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=== Biographies  ===
 
=== Biographies  ===
* [https://archive.org/details/portraitbiograph09biog Portrait and biographical record of Madison and Hamilton counties, Indiana, c  1893]  
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*''Portrait and Biographical Record of Madison and Hamilton Counties, Indiana''. 1893.  Chicago, Biographical publishing co. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/430770-a-portrait-and-biographical-record-of-madison-and-hamilton-counties-indiana-containing-biographical-sketches-of-prominent-and-representative-citizens-of-the-counties-together-with-biographies-and-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009607853 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/portraitbiograph09biog Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|3138573|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
* [http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/cdm/ref/collection/HistAtlas/id/1281 Atlas and directory of Madison County, Indiana : including a directory of freeholders and official register of the county with illustrations]  
 
* [http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/cdm/ref/collection/HistAtlas/id/1281 Atlas and directory of Madison County, Indiana : including a directory of freeholders and official register of the county with illustrations]  
 
* [https://archive.org/stream/historicalsketch00fork#page/n9/mode/2up Historical sketches and reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana]  
 
* [https://archive.org/stream/historicalsketch00fork#page/n9/mode/2up Historical sketches and reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana]  
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*''Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana: a detailed history of the early events of the pioneer settlement of the county, and many of the happenings of recent years, as well as a complete history of each township''. By John L. Forkner and Byron H. Dyson. 1974. Tucson, Arizona: Americana Unlimited.  {{FHL|184211|item|disp=FHL Collection}}. Online at: Part 2 - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2719735 FamilySearch]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalsketch02fork Internet Archive]; [http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC12561137&id=PvEqcrx8guIC&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=indiana+history&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/historical-sketches-and-reminiscences-of-madison-county-indiana-a-detailed-history-of-the-early-events-of-the-pioneer-settlement-of-the-county-and-many-of-the-happenings-of-recent-years-as-well-as-a-complete-history-of-each-township/oclc/498754365&referer=brief_results Other Libraries]
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*''Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana.'' 1897. By John L. Forkner and Byron H. Dyson. Anderson, Indiana : J.L. Forkner.  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/346736-historical-sketches-and-reminiscences-of-madison-county-indiana-a-detailed-history-of-the-early-events-of-the-pioneer-settlement-of-the-county-and-many-of-the-happenings-of-recent-years-as-well-as-a-complete-history-of-each-township-to-which-is-added-numerous-incidents-of-a-pleasant-nature-in-the-way-of-reminiscences-and-laughable-occurrences?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652739 Hathitrust], [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalsketch02fork Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books?id=PvEqcrx8guIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=county+history+indiana&lr=&as_brr=1#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; {{WorldCat|12561137|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
*''History of Madison County, Indiana; a narrative account of its historical progress''.  By J.L.R. Forkner. 1970. Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic. Online at: [https://archive.org/details/historyofmadison01fork/page/n7 Internet Archive]; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-madison-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests/oclc/247536363&referer=brief_results Other Libraries]
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*''History of Madison County, Indiana.'' 1971. By Thomas B. Helms. Evansville, Indiana : Unigraphic. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/346628-history-of-madison-county-indiana-with-illustrations-and-biographical-sketches-of-some-of-its-prominent-men-and-pioneers-to-which-are-appended-maps-of-its-several-townships?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006000075 Hathitrust], [https://books.google.com/books?id=WzhxAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; {{WorldCat|866044063|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. Reprint of the 1880 ed. published by Kingman Brothers, Chicago.
*''History of Madison County, Indiana, from 1820 to 1874''. By Samuel Harden. 1874. Markleville, Ind, [s.n.]. Online at: [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmadison01hard Interent Archive]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=eRkVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-madison-county-indiana-from-1820-to-1874-giving-a-general-review-of-principal-events-statistical-and-historical-items-derived-from-official-sources/oclc/663235879&referer=brief_results Other Libraries]
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*''History of Madison County, Indiana; a Narrative Account of its Historical Progress.'' 1970.  By J.L.R. Forkner. Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic. Online at: Vol. 1 - [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/58559-history-of-madison-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], Vol. 2 - [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/347808-history-of-madison-county-indiana-a-narrative-account-of-its-historical-progress-its-people-and-its-principal-interests?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011679909 Hathitrust], Vol. 1 - [https://archive.org/details/historyofmadison01fork/page/n7/mode/2up Internet Archive], Vol. 2 - [https://archive.org/details/historyofmadison02fork Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|3309880|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. Reprint of original published: Chicago : Lewis Pub. Co., 1914.
*''Portrait and Biographical Record of Madison and Hamilton Counties, Indiana''. 1973. Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic, Inc. Online at: [http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbgraph00chic Internet Archive]; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/portrait-and-biographical-record-of-madison-and-hamilton-counties-indiana-containing-biographical-sketches-of-prominent-and-representative-citizens-of-the-counties-together-with-biographies-and-portraits-of-all-the-presidents-of-the-united-states/oclc/3138573&referer=brief_results Other Libraries]
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*''History of Madison County, Indiana, from 1820 to 1874''. 1874. By Samuel Harden. Markleville, Ind, n.p. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/609244-history-of-madison-county-indiana-from-1820-to-1874?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652740 Hathitrust], [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmadison01hard Internet Archive]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=eRkVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; {{WorldCat|680511103|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*Histories of Madison County - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Madison/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===

Latest revision as of 14:00, 8 July 2020

Guide to Madison County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Madison County, Indiana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 4, 1823
County Seat Anderson
Courthouse
Address Madison County Courthouse
16 E 9th
Anderson, IN 46016
Phone: 765-641-9457
Madison County Website
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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1891 1884 1895 1880 1867 1880 1807
Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Delaware New Purchase and Marion County in 4 January 1823.[2]
  • County Seat: Anderson[3]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for James Madison, co-author of The Federalist Papers and the fourth President of the United States. The County Seat is Anderson and was founded 1818. It is located in the Central area of the state.[4]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Grant  • Delaware  • Henry  • Hancock  • Hamilton  • Tipton

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

December 1880 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.


For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
INGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Indiana Interment
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 2,238
1840 8,874 296.5%
1850 12,375 39.5%
1860 16,518 33.5%
1870 22,770 37.8%
1880 27,527 20.9%
1890 36,487 32.5%
1900 70,470 93.1%
1910 65,224 −7.4%
1920 69,151 6.0%
1930 82,888 19.9%
1940 88,575 6.9%
1950 103,911 17.3%
1960 125,819 21.1%
1970 138,451 10.0%
1980 139,336 0.6%
1990 130,669 −6.2%
2000 133,358 2.1%
2010 131,636 −1.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Madison County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.


Finding More Church Records[edit source]

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Finding More Land Records[edit source]

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


History[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Grant CountyDelaware CountyHenry CountyHancock CountyHamilton CountyTipton CountyIN MADISON.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Madison County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Madison County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 17 in Forkner, J. L. R. (1970). History of Madison County, Indiana; a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic. Pages 283-308. (Regiment, Companies, Names). Online at: Internet Archive; Other Libraries
World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the Madison County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records. Online Records


Finding More Probate Records[edit source]

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Public Records[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Madison County Courthouse
16 E 9th
Anderson, IN 46016
Phone: 765-641-9457
Madison County Website
County Health Department has birth records from 1891 and death records from 1895.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1884, divorce, probate and court records from 1880.
County Auditor has land records from 1867.
County Board of Health has school records 1904-1932. [6]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Indiana. Page 211-218 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Madison County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Madison County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_County,_Indiana 3/29/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Madison County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_County,_Indiana, accessed 20 December 2019.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Indiana 214 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.