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Guide to '''Knox County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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Knox County's civil records start the following years:
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[[Image:Knox County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Knox County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21121.html Knox County Courthouse]<br>401 Court Square #102<br>Barbourville, Ky. 40906<br>Phone: 606.546.3568<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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Knox County Courthouse<br>401 Court Square<br>Barbourville, Ky. 40906  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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The county is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox General Henry Knox] (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.<ref>"Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.</ref>  
 
The county is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox General Henry Knox] (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.<ref>"Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.</ref>  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== 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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*[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=1049 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Knox 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=1049 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Knox County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|443603|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|443603|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4090&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=117&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Knox&nbsp; County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4090&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=117&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Knox&nbsp; County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
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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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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
The Hoppers of Knox County are discussed in:
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The Hoppers of Knox County are discussed in:  
  
 
*'''[Hopper]''' Hopper, Wallace. "Blaggrove Hopper Family of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):83-91. 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. 18 (1974)}}.
 
*'''[Hopper]''' Hopper, Wallace. "Blaggrove Hopper Family of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):83-91. 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. 18 (1974)}}.
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Knox County.
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*September 19, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky001.htm Barbourville]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1800]''' Stephens, Mrs. Bruce. "Knox County, Kentucky Tax List, 1800," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 1985):56-57. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 4 (1985)}}.  
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*'''1800''' - Stephens, Mrs. Bruce. "Knox County, Kentucky Tax List, 1800," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 1985):56-57. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 4 (1985)}}.  
*'''[1800-1840] '''Knox County Tax Lists are available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from Jeff Renner's [http://www.jeffrenner.net/genealogy/taxlists_cd.htm Genealogical Resources]<br>
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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] ($).
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*'''1800-1840''' - Knox County Tax Lists are available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from Jeff Renner's [http://www.jeffrenner.net/genealogy/taxlists_cd.htm Genealogical Resources]<br>
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*'''1852-1859''' - Knox County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517571}} 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''' - Knox County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517572}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Knox County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517573}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Knox County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517571}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Knox County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517574}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1879''' - Knox County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517575}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[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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Knox County Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 528  
 
Knox County Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 528  
  
Barbourville, KY 40906
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Barbourville, KY 40906  
  
 
Records for the Knox County Historical Society are located at the Knox County Library, 206 Knox Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906 &nbsp; Phone:&nbsp;(606) 546-5339  
 
Records for the Knox County Historical Society are located at the Knox County Library, 206 Knox Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906 &nbsp; Phone:&nbsp;(606) 546-5339  
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Other records are available at the Weeks-Townsend Library, Union College, 310 College Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906. &nbsp; Phone: (606) 546-1240  
 
Other records are available at the Weeks-Townsend Library, Union College, 310 College Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906. &nbsp; Phone: (606) 546-1240  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Guide to Knox County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded December 19, 1799
County Seat Barbourville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Knox County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1800 1852 1810 1800 1803
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Knox County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Knox County Courthouse
401 Court Square #102
Barbourville, Ky. 40906
Phone: 606.546.3568[1]

History

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The county is named for General Henry Knox (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.[2]

Parent County

1799--Knox county was created 19 December 1799 from Lincoln County.  County seat: Barbourville [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arkle Dishman Springs Hinkle Siler
Artemus Emanuel Kayjay Sprule
Asbury Erose Middleton Station (hist.) Swan Lake
Barbourville Flat Lick Mockingbird Branch Swanpond
Baughman Gibbs Moore Hill Tedders
Bimble Girdler Old Flat Lick Trosper
Boone Heights Gray Permon Walker
Brush Creek (hist.) Hammond Providence Warren
Cannon Heidrick Rossland Wheeler
Corbin Henry Woodson Station (hist.) Samuel Slaughter Station (hist.) Wilton
Dewitt Himyar Scalf Woollum

Neighboring Counties

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.
18105,875
18203,661−37.7%
18304,31517.9%
18405,72232.6%
18507,05023.2%
18607,7079.3%
18708,2947.6%
188010,58727.6%
189013,76230.0%
190017,37226.2%
191022,11627.3%
192024,1729.3%
193026,2668.7%
194031,02918.1%
195030,409−2.0%
196025,258−16.9%
197023,689−6.2%
198030,23927.6%
199029,676−1.9%
200031,7957.1%
Est. 200732,5282.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21121.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

The Hoppers of Knox County are discussed in:

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Knox County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Kentucky

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1800 - Stephens, Mrs. Bruce. "Knox County, Kentucky Tax List, 1800," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 1985):56-57. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 4 (1985).
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Knox County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[5] digitized by Ancestry ($).
  • 1800-1840 - Knox County Tax Lists are available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from Jeff Renner's Genealogical Resources

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Knox County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517571 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1874 - Knox County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517572 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1875 - Knox County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517573 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Knox County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517571 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1875 - Knox County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517574 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1876-1879 - Knox County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch M517575 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
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Societies and Libraries 

Knox County Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 528

Barbourville, KY 40906

Records for the Knox County Historical Society are located at the Knox County Library, 206 Knox Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906   Phone: (606) 546-5339

Other records are available at the Weeks-Townsend Library, Union College, 310 College Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906.   Phone: (606) 546-1240

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Kentucky page 272, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)
  5. 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).
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 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.