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Rutherford County (Tenn.) -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Ephraim Hubbard Foster Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3076
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Ephraim Foster in Murfreesboro to his daughter Jane Ellen Foster Cheatham dated September 24, 1844. The letter details an arduous stagecoach journey from McMinnville and Nashville, Ephraim's son John falling ill with a fever while in the wilderness, and the death of Ellen's grandfather.

Dates: 1844 September 24

J. K. Womack Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0744
Abstract

This collection houses a wealth of material illustrating the lives of J. K. Womack and his family in Rutherford County, Tennessee during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the items included are land deeds, indentures, genealogical information, material documenting the Baptist Church, broadsides, and correspondence and other information describing Joseph A. Johnson's application for a pension.

Dates: 1836-1926 June 29

Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3309
Abstract

This photograph, dated 1950 September 30, depicts Sheriff Robert Goodwin and deputies finding a moonshine still in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1950 September 30

Spence Family Ledger and Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1925
Abstract Collection contains a bound notebook used by the Spence family from 1813-1862. Half of the book is a ledger for Porter & Spence, a Nashville company partly owned by John Spence. The ledger contains receipts, copies of invoices, and a comprehensive inventory of merchandise for the company from 1813-1821. Later, after John passed away, the back portion of the book was used by John's widow, Rebecca, as a diary from 1833-1862. Rebecca wrote poetry and also documented her expenses in a...
Dates: 1813-1862

The Congressional Canvass

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3465
Abstract Benjamin F. Lillard published this broadside, entitled The Congressional Canvass. To the People of the Fifth Congressional District, composed of the Counties of Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, Bedford, Coffee, and Rutherford, during his unsuccessful bid for John Bright Morgan's Congressional seat. In it, he introduces himself as a Democratic candidate and outlines his campaign platform, which includes repealing the National Banking Act, repealing tax laws affecting medicine, whiskey,...
Dates: 1878