Decatur County (Ind.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
John and Charity Starks collection
Collection — Folder S1237
Scope and Contents One newsprint clipping from the National Archives, Washington, D.C. entitled "Memorial To Pioneers" is the only item in this collection. On the back of the clipping is typed: "These legends are the inscriptions that are written on the ledgers at the JOHN STARKS and CHARITY MEEKER graves, in Rossburg Cemetery north of New Point Indiana. A program dedicated to pioneers was given July 12, 1870."The clipping is two columns with Charity Meeker Starks (1810-1867) on the left and John...
John Wynn papers
Collection — Folder S1470
Scope and Contents This collection includes a newspaper clipping from John Wynn in Indiana regarding his own writing.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / John Wynn papers
Kate Starks letters
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection comprises typed copies of letters from Kate Starks and others to Leander Starks ranging from 1859 to 1865 before and during the U.S. Civil War.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Kate Starks letters
Lambert family papers
Collection — Folder S0799
Scope and Contents This collection contains photostatic copies of a contract between William Myers of Decatur County, Indiana and David Pigg regarding a six-month farm labor contract (March 30, 1846) and a letter written by Lazena Lambert from Clermont, Indiana to her brother, Henry, relating information about village life, a singing school, and her upcoming marriage to Dr. J. P. Graham (October 21, 1852).
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Lambert family papers
Lambert, Miller, and White family collection
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, diaries, and business papers of the Lambert, Miller, and White family ranging from 1824 to 1968. The bulk of the correspondence is between the Lamberts, Millers, and Whites (1885-1932), but also includes many letters from the Saunders family in Iowa, Kentucky, and Washington (1895-1950). The collection also contains Paschal T. Lambert's reminiscences of his early childhood in Indiana (undated); family diaries (1897-1943); Oscar G. Miller's autograph...
Luther A. Donnell court record
Collection — Folder S3480
Scope and Contents This collection includes a document from the 1848 spring term of the Decatur County Circuit Court in Indiana regarding the grand jury indictment of Luther A. Donnell for knowingly encouraging and assisting Amanda, a fugitive slave from Kentucky, in deserting her "master and owner," George Ray, on November 5, 1847. The indictment has several signatures, including those of prosecuting attorney J. S. Scobey, jury foreman A.R. Forsyth, and witnesses Woodson Clark (the reported slave catcher and...
Marceil Freeland papers
Collection — Folder S0488
Scope and Contents This collection includes newspaper clippings, a newsletter and typed documents from Marceil Freeland in Indiana ranging from 1909 to 1964 regarding Israel D. Jewett's "telephone," the agophone.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Marceil Freeland papers
Origen Thomson biographical sketch
Collection — Folder S1309
Scope and Contents This single typed paper gives a short biography of Origen Thomson (1829-1882), who followed several career paths. He attended Decatur County Seminary and Hanover College. From 1850-1852, he studied medicine with Dr. Moody. Origen lived in Oregon for six years in the 1850s. He and his brother Orville published the Hoosier State newspaper in Lawrenceburg from 1858-1860. He was a surveyor for railroads and involved in the stone quarry business in Greensburg. Mr. Thomson was a Presbyterian.
Dates: circa 1920
Silas Adin Lingo diary
Collection — Folder S0840
Scope and Contents This collection includes an original diary from Silas Adin Lingo in Decatur County, Indiana, ranging from 1875 to 1881. The diary is handwritten by Lingo during his adolescence. The diary is legible but fragile, having sustained considerable moisture and mildew damage in the past.
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / Silas Adin Lingo diary
St. Paul School collection
Collection — Folder S1786
Scope and Contents This collection includes "Items Found in the Attic of the St. Paul School, St. Paul, IN," an eight page inventory of school and township records found in the school attic and recorded in July and August 1978. School records inventoried include class record books from Adams (1916-1917, 1927-1940), Chapel (1915-1917), St. Omer (1923-1925), and St. Paul (1913-1952); bus driver contracts (1920-1923); educational directories (1939-1942); high school transcripts (1919-1929); specifications...
Found in: Rare Books and Manuscripts / St. Paul School collection