I am Cristal Simmons living in Chicago. Since 1980 I have been researching my family. It has been a long time since I posted a query here so here goes. I hope there is someone in cybergenea land who can connect with me!
I am posting my Mississippi list first, followed by the other states.
My Mississippi ancestors mainly come from Coffeeville Yalobusha Co and
Grenada, Grenada Co although if you have the name from MS, let me know as the collaterals moved all over the state. My direct ancestors also started migrating to Chicago in the 1930's although some of their relatives stayed in Ms and other moved to other cities and states. So these dates range from slavery to the present.
Simmons (first names include but are not limited to Albert, William, Mose,
Boss, Hannah, Susan
Spearman (WT, William, Good Walter or GW, Lorenzo or Tug, Grover, Blain,
Lane (Lott, Cornelious)
Fox (Wash, George, Washington, Polly,)
Rayburn (Will, Lake, Pearl, Ment)
Jones (Liza, Lewis, Louis, Alf, Pompey)