Smith County (Tenn.) -- History.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.