Macon County, Missouri Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Macon County

Guide to Macon County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Macon County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded January 6, 1837
County Seat Macon
Address Macon County Courthouse
101 E Washington Street
Macon, MO 63552-0096
Phone: 660.385.2913
Macon County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893;
County Recorder has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records; Circuit Court
Division 2, has probate records[1]


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The county is named after U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837).[2]

Parent County

1837--Macon County was created 6 January 1837 from Randolph County.
County seat: Macon [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Macon County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories




  • ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Moberly newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Macon County communities.


Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

  • 1857-1868 - Macon County Birth Index 1857-1868. Batch C515361 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1837-1883 - Macon County Marriage Books A thru D Index 1837-1883. Batch M515361 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1867-1882 - Macon County Marriage Books E and F Index 1867-1882. Batch M515362 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1881-1883 - Macon County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1883. Batch M515363 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1883-1885 - Macon County Marriage Book 2 Index 1883-1885. Batch M515364 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, Missouri. Page 402 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Nathaniel Macon", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at