Welcome to Our Leaves & Branches!

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.

Also visit my blog, Leaves & Branches for information on my current research, new discoveries, missing ancestors, memories and other miscellaneous posts. See the latest post below.

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

Latest Post from Leaves & Branches

  • May 23, 2018: Cattle Theft - Leaves & Branches
    This interesting bit of news turned up in a recent search for my family on Newspapers.com.

    Arlie Pierce was the husband of my great aunt, Lyda Mearl Brown. 
    They had a farm in Waltham County, MS. I wonder if the stolen calves were returned.

    Thaniel Hill, alias Bud Hill, who pleaded guilty to an indictment of grand larceny by cattle theft, was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary and three years probation. Dist. Atty. Joe Pigott said Hill admitted guilt in stealing three calves from Arlie Pierce on Jan. 9, 1968.

    Source: Other Cases (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 16 Feb 1968) 3; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed March 2018.

    Arlie Pierce

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