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The series contains records of taxes assessed on personal property and land owned by residents of Mississippi counties. From 1818 until 1841 the personal property and land taxes were recorded in a combined roll. After 1841 the two were split into separate rolls. Types of personal property that were taxable changed several times during the time period covered by these tax rolls and included such categories as slaves, livestock, horses, carriages, musical instruments, watches, jewelry, guns, knives, cash, securities, clocks, bowling alleys, theatres, racetracks, and furniture. The images were created by FamilySearch onsite at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011.