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Troutman family papers,, 1779

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kukm1m55m7 Troutman family papers, 1779-1885 55M7 Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 January 8 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-02T11:51-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Troutman family papers, 55M7 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.8 Cubic feet 2 boxes 1779-1885 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. Troutman, Leonard, 1776-1841 Custodial History note Balke, Mrs. R. H., Cincinnati, OH. Gift, 1955. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 55M7 : [Identification of item], Troutman family papers, 1779-1885, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note 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 Contents note 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. Arrangement note The collection is arranged chronologically. Moore, W.A. Troutman, Franklin, 1812-1883 African Americans. Agriculture--Kentucky. Farmers. Land settlement--Kentucky. Merchants. Nelson County (Ky.) Old Boston Settlement (Ky.) United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. Land grant and correspondence, 1 1 1779-1815 Correspondence and ledger, 1 2 1816-1828 Correspondence and receipts, 1 3 1834-1839 Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 1 4 1840-1844 Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 1 5 1845-1849 Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 1 6 1850-1856 Correspondence, receipts, and checks, 1 7 1857-1858 Correspondence and ledgers, 1 8 1859 Correspondence and ledgers, 1 9 1860-1863 Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 2 1 1864-1869 Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 2 2 1870-1874 Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 2 3 1875-1879 Correspondence and ledgers, 2 4 1880-1885 Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 2 5-7 Undated