I am running into the issue of the lack of public records in Kentucky before 1900. I am trying to find any information on Andrew Jackson Keaton, because all records of him don't really show he existed until he left Kentucky. We are trying to find where the family name comes from, and also where he was born in Kentucky, and any relatives there may be. Off his four children only one had a child, so our name Keaton going back four generations we know of know other relatives other than me and my brothers who cary the family name.
Any help you can provide will be appreciated. Particularly if you know of resources to find where someone was born in Kentucky before 1900.