Carter County's Early Birth Records

Birth Records

Remember to check alternate spellings for whatever surname you are researching.  
Also, be  advised that the original recorder had a bad habit of not crossing his "t's", so some "t's"  appear to be "l's."  
If you find any discrepancies, please  email me with the  correction.

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. Because of official indifference and neglect, no records are extant for many of the years before 1911.
Delayed Birth Records "People lacking official certificates could file delayed birth certificates with the state. This became common starting around 1940 due to the requirements of Social Security and military service. 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.

Delayed Birth Records (PDF)

Delayed Birth Records (Excel)


Carter county has limited vital records before 1911. Even the years that records were kept, many are obviously far from complete, while some of the early ones are
quite extensive. The available records will be transcribed and posted here as time allows. Years shown have at least one record for them.

1852 . . 1853 . . 1853(a) . . 1854 . . 1855 . . 1856 . . 1857 . . 1858 . . 1859 . . 1861 . . 1862 . . 1875 . . 1876 . . 1877 . . 1878-79

1900 . . 1901 . . 1904 . . 1906 . . 1907


1911 - 1920 Birth Records

A . . B . . C . . D - F . . G - H . . I - K

. . L - M . . N - R . . S . . T - Z


1921 - 1930 Birth Records

A - B . . C . . D - E . . F - H . . I - K . . L - M

N - R . . S - T . . U - Z

1931-1999 Births (Boggs, Cheeks, Clay, Cline, Haywood and others)


1911-2002 Vital Search Birth Records

Blevins births - submitted by JoAnn Cantrell

Johnson births - submitted by JoAnn Cantrell

Wagner Family Bible Birth Records

Williams births - submitted by JoAnn Cantrell

Miscellaneous births - submitted by Mike Barker

Dr. Mary Walk's MidDoctor Records - Dr. Walk was a mid-doctor in the early 1900's.

Early Birth Record Document Images

Reeder Family Births



NAME
DATE OF BIRTH
SOURCE CODE
Carroll, Sidney Albert 19 May 1929 *
Collins, Jess 3 May 1892 *
Counts, John 6 October 1852 Page 53
Craft, Minnie 15 January 1896 *
Cox, Ellener 8 March 1855 *
Gorman, Cleo Elgon 15 May 1930 *
Grace, John Wesley 9 February 1943 *
Lawhorn, Stella Munia 14 May 1967 *
Martin, Lafayette 30 April 1852 Page 53
Messer, Samuel 3 November 1852 Page 53
Reeves, Susthana(?) 17 November 1852 Page 53
Ross, Andrew J. 24 Dec. 1855 Page 56
Ross, Silas 15 May 1853 Page 56
Rucker, Amanda Jane 4 March 1852 Page 61
Sartin, Sarah 10 June 1877 Page 61
Savage, Berry S. 23 October 1852 Page 61
Savage, Deane(?) 10 March 1852 Page 61
Vanlandingham, Jewell 20 June 1911 Fleming County
Vanlandingham, Mable Grover (!?) 9 June 1911 Fleming County
Wagoner, Stella Oins 2 January 1921
Wells, Willard Franklin 26 April 1916


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