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Richard Henderson and Company Land List,1798, 1798

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98SC42Guide to the Richard Henderson and Company Land List, 1798Processed by: Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/ Copyright 2000 Kentucky Historical SocietyLibraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MS Word.Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Richard Henderson and Company Land List, 1798Collection number: 98SC42Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Processed by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2000 Kentucky Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.Richard Henderson and Company Land List,179898SC42Henderson, Richard1 item; 33 cm.Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society Special Collections.[Identification of item], Richard Henderson and Company Land List, 1798, 98SC42,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.Real property -- Kentucky -- Hardin County -- 18th centuryReal property -- Kentucky -- Christian County -- 18th centuryHenderson, Richard, 1735-1785Transylvania CompanyIn 1763, Richard Henderson, a prominent lawyer from Virginia, formed a land company to settle the area of Kentucky bounded by the Cumberland, Ohio, and Kentucky rivers. Notable explorers such as Daniel Boone were hired to scout the wilderness. In 1774, Henderson established the Louisa Company with Thomas Hart, William Johnston, John Williams, John Lutrell, and Nathaniel Hart. The company was again reorganized and named the Transylvania Company in January 1775. Later that same year, the company signed a treaty with the Cherokee at Sycamore Shoals on the Wautaga River in present-day Tennessee, thus securing Kentucky land south of the Ohio and west of the Kanawha River. Shortly after the Transylvania Company placed advertisements in Virginia and North Carolina newspapers, the settlement of Kentucky began.This document is a "list of Lands Divided between the original proprietors of Richard Henderson & Co their Heirs, Divisees, & assignees." The names of each oroginal proprietor and the acreages assigned are listed. The company was better known as the Transylvania Land Company.Arrangement: Chronological

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