The Jefferson Davis Estate Papers, Oath of J.U. Payne, image id #6-1 (MDAH Collection)

"Oath of J.U. Payne," The Jefferson Davis Estate Papers Online: Harrison County Chancery Court Case 463A, Jefferson Davis Will and Probate File, Series 1818, County Court Cases/Harrison County, image id #6-1 (MDAH Collection)

Portrait photograph of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis, 1867, taken in Montreal by W. Notman. Governor's Mansion Collection, PI/HH/1983.0019/No. 12, MDAH

Portrait photograph of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis, 1867, taken in Montreal by W. Notman. Governor's Mansion Collection, PI/HH/1983.0019/No. 12, MDAH

On December 6, 1889 Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans. His estate papers are available to view online in the Digital Archives. They include his will and probate file from the Harrison County Chancery Court.

Collection Description – The Jefferson Davis Estate Papers

Harrison County Court Case # 463-A is the file for the settlement of the estate of Jefferson Davis. It includes documents filed between December 1889 and February 1893. In addition, an inquiry was made in February 1930, which concerned the settlement of his estate, and this letter with its reply from the Chancery Clerk is also included in the file. The online collection consists of the digitized estate papers that are described and made available within the MDAH Electronic Archives User Interface.