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Hosken Family Collection, Historical: 1838-1924, Genealogical: 1888-1994

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Hosken Family Collection


Historical: 1838-1924, Genealogical: 1888-1994


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.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Hosken Family Collection, Historical: 1838-1924, Genealogical: 1888-1994,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


1 box, .5 c.f.


Family traces line back to David Crews who came into Ky. with the Daniel Boone party in 1775 that erected Fort Boone. In the nineteenth century family member Charles P. Ball of Danville, Ky., invented and held patents on many items, such as the "Boss Roofing Nail," and an improved vaporizer.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of two parts: historical and genealogical. The historical material is dated from 1838-1924. The genealogical material is dated 1888-1994. Autobiographical Sketch of the Public Career of Admiral James Hosken. Also a Brief Notice of his Father, (Penzance: F. Rodda, 1889) has been transfered from the collection to Rare Books, and one file of family photographs has been transferred to the photo archives. Historical records include letters from China Crews Collins to her children describing life in Kentucky from the Antebellum era to Reconstruction; letters concerning westward expansion to Washington state and Missouri; and Civil War letters from Rock Island Prison. Genealogical records include DAR research, coat-of-arms, family bible records, and family trees.

Collection has 2 parts. Historical & genealogical. Historical docs. 1838-1924. Genealogical 1888-1994. Book on Admiral Hosken to Rare Books. Photos to photo archives.

Arrangement: Collection Arrangement: 2 parts: Historical & genealogical, chronological within parts

Variant Name: Carolyn Frances Hosken Family Papers


  • Kentucky- Settlement history
  • David Crews
  • Charles P.
  • Ball
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Westward migration
  • Families: Ball, Broaddus, Cecil, Cole, Collins, Crews, Davis(?), Fay, Hicks, Hosken, Houston, Miller, Scott, Shelly
  • Land settlement - Kentucky
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Prisoners and prisons
  • Rock Island Prison (Illinois)
  • Reconstruction - Kentucky
  • Kentucky - Genealogy
  • Frontier and pioneer life - Washington
  • Collins, China Crews
  • County: Boyle, Jessimine, Madison

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