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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Comparing Genealogy Records - Green Co. KY Wills, Estates, Deeds - #genealogy #kentuckypioneers

Comparing Records
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
Comparing genealogical records to determine how they fit into your ancestor's timeline can be tedious. For example, the mere mention of your ancestor as a witness to a deed may seem trivial. However, it does established his residence in that county for that date. Another vague source is tax digests which are not alphabetical (listed by districts) and difficult to read. But the devil is in the detail. The tax records lists specific lands. Example 202-1/2 acres. That denomination came from a land lottery. So the next step is to search the land lotteries from 1805 to 1832 in Georgia. Almost everybody drew in a land lottery at one time or the other. old roadOld roads. 

It was free land, so why not? Whether or not they ever took it up is another question. That is where the deed records come in and such new information should send you forthwith to a search of that county's deeds. Also on the Tax Digests are other tracts of lands, names of waterways, names of adjoining neighbors, and (always) the county where the land was located. But wait, we are not finished. At the end of each district is a list of "defaulters". These are persons who did not pay their tax for that year. That could mean that the person died or left the county. Only the deed records in all of the counties where he owned land will provide further data. Remember, during the Indian removals, people were moving on. By Jeannette Holland Austin

Green County Kentucky Wills, Estates, Deeds

Oldest Courthouse in KentuckyPictured is the oldest court house in Kentucky in Greensburg. Green County was formed in 1792 from portions of Lincoln and Nelson counties and was named after General Nathaniel Greene, the famous hero of the southern campaigns during the Revolutionary War. Three courthouses have served Green County. In 1804, a brick building replaced an earlier structure, and while no longer operational, it stands in the Greensburg Historic District (downtown) and is the oldest court house building in Kentucky. The county seat is Greensburg, Kentucky.

Green County Probate Records available to members of Kentucky Pioneers

Tax Digests

Green County 1795 Tax List

Indexes to Probate Records

Wills and Estates 1793 to 1813

Digital Images of Wills and Estates

Abney, John
Bass, Thomas
Black, Hughy
Black, Robert
Bloide, William
Buckner, Aylette
Buckner, Horace
Cayce, Micajah
Charlton, Thomas
Cook, Benjamin
Gill, William
Graves, Benjamin
Grimbin, Daniel
Harris, James
Hogeland, William
Hutcheson, David
Hutcheson, Mary
Hutcheson, Nancy
Hutcheson, William
Marshall, Joseph
Martin, John
McColgan, Edward
Moore, Robert
Morton, William
Munford, James
Preeces, David
Saunders, Samuel
Sidebottom, Charles
Sizzer, William
Skaggs, Henry
Smith, James
Sublett, Valentine
Tanner, Joel
Vance, Alexander
Walker, John
Walker, William 
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