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Sophia K. Shipman estate inventory and appraisement

 Collection — Folder: S2664
Identifier: S2664

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Sophia K. Shipman, certified by two appraisers and her estate administrator, George D. Weatherford on February 22, 1860. Approved and recorded by the county clerk on September 13, 1860, the inventory includes furniture, housewares, livestock, farm equipment, and the names and ages of seven slaves.


  • 1860

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

Sophia K. Thompson was born in Virginia on June 19, 1794. She married Francis Lightfoot Lee on October 22, 1816. Following his death in 1836, Sophia married Chauncey Shipman on February 1, 1838. She passed away at the age of 65 on January 28, 1860.

Sources: "S.K. Shipman." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 14, 2019. "Sophia Thompson." Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850. Accessed August 14, 2019.

Cook, Michael L. Lincoln County, Kentucky Records Vol. 1. Evansville, Ind.: Cook Publications, circa 1987. "Sophia K. Thompson Lee." Memorial ID 63550762. Accessed August 14, 2019.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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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 2019/08/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/08/14 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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