Author: Dennis Partridge

1850 Lawrence County, Mississippi Census

Finally I found some time this weekend to place online the 1850 census for Lawrence County, Mississippi. This census provides information on residents of Lawrence County, Mississippi during 1850. The 1850 census was the first census to provide names of all members of the household, prior to this census, only the heads of the household was enumerated. Blacks, nor Indians are mentioned, unless they were “free.” Here’s some interesting facts about Lawrence County that I’ve gleamed from this census: 503,718 – value of real estate 82,000 – value of real estate for the richest man 3545 people. 2603 people...

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Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy

Welcome to Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy! My name is Dennis Partridge and I am the host for Lawrence County, Mississippi.  If you have any information that you would like to contribute to our site such as family Bible records, cemetery records, land records, deeds, wills, marriages, obituaries, old newspaper articles, etc. please send them to me and I will get them online. The photo used on this page is of a home built by Mr. Edward “Mutt” Branton. Apparently, Mr. Branton, as a young single man, built this house for a personal residence, likely in the 1940s, but unsure. The...

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Ruth Denson Death Certificate Transcription

The following death certificate transcription was forwarded to Madison County, ALGenWeb by Jeanne Hicks. State of Mississippi Mississippi State of Department of Health Vital Records Registration District No 557 File No 1070 Primary Registration District  No 8987 Place of Death: Silver Creek, Lawrence County, Mississippi Full Name: Mrs Ruth Denson Veteran: Not Female White married Birth date of deceased: 22 Feb 1846 Date of Death: Jan 24 1918 Age: 72 y 11 m 2 d Birthplace: VA Occupation: housewife Father: William Holloway, Mississippi Mother: Caroline Pitman, Mississippi Informant: Mrs W. R. Rawls cause of death: Chronic Nephritis I hereby certify I attended the deceased from Jul 1913 to Jan 24 1918 that I last saw her alive on Jan 24 1918 10pm. Physician Signature: B S Walker *****Please note that the informant is NOT a member of her family. Her mother is actually Caroline Francis Ford daughter of John Ford and Catherine Ard***** Back to: Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy Source: Death Certificate, Mississippi State File No 1070, Registrar’s No...

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Robert A. Cole Death Certificate Transcription

The following death certificate transcription was forwarded to Madison County, ALGenWeb by Jeanne Hicks. State of Mississippi Mississippi State of Department of Health Vital Records Standard Certificate of Death State File No 4340 State of Mississippi Registrar’s No 19 Place of Death: Monticello, Lawrence County, Mississippi Inside or Outside City? Inside Length of stay before death in: hospital – NA : community – 6 yrs Residence before death: Monticello, Lawrence County, Mississippi Full Name: Robert A. Cole Veteran: Not Male White Married Name Spouse: Mrs Mary Denson Cole Age of Spouse: 54 yrs Birthday of Deceased: 14 Oct 1887 Date of Death: 7 Mar 1944 10:55am Age: 56 y 4 m 23 d Birthplace: Lawrence Co Miss Occupation: Rural Mail Carrier Father: A M Cole, Lawrence Co Miss Mother: Mary Elizabeth Waltman, Lawrence Co Miss Informant: Mrs R A Cole, Monticello Miss immediate cause of death: Angina Pectorias 30 min, Due to high blood pressure I hereby certify I attended the deceased from 1 Jan 1944 to 3/7/44 that I last saw him alive on 3/7/44. Physician Signature: J W Wilson Address: Monticello, Miss 3/7/44 Burial 3/9/44 Monticello Miss Funeral Home: Walden’s F Home Prentiss, Miss Date Received at Registrar’s Office: 3/15/1944 Edna C McGuffee Back to: Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy Source: Death Certificate, Mississippi State File No 4340, Registrar’s No 19....

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James J Denson Death Certificate Transcription

State of Mississippi Mississippi State of Department of Health Vital Records Place of Death: Silver Creek, Lawrence County, Mississippi Registration District No 557 File No 12781 Primary Registration District No 4449   Full Name: Jas J Denson Veteran: Not Male White widowed Birth date of deceased: 29 Feb 1836 Date of Death: June 15 1918 Age: 82 y 3 m 25 d Birthplace: VA Occupation: Retired merchant Father: dont know Mother: dont know Informant: Mrs Edna Haynes cause of death: Chronic Intensive Nephritis I hereby certify I attended the deceased from 31 May 1918 to 15 Jun 1918 that I last saw him alive on Jun 15 1918. Physician Signature: B S Walker ***** Please note that even though his daughter did not know, it has since been proven via a bible record that he is the son of James Edward Denson and Matilda H Dashiell and that he was born in Nansemond County, Virginia ***** Back to: Lawrence County, Mississippi Genealogy Source: Death Certificate, Mississippi State File No 12781, Registrar’s No 4449....

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Family of William H. Bowen

William Bowen was born in North Carolina about 1794. William was a merchant while living in 1850 in Lawrence County, Mississippi, and a druggist while residing in Jefferson County, Mississippi in 1860. He married Eliza K. ? and had at least the following children, all born in South Carolina: John B. Bowen, born abt. 1827 in South Carolina. Employed as a Gunsmith in 1850 and still living with family in Lawrence County, Mississippi. Jacques B. Bowen, born about 1829 in South Carolina. Employed as a Gunsmith in 1850 and 1860. Married abt. 1859 to Mary ? and resided in Jefferson County in 1860. James L. Bowen, born abt. 1846 in South Carolina. He was enrolled in school in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1850, and enumerated with his father at Jefferson County, Mississippi as a clerk in the 1860 census. Adville G. C. Bowen was born abt. 1848 in South Carolina. He was enrolled in school in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1850, and enumerated with his father at Jefferson County, Mississippi as a clerk in the 1860 census. Adville served as a private for Company H, 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War. Henry P. Bowen was born abt. 1851 in South Carolina. He was enrolled in school in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1850, and enumerated with his father at Jefferson County, Mississippi as a clerk in the 1860...

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Mt Olive Church Of Christ Cemetery

Bogue Chitto, Lawrence County, Mississippi This information is taken from photographs made by Nancy Kossum and Marie Alexander Kossum in 1994. The photos are very clear; however, a few stones are weathered and did not photograph sharply. This information is transcribed as correctly as possible. If it was not entirely legible, I indicated with a ?. The markers were not photographed in any particular order, but the cemetery is quite small. The data below has been submitted by Leinda Peterman of Natchez, MS. 1. Robert S. Boone Amanda Boone Oct. 25, 1847 Mar. 16, 1855 Oct. 5, 1939 Oct. 17, 1900 2. Phylona Wife of F. M. Stewart Born Mar. 12, 1858 Died Feb. 26, 1898 3. Mary N. Boone Wife of J. B. F. Campbell Born July 30, 1978 Died Nov. 16, 1921 4. BOONE Mattie S. Jim S. 1874-1944 1865-1941 5. Duston D. Boone 1905-1942 6. Frank Boone Son of John W. and Venie Hart Boone Oct. 1902 – Nov. 1974 7. Mother Olga Boone Tews Heit Oct. 113, 1902 Mar. 28, 1982 8. Alma Lloyd Staffler Feb. 15, 1900 Oct 9, 1985 9. FRANKLIN George Earl Crystel S. Jan. 2, 1915 Nov. 19, 1916 June 27, 1983 10. STEWART Callie F. James W. Jan. 2, 1913 Oct. 20, 1914 Aug. 19, 1988 11. Billy Ray Stewart Mississipi SP4 US Army May 12, 1935 Nov. 14, 1972...

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Mount Moriah Cemetery, Silver Creek, Mississippi

Mount Moriah Cemetery, Silver Creek, Mississippi The following cemetery photograph was taken in the 1930’s by J. Howard Pennington. Transcribed on the back of the photo is the following: Click on the thumbnail photo above to see a larger version. J. Howard Pennington was the grandfather of Gerald Pennington who supplied the photograph for this page. The Smith’s were J. Howard Pennington’s grandparents. Thanks Gerald!!!  ...

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1870 Lawrence County Census

  Monticello P. O. P 173-180 FN Name Age Sex Race Occupation Value R. E. Personal Place of Birth 1/1 Learey Spewis ? W 2/2 Nairne Wm. ? W 3/3 Moore Mary B 4/4 Block Catherine W 5/5 Bloom Sibley W 6/6 Blount Finsey B 7/7 Dillion Dillard W W 8/8 Teunisson George A W 9/9 Benson Peggy B 10/10 Weathersby Hezikah W 11/11 McMillian J S 12/12 Sheppard Mahalah 13/13 Hunt Vaul ? 14/14 Baggett Phillis 15/15 ?Lelay Henry 16/16 Johnston Orville S 17/17 Garvin Silvester 18/18 Goode James 19/19 Weathersby Joe 20/20 Loenoir A. S. 21/21 Sharp Emily 22/22 Vannerson Wm 23/23 Calhoun Mary 24/24 Wade Elizabeth 25/25 Wade Alice 26/26 Travis Martha 27/27 Sutton Mary 28/28 Henry Caroline 29/29 Magee Anderson 30/30 Baggett Henry 31/31 Baggett Madison 32/32 Wilson George W 33/33 Wilson Thomas 34/34 Sheppard Albert 35/35 Carlisle J. J. 36/36 Smith Charles 37/37 ?Muse S. D. 38/38 Dickerson C 39/39 ?Hudnall E. T. 40/40 ? R. 41/41 Smith Barney 42/42 Hall Rose 43/43 Williams Stephen 44/44 Burgess ?Mane 45/45 Robertson Elam 46/46 ?Tyler J. C. 47/47 Cohea Chas 48/48 ? B. 49/49 Baggett Jack 50/50 Smith Thos H. 51/51 Smith Cary 52/52 Smith Casey 53/53 ?Bormer James 54/54 Oatis Pharaoh 55/55 Herring Benton 56/56 Grant Tim 57/57 Allen Thomas 58/58 Smith Ida 59/59 Stein Wm D 60/60 Smith Jacob 61/61 ?Byrnes Henry 62/62 Allen...

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12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

12th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Corinth, Mississippi, in May, 1861. The men were from the counties of Hinds, Adams, Lawrence, Copiah, Warren, Panola, Claiborne, Yazoo, Jefferson,  Holmes, and Calhoun. Ordered to Virginia, it was assigned to General Rodes’, Featherston’s, Posey’s, and Harris’ Brigade. The regiment participated in the various campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the long Petersburg siege south of the James River,  and saw action around Appomattox. It was mustered into Confederate  service with 1,013 men and lost 41 killed and 152 wounded at Seven Pines. The unit sustained 225 casualties at Gaines’ Mill and Grayser’s Farm, 59 in the Maryland Campaign, and 64 at Chancellorsville. It took 305 effectives to Gettysburg and surrendered with 1 Assistant-Surgeon and 53 enlisted men.  The field officers were Colonels Richard Griffith, Merry B. Harris,  Henry Hughes, and William H. Taylor; Lieutenant Colonel Samuel B. Thomas; and Majors James R. Bell, John R. Dickins, and W.H. Lilly. 2,427 Records from: National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System A-B Surnames: 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry C-D Surnames: 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry E-F Surnames: 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry G-H Surnames: 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry I-J Surnames: 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry K-L Surnames: 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry M Surnames: 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry N-R Surnames: 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry S Surnames: 12th...

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