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97sc82 Guide to John B. Bibb Certificate, 1840 Staff Special Collections Special Collections Kentucky History Center Kentucky Historical Society 100 W. Broadway Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USA Phone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470 Fax: (502) 564-4701 URL: http://history.ky.gov/ Kentucky Historical Society n.d. Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, March 2000. ENG Guide to the John B. Bibb Certificate, 1840 Collection number: 97SC82 Contact Information Special Collections Kentucky History Center Kentucky Historical Society 100 W. Broadway Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USA Phone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470 Fax: (502) 564-4701 URL: http://history.ky.gov/ Processed by: Staff Date Completed: n.d. Encoded by: Thomas Enneking Copyright 1999 Kentucky Historical Society. All Rights Reserved. John B. Bibb Certificate 1840 97SC82 Bibb, John B. 1 item (1 leaf); 25 X 42 cm. Fair --> Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available. For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 0067 Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections. [Identification of item], John B. Bibb Certificate, 97SC82,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort. John B. Bibb was born on October 27, 1789, in Prince Edward County, Virginia. The Bibb family migrated to Kentucky in 1798, eventually settling in Logan County. Bibb studied law under Judge H.P. Broadnax. In 1813, Bibb joined the militia to fight in the War of 1812. He returned from the war and passed the bar in 1814. Bibb gave up his law practice in 1816, because of poor health. Bibb then became a horticulturalist and developed Bibb lettuce. He died April 12, 1840. Single item collection consisting of a certificate dated, November 3, 1840. The certificate declares that John B. Bibb, of Logan County, Kentucky, has made full payment for land in Quincy, Illinois. The document, no. 11426, was issued by the General Land Office after receiving the proper paper work to issue the land patent. It was signed by Martin Van Buren, and retains the seal that was affixed to the document. Arrangement: Original order is maintained. Land titles--Registration and transfer--Illinois United States--General Land Office Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862