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Anderson, Isaac G (19894) Southern Claims Commission Card

Blount County Residents in the Tennessee Southern Claims Commission Index

This index lists Blount County Tennessee residents who filed claims with the Southern Claims Commission from 1871 to 1873 which were subsequently investigated, deliberated over, and either allowed or disallowed. These 76 Blount County residents claimed their property had been taken by United States military personnel for use in the Civil War. The date below is the date the claim was either allowed or disallowed. It took up to six years for some claimants to have a disposition for their claim. Barred claims were those where sufficient evidence was not submitted by the deadline on 3 March 1873 so were not considered. …

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1869 Explanation of Will Book 1

Index to Blount County Will Book, No. 1, 1799-1858

The following index was compiled from the transcribed wills created in 1869 from all known records not destroyed previously by fire. This new book was created by James A. Greer under the auspices of a Blount County committee assigned to the task. The original handwritten copy can be found on FamilySearch as Film #888878, Item 1. A typed copy of this recreated wills can be found on FamilySearch Film #24598, Item 2. They record the same wills, one is typed, one is handwritten. You should also search the Blount County Tennessee Probate Cases, Settlements, Guardianships, 1795-1980 which are digital copies …

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Blount County Tennessee Chancery Court Records 1850 – 1900s

The government of Blount County, Tennessee has created an index for their Chancery Court records covering the years of 1850-1900s. These records are stored in twenty-nine boxes with an archives copy stored on microfilm. This index is reproduced below in a searchable format. Click here to see their pdf version of this index. Chancery court cases contain records of equity cases, some divorces, estate disputes and other private suits.

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Early Blount County Tennessee Forts

Blount County was formed in 1795 from Knox County and named for Governor Wm. Blount. Its county seat, Maryville, was named for Mary Grainger Blount, wife of Governor Wm. Blount. The settlement of this county began in 1785 and the early settlers were much harassed by the Indians. Nine places in this county have been deemed worthy of being commemorated by historical markers. These places are as follows: McGaughey’s Fort Although McGaughey’s Fort was in Sevier County (established in 1794), it was on the line of the old Indian War Trail which extended through Blount County, and was a great …

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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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Walker’s Chapel Cemetery, Townsend

Walker’s Chapel Cemetery is located on the former site of Walker’s Chapel Church. It is on Old Tuckaleechee Pike almost at the end of the Melrose Bridge. The cemetery is on a hillside and is completely overtaken by trees, brush and undergrowth. If you didn’t already know where the cemetery was, you wouldn’t be able to find it just by driving by. I don’t know who owns the property now, but it is posted with “No Trespassing” signs. This is not a complete recording but it was all my husband and I could get considering the conditions. Name Maiden Birth …

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Ellejoy Baptist Church Cemetery, Maryville

Name Maiden Birth Date Death Date Ruby Rogers Allison Rogers 19 Sep 1912 22 May 2006 Charles T. Carnes 04 Jul 1913 06 Sep 2006 George A. Everhart 01 Jun 1890 26 Apr 1977 James A. Ferguson 08 Aug 1890 11 Dec 1972 Samuel H. Gamble 19 Aug 1930 06 Apr 2006 Zora Belle Reagan Lowe Reagan 21 Nov 1922 28 Mar 2006 Dora Mae Henry Nichols  Henry 26 Aug 1922 05 Oct 2002 Paul Nichols  01 Sep 1920 21 May 1989 Nancy Townsend 08 Jan 1836 21 Oct 1907 Douglas C. Watson 11 Jan 1947 02 Apr 2006

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Brickey Cemetery, Townsend

Name Birth Date Death Date Notes Absalom Abbott 1804 1886 Elder was in front of his name Annis Stillwell Abbott 1807 1870 ~ Benjamin Franklin Abbott 07 Jul 1833 12 Mar 1926 ~ John Andrew Abbott 1825 1887 Co B, 6 Tenn Inf John Horace Abbott 19 Sep 1859 03 Dec 1923 Elder was in front of his name Mary Jane Compton Abbott 06 Jan 1865 23 Dec 1945 ~ Nora Ellenor Andrews Abbott 15 Sep 1882 11 Jul 1932 ~ Oscar Merrick Abbott 01 May 1907 09 Nov 1931 ~ William Franklin Abbott 19 Jul 1878 09 Oct 1965 …

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History of Blount County Tennessee

Blount County Tennessee lies between the Tennessee River and the great Smoky Mountain, and south of Knox County. It has an area of about 470 square miles, one-sixth of which is mountain land. It is abundantly supplied with water and water power. The principal stream is Little River, which receives the waters of Crooked Creek, Pistol Creek, Nails Creek and Ellejoy. In the southern and western portions of the county are Abram, Nine Mile, Six Mile, Four Mile, Baker and Boyd Creeks. The mineral resources are abundant. In addition to iron and marble. silver and gold are found in paying …

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