Umstead Litigation, 1775-1827

Descriptive Summary

Title
Umstead Litigation, 1775-1827
Creator
Umstead, John
Extent
44 pieces
Subjects
Luttrell, John, d. ca. 1782.
Unstead, John.
Umstead, Susannah.
Tanner, John.
Transylvania Company.
Land titles--Law and legislation.
Pioneers--Kentucky.
Land settlement.
Deeds--Kentucky.
Estates (Law)--Kentucky.
Real property--Kentucky.
Actions and defenses.
Orange County (N.C.)
Kentucky.
North Carolina.
Bonds (financial instruments).
Deeds.
Indentures.
Land grants
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The collection includes legal and financial documents concerned with the settlement of an estate involving land in Kentucky acquired through the Transylvania Company. John Luttrell of Orange County, North Carolina, left most of his estate to his wife Susannah, who after Luttress' death, married John Umstead. The papers, involving the Umstead's land in Kentucky, which was disputed by John Tanner, include bonds, deeds, Transylvania Company land grants and parts of legal cases and supporting evidence, including wills, summons complaints and depositions.

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