Taylor County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Taylor_County,_Kentucky|Taylor County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Taylor County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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[http://www.taylorcounty.ky.gov/ Taylor County Courthouse]<br>203 N Court Street<br>Campbellsville, KY 42718<br>Phone: 270.465.6677<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taylor County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acton,_Kentucky Acton]
| Elk Horn  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Horn,_Kentucky Elk Horn]
 
| Maple  
 
| Maple  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Taylor%2C+Spurlington|subject|disp=Spurlington}}
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Taylor%2C+Spurlington|subject|disp=Spurlington}}
 
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| Arista  
 
| Arista  
| Finley  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finley,_Kentucky Finley]
| Merrimac  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrimac,_Kentucky Merrimac]
 
| Sweeneyville
 
| Sweeneyville
 
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| Atchison  
 
| Atchison  
| Hatcher  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatcher,_Kentucky Hatcher]
 
| Pitman  
 
| Pitman  
 
| White Rose
 
| White Rose
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| Willowtown
 
| Willowtown
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal,_Kentucky Bengal]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobson Hobson]
| Saloma  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saloma,_Kentucky Saloma]
 
| Wooleyville
 
| Wooleyville
 
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Taylor%2C+Mannsville|subject|disp=Mannsville}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Taylor%2C+Mannsville|subject|disp=Mannsville}}  
 
| Speck  
 
| Speck  
| Yuma
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma,_Kentucky Yuma]
 
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| Durhamtown  
 
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*[[African American Research]] (US)  
 
*[[African American Research]] (US)  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.  
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[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
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
{{RAOGKcemetery}}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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*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>  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1097 list of cemeteries in Taylor County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1097 list of cemeteries in Taylor County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/taylor.html Taylor&nbsp;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/taylor.html Taylor&nbsp;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;  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|436872|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Taylor 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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|436872|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Taylor 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.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4329&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Taylor 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.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4329&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=33&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Taylor 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.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[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;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&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
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
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1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Taylor 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.  
 
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Taylor 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.  
  
See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
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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.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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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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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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===== Bibliography  =====
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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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1848-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1848-1924)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*[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]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Taylor County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1848
1852
1850
1848
1848
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Taylor County Courthouse, Campbellsville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Taylor County Courthouse
203 N Court Street
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Phone: 270.465.6677[1]

History

Parent County

1848--Taylor County was created 13 January 1848 from Green County.
County seat: Campbellsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Acton Elk Horn Maple Spurlington
Arista Finley Merrimac Sweeneyville
Atchison Hatcher Pitman White Rose
Badger Hibernia Romine Willowtown
Bengal Hobson Saloma Wooleyville
Burdick Mac South Campbellsville Wrights
Campbellsville Mannsville Speck Yuma
Durhamtown

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 7,250
1860 7,481 3.2%
1870 8,226 10.0%
1880 9,259 12.6%
1890 9,353 1.0%
1900 11,075 18.4%
1910 11,961 8.0%
1920 12,236 2.3%
1930 12,047 −1.5%
1940 13,556 12.5%
1950 14,403 6.2%
1960 16,285 13.1%
1970 17,138 5.2%
1980 21,178 23.6%
1990 21,146 −0.2%
2000 22,927 8.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Taylor 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]
Bibliography
  • [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

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taylor County, Kentucky page 275, 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).