African American Births
African American Birth Records
from Abstracted County Records by Janet Pease-
Grant County Historical Society




Volume VI Grant Co Kentucky Birth Records
Births from Grant and Surrounding Counties

NOTE: Some births are from the 1880 census records. They do not give the day of birth but list the age of the child at the time of the census. Eg. 8/12 October indicates the child was born in October and was 8 months old at the time the census was taken. These births are mixed with the other births and can be recognized by the format.

Webster, black slave named Arlund. Born 18 December 1852. Male, black, alive. Owner: Jos? Webster Sr. Mother: Sally (black) of Grant County.1852 births. page 1.

Callahan, (black slave of) Born 6 April 1852. Female, "black and white", alive. Owner: J.R. Callahna. Mother: Mary Ann Huffman. (this childs race is marked both as black and white, but it is called a "black slave" in the remarks column.)1852 births, page 3.

Boyers, a slave child. Born 15 November 1852. Female, black, alive. Owner: A.S. Boyers. Mother: not given 1852 births, page 3

Kendall, slave child, born 7 October 1852. Female, black, alive. Owner: Haydon Kendall. Mother: not given.1852 births, page 3.

Taylor, "child" Born 20 February 1852. Male (corssed out); black (crossed out).born alive. ?Son of Thos. H. Taylor and susan Westlake of Grant County. 1852 births, page 3

Loyd, Child. Born 7 January 1852. male, black (crossed out), alive, Son of NR Loyd and Jane Daniel of Grant county. 1852 births, page 3.

Myers, black child of. Born 17 February 1852. (No sex given, black, alive.) Owner: Lewis Myers. Mother not listed.1852 births, page 3.

Henderson, black child. born 5 January 1852. male, black, alive. No father/owner listed. Mother: Hannah Henderson of Grant County.1852 births, page 3.

Kensloe, black child of. Born 26 July 1852. Female, black, alive. Owner: Jas. Kensloe. No mother named.1852 births, page 3

Daugherty, black slave of. Born 11 September 1852. Female Black, alive. Owner. Jos. Daugherty. No mother listed.1852 births, page 3

Kendall, child. Born 5 April 1853. Female, black slave, alive. Owner: Lewis Kendall. Mother not listed.1853 births page 1

Collins, child. Born 7 September 1853. Female, black, slave, alive. Owner: James W. Collins. Mother not listed.1853 births, page 1

O'Hara, child. Born 13 October 1853. Female, black, slave, alive. Owner: Chas. O'Hara. Mother not listed. 1853 births, page 1.

Kendall, child. born 25 December 1853. Female, black slave, alive. Owner: Alf. Kendall. No mother listed.1853 births, page 1.

Kendall, Samuel. born 27 April 1853. No sex listed, black slave, alive. Owner: Haydon Kendall. No mother listed.1853 births, page 2

Dickerson, child. born 2 February 1853. Female, black, servant, alive. Owner: Rich'd Dickerson 1853 births page 2.

Anderson, Child. Born 25 August 1853. Male, black slave, alive. Owner: James Anderson.1853 births, page 2

Webb, Child. Born 28 November 1853. Male, black, alive. Owner:Wm. Webb. No mother named.1853 births, page 3

Thomas, "col'd boy of" / Born 21 February 1853. Male, black, alive. Owner: Hez'h Thomas. No mother named.1853 births, page 3

Nichols, "col'd child". born 16 January 1853. Male, black, alive Owner. Benj'a Nichols. Mother's name not given. 1853 births, page 3.

Clark, child. born 29 January 1854 at Dry Ridge. Male, black, alive. Owner: Jno. t. clark of Dry ridge; no mother named.1854 births, page 1.

Tucker, Eliza B. Born 6 March 1854 at Dry Ridge. Female, black, alive. Owner: Wm. Tucker of Dry Ridge. No mother named.1854 births, page 1

Conrad, child Born 30 April 1854 on Arnold's Creek. Female, black, alive. Owner: Selden Conrad of Grant Country. no mother named.1854 births page 1.

Nichols, child. born 7 December 1854 on the Warsaw Ridge. Female black, alive. Owner: Benj. N. Nichols of Warsaw ridge: no mother named.1854 births page 2.

Merrell, child. Born 14 November 1854 at Downingsville Road. Female, black, alive. Owner: B.K. Merrell of the Downingsville Road.1854 births, page 2

Tunis, child. born 26 november 1854 at Willliamstown. Female, black, alive. Owner:N.C. Tunis of Williamstown.1854 births page 2.

Kendall, child. born 26 January 1854 on the Falmouth Road. Female, black, alive. Owner: Alf'd Kendall of the Falmouth Road.1854 births, page 2.

Gregg, twin children. born 6 March 1854. Male and Female, black, alive. Owner: Thomas Gregg Grant County.1854 births page 2.

Lucas, child. born 7 September 1854 at Williamstown. Female, black alive. Owner: Squire Lucas of Willliamstown.1854 births page 2

Tungate, David. Born 28 January 1854 on Dry Ridge. Male Black alive. Owner: Uriel Tunage of Dry Ridge.1854 births page 3

Thomas, child. Born 22 September 1854 on th Warsaw Road. Female, black, alive. Owner: Hez. Thomas of Warsaw Road.1854 births, page 3

Merrill, "colored boy". born 2 February 1855 at residence of P. McMertry. Male black alive. Owner: S.B. Merrill of Grant County.1855 births, page 1.

McGinness, colored female C. Dean. Born 13 May 1854 at the residence of T.J. McGinness. Female, black, alive. Owner: T.J. McGinness.1855 births, page 1

Elliott, Martha. Born 1 September 1855 at the residence of James Elliott. Female black alive. Owner: Jas. Elliott and Harriet Elliott.1855 births, page 1.

Tungate, Everline. Born 8 September 1855 at the residence of U. Tongate. Female black alive. Owner: U. Tongate and Birdella.1855 births page 1.

Clark, child. born 9 September 1855 at the residence of Jno Clark. female, black, alive. Owner: Jno Clark and Eliza Clark.1855 births, page 1.

Merrell, child. born 24 December 1855 at the residence or P. McMertry. Male, black, alive. Owner: S. B. Merrill.1855 births page 1.

Kendall, child. born 8 August 1855 at the residence of L. Kendall. Female, black, alive. Owner : L. Kendall.1855 births page 1.

Kendall, child. born 11 September 1855 at the residence of Alf. Kendall. Female, black, alive. Owner: Alf. Kendall.1855 births, page 1

Hogan, child. Born 27 January 1855 at the residence of O.P. Hogan. No sex given, black, alive. Owner: O.O. Hogan.1855 births page 1.

Grant, child. born 1 October 1855 at the residence of G.W. Grant. Male, black, alive. Owner: Mr. Grant and (no mother named.)1855 births, page 1

Henderson, child. born 14 January 1856 at the house of Hannah Henderson. Male black, alive. No parents listed.1855 births, page 1.

Reed child. Born 10 February 1855 at the residence of its owner C.D. Reed. Female, black, alive. Owner: Mr. Reed. No mother named.1855 births, page 2.

Tucker, child. Born 27 September 1856 at the residence of the owner. Male, black, alive. Owner: Wm. B. Tucker. Mother: Emily.1856 births page 1.

Kinslaer, child. Born 13 January 1856 at the residence of the owner. Male, black, alive. Owner: James Kinslaer.1856 birth page 1.

Stewart, child. born 4 February 1856 at the residence of the owner. Female, black, alive. Owner: Wm. Stewart.1856 births page 1

Hogan, child. Born 2 March 1856 at the residence of Geo. Nichols. female, black alive. Owner: O.P. Hogan.1856 births page 1

Hogan, child Born 9 April 1856 at the residence of O.P. Hogan. Female, black, slave, alive. Owner: O.P. Hogan.1856 births page 1

Craig, child. Born 16 March 1856 at the residence of Doct.Fish. Female, black alive. this child is a servant of D.E. Craig.1856 births. page 2.

Clarkson, child born 13 May 1856 at the residence of W. Henderson. Male, black, alive. Owner: R. Clarkson dec'd. Mother: Mahala, a colored woman.1856 births, page 2

Dickerson, child. born 27 October 1856 at the residence of B.F. Dickerson. Male black slave, alive. Owner: B.F. Dickerson. Mother: Sally Dickerson. 1856 births page 2

Lucas, child. born 22 November 1856 at the residence of owner Squire Lucas. Male black alive. Owner: Squire Lucas.1856 births page 2

O'Hara child.born 10 February 1856 at the residence of the owner. female, black, alive. Owner: Jas. O'Hara.1856 births page 2

Boyers, child. born 13 February 1856 at the residence of the owner. Female, black alive. Owner: Esau Boyers.1856 births page 2

Mcclure, child. Born 25 May 1857. Male black alive. born in Grant County. Owner: James McClure of Grant County.1857 births not page.

Merrell, child. Born 16 February 1857 in Grant County. Male black, alive. Owner: S.B. Merrell of Grant County. Birthplace of father and mother not known.1857 births not paged.

Layer, child. born 22 March 1857 in Grant County. Female Mulatto alive. Father unknown. Mother: Mahala Layer of Grant County. Birthplace of father supposed to be in Grant Co., Ky; mother born in Harrison Co. Kentucky. 1857 births not paged.

Hogan, Oscar. born 1 May 1857 in Grant County. Male, black, alive. Owner. O.P. Hogan Mother of Grant County. 1857 births not paged.

Henderson, child. Born 29 November 1857 in Grant County. Male black, alive. Owner: W.W. Henderson of Grant County, born Grant County. Mother born in US of A. 1857 births not paged.

Lemmon, child. born 25 January 1857 in Grant County. Male Black, born dead. Owner Geo. Lemmon of Grant Co. born Grant County. No mother named. 1857 births not paged.

O'Hara, child. Born 29 April 1857 in Grant county. Female, black alive. Father: Jas. O'Hara Owen. No mother named.1857 births not paged.

Kendall, child. Born 26 May 1858 in Grant County. Female, black, alive. Owner: Alfred Kendall. No place of residence of birthplace given.1857 births not paged.

O'Hara child. born 14 December 1857 in Grant county. Male, black, born dead. Owner: Jas. O'hara born Grant County. Mother born U.S. of A.1857 births not paged.

Cummins, child. Born 4 Februarry 1857 in Grant County. Male black alive. Owner: P. Cummins of Grant County; no mother named.1857 births not paged.

Tungate, Margaret. Born 30 March 1857 in Grant County. Female, black, alive. Owner: Urial Tungate. Mother: Bird Ellen of Grant County. Owner born in Grant Co.Ky.1857 births not paged

Kinslaer, child. born 25 May 1857 in Grant County. Female, black, alive. Owner: Jas. Kinslaer of Grant County.1857 births not paged.

Kendall, child. born 13 August 1857 in Grant County. Male black alive. Owner: Lewis Kendall of Grant County; mother and owner both born in Grant County.1857 births not paged.

Cason, Thomas. born 15 February 1858. Male black alive. Owner: Lewis Cason. Mother: Margaret. O.J. Lindsey. MD1858 births page 1

Williams, child. born 14 December 1859. Male black alive. Owner? parents? WC. 1859 Births page 1.

Dickerson, Edward. born 14 February 1859. Male, black alive. Owner/parent; R.A. and Jane Dickerson of Grant Co. OJ; Lindsey MD 1859 births page 1

Steers, Eliza J. born 12 August 1859. Female, mulatto, alive. Daughter of of WH Steers and Josephine Gouge of Grant Co1859 births page 2

Male black born illegitimate 22 November 1874. Father name not readable, appears to be "nuch nown" born Grant County. Mother; Mary Coulson, black, born Woodford County.1874 birth records.

Jamison, child. Female, black. Born 12 September 1875 at Williamstown. Owner: Alexander Jamison born Williamstown. Mother Easter. 1875 births page 2

Long, George A. Male, black. born 5 December 1875. son of Lewis Long born Grant County and Allice Williams born Gallatin Co. KY1875 births page 2

Russwell, child. Female, black. born 1 August 1875 in Williamstown. Daughter of George W. Ruswell (no birthplace given) and Emaline Robison born Grant County. Parents are residents of Williamstown.1875 births page 2

Burroughs, child. Female, black. born 21 March 1876 at residence of parents. Daughter of Jarvis e. Burroughs (no birthplace given) and Mary Neal, born Pendleton County. Parents reside in Grant County.1876 births page 1

Musselman, Jose M. Female, mulatto. born 9 August 1878. Daughter of JW Musselman born Harrison County and Miss Thompson born Grant County, 1878 births page 1

Thomas, Addie N. Female, black. Born 1 May 1878. Daughter of George Thomas born Mr.? and Miss Bush, born Boone Co., Ky 1878 births page 1

Leevy, Frank, Mulatto, male, 5/12 January. Nannie A. Leevy (32) born Kentucky. Page 1B Nannie is a cook living in the household of George Overstreet. 1880

Winster, Jimmie. black male. 3/12 February. James (27) and Candus (26) Winster, born Va/Ky. Pg 3A. James is a farm laborer. 1880

Lair, Mahala, Mulatto, female. 6/12 November. Eliza (50?) Lair. born Kentucky, housekeeper. Pg 3B, 1880.

McGee, Garfield. Black male. 2/12 no month given. Orlando (26) and Amanda (22) McGee both born Kentucky. Pg 18A, 1880.

Enison, Estelle. Mulatto, female. 1/12 April. Alla (21) and Alice (19) Enison, born Virginia/Ky. Pg. 19B, 1880

William, Charles H. Black male. 6/12 November. Waverly (24) and Mary (20) William, born Virginia/Ky. pg 22A, 1875

Elliston, Jas. Mulatto, male. 8/12, October. no relationship given to Robt (28) and Clara (21) Elliston, who are both listed as white, so Jas. may instead be the son of their servant, Lucy Elliston, Mulatto, female, aged 26 years, born Ky. Pg 23 A, 1880

Simmons, Mollie. Mulatto, female. 1/12 no month given. Chas. (40) and Annie (18) Simmons, born Virginia/Ky. Pg 25B 1880

Brown, Hettie. black, female. 10/12 September. Joe (40) and Eliza (36) Brown, born Virginia and Kentucky. Pg. 27A.1880

Brown, Jas. W. black, male. 2/12 April. No relationship given to Mary (27) Brown, housekeeper, born Ky. Pg 29A 1880

Lee, John. mulatto, male. 4/12. February. Anthony (45) and Jane (43) Lee both born Va. Antony listed as black and Jane is listed as a Mulatto. Pg 31 B. 1880

Madison, Hays. Black, male. 6/12 no month given. Henry (50) and Cinda (38) Madison, born Virginia and Ky. Pg 35A 1880

Evans, John. Mulatto, male. 3/12 February. Grandson to Bennett (45) Evans, black aged 45 years, bn Ky. Pg.35A 1880

Clark, Wm. Black male. 4/12 February. William (31) and Mesie (18) Clark born Virginia/Ky. Pg 37A 1880

Anglin, Eva. Mulatto, female. 2/12, no month given.Grandaughter of Eliza Anglin, black, aged 40 years, born Ky. Pg 37B.1880

Russels, Mary Mulatto, female. 1/12 April. Geo. W. (36) and Emeline (25) Russels, both born Ky. Pg 40A 1880.

Swope, Amanda. black, female. 10/12 no month given. Lewis (27) and May (30) Swope both born KY. Pg.92A 1880

Brannon, Leslie. Black. male. 8/12. October. Probably son of Emily Brannon, black age. 25 yr born Ky. Pg 101A 1880

Kendricks, Charles.Bblack, male. 10/12 August. Probably son of Davie (25) Kendricks, black female, born Ky. Pg 108B. 1880

Stowers, William. Mulatto, male. 1/12, May. William (36) and Eveline (38) Stowers, born Virginia/Ky. Pg 110A 1880

Tone, John. Black, male. 2/12 April. Probably son of Lotta tone, black female. (20) born Ky. Pg. 110A same house as above entry. 1880

Jackson, Sarah E. Black, female. 10/12 August. John H. (24) and Jennie (20) Jackson, both born KY. Pg. 110B 1880

Finney, John R. Black, male. 3/10 March. son of Rachael (31) finney, black, born Ky. Pg 110B 1880

Clay, grant. black, male 1/12 May. Addison (27) and Rachael (30) Clay, both born Ky. Pg 110B

Lewis, Sarah. Black female. 11/12 February. Son (this is corssed out.) of Alfred (40) and Elizabeth (20) Lewis, born Ky. Page 112 B 1880

Monroe, Charles. Black, male. 3/12 March. Thomas (28) and Amanda (27) Monroe, both born Ky. Pg 113A 1880

Garner, Pearl, Black, female. 7/12 November. Felix (27) and George Ann (25) Garner both born Ky. Pg 113A 1880

Rice, Cora. Black, female. 5/12 December. George (50) and Eliza (40) Rice, both born Ky. Pg 130A 1880

Adams, Mollie Black, female. 11/12 april. Wash (57) and Annie (35) Adams, both born KY. pg 134A 1880




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