Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy

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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/logan.html Logan Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.   
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/logan.html Logan Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.   
 
*[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] ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online] ~ {{dead link}}Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]  ~  Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]  ~  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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of 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 name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1059 list of cemeteries in Logan County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1059 list of cemeteries in Logan County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|437138|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Logan County}}.  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://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|437138|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Logan County}}.  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=4128&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Logan 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=4128&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Logan 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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Logan County, Kentucky
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Founded June 28, 1792
County Seat Russellville
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Contents

Quick Dates

Logan County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Logan County Courthouse, Russellville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

History

Parent County

1792--Logan County was created 28 June 1792 from Lincoln County.
County seat: Russellville [1]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adairville Crossroad Gordonsville Lost City
Agnes Danby Henryville (hist.) Oakville
Anderson Deer Lick Hilltop Old Volney
Auburn Dennis Hollow Bill Olmstead
Beechland Diamond Springs Homer Russellville
Buffalo fork Dot Insco Schley
Cave Springs Edwards Jerico Schochoh
Chandlers Chapel Epleys Justice South Union
Cooperstown Everett Keysburg Spa
Corinth Ferguson Lewisburg Whippoorwill
Costelow Gasper Lickskillet Wolf Lick

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.
18005,807
181012,123108.8%
182014,42319.0%
183013,012−9.8%
184013,6154.6%
185016,58121.8%
186019,02114.7%
187020,4297.4%
188024,35819.2%
189023,812−2.2%
190025,9949.2%
191024,977−3.9%
192023,633−5.4%
193021,875−7.4%
194023,3456.7%
195022,335−4.3%
196020,896−6.4%
197021,7934.3%
198024,13810.8%
199024,4161.2%
200026,5738.8%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21141.txt


Church

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
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp
  • [Sone] Sone, Guy M. Genealogy of Rogers, Peyton, Owens, Sone, Marrs, Jennings, Jouett and Allied Families. Jefferson City, Mo.: G.M. Sone, 1958. FHL Film 875358 Item 4

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Logan 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 A: 1795-1817
  2. Will Book B: 1815-1823

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)