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Mary Aborn Papers
L1, OB3 folder 26
1815-1907
2 mss boxes, 1 oversized folder
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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, February 2005

Biographical Note:

Mary Aborn was born in Indiana in 1835.  She was married to physician, Dr. Orin Aborn (1826-1885) and was a writer of Warren County, IN history.  After the death of her husband, she moved to Franklin County, Arkansas, where she died in 1927.

Sources:  1900, 1910 and 1920 federal census 

Scope and Content Note:

The largest part of the collection consists of papers of Ebenezer F. Lucas (1807-1871), a businessman in Williamsport and State Line City, Warren County; clerk, Warren County Circuit Court (1838); Warren County treasurer (1842); engineer ad superintendent, Wabash and Erie Canal (1842-1846); assistant marshal to aid in taking the 8th U.S. Census (1860).  Lucas’s papers include his correspondence regarding the operation of the Wabash and Erie Canal; correspondence, surveys, and legal documents relating to his business and land interests in Warren County; and papers relating to the 1860 census.  The collection also includes Aborn’s correspondence and writings in relation to early Warren County history and the removal of Indians from Indiana; two scrapbooks of clippings on Warren County history from the 1880s, pasted in on Dr. Aborn’s account books from the 1850s and 1870s; and records of the treasurer for school district #1 in [Warren County] (1834).

Correspondents include Henry W. Ellsworth, Elisha English, Allen Hamilton, Edward A. Hannegan, Joseph E. McDonald, Daniel Mace, David Turpie, James Whitcomb and William Wesley Woolen. 

Collection B82 consists of an oversized folder, containing several land grants.  Recipients of these grants were Abigail Stufflebeam, John Stufflebeam, Michael Stufflebeam and David Glenn.  All were signed for President Andrew Jackson by his secretary.

Box and Folder Listing or Item Listing:

Box 1.

Folder  
 
1. Mary Aborn’s notes for her “History of Warren County,” n.d. 
2. Draft copy “History of Warren County,” n.d. (1 of 2) 
3. Draft copy “History of Warren County,” n.d. (2 of 2) 
4. “History of Warren County,” n.d. 
5. Correspondence, 1815-1839 
6. Correspondence, 1840-1843 
7. Correspondence, 1844 
8. Correspondence, 1845 
9. Correspondence, 1846-1849 

Box 2.

Folder  
 
1. Correspondence, 1850-1907 
2. Lucas Correspondence, 1844 
3. Letters to Mrs. Aborn, 1871-1907 
4. School papers, 1840-1841 
5. Miscellaneous, n.d. 
6. Scrapbook 
7. Scrapbook 

OB3

Folder 26. Land Grants.

2 Nov. 1829  John Stufflebeam land grant 
1 Nov. 1830  Michael Stufflebeam land grant 
1 Nov. 1830 Michael Stufflebeam land grant 
3 Jan. 1831 Abigail Stufflebeam land grant 
6 June 1832 John Stufflebeam land grant 
10 Sept. 1835 David Glenn land grant 

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:     2 mss boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Dates:  1815-1907
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

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.