George Caldwell Granberry

George Caldwell Granberry (Hinds County)

State House: 1882-1883

Born: September 1852 in Hinds County, MS

Farmer, teacher, and postmaster. Attended Tougaloo College. Listed on the 1880 census in Yazoo County with wife Lucinda and family. Listed on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census in Hinds County with Lucinda and children.

In 1902, Granberry filed an application for himself and his children to be identified as Mississippi Choctaws through his mother. According to that application, he and his mother (Sallie, from Clarke County) were not enslaved, though his father (George) was. Sallie’s mother, to Granberry’s knowledge, was a Choctaw named Betsey Cook. The application was refused based on insufficient evidence.

Hinds County Gazette, September 30, 1868
Tri-Weekly Clarion, September 30, 1869
Semi-Weekly Clarion, April 21, 1871
Tougaloo College class list, 1873
State Ledger, October 25, 1892
Clarion-Ledger, April 27, 1900
Clarion-Ledger, April 27, 1900
Clarion Ledger, July 12, 1900
Choctaw application, page 1
Choctaw application, page 2
Jackson Daily News, June 16, 1904
Jackson Daily News, July 10, 1905