Five (5) Greene County documents, including Major John Sevier Jr. signed land document. 1st item: Major John Sevier Jr. (1766-1845) signed land indenture between James McPharn, Greene County, Tennessee, and Aaron Finch and George Starmer, Washington County, Tennessee "in con[s]ideration of the sum of one hundred dollars…as joint tenants and not tenants in common all and singular a certain tract of land lying and being in the town of Greeneville in the county and state aforementioned containing one half acre and known by its number seventy it being…where John Sevier Junior now lives…" dated July 27, 1814. Hanson Gallery, Knoxville, TN label, en verso. Housed under glass in a wooden frame. Sheet – 15 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed – 23 1/4" H x 20" W. Note: Major John Sevier Jr. (1766-1845) was the son of Governor John Sevier and Sarah Hawkins Sevier, born June 20, 1766 in Frederick County, Virginia. He was a Major in the Continental Army and Tennessee State Militia. 2nd item: Tennessee Governor Joseph McMinn (1758-1824) signed land document, granting Jesse Lincoln "a certain tract or parcel of land, containing one hundred and fifty acres, lying in the County of Greene in said district on the north side of Noli-Chucky rover, joing the lands of Williams Ro[s]s, Robert Rankin, George J. Gillespie, and David Rice…" dated December 2, 1814. 10 1/4" H x 16 5/8" W. 3rd item: "Tennessee Express and Greeneville Monitor" No. I, Vol. I, newspaper, published by John B. Hood, Friday, July 5, 1805. Includes local news and reports of the April Sessions of the Greene County, reported by Valentine Sevier (1780-1854), Clerk of Greene County Court, articles on the Indian War, the French and Spanish fleet, and other stories of interest. Folded – 16 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W. Unfolded – 16 1/4" H x 20 1/8" W. 4th item: Land indenture between John Balch and Jesse Lincholn [sic], Greene County, Tennessee "in consideration of the sum of twenty dollars…a certain tract or parcel of land containing one and three quarters and thirty two poles acres, lying and being in the county of Greene near the Town of Greeneville beginning at the north east corner of the grave yard…" dated March 2, 1819. 15 3/4" H x 9 1/2" W. 5th item: Land indenture between James Galbraith and Jesse Lincoln, Green County, Tennessee "in consideration of the sum of tenn [sic] dollars…a certain tract or parcel of land, containing ninety seven poles…on the South Side of the town tract and adjoining the land of Alexander Sevier and said Jesse Lincoln.." dated July 23, 1824. Early 19th century. Provenance: Private Knox County, TN collection. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with toning, tears, foxing spots, dampstaining, etc. to be expected from age. 1st item: Original ink smudges on Sevier's signature, otherwise in strong, clear condition. 2nd item: McMinn signature in strong, clear condition. Document in fragmentary condition with old masking tape repairs with acid damage, center horizontal and top vertical fold lines. 3rd item: Date obscured by 1/4" hold extending from 2 1/2" tear, top center of newspaper. Areas of dampstaining, largest 12 1/2" x 8 3/4", surface of newspaper.
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