Questions tagged [kentucky]

For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Kentucky, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1792) when it was British territory.

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Father and Son on Same Tax List

A father (for instance James Sr) is on the same tax list in Kentucky with three young men (James Jr., Joseph and William) with the last surname, who could be his sons or nephews. James Sr is listed ...
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Finding Marriage of Elizabeth Smith Julian and Newton Bonner in 1840s Kentucky, North Carolina or Tennessee?

John Robert Bonner, was born in Missouri, on May 19, 1845. His father, Newton Bonner, was born in Kentucky and I don’t know the year. His mother Elizabeth Smith Julian is the Daughter of John ...
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Where is John Knight of Henry Kentucky in 1840 census?

I'm trying to find the 1840 census record for John Knight, b. 1793 in the 1840 census. Both Ancestry and FamilySearch list him in their index, but have no record. Here is result on FamilySearch: ...
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What is the spelling of this hand written name?

The 31 Dec 1814 marriage of Moses Ragan and Miss Polly Walker in Nelson, Kentucky, United States shown here states: Know all men by these presents, that we Moses Ragan & Charles Walker are held ...
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Does a mother signing a Marriage Contract imply the father is dead?

The 31 Dec 1814 marriage of Moses Ragan and Miss Polly Walker in Nelson, Kentucky, United States shown here states: Know all men by these presents, that we Moses Ragan & Charles Walker are held ...
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Finding documentary evidence for father of somebody born 1903 in Kentucky, USA?

My Great Grandfather is George Ann Boyd born 1903 in Henderson Kentucky. I am looking for information on his father. It is rumored in my family he is the father. However, I want proof. George was ...
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Finding Kentucky records from 1800 to 1900?

I am researching various families in Kentucky from 1800 through 1900. All the online resources have census stuff but when looking for more details I hit nothing. Where online can you find ...
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Tracing ancestors from 1800 back in Kentucky/Tennessee (USA)?

I have a least three male relatives born between 1800 and 1810 that I cannot trace back further. How should I continue my research? ( they all seem to be USA born Kentucky, Tennessee)