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Old 09-15-2007, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Default Alligator Ms

Does anybody know anyone from Alligator ,MS? It seems to barely be a speck on the map... Please respond via this form..Trying to find relatives who were born there.. Thanks again!
Barbara B
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Hernando, MS
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Alligator is a speck of a town, so your map would be acurate. It lies 12 miles south of Clarksdale on HWY 61. Very small should be easy to find someone there.
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:04 PM
 
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Smile native of alligator

greetings, i'm from the alligator/ duncan area,in bolivia county ms. I'm also looking for family.
every two years, on the even number, there is a hometown reunion for aiilgator,duncan and shelby ms. the next on is memorial day weekend 2008. I went down in 04 after a 30 yr abscence. I took some of my grown children and grandchildren and it was quite an exprience. The kids said that it reminded them of a scene from the color purple.
I live in chicago now, thinking about coming back south for good real soon.
my email address is Moderator cut: no private e-mails on c.d. Ask people to DM you instead

looking to hear from you, we might be kin!
Hope to see you memorial day weekend o8 aligator/duncan and shelby ms hometown reunion. Peace & much love to ya!

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Old 04-07-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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Does anybody know anyone from Alligator ,MS? It seems to barely be a speck on the map... Please respond via this form..Trying to find relatives who were born there.. Thanks again!
Barbara B
Yes my father was born there and his family was the Tooles, Cox, Brown, and Crockett.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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hey am kiarius n am from aillgator n i sty there nw i live wit cathy felniod that my mother n her mother name is thelma jackson died in 05
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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Smile hi

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Does anybody know anyone from Alligator ,MS? It seems to barely be a speck on the map... Please respond via this form..Trying to find relatives who were born there.. Thanks again!
Barbara B
am from alligator am only 14 bt peopkle from there r doing good n i stay there nw bt most of old people have pasted away
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:08 PM
 
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hello, i went to elementary school in alligator,, teachers were ms. turner, ms. harris,, i am now living in michigan. i went to this web site , because my mom recently told us (children) that her dad was from the chocotaw nation, so i thought i would look up some information. i knew the name of some of the familes in alligator, duncan, shelby, we lived in hillhouse on the nolan plantation. my parents were share croppers.. i remember that we had family in greenville, clarksdale.... some family names includes shepherd, green , nichols, daniels, thomas , carnes/corns .went back to ms for a family funeral,, that was in 1978. i have not been back , but i would love to connect with my family as well as some of my alligator class mates..We use to ride the bus to school,,some of the students on the bus went to alligator, some went to duncan, and some went to shelby. Moderator cut: private e-mails not allowed on c.d. Have people DM you instead.

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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I am a Bolivar County, MS native. I was born in 1968 at the East Bolivar County Hospital (now Bolivar Medical Center) in Cleveland, MS. My family and I lived in Shelby, MS (my father's hometown) until 1974, when we moved to Cleveland. I was away a few times for college and jobs, but I have lived here continualy since November or December of 1999.

I drove up to Alligator last Saturday (January 28) to look at some tornado damage. A few trailers and houses east of Highway 61 were damaged or destroyed. I then went into "downtown" Alligator off of Highway 61. There are about two or three stores open.
Bruno Fava became a rich man with his store located on the west side of Highway 61. He sold food, gas, and liquor. He died a few years ago and the store was recently sold to another family. There was a Jewish man from Clarksdale named Aaron Kline who once had a business called "The Whale Store" in downtown Alligator, but he passed away too.

Like all communities in the Delta, Alligator depended on cotton for its livelihood. Sharecroppers and day laborers would go into towns all across the Delta on Saturdays after they got paid. Many stores would stay open until midnight or later. With the replacement of men by machines on the farm and the continued system of racial segregation, many people moved out of the Delta starting in World War Two. Bolivar County now has about half as many people as it did in 1940!
With little industry in the area and farm employment a small fraction of its former self, many people in the Delta depend on the government for their livelihood. While a few are lucky enough to work for the government, a majority depend on various welfare programs to provide support.

For what it's worth, Mississippi has more black elected officials than any other state. Many of our town mayors and county sheriffs are black, especially in the majority-black Delta. Bolivar County now has a black sherriff. In Alligator as in other Delta cities and towns, the majority population is black, poor, and relatively young while the minority population is white, relatively wealthy, and shrinking. A few Mexicans live in the countryside and work mainly as farm laborers. A few Indians from India have moved here, mostly to operate convenience stores and motels. The Delta once had a number of Chinese American families that operated grocery stores and Jewish families that operated dry goods stores, but the population of both has dwindled sharply since World War II.
My hometown of Cleveland is holding its own primarily due to the presence of Delta State University.
Unfortunately, real estate is rather pricy compared to other Delta towns. However, our downtown shopping area is doing well and was "prettied up" a few years ago thanks to government grants.

I could probably type a lot more but my arms are getting tired.

God bless,

CKB
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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People , please remember that private e-mails and whole names are not allowed on c.d. Have people DM you with any information.
Thanks, nancy
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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Greetings to all of my fellow Bolivans, Peace And Much Love To You All, I have not checked in for sometimes and i'm very happy to see all of these responses, I'm Related to the Halls, Blackmon, Perkins, Warrens, Browns, Hicks, Davenports, Carrs, Phelons, Taylors and many more... If you are related to any of these sir names we are probably Kin Folk... It's once again time for the Hometown Reunion Memorial Day Weekend, I would really Love to go, have not made any plans...
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