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:- [[5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
:- [[5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
::Company K - Ward’s Company
::Company K - Ward’s Company
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Revision as of 23:35, 11 December 2010

Template:Mississippi-stub United States  > Mississippi > DeSoto County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1836--DeSoto County was created 9 February 1836 from Indian Lands. County seat:  Hernando [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1940--Some county records were lost.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





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]


  • 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.



Local Histories



  • 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




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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).