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Allan and Jacob Ketcham papers

 Collection
Identifier: L082

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters; tax receipts and legal documents; an account book including newspaper clippings; and a death notice from Ketcham family members and local government officials in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee ranging from 1818 to 1896 regarding family matters, taxes, business matters and miscellaneous.

Dates

  • 1818-1896

Creator

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 Ketcham was born in Tennessee in 1810. He married Rachel W. Heacock April 7, 1840 in Daviess County, Indiana. They had five children: Emily, Alfred, Hannah, Cyrus and Mary and and a grandson, Allen K., born in 1879. They lived in Madison, Indiana in 1850. He died before the census of 1880.

"Ketcham, Jacob". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/06/19. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Ketcham, Jacob". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2015/06/19. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

Biographical Note

Allan [Allen] Ketcham [Ketchem] [Ketchum] was born in November 17, 1879 in Indiana to Cyrus and Margaret Ketcham. He had three siblings; Alfaretta, May and Walter and was the grandson of Jacob and Rachel Ketcham. He married Harriet Kirkpatrick on June 12, 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana. They had a son, James Bennett who was born around 1919. Allen worked as an electrician at a power plant in Indiana in 1920, in Texas in 1930 and was widowed and retired by 1940.

"Bennett, James." 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/06/19. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Ketcham, Allan R.". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/06/19. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

Ketcham, Allen". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2015/06/19. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Ketchem, Allan". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/06/19. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Ketchum, Allan K.". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/06/19. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Ketchum, Allan". 1930 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/06/19. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

"Ketchum, Allan". U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Retrieved 2015/06/19. http://interactive.ancestrylibrary.com

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

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 2015/06/19 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/19 by Edythe Huffman.
Title
Allan and Jacob Ketcham papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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