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Portia Solomon (#46938786)
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Bio Photo I live in the Mississippi Delta. I have been tracing my family history for many years. Some of the families I am researaching (all with southern roots) are: Bennett, James, Skelton, Newton, Howard, Hays, Garner, Little, Westbrook, Warrick, Long, Arbuckle, Blaylock, and Sullivan. If you have relatives in Carroll County and/or Montgomery County, Mississippi in the 1800s, chances are good that our lines cross.
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J H Abbott
Wade family
Than you for the pictures you took of the William & Sarah Wade family in the Old Cleveland Cem..... it has helped me add important info to their leafs and find some other records on them. I am researching the Lagrone family for my niece's husband and just cannot find what happened to his 2nd Great Grandmother Lula Musselwhite Lagrone Wade... or for that matter Clemma (seen other spellings, etc.) D Wade also a son of William & Sarah.
Thanks for your work.
Added by J H Abbott on Sep 23, 2015 9:02 AM
John Eslick
RE: Solomon Bennett 1786-1852
I am a new ancestry member so learning the ropes, so to speak, but do include me on your tree viewing & I can do the same for you on Hardy etc info I have.
I'm john_eslick75 on ancestry if that helps.

John Eslick
Added by John Eslick on Sep 08, 2015 5:57 AM
John Eslick
Solomon Bennett 1786-1852
I have evidence to indicate Solomon was son of William Bennett 1750 SC - 1820 Lincoln Co TN and Lydia Unk 1758 SC - 30 Apr 1822 Lincoln Co TN.
Was brother to my Elisha Bennett 1799 GA - 1857 Giles Co TN paternal 4th ggrandfather.
Whereas Elisha was too young to server in the War of 1812 all other older brother did & were compensated with land in new territory in MS.
Added by John Eslick on Sep 07, 2015 6:35 AM
Beverly Bills
RE: Lehrton
I have been wanting to do something for the cemetery and this feels like a start.
What is normally done on a double grave when you know one spouse is still alive. I have not been adding those to the database but notice that some are added. Does find a grave have a policy on this? I have not been able to find anything.

Added by Beverly Bills on Aug 22, 2015 9:27 PM
Beverly Bills
Lehrton Cemetery
I notice you have done a lot of work on documenting the Lehrton Cemetery. I have picked up and am working on it now too. (Just don't want to step on any toes). I have a lot of relatives there and when the time comes will be there myself. Would love any input -- tips you might have.

Beverly Bills
Added by Beverly Bills on Aug 19, 2015 9:59 PM
Mary Hulda Hawkins
Portia, unfortunately I know very little of my Mississippi family and my ancestors there. My father and all of his siblings left Winona in their teens.
My grandparents were J D Collins and Sarah Herring Collins. They ran a gas station in downtown Winona. My grandfather also sold watermelons. His mother was Dovie Hawkins Collins. The only one of his siblings I knew was Montee Blaylock and of course her husband Lo Blaylock.
I met my grandmother's brother J W herring but did not know until I was grown that J W was sheriff there.
Most of my knowledge of family there has come from genealogy research ,especially Find A Grave.
Thank you so much for putting another piece of my family puzzle in place. Charlotte
Added by Charli on Aug 03, 2015 10:49 AM
Mary Hulda Hawkins
Portia, thank you so much for posting Mary Hulda Hawkins on Find A Grave (# 33311894).She is my great great grandmother. I have been searching for her for a long time.
I was not raised in Mississippi and knew very little of my family from there.
Thank you! Thank you! Charlotte
Added by Charli on Jul 30, 2015 10:59 AM
Lois Tanner
Alice F Beevers # 37845198
Alice's full name is Alice Fairfax Switzer. Her husband Samuel, is Samuel Clarence Beevers the son of Sylvester Cade Beevers and Nancy Lofton. They have 12 children. Samuel Clarence Beevers' father is my 3ggF. I have a lot of information on this family if you would be willing to transfer them I could get this family all linked together. Thanks for all the work you do to preserve the records.
Lois Tanner - 47851948
Added by Lois Tanner on Jul 22, 2015 7:12 PM
Tamatha Castle
I'm also a Howard from Carroll co. line.
I also live in the delta. I see you have been
doing this a lot long than I and was wondering if you know anything about Lott H Howard family, or John Q A Howard both from Carroll Co. Ms. I think my great grandfather is the James Howard age 1 in the 1880 census with Ellen, Sallie A. 17, Callie 14, Stephen 12, Allice 8, and grandson James 1.
Thank You for any info you may have.
Added by Tamatha Castle on Jun 15, 2015 6:58 AM
Ann Bennett
Benjamin F Bennett in Marietta
This is my grandfather. He was born in 1867 in Germany. I got this information from a census and family bible. I no longer have access to the bible. Most of the Bennett families in Georgia have a British origen.

The family name was originally Benet. They were ethnic Germans who lived in a section of France and Germany that was swapped between the countries. When the Germans took over, this family emigrated. I don't know when. I know the brother had the name of Simon. His mother had the last name of Lotheridge which I know is English. From the family story, they anglicized the last name and spoke only English since they were American now.

Benjamin F. Bennett fought in the Spanish American war and was an ambulance driver during World War I. I saw a picture of the soldiers from Georgia and recognized my grandfather and another soldier had to be a close relative because he looked like my brother. Benjamin F. Franklin looked very much like my father.

I hope this helps with your search.
Added by Ann Bennett on May 02, 2015 11:28 AM
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