Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/04 by Benjamin Clark. Finding aid updated 2015/11/09 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
This collection contains indentures for real estate purchased by members of the Shipley family.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Shipley Family indentures, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data:
John Shipley was born circa 1800 in Delaware, and his wife, Rhoda was born circa 1805 in the same state. Together, the couple farmed land in Henry County, Indiana. Joseph Shipley was born circa 1820 in Delaware and was a farmer in Henry County as well. The census data is not clear as to the familial connection between John and Rhoda Shipley and Joseph Shipley, but the assumption is that they were indeed related.