ARMSTRONG, Graves, Block 41
Graves Armstrong was the son of James Madison Armstrong 1824 - 1900 and Rachel Paulina Riley Armstrong 1841 - 1930.
The 1880 census of Lee County shows that Graves Armstrong's parents were in District 1: the farming family consisted of James, 56, wife Rachel, 38, sons James, 29, Willie, 18, Charley, 16, Albert, 13, and Paul, 8, and daughters Mary, 23 and Sallie, 5.
The 1900 census of Richmond in Lee County lists the family as James, 76, Rachel, 48, Paul, 28, Sarah 24, and Graves Armstrong, 17.
Graves Armstrong 1882 - 1909 married Katie Inez Armstrong 1885 - 1931.
BOURLAND, Reba, Block 31
Reba Mary Dilworth Bourland 1896 - 1973, was the daughter of Benjamin W. Dilworth and Alice Kirkpatrick Dilworth. Reba Mary Dilworth Bourland had daughters Mary and Martha.
SHEFFIELD, J.E., Block 41
John E. Sheffield, husband of Willie, is listed on the 1910 census of Fawn Grove. Then he was 25 years old, a farmer; his wife Willie was 25 and they had a daughter Onida, age 4. The census image indicates that they lived on Tupelo-Mantachie Road.
The 1920 census shows the John Sheffield family within the Mantachie Precinct. John was then 37, Willie 34, daughters Onida 13 and Evelyn 5, and son Carlton Sheffield made up the family.
By 1930, John Sheffield was a merchant on Main Street, Fulton. The 1930 census included the following: John Sheffield, 46, wife Willie, 37, son Carlton, 19, and daughter Evelyne, 16.
SHEFFIELD, Willie, Block 41
According to IHS member Joe Sheffield, this is Mrs. John Sheffield.
Willie Sheffield was the wife of John E. Sheffield. On the 1910 census they were enumerated as farmers in the Fawn Grove community on Tupelo-Mantachie Road. Then John Sheffield was 25 years old, Willie was listed as 25, and daughter Onida was 4 years.
In the 1920 Mantachie census, Willie Sheffield, 34, is listed as the wife of John Sheffield, 37, along with daughters Onida, 13, Evelyn, 5, and son Carlton, 8.
On the 1930 Fulton census, the family is shown on Main Street where John Sheffield, 46, was a merchant. Willie, 37, son Carlton, 19, and daughter Evelyne, 16, were included in the household.
Her husband, John E. Sheffield, is also named on Block 41.
WADDLE, Yancy, Block 41
Yancy Waddle is listed on the 1910 census of Mantachie as a 1 year old. He was enumerated with his parents T.A. Waddle, 54, farmer, and Dora 43, sisters Ethel, 20, Mannie, 18, L.L., 17, and Benny, 12, and brothers Leton, 6 and Claron, 4.
Yansie Waddle was on the 1920 census of Oak Grove. His father's household then consisted of Lonnie Waddle, 65, Sarah Waddle, 53, Leaton, 16, Clarion, 13, and Yansie, 10.
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