Societies (12 societies)
Colored People's Union Benevolent Society No. 1
Founded May 1st 1843
See: Constitution and By-Laws of the Colored People's Union Benevolent
Society No. 1 of Lexington (Lexington: William Purnell, 1877)
Colored People's Union Benevolent Society No.2
In existence in 1852 to assist with burial costs.
Ladies Benevolent Society
Founded in Lexington in 1821
Lexington Orphan Asylum
Founded in 1833 to care for children orphaned by a cholera epidemic. It
was located in Third Street.
Orphan Society of Lexington
Formed in 1833 to operate the Lexington Orphan Asylum.
It was managed by 24 women drawn from the various protestant churhces in the
city. Frist officers elected October 16, 1833 were Abby V. Sayre (1st directress),
Syna Richardson (2nd directress), Maria C. Gratz (secretary and wife of Benjamin
Gratz, the moving force behind the society) and Sarah Ward (treasurer). Incorporated
See: Record Books 1833-1859; 1895-1978 at University of Kentucky; 1st
Annual Meeting of the Orphan Society of Lexington (Lexington: T.T &
W.D. Skillman, 1834) [copy at UKY]
St. Andrew's Society
Founded in Lexington in 1798
Louisville Bethel Union
Founded in 1830
See: Sailor's Magazine 3 (1830-31) 34, 98-99.
Louisville Female Provident Society
In existence in 1840
See: 1st Annual Report of the Louisville Female Provident Society
(Louisville: Prentice & Weissinger, 1840) [copy at UKY]
Louisville Orphan Asylum
Orphanage founded in 1831 by the Sisters of Charity.
Protestant Episcopal Orphan Asylum
See: Minutes from 1835 and other records including children's records in
Filson Club, Louisville.
St Joseph's Catholic Orphan Society
Founded in Louisville in 1849
Kentucky Baptist Home for Children
Potter's Orphan Home and School
St. Catherine's Academy
Founded in 1823 by the Sisters of Charity.