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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.

Tennessee The Volunteer State 1769-1923 title page

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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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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Blount County TN 1801 Tax List - Page 01

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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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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