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Sometimes wills can be the best sources of details in a family’s history. Prior to the 1850 census, given names were rarely noted except in church records or in bequeaths in wills. For former slaves, probate records and will abstracts may offer a rare clue to whether an ancestor resided in Lafayette County, MS and which surname they may have been using. Sometimes sad, sometimes a happy “find,” the details are always interesting. This book captures over 60 years of the earliest wills on record in our county.

Currently available for $14

95 pp.  Will abstracts Lafayette CO, MS 1836-98 from will administrations and Land Books with places and general index