Decatur County, Indiana Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Decatur County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = | founded date = 1821| seat = December| building image = | building address = 150 Courthouse Square Suite 5<br>Greensburg, In 47240<br>Phone: 812-663-8223<br> [http://www.decaturcounty.in.gov/ Decatur County Courthouse]<br>}}  
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<br> {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Decatur County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = | founded date = 1821| seat = December| building image = | building address = 150 Courthouse Square Suite 5<br>Greensburg, In 47240<br>Phone: 812-663-8223<br> [http://www.decaturcounty.in.gov/ Decatur County Courthouse]<br>}}  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
 
*[[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]]  
 
*[[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Indiana|Franklin]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Indiana|Franklin]]  
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*[[Rush County, Indiana|Rush]]  
 
*[[Rush County, Indiana|Rush]]  
 
*[[Shelby County, Indiana|Shelby]]
 
*[[Shelby County, Indiana|Shelby]]
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==== Bible Records ====
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==== Biographies ====
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==== Business Records ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
 
Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Decatur County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Decatur County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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==== Directories  ====
  
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*Directory of Businesses in Decatur County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Businesses in Decatur County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
 
  
==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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[[Image:Stephen Decatur.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Stephen Decatur.JPG]]  
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The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after U.S. naval officer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur Stephen Decatur] (1779-1820).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee"], Wikipedia.</ref>  
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*[http://everynameindex.com/DecaturCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Decatur County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Lewis A. Harding, Editor; published by B. F. Bowen, 1915.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
 
*[http://everynameindex.com/DecaturCoIN.html Every Name Index to History of Decatur County, Indiana].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2007; original text by Lewis A. Harding, Editor; published by B. F. Bowen, 1915.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
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*Baldwin, Jane (Main Author), Baker, Ray Stannard, b. 1870 (Added Author), ''A history of the Negro in Decatur County, Indiana, ''(Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987)&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 1531732 Item 6 {{FHL|607815|item|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;
 
*Baldwin, Jane (Main Author), Baker, Ray Stannard, b. 1870 (Added Author), ''A history of the Negro in Decatur County, Indiana, ''(Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987)&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 1531732 Item 6 {{FHL|607815|item|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;
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*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883&nbsp;Decatur County, Indiana (Source:[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n45/mode/1up Internet Archive)]
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883&nbsp;Decatur County, Indiana (Source:[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n45/mode/1up Internet Archive)]
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Civil War service men from Decatur County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Decatur County.  
 
Civil War service men from Decatur County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Decatur County.  
  
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*"Civil War," in "Military Record," Chapter 17&nbsp;of Harding, Lewis A. 1915. ''History of Decatur County, Indiana its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. ''(Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen.)&nbsp;(page 420-464, Regiment, Companies,&nbsp; Name's)&nbsp;977.216 H2h v. 1, 977.216 H2h v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|161633|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-decatur-county-indiana-its-people-industries-and-institutions-with-biographical-sketches-of-representative-citizens-and-genealogical-records-of-many-of-the-old-families/oclc/367935747&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; Vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdecatur01hard#page/420/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304544500630_76" />], &nbsp;Vol.2&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofdecatur02hard INTERNET ARCHIVE&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/lewis-a-lewis-albert-harding/history-of-decatur-county-indiana--its-people-industries-and-institutions-vo-dra/page-47-history-of-decatur-county-indiana--its-people-industries-and-institutions-vo-dra.shtml eBooksRead]<br>
 
*"Civil War," in "Military Record," Chapter 17&nbsp;of Harding, Lewis A. 1915. ''History of Decatur County, Indiana its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. ''(Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen.)&nbsp;(page 420-464, Regiment, Companies,&nbsp; Name's)&nbsp;977.216 H2h v. 1, 977.216 H2h v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|161633|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-decatur-county-indiana-its-people-industries-and-institutions-with-biographical-sketches-of-representative-citizens-and-genealogical-records-of-many-of-the-old-families/oclc/367935747&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp; Vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdecatur01hard#page/420/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304544500630_76" />], &nbsp;Vol.2&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofdecatur02hard INTERNET ARCHIVE&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/lewis-a-lewis-albert-harding/history-of-decatur-county-indiana--its-people-industries-and-institutions-vo-dra/page-47-history-of-decatur-county-indiana--its-people-industries-and-institutions-vo-dra.shtml eBooksRead]<br>
  
 
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*History of Decatur County's part in the World War, 1914-1918 (Source: [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofdecatur00deiw Internet Archive])  
 
*History of Decatur County's part in the World War, 1914-1918 (Source: [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofdecatur00deiw Internet Archive])  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Decatur+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 World War I Draft Registration Cards], 1917-1918 Decatur County (Source: Explore Ancestry for free) ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Decatur+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 World War I Draft Registration Cards], 1917-1918 Decatur County (Source: Explore Ancestry for free) ($)
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*Decatur County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/decatur.htm AccessGenealogy])&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (above was copy from Linkpendium)
 
*Decatur County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/decatur.htm AccessGenealogy])&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (above was copy from Linkpendium)
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*Doctors of Decatur County (1821-1915) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Doctors of Decatur County (1821-1915) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
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[http://www.decaturcounty.in.gov/ Decatur County Courthouse]<br>150 Courthouse Square Suite 5<br>Greensburg, In 47240<br>Phone: 812-663-8223<br><br>County Clerk has marriage record from 1822, <br>divorce, probate and court records. <br>Board of Health has birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.decaturcounty.in.gov/ Decatur County Courthouse]<br>150 Courthouse Square Suite 5<br>Greensburg, In 47240<br>Phone: 812-663-8223<br><br>County Clerk has marriage record from 1822, <br>divorce, probate and court records. <br>Board of Health has birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>  
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>  
 
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
 
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>  
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.  
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.  
 
*USGenWeb project page for [http://decatur.indianaheritage.com/ Decatur County]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county..<br>  
 
*USGenWeb project page for [http://decatur.indianaheritage.com/ Decatur County]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county..<br>  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Decatur/ Decatur County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Decatur/ Decatur County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Decatur County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1821,
County Seat December
Courthouse
Address 150 Courthouse Square Suite 5
Greensburg, In 47240
Phone: 812-663-8223
Decatur County Courthouse



Contents

Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Decatur County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Decatur County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Stephen Decatur.JPG

The county is named after U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).[1]

Local Histories


  • Harding, Lewis A. 1915. History of Decatur County, Indiana its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen.)  977.216 H2h v. 1, 977.216 H2h v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other library   Vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE,  Vol.2 INTERNET ARCHIVE   eBooksRead
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church (Greensburg, Indiana) (Added Author), Negro Cemetery (Clarksburg, Indiana) (Added Author), Decatur County (Indiana). Historian (Added Author), Black history, Decatur County, Indiana,'(Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987 ) FHL US/CAN Film 1531735 Item 18 FHL Collection 
  • Baldwin, Jane (Main Author), Baker, Ray Stannard, b. 1870 (Added Author), A history of the Negro in Decatur County, Indiana, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987)  FHL US/CAN Film 1531732 Item 6 FHL Collection 

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Decatur County, Indiana (Source:Internet Archive)
Civil War

Civil War service men from Decatur County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Decatur County.


Civil War Books


  • "Civil War," in "Military Record," Chapter 17 of Harding, Lewis A. 1915. History of Decatur County, Indiana its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families. (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen.) (page 420-464, Regiment, Companies,  Name's) 977.216 H2h v. 1, 977.216 H2h v. 2 FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection   other library   Vol. 1 INTERNET ARCHIVE,  Vol.2 INTERNET ARCHIVE   eBooksRead


World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945
  • Decatur County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)            (above was copy from Linkpendium)

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupations

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Decatur County Courthouse
150 Courthouse Square Suite 5
Greensburg, In 47240
Phone: 812-663-8223

County Clerk has marriage record from 1822,
divorce, probate and court records.
Board of Health has birth and death records. [2]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
  • Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 - FamilySearch

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. "List of counties in Tennessee", Wikipedia.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Decatur County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.