1832: Abram M. Scott becomes Mississippi’s seventh governor

Governor Abram M. Scott (MDAH Collection)
Governor Abram M. Scott

Scott served from 1832 to 1833.

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1832: Constitution of 1832 reflects rise of Jeffersonian Democracy

Mississippi’s second constitution was strongly influenced by democratic reforms associated with President Andrew Jackson. It removed the restriction limiting suffrage to property owners, provided that all public officials, including judges, would be popularly elected, and removed property qualifications and abolished life tenure for office holders.

1832: Rodney Presbyterian Church built

Rodney Presbyterian Church (MDAH Collection)
Rodney Presbyterian Church

This was Mississippi’s best example of a Federalist-style church.

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1832: Choctaws are removed from state

This forced movement of the Indians to the unorganized Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River (in present-day Oklahoma) is known as the “Trail of Tears.”

October 20, 1832: Chickasaws cede six million acres in Treaty of Pontotoc Creek

Chickasaw Baldric
Chickasaw Baldric

In exchange, the Chickasaws were given land west of the river. The treaty stipulated that they would receive proceeds from the sale of land, but they were never compensated.

Image: Baldric reputedly given to Dr. John Miller by William Colbert, Chief of the Chickasaws, when he left Mississippi.

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