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William H. Records papers

 Collection
Identifier: L131

Scope and Contents

This collection includes diaries from William H. Records in Rising Sun, Indiana and the United States ranging from 1862 to 1865 and 1904 regarding his military service with the 72nd Indiana Regiment during the U.S. Civil War and life as a farmer in Rising Sun. There are also photocopies of the more fragile diaries, as well as miscellaneous papers (1855-1864) and a manuscript by Records based on his Civil War diaries.

Dates

  • 1862-1865, 1904

Creator

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

William Henry Records was born on December 19, 1836 to Samuel and Lucinda M. (Cadwell) Records in Neville, Ohio. In 1860, he was working as a farmer in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. On August 4, 1862, Records was enrolled in Company I, 72nd Indiana Regiment of the Union army. He rose to the rank of corporal before mustering out on June 26, 1865. Records married Isabelle Pate (1841) on December 29, 1865 in Rising Sun, Indiana and they had 4 children: Fannie Aurena (1868-1953), Alice, Thomas Watterson (1875-1956), and Lula Lucinda (1880-1963). He continued to work as a farmer, then in Ohio County. Records died on May 9, 1906 and was buried in Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun.

Sources:

Ancestry.com. "Lula Records Jordan." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Lula Records Jordan." Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "William H. Records." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "William H. Records." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "William H. Records." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "William H. Records." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "William H. Records." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "William H. Records." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "William H. Records." Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "William H. Records." Web: Indiana, U.S., Civil War Soldier Database Index, 1861-1865. Accessed June 10, 2024. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.

Findagrave.com. "Lula Records Jordan." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed June 10, 2024. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46909756/lulu-jordan.

Findagrave.com. "William H. Records." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed June 10, 2024. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6412104/william-h-records.

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by format and chronologically.

Custodial History

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

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created 2015/05/15 by Alexandria Jones. Collection reprocessed 2024/06/10 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2024/06/10 by Brittany Kropf.
Title
William H. Records papers
Status
Under Revision
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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