Daniel B. Ridgely power of attorney

Abstract

The Daniel B. Ridgely power of attorney (dated 1835 April 3; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a power of attorney for Ridgely granting his mother, Susan Ridgely, legal power over his enslaved people.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Daniel B. Ridgely power of attorney
Date
1835 April 3
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Power of attorney.
Slavery -- Kentucky -- Jessamine County
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2021ms007: [identification of item], Daniel B. Ridgely power of attorney, 1835 April 3, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Daniel B. Ridgely (1813-1868) was an United States naval officer. Ridgely, born near Lexington Kentucky, was appointed midshipman in 1828 and eventually rose to the rank of commodore, serving in the Pacific and the Mediterranean. He participated in naval battles during the Mexican War and commanded several ships in the Union blockade of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Scope and Content
The Daniel B. Ridgely power of attorney (dated 1835 April 3; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a power of attorney for Ridgely granting his mother, Susan Ridgely, legal power over his enslaved people. The power of attorney executed in Jessamine County, Kentucky, lists the names of his enslaved people: Nathan, Dennis, a boy named Nathan, a girl named Ellen, a girl named Ann, and a boy named Richard.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Daniel B. Ridgely power of attorney, 1835 April 3

  • Box MS-49, folder 1
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