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Samuel Fulton Covington papers

 Collection — Folder: S301
Identifier: S0301

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typewritten pages and photocopied, typed pages from Samuel Fulton Covington and others in Indianapolis, Indiana around 1858 regarding family life and early education in Rising Sun, Indiana.


  • 1858

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Samuel Fulton Covington was born in 1822 in Rising Sun, Indiana to Robert and Mary Covington. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from 1837-1838 but did not complete his studies, due to dropping out to support his widowed mother. He married Mary Hamilton on April 2, 1843. They had five children and lived in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1860. He worked as an insurance agent and was made Secretary of the Globe Insurance Company in Ohio in 1865, then became president of the firm in 1874. They lived in Cincinnati, Ohio by 1870 and Columbia, Ohio by 1880. He died December 26, 1889 of chronic bronchitis and is buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Information found within the collection.

"Covington, S.F.". Spring Grove Cemetery. Retrieved 2014/09/29.

"Covington, Sam E." 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/29.

"Covington, Sam F." 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/29.

"Covington, Samuel F." 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/29.

Samuel Fulton Covington collection: Family papers. Retrieved 2014/09/29.


0.015 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from John Covington Williams.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections of the Miami University Libraries, Oxford, Ohio.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/09/29 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/09/29 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.