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Daniel Carey Stover collection

 Collection — Folder: S1258
Identifier: S1258

Scope and Contents

The ledger book in this collection lists names of men and the amount of stock they owned. Perhaps, this was stock in the grain warehouse business of Daniel Stover and James Harney. On page 15 is Daniel's name with 1860 and 1861 dates followed by men's names and numbers. The entries are in ink and easy to read. The last page has "Records of Deeds." About half the back pages have been torn out.

There are three pieces of paper in D.C. Stover's handwriting. The first paper is an oath in ink, dated June 14, 1869, attesting to personal knowledge of the signers of a petition. These petitioners, amounting to more than 100, lived in Montgomery County. James George, a Justice of the Peace, signed below Mr. Stover's signature. In the following month, Mr. Stover wrote an application in ink, dated July 3, 1869, petitioning the Board of Commissioners of Montgomery County for money to pay for five and one half miles of intersecting railroad for the Raccoon Valley Railroad Company. The third paper, written in pencil on August 28, 1881, from San Francisco, California, ends a company of which D. C. Stover was secretary and Samuel Purdy was president. The company was located in the Hans Peak Mining district, Grant County, Colorado.

The last item in this collection is a newspaper article from the Ladoga Leader dated July 5, 1934, telling the history of the Daniel Stover family coming from Virginia to Indiana in the early days of the state.


  • 1860-1934


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

Daniel Carey Stover was born November 18, 1822 in Botetourt County (now Roanoke County), Virginia. In 1831, his parents were frightened by the Nat Turner insurrection and left Virginia on September 5, 1832, going to Ladoga, Indiana. In 1841, Daniel went to Wabash College. He studied law in the office of Governor Lucas. In 1844, he was admitted to practice in federal court under Judge Joseph Williams. He attended law school at Indiana University, and delivered the oration on Commencement Day in 1847. He practiced law in Crawfordsville. In 1851, he was elected to the Indiana legislature and was on the committee which revised the Indiana Constitution. In 1855, Daniel and James Harney bought the Ladoga warehouse and had a business of storing grain. He married Mahala Thomas. Their children were: Eliza, Urban, and Anna. He died March 30, 1901, and is buried in the Ladoga Cemetery, Montgomery County, Indiana.


0.01 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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/3/2 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Daniel Carey Stover collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.