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b.  9 June 1788 probably SC in the Georgetown/Marion
District, but possibly Scotland or Wales;
d.  26 August 1853
Adams/Franklin Cos.; He is listed on 1808 Adams Co.
Tax rolls, pg. 27
m. 19 December 1805
Mary Maria, b. abt. 1810 Franklin/Adams Co. MS, d. bef. Mar.1869 in Madison Co. MS. m. 1) Absalom Leggitt 6 Mar 1834 and m. 2) Dr. Robert M. Davis on 1 Dec. 1845 both in Madison Co. MS;
Hester Ann, b. 10 Sept. 1813 in Franklin Co. MS, m. 1) Ellis Pusey
Passmore 7 May 1829 Franklin Co. MS, m. 2) Andrew Jackson Warren on 18 Feb 1840 Madison Co. MS, d. 7 Feb. 1880, bur Old Madison Presbyterian
Church Cemetery, Madison Co. MS;
Richard Campbell, b 11 Apr 1815 Franklin Co. MS, m. Ellen Maria Lewis 21 Sept 1841 in Butler Co.,OH, d. 25 Jul 1889 Lavaca Co. TX, bur Old Sweet Home Cemetery (aka Bennett Cemetery) in Lavaca
Co. TX;
Jane, b. abt. 1820 Franklin Co. MS, m. John Whitis Leggitt on 7 Feb 1837, d. believed to be between 1874-1880;
Planter, served in War of 1812 I think.  Moved to Madison Co. MS in the late 1820's. Family Bible of Richard Campbell Sanders/Saunders and 1808 Tax Rolls of Adams/Franklin Cos. MS, MS 1810 Territorial  Census
listed in Franklin Co. MS
Sue Brinkman Alston -
b. 9 October 1792/7 
d. August 1862 
Buried in the New Texas Cemetery, Ashley Co. AR
Adams/Franklin Cos. MS 1)  Elizabeth FORD
m. July 1813, Amite Co., MS
2)  Lucretia
Robertson COTTON 
Spouse 1:
Keightley Jr.;
Rebecca (Ford);
Elizabeth Julian;

Spouse 2:

War of 1812, Occupation - Planter/Farmer MS Territorial Census records and Franklin Co. MS
1816 Census, Mississippi Territorial Papers
Sue Brinkman Alston -
b.  ca. 1770
d.  ca. 1830
Adams/Franklin Cos. MS. 
Listed i803 Natchez Court
? Littleton, Jr.;
Planter/Farmer Natchez Court records listed in Adams Co. MS, in
1810 listed in Franklin Co. MS Census, 1816 Listed In Franklin Co. MS
Sue Brinkman Alston -
b.  ca 1775/85
d.  after 1820
Adams/Franklin Cos. MS Unknown Unknown but possibly Richard and Lorenzo
Farmer/Planter MS 1810 Census Franklin Co. MS, 1816 Franklin Co.
MS Census, 1820 Franklin Co. MS Census
Sue Brinkman Alston -
b.  between 1770/1780
d.  before August 1834
Franklin Co. MS by 1810 Mary Mary;
Eliza Minerva;
Hester Ann;
Telitha Jane;
Wadwell Jr.;
Ashley Appleton;
Planter/Farmer 1810 Franklin Co. MS Census, MS Territorial Papers Sue Brinkman Alston -
SCHREIBER - SCRIBER, Stephen 1750-1824 Arrived Natchez 
16 May 1790
Elizabeth Elizabeth;
Abraham - 1st marriage
Revolutionary War;
Frontiersmen of N. Y.   Simms, Vol II, p 375;
Public Paper of George Clinton  Vol 6, pps 77, 80-82;
1790 Census of N. Y.;
Natchez Court Records - 1767-1805  McBee;
Joy D. Willson -
SCOTHORN, Nathan III b.  Bet. 1760 - 1764
Newport, Christiana Hundred, New Castle Co, DE;
d.  14 Feb 1814 Adams Co., MS
1807 - 1815 Adams Co., MS Unknown WILSON Nathan, IV b. 1790 Newcastle Co, DE or Cumberland Co, PA;
Mary b. 1794;
Margaret b. 1800 PA m.  John Evart/Everett;
John b. 1803 - 1804;
Isaac Wilson b. 23 Jun 1807 Jefferson or Shelby Co, KY;
m. Abt. 1789
Nathan IV remained in PA. 
Various early PA and MS records, court records, census records, vitals. Ellen Pack For Old Times Sake
1785/1830 Jefferson County Abigail GRIFFING John Wesley;
Sarah Ann;
William Emmett;
Penelope Malinda; 
Lucinda Eunice;
James Ira Byrd;
Thomas M.;
Methodist Minister The History of the Jersey Settlers of Adams Co;
A History of Methodism 
in Mississippi by John G. Jones;
Bren Cloud -
ca 1811-1860 Mississippi Territory LYSITTY Frances Amanda;
- The Descendants of Benjamin Scrivner by Doris Scrivner Collier Deborah Gallaher -
b. bet 1770-1774 
d. prior Dec 21, 1829
Jefferson Co by 1805 Elizabeth SCHREIBER, SCRIBER John Henry;
Julia Ann;
Paulina P.;
Martha E.;
- Deed Records - 
Jefferson Co 1808;
1805 Jefferson Co Census;
Joy D. Willson -
Fredrich W.
d. after 1805 Abt. 9 miles south of Natchez fort on property patented in Pensacola, Florida 250A on Second Creek; Sarah PARRISH Shenk William;
Mary Ann SHENK/aka Kennard
- The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805 Abstracts of
Early Records. p 21, Book A, p 151;
Susan BONNER Kennard -
Nov. 8, 1761 - 
Sept. 27, 1823
Claiborne Co, MS
between 1811-1814
Elizabeth NEEL Mary m Robert Smith Caldwell;
James Spratt; 
Thomas Neel; 
Marquis D.; 
Sarah Julia; 
Son of Moses Shelby whose will was dated 
Sept. 2, 1776 in
Mecklenberg Co, NC;
Lived in York Co, SC, 
later in Greene Co, GA,
later in Livingston Co, KY, 
and then in Claiborne Co,
Elizabeth Neel , wife of 
Moses Shelby, was dau 
of Col. Thomas Neel 
and Jean Spratt;
Various books on the Shelby family;
Claiborne Co deed records; Estate records of Moses Shelby in Claiborne Co;
York County S.C. deed records;
Will of Moses Shelby in NC;
Greene County, GA 
George Shirley -
b. 1782 NC
d. 28 Jun 1864 LA
Arrived in MS abt 1811 and settled in area of Little Beaver Creek, a tributary of the Buffalo River in Wilkinson Co, MS; (1) unknown; 
(2) Catherine JACKSON  m 16 Jan 1815 Wilkinson
Co, MS;
First Wife:
1. Elizabeth b 1805, m James SHAW abt 1824, died
1841/1845 Claiborne Par, LA
2. Jesse b 1807; m (1)Edith Orpha SIMMONS 18 Oct 1827, m (2) Martha Frances (MORGAN) BOUCHER ADAMS, died 1895 Webster Par, LA

Second wife - all children b Wilkinson Co, MS.
1. Jackson b 1818; m Elizabeth BAKER 1 May 1834 Wilkinson Co,MS, died 1880/1900 Webster Par,LA
2. Nancy Jane b 1 Dec 1824, m John F. COURTNEY 24 Nov 1844  Wilkinson Co,MS, d 3 Nov 1892  Bowie Co,TX.
3. George Washington b 1828, m Mary Ann AULD 26 Dec 1849
 Claiborne Par,LA, d 1863 in Civil War
4. Benjamin Franklin b 1829,  m Sophronia HOLLIMAN 26
Dec 1849 Claiborne Par,LA, d Jul 1863 in Civil War.

Member of Union Missionary Baptist Church; 
buried at St. Lukes Cem, Evergreen, Webster Par,LA on Bull Hill;
MS State census records 1815 thru 1845 in Wilkinson Co,MS; Federal MS census records 1820 thru 1840 in Wilkinson Co,MS; Federal LA census records 1850 and 1860 in Claiborne Par,LA;
Marriage and land records in Wilkinson Co,MS and Claiborne Par,LA; 
Jesse SIKES Bible records; 
Succession Record of Benjamin SIKES in 1864 in Claiborne Par,LA; Cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions; 
Passport info issued to Benjamin SIKES in 1810 by Governor of Georgia to cross Indian lands.
Dennis Maguire -
d. about 1786 Living at Coles Creek Settlement on bluffs near creek confluence with Mississippi River, by January 1777. Ursula Cleveland Daughter, m. William Curtis;
Charles Simmons, b. 1750, m. Elizabeth Davis;
Daughter, m. Clement Dyson;
Daughter, m. Squire Thomas Smiley;
Daughter, m. Joseph Bonner;
James Simmons, b. ca. 1775, m. Nancy Sullivan;
Jacob Simmons, m. Polly;
Had a 550 acre tract surveyed on 8 January 1777.  Last known
petition for land was on 25 November 1785.
Julia Clare Gurley Simmons, Some Descendants of
James Simmons Natchez District 1777 (Houston, 1975), based on Natchez court records found in the McBee Collection.
David Nolan -
Saint Noel
b. 28 Nov 1700 
d. 1757
Natchez, April  1719 Marie Josephe RICHAUME Noel Etienne Soileau;
Seven other children
Son Noel is listed in the 1770 as a soldier and in the 1776 and 1785 muster rolls as
an officer.
1770 and 1776 Muster rolls 
for the Opelousas Militia;
Immigration Records recieved from Lillian Soileau, Opelousas, La
Holly J. Guidry -
b. 1745
d. 1819 Liberty, Amite Co., MS
Anute County, 1806 
Migrated from North Carolina
Jane WATSON Jeanette;
Served with the N.C. troops during the Revolutionay War and was also a Patriot. He was a farmer and was a Presbyterian. Louisiana Bible and Family Records 1973 Vol.13, Louisiana Society, NSDAR; Amite County Mississippi 1699-1865 Vol.2 ;
Mississippi Genealogical Society Vol. 10.
Wanda Garrett Fuxan -
SPIRES (Spiars),
@1760-1840-42 Franklin County Hetty 
(Hester or Ester) 
John W.; 
Farmer, b in Ky, 
lived with Indians 
in youth
McBee, Spanish Land 
Grants and other 
references to both John 
and his wife Hetty; 
Took oath of 
Alliegence in 1798; 
Franklin Co Land Records; 
Will of Hetty Spiars, etc.
Kate Mullins -
d. by 1816 Seltsertown 
and Old Greenville
(#2 m. James Watson)
Ruth (m. Richard King);
- Original Research Mississippi State Archives,
Adams and Jefferson Co. Court House Records
Pat Finnell -
b May 05, 1871
Edgefield Dist, SC
d Aug 23, 1849
Hinds County, MS 
Amite County, 
Liberty Area 
- John 07-30-1798 Edgefield SC;
Alexander 10-25-1800 Edgefield SC;
Robert 02-14-1803 Edgefield SC;
William 02-24-1806 Amite MS m Sarah (Hanks);
Mary "Polly" 05-08-1808 Amite MS;
Sarah 08-28-1811 Amite MS;
Rebecca 04-04-1814 Amite MS;
Joseph Wallace 03-28-1816 Amite MS;
Margaret A.  05-16-1819 Amite MS;
Farmer Our Amite County Research Book "Stewarts of Amite County" 1962 by the late Dr Edsel F Stewart
which addresses the family as recorded 
and copied from Stewart  family Bible.
Charlotte Stewart-Theriot -
Ezra Courtney "Israel"
1812/1865 Amite County Calista Ann WILKINSON George Washington;
Jane Ann;
Farmer Stephen Wilkinson 
Cemetery, Busy Corner 
Amite Co., Marriage 11-7-1840 Wilkinson Co.;
Suit of Jacob Stokes Jr vs 
Jacob Stokes Sr 7th District Court East Feliciana Parish, Clinton LA 3-17-1851
pg 242, at the death of Mary Stokes, Jacob Sr.'s wife;
Bren Cloud -
b.  1754 Orange, Va.
d.  1826 Adams Co., MS
Pine Ridge ca 1780 Francis Martin? Lewis;
- Online Sources Nancy Wells Stowers Williams -
Unknown Cole Creek and 
Second Creek 
by 1777
Mary DOYLE Mary;
- Wilkinson/Adams Co deeds;  census; Susan BONNER Kennard -
b. ?
d. 1830
Scotch Settlement Puffer's Creek, Jefferson Cty MS; Phoebe HUMPHREYS
m. 1820
Margaret J.;
Mary J;
Operated Lumber and Grist Mills Jefferson Cty probate records;
John's son, Steaphan;
Steaphan's son, Henry;
Census records;
Orphan's court records;
Ann Sutton Pellicone -
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