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Washington County Emancipation and Appearance Bonds

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0152

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This collection houses four bonds issued in what is now Washington County, Tennessee. The first bond, issued by the short-lived State of Franklin, ensures that William Moore will appear to answer charges that John Waddle has brought against him regarding a debt of fifty pounds. The remaining bonds free four enslaved persons belonging to William Nodding and five enslaved persons belonging to William Calvert.

Dates

  • 1786 May 7-1804 November 8

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 folder)

Abstract

This collection houses four bonds issued in what is now Washington County, Tennessee. The first bond, issued by the short-lived State of Franklin, ensures that William Moore will appear to answer charges that John Waddle has brought against him regarding a debt of fifty pounds. The remaining bonds free four enslaved persons belonging to William Nodding and five enslaved persons belonging to William Calvert.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Nodding (said to be from Yorkshire, England) and his wife Mary had at least seven children: Sarah (Nodding) McCray, Mary (Nodding) Bayless, William, Eleanor, Alice, John, and Elizabeth (Nodding) Calvert. The family emigrated from Virginia to Tennessee in about 1779 and Nodding bought land in Washington County in 1781. William Nodding died in about 1812 in Washington County, Tennessee.

William Kinte Calvert was born in Montgomery County, Maryland on February 26, 1757. He married Elizabeth Nodding (daughter of William Nodding above) and the couple had at least eleven children: John, William, Patrick, Nancy, Leonard, Sarah, Mary, Alice, Elizabeth, Nodding, and Jabez. William Calvert most likely died in 1834 in either Tennessee or Missouri.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Alice Hunt Lynn Howell and Sarah O'Brien Lynn donated these papers to Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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