Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

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*'''[Nanney]''' Anderson, Bobby. ''The Nanney Families''. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. {{FHL|407354|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 N155a}}.  
 
*'''[Nanney]''' Anderson, Bobby. ''The Nanney Families''. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. {{FHL|407354|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 N155a}}.  
 
*'''[Penrod]''' Anderson, Bobby. ''The Penrod Family: The Family of Tobias Penrod of Mud River''. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. {{FHL|407358|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P386a}}.  
 
*'''[Penrod]''' Anderson, Bobby. ''The Penrod Family: The Family of Tobias Penrod of Mud River''. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. {{FHL|407358|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P386a}}.  
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*'''[Randolph]''' Randolph, Blanche Willie Grace and Deborah Ann Kraemer Small. ''The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia''. Little Rock, Arkansas: B. Randolph, 1979. {{FHL|56889|item}}
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*'''[Randolph]''' Small, Deborah Ann Kraemer and Blanche Willie Grace Randolph. ''The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia, Volume II''. Winter Park, Florida: D. Small, 1989. {{FHL|535763|item}}
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*'''[Randolph] '''Raski, Arma, James Randolph, and Glenita Guthrie. ''Additions & Corrections to Vol. II, the Randolphs of Prince William Co., VA by Deborah K. Small''. {{FHL|6075877}}
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Brownlee, Frances Smith. ''Antecedents and Descendants of Margaret Ann Rhoads Smith (1860-1949): A Genealogical, Historical, and Reminiscent Account of Some Rhoads, Newman, Parker, Wright, Hamilton, Ramsay, and Related Families in Their Pioneer Days''. Wichita, Kan.: F. Brownlee, 1957. {{FHL|573766|item|disp=FHL Film 560191 Item 1}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Brownlee, Frances Smith. ''Antecedents and Descendants of Margaret Ann Rhoads Smith (1860-1949): A Genealogical, Historical, and Reminiscent Account of Some Rhoads, Newman, Parker, Wright, Hamilton, Ramsay, and Related Families in Their Pioneer Days''. Wichita, Kan.: F. Brownlee, 1957. {{FHL|573766|item|disp=FHL Film 560191 Item 1}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Crosthwaite, Georgia E. and Bennett L. Smith. ''Our Simmons Forefathers and Their Descendants''. Fort Worth, Texas: B.L. Smith, 1974. {{FHL|31730|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Si47cr}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Crosthwaite, Georgia E. and Bennett L. Smith. ''Our Simmons Forefathers and Their Descendants''. Fort Worth, Texas: B.L. Smith, 1974. {{FHL|31730|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Si47cr}}  
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*'''[Rhoads]''' Cooper, Austin. ''Rhoads Family, ca. 1712-1982''. Typescript, [http://www.willard.lib.in.us/links/index.php Willard Library],   Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|577389|item|disp=FHL Film 1481381 Item 14}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Cooper, Austin. ''Rhoads Family, ca. 1712-1982''. Typescript, [http://www.willard.lib.in.us/links/index.php Willard Library],   Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|577389|item|disp=FHL Film 1481381 Item 14}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Smith, Robert K. ''Rhoades Rumors: A Family Newsletter''. Provo, Utah: R.K. Smith, 1988-1993. {{FHL|439391|item|disp=FHL Book 929.27305 R346}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Smith, Robert K. ''Rhoades Rumors: A Family Newsletter''. Provo, Utah: R.K. Smith, 1988-1993. {{FHL|439391|item|disp=FHL Book 929.27305 R346}}  
*'''[Rhoads]''' Rhoads Family Association et&nbsp;al.&nbsp;''The Rhoads Family Newsletter: by the Rhoads Cemetery and Family Association''.<span style="display: none;" id="1295891535296S">&nbsp;Evansville, Ind.: S.R. Bitz and Rhoads Family Association, 1993-. {{FHL|765618|item|disp=FHL Book 929.27305 R346r}}</span>  
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*'''[Rhoads]''' Rhoads Family Association et&nbsp;al.&nbsp;''The Rhoads Family Newsletter: by the Rhoads Cemetery and Family Association''.<span id="1295891535296S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;Evansville, Ind.: S.R. Bitz and Rhoads Family Association, 1993-. {{FHL|765618|item|disp=FHL Book 929.27305 R346r}}</span>  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Steele, Betty Ann Williams.''Williams and Weaver Ancestors''. 3 vols.&nbsp;Las Cruces, N. Mex.: B.A.W. Steele, 1993-2000. {{FHL|640748|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 W67st v. 1 to v. 3}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Steele, Betty Ann Williams.''Williams and Weaver Ancestors''. 3 vols.&nbsp;Las Cruces, N. Mex.: B.A.W. Steele, 1993-2000. {{FHL|640748|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 W67st v. 1 to v. 3}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Rhods, Alvin Lee. ''The Rhoads Family (Rhoades, Rhodes, Rhods): of Pennsylvania and Kentucky, Descendants of Henry Rhoads Sr. of Bedford County, Pa.'' Madison, Ala.: A.L. Rhods, 1996. {{FHL|770729|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R346ra}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Rhods, Alvin Lee. ''The Rhoads Family (Rhoades, Rhodes, Rhods): of Pennsylvania and Kentucky, Descendants of Henry Rhoads Sr. of Bedford County, Pa.'' Madison, Ala.: A.L. Rhods, 1996. {{FHL|770729|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R346ra}}  
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*'''[Rhoads]''' Isenhart, Marcella. ''Heinrich Roth: Early 1700's-1774''. Dubuque, Iowa: M. Isenhart, 2002. {{FHL|1125885|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 921.73R742i}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Isenhart, Marcella. ''Heinrich Roth: Early 1700's-1774''. Dubuque, Iowa: M. Isenhart, 2002. {{FHL|1125885|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 921.73R742i}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Rhods, Alvin Lee. ''The Rhoads Family in America''. Madison, Ala.: A.L. Rhods, 2008. {{FHL|1539634|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273R346raL}}  
 
*'''[Rhoads]''' Rhods, Alvin Lee. ''The Rhoads Family in America''. Madison, Ala.: A.L. Rhods, 2008. {{FHL|1539634|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273R346raL}}  
*'''[Roberts]''' Vaughn, Cassandra Lee. ''The Story of Frances Louise Roberts Vaughn: Her Ancestors and Descendants''. Endwell, New York: C.L. Vaughn, c1996. Digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH3,108058 Family History Archives]; {{FHL|766843|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V465vca}}.<br>
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*'''[Roberts]''' Vaughn, Cassandra Lee. ''The Story of Frances Louise Roberts Vaughn: Her Ancestors and Descendants''. Endwell, New York: C.L. Vaughn, c1996. Digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH3,108058 Family History Archives]; {{FHL|766843|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V465vca}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Ryan]''' Anderson, Bobby. ''Ryan: Captain James Buckner Ryan''. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. {{FHL|407368|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R955a}}.  
 
*'''[Ryan]''' Anderson, Bobby. ''Ryan: Captain James Buckner Ryan''. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. {{FHL|407368|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R955a}}.  
 
*'''[Skipworth]''' Anderson, Bobby Neil. ''Skipworth: A Genealogy, Backward and Forward, of the W.P. Skipworth Family with Related Carver Lines''. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B.N. Anderson, 1990. {{FHL|296087|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sk36a}}.  
 
*'''[Skipworth]''' Anderson, Bobby Neil. ''Skipworth: A Genealogy, Backward and Forward, of the W.P. Skipworth Family with Related Carver Lines''. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B.N. Anderson, 1990. {{FHL|296087|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sk36a}}.  

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County Seat Greenville
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Contents

Quick Dates

Muhlenberg County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1798--Muhlenberg County was created 14 December 1798 from Logan and Christian Counties.
County seat: Greenville [1]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Variant Spellings

  • Muhlenbergh[3]
  • Muhlenburg
  • Muhlenburgh

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bancroft Dunmor Lynn City Paradise
Beech Creek Earles Martwick Penrod
Beechmont Ebenezer McNary Powderly
Belton Ennis Mercer Rosewood
Bevier Gishton Midland Sandy
Bremen Graham Millport Skilesville
Browder Greenville Moorman South Carrollton
Central City Gus Morehead Stringtown
Cleaton Hillside Nebo Stroud
Davenport Landing Holt Nelson Union Ridge
Depoy Knightsburg New Cypress Weir
Drakesboro Luzerne Nonnell Wells

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.  %±
1800 1,443
1810 4,181 189.7%
1820 4,979 19.1%
1830 5,340 7.3%
1840 6,964 30.4%
1850 9,809 40.9%
1860 10,725 9.3%
1870 12,638 17.8%
1880 15,098 19.5%
1890 17,955 18.9%
1900 20,741 15.5%
1910 28,598 37.9%
1920 33,353 16.6%
1930 37,784 13.3%
1940 37,554 −0.6%
1950 32,501 −13.5%
1960 27,791 −14.5%
1970 27,537 −0.9%
1980 32,238 17.1%
1990 31,318 −2.9%
2000 31,839 1.7%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

Church

Court

Records of several courts are available at the Muhlenberg County Courthouse. Some of these records have been microfilmed and are available through the Family History Library, while others have been published.

County Court Orders

A transcription of Volume 1 of the Court Order Books is online at U.S. Genweb. Click here.

Brenda Collier Doss has published and indexed the first two County Court Order Books: Vol. 1, 1799-1804 and Vol. 2, 1804-1815. Marion Hammers' genealogical abstracts of county court orders appear as serial articles in the Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogical Society's journal The Muhlenberg County Heritage. Journal volumes are individually indexed.

Circuit Court Orders

Brenda Collier Doss has published and indexed the first Circuit Court Order Book: Vol. 1, 1803-1807.

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

Muhlenberg County Libraries Local History Annex    in Greenville, Kentucky ph# 270-338-5388 has many published histories of local families. In addition, a unique collection of family files regarding local families (arranged by surname), is available for public searches.

Many genealogies appear in the footnotes of Otto Rothert's A History of Muhlenberg County, see Local Histories.

The following books cover many Muhlenberg County families:

  • Jaggers, Michael and Melinda Jaggers. A New Country: Lewis, Tipton, Bruce, Lee, Williams, Walker and Associated Families Berry, Duvall, Earle, Gardner, Gill, Highley, Kincheloe, Oates, Randolph, Shank, Thompson, Wickliffe and Many Others. n.p.: M. Jaggers, 1990s. FHL Book 929.273 L585jm
  • Muhlenberg County Genealogical Society. Muhlenberg County, Kentucky History and Families, 1799-1996. Paducah, Ky.: Turner, 1996. FHL Book 976.9832 H2m
  • Murphy, Nathan W. Early Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Vincent, Wright, McElwain, Wilkins and Jarvis; Historical Information and Sources for More than 2,000 Descendants of Charles Vincent, William Wright, George McElwain, John Wilkins, and John Jarvis, Whose Numerous Progenitors [Descendants] Make Up a Large Portion of the Present Population of Muhlenberg County. Hanson, Ky.: David W. Murphy & Associates, 1999. FHL Book 929.273 V743m
  • Young, Laurie M. Family Notes on Keith, Lott, Sketoe, Donahoo and Arnold of Muhlenberg: Lear and Sheffield of Christian, Todd and Muhlenberg County, Kentucky; Smith and Beck, Spencer County, Indiana; Moffitt, Randolph County, North Carolina, Perry, Hickman and Humphries Co., Tn. Boise, Idaho: L.M. Young, 1990. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 K269y.
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
  • [Beadnell] Anderson, Bobby. Beadnell. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B358ab.
  • [Buchanan] Anderson, Bobby. Buchanan. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B852a.
  • [Clark] Anderson, Bobby. The Sam Clark Family. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C549ab.
  • [Davis] Anderson, Bobby. The Davises of Jesse and Charity. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 D294a
  • [Davis] Moore, Robert P. Ancestors and Nelson Co., Ky., Associates of the Kincheloe, Wickliffe, and Davis Families of Prince William County, Virginia. Lexington, Kentucky: R.P. Moore, 1996. FHL Collection
  • [Davis] Peyton, Helen E. Isaac Davis and Elizabeth Kincheloe of Virginia, Their Ancestors and Descendants, and Related Families. Charleston, S.C.: H.E. Peyton, 2005. FHL Book 929.273 D293p; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Dick] Hoffman, Muriel M. History of Peter and Christina Shutt Dick Family: Frederick County, Maryland, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Simpson County, Kentucky, Sangamon County, Illinois, Cass, County, Illinois. Anchor, Ill.: Hoffman, 1970. FHL Book 929.273 D55h
  • [Doss] Murphy, Nathan W. Descendants of Azariah Doss and His Wife Lydia (Ayres) Doss. Hanson, Ky.: David W. Murphy and Associates, 1998. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 D741m.
  • [Dukes] Duke, Walter Garland. Henry Duke, Councilor, His Descendants and Connections. Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, 1949. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 D885d. (see page 274 for Muhlenberg connection)
  • [Dukes] Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. The Duke Family. 2 vols. [Houston, Texas]: E.D. Brandenberger, 1979-1995. FHL Book 929.273 D885b v. 1-v. 2.
  • [Finley] Anderson, Bobby. The Finleys: Francis Yank and Tommy Reb. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 F496ab.
  • [Fleming] Anderson, Bobby. The Fleming Family. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 F629ab.
  • [Forrester] Denham, Marion Lee. Stewarts, Forresters, and Related Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: A History of the Ancestry and Descendants of Eli Stewart and Sarah Lelia Forrester. Henderson, Ky.: M.L. Denham, 1987. FHL Book 929.273 St49dm
  • [Free] Anderson, Bobby. Free Family. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 6249.
  • [Greenwood] Anderson, Bobby. The Greenwoods of Muhlenberg County. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 G856a.
  • [Grove] Grisham, Violet Lee Carter. Pioneers to Williamson County, Illinois, George Zacharias and Isaac Groves and Their Descendants. Marion, Ill.: V.L.C. Grisham, 199-?. FHL Book 929.273 Z11c.
  • [Groves] Grisham, Violet Lee Carter and Edward Dean Grisham. Time Traveler. Marion, Ill.: V. Grisham, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 G919gv.
  • [Hoskinson] Anderson, Bobby. The Hoskinson Family. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H793a.
  • [Jarvis] See General.
  • [Kincheloe] Moore, Robert P. Ancestors and Nelson Co., Ky., Associates of the Kincheloe, Wickliffe, and Davis Families of Prince William County, Virginia. Lexington, Kentucky: R.P. Moore, 1996. FHL Collection
  • [Kincheloe] Peyton, Helen E. Isaac Davis and Elizabeth Kincheloe of Virginia, Their Ancestors and Descendants, and Related Families. Charleston, S.C.: H.E. Peyton, 2005. FHL Book 929.273 D293p; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Lanier] Ingersoll, Louise. Lanier: A Genealogy of the Family Who Came to Virginia and Their French Ancestors in London. Washington, D.C.: Goetz Printing Company, 1965. Digital version at World Vital Records ($).
  • [McClellan] Anderson, Bobby. McClellan-- The Longest Name?. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 6259; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [McElvain] See General.
  • [McFarland] Anderson, Bobby. McFarland. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 6258.
  • [McLean] Trotter, Sally Stone. McLean - The Family of Judge Alney and Tabitha McLean of Greenville, Kentucky. Greenville, Miss.: S.S. Trotter, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 M223t
  • [McLean] Trotter, Sally Stone. McLean - New Data on the Family of Judge Alney and Tabitha McLean of Greenville, Kentucky and Collateral Families of Johnson and Whittemore. Greenville, Miss.: Burford Brothers Printing Co., 1989. FHL Book 929.273 M223ts
  • [McNary] M'Nary, William Pollock. The M'Nary Family in the United States. Bloomington, Ind.: W.P. M'Nary, 1878. FHL Film 1035700 Item 6.
  • [McNary] McNary Family with Trees and History. Pittsburgh, Pa.: McNary & Simpson, Printers, 1907. Digital version at Internet Archives.
  • [Martin] Smith, Pearl O. A Crom (Crum)-Martin-Vaught (Vought) Connection. n.p.: P.O. Smith, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 C88sp; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Matherly] Anderson, Bobby. Matherly/Matherlee: The Family of John Woodford Matherly (1829-1894). Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 199-?. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 7812.
  • [Miller] Peck, Mary J. Black. Saline County Cousins Illinois. Carrier Mills, Ill.: M.J.B. Peck, 1991, 1993. FHL Books 929.273 Sh27p v. 1-v. 2
  • [Nanney] Anderson, Bobby. The Nanney Families. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 N155a.
  • [Penrod] Anderson, Bobby. The Penrod Family: The Family of Tobias Penrod of Mud River. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P386a.
  • [Randolph] Randolph, Blanche Willie Grace and Deborah Ann Kraemer Small. The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia. Little Rock, Arkansas: B. Randolph, 1979. FHL Collection
  • [Randolph] Small, Deborah Ann Kraemer and Blanche Willie Grace Randolph. The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia, Volume II. Winter Park, Florida: D. Small, 1989. FHL Collection
  • [Randolph] Raski, Arma, James Randolph, and Glenita Guthrie. Additions & Corrections to Vol. II, the Randolphs of Prince William Co., VA by Deborah K. SmallFHL 6075877
  • [Rhoads] Brownlee, Frances Smith. Antecedents and Descendants of Margaret Ann Rhoads Smith (1860-1949): A Genealogical, Historical, and Reminiscent Account of Some Rhoads, Newman, Parker, Wright, Hamilton, Ramsay, and Related Families in Their Pioneer Days. Wichita, Kan.: F. Brownlee, 1957. FHL Film 560191 Item 1
  • [Rhoads] Crosthwaite, Georgia E. and Bennett L. Smith. Our Simmons Forefathers and Their Descendants. Fort Worth, Texas: B.L. Smith, 1974. FHL Book 929.273 Si47cr
  • [Rhoads] Rhoads, J. Paul. The Family of Henry, the Elder. Green Valley, Ariz.: J.P. Rhoads, 1980. FHL Book 929.273 R346rj
  • [Rhoads] Cooper, Austin. Rhoads Family, ca. 1712-1982. Typescript, Willard Library,   Evansville, Ind. FHL Film 1481381 Item 14
  • [Rhoads] Smith, Robert K. Rhoades Rumors: A Family Newsletter. Provo, Utah: R.K. Smith, 1988-1993. FHL Book 929.27305 R346
  • [Rhoads] Rhoads Family Association et al. The Rhoads Family Newsletter: by the Rhoads Cemetery and Family Association.
  • [Rhoads] Steele, Betty Ann Williams.Williams and Weaver Ancestors. 3 vols. Las Cruces, N. Mex.: B.A.W. Steele, 1993-2000. FHL Book 929.273 W67st v. 1 to v. 3
  • [Rhoads] Rhods, Alvin Lee. The Rhoads Family (Rhoades, Rhodes, Rhods): of Pennsylvania and Kentucky, Descendants of Henry Rhoads Sr. of Bedford County, Pa. Madison, Ala.: A.L. Rhods, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 R346ra
  • [Rhoads] Engel, Marie Leighty. Henry Rhoads Senr.: Immigrant and Earliest Descendants. Salisbury, Md.: M.L. Engel, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 R346en
  • [Rhoads] Rhods, Alvin Lee and Rhoads Family Association. The Rhoads Quarterly: Publication of the Rhoads Family, Descendants of Henry Rhoads of Bedford County, PA. Madison, Ala.: A.L. Rhods, 1999-. FHL Book 929.27305 R346rq
  • [Rhoads] Smith, Pearl O. A Crom (Crum)-Martin-Vaught (Vought) Connection. n.p.: P.O. Smith, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 C88sp; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Rhoads] Isenhart, Marcella. Heinrich Roth: Early 1700's-1774. Dubuque, Iowa: M. Isenhart, 2002. FHL Book 921.73R742i
  • [Rhoads] Rhods, Alvin Lee. The Rhoads Family in America. Madison, Ala.: A.L. Rhods, 2008. FHL Book 929.273R346raL
  • [Roberts] Vaughn, Cassandra Lee. The Story of Frances Louise Roberts Vaughn: Her Ancestors and Descendants. Endwell, New York: C.L. Vaughn, c1996. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 V465vca.
  • [Ryan] Anderson, Bobby. Ryan: Captain James Buckner Ryan. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 R955a.
  • [Skipworth] Anderson, Bobby Neil. Skipworth: A Genealogy, Backward and Forward, of the W.P. Skipworth Family with Related Carver Lines. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B.N. Anderson, 1990. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Sk36a.
  • [Sumner] Anderson, Bobby. Sumner. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Su66ab.
  • [Stewart] Denham, Marion Lee. Stewarts, Forresters, and Related Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: A History of the Ancestry and Descendants of Eli Stewart and Sarah Lelia Forrester. Henderson, Ky.: M.L. Denham, 1987. FHL Book 929.273 St49dm
  • [Studebaker] Crosthwaite, Georgia E. and Bennett L. Smith. Our Simmons Forefathers and Their Descendants. Fort Worth, Texas: B.L. Smith, 1974. FHL Book 929.273 Si47cr
  • [Vaught] Smith, Pearl O. A Crom (Crum)-Martin-Vaught (Vought) Connection. n.p.: P.O. Smith, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 C88sp; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Vincent] See also General.
  • [Vincent] Vincent, Janie Wright and Warren J. Ashton. Descendants of Charlie Vincent (1805-1894) and Elizabeth Highley (1810- 1899) of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Typescript, 1963. FHL Book 929.273 V743a
  • [Welch] Worstell, Linda M. Osias Welch of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky and His Descendents. Sandy, Utah: L.M. Worstell, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 W442wo
  • [Whitney] Anderson, Bobby. Whitney. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W611a.
  • [Wickliffe] Moore, Robert P. Ancestors and Nelson Co., Ky., Associates of the Kincheloe, Wickliffe, and Davis Families of Prince William County, Virginia. Lexington, Kentucky: R.P. Moore, 1996. FHL Collection
  • [Wickliffe] Peyton, Helen E. Isaac Davis and Elizabeth Kincheloe of Virginia, Their Ancestors and Descendants, and Related Families. Charleston, S.C.: H.E. Peyton, 2005. FHL Book 929.273 D293p; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Wilkins] See General.
  • [Wood] Anderson, Bobby. Wood: The Family of Joseph Wood. Goodlettsville, Tenn.: B. Anderson, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W85ab; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Wright] See General.

Land

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Muhlenberg County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Deed Book 1: 1799-1807
  2. Deed Book 2: 1807-1814
  3. Deed Book 3: 1809-1813
  4. Deed Book 4: 1813-1817
  5. Deed Book 5: 1817-1823
  6. Deed Book 6: 1823-1828
  7. Deed Book 7: 1828-1832

Brenda Collier Doss has published abstracts of Deed Books 1-14 (1798-1850).

Local Histories

Otto Rothert's 1913 A History of Muhlenberg County is available online. The volume is indexed and can be keyword searched using Google Books search.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

Two genealogical abstracts of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Revolutionary War Pensions have been published:

1. The Muhlenberg County Heritage, Vol. 1 (1978).

2. Annie W.B. Bell, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Pension Records: Abstracts of Pension Papers of Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Indian Wars Residing in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky (n.p.: n.p., n.d.).

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Muhlenberg County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in or near their county. Muhlenberg men served in: [4]

- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies B, H, I, and K
- 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies D, F
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
- 26th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)
- 48th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)

Less than 150 Muhlenberg County citizens joined the Confederate Army.[4]

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Wills

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Muhlenberg County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1801-1814
  2. Will Book 2: 1814-1829
  3. Will Book 3: 1831-1877

Marion Hammers' Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Abstracts of Wills and Administrations (1799-1877) covers probate records found in will books. Available at FHL.

Administrations

Marion Hammers' serial articles of genealogical abstracts of county court orders in the Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Genealogical Society's journal The Muhlenberg County Heritage cover hundreds of probate administrations not found in will books. The journal volumes are individually indexed. 

Taxation

Vital Records

Ancestry.com a subscription web site has Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records 1852-1953 indexed with images. Death records are complete for Muhlenberg County for the years 1911-1953 and many earlier years also survive.

Muhlenberg County Libraries Local History Annex   Greenville, Kentucky ph# 270-338-5388 has access to many Kentucky birth and death records as well as Muhlenberg marriages. Also much more. Library workers are glad to do look-ups for a fee. I can also do look-ups free but am not as competent as the workers. my e-mail address is: sandralatham@hotmail.com

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  3. Samuel R. Brown, The Western Gazetteer or Emigrant's Directory, Containing a Geographical Description of the Western States and Territories, viz. The States of Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Mississippi: and the Territories of Illinois, Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, and North-Western. Auburn, N.Y.: H.C. Southwick, 1817. Digital versions at NIU Library Digitization Projects and World Vital Records ($).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Otto A. Rothert, A History of Muhlenberg County (Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton & Company, 1913), 253.