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{{Mississippi-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] > [[Mississippi]]  > Hancock County''  
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{{Mississippi-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hancock County, Mississippi|Hancock County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1812'''--Hancock County was created 18 December 1812&nbsp;from the Mobile District.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Bay St. Louis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
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'''1812'''--Hancock County was created 18 December 1812&nbsp;from the Mobile District.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Bay St. Louis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=56750 Turtleskin Cemetery, Picayune] BillionGraves. Has unusual layout, extremely narrow lot but quite long.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=56750 Turtleskin Cemetery, Picayune] BillionGraves. Has unusual layout, extremely narrow lot but quite long.  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=54666 Bayou Cove Cemetery, Kiln] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=54666 Bayou Cove Cemetery, Kiln] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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:*'''1823''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1823 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1825''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1825 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1830''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1830 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1840 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1845 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1853''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1853 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1866 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|1870 State Census Returns}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry|3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry]]  
 
::Company F - Shieldsboro Rifles  
 
::Company F - Shieldsboro Rifles  
::Company G - Gainesville Volunteers
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::Company G - Gainesville Volunteers  
 
:- [[17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry|17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
:- [[17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry|17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry]]  
 
::Company B - Poitevent’s Company
 
::Company B - Poitevent’s Company
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1814-1817''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|Territorial Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
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:*'''1850-1897''' - {{RecordSearch|1919687|County Tax Rolls}}, courtesy: [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch] - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Mississippi counties]]
 
[[Category:Hancock_County,_Mississippi]]
 
[[Category:Hancock_County,_Mississippi]]

Revision as of 22:57, 5 April 2012

Template:Mississippi-stub United States Gotoarrow.png Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Hancock County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1812--Hancock County was created 18 December 1812 from the Mobile District.
County seat: Bay St. Louis [1] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863--Some records were lost.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bay St. Louis

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Hancock 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 Hancock County. 
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company F - Shieldsboro Rifles
Company G - Gainesville Volunteers
- 17th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Company B - Poitevent’s Company

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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

References

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