One-page partially-printed temporary bond pledging the River Oaks Plantation and five slaves as security to ensure the administrators of an estate complete and tender its inventory to the State of Tennessee within two years. Harris Bradford’s estate.

One-page partially-printed temporary bond pledging the River Oaks Plantation and five slaves as security to ensure the administrators of an estate complete and tender its inventory to the State of Tennessee within two years

Gibson County, Tennessee: 1836. Unbound. This partially printed document measures 7.75” x 13.5” It is in good shape with some moderate soiling and short split along one storage fold. The document requires the administrators of Harris Bradford’s estate to provide a complete inventory of his property and belongs within two years or forfeit $20,000. In lieu of cash security, the court accepted “the River Oaks Plantation and 5 slaves listed as security. . . .” The five slaves were Baber (26 years old), Esau (36), Isiah (44), Frump (31), and Pearl (38). Very good. Item #009204

River Oaks Plantation was apparently located on near the Forked Deer River not far from the town of Humboldt about a hundred miles northeast of Memphis. (See the Lee-Davis U.D.C. Historical Society’s Families and history of Gibson County, Tennessee to 1989.

Price: $150.00

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