Lyon County, Kentucky

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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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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 14, 1854
County Seat Eddyville
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lyon County, Kentucky 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 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

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.