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Wills

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

A Record of all transactions as executor of the last will and testament of David Nelson, deceased’ by Thomas A.R. Nelson, 1854.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1997.102a
Scope and Contents Record of all transactions as executor of the last will and testament of David Nelson, deceased, as fulfilled by his son, Thomas A. R. Nelson, 1854. 1 handwritten, bound volume 285 pp. Includes a copy of the will of David Nelson, Carter County, Tenn., 1850; and an inventory of the estate.
Dates: 1854

David Adams will, 1852.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1981.016
Scope and Contents Three documents: November 19, 1831 letter of attorney, Micajah Adams and wife Elizabeth Holston Adams to David Adams, Sullivan County, Tenn. ADS 2 pp. Photostat. January 19, 1852 Davis Adams will, Knox County, Tenn. ADS 2 pp. (1 sheet). Photostat. May 1853 Rev. Andrew Gass, executor’s bond, estate of David Adams, Knox County, Tenn. ADS 1 p. Photostat.
Dates: 1831, 1852-1853

James R. and Elise Porta Ogden Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0107
Scope and Contents Family papers of James Robinson Ogden (1837-1891) and his wife Elise Porta Ogden (1846-1930). The Porta family was one of the French Swiss families in Knoxville. Several documents are written in French; most have translations. Documents date from 1845-1946. Includes documents re: baptisms of Francois E.T. Porta and Elise L. Porta; biographical sketch of Francois Louis Porta (1815-1846); original pencil sketch portrait of Francois Louis Porta; James R. Ogden’s recollections of his boyhood in...
Dates: 1845-1946

John Goad will, 1772.

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Identifier: MM.1981.188
Scope and Contents Will of John Goad, Bedford County, Va., July 7, 1772. ALS 2 pp. PHOTOSTAT. Goad was the maternal grandfather of John Sevier.
Dates: 1772

John McCammon and Daniel Sane (Sein, Sayne) papers, including deeds. Knox County, Tenn.

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Identifier: MM.2004.015
Scope and Contents Land deeds to John McCammon and his heirs signed by Governor Carroll of Tennessee, Secretary Daniel Graham, 1807 and 1825. Daniel Sane purchased land from Samuel McCammon in 1845. Deeds and partition of land deeds from that period for the McCammon, Sane and other families until 1931 are organized according to date, the earliest to the latest. Documents may have been used in a title search. Also included: Will of John Sane; Articles of Agreement of The Trustees of the New Salem Church to Schools...
Dates: 1807-1931

Last Will and Testament of Caswell O. Walker

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Identifier: MM.2020.011
Scope and Contents Copy of the last will and testament of Caswell O. Walker of Knoxville (Tenn.). Signed on September 28, 1992.
Dates: 1992

Lucy Gray Kendall manuscript entitled “In the Cradle of the Republic.” No date. + copy of Griffith Owen will, 1716.

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Identifier: MM.nd.038
Scope and Contents Typed manuscript “In the Cradle of the Republic” by Lucy Gray Kendall, Nashville. No date. 56 pp. Re: Roanoke and Williamsburg, Va., English colonization, etc. + photostat of the will of Griffith Owen, Philadelphia, Penn. 1716.
Dates: undated

M. D. Bearden will, 1869.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1981.040
Scope and Contents Handwritten will of M. D. Bearden, dated November 13, 1869. ADS 2 pp. No witnesses, “because my handwriting is well known.”
Dates: 1869

Patrick Sullivan Papers, 1865-1977.

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Identifier: MSC 0851
Scope and Contents Patrick Sullivan was born in Kerry County, Ireland, on August 9, 1841, and moved to America with his family. In 1850 the family settled in Rogersville, Tenn. Patrick Sullivan moved to Knoxville, Tenn, in 1853 and lived there until his death in June 1925. During the Civil War he served as a soldier with the Union Army. After the war he went into the saloon business in Knoxville, operating a saloon on the corner of Central & Jackson. After living in Knoxville for 71 years, Patrick Sullivan...
Dates: 1865-1977

Robert Houston Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0236
Scope and Contents Papers of Robert Houston of Knox County, Tenn,. Ca. 1793-1878. Includes: 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796 appointments of Robert Houston as Knox County Sheriff, signed by William Blount; pardon for Thomas Nelson, 17--; 1803 John Sevier and Robert Houston account; Stokely Donelson land sale certificate signed by F.A. Ramsey, 1800; Receipt from Andrew Jackson, 1803; note from William Blount, 1793; re: subscription to Knoxville Library, 1795; re: cessions of lands from the Indians, 1819; survey of Indian...
Dates: 1793-1834

Sale book of property belonging to the estate of David Nelson, deceased. Ca. 1850. [By Thomas A. R. Nelson].

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1997.102b
Scope and Contents Sale book of property belonging to the estate of David Nelson, deceased, ca. 1850. [By Thomas A. R. Nelson]. Most accounts re: Moses W. Nelson. 1 handwritten volume.
Dates: circa 1850

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

Sullivan County (Tenn.) Manuscripts.

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Identifier: MSC 0760
Scope and Contents 1) Notebook from Sawmill on Beaver Creek, Sullivan County, 1818-1819 2) handwritten notes on the will of James Rhea 3) handwritten notes on 1884 Sullivan County, Tennessee Chancery Court Case regarding 1854 will and estate of James Rhea; involving sons Samuel Rhea and Theodore Rhea and wife Elizabeth Rhea. (2 folders)
Dates: 1818-1819; 1854; 1884

Will of Charles McClung. Knox County, Tenn. May 20, 1834.

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Identifier: MM.1999.050
Scope and Contents Will of Charles McClung, Knox County, Tenn. May 20, 1834. ADS 4 pp. (treated with linen; sewn into folder cover).
Dates: 1834

Will of Daniel Syester (court copy)

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Identifier: MM.2020.016
Scope and Contents Tenn., Hawkins County 1821, Will of Danl. Syester. Rogersville. Daniel abandoned family, wife Hannah and all possessions in Va. and came to Tenn. over 20 years before. Remarried to Caty Shooks in Hawkins Co. and has a total of 12 children between the 2 wives. No mention of divorce. Wishes to equally divide his Tennessee, Virginia, and Maryland plantation lands and all properties (no mention of slaves) affixed equally among his surviving Tenn. wife and his children of both wives, as he hears...
Dates: 1821

Will of John McGhee, Monroe County, Tenn. 1849.

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Identifier: MM.2017.020
Scope and Contents Will of John McGhee, Monroe County, Tenn. 1849. ADS 8 pp. (Pages treated many years ago with fabric for mending and hand sewn into a binder).
Dates: 1849

Will of Samuel M. Murray. Maryville, Tenn. August 4, 1821.

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Identifier: MM.2000.045
Scope and Contents Will of Samuel M. Murray. Maryville, Tenn. August 4, 1821. ADS 1 document. 4 pcs. of worn, fragile, yellowed papers, fragment missing.
Dates: 1821