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William Deputy collection

 Collection — Folder: S0356
Identifier: S0356

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed copies of reminiscences from William Deputy (1879-1885), genealogical information about the Deputy family from Morenci Robertson Wells (1939), and a history of Jennings County by Alice Bundy (1936) in Indiana, ranging from 1879 to 1939 regarding the Deputy family, Jennings County, and life in early Indiana.


  • 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

Sylvester Deputy left Wales about 1658 and came to Delaware, where he died about 1700. His descendant, Solomon Deputy and wife Sally had six children, including William Deputy, born on September 5, 1807 in western Virginia, and Joshua, on June 4, 1811 in what is now Jennings County, Indiana. In 1810, the family left Virginia for Indiana and settled in a cabin in Coffee Creek Valley. Solomon Deputy died on July 10, 1816.

On November 15, 1827, William Deputy married and set up housekeeping in a cabin he built. During the U.S. Civil War, he joined the Home Guards, serving as a guard for the Confederate prisoners at Camp Morton in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Items in the collection.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject and chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Indiana Historical Society Library on 1940/01/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014 February by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2014 February by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/05/02 by Brittany Kropf.
William Deputy collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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