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Andrew Morgan COLBERT

1825 - UNKNOWN

Life History


Born in Cotton Gin Port, Monroe, Mississippi




  • Undocumented genealogies report that Andrew Morgan Colbert was born 1825 in Cotton Gin Port, Monroe, Mississippi.  This was before the Chickasaw Removal in 1837.

    Cotton Gin Port is a ghost town in Monroe County, Mississippi, United States. ... Cotton Gin Port was the first town in north Mississippi, although initially it was part of Marion County in the Alabama Territory.  The new demarcation lines of 1820-21 put it in Mississippi.  The site was located on the east bank of the Tombigbee River at a crossing of vital Indian trails.  It was a base of expeditions of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1736 and Vaudreuil in 1752.  The Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad caused extinction as the townfolk moved to the new town of Amory.

    The early U.S. government built a cotton gin in 1801 at Cotton Gin Port as part of a "plan of civilization" for the local Chickasaw Indians, and soon became recognized as a Chickasaw Indian trading post. A road, Gaines Trace, was built to the town in 1811 and 1812.
    --  "Cotton Gin Port, Mississippi," Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_Gin_Port,_Mississippi

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