Butler County, Kentucky
Genealogy Books


Desert Road Publications      103 Orchard St     Morgantown, KY 42261


 


 

Where to Purchase Desert Road Publications:

1) You may order from this page using PayPal.

2) You may print out this ORDER FORM , fill it out, and mail it with your payment to the above address.

3) If you are planning to visit the Morgantown area, you may purchase the books from me, or buy them at the Morgantown Prescription Center, conveniently located at 214 South Main Street in Morgantown (Hwy 231 S), two blocks from the courthouse, directly across from the Post Office. I once had books available at the History Annex of the Muhlenberg County Library, in Greenville, Kentucky, which contains an enormous quantity of records on Muhlenberg County, not to mention other counties and states.  They may have a few of my books remaining for sale.


 

1920 Grayson County, Kentucky, Census
Those people who are researching families on the North Side of Green River will find many of them or their descendants living in Grayson County this census year. This book was compiled by Patricia J. Haley and published by Jo Wright, Desert Road Publications, in June 2005. It includes household and family numbers, names, relationships, race, gender, marital status, birthplaces of individuals and their parents, and occupations. Softbound, laminated, 408 pages. $30. Every name is indexed.


 


 

Butler County 1850 Census
My transcription of this census includes every piece of information provided by the enumerator. In addition to that, I chose not to break families at the bottom of a page, but rather I kept them intact by filling space between families with additional notes. Not all pages have notes, but overall, the book contains nearly 100 marriage records, information regarding surname variations, where a family might be found in later censuses, and so forth. Every name is indexed. Published 2004. Softbound, laminated, 156 pages.  $18. 


Butler County 1920 Census
My transcription of this census includes household and family numbers, names, relationships, race, gender, marital status, birthplaces of individuals and their parents, occupations, home ownership (if they owned their home or farm, you will know whether to look for a deed). It also includes immigration information for those individuals who were foreign born. Every name is indexed. Published 2004. The book ran 348 pages and sold for $38. There are no paperbound books remaining, but I am making this book available on CD for $30. The CD contains files in Microsoft Word 2003-2007 format. In case you don't have that, I've included a version in Adobe Acrobat.  


Butler County 1910 Census

 

EVERY NAME INDEXED
A MAP SHOWS WHERE YOUR ANCESTORS VOTED

My transcription of this census includes household and family numbers, names, relationships, race, gender, marital status, number of years married, number of times married, number of children born to mothers, number of children yet living, birthplaces of individuals and their parents, occupations, home ownership (if they owned their home, you will know whether to look for a deed), whether blind or deaf & dumb, and whether a man served in the Union or Confederate Army. It also includes immigration information for those individuals who were foreign born. Every name is indexed. Published 2003. Softbound, laminated, 368 pages. $30.

 

 


Butler County 1900 Census

 

My transcription of this census includes household number, family number, names, relationships, race, gender, birth months, birth years, age, marital status, number of years married, number of children born to mothers, number of children yet living, birthplaces of individuals and their parents, occupations, and home ownership. It also includes immigration information for those individuals who were foreign born. By using three different types of media, I was able to see each name in this census clearly. My transcription of this census also includes a few footnotes concerning various individuals. I did not change what the census taker recorded; I simply included notes when I had additional information. Published 2003 . Softbound, laminated, 380 pages. $30. Click to see full description and link to sample page .

 

 


Butler County 1870 Census

 

This book includes--in addition to the names, ages and birthplaces of individuals--their property values and any information given in the remarks columns (parents of foreign birth, months of marriages for couples wed within the past year, and interesting notations by the census taker, such as "oldest person in the county"). The introduction includes information about the census takers, J. W. Ward and W. T. Nourse, and their families. Published 1999. Softbound, laminated, 214 pages. $25.

 

 


Butler County Marriages, Part 1 - ( 1810-1890)

 

Marriages 1810-1890 from the first Marriage Index book for Butler County, listing more than 6000 entries. Includes names, date, book & page number. Brides and grooms indexed separately. Published 1999. This book ran 183 pages. There are no hard copies of the book remaining, but I am making it available on CD for $25.  The CD contains files in Microsoft Word 2003-2007 format. In case you don't have that, I've included a version in Adobe Acrobat.

 


Butler County Marriages, Part 2 - (1891-1929)
Marriages 1891-1929 from the first Marriage Index book for Butler County, listing more than 6500 entries. Includes names, date, book & page number. Indexed separately for brides and grooms. Published 1999. Softbound, laminated, 187 pages. $25.


Will Book #1

 

A complete transcription of all 130 wills in the first will book, 1813 - 1853. Names many family members before those were listed in the census. More than 400 surnames indexed. African Americans indexed. The variety and types of items in everyday use offer a firsthand look into homes of that era. Published 1999. Softbound, laminated, 156 pages. $25.

 


Deed Book A

 

A combination of abstracts and complete deeds, with survey maps. Some 250 surnames of early land owners, as well as friends and neighbors who witnessed deeds. African Americans indexed. Apprenticeship bonds help identify children orphaned by one or both parents. Wives of the grantor commonly named, as well as other family members. Property "whereon he now lives" indicates specific locations of our ancestors at a given time. Published 1999. Softbound, laminated, 96 pages. $15.

 

 


Court Order Book A

 

A verbatim transcription of the first book of court orders (June 11, 1810 - April 14, 1814). All text is included; original spellings are kept. The book records actions necessary for the foundation of the new county, including the appointment of officials and the construction of the courthouse and jail. It also deals with matters pertaining to everyday life, such as road building, settlement of estates, and the occasional lawsuit. More than 250 surnames are indexed. Published 1999. Softbound, laminated, 125 pages. $15.



Lookups :
WILLS:  Copies of wills from the Will Book A are available for $15. They include a photocopy of the original will, along with a typed transcription. Go to the index of Will Book A to find your ancester. Then click the Ordering Information link.

MARRIAGES: Copies of some marriages are also available for the same price of $15. Email to find out if the marriage you want is available, then follow this link to the Ordering Information page.


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If you arrived here by any other route, check the
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for Butler County genealogy information.

Thanks,

Jo Wright

 



Lookups :
WILLS:  Copies of wills from the Will Book A are available for $15. They include a photocopy of the original will, along with a typed transcription. Go to the index of Will Book A to find your ancester. Then click the Ordering Information link.

MARRIAGES: Copies of some marriages are also available for the same price of $15. Email to find out if the marriage you want is available, then follow this link to the Ordering Information page.


WANT TO SEE WHAT THE BOOKS LOOK LIKE? CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO
(Click the BACK button to return)

If you arrived here by any other route, check the
Desert Road Home Page

for Butler County genealogy information.

Thanks,

Jo Wright