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Mackoy family papers, 1784-1943

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Mackoy family papers




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Organized by material type; arranged chronologically thereunder.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Mackoy family papers, 1784-1943, 1M54M58, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


23 volumes, 2454 pieces


The Mackoys were a prominent family in Kenton County, Ky. William Hardin Mackoy and his son, Harry Brent Mackoy, were both successful lawyers. William Mackoy also served as a delegate to the 1890-1891 Kentucky constitutional convention. He had attended the University of Virginia in the 1850's.

Scope and Content

These are the papers of the Mackoy family. The collection consists largely of the papers of William Hardin Mackoy and Harry Brent Mackoy. There is a large amount of correspondence in the collection, including letters written by William while he was a student at the University of Virginia. His school notebooks are also included. There are scrapbooks on family history, photographs, diaries, records of various genealogical associations of which Harry Brent Mackoy was a member, and a group of land grants and other documents signed by early presidents and governors, including John Quincy Adams, Benjamin Harrison, Patrick Henry, Henry Lee, James Madison, James Monroe, J.T. Morehead, Beverly Randolph, Edmund Randolph, and Isaac Shelby. There are also folders of information on topics which interested Harry Brent Mackoy, including sculptor Joel T. Hart and the history of Covington and Kenton County, Ky.


  • Breckinridge, W. C. P. (William Campbell Preston) 1837-1904.
  • Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
  • Chandler, Happy, 1898-
  • Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863.
  • Desha, Joseph, 1768-1842.
  • Duke, Basil Wilson, 1838-1916.
  • Fields, William Jason, 1874-1954.
  • Garrard, James, 1749-1822.
  • Hart, Joel T. (Joel Tanner), 1810-1877.
  • Johnson, Keen, 1896-
  • Knott, J. Proctor (James Proctor), 1830-1911.
  • Lape, Esther Everett, 1881-1981.
  • Leslie, Preston Hopkins, 1819-1907.
  • Mackoy, Harry Brent, 1874-1952.
  • Mackoy, William Hardin, 1839-1923.
  • McCoy family.
  • Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885.
  • Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950.
  • Metcalfe, Thomas, 1780-1855.
  • Morrow, Edwin Porch, 1877-1935.
  • Powell, L. W. (Lazarus Whitehead), 1812-1867.
  • Slaughter, Gabriel, 1767-1830.
  • Stevenson, J. W. (John White), 1812-1886.
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
  • Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
  • Willis, Simeon S, 1879-1965.
  • Lawyers.
  • Covington (Ky.)--History.
  • Kenton County (Ky.)--History.
  • Kentucky--Genealogy.
  • Diaries.
  • Land grants.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks

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