Amite County Tavern Keepers (1824 Term) Record
Scope and Contents
The collection contains one item, a list of persons who had obtained a tavern license for the 1824 term, signed, “Tho. Batchelor, Amite County Court.”
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Noncirculating; available for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Amite County’s county court held its first session in 1809 and had jurisdiction over general county business, roads, and the trials of slaves. Micajah Davis was Chief Justice, and Thomas Batchelor was the first clerk. Because of this position, Batchelor’s name appears on hundreds of Amite County legal documents from the time period.
Thomas Batchelor was a very successful lawyer and planter who was the wealthiest man in Amite County by 1830 and owned seventy-nine slaves at the time of his death in 1842. He was also one of a handful of people to represent Amite County in the Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1817.
Language of Materials
The collection contains one item, a list of persons who had obtained a tavern license for the 1824 term in Amite County.
Donated by Diane Ross on August 21, 2004.
- Legal forms. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Records (Documents). Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Amite County Tavern Keepers (1824 Term) Record
- Processed by Lauren White.
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