Halley family papers, 1740-1865, 1794 (bulk date)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Halley family papers, 1740-1865, 1794 (bulk date)
Creator
Halley family.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm (2 ft.; copies of 12 pieces)
Subjects
Halley family.
Halley, James M.
Halley, Henry Simpson, d. 1903.
Halley, Samuel H.
Kentucky--Genealogy.
Boonesborough (Ky.)--History.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical and sanitary affairs.
Photoprints.
Land grants
Arrangement
Organized: Land grants; Correspondence; Photographs. Arranged chronologically within each organizational unit.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Born in Fairfax County, Virginia, John Halley settled in Boonesborough, Ky. There he supposedly opened one of the first stores, planted one of the first orchards, and shipped tobacco to New Orleans. Samuel H. Halley, perhaps a nephew of John, lived in Madison County, Kentucky and moved to Scott County in the 1850's. His son, Henry Simpson Halley, settled in Scott County, Ky., after serving in the Confederate Army.
Scope and Content
This microfilm copy of the Halley family papers consists of family letters, land grants and photographs. The most interesting letters describe medical treatment and life during the Civil War. The family members who were correspondents include: Henry S., Samuel, and John Halley.

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