Land Records

Sample Land Claim Records 1807-1820

Blount County Tennessee Land Records

Only a small portion of the land granted in Tennessee was free land, and that was granted to those who provided some form of service to North Carolina. Earliest land records, including early grants issued by North Carolina and Tennessee, are microfilmed with a card index available in the Public Services Section of the Tennessee State Library & Archives. Other holdings include land warrants, survey certificates, and records from county register of deeds offices. Online Blount County Land Records Partial census of 1787 to 1791 of Tennessee as taken from the North Carolina land grantsIn the 1960s, Lucy Kate McGhee …

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Sample Land Claim Records 1807-1820

Tennessee Land Records

Deeds To search for a deed, you will need to know the name of the individual to be searched, the county and a 5-year date span. Then use the following procedures: Locate the cumulative index (if available), usually in a book separate from the deed books. If there is no cumulative index, use the index appearing in each volume of deeds. Check to see if the index indicates the date of the deed. If it does, search the portion of the index covering the dates requested for the name requested. If the dates are not shown in the index entries, …

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Sample Land Claim Records 1807-1820

Land Claims Record for West Tennessee, 1807-1820

On a single roll of microfilm are reproduced two volumes of final record books of the U.S. District Court for West Tennessee, 1803-1839, and for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1839-1850, both of which met at Nashville. In addition, a Land Claims Record for West Tennessee, 1807-1820, has been filmed. These records are part of Records of District Courts of the United States, Record Group (RG) 21, and are housed in the Archives Branch of the Federal Archives and Records Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Records Description The third volume on FHL Film #1617586 contains land claims records filed with Judge McNairy …

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Fourth survey district of Tennessee, 1808-1810

The survey book of John McClellan, surveyor for the Fourth Survey District of Tennessee covers the area in the 4th District for the years of 1808-1810. The counties covered in the original were: Anderson, Bledsoe, Campbell, Knox, Overton, Rhea and Roane. Many of the present counties were not in existence at the time of the surveys and some of the residences mentioned could well be within one of the modern counties of: Cumberland, Morgan, Scott and Fentress. These latter counties were formed much later. in fact, several of the Bledsoe grants were in the Grassy Cove area and this is …

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Partial Census of 1787 to 1791

Partial census of 1787 to 1791 of Tennessee as taken from the North Carolina land grants

In the 1960s, Lucy Kate McGhee self published a three volume work in an attempt to replace the extant 1791 and 1795 territorial census of Tennessee. To do this she consulted early North Carolina land records and extracted the pertinent facts from those records to recreate a census of landowners. Her listings provide the following information: number of grant to whom granted number of acres date granted location of land At the top right of each page you will see a heading for “County Situation” and beneath it the name of the county or district the land was in. There …

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