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Guide to Henry County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Henry County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Iowa
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Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Mount Pleasant
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1836--Henry County was created 7 December 1836 from Des Moines County. County seat:   Mount Pleasant [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Des Moines • Jefferson • Lee • Louisa • Van Buren • Van Buren

Henry CountyDes Moines CountyLee CountyVan Buren CountyJefferson CountyWashington CountyLouisa CountyMuscatine CountyJohnson CountyIowa CountyKeokuk CountyWapello CountyDavis CountyClark CountyScotland CountyKnox CountyHancock CountyMcDonough CountyHenderson CountyMercer CountyRock Island CountyIAHenry.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.

Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Salem, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories 

Local histories are available for Henry County, Iowa. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Henry County, Iowa 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 Henry County, Iowa:

- 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company F
- 6th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies D, F and I
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
- 25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Companies B, C, H and J
- 45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies A and H
- 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company G
:- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
:- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
:- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
:- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
:- 1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company E
:- 1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company F
:- 25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company B
:- 25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company C
:- 25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
:- 25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company J
:- 45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company A
:- 45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company H
:- 6th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Henry County, Iowa newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Henry - Probate records.

Taxation

Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online..

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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