Clark County (Ind.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S2077
Scope and Contents This collection includes "Events Since the Remodeling and Rededication of Hibernia Church in 1960: Tragedy and Sorrow or a Blessing in Disquise?", an essay written by church historian Mrs. Buford E. (Effie Pearl) Bower in September 1966. The typewritten document details the response of the church and community following the 1965 lightning stike that damaged the more than 100 year old church. The essay includes a 1966 black-and-white photograph of the newly built church building; a newspaper...
Collection — Folder S3313
Scope and Contents Collection consists of four letters pertaining to the Isaac Shelby vs Lucy (a woman of color) slave case. On March 13, 1817, a writ of Habeas Corpus issued by Clark County Circuit Court declared Lucy’s freedom from Shelby. Shelby countered that Lucy was not a slave, but rather an indentured servant bound to him for a period of thirty-five years. After recovering Lucy, Shelby sold her and her remaining time to Thomas Pile.
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence and documents compiled by James M. VanHook during his activities with the Freemasons, the Samuel Simonson Post No. 226 of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), and the Clark County Historical Society (1783-1917). The collection includes land grants, indentures, and other legal documents from Charlestown and Clark County, Indiana; biographical and historical sketches; historical information about Blazing Star Masonic Lodge and the Charlestown Methodist...
Dates: 1796-1907, undated
Collection — Folder S2187
Scope and Contents This collection includes "The Index to the Diary of John M'Coy of Clark County, Indiana, July 17, 1847 - April 30, 1852, compiled by Elizabeth Hayward, 1939" and "Extracts from the Diaries of John M'Coy of Clark County, Indiana, edited with an Introduction and Explanatory Notes by Elizabeth Hayward, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1943." The manuscript which Ms. Hayward prepared in 1943 gives a history of the family on pages 1-5. From pages 6 to 16, she records items from John's diaries...
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters, histories of early Indiana families, notes and manuscripts on local history; printed church histories and brochures; financial papers; and newspaper clippings from Roscoe R. Leak and others in Lizton, Indiana and elsewhere ranging from 1689 to 1958, regarding early Clark and Hendricks counties; histories of the Disciples of Christ Church and the Methodist Church of those two counties; Leak, Leach and Buzzard family histories and financial documents; and...
Dates: 1689-1958, undated
Collection — Folder S228
Scope and Contents This collection includes an autographed workbook from an unnamed private tutor in Kentucky in 1798 regarding arithmetic and legal documents regarding land sale and plat for land in Indiana in 1805 and 1814.
Collection — Folder S872
Scope and Contents This collection includes a speech entitled "An Address at the Silver Creek Graveyard Reunion" from William McCoy in Sellersburg, Clark County, Indiana on May 15, 1880 regarding deaths in his family and thoughts on "human mortality."
Collection — Folder S1431
Scope and Contents These four pages, written in ink on blue paper, are notes for a speech about "Mr. Williams, the candidate for Lieutenant Govenor." Although there is no date, the year 1857 is mentioned. The final page gives expenditures by State government in 1835, 1836, and 1837. On page three, the writer stated: "Instead of a loss of two millions, Mr. Williams might just as well have made it ten millions. All this mysticism and false reasoning is put forth to cover up the Whig losses, by fraud campaigning and...
Dates: circa 1857