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John Williams (1731-1799) Papers

Peter Thompson (d. 1823) Papers  Bond of Andrew Neel, Clerk of the Inferior Court of Tryon County. October 28
Title: Bond of Andrew Neel, Clerk of the Inferior Court of Tryon County. October 28

Title: John Williams (1731-1799) Papers

Title: Peter Thompson (d. 1823) Papers Colonial Governors' Papers Record Group  
Series     Josiah Martin (23 April 1737 -- 13 April 1786) Papers  


1745-1960 1772  
Creator     Governor, Office of the  
Call #


PC.1377 CGP 8  


3B 3A.473  

685 (Group)

1887 (Group) 308. (Item)  
Genres/Form Correspondence
Quantity: 22 Item(s)
Scope / Contents:
Correspondence of Col. John Williams, Granville Co. lawyer, legislator, delegate to Continental Congress (1778-1779), judge, Revolutionary officer, and proprietor of the Transylvania Company. Letters concern family and business matters such as lawsuits and horse racing; suspension of the courts (1773); need for paymaster of troops (1777); the 1778 General Assembly; Tryon Co. loyalists; Transylvania Company's claim before the Virginia Assembly (1778); Williams's resignation from Congress; need to provide the Virginia- North Carolina Boundary Commission with militia protection against the Cherokee (1779); and the illegitimate daughter of Gen. Francis Nash. Among the correspondents are Robert Burton, Isaac Edwards, Richard Henderson, Robert Morris, Francis Nash, and William B. Smith

Accounts, Legal documents, Lists, Land grants, Deeds, Bills of sale, Wills, Letters, Instructions, Charts, Oaths
Quantity: 200 Item(s)
Scope / Contents:
Papers of family of Peter Thompson of Burke (later Caldwell) Co., including land grant, deeds, bonds, and slave bill of sale (1784-1870); copies of Thompson wills from Pennsylvania (1745) and South Carolina (1773); and Tryon, Burke, and Caldwell county estate papers of Moses, Peter, and Mary Thompson. There are assorted accounts and legal papers; and letters from relatives in Tennessee (1811-1833, 1885). Also church letter from session in Bershaba, S.C. (1773); oath of allegiance (1778); undated list of Capt. William Lenoir's company; instructions for tanning hides; and Thompson genealogical charts.

Materials: Bonds (legal records), Document Signed;
Proclamations; Petitions;
Depositions; Receipts;
Bonds (legal records); Lists;
Instructions; Accounts; Commissions;
Quantity: 1 Sheet(s)
Scope / Contents:
Cosigned by John Ritzhaupt and Tho[ma]s Neel; witnessed by Robert Blackburn.

Geographic Names Granville County
Tryon County

Burke County
Caldwell County
South Carolina
Bershaba (S. C.)

Tryon County

Subjects Lawyers; Generals; Legislators;
Cherokee Indians; Indians; Delegates
American Loyalists; Family; Lawsuits
Actions and Defenses; Horse Racing
American Revolution, 1775-1783
Troops; Paymasters; Legislative Bodies; Claims; Resignation from Office; Illegitimate Children; Continental Officers; Continental Soldiers

Land; Slaves; Blacks; Churches;
Captains; Meetings; Allegiance;
Troops; Soldiers; Church Polity;
Tanning; Hides and Skins; Administration of Estates

Personal Names Williams, John
Nash, Francis
Burton, Robert
Edwards, Isaac
Henderson, Richard
Morris, Robert
Smith, William B.
Thompson, Peter
Thompson Family
Thompson, Moses
Thompson, Mary
Lenoir, William
Neel, Andrew
Ritzhaupt, John
Neel, Thomas

Note: Published in NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL RECORDS, IX, pp. 345-346.
Corporate Names Transylvania Company
Virginia Assembly
Virginia-North Carolina Boundary Commission
United States Congress
Continental Congress
General Assembly
  Clerks of the Inferior Court  

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