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There were over 1,850 recorded deaths on the Adams County Sexton Records that did not bear a surname. In many cases, not even a first name was recorded. Most were slaves.
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A transcription of the complete Adams County, MS Sexton Records, which includes surnames of known deceased African Americans, can be found on this site. Search by surname.
C.G. = Colored Ground. Indicates area of burial at the Natchez City Cemetery
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