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    1. [MSJACKSO] new list home - MS-JACKSON
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. A new home for the Jackson county mailing list has been set up. In a few minutes, I'll send out personal invitations to the subscribers of this list who wish to join the new group will be able to do so. I can not add members directly. 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

    02/07/2020 07:03:12
    1. [MSJACKSO] Status of the Jackson county list - 2020
    2. Timothy Stowell
    3. As of now, the Jackson county list has 68 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, sometime tomorrow morning, I'll send you further information regarding this and how to join the new home for this list. Tim Stowell Chattanooga

    02/06/2020 09:29:39
    1. [MSJACKSO] Leave a Farewell Message
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*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

    01/13/2020 12:30:42
    1. [MSJACKSO] Ramblings from the Backseat
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*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

    01/12/2020 01:15:27
    1. [MSJACKSO] Unsubscribing from Mailing List(s)
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*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 protected] <mailto:[email protected]> 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.

    01/11/2020 01:38:55
    1. [MSJACKSO] Genealogy of Roots Web
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. /_*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

    01/10/2020 07:45:09
    1. [MSJACKSO] Update
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. 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

    01/09/2020 07:33:18
    1. [MSJACKSO] Roots Web no longer supporting mailing list in March 2020
    2. Susan Penn Groover
    3. 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.

    01/08/2020 07:51:58
    1. [MSJACKSO] Letter written 1949
    2. Jeannie Gregory via
    3. I found a letter in my mothers things today. It was written in 1949 to my parents and myself. It came from Mary and Max Casto. They were our neighbors when we lived in Pascagoula, Jackson, MS before we moved to Bowling Gregory, Warren, KY. I was born in the Jackson County Hosptial 10/31/1944. Dr. Thompson was my Doctor. Sammie Jean Gregory-Fairchild

    10/01/2015 12:39:50
    1. [MSJACKSO] Letter found from Max Mary Casto year 1949
    2. Jeannir gregory via
    3. I found this in my mothers things. When we live in Pascagoula they lived next door and Mary would come and get me, she would open a can of peaches and put chocolate drops candy in them and let me eat them with my hands. I miss Mary and Max.

    09/26/2015 07:12:54
    1. Re: [MSJACKSO] Sarah Gill Clayton
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: judyartley26191 Surnames: Delmas, Gill Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/1127.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi, 1900 Southeast, Jackson, MS Eli Delmas, b. MS Dec 1877, M5yrs, timber inspector Mary, wife, b. Italy, July 1877, 2/2 children, merchant Eulalie, b. MS May 1897 Romito, son, b. MS April 1899 Sarah Gill, adopted dau, b. MS July 1886 Successful Searching! Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    01/29/2015 04:29:22
    1. Re: [MSJACKSO] MILLER - BARNES
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: coogborn Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/51.137.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Joel Jacob Miller is buried in the Ferrell Cemetery in Escatawpa, MS. Albert G Miller, b.15 Dec 1883 and died 30 Mar 1951. He is my first cousin once removed. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    01/02/2015 06:14:10
    1. Re: [MSJACKSO] Neils Korsgaard Kanstrup
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: coogborn Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/30.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Neils was born 30 Sep 1870 in Denmark and is buried in Zions Methodist Cemetery in Jackson County MS. Frances(Fannie) Waldrop Williams is my Grandaunt. They had four children, Aliece, Neils, and Myrtle and infant. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    01/02/2015 06:14:10
    1. Re: [MSJACKSO] john joel miller/muller
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: coogborn Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/567.4/mb.ashx Message Board Post: HE HAD TWO STEP CHILDREN SARAH AND MINERVIA. HE CAME OVER FROM GERMANY DURING THE MEXICAN WAR. BURIED IN THE FOUR MILE CHEEK CEMETERY. HE WAS IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, DESERTED AND HID OUT FOR THE REST OF THE WAR. INFORMATION FROM LEONA WHITTLE OF ESCATAWPA, MS. Johns' marriage date was listed as 11 Aug 1876 showing their first children born before this date. He married Mary Ellen Cunningham on 11 Aug 1876 in Big Point, MS. He was born in Jan 1822 in Hanover, Germany and died 27 Sept 1901 in Helena MS. John is my Great grandfather. I do not have any information on his parents. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    01/02/2015 05:21:37
    1. [MSJACKSO] Sarah Gill Clayton
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: photosbyleighann Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/1127/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Does anyone have any knowledge that Sarah Gill was adopted by the Delmas family? I. Don't know,but was told it was listed on the 1900 census. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    12/10/2014 10:27:58
    1. [MSJACKSO] Jones & Jacksons
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: theoasis_1 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/1126/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Howdy: I am trying to locate information on the JONES family, re: Benjamin Jones, b. abt. 1831 in possibly Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi. He is shown with wife of Colen in the 1880 Hinds, Jackson County, MS Census. It shows that one of his sons is Lather. This is an error in transcription. His son's name is actually Luther B. (possibly Benjamin - after his father) Jones, b. abt 1865.Does anyone have this family in your records and if so, can you tell me anything about them? Did any of them, besides Luther, come to Texas? After MANY years of searching, I have FINALLY discovered that Luther is my great grandfather, the father of my grandmother. Luther Jones married Sarah V. Jackson. I believe they were married in or near Newton or Jasper Counties, in Texas. This was a family secret and so now I am anxious to find out what I can about this family, and if indeed they should connect to my OTHER 3rd great grandparents families of JONES, in NC. Please contact me if you should have this family in your records. I would also so much like to find any living descendants of Luther's family. Sincerest Thanks, Linda Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    11/27/2014 11:01:17
    1. Re: [MSJACKSO] Looking for my Real Grandfather (Photo)
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: meljones1989 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/1116.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Lance: I just had my dna done at Ancestry.com and today on gedmatch.com I ran my kit against many other kits and I noticed that your Dad and you had a lot of dna matches with my kit. I thought this was kinda weird. I googled your name and I saw your post here. Strange thing is that my Mom's side come from Mobile and there are many Tillmans in her tree. I don't know very much about my Moms side since I just started researching but I know she has lots of info about the Tillman's etc. I don't know if it means anything but just FYI. Mel Jones [email protected] Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    07/23/2014 12:11:55
    1. Re: [MSJACKSO] Marriage Lookup
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: thomasker2 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/1125.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I'm not related to any member of this family. I don't see any reference on Family Search for Jackson County Marriages, Books 1 & 2, 1875 -1883. Have U considered that there is NO middle initial/name for Felix? Family Search has no image for this marriage. This is what ancestry has - Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 Name: Felix R. Hunt Spouse: George Ann Ball Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1883 County: Jackson another source - Family Data Collection - Marriages Name: Georgiana Ball Spouse: Felix Hunt from findagrave.com - Georgian Ball Hunt Birth: Jan. 16, 1866 Death: Mar. 14, 1950 Bogalusa Enterprise and American March 17, 1950 76 SURVIVE MRS. HUNT A total of 76 survivors are listed for Mrs. George Ann Ball Hunt, 84, who died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bogalusa Medical Center after a major operation. She had been a patient at the hospital for a week. Mrs. Hunt was born in Leaksville, Miss., and was the widow of Felix Hunt. She had lived in Bogalusa about 30 years, and was a resident of 1301 First Avenue. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at the chapel of the Poole Funeral Home with the Rev. D. W. Nix officiating. Interment followed in Ponemah cemetery with Poole Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hunt is survived by three sons, Charles of Birmingham, Ala., Albert and Wiley Hunt of Bogalusa; four daughters, Mrs. Florence Hilman of Leaksville, Miss., Mrs. Cora Stevens of Bastrop, Mrs. Leona Jennings and Mrs. Leroy Penton both of Bogalusa; one brother, Sam Ball of Leaksville. She is also survived by 31 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. --- Wife of Felix Hunt. Family links: Parents: Henry Augustus Ball (1811 - 1915) Martha Ann Lundy Ball (1829 - 1867) Siblings: Henry Clayton Ball (1846 - 1929)* Edward Rufus Ball (1854 - 1910)* Mellisa Ball (1856 - 1872)* William D Ball (1860 - 1941)* Samuel Washington Ball (1866 - 1959)* Georgian Ball Hunt (1866 - 1950) Mansfield Warren Ball (1873 - 1949)** Eliza Ball Bradley (1881 - 1967)** *Calculated relationship **Half-sibling Note: Daughter of Augustus and Sarah Ball. Burial: Ponemah Cemetery Bogalusa Washington Parish Louisiana, USA 1910 - Name: George Anne Hunt [George Anns Hunt] [George Ann Hunt] Age in 1910: 40 Birth Year: abt 1870 Birthplace: Mississippi Home in 1910: Beat 3, Greene, Mississippi Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Widowed Father's Birthplace: Mississippi Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi George Anne Hunt 40, MS - [looks like widowed 2 times] Cora Hunt 16, MS Leanore Hunt 12, MS Letishrey Hunt 10, MS Albert Hunt 6, MS Wiley Hunt 3, MS 1900 - Name: Georgia Hunt [Georges Hunt] Age: 34 Birth Date: Jan 1866 Birthplace: Mississippi Home in 1900: Washington, Greene, Mississippi Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Widowed Father's Birthplace: Mississippi Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi Mother: number of living children: 5 Mother: How many children: 5 Occupation: keeps house Georgia Hunt 34, 1/63 MS - widowed, 5 children Charlie Hunt 16, 12/82 MS Florence Hunt 14, 10/85 MS C H Hunt 9, 3/91 MS - dau Laura Hunt 3, 4/97 MS Letitia Hunt 1, 3/99 MS Felix died btw 1880 and 1900. NOTE - There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census. WHAT are you REALLY searching for ???? Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    07/12/2014 03:10:26
    1. [MSJACKSO] Marriage Lookup
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: bellesou Surnames: hunt, ball Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/1125/mb.ashx Message Board Post: would anyone be able to look up a marriage? Felix Hunt married Georgia Ann Ball on 8 Mar 1883. Family Search has reference to Jackson County Marriages, Books 1 & 2, 1875 -1883. I am interested in the correct names, i.e. what is middle initial of groom and how is bride's name spelled on the record. Also, did anyone have to sign for either the groom or the bride. What other name appears on the record, i.e. bondsman, warrantor, etc. if you can help, please let me know. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    07/12/2014 06:29:41
    1. Re: [MSJACKSO] Looking for Relitives
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Moncrief10 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.mississippi.counties.jackson/79.188/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Eva Mary Becht and brother Fritz Becht are my relatives, with Fritz being my great grandfather and buried in Pascagoula Mississippi. Eva Mary was married to Fritz Weisbech and Fritz Weisbech is also buried in the same cemetery in Pascagoula. Eva is buried in Houston Texas where her daughter lived. They were kin to Joe Jones. I have family tree if you are interested. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    07/04/2014 12:09:41