I am trying to find out about my Great Great Grandfather, I have read that he was killed in Tupelo,Mississippi in Lee County by gunshot, August 26,1860. That would have been prior to the war between the states and I have been told that there was no Lee county til after that war. I was also told that there was a small settlement called Tupelo close to Pontotoc but not the present Tupelo back in that time. He lived in Pontotoc and was on the census with his children,one of them being my Great Grandfather Liberty Washington Dandridge , It appears he was a widower and raising his children alone. I am hoping that some newspaper could have printed an article about it or if anyone could give me any direction I would greatly appreciate it.