Tippah County, Mississippi Genealogy

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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Tippah County Courthouse
PO Box 99;
Ripley, MS 38663
Phone: 662.837.7374

Clerk Chancery Court or Clerk Circuit Court has marriage,
divorce, probate and court records from 1856. [1]


A wiki article describing an online colleciton is found at:
Mississippi Tippah County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Tippah 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

Land

Local Histories

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Mississippi, Tippah County Family Histories, 1810-1941 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Tippah 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 Tippah County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company K - Beauregard Relief
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans [Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s]
Company E - McDowell’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company A - Citizen Guards
Company K - Pettus Rangers
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company B – O’Connor Rifles
Company D – Joe Matthews
Company F – Magnolia Rifles
Company L – Liberty Guards
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company F - Tippah Highlanders
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company G - Daniel’s Company
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Forrest Cavalry, aka Ford’s Company
Company B - Hovis’ Company
Company C - Green’s Company
Company D - Holcomb’s Company
Company E - Buncomb’s Fighting Cocks, aka Rogers’ Company
Company F - Duncan’s Company
Company G - Stancill’s Company, aka Garrett’s Company, and aka White’s Company
Company H - Wheeler’s Company, aka Polk’s/Park’s Company
Company I - McKenzie’s Company, aka Young’s Company
Company L - Garrett’s Company
- 32nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company E - Hatchie Tigers

Newspapers

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

Probate

Mississippi Tippah County Records (FamilySearch Historical 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.

Marriage

A wiki article describing an online collectons is found at:

Mississippi, Tippah County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical 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), Tippah County, Mississippi page 383, 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/f/f2/Igimississippip.pdf.
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