West-Central Kentucky History & Genealogy

Compiled by Jerry Long

Black Kentucky Pioneers Plague

Historical marker at the Daviess County Courthouse in Owensboro, KY

Black Kentucky Pioneers


An Account of Runaway Slaves
Bethel African American Cemetery – Ohio County
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery – Daviess County
Black History: Owensboro Newspaper Articles
Blacks in Hancock County, KY Records Before 1880
Blacks in Ohio County, KY Records During 1850-1870
Daviess County, KY Black Marriages Before 1870
Emancipation Day Celebrations in Ohio County, KY
Freedman Tax Lists 1866-1869, & Slaves Estate Record – McLean County
Freedmen of Daviess County, KY
Greenwood Cemetery Burials – Owensboro, Daviess County
Greenwood Cemetery History – Owensboro, Daviess County
Greenwood Cemetery Veterans – Owensboro, Daviess County
Hayti (Haiti) Cemetery – Hartford, Ohio County
Little Flock Baptist Church Cemetery – Daviess County
Pleasant Point Baptist Church Cemetery – Daviess County
Slave Narratives
Strather’s Chapel Cemetery – McLean County
Sulphur Springs Colored Church & Cemetery
Yelvington (Greene’s Chapel) Cemetery – Daviess County


Agnew, John Abner (c1870-1934)
Cabell, Thruston (c1836-1905)
Campbell, Grave of John (1872-1908)
Crump, Thomas (c1820-1899)
Daly, Dan (c1820-1903)
Edwards, William Henry (1857-1960)
Green, Harry (1855-1922) – Barbecue King
Griffith, Harrison
Henson, Josiah (1789-1883)
Hocker, Rev. Kibby Joe (1792-1881)
Holloway, Emily Hall (1923-2021)
Jackson Family of Pleasant Ridge, KY
Johnson, Jim (c1821-1906)
Martin, Lum (1847-1956) – Old Time Fiddler
Rowan Family Reunion
Salsbury, Noah (c1794-after 1870)
Shultz, Arnold (1886-1931)
Smith, Leslie Shively (1908-1997)
Stewart, Green B. (1843-1932)
Stowers, Mary – A Long Lost Mother
Taylor, John Basil (1840-1943)