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Gene Waldrop (#47136509)
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Patricia Ray
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I found the probate info in Lafayette County records (86 page packet).
I am descended from W.W. McNeill and his second wife, Mary Abrilla Stephen - my gg-grandfather was James McNeill. I am in the process of figuring out what route he took to Texas - pretty sure he stayed with his older sister and family, in Angelina County, Texas, before heading to Waco, in McLennan County, Texas, then on to what would become Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.

Added by Patricia Ray on Feb 19, 2016 9:14 AM

Patricia Ray
Guardianship of Children
After Roberts death, according to the Probate Records, his brother Samuel C. Scott and his brother in law, William W. McNeill, (my ancestor) were named Executors and Guardians of the 3 children named in his will - Mary F.J. Scott, Martha E. Scott, and his son, Andrew J. Scott. The estate was thought to be settled in 1853 - as Samuel, W. W. McNeill, and Nathaniel signed off on the court papers. In May, 1859, all three children went back to court to have the court look into where their inheritance had gone. They lived with their grandparents, Nathaniel and Mary Anne Scott - and were paid by the estate to "board" them at $5.00/each per month. From the paperwork, it doesn't look like there was much left by the time the final ruling was made - I think they got around $1,100 to split. The 2 girls were married by then. Both Samuel and Nathaniel were listed in the 1860 census for DeSoto County living on farms adjoining each other - Nathaniel listed assets of $52,000+ and Samuel showing about $36,000+ and they charged for keeping their grandchildren?? My W. W. McNeill(a doctor) left for Texas in 1854 from DeSoto County - after losing his wife the same day as Robert, then losing his mother and 2 of his children to some unnamed illness, afterwards. Looks like he spared himself some problems when he left - I guess he knew about the court proceedings going on back in Mississippi, who knows.

Added by Patricia Ray on Feb 11, 2016 12:42 PM

Bobbie Scott
RE: Green Berry and McDonald Waldrop
You are most welcome. These 2 are my husband's 3x and 4x great grandfathers. McDonalds daughter Texanna married a Scott. We have been to he Eavenson Cemetery(and had fun finding it). Find a Grave is a wonderful tool for people to get started finding their ancestors.

Thanks for all your work keeping everything updated.


Added by Bobbie Scott on Aug 22, 2015 11:37 PM


Added by DUKE TURNER on Jun 27, 2015 6:02 PM

Pat Iverson
RE: Garrott families from near Senatobia
Hello Cousin Gene ... Actually from my figuring, we are 5th cousins, and in the world of genealogy, that's not too distant to count, right?!

I see that your email address on the rootsweb tree you have is an aol account. Is it still valid, because perhaps we should take our research questions and information through the mail, should our findagrave mail get too bulky, I'll let you make the call.

SO ... here is my line (and I would appreciate the favor in return, just to see more specifically how we are connected): Robert and Verlinda are my 4th great grandparents, and you DO have information about my 3rd g-grandfather in your study as well. He was the last child, Jesse Leavithe Garrett. I WISH there was more information on him, but the best I can come up with is that he was born about 1802 in Culpeper County, VA and died sometime after the 1850 census in (most probably) Montgomery County, Kentucky. He and his wife Elizabeth Andrews were married in Madison County, Alabama in 1827. In 1828, my 2nd great grandfather was born there, and his brother Richard Masley Garrett was born there the following year. But then Jesse and Betsy Andrews Garrett pulled up stakes and moved to Kentucky where the rest of their families had gone. Betsy's parents stopped in Monroe County, Kentucky, and Jesse's went to Montgomery County, not too far from Lexington. So, even through Wesley was born in Alabama, he grew up in Montgomery County. He married two times. The first was Amanda Welch who bore him five children. She died in 1860 following the birth of the last child, a girl. Very soon after her death, Wesley married Amanda's sister, Lucy Welch. My great grandfather was the second to last child, George H. Garrett, born in 1857 in TEXAS. I believe Wesley and family attempted to move to Texas where George was born, but something didn't work out for them and the family returned to Powell County, Kentucky and were enumerated there for the 1860 census (Montgomery and Powell Counties border one another). My great grandfather, George, married Lou Morton at Stanton, Powell County, Kentucky on January 1, 1881, but George was employed on a farm in Indiana at the time. My grandfather, Weeden "Weedie" Andrew Garrett was born in 1882 near Logansport, Cass County, Indiana ... but the family was moving west (as many of the Garretts did). A second son, William, was born in 1884 to them in Holt County, Missouri -- near Mound City. I believe this young family had only just arrived. There is no record anywhere of George owning property, but there were several cousins in the area ... children of Silas Garrett, Jesse's brother ... so I believe this young family was staying with their relatives when William was born. UNFORTUNATELY, in November, 1884, George was critically injured when his team of horses and the wagon they pulled knocked George off and he was run over by the wagon. He died in December, 1884 and is buried at the Caton Cemetery near Mound City. Lou and the two children moved back to Stanton, Powell County, Kenrucky where she eventually remarried Alvin Faulkner. This couple had no children of their own, but Alvin was a faithful step father to Weedie and William. Weedie was my grandfather ... a very smart and capable fellow who gained experience as a bookkeeper for the Broadhead-Garrett Lumber Company in Clay City, Kentucky. This Lumber company had connections with the Illinois Central Railroad, the same Railroad that runs through Sardis, Mississippi. The Robert L. Carrier Lumber Company was looking for a man to manage their commisaries (company stores) in Sardis and also in "the timber", 30 miles away from Sardis, and they hired my grandfather for the job. He moved to Sardis in 1905 and just a couple of years later married Laverna Harmon. One of their two children was my father, George Alvin Garrett (named for his "two" grandfathers ... his birth grandfather, and his step-grandfather, Alvin Faulkner). I will GLADLY send you an invite to my online tree at so you can look my research over, but I also have a Rootsweb Tree called "Southern Roots of Pat Iverson" where you can see more of the stories that I haven't gotten transferred to the Ancestry account.

I am extremely impressed with the documentation you have done for your families ... way to go! I try to do the same, and do know of the Welcome Garrett book, although I have not done too much on the Garrotts of Tate County until now ... would appreciate any help I can get and especially good sources! I believe I have more on the Kentucky Garretts, and obviously you are into the Mississippi branch. Your information on the Thomas B. Garrott who married another Garrett from Culpeper County, Virginia is EXTREMELY interesting!! I cannot get beyond Robert and Verlinda because of burned courthouses during the Civil War in Virginia, so the James Garrett who married the Haynes lady is looking VERY promising as potential family! Wish this info was not so hard to ferret out!

Tidbits on my Garretts ... Jesse Leavithe and at least three of his sons (including my gg grandfather, Wesley) were ALL shoemakers and bootmakers by trade, something that several of these men also passed on to the next generation down. Wesley DID live to be 102 years and 10 months of age, and his grandfather Robert Garrett (b. 1750) was 99+ years at his passing, and his probable brother (another James Garrett) was close to 102 years of age at his death as well. A Kentucky death record I JUST found within the last few weeks stated that he was 107 years of age -- but census records give a different approximation, which I have used.

PLEASE get hold of me again! Perhaps you should write me at my email address: bigskygrandma1 at gmail dot com. Obviously, I am pretty much of a windbag, and very excited to have found you. I hope you will share information with me about your direct line and some of your research.

By the way, on my mother's side, I am also connected to other Tate, DeSoto, and Panola County families: Ruffin, McGehee, White, and Oliver. And in another wonderful side note: our daughter Nicole and her husband Tim Yenter LIVE in Oxford!! Tim is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ole Miss (which was my father's Alma Mater!!). OK ... enough for now. Please write back ... Pat (Garrett) Iverson, Roundup, Montana

Added by Pat Iverson on Feb 20, 2015 4:41 PM

Pat Iverson
Garrott families from near Senatobia
Hello Gene ... Just wondering if you might be related to these Garrotts from up by Senatobia? My maiden name was Garrett, but it is a direct line on my father's side to Robert and Verlinda Cox Garrett (Robert was born in Virginia about 1750 and was a private in the Rev. War, later moving to Montgomery County, Kentucky). My father was born at Sardis, just down the road from these Garrotts. His father, Weeden "Weedie" A. Garrett managed the Commissary store for the Robert A. Carrier Lumber Company starting about 1905. He moved to Sardis from Stanton, Powell County, Kentucky. My dad knew of the Garrotts up at Senatobia area, but was absolutely convinced that there was no relationship between his Garretts and those up the road. He would have been SO surprised! I would enjoy contacting some of the living descendants sometime ... also checking on why they might have decided to spell their name with an "O". Looking forward to hearing from you ... Pat Iverson, Roundup, Montana

Added by Pat Iverson on Feb 17, 2015 10:38 PM

Martha Malinowski
Alice Barmer Nichols
Gene, Are you related to Alice Barmer Nichols?

Added by Martha Malinowski on Jul 11, 2014 11:08 AM

Mary Adeline Eavenson Scott
Hi Gene - Thank you for the family links. I really appreciate it. Cindy

Added by CindyS on Jun 11, 2014 1:35 PM

Emily Boone
I have taken care of the changes you suggested. Thanks for the update!!

Added by Pattypop on Jun 01, 2014 3:18 PM

Everett Baranowski
RE: Hampton Mundall Sullivan
You're so welcome Gene! Glad to have been of some assistance in confirming your suspicions. In this case, it looks like it was a HUGE blessing that his parents were still listed on the grave, considering his age and that he wasn't an infant. Have an awesome day! ~Everett

Added by Everett Baranowski on May 28, 2014 9:04 AM

William R. Ward
Samual H. Hall #39297443

The 1850 Census of Chickasaw Co., Miss. shows that Samual Hall was born in Tenn. (Mason's Grove, Tenn.?) Do you have additional information to show his place of birth? please let me know.

Thanks, Bill Ward in Dallas

Added by William R. Ward on Nov 17, 2013 10:10 AM

Carolyn Highwood
RE: Waldrop relatives
Thank you, if you do find anything about him I would like to know.

Added by Carolyn Highwood on Feb 10, 2013 8:43 AM

Carolyn Highwood
Waldrop Family
I am recently researching my family line, my dad is Paul Waldrop, I am looking for relatives that my know the family history
thank you

Added by Carolyn Highwood on Feb 09, 2013 10:28 AM

Larry Hart
RE: Bishop Cemetery Panola Co, MS
No problem. I enjoy doing this,

Added by Larry Hart on Aug 24, 2012 6:36 PM

Larry Hart
Isaac Sullivan
I see that your request for a photo has been tagged as being on private property. I usually have good luck getting permission if I can find a contact person. Do you by any chance know the landowner's name or if this was once part of a plantation the plantation name? Sometimes the least little piece will solve these issues. Larry

Added by Larry Hart on Aug 07, 2012 9:49 AM

Lady Nan
Ramon DeShazo
Many Thanks for the Information, Nan

Added by Lady Nan on Jun 03, 2012 6:15 PM

McPhearson pics posted at Oaklawn
Sorry it took so long. These were some of the older ones I took that were on a back up drive. Hope you enjoy. Good luck on your search.

Added by Lois on Apr 08, 2012 10:47 PM

Waldrop/Oaklawn Cemetery
Family links made. Thanks for the info

Added by NLDC on Nov 29, 2011 5:07 PM

Magnolia Waldrops
I stopped by Magnolia Cemetary today and photographed Laura Waldrop Coleman's tombstone. Apparently there was a family plot containing Laura, her husband and three babies. Her husband, James Milton Coleman SR 15 JUL 1838 - 10 FEB 1910 Co D 2 ARK CAV CSA has two stones, a military and civilian. They had a daughter "L.N" born Mar 9 1888 died Sep 1888. They had two sons one marked as "infant son" Apr 26 1886. The other is M.W. NOV 11 1883 ? 22 1885. Each child had a headstone and a footstone. There were four corner stones for the plot about 6 inches high. I'll will get them entered later tonight or tomorrow.
I didn't see any Lightfoots (Lightfeet?) I must have been thinking Silvertooth (Indian names filed in my brain) Happy hunting!

Added by Pattypop on Aug 27, 2009 3:29 PM

Dean Crawford Cemetary
Hi! I have transferred the memorials. Please keep them in your care. You are family and that is as is should be. Recently, I was on the site and a lady contacted me because she saw that I live near where she grew up! She lived in the old house across from Dean Crawford Cemetary and said there were slaves buried there. I went to look and took the photos at that time. Tell me the other ones you want and I will go ahead and transfer them. I also noticed you have some gravesites in Magnolia Cemetary. The names Lightfoot and Waldrop are familiar to me. I may have others you need from that cemetary. Just let me know and I will gladly transfer ownership. I'm in this to help families locate relatives not for numbers. Take care and happy hunting!!

Added by Pattypop on Aug 19, 2009 5:41 PM


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