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Letter from Thomas D. Love to John Blair

Letter from Thomas D. Love to John Blair Dear Sir: Elizabethton, Tenn, Jan. 20th, 1829. I have discerned from the newspapers Fifth Census, or enumeration of the people is about to be taken. What method will be adopted by Congress for taking, has not appeared in the papers that I take. Should a different plan be thought advisable by Congress to take the enumeration, than the old method of taking it, towit: by the marshals of the different states under the instructions of the Secretary of the United States, and the authority of doing it be place in other, men, then, in that event, I would take it as a particular favor that you would aid me by your influence to procure me and office in that business, if you should think I am capable and worthy of such an appointment; but should the old method be sanctioned by the wisdom of Congress, which it likely will be the case, than as I presume you are acquainted with the men of East Tennessee, I would be very thankful if you would give my your assistance to procure me the Office of this County of Carter for that purpose. Perhaps, you could get H. White to aid you in the business, as I should suppose his influence would be of great benefit in that case, as he must be acquainted with the Marshall of the District. There are other honorable gentlemen belonging to our representation on Congress that would, Perhaps, cheerfully assist you were you to use your influence with them in procuring the appointment of me. The reason that...

Saraphina C. Love – Will

(16 Jul 1846) Last Will of Saraphina C. Love, Sister of my Father, Robert Love, -F.D. Love Monday October, Term 1845 State of Tennessee. Carter County At a meeting of the County Court opened and held in the Court House in Elizabethton on the 5th day of October 1845 Present the Worshipful- Isaac Tipton, Chairman, John Carrriger, Henry Little, George Emmet, George D. Peoples, WM. W. Smith, Thos. Gourley and Johnston Hampton Esqrs. The last Will and Testament of Saraphina C. Love was exhibited and Read in open Court and proven by Nathaniel G. Taylor and Alfred W. Taylor, the subscribing witnesses thereto, and it is further ordered that Letters Testamentary issue to Robert Love, the Executor therein. THE WILL —– I, Saraphina C. Love, being of sound and disposing mind, but weak of body, and viewing the uncertainty of life, do make, ordain and establish this my Last Will and Testament. My soul, I give to God to be disposed of according to his pleasure; my body, I require my Executor, hereafter named, to have buried in a Christian-like manner. First. In relation to such property as I am entitled to under the Last Will and Testament of my Father and Mother, as well as the rights and equities that may have rested in me as one of the heirs of, or devisees of my Grandfather, Robert Love, of Haywood County, North Carolina, and my Grandfather, Nathaniel Taylor, of Carter County, Tennessee, I will and bequeath in the following manner (towit) All the personal property under either of the Wills aforesaid, that I may be entitled to, or...

Biography of Dr. William C. Singletary

DR. WILLIAM C. SINGLETARY. Among those who from early manhood have devoted their lives to the cause of suffering humanity, William C. Singletary may be regarded as among the foremost, and in pursuing the noble calling of medicine he has made fame and fortune for himself. He owes his nativity to Bladen County, N. C., born in 1829; a son of Rev. John and Mary Ann (Johnson) Singletary, both natives of the same county and State as their son. In that State they were liberally educated. afterward married, and in 1830 moved to Carter County, Tennessee, where they passed the closing scenes of their lives, the father dying in 1860 and the mother in 1893, the latter about eighty-one years of age. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Singletary was a Methodist minister of considerable prominence for a quarter of a century. He was also a Mason in good standing, and for eight or ten years was circuit clerk of Carter County. He was a man of more than ordinary ability and influence, and was of English origin, his father having been born in that country. The latter was probably a Revolutionary soldier. The mother of our subject was a first cousin of ex-President Andrew Johnson, but nothing is known of her parents. Five children were born to the parents of our subject as follows: William C., subject; Elizabeth, widow of George W. Ryan; Hester A., widow of Rev. Peter W. Emmett; Thomas V., died in Carter County, Tennessee, long before the war; and Ferdinand A., died in Kansas about 1884. He was all through...

Biography of Hon. H. C. Tipton

HON. H. C. TIPTON. It has been said by the great Bacon that “the greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel.” Thus the profession of law is the most momentous and important of human callings, and he who assumes the practice of it takes upon himself the weightiest responsibilities that the confidence and trust of his fellowman can put upon his shoulders. One of the leading attorneys of northwest Arkansas is Hon. H. C. Tipton, who was born in Tennessee in 1840, a son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Anderson) Tipton, the former of whom was a native of Carter County,Tennessee, and a son of John Tipton also of that county. The family tree took root on American soil during Colonial days, the first member of the family coming thither with Lord Baltimore and settling in Maryland. From there they drifted to different States, and became prominently connected with the early history of Tennessee, some of the members of the family enlisting in the Mexican War from that State. After some years’ residence in the State of his birth, Isaac Tipton removed to Mississippi, and died in De Soto County, in 1853, his wife, who was a daughter of Thomas Anderson, of Tennessee, also dying there. Mr. Tipton was a farmer and a man of prominence. The subject of this sketch was the youngest of twelve children born to his parents, of whom only three are living at the present time: Hon. H. C., and two sisters. He was reared on a farm and fortunately received excellent educational advantages in his youth, graduating from the...

Biography of Elliott Carriger

Elliott Carriger. The year 1854 is the most significant in the entire history of Kansas as the settled abode of civilized white man. To say that a man came to Kansas in 1854 means that he was identified with all the conditions, events and developments which made a territory and then a state out of a region which in all preceding years of American history had lain barren and fruitless. It was not only on account of his early arrival in Kansas territory but also because of the widespread influence of his character and activities that the late Elliott Carriger should be remembered in history and given such tribute as the printed page can supply. This early pioneer of Shawnee County was a Tennesseean by birth, and was born in Carter County of that state in 1816. His father was John Carriger, and his grandfather was a native of Germany. His grandmother, whose maiden name was Elliott, was a native of Ireland. It was unusual for young men born a century ago, unless they were destined for some of the learned professions, to obtain a college education. Elliott Carriger was an exception. Though reazed on a farm, he was a college graduate and for some time taught in the institution where he was educated. He was a man of unusual natural talonts and his early training fitted him remarkably well for the useful and energetic career he led. For a time he operated a foundry at Elizabeth, Tennessee. While there he married Angie Allen. Soon after his marriage he built a boat, and embarking with his wife and household...

Gervais, Donnie

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Donnie Gervais, 74, of Baker City, died Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. At her request, cremation was held. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Ms. Gervais was born on Nov. 21, 1930, at Elizabethton, Tenn., to Samuel and Myrtle White Cole. She came to Baker City from California and worked as a waitress in various restaurants in Baker City and for the Haines Steak House during the 1980s. She loved to make handmade quilts, crochet and knit. She enjoyed her home and took pride in it. She was a very family-oriented person, who will be greatly missed. Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Harris of Baker City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Wanda Cole of Baker City, Howard and Mona Cole of California and Buford and Cledith Cole of Elizabethton, Tenn.; a sister, Wanda Byers of Baker City; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Susan. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Elizabeth Health Care Foundation through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 25, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

Carter County, Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions

Tennessee Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Tennessee county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Carter County, Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project) Carr Cemetery DeLoach Family Cemetery George Mottern Cemetery Morris Family Cemetery Price Cemetery Old Slagle Cemetery Sparks Cemetery (hosted at Graveyards and Gravestones ) Unknown Cemetery Union Baptist Church Cemetery Vaughn Cemetery Williams Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Anita’s Genealogy Home Page) Blevins Cemetery Wilson Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Joseph Johnson Family Tree) Carter Mansion and the Carter Family Cemetery Green Hill Cemetery Grindstaff Cemetery Ritche Cemetery Sinking Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment) Carden Cemetery Taylor Cemetery...

Biographical Sketch of L. M. Hudson

L. M. Hudson, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Oakland; born in Carter Co., Tenn., Sept. 5, 1809, where he engaged in farming until 24 years of age, when he removed to Jessamine Co., Ky., where he engaged in farming until 1851, when he removed to East Oakland Tp., Coles Co., Ill., and purchased 200 acres, upon which he has since continued to live, during a period of twenty-eight years; he has since added by purchase until he now owns 320 acres, upon which he has good buildings erected by himself; at the time of his locating here, corn was worth but six cents per bushel and pork $2 per hundred. He was married Oct. 23, 1833, to Sophia Rader; she was born in Virginia July 22, 1808; she died Feb. 13, 1866, leaving five children now living – Lemuel, Minervia, Jesse, John and Mary Jane. His marriage with Delilah J. Rutherford was celebrated Sept. 15, 1866; she was born in Dubois Co., Ind., Dec. 6, 1836; they have no children by this union. Mr. Hudson has filled the office of School Director four years in his district, and Road Commissioner the same length of...

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