Welcome To Tate County, Mississippi



The Tate County Court House was completed in 1875, two years after the formation of the county. The building has undergone several renovations and additions.

There have been many beautiful drawings and paintings of this historical landmark. The one above that appeared on the cover of "The Heritage Of Tate County" is a reproduction of the original oil painting which was done specifically for this book by Evelyn Gurley Crockett, a native Tate Countian.




We are Syble Embrey, Coordinator,  and Marie Carlton  Assistant Coordinator, for the MSGenWeb Tate County, Mississippi Genealogical  Research Website. You may contact The Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc at tatehistory@hotmail.com



Tate County's neighbors from which Tate County was formed in 1873 are DeSoto, Marshall, and Tunica .

Located in the northwestern corner of the state, Tate County is bordered on the north by DeSoto County, the east by Marshall County, the south by Lafayette and Panola Counties, and the west by Tunica County.


The Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc has published four new books for sale: 2003, 2004, 2012 Obits from The Democrat and 2012 Obits from The Commercial Appeal with full name index. The cost is $20.00 each plus $3.50 Shipping each.

The Heritage Of Tate County History Book Published in 1991 is no longer available in book form, however it is available on a searchable DVD.The cost is $20.00 plus $3.50 shipping.


The Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc has made every effort to obtain the Chancery Court Records of those counties adjoining Tate. So far the Society has obtained Tate, Desoto, Marshall and Panola Counties and are housed in The Society's Library. These records are on microfilm and contain the estate settlements (loose papers), wills, bonds, and land records.  Marriages from Circuit Court. These court records are for the years at least up to 1873 and are vital to everyone researching these counties because they are the most accurate. Come by and visit the library located at 105 Court Street, Senatobia, Mississippi Thursday and Friday.


Highlighting Early Pioneer of Tate County, Mississippi

 Captain L. Guy Woollard of the Invincibles :

Captain L. Guy Woollard was deservedly popular with his company. Winning the love and admiration of his men, they yielded a cheerful obedience to his commands, under any and all circumstances, without the exercise on his part of strict military discipline. In the battle of Gettysburg, while gallantly leading his company, he and about thirty of his men were captured and were imprisoned on Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, and at Ft. Delaware twenty-one months, until March 21, 1865, not reaching home until about the 1st of July following. From close confinement and the rough treatment of prison life soon after he as imprisoned, Captain Woollard lost his health, which he never afterward regained.

Instead of resuming his law practice he sought the office of probate clerk of De Soto County, Mississippi, in October, 1865, and for the proper discharge of its duties he possessed eminent qualifications. In 1867 he married Miss Mary Elizabeth Boyce, near Senatobia, Mississippi. In 1872, with the hope of recovering his health, he moved with his family to Luka Springs, Mississippi which prolonged his life of suffering a short while. Returning to Senatobia, he died September 15, 1874, at 39 years of age, in full triumph of Christian faith. His widow, Mrs. M. E. Woollard, resides in Senatobia, Mississippi, and her son George is in business in Memphis. D. Boyce Woollard married Miss Annie Staton of Senatobia, Mississippi, and is manager of the C. B. Clark place, at Clarkton, Crittenden County, Arkansas. L. Guy, Jr., resides in Larrantine, Texas. Douglas D., the younger of the four sons, has had for several years a position in the I.C.R.R.


Table of Contents


Surname Information Tate County Information Links Outside Tate County In The Gen Soc Library    
Admin Information Mailing List Information Ancestry/Rootsweb Message  Board Books Housed In The TCGHS Library A-M    
1997 Surname List Tate County Resource Page-WorldConnect Boards MSGenweb's Mississippi State Page Books Housed In The TCGHS Library N-Z     
1997 Archived Queries  Tate County, MS Resources and Other Websites  MSGenweb Clickable County Image Map Books Housed In The TCGHS Library Family    
1998 Surname List    USGenweb Project Census Microfilm Housed In The TCGHS Library    
1998 Archived Queries    Mississippi History Now      
1998-Jan 1999 Queries  GenForum Query Board



On Line Data On Line Data On Line Data Index To Tate Trails Index To Tate Trails Index To Tate Trails
Apprentice Records of Tate County  Deaths & Marriages From 1913 News Paper  Index to Civil War Pension Applications  Tate Trails Index - Volume I Tate Trails Index - Volume XI Tate Trails Index - Volume XXI
Cemeteries of Tate County    Schools of Tate County   Index To Wills 1873-1906 Tate Trails Index -Volume II Tate Trails Index - Volume XII  Tate Trails Index - Volume XXII
Communities of Tate County  Schools of Tate County Drivers and Teachers 1952-53 Index To Will Book II     Tate Trails Index-Volume III Tate Trails Index - Volume XIII   Tate Trails Index - Volume XXIII
Churches of Tate County   Tate County and The Civil War  USS Tate (WW II)     Tate Trails Index-Volume IV Tate Trails Index - Volume XIV  Tate Trails Index - Volume XXIV
Justice of The Peace  Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society  Wilborn Donates Pictures TCG&HS  Tate Trails Index - Volume V Tate Trails Index - Volume XV   Tate Trails Index - Volume XXV
Letters From Oldest Inhabitants in Tate County  Publications Special Offer    Tate Trails Index Volume VI Tate Trails Index - Volume XVI   Tate Trails Index - Volume XXVI
Obituaries  Tate Trails Index-Volume VII Tate Trails Index - Volume XVII Tate Trails Index - Volume XXVII
Physician's License Index       Tate Trails Index-Volume VIII Tate Trails Index - Volume XVIII  
Pioneers Of Tate County  Tate Trails Index - Volume IX Tate Trails Index - Volume XIX
Resolution/Tribute of Respect       Tate Trails Index - Volume X  Tate Trails Index - Volume XX  






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