The Bullitt County History Museum

Signatures to Decipher

In 1793 a large group of men petitioned Isaac Shelby to establish a fortified post at the mouth of Salt River. As all of them signed the letter, we are trying to identify each of them. The images below are taken directly from the letter, and we need your help in determining the names.

Some are clear and bold, easy to read. Others are either poorly written, faint, or both. We have listed what we think are the names in each image.

If you can help us determine the names we haven't deciphered, or correct names we have incorrectly identified, please note the image number and the name number. Then use the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page, and send us a message.


Adam Shepherd, Geo. Harrison, Walter Beale, Thomas Lewis, George King


Garbiel Cox, Ephraim Hubbard, Thos Morton, Benjamin Pope


Benjamin Pope Jr., H. Crist, Joseph Saunders, Benjamin Frye


Will R. Hynes, Jno Stidger, Nicholas Crist Sr., Nicholas Crist Jr.


Thomas Hynes, Jacob Yoder, Saml Smyth, Moses Moore


John Burks, Jonathan Irons, William Man, James Cochren


Daniel Goodin, Daniel Wilson, John Essrey, David Clarke, Wm Roberts


Zachariah DeWit(?), James Brown, Daniel Mon'tgor(Montgomery), Daniel Wilson


Martin Wilims, John Asturgus, Nicholas Bosheirs, William Samuels, James Nelson


Josua Newman, Robert Eades, Thomas Nunn, Sameul Goble


John Mooen, Moses Mechs, Joshua Hobbs, Nathaniel Harris


Iaac Harras, Peter Shepherd, Thomas Busley, Francies Shain


David Graibel, Michael Tietz, Johann Laird


Hezekiah Laird, James Collins, Joseph Boyce


John Jackson, Richard Loe, Jarret Williams, Wm Simmons, Richard Simmons

The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 13 Jul 2015 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/signatures/signatures.html