Trabue family papers, 1700-1899

Descriptive Summary

Title
Trabue family papers, 1700-1899
Creator
Trabue family.
Extent
2019 Pieces.
Subjects
Trabue family.
Cosby, William Henry, fl. 1850.
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820.
Land settlement--Virginia.
Land settlement--Kentucky.
Surveys--Kentucky.
Real estate development--Kentucky.
Gold mines and mining--California.
Pioneers--Kentucky.
Migration, Internal--Kentucky.
Huguenots.
Charlotte County (Va.).
Amelia County (Va.).
Prince Edward County (Va.).
Woodford County (Ky.).
Bourbon County (Ky.).
Franklin County (Ky.).
Adair County (Ky.).
Bethany (Mo.).
Virginia.
California--History.
West (U.S.)--Description and travel.
Bills (financial).
Correspondence
Court cases.
Deeds.
Genealogies.
Receipts.
Notes (financial)
Surveys (land)
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 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 later migrated to Missouri.
Scope and Content
The material is comprised of legal documents including deeds, promissory notes, fragments of court cases, land grants and surveys, correspondence and financial records, among which are bills, receipts, and fragments of an accounts ledger of the Trabue family. 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 1850's. 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.

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