Stewart, John Frew

Four manuscript survey plats of Kentucky land.

Four manuscript plats of Kentucky land.

DESCRIPTION: One lot of four manuscript plats of Kentucky real estate on surveyors' tracing cloth from ca. 1900. Attributed to John Frew Stewart of Paintsville, Kentucky. Includes a MS list of other maps sent out by Stewart in 1900.

John Frew Stewart (1833-1906) studied law at the office of Moore and Gallup at Louisa, and obtained a license to practice law in 1860. He was elected county attorney for Lawrence County, Kentucky in August, 1862. The next month Frew joined the Union army as a private and swiftly obtained the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Thirty-ninth Kentucky volunteers and again as major of his regiments in November, 1864. Stewart held several government positions including Deputy Collector for the Internal Revenue, county school commissioner, and county judge.

Proceeding clockwise from upper left the maps include:
  • Adam Harmon Farm, 600 acres situated on a branch of the Stillwater River in Wolfe County, 5 miles from Campton. Size: 9" X 8"
  • Plat of 131 3/4 acres tract on a branch of Gladys Creek. Rowan County, KY.
  • Signed list of maps and plots
  • Plat of land of 139 acres on the Tire Branch of White Oak Creek in Mugoffin, Co. Kentucky
  • Plat of 250 acres on the left fork of Craney Creek, Morgan County, KY.
  • CREATOR: Stewart, John Frew


    GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States


    CONDITION: Fair.  Solid on surveyors tracing cloth but browned.

    COLORING: Original hand color


    SIZE: 9 " x 8 "


    PRICE: $250


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