Sarah Tait

Female 1842 - 1884  (42 years)


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  • Name Sarah Tait 
    Nickname Sallie 
    Born 12 Jun 1842  Como, Panola County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 04 Dec 1884  Como, Panola County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Friendship Cemetery, Como, Panola County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The land on which Como now stands was purchased from local Indians around 1825 for fifty cents an acre. In 1832, Dr. George Tait arrived from Georgia with his bride, Mildred Ann McGehee. The Mississippi-Tennessee railroad, the lifeblood of Como, was completed in 1856, connecting the town with Memphis to the north and Sardis to the south. About that same time, the old post office, which used to be located at the Tate County line stagecoach stop (now Abe's Chapel), was moved to its current location. The depot and Dr. Tait's home were the only buildings in the area until his death in 1865 at which time his daughter, Sallie, and her husband, Colonel Monroe Pointer, began selling lots for businesses and homes. With the railroad in place to transport crops and passengers, the town began to thrive. Unlike many communities that are centered around a courthouse, Como's commerce developed facing the railroad tracks.

      There are two versions of how Como received its name. One comes from the Indians who named the area Como, meaning "tops of trees," for that was all that could be seen when looking out over the land. The other story is that Dr. Tait refused to call the town "Taitville," preferring to name it for Lake Como, Italy.

      Around the turn of the 20th century when "Cotton was King," Como was known for having more millionaires per capita than almost anywhere else in the U.S. Be this fact or fiction, there were undoubtedly many wealthy and worldly residents in the area. Some of their homes still stand as a testament to their success - and to a lifestyle that has faded into folklore.
    Person ID I2136  Root Tree
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2010 

    Family Corporal Monroe Pointer, Senior,   b. 20 Jun1838, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1890, Como, Panola County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Apr 1867 
    Children 
     1. Annie McGehee Pointer,   b. Mar 1870, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Monroe Pointer, Junior,   b. 04 Apr 1876, Como, Panola County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1950, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Obedience Pointer,   b. @1872, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sallie F Pointer,   b. @1873, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Tait Pointer,   b. @1877, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. David Pointer,   b. @1888, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Pointer, Sarah Tait
    Pointer, Sarah Tait

    Census Records
    1870 Census
Como, Panola County, Mississippi
Monroe Pointer
    1870 Census Como, Panola County, Mississippi Monroe Pointer
    1880 Census
Como, Panola County, Mississippi
Corporal Monroe Pointer Senior
    1880 Census Como, Panola County, Mississippi Corporal Monroe Pointer Senior