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

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Facts
Founded January 27, 1820
County Seat Cadiz
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Contents

Trigg County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Trigg County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1820
1852
1820
1820
1820
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Trigg County Courthouse
41 Main Street PO Box 1310
Cadiz, KY 42211-0609
Phone: 270.552.6661[1]

Trigg County Kentucky History

Parent County

1820--Trigg County was created 27 January 1820 from Caldwell and Christian Counties.
County seat: Cadiz [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1895, 1920--Disasters destroyed most of the records.

Trigg County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barkley Shores Cedar Point Ferguson Spring Roaring Spring
Black Hawk Cerulean Golden Pond Rockcastle
Blue Spring Cumberland Shores Linton Rockcastle Shores
Buffalo Donaldson Locust Grove Shawnee Hills
Cadiz Dry Creek Maple Grove Trigg Furnace
Caledonia Fenton Montgomery Wallonia
Canton

Neighboring Counties

Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 3,874
1830 5,916 52.7%
1840 7,716 30.4%
1850 10,129 31.3%
1860 11,051 9.1%
1870 13,686 23.8%
1880 14,489 5.9%
1890 13,902 −4.1%
1900 14,073 1.2%
1910 14,539 3.3%
1920 14,208 −2.3%
1930 12,531 −11.8%
1940 12,784 2.0%
1950 9,683 −24.3%
1960 8,870 −8.4%
1970 8,620 −2.8%
1980 9,384 8.9%
1990 10,361 10.4%
2000 12,597 21.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Trigg County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

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
  • [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.
  • [Pettypool] Hartsough, Carolyn S. "The William Pettypool Family of Southside Virginia: Lineage Reconstruction Based on Current Review of Evidence," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2003):57-75; Vol. 47, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2003):139-146. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Trigg 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.

  • Perrin, William Henry. Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical. Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at Kentuckiana Digital Library.
  • Archives of Appalachia ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

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 Trigg County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Trigg 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 - Trigg County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch C518011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Trigg County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C518012 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Trigg County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518013 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1862 - Trigg County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch M518011 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Trigg County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M518014 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Trigg County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M518015 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
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Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Trigg County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trigg County, Kentucky page 275, 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.