Kentucky Circuit Court (Pike County) records

Abstract

The Kentucky Circuit Court (Pike County) records (dated 1860-1867; 5 reels; 735 cases) contains microfilmed copies of records filed in Pike County Circuit Court from August 22, 1860 to November 25, 1867.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky Circuit Court (Pike County) records
Date
1860-1867 (inclusive)
Extent
5 Reels
Subjects
Summons.
Petitions.
Court records -- Kentucky -- Pike County.
Hatfield-McCoy Feud.
Arrangement
Organized: Reel 1 (1860-1865); Reel 2 (1865-1866); Reel 3 (1866-1867); Reel 4 (1867); Reel 5 (1865). Arranged numerically by case number.
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Preferred Citation
M-29 : [identification of item], Kentucky Circuit Court (Pike County) records, 1860-1867, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The Kentucky Circuit Court (Pike County) records (dated 1860-1867; 5 reels; 735 cases) contains microfilmed copies of records filed in Pike County Circuit Court from August 22, 1860 to November 25, 1867. The materials, generally petitions, summonses, and other court documents, include papers concerning disputes between the Hatfields and McCoys in the 1860s which some historians believe may have contributed to the outbreak of their famous feud more than a decade later. Other cases represented in the records include several tied to the divided feelings brought about by the Civil War, such as questioning the confiscation of property by one side or the other. Contains numbers 1889 through 2625, though the file is not complete.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Number 1889-2106, 1860 August 22-1865 November 7

  • Reel 1
Scope and Contents

See reels 4-5 for record number 2018.

To top

Number 2111-2306, 1865 November 8-1866 June 5

  • Reel 2
Scope and Contents

Record number 2301 is the last item on reel.

To top

Number 2310-2456, 1866 June 6-1867 January 7

Numbers 2456-2625 and 2018, 1865 April 18, 1867 January 7-November 25

  • Reel 4
Scope and Contents

Record number 2018 is the last item on the reel.

To top

Number 2018, 1865 April 18

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