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Correthers Family
Submitted by Bernice Martin

 Kit Correthers—is the Great-Grand Father, the oldest known root of the Correthers family. Kit Correthers, was a slave and father of three sons and three daughters. Kit left Virginia and moved to Lafayette Springs, Mississippi. His wife Sylvia gave birth to his three sons and three daughters. He died in September, 1905 at Lafayette Springs, Mississippi. The sons were named: Jack, Chris, Jessie. The daughters were: Mandy, Violet, One Daughter Unknown. Mandy married Dock Henderson, and one daughter married a Hickumbottom. Violet Correthers  married Andy Ivy. To this union nine children were born. Daughters: Cordia, Mary, Julia. Sons: Fonzo, Andrew, James, William, Ben, Hugh. Jack Correthers married a young woman whose name was Sylvia. To this union two children were born. One son and one daughter. Son: Cash   Daughter: Josephine. After the death of his wife, Sylvia, Jack married Junior Patton. To this union eleven children were born. Five sons and six daughters. Sons: Talmar (Bud), Will (Bill), Jessie, Buford, Harmon. Daughters: Modena, Earlie, Pearlie, Sarah Jane, Lou Emma, Roxie. Chris Correthers married a young woman whose name was Dora. To this union four children were born. Two boys and two girls. Sons: Tomp, Jack.Daughters: Mandy, Bula (Babe).
   Jessie Correthers married Cobe Patton the sister of Junor, the wife of his brother Jack Correthers (two brothers married two sisters). To this union ten children were born, three boys and seven girls. Sons: Jessie Lee, Clayton, Dole. Daughters: Alma, Annie V., Mammie, Bea, Betty, Lou Jennie, Autry. Jessie Correthers also married a young woman named Rosa. To this union no children were born.

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Rosa Lee Carrothers, circa 1930.

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