08 June 2012

Defining the Borders of Nicholas County, Kentucky

As mentioned in an earlier blog post, a change in the county boundary between Nicholas and Bourbon County, Kentucky, made my ancestors' farms that were in Bourbon in Nicholas.

A reader sent digital images of the pages that I needed. I've still got some work to do, but the title page and part of the page with the new boundary (p. 44) is shown here:

We'll have an update when I've had time to put things together. I'm also working on a Casefile Clues article where the county change will be part of the problem. I had wondered why I never could find deeds of sale for these individuals--the county border change explains why.

Always worth remembering that county borders can be fine-tuned over time.