AWARD OF MERITORIOUS LEADERSHIP
IN MISSISSIPPI HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
The Order of The First Families of Mississippi established the Award of Meritorious Leadership in Mississippi History and Genealogy in 1994 to honor a person each year who has made outstanding contributions in these areas through research, publications, and historic preservation.
Past recipients serve as the selection committee with the Deputy Governor General, serving as the Chairman.
A nominee must be living and able to attend the Order’s Spring General Assembly the year of his/her award. The Spring General Assembly is held in Natchez, Mississippi.
Specific accomplishments of the nominee such as publications, historic preservation projects, organizational memberships, and any volunteer efforts that have contributed to the preservation of Mississippi history must be substantiated and such data submitted to the committee chairman.
|3||Marie Luter Upton||1994|
|11||Everette Geoffrey Truly||1995|
|442||Etoile Loper Hopkins||1996|
|103||William Marion Smith||1997|
|528||Thomas Henry Bowen, Jr.||1999|
|---||Frances Elizabeth Aydelott||2000|
|1||Charles Owen Johnson||2002|
|213||Martha Ker Brady Lum||2003|
|1150||Mary Collins Landin, Ph.D.||2004|
|687||Gordon A. Cotton||2005|
|---||Marjorie Wingo Murray||2008|
|---||Elbert Riley Hilliard||2012|
|902||Virginia Miller Brickell||2013|
|629||Christine Fortenberry Eaton||2015|
|---||Patsy Carol Brewer||2016|
|---||Murella Hebert Powell||2018|
|652||Ann Atkinson Simmons||2021|