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Rucker and Boone Ledger, 1860-1861

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Rucker and Boone Ledger




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

Conditions Governing Access note

Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 1103

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Rucker and Boone Ledger, 1860-1861, 93M07,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


1 volume


The firm represented a partnership of Reuben Rucker (d. 1865) and Isaac Boone, which began October 1, 1860. The partnership and firm ended just over a year later, on November 27, 1861. Two auctions in November and December 1861 sold the firm's remaining inventory.

Scope and Content

The ledger contains accounts of the firm of Rucker and Boone, Ruckerville, Clark County, Kentucky. Settlements of outstanding accounts from the partnership's demise were recorded in the ledger from late 1861 to March 1862.

Two years following these settlements, Boone assigned his interest in the outstanding notes to Rucker. At Rucker's death in January 1865, an inventory and sale was made from his estate. Rucker's son-in-law, James Henry Baker, acted as clerk and paid part of the proceeds to another son-in-law, John Goff Adams.

Many of the customers of the firm were relatives of Rucker and Boone. They purchased typical items such as coffee, sugar, cotton, dish pans, and shoes.

A 1953 letter from the ledger's donor, Franklin Marion Gentry, is also present. It provided the history of the firm and the relationships of the customers to the proprietors.

Occupation: Merchants

County: Clark


  • Rucker, Reuben, d. 1865
  • Boone, Isaac
  • Baker, James Henry
  • Adams, John Goff
  • Gentry, Franklin Marion, d. 1957
  • Rucker and Boone
  • Merchants--Kentucky
  • Merchants--Kentucky--Ruckerville
  • Merchants--Kentucky--Clark County

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