By Joyce W. Sanders
Taking up the saga of the Lloyds, we now turn to Samuel Lattimore Lloyd born in 1856 at Bluff Springs here in Attala County and lived on the old home place until his death in 1935. He was known as Uncle Lat Lloyd. Della Nitchell born in 1864 and died in 1929 was his wife.
Having no children of their own, they adopted Clara Black, who when grown married Charles Mann; their daughter was Quanita Mann, who was left an orphan and whose guardian was Miss Quanita Brown, a Methodist missionary.
These are the children of the Rev. William Butler Lloyd, except for Mollie who will be in a future column and who will bring in many more connections.
The main street of Sallis is Lloyd Street in his honor.
There have been three Baptist Churches in Sallis and the one that Uncle "Lloyd" led the church to
build was the second--know as the Long Creek Baptist Church.
Miss Gladys Boyette wrote in 1968, "After an aunt of mine had finished college and lived in several larger towns, she still thought 'Uncle Lloyd' a very great preacher. There were nine charter members in 1840. There were 66 negroes in 1866 given letters at their own requests. I understand 'Elder Lloyd' directed the Baptist Blacks in organizing their church"
According to E. Q. Richards of Macon, Levi Lloyd on November 19, 1864, made a deed of gift to William B. Lloyd of 17 slaves and some acreage of land. One of these was Perry, and probably Dallas and Warren. After the war they retained the Lloyd name.
In a letter from Ann Eliza Case in 1896 to her nephew, William Enoch Williams, she states: "Ma and I are running the farm together. We have one cropper, 'Old Perry,' and we can hire the plowing done." When
|William Enoch's son visited Sallis in 1918, he met and talked to Perry Lloyd.
This branch of the Lloyd family is being researched by Florida Dee Miller of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Other than the descendants of Perry, Dallas and Warren, there are no Lloyds by name living in our area today. Correct me if I am wrong. But there are many, many connections. These people can be proud of the Heritage. The connections answered the call of the Confederacy, the call of the Connections and the call of Christ. As long as they are remembered, the good they did will live after them, and they will never die.
In past columns we have touched on many connections...Lloyd, Sallis, Black, etc. Next will come the Williams and others. Without the coming of the Williamses this account of Mollie Lloyd would never have been.