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Troutman family papers, 1779-1885

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell

Title

Troutman family papers

Date

1779-1885

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

55M7 : [Identification of item], Troutman family papers, 1779-1885, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.8 Cubic feet

2 boxes

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.

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.

Subjects

  • Nelson County (Ky.)
  • Old Boston Settlement (Ky.)
  • Moore, W.A.
  • Troutman, Franklin, 1812-1883
  • African Americans.
  • Agriculture--Kentucky.
  • Farmers.
  • Land settlement--Kentucky.
  • Merchants.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Collection Inventory

Land grant and correspondence, 1779-1815
[Box: 1, Folder: 1] browse
Correspondence and ledger, 1816-1828
[Box: 1, Folder: 2] browse
Correspondence and receipts, 1834-1839
[Box: 1, Folder: 3] browse
Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 1840-1844
[Box: 1, Folder: 4] browse
Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 1845-1849
[Box: 1, Folder: 5] browse
Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 1850-1856
[Box: 1, Folder: 6] browse
Correspondence, receipts, and checks, 1857-1858
[Box: 1, Folder: 7] browse
Correspondence and ledgers, 1859
[Box: 1, Folder: 8] browse
Correspondence and ledgers, 1860-1863
[Box: 1, Folder: 9] browse
Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 1864-1869
[Box: 2, Folder: 1] browse
Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 1870-1874
[Box: 2, Folder: 2] browse
Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, 1875-1879
[Box: 2, Folder: 3] browse
Correspondence and ledgers, 1880-1885
[Box: 2, Folder: 4] browse
Correspondence, ledgers, and receipts, Undated
[Box: 2, Folder: 5-7] browse