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Davidson County, Tennessee Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1454

These fifteen documents from Davidson County, Tennessee include receipts for whiskey (March 1812) and for cotton (February 1857), bail bonds for John B. West (September 1819) and for John M. Cayce (July 1873), an indenture and a tax bill for Joseph and Robert Woods (1824), promissory notes and notarized demands for payment from W. Hassell Hunt (June 1835) and D.A. Cushman (January 1844), a fire insurance certificate from Mutual Protection Insurance of Nashville (December 1851), and letters documenting other financial matters.

Dates

  • 1812-1873

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

These fifteen documents from Davidson County, Tennessee include receipts for whiskey (March 1812) and for cotton (February 1857), bail bonds for John B. West (September 1819) and for John M. Cayce (July 1873), an indenture and a tax bill for Joseph and Robert Woods (1824), promissory notes and notarized demands for payment from W. Hassell Hunt (June 1835) and D.A. Cushman (January 1844), a fire insurance certificate from Mutual Protection Insurance of Nashville (December 1851), and letters documenting other financial matters.

Biographical/Historical Note

The State Legislature of North Carolina formed Davidson County in 1783. It is named after William L. Davidson, a North Carolina officer who was killed in the Revolutionary War. The county seat, Nashville, was founded during the winter of 1779-1780 and is the oldest white settlement in middle Tennessee. Although Nashville has long been the area's center for transportation, commerce, and culture, it did not become the capital of Tennessee until 1827. This status was made permanent in 1843, and Nashville remains the state capital today.

Arrangement Note

This collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these documents in July of 1987.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480