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A. H. Hubbs Papers

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.

A. R. Reese Document

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.

Abraham Swaggerty Deposition

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.

American Emigrant Aid and Homestead Company Letter and Notebooks

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 of...

Anderson County Documents

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 Joseph...

Andrew Jackson Indenture of Partition, Conveyance, and Release

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.

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

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.

Blount County Surveys

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.

Elizabeth Goshen Indenture

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.

Elkmont Property Papers

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.

Fentress County Legal Documents

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 for...

Fifth Survey District of Tennessee's Land Survey Book

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.

Francis B. Fogg Letter to D. A. Sherman

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 Tennessee...

George D. Barnes Collection on Rhea County

Identifier: MS-0019
Abstract This collection contains marriage bonds, land deeds, and other legal documents of Rhea County, Tennessee, dating from 1785 to 1893.

George French Documents

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.

Gideon Cate Papers

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.

Gideon Morgan Letter to John C. Calhoun

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.

Greene County Registers Office Documents

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.

Henley Family Papers

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 the...

Hugh Graham Papers

Identifier: MS-0129
Abstract This collection consists of a bill of sale and a land grant, both to Hugh Graham of Claiborne County, Tennessee. The bill of sale concerns the sale of a horse and is dated January 19, 1827. The land grant concerns a 75-acre tract of land granted to Graham by the State of Tennessee. It is dated September 27, 1832.

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