Genealogy Projects tagged with Mississippi on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Battle of Jackson, Mississippi, (May 14, 1863), US Civil War

    The Battle of Jackson was fought on May 14, 1863, in Jackson, Mississippi , as part of the Vicksburg campaign during the American Civil War . After entering the state of Mississippi in late April 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army moved his force inland to strike at the strategic Mississippi River town of Vicksburg, Mississippi . The Battle of Raymond, which was fought on May 12...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Winn Dixie Employees

    For people who worked at Winn Dixie Grocery StoresWinn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is an American supermarket chain based in Jacksonville, Florida.[2] Winn-Dixie has ranked number 24 in the 2010 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on FY2009 estimated sales of $7.3 billion by Supermarket News.[3] and was ranked the 45th largest retailer in the United States based on 2012 revenues by Stores magaz...

  • Jones County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jones County, Mississippi. Official Website The county was created in 1826 and named after John Paul Jones, the early American Naval hero who rose from humble Scottish origin to military success during the American Revolution. The Free State of Jones During the American Civil War, Jones County and Covington County, to its west, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Jefferson County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jefferson County, Mississippi. Official Website Founded in 1799, the county was named for U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. Adjacent Counties & Parishes Claiborne County Copiah County Lincoln County Franklin County Adams County Tensas Parish Cities, Towns & Communities Ashland Cannonsburg

  • 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...

  • Jackson County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jackson County, Mississippi. Official Website The county was formed in 1812 and named for Andrew Jackson, general in the United States Army and afterward President of the United States. The county was severely damaged by both Hurricane Camille in August 1969 and Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, which caused catastrophic effects...

  • Jackson, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in the city of Jackson, Mississippi. Official Website History The region that is now the city of Jackson was historically part of the large territory occupied by the Choctaw Nation, the historic culture of the Muskogean-speaking indigenous peoples who had inhabited the area for thousands of years before European colonization. The Cho...

  • 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

  • Walthall County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Walthall County, Mississippi. Official Website The county was created in 1910 and was named after Civil War Confederate general and Mississippi Senator Edward C. Walthall. Adjacent Counties Lawrence County Marion County Washington Parish, Louisiana Lincoln County Pike County Towns & Communities Darbun Dexte...

  • Copiah County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Copiah County, Mississippi. Official Website 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, wa...

  • Leflore County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Leflore County, Mississippi. Official Website 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. Following the American Civil War, during Reconstruction the majority-black population of freedme...

  • Humphreys County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Humphreys County, Mississippi. Official Website Humphreys County is located in the Mississippi Delta region. It is the newest county in Mississippi, formed in 1918, and is named for Benjamin G. Humphreys. Adjacent Counties Holmes County Leflore County Yazoo County Sharkey County Sunflower County Washington County

  • 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 charac...

  • 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)...

  • 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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  • Issaquena County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Issaquena County, Mississippi. "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, 1844 Issaquena County is notabl...

  • Tunica County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tunica County, Mississippi. Official Website 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, Arkansas DeSoto County Lee County, Arkansas Phillips County, Arkansas Coahoma County Quitman County

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Kemper County, Mississippi

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Kemper County, Mississippi. Official Website 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 struggled to...

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