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I am researching the PRINE and WILLIAMSON families from Mendenhall and Weathersby, Simpson County, Mississippi.
My maternal grandfather, Mead Hampton WILLIAMSON, was born 21 AUG 1886 in Weathersby. My grandmother, Laura Jean PRINE, was born 11 JUN 1890 in Mendenhall. They were married 03 OCT 1903 in Weathersby. Both are buried in Macedonia (Baptist Church) Cemetery, Simpson County, Mississippi. They had four children: Lena Marie, Bertha Myrtle, Earlean, and Paul Adam. Paul was born in Knobel, Clay County, Arkansas. Where he died and is buried is a mystery.
Some time after my grandparents' marriage, they moved from Simpson County to West Carroll Parish, Louisiana; later they moved to Olla, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana and resided there until their deaths.
I have considerable information on the PRINEs and WILLIAMSONs; however, my "brick walls" are my great-grandparents: Willis Richard WILLIAMSON (b. 02 APR 1860; d. ?) and Flavenia WILLIAMSON (b. 11 AUG 1860; d. 1906).
Willis Richard's parents were William WILLIAMSON and Mary Ann ('Polly') JONES of Simpson County. His siblings were: Miranda J., John, Darling W., Catherine, Steven, Charlie Albert, and Mourning.
Flavenia's parents were Wiley Hampton Williamson and Harriette Elizabeth Patterson. Her siblings were: Elerfene (Ellor), Parlenia, Mary, Lenora, and Lottie. I do not know which Mississippi county they lived in, but most likely Simpson or perhaps one of the neighboring counties.
Willis and Flavenia were first cousins once removed. They married 01 Jun 1882 in Simpson County. They lived in or near Weathersby. Allegedly, both are buried on the old family home site in Simpson County.
Descendants of the aforementioned families are encouraged to join me in my quest by submitting corrections, comments, copies of documents, obituaries, photos, etc., so that we may leave our posterity with a greater knowledge and a deeper appreciation of our ancestors for whom we owe our very existence.
Any information forthcoming will be sincerely appreciated. E-Mail me if you have any questions about the content of this Web page, or if you want to contribute additional data.
My heartfelt thanks to the many relatives, friends, and acquaintances that contributed much of the information contained herein. Without their generosity this genealogy record, scant though it may be, would not exist.
May God bless you all.
I seldom update this Web site; therefore, please use the RootsWeb link that will take you to my GEDCOM that is updated periodically. This will provide you with the following features: Surnames, Descendancy, Register, Pedigree, and Ahnentafel.
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