Bibb Family Papers, 1760-1887

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Bibb Family 

Title:  Papers, 1760-1887 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  1.66 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A B581 

Scope and Content Note 

Papers of the Bibb family, primarily of Richard Bibb, Sr., Richard Bibb, Jr., and John Bigger Bibb. Included is correspondence, deeds, account books, bills and receipts, slave records, wills, and genealogical information. The bulk of the collection concerns the purchase and sale of land. Also included are papers of Ky. surveyors and land speculators, John, George, and William May. 

Biographical Note 

The Bibb family of Kentucky was a prominent family in the legal profession. The collection includes the papers of Richard Bibb, Sr. (1752-1839), Richard Bibb, Jr. (1780-1839), and John Bigger Bibb (1789-1884), lawyers, merchants, and public officials of Logan and Franklin counties, Ky. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Richard Bibb, Sr. correspondence, 1799-1838.

2 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers,n.d.

3 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1784-1799.

4 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1800-1803.

5 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1804-1807.

6 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1808-1810.

7 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1811-1817.

8 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1818-1819.

9 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1820-1827.

10 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1828-1831.

 

Box 2 

11 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1832-1835.

12 Richard Bibb, Sr. land papers, 1836-1852.

13 Richard Bibb, Sr. contract and note, 1797 and 1814.

14 Richard Bibb, Sr. bills and receipts, 1802-1844.

15 Richard Bibb, Sr. lists of property, 1802-1837.

16 Richard Bibb, Sr. lists of slaves and papers concerning the emancipation of slaves,1815-1839.

17 Richard Bibb, Jr. notes, 1827-1839.

18 Richard Bibb, Jr. land papers and miscellaneous material, 1804-1845.

19 John Bigger Bibb correspondence, 1835-1842. CLICK TO ACCESS PDF

20 John Bigger Bibb correspondence, 1843-1846. CLICK TO ACCESS PDF

21 John Bigger Bibb correspondence, 1848-1849. CLICK TO ACCESS PDF

22 John Bigger Bibb correspondence, 1852-1862. CLICK TO ACCESS PDF

23 John Bigger Bibb correspondence, 1863-1873. CLICK TO ACCESS PDF

24 John Bigger Bibb correspondence, 1875-1878.

25 John Bigger Bibb land papers, 1815-1840.

 

Box 3 

26 John Bigger Bibb land papers, 1841-1887.

27 John Bigger Bibb miscellaneous papers-insurance, etc., 1864-1885.

28 John Bigger Bibb promissory notes, 1838-1871.

29 John Bigger Bibb bills and receipts, 1812-1848.

30 John Bigger Bibb bills and receipts, 1849-1860.

31 John Bigger Bibb bills and receipts, 1861-1876.

32 John Bigger Bibb bills and receipts, 1877-1887.

33 John Bigger Bibb lists of servants and other papers.

34 George Mortimer Bibb papers, 1802-1842.

35 Atticus Bibb papers, 1834.

36 Bibb family wills, 1760-1839. 

37 Bibb family genealogical materials.

38 Bibb family miscellaneous, 1797-1883. 

39 Correspondence from Thomas S. Slaughter, 1831. 

40 Thomas S. and Lucy B. Slaughter land papers, 1823-1842.

41 Thomas S. and Lucy B. Slaughter land papers, 1806-1848.

42 Thomas S. and Lucy B. Slaughter receipts, 1806-1847.

 

Box 4 

43 Dr. Robert Boanarges letter, 1834 Aug. 26. 

44 Henry Thomas land papers, 1823.

45 A. F. and Frances Ann Burnley papers, 1883-1884. 

46 Charles and Thomas Neely land papers, 1807.

47 John G. Lewis land paper, 1842.Receipts, 1841-1848.

48 F. W. and M. B. Lewis receipts, 1841-1842.

49 Miscellaneous land papers, 1779-1823.

50 Miscellaneous land papers, 1825-1847.

51 John Lyon papers, 1804-1822.(Estate, 1811-1822).

52 Miscellaneous fragments. 

53 George May letters, 1782-1789.

54 George May land papers, 1780-1797.

55 John May letter, 1789.John May will, 1790.

56 John May land papers, 1780-1809.

57 George and John May land papers, 1780-1795.

58 William May land papers, 1783-1815.

59 May family miscellaneous fragments.

60 John Bigger Bibb account book. 

61 John Bigger Bibb account book, 1849-1859. 

62 John Bigger Bibb account book. 

63 John Bigger Bibb account book. 

64 John Bigger Bibb account book. 

65 John Bigger Bibb account book. 

66 Thomas Slaughter account book. 

67 Thomas Slaughter account book.