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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lafayette_County,_Missouri|Lafayette County]]''  
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Guide to '''Lafayette 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 = Lafayette County
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1820
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| founded date = November 16
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| seat = Lexington
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| building address = Lafayette County Courthouse<br><br>1001 Main Street<br> PO Box 357 <br>Lexington, MO 64067<br>Phone: 660.259.4315<br>[http://www.lafayettecountymo.com/ '''Lafayette County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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&nbsp;<br><br>County Recorder has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from 1821<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lafayette County, Missouri. Page 402 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1820--'''Lafayette County was created 16 November 1820 from [[Cooper County, Missouri|Cooper]] County. '''County seat:''' Lexington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1820--'''Lafayette County was created 16 November 1820 from [[Cooper County, Missouri|Cooper]] County. '''County seat:''' Lexington. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> The county was originally named [[Lillard County, Missouri|Lillard]] County. Its name was changed in 1825 to Lafayette County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Lafayette County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
*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>
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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.
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Archives and Libraries  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] has burial records for the [http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/cemeteries/higginsville.asp Missouri Veterans Cemetery at {{nowrap|Higginsville, Mo}}] and other veterans cemeteries around the country.<br>The [http://mostateparks.com/park/confederate-memorial-state-historic-site Confederate Home Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo] is not available at this site, but records submitted by the general public are available on [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=304493 Find A Grave.com].
 
*The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] has burial records for the [http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/cemeteries/higginsville.asp Missouri Veterans Cemetery at {{nowrap|Higginsville, Mo}}] and other veterans cemeteries around the country.<br>The [http://mostateparks.com/park/confederate-memorial-state-historic-site Confederate Home Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo] is not available at this site, but records submitted by the general public are available on [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=304493 Find A Grave.com].
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158834 Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Dover]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=63410 St. John's Cemetery, Concordia]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148808 St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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A [http://books.google.com/books?id=DX0UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA111 ''Portrait and biographical record of Lafayette and Saline counties, Missouri ...''] (1893) is available online free from Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Lafayette and Saline county residents.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Lafayette_County Lafayette County townships] (Histopolis)<br>  
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Lafayette_County Lafayette County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
  
*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 Lafayette County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<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 Lafayette County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Records of the {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} for the Missouri Confederate Home in Higginsville are available online. (Familysearch)
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===== Civil War  =====
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*Records of the {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} for the Missouri Confederate Home in Higginsville are available online from FamilySearch.
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===== Civil War Battles  =====
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The following Civil War Battles was fought in Lafayette County
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*September 13-20, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo006.htm Lexington I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref> also known as&nbsp;Battle of the Hemp Bales
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*October 19, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo023.htm Lexington II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo023.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=26324 Sedalia newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Lafayette County residents.<br>  
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=26324 Sedalia newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Lafayette County residents.<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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.<br>
 
*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.<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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== Societies and Museums ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 21:39, 15 March 2013

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

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Lafayette County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 16, 1820
County Seat Lexington
Courthouse
Address Lafayette County Courthouse

1001 Main Street
PO Box 357
Lexington, MO 64067
Phone: 660.259.4315
Lafayette County Website


County Courthouse

 

County Recorder has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1821[1]

History

Parent County

1820--Lafayette County was created 16 November 1820 from Cooper County. County seat: Lexington. [2] The county was originally named Lillard County. Its name was changed in 1825 to Lafayette County.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lafayette County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

A Portrait and biographical record of Lafayette and Saline counties, Missouri ... (1893) is available online free from Google Books. The first part of the book contains biographies of the U.S. presidents. The second part, starting on p.111, contains biographies Lafayette and Saline county residents.

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles was fought in Lafayette County

  • September 13-20, 1861 = Lexington I[3] also known as Battle of the Hemp Bales

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Sedalia newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that sometimes included Lafayette County residents.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Museums

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), Lafayette County, Missouri. Page 402 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).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
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