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Guide to Henry County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Henry County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Abbeville
Courthouse
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Address Henry County Courthouse
101 West Court Square
Abbeville, AL 36310
Phone: (334) 585-2753
County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Probate Judge has marriage records from 1821
land records from 1824,
birth records 1895-1906 and probate from 1839[1]

History

Parent County

1819--Henry County was created 13 December 1819 from Conecuh County.
County seat: Abbeville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Henry County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 1072.

Cemeteries

  • Scott, Marvin. Tomb Inscriptions and Obituary Notices of Henry County, Alabama. Climax, Ga., 1958. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Additional Henry County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Henry County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1820 2,638
1830 4,020 52.4%
1840 5,787 44.0%
1850 9,019 55.8%
1860 14,918 65.4%
1870 14,191 −4.9%
1880 18,761 32.2%
1890 24,847 32.4%
1900 36,147 45.5%
1910 20,943 −42.1%
1920 21,547 2.9%
1930 22,820 5.9%
1940 21,912 −4.0%
1950 18,674 −14.8%
1960 15,286 −18.1%
1970 13,254 −13.3%
1980 15,302 15.5%
1990 15,374 0.5%
2000 16,310 6.1%
2010 17,302 6.1%
For tips on accessing Henry County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Henry County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Henry County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.131 E7b.

Local Histories

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

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

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

- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A "Henry Grays"
- 6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Columbia Blues" [subsequently, Company A]
- 15th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 24th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Autauga Guards"
- 37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A, E and H
- 39th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D and G
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F and K




Newspapers

Finding More Alabama Newspapers

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

  • 1959 - Indiana Progress (Abbeville, Ala.) at Ancestry ($).

Probate Records

Probate records are held by the Henry County, Alabama Probate Court. Most records are housed at the Henry County, Alabama Courthouse. Many records are on microfilm at the Family History Library.

See the wiki page Alabama 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 places of residence.

Record types: Wills, dower records, personal property sales, settlement records, orphans’ records, and bonds.

  • 1830-1976 - Henry County, Alabama Probate Records, 1830-1976 at FamilySearch - free.

Taxation

Alabama tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Alabama Taxation.

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Henry County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1821-1864, 1868-1872, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1821–1856; 1868–1871 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1896-1906 - Henry County Death Index 1896-1906. Batch B593276 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Henry County has two books:

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

Enterprise Public Library
101 E. Grubbs St.
Enterprise, Alabama 36330
Telephone: 334-347-2636

Family History Center

Dothan Alabama
3199 Ross Clark Cir NW
Dothan, Dale/Houston/Henry/Geneva, Alabama, United States
Phone: 334-793-7425

Henry County Alabama Genealogy Websites

Henry County Alabama Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County p. 37. 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. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/06/Igialabamadj.pdf.