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Nancy Miller Deposition

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Identifier: MS-1036

Nancy Miller gave this deposition to Charles McClung, Court Clerk of Knox County, as part of a lawsuit between Judith Miller (plaintiff) and John Smith (defendant). In it, Nancy Miller testifies that in 1798 Zachary Cox told her to get the money that he owed her from his store and that he would tell John Smith to let her have what she asked. The case was heard before the Knox County Superior Court on April 2, 1800, and Judith Miller was awarded $77.39, including $0.16 in court costs.

Dates

  • 1799 February 15

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Extent

1.8 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Nancy Miller gave this deposition to Charles McClung, Court Clerk of Knox County, as part of a lawsuit between Judith Miller (plaintiff) and John Smith (defendant). In it, Nancy Miller testifies that in 1798 Zachary Cox told her to get the money that he owed her from his store and that he would tell John Smith to let her have what she asked. The case was heard before the Knox County Superior Court on April 2, 1800, and Judith Miller was awarded $77.39, including $0.16 in court costs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles McClung was born to Matthew and Martha (Cunningham) McClung in Lancaster County, Virginia on May 31, 1761. He married Margaret White (1771-1827) on October 28, 1790, and the couple had nine children: Mary Polly Lawson (McClung) Williams (1792-1828), Hugh M. (1794; died young), Matthew (1795-1844), James White (1798-1848), Charles (1800-1827), Betsey Jones (McClung) McGhee (1803-1829), Martha (1805; died young), Hugh Lawson (1810-1891), and Margaret Ann Malinda (McClung) Alexander (1812-1864). In 1791, McClung surveyed and laid out the city of Knoxville. He went on to involve himself in politics, serving as the Knox County Court Clerk (1792-1834), functioning as a County Trustee (1794-1806), and participating in the Tennessee Constitutional Convention (1796). He also served as a charter trustee of Blount College and speculated extensively in real estate. Charles McClung died on August 9, 1835 in Harrodsburgh Springs, Kentucky.

No biographical information could be found regarding Nancy Miller, Judith Miller, Zachary Cox, or John Smith.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single 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