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Yalobusha Historical Society – Aug. 21, 2014

John Moorman

On a Dog Days of Summer afternoon in August, John Moorman spoke to the Yalobusha Historical Society about the set of books he wrote about his kinfolks.
John Moorman has written about his kinfolks and has graciously given the Yalobusha Historical Society permission to print the books on demand.  John wrote about his kinfolks who are directly and indirectly kin to him.  These folks are connected to Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, and Calhoun Counties.  John said that he wrote about his kinfolks because he wanted the history to be preserved for future generations.  John wrote about the stories that were passed by word of mouth from one generation to another in his set of books.  The families in John’s genealogy books are:  Barton, Moorman, Bounds, Howell, Denley, Arbuckle, Huddleston, Hand, Briscoe, Tribble-Martin, Carpenter, Scallion.  One book includes: Bratton, Clolinger, Holland, Howell, Huffman, Kerr, Mounger, Murphree, Newsom Newton, Rowland, Schmitz, Shankle, Williamson.
John’s said that his son didn’t believe him when he said that he was going to stop trying to find out about his folks.
Please contact the Yalobusha Historical Society, P. O. Box 258, Coffeeville, MS 38922 if interested in purchasing one of the books listed.
Come again, John, we enjoyed your stories.

Notes of interest:
Mike Worsham called the meeting to order.
Debby Hughes read the monthly financial report.
Mike Worsham, Joy Tippit, and Julia Fernandez talked about open house on Oct. 25, 2014.  The YHS will have a booth at the multipurpose building.  The YHS is selling raffle tickets on a hundred dollar Walmart gift card and a hoop of cheese for one dollar a ticket to be raffled November 20, 2014 in the YHS meeting.   Genealogy books will be displayed and orders for genealogy books will be taken.  Proceeds are for the maintenance of the YHS library and its headquarters, the former Presbyterian Church.
Julia Fernandez announced that the September 18, 2014 speaker is Tony Lute, the curator for the Tupelo Veteran’s Museum.  Tony has seriously collected items associated with the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War since the 1960’s.
Attending:  Emma Hovey, Trudy Simmons, Frances Adkins, Susan Williams, Herbert Hayward, Bobbie Hutchins, Bobby Hutchins, Lawrence Litten, Bettie Litten, Granville Vaughn, Wyoman Reeves, Sarah Reeves, Tim Traugott, Michael Ayers, Francine Pinnix, Jimmie Pinnix, Kay McCulley, John Perkins, Ann Garland Russell, Kathryn Tierce, Kay Rodick, Kathryn French, Debby Hughes, Jean Briggs, Ruby B. Yarbough, John Moorman, Tom Cox, Betty Miller, Julia Fernandez, James Person, Sue Chandler, Cliff Chandler, Sarah H. Williams, Margaret D. Ross, Lee Mize, Elizabeth Keith, Pat Brooks, Joy Tippit, Mike Worsham

Submitted by Joy M. Tippit

1 Comment

  1. JONNIE JOHNSON on June 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    I just found the opportunity to get a copy of John Moorman’s book My Denley Kinfolks. Please forward details so I may purchase one. My grandmother’s father was Minor Winstead Smith Denley b. 1847… I looked at tree in Ancestry and think this book would be good addition to my Denley search…Thanks

    Jonnie Johnson
    Phone: 601-754-6683

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