Webster County Court House is located on the square in Marshfield,
Missouri. They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time zone).
Closed holidays (Missouri celebrates Truman's Birthday May 8, nothing
else different.) Although the courthouse burned in 1863, almost all
records were saved with the exception of tax rolls and election returns.
Marriage records begin in 1855, wills in 1881 and land records in 1855
all located in the recorder's office. Divorce records are with the
circuit clerk. You may want to check with probate for some of the
earliest wills - these are kind of hard to come by. Some, actually very
few, death and birth records are available. Charges as of 1996 for
copies are $1.00 per page, certified copies add $1.00, except for
certified marriage licenses which are $9.00. Webster County is not on
numbers are as follows:
burned in 1863; destroyed by cyclone in 1881.
of Deeds: Index to deeds, 1854-1887; Deed records, 1855-1925; Marriage
license records, 1855-1921; Marriage license register, 1883-1918.
of the County Court: Permanent record of births, 1883-1884; Register of
births and stillbirths, 1883-1893; Permanent record of deaths,
1883-1884; Record of state board of health, 1883-1905.
Clerk of the Circuit Court: Circuit court records, 1855-1898.
Clerk of the Probate Court: Probate records, 1856-1886; Probate minutes, 1879-1882; Administratorís/executorís letters, bonds and records, 1871-1898; Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1871-1889; Settlement records, 1871 -1890; Guardianís/curatorís records, 1871-1898; Will records, 1870-1924.