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Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby Land Grant

Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby Land Grant

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Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby Land Grant

by [Shelby, Isaac]

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[Logan County]: Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1813. Land Grant. Paper Document. Very good. Land Grant signed by the first Governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby, transferring 200 acres to Major Richard Bibb, an officer in the Revolutionary War.. Document on parchment, previously folded, housed in double glass wood frame, measures 14.5" x 17.5". Chain hook along top edge. Splits along seams, stable in frame. This land grant is dated December 13, 1813, the "twenty second" year of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Embossed seal along bottom left corner, signed on verso by county recorder. The land grant transfers 200 acres to Richard Bibb, in Logan County Kentucky, at the headwaters of the Muddy River. Revolutionary War Major Richard Bibb (1752-1839) moved to Kentucky in 1799 and settled in Russellville, KY. He was reported to be the wealthiest man in Western Kentucky and one of the largest slaveholders in the region. In later life, Bibb changed his views on slavery and sent a majority of his slaves to Liberia. The slaves that remained were given plots of land and $5000 upon his death, creating a small community known as "Bibbtown." He freed a total of 65 slaves.

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Title
Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby Land Grant
Author
[Shelby, Isaac]
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Land Grant signed by the first Governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby, transferring 200 acres to Major Richard Bibb, an officer in t
Format/Binding
Paper Document
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
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Land Grant
Publisher
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Place of Publication
[Logan County]
Date Published
1813
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Commonwealth of Kentucky Shelby, governor Isaac Shelby, AN ARGUMENT ON BEHALF OF THE DEFENDANTS IN THE CASE OF ISAAC SHELBY,

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Pages or book covering made from a prepared animal skin. Parchment describes any animal skin used for books, while vellum is a...
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