Tippah County, Mississippi Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png  Mississippi Gotoarrow.png  Tippah County

County Courthouse

Tippah County Courthouse
PO Box 99;
Ripley, MS 38663
Phone: 662.837.7374

Clerk Chancery Court or Clerk Circuit Court has marriage,
divorce, probate and court records from 1856. [1]

A wiki article describing an online colleciton is found at:
Mississippi Tippah County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Parent County

1836--Tippah County was created 9 February 1836 from the Chickasaw Cession.
County seat: Ripley [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Mississippi, Tippah County Family Histories, 1810-1941 (FamilySearch Historical Records)



  • Civil War service men from Tippah 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 Tippah County. 
- 10th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (New)
Company K - Beauregard Relief
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisans [Also known as 2nd Partisan Rangers Cavalry/Ballentine’s]
Company E - McDowell’s Company
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi State Cavalry
Company A - Citizen Guards
Company K - Pettus Rangers
- 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company B – O’Connor Rifles
Company D – Joe Matthews
Company F – Magnolia Rifles
Company L – Liberty Guards
- 3rd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry
Company F - Tippah Highlanders
- 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company G - Daniel’s Company
- 7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Company A - Forrest Cavalry, aka Ford’s Company
Company B - Hovis’ Company
Company C - Green’s Company
Company D - Holcomb’s Company
Company E - Buncomb’s Fighting Cocks, aka Rogers’ Company
Company F - Duncan’s Company
Company G - Stancill’s Company, aka Garrett’s Company, and aka White’s Company
Company H - Wheeler’s Company, aka Polk’s/Park’s Company
Company I - McKenzie’s Company, aka Young’s Company
Company L - Garrett’s Company
- 32nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Company E - Hatchie Tigers



Mississippi Tippah County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Vital Records

A wiki article describing an online collectons is found at:

Mississippi, Tippah County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical 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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tippah County, Mississippi page 383, 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).