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{{Missouri-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Missouri|Missouri]]&nbsp;&gt; Madison County'' <br>
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Madison_County,_Missouri|Madison County]]
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Madison County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
A courthouse was not erected until 1822. This was a brick building with a hip roof and a cupola. The cupola was removed in February 1838. This courthouse measured 50 by 50 feet and consisted of two stories, with the courtroom on the second floor. The main entrance was on the south, with a north-south hall and four rooms on the first floor.
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The original courthouse was used until 1899, when it was demolished and replaced by the present structure. This was the result of a 5 Sep 1899 referendum, and cost the county $22,000. Madison County's second courthouse, which still stands, was constructed of red brick.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Madison County
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| county_map = Map Madison County, Missouri.png
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| state = Missouri
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = February 14
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| seat = Frederickstown
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| building address = Madison County Courthouse<br>1 Courthouse Square<br>Fredericktown, MO 63645<br>Phone: 573.783.2176<br>[http://madisoncountymo.us/circuitclerk.html '''Madison County Website'''] }}[[Image:St. Francis River at Silver Mines Recreation Area 2.jpg|frame |right|280x240px|<center>St. Francis River at Silver Mines Recreation Area, Madison County, Missouri</center>]]
  
As was the case with the original courthouse, the main entrance is to the south. A 52-by-52-foot courtroom is located on the second floor.
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The Madison County courthouse occupies a square in the heart of Fredericktown's downtown district.
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For more information, see the following:
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
*"[http://www.dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/PI6-5(9-10-96).pdf How the Citizens of Madison County Worked Together to Save their Historic Courthouse]," Preservation Issues, Vol. 6, No. 5 (pdf; MO Dept. of Natural Resources)
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<br>County Clerk&nbsp;has birth and death records 1883-1900 and local census 1876; <br>Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has marriave, divorce<br>and court records from 1821 and military<br>dischargerecords from 1943; County <br>Magistrate &nbsp;has probate records from 1820; <br>County Assessor has land records from 1821<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Missouri. Page 402 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*[http://landmarkhunter.com/122120-madison-county-courthouse/ Madison County Courthouse] (Landmark Hunter)  
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*[http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/countypubs/ued6061.pdf Madison County Courthouse] (pdf; University of Missouri Extension)
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/mining.htm Madison County Mining] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/mining.htm Madison County Mining] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/townlegacyoldnamesandplaces.htm Old Names and Places] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/townlegacyoldnamesandplaces.htm Old Names and Places] (Genealogy Trails)  
*[http://www.preserveamerica.gov/PAcommunity-fredericktownMO.html Preserve America Community: Fredericktown, Missouri] (Preserve America)
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*[http://www.preserveamerica.gov/PAcommunity-fredericktownMO.html Preserve America Community: Fredericktown, Missouri] (Preserve America)  
 
*Thost, Frances. "History of Mine La Motte," ''The Democrat-News'', Fredericktown, MO, 17 May 1934. [http://www.ac0qq.com/mines/DemocratNews1934HistoryofMineLaMotte--Thost.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1 Madison County Missouri Mining History] (digital copy).  
 
*Thost, Frances. "History of Mine La Motte," ''The Democrat-News'', Fredericktown, MO, 17 May 1934. [http://www.ac0qq.com/mines/DemocratNews1934HistoryofMineLaMotte--Thost.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1 Madison County Missouri Mining History] (digital copy).  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/viewmadisoncountyh.htm View of Madison County] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/viewmadisoncountyh.htm View of Madison County] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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*See an interactive map of Madison County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/maps/ border changes] at GenealogyInc.
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Creek Nation: [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/creek-nation/ Creek Nation Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Creek_Nation Histopolis] page | [http://landmarkhunter.com/104325-creek-nation-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Creek Nation: [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/creek-nation/ Creek Nation Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Creek_Nation Histopolis] page | [http://landmarkhunter.com/104325-creek-nation-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Deguire (Deguire had a post office 1890-1897): [http://landmarkhunter.com/118371-deguire-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Deguire (Deguire had a post office 1890-1897): [http://landmarkhunter.com/118371-deguire-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
*Dillons Mine: [http://landmarkhunter.com/118371-deguire-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
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*Dillons Mine: [http://landmarkhunter.com/118367-dillons-mine-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Ebeneezer - see Cherokee Pass  
 
*Ebeneezer - see Cherokee Pass  
 
*Einstein Silver Mine - see Silver Mine  
 
*Einstein Silver Mine - see Silver Mine  
 
*Faro: [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/faro/ Faro Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Faro Histopolis] page | [http://landmarkhunter.com/104338-faro-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Faro: [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/faro/ Faro Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Faro Histopolis] page | [http://landmarkhunter.com/104338-faro-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
*French Mills: [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/french-mills/ French Mills Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/French_Mills Histopolis] page | [http://landmarkhunter.com/104341-french-mills-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page | [http://www.placenames.com/us/p749998/ Place Names] page  
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*French Mills: [http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/french-mills/ French Mills Map] (Maplandia) |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/French_Mills Histopolis] page | [http://landmarkhunter.com/104341-french-mills-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page | [http://www.placenames.com/us/p749998/ Place Names] page&nbsp;
 
*Fryeberg: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Fryeberg Histopolis] page  
 
*Fryeberg: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Fryeberg Histopolis] page  
 
*Gordonton AKA Gordontown: [http://landmarkhunter.com/118372-gordonton-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
 
*Gordonton AKA Gordontown: [http://landmarkhunter.com/118372-gordonton-missouri/ Landmark Hunter] page  
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*German  
 
*German  
 
*Liberty  
 
*Liberty  
*Marquand: [http://www.citymelt.com/city/Missouri/Marquand+Township-MO.html Complete Analysis] (CityMelt) |&nbsp;[http://www.city-data.com/township/Marquand-Madison-MO.html Detailed Profile] (City-Data.com) | [http://travelingluck.com/North%20America/United%20States/Missouri/_4397188_Marquand,%20Township%20of.html#local_map Marquand Township] (TravelingLuck)
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*Marquand: [http://www.citymelt.com/city/Missouri/Marquand+Township-MO.html Complete Analysis] (CityMelt) |&nbsp;[http://www.city-data.com/township/Marquand-Madison-MO.html Detailed Profile] (City-Data.com) | [http://travelingluck.com/North%20America/United%20States/Missouri/_4397188_Marquand,%20Township%20of.html#local_map Marquand Township] (TravelingLuck)  
 
*Mine La Motte: [http://www.citymelt.com/city/Missouri/Mine+La+Motte+Township-MO.html Complete Analysis] (CityMelt) |&nbsp;[http://www.city-data.com/township/Mine-La-Motte-Madison-MO.html Detailed Profile] (City-Data.com) | [http://travelingluck.com/North%20America/United%20States/Missouri/_4398517_Mine+La+Motte,+Township+of.html#local_map Mine La Motte Township] (TravelingLuck)  
 
*Mine La Motte: [http://www.citymelt.com/city/Missouri/Mine+La+Motte+Township-MO.html Complete Analysis] (CityMelt) |&nbsp;[http://www.city-data.com/township/Mine-La-Motte-Madison-MO.html Detailed Profile] (City-Data.com) | [http://travelingluck.com/North%20America/United%20States/Missouri/_4398517_Mine+La+Motte,+Township+of.html#local_map Mine La Motte Township] (TravelingLuck)  
 
*Polk  
 
*Polk  
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County Cemeteries of Madison County] (Histopolis)  
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County Cemeteries of Madison County] (Histopolis)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocemete/madison/madison.html Madison County]&nbsp;(Missouri Cemeteries Mailing List County Page)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocemete/madison/madison.html Madison County]&nbsp;(Missouri Cemeteries Mailing List County Page)  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/madison.htm Madison County] (Tombstone Transcription Project)
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/madison.htm Madison County] (Tombstone Transcription Project)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20460&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Madison County Cemeteries] (ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20460&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Madison County Cemeteries] (ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1458 Madison County Cemetery Listings] (Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1458 Madison County Cemetery Listings] (Find A Grave)  
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*Barber Cemetery AKA Barber-Whitener Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27453&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Barber_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Barber Cemetery AKA Barber-Whitener Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27453&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Barber_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Barrett Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27481&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/barrett.txt GenWeb Archives]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Barrett_Cemetery Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,743044,n,barrett%20cemetery.cfm MO HomeTown Locator]  
 
*Barrett Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27481&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/barrett.txt GenWeb Archives]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Barrett_Cemetery Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,743044,n,barrett%20cemetery.cfm MO HomeTown Locator]  
*Barron Hollow Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2332521&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Barron Hollow Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2332521&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]  
*Belmar Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270950&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Belmar Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2270950&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]  
 
*Berry Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27559&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Berry_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Berry Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27559&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Berry_Cemetery Histopolis]  
*Bess-Dudley Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2355866&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Bess-Dudley Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2355866&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]  
*Bethel United Baptist Church Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=827041&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Bethel United Baptist Church Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=825918&CScn=Bethel+United+Baptist+Church&CScntry=4&CSst=26& Find A Grave]  
 
*Beulah Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2208380&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/beulah.txt GenWeb Archives]  
 
*Beulah Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2208380&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/cemeteries/beulah.txt GenWeb Archives]  
*Bingham Family Farm Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2357311&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]
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*Bingham Family Farm Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2357311&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave]  
 
*Black Mountain Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27612&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Black_Mountain_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Black Mountain Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27612&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Black_Mountain_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Blaylock Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27631&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Blaylock_Cemetery Histopolis]  
 
*Blaylock Cemetery: [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27631&CScnty=1458& Find A Grave] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County/Blaylock_Cemetery Histopolis]  
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==== Churches  ====
 
==== Churches  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://gminternal.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/black-river-baptist-association-missouri/ Black River Baptist Association, Missouri]&nbsp;(Genealogy &amp; History Notes)  
 
*[http://gminternal.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/black-river-baptist-association-missouri/ Black River Baptist Association, Missouri]&nbsp;(Genealogy &amp; History Notes)  
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/invent/0558.html Black River Baptist Association Minutes and Proceedings, 1871-1971] (manuscripts) (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
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*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/invent/0558.pdf Black River Baptist Association Minutes and Proceedings, 1871-1971] (manuscripts) (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://gminternal.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/carter-t-grahambaptist-pioneer-of-southeast-missouri/ Carter T. Graham: Baptist Pioneer of Southeast Missouri] (Genealogy &amp; History Notes)  
 
*[http://gminternal.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/carter-t-grahambaptist-pioneer-of-southeast-missouri/ Carter T. Graham: Baptist Pioneer of Southeast Missouri] (Genealogy &amp; History Notes)  
 
*[http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-MadisonMO.html Church and Family History Research Assistance for Madison County] (Primitive Baptist Library)  
 
*[http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-MadisonMO.html Church and Family History Research Assistance for Madison County] (Primitive Baptist Library)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/churches.htm Churches] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/churches.htm Churches] (Genealogy Trails)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/church_index.htm Churches of Madison County] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/church_index.htm Churches of Madison County] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/churches/coppermines_baptist.html Copper Mines Free Will Baptist Church, The First One Hundred Years, 1906-2006] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/churches/coppermines_baptist.html Copper Mines Free Will Baptist Church, The First One Hundred Years, 1906-2006] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/churches/green_chapel.html Greens Chapel Church Ledger] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/churches/green_chapel.html Greens Chapel Church Ledger] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/invent/0558.html Madison County Association Proceedings, 1897], Missionary Baptist (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=4uIrAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=Madison+County+Association+Proceedings,+1897&source=bl&ots=RkSt5eVe_j&sig=xb2EPfQ1tO7PPyJmmbQfoKWrRgo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4QQsUNH_DsPiiwLz9oG4Bw&ved=0CFYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Madison%20County%20Association%20Proceedings%2C%201897&f=false Madison County Association Proceedings, 1897], Missionary Baptist (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,29123.cfm Madison County Cultural Features: Churches] (MO Home Town Locator)  
 
*[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,29123.cfm Madison County Cultural Features: Churches] (MO Home Town Locator)  
 
*[http://whmc.umsystem.edu/exhibits/ramsay/ramsay_madison.html Madison County Place Names 1928-1945] (includes churches) (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://whmc.umsystem.edu/exhibits/ramsay/ramsay_madison.html Madison County Place Names 1928-1945] (includes churches) (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/invent/3021.html Providence Baptist Church, Madison County, Missouri, Record Book, 1813-1898] (microfilm; State Historical Society of Missouri)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/invent/3021.html Providence Baptist Church, Madison County, Missouri, Record Book, 1813-1898] (microfilm; State Historical Society of Missouri)  
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*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/rolla/shelf29/r725/info.html Bethany Baptist Church, Madison County, Missouri, Rocord Book, 1829-1892] (starts 1816) (microfilm R725; Western Historical Manuscripts Collection, University of Missouri-Rolla) (While the collections has a restriction that reads:"RESTRICTION -- Written permission of Bethany United Baptist Church is required prior to the use of this collection. This restriction will expire on 1 January 2076." Access is available by simply writing the current pastor.&nbsp; He may not even be aware of the collection or it's restriction.)<br>
 
*Rothensteiner, John. Chronicles of an Old Missouri Parish: Historical Sketches of St. Michaels Church, Fredericktown, Madison County, Mo. St. Louis: Amerika Print, 1917. [http://books.google.com/books?id=RxfQAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22Madison+County%22+Missouri&hl=en&ei=-3shTqedOtCnsAL8rfmoAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]&nbsp;| [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=umlib;idno=umlm000010 Univ. of Mo. Digital Library]  
 
*Rothensteiner, John. Chronicles of an Old Missouri Parish: Historical Sketches of St. Michaels Church, Fredericktown, Madison County, Mo. St. Louis: Amerika Print, 1917. [http://books.google.com/books?id=RxfQAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22Madison+County%22+Missouri&hl=en&ei=-3shTqedOtCnsAL8rfmoAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]&nbsp;| [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=umlib;idno=umlm000010 Univ. of Mo. Digital Library]  
 
*Tong, H.F., ''Historical Sketches of the Baptists of Southeast Missouri''. St. Louis: National Baptist Publishing Company, 1888. [http://books.google.com/books?id=3boNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA165&dq=%22Wayne+County%22+Missouri&hl=en&ei=Ss2hTcH4KdCftwfr7MiSAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=%22Wayne%20County%22%20Missouri&f=false Google Books]
 
*Tong, H.F., ''Historical Sketches of the Baptists of Southeast Missouri''. St. Louis: National Baptist Publishing Company, 1888. [http://books.google.com/books?id=3boNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA165&dq=%22Wayne+County%22+Missouri&hl=en&ei=Ss2hTcH4KdCftwfr7MiSAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=%22Wayne%20County%22%20Missouri&f=false Google Books]
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*Broderick, Gloria. Buckhorn School, Madison County, Missouri. Florissant, MO: Self-published, [2006?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/buckhorn-school-madison-county-missouri-buckhorn-school-madison-district-no-53/oclc/122556876&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*Broderick, Gloria. Buckhorn School, Madison County, Missouri. Florissant, MO: Self-published, [2006?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/buckhorn-school-madison-county-missouri-buckhorn-school-madison-district-no-53/oclc/122556876&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/schools/buckhorn_book.html Buckhorn School] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/schools/buckhorn_book.html Buckhorn School] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://fpsk12.org/district/history/index.php Fredericktown History] (history of Fredericktown R-1 School District)
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*[http://www.fredericktownmo.org/schools.html Fredericktown History] (history of Fredericktown R-1 School District)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/fredericktownschools.htm Fredericktown Schools] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/fredericktownschools.htm Fredericktown Schools] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,school,scfips,29123.cfm Madison County Cultural Features: Schools] (MO Home Town Locator)  
 
*[http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,school,scfips,29123.cfm Madison County Cultural Features: Schools] (MO Home Town Locator)  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
Madison County land records date back to 1819. See [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/madison.pdf Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County] (pdf).  
 
Madison County land records date back to 1819. See [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/madison.pdf Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County] (pdf).  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
  
 
*Douglass, Robert Sidney, ''History of Southeast Missouri'', Vol. 1. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912. [http://books.google.com/books?id=G-AlAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA577&dq=%22Madison+County%22+Missouri&hl=en&ei=5s6hTd2bJdGbtwf7pqidAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22Madison%20County%22%20Missouri&f=false Google Books] digital text | [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofsouthea02doug Internet Archive] digital text  
 
*Douglass, Robert Sidney, ''History of Southeast Missouri'', Vol. 1. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912. [http://books.google.com/books?id=G-AlAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA577&dq=%22Madison+County%22+Missouri&hl=en&ei=5s6hTd2bJdGbtwf7pqidAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22Madison%20County%22%20Missouri&f=false Google Books] digital text | [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofsouthea02doug Internet Archive] digital text  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Momadison.jpg|900px]]
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County Madison County townships]. (Histopolis)
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*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Madison_County Madison County townships]. (Histopolis)  
*Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Madison County, Missouri. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2005. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-madison-county-missouri-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/664442557&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
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*Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Madison County, Missouri. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Co., 2005. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/family-maps-of-madison-county-missouri-with-homesteads-roads-waterways-towns-cemeteries-railroads-and-more/oclc/664442557&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page. Available online at [http://www.historygeo.com/search/ HistoryGeo.com] ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/ Detailed Map of Madison County and Neighboring Regions] (Maplandia)  
 
*[http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/missouri/madison-county/ Detailed Map of Madison County and Neighboring Regions] (Maplandia)  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=umcscsanic;rgn1=umcscsanic_ti;corig=umcscsanic;start=1;size=20;sort=umcscsanic_ti;q1=fredericktown+missouri Fredericktown: Sanborn insurance maps] (University of Missouri)<br>  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=umcscsanic;rgn1=umcscsanic_ti;corig=umcscsanic;start=1;size=20;sort=umcscsanic_ti;q1=fredericktown+missouri Fredericktown: Sanborn insurance maps] (University of Missouri)<br>  
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*Madison County 2006 Plat Book. Marceline, MO: Marceline Mapping, 2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/madison-county-missouri-2006-plat-book/oclc/138278984&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*Madison County 2006 Plat Book. Marceline, MO: Marceline Mapping, 2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/madison-county-missouri-2006-plat-book/oclc/138278984&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=umcscsanic;rgn1=umcscsanic_ti;corig=umcscsanic;start=1;size=20;sort=umcscsanic_ti;q1=marquand+missouri Marquand: Sanborn insurance maps] (University of Missouri)  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=umcscsanic;rgn1=umcscsanic_ti;corig=umcscsanic;start=1;size=20;sort=umcscsanic_ti;q1=marquand+missouri Marquand: Sanborn insurance maps] (University of Missouri)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/old_geological_survey.htm Old Geological Survey [map] of Madison County] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/old_geological_survey.htm Old Geological Survey [map] of Madison County] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=platic;rgn1=platic_ti;corig=platic;start=1;size=20;sort=platic_ti;q1=madison Plat Book of Madison County, Missouri] (about 1930; University of Missouri)  
 
*[http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=platic;rgn1=platic_ti;corig=platic;start=1;size=20;sort=platic_ti;q1=madison Plat Book of Madison County, Missouri] (about 1930; University of Missouri)  
 
*Plats, 1873-1997, for Madison County are available via Missouri State Archives microfilm.  
 
*Plats, 1873-1997, for Madison County are available via Missouri State Archives microfilm.  
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*''Ancil Matthews, Confederate Soldier'' (book). Info. in [http://www.fhphistory.org/publications.html Foundation for Historic Preservation] website  
 
*''Ancil Matthews, Confederate Soldier'' (book). Info. in [http://www.fhphistory.org/publications.html Foundation for Historic Preservation] website  
*Arnett, R.C. [http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/shscivilwar&CISOPTR=2182&REC=2 The Battle of Fredericktown] (Missouri Digital Heritage)
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*Arnett, R.C. [http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/shscivilwar&CISOPTR=2182&REC=2 The Battle of Fredericktown] (Missouri Digital Heritage)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fredericktown Battle of Fredericktown] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fredericktown Battle of Fredericktown] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://landmarkhunter.com/103454-allbright-missouri/ Battle of Fredericktown Site] (Landmark Hunter)  
 
*[http://landmarkhunter.com/103454-allbright-missouri/ Battle of Fredericktown Site] (Landmark Hunter)  
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/mo007.htm CWSAC Battle Summaries: Fredericktown]  
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/mo007.htm CWSAC Battle Summaries: Fredericktown]  
 
*Smith, Geraldine. ''Civil War Soldiers in Madison &amp; Surrounding Counties''. Info in [http://www.fhphistory.org/publications.html Foundation for Historic Preservation]&nbsp;website
 
*Smith, Geraldine. ''Civil War Soldiers in Madison &amp; Surrounding Counties''. Info in [http://www.fhphistory.org/publications.html Foundation for Historic Preservation]&nbsp;website
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===== Civil War Battle  =====
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Madison County
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*October 21, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo007.htm Fredericktown]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August 2012)</ref>
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[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/descriptions/desc-family.html Benjamin C. Cooper Account Book, 1856-1860] (microfilm) (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/descriptions/desc-family.html Benjamin C. Cooper Account Book, 1856-1860] (microfilm) (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/descriptions/desc-law.html Justice of the Peace Records, 1841-1845], Madison County, Missouri: Records of Justice of the Peace Caleb Cox (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/descriptions/desc-law.html Justice of the Peace Records, 1841-1845], Madison County, Missouri: Records of Justice of the Peace Caleb Cox (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/invent/3982f.html Madison County Courthouse Plans], 1992 (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
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*[http://www.visitmo.com/madison-county-courthouse.aspx Madison County Courthouse Plans], 1992 (State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://www.ac0qq.com/mines Madison County, Missouri Mining History] (ACOQQ)  
 
*[http://www.ac0qq.com/mines Madison County, Missouri Mining History] (ACOQQ)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/descriptions/desc-mining.html Mine La Motte Estate, Madison County, Missouri, Records, 1875-1897] (miners' register; State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/descriptions/desc-mining.html Mine La Motte Estate, Madison County, Missouri, Records, 1875-1897] (miners' register; State Historical Society, Columbia, MO)  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Madison}}
  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Madison&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America list of historic Madison County newspapers]  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Madison&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America list of historic Madison County newspapers]  
 
*''[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Madison&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Democrat News]'', Fredericktown (currently in operation)<br>  
 
*''[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Missouri&county=Madison&city=&year1=1690&year2=2011&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Democrat News]'', Fredericktown (currently in operation)<br>  
 
*The ''Espial'', established 1847, was Madison County's first newspaper  
 
*The ''Espial'', established 1847, was Madison County's first newspaper  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/news_article_index.html Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/news_article_index.html Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/newspapercatalog/madisoncounty.shtml Missouri Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society] [Columbia, MO]: Madison County (State Historical Society)  
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/newspapercatalog/madisoncounty.shtml Missouri Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Historical Society] [Columbia, MO]: Madison County (State Historical Society)  
 
*[http://www.mackleygenealogy.com/~mackley/ObitSurnames_Pages/Obit_Surnames_Page_A.php Obits] (Madison and other area cos.) (Mackley Genealogy)  
 
*[http://www.mackleygenealogy.com/~mackley/ObitSurnames_Pages/Obit_Surnames_Page_A.php Obits] (Madison and other area cos.) (Mackley Genealogy)  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
  
 
Madison County probate records date from 1821.  
 
Madison County probate records date from 1821.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/mo_tax_payers.html Madison County Tax Payers 1819-1826] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/mo_tax_payers.html Madison County Tax Payers 1819-1826] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moicgs/documents.html Scanned Letters, Wills, Deeds, and Misc. Old Documents, Iron and Madison Counties] (includes some tax receipts) (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moicgs/documents.html Scanned Letters, Wills, Deeds, and Misc. Old Documents, Iron and Madison Counties] (includes some tax receipts) (RootsWeb)  
 
*Tax lien records 1959 to 1997 are on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives.
 
*Tax lien records 1959 to 1997 are on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Birth'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Birth'''''  =====
  
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*'''1835-1880''' - Madison County Birth Index, Volumes B thru E, 1835-1880. Batch {{IGI|C515372}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</ref>
 
*1883-1900: Register of births and still births; permanent record of births. Transcriptions are also accessible via the Missouri State Archives website in its [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910].  
 
*1883-1900: Register of births and still births; permanent record of births. Transcriptions are also accessible via the Missouri State Archives website in its [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/ Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910].  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/births.html 187 Births from Mine La Motte] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/births.html 178 Births from Mine La Motte] (RootsWeb)
  
 
===== '''''Marriage'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriage'''''  =====
  
 
*County records: At least a couple online sources state that Madison County marriage records date back to 1821. Actually, the county's marriage records date as early as 1820, and are accessible on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson County. See [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/madison.pdf Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County] (pdf).  
 
*County records: At least a couple online sources state that Madison County marriage records date back to 1821. Actually, the county's marriage records date as early as 1820, and are accessible on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson County. See [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/county/madison.pdf Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County] (pdf).  
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*'''1821-1835''' - Madison County Marriage Book A Index 1821-1835. Batch {{IGI|M515371}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1835-1880''' - Madison County Marriage Books B thru E Index 1835-1880. Batch {{IGI|M515372}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1881-1885''' - Madison County Marriage Book F Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515373}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mostfran/marriages/coffer.htm Elder William Elijah Coffer, Ordained Minister of the Gospel, Marriage Book . . . 1890-1913] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mostfran/marriages/coffer.htm Elder William Elijah Coffer, Ordained Minister of the Gospel, Marriage Book . . . 1890-1913] (RootsWeb)  
 
*Fredericktown: [http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/townlegacydeathsmarriagesandtrivia.htm Deaths, Marriages, and Town Facts and Trivia] (Genealogy Trails)  
 
*Fredericktown: [http://genealogytrails.com/mo/madison/townlegacydeathsmarriagesandtrivia.htm Deaths, Marriages, and Town Facts and Trivia] (Genealogy Trails)  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.fhphistory.org/index.html The Foundation for Historic Preservation], 1312 Madison 401, Fredericktown, MO 63645
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*[http://www.fhphistory.org/index.html The Foundation for Historic Preservation], 1312 Madison 401, Fredericktown, MO 63645  
*Historic Madison County, 122 North Main Street, Fredericktown, MO 63645: [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Historic-Madison-County/158164600901741?sk=wall Facebook] page
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*Historic Madison County, 122 North Main Street, Fredericktown, MO 63645: [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Historic-Madison-County/158164600901741?sk=wall Facebook] page  
*[http://ozarkregionallibrary.lib.mo.us/ Ozark Regional Library]&nbsp;(has branch at 115 South Main Street, Fredericktown, MO, 573-783-2120)
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*[http://ozarkregionallibrary.lib.mo.us/ Ozark Regional Library]&nbsp;([https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ozark-Regional-Library-Fredericktown/143397375754370 Facebook link)] has branch at 115 South Main Street, Fredericktown, MO, 573-783-2120.
*[http://www.visitsemo.com/index.html River Heritage Association, New Madrid, MO] (covers several counties including Madison)
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*[http://www.visitsemo.com/ River Heritage Association, New Madrid, MO] (covers several counties including Madison)
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites<br>  ==
 
== Web Sites<br>  ==
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*[http://www.city-data.com/county/Madison_County-MO.html Madison County Detailed Profile] (City-Data.org)  
 
*[http://www.city-data.com/county/Madison_County-MO.html Madison County Detailed Profile] (City-Data.org)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Madison/ Madison County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Madison/ Madison County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/counties/missouri/madison.html Madison County, Missouri] (eReference Desk)
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*[http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/counties/missouri/madison.html Madison County, Missouri] (eReference Desk)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/ Madison County, Missouri] (MO GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~momadiso/ Madison County, Missouri] (MO GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/madison.html Madison County, Missouri] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/madison/madison.html Madison County, Missouri] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Madison County

Guide to Madison County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Madison County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 14, 1818
County Seat Frederickstown
Courthouse
Address Madison County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Fredericktown, MO 63645
Phone: 573.783.2176
Madison County Website
St. Francis River at Silver Mines Recreation Area, Madison County, Missouri



Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1900 and local census 1876;
Clerk Circuit Court has marriave, divorce
and court records from 1821 and military
dischargerecords from 1943; County
Magistrate  has probate records from 1820;
County Assessor has land records from 1821[1]

History

Madison County, Missouri was organized 14 Dec 1818 by an act of the territorial legislature. That act became effective 1 Jan 1819. The county was formed from parts of Cape Girardeau and Ste. (correct spelling) Genevieve Counties.

The county was named after President James Madison. Madison had been president until 1817, just shortly before the organization of the county, and was instrumental in facilitating the Louisiana Purchase, of which Madison County was a part.

Fredericktown is Madison County's county seat. The town is believed to have likely derived its name from the first name of one of the area's pioneer settlers, Capt. George Frederick Bollinger.

The earliest European settlement in what became Madison County was at Mine La Motte, located north of the county seat of Fredericktown. A primary motivation for early settlement was the potential for lead mining, and Mine La Motte became an early center for the manufacture of lead ammunition. Madison County is a part of the region of the state which is still referred to as the Lead Belt because of its intense mining activity in the past.

A related early settlement in what became Madison County was the French Catholic village of St. Michaels, settled in 1799 or 1800 (sources differ) and later absorbed into Fredericktown. German Reformed settlers from Bollinger County entered the area after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

The Madison County Circuit Court first met on 12 Jul 1819 in the home of Theodore F. Tong. The County Court, separate from the Circuit Court, was then organized in 1821 and first met in the home of J.G.W. McCabe. Up until that point, Madison County had been divided into three townships: St. Michaels, Liberty, and Castor. The County Court added two additional townships in 1821. These were Twelve Mile and German.

The Battle of Fredericktown took place on 21 Oct 1861 when U.S. Grant ordered Col. Plummer, heading the 11th Missouri Volunteers, to go to Fredericktown in search of Confederate troops led by Jeff Thompson. The Confederates were found about a mile outside of town, and although they were not overtaken by the Union troops, they were forced to evacuate the area and the Union army took a number of prisoners.

The county's estimated 2004 population was 11,948.

For more on the history of Madison County, Missouri, see also:

Parent County

1818--Madison County was created 14 December 1818 from Cape Girardeau and Ste. Genevieve Counties.
County seat: Fredericktown [2]

Boundary Changes

  • See an interactive map of Madison County border changes at GenealogyInc.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Unincorporated:
See also:

Neighboring Counties

Townships

Resources

General

Note that many Madison County records are available on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City. For general information about Madison County records, see the following:

Cemeteries

General
Specific

Censuses

1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1876 State Agricultural Census
  • 1876 State Agricultural Census: The census book is in the courthouse, Fredericktown, MO, and has been microfilmed by the State Archives, although this record appears to perhaps be incomplete. This is the only Missouri state census that has survived for Madison County.
  • Madison County State Census 1876 (book). Info in Foundation for Historic Preservation website
  • Miller, Michael G. 1876 State Census for Madison Co., Missouri: An Original Work. Fredericktown, MO: Foundation for Historical Preservation, 2001. WorldCat page
1880
1890 Special Enumeration
1900
1910
1920
1930

Churches

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

At least one online source says that Madison County court records date back to 1827, but this appears to be incorrect. Court records for the county as microfilmed by the State Archives are extant from as early as 1820, with territorial records dating back to 1810. See Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County (pdf).

Education

Genealogies and Biographies

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.

Madison County land records date back to 1819. See Missouri State Archives Guide to County and Municipal Records on Microfilm: Madison County (pdf).

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Madison County, Missouri. 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.

  • Douglass, Robert Sidney, History of Southeast Missouri, Vol. 1. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912. Google Books digital text | Internet Archive digital text
  • Historical Madison: The History of Madison County, Missouri 1818-1988. Fredericktown, MO: Heritage and Landmarks Commission and Madison County Historical Society, 1989.
  • History of Southeast Missouri. Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888. Missouri State Archives digital copy
  • Memories of Fredericktown. Info in Foundation for Historic Preservation website
  • Mills, James E. Geological Report on the Mine La Motte Estate: The Property of Hon. Rowland Hazard, Situated in Madison County, Missouri. [n.p.:] G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., 1877. Google Books page
  • Thompson, Henry Clay. A History of Madison County, Missouri. [no publication information: abt 1940]. (Originally published in installments in the Fredericktown Democrat News).

Maps

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Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Madison County

Map showing Civil War battles in Missouri

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, Missouri 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.

Madison County probate records date from 1821.

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.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Missouri. Page 402 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August 2012)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.