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Ese and George Curtis Michie: Ravenna, NE/Cleveland, MS
Posted by: Douglas Michie Johnson (ID *****9827) Date: September 11, 2002 at 11:35:03
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I am attempting to tie up a thread between George Curtis Michie and his Nebraska forebears and Mississippi relatives. George Curtis emigrated from Nebraska to Merigold, Mississippi between 1909 and 1910. Documentation is that he had issue George Curtis in Ravenna 5 August 1909 (see above thread) and issue James Vincent in Memphis(?)(he was resident in Merigold)18 August 1910. He either managed or partially owned (or perhaps both) a major cotton plantation that was situate between Merigold and Mound Bayou, Mississippi. The plantation may have been owned or partially owned by Vin Bremner of the Chicago Bremners who may have been a cousin. Family legend has it that George Curtis's brother Ese accompanied him to Mississippi, and I recall a number of Michies in the Merigold area who were not directly related to me within the first degree of sanguinity. Specifically I remember a Bill McHardy who was married to a Clare (Claire?)Michie. There was also a Willadean Michie, Justice of the Peace, who was said to have come by this proud name by virtue of marriage to Bill Michie, deceased. The McHardy clan had Bill, who may have been a junior, a sister called Michie McHardy who some years ago was married to a lawyer named Stoutz in New Orleans, and a younger brother, Jimmie. I lost contact with all of these people years ago when my mother Martha Michie Johnson, died. Any light that could be shed on either the ascendent or descendant line would be most appreciated. To Tawnya: apparently my copy of the Michie family tree got blown away in Hurricane Andrew. I am sure that it would shed light on the ascendant line, but since my recollection of it was that I was the last name at the bottom, it probably wouldn't help much with the descendant line unless it has been updated.


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