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Lewis L. Marks estate papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2813

Scope and Contents

This collection contains twenty-five pages of legal documents pertaining to the settlement of the estate of Lewis L. Marks as ordered by the Probate Court of Lauderdale County in 1857. Included is a packet of documents detailing appraisal and allotment "by ballot" of enslaved persons.

Dates

  • 1856 - 1858

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Lewis L. Marks was born in Virginia circa 1794. On April 17, 1849, he married Mary, who was born in Tennessee in 1824. Lewis had Virginia and John (born in 1827 and 1829 repsectively) by a previous marriage and one child with Mary, Lewis W.

Extent

0.025 Linear Feet (31 pages)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Legal documents pertaining to the distribution of the Lewis L. Marks estate to his heirs. Also present are miscellaneous legal documents belonging to Robert M. Patton, administrator of Marks's estate.

Provenance

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2008.

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, August, 2010
Title
Guide to the Lewis L. Marks Estate Papers
Status
Completed
Author
James N. Gilbreath
Date
8/30/2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500