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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Marion_County,_Kentucky|Marion County]]''
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Guide to '''Marion 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]]  [[Marion_County,_Kentucky|Marion County]]''
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Marion County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1863  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Marion County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1863
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1840</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1863</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1863</center>
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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
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
[[Image:{{KYMarioncourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYMarioncourthouse}}]]  
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.marioncounty.ky.gov/ Marion County Courthouse]<br>120 W Main<br>Lebanon, KY 40033<br>Phone: 270.692.2651<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|379px]]  
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Francis Marion.JPG]]  
  
 
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Arbuckle (hist.)  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kymarion.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymarion.png]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp;All&nbsp;can be used:  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project.
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
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*[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  
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*&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/marion.html Marion 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/marion.html Marion 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}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
*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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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors].
  
 
===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Craven]''' Craven, Patricia. ''The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry''. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988. {{FHL|672506|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C855cr}}
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*'''[Craven]''' Craven, Patricia. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=title&searchCriteria=The+Craven+Clan+of+Southwestern+Pennsylvania&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties ]Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry''. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1863-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 4 (1863-1949)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1858''' - Marion County Birth Index 1852-1858. Batch {{IGI|C517711}} 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/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Marion County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517712}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Marion County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517713}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1858''' - Marion County Marriage Index 1852-1858. Batch {{IGI|M517711}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Marion County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517714}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876''' - Marion County Marriage Index 1876. Batch {{IGI|M517715}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
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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
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
*Marion County Historical Society<br>326 N. Harrison<br>Lebanon, KY 40033  
 
*Marion County Historical Society<br>326 N. Harrison<br>Lebanon, KY 40033  
 
*[http://marioncopublic.org/ Marion County Public Library]<br>201 East Main Street<br>Lebanon, KY 40033<br>Phone: (270) 692-4698  
 
*[http://marioncopublic.org/ Marion County Public Library]<br>201 East Main Street<br>Lebanon, KY 40033<br>Phone: (270) 692-4698  
 
*[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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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Lebanon Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
 
==== Web Sites  ====
 
==== Web Sites  ====
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Revision as of 20:54, 29 March 2013

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

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Marion County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 25, 1834
County Seat Lebanon
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Marion County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1852
1852
1840
1863
1863
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Marion County Courthouse, Lebanon, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Marion County Courthouse
120 W Main
Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone: 270.692.2651[1]

History

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1834--Marion County was created 25 January 1834 from Washington County.
County seat: Lebanon [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arbuckle (hist.) Dant Loretto Riley
Barbours Mill Pike (hist.) Frogtown Lower Logan (hist.) Rush Branch
Belltown Gandertown Nerinx Saint Francis
Beantown (hist.) Gravel Switch New Market Saint Mary
Bradfordsville Greenbriar Peck Ford Saint Rose Pike
Burkes Spring Holy Cross Penick Salleetown
Calvary Horseshoe Bend (hist.) Phillipsburg Whippoorwill
Cambron (hist.) Jessietown Poplar Corner
Cherry Run (hist.) Lebanon Raywick
Clear Creek (hist.) Logan (hist.) Ridge (hist.)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. All can 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.
184011,032
185011,7656.6%
186012,5937.0%
187012,8381.9%
188014,69314.4%
189015,6486.5%
190016,2904.1%
191016,3300.2%
192015,527−4.9%
193015,499−0.2%
194016,9139.1%
195017,2121.8%
196016,887−1.9%
197016,714−1.0%
198017,9107.2%
199016,499−7.9%
200018,21210.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21155.txt

For tips on accessing Marion County, Kentucky 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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1858 - Marion County Birth Index 1852-1858. Batch C517711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Marion County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517712 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Marion County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517713 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1858 - Marion County Marriage Index 1852-1858. Batch M517711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Marion County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517714 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876 - Marion County Marriage Index 1876. Batch M517715 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.