Early Kentucky Settlers, 1700s-1800s



Comprehensive in its coverage of early Kentucky, these books include a unique collection of court, marriage, military, and probate records. In all, approximately 225,000 individuals are referenced within the pages from twelve books.

Among the valuable resources, you’ll find comprehensive accounts of Kentucky’s participation in the Revolution and War of 1812. These accounts are especially useful because many of Kentucky’s adult male settlers served in the Revolutionary War. Many were Virginians who were granted bounty lands for their service. In addition, you’ll gain access to record of all marriages ever listed in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society as well as an exhaustive index to individuals referenced within Kentucky’s early statutes. In combination, the narrative and genealogical resources collected here will help you put the lives of your early Kentucky ancestors in historical context.


Books Included:

  • Kentucky Court and Other Records, Volume I by Mrs. William B. Ardery
  • Kentucky Court and Other Records, Volume II by Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery
  • Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865 by G. Glenn Clift
  • Kentucky Obituaries, 1787-1854 by G. Glenn Clift
  • Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812 Kentucky Adjutant-General’s Office
  • Kentucky Marriage Records
  • Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories by Junie Estelle Stewart King
  • Kentucky in the War of 1812 by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry
  • Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky: Also a Roster of the Virginia Navy by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry
  • A Complete Index to the Names of Persons, Places and Subjects Mentioned in Littell’s Laws of Kentucky by W. T. Smith
  • Remember the Raisin by G. Glenn Clift
  • Kentucky Pension Roll for 1835


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