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Alexander Moffitt Bond

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1788 December 8

Andrew Jackson Bond

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1822 August 30

Cline Family Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1927, 1930, 1955

David Mabray & Robert D. McLean Indenture

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1841 June 26

George Barkley Bond Indenture

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1784 May 19

George Farragut Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1797

Horace Maynard Letter

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1869 March 7

John Hillsman Tax Receipt

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1799

John W. Green Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1875-1952

Joseph A. Mabry Receipt

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1870 August 22

Joseph Bates Documents

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1838 November 5, 1845 August 4

Joseph Bates Family Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1833-1919, 2007

Joseph McDowell Deposition

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1789 March 4

Knox County (Tenn.) Records

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1794-1832

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

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1861 December 8

Luke Lea Receipt

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1847 February 20

P. G. Sullivan Document

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1871 August 2

Ripley Family Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1811-1930

Samuel Newel Summons

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1794 May 29

Titus Ogden Bond

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1787 September 12