Boyle and Casey County 
African-American Records

These records are found in various places within this web site.  
This page collects all the links referencing African American records here.

 Marriages and Deaths

Census Records

African-American Families of Danville and Boyle County

Updated 14 Oct 2014

Boyle Marriage Declarations, Bonds, and Marriages,
Vols 1C - 13C and 19-W with Index

Individual Volumes:
1C, Declarations
2C-4C, Marriages
5C-8C, Marriages
9C, Marriages
10C, Marriages
11C-12C, Marriages

13C, Marriages

19W, Marriages in white records
Index to V1C-13C and 19W 

Boyle County African-American Deaths Before 1911

Death Certificate Abstracts

By Name -- By Cemetery

Boyle County Deaths NOT listed on Find A Grave:

Boyle County
A-F -- G-L -- M-Z

 A-E -- F-N -- O-Z

Junction City and Blank

Burials outside Boyle
A-L -- M-Z

Boyle County 

1850 Slave Census

1850 Free Blacks transcript

Register of Free Blacks in Boyle County 1852
This document gives names, physical descriptions, and proof of free status for over 200 people living in Boyle County in 1852.

1860 Slave Census

1860 Free Blacks Transcript

1870 African-Americans Transcript

1880 African-Americans Transcript

Casey County

1850 Slave Census Images

1850 Slave Census Transcript

1860 Slave Census Images

1850 Slave Census Transcript

Obituaries and Misc Records

Slaves Mentioned in Boyle County Wills 1842-1870

Danville City Directory, African-Americans
-- 1942 -- 1945

Kentucky School for the Deaf, Colored Division, 1923

Danville Advocate-Messenger African-American Obituaries 1996-2013
Some obits from 2002 recently found
Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln & Mercer Counties

Danville, Hilldale Cemetery, Alphabetical from city records
Caution, many errors and omissions

US Colored Troops Muster and Descriptive Roll
Woodford, Franklin, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln Counties

Boyle County African American Cemeteries

Boyle County has over 300 cemeteries, public, private, white, black, integrated, recorded, unrecorded, easily visible, and lost to time.

Many of the cemeteries are recorded at the website Find A Grave, and are also transcribed in the now out of print book, Boyle County, Kentucky, Cemetery Records 1792-1992, with updates and corrections.

My goal here is to collect in one place all the inscriptions and transcriptions which are NOT in the Boyle County cemetery book, for the most part, neglected, overgrown, or forgotten African-American cemeteries.  This page will grow as new burials are located, or as more work is done on the project.


African-American Cemeteries in Boyle County on Find A Grave

Atoka -- Clifton -- Hilldale -- Little Needmore (aka Needmore) -- Meadow Lane (aka Locust Grove, Lebanon Pike, Fairview)

Meauxtown -- Meigs Lane -- Mitchellsburg -- Perryville Springhill (aka Hillcrest) -- Shelby City -- Worldstown (aka Baker)

St James AME (aka Wilsonville) -- Stony Point -- Zion Hill (aka Persimmon Knob)

African-American Cemeteries where Boyle County residents are buried in surrounding counties on Find A Grave 

Buckeye Cem, Garrard Co -- Davistown, Garrard Co -- Flatwoods Baptist Ch, Garrard Co

Moreland-Tucker Cem (aka Bruce Cem), Millidgeville, Lincoln Co -- Robinson Row(e) or Road, Burgin, Mercer Co

Star Bethel Cem, Riley, Marion Co -- Wooley Cem, Hubble, Lincoln Co

Record of Musters made by Capt N C Kinney at Camp Nelson, 1864
Nearly 4,000 names, giving county, enlistment date, and reputed owner

US Colored Troops Muster and Descriptive Roll, Ky 7th, 8th and 9th Districts
Woodford, Franklin, Mercer, Boyle and Lincoln Counties
Nearly 500 names, giving county, enlistment date, and reputed owner

US Colored Troop Records
These records are HUGE, so patience, please
I recommend you download them rather than try to open them

Artillery -- Cavalry -- Infantry



General Info and Pictures

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Census Records


Vital Records


African-American Records

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Maintained by Michael J Denis
Updated 8 August 2014