Bourbon County, Kentucky

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* [[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
* [[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ Kentucky African American Griots] - more resources or specific Bourbon Co. info
 
* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ Kentucky African American Griots] - more resources or specific Bourbon Co. info
 
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
 
* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans. 
 
* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans. 
  
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'''''1800''''' - Lost, but a substitute is available:  
 
'''''1800''''' - Lost, but a substitute is available:  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky  Census Transcriptions  1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=439629&disp=Shane+manuscript+collection FHL US/CAN Film 948631].
 
*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=439629&disp=Shane+manuscript+collection FHL US/CAN Film 948631].
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research & Reference]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Everman, H.E. ''The History of Bourbon County, 1785-1865.'' n.p.: Bourbon Press, 1977. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=291952 FHL US/CAN Book 976.9423 H2e].
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*Everman, H.E. ''The History of Bourbon County, 1785-1865.'' n.p.: Bourbon Press, 1977.  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=291952 FHL US/CAN Book 976.9423 H2e].
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
*  [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/gmd:@field(SUBJ+@od1(United+States--Kentucky--Bourbon+County+)) 1877 Atlas of Bourbon County ]- mape & names of property owners in towns, country
 
*  [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/gmd:@field(SUBJ+@od1(United+States--Kentucky--Bourbon+County+)) 1877 Atlas of Bourbon County ]- mape & names of property owners in towns, country
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=127577 FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b].
 
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=127577 FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b].
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==== Miscellaneous ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]  -  Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]   -   Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]  ~  Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot ] ~  Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times ] ~  Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*  [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ResourcesLinks.html Bourbon County Resources ]- 2 libraries (1 is DAR), Historical Society
 
*  [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ResourcesLinks.html Bourbon County Resources ]- 2 libraries (1 is DAR), Historical Society
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/index.html Bourbon County KYGenWeb project]. Maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/index.html Bourbon County KYGenWeb project]. Maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195225&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Bourbon&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select the county.
* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Bourbon/ Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org]  USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195218&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Boone&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boone/ Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Bourbon County, Kentucky
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Founded October 17, 1785
County Seat Paris
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Contents

County Courthouse

Burbon County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1785--Bourbon County was created 17 October 1785 from Fayette County.
County seat: Paris [1]

Boundary Changes

Chronological Changes Map for Bourbon County

Record Loss

1872--A disaster caused the loss of some records.

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Austerlitz Escondida Kiserton Paris
Blacks Crossroads Ewalt Crossroads Little Rock Plum
Brentsville Hopewell Middletown Ruddels Mills
Bunker Hill Hutchison Millersburg Shawhan
Cane Ridge Jacksonville Monterey Sidville
Clintonville Jackstown North Middletown Stony Point
Currentsville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

•   Bourbon County Cemeteries with photos, names and stone photos

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Bourbon Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Census

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

1800 - Lost, but a substitute is available:

Church

Baptist

•   Baptist History Homepage - transcriptions of a large number of church annual meeting

     minutes, Baptist newspapers, etc.

Presbyterian

Court

Genealogy

More than 100 genealogies have been published about Bourbon County families. To view a list, visit Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy.

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Land

Land Grants and Patents

  • Virginia Land Office. [Index], Commonwealth's Grants or Patents [1779-1794, 1801 Now in Kentucky]. Original records, Virginia State Land Office, Richmond, Va. FHL US/CAN Film 7811 Item 1. [Some of the land was situated in Bourbon County.]
  • Kentucky Land Office - land patents
  • Bourbon County Land Records - Surveys before 1800; Deed Books A, B & C transcriptions, etc.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

French and Indian War

  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies a Bourbon County veteran; see place name index.]

Revolutionary War

  • Bell, Annie W.B. Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky. 1934. FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b.

War of 1812

  • Bell, Annie W.B. Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky. 1934. FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Local Court

Bourbon County Wills and Estates - a variety of wills and related materials

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Bourbon County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book A: 1786-1795
  2. Will Book B: 1795-1805

London Court

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1790-1791] Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names."]

Vital Records

Marriage

  • Kentucky Marriage Records, from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. FHL US/CAN Book 976.9 V2km. [Includes marriages from Bourbon County.]
  • Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. Shane Manuscript Collection. Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. FHL US/CAN Film 948631.

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).