William J. Blackwell married first in TN, his wife died and he moved to MS. He had about 3 children. One son William J Blackwell, and a daughter Minerva J. Blackwell . He married Mahala Smith in 1874 in Lee County MS, Tupelo, and they had one child: Minnie B. Blackwell, She married George F. Carroll. She was born in 1877. She died 1905 and is buried in Saltillo Cemetery, Lee Co. MS Does anyone in the Blackwell family know their history? Does anyone know when William J and Mahala died and where? I would appreciation connecting with Blackwell family.