The Chickasaw County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. is a private not-for-profit organization established to preserve historical documents, artifacts, photographs and anything that pertains to the history of Chickasaw County. The Society is a 501(c) (3) organization. Donations to the Society are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
It is the desire of the Chickasaw County Historical & Genealogical Society to establish and maintain a museum and research center for Chickasaw County. Donations may be made specifically for this project.
The Society is also attempting to preserve historical documents found in the Chickasaw County Courthouse. ... find out more>>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mschchgs
Chickasaw County is located in the north-central portion of Mississippi and was established February 9, 1836. Chickasaw County is named for the Chickasaw Native American Tribe, the tribe that ceded this land in the treaty of Pontotoc in 1832. The Chickasaws lived in this area for hundreds of years. Most were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s, but some remained and became citizens of the state and United States.
The name Chickasaw is derived from chikasha (meaning rebellion), and most likely refers to the separation of the Chickasaw nation from the Creek and Choctaw nations. ... read more>>http://chickasaw.msghn.org
LARGEST SLAVEHOLDERS FROM 1860 SLAVE CENSUS SCHEDULES
SURNAME MATCHES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS ON 1870 CENSUS
Transcribed by Tom Blake, October 2001
PURPOSE. Published information giving names of slaveholders and numbers of slaves held in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, in 1860, is either non-existent or not readily available. It is possible to locate a free person on the Chickasaw County, Mississippi census for 1860 and not know whether that person was also listed as a slaveholder on the slave census, because published indexes almost always do not include the slave census. ... find out more>>http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ajac/mschickasaw.htm
History & Background
When the government of the United States established the Mississippi Territory in 1798, the region around Natchez, which held the bulk of the population, contained about 5,000 whites and 3,500 slaves. Upon entering the union in 1817, Mississippi received slavery as a fully established economic and agricultural system. With the exception of the interior of the Delta region, which remained largely isolated and unsettled until after the Civil War, Mississippi by 1850 had been formed as illustrated by this county map.
In 1817 Mississippi had a population of about 40,000 whites and 30,000 African Americans. By 1860 African Americans made up 50% of Mississippi's total population of approximately 791,000 people. The African American's place was solidly established, regulated by legal codes and fueled by the institution of slavery.
At the time of its admission only the southern quarter and a narrow strip up the Mississippi to the Yazoo were open to legal settlement. The rest of the state was held by the Chickasaw and Choctow nations. By 1835 these Indian nations had lost all claims to their territory. An increasing flow of newcomers to the southern and eastern sections of the territory, mainly from Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and the region above Mobile began to arrive. Those who arrived with sufficient capital quickly took possession of the better dark-soil lands and established plantations, leaving the cheaper uplands for those of lesser means. The French first introduced slavery into the Mississippi territory in the early 1700 and the English, who later settled into the territory, were eager purchasers of slaves. ... continue reading>>http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/ms