Monday, October 31, 2011
Check out the history of this mansion. It's possible that the Robert Jamison who was the slaveholder over my 2nd great-grandmother Charlotte Jamison was the nephew of Robert Jemison. Robert Jemison was considered the largest slaveholder in Alabama with 300 slaves.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Some of the below information I already knew about my great-great grandfather John Wilkinson, but it appears a lot it George gathered on his own. See below:
George Simmons (no direct relationship to Simmons that I know about) found his g-g-grandparents of Sparta, Chickasaw Co., MS. Per George, the info came the courtesy of Patsy, a lookup volunteer, and the Chickasaw Co Historical/Genealogical Society. Volume one, The History of Chickasaw Co.,MS.
Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON WILKINSON (my ggggranfather):
Thomas J. Wilkinson was a resident of Union,Greene Co.,Alabama. He was visiting his children, J.A. Wilkinson, Mrs. Joseph Alexander White, Mrs. Leonidas Hall and Mrs. William Henry Jemison, all of Sparta, when he became ill. He died at the home of J.A. Wilkinson and was buried in Amity Cemetery.
Children of THOMAS WILKINSON and SARAH DOUTHET are:
4. i.JOHN ADAMS4 WILKINSON, b. January 21, 1837, Union, Greene Co.,
Alabama; d. 1892, Sparta, Chickasaw Co., MS.
ii. JAMES HENRY WILKINSON, b. 1838; m. LOUISA A THORNTON.
iii. SARAH JANE WILKINSON, b. 1840; m. JOSEPH ALEXANDER WHITE.
iv. SAMUEL SNODDY WILKINSON, b. 1841.
v. ANNE ELIZABETH WILKINSON, b. 1843; m. ARTHUR F THORNTON.
vi. MARY FRANCES WILKINSON, b. 1845; m. LEONIDAS HALL.
vii. LOUISA MARIE WILKINSON, b. 1846; m. JOHN E JORDAN.
viii.ANDREW JACKSON WILKINSON, b. 1848; m. ALICE T JORDAN.
ix. LUCY MERCILLA WILKINSON, b. 1850; m. LEWIS A LAVENDER.
x. MARTHA ISABELLA WILKINSON, b. 1851; m. WILLIAM HENRY JEMISON.
xi. ? WILKINSON, b. 1854; d. 1854.
xii. CORNELIA ALICE WILKINSON, b.1855-d.1908; m.CHARLES ACKRON SPENCER.
xiii.HARRIET AMANDA WILKINSON, b. 1857; m. LEONIDUS MARION LAMB.
Descendants of John Wilkinson
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 WILKINSON. He married LUCY PENICK.
Child of JOHN WILKINSON and LUCY PENICK is:
2. i. THOMAS JEFFERSON2 WILKINSON.
Generation No. 2
2. THOMAS JEFFERSON2 WILKINSON (JOHN1). He married SARAH RICHARDSON
DOUTHET, daughter of JAMES DOUTHET and SUSANNAH HOWARD.
Child of THOMAS WILKINSON and SARAH DOUTHET is:
3. i. JOHN ADAMS3 WILKINSON, b. January 21, 1837, Union, Greene Co.,
Alabama; d. 1892, Sparta, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi.
Generation No. 3
3. JOHN ADAMS3 WILKINSON (THOMAS JEFFERSON2, JOHN1) was born January 21, 1837 in Union, Greene Co., Alabama, and died 1892 in Sparta, Chickasaw Co.,Mississippi. He married ARTEMISIA FRANCIS JEMISON October 24, 1861 in Sparta, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, daughter of ROBERT JEMISON and MARTHA PITTS.
Notes for JOHN ADAMS WILKINSON:(This is my gggrandfather)
John Adams Wilkinson was a teacher and farmer. He received a BA from the University of Alabama in 1859. He moved to Sparta, Mississippi, where he taught at the Oak Grove Institute. John served as a Lieutenant in the CSA.He was a State Representative in the Mississippi General Assembly in 1875-1876. He was a merchant in Sparta 1879-1882.He served as Superintendent of Education, Chickasaw Co., from 1889 until his death in 1892. (Source: Chickasaw Co. Historical/Genealogical Society, Vol 1:History of Chickasaw Co.)
Children of JOHN WILKINSON and ARTEMISIA JEMISON are:
4. i. ELLA ROSS4 WILKINSON, b. 1863, Sparta, Chickasaw Co.,MS d.1920.
5. ii.ROBERT ENNIS WILKINSON,SR.,b.August 14,1866, Sparta,MS d. April 06, 1946, Heidelberg, Mississippi. (My great-grandfather William Wilkerson/Wilkinson was born the same year by Charlotte, enslaved by Robert Jamieson/Jemison.)
iii.WALTER A. WILKINSON,b.1868-d. 1944(John had another son with Charlotte and named him Sam, which means John had two sons with the same name) m. ANNIE BROWN.
iv. SAMUEL S. WILKINSON, b. 1871; d. 1884.
v. JOHN L. WILKINSON, b. 1875; m. PAULINE DRUMWRIGHT.
vi. THOMAS WILKINSON, b. 1879; d. 1884.
Generation No. 4
4. ELLA ROSS4 WILKINSON (JOHN ADAMS3, THOMAS JEFFERSON2, JOHN1) was born 1863 in Sparta, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi, and died 1920. She married THOMAS ALEXANDER MOORE c. 1879.
Child of ELLA WILKINSON and THOMAS MOORE is:
i. EMMA C.5 MOORE, b. 1879, m. William Edwards
5. ROBERT ENNIS4 WILKINSON, SR. (JOHN ADAMS3, THOMAS JEFFERSON2, JOHN1) was born August 14, 1866 in Sparta, Mississippi, and died April 06, 1946 in Heidelberg, Mississippi. He married SARAH JANE HEIDELBERG December 24, 1891 in Mississippi, daughter of WILLIAM HEIDELBERG and MARY THORNTON.
Children of ROBERT WILKINSON and SARAH HEIDELBERG are:
i. ROBERT ENNIS5 WILKINSON,JR., b. October 29, 1892.
6. ii. ELMA WILKINSON, b. January 15, 1895, Heidelberg, Mississippi; d. May 22, 1946, Indianapolis, Indiana.
iii. LILLIAN BELLE WILKINSON, b. May 26, 1898.
Generation No. 5
6. ELMA5 WILKINSON (ROBERT ENNIS4, JOHN ADAMS3, THOMAS JEFFERSON2, JOHN1) was born January 15, 1895 in Heidelberg, Mississippi, and died May 22, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She married FOREST LELAND FIERS August 10, 1918 in Meridan, MS, son of JAMES FIERS and MARY MCKINTY.
Children of ELMA WILKINSON and FOREST FIERS are:
7. i. MARY JANE6 FIERS, b. May 30, 1919, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana; d.February 28, 1953, Walter Reed Hospital,Washington D.C..
8. ii. JAMES HENRY FIERS, b. April 22, 1921, Indianapolis, Indiana; d.August 26, 1998, Indianapolis, Indiana.---------------------------------------
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I had the opportunity to exchange emails with a descendant of Martha Leopard, Heather Leopard.
In 1880, Clay County, Beat #4, MS, Charlott Wilkinson, 40, a mulatto, was a widow with 2 sons, William, 14, and Samuel, 12. Charlott was living with another widow, Martha Leopard, 39, white, and her son also named Samuel, 19.
Monday, March 8, 2010
But there is a lot to be said for persistence.
I'm related to Ephraim and Winnie Scaife from Arkansas. Winnie's maiden name was Jordan.
She is important because she holds the key to my 3rd ggrandmother's father side of the family. Winnie's father was possibly 75-80 years old when she was born---I don't even want to think about it---ugh. Anyway, when Winnie was six years old, she left NC and went to live with her sister (half-sister)Manurva in Arkansas.
Believe it or not, I went through three Scaifes before my trail led me to BE Scaife. I learned we are related. Winnie Jordan Scaife is his grandmother. I hope he calls me back with more information. A picture would be wonderful.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wow is the only thing I can say to describe the first conference. I'm not certified, but as an amateur genealogist, I learned there are more ways to get around a brick wall when researching our family tree. The seminars were enlightening. The research some presenters had done were amazing.
Please visit their website at www.stl-aahgs.com.
I know most of us depend on the census to help tell the story about our ancestors, but there is more. Did you know, in addition to the federal census, there are state censuses? I learned that Mississippi had a 1866 State Census Index! Yahoo.
In addition to Ancestry, most county libraries have free access to HeritageQuest, City Directories, and Footnote for genealogists.
Author Tim Pinnick says a person must not overlook utilizing old community newspapers online. You can visit his website for more tips at wwww.blackcoalminerheritage.net.
I'm glad I didn't miss Keynote Speaker Shamele Jordon's workshop on Freedmen Strategies: the Bank vs. the Bureau.
Her first advice was to organize and backup online. Okay, I hit OfficeMax last night and got new binders. She also spoke about using old documents to raise $$ to fund family reunions.
I can go on and on, but I would like to hear from you.
Friday, July 31, 2009