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Samuel MacDowell indenture letter and contract

 Collection — Folder: S2734
Identifier: S2734

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a deed signed by Samuel MacDowell and Mary MacDowell to William Scott in Fayette County, Kentucky from April 4, 1789 regarding land in Fayette County, Kentucky.

Samuel MacDowell, was a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, a pioneer and one of the first judges in Kentucky. There are several signatures on the back of the document, including Levi Todd, who was one of the few survivors of the Indian Battle of Blue Licks in Kentucky. He also was a General in the Indian Wars, a member of George Rogers Clark's Expedition to Vincennes in 1778 and the Grandfather of Mary Todd, the wife of President Lincoln. Another signature is from John D. Young, a prominent citizen of Kentucky in its early days. The last signature is from Michael Cusake, one of the famous Indian fighters of Kentucky.


  • 1789


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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Guy Morrison Walker on 1920/01/07.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/13 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/13 by Masada Sparrow.
Samuel MacDowell indenture letter and contract
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.