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3 4 Sep 1841 ELISHA DODSON to JESSEE DODSON Jr., WILLIAM F. FOREST, and WILLIAM NELSON, Trustees of the United Baptist Church at Eastanallee; for good will and affection for worshipers of Christ; ½ acre including the present meeting house in the center, for the express purpose of divine worship, on condition that a reading school shall not be taught in said meeting house, neither shall there be erected a house for any other purpose except a school house, which may be erected by a majority of the Church being present and voting in the affirmative.

4 29 Nov 1848 WILLIAM JAMES to daughter MARYANN A. JAMES, for love and affection; personal property, including three fat hogs, one small Bearough, to hold during her single life; at her death or marriage, property to revert back to WILLIAM JAMES; witnessed by WILLIAM M. JAMES JR.

8 4 Dec 1848 OSBURN COMB to POLLY COMB

10 2 Mar 1848 NOAH BUTTRAM to HIRAM BRANDEN, LEANDER WILSON, NOAH BUTTRAM, THOMAS CECILL, and U. H. SHIPLEY, Trustees for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; for love and affection; two acres.

11 6 May 1848 SAMUEL McCONNELL to JOSEPH S. McCONNELL; Test: JOHN WHITE, ROBERT H. McCONNELL

12 11 Oct 1848 ROBERT MAXWELL to NATHAN THOMAS of Monroe Co; land in McMinn and Monroe counties.

13 14 Nov 1848 JOSEPH S. McCONNELL of Poke Co. to L. L. BALL.

14 11 Dec 1848 L. L. BALL to CHARLES RICE, WENSON CARTER, and ARCHIBALD HAIL, Trustees of Spring Creek Camp Ground; $20.00; four acres “to be kept in reserve for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church as a Campground and meeting house forever.”

15 13 Dec 1848 ELIZABETH, ELISHA, and ELIZABETH ANN DORSEY to GIDEON CATE; all the remainder part of the unsold land belonging to the heirs and surviving widow of DIMMON DORSEY, dec’d; ELIZABETH is the widow.

16 Jun 1847 DAVID LAWSON to JOHN HOWELL, WILLIAM ALBERT, and JOHN K. BOLD, Trustees of the Methodist E. Church South; $1.00; one acre including the preaching house near where DAVID LAWSON now lives, known by the name of Lawson’s Chappel, on Rogers Creek.

19 17 May 1846 EZEKIEL BONNER to M. C. ATCHLEY; 30 Dec 1848, witness ISAAC M. ATCHLEY deposes that the other witness, JESSEE LONG, has removed himself out of this state.

20 18 Dec 1848 MATHIAS FIRESTONE for himself and as Atty for NANCY BROOKS formerly FIRESTONE and her husband JAMES BROOKS to SARAH FIRESTONE formerly LATIMORE; their interest in a negro slave named MARGARET descended to them by will of JOHN LATIMORE, dec’d.

21 29 Dec 1848 ELIAS HENDERSON and wife SARAH to ALLEN BOON.

22 11 Mar 1848 JOHN JAMES of Meigs Co. to JOHN GRISHAM; Lot No 62 in Athens whereon said GRISHAM now has his grocery.

24 7 Sep 1848 THOMAS WEAR to JOHN GRISHAM; Lot No 64 which WILLIAM MATHIS now occupies

25 30 Sep 1846 DAVID F. HALL, Adm of WILLIAM HALL, dec’d, of Green Co to MARK HALE (HAIL) of Dade Co, GA; land in McMinn Co.

26 12 Jan 1849 THOMAS B. McELWEE of Meigs Co to MICHAEL WATTENBARGER

28 24 Apr 1848 JOHN FOSTER SR to WILLIAM FOSTER JR; land…ANDREW FOSTER’s and CHRISLEY FOSTER’s lines.

29 6 Nov 1848 JAMES B., HEZEKIAH C., and JOHN A. COOK, DUKE W. and ELIZA KIMBROUGH, JAMES CARSON, CALEB R. and SARAH M. HOYL, ELMIRA, THOMAS, and CLARISSA COOPER, JOHN D. and SUSAN CHATTIN, heirs and distributees of WILLIAM H. COOK, dec’d, late of McMinn Co., to ROBERT F. and GEORGE W. COOK; Power of Atty to sell all lands and negroes not disposed of in the Will of WILLIAM H. COOK,dec’d; Mrs. SUSAN CHATTIN acknowledged apart from her husband JOHN D. CHATTIN; ELIZA KIMBROUGH, CLARISSA COOPER, ELMIRA COOPER, SARAH MIRANDA HOYL, and ATALINE CARSON, FEME COVERTS, acknowledge apart from their husbands, 20 Nov 1848; ELIZA KIMBROUGH, CLARISSA COOPER, SARAH MARANDA HOYL, and ATALINE CARSON examined apart from their husbands DUKE W. KIMBROUGH, THOMAS COOPER, C. R. HOYL, and JAMES CARSON, 2 Dec 1848.

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36 19 Jan 1849 JOSEPH GASTON to WESLEY GASTON.

37 22 Nov 1845 THOMAS H. MITCHELL of Bradley Co to GEORGE W. BAKER.

38 13 Feb 1849 THOMAS J. MILLER of Bradley Co to PENELOPE E. IRVIN; his share of land as heir of THOMAS MILLER, dec’d.

39 14 Jan 1846 RUSSELL SMITH to ROBERT SMITH

40 2 Mar 1849 WILLIAM O. BARRETT to DANIEL PEARCE, trustee; BARRETT indebted to JOHN Y. BARRETT of Bedford Co, VA, for money loaned about 1840.

43 8 Sep 1830 NATHANIEL SMITH to ISAAC CANTRELL ; 6 Mar 1849, witnesses depose that NATHANIEL SMITH is either dead or without the bounds of this State.

44 13 Oct 1829 THOMAS CANTRELL of Warren Co to ISAAC CANTRELL; 3 Mar 1849, witness DAVID CANTRELL proves deed.

47 23 Mar 1846 JORAM R., B. T., JOSEPH A., WILLIAM B., and JACOB ZIEGLER, J.B. MANSELL and wife MARY A. MANSELL, heirs of RACHEL ZIEGLER, dec’d, to MICHAEL ZIEGLER.

48 23 Mar 1846 JORAM R., MICHAEL, WILLIAM B., JOSEPH A., and JACOB ZIEGLER, and J. B. MANSELL and wife MARY A., heirs of RACHEL ZIEGLER, dec’d, to B. T. ZIEGLER.

52 29 Nov 1838 CHARLES McCLURE to JOHN FITZGERALD; 12 Mar 1849, deed proven by witness JABEZ FITZGERALD and by JAMES T. LANE who deposes that the other witness, JAMES THOMAS, is without the limits of this State.

57 19 Oct 1848 JOHN FITZGERALD to JABEZ FITZGERALD; 22 Mar 1849, deed proven by witness JOHN BROWN and he and J. K. FITZGERALD depose that the other witness I. B. FITZGERALD is without the limits of this State.

58 30 Dec 1848 JOHN WALLIN to JACOB I. CULPEPER; 160 acres in McMinn Co and 5 acres in Polk Co.

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59 28 Mar 1849 MAPLES LONG to PLEASANT M. LONG; his undivided interest in land of his father, GEORGE LONG, dec’d, and interest in remainder after death of mother, ELIZABETH LONG; excepting ½ acre where the graveyard is.

61 2 May 1839 GEORGE LONG to NANCY LONG; 28 Mar 1849, deed proven by witness MAPLES LONG, and he and PLEASANT M. LONG depose that the other witness, ISAAC LONG, is without the limits of this State.

62 26 May 1832 JOHN S. FLEMING of Goochland Co., VA, of the first part, Dr. JULIAN BEAN of the same county of the second part, and MARY BARRETT, wife of WILLIAM O. BARRETT, of Albemarle Co., VA of the third part; “for the purpose of executing a confidential trust heretofore reposed in him by the friends of the said MARY BARRETT;” to Dr. BEAN, all the rights to negro slaves FLEMIN bought at a sale under a Deed of Trust made by the said BARRETT; the slaves to remain in the possession of MARY BARRETT her lifetime and then Dr. BEAN is to sell them and divide proceeds among her children; acknowledged 29 May 1832 in Goochland Co before ANDREW BEAN and BENJAMIN BRADSHAW, Justices; deed certified in Albemarle Co by ALEX H. ARTHUR, Deputy Clerk ; 5 Oct 1835, IRA GARRETT, Clerk of Co. Ct. of Albemarle Co., VA certifies that the foregoing is a true copy; registered in McMinn Co 30 Mar 1849, CORNELIUS BROWN, Register.

64 11 Jul 1844 WILLIAM BRITTAIN of Bradley Co to WILLIAM HARRIS of Walker Co, GA; 2 Apr 1849, deed proven by witness WILLIAM ROGERS, and he and JOEL CULPEPER depose that the other witness, JAMES H. ROGERS, is without the limits of this State.

66 22 Mar 1849 JOHN HAMBRIGHT and wife KEZIA to ANDERSON CLARK.

68 19 Sep 1848 JAMES CARTER to ABRAHAM WINKLE, JOHN DOBBS, JOHN GOSS, JR., and WILLIAM H. SMALL, Trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; $1.00; one acre adjoining the lands of JESSE CARTER SR, on Big Mouse Creek; the trustees to erect a meeting house; witnessed by A. M. CATE, A. D. BRIANT, JESSE CARTER SR, HENDERSON CARTER, JOHN MIZELL and PETER CARTER.

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69 Apr 1849 Mrs. JANE ANDERSON and ROBERT A. ANDERSON of McMinn Co, BENJAMIN WALLACE and wife MARY, and WALTER M. McGILL and wife ISABELLA of HamiltonCo., heirs of ISAAC ANDERSON, dec’d, to CHARLES and HENRY MATLOCK.

75 14 Apr 1849 CHARLES T. THORNTON to CLEAGE and CRUTCHFIELD and others, mortgage; property includes one screw used for making castor oil with the iron press belonging thereto and a crop of 75 acres of castor oil beans now planted; THORNTON’s creditors to share pro rata in the profits of the manufacture of castor oil and THORNTON to be allowed to keep mortgaged property for three years.

78 16 Feb 1848 ISAAC LOW to THOMAS J. RUSSELL of Monroe Co.

79 2 May 1842 JOHN B. LANE of Polk Co to ROBERT GREGORY.

82 20 Jan 1849 JOSEPH GASTON to MITCHELL GASTON; land where said MITCHELL now lives.

88 19 Jan 1849 JOSEPH GASTON to JOHN C. GASTON

92 30 Dec 1847 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN and CHARLES STAPLES to ROBERT GREGORY; Bond; on 26 Aug 1847, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN sold to GREGORY a negro man and since that sale GREGORY has ascertained that said negro was left in the hands of said BENJAMIN for the benefit of an idiot brother called ROBERT FRANKLIN, during his lifetime and at his death the slave to be the property of said BENJAMIN; ROBERT FRANKLIN is yet living.

93 22 Apr 1847 JOHN WAMACK of Meigs Co to JAMES CREW

94 20 Sep 1849 Decree of Chancery Court at Madisonville: A. D. KEYES, Trustee VS SOLOMON BOGARD JOEL K. BROWN, WM. S. McEWEN and others; plat shows several lots adjoining the Town of Athens on the NW, between the Rail Road and the Town; Lot No 5 is vested in the Trustees of Forest Hill Academy; half of the Academy lot south of Athens and the “well” lot shown on the plat are vested in JOEL K. BROWN. [From the pat, the "well" lot would seem to be what is now the triangular park, bordering on College, White, and Jackson Streets.

97 22 Mar 1834 CHARLES PHILLIPS to the trustees of the fourth township and first range east of the meridian; part of a 15-acre tract that I now live on...so as to include one half of a spring; "for and in consideration of the interest I have in a free school and feeling disposed to aid in the establishment of a permanent school;" 2 Jul 1849, witness MARTIN M. HICKS proves deed and deposes that the other witness, WILLIAM LEE, has departed this life.

99 3 Feb 1849 THOMAS P. WELLS to THOMAS L. HOYL, BURRELL CULPEPPER, JOHN HOYL, JEREMIAH F. STRANGE, EDMOND CAMERON, Trustees of the Methodist E. Church, South; one half acre on which CLARK's Chapel now stands; for love and affection for the Church.

101 3 Jul 1849 JOSEPH WEBB to JOHN L. BRIDGES in trust for WM. BURK; personal property and a four-year lease on land; WM BURK is security on note of ROBERT WEBB for $60 due to SARAH ANN MELTON, being the amount of the fine assessed against him for begetting a bastard child of her body.

105 14 Oct 1848 PRISCILLA STARNS to JOHN C. NEWMAN; land...corner between JACOB STARNS and PRISCILLA STARNS

108 11 Aug 1849 JOHN QUEENER to JACOB QUEENER.

110 13 Aug 1849 JAMES SMALL to JOHN McGAUGHEY, STEPHEN SHARITS, and ROBESON SNIDER, School Commissioners for the Fourth Township; $18.00; 4 acres.

114 15 Aug 1849 MICHAEL DARTER, Adm of JOHN DARTER, dec'd, to WILLIAM M. PERCELL; JOHN DARTER of Scott Co., VA, died in 1844 and in his will directed that his lands in McMinn Co. be sold.

116 3 Jan 1849 JAMES G. BRADFORD to MARTIN D. ANDESON, ALLEN WARE, and JAMES M.HEMPHILL, Common School Commissioners for the Fifth Township; donates ¼ acre and free access to the spring; it being the place where there is a new school house now erecting.

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117 3 Jan 1849 MOSES SWENEY to the same Commissioners as on page 116 above

118 11 Dec 1847 THOMAS CRABTREE to H. B. DAVIS, JOHN N. MELTON, and GEORGE TREW, Trustees for Jones's Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South; for love and virtuous feelings for the Church; one acre including the said meeting house.

122 20 Aug 1849 Registration of Judgment rendered by Circuit Court Jury in case of ISAAC WIDOWS VS CARTER MELTON; MELTON convicted of speaking malicious and slanderous words against WIDOWS and is to pay him $500 damages.

123 17 Aug 1849 ROBERT W. McCLARY of Polk Co to JOHN B. COBB; land formerly owned by JOHN COBB, dec'd.

124 6 Nov 1842 Return J. MEIGS of Nashville to JOHN McMAHAN; on 4 Sep 1832. WILLIAM S. RAGAN, who married MARY, a daughter of BENJAMIN RIDDLE, dec'd, conveyed to MEIGS in trust for SOLOMON BOGART, and on 7 Jun 1834, said MARY relinquished her interest to said BOGART, and on 5 Oct 1832, LEWIS RIDDLE, son of said BENJAMIN, dec'd, conveyed to MEIGS his one-sixth interest in lands.

131 31 Aug 1849 DAVID PEARCE to DANIEL PEARCE.

133 30 Aug 1849 BENJAMIN C. CURD to ROBERT M. NEWMAN; CURD is one of the heirs of RICHARD CURD, dec'd; his undivided interest in land and in widow's dower

134 2 Feb 1830 JOSEPH SMITH to JOSEPH BURNETT; 8 May 1843, witness JAMES A. SMALL proves deed and WILLIAM SMITH identifies the handwriting of WILLIAM SMALL, the other witness, who has departed this life.

138 8 Aug 1849 JAMES GETTYS to WILLIAM BURNS; Lot No. 31 in Athens except 30 feet square, on which is the office used by Dr. JOHN K. FARMER, the former owner, as a medicine shop.

141 15 Apr 1828 ELIHU H. RANDOLPH of Overton Co. to WILLIAM RANDOLPH; land where WILLIAM now resides; proven by witnesses JOSHUA and SAMUEL MORGAN on 15 Dec 1829; registered 8 Sep 1849.

142 4 Mar 1844 REES JONES of Warner Co [sic] to WILLIAM RANDOLPH

144 10 Jul 1845 CALEB MOORE of Meigs Co to ROBERT GARRISON; land in McMinn Co. first range West of the Meridian, third township, 23 Section, and part of the NE Quarter…excepting that land which was laid off for the ground of the Baptist meeting house, and Episcopal Church.

146 15 Sep 1849 ELMSLY WAN and wife MARY formerly MARY WHITE and widow of BARTON WHITE, dec’d, to WILLIAM L. ADAMS of Meigs Co; land decreed to MARY as dower.

147 16 Apr 1849 NATHAN and GALLOWAY CAMPBELL to BURROW BUCKNER and JAMES DENNIS, Trustees of United Baptist Church; one half acre, for good will.

149 5 May 1849 THOMAS and JOSEPH SLIGER to WILLIAM HOBACK.

151 20 Sep 1849 CHRISTIAN PETERS, Sheriff, to CATHARINE EVANS; Lot No 69 in Calhoun of which MAJOR BEAVERS was the reputed owner, sold for taxes due for 1845.

152 26 Oct 1838 CORNELIUS HAIFLEY to GILES CARTER; 24 Sep 1849, SARAH CARTER identifies handwriting of witness C. W. ROYSTON who has removed from this State.

154 26 Sep 1849 JOHN GRISHAM and wife GEMIMA, formerly GEMIMA KINCHELOE to GEORGE GRISHAM of Washington Co; Power of Atty to sue ENOCK WHEELOCK who has taken possession of their land in Washington Co.

155 8 Jan 1849 NATHANIEL C. WHITE to THOMAS and ELISHA MELTON, CALLOWAY C. TRIPLETT, and HUGHY STUDARD; his undivided part of land of NATHANIEL WHITE dec’d,

160 4 Oct 1849 SAMUEL NEWMAN to JOHN L. NEWMAN

161 12 Jul 1848 WILLIAM W. COWAN of Bradley Co to JOHN L. McCARTY; land on Hiwassee River where McCARTY and family now live, adjoining land of LEWIS ROSS, and being the land granted to ELIZA ROSS, Reservee, by the Treaty of 1819, and sold by her husband TEMPLEW. ROSS and self to GEORGE HARLIN, and by HARLIN to the late JOSEPH McMINN, dec’d.

167 26 Sep 1849 JOHN M. CANTRELL to ELIZABETH SMITH.

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168 17 Feb 1849 STERLING CAMP to OSWELL M. LINER and JAMES M. HALDEN, Trustee of Hiwassee United Baptist Church; for love and affection for the worship of God, one acre with the present meeting house as near the center as possible.

173 Mar 1849 HENRY MATLOCK, MARTHA RICE, ELISHA DODSON, MARY DODSON, ALLEN HALEY, JAMES FORREST, WILLIAM L. RICE, and CHARLES L. KING “1 of the Adm”, heirs of CHARLES MATLOCK, to REBECCA NEWMAN.

174 27 Dec 1847 Squire (Esquire) NORTH and wife ELIZA JANE, daughter and heir of RICHARD CURD, dec’d, to ROBERT M. NEWMAN; their undivided interest inland and in widow’s dower; acknowledged in Polk Co before EMMONS P. DOUGLASS, Clk of Co. Ct.

176 22 Aug 1849 Copy, by WILLIAM LOWRY, Clerk and Master, of a decree of Chancery Court in Athens; MARTIN M. HICKS Adm of CHARLES PHILLIPS, dec’d, VS Widow and Heirs; dower laid off to wide MARY; other lands sold and title divested out of MARY PHILIPS, widow, ELIZABETH MALONE wife of WILLIAM MALONE, DOUTHERT HICKS husband of HANNAH HICKS, DANIEL CASTEEL, BENJAMIN PHILIPS, WILLIAM PHILIPS, WILLIAM HICKS and SARAH JANE LEWIS, wife of CHARLES B. LEWIS, KENDRICK PHILIPS, SARAH PHILIPS, and three minor children of ASAHEL PHILIPS, dec’d, to wit. JOHN, JACOB, and HENRY PHILIPS, JOHN PHILIPS, HANNAH SMITH wife of JOHN SMITH, SARAH MALONE, wife of JOHN W. MALONE, CHARLES HICKS, MARGARET HICKS, wife of MERADY HICKS, JOHN CASTEEL, and JANE CASTEEL, wife of EDWARD CASTEEL.

179 24 Oct 1849 ADELINE A. BLACKWELL of Knox Co to JOHN L. BRIDGES in trust or use of ABNER G. JACKSON of Knoxville; Deed of Trust for slaves.

180 8 Oct 1849 RUFUS STONE and wife ANN M., formerly PARSHALL, daughter of Dr. JOHN PARSHALL, dec’d, to SAMUEL W. ROYSTON; ANN M., daughter of Dr. JOHN M. and ANNA PARSHALL, dec’d; their one undivided share of land…one tract upon which the widow STONE now resides; ROYSTON has been appointed Adm. of ANNA PARSHALL, dec’d, and Adm with Will annexed of Dr. JOHN PARSHALL.

183 18 Jul 1849 JOEL K. BROWN and wife HESTER ANN to M. L. AIKIN of Bradley Co; in 1842 the Circuit Court of Blount Co ordered division of land and slaves of N. COX, dec’d, among heirs; slave HARRIET was allotted to the BROWNs.

184 18 Jul 1849 M. L. AIKINS of Bradley Co to H. TALBOT COX of Blount Co; Bill of Sale for slave HARRIET.

185 15 Jul 1848 CHRISTIAN PETERS, Sheriff, to WILLIAM KEY; land of REBECCA and WILLIAM SOUTHARD sold in 1843 to satisfy judgments, one of which was rendered to EZEKIEL JOHN, Gdn of MARCUS B. JOHN, and THOMAS JOHN, Adm of WILLIAM JOHN, dec’d.

187 25 Sep 1849 WILLIAM KEY to LEWIS R. HURST; land on which LEMUEL McDANIEL is now residing.

190 24 Dec 1832 SAMUEL HALE to the Trustees elect of the Free School; in the consideration of the interest that I have in a free school, and feeling disposed to aid in the establishment of a permanent school; one acre, part of NE Quarter of Section 8, Township 4, Range first East of the Meridian in the Hiwassee District.

191 6 Nov 1849 EDMOND C. CARSON and wife NANCY, formerly NANEY THOMAS, daughter of GEORGE THOMAS, dec’d, to CHARLES STAPLES; their undivided interest in land where JULIA B. THOMAS, widow of GEORGE THOMAS, dec’d, now resides.

192 16 Oct 1849 SANFORD PRINCE and wife JOANNAH, formerly JOANNAH THOMAS, daughter of GEORGE THOMAS, dec’d, of McMinn Co., MADISON AIKINS and wife MARY A., formerly THOMAS, of Cherokee Co., AL, daughter of GEORGE THOMAS, dec’d, and SAMUEL M. THOMAS to CHARLES STAPLES; their undivided interest, as in deed on page 191, above.

195 10 Nov 1849 ALLEN DENNIS and THOMAS M. McDONALD, Article of Agreement; DENNIS to furnish home and protection through life, board and comfortable clothing, and washing at his house, during life of McDONALD, who deeds personal property and agrees to perform any labor he may be able to perform; McDONALD is far advanced in age.

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196 29 Oct 1849 President and Directors of Bank of TN to MOSES CUNNINGHAM; Deed of Release; signed by WILLIAM LEDBETTER, Pres. and S. R. ANDERSON, Cashier; acknowledged in Davidson Co.

198 13 Nov 1849 JAMES THOMAS to daughter FRANCES P. THOMAS; for love; Bill of Sale for slave.

198 14 Nov 1849 JABEZ WIDOWS to ISAAC WIDOWS

199 6 Mar 1830 NATHANIEL SMITH to ISHAM LAWSON; 12 Nov 1849, witness DAVID CANTRELL proves deed, and WILLIAM C. BALLEW identifies handwriting of other witness, CHARLES MATLOCK, who has died.

206 27 Nov 1849 CHRISTIAN PETERS, Sheriff, to JOHNL. McCARTY; Lot in Calhoun of which MICHAEL WALL was the reputed owner, sold for taxes due for 1845.

208 20 Oct 1845 WILLIAM MAPLES and wife ELIZABETH, DAVID CANTRELL and wife ALICE, RALEIGH CHESNUTT and wife JANE, JAMES CHESNUTT and wife ANNE of McMinn Co, and DAVID, SARAH and MARY REYNOLDS of Hawkins Co., heirs of HENRY REYNOLDS, dec’d, to ISHAM REYNOLDS

209 26 Dec 1848 JOHN M. CANTRELL to ISHAM REYNOLDS; 3 Dec 1849, L. E. CANTRELL identifies handwriting of witness G. CANTRELL, who has departed this life.

212 29 Jan 1848 ROBERT STEPHENSON to daughter SARAH B. STEPHENSON; for natural love and affection; but if SARAH B. die without issue, then daughter MARGARET R. STEPHENSON is to have slave; also $200 each to said daughters, paid in gold and silver; also horse, saddle, and bridle to MARGARET R. Stephenson.

215 8 Dec 1849 SPENCER JARNAGIN to MILTON JARNAGIN, Trustee; Deed of Trust for Lots 112 and 113 in Athens, one pleasure carriage, one side board, and six slaves; SPENCER is indebted to JAMES F. BRADFORD, surviving partner of JOHN F. REEDER, dec’d, and others; if SPENCER does not pay within twenty days from this date, or within 24 hours after his arrival in the City of Memphis, then the slaves to be sold in Memphis, and if that sale does not pay debts then the carriage and sideboard to be sold in Athens.

216 11 Oct 1845 FRANKLIN L. YOAKUM and wife FRANCES S. to JAMES ARNWINE; their interest in land, being the distributive share laid off to JANE M. HOLT out of lands of her father IRBY HOLT, dec’d.

218 3 Oct 1848 JOHN L. STEPHENSON of Bradley Co to REBECCA GIPSON; his ¼ undivided interest in lots in Calhoun.

219 8 Oct 1849 MARY E. RAMSEY, formerly STEPENSON, and husband THOMAS RAMSEY, MARGARET A. CAMREN, formerly STEPHENSON, and husband HENRY CAMREN, all of Bradley Co to REBECCA GIPSON; their undivided half of lots in Calhoun, which they hold by virtue of the Will of WILLIAM STEPHENSON, dec’d, or by laws of descent.

220 3 Nov 1849 JOHN WOLFF to ELIZABETH STAFFORD.

221 1 Jul 1849 JOHN BLANKINSHIP to JAMES COFFEE, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the second school district; one acre, including the spring, where BOLING ISOM formerly lived; for the encouragement of common school education, as long as a school may be kept there, or land to revert to him or his heirs.

222 17 Dec 1849 JAMES RAY to BARTLEY BORRING of Monroe Co.

228 7 Jan 1850 CHRISTIAN PETERS, Sheriff, to WILLIAM BALLEW; sale of interests of ROBERT J., SARAH, OBED C., and WILLIAM H. PATTY in land formerly owned by OBED PATTY, dec’d.

233 8 Jan 1850 FREDERIC HAMBRIGHT and NANCY A. JONES to WILLIAM S. HAMBRIGHT.

235 17 Jan 1850 JAMES L. GILBREATH to SAMUEL L. and JOSEPH GILBREATH; his interest in estate of JOSEPH and ELIZABETH R. GILBREATH, dec’d, as on of the heirs.

236 6 Jan 1850 WILLIAM McNABB, one of the children of ELIZABETH McNABB, dec’d, to HENDERSON McNABB; his interest in land.

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237 25 Jan 1850 SUSANAH PIKE to daughter ELIZABETH C. PIKE; for love and for services rendered during last 15 years, during which time I have been in bad health and in helpless condition; personal property.

239 17 Jan 1850 GEORGE W. COOKE and wife SARAH J., formerly GILBREATH, to SAMUEL L. and JOSEPH GILBREATH; their interest, as heirs, in the estate of JOSEPH and ELIZABETH R. GILBREATH, dec’d.

240 27 Sep 1849 WILLIAM HARRIS and wife BARSHEBA H. to ALEXANDER GREEN; Bill of Sale for slave

242 7 Aug 1849 ISAACK F. CARLOCK to JAMES C. CARLOCK

246 4 Feb 1850 GEORGE JULIAN of Hamilton Co to brother SAMUEL JULIAN of same; Power of Atty

248 15 Feb 1850 JAMES S. McCROSKY to ROBERT H. McCROSKY; his undivided one-sixth part of land of WILLIAM McCROSKY, dec’d.

249 29 Sep 1848 ABSOLEM G. DERRICK and ELIZA CANTRELL to CORNELIUS DERRICK; our undivided interest.

250 14 Jul 1838 JOHN MAY to JOHN SYBERT; 15 Feb 1850, witness JAMES M. TEXFORD proves deed in Polk Co.

256 5 Sep 1848 MICHAEL ROBINETT to JOHN KNIGHT of Meigs Co.

260 28 Jan 1850 GIDEON CATE to MARTIN D. ANDERSON, JAMES HEMPHILL and ALLEN WARE, Common School Commissioners.

271 25 Feb 1850 DUFF GREEN to East Tenn and GA RR Co.; Release of contract of 1 Nov 1848 in favor of the State of TN; witnesses J. W. INMON and MILTON P. JARNAGIN prove deed in Bradley Co.

273 28 Mar 1850 JAMES STEED of Bradley Co to DANIEL AGNEW

284 27 Nov 1848 CLEMUEL GREGORY to DAN CARPENTER of Morgan Co.

287 26 Sep 1849 PRESTON GOBIN and wife ESTHER ANDERSON (signed EASTER A. GOBIN), and THOMAS AUSTIN and wife MARTHA JANE, all of Grundy Co, MO to WILLIAM JOHNSON of same; Power of Atty to collect monies due them as heirs of REUBEN JOHNSON, dec’d, late of TN; acknowledged in Grundy Co., MO before ABRAM FIELD, Judge and Pres. of County Court, certified by GEORGE H. HUBBELL, Clk.

289 10 Apr 1850 PRESTON GOBIN and wife ESTHER A., THOMAS AUSTIN and wife MARTHA JANE, and WILLIAM JOHNSON, all of Grundy Co., MO to WILLIAM MAPLES

293 12 Apr 1850 ROBERT H. HICKEY to JOHN McGAUGHY; Deed of Trust to secure creditors of HICKEY’s father, JAMES HICKEY

294 2 Apr 1847 JOSEPH RUDD to daughter MARY ANN RAGSDALE; for love; Bill of sale for slave.

296 28 Feb 1850 JOHN MIDDLETON to ALFRED K. and JAMES M. MIDDLETON

299 14 Dec 1849 ISAAC TINNEY SR to son ISAAC TINNEY JR

301 May 1850 Transcript of Court Record for incorporation of Town of Athens: Petition of citizens of Athens, presented to County Court by WILLIAM KEITH, Esq., granted by the Court, and Sheriff ordered to hold election for Mayor and Aldermen; bounds to be as follows: beginning at Lot No. 28 and running with the street SW to Lot No 54, thence SE with the street to Lot No 83, thence NE with the street to Lot No 120, thence N to corner of Lot No 115, thence NE to Lot No. 114, thence NW with the street to Lot Nor 28 the beginning point, including the outside street or commons, which meets and bounds are the same as laid off by the Commissioners of Athens in its original plan; signed by GEORGE W. BRIDGES, J. McGAUGHY, WM SHOOK, SETH BEDFORD, COLUMBUS A. JORDAN, THOMAS T. EASON, R. HALEY, SAMUEL McNELLY, JAMES McCULLY, G. W. ROSS, JACKSON GRUBB, ROBT. N.mMcEWEN, JAS. H. HORNSBY, W. RICE, DANIEL GILBERT, J. W. BLACKWELL, W. H. BALLEW, J. T. ROBINSON, HENRY H. RIDER, P. L. GAMBELL, W. B. BURSELL, JAS SHOOK, A. B. BROWN, C. PETERS, THOMAS J. CAMPBELL, R. T. ENGLEDOW, W. L. BLACKWELL, JOEL K. BROWN, THOS R. RUDD, J. KIDWELL, JOHN F. ROGERS, JOHN CRAWFORD, JOHN R. PARSHALL, G. R. KNABE, L. DODSON, W. F. KEITH, P. K. WHETSEL, W. C. PRIDE, ROBERT McNELLY, possessed; division among heirs JAMES C., PETER, PLEASANT, THOMAS, EMOLINE, MARIAH, ALLEN, and WILLIAM BRYAN, and MARY WASSON and her husband BENJAMON WASSON; ordered that the heirs under age 21 have six months after their majority to impeach the decision.

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351 10 Oct 1848 JAMES BROOKS and wife NANCY formerly FIRESTONE, to MATHIAS FIRESTONE all of Cherokee Co., AL; Power of Atty. to collect monies due them in Tenn.

352 11 Oct 1850 JOSEPH S. McCONNELL of Bradley Co to STEPHEN H. MILLER of same.

353 13 Aug 1850 COONRODE STANER (Stainer) of Independence Co., AR, to THOMAS STAINER of same; Power of Atty. to sell land in Tenn.

354 8 Feb 1850 JAMES M. HEMPHILL to FLOYD McGONIGAL of Bradley Co.

355 4 Jun 1850 WM. P. H. McDERMOTT to JANE SMITH, formerly JANE LOWRY; for natural good will and affection; Bill of Sale for slave; if JANE dies without heirs, slave to go to SARAH A. LOWRY.

355 21 Jul 1850 JOHN McGHEE to sister POLLY LOWRY, wife of WM. LOWRY, Esq..; for love and affection; Bill of Sale for slave.

358 Sep 1850 Seppah Co., MS; LAFAYETT NORMAN to FLEMING S. NORMAN; Power of Atty. To sell land willed to him by WILLIAM NORMAN, dec’d, lying in McMinn Co; acknowledged in Septah Co., MS before DANIEL HUNT, Clk., at his office in Ripley; JAMES ROGAN, Judge, Seppah Co., MS

360 24 Oct 1850 HANNAH, FLEMING S., and LAFAYETTE NORMAN to TERRELL NANCE.

366 7 Sep 1850 WM. WIGGINS of Polk Co to ALBERT G. RICE.

367 7 Nov 1850 JOHN C. GASTON to WM. W. NEAL of Anderson Co.

369 12 Nov 1850 SAMUEL WORKMAN to THOMAS ROGERS; Deed of Trust of a one horse carriage commonly called a buggy and of a lever watch known as the watch formerly owned by COL. A. R. TURK; owes BENJAMIN F. MARTIN for the buggy.

374 3 Dec 1850 Copy of
County Court Decree: GEORGE J. SMITH, Adm of ROBERT SMITH, dec’d, VS ISABELLA SMITH, widow, MINERVA JANE SMITH, MARGARET ADELINE BARNETT and her husband JOSEPH R. BARNETT, and MARY ISABELLA, ELIZABETH, MARTHA, RUTHA, ELVIRIA, and ROBERT SMITH, children of ROBER SMITH, dec’d; land sold to JOHN J. MIDDLETON.

387 14 Feb 1839 ROBERT H . JORDAN of Monroe Co to Charles T. McCRAY; land in McMinn and Monroe Counties.

389 14 Jan 1840 ROBERT and GEORGE A. BRYAN (BRYANT), MARY KINSER, and MARTHA J. TUNNELL, all of Monroe and McMinn counties, heirs of RICHARD BRYAN (BRIANT), dec’d, to MARSHALL W. CUNNINGHAM; their undivided interests.

390 14 Jan 1840 CATHARINE BRIANT to MARSHALL W. CUNNINGHAM; her dower in lands of husband RICHARD A. BRIANT, dec’d.

391 28 Nov 1850 ANDREAS and MARY CALDWELL, Gdns of WILLIAM M. CALDWELL to C. W. RICE

392 23 Nov 1847 THOMAS J. CAMPBELL to T. NIXON VANDYKE and STEPHEN K. REEDER; Mortgage of Lot No 87 in Athens being the lot and brick house now occupied by RICHARD ENGLEDOW; 17 Dec 1850, deed proven by witness JAMES S. BRIDGES and by THOMAS J. CAMPBELL JR who deposes that THOMAS J. CAMPBELL and the other witness V. M.CAMPBELL have both departed this life.

394 18 Dec 1850 JOHN TATE of Monroe Co to JOHN L. ATLEE of Lancaster City, PA; part of lot No 61 in Athens, heretofore occupied by WM. L. ATLEE.

396 7 Dec 1850 Tuscaloosa Co., AL: WILLIAM KIRKLAND and wife MARY R. and WILLIAM ERWIN and wife ASENETH to WILLIAM KIRKLAND; Power of Atty to rent lots in Athens which belonged to DANIEL RECTOR, dec’d, they being lawful heirs; KIRKLAND’s acknowledge in Tuscaloosa Co and ERWIN’s acknowledge in Jefferson Co., AL.

401 2 Jan 1851 JOSEPH M. ALEXANDER to JAMES H. ALEXANDER of Polk Co.; Power of Atty to pursue, arrest, reclaim, and sell negro boy STEPHEN.

404 12 Oct 1850 RANDOLPH R., THOMAS, and WILLIAM SHIPLEY, POLLY and ELIZABETH SMITH, JOHN, NEHEMIAH, and DAVID SHIPLEY, and ELIZABETH SHIPLEY, mother of the above, to PHILIP FRY.

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408 16 Jan 1851 BURRELL and WILLIAM BARKER to JOHN BARKER.

409 27 Jan 1851 SUSAN CURD of Monroe Co., widow of RICHARD CURD, dec’d, to BYRAM ALLEN, her dower.

411 3 Feb 1851 BANJAMIN WASSON to HAMILTON L. WASSON; Bill of Sale for slave.

416 12 Jan 1851 JOHN HUTSELL to ANDREW HUTSELL

417 8 Feb 1851 HENRY MATLOCK SR, farmer, to daughter SARAH ARWINE, wife of ALBARTUS ARWINE, to second daughter MARTHA PURCELL, wife of WILLIAM H. PURCELL, to daughter ELIZABETH LEUTY, wife of J. H. LEUTY, and to daughter NANCY JANE yet single; for love and affection; Deed of Gift of slaves, some mentioned in his Will; one slave was set apart in Will for son HENRY, but was exchanged for another.

428 1 Feb1851 SILAS R. MELTON to JOHN N. MELTON

429 1 Feb 1851 SILAS R. MELTON to JAMES H. MELTON

430 3 Mar 1851 ARON PARKER of Bradley Co to MATHEW R. GIBSON

431 20 Jan 1846 SAMUEL DOUTHET of Monroe Co. to JAMES CHESNUTT

433 15 Mar 1851 Copy of Chancery Court Decree: WILLIAM P. COPLAND and wife EVELINE, ESQUIRE NORTH and wife ELIZA, BENJAMIN, JOSEPH A., and MARY CURD, the two last minors by their Gdn. WILLIAM P. COPLAND, children of RICHARD CURD, dec’d, VS ROBERT M. NEWMAN, SUSAN CURD, and JAMES CURD, the last an infant by his Gdn the said SUSAN CURD, widow of RICHARD CURD, dec’d; Bill to sell land.

437 1 Apar1851 WILLIAM M. SCARBOROUGH, Article of Agreement with the widow and heirs of JACOB COOK, dec’d, to wit, NANCY, MARY, KATHERINE, MELVINA, MATILDA, ELIZA J., and PATSY COOK; signed by NANCY, ELIZA JANE, CATHERINE, MARTHA, POLLY and MELVINA COOK.

439 15 Mar 1849 JAMES McNABB, Adm with Will annexed of EZEKIEL BONNER, dec’d, to MARTIN BUNCH.

443 15 Apr 1851 Copy of Chancery Court Decree: LETHE RICE VS MILLER F., CHARLES W., and WILLIAM L. RICE, and JOHN HALEY; Lethe is granted divorce from MILLER F. RICE, and alimony; their children are LORENA, JOHN C., MARTHA E. K., and ALLEN H. RICE; land in Marion Co. granted to LETHA HALEY in 1838.

445 14 Oct 1850 ISAAC LANE to RUSSELL LANE

448 14 Oct 1850 ISAAC LANE to OLIVAH SHULTS and her heirs

451 25 Mar 1851 JOHN R. PARSHALL JR to SAMUEL W. ROYSTON; his share, as heir, of the estate of DR. JOHN and ANNA PARSHALL, dec’d.

458 12 Oct 1846 AARON HAYNES of Benton Co., AL, to JONATHAN HAMILTON; 2 May 1851, deed proven by witness JOSEPH HAMILTON who also identifies handwriting of other witness ABSOLEM DERRICK who has removed beyond the limits of the State.

464 6 May 1851 Copy of Circuit Court decree, 16 Dec 1850: JOSIAH CHILDERS VS ELIZABETH SHELTON widow, ELIZABETH SHELTON, JOHN HARRIS and wife MATILDA, JOHN McGINTY and wife NANCY, T. K. NIPIER and wife MARY, and MARTHA SHELTON, heirs of JOHN SHELTON, dec’d.

465 28 Dec 1850 WILLIAM and MARY KIRKLAND of Tuskalosey Co., AL and WILLIAM and ECENITH ERWIN of Jefferson Co., AL to WILLIAM A. G. REED.

468 28 Mar 1850 BANESTER COLLIER and wife POLLY formerly ARMSTRONG to JOHN DAVIS of Blount Co.

469 3 Sep 1849 ELISHA DODSON of Polk Co to JOHN M. and JESSE A. DODSON.

470 31 Mar 1851 SIMEON GRAVES, WILLIAM SMART and wife LUCINDA formerly GRAVES, JACOB SHARP and wife VILENA formerly GRAVES, and CHRISTOPHER GRAVES to JACOB GRAVES; all are heirs of CHRISTOPHER GRAVES, dec’d; their interests

472 Feb 1851 ADALINE A. BLACKWELL of Knoxville to JOHN L. BRIDGES of Athens; Bill of Sale for slaves for the use of JULIUS W. BLACKWELL and wife MAHALA D. during her life and after her death for the use of JULIUS B. and JOHN E. BRIDGES, children of HELEN E. BRIDGES, and such other children as she may leave living.

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476 17 Feb 1851 THOMAS B. McELWEE and wife MARTHA formerly MATLOCK to CHARLES L. MATLOCK; their undivided interest in lands of WILLIAM MATLOCK, dec’d, assigned to SARAH MATLOCK his widow.

480 3 May 1851 WILLLIAM H. GREEN to daughter EASTHER CRABTREE; for love and affection.

481 20 Jun 1850 REBECCA GIBSON and WILLIAM S. STEPHENSON to A. J. TORBET and WILLIAM FORD.

483 12 Jul 1851 CHRISTIAN PETERS, Sheriff, to GEORGE W. BRIDGES; on 20 Aug 1844, DAVID STEPHENSON, Exec of JOHN STEPHENSON, dec’d, surviving partner of M and J STEPHENSON, recovered a judgment against THOMAS J. and JOSEPH COLLIER and CARTER MELTON; selling lands of CARTER MELTON.

490 28 Jul 1851 AARON B. BROWN to NATHAN SULLINS, HENRY RICE, JOHN ADAIR, ANDREW HUTSELL, WILLIAM H. BALLEW, EDWIN E. ATLEE, WILLIAM L. ATLEE, JAMES W. McSPADDEN, and WILLIAM BURNS, Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Athens; $75.00; part of Lot No 36…which before belonged to said Church.

494 11 Aug 1851 JAMES H. BURCH and wife AVY E. of Gordon Co., GA, to ALBARTUS and MARSHALL ARWINE; land being one third part of land allotted to ELIZABETH BURCH, widow of WILLIAM BURCH, dec’d, and part of the land that THOMAS L. BURCH was entitled to as heir of WILLIAM BURCH, and THOMAS having died and AVY E. is his only heir

499 3 Mar 1851 ROBERT H., WILLIAM W., LUCINDA A., and ESTHER A. ORR, heirs of WILLIAM ORR, dec’d, to CHARLES METCALFE; land which METCALFE conveyed to said heirs in 1831, and another tract where the said METCALFE now lives, which was deeded to him in 1837 by MARY, JOHN W., FRANCIS J., and JOSIAH J. ORR, and JANE F. JOHNSON.

503 11 Aug 1851 AVY ELIZABETH BURCH, formerly AVY ELIZABETH BURCH and her husband JAMES H. BURCH of Gordon Co., GA to JOHN MORE; whereas one WILLIAM BURCH died seized and possessed of lands which were allotted to the heirs, to his son, THOMAS L. BURCH, and whereas afterwards said THOMAS L. BURCH died in testate, leaving AVY ELIZABETH BURCH as his sole heir and SARAH BURCH his widow, and afterwards the said SARAH intermarried with one ZACHARIAH ROSE; land…on line of HENRY and GEORGE BURCH.

513 7 Aug 1851 WILLIAM F. PECK, a son and one of the eight heirs of ELLIOTT PECK, dec’d, to W. W. PECK; his 1/8 interest in land on which said ELLIOTT formerly lived and on which his widow NANCY PECK now lives.

516 8 Jul 1851 WILLIS WRIGHT of Grayson Co., Texas to MARK and CRATON DENNIS.

517 15 Mar 1828 JAMES P. HAYNES of Roane Co to JOHN HAYNES; 12 Sep 1851, SAMUEL WORKMAN deposes that AARON HAYNES, one of the witnesses to the deed, has long since died.

518 11 Aug 1851 BENJAMIN WASSON to MARIUM C. STOUT and her heirs; Bill of Sale for slave.

531 Jan 1851 ALLEN G. GOSS to CURD GOSS; “an undivided moiture of land, owned by JOHN GOSS SR. and the place on which he now lives to the said CURD GOSS…I the said ALLEN G. GOSS being an heir at law of the estate of JOHN GOSS SR…also my distributive share of perishable property and money if there be any.”

533 13 Nov 1847 JOHN NEILL to ISAAC T. DAVIS and JACOB HINKLE.

537 7 Oct 1851 Transcript of Court Record for Incorporation of the Town of Calhoun: Petition presented and granted; bounded as follows, beginning on a stake, two rods east of the NE corner of Lot No 1 in plan of Calhoun, running south to a stake, two rods S of the SE corner of Lot No 33, thence W to a stake, two rods W of Lot No 118, thence N to a stake, two rods N of the NW corner of Lot 97, thence E to the beginning corner, including all the lots and public streets, together with two rods around said town laid off for commons; we the undersigned citizens of Calhoun: WILLIAM ROGERS, WILLIAM B. JOHNSTON, J. C. WIER, SILAS SMITH, J. H. WELLS, THOMAS ROGERS, JOHN ONLY, G. W. GRAVES, B. F. MARTIN, J. M. WALLEN, J. M. CHAMBERS, C. C. CALDWELL, T. M. LAYTON, J. A. ROWLES, NATHANIEL J. PETERS, JOHN ROGERS, G. W. PITTNER, A. R. ROGERS, JOHN ELLIOTT, SAMUEL WORKMAN, H. C. BASINGER, JAMES P. HAYNES, HARRISON DILL.




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Boyer, Reba Bayless. McMinn County, Tennessee Land Deeds. Copyright 2001. Provided to AccessGenealogy for perpetual free display. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 16 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/tennessee/mcminn-county-tennessee-deed-book-j.htm - Last updated on Apr 24th, 2012


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