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Guide to the Lewis L. Marks Estate Papers MSS.2813

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by James N. Gilbreath

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

8/30/2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-08-30T16:14-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Lewis L. Marks Estate Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.2813

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (31 pages)

Dates:

1856-1858

Abstract:

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

creator

Patton, Robert Miller, 1809-1885

Preferred Citation:

Lewis L. Marks Estate Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains 25 pages of legal documents pertaining to a legal 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 slaves belonging to Marks.

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2008.

Processing Information:

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, August, 2010

Source(s)

Antebellum Alabama (local)

Slaves - Alabama - History - 19th Century (Local)

Papers Box SC0042 Folder 2813.1