Transcribed from microfilm by Debi Kendrick
The Government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky kept no birth or death records prior to 1852. The first vital statistics law, passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in January, 1852, required the Auditor's Office assessors of the tax to record births, marriages, and deaths each year as they assessed property for the tax. The Auditor's Office never did the job well, and constantly complained about this additional task assigned it. This vital statistics law was repealed in 1862.
Between 1862 and 1911, when the present Office of Vital Statistics was established, several attempts were made to again require the recording of births, marriages, and deaths at the state government level. Some records for 1874-1878 survive as a result of a second vital statistics law. A few scattered records exist for the years 1860-1873 and 1879-1911.
29 Feb 1874 Algerman ASHCRAFT, 2 mos, male, d of quinsy, b Lee Co, s/o Wm b Owsley Co Ky & Hannah b Lee Co Va.
15 Nov 1875 Elisabeth BARRETT, 26 yrs, female, singel, d of consumption, b Breathitt Co Ky, d/o Isom b Ky & Eliza b Ky.
11 Apr 1874 John BARRETT, 33 yrs, male, married, farmer, d of typhus fever, b Breathitt Co Ky, s/o James b Buncombe Co NC & Matilda b Ohio.
25 Oct 1875 Rebecca A. BARRETT, 11 mos, female, d of not known, b Lee Co Ky, d/o Harrison b Ky & Louisa b Ky.
21 Sep 1875 Jane CHILDERS, 8 yrs 6 mos, female, d of fever, b Johnson Co Ky, d Booneville, Ky (Owsley Co), d/o W.H. b Va & Mary J. b Ky.
10 Oct 1874 Rhoda A. COLE, 28, female, married, d of scofala, b Owsley Co Ky, d/o B.F. PHILLIPS b VA & Susan b Estill Co Ky.
20 Jun 1875 Susan COLE,
18 mos, female, d of scrofula, b Lee Co Ky, d/o Thos b Ky & Rhoda b
1 Nov 1874 Jesse COOMER, 2 yrs, male, d of croup, b Lee Co Ky, s/o Taylor b Lee Co VA & Martha
1 Nov 1874 Elijah COUCH, 65 yrs, male, married, farmer, d of dropsey, b Clay Co Ky, s/o John b not known & Nancy b not known.
28 Sep 1875 Daniel CORUM, 15 yrs, male, single, farmer, d of typhoid fever, b Owsley Co Ky, s/o Wm b Ky & Paulina b Ky.
1875 Rosa CRABTREE, 6 yrs, female, single, d of spusons?, b Estill Co., Ky, d/o George A. b Va & Eliza b Ky.
24 Mar 1875 Susannah CRAWFORD, 6 mos, female, d of brain fever, b Lee Co Ky, d/o James b Ky & America b Ky.
?Aug 1874 Andrew M. CURRY, 28 yrs, male, married, farmer, b Grason Co V., s/o William b Va & Ellen b not known.
19 Mar 1874 not named DUNAWAY, 3 ds, male, b Lee Co, s/o William b Owsley Co Ky & Quentilla b Estill Co Ky.
6 Jul 1875 Priscilla DUNAWAY, 68, female, married, house keeper, d of gravel?, b Lee Co Ky, d/o James McGUIRE b VA & Didema b Ky.
28 Aug 1875 Thomas DUNAWAY, 42 yrs, male, married, farmer, d of typhoid fever, b Estill Co Ky, s/o Benjamin b Ky & Spicy b Ky.
19 Dec 1874 Nancy M. DURBIN, 13 yrs, female, d of broncco, b Owsley Co Ky, d/o Joseph b Estill Co Ky & Zerilda b Estill Co Ky.
29 Jul 1874 Malild FARMER, 38, female, married, d of fever, b Missouri, d/o Joseph BRANDENBURG b not known & Nancy b not known.
23 Oct 1875 Benjamin T. GRAY, 43 yrs, male, farmer, d of affected lungs, b Lexington, Ky, d Booneville, Ky (Owsley Co), s/o Phillip SPUR b Va & (blank) b Va.
20 Oct 1875 Permelia HALL, 7 mos, female, single, d of fever, b Lee Co KY, d/o Harvey b Ky & Sarah b Ky.
10 May 1874 Isaac S. HOBBS, 5 mos, male, d of croup, b Lee Co Ky, s/o William E. b Lee Co VA & Sarah b Lee Co VA.
6 Mar 1874 ?Dorios JONES, 76 yrs, male, single, farmer, d from boiler explosion, b Floyd Co Va, s/o Joshua b Floyd Co VA & Eunice b Floyd Co VA.
Jun 1874 William H. KIDD, 3 mos, male, d of measles, b Lee Co Ky, s/o Samuel b Breathitt Co Ky & Elvira b Breathitt Co Ky.
16 Apr 1875 George B. KINCAID, 59 yrs, male, married, mechannic, d from falling tree, b Estill Co Ky, s/o George b not known & Peggy b not known.
12 Oct 1874 Adda LUTES, 1 yr, female, d of congestion of brain - suddenly, b Lee Co Ky, d/o Christopher C. b Estill Co Ky & Lucinda b Estill Co Ky.
17 Jun 1875 William MALONEY, 70 yrs, male, married, farmer, d of carbuncle ulcer, b Buncome Co. NC, s/o John b NC & Susannah b Ky.
7 Dec 1875 Ansel D. McGUIRE, 49 yrs, male, married, farmer, d of typhoid fever, b Owsley Co Ky, Benjamin b Ky & Didema b Ky.
20 Jul 1875 Elias PALMER, 86 yrs, male, widowed, farmer, d of gravel?, b Halifax Co VA, s/o not known.
10 Nov 1874 Monroe POWELL, 24 yrs, male, farmer, d of pneumonia fever, b Lee Co Va, s/o John S. b Lee Co Va & Minerva b Taswell Co Va.
6 Oct 1875 Nannie E. PRYSE, 6 yrs, female, single, d of brain fever in Beattyville, Ky, d/o David b Wales & Lucy A. b Ky.
15 Apr 1874 John ROBERSON, 16 yrs, male, single, farmer, d of gun shot, b Wolfe Co Ky, s/o John b VA & Rhoda b VA.
29 Feb 1874 Herrod ROSS, 65 yrs, male, married, farmer, d of measles, b Madison Co Ky, s/o Larry b not known & Castora b not known.
14 Oct 1874 Peter ROSS, 20 yrs, male, single, farmer, d of measles, b Owsley Ky, s/o Herrod b Madison Ky & Vina b Clark Ky.
24 Oct 1874 Lucinda SMITH, 24 yrs, female, married, d of consumption, b Letcher Co Ky, d/o Robert AMBURGH b not known & Letta b Letcher Co Ky.
25 Jul 1874 Wiley SMITH, 28, male, married, farmer, d of pistol shot, b Harlan Co Ky, s/o High b not known & mother- not known, b not known.
18 Oct 1875 Larkin STAMPER, 62 yrs, male, married, farmer, d of typhoid fever, b NC, s/o Joel b NC & Mary b NC.
29 Nov 1874 Mary P. STRONG, 13 yrs, female, b Breathitt Co Ky, d/o Alexnader b Breathitt Co Ky & Sarah b Morgan Co Ky.
21 Dec 1875 Eleanor C. THOMAS, 18 yrs, female, married, d of childbed fever, b Lee Co Ky, d/o William THOMPSON b Va & Polly b Ky.
26 Jan 1874 George WILLIAMS, 11 yrs, male, farmer, d of disease of the spine, b Owsley Co Ky, s/o George S. b Culpepper Co Va & Ere--ine b Estill Co Ky.
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