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Smith County (Tenn.) -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

David Burford Papers

Identifier: MS-1027

This collection documents David Burford's political and business activities between 1814 and 1864, including his service in the Tennessee State Senate (1829-1835) and his involvement in the slave trade.

Dates: 1814-1864

James K. Polk Letter

Identifier: MS-0797

In this 1841 letter to David Burford, James Polk asks Burford to reconsider his decision to abandon his political aspirations and discusses the general political situation in Tennessee.

Dates: 1841 February 2

John Sevier Indenture

Identifier: MS-0637

This collection consists of a photocopy of an indenture dated November 18, 1800 recording John Sevier's sale of 100 acres of land in Smith County, Tennessee to James Shaw for $150.00.

Dates: 1800 November 18

Joseph Meek Slavery Letter

Identifier: MS-2398

In this letter dated August 23, 1855, the letter writer informs Joseph Meek of Nashville of his intent to purchase enslaved people from a variety of sources. He tells of opportunities in Smith County and Rogersville, Tenn., and well as a pending purchase of two men and a girl from his cousin.

Dates: 1855 August 23

Parker Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0393

The collection consists of six documents pertaining to the Parker and Rowland families. Personal letters detail the health and well-being of the family members to one another. Also included in the collection is the deed to the land in which a John Anthony is named heir to M. Miller.

Dates: 1818 November 9-1834 March 16

T. J. Fisher Account Book

Identifier: MS-1402
Abstract This book opens on October 9, 1874 as the Minute Book of the Carthage Automatologian Society with W. D. Gold president and T. J. Fisher secretary. Fisher used the later pages for a variety of purposes, including an alphabetical digest of laws (pages 1-61), the financial records of his law practice (pages 62-83), calving records for a herd of red polled cattle (pages 84-86), financial records concerning his guardianship of James E. and Cethilda Haywire (pages 107-111), other financial records...
Dates: 1874 October 9-1892 October 26