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1816 Mississippi State and Territorial Census of Marion County, Mississippi

Updated African American and Native American research links.

Lucy Andrews by Ben Toney

Newest Members of Marion County Mississippi Genealogy Society

Marion County Mississippi Marriages- link to

Mississippi County Formation and Courthouse Record Collections- compiled by Shannon Gorman

Secrets of the US Census- Analysis by Shannon Gorman

Family Maps of Mississippi by Gregory Boyd

1940 Marion County, Mississippi Census Images by Enumeration District- written by Steve Morse; formatted and linked to National Archives for use on this website by Shannon Gorman

Judge Benjamin Youngblood by Ben Toney

Toney Family Background by Ben Toney

Military records by Shannon Gorman

October 2011- The History of Bunkerhill by Mrs. Amanda Pope Forbes, 1952. Submitted by Edith Forbes Geiger. Includes pictures.

September 2011- Rodolphus Willoughby's letters to Govenor Pettus during Civil War.

September 2011- Civil War Service Records of the following surnames: Applewhite, Ball, Beard, Bryant, Carlisle, Cooper, Pigott, Pittman, Pope, Ryals, Thornhill, Willoughby

1812 Service Records database started- have images for Richard Albritton and Isaiah Cain posted. Also have lists of where to find informtion for people interested in researching their ancestors service in the War of 1812.

August 2011- Land Patent for Military Service database begun.

May 2011- added test website using RootsMagic4 software. Website named Mississippi Bound.

Feb 2011- added Samuel Franklin Pigott information from Cheri Whaley

Feb 2011- updated Family Pages

Feb 2011- updated Military Records for Marion and Pike Counties

Jan 2011- Rebecca Tillery Lewis, wife of H. P. Lewis by Martha McKay

November 2010- Old East Columbia Methodist Church Cemetery contributed by Gene Phillips

November 2010- Family History Research Article

November 10, 2010- John Warren Fortenberry Land Patent showing middle name is Warren, not Wesley.

November 2010- Link to African American genealogy website of Gwendolyn McGowan -Seagroves. Surnames McGowan, Ball, Peters and Ball.

November 2010- land deed 9 March 1799 Lewis and Sarah Bobo to John Cooper. Ray Bobo drove to the Union County, South Carolina courthouse to obtain the land record to assist Shannon Gorman in her research towards proving Abigail Bobo Cooper is the daughter of American Revolutionary War Patriot, Lewis Bobo. John Cooper was an early settler of Marion County, MS and has many descendants in the Marion County area. His daughter Catherine married Rodolphus Willoughby; his daughter Mary Rhodes Cooper married Benjamin Hammond; his daughter Sarah married Samuel Simpson; his son Warren married Mary "Polly" Twitty;

October 2010
American Revolutionary War Patriot Thomas Miles has many descendants in Mississippi- grand daughter Nancy Miles Kaigler who died in Wilkinson County, Mississippi is now a proven descendant of Thomas Miles. Surnames mentioned in article: Alford, Ball, Bonner, Curtis, Holmes, Huffman, Kaigler, Lowe. Miles, Norman, Pearson, Pillow, Quin, Sheppard, Tyler, Walker, Williams, Willoughby

American Revolutionary War Patriot John Beard has many descendants in Mississippi. Lineage now proven for Aaron Beard of Pike/Marion County as the son of John Beard of Williamson county, TN. Surnames found so far: Albritton, Alexander, Andrews, Arnold, Barefoot, Beard, Bermundez, Bourne, Bowman, Boyd, Bracey, Breakfield, Breland, Brewer, Brumfield,  Buchanan, Buckley, Burton, Butler, Byrd, Carney, Carr, Carter, Case, Christensen, Clark, Collins, Conerly, Cook, Cooper, Cothern, Crawley, Dale, Daniels, Dear, Deer, Dunaway, Duncan, Edwardsen, Estes, Evans, Forbes, Fortenberry, Fulgam, Gartman, Givens, Gorman, Graham, Griffin, Guinn, Gulledge, Hammond, Harvey, Haynes, Henderson, Holland, Johnson, Jones, Kemp, Lowe, Marbury, Martin, May, Mayfield, McBride, McCullough, McDavid, McKenzie, McWhorter, Miller, Mitchell, Morgan, Mulford, Mullins, Neal, Newman, Newsom, Ogden, Pearson, Pigott, Pittman, Powell, Prescott, Price, Ramsey, Rayborn, Reeves, Richmond, Roberts, Robertson, Rowell, Rowley, Rushing, Russell, Saul, Sharp, Sibley, Simmons, Sistrunk, Smith, Smithart, Spence, Spier, Sterner, Strange, Sylvest, Sylvester, Tate, Taylor, Thompson, Thornhill, Tickle, Varnado, Walters, Webb, Willoughby, Yawn

American Revolutionary War Patriot Richard Albritton has many descendants in Mississippi. John H. Albritton who married Delila Prestridge now a proven descendant of Richard Albritton.

September 2010- Glen Dale Tynes website

August 2010-Ken Tyson submitted descendants of William Graham

April 2010-John Foxworth Cemetery listing submitted by Bonnie Peters.

April 2010- Updated African American research links

April 2010- Columbia Family History Center Photo Album posted online by Barbara Sandifer and Peggy Disbrow. Photos are from 1850-1945 timeframe.

March 2010-Prine School photo 1903-1905

Biographical sketch of Hollis Irl Ellzey, Sr. submitted by John Ulmer

March 2010- Marion County schools history preservation begun. Please send information on old Marion county schools.

March 2010 Excepts from The Autobiography of H. P. Lewis submitted by descendant Martha McKay

April 2009

Added Sunlight Cemetery records as submitted by Sandra Moses

Added Postcards and Art Index

Added Township/Range Index page with link to Bureau of Land Management


March 2009- Bauer-Barnes Family Page added with photographs

Added Pittman-Jordan Family Page with photographs

Added Forbes Family Page


March 2009- started Settlement, Towns And Cities history pages

February 2009- Created FaceBook page for Marion County. Use my email address to add me as friend

  February 2009- Created "Friends of Southern Mississipppi Counties; United States of America" group on Facebook.  
  February 2009- Shannon Gorman started List of Early Marion County Settlers. Be sure to add your ancestors to this list.  
  February 2009- Sandra Cook submitted the Will of John R. Barnes  
  February 2009- Judy Ward- Old Marion County Library  
  February 2009- 1855-1870 Cash Records Book from Courthouse  
  February 2009- Mystery Farms Index and Photographs  
  Feb 2009- Submissions by Christopher Beard- Barnett, Regean, Spann and Pittman photographs  
  Nov 2008  
  African American Genealogy database-Marion County  
  Otho Barnes Bibliography  
  Civil War- 4 Dec 1863 Union Troops in Columbia, Mississippi  
Oct 2008

Last Move- Final Website Home- I bought my own domain name and hosting so I would not have to move all the data again! Hurray- now we can really work on content. The new Website Address is
I intend to maintain the old websites on rootsweb and as well so if you are using those sites do not worry.

From Newsham Hall, England to Marion County, Mississippi
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MTDNA project


Request for information about Holly Springs Baptist Church of Morgantown to be used in book on the history of the church.


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