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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Pontotoc_County,_Mississippi|Pontotoc County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.pontotoccountychanceryclerk.com/ Pontotoc County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 209; <br>Pontotoc, MS 38863-0209; <br>Phone: 662.489.3900<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. Clerk Chancery <br>Court has probate, court, and divorce records and land records from 1836. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pontotoc County, Mississippi page 382, {{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'''--Pontotoc County was created 9 February 1836&nbsp;from the Chickasaw Cession.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Pontotoc <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
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'''1836'''--Pontotoc County was created 9 February 1836&nbsp;from the Chickasaw Cession.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Pontotoc <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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:*'''1837''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1837 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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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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*Civil War service men from Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County.&nbsp;<br>
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:- [[1st Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Miller's)|1st Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Miller's)]]
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::Company B - Pontotoc Dragoons
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
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::Company E - Polk Rangers
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::Company I - Pontotoc Dragoons
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::Company K - Pontotoc Dragoons No. 2
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)|1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)]]
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::Company C - Reub Davis Rebels
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry (Harris's)|2nd Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry (Harris's)]]
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::Company A - Weatherall’s Company
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::Company B - Wood’s Company
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::Company C - Rye’s Compay
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
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::Company G - Pontotoc Rangers also Peery’s Company (county of origin not specified)
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry]]
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::Company D - Wilson’s Company
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::Company E - Mississippi Rangers
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company G – Pontotoc Minute Men
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::Company H – Coonewah Rifles
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::Company I – Cherry Creek Rifles
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Ashcraft's)|3rd Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Ashcraft's)]]
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::Company B - Fears’ Company
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::Company C - Patton’s Company
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company G -- Mississippi Volunteers
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:- [[7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
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::Company F - Duncan’s Company
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::Company I - McKenzie’s Company, aka Young’s Company
  
 
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:*'''1836-1867''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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=192861&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Pontotoc&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Pontotoc|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 23:28, 30 November 2012

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Pontotoc County

County Courthouse

Pontotoc County Courthouse
PO Box 209;
Pontotoc, MS 38863-0209;
Phone: 662.489.3900

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. Clerk Chancery
Court has probate, court, and divorce records and land records from 1836. [1]

History

Parent County

1836--Pontotoc County was created 9 February 1836 from the Chickasaw Cession.
County seat: Pontotoc [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Pontotoc County, Mississippi Genealogy census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County. 
- 1st Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Miller's)
Company B - Pontotoc Dragoons
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Polk Rangers
Company I - Pontotoc Dragoons
Company K - Pontotoc Dragoons No. 2
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)
Company C - Reub Davis Rebels
- 2nd Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry (Harris's)
Company A - Weatherall’s Company
Company B - Wood’s Company
Company C - Rye’s Compay
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company G - Pontotoc Rangers also Peery’s Company (county of origin not specified)
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company D - Wilson’s Company
Company E - Mississippi Rangers
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company G – Pontotoc Minute Men
Company H – Coonewah Rifles
Company I – Cherry Creek Rifles
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Ashcraft's)
Company B - Fears’ Company
Company C - Patton’s Company
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company G -- Mississippi Volunteers
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company F - Duncan’s Company
Company I - McKenzie’s Company, aka Young’s Company

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pontotoc County, Mississippi page 382, 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).