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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Fayette_County,_Kentucky|Fayette County]]''  
 
''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Fayette_County,_Kentucky|Fayette County]]''  
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Guide to '''Fayette County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Fayette County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
 
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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]]
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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><br>
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In 1803 the courthouse burned, along with "most of the records of the Court of Quarter Sessions and the County Court" that were kept and Levi Todd's house. "It was believed that the fire was deliberately set in order to destroy land claims." The next Courthouse was built 1806. Then the next in 1884. This one burned in 1897. The "present day Courthouse was begun on September 5, 1898, on the same site as the previous three."<ref>Michael L. Cook, C.G. and Bettie A. Cumming Cook, C.G., ''Fayette County Kentucky Records'' Vol 2 p. vii (Evansville, Indiana : Cook Publications, 1985) FHL US/CAN Book 976.947 P2c.</ref><br>
  
== History  ==
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== Fayette County Kentucky History  ==
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[[Image:Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right]]  
  
 
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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Fayette County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1897'''--Fayette County Courthouse destroyed by fire on May 14, 1897.&nbsp; Records were either carried out of the burning building or stored in a fireproof safe. <ref>GenDisasters.com Lexington, KY Courthouse Fire, May 1897 http://www3.gendisasters.com/kentucky/14365/lexington-ky-court-house-fire-may-1897</ref>  
 
'''1897'''--Fayette County Courthouse destroyed by fire on May 14, 1897.&nbsp; Records were either carried out of the burning building or stored in a fireproof safe. <ref>GenDisasters.com Lexington, KY Courthouse Fire, May 1897 http://www3.gendisasters.com/kentucky/14365/lexington-ky-court-house-fire-may-1897</ref>  
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-counties.html#courthouse Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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== Fayette County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]
 
*[[Woodford County, Kentucky|Woodford]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Fayette County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyfayette.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; <br>  
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Garrison, Gwendolyn. Black Marriage Bonds of Fayette County, Kentucky. 11866-1876. - Lexington, Ky.:Kentucky Tree-Search. 1985. - 59 p. '''FHL 976.947 V2g'''. F457.F2 G37 1985
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The following have information concerning African American research.<br>  
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*[[Kentucky Minorities Kentucky|Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*[[Kentucky Minorities Kentucky|Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
 
*Available online: [http://www.oldunioncemetery.com/ The Old Union Church Cemetery] inscriptions and images&nbsp;for Fayette County.  
 
*Available online: [http://www.oldunioncemetery.com/ The Old Union Church Cemetery] inscriptions and images&nbsp;for Fayette County.  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*Available online: [http://www.oldunioncemetery.com/ The Old Union Church Cemetery] inscriptions and images&nbsp;for Fayette County.  
 
*Available online: [http://www.oldunioncemetery.com/ The Old Union Church Cemetery] inscriptions and images&nbsp;for Fayette County.  
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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}}.  
 
*'''[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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*'''[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] ($).
 
*'''[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.  
 
*'''[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.  
 
*'''[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}}.  
 
*'''[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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*'''[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}}.  
 
*'''[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}}.  
 
*'''[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.}}.  
 
*'''[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.}}.  
*'''[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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*'''[Flournoy]''' Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241797 Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241809 Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241823 Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241854 Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241867 Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241923 Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241942 Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101]. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
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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}}.  
 
*'''[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.  
 
*'''[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.  
 
*'''[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}}.  
 
*'''[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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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]  
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#[http://www.copies1918.com/fayette1.html Record Book 1: 1794-1796]
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/fayette1.html Record Book 1: 1794-1796]
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It is of note that Fayette County has County Court Deed Books AND District and Circuit Court Deed Books. "The recording period of the Fayette District Court began in 1794, and continued until in 1802. The District Court was abolished, and replaced by the Fayette Circuit Court."<ref>Michael L. Cook, C.G. and Bettie A. Cumming Cook, C.G., Fayette County Kentucky Records Vol 2 p. vii (Evansville, Indiana : Cook Publications, 1985) FHL US/CAN Book 976.947 P2c.</ref><br>
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*Michael L. Cook, C.G. and Bettie A. Cumming Cook, C.G., Fayette County Kentucky Records Vol 2 (Evansville, Indiana : Cook Publications, 1985) FHL US/CAN Book 976.947 P2c. ''District Court Deed Book from 1803 to 1807.''<br>
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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<u>Confederate Soldiers</u>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry]]. Companies A, C, E, and G.
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:- [[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry]]. Companies A, C, E, and G.
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|23rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
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:- [[27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company G.
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:- [[16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company F.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies B and C.
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies B and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">C.</span>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company G.
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:- [[13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A and L.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies F, G, H, I, K, L and M.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies B, C, H and I.
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:- [[24th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|24th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I.
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:- [[30th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|30th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company K.
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:- [[37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company K.
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:- [[40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company C and K.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union)|4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union)]], Companies B, D and I.
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies G and H.
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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company A.
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:- [[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company D.
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
*'''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.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
*'''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|1111104|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [1787 personal property tax list of Fayette County.]  
 
*'''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|1111104|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [1787 personal property tax list of Fayette County.]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Fayette County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517311}} 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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*'''1854-1861''' - Fayette County Marriage Index 1854-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517311}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Unsorted  =====
  
 
*[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  
 
*[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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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Fayette County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-society-archive/ List of Kentucky Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
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*[[Lexington Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lexington Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Fayette County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/fayette-county/ Fayette County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyfayett/ Fayette County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyfayett/ Fayette County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/fayette/toc.html Fayette County USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/fayette/toc.html Fayette County USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Fayette/ Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Fayette/ Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Fayette County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Fayette County Kentucky 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]

In 1803 the courthouse burned, along with "most of the records of the Court of Quarter Sessions and the County Court" that were kept and Levi Todd's house. "It was believed that the fire was deliberately set in order to destroy land claims." The next Courthouse was built 1806. Then the next in 1884. This one burned in 1897. The "present day Courthouse was begun on September 5, 1898, on the same site as the previous three."[2]

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Fayette County Kentucky History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[3]

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 [4]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


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. [5]

For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses

Fayette County Kentucky 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

Fayette County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

Garrison, Gwendolyn. Black Marriage Bonds of Fayette County, Kentucky. 11866-1876. - Lexington, Ky.:Kentucky Tree-Search. 1985. - 59 p. FHL 976.947 V2g. F457.F2 G37 1985

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

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

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..
  • [Flournoy] Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
  • [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

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

  • 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

It is of note that Fayette County has County Court Deed Books AND District and Circuit Court Deed Books. "The recording period of the Fayette District Court began in 1794, and continued until in 1802. The District Court was abolished, and replaced by the Fayette Circuit Court."[6]

  • Michael L. Cook, C.G. and Bettie A. Cumming Cook, C.G., Fayette County Kentucky Records Vol 2 (Evansville, Indiana : Cook Publications, 1985) FHL US/CAN Book 976.947 P2c. District Court Deed Book from 1803 to 1807.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Fayette County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Fayette County, Kentucky 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 Fayette County, Kentucky:

Confederate Soldiers

- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry. Companies A, C, E, and G.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry. Companies A, C, E, and G.

Union Soldiers

- 23rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
- 27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company G.
- 16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company F.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies B and C.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies B and C.
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G.
- 13th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A and L.
- 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies F, G, H, I, K, L and M.
- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies B, C, H and I.
- 24th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I.
- 30th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company K.
- 37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company K.
- 40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company C and K.
- 4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union), Companies B, D and I.
- 53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies G and H.
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company A.
- 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company D.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Fayette County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Fayette County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Fayette County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky 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,[7] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Fayette County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Fayette County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Fayette County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517311 at FamilySearch - free.[8]
Marriage
  • 1854-1861 - Fayette County Marriage Index 1854-1861. Batch M517311 at FamilySearch - free.[8]
Unsorted

Fayette County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Fayette County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Fayette County Kentucky Genealogy 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. Michael L. Cook, C.G. and Bettie A. Cumming Cook, C.G., Fayette County Kentucky Records Vol 2 p. vii (Evansville, Indiana : Cook Publications, 1985) FHL US/CAN Book 976.947 P2c.
  3. "Fayette County, Kentucky," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. GenDisasters.com Lexington, KY Courthouse Fire, May 1897 http://www3.gendisasters.com/kentucky/14365/lexington-ky-court-house-fire-may-1897
  6. Michael L. Cook, C.G. and Bettie A. Cumming Cook, C.G., Fayette County Kentucky Records Vol 2 p. vii (Evansville, Indiana : Cook Publications, 1985) FHL US/CAN Book 976.947 P2c.
  7. 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).
  8. 8.0 8.1 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.


 

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