The Cox, Wimberlys, and Sanders both have roots in Mississippi. My maternal side includes the Wimberly lineage, probably dating back to Lewis [Louis] Wimberly or Wimberley, and Samuel Cox, both of Carroll County, Mississippi. I am not able to trace my paternal grandfather - Jessie Olan Sanders who moved into Sledge, Quitman County, Mississippi. He was originally from Alabama and married Annie Mae Lum McKay of Leake County, Mississippi.
My maiden name is Cathy Elizabeth Sanders. I owe a special thank you to my cousin, David Wimberly, who provided the original notes and research and hooked me on such a fascinating topic. I am stunned by the generosity of individuals who share their information. I hope I can be of help to you! Enjoy.
- Cousins (20 KB)
Family get-together at Dollie's house in Batesville, MS. Back, l to r: Peggy Burkes, Sharon Riales, Jerry Burkes, Bob Burkes, Mark Riales. Front: Cathy Sanders and Theresa Riales. Burkes' dog. Probably 1961.
- Trip to Jackson (24 KB)
Sledge High School, Sledge, MS, 1950's. Trip to Jackson, Mississippi. Marie Wimberly Laxton is third from the right.
- Belle and George T. Robinson (28 KB)
On back: Mama & Bro. Robinson, Shine Turner [community of Lambert, Mississippi].
- The Men in the Family (11 KB)
Roy Wimberly's house, Memphis, TN. Left to right: Roy, Moody Riales, George Robinson, Robert Burkes, Tim Laxton, and Bob Laxton. About 1964.
- Crowder Elementary, Crowder, Mississippi (27 KB)
Marie Wimberly Laxton's school days. Marie is third from the left.
- Mary Wimberly (28 KB)
The boy may be her oldest son, N. L. Chaney.
- Cox Family (59 KB)
Top Photo: Samuel Wesley Cox, Miss Bell, and Samuel's children. Bottom Photo: Cox siblings at Cox family reunion; Fannie Belle is the 4th female on the front row.
- Marie Wimberly Laxton and the twins (6 KB)
Marie, Tim, and Tam on Breedlove, Memphis, TN, 1964/65. See our bald heads.
- Ralph and Pauline Wimberly (20 KB)
On back: Ralph and wife. 18 years and 22 years, 6 months.
- Samuel Wesley Cox and Charlotte Cox (42 KB)
Samuel with his sister, Lottie.
- Fannie Belle Coxand Tim Laxton (48 KB)
My grandmother with my brother at the home of her daughter and our aunt, Dollie Burkes. circa early 1980's
- Alfred Wimberly, 1928 (21 KB)
- Mary and Raymond Wimberly (32 KB)
On back of photo: Mary, doll, Raymond. Mary and Raymond are sister and brother. Mary was born in 1925 and Raymond in 1928.
- Grandchildren of Alfred Wimberly and Fannie Cox (22 KB)
Back, left to right, Bob Burkes, Mike Wimberly, David Wimberly. Front, l to right, Theresa Riales, Cathy Sanders, Mark Riales, Michelle Wimberly, Terry Wimberly, Miriam Wimberly, Sharon Riales. Family reunion at home of Dollie Burkes, Batesville, MS, early 1960's.
- Belle Cox Wimberly (16 KB)
Daughter Mary Wimberly Riales says that this is a picture of her mother. It is unclear as to whether it is really Belle Cox Wimberly but the woman is definitely pregnant.
- Wimberly Family Christmas (16 KB)
Robinson Chapel, Sledge, MS. The parsonage. Grandmother is on the right. Probably 1972 or 1973.
- Dollie and Robert Burkes (19 KB)
Dollie and Robert at Christmas time. Date unknown.
- I Can Drive If I Want To. (24 KB)
Fannie Belle Cox [Robinson]at parsonage, New Albany, MS. Date unknown. She never learned to drive.
- Ralph Wimberly and Grandson (21 KB)
On back: Ralph [Hot] Wimberly, age 53, Mother's Day 1971 at Brenda's [his daughter]. Mrs. Bessie Bradley's home before her death. Shea Rodgers, age 6 months.
- Sunday Go-To Meetin' Clothes (19 KB)
Left to right: Marie Laxton, Tammy Laxton, Belle Robinson. Behind Belle: Cathy Sanford; seated, Timothy Laxton. Inside Robinson Chapel, Sledge, MS. Probably 1973.
- Samuel Wesley Cox and Family (36 KB)