Historically important Hardin County, TN Indenture between James Robinson and “Archy”B. Davis dated 1828. The first name Archy is believed to be misspelt in the document and is actually Archie.
James Robinson was an early settler on Turkey Creek. He was active in politics and served as sheriff of the county at different times. He had a brother, David, who also was active in politics and was one of the wealthy men of the county. In later life, he owned and lived in what is now the Cherry Mansion which is located on the east bank of the river at Savannah. Many offices of trust in the county were bestowed upon David Robinson. Before the national political parties permeated Hardin County, when the people could not hear and read so much, they depended largely on some influential person to lead them in political affairs. In this way David Robinson became the head of a political element in the coun¬ty known as "The Robinson Party." Opposing him was James Hardin, a son of Colonel Joseph Hardin, and his party which was known as "The Hardin Party." Candidates made races for office on their allegiance to their respective political lead-ers. Our court records reveal many political activities and much litigation. For example, at one time the candidate elect¬ed was alleged to have defaulted and was ousted. His oppon¬ent from the other side took over and soon found himself faced with a similar charge.
Other signatures found on the document are: Jesse Cherry born 27 April 1804 J.M.Baker and John Houston.
Document measures 7.5’ x 11 inches with natural folds.
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