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545. Dr. James Dawson Harrell216,220 was born on 23 Mar 1842 in De Kalb, Kemper County, Mississippi.217,223 He died in Jul 1884 in Melvin, Choctaw County, Alabama.217,223 He was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Clarke County, Mississippi.653 He was a general practice physician.654

• In A Bedwell Family (1982), Larry King says: "Mr. Harrell was educated in the public and private schools of Kemper Co., at a private school in Pierce Springs, MS and possibly some college work. He graduated from U of LA Medical School; was a doctor general practioner; active in Baptist Church; Democrat. Mr. Harrell served in the Thirteenth Mississippi Volunteers during the Civil War and lost an arm in the Battle of Gettysburg, PA."

• 1880 Census for Choctaw County, Alabama shows James Harrell, 39, no occupation listed, as head of household with: wife Mary E., 34; son A. Gaines, 7; daughter Olive E., 5; daughter Mattie P., 3; and son James D., 1 & 1/2.

• 1900 Census for Choctaw County, Alabama shows Mary E. Harrell, born Dec 1847, a widown who has had six children (five still living), a farmer who owns her land free and clear, as head of household containing: son Willie B., born Feb 1881; son John P., born June 1884; and mother Rebecca P. Gaines, born Nov 1824, who has had five children, four still living. Mary's son, Alfred G. Harrell, is the census enumerator.

Dr. James Dawson Harrell and Mary Elizabeth Gaines were married on 19 Feb 1872 in Clarke County, Mississippi.223 Mary Elizabeth Gaines216 was born on 4 Dec 1848 in Washington County, Alabama.217 She died on 11 Jan 1916 in Thomaston, Marengo County, Alabama.217 She was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Clarke County, Mississippi.655 Dr. James Dawson Harrell and Mary Elizabeth Gaines had the following children:



Alfred Gaines Harrell.



Olive Eugenia Harrell.



Mattie Pendleton Harrell217,656 was born on 14 Apr 1877 in Alabama.217 She died on 6 May 1896.217 She was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Clarke County, Mississippi.657



James Dawson Harrell Jr656 was born on 12 Feb 1880 in Alabama.570 He died on 13 Jun 1935.89 He was buried in Lucedale, Mississippi.89

• World War I draft registration card shows James Dawson Harrell, born 12 Feb 1880, a dentist in Lucedale, George County, Mississippi. Nearest relative is Minnie V. Harrell of Lucedale. He is described as tall with a medium build, grey eyes and black hair.



Dr. William Bedwell Harrell.



Phillip Pendleton Harrell656 was born on 27 Jun 1884 in Alabama.658 He died on 2 Mar 1957.

Shown as John P. Harrell in the 1900 census when still living with his mother, Mary Gaines Harrell. His older brother, Alfred, was the census enumerator.