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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Leake_County,_Mississippi|Leake County]]''
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Guide to '''Leake 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.leakems.com/ Leake County Courthouse]<br>Court Sq; PO Box 72; <br>Carthage, MS 39051<br>Phone: 601.267.7371<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records, <br>divorce records from 1871, <br>court records, land records from 1833, <br>probate records from 1840 and military records from 1918. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Leake 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  ====
  
'''1833'''--Leake County was created from the Choctaw Cession. &nbsp;'''County seat: '''Carthage <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1833'''--Leake County was created 23 December 1833&nbsp;from the Choctaw Cession.<br>'''County seat: '''Carthage <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Attala County, Mississippi|Attala]]
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*[[Madison County, Mississippi|Madison]]
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*[[Neshoba County, Mississippi|Neshoba]]
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*[[Newton County, Mississippi|Newton]]
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*[[Scott County, Mississippi|Scott]]
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*[[Winston County, Mississippi|Winston]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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:*'''1841''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1841 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 Territory Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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*Civil War service men from Leake 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 Leake County.&nbsp;<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves|1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves]]
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::Company E - Hall’s Company
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:- [[6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]
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::Company C - Quitman Southrons
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:- [[Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry|Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry]]
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::Company D - Perkins’ Company
  
 
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:*'''1835-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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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=192811&subject_disp=Mississippi%2C+Leake&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]<br>
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Leake|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 23:59, 15 March 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Leake County

Guide to Leake 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

Leake County Courthouse
Court Sq; PO Box 72;
Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: 601.267.7371

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records,
divorce records from 1871,
court records, land records from 1833,
probate records from 1840 and military records from 1918. [1]

History

Parent County

1833--Leake County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Carthage [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Leake 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 Leake County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company E - Hall’s Company
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Quitman Southrons
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company D - Perkins’ 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), Leake 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).