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Day: November 2, 2018

Dr. Johnathan Smith Bostick

Johnathan Smith Bostick was born in 1806 in North Carolina and moved to Tennessee with his family.  He married Margaret M. Elliott on November 4, 1844 in Rutherford County.  He started a medical practice in Murfreesboro.  They had four children, but times were hard in those days.  All of his kids died young with the… Read More ›

Maud Jeffries

Maud Evelyn Craven 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…. Read More ›

Dundee, Mississippi

Dundee was founded around 1885 in Southern Tunica County along the Yazoo and Missouri Valley Railroad.  Since J.B. Carnes owned most of the land in this area, the community was named Carnesille.  He gave land for the site of the first depot. The name was changed though because there was confusion with another community named… Read More ›

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