997

I had ancestors living around Enterprise who served in the war of Northern agression with the Mississippi Infantry. His name was John Dennis Crain. We have him traced back to around 1824 when he married Mary Ann Johnson, probably in Pontotoc County.

WOOTTON posted by George K. Halsell on Wednesday, May 28, 1997

I am seeking information on the WOOTTON family, formerly(?) of Toccopola, Pontotoc County. My grandfather, Joe G. Wootten (he changed the spelling) was born there c. 1892 to John Leaper Wootton, who soon after moved to Young Co, TX. My grandfather had at least two half-sisters that I believe remained in Mississippi, and one married into the GATHRIGHT family of Oxford. Thank you for your help! George K. Halsell

HOLMES posted by Jan Guffey on Saturday, June 14, 1997

Giles G. Holmes, husband of Orlie Wingate-My great-grandfather lived in Kilmichael, Montgomery Co. My grandmother was Rosalie Holmes. Giles died in 1952.

GREGORY posted by Marv Gregory on Monday, July 14, 1997

I am looking for any and all information concerning William Gregory and Shadrach Gregory. Both are buried in Sand Springs Cemetery in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. William served in the Union Army and Shadrach in the Confederate Army. Shadrach is my great-great-grandfather. I was looking for any information about these individuals from Union, Pontotoc, Lafayette and Lee counties - census figures, warranty deeds, any pertinent information. Also, if there is any way of knowing where they might have moved from when they came to Mississippi.

WILLIAMS posted by George B. Williams on Monday, July 14, 1997

Searching for John Wesley Williams b. 5 Mar 1848 in AL?. Moved to Union Co, MS at early age. Married Nancy Paulina Morrow in 1870. 8 children. Moved to N.E. TX in 1896. Spread to Hugo, OK, Dallas, San Diego, etc. Nancy Paulina dau of John C. MORROW and Elizea HUNTER b. 20 Jan 1819 in TN?. Dau of Jimmeson HUnter b. 1792 and Jane HUNTER b. 1799 both of Irish descent. No early details. Plenty of current details.

COKER, GARRISON, MOORE, SANFORD posted by Jimmy R. Coker on Thursday, July 17, 1997

I am searching for any information on or descendants of John Henry Coker or Joel Hardy Coker of Union County. Also interested in information on descendents of Lewis Greenbury Sanford or Thomas Jefferson Sanford who lived in Union County. Jimmy R. Coker JCoker821@aol.com 5441 Queen Lake Terrace Davie, FL 33331 954/680-0518

BRYANT posted by Jim Murdock on Thursday, July 24, 1997

I am seeking information about Quincy Dewey BRYANT. He was born in 1901 to John Bryant. John cane to Mississippi from Alabama and I believe he was born in South Carolina. If you could help, it would be most appreciated.

BRISCOE, FOLSOM, GILLASPIE, PENN, RIVERS, WORTHAM posted by Louise Martin on Saturday, August 16, 1997

Comments: Doing research in Pontotoc area, Looking for BRISCOE, PENN, WORTHAM and GILLASPIE families that were in this area. Also, Union Co. for the RIVERS, and FOLSOM families.

LONG posted by Sherri Parks on Monday, August 18, 1997

I am looking for information about the LONG family. George Long, his son William Wade or Wade Hampton LONG, and his son Joseph Solomon LONG. Apparantly they lived in the following counties in Mississippi. Union, Lee, Pontotoc, Itawamba. Please contact me if you have any information.

CLAYTON, HALEY, WESTMORELAND posted by Betsy Haley Dill on Saturday, August 30, 1997

I would like info on the following family: J F HALEY mar. malissa CLAYTON 4-26-1886 Lee Co.Miss child: Jetheroe HALEY Mar,Annie WESTMORELAND from Pontotoc Miss. Annie was born 1-01-1890. Her father was believed to be Tom WESTMORELAND ? Mother unknown. Also,Annie was believed to have a lot of Indian blood.? I would like any info I can get on this family. Annie's brothers were Robert,Pinkey her sisters were Fannie,Lillie,Susie,. thanks!

FIELDS, WOOTON posted by W.E. Wooton on Saturday, August 30, 1997

I am looking for information on Thomas Lindsey WOOTON Born: 12/21/1855 in MS(?), M: 03/10/1878 to Mary Elizabeth FIELDS(B: 04/12/1848, D: 11/21/1909), D: 12/23/1915 in Ecru, MS.. He was found in the 1890 school census in Pontotoc Co. He had three sons, Thomas Britton(B: 1891), Charlie and Will, and one daughter, Annie(B: 1883). Thomas Britton WOOTON is my grandfather. He died in the 70's in the Dallas, Tx area. I would like to find out where Thomas Lindsey WOOTON was born and who his parents are.

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