My 3rd great grandmother Celestine Letiticia Herrod had a sister who was born about 1840 in (likely) Madison County, Mississippi, and her name has been very difficult to figure out.
|M. L. Herrod married S. B. Barnes in Madison County, Mississippi.|
She is found in the 1860 Census living with S. B. Barnes:
And in 1870 she was living with Silas B. Barnes and 5 year old Narcissa (Bonus: Mom has a DNA cousin match at Ancestry to a descendant of this Narcissa, which was a very cool discovery the past week!):
She likely died sometime about 1877.
I have cast about looking for the origin of Mapsatilla or anyone else on the planet whose name is Mapsatilla, with no success. So concentrating on the Mapsey name, I did a search for it in the US Censuses 1850-1880, and in general in that era using Ancestry. I made an interesting discovery.
According to various census records and family trees there was a Mapsy/Mapsey Lillia/Lilla (Wethersbee or Witherspoon) Cotten (born abt 1804 in probably Barnwell County, South Carolina), married to Haley Cotten, living in Franklin County, Mississippi in 1830 (when my "Mapsatilla's parents--Barney Herrod and Susan Wells-- were living there), and by 1850 this Mapsy Lilla was living in Leake County, Mississippi (neighboring county to Madison County, and where some of the the Herrod and Wells people ended up.
Is this a relative? A family friend? What kind of name is this? I need more research, but I think this is possibly the same name of my aunt "Mapsatilla."
|Madison and Leake counties have been next to each other since their creation. |
Image from the FamilySearch wiki on Mississippi.
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