Davidson County (Tenn.) -- History.
Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of fourteen love letters written by Alice Clement to her husband Reverend Andrew E. Clement of Nashville, Tennessee.
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.
This collection includes two letters written by Andrew Johnson. The letters are dated March 3, 1863 and February 4, 1865 and are written from Nashville, Tennessee.
This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell a tract of land belonging to Hugh Hays in order to obtain the $290.78 that Thomas Blackamore recovered against him in a case heard in the April 1796 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The Sheriff is to bring the money to the Court's July session so that it can be formally issued to Blackamore.
This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell a parcel of land belonging to James Montflorence in order to satisfy a debt of "Sixty nine pounds fourteen Shillings & four pence half penny" that Montflorence owes to Howel Tatum. The document also mentions that an unspecified debt to Andrew Jackson must be settled before Tatum can be paid.
In this writ, the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell some of James Bosley's and James Robertson's lands in order to recover the remaining 23 pounds and 4 shillings that the two men owe to John Logan and William Taitt as a result of a recent court case.
This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to recover the 18 shillings that John Shannon owes Patrick Lyons as a result of a court case that was decided in October 1794. The Sheriff is to bring this sum to the January 12, 1795 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions so that it can be officially transferred to Lyons.
This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell 1,000 acres of land belonging to Martin Armstrong and bring the proceeds to the January 1795 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions so that the money can be applied to the 200 pounds that Bennett Searcy recovered against Armstrong during the court's previous session. The reverse contains a calculation of the fees Searcy incurred during the trial and that Armstrong has been ordered to pay.
This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to collect the money that George A. Suggs owes to James Meness as a result of a court case heard in the April 1796 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Once he has obtained the money, the Sheriff is to bring it to the court's July 1796 session so that it can be formally transferred to Meness. A notation on the reverse indicates that Suggs paid his debt on June 20, 1796.
Clement W. Nance had this circular printed during the campaign for circuit court clerk in order to respond to prejudicial statements being made about him by Major R.B. Turner. In the document, he recounts the events leading to Turner's abuse, lists the specific financial misdeeds he had uncovered over the past year, and gives a history of his own service to the county. At the bottom of the back side, someone has worked several arithmetic problems in ink.
This collection consists of a deed book from Davidson County, Tennessee in the late 1700s and early 1800s containing a list of people who owned deeds of land along with descriptions of the land indentures to act as receipts of ownership. Additionally, inside the book is a newspaper clipping from the January 13, 1930 issue of the Nashville Banner newspaper.
Andrew Ewing of Davidson County, Tennessee wrote this letter to the sheriff of Sumner County in order to extract the remaining balance of six pounds and eleven shillings from a suit that had been brought against James Montflorence in July 1793.
This collection contains the minutes taken from Nashville's First Presbyterian Church's Woman's Guild from 1901-1922.
In this letter to his brother, James R. Nelson, George Nelson writes that he received the money James sent and has used it to pay a man to whom he owed money for land. Nelson goes on to report that he has just finished planting his corn and that there have been a number of fires in the area, including one that caused between $5,000 and $6,000 of damage. He closes by sending his love to his family and imploring his brother to write soon.
In this letter to Colonel Return J. Meigs, John Overton requests that Meigs allow David Barclay, who he describes as a worthy honest man, to operate a ferry on the Nickajack River in Middle Tennessee. Overton points out that a previous serious injury has put it entirely out of [Barclay's] power to follow any laborious, active calling and hopes that Meigs will see fit to allow Barclay to do what he can to earn a living.
This collection consists of a legal petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus for two men, Levi Hewhitt and William Hunt, written on December 8, 1861 in Davidson County, Tenn., to The Honorable West H. Humphreys, a Confederate court judge.