Ripley County, Indiana

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ripley County''' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.ripleycounty.com/ Ripley County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 177<br>Versailles, IN 47042<br>Phone: 812.689.6115<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1818.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ripley County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1816--'''Ripley County was created 27 December 1816&nbsp;from [[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Versailles <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1816--'''Ripley County was created 27 December 1816&nbsp;from [[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]] and [[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Versailles <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Dearborn County, Indiana|Dearborn]]
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*[[Decatur County, Indiana|Decatur]]
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*[[Franklin County, Indiana|Franklin]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Indiana|Jefferson]]
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*[[Jennings County, Indiana|Jennings]]
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*[[Ohio County, Indiana|Ohio]]
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*[[Switzerland County, Indiana|Switzerland]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Ripley County Cemeteries and Locations&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inripchs/graves.html rootsweb]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Ripley County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Ripley County, Indiana (1858, 1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*History of Ripley&nbsp;County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Ripley/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
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*Ripley County History Book Committee, Ripley County Historical Society (Ripley County, Ind.), and Daughters of the American Revolution. ''Ripley County History, 1818-1988, Ripley County, Indiana.'' (Osgood, IN: Ripley County History Book Committee, 1989.) 977.214 H2r FHL US/CAN Book 977.214 H2r v. 2 {{FHL|587636|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/ripley-county-history-1818-1988-ripley-county-indiana/oclc/20473066&referer=brief_results other libraries]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from Ripley County 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 Ripley County.
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*[[5th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers)|5th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry (90th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers), Company&nbsp;H
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*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reoganized Company K
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*[[7th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|7th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies C, and D
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*[[9th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|9th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reoganized Company B
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company B
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*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company G
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*[[37th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|37th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A, D, and Reorganized Company A
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*[[44th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|44th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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*[[68th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|68th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, E, and K
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*[[83rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|83rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, E, F, G, and K
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*[[91st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|91st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company I
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*[[123rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|123rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
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*[[146th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|146th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H
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*[[156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|156th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
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World War I
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*Residents of Ripley County who served in WWI ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept. While probate records are one of the most accurate sources of genealogical evidence, they have [[United States Probate Limitations|limitations]].
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The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Ripley County.
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The following Ripley County probate records have been indexed and transcribed:<br>
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*[http://www.umw.edu/cas/historicpreservation/research_resources/default.php The University of Mary Washington] has indexed and transcribed probate inventories for Dearborn, Franklin, and Ripley counties.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Batesville Indiana Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://ingenweb.org/inripley/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=197995&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Ripley&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Ripley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Ripley/ Ripley County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Ripley County Courthouse
PO Box 177
Versailles, IN 47042
Phone: 812.689.6115

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1818.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1816--Ripley County was created 27 December 1816 from Dearborn and Jefferson Counties.
County seat: Versailles [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Ripley County Cemeteries and Locations  rootsweb

Census

For tips on accessing Ripley County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories

  • Ripley County History Book Committee, Ripley County Historical Society (Ripley County, Ind.), and Daughters of the American Revolution. Ripley County History, 1818-1988, Ripley County, Indiana. (Osgood, IN: Ripley County History Book Committee, 1989.) 977.214 H2r FHL US/CAN Book 977.214 H2r v. 2 FHL Collection  other libraries

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Ripley County 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 Ripley County.


World War I

Newspapers

Probate

Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept. While probate records are one of the most accurate sources of genealogical evidence, they have limitations.

The Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Ripley County.

The following Ripley County probate records have been indexed and transcribed:

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ripley County, Indiana 216 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).