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Gholson Family Collection, 1764-1896

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Gholson Family Collection




Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

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Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Gholson Family Collection, 1764-1896, 98SC267,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


39 items

Scope and Content

This collection consists of items concerning the Gholson family of McCracken County, Kentucky. Materials, dated 1764-1896, include photostatic copies of the 1764 will of Jane Gholson; Jacob J. Gholson's 1837 affidavit and power-of-attorney from Nacagdoches, Texas; an 1838 record from William Gholson's Revolutionary War pension file; and a Truman family bible record. Other items are a promissory note dated 1768 from Ludwell Grymes and Zachariah Burnley of Orange County, Virginia, to Samuel Rice; survey notice of R.D. Gholson; an 1854 letter from W.S. Gholson in Cooper County, Missouri, to his brother and sister in Kentucky; an 1862 oath of allegiance to the United States signed by William Hobby and denying loyalty to the Confederacy; various receipts and notes; photographs and negatives of the Gholson family.

Arrangement: Chronological


  • Golsan family
  • Truman family
  • Kentucky Genealogy
  • Black-and-white photographs

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