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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Iowa]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lee County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lee County
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| county_map = Iowa Lee Map.png
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| state = Iowa
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = December 7
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| seat = Fort Madison
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Lee County was created from Des Moines County. County records for the northern portion of the county are housed in Fort Madison, southern records are housed in Keokuk. '''County seat:''' Fort Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1836--'''Lee County was created&nbsp;7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Des Moines County, Iowa|Des Moines]] County. County records for the northern portion of the county are housed in Fort Madison, southern records are housed in Keokuk. '''County seat:''' Fort Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Iowa [http://www.n2genealogy.com/iowa/ia-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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'''1911''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
====Populated Places====
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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== Places/Localities ==
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*The county poor farm was north of Keokuk. An old map showed a cemetery at this site. The cemetery was abandoned at sometime, and lost to the elements. An 1880 Census Jackson Township, has been transcribed<ref> This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mary Marsh April, 17 2002 </ref>for the [http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/ia/lee/history/lee1880pf.txt Lee County Poor Farm]
  
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*The county poor farm was north of Keokuk.  An old map showed a cemetery at this site.  The cemetery was abandoned at sometime,  and lost to the elements. An 1880 Census Jackson Township, has been transcribed<ref> This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mary Marsh April, 17 2002 </ref>for the  [http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/ia/lee/history/lee1880pf.txt Lee County Poor Farm]
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Records
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{{IA Church Intro}}
  
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LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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*Ambrosia
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*Zarahemla
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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{{IA Land Intro}}
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==== Local Histories&nbsp; ====
  
==== Local Histories&nbsp;  ====
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{{IA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River Mississippi River]
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, [[Illinois]] to Salt Lake City, [[Utah]]<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Newspapers ==== {{IA Newspaper abstracts|Lee}} *NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&amp;st=39&amp;ci=3889 Burlington newspapers] dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Lee County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
  
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==== Probate ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IA Probate Intro|Lee}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=202377&subject_disp=Iowa%2C+Lee&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Iowa%2C+Lee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Lee/ Lee County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Lee_County,_Iowa]]

Revision as of 15:43, 20 June 2013

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Lee County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Fort Madison
Courthouse


County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1836--Lee County was created 7 December 1836 from Des Moines County. County records for the northern portion of the county are housed in Fort Madison, southern records are housed in Keokuk. County seat: Fort Madison [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Iowa boundary changes.

Record Loss

1911 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Des Moines | Henry | Van Buren | Clark County, Missouri | Hancock County, Illinois | Henderson County, Illinois

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • The county poor farm was north of Keokuk. An old map showed a cemetery at this site. The cemetery was abandoned at sometime, and lost to the elements. An 1880 Census Jackson Township, has been transcribed[2]for the Lee County Poor Farm

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ambrosia
  • Zarahemla

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


Local Histories 

Local histories are available for Lee County, Iowa 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 Iowa Local Histories.


Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Lee County, Iowa Genealogy for European settlers included:

Military

==== Newspapers ==== Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lee County, Iowa Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Burlington newspapers dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Lee County residents. This database is free at some libraries.

Probate

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Lee - Probate records.


Taxation

Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Mary Marsh April, 17 2002
  3. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).