Leake County, Mississippi Genealogy

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Leake County Courthouse
Court Sq; PO Box 72;
Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: 601.267.7371

Clerk Chancery Court has marriage records,
divorce records from 1871,
court records, land records from 1833,
probate records from 1840 and military records from 1918. [1]

History

Parent County

1833--Leake County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Carthage [2] 

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Leake 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 Leake County. 
- 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Company E - Hall’s Company
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company C - Quitman Southrons
- Perrin's Battalion, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company D - Perkins’ 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Leake County, Mississippi page 380, 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).