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Land tenure -- Tennessee.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

A. H. Hubbs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1630
Abstract

This collection houses legal documents, correspondence, and other materials documenting A. H. Hubbs' efforts to purchase land in Tennessee and establish the Tennessee Phosphate Rock Co.

Dates: 1891 December 29-1898 September 7

Abraham Swaggerty Deposition

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Identifier: MS-0431
Abstract

In this deposition, Abraham Swaggerty testifies that he helped to survey 675 acres of land that the State of North Carolina granted to Robert Reed in 1787. This tract was included in a parcel that James Corbus and William Murphy disputed ownership of.

Dates: 1818 July 18

Andrew Jackson Indenture of Partition, Conveyance, and Release

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0735
Abstract

This indenture, made on December 5, 1822 and proven in January 1825, divides a 5,000 acre tract of land in Shelby County, Tennessee, between John Overton, James Winchester, Andrew Jackson, William Winchester, and George Winchester.

Dates: 1822 December 5, 1825 January

Elkmont Property Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3263
Abstract

This collection houses photocopies of deeds and other documents showing land transfers and recording land owned by the Little River Company and the Appalachian Club in Elkmont, Tennessee. The bulk of the collection consists of land transfer deeds dating from 1881 to 1929.

Dates: 1838-1972 (bulk 1881-1929)

Francis B. Fogg Letter to D. A. Sherman

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0034
Abstract In this letter, Francis B. Fogg (Secretary of Cumberland College) tells D. A. Sherman (President of East Tennessee College) that although his institution does not object in principle to Judge White serving as council in a case involving both institutions, it does feel that the expense incurred will be too great. Fogg goes on to explain that Judge White was not willing to accept the case under the terms that Cumberland College was able to offer and so, as they had not known that East...
Dates: 1824 October 22

George D. Barnes Collection on Rhea County

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0019
Abstract

This collection contains marriage bonds, land deeds, and other legal documents of Rhea County, Tennessee, dating from 1785 to 1893.

Dates: 1785-1893

Gideon Morgan Letter to John C. Calhoun

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2386
Abstract

In a letter dated August 16th, 1820, Gideon Morgan writes to John C. Calhoun regarding the lands he obtained in 1819 around the Citico Creek area of Tennessee.

Dates: 1820 August 16

J. Colghborn Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1453
Abstract

J. Colghborn wrote this letter to Thomas Hickman of Nashville, Tennessee after he returned from a sales trip in order to finalize a land contract between the two men.

Dates: 1797 July 1

J. R. Payne Real Estate Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0615
Abstract

This collection includes a ledger dated 1911 for J. R. Payne Real Estate as inscribed on the first page. The book includes information about sales, rentals, and clients of the East Tennessee-based company. Also included are some loose materials including notes, correspondence dating between 1912-1918, and company letterhead for "J. H. Payne, Farms Any Size in Any Part of East Tennessee, Timber, Mineral and Grazing Lands."

Dates: 1911-1918

James Broderick Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3416
Abstract James Broderick of Lauzon County wrote this letter to Isaac Wilson in Sussex County on April 14, 1792. In it, he discusses Robert Morris's recent purchase of land from Native Americans in Tennessee, saying that "Mr. Barten tells me that he has accomplished his ends concerned Mr. Morrises land at the Tennesseees. He was on his way to Philadelphia with fifty Indians agoing to Congress. Call upon him and he will give you a full account of Morrises land and how the Indians has mad[e] out. Mr....
Dates: 1792 April 14

James Sheppard Survey of Lawrence County

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1240
Abstract

A survey of land in Lawrence County, Tennessee, by James Sheppard in 1843.

Dates: 1843

James T. Shields Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1787
Abstract

James T. Shields wrote this letter on behalf of General Robert Kyle, who was then ill. In it, he asks his correspondent to purchase and execute a prosecution bond on Kyle's surety.

Dates: 1870 June 28

Land Grant to Isaac N. Thompson and Edward Williams

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0083
Abstract

This document, signed by Andrew Jackson, grants a tract of land to Isaac N. Thompson and Edward Williams in recognition of David Williams' military service. The tract consists of 384 1/4 acres northwest of the Ohio River.

Dates: 1830 November 18

Mitchell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0272
Abstract

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

Roberts Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3454
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of correspondence between Thomas Roberts and several members of his family dating from 1842 to 1913. Also included are genealogical records (including handwritten narratives and lists of births, deaths, and marriages), military papers, land records (documenting holdings in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas), sermons and religious reflections, and a scrapbook.

Dates: 1827-1914, 2009

Tennessee Company Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1898
Abstract

Colletion consists of an original document confirming the sale of land from the state of Georgia to the Tennessee Company, owned by Zachariah Cox and Matthias Maber. The item was signed on January 24th, 1795. It specifies the amount of land and its boundaries, marking starting and ending areas with waterways like Bear Creek and the Tennessee River.

Dates: 1795 January 24

Tennessee Company Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1899
Abstract

Collection consists of an original document confirming the sale of land from the state of Georgia to the Tennessee Company, owned by Zachariah Cox and Matthias Maber. The item was signed on January 24, 1795. It specifies the amount of land and its boundaries, marking starting and ending areas with waterways like the Tennessee River and uses latitude and longitude.

Dates: 1795 January 24

Thomas Brantingham Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2453
Abstract

This collection contains one letter, dated January 12, 1816, from Thomas D. Brantingham to John Sanders, both of New York. Brantingham discusses property he has for sale, including land in Tennessee warranted by John Sevier.

Dates: 1816 January 12

Thomas Hopkins Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1860
Abstract

This collection houses land deeds, genealogical notes, and other papers documenting Thomas Hopkins (1764-1836) and his family in Tennessee.

Dates: 1814 January 23-1844 January 22, 1905 March 21-1916 December 7

William Polk Indenture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1587
Abstract

This collection includes a land indenture dated March 24, 1824 signed by William Polk.

Dates: 1824 March 24