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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
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Bath County was named for medicinal springs located within the county. The county is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bath County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
{{KY Courthouse Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Courthouse Intro|Bath}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bath County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1915
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1792
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1811
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1915
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1811
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1811
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1811
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1811
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1811
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
 
=== Record Loss ===
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{KY Populated Places Intro|Bath}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kentucky.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,011,c,bath.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bath County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_County,_Kentucky, accessed 3 August 2018.</ref>
  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owingsville,_Kentucky Owingsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lick,_Kentucky Salt Lick]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpsburg,_Kentucky Sharpsburg]
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* Bethel
 
* Bethel
 
* Clear Creek Furnace
 
* Clear Creek Furnace
* Jackson Schoolhouse (hist.)
 
 
* Kendall Springs (hist.)
 
* Kendall Springs (hist.)
 
* Midland
 
* Midland
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* Oakla
 
* Oakla
* Olympia
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympia,_Kentucky Olympia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peasticks,_Kentucky Peasticks]
* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bath%2C+Owingsville|subject|disp=Owingsville}}
 
* Peasticks
 
 
* Pebble
 
* Pebble
* Polksville
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* Preston
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polksville,_Kentucky Polksville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston,_Kentucky Preston]
 
* Reynoldsville
 
* Reynoldsville
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lick,_Kentucky Salt Lick]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpsburg,_Kentucky Sharpsburg]
 
* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bath%2C+Slate+Valley|subject|disp=Slate Valley}}
 
 
* Wyoming
 
* Wyoming
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Bath}}
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=994&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb]
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/bath/bathcounty.html KYGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/bath/cemetery.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/bath/cemetery.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bath.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bath.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 Kentucky Gravestones]
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 Kentucky Gravestones]
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=994 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Bath-County?id=county_994 Findagrave.com]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Bath&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Bath-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Graveyards of Kentucky]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Bath-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Graveyards of Kentucky]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394225&reqParentsLabel=Bath%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170705030051/http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~xander/military/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3711&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bath County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
 
{{KY Census Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Census Intro|Bath}}
 
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{{Historical populations
{{USCensusPop
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|type = USA
| 1820= 7961
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|heading = Census
| 1830= 8799
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org".]
| 1840= 9763
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|1820|7961
| 1850= 12115
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|1830|8799
| 1860= 12113
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|1840|9763
| 1870= 10145
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|1850|12115
| 1880= 11982
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|1860|12113
| 1890= 12813
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|1870|10145
| 1900= 14734
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|1880|11982
| 1910= 13988
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|1890|12813
| 1920= 11996
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|1900|14734
| 1930= 11075
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|1910|13988
| 1940= 11451
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|1920|11996
| 1950= 10410
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|1930|11075
| 1960= 9114
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|1940|11451
| 1970= 9235
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|1950|10410
| 1980= 10025
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|1960|9114
| 1990= 9692
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|1970|9235
| 2000= 11085
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|1980|10025
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|1990|9692
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|2000|11085
| estref=
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|2010|11591
| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21011.txt
 
 
}}
 
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1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bath 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.
 
1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bath 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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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
 
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394225&reqParentsLabel=Bath%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
 
{{KY Court Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Court Intro|Bath}}
  
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170412200231/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky African American Cemeteries]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky African American Cemeteries]
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170714181121/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~kyafamer/index.htm The Kentucky African American Griots Project]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kyafamer/index.htm The Kentucky African American Griots Project]
 
*[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
  
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{{KY Genealogies Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Genealogies Intro|Bath}}
  
*'''[Breckenridge]''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive] | Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|96908}};[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
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*'''[Breckenridge]''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive] | Vol. 2 at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/565151-seldens-of-virginia-and-allied-families?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library];[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
  
 
=== Guardianship ===
 
=== Guardianship ===
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{{KY Histories Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Histories Intro|Bath}}
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives| The Archives of Appalchia]
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*''An Illustrated History of Bath County, Kentucky.''  c1961. By J.A. Richards. Yuma, Arizona : Southwest Printers. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/393263-an-illustrated-history-of-bath-county-kentucky-with-historical-biographical-sketches-and-notes-anecdotes-of-many-years?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|865776984|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{KY Maps Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Maps Intro|Bath}}
[[Image:Kybath.png|thumb|right|200px|Kybath.png]]
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{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Bath County}}}}
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394225&reqParentsLabel=Bath%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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=== Military Records ===
 
=== Military Records ===
 
{{KY Military Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Military Intro|Bath}}
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170413224023/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
 
==== Civil War ====
 
==== Civil War ====
 
{{KY Civil War Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Civil War Intro|Bath}}
 
'''Online Records
 
'''Online Records
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
{{KY Civil War Regiments|Bath}}<br>
 
{{KY Civil War Regiments|Bath}}<br>
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==== Korean War ====
 
==== Korean War ====
 
{{KY Korean War Intro|Bath }}
 
{{KY Korean War Intro|Bath }}
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170912161707/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial], Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY, KYGenWeb
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial], Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY, KYGenWeb
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KY Probate Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Probate Intro|Bath}}
  
*'''1852-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Estate Settlement Books 1 to 24 (1852-1945)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1852-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Estate Settlement Books 1 to 24 (1852-1945)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free. - [[Kentucky Probate Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5700 Bath County, Kentucky Wills, 1811-24] at Ancestry ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5700 Bath County, Kentucky Wills, 1811-24] at Ancestry ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] at Ancestry ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] at Ancestry ($)
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'''Online Probate Records
 
'''Online Probate Records
  
*'''1727–1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
 
*'''1774–1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry ($)] — index and images
 
*'''1774–1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry ($)] — index and images
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{KY Schools Intro|Bath}}
 
{{KY Schools Intro|Bath}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960] at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960] at FamilySearch - free.
*'''1852-1859''' - Bath County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517061}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1852-1859''' - Bath County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517061}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1875''' - Bath County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517062}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1875''' - Bath County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517062}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1911-1999''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10007/kentucky-births-1911-1999?s=275764761 Kentucky Births, 1911-1999] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
 
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*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Kentucky Marriage Records, 1783-1979] at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Kentucky Marriage Records, 1783-1979] at FamilySearch - free.
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Kentucky, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1852-1860''' - Bath County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517061}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1852-1860''' - Bath County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517061}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1875''' - Bath County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517063}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1875''' - Bath County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517063}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Bath County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517064}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Bath County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517064}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1960-1993''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10082/kentucky-marriages-1960-1993?s=275764761 Kentucky Marriages, 1960-1993] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
 
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Kentucky Deaths and Burials 1843-1970] at FamilySearch
 
*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D Kentucky Deaths and Burials 1843-1970] at FamilySearch
*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Kentucky Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1900-1999''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10046/kentucky-deaths-1900-1999?s=275764761 Kentucky Deaths, 1900-1999] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of KY Death Certificates
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of KY Death Certificates
*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
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=== Archives ===
 
=== Archives ===
 
{{KY Archives Intro|Bath}}
 
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'''Archives of Appalachia'''<br>East Tennessee State University<br>[https://archives.etsu.edu/ Website]
  
 
=== Family History Centers ===
 
=== Family History Centers ===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Owingsville Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Owingsville Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/bath/bathcounty.html  Bath County KYGenWeb]
 
*[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.
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]

Latest revision as of 06:42, 20 October 2020

Guide to Bath County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Owingsville
Organized: January 15, 1811
Parent County(s): Montgomery[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bourbon  • Fleming  • Menifee  • Montgomery  • Nicholas  • Rowan
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Bath County was named for medicinal springs located within the county. The county is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Bath County Courthouse
PO Box 609
Owingsville, KY 40350
Phone: 606.674.2613[3]
Bath County Website

Bath County, Kentucky Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1915 1811 1915 1811 1811 1811 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1864,1964--Disasters destroyed many records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1811--Bath County was created 15 January 1811 from Montgomery County.
  • County seat: Owingsville[5]

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Bethel
  • Clear Creek Furnace
  • Kendall Springs (hist.)
  • Midland


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Bath, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Bath county cemeteries.

  • Cemetery Junction, Links to cemetery transcriptions
  • Naming the Forgotten, The Eastern State Hospital Project
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 7,961
1830 8,799 10.5%
1840 9,763 11.0%
1850 12,115 24.1%
1860 12,113 −0.0%
1870 10,145 −16.2%
1880 11,982 18.1%
1890 12,813 6.9%
1900 14,734 15.0%
1910 13,988 −5.1%
1920 11,996 −14.2%
1930 11,075 −7.7%
1940 11,451 3.4%
1950 10,410 −9.1%
1960 9,114 −12.4%
1970 9,235 1.3%
1980 10,025 8.6%
1990 9,692 −3.3%
2000 11,085 14.4%
2010 11,591 4.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bath 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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

More information about African American resources in Kentucky can be found on the African American Resources for Kentucky and the United States African Americans Wiki pages.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Bath 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 and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Bath County served in various regiments and companies. Those listed below were specifically formed in this county:

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

World War I[edit | edit source]

Korean War[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977 for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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 Bath County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Bath County Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Bath County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Kentucky Archives and Libraries.

Archives of Appalachia
East Tennessee State University
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Bath County. For state-wide library facilities, see Kentucky Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Bath County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Kentucky Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Bath County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_County,_Kentucky."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bath, Kentucky page 268, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bath County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Bath County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_County,_Kentucky, accessed 3 August 2018.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.