Lyon County, Kentucky Genealogy

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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
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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]
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Baker]''' Chapman, Peggy Brown. ''Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties &amp; Jackson Purchase, Kentucky''. Lubbock, Texas: P.B.&nbsp;Chapman, 1995. {{FHL|751704|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 B171cp}}
  
 
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Revision as of 20:37, 18 January 2011


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

County Courthouse

  • Lyon County Judicial Center

500A W. Dale Ave.
Eddyville, Ky. 42038

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

History

Parent County

1854--Lyon County was created 14 January 1854 from Caldwell County.
County seat: Eddyville [1]

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

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


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

Land

Local Histories

Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Signs  http://www.signsofhistory.com/kentucky/Lyon/lyon.htm

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Lyon Co., Ky. Historical Society    http://www.westernkyhistory.org/lyoncemetery/lyonhistsoc.html

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).