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Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Gloria A. Knight (View posts)
Posted: 23 Feb 2001 7:51PM GMT
23 February 2001


I am trying to find out about an orphanage that was in Natchez, Mississippi in the late 1894-95 that my GM was put into. I would like to know where would records be? If anyone can help me, I will appreciate it.


Re: Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Posted: 1 Aug 2001 9:08PM GMT
Edited: 16 Aug 2001 4:36PM GMT
have you tried the archives in jackson, ms?

Re: Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Posted: 29 Mar 2005 12:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Nov 2005 8:58PM GMT
Surnames: Dtafford
Hi Gloria,

I recently found my great grandfather and his brother who were at the Protestant Orphans Asylum in Natchez in 1885-1890.

The orphanage is still in Natchez under the name The Natchez Childrens Home. They have a few documents but almost everything was sent to the University of Texas at Austin. You can also go to the Adams County Genweb site and find a few things.

Good luck,

Re: Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Posted: 15 Dec 2006 3:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Griffin
There was also a St. Mary's Girls Orphanage. It was Catholic. Records can be found in Catholic Charities in Jackson, MS. I allegedly had a ancestor there but eventhough she showed up in the 1870 census, there were no records at all available showing her there in 1870.

Re: Orphange in Natchez, Mississippi

Posted: 24 Aug 2010 4:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
This is the site with the history of the orphanage that you are seeking. My father was raised in the boys bldg., his sisters in the girls. When they were near to teens, my grandmother reclaimed them one by one.

My father has passed on now, but I do recall his detest for this place, the abuse he suffered, he never recovered from. He heard that the bldgs were to be demolished. He was in his 30's at the time and made a trip to the location to watch the bldgs. fall.

As for rec'ds, the site at top and the census records are about all there is, I would imagine.
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