Saturday, May 24, 2008

Summer 2008 Issue of Itawamba Settlers

The Summer 2008 issue of Itawamba Settlers, the quarterly 56-page membership magazine of the Itawamba Historical Society has been typeset. This is an exciting issue that has many interesting feature articles and photographs. Included in this issue is a portrait and biography of early Itawamba County lawman, Stokley Roberts., and a most interesting feature article about the William Hairgrove family. The Hairgrove family lived in the old Richmond area of Itawamba from the 1830’s into the 1850’s and left for Illinois, then for Kansas. Two members of the family were victims of the Marais des Cygnes Massacre, a defining moment in American history. This feature article includes several interesting illustrations including a portrait of William Hairgrove. Also included in this issue is the complete transcription of the Itawamba County Stock Mark Book that was recently located. This book includes a listing of livestock marks from 1852 through 1905. Below is a listing of the contents for the Summer 2008 issue:

Stokley Roberts Portrait
Droppin' Knives, Pullin' Bottles and Other Useful Skills
The Fiddlers Dream
The Stone Family of Fulton
Itawamba County News Abstracts: 1912
A Sister’s Farewell Letter
The Homecoming
Police Court Minutes: 1865
Mystery Photograph: The Pecan Gap Success
Charles Warren: First Sheriff of Itawamba County
Benson Gravesite Marked with Engraved Monument
American Baptist Register Returns for Itawamba: 1851
Colonel William Reagan
Joseph Allen Will: 1853
Itawamba County Stock Mark Book: 1852-1905
The William F. Box Confederate Monument Mystery
William Hairgrove: A Victim of the Marais des Cygnes Massacre
A Special Thanks
In Search of: The Beard Family
In Search of: The Seay Family
Busy Research Season Begins in Itawamba
Thornton Presents Special Program
1865 Political Broadside
Land Range Books
Remembering Doctor Newnan Cayce
Looking Back During 1925
An Early History of Tupelo
Recollections of the Civil War in Itawamba
John Webb Obituary
Interesting Facts about the 1930 Itawamba Census

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