When speaking with relatives about family history, I am often told to keep this piece of information between you, me and the gate post. Respecting sensibilities, I will share my family stories entwine with historical events from Copiah, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties, Mississippi, from gate post to gate post.
The negro woman Hulda Coleman who was thrown from her horse sometime few weeks ago, died from injuries last Sunday.
I have not determine if Hulda is a member of my family. She lived in Caseyville, Lincoln County, MS, along side members of my family. Both surnames used by Hulda in the 1870 and 1880 census, Thompson and Coleman, were prominent surnames of the family. Hulda was noted as 50 years of age in 1870, and noted as 60 in 1880, which indicates Hulda was born about 1820.
I looked at a perpetual calendar for 1883. The newspaper obituary was written on Saturday, November 24, 1883. Based on her one sentence obituary, Hulda died Sunday, November 18, 1883.
Source: The Brookhaven Democrat, Brookhaven, Miss; November 24, 1883; Vol 1, No. 17, page 5. Perpetual Calendar - Time and Date