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pag07e I The Woodvllle Republlcan, Woodville, Misslsslppl " ' " Sketches Of Prominent re,red the service of the Southlently change his party affnia-lto brigadie general and super-" as a Iieutcnant colonel in 1861 t tion soon after, .as he was called intendent of Indian affairs in' Early Citizens Released lost a leg at the Battle of MM-!t "ster!ing democrat" when he / 1862, and led the Indian brigade w!rn Itill, aw qcl,ive ,:,u'vice aLIran for the state senate in 1847. t i n General Steeling Price's sec- W00DVILL00 ,y Texas Researcher Chickumau?a, and was commis-iln api,x' of his POl:mlarity as a ,and invasio,1 of Missouri. Foi- l sioncd brigadier general in June/Mexican War hero, he was de.- / lowing the .war, Cooper-- who Four sketches on prominent 18{14. [ctu-rning to Areola after / teated by four votes in .his/was formally adopted by the Woodvillians appear in this the war. Brandon continued ac- [ heavily Whig distriot.  Durmg Chickasaws in 18gl--prosecuted edtlon by courtesy of Miss Lynda live supervisisn of his home/the war, he commanded Cam-} the claims of Choctaws and Lasswell, Associate Editor 4of properly untq hi' death the.,,elpany B, the Wilkins,on volun- I Chickasaws against the U.S. ........................................................................................................................................................... The Papers of Jeffer:on Davis, August'8 1890 H'; is buried in tears, in the 1st Mississippi in- government. He died .at Fort a 25-volume woek being done at the family c-l'eteey  fantry regiment under Jefferson [Washita in the Chickasaw Na- Rice University in Houston. onU The sketches are of Dmlglas DOUGLA,S IIANCOCK COOPER lt glavls, and saw action at b h Ition (now Bryan Cc, unty, eLla- " tnc battles of Monterrey a dlhomal and is buried in an an- Hancock Cogper Cornet Posuy, D:mglas Hancock Cooper (Nov. Buena Vista. Cooper wrote to marked grave, ttc was survived Sohn Hampden Ranflralph, and 1, 1815 - Apr. 29, 18791 was the John A. QuiLman from Mexico by his wife. .,. Lindaay Brandon. Ap- son of David and Sarah IIan- in January 1847, asking ,to be peering here in early form, they cock Cooper of Virginia and i. considered for a regular army CANNOT POSEY will appear in final form a: thought to have been born in i commission, but did n,ot receive Born at Follambray Forest footnotes in Volume II. Amitc County, Mississippi, where one. After the war he returned plantation in Wilkinson County No stranger to Woodville, Miss his father was a practicing phy- home and resumed his life a:s on Au.gust 5, 1818, Ca:mot Posey LaLsswell is a graduate of Rice sieian and Baptist minister. An a planter until 1853 ,when he:was educated at the College of University and has spent, much alumnus of Jefferson College was first appointed federal Louisiana in Jackson, then took of her time with research, for I1832) and a student at. the agent to the Choctaw Nation. a law degree at the University Volume I, in Mississippi and es- Univcesity of Virginia, 1832-34. Two years later he was con- of Virginia. He praetieed law in pecially in Wosdville. She ,will Douglas Cs,epcr became a plant- firmed as superintenden,t of Woodville until .the Civil War, be at Rosemont, during the Pil- er in Wilkinson County, and on Indian affairs for the southern and was active in Demo::ratic grimage, receiving guests. March 26, 1834, married Frances dis'lriet of tle United SLates, politics and the local Masonic M. Collins near Natchez. In and in 1858 Presideflt James lodge. In 1846 he was elected WILLIAM LINDSA BRANDON 11840 Cooper was living at Cold Buchanan reappointed him. As- in the Wilkinson A major general in the Mis-ISprings' and was president of signed by the Confederate gay- Volunteers, organized for service :sissippi militia in 1846, William I the Homoehitto Turnpike and t ernment ,t,o secure the Indians' 1 in the Mexican War and ae- Lindsay Brandon was not cam-iBridge Company. A Whig in allegiance, Cooper was commis- eepted into the 1st Mississippi politics until at least 1844 --- he I stoned colonel of the Firs, t Chat- [ infan,try regiment c, ommended missioned into the regular armYlwas sub-elector from Wilkinson ltaw and Chickasaw Mounted iby Jefferson Davis in June. He during the Mexican War, even| County that year -- he appar- Rifles in 1861. He was promoted (Can{inued on Page 19) though he wa;s recom.mend.ed by ........................................................ Jefferson Davis a,nd other prom- Only President of the Confederacy inent Mississippians far a eom- mand. In 1847 Brandon was an Bor-rde colonelcy of the second Missis- Club South of the extends a warm welcome to ,,, regiment raised for the war, so did not serve in Mexico The Boyhood Home of Jefferson Davis ,at all. Brandon was the youngest broi,her of Mississippi's fourbh PILGRIMAGE VISITORS 00,ovorno," Oo, a. O ,and son of Gerard and Dorothy Friday, March 23, !973 'Nugent Brandon of Selma plan- 'L ,near Natchez. Born in I I I: October 1802. William was edu- cated at Washington College (now Princeton Univeesity, ,and , studied medicine as a young man, the,] returned to Missis- Finest sippi, ,ettling on one of ,his father's land grants -- Areole plantation near Pinckneyville. In 1825 he married Ann Davis Restaurant and the same year was elected to one term in the state legis- ":-,. lature. Following the deaths of .... Ann B randon and their two children, he malrried Ann Eliza Dine with us during your stay. Ratliff, (1812-184[}) of a prom- Parkmeadow inerd; Louisiana family in 1833: they had four sons, three of Centreville whom served in the C, onfederale 9 miles south of Woodville on Highway 61 army. Brandon, a prosperous planter, was always interested in horses, hunting, and military I I -- I I ' affairs. Despite his age, he en- \\; N lsnow located ina big brand New Building located ,1 miles south of the Centreville Truck Scales on Highway 33. Stop In and See our Full Line of JOHN DEERE Products We Have Some Excellent Used, Tractors. LAWN and GARDEN SALES and SERVICE Come In, Browse Around, And See Our Full Line. Phone 645-3041 or 645-5611 , , % ' ....  !:.