Suggested Sources for Amite County Research

Online Resources for Research on Amite County & Mississippi History & Genealogy / Dissertations and Theses

Primary Sources:

Amite County, Mississippi Archive Files 1-213.

Amite County, Mississippi Probate Record Books 1-32.

Amite County, Mississippi Wills and Administrations Book I.

Amite County, Mississippi Will Books I & II.

Cain, Frances Ann. Farewell to this Day: The Diary of Miss Frances Ann Cain of Zion Hill,
Mississippi, 1856-1858. Transcribed by J. Paul Mogan, Jr and Kathryn Cole Mogan. Osyka,
Mississippi: Armadillo Books, 1983.

Cambell, J.A.P., preparer, The Revised Code of the Statute Laws of the State of Mississippi.
Jackson, Mississippi: J.L. Power, State Printer, 1880.

The Revised Code of the Statute Laws of the State of Mississippi. Jackson: Alcorn & Fisher,
State Printers, 1871.

Thorpe, Frances Newton, editor. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and
other Organic Laws of the States, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the
United States of America, Volume IV. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909.

United States Census Records for 1805, 1810, 1816, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870,
1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.

Secondary Sources- Genealogical:

Dodd, Jordan R. Mississippi Marriages: Early to 1825. Salt Lake City, Utah: Precision Indexing
Publishers, 1990.

Gaissert, Margarette G. Genealogy and History of Golsby, Goldsby, Gouldsby, Goolsby, and
Related Families. Washington, GA: Wilkes Publishing, 1990.

Gilles, Norman E. Geneological Abstract of Biographical Section of Godspeed's Biographical and
Historical Memoirs of Mississippi. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1962.

Mogan, J. Paul, Jr., Kathryn Mogan, and Glenn Huff. Amite County Mississippi Cemeteries.
Osyka, Mississippi: Armadillo Books, 1982.

Murray, Nicholas Russell. Amite County, Mississippi Marriages, 1810-1899. Hammond,
Louisiana: 1980.

Welch, Alice Tracy. Daughters of the American Revolution Family Records: Mississippi
Revolutionary Soldiers.

Secondary Sources- Historical:

Bond, Bradley G. Political Culture in the Nineteenth Century South: Mississippi, 1840-1900.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1995.

Brown, Elizabeth Gaspar, "Husband and Wife: Memorandum on the Mississippi Women's Law of
1839," Michigan Law Review 42 (1944): 1113-1117.

Casey, Albert E. and Frances Powell Otken. Amite County, Mississippi, 1699-1865, Volume I.
Birmingham, Alabama: Amite County Historical Fund, 1948.

Casey, Albert E., Frances Powell Otken, Mary Taylor Loch, Carolyn George North, et als. Amite
County Mississippi, 1699-1865, Volume II: The Churches. Birmingham, Alabama: Amite County
Historical Fund, 1950.

Casey, Albert E. and Frances Powell Otken. Amite County, Mississippi, 1699-1890, Volume III:
The Environs. Birmingham, Alabama: Amite County Historical Fund, 1957.

Conerly, Luke Ward. Pike County Mississippi, 1798-1870: Pioneer Families and Confederate
Soldiers Reconstruction and Redemption. Nashville, Tennessee: Brandon Printing Company,

Fite, Gilbert C. Cotton Fields No More: Southern Agriculture, 1865-1980. Lexington, Kentucky:
University of Kentucky Press, 1984.

Harris, William C. The Day of the Carpetbagger: Republican Reconstruction in Mississippi. Baton
Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University, 1979.

Hilliard, Sam Bowers. Hog Meat and Hoe Cake: Food Supply in the Old South, 1840-1860.
Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972.

Kirby, Jack Temple. Rural Worlds Lost: The American South, 1920-1960. Baton Rouge:
Louisiana State University Press, 1987.
Liberty and Amite County Sesquicentennial: In Observance of 150 Years of Progress,
1809-1959. Liberty, Mississippi: Amite County Sesquicentennial Committee, 1959.

McLemore, Richard Aubrey, editor. A History of Mississippi, Volumes I and II. Hattiesburg,
Mississippi: University and College Press of Mississippi, 1973.

Mississippi: A Guide to the Magnolia State, Complied and Written by the Federal Writers Project
of the Works Progress Administration. New York: Hastings House, Publishers, 1949.

Smith, Dale Edwyna.  The Slaves of Liberty:  Freedom in Amite County, Mississippi, 1820-1868.  Ph.D. Dissertation.  Harvard University, 1993.

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