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Re: [MS] Chickasaw, Okalona 1895 Land

Art and Arlene, If I had only knew that a court research of records I found, on a on site research in 1998, required more in debt looking I would have done so. Little country towns are not comfortable when you KNOW you are being monitored. I was in Aberdeen Miss-Monroe Co. Chancery Court when I found the copy of these deeds, plus a copy of a indentured contract for Andy and Wesley. I made copies of anything and everything I could find for the ADAMS whether I knew the name or not. Glad I did. For reasons I can't explained I KNEW the ancestors were protecting and guiding me. I was there alone and I had people calling and found a relative of one of my friends who periodically checked on me. Made me feel safe. On the last day the people who owned the Bed and Breakfast where I stayed left the house empty, but left the key for me to lock the door and leave. They told me they would be gone, but I would have never left my property with a out of town guest in it, alone. I was never treated with a racist attitude by anyone black or white in that town. But I knew it was time to go.
In the Chancery Court House a nice white man who was the surveyor did print out information as to who owned the property and the address. I still have that. He suggested how I could get a overhead satellite copy of the property once owned in 1895 but now owned in 1998. The 'white' Lady who did this for me was a ADAMS. Catherine Adams which is the name of one of my family members. I still have it-the satellite view.
Because I was made aware that someone who did some research for their family in another state, HAD to go to the court house for the state and community where the land was once owned, I know that is what I would need for any date of purchase AFTER 1895. I will not go back to Monroe Mississippi. Can't explain it.
Now I have always suggested to go to the ARCHIVES in any state you do research. They have a lot of records, but NOT everything. I found that out when I went to Jackson, Ms because they did not have copies of some records I had found.
I did not confirm that my people lived in Chickasaw until these last 5 years. Some county lines and names changed.
It is actually better to do research at the LDS in Salt Lake City. You do so by the Microfilm numbers and you must get trained as to what to expect BEFORE you get there. A lot of time can be wasted if you don't understand. I was trained before time but still was confused. I have been there, but I really did not know exactly how to do this. Microfilm rental is, by some peoples standards is a nominal fee. I was purchasing it when it was $3.75 not the $6 plus or maybe more by now.
I did not know nor did anyone in the court house tell me there were older records, in the basement of that court house. I may have found more. So what I am actually asking for is a little help on the next name and information as to who obtained Daniel and Mary Francis Adams property after his or her death.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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