Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy
Guide to Chickasaw County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Genealogy Resources
- 4.1 Research Guides
- 4.2 African Americans
- 4.3 Bible Records
- 4.4 Cemeteries
- 4.5 Census
- 4.6 Church Records
- 4.7 Court
- 4.8 Genealogy
- 4.9 Land and Property
- 4.10 Local Histories
- 4.11 Maps
- 4.12 Military
- 4.13 Naturalization
- 4.14 Newspapers
- 4.15 Occupations
- 4.16 Probate Records
- 4.17 Taxation
- 4.18 Vital Records
- 5 Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
Chickasaw County Courthouse
101 N Jefferson
Houston, MS 38851-0000
Clerk Circuit Court in Houston, has marriage, divorce, probate and court records and all land records for county. Clerk Circuit Court in Okolona, has marriage records from 1877 and court records. Clerk Chancery Courth has divorce and probate records from 1886. 
Chickasaw County is divided into two Judicial Districts giving the county two seats, one in Houston, and one in Okolona.
1836--Chickasaw County was created 9 February 1836 from the Chickasaw Cession. County records are located in Houston and Okolona.
County seat: Houston and Okolona
1852 - Calhoun County was organized in 1852 by the Mississippi Legislature with land from Chickasaw, Lafayette and Yalobusha Counties. Pittsboro was established the same year to be the county seat which was briefly at Hartford. The courthouse at Pittsboro, burned December 22, 1922, along with all records except five books of abstracts of land records.
1871 - Clay County was formed on May 12, 1871 during Mississippi's Reconstruction Period from parts of Chickasaw, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Monroe counties. The new county was originally named Colfax, in honor of Schuyler Colfax, Ulysses S. Grant's vice president. After reconstruction rule ended in Mississippi the county was renamed Clay during 1876, in honor of Henry Clay, American statesman, who was secretary of state under John Quincy Adams.
1874 - Webster County was established on April 6, 1874, under the name of Sumner County, and was organized from parts of Chickasaw, Choctaw, Montgomery, and Oktibbeha Counties. On January 30, 1882, its name was changed to Webster, in honor of the great statesman Daniel Webster.
1863--Some records were lost.
- USGenWeb-Tombstone Project
- Findagrave-Chickasaw County
- MSGenWeb-Chickasaw County
- Mississippi Genealogy & History Network-Chickasaw County
For tips on accessing Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.
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.
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 are available for Chickasaw 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.
- Men from Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw County.
- - 2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry
- Company B - Johnson Partisans
- Company G - Isbell’s Company
- Company I - Clarke’s Company
- - 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
- Company G - Barry Guards
- - 6th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
- Company L - Williams’ Company
- - 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
- Company E - Walker’s Company
- - 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
- Company E - Walker’s Company
- - 9th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
- Company E - Chickasaw Mounted Guards
- - Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
- Company H - Chickasaw Rangers
- - 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
- Company H - Chickasaw Rangers
- - 11th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
- Company C - Prairie Rifles, aka Prairie Rifleman
- Company H - Chickasaw Guards
Civil War Battle
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Chickasaw County
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Probate records are held by the Chickasaw County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Chickasaw 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.
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 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.
- 1857-1928 (gaps) - Chickasaw County Marriage Index. Courtesy: MSGenWeb - free.
- 1863-1923 - Chickasaw County Marriage Books 1-12 Index 1863-1923 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chickasaw County, Mississippi page 378, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.