Simpson County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Simpson County

County Courthouse

Simpson County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
Simpson County Courthouse
 109 W Pine Ave; PO Box 367
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: 601.847.2626 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage and court records;
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce records 1880,
some probate and land records[1]

History

Parent County

1824--Simpson County was created 23 January 1824 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Mendenhall [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Almost all cemeteries have been indexed and can be found at US GenWeb at the following link.

http://theusgenweb.org/ms/simpson/cemetery.htm

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

The original land grants can be found at Bureau of Land Records website at www.glorecords.blm.gov.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Simpson 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 Simpson County. 
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry [aka 45th Missisippi Infantry/ Hardcastle's/Williams']
Company A - Duncan Riflemen
- 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company H - Simpson Fencibles

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Simpson County, Mississippi page 382, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).