Kentucky Colonial Records

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Fort Boonesbourgh Settlers.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1736, The French established a trading village along the Ohio River, creating the first European settlement in Kentucky. In 1774, the Transylvania Company purchased land rights to all of Kentucky and parts of Tennessee. Fort Boonesborough and Harroldsburg were established by the British and settlers from Virginia during the 1770s. Kentucky was a part of Virginia until it became its own state in 1792.[1]

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Civil Records and Sources[edit | edit source]

Kentucky was established as Kentucky County in 1776 from Fincastle County, Virginia. The Supreme Court of Kentucky was established in 1783. Marriages were originally solemnized by county courts because of a lack of clergy in Kentucky.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 585. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 585. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998