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Re: tucker - majors early 1900's
Posted by: Elaine Mills (ID *****4089) Date: August 19, 2007 at 03:23:53
In Reply to: tucker - majors early 1900's by Terry Tuckier of 188

Oliver Perry Major 21 Dec 1829 Pea Creek Anderson Co SC - 16 Oct 1899 Etta now Rocky Ford Union Co MS. married 18 Oct 1855 in Cornersville Pontotoc Co MS Mary Jane McKinney.
There is a 1855 marriage record. He's on the 1860 Pontotoc Co MS census, it's under Oliver Mayor. Tax record 1859 and 60. a 1875 Union Co MS deed as Board of Supervisors President. (don't know why he's not on census, except civil war really messed them and the county up). 1880 Union Co MS census image as Olliver P Major. He's buried Macedonia Cemetery Union Co MS. Records for Seminole Indian War in Florida 1856 and CSA records (side and head wounds). Widow's claim for Indian War said he was 5'5", gray eyes, black hair and fair complexion.

Oliver Perry Major children (that I know of):

John W Major 1858 MS -.

Julia Etta Major 24 Jun 1869 Etta Pontonoc Co MS - 21 Jun 1925 Granger Williamson Co TX. married William Knox Williams 24 Dec 1889 Union Co MS. (William Knox Williams, a widower, actually died in Colorado Co TX, only been there 3 days in hotel 1943ish, the date escapes me for now. No living relatives have a clue why he was there, perhaps he was visiting relatives. He lived in Williamson Co TX). This is my line.

Addie Major 1874 MS -. married J. H. Tidwell 29 Apr 1897 Union Co MS. J. H. Tidwell signed a widow's claim Seminole Indian War for Mary Jane McKinney Major in 1903 LaFayette Co MS. This family may have gone to Williamson Co TX, there is a J. H. Tidwell and a Jettie E.

Thomas W Major 1876 MS -

Rudelle Major 1878/9 MS - 1946 Iowa. married Edward James Keenan 1895 MS.

It's fairly well accepted that Oliver Perry Major parents were Elijah Major and Margaret Emily McDowell of Anderson Co SC. However I can't find any of primary sources people supposedly used. So, I'm starting to have some doubts. I do know from Oliver Perry Major's widow's claim, that his family is from Pea Creek Anderson Co SC).

Oliver Perry Major siblings:

James M Major 1836 SC -. married Celia A Tyer/Tyler 1867 MS. they had Mary, William E, Milton E, Walter P, and Jimmie (F). 1880 & 1900 Union Co MS census, 1910 Tippan Co MS census.

Harrison Major 1841 SC -. married a Susan. they had William, Dilla, and James. Harrison Major appears to be on the 1910 Wood Co TX census with his son Jim only. 1880 Union Co MS census.

William A Major 1846 MS -. married Martha M Gilliam 1869 MS. they had Robert, Allice, Emma, Dorita, and Celie. 1880 and 1900 Union Co MS census.

Susan Major 1834 SC-. never married. living 1900 and 1910 with brother James and wife Celia. just discovered her while poking around the later census, don't know where they were hiding her 1880.

it does sound like your Jennie Oliver Major goes with this family. i'm just not sure where.

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