auction details

Auction Type: Absolute Estate Auction

Location: 1608 Fishing Ford Rd. Belfast, TN 37019(Get Directions)

Owner: Estate of Ms. Sarah “Kip” Orr

Directions: From Lewisburg : Take Hwy 431 South to the Belfast Community. Turn right onto Fishing Ford Rd. Property on the left. LOOK FOR SIGNS


Check detailed list for which items sell Friday and Saturday.

1800’s House, Barns & 1.87+- Acres-Collection of Fine Antiques-Early 1800’S Artifacts/Documents-Civil War Era Guns-WW1 Collection-Arrowheads-Primitives

4,000+- Square Foot Colonial Home built in mid 1800s with 3 barns on 1.87+- Acres

Real Estate Sells at Noon

♦AUCTIONEER’S NOTE♦  We will be selling items from several generations of a family that were early TN & Marshall County settlers & owned the Williams General Store, which later became the J. C. Tate Store in the Belfast area since the early 1800’s.  Ms Kip had maintained the family home that was built in the mid 1800’s and also maintained many of her great-great and great grandfathers' possessions. Now, we will sell all these amazing items to the public! Come and enjoy looking at early Tennessee history items from Documents signed By Gov. Sam Houston to an ole’ 1840’s model Muzzleloader made in east TN/KY to a table made by slaves on the farm. This will be an amazing 2 Day Sale!

TERMS:  Real Estate: 20% Cash day of Sale, Balance within 30 days.

Personal Property: Cash, Approved Check or Credit Card with 3% Transaction Fee




available items


  • 1862 Army Colt original grips, missing barrel wedge, with original Colt leather holster Serial #28583
  • 1830s-1840s .40 cal. est. 36 inch barrel long rifle double set trigger w/German silver & checkering
  • .22 Long rifle Stevens Little Krag Boy bicycle rifle
  • Stevens model .25 25-20 cal. Falling block octogen to round barrel
  • Parker Bros. Grade 2 1887 10 gauge life level 30 inch
  • 1900 Top Break double action 38 Smith and Wesson nickel plated revolver
  • 1880s British Bull Dog .45 cal. spring broken
  • Civil War era bayonet US 13 stamp
  • French Lebel rifle bayonet
  • WWI era German Soligan saw back bayonet 1915
  • Lebel 8 mm rifle used by French Foreign Legion
  • Calvary sword 37 inch full blade leather/wire-wrapped brass guard bat with scabbard & frog leather attachments


  • State of Tennessee House Bills
  • Oath of Allegiance to U.S. document November 1863
  • Authentic 1827 Tennessee land grant with state embossed seal signed by Gov. Sam Houston & Sec. Daniel Graham
  • 1828 State of Tennessee Commission paper of Robert Williams to serve as captain of TN militia with state embossed seal signed by Gov. Sam Houston & Sec. Daniel Graham
  • Authentic document appointing commissioners to create the City of Lewisburg signed & dated August 1840
  • Authentic 1819 Tennessee land grant signed by Sec. of State William Carroll
  • Transfer of ownership of deed in Bedford Co. from William Shockley to Archibald C. Adams
  • Authentic July 5, 1829 Tennessee Land Grant signed by Gov. William Hall & Sec. of State Daniel Graham
  • Authentic 1823 Tennessee Land Grant to William Williams signed in 1824 by Gov. William Carrol & Sec. Daniel Graham with embossed seal
  • Authentic 1819 Tennessee Land Grant to Drake Cathey signed by Sec. William Carroll
  • Authentic 1824 Tennessee Land Grant to William Williams with embossed seal signed by Gov. William Carroll & Sec. Daniel Graham
  • Authentic 1824 Tennessee Land Grant to William Shockley with embossed seal signed in 1825 by Gov. William Carroll & Sec. Daniel Graham
  • Certificate of Retirement documents George W. Hammond 1st Lt. Col. H 32nd Tennessee Regt., Feb. 1865
  • Copies of speeches delivered in US Senate 1850
  • 1867 President of US bill to senate document
  • 1875 House of Representatives rules of order


  • The Obituary address of Henry Clay 1852, June 30 hardback book good condition
  • Twenty Years of Congress book
  • Many Congressional and law books pre 1900
  • 1860 Harvard magazines
  • 1841 24th General Assembly acts hard back book
  • 1880 Census book of United States
  • 1913 Census
  • Kentucky Military Institute magazine
  • Edward B. Grossman Chicago 1899 clothing magazine
  • Assortment of clothing magazines 1901-1902
  • 1899 Acme bicycle book
  • Leather bound antique pre 1900s Bibles
  • 1870 Leather bound Bible
  • 1872 Royal edition leather bound Bible with brass locks excellent condition
  • WWII ration books
  • Large assortment antique railroad maps
  • King's Hitchman drama program 1926 England
  • 1911 Tennessee State Fair program
  • 1940 L. L. Edwards calendar Shelbyville
  • 1886 Robert Mitchell furniture catalog
  • 1906-1907 The Mooney School, Murfreesboro yearbook
  • 1944 Santa Fe Gallop, New Mexico in the 1880s calendar
  • 1886 History of TN Illustrated (Southern mid counties) book
  • Antique leather checkbook
  • History of England book
  • Old pre 1900 books
  • Assortment of Confederate books
  • 1907 United Confederate reunion program
  • Frances Marion Hotel Charleston menu
  • Gone with the Wind program
  • 1901 Continental Insurance calendar
  • 1830s Encyclopedia excellent shape
  • 1899 Vol. 1 #6 Duke's magazine New York
  • Large leather bound store ledgers of Williams store dating 1875, 1876, 1881, 1883, 1887, 1889, 1869, 1893, 1911, 1862, 1859, 1857, 1852, 1853, 1851, 1845, 1846


  • Large collection of Confederate bills
  • Haines Brothers square grand piano New York Serial #8664, produced between 1870-1890
  • Nickel Gloss starch wooden box
  • Berry Demoville & Co. Druggists, Nashville, TN wooden box
  • Woolwine & Peck Crackers, Nashville, TN wooden box
  • 4 Wooden boxes Grubs - Kemker Cracker Co., Nashville, TN
  • Old wooden boxes
  • Cast iron embroidered piano stool
  • Large flour chest
  • 1800s Kitchen scales
  • Walnut ice box
  • Rare wooden 30 gallon sugar barrel
  • Large collection of arrowheads, artifacts and tools
  • J & P Coats spool chest Tate store
  • Mason's blacking box
  • Boss brand hand cranked well pump operating
  • Assortment of antique couches
  • Full cigar box of tobacco tags
  • Universal ration kit
  • Pre Civil War candle holders
  • Butter molds
  • Butter churn
  • Assortment of kerosene lamps
  • Shot gun shell primitive reloader equipment
  • Glass top arrowhead coffee table
  • Corn sheller
  • Large antique walnut table made by local slave named Peter
  • Walnut pie safe
  • Seth Thomas mantle clock
  • C T Altwasser Silesia china set
  • WWI wool coats, light weight coats, etc.
  • WWI suitcase including dog tags, shaving kit, gas mask, canteen, US 58 shoes, mess kit, forks, spoons, wool wraps, canvas leg wraps
  • Civil War powder flask-good shape
  • Jack Daniel original 1895 cork bottle


  • Pointer lamp
  • Walnut side table
  • Gold leaf mirror
  • Ginger jar oriental lamp
  • Many gooseneck rockers
  • Rose carved marble top table
  • Assortment of ladder back chairs
  • Mahogany wardrobe with beveled glass 7 ft. tall
  • Tall cherry corner cabinet
  • Tall cherry Jackson press
  • Wood bottom chairs


  • Jack Daniel crock gallon
  • Arcade Grocery Co. Nashville, TN crock gallon
  • Scratch crock
  • (2) 2 Gallon Charles M. Klein Beaver, PA crock jugs with freehand cobalt flowers
  • R W Russell Beaver, PA 2 gallon crock
  • G Unser Jefferson, IN 3 gallon crock
  • Numerous crocks

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