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John S. Brien Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1456

John S. Brien wrote this letter to David Campbell of Franklin, Tennessee, to recover a tract of land in Hickman County for Colonel Richard R. Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dates

  • 1851 March 31

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

John S. Brien wrote this letter to David Campbell of Franklin, Tennessee, to recover a tract of land in Hickman County for Colonel Richard R. Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Smith Brien was born to Elisha and Ann (Milner) Brien on December 26, 1807. He became a lawyer in 1836 and served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1837 to 1839 and again from 1866 to 1867. He also served as the judge of the Davidson County Chancery Court from 1851 to 1853. Brien was married twice: first to Sarah Ann Ashworth and second to Rochette Howard. He had three children with each wife: William Givens, Carlton B., John D., Rochette, Lucy, and Howard. John S. Brien died in Nashville, Tennessee on November 6, 1867 and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

David Campbell was born in about 1802 in Pennsylvania. Although he was not formally educated, he studied law and practiced that profession throughout his life. He was also active in politics, serving in the Tennessee House of Representatives (1851-1853), as Chancellor of the 4th District (1886), and as a special judge on the circuit, chancery, and supreme courts. David Campbell was married three times: first to Sina H. Hamilton on January 28, 1819; second to Frances Ann Parks on October 20, 1836; and third to Ann Duff on February 13, 1848. He had at least one son, David Campbell Jr. Campbell died at home in Franklin, Tennessee on July 23, 1889 and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in February of 1987.

Repository Details

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

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