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First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville Certificate of Dismission Regarding James W. Deaderick

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1784

This certificate of dismission, signed by James Park for the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee, indicates that James W. Deaderick has been dismissed by his own request and is affectionately recommended to the fellowship of the First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, Tennessee. A later hand has added Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tennessee above Deaderick's name.

Dates

  • 1885 September 15

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (one folder)

Abstract

This certificate of dismission, signed by James Park for the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee, indicates that James W. Deaderick has been dismissed by his own request and is affectionately recommended to the fellowship of the First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, Tennessee. A later hand has added Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tennessee above Deaderick's name.

Biographical/Historical Note

James William Deaderick was born to David and Margaret (Anderson) Deaderick in Jonesboro, Tennessee on November 12, 1812. He attended East Tennessee College but did not graduate. He married Adeline Shelby McDowell (1814-1904) on November 8, 1832 and the couple had ten children: Arthur Von Albade (1833-1929), Shelby McDowell (1834-1863), Anna Mary (Deaderick) Van Dyke (1836-1911), James Galitzen (1838-1918), David Franklin (1840-1899), William Wallace (1842-1913), Alfred Shelby (1846-1907), Lewis Clifton (1847-1932), Charles Alexander (1851-), and Adeline McDowell (Deaderick) Moon (1854-1948). Deaderick went into business in the 1830s, operating a store in Cheek's Cross Roads in Jefferson County, Tennessee. After the store failed in approximately 1837, President Tyler appointed him as an Indian Agent in Iowa. After returning to Jonesboro, Deaderick read law under Judge S. J. W. Lucky and was admitted to the Bar in 1844. He served in the Tennessee State Senate from 1851 to 1852 and was loyal to the Confederacy throughout the Civil War. He was elected to the Tennessee Supreme Court as one of the Judges from East Tennessee in 1870 and became Chief Justice after the death of Judge Nicholson in 1876. Deaderick was re-elected as a Judge from the state at large in 1878 and continued to serve as Chief Justice until he retired in 1886. He died in Jonesboro, Tennessee on October 8, 1890.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This certificate is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

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

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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