From: "Helen Fazio"
Claiborne County, Mississippi: The Promised Land, Katy McCaleb
Headley, 1976, 1996. Soft cover, spiral bound, 8-1/2 x 11, 542 pages,
bibliography, index. The top three cover portions, where the spirals
go through them, have torn, but I think I can repair these from the
back with tape. The book does have a small gift inscription, but -
other than that - is in near new condition with no markings of any
kind, loose or dogeared pages. The title makes this sound like a book
of fiction; far from it! This book is just filled with records and
history! Contents include:
Acknowledgments and Dedication
Claiborne County: An Introduction
Early Visitors and Settlers
Formation and Early Government
Early Towns and Communities
Early Inns, Taverns, Resorts, and Places of Entertainment
Bandits and Outlaws on the Natchez Trace
Early Travel and Communication
Claiborne County Newspapers
Religion and Early Churches
Fraternal Clubs and Other Organizations
Homes, Life, and Customs of Plantation Owners
Cemeteries - Gives actual cemetery burial records, location of
cemetery; colored cemeteries are included.
The Early Wars - Gives unit rosters, including rank.
Medical Doctors - Names, dates they appear in the records, residence, sometimes
death or burial
Justice and the Courts - Biographical squibs of the lawyers, judges, etc.
Spanish-American and World War I Veterans
Local Changes Over the Years
Interesting Stories and Amusing Incidents
Appendix 1: Index to Marriage Books A & B of Caliborne County (Gives
names of both parties, the date, Book and Page No.. Done in
alphabetical order .) These marriage records begin in 1816.
Appendix 2: Index, Will Books A & B, Claiborne County Mississippi
(Gives name of deceased, date the will was made, date the will
was probated, book and page number)
Appendix 3: Claiborne County Officials, 1877-1935 (Gives names,
office held, and date of the minute book).