Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835
J. Estelle Stewart King
The Territory of Mississippi was formed in 1798 from the western section of what was then Georgia, and included what later became the Territory of Alabama. Mississippi itself became a state in 1817. Given the scarcity of genealogical records for early Mississippi--the 1800 and 1810 census reports, for example, are missing--this work should be of vital interest to researchers with Mississippi forebears. As originally published in 1936, the compilation consisted of abstracts of court records of Mississippi wills, marriages, and tax lists, 1799-1835, for the early counties of Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Hinds, Warren, and Yalobusha, along with miscellaneous court records and a list of Revolutionary War soldiers. (The foregoing counties--except for Claiborne--were the parents wholly or in part of the counties of Copiah, Franklin, Greene, Grenada, Lincoln, Rankin, and Wilkinson.) When the book was reprinted in 1969, Mrs. King added cemetery inscriptions for Hinds County and Vicksburg (in Warren County), and Orphans' Court records for Copiah County. In all, this work is as close to a virtual census of early Mississippi as we are likely to come by.
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