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William Dickson Indenture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2089

With this indenture, William Dickson sells John Maloney Jr. 0.5 acres of land in Greeneville, Tennessee for $600.00. The reverse of the document bears a notation indicating that the sale was formally recorded in the Greene County Register's Office the following day.

Dates

  • 1837 May 22-23

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

Abstract

With this indenture, William Dickson sells John Maloney Jr. 0.5 acres of land in Greeneville, Tennessee for $600.00. The reverse of the document bears a notation indicating that the sale was formally recorded in the Greene County Register's Office the following day.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Dickson was born in County Antrim, Ireland, in May of 1775. He emigrated to the United States in 1791 and settled in Greeneville, Tennessee in 1796. He served as the town's first postmaster. Dickson was also involved in improving the community, serving as a trustee of Rhea Academy and helping to build a new jail and courthouse. Dickson died in Greeneville on January 2, 1843 and is buried in the Old Harmony Graveyard in Greene County, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library purchased this collection in March of 2009.

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