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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.desotoms.com/ De Soto County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;2535 Hwy 51 S; Courthouse Square<br>Hernando, MS 38632<br>Phone: 662.429.1317<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Desoto County, Mississippi page 379, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1836'''--DeSoto County was created 9 February 1836&nbsp;from Indian Lands. '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Hernando <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836'''--DeSoto County was created 9 February 1836&nbsp;from Indian Lands.<br>'''County seat:''' Hernando <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries ====
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=57522 Bethel Cemetery, Olive Branch] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=57558 Center Hill Cemetery, Olive Branch] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 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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:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=57522 Bethel Cemetery, Olive Branch] BillionGraves
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:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
 
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
  
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'''''<b>General</b>'''''  
  
 
*Matthews, Paul A. ''Early Families of the Memphis Area: Profiles of 135 Families of Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto and Marshall Counties in Mississippi: With Historical Time Lines and Photogrpahs of Those Counties''. Memphis, Tennessee: Descendants of Early Settlers of Shelby and Adjoining Counties, 2008. {{FHL|1511414|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976 D2m}}.
 
*Matthews, Paul A. ''Early Families of the Memphis Area: Profiles of 135 Families of Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto and Marshall Counties in Mississippi: With Historical Time Lines and Photogrpahs of Those Counties''. Memphis, Tennessee: Descendants of Early Settlers of Shelby and Adjoining Counties, 2008. {{FHL|1511414|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976 D2m}}.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](Old)  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry ]](Old)  
::Company A - Horn Lake Volunteers [formerly Co. E, 9th MS Infantry]
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::Company A - Horn Lake Volunteers [formerly Co. E, 9th MS Infantry]  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)|1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)]]  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)|1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)]]  
::Company D - DeSoto Greys
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::Company D - DeSoto Greys  
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
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::Company K - Ward’s Company  
 
:- [[19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)|19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)]]  
 
:- [[19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)|19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)]]  
::Company H - Morris’ Company
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::Company H - Morris’ Company  
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]] (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)  
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]] (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)  
::Company H - Morris’ Company
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::Company H - Morris’ Company  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (Old)  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (Old)  
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::Company E - Horn Lake Volunteers  
::Company G - DeSoto Guards
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::Company G - DeSoto Guards  
::Company K - Irrepressibles
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::Company K - Irrepressibles  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (New)  
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] (New)  
 
::Company A - Capt. Wallace’s Company
 
::Company A - Capt. Wallace’s Company
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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:*'''1837-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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:*'''1840-1890s''' - [http://msgw.org/desoto/vitalrecs/vrindex.html DeSoto County, Mississippi Marriages]. Courtesy: [http://www.msgw.org/ MSGenWeb] - free.
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+DeSoto|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+DeSoto|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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Revision as of 04:06, 3 January 2013

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Online Records


County Courthouse

De Soto County Courthouse
 2535 Hwy 51 S; Courthouse Square
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662.429.1317

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1836--DeSoto County was created 9 February 1836 from Indian Lands.
County seat: Hernando [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1940--Some county records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

  • Matthews, Paul A. Early Families of the Memphis Area: Profiles of 135 Families of Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto and Marshall Counties in Mississippi: With Historical Time Lines and Photogrpahs of Those Counties. Memphis, Tennessee: Descendants of Early Settlers of Shelby and Adjoining Counties, 2008. FHL US/CAN Book 976 D2m.

Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from DeSoto 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 DeSoto County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company A - Horn Lake Volunteers [formerly Co. E, 9th MS Infantry]
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)
Company D - DeSoto Greys
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company K - Ward’s Company
- 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company H - Morris’ Company
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company H - Morris’ Company
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company E - Horn Lake Volunteers
Company G - DeSoto Guards
Company K - Irrepressibles
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company A - Capt. Wallace’s Company

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), Desoto County, Mississippi page 379, 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).