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• AfriGeneas Forum - Oktibbeha County, MS
Rootsweb Oktibbeha County (1999 - Present)
• Oktibbeha County, MS GenealogyForum (2010 - 2013)
Oktibbeha County, MS GenealogyForum (1999 - 2011)

Oktibbeha County Mississippi Genealogy
Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Largest Slaveholders From 1860 Slave Census Schedules and Surname Matches For African Americans on the 1870 Census

MDAH's Index to Freedmen's Bureau Contracts (under "Sort", choose Planter; in "Search Term" box, enter Oktibbeha)
--First, be sure to read the "MDAH's Freedmen's Bureau Search Help Page"

MDAH's Index to African-American Confederate Pension Applications (choose radio button for "County", choose  Oktibbeha)
--NB: Bristol (s/b Brister) Elliott, who is not included in this list, is named in the "Servant" application of Henry Hamilton.

Websites, more 
Bureau of Land Management (choose Mississippi & Oktibbeha, under State and County, respectively).  Surnames are optional.
Digital Library on American Slavery (choose Mississippi, under State; enter Oktibbeha, under County.)
FamilySearch.org (various microfilmed records obtained from Mississippi State Archives)
Rosenwald Schools (enter Oktibbeha under County, choose Mississippi, under State.)


Historical Sketches of Oktibbeha County (1931)
Grierson's Raid (1954)
Southern Justice (1965), Leon Friedman, ed.,
-- Oktibbeha County, Mississippi by Jeremiah S. Gutman
A Black Businessman in White Mississippi, 1886-1974 (1977)
A Black Physician's Story: Bringing Hope in Mississippi (1985)
Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1990)
Oktibbeha County Plat Directory (1996)
Images of America: Oktibbeha County (2000)
Family Maps of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi (2006)

"Meadow Woods," 1839-1989: A Mississippi plantation (1989)
The Civil Rights Movement in Starkville, Mississippi: A Local Struggle for Equality (1993)

Freedom Worker Narrative (see Southern Justice (1965) under books)
Charley Taylor

Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project of the W.P.A. (1936-1938)
Frank Cannon: Palestine, St. Francis County, AR
G. Washington Chiles
D. Davis: of Marvell, Phillips County, AR
Ollie Davis
Henry Gibbs
Sara Green
Mollie Hatfield
Harriet (Hollinshed) Sanders
Nellie James: of Russellville, Pope County, AR
Jack Jones
Mandy Jones
John-Henry Kemp: of Daytona Beach, Volusia County, FL
Perry Melton: Free Person of Color (1850)
Henrietta (Outlaw) Chiles
Reverend Ben J. Robinson
• Mattie Stenston
Annie Thompson: Fredonia (Biscoe), Prairie County, AR
Martha Whitfield

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