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         59m110 
         
             
                 Guide to the Kentucky Union Land Company records, 1791-1935, bulk 1880-1899
                     59M110 
                 
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                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
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                     SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 
                 
                 2005 
             
         
         
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             Kentucky Union Land Company records 
             59M110 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 6.0 Cubic feet 
                 12 boxes, 1 oversize folder 
             
             Bulk, 1880-1899 
             1791-1935 
             These papers relate to the Kentucky Union Land Company, in particular its efforts to secure lands in eastern Kentucky for the Kentucky Union Railway Company. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open for research. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             [Identification of item], Kentucky Union Land Company records, 1791-1935, bulk 1880-1899, 59M110, Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington 
         
         
             Biographical/Historical note 
             The Kentucky Union Land Company (KULC) was a subsidiary of the Kentucky Union Railway Company and was responsible primarily for conducting surveys, purchasing lands through which the railway would run, and securing the right of way for the railway. The Kentucky Union Railway line eventually crossed over 500,000 acres of valuable coal, iron, and timber lands, lying mostly in the eastern Kentucky counties of Breathitt, Perry, and Letcher. Two of the land company's agents were George W. Sewell, who was also a Kentucky legislator, and James McGuire of Irvine, Kentucky. Capt. J.M. Thomas and Mr. Benjamin Crawford were also responsible for purchasing a large body of lands for the KULC. 
             The Kentucky Union Railway Company was reorganized in 1894 as the Lexington and Eastern Railway Company and later purchased in 1909 by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             These papers relate to the Kentucky Union Land Company, in particular its efforts to secure lands in eastern Kentucky for the Kentucky Union Railway Company. Materials consist of correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, and maps. The financial papers include bills, receipts, cancelled checks, expense reports, agreements, stock certificates, memorandum, and some correspondence. Legal documents include surveys and surveyors' reports, deeds and indentures, and court records dealing with land disputes. Most of the deeds, indentures, and surveys in the collection are copies made in the 1870s-1890s, but there are also a few original materials dating from 1791-1869. Some family histories may be traced through the deeds and other court documents, including that of Samuel C. Young, the McGuire Family, and Baronness Caroline Von Roques of France. There are also a few miscellaneous documents relating to businesses owned by the land company, including the Three Forks City Company, St. Helen's Land, Coal and Iron Company of Frankfort, and the Kentucky Industrial Consolidation Company of Clay City. 
         
         
             Arrangement 
             Organized into the following series: Correspondence (1811-1935, undated), Financial Papers (1864-1934, undated), Business and Legal Papers, Maps, Miscellaneous, and Oversize Materials. 
         
         
             Kentucky Industrial Consolidation Company (Clay City) 
             Kentucky Union Land Company. 
             Kentucky Union Railway. 
             Lexington and Eastern Railway Company. 
             Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company. 
             McGuire family. 
             McGuire, James. 
             Sewell, George W., 1841- 
             St. Helen's Land, Coal, and Iron Company (Frankfort, Ky.) 
             Three Forks City Company (Ky.) 
             Von Roques, Caroline, Baroness. 
             Kentucky--Genealogy. 
             Kentucky--History. 
             Land companies--Kentucky. 
             Land tenure--Kentucky. 
             Maps 
             Railroad land grants. 
             Railroads--Kentucky--History. 
         
         
             
                 
                     CORRESPONDENCE 
                     I 
                     1811-1935, undated 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     Letters mostly concern land purchases. Arranged chronologically by date. 
                 
                 
                     
                         February 18, 1811-December 20, 1888 
                         1 
                         1 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         April 17, 1889-September 24, 1889 
                         1 
                         2 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         January 9, 1890-July 18, 1893 
                         1 
                         3 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         July 31, 1895-November 8, 1899 
                         1 
                         4 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         January 13, 1900-September 22, 1902 
                         1 
                         5 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         February 7, 1905-November 29, 1935 
                         1 
                         6 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         undated 
                         1 
                         7 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     FINANCIAL PAPERS 
                     II 
                     1864-1934, undated 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     Included are stock certificates, cancelled checks, bills, receipts, expense reports, agreements, memorandum, and some correspondence. Arranged chronologically by date. 
                 
                 
                     
                         1860s-1870s 
                         2 
                         1 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         1880s 
                         2 
                         2 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         1890-1897 
                         2 
                         3 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         1898-1899 
                         2 
                         4 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         1900s 
                         2 
                         5 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         undated 
                         2 
                         6 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cancelled checks, 1869-1934 
                         2 
                         7 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Stock certificates, Kentucky Industrial Consolidation Company, December 1, 1890 
                         2 
                         8 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Other Cases 
                     ii 
                 
                 
                     
                         Brun d' Aubignose, et al. vs. De Redern, et al. 
                         3 
                         6 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Lewellen Bush and heirs [Please note that Lewellen Bush is also referred to as Loualen Bush in other parts of this collection.] 
                         3 
                         7 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Geo T. Cotton vs. Nathan Noble, et al. 
                         3 
                         8 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Frank Hieronymous vs. George Calmes 
                         3 
                         9 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Patsy Hoskins, et al. 
                         3 
                         10 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Claims involving the Kentucky Union Land Company 
                         3 
                         11 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Socrates Kincaid, et al. vs. William Gray, et al. 
                         3 
                         12 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         George W. McCormick vs. E.C. Strong 
                         3 
                         13 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Claims involving the McGuire family 
                         3 
                         14 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bela McHughes vs. William Rice, et al. 
                         3 
                         15 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Thomas Mendenhall, et al. vs. Abraham Fowler 
                         4 
                         1 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         F.B. Quisenberry vs. J.D. Spencer 
                         4 
                         2 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Thomas L. Sewell, et al. vs. Dictator Cannel Coal Co. 
                         4 
                         3 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Samuel Smith vs. William McGuire 
                         4 
                         4 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         James Snowden vs. James McGuire 
                         4 
                         5 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Taylor, et al. vs. Nathan Noble, et al. 
                         4 
                         6 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Trabue vs. Samuel Smith 
                         4 
                         7 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Trumble vs. Spencer, Prior, Buchanon 
                         4 
                         8 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Von Roques vs. Armstrong, et al. 
                         4 
                         9 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Miscellaneous 
                         4 
                         10 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     BUSINESS AND LEGAL PAPERS 
                     III 
                 
                 
                     
                         COURT CASES 
                         i 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Materials include agreements, judgments, rights of way, powers of attorney, deeds, surveys, and other legal papers. Papers relating to specific families and tracts of land have been kept together as much as possible. 
                     
                     
                         
                             Pre-existing Files 
                             i 
                         
                         
                             Scope and Contents note 
                             These files were created by the Kentucky Union Land Company and pertain to cases regarding specific tracts of land. The files have been left in the order prescribed by a list provided for each file. These files are incomplete and researchers should be aware that other papers relating to these tracts of land may be found elsewhere within the collection. 
                         
                         
                             
                                 William Cockrill lands 
                                 3 
                                 1 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 David Ross and James Currie lands 
                                 3 
                                 2 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 J.M. Thomas lands 
                                 3 
                                 3 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 St. Helen's Land, Coal, and Iron Company lands (part 1) 
                                 3 
                                 4 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 St. Helen's Land, Coal, and Iron Company lands (part 2) 
                                 3 
                                 5 
                             
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         DEEDS, circa 1791-1893 
                         ii 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Deeds concern lands in the following Kentucky counties: Owsley, Bourbon, Lincoln, Estill, Powell, Clay, Montgomery, Breathitt, Woodford, Clark, Madison, Morgan, Mason, and Lee; as well as the Virginia (now West Virginia) counties of Kenhawa (now Kanawha), Monroe, Harrison, and Fayette. There are also some indentures, powers of attorney, and surveys included with the deeds. Land records detail the names and relationships of sellers and purchasers, a description and location of the real estate and/or personal property in question, the selling price, and sale and filing dates. Often provided are the names and relationships of prior owners, ancestors, and neighbors. Arranged alphabetically by grantor's last name; chronologically by date thereunder. 
                     
                     
                         
                             A 
                             5 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             B 
                             5 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             C 
                             5 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             D 
                             5 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             E 
                             5 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             F 
                             5 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             G 
                             5 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             H 
                             5 
                             8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             J 
                             5 
                             9 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             K 
                             5 
                             10 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             L 
                             5 
                             11 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             McGuire family 
                             5 
                             12 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             M 
                             6 
                             1 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             N 
                             6 
                             2 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             P 
                             6 
                             3 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             R 
                             6 
                             4 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Sh-St 
                             6 
                             5 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Su-Sw 
                             6 
                             6 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             T 
                             6 
                             7 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             W 
                             6 
                             8 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         LAND SURVEYS 
                         iii 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         Surveys are often accompanied by field notes and maps. 
                     
                     
                         
                             Pre-existing Files 
                             i 
                         
                         
                             Scope and Contents note 
                             These files include copies of surveys of lands in Fayette and Madison counties made between 1783 and 1798. 
                         
                         
                             Conditions Governing Access note 
                             Folders 1-4 are photocopies provided for patron use. Folders 5-8 contain the original materials and should not be used due to their fragile condition. 
                         
                         
                             
                                 Files for Patron Use 
                                 i 
                             
                             
                                 
                                     Fayette County, Nos. 1-34 (1783-1784) 
                                     7 
                                     1 
                                 
                             
                             
                                 
                                     Fayette County, Nos. 35-59 (1784) 
                                     7 
                                     2 
                                 
                             
                             
                                 
                                     Madison County, Nos. 7-9, 32-67 (1788-1797) 
                                     7 
                                     3 
                                 
                             
                             
                                 
                                     Madison County, Nos. 68-98 (1798) 
                                     7 
                                     4 
                                 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Restricted Files 
                                 ii 
                             
                             
                                 
                                     Fayette County, Nos. 1-34 (1783-1784) 
                                     7 
                                     5 
                                 
                             
                             
                                 
                                     Fayette County, Nos. 35-59 (1784) 
                                     7 
                                     6 
                                 
                             
                             
                                 
                                     Madison County, Nos. 7-9, 32-67 (1788-1797) 
                                     7 
                                     7 
                                 
                             
                             
                                 
                                     Madison County, Nos. 68-98 (1798) 
                                     7 
                                     8 
                                 
                             
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Field Note Booklets 
                             ii 
                         
                         
                             Scope and Contents note 
                             These field notes mostly pertain to land owned by the St. Helen's Land, Coal, and Iron Company. 
                         
                         
                             
                                 Chronological table of St. Helen's; unlabeled St. Helen's notebook 
                                 8 
                                 1 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Report on St. Helen's lands (4 notebooks) 
                                 8 
                                 2 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 St. Helen's surveys, ink copy books 2-8 
                                 8 
                                 3 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 St. Helen's lands, field notebooks 1-2 
                                 8 
                                 4 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 St. Helen's lands, field notebooks 3-4 
                                 8 
                                 5 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 St. Helen's lands, memorandum nos. 1-2 
                                 8 
                                 6 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 R.M. Jones notes on St. Helen's lands 
                                 8 
                                 7 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 James M. Bourne's notebooks on St. Helen's lands and Cane Creek 
                                 8 
                                 8 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Thomas L. Sewell lands 
                                 8 
                                 9 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Field notes of Lovell and Garrett lands in Wolfe County, Kentucky, W.A. Ward, Surveyor 
                                 8 
                                 10 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Notes of Four Mile Circle, Books No. 1-2, March 25-June 18, 1890 
                                 8 
                                 11 
                             
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Other Surveys, 1880s-1890s 
                             iii 
                         
                         
                             Scope and Contents note 
                             Arranged alphabetically by name of tract. 
                         
                         
                             
                                 Adams and Crow 
                                 9 
                                 1 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 W.S. Allen 
                                 9 
                                 2 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Anderson and Chenault 
                                 9 
                                 3 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 James Barnett (and heirs) 
                                 9 
                                 4 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 George A. Begley 
                                 9 
                                 5 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Bush and Ponder 
                                 9 
                                 6 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 John Carnan 
                                 9 
                                 7 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Thomas Carter 
                                 9 
                                 8 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Thomas Hart 
                                 9 
                                 9 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 R.M. Jones Surveyor's Reports 
                                 9 
                                 10 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 McGuire and Cochran 
                                 9 
                                 11 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 John Marr (and heirs) 
                                 9 
                                 12 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Mill branch and farm 
                                 9 
                                 13 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 J.M. Oliver's field notes (location unknown) 
                                 9 
                                 14 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 David Ross and James Currie 
                                 9 
                                 15 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 William M. Smith 
                                 9 
                                 16 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Isham Stamper 
                                 9 
                                 17 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 Richard Thompson 
                                 9