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Richard Thompson Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0412
Abstract

This land grant records Richard Thompson's purchase of 200 acres in Hinds Valley for 50 shillings per acre. It was recorded in New Bern (Hawkins County) North Carolina, which has since become part of Knox County, Tennessee. The extensive description of boundary markers and neighboring plots is blotted and hard to read in parts. The document is witnessed by His Excellency Richard Dobbs Spaight, Governor, Captain General, and commander in Chief of North Carolina.

Dates: 1793 March 16

Roberts Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3454
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of correspondence between Thomas Roberts and several members of his family dating from 1842 to 1913. Also included are genealogical records (including handwritten narratives and lists of births, deaths, and marriages), military papers, land records (documenting holdings in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas), sermons and religious reflections, and a scrapbook.

Dates: 1827-1914, 2009

Sevier County Communities and Land Grants Research

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3918
Overview

Collection contains scans of documents listing the original land grants for Sevier County. These scans were likely made on August 19, 1976. Also included is a copy of a map displaying the original communities in Sevier County and a copy of a newspaper article describing how the list of land grants was recently made available to the public. All of the original documents were created circa 1970s.

Dates: circa 1970s

Tennessee Company Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1898
Abstract

Colletion consists of an original document confirming the sale of land from the state of Georgia to the Tennessee Company, owned by Zachariah Cox and Matthias Maber. The item was signed on January 24th, 1795. It specifies the amount of land and its boundaries, marking starting and ending areas with waterways like Bear Creek and the Tennessee River.

Dates: 1795 January 24

Tennessee Company Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1899
Abstract

Collection consists of an original document confirming the sale of land from the state of Georgia to the Tennessee Company, owned by Zachariah Cox and Matthias Maber. The item was signed on January 24, 1795. It specifies the amount of land and its boundaries, marking starting and ending areas with waterways like the Tennessee River and uses latitude and longitude.

Dates: 1795 January 24

Thomas Brantingham Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2453
Abstract

This collection contains one letter, dated January 12, 1816, from Thomas D. Brantingham to John Sanders, both of New York. Brantingham discusses property he has for sale, including land in Tennessee warranted by John Sevier.

Dates: 1816 January 12

Thomas Hopkins Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1860
Abstract

This collection houses land deeds, genealogical notes, and other papers documenting Thomas Hopkins (1764-1836) and his family in Tennessee.

Dates: 1814 January 23-1844 January 22, 1905 March 21-1916 December 7

William Dickson Indenture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2089
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.

Dates: 1837 May 22-23

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

William Harris Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1413
Abstract

This document, signed by Governor Willie Blount on August 6, 1812, grants a parcel of land in Blount County to William Harris. It includes a detailed table and map showing the tract's exact location.

Dates: 1812 August 6

William Polk Indenture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1587
Abstract

This collection includes a land indenture dated March 24, 1824 signed by William Polk.

Dates: 1824 March 24

William S. Shoemaker Land Deed

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3308
Abstract

This land deed assigns ownership of 80 acres of land in Hamilton County, Tennessee to William S. Shoemaker. It was issued and signed by Governor James C. Jones and dated April 5, 1842.

Dates: 1842 April 5

William Ward Land Entry

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2446
Abstract

This collection contains one document from 1791 by entry taker Landon Carter. It notes a land entry taken in 1778 for William Ward on the Little Nolichucky Creek. On the back is a handwritten copy of the original survey. The document is signed by Landon Carter as entry-taker.

Dates: 1791 August 15

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