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

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Marshall County Courthouse
PO Box 219;
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662.252.4431

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce,
probate and land records from 1836. [1]


Parent County

1836--Marshall County was created 9 February 1836 from the Chickasaw Cession.
County seat: Holly Spring [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some early records are lost.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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



Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]


  • Matthews, Paul A. Early Families of the Memphis Area: Profiles of 135 Families of Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto and Marshall Counties in Mississippi: With Historical Time Lines and Photogrpahs of Those Counties. Memphis, Tennessee: Descendants of Early Settlers of Shelby and Adjoining Counties, 2008. FHL US/CAN Book 976 D2m.



Local Histories



  • Civil War service men from Marshall 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 Marshall County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)
Company A - Walker Reserves
Company F - Alcorn Rifles
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans [Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s]
Company F - Reason’s Company
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Richmond’s Company
- 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company G - McKissack’s Company
Company K - Bowles’ Company, aka McEwen’s Company
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Old)
Company B - Home Guards
Company D - Jeff Davis Rifles
Company F - Quitman Rifle Guards
- 9th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company F - Capt. Keith’s Company
Company K - Capt. Monroe’s Company




Mississippi tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Mississippi Taxation.

Vital Records

  • 1836-1860 - Marshall County Marriage Index 1836-1860. Batch M520141 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1860-1870 - Marshall county Marriage Index 1860-1870. Batch M520142 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1870-1873 - Marshall County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1870-1873. Batch M520143 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1873-1877 - Marshall County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1873-1877. Batch M520144 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1877-1880 - Marshall County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1877-1880. Batch M520145 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1880-1885 - Marshall County Marriage Books 7 and 8 Index 1880-1885. Batches M520146 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1885-1890 - Marshall County Marriage Books 9 thru 10 Index 1885-1890. Batch M520147 and M520148 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1890-1895 - Marshall County Marriage Books 11 thru 13 Index 1890-1895. Batch M520149 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1894-1899 - Marshall County Marriage Books 14 and 15 Index 1894-1899. Batches M714241 and M749070 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1899-1903 - Marshall County Marriage Books 16 and 17 Index 1899-1903. Batch M749080 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1903-1905 - Marshall County Marriage Book 18 Index 1903-1905. Batch M749053 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1905-1908 - Marshall County Marriage Books 19 and 20 Index 1905-1908. Batch M749026 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1908-1912 - Marshall County Marriage Books 21 and 22 Index 1908-1912. Batch M749048 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1912-1916 - Marshall County Marriage Books 23 and 24 Index 1912-1916. Batch M749051 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marshall County, Mississippi page 381, 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. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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