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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.smithcounty.ms.gov/ Smith County Courthouse]<br>Main St; PO Box 39<br> Raleigh, MS 39153<br> Phone: 601.782.9811<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1912 and court records. <br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, land and military records from 1892. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Smith 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  ====
  
'''1833'''--Smith County was created 23 December 1833&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Raleigh <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1833'''--Smith County was created 23 December 1833&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Raleigh <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Covington County, Mississippi|Covington]]
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*[[Jasper County, Mississippi|Jasper]]
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*[[Jones County, Mississippi|Jones]]
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*[[Newton County, Mississippi|Newton]]
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*[[Rankin County, Mississippi|Rankin]]
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*[[Scott County, Mississippi|Scott]]
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*[[Simpson County, Mississippi|Simpson]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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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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:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 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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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Civil War service men from Smith 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 Smith County.&nbsp;<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves]]
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::Company B - Nixon’s Company
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:- [[6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company D - Lowry Rifles
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:- [[8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company A - Yankee Terrors
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::Company C - True Confederates [also listed as Co. D]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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:*'''1834-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192874&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Smith&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Smith|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 04:23, 3 January 2013

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Smith County Courthouse
Main St; PO Box 39
Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: 601.782.9811

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1912 and court records.
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, land and military records from 1892. [1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Smith 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 Smith County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company B - Nixon’s Company
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company D - Lowry Rifles
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Yankee Terrors
Company C - True Confederates [also listed as Co. D]

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

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