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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Madison_County,_Kentucky|Madison County]]''
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Guide to '''Madison County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Madison_County,_Kentucky|Madison County]]''
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Madison County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1786</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Madison County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1810</center>
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[[Image:Madison County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;[http://www.madisoncountyky.us/ Madison County Courthouse]<br>101 W Main Street<br>Richmond, KY 40475-1415<br>Phone: 859.624.4707<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Madison County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Madison County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/madisoon.html Madison Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Madison Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Madison_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [[Madison County, Kentucky#Taxation|Taxation]].  
  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Collins]''' Collins, Gerald E. ''William Collins (176*-1848): of North Carolina, Madison County, Kentucky, Shelby County, Indiana and Some of His Descendants''. No publication info. {{FHL|727107|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 C697cg}}{{dead link}}  
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*'''[Ballance]''' Pierce, Alycon Trubey. "The Ballance Family of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1994):3-20; Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):105-114. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)}}.
*'''[Crooke]''' Crooke, B.F. ''Genealogy of the Crooke and Proctor Families''. 1908. {{FHL|133683|item|disp=FHL Film 873031 Item 5}}{{dead link}}  
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*'''[Bates]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5.'' 3 vols. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004-2007. Volume 1. {{FHL|1149556|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 1}}.
*'''[Crooke]''' Ingalls, Osie Alice McDowell. ''Crooke Family: Account Book of Miss Crooke of Science Hill, Madison County, Kentucky''. MSS., National Library, [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|D.A.R.]] Copy: {{FHL|133683|item|disp=FHL Film 873031 Item 5}}{{dead link}}  
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*'''[Boone]''' Bryan, J.C. ''The Boone-Bryan History.'' Frankfort, Ky.: The Kentucky State Historical Society, 1913. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/boonebryanhistor00brya Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Collins]''' Collins, Gerald E. ''William Collins (176*-1848): of North Carolina, Madison County, Kentucky, Shelby County, Indiana and Some of His Descendants''. No publication info. {{FHL|727107|727107}}  
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*'''[Crooke]''' Crooke, B.F. ''Genealogy of the Crooke and Proctor Families''. 1908. {{FHL|133683|133683}}  
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*'''[Crooke]''' Ingalls, Osie Alice McDowell. ''Crooke Family: Account Book of Miss Crooke of Science Hill, Madison County, Kentucky''. MSS., National Library, [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|D.A.R.]] Copy: {{FHL|133683|133683}}  
 
*'''[Embry]''' Miller, William Harris. ''The Embry Family of Madison County, Ky.'' Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: n.p., 1954. Digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27334 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*'''[Embry]''' Miller, William Harris. ''The Embry Family of Madison County, Ky.'' Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: n.p., 1954. Digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27334 Ancestry] ($).  
*'''[Francis]''' ''Francis: Family Genealogical Data, 1794-1927, Madison County, Kentucky''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1982. {{FHL|243156|item|disp=FHL Fiche&nbsp;6017745}}{{dead link}}&nbsp;
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990)}}.
*'''[Hill]''' Hill, L. Henry. ''Genealogy of the Hill Family of Garrard and Madison Counties, Kentucky''. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1978. {{FHL|166763|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H55d}}{{dead link}}  
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*'''[Francis]''' ''Francis: Family Genealogical Data, 1794-1927, Madison County, Kentucky''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1982. {{FHL|243156|item|243156}}.
*'''[Jett]''' Jett, C. Otis. ''The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family''. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. {{FHL|470135|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 J51j}}{{dead link}}  
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*'''[Gates]''' Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($); {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002)}}.
*'''[Park]''' Gum, Nell Marshall Park. ''Park of Kentucky, 1747-1929: Biographical Sketches and Genealogy of the Descendants of Ebenezer Park, Pioneer of Madison County, Kentucky''. Frankfort, Ky.: Gum, 1929. {{FHL|1715|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 P219g}}{{dead link}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=12188 Ancestry]. ($)  
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*'''[Hill]''' Hill, L. Henry. ''Genealogy of the Hill Family of Garrard and Madison Counties, Kentucky''. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1978. {{FHL|166763|166763}}  
*'''[Park]''' Park, Evelyn Potter and Warren R. Park. ''Allen Park, 1745-1805, of Rowan County, North Carolina and Madison County, Kentucky: Including Some of His Descentants and Allied Families''. Chandler, Okla.: n.p., 1970. {{FHL|1796|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P219pa}}{{dead link}}; 1977 supplement: {{FHL|1813|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P219pa supp.}}{{dead link}}  
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*'''[Jett]''' Jett, C. Otis. ''The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family''. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. {{FHL|470135|470135}}  
*'''[Pursley]''' Winchester, Warren. ''Benjamin Pursley (Pursell): of Loudoun County, Virginia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Madison County, Kentucky''. Middletown, Ky.: W. Winchester, 1995. {{FHL|751739|item|disp=FHL Film 1598348 Item 17}}{{dead link}}  
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*'''[Park]''' Gum, Nell Marshall Park. ''Park of Kentucky, 1747-1929: Biographical Sketches and Genealogy of the Descendants of Ebenezer Park, Pioneer of Madison County, Kentucky''. Frankfort, Ky.: Gum, 1929. {{FHL|1715|1715}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=12188 Ancestry]. ($)  
*'''[Shearer]''' Shearer, Oliver F. ''In Search of my Shearer Heritage in Madison and Rock Castle Countys [sic ] in Kentucky''. [Winchester, Ky.]: O.F. Shearer, [199?]. {{FHL|711990|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sh31so}}{{dead link}}  
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*'''[Park]''' Park, Evelyn Potter and Warren R. Park. ''Allen Park, 1745-1805, of Rowan County, North Carolina and Madison County, Kentucky: Including Some of His Descentants and Allied Families''. Chandler, Okla.: n.p., 1970. {{FHL|1796|1796}}; 1977 supplement: {{FHL|1813|1813}}  
*'''[Turner]''' Sargent, Samuel S. ''Genealogy of the Turner Family (Especially of Madison County, Kentucky &amp; Illinois), ca. 1700-1955''. MSS., 1955. {{FHL|321518|item|disp=FHL Film 868}}{{dead link}}
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*'''[Pursley]''' Winchester, Warren. ''Benjamin Pursley (Pursell): of Loudoun County, Virginia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Madison County, Kentucky''. Middletown, Ky.: W. Winchester, 1995. {{FHL|751739|751739}}
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*'''[Robertson]''' Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($); {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002)}}.
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*'''[Shearer]''' Shearer, Oliver F. ''In Search of my Shearer Heritage in Madison and Rock Castle Countys [sic ] in Kentucky''. [Winchester, Ky.]: O.F. Shearer, [199?]. {{FHL|711990|711990}}  
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*'''[Turner]''' Sargent, Samuel S. ''Genealogy of the Turner Family (Especially of Madison County, Kentucky &amp; Illinois), ca. 1700-1955''. MSS., 1955. {{FHL|321518|321518}}
  
 
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies A, B, E, F, G, and H.
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Madison County.
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*August 29-30, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky007.htm Richmond]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== 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 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}{{dead link}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Madison County is included in Vol. 1.]  
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*'''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 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|622815}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Madison County is included in Vol. 1.]  
*'''[1789]''' Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}{{dead link}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["3 volumes of 1789 were used, with some duplication of names." (p. 2)]
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*'''1788 '''[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/madison/court_tax_records.html Court and Tax Records]. GenealogyTrails.
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*'''1789''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|446696}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["3 volumes of 1789 were used, with some duplication of names." (p. 2)]  
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>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).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*''Record of Marriages in Madison County, Kentucky for the Period of Years 1785 to 1851 Inclusive.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|937884}} - free.
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
==== Web Sites  ====
 
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Guide to Madison County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Richmond
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Madison County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1786
1852
1810
1787
1787
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Madison County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
 Madison County Courthouse
101 W Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475-1415
Phone: 859.624.4707[1]

History

Parent County

1785--Madison County was created 17 October 1785 from Lincoln County.
County seat: Richmond [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Madison County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arlington Crooksville (hist.) Kingston Round Hill
Baldwin Crow Valley Kirksville Ruthton
Berea Cuzick Middletown Silver Creek
Bighill Doylesville Million Slate Lick
Bobtown Dreyfus Moberly Speedwell
Boonesboro Duluth Newby Stringtown
Brassfield Duncanon Panola Terrill
Buggytown Edenton Peytontown Union City
Bybee Elliston Rosedale (hist.) Valley View
Caleast Farristown Redhouse Waco
College Hill Happy Landing Reeds Crossing Wallaceton
Cottonburg Hillcrest Richmond Whites

Neighboring Counties

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.
17905,772
180010,49081.7%
181015,54048.1%
182015,9542.7%
183018,75117.5%
184016,355−12.8%
185015,727−3.8%
186017,2079.4%
187019,54313.6%
188022,05212.8%
189024,34810.4%
190025,6075.2%
191026,9515.2%
192026,284−2.5%
193027,6215.1%
194028,5413.3%
195031,1799.2%
196033,4827.4%
197042,73027.6%
198053,35224.9%
199057,5087.8%
200070,87223.2%
Est. 200882,19216.0%
http://ksdc.louisville.edu/

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

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

Church

Court

Education

  • Berea College Yearbooks - approximately 40 years of yearbooks digitized and available full-text online via the Internet Archive. Years include approximately 1929-1970 (not fully inclusive).

Eastern Kentucky University

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
  • [Ballance] Pierce, Alycon Trubey. "The Ballance Family of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1994):3-20; Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):105-114. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994).
  • [Bates] Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5. 3 vols. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004-2007. Volume 1. FHL Book 975.5 H2j v. 1.
  • [Boone] Bryan, J.C. The Boone-Bryan History. Frankfort, Ky.: The Kentucky State Historical Society, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Collins] Collins, Gerald E. William Collins (176*-1848): of North Carolina, Madison County, Kentucky, Shelby County, Indiana and Some of His Descendants. No publication info. FHL 727107
  • [Crooke] Crooke, B.F. Genealogy of the Crooke and Proctor Families. 1908. FHL 133683
  • [Crooke] Ingalls, Osie Alice McDowell. Crooke Family: Account Book of Miss Crooke of Science Hill, Madison County, Kentucky. MSS., National Library, D.A.R. Copy: FHL 133683
  • [Embry] Miller, William Harris. The Embry Family of Madison County, Ky. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: n.p., 1954. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990).
  • [Francis] Francis: Family Genealogical Data, 1794-1927, Madison County, Kentucky. Typescript. Microfilmed 1982. FHL Collection.
  • [Gates] Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002).
  • [Hill] Hill, L. Henry. Genealogy of the Hill Family of Garrard and Madison Counties, Kentucky. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1978. FHL 166763
  • [Jett] Jett, C. Otis. The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. FHL 470135
  • [Park] Gum, Nell Marshall Park. Park of Kentucky, 1747-1929: Biographical Sketches and Genealogy of the Descendants of Ebenezer Park, Pioneer of Madison County, Kentucky. Frankfort, Ky.: Gum, 1929. FHL 1715; digital version at Ancestry. ($)
  • [Park] Park, Evelyn Potter and Warren R. Park. Allen Park, 1745-1805, of Rowan County, North Carolina and Madison County, Kentucky: Including Some of His Descentants and Allied Families. Chandler, Okla.: n.p., 1970. FHL 1796; 1977 supplement: FHL 1813
  • [Pursley] Winchester, Warren. Benjamin Pursley (Pursell): of Loudoun County, Virginia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Madison County, Kentucky. Middletown, Ky.: W. Winchester, 1995. FHL 751739
  • [Robertson] Ross, Janet Morgan and Hester Gates Morgan. "Gates Families of the Colonial Virginia Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):137-150; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):183-189. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002).
  • [Shearer] Shearer, Oliver F. In Search of my Shearer Heritage in Madison and Rock Castle Countys [sic ] in Kentucky. [Winchester, Ky.]: O.F. Shearer, [199?]. FHL 711990
  • [Turner] Sargent, Samuel S. Genealogy of the Turner Family (Especially of Madison County, Kentucky & Illinois), ca. 1700-1955. MSS., 1955. FHL 321518

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Madison 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 Madison County, Kentucky:

- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Companies A, B, E, F, G, and H.
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Madison County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Madison 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 Books A-A1: 1787-1813

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 622815. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Madison County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • 1788 Court and Tax Records. GenealogyTrails.
  • 1789 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL 446696; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["3 volumes of 1789 were used, with some duplication of names." (p. 2)]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Madison County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Kentucky page 272, 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August, 2012)
  4. 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).