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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Marion_County,_Kentucky|Marion County]]''
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Guide to '''Marion County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Marion County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Marion County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Marion County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Marion County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>  
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[[Image:{{KYMarioncourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYMarioncourthouse}}]]  
  
[http://www.marioncounty.ky.gov/ Marion County Courthouse]<br>120 W Main<br>Lebanon, KY 40033<br>Phone: 270.692.2651<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.marioncounty.ky.gov/ Marion County Courthouse]<br>120 W Main<br>Lebanon, KY 40033<br>Phone: 270.692.2651<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Francis Marion.JPG]]  
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[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|150px]]  
  
 
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1834'''--Marion County was created 25 January 1834&nbsp;from [[Washington County, Kentucky|Washington]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Lebanon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1834'''--Marion County was created 25 January 1834&nbsp;from [[Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy|Washington]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Lebanon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1863--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records.  
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'''1863--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Boyle County, Kentucky|Boyle]]  
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*[[Boyle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyle]]  
*[[Casey County, Kentucky|Casey]]  
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*[[Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy|Casey]]  
*[[Larue County, Kentucky|Larue]]  
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*[[Larue County, Kentucky Genealogy|Larue]]  
*[[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson]]  
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*[[Nelson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nelson]]  
*[[Taylor County, Kentucky|Taylor]]  
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*[[Taylor County, Kentucky Genealogy|Taylor]]  
*[[Washington County, Kentucky|Washington]]
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*[[Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy|Washington]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kymarion.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymarion.png]]  
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[[Image:Kymarion.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Marion}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Marion, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1066&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/marion/cemeteries.htm KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/marion/toc.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/marion.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=75 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|436871|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Marion+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1066 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Marion&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Marion county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Marion.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/marion.html Marion 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://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
 
 
*[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  
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*[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  
*[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
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1066 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*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;Marion 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;Marion 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.
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
*'''[Craven]''' Craven, Patricia. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=title&searchCriteria=The+Craven+Clan+of+Southwestern+Pennsylvania&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties ]Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry''. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988.&nbsp;
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*'''[Craven]''' Craven, Patricia. ''[https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=672506&disp=The+Craven+clan+of+southwestern+Pennsylv The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties ]Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry''. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company D.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, D, E, F and H.
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:- [[12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies D, E and M.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies F, H and I.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Wolford's Cavalry) (Union)|1st Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Wolford's Cavalry) (Union)]], Company A.
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:- [[8th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|8th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Companies C, D, E, F, G, H and I.
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:- [[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies C, D, K, L and M.
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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{{KY Probate Intro}} '''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1863-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 4 (1863-1949)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1863-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 4 (1863-1949)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*'''1852-1858''' - Marion County Birth Index 1852-1858. Batch {{IGI|C517711}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Marion County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517712}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Marion County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517713}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1852-1858''' - Marion County Marriage Index 1852-1858. Batch {{IGI|M517711}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1875''' - Marion County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517714}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876''' - Marion County Marriage Index 1876. Batch {{IGI|M517715}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Death =====
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[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
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
 
 
*[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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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
*Marion County Historical Society<br>326 N. Harrison<br>Lebanon, KY 40033  
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'''Marion County Historical Society'''<br>326 N. Harrison<br>Lebanon, KY 40033<br><br>
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'''Marion County Historical Society'''<br>464 North Spalding Avenue<br>Lebanon 40033<br><br>
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'''Marion County Heritage Center and Historical Society'''<br>120 West Main Street<br>PO Box 831<br>Lebanon KY 40033<br>Telephone: 270-699-9455<br>E-mail[mailto:info@mcheritagecenter.org info@mcheritagecenter.org]<br>[http://mcheritagecenter.org/ Website]<br><br>
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*[http://marioncopublic.org/ Marion County Public Library]<br>201 East Main Street<br>Lebanon, KY 40033<br>Phone: (270) 692-4698  
 
*[http://marioncopublic.org/ Marion County Public Library]<br>201 East Main Street<br>Lebanon, KY 40033<br>Phone: (270) 692-4698  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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*Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies [http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html KYGenWeb]
  
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/marion-county/ Marion County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Marion|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Marion|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Marion/ Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Marion/ Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Marion-County.htm Marion County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 21:36, 28 February 2017

United States
Kentucky
Marion County

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

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Marion County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Marion County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 25, 1834
County Seat Lebanon
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1852
1852
1852
1840
1863
1863
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Marion County Courthouse, Lebanon, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Marion County Courthouse
120 W Main
Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone: 270.692.2651[1]

History

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1834--Marion County was created 25 January 1834 from Washington County.
County seat: Lebanon [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1863--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arbuckle (hist.) Dant Loretto Riley
Barbours Mill Pike (hist.) Frogtown Lower Logan (hist.) Rush Branch
Belltown Gandertown Nerinx Saint Francis
Beantown (hist.) Gravel Switch New Market Saint Mary
Bradfordsville Greenbriar Peck Ford Saint Rose Pike
Burkes Spring Holy Cross Penick Salleetown
Calvary Horseshoe Bend (hist.) Phillipsburg Whippoorwill
Cambron (hist.) Jessietown Poplar Corner
Cherry Run (hist.) Lebanon Raywick
Clear Creek (hist.) Logan (hist.) Ridge (hist.)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. All can be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Marion, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Marion county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
184011,032
185011,7656.6%
186012,5937.0%
187012,8381.9%
188014,69314.4%
189015,6486.5%
190016,2904.1%
191016,3300.2%
192015,527−4.9%
193015,499−0.2%
194016,9139.1%
195017,2121.8%
196016,887−1.9%
197016,714−1.0%
198017,9107.2%
199016,499−7.9%
200018,21210.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21155.txt

For tips on accessing Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

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

Land

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.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company D.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, D, E, F and H.
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies D, E and M.
- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies F, H and I.
- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Wolford's Cavalry) (Union), Company A.
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies C, D, E, F, G, H and I.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies C, D, K, L and M.
World War I
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions. Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1858 - Marion County Birth Index 1852-1858. Batch C517711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Marion County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517712 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875 - Marion County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517713 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Marion County Historical Society
326 N. Harrison
Lebanon, KY 40033

Marion County Historical Society
464 North Spalding Avenue
Lebanon 40033

Marion County Heritage Center and Historical Society
120 West Main Street
PO Box 831
Lebanon KY 40033
Telephone: 270-699-9455
E-mailinfo@mcheritagecenter.org
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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.