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    This section is merely a listing of those items available for purchase. Like the telephone directory, these listings are here for your information ONLY. Neither the MSGHN, or the Lowndes Co. MSGHN, nor the editor of this page is promoting any person-for-hire or any item-for-sale, nor do same accept any responsibility or liability. It is your decision, and your responsibility as a comsumer to verify to your satisfaction any person-for-hire or any item-for-sale before you purchase.

      Ruth Ann Faris....a local person who has lived in the Caledonia area her whole life. Ruth Ann will, for a research fee decided on in advance by you and her, will make copies of Marriage Licenses, Wills, Deeds, Probate Records, obituaries and any other document or article she can locate within Lowndes County, MS. As much as she would like to, she does not do whole family research due to time constraints. She can be reached at searchinglowndes@gmail.com

    By The Flow of The Inland River..The Settlement of Columbus, Mississippi - European Exploration to 1825

    Written by Samuel H. Kaye, Rufus Ward, Jr. And Carolyn Burns Neault, Softcover, An account of the European exploration of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley and of the events which led to the founding of Columbus in 1819. Contains information on more than 240 persons active along the Tombigbee River prior to 1825, Indexed with 41 Maps and Illustrations, 184 pages. $25.00

    For more information contact carolyn22@cableone.com

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    NOTES ON THE RESTORATION MOVEMENT IN EAST MISSISSIPPI - History of one of the most significant religious movements of the 19th and 20th centuries leading to the establishment of non-denominational congregations of the Christian Church and churches of Christ. This publication focuses on ten Mississippi Counties including Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster, and Winston. 215 pages, over 200 photographs

    THE FAMILY OF JOHN MURPHY SR. - The Murphy family of the Caledonia region came from York County South Carolina. John Murphy Sr. is one of three Revolutionary soldiers buried in Lowndes County.

    OLD ELBETHEL - Story of Elbethel Primitive Baptist Church in Caledonia, perhaps the oldest church in Lowndes County. Site of annual Sacred Harp Singing for over 100 years.

    SALEM CHURCH: A LOST STORY OF A COMMITTED PEOPLE - The story of a group coming to Lowndes County in the 1820’s who established a congregation of the Independent Presbyterian Church. They were abolitionists and pro-Union during the Civil war moved to Missouri in the3 1880’s. This is the church that proceeded New Salem Baptist Church of Caledonia.

    UNITY CHURCH AND CEMETERY: PIONEERS OF THE BUTTAHATCHIE SETTLEMENTS - A story of old Unity Presbyterian Church of Caledonia and a biographical history of those who are buried in Unity Cemetery.

    All above are produced by Buttahatchie Publications and can be obtained from James L. Murphy, jmurphy2@knology.net

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    Source:

    Information taken from handwritten notes from my Aunt Eva Marie (Howard) Atkins, to my mother, Dora Kay Howard, postmarked May 9, 1988.

    James L. Campbell was born November 14, 1821, South Carolina. A family member believes he came from North Carolina, but the earliest record we have places him in Milo, Tn.[1] James married Mary Ann Moorhead[2], born March 19, 1821, in South Carolina. Mary Ann was daughter of Alexander and Rachael Moorhead of Anderson, South Carolina. The marriage was on August 28, 1842.

    Soon after the marriage, James and Mary Ann must have moved to Lowndes County, Mississippi,[3] for their two sons were born there. Alexander Daniel was born June 14, 1843 and James Lewis was born October 17, 1845.

    James L. Campbell died 4/28/1846, and Mary Ann (Moorhead) Campbell died 9/21/1846. There is an account in the bible of Mary Ann (Moorhead) Campbell, stating that Alexander and Rachael Moorhead left Milo on November 3, 1847, destination Lowndes County, Mississippi, arriving back in Milo on November 13, 1847. This trip, we believe, to be the one they made to get Alexander Daniel (age 4) and James Lewis (age 2), since their parents (James and Mary Ann) died in 1846 in Mississippi. (This means that James Lewis and Alexander Daniel must have lived with another family in Lowndes County for about 14 months before their grandparents picked them up and took them back to Milo.)

    The US Census of 1850 and 1860 places James Lewis and Alexander Daniel Campbell in Anderson, South Carolina with their grandparents, Alexander and Rachael Moorhead.

    Footnotes [1] The handwritten notes have TN scratched out with no replacement text. There is a Milo, TN and a Milo, Missouri.
    [2] The handwritten notes spell last name as Morehead, but all of my research from census records and the LSD web site spell this name Moorhead.
    [3] The original handwritten text was Lowndes County, Tennessee and someone scratched it out and wrote Ms.
    [4] The 1880 US Census shows that James Lewis Campbell was born in Mississippi.

    Anyone with additions or corrections on this record, please contact:

    Carole Dietrich
    carole_dietrich@msn.com
    Address furnished upon request

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