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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Daviess County''' <br>  
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Guide to '''Daviess County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Daviess County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1816 | founded date = December 24 | seat = Washington | building image = Daviess County Indiana Courthouse.jpg| building address = [http://www.daviesscounty.net/ Daviess County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 739; <br>Washington, IN 47501<br>Phone: 812.254.8664 | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>&nbsp;
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try... [[Daviess County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Daviess County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Daviess County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]&nbsp;
  
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Daviess County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1816 | founded date = December 24 | seat = Washington | building image = | building address = [[Image:Daviess County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]PO Box 739; <br>Washington, IN 47501<br>Phone: 812.254.8664 <br> [http://www.daviesscounty.net/ Davies&nbsp; County Courthouse]<br>}}  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 24 December 1816 from [[Knox County, Indiana Genealogy|Knox]] county <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Washington <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Daviess County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviess_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Description ====
  
[[Image:Daviess County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Daviess County Indiana Courthouse.jpg]][http://www.daviesscounty.net/ Davies&nbsp; County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 739; <br>Washington, IN 47501<br>Phone: 812.254.8664 <br> <br>  
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The county was named for Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daviess, U.S. District Attorney for Kentucky, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. The county seat is Daviess and the county was organized in 1818. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/daviess/ accessed 3/02/2017.</ref>The County is located in the South-west part of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "DaviessCounty," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviess_County,_Indiana accessed 3/02/2017.</ref>
  
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and <br>court records from 1817. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davies County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
== History  ==
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[[Greene County, Indiana Genealogy|Greene]] {{•}} [[Martin County, Indiana Genealogy|Martin]] {{•}} [[Dubois County, Indiana Genealogy|Dubois]] {{•}} [[Pike County, Indiana Genealogy|Pike]] {{•}} [[Knox County, Indiana Genealogy|Knox]]  
 
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<center>{{INDaviess, Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
'''1816--'''Daviess County was created 24&nbsp;December 1816&nbsp;from [[Knox County, Indiana|Knox]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Washington&nbsp;<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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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1879'''--  The courthouse was destroyed by fire and many records were lost. Marriage records and the index to probate and deed records were not destroyed.
  
Set The Court House on Fire.
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=== Resources  ===
  
Four Men, Including an Officer, Arrested at Washington, Ind., for Arson.
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
Washington, Ind., Oct. 14.-This city has witnessed the most exciting scenes in the history to-day. Detectives have been at work on the Court House fire, and up to this hour have arrested four persons supposed to be connected with the fire.
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==== Biographies  ====
  
Samuel Harbine, a day laborer here, was arrested last night, charged with complicity in the burning of the records. After being arrested Harbine confessed the crime and implicated several prominent people in it, and as a result Auditor James H. Lavelle and I.B. Hawes, a prominent citizen of Steele township, were arrested this morning and placed in jail; also a man by the name of Basil Ledgerwood. The officers are now out after Michael Lavelle, a brother of the auditor.
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==== Business Records  ====
  
Harbine's story is that Lavelle hired him to burn the court house for $500, only $5 of which he has been paid. It is reported that Ledgerwood is also anxious to turn State's evidence. He claims to have been given a house and lot for his part in the crime. Auditor Lavelle's bondsmen, becoming frightened at the turn affairs were taking, required him to turn all his property over to them yesterday.
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Lavelle has been Auditor of the county for eight years and the fact that the people had confidence in him makes his arrest and accusation of the court house fire the sensation of the hour. From present circumstances it is supposed he is short in his accounts, but no one knows the amount. Experts are now at work on his books.  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ingenweb.org/indaviess/cemetery.html INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Daviess+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Indiana&county=Daviess&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/ Linkpendium]
  
Hawes lives on a farm of 500 acres, owned by him, and is in good circumstances. He was brought in at the muzzle of a Winchester.
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==== Census Records  ====
  
The four persons in jail were taken before Judge Hefron this morning. They waived a preliminary bail and Lavelle's and Hawes' were fixed at $5,000 each, and Harbine's and Ledgerwood's at $2,000 each. They are still in jail, not having given bond.
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{{Census|Indiana}}
  
A special says that Ledgerwood and Harbine have pleaded guilty in court. Sentence was suspended by Judge Hefron, as they will be used as witnesses.  
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Daviess County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
The Daily Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL 15 Oct 1891
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==== Church Records  ====
  
source:[http://www3.gendisasters.com ''gendisasters.com'']
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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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===== Catholic =====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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:*'''1839-1885''' - St. Peter's Catholic Parish, Montgomery, Baptism Index 1839-1885 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C538231}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiindiana.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Igiindiana.pdf]].</ref>
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:*'''1847-1877''' - St. Peter's Catholic Parish, Montgomery, Marriage Index 1847-1877 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M538231}}.<ref name="vr1" />
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{IN Church End}}
  
[[Dubois County, Indiana|Dubois]] | [[Greene County, Indiana|Greene]] | [[Knox County, Indiana|Knox]] | [[Martin County, Indiana|Martin]] | [[Pike County, Indiana|Pike]]
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{{IN Church Repositories|Daviess|377456}}
  
== Resources ==
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Directories ====
  
*see Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/ Linkpendium]
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*Early Settlers of Daviess County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
*Cemeteries - Daviess County -[http://www.ingenweb.org/indaviess/cemetery.html INGen Web]
 
  
==== Census ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
{{Census|Indiana}}
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Daviess County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Genealogies ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Histories ====
  
==== Land ====
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===== Local Histories =====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{IN History}}
  
 
*History of Daviess County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/hist/ Linkpendiun ]<br>
 
*History of Daviess County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/hist/ Linkpendiun ]<br>
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*''Living Leaders, an Encyclopedia of Biography: Special Edition for Daviess and Martin Counties, Indiana. ''([New York?]: American Pub. Co, 1897.)&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/living-leaders-an-encyclopedia-of-biography-special-edition-for-daviess-and-martin-counties-indiana/oclc/18770136&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/livingleadersenc00npam INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
*''Living Leaders, an Encyclopedia of Biography: Special Edition for Daviess and Martin Counties, Indiana. ''([New York?]: American Pub. Co, 1897.)&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/living-leaders-an-encyclopedia-of-biography-special-edition-for-daviess-and-martin-counties-indiana/oclc/18770136&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/details/livingleadersenc00npam INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Daviess|697516}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
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==== Military Records  ====
  
==== &nbsp;Military ====
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===== ''Civil War'' =====
  
 
*Civil War Veterans of Daviess County - [http://www.ingenweb.org/indaviess/military/civiVets.html INGen Web]  
 
*Civil War Veterans of Daviess County - [http://www.ingenweb.org/indaviess/military/civiVets.html INGen Web]  
 
*Daviess County, Indiana Military (Source: [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/daviess/militaryindex.html Genealogy Trails History Group])  
 
*Daviess County, Indiana Military (Source: [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/daviess/militaryindex.html Genealogy Trails History Group])  
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Daviess County, Indiana (Source: [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n39/mode/1up Internet Archive])  
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Daviess County, Indiana (Source: [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n39/mode/1up Internet Archive])  
*African-American Veterans in Daviess County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
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*African-American Veterans in Daviess County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
*World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
 
 
 
#World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Daviess County (Source: Explore [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Daviess+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 ancestry.com&nbsp;]for free) ($)
 
 
 
*World War II, 1941-1945&nbsp;
 
 
 
#Daviess County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/daviess1.htm AccessGenealogy]
 
  
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Civil War service men from Kosciusko County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Kosciusko County.  
 
 
<br>Civil War service men from Kosciusko County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Kosciusko County.  
 
  
 
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C, and Reorganized Company E  
 
*[[6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|6th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C, and Reorganized Company E  
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*''"Military History" Chaper 6 in History of Knox and Davis Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present&nbsp;: with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the ''colonial days of Vincennes, and its progress down to the formation of the state government (Chicago, Goodspeed Pub. Co) Page 644-674.&nbsp; &nbsp;977.23 H2g {{FHL|204804|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofknoxdav00good#page/648/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-knox-and-daviess-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-colonial-days-of-vincennes-and-its-progress-down-to-the-formation-of-the-state-government/oclc/47244874&referer=brief_results other libraries]
 
*''"Military History" Chaper 6 in History of Knox and Davis Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present&nbsp;: with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the ''colonial days of Vincennes, and its progress down to the formation of the state government (Chicago, Goodspeed Pub. Co) Page 644-674.&nbsp; &nbsp;977.23 H2g {{FHL|204804|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofknoxdav00good#page/648/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-knox-and-daviess-counties-indiana-from-the-earliest-time-to-the-present-with-biographical-sketches-reminiscences-notes-etc-together-with-an-extended-history-of-the-colonial-days-of-vincennes-and-its-progress-down-to-the-formation-of-the-state-government/oclc/47244874&referer=brief_results other libraries]
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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#World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Daviess County (Source: Explore [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Daviess+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 ancestry.com&nbsp;]for free) ($)
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
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#Daviess County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/daviess1.htm AccessGenealogy]
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Occupations  ====
 
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*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana (1938) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana (1938) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Daviess}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Daviess|461881}}
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==== Public Records ====
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
  
 
*Directory of Teachers (1936) ([http://www.indgensoc.org members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Directory of Teachers (1936) ([http://www.indgensoc.org members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[[Image:Daviess County Indiana Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Daviess County Indiana Courthouse.jpg]][http://www.daviesscounty.net/ Daviess&nbsp; County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 739; <br>Washington, IN 47501<br>Phone: 812.254.8664 <br> <br>
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and <br>court records from 1817. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Daviess County, Indiana 212 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Societies  =====
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'''Daviess County Historical Society'''<br>212 E Main St<br>PO Box 2341<br>Washington, IN 47501<br>Telephone Number: 812-257-0301 <br>Fax: 812-257-0301<br>E-mail: [mailto:dchistory@sbcglobal.net dchistory@sbcglobal.net]<br><br>
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'''Daviess Genealogical Society'''<br> 703 Front Street<br> Washington, IN 47501<br>[http://www.daviesscountyhistory.net/ Website]<br><br>
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Vincennes Indiana Family History Center|Vincennes Indiana Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
  
 
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax Repositories WC|Daviess}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{IN Vital Intro}}
  
 
*see Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/ Linkpendium] <br>
 
*see Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/ Linkpendium] <br>
  
*[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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===== Birth Records  =====
  
*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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===== Marriage Records  =====
  
*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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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*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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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <br>
  
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Daviess|465237}}
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/daviess-county/ Daviess County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/indaviess/index.html USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/indaviess/index.html USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Daviess|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Daviess|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/ Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Daviess/ Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 22:40, 11 May 2017

United States
Indiana
Daviess County

Guide to Daviess County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Daviess County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 24, 1816
County Seat Washington
Courthouse
Daviess County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
Address Daviess County Courthouse
PO Box 739;
Washington, IN 47501
Phone: 812.254.8664
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
 
Marriage
 
Death
 
Land
 
Probate
1882*
 
1817*
 
1882*
 
1817
 
1817
*For earlier dates, 

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries 

  • Parent Counties: Formed 24 December 1816 from Knox county [1]
  • County Seat: Washington [2]

Description

The county was named for Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daviess, U.S. District Attorney for Kentucky, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. The county seat is Daviess and the county was organized in 1818. [3]The County is located in the South-west part of the state.[4]

Neighboring Counties

Greene  • Martin  • Dubois  • Pike  • Knox

Daviess CountyKnox CountyGibson CountyPike CountyDubois CountyPerry CountyLawrence CountyMonroe CountyOwen CountyCaly CountyGreene CountySullivan CountyMartin CountyLawrence CountyRichland CountyEdwards CountyWabash CountyWayne CountyJasper CountyCumberland CountyClark CountyCrawford CountyINDaviess.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1879-- The courthouse was destroyed by fire and many records were lost. Marriage records and the index to probate and deed records were not destroyed.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
INGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Indiana Interment
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records

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

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.


Catholic

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.


Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.


  • History of Knox and Davis Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present : with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the colonial days of Vincennes, and its progress down to the formation of the state government (Chicago, Goodspeed Pub. Co) 977.23 H2g FHL Collection  INTERNET ARCHIVE   other libraries
  • Living Leaders, an Encyclopedia of Biography: Special Edition for Daviess and Martin Counties, Indiana. ([New York?]: American Pub. Co, 1897.)  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE

For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Indiana Local Histories.


Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Kosciusko County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Kosciusko County.


  • Daviess County, Indiana: Regiments in the Civil War - INGenWeb


Civil War Book

  • "Military History" Chaper 6 in History of Knox and Davis Counties, Indiana, from the earliest time to the present : with biographical sketches, reminiscences, notes, etc., together with an extended history of the colonial days of Vincennes, and its progress down to the formation of the state government (Chicago, Goodspeed Pub. Co) Page 644-674.   977.23 H2g FHL Collection  INTERNET ARCHIVE   other libraries
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
  1. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Daviess County (Source: Explore ancestry.com for free) ($)
World War II, 1941-1945
  1. Daviess County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Occupations

Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.


Online Records


Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records

Voter Registration

Repositories

Courthouse
Daviess County Indiana Courthouse.jpg
Daviess  County Courthouse
PO Box 739;
Washington, IN 47501
Phone: 812.254.8664

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and
court records from 1817. [6]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Daviess County Historical Society
212 E Main St
PO Box 2341
Washington, IN 47501
Telephone Number: 812-257-0301
Fax: 812-257-0301
E-mail: dchistory@sbcglobal.net

Daviess Genealogical Society
703 Front Street
Washington, IN 47501
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the Family History Center directory.

Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.


For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:


Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.


Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:



Websites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Daviess County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviess_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/daviess/ accessed 3/02/2017.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "DaviessCounty," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviess_County,_Indiana accessed 3/02/2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Igiindiana.pdf.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Daviess County, Indiana 212 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.