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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Knox County''' <br>  
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Guide to '''Knox 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 = Knox County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1790 | founded date = June 20 | seat = Hettinger | building image = | building address = [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2929.htm Knox County Courthouse]<br>101 N 7th Street<br>Vincennes, IN 47591<br>Phone: 812.885.2521 <br>[http://www.knoxcounty.in.gov/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Knox County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Knox County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Knox County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Knox County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Knox County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1806*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1783</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1790</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates,'''
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try... [[Knox County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Knox County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Knox County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Knox County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1790 | founded date = June 20 | seat = Hettinger | building image = | building address = [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Indiana&county=Knox Knox County Courthouse]<br>101 N 7th Street<br>Vincennes, IN 47591<br>Phone: 812.885.2521 <br>[http://www.Knoxcounty.us/ '''Knox County Website'''] }}  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Henry Knox.JPG|thumb|right|150px|Henry Knox.JPG]]
  
[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Indiana&county=Knox Knox County Courthouse]<br>101 N 7th Street<br>Vincennes, IN 47591<br>Phone: 812.885.2521 <br>  
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The county is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox General Henry Knox] (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.<ref>"Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.</ref>  
  
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1807. <br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1836. <br>County Recorder has land records. Township Trustees have burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from unorganized territory in 1790.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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*'''County Seat:''' Vincennes<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Knox County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
== History  ==
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==== Description ====
  
[[Image:Henry Knox.JPG|thumb|right|150px|Henry Knox.JPG]]
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The county was named for Major General Henry Knox, U.S. Secretary of War. The County Seat is Vincennes and was founded 1790.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Johnson County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/johnson/ 3/29/2017.</ref> It is located in the Southwest area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Indiana 3/29/2017.</ref>
  
The county is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox General Henry Knox] (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.<ref>"Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Parent County ====
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[[Gibson County, Indiana Genealogy|Gibson]] {{•}} [[Pike County, Indiana Genealogy|Pike]] {{•}} [[Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy|Daviess]] {{•}} [[Greene County, Indiana Genealogy|Greene]] {{•}} [[Sullivan County, Indiana Genealogy|Sullivan]] {{•}} [[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford]] {{•}} [[Lawrence County, Illinois Genealogy|Lawrence]] {{•}} [[Wabash County, Illinois Genealogy|Wabash]]
  
'''1790--'''Knox County was created 20 June 1790&nbsp;from the Northwest Territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Vincennes <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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<center>{{INKnox,Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== 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  ====
  
 
'''January 1814''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
 
'''January 1814''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire+}}
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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=== Resources  ===
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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==== Bible Records  ====
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
== Places/Localities ==
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==== Biographies ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*[[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford County, Illinois]]  
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*[[Gibson County, Indiana|Gibson]]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[[Greene County, Indiana|Greene]]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence County, Illinois]]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[[Pike County, Indiana|Pike]]  
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*[[Sullivan County, Indiana|Sullivan]]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=833&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
*[[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash County, Illinois]]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|462893|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=833 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inknox/cemetery/index.html INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Knox+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=Knox&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/knox/cemeteries.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/knox.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/US/in/knox.htm Indiana Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/ Linkpendium]
  
== Resources ==
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==== Census Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Knox County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*Knox county Indiana Cemetery records&nbsp;- [http://ingenweb.org/inknox/cemindex.htm USGenWeb]
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==== Church Records  ====
*- see- Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/ Linkpendium]
 
  
==== Census  ====
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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
{{Census|Indiana}}
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===== Catholic  =====
  
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Knox County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Evangelical Church =====
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[https://bethelchurch-indiana.com/ Bethel Church], Edwardsport, IN
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* Online database contains [https://bethelchurch-indiana.com/baptism.php baptismal], [https://bethelchurch-indiana.com/confirmation.php confirmation], [https://bethelchurch-indiana.com/marriage.php marriage], and [https://bethelchurch-indiana.com/funeral.php funeral] records.  Baptismal, marriage, and funeral records start in 1857, confirmation records start in 1851.
  
==== Church  ====
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Vincennes
 
*Vincennes
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church End}}
  
==== Land  ====
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{{IN Church Repositories|Knox|461921}}
  
*- see - Land Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/ Linkpendium]
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==== Court Records ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups  ====
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Register of Negro Slaves and Masters for 1805-1807: Knox County, Indiana Territory [Abstracted by June and Ruth Barekman]. - Chicago, Ill. : Bar(r)ackman-Ba(r)rickman-Barkman-Berekman Family Association, 1970. - 5 leaves. F3532.K6 B33 Register made from film at Fort Wayne Indiana Public Library; agreements between slaves and masters were found at Knox County, Ind. Court House at Vincennes.
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Histories  ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
 
*''History of Knox and Daviess County, 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''. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.) 977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|204804|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-knox-and-daviess-county-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/1626006&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofknoxdav00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
 
*''History of Knox and Daviess County, 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''. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.) 977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|204804|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-knox-and-daviess-county-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/1626006&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofknoxdav00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
  
 
*History of Knox County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*History of Knox County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/hist/ Linkpendium]
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}}
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*- see - Land Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/ Linkpendium]
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{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Knox|331217}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Indiana]
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
*List of some Knox County residence who enlisted during Civil&nbsp; War&nbsp;- [http://ingenweb.org/inknox/civilwar.htm Knox INGen Web]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/knox/military.html Knox USGenWeb]  
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Knox County, Indiana (Source:[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n112/mode/1up Internet Archive])  
 
*List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Knox County, Indiana (Source:[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso01buregoog#page/n112/mode/1up Internet Archive])  
 
*African American Veterans in Knox County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*African American Veterans in Knox County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
*Military of Knox County (Source: [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/knox/military.html Genealogy Trails History Group])  
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*Military of Knox County (Source: [http://genealogytrails.com/ind/knox/military.html Genealogy Trails History Group])
*World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918&nbsp;
 
  
#World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Knox County (Source: Explore [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Knox+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry. com]) ($)
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'''Civil War '''
 
 
*World War II, 1941-1945&nbsp;
 
 
 
#Knox County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/knox1.htm AccessGenealogy]) <br>
 
 
 
Civil War  
 
  
 
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Knox 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&nbsp;Knox County.  
 
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Knox 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&nbsp;Knox County.  
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*[[143rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|143rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and C  
 
*[[143rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|143rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and C  
 
*[[151st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|151st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H  
 
*[[151st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|151st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H  
*[[13th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry|13th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry]], Company O&nbsp; <ref>"Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Daviess County, 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''. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.),( page 228; Regiment,Companies)977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|204804|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-knox-and-daviess-county-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/1626006&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results other libraries] [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofknoxdav00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]</ref>  
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*[[13th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry|13th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry]], Company O&nbsp; <ref>"Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Daviess County, 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''. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.),( page 228; Regiment,Companies)977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|204804|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-knox-and-daviess-county-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/1626006referer=brief_results other libraries] [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofknoxdav00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]</ref>  
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company E, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
 
*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Company E, and Addition Recruits for Colored Troops <br>
  
<br>Civil War Books
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''Civil War Books ''
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*''"Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Daviess County, 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''. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.),&nbsp;( page 204-212; Regiment,&nbsp;Companies)&nbsp;977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|204804|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-knox-and-daviess-county-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/1626006&referer=brief_results other libraries] [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofknoxdav00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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'''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'''
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*World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Knox County (Source: Explore [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Indiana.Knox+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry. com]) ($)
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'''World War II, 1941-1945'''
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*Knox County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/indiana/knox1.htm AccessGenealogy]) <br>
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Knox}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Knox|346043}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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*Students and Teachers of Vincennes High School (1924) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Teachers for Knox County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*''"Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Daviess County, 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''. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.),&nbsp;( page 204-212; Regiment,&nbsp;Companies)&nbsp;977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|204804|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-knox-and-daviess-county-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/1626006&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofknoxdav00chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*See - Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/ Linkpendium]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
  
==== School Records ====
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===== Courthouse =====
  
*Students and Teachers of Vincennes High School (1924) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Indiana&county=Knox Knox County Courthouse]<br>101 N 7th Street<br>Vincennes, IN 47591<br>Phone: 812.885.2521 <br>
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County Health Department has birth and death records from 1807. <br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1836. <br>County Recorder has land records. Township Trustees have burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Indiana 214 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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*[[Vincennes Indiana Family History Center|Vincennes Indiana Family History Center]]
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{{IN Tax Records Repositories|Knox|903505}}
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives] <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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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>  
  
*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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*'''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>
  
*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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*'''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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*- see - Vital Records - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/ Linkpendium]
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920}} - FamilySearch <br>
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Vincennes Indiana Family History Center]]&nbsp;
 
  
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*[http://ingenweb.org/inknox/index.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/knox-county/ Knox County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Knox|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/knox/knox.html USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Indiana%2C%20Knox|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/ Knox County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Knox/ Knox County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
== References  ==
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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Latest revision as of 18:06, 20 July 2017

United States
Indiana
Knox County

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

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Knox County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 20, 1790
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Knox County Courthouse
101 N 7th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: 812.885.2521
Website
Adopt-a-wiki page
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1806*
1882*
1783
1790
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Henry Knox.JPG

The county is named for General Henry Knox (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.[1]

  • Parent Counties: Formed from unorganized territory in 1790.[2]
  • County Seat: Vincennes[3]

Description

The county was named for Major General Henry Knox, U.S. Secretary of War. The County Seat is Vincennes and was founded 1790.[4] It is located in the Southwest area of the state. [5]

Neighboring Counties

Gibson  • Pike  • Daviess  • Greene  • Sullivan  • Crawford  • Lawrence  • Wabash


Knox CountySullivan CountyClay CountySpencer CountyGibson CountyDubois CountyMartin CountyGreene CountyClark CountyOwen CountyDaviess CountyPike CountyJasper CountyClay CountyWayne CountyEdwards CountyVigo CountyWabash CountyRichland CountyLawrence CountyCrawford CountyCumberland CountyWarrick CountyINKnox.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

January 1814 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

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 Knox 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
Evangelical Church

Bethel Church, Edwardsport, IN

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Vincennes

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 Knox County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Register of Negro Slaves and Masters for 1805-1807: Knox County, Indiana Territory [Abstracted by June and Ruth Barekman]. - Chicago, Ill. : Bar(r)ackman-Ba(r)rickman-Barkman-Berekman Family Association, 1970. - 5 leaves. F3532.K6 B33 Register made from film at Fort Wayne Indiana Public Library; agreements between slaves and masters were found at Knox County, Ind. Court House at Vincennes.

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • History of Knox and Daviess County, 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. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.) 977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE

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 Knox County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Knox 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 Knox County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Daviess County, 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. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.), ( page 204-212; Regiment, Companies) 977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book  FHL Collection   other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE

World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918

  • World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Knox County (Source: Explore Ancestry. com) ($)

World War II, 1941-1945

  • Knox County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)

Naturalization and Citizenship

Obituaries

Periodicals

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 Knox County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Knox County Courthouse
101 N 7th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: 812.885.2521

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1807.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1836.
County Recorder has land records. Township Trustees have burial records. [7]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
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 Knox County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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



Places

Websites

References

  1. "Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Knox County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Johnson County, Indiana Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/johnson/ 3/29/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Indiana 3/29/2017.
  6. "Military History" Chapter 9 in History of Knox and Daviess County, 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. (1975. Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.),( page 228; Regiment,Companies)977.23 H2g FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Knox County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.