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Fifth Survey District of Tennessee's Land Survey Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2424
Abstract

This collection consists of the Fifth Survey District of Tennessee's land entry survey book for the years 1811- 1815. It includes sketches and descriptions of land bought and sold in the area, names of land owners and descriptions of their property, and sketches of land plots in Knox, Claiborne, Anderson, Jefferson, Grainger, and Sevier Counties during these years.

Dates: 1811-1815

Joseph W. Headrick Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0921
Abstract

This land grant gives Joseph W. Headrick and his heirs a tract of 231 acres in Jefferson County, Tennessee. It includes a handwritten description of the boundaries (surveyed on April 27, 1837) and was witnessed by James K. Polk on November 23, 1839.

Dates: 1839 April 15

William Doherty, James Doherty, and S. Johnson Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0259
Abstract In 1796, William Doherty began using this ledger to keep track of the sales he made in his general store. The items he carried included corn, whiskey, venison, beef, horse feed, fabric (including silk), casket ornaments, and sundries. James Doherty took over his business in 1800 and continued the ledger until February of 1803. The ledger then remained unused until 1870, when an otherwise unknown S. Johnson of Bellefonte (Jackson County) Alabama began using it to keep track of the business...
Dates: 1796 September 1-1803 February 8, 1870-1881 November 20