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Jaime Austen

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Hi: I am new here and searching for information on the family of Luther Leigh of Corinth, MS. His parents were Joe J. Leigh and Angelina Leigh both born in Tennessee but lived in Corinth in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Luther Leigh married Lula Newman who was born in 1898, her parents listed as having been born in the US, but that's all. They had one child, Christine Juanita Leigh born 3/17/17. Lula Newman Leigh and Luther Leigh divorced at some point in the 1920's I believe, and he moved to Illinois. Lula was a seamstress and worked at the Pants Mill in 1920. This is the only record I can find for her. Her daughter, Christine stayed with Luther's parents until she was about 12 years old. There was a Klu Klux Klan incident at the farm where she lived and she left to live with her father in Illinois. Lula supposedly went to California and was killed in a car accident, I am guessing somewhere in the late 1920's. I have not been able to find any information about Lula, her parents, or her death. If anyone knows anything about this family or where I might search other than ancestry.com, please let me know.
Thanks, Jaime
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Chan Bradley

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warlord kain

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I am looking for any Information on my grandfather friley Webster. He is shown on one census in MADISON Mississippi with his grandmother Lucy Nolan. Any information on these two would be helpful. He also have a military record. 
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I found Lucy Nolan but there are a lot of Lucy Nolans in the Madison County, Mississippi area. Both are on Ancestry.com

1900 United States Federal Census
CENSUS & VOTER LISTS
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NAME: Friley Webster
BIRTH: Apr 1881 - Mississippi
RESIDENCE: Livingston, Madison, Mississippi
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
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NAME: Friley Webster
BIRTH: 25 Apr 1880
RESIDENCE: Madison, Mississippi
OTHER: Madison County
U.S., WWI Civilian Draft Registrations, 1917-1918
MILITARY
NAME: Friley Webster
BIRTH: 25 Apr 1880 - lives RFD Pocahontas MS
RESIDENCE: MS
Mississippi, Wills and Probate Records, 1780-1982
(12 total images in packet)WILLS, PROBATES, LAND, TA
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Chan Bradley

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Looking for information on Frank Bradley born in Mississippi abt 1895- 97 married to Mary Alice had 9 children last info seen was 1930 census in Monroe co Mississippi. Also had a death of one son Perry who was killed about 1930 give or take ...Any info would be helpful .. Thanks
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Theresa Friday

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Looking for information about the murder of George W Grayson by Thomas Covington.  Occurred 1853-1855.  Covington kills self in jail in 1855 as reported in newspapers. Would love to find court records of the trial
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Sharon Wright

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I have created a free website for anyone looking for information on the history and genealogy of Quitman County.  Check it out at http://quitmancountyms.wordpress.com/
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Kellie Wall

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Hi! I am looking for information about Breedlove's in Tishomingo County.  My Grandfather was born there in 1909.  The family lived in Beat 4 according to census information.
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Family search
1892 miss enumeration of school children
father JS Breedlove
a daughter f Breedlove, 11 yo
a son , JW breedlove, 8 yo



1900 mississippi
Name Age
John S Breadlove 44
Martha J Breadlove 43
John W Breadlove 16
William H Breadlove 11
Mary D Breadlove 7
Kizzie M Breadlove 4

1910 Alabama Barton, Colbert, Alabama
Name Age
John Breedlove 54
Martha J Breedlove 53
Kizzie Breedlove 11
Willie Willis 9

1930 mississippi tish

HOUSEHOLD

ROLE

GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

Will R Swader Head M 45 Tennessee
Mary D Swader Wife F 37 (JOHN"S DAUGHTER) Mississippi
J Hiram Swader Son M 18 Alabama
Willie E Swader Daughter F 14 Alabama
Myrtle B Swader Daughter F 10 Tennessee
Henry S Swader Son M 6 Alabama
Gorge T Swader Son M 5 Alabama
Gerrie T Swader Son M 2 Alabama
Mary E Swader Daughter F 0 Alabama
John ? Breedlove Father-in-law M WIDOWED 74 Georgia

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Shirese Louie

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I am looking for information on the couple Simon T.Turner and Martha Ann Eddins of Carroll County and their children/known descendants. DNA has matched me and my brother with several of their descendants. My known Lott and Holman families are living within walking distance of someone from the Turner/Eddins family in at least three censuses.
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Larry J Gary

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Hi folks. Looking for information on Mary Lee Turner and William(Bill) Gary. They had a daughter in 1933 named Mary Lee Gary she is my grandmother. The lived in Greenwood MS. Thanks
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Denis Abbott

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I have a cemetery on my property near Tylertown.  One gravestone says Desmond with birth date of March 4, 1898 and death date of July 3, 1904.  Then it days "Gone but not Forgotten" which is untrue as even the little guy's last name has been forgotten. I would appreciate any help and guidance to find out who the person was.  I am on Ancestry.com but have had zero success in finding anything.
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Michael DuBose

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If anyone is linked to the Gaston family, which resided primarily in Panola and Chickasaw counties, please let me know.
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Give me an example of what additional information you are seeking?

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Barrie Hardin

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I'm looking for marriage certificate for Hugh William Bledsoe and Eunice Westmoreland. Family records say marriage was April 3, 1901 at Quitman Co., MS but can't find it using any online searches. They later resides at Holly Springs, MS. Any advice on where to look next is greatly appreciated.
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Brita Pruitt

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Hello fellow members,

I've been doing family history research for over 20 years and I have found myself hitting a brick wall for a family with the surname of Pruitt. The father is a Matt Pruitt and his children are Phillip, California, Reddick(Reddock), Adam, Martha, Mary, Edmund, Saphronia . Wife name is Eliza.

The problem I have is I find them in the 1880 census in Jasper County Mississippi, but the 1870 census has no trace of them in any county in Mississippi even though the children were born in Mississippi. I've tried looking up with different surname, but no such luck.

Matt shows up in the 1900 census in Jasper county, widowed, but showing he was born in North Carolina in 1841 not Virginia as stated in the 1880 census.

The only other clue I have is Philip Pruitt who was in Newton county and who have can trace and Adam Pruitt who married in Newton county to a Mattie Thompson, but moved to Jones County. I intend to send off for his death record, but at the moment I was wondering if anyone out there has any information pertaining to African-American surname Pruitts in the Jasper, Newton or Jones County of Mississippi in 1870 or before. Where where they in 1870 and why are they not related to other African-American Pruitts in the area? Thank you.

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I also located Mattie Thompson and some stories about the family.

http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ViewPhoto.aspx?tid=11184135&pid=26066359056&iid=ac2f2d48-301e-4b7c-94fb-c9d262b686c3&src=search

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Harris Family Tree
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1 attached record, 1 source
Matt Pruitt
Birth: Abt 1841
Spouse: Eliza Pruitt

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Mattie J Pruitt
1959 Meridian, Mississippi J D Pruitt
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Mattie Pruitt
1946 Meridian, Mississippi
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Matthew Pruitt
1946 Greenville, Mississippi Georgia Pruitt
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Mattie Pruitt
1916 Greenville, Mississippi James Pruitt
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Mattie Pruitt
1928 Meridian, Mississippi Admire Pruitt
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Mattie Pruitt
1958 Meridian, Mississippi J D Pruitt
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Mattie Pruitt
1958 Meridian, Mississippi Jd Pruitt
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Mattie L Pruitt
1956 Meridian, Mississippi J D Pruitt
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Miss Mattie Pruitt
1912 Laurel, Mississippi
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Mattie Pruitt
1948 Meridian, Mississippi
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Mattie B Pruitt
1931 Greenville, Mississippi
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Mattie Pruitt
1958 Meridian, Mississippi J D Pruitt
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Mattie Pruitt
1958 Meridian, Mississippi J D Pruitt

There are more Pruitt's remaining in Mississippi.




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David Mayhall

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Looking for information on the Rufus and Geneva Mayhall family of Sunflower County Mississippi. Specifically in the time period of 1924 to 1936. They were share croppers I believe on the Waco Plantation. Also looking for the newspaper obituary of Geneva Mayhall who died June 1936.
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Jodie Rosales

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Hi, i am new to the community, but have been researching my family's geneology for about 15 years. I have a group that resided in Issaquena county (as tenant farmers, i believe) in the early 1920's - early 1930s. The fathers name is John Lee Martin (or Lee John Martin), and the mother was Ella Harrington Martin. They were white, which i think is important to note, as there were NOT that many white tenant farmers in Issaquena county in the 1930s from what i can tell. They had several kids, all of whom i've found in the various census' to 1930 and 1940, and also in the Mississippi Educable Children's list. Somewhere between 1930 and 1934, John (or Lee) and Ella were divorced. I 'believe' John then migrated to California, worked and lived in the Benecia, CA WPA camp, and died in Yolo, California in 1956. 'IF' this is the right John L. Martin, his parents were William Martin and Mary Stewart, who were from Senatobia, MS (according to his death certificate).

Ella and John's kids were:
Henry Taylor Martin (1915-1981)
Jefferson Davis Martin (1917-1976)
William Modis Martin (1919-2001)
Lucille Martin Lorenz (1921-1986)
Annie Mae Martin Ward (1923-1982)
Mildred Martin (possibly 1924-?)
Mary Lottie Martin Tobleck (1926-1999)
Mildred Martin (1930-?)

Ella and John are my Great Grandparents.

Ella remarried in 1934 to Murray 'Pops' Wilkins in Greenville, MS. My Grandmother, Mary Lottie Martin met and married my grandfather in Greenville on NYE in 1942 at the First Baptist Church, in Greenville, so i believe they stayed in Greenville for some time, then they moved to New Orleans. Some of the family does appear in the 1940 census in Greenville.

I am trying to track down the family of John Lee Martin. I have searched ancestry and familysearch seven ways to sunday, as they say, and have come up empty on him and his parents. No marriage, no birth, etc. I have even visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Part of my problem is that John Martin is a very common name. Also, i believe they were a very poor family, as the kids ended up in orphanages (can't find record of that either, just family word of mouth) because John and Ella weren't providing/caring for them properly. At one point, my grandmother, Mary Lottie Martin, was taken in by Nora Adams in Hinds County, where she resided in the Adams Tourist Court (her 8th grade graduation certificate lists her as Lottie Adams, it was in a set of papers i was provided by my dad!).

If there is anyone who has any information or stories about a white (although there are also family stories about mixed half siblings) Martin family, living in Issaquena, Sharkey, Washington (or even Tate!) counties, in the 1930s, i'd love to hear about it! I have done the ancestry DNA, and uploaded it to gedmatch and familytreedna, and there are some matches to me and my father (the Martin line), but we haven't been able to track down any family as of yet.

I would be very grateful to anyone with ANY information!
Thank you!
JR
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S Coleman

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Hi, I am looking for ancestry information on Robert Coleman and Charlotte Jackson.  They were born in the 1800s in Copiah County, MS
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Wow!  Well thanks!
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Debbra Brooks

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Im looking for my GG grandparents family their names are Tom & Martha Jackson her maiden name Hunter out of Tallahatchie county 1930 census had them on Beat 3. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Dana Meeks

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Looking for information on John Lafayette "Fate" Raney
Born 8 AUGUST 1870 • Calhoun County, Mississippi, USA
DEATH BEF 1958 • Webster County, Mississippi, USA
We know that he lived for 30 years off highway 9 outside of Walthall, MS. He's buried at Clarkson Cemetery, Fame, Webster County, Mississippi, USA Find A Grave Memorial# 139835143. And that he lived his last years in a county home in he area. Can't find the name of the County Home he was in. and We can't find his death date. Slowly finding tidbits on his children, who were placed into an orphanage after his wife died - Margaret Baker Raney (Born ABT 1899 • Mississippis, USA. Died1920 • Webster County, Mississippi, USA) Anyone with any information no matter how samll will be appreciated.
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The 1940 Census - last one where I found him was Unincorporated Dist Branch Of Bellyontaine-Montewesta - Webster county. 
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Douglas Rodgers

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I am trying to find information about my grandfather George Edgar Rogers who was born in 1881 or 1882 near Ackerman or Philadelphia Mississippi. At some point he moved to Phillips County Arkansas. I have heard he was raised by his grandmother who was of Indian heritage. Any ideas or suggestions on how to find info is greatly appreciated.
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Jane Seamons

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Looking for information on Joseph Joshua Williams b 1843 in Tallachatchie Co. MS d attala co ms. Who are his parents?
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