Choctaw County, Alabama

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Choctaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=choctaw Choctaw County Courthouse]<br>117 S. Mulberry St.<br>Butler, AL 36904 <br>Phone:(205) 459-2155<br>
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[[Image:Choctaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Choctaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=choctaw Choctaw County Courthouse]<br>117 S. Mulberry St.<br>Butler, AL 36904 <br>Phone:(205) 459-2155<br>
  
 
County Clerk has marriage probate and land records from 1873<br>Clerk Circuit Cout has court and divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Choctaw County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage probate and land records from 1873<br>Clerk Circuit Cout has court and divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Choctaw County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
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==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
  
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Choctaw County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Choctaw County.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company A, Ruffin Dragoons
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C "Brownrigg Warriors"
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D, E and F
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:- [[54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C (formerly Co. "B", 1st AL, TN, and MS Infantry)
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:- [[54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F (formerly Co. "F", 1st AL, TN, and MS Infantry)
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/choctaw/death.html Birth and Death Index] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/choctaw/death.html Birth and Death Index] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
  
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/choctaw/marriages.html Marriage Index] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/choctaw/marriages.html Marriage Index] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
  
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/choctaw/death.html Birth and Death Index] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free
 
:*[http://www.algw.org/choctaw/death.html Birth and Death Index] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Choctaw County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1881
1871
1881
1866
1871
1871
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties


Choctaw County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Choctaw County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 29, 1847
County Seat Butler
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Choctaw County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Choctaw County Courthouse
117 S. Mulberry St.
Butler, AL 36904
Phone:(205) 459-2155

County Clerk has marriage probate and land records from 1873
Clerk Circuit Cout has court and divorce records. [1]

History

Parent County

1847--Choctaw County was created 29 December 1847 from Washington and Sumter Counties.
County seat: Butler [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1859 and 1871 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Cemeteries

  • Cemetery Records of Choctaw County, Alabama. 1945. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Baptist Cemetery (Mount Sterling), Birdsong Baptist Church Cemetery, Brightwater Cemetery, Camp Spring Cemetery, Christophers Chapel Cemetery, Clear Creek Cemetery, Concord Cemetery, Ebenezor Cemetery, Episcopal Cemetery (Pushmataha), Kinibish Cemetery, Lisman Cemetery, Methodist Cemetery (Old Bethlehem), Mount Sterling Cemetery, Old Bethel Cemetery, Old Providence Cemetery, Old Tompkinsville Cemetery, Rehobath Baptist Church Cemetery (Pushmataha).

Census

For tips on accessing Choctaw County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Choctaw County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1850 8,389
1860 13,877 65.4%
1870 12,676 −8.7%
1880 15,731 24.1%
1890 17,526 11.4%
1900 18,136 3.5%
1910 18,483 1.9%
1920 20,753 12.3%
1930 20,513 −1.2%
1940 20,195 −1.6%
1950 19,152 −5.2%
1960 17,870 −6.7%
1970 16,589 −7.2%
1980 16,839 1.5%
1990 16,018 −4.9%
2000 15,922 −0.6%
2010 13,859 −13.0%
Sources:[3][4][5][6]

Church Records

Court

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

  Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Choctaw County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Choctaw County.

- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company A, Ruffin Dragoons
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C "Brownrigg Warriors"
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 40th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D, E and F
- 54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C (formerly Co. "B", 1st AL, TN, and MS Infantry)
- 54th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F (formerly Co. "F", 1st AL, TN, and MS Infantry)



Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Choctaw County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Choctaw County has two books:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Choctaw County p. 36. 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. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. 
  4. through 1960
  5. Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1952) p. 403
  6. 2006 World Almanac, p. 525