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Name: Nina Simmons McCarver
City: Southaven
State/Province: Mississippi
Country: United States
Sent: 07/27/2012 09:36:37 am

I believe there may be a mistake in the dating in paragraph 10 underneath the picture of R. H. Henry on page http://www.nchgs.org/html/about_newton_newspapers.html.
It says: In 1889, W. H. Andrews, a young lawyer, bought the Free Press and was its editor for a short time. There was very little circulation to the paper during the time Mr. Andrews had charge of it, and probably no money made; more likely some was lost. Mr. Andrews removed to Texas as a practicing attorney, and is now in California and supposed to be doing well. After the removal of Andrews, S. B. Ross, a lawyer and printer, took editorial charge of the paper at Newton, then called the Dispatch, in 1866, and continued to edit until some time during the year 1887, when it was sold to J. J. Armistead, and the name was continued. Mr. Ross probably made some money in publishing the Dispatch, and was also engaged in the practice of the profession. He is still one of the prominent men in the town of Newton, engaged in the practice of law, also a correspondent of literary journals, and agent, in connection with his partner, J. R. Byrd, for Shattuck & Hoffman, a large moneyed syndicate, who loan money on real estate in this and adjoining counties. They have loaned about $40,000, about one-half in Newton County. These debts are usually met promptly, very little property having been sold.

I believe in sentence four where it says 1866, it should say 1886. Unless it is claiming to pre-date The Newton Ledger.

I found this article to be fascinating! Thank you for sharing.

nsmccarver@hotmail.com

Name: L M Christofilis
City: Austin
State/Province: Texas
Country: USA
Sent: 07/23/2012 08:02:44 am

I will be in Neshoba County next week to visit my sister and would like to do some genealogical research while there. I'm looking for info on my gggrandmother Emily Capel(s)/Caple(s). Her father Samuel Caples is listed in the 1845 Enumeration of White Inhabitants of Scott Co.
I know that Samuel purchased 40 acres "..of land subject to sale at Augusta, MS..".
I believe that Samuel m Elizabeth ..... in Newton Co abt 1843 and m 2nd gggrandmother Emily Caples was born there abt 1845.
I am particularly interested in marriage records that might tell me Elizabeth's maiden name as well as birth/death records for other children of the marriage and their respective deaths and burial sites.
I don't have a specific date to vist you, I'll be in MS for 2-3 weeks, but I'll see you soon. If you could point me in the right direction or offer advice on resources other than your collection and the courthouse, I'd be most grateful for any resources you might recommend.
Thanks very much,
lmauro9121@yahoo.com

Name: WILLIAM L NORMAN
City: CHICAGO
State/Province: ILLINOIS
Country: USA
Sent: 06/17/2012 03:33:11 am

I AM LOOKING FOR THE BIRTH DATE OF BENJAMIN NORMAN AND THE NAME OF HIS MOTHER AND FATHER. BENJAMIN FATHERED FOUR CHILDREN BY ROSETTA WHO LIVED IN NEWTON COUNTY, HICKORY. THE NAMES WERE JONATAN,(1896) CLIFTON, (1897) GIRLDON (1899)AND JESSE (1902). JESSE FRANKLIN NORMAN WHO IS THE FATHER OF WILLIAM L NORMAN. MY email is wlnorman5@aol.com
Name: Charlie Chapman
Sent: 05/10/2012 07:20:18 pm

Hi Arline,
I have a Tom Chapman in my family line, he was born in 1881. Maybe this is the same person as yours. Maybe we can compare notes.

Name: Arline McCray
HomePage: Woodbine@peoplepc.com
City: Detroit
State/Province: Michigan
Country: Wayne
Sent: 05/04/2012 08:50:54 pm

Hello I'm searchiing for some Chapman myself and I'm related to them here is some information that I have so far?
Bella Chapman Age 18 is the Sister-n-law born 1862.
Tom Chapman Age 14 Bro-n-law born 1866
Lottie Chapman Parents)Moses Lawyer and
Huldiah Adelaide Baird

Name: William Reid
State/Province: North Carolina
Sent: 05/02/2012 12:36:06 pm

Dear Prentiss Genealogical Society,

I am trying to find someone that specializes or has experience in African American genealogy in Mississippi, Delta region research, or someone who has tracked down the surname Brown in the Delta region. I have noticed that there is either no web presence for the Delta counties genealogy or no societies currently in existence making it difficult to track down from North Carolina. If you know of anyone who can help me with the above or can point me in the direction of someone who might know I would be eternally grateful.

Willie Reid
wreid75@live.com

Name: Linda Brown
HomePage: brown895@goinx.com
City: Piqua
State/Province: Ohio
Country: USA
Sent: 04/28/2012 01:41:58 am

We were on vacation just last week and found your place by accident on rt 15, but arrived there at 1:30. That was Friday. We were home by Sunday. I am looking for any information I can get on Robert H. Jones, my great-grandfather, I believe born in 1863 in Newton county possibly to Robert Harvey Jones, born around 1840, the same county, I think. I have no idea when I will be down that way again. I would any help you can give me.

Name: Brenda Williams
HomePage: bellsrecov@yahoo.com
City: Tigard
State/Province: Oregon
Country: USA
Sent: 04/27/2012 03:43:32 am

The is a really nice website. Where would I go to find a Wes Bell born about 1845. He worked in the mines digging for phosphorylate. He was married to Liza Bell and their children were sons Claude and Ernest Bell, Ian Taylor and daughter Walley Bell. Thanks
Name: Ruth Walker
City: Picayune
State/Province: Mississippi
Sent: 04/23/2012 07:47:33 pm

How would it be possible for me to access the Family File Boykin. I am desperately trying to locate anything about Mrs. Dovie Mae Boykin Stovall and if I could learn her father's name it would help me so much. Thank you. I am trying to connect her to Nell Boykin Thames whose family was also Newton Co. folks. Ruth Stockstill Walker, Picayune, Ms. ruthwal@aol.com
Name: Linda
City: Humble
State/Province: Texas
Country: Harris
Sent: 04/05/2012 07:24:25 pm

Any help is appreciated! Linda Sullivan researching Andrew Jackson Gressett born 1845 to William and Syntha or Cynthia Gressett of Orangeburgh, S.C. Andrew Jackson Gressett married Alice Jeannette Grace August 1, 1882 in Sumter, Al. I believe that he is the brother of Dr. Allen Ulysses as well as Rev. Alvin that was married to Christine. In 1870 he is on US Census at Township 6 Range 13, Newton age 24; 1860 Census with W. Grissett and Cynthia with John P. and Mary Beat 4, Lauderdale next family is W.F. with 2year old boy Wm and it shows an L G Gressett with a Martha and child on the prior page, but that must be his older brother Charles G. Gressett (Grissett) The 1880 Census shows him as a widow in the home of Rev. A. , and Christena. Family search states he was married to a Laura Elvira Batson. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Linda Sullivan
lsullivan98@comcast.net
8326925845

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