Mayersville

Mayersville is the county seat of Issaquena County. Originally it was a busy cotton trading port on the Mississippi River. Now it is a small farming community. As best as I can tell, it is the only community in Mississippi named for a Jewish person.

From Wikipedia: In 1885, black saloon keeper Ebenzer Fowler was rumored to have sent an insulting letter to a white woman in the town. An armed white posse confronted Fowler on the main street just before dark. They claimed that Fowler grabbed a gun from a posse member and fired a shot at them; they returned fire and shot him dead. Tension between the town’s blacks, a majority of the population, and whites flared following the shooting. The county sheriff called in twenty-two members of Vicksburg’s militia, ‘Volunteer Southrons,’ for assistance. The militia left the following day when tensions had eased

From a history by David Sansing: Senator E.N. Scudder of Mayersville, a member of the Joint Legislative Committee for a State Flag, designed Mississippi’s current flag in 1894. Fayssoux Scudder Corneil, Senator Scudder’s daughter, stated in an address to the United Daughters of the Confederacy that her father designed the flag and included the Beauregard battle flag in the canton corner to honor the Confederate soldier.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according the power that works in us.” Eph. 3:20 NKJV

“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” Isaiah 61:7 NIV

Our Father in heaven,
We bless the Jewish farmers, businessmen, and government leaders that have contributed to Mississippi. We bless their descendants. We bless their institutional legacies. We bless the community of Mayersville.
We ask Your forgiveness for the many sins and iniquities committed in Mayersville, especially that of racism, slavery, broken covenant, and violence. Forgive us for glorifying our defiance of Your holy laws, especially in a community carrying a name from Your chosen people. We humbly claim the Blood of the Lamb over our shameful past.
You told Abram that You would bless those who blessed him and curse those who dishonored him. We claim this promise and humbly request that a double portion of blessings will come upon Mayersville. May a banner of hope and unity be raised over Mayersville and the state of Mississippi. Amen.
Genesis 12:3

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