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William (W.D.) Morehead

William (W.D.) Morehead

Dennis Knox (View posts)
Posted: 960344036000
I am looking for any information on William or W.D. Morehead.
He would have been my great-great grandfather. I don't know
where he was born, but I believe he died in or around Grapeland
or Slocum,Texas. I know that he got married in
Jackson, Mississippi in 1872. My grandmother said he married a
woman named Frances Agent who she thinks was a Cherokee Indian.
I also know that William or W.D. Morehead had the following brothers:
J.H. Morehead,
W.H. Morehead,
D.J. Morehead,
B.W. Morehead,and
A.B. Morehead.
I know that there were some sisters also but I retrieved this information
from an old obituary of W.D.'s wife and the sisters of W.D. were only listed by their married names.
I would really appreciate any information anyone could give me. I have no known living relatives
who can connect me with my Morehead heritage.


Jparksmoorehead (View posts)
Posted: 965495906000
Dennis, I am a moorehead (morehead). To my knowledge, all of the morehead's in Mississippi were related. I am from MS and have started doing some research. Please share with me the information you have as to what Morehead relative you have and especially from MS. Perhaps I can help.

William Moorehead

jparksmoorehead (View posts)
Posted: 965503497000
Dennis, The only thing I can find is a J H morehead received a marriage license on 1/23/1907 in Neshoba County, MS. I got thie from the Abstracts of Marriage Records.


Dennis Knox (View posts)
Posted: 965517577000
My great-grandmother was named Allie Morehead. Her Father was W.D. Morehead and her mother was Frances Agent. That is pretty much all the info I had until I found this Obituary for Frances Agent (Mrs. W.D. Morehead). Here is how the obituary reads:

"Mrs. W.D. Morehead
February 24, 1936

Mrs W.D. Morehead, who would have been 82 years old on March 5, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs Marshall Lively, at Slocum, of pneumonia after 3 weeks illness.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Guiceland Cemetary, two miles East of Elkhart...

Survivors are seven sons, J.H. Morehead of Bryan, W.H. Morehead of Crockett, D.J. Morehead of Chambers Community, B.W. Morehead of Salmon, A.B. Morehead of Slocum; Three daughters, Mrs. D.E. Leatherwood of Salmon, Mrs. W.D. Lemons of Grapeland and Mrs. Marshall Lively of Slocum...

Mrs. Morehead was born March 5, 1854 in Mississippi. In 1872 she was married at Jackson , Miss. to W.D. Morehead. They came to Texas about 45 years ago, first settling in Bryan, but removing to Anderson County 40 years ago. Mrs Morehead had resided in the Elkhart Community since coming to this county. Her husband died in 1913 and was buried in Guiceland Cemetary..."

I know that Mrs. W.D. Morehead (her maiden name=Frances Agent) was either a Choctaw or Cherokee Indian

If the J.H. Morehead you mentioned in your e-mail and the one in this article are the same one, then Frances Agent would be his mother.
I haven't been able to locate any more info on the Morehead family but I am extremely interested in learning anything you might know or find.
I hope this info helps you in some way!

Dennis Knox


Posted: 968283593000
Edited: 993429261000
I have Moreheads in my family line and have been told they were Cherokee. Finding very little info. tho. Nancy at


earline smith (View posts)
Posted: 969308696000
I have a grandfather John Walter Morehead that was fullblood Choctaw. and he was from Neshoba, Co Miss.
He was born abt the Choctaw nation
He married Medie Roberson.I am wondering
If Your Mrs.Morehead Married my Grandfather's brother.I am having a hard
time finding anything out about these people
The Indians were so afraid of the government
they use to hide and not take the census.
Would you happen to know what part of Ms.
your lady was from?
I am very interested in any information you
may have.Please e-mail me
Thank you.
Earline Smith


Dennis Knox (View posts)
Posted: 969317708000
I am not sure where mrs. Morehead was from. All I know is that she was married in Jackson, Missisippi. It seems that all of the Moreheads that were listed in the obituary ended up in Texas. The only information that I have about this side of my family is what I found in that obituary. Unfortunately my grandmother was too young to remember much about that side of the family.
I am skeptical, however, that the Morehead that you are looking for and the ones that I am looking for are the same ones. I don't remember ever hearing that the Moreheads I am looking for were of Indian descent. Mrs. Morehead (Frances Agent) was either Choctaw or Cherokee (no one remembers which), but I don't think the Moreheads themselves were Native Americans. I could be wrong, though, like I mentioned my sources of information are extremely limited. I have some pictures of some folks named Dawson and Luther Morehead who fought in WWI, and they don't look Indian. I aslo have A picture of a man named Milton Morehead and he doesn't Indian either, but it is hard to tell sometimes. These pictures are at least 100 yrs old, so maybe the names of these folks will ring a bell with the ones you are looking for. I hope some of this helps you! If you find out something please let me know. Thanks,
Dennis Knox


Earline Smith (View posts)
Posted: 969347857000
Thanks Dennis,but the moreheads that I am looking for are all native americans from
Neshoba Co.Ms. There is a very large Indian
Reservation[Choctaw] in Philadelphia.Ms.
Earline Smith

moorehead's of neshoba county, ms

jparks moorehead (View posts)
Posted: 970253633000
I was born in neshoba county, ms and to my knowledge there were no native american named moorehead. The origin is from england or ireland. I have some information back to my great grandfather and none of the names match.

Mississippi Morehead origin

Barbara King (View posts)
Posted: 978350945000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1082056588000
Surnames: Morehead
Most of the Mississippi Moreheads/Muirheads were descendents of Henry Morehead (b. Va. 1763, d. Holmes Co. MS 1845). Among the many places he lived was Hickman County TN. he had children Nicholas (b. 1789), John (b. 1792), Charles (b. 1794), William ( b. 1795), Henry, Jr. (b. 1796), Jocob (b. 1798), Minerva (b. 1802)and Gresham Stranger (b. 1804). They lived in several MS counties. Some later moved to Arkansas, some to Texas. They were of Scottish descendent. They were kicked out of Scotland in the late 1600's for religious reasons. It is possible that some married Indian women, as they lived on the frontier in TN and MS, in areas that were close to or in indian hands. They were not full-blooded American Indian. There is pretty good documentation on the Moreheads in Mississippi and their origin.
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