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From England to the Carolinas, to Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, it's a never ending search for family. I thought the title "The Mississippi Mutts" suited us since my ancestors are from different races. From Choctaw and Cherokee to English, French, Mexican and African American, we are all family, regardless of our skin color.

My sources come from interviews, census records, cemetery visits, and other family member's research over the years. I would like to thank everyone who helped me in my quest for my ancestors. Needless to say, there have been a few surprises along this journey. You never really know who you are related to until you start digging! Feel free to personally email me:

Updated March 25, 2008


Mary Orr

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  • Lela Murtis Peach (115 KB)
    Another sister of Simon Peach.
  • Micajah and Margaret Pierce Blackwell (19 KB)
    Micajah and Margaret Pierce Blackwell are my ggg-grandparents on my mother's side of the family.
  • Lorissa Shaw Birdsong (210 KB)
    I am not positive, but I think this is Lorissa Shaw Birdsong. She and her sister, Rosa Lee were put in the Water Valley, MS orphanage when their mother died.
  • Ellen Peach Murphy (8 KB)
    Ellen Peach married Daniel Murphy. She was one of Simon's sisters.
  • Pascal and Florence Blackwell (45 KB)
    They are my gg-grandparents on my mother's side.
  • Berdie Peach Hyde and son Ravis (91 KB)
    This photo is my grandmother Berdie and my father, Ravis Lee
  • John Peach (7 KB)
    John is the father of Simon, Elizabeth, Mary, Laura, Cynthia, John, Willburnia, Evalcus, Alice, Lela Murtis, Ellen,and Isabelle.
  • Berdie Peach Hyde (96 KB)
    Maw Maw Berdie raised me from the age of 2.
  • Shaw or England (100 KB)
    These two women are either Shaws or Englands. My aunt couldn't remember. The photo was probably taken in Webster County, MS
  • Simon Peach (9 KB)
    This is George Micheal Peach's father.
  • Rodgie Doyle Sutton (847 KB)
    Rodgie Doyle is buried in Montevista Cemetery in Webster County MS. He was murdered.
  • Lonnie Lee Hyde (450 KB)
    My grandfather Lonnie.
  • Tamzy Gaskin Peach (5 KB)
    Tamzy is the wife of John Peach
  • George Mike Peach and family (240 KB)
    This photo is of George Mike and Audie Delma (Sutton) Peach and 2 of their daughters. I was told the photo was probably taken in Peppertown which was a community in Webster County, MS
  • Marion Hyde (92 KB)
    No one seems to know who Marion's parents are. He was born around 1853. The back of the photo states that he died young at 39 years old. He married a Susan Spencer from the Webster/Calhoun County, MS area.
  • Mary and Ravis (148 KB)
    This photo was taken around 1964 of my brother and I.
  • Evalcus Doc Peach (3 KB)
    This is one of Simon Peach's brothers
  • Audie Delma Sutton Peach (112 KB)
    Miss Audie married George Michael Peach. They lived in the Calhoun and Webster county MS area for years.When George died in 1955, Audie moved to Houston, TX to be near some relatives.
  • Charlie Hyde (667 KB)
    Charlie died young somewhere in the Mississippi Delta.
  • John Peach (7 KB)
    John Peach is my ggg-grandfather. His son was Simon Peach.
  • Unknown Dalton or Sutton (1120 KB)
    I believe this person to be a Dalton or Sutton, who was related to my MawMaw Berdie, since those names were in her side of the family.
  • Alma Hyde Poyner and Louis (182 KB)
    Alma and Louis lived in Michigan. She was a sister to my grandfather Lonnie Hyde.
  • Isabella Hodge Peach (12 KB)
    She is a sister of Simon Peach. Her father was John Peach.
  • James (Jim) Curtis Hyde (158 KB)
    Jim was my grandfather Lonnie Hyde's half brother.
  • Cynthia Melvina Peach Maughan (438 KB)
    She is a sister to Simon Peach.
  • John William Hyde (68 KB)
    John was a half brother to Lonnie Hyde. Their father was William Jefferson Hyde.

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