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My great grandmother Maisey Elmira Catherine Sartain (Garvin) was born in Water Valley Dec. 7, 1871. Her mother, Martha Aunty Beard (Sartain) was the great granddaughter of John McEver an American Revolutionary War soldier. He fought in Pa.

Maisey Elmira Catherine's father, Russell Sartain, was also a grandson of an American Revolutionary War Soldier, Richard Cox Bond, who served 3 tours, one as a Minuteman. Richard's father, Nathan Bond, also participated in the American Revolution.
Submitted by Rosalie Quirk

Benjamin Fisher Phillips
My great great grandfather, Benjamin Fisher Phillips, lived in Grenada, MS, in 1850 census, served in the 30th Mississippi Infantry in the Civil War and served in the North MS Methodist Region as a Methodist Preacher. He preached in Water Valley and surrounding areas in Yalobusha County, MS. several years. He is buried in Shannon, MS died in 1899. He had 3 sons, all doctors, Albert Maury Phillips, Dabney Melvin Phillips, and Edwin Lacey Phillips. I have copies of his obituary from 1899, photo of him with his 3 sons in 1895.
Submitted by Redigo Phillips

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 Water Valley 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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