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A. H. Hubbs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1630
Abstract

This collection houses legal documents, correspondence, and other materials documenting A. H. Hubbs' efforts to purchase land in Tennessee and establish the Tennessee Phosphate Rock Co.

Dates: 1891 December 29-1898 September 7

A. R. Reese Document

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1517
Abstract

A single handwritten deed of trust written by A. R. Reeves to R. M. Jones in Cocke County, Tennessee in 1905.

Dates: 1905

Abraham Swaggerty Deposition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0431
Abstract

In this deposition, Abraham Swaggerty testifies that he helped to survey 675 acres of land that the State of North Carolina granted to Robert Reed in 1787. This tract was included in a parcel that James Corbus and William Murphy disputed ownership of.

Dates: 1818 July 18

American Emigrant Aid and Homestead Company Letter and Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3513
Abstract This collection houses a letter that surveyor Willard Day wrote to Francis W. Tappan and other directors of the American Emigrant Aid and Homestead Company on January 15, 1859 concerning a 6,000 acre plot of land that Day owned in Crossville, Tennessee and wanted to convey to the company for a fee. The collection also houses two pocket notebooks belonging to Day documenting land held by the American Emigrant Aid and Homestead Company in both Bledsoe and Cumberland Counties, Tennessee. Many...
Dates: 1859 January 15-August, undated

Anderson County Documents

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1411
Abstract This collection houses three documents pertaining to tracts of land bought and sold in Anderson County, Tennessee. The first document, dated June 25, 1810, is an indenture for 200 acres of land that Ely Norman sold to Elizabeth Fleener for $60. The second document, dated 1815 and unclear due to water damage, is an indenture for a tract of land sold by Thomas Wilson. The third document, dated February 15, 1839, describes a transaction in which P. Obediah Ashlock sold 150 acres of land to...
Dates: 1810 June 25-1839 February 15

Andrew Jackson Indenture of Partition, Conveyance, and Release

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0735
Abstract

This indenture, made on December 5, 1822 and proven in January 1825, divides a 5,000 acre tract of land in Shelby County, Tennessee, between John Overton, James Winchester, Andrew Jackson, William Winchester, and George Winchester.

Dates: 1822 December 5, 1825 January

B. S. Williams Collection of 19th Century Knox County Deeds

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1049
Abstract

This collection consists of three deeds created in Knox County, Tennessee, between 1823 and 1836. The first, dated September 2, 1836, records a sale of seven enslaved people between Robert Campbell and Andrew McMillan. The second, dated September 7, 1823, is a deed for land in Knox County between John Rutherford and Richard Monds. The third, dated January 6, 1825, is a deed for land in Knox County between James Blackwell and his wife Elizabeth and John R. Nelson.

Dates: 1823 September 7-1836 September 2

Blount County Surveys

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1409
Abstract

These two surveys were performed on behalf of Jacob and Margaret Thomas of Blount County, Tennessee. Each document includes a chart of markers and distances, a scale drawing of the plot, and a written description of the survey. Surveyor General Robert Wear certified both surveys on February 29, 1808.

Dates: 1807 June 21-July 23

Elizabeth Goshen Indenture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1435
Abstract

This document certifies that Elizabeth Goshen (widow of Jacob Goshen) and her children James, Alexander, Caroline, Mary, and Susan sold Lot #5 on First Street in Kingsport, Tennessee to James Haggard of Hawkins County for $20.00.

Dates: 1836 January

Elkmont Property Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3263
Abstract

This collection houses photocopies of deeds and other documents showing land transfers and recording land owned by the Little River Company and the Appalachian Club in Elkmont, Tennessee. The bulk of the collection consists of land transfer deeds dating from 1881 to 1929.

Dates: 1838-1972 (bulk 1881-1929)

Fentress County Legal Documents

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1407
Abstract This collection consists of two legal documents created in Fentress County, Tennessee. The first, dated September 1826, describes an accusation of perjury that James Subtell made against Mitchell H. Fragg, who had accused Subtell of trespassing and stealing on January 15, 1825. This document is incomplete. The second document, dated January 20, 1829, verifies the legality of a deed between Jesse Wood and John Albertson. The deed documents Albertson's purchase of 200 acres of land from Wood...
Dates: 1826 September-1829 January 20

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

Francis B. Fogg Letter to D. A. Sherman

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0034
Abstract In this letter, Francis B. Fogg (Secretary of Cumberland College) tells D. A. Sherman (President of East Tennessee College) that although his institution does not object in principle to Judge White serving as council in a case involving both institutions, it does feel that the expense incurred will be too great. Fogg goes on to explain that Judge White was not willing to accept the case under the terms that Cumberland College was able to offer and so, as they had not known that East...
Dates: 1824 October 22

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

George French Documents

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1682
Abstract

This collection consists of four documents transferring land to and from George French in Knox County, Tennessee. The documents date between September 2, 1816 and February 5, 1864.

Dates: 1816 September 2-1864 February 5

Gideon Cate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0891
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of receipts and correspondence documenting Gideon Cate's general store in Blountville, Tennessee between 1837 and 1889. Also included is a photograph of the building Cate's business was housed in, several land deeds showing how Cate expanded his holdings, and Cate's phrenological profile. Additionally, the collection houses a photograph of a sophomore botany class at the University of Tennessee and a receipt of funds from Nathaniel Hart, dated from 1797.

Dates: 1797 February 27-1876 May 26, undated

Gideon Morgan Letter to John C. Calhoun

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2386
Abstract

In a letter dated August 16th, 1820, Gideon Morgan writes to John C. Calhoun regarding the lands he obtained in 1819 around the Citico Creek area of Tennessee.

Dates: 1820 August 16

Greene County Registers Office Documents

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0997
Abstract

This collection includes three documents that dictate the release and sale of Alexander Thompson's lands in part to Jacob Newman in Greene County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1845-1846

Greene County Registers Office Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1919
Abstract

Collection consists of an original document created on March 26, 1796, recording land grants distributed by Greene County in 1795. A total of 85 grants were given out. The document was written by James Stinson under the authority of Colonel Landon Carter.

Dates: 1796 March 26

Henley Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0527
Abstract This collection houses legal documents (including land grants, powers of attorney, wills, land surveys, receipts, tax assessments, and various contracts), letters, an IOU, a stock certificate, and a notebook documenting the Henley and Bayles (also spelled Bailes and Bayless) families in Tennessee. Most of the materials in the first folder show the Bayles family, particularly Reuben, Ervin (sometimes given as Erwin), Daniel, and Milton. The majority of the items in the second folder document...
Dates: 1772 December 29-1906 March 2

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