Adair County, Kentucky Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~'' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/adairbiographies.htm '''Biographies''']<br>
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*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~'' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/adairbiographies.htm '''Biographies''']<br>  
*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb ''~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/groupsheetindex.htm '''Family Group Sheets''']<br>
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*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb ''~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/groupsheetindex.htm '''Family Group Sheets''']<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/adair/adair.html#Biographies USGenWeb Archives-Adair County Kentucky Biographies]&nbsp;(You may need to scroll down the page,)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/adair/adair.html#Biographies USGenWeb Archives-Adair County Kentucky Biographies]&nbsp;(You may need to scroll down the page,)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.<br>
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.<br>  
  
*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb'' ~&nbsp;[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/cemetery.htm '''Cemeteries''']<br>
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*''Adair Co., KYGenWeb'' ~&nbsp;[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/cemetery.htm '''Cemeteries''']<br>  
 
*Cemeteries at&nbsp;[http://www.kygenweb.net/ KYGenweb]  
 
*Cemeteries at&nbsp;[http://www.kygenweb.net/ KYGenweb]  
 
*[http://www.so-ky.com/cem/adair.htm Adair County Cemeteries] at [http://www.so-ky.com www.so-ky.com]  
 
*[http://www.so-ky.com/cem/adair.htm Adair County Cemeteries] at [http://www.so-ky.com www.so-ky.com]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/adair.html Adair County page]&nbsp;at&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/adair.html Adair County page]&nbsp;at&nbsp;&nbsp;  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Kentucky Tombstone Transcription Project]. <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1281571534656_745" />
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Kentucky Tombstone Transcription Project]. <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1281571534656_745" />  
 
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp;  
 
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp;  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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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*''[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1790/1790index.htm 1790 First Census of Kentucky]&nbsp; (The area that is now Adair County was located in Lincoln Co. for this Census... The original Federal census has been lost. This index was reconstructed using the tax lists of 1790. It may not be a completely accurate indication of people living in Kentucky during that time.)''  
 
*''[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1790/1790index.htm 1790 First Census of Kentucky]&nbsp; (The area that is now Adair County was located in Lincoln Co. for this Census... The original Federal census has been lost. This index was reconstructed using the tax lists of 1790. It may not be a completely accurate indication of people living in Kentucky during that time.)''  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1795Tax-List.htm ''1795 Tax List of Green County''][[|]]&nbsp; ''(Adair was the 44th Kentucky county formed, created from Green County on December 11, 1801. This Tax list will have those families listed that were later residents of Adair county.)''  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1795Tax-List.htm ''1795 Tax List of Green County''][[|]]&nbsp; ''(Adair was the 44th Kentucky county formed, created from Green County on December 11, 1801. This Tax list will have those families listed that were later residents of Adair county.)''  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1802adairtaxlist.htm 1802 Tax List of Adair County]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1802adairtaxlist.htm 1802 Tax List of Adair County]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1810census/1810census.htm 1810 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1810census/1810census.htm 1810 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1820census/1820census.htm 1820 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1820census/1820census.htm 1820 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1830census/1830census.htm 1830 Federal Census] &amp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1830census/1830index.htm Index<span style="font-style: italic"> </span>]''(separate pg.)''<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1830census/1830census.htm 1830 Federal Census] &amp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1830census/1830index.htm Index<span style="font-style: italic;"> </span>]''(separate pg.)''<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1840census/1840census.htm 1840 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1840census/1840census.htm 1840 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1850/1850census.htm 1850 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1850/1850census.htm 1850 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1850_census_af.htm 1850 African Americans listed in Federal Census]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1850_census_af.htm 1850 African Americans listed in Federal Census]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1860/1860adaircountycensus.htm 1860 Federal Census &amp;&nbsp;Index]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1860/1860adaircountycensus.htm 1860 Federal Census &amp;&nbsp;Index]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1870/1870census1.htm 1870 Federal Census &amp;&nbsp;Index]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1870/1870census1.htm 1870 Federal Census &amp;&nbsp;Index]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1880/1880censusindex.htm 1880 Federal Census &amp;&nbsp;Index]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1880/1880censusindex.htm 1880 Federal Census &amp;&nbsp;Index]<br>  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/ddsschedule.htm 1880 DDS Federal Census Supplement] ''(Federal Census Supplemental Schedules 1-7 Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes)''  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/ddsschedule.htm 1880 DDS Federal Census Supplement] ''(Federal Census Supplemental Schedules 1-7 Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes)''  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1900/1900censusindex.htm 1900 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1900/1900censusindex.htm 1900 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1920census/1920federalcensus.htm 1920 Federal Census]&nbsp; ''(partial extraction of family surnames)''<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1920census/1920federalcensus.htm 1920 Federal Census]&nbsp; ''(partial extraction of family surnames)''<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1930census/censusindex1930.htm 1930 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1930census/censusindex1930.htm 1930 Federal Census &amp; Index]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1895index1.htm 1895 School Report Index]&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/News/189530.htm Report 1],&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/News/189554.htm Report 2],&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/News/189583.htm Report 3],&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/News/1895110.htm Report 4]&nbsp; ''(white students)''<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1895index1.htm 1895 School Report Index]&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/News/189530.htm Report 1],&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/News/189554.htm Report 2],&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/News/189583.htm Report 3],&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/News/1895110.htm Report 4]&nbsp; ''(white students)''<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1895aaindex.htm 1895 School Report Index]&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1895aa.htm Report 1]&nbsp; ''(African American students)''<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1895aaindex.htm 1895 School Report Index]&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1895aa.htm Report 1]&nbsp; ''(African American students)''<br>  
*1913 - 1914 School List [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1913A_I.htm Surnames A-I],&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1913J_R.htm Surnames J-R],&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1913S_Z.htm Surnames S-Z]<br>
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*1913 - 1914 School List [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1913A_I.htm Surnames A-I],&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1913J_R.htm Surnames J-R],&nbsp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/Census/1913S_Z.htm Surnames S-Z]<br>  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/censusinfo.htm 1850 Slave Schedule]&nbsp; ''(these are Excel files. Scroll down main Census page)''<br>
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/censusinfo.htm 1850 Slave Schedule]&nbsp; ''(these are Excel files. Scroll down main Census page)''<br>  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/censusinfo.htm 1860 - 1870 Mortality Schedules] ''(these are Excel files. Scroll down main Census page)''<br>
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/censusinfo.htm 1860 - 1870 Mortality Schedules] ''(these are Excel files. Scroll down main Census page)''<br>
  
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[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/obits.htm '''Adair Co., KYGenWeb Obituaries''']  
 
[http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/obits.htm '''Adair Co., KYGenWeb Obituaries''']  
  
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project  
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'''Adair Co., KYGenWeb''' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/newspaper.htm '''"News from around Adair"''']  
 
'''Adair Co., KYGenWeb''' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/newspaper.htm '''"News from around Adair"''']  
  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links  
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'''Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages'''  
 
'''Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages'''  
  
*&nbsp;Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/births.htm '''Births'''] (includes Delayed Births &amp; Births 1911 - 1980)<br>
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*&nbsp;Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/births.htm '''Births'''] (includes Delayed Births &amp; Births 1911 - 1980)<br>  
 
*&nbsp;Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/deaths.htm '''Deaths'''] &amp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/adairdeathcertificates.htm '''Death Certificates''']  
 
*&nbsp;Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/deaths.htm '''Deaths'''] &amp; [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/adairdeathcertificates.htm '''Death Certificates''']  
 
*&nbsp;Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/marriage.htm '''Marriages''']
 
*&nbsp;Adair Co., KYGenWeb ~ [http://www.kykinfolk.com/adair/marriage.htm '''Marriages''']
  
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USGenWeb Archives has the following files online:  
 
USGenWeb Archives has the following files online:  
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Revision as of 16:05, 20 February 2011

This article is about a central Kentucky county. For other uses, see Adair.

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Adair County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 11, 1801
County Seat Columbia
Courthouse
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Contents

Quick Dates

Adair County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1802 1852   1810   1801   1804

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Adair County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1801--Adair County was created 11 December 1801 from the southern part of Green County.
County seat: Columbia [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Absher Cundiff Holmes Pellytown
Barnett Springs Dunbar Hill Inroad Pickett
Bliss Ella Joppa Portland
Breeding Eunice Kellyville Purdy
Cane Valley Fairplay Keltner Sano
Casey Creek Feathersburg Kemp Sparksville
Chance Flatwood Knifley Speck
Christine Gadberry Milltown Toria
Coburg Garlin Montpelier Weed
Columbia Gentrys Mill Neatsville
Craycraft Glens Fork Nell
Crocus Gradyville Ozark

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Bible

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18106,011
18208,76545.8%
18308,217−6.3%
18408,4663.0%
18509,89816.9%
18609,509−3.9%
187011,06516.4%
188013,07818.2%
189013,7214.9%
190014,8888.5%
191016,50310.8%
192017,2894.8%
193016,401−5.1%
194018,56613.2%
195017,603−5.2%
196014,699−16.5%
197013,037−11.3%
198015,23316.8%
199015,3600.8%
200017,24412.3%
Est. 200617,6502.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21001.txt
Adair Co., KYGenWeb Available Census Records ~


1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Adair 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

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
  • [Moss] Moss, T.C. The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. FHL Book 929.273 M855mo

Land

Adair County Entries on the Kentucky Table of Content at Strictly By Name.  To view the indexes it is free. If you want a copy of a document there is a fee.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Adair Co., KYGenWeb Obituaries


Newspapers

Adair Co., KYGenWeb "News from around Adair"


here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Adair County click here. This is not a complete list. Several major Kentucky papers are not included in this database but may be found in the Library catalog Infokat: http://infokat.uky.edu Some of these major newspapers are: Lexington Herald, Lexington Leader, Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville Courier Journal.

  • The Adair Progress
    98 Grant Lane - Columbia, Kentucky 42728
    Ph (270) 384-6471 Fax (270) 384-6474
  • USGenWeb Archives has some newspaper articles for the years 1897, 1898, & 1901 online.

Probate

"Adair County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1804 and Court Records from 1802..

Adair County, Last Will and Testament

Taxation

Vital Records

Births, Deaths & Marriages


USGenWeb Archives has the following files online:

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

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