Location: Tupelo Mississippi

Mission’s Among the Southern Indians

In the year 1819 the Synod of South Carolina resolved to establish a mission among the Southern Indians east of the Mississippi river. The Cherokees, Muskogee’s, Seminoles, Choctaws and Chickasaws then occupied Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Rev. David Humphries offered to take charge of the intended mission. He was directed to visit the Indians, obtain their consent and select a suitable location. Rev. T. C. Stewart, then a young licentiate, offered himself as a companion to Mr. Humphries. They first visited the Muskogee’s (Creeks), who, in a council of the Nation, declined their proposition. They then traveled through...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Pearl V. Sisson

(See Cordery) Pearl Victoria, daughter of J. F. and Cecilia (Gibson) Haas was born at Tupelo, Lee County Mississippi on August 29, 1879. She married at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory December 4, 1893 Charles Harris Sisson, born November 26, 1859. They are the parents of: Charles Harris born November 5, 1894; Jessie May born July 2, 1896; Sue born December 14, 1898; Mary born January 13, 1900 and Emma Pauline born May 8. 1902. Charles Harris Sisson was appointed Circuit Judge of the Cherokee Nation on May 1, 1897 and elected to Council from Illinois District on August 3,...

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Biography of Joseph Tolover Hairston

One of the prominent citizens of Salina is Joseph Tolover Hairston, who was born on the 10th of March, 1862, at Saltillo, Mississippi. The Hairston family is of Scotch descent, its progenitor in this country having migrated from Scotland to Virginia at an early day. His sons, William, John and Peter, removed to South Carolina during the Revolutionary war, and William and John have many descendants in the southern states. The grandfather of Joseph Tolover was William Hairston, who died in his eightieth year. His son, Little Tolover Hairston, fought in the Civil war and was killed at Chickamauga at 4:30 o’clock in the afternoon of September 20, 1863, in the last charge on Snodgrass Hill. He was survived by his widow and two children. She was the daughter of Reuben Morgan, who removed from South Carolina to Mississippi in 1842 and was a large landowner and prominent agriculturist there. His demise occurred in 1860. Sometime after Mr. Hairston’s death, Mrs. Hairston was again married, becoming the wife of Edward G. Norris. Her demise occurred on the 17th of March, 1919. In the acquirement of an education, Joseph Tolover Hairston attended the public schools of Mississippi and in early life became a house and bridge carpenter. In 1888 he came to Oklahoma, then Indian Territory, and engaged in farming and stock raising until 1895, also doing some general contracting....

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Planting, Clarence A. – Obituary

Clarence A. Planting, 76, of 3515 Pepperwood Dr., Boise, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1986, in a Boise hospital of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Central Assembly Christian Life Center. Revs. Roy Strayer and Haskell Yadon will officiate. Burial will follow in Cloverdale Cemetery, under direction of the Alden-Waggoner Chapel. Mr. Planting, retired Ada County Clerk, was born Sept. 13, 1909, at his grandparents’ home in Astoria, Ore., a son of John W. and Mary Ring Planting whose home was at Helix, Ore. He attended schools in Pendleton, Ore., and graduated from Helix High School in 1928. After graduation he farmed with his father. He was active in evangelizing among the Finnish people in the Long Valley area of Idaho during the early 1930’s. In recent years, he conducted many funerals for his longtime Finnish friends. He moved to Boise in 1936 and attended Boise Business College. He later married Freada Fretwell on Jan 1, 1939 at Boise. He was a bookkeeper for a Boise dairy from 1939 to 1941. During World War II, he was a bookkeeper for the J. A. Terteling Construction Co. in several locations, including Oregon, South Dakota and Nebraska, then at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Following his mother’s death in 1943, he returned to Pendleton to farm with his father. In 1946 he...

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Planting, Freada Lucille – Obituary

Freada Lucille Planting, 86, of Boise, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, in a Boise care center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Central Assembly Christian Life Center, 12000 Fairview Ave., with Pastors Loren Yadon Ted Buck and Marion Fretwell (Freada’s brother) officiating. Burial will follow at Cloverdale Cemetery. Services are under direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise. A viewing will be held today from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Freada Lucille Planting was born April 7, 1916, at the family home at Roswell, Idaho, the eighth of 12 children born to William Lafayette and Fannie Ramsey Fretwell. She grew up in Roswell, graduating from high school in the class of 1935; then worked for Woolworth Co. in Caldwell and later in Boise. She attended Boise Bible College for a time, where she met her future husband. On Jan. 1, 1939, she married Clarence A. Planting in Boise. After they were married they lived in several locations due to Clarence’s employment including Hermiston, Ore., Ordinance Depot; Edgemont, S.D.; Alliance and Scottsbluff, Neb. They returned to Boise in 1942. They then moved to Oregon to operate the Planting family wheat ranch near Pendleton for three years. In 1946 they moved to Tupelo, Miss., where Freada taught in the PBI Bible College...

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