Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy

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{{Indiana-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Indiana|Indiana]]&nbsp;&gt; Blackford County'' <br>
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{{Indiana-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Indiana|Indiana]]&nbsp;&gt; Blackford County'' <br>  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1838--'''Blackford County was created 15 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Jay County, Indiana|Jay ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Hartford City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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'''1838--'''Blackford County was created 15 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Jay County, Indiana|Jay ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_City,_Indiana Hartford City] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Blackford Isaac Blackford]. &nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
  
 
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== Places/Locality  ==
 
== Places/Locality  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Location <br>  ====
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<span id="1309986484060S" style="display: none;"> </span>Coordinates:&nbsp; 40.47° N - 85.32° W
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Area:&nbsp; 165 Sq. Miles
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==== Townships  ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Harrison]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Jackson]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licking_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Licking]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Blackford_County,_Indiana Washington]<br>
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==== Populated Places<br>  ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkirk,_Indiana Dunkirk]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_City,_Indiana Hartford City]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matamoras,_Indiana Matamoras]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millgrove,_Indiana Millgrove]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpelier,_Indiana Montpelier]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll,_Indiana Roll]&nbsp;&nbsp; (Formerly named Dundee)<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamrock_Lakes,_Indiana Shamrock Lakes]<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenton,_Indiana Trenton]<br>
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==== Extinct Towns ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackford_County,_Indiana#Extinct_towns Wikipedia Link]
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*Bowser Station - Dorsey Station - Frog Alley - Greenland - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mollie,_Indiana Mollie] - Pleasantdale - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renner,_Indiana Renner] - Silas - Slocum - Winterhurst
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]]  
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*[[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]] -&nbsp; [[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]] - [[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]] - [[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
*[[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]]  
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*[[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]]  
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*[[Wells County, Indiana|Wells]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*IOOF/ Hartford City Cemetery - [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSsr=161&GScid=640683&GRid=13219147&CRid=640683& Find A Grave] - [http://www.in.gov/library/3102.htm Indiana State Library Reference]: (I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hartford City, Indiana (1960-1981). 46 pp.&nbsp; (See also 977.201 B628bc for records prior to 1920 and "microfilm" for records to 1960).&nbsp; Genealogy Division, q 977.202 H328io) <br>
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each&nbsp;; a condensed history of the state of Indiana&nbsp;; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state&nbsp;; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36087&CISOSHOW=35182 Family History Archives]
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*''Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each&nbsp;; a condensed history of the state of Indiana&nbsp;; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state&nbsp;; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages''. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;{FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-record-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-indiana-containing-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states-from-washington-to-cleveland-with-accompanying-biographies-of-each-a-condensed-history-of-the-state-of-indiana-portraits-and-biographies-of-some-of-the-prominent-men-of-the-state-engravings-of-prominent-citizens-in-jay-and-blackford-counties-with-personal-histories-of-many-of-the-leading-families-and-a-concise-history-of-jay-and-blackford-counties-and-their-cities-and-villages/oclc/4991902&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=36087&CISOSHOW=35182 Family History Archives]&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhistjay00chic#page/n5/mode/2up Archive.org]
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*Shinn, Benjamin G.&nbsp; Blackford and Grant Counties, Indiana.&nbsp; Chicago:&nbsp; Lewis Publishing Co., 1914, 2 Vols.&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/blackfordgrantco01shin#page/n7/mode/2up Vol. 1] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/blackfordgrantco02lewi#page/n5/mode/2up Vol. 2]&nbsp; <br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/civilwar/search_inrangers.php Records of Indiana Rangers in the Civil War, Montpelier, Indiana Men] by Cecil E. Beeson  
 
[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/civilwar/search_inrangers.php Records of Indiana Rangers in the Civil War, Montpelier, Indiana Men] by Cecil E. Beeson  
  
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<br>Civil War service men from Blackford County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Blackford County.  
 
<br>Civil War service men from Blackford County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Blackford County.  
  
*[[7th_Regiment,_Indiana_Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K
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*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company K  
*[[34th_Regiment,_Indiana_Infantry|34th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
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*[[34th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|34th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I  
*[[84th_Regiment,_Indiana_Infantry|84th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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*[[84th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|84th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K  
*[[130th_Regiment,_Indiana_Infantry|130th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
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*[[130th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|130th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I  
*[[138th_Regiment,_Indiana_Infantry_(100_days,_1864)|138th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
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*[[138th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|138th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I  
*[[139th_Regiment,_Indiana_Infantry_(100_days,_1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
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*[[139th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I  
*[[153rd_Regiment,_Indiana_Infantry|153rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies G, and H
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*[[153rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|153rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies G, and H
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/ News-Times]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inblack2/ Blackford County IN Gen Web]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inblack2/ Blackford County IN Gen Web]  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Blackford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Blackford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Blackford/ Blackford County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.blackfordcounty.com/ Blackford County,com]<br>
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*[http://www.bchs-in.org/ Blackford County Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.in.gov/library/3102.htm Blackford County Records at Indiana State Library]<br>
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*[http://www.in.gov/library/2818.htm Blackford County Newspapers at Indiana State Library]<br>
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*[http://www.hartfordcitynewstimes.com/news/ Hartford City News Times Newspaper]<br>
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*[http://www.hcpubliclibrary.com/ Hartford City Publis Library]<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 21:43, 6 July 2011

 United States  > Indiana > Blackford County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1838--Blackford County was created 15 February 1838 from Jay County.  County seat:  Hartford City [1] Named for Isaac Blackford.  

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Locality

Location

Coordinates:  40.47° N - 85.32° W

Area:  165 Sq. Miles

Townships

Populated Places

Extinct Towns

  • Wikipedia Link
  • Bowser Station - Dorsey Station - Frog Alley - Greenland - Mollie - Pleasantdale - Renner - Silas - Slocum - Winterhurst

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • IOOF/ Hartford City Cemetery - Find A Grave - Indiana State Library Reference: (I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hartford City, Indiana (1960-1981). 46 pp.  (See also 977.201 B628bc for records prior to 1920 and "microfilm" for records to 1960).  Genealogy Division, q 977.202 H328io)

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Biographical and historical record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland, with accompanying biographies of each ; a condensed history of the state of Indiana ; portraits and biographies of some of the prominent men of the state ; engravings of prominent citizens in Jay and Blackford Counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Jay and Blackford Counties and their cities and villages. (1978. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co.)   {FHL|316769|item|disp=FHL Collection}}  other libraries   Family History Archives  Archive.org
  • Shinn, Benjamin G.  Blackford and Grant Counties, Indiana.  Chicago:  Lewis Publishing Co., 1914, 2 Vols.  Vol. 1 - Vol. 2 

Maps

Military

Records of Indiana Rangers in the Civil War, Montpelier, Indiana Men by Cecil E. Beeson




Civil War


Civil War service men from Blackford County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Blackford County.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

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