Blueberry Farm
Sally Berry & Elijah Thurman
***
 Sally Berry  3  (John2, John1)  daughter of John Berry and Edith Ann Polk, was born c1790 in South Carolina
*
      She married  Elijah Thurman
       While all researchers agree that his name was indeed Elijah, some show him as H. Elijah and others shown him as Elijah J. Thurman.
*
  Other researchers have shown that both  Sally and Elijah are deceased by 1855, but I have found no official record of 
  their deaths.  That deduction probably comes because they are not found in the 1860 census of Mississippi.
*
  Elijah is enumerated in the 1820 Marion Co Mississippi  federal census   Census Image
  It appears they have 5 children under the age of 10, and they are both under 26 years of age.
3 m under 10 
1 m 16-26 
2  f under 10
1  f 16-26 
**
  I have been unable to locate Elijah and Sally in any Mississippi census records for 1830
  The only Thurman I can find in 1830 is Philip Thurman, age 70-80 in the Claiborne Co census.
*
  Census Index shows Elijah in the 1837, 1841, and 1845 state census of Simpson Co Mississippi
*
  They are enumerated in the  1840 Simpson Co Mississippi  federal census
Gender
under 5
5-10
10-15
15-20
20-30
40-50
Male
0
1
0
1
1
1
Female
1
0
1
1
0
1
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  1850 Simpson Co Mississippi    Enumerated November 02, 1850 by Angus W. Smith   Page 324b
   #524/524   next door to Wm Thurman and John Waldrop     Census Image
Elijah Thurman 60 South Carolina
Sally Thurman 60 South Carolina
Redden Thurman 16 Mississippi
Centilla Thurman 13 Mississippi
*
  One researcher makes note:  H. Elijah Thurman:  Served in Civil War:  36th MS Infantry  Lauderdale and Simpson Co
  However, noting the age,  I would think it might more  likely be  Elijah, son of  Hugh Thurman, and grandson to Elijah
  and Sally.
*
        Known children of Sally Berry and Elijah Thurman are:
2 i.  Able Chatman Thurman, Sr 4  born c1816, and died before 1840 in Mississippi
3 ii.  Hugh / Hughy Thurman born c1817 and died October 24, 1873 in Simpson Co Mississippi
4 iii.  William Woodard Thurman   born c1822 in Marion Co Mississippi & died November 1853 in Simpson Co Ms
 iv. Daniel James Thurman  born c1830  in Mississippi 
I have been unable to locate him in the 1850 census of Mississippi
 v. Redden Thurman  born c1834 in Mississippi 
 vi. Centilla Thurman  born c1837 in Mississippi
*
Blueberry Farm
 Generation 4

 2.  Able Chatman Thurman, Sr 4   (Sally3, John2, John1) was born c1816 & died c1838 in Simpson Co Mississippi.

*
           He married  Elizabeth Loftin

*
             The only known child of Able and Elizabeth is:

 5 i. Able Chatman Thurman, Jr 5   was born April 04, 1837 (some say in South Carolina),  and died November 18, 1911 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
blueberry cluster
 3.  Hugh / Hughy Thurman  4   (Sally3, John2, John1)    was born c1817 in Marion Co Mississippi and died October 24, 1873
*
           He married  Frances J. Parsons  c1838.    She was born c1818 in Louisiana, and died May 18, 1896

Both are buried in Strong Cemetery, Pinola, Simpson Co Mississippi
*
*

  Sources: 
  Eddie L. Thurman     IGI Film # 1985375
  Loren A. Thurman     Ancestry.Com World Tree
* *
  1837 Simpson Co State Census
*
  Hugh is indexed in the 1840 Simpson Co federal census, but the page is apparently missing from my copy
*
  1850  Simpson Co Mississippi   Enumerated October 29, 1850 by Angus W. Smith  Page 321a
  Next door to Henry Berry, Willis Huckaby, and Isaac Fortenberry    # 474 / 474    Census Image
Hugh Thurman 35 Mississippi
Frances Thurman 32 Louisiana
Frank Thurman 12 Mississippi
Elijah Thurman  7 Mississippi
George W. Thurman  6 Mississippi
Sara J. Thurman  4 Mississippi
Mary E. Thurman  1 Mississippi
*
  1860 Simpson Co Mississippi   3rd Beat  Westville P.O.  Page 229
  Enumerated September 27, 1860 by C.B. Banks   #619/619     Census Image
  Farmer  $1200/1500
Hugh Thurman 44 Mississippi
Frances Thurman 43 Louisiana
George W. Thurman 15 Mississippi
Sarah J. Thurman 13 Mississippi
Mary E. Thurman 11 Miississippi
Susan Thurman 9 Mississippi
William Thurman 7 Mississippi
Martha Thurman 5 Mississippi
Aley Thurman 3 Mississippi
*
  1870 Simpson Co Mississippi  Westville Beat 3    Page 319b     Census Image
  Enumerated 20 June 1870 by G.W. Farlow    #197 / 198   Farmer     $800 / $600
Hugh Thurman 55 Mississippi
Frances Thurman 40 Louisiana
Susan Thurman 16 Mississippi
William Thurman 18 Mississippi
*
  1880 Simpson Co Mississippi
  SD 2 ED 100 Beat 3, page 5
  Enumerated 15 June 1880 by LB Harper  #35/35
Francis Thurman 61 Mississippi
Susan Thurman 33 Mississippi
Nicy Thurman 16 Mississippi
**
*
       Children of Hugh Thurman and Francis Parsons are:
  6 i. Francis  Marion "Frank" Thurman 5   born October 27, 1837 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died October 01, 1918, burial in Strong River Cemetery, Pinola, Simpson Co Mississippi
  7 ii. Elijah "Lige" Thurman born October 27, 1842, and died October 27, 1897, burial in Strong River Cemetery, Pinola, Simpson Co Mississippi***
  8iii. George Washington Thurman   born December 22, 1844 in Mississippi, and died January 10, 1910 in Mississippi, burial in Hathorn Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi
  iv. Sarah J. Thurman   born c1846 in Mississippi
  9 v. Mary Elizabeth Thurman   born February 08, 1849, and died April 28, 1928, burial in Strong River Cemetery, Pinola, Simpson Co Mississippi. 
10 vi. William  M. Thurman  born April 21, 1853 in Simpson Co Mississippi , and died January 10, 1923, burial in Pinola Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi. 
  vii. Martha 'Mattie' Thurman born c1855       She married  Henry Hampton
1880 Census Image

 1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3
 Enumerated July , 1880 by LB Harper
  page 47  #426/426
Hnery Hampton, age 21, born in Mississippi
Mattie Hampton, age 22, born in Mississippi

Next door to Albert and Rosa Berry

   viii. Susan Thurman  born January 31, 1857, and died July 05, 1902, burial in Strong River Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.   She never married
    ix. Aley Thurman born c1857
    x. Nicy Thurman  born c1864
  xi. Emma Lanicie Thurman   burial in Macedonia Cemetery, Pinola -Weathersby, Simpson Co Mississippi. 
Se married  Lonzo Brown 
blueberry cluster
4.  William Woodard Thurman4   (Sally3 Berry, John2, John1)   was born c1822, probably in Marion Co Mississippi, and died Novem-
     ber 1853 in Simpson Co Mississippi.
*
          He married  Nancy  Perrette    (the surname has been shown with many variations of spellings)
            Her dates are not known, though she is probably the daughter of Enoch and Nancy Perrette, shown to be living two doors
         away in the 1850 census of Simpson Co.

          She is said to be buried in Grubbs Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi, though I find no listing in the records of that
          cemetery.

*

  1850 Simpson Co Mississippi   Enumerated November 02, 1850 by Angus W. Smith   Page 324b
   #523/523   next door to Elijah Thurman and John Waldrop 
Census Image
William Thurman 23 Mississippi
Nancy Thurman 24 Mississippi
Patsy Thurman   6 Mississippi
Daniel Thurman   3 Mississippi
Mary J.  Thurman   2 Mississippi
Mancel Thurman   1 Mississippi
**
  1860 Simpson Co Mississippi  Westville P.O.   Page 174    Enumerated August 16, 1860 by C.B. Banks   #246/246 
  Nancy is head of household, listed as farmer, and property valued at $400 / 200 Census Image
Nancy Thurman 38 Mississippi
Martha Thurman 14 Mississippi
Daniel Thurman 13 Mississippi
Mary J. Thurman 12 Mississippi
Mansel Thurman 11 Mississippi
James Thurman  9 Mississippi
William W. Thurman  7 Mississippi
**
  In 1870, Nancy, James, and William are living with  Daniel and his wife  in Simpson Co Mississippi

  1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3
 Enumerated July 6, 1880 by LB Harper
 Page 40  #363/363  lives alone, near two sons, William and Daniel Thurman.

  Nancy Thurman, age 57, born in Mississippi

  In 1900  Nancy is living with her granddaughter, Susan Grubbs, and her own daughter, Patsy Thurman Brown.

*
    Children of William Thurman and Nancy Parrett / Perrot are:
      i. Patsy "Martha" Thurman born November 1847 in Mississippi. 
She married  John Brown

I think this is them:

1880 Simpson Co SD 2 ED 101  Beat 2
Enumerated 30 June 1880 by HT Catron
#146/146, page 19

JS Brown, age 34, born in Mississippi
Martha Brown, age 34, born in Mississippi
Mary Brown, age 14, born in Mississippi
Lulu Brown, age 12, born in Mississippi
Susan Brown, age 11, born in Mississippi
Solomon Brown, age 9, born in Mississippi

1900 Simpson Co Census Image
Patsy, apparently a widow,  is living with her daughter, Susan Grubbs, along with her own mother, Nancy 
#185 / 185
M.M. Grubbs, age 29, born October 1860 in Mississippi
Susan Grubbs, age 28, born September 1871 in Mississippi
Martha J. Grubbs, age 10, born September 1889 in Mississippi
Susan M. Grubbs, age 8, born January 1892 in Mississippi
James T. Grubbs, age 5, born August 1895 in Mississippi
Solomon Grubbs, age 2, born August 1896 in Mississippi
Albert H. Grubbs, age 1,  born September 1898 in Mississippi
Patsy Brown, mother in law, born November 1847 in Mississippi
Nancy Thurman, illegible, age 76, born January 1824 in Mississippi, both parents born in SC

11 ii. Daniel Thurman born October 07, 1847 in Westville, Simpson Co Mississippi, and died January 28, 1929.
  iii.  Mary Jane Thurman  born c1848, and died before 1900.
She married  John Lucas
In 1860, John Lucas was living in the household of  Thomas & Rebecca Hutson  next door to Nancy Thurman, his age was 18.
 

1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3
 Enumerated July 6, 1880 by LB Harper
 Page 41  #372/372

John Lucas, age 40, born in Mississippi
Mary J. Lucas, age 30, born in Mississippi
Celestia Lucas, age 14, born in Mississippi
Frances Lucas, age 13, born in Mississippi
Lauren Lucas, age 9, born in Mississippi
Malissa Lucas, age 7, born in Mississippi
Ruth Lucas, age 5, born in Mississippi
Dolley Lucas, age 4, born in Mississippi
Nancy Lucas, age 2, born in Mississippi

1900 Simpson Co Mississippi

John Lucas, widower, age 62, born November 1837 in Mississippi
Solicity Lucas, dau, age 34, born Mary 1866 in Mississippi
Polly Lucas, dau, age 22, born February 1878 in Mississippi
Annie Lucas, dau, age 16, born December 1883 in Mississippi
Frances Runnells, son-in-law, age 22, born November 1877 in Mississippi, married 1 mo.
Nannie Runnells, wife, age 21, born July 1879 in Mississippi

12 iv. Mansel  T. Thurman  born June 18, 1849, and died November 15, 1916 in Yazoo Co Mississippi. 
    v. James Thurman  born c1851
13 vi. William Woodard Thurman, Jr.   born c1854 in Simpson Co Mississippi
Blueberry Farm
 Generation 5

5.  Able Chatman Thurman, Jr 5  (Able4, Sally3, John2, John1)   was born April 04, 1837 (some say in South Carolina),  and died
     November 18, 1911 in Lawrence Co Mississippi

*
             He married  Martha Virginia Myers   on June 18, 1855 in Westville, Simpson Co Mississippi.
          She was born April 20, 1838, and died October 17, 1909

Both are buried in Newsome-Bush Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi

Abel Chatman and Martha Myers Bible
Present Owner:  Katy Edna Thurman Berry  R.F.D. Pinola, Simpson Co Mississippi  (1967) 
Transcribed by Inez Coleman Myers       Contributed by Joseph Carter

The mother of Abel Thurman is Elizabeth Loftin

Births:
Abel Chatman Thurmas was born April 4th 1837
Martha Myers was born April 20th 1838
Hugh Franklin Thurman b. May 13th 1857
William Filmore Thurman b. May 14th, 1859
Laura Elizabeth Thurman b. Feb. 19th 1862
Mary Aphalona Thurman b. Nov. 7th 1865
Abel Chatman Thurman b. March 15, 1869
Edward Clay Thurman b. Jan. 27th 1872
Martha Balzora Thurman b. Oct 20th 1874
Sara Katy Thurman b. Nov 4th 1877
Dave Walker b. May 1855

    Note by Inez Myers Coleman:
              We do not know who the above "Dave" is:   the  entry is in different handwriting and 
              different ink was used.  Victor Walker married Sadie  Hathorn,  the granddaughter  of 
              Dennis Pickney Berry.

   Note by Susan BARLOW Holmes: 
             Walkers were married throughout our Berry and allied families:)

Marriages:
Abel Thurman of Simpson Co. and Martha Myers of Simpson Co the 18th day of June 1855 at Westville by Henry Smith J.P.
Hugh Thurman was married Oct 18th 1877 to Theodocia Waltman
William Filmore Thurman m. April 16th 1889 to Lula Waltman
Laura Elizabeth Thurman m. Nov. 4th 1878 to Joe L. Thompson
Mary Aphalona Thurman m. Feb. 13th 1887 to Henry Newsome
Abel Chatman Thuman was married Sept. 2nd 1888 to Minnie Thompson 
Edward Clay Thurman was married Feb. 19th 1891 to Alice Blackmon
Martha Balzora Thurman married April 7th 1898 to Jordan D. Barber

Deaths:
Laura Elizabeth Thompson died April 10th 1908
Martha Thurman died October 17th 1909
Abel Thurman did November 18th 1911
Sara Katy Barber died Jan. 3d 1912
Hugh Franklin Thurman died Jan. 8th 1914

A note inside the Bible written by Minnie Thompson Thurman, undated,  states: 
  "Able Thurman and Martha Myers had 57 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren."

Children of Able Thurman and Minnie Thompson
Doctor Barber Thurman  b. May 20, 1889
Maybell Thurman  b. Sept. 2, 1890
Katy Edna Thurman  b. Aug. 9, 1891
Lennie Lois Thurman b. Oct. 26, 1892
James Abel Thurman b. Mar. 18, 1895
Joseph Ramzy Thurman b. June 24, 1898
Minnie Etta Thurman b. May 11, 1903
Laura Ann Gladis Thurman b. Mar. 28th 1905
Ashby Hewette Thurman b. Sept. 12, 1909

Note from Inez Coleman: 
     Katy Edna Thurman (b.1891) married my mothers brother, Albert Gallatin Berry, Jr. 

One further note:  Inez states that this Bible record, transcribed in 1967 was in the home of Katy Edna Thurman Berry; however, Katy was deceased in 1963.  Perhaps it was with one of he

*

  I  find  an  Abel Thurman in  the  1841 Simpson Co state census index,  but do not have
   the record.   He was about 4 years of  age,  and his father is deceased.
  I have been unable to locate an 1850 census record.
*
  1860 Simpson Co Mississippi  1rst Beat  Westville P.O.
  Enumerated September 15, 1860 by C.B. Banks    #470/470    Census Image
  Farmer  $500
Able Thurman 23 Mississippi
Martha Thurman 22 Mississippi
Hugh F.  Thurman  3 Mississippi
William Thurman  1 Mississippi
**

 1870 Monticello, T 8 R 19 W  Lawrence Co Mississippi  Page 132
  Enumerated July 26, 1870 by W.S. Baggett    #1039/1039
  Farmer   $750 / $610

Able Therman 33 Mississippi
Martha Therman 32 Mississippi
H. F.  Therman  13 Mississippi
Wm. F. Therman 11 Mississippi
S.E. Therman   8 Mississippi
M.A. Therman   4 Mississippi
Able C. Therman  1 Mississippi
*

1880 Lawrence Co  Beat 4 SD 2 ED 121  Pg 20
#163/163     Enumerated 16 June 1880 By RO Byrne
Abel Thurman, age 44, born in Mississippi
Martha Thurman, age 43, born in Mississippi
Mary A. Thurman, age 14, born in Mississippi
Able C. Thurman, age 11, born in Mississippi
Edward C. Thurman, age 8, born in Mississippi
Martha B. Thurman, age 5, born in Mississippi
Sarah K. Thurman, age 2, born in Mississippi
Elbert Morris, black servant, age 16, born in Mississippi

  Cemetery  Records  from  the Newsom - Bush Cemetery  in Lawrence  Co  Mississippi,
  show Abel Thurman,  born April 04, 1837, and died November 18, 1911, along with his
  wife, Martha Myers Thurman, born April 20, 1838 and dying October 17, 1909. 

  Also buried in  the Newsom-Bush Cemetery is a son of Able and Martha, Hugh Franklin
  Thurman,  born  May 13, 1857  and  died January 07, 1914,  along  with  his  wife,  Mrs. 
  Sarah  Theodoshia "Doria"  Waltman Thurman,  born June 15, 1861  and  dying October 
  16, 1947,  married October 18, 1878 in Lawrence Co Mississippi.

  Also buried in  that cemetery is J.R. Thurman 01 Jan 1885 - 23 Aug 1911, whom I have
  not identified.

**
  Children of Able Thurman and Martha Myers are:
 i. Hugh Franklin Thurman born May 13, 1857 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died January 08, 1914
*
He married Sarah Theodoshia Waltman  on October 18, 1877 in Lawrence Co Mississippi.
The daughter of Edward P. Waltman and Martha Newsome, she was born June 15, 1861 and died October 16, 1947

Both are buried in Newsome Bush Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi
*

  1880 Lawrence Co Mississippi  ED 121 Beat 4  Page 10 
  Enumerated June 08, 1880 by R.O. Byrnes
  # 88/88   Next door to Sarah's mother and step father, T.J. and Martha Sheppard
H.F. Thurman, age 23, farming, born in Mississippi, both parents born in Mississippi
Sarah T. Thurman, age 19, born in Mississippi, both parents born in Mississippi
William E. Thurman, age 2, born in Mississippi
Rosa L. Thurman, age 4 mo, born February 1880 in Mississippi

Children:
William E. Thurman  born c1878
Rosa L. Thurman  born February 1880 in Mississippi
Elizabeth Thurman  born November 30, 1885  in Lawrence Co Mississippi
Myrtia Ellen Thurman
Paul Russell Thurman, born Aug. 4, 1889 and died July 14, 1953.

 ii. William Filmore Thurman  born May 14, 1859 in Lawrence Co Mississippi, and died March 10, 1826.
*
He married  Lula Waltman  on April 15, 1880 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
The daughter of Edward P. Waltman and Martha Newsome, she was born c1865.
 
  1880 Lawrence Co Mississippi  ED 121 Beat 4  Page 10 
  Enumerated June 08, 1880 by R.O. Byrnes
  # 89/89   Next door to Lula's mother and step father, T.J. and Martha Sheppard, and Hugh Thurman
W.F. Thurman, age 21, born in Mississippi,  both parents born in Mississippi
Lula Thurman, age 16, born in Mississippi,  both parents born in Mississippi

Children:

  • Lina Elizabeth Thurman   born April 22, 1881 
  • Mary Ella Thurman  born March 18, 1884 
  • Martha Virginia Thurman
  • Allen Granberry Thurman  born October 09, 1888 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
  • Florence Josephine Thurman
  • William Curtis Thurman  born September 24, 1891 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
  • Frances Sylvester Thurman
  • Cecil Thurman
 iii. Laura Elizabeth Thurman   born February 19, 1862, and died April 10, 1908

She married Joe L. Thompson  on November 04, 1878     are he and Minnie sibling's

 iv. Mary  Aphalona Thurman   born November 07, 1865 

She married Henry Newsome on February 13, 1887

 v. Abel Chatman Thurman (3rd) born March 15, 1869

He married Minnie Thompson  on September 02, 1888

Children:

  • Doctor Barber Thurman  b. May 20, 1889
  • Maybell Thurman  born September 02, 1890
  • Katy Edna Thurman  born August 09, 1891, and died December 17, 1963     She married  Albert Gallatin Berry, Jr., son of Albert Gallatin Berry, Sr. and Lucy Mullins.  He was born April 04, 1891, and died October 16, 1970.  Both are buried in Stonewall Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi     Click on his name for more of this family
  • Lennie Lois Thurman born October 26, 1892
  • James Abel Thurman born March 18, 1895
  • Joseph Ramzy Thurman born June 24, 1898
  • Minnie Etta Thurman born May 11, 1903
  • Laura Ann Gladis Thurman born March 28, 1905
  • Ashby Hewette Thurman born September 12, 1909
 vi. Edward Clay "Ned" Thurman born January 27, 1872

He married Alice Blackmon on February 19, 1891

 vii. Martha Balzora "Mattie" Thurman  born October 20, 1874
*
She married Curtis A. Waltman   on March 25, 1890 in Lawrence Co Mississippi.
The son of Edward P. Waltman and Martha Newsome, he was born January 02, 1871 in Lawrence Co Ms
*
In 1880 Curtis is still at home, age with his mother and step-father, T.J. and Martha Sheppard, his age was 9
*
Children:
Jack Thomas Waltman
Mattie Jewel Waltman
Bessie Waltman
Louie A. Waltman
 viii. Sara Katy Thurman born November 04, 1877 

She married Jordan D. Barber on April 07, 1898

**
Blueberry Farm
 6.  Francis  Marion "Frank" Thurman 5   (Hugh4, Sally3, John2, John1)  was born October 27, 1837 in Simpson Co Mississippi,
      and died October 01, 1918, burial in Strong River Cemetery, Pinola, Simpson Co Mississippi
*
         He married  Margaret Elizabeth Fortenberry daughter of  Isaac Fortenberry and Blanche Shivers, on June 06, 1861
       in Westville, Simpson Co Mississippi.    She was born August 04, 1843.
*
   Frank fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, Co A 39th MS Regular
   Date of death per Civil War papers
   This  is  one  of  those ' family circles' .....  Blanche Shivers is the daughter of Jemima Berry and
   John  Shivers,  Jemima  is in  turn  the sister of John,  who  is  father  to Sally, whose  family  is
   outlined on this page.
  In 1860 Simpson Co, Frank, age 23 is living with  Tally M. and Mary Berry.

  1870 Simpson Co Mississippi   Beat 3, Westville P.O.   Enumerated 16 June 1870 by G.W. Farlow
  Page 317b  #153-154  Farmer  $500 / $300      Census Image

Francis Thurman 31 Mississippi
Margrett E. Thurman 36 Mississippi
Mary Thurman  9 Mississippi
Fannie Thurman  6 Mississippi
George Thurman  1 Mississippi
*Next door to German Walker

  1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3
  Enumerated June 29, 1880 by LB Harper
  Page 28  #250/250  Farmer

Francis Thurman 42 Mississippi
Margaret Thurman 36 Mississippi
Mary Thurman 18 Mississippi
Fannie Thurman 13 Mississippi
George Thurman 10 Mississippi
Hugh Thurman   6 Mississippi
Amanda Thurman   3 Mississippi
                                Next door to Phoeba Shivers and Robert Shell.
*

        Children of Frank Thurman and Margaret Fortenberry are:

  i. Willis Thurman 6
 ii. Mary Jane Thurman born March  27, 1862 in Mississippi, and died in July 1945.
*
She married  John Edward Waltman  on October 25, 1880 in Simpson Co Mississippi
The son of Edward P. Waltman and Martha Newsome, he was born c1855
*
Children:
Leona Mattie Waltman  born November 21, 1883
Robert Newsom Waltman
Jim Waltman
Nola Waltman
Lela Waltman
Estus D. Waltman, 1888-1972  married Ava Berry, daughter of Monroe Franklin Berry and Lorena Madagascar Berry
Ava was born in September 1891, and died in January 1977.     Both are buried in the Newhebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co Mississippi.  They had no children.
 iii. Fannie T. Thurman born July 17, 1866 in Mississippi, and died August  1921 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
*
She married  Thaddeus Waltman, son of Edward P. Waltman and Martha Newsome
*
In 1880 Thaddeus is still at home, age with his mother and step-father, T.J. and Martha Sheppard, his age was 11
*
Children:
Claude Waltman  born December 25, 1896 
Coley Waltman born August 04, 1899 
Alonzo Wilford Waltman
Elizabeth Waltman 
Willie Waltman 
 iv. George Washington Thurman born July 1869 in Prentiss, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi, and died in 1962 in Winnsboro, Franklin Parish Louisiana. 
*
He married  Isabell Polk   on August 21, 1892 in Lawrence Co Mississippi.
She was born  April 13, 1867 and died  November 26, 1956,  burial in Prentiss Cemetery,  Prentiss, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi.   She is the daughter of  Andrew Wilkin Polk and Asentha Anne Lowe  and the sister to Julie, who married George's brother, Hugh.
*
  Anna Everling
  Sometime around 1911, he left his family  in  Louisiana, went to Texas to find
  work.  It is said that he met  a  woman  he  wanted  to marry, so  he divorced
   Isabelle Polk.   It is said  that he  returned to  Winnsboro, Franklin Parish La,
  and died there in 1962.
*
Children:
Lee O. Thurman 7 born c1892
David Thurman   born July 1894
John Edward Thurman  born June 26, 1897 in Prentiss, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi
D'Lo Thurman   born June 1899
Annie Lou Thurman
Clyde Thurman
 v. Hugh E. Thurman born after 1873 in Mississippi, and died in 1950.
*
He married  Julie Ann / Wilkin Polk  on December 06, 1893 in Lawrence Co Mississippi
She was the daughter of Andrew Wilkin Polk and Asentha Anne Lowe
She was born January 11, 1865, and died July 31, 1919.
Both are buried in Shivers Cemetery, Shivers, Simpson Co Mississippi
Another researcher gives Julie's birth as February 03, 1873. 
*
Children:
Ester Thurman
Cylie Thurman
Mabel Thurman
Iola Thurman
Dezzie D. Thurman  born June 23, 1899 in Simpson Co Mississippi 
 vi. Amanda Thurman born May 20, 1878 in Mississippi, and died in 1963, burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.
*
She married   Jesse Nathaniel Slay
He was born December 05, 1879, and died in April 1954, burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Simpson Co Ms
 vii. Aquilla Thurman born August 09, 1880 and died October 25, 1965, burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 
*
She married Archie Waldon Barnett     He was born October 31, 1877
blueberry cluster
6.  Elijah "Lige" Thurman   5   (Hugh, Sally3, John2, John1)    was born October 27, 1842, and died October 27, 1897, burial in Strong
     River  Cemetery, Pinola, Simpson Co Mississippi
**
    He married  M. Druscilla Hathorn,  daughter of Nevin C. Hathorn, Sr.
            She was born in 1838, and died November 20, 1910, burial in Strong River Cemetery, Pinola, Simpson Co Mississippi.
Epitath:    Age 72 years, 4 months, and 20 days. "She died as she lived, trusting in God"

**

 1860 Simpson Co Mississippi   Beat 3 Westville P.O   Page 181
  Enumerated August 22, 1860 by C.B. Banks     #293/293   Census Image
Rachel Allen, age 45, farmer $8000, born in South Carolina
William E. Dickson, age 32, born in Mississippi
Laura Dickson, age 18, born in Mississippi
Tom Dickson, age 1, born in Mississippi
Elijah Thurman, age 17, born in Mississippi
Lewis Till, age 48, born in South Carolina
Neighbors include:  Needham Holyfield, who later married Elijah's sister
Margaret S. Shell, who later married ____ Berry
Zilla Berry, widow of Henry Berry

 1870 Covington Co Mississippi, he appears to be living with his in law's.
  Page 5  Holliday Creek / Wilksburg
  Enumerated June 23, 1870 by H.A. McLeod
Next door to NC Jr., brother to Martha, and her father, Nevin C. Sr.


  #34/-39 Census Image

Elijah Thurman, age 27, $125, born in Mississippi
M.D. Thurman, age 21, $125, born in Mississippi, married Dec 1869

*
  Civil War Co H, 6th MS  "Simpson Fencibles"

1870 Covington Co Mississippi
Enumerated 23 June 1870 Farming/ $1000/800
pg 5 #34/37

#34,39
Thurman Elijah 27 M W Farming $ $125 Ms Md within the year Dec
M D 21 F W Keeping House MS

 

1910 > Mississippi > COVINGTON > 3-BT Series: T624 Roll: 738 Page: 172 a

census image
*

blueberry cluster
7.  George Washington Thurman  5   (Hugh, Sally3, John2, John1)    was born December 22, 1844 in Mississippi, and died January
     10, 1910 in Mississippi, burial in Hathorn Cemetery, Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi
*
           He married  Susie Malissa Wilkes.   She was born May 08, 1845 in Covington Co Mississippi, and died  March 01, 1928
           in Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi, burial in Hathorn Cemetery.
*
               Bass Family History states that Susie had previously been married to Clinton Carter.
*
  Anna Everling
*
Blueberry Button  "Who Married Whom - Covington Co Mississippi" 
       by Janet Smith, Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards, Pg 173
*
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        by Louis Anderson, Stanley W. Arnold Jr, & Elaine Bullock, Pg 139.
        Tall Monument:   Susie M. Wilkes, wife of G.W. Thurman - G.W. Thurman dob - dod
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     They apear to be living in a mixed  household of black, mulatto, & white folks, unless
      the  census  taker missed a household &  family # for them,  the black/mulatto family
      being that of Jack Laird.
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                                Household # 160  Family 153
                                Enumerated July 08 by HA McLeod
G.W. Thurman M 25 Mississippi
S.M. Thurman F 24 Mississippi
M.F. Thurman F  5 Mississippi
S.J. Thurman F  3 Mississippi
L.E. Thurman F  2 Mississippi
R.A. Thurman F  1 Mississippi
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        Children of  George Thurman and Susie Wilkes are:
 i. Mary F. Thurman 6   born 1864
 ii. Sarah Jane Thurman born March 10, 1865, and died June 19, 1958, burial in Collins Cemetery, Collins Covington Co Mississippi. 
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She married  John A. Quitman Bass  on November 11, 1884 
He was born July 26, 1861,and died February 19, 1921 in Collins, Covington Co Mississippi, burial in Collins Cemetery.  He was the son of Jonathan H. Bass and Margaret J. Harper.
**
  Here begins another one of the "family circles" 
  The  Bass,  Polk,  Thurman,  Berry,  Burkett, Stringer, Shivers, Fortenberry, and
  Barlow  family  are all  intermarried  sometimes making  it  so  confusing when
  doing genealogy.   It  begins to  make you  wonder  if  you  will  find that you are 
  your own grandpa :) 
**
Children:
Georgia Leonora Bass  born November 02, 1891 in Covington Co Mississippi
Robert Lowrey Bass born August 11, 1885 in Covington Co Mississippi 
James Clark Bass  born December 25, 1886
Homer Thurman Bass born March 15, 1889 
Roscoe Holmes Bass  born January 18, 1897 
Mary Berry Bass  born October 08, 1904 
William Alexander Bass
 iii. L.E. Thurman   born c1868   -female-
 iv. R.A. Thurman  born c1869   - female-
 v. Annie B. Thurman born c1870
 vi. Jannett M. Thurman  born c1872
 vii. F.M. Thurman  born c1873
 viii. Martha L. Thurman  born c1874
 ix. J.E. Thurman  born 1876.    He married Nora Grice
 x. G.W. Thurman  born 1879
 xi. Charles Edgar Thurman  born May 22, 1882 in Covington Co Mississippi, and died October 28, 1964 in Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi, burial in Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery.
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He married  Etta Irene Miller  on July 23, 1909 in Jefferson Davis Co Mississippi.
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Children:
George Clyde Thurman
Virgil Terrel Thurman
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9.  Mary Elizabeth Thurman 5   (Hugh4, Sally3, John2, John1)    was born February 08, 1849, and died April 28, 1928, burial in Strong
     River Cemetery, Pinola, Simpson Co Mississippi.
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          She married  Needham Holyfield son of Lewis Holyfield and Rebecca Beasley on October 24, 1870 in Simpson Co
          Mississippi.

1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3
Enumerated July 2, 1880 by LB Harper
Page 34  #306/306
Needham Holyfield, age 35, born in Mississippi, farmer
Mary Holyfield, age 30, born in Mississippi
Emma Holyfield, age 9, born in Mississippi
William Holyfield, age 7, born in Mississippi
Hugh Holyfield, age 5, born in Mississippi
Frances Holyfield, age 3, born in Mississippi
Epsey Holyfield, age 1, born in Mississippi
 

1900 Simpson Co Mississippi    Census Image
Married 30 years, 8 children born, all living
Page    #--/--
Needham Holyfield, age 59, born October 1845 in Mississippi
Mary Holyfield, age 57, born February 1849 in Mississippi
Emma Holyfield, age 28, born September 1871 in Mississippi
Bennie Holyfiled, age 25, born July 1873 in Mississippi
Hugh Holyfield, age 24, born November 1875 in Mississippi
Ella Holyfield, age 18, born February 1882 in Mississippi
Julia Holyfield, age 16, born April 1884 in Mississippi
Mattie Holyfield, age 11, born April 1889 in Mississippi

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10.  William  M. Thurman  5   (Hugh4, Sally3, John2, John1)   was born April 21, 1853 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died January
       10, 1923, burial in Pinola Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.
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           He married   Louisa Addie Dampier  on December 07, 1876 in Simpson Co Mississippi.
           The daughter of James Monroe Dampier and Susan Hutchins, she was born December 1856, and died 1936, burial in
           Pinola Cemetery, Simpson Co Mississippi.

   Note:  James Monroe Dampier's first wife was Berilla Walker, daughter of Willis Walker and Charity Berry

1880 Simpson Co Mississippi
SD 2 ED 100 Beat 3, page 8    next door to Dulany Berry, and two doors from JJ Berry
Enumerated 15 June 1880 by LB Harper  #62/62
Wm Thurman, age 26, born in Mississippi
Ada Thurman, age 21, born in Mississippi
James Thurman, age 2, born in Mississippi
Maggie Thurman, age 1, born in Mississippi
 

1900 Simpson Co Mississippi   SD 6  ED 97
Enumerated June 05, 1900 by L.A. McCaskill
Page 3-4  #24/24
Married 23 years, 12 children born, and he mistakenly put that only 1 is living, probably should be 11.
Nieighbors: F.E. and R.B. Shivers, Kennedy, Webster, McCollum
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William Thurman, age 48, born April 1852 in Mississippi
Addie Thurman, age 41, born December 1858 in Mississippi
Maggie L. Thurman, age 21, born January 1879 in Mississippi
Orca Thurman,  age 19, born November 1880 in Mississippi
Mary E. Thurman, age 18, born February 1882 in Mississippi
Susie Thurman, age 15, born April 1884 in Mississippi
T. Jefferson Thurman, age 13, born December 1886 in Mississippi
Robt. Lee Thurman, age 11, born October 1888 in Mississippi
Lemuel Thurman, age 9, born February 1891 in Mississippi
Clara Thurman, age 7, born February 1893 in Mississippi
John Taylor ? Thurman, age 5, born January 1895 in Mississippi
Mable Myers? Thurman, age 2, born August 1897 in Mississippi

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    The  following  two   families,   that  of  Daniel Thurman  and  Manson  Thurman  has  given  me  a  lot of  confusion, 
    perhaps someone has an explanation for this.
*
   All of  the records of  other researchers  that I  have found  shows  that Daniel  was married  Celesti,   and   Manson
   married  Martha,  however,  the 1870  census of  Mt.  Zion, Simpson Co Mississippi  makes me question that.
*
   I'm not sure what  to make of  these census  records,  it  appears  that  the census  taker may have  gotten off on the
   numbering, and it was  redone by  someone else,  and both  were  turned in  to the government,  but regardless,  the
   outcome is the same as far as the names of the husband and spouse.
*
   One  note though,  when it was redone,   they either  added  or omitted a child,  Elizar  Thurman, my  guess would be
   that  Elizar was omitted so that subsequent pages would not have to be redone :)  The initial J was also moved from
  Nancy to Martha, or  vice-versa.  The  duplicate  page 284  is done in  a different   handwriting  than  the rest  of  the 
  census.
*
1870 Mt Zion, Simpson Co Mississippi      Enumerated 13 June 1870 by G.W. Farlow
Page 284 appears in a different handwriting from the rest of the census, a duplicate made by someone else
in order to fix the numbering mistake, I suppose.
page  284  # 86/86 &  #87/87     and   page 298  #86/86  &  #87/87
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Farmer  $100/200   p 284 #86/86 * Farmer   $100/300   p 284 #87/87
Manson Thurman 24 Mississippi * Allen Beavers 25 Mississippi
Salesta Thurman 20 Mississippi * Daniel Thurman 21 Mississippi
Alice Thurman 10 Mississippi * Martha Thurman 20 Mississippi
William Thurman  9 Mississippi * Nancy J. Thurman 49 Mississippi
Albert Thurman  8 Mississippi * William Thurman 16 Mississippi
Artimisa Thurman  7 Mississippi * James Thurman 20 Mississippi
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Farmer   $100/200   p 298 #86/86  * Farmer   $100/300   p 298 #87/87
Manson Thurman 24 Mississippi * Daniel Thurman 21 Mississippi
Salestia Thurman 20 Mississippi * Martha J. Thurman 20 Mississippi
Alice Thurman 10 Mississippi * Nancy Thurman 49 Mississippi
William Thurman  9 Mississippi * William Thurman 16 Mississippi
Albert Thurman  8 Mississippi  * James Thurman 20 Mississippi
Artimisa Thurman  7 Mississippi * Elizar Thurman  6 Mississippi
**

1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3
Enumerated July 6, 1880 by LB Harper
Page 40   #360/360
D. Thurman, age 33, born in Mississippi
Celestia Thurman, age 32, born in Mississippi
Minerva Thurman, age 18, born in Mississippi
William Thurman, age 13, born in Mississippi
Mancel Thurman, age 12, born in Mississippi
Celistia Thurman, age 10, born in Mississippi
Eldrigg Thurman, age 8, born in Mississippi
Martha Thurman, age 5, born in Mississippi
Rolan Thurman, age 2, born in Mississippi
 

Sort these out!!!

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11. Daniel Thurman  5   (William Woodard4, Sally3 Berry, John2, John1)  was born October 07, 1847 in Westville, Simpson Co
      Mississippi, and died January 28, 1929, burial in the Confederate Cemetery at  Biloxi Mississippi.
*
  Daniel Thurman was a farmer, and  fought for the Confederacy in the war.    He died at a Confede-
  rate Veterans Home in Gulfport, Mississippi, and is buried at the Confederate Veterans Cemetery
  behind the Jefferson Davis home in Biloxi, Mississippi.   His tombstone reads
'Daniel Thurman: Co. A. 9th, Mississippi'
*
    He married  Celesti Hall  in September 1864, daughter of James Hall and Jerusha Mullican.
        She was born July 11, 1846 in Copiah Co Mississippi and died April 30, 1909 in Simpson Co Mississippi, burial at Poplar
        Springs Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
**

        Children of  Daniel Thurman

 i. Alice R. Thurman 6    born December  04, 1875, and died January 01, 1931 
*
She married  James Russum on January 15, 1892 . 
He was born April 20, 1874, and died September 20, 1899. 
*
Child:
Hinton Wilson Russum, born September 21, 1895 
 ii. William Thurman born c1861
 iii. Albert Thurman born c1862
 iv. Artimisa Thurman born c1863
 v. Mary Susan Thurman    born March 11, 1874, and died April 09, 1958 in Yazoo Co Mississippi
*
She married  James Berton Warrington  The son of Joshua and Mary Hildebrand Warrington, he was born August 08, 1867 in Yazoo Co Mississippi. 
*
Child:
Annie Vera Warrington 
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12.  Mansel T. Thurman 5   (William Woodard4, Sally3 Berry, John2, John1)  was born June 18, 1849, and died November 15, 1916 in
       Yazoo Mississippi.

He married  Martha Garrett.    She was born in September 1847

*
    Children of Mansell Thurman  are:

 i. Minerva Thurman born c1864
 ii. William James Thurman   born August 07, 1865 in Westville, Simpson Co Mississippi, and died March 08, 1950 in Vicksburg, Warren Co Mississippi, burial in Bethesda Church Cemetery.
*
He married  Edna Earl Wilson  on July 28, 1893 in Gallman, Copiah Co Mississippi
She was born February 23, 1877, and died June 12, 1941
*
Children:
Wyatt Estes Thurman, born June 06, 1894, and died December 13, 1858.  He married Ida Mae O'Leary 
Ada Lee Thurman, born June 18, 1896, and died July 30, 1945.   She married John Peoples 
Alma Thurman.   She married Edward Lee Ryals 
 iii. Mansell Albert Thurman  born July 20, 1866 or July 22, 1867 in Westville, Simpson Co Mississippi, and died April 28, 1908. 
*
He married  Mary Ella / Ellen  Mullican   She was born October 20, 1865
*
  Phyllis Tanner     Berry GenForum    April 28, 2001
  I am the ggranddaughter of  Ella /Ellen  and Mancel Albert Thurman.  Mancel was 
  an  ordained  deacon  in  the Methodist  Church.   I  have  his  original  ordination
  papers; and  they  lived in  Palestine,Texas.    He  rode  the  Palestine  Circuit  for
  the  Methodist Church.   I also think  they lived in San Angelo for a while. 
 Grandmother  told me that her Uncle Will was the Baptist preacher in Palestine.
1900 Covington Co Mississippi  Beat 4  Mt Carmel
Enumerated June 16-18, 1900 by Thomas Pope         Census Image
Page 24,   #206/207  Married 12 years, 5 children born, 3 living
Manson Thurman, age 32, born July 1867 in Mississippi
Mary E. Thurman, age 32, born October 1867 in Ms
William J. Thurman, age 11, born October 1888 in Ms
Etta A Thurman, age 7, born August 1892 in Mississippi
L. Mabel Thurman, age 5, born November 1894 in Ms
*
*
Children:
William Jefferson Thurman  born October 25, 1888, and died February 16, 1952.   He married Lou Robertson
Etta Alice Thurman  born August 08, 1890     She married Andrew Jackson Johnson. 
L. May Belle "Tae" Thurman born November 18, 1894, and died August 1935    She married Arthur D. Seale
Robert Franklin Thurman  born December 14, 1900.   He married Penelope Craig 
 iv. Celestia Artimiss Thurman  born October 12, 1869 in Westville, Simpson Co Mississippi & died in May 1958
*
She married  Alonzo Hiltonson of   William Isaac Hilton and Sarah Amanda Pearson
Both are buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Sabine Parish Louisiana.     He was born in 1867 and died in 1924.
 v. Franklin LaFayette / Eldridge Thurman   born February 29, 1872, and died January 06, 1953.
*
He married  Janie Jennings  in 1894 on January 19, 1894 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
She was born January 17, 1874, and died August 12, 1956.
*
Children: 
Maggie A. Victoria Thurman  born January 11, 1895.   She married Bob Jones Johnson 
Allis Mae Thurman  married James Hubert Carr 
Gladys Celeste Thurman born October 06, 1907, and died December 24, 1917 
John Daniel Thurman married Mary Lewis 
Janie Lee Thurman married George Cooper 
 vi. Eldridge Thurman -  I believe he is the same as Franklin Lafayette
 vii. Martha Thurman  born May 01, 1874 and died May 13, 1957
*
She married  John Tanner
 viii. Rowland Walter Thurman   (Reverend)  born September 28, 1877 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died January 24, 1944 in Eldorado, Union Co Arkansas.
*
He married  Jessie Roberta "Bertie"  Haley.   She was born September 04, 1873, and died in February 1955. 
Both are buried in Bethesda Cemetery, Camden, Ouachita Co Arkansas
*
Children:
Roy Dewitt Thurman   born April 25, 1902 in Simpson Co Mississippi, and died August 30, 1984 in Camden, Ouachita Co Arkansas
Orah Thurman
Winnie Bell Thurman
Boots Thurman
Jessie Thurman
Junior Thurman
William Thurman
 ix. Wyatt Hugh Thurman   born July 05, 1880, and died November 16, 1924
 x. Mary Florence Thurman   born May 03, 1882, and died November 25, 1906 in Neeam Louisiana, burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.
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She married  Fletcher Cammack  on March 02, 1899
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13.  William Woodard Thurman, Jrwas born c1854 in Simpson Co Mississippi
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          Researchers say he married at least 3 times.

1880 Simpson Co Mississippi  SD 2 ED 100  Beat 3
 Enumerated July 6, 1880 by LB Harper
 Page 40   #365/365

W. Thurman, age 26, born in Mississippi
Harriett Thurman, age 25, born in Mississippi
James Thurman, age 5, born in Mississippi
Patsy Thurman, age 4, born in Mississippi
 

1900 Simpson Co Mississippi   SD 6  ED 94  Beat 1
Enumerated June 06, 1900 by Gaines W. Everitt
Page 14  #115/115 Census Image

James M. Thurman, age 25, born January 1875 in Mississippi
Lula J. Thurman, age 18, born August 1881 in Mississippi
John H. Thurman, age 6 mo, born December 1899 in Mississippi
 
 






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