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Nimrod Grigsby papers

 Collection — Folder: S547
Identifier: S0547

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed copy from Florence P. Crawford in Greencastle, Indiana on 1826/11/09 regarding the indenture of William Grigsby.


  • 1826/09/11


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

Nimrod Grigsby, of Henderson County, Kentucky apprenticed his son William Alexander Grigsby (born in 1810 in Kentucky) to Burgess S. Moody on 09/11/1826. In the 1820 Census, there were 25 persons listed at Nimrod's address, including 7 free white persons, 1 male under 10, and 18 slaves. In 1830, there were 5 free white persons and 25 slaves. In 1840, there were 3 free white persons and 6 slaves. William Alexander and his wife, Priscilla, had four children, including Eliza A. Grigsby, who married Frank Crawford on October 6, 1868. They were the parents of Florence Crawford (born in 1875), the donor of the collection.

Information found within the collection.

"Crawford, Florence." 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/01/23.

"Crawford L.F." Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2015/01/23.

"Grigsby, Nimord [Nimrod]". 1830 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/01/21.

"Grigsby, Nimrod". 1820 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/01/21.

"Grigsby, Nimrod". 1840 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/01/21.

"Grigsby, Wm. A.". 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/01/23.


0.02 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 Florence P. Crawford on 1934/12/19.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/01/21 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/21 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.