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Marion County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 25, 1834
County Seat Lebanon
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Marion County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1852
1852
1840
1863
1863
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Marion County Courthouse, Lebanon, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Marion County Courthouse
120 W Main
Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone: 270.692.2651[1]

History

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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1834--Marion County was created 25 January 1834 from Washington County.
County seat: Lebanon [3]

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

1863--A disaster destroyed most of the records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arbuckle (hist.) Dant Loretto Riley
Barbours Mill Pike (hist.) Frogtown Lower Logan (hist.) Rush Branch
Belltown Gandertown Nerinx Saint Francis
Beantown (hist.) Gravel Switch New Market Saint Mary
Bradfordsville Greenbriar Peck Ford Saint Rose Pike
Burkes Spring Holy Cross Penick Salleetown
Calvary Horseshoe Bend (hist.) Phillipsburg Whippoorwill
Cambron (hist.) Jessietown Poplar Corner
Cherry Run (hist.) Lebanon Raywick
Clear Creek (hist.) Logan (hist.) Ridge (hist.)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. All can 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.
184011,032
185011,7656.6%
186012,5937.0%
187012,8381.9%
188014,69314.4%
189015,6486.5%
190016,2904.1%
191016,3300.2%
192015,527−4.9%
193015,499−0.2%
194016,9139.1%
195017,2121.8%
196016,887−1.9%
197016,714−1.0%
198017,9107.2%
199016,499−7.9%
200018,21210.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21155.txt

For tips on accessing Marion 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

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors].
Bibliography

Land

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 Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Marion 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

Regiments. Service men in Marion County, Kentucky 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 Marion County, Kentucky:

- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company D.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, D, E, F and H.
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies D, E and M.
- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies F, H and I.
- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Wolford's Cavalry) (Union), Company A.
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies C, D, E, F, G, H and I.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies C, D, K, L and M.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Marion County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Marion 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.

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 Marion County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Marion 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. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1852-1858 - Marion County Birth Index 1852-1858. Batch C517711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Marion County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517712 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Marion County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517713 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1858 - Marion County Marriage Index 1852-1858. Batch M517711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Marion County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517714 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876 - Marion County Marriage Index 1876. Batch M517715 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.


 

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