Eastern KY Books for Sale

Updated 17 April 2002
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I created this site in the hopes that it will help researchers find available research and family books for the Eastern Kentucky area.  If you have any books related to E. KY for sale that you would like to see added here, please contact me, Debi Houser Kendrick.

Disclaimer - I do not guarantee nor endorse the sources below. This is only a list of available books. If you have trouble with your order, please contact the sources below.


County Books

Breathitt

Carter

Estill

Floyd

Knott

Lee

Letcher

Menifee

Owsley

Perry

Wolfe

Miscellaneous
 
 

Surname Books
 

Adams Families of SE Kentucky

Combs/Kendrick

Benjamin F. Crawford Family

EKy Stamper Kin

The Tussey Trail
 
 

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Recent Releases/Updates





1880 Perry Co Ky Census by Lynda Combs Gipson and Jimmie CrashedOne Combs

302 pages of annotated transcription with an all person index in the back and cross referenced census years from 1850 through 1920 where persons could be identified with the index.
Contact Jimmie for price.

Jimmie CrashedOne Combs
180 Circle Dr.
Bridge City, Tx. 77611
409 735 9530
e-mail: CrashedOne@aol.com
 

The 1860 Carter county Kentucky Census including Free and Slave inhabitants.
* 175 pages
* indexed
* soft cover
* spiral bound
* 1375 families listed

The book is $20.00 with a $3.00 shipping fee.

Please send check or money order to
The East Kentuckian
134 Mills Rd.
Wilmington Ohio 45177
Questions? Contact Lukas P. Murphy at  Lukas@in-touch.net
 

O.H. Napier has finished his books and they are now being released.

1. The Evils of Breathitt Co. 
2. Tragedy of the Frozen Flood 
3. A Bloody Night in Breathitt Co. 
4. Hillbilly From Heaven 
5. The Bodies that Stain the Bloody Grounds of Breathitt Co.

The books are priced at $25 each (includes shipping & handling)
Mail orders to:
O.H. Napier
Box 392
Jackson, Ky 41339   My Email address is    bigohnapier@hotmail.com
 

 

Miscellaneous

Kentucky Delayed Birth Certificate Index

A partial index of delayed birth certificates from all parts of Kentucky filed in the 1940's and later by folks born before 1911.  Here are over 45,000 entries for births before 1911 (mostly 1900-1910 with a few as early as 1873).  Each entry has name, date of birth, county, mother's maiden name, volume# and certificate#.  Book $35, Disks $15

Computer disks require a word-processing program such as Write, Microsoft
Word, WordPerfect, WordPad, AmiPro, etc. which can read large text files.
The disks are 3.5 inch 1.4 Meg IBM-compatible format.

Ohio residents please add 5.5% sales tax.  No postage charge for U.S.
addresses.  Mail orders only, please.

Robert L. Smith
7614 Dimmick Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241-1118    or e-mail questions to rlsmith@iac.net

Kentucky started keeping birth and death records in 1852, stopped in 1862,started again in 1874, but didn't get serious about it until 1 January 1911.  Before that date, births and deaths were recorded at the county level and copies were forwarded to the state once a year.   Surviving birth records are mostly for the years 1852-1861, 1874-1879 and 1900-1910. Because of official indifference and neglect, no records are extant for many of the years before 1911.

People lacking official certificates can file delayed birth certificates with the state.  This became common starting around 1940 due to the requirements of Social Security and military service.  Most of the early delayed certificates are for births prior to 1911 but there are many for later years.  According to Roseann Hogan, "Kentuckians have filed over a half-million of these delayed certificates... Social Security, for a time,accepted completed certificates that were not filed with the Department of Vital Statistics in Frankfort.  Therefore, it is possible, that even if no
official certificate can be found in Frankfort, a certificate may have been filed with Social Security or other government agencies."  (Kentucky Ancestry, page 79).

Delayed birth certificates contain name, date of birth, place of birth,sex, race, parents' names, ages, etc. similar to regular birth certificates.  Plus two older witnesses, one related one unrelated.

In Kentucky, the Department of Vital Statistics has most of the delayed birth certificates.  There is an index on microfiche which can only be consulted at the Department.  So far I have been unable to acquire a copy. The Kentucky Historical Society also has 45 rolls of microfilmed delayed birth certificates.  According to Ms. Hogan KHS also has an index (I haven't seen this one).  My impression, gathered from searching for Owsley County birth records, is that there is no single index to all the delayed birth certificates and that the KHS rolls are not included in the VS microfiche.  From the fact there are 1,500 Owsley delayed certificates in the KHS rolls and on the microfiche and 200 more Owsley certificates out of 45,000 here, I estimate the total number of certificates at 350,000.  I have no idea what Social Security has done with their certificates.
This book is based on the computerized index from the Kentucky Health Data Branch.  Here are 45,000 entries for delayed certificates reporting births prior to 1911.  Most of these are for 1900-1910; the oldest here is 1873.
None of these 45,000 entries seem to be in the KHS rolls or the VS microfiche?!?

This index has name, date of birth, county, mother's maiden name, volume (three digits) & certificate number (five digits).  Copies of certificates may be ordered from

Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
<http://cfc-chs.chr.state.ky.us/vital.htm>
(502) 564-4212 voice
(502) 564-6533 Fax

Cost is $9 each.

Dickey Diary - Partial Transcription For Sale

I have finished a transcription of the entire microfilm reel #3 of the Dickey Diary and am offering the book for sale. It is 8 1/2 x 11, has comb binding and includes pages 1593 - 2556 (963 diary pages) and dates of December 21, 1895 to July 29, 1898.

This annotated transcription of the diary is 290 pages, very heavily indexed with the hundreds of names mentioned, and includes 314 footnotes/annotations concerning the contents of the diary and the people mentioned.

Cost:  $50 (includes postage & handling)
  (add 6% sales tax, PA residents only)

Detailed information about the diary and this book at:
http://members.JDBpublications.com
 

Janette Dees Burke
2421 Giant Oaks Drive
Pittsburgh, PA  15241
(412) 833-5942
E-mail:  Jan@JDBpublications.com or kyquilter@visto.com

"What's Your Family?" by Pat Horne, Jeanette Whitaker & Ann Kilburn.
A genealogy and pictorial history of Eastern Ky from information sent in by many different families.  130 pgs., cost $30.

This is the first Vol. of two which is in the works if anyone wants to send in family info. and pictures.  can be ordered from Pat Horne.  They also stress that they are not responsible for any errors the book might contain as the information they received was from individual families.

Helen P. (Pat) Horne
148 Chester Street
Hazard, Ky., 41701-1947
Make checks payable to Helen P. Horne
 
 

Breathitt County KY





"Morris Fork Kentucky"  by Leon Morris

http://users.beanstalk.net/rokadane/morris/
 
 

Mr. Jones and Mrs. Shouse have started releasing their Books.  BOOK PRICES for Early TroubleSome Creek Settlers Series:

"The Flint Ridge Millers of Breathitt County" (482PGS) $35.00
John D Miller and Patsy Fugate.
John C Miller and Tobitha McIntosh

"Henry Hudson and Eliza Campbell" (152pgs) $20.00

"John Russell and Sally Dean" (137pgs) $20.00

"Troublesome Creek Cemeteries", (177pgs)
Haddix to Perry  $25.00

Shipping and handling for each Book  $5.00

Make Check to:
Victor Jones
575 Bethel Church Road
Hardshell,Kentucky 41348
 
 

"The Evils of Breathitt County"

"The Bodies that Stain the Bloody Grounds of Breathitt Co."

"Bloody night in Breathitt County"

"Tragedy of the Frozen Flood "

"HillBilly from Heaven"

Each book is priced at $25 a piece which includes includes postage and handling.

For more information email O. H. Napier, at ohnapier@hotmail.com
Mail Orders to:
O.H. Napier
Box 392
Jackson, KY 41339
 
 


 

Carter County, KY

Sketches of Carter County KY. 1892 to 1992

The Carter Caves Art Expo, Inc. a 5013C (tax exempt) club created a book of sketches of Carter County KY. 1892 to 1992, all were done by local artists with a brief history about each sketch.

They're $10.00 each, $2.55 for postage and the normal 6% tax.

Contact: Carter Caves Art Expo, Inc.
                PO Box 385
                Olive Hill, KY 41164

or email shortie@atcc.net

These are limited to 1000 copies, about 500 left.
 
 


 

Estill County, KY

Estill County, KY Books - Listed on the Estill Co Ky ALHN webpage
 
 


 

Floyd County, KY

Annals of Floyd County, KY 1800 - 1826

Hard Cover, 365 pages, Full name index. Price $26.95, post paid:
Floyd County is considered the Mother of Eastern Kentucky as 15. either in part or total, were formed from the original territory. The book contains County Court Books, which mention probates, administrators of estates, names of widows and orphans and pension applications of revolutioary soldiers.  Deed books,  Marriage Bonds, with many parental consents. Marriages. Also four maps showinng the boundaries of eastern Kentucky during this time span.
Order from:
Charles C. Wells
PO Box 590
Paintsville, KY 41240-0590
 
 


 

Knott County, KY







Marriage book 1 and 1A, $7.00

Hindman Funeral Home Records Books 1 and 2$10.00
 

Helen P. (Pat) Horne
148 Chester Street
Hazard, Ky., 41701-1947
Make checks payable to Helen P. Horne

Lee County, KY

Lee County Marriages 1903-1918

Over 1,400 marriages with name, residence, age, #marriage, occupation, birthplace, father's name & birthplace and mother's name & birthplace for the groom.  Plus name, residence, age, #marriage, birthplace, father's name & birthplace and mother's name & birthplace for the bride.  Also date of ceremony, location and names of others present.  In alphabetical order by
groom with a brides' index.
Book $15, Disk $10

Lee County 1920 Census

Every person listed on the Lee County 1920 census with precinct, dwelling number, name, relationship to head of household, color, sex, age, marital status, birthplace, father's birthplace, mother's birthplace, and occupation.  Annotations include locations on earlier censuses, parents' names, birth dates, etc.
Book $27, Disk $10

Lee County 1900 Census Book $20, Disk $10.

Lee County 1910 Census Book $25, Disk $10.
 

Lee County Marriages 1870-1903

Over 1,600 marriages with name, residence, age, #marriage, occupation, birthplace, father's name & birthplace, mother's name & birthplace and surety for the groom.  Plus name, residence, age, #marriage, birthplace, father's name & birthplace and mother's name & birthplace for the bride.  Also date of ceremony, location and names of others present.  In alphabetical order by groom with a brides' index.
Book $18, Disk $10

Note:  Computer disks require a word-processing program such as Write, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, WordPad, AmiPro, etc. which can read large text files.  The disks are 3.5 inch 1.4 Meg IBM-compatible format.
 

Ohio residents please add 5.5% sales tax.  No postage charge for U.S. addresses.  Mail orders only, please.

Robert L. Smith
7614 Dimmick Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241-1118
or e-mail questions to rlsmith@iac.net

Letcher County, KY

1860 Census $10.00

Death $10.00

Births$10.00

Marriages$10.00

Letcher County County books are transcribed from microfilm

Helen P. (Pat) Horne
148 Chester Street
Hazard, Ky., 41701-1947
Make checks payable to Helen P. Horne

Menifee County, KY

Menifee County Graveyards Vol 1  $20.00
Menifee County Graveyards Vol 2  $10.00

Census Records:

  1870, 1880 and 1890 (Special) with index $20.00
  1900 with index $30.00
  1910 index only, numbered to match microfilm $10.00
  1920 index only, numbered to match microfilm $10.00

Menifee County Marriages  - Contains marriages copied from the R4 book at the Menifee County  Court Clerk's office, marriages c1869-c1912, lists groom, bride and date $20.00

Menifee County Birth and Deaths  - Records kept 1874-1878 lists person, date and parents.  Only birth and death records for Menifee County before 1911 $10.00.

Menifee County Memories  - Several pictures, 108 pages, soft cover, fourteen family histories, list of Frenchburg School Graduates, sections on churches, school groups, 1882 flood, early view of Frenchburg, and much more $25.00

The History of Menifee County, Kentucky - Origionally published in 1986, now in REPRINT.  Mailed in Ky. $43.75      Mailed out of Ky $41.00
 

Postcards, and aerial view of Frenchburg (1988) sold in quanity of 25 $6.00

Postage/handling on all orders except The History of Menifee County, Kentucky. $2.00.

I do Menifee County Genealogy consulting.  When requesting help with your Menifee County ancestors, please enclose a SASE, a five generations pedigree chart and any other family information.

Barbara W. Ingram
PO Bx 114
Frenchburg, Ky 40322
606-768-3323
bwingram@mrtc.com
    http://www.familytreemaker.com/user/i/n/g/Barbara-Ingram/index.html
    http://communities.msn.com/MenifeeCountyKentucky genealogy&naventryid=106
 

Owsley County, KY

Owsley County Tax Books 1844-1858

Every name from the tax lists for 1844-1858 including person's name, land, watercourse, town lots, total number of slaves, number of slaves over sixteen, number of white males over 21 and number of children.  In original order with a complete name index.
Book $18, Disk $10.

Owsley County Land Records, Volume 1

Contains abstracts of over 1,100 deeds in Owsley County Deed Books 1, 2 and 3.  Most of the deeds are dated 1900-1930, but some are as early as 1848. Abstracts include date, grantor, grantee, price, acreage, watercourse, previous transactions and miscellaneous genealogical information. Plus a list of Owsley County Land Grants in County Court Orders 1844-1985 with
name and date of survey, patent number, grantee and grant date, book and page numbers, water-course, and acreage.
Book $20, Disk $10.

Owsley County Death Records 1852-1944

Deaths from the vital statistics for 1852-59, 1874, 1876-78, 1908-1910, census mortality schedules 1860, 1870 & 1880, and over 1,800 death certificates from 1911-1944 released in 1995 by the State government. Death certificates include name, date of death, cause of death, date of birth, parents' names, place of burial, etc.
Book $18, Disk $10.

Owsley County Births 1843-1930

Over 16,000 births collected from vital statistics, census records, birth certificate index 1911-1930, delayed birth certificates, obituaries, death certificates, cemetery records, etc.  Includes name, date of birth, parents' names and sources.
Book $30, Disk $10.

Owsley County Marriages 1843-1929 (2nd edition)

Information on over 6,400 marriages collected from vital statistics, census records, birth and death records, published and unpublished family histories, etc.  Groom's name, bride's name, date (many approximate), parents' names, extensive list of sources for each marriage, and brides index.
Book $18, Disk $10.

Owsley County 1850 Census Book $10, Disk $10.

Owsley County 1860 Census Book $12, Disk $10.

Owsley County 1870 Census Book $12, Disk $10.

Owsley County 1880 Census Book $14, Disk $10.

Owsley County 1900 Census Book $18, Disk $10.

Owsley County 1910 Census Book $18, Disk $10.

Owsley County 1920 Census Book $18, Disk $10.

Note:  Computer disks require a word-processing program such as Write, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, WordPad, AmiPro, etc. which can read large text files.  The disks are 3.5 inch 1.4 Meg IBM-compatible format.
 

Ohio residents please add 5.5% sales tax.  No postage charge for U.S. addresses.  Mail orders only, please.

Robert L. Smith
7614 Dimmick Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241-1118
or e-mail questions to rlsmith@iac.net
 
 

Perry County, KY






1880 Perry County Ky Census
by Lynda Combs Gipson and Jimmie CrashedOne Combs

302 pages of annotated transcription with an all person index in the back and cross referenced census years from 1850 through 1920 where persons could be identified, with the index.
Contact Jimmie for price.

Jimmie CrashedOne Combs
180 Circle Dr.
Bridge City, Tx. 77611
409 735 9530
e-mail: CrashedOne@aol.com

1920 Perry Co Kentucky Census Volume One & Two
 

1920 Perry Co. Ky. Census Vol#1 and Vol#2 is now ready for sale.

Vol#1 has 569 pages and Vol#2 has 611 pages for a total of 1180 pages.  Each is a GBC binding so it will lay flat on desk or copier.

Lynda Combs Gipson, Jimmie CrashedOne Combs and Norma Combs Tyree started the transcription 18 Nov 1999 and completed it 28 Feb 2001. There is a total of 21 precincts with an all person alphabetical index at the end of each precinct with cross reference for the years 1910, 1900 and 1880 Perry where the heads of household could be identified.

Contact Jimmie for price.

Jimmie CrashedOne Combs
180 Circle Dr.
Bridge City, Tx. 77611
409 735 9530
e-mail: CrashedOne@aol.com
 
 

Perry County Cemetery Records

  Cemeteries Volume II, $15.00
  Cemeteries Volume III, $15.00
  Cemeteries Volume IV, $15.00
  Cemeteries Volume V, $15.00

Perry County School Census Records

  1898 School Census  $15.00
  1899 School Census $15.00
  1906 School Census $15.00

Engle Funeral Home Records $12.00  1924-25, 1931-32, 1939-40

Perry County Births 1911-1988 Transcribed from the Microfiche
  Volume 1 Abrams to R., Barger, $15.00
  Volume 2 F. Barger to T. Brashear $15.00

Volume 1 Deed Book A,  first 142 pages typed as written $12.00
 

Helen P. (Pat) Horne
148 Chester Street
Hazard, Ky., 41701-1947
Make checks payable to Helen P. Horne


 

Wolfe County KY

1880 Census $10.00

Marriages$10.00

Deaths$10.00

Births $10.00

Wolfe County books are transcribed from microfilm

Note:  All books are indexed

Kentucky Residents add 6% sales tax

Helen P. (Pat) Horne
148 Chester Street
Hazard, Ky., 41701-1947
Make checks payable to Helen P. Horne
 
 


Surnames







Combs/Kendrick Book

The day has arrived!  I have my Combs/Kendrick book completed.  It has approx 800 pages and is bound in 2 volumes.  The book covers from Richard Combs b 1649-1652 down through my youngest great grandchild.   I entered all the side lines that I got info on and tried to put them all in the book.  The line is:  Richard 1, Thomas S, Robert, Job, Zur, Joseph P, Zur David, Erastus Milton, Clarence Hill, Claudie Lee, Jeannette Jeanes, and my children.

I am now ready to take orders and accept pmts for the book.  I cannot order the books until they are paid for but the printer will print a few ahead for me so when I get an order, I can mail it out immediately.

The cost of the book is $39.95 plus shipping.  I have checked w/my sister & UPS is about $3.95 plus the cost of the box to mail them in.  I am sure shipping will not be more than $5.  In the event that it is not that much, I will send a refund check w/the book.

My snail mail address is:  Jeannette Lehman
                                       36 Bass Road
                                       Pottsboro, TX 75076
                                       (903) 786-3522
                                        E-Mail:  blaze1@texoma.net

"The Tussey Trail "

This is a 174 page book regarding Jonathan Craig Tussey and his descendants.  It includes 83 photos and a few court documents, including a map of Tussy, KY.  Jonathan and his wife, Mary Bradley, moved from Floyd Co., Ky to the Greenup Co. area in 1873 and later moved to Carter Co., KY.  They are listed in the 1880 Carter Co. census.

If anyone is interested, they may email me at:  shurlock@eastky.net

Cheryl Tussey Shepherd

"Adams Families of Southeast Kentucky"

Emphasis is on the families that migrated from Virginia & North Carolina into eastern Kentucky about 1800.  This workbook of 193 pages was published in 1986. It has an every name index and is softbound.  Later corrections are included on loose pages.   The price is $33 postpaid, from D.A. Griffith, 9514 Minerva Ave.,

St.Louis MO 63114-3912.  Or, additional info from e-mail: dotgriff@juno.com

"Benjamin F Crawford and Family" by Linda Fowler Crawford.

This book is about Benjamin F Crawford who was born in 1823 in Madison Co KY,went to Carter Co in 1841, married there and stayed in the county until going to Hickory Co MO in 1869. It includes information on his parents James and Jane Llewellyn Crawford and their children. Benjamin married Rebecca Williams Boggs who had 2 children by a previous marriage. They lived 1st on Little Fork of Little Sandy and then moved near Tygart before parting for MO. There are documents,pictures and family tales. There is 230 pages, comb binding, card stock with vinyl cover,8x11. It sells for $34 shipped. You can contact me at Linda Crawford

Linda Crawford
2496 Highway 215
Buffalo MO 65622
phone  417/267-2433

"Eastern Kentucky Stamper Kin: Some Descendants of James, Jonathan and Joel Stamper" compiled by the Stamper Family Association, Inc.

*Over 6600 descendants of Jonathan and Rachel Parks Stamper of Wilkes Co., NC, but  the emphasis is on the eastern Kentucky descendants of his sons James, Jonathan Jr., and Joel.
*Over 100 photographs
*Softbound, over 300 pages plus every-name index
*Information on Stamper descendants in eastern Kentucky counties such as Knott, Breathitt, Letcher, Morgan, Lee, Owsley, Carter, and Lewis
*Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to finance the activities of the Stamper Family Association, Inc., a non-profit organization.

Those who want to place an order may send their request to :
Janallee Mullins, Treasurer
Stamper Family Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 135
Dwarf, KY 41739

Enclose 29.00 (includes shipping), and make check or money order payable to Stamper Family Association, Inc.

Anyone who wants to inquire about the contents of the book may e-mail me personally (jstamper@mis.net); or Golden Combs Ferguson (golden@kih.net).

Stamper Family Project
http:www.stampers.org


 
 

Links

AllCensus

Ancestor's Soup Genealogical Services

Byron Sistler - General Kentucky

Heritage Books - Kentucky

Heritage Quest

SK Publications - Kentucky Census

Continuity Press - Specializing in Melungeon, Appalachian/Cumberland, Jackson County Tennessee, and Civil War Genealogy-and-History Books
 
 

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