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Photo of the main house on Oakwood Plantation before it was torn down.

David Hunt originally owned the plantation (he probably got it either from his Uncle Abijah Hunt's estate or from his wife Ann's family - the Dunbars - but no one knows which).  David and Ann Hunt gave the plantation to their daughter Mary Ann when she married James Archer in 1836.  The house was the residence of Mary Ann (Hunt) and James Archer on Oakwood Plantation.  James ran a school on his plantation for the children from Church Hill and Selzertown from 1840 to 1860 and also after the Civil War for an income.

There is a new home built on the site of the original house and the plantation is now owned by the Prosperes.  The original photo also belongs to them. 

(photo Courtesy - Andy McMillion & Jessica Crawford)


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I am the County Coordinator for Jefferson County, Mississippi, Ann Geoghegan.

I would like to take this opportunity to give a special thank you to Carolyn Switzer who has been the County Coordinator for this site for many years. Carolyn has taken over as Adams County Coordinator so if you need her,  you can still visit!  I welcome all contributions and suggestions.  Just drop me an email and I'll get right back to you.  

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This site is lovingly dedicated to:

Miss Cordelia Carothers "Aunt Dee" Geoghegan

Teacher and Genealogist Extraordinaire!

1894 - 1987

"If you teach them where they come from, they won't need as much help finding where they are going!"

                                                   Aunt Dee Geoghegan




A very Special Thanks to Tony Miller for all of his help and support with contributions and keeping my computers up and running!


Also Special thanks to the following folks:

Sue Moore for all her help on the Civil War Project

Nancy Brister and Janice Stevens Rice for help on the Census Project


All the data you see on these pages was donated by unpaid volunteers who do it for the love of family history research. Sometimes the data is easily accessible in air conditioned offices in county courthouses staffed with friendly, helpful clerks. More often old records are in dank, dusty basements where mold and mildew flourish and there is no light and no place to even sit down, and the volunteer may be forgotten by the clerks who are busy upstairs at their brightly lighted desks. Or the data is gathered by a volunteer who spends his vacation in rural Mississippi in the summertime braving near 100 degree heat, unbearable humidity, and all manner of critters including mosquitoes and snakes just to get to a cemetery, which may or may not be on a recognizable road. These pages are not possible without their help. Thank you all!

Without you there would be no Jefferson County Site!

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