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William Ellis papers, 1795-1821

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Title

William Ellis papers

Date

1795-1821

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], William Ellis papers, 1795-1821, 1VF51W41, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

40 pieces.

Biography/History

Ellis was apparently a resident of Fayette county, Ky. at the time of his death, having emigrated from Virginia. The executors of his estate were his sons, William and John Ellis. The Ellises were represented for at least part of this period by Henry Clay.

Scope and Content

This is a collection of legal documents relating to litigation involving Ellis and his heirs. Among other materials included are summonses, copies of Circuit Court and Court of Appeals decrees, surveyors' depositions, and other legal documents, most relating to land disputes. Some materials relate to William Denham.

Subjects

  • Ellis, William.
  • Ellis, John.
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
  • Denham, William.
  • Land titles--Kentucky--Fayette County.
  • Land tenure--Kentucky--Fayette County.
  • Fayette County (Ky.)--History