Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lyon_County,_Kentucky|Lyon County]]''
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Guide to '''Lyon County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lyon_County,_Kentucky|Lyon County]]''
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Lyon County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Lyon County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1853</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1854</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1853</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1854</center>
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[[Image:{{KYLyoncourthouse}}]]&nbsp; <br>[http://www.lyoncounty.ky.gov/ Lyon County Courthouse]<br>200 W Dale Avenue<br>PO Box 698<br>Eddyville, KY 42038<br>Phone: 270.388.2331<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon 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:{{KYLyoncourthouse}}]]&nbsp; <br>[http://www.lyoncounty.ky.gov/ Lyon County Courthouse]<br>200 W Dale Avenue<br>PO Box 698<br>Eddyville, KY 42038<br>Phone: 270.388.2331&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1912-1932, <br>marriage and land records from 1854; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon 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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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kylyon.png|thumb|right|400px|Kylyon.png]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*African American Griots Lyon Co., Ky.&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Lyon/lyon.htm http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Lyon/lyon.htm]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/Lyon/lyon.htm African American Griots Lyon Co., Ky]  
 
*[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
  
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*&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.
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/index.html  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/index.html Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries]
*Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/ http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/ Some Lyon Co., Ky. Cemeteries]  
*Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
 
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*A list of Lyon Co., Ky. Churces&nbsp; [http://www.lyoncounty.com/Churches.htm http://www.lyoncounty.com/Churches.htm]
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*[http://www.lyoncounty.com/Churches.htm A list of Lyon Co., Ky. Churches]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*Ky Court of Justice&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Lyon/ http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Lyon/]  
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Lyon/ Ky Court of Justice]  
 
*[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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
Lyon Co., Ky. Historical&nbsp;Signs&nbsp; [http://www.signsofhistory.com/kentucky/Lyon/lyon.htm http://www.signsofhistory.com/kentucky/Lyon/lyon.htm]  
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[http://www.signsofhistory.com/kentucky/Lyon/lyon.htm Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Signs]  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1847-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1847-1941)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Lyon Co., Ky. Archives -Marriages 1891-1910 (Partial Listing)http://files.usgwarchives.org/ky/lyon/vitals/marriages/1891marr.txt  
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===== Birth =====
*Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Births 1911-1930&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html]
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*Ky Vital Records Project-death certs. http://kyvitals.com/
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*'''1853-1862''' - Lyon County Birth Index 1853-1862. Batch {{IGI|C517661}} 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>
*1860 Lyon Co.,[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/mortality/ Ky. Mortality Schedule]
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*'''1874''' - Lyon County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517662}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Lyon County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517663}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1853-1862''' - Lyon County Marriage Index 1853-1862. Batch {{IGI|M517661}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Lyon County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517664}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Lyon County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517665}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/lyon/vitals/marriages/1891marr.txt Lyon Co., Ky. Archives -Marriages 1891-1910 (Partial Listing)]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/lyonbths.html Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Births 1911-1930]
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*[http://kyvitals.com/ Ky Vital Records Project-death certs.]
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*1860 Lyon Co.,[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/mortality/ Ky. Mortality Schedule]  
 
*Lyon Co., Ky. mail list obits  
 
*Lyon Co., Ky. mail list obits  
*Some Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Delayed Birth Records http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/delayedbirthrecords.html  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylyon/delayedbirthrecords.html Some Lyon Co., KyGenWeb Delayed Birth Records]
*Social Security Death Index&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Social Security Death Index]
*Lyon Co., Ky Cemeteries Unmarked Burials&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/unmarkedlyon.html http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/unmarkedlyon.html]
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*[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/unmarkedlyon.html Lyon Co., Ky Cemeteries Unmarked Burials]
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Society&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/lyonhistsoc.html http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/lyonhistsoc.html]  
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[http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/lyonhistsoc.html Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Society]  
  
==== 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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Revision as of 17:18, 29 March 2013

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

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Lyon County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 14, 1854
County Seat Eddyville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1853
1854
1853
1860
1854
1847
*Many years between 1853 and 1911 are missing
Lyon County Courthouse, Eddyville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 
Lyon County Courthouse
200 W Dale Avenue
PO Box 698
Eddyville, KY 42038
Phone: 270.388.2331[1]

History

Parent County

1854--Lyon County was created 14 January 1854 from Caldwell County.
County seat: Eddyville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Carmack Eddyville Kuttawa Saratoga
Confederate Eden Bay Lamasco Suwanee
Cross Road Fairview Palisades Twin Lakes
Eddy Bay Indian Hills

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American

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

Cemeteries

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lyon 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. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18605,307
18706,23317.4%
18806,7688.6%
18907,62812.7%
19009,31922.2%
19109,4231.1%
19208,795−6.7%
19308,530−3.0%
19409,0676.3%
19506,853−24.4%
19605,924−13.6%
19705,562−6.1%
19806,49016.7%
19906,6242.1%
20008,08022.0%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21143.txt

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

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 751704

Land

Local Histories

Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Signs

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1853-1862 - Lyon County Birth Index 1853-1862. Batch C517661 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Lyon County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517662 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Lyon County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517663 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1853-1862 - Lyon County Marriage Index 1853-1862. Batch M517661 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Lyon County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517664 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Lyon County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517665 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Society

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.