Yazoo land fraud
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Deed between Zachariah Cox and John Sevier, September 4, 1797
Scope and Contents
September 4, 1797 deed between Zachariah Cox of Montgomery County, Georgia and John Sevier of Tennessee. $2, 500.00 paid by John Sevier for 20,000 acres of land described in deed. Printed document with handwritten portions. ADS 1 pc. Signed by Zach. Cox and Mathias Maher. Curved cut on top of document, seal and ribbons at lower right. Tear at lower bottom edge. Zachariah Cox, Mathias Maher, and associates called the Tennessee Company.
John Sevier to the United States, Release etc. 40,000 acres,1814 ( Quit Claim Deed.)
Scope and Contents December 30, 1814 document, handwritten and signed by John Sevier, transfers by quit claim his rights and title to two tracts of land of 20,000 acres each to the United States of America in exchange for certificates of stock. ADS with seal 1 pc. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Richard Wallace. Re: transfer two deeds of 20,000 acres each of land in Tennessee from Zachariah Cox to John Sevier of Knox County, Tenn, September 2, 1797. (Land was originally granted to Zachariah Cox...