Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Founded December 14, 1798
County Seat Burkesville
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Quick Dates

Cumberland County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Cumberland County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

 
Cumberland County Courthouse PO Box 275
Burkesville, KY 42717-0275
Phone: 270.864.3726

County Clerk has some marriage records 1882-1923 and from 1927, probate records from 1815 and land records from 1799; Clerk Circuit Court has probate records from from 1968, divorce and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1798--Cumberland County was created 14 December 1798 from Green County.  County seat: Burkesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865, 1933--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Amandaville Cloyds Landing Hegira Modoc
Arat Dougan Town Judio Peytonsburg
Ashlock Dubre Kettle Stalcup
Bakerton Ellington Leslie Tanbark
Bow Frogue Littrell Waterview
Burkesville Green Grove Long Ridge
Claywell Grider Marrowbone











Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18003,284
18106,19188.5%
18208,05830.2%
18308,6247.0%
18406,090−29.4%
18507,00515.0%
18607,3404.8%
18707,6904.8%
18808,89415.7%
18908,452−5.0%
19008,9626.0%
19109,8469.9%
192010,6488.1%
193010,204−4.2%
194011,92316.8%
19509,309−21.9%
19607,835−15.8%
19706,850−12.6%
19807,2896.4%
19906,784−6.9%
20007,1475.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21057.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

Families of Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy are discussed in:

  • [Cheatham] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986).
  • [Warriner] Mireles, Dana Ann. "Jacob Warriner, Sr., of Buckingham County, Virginia: His Children and His Parents," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):83-93. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, Kentucky page 270, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).