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Guide to '''Newton County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MS_ORP.png|Mississippi Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Newton County
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| state = Mississippi
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| founded year =  1836
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| founded date = 25 February
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| seat = [[Decatur, Mississippi|Decatur]]
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| building address = Newton County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 68<br> Decatur, MS 39327<br> Phone: 601.635.2367<br>[http://newton.msgen.info/ '''Newton County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
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=== Newton County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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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="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://newton.msgen.info/ Newton County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 68<br> Decatur, MS 39327<br> Phone: 601.635.2367<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court and land records from 1876. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Mississippi page 381, {{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  ====
  
'''1836'''--Newton County was created from Neshoba County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Decatur.
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'''1836'''--Newton County was created 25 February 1836&nbsp;from [[Neshoba County, Mississippi Genealogy|Neshoba]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Decatur <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Some records were lost in 1877 and 1910.
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'''1877, 1910--'''Some records were lost.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*[[Clarke County, Mississippi Genealogy|Clarke]]
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*[[Jasper County, Mississippi Genealogy|Jasper]]
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*[[Kemper County, Mississippi Genealogy|Kemper]]
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*[[Lauderdale County, Mississippi Genealogy|Lauderdale]]
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*[[Leake County, Mississippi Genealogy|Leake]]
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*[[Neshoba County, Mississippi Genealogy|Neshoba]]
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*[[Scott County, Mississippi Genealogy|Scott]]
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*[[Smith County, Mississippi Genealogy|Smith]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=27&GScnty=1562&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|336868|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=27&CScnty=1562 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.msgw.org/newton/cemeteries.html MSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Newton+Mississippi&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Mississippi&county=Newton&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-newton.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/ms/newton.htm MSInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19951&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/718029?availability=Family%20History%20Library Newton County Mississippi: a cemetery census] Contains 1782-1995 and Includes indexes.
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==== Census  ====
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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.com] — index $
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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.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.com] — index $
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
  
==== Church  ====
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:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Church Records ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{MS Land}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/827520?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land and property records, 1831-1953; index, ca. 1888-1901]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MS History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1785-1918)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900-1979''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/827484?availability=Family%20History%20Library Military Records, Newton County, 1900-1979]
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===== Civil War  =====
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*'''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|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''' - [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=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1889-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1979942|Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942}} 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] — images
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*Men from Newton 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 Newton County.<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves]]
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::Company D - Hunter’s Company
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
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::Company B - Newton Rangers
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company D - Chunkey Heroes
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:- [[8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company B - Pinckney Guards [also listed as Co. I]
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:- [[Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry|Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry]]
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::Company E - Rayburn’s Company
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Newton}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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'''Online Records'''
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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.com] — index and images '''$'''<br>
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*'''1781 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images <br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
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:*'''1838-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{MS Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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*1800 - 1911 {{RecordSearch|1680835|Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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.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.com] — index $
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*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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*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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*'''1872-1916''' - Newton County Marriage Books 1-3 and A-F Index 1872-1916 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] 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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*['''1917-1952''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/827530?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1917-1952]
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===== Death  =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Newton County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>15309 Highway 15<br> Decatur, MS 38327<br>[http://www.nchgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
== Web Sites  ==
 
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192841&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Newton&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/newton-county/ Newton County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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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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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Newton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
[[Category:Newton,Mississippi]]
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[[Category:Newton_County,_Mississippi]]

Latest revision as of 18:19, 3 October 2017

United States
Mississippi
Newton County

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


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Newton County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Newton County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 25 February, 1836
County Seat Decatur
Courthouse
MississippiNewtonCourthouse.jpg
Address Newton County Courthouse]
PO Box 68
Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: 601.635.2367
Newton County Courthouse



County Information

Newton County, Mississippi Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Newton County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1872

1840
1876
1876


County Courthouse

Newton County Courthouse
PO Box 68
Decatur, MS 39327
Phone: 601.635.2367

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court and land records from 1876. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]

History

Parent County

1836--Newton County was created 25 February 1836 from Neshoba County.
County seat: Decatur [2]

Boundary Changes

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.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1877, 1910--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
MSInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Newton County, Mississippi Genealogy 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

Genealogy

Land and Property

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 Newton County, Mississippi 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 Mississippi Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War


  • Men from Newton 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 Newton County.
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company D - Hunter’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company B - Newton Rangers
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Chunkey Heroes
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company B - Pinckney Guards [also listed as Co. I]
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company E - Rayburn’s Company

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Online Records

Taxation

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
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Newton County Historical and Genealogical Society
15309 Highway 15
Decatur, MS 38327
Website


See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Mississippi page 381, 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. 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.