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  • NEW----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. By James L. Murphy, (

  • Memories of Artesia

  • History of the Old Unity Presbyterian Church, submitted by Jim Murphy, and written by Jim Murphy and Earlene Egger.

  • 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

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  • "A History of Columbus,Mississippi During the 19th Century",
    by Dr. William Lowndes Lipscomb, 1909.
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    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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