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Carson family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0230

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters and other documents, including legal transactions, from various members of the Carson family in Indiana, Ohio, Iowa and Virginia ranging from 1825 to 1915, with some undated regarding family matters, Quaker meetings, and legal transactions.

Dates

  • 1825-1915, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Jacob Carson was born on June 23, 1772 in Surry County, North Carolina to Uriah and Mary Cook Carson. He married Martha Horton on April 2, 1794 in Stokes, North Carolina, with whom he had at least six children. They were received into fellowship at the Fall Creek Monthly Meeting, Indiana in 1843. He was a Quaker farmer in Highland County, Ohio and Decatur Township, Marion County, Indiana (1844-1854) and died April 10, 1854 and is buried in the West Newton/Easton Cemetery in Marion County.

Jacob's son, Uriah Carson, who was born in 1801 to Jacob and Martha, one of at least six children. He was a farmer in Marion County (circa 1829-1860). He married Phebe and had six children. They were received into fellowship at the Fall Creek Monthly Meeting, Indiana in 1828. He died in November 1860.

Information found within the collection.

"Carson, Jacob." 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/08. http://archives.ancestry.com

"Carson, Jacob." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/09/08. http://www.findagrave.com

"Carson, Jacob." U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940. Retrieved 2014/09/08. http://interactive.ancestrylibrary.com

"Carson, Uriah." U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940. Retrieved 2014/09/08. http://interactive.ancestrylibrary.com

Extent

0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/09/08 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/09/08 by Edythe Huffman.
Title
Carson family papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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