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 is the name for each image. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

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

John Asturgus
Walter Beale
Nicholas Bosheirs
Joseph Boyce
James Brown
John Burks
Thomas Busley
David Clarke
James Cochren
James Collins
Gabriel Cox
H. Crist
Nicholas Crist Jr.
Nicholas Crist Sr.
Zachariah DeWit
Robert Eades
John Essrey
Benjamin Frye
Samuel Goble
Daniel Goodin
David Graibel
Iaac Harras
Nathaniel Harris
Geo. Harrison
Joshua Hobbs
Ephraim Hubbard
Thomas Hynes
Will R. Hynes
Jonathan Irons
John Jackson
George King
Hezekiah Laird
Johann Laird
Thomas Lewis
Richard Loe
William Man
Moses Mechs
Daniel Montgomery
John Mooen
Moses Moore
Thos Morton
James Nelson
Josua Newman
Thomas Nunn
Benjamin Pope
Benjamin Pope Jr.
Wm Roberts
William Samuels
Joseph Saunders
Francies Shain
Adam Shepherd
Peter Shepherd
Richard Simmons
Wm Simmons
Saml Smyth
Jno Stidger
Michael Tietz
Martin Wilims
Jarret Williams
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Jacob Yoder

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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 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: 28 Jan 2021 . Page URL: