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James Scott Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1555

In this petition to the Knox County Court, James Scott explains how he came to be in debt to Douglas Olliver, declares that he has attempted to repay this obligation, and accuses Olliver of refusing to accept his payment in order to extract a larger settlement. Scott asks that the relevant paperwork be collected and examined at the court's next session so that right may be done. The document is also signed by the court's clerk, Charles McClung.

Dates

  • 1799 October 19

Language of Materials

This material 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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

In this petition to the Knox County Court, James Scott explains how he came to be in debt to Douglas Olliver, declares that he has attempted to repay this obligation, and accuses Olliver of refusing to accept his payment in order to extract a larger settlement. Scott asks that the relevant paperwork be collected and examined at the court's next session so that right may be done. The document is also signed by the court's clerk, Charles McClung.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Scott was born in about 1760. He married Jane Adams (1760-1837), and the couple had eight children: Elizabeth (Scott) McCalman, Alice Hare (Scott) Mabry, James Jr., Mary (Scott) England, Jane (Scott) Davis, Malinda (Scott) Bell, John, and William Alexander. During the American Revolutionary War, James Scott served as a Private in the Virginia and North Carolina lines. He later migrated to Blount County, Tennessee, where he built a mill on Baker's Creek in 1800. Scott died on August 30, 1823 and is buried in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in May of 1989.

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