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Nellie Nugent Somerville (1863 - 1952)

Eleanor "Nellie" Nugent Somerville (September 25, 1863 – July 28, 1952) was the first woman elected to the Mississippi Legislature. Her daughter, Lucy Somerville Howorth, was soon elected to that bod...

5/26/2016 11/28/2021

Elvis Presley MP (1935 - 1977)

"Big E", "Big El", "Elvis the Pelvis", "The Hillbilly Cat", "The King", "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", "Alan (code name at Graceland)", "The Chief", "Crazy Tiger Man", "Mr. Dynamite", "Memphis Flash", "E.P.", "Tiger (Karate name)", "The Atomic Powered Singer", "Elvis", "Elvis Aaron P..."

Elvis Aaron Presley , in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillbor...

2/25/2007 9/22/2017

Evelyn Gandy (1920 - 2007)

Evelyn Gandy (September 4, 1920 – December 23, 2007) was an American politician who was the first female elected to a statewide office in Mississippi– that of Treasurer for the State of Mississippi. La...

9/17/2017 9/17/2017

Muddy Waters MP (aft.1913 - 1983)

Morgan "Muddy Waters" McKinley is considered the "father of modern Chicago Blues". His birth date and place are either April 4, 1913 in Jug's Corner, Issaquena County Mississippi or April 4, 1915 in Ro...

5/22/2015 5/29/2016

Stark Young (1881 - 1963)

Stark Young wrote several books on the theatre and dozens of works of fiction. Young grew up in Mississippi and his boyhood experiences and love for southern culture influenced his writings, including ...

5/29/2016 5/29/2016

Judge William Yerger (1816 - 1872)

Yerger, a lawyer, served as a justice on the state Supreme Court in 1850. He was elected state senator in 1862, and also served briefly in 1864 and 1865. Yerger was an outspoken unionist and a leader o...

5/27/2016 5/29/2016

Yerger, a lawyer, was a member of the first board of trustees of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and of the State Lunatic Asylum.

5/27/2016 5/29/2016

Ellen Sullivan Woodward (1887 - 1971)

Ellen Woodward was the assistant administrator of the U.S. Works Progress Administration and a member of the first Social Security Board. She then served as director of the Office of International Rela...

4/29/2010 5/29/2016

Tennessee Williams MP (1911 - 1983)

"Tennessee Williams", ""Tennessee" Williams"

Tennessee Williams (born Thomas Lanier Williams, March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American playwright who received many of the top theatrical awards for his works of drama. He moved to New Or...

6/18/2008 5/29/2016

Democrat Congressman from Mississippi. He served in the House of Representatives from 1893-1909 and in the US Senate from 1911-1923. John Sharp Williams (July 30, 1854 – September 27, 1932) was a...

7/10/2008 5/29/2016

Albert Hall Whitfield (1849 - 1918)

taught Greek at Ole Miss in the early 1870s, then returned to teach in the law school after having practiced law for a while. He joined the Mississippi Supreme Court in 1894 and served as Chief Justice...

5/28/2016 5/29/2016

Eudora Welty MP (1909 - 2001)

Eudora Alice Welty was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her book The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal...

1/2/2009 5/29/2016

Benjamin Wailes was the state's leading natural scientist. He wrote several works on the region's history and natural phenomena, including the landmark study Report on the Agriculture and Geology of Mi...

5/29/2016 5/29/2016

Emmett Alexander Vaughey (1908 - 1987)

Emmett Vaughey was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He began developing oil fields in Mississippi in 1936. Vaughey worked with the Mississippi legislature to establish conservation laws that became models for ...

5/29/2016 5/29/2016

Born 20 September 1820 at Port Gibson, MS. Educated in Baltimore. Appointed to West Point class of 1842 by President Andrew Jackson ("Uncle Andrew"); Earl finished 52nd in a class of 56 men he was to f...

3/11/2009 5/29/2016

Felix Joel Underwood (1882 - 1959)

Felix Underwood, a physician, was the director of the State Board of Health for over thirty years. Known as 'Mr. Public Health,' he initiated several successful immunization programs and transformed Mi...

5/29/2016 5/29/2016

Brig. General William F. Tucker (CSA) MP (1827 - 1881)

"William Feimster Tucker", "Willim Feimster Tucker"

William Feimster Tucker (May 9, 1827 – September 14, 1881) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early life Tucker was born in Iredell County, North ...

4/23/2011 5/29/2016

Fisher Trotter (November 5, 1802 – March 9, 1866) was a United States Senator from Mississippi.Born in Brunswick County, Virginia, he moved to eastern Tennessee, attended private schools, and studied l...

5/12/2014 5/29/2016

Robert Harvey Thompson (1847 - 1935)

Robert Thompson, a lawyer, served as a state senator from 1876 until 1890. He was a delegate to the 1890 Constitutional Convention and helped write the annotated code of Mississippi Laws, adopted in 18...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Find A Grave Memorial US Congressman, US Secretary of the Interior, Inspector General of the Confederate States Army, Lt. Colonel of the Confederate States Army.Jacob Thompson (May 15, 1810 – March...

12/28/2011 5/28/2016

Eugene Octave Sykes, Jr. (1876 - 1945)

Eugene Sykes, a lawyer, was a justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1916 to 1924. He was a member and later the chairman of the first Federal Radio Commission and also the first Federal Communi...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Alfred Holt Stone (1870 - 1955)

Alfred Stone served as president of the state tax commission and as president of the Mississippi Historical Society. A noted author of historical studies, Stone was also a leader in developing methods ...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Thomas Stockdale, a lawyer, was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Mississippi in 1856. During the Civil War, he was a major in Stockdale's Cavalry Battalion. After the war, he served as a representativ...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Edward Walthall, a lawyer, chaired four state delegations to Democratic national conventions. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1885 until 1894 and then from 1895 until 1898. Walthall was a major gener...

4/23/2011 5/28/2016

Cornelius Stennis (August 3, 1901 – April 23, 1995) was a U.S. Senator from the state of Mississippi. He was a Democrat who served in the Senate for over 41 years, becoming its most senior member by hi...

12/27/2011 5/28/2016

Justice Cotesworth Pinckney Smith MP (c.1796 - 1862)

"Pinkney"

Smith was elected a state representative in 1826 and a state senator in 1830. He was then elected one of the three judges on the High Court of Errors and Appeals. Smith was defeated in 1837, but electe...

5/27/2016 5/28/2016

Robards Singleton (October 14, 1814 – January 11, 1889) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi and a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War.Born near Nicholasville,...

4/27/2014 5/28/2016

Joseph Dunbar Shields was a Natchez lawyer. He served as a state representative from 1861 until 1863 when occupying federal troops ordered his wife to leave Natchez for insulting the United States flag...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Jacob Sharp was a Confederate brigadier general. He fought in the Battle of Chickamauga and in the Atlanta Campaign. He was the editor of the Columbus Independent and president of the Mississippi Press...

6/28/2012 5/28/2016

Garvin Dugas Shands (1844 - 1917)

Dugas Shands (1844-1917) was a lawyer, Confederate veteran, and statesman. His parents were from South Carolina, but in 1868 the family moved to Mississippi where his father began a medical practice. S...

10/9/2014 5/28/2016

Charles Scott, Jr. (1847 - 1916)

Charles Scott, Jr., was a leading advocate of national aid for levee construction along the Mississippi River and one of the state's largest cotton planters. He served as President of both the Board of...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Charles Scott, Sr. (1811 - 1861)

Charles Scott, a lawyer, was elected the state chancellor in 1853 and served until 1857 when the supreme court of chancery was abolished. He was the sixth state chancellor.

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Dunbar Rowland (1864 - 1937)

Dunbar Rowland was the first director of the Department of Archives and History, and he held the position from 1902 to 1937. Although he started out as a lawyer, his love for history led him in a diffe...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Francis Marion Rogers (1815 - 1862)

Francis Rogers, a lawyer, served as a circuit judge. He was a delegate to the Secession Convention of 1861. Rogers was commissioned a colonel in the Confederate Army shortly before his death at the Bat...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Historian and teacher Franklin Lafayette Riley Jr. was born in what was then Lawrence County, Mississippi, on 24 August 1868. His father, Franklin Lafayette Riley, was a successful farmer and merchant ...

10/4/2008 5/28/2016

Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827[note 1] – January 16, 1901) was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), and a politician. He was the first person of color to serve in the United S...

12/24/2013 5/28/2016

Sen. Thomas B. Reed (J-MS) MP (1787 - 1829)

Thomas Reed was born in Kentucky and moved to Natchez in 1809. He was a state attorney general and then served as a U.S. senator. Reed was a lawyer in the first criminal case brought before the Mississ...

10/1/2012 5/28/2016

Pushmataha, Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation MP (c.1764 - 1824)

"Poymutahaw", "Payemataha", "Push Ma Ta Ha Apushim", "Apushamatahahubi", "Pooshamallaha", "or Poosha Matthaw"

Pushmataha's parents are unknown, clearly not The Sun Mythical and The Moon Mythical . He had two documented siblings and is believed to have had five children by his two wives. Only the children of th...

7/14/2008 5/28/2016

John William Provine (1866 - 1949)

John Provine, an educator, was a professor of chemistry at Mississippi College. He twice served as president of Mississippi College and was a long time trustee of the Department of Archives and History...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

Seargent Smith Prentiss (1808 - 1850)

Smith Prentiss (30 September 1808, Portland, Maine – 1 July 1850, Natchez, Mississippi) was the representative for Mississippi in the Twenty-fifth United States Congress serving from 1838 to 1839. Pren...

5/30/2014 5/28/2016

John Logan Power (1834 - 1901)

John Power was born in Ireland and immigrated here in 1850. He founded the Jackson Daily News in 1860 and the Mississippi Standard in 1865. He published the Clarion for over twenty years and was also t...

5/28/2016 5/28/2016

David Lewis Phares (1817 - 1892)

David Lewis Phares was a prominent physician, educator, scientist, minister, and writer. The son of William Phares and Elizabeth Starnes Phares, he was born on 14 January 1817 in West Feliciana Parish,...

6/23/2009 5/27/2016

George Edgar Ohr, Jr. (1857 - 1918)

George Ohr was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on July 12, 1857. He was the son of German immigrants who arrived in New Orleans c. 1850 and subsequently married and moved to Biloxi. George Ohr tried his h...

6/28/2011 5/27/2016

Annie Peyton (1852 - 1898)

Coleman Peyton (1852-1898) was a driving force in the establishment of the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College (now Mississippi University for Women), the first land-grant college for women in...

10/9/2014 5/27/2016

Ephraim Geoffrey Peyton (1802 - 1876)

Peyton, a lawyer, served as a state representative from 1830 to 1839. He was appointed to the state Supreme Court in 1867 and served as chief justice from 1870 until 1876. Peyton opposed secession and ...

5/27/2016 5/27/2016

William Alexander Percy (1885 - 1942)

William Alexander Percy (May 14, 1885 – January 21, 1942), was a lawyer, planter, and poet from Greenville, Mississippi. His autobiography Lanterns on the Levee (Knopf 1941) became a bestseller. His ...

5/11/2010 5/27/2016

Walker Percy MP (1916 - 1990)

Walker Percy (May 28, 1916 – May 10, 1990) was an American Southern author whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is best known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Or...

2/16/2008 5/27/2016

Percy (November 9, 1860 – December 24, 1929) was a wealthy planter from Greenville, Mississippi in the heart of the Delta. He attended the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Chi Phi F...

5/11/2010 5/27/2016

William Lewis Nugent (1832 - 1897)

William Nugent, a lawyer, served during the Civil War as a state inspector-general and as a colonel in the Confederate Cavalry. He was a trustee for Millsaps College and the State Lunatic Asylum.

4/30/2011 5/27/2016

Speight (September 22, 1795 – May 1, 1847) was a North Carolina and Mississippi politician in the nineteenth century.Born in Greene County, North Carolina, Speight attended country schools as a child. ...

3/18/2010 5/27/2016

William Bell Montgomery (1829 - 1904)

Montgomery, a cattleman, was a founding trustee of Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Mississippi State University). He was a leader in developing the state's cattle and dairy industr...

5/27/2016 5/27/2016

Senator Hernando Money (1839 - 1912)

DeSoto Money (August 26, 1839 – September 18, 1912) was an American politician from the state of Mississippi.BiographyMoney was born in Holmes County, Mississippi. He was named after the Spanish explor...

4/27/2014 5/27/2016

Dr. John Wesley Monette (1803 - 1851)

John Monette was one of the first physicians to suggest quarantine for preventing the spread of yellow fever. He wrote several books on history, geology, and medical studies. Monette practiced medici...

3/22/2011 5/27/2016

Reuben Webster Millsaps (1833 - 1916)

Millsaps was a founder and chief benefactor of Millsaps College in Jackson. A successful banker, Millsaps founded several banks and was a director of the Illinois Central Railroad. He was also involved...

5/27/2016 5/27/2016

Miller was instrumental in founding the Natchez Pilgrimage, a twice-yearly tour of some of the spectacular antebellum houses in the Natchez area. She was an active force in efforts to preserve Mississi...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

Residence : 1850 - Hinds county, part of, Hinds, Mississippi, United States** Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Nov 25 2019, 15:58:43 UTC Miles, a lawyer, was born in Kentucky and moved...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

McLean owned and directed the Tupelo Journal and founded several community development programs in northeast Mississippi. A. McLean was an educator, sociologist, and journalist who took a bankrupt Tupe...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

Alexander Keith McClung (1811 - 1855)

McClung, a lawyer, served as a lieutenant colonel with the Mississippi Rifles in the Mexican War. He also served as a diplomat to Bolivia from 1848 to 1851. McClung was a famed duelist, and was known t...

5/5/2009 5/26/2016

Admiral John "Slew" McCain, Sr. (1884 - 1945)

"Slew"

Sidney "Slew" McCain Sr. (August 9, 1884 – September 6, 1945) was a U.S. Navy Admiral. He held several command assignments during the Pacific campaign of World War II.McCain was a pioneer of aircraft c...

12/2/2008 5/26/2016

Thomas Sheldon Maxey (1846 - 1921)

Maxey fought in the Confederate Army and later became a United States district judge in Texas.MAXEY, THOMAS SHELDON (1846–1921). Thomas Sheldon Maxey, lawyer and judge, was born in Brandon, Mississippi...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

Burnita Shelton Matthews (1894 - 1988)

Matthews was the first woman to be confirmed as a federal trial judge, serving on the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Matthews was also a key figure in the National Women's Party and a leader i...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

Thompson Martin (March 25, 1823 — March 16, 1910) was an American lawyer and politician who became a Confederate States Army general of cavalry during the American Civil War.BiographyBorn in Glasgow, K...

5/11/2011 5/26/2016

Colonel Andrew Marschalk (1767 - 1838)

"Andries Marschalk"

Marschalk was the first printer in the Mississippi territory. He printed the Mississippi territorial laws and was also publisher of several of the state's earliest newspapers in Natchez and Washington....

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

Roy Lynch (September 10, 1847 – November 2, 1939) was an American politician, writer, attorney and military officer. Born into slavery, he became free in 1863. In 1873 he was elected as the first Afric...

5/3/2014 5/26/2016

Seth Lewis (1764 - 1848)

Lewis, a lawyer, was born in Massachusetts. He moved to Mississippi in 1775. He served as chief justice of the Mississippi Territory and as attorney general of the Natchez District. He then moved to Lo...

6/22/2009 5/26/2016

Stephen Dill Lee (September 22, 1833 – May 28, 1908) was an American soldier, planter, legislator, and author. He was the youngest Confederate lieutenant general during the American Civil War, and late...

5/5/2009 5/26/2016

Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (September 17, 1825 – January 23, 1893) was an American politician and jurist from Mississippi. A United States Representative and Senator, he also served as United States Sec...

7/4/2011 5/26/2016

Kincannon, an educator, served as superintendent of Meridian City Schools and state superintendent of education. He was president of the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College for the Education o...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

Maj. Sidney Alroy Jonas (CSA) MP (c.1838 - 1915)

Editor of the Aberdeen, Mississippi Examiner Newspaper starting in 1876. Jonas was founder and editor of the Aberdeen Examiner. He served as a major in the Confederate Army and wrote the well-known poe...

3/21/2012 5/26/2016

Lucy Somerville Howorth (1895 - 1997)

Somerville Howorth was an advocate for women's rights and a lawyer who served as a U.S. District Court magistrate judge and state representative from Hinds County. She was appointed to the Board of Vet...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

William Dunbar Holder (1824 - 1900)

Holder was elected a state representative in 1854. He commanded confederate troops until he suffered a career-ending injury at the Battle of Gettysburg. Holder served in the Confederate Congress and af...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

Thomas Hinds (1780 - 1840)

Hinds served on the Mississippi Territorial Council and commanded troops at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. He helped negotiate the Treaty of Doak's Stand and was part of the commissi...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

Robert Hiram Henry (1851 - 1931)

Henry, a journalist, owned and published the Jackson Clarion-Ledger for over fifty years. He was president of both the National and Mississippi Press Associations. Henry also served as state commission...

5/26/2016 5/26/2016

James Thomas Harrison (1811 - 1879)

Harrison, a lawyer, served as a delegate to the Confederate Constitutional Convention of 1861 and was the chief advisor to Governor Charles Clark from 1863 to 1865. Harrison was a delegate to the Const...

6/19/2014 5/26/2016

Patton "Pat" Harrison (August 29, 1881 – June 22, 1941) was a Mississippi politician who served as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives from 1911 to 1919 and in the United States Se...

10/22/2013 5/25/2016

William Littleton Harris MP (1807 - 1868)

Harris, a lawyer, was a circuit judge from 1853 until 1858 and helped revise the Mississippi Code of 1857. In 1861, as secession commissioner from Mississippi, Harris traveled to southern states that h...

6/28/2012 5/25/2016

Wiley Pope Harris (1818 - 1891)

Pope Harris (November 9, 1818 – December 3, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.Born near Holmesville, Mississippi, Harris attended the common schools and the University of Virginia at Cha...

6/18/2014 5/25/2016

. Gen. Nathaniel H. Harris (b. 1834, d. 1900) The onetime captain of the Warren Rifles, Nathaniel Harrison Harris rose to command a brigade in the Third Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia by the en...

5/5/2011 5/25/2016

Arthur Clifton Guyton (1919 - 2003)

Guyton was a cardiovascular physiologist, medical instructor, and chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Mississippi. His research in cardiovascular regulation led to...

6/20/2008 5/25/2016

Griffith was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Mississippi in about 1840. He fought with the Mississippi Volunteers in the Mexican War. Griffith served as state treasurer and then as a U.S. marshal in ...

1/29/2010 5/25/2016

Rt. Rev. William Mercer Green was an amazing man. He was the first Bishop of Mississippi. He founded St. Matthew's church in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He was consecrated in Mississippi in 1850 by B...

3/11/2009 5/25/2016

Joshua Green (1811 - 1887)

Green was a banker and industrialist. He founded some of Jackson's first businesses, including Green's Exchange Bank in the 1840s and the Jackson Cotton Factory in the 1850s. After the Civil War, Green...

7/10/2008 5/25/2016

Zachariah George (October 20, 1826 – August 14, 1897) was an American military officer, lawyer, writer, and politician. He was known as Mississippi's "Great Commoner."James Z. George was born in Monroe...

12/27/2011 5/25/2016

Galloway, a Methodist minister, served as bishop of the southern Methodist Episcopal Church for over two decades. He was president of the board of trustees of both Millsaps College and Vanderbilt Unive...

11/26/2012 5/25/2016

He practiced law and had a plantation in Coffeeville, Miss.; Elected to the High Court of Errors and Appeals of Mississippi; His portrait hangs in the Miss. State Hall of Fame in the Old Capital Buildi...

5/25/2016 5/25/2016

Scott Featherston "Old Swet" (August 8, 1820 – May 28, 1891) was an antebellum two-term U.S. Representative from Mississippi and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American C...

8/16/2011 5/25/2016

William Faulkner MP (1897 - 1962)

William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, his reputation...

8/27/2008 5/25/2016

James Edward Evans (1867 - 1938)

Evans was a farmer and the leading Jersey cattle breeder in Mississippi from 1894 to 1938. He pioneered the development of advanced methods of dairying, animal husbandry, and agricultural experimentation.

5/25/2016 5/25/2016

Sen. Powhatan Ellis, (D-MS) MP (1790 - 1863)

Ellis (January 17, 1790 – March 18, 1863) was a United States Senator from Mississippi and a United States federal judge.Born at "Red Hill" in Amherst County, Virginia, he graduated from Washington Aca...

9/25/2008 5/25/2016

Rep. Henry Thomas Ellett (1812 - 1887)

Henry Thomas Ellett was a lawyer, politician, judge, and U.S. Representative from Mississippi.Born in Salem, New Jersey, Ellett attended the Latin School in Salem and Princeton College, where he studie...

6/22/2011 5/25/2016

Oliver Eastland (November 28, 1904 – February 19, 1986) was an American politician from Mississippi who briefly served in the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1941; and again from 1943 until his r...

3/6/2012 5/25/2016

William Dunbar (1749 - 1810)

""Sir William""

Dunbar served as Spain's representative in the 1798 survey of the border between the United States and Spanish Florida. Born in Scotland, Dunbar moved to Natchez in the 1780s and was among the first to...

7/23/2011 5/25/2016

Secretary of War. A prominent lawyer, Dickinson was an assistant attorney general of the United States from 1895 to 1897. President Taft appointed him to his cabinet as the U.S. Secretary of War in 190...

7/30/2012 5/25/2016

JEFFERSON FINIS DAVIS A West Point graduate, Davis fought in the Mexican-American War as a colonel of a volunteer regiment, and was the United States Secretary of War under Franklin Pierce. Both befo...

6/17/2007 5/25/2016

Lucius Osmond Crosby (1907 - 1978)

"Lucius Crosby", "Jr."

Crosby, Jr., served as mayor, business leader, and foremost philanthropist for the city of Picayune. He contributed to the development of libraries and churches, and was the state and local director of...

5/25/2016 5/25/2016

Lucius Olen Crosby, Sr. (1869 - 1948)

Crosby founded and directed several industrial enterprises in Picayune. He was instrumental in the development of the tung oil industry in Mississippi. Crosby served as director of relief and rehabilit...

9/11/2008 5/25/2016

Lawrence Owen Cooper (1908 - 1986)

Cooper founded and directed Mississippi Chemical Corporation and First Mississippi Corporation, and was integrally involved in the state's agricultural and industrial development. A noted humanitarian,...

5/25/2016 5/25/2016

James Leonard Cooper (1830 - 1915)

James Cooper founded the Carolina Academy in Neshoba County to educate Confederate veterans shortly after the Civil War. The school was later moved to Lauderdale County and renamed Cooper Institute.

5/25/2016 5/25/2016

Birth: Nov. 2, 1874Slate SpringCalhoun CountyMississippi, USADeath: Oct. 13, 1951District Of Columbia, USAMilitary figure, he is best remembered as a mentor for a number of upcoming military leader...

7/20/2008 5/25/2016

William L. Clayton (1880 - 1966)

William Clayton founded one of the world's largest cotton marketing firms and later served in the Department of State. As undersecretary of state for economic affairs, he proposed the system of econo...

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