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Jehiel W. Goltry letter

 Collection — Folder: S0523
Identifier: S0523

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of a letter from Jehiel W. Goltry in Jennings County, Indiana from December 10, 1840 describing pioneer life in Jennings County.


  • 1840/12/10


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

Jehiel (also Jeheil) Weasner Goltry was born June 4, 1809 in New York. He moved to Jennings County, Indiana and bought 95 1/2 acres of land that consisted of a creek and different kinds of timber. Goltry moved his family to the unsettled land of Jennings County. He married Mariah (Maria) Smith and the couple had five children. Jehiel Goltry died on July 11, 1850 and Mariah Goltry died on August 28. 1855. The couple is buried in the Sixmile Cemetery in Jennings County.


Item from the collection. "Jehiel Goltry." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 19, 2013. "Jeheil Weasner Goltry." Find a Grave Memorial Accessed April 19, 2013.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. K.K. Spooner on 1972/08/22.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/04 by Erica Sgroi. EAD finding aid created 2017/01/18 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2022/03/04 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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