Two authors expand Lincoln County cemetery records

By Nancianne Parkes Suber

For the Daily Journal

A significant new volume of Lincoln County cemetery records has just rolled off the presses and will hopefully find its way to a library shelf near you in the very near future.

Typical of a Mississippi County, there are more than 200 cemeteries in Lincoln County. A recent book compiled by the Daughters of the American Revolution documented many of those 200, but this new, larger work may be the definitive resource.

“More Lincoln County, Ms. Cemeteries” by Sue Dorman and Lisa Ballard contains 73 cemeteries not included in the older work. Thirty-three of these are church cemeteries and the remaining are small family graveyards. Three cemeteries included are near the line in Copiah County, Miss.

In addition, some listings have been included for which no gravestone could be found. Using information found in newspapers, the Hartman Funeral Home records, death certificates and personal records, the authors left no resource unplumbed … the result being an extensive work as complete as the authors could possibly make it.

This 562-page paperback includes a complete name index and sells for $55. It may be ordered through Pioneer Publishing Company, P.O. Box Carrollton, MS 38917, (662) 237-6010. For mail orders, please include tax and $4 shipping.

Does anyone know?

- Willie Brown (1007 Wooden Street, Wesson, MS 39191) is seeking information on ELIZABETH BROWN who married BASIL PUCKET. She was believed to have been born in the early to mid- 1800s. Was she the daughter of ISHOM BROWN and MARY GRIMES BROWN? Did she have a brother FELIX GRIMES BROWNwho married ADELINE MAGEE? Can any reader help place Elizabeth? Brown also has a picture of WILLIAM& MAXIE CLARK if any descendants are interested. Maxie was blind and the couple lived in the Laurel, Miss., area. If interested, write to the above address.

- Ormond L. Wimberly Jr. (1737 S.E. Hwy. 54, P.O. Box 311, Eldorado, KS 67042) is looking for information on his grandmother, SUSIE LEE WIMBERLY. Susie was a Choctaw Indian and it is believed she may have died in 1963 in Meridian, Miss. She had a brother who lived in Clark County, Miss., who may still be alive. Can any reader help him findhis grandmother or provide information on Choctaw research?

- Bill Lyle (670 A Road 506, Shannon, MS 38868; lyleb@att.net) is searching for the parents and any other information on the family of MINTA J. BARBER who was born in Campbell County, Georgia, in 1821. Minta married TEMPERANCE JONES and the couple moved to Itawamba County, Miss., about 1851. Their children listed on the Itawamba County, Miss., 1860 census are: John W. (16); Mary E. (14); Thomas M. (12, his great-great-grandfather); GeorgeW. (10);Sarah Jane (8); Joseph G. (5); and Alexander H. (1). Canany reader provide more information about this family line?

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