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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Mason County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mason_County,_Kentucky|Mason County]]''  
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{{KYDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mason County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/mason/ Mason Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Mason_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1788
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| founded date = November 5
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| seat wl = Maysville
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Mason_County,_Kentucky_Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Mason County Courthouse, Maysville, Ky.]]
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Mason County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1789</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1810</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1789</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:Mason County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Mason County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]  
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[http://www.masoncountykentucky.com/articles/home.asp Mason County Courthouse]<br>219 Stanley Reed Street<br>Maysville, KY 41056-0234<br>Phone: 606.564.3341<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mason County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1788'''--Mason County was created 5 November 1788&nbsp;from [[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Maysville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1788'''--Mason County was created 5 November 1788&nbsp;from [[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Maysville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Mason 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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| Country Club Heights  
 
| Country Club Heights  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195514&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Mason%2C+Mays+Lick&columns=*,0,0 Mays Lick]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Mason%2C+Mays+Lick|subject|disp=Mays Lick}}
 
| Plumville  
 
| Plumville  
 
| Taylors Mill
 
| Taylors Mill
 
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| Dexter (hist.)  
 
| Dexter (hist.)  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195515&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Mason%2C+Maysville&columns=*,0,0 Maysville]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Mason%2C+Maysville|subject|disp=Maysville}}
 
| Rectorville  
 
| Rectorville  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195516&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Mason%2C+Washington&columns=*,0,0 Washington]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Mason%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Washington}}
 
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| Dover  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dover,_Kentucky Dover]
 
| Minerva  
 
| Minerva  
| Sardis  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardis,_Kentucky Sardis]
 
| Weedonia
 
| Weedonia
 
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| Lewisburg  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisburg,_Kentucky Lewisburg]
 
| Murphysville  
 
| Murphysville  
 
| Somo  
 
| Somo  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/mason.html Mason 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://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1069 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Mason County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|440007|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Mason&nbsp; County}}.&nbsp; 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=4156&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=10&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Mason&nbsp; 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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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1790= 2729
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| 1800= 12182
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| 1810= 12459
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| 1820= 13588
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| 1830= 16199
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| 1840= 15719
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| 1850= 18344
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| 1860= 18222
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| 1870= 18126
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| 1880= 20469
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| 1890= 20773
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| 1900= 20446
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| 1910= 18611
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| 1920= 17760
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| 1930= 18862
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| 1940= 19066
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| 1950= 18486
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| 1960= 18454
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| 1970= 17273
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| 1980= 17765
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| 1990= 16666
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| 2000= 16800
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21161.txt
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [[Mason County, Kentucky#Taxation|Taxation]].
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; 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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*[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 &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Anderson]''' Black, William. "Stokes-Anderson of Lunenburg County," in John Bennett Boddie, ed., ''Historical Southern Families'', Vol. 2 (Redwood City, Calif., 1958), 217-225.
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*'''[Anderson]''' Darnel, Michael R. "Which James Anderson Married Elizabeth Ligon?" ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):163-170. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[Asbury]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''[Beeler]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Bell]''' Ball, Helen A. ''Bell Family: The Bells of Mason County, Kentucky, Charles Bell and Daniel Bell, Including Descendants and Some Related Families''. East Lansing, Mich.: H.A. Ball, 1981. {{FHL|350511|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B413bh}}
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*'''[Collier]''' Boss, Lula Reed. ''Captain Thomas Collier of Charlotte County, Virginia, Including Records of Mason County, Kentucky''. MSS. Microfilmed 1956. {{FHL|317901|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 157151 Item 2}}
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*'''[Day]''' DeVerter, Ruth Hendricks. ''The Day and Hendrix(cks) Families: Including Poe and Allied Lines: Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Baltimore and Cecil Counties, Maryland; Bracken and Mason Counties, Kentucky; Brown and Clermont County, Ohio; Wayne and Hendricks Counties, Indiana''. Multi-volume. Baytown, Texas: R.H. DeVerter, 1963. {{FHL|39771|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H384d v. 3}}
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*'''[Flinn]''' Taylor, Evelyn M. ''The Family of John Flinn (abt 1793) - Rebecca Reeves (abt 1795) of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Taylor, R.J.Jr. Foundation, 1997. {{FHL|820466|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 F646t}}; digital version at {{FSbook|73412}} .
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*'''[Heflin]''' Heflin, Donald L. ''Reuben Heflin of Somewhere in Virginia to Mason, Fleming &amp; Mason counties, KY, 1785-1863''. Georgetown, Ky.: D.L. Heflin, 1995. {{FHL|763416|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H361hdd}}
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*'''[Levi]''' Pearson, Spencer. ''Of Turkeys and Eagles''. Corpus Christi, Texas: S. Pearson, 1998. {{FHL|693671|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P318p}}
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*'''[McCracken] '''Everett, Jeanne McCracken. ''McCracken Family Records: Descendants of John McCracken and Elizabeth Wood 1784-1984: John McCracken &amp; Elizabeth Wood were Married 1784 in Frederick, Maryland; Resided 1788-1817 in Mason County, Kentucky; and after 1817 in Daviess County, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1990. {{FHL|424643|item|disp=FHL Film beg. 1674175 Item 9}}.
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*'''[Marshall]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Marshall]''' Prewitt, John Marshall. ''Marshall of King George Co., Va. and Mason Co., Ky: Berry -- Kercheval -- Roy and Connected Families''. Cincinnati, Ohio: J.M. Prewitt, 2002. {{FHL|1120800|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M355pj}}
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*'''[Matthews]''' Matthews, Mitchell Dudley. ''Walter Matthews (1845-1930) of May's Lick, Mason County, Kentucky and His Descendants''. 1968. {{FHL|131770|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 353}}
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*'''[Owens]''' Owens, David Hatfield. ''Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties)''. Ann Arbor, Mich.: D.H. Owens, 1991. {{FHL|502871|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ow2od 1991}}
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*'''[Prichard]''' Prichard, Paul Preston. ''The Prichard Family: History and Genealogy of the Descendants, Antecedents and Collateral Relatives of Harmon and Nancy Purcell Prichard of Mason County, Kentucky''. El Paso, Texas: P.P. Prichard, 1976. {{FHL|24179|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 P931r}}
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*'''[Randolph]''' Randolph, Blanche Willie Grace and Deborah Ann Kraemer Small. ''The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia''. Little Rock, Arkansas: B. Randolph, 1979. {{FHL|56889|item}}
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*'''[Randolph]''' Small, Deborah Ann Kraemer and Blanche Willie Grace Randolph. ''The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia, Volume II''. Winter Park, Florida: D. Small, 1989. {{FHL|535763|item}}
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*'''[Randolph] '''Raski, Arma, James Randolph, and Glenita Guthrie. ''Additions &amp; Corrections to Vol. II, the Randolphs of Prince William Co., VA by Deborah K. Small''.&nbsp;{{FHL|6075877}}
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*'''[Reeves]''' Taylor, Evelyn M. ''The Family of Samuel Reeves, Sr. (1770/1780) - 1850: of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana''. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.M. Taylor, 1997. {{FHL|820467|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R259t}}
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*'''[Robinson]''' Robinson, John Bunyan. ''The Adin Robinson Family and Collaterals.'' Libertyville, Ill., 1904. {{FHL|324364|item|disp=FHL Film 856108 Item 4}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=dtBPAAAAMAAJ Google Books].
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*'''[Rust]''' Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. ''Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940''. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. {{FHL|5485|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R922re}}.
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*'''[Tarvin]''' Torrey Alice Ellenor Herndon and Ronald Brennan. ''Tarvin Family Connections: Including Cowgill and Cracraft Families of Mason County and Campbell Co., Ky.'' Wilder, Ky.: R. Brennan, 1977. {{FHL|120223|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T179ta}}
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*'''[Walton]''' Walton, Matt Savage. ''Chart, Direct Line of Descent and Other Documents Pertaining to the Walton Family of Mason County and Lexington, Kentucky''. Typescript, 1940s. {{FHL|767568|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W173wm}}
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*'''[Walton]''' Walton, John. "Job Walton of Fleming County, Kentucky," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 52, No. 1 (Mar. 1964):15-24. {{FHL|39597|item}} 973 B2ng v. 52
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html 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]&nbsp; -&nbsp; 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]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; 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]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; 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&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; 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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*'''1791-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to Z (1791-1924)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1790''' - 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}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["1 volume of 1790 was used." (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  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*''Marriage Bonds, Mason County, Kentucky.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|938547}} - free.
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*[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
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*[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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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*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://kykinfolk.com/mason/ Mason County KYGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195513&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Mason&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&nbsp;the county.
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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 The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Mason|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Mason/ Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Mason County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded November 5, 1788
County Seat Maysville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Mason County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1789
1852
1810
1789
1790
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Mason County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Mason County Courthouse
219 Stanley Reed Street
Maysville, KY 41056-0234
Phone: 606.564.3341[1]

History

Parent County

1788--Mason County was created 5 November 1788 from Bourbon County.
County seat: Maysville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Mason County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bates Manley (hist.) Old Washington South Ripley
Charlestown Bottom (hist.) Marshall Orangeburg Springdale
Country Club Heights Mays Lick Plumville Taylors Mill
Dexter (hist.) Maysville Rectorville Washington
Dover Minerva Sardis Weedonia
Fernleaf Moranburg Shannon
Helena Mount Gilead Shawnee Hill
Lewisburg Murphysville Somo

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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.
17902,729
180012,182346.4%
181012,4592.3%
182013,5889.1%
183016,19919.2%
184015,719−3.0%
185018,34416.7%
186018,222−0.7%
187018,126−0.5%
188020,46912.9%
189020,7731.5%
190020,446−1.6%
191018,611−9.0%
192017,760−4.6%
193018,8626.2%
194019,0661.1%
195018,486−3.0%
196018,454−0.2%
197017,273−6.4%
198017,7652.8%
199016,666−6.2%
200016,8000.8%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21161.txt

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

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

Church

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
  • [Anderson] Black, William. "Stokes-Anderson of Lunenburg County," in John Bennett Boddie, ed., Historical Southern Families, Vol. 2 (Redwood City, Calif., 1958), 217-225.
  • [Anderson] Darnel, Michael R. "Which James Anderson Married Elizabeth Ligon?" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):163-170. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Asbury] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Bell] Ball, Helen A. Bell Family: The Bells of Mason County, Kentucky, Charles Bell and Daniel Bell, Including Descendants and Some Related Families. East Lansing, Mich.: H.A. Ball, 1981. FHL Book 929.273 B413bh
  • [Collier] Boss, Lula Reed. Captain Thomas Collier of Charlotte County, Virginia, Including Records of Mason County, Kentucky. MSS. Microfilmed 1956. FHL Film 157151 Item 2
  • [Day] DeVerter, Ruth Hendricks. The Day and Hendrix(cks) Families: Including Poe and Allied Lines: Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Baltimore and Cecil Counties, Maryland; Bracken and Mason Counties, Kentucky; Brown and Clermont County, Ohio; Wayne and Hendricks Counties, Indiana. Multi-volume. Baytown, Texas: R.H. DeVerter, 1963. FHL Book 929.273 H384d v. 3
  • [Flinn] Taylor, Evelyn M. The Family of John Flinn (abt 1793) - Rebecca Reeves (abt 1795) of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana. Salt Lake City, Utah: Taylor, R.J.Jr. Foundation, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 F646t; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online .
  • [Heflin] Heflin, Donald L. Reuben Heflin of Somewhere in Virginia to Mason, Fleming & Mason counties, KY, 1785-1863. Georgetown, Ky.: D.L. Heflin, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 H361hdd
  • [Levi] Pearson, Spencer. Of Turkeys and Eagles. Corpus Christi, Texas: S. Pearson, 1998. FHL Book 929.273 P318p
  • [McCracken] Everett, Jeanne McCracken. McCracken Family Records: Descendants of John McCracken and Elizabeth Wood 1784-1984: John McCracken & Elizabeth Wood were Married 1784 in Frederick, Maryland; Resided 1788-1817 in Mason County, Kentucky; and after 1817 in Daviess County, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1990. FHL Film beg. 1674175 Item 9.
  • [Marshall] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Marshall] Prewitt, John Marshall. Marshall of King George Co., Va. and Mason Co., Ky: Berry -- Kercheval -- Roy and Connected Families. Cincinnati, Ohio: J.M. Prewitt, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 M355pj
  • [Matthews] Matthews, Mitchell Dudley. Walter Matthews (1845-1930) of May's Lick, Mason County, Kentucky and His Descendants. 1968. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 353
  • [Owens] Owens, David Hatfield. Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties). Ann Arbor, Mich.: D.H. Owens, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 Ow2od 1991
  • [Prichard] Prichard, Paul Preston. The Prichard Family: History and Genealogy of the Descendants, Antecedents and Collateral Relatives of Harmon and Nancy Purcell Prichard of Mason County, Kentucky. El Paso, Texas: P.P. Prichard, 1976. FHL Book 929.273 P931r
  • [Randolph] Randolph, Blanche Willie Grace and Deborah Ann Kraemer Small. The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia. Little Rock, Arkansas: B. Randolph, 1979. FHL Collection
  • [Randolph] Small, Deborah Ann Kraemer and Blanche Willie Grace Randolph. The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia, Volume II. Winter Park, Florida: D. Small, 1989. FHL Collection
  • [Randolph] Raski, Arma, James Randolph, and Glenita Guthrie. Additions & Corrections to Vol. II, the Randolphs of Prince William Co., VA by Deborah K. SmallFHL 6075877
  • [Reeves] Taylor, Evelyn M. The Family of Samuel Reeves, Sr. (1770/1780) - 1850: of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.M. Taylor, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 R259t
  • [Robinson] Robinson, John Bunyan. The Adin Robinson Family and Collaterals. Libertyville, Ill., 1904. FHL Film 856108 Item 4; digital version at Google Books.
  • [Rust] Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. FHL Book 929.273 R922re.
  • [Tarvin] Torrey Alice Ellenor Herndon and Ronald Brennan. Tarvin Family Connections: Including Cowgill and Cracraft Families of Mason County and Campbell Co., Ky. Wilder, Ky.: R. Brennan, 1977. FHL Book 929.273 T179ta
  • [Walton] Walton, Matt Savage. Chart, Direct Line of Descent and Other Documents Pertaining to the Walton Family of Mason County and Lexington, Kentucky. Typescript, 1940s. FHL Book 929.273 W173wm
  • [Walton] Walton, John. "Job Walton of Fleming County, Kentucky," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 1 (Mar. 1964):15-24. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 52

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1790 - 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. ["1 volume of 1790 was used." (p. 2)]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Mason County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] 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), Mason County, Kentucky page 273, 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. 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).