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Guide to '''Wilcox County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1905</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1905</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1820</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1905</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1820</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Wilcox County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Wilcox County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Wilcox County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Wilcox County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent Counties]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Wilcox County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Wilcox County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Wilcox County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Wilcox County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent Counties]]'''
 
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{{ALinfobox|Wilcox|1819|December 13|Camden}}  
 
{{ALinfobox|Wilcox|1819|December 13|Camden}}  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Wilcox County Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]&nbsp;[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=wilcox Winston County Courthouse]<br>100 Broad Street<br>Camden, AL 36726 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 682-4126  
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[[Image:Wilcox County Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Wilcox County Alabama Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesRiver&countyID=wilcox Winston County Courthouse]<br>100 Broad Street<br>Camden, AL 36726 <br>Phone:&nbsp;(334) 682-4126  
  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1819  
 
Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1819  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African Americans  ====
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*Slaves and their owners extracted from the [http://www.afrigeneas.com/webbbs/attach/d/25/25166_1.pdf Fellowship Baptist Church Records], 1828-1847, Wilcox Co, AL
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*Slaves and their owners, [http://www.afrigeneas.com/webbbs/attach/d/25/25192_1.pdf Friendship Baptist Church], 1863-1864.&nbsp; Also includes 1867 members.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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Please see listings for Fellowship Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church under Resources:&nbsp; African Americans.
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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[http://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/al/wilcox Wilcox County,&nbsp;Alabama Online Historical Directories] - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
  
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Wilcox County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1380417|item|disp=FHL Book 976.138 E7b}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Wilcox County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1380417|item|disp=FHL Book 976.138 E7b}}.
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military&nbsp; ====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Wilcox County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Wilcox County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K (Wilcox True Blues)
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company C [formerly Robbins' Independent Co.]
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company D [formerly Jackson County Mounted Rifles]
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company I [formerly Lenoir County Cavalry]
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company K
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's)]], Company A [formerly 3rd TN Cavalry]
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:- [[6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C [subsequently, Company I]
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H(Mounted)
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:- [[13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K "Kings Guard"
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:- [[32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D
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:- [[38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and H
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:- [[42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
  
:*'''1805, 1820-1825, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1805, 1820-1825, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
  
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free. Incomplete.
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free. Incomplete.
  
:*'''1866-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1866-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
 
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
  
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
  
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
  
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
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Revision as of 01:18, 14 March 2013

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Guide to Wilcox County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1905
1820
1905
1865
1820
1820
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties
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Wilcox County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Wilcox County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Camden
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Wilcox County Alabama Courthouse.jpg
 Winston County Courthouse
100 Broad Street
Camden, AL 36726
Phone: (334) 682-4126

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and land records from 1819

History

Parent County

1819--Wilcox County was created 13 December 1819 from Monroe and Dallas Counties.  County seat: Camden [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18202,917
18309,548227.3%
184015,27860.0%
185017,35213.6%
186024,61841.9%
187028,37715.3%
188031,82812.2%
189030,816−3.2%
190035,63115.6%
191033,810−5.1%
192031,080−8.1%
193024,880−19.9%
194026,2795.6%
195023,476−10.7%
196018,739−20.2%
197016,303−13.0%
198014,755−9.5%
199013,568−8.0%
200013,183−2.8%
201011,670−11.5%
For tips on accessing Wilcox County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Please see listings for Fellowship Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church under Resources:  African Americans.

Court Records

Directories

Wilcox County, Alabama Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Wilcox County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Wilcox County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.138 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Wilcox County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Wilcox County.

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K (Wilcox True Blues)
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company C [formerly Robbins' Independent Co.]
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company D [formerly Jackson County Mounted Rifles]
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company I [formerly Lenoir County Cavalry]
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company K
- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Russell's), Company A [formerly 3rd TN Cavalry]
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C [subsequently, Company I]
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H(Mounted)
- 13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 23rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Kings Guard"
- 32nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D
- 38th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and H
- 42nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C



Newspapers

Probate Records

Research Guides

  • Inventory of the County Archives of Alabama: Wilcox County. Birmingham, Ala.: The Survey, 1942. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Wilcox County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1805, 1820-1825, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1866-1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Wilcox Historical Society
P.O. Box 464
Camden, Alabama 36726

Libraries

Wilcox County Library
100 Broad Street
Camden, Alabama 36726
334-682-4355

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).