Martin County, Kentucky

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Revision as of 22:20, 1 July 2013

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

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Martin 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 March 10, 1870
County Seat Inez
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Martin County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1871
1852
1880
1870
1861
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Martin County Courthouse, Inez, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Martin County Courthouse
Main Street
Inez, KY 41224
Phone: 606.298.2810[1]

History

Parent County

1870--Martin County was created in 1870 from Johnson, Floyd, Pike and Lawrence counties.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1892--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Beauty Hode McClure Threeforks
Castle Inez Milo Tomahawk
Davella Job Moree Warfield
Davisport Laura Pilgrim West Lovely
Debord Lovely Stidham

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.

  • 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.
  • Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Martin County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,
  • Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Martin County cemeteries gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18803,057
18904,20937.7%
19005,78037.3%
19107,29126.1%
19207,6545.0%
19308,58412.2%
194010,97027.8%
195011,6776.4%
196010,201−12.6%
19709,377−8.1%
198013,92548.5%
199012,526−10.0%
200012,5780.4%
Est. 200811,602−7.8%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21159.txt

For tips on accessing Martin 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

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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
  • 1874 - Martin County Birth Index 1874. Batch C518131 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1875 - Martin County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518132 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
Marriage
  • 1876-1878 - Martin County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M518133 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), Martin County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.