Kinsearching July 9, 2006




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     Betty C. Wiltshire recently completed two more volumes in her useful new series concerning the Magnolia State: MISSISSIPPI MARRIAGE RECORDS THRU 1900, BA - BO (MALES) and BR - BY (MALES). Pertaining to records for the entire state, this work lists marriages for all males with surnames that begin with the letter B. The books include all marriage applications even though some were not completed or the marriage never took place.

     Surnames of the grooms are arranged alphabetically while surnames of the brides are indexed. Dates for the records range from 1800 through 1900. Each entry provides the names of the couple, the date of the record, and the county where the application took place. Genealogical libraries will certainly want to have copies of the new series MISSISSIPPI MARRIAGE RECORDS THRU 1900 in their collections.

     Priced at $36.00 postpaid, the volume for surnames BA-BO contains 329 pages. The volume for surnames BR - BY has 265 pages and costs $30.00 postpaid. Both paperbacks may be purchased from Pioneer Publishing Co., P. O. Box 408, Carrollton, MS 38917 (phone 662-237-6010).

     Charles N. Ferguson, 811 South Market, Shawnee, OK 74801 is seeking information about the following WARE family who appears on the census of Jack Co., TX, in 1900:

     George W. WARE, b. Feb 1866 in GA, father b. in SC; mother b. in TN
     Nancy W., b. Jan. 1870 in MO, both parents b. in MO
     Harry E., b. March 1890, TX
     Coy D. (male), b. Dec. 1891, TX
     Henry G., b. Mar 1897, TX
     Vashta E. (female), b. Jan. 1899, TX
     Fred, b. in 1902, TX
     Alma, b. in 1904, TX
     George W., b. in 1907, TX

     The following four excerpts about Civil War veterans come from a 1908 issue of The Dallas Semi-Weekly Farm News, which was published in Dallas, TX. Although the exact date is unknown, it is probably around August 10.

     "Karnes City, Tex., Aug. 6. - U. N. ATKINSON, a Confederate veteran of this county, was found near his place, four miles from here, lying near the road. He was badly beaten up. The old man is now in a precarious condition and the doctor has little hopes of his recovery. A party has been arrested and is now in jail here. Particulars are not known."

     "Karnes City, Tex., Aug 6. - U. N. ATKINSON, an ex-Confederate soldier, who was badly beaten near his home, near here on the night of Aug. 4, died this morning, never regaining his senses. Ed RULLIN, from below here, was placed in jail charged with the crime, under warrant issued by Judge YOUNG of Kennedy (sic)."

     "Booneville, Ind., Aug. 8. - Larkin B. RICHARDSON, aged 72, an old soldier, died today. During the Civil War he figured in sensational escape from the Confederate prison at Tyler, Tex., through a sewer, where he remained fifty hours."

     "Hillsboro, Tex., Aug. 8. - The committee having charge of the arrangements for the reunion of Hill County Camp No. 166, U. C. V., and the old settlers of Hill County, to be held on the reunion grounds, three miles east of here, beginning next Tuesday and continuing four days, are rapidly getting everything in readiness for the occasion, which if present indications are reliable, will be the greatest event of the kind ever held in the county."