Date Span: 1820-1889
Scope / Content: Miscellaneous legal papers of the Thomson family, including the wills of Elizabeth Thomson (1889) and William Scott (1820); freedmen's labor contracts (1865-1867); military passes (1863), parole (1865) and oaths of allegiance to the United States (1865); a land title (1886); and genealogical information.
Biographical Sketch: W.A. and Elizabeth Thomson owned a plantation in Sumter District, South Carolina. Their son, John A. Thomson, served in the 7th South Carolina Cavalry during the Civil War.
Labor contract between J.A. Thomson and freedmen; Sumter, SC, 1866-1867
Tenant lien contract between C.E. Stubbs and J.A. Thomson and Mrs. Francis L. Seales; 1879
Memorandum of Agreement between J.A. Thomson and Brevet Major Gen. R.K. Scott for a lien on Thomson's plantation; 1868.
Will of William Scott, brother of Ester Thomson
Will of Mrs. Elizabeth Thomson; 1886
Letter of testamentary as to executor of Elizabeth Thomson will; John A. Thomson; 1889
SERIES 2: Material Dealing with Civil War
Notice John A. Thomson became a paroled prisoner at Appomattox Court House; April 10, 1865
Pass for Private J.A. Thomson to visit Sumter, SC; November 27, 1863 and December 29, 1863
Letter of safe passage for John A. Thomson to Wilmington, VA, to recover a runaway Negro; December 28, 1863
SERIES 3: Genealogical Material
SERIES 4: Financial Material -- Cotton Accounts of W.A. Thomson; Charleston,
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