76M16Ohio County, Kentucky recordsOhio County, Kentucky records, 1799-1924 76M16Laura A. HessUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2012 April 24Special Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-02-18 10:45:33 -0500.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard
University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center
Ohio County, Kentucky records
0.9 Cubic Feet
Housed with multiple collections.
The Ohio County, Kentucky records (dated 1799-1924; 0.9 cubic feet; 3 boxes) contain both public and private records relating to the county government and residents.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
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76M16: [Identification of item], Ohio County, Kentucky records, 1799-1924, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Ohio County was formed in 1798 from portions of Hardin County and named after the Ohio River, which originally formed the county's northern border. The county seat is Hartford, Kentucky. William Cooper Rowan was the grandson of Ohio County's first clerk and the nephew of Senator John Rowan, owner of Federal Hill in Bardstown, Kentucky. Rowan's son-in-law, James Ford, served in the Confederate military before becoming a wealthy businessman and landowner. His son-in-law, R.E. Lee Simmerman, worked as an attorney.
Begin Rowan Names. Rootsweb. Ancestry.com. n.d. Web. 24 April 2012.
Scope and Contents
The Ohio County, Kentucky records (dated 1799-1924; 0.9 cubic feet; 3 boxes) contain both public and private records relating to the county government and residents. The public records, dating from 1800-1860, comprise the bulk of the collections. They consist of bonds, deeds, reports to county commissioners and the county court, depositions, notifications of appointments to public office, and bills belonging to the county clerk's office. The personal records, dominated by James Ford and the Rowan family, include deeds, land records, tax statements and receipts, business documents, and probate records. Notable items include charges of misconduct against Sheriff Richard Stevens, cases heard by justices of the peace Mosby James and James Hobdy, letters regarding education from Susan M. Anthony and S.R. Rowan, the charter of the Hartford Academy from 1807, and census returns and lists of emancipated slaves from 1810-1818.
Collection is arranged by subject.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Kentucky -- Ohio County -- Census.
Ohio County (Ky.) -- History.
Ohio County (Ky.) -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment.
Slave records -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
County officials and employees.
Probate records -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
Public records -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
Misconduct in office -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
Business records -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
Education -- Kentucky.
Surety and fidelity insurance.
Anthony, Susan M.
Ford, James W., 1842-1927
Hartford Academy (Ky.)
Rowan, S. R.
Simmerman, R. E. Lee
Rowan, William Cooper
Charter of Hartford Academy1807 January 2018Rowan family deeds1840-188519Census returns for tax purposes1810-1818321Receipts, bills, lists, county clerk1799-188121Reports of Justices-of-the-peace1804-181022Appointments of surveyors1835-184623Appointments of county officials1800-185724Bonds given by county offices1799-182925Bonds given by estate executors1804-185126Bonds given by county officers1830-185427Miscellaneous bonds1815-185428Reports, petitions, and requests1803-186131Reports to justice of the peace1805-180732Depositions concerning land entries1800-187333Depositions concerning taxable property, slave importation, bastardy1813-185434Record of cases concerning debts1831-183635Court cases, suit for freedom by slave1825-1851, 192436Charges of misconduct against Sheriff Richard Stevens182137Summons and notices by county court1817-186238Official requests or notices by county clerk1825-1856, undated39Land entries, surveys, plat maps1804-1847310Miscellaneous government records1811-1860311Deeds, articles, mortgages, land sales, business agreements, Rowan family1800-1848312Rowan family, J.W. Ford, R.E. Lee Simmerman, deeds, land sales, mineral exploration rights1851-1920313Deeds to land in Polk and Marion counties, Florida trace land ownership, J.W. Ford1867-1884314Wills, court affairs, Rowan family1839-1901315Business correspondence and records1817, 1872-1905, undated316Business and personal receipts, bills, accounts, and financial statements for the Rowan family1809-1906317Assessment lists, Florida for J.W. Ford1907-1916318Personal correspondence of Susan M. Anthony, Rowan family, and Jesse Ford1853-1873319Miscellaneous1834-1851320
Ohio County, Kentucky records