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Early Knox County, Tennessee document archive relating to slaves, total 8. Item 1: 1798 slave bill of sale between John Williams of Logan County, KY to William Peterson of Knox County, TN in the amount of 100 pounds "to have and to hold, one Negro man named Sam about eighteen or nineteen years old…" Signed by John Williams as well as John Sawyers, and Hugh White. Item 2: 1796 slave bill of sale involving William Peterson for a "negro girl Rose about fifteen years the sum of sixty six pounds" in the city of Richmond. Item 3: 1809 Bill of sale from Dudley Brook and William Hughes to William Peterson of Knox Co. a "negro boy, a slave about eight years old named Ben". Item 4: 1818 last will and testament of William Peterson of Knox Co. Peterson leaves several slaves to sons including a boy named Ned, Dick, Jacob(?sp), Lewis, a "mulatto" boy named Ben, to his son Matthew he gives a "negro woman named Rose also our negro boy named Garrett, his son Andrew was given a "negro boy named Adam". Signed William Peterson and includes the name of William Sawyers, Charles McClung, and Wm. Swan. Item 5: Hand written copy of William Peterson's last will and testament listing slaves (see above). Item 6: 1842 last will and testament of John Davault of Knox Co. Davault leaves his son William "his negro boy Jerry". Other slaves he leaves to his children are "his negro boy Jonah". To son, Issac, he bequeaths "his negro girl Jule and of her offspring if she should have any more". To his two daughters, he leaves slave girls, Hannah and Amanda. He also speaks about the slaves being equally divided among his three sons. Signed Samuel Shields, C.M. Goodlin, and John Sharp. Item 7: Early 19th century Knox Co. bill of sale to Andrew Sharp from Joseph Mynatt "sum of six hundred dollars……slaves for life named Lavina aged twenty nine years..the right and title to which slaves I will warrant and defend unto the law.." Items 8 & 9: Knox Co. "account of hire of negros" in Knoxville, TN, one dated 1832. Includes the names Simion, Elijiah, Sophia, 1 girl Kisiah, and 1 Do Senior (sp?). Provenance: Descended through the family of Revolutionary War soldier, Colonel John Sawyers. CONDITION: All documents with toning, minor stains and folds. Item 5 with a fold that has separated from the rest of the page.