Photo of Sheridan, Washington Parish, Louisiana Elders

Sheridan Elders

This picture was taken by a professional photographer at Albert Winston Lang’s 80th birthday celebration. The date would be 1949.

Front left to right: Warren McNeese, Norman Lang, Marshall Richardson, Albert W. Lang, John “Red John” Thomas and Willis Q. McKenzie.
Back row left to right: John Simmons, the Rev. Guy Barkdull, Frank Douglas, Lucious (Lucius) Simmons and Wyman Lang.

Bob Ann Breland comments (also saying not everyone was of Sheridan):

“Warren McNeese was a very respected head of the McNeese clan at Sheridan. He had a great big old house that sat at the top of a hill that was fun to go and visit. He and most of his children are buried in the McNeese Cemetery at Sheridan, which was close to his home.

“Norman Lang, one of my Dad’s brothers, lived at Varnado.

“Marshall Richardson was from a very distinguished family, early settlers of the Bogalusa area. He has a street in Bogalusa named for him. His wife was named Maggie and I think she was an Ard, another large parish family, also early settlers. Their daughter, Hebe Yarborough, just died this past week (Dec. 2001) in her late 90’s.

“John “Red John” Thomas, so called because he had a red face and very pale skin, was a very good friend of my grandfathers’.

“Willie Quitman McKenzie was my mother’s step-father, and was also a very stern man. He was the only father my mother ever knew and he raised her from about the age of 10. Her father died in the great flu epidemic of 1918 when she was only a year old.

“In back, John B. Simmons, brother to Lucious. He and Aunt Daisy (Bookter) were some of my favorite people. We called all these cousins aunt and uncle because they were all so much older than we, and my mother had a dim view of calling them “Cousin John” etc. She thought aunt and uncle was more respectful for children.

“The Rev. Guy Barkdull was a Pentecostal preacher who often preached at the little church Lucious established in Sheridan. He was the father of Louree Barkdull Lang, who was married to Iva’s oldest son, Alton Lang.

“Frank Douglas was our neighborhood curiosity (character). Frank lived in a little one-room shack on an abandoned highway right-away near the store at Sheridan. He was sort-of a handyman in the community, but was noted for being slow…not slow-witted, just slow moving. My dad had dozens of stories about Frank Douglas and his mother, Mag Douglas, who was also very slow, but alas, most of them died with him.

“Next is Lucious Simmons, and this is really a good picture of him.

“The last person, Wyman Lang, wasn’t old, but just got on the picture. He is the son of Iva, my Dad’s brother.”

Images courtesy of Bob Ann Breland.

Selden Stephen Kearns

Selden in his Naval uniform, WWII years

Selden Kearns retouched

Ron Summer wrote the following memorial for Selden which appeared in Mobile, Alabama’s “Harbinger”.

Dear Editor,

My wife and I were saddened to learn last week of the death of Mr. Selden Kearns. While working in Mobile for Dravo Corporation during the mid-1980s, I had many enjoyable and interesting experiences, but none as memorable as coming to know Selden Kearns. As you may know, Selden’s daughter Emily is a member of the USA staff; if you know Emily, you probably know about Selden, Emily being so much her father’s daughter. I submitted the following letter to the Mobile Register in the hope that it would serve as a small memorial to Mr. Kearns’ memory, but apparently the Register has no space for letters from foreign correspondents. I’m hoping that a publication like yours might be more sympathetic to the memory of a prominent Mobile businessman who labored as diligently as Selden did to enlist corporate support for local cultural and charitable organizations…. Thank you for considering my request, and best of luck with your most interesting publication. As someone who can remember shopping in the downtown Gayfers (is there any spot in Mobile more pleasant than Bienville Square in the early springtime?), I especially enjoyed the “then-and-now” photo essays on your web site.

Ron Sommer
Pittsburgh, PA

“In his account of Union spy James Andrews’s attempt to sabotage the railroad connection between Chattanooga and Atlanta, Civil War historian Shelby Foote notes that the Ohio soldiers who accompanied Andrews on his mission all received Congressional Medals of Honor. The Confederate troopers who foiled the plot received a vote of thanks from the Georgia legislature. But no medals. “The Confederacy never had any,” Foote explains, “then or later.” I would have never understood this Confederate approach to service recognition if I hadn’t met Selden Kearns. Selden was one of those rare individuals who by their very person define the artfulness of living a life fully and well. Brilliantly far sighted in his advocacy of business support for the arts, he harbored a withering contempt for aggrandizers and artistic poseurs. Master gardener and gourmet chef, discriminating New Orleans antique shops habituĂ© and perennial Broadway theater patron, Selden was at one and the same time the host of an extraordinarily gracious home and an avid collector of clowns. He was all that, and so much more. A talented musician unmatched in his ability to turn bawdy piano tunes into an instant party, he was also a doting father who delighted in the accomplishments of two talented daughters. A loving son and husband, his ceaseless attention to his mother and beloved wife Elizabeth during their prolonged illnesses bespoke the true meaning of fidelity. An officer of our company many years and several corporate levels superior to me, Selden took time to write a personal letter of congratulation to my son when his work was displayed in a children’s art show at the Fine Arts Museum of the South. The soul of hospitality in welcoming visitors to the Gulf Coast, he imposed only one house rule on guests staying at his company’s apartment in New Orleans: that they extend an appropriate level of respect and consideration to the building’s doormen and maids. Playing the prince to my six-year-old Cinderella, Selden encouraged my daughter to put on her prettiest dress and join the grownups for a jazz night downtown at John Word’s. Samantha learned to love live music that night, but she had long since fallen in love with Mr. Kearns. As had her dad, her mother, and her older brother. Our hearts were broken when we learned of his death this week. Knowing how much good he did in the city where we named our cat Moonpie, we pray that the memory of Selden Kearns will live on in Mobile’s heart.

Ron Sommer”

Son of Rhett Goode Kearns and Susan “Susie” Elizabeth Crabtree Kearns, Selden Stephen KEARNS was born 29 Jan 1926 at Mobile AL and died 28 March 2000, age 74, at Mobile, AL. On 10 Nov. 1951, at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, AL, he married Elizabeth POOLE, born 15 Dec 1927, died 26 June 1997 at 70 in Mobile, AL. Selden was described by Jean Kearns as a “successful businessman.” He remained in Mobile all his life. In Susie’s later years, he managed her affairs. Jack, a brother, writes, “Selden graduated Murphy High School in 1943 where he took business courses. Went into the navy during WWII. Stationed in Okinawa during the closing days of the war.” Selden wrote that he served as a yeoman and was discharged as Yeoman I class. He was employed by a real estate and insurance firm and had employment at Waterman Steamship Corp. as a secretary. He rose to the position of secretary to the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He later became corporate secretary and vice president of Southern Industries Corp. Selden and Elizabeth had two daughters.

Photo of Lucius Simmons and Albert Winston Lang

Lucius Simmons and Albert Winston Lang


Bob Ann Breland notes: “Apparently they were good friends. Look at Uncle Lucious’ arm around grandpa’s shoulder. I read your mother-in-law’s memories on the web site and she was right. He was a pretty stern person. I remember him well. No foolishness about him. But he was not a lot different from most older people when I was a child. Most of them had had such a hard life that there wasn’t much to be happy about. But a lot had to do with personality. His brothers Bud and John were both pretty jolly fellows who loved children. Aunt Annie was the dearest lady. She was always ready to help anybody in the community that needed help. I remember her as a motherly type that could just envelop you in her arms in that big apron she seemed always to wear.”

This photo would have been taken in Washington Parish, Louisiana. The clothing is very similar to the 1949 photo taken at Albert Winston Lang’s 80th birthday celebration. Lucius is at least wearing a different belt and shirt, but the style is the same and Albert may be wearing the same suit. The men appear older. Details, however, are blown out, the quality of the photo is pretty bad, and Lucius’ stooping to put his arm around Albert may only make him appear older. I’ll simply date it early 1950s.

Images courtesy of Bob Ann Breland.

Lucius Theodore Simmons and…

Lucius Simmons and possible father of Rosa Lee Simmons

Lucius Theodore Simmons (29 Dec 1883 – 9 Sep 1963) is on the left.

The father of Rosa Lee, wife of Desera “George” Simmons, was originally identified by family as being on the right. Desera lived 1917 – 1932, dying of a tick bite. The photo does look like it may have been made at the same time as this photo identified as being at the Lang-Simmons Cemetery, showing Rosa Lee wife of Desera. However, if the photo was of Rosa Lee’s father it would have had to have been about the time of Desera’s death and Lucius would have only been 49 years of age. He doesn’t appear to be 49 here, he appears to be older.

Was the photo made during a visit to the grave at a later visit? If anyone had any information, let me know.

Having seen photos of Lucius in 1949, I would date this some time about 1945.

This is the penultimate tall man – short man photo, only Lucius wasn’t really all that tall from what I can tell from other photos.

Photo from Ethel Simmons Hennesy collection.

Jean Hennesy Kearns’ Sunday School Class in Camden

Sunday school class

Annie Jean Hennesy Kearns, daughter of Esmond and Ethel Hennesy, has given this as a Sunday school class photo in Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas. She is 4th from the left, the girl smiling with her hands clasped over her chest, and looks absolutely delighted with the photo shoot.

This is a photo taken after an Easter egg hunt one Sunday after church.

Jean was born in 1931 and Shirley Temple had been prime entertainment for several years on the big screen, as can be seen in the Shirley Temple curls of the middle child who has ruined her mother’s care with her very important photo day appearance by looking somewhat dour and skeptical, but so does the girl standing next to her. Their perspective was obviously different from the girls on the left and one wonders how this was so. Perhaps the girls on the left had a teacher or someone else encouraging them from the side.

Haynes Crabtree, son of Littleton Crabtree and Rebecca Cox

Marriage certificate of Haynes Crabtree and Elizabeth Evans.

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Haynes Crabtree, b. 1829 in , Jones, Mississippi, died March 5 1865 at the Camp Chase POW camp in Ohio. He married on 1853 Sep 7 in , Mobile, Alabama, Elizabeth Evans who was born 1836 Oct 11 in Alabama, died 1906 Feb 4, and is buried at Gulf Crest Cemetery at Gulf Crest, Mobile, Alabama.

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Photo of Alfred Crabtree, son of Littleton Crabtree and Rebecca Cox

Alfred Crabtree, original

Alfred Crabtree, retouched

Alfred Crabtree, retouched and toned

Alfred R. Crabtree, son of Littleton and Rebecca Cox, was born 1822 March 11 in North Carolina. He died 1895 Feb 3 , Lee, Mississippi and is buried at Priceville Church.

Ann Storer sent me this image of her ancestor Alfred, brother of Ervin Crabtree. She says it was originally a tinotype. I don’t have a studio, photographer name or a date.

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Samuel Crabtree, son of Irvin Crabtree and Sarah Faggard

Samuel Thomas CRABTREE was born 30 Dec. 1838 at 28 Mile Bluff, AL. He died 17 June 1923 at about 85 and is buried at Indian Springs Cemetery at Eight Mile, AL, where his tombstone reads that he was born 1838 and died in 1923. Amie Akerman notes that both Phelan B. Crabtree, son of Sam Sr., gave Samuel T. as being born in 1838.

On 10 March 1859, at Mobile, AL., Samuel, 21, married Margaret OVERSTREET, daughter of Jacob OVERSTREET and Elizabeth DAVIS. Margaret (perhaps Margaret Mary) was born 14 March 1840 in GA and died 1872 at 32. She is buried at Indian Springs Cem., at Eight Mile, AL.

Amie Akerman notes:

“Her (Margaret’s) parents WERE Jacob and Elizabeth Davis Overstreet, this is from the 1840 Census of Wayne Co Ms…Jacob and Elizabeth’s names were given to me by James Ervin Crabtree (still living in Moss Point, Ms,) grandson of Samuel T. Jr., son of Sam and Margaret, also, Harry Keenan (still living), grandson of Vina E. Crabtree Stringfellow daughter of Sam T. Jr., son of Sam T. Sr. and Margaret Overstreet Crabtree.”

Amie continues,

“John Overstreet son of Henry, father of Jacob is on Page 2, #4. John’s son James is on Page #13. b.15 Feb 1807 d.18 Mar 1883. Jacob is on Page 5 #14 b. 1810 d 1845.

“Jacob and his family are listed in the 1849 Wayne Co, Ms census with Elizabeth and his children. Jefferson b. 1832, Sarah b.1835, Ferba b. 1837, *Margaret (my ggrandmother) b. 1839, Brazil b. 6 Aug 1842, and Rosier R. b.1844.

“James Ervin (of Moss Point, Ms) in a conversation with me, claims Elizabeth Davis Overstreet was full blooded Choctaw, making Margaret and her siblings half Choctaw. Jacob is NOT shown in 1850 census, he died in 1845. Elizabeth IS shown with her children in the 1860 census, page 3.”

Amie Akerman supplies the following history and dates for Samuel Thomas CRABTREE:

“I believe GGrandpa Sam was married 4 times.The dates of his children tend to prove this. A story told me, by his son Phelan B. CRABTREE and my Aunt Sarah Beatrice Crabtree PARNELL, is that, and I quote them, ‘By the time he was 17 Grandpa Sam was married had three children and served in the army.’

“Samuel Thomas CRABTREE b.12/30/1838 d. 6/17/1923 Birthplace 28 Mile Bluff, AL. Buried Indian Springs Cem. Eight Mile AL. Son of Ervin and Sarah Ann Faggard CRABTREE.

Samuel m. Wife #1 unknown.
Children of Samuel and wife #1:
(1) Herbert b. d.
(2) Matthew b. d.
(3) Littleton b. d.

“Samuel m Wife #2 Marguerite/Margaret OVERSTREET 3/10/1858 (Mobile Co Bk 17 Pg 51). Marguerite b. unknown, d. 1872. Buried at Indian Springs Cem., Eight Mile AL. Children of Samuel and Marguerite/Margaret:
(4) Jarvis b. d.
(5) Samuel Thomas, Jr b.9/7/1862 d 3/9/1936
(6) Theodore b.1866 d.
(7) Thomas Jefferson b. 7/1/1870 d.5/18/1918. Marguerite died 1872. Thomas was two yrs old.

(8) Eliza Ann b.1876 d.1924 WHO WAS ELIZA’S MOTHER? She would have to be Wife #3.

“Samuel m. Wife #4 Nancy Francis HEVELSTON 3/5/1880 (Mobile Co Bk2 Pg 340). Nancy HEVELSTON was b.4/1/1858 at Semmes; d. 3/1/1944. Buried at Indian Springs Cemetery Eight Mile AL. Children of Samuel and Nancy after 1880:
(9) Mary Francis b.1883 d.1964
(10) Virginia Belle b. d.
(11) Ruth Erette b. d.
(12) Rosa Lee b.7/17/1890 d.
(13) Phelan Britton b.5/30/1895 d.6/22/1990 (Met Him)
(14) Laura b.3/26/1898 d.11/4/1983 (Met Her)
(15) Sarah Ann (Sally) b.8/9/1902 d.
(16) Jane b. d. Died at birth
(17) Amos McMalore b.7/26/1871 d.8/26/1942

“I Was told by Uncle Phelan, Aunt Sarah Beatrice PARNELL and Rena Crabtree BOOTHE (the ggGranddaughter of Theodore) that Amos was the son of Nancy HEVELSTON. He was either adopted by Samuel Sr. or just took the name of CRABTREE. His last name was FOSTER. There is more to this story, told me by Uncle Phelan. There was a murder committed in Mobile Co. area, and shortly after that, Theodore and Amos left the area and, in his words, ‘high tailed it to the Richburg and Hattisburg, MS area’. Theodore was married to an Indian woman (unknown to me). They did meet two sisters Catherine and Hattie HARTFIELD and married them. Theodore married Catherine and Amos married Hattie. They are all buried in Richburg Cem. I met Amos’ children on a visit to Hattisburg in 1984.

“The rest of Sam’s story: He was father to 17 children, the last fathered at age 72. Just think how many he would have had if Viagra was around then. Hope you can enjoy this story of a grandpa I never met, but wish I had…”
Amie Akerman

I asked Amie how in the world Sam could afford 17 children. What he did for a living. She replied, “It has been said that Sam was a butcher but I would imagine he would have probably worked at job to feed his kids…I know some of the (Crabtree) men worked in saw mills, my grandpa Tom worked in Chickasaw AL setting off dynamite to clear land. Some worked on boats…others in ship yards. Uncle Phelan, drove oxen…”

FamilySearch, Internet Genealogy Service, in an August 21, 1999 site search gives Samuel “Sam” as being born 1850 in Georgia and that there were these other siblings to Samuel Thomas and Adam Bell, but the dates are very far off from what Amie Akerman sites: iii. Littleton “Lit” born 1848, Gainsville, Hall Co. AL. Married Nancy.
iv. Jacob “Jake” born 1852, GA. Married Jane Miller, born 1852.

Amie Akerman writes: “There are six (6) Littleton CRABTREES in Littleton and Rebecca’s line. Also two of the Littletons married Nancy’s, one a BUSBY and one a BROWNING. One month apart 3 Mar 1858 and the other 5 Feb 1858. Think they are trying to confuse us.”

The 1860 census shows Samuel CRABTREE living in the same area as the KEARNS. Irvin CRABTREE, his brother, was father of Adam Bell CRABTREE, father of Susie CRABTREE who married Rhett Goode KEARNS.

1860 ALABAMA MOBILE CENSUS, Mobile Township pg. 98
861/669 Geo F. BOONE and family
862/670 Saml CRABTREE 22 Butcher RE value: 500. personal value: $200 b. AL
Margaret 21 b. MS
Louise V. 3/12 b. AL
Thos. BUSH 28 Labourer b. England
863/670 Rebecca FARRLER 60 RE value: 111,000(?) Personal value 40,000 b. AL
Helen E. BULLOCH 35 b. AL
865/672 John J. MERRMAN and family
867/673 Hourg L. MERRBOLD (?) and family
868/674 Dennis GREEN 28 gardener b. Ireland RE value: 1100 Personal value: 500
Sarah 27 b. Ireland
Mary 1 b. AL
Ellen QUINN 13 b. Ireland
Patrick SWEENY 20 Laborer b. Ireland
869/675 Michael MCDONALD 35 gardener RE value: 2200 Personal value: 500 b. Ireland
Mary 40 b. Ireland
Ann 30 b. Ireland
Michael MCNAIL 20 laborer b. Ireland
Terence OLAUGHLIN 22 b. Ireland
879/676 Jas. STEWART 45 personal value: 300 b. Ireland
Ann 48 RE value: 1500 b. Ireland
Mary J. 13 b. Alabama
James H. 12 b. Alabama
Margaret A. 10 b. AL
870/627 Patrick MCNULTY 30 Gardener RE value: 400 personal value: 500 b. Ireland
Elisa 32 b. Ireland
(pg. 99)
Mary A. 8 b. AL
Daniel KELLY 30 Laborer b. Ireland
871/678 KEARNS John 39 Gardener RE Value: 1400 Personal value: 400 b. Ireland
Catherine 31 b. Ireland
Eliza A. 8 b. AL
Micahel 4 b. AL
Timothy 1 b. AL
Frank ROMAN or RENAN(?) 45 Laborer b. Ireland
872/678 Thomas FINCH 40 gardener b. Ireland
? 35 b. Ireland
Ellen 2 b. AL Mary 1 b. AL Mary (?) 63 b. Ireland
873/680 Peter KEEGAN 50 Laborer b. Ireland
Michael FINCH 24 Gardener b. Ireland
Sarah 60 b. Ireland
Mary 19 b. Ireland
Ellen 17 b. Ireland
874/681 Edward RENE 38 shoemaker b. Saxony…

Death certificate of son Thomas Jefferson gives Samuel’s birth place as AL, Mobile Co.

Following are Samuel’s marriage licenses to Margaret Overstreet and Nancy Francis Helveston.

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James Lang (with photo)

James Lang


This came from a good source, my grandpa Lang’s sister, Jessie, who swore that this was a photo of James Lang, father of William Perry Lang, father of Albert Winston Lang. The photo was very small and on a badge and looks from an earlier age than my grandfather. One of the cousins in Mississippi sent me this copy. My Grandpa Lang was the spittin’ image of his grandfather.

Bob Breland

Images courtesy of Bob Ann Breland

“James LANG was born about 1820 or Sept. 13, 1814), and married Annie BROWN, whose father was Norris BROWN and whose mother was Elizabeth BRYANT, in Kemper Couunty around 1840. To this union was born five boys and two girls: Christopher “Kit”, William Perry, John C., James, Columbus W., Mary Ann and Irene.

“At about this same time, Marshall PHELPS married Caroline PARKER in Kempter County and to this union was born Mary E., Sarah, Rose, Nick, Buchannan, Lance and Huldie.

“James LANG died and Caroline PARKER died. Their spouses, Annie Brown LANG and Marshall PHELPS, then married and to this union was born a daughter, Mattie. James LANG is buried in Antioch Cemetery in Kemper County.

“This family of Langs and Phelps moved to Pike County, Miss. after the Civil War and settled a few miles east of Magnolia.”

SOURCE: Bob Ann Breland

Children of James LANG and Annie Brown LANG:

  • 1) Irene LANG b. c. 1842 first married a SELLERS, and when he died she married Frank JOHNSON. They had one son, Columbus “Lum”; a daughter, Irene, who married Dan MAY; another daughter, Viola, who married Willman BROWN, and a daughter, Ella, who married Sellers COOK.
  • 2) Mary Ann LANG b. c. 1845 married Nick PHELPS (stepbrother).
  • 3) William Perry LANG, b. c. 1847, died 1936 (buried in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, east Magnolia). He married Sarah PHELPS, his step-sister.
  • 4) Christopher “Kit” LANG b. c. 1848 married Mollie JOHNSON. Their children were James A. LANG and Letha LANG. Mollie died and Kit remarried and they had four daughters.
  • 5) John S. LANG married Ruby HAMLIN.
  • 6) Columbus W. LANG b. c. 1852 married Elizabeth THIGPEN. Some of their children were: Columbus Jr. “Lum”, Joe, Dewey, Rosie, Edward, Ammon, Emma, Verte and Julia.
  • 7) James J. LANG b. c. 1854 married Mary Ann “Daughter” SIMMONS (daughter of Robert “Reuben” SIMMONS and Francis Smith SIMMONS, born 1854 according to census records, died Feb. 16, 1910.) Children were Esco, Monroe, Della Baughman, Martha “Mattie” Reeves and Marjorie “Maude” Whittington. James is buried in the Union Church Cemetery at Magnolia. “Daught” is buried in the Lang Simmons Cemetery at Sheridan, LA near Franklinton. (Further information from other sources say Mary Ann, called “Daught”, short for daughter, joined the Bala Chitto Baptist Church on Oct. 13 1873. Records show that in 1882, James J. LANG was excluded from this church.)

Children of Marshall PHELPS and Caroline PARKER:

  • 1) Mary Elizabeth PHELPS b. c. 1841 married James SIMMONS (a son of Robert “Reuben” SIMMONS).
  • 2) Sarah PHELPS b. c. 1853 married William Perry LANG.
  • 3) Rose PHELPS married Newton ALLEN, Uncle of Roy KUYRKENDALL.
  • 4) Nick PHELPS b. c. 1850 married Mary Ann LANG.
  • 5) Buchannan PHELPS married Edna THIGPEN.
  • 6) Lance PHELPS married “Dee” THIGPEN.
  • 7) Huldie PHELPS married Joseph BROWN.

Children of Marshall PHELPS and Annie Brown LANG:

  • 1) Mattie PHELPS b. c. 1866 married John KENNEDY and had two children, Cullen and Rena.
  • 2) James I. Phelps

Bob Ann BRELAND (with some notations of my own)

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I’ve located the family on the below census:

19th day of Oct 1850 by Eli Brody
pg. 346
522/522 James M. LANG 30? (illegible) m Farmer $240 SC
Ann 27 f b. AL
Arnenn ? 8 f b. MS (note: possibly Irene)
Mary 6 f b. MS
William 4 m b. MS
Christopher 2 m b. MS
523/523 William LANG 30? (again illegible but appears to be 30 ) m farmer $240 b. SC
Margaret 23 f b. SC
Wellis ? 9 m b. MS
Madison 7 m b. MS
Mary 5 f b. MS
George 3 m b. MS
524 Jno A. BRILLAMI? and Rachel and family
525/525 Washington WILSON 25 m farmer $120 b. AL
Mahala 22 b. AL
Ezekiel 3 m b. MS
Jane 1 f b. MS
Note: Washington Wilson is the son of Ezekiel B. Wilson who is in the 1830 Dallas AL census and potentially a relative of Middleton Murdock Wilson.
526/526 Wm. G. LANG 56 m Farmer $1300 b. SC
Richard 30 m Laborer b. SC
Simeon ? 27 m Laborer b. SC
Sarah 13 f b. MS
Mary 11 f b. MS
Joseph 9 m b. MS

1850 , Newton, Mississippi
516/516 Isaiah Phelps 29 SC
Caroline 31 MS
Mary 8
William 7
Nancy 3
Enoch 1
Mary 70 SC

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Newton, Mississippi; Roll M653_588; Page: 788; Image: 264; Family History Library Film: 803588.
Josiah M. Philips 40 farmer 700 2475 SC
Caroline 40 MS
Elizabeth 18
William 17
Nancy 13
Isador 11
Julia A. 7
Sarah 6
Roselia 5
Isac 2