William Taylor Papers
Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives.Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931
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[Identification of item], William Taylor Papers, 1787-1835, 97SC111,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.
William Berry Taylor was a lawyer and land speculator who migrated from Botetourt County, Virginia, to Shelby County, Kentucky in the late eighteenth century. After emigrating, Taylor continued to practice law in Virginia and KentucKY Taylor was part of the influential Taylor family that included Colonel Richard Taylor, the James Taylors, and Zachary Taylor.
Thrity-five item collection containing legal documents, surveys, maps, bills of sale, and letters. All documents were produced by, or for, William Taylor. The legal documents consist of deeds, indentures, receipts, powers of attorney, and aritcles of agreement. There is a Frankfort Circuit Court opinion in the case of Taylor vs. James D. Breckinridge. The opinion was in favor of Taylor. The documents in this collection concern individuals and land in both Kentucky and Virginia. A deposition in this collection, signed by Zachary Taylor, concerns a land transaction in Virginia. There are also slave bills of sale in this collection. Virginia counties include: Caroline and Botetourt. The Taylors involved in this collection include: Edmund H., George G., Will M., Joseph, Hubbard, and Jonathon. Other people contributing to this collection include Caleb Wallace and William May.
Counties: Oldham County, KY, Pulaski County, KY, Woodford County, KY, Shelby County, KY
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