The Woodville Republican: Mississippi's Oldest Existing Newspaper, Volume 4: June 22, 1878 - December 25, 1880 - O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese. These abstracts include announcements of Masonic Lodge meetings, legal notices, runaway slaves, marriages and deaths, religious and community events, court proceedings, legal disputes, estate and tax sales, military appointments, elections, epidemics, murders and suicides, and all other data of genealogical interest. Arranged chronologically, the entries provide vital statistics as well as historical information. Important events that occurred during this period include the devastating yellow fever epidemic and the unsuccessful exodus of thousands of freed slaves to Kansas. Reports of the post-Civil War activities of Jefferson Davis, cases of whippings and hangings, and other contemporary social topics make for fascinating reading and a wealth of genealogical material. Family historians will appreciate the full name index. The previous volume in this popular series ended with abstracts of the January 9, 1855 issue. Between the years 1855 and 1878, only three issues are known to exist, which are included herein.
(1994), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 286 pp.