MS Roots

March 21, 2010

Surname Saturday

Filed under: family history — by tmailhes @ 12:06 am
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How fitting that on Surname Saturday, I would receive new surnames to aid in my searches.

I received a copy of my great-grandfather’s social security application today.  It confirmed my suspicion from the 1880 and 1900 census that Arthur Hathorn, my great grandfather, was the son of William and Harriet Hathorn.  The application has also provided me with Harriet’s maiden name – Loflin.  I was hoping for this piece of information.

I received a call from my dad this morning.  He was very excited to have found the obituary of his father’s  last sister.  However, we were both confused about what we thought we knew of the family.  My grandfather, L C Hill, and my great-uncle, John Hill, are both listed as brothers who preceded my great-aunt in death.  Daddy and I knew this.  To cherish her memory are William Harris (brother) and Betty Jean Harris (sister) of South Carolina.  Daddy and I were both floored.  There had never been any mention of any other siblings in the Hill family.  We will be sorting this out in my visit to Mississippi shortly.

To Date I am researching the following names

  1. Hathorn – Covington County, Lawrence County, Jefferson Davis County (MS)
  2. Griffith, Griffin – Covington County, Lawrence County, Jefferson Davis County (MS)
  3. Loflin – Covington County, Lawrence County, Jefferson Davis County (MS)
  4. Graves – Covington County, Lawrence County, Jefferson Davis County (MS)
  5. Hill – Oktibehha County (MS)
  6. Wright -Oktibehha County (MS)
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