Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Marion County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Marion County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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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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==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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*[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.
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*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
 
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*[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  =====

Revision as of 19:07, 4 April 2012

Marion County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 25, 1834
County Seat Lebanon
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Contents

Quick Dates

Marion County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852 1852 1840 1863 1863

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing.

County Courthouse

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

History

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[1]

Parent County

1834--Marion County was created 25 January 1834 from Washington County.
County seat: Lebanon [2]

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

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 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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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