Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Christ Church at Church Hill - Jefferson County

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"Christ Church at Church Hill (mid-1800s) in Jefferson County 
was the state’s first Episcopal church."

-- mshistorynow.mdah.state.ms.us

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Amos Family History

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"The Amos Family of Copiah County, Mississippi can be dated back to Jane and John Amos who were born in Virginia. Jane was born about 1820 but the approximate date of John's birth is not known. It is also not known exactly when life in Mississippi began for the couple, it is believed that they were in the state prior to 1855, as that is about the time Jane�s oldest known child was born.

Jane Amos is shown as head of household in the census of Lincoln County, Mississippi, in 1870 and 1880. She is believed to have been the mother of four sons, namely John Amos, Frank Amos, Alexander Amos and Samuel Amos. John was born about 1855, Frank was born around 1861, Alexander was born about 1863 and Samuel (Sam) was born on December 25, 1867, according to his 1937 death certificate.

John Amos..."

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Little Bahala Cemetery - Copiah County

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Genealogy Research Tip:

Although there are numerous sites around the Internet that contain cemetery and genealogical information, newer obituaries associated with specific cemeteries can often be located by using a search engine (Google, Bing, etc.) to search for keywords.  For example, "Little Bahala Cemetery John Doe".

Monday, July 8, 2013

Crystal Springs School

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Mississippi Department of Archives and History - Luther Hamilton collection

Monday, July 1, 2013

Copiah County Courthouse

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"The Copiah County Courthouse, a Classical Revival structure, was designed by none other than J. Riely Gordon.  The cornerstone was laid in 1902 and the building was completed in 1903.  

The contractor was G.T. Hallas and Company of Hazlehurst, who built many significant structures in the state of Mississippi during that time period, including..."

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