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Broadside headed “Clerk’s Sale of a Valuable Tract of Land in Shelby County” and dated February 12, 1860. It advertises the sale of 72.43 acres of land on LaGrange Road, Shelby County, Tennessee, by the County Court on February 28, 1860. The broadside was issued by County Court Clerk John P. Trezevant to settle debts as a result of the case A.W. Lurry, et al, vs. Thomas Lurry, et al, the heirs of Wilson Lurry. The elder Lurry was born circa 1788 in Camden County, North Carolina, to Thomas and Mary Lurry. He married Letisha Pritchard (circa1795-1844) and they had eight children: Mary (Sallie), Elizabeth, Lucy L., Harriet, Sarah, Thomas W., Olive Green, and Abner W. In the 1830s, the family moved to Shelby County and bought land in the 9th Civil District, the area of Bethany and Fisherville. Wilson Lurry died on December 18, 1854.
"Lurry estate sale notice, Memphis, 1860" (2021). Documents. 44.