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Nimrod E. Benson deeds

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0140

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes two deeds: one is a handwritten statement dated 19 February 1830, and the other is a printed form that has been filled in, dated 2 April 1832 and also signed by Benson's wife, Catharine. Both deeds record the transferral of real property in the town of Montgomery, Alabama, from Benson's ownership to that of George Whitman.

Dates

  • 1830, 1832

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical/Historical note

Nimrod Earl Benson was a lawyer, a judge, and a member of the House of Representatives from 1825-1826. He practiced law in the city of Montgomery, Alabama. He also served as mayor of Montgomery in 1847. He was born in Fairfax, Virginia, to William Henry (1745-1796) and Eleanor Key (1751-1815) in 1793. He married Catharine Louisa Goldthwaite (1800-1873). They had six children: Jane Anne (1822-unknown), Mary (1828-unknown), Eleanor Key (1832-unknown), William H. (1834-unknown), Louise (1839-unknown), and Olivia (1842-unknown). Nimrod E. Benson died in Montgomery, Alabama, on September 28, 1854, after contracting yellow fever.

Sources: www.ancestry.com; www.encyclopediaofalabama.org; www.findagrave.com

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (2 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Two deeds recording the conveyance of land in Montgomery County, Alabama, by Nimrod E. Benson to George Whitman, 19 February 1830 and 2 April 1832.

Provenance

Unknown

Processed by

Unknown
Title
Guide to the Nimrod E. Benson deeds
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009; updated 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500