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Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Armstrong Family Papers, 1826-1892. Include the papers of Drury P. Armstrong and Robert Houston Armstrong.

Identifier: MSC 0237
Scope and Contents The Armstrong Family Papers consist of the business transactions and personal reflections of Drury Paine Armstrong (1799-1856) and his son Robert Houston Armstrong (1825-1896). In 1823, Drury P. Armstrong married Amelia Houston, the daughter of Robert Houston. Armstrong was a well regarded businessman and town leader and was appointed to several positions throughout his lifetime. Robert Houston Armstrong was elected to the state legislature about 1850, representing Knox and Sevier Counties....
Dates: 1826-1892

Howard-Smith Collection (Papers of the Smith (Howard-Smith), Gaines, McKinney and allied families of Hawkins County, Tenn. 1800-1923.) (Gift of Mrs. F.A. Augsbury, Jr.).

Identifier: MSC 0712
Scope and Contents The Howard - Smith Collection includes manuscript letters and documents dating from 1800 to 1923 which were collected by Lida and Elise Howard-Smith. Included are letters of the Charles J. McKinney family (Hawkins County, Tenn.); James Gaines (Sullivan County, Tenn.) and Edmund P. Gaines (a military officer whose correspondence covers the War of 1812 and later conflicts); James T. Gaines (Hawkins County, Tenn.) and his correspondence with Governor Joseph McMinn; Eleanor Spurrier Rand;...
Dates: 1800-1923

Isaac Rodgers plat of land in Cocke County, Tenn. Geo. Gordon surveyor. 1807

Identifier: MM.2000.022
Scope and Contents

Survey report by Geo. Gordon for plat of land for Isaac Rodgers in Cocke County, Tenn. Surveyed February 3, 1807. ADS 1 p. (Upper portion missing).

Dates: 1807

Jacob Peck’s Notes.

Identifier: MSC 0266
Scope and Contents One bound volume of notes, maps, essays, and articles by Judge Jacob Peck (1779-1869, of Jefferson County, Tenn.). Ca. 1830s-1860s. Subjects include: geology; strata; earthquakes in the United States; mines (precious metals); extracts from Troost’s survey; Peck’s land grants (some with Birdseye); two letters (G. Troost, Nashville, 1840 and A.H.M. ___, Washington College, 185_); the Cumberland Mountains; Blount, Cocke, Davidson, Greene, Jefferson, Sevier, and Washington Counties, (Tenn.) A...
Dates: 1830-1860

Jarnigan deeds, 1816-1872.

Identifier: MM.1981.127
Scope and Contents Eleven documents, n.d., 1816-1872, deeds and land entries for Jeremiah Jarnigan, Grainger Co., Tenn. + related photocopied newspaper articles in envelopes. - Plat of the Red House Farm-- Jeremiah Jarnigan. Grainger Co., Tenn. No date. - Aug. 29, 1816 deed between Chesley Jarnigan and Jeremiah Jarnigan, Grainger Co., Tenn. (torn). - 1826 land entry for Umphre Smith. 100 acres in Grainger Co., Tenn. (torn). Dec. 13, 1836 deed between John Jarnigan and Jeremiah Jarnigan - 1837 land entry,...
Dates: 1816-1872

John H. Barnard land entry, 1887.

Identifier: MM.1981.077
Scope and Contents

Survey notes and map showing John H. Barnard’s land entry of 1,000 acres in Campbell County, Tenn. Entry no. 1510. Surveyed by R. D. Perkins, Deputy County Surveyor for Campbell County. 1 pc. Oversize. .

Dates: 1887

John Ruble land grant, Washington County, N. C. (Tenn.) 1797.

Identifier: MM.1981.028
Scope and Contents

October 19, 1797 land grant to John Ruble, Washington County, N. C. Signed by N. C. Governor Samuel Ashe. DS 1 pc. + attached survey of John Ruble’s land in Washington County, N. C. Signed by William Wood. ADS 1 pc.

Dates: 1797

Joseph Brown’s surveyor’s book, ca. 1786.

Identifier: MM.1982.010
Scope and Contents Joseph Brown’s surveyor’s book. Handwritten notes, tables, and instructions on surveying written in a small bound volume which includes at the back the printed book Traverse Tables: or Tables of Differences of Latitudes and Departure...Land Surveying. By Thomas Mendenhall, Philadelphia, 1784. Handwritten dates 1786 and 1812 in the book. Jonesborough [Tenn.] written in front of volume. Joseph Brown was the sheriff of Washington County, 1806-1814. He is supposed to have moved to Knox County,...
Dates: circa 1786

Love Family Papers, ca. 1787-1896. Knox County, Tenn.

Identifier: MM.1979.052
Scope and Contents

Papers of the Love Family of Knox County, Tenn. No date, 1784-1896. Includes deeds, land surveys, obituary clippings, Civil War papers, etc. MM.1979.052a Love Family Papers, no date, 1787-1857. MM.1979.052b Love Family Papers, 1863-1896. MM.1979.052c Love Family Papers, no date, 1784-1871 (Photocopies). MM.1979.052d Love Family Papers, 1784-1871 (damaged originals).

Dates: circa 1787-1896

North Carolina land grant to Robert King for 500 acres (now Lyons Bend), February 1796 + attached survey plat, September 9, 1795)

Identifier: QMM.2004.002
Scope and Contents

North Carolina land grant to Robert King for 500 acres in the Eastern District in the north side of Holston River “including the first bent above the mouth of Fourth Creek,” (now Lyons Bend), February 1796. Signed by [Governor] Saml. Ashe. DS with seal + attached survey plat, September 9, 1795, by John Mann and certified by Stokley Donelson (ADS 1 pc. attached to land grant).

Dates: 1795

Robert Armstrong surveys, 1838.

Identifier: MM.1981.026
Scope and Contents

January 22, 1838 survey by Robert Armstrong for Mat. M. Gains plat. ADS 1 pc. January 22, 1838 survey by Robert Armstrong for Matthew McClung’s plat. ADS 1 pc.

Dates: 1838

Robert Houston Papers.

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

Wiley and McAdoo Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0168
Scope and Contents

Papers of the Wiley and McAdoo families, 1817-1913 (most from 1870s-1880s). Papers include: letters; deeds and wills; coal mining papers; some family history (McAdoo, Wiley, Gibbs, Grills, Ingles, Boyd); land surveys; printed material.

Dates: 1817-1913; bulk 1870-1890

William Fain land grant, 1797.

Identifier: MM.1981.159
Scope and Contents

October 22, 1797, North Carolina land grant to William Fain for 500 acres in Washington County. Signed by North Carolina Governor Sam Ashe. ADS 1 p. + September 39, 1797 survey of the land with plat drawing. Done by William Wood. ADS 1 p. attached to land grant by seal.

Dates: 1797

William Fairfax survey warrant, 1748.

Identifier: MM.1981.163
Scope and Contents

March 28, 1748, warrant to George Hume to survey land in Orange County, Va. Signed by W(illiam) Fairfax.

Dates: 1748