"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.


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Nathaniel Cook Family
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   “Nathaniel Cook, known as "Buster" Cook, his father, Shedrick, was given his slave owner's name Cook. He worked on a plantation in Panola County, Mississippi.
   Shedrick Cook married Malanie Gamble and had five children. Daisy married Joseph Taylor. Henry Beatrice, Robertina married Reverend Reed. Ruddell and Audrie Martin begat 7 children. Lizzie and Collin Patton begat Bertha Ownes, three children. Jewel Bonner begat Cassie. Lude married Thompson, begat 2 sons, Leroy and ?. Fletcher married Parham. Otis and Nutie had no children. Augustus married and begat 3 children.
   Harriet and Anderson Buford begat Nancy, Kate, Queenie Mae, Johnny, Osie, Herman, and Marvin.
  
Cook Family members own farmland in Lafayette County, Mississippi. Literacy and land ownership made African-Americans somebody in the late 19th century.”

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