Jefferson Davis Bicentennnial, Gordon Cotton, Vicksburg Mississippi Post, May 14-24, 2008.
This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis, who was born in Fairview, Ky., on June 3, 1808, and at the age of 2 moved with his parents to Rosemont Plantation near Woodville, Miss. In 1835, Davis moved to Warren County where he spent the most productive years of his life. This is a series of 11 articles about Davis as a local Citizen.
May 14, 2008 Brother's home lured young couple to Warren County
May 15, 2008 Political career started with a one-day campaign, and a loss at the polls
May 16, 2008 Varina was met on an errand, and courtship followed
May 17, 2008 Washington and war with Mexico kept time at Brierfield brief
May 18, 2008 Brierfield lush and productive in years before the war
May 19, 2008 Locals first to cheer reluctant-yet-confident president
May 20, 2008 Union general's wife curious about husband's classmate
May 21, 2008 Mutual fondness clear on final visit
May 22, 2008 Last stop at Brierfield complicated by illness
May 23, 2008 Unexpected tributes were also unequivocal
May 24, 2008 Local friends, distant ediorialists offered tributes
Source of Articles: http://www.vicksburgpost.com/jefferson_davis/jeffersondavis.txt
Also Beauvoir Plantation, Jefferson Davis' retirement home was severly damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The house is reopening in June. Go to the Beauvoir's wwwsite at
http://www.beauvoir.org/ and read the scanned newspaper story of the rebuilding of the house.