John and Angeline Lindsay Shuff Papers,1829-1840

Descriptive Summary

John and Angeline Lindsay Shuff Papers,1829-1840
Shuff, John; Lindsay, Angeline
2 items
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This collection contains John Shuff's 1829 military commission as adjutant of the 51st Regiment in the 21st Brigade of the state militia. The document bears the printed name of Governor Thomas Metcalfe and is signed by him. The commission has the Virginia state seal in the upper left corner. On the lower left, it bears embossed paper showing the Kentucky state seal over a red wax impression of that seal. The document's reverse has a written notation by Robert Guinea, a justice of the peace, that Shuff took the required oaths for the commission before him.The second item in the collection is a letter written August 22, 1840 by J. Lindsay, Angeline Shuff's father. Lindsay wrote from Ghent, Carroll County, Kentucky. By the date of his letter, the Shuffs had moved to Jacksonville, Illinois. Lindsay's letter discusses Christianity, his opposition to a national bank, his family's health, and crops. Lindsay also reported that he and his son, Richard, had both been engaged in taking the national census. Lindsay presumably took the census in Carroll County and he noted Richard had taken it in Gallatin County.
Arrangement: Chronological
Creator's Occupation: Militia officer
County: Franklin; Carroll; Gallatin