Land transactions--Registration and transfer--Kentucky
Divorce suits--Kentucky--Greenup County
Kentucky--Circuit Court (Garrard County)
Finding Aid Author
Kentucky Historical Society
Scope and Content
This collection consists of legal documents, appeals, letters of complaint, deeds, land grants, summons, and judgements for the county of Greenup in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Legal documents pertain to court cases concerning land transactions, trepassing, stealing, divorce, and other civil matters such as failure to repay promissory notes. Included are other court records from other counties. These counties are: Fayette, Lewis, and Garrard. Also included in the collection are architectural drawings for a train station that was to be built in Greenup County. The documents range in date from 1780 to 1940.
County: Garrad County, Fayette County, Greenup County
Contents of the Collection
John Harvie, Charles Minn, Thurston Taylor, and Edmund Taylor, enter 10,000 acres upon Treasury Warrants on the Ohio River about mouth of Sciota, Mason County, 1780.
Top half of paper contains an obligation of Kenneth Blake, Stephen Ballard, and Presly Sinclair bound to Charles Scott, governor of Commonwealth of Kentucky. Signed and sealed in 1812. On the bottom half, James Rice of Greenup County states before John Prago Esq. Justice of Peace apprehension of property injury by Kennth Blake. Signed and sealed in 1812.
Bundle of Power of Attorneys/ Isaac Titford to Samuel (Corp? or Carp?) item "B"/ for following Justices of New York: P. H. Tabele and Elisha Morrill. Documents signed by: John Goodwin, Rob Tenoke?, John Towe?, Robert Roach, Js. Tifford, Jos. C. Cooper. Recorded and examined by T. Slocum, register in 1816.
John Hockaday, sheriff of Greenup County, authorizing Philip Tabele and Elisha Morrill, Asst. Justices of Peace of New York City, state of New York to examine several witnesses to a suit in Chancery between James Hughes, George Johnson, and Thomas Shores's heirs. Dated 1816.
Printed newspaper notice of 1817, Alexander Catlett, Senior, complainant against Benjamin Davis and Thomas Ward, defendants. This is encapsulated with handwritten certification of required publication of above article in the Eagle.
Frankfort, Franklin County, notary statement of Benjamin Ledyard, notary; Samuel Beebee who signed power of attorney; John L. Broone, clerk city and county of New York; Jacob Radcliff for city of New York Mayors Court. Beebee vs. Miles?. Dated 1817.
Summons for James Applegate to appear to answer the complaint of Charles C. Jackson from W.C. Moon, Justice of the Peace, Greenup County, dated 1820. On verso there is an 1822 judgment in favor of the plaintiff.
Certification that the order of the Greenup County Circuit Court concerning Jonathan Morton's heirs and John Lawson vs. Thruston's heirs was published in "The Union" from Jan. to March 1820, signed by Lewis Collins, Jr.
Certification from "The Eagle" that the order of Greenup Circuit Court re William Aills against Michael Catt's heirs was published for nine weeks, signed by Lewis Collins with a certification of notice that William Aills will attend the houses of Thomas Mitchell and Rowland T. Parker to take depositions was published in "The Eagle" with a certification that Lewis Collins appeared before the Justice of the Peace, Jas. Chambers, of Mason County. Both certificates where dated 1821.
Certification from David V. Rannells, editor of "The Union, that the suit of Reuben Beeman in Greenup County vs. Rebecca Beeman was published for two months with a bill for the balance owing. This was dated 1822.
Certification from David Rannells, editor of the "The Union", that a notice to Mrs. Rebecca Beeman of the intent of Reuben Beeman to take depositions of Calvin Stone, Claudius Stanneds, Michael M'Nutt and his wife at the home of Christopher Crary in Geaugga, OH. for evidence in suit in Greenup Circuit Court, with certification from Jas. Ellis, Jr. dated 1822.
Depositions taken in the house of James McGuires in the town of Greensburg concerning the heirs of Jonathan Mortin. Greenup County depositions signed by Chas. Smith, Thomas B. King, and Isiah Morton, dated 1823.
Act of exceptions at the trial of Lewis Craig vs. John C. Kouns, mentions testimony of Robert Doughetry, John Peebles, Thomas Richards, William Biggs, George N. Davis, Mr. Colgrove, John Frazier, John Hockaday, James Hew, and John M. McDonnell., dated 1826.
Greenup County Circuit Court answer of Nathaniel Dawson to a suit of Robert Carter, Alfred Carter, and the other children and heirs of Hebe Carter, deceased, and Fredrick W. Grayson, attested by J. C. Couns, 1827.
Notice from Ephraine Goble to Benjamin Anderson or William Pouner that Goble will take the deposition of Reley (?) McGuire at the house of Esq. J. Powers in Brown County, Ohio, re suit in the Greenup Circuit Court between Benjamin Anderson and Ephraine Goble, dated 1828.
Notice to the sheriff of Greenup County to have Thomas Campbell, James McMurtry, and Jacob Kouns appear in Court to answer unto Joseph Carter, assignee of Fredrick W. S. Grayson, on a plea of Debt., Signed by John Workaday. Dated 1828.
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Sct. Grand Jurors of Greenup County saying James E. McDowell, overseer of the public highway from Amanda Furnace to the bridge branch to be out of Horatio Catlett on a printed form signed by Josiah Martin in 1828.
Letter from Parkersburg, Virginia, informing the receiver of accusations of his brother's indiscreet conduct toward a Miss Beck. Mentions a Mr. Hord and appears to be the first page of a continuing letter. The letter was written in 1828. The date 1831 on the second page signed J.J. Jackson addressed to Robert Carter (?) in Sandy, Kentucky. Letter was introduced as exhibit in a trial.
Eleven page document relating to above letter of John J. Jackson introduced in Greenup Co. Circuit Court. Mentions John N. Hord, and Ann L. Hord, his wife, Ann L. Beckwith, Arthur Beckwith, and Robert Carter. This was written in 1831.
Greenup County certification of a six page document as the answer of Alfred E. Carter to a bill against him by Matilda Beckwith who gave him power of attorney in 1824 for the purpose of collection a claim due her from the estate of her farther, Jno. Carter. This certification was given in 1832.
Deed between Israel Pembleton Hutchinson, Randal Hutchinson, and Elizabeth, wife of said Randall, of Philadelphia, Pa. and David Trimble of Greenup County concerning 32,000 acres of land in Fayette (now Greenup) County, Kentucky. It is dated 1834.
Deposition of Randal Hutchinson of Philadelphia in pursuance of evidence in a suit pending in Chancery in Greenup Circuit Court between William H. Harrison and David Trimble and others. Case includes records on the contested land going back to 1786. Bound with faded red ribbon and is dated 1835.
Notice to David Trimble and John Trimble that William H. Harrison will take depositions of Israel P. Hutchinson and Randall Hutchinson at the office of the Mayor of Philadelphia to be used as evidence in a trial in Greenup Circuit Court. It is dated 1835.
Greenup County thin paper check to T.H. Pouge signed by L.L. McCoy Poage. Reverse side is payable to Nob Taylor Barker and Wm. S. Hatch. Possible endorsement by Rogers and Shrewsbury. It is dated 1836.
Deposition of Jesse Camphill of the house of William Hapton in County of Greenup in a suit between,(?) and Jacob Kouns vs. William Biggs, William R. Biatly (?), and others. Case relates to trying ore at Clinton Furnance. It is dated 1836.
Dispute between Thomas N. Pouge, John Hollingsworth, and John Rogers, Jr. on a printed form from the Franklin Bank of Cincinnati, Ohio. John Rogers contends that it his signature has been used in an unauthorized manner. Attacked checks say Clinton Furnace. It is dated 1837.
Notice to Mr. Richard Deering that Pleasant M. Savage took a deposition at the house of Matilda Beckwith in the county of Carter to be read as evidence in the suit pending in Greenup County Circuit Court between Alfred G. Carter and Deering and Savage. Savage intends to take a deposition from John M. Morten in the office of Francis J. Nordn in the city of Maysville to be read in the same suit. This is dated 1838.
Two promissory notes made by Wilson Baird and Co. to Wm. C. Whitcher and co. and singed statement of Joshua H. Bates Administrator of Estate. Seal of Commissioner of Deeds for Kentucky attached. Notes written in 1858.
Transcript (1859) of the records and 1805 will of William Bird of St. Stephens, King and Queen County, Virginia. Seals attached of Robert Pollard, Jr. cc and John Sumpkin, Justice of king and Queen County Court.
Notarized statement between Albert B. Voorheis and John Sydenstricker concerning notes due. Attached is a statement of 1872 account with Miller, Voorheis, and Co. of Portsmouth, OH. The notarized statement is dated 1873.
Depositions concerning qualifications of W.H. Clifton and entitlement of teaching certificates in his suit against Greenup County Court. Also depositions from Richmond, County of Henrica, Virginia, and Greenup County. Dated 1877.
Letter from R.G. Fowler of Tarpon Springs, Fla. to M.J. McMullen, Esq., tax collector Hillsborough County, Fla., reqiestomg return of check for taxes. Attached is envelope with thirteen cancelled checks. Dates range from 1899-1901.
Holographic Deed of land sale of Jacob Clingman of New Orleans, La. to Commercial Bank of Scioto several parcels situated in town of Portsmouth in Scioto County, Ohio, for 18,000. Recorded in Scioto County and Greenup. Dated 1833. See Folder 3.