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  • 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

  • .Search Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records for your ancestor's Land Patent.

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    Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

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    who gave their lives in service.

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    Valley of the Shadow...two communities in the Civil War

    Local Professional Researchers

    NOTICE: This section is merely a listing for those who are available for hire. Like the telephone directory, these listings are here for your information ONLY. Neither the USGenWeb, the MSGenWeb, the Lowndes County GenWeb, nor the editor of this page is promoting any person-for-hire or item-for-sale, nor do same accept or assume any responsibility or liability. It is your decision, and your responsibility as a consumer to verify to your own satisfaction any person-for-hire or any item-for-sale before you purchase.

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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. 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.

    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 B. 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. $15.00

    Softcover, 100+ pages. $15.00


    ORDER ANY TWO FOR $25.00

    For more information contact or

    Order from:

    Carolyn B. Neault

    P. O. Box 48

    Columbus, MS 39703

    Please add $2.00 per book shipping & postage.


    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, 915 Woodland Drive, Henderson, Tennessee 38340.



    Reference Sources

    We here in Lowndes are attempting to build a local network of people and resources to aid those of you who are searching by "long distance". We are in the earliest stages of organizing, however, and this will take some time. Therefore, we hope that you will be willing to share the information that you have with those who are also searching the same areas.

    If you have reference books, census records, birth/death records, marriage records, etc. from which you are willing to share information, please send the information to me via the e-mail link below or to:

    Please put "Lowndes WEB PAGE References" in the subject line so that the information may be properly routed.

    You should include your name, and a means by which you can be reached - such as an e-mail address or snail mail (US postal service) address, or both, if you choose; and the materials that you have available. For example: census 1860, complete. ["complete" would mean that you have the entire census] Most of us copy only the pages of any record which have our own surnames. In that case, you might list the name(s). Ex: "census 1860, Doe, Smith, Jones." If you have books, give a brief description of the information covered and the years of coverage.

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