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Daniel Yandes indentures

 Collection — Folder: S1924
Identifier: S1924

Scope and Contents

This collection includes official copies of two indentures certified and signed on February 22, 1918 by William J. Cain, recorder of Fayette County, Indiana, for land purchased by Daniel Yandes. The first indenture was originally dated September 11, 1819 and conveyed ownership of 50 acres from Asa Heaton to Yandes for two hundred dollars. The second indenture, originally dated February 11, 1820, transferred ownership of lot 49 in the town of Connersville from Benjamin and Margaret Salor to Yandes for the purchase price of three hundred and twenty dollars.


  • 1918


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 Yandes was an early pioneer of Indiana. Born January 28, 1893 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, he was the younger son of Simon and Anna Catherine (Rider) Yandes. During the War of 1812 he served six months in Northern Ohio under General William Henry Harrison. He married Anna Wilson (1795-1851) on February 18, 1815 and together they had eleven children, with six living to adulthood. The Yandes moved to Fayette County, Indiana in 1818 and then moved to Indianapolis in 1821. Yandes served as the Marion County Treasurer and in 1823 established the first tannery in the county with John Wilkins, a partnership that lasted for over 30 years. He also built the first sawmill in the county and built grist mills, paper mills, and cotton mills. He resided in Indianapolis for the rest of his life, passing away there at the age of 86 on June 10, 1878.


Robinson, Annabelle, Mary Yandes Robinson, and Josephine Robinson. Daniel Yandes and His Family: Pioneers from Pennsylvania to Indiana, 1818. Crawfordsville, IN: R.E. Banta, 1936.


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 from May Robinson.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S1479: Yandes family papers

OB020: Daniel Yandes land grant

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2020/09/10 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

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