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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Henderson_County,_Kentucky|Henderson County]]''
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Guide to '''Henderson County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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}} ''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Henderson_County,_Kentucky|Henderson County]]'' <br>Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
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== Quick Dates ==
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== Henderson County Kentucky Courthouse ==
  
Henderson County's civil records start the following years:
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:{{KYHendersoncourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
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[http://www.hendersonky.us/ Henderson County Courthouse]<br>232 1st St; PO Box 374<br>Henderson, KY 42420-3146<br>Phone: 270.827.5671&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1949, <br>marriage records from 1806, land records from 1797 <br>and probate records from 1800; Clerk District Court<br>has probate&nbsp;records from 1979; Clerk Circuit Court<br>has divorec and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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[http://www.hendersonky.us/ Henderson County Courthouse]<br>232 1st St; PO Box 374<br>Henderson, KY 42420-3146<br>Phone: 270.827.5671<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== Henderson County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Henderson County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Anthoston  
 
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*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
 
*[[Webster County, Kentucky|Webster]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyhenderson.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[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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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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{{Census|Kentucky}}  
  
 
*[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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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*'''[Bethell]''' Bethell, John Pinckney. ''Some Descendants of James Bethell, Who Came from England to Jamestown, Virginia in 1625 ... and of Union Bethell, 1826-1907, of Newburg, Indiana to Henderson County, Kentucky''. Des Arc, Ark.: Bethell, 1975. {{FHL|63327|item|disp=FHL Film 928178 Item 13}}  
 
*'''[Bethell]''' Bethell, John Pinckney. ''Some Descendants of James Bethell, Who Came from England to Jamestown, Virginia in 1625 ... and of Union Bethell, 1826-1907, of Newburg, Indiana to Henderson County, Kentucky''. Des Arc, Ark.: Bethell, 1975. {{FHL|63327|item|disp=FHL Film 928178 Item 13}}  
 
*'''[Crowley]''' Crowley, Ariel L. ''Benjamin Harrison Crowley of Henderson, Kentucky, an Account of His Maternal Ancestry''. Typescript. 1969. {{FHL|103323|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C886cr}}; Supplement: {{FHL|103323|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C886cr supp.}}  
 
*'''[Crowley]''' Crowley, Ariel L. ''Benjamin Harrison Crowley of Henderson, Kentucky, an Account of His Maternal Ancestry''. Typescript. 1969. {{FHL|103323|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C886cr}}; Supplement: {{FHL|103323|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C886cr supp.}}  
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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.
 
*'''[Jones]''' Jones, Otey Sherman. ''The History of the Jones Family of Henderson, Kentucky''. St. Louis, Mo.: O.S. Jones, 1974. {{FHL|1139121|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 J71jos}}  
 
*'''[Jones]''' Jones, Otey Sherman. ''The History of the Jones Family of Henderson, Kentucky''. St. Louis, Mo.: O.S. Jones, 1974. {{FHL|1139121|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 J71jos}}  
 
*'''[Tippin]''' Tippin, James Jackson. ''English Tipping Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson Co., Kentucky (U.S.A.)''. Typescript. 1900 (?). {{FHL|5781|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Fiche 6018262}}  
 
*'''[Tippin]''' Tippin, James Jackson. ''English Tipping Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson Co., Kentucky (U.S.A.)''. Typescript. 1900 (?). {{FHL|5781|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Fiche 6018262}}  
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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]
  
 
==== 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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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company L.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate)]], Company L
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate)]], Company L
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:- [[35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company L
  
 
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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}}
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1799-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to H (1799-1946)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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*'''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] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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*'''1852-1859''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517481}} 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/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517482}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875-1876''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517483}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517481}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517484}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Henderson County Birth Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517485}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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County Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1949<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
*[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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== Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.home.comcast.net/~hendersoncountyky/ Henderson County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.home.comcast.net/~hendersoncountyky/ Henderson County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Henderson/ Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Henderson/ Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Guide to Henderson County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Coal Fields region.

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Contents

Henderson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Henderson County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1798 1852 1810 1797 1799
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Henderson County Courthouse, Henderson, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Henderson County Courthouse
232 1st St; PO Box 374
Henderson, KY 42420-3146
Phone: 270.827.5671[1]

Henderson County Kentucky History

Parent County

1798--Henderson County was created 21 December 1798 from Christian County.
County seat: Henderson [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Henderson County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anthoston Corydon Henderson Scuffletown
Baskett Dixie Jonesburg Smith Mills
Beals Euterpe Niagara Spottsville
Bluff City Finley Addition Rankin Tunnel Hill
Cairo Geneva Reed Weaverton
Carlinburg Graham Hill Robards Wilson
Coraville Hebbardsville Rock Springs

Neighboring Counties

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18001,468
18104,703220.4%
18205,71421.5%
18306,65916.5%
18409,54843.4%
185012,17127.5%
186014,26217.2%
187018,45729.4%
188024,51532.8%
189029,53620.5%
190032,90711.4%
191029,352−10.8%
192027,609−5.9%
193026,295−4.8%
194027,0202.8%
195030,71513.7%
196033,5199.1%
197036,0317.5%
198040,84913.4%
199043,0445.4%
200044,8294.1%
Est. 200645,6661.9%
http://ksdc.louisville.edu/sdc/rankings/rankcounties_pop.htm

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

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]
General
  • Moody, Shirley C. Kith and Kin of Henderson County, Kentucky and Their Descendants. 6 vols. Evansville, Ind.: S. Moody, 1991. FHL Film 1597933 Items 1-6
Bibliography
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp
  • [Bethell] Bethell, John Pinckney. Some Descendants of James Bethell, Who Came from England to Jamestown, Virginia in 1625 ... and of Union Bethell, 1826-1907, of Newburg, Indiana to Henderson County, Kentucky. Des Arc, Ark.: Bethell, 1975. FHL Film 928178 Item 13
  • [Crowley] Crowley, Ariel L. Benjamin Harrison Crowley of Henderson, Kentucky, an Account of His Maternal Ancestry. Typescript. 1969. FHL Book 929.273 C886cr; Supplement: FHL Book 929.273 C886cr supp.
  • [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.
  • [Jones] Jones, Otey Sherman. The History of the Jones Family of Henderson, Kentucky. St. Louis, Mo.: O.S. Jones, 1974. FHL Book 929.273 J71jos
  • [Tippin] Tippin, James Jackson. English Tipping Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson Co., Kentucky (U.S.A.). Typescript. 1900 (?). FHL Fiche 6018262
  • [Tippin] Tippin, James Jackson. Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson County, Kentucky. Shreveport, La.: J.J. Tippin, 1940. FHL Film 1405352

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Henderson 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 Henderson 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 Henderson County, Kentucky:

- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company L.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate), Company L
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate), Company L
- 35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company K
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company L

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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.

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Henderson County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] 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 Henderson County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Henderson 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
  • 1852-1859 - Henderson County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517481 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874 - Henderson County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517482 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875-1876 - Henderson County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517483 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Henderson County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch M517481 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Henderson County Birth Index 1875. Batch M517484 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1876-1878 - Henderson County Birth Index 1876-1878. Batch M517485 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Unsorted

County Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1949[1]

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. 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).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.