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Andrew Roberts Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1929

  • Staff Only

In this document Andrew Roberts, administrator of Adam Clapp's estate, petitions the Knox County Court to allow the sale of a slave named Roy so that the proceeds may be divided among Clapp's eight heirs.

Dates

  • 1852 October

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this document Andrew Roberts, administrator of Adam Clapp's estate, petitions the Knox County Court to allow the sale of a slave named Roy so that the proceeds may be divided among Clapp's eight heirs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adam Clapp was born on March 16, 1800 to David and Elizabeth Graves Clapp. He married Rebecca Roberts on September 17, 1822 in Knox County, Tennessee. The couple had seven children: Amanda (born December 15, 1824), Nancy (born February 4, 1827), Henry Roberts (born September 8, 1829), Julia Ann (born May 1, 1834), Adeline (born November 22, 1836), William (born June 2, 1839), and James Byron (born December 14, 1841). One of Clapp's brothers, Henry A. Clapp (born about 1806) and his family also lived in Knoxville. Adam Clapp died on March 18, 1843.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this document in 1992.

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