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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Spencer County''' <br>  
  
[[Category:Spencer County, Indiana]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.owencounty.in.gov/ Spencer County Courthouse]<br>200 Main Street<br>Rockport, IN 47635-1478<br>Phone: 812.649.6027
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<br>County Health Department has birth records from 1882 <br>and death records from 1830. Cemetery trustees have burial records.<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1818, <br>divorce and court records1883, <br>probate records from 1848 and naturalization records 1852-1929.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Spencer County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1818--'''Spencer County was created 10 January 1818&nbsp;from [[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick]] and [[Perry County, Indiana|Perry]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Rockport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''September 1833''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Daviess County, Kentucky|Daviess County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Dubois County, Indiana|Dubois]]
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*[[Hancock County, Kentucky|Hancock County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Perry County, Indiana|Perry]]
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*[[Warrick County, Indiana|Warrick]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp;&nbsp;Delinquent Census for Spencer County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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*''History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (''1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.) FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 {{FHL|204801|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-warrick-spencer-and-perry-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-together-with-interesting-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc/oclc/235924136&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwarrick00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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*African American Veterans in Spencer County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from Spencer 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 Spencer County.
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*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|1st Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company F
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*[[10th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|10th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Companies G, and M
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Cavalry, Company H
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*[[25th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|25th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies D, E, and K
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*[[42nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|42nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, C, D, and&nbsp;H
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*[[53rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|53rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C
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*[[58th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|58th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[65th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|65th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company D
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*[[91st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|91st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Compamy E
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*[[115th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|115th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company G
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*[[117th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)|117th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company F
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*[[120th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|120th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[136th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|136th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
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Civil War Books
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*''"Military History" Chapter 7 in History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (''1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.), (page 373-418, Regiment, Company),&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 {{FHL|204801|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-warrick-spencer-and-perry-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-together-with-interesting-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc/oclc/235924136&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofwarrick00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== School Records  ====
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*Directory of Teachers for Spencer County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <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]
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Spencer|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Spencer/ Spencer County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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Contents

County Courthouse

Spencer County Courthouse
200 Main Street
Rockport, IN 47635-1478
Phone: 812.649.6027


County Health Department has birth records from 1882
and death records from 1830. Cemetery trustees have burial records.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1818,
divorce and court records1883,
probate records from 1848 and naturalization records 1852-1929.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1818--Spencer County was created 10 January 1818 from Warrick and Perry Counties.
County seat: Rockport [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

September 1833 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Spencer County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.) FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collection    other libraries    INTERNET ARCHIVE

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Spencer 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 Spencer County.


Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 7 in History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present; together with interesting biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc. (1973. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.), (page 373-418, Regiment, Company), FHL US/CAN Film 934922 Item 4 FHL Collection    other libraries    INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

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), Spencer 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).