Mississippi, Tippah County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Tippah, Mississippi, United States
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Location of Tippah, Mississippi
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Record Description
Record Type Land and Probate Records
Collection years 1836-1923
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What is in This Collection?

The collection includes deeds, chattel deeds (or moveable personal property), and probate case files for the years 1836 to 1923. The records are usually handwritten or handwritten on preprinted pages.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Mississippi Tippah County Records, 1836-1923.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Dates transactions (deeds) occurred, were written up, and recorded
  • Names of grantors (sellers), grantees (buyers), and witnesses
  • Residences of grantor(s) and grantee(s)
  • Occupations of both grantor(s) and grantee(s)
  • Persons mentioned as a minor
  • Exact relationships stated in deeds for property sold or given away
  • Legal documents such as Citations to Settle
  • Court Orders
  • County estate ledgers
  • Summons

Probate records include petitions, inventories, accounts, and decrees

Information generally found in entries may include:

  • Name of testator or deceased
  • Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
  • Name of executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Residence of testator
  • Document and recording dates (There are used to approximate event dates, i.e. a will was usually written near time of death.)

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select County
  2. Select Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death records.
  • Use the probate date as a substitute death date.
  • Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Mississippi, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Mississippi Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Mississippi, Tippah County Records, 1836-1923" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Tippah County Courthouse, Ripley.

Image Citation:
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