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Monroe County

Paris Mercury Abstracts, 1844-1871
Compiled by Kathleen Wilham, 1989 $13 softbound View Index
These abstracts include papers from August 24, 1844 to 1871. The compiler has briefly abstracted all the obituaries, death notices, funeral orations, tributes of respect, probate references, estate sale notices, circuit court cases and references to persons moving to other areas of the State or Country during this period. There is substantial information about the Mexican War and Civil War and many Gold Rush letters. 23 pages.
Paris Mercury Abstracts, 1873-1874
Compiled by Kathleen Wilham, 1990 $13 softbound View Index
These abstracts begin with February 4, 1873 and end with December 16, 1874. The compiler has briefly abstracted all information relating to deaths, obituaries, probate, circuit court, divoces, tributes of respect, estate sales, and anything of genealogical relevance. Much of the information is from Kentucky, as many of the settler of Monroe County came from Kentucky and Virginia. News from adjoining counties is also included. 58 pages.
Paris Mercury Abstracts, 1875-1877
Compiled by Kathleen Wilham, 1995 $25 softbound View Index
This book begins with January 5, 1875 and continues to December 25, 1877. The compiler has included all obituaries, marriages, births and other pertinent information of a genealogical nature. It includes an abstract of the “Annual Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of Monroe County Court,” which gives much information about pauper burials, support and care of poor people, and also references to mentally ill persons. News from adjoining counties is also included. 126 pages.
5197 Deaths & Chronological Index to Selected Articles Vol. 1
Compiled by Kenneth E. Weant, 2003 (1844-1888) $26 softbound
This index features the Paris Mercury from August 24, 1844 to March 30, 1888, and includes 886 early marriages. 243 pages.
5995 Deaths & Chronological Index to Selected Articles Vol. 2
Compiled by Kenneth E. Weant, 2004 (1888-1912) $26 softbound
This index features the Paris Mercury from April 6, 1888 to May 10, 1912. 279 pages.
4204 Deaths & Chronological Index to Selected Articles Vol. 3
Compiled by Kenneth E. Weant, 2006 (1875-1895) $26 softbound
This index features the Monroe County Appeal from February 27, 1875 to December 27, 1895. It also includes an alphabetical index to 1,637 marriages reported in the paper. 229 pages.
4506 Deaths & Chronological Index to Selected Articles Vol. 4
Compiled by Kenneth E. Weant, 2006 (1896-1913) $26 softbound
This index features the Monroe County Appeal from January 3, 1896 to December 26, 1913. It also includes an alphabetical index of 2,782 marriages reported in the paper. 271 pages.