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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Newton_County,_Missouri|Newton County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Newton County, Missouri|Newton County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Newton County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Newton County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{MODC}}  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| founded year = 1838
 
| founded year = 1838
 
| founded date = December 30
 
| founded date = December 30
| seat = Neosho
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| seat = [[Neosho, Missouri|Neosho]]
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
 
| building address = Newton County Courthouse<br> 101 S Wood Street<br>Neosho, MO 64850<br>Phone: 417.451.8220<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Newton.htm '''Newton County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Newton County Courthouse<br> 101 S Wood Street<br>Neosho, MO 64850<br>Phone: 417.451.8220<br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MO_Newton.htm '''Newton County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Newton County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
&nbsp;<br><br>&nbsp;County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Missouri. Page 403 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Missouri. Page 403 {{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  ====
  
'''1838--'''Newton County was created 30 December 1838&nbsp;from [[Barry County, Missouri|Barry]] County. '''County seat:''' Neosho <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1838''' Newton County was created 30 December 1838&nbsp;from [[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy|Barry]] County. '''County seat:''' Neosho <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*See an interactive map of Newton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html border changes] at N2Genealogy.
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1862'''  Courthouse burned in 1862, destroying many county records.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Fairview|place|disp=Fairview}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Granby|place|disp=Granby}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Joplin|place|disp=Joplin}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Neosho|place|disp=Neosho}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Seneca|place|disp=Seneca}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Stella|place|disp=Stella}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Wentworth|place|disp=Wentworth}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Barry County, Missouri|Barry]]  
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[[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy|Barry]] {{•}} [[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy|Cherokee County, Kansas]] {{•}} [[Jasper County, Missouri Genealogy|Jasper]] {{•}} [[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy|Lawrence]] {{•}} [[McDonald County, Missouri Genealogy|McDonald]] {{•}} [[Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Ottawa County, Oklahoma]]  
*[[Cherokee County, Kansas|Cherokee County, Kansas]]  
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{{MONewton Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Jasper County, Missouri|Jasper]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Lawrence County, Missouri|Lawrence]]  
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*[[McDonald County, Missouri|McDonald]]  
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==== Biographies<br>  ====
*[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma|Ottawa County, Oklahoma]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/newton-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Newton County, Missouri] (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/newton-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Newton County, Missouri] (1888) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
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*''History of Newton, Lawrence, Barry and McDonald counties, Missouri. From the earliest time to the present''. Chicago, The Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1888.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE63676 FamilySearch] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Monewton.jpg|900px|Monewton.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Newton County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
 
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Newton County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/newton-county-missouri-maps.asp Historic maps of Newton County, Missouri]&nbsp;1861 to 1904, free access on My Genealogy Hound.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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: '''Online Records'''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{VAciv}}<br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company K<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company B<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company K<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company C<br>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company A<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company B<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company F<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company G<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company H<br>
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:- [[7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company K<br>
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company K<br><br>
  
 
===== Civil War Battles  =====
 
===== Civil War Battles  =====
  
The following Civil War Battles was fought in Newton County  
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The following Civil War Battles were fought in Newton County:
  
September 30, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo016.htm Newtonia II<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo016.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>]  
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*September 30, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo016.htm Newtonia I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo016.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>
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*October 28, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo029.htm Newtonia II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo029.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>  
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*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri.
  
October 28, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo029.htm Newtonia I<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/mo029.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012)</ref>]  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
  
[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Newton}}
  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14369 Joplin newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=19965 Neosho newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Newton County communities.<br>
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14369 Joplin newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=19965 Neosho newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Newton County communities.<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1865 - 1866''' Newton County Birth Index 1865-1866. Batch {{IGI|C515511}} 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/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1883 - 1890''' Newton County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batch {{IGI|C515405}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1861 - 1879''' Newton County Marriage Index 1861-1879. Batch {{IGI|M515511}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1879 - 1884''' Newton County Marriage Index 1879-1884. Batch {{IGI|M515512}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1884 - 1885''' Newton County Marriage Index 1884-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515513}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
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*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>  
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*'''1883 - 1890''' Newton County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batches {{IGI|B515875}} and {{IGI|B515404}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*Montgomery Co Genealogical Society<br> 112 W Second Street<br> Montgomery City, MO 63361
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*Neosho Newton County Library<br> P.O. Box 314<br> Neosho, MO 64850-0314<br>[http://www.neosholibrary.org/content/genealogy-friends-library Genealogy Friends of the Library]
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*Newton County Historical Society and Museum<br>121 North Washington and McCord<br> Neosho, MO 64850<br>Phone: 417-451-4940<br> [http://www.newtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org  Website]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
Newton County Historical Society and Museum<br>121 North&nbsp;Washington &amp; McCord<br>Neosho, Missouri&nbsp; 64850<br>417-451-4940
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*[[Joplin Missouri Family History Center]] 2107 S Indiana Ave, Joplin, MO 64804 United States
  
[http://www.newtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org http://www.newtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org]
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==== Web Sites  ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:newton+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://newton.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/newton/newton.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Newton/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Newton/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/newton/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/newton-county/ StateofUS]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Newton-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Web Sites  ==
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Newton%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/newton-county-missouri WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Newton Missouri" and search catalog.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Newton County"
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Newton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]
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| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.newton/mb.ashx Ancestry.com]
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| width="70%" | Newton County Message Board
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Guide to Newton County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Newton County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 30, 1838
County Seat Neosho
Courthouse
Address Newton County Courthouse
101 S Wood Street
Neosho, MO 64850
Phone: 417.451.8220
Newton County Website


County Information

Newton County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1865 1883 1840 1839 1839

County Courthouse


County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and land records.[2]

History

Parent County

1838 Newton County was created 30 December 1838 from Barry County. County seat: Neosho [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1862 Courthouse burned in 1862, destroying many county records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Barry  • Cherokee County, Kansas  • Jasper  • Lawrence  • McDonald  • Ottawa County, Oklahoma

Newton CountyLawrence CountyGreene CountyBarry CountyJasper CountyChristian CountyCarroll CountyCraig CountyCherokee CountyMayes CountyMcDonald CountyDelaware CountyBenton CountyOttawa CountyStone CountyMONewton1.JPG



Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Church

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 Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

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 Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Newton County, Missouri 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 Missouri Local Histories.

  • History of Newton, Lawrence, Barry and McDonald counties, Missouri. From the earliest time to the present. Chicago, The Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1888.

Maps

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Military

Civil War
Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Newton County, Missouri Genealogy 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 Newton County, Missouri Genealogy:

- 15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company K
- 5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
- 5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company K
- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company C
- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company A
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company E
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company F
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company G
- 6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company H
- 7th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company K

Civil War Battles

The following Civil War Battles were fought in Newton County:

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

  • Montgomery Co Genealogical Society
    112 W Second Street
    Montgomery City, MO 63361
  • Newton County Historical Society and Museum
    121 North Washington and McCord
    Neosho, MO 64850
    Phone: 417-451-4940
    Website

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.


Web Sites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Newton County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Newton County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Newton Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Newton County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Newton County, Missouri Genealogy
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
Ancestry.com Newton County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Missouri. Page 403 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.