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Lyman Copeland Draper
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Birth: 1815
New York, USA
Death: 1891
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

According to the 1892 book, the Drapers in America ("DIA"), Lyman Copeland Draper was the first of 4 sons born to Luke Draper and Harriet Hoisington. Lyman was b. 4 Sep 1815 Evans, Erie Co., NY, d. Madison, WI 25 Aug 1891. He was married to Lydia Chadwick and Catherine T. Hoyt, but had no children by either wife.

Lyman Copeland Draper (1815-1891) was born and raised in upstate New York, Draper's life's work was to tell the history of the "heroes of the Revolution" in the South.
Draper had a variety of occupations that let him spend considerable time gathering first hand accounts, documents and information for what was to be a series of volumes on the settlement and history of the "Trans-Allegheny West."
Draper's research involved extensive field work and many trips in the l840s gathering materials for his proposed volumes. Draper became the corresponding secretary of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Draper's correspondence and collecting continued until his death.
His manuscript collection was bequeathed to the Wisconsin Historical Society. You can find biographical information on Draper from William B. Hesseltine's biography, Pioneer's Mission: The Story of Lyman Copeland Draper (Madison, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1954).
Lyman Copeland Draper and his wife are both buried in section two, Forest HIlls Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin.

The Lyman Copeland Draper collection covers the period between the French and Indian War and the War of 1812 (ca. 1755-1815). The area of concentration is on the "Trans-Allegheny West," includeding the western Carolinas and Virginia, some parts of Georgia and Alabama, the entire Ohio River valley, and parts of the Mississippi River valley.

The Draper Manuscripts specifically indexes Revolutionary War pension applicant information. Also covered are Indian conflicts and westward explorations in which the Military played a role, such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Most of the files are Draper's research notes and correspondence. The collection is extremely varied and includes correspondence, interview notes, extracts from newspapers and other published sources, muster rolls, transcripts of official documents, and much more.
Draper interviewed living decendents of Daniel Boone, James Harrod, General Clark and other's. Historians and family researchers owe a great debt to Lyman Copeland Draper. Lyman had the foresight to know that the early history of the United States needed to be preserved for future generations.

March 2012,
Lyman's un-published book "The Life and Times of Daniel Boone" has been published. Anyone interested in Daniel Boone and James Harrod and others involved in the history of Kentucky should read this book. The role of James Harrod in the early Kentucky history is brought to life.
It is a must read to understand what happened in early Kentucky history.
Also the secret to the death of James Harrod is revealed between the lines.

John Meyer
 
 
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 Parents:
  Luke Draper (1791 - 1866)
  Harriet Hoisington Draper (1796 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Chadwick Draper (1811 - 1888)
 
 Siblings:
  Lyman Copeland Draper (1815 - 1891)
  Charles Richard Draper (1818 - 1875)*
  Warren Hoisington Draper (1820 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 006, Grave 1
 
Created by: John Andrew Meyer
Record added: Feb 24, 2008
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- BluMoKitty
 Added: Feb. 10, 2015
Thank you for recording and preserving our American History... It has helped me in furthering my own family research. RIP
- Burton Porter
 Added: Jun. 9, 2014
We need today the respect for our American history that Lyman Draper exemplified. Thanks for preserving our past.
- Clifford Mullis
 Added: Nov. 19, 2011
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