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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Calloway County Land Grant

Collection Title: Calloway County Land Grant


Series Number: MS10-78


Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on July 27, 2010.


Date Listed: July 27, 2010


Date Span: 1833


Size of Collection: 2.0 linear feet.


Number of Boxes: 1 oversized box.


Type of Material: Land grant.


Condition of Material: Fair with minor tears and foxing caused by improper storage.


Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.


Biographical / Historical Information: Joel Underwood is believed to have been born in North Carolina about 1807 and died in Wilson County, Tennessee in 1849. It is assumed that he purchased land in the Jackson Purchase and relocated to Calloway County, Kentucky from Wilson County in 1833 and remained until the early 1840s before returning to Tennessee.   


Scope and Content: Collection consists of a framed land grant issued by Governor John Breathitt of Kentucky to Joel Underwood at Waidsboro (Wadesboro) in Calloway County on December 31, 1833.   


Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Underwood, Joel, 1807-1849.

Breathitt, John, 1786-1834.

Land grants – Kentucky – Calloway County.

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