Collection #

SC 2714

 

 

Archibald Johnston
statement, 1843

Collection Information

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Contents

Cataloging Information

 

 

 

Processed by

Molly K. Fausset
30 July 2003

Manuscript and Visual Collections Department
William Henry Smith Memorial Library
Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269

www.indianahistory.org

 

COLLECTION INFORMATION

VOLUME OF
COLLECTION:

1 folder

COLLECTION
DATES:

11 April 1843

PROVENANCE:

Early American History Auctions, Inc., P. O. Box 3507, Rancho Sante Fe, CA† 92067

RESTRICTIONS:

None

COPYRIGHT:

 

REPRODUCTION
RIGHTS:

Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Indiana Historical Society.

ALTERNATE
FORMATS:

 

RELATED
HOLDINGS:

 

ACCESSION
NUMBER:

2002.0777

NOTES:

 

BIOGRAPHiCAL SKETCH

During his lifetime, Archibald Johnston, a slave hunter, lived in Indiana and Kentucky.† He was born in 1811 or 1812 in Boone Township, Harrison County, Indiana.† On 27 October 1836, he married Martha Troutman of Meade County, Kentucky.† The couple had six children:† David, Frank, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, and Martha.†

Johnston acted as an agent for John Johnson, also a resident of Meade County.† Archibald Johnston died on 14 June 1885 in Kentucky.

Sources:

Ancestry Plus.† http://www.ancestry.com/.† Accessed 24 July 2003.

Family Search.† http://www.familysearch.org/.† Accessed 24 July 2003.

 

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

On 11 April 1843, Johnston swore to and signed a statement before the Circuit Court clerk of Harrison County, Indiana, as an agent for Johnson of Meade County, Kentucky.† The statement refers to Samuel, a black man who was property of John Johnson, who fled from Johnsonís custody.† Johnston believes that Johnson is justly entitled to Samuelís service, according to the laws of Kentucky.†

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

CONTAINER

Statement, 11 April 1843

Folder 1

CATALOGING INFORMATION

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