On June 8, 1901 James Benjamin "Ben" Bynum purchased 157.54 acres of land in Lamar County, Mississippi. The land was located south of Sumrall in Township #5, Range #15.
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Ben Bynum was twenty-six years old when he purchased this acreage. By 1901, four of thirteen children had already been born to Ben and Annie Jane Sumrall Bynum. Their oldest son, John Buel, was my maternal grandfather.