Accessible, trustworthy documentation is key to successful genealogy research and Hazle Boss Neet provides just such data. Extracted from data collected and certified as true and complete by W. W. Lamar, the local tax assessor, this valuable resource contains the names of all educable children in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, in 1894. The entries are arranged alphabetically by the name of the child’s parent (or guardian) and include the following categories: range, township, sex, age, and color. The author also provides a helpful index for referencing children whose last names are different from the parent or guardian. Located in northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc County is part of the last territory in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee that was ceded by the Chickasaw Indians in the 1832 Treaty of Pontotoc. Anyone searching for ancestors in these locales may find strong evidence of them among the thousands of names included in this text.
Hazel Boss Neet
(2001), 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 132 pp.