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Lawrence County, Mississippi
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Map of Mississippi highlighting Lawrence County
Location in the state of Mississippi
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Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 22 December, 1814
County Seat Monticello
Courthouse
Lawrence County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Address Lawrence County Courthouse
PO Box 40
Monticello, MS 39654
Phone: 601.587.7162
Lawrence County Courthouse]

Contents

County Courthouse

Lawrence County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Lawrence County Courthouse
PO Box 40
Monticello, MS 39654
Phone: 601.587.7162

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage,and court records. Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records from 1815. [1]
Beginning Dates for Lawrence County, Mississippi Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate




1815
1815

History

Parent County

1814--Lawrence County was created 22 December 1814 from Marion County.
County seat: Monticello [2]

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

Some records have been 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery
Company F - Bradford’s Battery
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company G - Goode Rifles
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company G - Hargrove’s Company
- 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company K - Lawrence Rifles [also listed as Co. C]


Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Lawrence County, Mississippi Clerk of Court and are housed at the Lawrence 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
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), Lawrence County, Mississippi page 380, 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/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.

 

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