Carpenter Family Papers,1704-1995 (bulk 1788-1928)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Carpenter Family Papers,1704-1995 (bulk 1788-1928)
Creator
Carpenter, Catherine Spears Frye ,b. Sept. 6, 1760 - d. April 1, 1848 (primary creator)
Extent
1 c.f. and 1 oversize box
Subjects
Carpenter, Catherine Spears Frye, 1760-1848
Women landowners -- Kentucky, -- Casey County
Women weavers -- Kentucky, 18th century
Weaving -- Patterns
Deeds -- Kentucky
Distilling industries -- Kentucky, 19th century
Land grants -- Kentucky
Slavery -- Kentucky, 19th century
Actions and defenses -- Kentucky
Carpenter family
Stanford and Milledgeville Turnpike (Ky.)
Carpenter, A.W. (Adam Wilson), 1852-1928
Carpenter, George, d. 1877
Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836
Arrangement
Original order maintained. Virginia Carpenter did the original organization of the collection.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Lynne Hollingsworth; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Catherine Spears was born on September 6, 1760, in Rockingham County, Virginia. She was the third child of ten born to George and Christeenah Spears. George Spears, an immigrant from the Rhine River valley in Europe, became a prosperous, slave-owning planter in Virginia. Well educated himself, George made sure that all of his children could read and write in English, even his daughters. Catherine was also taught to be a weaver, and eventually she became very skilled in this craft
Around 1776, Catherine married John Frye, the son of a Shenandoah Valley neighbor. Shortly after their marriage, the urge to own their own land prompted Catherine and John to migrate, along with other Shenandoah Valley neighbors, across the Appalachian Mountains into the western Virginia county of Kentucky.
In about 1779, under the leadership of a long-hunter named George Carpenter and his two brothers, Adam and Conrad Carpenter, these immigrants settled in a hilly region in central Kentucky, in what is present day Casey County. This settlement, called Carpenters Station, was a stockade structure built to protect the inhabitants and their livestock from the weather and raids by natives.
A few years after the erection of the station, in 1782 during the American Revolutionary War, British troops and Native Americans began to make forays into the Kentucky area with the intent of killing off the settlers or driving them back east. Numerous skirmishes between the settlers and the allies' took place over the land. The Battle at Blue Licks, Kentucky, the last battle of the war, was a result of the allies' military initiative. Unfortunately for Catherine, John Frye was one of the casualties of this battle.
Widowed at the age of twenty-two, mother of one daughter and pregnant with a son, Catherine was left on her own. Although she managed to take care of her children and even increase her land holdings, being a widow on the frontier was a very difficult life. After two years, in 1784, Catherine remarried. Her second husband was Adam Carpenter, one of the founders of the station. Adam, along with his brothers, had extensive land holdings from land grants for service in the French and Indian War. Eventually, their holdings would increase through purchased land grants from those veterans who decided not to move into Kentucky. In all, the Carpenter's had control over close to 5,000 acres.
Adam and Catherine made their home in a valley along Frye Creek, a few mile southwest of the station. While Adam was busy with family affairs, administering the estates of deceased friends and family, and acting as guardian for minor heirs, Catherine was busy bearing ten more children to Adam and managing their household. The children all lived, the family prospered, and life, in general, went well until 1806 when Adam died.
Once again, at the age of forty-six, Catherine became a widow, only this time she had nine minor children under the age of eighteen to care for. Catherine inherited a widow's one-third of the estate, the remainder was divided among Adam's children. Besides inheriting 667 acres of land and various farm animals and tools, Catherine also retained possession of a slave boy named Joseph. This slave remained with Catherine the rest of her life, eventually becoming the supervisor of her plantation.
Catherine did not marry a third time. She remained a widow until her death in 1848, at the age of eighty-seven. Shortly after Adam's death Catherine began buying land, an action that led to her becoming a well-to-do woman. First she purchased 195 acres in Adair County, then another 200 acres in Green County. Additionally, in order to keep her land intact, if one of her children migrated westward, Catherine bought back the land that the child had inherited from Adam's estate.
Catherine began distilling whiskey as one source of income and raising cattle as another. She also began to lend money to family members and friends. At one point she lent money to her brother-in-law Conrad, and she even lent money to John and Simon Kenton. Eventually, Catherine took all those indebted to her to court in order to get the loans repaid in full.
As her property holdings increased her need for labor also increased and she began to purchase slaves. She did not, however, sell slaves. At the time of her death, Catherine owned twenty "negroes," including Joseph, the slave she inherited from her husband's estate.
Although Catherine was a slave owner, the idea of slavery does not seem to have sat comfortably with her. A well-educated woman, Catherine seems to have been aware of the social debates raging on the issue and was definitely a supporter of the American Colonization Society's efforts. In her will that disposed of her property upon her death, she listed twenty articles of which the first eight articles dealt, not with her children, but with the disposition of her slaves. Articles One through Three, Seven and Eight freed and provided for her elderly slave Joseph. Article Four described provisions for her other slaves to earn money for freedom and passage to Liberia. Article Five clearly stated that Catherine wished to free all of her slaves, but emancipated only the children of freed slaves. Still, for all her good intentions, Catherine seemed to be uneasy with the idea of freedmen in Kentucky. In Article Six, if a slave refused to go to Liberia, she made provisions for that slave to be sold with the proceeds divided among her heirs. It seems that Catherine believed that freed slaves should be returned to Africa, those remaining in the United States should continue in slavery.
The Carpenter land and businesses were run by George "Red-Face" Carpenter, after his mother's death in 1848. George "Red-Face" married Rachel Wilson Jones in 1849, shortly after Catherine died, and produced his own family. He and Rachel had seven children, five of which reached adulthood. Rachel died in 1865 leaving George a widower at the age of 68. His eldest son, A.W. (Adam Wilson) Carpenter, became the executor of George's estate upon his death in 1877 at the age of eighty. A.W. was also named the guardian for the three youngest siblings.
A.W. married Maggie Lee Cloyd in 1873. She died shortly after giving birth to their son, George Lee, in 1874. A.W. Carpenter then married Lizzie Turner in 1879 and they had seven children, two of which died in infancy. Even though A.W. remarried, the Carpenter's and Cloyd's remained very close.
A.W. Carpenter was one of the most successful men in Casey Co. however he opposed the use of tobacco and refused to grow it on his farm. He was also an advocate of Prohibition and was a Prohibition nominee for Congress from his district. A.W. Carpenter died in 1928, Lizzie died in 1929.
Scope and Content
This collection contains the papers of the Carpenter family of Casey County. Most of the documents pertain to the life and business affairs of Catherine Spears Frye Carpenter and her son George "Red-Face" Carpenter. Additionally, there are many documents from A.W. Carpenter and B.F. Turner. Included in the collection are deeds, wills and estate lists, correspondence (personal and business), weaving patterns, surveys, indentures, receipts, court orders and other legal documents, bills of sale, distilling recipes, notices, vouchers, journals, medical accounts and cures, school memorabilia, maps, newspaper clippings, architectural plans and instructions, and photographs. Also included is information printed by Lou Tate at the Little Loom House concerning Catherine's weaving patterns.
The collection also contains a deed signed by Gabriel Slaughter, documents of a court case involving Simon Kenton, and documents concerning the Stanford and Milledgeville Turnpike. Other family names include Frye, Spears, Ragland, Funk, Carter, Cunningham, Turner, Cloyd, and Montgomery.
Variant Title: Catherine Carpenter Papers.

Contents of the Collection

Collection provenance, transcription and materials related to Lou Tate's "Little Loom House"

Photos of Rachel Jones Carpenter and George (Red-face or Major) Carpenter

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Certificates of Gifts from Virginia and Steve Carpenter, September 8, 1995

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Certificates of Gifts from Mary K. McCormick, September 8, 1995

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Information printed by Lou Tate at the Little Loom House, Louisville, concerning Catherine Carpenter's weaving patterns including a sample made from one of Catherine's patterns, 1974

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Letter from Stephen Carpenter to Anne McDonnell, Kentucky State Historical Society, requesting appraisal of Catherine Carpenter collection given in 1976, November 17, 1976

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Letter to Stephen Carpenter from Anne McDonnell appraising the collection at $300, March 18, 1977

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Folder 2 - Miscellaneous old Carpenter/Spears documents 1704-1831

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John Drake Indenture Agreement with Roger McPeak, May 21, 1704 (oldest document in the collection) #

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Deed apparently signed by Catherine Carpenter and witnessed by George Carpenter, March 4, 1818 #

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Survey drawing & description of land of Hezekiah Purdom, Sept. 19, 1816

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Printed Deed or Land Office Warrant from Gabriel Slaughter, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, to George Carpenter, June 18,1818

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Printed Deed from Gabriel Slaughter to George Carpenter, July 26, 1819

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Receipt from Catherine Carpenter to Nathaniel Judd, Sept. 20, 1818 #

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Deed to Catherine Carpenter from Martin Warren of Adair County, May 4, 1807

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Deed from Martin Warren to Adam Carpenter, March 24, 1804 #

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Receipt to Catherine Carpenter from J. J. Warren, October 12,1839 #

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Indenture for land sold by Conrad Carpenter to Catherine Carpenter, Feb. 7, 1826

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Court Statement Concerning New Road through Catherine Carpenter's Land, Sept. 2, 1831 #

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Report by Commissioners on road from Drakes Camp to Carpenter's Station, Oct. 5, 1831 #

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Receipt from Adam Carpenter to Wm. Cabell for surveying for road, Jan. 4,1833

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Indenture between William C. Irvin and Catherine Carpenter for $30. for land on Salt River, April 2, 1845

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Adam Carpenter Receipts and Statements for legal matters, 1787-1799 #

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Survey of Peyton Plat, January 25, 1831 #

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Grant of Land to John Warren, October, 1805 #

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Deed to Catherine Carpenter from Randolph and Polly Peyton, April 18,1803

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Miscellaneous old Carpenter/Spears documents 1704-1831

Receipt or Recipe for Curing of the Misery in a Brute #

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Release of Interest in Land inherited by Polly Carpenter to Catherine Carpenter by Conrad Carpenter, September, 1826 #

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Receipt - Adam Carpenter for County Levy, Oct. 16, 1788 #

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Receipt - Recording certificate for stray steer for Adam Carpenter, April, 1799 #

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Land Grant to Adam Carpenter from Reuben Dunbar, August 31, 1798 #

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Tenant Agreement of James Jones and Henry Swisher with Adam Carpenter, November 25, 1801 #

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Illegible paper - seems to be statement of account of Adam Carpenter's lawyer fees, June 8, 1790

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Receipt - Adam Carpenter for Taxes, February 1798 #

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Receipt for legal fees for Adam Carpenter as Administrator of estate of Michael Hess, 1794

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Receipt for Coffin for Michael Hess, Adam Carpenter, Administrator, January 7, 1795 #

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Statement of Account with Lawyer for Adam Carpenter, 1795 #

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Note for cow and calf from Michael Hess to John Skidmore, July 17, 1793 #

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Receipt from Jesse Coffey to Catherine Carpenter, April 5, 1808 #

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Statement from Jon Forbes to Adam Carpenter, administrator for John Carpenter, June, 1797#

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Order to pay Adam Carpenter from ____ Rutherford, Sept. 11, 1798 #

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Receipt from John McAnelly to Adam Carpenter, March 11, 1799

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Statement from Willis Green to Adam Carpenter for Legal Fees, 1798

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Receipt from John Frye to George Carpenter for $3.00, July 19, 1826 #

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Notice of two receipts given by Adam Carpenter as Administrator for Reuben Dunbar to Genl(?) Huston (Houston?), no date

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Indenture from T. Montgomery to John Littler with a mention of Adam Carpenter's land in the land boundary, May 21, 1793

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Frye/Carpenter documents

Receipt to Adam Carpenter for County Levy for 1783 and 1784 #

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Survey of land for Thomas Montgomery, Adam Carpenter mentioned in boundary, June 15, 1781

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Promissory Note to Catherine Frye from William Montgomery, Jan. 15, 1785 #

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Receipts and Promissory Notes from John Frye, son of John Frye killed in Battle of Blue Licks to his step-father, Adam Carpenter, Oct. 26, 1805 #

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Various Patterns for Weaving Coverlets belonging to Catherine Carpenter

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Dye Recipe signed by George Carpenter #

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Inventory of the estate of John Frye, first husband of Catherine Carpenter, March 13, 1783 #

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List of all who bought items at John Frye sale and prices paid for items, 1783

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Various receipts for bills and taxes by Adam Carpenter, 1800 and 1803

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Indenture from George Carpenter to Catherine selling her his division of his father's land, November 22, 1819

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Note from John Lair to Adam Carpenter for 212 pounds for 139 acres, February 19, 1795 #

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Deed to Adam Carpenter for paying cash to a special trust for infant heirs of Abraham James. John Lair was to pay 212 pounds to get land back, February, 1795

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Court order giving Adam Carpenter the title and interest on 139 acres of land to benefit the infant heirs of Abraham James, March 11, 1801

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Letter from John Lair to heirs of Adam Carpenter saying he can't settle debt but hopes to by the following August, December 14, 1822

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Deed for 100 acres on Hanging Fork for 50 pounds to Adam Carpenter from John Spears, Catherine Carpenter's brother, January 14, 1805

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Deed to children of Adam and Catherine Carpenter from John Frye, Jr. for 100 acres on Frye Creek, August 8, 1816

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Deed from George "Station" Carpenter to George "Major" or "Red-face" Carpenter, June 27, 1819

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Survey of land for Catherine Carpenter from Coonrod [sic] to Henry and mother, January 31, 1826

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Guardianship Account for Infant Heirs of Adam Carpenter, 1807-1813

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Spears/Carpenter legal papers, 1788-1818; Catherine letter, 1821 Recipes, Ragland papers, 1841

Statement of legal charges to Adam Carpenter, 1788

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Adam Carpenter Taxes for the year 1796 #

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John Spears Bond to Adam Carpenter for land, February 2, 1795#

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Tax Receipts for Catherine Carpenter and George Carpenter,1816 and 1817

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Letter from Nicholas Quisenberry to Nathaniel Ragland, Dec. 1818 #

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Bill of Sales from Albemarle Co. Va. for land sold to Nathaniel Ragland, Oct. 1, 1813

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Deed to Nathaniel Ragland from Micajah & Susannah Wheeler for the above land, Nov. 1, 1813

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Receipt from Adam Carpenter for recording conveyance from Bale Brown and T. Montgomery

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Receipt of Adam Carpenter for fee in suit against Wilson & Furgason, Jan. 27, 1804

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Receipt from Adam Carpenter to Clerk of Court of Appeals for recording conveyance from Tom. Littler & Henry Frye and wife

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Letter from Catherine Spears Frye Carpenter to her brother, Sept. 25, 1821, (apparently never sent) #

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Receipt to Catherine Carpenter for distilled spirits from Archibald Shanks, Collector of 9th District of KY , September 30, 1815 #

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Receipt from David Simpson for Adam Carpenter for taxes paid, April 25, 1801

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Receipt from Tho. Montgomery, Lawyer, for legal services to Adam Carpenter, 1801

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Receipt (Recipe) for making bitters by Dr. Lindsey Powell #

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Receipt (Recipe) for making aperient (?) #

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Recipes and Slave Records

Receipt (Recipe) not specified #

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Receipt (Recipe) for Cancer Cure by Conrad Carpenter, no date #

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Receipt (Recipe) for Distilling Corn Meal Sweet Mash with Receipt for Distilling Sour Mash on the back, 1818 #

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Receipt for Purchase of slave, Nancy, by Catherine Carpenter, July 20, 1810 #

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List of Slave Values apparently, No date or owner listed #

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Bill of Sale for Slave, Malinda, sold to Catherine Carpenter, March 25, 1826#

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Note to Merchants of Hustonville to allow George Carpenter's servant Ritter $5.00 worth of goods, July 22, 1861

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Notice of Slave to Work from Benjamin Turner, May 1, 1840 #

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Bill of Sale for Slave, Marriah , sold to George Carpenter June 25, 1821 #

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Notice to merchants in Hustonville to allow George Carpenter's servant Gillena to have $5.00 worth of goods, July 22,1861

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Bill of Sale for Slave girl, Written to George Carpenter, March 7, 1822

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Bill of Sale for Negro boys, Jim and McClain, to Catherine Carpenter, May 8, 1824 #

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Notice giving permission and recommendation for Albert to work out to Mr. Carpenter, February 14, 1842 #

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Notice to Catherine Carpenter to pay Albert for work done for her, March 17, 1842 #

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Promise from Benjamin Turner to Thomas Ecton to pay him for work of his man Dick, July(?) 4, 1840#

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Notice to merchants of Hustonville to let George Carpenter's slave Warfield have $10. worth of goods, May 9, 1861

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Bill of Sale for slave, Mary, sold to Catherine Carpenter, Sept. 2, 1809

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Receipt for Negro boy John's hire after decease of Catherine Carpenter, September 30, 1854 #

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Agreement to care for slave, Old Woman Nancy, by legatees of Nathaniel Ragland, March 17, 1857 #

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Notice to merchants of Hustonville to give James Barnett $10. worth of goods, May 9, 1861

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Notice of gift of three salves, Johnson, Fanny & Clarke to Nathaniel Ragland by his parents, November 19, 1817

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Adam Carpenter's estate sale

includes expenses, Guardianship document, Christina Carpenter Funk Correspondence, Margaret Carpenter Carter Correspondence, Sarah(Sally) Carpenter Cunningham Correspondence

List of Articles that Catherine Carpenter received from the estate of Adam Carpenter, March 31, 1807 #

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List of rents collected, interest collected on notes, and notes paid to Adam Carpenter Estate, ( much nearly illegible)

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Some Estates Expenses of Adam Carpenter given in dollars, no date #

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Some Estate Expenses of Adam Carpenter given in pounds, shillings and pence, no date #

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Statement of Guardianship to appoint William Crow as guardian for Adam Carpenter's minor children, April 10, 1813 #

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Two receipts from William Crow for income for heirs, April 9, 1814

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Settlement between Charles Crutcher, _____ Carter, and George Carpenter, circa 1821-22

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Power of Attorney from Sundries to George Carpenter, 1822 #

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Notice of suit brought against Charles Crutcher, 1822

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Settlement of Carpenter Fees and money received of William Crow Estate, February 13, 1823 #

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Richard Murphy's Certificate for land rental, January 25, 1822

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Letter to George "Red-face" Carpenter from Christeenah Carpenter Funk, his sister, from Crawford Co., Illinois, April 29, 1822 #

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Letter to George "Red-face" Carpenter from Christeenah Carpenter Funk, March, 1825 #

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Receipt from Daniel Funk, husband of Christeenah Funk, to George Carpenter, Sept. 25, 1828

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Receipt from Dan and Christeenah Funk to George Carpenter, Oct. 4, 1828

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Receipt from Dan and Christeenah Funk to George Carpenter, Oct. 24, 1851

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Letter Appointing George Carpenter Attorney for William Anderson, Dec. 22,1824 #

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Deed and Verification of Sale of Land by Daniel and Christeenah Funk to Catherine Carpenter, 1818 #

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Letter to George and Rachel Carpenter from Christeenah Carpenter Funk after the death of her husband, Daniel Funk, from Crawford Co. Ill. Jan. 28 1853 #

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Refunding Bond given by Christeenah Funk and William Cruse to George Carpenter, 1849 and Receipt given by Christeenah Funk to George Carpenter, 1849 (both documents written on one sheet of paper) #

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Letter from Margaret Carpenter Carter to her mother, Catherine Carpenter, from Orleans, Orange Co., Indiana, Nov. 8, 1837 #

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Power of Attorney to George Carpenter given by Margaret Carpenter Carter, date is illegible.

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Receipt from Margaret and husband Shadrack Carter to Catherine Carpenter, July 31, 1822#

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Receipt from Margaret and Shadrack Carter to George Carpenter, Aug. 8, 1822 #

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Receipt from Charles Crutcher to George Carpenter, July 31, 1822 #

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Receipt from Shadrack Carter to Catherine Carpenter, July 31,1822 #

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Release from Shadrack B. A. Carter to heirs of Adam Carpenter, July 31,1822 #

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Notice of payment due from Shadrack and Margaret Carter to heirs of Adam Carpenter, April 29, 1822, #

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Receipt to George Carpenter for part of legacy of Catherine Carpenter by Margaret Carter, Sept. 27, 1849.

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Deed for land sold to Catherine Carpenter by Ephraim and Sarah Carpenter Cunningham, March 9, 1819 #

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Letter from Sarah Carpenter Cunningham to her mother, Catherine Carpenter from Morgan County, Illinois, Mary 29, 1834 #

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Letter from George Cunningham, son of Ephraim and Sally Cunningham to his grandmother, Catherine Carpenter, from Morgan County, Ill., Sept. 11, 1837#

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Deed from Ephraim and Sally Cunningham to Catherine Carpenter, February 4, 1819 #

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Letter from Thomas Cunningham, son of Sally Cunningham, to George Carpenter her brother, from Morgan Co. Ill., Nov. 9, 1848 #

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Receipt for money received by administrator of Alexander Blain Estate from Catherine Carpenter in a judgment against Ephraim and Woodson Cunningham, Jan. 22, 1833 #

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Letter with envelope from Thomas Cunningham, son of Sally Cunningham, to George Carpenter, her brother, from Jacksonville, Ill, June 16, 1856 #

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Sally Cunningham Refunding Bond, Oct. 23, 1848, Sally Cunningham Receipt from George Carpenter, Oct. 23, 1848, and Sally Cunningham Receipt from George Carpenter, 1848 (all three documents are on one sheet paper)#

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Catherine Carpenter's will and estate sale

includes Conrad Carpenter's hog drive, George Spears' estate, Will of John Carpenter, 1791, Some 1840's Winchester family documents

Will of Catherine Spears Frye Carpenter, probated April 10, 1848 in Casey County, Ky. #

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List of Sales for the personal estate of Catherine Carpenter, April 27, 1848 #

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Conrad Carpenter's Account of and Ledger for Hog Drove, 1818 and 1819 #

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Receipt for $12.72 from George Carpenter, 1820

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Promissory Note to be paid to John McGraw by Jesse Coffey, 1820

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Note stating interest on Coffey note, mostly illegible, no legible date

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Letter from Jesse Coffey to George "Red-face" Carpenter concerning notes for money for the hog drove, May 18, 1850 #

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Memorandum for notes on Jesse Coffey, C. R. Coffey, Joel Sweeney and Nathan Coffey 1850-52 #

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Statement of 2nd Settlement of Estate of Benjamin Turner, Nov. 1858

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Estate papers of George Spears of Rockingham Co. Va. and owner of large landholdings in Lincoln Co. Ky. Father of Catherine Spears Frye Carpenter, Mary Agnes Spears Riffe, and Elizabeth Spears Carpenter Morrison

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Agreement between the widow of George Spears, Christennah Spears and John Rader, April 6,1805 #

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Article Between John Rader and the Legatees of George Spears, deceased, January 1, 1804 #

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Deed for land belonging to John Carpenter Estate, 1791

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Incomplete copy of the will of John Carpenter, signatures and executors are not included #

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Survey of land of John Carpenter 1806

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Deed for land bequeath to Adam Carpenter in will of John Carpenter, 1808

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Deed between Conrad Carpenter as executor for John Carpenter and Adam Carpenter for a certain tract of land, August 1793

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Statement of Estate Settlement of John Carpenter, Oct. 1792

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Will of Joseph Decre, Clark Co. KY, 1853

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Eleven printed receipts for stock in the Winchester and Lexington Turnpike Road Co. bought by Benjamin Turner, 1835

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Four hand written receipts for stock in the Paris, Winchester and Kentucky River Turnpike bought by Benjamin Turner, 1849-50

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Receipt for one share of Winchester and Lexington Turnpike Stock, sold to R. J. Didlaky(?) by Benjamin Turner, 1835

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Agreement for sale of hemp, no date #

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Notice of Winchester Library Meeting, 1841 #

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Agreement to Sell Stock in Winchester Library 1846 (?) #

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Conrad Carpenter's Will, 1829.

includes Inventory and appraisement, and 90 vouchers paid out to settle the estate

Will of Conrad Carpenter of Lincoln Co., Ky, probated in Lincoln Co. October 12, 1829 #

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Inventory and appraisement, July 5, 1830

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Sale bill of the estate of Conrad Carpenter, Sept. 24, 1832

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Vouchers paid out to settle the estate were to: Wm. Dinwiddie, Catherine Carpenter Dinwiddie, George "Red Face" Carpenter, Adam Carpenter, Henry Carpenter - brother, Henry Carpenter -nephew, Conrad Carpenter, George F. Carpenter, Christeenah Carpenter, Margaret Carpenter, Fry Carpenter, Nancy Carpenter, Wm. L. Carpenter, David Carpenter, Jacob Carpenter, John Carpenter, Margaret Pence, Conrad Pence, Jacob Pence, Wm. Pence, David Pence, George Teany, William Carpenter, Peter Keblinger, Jacob Keblinger, Wm. Millenbarger, Barbara Millenbarger, Conrad Millenbarger, Mary M. Keblinger, Lindsey Powell, Jacob Cook, Edmund Powell, S. B. A. Carter, Wm. J. Crews, Christeenah Funk, George Kerns, Sally Keblinger, Sally Carpenter, George "Station" Carpenter and others.

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Winchester Book (circa 1850)

includes Simon Kenton Correspondence and legal papers (circa 1799), Lincoln Co. and Casey Co. deeds (circa 1842-1900)

Account book of Nathaniel Ragland of Winchester, died 1858

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Receipt from Joseph Berry to Adam and Conrad Carpenter, Mason County, Ky. Nov. 21, 1799 #

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Receipt to Conrad and George Carpenter, administrator of Adam Carpenter estate, 1815

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Receipt from Adam and Conrad Carpenter for surveying, Dec. 10, 1805

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Letter from F. R. Taylor, Washington, Ky. Jan. 19, 1801 #

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Adam and Conrad Carpenter's petition against Joseph Berry, Mason Co. Ky. Court, March Term, 1801 #

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Legal Document - Complaint against Simon Kenton and others, Mason Circuit Court, Ky. May Term, 1808 #

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Receipt from Catherine Carpenter for her note to administrators of Adam Carpenter estate, June 17, 1818

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Receipt from Conrad Carpenter to George Carpenter for money received from John Chambers in Mason Circuit Court, April 21, 1821#

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Court petition against Joseph Berry, John Kenton and Simon Kenton in Mason Circuit Court, Sept. Term, 1805 #

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Letter presumable to Conrad Carpenter from John Kenton, Sept. 24, 1812 #

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Receipt or declaration from John Chambers to pay George Carpenter $750. for decree against him in Mason Circuit Court, March 20, 1821 #

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Legal document for Mr. William Crow, guardian for Adam Carpenter's heirs to employ counsel to seek to recover money from Robert Rankins, May 26, 1814 #

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Letter from John Chambers to William Crow telling him the court did not get to his suit because of the back log of older cases. Jan. 1, 1815 #

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Power of Attorney for George Carpenter to represent heirs of Adam Carpenter and Conrad Carpenter and to perform business to settle case against John Chambers and Robert Rankins, March 1821

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Receipt given to John Chambers for money paid to George Carpenter, power of attorney for heirs of Adam Carpenter and C. Carpenter, March 20, 1821

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Letter from George Carpenter to express his desire to meet in Frankfort in March to settle the above transaction apparently, January 3, 1821 #

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Receipt from Conrad Carpenter to George Carpenter, Jan. 20, 1823

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Receipt from Catherine Carpenter for her 1/3 of the money collected from John Chambers, 1821

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Receipt from Conrad for his part of money collected from John Chambers, 1821

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Receipt from Catherine Carpenter Dinwiddie for her part of money collected from John Chambers, May 19, 1821

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Receipt from Sarah Carpenter Cunningham for her part of money collected from John Chambers, April 1821

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Receipt from Henry Carpenter for his part of money collected from John Chambers, May, 1821

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Receipt from Daniel Funk for money received for his wife, Christeenah C. Funk for her part of money collected from John Chambers, May 31, 1821

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Survey of land on Carpenter Creek for heirs of Catherine Carpenter, Oct. 18, 1848

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Deed for land sold to George Carpenter by heirs of William Tate, Aug. 17, 1842

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Deed for land sold to Catherine Carpenter by George Carpenter, Aug. 26, 1842

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Deed for land on Carpenter Creek sold to Catherine Carpenter by Sterling and Mary Coulter, Nov. 24, 1842

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Deed for land sold to George Carpenter by William Cloyd, Nov. 9, 1848

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Deed for land sold to George, Conrad, Henry and Adam Carpenter as executors of Catherine Carpenter, Nov. 4, 1848

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Deed for land sold to L. D. Good and O. J. Crow by Peter E. Carter, Jan. 1, 1861

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Deed for land sold to Harvey Marcum by Benjamin and Sally Ann Powell, September 24, 1880

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Survey of land for Thos. J. Foster for land on the Stanford and Milledgeville Turnpike, Oct. 12, 1889

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Agreement to supply patents for two tracts of land, surveyed by A. A. Walford for George Carpenter, July 9, 1868

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Survey for land for R. H. Logan to A. W. Carpenter by J. Bright, Dec. 4, 1895

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Deed for land sold to A. W. Carpenter by R. H. and Helen Logan, Aug. 9, 1897

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Deed for land sold to A. W. Carpenter by S. H. Baughman and J. K. Baughman

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Deed for land deeded to A. W. Carpenter by George Carpenter as an advance on his estate, Nov. 20, 1877

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Deed for land in Boyle County sold to A. W. Carpenter by R. L. and Angeline Salter, Oct. 28, 1901

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Deed for land sold to H. E. Marcum by T. J. and Thusa Foster, Jan. 1, 1890

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Deed for land sold to A. W. Carpenter by B. G. and Anna Gower and J. F. and Lizzie Gower, Dec. 30, 1893

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Deed for land sold to A. W. Carpenter by H. E. Marcum and S. J. Marcum. Nov. 24, 1894

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Deed for land sold to A. W. Carpenter by Daniel Sr. and Elizabeth Stagg, Dec. 26, 1882

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Major George "Red-face" Carpenter Documents

Architect's instructions for building Bonnie Castle, Bennett Cloyd family documents

Small brown booklet belonging to George "Red-face" Carpenter - included journal of trip to Missouri in 1837, Record of Expenses for approximately 3 weeks in 1842, List of weights of cows and calves, and Record of Amounts earned by slaves owned by Catherine Carpenter after her death 1848-1853

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Deed from Weatherfod ____ and G. W. Penn to A.W. Carpenter, Nov. 16, 1878

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Deed from Pamela and M. S. Speed to Alfred Skinner, Nov. 2, 1860

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Subpoena for S.S. McRoberts, J. T. Goode, Joseph Page, _____Lively, G. C. Lyon, T. P. Routt to appear in court on behalf of George Carpenter, March 8, 1875

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Deed to George Lee for land beginning at Wm. Montgomery place from John Well, June 3, 1863

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Survey for Henry Carpenter along Catherine Carpenter line, May 4, 1833

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Deed from Henry Carpenter to Catherine Carpenter, May 11, 1833

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Survey of land on A. Carpenter land containing 167 acres, no date

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Agreement for land of William Owsley sold for debts to George Carpenter, Sept. 14, 1863

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Deed from Whitley and Owsley to George Carpenter, June 15, 1865

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Deed for 357 acres to George Carpenter from L. D. Good, April 24, 1863

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Deed from S. S. McRoberts representing William Owsley and William Whitley to George Carpenter, Sept. 22, 1863

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Agreement with Architect J. R. Carrigan of Danville and written specifications for building the home of A. W. Carpenter near Moreland, Lincoln Co. Ky. in 1878-9 #

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Will of Major George "Redface" Carpenter, probated Dec. 3, 1877 #

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Appraisal of Estate of George Carpenter made December 8, 1877 #

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Amendment to Appraiser's List of Estate of George Carpenter

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Settlement of Estate of George Carpenter, no date on document

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Deed from Bennett and Jane Cloyd to George L. Carpenter (their grandson) and George Carpenter, Jan. 18, 1876

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Deed from Bennett Cloyd heirs to Bennett Cloyd, Jr. April 8, 1890

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Survey- not clearly identified, may be for Cloyd property in previous deed

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Letter to George L. Carpenter (son of A. W. Carpenter) from attorney concerning final settle of his grandmother Jane Cloyd's estate, no date on document

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Will of Lucinda Jane Cloyd, Sept. 13, 1902

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Survey of Cooper farm sold to Bennett Cloyd, July 1, 1872

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Deed from Bennett Cloyd to grandson George Carpenter, Jan. 18, 1876

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Deed to land left by Lucinda Jane Cloyd to her grandson, George Carpenter, Sept. 28, 1908

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Notices to appoint commissioners to make division of property for Bennett Cloyd, deceased, November 18, 1886

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Survey of land , seems to be the above Cloyd property, May 25, 1910

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Title to R. L. Berry from A. W. Carpenter for Cloyd property, March 1, 1910

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Guardianship Paper from George "Red-face" Carpenter to A. W. Carpenter for Theophilus Luke Carpenter, November 20, 1877 #

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George "Red-face" Carpenter documents and others, 1859-1890

Easement for road from George Carpenter farm to Hustonville-Coffey's Mill Turnpike, April 27, 1859#

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Receipt for $2.32 paid in taxes on one horse carriage and silver plate by George Carpenter, 1863

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Receipt for $84.52 paid in taxes by George Carpenter, Sept. 21, 1863

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Receipt for $1.56 paid in taxes on 26 hogs by George Carpenter, April 13, 1864

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Receipt for $95.05 paid in taxes on income, one carriage and silver plate, July 27, 1864

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Receipt for $154.55 paid in taxes by George Carpenter, December 23, 1864

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Receipt for $3.00 paid in taxes on 30 hogs by George Carpenter, March 30, 1865

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Receipt for $286.60 paid in taxes by George Carpenter, August 23, 1865

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Receipt for $.90 paid in taxes for 9 hogs killed, May 1, 1866

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Receipt for $133.00 paid in taxes on one carriage, silver plate and one gold watch by George Carpenter, August 18, 1866

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Receipt for $140.35 paid in taxes on income, silver plate and gold watch by George Carpenter, June 20, 1867

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Receipt for $147.10 paid in taxes on income of $2882., silver plate and gold watch by George Carpenter, May 28, 1868

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Receipt for $158.90 paid in taxes on income of $3118., 40 ounces of silver plate and one gold watch by George Carpenter, May 14, 1869

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Receipt for $153.85 paid in taxes on income of $3017., 40 ounces silver plate and one gold watch by George Carpenter, May 19, 1870

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Receipt for $102.15 for taxes paid on income by George Carpenter, May 15, 1871

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Receipt for $43.62 for taxes paid on income by George Carpenter, May 7, 1872

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Notes to Merchants of Hustonville to allow servants of George Carpenter to have certain amounts of merchandise, 1861 #

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Receipt for Newspaper Ad to George Carpenter, Feb. 13, 1871 #

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Medical Account of Catherine Carpenter with Dr. A. A. Campbell, many charges on all of these accounts were for ailing slaves, Jan.-Oct.16, 1844 #

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Medical Account of C. Carpenter with Dr. W.E. Dailey, June 1846-July 1847 #

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Medical Account of Maj. George Carpenter with Wm. E. Dailey, February 1855#

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Medical Account of Maj. George Carpenter with Dr. W. E. Dailey, 1856 #

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Statement of Account of George Carpenter with I. D. Hocker & Co., June 17-Dec. 13, 1853

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Statement of Account of George Carpenter with Whaley & Co., Jan. 14, 1854-Feb. 13, 1855

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Statement of Account of George Carpenter with B.& C. Vanarsdale, Jan. - Dec. 1855

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Incomplete Statement of Account of George Carpenter with B. & C. Vanarsdale, Jan. - Nov. 1856

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Statement of Account of George Carpenter with Whitley & Cook, Feb. 28-Dec. 8, 1856

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Statement of Account of Maj. George Carpenter with J. M. Cook & Co., February 5 - December 23, 1858

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Statement of Account of George Carpenter with J. D. Hocker & Co., April 1-December 22, 1858

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Statement of Account of George Carpenter with J. D. and W. D. Hocker, January 19 - Dec. 24, 1860

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Statement of Account of George Carpenter with J. M. Hocker & Co., Jan. 9 - May 26, 1862

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Printed statement from Post Office Department to B.F. Turner and check for serving as postmaster at Winchester, Ky., Sept. 7, 1888

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A. W. Carpenter school memorabilia (ca. 1870)

Announcements or Programs for the following school activities: Grand Expository Blow Out of the "Perikukukian Satiety" - parody on Literary Society Exhibitions Annual Commencement - Kentucky University, 1871

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Washington's Birthday Celebration - Kentucky University, 1869

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Annual Exercises of Literary Societies - Kentucky University, 1867

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7th Annual Celebration of Cecropian Society - Ky. Univ., 1872

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Cecropian Society Program- Kentucky University, 1871

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Exhibition of Periclean Society- Kentucky University, 1870

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Commencement of Law College- Kentucky University, 1872

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Exhibition of Cecropian Society - Kentucky University, 1870

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Celebration of Washington's Birthday - Kentucky University, 1871

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Program for Sunday School Union Picnic, 1872

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6th Annual Exhibition of Periclean Society - Ky. Univ., 1871

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Commencement Program, Christian College, Hustonville, 1872

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3rd Commencement Program, Hocker Female College, Lexington, 1872

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Celebration of Washington's Birthday - Kentucky University, 1871

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Three short poems, one signed by F. S. O. and two signed by Osgood

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Two empty envelopes from Kentucky University, one addressed to William C. Bailey and one to Henry C. Jones

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Two envelopes containing newspaper clippings about prohibition and the women's suffrage movement

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Letter to A. W. Carpenter from Mattie Sandeman, student in Lexington, Ky. March 3, 1872 #

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Letter to A. W. Carpenter from Mattie Sandeman, March 1872 #

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Photos of Bonny Castle, the Lincoln Co. Home of A. W. Carpenter

Black and White photographs of the A. W. Carpenter house, inside and outside, taken after the tornado of April 20, 1996, destroyed a good part of the roof. List identifying photographs

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Typed transcription of the architect's instructions for building the A. W. Carpenter house in 1879

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Floor Plan Drawing of the A. W. Carpenter house (Architect's drawings or blue prints were not preserved)

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Typed transcription of the Estate Papers of George Spears of Rockingham County, Virginia (Father of Catherine Spears Frye Carpenter)

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Typed transcription of the Agreement between John Rader and the Legatees of George Spears concerning the welfare of his widow, Christeenah

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A. W. Carpenter papers

includes Milledgeville-Stanford Toll road/Turnpike business records (ca.1895)

Canceled Checks for the Milledgeville-Stanford Toll Road, 1895-96, all signed by A. W. Carpenter #

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Small Brown Bank Book with records for the toll road 1894-98. Lists income and expenditures for toll-road company.

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Receipt for credit on the turnpike for 4 days hauling and self to work, 1895, signed by B.C. Sandidge

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Bank Note for $517.50 to Farmers National Bank of Stanford, Interest at 7%, due Nov. 6, 1885, signed by Stanford and Milledgeville Turnpike Road Co. #

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Certificate of Stock for Knob Lick Turnpike Road for eleven shares, worth $50.00 each, to W. E. Marcum, March 26, 1892 #

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Toll Gate Account for Dr. P. W. Logan 1896 #

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Promissory Note for $721.00 to the National Bank of Hustonville. at 6% Interest, due Nov. 5, 1884 for the Stanford and Milledgeville Turnpike Road #

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Tally for Election of President and Directors of the Stanford & Milledgeville Turnpike, no date on document #

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Receipt for credit for work on the Milledgeville & Stanford Turnpike, 1895 #

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Receipt for credit for 4 days hauling on the Milledgeville & Stanford Turnpike in the amount of $11.00, signed by B. G. Gover, 1895 #

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Election of Officers of the Stanford and Milledgeville Turnpike Co., held at McCormick's Church on May 4, 1895 #

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Promissory Note for $621. to the National Bank of Hustonville, due May 5, 1885, no interest rate given, for repair to bridge for Stanford and Milledgeville Turnpike #

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Verification by Notary for officers of Stanford and Milledgeville Road, 1890 #

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Stockholder's Power of Attorney designating A. W. Carpenter to cast the votes for Lincoln County at the election of officers for the Milledgeville & Stanford Turnpike at the May 1895 election. #

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Letter Concerning Turnpike Bridge Construction to Mr. Lyon from A. W. Carpenter, Nov. 15, 1895 #

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Agreement with Toll Gate Keeper Jno. W. Benedict for his services on the Stanford and Milledgeville Turnpike, June 2, 1884 #

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Similar agreement with Toll Gate Keeper James Belden on the east end of the Stanford & Milledgeville Turnpike, Oct. 18, 1884

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Report of Milledgeville & Stanford Turnpike Co. July 1, 1894 #

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Winchester, Clark Co. families, in-laws of A. W. Carpenter - Ragland family and Turner family 1840-1900

Will of Nathaniel Ragland, February 9, 1841 #

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Account of Nancy Turner's share of Nathaniel Ragland Estate #

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Original Working List of items sold in Nathan Ragland's Estate sale and a better copy from the period

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Power of Attorney for Thos. S. Ragland given to Benjamin Turner to sell his part of Nathaniel Ragland's Estate, Sept. 1858

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Letter from Thomas S. Ragland to Benjamin Turner concerning the estate, Sept. 16, 1858 #

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Bond from James Stephens to Nathaniel Ragland for tract of land, Nov. 14, 1818

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Indenture between Thomas Smith & wife Judith and Nathaniel Ragland for a tract of land, April 28, 1817

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Indenture between James Stephens & his wife Susan and Nathaniel Ragland for land, Dec. 29, 1818

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Handwritten Blank Receipts to be filled in for tuition received by Benjamin Turner, Dec. 5, 1826

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Indenture between Robert Neil and Nathaniel Ragland for a tract of land, Sept. 29, 1827

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Indenture between David Smith and Thomas Smith, Sept. 11, 1827 #

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Indenture between Robert Miller and Thomas Scott, Sept. 27, 1830 #

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Letter from Thomas Scott to Mr. Daniel Boulling, Feb. 8, 1830 #

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Order concerning Tax on Thomas Scott's property in Winchester, Ky. Aug. 10, 1830 #

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Indenture between James Simpson and Thomas Scott, Sept. 15, 1830 #

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Letter from Thomas Scott to Benjamin Turner concerning possession of property sold, Feb. 11, 1833 #

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Notice to Daniel Boulling from Benjamin Turner about possession of property bought from Thomas Scott, April 3, 1833 #

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Survey of land for Nathaniel Ragland, Dec. 29, 1831

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Certificate of sale of above land, Dec. 26, 1831 #

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Agreement between John Hampton and Trustees of Winchester, Ky.1832 #

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Rental Agreement for property in Winchester, Ky. between Jefferson Murray and Samuel McClure, November 9, 1832 #

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Rental Agreement for property in Winchester, Ky. between Jefferson Murray and George Merritt, Jan. 18, 1832 #

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Mortgage of Livestock between John Ragland and Tarleton Embner of Clarke County, Ky., November 22, 1833 #

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Deed between Benjamin Turner and Anthony Pool of Marion Co. Missouri for property in Winchester, Ky. March 19, 1834

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Agreement of Robert Greenings of Fayette Co., Ky. to relinquish to Benjamin Turner houses and lots of wife in Winchester, Ky. 1834

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Deed from Robert Greening & wife, Patsy to Benjamin Turner for "Block of Buildings" in Winchester, Ky., Oct.1838

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Promissory Note from Benjamin Turner to Robert Greening to pay last installment on above property, October 25, 1838

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Short Letter from Louis Vissont to Benjamin Turner, December 3, 1836

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Deed from George Northcutt to George Thomas for Bourbon County farm, 1835

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Agreement between Benjamin Turner and William Herndon for sale of property in Winchester, Ky. February 16, 1837

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Proposition Concerning a right of way for a road to be built, Dec. 15, 1837 #

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Deed to Nathaniel Ragland from W. C. Simpson, 1837

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Deed to Nathaniel Ragland from Overland and Sarah Ragland, June 29, 1840#

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Rental Agreement between John Foster and Allison Beall for property in Clarke County, Ky. December 20, 1838#

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Deed to Nathaniel Ragland from William and Martha Tate and William Simpson & Silas Evans, executors of Alexander Fisher deceased for land in Clarke County, Ky. February 29, 1840

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Account of Nancy Turner's heirs to the Estate of Nathaniel Ragland, March 1857-61

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Account of Joshua B. Thomas with Benjamin Turner for items bought in store, 1853

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Account of Thomas P. Foster with Benjamin Turner for items bought in store, 1857 #

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Deed of Benjamin Turner and Nathaniel Turner to Thomas Foster, June 1861

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Receipt for two notes paid by Benjamin Turner as agent for heirs of Nancy Turner to Thomas Foster, Guardian of Benjamin and Edward Foster, May 14, 1861

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Receipt for $360. paid by Benjamin Turner as agent for Estate of Nathaniel Ragland to Thomas Foster, Guardian for Benjamin and Edward Foster, June 7, 1861

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Statement of Benjamin F. Turner Legacy, 1859

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Estate List & Cash Notes in the possession of Nathaniel Ragland at the time of his death, many to his children #

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Note for $25. for Mrs. Catherine Turner from Moses Murray, January 1, 1868

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Account for Warren Frazier to Benjamin Turner, 1856

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Letter to Benjamin F. Turner from J. W. O'Neal concerning the settlement of Nathaniel Ragland's Estate, July 22, 1869 #

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Receipt for $911.82 due to Benjamin F. Turner, his share of estate of Nathaniel Ragland, his grandfather, July 9, 1862

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Document concerning interests of Thomas J. Foster acting as guardian for his children Benjamin and Edward Foster, May 8, 1866

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Will of Catherine A. Turner, Sept. 24, 1887 #

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Contract between A.W. Carpenter and Benjamin F. Turner, April 1, 1903 #

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Agreement between Benjamin F. Turner and A. W. Carpenter and Eddie T. Foster, December 31, 1889 #

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Document from William Berry of Howard Co. Mo. naming Dinwiddie Holliday as his attorney for settling estate of his grandfather, Thomas Smith, who was the father of Martha Smith Ragland, wife of Nathaniel Ragland, 1838

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Statement of Accounts settled by Benjamin Turner to settle estate of Joseph _______

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Power of Attorney given by William Bryan to William Stuart to settle estate of Joseph Deere, March 27, 1854

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First Settlement of Estate of Joseph Deere, 1855

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Advertisement for Sale of house of Joseph Deere, Winchester, Ky. no date #

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Statement of Settling of Estate of Joseph Deere by Benjamin Turner, 1853-1855

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Receipt for surveying done by Thomas Hart for Nathaniel Ragland, September. 13, 1832

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Ragland-Turner/ Wheeler-Smith family papers, 1790-1890

Brown Cloth Booklet with Cloth Clasp- Memorandum Book of Benjamin Turner, circa 1859 -1861 #

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Brown Leather Booklet - Memorandum Book of Benjamin Turner, 1853-61 #

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Indenture Papers between Andrew Pribble and Benjamin Wheeler for land in Clarke County, Ky. , Oct. 27, 1795 #

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Indenture Papers between Andrew Pribble and Benjamin Wheeler for another tract of land in Clarke County, Kentucky, October 27, 1795 #

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Indenture between Micajah Wheeler and Nathaniel Ragland for land in Clarke County, Kentucky, October 21, 1813 #

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Indenture between Micajah Wheeler and Benjamin Wheeler for land in Clarke County , Kentucky December 14, 1809 #

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Statement of amounts paid by Nathaniel Ragland To Thomas Scott, 1819 #

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Indenture between Thomas Upton and Nathaniel Ragland for land in Clarke County, Kentucky , August 30, 1798#

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Land Survey for Thomas Burris, Nathaniel Ragland's land mentioned in boundary, no date. #

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Confirmation of Compromise between Richard French and Nathaniel Ragland over a land dispute, February 7, 1821#

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Field Notes and Survey of Land sold by James Stevens to Nathaniel Ragland, October 30, 1818 #

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James Stevens Obligation to Nathaniel Ragland and Joseph Reed to pay for land in Clarke County, Kentucky, April 14, 1818 #

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Power of Attorney to John Stevens, son of James Stevens, deceased, to act for his mother Lusamiah Stevens, August 8, 1835#

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Agreement between Richard French, Thomas Burris and Nathaniel Ragland

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Deed to Nathaniel Ragland from Richard and Mary French for land, Jan. 5, 1822

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Agreement between Richard French and Nathaniel Ragland, October 9, 1820#

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Indenture between Thomas and Elizabeth Burris and Thomas Upton for land in Clarke County, Nov. 28, 1797#

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Indenture between Samuel Ledgerwood and Benjamin Wheeler, Dec. 1798

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Deed between Nicholas Quisenberry and Nathaniel Ragland, April 20, 1808

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Indenture between Nicholas Quisenberry and Nathaniel Ragland, April 26, 1808

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Indenture between Nathaniel Ragland and James Stevens, Oct. 23, 1809

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Indenture between Benjamin Wheeler and Thomas Smith, Oct. 14, 1809

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Indenture between John Old and Nathaniel Ragland, April 3, 1810

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Statement to Nathaniel Ragland for business dealings, given by Richard French, circa 1807-11 #

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Indenture between Benjamin Wheeler and John Old, March 5, 1812

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Benjamin F. and Georgia Turner family documents and cookbook, circa 1860-1900

Deed for two tracts of land sold by Josiah E. Lee to George Carpenter, May 18, 1864 #

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Deed between Grace and John Bowser of Winchester and A. W. Carpenter for lot in Danville, Kentucky , Sept.10, 1919

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Funeral Announcement for Benjamin Turner, March 28, 1867 #

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Canceled Checks and Receipts for Benjamin F. Turner when A. W. Carpenter was acting as his agent, 1889 #

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Loan Agreement for Benjamin Turner, March 9, 1898

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Bill for B. F. Turner from McDonald, McCord and Co. of Winchester. Ky. for coal

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Bill for B. F. Turner from Martin's Drug Store of Winchester, Ky.

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Bill for B. F. Turner from J. K. Allen Hardware of Winchester, Ky.

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Agreement between A. W. Carpenter and Hustonville Cemetery for burial lots, December 18, 1886

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Agreement between A. W. Carpenter and Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Ky. for burial lots, Jan. 19, 1895

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Letter written by Benjamin F. Turner to his cousin, B. W. Couchman, shortly after his daughter, Lizzie, was married to A. W. Carpenter, Oct. 30, 1879#

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Brown cardboard tablet or notebook with entries by Benjamin F. Turner, 1889 Entries include original poetry and copies of letters. #

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Brown Composition Book belonging to Augusta Georgia Bryan Turner, wife of Benjamin F. Turner, mostly contains recipes but a few diary entries, from 1858 through the end of the century #

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Letters from the A. W Carpenter Family, 1869-1879.

All letters have been transcribed and printed and the number in parenthesis indicates the number of letters from that correspondent.

A. W. Carpenter to Lizzie Turner (19)

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A. W. Carpenter to Georgia and Benjamin F. Turner (1)

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T. L. Carpenter to A. W. and Lizzie Carpenter (1)

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Lizzie Turner Carpenter to her mother, Georgia Turner (11)

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Clintie Curtis to Georgia Turner (2)

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Bessie Foster to Georgia Turner (1)

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Thusa Foster to Georgia Turner (2)

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Thusa Foster to Lizzie Turner (1)

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Bettie Stagg to Georgia Turner (1)

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Benjamin F. Turner to B. W. Couchman (1)

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Benjamin F and Georgia Turner to A. W. and Lizzie T. Carpenter (1)

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Lizzie Turner (before marriage) to Joe Bryan (1)

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Lizzie Turner (before marriage) to A. W. Carpenter (2)

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Lizzie Turner (before marriage) to Georgia Carpenter (5)

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Margaret (Peg) Bryan Yager to her sister Georgia Turner (2)

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G. M. Yancey, minister to Lizzie Turner (1)

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Letters from the A. W. Carpenter Family, 1880-1885.

All letters have been transcribed and printed and the number in parenthesis indicates the number of letters from that correspondent.

A. W. Carpenter to Georgia Turner (3)

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A. W. and Lizzie T. Carpenter to Georgia Turner (1)

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Lizzie T. Carpenter to A. W. Carpenter (15)

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Lizzie T. Carpenter to Georgia Turner (1)

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Mary B. Curtis to her aunt, Georgia Turner (1)

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Dan and Elizabeth Stagg to A. W. and Lizzie Turner (1)

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Georgia Turner to A. W. and Lizzie Turner Carpenter (1)

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Georgia Turner to Benjamin F. Turner (1)

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Georgia Turner to Lizzie T. Carpenter (4)

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Margaret (Peg) Bryan Yager to her sister, Georgia Turner (1)

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Letters from the A. W. Carpenter Family, 1886-1928.

All letters have been transcribed and printed and the number in parenthesis indicates the number of letters from that correspondent.

A. W. Carpenter to Georgia Turner (2)

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A. W. Carpenter to Lizzie T. Carpenter (1)

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Lizzie T. Carpenter to A. W. Carpenter (11)

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Lizzie T. Carpenter to Nancy Henry (1)

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Eddie T. Foster to A. W. Carpenter (1)

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J. S. Hilton to Lizzie T. Carpenter (1)

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Mayme Curtis Kennett to A. W. Carpenter (2)

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Jos. Severance to A. W. and Lizzie T. Carpenter (1)

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Cettie Thurmond to Lizzie T. Carpenter (2)

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Georgia Turner to Benjamin F. Turner (1)

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Georgia Turner to Lizzie T. Carpenter (8)

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Georgia Turner to Mamie Wilson Carpenter (1)

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Georgia Turner to Thusa Foster (1)

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Margaret (Peg) Bryan Yager to Georgia Turner (1)

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Oversize Box - Large weaving patterns and oversize printed land deeds

Individual items

Chart for division of property of the estate of Adam Carpenter after his death in 1806, original drawn up by Catherine Carpenter, his widow #

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Nine weaving patterns apparently belonging to Catherine Carpenter

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Original Deed to Adam W. Carpenter for 19 acres, May 20, 1880

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Original Deed to Catron [sic] Carpenter for 500 acres, May 31, 1808

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Original Deed to Catron[sic] Carpenter for 65 acres March 9, 1808

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Original Deed to Catron[sic] Carpenter for 130 acres, March 5, 1808

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