Johnson County Court House
P.O. Box 868 Paintsville, KY
Learning more about the court system.
What's at the Courthouse?
per Sandi Gorin
Circuit Court Orders 1842;
Vital Statistics 1852-1900;
County Court Orders 1844;
Commissioners Deeds 1875;
Tax books 1844-46,1848-1875, 1879-1892;
Marriage Bonds 1843;
School Census 1896-1910.
Unrecorded Deeds 1838;
Marriage Records 1843;
Apprenticeship Bonds 1883-1886;
Inventories & Appraisements 1867;
Guardian and Administrator Settlements 1861;
Executor & Guardian Settlements 1866-1882;
Guardian Settlements 1845;
Executors and Administrator Settlements 1882;
Administration Bonds 1869;
Bastardy Cases 1878;
Order Books 1844;
Paupers Reports and CommitteeReports 1884;
Lunacy Inquests 1889;
War of 1812 reports of Adj General of soldiers 1812-1815.
Loose papers including depositions, surveyor's reports, petitions, settlement
exceptions, adoptions, commissioner's reports 1843;
Commissioner's deeds and deed books 1842;
Lands sold under execution 1868;
Equity Docket 1852;
Lunacy Inquests 1886;
Court records entail probate records, guardianship, naturalization, and a wide variety of other sources. All contain information about individuals within the area. It should be remembered that there are different levels of jurisdiction for courts in the United States, all of which should be considered for research under various circumstances. Court of Common Pleas, Orphan's Court, Probate Court, District Court, Superior Court, Supreme Court, and other titles are among those encountered. To study more about court records in general, see: "Research in Court Records" by Arlene H. Eakle, found in Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds., The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, rev. ed.