WARREN COUNTY MISSISSIPPI
Basil Gordon Kiger
Kiger was born about 1817 in Virginia and married Caroline J. Gwin (ba 1827 TN) on
October 15, 1846 in Warren County (MS Marriages 1776-1935). They are listed in the
1850-1900 census of Warren County. Their children were William Gwin Kiger, Basil
Gordon Kiger, Jr. and Mary Bell Kiger. Neither son had any children. Mary Bell
Kiger married John Armistead Conway and had four children.
Kiger built Buena Vista Plantation at Eagle Bend around 1842. It was made of locally
harvested cypress wood and most of the nails were made by the plantation blacksmith.
The picture below is of the house after it was completely
restored in 2007.