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Madison County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 17, 1785
County Seat Richmond
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Madison County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History

Parent County

1785--Madison County was created 17 October 1785 from Lincoln County.  County seat: Richmond [1]

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

African American

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

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.

  • 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
  • Madison 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.

Church

Court

Family Histories

  • [Embry] Miller, William Harris. The Embry Family of Madison County, Ky. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: n.p., 1954. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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. [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. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["3 volumes of 1789 were used, with some duplication of names." (p. 2)]

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

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

 

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