Enoch Smith Wilson papers, 1840-1940, 1840-1877 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Enoch Smith Wilson papers, 1840-1940, 1840-1877 (bulk dates)
Creator
Wilson, Enoch Smith.
Extent
1 Reel of microfilm (3 ft.)
Subjects
Wilson, Enoch Smith.
Wilson, Harvey Thomas.
Bryant, Joseph H.
Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863.
Dedman, James.
Bryant family--Genealogy.
Dedman family--Genealogy.
Smith family--Genealogy.
Wilson family--Genealogy.
Clark Expedition.
Genealogy.
Family--Kentucky--19th century.
Cattle--Missouri.
Cattle--India.
Cattle--Registers.
Family--Kentucky--19th century.
Social history--19th century.
Bourbon County (Ky.)--History.
Jessamine County--History.
Kenton County (Ky.)--History.
Certificates.
Clippings.
Genealogies
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Smith and Wilson families were among the early settlers in Bourbon and Montgomery Counties. The Wilson ancestry is traced to Henry Wilson who came from Scotland and accompanied the Clark Expedition to Ohio. Ancestors of Enoch Wilson's wife were the Dedman and Bryant families who settled in Fayette and Jessamine counties.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of letters to Enoch Smith Wilson as well as papers relating to the Smith, Wilson, Dedman and Bryant families of Kentucky. Most of the letters deal with cattle sales, speculation in mules, particularly from West Indian trade and profits to be made in Missouri cattle and land. A few family letters are included and some notes and clippings on the Smith-Wilson and the James Dedman family (Wilson's wife). Both families were prominent in the settlement of central Kentucky and Kenton County. There is also a certificate from Governor J. J. Crittenden appointing James Dedman (Enoch Smith Wilson's father-in-law) as sheriff of Kenton County.

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