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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Genealogy|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Newton County, Missouri|Newton County]]''
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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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Guide to '''Newton County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  December 30,  1838
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|county seat= Neosho
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|parent county= [[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy|Barry]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy|Barry]]
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|county2= [[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy|Cherokee (KS)]]
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|county3= [[Jasper County, Missouri Genealogy|Jasper]]
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|county4= [[Lawrence County, Missouri Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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|county5= [[McDonald County, Missouri Genealogy|McDonald]]
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Newton County
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The County was named for John Newton. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Newton, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/12/2018</ref>
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| founded year = 1838
 
| founded date = December 30
 
| seat = [[Neosho, Missouri|Neosho]]
 
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| 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'''] }}
 
  
=== County Information  ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Newton}}
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'''Newton County Courthouse'''<br> 101 S Wood Street<br>Neosho, MO 64850<br>Phone: 417-451-8220<br>[http://www.newtoncountymo.com/ Newton County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and land records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Newton County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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=== Newton County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
 
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Newton}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Missouri. Page 397-407 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.</ref></center>
 
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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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1939
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1839
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1839
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911. </center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1839
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1839
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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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>
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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''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  ====
 
 
 
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  ====
 
  
 
'''1862'''  Courthouse burned in 1862, destroying many county records.<br>
 
'''1862'''  Courthouse burned in 1862, destroying many county records.<br>
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== Places/Localities ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Newton}}
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*'''1838''' Newton County was created 30 December 1838 from [[Barry County, Missouri Genealogy|Barry]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Neosho<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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.
  
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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=== Populated Places ===
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Fairview|place|disp=Fairview}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,145,c,newton.cfm HomeTownLocator].<br>
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Granby|place|disp=Granby}}
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Joplin|place|disp=Joplin}}
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county: <ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Missouri Newton County Missouri], accessed Oct 2019.</ref>
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Newton, Neosho|place|disp=Neosho}}
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{{Populated places
*{{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}}
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond,_Missouri Diamond]
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairview,_Missouri Fairview]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granby,_Missouri Granby]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joplin,_Missouri Joplin] (mostly in Jasper Co)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neosho,_Missouri Neosho] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca,_Missouri Seneca]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Village,_Missouri Cliff Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Acres,_Missouri Dennis Acres]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Falls_Plaza,_Missouri Grand Falls Plaza]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leawood,_Missouri Leawood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loma_Linda,_Missouri Loma Linda]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtonia,_Missouri Newtonia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redings_Mill,_Missouri Redings Mill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritchey,_Missouri Ritchey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saginaw,_Missouri Saginaw]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoal_Creek_Drive,_Missouri Shoal Creek Drive]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoal_Creek_Estates,_Missouri Shoal Creek Estates]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark_City,_Missouri Stark City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella,_Missouri Stella]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentworth,_Missouri Wentworth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroma,_Missouri Aroma]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfast,_Missouri Belfast]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwick,_Missouri Berwick]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder_City,_Missouri Boulder City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher,_Missouri Christopher]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregg,_Missouri Gregg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornet,_Missouri Hornet]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolly,_Missouri Jolly]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June,_Missouri June]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McElhany,_Missouri McElhany]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monark_Springs,_Missouri Monark Springs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsin,_Missouri Pepsin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racine,_Missouri Racine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Creek,_Missouri Silver Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_City,_Missouri Spring City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spurgeon,_Missouri Spurgeon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater,_Missouri Sweetwater]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talmage_City,_Missouri Talmage City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipton_Ford,_Missouri Tipton Ford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanda,_Missouri Wanda]
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*Benton
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwick_Township,_Newton_County,_Missouri Berwick]
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*Buffalo
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton_Township,_Newton_County,_Missouri Dayton]
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*Five Mile
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*Franklin
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granby_Township,_Newton_County,_Missouri Granby]
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*Marion
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neosho_Township,_Newton_County,_Missouri Neosho]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtonia_Township,_Newton_County,_Missouri Newtonia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_Township,_Newton_County,_Missouri Seneca]
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*Shoal Creek
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*Van Buren
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*West Benton
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*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html Missouri Place Names, 1928-1945] for all Missouri Counties.<br>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Newton}}
  
[[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]]
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=== Bible Records ===
{{MONewton Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
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{{MO Bible Intro|Newton}}
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Biographies<br> ====
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Newton}}
  
 
*[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>
 
*[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  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Newton}}
  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Newton}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1469&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|371253|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1469 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://newton.mogenweb.org/cemetery/cemeteries.html MOGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Newton+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Newton&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/newton/newtcem.html MOGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/newton.htm Tombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/newton.htm MOInterment]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Newton County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=73 MOGravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://newton.mogenweb.org/cemetery/cemeteries.html MOGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/newton/newtcem.html MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/newton.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/newton.htm MOInterment]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=73 MOGravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20536&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=51&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|371253|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Newton+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Newton-County?id=county_1469 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394480&reqParentsLabel=Newton%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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==== Church ====
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1840 |4407
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|1850 |4650 
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|1860 |8202 
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|1870 |8434 
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|1880 |10132
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|1890 |12311
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|1900 |12175
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|1910 |12863
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|1920 |12015
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|1930 |10968
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|1940 |11140
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|1950 |10270
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|1960 |9476
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|1970 |10068
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|1980 |13807 
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|1990 |15574
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|2000 |20820
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|2010 |20565
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{{MO Census Intro|Newton}}
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*'''1732-1933''' {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Newton}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394480&reqParentsLabel=Newton%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Newton}}
  
{{MO Church Intro}}  
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Directories ===
*'''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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{{MO Directories Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Newton}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Newton}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Newton}}
  
*[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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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Newton}}
  
*''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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=== Land and Property Records ===
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE63676 FamilySearch] (Free)
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{{MO Land Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
[[Image:Monewton.jpg|right|400px|Monewton.jpg]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Newton}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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{{MO History}}
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*''History of Newton, Lawrence, Barry and McDonald Counties, Missouri''.  1888.  Chicago, The Goodspeed Pub. Co. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/428058-history-of-newton-lawrence-barry-and-mcdonald-counties-missouri-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present?offset=1 FamilySearch]
  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Newton County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Newton}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Newton_County Newton County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Newton_County Newton County townships] (Histopolis)<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>
 
*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.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394480&reqParentsLabel=Newton%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
*[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.
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{MO Military Intro|Newton}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|Newton}}
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
*'''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|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''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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*'''1861-1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1911-1938''' {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
'''''Regiments'''''
 
'''''Regiments'''''
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Service men in Newton County, Missouri 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:<br>
 
Service men in Newton County, Missouri 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:<br>
 
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:- [[15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company K<br>
 
:- [[15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)|15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union)]], Company K<br>
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company B<br>
 
:- [[5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|5th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company B<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company A<br>
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company A<br>
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company B<br>
 
:- [[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>
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company E<br>
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company F<br>
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company F<br>
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===== Civil War Battles =====
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'''''Civil War Battles'''''<br>
 
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The following Civil War Battles were fought in Newton County:
The following Civil War Battles were fought in Newton County:  
 
  
*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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*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>
*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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*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>
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri.
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/MOmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Missouri.
  
===== World War II =====
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==== World War II ====
 
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{{MO World War II Intro|Newton}}
*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1940-1945''' {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
+
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Newton}}  
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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Newton}}
  
 +
{{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  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Newton}}
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Other Records ===
 +
{{MO Other Records Intro|Newton}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Periodicals ===
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
+
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Newton}}
*'''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  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{MO Probate Intro|Newton}}
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
 
+
*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
==== Vital Records ====
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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] — index and images ($)
 
 
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
 
 
 
===== '''''Births''''' =====
 
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] index  
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=== School Records ===
*'''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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{{MO Schools Intro|Newton}}
*'''1865 - 1866''' Newton County Birth Index 1865-1866. Batch {{IGI|C515511}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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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===Social Security Records===
*'''1883 - 1890''' Newton County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batch {{IGI|C515405}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{MO Tax Intro|Newton}}
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Vital Records ===
*'''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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{{MO Vital Intro|Newton}}
*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1861 - 1879''' Newton County Marriage Index 1861-1879. Batch {{IGI|M515511}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1879 - 1884''' Newton County Marriage Index 1879-1884. Batch {{IGI|M515512}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1884 - 1885''' Newton County Marriage Index 1884-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515513}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
===== '''''Deaths''''' =====
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==== Birth ====
 +
{{MO Birth Intro|Newton}}
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — 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] — index/images ($)
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*'''1865-1866''' Newton County Birth Index 1865-1866. Batch {{IGI|C515511}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissourij.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/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.
  
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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==== Marriage ====
*'''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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{{MO Marriage Intro|Newton}}
*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>
 
*'''1883 - 1890''' Newton County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batches {{IGI|B515875}} and {{IGI|B515404}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 +
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
 +
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
 +
*'''1861-1879''' Newton County Marriage Index 1861-1879. Batch {{IGI|M515511}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1879-1884''' Newton County Marriage Index 1879-1884. Batch {{IGI|M515512}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1884-1885''' Newton County Marriage Index 1884-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515513}} at FamilySearch.
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Death ====
 +
{{MO Death Intro|Newton}}
  
*Montgomery Co Genealogical Society<br> 112 W Second Street<br> Montgomery City, MO 63361
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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] — index/images ($)
 +
*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1883-1890''' Newton County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batches {{IGI|B515875}} and {{IGI|B515404}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1910-1960''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10018/missouri-death-certificates-1910-1960?s=275764761 Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1960] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 +
*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>
  
*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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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{MO Divorce Intro|Newton}}
  
*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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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Newton}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{MO Archives Intro|Newton}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Joplin Missouri Family History Center]] 2107 S Indiana Ave, Joplin, MO 64804 United States
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*[[Joplin Missouri Family History Center]]
  
==== Web Sites  ====
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{MO Libraries Intro|Newton}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}
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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 Website]
  
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=== Museums ===
|-
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{{MO Museums Intro|Newton}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:newton+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://newton.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/newton/newton.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
  
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== Societies ==
|-
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{{MO Societies Intro|Newton}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Newton/ RootsWeb resources]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Newton/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/newton/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/newton-county/ StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Newton-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|}
 
  
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*'''Montgomery County Genealogical Society'''<br> 112 W Second Street<br> Montgomery City, MO 63361
|-
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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]
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203291&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Newton%22 FamilySearch catalog]
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/newton-county-missouri WorldCat]
 
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]  
 
| 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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[http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/desktop/en/search.html Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*  [http://newton.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/newton/newton.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203294|Missouri|Newton}}. Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Newton/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/newton-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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Revision as of 14:44, 19 September 2020

Guide to Newton County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Neosho
Organized: December 30, 1838
Parent County(s): Barry[1]
Neighboring Counties
Barry  • Cherokee (KS)  • Jasper  • Lawrence  • McDonald  • Ottawa (OK)
See County Maps
Courthouse
Newton County MO Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Newton County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for John Newton. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Newton County Courthouse
101 S Wood Street
Neosho, MO 64850
Phone: 417-451-8220
Newton County Website

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and land records.[3]

Newton County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1883 1865 1883 1939 1839 1839 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1862 Courthouse burned in 1862, destroying many county records.

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


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1838 Newton County was created 30 December 1838 from Barry County.
  • County seat: Neosho[5]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTownLocator.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county: [6]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Townships
  • Seneca
  • Shoal Creek
  • Van Buren
  • West Benton


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Newton County, Missouri online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 4,407
1850 4,650 5.5%
1860 8,202 76.4%
1870 8,434 2.8%
1880 10,132 20.1%
1890 12,311 21.5%
1900 12,175 −1.1%
1910 12,863 5.7%
1920 12,015 −6.6%
1930 10,968 −8.7%
1940 11,140 1.6%
1950 10,270 −7.8%
1960 9,476 −7.7%
1970 10,068 6.2%
1980 13,807 37.1%
1990 15,574 12.8%
2000 20,820 33.7%
2010 20,565 −1.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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. 1888. Chicago, The Goodspeed Pub. Co. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Jasper CountyLawrence CountyBarry CountyMcDonald CountyOklahomaOttawa CountyCherokee CountyMO NEWTON.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Newton County, Missouri 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:

- 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:

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Newton County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Newton County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

  • Neosho Newton County Library
    P.O. Box 314
    Neosho, MO 64850-0314
    Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Newton County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Missouri Societies.

  • Montgomery County 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

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • FamilySearch Catalog . Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • 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 ($)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/12/2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Newton County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Newton County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Newton County Missouri, accessed Oct 2019.
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August 2012)
  9. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.