Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi Genealogy
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Guide to Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi Genealogy ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
- Church records, 1836-1949, of Clarke Venable Memorial Baptist Church, Decatur, Mississippi Includes minutes, baptisms, and membership records from 1836-1851 church known as Enon Baptist Church; from 1851-1927 church known as Decatur Baptist Church; from 1927-1949 church known as Clarke Venable Memorial Baptist Church.
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
- Old account book entries, 1837-1841 : Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi This is a copy of a ledger from the first tavern in Decatur, Mississippi. From all accounts, the tavern belonged to James Ellis, a citizen of the area when the counties were formed in 1833. ... The ledger records Ellis's business transactions between 1837-1841. Mr. Ellis appears to have run a bar, boarding house, livery stable and a butcher shop ... The historical significance of the ledger is the names of the people who did business with James Ellis. They were the pioneer families that established Decautur, Newton County, Mississippi.