Trabue family papers

Abstract

The Trabue family papers (dated 1770-1893, 1953; 2.25 cubic feet, 5 boxes) comprise deeds, promissory notes, fragments of court cases, land grants, surveys, correspondence, and financial records of the Trabue family of Virginia and Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Trabue family papers
Date
1770-1893, 1953 (inclusive)
Extent
2.52 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Deeds.
Gold mines and mining -- California.
Huguenots.
Land settlement -- Kentucky.
Land settlement -- Virginia.
Land use surveys.
Law reports, digests, etc. -- United States.
Migration, Internal -- Kentucky.
Pioneers -- Kentucky.
Real estate development -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically and by format.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig. Revised by Ida Lucille Mangum, August 2020
Preferred Citation
51m2 : [Identification of item], Trabue family papers, 1770-1893, 1953, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Trabue family, of Huguenot heritage, originally settled in Charlotte, Amelia, and Prince Edward Counties, Virginia, but many of them migrated to Woodford, Bourbon, Franklin and Adair counties in Kentucky toward the end of the eighteenth century. Some family members later migrated to Missouri.
Scope and Content
The Trabue family papers (dated 1770-1893, 1953; 2.25 cubic feet, 5 boxes) comprise deeds, promissory notes, fragments of court cases, land grants, surveys, correspondence, and financial records of the Trabue family of Virginia and Kentucky. Although the bulk of the material is concerned with land acquisitions and land disputes in the latter part of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century, some later material is present. This includes letters from William Henry Cosby, great grandson of John James Trabue, of Bethany, Missouri, who went West to seek gold in the 1850s. His letters offer a detailed picture of the trip west and of the time he spent in California. Also included is a receipt from Daniel Boone.

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

1770-1779

  • Box 1, folder 1
  • Box 6, folder 1
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1780-1783

  • Box 1, folder 2
  • Box 6, folder 2
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1784-1789

  • Box 1, folder 3
  • Box 6, folder 3
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1790-1792

  • Box 1, folder 4
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1793-1794

  • Box 1, folder 5
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1795-1799

  • Box 1, folder 6
  • Box 6, folder 4
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1800-1804

  • Box 1, folder 7
  • Box 6, folder 5
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1805-1807

  • Box 1, folder 8
  • Box 6, folder 6
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1808-1809

  • Box 1, folder 9
  • Box 6, folder 7
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1810-1811

  • Box 2, folder 1
  • Box 6, folder 8
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1812-1813

  • Box 2, folder 2
  • Box 6, folder 9
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1814

  • Box 2, folder 3
  • Box 6, folder 10
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1815

  • Box 2, folder 4
  • Box 6, folder 11
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1816

  • Box 2, folder 5
  • Box 6, folder 12
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1817

  • Box 2, folder 6
  • Box 6, folder 13
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1818

  • Box 2, folder 7
  • Box 6, folder 14
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1819

  • Box 2, folder 8
  • Box 6, folder 15
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1820

  • Box 2, folder 9
  • Box 6, folder 16
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1821

  • Box 3, folder 1
  • Box 6, folder 17
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1822

  • Box 3, folder 2
  • Box 6, folder 18
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1823

  • Box 3, folder 3
  • Box 6, folder 19
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1824

  • Box 3, folder 4
  • Box 6, folder 20
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1825

  • Box 3, folder 5
  • Box 6, folder 21
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1826

  • Box 3, folder 6
  • Box 6, folder 22
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1827

  • Box 3, folder 7
  • Box 6, folder 23
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1828

  • Box 3, folder 8
  • Box 6, folder 24
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1829

  • Box 3, folder 9
  • Box 6, folder 25
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1830-1832

  • Box 4, folder 1
  • Box 6, folder 26
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1833

  • Box 4, folder 2
  • Box 6, folder 27
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1834

  • Box 4, folder 3
  • Box 6, folder 28
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1835-1836

  • Box 4, folder 4
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1837

  • Box 4, folder 5
  • Box 6, folder 29
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1838

  • Box 4, folder 6
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1839

  • Box 6, folder 30
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1840-1841

  • Box 4, folder 7
  • Box 6, folder 31
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1842-1844

  • Box 4, folder 8
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1845-1849

  • Box 4, folder 9
  • Box 6, folder 32
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1850-1859

  • Box 4, folder 10
  • Box 6, folder 33
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1860-1867

  • Box 4, folder 11
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1870-1879

  • Box 4, folder 12
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1880-1889

  • Box 4, folder 13
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1891, 1893

  • Box 4, folder 14
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undated

  • Box 6, folder 34
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House article by Gene Maner, Lexington Leader, 1953 November 28

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Land surveys, undated

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Miscellaneous, undated

  • Box 5, folder 3-8
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Fragments, undated

  • Box 5, folder 9-11
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Newpaper clippings, 1851, 1891, undated

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Willard Cosby letters, 1846-1854, undated

  • Box 5, folder 13
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