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Davidson County, Tennessee Court Judgment Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1455

Andrew Ewing of Davidson County, Tennessee wrote this letter to the sheriff of Sumner County in order to extract the remaining balance of six pounds and eleven shillings from a suit that had been brought against James Montflorence in July 1793.

Dates

  • 1793 October

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Andrew Ewing of Davidson County, Tennessee wrote this letter to the sheriff of Sumner County in order to extract the remaining balance of six pounds and eleven shillings from a suit that had been brought against James Montflorence in July 1793.

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Ewing was born on March 15, 1740. He married Susanna Shannon (1737-1818) on December 11, 1760, and had seven children with her: Andrew (1768-1830), Margaret (Ewing) Castleman (1769-1862), William (1776-1845), Amelia (Ewing) Speer (1774-1836), Nathan (1776-1830), Edley (1778-), and Elizabeth (Ewing) Shannon (1779-). He signed the Cumberland Compact in 1780 and was appointed clerk of the court by that body. In 1783, he became the first clerk of the Davidson County Court, where he served until his death. Andrew Ewing died on April 30, 1813 in Nashville, Tennessee and is buried in the Nashville City Cemetery.

James Montflorence was born James Cole in France in the mid-1700s. He added Montflorence (sometimes spelled Mountflorence) to his name in 1760. He came to America to join the Revolution in 1778 and had achieved the rank of brigade major in the North Carolina militia by 1780. After the War, he served as a deputy surveyor and land agent in middle Tennessee, worked for John Gray and Thomas Blount Merchants, founded the Clark, Montflorence, and Lewis salt industry, and in 1790 was licensed to practice law in Sumner County. Montflorence died on January 31, 1820 in Paris.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in February of 1987.

Repository Details

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

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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