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Abraham Swaggerty Deposition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0431

In this deposition, Abraham Swaggerty testifies that he helped to survey 675 acres of land that the State of North Carolina granted to Robert Reed in 1787. This tract was included in a parcel that James Corbus and William Murphy disputed ownership of.

Dates

  • 1818 July 18

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this deposition, Abraham Swaggerty testifies that he helped to survey 675 acres of land that the State of North Carolina granted to Robert Reed in 1787. This tract was included in a parcel that James Corbus and William Murphy disputed ownership of.

Biographical/Historical Note

Abraham Swaggerty, son of Fredrick Swaggerty, was born in 1755 in Cumberland, Pennysylvania. At the age of 20, he joined the American Revolution and was apart of the Pennsylvania Riflemen who were led by Colonel William Thompson. They marched to Boston, Massachusettes to join the First Pennsylvania Regiment. He was wounded in battle and taken prisoner to New York City until July 1776. After the war, he moved to North Carolina. He ended up doing quite a bit of surveying work in Tennessee. In 1822, Swaggerty died in Tennessee.

Arrangement

This 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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