Rhyan Family Collection
Dates:  1831-1883
Accession Number:  800615A
Donor: Vigo County Historical Society
Description:  One ledger book and five file folders in a flat storage box:
                            one flat enclosure in the map case

Content and Scope of Collection

This collection consists of an account book and other financial documents belonging to Henry Rhyan, a native of Virginia.  After settling in Fayette township he practiced the cooper's trade until his death on March 24, l888 at age 83.  Also included are deeds transferring property and letters (mostly from Nicholas Rhyan) during the 1870s. 

Identical names can be found in the William A. Grigsby Account Books of Putnamville, IN, which is also contained in this document case.

Items in Folder 2a and Map Case #3 were transferred from the Rhyan Family File in Special Collections in May 2005.

Flat Storage Box






Account Book






Index to Rhyan Account Book





Folder 1

Miscellaneous Account Sheets





Folder 2

Correspondence of Henry Rhyan





Folder 2a






Folder 3

Promissory Notes





Folder 4 

Notice of Assessment





Map Case # 3






Letter from John Rhyan to Henry Rhyan

Dec. 12, 1861





Deed:  John Drayer to George Rinker. 2 encapsulated documents

Aug. 4, 1830





Deed:  George Rinker to Thomas Stanley

July, 1831





Deed:  Henry Rhyan to Isaac Bolton and George Tellotsin

Nov. 15, 1846





Deed:  Thomas Stanley to Henry Rhyan

Feb. 12, 1847





Deed:  John Shuey to Church

Jan. 16, 1849





Deed:  Henry Smith to United Brethren Church Trustees

Feb. 24, 1857





Deed:  John Hay to William S. Shuey

Nov. 9, 1857