Source Information

Ancestry.com. Mississippi, U.S., State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Mississippi State and Territorial Censuses, 1792-1866. Microfilm V229. 3 rolls. Heritage Quest.

About Mississippi, U.S., State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866

This database contains state and territorial censuses for Mississippi for various years between 1792 and 1866. For a complete list of the counties and years included in this database see below.

Information available in this database includes:

  • Name
  • Place of enumeration
  • Census date
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Birthplace

Additional information about an individual may be found by viewing the corresponding image.

Most of the censuses only enumerate the heads of households by name. Other members of the household are counted in categories such as race, gender, age, and whether free or slave.

About State Censuses:

State censuses were often taken in years between the federal censuses. In some places, local censuses were designed to collect specific data, such as the financial strengths and needs of communities; tallies of school-age children and potential school populations to predict needs for teachers and facilities; censuses of military strength, cavalry horse resources, and grain storage; enumeration for revenue assessment and urban planning; and lists to monitor African Americans moving into the northern cities.

Taken from Szucs, Loretto Dennis, "Research in Census Records." In The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, ed. Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1997).

Counties and Years Included:

1792:

  • Natchez

1805:

  • Jefferson
  • Wilkinson

1808:

  • Jefferson
  • Washington

1810:

  • Amite
  • Claiborne
  • Jefferson
  • Baldwin
  • Franklin
  • Washington

1813:

  • Wilkinson

1815-1817:

  • Monroe

1816:

  • Adams
  • Baldwin
  • Clarke
  • Greene
  • Marion
  • Wayne
  • Amite
  • Claiborne
  • Franklin
  • Jefferson
  • Warren
  • Wilkinson

1818:

  • Adams
  • Lawrence

1820:

  • Amite
  • Marion
  • Wayne
  • Franklin
  • Pike
  • Wilkinson

1822:

  • Claiborne
  • Wilkinson

1822-1823:

  • Perry

1823:

  • Bainbridge
  • Claiborne
  • Lawrence
  • Wilkinson

1824:

  • Hinds
  • Lawrence
  • Simpson

1825:

  • Jackson
  • Wilkinson

1830:

  • Adams

1837:

  • Chickasaw
  • Itawamba
  • Kemper
  • Oktibbeha
  • Pontotoc
  • Tishomingo
  • Choctaw
  • Jones
  • Lowndes
  • Panola
  • Simpson
  • Winston

1840:

  • Hancock

1841:

  • Adams
  • Coahoma
  • Itawamba
  • Madison
  • Neshoba
  • Simpson
  • Tunica
  • Attala
  • Copiah
  • Jones
  • Marion
  • Oktibbeha
  • Smith
  • Washington
  • Bolivar
  • Covington
  • Lawrence
  • Marshall
  • Panola
  • Tallahatchie
  • Wayne
  • Chickasaw
  • Franklin
  • Leake
  • Monroe
  • Scott
  • Tippah
  • Yazoo

1845:

  • Amite
  • Noxubee
  • Pontotoc
  • Smith
  • Tishomingo
  • Wilkinson
  • Neshoba
  • Panola
  • Rankin
  • Sunflower
  • Warren
  • Yalobusha
  • Newton
  • Perry
  • Scott
  • Tippah
  • Wayne

1850:

  • Hinds

1853:

  • Adams
  • Copiah
  • Itawamba
  • Lauderdale
  • Panola
  • Wayne
  • Amite
  • Greene
  • Jefferson
  • Leake
  • Perry
  • Winston
  • Clarke
  • Hancock
  • Jones
  • Noxubee
  • Rankin

1860:

  • Choctaw
  • Itawamba

1866:

  • Bolivar
  • Holmes
  • Jasper
  • Leake
  • Simpson
  • Wayne
  • Claiborne
  • Issaquena
  • Jefferson
  • Marion
  • Smith