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Subject: [LAWINN-L] Re: [ SMITH, James Madison/b 1852
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 14:28:04 EST
In a message dated 1/10/2000 10:43:32 AM Central Standard Time,
> Seeking info on the parents of James Madison SMITH, b 1852/Gallman, Copiah
> Co., MS, who appeared in Caldwell Parish by 1874 when he married the
> daughter of Joel and Alethea DUNN LUSK, Senora Frances LUSK. James and
> Senora SMITH raised their family in Caldwell Parish, LA; they are buried
> the Columbia Hill Cem., Caldwell, having died ca 1918.
> I have not been able to locate him in Copiah Co. census records; but there
> are several SMITH parents with sons named "James" but none the exact
> correct age. However, considering the inaccuracies of the census, he
> be one of those sons. I have looked at every SMITH family in 1850, 1860
> Copiah Co. MS censuses!! Have not attempted 1870 yet.
> Perhaps his parents moved shortly after his birth in Gallman to another MS
> county, or even to LA, but I have not found them in Caldwell Parish in any
> case. I have no idea what their first names might have been. James and
> Senora had several girls, and only one boy, last born in 1896 named Alcey
> Virgle-have found no possible father for James M by those names either.
> Please! Can anyone help with my frustrating SMITH search? This is the
> first time I have researched SMITH and it is quite disconcerting
> considering the commonality of the surname!
Hi to all:
If you are searching in Copiah, you need to know a lot of Copiah people wound
up in Winn Parish, Louisiana and of course, some probably went back to
Copiah. James Mattison/Maddson/etc. was in Winn Parish along with his family
at one time. This is not my line, but I am ccing this to the Winn mailing
list also as several are on the list that was. Also try out the Winn Parish
online archives for other names. Caldwell was a "neighbor" of Winn.
listkeeper for both: Winn Parish and Copiah Co.