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Library > Collections > Rare Books & Manuscripts > Finding Aid Index > Bath Count, Kentucky to Montgomery County, Indiana Bath Count, Kentucky to Montgomery County, Indiana

Bath County, Kentucky to Montgomery County, Indiana
1 Folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by:  Amy C. Belcher, September 2003

Biographical Note:

In this collection there are many land deeds being transacted between many different people.  In 1847, David McCafferty sold Jesse Mcalister land in Montgomery County, Indiana.  Little is known about either of these men, but it is believed that Mcalister was from Kentucky, around the Bath County region.  The next earliest deeds are those of Benjamin and George Knox, both of Bath County, Kentucky.  These transactions occurred in Kentucky in the 1850s.  In early 1870s, Edward P. Rutledge and his wife Elvira transacted with Jesse Riggins a sale of land in Montgomery and Boone counties.  Both of these families also have ties to Kentucky, especially Elvira Rutledge, whose family spent time in Bath County, Kentucky before she was born.  Minerva Riggins, Jesse’s wife, also had ties to Kentucky through her family.  A deed overseen by Jesse Riggins was completed in 1880 between the Powell families in Montgomery County.  The Powell family’s connection to Kentucky or lack thereof is unknown.  The final deed in the collection is that of Jesse and Minerva Riggins selling land to Henry H. Knox and his sisters in Montgomery County, Indiana.  The Knox family has ties to Kentucky as well, as they were all born there, however, the actual county of birth is unknown.  The last document, a burial plot purchase slip is included for a Samuel Knox.  Samuel Knox was born in Kentucky, although the county and township are unknown.  

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists mostly of deeds of sale.  Many of these deeds are for land in Montgomery County, Indiana.  One deed refers to land in Montgomery and Boone Counties in Indiana.  Two of the deeds refer to land being sold to Knox family members in Bath County, Kentucky.  Also, in the collection, is a personal letter belonging to one of the deed purchasers, J. Mcalister.  There are two documents referring to land survey in connection with some of these purchased lands as well.  Finally, there is a document showing the purchase of a burial lot from the Shannondale Cemetery Association by Samuel Knox in 1911.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Item Listing:

1839, May 13 George Knox Survey of 4½ Acres plus 6 poles
1844, Sept. 11 Letter to Jassey(?) B. Mcalister, Montgomery County, Indiana
1847, June 28 Deed of sale: David McCafferty to Jassey B. Mcalister, Montgomery County, Indiana
1851, October 22 Deed of sale:  Fielding and Margaret Templeman to Benjamin F. Knox, Bath County, Kentucky
1850[?], April 27 Calculated Land regarding purchase by B. F. Knox of F. Templeman

1851, October 19 Deed of sale:  George Knox to B. F. Knox, Bath County, Kentucky

1873, August 16 Deed of sale:  Edward P. and Elvira Rutledge to Jesse Riggins, Boone and Montgomery Counties, Indiana Deed of sale:  Thomas M. and Harriet Powell to Newton Powell, Montgomery County, Indiana
1880, May 31 Deed of sale:  Jesse and Minerva Riggins to Henry H. Knox and sisters Mary M. and Nancy E. Knox, Montgomery County, Indiana, change authorization attached
1880, May 31 Deed of sale:  Jesse and Minerva Riggins to Henry H. Knox and sisters Mary M. and Nancy E. Knox, Montgomery County, Indiana
1911, March 25 Burial Lot Receipt:  Samuel Knox, Shannondale Cemetery Association, Montgomery County, Indiana 

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1839-1911
Provenance: Unknown
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None