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County Courthouse

Pontotoc County Courthouse
PO Box 209;
Pontotoc, MS 38863-0209;
Phone: 662.489.3900

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

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County. 
- 1st Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Miller's)
Company B - Pontotoc Dragoons
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company E - Polk Rangers
Company I - Pontotoc Dragoons
Company K - Pontotoc Dragoons No. 2
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)
Company C - Reub Davis Rebels
- 2nd Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry (Harris's)
Company A - Weatherall’s Company
Company B - Wood’s Company
Company C - Rye’s Compay
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company G - Pontotoc Rangers also Peery’s Company (county of origin not specified)
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company D - Wilson’s Company
Company E - Mississippi Rangers
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company G – Pontotoc Minute Men
Company H – Coonewah Rifles
Company I – Cherry Creek Rifles
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry (Ashcraft's)
Company B - Fears’ Company
Company C - Patton’s Company
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company G -- Mississippi Volunteers
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company F - Duncan’s Company
Company I - McKenzie’s Company, aka Young’s Company

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pontotoc County, Mississippi page 382, 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).

 

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