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This certificate of incorporation laid out the details of the Singleton Colony's town company, including its purpose, term of duration, and number of directors. The document was signed by Benjamin Singleton, William Sizemore, A. D. DeFrantz, Fuel Williamson, George Wade, George Moon, John Elliott, Austin Dozier, John Davis, William Shrout, and John Wade. It was also notarized by Thomas Archer and certified by James Smith, Kansas Secretary of State.
Creator: Singleton Town Company
Date: June 24, 1879
This brief, yet informative source gives students a sense of how a town was founded. It can work in tandem with other documents about Dunlap, the Singleton Colony, and other Exoduster settlements.
Item Number: 210611
Call Number: Misc. Singleton, B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210611
Collections - Manuscript - Miscellaneous
Community Life - Town development - Town companies - Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Benjamin "Pap" Singleton
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Exoduster settlements
Date - 1870s - 1879
Government and Politics - State Government - State agencies and programs - Agencies - Secretary of State
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Certificate - Incorporation
People - African Americans - Exodusters
People - Notable Kansans - Singleton, Benjamin, 1809-1900
Places - Cities and towns - Dunlap
Places - Counties - Lyon
Places - Counties - Morris
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Certificates