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Guide to '''Claiborne County Mississippi genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Claiborne-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Claiborne County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 449; <br>Port Gibson, MS 39150<br>Phone: 601.437.4992<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1816, <br>divorce records from 1856, probate and court records from 1802. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Claiborne 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/Claiborne-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Claiborne County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 449; <br>Port Gibson, MS 39150<br>Phone: 601.437.4992<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1816, <br>divorce records from 1856, probate and court records from 1802. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Claiborne 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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The county is named after Governor of Louisiana and Governor of Mississippi Territory [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_C._C._Claiborne William C. C. Claiborne] (c1775-1817).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of Counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Governor of Louisiana and Governor of Mississippi Territory [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_C._C._Claiborne William C. C. Claiborne] (c1775-1817).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of Counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
 
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Claiborne County<br>  
 
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Claiborne County<br>  
  
*April 29, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms004.htm Grand Gulf]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref> <br>  
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*April 29, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms004.htm Grand Gulf]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref> <br>
  
 
*May 1, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms006.htm Port Gibson]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012)</ref> also known as Thompson’s Hill<br>
 
*May 1, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms006.htm Port Gibson]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ms006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012)</ref> also known as Thompson’s Hill<br>
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Guide to Claiborne County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Claiborne County Courthouse
PO Box 449;
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: 601.437.4992

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1816,
divorce records from 1856, probate and court records from 1802. [1]

History

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The county is named after Governor of Louisiana and Governor of Mississippi Territory William C. C. Claiborne (c1775-1817).[2]

Parent County

1802--Claiborne County was created 27 January 1802 from Jefferson County.
County seat: Port Gibson [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
  • Civil War service men from Claiborne 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 Claiborne County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company C - Port Gibson Riflemen, aka Port Gibson Rifles
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company F - Port Gibson Riflemen
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company K - Abbay’s Battery
- 48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
Company F - Claiborne Volunteers
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company C - Magruder’s Partisan Rangers
Company D - McLean’s Company
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company H - Claiborne Guards [also listed as Co. K]
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Claiborne County

Map showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Claiborne County, Mississippi page 378, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)
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