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RUTHERFORDs of TIPPAH COUNTY MISSISSIPPI and OUR KIN

 

This web site updated 1 Jan 2012

Steven D. Rutherford

 

 

Our cousin Bobby Rutherford from Mesquite Texas made a trip to Scotland and England in March 1998 and took these pictures of Jedburgh Abby. Bobby has been a great help in researching the Rutherford's in Texas and Mississippi. Not much was known of our Texas relatives until he contacted me and we have been sharing and having a great time with it ever since. Thanks Bobby!

Jedburgh Abby
by Bobby Rutherford

 

Another shot of Jedburgh Abby
by Bobby Rutherford

Sign Post on the road to Rutherford
by Bobby Rutherford

When Bobby sent me these pictures he included a letter of which I would like to share part of it with you.

"In March I took a quick trip to Scotland and England. Saw the Tower of London where 5 Rutherford's were imprisoned. Then to Edinburgh Castle where 2 Rutherford's were beheaded.

Then to the village of Rutherford which was destroyed by the Earl of Hertford (Jane Seymour's brother) by order of Henry VIII in 1544. The village was never rebuilt.

Jedburgh Abby was started by David I in 1138 and added to several times. It also fell victim to Hertford in 1544 and was never rebuilt. It is a great place to visit and there are about 30 Rutherford's buried there."

Sounds like Bobby had a great time!

I lived in England for a year but that was before I got into all this family research. Wish I could go back and revisit and see these places that Bobby saw.

Thomas Rutherford

21 Sep 1804 - 4 Feb 1891

This is thought to be a picture of Thomas but we are still trying to verify it.  If you can help please let me know.

 

Margret Adeline Lemmond Rutherford 19 Mar 1812 - 31 Mar 1904, wife of Thomas Rutherford, daughter of James McCulloch Lemmond and Elizabeth Moore Lemmond.

Thanks to Kenneth Hill for this picture of Adeline!

 

Mary Ann Rutherford Childers 1850-1929 (daughter of Thomas and Margret Adeline Lemmond Rutherford) and her husband James Fletcher Childers 1850-1910 (son of Pleasant and Charolett Denton Childers).  Thanks to Carol Sue Bennett and Kenneth Hill.

Elizabeth Jane Rutherford Reed 1838 - 1927  (daughter of Thomas and Margret Adeline Lemmond Rutherford) wife of James (Jim) Reed.  Thanks to Rhonda Elizabeth Collins Goforth, this is her Great Great Grandmother.

William Williamson Rutherford headstone at Little Hope Cemetery. 5 Jan 1833 - 17 Feb 1890 Civil War Vet, read his bio here.  Parents are Thomas and Margret Adeline Lemmond Rutherford.  April 2000 I put up this new tombstone next to Williams old one.

 Elizabeth Reed, wife of William Williamson Rutherford. 1 Jul 1834 - 11 Sep 1909. She is the daughter of Elijah Reed and Jeston Ketchum Reed

James Thomas Rutherford son of William Williamson Rutherford and Elizabeth (Reed).  Born 7 Jan 1856 died 19 Jul 1923.

John Allen Rutherford son of William Williamson Rutherford and Elizabeth (Reed). Born 29 Jan 1863 and died 17 Dec 1932. Thanks to Bobby Rutherford for the picture. This is the kind of pictures we are looking for and older ones.

Thanks to cousin Bob McNutt from Corsicana for this picture of John Allen Rutherford's  children. 

Front Row L to R:

Maudine Rutherford Springfield, Mary (Mae) Rutherford McNutt, Jennie Lee Rutherford Stough, Onie Rutherford Taylor

Back Row

Robert Franklin Rutherford, Luther Rutherford, Jack Rutherford

Alice Elizabeth Rutherford Stevens daughter of William Williamson Rutherford and Elizabeth (Reed).  Born 6 Aug 1868 died 17 Jun 1928.

Jennie Lee Rutherford James daughter of William Williamson Rutherford and Elizabeth (Reed).  Born 1 Nov 1870 died 17 Oct 1939.

Lucy Adeline Rutherford Harrell daughter of William Williamson Rutherford and Elizabeth (Reed).  Born 1874 died 1941.

Benjamin Franklin Harrell and Lucy Adeline Rutherford Harrell with children left to right Roenah Harrell Cox, William Wade Harrell, Virginia Gertrude (Tiny) Harrell Graves, and Viola Harrell Johnson.

William Melton Bell and Jennie Loucinda Sparks Bell family.  Thanks to Mildred Rutherford Holliday for the picture and Pamm Anderson (newest found cousin) for confirming who they are.  Jennie is the grandaughter of William W. Rutherford.

Children left to right Eliza Cornelia, Mat Beasley, Hattie Loretta, Mary Jane, William Eli, and Virgie Lee.  Standing in back Jennie's step mother Annie E. Fredrick Sparks.

 

Pinkney Elijah (Pink) Rutherford son of William Williamson Rutherford and Elizabeth (Reed).  Born 16 Mar 1877 died 8 Feb 1940.  Thanks to Mildred Alice Rutherford Holliday, this is her father.

James McCulloch Rutherford 18 Nov 1834 - 8 Sep 1909 Civil War Vet read his bio here Second  son of Thomas and Margret Lemmond Rutherford.

Picture from Robyn Greenfield-Good
Left to right

Edward L. Bell, Mary Ann Rutherford Bell (daughter of James McCulloch Rutherford and wife of Charley Haze Bell Jr.)     John L. Bell,   standing L to R Minnie Elizabeth Bell Renfrow and Martha Adeline (Mattie) Phillips.  This picture was taken around 1900.  Charley Haze not pictured as he died in 1894.

 

John Lemon Rutherford 5 Nov 1840 - 24 Aug 1896 Civil War Vet read his bio here.   4th son of Thomas and Margret Lemmond Rutherford.  This is Troy Wayne Rutherford's grandfather.

Nancy Ann Elizabeth Ketchum Rutherford 19 Sep 1842 - 23 Sep 1908, wife of John Lemon Rutherford.  Daughter of William and Dicy Atkins Ketchum.   This is Troy Wayne Rutherford's grandmother.

Robert Walker Rutherford Bob 22 Dec 1842 - 22 Mar 1905. Civil War Vet read his bio here.  5th son of Thomas and Margret Lemmond Rutherford.  Thanks to Randle Beavers for this picture of his great great grandfather.

Arteala Artisia (Tilly) Singleton Rutherford 10 Mar 1848 - ? wife of Robert Walker Rutherford.  Daughter of William L. and Sarah Ann Renfrow Singleton.  Thanks to Randle Beavers for this picture of his great great grandmother.

David Flynn Rutherford 22 Oct 1844 - 4 Aug 1924.  Civil War vet read his bio here.  6th son of Thomas and Margret Lemmond Rutherford.  Thanks to Randle Beavers for this picture.

Another great picture from Randle Beavers.  We haven't ID'd them all yet so could use some help.  Best guess on the date of this picture with available info is around the fall of 1904 probably in Tippah Co.  The following are by the numbers...

 1. Henry Hugey Tackett Pollock  

 2. John Lemmond Rutherford                    

 3.                                                             

 4. Edward Geography Edd Beavers          

 5.                                                            

 6.                                                            

 7.                                                            

 8.                                                          

 9. Will Meeks (tax assessor)                         

10.                                                          

11. J. Will Jones believe to be James William Will Jones                                        

12. Robert Walker Rutherford                        

13. David Flynn Rutherford                            

14.                                                              

15. Fronnie Ada Fornia Rutherford Beavers     

16. Callie ?                                                   

17. Emma V. Beavers

18. 

19.

20. Virginia A. Jennie Reed Rutherford

21. Nancy Lizabeth Lizzie Ketchum Rutherford

22.

23.

24.

25. William Thomas Rutherford

26.

27. Elie Wilson Moore

28. Robert A. (Alexander) Rutherford

29.

30.

31.

32. James Benton Jim Rutherford

33.

 

Thanks to Randle Beavers for this pic.  Date about 1952.

1. James Benton Jim Rutherford                        8. Arizona Idell Ida O. Bryant Beavers

2. Ora Dell Moore Rutherford                             9. Robert J. Beavers    

3. Maud Sappington Bryant                               10. Edward Geography Edd Beavers

4. Priscilla Parrish Sappington Dobbins Hall        11. Tina Ada Tiny Beavers Brady

5. Frank Harmon Bryant                                   12. James Wesley Brady   

6. Mary Arteala Rutherford Brady                      13. Jessie Howell Brady

7. Joel Lee Joe Brady

Robert J. Beavers and mother Fronnie Fornie Ada Rutherford Beavers

Thanks to Randle Beavers for this picture of his grandfather and great grandmother.

Thomas Franklin Rutherford son of Thomas and Margret Lemmond Rutherford. 27 Oct 1837 - 25 Mar 1906. Civil War Vet, read his bio here. Thanks to a newly found cousin, Dan Minter and his wife Melissa, for this picture. This is Bobby Rutherford's Great Grandfather.

Martha Ann Wright Rutherford wife of Thomas Franklin Rutherford. Daughter of Nathaniel H. and Dorothy Blair Wright. 13 Nov 1841 - 24 Oct 1924. Great Grandmother of Bobby Rutherford. Thanks to Dan and Melissa Minter for this great picture.

Seated left to right, Thomas Franklin Rutherford, Martha Ann Wright Rutherford. Standing left to right is David Williamson  Rutherford, son of Thomas and Martha, and David's wife Rachel Paralee Close Rutherford. Don't know what the horses name was, but this is a great picture. Thanks go to Dan and Melissa Minter. Hopefully we will get more like these.

Alexander W. (Clay) Rutherford 18 Jun 1848 - 26 Sep 1910.  7th and youngest son of Thomas and Margret Lemmond Rutherford. Thanks to my newest found cousin Cynthia Renea (Means) Zuniga for this picture!

Lucy A. Crook Rutherford 1848-14 Feb 1889, wife of Alexander Rutherford, daughter of Willis A. Crook and Tabithia Abigail Cotten Crook.  Thanks to my newest found cousin Cynthia Renea (Means) Zuniga for this picture!

Virginia Lee (Jennie Lee) (V.L.) Rutherford Walker Jul 1870 - 13 Dec 1956, daughter of Alexander and Lucy Crook Rutherford, wife of John Jackson Alexander Walker.  Thanks to my newest found cousin Cynthia Renea (Means) Zuniga for this picture!

 

Virginia Lee (Jennie Lee) (V.L.) Rutherford Walker Jul 1870 - 13 Dec 1956, daughter of Alexander and Lucy Crook Rutherford, wife of John Jackson Alexander Walker 5 Jan 1869 - 16 Jul 1943.  Standing L to R Albert, Ollie, and Ross.  Front Amos, John J.A., Jennie Lee, and Iva.

Thanks to my newest found cousin Cynthia Renea (Means) Zuniga for this picture!

Jennie Lee Rutherford and John J.A. Walker

Back row-   Albert, Ollie, Ross

Middle Row-    Iva, Lester, Esther, Amos

Front row- John J.A., Eretta, Herman, Jennie Lee

Thanks to my newest found cousin Cynthia Renea (Means) Zuniga for this picture!

               

John J.A. Walker and Jennie Lee Rutherford Walker

Thanks to my newest found cousin Cynthia Renea (Means) Zuniga for this picture!

Wedding picture 1900 of Jeptha Sessions Neal 1881-1961 and Willie Maebell Rutherford 1886-1925.  Willie is the daughter of David Henry Rutherford 1849-1936 and              Sarah Josephine (Sallie) Fuller 1852-1914. Special thanks to Rick Neal for providing this picture.

This is the wedding picture of Mabel Francis Neal and Alexander Smith Caster with Family included.  The picture would have been taken in 1919.  From Left to right Willie Bell Rutherford Neal, Avon L. Neal, Alexander Smith Caster, Mabel Francis Neal 

Sitting is David Henry Rutherford 1849-1936

Special thanks to Rick Neal for this picture.

Grave of Wille Maebelle Rutherford 8 Feb 1886 - 18 Sep 1925 Buried Olney, Young Co. Texas daughter of David Henry Rutherford and Sarah Josephine Fuller. Pictured is her son Avon Leroy Neal and Maebell's sister don't know which one. Can anyone tell us which sister this is?  Again special thanks to Rick Neal for this picture.

                                                                                               

The Family of Thomas Brandon Rutherford 1951

The newest cousin I have come in contact with is James Thomas Rutherford (Jim) and he has filled us in on a world of info on his family and connections.  Thanks Jim!

Sitting left to right Juanita, Alice, Thomas, Effie, Joyce

Standing left to right John Bird, David Floyd, James Thomas (Jim, the little guy), Otto Baker, Herschel Baker.

Thomas Brandon and Effie Rutherford's children

Top David Floyd, Joyce Laverne

Middle Effie Juanita, John Bird

Bottom James Thomas Rutherford

 

 

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