Inventory of the McCarty-Fisher Collection, 1780-1967 (bulk 1830-1900)

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers and other materials of Reuben McCarty and the Robert J. Fisher family. Materials include surveys, memorandum books, circulars, deeds, wills, photographs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, postcards, business correspondence, personal correspondence, court records, and other legal documents. Some of McCarty's business correspondence includes letters from James Taylor of Newport, Kentucky, and General Leslie Combs.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Inventory of the McCarty-Fisher Collection, 1780-1967 (bulk 1830-1900)
Creator
McCarty, Reuben
Extent
1.5 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Subjects
McCarty, Reuben, b. ca. 1795
Fisher, R. J., (Robert J.)
Fisher, Julia Holton, d. 1914
Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881
Taylor, James, 1769-1848
Fisher family
Pendleton County (Ky.). County Clerk - Records and correspondence
Fort Wayne Gold Production Company
Vekol Milling and Mining Company
County clerks -- Kentucky -- Pendleton County -- 19th century
Surveyors -- Kentucky -- Pendleton County -- 19th century
Deeds -- Kentucky -- Pendleton County -- 19th century
Wills -- Kentucky -- Pendleton County -- 19th century
Businessmen -- Indiana -- Fort Wayne
Missions -- Africa
Pendleton County (Ky.) -- Surveys -- 19th century
Indiana - Genealogy
Kentucky -- Genealogy
Black-and-white photographs. aat
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically within each series.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Lori O'Connor; machine-readable finding aid created by Margie Plarr
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Reuben McCarty was a surveyor and County Clerk in Pendleton County, Kentucky. He was born ca.1795, married Polly Porter in 1815, and died sometime between 1862 and 1870. His connection to the Fisher family is uncertain. Robert J. Fisher was a businessman originally from Kentucky who married Julia Holton of Covington and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, then to California. Fisher was president of the Vekol Milling and Mining Company located in Vekol, Pinal County, Arizona, and was Treasurer and board member for the Fort Wayne Gold Production Company. Their daughter, Maud, married Lucien Walker and eventually settled in Southern California. Their son, Paul E. Walker and his wife Helen may have been involved in missionary work in Africa in the early 20th century.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of the papers and other materials of Reuben McCarty and the Robert J. Fisher family. Materials include surveys, memorandum books, circulars, deeds, wills, photographs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, postcards, business correspondence, personal correspondence, court records, and other legal documents. Some of McCarty's business correspondence includes letters from James Taylor of Newport, Kentucky, and General Leslie Combs.
The Controlled Access Terms include as many of the family names and counties found in the collection as possible. This is true for both the general finding-aid section, and for each of the collection sub-sections.

Contents of the Collection

Reuben McCarty Papers, 1780-1862

Reuben McCarty papers, 1780-1829

This folder contains McCarty's survey records and field notes. A 1780 Virginia land warrant and a 1793 Virginia indenture are also present.

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Reuben McCarty papers, 1830-1836

This folder contains a letter from James Taylor of Newport, receipts, bills, business correspondence, wills, and legal documents.

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Item - 08/28/1832 - Will of Margaret Colvin

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Item - 01/21/1834 - Letter to Robert Southgate concerning a petition before the Kentucky General Assembly to add a part of Pendleton County to Grant County.

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Reuben McCarty papers, 1837-1839

This folder contains a letter from James Taylor of Newport, petitions to join the McKenny Lodge of Masons, personal and business correspondence, receipts, survey notes, and Pendleton County Court documents.

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Item - 1836 - A list of fee bills due to the clerk of the Pendleton County Court for the year 1835. Collectible in 1836. (Names listed alphabetically)

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Reuben McCarty papers, 1840-1845

This folder contains personal and business correspondence, receipts, survey notes, and Pendleton County Court documents.

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Item - 08/1841 - A list of fee bills due to the Clerk of the Pendleton County Court from the year 1832 to the year 1839 inclusive. (Names listed alphabetically)

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Item - 1838-1841 - A list of jurors in Pendleton County.

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Reuben McCarty papers, 1846-1849

This folder contains personal and business correspondence, receipts, survey notes, deeds, Pendleton County Court documents, and materials concerning business dealings with Gen. Leslie Combs.

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Reuben McCarty papers, 1850-1859

This folder contains personal and business correspondence, receipts, survey notes, deeds, Pendleton County Court documents, and materials concerning business dealings with Gen. Leslie Combs.

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Item - 04/23/1851 - Will of Peter Mains, Sr.

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Item - 05/01/1859 - Letter from J.A. Moore, Counsel (Council) Bluffs, Iowa. Mentions his ailments and crowds of emigrants heading for Pike's Peak and the mines.

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Reuben McCarty papers, 1860-1862

This folder contains surveys, personal correspondence, receipts, and Pendleton County Court documents.

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Reuben McCarty papers, undated

This folder contains surveys, legal documents, receipts, and business correspondence.

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Fisher Family Collection

Fisher family papers, 1852-1900

This folder contains personal letters, business documents, telegrams, and receipts.

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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R.J. Fisher (?) cash book, 1873-1874

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Fisher family papers, 1884-1967 & undated

This folder contains personal and business correspondence, income tax returns, and family genealogy.

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Item - undated - Some Fisher family genealogy.

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Walker check books (stubs), 1895-1897

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Souvenir pin of 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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Helen Horton birthday book, ca. late 19th c.

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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Postcards, ca. 1900

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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Photographs

Photographs, 1-15

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Photograph album, missionary trip to Africa, ca. 1910's

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Daguerrotype of young man

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Newspapers and clippings

Newspaper clippings, ca. 1906-1918

Item - 09/16/1918 - clippings about the death of Maud Fisher Walker in Los Angeles, CA

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Item - undated - Clipping about large gold strike on land in California owned by the Fort Wayne Gold Production Company.

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Oversize

08/08/1836 - Oversized document concerning Reuben McCarty and the opening of a sealed deposit.

  • Box 3, Folder 12
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Newspapers and magazines

1845-1975

  • Box 4
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