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  Legal deposition, Daniel Powell vs. Moses Grinter
Author: No authors specified.
Date: April 23, 1859

This is a written transcript of testimony given by Rial Hoisington for a lawsuit, Daniel Powell vs. Moses Grinter. Hoisington and Powell were hired as carpenters to build and repair for Grinter's ferry service. Grinter, a Kentucky man and one of the first white settlers in present-day Wyandotte County, was hired in 1829 to operate the ferry service which crossed the Kansas River, connecting the Delaware Reserve with the Shawnee Reserve. Troops traveling between Forts Leavenworth and Scott sometimes crossed the Kansas River on a ferry operated by Moses Grinter. Grinter married Annie Marshall, a Delaware Indian whose people had been relocated to the Fort Leavenworth Indian Agency in the early 1830s.

Location of Original: KU         Call Number: RH MS 69.5.101
Item Number: 102004              Number of images: 12
Keywords: Ferries; Grinter, Moses; Hoisington, Rial; Judd, Byron; Kansas River, Kansas Territory; Lawsuits; Legal documents; Powell, Daniel; Stockton, J. Stillwell; Water transportation
 
 

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