James Taylor papers

Abstract

The James Taylor papers (dated 1811-1812; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) includes receipts for military deserters during the War of 1812 in Kentucky. These rewards were signed several times by Colonel James Taylor, the paymaster of the Northwestern Navy Barracks.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Taylor papers
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Receipts (Acknowledgments)
Military records
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Taylor Sturgill
Preferred Citation
2013ms0104 : [identification of item], James Taylor papers, 1811-1812, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James Taylor (1769-1848) was born to James Taylor (1732-1814) and Anne Hubbard Taylor in 1769 in Virginia. He became a surveyor in Caroline County, Virginia, in 1788 and later served there as deputy sheriff and elector. He moved to Kentucky and established a large plantation named Bellevue, on which the city of Newport, Kentucky was eventually founded. Taylor made noteworthy contributions to the area. In 1794, he became clerk of the newly formed Campbell County and served as quarter-master general for the Northwest army in the War of 1812. He also served as an officer in the Kentucky militia. Taylor made a significant fortune on land speculation throughout northern Kentucky and southern Ohio, particularly land granted in the Virginia Military District between the Scioto and Little Miami Rivers.
He married Keturah Moss Leitch, widow of David Leitch, in 1795 and they had eleven children, four of whom lived to adulthood. Taylor died on November 7, 1848. His son, Colonel James Taylor, inherited much of his land and became a notable Kentucky businessman.
Scope and Content
The James Taylor papers (dated 1811-1812; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 folder) include receipts for military deserters during the War of 1812 in Kentucky. These receipts were signed several times by Colonel James Taylor, the paymaster of the Northwest Navy Barracks. The collection contains 14 items; 11 are receipts for military deserters; 1 is a list of receipts recorded; the last two items are strips of paper that show a relation to James Taylor. The receipts record paid reward amounts, names of whom the rewards were given to, location of deserter, and division.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

U.S. Army deserter receipts, 1811-1812

  • Box MS-15, folder 1
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