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Guide to '''Bourbon County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.<br>
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Guide to '''Bourbon County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Bourbon County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ Bourbon Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Bourbon_County.svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
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| founded year = 1785
 
| founded date = October 17
 
| seat wl = Paris
 
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=== Bourbon County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''
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|organized= October 17, 1785
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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|county seat= Paris
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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|parent county= [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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|county1= [[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bath]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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|county2= [[Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clark]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1786
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|county3= [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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|county4= [[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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|county5= [[Montgomery County, Kentucky Genealogy|Montgomery]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1786
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|county6= [[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1786
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|county7= [[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]]</br><center>[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|adoption= <center>{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}</center>
[http://www.bourbon.clerkinfo.net/ Bourbon County Courthouse]<br>310 Main Street<br>Paris, KY 40361<br>Phone: 859.987.2142<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bourbon County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Bourbon County Kentucky History  ==
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== County Information ==
==== Parent County ====
 
  
'''1785'''--Bourbon County was&nbsp;created 17 October 1785&nbsp;from [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Paris <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for House of Bourbon. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bourbon County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KY Courthouse Intro|Bourbon}}
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'''Bourbon County Courthouse'''<br>310 Main Street<br>Paris, KY 40361<br>Phone: 859.987.2142<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bourbon County, Kentucky page 268, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>[http://www.bourbonky.com/ Bourbon County Website]
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Chronological Changes Map] for Bourbon County
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=== Bourbon County, Kentucky Record Dates ===
 
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Bourbon}}
For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
 
==== Record Loss ====
 
 
 
'''1872, 1901--'''Courthouse disasters caused the loss of some records.
 
 
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800
 
 
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
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| Austerlitz
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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), Bourbon 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>
| Escondida
 
| Kiserton
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Paris|subject|disp=Paris}}
 
 
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| Blacks Crossroads
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| Ewalt Crossroads
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Little+Rock|subject|disp=Little Rock}}
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| Plum
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| Brentsville
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Clintonville|subject|disp=Hopewell}}
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1786
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Middletown|subject|disp=Middletown}}
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Ruddles+Mills|subject|disp=Ruddels Mills}}
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1786
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1786
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1786
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
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| Bunker Hill
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| colspan="7" | <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.</center>
| Hutchison
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Millersburg|subject|disp=Millersburg}}
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| Shawhan
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=== Record Loss ===
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Cane+Ridge|subject|disp=Cane Ridge}}  
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| Jacksonville
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*'''1872, 1901--'''Courthouse disasters caused the loss of some records.
| Monterey
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800<br><br>
| Sidville
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Clintonville|subject|disp=Clintonville}}  
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| Jackstown
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=== Boundary Changes ===
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Bourbon%2C+Middletown|subject|disp=North Middletown}}
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Bourbon}}
| Stony Point
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| Currentsville
 
 
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*'''1785'''--Bourbon County was&nbsp;created 17 October 1785&nbsp;from [[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]] County. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Paris<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Chronological Changes Map] for Bourbon County
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
*[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bath]]
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*[[Clark County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clark]]  
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fayette]]
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kentucky.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,017,c,bourbon.cfm Hometown Locator].
*[[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harrison]]
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bourbon County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_County,_Kentucky, accessed 3 August 2018.</ref>
*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky Genealogy|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky Genealogy|Nicholas]]
 
*[[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Scott]]
 
  
== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millersburg,_Kentucky Millersburg]
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</div>
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[[Image:Kybourbon.png|thumb|right|200px|Kybourbon.png]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Middletown,_Kentucky North Middletown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris,_Kentucky Paris]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austerlitz,_Kentucky Austerlitz]
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* Blacks Crossroads
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* Brentsville
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* Bunker Hill
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* Centerville
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clintonville,_Kentucky Clintonville]
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* Currentsville</div>
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* Escondida
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* Ewalt Crossroads
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* Hopewell
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hutchison,_Kentucky Hutchison]
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* Jacksonville
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* Jackstown
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* Kiserton</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock,_Kentucky Little Rock]
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* Monterey
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plum,_Kentucky Plum]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruddels_Mills,_Kentucky Ruddels Mills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawhan,_Kentucky Shawhan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidville,_Kentucky Sidville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stony_Point,_Kentucky Stony Point]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Ridge,_Kentucky Cane Ridge]
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}}
  
==== African Americans  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Bourbon}}
  
''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ Kentucky African American Griots] - more resources or specific Bourbon Co. info
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=== Bible Records ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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{{KY Bible Intro|Bourbon}}
  
==== Biographies  ====
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/bourbo.html Bourbon County Kentucky Biographies]
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*[http://bourboncoky.info/BourbonBiographies.html Bourbon County Kentucky Biographies]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Bourbon}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Bourbon}}
 
{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Bourbon}}
  
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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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=997&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://bourboncoky.info/CemeteriesMain.html KYGenWeb]
 
*[http://bourboncoky.info/CemeteriesMain.html KYGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/bourbon/cemetery.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/bourbon/cemetery.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bourbon.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/bourbon.html Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=9 Kentucky Gravestones]
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=9 Kentucky Gravestones]
 
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/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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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|  
  
 
*{{FHL|700492|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|700492|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bourbon+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bourbon+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |  
 
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=997 Findagrave.com]
 
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Bourbon&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Bourbon-County?id=county_997 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery  Billion Graves]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Bourbon-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Graveyards of Kentucky]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Bourbon-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Graveyards of Kentucky]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394114&reqParentsLabel=Bourbon%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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The following web sites have additional information on Bourbon county cemeteries.
 
The following web sites have additional information on Bourbon county cemeteries.
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/state.asp?State=KY 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://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~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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=== Census Records ===
 
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{{Historical populations
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3766&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=18&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Bourbon 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.
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|type = USA
 
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|heading = Census
==== Census  ====
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org".]  
 
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| 1790|7837
{{USCensusPop
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| 1800|12825
| 1790= 7837
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| 1810|18009
| 1800= 12825
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| 1820|17664
| 1810= 18009
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| 1830|18436
| 1820= 17664
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| 1840|14478
| 1830= 18436
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| 1850|14466
| 1840= 14478
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| 1860|14860
| 1850= 14466
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| 1870|14863
| 1860= 14860
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| 1880|15956
| 1870= 14863
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| 1890|16976
| 1880= 15956
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| 1900|18069
| 1890= 16976
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| 1910|17462
| 1900= 18069
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| 1920|18418
| 1910= 17462
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| 1930|18060
| 1920= 18418
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| 1940|17932
| 1930= 18060
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| 1950|17752
| 1940= 17932
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| 1960|18178
| 1950= 17752
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| 1970|18476
| 1960= 18178
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| 1980|19405
| 1970= 18476
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| 1990|19236
| 1980= 19405
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| 2000|19360
| 1990= 19236
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| 2010|19985
| 2000= 19360
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| estimate=19839
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{{KY Census Intro|Bourbon}}
| estyear=2007
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1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bourbon 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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<br>1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bourbon 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.
  
See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [[Kentucky Taxation|Taxation]].
  
'''''1790''''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [[Bourbon County, Kentucky#Taxation|Taxation]].
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'''1800''' - Lost, but a substitute is available:
  
'''''1800''''' - Lost, but a substitute is available:  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project], Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions], USGenWeb
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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=== Church Records ===
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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{{KY Church Intro|Bourbon}}<br>
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
  
==== Church  ====
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'''1801--''' Cane Ridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Home to a large camp meeting that drew thousands of people and had a lasting influence as one of the landmark events of the Second Great Awakening. The event was led by eighteen Presbyterian ministers, but numerous Methodist and Baptist preachers also spoke and assisted. The Second Great Awakening introduced new thoughts and opinions on religion.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Ridge,_Kentucky</ref>
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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'''''Baptist'''''<br>
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*[http://baptisthistoryhomepage.com/ Baptist History Homepage], Transcriptions of a large number of church annual meeting minutes, Baptist newspapers, etc.
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*[https://bourboncoky.info/ChurchRecords.html Bourbon County Baptist Notes], Silas Run Church Register
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*[http://baptisthistoryhomepage.com/spencer.ky.bap.v1.chp17.html History of Kentucky Baptists p. 276-277], Flat Lick - Mt. Dependence Baptist Church.
  
===== '''''Baptist'''''  =====
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'''''Presbyterian'''''<br>
 
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*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. {{FHL|439629|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 948631}}.
====== '''''Associations'''''  ======
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory], ChurchAngel
 
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
====== '''''Churches'''''  ======
 
 
 
•&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://baptisthistoryhomepage.com/ Baptist History Homepage ]- transcriptions of a large number of church annual meeting &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; minutes, Baptist newspapers, etc.
 
 
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/ChurchRecords.html Bourbon County Baptist Notes ]- Silas Run Church Register
 
 
 
*Flat Lick - Mt. Dependence Baptist Church: see [http://baptisthistoryhomepage.com/spencer.ky.bap.v1.chp17.html History of Kentucky Baptists p. 276-277].
 
 
 
===== '''''Presbyterian''''' =====
 
 
 
*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. {{FHL|439629|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 948631}}.  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[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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<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394114&reqParentsLabel=Bourbon%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KY Court Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170412200231/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY 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]
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KY Directories Intro|Bourbon}}
  
More than 100 genealogies have been published about Bourbon County families. To view a list, visit [[Bourbon_County,_Kentucky_Genealogy|Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy]].
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KY Emigration Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19994 Some of the descendants of Robert and Jane ( ) McCune of Bourbon and Nicholas County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.
  
==== Immigration  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
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==== African Americans ====
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{{KY African Americans Intro|Bourbon}}
  
==== Land  ====
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20171102002228/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~kyafamer/ The Kentucky African American Griots Project]
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
  
{{KY Land}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Bourbon}}
  
'''''Land Grants and Patents'''''
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=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{KY Genealogies Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*Virginia Land Office. [Index], Commonwealth's Grants or Patents [1779-1794, 1801 Now in Kentucky]. Original records, Virginia State Land Office, Richmond, Va. {{FHL|429171|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 7811 Item 1.}} [Some of the land was situated in Bourbon County.]  
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*'''[Duncan]''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13362 The Duncans of Bourbon County, Kentucky ] at Ancestry ($)
*Kentucky Land Office - land patents
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*'''[McCune]''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19994 Some of the descendants of Robert and Jane ( ) McCune of Bourbon and Nicholas County, Kentucky] at Ancestry ($)
*[http://bourboncoky.info/SurveyBk1.html Bourbon County Land Records ]- Surveys before 1800 (accessed 17 May 2014)  
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*'''[Miller]''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16273 The Millers of Millersburg, Kentucky] at Ancestry ($)
*[http://bourboncoky.info/DeedIndex.html Bourbon County Property Records] links to Deed Books 1786-1902 (accessed 17 May 2014)
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*[[Bourbon_County,_Kentucky_Genealogy|Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy]], list of more than 100 genealogies published about Bourbon County families.
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KY Guardianship Intro|Bourbon}}
  
{{KY History}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KY Land Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*Everman, H.E. ''The History of Bourbon County, 1785-1865.'' n.p.: Bourbon Press, 1977.
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'''''Land Grants and Patents'''''
*{{FHL|291952|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9423 H2e}}.
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8492 Bourbon, Harrison, Nicholas, and Scott Counties, Kentucky History] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*Virginia Land Office. Commonwealth's Grants or Patents 1779-1794, 1801 (Now in Kentucky). Original records, Virginia State Land Office, Richmond, Va. {{FHL|429171|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 7811 Item 1.}} Index. Some of the land was situated in Bourbon County.
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16273 The Millers of Millersburg, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*Kentucky Land Office - land patents
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13362 The Duncans of Bourbon County, Kentucky ] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://bourboncoky.info/SurveyBk1.html Bourbon County Land Records ]- Surveys before 1800
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19994 Some of the descendants of Robert and Jane ( ) McCune of Bourbon and Nicholas County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://bourboncoky.info/DeedIndex.html Bourbon County Property Records] links to Deed Books 1786-1902
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KY Histories Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*[http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/gmd:@field(SUBJ+@od1(United+States--Kentucky--Bourbon+County+)) 1877 Atlas of Bourbon County ]- mape &amp; names of property owners in towns, country
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*Everman, H.E. ''The History of Bourbon County, 1785-1865.'' n.p.: Bourbon Press, 1977. {{FHL|291952|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9423 H2e}}.
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8492 Bourbon, Harrison, Nicholas, and Scott Counties, Kentucky History] at Ancestry ($)
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KY Maps Intro|Bourbon}}
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{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Bourbon County}}}}
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*[https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3953bm.gct00130/?q=atlas+of+fayette+bourbon&st=gallery 1877 Atlas of Bourbon County]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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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=394114&reqParentsLabel=Bourbon%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]]
  
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/bourbon/military.htm Bourbon County Military]websites and information
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=== Migration ===
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{{KY Migration Intro|Bourbon}}
  
===== French and Indian War  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KY Military Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies a Bourbon County veteran; see place name index.]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/bourbon/military.htm Bourbon County Military]  
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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'''''French and Indian War'''''<br>
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Identifies a Bourbon County veteran; see place name index.
  
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{KY Revolutionary War Intro|Bourbon}}
 
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. {{FHL|127577|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b}}.
 
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. {{FHL|127577|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b}}.
  
===== War of 1812 =====
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==== War of 1812 ====
 
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{{KY War of 1812 Intro|Bourbon}}
 
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. {{FHL|127577|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b}}.
 
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky.'' 1934. {{FHL|127577|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b}}.
  
===== Civil War =====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KY Civil War Intro|Bourbon}}
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'''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|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''' - [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)
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*'''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)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
'''Online Records'''
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{{KY Civil War Regiments|Bourbon}}<br>
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:- [[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, E, G, H, K and M.
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company G.
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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:- [[18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company A, B, D and E.
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
{{VAciv}}
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Companies A, B, E, G, H, K and M.  
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)|11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union)]], Company G.  
 
:- [[18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company A, B, D and E.  
 
 
:- [[40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company E.
 
:- [[40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)|40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union)]], Company E.
  
===== World War II =====
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==== World War II ====
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{{KY World War II Intro|Bourbon}}
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*Bourbon County Woman's Club (Paris, Ky.). ''Bourbon County Men and Women Who Served in World War Two''. Digital version at [https://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7v154dp31r#page/1/mode/1up University of Kentucky].
  
*Bourbon County Woman's Club (Paris, Ky.). ''Bourbon County Men and Women Who Served in World War Two''. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B98-35-40283404 Kentuckiana Digital Library].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{KY Naturalization Intro|Bourbon}}
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{KY Newspapers Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News], Newspaper Index with links
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
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*[https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)] Deaths, Obituaries, Marriages from '''The Bourbon News''', Millersburg, Kentucky for 1882
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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=== Obituaries ===
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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{{KY Obituaries Intro|Bourbon}}
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
  
<br>
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources],KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Obituaries], USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70050 Obituary Daily Times], Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries (Ancestry)
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
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*[https://kentuckypioneers.com Kentucky Pioneers ($)] Deaths, Obituaries, Marriages from '''The Bourbon News''', Millersburg, Kentucky for 1882
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}  
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=== Other Records ===
 +
{{KY Other Records Intro|Bourbon}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards], USGenWeb
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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=== Periodicals ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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{{KY Periodicals Intro|Bourbon}}
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
 
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
 
*[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
 
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{KY Probate Intro|Bourbon}}
  
{{KY Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records
  
*'''1786-1871''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to R (1786-1871)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1774–1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry ($)] — index and images
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*'''1786-1795''' [http://www.copies1918.com/bourbon-a.html Will Book A: 1786-1795] - [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Bourbon County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee.
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*'''1786-1871''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to R (1786-1871)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1786-1799''' [https://kentuckypioneers.com Images of Wills, Inventories, Estates, Book A, 1786-1799]  Kentucky Pioneers, ($)
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*'''1795-1805''' [http://www.copies1918.com/bourbon-b.html Will Book B: 1795-1805] - [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Bourbon County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee.
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/kentucky/bourbon-county-kentucky-wills.htm Bourbon County Wills and Estates ]
  
[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/kentucky/bourbon-county-kentucky-wills.htm Bourbon County Wills and Estates ]- a variety of wills and related materials
 
  
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Bourbon County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
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'''''London Court'''''
  
#[http://www.copies1918.com/bourbon-a.html Will Book A: 1786-1795]
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*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.
#[http://www.copies1918.com/bourbon-b.html Will Book B: 1795-1805]
 
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{KY Schools Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== Tax Records ===
*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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{{KY Tax Intro|Bourbon}}
  
'''''London Court'''''  
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*'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.
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*'''1790-1791''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ("8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names.")
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
*Coldham, Peter Wilson. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KY Vital Intro|Bourbon}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Birth ====
 
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{{KY Birth Intro|Bourbon}}
{{KY Tax Intro}}  
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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
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*'''1852-1859''' - Bourbon County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517081}} 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>
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*'''1874''' - Bourbon County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517082}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records], Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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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
  
*'''1787''' - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1690559 FamilySearch] - free; {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.]
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==== Marriage ====
*'''1790-1791''' - Heinemann, Charles B. ''"First Census" of Kentucky 1790''. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940.&nbsp;1981 reprint: {{FHL|446696|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.9 X2ph 1981}}; digital version at [http://www.kykinfolk.com/carroll/1790census.htm Kentucky Kinfolks]. ["8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names."]
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{{KY Marriage Intro|Bourbon}}
*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
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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 $
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*'''1786-1800''' - [http://www.frontierfolk.net/ramsha_research/Marriages/marriagessite.html Bourbon County Marriages ]- marriage bonds 1786 - 1798; marriages 1786 - 1800, etc.
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*'''1786-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5611 Bourbon County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1786-1800] at Ancestry ($)
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1853-1860''' - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1853-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517081}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1876-1879''' - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517083}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*''Kentucky Marriage Records, from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. {{FHL|346136|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9 V2km}}. Includes marriages from Bourbon County.
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*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. {{FHL|439629|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 948631}}.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29469 Marriage records for Bourbon County, Kentucky] at Ancestry ($)
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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
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{KY Death Intro|Bourbon}}
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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
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*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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
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[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/How_to_Find_Kentucky_Death_Records Kentucky Death Records]
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions of and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable Kentucky Vital Records], Searchable databases of Kentucky Births, Deaths and Marriages
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*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
  
{{KY Vital Intro}}  
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==== Divorce ====
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{{KY Divorce Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Bourbon}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Archives ===
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{{KY Archives Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*'''1852-1859''' - Bourbon County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517081}} 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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=== Family History Centers ===
*'''1874''' - Bourbon County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517082}} at FamilySearch - free.
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KY Libraries Intro|Bourbon}}
  
*'''1786-1800''' - [http://www.frontierfolk.net/ramsha_research/Marriages/marriagessite.html Bourbon County Marriages ]- marriage bonds 1786 - 1798; marriages 1786 - 1800, etc.
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=== Museums ===
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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{{KY Museums Intro|Bourbon}}
*'''1853-1860''' - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1853-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517081}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1876-1879''' - Bourbon County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517083}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*''Kentucky Marriage Records, from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. {{FHL|346136|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.9 V2km}}. [Includes marriages from Bourbon County.]
 
*Shane, John Dabney and Presbyterian Historical Society. ''Shane Manuscript Collection.'' Original records, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Penn. {{FHL|439629|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 948631}}.
 
*'''1786-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5611 Bourbon County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1786-1800] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29469 Marriage records for Bourbon County, Kentucky] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
 
  
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== Societies ==
 
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{{KY Societies Intro|Bourbon}}
[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/How_to_Find_Kentucky_Death_Records Kentucky Death Records]
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*'''Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 951<br>Paris, KY 40362<br>Email: [mailto:BourbonCountian@aol.com BourbonCountian@aol.com]<br>[http://bourboncoky.info/ResourcesLinks.html Website]<br>
 
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
 
 
 
'''Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 951<br>Paris, Kentucky 40362<br>E-mail:[mailto:BourbonCountian@aol.com BourbonCountian@aol.com]<br>[http://frontierfolk.net/bourboncountian/ Website]<br><br>
 
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybcgs/resources.htm Bourbon County Resources] Historical Society
 
 
*[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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== Websites ==
 
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{{KY Websites Intro|Bourbon}}
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
 
== Bourbon County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/bourbon-county/ Bourbon County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/bourbon-county/ Bourbon County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
*[http://kykinfolk.com/bourbon/index.html Bourbon County KYGenWeb project]. Maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.org/bourbon/ Bourbon County KYGenWeb project]. Maps, name indexes, history or other information for this 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://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 Kencucky Website]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
*[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.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html Kentucky Archives], USGenWeb Archives
*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Boone|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boone/ Boone County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Boone/ Boone County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Bourbon-County.htm Bourbon County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Bourbon-County.htm Bourbon County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|195225|Kentucky|Bourbon}}. Free - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
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Latest revision as of 15:30, 1 July 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Paris
Organized: October 17, 1785
Parent County(s): Fayette[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bath  • Clark  • Fayette  • Harrison  • Montgomery  • Nicholas  • Scott
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for House of Bourbon. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Bourbon County Courthouse
310 Main Street
Paris, KY 40361
Phone: 859.987.2142[3]
Bourbon County Website

Bourbon 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
1852 1786 1852 1786 1786 1786 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

  • 1872, 1901--Courthouse disasters caused the loss of some records.
  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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
  • Escondida
  • Ewalt Crossroads
  • Hopewell
  • Hutchison
  • Jacksonville
  • Jackstown
  • Kiserton
Ghost towns


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 Bourbon, 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 Bourbon county cemeteries.

  • 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.
1790 7,837
1800 12,825 63.6%
1810 18,009 40.4%
1820 17,664 −1.9%
1830 18,436 4.4%
1840 14,478 −21.5%
1850 14,466 −0.1%
1860 14,860 2.7%
1870 14,863 0.0%
1880 15,956 7.4%
1890 16,976 6.4%
1900 18,069 6.4%
1910 17,462 −3.4%
1920 18,418 5.5%
1930 18,060 −1.9%
1940 17,932 −0.7%
1950 17,752 −1.0%
1960 18,178 2.4%
1970 18,476 1.6%
1980 19,405 5.0%
1990 19,236 −0.9%
2000 19,360 0.6%
2010 19,985 3.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bourbon 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.

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

1800 - Lost, but a substitute is available:

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.

1801-- Cane Ridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Home to a large camp meeting that drew thousands of people and had a lasting influence as one of the landmark events of the Second Great Awakening. The event was led by eighteen Presbyterian ministers, but numerous Methodist and Baptist preachers also spoke and assisted. The Second Great Awakening introduced new thoughts and opinions on religion.[7]

Baptist

Presbyterian


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.

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 Kentucky African Americans 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.

Land Grants and Patents

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Bourbon 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]

Harrison CountyNicholas CountyBath CountyMontgomery CountyClark CountyFayette CountyScott CountyKY BOURBON.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

French and Indian War

  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. Identifies a Bourbon County veteran; see place name index.

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

  • Bell, Annie W.B. Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky. 1934. FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b.

War of 1812[edit | edit source]

  • Bell, Annie W.B. Record of Pension Abstracts Pertaining to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Indian Wars: Who Settled in Bourbon County, Kentucky. 1934. FHL US/CAN Book 976.942 M23b.

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

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

- 7th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, B, E, G, H, K and M.
- 11th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G.
- 18th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company A, B, D and E.
- 40th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company E.

World War II[edit | edit source]

  • Bourbon County Woman's Club (Paris, Ky.). Bourbon County Men and Women Who Served in World War Two. Digital version at University of Kentucky.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bourbon 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 Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Bourbon 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


London Court

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. Includes will of a resident of Bourbon County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.

School 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.

  • 1787 - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. FHL. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bourbon County is included in Vol. 1.
  • 1790-1791 - Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ("8 pages of 1790 were used and 3 volumes of 1791. There is some duplication of names.")
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[8] digitized by Ancestry ($).

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 Bourbon County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Bourbon 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]

Kentucky Death Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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, "Bourbon County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_County,_Kentucky."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bourbon County, 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), Bourbon 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, "Bourbon County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bourbon_County,_Kentucky, accessed 3 August 2018.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Ridge,_Kentucky
  8. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  9. 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.