Troutman family papers,

Abstract

The Troutman family papers include financial records, business records, legal documents and some correspondence of the Troutman family of Nelson County, Ky. The majority of the correspondence originated with Leonard Troutman and his son, Franklin.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Troutman family papers,
Date
1779-1885
Creator
Troutman, Leonard, 1776-1841
Extent
0.8 Cubic feet
Subjects
African Americans.
Agriculture--Kentucky.
Farmers.
Land settlement--Kentucky.
Merchants.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
55M7 : [Identification of item], Troutman family papers, 1779-1885, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Leonard Troutman (1776-1841) lived near the Old Boston settlement in Nelson County, Ky. and operated a farm, tannery, and store. After Troutman's death, his son, Franklin Troutman (1812-1883), continued the business and expanded into farming in Arkansas with his partner W. A. Moore of Jefferson County, Ky.
Scope and Content
The Troutman family papers include financial records, business records, legal documents and some correspondence of the Troutman family of Nelson County, Ky. The majority of the correspondence originated with Leonard Troutman and his son, Franklin. The letters deal primarily with business, although a few personal letters from relatives are included. Several letters concern attempts by the Troutmans to gain compensation from the Federal government for some of their slaves who joined the Union Army during the Civil War. The bulk of the collection consists of papers relating to financial dealings, particularly land holdings. These include deeds, bills, receipts, promissory notes, legal documents and papers relating to the settlement of Leonard Troutman's estate, including an inventory listing of Troutman's slaves and their valuations.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note 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.

Contents of the Collection

Land grant and correspondence,, 1779-1815

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Correspondence and ledger,, 1816-1828

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Correspondence and receipts,, 1834-1839

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts,, 1840-1844

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts,, 1845-1849

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts,, 1850-1856

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Correspondence, receipts, and checks,, 1857-1858

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Correspondence and ledgers,, 1859

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Correspondence and ledgers,, 1860-1863

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts,, 1864-1869

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts,, 1870-1874

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts,, 1875-1879

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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Correspondence and ledgers,, 1880-1885

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts,, Undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5-7
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