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I have no information on Nancy Melvian Taylor and Nathaniel Hobson, and I sometimes place little credance on information found in many of the IGI records. The following is what I have. Ron Hughes
XIII. CALVIN ASBURY ROWLAND, was born Dec. 2, 1850 and died March 27, 1914. (It is unknown where the middle name Asbury came from, it could have been a corruption of Aushburn or Ausbum, see children of Augustine Rowland, but more than likely it was used as a tribute to Francis Asbury, the great circuit rider Methodist preacher or as a tribute to Mr. Asbury who died as a hero in the War Between the States and served with Isaac Madison Rowland)
Calvin married Martha Elizabeth Hobson, b. July 5,1854, d. May 4, 1913. They were married on Jan. 10, 1874 or 1876, or most likely on Jan. 16, 1878.
ROWLAND, CALVIN A. (Obit. SENTINEL April 9, 1914) died March 27 / leaves three children.
Martha Elizabeth Hobson, was the daughter of Nathaniel Briggs Hobson, b.1824AL-d. 1882MS, and Sarah L. (Note some say her name was Sarah Rocinda) Buchanan, b. 1823TN. Nathaniel Briggs Hobson was the son of Nathaniel Hobson, b. about 1790 in SC and Nancy Briggs, b. about 1800 in VA. (Note; he had a son named Nathaniel Briggs Hobson, Jr., see below)
HOBSON, N.B. dec. (PR 592, 619) 1. Bill filed April 17, 1882. N.B. Hobson Sr. died Jan. 9, 1882, leaving widow, Winnie A. Hobson, and children W.A. Hobson, M.J. Thornton, Martha Elizabeth Rowland, J.N. Hobson, T.H. Hobson, Leticia Hobson, N.B. Hobson Jr., Winnie Ada Hobson, and L.E. Hobson. 2. Petition for letters of administration, Feb. l, 1883, by L.A. Wolfe. Children are Mary, wife of W.H. Thornton), Martha (wife of C.A. Rowland), W.A. Hobson, Jasper N. Hobson, Lou F. Wolf (wife of L.A. Wolfe), Thomas H. Hobson, Winnie A. Hobson, Luther B. (Briggs?) Hobson. Mary, Martha, W.A., and Jasper are his children by a former marriage. 3. Receipt for marker for Winnie A. Hobson, daughter of N.B. and W.A. Hobson, born May 25, 1876, died January 17, 1890, for delivery at Walnut.
HOBSON, NATHANIEL (dec. PR 1854) W. B. Hobson and William A. May, Admins.
HOBSON, T.H. (101735) died Monday at Walnut, age 70 / buried at Harmony / Son of late Briggs Hobson / married Mollie Frederick / children are Mrs. L.A. Gunn, Mrs. Will Byrd, Mrs. Lillian Jackson, Mrs. Ed Miller of St. Louis, Roy Hobson of Ripley.
Martha Elizabeth's siblings were, A. L. Hobson; Mary Hobson; Thornton; Ã‚Â½ siblings were Henderson; Bud; and Lucian Wolfe Hobson, who moved to Florida.
N. Briggs Hobson, married two times, because there exists a record showing that Winnie A. Hobson was the widow of N. B. Hobson, or maybe there was another N. B. Hobson.;
Note that the Hobson family was related to the Burleson family through the marriage of David Burleson to Sarah Ruth/Ruthie Hobson in Abt. 1805. Note that Edie/Ada/Edy Hobson, b. abt. 1779, married Moses Burleson.
Note that Nathaniel Hobson, b. about 1790, lived in Tennessee from at least 1815 to 1821 (a known nest of Burleson's), having moved there from SC. He moved, in about 1821, to North Alabama, Marion Co. (another nest of Burleson's), and to Tippah Co., on a Land Patent received in 1837-39.
Also, I found themarriage of a Marie J. Hobson, who married W. H. Thornton on Oct. 27, 1870.
The following is found in Connecting Tippah Familys, by Steven Rutherford;
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1. Nathaniel HOBSON
Nathaniel HOBSON was born SC Abt 1790. Nathaniel died 1853 at 63 years of age.
He married Nancy BRIGGS in TN. Nancy was born in VA 1800.
Nathaniel HOBSON and Nancy BRIGGS had the following children:
i. James F. HOBSON was born in TN Abt 1815.
ii. Elizabeth HOBSON was born in TN 1816. She married George W. BATES. (See George W. BATES for the continuation of this line.)
iii. William L. HOBSON was born 1818.
iv. John P. HOBSON was born 1819.
v. Winniford HOBSON was born 1821. She married John POWELL.
vi. Nathaniel Briggs HOBSON was born 1824.
vii. Sarah Ann HOBSON was born in Ala 1825. She married William Alin MAY. (See William Alin MAY for the continuation of this line.)
viii. Martha J. HOBSON was born in Ala 1826. She married Samuel S. SMART.
ix. Mary E. HOBSON was born in Ala Abt 1828. She married T. S. MAY.
x. Tillitha HOBSON was born Abt 1830. She married A. P. MAY.
xi. Jacintha HOBSON was born Abt 1830. She married John H. WILLIFORD.
The above is from; http://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/StevenRutherford
TIPPAH CO. CONNECTING FAMILYS: HOBSON Family
Now see my version; space below is for readers notes, etc.
THE HOBSON FAMILY LINEAGE, by Ronald L. Hughes. Jan. 2000;
Mourning Hobson, born about 1755 in SC?, spouse unknown.
His children were;
I. Nathaniel Hobson, b. 1790 to 1799, the census records indicate 1799 as the most correct date of birth. He first married Nancy Briggs. Nancy Briggs was reportedly born in Virginia about 1800. They were married in Tennessee about 1815.
A. John Jackson Hobson, born 1778SC, married about 1810, died 1847MS, married to Winnifred ?, she was born abt. 1785VA, died after 1870.
Children of John Jackson and Winnifred Hobson were;
1. John S. Hobson,b. Abt.1811TN, married Mary Carpenter. John S., is shown as age 39 in the 1850 Census, Mary as age 35.
2. Francis Hobson, born abt. 1818TN, date of death is unknown, married William Neal.
3. Sarah A. Hobson, born abt 1821TN, married July 12, 1845 to David Pugh.
4. Ann C. Hobson, born Dec. 24, 1828AL, married Joseph B. Morgan in AL?
5. Nathaniel Perry Hobson, born Dec. 24, 1828AL, married Dec. 24, 1848MS to Eliza Jane May. He died in 1904TX. Their children were; 1. Ruben Briggs Hobson; 2. Martha Licity Hobson; 3. Nancy Jane Hobson; 4. Robert Newton Hobson; 5. Sarah Alkestar Hobson; 6. Sophia Emeline Hobsobn; 7. Marion Haywood Hobson; 8. William Leander Hobson; 9. John Wilson Hobson; 10. Jacinthy A. Hobson; 11.Tillman young Hobson; 12. Nathaniel Edmond Hobson.
6. Thomas J. Hobson, born abt 1830AL, married to Elizabeth S. May. Their child was John Gabriel Hobson.
7. Unknown Female Hobson, married Alexander Humphrey.
8. Edmond Briggs Hobson, born about 1833AL, married Isabella Ann May. Their children were; 1. William C. Hobson; 2. John Hobson; 3. Nathaniel Hobson; 4. David Hobson.
9. Sinthy M. Hobson, married John W. Britnell.
10. Winifred C. Hobson, married James M. Britnell.
11. Serena Angelina Hobson, married Elisha Davis.
B. Edy/Ada/Adah Hobson, born about 1779NC, married in NC about 1795NC, to Moses Burleson. Edy/Ada Hobson, died Dec. 26, 1838AL. Their children were;
1. Bernard/ Bennet Musgrove Burleson; 2. Martin Burleson; 3. Ezekial Burleson, m. Rachel Hartgroves; 4. Michael Burleson; 5. William Burleson; 6. John Burleson and, according to anoher researcher, 7. Mary Burleson, m. William Self; 8. David Burleson; 9. Rhoda Burleson; 10. Peggy Burleson.
C. Sarah Hobson, born about 1874, married David Burleson, Jr. on March 8, 1805TN.
D. Nathaniel Hobson, born Nov. 13, 1789SC, he married Martha James on Oct. 27, 1812TN, he died in 1853MS. (Martha may have died young, other family indicate Nathaniel married Nancy Briggs about 1815, See below for children)
E. Margaret (Peggy) Hobson, born about 1791, she married Soloman Pope on Dec. 20, 1808TN.
F. Ezella Hobson, born aabout 1794NC, she married Hezekiah Frederick on May 17, 1808TN, she reportedly died in Alabama.
G. (Unk) female Hobson, married Jonathan Whitley. No futher information.
H. Ruthie Hobson, born about 1797, married, March 11, 1819TN, died Jan. 5, 1873, she reportedly married David Burleson on Jan. 27, 1847AL. Child was: Elizabeth Burleson, born May 13, 1836AL, she reportedly married T.C.H. Thorn, she reportedly died in Alabama. (Note; their is a potential problem with Ruthie and Ada/Edy Hobson. There may have been another David Hobson in Alabama who married Ruthie or Ruthie is Ada/Edy Hobson. The Burleson family has a different course of events for the two (or one) ladies.)
D. (From above) Nathaniel Hobson, (son of Mourning, see above), my line, born Nov 13, 1799. He is reported to have married 1st to Martha James, 2nd to nancy Briggs. The children of Nathaniel and Martha (James)Hobson were; (please note the Hobson daughters in this line married heavily in to the May family as did one of the sons. Probably an entire line of May men married Hobson women, see below).
The lineage report above, from Mourning Hobson, to this point, was found on the internet and I cannot be certain of its accuracy.
In the Tippah County Heritage book, Vol. 1, is found an account of Nathaniel Hobson that disagrees with the above. This account, written by Nettie May Ketchum, indicates the wife of Nathaniel was Nancy (Briggs), born about 1800VA, and only about 15, when the first child was born in Tennessee, where they lived until about 1821. In November of 1821, Nathaniel Hobson received a Land patent in Marion County, AL, near the town of Brilliant. According to Ms. Ketchum, the first five of their children were born in Tennessee, and the rest in Marion County Alabama. (I place credence in this account, RLH, 2000)
Prior to 1840 the family moved to Tippah County, MS. Nathaniel Hobson died in 1853 and is buried under a Cedar tree near May Creek. (I guess the creek was named after the May family. RLH 1999) Nancy is thought to have been buried beside Nathaniel.
HOBSON, NATHANIEL (dec. PR 1854) W. B. Hobson and William A. May, Admins.
A lot more on this family is found in The Heritage of Tippah County, Vol. I, with items, including a lot that is mentioned above, written by Nettie May Ketchum, Lillian Hobson Newman and Eloise Richardson. The Hobson family of Tippah County married into the Luna, Gunn, Wolff, Wilbanks, Frederick and Byrd familys, as well as the Rowland.
The children of Nathaniel and Nancy Briggs or Martha James Hobson were:
1. James Fisher Hobson, born Aug. 24, 1813TN. , He married Mary May, about 1842. Their children were;
Robert L. Hobson,
John Porter Hobson,
Sarah E. Hobson,
Mary J. Hobson.
2. Marion Carolina Hobson, born Nov. 11, 1814TN, died abt. 1849MS. She married John Gabriel May. She died about 1849MS.
3. Elizabeth Leona Hobson, born Jan., 21, 1816TN. She reportedly married in MS?, to George W. Bates.
4. William Lightly Hobson, born Nov. 15, 1817TN, married in Mississippi. Married to Elizabeth ?. Note, William Lightly and Nancy Taylor, below, were both reportedly born on the same day, maybe they were paternal twins?
5. Nancy Taylor Hobson, born November 15, 1817TN she reportedly married in MS to Alexander Clark Townsend. She died in AR. (May be paternal twin of William L.)
6. John P. Hobson, born Oct. 4, 1819TN. He was age 30 in the 1850 Census of Tippah Co. He died July 15, 1875. He married 1st to Lucinda Morgan, 2nd to Rebecca Ward.
See the John P. Hobson obituary on the next page.
HOBSON, JOHN P. dec. (PR 498) 1. Petition for sale of land, Oct. 12, 1880, Hobson died July 16, 1875. 2. Petition for letters, Oct. 25, 1879. J.A.C. Hobson, admin. Widow: Rebecca Hobson. Children are William Hobson, Sarah Harris, J.C. Hobson, Thomas K. Hobson, Martha Thomas, J.D. Hobson, Frank Hobson, Mary Frances Pool, Robert Hobson, N.J. Hobson, 3. Notice of Mailing of Citation, August 25, 1885, to T.K. Hobson of Star City, Arkansas, R.H. Hobson of Texarkana, Arkansas, Frank Hobson of Clear Springs, Arkansas, Jeff D. Hobson of Aubrey, Texas. 4. Citation to Sarah Harris, Mattie Thomas, and Ellen Godsey of Benton Co., July 31, 1885. 5. Citation to Rebecca Hobson, William B. Hobson, M.E. Poole, and N.J. James of Tippah, July 31, 1885.
HOBSON, JOHN P. (dec. Admin. Bond Oct. 25, 1879) Bondsmen: J. A. C. Hobson (Admin.), C. J. Frederick, John Y. Murry.
7. Winifred Musgrove Hobson, born Jan. 10, 1821TN, she married about 1838TN. She married John A. Powell.
8. Martha Jane Hobson, born Feb. 4, 1823AL. (Note the family moved to Alabama between 1821 and 1823. She married Samuel S. Smart.
9. Nathaniel Briggs Hobson, (my line), born March 8, 1824AL. He was age 26 in the 1850 Census of Tippah Co., MS. He died on Jan. 9, 1882 in Tippah County. He had two wives.The first was Sarah Buchanan and his second was Winnie A. Cox Smith.
More on this line is at the end of this lineage string.
10. Sarah Ann Hobson, born June 23, 1825AL, she married William Alin May, b. Nov. 11, 1820VA, about 1848 in Tippah County. Sarah Ann died Feb. 13, 1890MS. This family lived in Tippah County in 1850.
They are listed in the 1850 Census as;
2 81 Wm. A. May 29 M Farmer VA. (Wm. Alin May, b. 11/11/1820)
Sarah 25 F AL.(Sarah Ann Hobson, b. 6/23/1825)
Mary 4 F MS.(M. J.)
Nathaniel 2 M MS.(Nathaniel Gray, b. 6/3/1848)
William 8/12M MS.(b. Abt 1849, d. 9/29/1909)
Born after the census of 1850 was;
David Briggs May, b. 12/26/1849, d. 6/9/1890
11. Talitha Joanna Hobson, born June 8, 1827AL, she died Nov. 23, 1907AR. She married Ambrose P. May.
12. Mary Elizabeth Hobson, born Jan. 15, 1829AL and died 1909AR. She died 1909 in AR. She married Thomas Still May.
13. Jacintha Mandonia Hobson, born Jan. 22, 1831AL, married John H. Williford.
14. Lucinda Saffronia Hobson, born Jan 22, 1831AL, (note this may be a mistake or Lucinda and Jacintha, see 13. above, may be twins.) She married Oliver C. May. This Family lived in Tippah County and are listed in the 1850 Census.
They are listed as;
3 582 Oliver C. May 38 M Farmer TN.
Lucinda 33 F KY.
William 17 M TN.
Hiram 13 M AK.
Almonte 11 M AK.
James 9 M AK.
John R. 7 M MS.
Mary M. 4 F MS.
Amanda 4/12 F MS.
By my count, five "May" men and one "May" woman, married into this line of Hobson's. RLH, 1999. The above May's, may all be brothers and sister or brothers and cousins, etc..
In the 1850 Census is also a listing, for the man who may be the father or uncle of the above. He, and the family he lived with are;
2 838 John May, Sr. 64 M Farmer NC.
John S. 32 M Farmer TN.
Malissa 21 F VA.
Elizabeth 6/12 F MS.
Thomas 23 M Farmer TN. (Note, this may be Thomas Still May, that married Mary Elizabeth Hobson.)
Luzena 22 F TN.
Lavina 21 F TN.
I received the following information on Feb. 17, 2000.
I descend from Hezekiah Frederick and Ezilla Hobson. They had 10 children including my gg grandfather James Andrew Frederick(1814-after Civil War) and Mary A. James(c.1820 in NC to aft.1880 Tishomingo county MS).
My g grandfather was Nathaniel Hobson Frederick(1859-1905). My grandfather was James Stinson Frederick(1880-1957) and my father was Lonnie Holland Frederick(1912 to 1995). I found it interesting that the MUSGROVE name did appear once in you genealogy string. I only wish that we could solve the mystery of the name of Morning Hobson's wife.
Several with whom I have corresponded believe that she was native American probably Cherokee but that is really looking for a needle in a haystack. The Chickasaw Nation's headquarters are here in my town and in talking with them I have come to realize that native Americans were not as careful to record family genealogy as we know it.
The removal of them to Oklahoma on the "Trail of Tears" in the early 1800's was catastrophic and no written records seem to exist until the Dawe's Commission beginning in 1896.
Many Musgrove names appear, but tracing them back to a connection with Morning Hobson is daunting. Thanks for all of your information and let us keep in touch if we discover anything new.
My g grandfather Nathaniel Hobson Frederick who died in 1905 was killed in a
gin accident so the description of just how dangerous gins were was
appropriate. Nathaniel and his family lived at Booneville, Mississippi,
having migrated from Marion county AL.
See above: Nathaniel Briggs Hobson, born March 8, 1824AL, age 26 in the 1850 Census of Tippha County Mississippi. He married twice. His first wife was Sarah Buchanan, she was 27 in the 1850 Census. His second wife was Winnie Cox, whose first husband was a Smith. She had one child at the marriage, Dotson Smith. Winnie and Briggs had six children.
Obit. for Nathaniel Briggs Hobson;
HOBSON, N.B. dec. (PR 592, 619) 1. Bill filed April 17, 1882. N.B. Hobson Sr. died Jan. 9, 1882, leaving widow, Winnie A. Hobson, and children W.A. Hobson, M.J. Thornton, M.E. Rowland, J.N. Hobson, T.H. Hobson, Leticia Hobson, N.B. Hobson Jr., Winnie Ada Hobson, and L.E. Hobson. 2. Pet HOBSON, daughter of J. N. (Obit. SENTINEL Aug. 18, 1898) died Aug. 9 at the home of William Johnson in west Tippah, age three years / buried at Shady Grove cemetery. ition for letters of administration, Feb. l, 1883, by L.A. Wolfe.
Children are Mary wife of W.H. Thornton), Martha (wife of C.A. Rowland), W.A. Hobson, Jasper N. Hobson, Lou F. Wolf (wife of L.A. Wolfe), Thomas H. Hobson,HOBSON, T.H. (101735) died Monday at Walnut, age 70 / buried at Harmony / Son of late Briggs Hobson / married Mollie Frederick / children are Mrs. L.A. Gunn, Mrs. Will Byrd, Mrs. Lillian Jackson, Mrs. Ed Miller of St. Louis, Roy Hobson of Ripley. Winnie A. Hobson, Luther B. Hobson. Mary, Martha, W.A., and Jasper are his children by a former marriage. 3. Receipt for marker for Winnie A. Hobson, daughter of N.B. and W.A. Hobson, born May 25, 1876, died January 17, 1890, for delivery at Walnut.
Children of Nathaniel Briggs Hobson, by Sarah Buchanan, the daughter of ......
1. Nathaniel J. Hobson, age 3 in 1850 Census, died young.
2. Mary Jane Hobson, age 14 in 1850 Census. Married William "Billie" Thornton. Their children were; Jim Thornton, who married Cynthia Luna; Christopher Thornton; Lizzy Thornton; Lola Thornton; Dell Thornton; Beatie Thornton; and Andada Thornton.
3. William Allen Hobson,
4. Martha Elizabeth Hobson, married Huey Isaac Rowland.
5. Jasper N. Hobson, see obit below.
6. T. J. Hobson
Children of Natahniel Briggs Hobson and Winnie A. Cox Smith Hobson were;
7. Thomas Henderson Hobson, married Mollie Fredrick, see obit below.
8. John C. Hobson
9. Luther Briggs Hobson
10. Winnie Ada Hobson
11. Luciah E. Hobson
HOBSON, T.H. (101735) died Monday at Walnut, age 70 / buried at Harmony / Son of late Briggs Hobson / married Mollie Frederick / children are Mrs. L.A. Gunn, Mrs. Will Byrd, Mrs. Lillian Jackson, Mrs. Ed Miller of St. Louis, Roy Hobson of Ripley. (Born about 1865)
HOBSON, WILLIAM (122320) died Sunday at Shady Grove home of his son-in-law, John Simpson, age 78 / C.S.A. veteran. Born about 1842.
HOBSON, daughter of J. N. (Obit. SENTINEL Aug. 18, 1898) died Aug. 9 at the home of William Johnson in west Tippah, age three years / buried at Shady Grove cemetery. See J. N. Hobson above.
HOBSON, MRS. W.B. (060320) died March 10 / born April 13, 1848 / married W.B. Hobson Dec. 29, 1865 / had 12 children, 8 living / a daughter is Mrs. E.B. Houston of Lonoke, Arkansas.
Note a relative and great friend of my mother and father was Houston Frederick.
The following is fron Tippah Connecting Families, by Steven Rutherford.
7. Nathaniel Briggs HOBSON (Nathaniel), was born 1824. Nathaniel died 1882 at 58 years of age.
He married twice. He married Sarah Rocinda BUCHANAN. He married Winnie COX.
Nathaniel Briggs HOBSON and Sarah Rocinda BUCHANAN had the following children:
i. Nathaniel J. HOBSON.
ii. William Allen HOBSON.
iii. John C. HOBSON.
iv. Winnie Ada HOBSON.
v. Loutishia HOBSON. She married Lucian WOLFF. (See Lucian WOLFF/Wolfe for the continuation of this line.)
vi. Luther Briggs (Bud) HOBSON.
vii. Lucian HOBSON.
viii. Mary Jane HOBSON was born 20 Oct 1850. Mary died 1900 at 49 years of age. She married William Henry THORNTON 27 Oct 1870. William was born in Tippah Co. MS 17 Oct 1851. William was the son of Christopher Columbus THORNTON and Elizabeth Jane MCCOY. William died 7 Sep., 1930 at 78 years of age. His body was interred in New Salem Cemetery. (See William Henry THORNTON for the continuation of this line.)
ix. Martha Elizabeth HOBSON was born 5 Jul 1854. Martha died 4 May 1913 at 58 years of age. She married Calvin Asbury ROWLAND. Calvin was born 2 Dec 1850. Calvin was the son of Issac Madison ROWLAND and Rebecca CLARK. Calvin died 27 Mar 1914 at 63 years of age. (See Calvin Asbury ROWLAND for the continuation of this line.)
x. Thomas Henderson HOBSON was born 3 Apr 1865.
TIPPAH CO. CONNECTING FAMILYS Page 1 of 1, by Steven Rutherford.
Luther Briggs (Bud) HOBSON (Nathaniel Briggs , Nathaniel, birth date unknown.
He married Laura GLOVER.
Luther Briggs (Bud) HOBSON and Laura GLOVER had the following children:
i. Rufus HOBSON.
ii. Ellis HOBSON.
iii. James HOBSON.
iv. Lassie HOBSON, Note, the following information is written by Ronald L. Hughes.
Lassie Hobson, married H. Everett Wilbanks. Their son was Jack Wilbanks. H. Everett Wilbanks, became a successful lumberman and cotton gin operator in Walnut. Their son Jack Wilbanks, married Mildred Thompson, their son was Phillip Wilbanks.
My father, Leroy Hughes (married to Ruth Rowland), lived with the H. Everett and Lassie Wilbanks family, as a young man, and he became, like, an older brother to Jack Wilbanks.
My father Leroy Hughes and my mother, Ruth Rowland Hughes, lived next door to Jack and Mildred Wilbanks, on the ridge line, north of the H. I. Rowland and H. E. Wilbanks homes, on old Highway 15, south of Highway 72 and across the street from and facing east toward the railroad.
H. Everett Wilbanks and Lassie Hobson Wilbanks (I grew up thanking of them as my grand father and grand mother, I called her Mother Lassie and H. E. Wilbanks, I called Dad Everett), lived on the property that had a large lumber yard, the city water supply and water tower, and, in the 60's, the city swimming pool. According to the book, "Tippah County Heritage, Vol I", In 1938, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wilbanks had the first deep well dug and a water tank installed. This tank was located where the swimming pool is now. It had a capacity of 30,000 gallons. This water system was for their own private use to serve as a prevention against fires in their businesses. After some time other people wanted to use the water and were allowed to do son at a flat rate of $1.50 per month.
Across the street, on the Railroad tracks, was the Cotton Gin, owned by H. E. Wilbanks, where I would play as a young child.
Mother Lasasie Hobson Wilbanks, was, at one time, a school teacher at the Brownfield School. Other teachers at this school, that were probably related to the Rowland / Hobson familys were;
L. B. Hobson, Ruth Thomas Gatlin, Homer Gunn, Lloyd Hopkins, Sadie Thornton, Monroe Street, Robert L. Mohundro, Johnnie Luna Tomlinson, Joe Byrd, Mary Hopkins, and Valca Mitchell.
Dad Everrett and Mother Lassie Wilbanks, reportedly had the first telephone in the community. According to Carol J. Smith's article, written about Walnut, in the "Heritage of Tippah County, Vol I", this telephone was...known as a "check station". Phones were later installed with service from the Ripley exchange.