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ROBINSON, VARNADO & Other MS Family Research

Updated April 22, 2012

Willie L. Robinson
4005 Kings Circle
Nashville, TN 37218
United States
615-498-6074
Fax: 425-699-1073
Wlr0819@aol.com

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Hello, and welcome to my homepage, "ROBINSON, VARNADO & Other Family Research". Your visit is very much appreciated, and hopefully you will have an enjoyable experience.

I am African-American and my genealogical research focuses mainly on the Mississippi counties of Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Lincoln, Marion, Pearl River, Pike and Walthall. Much of the data in my files relates to some of the early white settlers to the area, and to some of their ancestors and descendants.

The inclusion of most of the data on Caucasians is a result of miscegenation in a slave-slave master relationship in Pike County in 1863. Another incidence of miscegenation which occurred around 1846 with the race roles reversed in gender, has also provided an avenue for similar information with origins in Franklin County to enter my database.

Through this website, one can travel far back in time to places far from Mississippi, and experience an interesting genealogical trip along the way. Although I encourage visitors to check out as many of my links as possible, "PIKE COUNTY, MS MAGEE-VARNADO HERITAGE" is a good starting point to gain insight into the depth of my research.

If you make a family connection with any name in my files and would like to contribute to my research, I encourage you to contact me and do so. Likewise, if you notice any information on this page that appears to be in error, please contact me and bring it to my attention. Contacts for either reason will be greatly appreciated. I am also willing to share information I have with others.

Some of the surnames of interest to me in my research are ALEXANDER, AMOS, ARNOLD, BACOT, BAILEY, BARNES, BLACK, BOWIE, BRUMFIELD, BYRD, CASTON, COLLINS, CONERLY, CONEY, COOK, CROCKETT, CROSSLEY, DILLON, DOWNS, DUNN, ELLZEY, FAIRMAN, GATLIN, GINN, GREEN, HANEY, HARDY, HAYWOOD, HORNSBY, HUGHES, JOHNSON, KEYS, LANE, LEE, LENOIR, MAGEE, MARSHALL, McNULTY, MITCHELL, MIXON, MOSES, PEAVY, PORTER, RANCIFER, RAYBORN, RICHARD(S), ROBINSON, ROSS, SIMMONS, SMITH, SPURLOCK, STALLING(S), STEWART, TATE, TAYLOR, THOMAS, TRUVILLION, VARNADO, WALLACE, WATTS, WELLS, WILCHER, WINSTON and YANKAWAY.

The "User Home Page Report" below contains an index of all the names in my database, which now number more than 41,000. Upon request, any name in my files can be posted on this page to show a kinship report, a genealogy report, or an outline descendant tree. Please continue on as you may meet someone you know. Before leaving, please let me know who you are by taking a few minutes to sign my guestbook located under RELATED LINKS below.

Thank you very much for your visit. Tell your family and friends, and do stop by again soon!



Family Photos

  • Ulius "Lish" Amos, Sr. (35 KB)
    Ulius "Lish" Amos, Sr. is the son of Frank Amos and Leah Arnold Amos. He was born in Copiah County, Mississippi, on June 20, 1911. Ulius married Madeline Pierce on September 4, 1931, in Lincoln County, Mississippi. Madeline is the daughter of Henry Pierce and Naomi Adams Pierce. Ulius and Madeline are the parents of one daughter, Bernie Lee Amos. On February 23, 1951, Ulius married Ethel Allen, daughter of Salor Allen and Becia Scott Allen in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. Ulish and Ethel are the parents of nine children, five daughters and four sons. Ulius died at his home in Quentin, Franklin County, MS, at about 9:00 PM on Monday, September 22, 2003. He was buried in the Amos Family Cemetery located on Highway 84 in Quentin on September 28, 2003.
  • Edith Marie "Kitty" Robinson Norwood (68 KB)
    Edith Marie "Kitty" Robinson was born in Norfield, Lincoln County, Mississippi. She is the daughter of Thornton Edgar "T.E." Robinson and Narsis Bailey Robinson. Edith Marie married Willie Howard Norwood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the mid-1950s, and they are the parents of three children, Jerome, Alfronse and Andrea. A fourth child, Debra A., was born in 1959 and she died as a young child. Edith Marie also has three grandchildren.
  • Leah Arnold Amos (39 KB)
    Leah Arnold was born in Copiah County, Mississippi on November 25, 1888, to parents Eliza Haney and Edgar Arnold. Leah married Frank Amos in Copiah County, Mississippi, on November 30, 1906. She and Frank were the parents of eleven children, seven daughters and four sons. Leah died on January 21, 1961, while living in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana with her daughter Ethel Mae and her husband Fred Lee Major.
  • Eugene J. "Tuddy" Robinson (49 KB)
    Eugene was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi to parents Thornton Edgar "T.E." Robinson and Narsis Bailey Robinson. He married Betty Jean Vaughn in June 1956. Their children are Edna, Ernest Eugene, James, Joyce, Brenda and Barbara Jean. Shirley Vaughn is Eugene's stepdaughter, and he is also the father of daughters Burnadette Garner and Julia Ann Porter.
  • The Ulius Amos Family & Sister Louise (43 KB)
    This photo of the Ulius Amos family with sister Louise Amos Watts was taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s in Quentin, Franklin County, Mississippi.
  • Frank Amos (33 KB)
    Frank Amos was the son of Martha Owens and Alexander Amos. He was born in Copiah County, Mississippi in April 1887. Frank married Leah Arnold, daughter of Eliza Haney and Edgar Arnold, in Copiah County on November 30, 1906. Frank and Leah had eleven children, seven daughters and four sons. For part of Frank's life, he was a sawmill worker, and a picture of him shows he also worked on the railroad. He died on September 20, 1948, while living in Quentin, Franklin County, Mississippi.
  • Lenora Amos Robinson Keys (42 KB)
    On October 18, 1924, Lenora Amos was born in Copiah County, Mississippi to parents Leah Arnold and Frank Amos. She was the ninth child born to the couple. On September 30, 1942 in Lincoln County, Mississippi, Lenora married Willie Ivy Robinson, son of Narsis Bailey and Thornton Edgar Robinson. To this union was born Willie Edgar Lee Robinson. Lenora later married Major Scott Keys, son of Earler L. Scott and Anderson Keys. Lenora and Major Scott were the parents of Charlie Edward Keys. Lenora was also the mother of Mary Celene Byrd, daughter of Curtis Bacot. Lenora died on April 16, 1969, in Picayune, Pearl River County, Mississippi.
  • Eva Nell Amos Truvillion (47 KB)
    Eva Nell Amos was born on January 5, 1910, in Copiah County, Mississippi, to parents Leah Arnold and Frank Amos. Eva Nell was the second daughter and second child born to Leah and Frank. On September 1, 1928, in Lincoln County, Mississippi, she married Ernest Truvillion, son of Lue Anna McCoy and Jim Truvillion. Eva Nell was the mother of twelve children. She died in Brookhaven in Lincoln County on October 11, 1949, shortly after the birth of her son, Amos Truvillion.
  • Stephen "Stevie" Wallace (52 KB)
    Stephen "Stevie" Wallace was born on October 10, 1918, in Pike County, Mississippi. He was the son of Thornton Edgar Robinson and Arie Gordon. Stevie was raised by his stepfather, Clem Wallace, and thus used Clem's name. Stevie married Virginia Porter, daughter of Ruben Porter and Orica Redd. They were married in Pike County. Stevie and Virginia were the parents of Virginia, Nathaniel and Billy Oshay. Stevie was also the father of Jimmy Lee Robinson, son of Catherine William. Stevie died in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 24, 2000.
  • Arcada Elizabeth Moak Montgomery (30 KB)
    Arcada Elizabeth Moak was born in Mississippi, on February 18, 1849. She was the daughter of John Moak and Nancy Roberts. Arcada was the wife of Constantine Montgomery, and the mother of William Rufus, Martha, Nancy C. "Nannie", Lewis O., Caldonia, Mary Blanche, Elena, Lorena and two other sons who died young. She died in Lincoln County, Mississippi, on July 4, 1924, and she is buried in the family cemetery near their home which is said to have been built more than two hundred years ago.
  • Willie Ivy Robinson (39 KB)
    Willie Ivy Robinson was born on March 20, 1923, in Norfield, Lincoln County, Mississippi. He was the oldest son of Thornton Edgar Robinson and Narsis Bailey Robinson. In 1942, Willie married Lenora Amos, daughter of Frank Amos and Leah Arnold Amos. He and Lenora were the parents of Willie Edgar Lee Robinson. Willie entered the United States Army and served in Europe during World War II. In 1950, Willie married Mary Mixon, daughter of Samson Mixon and Pearl Beachman Mixon. He and Mary were the parents of daughter Shirley Marie Robinson. Willie later married Cassie B. Williamson, daughter of Augusta Williamson and Mary Poe Williamson. Willie died on September 26, 2000, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he is buried at the National Cemetery in Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin.
  • Edgar Arnold (23 KB)
    About 1868, Edgar Arnold was born to parents Leah Gordon and Allen Arnold in Copiah County, Mississippi. Edgar was the father of Leah Arnold, daughter of Eliza Haney, daugher of Nancy and Demon Haney. In 1893, Edgar married Maggie Adams. To this couple, at least four children were born, two daughters and two sons. Following Maggie's death in 1925, Edgar married Amanda Adams, widow of Jonas Freeman, on November 5, 1933. Edgar died in Union Church, Copiah County, Mississippi, on May 31, 1947.
  • Widows of Three Amos Brothers (92 KB)
    At the Amos Family Reunion in Union Church, Jefferson County, MS on July 9, 2005, widows of three Amos brothers were in attendance. From left to right are, Ethel A. Ross Amos (Willie Frank Amos), Ethel Allen Amos (Ulish Amos) and Mary E. Bowie Amos (Alex Amos II). Cecil J. Jones Amos, widow of Eddie Edgar Amos, did not attend the reunion.
  • Constantine Montgomery (53 KB)
    Constantine Montgomery was born in Pike County, Mississippi, on February 16, 1843. He was the son of William Montgomery and Serena Albritton Montgomery. Constantine was the husband of Arcada Elizabeth Moak Montgomery, and the father of William Rufus, Martha, Nancy C. "Nannie", Lewis O., Caldonia, Mary Blanche, Elena, Lorena and two other sons who died young. Accordging to a book written about the life and works of Constantine Jabus "J.C.", a grandson, Constantine intervened to prevent members of the Ku Klux Klan from giving members of the Robinson famly whippings for being more prosperous than some of their white neighbors. He died in Lincoln County on October 28, 1919, and he is buried in the family cemetery near their home which was built more than two hundred years ago.
  • Lillie Belle Amos (36 KB)
    Lillie Belle was born in 1922, in Copiah County, Mississippi to parents Leah Arnold and Frank Amos. She was the eighth child born to the couple. On January 24, 1942, Lillie Belle married Ellis Tucker in Wesson, Lincoln County, Mississippi. For many years, Lillie Belle did domestic work for well-known families in Gulfport, Mississippi and Chicago, Illinois. She had no children of her own. Aunt Lillie died in Brookhaven, Mississippi on October 13, 2007.
  • Thornton Edgar "T. E." Robinson (60 KB)
    Thornton Edgar Robinson, also known as T.E., was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi on August 11, 1888. He was the son of Ivey Robinson and Elizabeth Dunn Robinson. On May 16, 1918, T.E. married Narsis Bailey in either the Mississippi County of Lincoln or Pike. Narsis was the daughter of Eugene Bailey and Mariah Hardy Bailey. T.E. served in the army during World War I. He and Narsis were the parents of six children, four son and two daughters. Children born to the couple were Mary Elizabeth, Willie Ivy, Eugene J., Silas Milton, Tycer M. and Edith Marie. In October 1933, T.E. fell from a wagon while riding on a stack of hay not far from his home in Lincoln County. The accident lead to his death shortly thereafter. T.E. was also the father of Eddie Robinson, son of Hattie Jackson, and Stephen "Stevie" Wallace, son of Arie Gordon.
  • Rembert Morris "R. M." Redd (68 KB)
    R.M. Redd is a son of the late Zelmer Morris Redd and Willie Victoria Phillips Redd. He was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi. R.M. is married to Sylvia Ann Smith Redd, and they are the parents of five children, Timothy Morris, Sylvia Denise, Tammy Loretta, Jeffery Bryant and Christopher Allen. He is a great-grandson of Constantine Montgomery, the man who took a stance to protect his black neighboring Robinson family from the Ku Klux Klan after the group decided the family members needed to be whipped because they were more prosperous than some of their white neighbors.
 

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