Pioneer announces publication of more Washington records

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Pioneer Publishing has just announced the publication of more Washington County historical records.

“Fairy Field,” “Needmore,” “Honey Oak,” and “Daybreak” are only a few of the antebellum plantations mentioned in the fourth of a series of Washington and Issaquena county books authored by Katherine Branton and Alice Wade of Leland.

Their labor of love, which involved years of collecting and preserving the information our ancestors left behind, has been welcomed by genealogists and historians all over the country.

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EARLY MISSISSIPPI RECORDS, Volume IV, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MS, 1827-1889, has just been released.

It contains such interesting entries as: “Dr. W.M. Bagley died of pneumonia. The deceased came from Missouri and married Miss Jennie Harvey Joyce, a sister of Mr. W.R. Harvey,” which was found in the THE GREENVILLE TIMES in December 1896.

Also, the Chancery Court Records show that the estate of Eliza M. Buckner contained a citation to Mrs. P.M. Chambers, guardian of minor heirs Eliza M. Buckner, Mary V. Buckner, Katie C.C. Buckner, John W. Buckner & P.C. Buckner.

Records found in Volume IV include Chancery Court Records of estate settlements, divorces, guardianships of children, etc.; Greenville Times Death & Marriage Notices; abstracts of Will Book 2; Naturalization Records; Sommers Funeral Home Records; Guardianship Book “I” and inscriptions from 37 cemeteries.

The book is now available from Pioneer Publishing Company, P.O. Box 408, Carrollton, MS 38917; 662-237-6010. The cost is $34 including shipping.


… Joanna Carter (200 South Olive St., Oklolona, MS 38860;

) is looking for the parents of GREEN HILL. His wife was Martha Goode HUGGINS. He was born 9/8/1830. He came to Mississippi in 1845. He died on April 14, 1908, and is buried in Chickasaw County, MS. He had 11 children, three of whom died in infancy. The surviving children were: Maud B. Hill PETERSON; William Richard; James Joseph; Mattie Hill LYON;Thomas Kennedy; John Lee; Ira Overton; and Mary Frank. If anyone has any information about his parents or his family, Joanna would love to hear from you. Can any reader help?

.. Marti Parker (

) is trying to find data on the PARKER families of Copiah County, MS from 1820-1900. The line she is researching is JOHN C. PARKER who married Serrepha WHITE about 1831 in Copiah County. Does anyone have information on this line to share?

… Bonnie Hale Anderson (6811 Mink Ave, Anchorage, AK 99504

) would like to know if any of her kin related to GEORGE WASHINGTON HALE who married Margaret CORLEY (her great grandparents); George Willis James Hale who married Mary Ellen (Mollie) SELMAN (her grandparents) and Willis Selman Hale, Jr. who married Mary Evelyn HARMONY (her parents) are still in Mississippi.

This would be in the Copiah County and Brookhaven area. Her great grandparents were born in the 1850’s. Does anyone know this family?

Please send your announcements and queries to FAMILY TREES at 900 Main Street, Natchez, MS 39120 or email to

. All queries are printed free of charge. We look forward to hearing from you.