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Guide to '''Knox 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 '''Knox County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  February 14,  1845
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|county seat= Edina
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|parent county= [[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy|Scotland]]<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= [[Adair County, Missouri Genealogy|Adair]]
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|county2= [[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy|Clark]]
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|county3= [[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]]
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|county4= [[Macon County, Missouri Genealogy|Macon]]
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|county6= [[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy|Shelby]]</br><center>[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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[[Image:Henry Knox.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Henry Knox]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Henry Knox. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Knox, Missouri," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_County,_Missouri.'' accessed 9/11/2018</ref>
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== County Courthouse ===
| county = Knox County
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Knox}}
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'''Knox County Courthouse'''<br>107 N 4th Street<br>Edina, MO 63537<br>Phone: 660-397-2184<br>[http://www.knoxcountymo.org Knox County Website]<br><br>
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County Recorder has marriage, divorce, land records.<br>
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Associate Circuit Judge has probate and court records.<br>
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Historical Society in Courthouse has birth and death records 1883-1890. <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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| founded year = 1845
 
| founded date = February 14
 
| seat = [[Edina, Missouri|Edina]]
 
| building image = MissouriKnoxCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Knox County Courthouse<br>107 N 4th Street<br>Edina, MO 63537<br>Phone: 660.397.2184<br>[http://www.knoxcountymo.org '''Knox County Website'''] }}
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Knox County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
 
  
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=== Knox County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Knox}}
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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), Knox 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" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Knox County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
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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>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
 
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== Record Loss ===
<br>County Recorder has marriage, divorce, land records; Associate Circuit Judge has probate and court records; Historical Society in Courthouse has birth and death records 1883-1890. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Missouri. Page 401 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''1885'''   Fire destroyed the courthouse on Christmas Eve 1885. No records were destroyed
  
== History ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Knox}}
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*'''1845''' Knox County was created 14 February 1845&nbsp;from [[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy|Scotland]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Edina<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.
  
[[Image:Henry Knox.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Henry Knox.JPG]]  
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places in Knox County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,103,c,knox.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
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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>
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>
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Wikipedia contributors, "Knox County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_County,_Missouri Knox County Missouri], accessed Oct 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baring,_Missouri Baring]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edina,_Missouri Edina] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurdland,_Missouri Hurdland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_City,_Missouri Knox City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newark,_Missouri Newark]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novelty,_Missouri Novelty]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony,_Missouri Colony]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plevna,_Missouri Plevna]
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*All townships are inactive
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Ridge_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Bee Ridge Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benton_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Benton Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Bourbon Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Center Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Colony Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabius_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Fabius Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensburg_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Greensburg Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeddo_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Jeddo Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Liberty Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Lyon Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtle_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Myrtle Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_River_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Salt River Township]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelton_Township,_Knox_County,_Missouri Shelton Township]
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The county is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox General Henry Knox] (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.<ref>"Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.</ref>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Knox}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Knox}}
  
'''1845'''  Knox County was created 14 February 1845&nbsp;from [[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy|Scotland]] County. '''County seat:''' Edina <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Knox}}
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Knox}}
  
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.  
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All of the family biographies from the History of Knox County, Missouri (1887) by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free online at [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/knox-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound].
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Knox}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Knox}}
  
'''1885'''   Fire destroyed the courthouse on Christmas Eve 1885. No records were destroyed
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== Places/Localities  ==
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Knox County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
 
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Knox, Baring|place|disp=Baring}}
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/knox/knoxcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml 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.
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/knox.htm Tombstone Project]
 
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=52 MOGravestones]
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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|358223|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Knox+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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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/Knox-County?id=county_1448 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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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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[[Adair County, Missouri Genealogy|Adair]] {{•}} [[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy|Clark]] {{•}} [[Lewis County, Missouri Genealogy|Lewis]] {{•}} [[Macon County, Missouri Genealogy|Macon]] {{•}} [[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy|Scotland]] {{•}} [[Shelby County, Missouri Genealogy|Shelby]]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
{{MOKnox, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Biographies  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850 |2894 
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|1860 |8727 
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|1870 |10974
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|1880 |13047
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|1890 |13501
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|1900 |13479
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|1910 |12403
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|1920 |10783
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|1930 |9658
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|1940 |8878
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|1950 |7617
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|1960 |6558
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|1970 |5692
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|1980 |5508 
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|1990 |4482
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|2000 |4361
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|2010 |4131
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{{MO Census Intro|Knox}}
  
All of the family biographies from the History of Knox County, Missouri (1887) by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free online at [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/knox-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound].
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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
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MO Church Intro|Knox}}
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394525&reqParentsLabel=Knox%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MO Court Intro|Knox}}
  
{{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|Knox}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MO Emigration Intro|Knox}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Knox}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Knox}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Knox}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28077 Family of Thomas Slocum who married Martha Ann Rose, Knox County, Missouri] at Ancestry ($)
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MO Guardianship Intro|Knox}}
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28077 Family of Thomas Slocum who married Martha Ann Rose, Knox County, Missouri] at Ancestry.com ($)
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MO Land Intro|Knox}}
  
*''History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri&nbsp;: from the earliest time to the present...family ''. St. Louis&nbsp;: Goodspeed, 1887.
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{{MO Land}}
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1020067 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MO Histories Intro|Knox}}
  
[[Image:Moknox.jpg|900px|Moknox.jpg]]
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{{MO History}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*''History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri.'' 1887. St. Louis : Goodspeed. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1020067 FamilySearch]
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Knox County}}}}
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{{MO Maps Intro|Knox}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Knox_County Knox County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Knox_County Knox County townships] (Histopolis)
 
 
*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 Knox County.
 
*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 Knox County.
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*[http://statehistoricalsocietyofmissouri.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/plat/id/4777/rec/16 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Knox County, Missouri, 1876].<br>
  
*[http://statehistoricalsocietyofmissouri.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/plat/id/4777/rec/16 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Knox County, Missouri, 1876].<br>
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Knox}}
  
==== 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|Knox}}
  
===== 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
  
'''Online Records'''
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==== Civil War ====
*'''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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{{MO Civil War Intro|Knox}}
*'''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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'''''Online Records'''''
*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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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
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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'''
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'''''Regiments'''''
  
 
Service men in Knox 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 Knox County, Missouri:<br>
 
Service men in Knox 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 Knox County, Missouri:<br>
 
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:- [[21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company B<br>  
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:- [[21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company B<br>
:- [[21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>  
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:- [[21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D<br>
:- [[21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company E<br>  
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:- [[21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company E<br>
:- [[27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company G<br>  
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:- [[27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company G<br>
:- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company F<br>  
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:- [[39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company F<br>
:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company L<br>  
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:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company L<br>
:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company K<br>  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company K<br>
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:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>  
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:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A<br>
:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>  
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:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B<br>
:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>  
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:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C<br>
:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>  
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:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D<br>
:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>  
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:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E<br>
:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>  
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:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F<br>
 
:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>
 
:- [[50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G<br>
 
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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
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Knox}}
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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
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*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Knox}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|Knox}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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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
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Knox}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Knox}}
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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=== Obituaries ===
*'''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 $
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|Knox}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MO Other Records Intro|Knox}}
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|Knox}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|Knox}}
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
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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 ($)
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MO Schools Intro|Knox}}
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Tax Records ===
*'''1847, 1861 - 1869'''  Knox County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1847, 1861-1869. Batch {{IGI|C515301}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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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{{MO Tax Intro|Knox}}
*'''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 $
 
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MO Vital Intro|Knox}}
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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==== Birth ====
*'''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 Birth Intro|Knox}}
*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1845 - 1881'''  Knox County Marriage Book 1 Index 1845-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515301}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $  
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*'''1847, 1861-1869'''  Knox County Birth Index, Volume 1, 1847, 1861-1869. Batch {{IGI|C515301}} 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>
*'''1881 - 1885'''  Knox County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515302}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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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 ($)
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|Knox}}
  
*'''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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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''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 $
*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.
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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
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*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
 +
*'''1845-1881'''  Knox County Marriage Book 1 Index 1845-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515301}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
 +
*'''1881-1885'''  Knox County Marriage Book 1 Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515302}} at FamilySearch.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Death Intro|Knox}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies] <br>
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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
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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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*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.
  
*Knox County Historical Society<br> P.O. Box 75<br> 107 N Fourth Street<br> Edina, MO 63537<br> Phone: 660-397-2349
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Divorce Intro|Knox}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Knox}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|Knox}}
  
==== Web Sites  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|Knox}}
  
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=== Museums ===
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{{MO Museums Intro|Knox}}
| 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:knox+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moknox/index.htm MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/knox/knox.htm 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|Knox}}
| 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/Knox/ 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/Knox/ 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/knox/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/knox-county// StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Knox-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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*'''Knox County Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 75<br> 107 N Fourth Street<br> Edina, MO 63537<br> Phone: 660-397-2349
|-
 
| 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=203068&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Knox%22 FamilySearch catalog]
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Knox+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 "Knox Missouri" and search catalog.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
 
| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Knox County"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Societies_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
 
|}
 
 
 
<br>  
 
  
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== Websites ==
|-
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{{MO Websites Intro|Knox}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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[http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:knox+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
|-
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*  [ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]  
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/knox/knox.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203165|Missouri|Knox}}. 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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[https://web.archive.org/web/20170510115710/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/USA/MO/Knox/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]  
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*  [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Knox/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
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*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/knox/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
|-
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/knox-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.knox/mb.ashx Ancestry.com]  
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*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Knox-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
| width="70%" | Knox County Message Board
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== Research Guides ==
|}
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{{MO Research Guides Intro|Knox}}
  
== References ==
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== References ==
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<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}  
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{{Missouri|Missouri}}
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[[Category:Knox_County,_Missouri]]
  
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Revision as of 10:57, 27 May 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Edina
Organized: February 14, 1845
Parent County(s): Scotland[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adair  • Clark  • Lewis  • Macon  • Scotland  • Shelby
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriKnoxCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Knox County Map.svg.png
Adoption
Henry Knox

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Henry Knox. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Knox County Courthouse
107 N 4th Street
Edina, MO 63537
Phone: 660-397-2184
Knox County Website

County Recorder has marriage, divorce, land records.
Associate Circuit Judge has probate and court records.
Historical Society in Courthouse has birth and death records 1883-1890. [3]

Knox 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 1845 1883 1845 1845 1845 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]

1885 Fire destroyed the courthouse on Christmas Eve 1885. No records were destroyed

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1845 Knox County was created 14 February 1845 from Scotland County.
  • County seat: Edina[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 in Knox County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
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
Census-designated places
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

All of the family biographies from the History of Knox County, Missouri (1887) by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.

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

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Knox 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.
1850 2,894
1860 8,727 201.6%
1870 10,974 25.7%
1880 13,047 18.9%
1890 13,501 3.5%
1900 13,479 −0.2%
1910 12,403 −8.0%
1920 10,783 −13.1%
1930 9,658 −10.4%
1940 8,878 −8.1%
1950 7,617 −14.2%
1960 6,558 −13.9%
1970 5,692 −13.2%
1980 5,508 −3.2%
1990 4,482 −18.6%
2000 4,361 −2.7%
2010 4,131 −5.3%
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 Knox 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 Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri. 1887. St. Louis : Goodspeed. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Schuyler CountyScotland CountyClark CountyLewis CountyMarion CountyShelby CountyMacon CountyAdair CountyMO KNOX.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 Knox 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 Knox County, Missouri:

- 21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 39th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company L
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company K
- 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G

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]

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]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Knox County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 75
    107 N Fourth Street
    Edina, MO 63537
    Phone: 660-397-2349

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, "Knox, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/11/2018
  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), Knox 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, "Knox County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Knox County Missouri, accessed Oct 2019.
  7. 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.