James Taylor Papers,1774-1888

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Taylor Papers,1774-1888
Creator
Taylor, James, 1769-1848
Extent
2 cubic ft. (1706 items)
Subjects
United States.-- Army-- Barracks and quarters.
Agriculture-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Agriculture-- Ohio-- History-- Sources.
Kentucky-- Militia-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Newport, Ky. farmer, land speculator, and officer of the Kentucky militia. Also included are papers of his son, James, a lawyer. Papers include miscellaneous papers relating to land in Ohio and Ky.; correspondence, deeds, agreements, 1774 -1883; papers of James Taylor, Sr., as paymaster-general showing payments to soldiers in the War of 1812 and containing information on suits and claims; his papers in connection with the building of the U.S. Barracks and Arsenal at Newport, Ky.; papers, 1856-1873, of Barry Taylor regarding farming and personal affairs; papers, 1782 -1815 of Major David Leitch; letters and documents from Julius Smalley, 1863, Reuben and Charles Taylor, 1806-1821, Edmund Taylor, 1811-1838, Andrew J. Barry, 1851 -1858, and James W. Abert of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and his wife, Lucy Taylor Abert, 1851-1869; and miscellaneous family letters and papers