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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Missouri|Missouri]] > Daviess County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Daviess_County,_Missouri|Daviess County]]''
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Guide to '''Daviess County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Daviess County  
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = December 29
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| seat = Gallatin
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| building address = Daviess County Courthouse<br>102 N Main Street<br>Gallatin, MO 64640<br>Phone: 660.663.2641<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Daviess.htm '''Daviess County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br><br>County Library has birth and&nbsp;death&nbsp;record on microfilm 188301893 <br>and local census&nbsp;1876; Recorder of Deeds has land records; <br>Probate Court has probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Daviess County, Missouri. Page 399 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=qX0UAAAAYAAJ ''The History of Daviess County, Missouri''] (1882) is available online free from Google Books.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Daviess County was created 29 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Ray_County,_Missouri|Ray]] County. '''County seat:''' Gallatin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1836--'''Daviess County was created 29 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Ray County, Missouri|Ray]] County. '''County seat:''' Gallatin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Daviess County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Arthur Paul Moser has short descriptions of [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/moser/daviesspl.html towns] in Daviess county, many of them no longer exist.
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*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>
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
Arthur Paul Moser has short descriptions of [http://thelibrary.org/lochist/moser/daviesspl.html towns] in Daviess county, many of them no longer extant.<br>
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Caldwell_County,_Missouri|Caldwell]]
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*[[Caldwell County, Missouri|Caldwell]]  
*[[DeKalb_County,_Missouri|Dekalb]]
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*[[DeKalb County, Missouri|Dekalb]]  
*[[Gentry_County,_Missouri|Gentry]]
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*[[Gentry County, Missouri|Gentry]]  
*[[Grundy_County,_Missouri|Grundy]]
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*[[Grundy County, Missouri|Grundy]]  
*[[Harrison_County,_Missouri|Harrison]]
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*[[Harrison County, Missouri|Harrison]]  
*[[Livingston_County,_Missouri|Livingston]]
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*[[Livingston County, Missouri|Livingston]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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Steve Reid's [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sareid/ page] has about 70 transcriptions of Daviess county cemeteries.&nbsp; Many of these transcriptions are current only to the 1970s.&nbsp; The page also includes a historical description of all known Daviess county cemeteries and directions to their location.<br>  
 
Steve Reid's [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sareid/ page] has about 70 transcriptions of Daviess county cemeteries.&nbsp; Many of these transcriptions are current only to the 1970s.&nbsp; The page also includes a historical description of all known Daviess county cemeteries and directions to their location.<br>  
  
Lanita Sconce Smith's [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modavies/cemetery/davicem.htm page] and the Daviess County [http://www.daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Search&file=index&action=search&active_stories=1&stories_author=&stories_cat%5B%5D=&stories_topics%5B%5D=23&bool=OR&startnum=1&total=26   Historical Society] sort Daviess county burials by name.<br>  
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Lanita Sconce Smith's [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modavies/cemetery/davicem.htm page] and the Daviess County [http://www.daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Search&file=index&action=search&active_stories=1&stories_author=&stories_cat%5B%5D=&stories_topics%5B%5D=23&bool=OR&startnum=1&total=26 Historical Society] sort Daviess county burials by name.<br>  
  
 
Find A Grave has [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1427 many] Daviess county cemetery transcriptions.<br>  
 
Find A Grave has [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1427 many] Daviess county cemetery transcriptions.<br>  
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The Missouri Tombstone Transcription project has [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/missouri/daviess.htm links] to McCrary, Lick Fork, Creekmore, and Old Scotland cemeteries.<br>  
 
The Missouri Tombstone Transcription project has [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/missouri/daviess.htm links] to McCrary, Lick Fork, Creekmore, and Old Scotland cemeteries.<br>  
  
Brenda Abplanalp and Virgil Givens abstracted the [http://files.usgwarchives.org/mo/daviess/cemeteries/wooderso20gcm.txt Wooderson] cemetery.
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Brenda Abplanalp and Virgil Givens abstracted the [http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/daviess/cemeteries/wooderso20gcm.txt Wooderson] cemetery.  
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==== Census  ====
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The 1876 State Census for Daviess county is available at Ancestry.com or on microfilm ($15) from the Missouri State Archives.
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
Trails.com has a partial [http://www.topozone.com/states/Missouri.asp?county=Daviess&feature=Church list] of historic and current churches in Daviess county.&nbsp; A slightly different [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=117:2:5451794591123139592:pg_R_12501423645835766372:NO&pg_min_row=1&pg_max_rows=15&pg_rows_fetched=6 list] is given by the USGS database.<br>  
 
Trails.com has a partial [http://www.topozone.com/states/Missouri.asp?county=Daviess&feature=Church list] of historic and current churches in Daviess county.&nbsp; A slightly different [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=117:2:5451794591123139592:pg_R_12501423645835766372:NO&pg_min_row=1&pg_max_rows=15&pg_rows_fetched=6 list] is given by the USGS database.<br>  
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Primitive Baptist Library in Carthage, IL maintains a [http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-DaviessMO.html Daviess county, Missouri] page on their website.
  
 
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
The Missouri Secretary of State sponsors a site with land patents for [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/land/results.asp?txtName=&txtCounty=Daviess&txtYear=&hSearchID=Name Daviess] county 1831-1969.<br>  
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There are two types of patents. Those issued by the state and those by the Federal Government.
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The Missouri Secretary of State sponsors a site with land patents for [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/land/results.asp?txtName=&txtCounty=Daviess&txtYear=&hSearchID=Name Daviess] county 1831-1969.&nbsp;<br>  
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For patents issued by the Federal Government for land in Daviess county click [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/ here.]&nbsp;Enter Missouri and your ancestors surname. If you find a record for your ancestor you will be able to download a PDF of the patent. You should also consider ordering the associated [[Grants from the Federal Government (Public Domain)#Obtaining_the_Case_Files|case file]].
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
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The Daviess County Historical Society lists a [http://www.daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=381&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 variety] of county and family histories and other resources.  
The Daviess County Historical Society lists a [http://www.daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=381&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 variety] of county and family histories and other resources.
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*This map shows [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sareid/map2003.htm Daviess County townships] and known cemeteries within each.<br>
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*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Daviess_County Daviess County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Daviess County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Names of soldiers are engraved in the pavement bricks of the war memorial near the courthouse.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*The Genealogy Department of the Daviess County Library, given a specific date, will do lookups in the newspapers listed on their [http://grm.net/~daviess/Genealogy.htm website]&nbsp;for a small fee.<br>
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*The [http://chillicothe.newspaperarchive.com Archives of The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune] (1889-2009) provides free access to their newspapers online. Their newspapers covered local news that included residents from Daviess County communities.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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As of Mar 2013 neither the Missouri State Archives, nor the FHL appear to have early tax lists in their microfilm collections for Daviess County. So if they exist, they are probably held by the county clerks office at the courthouse.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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'''Marriages'''  
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Daviess county [http://www.34hotrod.com/genealogy/daviess-co/marriages.htm marriages 1837 - 1899]  
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*Daviess county [http://www.34hotrod.com/genealogy/daviess-co/marriages.htm Marriages 1837 - 1899]
  
'''Deaths'''  
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The Missouri Secretary of State has [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/default.asp death] records from 1910-1957; a few earlier.&nbsp; Some certificates were never completed or filed, others have creative spelling.&nbsp; The information is only as good as the informant could recall at the time.
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*The Missouri Secretary of State has [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/default.asp Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910, a few earlier. Some certificates were never completed or filed, others have creative spellings. The information is only as good as the informant could recall at the time.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
There is a Daviess county [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modavies/gensoc.htm Genealogical Society]and a Daviess County [http://www.daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/index.php Historical Society].&nbsp; The [http://grm.net/~daviess/default.htm Daviess County Library] in Gallatin also has genealogical records.&nbsp; Other Missouri libraries with Daviess county records include the [http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/genlh/mgc.htm Midwest Genealogy Center] in Independence, the [http://shs.umsystem.edu/about/visit.shtml Missouri State Historical Library] in Columbia and the [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/ State Archives] in Jefferson City.
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There is a Daviess county [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modavies/gensoc.htm Genealogical Society]and a Daviess County [http://www.daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/index.php Historical Society].&nbsp; The [http://grm.net/~daviess/default.htm Daviess County Library] in Gallatin also has genealogical records.&nbsp; Other Missouri libraries with Daviess county records include the [http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/genlh/mgc.htm Midwest Genealogy Center] in Independence, the [http://shs.umsystem.edu/about/visit.shtml Missouri State Historical Library] in Columbia and the [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/ State Archives] in Jefferson City.  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modavies/daviess.htm USGenWeb project]. Has maps, county and family history links, and other information.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modavies/daviess.htm Rootsweb Daviess County Missouri]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~modavies/daviess.htm Rootsweb Daviess County Missouri]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202981&subject_disp=Missouri%2C+Daviess&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Daviess|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Daviess County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Daviess County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 29, 1836
County Seat Gallatin
Courthouse
Address Daviess County Courthouse
102 N Main Street
Gallatin, MO 64640
Phone: 660.663.2641
Daviess County Website


County Courthouse



County Library has birth and death record on microfilm 188301893
and local census 1876; Recorder of Deeds has land records;
Probate Court has probate records[1]

History

The History of Daviess County, Missouri (1882) is available online free from Google Books.

Parent County

1836--Daviess County was created 29 December 1836 from Ray County. County seat: Gallatin [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Daviess County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

  • Arthur Paul Moser has short descriptions of towns in Daviess county, many of them no longer exist.

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Steve Reid's page has about 70 transcriptions of Daviess county cemeteries.  Many of these transcriptions are current only to the 1970s.  The page also includes a historical description of all known Daviess county cemeteries and directions to their location.

Lanita Sconce Smith's page and the Daviess County Historical Society sort Daviess county burials by name.

Find A Grave has many Daviess county cemetery transcriptions.

Here is another page of Daviess county cemeteries for Clear Creek, Creekmore, Enyart, Everly, Foley, Frazier, Guthrie, Hays, Hemry/Payne, Hill, Lick Fork, Lock Springs, McCrary, Muddy, Old Union, Pell, Pilot Grove 1, Reid (partial), Trosper, Trotten, and Weldon.

Here are transcriptions of the Winston and Muddy cemeteries.  Other transcriptions of Muddy cemetery are here and here.

The Missouri Tombstone Transcription project has links to McCrary, Lick Fork, Creekmore, and Old Scotland cemeteries.

Brenda Abplanalp and Virgil Givens abstracted the Wooderson cemetery.

Census

The 1876 State Census for Daviess county is available at Ancestry.com or on microfilm ($15) from the Missouri State Archives.

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

Church

Trails.com has a partial list of historic and current churches in Daviess county.  A slightly different list is given by the USGS database.

Primitive Baptist Library in Carthage, IL maintains a Daviess county, Missouri page on their website.

Court

Land

There are two types of patents. Those issued by the state and those by the Federal Government.

The Missouri Secretary of State sponsors a site with land patents for Daviess county 1831-1969. 

For patents issued by the Federal Government for land in Daviess county click here. Enter Missouri and your ancestors surname. If you find a record for your ancestor you will be able to download a PDF of the patent. You should also consider ordering the associated case file.

Local Histories

The Daviess County Historical Society lists a variety of county and family histories and other resources.

Maps

Military

Names of soldiers are engraved in the pavement bricks of the war memorial near the courthouse.

Newspapers

  • The Genealogy Department of the Daviess County Library, given a specific date, will do lookups in the newspapers listed on their website for a small fee.

Probate

Taxation

As of Mar 2013 neither the Missouri State Archives, nor the FHL appear to have early tax lists in their microfilm collections for Daviess County. So if they exist, they are probably held by the county clerks office at the courthouse.

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths
  • The Missouri Secretary of State has Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910, a few earlier. Some certificates were never completed or filed, others have creative spellings. The information is only as good as the informant could recall at the time.

Societies and Libraries

There is a Daviess county Genealogical Societyand a Daviess County Historical Society.  The Daviess County Library in Gallatin also has genealogical records.  Other Missouri libraries with Daviess county records include the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, the Missouri State Historical Library in Columbia and the State Archives in Jefferson City.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Daviess County, Missouri. Page 399 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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