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Guide to '''Bourbon County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.
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Guide to '''Bourbon County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.<br>
 
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== Bourbon County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Bourbon County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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[http://www.bourbon.clerkinfo.net/ Bourbon County Courthouse]<br>310 Main Street<br>Paris, KY 40361<br>Phone: 606.987.2142<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bourbon County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.bourbon.clerkinfo.net/ Bourbon County Courthouse]<br>310 Main Street<br>Paris, KY 40361<br>Phone: 859.987.2142<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bourbon County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1785'''--Bourbon County was&nbsp;created 17 October 1785&nbsp;from [[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Paris <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1785'''--Bourbon County was&nbsp;created 17 October 1785&nbsp;from [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Paris <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ChronologicalMaps.html Chronological Changes Map] for Bourbon County
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Chronological Changes Map] for Bourbon County
  
*See an interactive map of Bourbon County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html 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  ====
  
'''1872--'''A disaster caused the loss of some records.  
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'''1872, 1901--'''Courthouse disasters caused the loss of some records.
  
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800
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'''Significant Events'''
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'''1801--''' Cane Ridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Home to a large camp meeting that drew thousands of people and had a lasting influence as one of the landmark events of the Second Great Awakening. The event was led by eighteen Presbyterian ministers, but numerous Methodist and Baptist preachers also spoke and assisted. The Second Great Awakening introduced new thoughts and opinions on religion.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Ridge,_Kentucky</ref>
  
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bath County, Kentucky|Bath]]  
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*[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bath]]  
*[[Clark County, Kentucky|Clark]]  
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*[[Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clark]]  
*[[Fayette County, Kentucky|Fayette]]  
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*[[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]]  
*[[Harrison County, Kentucky|Harrison]]  
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*[[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky Genealogy|Montgomery]]  
*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky|Nicholas]]  
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*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]  
*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
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*[[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]]
  
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Kybourbon.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Kybourbon.png|thumb|right|200px|Kybourbon.png]]  
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
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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|Bourbon}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Bourbon, 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=997&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://bourboncoky.info/CemeteriesMain.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/bourbon/cemetery.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bourbon.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=9 Kentucky Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|700492|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/CemeteriesMain.html Bourbon County Cemeteries ]with photos, names and stone photos.
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bourbon+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp;
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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=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.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=997 Findagrave.com]
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=997 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Bourbon County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Bourbon&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
*[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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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Bourbon-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Graveyards of Kentucky]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bourbon.html Bourbon 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;
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The following web sites have additional information on Bourbon county cemeteries.
  
*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|700492|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Bourbon County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3766&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bourbon 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=3766&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bourbon 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}}
  
 
===== '''''Baptist'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Baptist'''''  =====
  
 
====== '''''Associations'''''  ======
 
====== '''''Associations'''''  ======
 
*A file of ''Licking River Association Minutes (incl 1820)'' are at [http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/pbl.html The Primitive Baptist Library of Carthage, Illinois].
 
  
 
====== '''''Churches'''''  ======
 
====== '''''Churches'''''  ======
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
More than 100 genealogies have been published about Bourbon County families. To view a list, visit [[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy]].  
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More than 100 genealogies have been published about Bourbon County families. To view a list, visit [[Bourbon_County,_Kentucky_Genealogy|Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy]].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19994 Some of the descendants of Robert and Jane ( ) McCune of Bourbon and Nicholas County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== Immigration  ====
 
==== Immigration  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
'''''Land Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Land Grants and Patents'''''  
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*Virginia Land Office. [Index], Commonwealth's Grants or Patents [1779-1794, 1801 Now in Kentucky]. Original records, Virginia State Land Office, Richmond, Va. {{FHL|429171|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 7811 Item 1.}} [Some of the land was situated in Bourbon County.]  
 
*Virginia Land Office. [Index], Commonwealth's Grants or Patents [1779-1794, 1801 Now in Kentucky]. Original records, Virginia State Land Office, Richmond, Va. {{FHL|429171|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 7811 Item 1.}} [Some of the land was situated in Bourbon County.]  
 
*Kentucky Land Office - land patents  
 
*Kentucky Land Office - land patents  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/LandRecords.html Bourbon County Land Records ]- Surveys before 1800; Deed Books A, B &amp; C transcriptions, etc.
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*[http://bourboncoky.info/SurveyBk1.html Bourbon County Land Records ]- Surveys before 1800 (accessed 17 May 2014)
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*[http://bourboncoky.info/DeedIndex.html Bourbon County Property Records] links to Deed Books 1786-1902 (accessed 17 May 2014)
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*Everman, H.E. ''The History of Bourbon County, 1785-1865.'' n.p.: Bourbon Press, 1977.  
 
*Everman, H.E. ''The History of Bourbon County, 1785-1865.'' n.p.: Bourbon Press, 1977.  
 
*{{FHL|291952|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9423 H2e}}.  
 
*{{FHL|291952|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9423 H2e}}.  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8492 Bourbon, Harrison, Nicholas, and Scott Counties, Kentucky History] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16273 The Millers of Millersburg, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13362 The Duncans of Bourbon County, Kentucky ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19994 Some of the descendants of Robert and Jane ( ) McCune of Bourbon and Nicholas County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/MilitaryRecords.html Bourbon County Military ]websites and information
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*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/bourbon/military.htm Bourbon County Military]websites and information
  
 
===== French and Indian War  =====
 
===== French and Indian War  =====
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*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. {{FHL|127577|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b}}.
 
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. {{FHL|127577|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b}}.
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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://www.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://www.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://search.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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:- [[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, E, G, H, K and M.
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company G.
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:- [[18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company A, B, D and E.
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:- [[40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company E.
  
 
===== World War II  =====
 
===== World War II  =====
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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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*[https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)] Deaths, Obituaries, Marriages from '''The Bourbon News''', Millersburg, Kentucky for 1882
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
  
 
*'''1786-1871''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to R (1786-1871)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1786-1871''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to R (1786-1871)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/WillsEstatesIndex.html Bourbon County Wills and Estates ]- a variety of wills and related materials  
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[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/kentucky/bourbon-county-kentucky-wills.htm Bourbon County Wills and Estates ]- a variety of wills and related materials  
  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Bourbon County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Bourbon County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
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#[http://www.copies1918.com/bourbon-a.html Will Book A: 1786-1795]  
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/bourbon-a.html Will Book A: 1786-1795]  
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/bourbon-b.html Will Book B: 1795-1805]
 
#[http://www.copies1918.com/bourbon-b.html Will Book B: 1795-1805]
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Images of Wills, Inventories, Estates, Book A, 1786-1799 [https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers] ($)
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'''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
  
 
'''''London Court'''''  
 
'''''London Court'''''  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.]  
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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*'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1690559 FamilySearch] - free; {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.]  
 
*'''1790-1791''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names."]  
 
*'''1790-1791''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names."]  
 
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
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*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/MarriageRecordsIndex.html Bourbon County Marriages ]- marriage bonds 1786 - 1798; marriages 1786 - 1855, etc.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
  
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*'''1852-1859''' - Bourbon County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517081}} 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/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1874''' - Bourbon County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517082}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1786-1800''' - [http://www.frontierfolk.net/ramsha_research/Marriages/marriagessite.html Bourbon County Marriages ]- marriage bonds 1786 - 1798; marriages 1786 - 1800, etc.
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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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*'''1853-1860''' - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1853-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517081}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1879''' - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517083}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*''Kentucky Marriage Records, from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. {{FHL|346136|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9 V2km}}. [Includes marriages from Bourbon County.]  
 
*''Kentucky Marriage Records, from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. {{FHL|346136|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9 V2km}}. [Includes marriages from Bourbon County.]  
*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. {{FHL|439629|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 948631}}.
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*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. {{FHL|439629|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 948631}}.  
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*'''1786-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5611 Bourbon County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1786-1800] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29469 Marriage records for Bourbon County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*'''1911-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/How_to_Find_Kentucky_Death_Records Kentucky Death Records]
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ResourcesLinks.html Bourbon County Resources ]- 2 libraries (1 is DAR), Historical Society  
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== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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'''Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 951<br>Paris, Kentucky 40362<br>E-mail:[mailto:BourbonCountian@aol.com BourbonCountian@aol.com]<br>[http://frontierfolk.net/bourboncountian/ Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybcgs/resources.htm Bourbon County Resources] Historical Society  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/bourbon-county/ Bourbon County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/index.html Bourbon County KYGenWeb project]. Maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/index.html Bourbon County KYGenWeb project]. Maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*[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.  
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*[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/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Boone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Boone|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boone/ Boone County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boone/ Boone County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Bourbon-County.htm Bourbon County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:58, 22 December 2017

United States
Kentucky
Bourbon County

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

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Bourbon County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 17, 1785
County Seat Paris
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Bourbon County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1786 1852 1810 1786 1786
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Bourbon County Courthouse
310 Main Street
Paris, KY 40361
Phone: 859.987.2142[1]

Bourbon County Kentucky History

Parent County

1785--Bourbon County was created 17 October 1785 from Fayette County.
County seat: Paris [2]

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

1872, 1901--Courthouse disasters caused the loss of some records.

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800

Significant Events

1801-- Cane Ridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Home to a large camp meeting that drew thousands of people and had a lasting influence as one of the landmark events of the Second Great Awakening. The event was led by eighteen Presbyterian ministers, but numerous Methodist and Baptist preachers also spoke and assisted. The Second Great Awakening introduced new thoughts and opinions on religion.[3]

Bourbon County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Austerlitz Escondida Kiserton Paris
Blacks Crossroads Ewalt Crossroads Little Rock Plum
Brentsville Hopewell Middletown Ruddels Mills
Bunker Hill Hutchison Millersburg Shawhan
Cane Ridge Jacksonville Monterey Sidville
Clintonville Jackstown North Middletown Stony Point
Currentsville

Neighboring Counties

Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bourbon, 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 Bourbon county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
17907,837
180012,82563.6%
181018,00940.4%
182017,664−1.9%
183018,4364.4%
184014,478−21.5%
185014,466−0.1%
186014,8602.7%
187014,8630%
188015,9567.4%
189016,9766.4%
190018,0696.4%
191017,462−3.4%
192018,4185.5%
193018,060−1.9%
194017,932−0.7%
195017,752−1.0%
196018,1782.4%
197018,4761.6%
198019,4055.0%
199019,236−0.9%
200019,3600.6%
Est. 200719,8392.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21017.txt



1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bourbon County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

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

1800 - Lost, but a substitute is available:

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.

Baptist
Associations
Churches

•   Baptist History Homepage - transcriptions of a large number of church annual meeting      minutes, Baptist newspapers, etc.

Presbyterian

Court

Genealogy

More than 100 genealogies have been published about Bourbon County families. To view a list, visit Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy.

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

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.

Land Grants and Patents

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bourbon 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

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies a Bourbon County veteran; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War
  • Bell, Annie W.B. Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky. 1934. FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b.
War of 1812
  • Bell, Annie W.B. Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky. 1934. FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b.
Civil War

Online Records


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

- 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, E, G, H, K and M.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G.
- 18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company A, B, D and E.
- 40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company E.
World War II
  • Bourbon County Woman's Club (Paris, Ky.). Bourbon County Men and Women Who Served in World War Two. Digital version at Kentuckiana Digital Library.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers


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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Bourbon 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.

Bourbon County Wills and Estates - a variety of wills and related materials

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Bourbon County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book A: 1786-1795
  2. Will Book B: 1795-1805

Images of Wills, Inventories, Estates, Book A, 1786-1799 Kentucky Pioneers ($)

Online Probate Records

London Court

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

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.

  • 1787 - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at FamilySearch - free; FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • 1790-1791 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names."]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[9] digitized by Ancestry ($).

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 Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Bourbon 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..

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Bourbon County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517081 at FamilySearch - free.[10]
  • 1874 - Bourbon County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517082 at FamilySearch - free.
Marriage
Death

Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogical Society
PO Box 951
Paris, Kentucky 40362
E-mail:BourbonCountian@aol.com
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.

Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bourbon County, Kentucky page 268, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Ridge,_Kentucky
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  6. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  7. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  8. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  9. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.
  11. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  12. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.