Two (2) railroad related financial items related to U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835)and Charles Harrod (1787-1870). 1st item: Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac Railroad Company stock certificate for twenty shares issued to John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States, signed by John A. Lancaster, the first president of the company, and William Sheppard, the first treasurer, in Richmond, VA, dated April 22, 1835. Serial # 238. Includes microfilm negative of certificate. 8" H x 9 1/4" W. 2nd item: $50 Atchafalaya Rail-Road & Banking Co. currency dated May 1, 1838 from New Orleans, Louisiana. Depicts Plenty and Vulcan seated, with Mercury hovering behind, top right, the goddess Liberty with an eagle, top left, and a vignette of a steamboat, top center, engraved and printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Co. Serial # 89/ pp B. Signed by Charles Harrod, Cashier, and the President of the company. Note: Charles Harrod (1787-1870) married his first wife Hannah Rolf Dayton (1793-1825) daughter of General Elias Dayton of New Jersey, on March 7, 1811. He was a business man, a president of the Atchafalaya Bank, and an Aide to General Andrew Jackson during the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Note: Descended in the family of Lewis Minor Coleman, Jr., son of CSA Lt. Col. Lewis M. Coleman and Mary Ambler Marshall, daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835). Charles Boyd Coleman was also a descendant of Charles Harrod Boyd, the grandson of Charles Harrod (1787-1870). Charles Harrod was the brother of Ann (Anna) Frances Harrod Adams (wife of Thomas Boylston Adams, 1772-1832). Note: Charles H. Boyd's wife, Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Maj. General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. She and Charles Harrod Boyd had four children, including Julia Wingate Boyd, who married Lewis M. Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, a direct descendant of U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with foxing spots and toning to be expected from age. Tears, largest 1 3/4", along fold lines. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Three minute holes, top left of bill.
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