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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1833'''--Oktibbeha County was created 23 December 1833&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Starkville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1833'''--Oktibbeha County was created 23 December 1833&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Starkville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Choctaw County, Mississippi|Choctaw]]  
 
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*Men from Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha County.&nbsp;<br>
 
*Men from Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha County.&nbsp;<br>
  
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===== Death  =====
 
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Websites ==
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Oktibbeha|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Oktibbeha|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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== References ==
 
 
[http://www.oktibbehacountyms.org/ Oktibbeha County Courthouse]<br>101 E Main Street<br>Starkville, MS 39759<br>Phone: 662.323.5834<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and <br>court records from 1880 and land records from 1834. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oktibbeha County, Mississippi page 381, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1833'''--Oktibbeha County was created 23 December 1833&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Starkville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
'''1880--'''Some records were lost.
 
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
*[[Choctaw County, Mississippi|Choctaw]]
 
*[[Clay County, Mississippi|Clay]]
 
*[[Lowndes County, Mississippi|Lowndes]]
 
*[[Noxubee County, Mississippi|Noxubee]]
 
*[[Webster County, Mississippi|Webster]]
 
*[[Winston County, Mississippi|Winston]]
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
 
{{Census|Mississippi}}
 
  
:*'''1837''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1837 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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<references /> {{Mississippi|Mississippi}} {{Mississippi-stub}}  
 
 
:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
 
:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
 
:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
 
==== Church Records ====
 
 
 
{{MS Church Intro}}
 
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
 
==== Land and Property Records====
 
 
 
{{MS Land}}
 
 
 
==== Local Histories ====
 
 
 
{{MS History}}
 
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
 
*Civil War service men from Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha County.&nbsp;<br>
 
 
 
:- [[2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry|2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]] [became the 48th Regiment, Missippi Infantry]
 
::Company - Oktibbeha Reserve [or "Oktibbeha Rescue" -- records not clear], aka Capt. Joel P. Rogers’ Company [also known as Co. K]
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]] (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
 
::Company I - Robinson’s Company
 
:- [[48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]] [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
 
::Oktibbeha Reserve [or "Oktibbeha Rescue" -- records not clear], aka Capt. Joel P. Rogers’ Company [also known as Co. K]
 
:- [[Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry|Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry]]
 
::Company F - Montgomery’s Company
 
::Company I - Bookter’s Company
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
 
::Company E - Gholson Guards
 
 
 
==== Newspapers ====
 
 
 
{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Oktibbeha}}
 
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
{{MS Tax Intro}}
 
 
 
:*'''1835-1888''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
 
{{MS Vital Intro}}
 
 
 
*'''1861-1918''' - Oktibbeha County Marriage Books 1-24 Index 1861-1918 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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>
 
 
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Oktibbeha|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
<references />
 
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[[Category:Mississippi_counties]]
 
[[Category:Mississippi_counties]]

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Guide to Oktibbeha County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Oktibbeha County Courthouse
101 E Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.323.5834

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1880 and land records from 1834. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]

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




1834
1880

History

Parent County

1833--Oktibbeha County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Starkville [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1880--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha County. 
- 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [became the 48th Regiment, Missippi Infantry]
Company - Oktibbeha Reserve [or "Oktibbeha Rescue" -- records not clear], aka Capt. Joel P. Rogers’ Company [also known as Co. K]
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company I - Robinson’s Company
- 48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
Oktibbeha Reserve [or "Oktibbeha Rescue" -- records not clear], aka Capt. Joel P. Rogers’ Company [also known as Co. K]
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company F - Montgomery’s Company
Company I - Bookter’s Company
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Gholson Guards

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate 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

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oktibbeha 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.
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