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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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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

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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