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Guide to '''Jefferson County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
  
<br> {{Click|Image:MS_ORP.png|Mississippi Online Genealogy Records}}
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Guide to '''Jefferson County, Mississippi ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Jefferson County  
 
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| state = Mississippi
 
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| founded year =  1799
 
| founded date = 2 April
 
| seat = [[Fayette, Mississippi|Fayette]]
 
| building image = MississippiJeffersonCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Jefferson County, Courthouse<br>307 Main St; PO Box 145; <br>Fayette, MS 39069<br>Phone: 601.786.3021 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Jefferson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm '''Jefferson  County Courthouse''']
 
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|organized= 2 April 1799
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|county seat= Fayette
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|parent county= Natchez District<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy|Adams]]
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|county2= [[Claiborne County, Mississippi Genealogy|Claiborne]]
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|county3= [[Copiah County, Mississippi Genealogy|Copiah]]
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|county4= [[Franklin County, Mississippi Genealogy|Franklin]]
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|county5= [[Lincoln County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county6= [[Tensas Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tensas (LA)]]</br><center>[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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[[Image:Jefferson-thomas.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>Thomas Jefferson</center>]]
 
== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
==== Description ===
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=== Description ===
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This county was named for the Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson, Mississippi," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Mississippi."</ref>
  
The County was named for the Thomas Jefferson. The County has Fayette as its seat and the County was created 1799. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson, Mississippi," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Mississippi."</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MS Courthouse Intro|Jefferson}}
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'''Jefferson County, Courthouse'''<br>307 Main Street<br>PO Box 145<br>Fayette, MS 39069<br>Phone: 601-786-3021 <br>[http://www.jeffersoncountyms.com/ Jefferson County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1798, court records from 1860, probate and land records from 1798.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Jefferson County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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=== Jefferson County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
 
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{{MS Record Dates Intro|Jefferson}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1805
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1798
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1805
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1800
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| colspan="7"| <center> </center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
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=== Record Loss ===
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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{|  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1805<br>
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'''1900, 1904'''  Some records were lost.<br><br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1800<br>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1798<br>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1805<br>
 
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MS Boundary Changes Intro|Jefferson}}
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*'''1799'''  Jefferson County was created 2 April 1799 from the Natchez District. Jefferson County was named [[Pickering County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pickering]] until 1802.
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*'''County seat:''' Fayette<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps"] (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MS Populated Places Intro|Jefferson}}
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Jefferson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Jefferson County, Courthouse]<br>307 Main St; PO Box 145; <br>Fayette, MS 39069<br>Phone: 601.786.3021 <br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1798, court records from 1860, probate and land records from 1798. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Mississippi page 380, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MS Historical Timeline Intro|Jefferson}}
  
== History  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{MS Resources Intro|Jefferson}}
  
Jefferson County was named [[Pickering County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pickering]] until 1802. [[Image:Jefferson-thomas.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MS Bible Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MS Biographies Intro|Jefferson}}
  
'''1799'''--Jefferson County was created 2 April 1799&nbsp;from the Natchez District.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Fayette <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MS Business Records Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MS Cemeteries Intro|Jefferson}}
  
For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps"] (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
'''1900, 1904--'''Some records were lost.
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
*[[Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy|Adams]]
 
*[[Claiborne County, Mississippi Genealogy|Claiborne]]
 
*[[Copiah County, Mississippi Genealogy|Copiah]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Mississippi Genealogy|Franklin]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tensas Parish, Louisiana]]
 
 
 
== Genealogy Resources  ==
 
 
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
 
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
 
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|783526|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Mississippi/Jefferson-County?id=county_1543 Findagrave.com]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://jeffersoncountyms.org/cemetery.htm MSGenWeb]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Jefferson County, Mississippi''' online and in print</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jefferson+Mississippi+&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ms/jefferson.htm MSGenWeb Archives]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://jeffersoncountyms.org/cemetery.htm MSGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/ms/jefferson.htm MSGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-jefferson.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19898&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-jefferson.htm Tombstone Project]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|783526|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jefferson+Mississippi+&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19898&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Mississippi/Jefferson-County?id=county_1543 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Mississippi Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Mississippi Cemeteries| Mississippi Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MS Census Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Census  ====
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*'''1660-1820''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2234 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*1805 - 1890 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556 Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1792-1866''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1125 Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*1660 - 1820 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2234 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1805'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1805 Territory Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
*1792 - 1866 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1125 Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1805-1890''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556 Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
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*'''1808'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1808 Territory Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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*'''1810'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1810 Territory Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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*'''1816'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1816 Territory Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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*'''1822-1823'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1822-1823 State Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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*'''1824'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1824 State Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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*'''1841'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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*'''1845'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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*'''1853'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
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*'''1866'''  {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
  
:*'''1805''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1805 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MS Church Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1808''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1808 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MS Court Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1810''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1810 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Directories ===
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{{MS Directories Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1816''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1816 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MS Emigration Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1822-1823''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1822-1823 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MS Ethnic Groups Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1824''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1824 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MS Funeral Homes Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MS Genealogies Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MS Guardianship Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MS Land Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MS Histories Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Church Records  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MS Maps Intro|Jefferson}}
  
{{MS Church Intro}}
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
{{MS Land}}
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
{{MS History}}
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
{{MS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MS Jefferson County}}}}
 
{{MS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MS Jefferson County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
  
==== Military ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{MS Migration Intro|Jefferson}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MS Military Intro|Jefferson}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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'''''Civil War '''''<br>
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932375|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932375|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932409|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932409|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]
*'''1889-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1979942|Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1889-1942''' {{RecordSearch|1979942|Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*'''1900-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1936413|Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1900-1974''' {{RecordSearch|1936413|Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
*Men from Jefferson 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 Jefferson County.&nbsp;<br>
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{{MS Civil War Regiments|Jefferson}}<br>
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery]]  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery]]
::Company K - Abbay’s Battery  
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::Company K - Abbay’s Battery
:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
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:- [[4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
::Company H - Whitney’s Company  
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::Company H - Whitney’s Company
:- [[12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
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:- [[12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
::Company A - Charlie Clark Rifles&nbsp;[also listed as Co. H]
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::Company A - Charlie Clark Rifles (also listed as Co. H)
  
=====World War I=====
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2968243|Mississippi, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1917-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2968243|Mississippi, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Naturalization ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MS Naturalization Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MS Newspapers Intro|Jefferson}}
  
{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson}}  
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MS Obituaries Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MS Other Records Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MS Periodicals Intro|Jefferson}}
  
{{MS Probate Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MS Probate Intro|Jefferson}}
  
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
*'''1780 – 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8995 Mississippi Wills and Probate Records 1780-1982] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''<br>
 
*'''1781 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images <br>
 
  
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*'''1780-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8995 Mississippi Wills and Probate Records 1780-1982] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
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*'''1781-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MS Schools Intro|Jefferson}}
  
{{MS Tax Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MS Tax Intro|Jefferson}}
  
:*'''1802-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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*'''1802-1896''' {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial and County Tax Rolls}} at [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch]
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MS Vital Intro|Jefferson}}
  
{{MS Vital Intro}}  
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==== Birth ====
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{{MS Birth Intro|Jefferson}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MS Marriage Intro|Jefferson}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1776-1935'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7842 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*1800 - 1911 {{RecordSearch|1680835|Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1800-1825'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2093 Mississippi Marriages to 1825] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*1776 - 1935 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7842 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1800-1911'''  {{RecordSearch|1680835|Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
*1826 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4585 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1805-1857'''  Jefferson County Marriage Books A and B Index 1805-1857. Batch {{IGI|M516961}} at FamilySearch
*1826 - 50 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3739 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1826-1850'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3739 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*to 1825 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2093 Mississippi Marriages to 1825] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $  
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*'''1826-1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4585 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
*'''1805-1857''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books A and B Index 1805-1857. Batch {{IGI|M516961}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1858-1869''' Jefferson County Marriage Books C and D Index 1858-1869. Batch {{IGI|M516962}} at FamilySearch
*'''1858-1869''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books C and D Index 1858-1869. Batch {{IGI|M516962}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1869-1875''' Jefferson County Marriage Book E Index 1869-1875. Batch {{IGI|M516965}} at FamilySearch
*'''1869-1875''' - Jefferson County Marriage Book E Index 1869-1875. Batch {{IGI|M516965}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1877-1905''' Jefferson County Marriage Books F thru L Index 1877-1905. Batches {{IGI|M516963}}, {{IGI|M516966}}, {{IGI|M516964}}, {{IGI|M748530}} at FamilySearch
*'''1877-1905''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books F thru L Index 1877-1905. Batches {{IGI|M516963}}, {{IGI|M516966}}, {{IGI|M516964}}, {{IGI|M748530}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1894-1900''' Jefferson County Marriage Books M thru O Index 1894-1900. Batches {{IGI|M516967}} at FamilySearch
*'''1894-1900''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books M thru O Index 1894-1900. Batches {{IGI|M516967}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1900-1906''' Jefferson County Marriage Books P thru R Index 1900-1906. Batch {{IGI|M748531}} at FamilySearch
*'''1900-1906''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books P thru R Index 1900-1906. Batch {{IGI|M748531}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1904-1923''' Jefferson County Marriage Books M and V Index 1904-1923. Batch {{IGI|M748563}} at FamilySearch
*'''1904-1923''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books M and V Index 1904-1923. Batch {{IGI|M748563}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1906-1911''' Jefferson County Marriage Books S and T Index 1906-1911. Batch {{IGI|M748592}} at FamilySearch
*'''1906-1911''' - Jefferson County Marriage Books S and T Index 1906-1911. Batch {{IGI|M748592}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
  
===== Death =====
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==== Death ====
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{{MS Death Intro|Jefferson}}
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MS Divorce Intro|Jefferson}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MS Research Facilities Intro|Jefferson}}
  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/ms-society-archive/ Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Archives ===
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{{MS Archives Intro|Jefferson}}
  
Claiborne - Jefferson County Genealogical Society,<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
P.O. Box 1017, <br>
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
Port Gibson MS, 39150
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MS Libraries Intro|Jefferson}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{MS Museums Intro|Jefferson}}
  
== Websites  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{MS Societies Intro|Jefferson}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/jefferson-county/ Jefferson County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*'''Claiborne - Jefferson County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1017 <br>Port Gibson, MS 39150
*[https://plus.google.com/communities/111918998635232011689 Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/134148333326756/ Mississippi Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://jeffersoncountyms.org/ USGenWeb Jefferson County, Mississippi project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. 
 
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
  
== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MS Websites Intro|Jefferson}}
  
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*[https://plus.google.com/communities/111918998635232011689 Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/134148333326756/ Mississippi Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://jeffersoncountyms.org/ USGenWeb Jefferson County, Mississippi project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|192783|Mississippi|Jefferson}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MS Research Guides Intro|Jefferson}}
  
{{Mississippi|Mississippi}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Jefferson County, Mississippi]][[Category:Mississippi Counties]]

Latest revision as of 16:56, 4 December 2018

United States
Mississippi
Jefferson County

Guide to Jefferson County, Mississippi ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Fayette
Organized: 2 April 1799
Parent County(s): Natchez District[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adams  • Claiborne  • Copiah  • Franklin  • Lincoln  • Tensas (LA)
See County Maps
Courthouse
MississippiJeffersonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Jefferson County.svg.png
Adoption
Thomas Jefferson

County Information

Description

This county was named for the Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson County is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Jefferson County, Courthouse
307 Main Street
PO Box 145
Fayette, MS 39069
Phone: 601-786-3021
Jefferson County Website

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records from 1798, court records from 1860, probate and land records from 1798.[3]

Jefferson County, Mississippi Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1805 1798 1805 1800

Record Loss

1900, 1904 Some records were lost.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1799 Jefferson County was created 2 April 1799 from the Natchez District. Jefferson County was named Pickering until 1802.
  • County seat: Fayette[4]

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Jefferson County, Mississippi:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Jefferson County, Mississippi online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

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

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jefferson County. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Claiborne CountyCopiah CountyLincoln CountyFranklin CountyAdams CountyTensas ParishConcordia ParishMS JEFFERSON.PNG
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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County:

- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company K - Abbay’s Battery
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company H - Whitney’s Company
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Charlie Clark Rifles (also listed as Co. H)

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Jefferson County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

  • Claiborne - Jefferson County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 1017
    Port Gibson, MS 39150

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson, Mississippi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Mississippi."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mississippi.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.