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Jacob Scogin papers

 Collection — Folder: S1153
Identifier: S1153

Scope and Contents

This collection includes various documents and receipts from Jacob B. Scogin, in Lawrenceburgh, Indiana, ranging from 1835 to 1842, regarding business and finances for a boarding house as well as life in early Indiana. Included among items are memorandum books, miscellaneous accounting notes, and boarding receipts.


  • 1835-1842


Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply. Contact the repository for more information.

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

Jacob Scogin, born September 5, 1811, was the oldest son of Elisha (1789-1821) and Ruth (Blasdel) Scogin, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Records indicate that in 1834, Jacob Scogin filed a Petition of Partition of Property against the heirs of his father, Elisha Scogin, to allow for the sale of their father’s property to share proceeds among heirs. The court appointed Jonathan Blasdel, brother of Ruth (Blasdel) Scogin and brother-in-law to Jacob Scogin, as guardian of Elisha Scogin’s minor children, Levi and Elisha Scogin. Jacob Scogin died in February, 1838, and is buried next to his father, Elisha Scogin, in the Elizabethtown Cemetery, Ohio.


Items in the collection.

Gilson, Tom, and Rose Hill. "Identifying the Parents and Ancestors of Elisha S. Gibson, 1832-1909," compiled 2010. Accessed June 23, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen B. Lindsey.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/06/23 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/23 by Linda Gellert.
Jacob Scogin papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.