Folio broadside, oblong, 12.5" x 15.75". Completely in ink manuscript, written across the entire length of the page. Top edge trimmed in scalloped design. Signature of Robert McAfee with small paper seal affixed with wax. Docketed on verso, "McAfee to Ashby, Deed/ Jany. 95 ackd. & ord. to Record/ Recor'd B 2nd, P 347." Attested on verso by Thomas Allin with his signature. Light tanning, minor foxing. Old folds, a handful of very small holes at corner folds [loss of only two letters]. Very Good. Robert McAfee [1745-1795] moved to Kentucky in 1779. In 1773 he had explored the region around Salt River in Mercer County. "Sometimes called 'First Commodore of Western Rivers,' [McAfee] operated the first flatboats from the Salt River to the Ohio River and from there to New Orleans via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. McAfee was murdered in New Orleans during one of these expeditions in 1795." [Kleber: KENTUCKY ENCYCLOPEDIA, p.589.] Henry Ashby [1745-1817] moved from Virginia to the Salt River area in 1794. He was the father of Major Daniel Ashby, one of the earliest settlers of Chariton County, Missouri, and later well-known for his accomplishments during the Mexican and Indian War. [National Historical Company: HISTORY OF HOWARD AND CHARITON COUNTIES, MISSOURI., 1883, p.675; Lamkin: HISTORY OF HENRY COUNTY, MISSOURI, 1919, p.591.] Thomas Allin [1757-1833] was a pioneering settler and political leader in Kentucky. After serving in the Revolutionary War, he settled in the Kentucky district of Virginia in 1781. He became a deputy surveyor for Lincoln County, surveying the site of present day Lexington, and assisting in laying out the sites for Henderson and Harrodsburg. He later moved to Danville where he became a deputy clerk for the Supreme Court of the District of Kentucky in 1785, serving under Christopher Greenup. He was the first county clerk of Mercer County when it was created in 1786, and was clerk of the Mercer County Circuit Court from 1792-1825. He was a delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of June, 1788, and represented Mercer County in 1799 at Kentucky's Second Constitutional Convention. [Kleber: KENTUCKY ENCYCLOPEDIA, 1992, p.16.]. N° de ref. de la librería 32413
Título: MANUSCRIPT DEED OF ROBERT MCAFEE OF MERCER ...
Año de publicación: 1795
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