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Guntown, Mississippi Historical Events



1860 - about 1879
My Great Grandfather, Dr. George W. Tribble, went to Guntown in 1860 from Abbeville , South Carolina, with his bride, Mary Eliza Barmore. Having read parts of the diary of Samuel A. Agnew, cousin of George Tribble, we assumed that George followed his cousin to Guntown to begin his medical practice there. George joined the Confederate army as soon as the war began, serving as Assistant Surgeon. He was captured, released, and just before the war's end he returned to Guntown. He died September 15, 1879, and was buried at the old Bethany Church cemetery with three little children. His wife and five more children, including my grandfather, later went to Kentucky.


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Guntown and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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