Aden Family Papers, 1856-1926

Descriptive Summary

Aden Family Papers, 1856-1926
Aden Family
1 box
Aden family
Aden, James S., 1842-1921
Original order maintained.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by K.M.H.; machine-readable finding aid created by Eric Weig
Murray State University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
After a long illness, Judge JAMES S. ADEN died at his home in Paris, Tenn., in his 79th year. He was born in the city on Feb. 13, 1842 and had practically spent all his life in Henry Co., where he was widely known and beloved. He had been honored by the people of his county by election to office, having served as county court clerk and also as county judge, but most of his life had been spent on his farm, near Paris.
He was a gallant soldier of the Confederacy, serving under Forrest as a member of Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry. At one time he was with Stark's company and again with his uncle, CAPT. F.F. ADEN. He was captured and paroled at Paducah, Ky.
In early life he became a Christian and so remained through his long and useful life. As a minister of the gospel he brought salvation to many. It was the work he loved, and he used his gift to the glory of God, toiling with his hands for the support of his family. He was a father of 12 children and is survived by 7 sons and a daughter, also a faithful, beloved wife.
He was laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery, attended by his Confederate comrades and many friends and relatives. In his passing his community and State have lost a noble citizen.
Article from the Confederate Veteran mag., dated Feb., 1921, page 68.
Scope and Content
Letters, legal documents, receipts, newspapers, etc. relating to the Aden family and other families of Henry County, Tenn. Many of the legal documents appear to have been acquired by James S. Aden during his service as County Judge, Henry County, Tennessee in the early 1900s.

Contents of the Collection

Checks, receipts, accounts, legal documents, business correspondence

Checks, receipts, accounts, legal documents, business correspondence relating to Annie Aden, J. Felin Aden, James S. Aden, and Sidney B. Aden, 1857-1926.

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Letters: John B. Duncan to (?) Rogers, Clarksville, Tennessee, December 30, 1857 Diantha Bryan, Franklin, Kentucky to ? Aug. 9, 1877 Scientific American to Ambrose Parks, Nov. 24, 1858 Ambrose Parks, Dresden, Tennessee to ? Dec. 10, 1858.

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Checks, receipts, and other documents relating to the estate of Rush W. Clover (J.F. Aden, Administrator), 1914.

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Estate of Lucinda Earnest, 1861.

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Legal Documents: John Harmon vs R.S. Carter, l883.(cf Folder #15) Agreement by Charles L Gate to sell land to Henry H. Trevathen, John W. Trevathen, and (?) Carter, March 24, 1857 (?).

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Checks, letters, estate settlement relating to J. W. Mitchell, 1907. (Mr. Mitchell was a pensioner of the State of Tennessee.)

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Receipts, inventories, etc., of Samuel R. Lucky, ca 1856.

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Bill of Divorce, S.C. Holcomb vs Sara Holcomb, 1876.

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Legal documents relating to Mary Potter, Samuel Potter, and others, 1869.

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Letters and legal documents relating to Ross Rogers, William Rogers, Washington Rogers, and others, l853~190li. (Ross Rogers published The Echo, a weekly newspaper, at Paris, Tennessee in 1901. See Folder #13.)

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Checks, records of Ladies Aid Society, First Baptist Church, Paris, Tennessee, 1911-1915.

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List of expenditures, Odd Fellows College, Paris, TN, 1859.

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The Echo, a weekly newspaper published at Paris, Tennessee.

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Vol. 1, No. 5 - Monday, October 14, 1901. Vol. 1, No. 6 - Monday, October 21, 1901. Vol. 1, No. 8 - Monday, November 4, 1901. Vol. 1, No. 16- Monday, January 6, 1902. The October 21, 1901 issue contains a reprint from the Chat tanooga News on the execution of Leon Czolgosz, assassin of President William McKinley, and an account of the capture of the "negro murderer," Tom Tharpe by J. J. Lowry of Paris, Tenn. *These issues have also been microfilmed.
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Advertisements (handbills) for: Leibig's Washing Compound Ralph's Scotch Snuff Magnolia Metal (Wrather & Miller, Paris, Tennessee)

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Tax receipt, Lucy Blanton, 1866. Receipt, R.W. Grand Lodge of Tennessee, 1856. Receipt, Lewis (?) Baldwin, 1856. Tax list. Injunction, John H. Harmon vs R.F. Carter and D. A. Hinchey, 1882. (cf Folder #5) Land survey for heirs of A.C. Edwards, 1846. Legal document, J. D. Weldon, 1916. Legal document, A. L. Roberts, Mattie B. Roberts, and Van McGhee, 1888. Deed, Q.(?) E. Routon and Laura Routon to H. D. Myrick, 1911-1919 (?). Check payable to G.C. Sweet, 1861. Receipt, W.J. Sanders to H.P. Howard, 1858(?). Memorandum book (National Casket Company). Packet of receipts, Gus Flake (grocery) to J.F. Aden, 1911. Lyrics: "Dreamy Eyes That Haunt Me Still." Newspaper clipping relating to Breckinridge campaign, 1860. Timetable, Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway (Paducah and Memphis Division), Apr. 20, 1902. Other items not enumerated.
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