By Jeannette Holland Austin
If you are a genealogist, you are also a detective, analytical, curious, a hoarder of old photos and things, and unique thinker. And over the years, you have developed a keen memory of time, places and dates. Unresolved facts bother you, like "where was he in 1850?" You see, the puzzle is yet incomplete. History and political events tie into your queries. After a study of census records dating from 1790 to 1940, your curiosity leads you to court houses where every possibility exists. Especially, old wills, estates and marriages, which is just a start. Tax digests, deeds, minutes, inventories, sales, divisions, administrations, guardian ships and the like are next, and so on. An easy beginning is to search the wills on Kentucky Pioneers.
Knox County Tax Digests and Quarter Session RecordsKnox County was formed on December 19, 1799 from portions of Lincoln County and was named for General Henry Knox, also appointed Secretary of War during the War Between the States.
Knox County Probate Records available to members of Kentucky Pioneers
1816 Tax List
1826 Delinquent Tax Returns
1800 Quarter Sessions Court
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