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  • Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Aberdeen, Mississippi

    This project is for those buried in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi. Notable Interments Frederick George Barry (1845-1909) - US Congress Gen. Reuben Easton Davis (1813-1890) - CSA, US Congress Bvt. Brig. Gen. Samuel Jameson Gholson (1808-1883) - CSA, US Congress Brig. Gen. John Gregg (1828-1864) - CSA, Confederate Congress Jesse Speight (1795-1847)...

  • Tunica County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tunica County, Mississippi. The county was established in 1836 and named for the Tunica Indians, most of which migrated to Louisiana during the colonial period. Adjacent Counties Crittenden County, Ark. DeSoto County Lee County, Ark. Phillips County, Ark. Coahoma County Quitman County Panola County

  • Pike County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pike County, Mississippi. Official Website Pike County was formed by an act of the Territorial General Assembly on December 9, 1815. It was named for explorer Zebulon Pike. Adjacent Counties & Parishes Lincoln County Walthall County Amite County Tangipahoa Parish Washington Parish Cities, Towns & Communities ...

  • Franklin County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of people who were born, lived or died in Franklin County, Mississippi. Overview The county was formed on December 21, 1809 and named for Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. This was the fourth county organized in Mississippi. It was initially developed for agriculture, specifically cotton plantations. Cotton continued to be important to the economy through the 19th century a...

  • Tougaloo College

    Wikipedia Tougaloo College is a private, co-educational, historically black, liberal arts institution of higher education founded in 1869, in Madison County, north of Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Originally established by New York–based Christian missionaries for the education of freed slaves and their offspring, from 1871 until 1892 the college served as a teachers' training school fu...

  • Tishomingo County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Official Website Tishomingo County was organized February 9, 1836, from Chickasaw lands that were ceded to the United States. The Chickasaw were forced by Indian Removal to relocate to lands in the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Jacinto was the original county seat of Tishomingo County and its his...

  • Army of Mississippi (CSA) US Civil War

    There were three organizations known as the Army of Mississippi in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. (This name is contrasted against Army of the Mississippi , which was a Union Army named for the Mississippi River, not the state of Mississippi.)= Army of Mississippi (March 1862) =This army, at times known by the names Army of the West or Army of the Mississippi (the la...

  • Amite County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Amite County, Mississippi .= Official Website = History Amite County was established in February 1809 from the eastern portion of Wilkinson County and was named for the Amite River, which was in turn named for the friendly (French: amitiés) Houma Indians encountered by French explorers in the region. At this time, the population of th...

  • Tippah County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tippah County, Mississippi. Official Website The county was founded in 1836. The name "Tippah" is derived from a Chickasaw language word meaning "cut off." It was taken from the creek of the same name that flows across much of the original county from northeast to southwest before emptying into the Tallahatchie River. The creek pro...

  • Mississippi counties, cities and towns

    This project is part of the State of Mississippi Portal. ==About the Project=Please use this project to add, research, document, and discuss your ancestors from Mississippi. You can add profiles for:* People born in Mississippi* People who lived in Mississippi* People who died in MississippiWhen you find helpful resources for research, please share them here so that others can benefit.If you ha...

  • Rankin County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rankin County, Mississippi. Official Website Founded in 1828, the county is named in honor of Christopher Rankin, a Mississippi Congressman who served from 1819 to 1826. Adjacent Counties Madison County Scott County Hinds County Smith County Simpson County Cities, Towns & Communities Anse | Brandon (County Seat...

  • Sunflower County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Sunflower County, Mississippi. Official Website Sunflower County was created in 1844 and was named for the Sunflower River, which flows through it. Adjacent Counties Coahoma County Tallahatchie County Bolivar County Washington County Humphreys County Leflore County Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Biloxi National Cemetery

    Wikipedia Biloxi National Cemetery is a U.S. National Cemetery that is located in Biloxi, Mississippi on the grounds of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), near Keesler Air Force Base. Find a Grave

  • Prentiss County, Mississippi

    Please add those who were born, lived or died in Prentiss County, Mississippi. Official Website Created in 1870, the county is named for Seargent Smith Prentiss, a noted speaker and US Congressman from Natchez. (Seargent was his first name, not a military title.) Adjacent Counties Alcorn County Tishomingo County Tippah County Itawamba County Lee County Union County

  • Mississippi in the US Civil War (CSA) 1861-1865

    Wikipedia =Mississippi during the Southern War for Independence.See these related projects as well for other details:==Battles== Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, Baldwyn, Mississippi (June 10, 1864)

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  • Tate County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tate County, Mississippi. Official Website Organized in 1873 during the Reconstruction era and is named for Thomas Simpson Tate, one of the first prominent American settlers of the area. Adjacent Counties DeSoto County Marshall County Lafayette County Panola County Tunica County Cities, Towns & Communities A...

  • Tallahatchie County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. The county was founded on December 31, 1833, after most of the Choctaw Nation was forced out under Indian Removal. Tallahatchie is a Choctaw name meaning "rock river". Adjacent Counties Quitman County Panola County Yalobusha County Coahoma County Sunflower County Leflore County Gre...

  • Pontotoc County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Official Website The county was created on February 9, 1836 from lands ceded to the United States under the Chickasaw Cession. Pontotoc is a Chickasaw word meaning "land of hanging grapes". The original Natchez Trace and the current-day Natchez Trace Parkway both pass through the southeast corner of th...

  • Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.= Official Website = History The name Oktibbeha is a Native American word meaning either "bloody water" (because of a battle fought on the banks) or possibly "icy creek". Indian artifacts more than 2,000 years old have been found near ancient earthwork mounds located just east of Starkville, showing the a...

  • Covington County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Covington County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Covington County was established on January 5, 1819. The county was one of the first counties established out of the vast non-agricultural lands in the more eastern part of the state. Covington was originally cut out of Lawrence and Wayne Counties, and encompassed what is now Jefferson...

  • Lincoln County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lincoln County, Mississippi.= Official Website =The county was created by the legislature on April 7, 1870 and was named for Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Adjacent Counties * Copiah County * Lawrence County * Walthall County * Jefferson County * Franklin County * Amite County * Pike County

  • Stone County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Stone County, Mississippi. Official Website Stone County was formed on June 5, 1916. It was named for John M. Stone, who served as Governor of Mississippi from 1876 to 1882 and again from 1890 to 1896. Adjacent County Perry County George County Jackson County Harrison County Forrest County Pearl River County

  • First Battle of Corinth (1862), US Civil War

    The siege of Corinth (also known as the first Battle of Corinth) was an American Civil War engagement lasting from April 29 to May 30, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi. A collection of Union forces under the overall command of Major General Henry Halleck engaged in a month-long siege of the city, whose Confederate occupants were commanded by General P.G.T. Beauregard. The siege resulted in the cap...

  • Clay County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Clay County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Its name is in honor of American statesman Henry Clay, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century. Adjacent Counties * Chickasaw County * Monroe County * Lowndes County * Oktibbeha County * Webster County Cities & Communities *C...

  • Claiborne County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Claiborne County, Mississippi. History The county had been settled by French, Spanish, and English colonists, and American pioneers as part of the Natchez District; organized in 1802, it was the fourth county in the Mississippi Territory. European-American settlers did not develop the area for cotton plantations until after Indian Rem...

  • Copiah County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Copiah County, Mississippi. History Copiah, from a Choctaw Indian word meaning calling panther, was organized in 1823 as Mississippi's 18th county. In the year of county organization, Walter Leake served as governor and James Monroe as President of the United States. In 2004 Calling Panther Lake, commemorating this name, was opened up...

  • Siege of Vicksburg, MS May 18 – July 4, 1863, US Civil War

    This project is about the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate Army of Vicksburg led by Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the ...

  • Mississippi College

    Wikipedia =Mississippi College is a Christian university located in Clinton, Mississippi, just west of the capital city of Jackson. Founded in 1826, MC is the second-oldest Baptist-affiliated college in the United States and the oldest college in Mississippi. With more than 5,000 students, Mississippi College is the largest private university in the state. Notable Alumni

  • Mississippi State University

    Wikipedia =The Mississippi State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, commonly known as Mississippi State University (MSU), is a land-grant university located in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States, partially in the town of Starkville and mostly in an unincorporated area. Mississippi State, Mississippi is the official designation for the area that encompasses the university.I...

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  • Mississippi Valley State University

    Wikipedia =Mississippi Valley State University (commonly referred to as MVSU, The Valley or Valley) is a public, historically black university located in Mississippi Valley State, Leflore County, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta, near Itta Bena. MVSU is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Notable Alumni

  • Jackson State University

    Wikipedia Jackson State University (Jackson State or JSU) is a historically Black college and university ("HBCU") in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. It was founded during the Reconstruction era in 1877 in Natchez, Mississippi as Natchez Seminary by the American Baptist Home Mission Society of New York City. The Society moved the school to the capital, Jackson, in 1882, renaming it Jackson ...

  • Alcorn State University

    Alcorn State University (Alcorn State, ASU or Alcorn) is a public historically black land-grant university in Lorman, Mississippi. It was founded in 1871 and was the first Black land grant college established in the United States.One of Alcorn's most notable alumni, Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist, graduated in 1952. Students at the college were part of the mid-twentieth century Civil Rig...

  • Belhaven University

    Wikipedia =Belhaven University ("Belhaven" or "BU") is a private Christian liberal arts university located in Jackson, Mississippi. Founded by Lewis Fitzhugh and later donated to the Presbyterian Church in the United States, the school has been independently run by a Board of Trustees since 1972. Belhaven is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bacc...

  • Blue Mountain College

    Wikipedia =Blue Mountain College (BMC) is a private liberal arts college, supported by the Mississippi Baptist Convention, located in the northeastern Mississippi town of Blue Mountain not far from Tupelo, Miss. In 2005, the College's Board of Trustees voted unanimously for the college to go fully co-educational.The college was founded in 1873 by Confederate General Mark Perrin Lowrey, a pastor...

  • Noxubee County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Noxubee County, Mississippi.Established in 1833, the county's name is derived from the Choctaw word nakshobi meaning to stink. Adjacent Counties * Lowndes County * Pickens County, Ala. * Oktibbeha County * Kemper County * Sumter County, Ala. * Winston County Cities, Towns & Communities *Bigbee Valley*Brooksville*Gholson*Macon (County ...

  • Neshoba County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Neshoba County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Neshoba was founded in 1833 and was named after a Choctaw chief, whose name in the Choctaw language meant "wolf".Descendants of the Choctaw who remained in the state after the Indian Removal in the 1830s continue to identify as Choctaw. They live in relatively distinct communities and re...

  • Simpson County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Simpson County, Mississippi. The county was established in 1824 and was named for judge Josiah Simpson. Adjacent Counties Rankin County Smith County Covington County Jefferson Davis County Lawrence County Copiah County Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities Braxton D'Lo Harrisville Magee Mendenhall ...

  • Leake County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Leake County, Mississippi.The county was created December 23, 1833 from the Choctaw Cession and was named for Walter Leake, the Governor of Mississippi from 1822 to 1825. Adjacent Counties * Attala County * Madison County * Neshoba County * Scott County Cities, Towns & Communities *Carthage (County Seat)*Edinburg*Good Hope*Lena*Madde...

  • Smith County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Smith County, Mississippi. Official Website Founded in 1833, Smith County, a small county on the edge of the Piney Woods region in south-central Mississippi, was named for Maj. David Smith, a hero of the American Revolution who later settled in Mississippi. Adjacent Counties Scott County Rankin County Simpson County C...

  • Shiloh Cemetery, Big Creek, Mississippi

    This project is for those buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Big Creek, Calhoun County, Mississippi. Find a Grave

  • Sharkey County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Sharkey County, Mississippi. Official Website Established in 1876, the county is named after William L. Sharkey, the provisional Governor of Mississippi in 1865. Adjacent Counties Humphreys County Washington County Yazoo County Issaquena County Cities, Towns & Communities Anguilla Cary Delta City Egremon...

  • Cedar Hill Cemetery ,Vicksburg City Cemetery. 326 Lovers Lane Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, 39180 USA

    Cedar Hill Cemetery Also known as Soldiers Rest Cemetery, Vicksburg City Cemetery LOCATION 326 Lovers Lane Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, 39180 USA PHONE (601)634-4513 WEBSITE web.vicksburg.org/vicksburg/Departments/Cemetery/tabid/70/Default.asHill Cemetery, a large cemetery at the northern end of Mission 66 Road in Vicksburg, includes the graves of many Confederate soldiers who died d...

  • The Confederate States (CSA) during the US Civil War

    Confederate States: Alabama , Florida , Georgia , Indian Territory , Louisiana , Mississippi , North Carolina , South Carolina , Tennessee , Texas , Virginia

  • Scott County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Scott County, Mississippi. Official Website The county was created in 1833 and was named for Abram M. Scott, the Governor of Mississippi from 1832 to 1833. On October 23–25, 1898, a "race war" erupted in Harperville, an unincorporated community in Scott County, after blacks resisted one of their community being arrested for an all...

  • Bolivar County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Bolivar County, Mississippi.The county is named in honor of Simón Bolívar , early 19th-century leader of the liberation of several South American colonies from Spain.The Cleveland, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Bolivar County. It is located in the Mississippi Delta, or Yazoo Basin, of Mississippi. This area was firs...

  • Montgomery County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Montgomery County, Mississippi.= Official Website =The county was founded in 1871. It is said to be named in honor either of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada, or for Montgomery County, Tennessee, from which an early settler came. In the latter case...

  • Lee County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived, or died in Lee County, Mississippi.Lee County was established on October 26, 1866, and named for General Robert E. Lee, General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States. Tupelo was the birthplace of Rock & Roll singer, Elvis Presley. The Battle of Brice's Cross Roads & The Battle of Tupelo The Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, also known a...

  • Hinds County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hinds County, Mississippi.= Official Website =The county is named for General Thomas Hinds, a hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Adjacent Counties * Copiah County * Claiborne County * Warren County * Madison County * Rankin County * Yazoo County Cities, Towns & Communities *Bolton*Brownsville

  • Place projects

    Place projects are projects on Geni that are focused of a specific geographical place or region. Places profiles are also the precursor to the upcoming Place Profiles feature.=Place project portals= Includes countries and kingdoms, and other top level place project. ==Geographical==* Australia * Canada * Europe** Al-Andalus ** Austro-Hungarian-Empire ** Belarus ** Czech Republic-Bohemia ** Croa...

  • Hancock County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hancock County, Mississippi.= Official Website = Overview This area of Mississippi was inhabited by indigenous peoples at the time of European colonization; the French were the first settlers and traders in the area. They imported African slaves as laborers, and in time a Creole class of free people of color developed.After the United...

  • Pearl River County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pearl River County, Mississippi. Official Website Pearl River County was originally formed as Pearl County in 1872. Because of low population density and a small tax base, Pearl County dissolved in 1878. Present-day Pearl River County was organized in 1890 by an act of the Mississippi Legislature utilizing the same land area as its...

  • Choctaw County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Choctaw County, Mississippi.The county is named after the Choctaw tribe of Native Americans, who long occupied this territory as their homeland before being forced to move west of the Mississippi River by federal troops under the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Adjacent Counties * Webster County * Oktibbeha County * Winston County * Attal...

  • Adams County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Adams County, Mississippi . Overview Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi . As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,297. The county seat is Natchez.The county is the first to have been organized in the former Mississippi Territory. It is named for the second President of the United States, John Adams ...

  • Grenada County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Grenada County, Mississippi.The county was named for the province of Granada in southern Spain but spelled inaccurately. Its western half is part of the Mississippi Delta. Cotton cultivation was important to its economy well into the 20th century. Adjacent Counties * Calhoun County * Webster County * Yalobusha County * Carroll County ...

  • Greene County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Greene County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Established in 1811, the county was named for General Nathanael Greene of the American Revolutionary War. It was originally occupied by the Choctaw Tribe. Adjacent Counties * Mobile County, Ala. * Perry County * Washington County, Ala. * Wayne County * George County Towns & Communities *A...

  • Newton County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Newton County, Mississippi.Newton County was formed in 1836 and named after scientist Isaac Newton.The Battle of Newton's Station was fought in the county on April 24, 1863 during Grierson's Raid of the American Civil War.In February 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman crossed the county, burning the county seat at Decatur and was ...

  • Lawrence County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lawrence County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Formed December 22, 1814, the county was named for the naval hero James Lawrence. Adjacent Counties * Jefferson Davis County * Simpson County * Marion County * Copiah County * Lincoln County * Walthall County Towns & Communities *Arm*Jayness*Monticello (County Seat)

  • State of Mississippi

    This subportal is part of the USA Portal . = This is the master project for Mississippi and its history. =State of Mississippi=* Nickname(s): "The Magnolia State", "The Hospitality State"* Motto(s): Virtute et Armis* State Bird: Mockingbird * State Flower: Magnolia* State Land Mammal: White-Tailed Deer* State Waterfowl: Wood Duck State Fish: Largemouth or Black Bass* State Insect: Honeybee Stat...

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  • Lowndes County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lowndes County, Mississippi.= Official Website =This upland area was settled by European Americans who wanted to develop cotton plantations to produce what became the largest commodity crop in the state.In the period from 1877 to 1950, Lowndes County had 19 documented lynchings of blacks, the third highest in the state. Adjacent Count...

  • Kemper County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Kemper County, Mississippi.= Official Website = History Land in the area was developed in the 19th century by white planters for cotton cultivation. Blacks have comprised the majority of the county population since before the American Civil War. After the American Civil War and Reconstruction, racial violence increased as whites strug...

  • Battle of Snyder's Bluff (April 29-May 01, 1863), US Civil War

    The Battle of Snyder's Bluff, or Snyder's Mill, was fought from April 29 to May 1, 1863, during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Union forces under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman conducted a feint against Confederate units holding the bluff, which was easily repelled. To ensure that troops were not withdrawn to Grand Gulf to assist Confederates there, a combined Union Army–Navy ...

  • George County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in George County, Mississippi.= Official Website =George County was formed on March 16, 1910 and was named for James Z. George, US Senator from Mississippi. Adjacent Counties * Greene County * Jackson County * Mobile County, Ala. * Perry County * Stone County Cities & Communities *Agricola*Basin*Benndale*Bexley*Buzzard Roost*Crossroads*L...

  • Quitman County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Quitman County, Mississippi. Official Website Established in 1877, the county is named after John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi from 1835 to 1836 and from 1850 to 1851. The county was developed for cotton cultivation. Much of the bottomlands behind the riverfront were not developed until the late 19th century, and population...

  • Mississippi Hall of Fame

    The many portraits that hang in the Old Capitol Museum constitute the Mississippi Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the state.===Inductees===

  • Union County, Mississippi, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Union County, MS.

  • Lafayette County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lafayette County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Established in 1836, Lafayette County was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette , the Frenchman who had heroically befriended the new American Republic. It was one of ten counties into which the Chickasaw Cession was divided.The Ole Miss riot of 1962, or Battle of Oxford, was an i...

  • Monroe County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Monroe County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Monroe County was founded in 1821 and was named in honor of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States. Adjacent Counties * Lowndes County * Clay County * Chickasaw County * Lee County * Itawamba County * Marion County, Ala. * Lamar County, Ala.

  • Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (December 26-29, 1862), US Civil War

    The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, also called the Battle of Walnut Hills , fought December 26–29, 1862, was the opening engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign during the American Civil War. Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton repulsed an advance by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman that was intended to lead to the capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi. On December 26, three Union divis...

  • Mount Zion Cemetery, Leake County, Mississippi

    This cemetery is for those who are buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Leake County, Mississippi. Find a Grave

  • Perry County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Perry County, Mississippi. The county was established in 1820 and was named after the War of 1812 naval hero, Oliver Hazard Perry. Adjacent Counties Greene County Wayne County George County Stone County Forrest County Jones County Towns & Communities Beaumont Corinth Good Hope Hintonville Janice Ma...

  • Panola County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Panola County, Mississippi. Official Website Panola County was established February 9, 1836. Panola is the anglicization of ponolo, a word meaning thread in both old Choctaw and Chickasaw and cotton in modern Choctaw. Adjacent Counties Lafayette County Tate County Yalobusha County Tunica County Tallahatchie County ...

  • American Blues Musicians

    Come build their trees from the roots up, because like the man says .... "The blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits." - Willie Dixon===Blues Hall of Fame inductees:=== Wikipedia Hall of Fame Inductees Musician Biographies from the PBS Series, The Blues * Luther Allison* Duane Allman* Jeff Beck* Elvin Bishop* Mike Bloomfield* Joe Bonamassa* David Bromberg* Big Bill Broonzy* Charles ...

  • Holmes County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Holmes County, Mississippi.= Official Website =The county is named in honor of David Holmes, territorial governor and the first governor of the state of Mississippi and later United States Senator for Mississippi.The western border of the county is formed by the Yazoo River; it is next to the Mississippi Delta, and shares its characte...

  • Lauderdale County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.= Official Website =The county was created December 23, 1833 from the Choctaw Cession. It was named for Colonel James Lauderdale, who was killed at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Adjacent Counties * Kemper County * Sumter County, Ala. * Choctaw County, Ala. * Clarke County * Newton County ...

  • Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi.= Official Website =The county was created on March 31, 1906 and was named after Mississippi Senator and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Adjacent Counties * Covington County * Lamar County * Simpson County * Lawrence County * Marion County Towns & Communities *Bassfield*Carson*Mount Carmel*Oa...

  • Carroll County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Carroll County, Mississippi. History This area was developed by European Americans for cotton plantations near the rivers. These were dependent on the labor of large gangs of slaves. After the American Civil War, many freedmen worked as sharecroppers or tenant farmers on the plantations. Other areas were harvested for timber.The count...

  • Harrison County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Harrison County, Mississippi.The county is named after U.S. President William Henry Harrison and was extensively damaged from both Hurricane Camille in 1969 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Adjacent Counties * Hancock County * Jackson County * Stone County Cities & Communities * Biloxi (County Seat)*Cuevas*D'Iberville*DeLisle*Gulfport (...

  • Lauderdale Springs CSA Cemetery,Lauderdale, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, USA

    Please add profiles of those interred in Lauderdale Springs CSA Cemetery, Lauderdale, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Find a Grave Lauderdale Coms

  • Alcorn County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Alcorn County, Mississippi .Alcorn County was formed in 1870 from portions of Tippah and Tishomingo counties. It was the site of the Siege of Corinth, an early campaign in the American Civil War . Adjacent Counties * Tippah County * Tishomingo County * McNairy County, Tenn. * Hardin County, Tenn.

  • Washington County, Mississippi, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Washington County, MS.

  • Marshall County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Marshall County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Founded in 1836, Marshall County borders Tennessee and was named for Supreme Court justice John Marshall Adjacent Counties * Fayette County, Tenn. * Benton County * Union County * Shelby County, Tenn. * DeSoto County * Lafayette County * Tate County

  • Benton County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Benton County, Mississippi.It is locally believed that residents convinced the post-Civil War Reconstruction government that Benton County was named after U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton , but the name actually honored Confederate Brigadier General Samuel Benton of nearby Holly Springs in Marshall County . Adjacent Counties * Marshall...

  • Calhoun County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Calhoun County, Mississippi.The county is named after John C. Calhoun, the U.S. Vice President and U.S. Senator from South Carolina. Adjacent Counties * Lafayette County * Pontotoc County * Chickasaw County * Webster County * Grenada County * Yalobusha County Towns & Villages *Big Creek*Bruce*Calhoun City*Derma*Pittsboro (County Seat)

  • Siler Roll, Cherokees east of the Mississippi

    Siler Roll, Cherokees east of the Mississippi1851 Census of Cherokees east of the MississippiThe roll may be ordered for personal use only from

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  • Jasper County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jasper County, Mississippi.= Official Website =Jasper County was formed in 1833 and was named for Sgt. William Jasper who distinguished himself in the defense of Fort Moultrie in 1776 during the American Revolutionary War.During the antebellum years, cotton was cultivated with slave labor on large plantations in the county. This was t...

  • Itawamba County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Itawamba County, Mississippi.Founded in 1836 from the Mississippi Chickasaw Cession, the county was named for the Chickasaw leader Itawamba, known to English-speaking settlers as Levi Colbert. Adjacent Counties * Franklin County, Ala. * Marion County, Ala. * Tishomingo County * Lee County * Monroe County * Prentiss County Cities, Town...

  • Winston County, Mississippi, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Winston County, MS.

  • Issaquena County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Issaquena County, Mississippi. History "Issaquena" (isi okhina) is a Choctaw word meaning "Deer River". The Choctaw people were the first inhabitants of the county, and were removed from their land in 1820. Non-Native settlers began arriving in the early 1830s. The county itself was established on January 23, 1844Issaquena County is n...

  • Chickasaw County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. History The Mississippi state legislature created Chickasaw County in 1836, following the cession of the land by the Chickasaw Indians. It was quickly settled by Americans from the east, mainly from the Southern states. By the time of the Civil War, riverfront landings had been developed by the many larg...

  • Leflore County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Leflore County, Mississippi.= Official Website = History The county was formed in 1871 and was named for Choctaw leader Greenwood LeFlore, who signed a treaty to cede his people's land to the United States in exchange for land in Indian Territory. Civil Rights Following the American Civil War, during Reconstruction the majority-black ...

  • Gulf Coast Creoles and Colonials - Louisiana / Alabama / Mississippi

    Primarily for early colonists of French and Spanish Louisiana and British and Spanish West Florida who have descendants throughout the Gulf Coast.One goal is to develop standardized surname spellings to allow for easier matching and merging in Geni.Includes people mentioned in Winston De Ville's "Gulf Coast Colonials," Stanley Clisby Arthur's "Old Families of Louisiana," Grace King's "Creole Fa...

  • Le Baleine Brides

    The Baleine Brides were a group of women that were sent to French Louisiana (Old Biloxi) to marry eligible bachelors who were settling the colony. They arrived on the ship The Baleine which is how they got their nickname. These women came from Maison de St. Louis of the Salpetriere. It is believed that this was a home for girl who were orphans or illegitimate. They were cared for by Ursuline nu...

  • Native American Tribes- State of Mississippi

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  • 3rd Bn. Mississippi Infantry (CSA), US Civil War

    CONFEDERATE MISSISSIPPI TROOPS===3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry==The 3rd Bn. Mississippi Infantry was at one time known as the 33rd and the 45th Mississippi Infantry. It was consolidated with the 32nd Miss. Infantry and after the loss of many of its men it was again renamed the 3rd Bn. Mississippi Infantry. ==Links== Company Rosters History

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