The United States took possession of the Mississippi Territory from Spain in 1798. Mississippi became a state in 1817. “The primary settlements in Mississippi during the 1800’s were along the Mississippi River and the Natchez Trace, a route over land from Natchez to Nashville Tennessee. Therefore, most newspapers available at the State Archives for the period 1801 to 1850 were in these areas.” The people named lived primarily in southern Mississippi, although there are frequent mentions of people from northern Mississippi and other states, especially Louisiana. In addition to the names of the subjects, the entries also include the names of ministers, witnesses, relatives, and dates and places of residence, to the extent that this data appears in the original notice; citations to the sources are given for the benefit of those who wish to search the originals. The abstracts are arranged chronologically by newspaper, and there is a complete full-name index.
Betty Couch Wiltshire
(1988), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 338 pp.