I found this excerpt in the pre civil war diary of Charles Terry, who lived in Desoto Co MS. He mentions a lot of social gatherings and mention many of the young men and women with whom he socialized and worked. Here he mentions John, C.C, and Sam Nesbitt. In 1860 Desoto Co MS, the census taker used initials a lot, but I believe I found them in one family, whose mother was M. In 1870, listed as Nesbit is Matilda, with May, Carrie, Robert and James. In 1880, I found Columbus Nesbitt and family in Desoto Co MS, as well as Matilda being head and apparent mother of others, who seem to match the initials in 1860 census.
Matilda Nesbitt 74 John G. Nesbitt 46 Robert D. Nesbitt 32 James A. Nesbitt 30 Robert Berry 22 Linny Nesbitt 60from here on dowm, they are servants John Nesbitt 50 Cilla Shinault 19 Allen Hunt 21 Frank Cartwright 17 Henry Shinault 5M
"1858 Sunday, 2/14 St. Valentine’s Day. Beautiful clear day pleasant. Francis & I left for meeting at Liberty. Went by Mr. Lax & from there to Spencers to meeting. We met our friends but no preacher. The crowd broke up. Mack & Sam Nabors & I went to Mr. Lax with F.M. Nooner. Then F. came on with me & we wrote off names & had a Valentine party of our on. The following is the way we concluded would suit and we drew to match. May mine at least turn out true. S. Tarpley & Nannie Ayres. J.S. Terry & Lu Gossitt. John Nesbitt & L.M. Nabors. L.C. Bogard & M.J. Nooner. Jno Robinson & Moiie Collins. S. Asberry & D. Bogard. Gad Boswick & Dorthula Wilcox. C.M.D. Terry & Julia Arnold. Bose Holcomb & N.V. Nooner. F.M. Nooner & Lizzy McD. Wm. Bunn & D.M.F. Beck. Wm. Wilcox & M.C. Beck. Pollie Nabors & H.L. Mechan. F. Asberry & Fannie Spencer. Orrin Beck & M.A. Terry. Thos. Bogard & Ema Lewis. H.K. Nabors & Lizzie Aughey. Ambros Daniel & Beth Gray. S.M. Terry & W.M.P. Nabors. W.L. Nooner & E.J. Terry. Mollie Nunnaley & Wm. Mitchel. J.C. Williams & Carrie Nabors. Frank Ayres & Bettie Matthews. Sam Nesbitt & Mary Mechan. G.P. Robinson & Kit Crawford. Jno Nabors & Sallie Warren. Dr. R.M. Bostwick & Fannie Wheatley. R.H. Daniel & Mary Hix. Wm. Terry & Mary Wheatley. Wm. Warren & M.K. Terry. Jno Bunn & Rebecka Henderson. J.G. Nabors & C.C. Nesbitt. Thos. Norris & E.E. Spencer."