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Alexander Moffitt Bond

Identifier: MS-2448
Abstract This collection contains one appearance bond from Washington County, NC (now Tennessee), for William Hall and William Porsley, who are bound to Sheriff Edmond Williamson for $1000. It is signed by William Hall, William Porsley, and Deputy Sheriff Alexander Moffitt. December 8, 1788.

Andrew Jackson Bond

Identifier: MS-2449
Abstract This collection contains an 1822 bond for a $3,500 suit brought by Bennett Smith against the estate of his son-in-law John Hutchings. From Hutchings, Andrew Jackson's business partner, Smith sought to recover a debt arising over the sale of slaves. Andrew Jackson represented Hutchings' son, Andrew Jackson Hutchings, as guardian in the suit.

Cline Family Papers

Identifier: MS-3177
Abstract This collection houses records documenting the Cline family. It includes a delayed birth certificate for Charlie Winford Cline (born 1889) from 1955, an agreement of Joe Cline's heirs in 1930, and a deed recording property sold to the family in 1927.

David Mabray & Robert D. McLean Indenture

Identifier: MS-2548
Abstract This June 26, 1841, indenture between Sheriff David Mabray and Robert D. McLean of Yallabusha County, Mississippi, pertains to a transfer of property. It is recorded and signed by clerk D. M. Rayburn on the 20th of July, 1841.

George Barkley Bond Indenture

Identifier: MS-1156
Abstract In this indenture document, Waightstile (usually spelled Waightstill) Avery, John Blair McMahon, and John Thomas of North Carolina indebt themselves jointly to George Barkley for the sum of 44 pounds. Additionally, Avery alone indebts himself to Barkley for 22 pounds.

George Farragut Papers

Identifier: MS-2406
Abstract The George Farragut Papers, 1797, contain legal documents related to a case between Farragut and John Hagey in Knox County court.

Horace Maynard Letter

Identifier: MS-2253
Abstract In this March 7, 1869 letter to Austin L. Green (Clerk of the County Court in Kingston, Tenn.), Horace Maynard apologizes for leaving court with a note that Green had given him to examine. He goes on to ask Green to search the family's papers to see if any similar notes are present.

John Hillsman Tax Receipt

Identifier: MS-2397
Abstract This tax receipt notes John Hillsman's return of 68,200 acres of land in Grainger County, Tenn., as payment for taxes for the year 1799.

John W. Green Papers

Identifier: MS-0025
Abstract This collection contains legal and financial papers documenting the lives of John W. Green and his wife, Ellen (McClung) Green. Among these materials are receipts, rental property records, deeds, wills, an obituary book, photographs, and diaries kept by Eliza Morgan McClung and Eliza Mills McClung.

Joseph A. Mabry Receipt

Identifier: MS-2426
Abstract This collection contains a receipt to Joseph A. Mabry from Rolfe S. (?) Saunders, promising repayment of a loan, dated August 22, 1870.

Joseph Bates Documents

Identifier: MS-3078
Abstract This collection consists of two documents recording transactions involving Joseph Bates and witnessed by Overton county clerk John Daugherty. The first document, dated November 5, 1838, records Bates' loaning of an enslaved woman of forty named Tiller and a boy of 10 named Thomas to Robert Mitchell. The second, dated August 4, 1845 concerns land sold to Bates by Martin Cox, detailing the exact boundaries of the tract.

Joseph Bates Family Papers

Identifier: MS-3040
Abstract This collection houses primarily legal documents (including land transfers and deeds) documenting the Joseph Bates family from 1833 to 1919. There are also descriptions of each document and information about the Bates family provided by donor Jerry Brooks.

Joseph McDowell Deposition

Identifier: MS-2416
Abstract In a deposition in Burke County, NC, court, dated March 4, 1789, Joseph McDowell testifies that James Cook told him that David Nelson had taken a gun and an otter skin shot pouch from him in 1780. While Cook has attempted to get payment from Nelson, Nelson would not pay. The testimony notes that this took place shortly before the action at King's Mountain.

Knox County (Tenn.) Records

Identifier: MS-2452
Abstract The Knox County Records, 1794-1832, contain four items pertaining to Knox County, Tenn. They consist of a court testimony from 1794, signed by F. A. Ramsey and Gavin Black, a court order and a marriage certificate from 1821, and a State of Tennessee Bank receipt from 1832.

Levi Hewhitt and William Hunt Petition to the Confederate Court of Tennessee

Identifier: MS-2660
Abstract This collection consists of a legal petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus for two men, Levi Hewhitt and William Hunt, written on December 8, 1861 in Davidson County, Tenn., to The Honorable West H. Humphreys, a Confederate court judge.

Luke Lea Receipt

Identifier: MS-2399
Abstract This receipt, dated February 20, 1847, records that Luke Lea paid $52.78 to John Swan to settle the findings of a case heard by the Supreme Court in Knoxville, Tenn., on October 12, 1846.

P. G. Sullivan Document

Identifier: MS-1590
Abstract This collection consists of a document dated 1871 describing the conditions for a purchase by John H. Polk from P. G. Sullivan.

Ripley Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2384
Abstract The Ripley Family Papers, 1811-1930, contain correspondence, legal papers, bill and receipts, and other papers of the members of a Greene County, Tenn., family. The bulk of the collection consists of documents noting the sale of plots of land.

Samuel Newel Summons

Identifier: MS-1584
Abstract This handwrittendocument summons Samuel Newel to appear at the Knoxville Courthouse to testify on his possession of any of the estate of Solomon Marks.

Titus Ogden Bond

Identifier: MS-0364
Abstract This bond, issued in North Carolina on September 12, 1787, declares that Titus Ogden (executor of Thomas Ogden), William Blount, and John Sitgreaves will owe the State 5,000 Pounds if they fail to administer Ogden's estate properly. The bond is signed by all of the parties involved.

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