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Portrait photograph of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis, 1867
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In June 2004, the official court records of the Jefferson Davis estate were transferred to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for permanent retention. Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was the only president of the Confederate States of America. He spent most of his life in Mississippi and lived his final eleven years in Harrison County on the Gulf Coast.

The complete Jefferson Davis will and probate file is available here in forty-eight scans of the original documents. The files may also be searched by category or personal name.