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For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Mississippi, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1817) when it was variously French, Spanish, British, and then American territory.

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What was William H. Clements' military service shown on this military grave registration?

I know that William H. Clements was part of the Mississippi Rifles from a military pension record index entry. Specifically, he served 1846-1847 in Company C. According to the Army National Guard ...
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Finding US marine ancestor without knowing birthdate?

I am trying to track down my US grandad / his family but keep hitting brick walls without his date of birth. I am English but my mum was born in Germany in 1949 to a German National mum and a US ...
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Who are the Campbells in this document?

These documents are from the Warren County, Mississippi probate records of Mississippi Emily (Strong) Folkes. The administratrix was her daughter Ida W. (Folkes) Smith. This Administrator's Bond ...
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Where to find information about a 19th c. Louisiana/Mississippi circuit judge

An informant reported that her grandmother "talked about her father [Lyman Jairus Strong] rode circuit as a judge and his areas of travel were Mississippi, Louisiana, and possibly other states." This ...
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What did it mean in the 1800s to be called Colonel in the South?

There are 1867 and 1868 references from Mississippi and Lousiana to "Colonel Lyman J. Strong" [1]. I have been unable to find any military records, either in the United States or Confederate armies, ...
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