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S. D. Cabaniss Expense Report Regarding Martha Allen

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1033

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S. D. Cabaniss created this list to document the expenses that Martha Allen incurred during her trip to and from Lexington to visit her daughter Virginia Allen at Elk River. The majority of the charges are for lodging and pikeage, but several document such purchases as a pair of boots for the driver, a Bible for Virginia Allen, and several articles of clothing.

Dates

  • 1846 February 27-March 20

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

1.8 Linear Feet

Abstract

S. D. Cabaniss created this list to document the expenses that Martha Allen incurred during her trip to and from Lexington to visit her daughter Virginia Allen at Elk River. The majority of the charges are for lodging and pikeage, but several document such purchases as a pair of boots for the driver, a Bible for Virginia Allen, and several articles of clothing.

Biographical/Historical Note

Septimus Douglas Cabaniss was born on December 18, 1815 in Madison County, Alabama to Charles and Lucy Cabaniss. He graduated from the University of Virginia before moving to Alabama to practice law. His most prominent case involved overseeing the Samuel Townsend estate. He married Virginia Shepherd on June 20, 1843, and they had several children. Cabaniss served in the Alabama State Legislature from 1861 to 1863 and died in 1889.

Martha Allen is most likely Martha P. W. (Cabaniss) Allen, who was born on December 1, 1797 in Madison County, Alabama. She married Drury Allen on January 21, 1818, and they had a daughter named Virginia R. Allen in 1824. Drury Allen died in 1840, and Martha Allen died in 1881.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single 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