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Guide to '''Benton County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Guide to '''Benton County Mississippi genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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<br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Benton County
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| state = Mississippi
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| founded year = 1870
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| founded date = 21 July
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| seat = [[Ashland, Mississippi|Ashland]]
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| building image = MississippiBentonCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Benton County Courthouse]<br>Main St; PO Box 218; <br>Ashland, MS 38603-0000<br> Phone: 662.224.,6300<br>[http://www.co.benton.mn.us/ '''Benton County Courthouse''']
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== County Information ==
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=== Benton County, Mississippi Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.benton.mn.us/ Benton County Courthouse]<br>Main St; PO Box 218; <br>Ashland, MS 38603-0000<br> Phone: 662.224.,6300<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce,<br> probate and land records from 1871. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Mississippi page 378, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.benton.mn.us/ Benton County Courthouse]<br>Main St; PO Box 218; <br>Ashland, MS 38603-0000<br> Phone: 662.224.,6300<br><br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records from 1871. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Mississippi page 378, {{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  ====
  
'''1870'''--Benton County was created 21 July 1870&nbsp;from [[Marshall County, Mississippi|Marshall]] and [[Tippah County, Mississippi|Tippah]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Ashland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1870'''--Benton County was created 21 July 1870&nbsp;from [[Marshall County, Mississippi Genealogy|Marshall]] and [[Tippah County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tippah]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Ashland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps"] (1643-1947) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Hardeman County, Tennessee|Hardeman County, Tennessee]]  
 
*[[Hardeman County, Tennessee|Hardeman County, Tennessee]]  
*[[Marshall County, Mississippi|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Mississippi Genealogy|Marshall]]  
*[[Tippah County, Mississippi|Tippah]]  
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*[[Tippah County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tippah]]  
*[[Union County, Mississippi|Union]]
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*[[Union County, Mississippi Genealogy|Union]]
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=27&GScnty=1516&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|529210|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=27&CScnty=1516 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msbenton/bcemeteries.htm MSGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Benton+Mississippi&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Mississippi&county=Benton&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ms/benton.htm MSGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/mississippi/ms-benton.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/ms/benton.htm MSInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19802&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=74&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{Census|Mississippi}}  
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{{Census|Mississippi}}
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*1805 - 1890 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556 Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1660 - 1820 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2234 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1792 - 1866 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1125 Mississippi, State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{MS Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{MS Land}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/250055?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deed records, 1870-1887; index to deeds, 1870-1892]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/land/blm/benton-a-l.txt Benton County, Mississippi Land Patents Database, Surnames A-L] USGenWeb Archvies
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/land/blm/benton-m-z.txt Benton County, Mississippi Land Patents Database, Surnames M-Z] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MS History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/mississippi/ Maps of Mississippi (1643-1947)]
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==== Military ====
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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932375|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932409|Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1889-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1979942|Mississippi, Confederate Records, 1889-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1900-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1936413|Mississippi, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1900-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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=====World War I=====
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*World War I Registrants, Birth Information, Benton County, Mississippi, USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww1/registrants/ben-a.txt Surnames A-B]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww1/registrants/ben-c.txt Surnames C]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww1/registrants/ben-d.txt Surnames D-F]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww1/registrants/ben-g.txt Surnames G-H]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww1/registrants/ben-i.txt Surnames I-L]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww1/registrants/ben-m.txt Surnames M]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww1/registrants/ben-n.txt Surnames N-P]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww1/registrants/ben-n.txt Surnames Q-S]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww1/registrants/ben-t.txt Surnames T-Z]
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww2/enlistment/bentonco77gmt.txt World War II Enlistees, Surnames ADAIR - KYLE] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ms/benton/military/ww2/enlistment/bentonco78gmt.txt World War II Enlistees, Surnames LAKEY - YOUNG] USGenWeb Archives
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{MS Newspaper abstracts|Benton}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{MS Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1780 – 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8995 Mississippi Wills and Probate Records 1780-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''<br>
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*'''1781 – 1930''' {{RecordSearch|2036959| Mississippi Probate Records 1781-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images <br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MS Tax Intro}}
  
 
:*'''1870-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
 
:*'''1870-1896''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Vital Records ====
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{{MS Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1800-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1680835|Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1776-1935''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7842 Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1826-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4585 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1826-1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3739 Mississippi Marriages, 1826-50] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''to 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2093 Mississippi Marriages to 1825] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1870-1881''' - Benton County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1870-1881. Batch {{IGI|M516741}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1881-1898''' - Benton County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1881-1898. Batches {{IGI|M516742}} and {{IGI|M516743}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1898-1909''' - Benton County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1898-1909. Batch {{IGI|M735003}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1909-1922''' - Benton County Marriage Book 7 Index 1909-1922. Batch {{IGI|M734866}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1909-1917''' - Benton County Marriage Book 8 Index 1909-1917. Batch {{IGI|M734839}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1870-1922''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/243073?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1870-1922]]
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1871-1972''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/243081?availability=Family%20History%20Library Will records, 1871-1972] Viewable
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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Benton County Historical & Genealogical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 683<br>
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Ashland, MS 38603-0683<br>
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Phone:  662-556-8996<br> <br>
  
===== Marriage =====
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Benton County Library -Ashland<br> 
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P O Box 216<br> 
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Ashland, MS 38603-0216 <br>
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Phone: 662-224-6400 <br>
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Fax: 662-224-6304 <br> <br>
  
*'''1870-1881''' - Benton County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1870-1881. Batch {{IGI|M516741}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.</ref>
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Hickory Flat Public Library <br>  
*'''1881-1898''' - Benton County Marriage Books 3 and 4 Index 1881-1898. Batches {{IGI|M516742}} and {{IGI|M516743}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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47 Oak Street <br>  
*'''1898-1909''' - Benton County Marriage Books 5 and 6 Index 1898-1909. Batch {{IGI|M735003}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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Hickory Flat, MS 38633<br>  
*'''1909-1922''' - Benton County Marriage Book 7 Index 1909-1922. Batch {{IGI|M734866}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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662-333-7633<br> <br>  
*'''1909-1917''' - Benton County Marriage Book 8 Index 1909-1917. Batch {{IGI|M734839}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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Benton County Chancery Clerk <br>
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190 Ripley Ave <br>
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Ashland, MS 38603-6008<br> 
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Phone: 662- 224-6300<br> <br>
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/ms-society-archive/ Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/mississippi/benton-county/ Benton County, MS History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Benton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://plus.google.com/communities/111918998635232011689 Mississippi Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/134148333326756/ Mississippi Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msbenton/ Benton County, MSGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ms/benton.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Mississippi%2C+Benton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Mississippi|Mississippi}} {{Mississippi-stub}}  
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<references />{{Mississippi|Mississippi}}  
  
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[[Category:Benton County, Mississippi]]

Latest revision as of 21:30, 28 February 2017

United States
Mississippi
Benton County

Guide to Benton County, Mississippi ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Benton County, Mississippi
Map
Map of Mississippi highlighting Benton County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Location of Mississippi in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 21 July, 1870
County Seat Ashland
Courthouse
MississippiBentonCourthouse.jpg
Address Benton County Courthouse]
Main St; PO Box 218;
Ashland, MS 38603-0000
Phone: 662.224.,6300
Benton County Courthouse


County Information

Benton County, Mississippi Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Benton County, Mississippi Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1870

1880
1870
1871


County Courthouse

Benton County Courthouse
Main St; PO Box 218;
Ashland, MS 38603-0000
Phone: 662.224.,6300

Clerk Chancery Court has divorce, probate and land records from 1871. [1]

History

Parent County

1870--Benton County was created 21 July 1870 from Marshall and Tippah Counties.
County seat: Ashland [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Mississippi county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Mississippi County Boundary Maps" (1643-1947) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MSGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MSGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MSInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Mississippi denominations, view the Mississippi Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Mississippi Land and Property for additional information about early Mississippi land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Benton County, Mississippi Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Mississippi Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War
World War I
  • World War I Registrants, Birth Information, Benton County, Mississippi, USGenWeb Archives
World War II

Naturalization

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Benton County, Mississippi Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Benton County, Mississippi Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Benton County, Mississippi Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930. See the wiki page Mississippi Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Records

Taxation

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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. Mississippi law did not require keeping birth or death records until 1912. Births and deaths are kept by the Mississippi Bureau of Vital Statistics. Marriage records are kept by the county. See also How to order Mississippi Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Mississippi Vital Records for more information on getting Mississippi records.

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Benton County Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 683
Ashland, MS 38603-0683
Phone: 662-556-8996

Benton County Library -Ashland
P O Box 216
Ashland, MS 38603-0216
Phone: 662-224-6400
Fax: 662-224-6304

Hickory Flat Public Library
47 Oak Street
Hickory Flat, MS 38633
662-333-7633

Benton County Chancery Clerk
190 Ripley Ave
Ashland, MS 38603-6008
Phone: 662- 224-6300

See also a List of Mississippi Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Mississippi page 378, 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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/ce/Igimississippia.pdf.