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

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Founded December 18, 1799
County Seat Carlisle
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Contents

Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Nicholas County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1800 1852 1810 1800 1800
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Nicholas County Courthouse
Main Street
Carlisle, KY 40311-0329
Phone: 859.289.3730[1]

Nicholas County Kentucky History

Parent County

1799--Nicholas County was created 18 December 1799 from Bourbon and Mason Counties.
County seat: Carlisle [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Nicholas County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barefoot Ellisville Milltown Sprout
Barterville Headquarters Moorefield Upper Blue Lick
Carlisle Hickory Ridge (hist.) Myers Weston
East Union Hooktown Pleasant Valley

Neighboring Counties

Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy 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.  %±
1800 2,925
1810 4,898 67.5%
1820 7,973 62.8%
1830 8,834 10.8%
1840 8,745 −1.0%
1850 10,361 18.5%
1860 11,030 6.5%
1870 9,129 −17.2%
1880 11,869 30.0%
1890 10,764 −9.3%
1900 11,952 11.0%
1910 10,601 −11.3%
1920 9,894 −6.7%
1930 8,571 −13.4%
1940 8,617 0.5%
1950 7,532 −12.6%
1960 6,677 −11.4%
1970 6,508 −2.5%
1980 7,157 10.0%
1990 6,725 −6.0%
2000 6,813 1.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Nicholas County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

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

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
  • [Asbury] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Bedinger] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Stafford] Stafford, Carolyn Joy. The Biography of Thomas Moore Stafford, 1841-1910 of City of Louisville, Clark, and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky and Citrus and Lee Counties, Florida: Saddler, Soldier, Settler. Brandon, Fla.: C.J. Stafford, 2007. FHL Book 921.73 St13s; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Nicholas County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Nicholas County, Kentucky:

- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Nicholas County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Nicholas County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517821 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
Unsorted

Niocholas County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Nicholas County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nicholas County, Kentucky page 274, 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. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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.


 

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