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Bracken County, Kentucky
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Founded December 14, 1796
County Seat Brooksville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Bracken County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History

Parent County

1796--Bracken County was created 14 December 1796 from Campbell and Mason Counties.  County seat: Brooksville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1848--A disaster caused the loss of some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Augusta Cumminsville Parina (hist.) Stoney Point
Belmont (hist.) Foster Petra Wellsburg
Berlin Germantown Powersville Willow
Bladeston Gertrude Rock Springs Willow Grove
Bradford Johnsville Santa Fe Woolcott
Bridgeville Lenoxburg South Higginsport
Brooksville Milford Stepstone
Chatham Neave Stonewall











Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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.

may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18002,606
18103,70642.2%
18205,28042.5%
18306,51823.4%
18407,0538.2%
18508,90326.2%
186011,02123.8%
187011,4093.5%
188013,50918.4%
189012,369−8.4%
190012,137−1.9%
191010,308−15.1%
192010,210−1.0%
19309,616−5.8%
19409,389−2.4%
19508,424−10.3%
19607,422−11.9%
19707,227−2.6%
19807,7387.1%
19907,7660.4%
20008,2796.6%
Est. 20068,6554.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21023.txt




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
  • [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

Land

Local Histories

  • [1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Bracken 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 Book A: 1798-1815
  2. Will Book B: 1815-1823

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).

 

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