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Legal documents -- Tennessee.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Union County Court Records

Identifier: MS-0151
Abstract This collection houses a series of court documents created in Union County, Tennessee between 1877 and 1920. Among the cases mentioned most frequently are James Wilson v. Dapney Sweat (regarding a debt that Wilson owed Sweat), John R. Cassell v. S. M. Miller (regarding a debt that Cassell owed Miller), John R. Cassell v. Can. H. Smith (regarding a debt that Smith owed Cassell), D. F. Bowman v. John Sweat (regarding a debt that Sweat owed Bowman), Paris Weaver v. George Rutherford (regarding...
Dates: 1877-1920 January 24; Majority of material found within 1894-1920

Washington County Emancipation and Appearance Bonds

Identifier: MS-0152

This collection houses four bonds issued in what is now Washington County, Tennessee. The first bond, issued by the short-lived State of Franklin, ensures that William Moore will appear to answer charges that John Waddle has brought against him regarding a debt of fifty pounds. The remaining bonds free four enslaved persons belonging to William Nodding and five enslaved persons belonging to William Calvert.

Dates: 1786 May 7-1804 November 8

William Crutchfield Legal Papers

Identifier: MS-0167

This collection consists of two voter registration papers dated, June 29, 1865 and August 4, 1866, and one correspondence from the United States Marshal, dated May 21, 1877, regarding a bankruptcy case.

Dates: 1865 June 29-1877 May 21

Williamson County, Tennessee Circuit Court Summary of Cases

Identifier: MS-1446

These loose pages, which were taken from at least two larger volumes, contain notes about various court cases in Williamson County, Tennessee. One signature opens with the case Union Bank vs Joseph L. Campbell.

Dates: 1837-1845