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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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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
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{{MO History}}
 
{{MO History}}
*''History of Newton, Lawrence, Barry and McDonald Counties, Missouri''.  1888.  Chicago, The Goodspeed Pub. Co. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE63676 FamilySearch]
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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]
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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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>
 
*[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.
 
*[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 ===
 
=== Migration ===
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=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Newton}}
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Newton}}
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===Social Security Records===
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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]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''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 https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/d/d8/Igimissourij.pdf.</ref>
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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>
 
*'''1883-1890''' Newton County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batch {{IGI|C515405}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883-1890''' Newton County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batch {{IGI|C515405}} at FamilySearch.
  
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*'''1883-1890''' Newton County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batches {{IGI|B515875}} and {{IGI|B515404}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883-1890''' Newton County Death Index, Volume 1, 1883-1890. Batches {{IGI|B515875}} and {{IGI|B515404}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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>
 
*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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== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Newton}}
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Newton}}
*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:newton+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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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
 
*  [http://newton.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://newton.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/newton/newton.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*  [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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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/newton-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/newton-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Newton-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Newton-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Research Guides ==
 
== Research Guides ==
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Newton}}
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Newton}}

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.