Collier Carlton visits grandchildren
Collier Carlton spent the weekend in Birmingham, Ala., visiting his twin grandchildren, Mary Grace and William.
Hank Wheeler of Newnan, Ga., was the weekend guest of Mary Clay and Gene Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady. While here, he attended Marshall Academy’s kindergarten graduation on Friday night. He also got to visit with his younger daughter, Laura Wheeler.
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Miss Jaime Brents and Morrie Douglass Jr. to wed June 7 at Byhalia United Methodist
Jimmy and Sue Brents of Byhalia are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jaime Leigh, to Morrie Lee Douglass Jr. of Bartlett, Tenn.
Jaime is the granddaughter of Alice Kircher of Collierville, Tenn., the late Leon Kircher of Victoria, and the late W.C. and Christine Brents of Byhalia.
She is a 1999 graduate of Marshall Academy in Holly Springs. She attended Northwest Community College in Senatobia and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Baptist College of Health Sciences. Jaime is currently a dialysis nurse at Fresineus Dialysis Center in Southaven.
Lee is the son of Janet and David Deckard, and Morrie Lee Douglass, Sr. of Bartlett, Tenn. He is the grandson of Lucille Douglass and the late Clifford Douglass of Southaven, the late Roger and Doris Beith of Memphis and Eugene and Virginia Deckard of Vincennes, Ind.
He is a graduate of Bolton High School and is a police officer with the Bartlett Police Department. He is also a sergeant in the Army National Guard where he is a medic and proudly served in Iraq in 2005. Lee will again be deployed in the spring of 2009 to serve his country.
The couple will exchange vows at Byhalia United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 4 p.m. An outdoor wedding celebration will be held at the home of the bride’s parents at 6 p.m that same evening.
After their wedding celebration the happy couple will make their home in Bartlett, Tenn.
Miss Candis Cooper and Brandon Kirk to wed in June 7 ceremony at Cornersville United Methodist Church
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cooper of Cornersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Candis Michelle to Brandon Bruce Kirk of Cornersville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kirk of Cornersville.
Candis is the granddaughter of Kathryn Cooper and the late Doyle Cooper of Cornersville and Judy Vann and the late Jack Vann of Southaven. She is a 2000 graduate of West Union High School and 2005 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in general sciences. She is pursuing a career in teaching.
Brandon is the grandson of Sue Kirk and the late Cooper Kirk of Cornersville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Marvin Whitehorn of Cornersville. He is a 1998 graduate of West Union High School and 2000 graduate of ITT with an associate’s degree in electronic engineering technology. He is currently employed with Tennessee Gas Pipeline in New Albany.
The couple will be married Saturday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Cornersville United Methodist Church, with a reception following at the home of Kathryn Cooper.
Miss April Faulkner and David Mills to wed June 7 at First Christian Church
Susan Faulkner of Fulton, Ky., and Tim Faulkner of Byhalia announce the engagement of their daughter, April Susann Faulkner to David Jason Mills, son of Kay Mills and the late Jerry (Bubba) Mills of Mayfield, Ky.
Miss Faulkner is the granddaughter of Bernice Norman of Fulton, Ky., and the late Junior Norman, and Ramona Faulkner of Lakeview, Ark., and the late Nolean Faulkner.
She is a 1998 graduate of H.W. Byers High School in Mt. Pleasant and is currently attending the University of Tennessee in Martin, Tenn., and is majoring in criminal justice.
David Jason Mills is the grandson of Pearl Blake of Mayfield and the late Herman Blake, and Clementine Mills of Mayfield and the late Cloys Mills.
He is a 2002 graduate of Graves County High School and a 2005 graduate of Paducah Technical College. He is employed by Pilgrims Pride Hatchery.
The wedding will take place at 4 p.m. on June 7, 2008 at First Christian Church in Mayfield, Ky. All friends and relatives are invited.
Only out of town invitations are being sent.
Miss Lauren Tubbs to wed
Doug Gipson in May 24 ceremony at Longstreet United Methodist Church
Mr. and Mrs. David Drewery of Collierville, Tenn., and Eddie Tubbs of Olive Branch announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Ashley Tubbs of Collierville, to Doug Gipson of Memphis, Tenn. He is the son of Marty Gipson of Byhalia and the late Renee’ Tate.
Lauren is the granddaughter of Bo and Mildred Tubbs of Olive Branch and the late Lee and Elizabeth Horne of Collierville.
She is a senior at the University of Memphis and a graduate of Collierville High School and is employed with Re-Transportation, Inc. of Memphis, Tenn.
Doug is the grandson of Jack and Marcia Gipson of Byhalia, Jack and Norma Coughran of Southaven and the late Butch Spaulding of Memphis, Tenn.
He received a BS from the University of Memphis (magna cum laude) in 2006 and his master’s in 2008. He is employed with the University of Memphis.
The wedding ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Longstreet United Methodist Church in Memphis (5268 Airways Blvd.). All family and friends are cordially invited.
Dr. Betty Coward, Lyle Richardson and Kenny Holbrook guests on Happy Hour
Swanee’s Good News Happy Hour will be on WKRA 1110 AM on Thursdays. The new time will be from 3 to 4 p.m., which is a change from 2 p.m.
This week the guest will be Dr. Betty Coward, president of Blue Mountain College telling us about the fascinating little college in among the Blue Mountain hills.
Also, Lyle Richardson, forest ranger of Wall Doxey Park will be on, telling us about Wall Doxey Park; Kenny Holbrook, fire chief of Holly Springs will tell us about his job.
Also, professor Alice Long will impart some of her literary knowledge.
Don’t miss our radio program as it is very informative and lots of fun.
Wars and effect on Marshall County
So far in 2008 America has suffered through 10 wars and right now we are in the 11th one. The Revolutionary War happened in 1776 and we have Revolutionary soldiers buried here in Marshall County.
The following information was provided by Bobby Mitchell, who is a local historian. He lists Revolutionary War soldiers and wives of Revolutionary War solders that are buried in Marshall County.
We have five Revolutionary War heros buried here but two are lost; we don’t know where they are buried.
William Deaver: He died June 10, 1855, age 95, and was a pensioner in Marshall County for a short time before his death. In May 1966, a Revolutionary soldier’s grave was brought to our attention. It was marked with a private family marker, which had been broken into pieces, but was still readable. With further research, his service record was discovered, and a government marker was ordered and placed with appropriate ceremonies by the Kit Mott Camp, SVC, in July 1997. This veteran lived with his son, Elijah Deaver, at Early Grove. We had a funeral for him in the pasture, complete with speeches, the Pledge of Allegiance and refreshments. One man was there in a Revolutionary uniform and he looked just like George Washington. A great time was had by all.
Harrison Jones: Listed as a Revolutionary War veteran in the 1840 Marshall County census; he is buried in Lafayette County.
Moses Lambeth: He died August 18, 1843, and drew a pension in Marshall County for a brief time before his death. He was living with his son-in-law, James Tyer, at his death. He is buried in an unknown grave, probably near Hudsonville, but in present day Benton County. His obituary appeared in the Holly Springs Gazette, August 25, 1843.
Penelope King Lesueur: (1793-1854) Daughter of Charles King, who fought in a North Carolina regiment and moved to Madison County, Alabama, c. 1809, where he is buried. Penelope married Littleberry Lesueur in 1813, in Madison County, AL, and moved to Marshall County, where she died on the family farm in 1854. She is buried in an unmarked grave on land still retained by the family. Penelope King Lesueur is the great-great-great grandmother of Bobby Mitchell.
Elijah Lumdsen: He died March 20, 1843 at his home near North Mt. Pleasant. He was at the “Siege of 96” in South Carolina under General Greene. He is buried in an unknown grave. His death was noted in the Holly Springs Guard, April 6, 1842.
Martha Maroney died August 20, 1858, and is buried in the Watkins-Ingram Cemetery near Warsaw (south of Byhalia), age 93. Some people erroneously believe her husband, Revolutionary War soldier Phillip Maroney, is buried there, but he is not; he died before they came to Marshall County. Phillip Maroney was in a Maryland regiment, later in the Carolinas under General Greene.
William M. McFerrin (1775-9, September, 1845): He is buried on the McFerrin Ranch, a few hundred yards south of Highway 72 and Knox Road. In December 2002, I was called to visit a cemetery with another Revolutionary War soldier buried in it. This veteran lived with his son-in-law, Cullen Curlee, who was himself a War of 1812 veteran.
Mary McDow: She came to Marshall County with one of her children after the death of her husband, Thomas McDow, of South Carolina. He is buried at Mt. Peryn in Tate County, which used to be Marshall County. She died on January 6, 1849, age 73 years.
Alexander Meek: (December 16, 1764 - September 8, 1857) Listed as a Revolutionary War veteran in the 1840 Marshall County census, he is buried in the Meek Family Cemetery in Marshall County. The DAR placed a soldier’s plaque on his marker in October, 1978.
Elizabeth Meek: Wife of Alexander Meek, she died in 1841, age 67 and is buried in the Meek Cemetery, the same place as her husband.
James Riley: He drew a pension but did not appear on the 1840 or 1850 Marshall County censuses. He lived near Lamar, which was in Marshall County at the time.
John Spelts: He drew a pension in Marshall County, but did not appear on the 1840 or 1850 Marshall County censuses; he lived near Lamar.
Milton Alexander: He was listed as a Revolutionary War veteran in the 1840 Marshall County census.
Edward Corbett: He was listed as a Revolutionary War veteran in the 1840 Marshall County census. He is also listed in Madison County.
Later in 1835 Micajah Autry was a hero in the Alamo, who died there. His son, James Autry moved here from North Carolina and brought his mother, Micajah’s widow. In North Carolina they celebrate Micajah Autry Day even to this day once a year. It’s a holiday in his honor. They lived in the house at the corner of Walthall and Van Dorn, across from the Catholic Church. James Autry was a colonel in the Civil War from here, and the day he was receiving his promotion to general he was killed in the Battle of Atlanta.
In the issue of May 9, 1846, of the “Holly Springs Gazette” it was announced in about an inch of space on the second page “War and No Mistake! The citizens of Holly Springs and Marshall County will meet at the courthouse to raise a volunteer company to march to General Taylor’s aid.”
The unit was called the “Marshall Guards.” They drilled up and down the streets in admiration of the citizens of the town. The “Marshall Guards” were sent to Vicksburg and ultimately to Monterey. They named their rifles after their ladies (they knew they wouldn’t kick).
Later on, Elkanah Greer was a Confederate general whose life touched Holly Springs. He was born in 1825 in Tennessee and moved to Holly Springs when it was new. He took part in the war with Mexico in 1845 as a member of the First Mississippi Rifles, whose colonel was Jefferson Davis.
Elkanah Greer wrote from Mexico and proposed to Kate Walthall, sister of General Edward Carey Walthall, grandmother of Kate Clark. She later married George Freeman.
Major A.B. Bradford was in command. He sat on his horse amidst the battle, cheering his men on and seemed invulnerable to bullets. Many others were wounded and killed and he was saying, “Can’t one bullet hit me?” But he wasn’t hit. When the Guard returned home in 1847, many had died in battle and many had died of sickness. The men laid down their arms for a 13-year intermission while the stage was getting set for the War Between the States. This period from the war with Mexico to the War Between the States was on the eve of Holly Springs’ greatest material prosperity.
More on the wars of Marshall County will be continued next week.
Our time at the Square Museum is slowly coming to and end. We think that we will be moving soon, so get on up here and visit us on the square, 111 Van Dorn Ave., 662 252-3669, visit our website at www.mchmuseum.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Mississippi Shop at the Marshall County Historical Museum, we have some new items to sell.
We’ve just received a shipments of caps inscribed with “Holly Springs, Mississippi” in colors of red or blue.
The cost is $10 each and will be a keepsake and a collector’s item. They make delightful gifts.
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