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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Ohio_County,_Kentucky|Ohio County]]''
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:''This article is about a western county of Kentucky. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a western county of Kentucky. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
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Guide to '''Ohio County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Kentucky Coal Fields] region.
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| seat wl = Hartford
 
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}} ''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Ohio_County,_Kentucky|Ohio County]]'' <br>Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Ohio County's civil records start the following years:
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== Ohio County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:{{KYOhiocourthouse}}]]  
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== History  ==
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[http://www.ohiocounty.ky.gov/ Ohio County Courthouse]<br>Main St; PO Box 85; <br>Hartford, KY 42347-0085<br>Phone:. 270.298.4422<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== Ohio County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1864--''A disaster destroyed most records.  
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'''1864'''''--''A disaster destroyed some records.  
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Ohio County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Beda  
 
| Beda  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordsville,_Kentucky Fordsville]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordsville,_Kentucky Fordsville]  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+No+Creek|subject|disp=No Creek}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+No+Creek|subject|disp=No Creek}}  
 
| Simmons
 
| Simmons
 
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Bells+Run|subject|disp=Bells Run}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Bells+Run|subject|disp=Bells Run}}  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Kentucky Hartford]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Kentucky Hartford]  
 
| Oak Grove  
 
| Oak Grove  
 
| Smallhous
 
| Smallhous
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Sulphur+Springs|subject|disp=Sulphur Springs}}
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Ohio%2C+Sulphur+Springs|subject|disp=Sulphur Springs}}
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centertown,_Kentucky Centertown]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centertown,_Kentucky Centertown]  
 
| Heflin  
 
| Heflin  
 
| Pleasant Ridge  
 
| Pleasant Ridge  
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*[[McLean County, Kentucky|McLean]]  
 
*[[McLean County, Kentucky|McLean]]  
 
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky|Muhlenberg]]
 
*[[Muhlenberg County, Kentucky|Muhlenberg]]
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== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kyohio.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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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;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/ohio.html Ohio Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/ohio.html Ohio Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp; {{dead link}}&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[Austin]''' Galau, Jeane K. ''The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines.'' 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: {{FSbook|223604|disp=Vol. 1}} | {{FSbook|223626|disp=Vol. 2}} | {{FSbook|223613|disp=Vol. 3}} - all free.
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*'''[Barnes]''' Kirk, Arthur Dale. ''The Barnes Family of Ohio County, Kentucky.'' 1943. Digital version at {{FSbook|744162}} - free.
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*'''[Render]''' Smith, Pearl O. ''Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985''. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. {{FHL|350892|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R293s}}.<br>
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*'''[Wallace]''' Lindsey, Richard O. ''House of Charles Wallace, Ohio County, Kentucky.'' MSS., [[Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. Copy: {{FHL|580910|item|disp=FHL Film 1481387 Item 5}}.
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1801-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1801-1955)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>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).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517831}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517832}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Ohio County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517833}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517831}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517834}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Ohio County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517835}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Ohio/ Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Ohio/ Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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== Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Ohio County

This article is about a western county of Kentucky. For other uses, see Ohio (disambiguation).

Guide to Ohio County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Kentucky Coal Fields region.

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County Seat Hartford
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Contents

Ohio County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Ohio County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1799 1852 1810 1799 1801
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Ohio County Courthouse, Hartford, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Ohio County Courthouse
Main St; PO Box 85;
Hartford, KY 42347-0085
Phone:. 270.298.4422[1]

Ohio County Kentucky History

Parent County

1798--Ohio County was created 17 December 1798 from Hardin County.  County seat: Hartford [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed some records.

Ohio County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adaburg Dukehurst Magan Rosine
Aetnaville Dundee Matanzas Sandefur Crossing
Arnold Echols McHenry Scottown
Askin Ellmitch Mt. Pleasant Select
Baizetown Equality Narrows Shreve
Beaver Dam Flint Springs Nineteen Shultztown
Beda Fordsville No Creek Simmons
Bells Run Hartford Oak Grove Smallhous
Buford Haynesville Olaton Sulphur Springs
Centertown Heflin Pleasant Ridge Sunnydale
Ceralvo Herbert Point Pleasant Taffy
Coffman Highview Prentiss White Run
Combs Ford Horse Branch Ralph Windy Hill
Cool Springs Horton Renfrow Wysox
Cromwell Jingo Reynolds Station
Deanefield Ken Wye Rob Roy
Dogwalk Kirtley Rockport

Neighboring Counties

Ohio 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 1,223
1810 3,792 210.1%
1820 3,879 2.3%
1830 4,715 21.6%
1840 6,592 39.8%
1850 9,749 47.9%
1860 12,209 25.2%
1870 15,561 27.5%
1880 19,669 26.4%
1890 22,946 16.7%
1900 27,287 18.9%
1910 27,642 1.3%
1920 26,473 −4.2%
1930 24,469 −7.6%
1940 24,421 −0.2%
1950 20,840 −14.7%
1960 17,725 −14.9%
1970 18,790 6.0%
1980 21,765 15.8%
1990 21,105 −3.0%
2000 22,916 8.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Ohio 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Westerfield

Court

Genealogy

  • [Austin] Galau, Jeane K. The Austin Family of Montgomery County, Maryland and Ohio County, Kentucky: With Related Lines. 3 vols. Menasha, Wisc.: J.K. Galau, 1978-1979. Digitized by FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 - all free.
  • [Barnes] Kirk, Arthur Dale. The Barnes Family of Ohio County, Kentucky. 1943. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Render] Smith, Pearl O. Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 R293s.
  • [Wallace] Lindsey, Richard O. House of Charles Wallace, Ohio County, Kentucky. MSS., Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. Copy: FHL Film 1481387 Item 5.

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.

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Ohio County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Ohio County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517831 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874 - Ohio County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517832 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Ohio County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517833 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Ohio County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517831 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Ohio County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517834 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1876-1878 - Ohio County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517835 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
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Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

LDS Ward and Branch Records

Ohio County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. 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).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 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.