Ohio County, Kentucky records

Abstract

The Ohio County, Kentucky records (dated 1799-1924; 0.9 cubic feet; 3 boxes) contain both public and private records relating to the county government and residents.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ohio County, Kentucky records
Extent
0.9 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Depositions.
Deeds.
Slave records -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
County officials and employees.
Probate records -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
Public records -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
Misconduct in office -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
Business records -- Kentucky -- Ohio County.
Education -- Kentucky.
Wills.
Surety and fidelity insurance.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Laura A. Hess
Preferred Citation
76M16: [Identification of item], Ohio County, Kentucky records, 1799-1924, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Ohio County was formed in 1798 from portions of Hardin County and named after the Ohio River, which originally formed the county's northern border. The county seat is Hartford, Kentucky.
William Cooper Rowan was the grandson of Ohio County's first clerk and the nephew of Senator John Rowan, owner of Federal Hill in Bardstown, Kentucky. Rowan's son-in-law, James Ford, served in the Confederate military before becoming a wealthy businessman and landowner. His son-in-law, R.E. Lee Simmerman, worked as an attorney.
Begin Rowan Names. Rootsweb. Ancestry.com. n.d. Web. 24 April 2012.
Scope and Content
The Ohio County, Kentucky records (dated 1799-1924; 0.9 cubic feet; 3 boxes) contain both public and private records relating to the county government and residents. The public records, dating from 1800-1860, comprise the bulk of the collections. They consist of bonds, deeds, reports to county commissioners and the county court, depositions, notifications of appointments to public office, and bills belonging to the county clerk's office. The personal records, dominated by James Ford and the Rowan family, include deeds, land records, tax statements and receipts, business documents, and probate records. Notable items include charges of misconduct against Sheriff Richard Stevens, cases heard by justices of the peace Mosby James and James Hobdy, letters regarding education from Susan M. Anthony and S.R. Rowan, the charter of the Hartford Academy from 1807, and census returns and lists of emancipated slaves from 1810-1818.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
• Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Charter of Hartford Academy, 1807 January 20

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Rowan family deeds, 1840-1885

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Census returns for tax purposes, 1810-1818

  • Box 3, folder 21
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Receipts, bills, lists, county clerk, 1799-1881

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Reports of Justices-of-the-peace, 1804-1810

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Appointments of surveyors, 1835-1846

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Appointments of county officials, 1800-1857

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Bonds given by county offices, 1799-1829

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Bonds given by estate executors, 1804-1851

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Bonds given by county officers, 1830-1854

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Miscellaneous bonds, 1815-1854

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Reports, petitions, and requests, 1803-1861

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Reports to justice of the peace, 1805-1807

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Depositions concerning land entries, 1800-1873

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Depositions concerning taxable property, slave importation, bastardy, 1813-1854

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Record of cases concerning debts, 1831-1836

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Court cases, suit for freedom by slave, 1825-1851, 1924

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Charges of misconduct against Sheriff Richard Stevens, 1821

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Summons and notices by county court, 1817-1862

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Official requests or notices by county clerk, 1825-1856, undated

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Land entries, surveys, plat maps, 1804-1847

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Miscellaneous government records, 1811-1860

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Deeds, articles, mortgages, land sales, business agreements, Rowan family, 1800-1848

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Rowan family, J.W. Ford, R.E. Lee Simmerman, deeds, land sales, mineral exploration rights, 1851-1920

  • Box 3, folder 13
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Deeds to land in Polk and Marion counties, Florida trace land ownership, J.W. Ford, 1867-1884

  • Box 3, folder 14
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Wills, court affairs, Rowan family, 1839-1901

  • Box 3, folder 15
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Business correspondence and records, 1817, 1872-1905, undated

  • Box 3, folder 16
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Business and personal receipts, bills, accounts, and financial statements for the Rowan family, 1809-1906

  • Box 3, folder 17
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Assessment lists, Florida for J.W. Ford, 1907-1916

  • Box 3, folder 18
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Personal correspondence of Susan M. Anthony, Rowan family, and Jesse Ford, 1853-1873

  • Box 3, folder 19
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Miscellaneous, 1834-1851

  • Box 3, folder 20
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