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Records

To the left you will find the court records I have online. If you have records you would like to submit or additions to these pages, please let me know. If you would like a copy, please click on "Order Records." I do not have copies of these documents. 

The first courthouse built in Kemper County was burned in 1873, along with all records. Late in the 1880's another courthouse was built. In 1908 fire again destroyed the courthouse along with most of the records.  Most records between 1915 - 1933 were burned in another fire, with only a few surviving.

 

Petition sent to the Governor

 

SUBMITTED WILLS

Last Will & Testament of Albert Clark

Will of Christopher Vandevender

Will of July Jackson

Will of Eli Lampley

 

Will Books

I have listed the names in the will books in alphabetical order, not in the separate will books. This way, all of your surnames will be together and you would not have to look in 3 separate will books.

Will Books Index

 

COURT RECORDS INDEX

Index of Kemper County Court Records A-H

Index of Kemper County Court Records I-L

Index of Kemper County Court Records M-O

Index of Kemper County Court Records P-S

Index of Kemper County Court Records T-Z

 

Grand Jury 1877

 

Divorces 1916-1925

 

Index of Kemper County Miscellaneous Court Records

Records typed by Marsha Bryant.
Name, Case #, Date, Description

Misc. Court Records
Deed Bk G pgs. 108,109,328
1889
State of Mississippi to Joel M. Williams

Min. Bk 1 pg. 36-37
1893
C. M. Hart & A. M. Hart v E. H. Shumate & Nancy Caloway

Min. Bk A pg. 388
1896
Guardianship of Florence & Claudia Smith

Min. Bk A pg. 397
1896
Estate of Alonzo Carter, deceased

Min. Bk A pg. 399
1896
Librarian

Deed Bk M pg. 39
1901
E. H. Shumate & N. W. Shumate - deed to W. H. McCoy

Deed Bk. V pg. 303
1908
T. O. Hall - deed to C. M. Hart

Deed Book V pg. 493
1908
Norman Morrison deed to T. O. Hall

Deed Book S pg. 288
1909
A. Roberts & T. C. Lyle to I. E. Henderson

Deed Bk B pg. 612
1911
Henry Barefield - deed to S. D. Stennis

 

 

 

Ordering Records...

Court Records Index typed by Marsha Bryant.

When ordering records from the courthouse, make sure you include as much of the information found on these pages as possible, such as book #, page #, full name, etc. The Kemper County Clerks office charges fifty cents a page for copies. You will need to send a stamped, self addressed envelope with your request. Please let the Clerk's office know that you got the information from these pages.  

Kemper County Chancery Clerk
P. O. Box 188
De Kalb, MS 39328
(601) 743-2460

 

Submitting Kemper County Court Records

You may submit your Kemper County court record  for me to post here. Those posted will be listed in this section to the left. 

You can send in your records by attaching them in an email in a .txt, .rtf or .doc file types. If you're not sure what to use, please use "Notepad". I paste everything into notepad prior to placing it on the web pages in order to remove excess formatting.

If you would like to send an image of your document, please name the image the same name of the document. For example: Fred Holley's will would be named "holleyfredwill.jpg". When you label it in this fashion, it makes it very easy for me to link your image with your web page.

Thanks,

LeFloris Lyon

 

COURT CASES

JOHN C. LAMPLEY v. FRANCIS T. SCOTT

 

Court Cases Submitted to the site by T.

 

COURT/LEGAL COMMON TERMS

These are common terms we find when doing family research. This list is by no means all inclusive. If you have comments, a better definition, or additional terms, please email me. David Hamby has given us some of the definitions. Most of the abbreviations came from the Bryan research list.
a.a.s. - died in the year of his/her age (anno aetitis suae) (86 years old and died in the year 86)

bond - marriage, indenture, guardian (click on bond)

d.s.p. - died without issue (decessit sine prole legitima)

d.s.p.l. - died without legitimate issue (decessit sine prole mascula supesita)

d.s.p.m.s. - died without surviving male issue (decessit sine prole mascula supersita)

d.s.p.s. - died without surviving issue (decessit sine prole supersita)

d.unm - died unmarried

d.v.p. - died in the lifetime of his father (decessit vita patris)

d.v.m. - died in the lifetime of his mother (decessit vita matris)

Et al - other parties are involved, but not listed in the name of the case. There can be many other defendants. (et alia)

Ex P - sometimes used at the beginning of the name of a case, for example, Ex P Charles Smith. It is usually used to refer to a case that has been appealed as another way to designate that other parties are involved and multiple appeals have been filed. It can also be used when one party may want to remain anonymous and files a motion with the court. (Ex Parte)

heirs-at-law - anyone who would legally be considered an heir to a deceased person

Inst - present month (instans)

intestate - one who dies without a will

Liber - book or volume

Nepos - grandson

Nunc Nuncapative - will, an oral will, written by a witness

Ob - he/she died (obit)

Relict - widow or widower (relicta/relictus)

Sic - so or thus, exact copy as written

testator - one who dies with a valid will

Testis - legal witnesses

Utl - late (ultimo)

Ux or vs - wife (uxor)

Viz - namely (videlicet)
 


If you have questions or problems with this site,
email the Kemper County Coordinator: LeFloris Lyon
I am unable to do your personal research.
I do not live in Kemper County MS.

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Last modified: 03/03/16.
 

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