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Creator: Thomas Batchelor

Collection Number: M460

Title: Amite County Tavern Keepers (1824 Term) Record

Dates: 1824

Abstract: The collection contains one item, a list of persons who had obtained a tavern license for the 1824 term in Amite County.

Biographical/Historical Note
Amite County’s county court held its first session in 1809 and had jurisdiction over general county business, roads, and the trials of slaves.  Micajah Davis was Chief Justice, and Thomas Batchelor was the first clerk.  Because of this position, Batchelor’s name appears on hundreds of Amite County legal documents from the time period.

Thomas Batchelor was a very successful lawyer and planter who was the wealthiest man in Amite County by 1830 and owned seventy-nine slaves at the time of his death in 1842.  He was also one of a handful of people to represent Amite County in the Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1817. 

Scope and Content Note
The collection contains one item, a list of persons who had obtained a tavern license for the 1824 term, signed, “Tho. Batchelor, Amite County Court.”

Topics Covered
Amite County (Miss.)--History.
Court records--Mississippi.
Taverns (Inns)--1820-1880.

Related Collections
AM 2000-29: Holmes Family Land Deeds
M 82: Baylis (John) Homestead Certificate
M139: Batson Family Deeds

Administrative Information

Provenance: Donated by Diane Ross on August 21, 2004.

Restrictions on Use:  This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Preferred Citation Method:  Item, Title of collection, McCain Library & Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.

Processing Information:  Processed by Lauren White.

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