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Grainger County, Tennessee, bonds, 1860-1875.

Identifier: MSC 0499

Scope and Contents

The Grainger County, Tenn., bonds collection is a series of legal documents from Grainger County, Tennessee, dating from 1860 to 1875. The majority of the documents are oaths or bonds to adhere to a law enacted in the state of Tennessee on March 15th, 1860, prohibiting the adulteration of spirituous liquors with poisonous or dangerous chemicals. Most of the liquor oaths made in the collected Grainger County documents were made to Judge M. Goldman. There are also a number of Ward bonds bestowing guardianship of orphans. Unusually, two of these orphans were listed as deceased at the time of their adoption – Wiley Galyon (guardian listed as John M. Sawyers) and J.H. Moody (guardian listed as Samuel Western). Other pairs (ward always listed second) included James J. Carmichael and J.R. Long; Y. J. Farrigan and Jacob Hill, Marian Farmer and A. Farmer, Laura Evans and James and Ambrose Evans, J. B. Churchman and Helen York; and Selena Branson and Sarah Leadson. Also included: document witnessing a land transfer made in 1872 for the sum of $1,400. It transferred property located in Roane County, Tennessee, from William Campbell to John M. Mitchell.


  • 1860-1875

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


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Grainger County, Tennessee, bonds, 1860-1875.
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States