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*''General History of Macon County, Missouri.'' 1910. Chicago, Illinois : Henry Taylor & Company. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE87499 FamilySearch]
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*''General History of Macon County, Missouri.'' 1910. Chicago, Illinois : Henry Taylor & Company. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/542245-general-history-of-macon-county-missouri-vol-1?offset=1 FamilySearch]
*''History of Randolph and Macon Counties, Missouri.'' 1884. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical Co. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1074111 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Randolph and Macon Counties, Missouri.'' 1884. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical Co. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/357070-history-of-randolph-and-macon-counties-missouri-written-and-compiled-from-the-most-authentic-official-and-private-sources-including-a-history-of-their-townships-towns-and-villages-together-with-a-condensed-history-of-missouri-a-reliabl?offset=1 FamilySearch]
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Macon_County Macon County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Macon_County Macon 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 Macon 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 Macon County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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=== Migration ===
 
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=== School Records ===
 
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{{MO Schools Intro|Macon}}
 
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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]].
  
 
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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 ($)
*'''1857-1868''' Macon County Birth Index 1857-1868. Batch {{IGI|C515361}} 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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*'''1857-1868''' Macon County Birth Index 1857-1868. Batch {{IGI|C515361}} 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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*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''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.
 
*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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{{MO Websites Intro|Macon}}
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Macon}}
  
*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:macon+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://macon.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://macon.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/macon/macon.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/macon/macon.html USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/macon-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/macon-county// StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Macon-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Macon-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|Macon}}
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Macon}}

Revision as of 13:42, 19 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Macon
Organized: January 6, 1837
Parent County(s): Randolph[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adair  • Chariton  • Knox  • Linn  • Monroe  • Randolph  • Shelby
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriMaconCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Macon County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Nathaniel Macon. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Macon County Courthouse
101 E Washington Street
Macon, MO 63552-0096
Phone: 660-385-2913
Macon County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records 1883-1893.
County Recorder has marriage and land records.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce records.
Circuit Court, Division 2, has probate records.[3]

Macon 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 1837 1883 1837 1837 1838 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]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1837--Macon County was created 6 January 1837 from Randolph County.
  • County seat: Macon[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 Macon 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
Ghost towns


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 Macon 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 1,634
1850 6,565 301.8%
1860 14,346 118.5%
1870 23,230 61.9%
1880 26,222 12.9%
1890 30,575 16.6%
1900 33,018 8.0%
1910 30,868 −6.5%
1920 27,518 −10.9%
1930 23,070 −16.2%
1940 21,396 −7.3%
1950 18,332 −14.3%
1960 16,473 −10.1%
1970 15,432 −6.3%
1980 16,313 5.7%
1990 15,345 −5.9%
2000 15,762 2.7%
2010 15,566 −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 Macon 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.


  • General History of Macon County, Missouri. 1910. Chicago, Illinois : Henry Taylor & Company. Available online at FamilySearch
  • History of Randolph and Macon Counties, Missouri. 1884. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical Co. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Sullivan CountyAdair CountyKnox CountyShelby CountyMonroe CountyRandolph CountyChariton CountyLinn CountyMO MACON.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 Macon 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 Macon County, Missouri:

- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company M
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company C
- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 11th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company M
- 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company L
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company M
- 62nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 62nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 62nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 62nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 62nd Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company L
- 7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company C
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company D

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Moberly newspapers from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Macon County communities.

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 Macon 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 Macon County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Macon County Historical Society
    PO Box 304
    Macon, MO 63552
    Phone: 660-395-0266
    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, "Macon, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macon_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), Macon 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, "Macon County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Macon 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.