Welcome to Leake County MS
History and Genealogy
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Mississippi Genealogy Trails
a part of Genealogy Trails
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

Your state host is Gene Phillips
Please send any data submissions to me. I will upload them as soon as possible.

This Site is Available for Adoption

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.

We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as it can be. If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails, view our
Volunteer Page for further information and then contact Nancy.
(Enough knowledge to make a basic webpage and a desire to transcribe data is required)

We'll be doing the best we can to create a website that you will find helpful, useful and meaningful as you trace the trails of your ancestors through Leake County until a permanent host can be found.

We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.
If you can't be a County Host, you can still be a great deal of help. We need volunteers who will find interesting Leake County documents to transcribe and email to us. We are looking for the "raw data" information such as Biographies, Deaths, Births, Marriages and Obituaries. There will be the native Indian history of the area that will be of interest to a lot of people, as well as the Pioneer Families of the county
Founded in 1833, Leake County is named for Walter Leake, the Governor of Mississippi from 1822 to 1825. Its county seat is Carthage

Carthage (City)
Lena (Town)
Sebastopol (a town mostly in Scott County)
Walnut Grove (Town)
Thomastown (Village)
Redwater (CDP)
Standing Pine (CDP)

* Unincorporated places
Conway -- Coosa -- Dowell -- Edinburg -- Estesmill -- Freeny -- Gill -- Good Hope -- Hopoca -- Madden -- Marydell -- Ofahoma -- -- Piggtown -- Renfroe -- Remus -- Rosebud -- Saint Ann --Tuscola -- Wiggins

Online Data





Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Extinct Towns






Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
09 Feb 2014: Added William Burks Biography
13 Jan 2014: Added Thomas Burks Biography
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
05 Jun 2012: Added 1890 Veterans Census 2 files
05 Jun 2012: Added Pleasant Hill Cemetery
18 Jul 2009: Added several unincorporated places to list of cities and towns
Jan 2009: News Items: Community, Native American news item; "White Cap" news story; 1850 Mortality Schedule, World War 2 Casualties
Previous Updates:
Marriage Announcements, Crime News Story for HUGHES; Cemetery Listing


Surrounding Counties
Attala County (north)
Neshoba County (east)
Scott County (south)
Madison County (west)


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This page last updated on -- 9 Feb 2014

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