Hickman County TN Genealogical Research Trip

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Bill of Sale 12yr Slave Lewis.jpg
No matter how you feel about the buying and selling of slaves, they were NOT considered of low value. This 12 year old male slave was sold for $1,000 which represented a HUGE amount of money in 1862. John Morris was considered one of the wealthier citizens of Hickman County with a total net worth of $12,000, so this slave represented almost 10% of his entire net worth
Bill of Sale 3 Slaves John Morris to Wm H Meadow.jpg
These 3 slaves may well be the ones mentioned in the WP Morris Letter as hiding in a cave. They were sold March 6, 1860 for $2,100 which was almost 20% of John Morris' total net worth
FtDonelson-Cumberland-1.jpg
Fort Donelson Lower Water Battery - SE end
FtDonelson-Cumberland-2.jpg
Fort Donelson command of the Cumberland River (now a parking lot), looking downstream. The loss of Fort Donelson so early in the war was devastating, as losing control of the river meant losing the defense of Nashville and the rest of the South
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Fort Donelson Lower Water Battery - Center portion, looking up the river from where the ironclad boats came to attack the fort
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Fort Donelson Lower Water Battery - NW end
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Fort Donelson Lower Water Battery - Center portion with visitor overlook
HickmanCivilDistricts1890.jpg
Hickman County Civil Districts ca 1890. The John Morris family lived in District 6
John Morris insolvency on tax.jpg
John Morris insolvency on tax.jpg
Possible Locations of Hickman County Farm 1.JPG
Possible Locations of Hickman County Farm 1.JPG
Possible Locations of Hickman County Farm 2.JPG
Possible Locations of Hickman County Farm 2.JPG
Possible Locations of Hickman County Farm 3.JPG
Possible Locations of Hickman County Farm 3.JPG
Sale of Land Cynthia Easley to Hardy Petty - 2.jpg
Sale of Land Cynthia Easley to Hardy Petty - 2.jpg
Sale of Land Cynthia Easley To Hardy Petty - 3.jpg
Sale of Land Cynthia Easley To Hardy Petty - 3.jpg
Sale of Land Cynthia Easley to Hardy Petty.jpg
Sale of land by Cynthia Easley to Hardy Petty. This document illustrates the difficulty in reconstructing land boundaries since it uses ash and chestnut trees, river banks and springs as many of the boundary markers, none of which have survived to this day
Sale of Land JB Warren to Hardy Petty.jpg
Sale of Land JB Warren to Hardy Petty.jpg
Spence-HistoryOfHickmanCounty-p449.JPG
Spence-HistoryOfHickmanCounty-p449.JPG
TennesseeProbateCourt1795-1927-Montgomery-Wills1829-1834-VolF-P127.JPG
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TennesseeProbateCourt1795-1927-Montgomery-Wills1829-1834-VolF-P94.JPG
TennesseeProbateCourt1795-1927-Montgomery-Wills1829-1834-VolF-P94.JPG
TennesseeProbateCourt1795-1927-Montgomery-Wills1829-1834-VolF-P95.JPG
TennesseeProbateCourt1795-1927-Montgomery-Wills1829-1834-VolF-P95.JPG
WPM-Morris Broom.JPG
illiamson Plant Morris bio in Who's Who in Tennessee 1911, discussing his Morris Broom Manufacturing Company

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