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Knox County (Tenn.).

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Conner Burnette Collection of Knox County, Tennessee Land Deeds

Identifier: MS-2819

This collection contains seven land deeds and six land grants from Knox County and, specifically, Knoxville, Tennessee. Two of the land grants are signed by governors of Tennessee, William Carroll in 1839 and William B. Campbell in 1852. Another land grant is signed by John Sevier. Two clerks, M. S. Patterson and R. A. Brown signed the Clerk and Master's Deeds.

Dates: 1808, 1835-1879, 1901, 1924, 1939

James Scott Petition

Identifier: MS-1555

In this petition to the Knox County Court, James Scott explains how he came to be in debt to Douglas Olliver, declares that he has attempted to repay this obligation, and accuses Olliver of refusing to accept his payment in order to extract a larger settlement. Scott asks that the relevant paperwork be collected and examined at the court's next session so that right may be done. The document is also signed by the court's clerk, Charles McClung.

Dates: 1799 October 19

Jellico Coal Mining Company Journal

Identifier: MS-0613

This collection contains one journal documenting sales and purchases for the Jellico Coal Mining Company of Knoxville, Tennessee from 1909 to 1916.

Dates: 1909-1916

John Williams Certificate and Plat Regarding Williamsburgh, Tennessee

Identifier: MS-0889
Abstract This plat shows Williamsburgh, Tennessee (intended to be a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee) as it was surveyed by John Williams in 1819. The area is bounded by Hugh White's land to the north, Water Street and Second Creek to the east, Market (or Main) Street to the south, and West Street to the west. The Holston River and the proposed course of Cumberland Street are also shown. Most of the plots in Williamsburgh are owned by someone surnamed Strong. The document also bears a notation made by...
Dates: 1873 October 14

Kenneth Palmer Papers

Identifier: MS-3774

This collection contains material collected during the excavation and archaeological research conducted of Fort Loudoun, TN in the 1950s and 1960s. In addition, there are a few documents from Knox County, TN from the late 18th century and the early 19th century concerning property and land ownership.

Dates: 1797, 1816-1817, 1936-1964

Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Bond

Identifier: MS-1559

This bond (worth $500) guarantees that William Overstreet, James Davis, and Jeremiah Rogers will appear before the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions on October 30, 1797 to answer William and Phebe Tipton's charges of trespass and property damage.

Dates: 1797 September 25

Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Summons Regarding John Watson

Identifier: MS-1558

This document instructs the Sheriff of Sevier County to summon John Watson to appear before the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions on July 31, 1797 to give testimony in the matter of John Frazier vs. Thomas Carnes.

Dates: 1797 April 24

Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ Regarding Andrew Evans

Identifier: MS-1557

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Knox County to locate John Evans (who assumed responsibility for Andrew Evans' affairs) and procure the $32.08 that he owes Daniel Prouel as the result of a debt and court costs. The Sheriff is to present the money at the next session of the Court so that it can be transferred to Prouel. A notation on the reverse indicates that Evans satisfied his obligation.

Dates: 1797 July 31

Robert Houston Armstrong Private Journal

Identifier: MS-1123

A bound typescript of Robert Houston Armstrong's journal recording information about his travels during 1850 and 1851, including expenditures and information about the places he visited during this time. His writings focus on his personal observations and opinions, as well as descriptions and some history of the sites.

Dates: 1850-1851

Tennessee Superior Court (Hamilton District) Warrant for the Arrest of Stephen Duncan

Identifier: MS-1556

This warrant instructs the Sheriff of Knox County to arrest Stephen Duncan and hold him until the court's next session when he will be called upon to give testimony. Duncan, who had been charged with forgery, was acquitted on April 18, 1794.

Dates: 1793 October 14

William Henry Bail Bond

Identifier: MS-1730

This July 25, 1794 bail bond is for William Henry, written by Henry Breazeale, to be served by Sheriff Robert Houston of Knox County, Tennessee. The bond is set at $1,000 for alleged trespassing and damages of $500 to James Stinson. The bond summons William Henry to appear at Knox Courthouse, verified by a signed note on the reverse by Robert Houston, dated August 2, 1794.

Dates: 1794 July 25