Tennessee history discovered in Marshall County home

Posted at 10:09 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 23:34:26-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — How often have you taken items from around your home and put them up in storage, only to later forget what you put there?

Believe it or not, that's the story behind a one-of-a-kind discovery in Marshall County -- civil war era weapons and historical documents that were long forgotten.

The documents were tucked away in an old wooden box in the home of Sarah Orr, and included old Confederate currency and a deed to the land that started the town of Lewisburg, given to William Williams, signed by former Tennessee Governor Sam Houston.

There were also enlistment papers for Robert Williams, William's son, who signed up to join the "militia of this state": one of the first Tennessee Vols.

The historic items will be auctioned in Marshall County on Friday and Saturday. Here and here is more information on the auction.