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Welcome to all of you family members, genealogists and internet wanderers. My family tree is actually a forest of assorted names and locations. Check out the branches to discover if you share a leaf or two.

Surnames (above and to the right). Here are the main family trees. My goal is to include names, dates, descendants, photographs, documents  & sources for my information. These names link to locations & cemeteries. Related? Contact me to share & compare.

Locations (above and to the right). Here you can find my family names associated with each location, useful websites and blogs, books, maps and other resources that are helpful for research there. Do you have a favorite resource:  archive, book, website to share? Let me know.

Cemeteries (above). The final resting places of my ancestors. Names, dates, maps & photographs are here.

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This website is always changing as I include newly uncovered information. Check back soon for more content! – – – Colleen

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  • February 19, 2017: Sunday's Obituary: Rose Ella Brumfield Brown - Leaves & Branches
    Mrs. Rosa E. Brown Passes at Pike Home

    Time of Services to be Set after Daughter Arrives From California

    Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Ella Brown, beloved native and lifelong resident of Pike County, have not been completely arranged pending the time of arrival of a daughter who lives in California. Mrs. Brown passed away at her home in the Progress community at 11:30 Saturday morning, Oct. 2. She was born July 18, 1867 in that community and had lived there during a lifetime known for its sterling Christian character, respected by all who knew her. Last rites will be said from Silver Creek Baptist Church with the pastor, Reverend Moore, officiating.

                She leaves her husband, Jasper Brown, Progress; four daughters, Mrs. Ina Alford, Bogalusa, La; Mrs. Lydia Pierce, of Walthall County; Mrs. Mildred Ball, Angie, La.; and Mrs. Thelma Mitzell, Montgomery, Calf.; three sons, Junius and Hubert Brown, both of Magnolia, and Roy Brown, Hudson, N.Y.; a brother, Fletcher Brumfield, McComb, RFD, and three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Alford, Angie, La.; Mrs. Daisy Alford and Mrs. Sally Brumfield, and many other relatives.

                Catchings’ Magnolia Funeral Home will be in charge of services.

    Mrs. Rosa E. Brown Passes at Pike Home. (4 October 1948). McComb Enterprise-Journal. Retrieved February 4, 2017, from https://www.newspapers.com; page 1

    Rose was my great grandmother. 

    1 Rose Ella Brumfield b: 18 Jul 1867 MS, d: 02 Oct 1948 Magnolia, Pike, MS

     +Jasper Pascal Brown b: 15 May 1865 Pike, MS, d: 08 Jun 1950 McComb, Pike, MS, m: 21 Dec 1887 in Pike, MS

    2 Lucy Viola Brown b: 16 Oct 1888 MS, d: 23 Mar 1942
+Tate Edward Fortenberry b: 14 Jan 1885 MS, d: Aft. 1940, m: 17 Dec 1908 in Pike, MS

    2 Ina Lucille Brown b: 29 Dec 1890 MS, d: 25 Jul 1972
+Dewitt William Alford b: 29 Oct 1874 LA, d: 24 May 1942 LA, m: 08 Dec 1910 LA

    2 Junius Earl Brown b: 12 May 1892 MS, d: Jan 1956 +Armetha Brown

                2 Hubert Allen Brown b: 01 Oct 1894 MS, d: 25 Nov 1971 Jackson, Hinds,

+Freddie Smith b: 19 Nov 1899, d: 21 Apr 1988 MS, m: 10 Jan 1920 Pike, MS

    2 Mavis Marie Brown b: 18 Aug 1897 in Mississippi, USA, d: 28 Jun 1928 in Mississippi, USA +Denny Herbert Smith b: 03 Mar 1892 in Tylertown, Walthall, Mississippi, USA, d: 18 Mar 1966 in Mississippi, USA

    2 Lyda Mearl Brown b: 24 Dec 1900 in Pike, MS, d: 06 Dec 1979 Walthall,

+Arlie Pierce b: 27 Jan 1898 in Walthall, MS, d: 07 Mar 1993 in Hammond, LA

    2 Roy Jesse Brown b: 08 Mar 1902 Osyka, Pike, MS, d: 12 May 1956 in

    Magnolia, Pike, MS
+Ivy Regina Mark b: 08 Jun 1908 in Medina, Medina, OH, d: 18 Sep 2003 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, NY, m: 02 Aug 1927 in Seville, Medina, OH +Mary Thelma Ellzey b: 22 Feb 1906 in Pike, MS, d: Jan 1974 in Magnolia, Pike, MS

    2 Mildred Olga Brown b: 23 Jun 1904 MS, d: Unknown
+James Alton Ball b: 22 Mar 1902 in Angie, Washington, LA, m: 24 Dec 1921 Vernado, LA

    2 Thelma Lady Brown b: 27 Feb 1908 MS, d: 15 Nov 1979 +Reynolds



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