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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lincoln_County,_Kentucky|Lincoln County]]''
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lincoln_County,_Kentucky|Lincoln County]]''
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Lincoln County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
 
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1781</center>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1810</center>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1780</center>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Lincoln County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1780</center>
 
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1852
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[http://www.lincolnky.com/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>102 E Main Street<br>Stanford, KY 40484<br>Phone: 606.365.4570<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Lincoln County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1780'''--Lincoln County was created 1 May 1780&nbsp;from Kentucky County (Virginia).&nbsp;This county was abolished in 1780.&nbsp;<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Stanford <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1780'''--Lincoln County was created on 1 May 1780 as a Virginia county when [[Kentucky County, Virginia|Kentucky]] County (Virginia) was abolished to form [[Fayette County, Virginia|Fayette]], [[Jefferson County, Virginia|Jefferson]] and Lincoln counties. See [http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/nonmilitary/coformations/countysearch1.asp?searchby=NEW+COUNTY&searchstrg=Lincoln County Formations Database] (Kentucky Land Office)
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'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Stanford <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Lincoln County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_Orchard,_Kentucky Crab Orchard]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_Orchard,_Kentucky Crab Orchard]  
 
| Kings Mountain  
 
| Kings Mountain  
 
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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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lincoln.html Lincoln Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/lincoln.html Lincoln Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ {{dead link}}Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[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  
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
 
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'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Lincoln_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
 
'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Lincoln_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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Early order books (1781-1791) were published in ''The Kentucky Genealogist.'' See, for example, Volume 12 (1970).
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Bright]''' Mills, Harry W. and Ben F. Dixon. ''Descendants of Henry Bright, Senior, (Born 1760), of Lincoln County, Kentucky''. Washington, D.C.: H.W. Mills, 1941. {{FHL|283703|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B768m}}
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*'''[Bright]''' Mills, Harry W. and Ben F. Dixon.''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=title&searchCriteria=Descendants+of+Henry+Bright%2C+Senior%2C&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Descendants of Henry Bright, Senior, ](Born 1760), of Lincoln County, Kentucky''. Washington, D.C.: H.W. Mills, 1941.&nbsp;
*'''[Culbertson]''' Dixon, Ben F. and Alice L. Dwelle Dixon. ''The Family of David Culbertson of Lincoln County, Kentucky: An Historical and Genealogical Study''. 1982? {{FHL|201005|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 C897d}}
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*'''[Culbertson]''' Dixon, Ben F. and Alice L. Dwelle Dixon. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=title&searchCriteria=The+Family+of+David+Culbertson+of+Lincoln+County%2C+Kentucky&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= The Family of David Culbertson of Lincoln ]County, Kentucky: An Historical and Genealogical Study''. 1982?&nbsp; ''
*'''[Dawson]''' Mills, Harry W. ''Dawson Family History: Descendants of Elijah Dawson, Sr., and Sarah (Logan) Dawson, of Lincoln County, Kentucky''. Typescript, 1941. Microfiche: {{FHL|44414|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Fiche 6018850}}
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*'''[Dawson]''' Mills, Harry W.[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=title&searchCriteria=Dawson+Family+History+Descendants+of&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname=]''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=title&searchCriteria=Dawson+Family+History+Descendants+of&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Dawson Family History: Descendants of Elijah Dawson,] Sr., and Sarah (Logan) Dawson, of Lincoln County, Kentucky''. Typescript, 1941. Microfiche:&nbsp;  
*'''[Downing]'''&nbsp;Williams, Frank L. ''The Downing Family from Montgomery and Bedford Counties, Virginia, to Lincoln County, Missouri, By Way of Lincoln County, Kentucky''. MSS., Urbanna Free Library Archives, Illinois. Microfilmed 1978: {{FHL|447471|item|disp=FHL Film 1024030 Item 17}}
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*'''[Downing]''' Finley, Carmen J. "Identifying the Revolutionary Soldier: James Downing of Lincoln County, Virginia (Kentucky)," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 77 (1989):169-185.
*'''[Dudderar]''' Newborg, Ruth Foxx Dudderar. ''The Dudderars from Germany to Kentucky: Being the Ancestry of John Fox Dudderar of Lincoln County, Kentucky''. Marlton, N.J.: R.F.D. Newborg, 1983. {{FHL|124859|item|disp=FHL Book&nbsp;929.273 D86n}}&nbsp;
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*'''[Downing]'''&nbsp;Williams, Frank L.''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F447471 The Downing Family from Montgomery and Bedford Counties,] Virginia, to Lincoln County, Missouri, By Way of Lincoln County, Kentucky''. MSS., Urbanna Free Library Archives, Illinois. Microfilmed 1978:&nbsp;
*'''[Helms]''' ''Helms in Lincoln County, Kentucky''. No publication information. {{FHL|664190|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 7897}}  
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*'''[Dudderar]''' Newborg, Ruth Foxx Dudderar. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F124859 The Dudderars from Germany to Kentucky]: Being the Ancestry of John Fox Dudderar of Lincoln County, Kentucky''. Marlton, N.J.: R.F.D. Newborg, 1983.
*'''[Jones]''' Launer, Leontine Jones and Donal S. West. ''John/David Jones, His Descendents Rowan Co. N.C. to Lincoln Co. KY and Some in Missouri''. n.p.: L.J. Launer, 2001. {{FHL|1209298|item|disp=FHL 929.273 J718L}}; Supplement: {{FHL|1209298|item|disp=FHL 929.273 J718L supp.}}  
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255; Vol. 35, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1991):18-33; Vol. 35, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1991):122-135; Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):173-185; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):251-262. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990)-v. 35 (1991)}}.
*'''[Lucas]''' Brenneman, Richard. ''The Descendants of John Lucas of Casey Co., Ky. and William Lucas of Lincoln Co., Ky.'' San Jose, Calif.: Brenneman, 1979. {{FHL|189610|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 L962b}}
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*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995)}}.
*'''[Lucas]''' Brenneman, Richard E. ''Lucas Family of Casey &amp; Lincoln Cos., Kentucky and Descendants''. Boston, Mass.: R.E. Brenneman, 2001. {{FHL|1006990|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 L962br}}
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*'''[Flournoy]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>
*'''[McRoberts]''' Mills, Harry W. ''McRoberts Family: Some Notes on McRoberts in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky: McRoberts Family in Lincoln Coount, Ky.:&nbsp;A Family History Miniature''. Washington, D.C.: Mills' Lettergram, 1943. {{FHL|318756|item|disp=FHL Film 1429100 Item 4}}
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*'''[Helms]''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F664190 ''Helms in Lincoln County, Kentucky'']. No publication information.
*'''[Reynolds]''' Reynolds, Lyman Foster. ''Reynolds: Southern Lincoln Co., Ky from 1789''. n.p.: L.F. Reynolds, 1999, 2008. {{FHL|1512048|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R333rL}}
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*'''[Hickman]''' Fay, Mary Smith. "The Three James Hickmans: Identifying Revolutionary War Veterans," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):52-54. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
*'''[Rogers]''' Irwin, Lyndon N. ''The Rogers Family of Paint Lick and Crab Orchard Ancestry and Descendants Joseph and Ellen Steward Rogers of Garrard, Rockcastle, and Lincoln Counties in Kentucky''. Bois D'Arc, Mo.: L. Irwin, 1994. {{FHL|733178|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 R632i}}
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*'''[Higginbotham]''' Sweeny, William Montgomery. "Higginbotham Family of Virginia," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915143 Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jan. 1918):205-213]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914759 Vol. 26, No. 4 (Apr. 1918):265-274]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1916110 Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jul. 1918):45-56]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915247 Vol. 27, No. 2 (Oct. 1918):123-129]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1916295 Vol. 27, No. 4 (Apr. 1919):294-298]. Digital versions at JSTOR ($).
*'''[Sweeney]''' Sweeney, J. Harvey. ''Moses Sweeney, 1734-1813 Descendants from Amherst County, Virginia and Lincoln County, Kentucky''. Crossville, Tenn.: Sweeney Trust, 2005. {{FHL|1306330|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sw35s}}  
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*'''[Lucas]''' Brenneman, Richard. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F189610 The Descendants of John Lucas of Casey Co., Ky]. and William Lucas of Lincoln Co., Ky.'' San Jose, Calif.: Brenneman, 1979.&nbsp;
*'''[Warner]''' Reynolds, Lyman Foster. ''Peter Warner Born Maryland - Fredrick County: Revolutionary War Soldier (with George Washington in Capture of Trenton) to Lincoln County Kentucky 1780's, Children Settled in Kentucky; Lincoln, Garrard, Boyle, Mercer &amp; Washington Counties; Indiana Putnam County''. Louisville, Ky.: L.F. Reynolds, 2007. {{FHL|1689977|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W246r}}
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*'''[Lucas]''' Brenneman, Richard E. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1006990 Lucas Family of Casey &amp; Lincoln Cos]., Kentucky and Descendants''. Boston, Mass.: R.E. Brenneman, 2001.&nbsp;  
*'''[Worrell]''' Worrel, Stephen William. ''The Descendants of William Worrell of Virginia &amp; Kentucky from 1783 On: Being an Account of William Senior's Removal from Virginia with His Wife Barbara to the Wildes of Kentucke, and His Migration from the Dicks River in Lincoln County, North through Lebanon Village to His Final Home in Boone County, and an Account of His Descendants in the Male Line, Prefaced by Mention of Other Kentucky Pioneer Worrells''. Falls Church, Va.: S.W. Worrel, 1994. {{FHL|757103|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W896w}}
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*'''[McRoberts]''' Mills, Harry W. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F318756 McRoberts Family: Some Notes on McRoberts i]n Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky: McRoberts Family in Lincoln Coount, Ky.:&nbsp;A Family History Miniature''. Washington, D.C.: Mills' Lettergram, 1943.&nbsp;
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*'''[Reynolds]''' Reynolds, Lyman Foster. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1512048 ''Reynolds: Southern Lincoln Co., Ky from 1789'']. n.p.: L.F. Reynolds, 1999, 2008.&nbsp;
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*'''[Rogers]''' Irwin, Lyndon N. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F733178 The Rogers Family of Paint Lick and Crab Orchard Ancestry] and Descendants Joseph and Ellen Steward Rogers of Garrard, Rockcastle, and Lincoln Counties in Kentucky''. Bois D'Arc, Mo.: L. Irwin, 1994.&nbsp;  
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*'''[Sweeney]''' Sweeney, J. Harvey. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1306330 Moses Sweeney, 1734-1813 Descendants from Amherst County], Virginia and Lincoln County, Kentucky''. Crossville, Tenn.: Sweeney Trust, 2005.
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*'''[Taylor]''' Dennstedt, Albert Marjorie. "Richard and Ann Taylor's Descendants in Maryland and Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1996):29-38; Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1996):134-145; Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1996):199-211; Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1996):282-293. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
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*'''[Trabue]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>
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*'''[Warner]''' Reynolds, Lyman Foster.[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1689977]''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1689977 Peter Warner Born Maryland - Fredrick County]: Revolutionary War Soldier (with George Washington in Capture of Trenton) to Lincoln County Kentucky 1780's, Children Settled in Kentucky; Lincoln, Garrard, Boyle, Mercer &amp; Washington Counties; Indiana Putnam County''. Louisville, Ky.: L.F. Reynolds, 2007.&nbsp;
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*'''[Worrell]''' Worrel, Stephen William. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F757103 The Descendants of William Worrell of Virginia &amp; Kentucky] from 1783 On: Being an Account of William Senior's Removal from Virginia with His Wife Barbara to the Wildes of Kentucke, and His Migration from the Dicks River in Lincoln County, North through Lebanon Village to His Final Home in Boone County, and an Account of His Descendants in the Male Line, Prefaced by Mention of Other Kentucky Pioneer Worrells''. Falls Church, Va.: S.W. Worrel, 1994.&nbsp;''
  
 
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/ Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
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*'''1781-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to U (1781-1865)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Lincoln 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:  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Lincoln 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:  
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*'''[1787]''' Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. ''Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau''. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at {{FHL|1111104|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [1787 personal property tax list of Lincoln County.]  
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*'''1787''' - Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. ''Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau''. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at {{FHL|1111104|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [1787 personal property tax list of Lincoln County.]  
*'''[1787]''' 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 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Lincoln County is included in Vol. 1.]  
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*'''1787''' - 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 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Lincoln County is included in Vol. 1.]  
*'''[1790]''' Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["2 volumes of 1790 were used." (p. 2)]
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*'''1790''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["2 volumes of 1790 were used." (p. 2)]  
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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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The Lincoln County, 1787-1805 Tax Lists are also available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from[http://www.jeffrenner.net/genealogy/taxlists_cd.htm Genealogical Resources]. When the PDF files are viewed in a program such as Acrobat Pro you can bookmark pages/images with year changes, ancestors names, etc. You can also drag an image/page out of Acrobat Pro and throw it into Photoshop to enhance viewing or you can just save that extracted page/image to be used as an attachment to your ancestor in whatever Record Manager (ie: Legacy, RootsMagic, etc) program you use.<br>
  
 
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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
  
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*[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]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lincoln County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1781
1852
1810
1780
1780
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Lincoln County Courthouse
102 E Main Street
Stanford, KY 40484
Phone: 606.365.4570[1]

History

Parent County

1780--Lincoln County was created on 1 May 1780 as a Virginia county when Kentucky County (Virginia) was abolished to form Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln counties. See County Formations Database (Kentucky Land Office)

County seat: Stanford [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lincoln County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Avondale (hist.) Halls Gap Milledgeville South Fork
Blue Lick Highland Miracle Stanford
Boneyville Hubble Moreland Sugar Grove
Broughtentown Hustonville Mount Salem Thompson Store (hist.)
Chicken Bristle Jumbo Mount Zenia (hist.) Turkeytown
Colliers Store (hist.) Junction City New Salem Turnersville
Crab Orchard Kings Mountain Ottenheim Walnut Flat
Dog Walk Logantown Pleasant Point (hist.) Waynesburg
Geneva Maywood Preachersville
Gilbert McKinney Rowland

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.
17906,548
18008,62131.7%
18108,6760.6%
18209,97915.0%
183011,00210.3%
184010,187−7.4%
185010,093−0.9%
186010,6475.5%
187010,9472.8%
188015,08037.8%
189015,9625.8%
190017,0596.9%
191017,8974.9%
192016,481−7.9%
193017,6877.3%
194019,85912.3%
195018,668−6.0%
196016,503−11.6%
197016,6631.0%
198019,05314.3%
199020,0455.2%
200023,36116.5%
Est. 200825,0727.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21137.txt

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

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

Church

Court

Early order books (1781-1791) were published in The Kentucky Genealogist. See, for example, Volume 12 (1970).

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
  • [Bright] Mills, Harry W. and Ben F. Dixon.Descendants of Henry Bright, Senior, (Born 1760), of Lincoln County, Kentucky. Washington, D.C.: H.W. Mills, 1941. 
  • [Culbertson] Dixon, Ben F. and Alice L. Dwelle Dixon. The Family of David Culbertson of Lincoln County, Kentucky: An Historical and Genealogical Study. 1982? 
  • [Dawson] Mills, Harry W.[1]Dawson Family History: Descendants of Elijah Dawson, Sr., and Sarah (Logan) Dawson, of Lincoln County, Kentucky. Typescript, 1941. Microfiche: 
  • [Downing] Finley, Carmen J. "Identifying the Revolutionary Soldier: James Downing of Lincoln County, Virginia (Kentucky)," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 77 (1989):169-185.
  • [Downing] Williams, Frank L.The Downing Family from Montgomery and Bedford Counties, Virginia, to Lincoln County, Missouri, By Way of Lincoln County, Kentucky. MSS., Urbanna Free Library Archives, Illinois. Microfilmed 1978: 
  • [Dudderar] Newborg, Ruth Foxx Dudderar. The Dudderars from Germany to Kentucky: Being the Ancestry of John Fox Dudderar of Lincoln County, Kentucky. Marlton, N.J.: R.F.D. Newborg, 1983.
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255; Vol. 35, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1991):18-33; Vol. 35, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1991):122-135; Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):173-185; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):251-262. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990)-v. 35 (1991).
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Flournoy] Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes & Sons, 1916. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 1421709 Item 2.
  • [Helms] Helms in Lincoln County, Kentucky. No publication information.
  • [Hickman] Fay, Mary Smith. "The Three James Hickmans: Identifying Revolutionary War Veterans," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):52-54. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Higginbotham] Sweeny, William Montgomery. "Higginbotham Family of Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jan. 1918):205-213; Vol. 26, No. 4 (Apr. 1918):265-274; Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jul. 1918):45-56; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Oct. 1918):123-129; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Apr. 1919):294-298. Digital versions at JSTOR ($).
  • [Lucas] Brenneman, Richard. The Descendants of John Lucas of Casey Co., Ky. and William Lucas of Lincoln Co., Ky. San Jose, Calif.: Brenneman, 1979. 
  • [Lucas] Brenneman, Richard E. Lucas Family of Casey & Lincoln Cos., Kentucky and Descendants. Boston, Mass.: R.E. Brenneman, 2001. 
  • [McRoberts] Mills, Harry W. McRoberts Family: Some Notes on McRoberts in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky: McRoberts Family in Lincoln Coount, Ky.: A Family History Miniature. Washington, D.C.: Mills' Lettergram, 1943. 
  • [Reynolds] Reynolds, Lyman Foster. Reynolds: Southern Lincoln Co., Ky from 1789. n.p.: L.F. Reynolds, 1999, 2008. 
  • [Rogers] Irwin, Lyndon N. The Rogers Family of Paint Lick and Crab Orchard Ancestry and Descendants Joseph and Ellen Steward Rogers of Garrard, Rockcastle, and Lincoln Counties in Kentucky. Bois D'Arc, Mo.: L. Irwin, 1994. 
  • [Sweeney] Sweeney, J. Harvey. Moses Sweeney, 1734-1813 Descendants from Amherst County, Virginia and Lincoln County, Kentucky. Crossville, Tenn.: Sweeney Trust, 2005.
  • [Taylor] Dennstedt, Albert Marjorie. "Richard and Ann Taylor's Descendants in Maryland and Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1996):29-38; Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1996):134-145; Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1996):199-211; Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1996):282-293. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Trabue] Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes & Sons, 1916. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 1421709 Item 2.
  • [Warner] Reynolds, Lyman Foster.[2]Peter Warner Born Maryland - Fredrick County: Revolutionary War Soldier (with George Washington in Capture of Trenton) to Lincoln County Kentucky 1780's, Children Settled in Kentucky; Lincoln, Garrard, Boyle, Mercer & Washington Counties; Indiana Putnam County. Louisville, Ky.: L.F. Reynolds, 2007. 
  • [Worrell] Worrel, Stephen William. The Descendants of William Worrell of Virginia & Kentucky from 1783 On: Being an Account of William Senior's Removal from Virginia with His Wife Barbara to the Wildes of Kentucke, and His Migration from the Dicks River in Lincoln County, North through Lebanon Village to His Final Home in Boone County, and an Account of His Descendants in the Male Line, Prefaced by Mention of Other Kentucky Pioneer Worrells. Falls Church, Va.: S.W. Worrel, 1994. 

Land

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

  1. Deed Book A: 1796-1799
  2. Deed Book B: 1796-1803

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Lincoln 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 Books A,B,C
  2. Will Books D,E: 1808-1814
  3. Will Books F,G: 1815-1822

Taxation

  • 1787 - Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at FHL. [1787 personal property tax list of Lincoln County.]
  • 1787 - 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 source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Lincoln County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • 1790 - 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. ["2 volumes of 1790 were used." (p. 2)]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Lincoln County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).


The Lincoln County, 1787-1805 Tax Lists are also available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD fromGenealogical Resources. When the PDF files are viewed in a program such as Acrobat Pro you can bookmark pages/images with year changes, ancestors names, etc. You can also drag an image/page out of Acrobat Pro and throw it into Photoshop to enhance viewing or you can just save that extracted page/image to be used as an attachment to your ancestor in whatever Record Manager (ie: Legacy, RootsMagic, etc) program you use.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Kentucky page 272, 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. 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).