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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Rowan_County,_Kentucky|Rowan County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Rowan County
 
| county = Rowan County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyrowan/ Rowan Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representatives<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyrowan/ Rowan Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Rowan_County,_Kentucky|Rowan County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rowan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rowan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rowan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Rowan County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Rowan County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Rowan County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1856</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1856</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1856</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1866</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1853</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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[[Image:Rowan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
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[http://rowancountyclerk.com/ Rowan County Courthouse] <br>627 E Main Street<br>Morehead, KY 40351<br>Phone: 606.784.5212<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rowan County, Kentucky page 275, {{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  ====
  
'''1856--'''Rowan County was created 15 March 1856&nbsp;from [[Fleming County, Kentucky|Fleming]] and [[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan ]]Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Morehead <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856--'''Rowan County was created 15 March 1856&nbsp;from [[Fleming County, Kentucky|Fleming]] and [[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Morehead <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Bangor  
 
| Bangor  
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| Bluestone  
 
| Bluestone  
| Elliottville  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliotville,_Kentucky Elliottville]
| Lakeview Heights  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeview_Heights,_Kentucky Lakeview Heights]
 
| Rodburn
 
| Rodburn
 
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| Farmers  
 
| Farmers  
 
| Lick Fork  
 
| Lick Fork  
| Sharkey
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharkey,_Kentucky Sharkey]
 
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| Christy  
 
| Christy  
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| Clearfield  
 
| Clearfield  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195606&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Rowan%2C+Haldeman&columns=*,0,0 Haldeman]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Rowan%2C+Haldeman|subject|disp=Haldeman}}
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195607&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Rowan%2C+Morehead&columns=*,0,0 Morehead]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Rowan%2C+Morehead|subject|disp=Morehead}}
 
| Triplett
 
| Triplett
 
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| Craney  
 
| Craney  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=951758&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Rowan%2C+Hays+Crossing&columns=*,0,0 Hays Crossing]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Kyrowan.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== 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, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc  ====
 
==== Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1860 |2282
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|1870 |2991
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|1880 |4420
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|1890 |6129
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|1900 |8277
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|1910 |9438
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|1920 |9467
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|1930 |10893
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|1940 |12734
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|1950 |12708
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|1960 |12808
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|1970 |17010
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|1980 |19049
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|1990 |20353
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|2000 |22094
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1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Rowan County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|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.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
  
 
[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Rowan/cen/ Linkpendium Census Records &amp; Indexes- Rowan County Kentucky]<br>[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/census/census_main.html Rowan County Census Records]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/rowan/1870mortality.html Rowan County Genealogy Trails-1870 Census Index]  
 
[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Rowan/cen/ Linkpendium Census Records &amp; Indexes- Rowan County Kentucky]<br>[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/census/census_main.html Rowan County Census Records]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/rowan/1870mortality.html Rowan County Genealogy Trails-1870 Census Index]  
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/KY/County/rowan.htm 1895 U.S. Atlas- Rowan County Kentucky 1895]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/KY/County/rowan.htm 1895 U.S. Atlas- Rowan County Kentucky 1895]
  
==== <br>Military<br> ====
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==== <br>Military<br> ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers 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  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/rowan/vietnamcas_rowan.html Rowan County Genealogy Trails Vietam War Casulaties]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/rowan/vietnamcas_rowan.html Rowan County Genealogy Trails Vietam War Casulaties]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
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==== Probate Records  ====
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*'''1853-1971''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to B (1853-1971)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/marriages/kentucky/rowan.htm Kentucky Marriage Project-Rowan County]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/marriages/kentucky/rowan.htm Kentucky Marriage Project-Rowan County]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/vitals.htm KYGenWeb Archives Project-Rowan County Vital Records]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/vitals.htm KYGenWeb Archives Project-Rowan County Vital Records]  
 
*[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/birth-ov.html Rowan County Births]  
 
*[http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/rowan/birth-ov.html Rowan County Births]  
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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]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyrowan Rowan County KYGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyrowan Rowan County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/rowan.html KYGenWeb Archives-Rowan County]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/rowan/rowan.html KYGenWeb Archives-Rowan 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 The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195605&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Rowan&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Rowan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyrowan/ KYGenWeb-Rowan County]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyrowan/ KYGenWeb-Rowan County]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/rowan/ Rowan County KY Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/rowan/ Rowan County KY Genealogy Forum]  
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Rowan County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded March 15, 1856
County Seat Morehead
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1856
1856
1856
1860
1866
1853
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Rowan County Courthouse
627 E Main Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.784.5212[1]

History

Parent County

1856--Rowan County was created 15 March 1856 from Fleming and Morgan Counties.
County seat: Morehead [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bangor Cranston Hilda Ramey
Bluestone Elliottville Lakeview Heights Rodburn
Brady Farmers Lick Fork Sharkey
Christy Gates Minor Smile
Clearfield Haldeman Morehead Triplett
Cogswell Hamim Paragon Waltz
Craney Hays Crossing

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc

[*KY Biographies ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 2,282
1870 2,991 31.1%
1880 4,420 47.8%
1890 6,129 38.7%
1900 8,277 35.0%
1910 9,438 14.0%
1920 9,467 0.3%
1930 10,893 15.1%
1940 12,734 16.9%
1950 12,708 −0.2%
1960 12,808 0.8%
1970 17,010 32.8%
1980 19,049 12.0%
1990 20,353 6.8%
2000 22,094 8.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Rowan 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.

Linkpendium Census Records & Indexes- Rowan County Kentucky
Rowan County Census Records
Rowan County Genealogy Trails-1870 Census Index

Church

Court

History

Rowan County Kentucky History Records
The Alexander Stewart Family of Rowan County Kentucky
Wikipedia-Rowan County, Kentucky 

Land

Maps


Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Rowan County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 60
    Morehead, KY 40351
  • Rowan County Public Library
    185 East First Street
    Morehead, KY 40351
    (606) 784-7137

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rowan County, Kentucky page 275, 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).