Saturday, March 8, 2008

Itawamba Settlers Spring Issue Update

The Spring 2008 issue of Itawamba Settlers will be given to the printers on Monday. This issue contains a wealth of interesting material including abstracts from an old Board of Police minute book found in the county courthouse spanning the 1860's. Also in this issue is an interesting story about Elvis Presley's Itawamba County roots with feature articles by Mackey Hargett (Presley's cousin) and Lee County historian Julian Riley. Another interesting item is a story about an elopement on the old Whitesides plantation and several old 19th century will abstracts. Included in the Spring 2008 issue are the following items:

New Salem Methodist Episcopal Church Deed: 1840
Itawamba County Masonic Records: 1881-1885
Taking a Rest
Google Books Affords Easier Access to Many Old and Obscure Books
Elvis Presley: His Itawamba Ancestors and Cousins
Hauling Logs From the Tombigbee River Bottom Near Fulton
Itawamba County News Abstracts: 1912
A Pensacola Florida Civil War Connections
An 1858 Elopement on the Whitesides Plantation
In Memory of Rolling Stores
James Whitesides’ Last Will and Testament and Slave Inventory
John Walker Last Will and Testament: 1860
Police Court Minutes: 1864
An Old Civil War Service Discharge Reflects and Family Story
George Shumpert Estate Depositions: 1881
The James Boatwright Crypt at Keyes Cemetery
William Clark McQuiston Legal Advertisement: 1866
Itawamba County Elected Officials Portrait: 1884
Notes on Researching the Itawamba County Federal Census Schedules
The Forrest Lamar Cooper Postcard Collection
A Mississippi Hill Country Farmer with His Best Friend

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