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John Peter Paul Papers
2 folders

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, May 2007

Biographical Note:

John Peter Paul was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania November 12, 1758.  In 1778 he joined the George Rogers Clark expedition.  In 1794 he married Sarah Thomberry Grover in Danville, Kentucky.  He served as a colonel during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.  He moved to Indiana in 1808 settling near what is today Madison, Indiana.  He worked as a miller, businessman, farmer, surveyor, and publisher.  He established the first ferry from Madison, Indiana to Kentucky in 1811.  He was president of the Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Bank, clerk of Hardin County, Kentucky, Hamilton County, Ohio, and Jefferson County, Indiana.  He was a member of the Ohio Constitutional Convention in 1808 and an Ohio State Senator.  He was a member of the Indiana territorial legislature.  He served in the Indiana State Senate.  John Peter Paul died June 6, 1830 in Madison, Indiana.


Rebecca A. Shepherd ... [et al.], eds. A Biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly v. 2. Indianapolis : Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the correspondence of John Peter Paul and Paul’s survey book for his work on the Wabash and Erie Canal.

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

Folder 1. 

1811 Jan. 9 Paul, John Peter to Solomon Manwarning ALS
1811 Sept. 15 Paul, John Peter to Solomon Manwarning ALS
1812 Nov. 3 Pennington, Dennis to John Peter Paul ALS

Folder 2. 

1827  John Peter Paul’s survey and record book for work on the Wabash and Erie Canal

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 2 folders (4 items)
Collection Dates: 1811-1812
Provenance: R.E. Banta, July 25, 1933 and Georgia H. Binkley Mar. 11, 1921
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
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