This document from a Mississippi probate record has what appears to be a date at the top: enter image description here

Later on the page, I see: enter image description here

The following page shows this date:

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What are these dates? Is what looks to me like "96" really supposed to be "9th"?

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    Can you glean more data from nearby documents?
    – Jan Murphy
    Commented May 5, 2016 at 20:25

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As suggested by Jan, I looked at adjacent documents, where I found this: enter image description here

That seems to answer my question: The date is January 9, 1879. What looks like a "6" is really "th" (or the equivalent).


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