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Collection of twenty-four (24) Taylor/Graham family ephemera items, including chalkboard/slate used by Revolutionary War Captain Daniel P. Taylor, molten silver nodule belonging to William Graham, coins, cast iron pieces, and more. 1st item: Double sided chalkboard/slate with wooden frame, includes accompanying handwritten note reading "This Slate was used by Capt. Daniel P. Taylor a Captain in the Revolutionary army when a school boy–He was my great grandfather. Slate was present to me by Jno. D. Gray an other descendant" reverse of F. W. Taylor, Morristown, Tennessee printed business card, and a label with ink numeral reading "709." 10 1/4" H x 14 1/2" W x 1/2" D. Biography: Daniel Taylor, the third child of James Taylor and Ann Owen, was born on August 13, 1761 in Cumberland Co., Virginia. Daniel served in the Revolutionary War and near the end of his life would receive a pension for his service. He married Jane Rowland in 1780 in Henry Co., Virginia. Daniel and Jane would have thirteen children; eight of them were born in Henry Co., Virginia, and the rest in Grainger Co., Tennessee. Daniel and his family moved to Grainger County about 1795. Daniel, Jane, and most of their children and families stayed in Grainger County the rest of their lives. Daniel died on November 15, 1834 and is buried in Livingston Cemetery, Bean Station, Grainger County. (source: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Taylor-3918). 2nd item: Molten silver nodule (not tested) with accompanying note reading "Silver from the…of William Graham's store given to F. W. Taylor 2nd by his mother (Eliza Jane Graham Taylor 1821-1897)…" 1.955 total troy ounces. 2 1/2" L x 1 3/4" W. 3rd-4th items: 1853 Seated Liberty silver coin with associated brown leather wallet, three interior pockets lined in red leather. Wallet with label with ink numeral reading "236." Coin – .395 ounces troy. Wallet – 3 1/8" H x 4 3/4" W x 9 1/2" L. 5th item: Illegible Greek or Egyptian coin, depicting a crowned bust, obverse, and a standing figure with a staff, reverse. Includes a note reading "This coin was purchased from the Museum of Cairo Egypt by L. S. Allen June 7 1900 Presented to FW Taylor May 26 1902. This coin bears date in Egyptian language, 3200 B.C.," number ink inscription reading "Number 139," reverse. Housed in a cotton bag with paper tag with in numeral reading "606"."6th item: Wooden ink blotter with accompanying notes reading "This desk blotter over 100 years old was used by Col. I.P. Haun Whitesburg Tenn, Claude Taylor" and another note explaining how black powder was used as a blotter and how Haun wrote most of the letters and official documents in Hamblen County, TN because he had very nice penmanship. White archival tape label with ink numeral reading "40" to blotter. 3" H x 2 7/8" dia. 7th-9th items: Three (3) sewing tools, including one (1) miniature wooden spinning or flax wheel with paper label with ink numeral reading "112", one (1) fly and one (1) spool with accompanying note reading "These flax wheel, fly & spool cam from Craigsville Va and were the property of Mrs Gray gr. grand mother of my children 1900 FW Taylor" reverse of business card, with additional note with ink numeral reading "524." Ranging in size from 5 3/8" L x 3" dia. to 7 1/2" H x 7" dia. 10th item: Cast iron door handle/latch from a house belonging to James Taylor (1731-1815), Grainger County, Tennessee, with accompanying note reading "Latch, to door of the home of James Taylor, house built around 1800. Miss Louise Witt says she knew the house in 1830 and it was an old one. The latch is hand-made." with ink numeral reading "No. 739" scratched out in pencil next to pencil numeral reading "#720", ink numeral reading "No. 773" reverse. 8 1/4" H x 2 1/4" W x 1 3/4" D. 11th item: Wood fragment with incised inscription reading "Chink block from the house of James Taylor built in Grainger Co. Tenn. about 1800." 4" H x 8 1/2" W x 7/8" D. 12th item: Cloth bag containing thirty-two (32) cast iron nails of varying sizes. Cloth bag with paper label with ink numeral reading "153." Nails ranking in size from 1 1/4" to 4 3/4" L. 13th item: Two (2) cigar boxes containing bullet shells, round shots, rock samples, fossils, petrified bone and wood samples, and more. Boxes approximately 2 1/4" H x 8 1/2" W x 5 1/8" D. 14th-16th items: Two (2) awls and one (1) gun screwdriver, all with cast iron implements and wooden handles. Includes a handwritten note reading "A gun screwdriver used with Springfield rifle during Rebellion 1861-5 Presented by Richard Bear Was used by him US. Army." Smallest with label with ink numeral reading "No. 230", largest with cone shaped old newspaper cover with pencil numeral reading "No. 758". Ranging in size from 5 5/8" to 9 3/4" L. 17th item: Cast iron bullet mold, with accompanying business card with printed lettering reading "F. W. Taylor, Morristown, Tennessee.", ink numeral reading "240." 4 7/8" L x 1 1/2" W. 18th item: Cast iron piece, possibly a door hinge. 4 7/8" L x 5/8" W. 19th-23rd items: Five (5) cast iron pieces with decorative stamps or seals. One (1) with "VICTORIA" stamped to side, one (1) with illegible maker's mark to side. Ranging in size from 4 1/2" to 4 7/8" L. 24th item: Piece of cardstock with three corners of five dollar bills. 4 3/4" H x 5 7/8" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: Ink numerals corresponds to a similar numbering system used on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia). CONDITION: All items with wear to be expected from age. Oxidation to iron items. Coins in circulation condition. 1st item: Wear, surface scratches, to be expected. numeral label in partial condition. 14th-16th items: Middle size awl with broken tip.