McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy

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}} ''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[McLean_County,_Kentucky|McLean County]]'' <br>Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.  
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[http://www.mcleancounty.ky.gov/ McLean County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>210 Main Street<br>Calhoun&nbsp;KY 42327-0057<br>Phone: 270.273.3082&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage,&nbsp;land and military records from 1854. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has probate records from 1854, <br>divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLean County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.mcleancounty.ky.gov/ McLean County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>210 Main Street<br>Calhoun&nbsp;KY 42327-0057<br>Phone: 270.273.3082&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage,&nbsp;land and military records from 1854. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has probate records from 1854, <br>divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLean County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[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  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky_Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
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*'''1849-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1849-1911)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1849-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1849-1911)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.

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McLean County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded February 6, 1854
County Seat Calhoun
Courthouse
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

Quick Dates

McLean County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1854 1854

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

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

McLean County Courthouse
210 Main Street
Calhoun KY 42327-0057
Phone: 270.273.3082 

County Clerk has marriage, land and military records from 1854.
Clerk Circuit Court has probate records from 1854,
divorce and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

1854--McLean County was created 6 February 1854 from Daviess, Ohio and Muhlenberg Counties.
County seat: Calhoun [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1908--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Beech Grove Congleton Livermore Rumsey
Buel Elba Nuckols Sacramento
Buttonsberry Glenville Poplar Grove Semiway
Calhoun Guffie Proverty Wrightsburg
Cleopatra Island Quinn Landing Wyman
Comer Lemon Rangers Landing

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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.
18606,144
18707,61423.9%
18809,29322.1%
18909,8876.4%
190012,44825.9%
191013,2416.4%
192012,502−5.6%
193011,072−11.4%
194011,4463.4%
195010,021−12.4%
19609,355−6.6%
19709,062−3.1%
198010,09011.3%
19909,628−4.6%
20009,9383.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/211479.txt

For tips on accessing McLean 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]
General
  • Cox, Elizabeth Smith. Guffie Thru the Years, McLean County, Kentucky. Calhoun, Ky.: Captain William Rowan Chapter, DAR, 1991. FHL Book 976.9826/G1 H2c
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

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Voting Registers

The 1863 "Sacramento poll-book, McLean county, Kentucky," appeared as evidence in a House of Representatives case in Washington, D.C. Information is listed about more than 100 voters. For access, see:

  • "Contested election, John McHenry, Jr., vs. George H. Yeamans, second congressional district of Kentucky, papers," in U.S. Serial Set 1200 H.misdoc.36: Dec 9, 1863. Digital version in U.S. Serial Set, HeritageQuest Online ($). [Search for "Person Name" McHenry Yeamans, see pp. 86-88 for list.]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLean County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)