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Database: Volunteer Voices: The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee
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Title: Edward Frost, Charleston, SC to J.G.M. Ramsey, Mecklenburg, TN
Author : Edward Frost, 1801-1868
Recipient : James Gettys Ramsey, 1797-1884
Date Created: 1856-07-27
Abstract: Edward Frost, president of the Blue Ridge Railroad writes from Charleston, South Carolina to J.G.M. Ramsey, at his home, Mecklenburg, near Knoxville, Tennessee. Frost is concerned with the railroad that is to connect East Tennessee to the coast. He remarks about the engaging of a civil engineer to survey the road and state legislation which will affect railroads.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: James Gettys McGready Ramsey Papers, 1790-1912
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001903
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Title: 1837 Jan. 13, Spoliation Claim
Complainant : Edward Graves
Defendant : United States Government
Complainant : Sarah Graves
Date Created: 1837-01-13
Abstract: This document is a spoliation claim made by Edward and Sarah Graves requesting that the United States government pay them the sum of forty-eight dollars for 12 hogs that were killed by troops under the command of General White during the Creek War.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003088
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Title: [Letter] 1849 Dec. 12, Hanover College [Indiana] [to] Parents [Mr. and Mrs. Ethel Henry Porter]
Author : Edward Porter
Recipient : Ethel Porter
Recipient : Henry Porter
Date Created: 1849-12-12
Abstract: This document is a letter written by Edward Porter to his parents on December 12, 1849. In the letter, Edward discusses the events taking place with his sister, Mary, at her school. He writes to their parents how unhappy she is there, and that she has not written home because she does not like her teacher, Mr. Anderson, to read her letters before she sends them. Edward tells them that the teacher will not send her letters if she writes something disagreeable to him, and has threatened her with expulsion if she does not act better and do as he wishes. Edward concludes the letter by describing what he has been doing at Hanover College and about the social events at the school and in Hanover.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Porter-Rice Family Papers, 1826-1927
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003135
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Title: Apprentice Indenture of Lewis Bob, a coloured boy age three and some months, to Aaron V. Allen
Signer; Witness : Edward W. Rose
Signer : Aaron V. Allen
Date Created: 1852-05-03
Abstract: Apprentice Indenture of Lewis Bob, a coloured boy age three and some months, to Aaron V. Allen. Allen agrees to instruct the boy in the occupation of farming. At the expiration of the boy`s term of service, he was to be given a horse, saddle, and bridle valued at seventy-five dollars, and a good suit of clothes "over and above his clothes" worth fifteen dollars.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: County Court Records, 1840-1853
Contributing Institution: Giles County Archives
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002811
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Title: Apprentice Indenture of the children of Emily F. Mills to Howell C. Hayes
Signer; Witness : Edward W. Rose
Signer : Howell C. Hayes
Signer : William Buchanan
Date Created: 1850-11-04
Abstract: Apprentice Indenture of the children of Emily F. Mills to Howell C. Hayes and William Buchanan. The children were "free negroes", Martha, born 1840, William, b. 1844, Frances, b. 1845, John, b. 1847, and Barbara, b. 1849. The boys were to learn farming and horsemanship; the girls were to learn spinning and housework.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: County Court Records, 1840-1853
Contributing Institution: Giles County Archives
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002812
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Title: Apprentice Indenture of Harriett Parnell to Samuel Broadway
Signer; Witness : Edward W. Rose
Signer : Samuel Broadway
Associated name : Harriet Parnell
Date Created: 1843-08-07
Abstract: Apprentice Indenture of Harriett Parnell, an orphan 8 years of age, to Samuel Broadway. Parnell was to serve as Broadway`s apprentice until age 18. Broadway agreed to teach Parnell the occupation of spinster and seamstress and also to read and write legibly. At the end of Parnell`s service, Broadway agreed to give her an additional suit of clothes, a good bed and furniture.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: County Court Records, 1840-1853
Contributing Institution: Giles County Archives
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002816
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Title: Apprentice Indenture of Harriett Parnell to William Inman
Signer; Witness : Edward W. Rose
Signer : William Inman
Associated name : Harriet Parnell
Date Created: 1842-06-10
Abstract: Apprentice Indenture of Harriett Parnell, an orphan age 7, to William Inman. Parnell was to serve as Inman`s apprentice until the age of 18. Inman agreed to teach her the occupation of spinster and seamstress as well as how to read and write legibly. At the end of Parnell`s service, she was to receive a bed, furniture, and set of clothes from Inman.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: County Court Records, 1840-1853
Contributing Institution: Giles County Archives
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002813
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Title: Apprentice Indenture of Lewis Bob, a coloured boy age seven, to John Davis
Signer; Witness : Edward W. Rose
Signer : John Davis
Date Created: 1855-10-02
Abstract: Apprentice Indenture of Lewis Bob, a colored boy age seven, to John Davis. Davis agrees to instruct the boy in the occupation of farming. At the expiration of the boy`s term of service, Davis was to give him a horse, saddle, and bridle valued at seventy-five dollars, and a good suit of clothes "over and above his clothes" to be worth fifteen dollars.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: County Court Records, 1840-1853
Contributing Institution: Giles County Archives
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002810
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Title: Apprentice Indenture of William H. and Lafayette Bishop to Henry N. Prior
Signer; Witness : Edward W. Rose
Signer : Henry N. Prior
Signer : Clayton Buchanan
Date Created: 1853-12-06
Abstract: Apprentice Indenture of William and Lafayette Bishop, orphans age 9 and 7 respectively, to Henry N. Prior. The two boys were to serve as Prior`s apprentices until age 21. Prior agreed to teach the boys farming and blacksmithing (should either prove apt) as well as how to read and write and cypher to the single rule of three. Upon completion of their apprenticeship, Prior agreed to give them a horse, saddle and bridle worth $85, and a suit of "fine...clothes."
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: County Court Records, 1840-1853
Contributing Institution: Giles County Archives
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002817
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Title: 1808 Apr. 10, Greenville, So[uth] Carolina [to] Return J. Meigs, Highwassee
Author : Elias Earle
Recipient : Return J. Meigs, 1740-1823
Date Created: 1808-04-10
Abstract: This document is a letter dated April 10, 1806 from Colonel Elias Earle to Return J. Meigs, agent for Indian affairs. Earle informs Meigs that an unnamed treaty recently signed with the Cherokees has not been ratified and speculates that the failure is attributable to an inaccurate map of the United States. Earle mentions a memorial sent by [James] Vann and [Charles] Hicks. He also discusses the storage of corn at Highwassee as opposed to Chickama[u]ga Creek, both inside the Cherokee Nation. Earle was a congressman from Greenville, South Carolina.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Penelope Allen Collection, 1801-1984
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003076
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Title: Elijah Ward to Justices of White County Court, Guardian Bond, 15th October 1827
Signer : Elijah Ward, 1816-1882
Signer : James H. Pass
Date Created: 1827-10-15
Abstract: Elijah Ward was appointed the guardian of two orphans, Nancy and James Howard. James H. Pass entered bound himself in the oath as well, in the sum of $800, to the Justices of the court - Thomas Eastland, John Bryan David Mitchell and Joseph Herd.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: County Records
Contributing Institution: White County Archives
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003273
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Title: Bill of sale for slaves sold to Britton Duke
Author : Eliza Mason
Author : Thomas Bowling
Author : Robert Ger
Date Created: 1836-06-01
Abstract: Hand written bill of sale for slaves sold to Britton Duke on June 1, 1836. Sold by Eliza Mason, Thomas Bowling, and Robert Ger. Two other signer`s names are illegible. The bill of sale includes the given name of the slaves and the prices paid. It has "State of Tennessee Shelby County Court" written as a header. On the verso is partially illegible writing, part of which reads,"Bill of Sale for B Duke..." It is the fifth item in the folder.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Contributing Institution: Memphis Public Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001911
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Title: Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain`s personal journal
Author : Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain, 1816-1892
Date Created: 1842-04-07
Abstract: The most unique entry in Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain`s journal is about two slaves, Dick and Polly, who emigrate to Liberia from east Tennessee in 1842. The rest of the journal consists mainly of the Rhea family geneaology from the late 18th century until around 1840. The journal entries date from approximately the 1830s until the 1860s.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: John N. Fain Collection
Contributing Institution: C. M. McClung Historical Collection
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002728
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Title: Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain`s personal journal
Author : Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain
Date Created: 1843-05-14
Abstract: The exterior and one page from Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain`s personal diary. This entry from the journal was written when Fain and all of her children suffered from the measles in May of 1843. The rest of the journal consists mainly of the Rhea family geneaology from the late 18th century until around 1840. The journal entries date from approximately the 1830s until the 1860s.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: John N. Fain Collection
Contributing Institution: C. M. McClung Historical Collection
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002727
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Title: [Letter] 1841 Mar. 26, Jackson, [Tennessee] [to] Mary Jane Chester
Author : Elizabeth Chester
Recipient : Mary Jane Chester
Date Created: 1841-03-26
Abstract: This document is a letter written by Elizabeth Chester to her daughter, Mary Jane Chester, on March 26, 1841. In the letter, Elizabeth discusses social events taking place in Jackson, such as marriages and parties, as well as events taking place with the people in their family. She asks her daughter not to ride on horses because she could get injured, and to always tell them the truth because they need to trust her while she is away from home.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Robert J. Chester Family Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003154
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Title: [Letter] 1841 May 14, Jackson, [Tennessee] [to] Mary J[ane] Chester, Female Institute, Columbia, Ten[nessee]
Author : Elizabeth Chester
Recipient : Mary Jane Chester
Date Created: 1841-05-14
Abstract: This document is a letter written by Elizabeth Chester to her daughter, Mary Jane Chester, on May 14, 1841. In the letter, Elizabeth acknowledges Mary Jane`s recent illness, and wishes her better health. Elizabeth also informs Mary Jane of events happening at home and with her family in Jackson, Tennessee.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Robert J. Chester Family Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003019
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Title: [Letter] 1840 Nov. 22, Jackson, [Tennessee] [to] Mary Jane Chester, Columbia, Ten[nessee]
Author : Elizabeth Chester
Recipient : Mary Jane Chester
Date Created: 1840-11-22
Abstract: This document is a letter written by Elizabeth Chester to her daughter Mary Jane Chester on November 22, 1840. The letter is composed of two entries. The first entry discusses Mary Jane`s birthday, family events, and the political climate in Jackson, Tennessee. The second entry, dated November 26, discusses a fire at the Institute where Mary Jane attends and alludes to possible unrest with their slaves if future president William Henry Harrison does not free them. The letter has written on it that Elizabeth Chester died twelve months after writing this letter.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Robert J. Chester Family Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003149
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Title: [Letter] 1840 Nov. 2, Jackson, [Tennessee] [to] Mary Jane Chester, Columbia, Ten [nessee]
Author : Elizabeth Chester
Recipient : Mary Jane Chester
Date Created: 1840-11-02
Abstract: This document is a letter written to Mary Jane Chester from her mother, Elizabeth Chester, on November 2, 1840. In the letter, Elizabeth discusses the visit between Mary Jane and "Uncle" Andrew Jackson. Elizabeth advises that even though Mary Jane is homesick, that she needs to stay at school, do well in her classes, and remain devoted to her Bible and religion.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Robert J. Chester Family Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003147
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Title: [Letter] 1841 Feb. 15, Jackson, Tenn[essee] [to] Mary Jane Chester, Female Institute, Columbus, Ten[nessee]
Author : Elizabeth Chester
Recipient : Mary Jane Chester
Date Created: 1841-02-15
Abstract: This document is a letter, dated February 15, 1841, from Elizabeth Chester in Jackson, TN, to her daughter Mary Jane at the Female Institute in Columbia. Elizabeth writes to inquire about the latest news of her daughter`s schooling, and she also talks about visiting the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson`s home in Nashville.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Robert J. Chester Family Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003153
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Title: [Letter] 1840 Sept. 17 [to] Mary Jane Chester, Columbia, Ten[nessee]
Author : Elizabeth Chester
Recipient : Mary Jane Chester
Date Created: 1840-09-17
Abstract: This document is a letter written by Elizabeth Chester to her daughter, Mary Jane Chester, on September 17, 1840. In the letter, Elizabeth wishes good health to her daughter, and expresses her and her family`s desire to see Mary Jane soon. Elizabeth writes of missing her daughter, the sickness of a dear relative, and information concerning the relocation of some of Mary Jane`s friends.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Robert J. Chester Family Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003139
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Title: [Letter] 1840 Dec. 27, Jackson, Tennessee [to] Miss Mary Jane Chester, Columbia, Tennessee
Author : Elizabeth Chester
Recipient : Mary Jane Chester
Date Created: 1840-12-27
Abstract: The following document is a letter, dated December 27, 1840, from Elizabeth Chester to her daughter Mary Jane Chester. Elizabeth writes to her daughter who is being schooled at the Female Institute in Columbia, TN, and updates her on the happenings back home in Jackson. She talks of all the people who will be recently married and mentions her husband, Colonel Robert Chester`s recent trip to visit Mary Jane. Also included is a short letter written to Mary Jane from her younger sister Martha.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Robert J. Chester Family Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003151
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Title: [Letter] 1841 May 23, Jackson, Tenn[essee] [to] Miss Mary Jane Chester, Female Institute, Columbia, Ten[nessee]
Author : Elizabeth Chester
Recipient : Mary Jane Chester
Author : Robert J. Chester
Date Created: 1841-05-23
Abstract: The following document is a letter, dated May 23, 1841, from Elizabeth Chester to her daughter Mary Jane at the Female Institute in Columbia, TN. Chester scolds her daughter for speaking of politics and fears that such talk with threaten her father`s political career. Also included in this document is a letter written to Mary Jane from her father, Colonel Robert J. Chester.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Robert J. Chester Family Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003021
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Title: [Letter] [1841] Apr 23, Jackson, [to] Mary J[ane] Chester, Female Institute, Columbia
Author : Elizabeth Chester
Recipient : Mary Jane Chester
Date Created: 1841-04-23
Abstract: The following document is a letter dated April 23, 1841, from Elizabeth Chester to her daughter Mary Jane at the Female Institute in Columbia, TN. Chester updates her daughter on happenings back home while Mary Jane is away at school.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Robert J. Chester Family Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003018
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Title: Ephraim Foster, Nashville, Tennessee to Rev. W. G. Brownlow
Author : Ephraim Hubbard Foster, 1794-1854
Date Created: 1852-07-04
Abstract: Ephraim Foster in Nashville, Tennessee writes an extensive discussion of the recent Whig convention at which Winfield Scott received the presidential nomination. Former Senator Foster expresses his disappointment with Scott and discusses the course he proposes to personally adopt toward him and what course the Tennessee Whig Party will probably follow.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: William G. Brownlow Papers
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001809
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Title: [Letter] 1836 Sept. 22, Raleigh, [North Carolina] [to] D[octo]r W[illia]m Johnson
Author : Ethel Henry Porter
Recipient : William Johnson
Date Created: 1836-09-22
Abstract: This document is a letter to Doctor William Johnson from Ethel Henry Porter, dated September 22, 1836. In the letter, Porter informs Johnson of the way in which he will repay a monetary judgement Johnson has against Porter and another man. Porter explains that the delay in payment is a result of not being able to obtain North Carolina or US currency.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Porter-Rice Family Papers, 1826-1927
Contributing Institution: University of Memphis Special Collections
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003189
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