Adams County (Miss.).
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
The Adams County Broadside collection contains one article titled “Paul Johnson Murdered!”, which recounts the alleged murder of Paul Johnson—owner of Selma Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi—by Ed Carter, one of Johnson’s African American tenants. This collection would be particularly important for researchers studying Southern plantations, sharecropping, and interracial relationships in the South in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
The bulk of the collection contains various items and documents relating to the various activities of the Adams County Board of Police that were generated between 1840-1842 and 1850-1856. Warrants for payment to Constable Peter Laurence, road and bridge maintenance reports, and sundry license applications make up most of the collection, but there are also documents relating to the county alms house and allegiance oaths by Board of Police members.
Copy of the marriage certificate of Philip Nolan and Fanny Lintot, who were married in Adams County, Mississippi Territory, on December 19, 1799 by Justice of the Peace William Dunbar. Nolan, a Kentuckian associated with General James Wilkinson, was killed by Spanish troops on March 26, 1801. His life served as the inspiration for Edward Everett Hale's short novel The Man Without a Country.