Jefferson's Nephews: A Frontier Tragedy

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CONTENTS
“CONSTRUCTING JEFFERSON's NEPHEWS”ix
PREFACExxv
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITIONxxix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSxxx
1.Colonial Days3
2.The Fight for Freedom12
3.A Colonel in the Militia20
4.Prosperity29
5.The Virginia Planter38
6.The Shipwreck of the Fortunes44
7.Craven Peyton, Thomas Jefferson, and the Hendersons55
8.Jefferson and the Lewises71
9.The Plan to Emigrate84
10.The Trip to Kentucky97
11.The Land and Towns111
12.Houses and Crops123
13.The Smithland Neighbors134
14.Issues in West Kentucky, 1808143
15.The County Court151
16.The Year of Trouble, 1809163
17.Lilburne Enters Public Life175
18.The Church in West Kentucky189
19.The Presbyterian Lewises203
20.Insecurity215
21.Community Affairs, 1810226
22.Slavery in Livingston234
23.Tremors in the Dynasty240
24.Annus Mirabilis248
25.The Murder256
26.After the Murder266
27.The First Grand Jury274
28.The True Bill285
29.The Graveyard293

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vi
  • Constructing Jefferson's Nephews ix
  • Preface xxv
  • Preface to First Edition xxix
  • Acknowledgments xxx
  • 1: Colonial Days 3
  • 2: The Fight for Freedom 12
  • 3: A Colonel in the Militia 20
  • 4: Prosperity 29
  • 5: The Virginia Planter 38
  • 6: The Shipwreck of the Fortunes 44
  • 7: Craven Peyton, Thomas Jefferson, and the Hendersons 55
  • 8: Jefferson and the Lewises 71
  • 9: The Plan to Emigrate 84
  • 10: The Trip to Kentucky 97
  • 11: The Land and Towns 111
  • 12: Houses and Crops 123
  • 13: The Smithland Neighbors 134
  • 14: Issues in West Kentucky, 1808 143
  • 15: The County Court 151
  • 16: The Year of Trouble, 1809 163
  • 17: Lilburne Enters Public Life 175
  • 18: The Church in West Kentucky 189
  • 19: The Presbyterian Lewises 203
  • 20: Insecurity 215
  • 21: Community Affairs, 1810 226
  • 22: Slavery in Livingston 234
  • 23: Tremors in the Dynasty 240
  • 24: Annus Mirabilis 248
  • 25: The Murder 256
  • 26: After the Murder 266
  • 27: The First Grand Jury 274
  • 28: The True Bill 285
  • 29: The Graveyard 293
  • 30: The Orphans 303
  • 31: During the War 312
  • 32: The Aftereffects 322
  • 33: The Epilogue 329
  • Appendix 1 - Notes on Lewis Genealogy 339
  • Appendix 2 - The Colle Sale 348
  • Appendix 3 - The Interview with Matilda 351
  • Appendix 4 - Medical Notes 353
  • Appendix 5 - Lilburne Lewis's Estate 359
  • Index 441
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