Woodford County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Woodford_County,_Kentucky|Woodford County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Woodford County
 
| county = Woodford County
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| seat wl = Versailles
 
| seat wl = Versailles
 
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Woodford_County,_Kentucky|Woodford County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Woodford County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Woodford County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Woodford County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Woodford County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Woodford County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Woodford County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Woodford County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1789</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1810</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1789</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1789</center>
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Woodford County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Woodford County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]
  
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/woodford/ Woodford County Courthouse]<br>103 S Main Street<br>Versailles, KY 40383<br>Phone: 859.873.3421<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wolfe County, Kentucky page 276, {{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  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Woodford County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1965--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records. <br>
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'''1965--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records. <br>  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
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*&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;  
 
*[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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*[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/woodford.html Woodford&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/woodford.html Woodford&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|436871|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion 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|436871|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion 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=4152&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Woodford 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=4152&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Woodford 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;&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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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158753 Midway Cemetery, Midway] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158697 St. Joseph Cemetery, Versailles] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
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1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Woodford 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.  
 
1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Woodford 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.  
  
'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Woodford_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
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'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [[Woodford County, Kentucky#Taxation|Taxation]].  
  
 
*[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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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Dale]''' Daniels, Almon E. ''A Workbook on the Dale Families of Virginia: With Particular Reference to the Branch Which Moved from the Northern Neck of Virginia to Woodford County, Kentucky and with Notes on the Related Families of Dodson, Goad, Hanks, Phillips, Sydnor, etc. ''Arlington, Va.: A. E. Daniels, 1958. {{FHL|1002640|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 D152dae}}
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*'''[Blackburn]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
*'''[Holman]''' Utermohlen, William J. ''The Holman Family of Kent County, Maryland and Woodford County, Kentucky:&nbsp;A Preliminary Study''. Alexandria, Va.: W.J. Utermohlen, 1993. {{FHL|645307|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H731u}}
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*'''[Blanton]''' Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
*'''[Hughes]''' Miller, Margaret Hardwick and Fredna Tweedt Irvine. ''Rowland Hughes (1756-1809); Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Woodford and Logan counties, Kentucky''. Typescript, Mendocino County Historical Society, Ukiah, Calif. Microfilmed 1990: {{FHL|621608|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1710474 Item 11}}
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*'''[Buford]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
*'''[McCord]''' ''McCord Collection of Family Papers (Woodford Co., Ky Families) McCord &amp; Related Families''. MSS., Woodford County Historical Society, Versailles, Ky. Microfilmed 1990: {{FHL|625246|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1731045}}
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*'''[Dale]''' Daniels, Almon E. ''A Workbook on the Dale Families of Virginia: With Particular Reference to the Branch Which Moved from the Northern Neck of Virginia to Woodford County, Kentucky and with Notes on the Related Families of Dodson, Goad, Hanks, Phillips, Sydnor, etc. ''Arlington, Va.: A. E. Daniels, 1958. {{FHL|1002640|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 D152dae}}  
*'''[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''. 1946. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s}}
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*'''[Dawkins]''' Prewitt, Lela Wolfe. ''The Dawkins and Stewart Families of Virginia and Kentucky''. [Fairfield, Iowa: Prewitt], 1968. {{FHL|256387|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 D322p}}.
*'''[Stevenson]''' Stevenson, Margaretta. ''Stevenson Family History: From the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Old Somerset, Renamed Worcester County) to Woodford County, Kentucky to Putnam County, Indiana with Allied Families''. New York: Margaretta Stevenson, 1985. {{FHL|221008|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 St48sm}}
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*'''[Flournoy]''' Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241797 Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241809 Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241823 Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241854 Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241867 Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241923 Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416]; [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4241942 Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101]. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
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*'''[Holman]''' Utermohlen, William J. ''The Holman Family of Kent County, Maryland and Woodford County, Kentucky:&nbsp;A Preliminary Study''. Alexandria, Va.: W.J. Utermohlen, 1993. {{FHL|645307|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 H731u}}  
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*'''[Hughes]''' Miller, Margaret Hardwick and Fredna Tweedt Irvine. ''Rowland Hughes (1756-1809); Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Woodford and Logan counties, Kentucky''. Typescript, Mendocino County Historical Society, Ukiah, Calif. Microfilmed 1990: {{FHL|621608|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1710474 Item 11}}.
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*'''[Lee]''' Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989)}}.
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*'''[McCord]''' ''McCord Collection of Family Papers (Woodford Co., Ky Families) McCord &amp; Related Families''. MSS., Woodford County Historical Society, Versailles, Ky. Microfilmed 1990: {{FHL|625246|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1731045}}  
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*'''[Minter]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>
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*'''[Pittman]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>
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*'''[Robinson]''' Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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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''. 1946. {{FHL|34455|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh64s}}  
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*'''[Stevenson]''' Stevenson, Margaretta. ''Stevenson Family History: From the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Old Somerset, Renamed Worcester County) to Woodford County, Kentucky to Putnam County, Indiana with Allied Families''. New York: Margaretta Stevenson, 1985. {{FHL|221008|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 St48sm}}  
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*'''[Strother]''' Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou15assogoog#page/n152/mode/2up Internet Archive].
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*'''[Sublett]''' Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. ''Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families''. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes &amp; Sons, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/colonialmentimes00harp Internet Archive]; {{FHL|28224|item|disp=FHL Film 1421709 Item 2}}.<br>
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*'''[Taylor]''' Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989)}}.
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*'''[Trabue]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[Violett]''' Dean, H. Clark. "Thornton Violett: Two Men or One?" ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 91 (March 2003):31-39. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 91 (2003)}}  
 
*'''[Violett]''' Dean, H. Clark. "Thornton Violett: Two Men or One?" ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 91 (March 2003):31-39. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 91 (2003)}}  
*'''[Wilson]''' McCrary, Patti Sue. ''Wilson Families in Cumberland County, Virginia, and Woodford County, Kentucky: With Correspondence and Other Papers, 1785-1849''. Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 2005. {{FHL|1246208|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W691mp}}
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*'''[Wilson]''' McCrary, Patti Sue. ''Wilson Families in Cumberland County, Virginia, and Woodford County, Kentucky: With Correspondence and Other Papers, 1785-1849''. Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 2005. {{FHL|1246208|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W691mp}}  
 
*'''[Witherspoon]''' Witherspoon, Martinette Viley. ''My Ancestors:&nbsp;A Brief Account of the Ancestry of Lister Witherspoon and His Wife Martinette Viley of Woodford County, Kentucky''. Washington, D.C.: C.H. Potter, 1922. {{FHL|329196|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1454554 Item 1}}
 
*'''[Witherspoon]''' Witherspoon, Martinette Viley. ''My Ancestors:&nbsp;A Brief Account of the Ancestry of Lister Witherspoon and His Wife Martinette Viley of Woodford County, Kentucky''. Washington, D.C.: C.H. Potter, 1922. {{FHL|329196|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 1454554 Item 1}}
  
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*[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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1790]''' Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["2 volumes of 1790 were used." (p. 2)]
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*'''1790''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["2 volumes of 1790 were used." (p. 2)]  
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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  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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*''Record of Marriages, Woodford County, Kentucky for the Period of Years 1788 to 1851 Inclusive.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|937887}} - free.
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
 
*[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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*[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
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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== References  ==
 
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Founded November 12, 1788
County Seat Versailles
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Woodford County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1789
1852
1810
1789
1789
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Woodford County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Woodford County Courthouse
103 S Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
Phone: 859.873.3421[1]

History

Parent County

1788--Woodford County was created 12 November 1788 from Fayette County.
County seat:  Versailles [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Woodford County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1965--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bonita Gaybourn Millville Pisgah
Clifton Harmony Milner Shetland
Davistown Hunter Town Mortonsville Troy
Duckers Jacksontown (hist.) Nonesuch Versailles
Faywood McKees Crossroads Nugent Crossroads Wallace
Firmantown Midway Pinckard Woodford Village

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Cemeteries

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

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 9,210
1800 6,624 −28.1%
1810 9,659 45.8%
1820 12,207 26.4%
1830 12,273 0.5%
1840 11,740 −4.3%
1850 12,423 5.8%
1860 11,219 −9.7%
1870 8,240 −26.6%
1880 11,800 43.2%
1890 12,380 4.9%
1900 13,134 6.1%
1910 12,571 −4.3%
1920 11,784 −6.3%
1930 10,981 −6.8%
1940 11,847 7.9%
1950 11,212 −5.4%
1960 11,913 6.3%
1970 14,434 21.2%
1980 17,778 23.2%
1990 19,955 12.2%
2000 23,208 16.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

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
  • [Blackburn] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Blanton] Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Buford] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Dale] Daniels, Almon E. A Workbook on the Dale Families of Virginia: With Particular Reference to the Branch Which Moved from the Northern Neck of Virginia to Woodford County, Kentucky and with Notes on the Related Families of Dodson, Goad, Hanks, Phillips, Sydnor, etc. Arlington, Va.: A. E. Daniels, 1958. FHL Book 929.273 D152dae
  • [Dawkins] Prewitt, Lela Wolfe. The Dawkins and Stewart Families of Virginia and Kentucky. [Fairfield, Iowa: Prewitt], 1968. FHL Book 929.273 D322p.
  • [Flournoy] Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
  • [Holman] Utermohlen, William J. The Holman Family of Kent County, Maryland and Woodford County, Kentucky: A Preliminary Study. Alexandria, Va.: W.J. Utermohlen, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 H731u
  • [Hughes] Miller, Margaret Hardwick and Fredna Tweedt Irvine. Rowland Hughes (1756-1809); Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Woodford and Logan counties, Kentucky. Typescript, Mendocino County Historical Society, Ukiah, Calif. Microfilmed 1990: FHL Film 1710474 Item 11.
  • [Lee] Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [McCord] McCord Collection of Family Papers (Woodford Co., Ky Families) McCord & Related Families. MSS., Woodford County Historical Society, Versailles, Ky. Microfilmed 1990: FHL Film 1731045
  • [Minter] Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes & Sons, 1916. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 1421709 Item 2.
  • [Pittman] Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes & Sons, 1916. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 1421709 Item 2.
  • [Robinson] Peters, Norman R. "Benjamin Robinson of Caroline County, VA. But Not the Clerk!" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2004):57-75; Vol. 48, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2004):120-139. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. 1946. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s
  • [Stevenson] Stevenson, Margaretta. Stevenson Family History: From the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Old Somerset, Renamed Worcester County) to Woodford County, Kentucky to Putnam County, Indiana with Allied Families. New York: Margaretta Stevenson, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 St48sm
  • [Strother] Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  • [Sublett] Harper, Lillie DuPuy VanCulin. Colonial Men and Times: Containing the Journal of Col. Daniel Trabue, Some Account of His Ancestry, Life and Travels in Virginia and the Present State of Kentucky During the Revolutionary Period; the Huguenots, Genealogy, with Brief Sketches of the Allied Families. Philadelphia, Pa.: Innes & Sons, 1916. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 1421709 Item 2.
  • [Taylor] Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [Trabue] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Violett] Dean, H. Clark. "Thornton Violett: Two Men or One?" National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 91 (March 2003):31-39. FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 91 (2003)
  • [Wilson] McCrary, Patti Sue. Wilson Families in Cumberland County, Virginia, and Woodford County, Kentucky: With Correspondence and Other Papers, 1785-1849. Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 2005. FHL Book 929.273 W691mp
  • [Witherspoon] Witherspoon, Martinette Viley. My Ancestors: A Brief Account of the Ancestry of Lister Witherspoon and His Wife Martinette Viley of Woodford County, Kentucky. Washington, D.C.: C.H. Potter, 1922. FHL Film 1454554 Item 1

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

  • 1790 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["2 volumes of 1790 were used." (p. 2)]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Woodford County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records



Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Woodford/

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wolfe County, Kentucky page 276, 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. 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).