Kenton County, Kentucky

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(Standardized presentation of companies)
m
(One intermediate revision by one user not shown)
Line 256: Line 256:
 
*[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
  
===== Civil War =====
+
===== Civil War =====
  
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
  
:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company M.
+
:- [[2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company M.  
::- [[5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company I.
+
:- [[5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company I.  
:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company B.
+
:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company B.  
:- [[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company E.
+
:- [[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company E.  
:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.<br>
+
:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.<br>  
:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company G.
+
:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company G.  
:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company B.
+
:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company B.  
:- [[18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company C.
+
:- [[18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company C.  
:- [[37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company H.
+
:- [[37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company H.  
:- [[53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I and K.<br>
+
:- [[53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I and K.<br>  
:- [[55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company A, B, C, D, F, I and K.<br>
+
:- [[55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, F, I and K.<br>  
 
:
 
:
  

Revision as of 02:01, 4 October 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Kenton County

Guide to Kenton County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Kentucky
Online Records


Kenton County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Kenton County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1840
County Seat Covington
Courthouse
Adopt-a-wiki page
Kylogosm.gif This page adopted by:
KYGenWeb Project
who welcome you to contribute.
and its representative
Kenton Co. KYGenWeb
Adopt a page today

Contents

Kenton County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Kenton County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1840 1852 1840 1840 1858
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Kenton County Courthouse
 303 Courthouse; PO Box 1109;
Covington, KY 41012
Phone: 859.491.0702[1]

Kenton County Kentucky History

Parent County

1840--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840 from Campbell County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington.
County seat: Covington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Kenton County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alexander Erlanger Latonia South Hills
Amsterdam (hist.) Fairview Latonia Lakes Springdale
Atwood Fiskburg Lookout Heights Springlake
Bank Lick Forest Hills Ludlow Staffordsburg
Bracht Fort Mitchell Maurice Summit Hills Heights
Bromley Fort Wright Morning View Sunny Acres
Cloud City (hist.) Grant Nicholson Taylor Mill
Covington Independence Oak Ridge Villa Hills
Crescent Park Kenton Park Hills Visalia
Crescent Springs Kenton Hills Piner West Covington
Crestview Hills Kenton Vale Ricedale White Tower
DeCoursey Lakeside Park Ryland White Villa
Edgewood Lakeview Ryland Heights Winston Hills (hist.)
Elsmere Lamb Sanfordtown Winston Park

Neighboring Counties

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

Kykenton.png

African American Research

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

Biographies

  • Pictorial and Industrial Review of Northern Kentucky. Historical Souvenir, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-three, Kenton and Campbell Counties. 1923. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Photographs and short bios of leading citizens of the county.

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.
185017,038
186025,46749.5%
187036,09641.7%
188043,98321.9%
189054,16123.1%
190063,59117.4%
191070,35510.6%
192073,4534.4%
193093,53427.3%
194093,139−0.4%
1950104,25411.9%
1960120,70015.8%
1970129,4407.2%
1980137,0585.9%
1990142,0313.6%
2000151,4646.6%
Est. 2008157,6924.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21117.txt

For tips on accessing Kenton 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

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 Kenton 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 Kenton 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 Kenton County, Kentucky:

- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company M.
- 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company I.
- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company B.
- 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company E.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L and M.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G.
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company B.
- 18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company C.
- 37th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company H.
- 53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I and K.
- 55th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, F, I and K.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kenton 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.

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 Kenton County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Kenton 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 - Kenton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517561 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Kenton County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517562 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Kenton County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517561 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Kenton County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517563 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Kenton County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kenton 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.