Hi.I came across your post, as I am looking for the parents of my great grandfather William Ben Northam b.06/06/1862 d. 02/02/1902 in Itawamba County.He is buried in Bounds Cross Roads Cemetery near Shottsville, AL.
Milley Northam shows up on an 1860 census in Itawamba Co, MS with Sherrod and Elizabeth Northam as heads of household. It says Milley was born in Alabama.
I have narrowed down my WilliamBen's (my great grandfather)father to be either William, Sherrod, or Benjamin Northam of Marion County, AL.
My grandfather lived on the Mississippi side of the state line.I was told he taught for a while at a college of some sort in the area, possibly a Bible college.
He was married to Martha Ann Holley and they lived next door to her family in Bounds Cross Roads.They had two children, Lela and Curtis.After my great grandfather died when Curtis was 1-1/2 years old, Martha Ann Holley married a William Wilson of Itawamba Co.
Curtis, my grandfather, said that many of his Northams moved to Texas.I know I'm on the right track, but cannot piece it together.
If you can provide even the slightest clue, it would be of great help.
I am going to send this to as many members of this clan as I can find.