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Guide to '''Sullivan 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 '''Sullivan County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 14,  1845
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|county seat= Milan
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|parent county= [[Linn County, Missouri Genealogy|Linn]]<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= [[Grundy County, Missouri Genealogy|Grundy]]
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|county3= [[Linn County, Missouri Genealogy|Linn]]
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|county4= [[Macon County, Missouri Genealogy|Macon]]
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|county5= [[Mercer County, Missouri Genealogy|Mercer]]
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Sullivan County
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The county was named for John Sullivan. The County is located in the north central area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sullivan County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.</ref>
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| founded year = 1845
 
| founded date = February 14
 
| seat = [[Milan, Missouri|Milan]]
 
| building image = MissouriSullivanCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Sullivan County Courthouse<br> 109 N Main Street<br>Milan, MO 63556<br>Phone: 660.265.3786<br>[http://sullivan.mogenweb.org/courthouse.html '''Sullivan County Website'''] }}
 
  
=== County Information  ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|Sullivan}}
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'''Sullivan County Courthouse'''<br> 109 N Main Street<br>Milan, MO 63556<br>Phone: 660-265-3786<br>[http://sullivan.mogenweb.org/courthouse.html Sullivan County Website]<br><br>
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Recorder of Deeds has incomplete birth records 1867-1895, marriage and land records from 1845, death records 1883-1896.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1845.<br>
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Probate Judge has probate records from 1845.<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>
  
==== Sullivan County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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=== Sullivan County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
 
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|Sullivan}}
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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), Sullivan 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" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sullivan 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" | 1835
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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 ===
 
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<br>Recorder Deeds has incomplete birth records 1867-1895, marriage and land records from 1845, death records 1883-1896; Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1845; Probate Judge has probate records from 1845.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sullivan County, Missouri. Page 406 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1843'''  Sullivan County was created 17 February 1843&nbsp;from [[Linn County, Missouri Genealogy|Linn]] County. '''County seat:''' Milan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
  
 
'''1908'''  Fire destroyed the courthouse June 26, 1908.<br>
 
'''1908'''  Fire destroyed the courthouse June 26, 1908.<br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|Sullivan}}
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*'''1843'''  Sullivan County was created February 17, 1843 from [[Linn County, Missouri Genealogy|Linn]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Milan<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.
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places in Sullivan County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,211,c,sullivan.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [https://collections.shsmo.org/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, "Sullivan County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_County,_Missouri Sullivan County Missouri], accessed Dec 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browning,_Missouri Browning] Linn & Sullivan co
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_City,_Missouri Green City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greencastle,_Missouri Greencastle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris,_Missouri Harris]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan,_Missouri Milan] county seat
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtown,_Missouri Newtown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphreys,_Missouri Humphreys]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood,_Missouri Osgood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock,_Missouri Pollock]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bairdston,_Missouri Bairdston]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boynton,_Missouri Boynton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cora,_Missouri Cora]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Jacksonville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judson,_Missouri Judson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindley,_Missouri Lindley] Grundy & Sullivan co
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owasco,_Missouri Owasco]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsons,_Missouri Parsons]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennville,_Missouri Pennville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reger,_Missouri Reger]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticklerville,_Missouri Sticklerville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wintersville,_Missouri Wintersville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winigan,_Missouri Winigan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowman_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Bowman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanan_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Buchanan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Clay]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Duncan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Liberty]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Morris]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Penn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Hill_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Pleasant Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polk_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Polk]
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*Taylor
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Township,_Sullivan_County,_Missouri Union]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paw_Paw,_Missouri Paw Paw]
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|Sullivan}}
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Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from [http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mocohist&CISOPTR=95846&REC=1 Missouri Digital Heritage]
  
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Sullivan, Browning|place|disp=Browning}}
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*1795 - The area now known as Sullivan County was claimed by the Missouris.
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Sullivan, Cora|place|disp=Cora}}
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*1836 - The first white settlers came to the county.
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Sullivan, Green Castle|place|disp=Green Castle}}
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*1842 - Settlements now existed along all the streams of the northern part of the County. These settlements were grouped according to the localities of the immigrants.
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Sullivan, Green City|place|disp=Green City}}
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*1845 February 14 - Sullivan County was founded.
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Sullivan, Harris|place|disp=Harris}}
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*1845 May 6 - Sullivan County was divided into townships.
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Sullivan, Humphreys|place|disp=Humphreys}}
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*1849 - The Chariton Land District was established.
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Sullivan, Milan|place|disp=Milan}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Sullivan, Osgood|place|disp=Osgood}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Sullivan, Pollock|place|disp=Pollock}}
 
  
*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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== Resources ==
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{{MO Resources Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MO Bible Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MO Biographies Intro|Sullivan}}
  
[[Adair County, Missouri Genealogy|Adair]] {{•}} [[Grundy County, Missouri Genealogy|Grundy]] {{•}} [[Linn County, Missouri Genealogy|Linn]] {{•}} [[Macon County, Missouri Genealogy|Macon]] {{•}} [[Mercer County, Missouri Genealogy|Mercer]] {{•}} [[Putnam County, Missouri Genealogy|Putnam]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
{{MOSullivan, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
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{{MO Business Records Intro|Sullivan}}
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MO Cemeteries Intro|Sullivan}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1501&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|476883|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1501 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sullivan.mogenweb.org/sccem.html MOGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sullivan+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Sullivan&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/sullivan/sullicem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/sullivan.htm Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Sullivan County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=106 MOGravestones]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sullivan.mogenweb.org/sccem.html MOGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/sullivan/sullicem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/sullivan.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=106 MOGravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20701&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=52&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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* {{FHL|476883|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sullivan+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/Sullivan-County?id=county_1501 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394436&reqParentsLabel=Sullivan%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6064 Sullivan County, Missouri Cemetery Records, Volumes 1-5] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6064 Sullivan County, Missouri Cemetery Records, Volumes 1-5] at Ancestry ($)
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850 |2983
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|1860 |9108 
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|1870 |11907
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|1880 |16569
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|1890 |19000
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|1900 |20282
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|1910 |18598
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|1920 |17781
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|1930 |15212
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|1940 |13701
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|1950 |11299
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|1960 |8783
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|1970 |7572
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|1980 |7434
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|1990 |6326
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|2000 |7219
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|2010 |6714
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{{MO Census Intro|Sullivan}}
  
{{Census|Missouri}}  
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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
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
{{MO Church Intro}}  
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=== Church Records ===
 +
{{MO Church Intro|Sullivan}}<br>
 +
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 +
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394436&reqParentsLabel=Sullivan%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
===== Catholic =====
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'''''Catholic'''''<br>
 +
'''Milan'''
  
'''Milan'''  
+
*'''1870-1872''' Milan Catholic Church Baptism Index 1870-1872. Batch {{IGI|C511541}} at FamilySearch.
  
*'''1870 - 1872'''  Milan Catholic Church Baptism Index 1870-1872. Batch {{IGI|C511541}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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=== Court Records ===
 +
{{MO Court Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== Court  ====
+
*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MO Directories Intro|Sullivan}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{MO Emigration Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|Sullivan}}
  
{{MO History}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|Sullivan}}
  
*''History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler counties, Missouri&nbsp;: from the earliest time to the present''. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1888.
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=== Genealogies  ===
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1073979 FamilySearch] (Free)
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|Sullivan}}
*Shepler, John N. ''The Milan standard souvenir edition''. Milan, Mo.&nbsp;: [Milan Standard], 1895.
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE994884 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
  
==== History Timeline  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{MO Guardianship Intro|Sullivan}}
  
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from [http://cdm.sos.mo.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mocohist&CISOPTR=95846&REC=1 Missouri Digital Heritage]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{MO Land Intro|Sullivan}}
  
*1795 - The area now known as Sullivan County was claimed by the Missouris.
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{{MO Land}}
*1836 - The first white settlers came to the county.
 
*1842 - Settlements now existed along all the streams of the northern part of the County. These settlements were grouped according to the localities of the immigrants.
 
*1845 February 14 - Sullivan County was founded.
 
*1845 May 6 - Sullivan County was divided into townships.
 
*1849 - The Chariton Land Disrtrict was established.
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{MO Histories Intro|Sullivan}}
  
[[Image:Mosullivan.jpg|right|400px|Mosullivan.jpg]]
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{{MO History}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]  
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*''History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler Counties, Missouri''. 1888. Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Goodspeed Pub. Co. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/353796-history-of-adair-sullivan-putnam-and-schuyler-counties-missouri-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present?offset=1 FamilySearch]
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*''The Milan Standard Souvenir Edition''. By John N. Shepler. 1895. Milan, Mo. : [Milan Standard]. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/428458-the-milan-standard-souvenir-edition?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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 +
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO Sullivan County}}}}
 +
{{MO Maps Intro|Sullivan}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
 +
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v3/search/ Family Maps of Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Sullivan_County Sullivan County townships] (Histopolis)
 
*Interactive map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Sullivan_County Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan County.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394436&reqParentsLabel=Sullivan%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{MO Migration Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== 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|Sullivan}}
  
===== 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
  
 +
==== Civil War ====
 +
{{MO Civil War Intro|Sullivan}}
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1911-1938'''  {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
'''''Regiments'''''
 
'''''Regiments'''''
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|}
 
|}
  
===== World War II =====
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==== World War II ====
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{{MO World War II Intro|Sullivan}}
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*'''1940-1945''' {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{MO Naturalization Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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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
*'''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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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{MO Newspapers Intro|Sullivan}}
  
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Sullivan}}
 
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Sullivan}}
 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{MO Obituaries Intro|Sullivan}}
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 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{MO Other Records Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{MO Periodicals Intro|Sullivan}}
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{MO Probate Intro|Sullivan}}
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
*'''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 $
+
*'''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 ($)
*'''1849 - 1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5600 Sullivan County, Missouri Wills, 1849-1880] at Ancestry.com ($)
+
*'''1849-1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5600 Sullivan County, Missouri Wills, 1849-1880] at Ancestry ($)
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
{{MO Tax Intro}}
 
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{MO Schools Intro|Sullivan}}
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===Social Security Records===
 +
*'''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]].
 +
*'''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]].
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}
 
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Tax Records ===
*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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{{MO Tax Intro|Sullivan}}
*'''1867 - 1885''' Sullivan County Birth Index 1867-1884. Batches {{IGI|C514609}}, {{IGI|C514627}}, and {{IGI|C514628}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
 
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{MO Vital Intro|Sullivan}}
  
*'''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|Sullivan}}
*'''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''' - Sullivan County Marriage Index 1845-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515851}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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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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*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''1881 - 1885''' Sullivan County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515852}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1867-1885''' Sullivan County Birth Index 1867-1884. Batches {{IGI|C514609}}, {{IGI|C514627}}, and {{IGI|C514628}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissourir.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf]].</ref>
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29441 Marriage records of Sullivan County, Missouri] at Ancestry.com $
 
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{MO Marriage Intro|Sullivan}}
  
*'''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 $
*'''1883''' - Sullivan County Death Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|B514627}} at FamilySearch - free.
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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
*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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*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
 +
*'''1845-1881''' - Sullivan County Marriage Index 1845-1881. Batch {{IGI|M515851}} at FamilySearch.
 +
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
 +
*'''1881-1885''' Sullivan County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch {{IGI|M515852}} at FamilySearch.
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29441 Marriage records of Sullivan County, Missouri] at Ancestry ($)
  
 +
==== Death ====
 +
{{MO Death Intro|Sullivan}}
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
+
*'''1834-1910'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 +
*'''1867-1976'''  {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 +
*'''1883''' - Sullivan County Death Index 1883. Batch {{IGI|B514627}} at FamilySearch.
 +
*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1910-1960''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10018/missouri-death-certificates-1910-1960?s=275764761 Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1960] at MyHeritage ($) — 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.
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{MO Divorce Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== Historical Society ====
+
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{MO Research Facilities Intro|Sullivan}}
  
*[http://sullivanhistory.org/ Sullivan County Historical Society]<br> 117 North Water Street<br> Milan, MO 63556-1023
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{MO Archives Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{MO Libraries Intro|Sullivan}}
  
==== Websites  ====
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{MO Museums Intro|Sullivan}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
+
== Societies ==
 +
{{MO Societies Intro|Sullivan}}
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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*'''Sullivan County Historical Society'''<br> 117 North Water Street<br> Milan, MO 63556-1023<br>[http://sullivanhistory.org/ Website]
|-
 
| 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:sullivan+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://sullivan.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/sullivan/sullivan.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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== Websites ==
|-
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{{MO Websites Intro|Sullivan}}
| 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/Sullivan/ 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/Sullivan/ 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/sullivan/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/sullivan-county/ StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Sullivan-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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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/desktop/en/search.html Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
|-
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[http://sullivan.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/sullivan/sullivan.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
|-
+
*{{FHL Place IDNum|203560|Missouri|Sullivan}}. 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
| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=203545&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Sullivan%22 FamilySearch catalog]  
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[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Sullivan/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Sullivan/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
|-
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/sullivan/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/sullivan-county-missouri WorldCat]  
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[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/sullivan-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Sullivan-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
|-
 
| 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 "Sullivan Missouri" and search catalog.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]  
 
| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Sullivan County"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
 
|}
 
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100347390989583743440 Google+]  
 
| width="70%" | Missouri Genealogy Network Community
 
|-
 
| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/more/?q=Missouri%20Genealogy&sid=0.6922872586034933 Facebook]
 
| width="70%" | list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
 
|}
 
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 +
{{MO Research Guides Intro|Sullivan}}
  
<references />{{Missouri|Missouri}}
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== References ==
 +
<references />
  
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{{Missouri|Missouri}}
 
[[Category:Sullivan_County,_Missouri]]
 
[[Category:Sullivan_County,_Missouri]]
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[[Category:Missouri_Counties]]

Revision as of 12:00, 20 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Milan
Organized: February 14, 1845
Parent County(s): Linn[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adair  • Grundy  • Linn  • Macon  • Mercer  • Putnam
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriSullivanCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Sullivan County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for John Sullivan. The County is located in the north central area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Sullivan County Courthouse
109 N Main Street
Milan, MO 63556
Phone: 660-265-3786
Sullivan County Website

Recorder of Deeds has incomplete birth records 1867-1895, marriage and land records from 1845, death records 1883-1896.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1845.
Probate Judge has probate records from 1845.[3]

Sullivan 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
1867 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]

1908 Fire destroyed the courthouse June 26, 1908.

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


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1843 Sullivan County was created February 17, 1843 from Linn County.
  • County seat: Milan[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 Sullivan 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]

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Missouri Digital Heritage

  • 1795 - The area now known as Sullivan County was claimed by the Missouris.
  • 1836 - The first white settlers came to the county.
  • 1842 - Settlements now existed along all the streams of the northern part of the County. These settlements were grouped according to the localities of the immigrants.
  • 1845 February 14 - Sullivan County was founded.
  • 1845 May 6 - Sullivan County was divided into townships.
  • 1849 - The Chariton Land District was established.

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 Sullivan 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 2,983
1860 9,108 205.3%
1870 11,907 30.7%
1880 16,569 39.2%
1890 19,000 14.7%
1900 20,282 6.7%
1910 18,598 −8.3%
1920 17,781 −4.4%
1930 15,212 −14.4%
1940 13,701 −9.9%
1950 11,299 −17.5%
1960 8,783 −22.3%
1970 7,572 −13.8%
1980 7,434 −1.8%
1990 6,326 −14.9%
2000 7,219 14.1%
2010 6,714 −7.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


For tips on accessing Sullivan County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

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

Catholic
Milan

  • 1870-1872 Milan Catholic Church Baptism Index 1870-1872. Batch C511541 at FamilySearch.

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 Sullivan 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 Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler Counties, Missouri. 1888. Chicago, Illinois : Goodspeed Pub. Co. Available online at FamilySearch
  • The Milan Standard Souvenir Edition. By John N. Shepler. 1895. Milan, Mo. : [Milan Standard]. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, Missouri:

- 18th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 23rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company C
- 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C

- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 66th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K

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

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Sullivan County Historical Society
    117 North Water Street
    Milan, MO 63556-1023
    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, "Sullivan County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 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), Sullivan 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, "Sullivan County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Sullivan County Missouri, accessed Dec 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.