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Hardin County Courts Apprentice Indenture Document, May 8, 1820

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Hardin County Courts Apprentice Indenture Document


May 8, 1820


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

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[Identification of item], Courts (Hardin County) Apprentice Indenture Document, 95SC34,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


1 item (2 p.); 32 cm.


The indenture form, approved by Danton Roby, Christopher Miller and Reubin Newton, "Gentlemen, Justices of the Peace," and attested to by Samuel Haycraft Jr., Clerk of Hardin County Court, place Maryann Johnson with Joseph Kirkpatrick for care, instruction, and apprenticeship. Mr. Kirkpatrick was to instruct the apprentice in the "art and mistery of sewing knitting & spinning" and also in reading and writing. A provision for instruction in "common Arithmentic, including the Rule of Three" was crossed off the form and not required for this apprentice.

A notation on the reverse side of the form declared that the apprentice indenture was duly recorded on May 8, 1820. This notation was signed by John L. Helm. Helm later was elected to various state offices, including "two abbreviated terms as governor of Kentucky, in 1850-51 and 1867." (See Kentucky Encyclopedia, pg. 421-22.)

Scope and Content

One, pre-printed apprentice indenture form, Hardin County, KY, 1820.

Arrangement: Chronological


  • Kentucky--History--Sources
  • Hardin County, KY--History--Sources
  • Indentured servants--Kentucky--Hardin County
  • Women apprentices--Kentucky--Hardin County
  • Helm, John LaRue
  • Miller, Christopher
  • Newton, Rubin
  • Johnson, Maryann
  • Kirkpatrick, Joseph
  • Haycraft, Samuel
  • Robey, Darton

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