Archive of documents and letters related to the Fort Family of Tennessee, primarily Elias Fort (1730-1819) of Edgecombe, NC who came west on a Revolutionary War land grant and settled in Robertson County, TN, and his son, Josiah Fort (1762-1848). Includes an 1811 slave receipt for $350 paid by Josiah Fort "by the hands of David Smith for the "sale of a negro girl named Ansy"; 1817 deed signed by Elias Fort giving his son Josiah "one negro man named Moses Jim (or Jr) and one negro boy named Hezekiah to have and hold after my death"; a 19th c. copy of a 1791 land survey document with hand drawn map, signed by S. Williams and Mart. Armstrong, for Elias Fort, assignee of Timothy Manner, concerning 228 acres in Sumner County TN; 1 related 19th c. copy of a 1793 Revolutionary War land grant signed by NC Governor Richard Spaight awarding Elias Fort 228 acres in Sumner County; 1 fragmentary State of North Carolina 1789 land grant document; 1 transfer of land in Robertson County in 1809 from Elias Fort to Josiah Fort, signed by Elias Fort; 1 fragmentary 1805 letter signed Charity Bunn, relating family news; 1813 land indenture signed by Josiah Fort, Matthew Murphree, and David Smith of Kentucky (note inscription in pen beneath his name, identifying him as grandfather of Col. Frank Terry of the Texas Rangers); four (4) Tennessee land grants to Josiah Fort for land in Robertson County, signed by Governor Willie Blount and dated between 1802-1810; and other assorted post Civil War Fort family documents and correspondence up through 1882.
A few items have been professionally lined using semi-transparent tissue supports including the "Ansy" Slave receipt, NC Land grant copies, copy of 1791 survey, and Charity Bunn Letter. Other items encapsulated (not laminated) in protective transparent plastic coverings. All with expected toning, creases, some with minor foxing, small losses and chipping.
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