Winston-Jones Family Papers,1787-1889

Descriptive Summary

Title
Winston-Jones Family Papers,1787-1889
Creator
unknown
Extent
1.33 cubic ft.
Subjects
Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Afro-Americans-- Virginia-- History-- Sources.
California-- Gold discoveries-- History-- Sources.
Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889.
Chicago (Ill.)-- Description and travel.
Cholera-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Christian Science.
Clergy-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Disciples of Christ-- Kentucky-- Florence-- History-- Sources.
Education-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Fires-- Kentucky-- New Liberty-- History-- Sources.
Gold mines and mining-- California-- History-- Sources.
Jones, Gustavus V. (Gustavus Vasa), 1799-1852.
Jones, John Winston, 1791-1848.
Jones, William Alexander, b. 1833.
Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Land grants-- Kentucky.
Letcher, Robert Perkins, 1788-1861.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Medicine-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Menzier family.
Mercer, William, d. ca. 1829-- Estate.
Mercer family.
Missions-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Paducah College (Paducah, Ky.)
Paducah Female Seminary (Paducah, Ky.)
Physicians-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Quakers-- Pennsylvania.
Schools-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Shepard family.
Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Slavery-- Virginia-- History-- Sources.
Taxation-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Taxation-- Virginia-- History-- Sources.
Teachers-- Salaries, etc.-- Missouri-- Keysville-- History-- Sources.
Temperance-- Kentucky-- Paducah-- History-- Sources.
Theater-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
Trials-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Union County (Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
United States-- Economic conditions-- To 1865-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
Walden family.
Jones family.
Winston family.
Finding Aid Author
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Virginia and Ky. family. Papers of the William Winston family from Va. whose daughter, Frances Elizabeth "Lizzie" Winston, married Gustavus Vasa Jones from Hanover County, Va. The Winston family came to Ky. ca. 1820-1840 and the Jones family came to Union County, Ky., ca. 1830-1840. Papers include correspondence from members of both families, 1822-1889, concerning family matters, family relationships and problems, business and professional ventures of various family members, and the families' involvement in the gold rush and in the Civil War. Papers also include legal documents, such as bonds and agreements for land purchases, and a copy of William Mercer's will from Fredericksburg, Va., 1829; copy of land grant and surveys; documents pertaining to slaves owned by Gustavus V. Jones; academic records for the Jones children; medical practice records; property tax bills and receipts, 1825-1858; misc. accounts, bills and receipts from the Jones family, 1828 -1882; and genealogical notes. Miscellaneous material includes a printed speech, broadsides, and circulars. Card index in repository