Mississippi Research by Susi Pentico
COMPLIMENTS OF USGENWEB. MISSISSIPPI ARCHIVES
LIBRARIES, COURT HOUSES, TOWN HALL, CHURCHES AND
MANY CLUBS .
2013-02-05. "Chickasaw Chiefs and Prominent Men". Mississippi Genealogical & Historical Research. Retrieved 2013-02-05. Dr. W.A. Evans, Aberdeen Examiner
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Choctaw name. means Deer River, First inhabitants.
The comments on slavery will take your breathe away.
Issaquena County is notable for its participation in slavery. In 1860, 92.5% of Issaquena County's total population were enslaved people, the highest concentration anywhere in the United States. The U.S. Census for that year showed that 7,244 slaves were held in Issaquena County, and of 115 slave owners, 39 held 77 or more slaves. Dr. Stephen Duncan of Issaquena County held 858 slaves, second only to Joshua John Ward of South Carolina. This large "value of slave property" made Issaquena County the second richest in the nation, with "mean total wealth per freeman" at $26,800 in 1860. By 1880—just 15 years after the abolition of slavery—the
county had developed "a strong year-round market for wage labor", and Issaquena was the only county in Mississippi to report "no sharecropping or sharerenting whatsoever".
Important to read and understand this time line.
A similar data base but worth going through.
sites not often mentioned but: Ask.com, www.worldatlas.com,
This page has much on the various records in the state archives.
Films, digitial, books, maps, genealogy.http://www.google.com/url?q=http://mdah.state.ms.us/new/research/ge... ,
http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/refreq.php off site research requests help.
I HOPE USGENWEB FORGIVES ME BUT I BORROWED THIS MAP THEY SAID WE COULD PRINT . I GATHER IF WE COULD PRINT I COULD SHOW IT.
Do not forget to check out fraternal organizations. Church organizations were very large in the Midwest and South also
NEIGHBORING STATES ARE:
ALABAMA, LOUISANA , ARKANSAS, TENNESSEE
TENNESSE RECORDS REPOSITORY HAS MANY RECORDS.
REMEMBER MANY TIMES RECORDS ARE FOUND NEXT DOOR. WAR CAUSED MANY SHIFTS OF VALUABLES.
THANKS FOR LISTENING AND LEARNING.
Hope this will help you.