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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Calhoun County

Guide to Calhoun County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records



County Courthouse

Calhoun County Courthouse
PO Box 8
Pittsboro, MS 38951
Phone: 662.983.3122

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, probate and land records from 1922 and land abstracts from 1852. [1]

Beginning Dates for Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1922


1852
1922

History

Parent County

1852--Calhoun County was created 8 March 1852 from Lafayette and Yalobusha Counties.
County seat: Pittsboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1922--The courthouse burned.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
  • Men from Calhoun County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Calhoun County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Polk Rangers
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans (Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s)
Company F - Reason’s Company
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company F - Sons of the South
Company I - Benela Sharpshooters
- 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company A - Williams’ Company
Company B - Mitchell’s Company
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company A - Williams’ Company
Company B - Mitchell’s Company
Company K - Cox’s Company

Naturalization

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Mississippi page 378, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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