LIBRARY HOLDINGS

Search the catalogProof of serviceResearch requestDonation formThe contents John Fox, Jr. Library can best be described as a wealth of vibrant, ever-changing genealogical and historical information. This wealth lies in the uniqueness and volume of the material available that is maintained through continuous appraisal and supplementation by the Library staff. The generous support received through book donations adds to this wealth.

 

FAMILY HISTORIES

Perhaps the largest collection of books contained in the Library.  The books in this category are filed by family name for convenience of the patron.

 

STATE, COUNTY, AND LOCAL RECORDS

The early history of Kentucky including publications dating from the 1800s.  Many Kentucky counties are represented in the County files.   An extensive history of Bourbon County is available.

 

COLONIAL HISTORY AND RECORDS

All Colonial States are represented with more extensive holdings from Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS AND PATRIOTS

Books and periodicals listed by states as Proof of Service in "Is that Service Right?" include the 51 volumes of J. F. Dorman's "VA Revolutionary War Pension Applications," 3 volumes of "VA Revolutionary Publick Claims," White's "Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files," selected volumes of the "Pennsylvania Archives" and "Archives of Maryland," Harding's "George Rogers Clark and His Men," Pierce's Register," and many, many more..

 

LINEAGE SOCIETIES

DAR and complete KYGRC volumes, SAR, Founders and Patriots, National Huguenots of Manakintown, Pilgrims, Society of Colonial Wars, Descendants of Early Quakers, Bench & Bar, Colonial Clergy, and others.

 

EARLY CHURCHES

Publications from various Colonial church denominations.

 

PERIODICAL ROOM

DAR publications, KY Historical Society "Register," Filson History Society "Quarterly," National Genealogical Society Quarterly and Newsletter, "VA Genealogist."

Also in the Periodical Room are the surname files of Mary Anne Stokes and Duncan Stokes and the Heraldry Files of Helen Hadden containing many family names.

In addition to the bound volumes, the following reference material is available in the Library.

 

MAPS

Early maps from surrounding areas to include the earliest Bourbon County map.

 

FAMILY HISTORY FOLDERS AND BIBLES

A substantial number of family names are represented and a myriad of family history is available.  Contents of folders include newspaper articles, obituaries, bible records and other genealogy records donated by families.    Files are continuously supplemented as information is received.

 

COUNTY FOLDERS

Information pertaining to Kentucky counties that is not specific to family name.  Files also contain information regarding historical sites such as Ruddle's Mill, Bryan's Station, Strode's Station, Battle of Blue Licks, and many others.

 

CENSUS RECORDS

Early Kentucky census records plus certain County census records in the County Files.

 

CEMETERY RECORDS

Includes a number of Kentucky cemeteries and burial location for many Revolutionary War soldiers.

 

MICROFILM

Bourbon County Tax Lists, 1786-186? and the 1850 Census of Kentucky by county.

 

CDs

1880 Census of the United States, family history and genealogy.

 

VERTICAL FILES

*The Illustrated Historical Map of Bourbon County by Alice Rogers Clay Roseberry Blanton, copyright 1934

*A Booklet on John Fox, Jr. by Bettie Tuttle

*Beers' Map of Bourbon County, 1877

*Complete set of Dorman's Virginia Pensions

 

Battle of Blue Licks                                                    Kentucky Patriot Indices

Bourbon Agricultural Soc.                                          Logan's Fort

Bourbon County                                                         McConnell Station

Bourbon County Courthouse                                      Millersburg

Bryan's Station                                                            Monterey

Cane Ridge Meeting House                                        North Middletown

Church Histories                                                         Orange County VA Records

City of Paris                                                                Pension Records

DAR Publications                                                       Pennsylvania Archives

Duncan Tavern                                                            Private Graveyards

Hinkston Station                                                         Ruddell's Fort

Historical Magazines                                                   Scrapbooks

Hopewell Spring                                                         Shawhan

Kentucky County Histories                                        Kentucky Histories

 

............and many more.

 

PROMINENT SURNAMES

Adair

Boone / Buckner / Burns / Bush

Clay / Crawford / Cutwright

David / Dawson / Duncan

Grimes / Garrard

Hawes / Hedges / Hinkson / Hinkston / Hopkins / Hornbeck / Houston

Ingles

Kenney

Lair

McClanahan

McDaniel / McDonald

Owsley

Rogers / Ruddell

Col. James Smith

Shropshire / Sparks / Spears / Stoner / Shryock

Talbot(t)

Waller

Woodford

.......... and many more

 

 

NEW MATERIAL

*Oldham Co., KY Deed Books B and C (1829-1856)

From Donna Stark Thompson

*Woodford Co., KY Marriages, 1860-1902, Vol 3

*Woodford Co., KY Census, 1860, 1870, 1900, 1920

*Woodford Co., KY Will Book Abstract-three volumes, from 1789-1854

Woodford Co. records are memorial gifts from Margaret Shropshire, Gen. Marquis Calmes Chapter.

*History of Historic Old Cedar Baptist Church and Community, 1816-2004

*Looking Back, Our Smith Family History

*The Power Line and Connections, 9 Generations in America.  Saga of the Haydon Family and Allied Lines

From Mary Alice Karsner Murphy, Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter.

 

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