This website is about the history and genealogy of Quitman County.


Quitman County is located in the Mississippi Delta in Northeastern Mississippi.  Surrounding counties are Panola, Tunica, Coahoma and Tallahatchie.  The bill for the formation of the county was passed on February 1, 1877.

I dedicate this site to my cousin, Harry Russell Johnson, Jr. (1927-2005) who helped me get started with my genealogy research.  He was extremely generous in sharing his research with me.


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One thought on “Welcome to Quitman County, Mississippi

  1. Looking for relatives of Ellis Trevillion, Sr. and his wife Myrtle McArthur Trevillion of Marks. Ellis, Jr. was killed in WWII, and I inherited, from his sister Mary, his Purple Heart medal and letters from his buddies to his mother among other things. I am not a relative, and they need to be kept in his family. Thanks for your help. So far as I know–but with you I am hopeful of a discovery–this branch of the Trevilion family is now extinct.
    HERE IS ELLIS TREVILLION JR in the 1940 Census.
    Ellis Trevillion Jr in the 1940 Census
    First Name: Ellis
    Last Name: Trevillion
    Suffix: Jr
    Age at Time of Census: 16
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Est. Birth Year: 1924
    Birth Location: Mississippi Map
    Enumeration District: 60-10
    Residence: Marks, Beat 3, Quitman, MS Map
    Relationship to Head of Household: Son
    Other People in Household:
    • Ellis Trevillion
    42 yrs, Male
    • Myrtle Trevillion
    39 yrs, Female
    • Mary Trevillion
    15 yrs, Female

    Marital Status: Single
    Language: English
    Genealogical Society Number: 005449683
    NARA Publication Number: T627
    NARA Microfilm Roll Number: 2061
    Line Number: 8
    Sheet: A
    Sheet Number: 11
    Collection: 1940 U.S. Federal Population Census


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