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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Kentucky|Kentucky&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Clay_County,_Kentucky|Clay County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Clay County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{KYDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Clay County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| county_map = Clay_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1806
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| founded date = December 2
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| seat wl = Manchester
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}}
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== Clay County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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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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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1807
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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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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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|}
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[[Image:Clay County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
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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>
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== Clay County Kentucky History  ==
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[[Image:Henry Clay.JPG|thumb|right|290px|Henry Clay.JPG]]
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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>
  
 
==== 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;'''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  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Clay County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| Alger
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| Creekville
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| Jacks Creek
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| Portersburg
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|-
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| Ammie
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| Deer Lick
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| Larue
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| Queendale
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|-
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| Ashers Fork
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| Eriline
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| Laurel Creek
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| Sextons Creek
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|-
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| Barcreek
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| Fall Rock
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| Lincoln
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| Shepherdtown
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|-
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| Benge
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| Felty
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| Littleton
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| Sibert
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|-
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| Bernice
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| Fogertown
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Clay%2C+Manchester|subject|disp=Manchester}}
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| Sidell
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|-
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| Big Creek
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| Gardner
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| Marcum
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| Spring Creek
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|-
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| Bluehole
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| Garrard
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| Mill Pond
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| Spurlock
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|-
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| Botto
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| Goose Rock
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| Ogle
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| Tanksley
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|-
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| Brightshade
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| Grace
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida,_Kentucky Oneida]
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| Teges
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| Brutus
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| Hector
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| Panco
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| Trixie
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Springs,_Kentucky Burning Springs]
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| Hensley
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| Peabody
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| Urban
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| Chestnutburg
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| Hima
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| Pigeonroost
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| Vine
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|-
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| Collins Station (hist.)
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| Hooker
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| Plank
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| Wild Cat
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| Cottongim
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Campbell_County,_Kentucky|Bell]]  
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*[[Campbell County, Kentucky|Bell]]  
*[[Jackson_County,_Kentucky|Jackson]]
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky|Jackson]]  
*[[Knox_County,_Kentucky|Knox]]
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*[[Knox County, Kentucky|Knox]]  
*[[Laurel_County,_Kentucky|Laurel]]
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky|Laurel]]  
*[[Leslie_County,_Kentucky|Leslie]]
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*[[Leslie County, Kentucky|Leslie]]  
*[[Owsley_County,_Kentucky|Owsley]]  
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*[[Owsley County, Kentucky|Owsley]]  
*[[Perry_County,_Kentucky|Perry]]
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*[[Perry County, Kentucky|Perry]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Clay County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyclay.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African Americans  ====
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=318337&disp=Autobiography+and+diary%20%20&columns=*,0,0 KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=318337&disp=Autobiography+and+diary%20%20&columns=*,0,0 www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp]<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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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;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[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
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*[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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*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,
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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.
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*[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.
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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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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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21051.txt
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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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
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*[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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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== 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  ====
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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  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Clay County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517241}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Clay County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517242}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Clay County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517241}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Clay County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517243}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Unsorted =====
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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== Clay County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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*[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]]
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== Clay County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyclay2/ Clay County KYGenWeb]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[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.
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*[http://usgenweb.org] USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Clay|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Clay County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
*[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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== References  ==
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Clay County

Guide to Clay County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Clay County, Kentucky
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Contents

Clay County Kentucky 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]

Clay County Kentucky History

Henry Clay.JPG

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

Clay County Kentucky 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

Clay County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

Kyclay.png

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

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Clay County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517241 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Clay County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517242 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Clay County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517241 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Clay County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517243 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Clay County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Clay County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Clay County Kentucky Genealogy 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.