Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Butler_County,_Kentucky|Butler County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Butler County
 
| county = Butler County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://genealogenie.net/kybutler/ Butler Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
 
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| state = Kentucky
 
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Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[http://www.butlercounty.ky.gov/elected/countyclerk.htm Butler County Courthouse]<br>110 N Main Street<br>Morgantown, KY 42261-0448<br>Phone: 270.526.5676<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== County Pronunciation ====
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==== County Pronunciation ====
  
 
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ky-butler.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)</ref>
 
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ky-butler.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)</ref>
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Leetown  
 
| Leetown  
 
| Richelieu  
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodbury,_Kentucky Woodbury]
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American Research ====
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==== African Americans ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*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; <br>
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*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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1004 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Butler County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1004 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Butler County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/butler.html Butler 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;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/butler.html Butler 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;  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|437137|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Butler 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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*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|437137|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Butler 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.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3806&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=47&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Butler 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.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3806&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=47&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Butler 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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1813-1973''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1813-1973)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Morgantown Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1810 1852 1810 1810 1813
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Butler County Courthouse, Morgantown, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Butler County Courthouse
110 N Main Street
Morgantown, KY 42261-0448
Phone: 270.526.5676[1]

History

Parent County

1810--Butler County was created 18 January 1810 from Logan and Ohio Counties.
County seat: Morgantown [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aberdeen Gilstrap Mining City Sharer
Banock Grancer Monford Silver City
Boston Harper Crossroads Morgantown South Hill
Brooklyn Harreldsville Neafus Sugar Grove
Casey Horsemill Needmore Tilford
Davis Crossroads Huldeville Pleasant Hill Turnertown
Decker Huntsville Provo Vineyard
Dexterville Jetson Quality Welchs Creek
Dimple Lee Reedyville Welcome
Dunbar Leetown Richelieu Woodbury
Eden Logansport Rochester Youngtown
Flener Love

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Butler County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Butler Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 
  • TheFamily History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Butler County.  Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Butler 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.


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18203,083
18303,058−0.8%
18403,89827.5%
18505,75547.6%
18607,92737.7%
18709,40418.6%
188012,18129.5%
189013,95614.6%
190015,89613.9%
191015,805−0.6%
192015,197−3.8%
193012,620−17.0%
194014,37113.9%
195011,309−21.3%
19609,586−15.2%
19709,7231.4%
198011,06413.8%
199011,2451.6%
200013,01015.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21031.txt

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


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

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), Butler County, Kentucky page 269, 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)