Slavery -- Tennessee
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
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.
This collection consists of sixteen Andrew Jackson Donelson correspondences about plantation life, slavery, and politics in Tennessee.
In this document Andrew Roberts, administrator of Adam Clapp's estate, petitions the Knox County Court to allow the sale of a slave named Roy so that the proceeds may be divided among Clapp's eight heirs.
This petition, submitted to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention by a group of citizens from Bedford County, asks that body to "insert a clause in the revized or amended Constitution of this State, affecting the gradual emancipation of Slaves, so that it shall be a free state against the year 1866."
Charles Henry Shriner wrote the bulk of this diary while traveling through Tennessee between October of 1843 and April of 1844. During this trip, he stayed in the Nashville area, visited Andrew Jackson, learned about slavery and abolition, and participated in political activities. Shriner added a brief biographical sketch (including an index of major events) at a later date at the end of the book.
This collection houses 29 letters written to Tennessee businessman and politician David Burford between 1820 and 1860.
This collection documents David Burford's political and business activities between 1814 and 1864, including his service in the Tennessee State Senate (1829-1835) and his involvement in the slave trade.
These six documents show David Henley's appointment and service as an Agent of the United States Department of War in the Territory South of the River Ohio from 1793 to 1797. Among the subjects they discuss are pay for the militia stationed in Henley's vicinity, military procurement, the sale of two enslaved individuals, and the actions of local Native Americans.
This collection houses articles, correspondence, notes, trial transcripts, and opinions (obtained via Westlaw) documenting Don Paine's research into the case of Tennessee v. Major. The transcripts show the first (1853-1854) and fourth (1857) trials.
This certificate of membership in the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Association of Tennessee was issued to Rollie Johnson of Loudon, Tennessee in 1898. According to the certificate, membership fees ($0.25) are used to aid in the passage of the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Bill and monthly dues ($0.10) go to aid the ex-slave movement and raise funds to promote the passage of the aforesaid bill.
This collection contains 3 handwritten receipts for the purchase of slaves by John F. Pate as well as 2 other handwritten receipts.
This collection houses a small bill of sale written by John Gibbs of Anderson County, Tennessee, on October 2, 1837. It documents Gibbs' sale of an enslaved boy named Calloway to John McAdoo for $150.
This inventory documents the property of John L. Polk (deceased) that was disposed of at Public Auction on December 23-24, 1831. It is written on a large sheet of paper divided into three columns listing Polk's household goods and their prices. Among the items included are a razor strop, sundry books, 5 plows, 15 hogs, and Fanny, an enslaved woman. The estate's total value was $1526.06.
The Jonathan D. Hale Collection, 1863-1885, contains correspondence, printed materials, and handwritten notes related to the life of Hale, a Union scout and postmaster of Hale's Mill, Tenn.
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.
In this letter dated August 23, 1855, the letter writer informs Joseph Meek of Nashville of his intent to purchase enslaved people from a variety of sources. He tells of opportunities in Smith County and Rogersville, Tenn., and well as a pending purchase of two men and a girl from his cousin.