Friday, April 25, 2008

Cockrell String Band at a Woodmen of the World Patriotic Celebration during the 1890's

The Cockrell Family String Band of Itawamba County is photographed at a Woodmen of the World patriotic celebration in front of the Lee County Courthouse in nearby Tupelo during the 1890's. Musicians pictured (front row left to right)are William Cockrell, Elijah Cockrell, Jordan Cockrell and __ Cummings (guitarist).

The Cockrell family (Elum and Caroline Devaughn Cockrell extended family) moved to Itawamba County from the Randolph-Coosa counties area of eastern Alabama during 1872 settling first in the New Home Church community and later the Mantachie-Centerville area.

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