Here is a list of some of my Tutor relations from Pontotoc:
1. GGGgrandmother - Temperance Tutor - she married John S. Weathers. Temperance was a daughter of John Henry Tutor and Martha Patsy Betts. Temperance was born 6 Aug. 1824 in Cumberland, NC. She died 17 May 1899 in Pontotoc, MS at age 74.
2. GGrandmother - North Anna Weathers. North Anna was a daughter of Temperance Tutor and John S. Weathers. She was born in 1859 in Pontotoc, MS. She married John Lewis (or Louis) Bratton. She died on 21 Nov. 1935 in Shelby CO, TN (Memphis).
Children of North Anna (Tutor) Bratton were:
1. Jodie A. Bratton
2. Joe Bratton
3. Corhenn Bratton (my paternal grandmother)
4. Myrtle Bratton
My paternal grandmother, Corhenn Bratton Ellis, a daughter of North Anna Tutor Weathers married, Robert Newton Ellis. She was born in Pontotoc, MS and he was born in Marshall Co, MS. They had 3 children, all born in Memphis:
1. Ilma Annis Ellis -she died sometime in the late 1920's from tuberculosis in El Paso, TX. I can find nothing on her. I believe she may have married.
2. Louis Newton Ellis - b. 1910 and d. in 2003
3. Frank Berkeley Ellis - b. 1912 and d. in 1949. He was my father. He went by Berkeley Ellis. Died while crop dusting a field in Round Lake, MS.
Father & mother of my GGGgrandmother, Temperance Tutor, were John Henry Tutor and Martha Patsy Betts. Info on them:
John Henry Tutor, father of Temperance, was son of William Owen Tutor and Lucinda Senter. He was born in Cumberland, NC and died in the late 1800's in Randolph, Pontotoc Co., MS. at age 78.
Martha Patsy Betts, mother of Temperance, was b. in 1803 in Isle Of Wight Co., VA. She also died in Pontotoc. Her parents were William Betts and Lucy Savage.
Their children were:
1. John Owen Tutor -born in Cumberland, NC and died in Pontotoc
2. Temperance Tutor (my GGgrandmother) -born in Cumberland and died in Memphis, TN
3. Mary Ann Tutor - born in Cumberland, NC and d. in Pontotoc, MS.
4. Martha Ann Tutor - born in Cumberland, NC and died in Pontotoc, MS.
5. William Henry Tutor - born in Cumberland, NC and died in Memphis. Burid at Pontotoc, MS.
6. Allen Henderson Tutor - born in Cumberland, NC and died in Yalobusha Co., MS.
7. James Hendon Tutor - born in Cumberland, NC and died in Pontotoc.
8. Henwell Betts Tutor - born in Cumberland, NC and died in Pontotoc, MS.
All of this is very interesting to me as I have only recently discovered who my Mississippi relatives were. The main ones were the Bratton's, Tutor's and Ellis's.
Dorothy (Dot) Ellis Gosnell
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