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Decatur County (Ind.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

309th Observation Squad, United States Air Corps Reserve, Indiana aerial photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: P069
Scope and Contents This collection includes black-and-white aerial photogrographs from 309th Observation Squadron of the United States Air Corps Reserve in Indiana ranging from 1931 to 1936 regarding counties and Civilian Conservation Corps company sites around the state. Photographs are stamped with the squadron's information and include the pilot's name and the date.
Dates: 1931-1936

Commemorative wooden nickels and Confederate bill facsimile

 Collection — Folder S2228
Identifier: S2228
Scope and Contents This collection includes three "wooden nickel" certificates created to commemorate the Wabash County, Indiana Centennial (1935) and the Decatur, Indiana Centennial (1936). The collection also contains a facsimile of a five hundred dollar Confederate note memento from the Civil War Centennial Exhibit held at the L.S. Ayres & Company auditorium in Indianapolis from April 11 to April 22, 1961.
Dates: 1935-1961

Decatur County, Indiana stock marks record book

 Collection — Volume V290
Identifier: V290
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a record book maintained by the Decatur County, Indiana clerk and recorder to register livestock marks. With entries ranging from 1822 to 1871, the volume records the name of the owner, the description of the marks, and after March 8, 1827 the township of residence.
Dates: 1822-1871

Dyar Cobb reminiscences

 Collection — Volume V036
Identifier: V036
Scope and Contents This collection includes a scrapbook containing a twenty-two page typewritten copy of the reminiscences of Dyar Cobb. Written circa 1880s, Cobb shares his recollections of growing up in Decatur County, Indiana and how early settlers lived and worked. He describes how his family made clothing from flax, raw cotton, deer skins and sheep's wool and notes the destruction of the corn crop in 1822 by an "army of squirrels." He also shares a number of personal stories, including trying to shoot a...
Dates: circa 1880s

Eggleston and Gaunt family papers

 Collection — Folder S0853
Identifier: S0853
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of family correspondence of the Eggleston and Gaunt families of Greensburg, Indiana ranging from 1829 to 1888. Correspondence sent to Eliphalet and Amy Eglestone (Eggleston) includes three letters sent by Amy's brother Asa Eddy (August 20 & August 30, 1829 and September 20, 1834) and a letter from Calvin and Amy Whitmarsh (March 18, 1830). James and Hannah Gaunt received letters from Richard and Ann Stivers from Mount Sterling (May 31, 1850); from John...
Dates: 1823-1888

Eliphalet Eggleston papers

 Collection — Folder S408
Identifier: S0408
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photocopy of an autographed, signed document from Eliphalet Eggleston in Decatur County, Indiana ranging from 1823 to 1832 regarding final will and probate.
Dates: 1823-1832

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...
Dates: 1861-1876

General William Harrison Kemper papers

 Collection
Identifier: S0769
Scope and Contents This collection contains items related to General William Harrison Kemper's Civil War service including his army diary dated from April 22, 1861 to August 3, 1861, a list of volunteers from Decatur County, Indiana who enlisted in Company B, 7th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, Kemper's discharge certificate from the regiment dated August 2, 1861, Kemper's certificates of promotion to assistant surgeon from February, 1863, and his discharge from service certificate dated May 5,1863. Also included...
Dates: 1854-1922

Historical Society of Decatur County newsletter

 Collection — Folder S1656
Identifier: S1656
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of The Bulletin, the newsletter of the Historical Society of Decatur County (Ind.) The November 21, 1959 edition is four pages long and includes a few handwritten notes by an unknown member.
Dates: 1959/11/01

James T. Brown portrait drawing

 Collection — Folder OBC191
Identifier: OBC191
Scope and Contents This collection contains a portrait drawing of James T. Brown completed between 1850 and 1867.
Dates: circa 1850-1867