Marshall County, Kentucky

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

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Marshall 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 February 12, 1842
County Seat Benton
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Marshall County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1802
1852
1850
1848
1848
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Marshall County Courthouse, Benton, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Marshall County Courthouse
1101 Main Street
Benton, KY 42025-1498
Phone 270.527.4740[1]

History

Parent County

1842--Marshall County was created in 1842 from Calloway County.

County seat: Benton

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1888, 1914--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Altona Cambridge Shores Harris Hill Ford Possum Trot
Aurora Cloud Crossing Harvey Scale
Benton Dogtown  Iola Sharpe
Birmingham Draffenville Little Bear Creek Sherwood Shores
Brewers Elva Little Cypress South Marshall
Brien Fairdealing Marshall Tatumsville
Briensburg Gilbertsville Oak Level The Moors
Buena Vista Glade Olive Walnut Grove
Calvert City Hardin Palma

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should 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.
18505,269
18606,98232.5%
18709,45535.4%
18809,6472.0%
189011,28717.0%
190013,69221.3%
191015,77115.2%
192015,215−3.5%
193012,889−15.3%
194016,60228.8%
195013,387−19.4%
196016,73625.0%
197020,38121.8%
198025,63725.8%
199027,2056.1%
200030,12510.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21157.txt

For tips on accessing Marshall 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

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Marshall County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Marshall County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Marshall County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517721 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1874 - Marshall County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517722 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1875 - Marshall County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517723 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Marshall County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517721 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1875 - Marshall County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517724 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1876-1878 - Marshall County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517725 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
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), Marshall County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 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.