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Eliphalet Eggleston papers

 Collection — Folder: S408
Identifier: S0408

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopy of an autographed, signed document from Eliphalet Eggleston in Decatur County, Indiana ranging from 1823 to 1832 regarding final will and probate.


  • 1823-1832


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

Eliphalet Eggleston was born on March 23, 1774 in New York to John and Mary Eggleston. Having deep roots in New England, he was a descendant of Bygod Eggleston. Bygod had sailed on the William and Mary, part of the "Winthrop Fleet," and landed in Nantasket, Massachusetts on May 30, 1630. He served as an ensign in the militia in Washington County, New York in 1795. He was married to Amy [Anna] [Ama] Cornwall Eddy on August 18, 1796, in Fort Edward, New York. They were a pioneer family of Decatur County, Indiana, moving first to Dearborn County, then purchasing land in Decatur County in 1821. They had thirteen children, eight of whom survived infancy or early death. Eliphalet died on December 9, 1831 and is buried in the Eggleston Cemetery in Washington Township, Decatur County, Indiana. The cemetery has since been farmed over and obliterated.

Information found within the collection.

"Eggleston, Eliphalet". Gaunt Family: A short history of Eliphalet Eggleston and family. From family records and documents compiled by Via (Gault) Loucke. ISLG pf 929.2 G uncat #3. Print.

"Eggleston, Eliphalet". Obituary Records Online. Retrieved 2014/12/01.

"Eggleston, Eliphalet". The White Families: Part 1: First Hoosier Generations of White and Eggleston Families in Ohio and in Dearborn County, Indiana, 1630–1853. Retrieved 2014/12/01.

"Eggleston, Eliphalet". Part 2: Second and Third Hoosier Generations of White-Eggleston Family in Decatur County, Indiana, Indianapolis, and Places West, 1821–1947 Retrieved 2014/12/01.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/12/02 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/02 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.