Thursday, November 29, 2007

Early Mormons in Mississippi

Terry has a great post about the early Mormon Settlers in Monroe County over at Hill Country of Monroe County.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ship Island

There's a new book out on Ship Island which was written by Theresa Arnold-Scriber and Terry G. Scriber. It is entitled Ship Island, Mississippi: Rosters and History of the Civil War Prison. At $75, it's not going to be a purchase all will make; however, this book does offer a history of the island off the Mississippi coast.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Celebrating a Century

Elizabeth "Tillie" Wyndham Ellenberg of Columbus celebrated her 100th birthday a few weeks early. She was born in Gordo, Alabama in 1907. The Commercial Dispatch article details her life.


New Book on Natchez Indians

James Barnett has just written The Natchez Indians: A History to 1735. The Natchez Democrat has an article on the book.

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Rev. James Gwin

Genealogue has an interesting post today about a Methodist preacher from Vicksburg.

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Arphax Publishes Monroe County Maps

Arphax Publishing has released Monroe County, Mississippi in its Family Maps series. All Mississippi volumes published to date can be found at the site.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Amory's Masonic Cemetery

I wanted to share a couple of interesting items related to Amory's Masonic Cemetery. First of all, there is a clean-up of the Southern section of the cemetery set for December 1 at 11 a.m. Second (and a matter of great excitement for genealogists) is the announcement of a database of burials that will be available at the Amory Municipal Library, the Amory Regional Museum, and at the Gilmore Foundation. This is Amory's oldest cemetery. The historic part of the cemetery was the original Cotton Gin Port cemetery. The Daily Journal also has an article about a recent facelift (straightening stones, etc.) that the cemetery received.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Dorsey School Seeks History

Dorsey Junior High's assistant principal is interested in preserving the history of the school and community.

So, he’s putting out a plea to all of Itawamba County who has such photographs — of principals, students, teachers, staff, buildings, rules or even styles of dress — to contact him so that they can be preserved and appreciated through this project.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Cotton Gin Port

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal had an article on the extinct town of Cotton Gin Port in Monroe County today.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Pvt. Patrick Bruton Receives Posthumous Purple Heart

Private Patrick Bruton died in 1952, but his daughter was presented with a Purple Heart recently for her father's heroic efforts in World War I.


Thursday, November 08, 2007


Bill Minor has an interesting article in the McComb Enterprise-Journal about the town of Bonhomie, a town created by lumberman W.S.F. Tatum.

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