Claiborne County, Mississippi Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

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The county is named after Governor of Louisiana and Governor of Mississippi Territory William C. C. Claiborne (c1775-1817).[1]

Parent County

1802--Claiborne County was created 27 January 1802 from Jefferson County.
County seat: Port Gibson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • 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]

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

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. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).