Robert Emmett McDowell Collection,1774-1869

Descriptive Summary

Title
Robert Emmett McDowell Collection,1774-1869
Creator
McDowell, Robert Emmett, 1914-1975
Extent
2 cubic ft.
Subjects
Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Allender Family.
American bison-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Ashby Family.
Bibb, Richard, 1752-1839.
Boone, Squire, 1744-1815.
Brashear, Ignatius, 1734-1807.
Brashear, Marsham, ca. 1752-1807.
Brashear, William, ca. 1745-1781.
Brashears Family.
Breckinridge, Robert, 1754-1833.
Brooks, Joseph, d. 1818.
Broughton Family.
Bullitt, Alexander Scott, 1761-1816.
Burke Family.
Carr Family.
Clergy-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Chenoweth, Richard, 1734-1802.
Chenoweth, William, b. 1760.
Christian, John Henry, 1781-1800.
Churchill, Henry, 1768-1842.
Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818.
Cox Family.
Crime-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Crist, George, b. ca. 1747.
Crist, Henry, 1764-1844.
Critchlow Family.
Distilling, Illicit-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Divorce-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Education-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Faith, William, d. 1779.
Ferries-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Filson, John, 1747-1788.
Fleming, William, 1729-1795.
Floyd Family.
Fortification-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Frontier and pioneer life-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Glen Family.
Graybill Family.
Gray, John Thompson, 1782-1845.
Harris Family.
Hawkins Family.
Helm, George, d. 1822.
Henderson, Richard, 1735-1785.
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799.
Hill, Atkinson, ca. 1755-1824.
Historians-- Kentucky-- Archives.
Hite, Abraham, 1720-1790?
Hite, Isaac, d. 1794.
Horine Family.
Hornbeck Family.
Horse racing-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Hunting-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Indians of North America-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Insurance-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Iron foundries-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Johnston Family.
Joyce Family.
Keller Family.
Kentucky-- Politics and government-- Sources.
Kuykendall, Moses (Kentucky pioneer)
Lacassagne, Michael, d. 1797.
Land use-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Lee Family.
McDowell, John, 1798-1881.
McDowell, John, 1764-1838.
McDowell, John, 1835-1868.
McDowell Family.
Magee Family.
May, George (Kentucky pioneer)
May, John, d. 1790.
Medicine-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Mentally ill-- Care-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Merchants-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Meriwether, Nicholas, 1749-1828.
Meriwether, William, ca. 1757-1814.
Midwives-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Mills and mill-work-- Kentucky-- Bullitt County-- History-- Sources.
Mills and mill-work-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Morrow Family.
Nicholas, George, 1754?-1799.
Ormsby Family.
Patton, James, ca. 1738-1815.
Pendergrass Family.
Physicians-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Pope, William, 1775-1844.
Pope, William, 1744-1825.
Prisons-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Reed Family.
Roads-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Rogers Family.
Salt industry and trade-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Sebastian, Benjamin, 1745-1834.
Shain Family.
Simmons Family.
Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Smallpox-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Surveying-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Taverns (Inns)-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Teachers-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Terrell Family.
Timber-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Tobacco-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Todd Family.
Trotter Family.
United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.
Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859.
Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Kentucky novelist and historical writer. Consists of typed transcripts of legal records, most of which were original circuit court records, from Bullitt, Jefferson, and Nelson counties of Ky. The papers from which these copies and abstracts were made date from 1774 to 1869. A number of depositions bearing dates in the early 1800's contain reminiscences of men who came to Ky. as early as 1774. Many of the papers included in this collection reflect attempts to sort out ownership of land on which claims literally were "shingled." Depositions from earliest settlers describe where and when they came into Ky., their "settling out" at tiny isolated stations, many of which the depondents helped establish in raw wilderness; the buffalo roads they found here, the roads they made, and as time went on the means of telling one from the other. They tell who lived where in their neighborhoods and some of the conditions under which they lived and died. These volumes also include descriptions and documents of the salt trade, the river trade, and trade in general; and documents and depositions concerning slavery, health conditions, the care of the insane, and even one bawdy joke. For complete references, indexes to individual volumes should be checked. Original sources are given in all cases and researchers should check them for complete accuracy. Card index in repository