Lincoln County was formed on April 7, 1870 from parts of Lawrence, Pike, Franklin, Copiah, and Amite

Counties, in the Piney Woods soil area of the southwest part Mississippi.  It was named for Abraham Lincoln

(1809-1865), a native of Kentucky, resident of Illinois, and sixteenth president of the United States.


It is possible that Brookhaven was named for Brookhaven, New York, home of Samuel Jayne, who emigrated

to the present site of Old Brook around 1818.  Or it could have been named for the Brooks family, builders of

the first house in Brookhaven. -- Mississippi Counties Historical Information



Please Note:


The Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1893. However, Ive been told

and confirmed with the Chancery Clerk that there are some Land and Estate records

from before 1893 still in existence. No marriage records were saved. Thanks to Sue D. for

bringing this fact to my attention.


The following is a newspaper article on the fire:

Court House at Brookhaven Burned




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Jefferson MSGenWeb

Lawrence MSGenWeb

Pike MSGenWeb

Walthall MSGenWeb




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