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Humphrey Scroggins Indenture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1159

This collection consists of a single document detailing the debt that Humphrey Scroggins, Bartley Scroggins, and Russell Bean owed John Samms in Washington County, Tennessee, in 1791. It states that Humphrey Scroggins, Bartley Scroggins, and Russell Bean owe John Samms one hundred pounds. This claim was not to be declared void unless Humphrey Scroggins were to fight against the suit and win or pay the suit.

Dates

  • 1791 April 15

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of a single document detailing the debt that Humphrey Scroggins, Bartley Scroggins, and Russell Bean owed John Samms in Washington County, Tennessee, in 1791.

Biographical/Historical Note

Russell Bean was born in 1769 in Washington County, TN to Capt. William Bean (1721-1782) and Lydia Russell (1726-1788). Bean is considered the first white child born in Tennessee. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the War of 1812 in the East Tennessee Militia. Bean married Rasamond Robertson (1775-circa 1850) in 1789 and they had eight children together. He died circa 1826.

Little biographical information is known about Humphrey Scroggins, Bartley Scroggins, and John Samms other than they each owned land in Washington County, TN.

Arrangement

This collection is in one 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