Kemper County, Mississippi

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kemper_County,_Mississippi|Kemper County]]''
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Guide to '''Kemper County Mississippi genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Kemper-County-Mississippi-Courts.htm Kemper County Courthouse]<br>Bell St; PO Box 188<br> De Kalb, MS 39328<br> Phone: 601.743.2560<br>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1912.<br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate, court<br>and land records from 1912. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kemper County, Mississippi page 380, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1833'''--Kemper County was created 23 December 1833&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession.<br>'''County seat: '''De Kalb <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1882--'''Some records were lost.
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Choctaw County, Alabama|Choctaw County, Alabama]]
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*[[Lauderdale County, Mississippi|Lauderdale]]
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*[[Neshoba County, Mississippi|Neshoba]]
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*[[Newton County, Mississippi|Newton]]
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*[[Noxubee County, Mississippi|Noxubee]]
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*[[Sumter County, Alabama|Sumter County, Alabama]]
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*[[Winston County, Mississippi|Winston]]
  
 
== 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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==== Military  ====
 
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*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.&nbsp;<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves]]
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::Company C - Lampley’s Company
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
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::Company H - Kemper Dragoons
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:- [[5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company I - Kemper Rebels, aka Kemper Guards
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:- [[Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry|Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry]]
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::Company A - Perrin’s Company
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:- [[11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry|11th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry]]
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::Company A - Perrin’s Company
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::Company F - Steele’s Company
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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:*'''1834-1888''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
== Townships and Cities ==
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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.
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Kemper|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 23:56, 15 March 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 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

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).