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Hugh Graham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0129

This collection consists of a bill of sale and a land grant, both to Hugh Graham of Claiborne County, Tennessee. The bill of sale concerns the sale of a horse previously owned by Jesse Webb to Graham and is dated January 19, 1827. The land grant concerns a 75-acre tract of land granted to Graham by the State of Tennessee. It is dated September 27, 1832.

Dates

  • 1827 January 19-1832 November 12

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 oversize folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of a bill of sale and a land grant, both to Hugh Graham of Claiborne County, Tennessee. The bill of sale concerns the sale of a horse and is dated January 19, 1827. The land grant concerns a 75-acre tract of land granted to Graham by the State of Tennessee. It is dated September 27, 1832.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hugh Graham was born in Tyrone, Ireland on October 20, 1784. He then emigrated from Ireland to the United States with his family. Graham partnered with William Houston to create a mercantile business under the name of Hugh Graham & Co. He married Catherine Nenney and had eight children. Graham was one of the wealthiest men in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and he owned a large tract of land near Tazewell, Tennessee. He also had a brick house built in Tazewell that is still standing, and his private library was ranked one of the largest in the South. He died on March 22, 1865.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee Special Collections by Mrs. Mildred Eager.

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