Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Block 10. A Stitch in Time

by Terry Thornton
email: hillcountrymonroecounty@gmail.com

A stitch in time. . . Block 10 of the circa 1931 Friendship Quilt in the Museum of the Itawamba County Historical Society

KIVATTE, Mrs., Block 10

Without a given name, it is usually impossible to identify an individual from the census but Kivatte is so uncommon that a 1930 census search of Itawamba County gives but two possible names for "Mrs. Kivatte."

Mytte Kivatte, 30, wife of Henry Kivatte, 40, a farmer, in Beat 2 residing on the Tupelo-Kirkville Road is most likely the individual named on quilt block 10. Henry and Mytte both have Alabama origins and their household consisted of sons Ellson, 18, and Dowell, 16, and daughters Grace, 15, and Annie M., 14, and step-son Carl E. Manley, 14.

Another possibility is Kindless Kivatte, 18, wife of Alee Kivatte, 19, a farmer, Beat 5, who lived on the Fulton-Smithville Road. Kindless Kivatte was the mother of William H., 10 months.

NANNEY, Mrs., Block 10

"Mrs. Nanney" is either Mrs. Annie Nanney, 40, wife of Clifford Nanney (see Mrs. C. Nanney Block 36) or Vivian A Nanney, 43, wife of Dr. Newman W. Nanney (see information at Ruth Nanney, Block 19 below).

ROBISON, Cora Mrs., Block 10

Cora R. Robison, 54, is listed as the wife of Daniel P. Robison, 51, on the 1930 census of Itawamba County. The Robisons were enumerated on a farm in Beat 2 on Palestine-Baldwyn Road.

VOSS, Lena Mae Mrs., Block 10

No information has been found for Mrs. Lena Mae Voss.

If you have additional information about any of the names on this quilt square, please post a comment below. Your help is needed to "write" the story of this almost eighty-year old quilt.

A stitch in time . . . The 2010 Friendship-Memory Quilt

Would you like your name (or the names of your ancestors or the name of your business) recorded on the 2010 Friendship-Memory Quilt? If so, send $10 donation to the Itawamba Historical Society, PO Box 7, Mantachie, MS 38855. Telephone the Society at 662-282-7664 for additional information about this old-fashioned fund raising project.

Research your ancestors at the Library of the Itawamba Historical Society, Corner of Church Street and Museum Drive, Mantachie, Mississippi. Guests and visitors are welcomed and membership in the Society is encouraged. Membership is $25.00 per year.


Family information from Memories from Itawamba County: A Friendship Quilt circa 1931 --- A Stitch in Time by Terry Thornton with assistance from Members of the Itawamba Historical Society, Itawamba Settlers, Quarterly Journal of the Itawamba County, Mississippi, History and Genealogy. Winter 2009, Pages 143-61.

Square from 1931 Friendship Quilt photographed by Terry Thornton, September 3, 2009, Bond's House Museum, Itawamba Historical Society, Mantachie, Mississippi.

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