A new home for the Alcorn county mailing list has been set up. Later today, I'll send out personal invitations to the subscribers of this list to join the new group. It should be a link you can click that will let you 'accept' the invitation to join the new group. You may need to check your spam folder as I can't say when such will be delivered. Of course, folks may still post to this list through 3/1. Tim Stowell
As of yesterday, the Alcorn county mailing list had 99 subscribers. In light of this list closing on March 2nd, with the full knowledge of the list owner - Susan Penn Groover, I am setting up a new home for this list. I've recently set up similar homes for other Rootsweb lists that are going defunct next month. In my next email, I'll send you further information regarding this and how to join the new home for this list. Tim Stowell Chattanooga
/_*Leave a Farewell Message*_/ This post was by Judith to MODAVIES: suggestion: People may want to post a "farewell" message on the mailing list before it goes to archive, and in this message include an email you plan to keep for the foreseeable future. A separate email could be set up expressly for this purpose if it is more convenient/secure. (You'll want web-based, not provider-based.) That way, if someone peruses the archive & finds a possible connection, they would have a way to get in touch with you privately. I have been on a couple of lists that went archival at some point, and I really wish I had done that, as our old email was provider-based and - once that provider went defunct, people looking through the defunct mailing list had no way to contact me (nor I them) It's easier to track people down these days, but I'd still suggest this. I think this to be an excellent idea, wish I thought it. I would like to expand to suggest that a post to include Your name, best address to reach you (one that might be dedicated to your genealogy research), a list surname(s) of interest, a list to places of interest (country, region, state, county), subject of interest, snail mail address (at your own risk), telephone number (again at your own risk), web address if you have a website, where you “moved.” Please keep in mind these to be suggestions and you should only provide what you would be comfortable for “ibots” to find. Might not want to wait to last minute. This would give system to process information and have it posted. With this in mind, please do not be concerned when you see my post to the nearly 300 (took inventory; final count was 298 – just sharing) mailing lists I admin. I will be leaving my time capsule to the list(s) in the coming days. But I will be here til Roots Web turn off the lights and lock the door. Let me take a few lines to acknowledge all the “thank-you” I have received. I started with a few surnames and expanded to counties more recently. But you are all “welcomed.” I try serve with the volunteer spirit and a happy heart. Please overlook my frustration that may boil to the top in the coming days. Susan
/_*Ramblings from the Backseat*_/ Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. I have already announced that as of March 2^nd , when Roots Web ceases to function as a mailing list that I will be hanging up my administrator's hat. These are my observations and suggestions going forward. First and foremost, someone needs to step-up to be new administrator, chairman, leader, whatever title you like. Next a decision should be made whether to remain a mailing list or a bulletin board. Of course, what is to say both could be established. I personally have not read, but Dick Eastman has endorsed Group.io as a venue for mailing list. From what little time I have had, I would lean toward Group.io to maintain mailing list format. I have no experience with bulletin boards therefore I have no input. I am hearing Facebook, but I have issues with privacy and whether someone would make the site secure enough. I am sure there are other venues for bulletin board format. Can not stop someone setting up FB account, just do not bother to invite me. Also, Ancestry has an established bulletin board area, it is functioning. Due to the activity on most state lists, my next suggestion would be that county mailing lists consolidate to form one state list. When activity is established divide into regions. Too much activity then establish a county list (start at the top and drill down). Under the blanket of a state list posting could use subject line to keep the identity of the county ie; SUBJECT: [AL-SUMTER] Looking for … Surname lists are a horse of a different color. Suggestion here would be to make use of subject line. Kinda like reading a newspaper, the subject line is like a headline of a newspaper. Personally I pay attention to an informative subject line. A worry in the back of my mind is with the “mass exodus” from Roots Web to other venue on whether that venue can handle the new activity or whether “we” will cause that venue to crash and burn. Here's hoping that is a needless concern. Once the list is established … there needs to be centralized place where a directory or a place of registration that searching community would go to find the list. Since I am US based, USGenWeb comes to mind. This maybe more difficult step. USGenWeb sites are individually maintained. Hearing rumblings that this may be solved in the near future. Last concern (for the moment) would be “being nice and playing well with others.” Personally, have not experienced this problem. Frustration, maybe. Especially when Roots Web fell apart and returned “fixed” with continuing problems. For example, I still have to push through a post from someone using AOL. AOL users … this is why your post takes a little longer to be seen. Sorry, I do my best with the tools I have to work with. Patience is probably going to be the keyword in days to come. Patience with the leaders that will step forward. They are going to be putting a lot on their plates and will need support in establishing a new venue and getting it working, establishing their rules, etc. Congratulation to those lists that have found a “new home.” From what I see you are in good hands! Will try to make this last posting to those newly adopted lists. (Posting to all lists today.) At this point in time, Family Trees, Message Boards, Web Sites, & Wiki at Roots Web are not effected to my knowledge. Of course, Message Boards are already part of Ancestry. So open conversation. Work on finding a volunteer to lead the list forward. I'm gonna stop rambling for the moment. I'm here till they turn off the lights and lock the door. Susan
/_*Unsubscribing from Mailing List(s)*_/ With the upcoming changes to Roots Web, some have decided to “leave early.” Which I personally understand. Since I am busy, I would like to ask for your help. Should you make the decision to close your membership to list please do the following: Insert or substitute listname before dash. To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. OR A link is provided at the bottom of individual and digests. Help in this area will be completely appreciated and will be considered an act of kindness.
/_*Genealogy of Roots Web*_/ Since most of us are genealogists or family historians, I write this to answer the primary questions I am receiving in “genealogy speak.” Mailing lists were scattered about the Internet prior to the conception of Roots Web (ie: AOL, Prodigy, Compuserve, and others) BIRTH: Sometime in 1996, Karen & Brian Leverich, conceived what it is now known as Roots Web. Roots Web grew to host uncountable mailing list of many subjects, surnames, places, etc. These mailing lists were free to its users/subscribers. MARRIAGE: June 2000. Roots Web was married (purchased by) Ancestry, Inc. with prenuptial agreement that mailing list services would remain free. I believe to be sometime in 2015, our beloved Roots Web began to suffer health issues. My speculation is outgrew its existence and its host was unable to keep up without a major and costly overhaul. After a year plus, Roots Web reopened its doors, but a lot of her faithful subscribers had lost interest or found other vehicles to convey their passages of information. During this time, other updates on the Internet have occurred. These changes have caused some subscribers unable to participate. Not qualified to expand on this other than to say that some folks have lost connection with Roots Web, DEATH: 2 March 2020. Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state. BURIAL: Archives will be available to peruse. No further information as to where, how long, or whether a price tag will be added. Hope this helps. Susan Penn Groover
Hi everyone! This has been heavy on my heart since Ancestry / Roots Web announcement. I have been admin / moderator for various mailing lists for 25+ years (some lists that predate Roots Web). The options for change do not fit my personal criteria. This is, also, not happening at a time I am able to give personal time for this change. Plus, I think Ancestry is not given an adequate “heads up” for this change. (I personally admin 200+ lists) So I have made the decision to become a subscriber as opposed to an administrator. I will remain admin to the mailing lists I currently admin till Roots Web makes the changes they propose on March 2^nd . I am leaving the decision for change to the list members. I am still gathering options. I will post suggestions in the next few days. The major option I am hearing is Facebook. I suppose this could work. But Facebook, in my humble opinion, would be turning a mailing list into a message board. And various mailing list members have stated they would not Facebook. Personally, I am in this bucket. I have personal issues with Facebook. Open discussion on the list. Voice your opinion. Enough for now. Will post more on other options in the future. Susan Penn Groover, List Administrator
For those that have not heard the news ... Rootsweb will no longer be supporting mailing lists in March 2020. It will remain read only, so archives will be accessible. In my mind, I question how long. Please keep in mind that each mailing list archives is the property of RootsWeb and will not be able to moved, removed, etc. Only the mailing list members list will be accessible by the admin for that list. I am looking for alternatives which I have started listing below. Alternatives: Ancestry -- as I understand, this alternative is platform based. Meaning one would have to long into to post a message as opposed to simply sending an e-mail. Groups.io -- would keep mailing, but to get full function a fee would be required. Google Groups -- I have not researched this option. Personally, I have issues with Google and will not pursue this option as admin. I suppose the major decision is whether to remain an e-mail based Group or platform based? My personal prerequisite is that it is FREE. Discussion in open... Susan Groover, List Admin. -- --- Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.
We would like to announce the forming of a new organization the Cumberland Gap Tennessee Genealogy and History Group, A.K.A (CGTGHG) which propose to record and preserve. The goal of the group is to promote Genealogy with the recording of Pioneerâs and their descendantâs while also preserving and recording Cumberland Gapâs history. The CGTGHG hopeâs the Nation will get behind the group by submitting pioneerâs names, stories, pictures and Genealogies to be preserved for future generations to come. The CGTGHG will be having a newsletter 4 times a year and will have memberships available on different levels more on that to come. You can go to our website at cgtghg.org or facebook.com/cgtghg Thank You, David A Nelson Jr Website and Social Media References 1. http://cgtghg.org/ 2. http://facebook.com/cgtghg
New on Alcorn County, Mississippi Genealogy & History Network http://alcorn.msghn.org/ Thousands of Alcorn County Marriages. Hope this helps someone. G.W.Mississippi Genealogy & History Networkhttp://www.msghn.org/ Genealogy & History Links by USGHNhttp://links.usghn.org/
Happy Belated Birthday Linda. Sorry I am late. Hope to get a family email off to you soon. marcy
I am in need of a marriage look up for a Maggie (Streetman) Smith to a Johnson (first name may have begun with an "A"), between 1930 and 1934. My grandmother, Maggie Mae Streetman (1901-1982) married my grandfather, William L. Smith, about 1928-1929 (no marriage record found on them either). He died in Tupelo March 26, 1930, and Maggie took my father, Willie Robert Smith (born April 7, 1930) back to her parent's home near Burnsville, in Tishomingo County. About 1933 she dumped Dad on the doorstep of her brother, Charlie Jasper Streetman, and married a Johnson. They had a son, James Marvin Johnson, the following year. This Johnson man died about 1934 - 1937, when she remarried a third time to Levi Quinton "L. C." Mock. She married Quinton in Tishomingo County in 1937. That marriage record I have. I cannot locate her marriage records to my grandfather, William "Willie" Louis Smith, nor to this Johnson fellow, who's name may have been Aff or Alf or something of that sort. By the way, there IS an African-American Alf Johnson in Tishomingo County. That would not be him, as we are caucasian. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Regards, Willie D. Smith Manchester, TN
Is anyone researching this family? Recent research indicates that Holloway Holman is the son of William Holman and Sarah Bibb. I have KY (where?) > Bledsoe Co., TN > McNairy Co., TN > Alcorn Co. I’d like to push back the limits of my ignorance. Thanks, Bob Foster in Virginia
Life At The Corner Has Changed Written by Judy H. Green May 14, 1986 Fifty years can bring a lot of change. Guy Thompson has been in business on the same corner for over 50 years and has seen Corinth’s south end change from a teeming business district to the quieter, less congested area it is today. His used car business at the corner of Tate and Franklin Streets has been there since 1957 when he went out of the mule business. It was just a matter of changing one type of horse power for another. “Yes, the tractor took the mule business. It was a good business we had. I really enjoyed it. Back then there were a lot more people in the south end of town in business. The Security Bank even had to build an extra bank down here to take care of the business,” he said. The bank was where Frank Berry’s office is now on Fillmore. The building still has the iron bar work. North’s Hardware was already established and Automotive Parts was there. Mathis Drugstore and Cage was on the corner with heavy trade. Rubel’s and Kroger’s were two other larger stores in the south end. Thompson said there were four grocery stores in all, just to serve that section. Thompson went into partnership with his mother-in-law, Mrs. J.R. Talley, when he and his wife, Mamie Talley Thompson came to Corinth in 1934. “I think it was the year Roosevelt took office,” he said. Thompson was born and raised in Tupelo and moved to Selmer, Tennessee. He and his wife married in 1929. In the fall the Depression came on. “The Depression in Alcorn County meant people swapping goods for services. I remember some of the prices were, oh, 50 cents for an 8 lb. bucket of lard. You could get a bushel of potatoes for 50 cents. Cotton was a little better than four cents a pound. But, nobody could make any money, so the 50 cents was just as hard to come by. A fellow couldn’t get a job except in the family,” Thompson recalled. During the heyday of the mule business the lot was always crowded. The barn was packed full in fall and winter. There was no Highway 45 back then. Franklin Street was not opened up either. Tate Street was a main through street, he said, in describing how the area looked. W.C. Adams had a plank fence around his building from the railroad to below where the old health department office building is (currently Patterson Funeral Home). Thompson said when he came to Corinth the building now housing Chadco was standing, but vacant. All these years he had rented from the Williams family, beginning with Dr. Fayette’s father, F.C. Williams. To conduct his mule business, Thompson said he would ride the passenger train to Jackson, Tennessee then on to Cairo, Illinois to the stockyards. “The Doodlebug ran from Jackson all the way to Cairo. We trucked the mules back and we also shipped by train to the stockyards here. The Corinth stockyards belonged to the railroad and were down where Bell Gas is located now,” he said. Thompson was the first to hold a cattle auction in Corinth. “It was on Bunch Street at what we knew then as the Old Stave Mill, near the railroad tracks. D.C. Isbell ran a meat market there. They shipped out cured hams. Sample had one there too. It was pretty big business at one time. It took up the area that includes the location of the Calvary Pentecostal Church.” Thompson said. Through the years from mules to used cars, Thompson said one of his best employees has been John Bowers. “He worked for me 17 years in the mule business,” Thompson said. In the used car business Thompson found himself traveling to Murry, Kentucky and Paris, Tennessee to auto auctions. The best seller he’s known has been the 1957 General Motors Chevrolet. “I’ve farmed, been in the cattle business, mule business and the used car business but what it all boils down to is I’m a trader. “And, you know, traders can’t keep a thing. Otherwise, I’d be rich. I’ve owned a lot of property over the years, but there’s a price on everything,” he said. “I remember when I joined the Baptist Church, old Bro. Hill asked me what my occupation was, I said I was a mule dealer. Bro. Hill said he’d baptized a whole lot of people in his time but he never had baptized a mule dealer,” Thompson recalled laughing. For a man who’s seen life’s passing parade at his doorstep, how does he sum it up? “Well, the high prices of fuel and tractors and supplies have hurt the farmers. It’s a whole new ballgame from the time all you had to do was feed and water a mule. “The government is loaning money and farmers are having to borrow too much and spend too much. You can’t borrow in high times and have to pay it back in low times. The combination just won’t work.” “Corinth’s really grown, but I can’t say why. Things are so bad off. We’ve got a lot of folks out of work here right now. “Things are changing,” he said, “I used to know everybody in our church. Now there’re as many as 25 percent that I can’t even call their names.” Thompson and his wife have three children. Their daughter, Ann, is a faculty member with the city school system. One son, Bobby, lives in Maine, a retired military man. Dan is in Greenwood, in the car business. “As, I see it, kids today need a good education to make it. They need training in the church and should never, never fool with drugs or fool around with anybody who does,” Thompson advised. http://www.avsia.com/acgs/vickisfamilylinks.htm
Cany anyone tell me if the library in Corinth will allow the M A Miller sketchbook to be viewed? Also, what type of archives does the railroad depot/museum have? Dale Johnson Huntsville,al.
For truth, I will again just guess, it was the roadway upon which the Confederate forces used to retreat from the epic battle of Shiloh, to the fortress of Corinth! Ridge roads, by the very name, describe roads that "take the high ground", and are mostly "dry" and free of mud during the warring season! The name, which may have at one time described the "high land road" to Savannah, was later recalled as the retreat road or the attack road if one supported the Union forces, that led both armies to Corinth after the battle? Probably the answer can be found in information one can get while visiting the Shiloh battlefield! Regards, Ronald L. Hughes -----Original Message----- From: opuslola <email@example.com> To: msalcorn <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sat, Jan 1, 2011 5:52 pm Subject: Re: [MSALCORN] MSALCORN Digest, Vol 6, Issue 1 would issue a guess that originally it was called the Corinth to Savannah oad? But, I will have to refer to some of my old maps to confirm it! Regards, Ronald L. Hughes ----Original Message----- rom: Vicki Roach <email@example.com> o: msalcorn <firstname.lastname@example.org> ent: Sat, Jan 1, 2011 4:02 pm ubject: Re: [MSALCORN] MSALCORN Digest, Vol 6, Issue 1 hiloh Road is really 7th Street. When I was a girl people starting calling it iloh Road because it was the most common route from Corinth to Shiloh. Don't ve a clue what it was called before 7th Street. cki ttp://www.avsia.com/acgs/vickisfamilylinks.htm ______________________________ om: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> : email@example.com nt: Sat, January 1, 2011 2:00:28 AM bject: MSALCORN Digest, Vol 6, Issue 1 Today's Topics: 1. Ridge Rd in Alcorn Co. (DJoh485660@comcast.net) --------------------------------------------------------------------- essage: 1 te: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:08:42 +0000 (UTC) om: DJoh485660@comcast.net bject: [MSALCORN] Ridge Rd in Alcorn Co. : MSALCORN-L@rootsweb.com ssage-ID: 82421823.527415.1293829722295.JavaMail.firstname.lastname@example.org> ntent-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Can somebody tell me if what was Ridge Rd in the Corinth area?in April 1862 is w called Shiloh Road? Or?was Monterey Rd. what became Shiloh Rd? le Johnson un tsville,Al. ----------------------------- o contact the MSALCORN list administrator, send an email to ALCORNemail@example.com. o post a message to the MSALCORN mailing list, send an email to ALCORN@rootsweb.com. _________________________________________________________ unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to ALCORNfirstname.lastname@example.org th the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of e ail with no additional text. nd of MSALCORN Digest, Vol 6, Issue 1 ************************************ ------------------------------ unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to MSALCORNemail@example.com ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of e message ------------------------------ o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to MSALCORNfirstname.lastname@example.org ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of he message
I would issue a guess that originally it was called the Corinth to Savannah Road? But, I will have to refer to some of my old maps to confirm it! Regards, Ronald L. Hughes -----Original Message----- From: Vicki Roach <email@example.com> To: msalcorn <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sat, Jan 1, 2011 4:02 pm Subject: Re: [MSALCORN] MSALCORN Digest, Vol 6, Issue 1 Shiloh Road is really 7th Street. When I was a girl people starting calling it hiloh Road because it was the most common route from Corinth to Shiloh. Don't ave a clue what it was called before 7th Street. icki http://www.avsia.com/acgs/vickisfamilylinks.htm _______________________________ rom: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> o: email@example.com ent: Sat, January 1, 2011 2:00:28 AM ubject: MSALCORN Digest, Vol 6, Issue 1 Today's Topics: 1. Ridge Rd in Alcorn Co. (DJoh485660@comcast.net) --------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 ate: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:08:42 +0000 (UTC) rom: DJoh485660@comcast.net ubject: [MSALCORN] Ridge Rd in Alcorn Co. o: MSALCORN-L@rootsweb.com essage-ID: 182421823.527415.1293829722295.JavaMail.firstname.lastname@example.org> ontent-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Can somebody tell me if what was Ridge Rd in the Corinth area?in April 1862 is ow called Shiloh Road? Or?was Monterey Rd. what became Shiloh Rd? ale Johnson Hun tsville,Al. ------------------------------ To contact the MSALCORN list administrator, send an email to SALCORNemail@example.com. To post a message to the MSALCORN mailing list, send an email to SALCORN@rootsweb.com. __________________________________________________________ o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SALCORNfirstname.lastname@example.org ith the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of he mail with no additional text. nd of MSALCORN Digest, Vol 6, Issue 1 ************************************* ------------------------------ o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to MSALCORNemail@example.com ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of he message
Shiloh Road is really 7th Street. When I was a girl people starting calling it Shiloh Road because it was the most common route from Corinth to Shiloh. Don't have a clue what it was called before 7th Street. Vicki http://www.avsia.com/acgs/vickisfamilylinks.htm ________________________________ From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Sat, January 1, 2011 2:00:28 AM Subject: MSALCORN Digest, Vol 6, Issue 1 Today's Topics: 1. Ridge Rd in Alcorn Co. (DJoh485660@comcast.net) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:08:42 +0000 (UTC) From: DJoh485660@comcast.net Subject: [MSALCORN] Ridge Rd in Alcorn Co. To: MSALCORN-L@rootsweb.com Message-ID: <182421823.527415.1293829722295.JavaMail.email@example.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Can somebody tell me if what was Ridge Rd in the Corinth area?in April 1862 is now called Shiloh Road? Or?was Monterey Rd. what became Shiloh Rd? Dale Johnson Hun tsville,Al. ------------------------------ To contact the MSALCORN list administrator, send an email to MSALCORNfirstname.lastname@example.org. To post a message to the MSALCORN mailing list, send an email to MSALCORN@rootsweb.com. __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to MSALCORNemail@example.com with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. End of MSALCORN Digest, Vol 6, Issue 1 **************************************