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Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Gloria A. Knight (View posts)
Posted: 982957866000
23 February 2001

Hi:

I am trying to find out about an orphanage that was in Natchez, Mississippi in the late 1894-95 that my GM was put into. I would like to know where would records be? If anyone can help me, I will appreciate it.

Thanks
Gloria
gloriaan@msn.com

Re: Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Posted: 996700094000
Edited: 997979802000
have you tried the archives in jackson, ms?

Re: Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Posted: 1112055980000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1131829106000
Surnames: Dtafford
Hi Gloria,

I recently found my great grandfather and his brother who were at the Protestant Orphans Asylum in Natchez in 1885-1890.

The orphanage is still in Natchez under the name The Natchez Childrens Home. They have a few documents but almost everything was sent to the University of Texas at Austin. You can also go to the Adams County Genweb site and find a few things.

Good luck,
Linda

Re: Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Posted: 1166152171000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Griffin
There was also a St. Mary's Girls Orphanage. It was Catholic. Records can be found in Catholic Charities in Jackson, MS. I allegedly had a ancestor there but eventhough she showed up in the 1870 census, there were no records at all available showing her there in 1870.

Re: Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Posted: 1282624758000
Classification: Query
http://www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org/about/history.html
This is the site with the history of the orphanage that you are seeking. My father was raised in the boys bldg., his sisters in the girls. When they were near to teens, my grandmother reclaimed them one by one.

My father has passed on now, but I do recall his detest for this place, the abuse he suffered, he never recovered from. He heard that the bldgs were to be demolished. He was in his 30's at the time and made a trip to the location to watch the bldgs. fall.

As for rec'ds, the site at top and the census records are about all there is, I would imagine.
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