Claiborne County MSGenWeb:

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January 26, 2009 - Added Memoirs of the Battle of Port Gibson - contributed by Herb Clark and written by his great grandmother, Nannie McDougall Hawkins


May 31, 2008 - Added  History of Claiborne County, Claiborne County in the Mexican War, Port Gibson in the News in 1855, Claiborne County News in the 1800's and a wonderful description of School Days in Claiborne County by Sue Moore's grandmother plus a wonderful photo of her grandmother's Family.  All of the above contributed by Sue B. Moore.  Sue has also expanded the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878 to include other years.

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February 28, 2008 - Added Claiborne County and the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878 - a wonderful article written by Sue B Moore.  Also added a Masonic Page for Claiborne County.  The first article there contributed by Sue B Moore also.


October 16, 2007 - Added Extinct Towns of Claiborne County in 1902 - and Claiborne County Will Extracts from Will Book A - and 2 Articles from the Journal of Mississippi History, 1948 - contributed by Sue B. Moore.


September 17, 2007 - Added the Pardon Files of James H Shannon, contributed by Sue B Moore.


January 13, 2007 - Added Port Gibson Female College and Brashear  Female Academy - including student and teacher census data from 1860 -contributed by Sue B. Moore


June 29, 2006 - Added 1835 Pension List of soldiers who served in the Revolution.  Contributed by Jessica Bonner


May 30, 2006 - Added The Van Dorn Family Pages - used here with the permission of Phil Miller and discovered by our own Sue Moore!


February 13, 2006 - Added Biography of Claiborne Bullen


January 13, 2006 - Added the Journal of Anna McCall Watson - contributed by Sue B. Moore.  Many names from Claiborne County, Jefferson County, and Tensas and Concordia Parishes in Louisiana.


April 28, 2005 - Added Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Randall Lee Gibson -  Contributed by Ona Patrick.


April 10, 2005 - Added a list of Alumni of Oakland College from 1833 to 1855 - Contributed by Annette Bowen from the Natchez Trace Collection located at Center for American History at  the University of Texas in Austin.


April 1, 2005 - Added 1816 Claiborne County Census - contributed by Sue B.  Moore.


March 23, 2005 - Added a list of Populated Places from the US Geological Survey Database.

 March 15, 2005 - Added a series of Black & White Photos of Historical buildings in Claiborne County which were taken in 1938 by Mr. James Butters.


March 25, 2004 - Added Lightfoot Park description and photos contributed by Jackie Rhodes.


March 6, 2004 - Added  Humphreys of Mississippi, contributed by Sue B. Moore. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


February 14, 2004 - Added newspaper article from the Sacramento (California) Daily Bee concerning a Rocky Springs resident who killed her husband. Contributed by Cyd Rawls to the MSJeffer mailing list.


February 13, 2004 - Added wonderful photo of the Devil's Backbone that used to be out on Hwy 547 in Claiborne County.  Contributed by Sue Moore.


February 4, 2004 - Added Biography of Dougald G. McCall - contributed by Avis Walton, his 3G granddaughter.


January 31, 2004 - Added Photo and Biography of Lt. V.Y. Jones, Jr. - WWII hero - contributed by Sue B. Moore


December 28, 2003 - Added Claiborne County Land Patents. They have been indexed  alphabetically by Township and Range. Contributed by Ann Allen Geoghegan


December 9, 2003 - Added Oakland College Cemetery -contributed by Annette & James Bowen.


November 6, 2003 - Updated the Communities page and the County Information page


November 4, 2003 - Added Sarepta Church & Cemetery - compiled and contributed by Sue B. Moore Includes cemetery listing, church history, deeds and photos!


October 23, 2003 - Added Herlong Cemetery Transcription - Contributed by Sue B. Moore


August 2, 2003 - Added "The Lyman Colony" - contributed by Sue B. Moore


July 25, 2003 - Updated the Cemetery page into an index of the cemeteries on THIS site.  Also added two cemeteries,Whitehall and Steele's - contributed by Larry Little.


July 9, 2003 - added several obits to the Obituaries page.  These were contributed by a researcher earlier but I lost them AND the person's name!  I found them today and would appreciate it if anyone knows who contributed these Anderson, Stampley, Norwood, Hudson, etc. obituaries, please let me know!


April 1, 2003 - added Oakland College Page with history of the college and also a curriculum of studies contributed by Charles Dawkins.  also added The Horrid Tragedy, an Editorial from the Port Gibson Herald about the death of Dr. Jeremiah Chamberlain, President of Oakland College.


November 4, 2002 - We have a new project for Claiborne County called "Claiborne County Family Group Sheet Project"!  You may submit as many sheets as you wish, however, I must request please follow the guidelines.  NO Living! 


October 27, 2002 - Added Claiborne County Marriage Project and

Beech Grove Baptist Church Page with photos and membership rolls.  Also added a new page, "Remember When?".

October 25, 2002 - Added Claiborne County Civil War Project

October 24, 2002 - Reworked entire site for easier navigation and readability.



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