1829-1871 (bulk 1829-1864)
Kentucky Historical SocietyFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931
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There are typewritten transcriptions, some with annotations and genealogical information, of all the letters found in the collection.
[Identification of item], Chrisler-Pope Papers, 1829-1871, 91M03,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.
1 box, .5 c.f.
The majority of the collection centers around three people: Elias Chrisler (1766?-1848), his son Joseph (1802-1840), and Joseph's wife Nancy (Pope) Chrisler (1806-1891). Nancy and Joseph were married in 1826 and moved from Bullitt County to Hancock County soon afterward.
This collection contains the papers of the Chrisler and Pope families of Hancock and Bullitt Counties, Kentucky. The bulk of the correspondence chronicles family activities and farm business and is between Nancy Chrisler and other family members, most of whom lived in Bullitt and Jefferson Counties. Most of the correspondence takes place between 1848 and 1859. The collection contains some business papers, including a purchase agreement for a slave named Isaac and a detailed promissory note for the hire of a slave girl named Mary, both signed by Joseph Christler. Christler hired Mary from her owner, William L. Lewis. There are also numerous ledger sheets, receipts, and invoices for groceries, dry goods, and other expenses.
Variant Title: Christler Family Papers. This collection contains the papers of the Chrisler (also spelled Christler) family.
Creator's Occupation: Farmers
Arrangement: Primarily chronological; subdivided by original series.
Description: Mortgage payment receipt, from Benjamin Pope, signed by Joseph Christler. On the reverse side is another payment receipt from Benjamin Pope, signed by Elias Christler and dated January 7, 1830.
Description: Purchase papers of a slave named Isaac, by Joseph Christler
Description: Promissory note for $19.14 from Joseph Christler to Charles V. Lander
Description: Note for $37.50, signed by Joseph Christler, detailing the terms for the hiring of a slave named Mary, from her owner, William L. Lewis
Description: Receipt issued to Joseph Chrisler for payment of taxes on real property valued at $1800
Description: Hancock County court order appointing Joseph Crisler as overseer of a part of the road from Thompsons Ferry to Hardinburg, Kentucky
Description: Hand-written copy of a poem entitled "Condolence" by B.B. Phares; includes a personal note to "brother and sister Christler" and signed by the author. There is an additional copy of the poem, apparently copied by someone else and not signed or dated.
Description: Letter to "Dear Sister": Nancy (Pope) Chrisler from Jesse Chrisler, discussing legal action regarding the will of his brother, Fielding Chrisler. Enclosed with the letter are three copies of a court summons from the Louisville Chancery Court, dated September 23, 1844.
Description: Receipt for $6 for the "tuition of two schollers: sic."
Description: Letter to Nancy Chrisler from her brother-in-law, Jesse Chrisler, about the death of his father, Elias Chrisler
Description: Itemized ledger sheet for groceries and drygoods
Description: Receipt issued to Elias Chrisler for $1 revenue tax and county levy for the year 1851
Description: Letter to Elias Christler from John Randolph, a circuit-riding preacher, regarding news and events of his circuit
Description: Ledger sheet for medical expenses
Description: Letter to "Sister": Nancy (Pope) Chrisler from James Y. Pope, regarding family business and news about the farm crops
Description: Letter to Nancy Chrisler from her brother James Y. Pope, discussing family news and farm business, including wheat prices
Description: Receipt for $129 issued to Elias Chrisler, "to equalize the division of slaves made by them amongst the heirs of Joseph Chrisler"
Description: United States Army Colored Troops enlistment papers of Amos, a slave owned by Nancy Chrisler
Description: Sketchy genealogical information regarding the Chrisler family, from 1755-1939
Description: Transcriptions, including annotations and genealogical information, of the letters contained in this collection
Description: Family lineage chart of the Pope family
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