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Guide to '''Calhoun County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 8<br> Pittsboro, MS 38951<br> Phone: 662.983.3122<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Calhoun-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm '''Calhoun County Courthouse''']]
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== County Information ==
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=== Calhoun County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[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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[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>[http://www.courtreference.com/courts/14481/calhoun-county-chancery-court Clerk Chancery Court] has marriage, divorce, probate and land records from 1922 and 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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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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'''1852'''--Calhoun County was created 8 March 1852&nbsp;from [[Lafayette County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lafayette]] and [[Yalobusha County, Mississippi Genealogy|Yalobusha]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Pittsboro <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== &nbsp;Record Loss  ====
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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.
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'''1922--'''The courthouse burned.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Chickasaw County, Mississippi|Chickasaw]]  
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*[[Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy|Chickasaw]]  
*[[Grenada County, Mississippi|Grenada]]  
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*[[Grenada County, Mississippi Genealogy|Grenada]]  
*[[Lafayette County, Mississippi|Lafayette]]  
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*[[Lafayette County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lafayette]]  
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*[[Pontotoc County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pontotoc]]  
*[[Webster County, Mississippi|Webster]]  
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*[[Webster County, Mississippi Genealogy|Webster]]  
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*[[Yalobusha County, Mississippi Genealogy|Yalobusha]]
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=56599 Spring Creek Cemetery, Banner] BillionGraves
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Mississippi&county=Calhoun&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
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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.com] — index $
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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.com] — index $
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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.com] — index $
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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*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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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932375|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932409|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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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://ancesstry.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] — images
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*'''1900-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1936413|Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*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>
  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
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::Company B - Mitchell’s Company  
 
::Company B - Mitchell’s Company  
 
::Company K - Cox’s Company
 
::Company K - Cox’s Company
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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.com] — index and images '''$'''<br>
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*'''1781 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images <br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1852-1889''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|State Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1852-1889''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|State Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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*1800 - 1911 {{RecordSearch|1680835|Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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.com] — index $
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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.com] — index $
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*1826 - 50 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3739 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*to 1825 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2093 Mississippi Marriages to 1825] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/ms-society-archive/ Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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[http://personalpages.tds.net/~rosediamond/societymainpage.html Calhoun County Historical And Genealogical Society]<br>
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P.O. Box 114<br>
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'''Special items held by the Society'''
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[http://personalpages.tds.net/~rosediamond/ Calhoun County, Mississippi
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Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.] [http://personalpages.tds.net/~rosediamond/tableofsourcesforkmbfacts.html Index to personal pagers of many individuals from the State Archives]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/calhoun-county/ Calhoun County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://plus.google.com/communities/111918998635232011689 Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/134148333326756/ Mississippi Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mscalhou/ USGenWeb Calhoun County, Mississippi  project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Mississippi|Mississippi}} {{Mississippi-stub}}  
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[[Calhoun County, Mississippi]]

Latest revision as of 17:12, 3 October 2017

United States
Mississippi
Calhoun County

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


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Calhoun County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 8 March, 1852
County Seat Pittsboro
Courthouse
MississippiCalhounCourthouse.jpg
Address Calhoun County Courthouse]
PO Box 8
Pittsboro, MS 38951
Phone: 662.983.3122
Calhoun County Courthouse]



County Information

Calhoun County, Mississippi Record Dates

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

1922

1860
1852
1922


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]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

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.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1922--The courthouse burned.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
MSInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

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

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, Mississippi Genealogy. 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

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

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

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

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Calhoun County Historical And Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 114
Pittsboro 38951 Special items held by the Society [http://personalpages.tds.net/~rosediamond/ Calhoun County, Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.] Index to personal pagers of many individuals from the State Archives

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

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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