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Alfred Easley’s petition to get daughter back from Texas; P. M. Senter document to Freedman’s Bureau, 1871.

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Identifier: MM.2009.006
Scope and Contents November 20, 1871, letter from P. M. Senter, Court Clerk of Grainger County, Rutledge, Tenn., to Capt. Walker, U. S. A., In Charge of Freedman’s Bureau, Knoxville, Tenn. Requests assistance to bring back Manda, the daughter of former slave Alfred Easley, who went to Texas in 1854. ALS 1 pc. (2 pp.) December 9, 1871, petition of Alfred Easley, of Color (former slave of W. Easley), Rutledge, Grainger County, Tenn., to Major General O. O. Howard, Chief of the Freedman’s Bureau, Washington City,...
Dates: 1871

Benjamin McNutt - Thomas Rodgers bill of sale, 1829.

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Identifier: MM.2017.012
Scope and Contents Benjamin McNutt to Thomas Rodgers, both of Knox County, Tenn., bill of sale for one negro man named Philip. April 10, 1829. ADS 1 pc.
Dates: 1829

Carson Letters (Joseph and J.G. Carson correspondence, 1812-1813, 1833-1854) (typescripts) .

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Identifier: MM.2016.003
Scope and Contents Carbon typescript transcriptions of letters. Sketch of Joseph Carson who served in the War of 1812, serving under Gen. F. L. Claiborne. + four letters, 1812 (note says should be 1813)-1813. (Written from Soldiers Retreat, Camp opposite Mobile, Mount Vernon Cantonment, Fort Madison). December 26, 1833-October 20, 1854, letters from Catherine Waller Carson, J. G. Carson (James Green Carson), and William S. Waller. Letters include family news, health, buying Negroes, daily life. Places written...
Dates: 1813-1854

Charles Freeling Welcker.

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Identifier: MSC 0012
Scope and Contents Papers of Charles Freeling Welcker (1809-1861), merchant and farmer of Welcker’s Mills, Roane County, Tenn. Lived for a while in Alabama, then moved back to Roane County, Tenn. Married Caroline Virginia Mitchell. He served as commissioner for the improvement of the Clinch River. Papers include personal and business letters; account books; broadsides; legal documents; and bills of sale for slaves and goods. Topics include: farming; business; navigation and river improvement; slavery; Welcker...
Dates: 1809-1861

David A. Deaderick bond and receipts, 1823, 1855-1856.

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Identifier: MM.1981.143
Scope and Contents July 23, 1823 bond of David A. Deaderick, James V. Anderson and John A. Aiken to John Patton, Chairman of the (Washington) County Court. Bond for the emancipation of two slaves, Andrew and Nelly. ADS 1 p. Two receipts to Hugh White for tuition paid to East Tennessee University, Knoxville. Signed by D. A. Deaderick, treasurer, 1855, 1856. 2 pcs.
Dates: 1823,1855-1856

Emancipation bond for Luke, 1831.

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Identifier: MM.1984.007
Scope and Contents Emancipation bond for Luke, July 11, 1831, property of John McCracken, Washington County, Tenn. ADS 1 pc. Originally collected by Seale Johnson, Jackson, Tenn.
Dates: 1831

Governor John Reynolds’ of Illinois letters to family in Tennessee. 1823-1854. Carbon TS. Gift of W. G. Livingstone.

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Identifier: MM.1979.053
Scope and Contents Carbon copies of transcripts of six letters written by Governor John Reynolds of Illinois to family members in Tennessee, 1823-1854. Mentions politics, slavery, the benefits of Illinois, family matters. + Notes on John Beaird and family.
Dates: 1823-1854

Isaac, slave petition for freedom, 1858.

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Identifier: MM.1995.03
Scope and Contents Decree. Isaac, a man of color who sues by his next friend Jacob Lamon vs. William Sliger and others. November 12, 1858. (Jonesboro, Tenn.). AD 3 pp. (1 pc.). Notes says document was probably written by T. A. R. Nelson, last paragraph by J.F. Deaderick. Re: freedom granted to Sliger’s slave Isaac, under work obligation to J. F. Deaderick until money is raised for Isaac to go to Africa.
Dates: 1858

Joseph Coit receipt, sale of slaves, Norwich, Conn., 1743.

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Identifier: MM.1981.120
Scope and Contents October 29, 1743, receipt / bill of sale from Joseph Coit, New London, Conn., to Elijah Hide, Norwich, Conn. Sells Negro woman and child, Sylvia and Cloea. 1 pc. (Photostat)
Dates: 1743

Joseph Jackson et al. deed, 1822.

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Identifier: MM.1981.227
Scope and Contents December 19, 1822, deed between Joseph Jackson (and endorsers James and William Park, William Howell) and William C. Mynatt, all of Knoxville, for land in Knoxville and slaves Moses, Pinsy, and Mary. ADS 4 pp.
Dates: 1822

R. G. Fain note re: hiring slave Caroline from Watterson estate, March 1, 1862.

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Identifier: MM.2009.012
Scope and Contents Note signed by R. G. Fain and Geo. R. Powell agreeing to pay $52 dollars for 12 months services of Caroline, a slave belonging to the estate of Margaret Watterson. Agrees to keep her in Hawkins County, Tenn., to provide for medical needs and clothing. March 1, 1862. ADS 1 pc. (mounted to backing with tape by ETHS).
Dates: 1862

Sawyers/McBee Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0531
Scope and Contents The Sawyers-McBee Papers span from 1791 to 1866, including a few undated items, and pertain to the Sawyers, McBee, and Peterson families of East Tennessee. William Sawyers of Corryton, Tennessee was the Union Lieutenant Colonel of the Tennessee 3rd Infantry Regiment, Company K. Ganum McBee was a Confederate private who was married to Nancy Sawyers. Ganum received a head injury at the battle in Newtown in November 1864, and was treated at the Wayside Hospital in Bristol, Tennessee between...
Dates: 1791-1866

Slaves held by Frederick S. Heiskell at Knox County, Tenn., farm Fruit Hill, compiled by Edward M. Steel, Jr. .

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Identifier: MM.1993.003
Scope and Contents Information compiled by Edward M. Steel, Jr., from going through family papers re: the slaves of Frederick S. Heiskell at Fruit Hill (aka Statesview, States View), 10 miles from Knoxville. Information from ca. 1860s. Computer TS. 4 pp. + letter from donor.
Dates: 1850-1865