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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Calhoun_County,_Mississippi|Calhoun County]]''
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Guide to '''Calhoun County, Mississippi ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|county seat= Pittsboro
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|parent county= [[Lafayette County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lafayette]] and [[Yalobusha County, Mississippi Genealogy|Yalobusha]] <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy|Chickasaw]]
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|county2= [[Grenada County, Mississippi Genealogy|Grenada]]
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|county3= [[Lafayette County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lafayette]]
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|county4= [[Pontotoc County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pontotoc]]
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|county5= [[Webster County, Mississippi Genealogy|Webster]]
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
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This county was named for John C. Calhoun.  Calhoun County is located in the north center area of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun, Mississippi," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Mississippi."</ref>
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Calhoun-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 8<br> Pittsboro, MS 38951<br> Phone: 662.983.3122<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and land records from 1922 and <br>land abstracts from 1852. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Mississippi page 378, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MS Courthouse Intro|Calhoun}}
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'''Calhoun County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 8<br> Pittsboro, MS 38951<br> Phone: 662-983-3122<br>[http://calhouncoms.com/circuit/ Calhoun County Website]<br><br>
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[http://calhouncoms.com/chancery/ Clerk Chancery Court] has marriage, divorce, probate and land records from 1922 and land abstracts from 1852. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History ==
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=== Calhoun County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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{{MS Record Dates Intro|Calhoun}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1922
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1922''' The courthouse burned.<br><br>
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1852'''--Calhoun County was created 8 March 1852&nbsp;from [[Lafayette County, Mississippi|Lafayette]] and [[Yalobusha County, Mississippi|Yalobusha]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Pittsboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MS Boundary Changes Intro|Calhoun}}
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*'''1852''' Calhoun County was created 8 March 1852 from [[Lafayette County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lafayette]] and [[Yalobusha County, Mississippi Genealogy|Yalobusha]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Pittsboro<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps"] (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MS Populated Places Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== &nbsp;Record Loss  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MS Historical Timeline Intro|Calhoun}}
  
'''1922--'''The courthouse burned.
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== Resources ==
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{{MS Resources Intro|Calhoun}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MS Bible Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MS Biographies Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MS Business Records Intro|Calhoun}}
  
*[[Chickasaw County, Mississippi|Chickasaw]]
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=== Cemeteries ===
*[[Grenada County, Mississippi|Grenada]]
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{{MS Cemeteries Intro|Calhoun}}
*[[Lafayette County, Mississippi|Lafayette]]
 
*[[Pontotoc County, Mississippi|Pontotoc]]
 
*[[Webster County, Mississippi|Webster]]
 
*[[Yalobusha County, Mississippi|Yalobusha]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Calhoun County, Mississippi''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.msgw.org/calhoun/2001tableofcontents.html MSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-calhoun.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/ms/calhoun.htm MSInterment]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19814&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|692774|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Calhoun+Mississippi&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Mississippi/Calhoun-County?id=county_1518 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Mississippi Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MS Census Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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*'''1660-1820'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2234 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1792-1866'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1125 Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1805-1890'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556 Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1880''' {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=56599 Spring Creek Cemetery, Banner] BillionGraves
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MS Church Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MS Court Intro|Calhoun}}
  
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
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=== Directories ===
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{{MS Directories Intro|Calhoun}}
  
:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MS Emigration Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MS Ethnic Groups Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MS Funeral Homes Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MS Genealogies Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MS Guardianship Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MS Land Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MS Histories Intro|Calhoun}}
  
*Civil War service 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.&nbsp;<br>
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MS Maps Intro|Calhoun}}
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
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{{MS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MS Calhoun  County}}}}
::Company E - Polk Rangers  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
:- [[2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans|2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans]] (Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s)<br>
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::Company F - Reason’s Company  
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=== Migration ===
:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
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{{MS Migration Intro|Calhoun}}
::Company F - Sons of the South  
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::Company I - Benela Sharpshooters  
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=== Military Records ===
:- [[19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)|19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)]]  
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{{MS Military Intro|Calhoun}}
::Company A - Williams’ Company  
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::Company B - Mitchell’s Company  
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
:- [[8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]] (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)  
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932375|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
::Company A - Williams’ Company  
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932409|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
::Company B - Mitchell’s Company  
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] index free
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] index free
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*'''1889-1942'''  {{RecordSearch|1979942|Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1900-1974'''  {{RecordSearch|1936413|Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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{{MS Civil War Regiments|Calhoun}}<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
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::Company E - Polk Rangers
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans|2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans]] (Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s)
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::Company F - Reason’s Company
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:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company F - Sons of the South
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::Company I - Benela Sharpshooters
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:- [[19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)|19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)]]
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::Company A - Williams’ Company
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::Company B - Mitchell’s Company
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:- [[8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]] (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
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::Company A - Williams’ Company
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::Company B - Mitchell’s Company
 
::Company K - Cox’s Company
 
::Company K - Cox’s Company
  
==== Newspapers ====
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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*'''1917-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2968243|Mississippi, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1917-1918''' {{RecordSearch|3010079|Mississippi, World War I Army Veterans, Master alphabetical index, 1917-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MS Naturalization Intro|Calhoun}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MS Newspapers Intro|Calhoun}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MS Obituaries Intro|Calhoun}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MS Other Records Intro|Calhoun}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MS Periodicals Intro|Calhoun}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MS Probate Intro|Calhoun}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1780-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8995 Mississippi Wills and Probate Records 1780-1982] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1781-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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=== School Records ===
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{{MS Schools Intro|Calhoun}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MS Tax Intro|Calhoun}}
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*'''1852-1889''' {{RecordSearch|1919687|State Tax Rolls}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MS Vital Intro|Calhoun}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MS Birth Intro|Calhoun}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MS Marriage Intro|Calhoun}}
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*'''1776-1935''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7842 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1800-1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2093 Mississippi Marriages to 1825] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1800-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1680835|Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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*'''1826-1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3739 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]$
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*'''1826-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4585 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]$
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==== Death ====
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{{MS Death Intro|Calhoun}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MS Divorce Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MS Research Facilities Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MS Archives Intro|Calhoun}}
  
:*'''1852-1889''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|State Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MS Libraries Intro|Calhoun}}
  
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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=== Museums ===
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{{MS Museums Intro|Calhoun}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{MS Societies Intro|Calhoun}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*'''Calhoun County Historical And Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 114<br>Pittsboro, MS 38951<br>[http://personalpages.tds.net/~rosediamond/societymainpage.html Website]<br>[http://personalpages.tds.net/~rosediamond/ Special items held by the Society]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MS Websites Intro|Calhoun}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[https://plus.google.com/communities/111918998635232011689 Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/134148333326756/ Mississippi Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.msgw.org/calhoun/ USGenWeb Calhoun County, Mississippi  project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|192716|Mississippi|Calhoun}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MS Research Guides Intro|Calhoun}}
  
== References ==
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== References ==
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<references />
  
<references />{{Mississippi|Mississippi}} {{Mississippi-stub}}
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[[Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy|Calhoun]]
  
[[Category:Mississippi_counties]][[Category:Calhoun County, Mississippi]]
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{{Mississippi|Mississippi}}
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[[Category:Mississippi Counties]][[Category:Calhoun County, Mississippi]]

Latest revision as of 05:17, 25 December 2018

United States
Mississippi
Calhoun County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Pittsboro
Organized: 8 March 1852
Parent County(s): Lafayette and Yalobusha [1]
Neighboring Counties
Chickasaw  • Grenada  • Lafayette  • Pontotoc  • Webster  • Yalobusha
See County Maps
Courthouse
MississippiCalhounCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Calhoun County.svg.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

This county was named for John C. Calhoun. Calhoun County is located in the north center area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse

Calhoun County Courthouse
PO Box 8
Pittsboro, MS 38951
Phone: 662-983-3122
Calhoun County Website

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage, divorce, probate and land records from 1922 and land abstracts from 1852. [3]

Calhoun County, Mississippi Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1922 1852 1922 1860

Record Loss

1922 The courthouse burned.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1852 Calhoun County was created 8 March 1852 from Lafayette and Yalobusha Counties.
  • County seat: Pittsboro[4]

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Calhoun County, Mississippi:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Calhoun County, Mississippi online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

For tips on accessing Calhoun County 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 Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Calhoun County. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Lafayette CountyPontotoc CountyChickasaw CountyWebster CountyGrenada CountyYalobusha CountyMS CALHOUN.PNG
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for more resources


Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Men in 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

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Calhoun County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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.

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Death

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Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Calhoun, Mississippi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_Mississippi."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

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