John L. Martin Papers,1815-1853

Descriptive Summary

Title
John L. Martin Papers,1815-1853
Creator
Martin, John L., b. 1786
Extent
0.33 cubic ft.
Subjects
Martin, John, d. 1821.
Fortification-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Kentucky-- History-- To 1792-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Resident of Paris, Ky. Papers include correspondence, 1828-1853, regarding a land suit of the heirs of pioneer John Martin; politics of the Mexican War era; and events of Kentucky's pioneer history, particularly concerning Captain John Martin, his settling at Boonesborough, building his own fort, and the British and Indian attack on Martin's and Ruddle's stations. Also included are legal papers, 1815-1851; a Mexican license, 1826, to carry arms; and a Mexican passport, 1826