Mary Bryant Etta Cox - Civil War Widow of Two Soldiers

Written by Linda Durr Rudd

Although Mary was the widow of two United States Colored soldiers, she lived her last years not receiving a pension from either husband. The investigations of the pension claims eventually wore her spirit and she decided to give up seeking a claim. Mary’s brother Robert Bryant, a pension agent for the men from his area who served with the United States Colored Troops, did not give up. Robert continued to fight for a pension for Mary, soliciting prominent citizens of Jefferson County to write their state senators and representatives on Mary’s behalf. All efforts failed, Mary was denied the pension in her final years.

Homochitto River Mary Bryant-McDaniel was born in rural Franklin County near the Homochitto River about 1846 to slave parents John and Elizabeth Bryant. The Bryant family was also known as the McDaniel family. John and Elizabeth lived on neighboring farms within walking distance of each other. John Bryant was a slave of William Daniel Coleman of Union Church, Jefferson County, Mississippi, and Elizabeth was the slave of John McDaniel of Veto, Franklin County, Mississippi. Mary spent her youth on the John and James McDaniel Plantation with her mother and siblings. The McDaniel father and son were Mary’s only owners.

The slave owning McDaniel family needed a tanner and shoemaker for their plantation. Seeking help from other farmers in the area, John McDaniel found what he needed from Henry C. Covington of Caseyville, Copiah County, MS. Henry’s father-in-law Neil Buie owned over 80 slaves in the Caseyville area. Neil died October 08, 1861, leaving his slaves to be distributed among his children and grandchildren. Allotted to Neil’s daughter Emily Buie Covington and her husband Henry was a slave named Israel plus five additional slaves. During the days of slavery, Israel was known as Israel Buie but after Emancipation he was known as Israel Etta. Israel who was valued at $1500 on Neil‘s 1862 inventory and appraisement list was the tanner and shoemaker on Neil's plantation. Israel was an expert at curing animal hides into leather to make shoes and other items. Covington was a small farmer, owning two slaves per the 1860 Copiah County Slave Schedule and his small farm did not require the skills of Israel. Henry and Emily found it profitable to hire out Israel to John and James McDaniel.

Israel Buie Etter was born about 1826 in Nottoway County, Virginia. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall with dark eyes, black hair, and copper complexion. Information about his parents was not revealed within the pension records. Israel had one sister, Lettie, who was married to Sam Richardson of Jefferson County, MS.

Mary Bryant-McDaniel was about 15 years old when the Civil War began. In the fall of 1862, Israel and Mary were married according to the traditions of slavery by her old master, James H. McDaniel, who was a Justice of the Peace. The McDaniel family insisted that their slaves have a marriage ceremony followed by a wedding supper among the slaves. The couple’s first child did not survive infancy.

Israel left the McDaniel Plantation in 1863 for Natchez, Mississippi. Walking by foot, it would take Israel a day and night to reach Natchez, barring he did not have interruptions. He enlisted November 22, 1863 with Company E, 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, as Gail Ettah or Israel Ellah. He was appointed Corporal November 25, 1863, and he was the Color Bearer which was the soldier who carried the flag of the unit in parades and battles. While in the service, Israel suffered rheumatism in his knees, had stomach pains and an enlarged stomach. He would visit Mary and her family when he was on furlough and he saw Mary when his company passed near Union Church on their way to Vicksburg.

Israel was mustered out April 30, 1866 at Vicksburg, and returned to Mary on the McDaniel Plantation. The couple moved to Natchez and were remarried by Squire Foster who kept a land office in Natchez near the Market. On July 14, 1866, Mary gave birth to their son John. Two more children followed; Amarilla known as Annie Retta was born April 05, 1869 and Wallace Israel was born December 07, 1871. The children were all delivered by their grandmother Elizabeth Bryant.

In 1867, Israel purchased three lots with buildings from Joseph M. Stowers and his wife. The lots were located near Natchez in the town of Washington on or near Main Street near the Greenfield Plantation. Business minded Israel had a shoe shop and his home on the lots he purchased. Being ambitious, Israel and partner James Mosby leased 200 acres for farming from the owners of the Greenfield Plantation, H. H. Leggett and his wife Mary.

This is the Etta household of 1870.
1870 Federal Census - Adams County - Natchez - Page 129
Jeril Etter, 44, shoemaker, VA
Mary, 20, MS
Amarilas, 4, MS
Note: On the same page was John Etter, 5, in the household of Geo Ruffin.

Israel continual suffering with dropsy or swelling of the stomach did not allow the couple to fuliful their dreams. Israel made a deed of gift of his property to his wife Mary in February 1872. The couple returned to Mary‘s parents in Union Church where Dr. J. J. McLean diagnosed Israel with interstitial inflammation of the liver. Israel developed jaundice and died March 04, 1872 in the home of his wife's parents. Israel's plantation slave mate Thomas Littleton and Dock Rollins prepared and dressed his body for burial in the soil of Jefferson County.

Mary returned to her home in Washington, MS, and worked as a cook. For reasons only known to Mary, in May of 1873, she begin selling the property Israel deeded to her and in less than two years after Israel's death she had sold everything. With her brother Robert’s help, Mary received a pension based on Israel service. Members of her family visited her frequently. Mary's sister Martha Bryant was going to school in Natchez and while there she boarded near Mary with a couple who were Mary's employers. Mary worked at an "eating house" located on the corner of Washington Road and St. Catherine Street or St. Catherine Creek. The eating house was owned by Granville Cox and his wife Eliza.

Eliza Cox separated from Granville about 1876, going to Tennessee or somewhere "up country" to be with her family. Mary was attracted to the handsome enterprising Granville Cox and he became a frequent vistor in Mary's home. Mary’s family warned her not to become involved with Granville because he had a reputation of being a womanizer, he was still married, and Eliza might come back to renew the relationship with Granville. Mary felt Eliza was gone for good and probably was dead, and if she didn’t marry Granville another woman would. On April 03, 1879, Mary married Granville Cox in Natchez, ceremony performed by Elder John Smith.

Mary gave birth to a daughter in the year 1878 - 1879 who was called Maggie by the family.

This is the Cox household of 1880.
1880 Federal Census - Adams County - Natchez - Courthouse - Page 77
Granville Cox, 40, KY
Mary E., 30, wife, MS
Margaret, 1, daughter
Note: The children Mary had with Israel Etta were living in Jefferson County with Mary’s mother Elizabeth Bryant.

Granville Cox was born about 1840 in Warren County, Kentucky. His parents nor life prior to the Civil War were mentioned in his pension records. Granville was described as a mulatto with gray eyes and black hair, 5 feet 10 inches tall. Granville was a civilian cook for 5th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery. He enlisted August 19, 1863 with Company D, 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry as a blacksmith in Natchez. His medical records show he was treated for a swollen testicle, constipation, small pox, anemia, and dropsy of the heart. He was discharged April 06, 1866 in Vicksburg.

The eating house was doing well for Mary and Granville. People from Natchez and the surrounding rural communities, Mary’s kin, and former neighbors would stop for a meal and sleep over when they had business in Natchez. Heartache hit in the summer of 1882 when Granville was accused of stealing a heifer. He was convicted of larceny in Adams County on October 7, 1882, sentenced for two years. He was to spend his sentence at the Mississippi Penitentiary in Jackson, Mississippi.

In December 1882, shortly after Granville’s sentencing, Mary pregnant with her sixth child and her toddling daughter Maggie returned to her mother’s home where her Etta children were already living. Mary worked in the community cleaning, cooking, and doing field work, tarrying to be reunited with Granville. Mary and Granville would not be reunited. Granville died February 04, 1883 of pneumonia at the Mississippi Penitentiary.

Mary’s last child Henry was born March 01, 1883, less than a month after Granville‘s death.

Robert Bryant was appointed as guardian of the minor Etta children; John, Amarilla and Wallace on November 1, 1883 in Jefferson County. The Chancery Court of Jefferson County certified the children’s ages using the 1880 census; John Etta was 13, Annie W. was 11 and Wallace was 7 years of age. The dependent children of Israel Etta received lump sums of their father's pension when they had reached adulthood.

Mary applied for pension on the grounds she was the widow of Granville Cox and for pension for the minor child Henry. The Bureau of Pensions discovered Granville was not divorced from his first wife Eliza, and she was still alive living in Arkansas. Eliza had filed and received Granville's bounty money. Mary’s marriage with Granville was declared illegal and she would not receive a pension based on Granville’s service.

Accepting the fact she was not entitled to Granville’s pension, Mary and her brother Robert decided to request she be restored on the pension rolls as Israel Etta’s widow. She was established as the widow and the mother of Israel’s three children in earlier applications. Mary and Robert thought this would be an easy process, they were wrong. A widow's private life was carefully analyzed by the Bureau of Pensions. Widows were entiled to receive their pensions until they remarried. Legislation was created to prevent fraud because of concern that widows would hide their remarriages or chose to live with a man without the benefit of marriage. Thus the Act of August 07, 1882 was created.

The Act of August 07, 1882 stated "Marriages shall be proven in pension cases to be legal marriages according to the law of the place where the parties resided at the time of marriage, or at the time when the right to pension accured; and the open and notorious adulterous cohabitation of a widow who is a pensioner shall operate to terminate her pension from the commencement of such cohabitation." SOURCE: The Military Laws of the United States, Fourth Edition 1901, page 864; Google Books

Rumors about Mary found the ear of the pension investigator. Mary was accused of having illicit relationships with two men after she returned to Union Church in December 1882, one of which was alleged to be the father of Mary's last child Henry. Mary testified Granville Cox was Henry’s father. Neighbors in the community believed Charles Sartin was Henry’s father. Mary’s brother Robert believed Cox was Henry’s father and the reason the neighbors called the child Henry Sartin is because Charles Sartin made fires for Mary the winter before the child was born. Mary’s son John Etta and Charles’ stepson Jake Smith had heard rumors that Sartin was the father. Henry was born less than a month after Granville’s death and he was conceived within the marriage, before Granville was accused of stealing the heifer. No one accused Mary of being unfaithful during her marriage to Granville.

Mary worked for the widower Alex Davis and lived in a small house separate from Davis' home on Davis' property. Neighbors hinted at a relationship between Mary and Davis but no one postively stated that they knew an affair was going on between the two. Mary denied both relationships.


Van Belton of Union Church - "Yes, Mary has had two children since her last husband went to prison, Maggie and Henry. She has lived with no man as his wife, to my knowledge, since Cox went to prison."

C. C. Carnes of Union Church - "She came back in the winter of 1882 and she has been in the neighborhood working for different persons every since and has been living an honest and quite life."

John Etta of Union Church - "Yes, my mother had but two children after Cox died. The child by Sardin was born after Cox died. I can't tell how long, but I am sure it was after Cox died. After Sardin died, my mother had a child by a white man, but I never knew the name of the father of the child. She was born in Natchez where my mother lived for awhile."

J. M. Galbreath of Union Church - "I am well acquainted with Mary Etta, this claimant. Her reputation for virtue in this neighborhood is and has been bad, ever since I knew her."

Mary Jane Humes of Union Church - "I heard that she lived with Alec Davis after Henry was born. I mean that she lived on his place."

Jake Smith of Union Church - "All I know about who was the father of the child Mary had, is rumor of the neighborhood. It was a general rumor that Sardin was the father of the child."

Phil Whalum of Union Church - "I knew Alec Davis. He was a white man who lived near here. Mary Etta stayed with him a couple of years. He was a bachelor. Mary cooked for him and washed for him, but lived in a little house near him. I have never heard that Mary was tangled up with him in any unlawful way."

Based on the testimonies from people who knew Mary, the Bureau of Pensions concluded that "since the soldier’s death and since the passage of Act of August 07, 1882, the claimant has been guilty of open and notorious adulterous cohabitation and has thereby forfeited title to pension." Special Examiner Dow McClain concluded that "Henry is the child of Sardin, and that this woman (Mary) was the concubine of Davis for many years after August 07, 1882." Mary was removed from the pension rolls and was not restored. Mary did not try to refute the negative testmonies given in the years 1908 thur 1909 when memories had dimmed and facts were clouded with gossip. No pension and no longer able to provide for herself because of old age, Mary left Jefferson County in the early 1920s and moved to Memphis, TN, to live with her son Henry. Mary died in Memphis April 05, 1927.


Richard Austin, an Orderly Sergeant, served in the same regiment with Israel Etta. Richard was born and raised in Natchez.

Van Belton testified that Mary’s son Henry was never called Henry Etta but was always known as Henry Sartin.
1900 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 6
VAN BELTON 37, Verna 19, Isadore 12, Etta 11, Garza 8, Stanley 6, Odell 3, Lovie 3
Note: Van Belton maried Mary's daughter Amarilla Etta also known as Annie Rhetta Etta January 07, 1887 in Jefferson County, MS. Van Belton died September 29, 1920. Amarilla died between 1897 thur 1899.

George Bright was in the same company and regiment as Grandville Cox.
1870 Census - Adams County, Natchez, MS - Page 156
GEORGE BRIGHT 42, Sarah 45, Hannah 1, Sealvie Reed 16

Albert Brown served in the same regiment with Israel.
1880 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 5, MS - Page 286
ALBERT BROWN 45, Sallie 40, Ambrus 10, Ida 6, Jim 5, Martha Gains 11, Adline Williams 14

Hamilton Brown knew Mary all of his life, and they were owned by the same man as slaves.
1880 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 146
HAMILTON BROWN 23, Mary 34, George Alderson 40

Elizabeth Bryant, Mary’s mother, testified that Mary’s son Henry Cox was born March 01, 1883.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 17
Jno McDaniel 75, ELIZABETH 65, Robert 21, Emily 18, Martha 16, Manda 14, Simon 11, Minerva 15, Viola Buie 8

Martha Bryant, Mary’s sister, testified that she knew Granville’s wife Eliza Cox and knew that Eliza was not dead but had left Granville.
1880 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 146
Elizabeth Bryant 67, MARTHA BRYANT 24, Bryant Coleman 9 months, John Etter 13, Annie W. Etter 11, Wallace Etter 7, Dock Coleman 22
Note: Dock Coleman married Martha and Mary's sister Amanda Bryant. Amanda died in 1879.

Robert Bryant, Mary’s brother, became acquainted with Grandville during the Civil War.
1880 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 146
ROBERT BRYANT 29, Amanda 29, Artemis 8, Adelaide 7, Lynch 3, Melissa 1

B. F. Buie knew Mary’s father John Bryant and testified that Mary was a hard working honest woman.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 17
Robt M. Buie 36, Mariah C. 32, FRANKLIN 14, Charlie 12, Gilbert 11, Mariah 8, Mary 6, Naomi 4, Lordi 2

Robert Burnett served in the same regiment with Israel Etta and visited the family in Natchez until Israel’s death. Robert Burnett was a slave of John Torrey of Jefferson County, MS.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 68
ROBT BURNETT 34, Jane 34, Anderson 17, James 15, Laura 12, Mollie 5, Robert 2, Alise 6 months

C. C. Carnes testified that Mary was a hard working honest woman.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 17
Alex H. Carnes 45, Elizabeth 3, Rosilla 13, Lovenza 10, Earnest A. 8, CHAS C. 3, No Name 1, Rosaria 64

J. M. Cobb lived on the McDaniel’s farm with Israel and worked in the same shoe shop as a workman.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 3
JESSEE W. COBB 44, Sarah 43, Francis 26, Wm 22, Howell 13, Mary 17, John 10, Clay 6, Chas 5, Silas 5

Atlas Crump was acquainted with Israel Etta for years.
1880 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 157
ATLAS CRUMP 30, Emily 26, Daniel 6, Mary 5, Margaret 4, Louana 1, Not Named 3 months
Note: Atlas Crump married Mary's sister Emily Bryant.

John Etta testified that his mother Mary lived with Charles Sartin on the Cato Place and that Mary had one son with Charles, Henry.
1870 Census - Adams County, Natchez, MS - Page 129
Geo Ruffin 61, Charity Patterson 56, JOHN ETTER 5
Note: Mary and Israel were enumerated on the same census page with their son John. John Etter married Fanny Goode December 07, 1889 in Jefferson County, MS.

Wesley Gaines served in the same company and regiment with Israel Etta. He was born and raised on the Harding place in Jefferson County.

J. M. Galbreath testified that Mary was a woman of "easy virtue."

Alvy and Thomas Gibson testified they knew Granville Cox and his wife Eliza. Thomas first became acquainted with Granville in Vicksburg during the War. Alvy and Thomas were the slaves of Duncan McArn of Jefferson County, MS.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 16
ALVA GIBSON 31, Eliza 33, Patsey 15, Martha 13, Archie 10, Noah 8, Alick 6, Adam 7, John 4, George 3, Frances 3 months
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 3
THOMAS GIBSON 30, Bettie 26, Harriette 11, James 7, Lelitha 6, Mary A. 4, Mary Ella 2, John 6 months

William Gray served in the same company and regiment with Israel.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Rodney, MS - Page 99
WILLIAM GRAY 25, Fannie 25, Lula 5, Charlote 3, Attilia 7 months

Allen Green testified that Mary Bryant married Israel and Granville.
1880 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 146
ALLEN GREEN 45, Ann 35, William 15, Sarah 13, Albert 11, Sampson 8, Earnest 7, Margaret 6, Franklin 5, George 2, Mary Eliza 1

William Henderson served in the same company and regiment with Israel.

Mary Jane Humes testified to the surnames of Mary's children, Henry and Maggie.
1880 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 158
Henry Humes 28, MARY JANE 30, William 8, Elvy 7, Archie 5, Job 3, John 1

Nathan Jacobs knew Mary since the death of her husband Granville Cox.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 69
NATHAN JACOBS 38, Minerva 23, Lizzy 8, Ellen 6, Priscilla 4, Naomi 2

William Jefferson was a Sergeant with the 58th Regiment. He testified that Granville was a Private in Company D.

Thomas Littleton and Israel were slaves of Neil Buie of Copiah County, MS. Littleton was the blacksmith for Neil Buie.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 23
THOS LITTLETON 40, Francis 41, Martha Ann 17, Green 15, Emiline 13, Catherine 10, James 8, Elizabeth 6, Mary Jane 3, Infant 6 months

Esquire Marshall served in the same regiment with Israel Etta.

Calvin McCormick knew Mary for 30 years before the war. He was a slave of John McCormick of Jefferson County, MS.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church - Page 24
CALVIN MCCORMICK 23, Mariah 21, Dora 1, Amy Carter 14

James and Amanda McDaniel knew Israel since the days of slavery when he was hired to work on the McDaniel Plantation.
1880 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 146
JAMES MCDANIEL 43, AMANDA 38, Margaret 17, Ellen 15, Mary 12, William 11, Reddy 9, Lula 9, John 7, Preston 4, Cameron 2, Melvin 9 months, Harry Smith 38
Note: James was Mary's brother. James chose to use the surname of his and his mother's former slave owner.

William McDonald served in the same regiment and company with Israel. They both lived on the same plantation. He was present at the marriage of Israel and Mary.

Ace (Asa) McFall served with the 5th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery where he met Granville who was a civilian cook for the 5th Regiment.
1870 Census - Jefferson County Union Church, MS - Page 25
ACEY MCFALL 37, Martha 21, Martha 6, Infant 1, Sallie 6

Dr. J. J. McLean treated Israel for liver problems.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 1
DR. J. J. MCLEAN 42, Sarah 35, Sallie 13, Neill 11, Chas 8, Hugh 6, Corrie 3, Infant 8 months, Ailey 9

Joseph McMillan served with the 58th Regiment. Joseph was a slave of Dougald McMillan of Copiah County, MS.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Fayette, MS - Page 38
JOE MCMILLAN 39, Angetine 20, Nancy 2, Jane 9 months

Dock and Eldridge Rollins was present when Israel died and Dock assisted to "lay him out."
1880 Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 157
DOCK ROLLINS 35, ELDRIDGE 30, Sarah Ann 14, Ophelia 6, Mary 4, Amanda 2, Not Named 2 months
Note: Mary's nephew Melvin McDaniel married Dock and Eldridge's daughter Minnie Rollins.

Frank Scott knew Israel from 1864 until his death.

Jake Smith was the stepson of Charles Sartin. He testified that he had heard the rumor that his stepfather was the father of Henry, Mary’s son. Jake and his mother Betsy were the slaves of John Mitchell of Jefferson County, MS. Jake's stepfather Charles Sartin was the slave of Duncan McArn of Jefferson County, MS.
1870 Census - Jefferson County, Union Church, MS - Page 6
Charles Sartin 36, Betsy 35, Larry 18, Isom 9, Harriett 13, JAKE 10, Joe 4, Ellis 2, Infant 1, Nancy McDougald 80

Green Wade served in the same company and regiment with Israel.
1870 Jefferson County, Fayette, MS - Page 73
GREEN WADE 30, Charlotte 25, John 2, Patience 4, Sarah 2, Martha 2 months

Phil Whalum testified that Mary’s children were known in the community as Maggie Shelby and Henry Sartin. The Whalum family were the slaves of Gilbert M. Buie of Jefferson County, MS.
1880 Census - Jefferson County, Beat 1, MS - Page 129
PHILLIP WHALAND 26, R. Ann 25, Mary 3, Levi 8, Not Named 8 months
Read about Atty Whalum also known as Eddie Mitchell


This Buie family was a large slave owning family. They owned slaves in Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, and Yazoo County, Mississippi. NEIL BUIE was born October 04, 1801 in Robeson County, NC, and died October 08, 1861 in Copiah County, MS. He married NANCY SMITH. She was born about 1802 in GA. They are buried in Wrights Cemetery in Franklin County, MS. HENRY C. COVINGTON married EMILY C. BUIE January 10, 1856 in Copiah County, MS. Emily was the daughter of Neil and Nancy Smith Buie. During the Civil War, Henry served as a private with Company F, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery. Another one of Neil's Buie's slaves given to the Covington couple, Alexander Markham, served as Henry’s body servant during the War.

Neil Buie's Headstone
Wrights Cemetery
Franklin County, Mississippi

WILLIAM DANIEL COLEMAN was born May 28, 1813 in Franklin Co., MS, and died January 28, 1851 in Jefferson Co., MS. He married Cassandra Caraway May 28, 1835 in Franklin Co., MS, daughter of Adam Caraway and Sarah Alford. Cassandra died March 29, 1903 in Jefferson County, MS. After the death of William, NEIL MCCORMICK became the guardian of the minor Coleman children and their slaves. Neil married William's oldest daughter Lavinia Angeline Coleman.

William & Cassandra Coleman's Headstones
Robinson Cemetery
Jefferson County, Mississippi
Photographs Courtesy of Art Thomas

JOHN MCDANIEL was born March 25, 1784 in North Carolina, and died January 27, 1885 in Franklin Co., MS, buried in the McDaniel Cemetery in Franklin County, MS. He married Elizabeth Hutchins October 02, 1810 in Georgia. The couple had one son, James H. McDaniel born about 1824 in Franklin County, MS, and a daughter Susannah E. McDaniel. Genealogy information from Herman L. Woods‘ web page


Granville Cox's Federal Miltary Pension Records
Daniel Mack's Federal Military Pension Records
James Mack's Federal Military Pension Records
William Coleman's Inventory and Appraisement of Slaves - 1851
The Division of William Coleman's Negro Property - 1853
John McDaniel's 1857 Deed of Gift
Bryant-McDaniel Family of Franklin and Jefferson Counties, MS
Adams County Deed Records - Book PP, Page 462; Book RR, Page 482
Robert Bryant's Slave Narrative
Alexander Markham, Confederate Body Servant
Neil Buie's 1861 Inventory and Appraisement of Slaves
Neil Buie's 1861 Allotment of Slaves
1860 Copiah County Slave Schedule
1860 Franklin County Slave Schedule
1860 Jefferson County Slave Schedule
1870 Adams County Federal Census
1880 Adams County Federal Census
1880 Jefferson County Federal Census
1900 Jefferson County Federal Census
1910 Jefferson County Federal Census
Mary Etta's Death Certificate TN1927-1263
Old Time Disease
The Free Dictionary

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Buie Homepage

Shelby County, Tennessee - Register of Deeds

Remembering Their Names