Pictured above is a church group at Jones Crossing on Bull Mountain Creek attendeding a baptizing service. Fifty-four people are shown in the photograph. The baptizing took place during 1917. Family surnames represented in the photograph include Raper, Gilmore, Clements, Cole, Thomas, McNeese, Kennedy, Stevens, Phillips,Bennett, Wallace, Cook, Doster, Wiggington, Jetton, among others. Jones Crossing is the site of an early Itawamba County mill. For further information about this historic site, see the Jones Mill article on this blog.
A larger version of this photograph is scheduled to appear in the Summer 2008 issue of Itawamba Settlers magazine with identification of 54 people shown in the old photograph.
Photograph Courtesy of Robert Vaughn, Amory, Mississippi