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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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Online Records

Newton County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded December 30, 1838
County Seat Neosho
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]


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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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.



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 Newton 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.




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


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


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.


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.

  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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


Family History Centers

United States

Web Sites


  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.