Madison County is located in the center of the
state, and north of Jackson, the state capital. The county is sometimes called
the Land Between Two Rivers, because of it's boundaries of the Pearl River on
the east, and the Big Black River on the west. Created from Yazoo County, on 29
Jan 1828, Madison was at one time quite large, comprising an area of over 4,000
square miles. Eventually, portions were lost to other counties, bringing
Madison, in 1859, to it's present-day size of 720 square miles.
The first County Seat, after the Choctaw session, was Beatties Bluff. Later,
Canton was selected, and remains the current County Seat.
The population of Madison County grew considerably during the early to middle
1800's, after the Choctaw Treaty greatly lessened the threat from Indians. Many
of the migrants, who eventually settled in Madison County, were South
Carolinians, and most descendents of Madison County settlers can trace their
ancestry back to South Carolina. Even today, Madison County bears earmarks of
the South Carolina influence, in the names of some of it's towns, such as Camden
Our parallel Madison
County Archives site contains files that can be searched for
genealogical records in your research. The records have been generously contributed by people
like yourself. We are always looking for new record contributions to add to the value of
contact me if you have any information to contribute to the Madison County Archives.
The USGenWeb Project is
a national volunteer effort to provide a WWW page for genealogical data for
every county in the United States. Begun in March 1996 in Kentucky, the project
is growing daily, and has already provided many genealogists with clues to
finding their ancestors. Volunteers coordinate the collection of databases and
generally oversee the contents of the individual county web pages. This Madison
County page is part of the Mississippi
GenWeb Project, thus part of the
My name is
Ann Allen Geoghegan. I am the volunteer County
Coordinator for Madison County. I descend from the
families of Allen and Braxton, as well as ties to
Herrod, Turnage, Carson, Martin,
and other allied families of Madison County from about 1830 to the late 1900's.
The information found on this website is not
limited to my own family lines.
You may visit my other sites by going
here: Annie's Place
I would like to thank Sue Skay Abruscato, her
husband, Tony Abruscato and her sister-in-law, Mary Abruscato Hara for all the
hard work they put into this site over the years. They worked tirelessly for
many hours on this project to make it what it is today. If credit is due, the
credit is all theirs. I am only the grateful recipient and new caretaker.
Ann Allen Geoghegan aka
Assistant State Coordinators