Spanish and British Land Grants in Mississippi Territory, 1750 - 1784
Spanish and British Land Grants in Mississippi Territory, 1750-1784. Three Parts in One. Originally Published as Monographs 5-7, Selections from "The American State Papers". Clifford Neal Smith . (1996)
When established by Congress in 1798, the Mississippi Territory encompassed the present-day state of Mississippi and seven present-day counties in Alabama. Following the West Florida Revolution of 1810, the Mississippi counties of Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson were added to the territory. For the one hundred years preceding U.S. control, however, France, Spain, and Great Britain exercised authority in the Mississippi Territory.
The work at hand, which derives from "Public Lands" and "Claims" records found in "The American State Papers" (see Clifford Neal Smith's French and British Land Grants in the Post Vincennes (Indiana) District, 1750-1784), consists of British and Spanish land grants or patents made to Americans and subsequently recorded in the Register's Office for the Mississippi Territory. Each record gives the name of the original grantee, the present claimant, date of the grant, patent or commissioner's certificate, acreage, location of the grant, evidence of grant fulfillment, and remarks. Not every record comes with embellishments; however, those that do, provide evidence concerning the age of the grantee, date of original survey, names of relatives, and/or witnesses. Researchers on the trail of 18th-century ancestors in the American southeast will encounter over 1,000 in this work; however, they must consult the name index at the end of each of Mr. Smith's three original booklets in order to find them.
See also these other publications by Clifford Neal Smith:
British and German Deserters, Dischargees, and Prisoners of War.
Emigrants from the Former Amt Damme, Oldenburg.
Emigrants from Fellbach (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany), 1735-1930
Emigrants from Saxony
Emigrants from Hessen-Hanau
Emigrants from West-German Fuerstenberg
From Bremen to America in 1850
Nineteenth-Century Emigration from Kreis Simmern
Nineteenth-Century Emigration of "Old Lutherans"
Early Nineteenth-Century German Settlers in Ohio
Emigrants from France (Haut-Rhin Departement) to America
French and British Land Grants in Post Vincennes (Indiana) district
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