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Jasper County, Mississippi
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Facts
Founded 23 December, 1833
County Seat Bay Springs
Courthouse
Address Jasper County Courthouse
Court St; PO Box 1047;
Bay Springs, MS 39422
Phone: 601.764.3368Jasper County Courthouse]


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County Courthouse

Jasper County Courthouse
Court St; PO Box 1047;
Bay Springs, MS 39422
Phone: 601.764.3368

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1906. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]

Beginning Dates for Jasper County, Mississippi Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate





1906

History

Monument to William Jasper at Savannah, Georgia
The county is named after Sergeant William Jasper (c1750-1779).[2]

Parent County

1833--Jasper County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession (and from portions of Jones and Wayne Counties).
County seat: Bay Springs [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1785-1918) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1932--Some records were lost. For a list of record loss in Mississippi counties see: Mississippi Counties with Burned Courthouses


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Jasper County, Mississippi 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

Genealogy

Land and Property

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

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

Civil War
  • Men from Jasper 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 Jasper County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company B - Nixon’s Company
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company G - Tolson Guards - History and Roster, another Roster
- 7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Jasper County Company
Company B - Beauregard Defenders
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company E - Tallahoma Hardshells [also listed as Co. H]
Company G - Tolson Guards [also listed as Co. E]
- 40th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company A - Oak Bowery Invincibles

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Jasper County, Mississippi Clerk of Court and are housed at the Jasper County, Mississippi Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

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.

Birth
Marriage
  • 1906-1919 - Jasper County Marriage Index 1906-1919. Batch M748565 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1906-1923 - Jasper County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1906-1923. Batch M748566 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jasper County, Mississippi page 379, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "William Jasper," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.

 

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