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John Floyd Conn, Sr., Minerva Frances Douglass,
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JOHN FLOYD CONN, SR., son of Henry Ward Conn and Lydia Barlow, was born April 12, 1844 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died August 26, 1912.

He married 1) MINERVA FRANCES DOUGLASS, November 12, 1868 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  The daughter of James Madison Douglass and Margaret Elizabeth Bufkin, she was born October 20, 1852, and died October 20, 1898 in Copiah Co Mississippi.   She is also a sister to Mary Holiday Douglass who married John's brother, Uriah Millsaps Conn

He married 2) MELISSA PICKETT January 12, 1903 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  She died after 1920. 

John Floyd Conn, Sr. and Minerva Douglass are buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi   08 July 1870  pg 309    #243/237

Mary Douglass 36 Keeps House MS
Mary Douglass 13   MS
John F. Conn 26 Farmer MS
Minerva F. Conn 17   MS
Ira Conn  2 mo   MS
Rose Hill, Copiah Co Mississippi  18 June 1880   pg 11  #202/202

John F. Conn Head 36 Farmer
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Minerva Conn Wife 28 Keeps House
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Ira Cibb Son 10 At School
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Ruby Conn Daughter  8  
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Henry W. Conn Son  6  
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Clara Conn Daughter  4  
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Beat 3, Copiah Co Mississippi   16 June 1900  pg 166  #246/246

John F. Conn Head / Widowed April 1843 57
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John F. Conn, Jr. Son April 1882 19
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Thomas L. Conn Son May 1887 13
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In 1920, Melissa, age 64, widowed, is a sister-in-law in the home of Albert M. and Alice M. James
Spencer, Copiah Co Mississippi  18 April 1910   pg 173   #43/43
Married 7 years /2nd for John, 1rst for Melissa   Tom married 4 years

John F. Conn Head 65
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Melissa Conn Wife 51
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Carl Brown Nephew 16
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Thomas L. Conn Head 22
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Cora Conn Wife 20
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Children of John and Minerva are:   (click on names for more of their families)
IRA FRANK4 CONN, born April 18, 1870 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died April 16, 1957 in Copiah Co Mississippi
RUBYE CONN, born November 05, 1872 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died December 03, 1969
HENRY WARD CONN, born October 24, 1874, and died March 27, 1960
CLARA MAY CONN, born June 23, 1875 in Glancy, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died July 28, 1969 in Brookhaven, Lincoln Co Mississippi 
JOHN FLOYD CONN, JR, born March 13, 1883 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died May 15, 1971 in Copiah Co Mississippi
THOMAS LUTHER CONN, born February 10, 1888 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died May 29, 1974
 
IRA FRANK4 CONN, born April 18, 1870 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died April 16, 1957 in Copiah Co Mississippi

He married MARY ELIZABETH 'BETTIE' BISHOP February 06, 1893 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  The daughter of Albert Gallatin Bishop, Sr. and Amanda Missouri Williams, she was born March 17, 1875, and died August 27, 1937.    Both are buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi   Bettie is a sister to Lillian Gertrude Bishop who married Thomas Urban Bufkin, and Robert William Bishop who married Sallie Samantha Wright.
Beat 3, Copiah Co Mississippi    15 June 1900   pg 164   #222/222
Married 7 years, 5 children born, 5 living

Ira Conn Head April 1870 30
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Betty Conn Wife March 1875 25
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Arnold D. Conn Son March 1893  6
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Ola M. Conn Daughter October 1895  4
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Bessie Conn Daughter March 1897  3
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Ira Conn, Jr. Son August 1897  2
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Elmar Conn Daughter April 1900  4 mo
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Spencer, Copiah Co Mississippi   18 April 1910  pg 173   #46/46
Married 17 years, 10 children born, 9 living

Ira Conn Head 40
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M.E. Conn Wife 35
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Arnold Conn Son 16
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Ola Conn Daughter 14
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Bessie Conn Daughter 13
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Ira Conn Son 11
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Robert Conn Son  8
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Elsie Conn Daughter  7
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Amy Conn Daughter  5
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Artie G. Conn Daughter  3
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Maggie L. Conn Daughter  1
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Gallman, Copiah Co Mississippi   17 February 1920   pg 12  FM 229/228

Ira Conn Head 49
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M.E. Conn Wife 44
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A.D. Conn Son 25
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Ola M. Conn Daughter 24
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Jack Conn Son 21
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Bobie Conn Son 18
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Elsie Conn Daughter 16
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Amy Conn Daughter 14
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Artie Conn Daughter 12
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Maggie Lee Conn Daughter 10
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Harvey Conn Son  8
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Children of Ira and Mary are:
Arnold David5 Conn, born March 25, 1894 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died February 18, 1933 in Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Ola May Conn, born October 15, 1895 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died 1966, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Bessie Missouri Conn, born March 22, 1897 in Copiah Co Mississippi, death date unknown, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi.

She married Robert Leroy Carr September 14, 1918.  The son of John Toulene Carr and Mary Eugenia Lindsey, he was born January 02, 1898, and died February 17, 1946.
Ira Francis 'Jack' Conn, born August 28, 1898 in Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi

He married Rowena Isabel Dees June 21, 1921.  The daughter of Daniel Conn and Martha Thigpen, she was born February 26, 1902.    Does anyone know who Daniel Conn is?
Children of Ira and Rowena are:  Frances Rae6 Conn and James Eustus Conn
Elma Bishop Conn, born April 16, 1900 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died January 08, 1901 in Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Robert 'Bobbie' Henry Conn, born November 24, 1901 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 16, 1968, burial in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi

He married Gertrude Wade

Child of Robert and Gertrude is:   Bobby Wade6 Conn married Billy Sue McCurley
Carrie Elsie Conn, born August 13, 1903 in Copiah Co Mississippi.    She married Hollis Edward Ervin.  He was born December 19, 1902, and died Janaury 27, 1952
Amy Gertrude Conn, born April 29, 1905 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
She married Leon M. May November 20, 1930.    The son of Major May and Maude Williamson, he was born November 01, 1908
Ardie Gertrude Conn, born March 24, 1907 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
She married Shelton E. Lingle July 16, 1926.  The son of John Tucker Lingle and Cassie Laude, he was born July 16, 1926.
Maggie Lee Conn, born August 26, 1908 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
She married Talmage D. Carr January 22, 1925.  The son of Joseph Lee Carr and Almedia Jones, he was born September 13, 1905
Mary Epsie Conn, born November 26, 1910 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died September 13, 1911 in Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Harvey Conn, born January 02, 1912 in Copiah Co Mississippi
Infant Son Conn, born April 02, 1915, and died July 03, 1915, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
 
RUBYE CONN, born November 05, 1872 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died December 03, 1969
She married 1) FRANK H. HENNINGTON, October 20, 1888 in Copiah Co Mississippi. The son of John Hennington and Ellen Taylor, he was born August 27, 1873, and died November 22, 1900   (brother to Marshall M. Hennington who married Clara Conn)

She married 2) PLUMMER LEE DAVIS c1901  He was born August 18, 1868, and died June 26, 1946. All are buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Beat 3, Copiah Co Mississippi  15 June 1900  pg 164  #223/223
Married 12 years, 5 children born, 4 living

Frank Henington Head August 1866 33
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Ruby Conn Wife November 1871 28
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Mollie Conn Daughter October 1899  9
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Floyd Conn Daughter July 1892  7
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Ira F. Conn Son February 1897  3
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Manervy Conn Daughter July 1898  1
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Spencer, Copiah Co Mississippi   02 May 1910   pg 185  #236/237
Married 9 years, 7 children born, 6 living

Plumber L. Davis Head 35      
Ruby Davis Wife 39      
Frank Hennington Step-son 13      
Minerva Hennington Step-daughter 11      
Howell Davis Son  8      
Inez Davis Daughter  6      
Children of Rubye and Frank are: Gallman, Copiah Co Mississippi  26 February 1920  FM 281/286

P.L. Davis Head 48
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Ruby Davis Wife 48
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Paul Davis Son  9
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Marshall Davis Son  2 6/12
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Molly5 Hennington, born October 20, 1890 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died 1984 in Copiah Co Mississippi.

She married Samuel Jones Weeks, born 1886, and died 1949.  Both are buried in Sylvarena Cemetery, Beauregard, Copiah Co Mississippi
Molly Weeks Tombstone
Sam Weeks Tombstone
Children of Molly and Samuel are:  Grady6, Earl and Etta Mae Weeks
Anna Floyd Hennington, born July 13, 1891 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died June 30, 1934 in Columbia, South Carolina.    She married Pat Weeks

Child of Anna and Pat is:   Henrietta6 Hennington married Mr. Ward of New York
William Ernest Hennington, born June 10, 1893 in Columbia, South Carolina, and died May 09, 1897 in Columbia, South Carolina.
I find a William E. Hennington buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi, born May 18, 1894 and died June 12, 1898.
Ira Frank Hennington, born February 1897, and died January 26, 1987

He married Lola Mae Newman May 07, 1918 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  The daughter of Silas Newman and Julia Weathersby, she was born June 25, 1895 in Claiborne Co Mississippi, and died December 27, 1985.    Both are buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi

Children of Ira and Lola are:   Phil6, Howard, and George Cleveland Hennington
Minerva Frances 'Ladie' Hennington, born August 18, 1899 in Copiah Co Mississippi      Minerva was married 4 times. The last was a Dufford

She married Floyd Sutton Swilley September 10, 1917 in Rockport, Copiah Co Mississippi.  The son of George Swilley, he was born September 08, 1896 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died May 03, 1940 in Laurel, Jones Co Mississippi.

Children of Minerva and Floyd are: Horace6, and Clarence Eugene Swilley, died in 1936
Children of Rubye and Plummer are:
Owen Howell5 Davis, born April 26, 1902 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died March 26, 1976
He married Bettie Bishop January 27, 1924 in Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi. The daughter of David Hines Bishop and Daisy Belmont Bufkin, she was born December 19, 1902, and died November 23, 1980.   Both are buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi

Child of Owen and Bettie is:   Harold Davis
Clara Inez Davis, born April 10, 1905.      She married Albert Owens

Children of Clara and Albert are:
Lee Roy6 Owens, born April 25, 1922, died as an infant, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Albert F. Owens, born June 29, 1924, and died October 09, 1924, burial in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Paul Eldridge Davis, born July 25, 1910 in Hazlehurst, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died July 10, 1995
He married Elsie Ruth Hall July 09, 1935 in Brandon, Rankin Co Mississippi   The daughter of George Washington Hall and Jane Adeline Beasley, she was born September 10, 1911, and died in 1997.  Both are buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Marshall Henry Davis, born June 22, 1917.

He married Louise B.  She was born February 08, 1920, and died May 05, 1996, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi    
 
HENRY WARD CONN, born October 24, 1874, and died March 27, 1960

He married MARY ELLEN PICKETT December 21, 1904 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  She was born c1883, and died January 21, 1977.
Spencer, Copiah Co Mississippi   28 April 1910   pg 173   47/47
Married 6 years, 3 children born, 3 living

Henry Conn Head 36
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Mary Ellen Conn Wife 26
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Nellie Mabel Conn Daughter  5
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J.B. Conn Son  3
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Henry P. Conn Son  1
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Maharris, Copiah Co Mississippi   02-06 January 1920  pg 158   FM 1/1


Henry W. Conn Head 46 MS MS MS
Mary E. Conn Wife 36 MS MS MS
Nellie Conn Daughter 14 MS MS MS
John B. Conn Son 12 MS MS MS
Henry P. Conn Son 11 MS MS MS
Myra E. Conn Daughter  8 MS MS MS
Mary Elma Conn Daughter  6 MS MS MS
Annie F. Conn Daughter  4 MS MS MS
William R. Conn Son  5 mo MS MS MS
Children of Henry and Mary are:
Nellie5 Conn      She married John E. Stegall
Child of Nellie and John is:  William Grady6 Stegall married Emma Jo Barlow in Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi, daughter of Robert Mayes Barlow and Edna Mae Smith
John Benjamin Conn married Alice Quin Beasley November 29, 1929
Henry Preston Conn, born c1908, and died 1938       He married Lillie Parker December 27, 1926.

Child of Henry and Lillie is:   John Preston6 Conn. He married Betty Lou Granger February 21, 1953.
Myra Essie Conn married Mack McGee December 26, 1931
Mary Elma Conn married Richard Alforf Nation May 29, 1931
Annie Flora Conn married Ben Sykes
William Roy Conn married Ann Finster Bush
Anna Mae Conn married Peyton Pell
Dorothy Lorene Conn married John T. Phillips
Garland Conn, born May 1918, and died September 1918
 
CLARA MAY CONN, born June 23, 1875 in Glancy, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died July 28, 1969 in Brookhaven, Lincoln Co Mississippi 
She married MARSHALL MORGAN HENNINGTON June 15, 1893 in Glancy, Copiah Co Mississippi.  The son of John Hennington and Ellen Taylor, he was born August 03, 1868 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 27, 1915 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  Both are buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Beat 3, Copiah Co Mississippi   15 June 1900   pg 164   #223/223
Married 7 years, 2 children born, 2 living

Marshal Henington Head August 1869 30
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Clarah Henington Wife June 1875 24
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Oscar Henington Son January 1893  6
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M.F. Henington Son October 1896  3
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Henry Conn Brother October 1873 26
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I did not locate Clara in 1920
Spencer, Copiah Co Mississippi   18 April 1910   pg 173  #44/44
Married 17 years, 5 children born, 5 living

Marshall M. Hennington Head 40
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Clara Hennington Wife 35
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Oscar Hennington Son 16
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M.F. Hennington Son 13
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Ruby F. Hennington Daughter  7
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Henry H. Hennington Son  6
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John M. Hennington Son  4
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Bertha Shannon / bl Cook 26
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Children of Clara and Marshall are:
Oscar Harold5 Hennington, born January 28, 1894 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died May 1944

He married 1) Louise c1920      He married 2) Lela Hampton c1930.

Child of Oscar and Louise is:   Dorothy6 Hennington
Marshall Frank Hennington, born September 21, 1896 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died January 16, 1984

He married Katie Lou McGinnis June 23, 1921 in Hazlehurst, Copiah Co Mississippi.  The daughter of James McGinnis and Lee Johnson, she was born June 01, 1901, and died January 24, 1996.  Both are buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi

Children of Marshall and Katie are: Herbert6, and Mary Ann Hennington married Buddy Beall
Ruby Pearl Hennington, born May 14, 1901 in Copiah Co Mississippi   She married George Dewey Newman December 31, 1922.

Children of Ruby and George are: George6, Tommy, Charles, Sam, and Mildred
Henry Harrison Hennington, born January 02, 1904 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died November 13, 1945 in Copiah Co Mississippi 
He married Miriam Dodds December 31, 1933 in Copiah Co Mississippi, daughter of George Dodds and Robbie O'Quin.

Children of Henry and Miriam are:
Marshall Dodds6 Hennington married Peggy Ann Reynolds
Jo Ann Hennington married Carmon Cowart
Betty Rose Hennington married Ralph Gleason Beach
John Marshall Hennington, born May 06, 1906 in Copiah Co Mississippi.     He married Jo Frances Tripp April 1937.    They had no children
 
JOHN FLOYD CONN, JR., born March 13, 1883 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died May 15, 1971 in Copiah Co Mississippi

He married 1) SALLY AUGUSTA WADE December 01, 1901 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  The daughter of James Wade and Maggie Tucker, she was born December 13, 1881, and died October 01, 1912. 

He married 2) CORIE EPSIE BISHOP April 13, 1914 in Copiah Co Mississippi.   She was born March 12, 1890, and died November 17, 1964.  All are buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Children of John and Sally are: I could not locate them on a 1910 or 1920 census.
Miller Wade5 Conn, born May 31, 1903 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died c1993 in South Carolina

He married Wilma Ruth Gentry July 06, 1936 in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Children of Miller and Wilma are:
Judith6 Conn, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina    She married Norman Christian Linn
John Miller Conn, born in Charleston, South Carolina      He married Ann Baird Bishop
Thelma5 Conn, born May 02, 1905 in Copiah Co Mississippi.   She married William J. Miller July 19, 1928
Delma D. Conn, born May 02, 1905 in Copiah Co Mississippi   She married Carlis F. Foster September 18, 1924
The Millsaps book says she married Henry Barrett, perhaps a first or second marriage
Beatrice Conn, born June 23, 1907 in Copiah Co Mississippi   She married Mr. Counds
The Millsaps book says she married Paul Commander, perhaps a first or second marriage
Male Twin Conn, born June 23, 1907
Sally Epsie Conn, born February 11, 1915, and died May 28, 1992, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi.    She married Carl Brent.
The Millsaps book list her as married to Julius Till, perhaps a first or second marriage
John Floyd Conn III, born January 18, 1910.    He married Dixie Draper
Children of John and Cora are:
Ray Bishop5 Conn, born June 30, 1916, and died January 21, 1967, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Military service:   MS Tec US Army WWII

He married Dorothy Barnett.

Benny Floyd Conn, born January 21, 1918, and died November 18, 1997 in Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi.

He married Beatrice Snow

From a Hazlehurst Newspaper:
Benny Floyd Conn, 79, died Tuesday, November 18, 1997, at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital in Hazlehurst.
Services are incomplete at press time. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery with Stringer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Son of the late John Floyd Conn, Jr. and Epsie Bishop Conn, he served in World War II with the paratroopers. He received many citations including the Bronze Star. He was among the first American troops to occupy Berlin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Conn.
Survivors include: stepson, Fred Rose of El Paso, Texas; brother, James I. Conn of San Francisco, California; sister, Beatrice Counds of Bowie, Texas; and nephew, Wade Till of Knoxville, Tennessee.
James 'Jimmy' Lee Conn, born November 30, 1919.   He married Virginia Feco
They lived in San Francisco, California
Infant Conn, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
 
THOMAS LUTHER CONN, born February 10, 1888 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died May 29, 1974

He married CORA MAE SMITH August 06, 1906 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
Children of Thomas and Cora are:
In 1910, they are living with his father

Crystal Springs, Copiah Co Mississippi 12 January 1920   pg 241   FM 152/154

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Earl Conn Son 11
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Earnest Conn Son  9
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Thomas L. Conn, Jr. Son  3
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Mary E. Conn Daughter  2 mo
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Earl Brewer5 Conn, born June 17, 1908.    He married Irene Sweeney
Mary Elizabeth Conn, born August 11, 1909, and died in Vicksburg, Warren Co Mississippi.      She married R. D. Herren
Walter Conn, born June 01, 1912, and died June 01 or 10, 1917, burial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi
Thomas Luther Conn, Jr. born October 26, 1916.
He married Mary Breithaupt Huff February 02, 1946
William Fred Conn, born 1922.    He married Vera Norma Hearn October 10, 1945
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