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Anderson, Joseph Rankin
Anderson, Joseph R., M. D., representative physician and surgeon of Lamar county, is engaged in the practice of his profession in Sumrall, where he is associated with Dr. Joseph M. Clark, under the firm name of Anderson & Clark, and where he is also engaged in the drug business, being associated with Jno. H. Nutt. Dr. Anderson was born in Perry county, Miss., and is a son of Daniel A. and Henrietta (Stafford) Anderson, the former of whom was likewise born in Perry county, scion of one of the honored pioneer families of Mississippi, while the latter was born in Georgia, whence her parents removed to Mississippi when she was a child. Dr. Anderson passed his boyhood days on the homestead place in Perry county and was accorded excellent educational advantages in the public schools. He was matriculated in the Memphis Hospital medical college, at Memphis, Tenn., where he completed the prescribed courses of study and work in medicine and surgery and was graduated as a member of the class of 1902, receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine from this well equipped institution, which has not only the best of instructors and accessories, but also specially fine clinical advantages. Shortly after his graduation Dr. Anderson located in Lamar county, where he has met with gratifying reception both personally and professionally, being one of the successful physicians and surgeons of the county and also one of the representative business men of the new and rapidly growing little city of Sumrall, in which he is associated with Dr. Clark in the ownership and conducting of the only drug store. He is local surgeon for the Mississippi Central railroad and is identified with the county medical society, as well as that of the State ; is a Democrat in his political allegiance, taking a loyal interest in public affairs of a local order; is a member of the Baptist church, and is identified with the Masonic fraternity and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Source:Mississippi Biography Vol III 1907 -- Transcribed by Gene Phillips
Added 14 Jan 2018

Draughn, Gabriel Dantzler
GABRIEL DANTZLER DRAUGHN of New Augusta, representative from Perry County, was born April 14, 1854, near Augusta, Perry County. Mississippi. He is the son of Rufus T. and Sabry Ann (Davis) Draughn. who came from South Carolina in 1819 and first settled near the place where their son was born and reared. The Draughns came to Mississippi with that tide of splendid pioneer emigration that flowed southward from the Carolinas to help make up some of the finest com­munities of the State. Representative Draughn grew up on his father's farm, and was educated in the schools of his community during and after the Civil War. He has continued to reside in the community where he was born and has always followed the occupation of farming In which he is intensely interested. He is one of the prominent farmers of his district. From 1908 to 1912 he served as a member of the Board of Supervisors of Perry County, an office in which he gave entire satisfaction, Having become widely known in his community for his good business sense and high ideals of public service he was at the solicitation of the voters of his county induced to enter State politics. In 1915 he was elected to the House of Representatives of Mississippi, and has been an able member of the following committees: Agri­culture; Fees and Salaries; Federal Relations; Liquor Traffic; Propositions and Grievances. Mr. Draughn is a Democrat, a member of the Baptist Church, a Mason and a Woodman of the World. He was married December 1, 1875 to Jane James, daughter of Phillip James and his wife, Mary (Smith) James. They had four children, Susie, Cora, Rufus Ford and India. His first wife died in February 1888. He later married Katie Hinton, daughter of William Hinton and Martha (Everett) Hinton. They had three children, Ralph, Martha, and Hinton James. His wife died November 15, 1893. and he was again married January 11, 1897, to Martha Elizabeth Carpenter, daughter of James Carpenter and Martha (Hinton) Carpenter. They have three children. Blanche, Liston and Prosper.
Legislative Biographies -- Gene P.
Added 28 Feb 2017

McLain, William I.
William I. McLain of Richton, Representative from Greene County, was born July 22, 1890, In the country near Richton. He is the son of John A. McLain and Margaret Emily (Jones) McLain. The father, John A. McLain, is the son of John McLain and Eliza McLain, of Richton (R. 1), Mississippi, where he was born. He took up the occupation of farming and has pursued it successfully. The grandfather, John McLain, served for a short time as a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; and his father. Alex­ander McLain, great-grandfather of the subject of our sketch, held the office of Chancery Judge and was one of the prominent men of his locality. The family of William I. McLain's mother lived at Avera, Mississippi. Her father and mother were Enoch S. and Susan Jones. Mr. McLain obtained his early education at the Public School in Indian Hill, where his instructors carefully prepared him for college. He secured his high school training at the Mississippi Heights Academy at Nine Mountain at which institution he was graduated with honors. He then entered upon a professional course to fit himself for teaching, in 1912, at Brookhaven, Mississippi. In 1914 he began his work in that profession, and has been teaching successfully ever since. He is also much interested in farming, and is an active member of the Farmer's Educational Co-operative Union of America, in which he holds the responsible office of Secretary and Treasurer. His interest in public affairs and especially in the educational progress of the State prompted him to enter politics where he could influence legislation upon all needful reforms and progressive measures touching the State's welfare. In 1915 he received the nomination to the State Legislature, and was elected to that body, where he has done excellent work on the following committees, al­though he is one of the youngest members of the House: Appropriations; Claims; Census and Apportionment; Eleemonsynary Institutions. Mr. McLain is a Democrat, and a member of the Baptist Church. He takes a great deal of interest in religious work, and has been Sunday School Superintendent and President of the B. Y. P. U. On August 26, 1915, at Algoma, Mississippi, he was married to Miss Gertie Tate, daughter of James and Zadie Tate of that place.
Legislative Biographies -- Gene P.
Added 28 Feb 2017

Hinton, William Riley
William Riley Hinton (13 Mar 1791-13 Mar 1863) was born in Johnston County, North Carolina and died in Perry County, Mississippi. Burial at Wingate Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi. He served in the War of 1812, Capt. Joseph P. Kennedy's Company, Mississippi Militia Military Service 11 Feb 1813. He was the second son of Jesse Hinton and Sarah Brauner and came to Mississippi with his father's entire family. Martha Jane Everett (30 Oct 1810-28 May 1893) came from Georgia and m. William Riley Hinton (20 Feb 1828) in Simpson County, Mississippi. They settled on Coleman Creek northeast of his father's place. They had 14 children, three of whom married close relatives due to a shortage of young people in the area. He also raised his oldest daughter's six children after the death of her husband. Three of his sons served in the Civil War.

Children of William Riley Hinton and Martha Jane Everett Hinton:

1. Martha Hinton Carpenter b. 1 Oct 1829 d. 10 Feb 1867 m. 27 Nov 1849 James Alexander Carpenter b. 18 Jul 1803 d. 9 Mar 1899. They had children born both in Bayou LaBatre, Alabama and Perry County, Mississippi. Burial unknown.
2. Mary Hinton Mixon b. 1 Mar 1832 d. 12 Apr 1851. Burial at Wingate Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi m. 1850 Reuben Mixon b. 27 Jul 1825 d. 2 Oct. 1862. Burial unknown.
3. Sarah Hinton Hinton, b. 17 Sep 1834 d. 13 Jan 1896 m. Joshua A. Hinton b. 1831, son of Robert Hinton. Burial at Josh Hinton Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.
4. William Riley Hinton, Jr. b. 2 Apr 1837 d.1915 m. 1871 Ella Jane Strickland b. 1 Apr 1841 d. 4 Jan 1918. Burial in Perry County, Mississippi.
5. Elizabeth Hinton Hinton b. 15 May 1839 d. 25 Nov 1914 m. 1873 General Jackson Hinton, Sr., son of William (Bill) Hinton and Ellender Elizabeth Edwards, b. 12 Oct 1845 d. 4 Dec 1925, Perry County, Mississippi. Burial at unnamed Hinton Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.
6. Jesse Hinton b. 10 Oct 1841 d. 28 Oct 1910 m. 1870 Laura A. Edwards b. 31 Oct 1853 d. 10 Jun 1900. Burial in Hinton Family Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.
7. Thomas Everett Hinton b. 25 Aug 1843 d. 21 Nov 1918 m. Truissa Jane Breland Herring b. 10 Mar 1838 d. 14 Dec 1908. Burial at Hinton Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.
8. Sally Hinton, b. 1845
9. James Hinton b. 14 Mar 1846 d. 1855. Burial at Wingate Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.
10. Susan (Sally) Hinton Hinton b. 10 Sep 1848 d. 10 Oct 1921 m. 1870 Jeptha P. Hinton b. 22 Sep 1846 d. 17 Feb 1912, son of William Hinton. Burial at Hintonville Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.
11. Catherine "Katie" Hinton Draughn b. 28 Apr 1851 d. 15 Nov 1893 m. 1888 Gabriel D. Draughn b. 14 Apr 1854 d. 13 Mar 1933. Burial at James Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.
12. David Kalb "Pomp" Hinton b. 8 Oct 1853 d. 3 Aug 1919 m. 21 Oct 1879 Launa Jane Bradley b. 15 Jul 1856 d. 7 Jul 1935. Burial at Hinton Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.
13. Cade M. Hinton b. 15 Mar 1856 d. 6 Feb 1921. Burial at Seminary Baptist Church Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.
(1st m. 1884 Mary Louisa McDonald b. 22 Jan 1864 d. 14 Jan 1894. Burial at Hinton-Edwards Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.)
(2nd m. 1895 Mamie M. Lott b. 1870 d. 1907. Burial at Sunset Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.)
(3rd m. 1906 Delia Andrews b. 1871 d. 1927. Burial at Seminary Baptist Church Cemetery, Perry County, Mississippi.)
14. Missouri Ann Hinton Pierce b. 1858 m. 1881 Isaac Pierce b. 1858. Burial unknown.
[Submitted by Gene P from collected genealogy information, additional information by Eloise W.]
Updated 7 Jul 2017

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