Jones County, Mississippi

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://recordsproject.com/county/mississippi/jones.asp Jones County Courthouse] <br>PO Box 1468<br>Laurel, MS 39441<br>Phone: 601.428.0527<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1882<br>and court records from 1907. <br>Clerk Chancery Court at Laurel and Ellisville, Mississippi has divorce and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jones County, Mississippi page 380, {{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  ====
  
'''1826'''--Jones County was created from Covington and Wayne Counties. &nbsp;'''County seat: '''Laurel.
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'''1826'''--Jones County was created 24 January 1826&nbsp;from [[Covington County, Mississippi|Covington]] and [[Wayne County, Mississippi|Wayne]] Counties.&nbsp;<br>'''County seats:''' Laurel &nbsp;District 2
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&nbsp;Ellisville &nbsp;District 1<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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Some records have been lost.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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Laurel
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Ellisville
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Covington County, Mississippi|Covington]]
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*[[Forrest County, Mississippi|Forrest]]
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*[[Jasper County, Mississippi|Jasper]]
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*[[Perry County, Mississippi|Perry]]
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*[[Smith County, Mississippi|Smith]]
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*[[Wayne County, Mississippi|Wayne]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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:*'''1837''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1837 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 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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:*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1880 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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LDS&nbsp;Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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*George's Camp
  
 
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==== Court  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
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*Civil War service men from Jones 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 Jones County.<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves]]
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::Company B - Nixon’s Company
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:- [[7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry|7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company C - Jones County Rebels
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::Company F - Renovators
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:- [[8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company K - Elllisville Invincibles, aka Jones County Invincibles [also listed as Co. C]
  
 
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:*'''1827-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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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=192790&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Jones&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library&nbsp;Catalog]<br>
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Jones|subject|disp=Family History Library&nbsp;Catalog}}<br>
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 04:13, 3 January 2013

 United States  Gotoarrow.png Mississippi  Gotoarrow.png Jones County


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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Jones County Courthouse
PO Box 1468
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: 601.428.0527

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1882
and court records from 1907.
Clerk Chancery Court at Laurel and Ellisville, Mississippi has divorce and land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1826--Jones County was created 24 January 1826 from Covington and Wayne Counties. 
County seats: Laurel  District 2

 Ellisville  District 1[2]


Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some records have been lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Laurel

Ellisville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • George's Camp

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Jones 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 Jones County.
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company B - Nixon’s Company
- 7th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Jones County Rebels
Company F - Renovators
- 8th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company K - Elllisville Invincibles, aka Jones County Invincibles [also listed as Co. C]

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jones County, Mississippi page 380, 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).