Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835. J. Estelle Stewart King. (1936, 1969). 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.Genealogical.com publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, Genealogical.com can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. Genealogical.com is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.