In the inventory of my great-great-great-great grandfather Elijah Kirtley's estate, there is the following
"1 Carpet 1 Hearth Rug and Map of U. States - value - $15.00 for all three! What a bargain.
Being the curious researcher that I am, I looked up an 1835 map (that is when Elijah died, don't have a year for the map) and found this.
At this time the Kirtleys were living in Boone county, Kentucky. Elijah at one time ran an inn. However, the inventory is proving interesting and it looks like they were quite wealthy.
The map is from the David Ramsey Map Collection.
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