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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Randolph County''' <br>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://indianacourthouses.com/pages/68.htm Randolph County Courthouse ]<br>#307<br>Winchester, IN 47394<br>Phone: 765.584.7070<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1818 and newspapers from 1876. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randloph County, Indiana 216 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History of Randolph County, Indiana  ==
 
== History of Randolph County, Indiana  ==
  
Randolph County was created on 10 January 1818 from a portion of Wayne County, Indiana.&nbsp; Frontier settlement had begun to reach the area by 1814.&nbsp; The county was named for old Randolph County, North Carolina, many settlers having moved westward from the Carolinas.&nbsp; Winchester was established as the county seat the same year the county was founded.  
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Randolph County was created on 10 January 1818 from a portion of Wayne County, Indiana. Frontier settlement had begun to reach the area by 1814. The county was named for old Randolph County, North Carolina, many settlers having moved westward from the Carolinas. Winchester was established as the county seat the same year the county was founded.  
  
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The first settlement was made in 1814 by a Quaker family, which was joined by five other families.&nbsp; By late 1816 the influx of new settlement and land entries grew rapidly.&nbsp; The years of most rapid growth were 1817-18 and 1836-37, much of the&nbsp;land purchased by speculators.&nbsp; The first school in&nbsp;Randolph County was built&nbsp;by Quakers in 1815.&nbsp; The first election was held in&nbsp;August 1818.&nbsp; The first road opened was the Quaker Trace in 1817, running from Richmond to Ft. Wayne.&nbsp; The first Court House was built in 1818.&nbsp; The first railroad through the county was the Indianapolis and&nbsp;Bellefontaine, completed in 1852-53.&nbsp;
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The first settlement was made in 1814 by a Quaker family, which was joined by five other families. By late 1816 the influx of new settlement and land entries grew rapidly. The years of most rapid growth were 1817-18 and 1836-37, much of the land purchased by speculators. The first school in Randolph County was built by Quakers in 1815. The first election was held in August 1818. The first road opened was the Quaker Trace in 1817, running from Richmond to Ft. Wayne. The first Court House was built in 1818. The first railroad through the county was the Indianapolis and Bellefontaine, completed in 1852-53.  
  
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Frame and brick structures, mills, orchards, factories, stores, hotels and banks followed.  
 
Frame and brick structures, mills, orchards, factories, stores, hotels and banks followed.  
  
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Winchester was the first town established in Randolph County.&nbsp; Lots were laid out in 1818 and the sales began in February the following year.&nbsp; The area was<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1244511243942_762" /> heavily timbered with unbroken forest.&nbsp; Buildings of hewed logs predominated.&nbsp; The town grew slowly.  
 
Winchester was the first town established in Randolph County.&nbsp; Lots were laid out in 1818 and the sales began in February the following year.&nbsp; The area was<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1244511243942_762" /> heavily timbered with unbroken forest.&nbsp; Buildings of hewed logs predominated.&nbsp; The town grew slowly.  
  
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Townships of Randolph County were organized as follows: Greensfork, 1818;&nbsp; White River, 1818;&nbsp; Ward, 1820;&nbsp; Stoney Creek, 1826;&nbsp; Wayne (North), 1820;&nbsp; Liberty, 1825;&nbsp; Washington, 1831;&nbsp; West River, 1831;&nbsp; Jackson, 1833;&nbsp; Green, 1834;&nbsp; Nettle Creek, 1835;&nbsp; Wayne, 1838; Monroe, before 1851; Franklin, 1859;&nbsp; Union, 1838; Salamonie, 1834; Madison, 1835.  
 
Townships of Randolph County were organized as follows: Greensfork, 1818;&nbsp; White River, 1818;&nbsp; Ward, 1820;&nbsp; Stoney Creek, 1826;&nbsp; Wayne (North), 1820;&nbsp; Liberty, 1825;&nbsp; Washington, 1831;&nbsp; West River, 1831;&nbsp; Jackson, 1833;&nbsp; Green, 1834;&nbsp; Nettle Creek, 1835;&nbsp; Wayne, 1838; Monroe, before 1851; Franklin, 1859;&nbsp; Union, 1838; Salamonie, 1834; Madison, 1835.  
  
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Anti-slavery sentiments were common in Randolph County, as many early settlers had left the Carolinas to be free of the practice.&nbsp; Active supporters of the emancipation movement were&nbsp;&nbsp;found around 1816.&nbsp; The Underground Railroad functioned, and runaways were sheltered and assisted in their escape.  
 
Anti-slavery sentiments were common in Randolph County, as many early settlers had left the Carolinas to be free of the practice.&nbsp; Active supporters of the emancipation movement were&nbsp;&nbsp;found around 1816.&nbsp; The Underground Railroad functioned, and runaways were sheltered and assisted in their escape.  
  
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Early newspapers were ''The Journal ''at Winchester, and ''The Times ''at Union City.&nbsp; Early banks were Citizens Bank and Commercial Bank of Union City, and Farmers and Merchants Bank and Randolph County Bank of Winchester.  
 
Early newspapers were ''The Journal ''at Winchester, and ''The Times ''at Union City.&nbsp; Early banks were Citizens Bank and Commercial Bank of Union City, and Farmers and Merchants Bank and Randolph County Bank of Winchester.  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ==== A number of cemeteries are listed on www.findagrave.com. Postings of Headstones are there as well. Some of the cemeteries are: Quaker Lynn Cemetery, White River Cemetery, Buenva Vista Cemetery and Jericho Cemetery.  
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==== Cemeteries ====
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A number of cemeteries are listed on [http://www.findagrave.com Find A Grave]. Postings of Headstones are there as well. Some of the cemeteries are: Quaker Lynn Cemetery, White River Cemetery, Buenva Vista Cemetery and Jericho Cemetery.  
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==== Census  ====
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*Early&nbsp;Settlers of Randolph County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Randolph County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Tucker, E. 1882. ''History of Randolph County, Indiana: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers : to which are appended maps of its several townships''. (Chicago: A.L. Klingman.) 977.266 H2t FHL US/CAN Large Q Book&nbsp; {{FHL|191481|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-randolph-county-indiana-with-illustrations-and-biographical-sketches-of-some-of-its-prominent-men-and-pioneers-to-which-are-appended-maps-of-its-several-townships/oclc/13522896&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-randolph-county-indiana-with-illustrations-and-biographical-sketches-of-some-of-its-prominent-men-and-pioneers-to-which-are-appended-maps-of-its-several-townships/oclc/13522896&referer=brief_results INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*Tucker, E. 1882. ''History of Randolph County, Indiana: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers&nbsp;: to which are appended maps of its several townships''. (Chicago: A.L. Klingman.) 977.266 H2t FHL US/CAN Large Q Book&nbsp; {{FHL|191481|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-randolph-county-indiana-with-illustrations-and-biographical-sketches-of-some-of-its-prominent-men-and-pioneers-to-which-are-appended-maps-of-its-several-townships/oclc/13522896&referer=brief_results other libraries]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-randolph-county-indiana-with-illustrations-and-biographical-sketches-of-some-of-its-prominent-men-and-pioneers-to-which-are-appended-maps-of-its-several-townships/oclc/13522896&referer=brief_results INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*African American Veterans in Randolph County, Indiana (1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
Civil War  
 
Civil War  
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*[[19th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|19th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C  
 
*[[19th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|19th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company C  
 
*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company A, and E  
 
*[[20th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|20th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company A, and E  
*[[57th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|57th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, C,&nbsp;D, E, and F&nbsp;
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*[[57th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|57th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, C,&nbsp;D, E, and F&nbsp;  
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299631981089_158">[[84th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|84th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, E, and H</span>  
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299631981089_158">[[84th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|84th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, E, and H</span>  
 
*<span>[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H</span>  
 
*<span>[[99th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|99th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company H</span>  
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*<span>[[144th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|144th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K</span>  
 
*<span>[[144th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|144th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K</span>  
 
*<span>[[147th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|147th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A</span>  
 
*<span>[[147th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|147th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company A</span>  
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*[[150th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|150th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies D, and I
 
*<span />[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
 
*<span />[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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Almost 7,000 obituaries from Randolph County and residents of Darke County, Ohio are included in the following newspapers and provided&nbsp;courtesy of&nbsp;''Darke County Genealogical Researchers'':
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*[http://randolph.dcoweb.org/UCobits/ Union City Evening Times: '''Obituaries''' from June, 1934 to March, 1939]
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*[http://randolph.dcoweb.org/UCobits/ Union City Times-Gazette: '''Obituaries''' from May, 1939 to December, 1948]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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*Directory of Teachers for Randolph County ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
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County Courthouse

Randolph County Courthouse
#307
Winchester, IN 47394
Phone: 765.584.7070

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records from 1818 and newspapers from 1876. [1]

History of Randolph County, Indiana

Randolph County was created on 10 January 1818 from a portion of Wayne County, Indiana. Frontier settlement had begun to reach the area by 1814. The county was named for old Randolph County, North Carolina, many settlers having moved westward from the Carolinas. Winchester was established as the county seat the same year the county was founded.


The first settlement was made in 1814 by a Quaker family, which was joined by five other families. By late 1816 the influx of new settlement and land entries grew rapidly. The years of most rapid growth were 1817-18 and 1836-37, much of the land purchased by speculators. The first school in Randolph County was built by Quakers in 1815. The first election was held in August 1818. The first road opened was the Quaker Trace in 1817, running from Richmond to Ft. Wayne. The first Court House was built in 1818. The first railroad through the county was the Indianapolis and Bellefontaine, completed in 1852-53.


Frame and brick structures, mills, orchards, factories, stores, hotels and banks followed.


Winchester was the first town established in Randolph County.  Lots were laid out in 1818 and the sales began in February the following year.  The area was heavily timbered with unbroken forest.  Buildings of hewed logs predominated.  The town grew slowly.


Townships of Randolph County were organized as follows: Greensfork, 1818;  White River, 1818;  Ward, 1820;  Stoney Creek, 1826;  Wayne (North), 1820;  Liberty, 1825;  Washington, 1831;  West River, 1831;  Jackson, 1833;  Green, 1834;  Nettle Creek, 1835;  Wayne, 1838; Monroe, before 1851; Franklin, 1859;  Union, 1838; Salamonie, 1834; Madison, 1835.


Anti-slavery sentiments were common in Randolph County, as many early settlers had left the Carolinas to be free of the practice.  Active supporters of the emancipation movement were  found around 1816.  The Underground Railroad functioned, and runaways were sheltered and assisted in their escape.


Early newspapers were The Journal at Winchester, and The Times at Union City.  Early banks were Citizens Bank and Commercial Bank of Union City, and Farmers and Merchants Bank and Randolph County Bank of Winchester.

Parent County

1818--Randolph County was created 10 January 1818 from Wayne County.
County seat: Winchester [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

A number of cemeteries are listed on Find A Grave. Postings of Headstones are there as well. Some of the cemeteries are: Quaker Lynn Cemetery, White River Cemetery, Buenva Vista Cemetery and Jericho Cemetery.

Census

For tips on accessing Randolph County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Tucker, E. 1882. History of Randolph County, Indiana: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers : to which are appended maps of its several townships. (Chicago: A.L. Klingman.) 977.266 H2t FHL US/CAN Large Q Book  FHL Collection  other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Randolph County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Randolph County. 


Civil War Books

  • "Militay" Chapter 20 in Tucker, E. 1882. History of Randolph County, Indiana: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers : to which are appended maps of its several townships. (Chicago: A.L. Klingman.), (page 238-296, Regiment, Company, some Name's), 977.266 H2t FHL US/CAN Large Q Book  FHL Collection  other libraries  INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Almost 7,000 obituaries from Randolph County and residents of Darke County, Ohio are included in the following newspapers and provided courtesy of Darke County Genealogical Researchers:

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randloph County, Indiana 216 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).