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Group of 5 documents signed by North Carolina governors Richard Dobbs Spaight and Samuel Ashe granting land in what would eventually become known as Tennessee in return for Revolutionary War service, along with survey maps. 1st item: 1792 land grant "in consideration of the signal bravery and persevering zeal" of Private James Tucker, 640 acres in the Mero District of Davidson County. Signed by Spaight. Map drawn by John Davis, "Deputy Surveyor." (Full tears at 2 fold lines, partial tears at others, map intact but with significant toning and foxing). 2nd item: 1793 land grant to Thedor Benton, a private," 220 acres in the Mero District, Sumner County. Signed by Spaight. (Losses/tears at fold lines on document and map). 3rd item: 1793 land grant to John Moran, assignee of John Standen, 503 acres in the Mero District of Davidson County. Signed by Spaight. Map by John Davis, "Deputy Surveyor." (Full tears at several fold lines with one 3" area of loss, heavy toning and left edge losses to map). 4th item: 1796 land grant of 640 acres in the Mero District of Davidson County to Jonathan Frier Robertson (son of General James Robertson, co-founder of Nashville), assignee of Abel Sessums (?). Signed by Ashe. The map is signed by surveyor John Davis, whose daughter Kitty married Jonathan Robertson in 1792. (Partial tears and losses at fold lines, heavy toning at folds). 5th item: Interesting 1797 land grant on State of North Carolina letterhead, with survey map bearing handwritten "State of Tennessee". The Dec. 1797 land grant refers to 640 acres granted to John Mann, assignee of private Thomas Dunlap, and references "John Donelson's line" as a boundary. Signed by Ashe. The attached map is dated August 28, 1797. (Note: Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796). Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All with expected toning. See above item description.