The Deposition Book at the Clark County Courthouse contains the testimony of pioneers recorded in land actions between 1795 and 1814. The present work provides annotated transcriptions of the... More > book’s 222 depositions, plus explanatory material that includes a description and location of 112 tracts of land, 235 biographical sketches of the individuals involved and 45 place name descriptions. A brief explanation of Kentucky’s land grant system is also included, as well as a full name index.
The depositions contain a wealth of historical material along with a treasure-trove of genealogically important data. Particularly noteworthy are six depositions by Daniel Boone. We can examine Boone’s own account of the naming of Lulbegrud Creek and the rescue of the Boone-Calloway girls after their capture by a band of Shawnees. The deponents include well-known figures in early Kentucky—Boone, George Rogers Clark, Michael Stoner, John “Wildcat” McKinney—and Clark County’s earliest settlers.< Less