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Barren County KY U.S. Army Enlistees, World War II.
Approximately 1,514 young men and two women from Barren County enlisted for service in the U.S. Army during World War II. Sadly, Kentucky did not have a master list of these enlistments and this book shows all whose names were found. The official records show that some might have not been included due to the fact that they were all entered on punched cards and then converted to digital form. This book shows the following: Name, where enlisted, when enlisted, year and state location of birth, rank, branch assigned to, race, civilian occupation and marital status. Supplementary information includes a description of how the records were recorded, an extensive list of civilian occupations maintained by the Army, why some unusual entries and a list of those killed in action or dying of wounds. 34 pages of names plus many pages supplemental. Not indexed as shown in alphabetical order. $15.00 printed or $10 as e-book.
Kentucky Civil War Slave Compensation Claims.
The Union needed more soldiers during the Civil War. They offered slave owners the opportunity to free their male slaves and let them enlist in the Union cause. If the slave qualified, the former slave owner would be compensated for the slaves he so freed. This book lists the slave owners who filed claims for compensation throughout the state. It shows the name of the former owner, the name of the slave, his age, birth county and the unit in which he served. It is not a list of all the slaves who served but those whose owners were paid. There are approximately 725 slaves listed and often with multiple spellings on their names. I have included all spellings as shown on the official records. This will assist the white researcher as well as the African-American researcher. Also included is a county breakdown of how many claims were filed, explanation of how this program worked, a full-name index of both the slave owners and the slaves. 40 pages. $15.00 printed for $10.00 as an e-book.
Warren Co KY Mortality Schedules 1850 through 1880.
These were special reports taken at census time for the years shown. These reported the deaths that occurred May 31st of the previous year to June 1st of the current year. Shown was the deceased's name, age, gender, where born, occupation, month of death and cause of death on the 1850 and 1860 reports. In 1870, the place of birth of the father & mother, if parents were foreign born and town or precinct where lived were added. In 1880 two more columns were added: how long the deceased had lived in the county and the attending physician. Some murders included and black as well as white deaths shown. Over 1,030 deaths which pre-dated when vital statistics were kept. 40 pages including full-name index plus definitions on some of the old diseases and a history of how these reports were taken $15.00 printed or $10.00 as e-book.
Warren Co KY Marriages 1852-1866.
1,888 marriages and one divorce citation are recorded during these 15 years. It also includes Black marriages. This book contains much more than the average marriage book as from 4-8 documents were checked on each marriage. These include marriage registers, bonds, bond application, license, certificate, ministers returns & permission slips (transcribed in total). This time frame covers before, during and after the Civil War and one will find soldiers marrying before going off into battle, girls as young as 13 often marrying widowers in their 70's. Included is an explanation of the forms maintained, a full-name groom index, female index and a general index listing the names of parents, witnesses, securities & ministers/JP's. 232 pages. $32 in printed version or $20 as an e-book.
Barren County Kentucky African-American Deaths 1873-1911.
These deaths are taken from many Glasgow newspapers. They include also deaths from Allen, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe and Monroe Counties. In the past, deaths were just noted in various reports from correspondents from different communities, there was not an obituary column. Included are 417 deaths and even two marriages. Many of the older citizens were slaves originally and previous owners are shown. Also shown in most is the cause of death, ranging from natural causes to murders, fires, drownings, etc. 34 pages including full-name index. $12.00 or $6.00 as an e-book.
South Central Kentucky Asylum Patients 1878-1911 and Some Poor House Inmates 1875-1906.
Taken from the Barren County newspapers of this time frame. Part one lists the following: Date of paper, name of individual sent to the asylum and all information as shown in the article. This includes Barren, Allen, Metcalfe, Monroe, Cumberland with a few from Green, Warren and Hardin County. Not all papers in this time frame are available so there may be more not shown. Many interesting and tragic accounts with causes sometime shown, family, deaths or escapes! Part 2 is a short list of residents of the poor house at various dates. 21 pages including full-name index and county index plus information about the two asylums' history, definitions of various terms used. $10.00 or $5.00 as an e-book.
Barren County Blood Runs in the Barrens Volume 2.
113 more murder cases dating from 1850-1911. These are taken from local papers, out-of-area papers, Circuit Court Criminal Cases Off-Docket, cemetery records, oral history and census records. Actual images of some of the newspaper articles shown; all sources cited. Murders ranged from stabbings, poisoning of pregnant wife, brother killing brother, father killing son, knife attacks, grudges and shootings. Includes both white and black murders. 32 pages including full-name index. $15.00 or $10.00 as e-book.
Barren County KY I.R.S. Tax Assessments Sept 1862 through 1866.
The US Congress passed a law in 1862 initiating the I.R.S. Tax Assessments to pay for the Civil War. This ran through 1895 and then was abolished. The individual tax statements were ordered to be destroyed but the assessor's reports were to be saved. Those that survived include, for Barren County, Sept 1862 through 1866 only. In 1862 there was no county designation on the taxes, just the state. Thankfully Barren County's report for 1863 included the taxes paid in Sept 1862. Shown are 4 charts, one for each year as the charts changed year by year. They show the following: Date taxes paid, name of individual being taxed, Location (county and/or town), the item being taxed, sometimes the quantity and the tax paid. Items taxed during this time frame included income from a business, liquor, carriages & harnesses, gold watches and pianos. Farmers were not taxed, only those deriving an income from a business. This included lawyers, doctors, dentists, retail dealers, retail liquor dealers, peddlers, owners of stallions or jacks, dry good stores and hotel keepers primarily. 38 pages which includes also a detailed explanation of the tax law and full-name index. $15.00 or $10.00 as an e-book (PDF file).
African-American Civil War Soldiers.
Between 22-24,000 African-American soldiers served with the Union in the Civil War. This book covers Allen, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties. These are the service records as on file with National Archives. Information shown: name, sometimes rank, company & regiment served with, type of service, age, height, color of complexion, hair & eyes, place of birth, occupation, when enlisted and where, length of service. Additional information on many includes dates died and location, cause of death and desertions. Also included: Black Soldiers in the Civil War history and conditions, types of service; recruiting posters, explanations on cavalry, heavy & light artillery and infantry, Kentucky units and additional names from local sources. 37 pages including full-name index. $15.00 or $10.00 for e-book format.
Confederate Pension Applications for Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe & Warren Co KY.
Confederate soldiers were able to apply for a pension in the 1900's. This book shows many genealogically important facts. It not only lists applications from soldiers then living in KY but also for those who had moved to Texas. Information varies but normally includes: name, application #, address, date of enlistment, date of discharge (or surrender), if they had been imprisoned, names of officers served under, sometimes injuries. When the soldier had died, widows could apply for a pension which gives much more information including: their full name, date and place of birth, how long the couple had lived in the state (in Texas), date & location of their marriage and who performed the ceremony, marital status at his death, soldier's date & place of death, her personal & real estate value upon application, how many in family at that date. 63 pages plus a detailed history of Civil War pensions, requirements, if African Americans who served in the Confederacy could receive a pension, sample applications and full-name index. $20.00 or as e-book $15.00.
Photocopy of Bible records, military, deeds, biography. 29 pages. $5.00; e-book $3.00.
Massive research on Alex Beard and family, covering over 30 years of researching. Deeds, wills, marriages, photocopies of court transcriptions, family sheets, descendants lists and much more. E-book price: $12.00
Bowles, Thomas Of Hanover County Va.
Rare booklet with an expansive family tree. E-book price: $5.00
172 pages of nearly every document available. Done by Eva Coe Peden & Gladys Benedict Wilson, photocopies of all available documents on the families in Barren Co. Additionally contains Barren Co marriages; Rutherford Co TN marriages (primarily on Bridges on these documents); Barren Co Deaths, Allen Co deaths; family sheets. Photocopied documents include deeds, Circuit Court cases, lawsuits, etc. etc. Family sheets start with James Bridges, born ca 1760 including much information. Franklin Co TN records included, Allen Co KY marriages. Paynes cited but primarily on the Bridges family. Due to size, sent in two separate files. E-book price: $12.00
Button, Elias Family.
Elias Button born 27 Apr 1783 Culpeper Co VA & wife Nancy Settle Button (27 Jan 1791-16 Mar 1852. Photocopies of source documents Barren Co, deeds, wills, vital statistics, etc. 85 pages. $12.00; e-book $9.00.
Clark and Associated Families.
A large file showing the following information on James Clark 1737-1789 of Orange & Culpeper Counties, VA; John Clark 1767-1844; Henry James Clark 1794-1874 (extensive family tree); the Gregory family starting with Rev. John Gregory 1623-1687; John & Susan Rowland Taylor (born 1510); Pendleton family; Sir David Gaines; Churchill notes; Waldo; Herndon; Christopher Clark (1681-1754). 126 pages. $20.00; e-book: $15.00.
Two major files on the Defevers' family in Hart and some into Barren Co. Professionally done, massive information. 88 pages. $12.00, e-book $8.00.
Contains: marriage license Robert S. Dougherty & Emily Jewel, citations from Barren Co records, Joe Dougherty's airplane crash in Vietnam, obituary of W. G. Dougherty, many old research letters on Michael T. Dougherty, Salute of Russell E. Dougherty July 3, 1976, photographs of ceremony, obituary of Lt. Colonel Bryant Dougherty in Glasgow, will of Robert Dougherty, 1846; inventory of estate of same, Dougherty grantor deeds 1800 thru 1872, marriage license of Galitin Dougherty and Mary Slemmons, marriage license Robert S. Daugherty & Viley H. Barton, 1847 marriage license Robert S. to Ruth A. Anderson. 46 pages. $10.00. E-book, $7.00.
Pedigree charts on the Gardner family of Hart Co traced back to James/John Logan born 1685/89 in Armagh, UK. 32 pages. $5.00; e-book $3.00.
A massive file with a lot of information! Marriages, deeds, family sheets, biographical, very old correspondence to Miss Prudence Stockton, a large file. 141 pages. $20.00. E-book $15.00 (17 mb file).
Jones and Starr Family.
Contents: Records of Lutie Starr & William E. Jones, Barren Co. William A. Starr family, death certificate of Virginia Gibson Starr, Caleb J. Gibson will, photos of Peter Starr & Amarada Moulton with family information, tombstone photo, census records, Piercy Mill, Peter Starr family record, Michael Starr (born 1748 Germany), many pages on the descendants of Michael Starr, ancestry.com records, photo of William Edward Jones & Lutie Starr' grave, birth index, associated families, death certificate William E. Jones, military records of same & much more. About 3 duplicated pages. 127 pages. $12.00; e-book $7.00.
Lee, Thomas Jefferson Family.
Born 1836 Barren Co. Family sheets, other Lee families in Monroe Co KY. 29 pages, $5.00; $3.00 e-book.
Contains: Copy of the Durbin and Logsdon Genealogy by Betty Jewell Durbin Carson, One Line of Descent from Thomas Logsdon I, Military papers on William H Logsdon, Jr., Pension Application by Mrs. M. A. Logsdon, article on Cub Run, KY by Dollie Logsdon & Priscilla Stith, Hart Co Tax list 1836-1838, Rev. Soldiers Living in Hart Co., death record, citation of James V. Logsdon Rev. War Pension, Logsdon's from Hart Co in the Civil War, Old Logsdon Valley School, land entries, tax list for 1819, Northtown Church Cemetery Logsdon burial, index to Hart Co wills, Logsdons shown in Grayson Co cemetery and other assorted records. 66 pages. $8.00; e-book $4.00
contains Green Co KY cemetery records, Barren Co Marriages, photographs, many family sheets tracing back to Alexander McCandless who was born 1794, old letters and much more. 141 pages. $20.00. E-book $15.00.
Application for Pension (Confederate Service); newspaper article from Glasgow Times, Barren Co citations- marriages, probate, order books, tax records, Circuit Court case, Charles McKinney family tree, deeds. 43 pages. $10.00; e-book $5.00.
Contents: citations from Barren Co deeds, etc. grantee & grantor indexes, memory card Nettie Lee Houchens, family sheets, photographs of stones, death certificate Nettie, FindAGrave citations, etc. 36 pages. $5.00; $3.00 e-book.
Descendants of Edward "Ned" Pedigo/Pediford/Peregoy. Descendancy sheets, citations from Barren County, family sheets. 72 pages. $7.00. E-book $4.00.
Contains 9 generation family tree beginning with John Puckett (born 116 and wife Ann Jefferys/Jeffries. Includes Rev. War Roll citation for Womack Puckett; Garrett Genealogy; Quaker citations; Willie Puckett WWI registration cards; maps; tombstone of William F & Louisa A. Puckett; letters and more. 79 pages. $12.00; e-book $8.00.
Contains the Snow genealogy and source data on Abner Snow from Barren Co records including Order Books, deed books, tax records 1806-08, 1811-13, 1815-19; Circuit Court citations, Equity Cases off docket index, water grist mill records, Blue Springs Baptist Church citations and Little Barren Church minutes of Metcalfe Co. 57 pages. $12.00. E-book $7.00.
Staples Family With Some Hickman Data.
This was prepared by the late Blanche Betty Staples Hickman, very loved neighbors. Before her death she gave me her entire research. Hand-written in beautiful penmanship, there are many records shown – births, death, family sheets, stories etc. Included are some sheets on her husband's line, the Hickmans. A pure delight! 93 pages. $15.00. E-book $10.00
Pedigree charts on Settles, family sheets on same, citations from "Southern Kentuckians", Willis Family History, John Booker Thompson Family line, will of same, Thompson Family History, will of George B. Willis, Culpeper Co VA citations, Allegree pedigree chart, census records & deeds. 83 pages. $10.00; e-book $5.00.
Wilcoxson Circuit Court Cases
Barren Circuit Court file 2170, 1857. Photocopies of an extended case with Alexander & Rachel Payton petitioned in equity Perkins and Wilcoxsons. 52 pages. $12.00; e- book $9.00.
Contains: family sheet Caleb/Gottlieb Wolfe (1765 MD) and wife Christinia; Barren Co deeds, Circuit Court case abstract of Bennett Wolf, Wolf marriages in Barren Co, order book citations. 27 pages. $5.00; $3.00 e-book.
African-American, Barren & Hart Co. Includes death record, History of Morning Star Baptist Church of Hart Co, many Civil War papers. (rosters, etc). 30 pages. $5.00; e-book $3.00.
Extensive research on the Jacob Wright family. Included correspondence, many family sheets. Includes same varied data on Matthias Lair line. 89 pages. $15.00. E-book $10.00.
First Presbyterian Church of Glasgow, KY.
This book is rather a fascinating look at the oldest church in Glasgow. It pre-dated the other two old churches - Glasgow Baptist and First Methodist so the reader will find many names that are familiar. The original minutes from 1802-1830's were lost. Then in 1841, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was formed and First Presbyterian was loaned the minutes from that time frame to copy into their own books. This "Book 1" covers from 1844-1875. It begins with a large membership list from the 1830's showing deaths, dates received, dates removed, locations where members moved. Also included is a large list of infant baptisms - names and dates, most time parents. Following are the minutes of the business meetings (called Sessions). There are times when the church didn't meet or met elsewhere; several "difficulties" with members are shown and times when they had no minister. It is a fascinating look at the past of a struggling church in its earlier years. 66 pages with full-name index. $15.00 or $10.00 as an e-book.
Warren County Kentucky Cemeteries Revisited
There are several cemetery books available for Warren County but many do not have more current burials and many have errors. This book is not a duplicate of O. L. Thomas's book Ancestral Graves, does not include Fairview, St. Joseph's, the Smiths Grove or soldier burial cemeteries. In the 1960's Rabold & Price published a book on other cemeteries in the county. Later, Eva Coe Peden had started making corrections on their records and had a long list of errors and further information. I took both sources and added in FindAGrave and compared all. Where photos existed of the actual stone I checked those and found that FindAGrave also had errors. I also found that in the Rabold-Price book many of the cemeteries were not complete though they did not indicate this. This book contains transcriptions of 86 cemeteries with as accurate information that I could find. It includes some photos of the cemeteries cited (not individual stones). I indicated the burials that were not shown in Rabold-Price and those not catalogued by FindAGrave. Some cemeteries are updated to 2016. 164 pages including a surname index. $30.00 or $20.00 for the e-book edition.
Hart Co. KY Mortality Schedules 1860, 1870 & 1880.
On these years, there was an extra form required where the enumerator had to list those who had died in the previous year up to May 31st of the census year. This fills a gap between the vital statistics and when death certificates were issued. This was also done in 1850 but are not available for Monroe Co. Information changed from census year to census year but included name of deceased, age, gender, color, free or slave (1860), marital status, where born (in 1880 where parents were born also), month of death and cause of death. In some years the length of residency in the county are shown and the physician's name. No parents' names are given. 32 pages including full-name index. $5.00 or $3.00 as e-book.
Metcalfe Co KY Mortality Schedules - 1860, 1870 and 1880.
On these years, there was an extra form required where the enumerator had to list those who had died in the previous year up to May 31st of the census year. This fills a gap between the vital statistics and when death certificates were issued. This was also done in 1850 but are not available for Monroe Co. Information changed from census year to census year but included name of deceased, age, gender, color, free or slave (1860), marital status, where born (in 1880 where parents were born also), month of death and cause of death. In some years the length of residency in the county are shown and the physician's name. No parents' names are given. 22 pages including full-name index. $5.00 or $3.00 as e-book.
Monroe Co KY Mortality Schedules - 1860, 1870 and 1880.
On these years, there was an extra form required where the enumerator had to list those who had died in the previous year up to May 31st of the census year. This fills a gap between the vital statistics and when death certificates were issued. This was also done in 1850 but are not available for Monroe Co. Information changed from census year to census year but included name of deceased, age, gender, color, free or slave (1860), marital status, where born (in 1880 where parents were born also), month of death and cause of death. In some years the length of residency in the county are shown and the physician's name. No parents' names are given. 24 pages including full-name index. $5.00 or $3.00 as e-book.
Barren Co KY Mortality Schedules - 1860, 1870 and 1880.
On these years, there was an extra form required where the enumerator had to list those who had died in the previous year up to May 31st of the census year. This fills a gap between the vital statistics and when death certificates were issued. This was also done in 1850 but are not available for Barrern Co. Information changed from census year to census year but included name of deceased, age, gender, color, free or slave (1860), marital status, where born (in 1880 where parents were born also), month of death and cause of death. In some years the length of residency in the county are shown and the physician's name. No parents' names are given. 50 pages including full-name index. $15.00 or $10.00 as e-book.
When the Cannons Last Roared.
For the African-Americans in Barren County changes would soon be made that would alter their lives forever. In 1866 the slaves were freed and the government was attempting to care for the orphans and paupers as well as the adults. Laws were passed, the Freedmen's Association was founded and counties began the process of "binding out" the orphans. This book is taken from Barren County Order Book 10. From 1865-1870 in Barren County there were 86 children named (most with ages) who were "bound out" or indentured to white families, many who were their former masters. There were 34 paupers named who were either privately cared for by their former masters or housed in the "Negro Poor House." Other citations include black ministers who were licensed and men who worked alongside their white neighbors on the roads and more. There were 156 black soldiers who fought for the Union from Barren County whose names are also included. 32 pages with full-name index, $10.00. E-book version $5.00
Barren County KY Order Book 10. January 1864 through January 1870.
The Civil War has ended, and the County Clerk's office is conducting business as if the war never existed. Included in the book, originally 553 pages long, one finds the people of the County listed by the thousands, in fact 1,084 names are cited. There are records of deaths (intestate & testate), dower assignments & divisions of lands, tavern licenses, bastardy cases, road reports showing house by house the names of most of the people living there, ministers being granted licenses to marry, naturalization of a Prussian man, the physical description (including the color of the whiskers) of those granted licenses to vend their wares, the welfare of the African-American former slave children (showing names, ages & the previous owner's name), citation of the first African-American School, the "Negro Poorhouse" and much more. 270 pages including a large full-name index. $30.00 or $20.00 as an e-book.