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Outlaw in Starkville, MS
Posted by: Mary K. Johnson Date: February 27, 2001 at 20:12:50
In Reply to: Outlaw/Lowrys Starkville, MS by Brenda L. Balint (Nickles) of 301

I am not tracing the Outlaw family, but Margaret Outlaw married Robert H. Spencer back circa the 1860's, and I am researching the Spencers. Here is some Outlaw info I copied during my Spencer research:

Note: The Oktibbeha County courthouse burned June 18, 1880. Most all chancery and circuit court records were lost except for the land deeds. The courthouse has complete land deeds from ~1834. However, deed book 4 appears to be missing. This book covers the period from approximately 1848-1851.

Will Book 1 1881-1937 (summary follows)
Outlaw, Clara Eliza - page 22, June 17, 1881
Outlaw, D.W., Sr - page 342, Feb 3, 1918
Outlaw, Mrs. Clara H. - page 592
Outlaw, Dossey W. - page 665

Outlaw, Clara Eliza - June 17, 1881 - Clara was the wife of Dossey A. Outlaw, deceased. Lists the following people: 1) daughter Ella A. Harvey, who received the home place and all improvements; 2) Margaret E. Spencer, daughter, who received land in the Catalpa bottom plus half interest in all other lands, half of the livestock, half of the life insurance proceeds, and half interest from stock in the Hashuqua factory; 3) daughter Mary M. Outlaw; 4) son Dossey W. Outlaw and his children; and 5) these specific grandchildren: Clara Harvey, Clara Spencer, and Clara Outlaw. All of the above mentioned heirs received various livestock and household furnishings, though not transcribed here.

Outlaw, D.W., Sr - Feb 3, 1918 - Will lists wife Kate R. Outlaw; granddaughter Mary, daughter of son Joe Outlaw; son D.W. Outlaw; D.W.'s wife Clara Outlaw; and daughters Blanche and Hattie.

Index to Land Deeds 1, 1834-1856
Deed 10-292: William T. Moore and wife Mary Ann sold land to D.A. Outlaw on 24 Jan 1852 in W2 of NE4 of S13 T17 R14.

Deed F234 - Sarah T.S.F. Spencer of Oktibbeha Co, wife of Robert H. Spencer of Oktibbeha Co, sold to Dosey A. Outlaw land, 80 acres, in E2 of SE4 of S25 T14 R18 - 17 Sep 1839

Land Deed Index 2, 1858-1878
Outlaw, C.E. et al to Spencer, M.E: Deed given on 5/28/1872, Deed # 19-324,325

Spencer, R.H. et al to C.E. Outlaw & E.A. Harvey: Deed given on 5/28/1872, Deed # 20-256,257,258

Outlaw, D.W. to W.E. Spencer: Deed given on 2/8/1873, Deed # 22-262,263

Cemetery Records of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi - published April 1969

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Fellowship Street -- Block 11 (Old Part):
Spencer, Robert Holderness -- 1837 - 1899 He wore the Confederate Gray
Spencer, Margaret Outlaw -- 1839 - 1907

I know there are other Outlaws buried in Oktibbeha County, but these were the only ones I copied down. I'm sorry but I no longer have access to the Oktibbeha County Cemetery book either...

If this is your family, I can share a little more about Robert H. Spencer and Margaret Outlaw. I actually have very little on them in particular. I have more information on Robert's parents, grandparents, etc., but I am willing to share what I have.

Good luck in your research!
Mary K. Johnson


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