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Jefferson County Courthouse
P.O. Box 305
Fayette, MS 39069-0145
Telephone: (601) 786-3422
 
Jefferson Chancery Clerk
307 S Main St.
Fayette, MS 39069
(601) 786-3021
All records except marriages
 
Jefferson Circuit Clerk
307 South Main Street
Fayette, MS  39069
(601) 786-3422
Marriage Records
 
Fayette Chronicle
(Newspaper)
501 Main Street
Fayette, MS  39069
(601) 786-3661
 
City of Fayette
159 Poindexter Street
Fayette, MS  39069
(601) 786-3682
 
Jefferson County Library
216 South Main Street
Fayette, MS  39069
(601) 786-3982
 
Claiborne-Jefferson Genealogical Society
c/o Ann Brown
6698 Red Lick Road - Hwy 552E
Lorman, MS  39096


     Jefferson County Tidbits # 34   County Population


     Census Year Total    White Black/other Slaves


     1800     2,940  2,198   742   738

     1810     4,001  2,189 1,812     1,792

     1820     6,822  3,154 3,668     3,635

     1830     9,755  3,038 6,717 6,700

     1840   11,650  2,389 9,261 9,176

     1850   13,193  2,634     10,559   10,493

     1860   15,349  2,918     12,431   12,396

     1870   13,848  3,215     10,633

     1880   17,307  4,260     13,054

     1890   18,947  3,589     15,358

     1900   21,292  4,020     17,272

     1910   18,221  3,934     14,287

     1920   15,946  3,987     11,959

     1930   14,291  3,453     10,838

     1940   13,969  3,206     10,763

     1950   11,306  2,887  8,419

     1960   10,142  2,489  7,653

     1970    9,295   2,296  6,999

     1980    9,181   1,645  7,536

     1990    8,653   1,055  7,598


Notes:  Jefferson County was the second Mississippi county to organize four years following the organization of the Mississippi Territory and sixteen years before Mississippi was admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817.  

  William C.C. Claiborne was Mississippi's Territorial Governor, Thomas Jefferson was President of the United States and the U.S. Military

Academy opened on July 4 at West Point , New York.


QUESTION?  Does any body out there have this information

     Who were the   4 Free negroes 1800

      the 20 in 1810

      the 33 in 1820

      the 17 in 1830

      the 85 in 1840

      the 66 in 1850

      the 35 in 1860

Ann Brown


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