Decatur County (Ind.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Collection — Folder 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.
Collection — Volume 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.
Collection — Volume 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
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder S408
Collection — Folder 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...
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...
Collection — Folder 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.
Collection — Folder OBC191