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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Clay_County,_Kentucky|Clay County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Clay_County,_Kentucky|Clay County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Clay County
 
| county = Clay County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyclay2/ Clay Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
 
| county_map = Clay_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Clay_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Clay County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clay County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clay County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clay County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clay County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clay County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clay County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1806
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:Clay County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Clay County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]  
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[http://www.claycounty.ky.gov/ Clay County Courthouse]<br>316 Main Street Suite 143<br>Manchester, KY 40962<br>Phone: 606.598.2544<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clay County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|300px]]  
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|290px]]  
  
 
The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay Henry Clay] (1777-1852).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay "Henry Clay,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay Henry Clay] (1777-1852).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay "Henry Clay,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1806'''--Clay County was&nbsp;created 2 December 1806&nbsp;from [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]], [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]], and [[Knox County, Kentucky|Knox]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Manchester <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1806'''--Clay County was&nbsp;created 2 December 1806&nbsp;from [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]], [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]], and [[Knox County, Kentucky|Knox]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Manchester <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Alger  
 
| Alger  
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| Bernice  
 
| Bernice  
 
| Fogertown  
 
| Fogertown  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195309&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Clay%2C+Manchester&columns=*,0,0 Manchester]
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| Brightshade  
 
| Brightshade  
 
| Grace  
 
| Grace  
| Oneida  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida,_Kentucky Oneida]
 
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| Teges
 
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| Trixie
 
| Trixie
 
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| Burning Springs  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Springs,_Kentucky Burning Springs]
 
| Hensley  
 
| Hensley  
 
| Peabody  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/clayn.html Clay 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;  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/clay.html Clay 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://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[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  
 
*[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://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
 
*[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=1014 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Clay 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=1014 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Clay County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=533673&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Clay++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Clay 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|533673|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Clay 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=3856&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Clay 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=3856&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Clay 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  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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| 1810= 2398
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| 1820= 4393
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| 1830= 3548
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| 1840= 4607
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| 1850= 5421
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| 1860= 6652
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| 1870= 8297
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| 1880= 10222
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| 1890= 12447
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| 1900= 15364
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| 1910= 17789
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| 1920= 19795
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| 1930= 18526
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| 1940= 23901
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| 1950= 23116
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| 1960= 20748
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| 1970= 18481
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| 1980= 22752
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| 1990= 21746
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| 2000= 24556
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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Bond]''' Bond, Arthur. ''Bond, McWhorter, York, Andrew, Miller and Willson, 1748-1984: of Kentucky counties: Casey, Lincoln, Clay, Owsley, Rockcastle, Laurel, Jackson; and Ohio counties of: Butler, Hamilton''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1984. {{FHL|349860|item|disp=FHL Film 1035693 Item 4}}
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*'''[Jett]''' Jett, C. Otis. ''The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family''. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. {{FHL|470135|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 J51j}}
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1830-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 3 (1830-1965)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1808]''' Stephens, Mrs. Bruce. "Clay County, Kentucky Tax List, 1808," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Winter 1984):235-237. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=112314 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 3 (1984)].
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*'''[1808]''' Stephens, Mrs. Bruce. "Clay County, Kentucky Tax List, 1808," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Winter 1984):235-237. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 3 (1984)}}.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyclay2/] Clay County KYGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyclay2/ Clay County KYGenWeb]
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org] USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org] USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195308&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Clay&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Clay County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1807 1852 1810 1806 1830
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Clay County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Clay County Courthouse
316 Main Street Suite 143
Manchester, KY 40962
Phone: 606.598.2544[1]

History

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The county is named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777-1852).[2]

Parent County

1806--Clay County was created 2 December 1806 from Madison, Floyd, and Knox Counties.
County seat: Manchester [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Alger Creekville Jacks Creek Portersburg
Ammie Deer Lick Larue Queendale
Ashers Fork Eriline Laurel Creek Sextons Creek
Barcreek Fall Rock Lincoln Shepherdtown
Benge Felty Littleton Sibert
Bernice Fogertown Manchester Sidell
Big Creek Gardner Marcum Spring Creek
Bluehole Garrard Mill Pond Spurlock
Botto Goose Rock Ogle Tanksley
Brightshade Grace Oneida Teges
Brutus Hector Panco Trixie
Burning Springs Hensley Peabody Urban
Chestnutburg Hima Pigeonroost Vine
Collins Station (hist.) Hooker Plank Wild Cat
Cottongim

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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18102,398
18204,39383.2%
18303,548−19.2%
18404,60729.8%
18505,42117.7%
18606,65222.7%
18708,29724.7%
188010,22223.2%
189012,44721.8%
190015,36423.4%
191017,78915.8%
192019,79511.3%
193018,526−6.4%
194023,90129.0%
195023,116−3.3%
196020,748−10.2%
197018,481−10.9%
198022,75223.1%
199021,746−4.4%
200024,55612.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21051.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
  • [Bond] Bond, Arthur. Bond, McWhorter, York, Andrew, Miller and Willson, 1748-1984: of Kentucky counties: Casey, Lincoln, Clay, Owsley, Rockcastle, Laurel, Jackson; and Ohio counties of: Butler, Hamilton. Typescript. Microfilmed 1984. FHL Film 1035693 Item 4
  • [Jett] Jett, C. Otis. The Genealogy of the Breathitt, Clay and Madison County, Kentucky Branch of the Jett Family. Georgetown, Ky.: I.L. Jett, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 J51j

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • [1808] Stephens, Mrs. Bruce. "Clay County, Kentucky Tax List, 1808," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Winter 1984):235-237. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 3 (1984).

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), Clay County, Kentucky page 269, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).