Lillard Family Papers, 1801-1925

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Lillard Family 

Title:  Papers, 1801-1925 

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

Size of Collection:  0.66 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A L729 

Scope and Content Note  

Papers include correspondence, 1821-1925; land papers, 1803-1859; receipts, 1801-1901; account book, 1843-1845; list of property given to his children by General Lillard, 1846; inventory and appraisal of General Lillard’s estate; General Lillard’s commissions in the Kentucky militia, 1816-1832; resolutions passed by the Kentucky Military Institute on the death of Robert M. Lillard, son of C. M. Lillard, in 1866; rolls of Companies F and H, 5th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A., and Company G, 6th Kentucky Infantry, C.S.A., and subscription list for the Confederate monument in Lawrenceburg, Ky.; military papers concerning the 5th and 6th brigades of the Ky. militia in 1814 and certificate giving the service of Jefferson Hayden, a black soldier, in the Union Army, 1866; genealogical notes on the Lillard and related families; broadsides and invitations; newspaper clippings about Anderson County and the Lillard-Ripy family; and recipes. The a portion of this collection has been digitized. To view PDF scans, click on the links provided in the folder list below.

Correspondence discusses personal and family matters; John H. Lillard’s service in the Mexican War and his life in Mo. after the war; Robert Lillard’s career at Georgetown College and as associate editor of The Western Baptist Review; James P. Ripy’s service in the Confederate Army and his business interests after the war; land and financial transactions; and the sale and purchase of slaves. 

Receipts contain material on merchants in Lawrenceburg and Louisville, and costs at Georgetown College in the 1840s. Information on distilling in post Civil War Ky. is also included. 

Biographical Note 

General Christopher Lillard (1795-1855), was a general in the Kentucky militia. He had three sons, Christopher Marion Lillard (1819-1910), John Horre Lillard (1821-1855), and the Reverend Robert Rodes Lillard (1826-1849). John H. Lillard served in the Mexican War and moved Missouri after the war. His brother, Robert, was the editor of The Western Baptist Review. James Porter Ripy (1844-1922), the son-in-law of Christopher Marion Lillard, served in the Confederate Army. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Correspondence, 1821. (click to access PDF)

2 Correspondence, 1842. (click to access PDF)

3 Correspondence, 1843.

4 Correspondence, 1844. 

5 Correspondence, 1846.

6 Correspondence, 1847. 

7 Correspondence, 1848.

8 Correspondence, 1849. (click to access PDF)

9 Correspondence, 1850. (click to access PDF)

10 Correspondence, 1851. (click to access PDF)

11 Correspondence, 1852. (click to access PDF)

12 Correspondence, 1854. (click to access PDF)

13 Correspondence, 1855. (click to access PDF)

14 Correspondence, 1869-1892. (click to access PDF)

15 Correspondence, 1901-1925.

16 Correspondence, n.d. (click to access PDF)


Box 2 

17 Land papers, 1803-1859. (click to access PDF)

18 Receipts, 1801-1849. (click to access PDF)

19 Receipts, 1850-1859.

20 Receipts, 1861-1869.

21 Receipts, 1870.

22 Receipts, 1871-1878.

23 Receipts, 1880-1886.

24 Receipts, 1890-1901 and n.d.

25 Account book, 1843-1845. (click to access PDF)

26 Account book, 1843-1845; Memorandum book of property given to his children by General Lillard, 1846. (click below to access PDFs)

27 Inventory and appraisal of the estate of General Lillard, 1855;Settlement made with C. M. Lillard, guardian of Sarah, Minerva, and Alma; Lillard, 1858. (click to access PDF)

28 Ky. militia commissions of General Lillard, 1816-1832.

29 Resolutions on the death of Robert M. Lillard, 1866.

30 Roll of companies F and H, 5th Ky. Cavalry, C.S.A. and Co. G, 6th Ky. Inf., C.S.A..; Subscription list for the Confederate monument in Lawrenceburg, Ky. 

31 Military papers, 1814-1866.

32 Genealogical notes.

33 Broadsides and invitations.

34 Newspaper clippings.

35 Recipes.

36 Miscellaneous.

37 Miscellaneous.