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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Judge Henry Mounger & Celia Millsaps

Judge Henry Mounger & Celia Millsaps

5/22/1805, Henry born in Louisville, Jefferson Co., GA; s/o 32. Edwin Mounger & 33. Frances Clark.

5/14/1814, Celia born in Perry Co., MS; d/o 34. Uriah Millsaps & 35. Sally Carter.

[Celia’s cousin Rueben founded Millsaps College.]

1830’s, Henry in Greene Co., AL.

12/14/1833, Henry licensed to practice law in AL.

1834, Henry moved to Paulding, MS.

1/10/1835, Henry licensed to practice law in MS. [Henry became the law partner of Judge John Watts.]

12/1836, Henry married Celia.

Henry appointed Presiding Judge of the 4th Judicial Distr. by Gov. McNutt. [He held his first court in Meridian under an Oak tree. He was elected to the same position after serving out his appointment. He became a law partner with A G Mayes.

10/1/1839, Henry wrote a letter to Celia from Col. Holliman’s residence in Augusta.

(S) 1840 Census, MS, Jasper Co. Henry, 30-40, has a son under 5, a daughter under 5, and a wife 20-30.

9/6/1844, Henry wrote a letter to Celia from Marion.

1/1848, Henry attended the MS State Democratic Conv. in Jackson.

4/24/1848, Henry appointed a delegate to the Natl. Democratic Convention from the 4th Distr. [The convention was held 5/22/1848 in Baltimore, MD.]

9/16/1849, Henry wrote a letter to Celia from Decatur.

10/8/1850, (S) 1850 Census, MS, Jasper Co. Henry is a lawyer with property valued at $5500. 8 children. Rebecca Millsaps, age 21, and Susan Millsaps, age 16 also live with them.

6/10/1851, Henry died in Paulding, Jasper Co., MS; buried in Paulding Cem.

Aft. 6/19/1853, Celia remarried to George Dougherty McCormick, widower of her sister. [Celia the “mother” of 21 children, 9 of her own, 10 of her sister’s children, and 2 younger sisters after her mother died.]

1861, Henry’s estate settled.

1866, “Mrs. Celia McCormick” listed in the Territorial Census of MS in Jasper Co.

7/10/1880, (S) 1880 Census, MS, Jasper Co. Celia lives with her married daughter Susan’s family.

2/27/1883, Celia died in Paulding, Jasper Co.; buried in Paulding Cem. [Birth, both marriages with husbands, and death dates are on the gravestone.]

Children of Henry and Celia:

i. William Harris Mounger born 1/31/1843 in Jasper Co., MS.

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