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.

 Marriage Records

Marriage Bonds, Negroes and Mulattoes,
1866 - 1914, Volumes 1-C through 14-C, including marriages in "White" book 19-W, with Index

Death, Cemetery and Obituary Records

Boyle County African-American Deaths Before 1911

Death Certificate Abstracts 1911-1953, -- By Name -- By Cemetery

Boyle County Deaths NOT listed on Find A Grave:

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

Danville --  A-E -- F-N -- O-Z

Junction City and Blank

Burials outside Boyle -- A-L -- M-Z

Danville Advocate-Messenger African-American Obituaries 1996-2014
Some obits from 2002 recently found --Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln & Mercer Counties

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

Census Records - Boyle

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

Census Records - Casey

1850 Slave Census Images -- 1850 Slave Census Transcript

1860 Slave Census Images -- 1850 Slave Census Transcript


African-American Families of Danville and Boyle County
Updated 27 Jan 2015, over 960 surnames, 433 pages

Military Records

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

Nearly 500 names, giving county, enlistment date, and reputed owner

World War I African American Draft Registration, 1917 for Boyle Co

World War I African American Draft Registration, 1918 for Boyle Co

World War II African American Enlistments for Boyle 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 Troop Records
These records are HUGE, so patience, please
I recommend you download them rather than try to open them

Artillery -- Cavalry -- Infantry

City Directories

Danville City Directory, African-Americans
1909 -- 1931
-- 1942 -- 1945

Miscellaneous Records

Slaves Mentioned in Boyle County Wills 1842-1870

Kentucky School for the Deaf, Colored Division, 1923


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.

Atoka African American Cemetery

Atoka Genealogies

(Little) Needmore African American Cemetery (Little) Needmore Genealogies

Shelby City African American Cemetery

Shelby City Genealogies

Worldstown-Baker African American Cemetery

Worldstown-Baker Genealogies

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



General Info and Pictures

Cemetery Records

Census Records


Vital Records


African-American Records

Links to Area Resources


Documents Genealogical Research

Maintained by Michael J Denis
Updated 3 Feb 2015