Sites Dealing Specifically with African American Viverettes

Mississippi Viverettes Who Registered for the Draft in 1917/18

Viverettes in the Mississippi Social Security Death Index

Viverettes in the Neshoba County 1870 Census

Viverettes in the Newton County 1870 Census

The Viverette Family Feature Pages

John Wesley Viverette Family of Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania

The Family of Bill Viverette
Submitted by Charles Viverette of Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Family of Doc C. Viverette
Submitted to RootsWeb Genealogy Site by Karen Keen.

Viverette-Fox Family Tree

Celebrating Black History

Black History Month for Grades 6-12

African American Sites on the Internet

Montage of Vintage African American Photographs

Cyndi's Genealogy Lists: African American Links

Christine's African American Genealogy Site

African American Resource Center

Family Tree Makers African American Site

Links to African American Genealogy Sites

Site for African American Research at

Commentary on Slave Research

Sharkey's Genealogical Links

African American History Site

Search Engines to Locate Family or Research Links

African American Genealogy Site Finder(type in African American)

Family Search Engine at

Telephone Numbers and Addresses of Viverettes

E-Mail Search Engine

Genealogy for Beginners

Guide to Beginners

African American Viverettes

There are a large number of Viverettes in America of African descent. Most seem to originate from the Neshoba and Newton County areas of Mississippi. Following the Civil War, African Americans were finally liberated from the bondage of involuntary servitude. Newly franchised African Americans took on surnames for identification purposes. Most assumed the name of the owner of the farm or plantation from which they came.

Lancelot Viverett of Nash County, North Carolina, came to Mississippi to manage the farm of his Uncle Claiborne Mann around 1845. Mann was a well-to-do property owner who had a large number of slaves on his farm in Neshoba County. Mann died before the end of the Civil War and control of his property was transferred to Viverett. Since Lancelot Viverett was the only adult male in Mississippi with that surname, most African Americans with this surname should be able to trace their lineage to this geographic area.

One excellent source for researching the Viverettes is the elderly of this family. There are still some alive today who remember grandparents born before 1865. Family bibles are also a good source. The links above will offer other suggestion and sites to research your heritage.

This site will continue to grow as more and more send information about family history. I plan to have a link soon to specific African American Viverettes and their descendants. If you wish to be included, e-mail the web designer below to submit information. Good luck with your search.

The page was designed by Ray Viverette. If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail me below.

Last updated: April 4, 2012