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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Vernon_County,_Missouri|Vernon County]]''
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Guide to '''Vernon County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Vernon County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Vernon County  
 
| county = Vernon County  
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| county_map = Missouri Vernon County Map.svg.png
 
| state = Missouri
 
| state = Missouri
 
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| founded year = 1851
 
| founded year = 1851
 
| founded date = February 17
 
| founded date = February 17
| seat = Nevada
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| seat = [[Nevada, Missouri|Nevada]]
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| building image = MissouriVernonCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Vernon County Courthouse<br> 100 W Cherry Street<br>Nevada, MO 64772<br>Phone: 417.448.2500 <br>[http://www.vernoncountymo.org/ '''Vernon County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Vernon County Courthouse<br> 100 W Cherry Street<br>Nevada, MO 64772<br>Phone: 417.448.2500 <br>[http://www.vernoncountymo.org/ '''Vernon County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Vernon County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1885
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br><br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1904; <br>Recorder of&nbsp; Deeds has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court recordsc;<br>Probate Court has probate&nbsp;records; County Historical<br>Societ has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vernon County, Missouri. Page 406 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1904; Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vernon County, Missouri. Page 406 {{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  ====
  
'''1851--'''Vernon County was created 17 February 1851&nbsp;from [[Bates County, Missouri|Bates]] County. '''County seat:''' Nevada <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851''' Vernon County was created 17 February 1851 from [[Bates County, Missouri Genealogy|Bates]] County. '''County seat:''' Nevada <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
*See an interactive map of Vernon County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
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'''1863'''  Fire destroyed the courthouse and clerk’s office.  County Court records are missing from 1861-1865.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Vernon, Metz|place|disp=Metz}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Vernon, Moundville|place|disp=Moundville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Vernon, Nevada|place|disp=Nevada}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Vernon, Schell City|place|disp=Schell City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Vernon, Sheldon|place|disp=Sheldon}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Vernon, Veve|place|disp=Veve}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Vernon, Walker|place|disp=Walker}}
  
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Barton County, Missouri|Barton]]  
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[[Barton County, Missouri Genealogy|Barton]] {{•}} [[Bates County, Missouri Genealogy|Bates]] {{•}} [[Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy|Bourbon County, Kansas]] {{•}} [[Cedar County, Missouri Genealogy|Cedar]] {{•}} [[Crawford County, Kansas Genealogy|Crawford County, Kansas]] {{•}} [[Linn County, Kansas Genealogy|Linn County, Kansas]] {{•}} [[St. Clair County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Clair]]  
*[[Bates County, Missouri|Bates]]  
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{{MOVernon, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Bourbon County, Kansas|Bourbon County, Kansas]]  
 
*[[Cedar County, Missouri|Cedar]]  
 
*[[Crawford County, Kansas|Crawford County, Kansas]]  
 
*[[Linn County, Kansas|Linn County, Kansas]]  
 
*[[St. Clair County, Missouri|St. Clair]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1504&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|364374|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1504 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~movernon/cemeteriesA-B.htm MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Vernon+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Vernon&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/vernon/vernoncem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/vernon.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=109 MOGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20736&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=59&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*''History of Vernon County, Missouri: including a history of its townships, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri...biographical sketches...statistics...''. St. Louis: Brown, 1887.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1020040 FamilySearch] (Free)
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*Johnson, J. B. ''History of Vernon County, Missouri: past and present, including an account of the cities, towns and villages of the county''. Chicago, Illinois: C. F. Cooper, 1911.
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**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE106088 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Movernon.jpg|right|400px|Movernon.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Vernon_County Vernon County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Vernon_County Vernon County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
  
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Vernon County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Vernon County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-vernon-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Vernon County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
===== Civil War Battles  =====
 
===== Civil War Battles  =====
  
The following Civil War Battles was fought in Vernon County  
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The following Civil War Battles were fought in Vernon County:
  
 
*September 2, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo005.htm Dry Wood Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref> also known as Big Dry Wood Creek, Battle of the Mules <br>
 
*September 2, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo005.htm Dry Wood Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref> also known as Big Dry Wood Creek, Battle of the Mules <br>
  
*October 25, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo028.htm Marmiton River]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo028.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref> also known as&nbsp;Shiloh Creek, Charlot’s Farm
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*October 25, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo028.htm Marmiton River]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo028.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref> also known as Shiloh Creek, Charlot’s Farm
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*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri.
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Vernon}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[http://www.bushwhacker.org/ Vernon County Probate Index], 1855-1963 On-line.&nbsp; &nbsp;Index may be searched by surname of the deceased, the administrator or the heirs. Record copies may be ordered for a nominal sum. The index provides the following:<br>• ID<br>• Deceased surname<br>• Deceased given name<br>• Comment re deceased<br>• File type<br>• Date of Probate<br>• Administrator surname<br>• Administrator given name<br>• Heirs surname<br>• Heirs given name<br>• Relationship to Deceased<br>• Field 12  
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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[http://www.bushwhacker.org/archives.php Vernon County Probate Index], 1855-1963 On-line. Index may be searched by surname of the deceased, the administrator or the heirs. Record copies may be ordered for a nominal sum. The index provides the following:<br>
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• Administrator surname<br>• Administrator given name<br>• Heirs surname<br>• Heirs given name<br>• Relationship to Deceased<br>• Field 12<br>
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1883 - 1897''' Vernon County Birth Index 1883-1897. Batch {{IGI|C514611}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1855 - 1885''' - Vernon County Marriage Index 1855-1885. Batches {{IGI|M515881}} and {{IGI|M515882}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1883 - 1897''' Vernon County Death Index 1883-1897. Batch {{IGI|B514611}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>  
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.bushwhacker.org/ Vernon County Historical Society]<br> 231 North Main Street<br> Nevada, MO 64772<br> Phone: 417-667-9602
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Nevada Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[Nevada Missouri Family History Center]] 1101 N Olive St, Nevada, MO 64772-1238 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=1101+N+Olive+St%2C+Nevada%2C+MO+64772-1238+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87c654e4128ce10d%3A0x4d5417998688c0c2!3m8!1m3!1d3685!2d-92.2627557!3d37.1616577!3m2!1i1127!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d37.8486356!4d-94.3710626 Location Map]
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:vernon+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~movernon/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/vernon/vernon.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Vernon/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Vernon/ Linkpendium]
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/Vernon/ CyndisList]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/vernon-county/ StateofUS]
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Vernon-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203545&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Vernon%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Vernon Missouri" and search catalog.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
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| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
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Latest revision as of 21:10, 23 August 2017

United States
Missouri
Vernon County

Guide to Vernon County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Vernon County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Vernon County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1851
County Seat Nevada
Courthouse
MissouriVernonCourthouse.jpg
Address Vernon County Courthouse
100 W Cherry Street
Nevada, MO 64772
Phone: 417.448.2500
Vernon County Website


County Information

Vernon County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1885 1883 1855 1855 1855

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1904; Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate records.[2]

History

Parent County

1851 Vernon County was created 17 February 1851 from Bates County. County seat: Nevada [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1863 Fire destroyed the courthouse and clerk’s office. County Court records are missing from 1861-1865.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Barton  • Bates  • Bourbon County, Kansas  • Cedar  • Crawford County, Kansas  • Linn County, Kansas  • St. Clair

Vernon CountyBarton CountyCedar CountyBates CountyAllen CountyLinn CountyCrawford CountyNeosho CountyBourbon CountyHenry CountySt. Clair CountyDade CountyAnderson CountyMOVernon.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MOGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

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 Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

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 Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Vernon County, Missouri 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 Missouri Local Histories.

  • History of Vernon County, Missouri: including a history of its townships, towns and villages, together with a condensed history of Missouri...biographical sketches...statistics.... St. Louis: Brown, 1887.
  • Johnson, J. B. History of Vernon County, Missouri: past and present, including an account of the cities, towns and villages of the county. Chicago, Illinois: C. F. Cooper, 1911.

Maps

Movernon.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles were fought in Vernon County:

  • September 2, 1861 = Dry Wood Creek[4] also known as Big Dry Wood Creek, Battle of the Mules
  • Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri.
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Vernon County Probate Index, 1855-1963 On-line. Index may be searched by surname of the deceased, the administrator or the heirs. Record copies may be ordered for a nominal sum. The index provides the following:

• ID
• Deceased surname
• Deceased given name
• Comment re deceased
• File type
• Date of Probate

• Administrator surname
• Administrator given name
• Heirs surname
• Heirs given name
• Relationship to Deceased
• Field 12


Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
Marriages
Deaths


Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Family History Centers

  • Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Vernon Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Vernon County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Vernon County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Vernon County, Missouri. Page 406 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.