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Founded December 14, 1798
County Seat Burkesville
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Cumberland County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Cumberland County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1799 1852 1810 1799 1815
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Cumberland County Courthouse PO Box 275
Burkesville, KY 42717-0275
Phone: 270.864.3726[1]

Cumberland County Kentucky History

Parent County

1798--Cumberland County was created 14 December 1798 from Green County.  County seat: Burkesville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1865, 1933--Disasters destroyed most records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses


Cumberland County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Amandaville Cloyds Landing Hegira Modoc
Arat Dougan Town Judio Peytonsburg
Ashlock Dubre Kettle Stalcup
Bakerton Ellington Leslie Tanbark
Bow Frogue Littrell Waterview
Burkesville Green Grove Long Ridge
Claywell Grider Marrowbone











Neighboring Counties

Cumberland County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18003,284
18106,19188.5%
18208,05830.2%
18308,6247.0%
18406,090−29.4%
18507,00515.0%
18607,3404.8%
18707,6904.8%
18808,89415.7%
18908,452−5.0%
19008,9626.0%
19109,8469.9%
192010,6488.1%
193010,204−4.2%
194011,92316.8%
19509,309−21.9%
19607,835−15.8%
19706,850−12.6%
19807,2896.4%
19906,784−6.9%
20007,1475.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21057.txt

For tips on accessing Cumberland County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

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 Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

Families of Cumberland County, Kentucky are discussed in:

  • [Cheatham] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986).
  • [Lincoln] Hatcher, Patricia Law. "The Real Thomas Lincoln of Cumberland County, Kentucky: Not the Father of the President," The American Genealogist, Vol. 85, No. 4 (Oct. 2011):254-261. FHL Book 973 D25aga.
  • [Warriner] Mireles, Dana Ann. "Jacob Warriner, Sr., of Buckingham County, Virginia: His Children and His Parents," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):83-93. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cumberland County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cumberland County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Cumberland County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Cumberland County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

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 background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

  • 1799 - 1799 Tax List of Cumberland County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Cumberland County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Cumberland County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Cumberland County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517271 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Cumberland County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517272 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875-1876 - Cumberland County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517273 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Cumberland County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517271 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Cumberland County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517274 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Cumberland County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517275 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
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Cumberland County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

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Cumberland County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Cumberland County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, Kentucky page 270, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.


 

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