Friday, January 30, 2009

Obits - Frank Hennington Nix Sr. & Georgia Aileen Nix Burton

These are the children of Walter Elliott Nix & Rosa Love Henington Nix.

Frank Hennington Nix Sr.
NATCHEZ - Funeral arrangements for Frank Hennington Nix Sr. of Snellville, Ga., and formerly of Natchez, who died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Emory East Side Medical Center in Snellville, are incomplete at Laird Funeral Home.

Frank Hennington Nix Sr.
May 24, 1910 - April 15, 2003

NATCHEZ - Graveside services for Frank Hennington Nix Sr., 92, of Gainesville, Ga., who died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Emory East Side Medical Center in Snellville, Ga., will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Natchez City Cemetery with the Rev. James E. Herndon officiating.

Burial will follow under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mr. Nix was born May 24, 1910, in Brookhaven, the son of Walter Elliott and Rosa Hennington Nix.

He was a Methodist, was in sales for more than 60 years in Greenville and had lived the last four years in Gainesville. He was a fisherman.

Mr. Nix was preceded in death by his wife, Rita McGehee Nix.

Survivors include one son, Frank H. Nix Jr., and his wife, Linda, both of Gainesville; three granddaughters, Wendsor Scheffel and her husband, Chris, both of Buford, Ga., Juanne White of Orlando, Fla.. and Daralyn Chase of Las Vegas; five other grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Lenore Scheffel.

Pallbearers will be Chick Graning, Ben Tullos, Chris Scheffel and Tommy Nix.

The family requests memorials be made to Guest House Adult Day Care, 320 Tower Heights Road, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Obituaries Aileen Nix Burton - Daily Leader - (Mar/23/2008)

Georgia Aileen Nix Burton
Services for Georgia Aileen Nix Burton will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel with burial at 2 p.m. in Lakewood Memorial Parks at 6000 Clinton Boulevard in Jackson.

Visitation is Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

She was born in Oma on Jan. 16, 1919, to Walter Elliot Nix and Rosa Love Henington Nix and died on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at the age of 89.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Selmer Price Burton of "Burton's" Restaurant in Jackson; her two brothers, Frank and Lowery Nix; and two sisters, Margaret Nix Day and Evelyn Nix Tullos, and her nephew, David Tullos.

She is survived by her son, John Price Burton and wife Kay Krone Burton, of Brookhaven; her three granddaughters, Shelly Burton Cloud and husband Jonathan, of Franklin, Tenn., Dr. Amanda Rose Burton, of Baltimore, Md., and Emily Burton Waterloo and husband Trey, of
Jackson; as well as four great-grandchildren, Hannah Claire Cloud, 7; Bennett Price Cloud, 3; MaryRhea Nix Waterloo, 6; and Evelyn Mae Waterloo, 1. She is also survived by four nephews, Frank Nix, of Atlanta, Ga., Jon Tullos, of Russellville, Ark., Ben Tullos, of Madison, Tommy Nix, of Memphis, Tenn.; and one niece, Jane Agner of Destin, Fla., and many great nieces and nephews.

Aileen attended Whitworth College in Brookhaven, and retired from Electric Power Associations of Mississippi in 1984 after 30 years of service. She was a member of Alta Woods United Methodist Church in Jackson for over 50 years and for the past four years was an active
member of First United Methodist Church in Brookhaven. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and an avid reader. She was extremely proud of her grandchildren and great- grandchildren and was always faithful to her family and her Lord. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
(Source: Karin G.; Obituaries published in the Thursday, April 17, 2003, edition of The Natchez Democrat)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Family Group Record for Walter Elliott Nix and Rosa Love Hennington

Walter Elliott Nix and Rosa Love Hennington (daughter of Benjamin David Hennington & Mary Narcissus Catching)

Husband: Walter Elliott Nix
Born: 1875 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 1934 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - Galilee Cemetery, Rockport, Copiah County, Mississippi
Father: Dewitt Clinton Nix (1846-1919)
Mother: Georgia A. Elliott ( - 1921)
Marriage: 25 Feb 1903 Place: Poss. Copiah (or) Lawrence County, Mississippi

Wife: Rosa Love Hennington
Born: 6 Dec 1877 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died: 1959 - Copiah County, Misissippi
Buried: - Galilee Cemetery, Rockport, Copiah County, Mississippi
Father: Benjamin David (Dr.) Hennington (1843-1925)
Mother: Mary Narcissus Catching (1843-1925)


Children

1 M Walter Lowery Nix
Born: 19 Jun 1904 - Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 12 Jun 1952 - Mississippi
Buried: - Oakwood Cemetery, Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi
Spouse: Indiana Smith (1900- )
Marr. Date: 30 Aug 1925 - Walthall County, Mississippi
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2 F Mary Margaret Nix
Born: 2 Nov 1906 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Died: 13 Feb 1987 - Hazlehurst Cemetery, Copiah County, Mississippi
Buried: - Poss Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: R.E. Day
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Spouse: G. B. Williamson
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3 M Frank Hennington (Sr.) Nix
Born: 24 May 1910 - Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 15 Apr 2003 - Snellville, Gwinnett County,
Buried: - Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
Spouse: Rita McGee (1909-1986)
Marr. Date: 1935 - Poss. Mississippi
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4 F Evelyn Nix
Born: 10 May 1912 - Poss. Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died: 17 Jun 1988
Buried:
Spouse: Marshall F. Tullos
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5 F Georgia Aileen Nix
Born: 16 Jan 1919 - Oma, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died: 20 Mar 2008 - Jackson County, Mississippi
Buried: - Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi
Spouse: Selmer Price Burton ( -1959)
Marr. Date: 16 Jan 1949 - Mississippi
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Last Modified: 23 Jan 2009

Sources:
1. Census 1880 Copiah Co., MS
2. Census 1910 Copiah Co., MS
3. Census 1920 Lawrence Co., MS
4. Census 1930 Lawrence Co., MS
5. Find a Grave/Galilee Cemetery, Rockport, Copiah County, Mississippi

Family Group Record for Eldred Levi (Lee) Holloway Bird and Emma Frances Hennington

Eldred Levi (Lee) Holloway Bird & and Emma Frances Hennington (daughter of Benjamin David Hennington & Mary Narcissus Catching)

Lee Bird was an attorney, and served in the Mississippi Legislature during the 1890 Constitutional Convention, as Clerk of the Judiciary Committee.

Husband: Eldred Levi (Lee) Holloway Bird
Born: 24 Aug 1868 - Mississippi
Died: 7 Mar 1957 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Buried: Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Missisippi
Father: Holloway Ivanhoe (Capt.) Bird (1834-1905)
Mother: Alice Marie Jett (1848-1877)
Marriage: 1892 Place: Copiah County, Mississippi

Wife: Emma Frances Hennington
Born: 26 Jul 1870 - Copiah (or) Lawrence County, Copiah County,
Misissippi
Died: 22 Jun 1956 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Buried: Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Father: Benjamin David (Dr.) Hennington (1843-1925)
Mother: Mary Narcissus Catching (1843-1925)

Children
1 F Courtney Irene Bird
Born: Sep 1893 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died:
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Spouse: Unknown Adair ( - )
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2 M Holloway (Hollie) E. Bird
Born: Mar 1895 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died:
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Spouse: Exie Unknown (1892- )
Marr. Date: 1919 - Mississippi
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3 M Grady L. Bird
Born: Jan 1897 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
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4 M Audley V. Bird
Born: Oct 1898 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
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5 M Eldred I. Bird
Born: 1902 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
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6 M Harold L. Bird
Born: 1904 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
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7 F Myrtle (Myrtie) E. Bird
Born: 1907 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
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8 F Lee H. Bird
Born: Jan 1910 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
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Last Modified: 22 Jan 2009

Sources
1. Census, 1880, Lawrence Co., MS
1. Census 1910, Lawrence Co., MS
2. Census 1900, Lawrence Co., MS
3. Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dr. Benjamin David Hennington - Family Group Record update


Here is an update for research we've been doing on the Dr. Benjamin David Hennington family. For months we've had only names and dates for Benjamin's children. Thankfully, there are new spouse names, dates and burial information, plus tombstone photos from http://www.findagrave.com/

In the coming days I'll be posting more Family Group Sheets on Benjamin's children that we have completed so far. Here's hoping I can resume my genealogy blog posting for this year.
(it's at least a goal!) Thanks to those blog readers for their earlier comments. Larry and I always appreciate the feedback.
Gayle

Dr Benjamin David Hennington
Born: 21 Jan 1843 - Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 16 May 1925 - Oma, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Buried: - Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Father: Henry H. (Rev.) Hennington (1795-1864)
Mother: Susannah Nesom (1805-1854)
Marriage: 11 Aug 1864 Place: Copiah County, Mississippi
Military Service/ CSA 16th MS Infantry, Co., C (Lt.)
(Army of Northern Virginia)

Wife: Mary Narcissus Catching
Born: 23 Mar 1843 - Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 12 Nov 1925 - Oma, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Buried: - Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Father: John Noel Catching (1811-1873)
Mother: Emma Angeline Smith (1813-1882)

Children of Benjamin & Mary

1 M Frank Wilmot Hennington
Born: 7 Jul 1865 - Copiah County, Misissippi
Died: 1923
Buried:
Spouse: Mary Anderson (1869- )
Marr. Date: 22 Feb 1893 - Madison County, Mississippi
Spouse:
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F Emma Frances Hennington (4)
Born: 26 Jul 1870 - Copiah (or) Lawrence County, Copiah County,
Misissippi
Died: 22 Jun 1956 - Mississippi
Buried: - Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Spouse: Eldred Levi (Lee) Holloway Bird (1868-1957)
Marr. Date: 1892 - Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse:
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3 F Annie Hennington
Born: 1871 - Copiah (or) Lawrence County, Misissippi
Died:
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4 M Henry Livingston Hennington
Born: 11 Feb 1873 - Copiah (or) Lawrence County, Misissippi
Died: 6 May 1907 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Buried: - Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Spouse:
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5 M Lamar Lucius Hennington
Born: 7 Aug 1875 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died: 4 Sep 1954 - Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi
Buried: - Roseland Park Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Forrest County,
Mississippi
Spouse: Mary L. (Madie) Lewis (1879-1976)
Marr. Date: Poss. Mississippi
Spouse:
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6 F Rosa Love Hennington
Born: 6 Dec 1877 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died: 1959 - Copiah County, Misissippi
Buried: - Galilee Cemetery, Rockport, Copiah County, Mississippi
Spouse: Walter Elliott Nix (1875-1934)
Marr. Date: 25 Feb 1903 - Poss. Copiah (or) Lawrence County, Mississippi
Spouse:
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F Bernice Hennington
Born: 5 Apr 1880 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died: 12 Jun 1917 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Buried: - Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Spouse:
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8 M Benjamin David (Jr.) Hennington
Born: 14 Oct 1881 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died: 18 May 1912 - Lawrence County, Mississippi
Buried: - Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi
Spouse: Eva Unknown (1885-1911)
Marr. Date: Poss. Lawrence County, Mississippi
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Burial Notes: Husband - Benjamin David (Dr.) Hennington
Bahala Chapel Cemetery, Tryus, Lawrence County, Mississippi
31 deg 41 min 50 sec North 090 deg 11 min 51 sec West

Research Sources:
1. MS Leader-Brookhaven, Lawrence County MS Press.
2. Marriages-Vital Records Index; 1890-1894.
3. Ancestry.Com / http://www.ancestry.com/
4. Census 1850 Copiah Co., SM
5. Census 1860 Copiah Co., MS
6. Census 1880 Lawrence Co., MS
7. Census 1900 Lawrence Co., MS
8. Census 1910 Lawrence Co., MS
9. Census 1920 Lawrence Co., MS
10. Soldiers & Sailors