Books on Eastern Kentucky
Joe R. Skeens

Over the past number of years, Joe has compiled and published a series of books of interest to historians and genealogists researching 19th Century Eastern Kentucky. You can contact the author by letter on their availability.

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 Soft-bound books 81/2 x 11
Floyd County Cemeteries Five volumes of records from family cemeteries in the county. Contents by county and cemetery name. Indexed by surname.
East Kentucky Cemeteries More volumes on family cemeteries in Floyd and near-by counties including: Elliott, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Morgan, Pike & Perry. Contents by county and cemetery name. Indexed by surname.
Index to Floyd County Survey Books A-B-C-D: 1804-1911  Listed by surname of the landowner, is list the book, page, acreage, location and year of each survey. 81 pages.
Floyd County Marriage Bonds
Books 4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11 1866-1907
 Each bond is transcribed from the original record and listed by the name of the groom. Indexed by full name. Two volumes.
Floyd County Marriage Book 1808-1865  Listed by surname of the groom, with groom, bride and date of marriage. Indexed by surname of brides. 110 pages
Prestonsburg, KY Deaths: 1936-1985  Compiled by Russell "Buck" Layne of Prestonsburg from obituaries that appeared in the Floyd County Times. Listed by surname of the deceased with date of death and age. 46 pages.
North & South: East Kentucky Civil War Notes  A listing of Eastern Kentucky men who fought during the Civil War, as well as a few who were in either the War of 1812 or the Revolutionary War. Listed by surname within Regiment and Company. Grave sites of some of the soldiers also identified. 56 pages.