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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.

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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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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Blount County Tennessee Death Records

The majority of this listing was extracted from The Maryville Daily Times. Most records cover recent years from 2004-2005. Some of the extractions were submitted by others and are noted as such. Name Age Death Date Funeral Home Hodge C. Allen 74 07 Nov 2004 Smith Mortuary Millie Prater Barton 97 26 Oct 2004 Foothills Funeral Home Edith Giffin Best 94 15 Oct 2004 McCammon-Ammons-Click Jonathan Michael Bilton 15 25 Oct 2004 Miller Funeral Home Franklin D. Blair 48 24 Oct 2004 McCammon-Ammons-Click Daniel Blanchard 50 30 Dec 2004 Smith Mortuary Martha Melinda Bonham 7 m 22 Oct 1856 Extraction …

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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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