Franklin County, Kentucky Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has marriage, probate, land and court records 1795, <br>Confederate Pension Applications; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Kentucky page 270, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> Phone''':''' 502-564-7013 or 502-564-8380  
 
County Clerk has marriage, probate, land and court records 1795, <br>Confederate Pension Applications; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Kentucky page 270, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> Phone''':''' 502-564-7013 or 502-564-8380  
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American Research ====
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*Bellardo, Lewis J. "Frankfort, Kentucky, Census of Free Blacks, 1842," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 63, No. 4 (Dec. 1975):272-275. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 63}}
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*Bellardo, Lewis J. "Frankfort, Kentucky, Census of Free Blacks, 1842," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 63, No. 4 (Dec. 1975):272-275. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 63}}  
 
*[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  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky_Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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Individual Cemeteries:  
 
Individual Cemeteries:  
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159191 Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158634 Frankfort State Hospital Cemetery, Frankfort] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158634 Frankfort State Hospital Cemetery, Frankfort] BillionGraves
  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*'''[Brown]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.  
 
*'''[Brown]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.  
 
*'''[Head]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.  
 
*'''[Head]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.  
*'''[Long]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[Long]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.  
 
*'''[McAndre]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.  
 
*'''[McAndre]''' Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995)}}.  
 
*'''[Major]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Major]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>  
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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
  
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*Peaks Mill
 
*Peaks Mill
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Franklin County, Kentucky
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Founded December 7, 1794
County Seat Frankfort
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Contents

Quick Dates

Franklin County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Franklin County Courthouse
PO Box 338 219 St Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40602-0338
Phone: 502.875.8702

County Clerk has marriage, probate, land and court records 1795,
Confederate Pension Applications; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records[1] Phone: 502-564-7013 or 502-564-8380



History

Parent County

1794--Franklin County was created 7 December 1794 from Woodford, Mercer, and Shelby Counties.
County seat: Frankfort [2]

Boundary Changes  [3]

1790--Franklin County was part of Jefferson, Woodford, and Mercer Counties.
1795--Franklin County was created.
1800--Franklin County included part of Anderson and Owen Counties. A section of Franklin County was included in Shelby County.
1810--Same as 1800.
1820--Franklin County included part of Anderson County. A small section of Franklin County was located in Henry County.
1830--The boundaries of Franklin County are permanently established.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Benson Forks of Elkhorn Hodge (hist.) Peaks Mill
Big Eddy Fox Gap (hist.) Honeysuckle (hist.) Polsgrove
Bon Air Hills Flag Fork Indian Hills Roberts (hist.)
Bridgeport Frankfort Jett Shadrick Ferry (hist.)
Bryant Gibbs Road (hist.) Kennebec Slickway
Elmville Glore (hist.) Knights (hist.) Swallowfield
Elsinore Gregory (hist.) Lucas Lane (hist.) Woodlake
Evergreen Harp (hist.) Mount Zion (hist.)
Farmdale Harvieland Ottusville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Individual Cemeteries:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18005,078
18108,01357.8%
182011,02437.6%
18309,254−16.1%
18409,4201.8%
185012,46232.3%
186012,6941.9%
187015,30020.5%
188018,69922.2%
189021,26713.7%
190020,852−2.0%
191021,1351.4%
192019,357−8.4%
193021,0648.8%
194023,30810.7%
195025,93311.3%
196029,42113.5%
197034,48117.2%
198041,83021.3%
199043,7814.7%
200047,6878.9%
Est. 200748,1831.0%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21073.txt

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

Church

  • A good resource for information concerning people living in the Forks of the Elkhorn area is:
  • Darnell, Ermina Jett. Forks of Elkhorn Church. Louisville, Kentucky : Standard Printing Co., 1946.

Court

Family Histories

  • [Brown] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).
  • [Head] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).
  • [Long] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).
  • [McAndre] Buchanan, Paul C. and Susie M. Owens. "Henry Long and Some Descendants of Colonial Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):115-126; Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1994):190-200; Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1994):263-273; Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):27-31. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 38 (1994)-v. 39 (1995).
  • [Major] Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes & Sons, 1916. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 1421709 Item 2.
  • [Patteson] Smith, Ethel Marion. An Informal History of Virginia-Kentucky Pattesons in Illinois, Their Forbears and Their Kin Including the Lewises of Llangollen. Washington, 1948. Available at FHL.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births begin in 1852
Marriages begin in 1795
Deaths begin in 1852

The Family History Library has copies of the vital records starting with above dates.

To order vital records from Franklin County, you may order online at: 

Franklin County Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Paul Sawyier Library (Frankfort): http://www.pspl.org/

Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort): http://history.ky.gov/

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (Frankfort): http://www.kdla.ky.gov/

  • Bald Knob
  • Bridgeport
  • Forks of the Elkhorn
  • Frankfort City
  • Peaks Mill

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Kentucky page 270, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920. (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987).