Hancock County, Mississippi

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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt; [[Mississippi (state)|Mississippi]] &nbsp;&gt; Hancock County''  
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{{Mississippi-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hancock_County,_Mississippi|Hancock County]]''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.hancockcountyms.gov/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>150 Main St; <br>BAY St. Louis MS 39520<br>Phone: 228.467.5404<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records. <br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Mississippi page 379, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1812'''--Hancock County was created 18 December 1812&nbsp;from the Mobile District.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Bay St. Louis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
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'''1812'''--Hancock County was created 18 December 1812&nbsp;from the Mobile District.<br>'''County seat:''' Bay St. Louis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
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Courtesy of the Hancock County Historical Society:
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[http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/reference/alphabetfile.htm Alphabet File] of newspaper articles, publications, etc. indexed by surnames and subjects by Charles H. Gray
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=56750 Turtleskin Cemetery, Picayune] BillionGraves. Has unusual layout, extremely narrow lot but quite long.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=54666 Bayou Cove Cemetery, Kiln] BillionGraves
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*Courtesy of the Hancock County Historical Society: [http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/reference/cemeteries.htm Hancock County Cemeteries]&nbsp;includes the following cemeteries (Please note that these are not 100&nbsp;% complete - they are a work in progress):
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| Barth
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| Flat Top-Harmony Baptist Church
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| Pearlington
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| Bayou Caddy
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| Gainesville
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| Pearson
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| Bayou Coco
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| Gardens of Memory
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| Powell
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| Bayou LaCroix
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| Gipson
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| Rotten Bayou-St. Joseph
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| Belle Isle
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| Gulfcoast Memorial
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| Saint Mary
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| Breland
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| Gulfside Assembly
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| Smith
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| Brothers of the Sacred Heart
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| Holden-Thompson
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| Spring Branch Church
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| Caesar
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| Kiln
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| St. Augustine
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| Catahoula
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| Koch
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| Standard Sandhill
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| Cedar Rest
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| Lakeshore
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| The Point
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| Choctaw Oaks
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| Leetown
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| Turtleskin
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| Christ Episcopal
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| Little Rotten Bayou
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| Victor Ladner
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| Cowand
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| Logtown
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| <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1344455354654_681">Washington Road</span>
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| Crane Creek
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| McQueen
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| Waveland
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| Doby
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| Mitchell
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| Westonia
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| Elmer
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| Napoleon
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| Wolf Creek Baptist Church
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| Fayard
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| Necaise Crossing
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| Fenton SandHill - Alphonse G. Malley
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| New Hope Baptist Church
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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:*'''1823''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1823 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1825''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1825 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1830''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1830 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1840 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*Bay St. Louis
 
*Bay St. Louis
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Courtesy of the Hancock County Historical Society:
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[http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/reference/churchrecs.htm Catholic Church Records Index]: Includes Our Lady of the Gulf Church in Bay Saint Louis and the Church of the Annunciation in Kiln, Mississippi
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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Courtesy of Hancock County Historical Society:
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[http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/reference/deeds.htm Early Hancock County Land Records: Transcription of Book B]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Civil War service men from Hancock 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 Hancock County.&nbsp;<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company F - Shieldsboro Rifles
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::Company G - Gainesville Volunteers
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:- [[17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry|17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry]]
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::Company B - Poitevent’s Company
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1814''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free. (browse under Hancock, Jackson, Mobile)
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:*'''1814-1817''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1850-1897''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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Courtesy of the Hancock County Historical Society:
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*[http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/reference/indexmarriage.htm Hancock County Marriage Index (1849-1956)]
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*[http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/reference/indexdivorce.htm Hancock County Divorce Index (1916-1950)]
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*[http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/reference/indexobits.htm Hancock County Obituary Index]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192756&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Hancock&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*Hancock [http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/society/letter.htm County Historical Society]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Mississippi_counties]]

Revision as of 04:10, 3 January 2013

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Hancock County Courthouse
150 Main St;
BAY St. Louis MS 39520
Phone: 228.467.5404

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

History

Parent County

1812--Hancock County was created 18 December 1812 from the Mobile District.
County seat: Bay St. Louis [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Courtesy of the Hancock County Historical Society:

Alphabet File of newspaper articles, publications, etc. indexed by surnames and subjects by Charles H. Gray

Cemeteries

Barth Flat Top-Harmony Baptist Church Pearlington
Bayou Caddy Gainesville Pearson
Bayou Coco Gardens of Memory Powell
Bayou LaCroix Gipson Rotten Bayou-St. Joseph
Belle Isle Gulfcoast Memorial Saint Mary
Breland Gulfside Assembly Smith
Brothers of the Sacred Heart Holden-Thompson Spring Branch Church
Caesar Kiln St. Augustine
Catahoula Koch Standard Sandhill
Cedar Rest Lakeshore The Point
Choctaw Oaks Leetown Turtleskin
Christ Episcopal Little Rotten Bayou Victor Ladner
Cowand Logtown Washington Road
Crane Creek McQueen Waveland
Doby Mitchell Westonia
Elmer Napoleon Wolf Creek Baptist Church
Fayard Necaise Crossing
Fenton SandHill - Alphonse G. Malley New Hope Baptist Church


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Census

For tips on accessing Hancock County, Mississippi census records online, see: Mississippi Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bay St. Louis

Courtesy of the Hancock County Historical Society:

Catholic Church Records Index: Includes Our Lady of the Gulf Church in Bay Saint Louis and the Church of the Annunciation in Kiln, Mississippi

Court

Land

Courtesy of Hancock County Historical Society:

Early Hancock County Land Records: Transcription of Book B

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Hancock 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 Hancock County. 
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company F - Shieldsboro Rifles
Company G - Gainesville Volunteers
- 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Company B - Poitevent’s Company

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Courtesy of the Hancock County Historical Society:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Mississippi page 379, 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).