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Andrew Wilkins Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1690
Abstract

This collection consists of a land grant presenting Andrew S. Wilkins 40 acres of land in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1840 May 27

Conner Burnette Collection of Knox County, Tennessee Land Deeds

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2819
Abstract

This collection contains seven land deeds and six land grants from Knox County and, specifically, Knoxville, Tennessee. Two of the land grants are signed by governors of Tennessee, William Carroll in 1839 and William B. Campbell in 1852. Another land grant is signed by John Sevier. Two clerks, M. S. Patterson and R. A. Brown signed the Clerk and Master's Deeds.

Dates: 1808, 1835-1879, 1901, 1924, 1939

Drury M. Haddick Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0369
Abstract

This collection consists of one land grant from the United States government to Drury M. Haddick for his service in the military. He served as a private in the Captain Battles' Company, Second Regiment, in the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers in the Florida War.

Dates: 1859 November 3

George D. Barnes Collection on Rhea County

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0019
Abstract

This collection contains marriage bonds, land deeds, and other legal documents of Rhea County, Tennessee, dating from 1785 to 1893.

Dates: 1785-1893

Green Hill Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0228
Abstract

This collection contains a land grant from the State of Tennessee for Mr. Green Hill, totaling 40 acres in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The document bears the signature of Governor John Sevier.

Dates: 1809 January 20

Jeremiah Mayner Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0370
Abstract

This collection consists of one land grant from the United States government to Jeremiah Mayner for his service in the military. He served as a private in Captain Powell’s Company during the Florida War.

Dates: 1856 January 15

John Dulwitt Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1681
Abstract

This collection consists of one document granting John Dulwitt thirty-one and one-quarter acres of land in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1809 June 16

Moses Swofford Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1688
Abstract

This collection consists of a land grant presenting Moses Swofford 80 acres of land in Polk County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1842 March-April

North Carolina Land Grant to George Doherty

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3740
Abstract

This collection consists of a handwritten land grant dated July 10, 1788 from the state of North Carolina to George Doherty for 5,000 acres in Giles County (now in Tennessee) on Richland Creek.

Dates: 1788 July 10

Reuben Gunter Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1689
Abstract

This collection consists of a land grant presenting Reuben Gunter 40 acres of land in Polk County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1840 May 1

Rhea Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0002
Abstract

This collection consists of material relating to the Rhea family of Sullivan County, Tennessee and covers the time period 1807-1931. Contained within the collection are Civil War-era records, John Rhea's financial transactions, Sons of Temperance financial transactions, material on Samuel Rhea's missionary trips to Persia, and John Rhea's correspondence. Also are included are Rhea genealogical material and various church records.

Dates: 1807-1931

State of Tennessee Land Grant Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0141
Abstract

This collection includes land grants from the State of Tennessee to Nashville University and East Tennessee College. All were signed in 1939 by Governor James K. Polk and Secretary Luke Lea.

Dates: 1839 November 12-18

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

The Tennessee Bee-hive, or Early (1778-1791) North Carolina Land Grants in the Volunteer State

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0419
Abstract

This index, titled The Tennessee Bee-hive, or Early (1778-1791) North Carolina Land Grants in the Volunteer State, lists the names of 3,151 Revolutionary War soldiers who received land grants in Tennessee as a reward for their military service. A preface describes where this information was found and outlines some of the features of American westward migration.

Dates: 1949

Thomas Coffman Land Grants

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0060
Abstract

These two land grants gave Thomas Coffman and his heirs 375 acres of land in Jefferson County, Tennessee. They describe the locations of the land and are signed by Governor William Carroll.

Dates: 1827 February 10-1833 October 11

Trotter Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0230
Abstract

This collection contains documents from 1810 to 1917 concerning the Trotter family of Sevier County, Tennessee, including ledgers, legal documents, letters and other materials.

Dates: 1810-1917

William Tarwater Deed

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1691
Abstract

This collection consists of a deed giving William Tarwater land in Tennessee in January 1840.

Dates: 1840 January 18