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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

Latest Post from Leaves & Branches

  • January 22, 2017: Census Sunday: Alfords in Mississippi - Leaves & Branches
    Jesse Warren Ball & Cynthia Alford





    1850 US Census, MS, Marion; ancestry.com; Jesse Ball family.


    Jesse Ball 41 b GA $1,200

    C 30 b MS

    N 16 b MS

    J 10 b MS

    Louisa 9 b MS

    M 7 b MS

    S 6 b MS

    JJ 4 b MS

    A 4 b MS

    Lacey 1 b MS



    1860 US Census, MS, Pike, Holmesville; ancenstry.com; Jesse Ball family.


    Jesse Ball, farmer, 51 b GA, $1,000/$8,500

    Synthia 39 b MS

    All children b MS

    Misouria A 17

    Sampson 15

    John J 13

    Lacey A 11

    Jeptha O. 11

    Ide W (m)7

    Mira M (f)4

    Ennera W (f) 2

    Harrison P. 2/12


    1870 US Census, MS, Marion, Columbia; ancestry.com; Jesse Ball family.


    Jesse Ball 62 b MS, farmer, $500/$150

    All born MS

    Ida Wesley (m) 17

    Martha E 15

    Myer M 14

    Emma 12

    Harrison J 10

    James A Terrell 24, farming

    Lucy A 21, wife

    John R. W. 2

    Jesse Nelson 3/12


    Alfred Baer 12 farm hand


    Cynthia Ann (Alford) Ball is my 2nd great grand aunt.
    Cynthia's sister, Lacey A. Alford, married James Michael Ball.




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