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Patrick family collection

 Collection — Folder: S1955
Identifier: S1955

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy book used by several members of the Patrick family of Jennings County, Indiana and includes account entries made by Jeremiah Patrick regarding his duties as treasurer of district No. 4, Township No. 6, Range 9 East (1846-1849); poetry and songs written by Lora and Mariah Jane "Jennie" Patrick (1868-1870, undated); and poems and autographs from family and friends (1869-1894, undated). The collection also contains a clipping of the poem "Yuba Dam" from the North Vernon, Indiana newspaper The Plain Dealer on December 2, 1873 and two copies of Ada May Hole's 1901 North Vernon High School commencement program.


  • 1846-1901


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

Jeremiah Patrick (1795-1871) was born in North Carolina and moved to Clark County, Indiana as a young man. There he married Catherine Holeman (1802-1878) in 1819 and they later moved to Jennings County. Jeremiah's brother William D.(1808-1880) also came to Jennings County and married Catherine Carney (1809-1864) in 1831. They had several children, including daughters Mariah Jane (1846-1933) and Lora Ann (1851-1934). Lora married Joseph Hole (1849-1917) in 1870 and they had four children. Their daughter Ada May (1881-1971) was a 1901 graduate of North Vernon High School.

Sources: "Ada M Lory." Find a Grave Memorial #14209058. Accessed August 27, 2018. "Lora A Patrick Hole." Find a Grave Memorial #14208610. Accessed August 27, 2018.

"Hole." The Plain Dealer (North Vernon, IN), October 25, 1917.

"Patrick Reunion." The Plain Dealer (North Vernon, IN), September 7, 1911.


0.03 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 Linda Smith on 1990/12/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/08/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/27 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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