1835: John A. Quitman becomes Mississippi’s tenth governor

Governor John A. Quitman (MDAH Collection)
Governor John A. Quitman

Quitman served from 1835 to 1836.

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1835: Slave insurrection scare in Madison County

1835: Gamblers in Vicksburg crash July 4th celebration

Notice to gamblers in Vicksburg (Museum of Mississippi History Collection)
Notice to gamblers in Vicksburg

A town meeting was called and the gamblers were ordered out of town.  The gamblers responded by killing Rev. Hugh Bodly, a Presbyterian minister. Angry townspeople then hanged several gamblers.

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