Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814

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Soldier, jurist, and frontiersman.

From the description of Papers of John Cleves Symmes, 1788-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067829

After serving as a New Jersey legislator, judge, and Continental Congressman, Symmes purchased a million acres in Ohio in 1787, where he established several settlements including Cincinnati.

From the description of ADS : New York, N.Y., 1786 Apr. 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626085

The collection consists of a photostat of a letter from Symmes in Vincennes to Robert Morris in New York, June 22, 1790. Symmes describes Vincennes and its citizens, problems with land titles, and his colleague on the bench.

From the description of Letter, 1790 June 22, Vincennes, Ind. [to] Robert Morris, New York. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 19771892

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives, 1743-1984 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Taylor, James, 1769-1848. James Taylor and family papers, 1783-1845. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Gratz, Simon. Alphabetical collection, 1677-1910. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Short-Harrison-Symmes Families Papers, 1760-1878, (bulk 1800-1860) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Anderson-Latham family : papers, 1711-1911. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Whipple, John, d. 1837. John Whipple papers, 1802-1820 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library
creatorOf Baldwin, John William, 1827-1896. Papers 1803-1915. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Livingston, William, 1723-1790. William Livingston family papers, 1695-1788. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Reuben T. Durrett Collection on Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley (University of Chicago. Library). Abstracts of deeds, conveyances, and mortgages : manuscript copies, [1794]-[1856]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Statesman autograph collection, 1680-1965. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814. Papers, 1790 July 10. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Shippen family. Papers, 1749-1899. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Symmes, John Cleves, 1780-1829. Draper manuscripts: John Cleves Symmes papers, 1791-1846. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814. Papers of John Cleves Symmes, 1788-1796. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820. Papers, 1776-1865. Library of Congress
creatorOf Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836. Know all men by these presents that we Simon Kenton and William Ward both of the eleventh range of the Miami purchase in the county of Green & state of Ohio are held and firmly bound unto John Cleves Symmes of Cincinnati in the county of Hamilton & said state of Ohio in the full and just sum of four thousand dollars ... : bond, 1804 Apr. 20. Newberry Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876 (bulk:1700-1800) New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Giles, William B. Papers, 1802 Mar. 26. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Symmes, Susanna. Indiana Territory land sale letter, October 15, 1801. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Symmes, John Cleves. Papers, no date. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Northwest territory legislation, 1801-1802. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District). Equity dockets and case files, 1790-1847 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814. Papers 1803-1810 Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Draper manuscripts: Draper's notes, 1841-1868. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927,. Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Tiffin, Edward, 1766-1829. Papers, 1779-1827, 1888, 1964. Library of Congress
referencedIn Elisha Kent Kane Papers, Bulk, 1843-1857, 1810-1953 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. [Letter] 1792 November 25, Treasury Department, [to] Israel Ludlow. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Tharp, John, 1751-1819. John Tharp papers, 1797-1813. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Washington and Lee University. Library. Manuscript collection, 1777-1869. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814. Symmes Tract records, 1787-1792. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Livingston, William, 1723-1790. William Livingston Family papers II, 1789-1822. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Patterson, Robert, 1753-1827. Draper manuscripts: Robert Patterson papers, 1758-1855. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library
creatorOf Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814. Letter, 1790 June 22, Vincennes, Ind. [to] Robert Morris, New York. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944,. Autograph collection, 1683-1929. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814. ADS : New York, N.Y., 1786 Apr. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Baldwin, John William, 1827-1896. person
associatedWith Bamberger, Louis, 1855-1944, person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927, person
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Giles, William B. person
associatedWith Gratz, Simon. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
associatedWith Harrison family family
associatedWith Imlay, Gilbert, 1754?-1828? person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857 person
associatedWith Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836. person
associatedWith Kountze, De Lancey, d. 1946, person
associatedWith Patterson, Robert, 1753-1827. person
associatedWith Sargent, Winthrop. person
associatedWith Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820. person
associatedWith Shippen family. family
associatedWith Short family family
associatedWith Simms family family
associatedWith Symmes, John Cleves, 1780-1829. person
associatedWith Symmes, Susanna. person
associatedWith Taylor, James, 1769-1848. person
associatedWith Tharp, John, 1751-1819. person
associatedWith Tiffin, Edward, 1766-1829. person
associatedWith Turner, G. person
associatedWith United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District). corporateBody
associatedWith Washington and Lee University. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Whipple, John, d. 1837 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Vincennes (Ind.)
Ohio
Ohio
Indiana--Vincennes
Northwest, Old
Northwest, Old
Subject
Patents
Tenant farmers
Judges
Courts
Occupation
Jurists
Soldiers
Frontiersmen
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Birth 1742

Death 1814-02-26

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