Early Settlers of MS Territory
LDS Fiche # 6051448
When MS became a state, the settlers were required to prove their right to the land claims in the county, either by British, Spanish or USA grant, proven by occupancy. The person had to prove, by witnesses, that he was 21 or the head of the household, living on the land, with some improvements and raising a crop there on 27th Oct 1795.
The first name on this list, is the name of the person applying for
the Second name is the person who received the original grant, the number is the
acreage involved, last is the location of the land.
Apr. 1789 for 800 arpent, on Thompson?s Creek
John Ellis Wilkinson co. Thompson Creek 640 acres
Daniel Ogden Alexander Montgomery 500f Thompsons?s Creek Spanish 30 Aug 1793
Daniel Ogden Daniel Ogden 500f Thompson Creek Spanish 25 May 1792
Pierson Nowland Peirson Nowland 200 Thompson?s Creek
William Nowland William Nowland 640 Thompson?s Creek
Joseph Dunham Joseph Dunham 692 Thompson?s Creek
William Cain assignee of Reuben Dunham Reuben Dunham 400 Thompson?s Creek
Isaac Johnson Isaac Johnson 1,250 Thompson?s Creek
Samuel Stocket, assignee of Francis Armstrong Francis Armstrong 640 Thompson?s
Moses Starnes Moses Starnes 175 Thompson
William West, Jun William West,Jun 500 Thompson
William West, Sen William West, Sen 400 Thompson
William Frazier William Frazier 1,150 Thompson
Henry Johnson assignee of Hugh Dunham Hugh Dunham 570 Thompson
John Henderson Wilkinson co, Thompson?s Creek 640 acres
Daniel Clark Caesar Archendard 800f Wilkinson co Spanish 29 Mar 1794
Daniel Clark Daniel Clark Sr 1,000f Wilkinson county Spanish 29 Jan 1789
rep of C. Percy dec. Charles Percy 2,400f Wilkinson county Spanish 4 Jun 1791
Nov 26 1812 Catharine Surget Wilkinson county Feliciana Creek 500 aprents
Nov 30 1812 Patrick McDermot Wilkinson co. Bayou Tunica 440 aprents
Sept 18 1815 John Ellis of Wilkinson co. Spanish order of survey to him.
Peter Smith Peter Smith 400f Percy?s Creek Spanish 6 Mar 1788
I think I saw theses two location in the 1813 Wilkinson county, tax
records. Not sure.
Thomas Holden assignee of Matthew Robinson Matthew Robinson 437 Tickfaw Creek
Thomas Jordan Thomas Jordan 100 Petit Gulf Creek