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

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Newton County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 30, 1838
County Seat Neosho
Courthouse
Address Newton County Courthouse
101 S Wood Street
Neosho, MO 64850
Phone: 417.451.8220
Newton County Website


County Courthouse

 

 County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and land records[1]

History

Parent County

1838--Newton County was created 30 December 1838 from Barry County. County seat: Neosho [2]

Boundary Changes

  • See an interactive map of Newton County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles was fought in Newton County

September 30, 1862 = Newtonia II[3]

October 28, 1864 = Newtonia I[4]

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Newspapers

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

Births
  • 1865-1866 - Newton County Birth Index 1865-1866. Batch C515511 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1883-1890 - Newton County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batch C515405 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriages
  • 1861-1879 - Newton County Marriage Index 1861-1879. Batch M515511 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1879-1884 - Newton County Marriage Index 1879-1884. Batch M515512 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1884-1885 - Newton County Marriage Index 1884-1885. Batch M515513 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Deaths
  • Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
  • 1883-1890 - Newton County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batches B515875 and B515404 at FamilySearch - free.[5]

Societies and Libraries

Newton County Historical Society and Museum
121 North Washington & McCord
Neosho, Missouri  64850
417-451-4940

http://www.newtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Missouri. Page 403 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)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 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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