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Christian Furr and Catherine Pierce Furr of MS

Christian Furr and Catherine Pierce Furr of MS

Brandy (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jan 2005 4:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to find information on my gggparents Christian and Catherine Furr. They are both buried in Wesson, MS. He was originally from NC. They married 10/20/1812.

Re: Christian Furr and Catherine Pierce Furr of MS

Posted: 19 Jan 2005 11:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Furr, Pierce, Stutts
Brandy,

See summary below. For more on this family visit my web site at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~furr/.

Bill Furr

Name: Christian Jacob Furr
Father: Leonard Furr (abt 1758 - 1835)
Mother: Elizabeth Stutts (1753 - )
Birth: 15 Aug 1792 Moore County, NC
Death: 30 Aug 1850 Lawrence County, MS
Burial: Jacob Furr Cemetery, Lincoln County, MS
Marriage: Catherine Pierce, 20 Oct 1812, Franklin County, GA
Children:
Emily Furr (23 Jun 1813 - )
George Washington Furr (22 Oct 1815 - 7 Feb 1884)
William Furr (15 Nov 1821 - 1840)
Elizabeth Matilda Furr (5 Mar 1824 - 6 Sep 1920)
Mary Furr (5 Jan 1825 - 25 Aug 1911)
Joel Harvey Furr (23 Dec 1825 - 19 Nov 1916)
Joseph W. Furr (8 Oct 1828 - 1830)
Nancy Jane Furr (8 Mar 1830 - 1860)
Randall Pierce Furr (11 Apr 1831 - 11 Apr 1925)
Francis Marion Furr (31 Oct 1832 - 20 Apr 1863)
Lott Furr (1 Dec 1834 - 15 Jun 1862)
Christian Lafayette Furr (31 Jan 1837 - 3 Sep 1898)
James Monroe Furr (26 Nov 1838 - 19 Aug 1872)


Burial: There is a marker for him in the Little Bahala Baptist Church Cemetery.
General: See comment under Jacob Furr. Served with brother, Paul Furr, in Battle of New Orleans, 8 Jan 1815, War of 1812. Moved to Mississippi between 1815 and 1821. Settled on Little Bahala Creek on the old Jim Breaden Smith place near his brothers, Jake and Henry. When he died, his estate included 5 slaves was valued at $20,000.

Mississippi Genealogical Society, Cemetery and Bible Records, Volume IX, pages 49-51
CHRISTIAN FURR BIBLE
Original owner-Christian & Catharine Pierce Furr
Present owner of a copy of the original Bible Record-Walter Lamar Furr
Address - Beauregard, Copiah County, Mississippi
Copied from a copy of the original Bible record & submitted by-Gordon M. Wells
Address - 2424 Harriotte Avenue, Jackson 9, Mississippi
Date copied - Summer of 1961
Note: This Bible was burned some 30 years ago at Pierce Kelly's store in Beauregard, Mississippi. Mr. Kelly married a step-daughter of William Pendleton Furr, son of George Washington Furr. A copy of this Bible record was given by Martha Elizabeth "Aunt Mattie" Furr, daughter of William Pendleton Furr, to her nephew, Walter Lamar Furr, Beauregard, Miss. This record was copied and certified to be a true copy of the Christian Furr Bible, by Gordon M. Wells.

It is believed that Christian Furr served with his brother, Paul Furr, in the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, in the War of 1812. Soon afterwards he settled with his family in Marion County, later Lawrence County, which is now Lincoln County, Mississippi.

Two sons of Christian Furr died in the service of the Confederacy - Lott Furr, died June 15, 1862 at Gainsville Hospital, Gainsville, Alabama; Francis Marion Furr died on April 20, 1863.

Ref: History of the Widenhouse, Furr, Dry, Stallings, Teeter and Tucker Families" and "Supplement to the History of the Furr Family," by Rev. W. T. Albright, 105 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro, N.C., 1956. Also see Mississippi Genealogical Society's "Cemetery and Bible Records," (1) Volume I, pp 48-48; (2) Volume III, pp 83-84; (3) Volume IV, p. 144; and Volume VI, p. 69.-Gordon M. Wells

MARRIAGES

Christina Furr (son of Leonard Furr) married on Tuesday, October 20, 1812, Catherine Pierce, daughter of Randall Huckaby Pierce of Georgia.
Emily Furr, daughter of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married December 15, 1835, G. W. Dunn.
George Washington Furr, son of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married February 21, 1836, Miss Elizabeth Case.
Elizabeth Furr, daughter of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married November 28, 1840, Jesse M. Smith.
Joel Harvey Furr, son of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married February 1, 1844, Malona Newton.
Nancy Jane Furr, daughter of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married March 12, 1844, Joseph E. Mullen.
Polly Furr, daughter of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married September 19, 1844, Wade Smith.
Marion Furr, son of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married January 12, 1854, Miss Adaliza Temple.
Randall Pierce Furr, son of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married February 17, 1854, Miss Mary Smith.
Lott Furr, son of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married January 27, 1858, Miss Martha C. Maxwell, daughter of Henry Maxwell and Jemima Smith of Lawrence County, Miss.
Christian LaFayette Furr, son of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married May 1, 1862, Amelia Melvina Smith.
James Monroe Furr, son of Christian Furr and Katie Pierce, married November 3, 1868, Nancy Maria Hoggatt.

BIRTHS

Christian Furr was born on Wednesday, August 15, 1792, in Moore County, N.C.
Catharine Pierce was born on Sunday, June 17, 1792, in Georgia.
Emily Furr was born on June 23, 1813.
George Washington Furr was born on October 22, 1815, in Georgia.
William Furr was born on November 15, 1821, in Lawrence County, Miss.
(Note: Later was Lincoln Co., Miss.)
Mary Furr was born on January 5, 1825 in Lawrence County, Miss.
Joel Harvey Furr was born on December 23, 1825 in Lawrence County, Miss.
Elizabeth Furr was born on April 2, 1827, in Lawrence County, Miss.
Joseph W. Furr was born on October 8, 1828 in Lawrence County, Miss.
Nancy Jane Furr was born on March 8, 1830 in Lawrence County, Miss.
Randall Pierce Furr was born on April 8, 1831 in Lawrence County, Miss.
Francis Marion Furr was born on October 31, 1832, in Lawrence County, Miss.
Lott Furr was born on December 1, 1834 in Lawrence County, Miss.
Christian LaFayette Furr was born on January 31, 1837 in Lawrence Co., Miss.
James Monroe Furr was born on November 26, 1838 in Lawrence County, Miss.

DEATHS

Christian Furr died on Friday, August 30, 1850 in Lawrence County, Miss.
(He is buried at the Jacob Furr Cemetery, Lincoln County, Miss.)
James Monroe Furr died on August 19, 1872.
Katie Furr died on Tuesday, December 10, 1882. (She was the Founder of Little Bahala Baptist Church, where her portrait hangs in her memory. She is buried there.)
George Washington Furr died on February 7, 1884.
Christian LaFayette Furr died on September 3, 1898.
Polly Furr Smith died on August 25, 1911.
Joel Harvey Furr died on November 19, 1916.
Elizabeth Furr Smith died on September 6, 1920. (Note: Elizabeth Furr Smith's tombstone gives her birth as March 5, 1824. G. W.)
Randall Pierce Furr died on April 11, 1925.

Sources
1. Garland L. Furr. Garland Furr Family Group Sheet. Garland L. Furr, Box 94, Sicily Island, LA 71368, May 28, 1979.
2. Jackie Ratcliffe. Family Trails 1. Jackson, MS: Historical and Genealogical Association of Mississippi, Volume 6, February 1982.
3. Joy Holder
403 W. Ash Lane
Euless, TX 76039
joyholder@compuserve.com
E-mail and other correspondence 1997.
4. Dorothy E. McDaniel
Letter dated June 24, 1997
Timber Lane 8
Gulfport MS 39507
E-mail correspondence (Dmcdan001@aol.com), 1998.
5. 1850 Lawrence County, Mississippi, Census. Roll M432_375, page 427.

Re: Christian Furr and Catherine Pierce Furr of MS

Brandy (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jan 2005 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Furr
I am relative to their son Randall Pierce Furr. And then his daughter Mary Elizabeth Furr.

Re: Christian Furr and Catherine Pierce Furr of MS

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 9:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Are you talking about Mary Elizabeth Furr who was the daughter of Leonard Furr and Elizabeth Stutts?

Mine was born 1778 in Moore Co., NC and married Isaac Smith.
They both died in Mississippi.
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