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John Barlow ~ Mary 'Polly' Millsaps ~ Daniel Cranfield

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John2 Barlow, (John1) son of John Barlow and Lydia Bryant. He was born September 15, 1804, and died June 22, 1840 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery, aka Millsaps Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi

He married 1) Mary 'Polly'4 Millsaps (William3,Thomas2,Thomas1) on March 09, 1826 in Copiah Co Mississippi. The daughter of William and Rebecca Webster Millsaps, she was born July 10, 1808 in Pendleton District South Carolina, and died October 19, 1884 in Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Mary married second, Daniel Cranfield November 16, 1848 in Copiah Co Mississippi.   He was born c1805 in Louisiana, and may have died before 1870.  Daniel had children by his first wife, who is thought to be Mary Callender, but apparently none were born with Mary.

One of Daniel's daughters, Mary Cranfield, married Elijah Kendall Wright. A son, Jared Hoyt Cranfield, married Grace Agnes Barlow, daughter of Henry Barlow and Miranda Hayman, Henry having been married first to a sister of Mary, Charity Millsaps.
Mary and several of her children are buried in the Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi. Tombstone inscription:
'Mrs. Polly Cranfield died Oct 19, 1884 in her 77th year'
Polly Millsaps Barlow Cranfield Tombstone
Extracted from 'The Southern Star' Gallatin, Mississippi   July 11, 1840  Page 57:
Died at his residence in this county a few days since, Mr. John Barlow, aged about 30.   Mr. Barlow was for a long time afflicted with scrofu.
Copiah Co  Mississippi    1830   pg 118       JOHN BARLOW
1 m <10 2 m 20<40
2 f <10 1 f 10<20

Copiah Co Mississippi  1840   pg  96   JOHN BARLOW
    1 m 10<15 1 m 15<20 1 m 30<40
3 f <5 2 f 5<10 3 f 10-<15   1 f 30<40
2 m slaves <10        
1 free colored f <10     2 f salves 24<36  
5 people employed in agriculture total 15 people employed by John
Copiah Co Mississippi     29 September 1850   pg 259   #754/754

Daniel Cranfield 45 Farmer $1000
LA
Mary Cranfield 42    
SC
Jared Cranfield 15    
MS
Mary Cranfield 11    
MS
Jane Cranfield  8    
MS
William B. Barlow 21 Farmer  
MS
Louisa Barlow 17    
MS
Polly Barlow 15    
MS
Marina Barlow 13    
MS
Martha E. Barlow 11    
MS

Copiah Co Mississippi    19 June 1860    pg 793    #123/125

Dan'l Cranfield 55 Farmer $2500/5500
MS
Polly Cranfield 52    
MS
Samantha Cranfield 27    
MS
Mary Cranfield 22    
MS

I did not find Polly in an 1870 census, and in 1880, she is living with her daughter, Levinia, and husband, James M. Matthews.
Children of John and Mary are:
Samantha3 Barlow, born February 15, 1827 in Barlow, Copiah Co, Mississippi, and died January 04, 1876 in Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.
She did not marry
Samantha Barlow Tombstone
2.  Rebecca Barlow, born February 04, 1828 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died January 19, 1896.
William Bryant Barlow, born April 18, 1829 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died June 04, 1869 in Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
He married Frances 'Fannie' Eagen June 18, 1867 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  After William's death, Fannie married John Dunning, a brother of Hugh L. Dunning, second husband of William's sister, Martha.   Her death date is unknown, but she is buried in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi  I was unable to locate John Dunning in 1870, but found them in 1880, no Barlow children, the Dunning children in the home are most likely from a first marriage of John, their ages 19 and 17.  John is buried in the old section of Hazelhurst Cemetery, next to his first wife, Martha J.
William B. Barlow Tombstone
3.  Lydia 'Lydie' Barlow, born October 20, 1830 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi.
4.  Charity Barlow, born November 06, 1831 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died December 16, 1906 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
Louisa 'Matilda' Barlow, born May 12, 1833 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died December 25, 1853 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi.
She married George Lester Decell January 27, 1851 in Copiah Co Mississippi.   He was born June 13, 1832, and died 1909.
Matilda and George had sons:
James A.4 Decell, born November 27, 1851, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died 1925  He married Sarah Isabelle Deer She was born February 26, 1851 Pike Co Mississippi
John Eldridge Decell, born 1853, and died 1917.   He married Florence Chiles    These boys were living with George and Matilda in 1860.

After Louisa's death, George married Matilda Jane Stanfil Barlow, who had previously been married to John Newton Barlow         Click his name for more of these families
5.  Mary 'Tine' Barlow, born April 17, 1835 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 20, 1900 at home in Hazlehurst, Copiah Co Mississippi.
6.  Louvinia Barlow, born December 09, 1836 in Copiah Co, Mississippi, and died February 12, 1899 in Wesson, Copiah Co Mississippi.
7.  Martha Louise Barlow, born December 25, 1838 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi.
Generation 3
2.  Rebecca Barlow, daughter of John Barlow and Polly Millsaps, was born February 04, 1828 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died January 19, 1896.

She married 1) Cymion 'Simone' P. Fore October 22, 1845 in Copiah Co Mississippi

She married 2) Henry Cato January 08, 1857 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  He was born April 02, 1808 in SC, and died July 25, 1885, burial in Union Church Cemetery, Jefferson Co Mississippi   
Information on first and second spouses and children comes from James O. Mathis

Henry Cato to / from Dan'l McEACHEM et ux, deed
Jefferson Co Mississippi Deed Book B page 518
Daniel McEACHEM & wife to Henry CATO, deed
Rec'd. February 6, 1832 - dated December 22, 1831
David McEACHEM and Mary his wife for ... 10 bales of cotten secured to be paid to the said Daniel McEACHAM by the said Henry Cato - of the county & state aforesaid ... all that tract or parcel of Land being in the NW quarter of sect. 26 in T9 of R5E containing 160 ac. & 70/100 ac .... sold to ..
Signed Daniel McEACHEM & Mary McEACHEM Test: Burrell Cato

pg. 391
Rufus H. WADE et ux to Henry Cato, deed, January 07, 1842
Between Rufus H. WADE and Rebecca WADE, his wife...and Henry Cato...of the County of Jefferson ... $50 - from Henry... sell unto -Henry Cato- the N 1/2 of the W SE Q sect. 26 T9 R4E containing 40.17 acres ...
Signed Rufus H. WADE and Rebec B. PANN ...Rufus and Rebecca WADE acknowledged the deed and Rebecca WADE gave up her dower.
Signed Jas. J. COLLIER, clk.

pg. 452
Henry Cato to Frances Cato, deed of gift ... 5th day of November 1842 between Henry Cato of the County and State aforesaid ... and Frances Cato, his mother ... the said Henry Cato for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he has and bears unto the said Frances Cato his mother have given ... 2 negro slaves for life, viz: Levi & Sarah ...
Signed Henry Cato Test. Will BUIE Sr.
In the proof before the Probate Court, Will BUIE attests that he saw the Grantor thereof, *BURRELL* Cato sign --doesn't mention Henry here--
Signed Edwin McKEY, clk.

Henry Cato to/from FARRIS & WADE, deed
Filed April 22, 1846, dated April 22, 1846
Index to Land Deeds - Jefferson Co Mississippi - Book F Page 345
Henry Cato to/from R.H. WADE et ux, deed
Filed August 15, 1842, dated January 07, 1842
Index to Land Deeds - Jefferson Co Mississippi - Book E Page 391
Henry Cato was living in the household of Ransom and Margaret Walden in Copiah Co's 1850 census. He was a farmer, age 39
Copiah Co Mississippi   10 October 1850   pg 260   #759/759

Simon Fore 30 Farmer
TN
Rebecca Fore 22  
MS
Martha Fore  4  
MS
William Fore  2  
MS
Mary E. Fore  8 mo  
MS

Copiah Co Mississippi    07 July 1860    pg 835    #417/429

Henry Cato 52 Farmer $400/19,000
SC
Rebecca Cato 32    
MS
Henry Cato 21    
MS
John Cato 16    
MS
Cahers Cato  2    
MS
Ardell Cato  1    
MS
Wiley Fore 12    
MS
Martha Fore 14   (Also in Charity's home)
MS
Elizabeth Fore 10    
MS
John Fore  8    
MS

I was unable to locate Henry and Rebecca in any 1870 census.  I found Lewis and Josephine, ages 13 and 11, living in the home of their teacher, REA Stewart, Jefferson Co Mississippi.

Beat 1, Jefferson Co Mississippi    22 June 1880     pg 148    #364/373 - 364/374

Henry Cato Head 72 Farmer
SC
SC
SC
Rebecca Cato Wife 52 Keeps House
MS
MS
MS
Lewis C. Cato Son 22 Farmer
MS
SC
MS
Gertrude Cato Daughter-in-law 30 Boarder
MS
MS
MS
Henry S. Cato Son 18 Farm Laborer
MS
SC
MS
William H. Cato Grandson 17 Farm Laborer
MS
MS
SC
Martha Foe   34 Boarder
MS
MS
MS
Tetly Foe Son 11 Boarder
MS
MS
MS
Children of Rebecca and Simon are:
Martha Fore
8.  William Wiley4 Fore born February 20, 1848, and died September 24, 1913, burial in Rosehill Cemetery, Lincoln Co Mississippi
9.  Nancy Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Fore
John Fore  (living with William in 1880, age 17)
Children of Rebecca Barlow and Henry Cato are:
Lewis Capers4 Cato, born October 05, 1857, and died 1883
Josephine Adeline Cato, born January 24, 1859, and died June 01, 1947, Lakeland, Polk Co Florida
She married Ben Garrett December 11, 1878 in Jefferson Co Mississippi.  He was born June 21, 1855 Jefferson Co Mississippi, and died October 14, 1941.
Ida Louisa Cato, born July 01, 1860, and died August 20, 1866, burial in Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
Ida Louise Cato Tombstone
Henry Jackson Cato, born April 03, 1862, and died 1888
Burrell Stewart Cato, born September 15, 1863, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died January 24, 1921, Hattiesburg, Forrest Co Mississippi.
He married Corrie Alice McLean December 23, 1891 Jefferson Co Mississippi.  She was born February 21, 1868 Jefferson Co Mississippi and died July 17, 1951, Hattiesburg, Forrest Co Mississippi
 
3.  Lydia 'Lydie' Barlow, born October 20, 1830 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi.

She married William M. Deason April 17, 1849 in Copiah Co Mississippi.   He was born c1824 in South Carolina.    They were probably both deceased by 1900.
Copiah Co Mississippi   21 November 1850   pg 283   #1124/1125
Private boarding house

William M. Deason 27 Physician $1200
SC
Lydia Deason 20    
MS
Darius Deason  8 mo    
MS
Jackson Millsaps 35 Judge of Probate  
MS
Frank Sturges 28 Attorney  
LA
Miller D. Keith 22 Clerk  
MS
Darius H. Ryan 33 Physician  
AL
Copiah Co Mississippi    23 June 1860   pg 804    #200/203


Wm. M. Deason 36 M.D. $2000/5000
SC
Lydia Deason 27    
MS
Beaumar Deason 10    
MS
Kate Deason  8    
MS
Mary Deason  6    
MS
Thomas Deason  1    
MS

Natchez, Adams Co Missississippi 08 August 1870    pg 75   #414/414

Wm. M. Deason 45 Physician
SC
Lydia Deason 36 Keeps House
MS
Emma K. Deason 18  
MS
Mary D. Deason 16  
MS
Silly H. Deason  9  
MS
Sally Deason  7  
MS
Fannie Deason  2  
MS

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    02 June 1880    pg 46    #31/34

William Deason 56 Physician
SC
SC
SC
Lydia Deason 50 Keeps House
MS
MS
MS
Elizabeth Deason 17 At Home
MS
SC
MS
Sarah Deason 15 Attends School
MS
SC
MS
Anne Deason 11 Attends School
MS
SC
MS
Legrand Deason  8 Attends School
MS
SC
MS

The entire family disappeared before 1900
Children of Lydia and William are:
Darius Beaumar / Bowman Deason, born cMarch 1850
I did not locate him in an 1870 or 1880 census.
Emma Kate Deason. born c1852
Mary Dorcas Deason, born c1854
Thomas Deason, born c1859, must have died before 1870
Silly H. Deason, born c1861
Sally / Elizabeth Deason, born c1863
Sarah Deason, born c1865
Fannie / Anne Deason, born c1868-70
Legrand Deason, born c1872
 
4.  Charity Barlow, born November 06, 1831 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died December 16, 1906 in Copiah Co Mississippi.   

She married Herman Bomar Mayes July 29, 1851 in Hazlehurst, Copiah Co Mississippi.  He was born May 20, 1819 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and died June 06, 1891, Copiah Co Mississippi.   Both are buried in Hazlehurst Cemetery -Old Section- Copiah Co Mississippi
Copiah Co Mississippi    23 October 1860   pg 948   #1224/1233

H.B. Mayes 38 Lawyer $11000/6000
KY
Charity Mayes 26    
MS
Cynthia Mayes  8    
MS
Hermann Mayes  6    
MS
Mary Mayes  5    
MS
John Mayes  3    
MS
Joseph Mayes  1    
MS
Wiley P. Harris 13    
MS
Martha Fore 13   (Also in parents home)
MS
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    12 July 1870   pg 313   #297/290

Herman B. Mays 50 Lawyer $3600/1000
KY
Charity Mays 39 Keeps House  
MS
Cynthia Mays 18 At School  
MS
Herman Mays 16 At School  
MS
Mary J. Mays 14    
MS
John Mays 12    
MS
Joseph Mays 10    
MS
William Mays  8    
MS
Emma Mays  6    
MS
Robert D. Mays  4    
MS
Alice Mays  2    
MS

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    07 June 1880    pg 29    #123/225

Herman Mayes 60 Lawyer
KY
VA
KY
Charity Mayes 48 Keeps House
MS
MS
MS
Herman Mayes 25 Mayor of Hazelhurst
MS
KY
MS
John Mayes 23 Farmer
MS
KY
MS
Mary Mayes 20  
MS
KY
MS
Joseph Mayes 19 Store Clerk
MS
KY
MS
Wm. Mayes 17  
MS
KY
MS
Emma Mayes 16  
MS
KY
MS
Robert Mayes 12  
MS
KY
MS
Alice Mayes 10  
MS
KY
MS
Mariah Washington 26 Black
MS
MS
MS

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    27 June 1900    pg 79    #326/346

Charity Mayes Widow November 1830 69
MS
KY
MS
Mary Mayes Daughter August 1857 42
MS
KY
MS
Wm. W. Mayes Son April 1862 38
MS
KY
MS
Allice Mayes Daughter September 1868 31
MS
KY
MS
John Ware Grandson June 1886 14
MS
KY
MS
Children of Charity and Herman are:
10.  Cynthia Ann4 Mayes, born May 12, 1852, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died March 26, 1936, Hinds Co Mississippi.
Herman B. Mayes, Jr., born November 12, 1853, and died April 19, 1887, both in Copiah Co Mississippi, burial in Hazelhurst Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
11.  Mary Jane Mayes, born October 08, 1855, and died March 22, 1949, burial in Hazelhurst Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.
12. John Barlow Mayes, born August 28, 1857, and died August 26, 1939, burial Hazelhurst Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.
13. Joseph Davis Mayes, born July 08, 1860
William Webster Mayes, born September 07, 1862, and died February 09, 1946, burial in Hazelhurst Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.   He did not marry
14.  Emma Mayes, born March 05, 1865, and died June 07, 1902
Robert Burns Mayes, born June 28, 1867.     He married Annie Lanier
Alice Mayes, born September 17, 1869, and died January 29, 1952, burial in Hazelhurst Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.   She did not marry
 
5.  Mary 'Tine'3 Barlow, (John2, John1) born April 17, 1835 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 20, 1900 at home in Hazlehurst, Copiah Co Mississippi.

She married 1) John Prentiss Matthews June 06, 1862 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  The son of John Redding Matthews and Mary Ann Newell, he was born September 27, 1840, and died November 06, 1883.  Both he and Mary are buried in Matthews Cemetery, Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi.   Tombstone reads: "Murdered by E.B. Wheeler with conspiracy by J.L. Meade, chairman Democratic party."

She married 2) Henry Walis c1892

Information sent by Haskell Waller in 1997 states: 'The Millsaps book says Mary married second, Leon H. Matthews, a brother of first husband and if I remember right, both Matthews were Sheriff's or law officers.'     I was unable to find Henry or Leon in a 1900 census, to verify the name of their wife, nor could I locate Mary anywhere.   In 1910, I found Leon, he is aged 57, and a widower.
News article, paper and date unknown:

Shot and killed by Erastus Wheeler

The killing was related to the politics of reconstruction. Matthews was in power with the backing of black voters. Wheeler represented the white political structure.

Article from the Copiahan dated November 24, 1883:

"We learn that Mrs. Matthews, widow of the late J.P. Matthews, moves to Oxford this week in order to be with her sons Meredith & Suggs who are attending the University at that place. She is a cousin of the Reverend Dr. Wheat of the University."

Article from the New Orleans Times Picayune concerning the US Senate investigation:

"Mrs. Matthews, widow of J.P. Matthews, was sworn in.   She lives at Oxford with her family having left Hazlehurst where she lived up to the time of the death of her husband. Had lived in Hazlehurst and was born and raised in Copiah County.

After her husband was killed, a paper was sent to her home warning the family to keep quiet and make no effort to avenge the death of her husband.

Witness testified to the resolution already introduced warning her husband to stay home on election day. A mob of seventy-five men came to her house on the day before the election and John McLemore brought the paper into the house to her husband. She had seen the mob riding around and had heard them firing guns.

Witness knew Erastus Wheeler. He had often been at her house and had eaten at her table with her husband before the murder. Knew of no quarrel or ill feeling between her husband and Wheeler.

Mrs. Matthews is a very handsome woman of perhaps 50 years, brunette as to the eyes and hair, with a red and white complexion. She broke down several times and wept in giving her testimony.

She testified that her husband was a good and charitable man, kind to everybody. The widow and her two daughters were dressed in deep mourning."

E.B. Wheeler was found not guilty and set free. Blacks didn't vote again in the county for 80 years.

The Senate Hearings were held in New Orleans in the Saint Charles Hotel apparently starting on February 15, 1884. The Senators were from Massachusetts, Louisiana, Deleware, Maine, and Wisconsin. I don't know how long the hearings lasted.

The trial was held in Hazlehurst in Copiah County where the killing occurred. The trial was in April and May of 1884, I believe. The jury was eleven whites and one black. The defense attorney had been a General in the Confederate Army. Erastus Wheeler was the Town Marshall at the time of the killing.

J.P. Hargraves was the Sheriff who was in the mob with Erastus riding around at night. A number of citizens left town so that they wouldn't have to testify. There is mention in the paper of two men who filed affidavits against people in the mob. They were L.H. Matthews and H.H. Barlow.
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    12 July 1870  pg 313   #307/298

John P. Matthews 29 Sheriff $4000/1000
MS
Mary C. Matthews 30 Keeps House $1500
MS
John M. Matthews  7    
MS
Mary L. Matthews  6    
MS
Simon S. Matthews  4    
MS
Lydia J. Matthews  3    
MS
T.S.G. Matthews  1    
MS
Lucinda Rodes 13 Bl / domestic servant  
MS
Dariah Sweeney 12 Bl / domestic servant  
MS
Leon Matthews 20 Deputy Sheriff  
MS
Hazlehurst, Copiah Co Mississippi   02 June 1880    pg 46     #30/33

John P. Matthews Head 40 Dry Goods Merchant
MS
MS
MS
Mary C. Matthews Wife 44 Keeps House
MS
MS
MS
James M. Matthews Son 16 At Home
MS
MS
MS
Mary Matthews Daughter 15 At Home
MS
MS
MS
Simon Suggs Matthews Son 14 At Home
MS
MS
MS
Lydia J. Matthews Daughter 13 At Home
MS
MS
MS
Ulyses S. Matthews Son 11 At Home
MS
MS
MS
Leon H. Matthews Brother 38 Merchant
MS
MS
MS
David Hudson Black 30 Laborer
MS
MS
MS
Rachel Hudson Mulatto 35 Cook
MS
MS
MS
William Hudson Mulatto 11 Servant
MS
MS
MS
Children of Mary and John are:
James Meredith4 Matthews, born June 26, 1863, and died March 03, 1900, burial in Matthews Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.
He married Ola McConnico.   The daughter of Sam and Margaret H. McConnico, she was born July 1863 in Mississippi.   She and James had two sons, Sam McConnico Matthews, born March 08, 1892, and died December 13, 1947 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co California, and John Print Matthews, born August 25, 1899, and died between 1920 and 1930.  In 1900, Ola and J.P. are living with her parents in Carroll Co Mississippi, showing her a widow, having been married 11 years, with 2 children born, and 2 living, but Sam is not in the census.  I could not locate any of them in 1910.
Mary Louvinia Matthews, born June 17, 1864, and died March 30, 1921 Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi.    She married a Mr. Harwood in Meridian Mississippi.  I was unable to locate them in a 1900 census. In 1910, she is divorced, and living with her brother, Simon in Copiah Co Mississippi. She had been married 1 year, 1 child born, 1 living, her nephew, Jesse Print Graves, age 12, whom she had adopted.     In 1920, Mary L. Matthews is still living with her brother, Simon
Simon Suggs Matthews, born January 08, 1866, and died September 25, 1925.   He did not marry.   In one record, I find mention that Simon Suggs Matthews is the father of Percy Ashley Matthews who married Burnita Sheldon, but I believe that record to be incorrect after checking thru census records, even though, I could not locate Simon in a 1900 census.
Jessie Lucille / Lydia Matthews, born June 30, 1867, and died September 29, 1899, in West Lake Louisiana, burial in Matthews Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.
She married William Seymour Graves in April 1894.   He was born August 15, 1866 in Mississippi, and died February 14, 1914 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co Mississippi, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orange Co Texas.
I could not locate William in a 1900 census.    One son born:  Jesse Print Matthews:   He was only 2 years old when his mother died. His father was a traveling salesman for Nichols Coffee Company out of New Orleans, Louisiana, and was unable to care for an infant son. Mary L. Matthews, sister of Jessie Matthews, convinced William Graves to let her adopt Jesse Print and raise him in Hazlehurst, which Graves agreed to. After Mr. Graves died, Mary Matthews had Jesse Print's last name changed legally from Graves to Matthews   (I think this was in 1915.)
John Prentiss Matthews, Jr. born December 18, 1868, and died December 25, 1892, Carrollton, Carroll Co Mississippi, burial in Matthews Cemetery, Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi.
 
6.  Louvinia3 Barlow, (John2, John1) born December 09, 1836 in Copiah Co, Mississippi, and died February 12, 1899 in Wesson, Copiah Co Mississipp, burial in Wesson Cemetery, Wesson, Copiah Co Mississippi.

She married 1) Dr. Hugh L. 'Seth' McLaurin December 21, 1856 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  Dr. McLaurin was born December 18, 1817, and died October 14, 1862, burial in Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
She married 2) James Meredith Matthews October 11, 1865 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  A son of John Redding Matthews and Mary Ann Newell, he was born February 07. 1836, and died June 12, 1897.  He was also a brother to John Prentiss Matthews who married Louvinia's sister, Mary.
Copiah Co Mississippi   16 June 1860   pg 790   #103/107

L. McLaurin 42 M.D. $18,000/27,000
SC
Lavinia McLaurin 23    
MS
Mattie McLaurin  2    
MS
Thomas Rembert 22 Overseer $1400/500
SC
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    09 August 1870   pg 110   #68/68

James M. Matthews 23 Farmer $16,000/5000
MS
Levina Matthews 37 Keeps House  
MS
Mattie McLaurin 12    
MS
Hugh McLaurin 10    
MS
Peyton Powell 22 Town Marshall  
MS

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    07 June 1880    pg 161       #45/45
James and Levina have not aged since 1870

J.M. Matthews Head 24 Farmer
MS
MS
MS
L. Matthews Wife 37 Keeping House
MS
MS
MS
John R. Matthews Jr Son  5  
MS
MS
MS
Mattie McLaurin S-daughter 19  
MS
MS
MS
Hugh C. McLaurin S-son 17 Student
MS
MS
MS
Polly Cranfield / Widow S-Mother 60  
MS
MS
MS

Also in the household are guards, cooks, and prisoners, apparently their home is being used as the jail.

Children of Louisa Barlow and Hugh McLaurin are:
15.  Mattie4 McLaurin, born c1858.   
Catherine McLaurin, born February 13, 1862, and died October 16, 1863, burial Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
Hugh C. McLaurin, born January 06, 1863.   He married Florence Torrey
Children of Louisa Barlow and James Matthews are:
Louvinia4 Matthews, born January 09, 1869, and died August 18, 1869, burial in Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
16.  John Reed Matthews, born February 07, 1876, and died January 07, 1918, burial in Wesson Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
 
7.  Martha E. / Louise3 Barlow (John2, John1) born December 25, 1838 in Barlow, Copiah Co Mississippi.  She probably died between 1875-1880.

She married 1) Dr. William James Strahan September 02, 1855 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  The son of Asa Strahan, he was born June 07, 1817, and died January 09, 1869 burial Old Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi
She married 2) Hugh Dunning on October 12, 1871 in Copiah Co Mississippi.   Hugh, born July 27, 1825 in Ireland, and died February 27, 1889, had previously been married to Elizabeth M. Davenport, who had died in 1869.   The 1870 census of Copiah Co Mississippi shows him to be a widower with several children living next door to John and Mary Barlow Matthews.  I was unable to locate Martha or her children in the 1870 census.  Again, in 1880, I was unable to locate Hugh or Martha, and Martha's children, including her eldest, Mattie Dunning, are listed as living in Copiah Co with  the oldest, WJ Strahan as head of household, which would make me assume Martha is deceased.  Checking cemetery records, I find that Hugh did not die unitl 1889, and is buried along side his first wife in the Hazelhurst Cemetery, (old section), Copiah Co Mississippi.   Note:  Hugh Dunning was a brother to John Dunning who married Fannie Eagan Barlow after William Bryant Barlow's death. (William, brother of Martha, above)
Copiah Co Misssissippi    23 October 1860   pg 948   #1216/1225

Wm. Strahan 42 M.D. $6000/15,000
AL
Martha E. Strahan 21    
MS
Mary Strahan  4    
MS
William Strahan  2    
MS
Gallatin, Copiah Co Mississippi   05 June 1880 by HH Barlow   pg 5  #85/85

W.J. Strahan Head 21 Farmer
MS
MS
MS
Mollie L. Strahan Sister 23 Keeps House
MS
MS
MS
John B. Strahan Brother 19 Farm Laborer
MS
MS
MS
Neal A. Strahan Brother 17 Farm Laborer
MS
MS
MS
Herbert E. Strahan Brother 15 Farm Laborer
MS
MS
MS
Green Strahan Brother 12 Farm Laborer
MS
MS
MS
Mattie Dunning Sister  5  
MS
IRE
MS
Children of Martha and William are:
17.  Mary 'Mollie' Louisa4 Strahan, born September 1856
William James Strahan, Jr., born 1859, and died 1905 in Hamburg, Mississippi
John Barlow Strahan, born 1861, and died January 1935.  He apparently did not marry.  In 1920, at age 54, he is living with Joseph W. Hester, name spelled Strayhorn.
18. Neal Alexander Strahan, born November 02, 1862 Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 07, 1945, Grenada Co Mississippi 
19. Herbert Euell Strahan, born November 01, 1864, and died March 14, 1908. 
20. Green Millsaps Strahan, born c 1866. 
Horace Stahan, born October 25, 1869
Child of Martha and Hugh is:
Martha 'Mattie'4 Louvenia Dunning, born January 14, 1874, and died November 15, 1959.
She married Levi Quitman Wright, Sr.  The son of James Wright and Harriett P. Tucker, he was born May 25, 1862 in Franklin Co Mississippi, and died September 24, 1924 in Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi.    Both are buried in the Hazelhurst Cemetery, (new section), Copiah Co Mississippi.

For more about this family, click his name
Generation 4
8.  William Wiley Fore born February 20, 1848, and died September 24, 1913.

He married Prisilla East October 21, 1868 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  The daughter of Joel Walker East and Catherine Loftin, she was born January 29, 1852, and died November 30, 1917.  Both are buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Lincoln Co Mississippi.
Brookhaven, Lincoln Co Mississippi    05 August 1870   pg 86   #211/211

W.W. Fore 23 Farmer $1800/1630 MS
Pricilla Fore 18 Keeps House   MS
Simeon Fore 11 mo     MS
John Fore 17 Farmer $175 MS
C.M. Ford 38 Farmer $1000 AL
Lizzie Ford 19 Keeps House   MS
Mattie Ford  2     MS
Beat 1, Lincoln Co Mississippi      12 June 1880      pg 48     #12/12

William Fore Head 31 Farmer
MS
MS
MS
Priscilla Fore Wife 27 Keeps House
MS
MS
MS
Warren S. Fore Son 11 At Home
MS
MS
MS
William Fore Son  9  
MS
MS
MS
John Fore Son  6  
MS
MS
MS
Love S. Fore Son  4  
MS
MS
MS
Joel M. Fore Son  3  
MS
MS
MS
Not Named Fore Son  2 mo  
MS
MS
MS

I could not locate them in 1900, but found the 1892 educable children of Lincoln Co Mississippi for W.W. Fore:

Wm H. 20 John W. 18 L.S. 16 Joel M. 14 H.M. 12 Katie 9 Fannie 7

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co Mississippi    15 April 1910   pg 49   #312/20/21
Married 40 years, 6 children born, 5 living / Lloyd married 3 years, 1 child born

William W. Fore Head 63
MS
TN
MS
Priscilla Fore Wife 59
MS
SC
MS
J.W. Fore Son 35
MS
MS
MS
Fanny Fore Daughter 21
MS
MS
MS
Mattie Fore Daughter 20
MS
MS
MS
Clara Fore Daughter 17
MS
MS
MS
Lloyd Ford Boarder 39
MS
MS
MS
Gertrude Ford Boarder 23
MS
MS
MS
Charles W. Ford Boarder  2
MS
MS
MS
Children of William and Priscilla are:
Warren Simeon Fore, born August 29, 1869, and died 1923.
He married Clara Sessions on August 07, 1890
William Herman Fore, born 1872, and died 1923.
He married Agnes Smith on December 25, 1893.
John Webster Fore, born February 20,. 1874 and died October 14, 1933, burial in Rosehill Cemetery, Lincoln Co Mississippi. 
Love Shelby Fore, born February 21, 1876, and died July 16, 1951, burial in Matthews Chapel Cemetery, Lincoln Co Mississippi.   He married Lena Littleton
Joel Marvin Fore, born 1878, and died 1963
Hugh McLauren Fore, born April 08, 1880.  He married Pearl Mason
Lewis Fore, born July 04, 1882
Catherine Rebecca 'Kate' Fore, born November 15, 1884, and died March 26, 1950, burial in Shiloh Cemetery.      She married Luther Ballew
Frances Elizabeth 'Fanny' Fore, born April 24, 1886, and died February 01, 1934 in Hattiesburg, Forrest Co Mississippi.    She married Warren Ratcliff
Martha Ann 'Mattie' Fore, born August 17, 1888.
She married Eghut Burt Sessions on September 21, 1912.  The son of Francis Marion Sessions and Margaret Jane Wright, he was born September 28, 1884, and died December 25, 1961.  Both are buried in Matthews Chapel Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.
Clara Jariah Fore, born July 28, 1892, and died May 04, 1931 in Hattiesburg, Forrest Co Mississippi.
She married Hugh Anderson Ratcliff  on August 30, 1919 in Lincoln Co Mississippi.  He was born January 16, 1883.  Known child:  Warren Fore Ratcliff
Beulah Fore, born March 28, 1895
 
9.  Nancy Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Fore, born October 1849.      She married Charles Wesley Ford about 1867-1868.    He was born October 1841 in Alabama. 
In 1870, Charles and Nancy are living with her brother, William Fore.

Beat 3, Copiah Co Mississippi    09-10 June 1880      pg 145      #59/59

Charles W. Ford Head 38 Farmer
AL
SC
SC
Nancy E. Ford Wife 29 Keeps House
MS
MS
MS
Charles L.T. Ford Son  9  
MS
AL
MS
Prentis C. Ford Son  3  
MS
AL
MS

Wesson, Copiah Co Mississippi    08 June 1900   pg 123   #67/70
Married 33 years, 7 children born, 4 living

Chas. W. Ford Head October 1841 58
AL
SC
SC
Nancy E. Ford Wife October 1849 50
MS
MS
MS
Hugh M. Ford Son November 1887 12
MS
AL
MS
Grady Ford Son August 1889 10
MS
AL
MS
Bonnie Allen Boarder November 1865 35
MS
VA
MS
Mary McCloskey Boarder August 1859 40
MO
IRE
IRE

There are also 5 black servants listed in the household
Brookhaven, Lincoln Co Mississippi    22 April 1910    pg 83     #256/271
Married 43 years, 7 children born, 4 living  / Lloyd married 2 years 1 child living
Print married 10 years, 4 children born, 3 living

C.W. Ford Head 68
AL
SC
SC
N.E. Ford Wife 60
MS
AL
MS
Lloyd? Ford Son  39
MS
AL
MS
Gertrude Ford Daughter-in-law 21
MS
MS
MS
Chas W. Ford Grandson  1 yr 8 mo
MS
MS
MS
Print E. Ford Son 30
MS
AL
MS
M.G. Ford Daughter-in-law 28
MS
MS
MS
Gertrude Ford Granddaughter  8
MS
MS
MS
Henry Ford Grandson  6
MS
MS
MS
Evalyn Ford Granddaughter  1 yr 6 mo
MS
MS
MS
Thomas Shelton Boarder 36
MS
MS
MS
Jesse B. Webb Boarder (m 14 yr)  
MS
MS
MS

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    20 January 1920   pg 69   #95/98

Charles W. Ford Head 77
AL
GA
GA
Nancy E. Ford Wife 70
MS
MS
MS
Known children of Nancy and Charles are:
Charles Lloyd Ford, born c1871.  He married Gertrude Cato, and had 2 children:  Charles Wesley and Ruth Ford.
(I believe he is enumerated in the 1910 census with his parents, and with his uncle, William Fore.)
Prentice Clifton Ford, born September 20, 1879, and died February 04, 1952.
He married Gertrude Hackney on December 21, 1899 in Copiah Co Mississippi, and had children:  Mary Gertrude, Kathleen, Henry Wesley, Evelyn, and Dorothy Ford.
Hugh Meredith Ford, born November 1887.
He married Willana Ainsworth.  The daughter of W.M. and Anna Ainsworth, she was born August 1889.
Henry Grady Ford, born August 30, 1890.
He married Genevieve Lucich on August 01, 1910.  She was born Novewmber 01, 1894 in Lincoln Co Mississippi, and died June 28, 1954 in Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi.
Children: Genevieve Marie, Felyce Elizabeth, Henry Grady, Jr., and Ralph Donald Ford
 
10. Cynthia Ann4 Mayes, born May 12, 1852, (born May 1844, 1900 census)  Copiah Co Mississippi, and died March 26, 1936, Hinds Co Mississippi.

She married William Park Ware about 1878.  He was born August 1848, and died before 1910.
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    02 June 1880   pg 23   #28/28

Park Ware Head 33 Store Manager AL GA AL
Cinthia Ware Wife 27 Keeps House MS KY MS
Wm. Ware Son  1   MS AL MS
Thomas Ware Brother 24 Merchant AL GA AL
John Sellman Black 45 Porter in Store VA VA VA
Maria Diggs Black 45 Cook MS MS MS
Robt Diggs Black 15   MS MS MS
Ward 1, St Tammany Louisiana   16 June 1900    pg 15   #270/270
Married 22 years, 7 children born, 6 living   John L is also enumerated with his grandparents on the June 27, 1900 census of Copiah Co Mississippi.
Willam P. Ware Head August 1848 51
AL
AL
AL
Cynthia Ware Wife May 1844 56
MS
KY
MS
William M. Ware Son January 1879 21
MS
AL
MS
Unice Ware Daughter November 1880 19
MS
AL
MS
John L. Ware Son April 1885 15
MS
AL
MS
Alice M. Ware Daughter March 1889 11
MS
AL
MS
Fanny O. Ware Daughter December 1890  9
MS
AL
MS
Annie Ware Daughter August 1893  6
MS
AL
MS
John Selman Black / boarder October 1832 67
MS
AL
MS

Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi     26 April 1910     pg 17    #666/265/269
Widow, 7 children born, 6 living

Cynthia Ware Head 52
MS
KY
MS
William M. Ware Son 29
MS
AL
MS
Fannie N. Ware Daughter 19
MS
AL
MS
Annie F. Ware Daughter 16
MS
AL
MS
John L. Ware Son 24
MS
AL
MS

Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi 13 January 1920 pg 11 #605/197/229

Mrs. Cynthia Ware Head / Widow 69
MS
KY
MS
Fannie Ware Daughter 29
MS
AL
MS
Children of Cynthia and William are:
William Mayes Ware, born January 08, 1879, and died August 13, 1945.
Eunice Ware, born November 09, 1880, and died April 30, 1917.
She married Albert Sherman
Emma Mayes Ware, born January 01, 1883, and died August 08, 1884
John Lafayette Ware, born April 10, 1886, and died October 14, 1932  
Alice Mayes Ware, born May 30, 1888.  She married Mr. Morris.
Fannie Neal Ware, born December 22, 1890.
She married John Hana Fewell on December 04, 1921.  They had no children.
Annie Fugate Ware, born August 05, 1893, and died February 10, 1956.
 
11.  Mary Jane Mayes, born October 08, 1855, and died March 22, 1949, burial in Hazelhurst Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi.

She married John Scott Decell on September 01, 1906 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  John had previously been married to Ella Ryan, and had several children. The son of John J. Decell and Rebecca Wheat, he was born in March 1850, and died in 1931.   Mary had no children.
Ainsworth, Copiah Co Mississippi    29 April 1910    pg 205   #144/144
Married 4 years / John's 2nd marriage - Mary's 1rst

S. John Decell Head 60
MS
MS
MS
J. Mary Decell Wife 50
MS
KY
MS
Carrie Decell Daughter 27
MS
MS
MS
F. John Decell Son 25
MS
MS
MS
A. May Decell Daughter 23
MS
MS
MS
M. Annie Decell Daughter 20
MS
MS
MS
W. William Decell Daughter? 18
MS
MS
MS
S. Lena Decell Daughter 15
MS
MS
MS
Emmaline Ryan / widow 9-6 Mother-in-law 70
MS
MS
MS
Ferguson, Copiah Co Mississippi    03-05 January 1920   pg 147   FM 26/27


John S Decell Head 69
MS
MS
MS
Mary J. Decell Wife 47
MS
KY
MS
J. Frank Decell Son 34
MS
MS
MS
Alice Decell Daughter 32
MS
MS
MS
Anna Decell Daughter-in-law 26
MS
MS
MS
Eugenia Johnson / black Servant 22
MS
MS
MS
Z_____ Goodson / black Servant 15
MS
VA
VA
S____ Patterson / black Hired Man 32
MS
MS
MS
 
12. John Barlow Mayes, born August 28, 1857, and died August 26, 1939, burial Hazelhurst Cemetery, (old section) Copiah Co Mississippi.

He married 1)  Myra Oatis.  She was born April 1855, and died September 25, 1906, burial in Hazelhurst Cemetery, (old section).   They had no children.

He married 2) Mary Julia Watson between 1910-1920.  The daughter of Thadeus C. Watson and Mary Adeline Millsaps, she was born April 12, 1877, and died September 15, 1965, burial in Hazelhurst Cemetery (old section), Copiah Co Mississippi.   They had no children.
In 1880, John B. Mayes and his brother are enumerated in the home with their parents, but are also enumerated together in Gallatin Copiah Co Mississippi, their ages 22 and 14, living next door to W.J. Strahan.

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi      27 June 1900     pg 79      #327/347
Married 15 years, Mary has borned 3 children, 1 living

Jno. B. Mayes Head April 1855 45
MS
KY
MS
M.O. Mayes Wife April 1855 45
MS
MS
MS
Lora Hearn Step-daughter February 1879 21
MS
MS
MS
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi   03-04 Mat 1910     pg 41   #269/269
I don't think he was the person giving the information

John B. Mayes Head / Widower 40
MS
MS
MS

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    20 January 1920    pg 35    FM 219/234

John B. Mayes Head 59
MS
KY
MS
Mrs. Mary W. Mayes Wife 42
MS
MS
MS
 
13. Joseph Davis Mayes, born July 08, 1860.     He married Florence Brittain on June 03, 1885.
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi     19 June 1900   pg 77   #300/320
Married 15 years, 5 children born, 5 living

Jos. D. Mayes Head July 1860 39
MS
KY
MS
Florance Mayes Wife April 186- 3_
MS
AL
MS
E. Brittain Mayes Son June 1886 14
MS
MS
MS
Keismund Mayes Son October 1888 11
MS
MS
MS
Jo. D. Mayes, Jr. Son September 1892  8
MS
MS
MS
Allice Mayes Daughter February 1894  6
MS
MS
MS
Emma Mayes Daughter August 1896  3
MS
MS
MS
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi   29 April 1910   pg 89   #356/362
Married 24 years, __ children born, 5 living

Joseph D. Mayes Head 47
MS
KY
MS
Florence Mayes Wife 41
MS
AL
MS
Joseph Mayes Son 18
MS
MS
MS
Alice Mayes Daughter 16
MS
MS
MS
Emma Mayes Daughter 14
MS
MS
MS
Florence Mayes Daughter __
MS
MS
MS

I could not locate them in 1920
Children of Joseph and Florence are:
Edward Britain Mayes, born June 01, 1886
Herman Bomar Mayes, born October 23, 1888
Joseph Davis Mayes, Jr., born September 01, 1891
Alice Mayes, born February 13, 1894
Emma Mayes, born August 14, 1896, and died in 1936
Florence Mayes, born August 15, 1903
 
14.  Emma Mayes, born March 05, 1865, and died June 07, 1902

She married William Brown Cook on December 05, 1882. He was born July 21, 1861, and died December 21, 1891.
Children of Emma and William are: Jackson, Hinds Co Mississippi    01-02 June 1900    pg 233   #213/34/34

Emma Cook Head/Widow March 1866 34
MS
KY
MS
Mary Cook Daughter December 1885 15
MS
MS
MS
Carrie Cook Daughter August 1887 13
MS
MS
MS
Nora Bell Cook Daughter December 1890  9
MS
MS
MS
Joe Mayes Cook, born September 07, 1883, and died December 22, 1884.
Mary Cook, born December 1885
Fanny Cook, born December 13, 1885, and deid August 25, 1886
Carrie Cook, born August 1887
Nora Bell / Nonice Cook, born December 1890
 
15.  Mattie4 McLaurin, born 1857 and died in 1945.

She married Henry M.  Hollingsworth.  He was born 1848 and died 1929.  Both are buried in Wessson Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi

Known Child of Mattie and Henry are:
I could not locate them in a 1900
Beat 5, Hinds Co Mississippi     16 April 1910    pg 242      #24
Married 38 years, 12 children born, 12 living  -  Henry is not listed

Mattie Hollingsworth Head 54 MS MS MS
Johnie Hollingworth Daughter 21 MS MS MS
Mattie Hollingworth Daughter 19 MS MS MS
Dillon Hollingworth Son 17 MS MS MS
Morris Hollingsworth Son 15 MS MS MS
William Hollingsworth Son 11 MS MS MS
Robert Hollingsworth Son 11 MS MS MS

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co Mississippi    06 January 1920     pg 44    #221/133/155

Henry M. Hollingsworth Head 60
GA
GA
GA
Mattie Hollingsworth Wife 55
MS
MS
MS
Janie Lou Hollingsworth Daughter 25
MS
GA
MS
Janie Lou Hollingsworth
Johnie Hollingsworth
Dillon Hollingsworth
Morris Hollingworth
William Hollingworth
Robert Hollingworth
 
16.  John Reed Matthews, born February 07, 1876, and died January 07, 1918, burial in Wesson Cemetery, Copiah Co Mississippi

He married Nannie Bridger on December 17, 1899 in Copiah Co Mississippi. The daughter of John Bridger and Maria Nesmith, she was born May 27, 1876.
Wesson, Copiah Co Mississippi    06 June 1900   pg 120   #25/25
Newly married

Jno R. Matthews Head January 1875 25
MS
MS
MS
Nannie Matthews Wife May 1880 20
MS
MS
MS
Sindey Brooks / black Servant August 1870 29
MS
MS
MS
Monroe McNeal / black Servant September 1867 32
MS
MS
MS
Wesson, Copiah Co Mississippi    23 April 1910    pg 167   #158/162
Married 10 years, 4 children born, 4 living

John R. Matthews Head 33
MS
MS
MS
Nannie J. Matthews Wife 33
MS
MS
MS
Maria Matthews Daughter  7
MS
MS
MS
James Matthews Son  5
MS
MS
MS
Mattie Matthews Daughter  2
MS
MS
MS
Lavinia Matthews Daughter  2 mo
MS
MS
MS
Sallie Brown / black Servant 45
MS
MS
MS
Beauregard Hall Servant 13
MS
MS
MS

Wesson, Copiah Co Mississippi     09 January 1920    pg 118    #157/161

Nannie Matthews  / widow Head 43
MS
MS
MS
Mariah Matthews Daughter 17
MS
MS
MS
James Matthews Son 15
MS
MS
MS
Mattie Matthews Daughter 12
MS
MS
MS
Louvenia Matthews Daughter 10
MS
MS
MS
Children of John and Nannie are:
Maria Matthews, born October 25, 1902.
She married Erie Dietzel Bell on July 24, 1931.
James Meredith Matthews, born September 22, 1904.
He married Ozella Mae Moody on April 05, 1930.
Mattie Matthews, born October 23, 1907.
She married A.E. Calhoun on June 29, 1944
Louvenia Matthews, born February 16, 1910.
She married David Taylor Hester on March 17, 1938
 
17.  Mary 'Mollie' Louisa4 Strahan, born September 1856, and died in 1918

She married John Thomas Hester. on November 25, 1884.  The son of Ephraim Hester and Mary Ann Price, he was born April 1857, and died in 1915.  Both are buried in Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery, west of Hazlehurst, Copiah Co Mississippi
Mt. Hope, Copiah Co Mississippi   11 June 1900   pg 205   #121/123
Married 16 years, 8 children born, 7 living

John T. Hester Head 43 April 1857
MS
MS
MS
Mary L. Hester Wife 43 September 1856
MS
MS
MS
Willie E. Hester Son 14 October 1885
MS
MS
MS
Mary Hester Daughter 12 August 1887
MS
MS
MS
John Hester Son  9 August 1890
MS
MS
MS
Joe Hester Son  7 July 1892
MS
MS
MS
Alice Hester Daughter  5 February 1895
MS
MS
MS
Leighbell Hester Daughter  2 December 1897
MS
MS
MS
Robert Hester Son  1 December 1898
MS
MS
MS
Mattie Dunning Sister-in-law 24 January 1876
MS
MS
MS
Fosters Creek, Copiah Co Mississippi    15-16 April 1910   pg 230   #18/18
Married 25 years, 8 children born, 7 children living

J.T. Hester Head 53
MS
NC
MS
M.L. Hester Wife 53
MS
MS
MS
Mary Hester Daughter 22
MS
MS
MS
J.T. Hester Son 19
MS
MS
MS
Joe W. Hester Son 17
MS
MS
MS
Allice D. Hester Daughter 15
MS
MS
MS
Leigh Belle  Hester Daughter 13
MS
MS
MS

 

Children of Mollie and John are:
Willie E. Hester, born October 1885
Mary Hester, born August 1887
John Hester, born August 1890
Joseph W. Hester, born July 1892.  He married Sallie Wade.  In 1920, they had 2 children:  Frances, age 4, and Joseph Jr., age 2.  Also living with them is John B. Strahan, spelled Strayhorn, age 54.
Alice D. Hester, born February 1895
Leigh Belle Hester, born December 1897
Robert Hester, born December 1898.  He may have died before 1910.
 
18.  Neal Alexander Strahan, born November 02, 1862 Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 07, 1945, Grenada Co Mississippi

He married Florence Emma Taylor on December 16, 1887.  The daughter of Eliakim Benedict Taylor and Verlelia Dorcas Green, she was born June 18, 1865 in Gallatin, Copiah Co Mississippi, and died October 06, 1902 in Copiah Co Mississippi.
W. Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi   01 June 1900   pg 33   #121/127
Married 13 years, 5 children born, 4 living

Neal A. Strahan Head November 1862 37
MS
MS
MS
Florence Strahan Wife June 1865 34
MS
NY
MS
Mary V. Strahan Daughter September 1888 11
MS
MS
MS
Annie O. Strahan Daughter August 1890  9
MS
MS
MS
William J. Strahan Son August 1892  7
MS
MS
MS
Martha L. Strahan Daughter May 1898  2
MS
MS
MS
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    02 May 1910   pg 93   #460/467

Neal A. Strahan  / widower Head 47
MS
MS
MS
Mary Strahan Daughter 21
MS
MS
MS
Anne Strahan Daughter 19
MS
MS
MS
William Strahan Son 17
MS
MS
MS
Mattie Strahan Daughter 11
MS
MS
MS
Verelia Strahan Daughter  9
MS
MS
MS
Florence Strahan Daughter  7
MS
MS
MS

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    07 January 1920    pg 57    #22/23

Neal A. Strahan / widower Head 56
MS
MS
MS
Mary V. Strahan Daughter 31
MS
MS
MS
Annie O. Strahan Daughter 29
MS
MS
MS
William J. Strahan Son 27
MS
MS
MS
Mavalia L. Strahan Daughter 21
MS
MS
MS
Verlelia D. Strahan Daughter 19
MS
MS
MS
Florence T. Strahan Daughter 17
MS
MS
MS
Children of Neal and Florence are:
Mary Verelia Strahan, born September 20, 1888
Annie Ophelia Strahan, born August 04, 1890, and died July 04, 1951 in Grenada Co Mississippi.
William James Strahan, born August 13, 1892.
He married Tina Velina Hansford on June 11, 1924 in Akron, Summit Co Ohio.  The daughter of Anderson Scott Hansford and Mary Jane Smith, she was born May 12, 1885 in West Virginia.  They had no children.
John Strahan, born January 03, 1897, and died May 04, 1897
Martha Lavinia Strahan, born May 08, 1898.
Verlelia Dorcas Strahan, born July 03, 1900.
She married Herbert Drennon of, Moscow, Jefferson Co Arkansas on December 29, 1920 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  They had children:  Herbert Neal and Phillip Rodney Drennon.
Florence Taylor Strahan, born May 09, 1902.  She married William Mercer Rich on September 15, 1929.  They had no children.
 
19.  Herbert Euell Strahan, born November 01, 1864, and died March 14, 1908.

He married Isabelle Griffing in September 1889 in Copiah Co Mississippi.  The daughter of Daniel McCall Griffing and Mary Elizabeth Haley, she was born July 12, 1870.
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi   12 June 1900   pg 73   #191/205
Married 11 years, 6 children born, 6 living

H.E. Strahan Head ______  1864 35
MS
MS
MS
Belle Strahan Wife March 1869 30
MS
MS
MS
Willie M. Strahan Daughter July 1890  9
MS
MS
MS
Jno M. Strahan Son April 1892  8
MS
MS
MS
Heurbert Strahan Son April 1893  7
MS
MS
MS
M.L. Strahan Daughter April 1895  5
MS
MS
MS
James T. Strahan Son August 1897  2
MS
MS
MS
Belle Strahan Daughter _______ 1899  _
MS
MS
MS
Mary Griffing / widow (9-9) Mother-in-law March 1844 56
MS
MS
MS
Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi     26 April 1910     pg 86     #____
Census is almost illegible, partially guesswork in this transcription

Belle Strahan / widow Head 39
MS
MS
MS
Willie May Strahan Daughter 19
MS
MS
MS
John M. Strahan Son 18
MS
MS
MS
Herbert Strahan Son 16
MS
MS
MS
M.L. Strahan Daughter 14
MS
MS
MS
Todd Strahan Son 12
MS
MS
MS
Belle Strahan Daughter __
MS
MS
MS
D___ Strahan Son  4
MS
MS
MS
W.J. Strahan Son  4
MS
MS
MS

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co Mississippi    07 January 1920    pg 57    #20/21

Belle G. Strahan  / widow Head 49
MS
MS
MS
John M. Strahan Son 27
MS
MS
MS
Herbert G. Strahan Son 26
MS
MS
MS
Martha L. Strahan Daughter 24
MS
MS
MS
James T. Strahan Son 22
MS
MS
MS
Belle Strahan Daughter 20
MS
MS
MS
Daniel M. Strahan Son 17
MS
MS
MS
William J. Strahan Son 17
MS
MS
MS
Children of Herbert and Isabelle are:
Willie Mae Strahan, born July 06, 1890, and died September 13, 1975.
She married George B. Nelson and had children:  Martha, Margaret, Isabelle, and George B. Nelson
John Mayes Strahan, born Aptril 13, 1892.
He married Lucy Bruce and had children:  Elsie Ruth, David, and John Mayes Strahan, Jr.
Herbert Griffing Strahan, born May 12, 1893, and died October 02, 1957.
He married Effie Basinger and had one son, Herbert Griffing Strahan, Jr.
Martha Louise Strahan, born Mary 26, 1895. 
James Todd Strahan, born August 24, 1897.    He married Lillie Roberta Renfroe.  They had no children.
Belle Strahan, born November 06, 1899. 
William James Strahan, born May 14, 1902.    He married Lena Barber.    They had one child:  Lena Louise Strahan.
Daniel McCall Strahan, born May 14, 1902. 
 
20. Green Millsaps Strahan, born c 1866.     He married Mary Leah Ferguson

Children of Green and Leah are:
I was unable to locate Green on a 1900 or 1920 census.

Hamburg, Franklin Co Mississippi    15 April 1910    pg 46    #7/7
Married 20 years, 2 children born, 2 living

Green M. Strahan Head 42
MS
MS
MS
Mary L. Strahan Wife 37
MS
MS
MS
James F. Strahan Son 18
MS
MS
MS
William A. Strahan Son  7
MS
MS
MS
James Frederick Strahan, born c1891-92
William Strahan, born c1903
 
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