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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Knox_County,_Missouri|Knox County]]''
  
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Guide to '''Knox 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 = Knox County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1845
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| founded date = February 14
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| seat = Edina
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| building address = Knox County Courthouse<br>107 N 4th Street<br>Edina, MO 63537<br>Phone: 660.397.2184<br>[http://www.knoxcountymo.org '''Knox County Website'''] }}
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
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<br><br>County Recorder has marriage, divorce, land records <br>Associate Circuit&nbsp;Judge has probate and&nbsp;court&nbsp;recorder;<br>Hisorical Society in Courthouse has birth and death<br>records 1883-1890<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Missouri. Page 401 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Henry Knox.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Henry Knox.JPG]]
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The county is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox General Henry Knox] (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.<ref>"Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.</ref>
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1845--'''Knox County was created 14 February 1845&nbsp;from [[Scotland County, Missouri|Scotland]] County. '''County seat:''' Edina <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Knox County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
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==== Record Loss ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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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 114 Missouri Counties.
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Adair County, Missouri|Adair]]
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*[[Clark County, Missouri|Clark]]
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*[[Lewis County, Missouri|Lewis]]
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*[[Macon County, Missouri|Macon]]
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*[[Scotland County, Missouri|Scotland]]
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*[[Shelby County, Missouri|Shelby]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land ====
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{{MO Land}}
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{MO History}}
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Knox_County Knox County townships] (Histopolis)
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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 Knox County.
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==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Knox}}
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==== Probate ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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==== Taxation ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
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===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1847, 1861-1869''' - Knox County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1847, 1861-1869. Batch {{IGI|C515301}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</ref>
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===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1845-1881''' - Knox County Marriage Book 1 Index 1845-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515301}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1881-1885''' - Knox County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515302}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== 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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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Knox|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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Revision as of 15:15, 17 June 2013

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Guide to Knox County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Knox County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 14, 1845
County Seat Edina
Courthouse
Address Knox County Courthouse
107 N 4th Street
Edina, MO 63537
Phone: 660.397.2184
Knox County Website


County Courthouse



County Recorder has marriage, divorce, land records
Associate Circuit Judge has probate and court recorder;
Hisorical Society in Courthouse has birth and death
records 1883-1890[1]

History

Henry Knox.JPG

The county is named for General Henry Knox (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.[2]

Parent County

1845--Knox County was created 14 February 1845 from Scotland County. County seat: Edina [3]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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 Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

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 Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Knox County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Knox County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
  • 1847, 1861-1869 - Knox County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1847, 1861-1869. Batch C515301 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriages
  • 1845-1881 - Knox County Marriage Book 1 Index 1845-1881. Batch M515301 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881-1885 - Knox County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch M515302 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Deaths

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), Knox County, Missouri. Page 401 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.
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