Davidson County, Tennessee, Deed Book P: Personal Property Deeds, 15 Nov. 1821-13 Feb. 1829


A companion book to the author’s Davidson County, Tennessee, Deed Books T and ”: 1829-1835. This volume transcribes personal property deeds for Davidson County, Tennessee, from 1821 to 1829, identifying family members (and relationships) for both white and black families. Records include deeds of trust, deeds of gift, deeds of transfer, bills of sale, mortgages, marriage agreements, powers of attorney and other agreements. These records are particularly full of slave sales and therefore a most valuable resource for African-American researchers. Slaves are listed by family units; ages and physical descriptions are included. The inventories give us a picture of the early days in Middle Tennessee, listing the home furnishings, books in the home library, and early business inventories down to the last set of sheets in the Nashville Inn. Full-name and slave name indices add to the value of this work.

Mary S. Smith

(1997), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 176 pp.

ISBN: 9780788407840