Group of McMinn County, Tennessee documents related to the Cate family of McMinn County, Tennessee, including 4 land transfer documents signed by Tennessee Governors William Carroll (1788-1844) and Newton Cannon (1781-1841), plus one 19th century advertising broadside. Eighteen (18) items total. 1st-4th items: 3 Tennessee Governor William Carroll signed land documents (note one has upper half missing) and 1 Newton Cannon signed document (also signed by secretary of state Luke Lea, on a partially printed 1835 document with Carroll's name still printed as Governor – likely signed just after Cannon assumed the office). All reference land bought or sold by members of the Cate family including Charles Cate, Thomas Cate, John Cate, William Cate, and Elijah Cate, in the Hiwassee District of McMinn County with dates ranging from 1824-1835. 5th item: Large Boggess Bros., Dry Goods, illustrated advertisement broadside on paper from Mouse Creek, Tennessee. Printed by Wellhouse and Sons, Atlanta, GA. 23 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. 6th-18th items: 12 land transfer documents related to Elijah Cate (1801-1892) an early pioneer of McMinn County, Tennessee, dates ranging from 1824-1873. Provenance: descended in the Cate family to present consignor. CONDITION: Land transfer documents: One William Carroll land grant is missing upper half and is fully separated at the mid section, with dampstaining and losses at folds. Newton Cannon signed document fully separated at horizontal fold. All land documents exhibit toning and losses due to possible insect damage, light stains, tears, general wear and some fading. Advertising Broadside: Foxing and staining, with creases, small losses at fold lines, and a 2", and 1" loss at edge. 3" loss to upper right corner.
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