Samuel Haycraft diaries, 1851-1876

Descriptive Summary

Title
Samuel Haycraft diaries, 1851-1876
Creator
Haycraft, Samuel, 1795-1878.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm.
Subjects
Haycraft, Samuel, 1795-1878.
Haycraft, Samuel, 1795-1878--Family.
Haycraft, Samuel, 1795-1878--Death and burial.
Tobacco habit.
Legislators--Kentucky.
Clippings.
Diaries
Arrangement
Arranged roughly chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Clerk of court, Lawyer, State Senator. Samuel Haycraft of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. was appointed clerk of both circuit and county courts in 1816. He held that position until 1851, when he began the practice of law in Elizabethtown, Ky. In 1855, he was elected as clerk of the circuit court and served until he became a state senator from 1858 until 1862. In 1862, he was again elected as clerk of the circuit court, and so continued until his retirement in 1868.
Scope and Content
Samuel Haycraft's diaries, dated 1849-1880, note births, marriages, and deaths of family, friends, and other members of the community. It also contains a record of his Biblical readings and a lifelong struggle against tobacco. News clippings by and about Haycraft are inserted. After his death, remarks honoring his memory were added by one of his children.

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