Blount County

Blount Journal cover from Fall of 2001

Blount Journal

The Blount Journal has been in publication since 1985 and contains a wealth of material on Blount County Tennessee ancestors. It is published by the Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society two times a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. The listing below are the table of contents for each issue from Nov. 1985 through Spring 2020. Some of the past issue are available for purchase from their website. This periodical is indexed in the Periodical Source Index (PERSI). But that index is not complete. Nov 1985 Blount County: 1830 Census Volume I, Nos 1 & …

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Blount county, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1820-1924

The marriage records below were user submitted by previous visitors to this website. These records are unsourced and as such should only be utilized as a lead for your family tree. Their appearance here should not be considered a fact that the individuals mentioned were married in Blount County, Tennessee on these dates. Marriages Sorted by Groom Groom Marriage Date Bride Absalom Abraham Abbott 12 Dec 1871 Elizabeth Brickey Benjamin Franklin Abbott 15 Apr 1861 Mary Jane Brickey John Abbott 07 Nov 1884 Rhoda Elizabeth Lawson John Andrew Abbott 03 Feb 1848 Winifred Brewer Giles Parmon Adams 16 Mar 1888 …

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Sample Land Claim Records 1807-1820

Blount County Tennessee Land Records

Only a small portion of the land granted in Tennessee was free land, and that was granted to those who provided some form of service to North Carolina. Earliest land records, including early grants issued by North Carolina and Tennessee, are microfilmed with a card index available in the Public Services Section of the Tennessee State Library & Archives. Other holdings include land warrants, survey certificates, and records from county register of deeds offices. Online Blount County Land Records Partial census of 1787 to 1791 of Tennessee as taken from the North Carolina land grantsIn the 1960s, Lucy Kate McGhee …

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Blount County Tennessee Mortuary Records

Records maintained by mortuaries and funeral homes can be extremely helpful, particularly for the period before vital records were kept. Earlier records contain the name of the deceased, death date, place of death, cause of death, and name of the informer. In some cases, the age, residence, occupation, birthplace, and next of kin of the deceased also are included. The mortician’s name will usually be located on the death certificate, in the burial records, or in the obituary. Blount County Tennessee Funeral Homes Alcoa, Tennessee Sherwood Chapel & Memorial Gardens Maryville Dotson Funeral Home Foothills Funeral Home McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral HomeEstablished …

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Blount County TN 1801 Tax List - Page 05

Tax rate of Captain Alexander’s Company for the Year 1801

There are two additional columns in the original entitled “Billiard Tables” and “Stud Horses.” No individuals were listed as owning any of the former, and only two individuals were designated of Alexander’s Company as owning any of the latter: John Lowry, attorney, and John Sharp, each owning one. Almost all of the company lived in the town of Maryville. Name Land Free Polls Black Polls Town Lots Alexander, Oliver 300 1 Alexander, Benjamin 1 Alexander, John 150 1 2 Alexander, John 100 1 Burk, William 233½ 1 1 1 Berry, Thomas 200 1 1 Bolu , James 100 1 Brown, …

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Tax rate of Captain McGinley’s Company for the Year 1801

There are two additional columns in the original entitled “Billiard Tables” and “Stud Horses.” No individuals were listed as owning any of either and those columns have been left out of the table. Name Land Free Polls Black Polls Town Lots Alexander, Ebenezar 1 Alexander, Joseph 1 Bowers, Daniel 1 Buchanan, Edward 1 Culton, James 1 Crawford, James 1 Duncan, John 1 1 Forguson [Ferguson], Robert 1 Ferguson, John 1 Forguson, Hugh 1 Finley, Joseph 1 Gilbreath, Wm 1 Gilmore, John 1 Gold, John 1 Houston, Samuel 1 1 Harris, John 1 Harris, Wm 1 Harris, Jonathan 1 1 Houston, …

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Tax rate of Captain Montgomery’s Company for the Year 1801

There are two additional columns in the original entitled “Billiard Tables” and “Stud Horses.” No individuals were listed as owning any of the former, and only two individuals of Montgomery’s Company were designated as owning any of the latter: William Davidson had 2 and Meshech Tipton had 1. Name Land Free Polls Black Polls Town Lots Bromley, James 1 Beard, George 1 Blair, John 1 Blair, William 1 Brown, John 1 Blizard, Thomas 1 Black, Gavin 200 1 Bradley, John 1 Beard, Henry 1 Beaty, Samel 1 Conway, Thomas 1 Conway, Joseph 1 Conway, Jessey 1 Camron, Samuel 1 Campbel, …

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Tax Rate of Captain Bogle’s Company for the Year 1801

There are two additional columns in the original entitled “Billiard Tables” and “Stud Horses.” No individuals were listed as owning any of the former, and only two individuals of Bogle’s Company were designated as owning any of the latter: William Boyd and Michel Nyman. Name Land Free Polls Black Polls Town Lots Bogle, Samuel 150 1 Bell, John 150 1 Bogle, Joseph 150 1 1 Boyd, Robert 150 1 Boyd, William 200 1 Bowerman, John 30 1 Bogle, Hugh 200 1 Bogle, Andrew 200 2 Carson, David 200 1 Cusack [Cusick], John B. 1 Cunningham, John 100 1 Cup [Cupp], …

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A Portion of Map Printed in 1795 showing Blount County

Early History of Blount County, Tennessee

Blount County was created out of Knox County by an act passed at the second session of the territorial assembly at Knoxville, on July 11, 1795, and named in honor of William Blount, the first and only territorial governor. Knox County had been created from fractions of Greene and Hawkins counties in 1792. Greene was created from Washington in 1783, and Washington was established in 1777, the oldest county in the state. Since the creation of Blount County in 1795, the territorial limits have been added to by the Treaty of Tellico, 1798, and Calhoun’s Treaty of 1819. A portion …

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1860 Blount County Mortality Schedule Page 1

Blount County, Tennessee, 1860 Mortality Schedule

Mortality schedules list people who died during the previous 12 months. Mortality schedules were taken along with population schedules during the 1860 census. These schedules include persons who died between June 1st through May 31st in the year prior to the 1860 federal census. The 1860 mortality schedule lists the dead person’s name; age, sex, color (white, black, or mulatto), free or slave, married or widowed; place of birth; month of death; profession, occupation, or trade; cause of death; and number of days ill. Though part of the federal censuses, mortality schedules are separate from the population schedules. The following …

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