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GIDEON Families in Mississippi

This is a random assortment of references to GIDEON families located in the State of Mississippi. Feel free to send us any information you feel should be included here.

Deed Records

Itawamba County, Mississippi Deed Book 2
The following deeds were abstracted from the original records by Maxine Smith and Bob Franks. These deed record abstracts are in a narrative form. The page number is located at the end of each entry and were found online courtesy of MSGenWeb Project.

Lewis H. Gideon of Itawamba County sold to Nathaniel Farrar of Itawamba County the southwest quarter of Section 8 in Township 11, Range 9 on 4 December 1838 for $600: DB2/030

This indenture made the 10th day of June 1839 between John Gideon of the first part, Wiley Burdine of the second part and H.W. Stegall of the third part ... the said John Gideon is justly indebted to the party of the third part in the sum of $250 ... for and in consideration of the promise and sum of $5 ... the party of the first part has granted unto Wiley Burdine (in trust) the following described property: 4 head of horses, 7 head of cattle, 12 head of sheep, 17 head of hogs ... DB2/106

Joseph F. Gideon of Itawamba County sold to Jeptha Robbins the southwest quarter of Section 9 in Township 11, Range 9 on 9 November 1839 for $187: DB2/249

Census Records

1840 Federal Census Index Itawamba County MS

The 1840 Federal Census heads of households were abstracted in the exact order as was written in the original census book.

Page 4: John Gideon Sr.
Page 4: John Gideon Jr.

Tax Rolls

Itawamba County 1836 Tax List

The following represents the first families in Itawamba County to pay personal property taxes. This tax list supplements the 1840 Federal Census, as the many of the families were in Itawamba County well before 1840. This list is the first "census" of Itawamba County, made the year Itawamba County was formed.


Marriage Records

Itawamba County Marriage Book 1
Covers the earliest recorded marriages of Itawamba County, Mississippi. During the late 1830s and 40s, Itawamba County clergy were required to register with the county. These registrations are found in the marriage books. These items are noted by "testimonial" in these abstracts. Book One was abstracted from the original records by Bob Franks and appears in entirety on the Itawamba Co MS GenWeb Project site.

Pg 6- L. H. Gideon & Sarah Ann McFadden on 23 Nov 1837 by William Cooper
P 240 -Wiley Gideon & Lucy Hartsel on 03 Dec 1843 by P.C. Ritchie

Marriage Book 3
Book Three was abstracted by Maxine Roberts Smith from the original records.
Note: The format is as follows: page number--groom--bride--date of marriage-- by whom.

p.42 - James C. Gideon & Lidy C. Wise on 7 Sep 1848 by R. F. Shannon, JP

Mississippi GenWeb Project

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