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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Fayette_County,_Kentucky|Fayette County]]''  
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== Quick Dates ==
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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Fayette County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1795
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[[Image:Old Fayette County, Kentucky Courthouse 2.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Old Fayette County, Kentucky Courthouse 2.JPG]]  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Old Fayette County, Kentucky Courthouse 2.JPG|thumb|right|200px|<center>Old Fayette County, Kentucky Courthouse<center></center>]]  
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/fayette/ Fayette County Courthouse]<br>162 E Main Street<br>Lexington, KY 40507-1363<br>Phone: 859.253.3344&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1795, <br>probate and land records from 1794; <br>Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Kentucky page 270, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> [[Image:Fayette County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|<center>Fayette County, Kentucky Courthouse<center></center>]]
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/fayette/ Fayette County Courthouse]<br>162 E Main Street<br>Lexington, KY 40507-1363<br>Phone: 859.253.3344<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> [[Image:Fayette County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right|Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|<center>Marquis de Lafayette<center></center>]]  
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[[Image:Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right|Marquis de Lafayette.JPG]]  
  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Kentucky "Fayette County, Kentucky,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Kentucky "Fayette County, Kentucky,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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*'''[Allen]''' Bauman, William A. ''Harry Raymond and Ethel May (McHatton) Allen of Fayette County, Kentucky and a Genealogy of Their Ancestors Including the Allen, Boone, Bryan, Craig, Embry, Gayheart, Goodwin, Graves, Grimes, Hager, Massie, McHatton, McNamara, Murphy, Reynolds, and Stinnett Families''. Winter Park, Fla.: W.A. Bauman, 2002. {{FHL|1062724|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 AL53bw}}  
 
*'''[Allen]''' Bauman, William A. ''Harry Raymond and Ethel May (McHatton) Allen of Fayette County, Kentucky and a Genealogy of Their Ancestors Including the Allen, Boone, Bryan, Craig, Embry, Gayheart, Goodwin, Graves, Grimes, Hager, Massie, McHatton, McNamara, Murphy, Reynolds, and Stinnett Families''. Winter Park, Fla.: W.A. Bauman, 2002. {{FHL|1062724|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 AL53bw}}  
*'''[Arnold]''' McNamara, Elizabeth W. ''Weakley, Scearce, Arnold Families of Kentucky, Their Descendants and Ancestral Families''. Baltimore, 1980. {{FHL|69105|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W371m}}.  
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*'''[Arnold]''' McNamara, Elizabeth W. ''Weakley, Scearce, Arnold Families of Kentucky, Their Descendants and Ancestral Families''. Baltimore, 1980. {{FHL|69105|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W371m}}.
*'''[Berry]''' Garrett, Pamela Hutchison. ''Ancestors and Descendants of Doctor Reuben Bell Berry, Fayette County, Kentucky''. Oklahoma City, Okla.: P.H. Garrett, 2003. {{FHL|1129948|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B459g}}  
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*'''[Asbury]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''[Ball]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Beeler]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
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*'''[Berry]''' Garrett, Pamela Hutchison. ''Ancestors and Descendants of Doctor Reuben Bell Berry, Fayette County, Kentucky''. Oklahoma City, Okla.: P.H. Garrett, 2003. {{FHL|1129948|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B459g}}.
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*'''[Bird]''' Wylie, William Bird. ''Bird Genealogy''. St. Louis, Mo.: W.B. Wylie, 1903. Digital version at {{FSbook|91505}}; {{FHL|153210|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B532w}}.
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*'''[Blackwell]''' Ridenour, Melvin Otho. ''Brown and Related Families: Family History Data and Lineage Chart.'' Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: M.O. Ridenour, 1991. {{FHL|462978|item|disp=FHL Film 1697577 Item 17}}.
 
*'''[Bryan]''' Cooper, J.R. ''Bryan County [Family] of Fayette County, Kentucky''. Typed transcript of a series of ten articles published in the ''Lexington Herald'', Lexington, Kentucky, beginning Sunday, February 27, 1927, [[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Ft. Wayne, Ind. Microfilmed 1971:&nbsp;{{FHL|235562|item|disp=FHL Film 873506 Item 3}} another version, found at the National Library, [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|D.A.R.]], Washington, D.C. Microfilmed 1971: {{FHL|124489|item|disp=FHL Film 872856 Item 1}}  
 
*'''[Bryan]''' Cooper, J.R. ''Bryan County [Family] of Fayette County, Kentucky''. Typed transcript of a series of ten articles published in the ''Lexington Herald'', Lexington, Kentucky, beginning Sunday, February 27, 1927, [[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Ft. Wayne, Ind. Microfilmed 1971:&nbsp;{{FHL|235562|item|disp=FHL Film 873506 Item 3}} another version, found at the National Library, [[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|D.A.R.]], Washington, D.C. Microfilmed 1971: {{FHL|124489|item|disp=FHL Film 872856 Item 1}}  
*'''[Craven]''' Craven, Patricia. ''The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry''. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988. {{FHL|672506|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C855cr}}  
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*'''[Cary]''' Harrison, Fairfax. ''The Virginia Carys''. New York: De Vinne Press, 1919. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/virginiacarysan01harrgoog Internet Archive] - free; {{FHL|126773|item|disp=FHL Film 1011836 Item 3}}.
*'''[Henderson]'''&nbsp;Nichols, Elizabeth L. and Melanie Marie Springer. ''White, James (1754-1817) and His Wife Jeney/Jane McHatton (1768-1850) and Their Family with Emphasis on Their Second Daughter, Margaret (Peggy) White (1786-1860), Who Married 17 Mar 1807 in Fayette County, KY to James Henderson (1786-1862), Who are Ancestors to the Compilers; and Their Eldest Son, John McHatton White (1793-1866), Who Married 3 Sept 1816 in Greene County, OH to Tabitha McFarland (1797-1874), Daughter of Joseph McFarland and Margaret White''. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.L. Nichols, 2005. {{FHL|1304743|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W584n}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH25,58236 Family History Archives].  
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*'''[Catlett]''' Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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*'''[Clay]''' Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. ''The Clay Family.'' Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/clayfamily00smit Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Coleman]''' Curtis, Oscar F. ''Colman--Fitzpatrick Research File.'' MSS. Microfilmed 1989: {{FHL|387936|item|disp=FHL Film 1638368 Item 29}}.
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*'''[Craven]''' Craven, Patricia. ''The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry''. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988. {{FHL|672506|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C855cr}}.
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*'''[Eads]''' Kademan, Janet Money and Alvis Money Magill. ''The Families of Johnathan Eads (1753-1806) of Harrison County, Kentucky and David Eads (1797-1872) of Davies County Missouri and Some of Their Descendants.'' Davenport, Iowa: J.M. Kademan, 1992. {{FHL|639473|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ea25k}}.
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*'''[Eads]''' Kademan, Janet Money. ''Supplement to the Families of Jonathan Eads (1753-1806) of Harrison County, Kentucky, and David Eads (1797-1872) of Daviess County, Missouri: and Some of Their Descendants: Being a Continuation of Chapters Three through Seven (with Index).'' Davenport, Iowa: J.M. Kademan, 1993. {{FHL|690256|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ea25k supp.}}.
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*'''[Frye]''' Wylie, William Bird. ''Bird Genealogy''. St. Louis, Mo.: W.B. Wylie, 1903. Digital version at {{FSbook|91505}}; {{FHL|153210|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B532w}}.
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*'''[Hart]''' Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. ''The Clay Family.'' Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/clayfamily00smit Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Henderson]'''&nbsp;Nichols, Elizabeth L. and Melanie Marie Springer. ''White, James (1754-1817) and His Wife Jeney/Jane McHatton (1768-1850) and Their Family with Emphasis on Their Second Daughter, Margaret (Peggy) White (1786-1860), Who Married 17 Mar 1807 in Fayette County, KY to James Henderson (1786-1862), Who are Ancestors to the Compilers; and Their Eldest Son, John McHatton White (1793-1866), Who Married 3 Sept 1816 in Greene County, OH to Tabitha McFarland (1797-1874), Daughter of Joseph McFarland and Margaret White''. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.L. Nichols, 2005. Digital version at {{FSbook|64158}} - free; {{FHL|1304743|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W584n}}.
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*'''[Horn]''' Fuhlhage, Dorothy V. ''Horn, Eaton-Powell, Smothers-Meadows.'' MSS. Microfilmed 1994: {{FHL|664702|item|disp=FHL Film 1750771 Item 19}}.
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*'''[Hurst]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Ireland]''' Reed, Beatrice Moore Caffey and Mary A. Browning. ''Genealogies of the Caffey, Iseley &amp; Ireland Families of Rockingham, Guildford &amp; Almance counties in North Carolina.'' High Point, N.C.: B.M.C. Reed, 1981. {{FHL|514471|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C116r}}.
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*'''[Johnson]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Keen]''' Moore, Robert P. ''Keen/Keene of Virginia and Kentucky.'' Lexington, Ky.: R.P. Moore, 1996. {{FHL|835256|item|disp=FHL Film  1425436 Item 6}}.  
 
*'''[McDonald]''' ''McDonald Family, Fayette County, Kentucky''. Typescript. Microfilm:&nbsp;{{FHL|353528|item|disp=FHL Film 165997}}  
 
*'''[McDonald]''' ''McDonald Family, Fayette County, Kentucky''. Typescript. Microfilm:&nbsp;{{FHL|353528|item|disp=FHL Film 165997}}  
 
*'''[McHatton]''' Bauman, William A. ''Harry Raymond and Ethel May (McHatton) Allen of Fayette County, Kentucky and a Genealogy of Their Ancestors Including the Allen, Boone, Bryan, Craig, Embry, Gayheart, Goodwin, Graves, Grimes, Hager, Massie, McHatton, McNamara, Murphy, Reynolds, and Stinnett Families''. Winter Park, Fla.: W.A. Bauman, 2002. {{FHL|1062724|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 AL53bw}}  
 
*'''[McHatton]''' Bauman, William A. ''Harry Raymond and Ethel May (McHatton) Allen of Fayette County, Kentucky and a Genealogy of Their Ancestors Including the Allen, Boone, Bryan, Craig, Embry, Gayheart, Goodwin, Graves, Grimes, Hager, Massie, McHatton, McNamara, Murphy, Reynolds, and Stinnett Families''. Winter Park, Fla.: W.A. Bauman, 2002. {{FHL|1062724|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 AL53bw}}  
 
*'''[McKee]''' Hoffman, David R. ''Samuel McKee and His Family Notes on the Life of Samuel McKee Who Died in Fayette County, Kentucky, in 1813, on His Children, and on the Descendants of His Sons William, David and Samuel McKee, Jr. and His Daughter Jane McKee Story''. Harrisburg, Pa.: D.R. Hoffman, 2006. {{FHL|1346009|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 M194hd}}  
 
*'''[McKee]''' Hoffman, David R. ''Samuel McKee and His Family Notes on the Life of Samuel McKee Who Died in Fayette County, Kentucky, in 1813, on His Children, and on the Descendants of His Sons William, David and Samuel McKee, Jr. and His Daughter Jane McKee Story''. Harrisburg, Pa.: D.R. Hoffman, 2006. {{FHL|1346009|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 M194hd}}  
 
*'''[McKinnie]''' ''The Descendants of Lewis McKinnie.'' Typescript, 1940s. {{FHL|242816|item|disp=FHL Film 1405248}}.  
 
*'''[McKinnie]''' ''The Descendants of Lewis McKinnie.'' Typescript, 1940s. {{FHL|242816|item|disp=FHL Film 1405248}}.  
*'''[Mansell]''' ''[George Mansell] Court Records, Fayette County, Kentucky''. {{FHL|424153|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 165997}}  
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*'''[Mansell]''' ''[George Mansell] Court Records, Fayette County, Kentucky''. {{FHL|424153|item|disp=FHL Film 165997}}.
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*'''[Muir]''' Vallentine, John F. and John Douglas Roberts. ''The Roberts-Orme Ancestry.'' 2 vols. Dunedin, New Zealand: J.D. Roberts, 1994-. Digital version (Vol. 1 only) at {{FSbook|226522}} - free; {{FHL|708602|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R541v v. 1-v. 2}}.
 
*'''[Owens]''' Sone, Guy M. ''Genealogy of Rogers, Peyton, Owens, Sone, Marrs, Jennings, Jouett and Allied Families.'' Jefferson City, Mo.: G.M. Sone, 1958. {{FHL|301540|item|disp=FHL Film 875358 Item 4}}  
 
*'''[Owens]''' Sone, Guy M. ''Genealogy of Rogers, Peyton, Owens, Sone, Marrs, Jennings, Jouett and Allied Families.'' Jefferson City, Mo.: G.M. Sone, 1958. {{FHL|301540|item|disp=FHL Film 875358 Item 4}}  
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*'''[Robinson]''' Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
 
*'''[Sageser]''' Knouf, Osee Johnson and John Russell Sageser. ''Sageser Genealogy: Descendants of Jacob Sageser, Whose Will was Probated on August 6, 1821 in Fayette County, Kentucky''. Decorah, Iowa: Anundsen, 1978. {{FHL|15805|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sa18k}}  
 
*'''[Sageser]''' Knouf, Osee Johnson and John Russell Sageser. ''Sageser Genealogy: Descendants of Jacob Sageser, Whose Will was Probated on August 6, 1821 in Fayette County, Kentucky''. Decorah, Iowa: Anundsen, 1978. {{FHL|15805|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sa18k}}  
 
*'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourgon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}  
 
*'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourgon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}  
*'''[Stone]''' Calhoun, Logan E. ''John and Janetta Moore Stone of Fayette Co. Kentucky''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1900, 2000. {{FHL|971724|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 St71cLe}}
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*'''[Stone]''' Calhoun, Logan E. ''John and Janetta Moore Stone of Fayette Co. Kentucky''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1900, 2000. {{FHL|971724|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 St71cLe}}  
 
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*'''[West]''' Andrews, Ella Smith Johns. ''The Family of Edward West and Sarah Browne''. Sarasota, Fla.: E.S.J. Andrews, 1983. {{FHL|78256|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W52ae}}.<br>  
'''[West]''' Andrews, Ella Smith Johns. ''The Family of Edward West and Sarah Browne''. Sarasota, Fla.: E.S.J. Andrews, 1983. {{FHL|78256|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W52ae}}.<br>  
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*'''[White]''' Nichols, Elizabeth L. and Melanie Marie Springer. ''White, James (1754-1817) and His Wife Jeney/Jane McHatton (1768-1850) and Their Family with Emphasis on Their Second Daughter, Margaret (Peggy) White (1786-1860), Who Married 17 Mar 1807 in Fayette County, KY to James Henderson (1786-1862), Who are Ancestors to the Compilers; and Their Eldest Son, John McHatton White (1793-1866), Who Married 3 Sept 1816 in Greene County, OH to Tabitha McFarland (1797-1874), Daughter of Joseph McFarland and Margaret White''. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.L. Nichols, 2005. Digital version at {{FSbook|64158}} - free; {{FHL|1304743|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W584n}}.
 
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*'''[Winn]''' Winn, James French. ''Winn Memoirs: Jesse Durrett Winn, His Family and Descendants.'' Cynthiana, Ky.: Hobson Press, 1942. {{FHL|296498|item|disp=FHL Film 1421482}}.
*'''[White]'''&nbsp;Nichols, Elizabeth L. and Melanie Marie Springer. ''White, James (1754-1817) and His Wife Jeney/Jane McHatton (1768-1850) and Their Family with Emphasis on Their Second Daughter, Margaret (Peggy) White (1786-1860), Who Married 17 Mar 1807 in Fayette County, KY to James Henderson (1786-1862), Who are Ancestors to the Compilers; and Their Eldest Son, John McHatton White (1793-1866), Who Married 3 Sept 1816 in Greene County, OH to Tabitha McFarland (1797-1874), Daughter of Joseph McFarland and Margaret White''. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.L. Nichols, 2005. {{FHL|1304743|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W584n}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH25,58236 Family History Archives].
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
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*'''1819-1824, 1881-1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books E and F (1819-1824) and 6 and 7 (1881-1894)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1819-1824, 1881-1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books E and F (1819-1824) and 6 and 7 (1881-1894)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Fayette County is included in Vol. 1.]  
 
*'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Fayette County is included in Vol. 1.]  
 
*'''1788''' - Stewart, Robert Armistead. "Personal Tax List of Fayette County (Kentucky), 1788," ''The Researcher: A Magazine of History and Genealogical Exchange'', Vol. 1, No. 4&nbsp;(Jul. 1927):239-241. Available at {{FHL|61472|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Only part of the list was published.]  
 
*'''1788''' - Stewart, Robert Armistead. "Personal Tax List of Fayette County (Kentucky), 1788," ''The Researcher: A Magazine of History and Genealogical Exchange'', Vol. 1, No. 4&nbsp;(Jul. 1927):239-241. Available at {{FHL|61472|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Only part of the list was published.]  
*'''1789''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. [Includes "5 volumes of 1789, with some duplication of names."]
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*'''1789''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. [Includes "5 volumes of 1789, with some duplication of names."]  
 
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  

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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Fayette County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1795 1852 1810 1794 1794
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Fayette County Courthouse
162 E Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507-1363
Phone: 859.253.3344[1]
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History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[2]

Parent County

1780--Fayette County was created on 1 May 1780 as a Virginia county when Kentucky County (Virginia) was abolished to form Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln counties. See County Formations Database (Kentucky Land Office)

County seat: Lexington [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fayette County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1897--Fayette County Courthouse destroyed by fire on May 14, 1897.  Records were either carried out of the burning building or stored in a fireproof safe. [4]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ashland Park Deep Springs Indian Hills Open Gates
Athens Deerfield Jimtown Pine Meadows
Avon Donerail Jonestown Pinehurst
Baralto East Hickman Kenawood Pricetown
Beaumont Park Eastland Kingston Rockwood
Blueberry Hill Eastland Park Lansdowne Sandersville
Bracktown Elk Chester Lexington Shadeland
Brigadoon Fairway Lexington-Fayette Shawneetown
Brighton Fenwick Liberty Heights South Elkhorn
Brookhaven Fort Spring Little Georgetown Southland
Cadentown Frogtown Little Texas Spears
Cardinal Hill Gamesway Loradale Stoneybrook
Cardinal Valley Garden Springs Mattoxtown Twin Oaks
Centerville Gardenside Meadowthorpe Uttingertown
Chevy Chase Greendale Montclair Viley
Chilesburg Hermitage Hills Monticello Walnut Hill
Coletown Highlands Montrose Warrenton
Colony Holiday Hills Mount Vernon Westmoreland
Columbus Hollywood Muir Yarnallton
Crestwood Idle Hour Nihizertown Zandale

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
179018,410
180014,028−23.8%
181021,37052.3%
182023,2508.8%
183025,0987.9%
184022,194−11.6%
185022,7352.4%
186022,599−0.6%
187026,65618.0%
188029,0238.9%
189035,69823.0%
190042,07117.9%
191047,71513.4%
192054,66414.6%
193068,54325.4%
194078,89915.1%
1950100,74627.7%
1960131,90630.9%
1970174,32332.2%
1980204,16517.1%
1990225,36610.4%
2000260,51215.6%
Est. 2008282,1148.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21067.txt

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

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

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
  • [Allen] Bauman, William A. Harry Raymond and Ethel May (McHatton) Allen of Fayette County, Kentucky and a Genealogy of Their Ancestors Including the Allen, Boone, Bryan, Craig, Embry, Gayheart, Goodwin, Graves, Grimes, Hager, Massie, McHatton, McNamara, Murphy, Reynolds, and Stinnett Families. Winter Park, Fla.: W.A. Bauman, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 AL53bw
  • [Arnold] McNamara, Elizabeth W. Weakley, Scearce, Arnold Families of Kentucky, Their Descendants and Ancestral Families. Baltimore, 1980. FHL Book 929.273 W371m.
  • [Asbury] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Ball] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Berry] Garrett, Pamela Hutchison. Ancestors and Descendants of Doctor Reuben Bell Berry, Fayette County, Kentucky. Oklahoma City, Okla.: P.H. Garrett, 2003. FHL Book 929.273 B459g.
  • [Bird] Wylie, William Bird. Bird Genealogy. St. Louis, Mo.: W.B. Wylie, 1903. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online; FHL Book 929.273 B532w.
  • [Blackwell] Ridenour, Melvin Otho. Brown and Related Families: Family History Data and Lineage Chart. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.: M.O. Ridenour, 1991. FHL Film 1697577 Item 17.
  • [Bryan] Cooper, J.R. Bryan County [Family] of Fayette County, Kentucky. Typed transcript of a series of ten articles published in the Lexington Herald, Lexington, Kentucky, beginning Sunday, February 27, 1927, Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Microfilmed 1971: FHL Film 873506 Item 3 another version, found at the National Library, D.A.R., Washington, D.C. Microfilmed 1971: FHL Film 872856 Item 1
  • [Cary] Harrison, Fairfax. The Virginia Carys. New York: De Vinne Press, 1919. Digital version at Internet Archive - free; FHL Film 1011836 Item 3.
  • [Catlett] Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Clay] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Coleman] Curtis, Oscar F. Colman--Fitzpatrick Research File. MSS. Microfilmed 1989: FHL Film 1638368 Item 29.
  • [Craven] Craven, Patricia. The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 C855cr.
  • [Eads] Kademan, Janet Money and Alvis Money Magill. The Families of Johnathan Eads (1753-1806) of Harrison County, Kentucky and David Eads (1797-1872) of Davies County Missouri and Some of Their Descendants. Davenport, Iowa: J.M. Kademan, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 Ea25k.
  • [Eads] Kademan, Janet Money. Supplement to the Families of Jonathan Eads (1753-1806) of Harrison County, Kentucky, and David Eads (1797-1872) of Daviess County, Missouri: and Some of Their Descendants: Being a Continuation of Chapters Three through Seven (with Index). Davenport, Iowa: J.M. Kademan, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 Ea25k supp..
  • [Frye] Wylie, William Bird. Bird Genealogy. St. Louis, Mo.: W.B. Wylie, 1903. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online; FHL Book 929.273 B532w.
  • [Hart] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Henderson] Nichols, Elizabeth L. and Melanie Marie Springer. White, James (1754-1817) and His Wife Jeney/Jane McHatton (1768-1850) and Their Family with Emphasis on Their Second Daughter, Margaret (Peggy) White (1786-1860), Who Married 17 Mar 1807 in Fayette County, KY to James Henderson (1786-1862), Who are Ancestors to the Compilers; and Their Eldest Son, John McHatton White (1793-1866), Who Married 3 Sept 1816 in Greene County, OH to Tabitha McFarland (1797-1874), Daughter of Joseph McFarland and Margaret White. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.L. Nichols, 2005. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 W584n.
  • [Horn] Fuhlhage, Dorothy V. Horn, Eaton-Powell, Smothers-Meadows. MSS. Microfilmed 1994: FHL Film 1750771 Item 19.
  • [Hurst] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Ireland] Reed, Beatrice Moore Caffey and Mary A. Browning. Genealogies of the Caffey, Iseley & Ireland Families of Rockingham, Guildford & Almance counties in North Carolina. High Point, N.C.: B.M.C. Reed, 1981. FHL Book 929.273 C116r.
  • [Johnson] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Keen] Moore, Robert P. Keen/Keene of Virginia and Kentucky. Lexington, Ky.: R.P. Moore, 1996. FHL Film 1425436 Item 6.
  • [McDonald] McDonald Family, Fayette County, Kentucky. Typescript. Microfilm: FHL Film 165997
  • [McHatton] Bauman, William A. Harry Raymond and Ethel May (McHatton) Allen of Fayette County, Kentucky and a Genealogy of Their Ancestors Including the Allen, Boone, Bryan, Craig, Embry, Gayheart, Goodwin, Graves, Grimes, Hager, Massie, McHatton, McNamara, Murphy, Reynolds, and Stinnett Families. Winter Park, Fla.: W.A. Bauman, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 AL53bw
  • [McKee] Hoffman, David R. Samuel McKee and His Family Notes on the Life of Samuel McKee Who Died in Fayette County, Kentucky, in 1813, on His Children, and on the Descendants of His Sons William, David and Samuel McKee, Jr. and His Daughter Jane McKee Story. Harrisburg, Pa.: D.R. Hoffman, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 M194hd
  • [McKinnie] The Descendants of Lewis McKinnie. Typescript, 1940s. FHL Film 1405248.
  • [Mansell] [George Mansell] Court Records, Fayette County, Kentucky. FHL Film 165997.
  • [Muir] Vallentine, John F. and John Douglas Roberts. The Roberts-Orme Ancestry. 2 vols. Dunedin, New Zealand: J.D. Roberts, 1994-. Digital version (Vol. 1 only) at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 R541v v. 1-v. 2.
  • [Owens] Sone, Guy M. Genealogy of Rogers, Peyton, Owens, Sone, Marrs, Jennings, Jouett and Allied Families. Jefferson City, Mo.: G.M. Sone, 1958. FHL Film 875358 Item 4
  • [Robinson] Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Sageser] Knouf, Osee Johnson and John Russell Sageser. Sageser Genealogy: Descendants of Jacob Sageser, Whose Will was Probated on August 6, 1821 in Fayette County, Kentucky. Decorah, Iowa: Anundsen, 1978. FHL Book 929.273 Sa18k
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourgon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5
  • [Stone] Calhoun, Logan E. John and Janetta Moore Stone of Fayette Co. Kentucky. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1900, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 St71cLe
  • [West] Andrews, Ella Smith Johns. The Family of Edward West and Sarah Browne. Sarasota, Fla.: E.S.J. Andrews, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 W52ae.
  • [White] Nichols, Elizabeth L. and Melanie Marie Springer. White, James (1754-1817) and His Wife Jeney/Jane McHatton (1768-1850) and Their Family with Emphasis on Their Second Daughter, Margaret (Peggy) White (1786-1860), Who Married 17 Mar 1807 in Fayette County, KY to James Henderson (1786-1862), Who are Ancestors to the Compilers; and Their Eldest Son, John McHatton White (1793-1866), Who Married 3 Sept 1816 in Greene County, OH to Tabitha McFarland (1797-1874), Daughter of Joseph McFarland and Margaret White. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.L. Nichols, 2005. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 W584n.
  • [Winn] Winn, James French. Winn Memoirs: Jesse Durrett Winn, His Family and Descendants. Cynthiana, Ky.: Hobson Press, 1942. FHL Film 1421482.

Land

  • The KY Land Office
  • The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Fayette County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  1. Record Book 1: 1794-1796

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1787 - Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at FHL. [1787 personal property tax list of Fayette County.]
  • 1787 - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Fayette County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • 1788 - Stewart, Robert Armistead. "Personal Tax List of Fayette County (Kentucky), 1788," The Researcher: A Magazine of History and Genealogical Exchange, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Jul. 1927):239-241. Available at FHL. [Only part of the list was published.]
  • 1789 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. [Includes "5 volumes of 1789, with some duplication of names."]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Fayette County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[5] digitized by Ancestry ($).

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), Fayette County, Kentucky page 270, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Fayette County, Kentucky," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. GenDisasters.com Lexington, KY Courthouse Fire, May 1897 http://www3.gendisasters.com/kentucky/14365/lexington-ky-court-house-fire-may-1897
  5. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).