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I have not posted a query in some time so I hope there are some new folks
that can help. I am looking to connect my BERRYMAN family. My Great
Grandfather, John M. Berryman first shows up in the 1850 census in Tippah
County, MS married to Ann. According to the census he was born in Tennessee
about 1827. They had the following children:
William C. Berryman: b 1844, MS
Malinda J. Berryman: b about 1843-1847, MS d Sept 1912, MS
James Henry Berryman: b July 1847 d before January 1920, TX
Lavonia A. Berryman: b 1852 MS
Joseph Benjamin Berryman: b Aug 4, 1856 Tippah County MS, d Aug 3, 1924
Alcorn Co, MS
R. A. Berryman: b 1859 MS
Hiram Louis Berryman: (My grandfather) b Aug 17, 1862 Kossuth MS, d Nov 4,
1944 Monroe Co, MS
Mary A. Berryman: b about 1866, MS, d April 26, 1931 Alcorn Co MS
After Ann died, John married Emma (I think her last name was Rendy) John
and Emma had the following children:
Louisa J. Berryman b about 1877 Alcorn Co MS, Married Marion Smith
Richard Culle Berryman b 1878 Alcorn Co MS, Married Alta Pitts. d 1937 in
Van Zant Co, TX
There are several BERRYMAN families in the area covered by Alcorn, Tippah
and Tishomingo Counties in Mississippi as well as Hardeman and Mc Nairy
Counties in Mississippi. While I know that my Great Grandfather, John
BERRYMAN has to be related to these families, I have not been able to find a
document of any kind to link him to any of them. If anyone has even a clue,
I would be thankful.
Surnames include but are not limited to: BERRYMAN, FRYAR, CRUM, JONES,
LEDFORD, MINCEY, RENCHER, WILBANKS, and related.
CORINTHIAN CLIPPINGS FOR MARCH 1982
JACINTO'S WAY-THEY'RE MAKING THE MOST (By Zelma Brimingham in 1982)
Jacinto residents made the most of several of their friends' birthdays by having a joint birthday party last week.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Palmer served to host C.P. Rinehart, Ollie Nicholson, and Ricky, Eric and John Palmer who were honored at the birthday celebration.
Others attending included Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Brimingham, C.P. Rinehart, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Woodruff, Lucille Calvary and Ruth Robinson.
Grace Coker spent Wednesday with Mr. Lou Coker in Burnsville.
Elder Joe Self, his sister, Mrs. Lillie Garland and brother, Fraser of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, were Sunday visitors at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Brimingham were recently at the Little Hatchie Church near Bethel Springs, Tennessee and in the afternoon at Better Hope near Adamsville where Elder Douglas Thornburg had an appointment.
Debbie Gillentine of Booneville was a Friday night guest of her grandmother, Mrs. Ramer Wiggington.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Searcy of Decatur, Alabama and Esther Burcham of Burnsville were recent visitors in the home of Mrs. Grace Coker.
Darlene and Waylan Mills of Red Bay spent this week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Newborn. Other visitors have been Mr. and Mrs. Rex Newborn and daughter of St. Louis, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Mills and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Newborn of Corinth.
RIENZIANS GO VISITING (By Viola Presley in 1982)
A number of Rienzi residents have been reported ill during the last week.
Among these were Rev. Wiley Gann, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Johnsey, Sr., Mrs. Howard Lang, Mrs. Joe Gray and Mrs. Irb Benjamin.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cude, Miss Diane Furtick, Mr. and Mrs. William Perry and other friends from Rienzi were in Corinth for the Saturday afternoon wedding of Miss Alexander and Mr. Bennett at the Tate Street Baptist Church.
Mrs. Truman Smith has returned home following a week's visit in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, with the family of Mr. and Mrs. David Little.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reid of Liberty spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bullard, Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Entertained for their guests.
Invited to share a delicious meal were Brian and Lisa Bullard, Johnny and Mary McCalla, Gary; Cathy, Jennifer and Grant Ross, Kenneth and Linda Mancum, Joel and Gloria Henry, Michelle Southern, and Marty and Becky Rineheart.
Mrs. Faye Eldridge was in Corinth Sunday afternoon visiting with Mrs. Howard Lang, Mrs. Joe Gray, Mrs. Leo Melton and Mrs. Bessie Parvin in the hospital.
Mrs. Ethel Powell's funeral was Saturday in McPeters Funeral Chapel with burial in the Danville Cemetery.
CORINTHIAN CLIPPINGS FOR 1982
These businesses were advertising how many years they had been in business:
Coca-Cola-Celebrating our 75th year.
Biggers Ace Hardware-Celebrating 63 years.
Security Bank-Celebrating 50 years.
Mitchells Sales and Service-Celebrating 48 years.
National Bank of Commerce-Celebrating 36 years.
Taylor Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.-Celebrating 33 years.
Greer's Egg Farm-Celebrating 31 years.
Coleman Funeral Home East Chapel and Mid-town-Celebrating 22 years.
Fuzzy's Feeds-Celebrating 6 years.
Alcorn Bank and Trust Company-Celebrating 5 years.
Medical Plaza Discount Pharmacy-Celebrating 4 years.
Phipp's Nursery-Celebrating 4 years.
Refreshments, Inc.-Celebrating 17 years.
Morris Crum-Celebrating 12 years.
Greater Mississippi Savings and Loan Assn.-Celebrating 9 years.
Bell Liquified Gas, Inc.-Celebrating 112 years
Bank of Mississippi-Celebrating 106 years.
The Rankin Printery-Celebrating 77 years.
Lusk Funeral Home-Celebrating 46 years.
Corinth Dry Cleaners-Celebrating 38 years.
Belk Hudson-Celebrating 37 years.
RAMADA INN RESTAURANT-BREAKFAST SPECIAL
2 eggs-Any Style with Bacon or Sausage and Gravy, Biscuit or Toast. $1.50
With ham $1.75
Danny Porterfield, Manager
IN HARMONY AND ON KEY
In harmony and on key, Corinth piano teachers practice for their upcoming Two Piano Concert. Carol Kindsey, Jill Palmer, Ginger Stockton and Cathy Byars will be participating in the annual concert sponsored by the Corinth Piano teachers forum. This year, it will be held at the First Methodist Chapel on Fillmore at 8 p.m., March 25th. Last year, donations were put to use in the renovation of the Coliseum.
AUTOS FOR SALE
Everyone will envy the proud owner of this '79 Chevette 4 door. Four speed for up to 30 mpg. The only small car that passed the government crash worthiness test. More safety-more comfort-air conditioning. You can own it today if you hurry. $4,200. Will trade and help arrange financing. Jim Morris Chevrolet, Hwy. 72 East.
Excellent for students first college car, 1980 Olds Cutlass, 2 door, 10,000 actual miles, rally wheels, air, power steering, power brakes, AM-FM radio.
1979 Pontiac Lemans 4 door, needs minor body repair, drivable, $2,650.
1979 Chevrolet Luv, 4-W-D, four speed, air conditioner, factory white spoke wheels. Extra nice! Reduced price to $4,895. Low mileage.
Why not try McNairy County Tennessee which is just across the line from
Alcorn County Mississippi. My own grandmother eloped from Corinth and was
married there. Apparently being across the state line, parental consent
may not have been needed. I had looked in all the wrong places since 1986
because of faulty family stories and found this last spring while in
Corinth reading my gret-grandfather's newspapers in the court house annex
basement. He was her father and wrote everything about his family in his
paper. Never give up!
Pat Ragan Jones
> [Original Message]
> From: W. D. Smith <tenn_wolfman1978(a)yahoo.com>
> To: <msalcorn(a)rootsweb.com>
> Date: 5/16/2007 7:19:54 AM
> Subject: [MSALCORN] Need marriage record lookup 1927-1930
> Hello, sometime between 1927 and 1929, my grandmother Maggie Mae
Streetman (1901 - 1982) of Burnsville, Tishomingo County, took off and
eloped with my grandfather William "Willie" Smith (August 17, 1889 - March
26, 1930, Tupelo, MS).
> For years we searched for information on my grandfather, since he died
eleven days before my father, Willie Robert Smith, was born (Dad was born
April 5, 1930) in Tupelo, Lee County, MS.
> I have strong reason to believe they ran off and were married not far
from where Maggie lived. Possibly either Alcorn or another county close by.
I heard a lot of couples in the "old days" made a bee-line to Corinth to
get hitched, so hopefully that was the case with them! Her parents were
Jasper Joshua and Marsha Ann (Grisham) Streetman of Burnsville.
> Any help would be appreciated! Also wondering if there is a STATEWIDE
Marriage Index for Mississippi, such as Georgia has?
> Will Smith
> Hillsboro, TN
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Hello, sometime between 1927 and 1929, my grandmother Maggie Mae Streetman (1901 - 1982) of Burnsville, Tishomingo County, took off and eloped with my grandfather William "Willie" Smith (August 17, 1889 - March 26, 1930, Tupelo, MS).
For years we searched for information on my grandfather, since he died eleven days before my father, Willie Robert Smith, was born (Dad was born April 5, 1930) in Tupelo, Lee County, MS.
I have strong reason to believe they ran off and were married not far from where Maggie lived. Possibly either Alcorn or another county close by. I heard a lot of couples in the "old days" made a bee-line to Corinth to get hitched, so hopefully that was the case with them! Her parents were Jasper Joshua and Marsha Ann (Grisham) Streetman of Burnsville.
Any help would be appreciated! Also wondering if there is a STATEWIDE Marriage Index for Mississippi, such as Georgia has?
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Thanks to everyone on the list for giving such great help. My trip to Corinth was very successful. The directions to the cemeteries were most helpful. I was able to find the graves for which I was looking. I was able to get copies of the wills I wanted. One of the highlights of my trip was meeting Camille, the proprietor of Borroum's Drugstore. My great grandfather used to work for her great grandfather who founded the drugstore. A charming lady she is!
The people in Corinth were lovely. The only negative was the motel accomodations at the Comfort Inn. I do not recommend staying there.
Again, thanks to all for your help....Jennifer Irion
I've searched for YEARS trying to find marriage records for my grandparents without success. I would greatly appreciate getting help on this! I am getting exasperated over this!!
Maggie Streetman married 1st. about 1927-1929 to William Louis "Willie" Smith SOMEWHERE probably Mississippi. She was the daughter of Jasper Joshua Streetman of Tishomingo County. They are said to have met one day and married the next.
Willie was the son of a German immigrant to Ohio. He was born August 17, 1889 in Lorain County, Ohio and died eleven days before Dad (Willie Robert Smith) was born (April 5, 1930) in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi. In 1918, William Louis Smith filled out his World War One draft card while working with the Greenville & Columbus RR in Lowndes County, Mississippi, and was in Greenville in 1920. In 1927, he was working on the sand bag crew of a Mr.Hanson during the Great Mississippi River flood. After William L. Smith / Schmidt / Schmitt died, Maggie 'apprenticed' my dad to her brother, Charlie Jasper Streetman of Burnsville, in 1933..
Maggie married 2nd - an "Aff ???" Johnson, about 1932-1934, possibly Alcorn, Prentiss or Tishomingo County. Johnson died about 1934, and between 1934 - 1940, she married a THIRD and final time to LEVI QUINTON MOCK (1875 - 1954), probably Prentiss, Alcorn, or Tishomingo County..
Researching this has been extremely frustrating to me. My grandmother was a cantankerous, spitfire of a woman, and wouldn't tell me ANYTHING about my grandfather!! It has taken me over 20 YEARS to learn what I know now about him!!
Hope someone can help! LOL!!
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