Jefferson County, Kentucky

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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.
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*'''The Metro Louisville-Jefferson County KyGenWeb Project''' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/jefferson/cems/cemeteries.html Cemetery Directory] has the largest cemetery listing.  Jefferson County once had over 500 public cemeteries and family graveyards, but many have been lost through the ravages of time.  This site identifies 235 of them.
*'''The Metro Louisville-Jefferson County KyGenWeb Project''' [http://www.kykinfolk.com/jefferson/cems/cemeteries.html Cemetery Directory] has the largest cemetery listing.&nbsp; Jefferson County once had over 500 public cemeteries and family graveyards, but many have been lost through the ravages of time.&nbsp; This site identifies 235 of them.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1044 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Jefferson County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1044 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Jefferson County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
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*'''[Booker]''' Booker, Charles Lee. ''The Bucher/Booker Family, 1686-1990 from Klein Gartach, Wurttemberg, Germany to Frederick County, Virginia to Harrison and Jefferson Counties, Kentucky to Knox and Sullivan Counties, Indiana to the Illinois Counties of Jasper, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, and Sangamon''. n.p.: C.L. Booker, 1990. {{FHL|543038|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B852b}}
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*'''[Bucher]''' ''See Booker''.
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*'''[Clark]''' Dorman, John Frederick. ''Descendants of General Jonathan Clark, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1750-1811''. Louisville, Ky.: n.p., 1949. Reprinted from the ''Filson Club History Quarterly'', Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, 4. {{FHL|2420|item|disp=FHL Film 1036197 Item 4}}
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*'''[Egg]''' Miller, Marguerite A. ''My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's''. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. {{FHL|1477754|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K729mm}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH21,107040 Family&nbsp;History Archives].
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*'''[Eppler]''' Miller, Marguerite A. ''My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's''. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. {{FHL|1477754|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K729mm}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH21,107040 Family&nbsp;History Archives].
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*'''[Fleischmann]''' Miller, Marguerite A. ''My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's''. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. {{FHL|1477754|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K729mm}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH21,107040 Family&nbsp;History Archives].
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*'''[Knauer]''' Miller, Marguerite A. ''My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's''. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. {{FHL|1477754|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 K729mm}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH21,107040 Family&nbsp;History Archives].
 
*'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}
 
*'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}
  

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Jefferson County, Kentucky
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Founded May 1, 1780
County Seat Louisville
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Contents

County Courthouse

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History

President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

The county was named after Declaration of Independence Author Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) who became President in 1797.

Parent County

1780--Jefferson County was created 1 May 1780 from Kentucky County (Virginia). This county was abolished in 1780.   County seat:  Louisville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anchorage Glenview Hills Lynnville Saint Matthews
Audubon Park Glenview Manor Manor Creek  Saint Regis Park
Bancroft Goose Creek Meadowbrook Vale Seneca Gardens
Barbourmeade Graymoor-Devondale Meadowbrook Farm Shively
Beechwood Village Green Spring Medora Spring Mill
Bellemeade Harrods Creek Middletown Spring Valley 
Bellewood Heritage Creek Mockingbird Valley Strathmoor Manor
Blue Ridge Manor Hickory Hill Murray Hill Strathmoor Village
Briarwood Highview Newburg Sycamore
Broeck Pointe Hills and Dales Northfield Ten Broeck 
Brownsboro Farm Hollow Creek Norwood Thornhill
Brownsboro Village Hollyvilla Okolona Valley Station
Cambridge Houston Acres Old Brownsboro Place  Watterson Park
Coldstream Hurstbourne Parkway Village Waverly Hills (memorial)
Creekside Hurstbourne Acres Plantation  Wellington
Crossgate Indian HIlls Pleasure Ridge Park West Buechel
Douglass Hills Jeffersontown Poplar Hills Westwood
Druid Hills Kingsley Prospect Wildwood
Fairdale Langdon Place Richlawn Windy Hills
Fincastle Lincolnshire Riverwood  Woodlawn Hills
Forest Hills Louisville Rolling Fields Woodlawn Park
Glenview Lyndon Routt Worthington Hills

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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.
17904,765
18008,75483.7%
181013,39953.1%
182020,76855.0%
183023,97915.5%
184036,34651.6%
185059,83164.6%
186089,40449.4%
1870118,95333.1%
1880146,01022.7%
1890188,59829.2%
1900232,54923.3%
1910262,92013.1%
1920286,3698.9%
1930355,35024.1%
1940385,3928.5%
1950484,61525.7%
1960610,94726.1%
1970695,05513.8%
1980685,004−1.4%
1990664,937−2.9%
2000693,6044.3%
Est. 2009721,594[2]4.0%
Jefferson County, KY census



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

1793   Tax List

1810   Index, Transcription

1859   Louisville City Directory

1911   Louisville City Directory


Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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
  • [Booker] Booker, Charles Lee. The Bucher/Booker Family, 1686-1990 from Klein Gartach, Wurttemberg, Germany to Frederick County, Virginia to Harrison and Jefferson Counties, Kentucky to Knox and Sullivan Counties, Indiana to the Illinois Counties of Jasper, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, and Sangamon. n.p.: C.L. Booker, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 B852b
  • [Bucher] See Booker.
  • [Clark] Dorman, John Frederick. Descendants of General Jonathan Clark, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1750-1811. Louisville, Ky.: n.p., 1949. Reprinted from the Filson Club History Quarterly, Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, 4. FHL Film 1036197 Item 4
  • [Egg] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Eppler] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Fleischmann] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Knauer] Miller, Marguerite A. My Family Genealogy of Knauer, Egg, Fleischmann, and Eppler Families from Germany to Jefferson County, Kentucky and Other Area's. Smithfield, Ky.: M.A. Miller, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 K729mm; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Jefferson County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1784-1813
  2. Will Book 2: 1805-1833
  3. Will Book 3: 1833-1846

Taxation

  • [1789-1790] 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 sources of this publication are the 1789 and 1790 [?] personal property tax lists, and substitutes for 1786 through 1788. Jefferson County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [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. ["6 volumes of 1789 were used, and some duplications were found." (p. 2)]

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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