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Adams County (Miss.).

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Adams Co., Miss ; Adams Co., Miss

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Adams County Broadside

Identifier: M547

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.

Dates: Undated

Adams County Police and Miscellaneous County Records

Identifier: M85
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1836, 1840-42, 1850-1856, 1894

Jeff Balfour Collection

Identifier: M602

This collection contains photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.

Dates: 1872-1998

Philip Nolan Marriage Certificate

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM96-46
Form of Material

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.

Dates: 1799

William Purdue Letter

Identifier: M610
Scope and Contents

The collection is one letter from William Purdue granting a judgement in favor of the Adams County Constable.

Dates: January 20, 1841