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Emma Hillis collection

 Collection — Folder: S2186
Identifier: S2186

Scope and Contents

There are four items in this collection: (1) badge of the Pereclesian Society of Franklin College, which belonged to W. H. McCoy, who graduated from that college in 1861; (2) agreement for eleven men to pay the $50 salary for Elizabeth A. Potter to teach in Marion Township, Decatur County, Indiana, dated April 14, 1862; (3) certificate granting license for E. A. Potter to teach in the common school in Decatur County, dated August 30, 1862; and (4) "Minutes of the Fifty-Fourth Anniversary of the Flat Rock Baptist Associaiton held with the Haw Creek Baptist Church, Bartholomew County, Indiana, August 23rd and 24th, 1876. The Baptist Association minutes are published in a 12-page booklet, which gives delegates names, financial contributions of the 18 churches, and the history of Mount Moriah Baptist Church located in the town of Adams. The badge is red, white, and blue, and is in fragile condition.


  • 1861-1876

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/Historical Note/Administrative History

Emma A. Hillis was born about 1870 to William H. and Elizabeth A. (Potter) McCoy. She married Lafayette Hillis, who was 22 years her senior, on December 14, 1903. The couple moved to Wichita, Kansas in circa 1907, along with Emma's mother, Elizabeth McCoy.

Her father, William H. McCoy graduated from Franklin College in 1861. Before her mother, Elizabeth A. Potter, married, she received a license to teach in Marion Township, Decatur County, Indiana, on April 14, 1862.


Items in the collection. and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: 2010. Accessed July 1, 2015. Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: 2014. Accessed July 1, 2015.


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 Emma (Mrs. Lafayette) Hillis in 1946/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/05/28 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2015/05/28 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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