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    Mrs. Faris was born in Lowndes County and has been interested in localgenealogy for many years. She has catalogued and organized for the web site many of the cemeteries in Lowndes and is continually working to update others. She is the Co-Coordinator for the Lowndes County Genealogy Web Site and lives in Lowndes County.




  • A New Southern Woman: The Correspondence of Eliza Lucy Irion Neilson, 1871-1883. Edited by Giselle Roberts. A collection of letters portraying the impact of the Civil War on the Irion family and postwar life as a white Southern woman

    Voices From the Prairie, Chapters 1-5, by Thomas Locke Mayfield. Contact Tom at janiecmayfield@aol.com to purchase your black and white or full color copy.. THE B/W COPY SELLS FOR $30.00 PLUS $3.00 POSTAGE. THE COLOR EDITION SELLS FOR $65.00 POSTAGE INCLUDED

  • "A History of Columbus,Mississippi During the 19th Century",
    by Dr. William Lowndes Lipscomb, 1909.
    Read the full text at http://books.google.com/books?id=LkkUAAAAYAAJ


    Acknowledgement

    Columbus, images of Columbus on
    http://www.thecityofcolumbusms.org/

    Lowndes County Courthouse
    505 2nd Ave. North
    Columbus, Mississippi 39701
    Telephone: (662) 329-5900




    The County Seat of Lowndes County, Mississippi is Columbus, home of the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center, the first home of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams. The 2000 census showed a county-wide population of 61,586. Lowndes County, as recited in the establishing act, was named "in memory of the late William Lowndes"....Map

    William Jones Lowndes (1782-1822), a lawyer, planter and statesman from South Carolina was a United States Congressman from that State (1811-1822) and an earnest supporter of the War of 1812. Henry Clay called him the wisest man he had ever known in the Congress.

    Lowndes was the son of Rawlins Lowndes and Sarah Jones Lowndes, of Georgia, a Revolutionary War leader, and he was married to Elizabeth Pinckney, daughter of the Federalist leader Thomas Pinckney. Lowndes worked to achieve a compromise on sectional issues like tariffs and slavery, and assisted in the creation of the second national bank. Lowndes was nominated in 1821 by the South Carolina legislature as a presidential candidate for the election of 1824, but died of illness in 1822.


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