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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.

Blount County TN 1801 Tax List - Page 03

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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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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Logan’s Chapel Cemetery, Maryville

Name Maiden Birth Date Death Date Notes Arnold Bailey 11 Apr 1909 14 Aug 2005 Anna Bohannon 24 Feb 1928 12 Jan 2009 Lela Frances Clabough Burnett Clabough 06 Sep 2004 Edward Conn Clendenen 01 Apr 1894 12 Jun 1941 WW I; Son of G.W. & Sarah George Washington Clendenen 05 Mar 1852 26 May 1908 Rev. Sarah Ann Reneau Clendenen Reneau Sep 1854 17 Apr 1940 Wife of Rev. G.W. Infant son of J.E. & M. Gamble 1851 Albert O. Goddard 1869 1955 Albert O. Goddard 1806 1925 Jr. Gusta Massey Goddard 1877 1935 M. K. Goddard 07 Sep …

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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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