Early Settlers of Mississippi as taken from Land Claims in the Mississippi Territory


Mississippi was formed from land ceded to the United States by South Carolina and Georgia. Part of the British Province of West Florida and part of the land ceded by the French made up the rest of the Territory of Mississippi in 1798. The Territory of Alabama was formed from the Territory of Mississippi in 1817. In 1817, statehood was granted to Mississippi. In these records the original proprietor is named, by whom the land is presently being claimed, reason for change of title (purchase or inheritance), nature and extent of claim, and if the claim was disallowed. the reason of disallowance. The Index contains the names of approximately 5,000 names.

Walter Lowrie

1834, (1986), paper, 304 pp.

ISBN: 9780893085834