- Kentucky Court and Other Records, Volume I
by Mrs. William B. Ardery
This important work covers the time period from 1725 through 1875
one of the most important in Kentucky's history. This book includes
a great variety of records ranging from wills and lists of marriages
to abstracts of estates and inventories of Revolutionary soldiers. You'll
also find abstracts of courthouse records for the Kentucky counties
of Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Davies, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine,
Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott,
and Shelby. In addition, there is an index to estates and inventories
of Revolutionary soldiers.
- Kentucky Court and Other Records, Volume II
by Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery
Like Volume I, here you'll find reference to virtually every type of
genealogical record pertinent to Kentucky and the part of Virginia from
which Kentucky was formed. Many thousands of Kentucky's early settlers
are referenced within the deeds, church minutes, marriages, Bible records,
and tombstone inscriptions. You'll also find abstracts of court records
for the Kentucky counties of Fayette, Jefferson, Lincoln, Bath, Bourbon,
Bracken, Clark, Fleming, Harrison, Hardin, Jessamine, Mason, Madison,
Montgomery, Nicholas, Oldham, Scott, Woodford, and Warren.
- Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865
by G. Glenn Clift
Approximately 8,000 individuals are included in this compilation of
marriage notices from The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.
For each marriage, you'll learn the name of the bride and groom, their
marriage date, and (often) the place of residence and parents' names.
Each record's source is listed as well.
- Kentucky Obituaries, 1787-1854
by G. Glenn Clift
These 5,000 obituary notices were extracted from six early Kentucky
newspapers and originally published in The Register of the Kentucky
Historical Society. A typical entry will include names of the deceased
person's family members and their date of death.
- Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812
Kentucky Adjutant-General's Office
The names and service records of approximately 20,000 soldiers and officers,
both regular and militia, are included in this primary reference source for
information on men who served in the War of 1812. The muster rolls are laid
out in tabular format by regiment and company, and then the names are arranged
by rank. Along with this information on regiment, company, and rank, you'll
typically learn dates of appointment or enlistment and remarks as to when
the individual was discharged or deceased.
- Kentucky Marriage Records
This book lists every marriage published in The Register of the Kentucky
Historical Society since 1903 except for those published G. Glenn Clift
in Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865. Nineteen of Kentucky's oldest
counties are represented here: Barren, Bourbon, Christian, Floyd, Franklin,
Grant, Greenup, Hardin, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery,
Muhlenberg, Nelson, Pike, Shelby, Union, and Woodford. Based primarily
on courthouse records such as marriage bonds, licenses, ministers' returns,
and marriage registers, the combined lists contain references to approximately
- Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories
by Junie Estelle Stewart King
The earliest wills from thirty-eight counties formed between 1780 and
1842 are abstracted here. It includes an index of wills by county as
well as a general index to the book.
- Kentucky in the War of 1812
by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry
This book helps to put the lives of Kentucky's early settlers in historical
context. It includes a comprehensive account of Kentucky's participation
in the War of 1812 and references battle heroes, biographical notices,
and records of service of many Kentucky soldiers.
- Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky: Also a Roster of the Virginia
by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry
Nearly all of Kentucky's adult male settlers had been in service in
the Revolutionary War. This is especially true of the settlers who came
to Kentucky from Virginia since many of them were granted bounty lands
in Kentucky for their service. In all, approximately 6,500 individuals
are referenced within the rolls covering officers of the Virginia Line
who received Kentucky land bounties; Revolutionary pensioners in Kentucky;
the Illinois Regiment that served under George Rogers Clark in the Northwest
Campaign; and the Virginia Navy. You'll also find a roll of pensioners,
arranged alphabetically by county, with rank or grade, the state they
served from, character of service, the act under which they were beneficiaries,
the date they were placed on the rolls, and their ages.
- A Complete Index to the Names of Persons, Places and Subjects Mentioned
in Littell's Laws of Kentucky
by W. T. Smith
This important resource indexes all individuals included in the early
statutes of Kentucky. Effectively, this is the Kentucky equivalent of
Personal Names in Hening's Statutes at Large of Virginia. For each of
the 5,000 persons named in this index, you'll learn an identifying piece
of information, such as occupation, legal status, relationship, as well
as the volume and page number in Littell's Laws where the name originally
- Remember the Raisin
by G. Glenn Clift
Reprinted with the permission of the Kentucky Historical Society, Remember
the Raisin has been regarded as one of the richest collections of
Kentucky War of 1812 source material ever published. The Battle on River
Raisin, which was fought in and around Frenchtown (now Monroe), Michigan
from January 18 through January 23, 1812, was one of the four principal
campaigns of the War of 1812 engaged in by Kentucky forces. American
forces were defeated at Frenchtown and approximately 60 Kentucky soldiers
were massacred. When news of the massacre reached Kentucky, patriots
exhorted one another with shouts of "Remember the Raisin!"
thereby helping to encourage participation in the remaining battles
of the War of 1812. Remember the Raisin is a comprehensive look
at the Battle on River Raisin, including the events leading up to the
battle, troop movements, and eyewitness accounts of the skirmishes and
the massacre itself. It includes detailed biographical and genealogical
sketches of nearly 100 officers and enlisted men who served on River
Raisin. For each individual you'll learn the name of his company, his
company's commander, his rank, and details of his military service.
You'll also find a miscellaneous listing of Kentucky veterans of the
War of 1812 compiled from a variety of sources including newspaper files,
pension lists, county histories, veterans' publications. Not limited
to the Frenchtown campaign, it references approximately 700 Kentucky
veterans of the War of 1812 including some or all of the following information:
name, county of residence, date of enlistment, unit, campaign(s), and
date of birth and/or death.
- Kentucky Pension Roll for 1835
Report from the Secretary of War, in Relation to the Pension Establishment
of the U.S.
Excerpted from the U.S. Pension Roll of 1835, this is a thorough list
of approximately 2,500 pensioners who resided in Kentucky. For each
individual, you'll generally learn the name, rank, pension allowance,
sums received, state of service, date pension commenced, age, and details
of military service.