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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Owen County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Owen_County,_Kentucky|Owen County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Owen County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:{{KYOwencourthouse}}]]
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{{KYDC}}  
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Owen County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.kykinfolk.com/owen/index.htm Owen Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-owen.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1819
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| founded date = February 6
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| seat wl = Owenton
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}}
  
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== Owen County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Owen County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Owen County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Owen County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Owen County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Owen County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Owen County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:{{KYOwencourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
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[http://owencounty.ky.gov/ Owen County Courthouse]<br>Madison &amp; Seminary Street<br>PO Box 338; <br>Owenton, KY 40359<br>Phone: 502.484.2213<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owen 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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== Owen County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1819'''--Owen County was created 6 February 1819&nbsp;from [[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]], [[Franklin County, Kentucky|Franklin]] and [[Gallatin County, Kentucky|Gallatin]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Owenton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1819'''--Owen County was created 6 February 1819&nbsp;from [[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]], [[Franklin County, Kentucky|Franklin]] and [[Gallatin County, Kentucky|Gallatin]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Owenton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Owen County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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| Canby  
 
| Canby  
 
| Holiday Ford  
 
| Holiday Ford  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195585&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owen%2C+New+Liberty&columns=*,0,0 New Liberty]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Owen%2C+New+Liberty|subject|disp=New Liberty}}
 
| Teresita
 
| Teresita
 
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| Cull  
 
| Cull  
 
| Long Ridge  
 
| Long Ridge  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195586&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owen%2C+Owenton&columns=*,0,0 Owenton]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Owen%2C+Owenton|subject|disp=Owenton}}
 
| Truesville (hist.)
 
| Truesville (hist.)
 
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| Eagle Hill  
 
| Eagle Hill  
| Monterey  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey,_Kentucky Monterey]
| Perry Park  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Park,_Kentucky Perry Park]
 
| Wheatley
 
| Wheatley
 
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| Fairbanks  
 
| Fairbanks  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195584&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owen%2C+Mountain+Island&columns=*,0,0 Mountain Island]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Owen%2C+Mountain+Island|subject|disp=Mountain Island}}
 
| Pleasant Home  
 
| Pleasant Home  
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| Gratz  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratz,_Kentucky Gratz]
 
| Moxley  
 
| Moxley  
 
| Poplar Grove  
 
| Poplar Grove  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
 
*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Owen County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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[[Image:Kyowen.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African American Research ====
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/owen.html Owen 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;  
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1082 list of cemeteries in Owen&nbsp;County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|524765|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Owen County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4221&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=72&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Owen 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.
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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==== Census  ====
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1082 list of cemeteries in Owen&nbsp;County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1820 |2031
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|1830 |5786
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|1840 |8232
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|1850 |10444
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|1860 |12719
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|1870 |14309
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|1880 |17401
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|1890 |17676
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|1900 |17553
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|1910 |14248
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|1920 |12554
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|1930 |10710
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|1940 |10942
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|1950 |9755
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|1960 |8237
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|1970 |7470
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|1980 |8924
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|1990 |9035
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|2000 |10547
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}}
  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Owen County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|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.  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/owen.html Owen 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;
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*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=524765&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Owen++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Owen County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4221&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=72&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Owen 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.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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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
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== General  =====
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*Owen County Historical Society. ''Owen County, Kentucky History and Families''. Morley, Mo.: Acclaim Press, 2009. {{FHL|1788700|item|disp=FHL Book 976.9393 H2o}}
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Adams]''' Miller, Lynne D. ''Owen County, Kentucky Families''. Lincolnton, N.C.: L.D. Miller, 2000. {{FHL|983807|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ad13m}}
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*'''[Cobb]''' Morgan, Edgar L. and Mariam S. Houchens. ''The Cobbs of Owen County, Kentucky''. Louisville, Ky.: E.L. Morgan &amp; M.S. Houchens, 1961. {{FHL|214292|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C633m}}
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*'''[Glass]''' McMurtry, Zelma Garrison McCord. ''William Glass of Virginia and Kentucky and His Descendants of Scott and Owen Counties, Kentucky''. Lexington, Ky.: n.p., 1975. {{FHL|765190|item|disp=FHL Film 1598394 Item 2}}
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*'''[Hammon]''' Hammon, Stratton Owen. ''The Saga of John Hammon, Revolutionary War Hero and Owen County, Kentucky Pioneer''. Louisville, Ky.: The Pilgrim Press, 1979. {{FHL|113340|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 921.73 H184h}}
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*'''[Shipp]''' Sanders, Walter R. ''The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL&nbsp;Film 875372 Item 5}}
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]. Company B.
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:- [[3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]. Company E.
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1820-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1820-1917)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1860''' - Owen County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517851}} 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''' - Owen County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517852}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Owen County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517853}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1859''' - Owen County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517851}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Unsorted =====
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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
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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== Owen County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Owen County Public Library
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118 North Main Street<br>Owenton, KY 40359<br>Phone: (502) 484-3450
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Owen County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 84<br>Owenton, KY 40359<br>Phone: (502) 484-3450
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Owen County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195583&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owen&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== References  ==
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/owen/ Owen County KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/owen/owen.html Owen County USGenWeb Archives]
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*[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://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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Guide to Owen County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded February 6, 1819
County Seat Owenton
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Contents

Owen County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Owen County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1819 1852 1820 1819 1820
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Owen County Courthouse, Owenton, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 

Owen County Courthouse
Madison & Seminary Street
PO Box 338;
Owenton, KY 40359
Phone: 502.484.2213[1]

Owen County Kentucky History

Parent County

1819--Owen County was created 6 February 1819 from Scott, Franklin and Gallatin Counties.
County seat: Owenton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Owen County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Beechwood Hallam Natlee Rockdale
Bradleyville (hist.) Harmony Needmore Squiresville
Breck Hensley Ford New Sweet Owen
Bromley Hesler New Columbus Tacketts Mill
Canby Holiday Ford New Liberty Teresita
Cull Long Ridge Owenton Truesville (hist.)
Eagle Hill Monterey Perry Park Wheatley
Fairbanks Mountain Island Pleasant Home
Gratz Moxley Poplar Grove

Neighboring Counties

Owen 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.  %±
1820 2,031
1830 5,786 184.9%
1840 8,232 42.3%
1850 10,444 26.9%
1860 12,719 21.8%
1870 14,309 12.5%
1880 17,401 21.6%
1890 17,676 1.6%
1900 17,553 −0.7%
1910 14,248 −18.8%
1920 12,554 −11.9%
1930 10,710 −14.7%
1940 10,942 2.2%
1950 9,755 −10.8%
1960 8,237 −15.6%
1970 7,470 −9.3%
1980 8,924 19.5%
1990 9,035 1.2%
2000 10,547 16.7%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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

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
  • Owen County Historical Society. Owen County, Kentucky History and Families. Morley, Mo.: Acclaim Press, 2009. FHL Book 976.9393 H2o
Bibliography
  • [Adams] Miller, Lynne D. Owen County, Kentucky Families. Lincolnton, N.C.: L.D. Miller, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 Ad13m
  • [Cobb] Morgan, Edgar L. and Mariam S. Houchens. The Cobbs of Owen County, Kentucky. Louisville, Ky.: E.L. Morgan & M.S. Houchens, 1961. FHL Book 929.273 C633m
  • [Glass] McMurtry, Zelma Garrison McCord. William Glass of Virginia and Kentucky and His Descendants of Scott and Owen Counties, Kentucky. Lexington, Ky.: n.p., 1975. FHL Film 1598394 Item 2
  • [Hammon] Hammon, Stratton Owen. The Saga of John Hammon, Revolutionary War Hero and Owen County, Kentucky Pioneer. Louisville, Ky.: The Pilgrim Press, 1979. FHL Book 921.73 H184h
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Owen 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 Owen County, Kentucky:

- 1st Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate). Company B.
- 3rd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate). Company E.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1860 - Owen County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C517851 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Owen County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517852 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Owen County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517853 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Owen County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517851 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Owen County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

  • Owen County Public Library

118 North Main Street
Owenton, KY 40359
Phone: (502) 484-3450

Owen County Historical Society
P.O. Box 84
Owenton, KY 40359
Phone: (502) 484-3450

Family History Centers

Owen County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Owen County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owen 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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.