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Benjamin Floyd estate slave allotment

 Collection — Folder: S2655
Identifier: S2655

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the slave allotment for the estate of Benjamin Floyd of Lincoln County, Kentucky dated April 6, 1837. The beneficiaries of the allotment were his eight surviving children - Singleton, John, Frances, David, Lucy, Betsey, Benjamin, and Polly. The document lists the slaves names and monetary value under each lot number and notes which heir received which lot. The allotment was recorded by the Lincoln County clerk on August 7, 1837.


  • 1837

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 / Historical

Benjamin Floyd was born circa 1760 to David and Sarah Floyd. He married Elizabeth Singleton and they had several children. He lived in Lincoln County, Kentucky and owned more than 20 slaves when he died circa 1837.


Information within collection.

Hunter, Mardenna J. Singleton Family of Lincoln Co., Kentucky. Indianapolis, Ind.: M.J. Hunter, 1984.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division on 1932/10/04.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/08/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/08/15 by Laura Eliason.
Benjamin Floyd estate slave allotment
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.