With a comprehensive study of libraries, archives, court houses, churches, land offices, maps and histories of nations and people the story of the William Nash and Anne Hopkins family comes to life in this book. The amusing and often tongue-in-cheek manner in which Bill Nash tells the story gives the reader a clear picture of the family saga. From the 1635 sailing from London to the present, this is the story of a courageous and proud people. Much more than just charts and lineages, “Our Nashes” intertwines the history of this nation with the Nash family into a hard-to-put-down volume.
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Gulfport’s name says it all. The port and railroads were the foundation for this community. In 1900, at two years old, its population was only a little over 1,000. However, by 1906, that number had grown to over 14,000. A wide channel and deepened basin provided for the 36 ships anchored in the harbor. Capt. William T. Hardy’s railroad was complete. Wealthy oilman Capt. Joseph T. Jones had made good on his promises of a train depot, an office building, banks, schools, churches, and stores. The luxurious Great Southern Hotel stood as a star costing over $350,000 to build. Gulfport was a thriving port city. The golfing, hunting, and waterfront activities were an early appeal. Images reflect great fortune and the desperate losses in Gulfport.
- Author: Betty Hancock Shaw
- Publisher: Arcadia Publishing – June 2011
- Formats: Print – $17.15
From a plantation ledger, an abandoned graveyard, a fragile manuscript, and old newspapers, author Mary Helen Griffin Halloran has raised the bones of her ancestors and made them come alive in this memoir that traces the history of five generations of her Mississippi family. In A Mississippi Family, Halloran has painted a backdrop to the life the family lived. The story begins with the life and times of three men: Jonas Griffin (1762-1815), his son Francis Griffin (1800-1865), and his son Judge John Bettis Griffin (1826-1903). It ends with portraits of two remarkable women, Judge John’s daughters, Mary Lane Griffin (1858-1942) and Helen Knight Griffin (1864-1949). …click here to read more
The Mississippi State History Collection is 18 books, in searchable PDF format, relating to the people of the state of Mississippi in the 18th to 20th centuries. Some of these digital reproductions include illustrations and portraits. A complete list of the titles included on the DVD are listed below.
- A history of Columbus, Mississippi, during the 19th century (1909) – Lipscomb, W. L. (William Lowndes); United Daughters of the Confederacy. Mississippi Division. Stephen D. Lee Chapter No. 34, Columbus; Young, Georgia P. – 167 pages
- A history of educational legislation in Mississippi from 1798 to 1860 (1921) – Weathersby, William Henington – 204 pages
- A history of Mississippi for use in schools (1892) – Lowry, Robert; McCardle, William H. – 262 pages
- Guide to Mississippi (1874) – Mississippi. State board of immigration and agriculture; Griggs, Richard – 119 pages
- History of Hinds County, Mississippi, 1821-1922 (1922) – Rowland, Eron Opha (Moore) “Mrs. Dunbar Rowland” – 60 pages
- History of Jasper County, Mississippi, cemetery records, 1834-1910, index of wills & land grants, 1834-1905 (1900) – Daniel, H. H – 106 pages
- History of Mississippi and civil government (1892) – Duval, Mary V – 387 pages
- Industrial Mississippi (1904) – Walker, Elisha – 95 pages
- Kemper County vindicated, and a peep at radical rule in Mississippi (1879) – Lynch, James Daniel – 416 pages
- Mississippi (1919) – United States. Railroad Administration – 40 pages
- Mississippi in 1883. Report of the Select committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1883 (1884) – Hoar, George Frisbie – 683 pages
- Mississippi; a guide to the Magnolia state (1938) – Federal Writers’ Project. Mississippi – 545 pages
- Publications of the Mississippi historical society Volume 10 (1898) – Riley, Franklin Lafayette, editor – 579 pages
- Reconstruction in Mississippi (1901) – Garner, James Wilford – 422 pages
- School laws of the state of Mississippi. Chapters: 125, schools; 137, county superintendents; 138, state superintendent. Annotated code of 1906, laws of 1908, laws of 1910, laws of 1911, laws of 1912, laws of 1914 (1915) – 74 pages
- The Chisolm massacre: a picture of “home rule” in Mississippi (1878) – Wells, James M. (James Monroe) – 331 pages
- The official and statistical register of the state of Mississippi (1908) – 1317 pages
- The Queen city of the South. Natchez, Mississippi; (1880) – McCormick, C. N. – 60 pages
- Publisher: ADigitalHistory.com – October 2012
- Formats: Compact Disc – $12.99
The Natchez Trace is one of the oldest trails in North America. In 1801, President Jefferson ordered the Army to build a road along the trail to provide a route for moving troops and delivering mail. Jefferson dispatched soldiers down the road in 1803 to protect the Louisiana Purchase, and Andrew Jackson and his troops followed it to battle the British in the War of 1812. As an 1800-era link between Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi, the road served as a pathway for settling much of what we now know as the South. Twentieth-century writers such as Eudora Welty later embellished its lore of heroes, bandits, and spies, inspiring Southern leaders to revive the Natchez Trace.
- Author: Natchez Trace Parkway Association
- Publisher: Arcadia Publishing – June 2012
- Formats: Print – $16.49
Discover the Civil War through the stories of the three Poore brothers from the Piney Woods of Mississippi. Follow them on battlefields from Manassas to Appomattox. Learn about their family’s struggle to survive against Union raiders, Confederate tax agents, and the South’s most famous insurrections—the Knight Company. The Poore family witnessed many of the era’s most important events, events that shaped the future of American society and every person in it.
- Author: Ralph Poore
- Publisher: Talented Scribbler Productions – January 2012
- Formats: Kindle – $8.99
The legacy of John Robert Wingate, who died in1902 in Nacogdoches County, Texas was a large extended family that grew up in and around Nacogdoches and surrounding areas of East Texas. A dedicated father and saw mill operator, John’s Texas roots grew out of his native Mississippi and North Carolina. Great, great grandfather Edward Wingate of Brunswick County, North Carolina was an officer in the state militia during the Revolutionary War. His son Walter aided the patriot General Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox.” John’s grandfather, Edward Taylor Wingate, eventually also came to Texas (although estranged from his Mississippi family) and served in the Mexican War. He has been confused with the Edward Wingate who was martyred at Goliad during the Texas Revolution against Mexico. John’s father, Robert Harrison Wingate, served in the home guard for the siege of Vicksburg and, after exchange, in a Mississippi Confederate cavalry unit for the remainder of the U. S. Civil War.
Elizabeth Geoghegan has quite a collection of books providing Mississippi records for Warren, Amite, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Wilkinson and Clairborne counties include marriage, census, tax data and surnames. Visit Elizabeth’s store at Lulu.
This is a transcription of WPA material, collected stories, old photographs, and more importantly The Lawrence County Press, 1888-1894, which I hand transcribed for over 10 years. There are many many names of people who lived in that region. It was an important area of the country during the 1800′s as many people stopped here on the way further west.