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Washington County (Tenn.) -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

David Campbell Deposition

Identifier: MS-2394

The David Campbell Deposition, dated August 8, 1798, contains the summary of an August 11, 1790, case heard by Campbell as a judge of the Superior Court for the Washington District of the State of Tennessee.

Dates: 1798 August 8

David Deaderick Papers

Identifier: MS-0693
Abstract This collection contains various deeds, receipts, and legal papers concerning the Deaderick family, particularly David Deaderick (1754-1823) and his son David Anderson Deaderick (1797-1873), between 1785 and 1838 in the Washington County area of Tennessee. It also includes a typescript copy of an original diary by the son, David Anderson Deaderick. The diary contains information about his life from 1825 to 1873, including his time in Jonesborough and Knoxville, his travels abroad, his...
Dates: 1785-1873

Divine Family Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3789

This collection contains correspondence written by members of the Divine Family to Paul E. Divine while he lived in Washington, D.C. Correspondents include his father, Dr. John Washington Divine, and his sister, Nellie Divine. The correspondence dates between 1892 and 1897.

Dates: 1892 April 9-1897 October 5

Eli Ritchey Indenture

Identifier: MS-1425
Abstract This indenture binds a 13-year-old orphan named Eli Ritchey to William Slaughter as an apprentice until he reaches the age of 21. During his apprenticeship, Ritchey is to study the art of wheel making in addition to learning to read, write, and count. Ritchey is expected to "obey his masters lawful commands .... [and] in all things ... behave himself as a good and faithfull servant," while Slaughter must "constantly find and provide for [his] apprentice, sufficient diet, washing, lodging and...
Dates: 1805 May 10

Jacob Robinson Papers

Identifier: MS-1430

This collection includes four documents detailing land indentures in Washington County, Tennessee. The first, dated February 13, 1824, was between Jacob Robinson and Richard Daniel. The second, dated April 5, 1824, was between Jacob Robinson and George Kineheloc. The third, dated March 5, 1841, was a survey for Samuel Robinson. The fourth, dated December 25, 1848, was between Samuel Robinson, executor of Jacob Robinson, and F. F. B. Robinson.

Dates: 1824 February 13-1848 December 25

James A. Boyd Ledger

Identifier: MS-3022

This collection houses the ledger book of Johnson City merchant James A. Boyd documenting his trade between 1883 and 1885. The book is organized alphabetically by customer's last name and records such information as the date of the transaction, the amount the customer was charged, and the item(s) the customer purchased.

Dates: 1883-1885

John Fain Anderson Statements Regarding the Hoss Apple and Hoss Family History

Identifier: MS-0147
Abstract In these statements, John Fain Anderson discusses the Hoss Apple, the Magott (or Margrett) Apple, and the Robertson Apple, provides a sketch of the Hoss family, and enumerates his memories of Washington County, Tennessee. His sketch of the Hoss family includes information about his own family beginning with his grandfathers, John R. Fain (d. 1869) and John Anderson (1765-1850), and ending with his parents, Samuel Anderson (1805-1849) and Hannah Crawford Fain (1811-1891). Also included is a...
Dates: 1928 February 4-April

Mitchell Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0272

This collection houses land deeds, correspondence, indentures, other legal documents, and photographs documenting four generations of the Mitchell family in Washington County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1778 October 9-1950 February 14

Rev. James King (Washington County, Tenn.) Tax Receipt

Identifier: MS-2409

This receipt documents Rev. James King's payment of $40.76 in taxes to Washington County, Tenn., for 1847.

Dates: 1847

Washington County Circuit Court Indictment

Identifier: MS-2144

This document is an indictment from the Circuit Court of Washington County, Tennessee, accusing Moses L. Workman, Andrew M. Workman, Landon C. Hale, John L. Baskett, and William Ladlock of disturbing public worship and riot.

Dates: 1845

Washington County Emancipation and Appearance Bonds

Identifier: MS-0152

This collection houses four bonds issued in what is now Washington County, Tennessee. The first bond, issued by the short-lived State of Franklin, ensures that William Moore will appear to answer charges that John Waddle has brought against him regarding a debt of fifty pounds. The remaining bonds free four enslaved persons belonging to William Nodding and five enslaved persons belonging to William Calvert.

Dates: 1786 May 7-1804 November 8

Washington County Survey

Identifier: MS-3608

This survey was done by Matthew Stephenson for James Gray. It reports on an oddly shaped lot of 118 acres near Brownsboro, Tennessee on the Nolichucky River. The plot is on the road from Brownsboro to Leesburg and borders William Mitchell's corner and Adam Gann's line.

Dates: 1807 May 2