Kemper County, Mississippi Genealogy

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Revision as of 21:31, 19 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Kemper County

Guide to Kemper County Mississippi genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Contents

County Courthouse

Kemper County Courthouse
Bell St; PO Box 188
De Kalb, MS 39328
Phone: 601.743.2560

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1912.
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court
and land records from 1912. [1]

History

Parent County

1833--Kemper County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: De Kalb [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1882--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Kemper 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 Kemper County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company C - Lampley’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company H - Kemper Dragoons
- 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company I - Kemper Rebels, aka Kemper Guards
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company A - Perrin’s Company
- 11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Perrin’s Company
Company F - Steele’s Company

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriage
  • 1912-1921 - Kemper County Marriage Book 1 Index 1912-1921. Bach M749544 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

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), Kemper 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).
  3. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/be/Igimississippij.pdf.