Cumorah Church, 1907, Coffee County

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Thanks to Jaci McKinnon for first making me aware of this interesting and little-known aspect of Coffee County’s history. In his History of Coffee County (1930), Warren P. Ward notes that Mormon missionaries came to the area in 1898, led first by Elder Nephi Henderson and an Elder Brewer. Elder Ben E. Rich established the church in Coffee County. He was succeeded by Elder Charles A. Callis. Early families who converted to the Mormon faith were those of Calvin W. Williams, Dan P. Lott, and Joseph J. Adams.   “Many citizens of the county were excited over the appearance of the Elders. Some regarded them as messengers from Heaven, gave them shelter and lodging…Others regarded them as emissaries of the devil, wrecking homes and carrying away women…Coffee County has been a fruitful field for the Mormon Church, it having grown to a membership of over seven hundred. There are two churches in the territory-Cumorrah Church in Coffee County and the Utah Church in Atkinson County, formerly Coffee.” I’m not sure what happened to the congregation but will continue to research it and will photograph the nearby Mormon Cemetery the next time I’m in the area. (Thanks are also due to Andrew P. Wood for pointing me to Ward’s history of the Mormons in Coffee County).

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D. O. Adams writes that this is the oldest standing LDS church in the Southeastern U. S. He also kindly shared the following history, which is the most detailed account I’ve ever seen regarding Mormons in South Georgia.

History of the Douglas Branch – Cumorah Church

Given by John (Son ) Adams in 1934, and recorded by his daughter Elsie Adams Sharp. Typed on computer by John (Son) Adams’s grandson Donald Orson Adams Sr. of Douglas, Ga. in the month of June 2001.
The History:
In as much as I John Adams President of the Douglas Branch, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was requested by President Le Grande Richards of the Southern States Mission to write a brief history of this branch. I shall try in a few words to give a brief sketch of the rise and progress of this Branch.
In order to do this it will be necessary to go back 35 years ago. The exact date I can’t remember but it was the 2nd or 3rd Sunday in June 1899.
My father, Joseph Adams was visiting at Benjaman Irving Spivey, his son-in-law. On Saturday evening Elder Nephi Jensen and Elder Sellers came to Brother Spivey’s home. The Elders began to teach the restored Gospel. All the evening they sat and discussed the Gospel with my father and brother Spivey. The Elders spent the night at Spiveys and on the next day, which was Sunday, the Elders had appointed a meeting at a church by the name of Old Mt. Zion of the Baptist profession. Father went over to hear them, but when he arrived the members of that Church were gathering in order to keep the Elders from preaching in the Church. Some of the men had knives and some of them had guns. There was one of the members had a little of the Spirit of the Lord, whose name was Frank Griffis. He told the people if they objected to the Elders preaching in then house that he would go in the church and bring out some benches and a little table and the Elders could preach outside under the oak trees. After having done all this the meeting continued. After the meeting was over with Mr. Frank Griffis, the man who had brought the benches out, said to his brother Hare, “You will have to meet that sermon in judgement for it is the truth.” Then father came forward and told the Elders that they were welcome at his home any time they would come.
Father arrived home late Sunday night and the next morning at the breakfast table father said, to the school mistress, “did you ever hear a Mormon preacher”. She said that she had never heard one so father began to tell the story of having met the Mormon Elders at Brother Spivey’s. He said, that those were the smartest men he had ever heard preach and that they were coming to his home the next day and preach.
From that time on the Elders visited us, also they found other homes and friends. I want to mention here, at this point of our history that the Elders began to canvas the country finding some very staunch friends, and among these were Uncle Dan Lott. He went to hear the Elders preach and he liked it very much.
Here is what my wife tells me for she is the daughter of Uncle Dan and remembers what he said, to his wife, Aunt Tilda, “if I have ever heard the Gospel I heard it tonight.” Uncle Dan had already said , that there was something wrong with all the other churches, but when he heard Elder Jensen it opened up the mystery to him and so the Gospel began to take root here. On October 15, 1899 Dan Lott was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. the foundation began to be layed which since then has grown to be a branch of the Church
I would like to mention here, that everything was not pleasant with the Elders. We know in all ages of time when God has put forth his hand to do a work among his children Satan has tryed to stop the work from progressing. The Elders were forced to sleep out in the woods with ” Uncle Sam” on account of the people not taking them in.
Here is an incident that happened near Uncle Dan Lotts home. I think it was in the late summer of 1899. Elder Nephi Jensen and companion while traveling through the country preaching and tracting were trying to make their way back home; ( or what they called home was Uncle Dan Lotts). They got lost and it was getting late at night so they stopped at farm house and asked for intertainment but were denied. The man finally told them they could sleep on the porch.
They awoke the next morning and found that they were only about one mile from Uncle Dans. They hastened on home and were just in time for breakfast. On another occasion rotten eggs were thrown at the Elders.
Now as the year 1900 comes in with more blessings. The Elders had been away for sometimes; as it was the custom for the South Georgia Elders to labor in Florida in the winter and here in the summer. The South Georgia District belonged to the Florida Conference.
I want to say that in the year 1900 and especially in the spring and summer of this year that it brought many, wonderful blessings.
My mother and several others who now belong to the Axson Branch were baptized into the Church. This made two groups that were baptized here. Uncle Dan Lott and Richard Jewel belonging to the first group that joined the Church. Leavey Jewel also was baptized in the first group. The Gospel began to make great progress in spite of opposition.
Now I come to the part of this history that is very strange to me. It is here that I felt like writing the words of the poet. God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform, he plants his footsteps on the sea and rides upon the waves. The part that is strange happened in the year 1900.
The first few months of the year come very pleasant weather. Everything acted, as if, we were going to have a prosperous year. The crops were up growing fine and then it began to rain. It rained as I have never seen before are since then. We didn’t make athing and father was certainly worried. He then began to make an effort to sell out his farm.
At that time there was a tract of land near Douglas, the county seat, that father could buy. He then made arrangements to sell his farm and in turn bought this one near Douglas where our Branch Chapel now stands.
I shall pick up the other family that helped to make the Douglas Branch possible which family is Uncle Dan Lott.
As I said, before on account of the rain father sold out his old farm and moved. Along about this time Uncle Dan was having trouble also with his financial, affairs. He also sold out his farm near Pearson, or Kirkland, I might say and bought a farm joining the one dad had bought. All of this transactions seems to be the providence of God.
When all this trading was made known to me it pleased me very much, for this selling and buying brought the Adams family and Lott family closer to-gether; who were to build the Douglas Branch up.
Here is the main reason that the selling and buying of these (2) two families pleased me so much and, that is, that I had my eye on the girl that was to be my wife who was the daughter of Uncle Dan.
We all moved to our new homes late in the year 1900 and also early in 1901. Then for several years these two families worked very hard trying to overcome the bad luck that they had the years before.
During these years the Elders continued to labor in our midst preaching first at fathers place then at Uncle Dan’s.
God certainly moves in a mysterious way his work to perform. The time had come for these two families to prune the Lords vineyard and it commenced in this way. In the month of July 1907, Elder George L. Tate and Elder Foote were holding a meeting at Uncle Dans’ home and after the meeting was dismissed the subject was brought up of building a Church house. In a few minutes it was decided upon and my father gave the land on which the little chapel was built. Soon the work was began and Elder Tate gave the first dollar toward the work. The construction of the chapel began in the latter part of July 1907 and in five weeks the little Chapel was ready for use. Elder Nephi Jensen preached the first sermon in it on the 5th Sunday in August 1907. At this time Elder Jensen was on a short term mission. The little chapel was named by Elder Tate , and he saw fit to name it Cumorah. The name was recently changed by President Richards as the Douglas Branch.
The Sunday School was organized August 4, 1912. C.H. Williams as superintendent, B.B. Adams as first assistant and John Adams second assistant. The Sunday School remained like this until 1916 it was disorganized . B.B. Adams was elected as superintendent , John Adams first assistant. This organization continued until November 23, 1919. Bro J.L. Henderson was appointed 2nd assistant.

Note: This is the end of the history of the Douglas Branch ( Cumorah Church) as given by my Grandfather John “Son” Adams” to his daughter Elsie Adams in 1934. Elsie Adams married Earnest Sharp in 1941 and lives in Huntington, West Virginia. ( Typed on computer June 10, 2001 by Orson Adams of Douglas, Ga.)
Historial information from 1934-1975( Some events taken from the Douglas Branch Historical Record in the possession of Orson Adams , Douglas, Ga. )
In the early part of 1934, President Le Grand Richards of the Southern States Mission organized the Cumorah Church into the Douglas Branch with John “ Son” Adams as it’s first President. In the fall of 1934 an MIA was organized making the Douglas Branch a more fully organized Branch of the Church.

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  3. Charlotte Carver Williams

    I have recently found this site. My father, Bazie Carver,grandfather and grandmother, Nancy Rayls Carver were some of the first baptized members of the Douglas Branch. I remember going to Sunday School there in the 30s and early 40s. Charlotte Carver Williams. My husband is Jesse Gray Williams and his Father Jesse Green Williams was the first bishop of the Axson Ward, Axson, Ga, the building that was moved when the wars was moved to Pearson, Ga.

  4. Candace Amerson (Jewell)

    Thanks for sharing this! Richard Jewell who was one of the first families to join the church is my great grandfather.

  5. Joah

    Just came across a little information about the Elder Brewer mentioned….. his name was Adam R. Brewer. His missionary journals are also available for reading online : https://eadview.lds.org/dcbrowser/MS%2011971/

  6. Joah

    Thanks for the information. If anyone has any other information, any written histories, other photos, etc. of the Cumorah church, I’d love to get a copy of it if possible.

    • DOA

      I am aware of Wards History of Coffee County. Ward’s history is to be corrected. My Grandfather John “Son” Adams, son of Joseph, at the request,of Legrand Richards, gave the history to his daughter in1934, which is hand written in the same type ledger that Nephi Jensen had recorded his. I have the original version given by my Grandfather plus all meeting held in the Cumorah Church from1935 when President Legrand Richards dedicated the church and it became known as the Douglas Branch. I will email you a copy, if I can, thru this site,since I have the the copy on file. (Copy of History). Also, if you go to, I believe it is the 1930 Improvement Ira the sermons of BH Roberts which is on the internet he tells of a meeting where northern Florida and around 30 counties from Ga came to Douglas for a special meeting with over 700 people in attendance. The mission President plus others met there at that time. I believe this when the South Ga and Florida Districts were organized.
      As far as the 5th Sunday of August, there was not a 5th Sunday in August. My Grandfather was recalling from memory The first sermon preached by a missionary was Nephi Jensen on September 15th 1907 according to his Journal.
      In fact, he wrote that two meetings were held. Look on page 145 & 146 of 1907 Journal. My Greatgrand father Dan P. Lott was baptized written in the last of his 1889 Journal and My Greatgrand father Joseph Adams was also baptized . The Cumorah Church in Douglas still stands with over 107 years of history.

      History of the Douglas Branch – Cumorah Church

      Given by John (Son ) Adams in 1934, and recorded by his daughter Elsie Adams Sharp. Typed on computer by John (Son) Adams’s grandson Donald Orson Adams Sr. of Douglas, Ga. in the month of June 2001.
      The History:
      In as much as I John Adams President of the Douglas Branch, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was requested by President Le Grande Richards of the Southern States Mission to write a brief history of this branch. I shall try in a few words to give a brief sketch of the rise and progress of this Branch.
      In order to do this it will be necessary to go back 35 years ago. The exact date I can’t remember but it was the 2nd or 3rd Sunday in June 1899.
      My father, Joseph Adams was visiting at Benjaman Irving Spivey, his son-in-law. On Saturday evening Elder Nephi Jensen and Elder Sellers came to Brother Spivey’s home. The Elders began to teach the restored Gospel. All the evening they sat and discussed the Gospel with my father and brother Spivey. The Elders spent the night at Spiveys and on the next day, which was Sunday, the Elders had appointed a meeting at a church by the name of Old Mt. Zion of the Baptist profession. Father went over to hear them, but when he arrived the members of that Church were gathering in order to keep the Elders from preaching in the Church. Some of the men had knives and some of them had guns. There was one of the members had a little of the Spirit of the Lord, whose name was Frank Griffis. He told the people if they objected to the Elders preaching in then house that he would go in the church and bring out some benches and a little table and the Elders could preach outside under the oak trees. After having done all this the meeting continued. After the meeting was over with Mr. Frank Griffis, the man who had brought the benches out, said to his brother Hare, “You will have to meet that sermon in judgement for it is the truth.” Then father came forward and told the Elders that they were welcome at his home any time they would come.
      Father arrived home late Sunday night and the next morning at the breakfast table father said, to the school mistress, “did you ever hear a Mormon preacher”. She said that she had never heard one so father began to tell the story of having met the Mormon Elders at Brother Spivey’s. He said, that those were the smartest men he had ever heard preach and that they were coming to his home the next day and preach.
      From that time on the Elders visited us, also they found other homes and friends. I want to mention here, at this point of our history that the Elders began to canvas the country finding some very staunch friends, and among these were Uncle Dan Lott. He went to hear the Elders preach and he liked it very much.
      Here is what my wife tells me for she is the daughter of Uncle Dan and remembers what he said, to his wife, Aunt Tilda, “if I have ever heard the Gospel I heard it tonight.” Uncle Dan had already said , that there was something wrong with all the other churches, but when he heard Elder Jensen it opened up the mystery to him and so the Gospel began to take root here. On October 15, 1899 Dan Lott was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. the foundation began to be layed which since then has grown to be a branch of the Church
      I would like to mention here, that everything was not pleasant with the Elders. We know in all ages of time when God has put forth his hand to do a work among his children Satan has tryed to stop the work from progressing. The Elders were forced to sleep out in the woods with ” Uncle Sam” on account of the people not taking them in.
      Here is an incident that happened near Uncle Dan Lotts home. I think it was in the late summer of 1899. Elder Nephi Jensen and companion while traveling through the country preaching and tracting were trying to make their way back home; ( or what they called home was Uncle Dan Lotts). They got lost and it was getting late at night so they stopped at farm house and asked for intertainment but were denied. The man finally told them they could sleep on the porch.
      They awoke the next morning and found that they were only about one mile from Uncle Dans. They hastened on home and were just in time for breakfast. On another occasion rotten eggs were thrown at the Elders.
      Now as the year 1900 comes in with more blessings. The Elders had been away for sometimes; as it was the custom for the South Georgia Elders to labor in Florida in the winter and here in the summer. The South Georgia District belonged to the Florida Conference.
      I want to say that in the year 1900 and especially in the spring and summer of this year that it brought many, wonderful blessings.
      My mother and several others who now belong to the Axson Branch were baptized into the Church. This made two groups that were baptized here. Uncle Dan Lott and Richard Jewel belonging to the first group that joined the Church. Leavey Jewel also was baptized in the first group. The Gospel began to make great progress in spite of opposition.
      Now I come to the part of this history that is very strange to me. It is here that I felt like writing the words of the poet. God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform, he plants his footsteps on the sea and rides upon the waves. The part that is strange happened in the year 1900.
      The first few months of the year come very pleasant weather. Everything acted, as if, we were going to have a prosperous year. The crops were up growing fine and then it began to rain. It rained as I have never seen before are since then. We didn’t make athing and father was certainly worried. He then began to make an effort to sell out his farm.
      At that time there was a tract of land near Douglas, the county seat, that father could buy. He then made arrangements to sell his farm and in turn bought this one near Douglas where our Branch Chapel now stands.
      I shall pick up the other family that helped to make the Douglas Branch possible which family is Uncle Dan Lott.
      As I said, before on account of the rain father sold out his old farm and moved. Along about this time Uncle Dan was having trouble also with his financial, affairs. He also sold out his farm near Pearson, or Kirkland, I might say and bought a farm joining the one dad had bought. All of this transactions seems to be the providence of God.
      When all this trading was made known to me it pleased me very much, for this selling and buying brought the Adams family and Lott family closer to-gether; who were to build the Douglas Branch up.
      Here is the main reason that the selling and buying of these (2) two families pleased me so much and, that is, that I had my eye on the girl that was to be my wife who was the daughter of Uncle Dan.
      We all moved to our new homes late in the year 1900 and also early in 1901. Then for several years these two families worked very hard trying to overcome the bad luck that they had the years before.
      During these years the Elders continued to labor in our midst preaching first at fathers place then at Uncle Dan’s.
      God certainly moves in a mysterious way his work to perform. The time had come for these two families to prune the Lords vineyard and it commenced in this way. In the month of July 1907, Elder George L. Tate and Elder Foote were holding a meeting at Uncle Dans’ home and after the meeting was dismissed the subject was brought up of building a Church house. In a few minutes it was decided upon and my father gave the land on which the little chapel was built. Soon the work was began and Elder Tate gave the first dollar toward the work. The construction of the chapel began in the latter part of July 1907 and in five weeks the little Chapel was ready for use. Elder Nephi Jensen preached the first sermon in it on the 5th Sunday in August 1907. At this time Elder Jensen was on a short term mission. The little chapel was named by Elder Tate , and he saw fit to name it Cumorah. The name was recently changed by President Richards as the Douglas Branch.
      The Sunday School was organized August 4, 1912. C.H. Williams as superintendent, B.B. Adams as first assistant and John Adams second assistant. The Sunday School remained like this until 1916 it was disorganized . B.B. Adams was elected as superintendent , John Adams first assistant. This organization continued until November 23, 1919. Bro J.L. Henderson was appointed 2nd assistant.

      Note: This is the end of the history of the Douglas Branch ( Cumorah Church) as given by my Grandfather John “Son” Adams” to his daughter Elsie Adams in 1934. Elsie Adams married Earnest Sharp in 1941 and lives in Huntington, West Virginia. ( Typed on computer June 10, 2001 by Orson Adams of Douglas, Ga.)
      Historial information from 1934-1975( Some events taken from the Douglas Branch Historical Record in the possession of Orson Adams , Douglas, Ga. )
      In the early part of 1934, President Le Grand Richards of the Southern States Mission organized the Cumorah Church into the Douglas Branch with John “ Son” Adams as it’s first President. In the fall of 1934 an MIA was organized making the Douglas Branch a more fully organized Branch of the Church.

      • Joah

        Wow, thanks for the information. This is good stuff.

      • Joah

        Does anyone else have any other information or photos, histories, etc. about the Cumorah chapel, or about Mormons in Coffee, Atkinson, or Telfair Counties? Thanks.

      • Margaret D. Bennett

        Can’t believe i found this article today! What a thrill is is to read this history and have so many questions answered concerning our family.My name is Margaret Dennison Bennett and I’m from Plant City, Florida. Daniel P. Lott is my great grandfather…..his son Eli is my grandather and he was married to Annie Belle McKinnon. My mother Melva is the baby of the family and the only one of the children who survives. So proud my connection to the Lott and McKinnon families.

      • Cindee Mouritsen

        Thank you for sharing. Is this information in a book? Where did you obtain it?

  7. Dave

    Thanks so much for this information. My great grandmother, Mariah Sears, joined the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Coffee County in 1899. I wonder if it was Elder Henderson, Brewer, Rich, or Callis that taught and baptized her? I’ve heard that Tifton was known as “Little Utah” because of the large amount of Mormons that lived there. I’ve also heard that Mariah’s sons (my great uncles) helped build a church in Waycross. I would love to get more information if you have it.

    • Joah

      Elder Callis later on was called as a seventy, then an apostle. https://www.lds.org/ensign/1981/04/elder-charles-a-callis-twentieth-century-missionary

      It was actually Jensen (not Henderson), you can read Nephi Jensens handwritten journals @ http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/search/collection/MMD/searchterm/Nephi%20Jensen!jensen%2C%20nephi%2C%201876-1955/field/all!creato/mode/all!all/conn/and!and/order/creato/ad/asc

      Ben E. Rich :
      http://amateurmormonhistorian.blogspot.com/2009/10/benjamin-erastus-rich.html

      I can’t seem to find a first name for Elder Brewer… very interesting stuff,

      • DOA

        This is the oldest standing LDS Church in the Southeastern USA . Built in July of 1907 and first sermon preached by Elder Nephi Jensen

        Part of History
        God certainly moves in a mysterious way his work to perform. The time had come for these two families to prune the Lords vineyard and it commenced in this way. In the month of July 1907, Elder George L. Tate and Elder Foote were holding a meeting at Uncle Dans’ home and after the meeting was dismissed the subject was brought up of building a Church house. In a few minutes it was decided upon and my father gave the land on which the little chapel was built. Soon the work was began and Elder Tate gave the first dollar toward the work. The construction of the chapel began in the latter part of July 1907 and in five weeks the little Chapel was ready for use. Elder Nephi Jensen preached the first sermon in it on the 5th Sunday in August 1907. At this time Elder Jensen was on a short term mission. The little chapel was named by Elder Tate , and he saw fit to name it Cumorah. .
        “The land where cemetery is located is down the road on the Cumorah Cemetery RD.”

      • Beth

        Joah, Is there a way to print these journals! Would love to share with others that do not have internet access.

      • Dena Vickers Cotti

        Beth, there is a way to print these. Click on the Journal you want to open. On the right there are two tabs, Thumbnails and Content. Click on the content and scroll down to the bottom. The last entry will say “Printing Version . . . “. Click on that and it will bring up a version that can be printed, downloaded, etc.

        I can’t wait to have time to read all of them because my ancestors were there. I found an entry describing the day that one of my ancestors was baptized. Then I found another entry where he went to another church and described the sermon. The minister that was speaking was also one of my ancestors.

      • Joah

        Thanks for sharing that Dena, I was looking for that option to print and didn’t realize it was there. I am glad to see others with interest in the history of the church there… I was thinking it might be nice for someone to start a blog or share sight where we might be able to share different things we find or come across…. if anyone else is interested.. I would be willing to contribute.

      • Beth Harper

        Thanks, Joah.  The D.P. Lott  that Elder Jensen keeps referring to was was my great grandfather.  It is amazing to read about all of this. 

      • Dena Vickers Cotti

        Beth, is the D. P. Lott in the Journals, Daniel Peterson Lott that was married to Matilda Vickers? If so then we are cousins, my line goes through her brother Wiley. We would also be related through the Moore’s in your Lott line. I also see that your last name is Harper, I bet we connect that way to.

    • Lamar Jordan

      According to my mother, Arzella Bennett Jordan, daughter of Daniel H. Bennett and Mariah Sears Bennett, her brothers Ira, Clyde, and Deeny Bennett built the “Little Utah Church” in Axson, Atkinson County, GA in 1917. “Little Utah” was in Axson, not Tifton. That white country church house was where the Axson Branch/Ward met up until around 1970. Many of my relatives are buried in the “Little Utah” cemetery behind the church. The Church building was sold and moved to another location nearby, after the Pearson Ward was organized. Some of the Bennett family. and others from Axson. moved to Waycross to help built up a ward there.

  8. The Old Church was moved to the Olan Adams property now owned by son, Orson. It is located on the Osbon Mills Rd off of 441 South next to the pond on the left before you get to Cumorah Church Road.

  9. This building is very close to the house I grew up in. It’s on Osbon Mills Rd. in Douglas, GA. Right beside a large pond. I knew the story of this building my whole life since I grew up so close to it and my family is LDS. Very neat to see a story written about it online.

    • Cindee Mouritsen

      Lauren if you still live near this building could you please send me a recent photo? My great grandfather Dan P. Lott donated the timber for this land.

  10. Dena Vickers Cotti

    My great grandfather was one of the first members of the Mormon Church, baptized 1900. To this day there is a large portion of his family that is active in the church. I have seen the church grow in that area since I was young. There are 2 large congregations in Douglas Georgia as well as 8 congregations in the surrounding areas (Tifton, Pearson, Alma, Hazelhurst and Waycross).

    Does anyone know where this building is because it is not located on the cemetery property?

    • Lacey

      Hi! This building is located on the left hand side after you turn off 441. It is just a small priece before te cemetery. It’s nestled right between a lake and trees- can’t miss it!

      • Cindee Mouritsen

        Lacey could you please send me a recent photo of the building? I would love to see what it looks like today. My great grandfather was Dan. P Lott

    • Dena, not sure what the P stood for all we ever heard was Daniel P Lott but yes Matilda Vickers was his wife and Wiley was her brother, and my grandmother was Aleph Lott Mills daughter of Daniel P Lott and Matilda Vickers Lott. I was a Mills before I married so don’t think we would be related thru the Harper.

  11. My mom is from Coffee County and remembers lots of Mormon’s in the area. I have been able to easily research genealogy on that side of the family since the Mormon church documents ancestry so well.

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