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The Semi-Weekly Leader Archive

  • Brookhaven, Mississippi
  • 18831922

About

Benjamin Turner Hobbs began his newspaper career as a printer's apprentice to ambitious Robert Hiram Henry, proprietor of the Newton Weekly Ledger (1871-75). A move to Brookhaven, the seat of Lincoln County located in the longleaf pine belt of southwestern Mississippi, required Henry to rename his journal the Brookhaven Ledger. Taking advantage of his employer's third move, this time to the state capital, Jackson, Hobbs purchased Henry's "office outfit." Seeking to acquire the Ledger's county readership, he established the four-page weekly Brookhaven Leader (1883-91). Hobbs subsequently moved his newspaper to Jackson in 1892 and renamed it the Mississippi Leader (1892-95).

Archive Info

  • 10,539
  • Brookhaven, Mississippi
  • 18831922

Paper History

  • Mississippi Leader
  • The Brookhaven Leader
  • The Leader

Source Information

The Semi-Weekly Leader, 1905–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 3, 2022

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Brookhaven, Mississippi
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Jeff and Sabrina (Burt) Sasser marriage license

Jeff and Sabrina (Burt) Sasser marriage license

The Semi-Weekly Leader
Brookhaven, Mississippi
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WB Covington paid $34.17 for gravel

WB Covington paid $34.17 for gravel

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Brookhaven, Mississippi
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WB Covington in charge of lumber mill that will be moving to Sontag.
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JW Covington had 71st birthday celebration at his home.

JW Covington had 71st birthday celebration at his home.

The Semi-Weekly Leader
Brookhaven, Mississippi
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Gladys graduates from Women's College at Hattiesburg this term.
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Archive Info

  • 10,539
  • Brookhaven, Mississippi
  • 18831922

Paper History

  • Mississippi Leader
  • The Brookhaven Leader
  • The Leader

Source Information

The Semi-Weekly Leader, 1905–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 3, 2022