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Fayette Mississippi

News from the past



November 7, 1826

Dissolution - The firm of W F Markham & Co, Fayette, Mississippi, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.

Signed- W F Markham, E Dart, P C Goosey


Oct 26, 1826

Isaac Corey deceased reported insolvent will meet for that purpose at the Clerks office in the town of Fayette, on the first Saturday of each month, the ensuing six months, signed Isaac Pipes, James F Stewart, John Buell, Comms.


Natchez Courier and Adams, Jefferson and Franklin Advertiser,

(Natchez, MS) Friday, June 14, 1833; Issue 24


   Died, in this city, on Thursday the 23d May, in the 34th year of his age, Dr. EDWARD G. RAWLINGS, formerly a resident of Summer county, in this state, and lately of Jefferson county, Mississippi (more info long article)


Mississippi Free Trader and Natchez Gazette,

 (Natchez, MS) [Friday], [January 27, 1837]; Issue 26

     MARRIED on Thursday evening last, at Fayette, Jefferson county, by the Rev. William Montgomery, Mr. ANDREW MARSCHALK, Jr. of Alexandria, La., eldest son of Col. Andrew Marschalk, to Miss SUSANNAH, -daughter of Mrs. M Known, of Fayette, formerly of Dublin, Ireland


The Natchez Daily Courier, (Natchez, MS)

 [Sunday], June 02, 1839; Issue 205

DIED, at his residence near the Mississippi Springs, in this county, on the 25th May, Col. PHILIP DIXON, formerly of Jefferson county, aged about 45 years. (more info)


 In this vicinity Monday evening last, Dr. Silas Brown, treasurer of the state of Mississippi, and one of our most intelligent and respected citizens,  In our next we will endeavor to furnish a suitable obituary notice of the deceased. We regret that our limits will not allow us to do so now.

In this city on Monday last, Benjamin Quitman, son of Col. T B J  Hudley , in the third year of his age.


Mississippi Free Trader and Natchez Daily Gazette

, (Natchez, MS) Saturday, March 18, 1843; Issue 65;

Married, on Thursday evening, the 9th inst., by the Rev. Jeremiah Chamberiain, Dr. E. D. PICKETT, of Rodney, to Miss INDIANA BRISCOE, daughter of William Briscoe, Esq., of this county Port Gibson Correspondent



Mississippi Free Trader and Natchez Gazette,

 (Natchez, MS) Wednesday, November 22, 1843; Issue 26


The Late Mortality in Rodney, The hand of the “yellow tyrant of the tropics”

Was sore and heavy upon our neighboring city of Rodney, especially when it is  considered  that most of the inhabitants fled, and that, during the mortality, the population of the village, white and black, did not exceed one hundred souls. The following list of the names of the victims was politely furnished to us by Mr. A G Carpenter, who volunteered, as druggist, to accompany Dr. Benbrook, who went up to Rodney in the darkest night of their peril, to risk life in the fearful combat against a disease that has prostrated nearly every physician in the place. Mr. Carpenter staid much longer than Dr. Benbrook, and did not leave until every vestige of the epidemic had vanished. These gentlemen deserve the highest commendation for their self sacrificing zeal in favor of suffering humanity. The only reward they have as yet obtained  (as far as we know) is the approbation of their own consciences, and the applause of their fellow citizens, who trembled for their safety while they were absent on their perilous errand of mercy.

Mr. Carpenter derived the following list of the dead from Mr. Thornsbury, the mechanic who assisted in making the coffins: it is probably as correct as the disturbed and frightful state of affairs in the depopulated village could permit any one to furnish:

List of the Dead

Dr. James Andrews’ daughter; Mrs. Montgomery;

 Busk, Jeter, Ira; Mrs. Skinner,

William Ballantine; Mrs. Ballantine; John Groves;

Mrs. Earls; Mr.. Wood, of the firm of Murray,

 Wood & Co.; James Ricks; Harrison Logan;

Robert Logan; Mrs. Logan; Mrs. Green T. Martin;

John Evans; Dr. John H. Savage; Mrs. Love; James M. Berry

Anthony Cokelin; John Whitworth; Gertrude Martin;

 Charles Stewart; Mrs. Divine; Mr. Josiah Lawton; Four Negroes.


Mississippi Free Trader and Natchez Gazette,

 (Natchez, MS) Tuesday, December 15, 1846; Issue 151



Died at his residence, six miles south of this place,

on Monday morning, Mr. John L Stampley resident

of this county, and well known to most of the citizens.

 Mr. Stampley was a member of the

 Thomas Hinds Lodge No. 58,; and has left

a numerous band of Brethen to deplore his fall

Surrounded by an extensive circle of relations

and friends, he died at a good old age; as neighbor, Brother, father,

Friend we know of few men who would be missed more than

he will be . Fayette Watch Tower, 9th inst.



Mississippi Free Trader and Natchez Gazette,

 (Natchez, MS) Saturday, June 19, 1847; Issue 72;

 At his residence near Natchez,

 at three O’clock on the 17th instant,


 of long continued and severe illness.


The Hinds County Gazette,

 (Raymond, MS) Friday, February 22, 1850; Issue 36;

On Sat, 26 of January 1850,

 at the residence of her brother,

             James M Watson, near Oakland College,

 Mrs Martha T Tullis, wife of E. J Tullis, of Hinds County,

 and daughter of the late James H Watson, of this county,

She will be much beloved by all who knew her.

She will be long lamented by a large circle of relations

and friends, in this state and Louisiana.

 She was in her 34th year. Fayette Watchtower


The Natchez Courier,

(Natchez, MS) Friday, September 18, 1863; Issue 207;


In our notice of the Rodney (Miss) affair in

 last number, it is said we were mistaken.

It is now reported the firing upon the church by

The Confed. Calvary, was when one of the Naval

Officers attempted to escape through the window.


The Owyhee Avalanche,

 (Ruby City, ID) Saturday, March 25, 1871


On Friday evening last week , says the Elko

 Independent of the 18 inst., the westbound

accommodation train had two passenger cars

attached, one of which was

filled  by a family named Wilson,  from Fayette County,

Mississippi.  The old gentleman and  lady, sixty five and sixty years

respectively, with their sons and daughters, wives and

husbands, and children to the third generation,

were on their way to join a brother  who is a large landholder

in Los Angeles, California . It was an interesting sight to see

this family of thirty five  persons, of all sizes and ages,

ranging from three months to sixty years, thus moving

across our continent so quietly and comfortably  compared to

what the trip was a few years since. The old patriarch and his

wife were as smart as any of them.


Contributed by Janice Rice




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