Forsythe family papers, 1841-1883

Descriptive Summary

Title
Forsythe family papers, 1841-1883
Creator
Forsyth family.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (partial)
Subjects
Forsyth family.
Dill family.
Dills, John.
Taylor, J. S. C.
United States.--Army.--Kentucky Volunteers, 39th.
United States.--Post Office Dept.
General stores--Kentucky.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Kentucky--Genealogy
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological, for the most part.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
These are microfilm copies of the family papers of the Forsythe family, of Pikeville, Ky. The collection includes a large amount of correspondence between women in the Forsythe and Dills families. These letters largely concern family news, such as illnesses and the death of a baby. The collection also includes deeds, indentures, receipts and other miscellaneous materials, including an 1862 petition by soldiers in the 39th Kentucky Volunteers requesting that J.S.C. Taylor be named doctor for the company. There is also an account book for a general store, a federal court jury summons issued in 1877 to John Dills, and letters about the establishment of post offices and mail routes in Pike county in the 1840's and 1850's.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

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