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Simpson County, Mississippi

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Simpson County

Simpson County was established on January 23, 1824 from Copiah County. Currently the county was named in honor of Josiah Simpson, first federal judge appointed in the state .

The Simpson County Seat can be found in Mendenhall additionally, the county government website is unknown

Regions neighboring Simpson County include Rankin County (north), Smith County (east), Covington County (southeast), Jefferson Davis County (south), Lawrence County (southwest) and Copiah County (west).

Cities and towns found in Simpson County consist of Magee, Mendenhall, D'Lo, Braxton.

Simpson County vital records can be found at the Mississippi Department of Health which has copies of birth and death records after 1912, Marriage and a Divorce records since 1926. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Mississippi for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Simpson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Mississippi Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.

Simpson County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Simpson Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. Simpson Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Simpson Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Simpson Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free down loadable and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Simpson County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Simpson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Simpson County Courthouse and Government Records

Simpson County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget about the benefits of Simpson County court, probate, and land files as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Mississippi courthouses and archives everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of the many Mississippi people.

The odds are very good that your ancestors have left a comprehensive document of at least some factors of their lives in the Simpson County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The below specifics denotes whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Simpson County. The dates suggested listed below are the first widely known documents with this county. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1840 and 1872, All records were destroyed.

  • Simpson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 Court St, Mendenhall, MS 39114
  • Simpson County Chancery Court Clerk record all documents (warranty deeds, deed of trusts, military discharges, etc) to be in Public Land Records and create and maintain indexes for the documents filed in the land records, such as sectional indexes, direct/reverse indexes, etc. Maintain the Court dockets and file all records of the Court. Record and preserve court minute books. Submit divorce and other statistics to the Mississippi Department of Vital Records
    • Phone: 601-847-2626
    • Land Records: 1872 (Plat (Tract) book from 1832)
    • Probate Records: 1872
    • Divorce Records: see Clerk
  • Simpson County Clerk of Circuit Court include Receiving and fileing all law suits, indictments, motions and other related papers in all Civil and Criminal Cases filed in the Circuit or County Courts. Keeps a record of all Judgments and Executions, Issues marriage licenses and keeps records of marriages.
    • Phone: 601-847-2474
    • Marriage Records: 1872 
    • Court Records: 1872
  • Simpson County Tax Assessor / Collector maintain original tax records, both real and personal.
  • Simpson County Health Department has birth and death records from November 1, 1912. You may go to any county health department in the State of Mississippi to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

Simpson County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Simpson County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Simpson County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Simpson Co. MS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Simpson Co. MS Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Simpson Co. MS Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Simpson Co. MS Census Records

Simpson Co. MS Cemeteries & Graveyards

Simpson Co. MS Church & Bible Records

Simpson Co. MS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Simpson Co. MS General and History Websites

Simpson Co. MS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Simpson Co. MS Military Records

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