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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Mason_County,_Kentucky|Mason County]]''
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Guide to '''Mason County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Mason_County,_Kentucky|Mason County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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Mason County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Mason County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1789</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1810</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1789</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Mason County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1790</center>
 
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852  
 
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[[Image:Mason County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Mason County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]
 
 
== County Courthouse ==
 
  
[[Image:Mason County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]
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[http://www.masoncountykentucky.com/articles/home.asp Mason County Courthouse]<br>219 Stanley Reed Street<br>Maysville, KY 41056-0234<br>Phone: 606.564.3341<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mason 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Mason County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Mason County [http://www.kentucky.n2genealogy.com/ky-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Bates  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kymason.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymason.png]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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<br>'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Mason_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [[Mason County, Kentucky#Taxation|Taxation]].  
  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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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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===== Bibliography  =====
 
===== Bibliography  =====
  
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*'''[Anderson]''' Black, William. "Stokes-Anderson of Lunenburg County," in John Bennett Boddie, ed., ''Historical Southern Families'', Vol. 2 (Redwood City, Calif., 1958), 217-225.
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*'''[Anderson]''' Darnel, Michael R. "Which James Anderson Married Elizabeth Ligon?" ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):163-170. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995)}}.
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*'''[Asbury]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''[Beeler]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.
 
*'''[Bell]''' Ball, Helen A. ''Bell Family: The Bells of Mason County, Kentucky, Charles Bell and Daniel Bell, Including Descendants and Some Related Families''. East Lansing, Mich.: H.A. Ball, 1981. {{FHL|350511|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B413bh}}  
 
*'''[Bell]''' Ball, Helen A. ''Bell Family: The Bells of Mason County, Kentucky, Charles Bell and Daniel Bell, Including Descendants and Some Related Families''. East Lansing, Mich.: H.A. Ball, 1981. {{FHL|350511|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B413bh}}  
 
*'''[Collier]''' Boss, Lula Reed. ''Captain Thomas Collier of Charlotte County, Virginia, Including Records of Mason County, Kentucky''. MSS. Microfilmed 1956. {{FHL|317901|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 157151 Item 2}}  
 
*'''[Collier]''' Boss, Lula Reed. ''Captain Thomas Collier of Charlotte County, Virginia, Including Records of Mason County, Kentucky''. MSS. Microfilmed 1956. {{FHL|317901|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 157151 Item 2}}  
 
*'''[Day]''' DeVerter, Ruth Hendricks. ''The Day and Hendrix(cks) Families: Including Poe and Allied Lines: Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Baltimore and Cecil Counties, Maryland; Bracken and Mason Counties, Kentucky; Brown and Clermont County, Ohio; Wayne and Hendricks Counties, Indiana''. Multi-volume. Baytown, Texas: R.H. DeVerter, 1963. {{FHL|39771|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H384d v. 3}}  
 
*'''[Day]''' DeVerter, Ruth Hendricks. ''The Day and Hendrix(cks) Families: Including Poe and Allied Lines: Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Baltimore and Cecil Counties, Maryland; Bracken and Mason Counties, Kentucky; Brown and Clermont County, Ohio; Wayne and Hendricks Counties, Indiana''. Multi-volume. Baytown, Texas: R.H. DeVerter, 1963. {{FHL|39771|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H384d v. 3}}  
*'''[Flinn]''' Taylor, Evelyn M. ''The Family of John Flinn (abt 1793) - Rebecca Reeves (abt 1795) of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Taylor, R.J.Jr. Foundation, 1997. {{FHL|820466|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 F646t}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH40,102074 Family History Archives].  
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*'''[Flinn]''' Taylor, Evelyn M. ''The Family of John Flinn (abt 1793) - Rebecca Reeves (abt 1795) of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Taylor, R.J.Jr. Foundation, 1997. {{FHL|820466|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 F646t}}; digital version at {{FSbook|73412}} .  
 
*'''[Heflin]''' Heflin, Donald L. ''Reuben Heflin of Somewhere in Virginia to Mason, Fleming &amp; Mason counties, KY, 1785-1863''. Georgetown, Ky.: D.L. Heflin, 1995. {{FHL|763416|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H361hdd}}  
 
*'''[Heflin]''' Heflin, Donald L. ''Reuben Heflin of Somewhere in Virginia to Mason, Fleming &amp; Mason counties, KY, 1785-1863''. Georgetown, Ky.: D.L. Heflin, 1995. {{FHL|763416|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H361hdd}}  
 
*'''[Levi]''' Pearson, Spencer. ''Of Turkeys and Eagles''. Corpus Christi, Texas: S. Pearson, 1998. {{FHL|693671|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P318p}}  
 
*'''[Levi]''' Pearson, Spencer. ''Of Turkeys and Eagles''. Corpus Christi, Texas: S. Pearson, 1998. {{FHL|693671|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P318p}}  
*'''[McCracken] '''Everett, Jeanne McCracken. ''McCracken Family Records: Descendants of John McCracken and Elizabeth Wood 1784-1984: John McCracken &amp; Elizabeth Wood were Married 1784 in Frederick, Maryland; Resided 1788-1817 in Mason County, Kentucky; and after 1817 in Daviess County, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1990. {{FHL|424643|item|disp=FHL Film beg. 1674175 Item 9}}  
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*'''[McCracken] '''Everett, Jeanne McCracken. ''McCracken Family Records: Descendants of John McCracken and Elizabeth Wood 1784-1984: John McCracken &amp; Elizabeth Wood were Married 1784 in Frederick, Maryland; Resided 1788-1817 in Mason County, Kentucky; and after 1817 in Daviess County, Indiana''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1990. {{FHL|424643|item|disp=FHL Film beg. 1674175 Item 9}}.
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*'''[Marshall]''' Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. ''A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families.'' San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/genealogyofbufor00bufo Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[Marshall]''' Prewitt, John Marshall. ''Marshall of King George Co., Va. and Mason Co., Ky: Berry -- Kercheval -- Roy and Connected Families''. Cincinnati, Ohio: J.M. Prewitt, 2002. {{FHL|1120800|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M355pj}}  
 
*'''[Marshall]''' Prewitt, John Marshall. ''Marshall of King George Co., Va. and Mason Co., Ky: Berry -- Kercheval -- Roy and Connected Families''. Cincinnati, Ohio: J.M. Prewitt, 2002. {{FHL|1120800|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M355pj}}  
 
*'''[Matthews]''' Matthews, Mitchell Dudley. ''Walter Matthews (1845-1930) of May's Lick, Mason County, Kentucky and His Descendants''. 1968. {{FHL|131770|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 353}}  
 
*'''[Matthews]''' Matthews, Mitchell Dudley. ''Walter Matthews (1845-1930) of May's Lick, Mason County, Kentucky and His Descendants''. 1968. {{FHL|131770|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 353}}  
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*'''[Reeves]''' Taylor, Evelyn M. ''The Family of Samuel Reeves, Sr. (1770/1780) - 1850: of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana''. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.M. Taylor, 1997. {{FHL|820467|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R259t}}  
 
*'''[Reeves]''' Taylor, Evelyn M. ''The Family of Samuel Reeves, Sr. (1770/1780) - 1850: of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana''. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.M. Taylor, 1997. {{FHL|820467|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R259t}}  
 
*'''[Robinson]''' Robinson, John Bunyan. ''The Adin Robinson Family and Collaterals.'' Libertyville, Ill., 1904. {{FHL|324364|item|disp=FHL Film 856108 Item 4}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=dtBPAAAAMAAJ Google Books].  
 
*'''[Robinson]''' Robinson, John Bunyan. ''The Adin Robinson Family and Collaterals.'' Libertyville, Ill., 1904. {{FHL|324364|item|disp=FHL Film 856108 Item 4}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=dtBPAAAAMAAJ Google Books].  
*'''[Rust]''' Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. ''Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940''. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. {{FHL|5485|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R922re}}.
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*'''[Rust]''' Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. ''Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940''. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. {{FHL|5485|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R922re}}.  
 
*'''[Tarvin]''' Torrey Alice Ellenor Herndon and Ronald Brennan. ''Tarvin Family Connections: Including Cowgill and Cracraft Families of Mason County and Campbell Co., Ky.'' Wilder, Ky.: R. Brennan, 1977. {{FHL|120223|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T179ta}}  
 
*'''[Tarvin]''' Torrey Alice Ellenor Herndon and Ronald Brennan. ''Tarvin Family Connections: Including Cowgill and Cracraft Families of Mason County and Campbell Co., Ky.'' Wilder, Ky.: R. Brennan, 1977. {{FHL|120223|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T179ta}}  
 
*'''[Walton]''' Walton, Matt Savage. ''Chart, Direct Line of Descent and Other Documents Pertaining to the Walton Family of Mason County and Lexington, Kentucky''. Typescript, 1940s. {{FHL|767568|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W173wm}}  
 
*'''[Walton]''' Walton, Matt Savage. ''Chart, Direct Line of Descent and Other Documents Pertaining to the Walton Family of Mason County and Lexington, Kentucky''. Typescript, 1940s. {{FHL|767568|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W173wm}}  
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==== 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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H.
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:- [[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H.
  
 
==== 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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*'''1791-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to Z (1791-1924)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1790]''' 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]. ["1 volume of 1790 was used." (p. 2)]
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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*'''1790''' - 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]. ["1 volume of 1790 was used." (p. 2)]  
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*'''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] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Mason County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517731}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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''' - Mason County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517732}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1789-1805''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1789-1805. Batch {{IGI|M539871}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1806-1819''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1806-1819. Batch {{IGI|M539872}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1820-1837''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1820-1837. Batch {{IGI|M539873}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1855''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1852-1855. Batch {{IGI|M539876}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1860''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M539875}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1861''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517731}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1859-1864''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1859-1864. Batch {{IGI|M539878}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1864-1866''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1864-1866. Batch {{IGI|M539879}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1866-1872''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1866-1872. Batch {{IGI|M539881}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1866-1897''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1866-1897. Batch {{IGI|M539887}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1866-1949''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1866-1949. Batch {{IGI|M539886}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1872-1879''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1872-1879. Batch {{IGI|M539882}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1879-1885''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1879-1885. Batch {{IGI|M539883}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1885-1892''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1885-1892. Batch {{IGI|M539884}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1892-1896''' - Mason County Marriage Index 1892-1896. Batch {{IGI|M539885}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*''Marriage Bonds, Mason County, Kentucky.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|938547}} - free.
 
*[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  
 
*[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/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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
 
<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
 
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Guide to Mason County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded November 5, 1788
County Seat Maysville
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Beginning Dates for Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1789
1852
1810
1789
1790
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Mason County Courthouse
219 Stanley Reed Street
Maysville, KY 41056-0234
Phone: 606.564.3341[1]

History

Parent County

1788--Mason County was created 5 November 1788 from Bourbon County.
County seat: Maysville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Mason County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bates Manley (hist.) Old Washington South Ripley
Charlestown Bottom (hist.) Marshall Orangeburg Springdale
Country Club Heights Mays Lick Plumville Taylors Mill
Dexter (hist.) Maysville Rectorville Washington
Dover Minerva Sardis Weedonia
Fernleaf Moranburg Shannon
Helena Mount Gilead Shawnee Hill
Lewisburg Murphysville Somo

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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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.
17902,729
180012,182346.4%
181012,4592.3%
182013,5889.1%
183016,19919.2%
184015,719−3.0%
185018,34416.7%
186018,222−0.7%
187018,126−0.5%
188020,46912.9%
189020,7731.5%
190020,446−1.6%
191018,611−9.0%
192017,760−4.6%
193018,8626.2%
194019,0661.1%
195018,486−3.0%
196018,454−0.2%
197017,273−6.4%
198017,7652.8%
199016,666−6.2%
200016,8000.8%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21161.txt

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

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

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
  • [Anderson] Black, William. "Stokes-Anderson of Lunenburg County," in John Bennett Boddie, ed., Historical Southern Families, Vol. 2 (Redwood City, Calif., 1958), 217-225.
  • [Anderson] Darnel, Michael R. "Which James Anderson Married Elizabeth Ligon?" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):163-170. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Asbury] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Bell] Ball, Helen A. Bell Family: The Bells of Mason County, Kentucky, Charles Bell and Daniel Bell, Including Descendants and Some Related Families. East Lansing, Mich.: H.A. Ball, 1981. FHL Book 929.273 B413bh
  • [Collier] Boss, Lula Reed. Captain Thomas Collier of Charlotte County, Virginia, Including Records of Mason County, Kentucky. MSS. Microfilmed 1956. FHL Film 157151 Item 2
  • [Day] DeVerter, Ruth Hendricks. The Day and Hendrix(cks) Families: Including Poe and Allied Lines: Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Baltimore and Cecil Counties, Maryland; Bracken and Mason Counties, Kentucky; Brown and Clermont County, Ohio; Wayne and Hendricks Counties, Indiana. Multi-volume. Baytown, Texas: R.H. DeVerter, 1963. FHL Book 929.273 H384d v. 3
  • [Flinn] Taylor, Evelyn M. The Family of John Flinn (abt 1793) - Rebecca Reeves (abt 1795) of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana. Salt Lake City, Utah: Taylor, R.J.Jr. Foundation, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 F646t; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online .
  • [Heflin] Heflin, Donald L. Reuben Heflin of Somewhere in Virginia to Mason, Fleming & Mason counties, KY, 1785-1863. Georgetown, Ky.: D.L. Heflin, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 H361hdd
  • [Levi] Pearson, Spencer. Of Turkeys and Eagles. Corpus Christi, Texas: S. Pearson, 1998. FHL Book 929.273 P318p
  • [McCracken] Everett, Jeanne McCracken. McCracken Family Records: Descendants of John McCracken and Elizabeth Wood 1784-1984: John McCracken & Elizabeth Wood were Married 1784 in Frederick, Maryland; Resided 1788-1817 in Mason County, Kentucky; and after 1817 in Daviess County, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1990. FHL Film beg. 1674175 Item 9.
  • [Marshall] Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Marshall] Prewitt, John Marshall. Marshall of King George Co., Va. and Mason Co., Ky: Berry -- Kercheval -- Roy and Connected Families. Cincinnati, Ohio: J.M. Prewitt, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 M355pj
  • [Matthews] Matthews, Mitchell Dudley. Walter Matthews (1845-1930) of May's Lick, Mason County, Kentucky and His Descendants. 1968. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 353
  • [Owens] Owens, David Hatfield. Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties). Ann Arbor, Mich.: D.H. Owens, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 Ow2od 1991
  • [Prichard] Prichard, Paul Preston. The Prichard Family: History and Genealogy of the Descendants, Antecedents and Collateral Relatives of Harmon and Nancy Purcell Prichard of Mason County, Kentucky. El Paso, Texas: P.P. Prichard, 1976. FHL Book 929.273 P931r
  • [Randolph] Randolph, Blanche Willie Grace and Deborah Ann Kraemer Small. The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia. Little Rock, Arkansas: B. Randolph, 1979. FHL Collection
  • [Randolph] Small, Deborah Ann Kraemer and Blanche Willie Grace Randolph. The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia, Volume II. Winter Park, Florida: D. Small, 1989. FHL Collection
  • [Randolph] Raski, Arma, James Randolph, and Glenita Guthrie. Additions & Corrections to Vol. II, the Randolphs of Prince William Co., VA by Deborah K. SmallFHL 6075877
  • [Reeves] Taylor, Evelyn M. The Family of Samuel Reeves, Sr. (1770/1780) - 1850: of Mason County, Kentucky and Putnam County, Indiana. Salt Lake City, Utah: E.M. Taylor, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 R259t
  • [Robinson] Robinson, John Bunyan. The Adin Robinson Family and Collaterals. Libertyville, Ill., 1904. FHL Film 856108 Item 4; digital version at Google Books.
  • [Rust] Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. FHL Book 929.273 R922re.
  • [Tarvin] Torrey Alice Ellenor Herndon and Ronald Brennan. Tarvin Family Connections: Including Cowgill and Cracraft Families of Mason County and Campbell Co., Ky. Wilder, Ky.: R. Brennan, 1977. FHL Book 929.273 T179ta
  • [Walton] Walton, Matt Savage. Chart, Direct Line of Descent and Other Documents Pertaining to the Walton Family of Mason County and Lexington, Kentucky. Typescript, 1940s. FHL Book 929.273 W173wm
  • [Walton] Walton, John. "Job Walton of Fleming County, Kentucky," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 1 (Mar. 1964):15-24. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 52

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Mason 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

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


- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company H.
- 9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company H.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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.

  • 1790 - 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. ["1 volume of 1790 was used." (p. 2)]
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] 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 Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Mason 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
  • 1852-1861 - Mason County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517731 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Mason County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517732 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1789-1805 - Mason County Marriage Index 1789-1805. Batch M539871 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1806-1819 - Mason County Marriage Index 1806-1819. Batch M539872 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1820-1837 - Mason County Marriage Index 1820-1837. Batch M539873 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1852-1855 - Mason County Marriage Index 1852-1855. Batch M539876 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1852-1860 - Mason County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M539875 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1852-1861 - Mason County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517731 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1859-1864 - Mason County Marriage Index 1859-1864. Batch M539878 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1864-1866 - Mason County Marriage Index 1864-1866. Batch M539879 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1866-1872 - Mason County Marriage Index 1866-1872. Batch M539881 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1866-1897 - Mason County Marriage Index 1866-1897. Batch M539887 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1866-1949 - Mason County Marriage Index 1866-1949. Batch M539886 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1872-1879 - Mason County Marriage Index 1872-1879. Batch M539882 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1879-1885 - Mason County Marriage Index 1879-1885. Batch M539883 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1885-1892 - Mason County Marriage Index 1885-1892. Batch M539884 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1892-1896 - Mason County Marriage Index 1892-1896. Batch M539885 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mason County, Kentucky page 273, 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. 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).
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 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.