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b.  Jan 1761
d.  Oct 30 1833
Amite Co.-1803, Adams Co. 1803, land on the waters of Sandy Creek. Later Franklin Co. and Copiah Co.,where he died Oct 30,1833; Unknown Lewis F. Ballard m.Mary Stuart, he was living with them in Copiah Co. at the time of 1830 Census.
1777-private in NC regiment,re-enlisted several times,DERBY indicates that Francis was a Major during the Revolution. The Natchez Court Record, 1767-1805 Abstracts;
May Wilson Mcbee
Pension Applications Documents, National Archive A.E. Casey & F.P. Otken, Amite Co., MS 1957, vIII, p480
Compiled by Vaughn Ballard, Family Histories, 2320 Country Green Lane,
Arlington TX 76011
1830 Census Copiah Co. MS, Microfilm# M19-70
Marshalla Ballard Downs -
Late 1700s/ 1819 
Ouachita Pa. LA
Wilkinson County Celia Watts Elizabeth;
Farmer, Unknown Marriage License 
Paula Barker -
b. Abt. 1760 in Robeson, NC; d. December 1806 in Natchez, Adams County, MS  Natchez, MS Brigadier General John Willis 1779 in Robeson, NC -
John WIllis born Abt. 1759 in Robeson/North Carolina; died 21 April 1802 in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi - Sandra Shields Cook -
 Col. Elias S. 
b.  05 October 1759 in Robeson/North Carolina; 
d. 15 May 1807 in Bayou Pierre/Claiborne/Miss. 
Bayou Pierre, Claiborne Co, MS Elizabeth Smith 
m. February 1780 in Robeson/North Carolina
Elizabeth Smith born 25 March 1764 in Bladen County, North Carolina; died 04 December 1812 in Bayou Pierre/Claiborne/Miss. - Sandra Shields Cook -
b. Abt. 1756 in Robeson/North Carolina; 
died 07 September 1810 in Port Gibson/Claiborne/Miss. 
Port Gibson, Claiborne Co, MS Esther Smith Abt. 1776 in Robeson/North Carolina -
Esther Smith born 1760 in Bladen County, North Carolina; died 1830 in Port Gibson/Claiborne/Miss. - Sandra Shields Cook -
b.   15 January 1772 in Robeson County, North Carolina; 
d. 30 April 1845 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. 
Claiborne Co., MS 1. O. Samuel Bridgers Bef. 1794 in Robeson/North Carolina; 
2. Thomas Barnes Aft. 1810 in Claiborne/Mississippi; 
Thomas Barnes born 04 September 1766 in Edgecomb,NC; died 17 March 1817 in Claiborne/Mississippi. - Sandra Shields Cook -
(Jacques Louis)
b Oct. 31, 1749 
in Cherbourg, 
On Cole's Creek 
near the 
County line
Michel (Mithell);
Sarah Elizabeth;
Susan Ann;
Mercenary soldier in 
American Rev.;
Farmer and Fisherman;
Most likely Catholic, 
for baptismal record is 
from Catholic Church 
in Cherbourg, France;
Census Records;
Church Baptismal 
Military Record;
Billy G. Lee -
ca 1777-? 1802 - MS territory;
1809 - Adams co. 
(married there);
1819 - Wilkinson co. (daughter born there);
Elizabeth LANG Mahala Arsilla (Sissley) BIRD
- MS early census index - MS Territory;
"The History of Amite" 
by Casey;
American State Papers;
Marriage Records compiled by Liahona, Inc.;
Tina Hall -
ca. 1789-1816 Bayou Pierre, Claiborne Co. Ms. 1807 Esther ______ married 1809 Claiborne Co. Ms Hezekiah; Zachariah; 
b in Claiborne Co.
- Claiborne Tax Rolls 1807-09; 
1810/1816 census Miss. Terr. Claiborne/Warren; Carter Territorial Papers, Vol. 6, p. 240
Charles P. Phillips -
John L.
b. 1770
d. 10/22/1862
12/21/1811 John granted 160 acres "On Beaver Creek", Amite Co. 1) Adelphia Batson
2) Elizabeth Wayles 
3) Sarah Terrell
Russell, Sermantha;
Andrew, Seaforth, Lafayette;
Capt. with Gen. Jackson at the Battler of New Orleans. 1815
Commissioned a LT. Col in MS Militia. 1838-1839 a MS Legistlator
Marion Co. 1812 property roll. 1810 Census -
Amite Co. VIV PUB of the MS Historical Society, Series A, No. 17, MS Dept. of Archives & History. Rowland's History of MS. 1813 MS Terr.
Rodney M Bond -
b.  abt. 1764
d. February 1820
On or before January 4, 1787 Fort Panmure area. Rosanna Manadue Sarah  b. 8/16/1987;
Elizabeth        3/25/1792;
Mary       September 1974;
William        5/14/1796;
Solomon      6/18/1798;
Rosanna        8/5/1800;
James            6/28/1802;
Abraham       2/3/1805;
Thomas         5/4/1807;
Willis       11/7/1809;
Louisa Adelia           1/27/1812;
Ana Liza                7/5/1814;
Planter English and American Oaths of Fidelity at Spanish Natchez 1787, by Winston DeVille
Will of Henry Manadue, Will Book C, page 76, Adams Co. MS
List of Tobacco Growers in 1790, Spanish Natchez District
Bible of Mrs. Rosanna Bonner and Miss Louisa A. Bonner
The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805 Abstracts of Early
Records, Volume Two.
Amanda LeDoux -
Samuel C.
b 1781 Wilkinson Co 1812;  Samuel had gone to Wilkinson Co in 1812 to volunteer with his two brothers, James and William, to volunteer for Gen. Claiborne's Regiment for service in the war of 1812.  After his enlistment was up, he met and married Elizabeth Price.  In 14 Nov 1815, he received a deed of conveyance from Rev War Soldier John Coulter, who had settled in the area after the war.  It was "...in
consideration of the Natural Love which I entertain for my dear relative, John Coulter Brice, a Child between ten and eleven months old the
descendant of Samuel Brice, and Elizabeth, his wife...I have given, granted, made over, and by these presents to give, grant, and make over
unto the said John Coulter Brice aforesaid One Negro Girl named Diddy, about seven years of age and now in the possession of the said Samuel Brice, father of the Child aforesaid,... Samuel later left MS for AR and later returned to LA and TX;
Elizabeth Price
m 4 March 1814
Wilkinson Co.
John Coulter 
b 11 Dec 1814, Wilkinson Co.
d 30 Apr 1881, Leakey, Edwards Co., TX;
Nancy b 1824, MS
d abt 1853;
Samuel Clinton 
b 1828, Gibsland, LA
d 3 Jul 1883, Oletha, Leon Co., TX;
Sarah G. b 1831, Gibsland, LA;
Margaret J. b 1833, Gibsland, LA;
Elizabeth b 1836, Gibsland, LA;
Farmer and wild horse catcher.  Received several land grants in MS, LA, and TX.  Members of the Baptist Church of Christ. Court documents Wilkinson Co, MS; Archival papers, census data, marriage records, Family History Books Elton Lacey Home Page
b. ca 1755 SC
d. 1830 Jefferson Co., Ms.
Spanish Land Grant 
20 Nov 1784 
Natchez District
Edna Gibson
b 1757 SC 
d 30 Sept 1839
Elizabeth m Isaac Whitaker 11 Jan 1810;
David m Annie Hackler 4 April 1816;
Rhoda m William England 17 Jan 1808;
John Jr. never married;
Edna m Isaac Perkins 26 Sept 1814;
- Natchez Court Records by May Wilson McBee;
Perkins Genealogy; Spanish Census for 1787 and 1792 by Carroll Ainsworth McElligot; 
Adams County Marriages by Norman Gillis; 
Obit. for Edna Gibson
Bullen, Rodney (Miss) Telegraph; Est. Papers for Aquilla Whitaker; Est. Papers for John B. Bullen
Carolyn Martin Cole -
Joseph, The Rev.
b 8 Jul 1750 Brimfield, MA;
d 26 Mar 1825;
Burided Jefferson Co, MS
Jefferson Co, just n of Natchez, 1802; Hanna Morse Joseph;
8 others
Graduated Yale 1772;
Ordained Congreational Minister;
Elected to Vermont Colonial Legislature;
Ministered to Chickasaw Indians near present Pontotoc Co, MS;
Established Presbyterian churches Jefferson Co;
- Robert W. Bullen -
b. ca 1781 
d. after 1827
Adams Co., Miss Territory, 
Natchez District, 20 Nov 1784 
with parents.
Isaac Whitake
b 17 April 1787 
d 20 April 1818
Cyrinthia Ann
b 7 May 1814
m Caleb Perkins
7 May 1830;
- Orville Whitaker Bible; 
Snow Bible; 
DAR Patriot Index; 
Est Papers for Aquilla Whitaker; Adams County Marriages 
(Elizabeth m 11 Jan 1810); 
Jefferson County Marriages (Elizabeth m 2nd Wm. Curtis 2
Dec 1819); 
Perkins Genealogy; 
Letter from J.L.Young to Abraham Whitaker, dated 17 Aug 1827
Carolyn Martin Cole -

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