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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Chariton_County,_Missouri|Chariton County]]'' <br><br>County
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Guide to '''Chariton County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Chariton County
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| county_map = Missouri Chariton County Map.svg.png
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1820
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| founded date = November 16
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| seat = [[Keytesville, Missouri|Keytesville]]
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| building image = MissouriCharitonCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Chariton County Courthouse<br> 306 S Cherry<br>Keytesville, MO 65261<br>Phone: 660.288.3273<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocharit/courthse.htm '''Chariton County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Chariton County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1821
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1826
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1861
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=== Courthouse  ===
 
=== Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocharit/courthse.htm Chariton County Courthouse]<br>306 S Cherry<br>Keytesville, MO 65261<br>Phone: 660.288.3273&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1887; <br>Circuit Court Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1821, <br>divorce and court records from 1872, land&nbsp;from 1827, <br>naturalization records from 1877 and military dischrage<br>records from 1918; Circuit Court&nbsp;Division has probate Records<br>&nbsp;from 1860<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chariton County, Missouri. Page 398 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1887; Circuit Court Clerk and Recorder has marriage records from 1821, divorce and court records from 1872, land records from 1827, naturalization records from 1877 and military discharge records from 1918; Circuit Court Division has probate records from 1860.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chariton County, Missouri. Page 398 {{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  ====
  
'''1820--'''Chariton County was created 16 November 1820&nbsp;from [[Howard County, Missouri|Howard]] County. '''County seat:''' Keytesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1820''' Chariton County was created 16 November 1820 from [[Howard County, Missouri Genealogy|Howard]] County. '''County seat:''' Keytesville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Chariton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1861''' Fire destroyed all County Court records November 11, 1861.<br>
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'''1864''' Fire destroyed the courthouse on September 20, 1864.<br>
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'''1973''' Fire destroyed the courthouse on August 27, 1973.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Chariton, Brunswick|place|disp=Brunswick}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Chariton, Glasgow|place|disp=Glasgow}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Chariton, Keytesville|place|disp=Keytesville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Chariton, Prairie Hill|place|disp=Prairie Hill}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Chariton, Salisbury Township|place|disp=Salisbury Township}}
  
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all Missouri Counties.<br>
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all Missouri Counties.<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Carroll County, Missouri|Carrol]]  
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[[Carroll County, Missouri Genealogy|Carrol]] {{•}} [[Howard County, Missouri Genealogy|Howard]] {{•}} [[Linn County, Missouri Genealogy|Linn]] {{•}} [[Livingston County, Missouri Genealogy|Livingston]] {{•}} [[Macon County, Missouri Genealogy|Macon]] {{•}} [[Randolph County, Missouri Genealogy|Randolph]] {{•}} [[Saline County, Missouri Genealogy|Saline]] {{•}}
*[[Howard County, Missouri|Howard]]  
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{{MOChariton, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Linn County, Missouri|Linn]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Livingston County, Missouri|Livingston]]  
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*[[Macon County, Missouri|Macon]]  
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==== Biographies ====
*[[Randolph County, Missouri|Randolph]]  
 
*[[Saline County, Missouri|Saline]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5159 Clay, Ray, Carroll, Chariton and Linn Counties, Missouri Index to Biographies] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25940 Portrait and biographical record of Clay, Ray, Carroll, Chariton, and Linn Counties, Missouri] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1417&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|461357|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1417 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocharit/cemetery/cemetery.htm MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Chariton+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Chariton&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/chariton/charcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/chariton.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/chariton.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=21 MNGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20181&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=48&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Missouri Cemeteries| Missouri Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5691 Chariton County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1 &amp; 2] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*''Historical, pictorial and biographical record of Chariton County, Missouri''. Salisbury, Mo.&nbsp;: Pictorial and Biographical Publishing, 1896.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE106279 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Smith, Thomas Berry. ''History of Chariton and Howard counties, Missouri''. Topeka [Kansas]&nbsp;: Historical Pub., 1923.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE476642 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Mochariton.jpg|900px|Mochariton.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Chariton_County Chariton County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Chariton_County Chariton County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Chariton County, Missouri 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 Chariton County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[18th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|18th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Chariton}}
  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ NewspaperArchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=5230 Chillicothe newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=18996 Moberly newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Chariton County communities.
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ NewspaperArchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=5230 Chillicothe newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=18996 Moberly newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Chariton County communities.
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1861 - 1875''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5489 Chariton County, Missouri Wills and Administrations, 1861-75] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1883 - 1887''' Chariton County Birth Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|C515245}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissouria.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1883 - 1889''' Chariton County Birth Index 1883-1889. Batch {{IGI|C515243}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1821 - 1852''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6022 Chariton County, Missouri Marriages: 1821-52] at Ancestry.com $
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*'''1821 - 1895''' Chariton County Marriage Index 1821-1895. Batch {{IGI|M515241}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1881 - 1885'''  Chariton County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515242}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29473 Marriage records of Chariton County, Missouri] at Ancestry.com $
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1883 - 1887''' Chariton County Death Index 1883-1887. Batch {{IGI|B515246}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>  
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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==== Websites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:chariton+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocharit/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/chariton/chariton.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Chariton/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Chariton/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/chariton/ CyndisList]
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/chariton-county// StateofUS]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Chariton-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Web Sites  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 18:18, 4 August 2017

United States
Missouri
Chariton County

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


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Chariton County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Chariton County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 16, 1820
County Seat Keytesville
Courthouse
MissouriCharitonCourthouse.jpg
Address Chariton County Courthouse
306 S Cherry
Keytesville, MO 65261
Phone: 660.288.3273
Chariton County Website


County Information

Chariton County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1821 1883 1830 1826 1861

Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1887; Circuit Court Clerk and Recorder has marriage records from 1821, divorce and court records from 1872, land records from 1827, naturalization records from 1877 and military discharge records from 1918; Circuit Court Division has probate records from 1860.[2]

History

Parent County

1820 Chariton County was created 16 November 1820 from Howard County. County seat: Keytesville [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1861 Fire destroyed all County Court records November 11, 1861.
1864 Fire destroyed the courthouse on September 20, 1864.
1973 Fire destroyed the courthouse on August 27, 1973.

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Carrol  • Howard  • Linn  • Livingston  • Macon  • Randolph  • Saline  •

Chariton CountyRandolph CountyMacon CountyLivingston CountyShelby CountyLinn CountyKnox CountySullivan CountyAdair CountyGrundy CountyCarroll CountyDaviess CountyCaldwell CountyMonroe CountyRay CountyCarroll CountySaline CountyLafayette CountyHoward CountyBoone CountyAudrain CountyCallaway CountyPettis CountyJohnson CountyMoniteau CountyCooper CountyMOChariton.jpg

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MOInterment
MNGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

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 Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

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 Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Chariton County, Missouri 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 Missouri Local Histories.

  • Historical, pictorial and biographical record of Chariton County, Missouri. Salisbury, Mo. : Pictorial and Biographical Publishing, 1896.
  • Smith, Thomas Berry. History of Chariton and Howard counties, Missouri. Topeka [Kansas] : Historical Pub., 1923.

Maps

Mochariton.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Chariton County, Missouri 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 Chariton County, Missouri:

- 10th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 18th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 35th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

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



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Chariton Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Chariton County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Chariton County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
Ancestry.com Chariton County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chariton County, Missouri. Page 398 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.