I do know these were hard people,I am guessing Scot or Welch descendants, women included, they suffered greatly during the time of the WBTS, and afterwards, because of the losses suffered by the units from that area. They stayed mostly to themselves and raised their families. Myself and my cousins were the first in our line to graduate from high school since the WBTS. MY kids were the first to get a college education.
Truth be known nearly the whole area is kin by marriages. I am kin to so many Pittmans,Bullocks, and Brumfields "up there," I quit recording their names unless I know them.
The area from Marion to Amite County Mississippi is still a very rural area and a person could get "lost" easily. You seldom see anyone on the country roads after dark, at least in Walthall County. Entering a persons driveway at night could very well get you a booming warning!!!! I know first hand.