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E. G. Young papers, 1794-1950

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve

Title

E. G. Young papers

Date

1794-1950

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by subject.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

62M173 : [Identification of item], E. G. Young papers, 1794-1950, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

1.87 Cubic feet

5 boxes

Abstract

Correspondence, account books, legal papers, hymnals, church records, and justice of the peace records comprise the E. G. Young papers and document the family's interactions over generations as well as the history of Warren County, Kentucky.

Biography/History

Edward Green Young was born in Warren County, Kentucky, on December 29, 1857, to James and Louisa Young. A lifelong farmer in Richardsville and Rich Pond, Kentucky, Young grew mainly tobacco and fruit. Following his retirement from farming, he moved to Bowling Green and worked as a tobacco buyer for J. W. Goodrum. He married Sarah Jane Runner in 1881; they had twelve children together, including Nora Young Ferguson.

Starting in 1915, Young served two terms as a Kentucky state representative from Warren County and chaired the County and City Courts Committee and the Enrollment Committee. Additionally, he served as a trustee of the R.W. Ogden estate, which created Ogden College in Bowling Green in the late 1800's. He died on October 31, 1948.

Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, Young, Edward Green, 1857-1948 (MSS 309) (2010). MSS Finding Aids. Paper 1308. http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_mss_fin_aid/1308

Scope and Content

Correspondence, account books, legal papers, hymnals, church records, and justice of the peace records comprise the E. G. Young papers and document the family's interactions over generations as well as the history of Warren County, Kentucky. Young's papers contain letters to his family, written while he served the state legislature in Frankfort from 1916 to 1918. Also included are receipts, business correspondence, account and bank books, and documents concerning his estate. Papers from familys related to E. G. Young, such as the Enscore family, James and Louisa Young, and Mrs. Nora Young Ferguson, comprise other series in the collection. The collection also contains information on the Leonard Totty and W. E. Runner estates. Finally, the papers include records pertaining to many institutions in Warren County, Kentucky, such as the Halls Chapel Methodist Church, the Craddock School, the Ogden College trust, and the Warren County Justice of the Peace.

Subjects

  • Craddock School (Warren County, Ky.).
  • Kentucky. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
  • Ogden College..
  • Financial statements.
  • Warren County (Ky.)--History.
  • Ogden, Robert W.
  • Young, E. G. (Edward Green), 1857-1948
  • County courts--Kentucky.
  • Education, Higher--Kentucky--Bowling Green.
  • Universities and colleges--Kentucky.

Collection Inventory

I Craddock School fund, 1854-1911
Scope and Content Note:

The Craddock School fund series contains information about fundraising efforts for the Craddock School, account records for the fund, and scholarship recipients from 1854 to 1911.

1854-1864
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
1865-1869
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
1870-1876
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
1905-1907
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
1908-1909
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
1910
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
1911
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
II E. G. Young family papers, 1889-1950
Scope and Content Note:

The E. G. Young family papers series contains family financial records and personal letters sent between the family from 1889 to 1950. Bank books are included for several members of the family. The financial records hold insurance policies, wills, tax receipts, and account books. The letters are mostly written by E. G. Young to his wife and children.

E. G. Young and family bank books, 1896-1917
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
E. G. Young financial records, 1889-1919
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
E. G. Young financial records, 1920-1929
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]
E. G. Young financial records, 1930-1939
[Box: 2, Folder: 4]
E. G. Young financial records, 1940-1949
[Box: 2, Folder: 5]
E. G. Young financial records, 1950
[Box: 2, Folder: 6]
E. G. Young letters, 1916-1918
[Box: 2, Folder: 7]
III Enscore family papers, 1859-1949, undated
Scope and Content Note:

The Enscore family papers series include family records, a psalm book, and a hymnal.

Enscore family, 1859-1949
[Box: 2, Folder: 8]
Enscore family Psalmbook, undated
[Box: 5, Item: 1]
Enscore family Hymnal, undated
2 books [Box: 5, Item: 3]
IV Halls Chapel Methodist Church records, 1838, undated
Scope and Content Note:

The Halls Chapel Methodist Church series contains church records from 1838 and a hymnal.

Halls Chapel Methodist Church, 1838
[Box: 2, Folder: 9]
Book of Methodist Hymns, undated
[Box: 5, Item: 2]
V James H. and Louisa Miller Young financial records, 1845-1920, undated
Scope and Content Note:

The James H. and Louisa Miller Young financial records series contains checks, purchase receipts, business licenses, land deeds, tax receipts, and account records for both James and Louisa Young in Warren County, Kentucky, from 1845 to 1920.

1845-1873
[Box: 2, Folder: 10]
1874-1920
[Box: 2, Folder: 11]
undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 1]
VI Leonard Totty estate papers, 1864
[Box: 3, Folder: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

The Leonard Totty estate papers series contains estate papers for Leonard Totty, 1864.

VII Mrs. Nora Young Ferguson papers, undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

The Mrs. Nora Young Ferguson Papers series contains several handwritten notes and a magazine clipping detailing her wedding.

VIII Ogden College R.W. Ogden trust, 1881-1912
Scope and Content Note:

The R.W. Ogden trust records series contains the account records, check receipts, and expenses lists under the trustee H. V. Loving from 1881 to 1912. The trust came about when the bulk of Major R. W. Ogden's fortune was set aside to establish a free school for the city of Bowling Green. This school first became Ogden College and in 1927 Western Kentucky University.

1881-1885
[Box: 3, Folder: 4]
1883-1912
[Box: 3, Folder: 5]
IX Warren County records, 1794-1901
Scope and Content Note:

The Warren County records series contains government papers, such as Justice of the Peace appointments, 1794-1901; county petitions, including a request from persons living near Green River for a new justice of the peace in 1823; receipts, including 1823 payments for repairs to the courthouse and the erection of road signs; and other miscellaneous records, 1794-1901.

Warren County Justice of the Peace appointments, 1796-1840
[Box: 3, Folder: 6]
Warren County Justice of the Peace appointments, 1811-1829
[Box: 3, Folder: 7]
Warren County Justice of the Peace appointments, 1831-1868
[Box: 3, Folder: 8]
Warren County petitions, 1794-1901
[Box: 3, Folder: 9]
Warren County records, 1815-1864
[Box: 3, Folder: 10]
X W.E. Runner estate papers, 1839-1901, undated
Scope and Content Note:

The W. E. Runner Estate papers series contains land receipts, purchase records, summons, court records, contracts, checks, and account records for W. E. Runner and his land within Warren County, Kentucky and surrounding areas.

W.E. Runner estate financial records, 1839-1885
[Box: 4, Folder: 1]
W.E. Runner estate financial records, 1886-1901
[Box: 4, Folder: 2]
W.E. Runner bank books,account books, notebooks, 1885-1901
[Box: 4, Folder: 3]
W.E. Runner account books and notebook, 1868-1869
[Box: 4, Folder: 4]
W.E. Runner Estate records, undated
[Box: 4, Folder: 5]