Western Reserve (Ohio)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The papers of the Armstrong family of Washington, Conn., centering on James Armstrong (1754-1816). His wife Miriam Mallory Armstrong (1756-1851) was the daughter of Caleb Mallory and Jane Weller Mallory. On Feb. 3, 1780, a little more than four months before Miriam married Armstrong, her parents and three of their grandchildren were murdered in their home by Barnett Davenport, a crime considered to be the first incidence of multiple murder in the United States. A small group of papers regarding...
Dates: Created: 1757-1855; Other: Date acquired: 04/10/1995
Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 1972-64-1 & 2 and 1972-67-0
Scope and Contents The Jane M. Bentley Research Materials collection (1972-64-1; 1972-64-2; 1972-67-0) is a collection of papers, items, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous items collected, created, and/or used by Jane Merritt Bentley while researching her Great Great Grandfather Salmon Giddings. Please see the below detailed descriptions for more specific information about the collection and particular information for each item. The collection is housed in 3A Box 34.
Dates: Created: 1972; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1972
Scope and Contents The Whitney L. Brooks collection of Lyman family papers relates to the land holdings of Moses Lyman (1714-1768) of Goshen, Conn., his son Moses Lyman (1743-1768), and his grandsons Moses Lyman (1768-1844), Samuel Lyman (1770-1842), and Erastus Lyman (1773-1855). The papers consist of legal records, deeds, leases, surveys, and survey maps. Moses Lyman (1714-1768) was one of the original settlers of Goshen, Conn. In 1739 he was named treasurer and continued to hold public offices. He married...
Dates: Created: 1739-1869
Scope and Contents The papers of Judson Canfield (1759-1840), consisting primarily of legal documents, including agreements, deeds, executions, receipts, statements, and correspondence and include a small collection of correspondence and writings relating to Walter Ferriss, whose daughter married Canfield's son. The papers are arranged in two series. Series 1, Judson Canfield papers, primarily consists of documents related to Canfield's law practice. Most involve matters in and around Sharon, Conn., but there...
Dates: Created: 1760-1856; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/1987
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The Notes and Proceedings of the Connecticut Land Company (1953-29-0) is a leather bound book containing notes and proceedings from meetings of the Connecticut Land Company. The Connecticut Land Company was an association created to promote settlement of the Connecticut Western Reserve; land in modern day North-Eastern Ohio. It is the first of two books, but the second book is not the Litchfield Historical Society archives. The book opens with a table of contents but the originality of the...
Dates: Created: 1795-1809; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1953
Scope and Contents The papers of New York City banker and businessman Samuel Flewwelling (1774 or 5-1849) primarily relating to property held by his wife, Julia Elvira Canfield Flewwelling (1791-1868), and him in the Western Reserve, later Ohio. Following Samuel's death, the properties were managed by William Mackay (1795-1873), a New York City businessman and the husband of Caroline Emma Canfield Mackay. The collections includes indentures, agreements, leases, deeds, statements and accounts, and...
Dates: Created: 1799-1868; Other: Date acquired: 01/03/2010
Scope and Contents The papers of the Landon and Howd families of Salisbury, Conn., including bonds, correspondence, deeds, estate records, and other items. Family members reflected in the papers include James Landon (1744-1813) and his son James (1770-1833), Henry E. Howd, (1799-1878; son-in-law of the younger James Landon), and Henry E. Howd's son Frank E. Howd (1849-1933).John Landon (1720-1810) was one of four brothers who moved to Litchfield, Conn., with their father, James, in the 1720s. John...
Dates: Created: 1795-1936; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1999
Scope and Contents The papers of the Seymour family of Litchfield, Conn. Principal figures are Maj. Moses Seymour (1742-1826); two of his sons, Ozias Seymour (1776-1851), and Epaphroditus Seymour (1783-1854); and Ozias Seymour's son, Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881). A number of other members of the Seymour family and its relatives, in particular, members of the Storrs family of Mansfield, Conn., and Woodruff family of Litchfield, are also represented. The papers include correspondence, business records, deeds...
Dates: Created: 1777-1923; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1948
Scope and Contents The Benjamin Tallmadge Collection documents the personal life and professional career of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge through his correspondence as well as his legal, financial, and personal papers. An army officer, chief intelligence officer, and organizer of the Culper spy ring during the Revolutionary War, Tallmadge became a businessman and U.S. Representative from Connecticut in Congress after the war.The collection contains Tallmadge's duplicate original letters to George...
Dates: Created: 1777-1864; Other: Majority of material found in 1778-1833; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1933
Scope and Contents The papers of the Whittlesey family, primarily relating to the activities of David Whittlesey (1750-1825), his son David Chester Whittlesey (1803-1880), both of New Preston, (part of Washington), Conn., and David Chester Whittlesey's son John Eliphalet Whittlesey (1830-1910), who served in the Civil War and then settled in Houston, Tex. Also included are papers related to the Hazen, Mitchell, and Titus families of Washington, late 1700s-early 1800s. The collection includes correspondence,...
Dates: Created: 1775-1912; Other: Date acquired: 07/07/2002