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Joyes Family Papers,1780-1871

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Joyes Family Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Joyes Family Papers, 1780-1871, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


4 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Papers of Patrick Joyes, early Louisville resident, merchant and landowner, and his son, Captain Thomas Joyes, officer in the War of 1812, surveyor, and landowner, also of Louisville, Ky. Also includes material from other Joyes Family members. Material includes correspondence, 1783-1868, some concerning Joyes' land transactions, litigation arising therefrom, and management of his landed property; legal papers, 1784 -1862, including those regarding the estate of Henry Reed of Fort Pitt and Louisville, Ky.; bills, receipts, promissory notes and orders to pay, 1783-1870; land papers, 1780 -1871, a good many of which concern Thomas Joyes' property in Ky., Ind., Kan., and Mo.; two slavery documents, 1834, 1851; War of 1812 material, including an orderly book, account of service, defense of Ky. troops at the Battle of New Orleans, plan of the Battle of New Orleans, and rosters of Captain Joyes' company of militia; shipping papers; notebooks; surveyor's instructions (printed); Indian treaties (printed); newspaper clippings; and miscellaneous material. The collection also includes papers, 1817 -1850, of Chapman Coleman, containing correspondence; fee bills, 1831-1843; statements of account, 1839-1849; bills of sale for slaves, 1823-1837; legal papers; land papers concerning land in Bath County, Ky., Frankfort, Louisville, and Mason County, Ky., La., Miss., and Tex


  • Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
  • Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.
  • Coleman, Chapman, d. 1850.
  • Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863.
  • Innes, Harry, 1752-1816.
  • Joyes, Patrick, 1750-1806.
  • Joyes, Patrick, 1826-1904.
  • Joyes, Thomas, 1789-1866.
  • Littell, William, 1768-1824.
  • Marshall, Humphrey, 1812-1872.
  • Reed, Henry, d. 1793.
  • Verhoeff, Mary, 1871?-1962.
  • Kentucky-- Militia-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.
  • New Orleans, Battle of, 1815-- Sources.
  • Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Personal narratives.
  • United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Registers.

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