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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Simpson-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm [[Image:Simpson County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Simpson County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg]]Simpson County Courthouse]<br>109 W Pine Ave; PO Box 367<br> Mendenhall, MS 39114<br> Phone: 601.847.2626<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records.<br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records 1880, <br>some probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Simpson County, Mississippi page 382, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1824'''--Simpson County was created 23 January 1824&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Mendenhall <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Copiah County, Mississippi|Copiah]]
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*[[Covington County, Mississippi|Covington]]
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*[[Hinds County, Mississippi|Hinds]]
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*[[Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi|Jefferson Davis]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Mississippi|Lawrence]]
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*[[Rankin County, Mississippi|Rankin]]
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*[[Smith County, Mississippi|Smith]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Almost all cemeteries have been indexed and can be found at US GenWeb at the following link.
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[http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/cemetery.htm http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/cemetery.htm]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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:*'''1823-1824''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1823-1824 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1825''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1825 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1837''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1837 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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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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:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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The original land grants can be found at Bureau of Land Records website at [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov www.glorecords.blm.gov].
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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*Civil War service men from Simpson 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 Simpson County.&nbsp;<br>
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]] [aka 45th Missisippi Infantry/ Hardcastle's/Williams']
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::Company A - Duncan Riflemen
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:- [[6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company H - Simpson Fencibles
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1824-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.&nbsp; http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Simpson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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Revision as of 04:22, 3 January 2013

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Online Records


County Courthouse

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Simpson County Courthouse
109 W Pine Ave; PO Box 367
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: 601.847.2626

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

History

Parent County

1824--Simpson County was created 23 January 1824 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Mendenhall [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Almost all cemeteries have been indexed and can be found at US GenWeb at the following link.

http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/cemetery.htm

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

The original land grants can be found at Bureau of Land Records website at www.glorecords.blm.gov.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Simpson 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 Simpson County. 
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [aka 45th Missisippi Infantry/ Hardcastle's/Williams']
Company A - Duncan Riflemen
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company H - Simpson Fencibles

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), Simpson 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).