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Finding Aid for the Woodall Family Papers

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00686/
Creator:
I.V. Murphree
Title:
Woodall Family Collection
Inclusive Dates:
1840-2004
Bulk Dates:
1840-1920
Abstract:
The Woodall Family Collection primarily contains land deeds and other financial documents dating between 1840 and 2004 (bulk 1840-1920) related to the Woodall Family in Yalobusha County, Mississippi.  It also includes some genealogical material and correspondence.
Quantity:
1 box (.5 linear feet)
Number:
MUM00686
Location:
F13
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
University Archives
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
(662) 915-7408
Cite as:
Woodall Family Collection, Department of Archives & Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Historical Note
The patriarch of the family was Archibald Woodall, born in Georgia circa 1810.  He married Jemima (maiden name unknown) and moved to Yalobusha County, Mississippi around 1840.  They apparently settled in an area of Yalobusha County named Pilgrim's Rest connected to the "Georgia Colony" of Oglethorpe.  Many of the documents name Arch, A., and Archibald Sr. & Jr.  Other frequent names include Mrs. Vick Woodall, J.W. Woodall, Annis Woodall, and Wilton Price Woodall.

Scope and Contents Note
The collection primarily contains land deeds and other financial documents dating between 1840 and 2004 (bulk 1840-1920) related to the Woodall Family in Yalbusha County, Mississippi.  It also includes some genealogical material and correspondence.  Of particular note are three presidential land deeds dating from 1848 and 1849. These deeds, signed by the secretaries of James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor, grant lands gained from treaties with the Chickasaw Indians to Archibald Woodall in Yalobusha County, Mississippi.

Index Terms
Yalobusha County, Mississippi

Collection History
Source of Collection
2007-03-19
Donated by I.V. Murphree and Ken & Pam Chipley.

Bibliography
Hathorn, Hiram Percy. "Organization and Early History of Yalobusha History" M.A. Thesis, University of Mississippi, 1933.
Heritage Committee of the Yalobusha Historical Society. Yalobusha County History. Dallas, TX: National ShareGraphics, 1982.
Morgan, Chris B. Yalobusha Bound: Yalobusha County in 1850. N.p.: Yalobusha Valley Press, 1991.
_____________. Yalobusha County, Mississippi Original Land Entries, Books 1 & 2, 1833-1853.  Carrollton, MS: Pioneer Publishing, 1997.

Box and Folder Listing
f1
Genealogical Information. 1883-2004. 7 items.
f2
Property Tax Receipts. 1859-1878. 27 items.
f3
Property Tax Receipts. 1881-1899. 20 items.
f4
Property Tax Receipts. 1901-1939. 35 items.
f5
Land Deeds. 1846-1899. 15 items.
f6
Chattel Deeds of Trust. 1883-1919. 6 items.
f7
Oil & Gas Lease. 1921. 1 item.
f8
Woodmen of the World Receipts. 1921-1922. 8 items.
f9
Receipts & Other Financial Documents. 1902-1927. 19 items.
f10
Correspondence. 1922 & undated. 2 items.
f11
Religious Poetry. undated. 10 items.
f12
Miscellaneous. undated. 7 items.
 
Land Certificates. 1848. 2 items.
f13
Land Certificate with James K. Polk (secretary signed) granting Yalobusha County, Mississippi land to Archibald Woodall. 14 June 1848.
f13
Land Certificate with James K. Polk (secretary signed) granting Yalobusha County, Mississippi land to Archibald Woodall. 14 June 1848.
f14
Land Certificate. 6 October 1849. 1 item.
Land Certificate with Zachary Taylor (secretary signed) granting Yalobusha County, Mississippi land to Archibald Woodall.
f15
Land Certificate. 1872. 2 items.
f16
CD-ROM Images of Documents in the Woodall Family Collection. circa 2006. 1 item.