Large Early Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky archive, including land indentures, slave related letters, 100 plus items. Mostly letters, promissory notes, and receipts. 1st item: Land Indenture made between Daniel McDonald, Knox County, TN, and James Reynolds, Knox County, TN, November 10, 1802, to: confirm onto James Reynolds and his heirs…that piece parcel or tract of land lying and being on the north [s]ide of holsten river on the west fork of Flat Creek…, witnessed by Reuben MDonal [sic] and Michel Trout, signed by Daniel McDonald. Entered in the Knox County Court record by Charles McClung, first County Clerk of Knoxville, TN, April 1803. Signed by Thomas Chapman, Register for Knox County, October 5, 1803. 2nd item: Land Indenture made between William Beard, Payne County, KY, by G. M. Gibbs, his attorney, and Reuben McDonnell, Knox County, TN, June 13, 1806, to: confirm onto Reuben McDonell and his heirs…a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and fifty acres more or le[s]s lying and being in the county of Knox and state of Tenne[s]see on the waters of Flatt Creek part of a 4000 acre survey…, witnessed by Johannes Point[?], Jeremiah Wilson, and James Reynolds. Entered in the Knox County Court record by John N. Gamble, deputy clerk for Charles McClung, first County Clerk of Knoxville, TN, January 1807. Signed by Samuel G. Ramsey, Register for Knox County, March 23, 1807. 3rd-9th items: Seven letters between members of the Reynolds Family, Boutefort/Giles County, VA and Knox County, TN, 1811-1819. Letter from William Reynolds, Botetourt County, VA, to his brother James Reynolds, favored by James Sarver [Son?], and sister [unnamed], Nox County, TN, February 11, 1811, mentions: …five neigors hung in our town the firs[t] day of this instant month for murdering two men. Letter from John and Magdelin [sic] Reynolds, no location given, to their son John Reynolds, Nox [sic] County, TN, October 4, 1811. Letter from John and Magdlin [sic] Reynolds, Bo[u]tetourt County, VA, to their son John Reynolds, favored by John Sarver, Nox [sic] County, TN, October 3, 1814. Letter from Magdalin [sic] Reynolds, Fincastle, VA or TN [unspecified], to her son James Reynolds, TN, Flat Creek, Knox County, TN, March 14, 1815, writing again to let him know that his father had died, that she was dealing with his estate, and that he should come to see her. Letter from Magdalin [sic] Reynolds, Sinking Creek, Botetourt County, VA, to her son James Reynolds, Big Flat Creek, Knose [sic] County, TN, May 26, 1815. Letter from James and William Reynolds, Botetourt, VA, to their brother James Reynolds, Big[ge] Flat Creek, Knox County, TN, September 10, 1815. Letter from John Reynolds, Giles County, VA, to his brother James Reynolds and his sister [unnamed], Knox County, TN, October 17, 1819, stating that: there is a great[e] disturbance…respecting the negroes of father's Estate old Robert Hickison has br[o]ught to s[uit] for there [sic] freedom in our Cort [sic]…the Cort [sic] mad[e] the order that Joseph Graves [for] mother shall give security for the delivery of the negroes if the[y] are free and the Sheriff came and served the order of Cort [sic] and it was compl[i]ed with. They ask their brother to come if he can in November. 10th item: Land Indenture made between James Reynolds, Knox County, TN, and William Peterson, Knox County, TN, July 3, 1818, witnessed by Morton Peterson and Thomas Grham, signed by William Peterson. 11th item: Land Indenture for the Dowery [sic] of Ruth Peterson, Knox County, TN, witnessed by William Zachary and George Hickle, marked by Ruth Peterson, September 20, 1828. 12th item: Bill of Complaint of William Lovelace and his wife Elizabeth Lovelace, citizens of Knox County, TN, against Permanus Lovelace and his wife Sarah Lovelace, citizens of Knox County, TN, addressed to the Hon. Thomas L. Williams, Chancellor for the Eastern Chancey Commission of Tennessee by Sneed Sol, undated Pre Civil War, refers to the ownership of three negroes, Jude, David, and Ben and the sale of a slave girl: $75 as stated on the sale of said girl Lildy. 13th item: Ink on coated drafting paper survey map for Ganium C. McBee containing 408 acres by R.A.J. Armstrong, County Surveyor, Knox County, TN, May 23, 1892. Labeled features include Road to Mascot [TN], Little Flat Creek, Washington Road, and Road to Knoxville. 14th-16th items: Three Knox County, TN, Sheriff Summons signed by William Swan, February 13, 1826. 17th item: Letter in German from Jacob Dewen/Johannes Herberger, Sevier County, TN, August 22, 1826. 18th item: Agreement to end: disputes and controversies, between John Hickle, Knox County, TN, and George Deary, Knox County, TN, unsigned, August 13, 1828. 19th item: Captain Hickles Company list of 87 names including Joseph Mynatt, John Reynolds, John Sawyers, with columns for acres of land, School lands, number of slaves, seasons, etc. Undated Pre Civil War. Also includes copy of the Constitution of the Polemic Society at Pleasant Grove Academy, Meigs County, TN, July 26, 1826, additional land bonds/indentures, three small survey maps and one report, receipts, promissory notes, personal letters regarding financial matters, undated writing exercise, undated newspaper clipping, two fragmentary leather wallets filled with receipts, promissory notes, etc. Provenance: Descended through the family of Revolutionary War soldier, Colonel John Sawyers. CONDITION: All items exhibit toning, dampstaining, foxing spots, tears to be expected from age. 1st and 2nd items: Overall good condition.
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