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Oktibbeha County, Mississippi
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Location in the state of Mississippi
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Facts
Founded 23 December, 1833
County Seat Starkville
Courthouse
Address Oktibbeha County Courthouse
101 E Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.323.5834
Oktibbeha County Courthouse]


Contents

County Courthouse

Oktibbeha County Courthouse
101 E Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.323.5834

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1880 and land records from 1834. Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records. [1]

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




1834
1880

History

Parent County

1833--Oktibbeha County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Starkville [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

1880--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 Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha County. 
- 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [became the 48th Regiment, Missippi Infantry]
Company - Oktibbeha Reserve [or "Oktibbeha Rescue" -- records not clear], aka Capt. Joel P. Rogers’ Company [also known as Co. K]
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry (formerly 19th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Duff's)
Company I - Robinson’s Company
- 48th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry [from the 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]
Oktibbeha Reserve [or "Oktibbeha Rescue" -- records not clear], aka Capt. Joel P. Rogers’ Company [also known as Co. K]
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company F - Montgomery’s Company
Company I - Bookter’s Company
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Gholson Guards

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate 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.

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), Oktibbeha County, Mississippi page 381, 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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