Jefferson's Nephews: A Frontier Tragedy

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APPENDIX 5
LILBURNE LEWIS'S ESTATE

SECTION I. THE AUCTION SALE RECORDS

Livingston County June 2nd 1812
The following is the sale Bill of the Estate
of Lilburn Lewis deceas'd (to wit)

NamesArticles
Geo Robison1 Plow.50
Moses Hurly1 Do1.41
J. Ramsey1 pair of haims and chains2.75
Do1 pair of Do and Do2.00
H. F. Delaney1 hoe.37½
J. Ramsey1 axe1.37 ½
Geo. Robison1 hoe1.10
Enoch Fliece1 Do.12½
Do1 axe.62½
J. Ramsey1 Do.75
J. Rutter.Jr.1 Do1.75
Jno. Menees1 Veleas.55
S. C Harkins1 Book Case5.00
Chrt. Haynes1 Bureau5.25
E. L. Head1 Backgammon Box2.00
L. Lewis1 Trunk3.50
Moses HurlyTimothy seed.38½
Jno. Menees1 pocket compass.50
Jesse Roberts1 Brass lock.37½
Enoch Trinar1 Military hat.75
J. Rounsovall1 pair of spectakles.50
Jas. Hodge1 padlock.75
Geo. Robison1 Do.25
Jno. Daniel4 fish hooks. 12½
David Fort1 brush.25
Thos. Terry1 hammer shears & some other trifles.37½
Robt. Hodge1 inkstand and chane.13¾
E. Flease1 Do & gimblits.34
J. C. Hicks1 Military Coat7.00
Do1 pair of sasamore pantaloons5.62½
J. Ramsey1 pair of pantaloons & Breeches.50
Geo. Robison1 Broad Cloath Coat8.79
55.76¼

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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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