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Late 18th and early 19th century Knox County, Tennessee document archive relating to Stockley Donelson (1752 – 1805), brother of Rachel Donelson (wife of President Andrew Jackson) and other related documents. Total 8 items. Stockley was a land speculator in Tennessee and was appointed in 1784 as the land surveyor for Western lands by the North Carolina legislature. He held offices for the State of Franklin, served on council for the territorial government, and appointed Lt. Colonel of the Hawkins Co. militia in 1790 (Papers of Andrew Jackson: 1770-1803). 1st item – 18th century indenture between Stockley Donelson of Knox Co. and Thomas Mophine (sp?) of Sullivan Co., TN for 640 acres in Knox County. Signed by Stockley Donelson in 1798, David Campbell, and Samuel Ramsey in 1804. Note: David Campbell (1750-1812) was a politician and judge who was a member of the North Carolina state assembly, a leader in the State of Franklin, and a judge in the North Carolina Superior Court, Southwest Territory, and state of Tennessee. 2nd item – 1798 receipt for payment of "thirty pounds in horses from Wm. Peterson for a tract of land". Signed Stockley Donelson 16 July 1798 and Thomas A. Clarke. 3rd item – 1791 Financial bond for Stockley Donelson "of Hawkins County in the territory of the United States South of the River Ohio" to William Peterson for 200 pounds regarding a tract of land for 300 acres. Signed Stockley Donelson, W. Mynatt and R. Mynatt. 4th item – 1799 agreement between Richard and George Mynatt and William Peterson concerning a conditional property line. Signed Stockley Donelson. Also includes signature of John Sawyer (Col.). Verso signatures Knox County, State of Tennessee include Charles McClung and J.G.M. Ramsey (year 1825). 5th item – 1805 relinquishment of right, title, and interest to 300 acres of land William Peterson claimed under title from John Hackett as attorney for Stockley Donelson. Signed Tho. Hopkins, John Dowler, Joseph Johnson. 6th item – Correspondence note relating to Stockley Donelson, "Do you know whether the sale of the land was made to Peterson by Donelson himself or by Hacket his attorney— Do you know why Donelson did not make the deed and why it was left to Hacket to make — Did you understand from Donelson that Hacket had authority to make the conveyance?'. 7th item – 1799 Knox county tax receipt for Will Peterson and Saml. Sharps. 8th item – Knox County land indenture pertaining to Absalom Rutherford selling 125 acres of land to Isaac Burk for five hundred dollars. Signed by John Sawyers Senior, John Sawyers Junior, William Rose, and Absalom Rutherford. Absalom Rutherford (1763-1843). Rutherford enlisted under Capt William Bentley in Wythe Co. VA during the Revolutionary War and participated at the battles of Guilford Courthouse, wounded at Camden, Ninety-Six, and Eutaw Springs. He was discharged at Yorktown, VA. John Sawyers Senior – Colonel John Sawyers (1745-1831) – Sawyers was a Captain under Colonel Isaac Shelby at the Battle of King's Mountain and also served at the Battle of Point Pleasant. He was considered one of the wealthiest men of Knox county and was appointed as a Knox Co. Justice of the Peace by Governor William Blount. Pages measure 2" x 8" to 8 1/4" x 13 1/2". Provenance: Descended through the family of Revolutionary War soldier, Colonel John Sawyers. CONDITION: Toning, some old stains, fold lines on all documents. Item 1 with separation at a couple of folds. Item 3 with separations of fold lines for lower half with a couple of holes.