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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1012 list of cemeteries in Christian County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1012 list of cemeteries in Christian County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|383273|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Christian County}}.  Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3849&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Christian County cemeteries ]gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3849&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Christian County cemeteries ]gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  

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Guide to Christian County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Christian County, Kentucky
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Founded December 13, 1796
County Seat Hopkinsville
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Contents

Christian County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Christian County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1797 1852 1810 1797 1797
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Christian County Courthouse
511 S Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2300
Phone: 270.887.4105[1]

Christian County Kentucky History

Parent County

1796--Christian County was created 13 December 1796 from Logan County.
County seat: Hopkinsville [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.

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses

Christian County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Apex Dogwood Hawkins Merrittstown
Bainbridge Edgoten Hensleytown Newstead
Bakersport Empire Herndon Oak Grove
Barkers Mill Era Honey Grove Ovil
Bennettstown Fairview Hopkinsville Peedee
Beverly Fearsville Howel Pembroke
Binns Mill Fedelio Julien Pleasant Green Hill
Bluff Spring Fort Campbell Kelly Pleasant Hill
Carl Fruit Hill Kennedy Saint Elmo
Casky Garrettsburg LaFayette Sinking Fork
Church Hill Gracey Mannington West Brook
Crofton Haleys Mill Masonville

Neighboring Counties

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

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

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 1 page 11 - Barnes Cemetery
Vol. 1 page 13 - Dunning Farm Cemetery

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18002,318
181011,020375.4%
182010,459−5.1%
183012,68421.3%
184015,58722.9%
185019,58025.6%
186021,62710.5%
187023,2277.4%
188031,68236.4%
189034,1187.7%
190037,96211.3%
191038,8452.3%
192035,883−7.6%
193034,283−4.5%
194036,1295.4%
195042,35917.2%
196056,90434.3%
197056,224−1.2%
198066,87818.9%
199068,9413.1%
200072,2654.8%
Est. 200780,86811.9%
http://ksdc.louisville.edu/

For tips on accessing Christian 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
  • [Adams] Maloney, James Hallett. "Drury Hatcher of Cumberland County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):243-256; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2006):51-59. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp.
  • [Cocke] Hart, Lyndon H. "The Cocke Family in Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):41-61; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):146-156; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):203-215; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):309-315; Vol. 45, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2001):23-36; Vol. 45, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2001):132-148; Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2001):208-219; Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2001):278-288; Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2002):42-46. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [de Graffenried] de Graffenried, Thomas Pritchett. History of the de Graffenried Family from 1191 A.D. to 1925. Binghampton, N.Y.: Vail-Ballou Press, 1925. Digital version at Internet Archive - free; FHL Book 929.273 G758g.
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Henry] Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
  • [Lindsey] Shinn, Josiah Hazen. Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas. Little Rock, Ark.: Democrat Printing and Lithographing Co., 1908. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Sassin] Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993). *[Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5

Land

  • The KY Land Office
  • The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Christian County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  1. Deed Book B: 1797-1815
  2. Deed Book C: 1810-1816

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Christian 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

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Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Christian 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 Christian County, Kentucky:

- 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, I, K and M.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

  • 1797 - "Christian County Tax List 1797," Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-10. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • 1798 - "Christian County Tax List 1798," Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-13. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Christian County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[9] 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 Christian County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Christian 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
  • 1852-1862 - Christian County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch C517221 at FamilySearch - free.[10]
  • 1874-1875 - Christian County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517222 at FamilySearch - free.[10]
Marriage
  • 1852-1860 - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M517221 at FamilySearch - free.[10]
  • 1852-1861 - Christian County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517225 at FamilySearch - free.[10]
  • 1874-1875 - Christian County Marriage Index 1874-1875. Batch M517223 at FamilySearch - free.[10]
  • 1876-1878 - Christian County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517224 at FamilySearch - free.[10]
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Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Christian County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Christian County, Kentucky page 269, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  6. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  7. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  8. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  9. 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).
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 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.