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John Collinsworth Court Summons

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1157

This collection contains a single document written by David Campbell on August 15, 1794. The document is a court summons for John Collinsworth, a Washington County, Tennessee resident, to receive judgment for the money he owed fellow Washington County resident John King.

Dates

  • 1794 August 15

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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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

This collection contains a single document written by David Campbell on August 15, 1794. The document is a court summons for John Collinsworth, a Washington County, Tennessee resident, to receive judgment for the money he owed fellow Washington County resident John King.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Virginia in 1750, David Campbell joined the Continental Army in 1776 and rose to the rank of major. Prior to 1783, he moved to Greene County, Tennessee, where he became involved in the State of Franklin movement. He was named chief judge of the State of Franklin and served as a member of the Council of State. In 1792, Campbell served on a national government-sponsored commission to run and segregate Cherokee people and land. In the first legislature of Tennessee, Campbell was defeated by William Cocke for a senate seat. He was then elected to the Superior Court, a position he held until 1809 when he was defeated by James Trimble. His time with the Superior Court was marked by an unsuccessful 1803 attempt to impeach him for misconduct in office. Nominated to a federal judgeship in the Mississippi Territory in March 1811, bad health prevented him from serving in this position. Campbell died in 1812 at his home near Lenoir City, Tennessee.

No biographical information is known for John Collinsworth and John King.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

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
865-974-4480