Since 1792, Kentucky had numerous Governors, each leaving an individual legacy to the Bluegrass State.

With a total of fifty-nine individuals having served as the Governor of Kentucky, there are hundreds of direct descendants who have the opportunity to connect as descendants of Kentucky's Chief Executives. In 2015, the first, and to date only, association of descendants of the governors of an American state was formed.  This organization was named The Shelby Society, aptly named after Kentucky’s first governor, Isaac Shelby, and all direct of descendants of the Governors are eligible members.

If you are a direct descendant, please join us as we engage in many activities involving community service and social gathering.


Stephen L. Collins

President-General, Registar-General