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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Jackson County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Jackson County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Jackson County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jackson County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jackson County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1892</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1851</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1892</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1819</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1820</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Jackson County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Jackson County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Jackson County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Jackson County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALinfobox|Jackson|1819|December 13|Scottsboro}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jackson County
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| state = Alabama
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| founded year = 1819
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| founded date = December 13
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| seat = Scottsboro
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| building image = Jackson County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
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| building address =  Jackson County Courthouse<br>102 Laurel St.<br>Scottsboro, AL 35768 <br>Phone:(256) 574-9320 [http://www.jacksoncountyal.com/ '''County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
[[Image:Jackson County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Jackson County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.jacksoncountyal.com/ Jackson County Courthouse]&nbsp;<br>102 Laurel St.,<br>Scottsboro, AL 35768 <br>Phone:(256) 574-9320
 
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1851,<br>probate records from 1850,<br>land records from 1835 and 1900 Civil War Vets list;<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1920<br>and divorce records from 1895;&nbsp;<br>County Health Department has birth and death records;<br>&nbsp;Public library has cemetery records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County p. 37. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1851,<br>probate records from 1850,<br>land records from 1835 and 1900 Civil War Vets list;<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1920<br>and divorce records from 1895;&nbsp;<br>County Health Department has birth and death records;<br>&nbsp;Public library has cemetery records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County p. 37. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
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[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Andrew Jackson.JPG]]  
  
 
The county is named after War of 1812 hero [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson Andrew Jackson] (1767-1845) who became Seventh President of the United States in 1829.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Alabama "Jackson County, Alabama,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after War of 1812 hero [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson Andrew Jackson] (1767-1845) who became Seventh President of the United States in 1829.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Alabama "Jackson County, Alabama,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps"] (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
{{Fire}} '''1864''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. Will Book K (begins mid-1850s) is the earliest will book that survives.<br>  
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{{Fire}}Dale County had destructive courthouse fires in 1864, and 1920. See ''Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide&nbsp;'' pages 27-28 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.<ref>Marilyn Davis Barefield, ''Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide'' (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 27-28. {{WorldCat|42306439|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|817729|item|disp=FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998}}.</ref><br><br>  
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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{{Fire+}}
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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For a list of record loss in Alabama counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-counties.html#courthouse Alabama Counties with Burned Courthouses]
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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[[Image:Aljackson.jpg|right]]
*[[Dade County, Georgia|Dade County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Dade County, Georgia Genealogy|Dade County, Georgia]]  
*[[De Kalb County, Alabama|De Kalb]]  
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*[[De Kalb County, Alabama Genealogy|De Kalb]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Tennessee|Franklin County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Tennessee|Franklin County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Lincoln County, Tennessee|Lincoln County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Lincoln County, Tennessee|Lincoln County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Madison County, Alabama|Madison]]  
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*[[Madison County, Alabama Genealogy|Madison]]  
 
*[[Marion County, Tennessee|Marion County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Marion County, Tennessee|Marion County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Marshall County, Alabama|Marshall]]
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*[[Marshall County, Alabama Genealogy|Marshall]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,112884,n,abbott%20cemetery.cfm Abbott Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,112884,n,abbott%20cemetery.cfm Abbott Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,112885,n,abbott%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Abbott Chapel Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,112885,n,abbott%20chapel%20cemetery.cfm Abbott Chapel Cemetery]  
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129209,n,woods%20cove%20cemetery.cfm Woods Cove Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,129209,n,woods%20cove%20cemetery.cfm Woods Cove Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27247 Zions Rest Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=27247 Zions Rest Cemetery]
 
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*Douthat, James L. ''Guntersville Reservoir Cemeteries.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/al/details/al-0001w.html Mountain Press].  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Guntersville Reservoir Cemeteries.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/al/details/al-0001w.html Mountain Press].  
 
*Sumner, Christine P. ''Jackson County Alabama Records.'' Vol. 1. Scottsboro, Ala., 1971. Digital version at {{FSbook|115984}} - free. Includes Beech Grove Cemetery, Kirkpatrick Cemetery, Smith Cemetery, Travis Cemetery, and Union Cemetery.  
 
*Sumner, Christine P. ''Jackson County Alabama Records.'' Vol. 1. Scottsboro, Ala., 1971. Digital version at {{FSbook|115984}} - free. Includes Beech Grove Cemetery, Kirkpatrick Cemetery, Smith Cemetery, Travis Cemetery, and Union Cemetery.  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{AL Church Intro}}
  
 
===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
  
Minutes of the Union Primitive Baptist Church (Woodville, Ala.) from 1840 to 1842 were published in Volume 1 of ''Jackson County Alabama Records,'' available online at {{FSbook|115984}} - free. (Begins on page 74.)  
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Minutes of the Union Primitive Baptist Church (Woodville, Ala.) from 1840 to 1842 were published in Volume 1 of ''Jackson County Alabama Records,'' available online at {{FSbook|115984}} - free. (Begins on page 74.)
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{AL Land Intro}}
  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
 
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
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Many early Jackson County land entries (starting in 1830) were published in Volume 2 of ''Jackson County Alabama Records'' by Christine P. Sumner, which is available online at {{FSbook|115993}} - free. (Begins on page 1.)  
 
Many early Jackson County land entries (starting in 1830) were published in Volume 2 of ''Jackson County Alabama Records'' by Christine P. Sumner, which is available online at {{FSbook|115993}} - free. (Begins on page 1.)  
  
For recent deeds, check: [http://www.deltacomputersystems.com/AL/AL39/drlinkquerya.html Probate Court Land Index]  
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For recent deeds, check: [http://www.deltacomputersystems.com/AL/AL39/drlinkquerya.html Probate Court Land Index]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AL History Intro}}
  
 
:*Kennamer, John Robert. ''History of Jackson County.'' Winchester, Tenn.: Press of Southern Print. and Pub. Co., 1935. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25715 Ancestry] ($).
 
:*Kennamer, John Robert. ''History of Jackson County.'' Winchester, Tenn.: Press of Southern Print. and Pub. Co., 1935. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25715 Ancestry] ($).
  
==== Maps ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/alabama/ Maps of Alabama (1799-1980)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== &nbsp;Military  ====
 
==== &nbsp;Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AL Newspaper abstracts|Jackson}}
  
 
Abstracts of ''The Bellefonte Courier'' (1839), ''The Jackson County Herald'' (1868), ''The Era &amp; Star'' (1873), ''The Scottsboro Citizen'' (1879-1880, 1917), ''The Jackson County Sentinel'' (1932-1933, 1937), and ''The Progressive Age'' (1937) were published in:  
 
Abstracts of ''The Bellefonte Courier'' (1839), ''The Jackson County Herald'' (1868), ''The Era &amp; Star'' (1873), ''The Scottsboro Citizen'' (1879-1880, 1917), ''The Jackson County Sentinel'' (1932-1933, 1937), and ''The Progressive Age'' (1937) were published in:  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AL Probate Intro}}
  
 
Early will books were destroyed in a fire. Will Book K, which begins in the mid-1850s, is the earliest Jackson County will book that survives. A portion of it was published in Volume 2 of ''Jackson County Alabama Records'' by Christine P. Sumner, which is available online at {{FSbook|115993}} - free. (Begins on page 16.)  
 
Early will books were destroyed in a fire. Will Book K, which begins in the mid-1850s, is the earliest Jackson County will book that survives. A portion of it was published in Volume 2 of ''Jackson County Alabama Records'' by Christine P. Sumner, which is available online at {{FSbook|115993}} - free. (Begins on page 16.)  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AL Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Jackson County is in District 3.
 
:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Jackson County is in District 3.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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{{AL Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-vital-records/ How to order Alabama Vital Records]
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Birth Records =====
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:*'''1892-1896''' - Jackson County Birth Index 1892-1896. Batch {{IGI|C593285}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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:*'''1914-1917''' - Jackson County Birth Index 1914-1917. Batch {{IGI|C593286}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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:*'''1881 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1800, 1833, 1851-1901, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); 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>
 
:*'''1800, 1833, 1851-1901, 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>
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
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:*'''1851-1929''' - Jackson County Marriage Books A-I and 2-7 Index 1851-1929 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igialabamadj.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
:*'''1851–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
 
:*'''1851–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
  
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1809 – 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1743384|Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1816 – 1957''' {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1800 – 1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1809 – 1920''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 Alabama Marriages,
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:*'''1809-1920''' (Selected Counties)] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Death Records =====
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''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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:*'''1892''' - Jackson County Death Index 1892. Batch {{IGI|B593286}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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:*'''1892-1896''' - Jackson County Death Index 1892-1896. Batch {{IGI|B745799}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''1908–1959''' [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}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1914-1917''' - Jackson County Death Index 1914-1917. Batch {{IGI|B593288}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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:*'''1881 – 1952''' {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1908 – 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974}} at
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[https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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:*'''1881 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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:*'''1908 – 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 Alabama Deaths,
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:*'''1908-59'''] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
 
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:*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/jackson/webbbs_config.pl Jackson County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection]
 
:*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/al/jackson/webbbs_config.pl Jackson County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection]
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[[Category:IGIcheck]]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/al-society-archive/ List of Alabama Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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**Bob Jones Rd &amp; 113 Greenwood A<br>Scottsboro, Jackson, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 256-259-1501 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;W 6pm-8pm<br><br>
 
**Bob Jones Rd &amp; 113 Greenwood A<br>Scottsboro, Jackson, Alabama, United States<br>'''Phone''': 256-259-1501 <br>'''Hours''':&nbsp;W 6pm-8pm<br><br>
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Jackson County Alabama Genealogy Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/alabama/jackson-county/ Jackson County, AL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/jackson.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/jackson.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aljackso/ Jackson County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aljackso/ Jackson County ALGenWeb ]~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Jackson/ Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Jackson/ Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Jackson County Alabama Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:00, 8 May 2015

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Jackson County

Guide to Jackson County, Alabama ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records



Jackson County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Scottsboro
Courthouse
Jackson County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Address Jackson County Courthouse
102 Laurel St.
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Phone:(256) 574-9320 County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1851,
probate records from 1850,
land records from 1835 and 1900 Civil War Vets list;
Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1920
and divorce records from 1895; 
County Health Department has birth and death records;
 Public library has cemetery records [1]

History

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The county is named after War of 1812 hero Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) who became Seventh President of the United States in 1829.[2]

Parent County

1819--Jackson County was created 13 December 1819 from the Cherokee Cession of 1816.
County seat: Scottsboro [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Alabama county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Alabama County Boundary Maps" (1799-1980) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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Dale County had destructive courthouse fires in 1864, and 1920. See Research in Alabama: A Genealogical Guide  pages 27-28 for suggested alternative sources to overcome this loss.[4]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


For a list of record loss in Alabama counties see: Alabama Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bridgeport Higdon Paint Rock Section
Bryant Hollywood Pisgah Skyline
Dutton Hytop Pleasant Groves Stevenson
Flat Rock Langston Scottsboro Woodville

Neighboring Counties

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Resources

Bible Records

Bibles of the Edmonds, Flowers, Green, Hembree, Hunt (3), Jenkins, Keeble, Kirby (2), Larkin, Lindsay, McKelvy, Price, and Stewart families were published in Volume 1 of Jackson County Alabama Records by Christine P. Sumner, which is available online at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Volume 2 includes Bibles of the Acklen, Caperton, Cotton, Harris, Hunt, Lewis, Smith, and Woosley families. It is also available online at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Biography

  • Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical. Birmingham, Ala.: Smith and De Land, 1888. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy begins on page 92.

Cemeteries


  • Douthat, James L. Guntersville Reservoir Cemeteries. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free surname index and publisher's bookstore at Mountain Press.
  • Sumner, Christine P. Jackson County Alabama Records. Vol. 1. Scottsboro, Ala., 1971. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Beech Grove Cemetery, Kirkpatrick Cemetery, Smith Cemetery, Travis Cemetery, and Union Cemetery.
  • Sumner, Christine P. Jackson County Alabama Records. Vol. 2. Scottsboro, Ala., 1972. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Dodson Family Cemetery and Larkin Cemetery.

Census

Jackson County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 8,751
1830 12,700 45.1%
1840 15,715 23.7%
1850 14,088 −10.4%
1860 18,283 29.8%
1870 19,410 6.2%
1880 25,114 29.4%
1890 28,026 11.6%
1900 30,508 8.9%
1910 32,918 7.9%
1920 35,864 8.9%
1930 36,881 2.8%
1940 41,802 13.3%
1950 38,998 −6.7%
1960 36,681 −5.9%
1970 39,202 6.9%
1980 51,407 31.1%
1990 47,796 −7.0%
2000 53,926 12.8%
2010 53,227 −1.3%
For tips on accessing Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy census records online, see: Alabama 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 Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Baptist

Minutes of the Union Primitive Baptist Church (Woodville, Ala.) from 1840 to 1842 were published in Volume 1 of Jackson County Alabama Records, available online at FamilySearch Books Online - free. (Begins on page 74.)

Court Records

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 Alabama Land and Property for additional information about early Alabama land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Jackson County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.195 E7b.

Many early Jackson County land entries (starting in 1830) were published in Volume 2 of Jackson County Alabama Records by Christine P. Sumner, which is available online at FamilySearch Books Online - free. (Begins on page 1.)

For recent deeds, check: Probate Court Land Index

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alabama Local Histories.

  • Kennamer, John Robert. History of Jackson County. Winchester, Tenn.: Press of Southern Print. and Pub. Co., 1935. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

 Military

Civil War 

Civil War service men from Jackson 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 Jackson County.

- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's), Company E and G
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K(Larkinsville Guards)
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F [subsequently, Company K]
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Raccoon Roughs" [subsequently, Company D]
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Railroad Guards"
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Comapny G "North Alabama Sharpshooters"
- 49th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C, formerly Company F, 2nd Battalion



  • Blevins, Jerry. Sequatchie Valley Soldiers in the Civil War: Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion and Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee and Jackson County in Alabama. Huntsville, Ala.: J. Blevins, 1990. FHL Book 976.87 M2b.

A list of individuals who appear on the 1907 CSA Soldiers Census was published in Volume 2 of Jackson County Alabama Records by Christine P. Sumner, which is available online at FamilySearch Books Online - free. (Begins on page 23.)

Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Abstracts of The Bellefonte Courier (1839), The Jackson County Herald (1868), The Era & Star (1873), The Scottsboro Citizen (1879-1880, 1917), The Jackson County Sentinel (1932-1933, 1937), and The Progressive Age (1937) were published in:

  • 1839-1937 (gaps) - Caver, Larry E. Abstracts from Alabama Newspapers, Volume II: Limestone County, Madison County, Marshall County, Jackson County. Carrollton, Miss.: Pioneer Publishing Co., 2007. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy Courthouse. Many records are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

See the wiki page Alabama 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 places of residence.

Record types: Wills, dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, and bonds.

Early will books were destroyed in a fire. Will Book K, which begins in the mid-1850s, is the earliest Jackson County will book that survives. A portion of it was published in Volume 2 of Jackson County Alabama Records by Christine P. Sumner, which is available online at FamilySearch Books Online - free. (Begins on page 16.)

  • 1830-1976 - Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.

Taxation

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Jackson County is in District 3.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Alabama State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Alabama. See also How to order Alabama Vital Records


Birth Records
  • 1892-1896 - Jackson County Birth Index 1892-1896. Batch C593285 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1914-1917 - Jackson County Birth Index 1914-1917. Batch C593286 at FamilySearch - free.[5]


Marriage Records
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1800, 1833, 1851-1901, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1851–1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death Records
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); 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.
  • 1892 - Jackson County Death Index 1892. Batch B593286 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1892-1896 - Jackson County Death Index 1892-1896. Batch B745799 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1914-1917 - Jackson County Death Index 1914-1917. Batch B593288 at FamilySearch - free.[5]

FamilySearch.org — index


Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Jackson County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs.com:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Jackson County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Jackson County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County p. 37. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Jackson County, Alabama," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Marilyn Davis Barefield, Researching in Alabama: a Genealogical Guide (Birmingham, Alabama : Birmingham Public Library, 1998), 27-28. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 976.1 D27b 1998.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf.

 

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