Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson County, Kentucky
Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson County, Kentucky, from the Filson Club History Quarterly. . (1988)In 1780 Kentucky County, Virginia, was divided into three Kentucky counties--Fayette, Lincoln, and Jefferson.
The importance of Jefferson County to genealogists lies in the fact that, along with the other two counties, it was one of the parents of Kentucky's present 120 counties. So Jefferson County's records will be of interest to a wide audience of genealogists. Excerpted from the important Filson Club History Quarterly, this work has transcripts of the earliest Jefferson County, Kentucky records known to exist--wills, deeds, surveys, administrations, inventories, and poll lists. These records are a unique body of information on early Jefferson County and its people--ordinary people for the most part--seen here in court records, swearing and fighting, trading with Indians, surveying land, registering the deeds to their property, or assigning property to heirs and relatives. The records reprinted in this book are: Minute Books A and 1 (1781-1785); Will Books 1 and 2 (1784-1833); Bond and Power of Attorney Book 1 (1783-1798); and Division Book 1 (1797-1832).Genealogical.com publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, Genealogical.com can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. Genealogical.com is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.