Need help from someone in Grenada, Carroll, or Montgomery County, Mississippi

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I have hit a brick wall in finding the parents of Louisa "Lou" Heath White.  I do know that she had a brother - John Heath who was living in Grenada, MS at the time of her death (1931) as he is listed in her obituary.

Here's information from the 1870 U.S. Census:

Name: John Heath
Age in 1870: 2
Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Mississippi
Dwelling Number: 102
Home in 1870: Township 20 Range 4, Carroll, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
John Heath (74)
Elizabeth Heath (26)
Louisa Heath (4) 
John Heath (2)

I'm assuming that Elizabeth is the mother.  However, how she is related to the older John is a mystery.  She could be his wife, daughter-in-law or daughter.  There's just no way to know.

Other information about John Joel Heath are as follows:

Born: April 6, 1868 in Mississippi
Died: April 19, 1957 possibly in Carroll County, Mississippi
Married: Helen Gant (date unknown)
Children: (1) Edna B., (2) John A., (3) Guy, (4) Katie, (5) Andrew, (6) Chester, (7) Helen, (8) Russell, and (9) Frances.

A lot of the Ancestry trees have his parents as Jesse Eugene Heath and Sarah Turner Little Heath, but I don't buy it.  It seems that there are two John Heaths and people have them confused.

If someone could find an obituary for John Joel Heath I would be overjoyed.  It might not have his parents, but I'll never know until I try. ;-)

asked in Genealogy Help by Lori Dosser G2G5 (5.9k points)

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Best answer
Name: John Heath

Event Type: Census

Event Year: 1870

Event Place: Mississippi, United States

Gender: Male

Age: 2

Race: White

Race (Original): W

Birth Year (Estimated): 1867-1868

Birthplace: Mississippi

Page Number: 15

Household ID: 102

Line Number: 40

Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Affiliate Publication Number: M593

GS Film number: 000552222

Digital Folder Number: 004273776

Image Number: 00469



Household Role Sex Age Birthplace

John Heath M 74 South Carolina

Elizabeth Heath F 26 Mississippi

Louisa Heath F 4 Mississippi

John Heath M 2 Mississippi



Does this help at all?

Citing this Record:

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), John Heath in household of John Heath, Mississippi, United States; citing p. 15, family 102, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,222.
answered by Rodney Long G2G6 Pilot (183k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Unfortunately, I already knew that information.  The Family Search record has the same information as the Ancestry record (where I got my information).  Thanks though. :-)
this one is showing his parents as John & Elizabeth instead of Jeese & Sarah though
I believe these are his relatives, but since there isn't a "relationship to head of household" listed like there is on later census records it's impossible to know how they're related.

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