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Gideon J. Pillow Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0933

Gideon J. Pillow (then in Columbia, Tennessee) wrote this letter to Reah Frazier in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In it, Pillow discusses the possible outcomes of a recent election.

Dates

  • 1844 November 12

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for research use. Readers 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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Gideon J. Pillow (then in Columbia, Tennessee) wrote this letter to Reah Frazier in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In it, Pillow discusses the possible outcomes of a recent election.

Biographical/Historical note

Gideon Johnson Pillow was born on June 8, 1806 in Williamson County, Tennessee. A farmer and lawyer in Memphis, Pillow also served as a Brigadier General in the Mexican-American War and Civil War. He was a friend of James K. Polk and helped him to secure the presidential nomination in 1844. Pillow was married twice: once to Mary Martin and once to Mary Trugg. He died on October 8, 1878 in Helena, Arkansas.

Reah Frazier was born to William and Susanna (Carpenter) Frazier in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on June 27, 1804. Frazier worked as a lawyer in Lancaster. He married Abby Steele on September 28, 1843. Frazier died on December 30, 1856.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

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