Category: Notable Characters

  • The Story of the Seven Generals: Volume One,Charles W.Adams

    The Story of the Seven Generals: Volume One,Charles W.Adams

    Charles William Adams is honored as being one of the seven Confederate generals who lived at Helena during the Civil War. Although only really an acting Brigadier General, he was head of a sub-department during the war. He also had two close friends who recommended him to become a Brigadier General. These men were Patrick […]

  • Henderson B. Robinson

    Henderson B. Robinson

    Henderson B. Robinson was the first African American sheriff of Phillips County, Arkansas and held a number of other offices before his death in 1881.

  • Mack Pride

    Mack Pride

    Mack Pride was born December 28, 1907 in Panola County, Mississippi. Mack Pride registered for the draft during World War II on October 16, 1940. He listed his residence as Lambert, MS and A. Baker as his employer. Next of kin was Robert Pride. Article below is taken word for word from the “Clarion Ledger” […]

  • Fred Smith: Founder of Fed Ex

    Fred Smith: Founder of Fed Ex

    Frederick Wallace Smith was born August 11, 1944 in Marks, Mississippi. Soon after the family moved to Memphis. Smith’s father was a success himself who actually founded Dixie Greyhound Bus Lines. Fred was named after his father who dabbled in a number of different endeavors in addition to the bus line. Fred Smith Sr. and […]

  • James T. White

    James T. White

    James T. White was a man who made strong choices throughout his life.  He was a man who could have chosen an easier path, but he followed the way he believed God laid out for him.  White was born in New Providence, Indiana on August 25, 1837.  His parents were James and Catherine.  James White […]

  • William Henry Grey

    William Henry Grey

    William Henry Grey was born December 22, 1829 in Washington, D.C.  His mother was Elizabeth Grey, who was a slave until being  granted her freedom by Henry Alexander Wise. Wise was a U.S. Congressman from Virginia and there were rumors that William was his son.  Although Wise never officially recognized William, he followed him everywhere. […]

  • Maud Jeffries

    Maud Jeffries

    Maud Jeffries was born December 14, 1869 at Willow Farm, near present day Lula.  She was the daughter of James Kenilworth Jeffries and his wife Elizabeth Field.  James Jeffries grew up in Coahoma County and first made an appearance on a U.S. Census there in 1850.  He was with his mother and brother.  Jeffries was […]

  • Jacob N. Donohoo

    Jacob N. Donohoo

    Jacob Newton Donohoo was born December 16, 1853 in Bradley County, Tennessee. Not much is known about his childhood or family.  In his obituary there are two brothers listed in addition to his immediate family.  Their names were the Reverend Frank L. Donohoo and Noah W. Smith of Knoxville.  Frank Donohoo was born about 1858 […]

  • “She was Called to Teach” Nancy Jones

    “She was Called to Teach” Nancy Jones

    Picture from Research provided by the Tunica Museum and Jennie Burton Some people become teachers because they view it as an easy job. It isn’t. Others become teachers because they have a calling.  Nancy Jones had a calling and she followed that belief from Tennessee to Africa and back.  Nancy was born January 8, 1860 […]

  • Duncan “Dusty” Bullock: Baseball and the Rendezvous Lodge

    Duncan “Dusty” Bullock: Baseball and the Rendezvous Lodge

    Road Cop Doing his job.  This is not a picture of Dusty Bullock, but gives you an idea of what he did for a living. Baseball and Road Policeman are usually two jobs not related, but Duncan Percy Bullock became well known as both. Duncan Bullock was born October 11, 1893 in either Ontario, Canada […]