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Linda, thanks so much for the valuable info and taking the time to respond. Since posting this message, I have been contacted by other Suggs descendents who have relatives in Itawamba Co. in the same time period as my ancestors. There were two Mary Suggs residents who apparently are not related. My Mary Suggs gave birth to her third child in MS in 1830 and her last one in about 1839. She is on the 1840 Itawamba Co. census record in District 7 (James Creek) as head of household. Since Ita. Co. wasn't formed until 1836, Mary and her husband would have lived in another county in MS in 1830-36. Eli Sugg and a Robert Sugg from Yazoo Co. were both in MS before 1830. There are also Sugg/Suggs family members in Lowndes Co. during this time. We are trying to locate the name of Mary's husband and her maiden name. Their children were William Carroll, Joel Green, Martha, Suzan (?), Carla, Phebe, and Thomas Henry.
The other Mary Suggs in Itawamba Co. lived in the Ozark area closer to Lee Co. She was married to Andrew Suggs from Lawrence Co., AL and moved to MS after her husband died around 1849. Her maiden name was Bolin/Bolen and had a middle name of Polly. Her brother was Brantly Bolin/Bolen, who also lived in Itawamba Co. This family is looking for Andrew's parents' names. Their children were Melinda, Mary Ann, William, Brantly/Brant, Caroline, Margaret, Sanford and two unknown b. 1830 and 1835.
If anyone has any info about either of these families, we would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks, LS Kirk