Contains 114 Collections and/or Records:
Chance, Joseph L., Texas jurist born in Tennessee July 4, 1800. Washington County. September 25, 1837. Petition for letters of Administration for Estates of Ewing and Young Caruthers who fell "in the massacre of Mayor Ward's Battalion in the spring of 1836." A delegate to the 1833 Convention, Chance was a Captain of Texas Volunteers during the Texas Revolution.
Dyer, Clement C., Texas jurist and magistrate born in Dyersburg, Tennessee, January 29, 1800. Fort Bend County, April 4, 1845. Signed as Chief Justice certifying interrogations in the case of Noah Woods vs Harriet Canfield. Dyer, one of the original OLD 300 Colonist of Texas and pioneer Fort Bend settler, was justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic.
Gant, William W., Texas jurist born in Tennessee in January 1809. Washington, Texas, February 1840. Signed as attorney. Receipt to Shubal Marsh for legal fee for writing petition for "prolongation of time." Gant fought at San Jacinto and served in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Congresses. He was killed by Indians in 1840 and the first memorial of the Texas Bar was published in his honor.
Heard, William Jones Elliot, Texas jurist and legislator born in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 16, 1801. Colorado County, September 24, 1838. Signed as Judge of Probate. Appointment of Basil Illiams as Administrator of the Estate of Robert Cunningham. Heard, a captain at the Battle of San Jacinto, was Chief Justice of Wharton County in 1839., 1839
Houston, Samuel, Texas political and military leader, Governor of Tennessee. April 28, 1838. Texas Revolution claim document, payment of which is declined by Houston whilst President of the Republic. Houston served as President, Senator and Governor of Texas and let the Texan victory against Santa Ana at the Battle of San Jacinto.
Mayfield, James S., attorney and legislator born in Tennessee in 1809. Fayette County, September 29, 1845. Signed Mayfield and Crutcher, attorneys. Petition for James Callison, auditor for the estate of Jasper A. Sargeant. Mayfield served in the 5th and 6th Republic of Texas Congresses and introduced the Franco-Texienne Bill. He was secretary of State under President Lamar.
Oldham, Williamson Simpson, Arkansas jurist and legislator born in Franklin County, Tennessee on July 19, 1813. Washington County, July 1842. Petition, as executor for extension of time in settling the Estate of James Bowie, who was killed in the Alamo. Oldham, a fire brand secessionist and enemy of Sam Houston, represented Texas in the Confederate Congress. In 1859 he published "A Digest of the General Statute Laws of the State of Texas."
Reed, Henry, Texas jurist born in Tennessee on November 10, 1800. Franklin, April 24, 1845. Signed as Chief Justice. Interrogations in the case of Barron vs Hill regarding mortgaged slaves. Reed fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and was first Chief Justice of Robertson County.
Roddy, Ephraim, Texas jurist and magistrate born in Tennessee in 1793. Washington, July 23, 1838. Signed as attorney for McKinney and Williams in suit against D. P. Woodlief, for default on note, Roddy was a delegate to the convention of 1833 and was first Magistrate of Washington, after annexation.
Scurry, Richardson, A., Texas jurist and legislator born at Gallatin, Tennessee on November 11, 1811. Montgomery, November 29, 1840, Character witness for Pleasant Gray accepted as evidence in suit. Scurry, a brilliant attorney, fought in the Battle of San Jacinto, was District Attorney of the 5th Judicial District, Judge of the 6th District and a member of the Supreme Court.
Terrell, George W., Texas jurist who served as Attorney General under Tennessee Governor Sam Houston. May 14, 1844. Authentication of signature of Samuel Nelson in the case of Nelson vs Nelson. Terrell , a friend of Sam Houston was Attorney General in Tennessee when Houston was Governor. Migrating to Texas he was District Attorney of San Augustine in 1837, and later Attorney General of the Republic of Texas.
Tennessee. Report of the select committee appointed on the 20th instant, on a memorial of the legislature of North Carolina, remonstrating against the act of Congress, passed in the year 1806, "authorizing the State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles to certain lands therein described, and to settle the claims to the vacant and unappropriated lands within the same." North Carolina, January 28, 1817
Tennessee. Speeches of Mr. White of Tennessee, delivered in the Senate of the U.S., June 1832 on the Bill to re-charter the Bank of the United States. Washington, 1832
Tennessee. Disposal of Vacant Lands. Memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, in relation to the disposal of vacant Lands. Washington, April 9, 1838
Tennessee. Letter of the Hon. Hugh L. White to the Legislature of Tennessee on declining to obey certain of their Resolutions of Instruction, and Resigning the Office of Senator of the United States. Washington 1840., 1840
Tennessee. The Governor's Message: Delivered in the House of Representatives on the 3rd October, 1843. Nashville, 1843
Tennessee. Speech of Mr. M. P. Gentry, of Tennessee on the Tariff delivered in the House of Representatives of the U.S., July 2, 1846
Tennessee. Report: The Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the "memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, asking a cession and relinquishment of the lands south and west of the congressional reservation line, and an appropriation in behalf of the West Tennessee College, at Jackson," according to order, have had the same under consideration, and respectfully report: Washington, January 27, 1846
Tennessee. Speech of Hon. H. L. Turney, of Tennessee on the Tennessee Resolutions delivered in the Senate of the United States, February 18, 1846
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