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Territory of the United States South of the Ohio River Superior Court Judgment

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1138

The collection consists of one item, a judgment issued against James Richardson, the former Sheriff of Greene County in the Washington District of the Southwest Territories. The judgment summons him to the next meeting of the Superior Court of Law in Jonesborough in a few months time. It was written by James Aiken, clerk of the Superior Court of Law of Washington District, Tennessee, to the current sheriff of the time of Greene County, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1795

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

The collection consists of one item, a judgment issued against James Richardson, the former Sheriff of Greene County in the Washington District of the Southwest Territories. The judgment summons him to the next meeting of the Superior Court of Law in Jonesborough in a few months time.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Territory of the United States South of the Ohio River, otherwise known as the Southwest Territory, existed from 1790 to 1796 when it was incorporated into the United States as the state of Tennessee. The territory consisted of two administrative districts, the Washington District in the northwest and the Mero District in and around Nashville. The judgment in this collection was issued in the Washington District against the former Sherriff of Greene County, James Richardson, Esquire.

James Aiken was the clerk of the Superior Court of Law for Washington District of the State of Tennessee.

James Richardson was married to Anna Wilson on September 2, 1782. In May of 1787, he was elected as Sheriff of Greene County in Tennessee. He was Sheriff until 1792. After him came William L. Lovely who was Sheriff from 1792-1794, and George Conway, who was Sheriff from 1794-1800. Conway would have been the man that the letter from Aiken would have gone to.

No other biographical information could be found regarding James Aiken and James Richardson, Esquire.

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