Fayette County Kentucky's Virginia Roots

Fayette County Kentucky's Virginia Roots


Botetourt County Virginia in 1770

Map of Virginia's Western Counties, 1776

Map of Virginia's Western Counties, 1780

Virginia's Colonial Soldiers from Ancestry

Virginia Research Outline - LDS Family History Library

Virginia Center for Digital History

Children ordered sent to VA 1618-1642

Hening's Statutes at Large


A Little Background

In 1772, Fincastle County Virginia was organized from Botetourt County Virginia, which had extended to the Mississippi River.  The new county of Fincastle included all of present-day Kentucky. 
Hening's "Statutes at Large" - act to create Fincastle County, Virginia
Published Fincastle County Virginia Records

31 December 1776, Kentucky County Virginia was formed from Fincastle County
Hening's "Statutes at Large" - act to create Kentucky County, Virginia

May 1780, Kentucky County, Virginia was divided into Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties

In 1782, Kentucky was established as a judicial district

In 1792, Kentucky achieved statehood

See Botetourt Descendant Counties

1790 Map of Virginia

Virginia Resources for Kentucky Research

1790 Census of Population (by name of household head)

Lyman Chalkey's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

Search Bible Records, selected Virginia Wills, and Land Office Patents & Grants Database/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys online at the University of Virginia.See also the  Governor's Letters Received, July 1776 to November 1784 - Fayette KY Countians Daniel Boone, John Crittenden, Andrew Steele, John Todd and Levi Todd are among the letter writers.


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