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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


William Thomas Rainey

SOURCE:
1. Marriage record in the Samuel Neill family bible.
2) Woodville, MS, court records: Dec. term 1843, p. 43. Wm. T. Rainey vs Eleanor A. Neill admx of Wm Monks decd & Saml Neill her husband. Ordered by the Court that an alias Citation issue returnable to the next term of the Court to shew cause why said admx should not make a Final Settlement of said Estate.
3) Woodville, MS, court records: May term 1844, p. 92. W. T. Rainey vs Eleanor A Neill & Saml Neill Admx of Wm Monk...Attachment ordered directed to Sherriff of Hinds County.
4) Woodville, MS, court records: Aug. term 1844, p. 114. William T. Rainey vs Eleanor A. Neill & Saml Neill admx of Wm Monk. Ordered by the Court that a Plunies attachment issue directed to the Sheriff of Hinds County returnable to the next term of this Court Commanding him to attach the said Saml Neill & Eleanor Neill & have them before our said Court, on the second Monday of our next September term for failing to appear and shew cause why they should not make a final settlement.
5) Woodville, MS, court records: April term 1845, p. 176. W. T. Rainey vs Eleanor Neill & Samuel Neill Admx of Wm Monk. The attachment in this case having been returned by the Sheriff executed and the parties having appeared in Court. It is therefore ordered upon the application of said administrations that they publish for six successive weeks in the Republican a newspaper printed and published in Wilkinson County Mississippi that they will at the next June term present their administration accounts with said Estate for final settlement & allowances.
6) Woodville, MS, court records: April term 1846, p. 297. In the matter of the final settlement of the estate of Wm Monk decd by Saml & Eleanor Neill admx. It is ordered by the Court that a citation issue returnable to the next May term directed to the Sheriff of Hinds County, commanding him to cite Saml & Eleanor Neill adms. It is ordered by the court that a citation issue returnable to the next May term directed to the Sheriff of Hinds County, commanding him to cite Saml & Eleanor Neill admx of Wm Monk decd, to appear at the next term of this court to shew cause if any they can why an attachment should not issue.


Mary Ellen Monks

Source: Samuel Neill Family Bible - photographic copies in file show birth as Feb. Other is faded. Year date from Hinds, MS marriage bks., Fed. census records. Named in "Succession" and will of Samuel Neill, step-father and 2nd husband of Eleanor Addison Yeiser, East Carroll, LA records.
(2) Letter from Mrs. C. L. Neill of Pharr, TX to Marion H. King 14 Aug. 1991 states that Mary Ellen had 5 children. A letter from Samuel Neill to Rebecca says that Mary Ellen's husband died at Shrevesport, LA on the Red River.


James A. Leggett

SOURCE:
(1) Marriage (1) to Eliza Minerva Monk, Samuel Neill Family Bible.
(2) Second marriage license to Lucy Lanier, p. 382, 14th district, Rayville, Richland Parish LA. Witnesses: S. G. Kinney (sp?), E. H. Leggitt, W. K. Kickitt, G. M. Liverman, M.G., W. L. Jones, surety, J. Newt Pitts, Clerk 14th District Court.
(3) "Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers, etc." by Andrew B. Booth, Vol. III, Bk. 1 states: "Leggett, Jas. A., Pvt. Drewes' Batty. Rolls of Prisoners of War. Paroled Monroe, La., June 15, 1865. res. Carroll Parish, La.
(4) 1860 Monticello, Carroll Parish, LA census12 & 23 June 1860, lists him at 26 yrs. with his first wife and family. Occupation given is planter, with real estate valued at $1,600and personal estate valued at $800.00. His wife, Eliza M. Leggettaged 27 yrs., housewife, lists a value of real estate of $3,200, with personal estate of $300.00. Two children are listed and James' brother, Erasmus H. Leggett is shown living with him.
(5) Girard, Richland Parish, LA census, 5 Aug. 1870 shows him at age 36, with three children living at home. His brother, E. Holmes Leggitt, wife Jennie and their three children are living with him. Sarah J. Wright, aged 18 yrs is also living in the same household.
(6) 1880 Richland Parish, LA census lists him with second wife, Lucy (Lanier) and children, James N. (20 yrs.), Beauregard (15 yrs.), Laura (5 yrs.), Clifton (3 yrs.) and Lucy (2 yrs.). His occupation is given as planter, with MS given as place of birth. (Microfilm roll # T9, reel no. 467.)
(7) 1900 Richland Parish, LA census gives birth date as Apr. 1834, 66 yrs. of age in that year. Living with son, Wm. Clifton "Cliff" Leggett with occupation given as surveyor.
(8) Tombstone in Midway Cem., Richland Parish, LA, names "J. A. Leggett & family," but gives no dates.
(9) Richland Parish, LA Feb. 26, 1872 records that James A. Leggett sold land to Samuel F. Calvit and mentions: J. L. Leggett, James N. Leggett, & G. T. Beauregard Leggett (his children).
(10) Book D, page 575, Richland Parish, LA, marriage record, James A. Leggett, Mrs. Savannah R. Grayson, 11 Sept 1887. Witnesses: W. K. Pickett, M. G. Fatheree, B. W. Tharp; E. E. Tharp, Minister Gospel; J. A. Leggitt, principal; E. W. Thompson, security; R. H. Dollerhide, J. P.; Jno S. Summerlin, Clerk 27th D. Ct.
(11) Rayville, Louisiana Newspaper Name Index, 1872-1874: J. A. Leggitt, Article on School Board Meeting, Ward 1 Member, 8/16/1873.
(12) East Carroll Par. La. Records-Succession Book "N" page 58 Petition of James A. LEGGITT says "about Nov.26, 1866, his mother, Mrs. Prudence OSLIN died, leaving a small succession . The undivided 1/2 of community property between her and her husband, Alanson OSLIN, says Alanson OSLIN died in 1858, says their property located on Beoff/Beouf River. James A. LEGGITT says he is he son of Prudence OSLIN and step-son of Alanson OSLIN. James LEGGITT asks for an inventory of the estate Jan.24, 1867-160 acres, bounded on West by
Beoff/Beouf River, apprased at $3 per acre appraisers were: James M. WATSON and Henry MAYNADIER. Witness: Peter J. GUIER-Feb.28, 1867

Kay Noska, who transcribed the above information says: "My Note- James WATSON was a Deputy Sheriff and Henry MAYNADIER owned property NW of Darnell, Louisiana."


Eliza Minerva Monks

SOURCES: (1) 1860 census, shows her as a housewife with real estate valued at $3200, and value of personal estate as $300.
(2) Samuel Neill Family Bible - photographic copy in file. "24 Dec ____ given as her birth date. Named in "Succession" and will of Samuel Neill, step-father, East Carroll, LA court records.
(3) Letter from Mrs. C. L. Neill, Leming, TX, to Marion H. KingLake Providence, LA 13 Aug. 1991 refers to her, her husband and daughter, Jennie.
(4) Louisiana Mortality Schedule, Richland Parish, Ward Number One, page 306a, Family number 120, Eliza M. Leggett, aged 38 yrs., female, white, married, born in Mississippi, died in January of the Year ending 1st June, 1870, occupation keeping house. Died of congestive fever. Her mother's death, in May 1870, is listed immediately under hers in the mortality schedule. Enumerated by W. Day Oliver.
(5) Computer records for East Carroll Parish, LA, Fayetteville Genealogical Library, Fayetteville, AR.


Gustave T. Beauregard Leggett

SOURCE:
(1) Bible records from Samuel Neill.
(2) E.M. Leggett
(3) Succession of Step Grandfather Samuel Neill.

In 1880 census in father's household. Listed as age 15.


James A. Leggett

SOURCE:
(1) Marriage (1) to Eliza Minerva Monk, Samuel Neill Family Bible.
(2) Second marriage license to Lucy Lanier, p. 382, 14th district, Rayville, Richland Parish LA. Witnesses: S. G. Kinney (sp?), E. H. Leggitt, W. K. Kickitt, G. M. Liverman, M.G., W. L. Jones, surety, J. Newt Pitts, Clerk 14th District Court.
(3) "Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers, etc." by Andrew B. Booth, Vol. III, Bk. 1 states: "Leggett, Jas. A., Pvt. Drewes' Batty. Rolls of Prisoners of War. Paroled Monroe, La., June 15, 1865. res. Carroll Parish, La.
(4) 1860 Monticello, Carroll Parish, LA census12 & 23 June 1860, lists him at 26 yrs. with his first wife and family. Occupation given is planter, with real estate valued at $1,600and personal estate valued at $800.00. His wife, Eliza M. Leggettaged 27 yrs., housewife, lists a value of real estate of $3,200, with personal estate of $300.00. Two children are listed and James' brother, Erasmus H. Leggett is shown living with him.
(5) Girard, Richland Parish, LA census, 5 Aug. 1870 shows him at age 36, with three children living at home. His brother, E. Holmes Leggitt, wife Jennie and their three children are living with him. Sarah J. Wright, aged 18 yrs is also living in the same household.
(6) 1880 Richland Parish, LA census lists him with second wife, Lucy (Lanier) and children, James N. (20 yrs.), Beauregard (15 yrs.), Laura (5 yrs.), Clifton (3 yrs.) and Lucy (2 yrs.). His occupation is given as planter, with MS given as place of birth. (Microfilm roll # T9, reel no. 467.)
(7) 1900 Richland Parish, LA census gives birth date as Apr. 1834, 66 yrs. of age in that year. Living with son, Wm. Clifton "Cliff" Leggett with occupation given as surveyor.
(8) Tombstone in Midway Cem., Richland Parish, LA, names "J. A. Leggett & family," but gives no dates.
(9) Richland Parish, LA Feb. 26, 1872 records that James A. Leggett sold land to Samuel F. Calvit and mentions: J. L. Leggett, James N. Leggett, & G. T. Beauregard Leggett (his children).
(10) Book D, page 575, Richland Parish, LA, marriage record, James A. Leggett, Mrs. Savannah R. Grayson, 11 Sept 1887. Witnesses: W. K. Pickett, M. G. Fatheree, B. W. Tharp; E. E. Tharp, Minister Gospel; J. A. Leggitt, principal; E. W. Thompson, security; R. H. Dollerhide, J. P.; Jno S. Summerlin, Clerk 27th D. Ct.
(11) Rayville, Louisiana Newspaper Name Index, 1872-1874: J. A. Leggitt, Article on School Board Meeting, Ward 1 Member, 8/16/1873.
(12) East Carroll Par. La. Records-Succession Book "N" page 58 Petition of James A. LEGGITT says "about Nov.26, 1866, his mother, Mrs. Prudence OSLIN died, leaving a small succession . The undivided 1/2 of community property between her and her husband, Alanson OSLIN, says Alanson OSLIN died in 1858, says their property located on Beoff/Beouf River. James A. LEGGITT says he is he son of Prudence OSLIN and step-son of Alanson OSLIN. James LEGGITT asks for an inventory of the estate Jan.24, 1867-160 acres, bounded on West by
Beoff/Beouf River, apprased at $3 per acre appraisers were: James M. WATSON and Henry MAYNADIER. Witness: Peter J. GUIER-Feb.28, 1867

Kay Noska, who transcribed the above information says: "My Note- James WATSON was a Deputy Sheriff and Henry MAYNADIER owned property NW of Darnell, Louisiana."


Lucinda M. Lanier

SOURCE: (1) 1880 Richland Par., LA, Ward 1, June 2, 1880 census gives her age as 27, b. MS. She is listed with husband, James A., two step-children, James N. and Beauregard Leggett, and her three children, Laura (5 yrs.), Clifton (3 yrs.) and Lucy (2 yrs.).


Lucy L. Leggett

Sallie Land Leggett says that Lucy died as a young girl.


John Ray Leggett

(2) Sallie Land Leggett says that Ray never married. He was kicked in the head by a mule when a young boy and carried the scar the rest of his life.


James A. Leggett

SOURCE:
(1) Marriage (1) to Eliza Minerva Monk, Samuel Neill Family Bible.
(2) Second marriage license to Lucy Lanier, p. 382, 14th district, Rayville, Richland Parish LA. Witnesses: S. G. Kinney (sp?), E. H. Leggitt, W. K. Kickitt, G. M. Liverman, M.G., W. L. Jones, surety, J. Newt Pitts, Clerk 14th District Court.
(3) "Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers, etc." by Andrew B. Booth, Vol. III, Bk. 1 states: "Leggett, Jas. A., Pvt. Drewes' Batty. Rolls of Prisoners of War. Paroled Monroe, La., June 15, 1865. res. Carroll Parish, La.
(4) 1860 Monticello, Carroll Parish, LA census12 & 23 June 1860, lists him at 26 yrs. with his first wife and family. Occupation given is planter, with real estate valued at $1,600and personal estate valued at $800.00. His wife, Eliza M. Leggettaged 27 yrs., housewife, lists a value of real estate of $3,200, with personal estate of $300.00. Two children are listed and James' brother, Erasmus H. Leggett is shown living with him.
(5) Girard, Richland Parish, LA census, 5 Aug. 1870 shows him at age 36, with three children living at home. His brother, E. Holmes Leggitt, wife Jennie and their three children are living with him. Sarah J. Wright, aged 18 yrs is also living in the same household.
(6) 1880 Richland Parish, LA census lists him with second wife, Lucy (Lanier) and children, James N. (20 yrs.), Beauregard (15 yrs.), Laura (5 yrs.), Clifton (3 yrs.) and Lucy (2 yrs.). His occupation is given as planter, with MS given as place of birth. (Microfilm roll # T9, reel no. 467.)
(7) 1900 Richland Parish, LA census gives birth date as Apr. 1834, 66 yrs. of age in that year. Living with son, Wm. Clifton "Cliff" Leggett with occupation given as surveyor.
(8) Tombstone in Midway Cem., Richland Parish, LA, names "J. A. Leggett & family," but gives no dates.
(9) Richland Parish, LA Feb. 26, 1872 records that James A. Leggett sold land to Samuel F. Calvit and mentions: J. L. Leggett, James N. Leggett, & G. T. Beauregard Leggett (his children).
(10) Book D, page 575, Richland Parish, LA, marriage record, James A. Leggett, Mrs. Savannah R. Grayson, 11 Sept 1887. Witnesses: W. K. Pickett, M. G. Fatheree, B. W. Tharp; E. E. Tharp, Minister Gospel; J. A. Leggitt, principal; E. W. Thompson, security; R. H. Dollerhide, J. P.; Jno S. Summerlin, Clerk 27th D. Ct.
(11) Rayville, Louisiana Newspaper Name Index, 1872-1874: J. A. Leggitt, Article on School Board Meeting, Ward 1 Member, 8/16/1873.
(12) East Carroll Par. La. Records-Succession Book "N" page 58 Petition of James A. LEGGITT says "about Nov.26, 1866, his mother, Mrs. Prudence OSLIN died, leaving a small succession . The undivided 1/2 of community property between her and her husband, Alanson OSLIN, says Alanson OSLIN died in 1858, says their property located on Beoff/Beouf River. James A. LEGGITT says he is he son of Prudence OSLIN and step-son of Alanson OSLIN. James LEGGITT asks for an inventory of the estate Jan.24, 1867-160 acres, bounded on West by
Beoff/Beouf River, apprased at $3 per acre appraisers were: James M. WATSON and Henry MAYNADIER. Witness: Peter J. GUIER-Feb.28, 1867

Kay Noska, who transcribed the above information says: "My Note- James WATSON was a Deputy Sheriff and Henry MAYNADIER owned property NW of Darnell, Louisiana."


Marriage Notes for James A. Leggett and Savannah Reed Guice-19367

SOURCE: Richland Parish marriage records found in Fayetteville
Genealogical Library computer file, Fayetteville, AR. Mrs. Savannah
R. Grayson married James A. Leggett 11 Sept. 1887.


James Leeper Neill Leggett

SOURCE:
(1) 1860 census.
(2) In 1880 census in father's household.
(3) East Carroll Parish, LA marriage records on computer file found in Fayetteville Genealogical Library, Fayetteville, AR.


Ida Mae Ray

SOURCE: (1) 1870 U.S. Census, Carroll Parish, LA (Floyd, Ward No. 6) written p. 36, Family 291, Dwelling 291, National Archives Microfilm M593-509. Listed with parents and siblings, aged 15 yrs.
(2) Marriage record, 27th District Court, Richland Parish, LA. Witnesses: A. E. Leggitt, W. K. Pickett, G. M. Bryel, C. T. Munholland, M.G., B. W. Tharp, Security.
(3) 1900 U.S. Census, West Carroll Parish, LA (Ward No. 1), Family 141, Dwelling 150, National Archives Microfilm T623-586. Listed with husband, bro.-in-law and cousin.
(4) Jenny never had children of her own, but raised several children, among them Erasmus Mervin Leggett -- "Razzie" in 1900 census. He called her "Cousin," as was common at the time. Her birthdate was given as 1855 in 1870, but in the 1900 census her birth date is given as 1860.


Pvt. Archibald Lee Yeiser

SOURCES:
(1) Marriage and Will Books, Hinds, MS.
(2) Journal of Mississippi History, Vol. 18-21 (Jan. 1956 - July 1959). "Married. To Miss Eliza L. McRaven of Clinton, late of Montgomery, Tenn. all of Hinds, Miss. on the 20th of July by Rev. Hamet of Clinton,"Jackson Mississippian," Aug. 7, 1835.
(3) O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese, compiler, "The Woodville Republican," Mississippi's Oldest Existing Newspaper, Volume 1: December 18, 1823 - December 17, 1839, Heritage Books, Inc.
September 15, 1838: "Nathaniel Hubbard vs. Amos P. Read & Horace Brown, James J. Rowan vs. same; A. L. Yeizer vs. same and John L. Wall; P. H. McGraw, R. T. Ogden vs. A. P. Read. A one half part of five lots lying in Fort Adams to be sold. Same lots purchased by said Read from Elenor A. Monks, 28th Oct., 1835.
(4) Mary Collins Landin, PH.D, "The Old Cemeteries of Hinds County, Mississippi from 1811 to the Present," Hinds Historical Books, Utica, MS. "Tombstone in James Lee/John Kelley Family Cemetery on Collins Farms, three miles from Utica, MS, 300 yards off Tom Collins Road (S34T4NR4W).
(5) Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ says this couple had 4 children. Also list birth date as 27 Aug 1817 and death as 15 Oct 1857.
(6) Photographic copy of Yeiser Family Bible, Mississippi State Archives, Jackson, MS. Listed with parents and siblings. Birth date and place given.
(7) Mississippi Newspaper obituaries, 1862-1875. "Oct. 17, 1872 Died at the residence of his son, in Hinds county, Miss., the 12th Col. A. L. Ye--er, in the 63rd year of his age." Book found in Fayetteville Genealogical Library, Fayetteville, AR.


Eliza Jane McRaven

Source: Marriage Books, Hinds, MS.


Thomas Yeiser

SOURCE:
(1) Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ.- Warren, MS census 1880.
(2) Warren, MS Mortality Records found in computer files, Fayetteville Genealogical Library, Fayetteville, AR. Thomas Yeiser, Male, Warren, MS, age 23, April 1880, died of Kidney Disorder.


Philander Yeiser

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ - Jefferson Park Louisiana, Lafitte Parish 190 ward #44 1880 census.


Eliza Lee Yeiser

SOURCE: (1) Wiltshire, Betty Couch, "Marriages and Deaths from Mississippi Newspapers, VoL. 3, 1813-1850," Heritage Books, Inc., pub.
(2) "May, 15, 1845 - died of scarlet fever, on Monday, last, Eliza Lee, infant daughter of A. L. and Eliza M. Yeiser." (From the Vicksburg Register, Vicksburg, MS, William Mills, Ed.)


Harry H. Yeiser

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ: Warren, Miss. Census 1880.
(2) Cemetery records, Mississippi.


George Washington Yeiser

Source: (1) Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ.
(2) Marriage and Will books, Hinds, MS.
(3) Photographic copy of Yeiser Family Bible, Mississippi State Archives, Jackson, MS. Birth place and date given. Listed with parents and siblings.
(4) Henry, Jeanne Hand, "1819 - 1849," Abstract of Annual returns Mississippi Free and Accepted Masons: "Tappan Lodge NO. 59, Hinds County, Brownsville - Dispensation 1843; chartered 14 January 1844; charter surrendered in 1891. Yeizer, G. W. 1846 Re. (Rejected)

In 1850 census in with his sister Prudence and her husband Walter Strothers.


Sarah M. Oliphant

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser of Tucson, AZ.


Charles Ridgley Yeiser

Source: (1) Marriage and Will Books, Hinds, MS. Death date recorded from
(2) Landin, Mary Collins, PH.D, "The Old Cemeteries of Hinds County, Mississippi from 1811 to the Present," Hinds Historical Books, Utica, MS., Pub. "b. (can't read date) d. 4 Jul 1844."
(3) Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ says this couple had 1 child.
(4) Photographic copy of Yeiser Family Bible, Mississippi State Archives, Jackson, MS. (copy in file) Listed with parents and siblings. Birth date and place given.


Jane McRaven

Source: Marriage Book, Hinds, MS. "The Old Cemeteries of Hinds County, Mississippi From 1811 to the Present," by Mary Collins Landin, PH.D, pub. by Hinds Historical Books, Utica, MS gives tombstone marking: wf of C. R. Yeiser, daughter of James and Margaret McRaven with birth and death dates.


Walter Strother

SOURCE: (1) Marriage Books, Hinds, MS. William Bridges listed as Security.
(2) Photographic copy of Yeiser Family Bible, Mississippi State Archives, Jackson, MS. Gives marriage to Prudence G. Yeiser at Baker's Creek Plantation, 1837. Yeiser's will, names Elizabeth New, to receive yellow bedsted, mattress and furniture.


Prudence Gough Yeiser

SOURCE:
(1) Marriage and Will Books, Hinds, MS.(Vol. 2, Will Book I, 1822-1859) will of Eleanor A. Yeiser states: Daughter Prudence Y. Strother, negroes to be held in trust for them by friend John B. Fox of Warren Co. MS;
(2) Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ. says Prudence and Walter Strother had 2 children. Howard says she married second time to Jessie M. Weeks and later lived in Denton, TX.
(3) Photographic copy of Yeiser Family Bible, Mississippi State Archives, Jackson, MS. (copy in file) Listed with parents and siblings. Birth place and date given.


Mary Yeiser Strother

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser.


Jesse M. Weeks

SOURCE: Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ. "Widow Yeiser & J. W. lived at Pilot Point, TX. It is not known if they had children."


Prudence Gough Yeiser

SOURCE:
(1) Marriage and Will Books, Hinds, MS.(Vol. 2, Will Book I, 1822-1859) will of Eleanor A. Yeiser states: Daughter Prudence Y. Strother, negroes to be held in trust for them by friend John B. Fox of Warren Co. MS;
(2) Howard Yeiser, Tucson, AZ. says Prudence and Walter Strother had 2 children. Howard says she married second time to Jessie M. Weeks and later lived in Denton, TX.
(3) Photographic copy of Yeiser Family Bible, Mississippi State Archives, Jackson, MS. (copy in file) Listed with parents and siblings. Birth place and date given.