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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Claiborne_County,_Mississippi|Claiborne County]]''
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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  ==
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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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[[Image:William C C Claiborne.JPG|thumb|right|200px|William C C Claiborne.JPG]]
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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>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Claiborne County was created in 1802 from Jefferson County. County records are housed in Fort Gibson
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'''1802'''--Claiborne County was created 27 January 1802&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Mississippi|Jefferson]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Port Gibson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Copiah County, Mississippi|Copiah]]
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*[[Hinds County, Mississippi|Hinds]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Mississippi|Jefferson]]
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*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana|Tensas Parish, Louisiana]]
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*[[Warren County, Mississippi|Warren]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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:*'''1810''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1810 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free. (browse in Claiborne &amp; Warren)
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:*'''1816''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1816 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1822''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1822 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1823''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1823 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1825''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1825 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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*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.&nbsp;<br>
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:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](Old)
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::Company C - Port Gibson Riflemen, aka Port Gibson Rifles
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:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](New)
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::Company F - Port Gibson Riflemen
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery]]
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::Company K - Abbay’s Battery
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:- [[48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
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::Company F - Claiborne Volunteers
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:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
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::Company C - Magruder’s Partisan Rangers
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::Company D - McLean’s Company
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:- [[12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company H - Claiborne Guards [also listed as Co. K]<br>
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Claiborne County<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>
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*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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:[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/MSmap.htm Map] showing Civil war battles in Mississippi.
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1802-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*'''1800s''' - [http://claibornecountyms.org/claiborne.htm Claiborne County, Mississippi Marriage Project]. Courtesy: [http://www.msgw.org/ MSGenWeb] - free.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
== Townships and Cities ==
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192728&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Claiborne&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog.]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Claiborne|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
[[Category:Claiborne_County,_Mississippi]]
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Revision as of 23:41, 15 March 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Claiborne County

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

William C C Claiborne.JPG

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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