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Affidavits Regarding Ruddell's Station
Early Kentucky Surveyors and Deputy Surveyors: This listing was submitted by B.R. "Bud" Salyer, historian and general counsel for the Kentucky State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. The information was gathered from various sources, such as county surveyor books, over a period of two decades. As more names are determined, he will update this article.
Initial Land Acquisition in Kentucky: Neal Hammon, a resident of Shelby County, Kentucky, has had a lifelong interest in pioneer Kentucky history. He has published a number of books and articles in such journals as "The Filson Club History Quarterly" and "The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society". He has researched and generated numerous maps of Kentucky's early land patents. (See the "Maps" section of this website for the "Neal Hammon Collection".)
Researching Early Kentucky Tax Lists
Updated! Ron Bryant Collection: Noted Kentucky historian and author Ron Bryant now contributes articles to the Office of the Secretary of State.
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