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Books for Sale...

If you know of any books currently available for sale about Neshoba County or any of the surrounding counties in East Central Mississippi, please let me know. Listed below are a few of the known titles of books available for sale. This is in no way a recommendation or endorsement of any work listed, but rather a listing of known resources for those researching the area and looking for clues of missing ancestors.

Our Links to the Past: Cemetery Records of Neshoba County, MS - 1833-1996    

* Includes white, black and Indian cemeteries
* Updated from 1987 edition, contains new information
* 182 Cemeteries enumerated
* Over 24,000 Entries - Many unmarked graves identified
* Full name index
* Hard-bound, 8 1/2" X 11", 736 Pages
* Includes Maps

$39.00 plus $5.00 postage/handling
Books are in stock and may be ordered now!
Order from:


Neshoba County Public Library
230 Beacon Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: 601-656-4911
Fax: 601-656-6894

Web Site: http://www.youseemore.com/Neshoba/default.asp


The Jesus Name Pentecostals of Neshoba County, Mississippi

I authored and self-published a book last year named “The Jesus Name Pentecostals of Neshoba
County, Mississippi”. In the book I document 25 “Jesus Name” churches. 4 of these churches are
no longer active and 1 of them moved into Kemper County. My book contains historical data and
photo’s for/about most of these churches and their pastors. It may be helpful in your

Clif Crosby II
Union Pentecostal Church
Union, MS

Choctaw Indian Records

Three books available:
1. Register of Choctaw Emigrants to the West, 1831 & 1832.
2. Choctaw & Chickasaw Early Census Records
3. The Third Arrow, A Story of Moshulatubbee, Choctaw Chief
Our site address is www.pioneersoutheast.com

Neshoba Families

"A Place Called Hopkins County," "Plowin' Deep," and "Out of the Darkness.....The Black Face of Hopkins County"  by Bobby McDonald, of Sulphur Springs, TX. The books have many references to Neshoba County, Mississippi, in them, as McDonald's family migrated from Neshoba County to East Texas following the Civil War. They can be ordered from the Hopkins County Genealogical Society or from the Hopkins County Historical Museum in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

For those doing research in Neshoba there is a book store online that has 3 Neshoba record books. I am not affiliated with either Pioneer Southwest Books of Mrs. Yates. Just passing on info for those in need. The first two books are in new releases, the other book is in Mississippi. - Terri Meier
They have genealogy books in nine categories - New Releases, Alabama, Georgia, Indian, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas,


By Janelle B. Yates
Mrs. Yates has done a tremendous service to researchers with ancestors in Neshoba Co. by compiling records in this easy to use book. It contains indexes from several sources including Chancery Court Docket Books 1857-1907, Will Books A & B (1837-1947), and Probate Records 1860-1863.
A complete name index allows the researcher to easily locate individual records.
178 pages, index, paperback.

By Janelle B. Yates

This book contains indexes from Land Patent Records, Books I, II & III. Land patents are original land records, and the information given here are book and page number, name of person receiving the land, and date of patent.
Also included are Abstracts of Deed Book A-D naming buyer, seller, witnesses, and any other person mentioned on the deed, as well as the date. Mrs. Yates has copied and listed tax rolls for 1834-1859 to aid researchers in locating persons living in the county during these years.

A full name index completes this extremely helpful book. A must have for anyone interested in early Neshoba Co.
242 pages

NESHOBA CO., MS TRACT BOOK RECORDS, 1833-1900 By Janelle Burson Yates
These land records name a large number of Neshoba County's early settlers and are a valuable tool in researching the families of this area. Chapters included herein are: Index of Original Tract Book, Choctaw Certificates & Military Warrants, Former Residences of some Early Settlers, Land Patents, Early Settlers (names & dates), and Plat Maps showing locations as well as names of owners of each lot, acre, etc.
168 pages, indexed, paperback.


"Neshoba At War"
Steven H. Stubbs
The Story of the Men and Women of Neshoba County in World War II

Over 900 pages includes; maps, sketches, and photographs; biographical sketches of 1,485 soldiers; day-by-day activities; casualty list of all battles.

Dancing Rabbit Press, Inc.
514 Poplar
Philadelphia, MS

$75 each plus sales tax. 10% off when ordering 6 or more copies. ($4.95 shipping for non-local residents.)

“Fine Dining Mississippi Style” by John M. Bailey
Presented by Silver Star Resort and Casino
Toof Cookbooks, Starr Toof, 670 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN, 38104, $29.95 each plus shipping and handling $4.50.
This book is divided into regions.
1. The Hill Country
2. The Delta & River Country
3. The Heartland
4. The Coast

“I Remember” by F. M. Wiggins
Carlton Press, Inc., New York, N. Y., A Hearthstone Book

“Neshoba County Fair, Places and Paradox in MS
Robert Craycroft and Lindsey Bute
University Press of MS, 1989

“The Choctaw Revolution, Lessons for Federal Indian Policy
Pater J. Ferrara, Forward by U. S. Congressman Mike Parker,
Introduction by Chief Phillip Martin
MS Band of Choctaw Indians, Office of the Tribal Chief, P. O. Box 6010,
Choctaw, MS 39359


Book by: Florence Latimer Mars

"Witness in Philadelphia" published by Louisiana State University Press .

Copied from her obituary:
Florence Latimer Mars, who defied the society into which she was born to write a searing book about the effects of the 1964 killings of the civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Earl Chaney on her hometown, Philadelphia, Miss., died on Sunday at her home there. She was 83.
The author of "Witness in Philadelphia," published in 1977 by the Louisiana State University Press, she repeatedly spoke out against the Ku Klux Klan and other forces oppressing the black population of east central Mississippi. A fourth-generation resident of the area and a member of its landed gentry, she was also a significant source of information for the F.B.I. agents investigating the killings, and she testified before a federal grand jury.

Thanks! Judy


Also Note: That the Mississippi Department of Archives also has some photogarphs taken by Florence Latimer Mars.

Ink on My Hands by Clayton Rand is a great book on Neshoba County. The
author was editor of the Neshoba Democrat for about 40 years and the book covers a period from about 1930 until just after the three civil rights workers being murdered.


 The courting of Marcus Dupree
By Willie Morris

Winner of a Christopher Award in 1984 for "affirming the highest value of the human spirit," the classic account of a young black athlete who became a metaphor for the complex culture of Mississippi.

Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1992.
Published 1992.
464 pages

Editions: 7 Editions
ISBN: 0878056106 9780878056101 0878055851 9780878055852
OCLC: 26364191

Buy this book
Univ. Press of Mississippi





The Journal of Mississippi history‎ - Page 365

by Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and History, William David McCain, Mississippi Historical Society - History - 2004
... rights activists (two of them white) disappeared in Neshoba County on June
21, ... 61 "A Police State Exists in South Mississippi," The Southern Review,

Southern reporter. Second series: Cases argued and determined in the courts ...‎ - Page 1326

by Alabama. Supreme Court, Alabama. Court of Appeals, Florida. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Courts of Appeal, Mississippi. Supreme Court, Florida. District Court of Appeals - Law
The petition was filed pursuant to Mississippi Code Annotated, Section 19-3-55 (
1972), and asked the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors to submit the ...

Revised code of the statute laws of the State of Mississippi‎ - Page 64

by Mississippi, William Lewis Sharkey, Samuel Stillman Boyd, Henry T. Ellett, William Littleton Harris - History - 1857 - 943 pages
... to the point where the same shall first intersect the Mississippi river, ...
of Neshoba county ; and whereas the board of police of said county did, ...

Southern reporter‎ - Page 560

by Alabama. Supreme Court, Florida. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Supreme Court, Mississippi. Supreme Court, Alabama. Court of Appeals, Louisiana. Courts of Appeal, West Publishing Company - Law - 1910
(Supreme Court of Mississippi. Nov. 22, 1909.) Appeal from Chancery Court,
Neshoba County ; JF McCool, Chancellor. Suit by BJ Barrier against JH Holland.

Reports of cases, decided in the Superior Court of Chancery, of the state of ...‎ - Page 59

by Mississippi. Superior Court of Chancery, John D. Freeman, Robert H. Bruckner - Law - 1844 - 783 pages
Board of Police of Neshoba county. Where a tract of land was granted to the
Board ... of the county of Neshoba, and state of Mississippi, of the one part,

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Embracing an Authentic ...‎ - Page 325

by Reprint Company - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 1386 pages
latter came to Mississippi and settled near Philadelphia, Neshoba county. There
he followed farming, and was considered well to do at that time, ...

Southern reporter. Second series: Cases argued and determined in the courts ...‎ - Page 313

by Alabama. Supreme Court, Alabama. Court of Appeals, Florida. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Courts of Appeal, Mississippi. Supreme Court, Florida. District Court of Appeals - Law
The County Attorney of Neshoba County, Mississippi filed separate petitions to
condemn the two vehicles for sale by Neshoba County under Section 2618 ...

The Journal of Mississippi history‎ - Page 174

by Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and History, William David McCain, Mississippi Historical Society - History - 1957
... AT Dent Noxubee County Brown Williams Neshoba County From the house: John
... 8 Wirt A. Williams, ed., History of Bolivar County, Mississippi (Jackson,

Southern reporter. Second series: Cases argued and determined in the courts ...‎ - Page 496

by Alabama. Supreme Court, Alabama. Court of Appeals, Florida. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Supreme Court, Louisiana. Courts of Appeal, Mississippi. Supreme Court, Florida. District Court of Appeals - Law
... him the sentences recommended to the Neshoba County circuit judge would run
... indictment in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections ...

Mississippi statistical abstract‎ - Page 752

by Mississippi State University. College of Business and Industry. Division of Research, Mississippi Research and Development Center - History - 1984
Bruce Williamson District 46 — Neshoba County Grady M Eakes District 47 ...

Guide to official records in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History‎ - Page 85

by Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and History, Thomas W. Henderson, Ronald E. Tomlin - Mississippi - 1975 - 115 pages
... 1872-1926 NESHOBA COUNTY Established in 1833 from Choctaw Cession, ... 1837-
1947 NEWTON COUNTY Established in 1836 from Neshoba County Chancery Clerk ...