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Rev. James King (Washington County, Tenn.) Tax Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2409

This receipt documents Rev. James King's payment of $40.76 in taxes to Washington County, Tenn., for 1847.

Dates

  • 1847

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This receipt documents Rev. James King's payment of $40.76 in taxes to Washington County, Tenn., for 1847.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born April 13, 1778, at Harrisburg, Pa., Rev. James King was educated at Middletown, Pa. In 1795, he moved with his parents to Jonesboro, Tenn. (Washington County) where he began his studies for the ministry in the Methodist Church. He was placed in charge of a circuit in Kentucky and Ohio in 1806 and was made an elder by Bishop William McKendree on November 7, 1810. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife, Lydia, returned to Tennessee, where they remained for more than twenty years. King was opposed to slavery and presented numerous petitions against it to the Tennessee legislature. He died on March 8, 1849.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of Special Collections.

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
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