Topic: Land Records

Allotment of Lands to Delaware Indians

December 31, 1903 The following described land of the Cherokee Nation is hereby segregated as the Delaware segregation of said nation, in accordance with section 23 of the Cherokee agreement (Public—No. 241), approved by the President July 1, 1902, and ratified by the Cherokee Nation August 7, 1902; and this list is in substitution or amendment of any other list or lists which have heretofore been considered by the Commission in connection with said Delaware segregation. Lead selected and occupied by living registered Delaware. NOTE: After you find your ancestor listed on this page, make a note of the Card Number, and go to the Final Roll Database and search there. Put OS (Old Settler or Old Series) in front of the Card Number and search. No. Card No. Register No Surname Given Name Middle Name Total Acres 1 105 974 Adams, Horace M. 160.00 2 101 975 Adams, Richard C. 156.85 3 140 720 Ager, Mary 160.00 4 218 416 Allen, Mary 160.00 5 171 470 Anderson, Daniel 160.00 6 64  426 Anderson, Rachel 160.00 7 277 876  Armstrong, Albert F. 160.00 8 301 929   Armstrong, Annie E. 157.00 9 76 10 Armstrong, Arthur 160.00 10 158 408 Armstrong, Catherine A. 60.00 11 301 874 Armstrong, Henry 160.00 12 102 404 Armstrong, Mary E. 158.52 13 270 602 Armstrong, Solomon F. 50.02 14 138  151 Arnold, Harry 160.00...

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Land in Adam and Logon list which has been claimed by Cherokee citizens

Exhibit A Land in Adam and Logon list which has been claimed by Cherokee citizens other than Delaware, as shown by attempts to file thereon. Where land has been claimed by more than one Cherokee only the original claim is shown on this list. NOTE: After you find your ancestor listed on this page, you should take the the Card Number, and go to the Final Roll Database and search there. No Card No Surname Given Name Middle Name Total Acres 1 Cher 17 Thompson Milton K. 230.00 2 Cher 7033 Blackstone Robert D. 210.00 3 Cher 9585 Colston Sterling 330.00 4 Cher 5432 Byrd Jane 60.00 5 Cher 5458 Waller Goldie J. 30.00 6 Cher 5458 Waller William T.H. 30.00 7 Cher 5458 Waller George W. 10.00 8 Cher 584 Atkins Andrew C. 40.00 9 Cher 346 Bryant Benjamin F. 20.00 10 Cher 346 Bryant Leona 20.00 11 Cher 4235 Jordan Isaac H. 10.00 12 Cher 7012 Blackstone Pleasant N. 80.00 13 Cher 4294 Morrison Robert T. Jr. 50.00 14 Cher 4294 Morrison Ellen C. 80.00 15 Cher 4294 Morrison Claud A. 10.00 16 Cher 1013 Bradford Tessie 73.84 17 Cher 1013 Bradford Jennetta 80.00 18 Cher 1013 Bradford Malissa 80.00 19 Cher 1013 Bradford Deatrus 80.00 20 Cher 4230 Lannom Harold D 40.00 21 Cher 5424 Rogers Ruth E. 40.00 22 Cher 5424 Rogers Maud E. 40.00...

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Pulaski County, Georgia Land Lottery Register

In 1802 Georgia ceded to the US all the land between the Chattahoochee and the Mississippi River, in return for a promise from the US to remove all Indians from Georgia’s reserve territory. “By purchase if possible; by pressure if necessary.” By an act of the Legislature in the year 1803, the new Purchase of lands from the Indians west of the Oconee River was distributed under the first Land Lottery system. Under it the public lands as they were from time to time freed from Indian occupancy, were at public cost surveyed into small lots of uniform size and marked, numbered and mapped, and the whole returned to the Surveyor’s General’s office from whence by Commissioners chosen by the Legislature for the purpose, caused all the lots to be thrown into the Lottery Wheel, and to become fortune’s gift as well as her own, to her own people. 1Chappell, A.H., Miscellanies of Georgia. By the treaty of Ft. Wilkinson in 1802, the Creek Indians ceded part of the district between the Oconee, and Ocmulgee. In 1804 at the Creek Agency on the Flint River the Indians ceded the remaining territory east of the Ocmulgee. Every white man, widow and orphan resident of this state was entitled to one draw and every Revolutionary Soldier was entitled to two draws. The following data has been extracted from those land lotteries...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book O

page106 45 16 Jan.1866 David Weir of Bradley Co., to Jackson H. Downey. 46 13 Oct.1865 G.H H. Dill to John A.Shipman of Bradley Co. 60 16 Aug.1865 Thomas Cooper To Clarisa Elizabeth Oregon Williams, Thomas Cooper Williams, and Mary Cooper Williams, heirs of Mary Elizabeth Williams the daughter of Thomas Cooper; for love. 62 16 Aug.1865 Thomas Cooper to Eliga Williams and Eliza Celestine Williams. The daughter of Thomas Cooper; for love. 66 4 Jan.1866 James P.Robeson to Margaret Shook. 67 25 Sept.1865 Mary A.Carson and Sarah E. and F.A. Pettitt to William M. Carson; divison of land deeded William M , Sarah E. and Mary Ann Carson; Sarah E. is wife of F.A. Pettitt. 69 15 Jul.1865 Samuel T.Riddle to daughter Martha Dixon; land, for natural affectio and for the particular attention she paid to me and her mother Mary Riddle my wife in our affliction and under the infirmities of age. 72 24 Mar.1866 D.A. Wilkins of Ga. To J.M. Wilkins; acknowledged in Fulton Co.,Ga. 74 24 Mar.1866 Francis M.Millard to Edwin A. Atlee, Andrew Hutsell, G.W. Millard, Thomas A.Cass, and Charles Pickens, Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church; one acre on which Andrew Chaple now stands. 78 7 Apr. 1866 C.Zimmerman to Emily A. and Letitia M. Evans; my home place except the house and lot leased for life to Margaret H. Reed. 79 3...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book P

Page 119 2 12 Oct 1868 James B. Cooke of Chattanooga to James M. Henderson of Athens. 3 6 Oct 1868 Calvin Browder to Frank King, Colored. 3 24 Oct 1868 Margaret Porter, Execx. of Boyd Porter dec’d, to John B. Porter; on 25 May 1861 Boyd Porter now dec’d made Title Bond to his two sons Benjamin M. and John B. Porter. 4 24 Jul 1868 Bennet cooper of Bradley Co., Exec. of Philip Cooper dec’d late of McMinn Co., to W.C. and C.A. Barnett; in Oct 1858 Philip Cooper made Title Bond to Jasper N. Stephens then of McMinn Co.; by Chancery Court decree Title was vested in V.M. Terry of Overton Co., who has sold title to the Barnetts. 7 26 Oct 1868 Joseph W. Gibson to Sarah A. Gibson formerly the daughter of William Matlock dec’d; for $500. Of her own money, all his interest in the dower which Jane R. McClatchy lately sold to him, it being 80 acres out of the farm of her husband A.P. McClatchy, the place where Mrs. McClatchy is now living, near James Gettys. 8 12 Oct 1868 Martin Bunch and wife Elizabeth of Phelps Co., Mo. To A. Howard and Joseph Faris of same; acknowledged in Phelps Co. 12 31 Mar 1866 John H. and Martha Weir of Sebastian Co., Ark. to Patton A. Bradford; Power of Atty....

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book Q

Page 132 2 17 Jun 1871 James H. Lowry to P.P. Owens, J.M. Clementson, J.W. Rentfro, A.R. Porter, and Seth Edens, Trustees for the M.E. Church South to be built in Riceville. 3 28 Nov 1870 Copy of Chancery Court Decree: Thomas Shipley, Mary and Robert B. Smith VS Uriah and William Shipley et als; lands of which Christopher Shipley died possessed sold to W.B.L. Reagan; title divested out of Thomas Shipley, Mary and Robert B. Smith, Uriah Shipley, William Shipley, the heirs of Randall Shipley dec’d whose names and residence are unknown, James H., Sarah, James, Joseph, Parolee, and Emeline Shipley, the minor heirs of Nehemiah Shipley decd whose names are unknown, Hannah Shipley, William Shipley son of David Shipley dec’d, Zlizabeth, Thomas C., and David R. Shipley, John T., Nehemiah, Sterling, Elizabeth, Frank, and Melton Smith. 5 22 Jun 1873. Corporation of Town of Athens, W. Gettys, Mayor, to M.A. Helm and Co. and J.J. Helm; parcel of ground fronting on Washington Street, running back with Hill Street. 5 13 Jul 1671 Thomas Davis to Sarah Beasley. 6 18 Jun 1370 Joel Dugger to Emanuel L. Dugger; his half interest in land in Buckhorn Valley which was willed to him by his father Daniel Dugger; acknowledged in Johnson Co. 7 8 Jun 1871 Henry McMahan and wife Margaret to Jacob Elder. 9 24 Jul 1871 Sam. P....

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book R

Page 142 1 25 Feb 1874 Joseph B. Reed and wife Margaret P. to Ransom A. Ellis. 10 8 Apr 1874 Lemuel Etter and wife Josephine, George W. Etter and wife Liza Jane, Elisha A. Gibson and wife Mary Ann, Henry C. Lambert and wife Sarah E., and Sarah Ann Etter to H. B. Henegar of Bradley Co.; 4/5 of our interest in land. 12 16 Apr 1874 John Witt to Wellington Keith, Lewis Evans, Alfred Green, George Deaderick, and John Witt, Trustees of Sons of Temperance Lodge No. 29. 13 1 Jan 1874 J. S. Matthews, Sec., and W. M. Sehorn, Treas. Of the Board of Trustees of E. T. Wesleyan University to Wiley S. Gaston of Athens and William Rule of Knoxville; Deed of Trust for twelve acres where the University stands. 15 31 Dec 1873 Thomas Melton to J. A. Long, C. E. Mountcastle, Henry Mize, T. Melton, and C. Long, Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; N. E. corner of Wesleyan Church lot; corner of Oak Grove Academy. 17 21 Mar 1874 John McH. Wilson and wife Ann E. of Navarro Co., Texas to Mark and Creighton Dennis; Wilson’s ½ of 1/8 or 1/16 of land as heirs of William Richardson dec’d. 23 18 May 1874 Charles L. King and wife Julia R. to James and Frank B. McElwee; Mt. Verd factory property. 27...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book S

Deed Book S Page 148 1 7 Aug 1876 John R. Howard and wife Henrietta to Alexander C. Robeson and William M. Nixon. 3 7 Aug 1876 Alexander C. Robeson and wife Susan and William M. Nixon and wife Lua to William D. Van Dyke of Hamilton Co.; Deed of Trust; Grantors owe Hugh T. Inman. 8 23 Oct 1875 S. D. Stanfiel to Andrew Hutsell; house and lot in Riceville, improved by James Crittenden. 10 16 Aug 1876 George W. Marler Jr. And wife Sarah of James Co. to George W. Marler Sr.; their undivided interest. 12 26 Aug 1876 George W. Marler Sr. and wife Nancy to E. T. McCorkle of Meigs Co. 14 27 Aug 1860 John R. Orr to James W. Orr; his interest in land of mother Nancy Orr now and at her death; 18 Aug 1876, witness J. H. Reagan is dead. 16 11 Aug 1876 Robert Powell to John F. Slover, Trustee; the Crawford store. 17 5 Sept 1876 Mrs. E. McKeldin to E. Walker and W. S. McGaughey; for building a new brick house on Lot No. 84 in Athens; the S part of Lot No. 84, near Matthews store-house on Jackson St., running 25 feet to center of first partition wall in said new brick building, 70 feet back from Jackson St., thence S with back wall of new brick...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book T

Page 156 1 19 Sep 1878 James D. Cameron and wife Mary E. of Chariton Co., Mo. to C. C. Dodson; Power of Atty. to receive their part of estate of Charles A. Pickens dec’d. 3 25 Dec 1849 Joanna Bond, Montraville Reynolds and wife Rachel, Robert P. Julian and wife Rosannah, and Elizabeth Bond, widow and heirs of Peter Bond dec’d, to Andrew McRoberts; signed by first five names and by Elizabeth and James M. West; 21 Oct 1878, Bradley Co., R. P. Julian deposes that Elizabeth West is now dead; 21 Oct 1878, Bradley Co., Commissioner empowered to take examination of Rosannah Julian and of Rosanah [sic; Joanna?] Bond, a weak and infirm person and quite old, who lives with the Julians. 10 28 Oct 1878 B. L. Avans and wife Rachel A. to William E. Lasater; their interest in land of Wesley Avans dec’d. 21 Oct 1878 Jacob Buttram and wife Martha Jane and David McMahan and wife Julia formerly Buttram, all of Ozark Co., Mo., to Christopher C. Wattenbarger; Power of Atty. to collect their part, as heirs, of estate of Peter Wattenbarger dec’d, they being children of Elisha E. Buttram and wife Sarah Ann dec’d, who was daughter of Peter Wattenbarger. 22 14 Dec 1875 A. Blizard, Exec. Of Jane Agnew dec’d, to John R. and H. C. Neil; the Agnew house in Athens,...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book M

Page 84 31 1856 Nancy Peck, widow of Elliott Peck dec’d, formerly of McMinn Co. but now of Murray Co., Ga., to Washington W. Peck formerly of McMinn Co. but now of Murray Co., Ga.; her dower in land where Elliott lived and where she lived until Dec 1854. 32 10 Sep 1853 A.R. Byington and wife Mary J. to Wesley Gaston. 34 19 Feb 1857 John Smith to William A., James C., John D., and Sarah J. Fain. 35 10 Feb 1858 John M. Crow of Bradley Co. to Mary Duncan; acknowledged in Bradley Co. before John H. Payne., D.C. 37 30 Oct 1854 Holloway Powers to David R. McCuistian and George H. Powers; land with exception of 25 acres in a square where the new house stands, which is reserved to Holloway for his lifetime. 38 9 Nov 1855 George H. Power to David R. McCuistian; his undivided interest in land purchased from Holloway Power in his lifetime. 39 9 Feb 1858 John F. Power to Lewis Stanton; Deed of Trust for land and property; Kelsey H. Power has become his endorser on note. (42a) {This deed is not copied in the book, but is inserted between pages 42 and 43. It is written in red and brown ink and has plats of the land sold.} (45) 7 Sep 1857 Charles a. Proctor to William Russell Proctor...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book N

Page 98 1 25 Feb 1862 John Vaughan of Monroe Co. to Lucy Rothwell. 2 26 Feb 1862 Ann E. Pope, wife of Fielding Pope, of Blount Co. to Stephen K. Reeder, lots 92 and 93 in Athens for which she, Ann E. Hammon before her marriage, gave Title Bond on 21 Oct 1856; acknowledged in Blount Co. apart from her husband , Rev. F. Pope. 3 19__1860 Thomas Gibson to daughter Mahaly J. Jones; for love and affection. 4 17 Sept 1859 “Fisher’s Heirs, Deed, Boyd Porter”; James F.H. Gregory and wife Adoreus, Andrew Cowan and wife Margaret, and John Fisher to Boyd Porter; all their interest in land. 5 13 Jan 1862 John E. Hickox to Ferdinand Jett; one house and lot near Athens, bound on West by the public road leading to Mont Verd Mills. 6 10 Jan 1862 James C. Fain; the undivided one half interest in land. 9 7 Mar 1862 John L. Bridges, Clerk and Master, to James M. and A.L. Henderson; lots belonging to widow and heirs of A. D. Keyes dec’d sold 11 Oct 1860; lot 12 in Athens, with house thereon, to James M. Henderson and lot 19 to A.L. Henderson. 12 15 Jan 1862 Morin E. Wamack, and heir of Ezekiel Bonner dec’d , to James Gregory, Adm. of James Bonner dec’d, for the benefit of the heirs of...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book G

Page 32 178 18 Sep 1841 JONATHAN THOMAS to ELIGHA CATE; Deed of Trust; land whereon GEORGE GREENWAY formerly resided. 185 24 Oct 1838 JAMES ELLISON of Roane Co., to HINSON ELLISON. 186 26 Apr 1834 ROBERT ELLISON, SR. of Murry Co., GA, to HINSON ELLISON. 194 28 Aug 1841 MALVINA ADY to JOHN and ROBERY REYNOLDS. 196 18 Sep 1841 ABRAHAM BARB and DANIEL LOWRY, Execs. of CHARLES CARTER dec’d. to JAMES SMITH 199 3 Jul 1841 J.W.M. BRAZEALE to T. B. EMMERSON & Co.; Obligation; BRAZEALE has contracted with EMERSON & Co. for paper upon which to print 5000 copies of a work entitled Life As It Is or Matters and Things in General; $6 per ream; note for six months. 204 26 Aug 1841 JOSEPH ROPER of Shelby Co., AL to DAVID CANTRELL; land beginning near a fence or spring that WM. SMITH Sr. settled or built near to known as the Tanyard Spring. 205 23 Oct 1841 GEORGE W. GAUTT and wife NANCY A., formerly DORSEY, and MICAGAH DORSEY, heirs of DIMMON DORSEY dec’d, to GIDEON CATE. 206 11 Oct 1841 JERMIAH S. WILSON and wife LUCINDA formerly HAMBRICK, JOSEPH G. IVY and wife NANCY formerly HAMBRICK, JOHN SMITH and wife ELIZABETH formerly HAMBRICK, all of Marshall Co., AL to CELAH HAMBRICK of Cherokee Co.,AL; Power of Atty to transact their business as legatees of...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book H

Page 38 2 11 Sep 1826 ABNER LEA, OLIVER, ELIJAH, WILLIAM, JESSE, and LAZARUS DODSON to WILLIAM DODSON; Obligation; they appoint ABNER LEA and OLIVER DODSON, the two “Gardeans” of the estate of LAZARUS DODSON, dec’d, to make deed to WILLIAM DODSON; also agree to give land to heirs of DAVID DODSON, dec’d, that was assigned to him by LAZARUS DODSON, dec’d; 3 Oct 1842, the handwriting of witnesses GARRETT F. LANKFORD and DAVID RHODES is identified, as they reside outside the State of TN. 3 2 Feb 1842 HENDERSON, ROBERT B., and CALLOWAY H. (W.) SMITH, MALINDA PICKENS formerly SMITH and husband CHARLES A. PICKENS, heirs of JOSEPH SMITH, dec’d, to ISAAH SMITH: their interest in land, part paid to JOSEPH in his lifetime. 6 4 Oct 1842 A. D. KEYES and O. H. LIDE, Adms. of JOHN W. LIDE, dec’d, to JAMES S. BRIDGES; Bill of Sale for slaves. 9 1 Oct 1842 LEONARD P. CHEATHAM of Davidson Co., to WILLIAMS WYNNE of same; one half interest in stallion named Merman now standing at the house of H. HUMPHREYS in Athens; Deed of Trust. 14 21 Oct 1842 ROBERT FRAZIER and JARVIS WILLIAMS to JOHN CRAWFORD and A. J. and W. H. BALLEW; Deed of Trust for everything pertaining to the printing office; FRAZIER and WILLIAMS to rent it all for $40 per year. 21 25 Oct...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book I

page 48 8 23 Feb 1846 SMITH L. MORRIS and wife PHEBE E. W. MORRIS formerly PEARSON, heir and legatee of Doctor PEARSON, dec’d; their undivided share. 52 17 Oct 1845 Article of Agreement between THOMAS B. McELWEE for himself and his wife ,MARTHA and as Gdn. of CHARLES L. and NANCY H. MATLOCK, minor heirs of WILLIAM MATLOCK, dec’d, JOHN B. ELDRIDGE and wife LORENDA, C. L. KING as purchaser of the part of JOSEPH W. and SARAH ANN GIBSON, and SARAH MATLOCK the widow, heirs of WILLIAM MATLOCK. 56 12 Feb 1846 UNION GRAVES to BRYANT W. SMITH of Meigs Co., Title Bond to land in Bradley Co….corner between UNION and SIMEON GRAVES…to bank of Hiwassee River opposite to where Mr. AULD’s now resides in the island; also 6/7 of tract in McMinn Co and if UNION can procure the other 1/7, then SMITH to pay him more; proven Bradley Co. by witnesses STEPHEN HEMPTSEAD and J. T. CARMICHAEL before JOHN H. ROBERTSON, Clk. of Co. Ct. 58 29 Aug 1831 FREDERICK WILLIAMS to JOHN WHITMORE; proven 18 Mar 1846 in Bradley Co by witnessess DANIEL and SHADRICK WILLIAMS who were acquainted with FREDERICK WILLIAMS. 64 27 Mar 1846 JOHN CRAWFORD to WILLIAM H. COOKE; one undivided half of a tavern lot known as Lot No. 108 in Athens for which BARBARA KETRING, JOHN M. GIBBS and...

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McMinn County, Tennessee Deed Book J

Page 56 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...

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