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I am the great grandson of R.D.Wilson a member of the 16th Ms. Infantry, co. E. Also Thomas Harvey Newman, was his cousin, and nephew of R.D. Wilson's mother, Mary Jane Newman. Her first husband was Hiram Norman, my Great Great Grandfather was her second husband, John Wilson from Lawrence Co. Ms. R.D. Wilson had a half brother Hiram M. Norman who married a Kaigler, who's first husband was a Coney. love to talk research. I have a copy of the book.
Robert Jordan said:November 15, 2012 9:21 pm PST
My great great grandfather was Luke W Conerly. I'm not sure which of the daughters was my great-grandmother. We knew her only as "Mother Hill". Several of the family including myself, were born in Okolona MS, or Tupelo. Mother Hill continued to live in Houston MS for many years up until her death in 1972.
The re-issue of Luke's book was well worth it. The old original was tattered and torn, not to mention that family members would borrow it and then forget to pass it along.
John A. Watson said:May 27, 2012 8:57 pm PST
I am the decendent of two Magnolia,MS families. Specifically my mother's ensalved, maternal
grandfather was James Cornelius and her paternal grand father was Marshal Berkely. who inturn, parents were Hanna andArron Berkely. I am interrested in connecting with any of their decendents and / or being directed to primary research literature which help me generate a more complete picture of their history as enslaved and emancipated persons in Pike County,MS.Mu phone# is: 650-756-2414; email, email@example.com. Thans. .
D'Herval said:May 8, 2012 12:46 pm PST
I appreciate that this book, and the information therein, is available online because it has aided me in my genealogical research. I am a descendant of David Magee, a man who was a slave and who was owned by Calvin Fortenberry, in Pike County. The more that I learn about the county, which I have never even visited, and it's pioneering families, the more that I gleem from what my ancestors may have witnessed while working the fields there. Thanks so much!