Death Records

Russell County, Kentucky Deaths:

Information found:

Death Registers:

  • Name of Deceased
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Condition (married, single, widow)
  • Occupation
  • Residence (County)
  • Place of Birth (County and State)
  • Name of Parents or Owners of Slaves
  • Place of Death
  • Time of Death (They are giving the date)
  • Cause of Death
  • Remarks

Family Search:

  • 1852 – images 241 – 242
  • 1853 – images 245 – 246
  • 1854 – images 248 – 249
  • 1855 – images 251 – 252
  • 1856 – image 254
  • 1857 – image 256
  • 1858 (cover says 1859) – image 258 – 260 (now seeing the names of towns instead of County only)

1875 – only available to view from a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library

1903 – 1904  – only available to view from a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library (assuming it was moved from the viewable files listed above).

1908 – 1910 – only available to view from a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library

Federal Census Mortality Schedules:

  • 1850 – Russell County – 3 pages – this was to include the “name of every person who died during the Year ending 1st June 1850, whose usual Place of Adobe at the Time of his Death was in his Family.”
  • 1860 – Russell County – 2 pages – same instructions (1st June, 1860)
  • 1870 – Russell County – 1 page – same instructions (1st June, 1870)
  • 1880 – Russell County – 6 pages – “Persons who died during the year ending May 31, 1880”
    • Don’t stop when you get to the pages with “Instructions”. There is one additional page after that.
    • Notice the number in the first column. That is the family number that matches the family that gave the information. Look for the corresponding Supervisor District and Enumeration District (found in the upper left corner) in the Regular Census and then find the Family Number in column two.

Ancestry:

Military:

  • U.S. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861 – 1865. Look to the right for the box labeled “Browse this collection” and select “Kentucky” from the dropdown menu. Although this is for all of Kentucky, names are arranged “Alphabetically” (all the A’s, though not in order, then all of the B’s, ect) so if you are looking for a specific person, it wouldn’t be too difficult to find.
    • Information includes: Surname, Christian name, Rank, Company, Regiment, Date of Death, Place of Death, Cause of Death, Remarks.
    • A-K – 182 pages
    • L-Z – 180 pages
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