1816: Pearl River Convention calls for united Mississippi

The John Ford House
The John Ford House

In October of 1816, delegates met at John Ford’s home on the lower Pearl River. After a long debate, they decided to send a representative to Washington, D.C., to plead for the formation of one state comprising the entire territory.

1816: Missionaries and pastors form the Mississippi Presbytery

September 20, 1816: Chickasaws cede 10,000 acres in Treaty of Chickasaw Council House

Through the treaty, also known as Treaty of Fort St. Stephens, the United States gained Chickasaw land east of the Tombigbee River.

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