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3          9 Oct 1851      TAYLOR RUSSELL to THOMAS J. RUSSELL


4          6 Oct 1851      JAMES W. GRISHAM, Exec of PHILANDER WRIGHT, dec’d,       to                                 CHARLES F. KEITH; Bill of Sale for slaves


6          7 Oct 1851      MIRANDA THOMPSON of White Co. to THOMAS EVERTON


8          9 Oct 1848      HARTWELL IVEY JR to DAVID W. BEAVER of Meigs Co.


10        4 May 1850     MIRANDA THOMPSON of McMinn Co to ROBERT           CORCHRON; witnesses depose that MIRANDA (he) acknowledged deed.


11        24 Feb 1851    JEPTHA SIVILS of Bradley Co to WILLIAM W. COWAN of same;             Deed of Trust.


18        17 Oct 1851    THOMAS and ELLEN KENDRICK of Polk Co to GEORGE W. BRIDGES; their undivided interest in land where JOHN RUDD now lives, which came to them by descent from THOMASRUDD, dec’d.


20        18 Mar 1846    FANEY DODSON, widow, and the heirs of DAVID DODSON, dec’d, to ROBERT COCHRON; FANEY DODSON widow of DAVID DODSON, dec’d, WILLIAM L. DODSON as Atty for ALFRED and JAMES P. DODSON, heirs, resident citizens of Missouri, and WILLIAM  E. MARTIN husband of NANCY W. DODSON, and MARY JANE DODSON,  heirs, and ELIZABETH DODSON late wife of ADISON JENKINS by her or their Atty.; signed by all heirs including ADISON and ELIZABETH A. JENKINS who also acknowledged deed, ELIZABETH apart from her husband ADISON; 11 Aug 1848, JOHN JACK deposes that he lived as near neighbor to witness C. SANDERS who has departed   this life.


22        26 Sep 1851    JAMES A. JARNAGIN to MORRIS M. SMITH; his undivided interest, being 1/10, as heir of CASWELL JARNAGIN, dec’d.


23        9 Sep 1851      ISAAC and MARTHA HART to JAMES SMITH; Bill of Sale for       slave.


24        28 Aug 1848    ANDERSON COFFMAN and wife LOUISA formerly CAMPBELL to DANIEL WAUMACK;   land where WILLIAM JANUARY      now lives.


29        12 Apr 1832    WILLIAM  HUGHART to JOHN HAYNES;  17 Nov 1851, JOHN MURPHY identifies handwriting of witnesses GEORGE H. RAMSEY        and DAVID H. SHIELDS, each of them having moved from the limits of Tenn.


38        1 Nov 1851     JAMES HAGGARD and wife SEYAPHENE former wife of  WILLIAM McCROSKY, dec’d, to DAVID P. McCROSKY; their interest in undivided real estate of WILLIAM McCROSKY, dec’d.


40        11 Aug 1848    STERLING CAMP to SARAH McNIGHT; for love and affection;      witness STERLING P. CAMP proves deed in McMinn Co and witness WILLIAM CAMP proves deed in Bradley Co.


43        24 Oct 1834    ROBERT WALKER to WALLIS W. SEVILS;  8 Dec 1851, witness DAVIS PRIDDY proves deed in Meigs Co and WILLIAM McKAMY identifies handwriting of witness JAMES W. ERWIN who has removed beyond the limits of Tenn.


47        2 Jan 1846       JOSEPH S. McCONNELL and wife MARY ANN and ADOLPHUS             P. McCLATCHY to WILEY J. McCLATCHY;  whereas            WILEY J. and ADOLPHUS P. McCLATCHY and MARY ANN       McCONNELL, sons and daughters of the late JOHN             McCLATCHY, dec’d, have divided     title and hold equal undivided    interests in land, subject to the dower interest of the widow             ELIZABETH    McCLATCHY.


53        4 Feb 1851      RHUHAMA BEVINS (her mark) to JOHNATHAN BACHMAN       of  Sullivan Co.


54        15 Aug 1849    MICHAEL DARTER, Adm. of JOHN DARTER, dec’d, who died      n 1844 in Scott Co., VA, o SALLY PATTERSON.


56        30 Jan 1849     WILLIAM J. JOHNSTON to J. M. WALLIN; 20 Dec 1851, JOHN AMBRIGHT identifies andwriting of witness ISAAC WALLIN who has                               died.


59        13 Apr 1850    Circuit Court Decree:  JOHN L. BRIDGES, Adm of JAMES   IKE, dec’d,  VS  SUSANAH IKE widow, and JAMES H. and JOHN B. PIKE,                       HARLES DICKISON and wife LUCY, OHN MIRZER and wife                                            SUSANAH, DAVID HARGAS and wife ELIZA M., WILLIAM                                          WIAYATE and wife POLLY, and ELIZABETH C. PIKE, heirs of                                           JAMES PIKE, dec’d.


61        18 Dec 1850    Circuit Court Decree in petition to sell land, JOHN M. CANTRELL ,  Adm of CLEMENT  SANDERS, dec’d,  VS  MARGARET SANDERS widow, JAMES M. HICKS and wife ELLEN, JAMES J. RAYBOURN and wife CATHARINE, MARY JANE BROCK, COLVIN

            KERBY and wife ELIZABETH, WILLIAM T ., ARDEN, JOHN,  NANCY J., MARGARET, and MARTHA SANDERS, heirs and                                     distributees of C. SANDERS, dec’d.


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68        21 Nov 1851   MINA J. (her mark) RUDD to JOSHUA, a free man of color; Bill        of Sale for my negro woman called ANNA aged about 60 years, for and in                        consideration that the said JOSHUA supports and maintains me during my                     natural life, I being old and unable to support myself.


79        15 Nov1851    THOMAS CAMP, WILLIAM C. PORTER, SARAH McNIGHT,                  MARY BATES, JOHN HAMBRIGHT, and WILLIAM CAMP to                                       OSWELL M. LYNER and JAMES M. WALING, Trustees of the United                                Baptist Church of Christ know as the Hiwassee Church; for the purpose of                   a public grave yard; one acre, so as to leave the grave of STERLING                            CAMP, dec’d, in the center of said lot.


80        17 Feb 1849    WILLIAM DAVIS and wife POLLY formerly HELLEMS,                  WILLIAM CEMENT and wife ELIZABETH formerly HELLEMS,                              THOMAS HELLEMS, MADISON CARNEY and wife MARTHA JANE                              formerly HELLEMS, of Bradley Co., to ELI HELLEMS; their part as                            heirs of  JOHN HELLEMS, dec’d.


83        25 Dec 1851    JAMES GETTYS  to Dr. JOHN L. ATLEE of Lancaster, PA;             house and lot where EDWIN ATLEE now resides


84        17 Jan 1852     W. C. BEWLY and wife LAVINIA A. formerly PECK, one of the       eight heirs of ELLIOTT PECK, dec’d, of McMinn Co., to W. W. PECK;  land                 where ELLIOTT PECK formerly lived and on which his widow NANCY                                 now lives;  our father’s estate.


90        3 Mar 1848      JAMES COWEN to WILLIAM R. WEIR of Knox Co.


93        14 Feb 1852    GEORGE M. HUTSELL to JOHN HUTSELL; Writings          Obligatory; in    return for JOHN’s land, GEORGE M. agrees to maintain JOHN             and CHRYSTENA HUTSELL during their life, and they are to retain                            possession during their life.


95        26 Feb 1852    J. W. MILLER to WILLIAM H. BALLEW;  Deed of Trust of                         personal property, including one gold watch in possession of JAMES                           TURNER subject to the claims upon it, one library of books, etc.; owes                                    money to various persons.


98        19 Feb 1852    AUGUSTUS O. FISHER of Roane Co to THOMAS N.         VANDYKE


100      27 Feb 1852    MARY L. RIDDLE to WILLIAM A. G. REED; her 1/14 part, as        heir of   JEREMIAH REED, dec’d, to land, subject to the widow’s dower.


102      4 Mar 1852      JOHN KING FITZGERALD of Monroe Co to SETH THOMAS of    Litchfield Co, Conn.; land in McMinn Co.


107      15 Oct 1846    JOHN, LETTIS (her mark), and RHUHAMA (her mark) FIELDS       to ABIJAH BOGGESS of Meigs Co; land on Sooey Creek...said land is                               described in the Will from JOSEPH FIELDS to the aforesaid JOHN                             FIELDS and others.


109      8 May 1851     THOMAS B. McCLURE of Meigs Co to CHRISLEY and      ANDREW FOSTER, land known as the Old Cash Mill Place.


116      31 Mar1852     ROBERT F. BRADEN, Sheriff, to NEWTON J. PETERS;      whereas of the day of 1849 CHARLES A. PICKENS, Gdn of JOSEPH N.     SMITH, and others recovered a judgment in the Chancery Court at Cleveland   against LANDON C. PETERS; land in McMinn Co. sold to high bidder JOHN G.           MAYFIELD who transferred title to N. J. PETERS.


117      17 Oct 1851CHRISLEY FOSTER, Exec of DANIEL PERCELL’s Will, to                 ELIJAH McPHERSON; Bill of Sale for slave.


118      27 Mar 1852    ANN ARMSTRONG to brother JOHN ARMSTRONG; for love        and for her support during her lifetime; Deed of Gift of slaves.


119      2 Apr1852   JACKSON SMTH to WILLIAM D. SMITH; Power of Atty to sign        his name to bond of WILLIAM D. as Gdn to minor heirs of  ELLIS M.                           RIGGS, dec’d.


120      8 Apr 1852      WESLEY GASTON and wife LAURA J.  formerly PECK, one of       the eight heirs of ELLIOTT PECK, dec’d, to W. W. PE CK; their interest in                   land where ELLIOTT PECK lived and where his widow  NANCY now                                   lives and owns dower;  our father’s estate.


123      15 Oct 1848    THOMAS, MASTIN JOHN, and JAMES H. SHIPLEY to NEHEMIAH SHIPLEY; their equal shares in land which their father CHRISTOPHER SHIPLEY bequeathed to them with his other legal heirs at the death of our mother ELIZABETH SHIPLEY; proven by witnesses URIAH H. and DAVID F. (H.) SHIPLEY.


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126      24 Feb 1852    THEODORE H. McCALLEE and MARY DIXON, Execs. of                         WILLIAM T. McCALLEE, dec’d, to SILAS SMITH.


132      19 Apr 1852    ROBERT F. BRADEN, Sheriff, to THOMAS HOYL; land sold for     taxes in 1845 was bid off by REUBEN SHARITTS, and whereas                                                REUBEN SHARITTS being a nonresident of the County of McMinn,                           CHRISTOPHER HUFACRE redeemed said lands, in pursuance of the                            laws of the State of Tenn. in      such cases.


136      19 Apr 1852    HENRY L. SMITH to ISAAC BENSON;  Deed ofTrust; SMITH       to pay   to said BENSON or his agent MATHIAS BENSON....and in consequence                       of MATHIAS BENSON intending to remove to Benton Co., AR, where                                  the said SMITH resides I agree to let said SMITH have the use of said                          waggon and harness to take his family to  Bento Co in company with the                                     said MATHIAS.


137      2 Oct 1844      MARY HOYLE to nephew JAMES HENRY SMITH son of   brother HENRY L. SMITH and ANN T. SMITH now citizens of AR;  for love                and affection; Deed of Gift for slaves, made in duplicate lest one copy be                                   lost or   mislaid.


139      28 Oct 1850    THOMAS STAINER of Independence Co., AR to ROBERT S.                      MAHAN;  by virtue of a Power of Atty giving him full authority to sell all                of his    father’s land in McMinn Co.


143      7 May 1852     NANCY FORGY to JOHN ARMSTRONG; her interest, as an heir    or otherwise, in slaves. [These are the same slaves as named in deed on                                 page 118 above]


145      17 Oct 1849    GEORGE CLARK to WILLIAM STEPHENSON; 1 Jun 1852,          witness JAMES B. RIDDLE has removed to Oregon.


146      5 Apr 1852      JOHN HAMBRIGHT to ROBERT B. DAVIS of Polk Co.


150      5 Jun 1852       WILLIAM LEDBETTER, Pres. and S. R. ANDERSON, Cashier,       of the  Bank of Tennessee at Nashville, to STEPHEN K. REEDER; land lying                  near the  railroad depot near Athens, beginning on the east line of the                             depot   ground as donated by the Bank to the E. T. & GA R. R. Co., by                          deed dated 12 May 1851


153      23 Jun 1852     STEPHEN and SETH BEDFORD, Merchants trading under the           name of SETH BEDFORD & Co., to WILLIAM A. G. REED;  Deed of  Trust             for all their merchandise in their store in the west part of Athens.


154      26 Jun 1852     WILLIAM LOWRY and wife POLLY to BYRUM ALLEN; Bill         of  Sale for slave.


156      15 Jul 1852      MARSHALL W. CUNNINGHAM to  ALEXANDER H. and                        WILLIAM F. KEITH; land where he now resides.


159      12 May 1852   HARVEY McKENZIE to BENJAMIN H. MCKENZIE and N. G.                 GIVEN of Meigs Co.,; Deed of Trust for woolcarding machine situated on                       Short Creek.


163      24 Apr 1852    JAMES and BENJAMIN KIBBLE to WILLIAM KIBBLE; their                     undivided interest, as heirs, in land of JOHN KIBBLE, dec’d.


168      10 Aug 1852    LYDNAH (LYDNEY) HALE of Franklin Co by her Atty                                 ALEXANDER W. HALE to JAMES W. McSPADDEN;  Bill of Sale for                                    slave.


171      12 Sep 1851    WILLIAM LEE to EDWARD LEE


185      17 Sep 1852    WILLIAM W. NEAL of Monroe Co to JOHN O. NEAL.


187      Aug 1852         Decree of Chancery Court at Athens in Ex Parte Petition of heirs of       WILLIAM H. COOK, dec’d WILLIAM H. COOK died in McMinn Co on                     9 Oct 1848, testate, and possessed of lands not particularly mentioned in                                   his Will, among which is land on Conesauga Creek known as the home                           plantation, including the forge lands; also WILLIAM H. COOK in his                            lifetime and THOMAS COOPER had purchased land known as STARR                                  Reservation, about 1533 ½ acres on both sides of Conesauga Creek                                 including the 640-acre reservation of CALEB STARR and his wife                                NANCY, but WILLIAM H. COOK        and THOMAS COOPER, making a                             division of said land among themselves, never made any other title other                                     than the memorandum signed by them; WILLIAM H. COOK in his Will                                   left in trust to GEORGE W. COOK for the             benefit of NANCY W.                                     THOMPSON land beginning at the WILLIAM RANDOLPH house, and                                 including the Iron Works of WILLIAM H. COOKE,

            land lying above the road leading to the Iron ore bank, as her full                                               proportion of his estate; the other heirs, being of full age, gave a Power of                            Atty to ROBERT F. and GEORGE W. COOKE to sell all the land not                                     mentioned in Will; land sold and now purchase money has been paid, but                           COOKE, two of the signers of the Power of     Atty, had died, and a perfect                 title could not be made.  Heirs of the Petition are ROBERT F.,                                                  HEZIKIAH C.,  GEORGE W., and JAMES B. COOKE, DANIEL

            THOMPSON and wife NANCY W., DUKE W. KIMBROUGH and wife                              ELIZA, THOMAS COOPER and wife CLARISSA, ELMIRA COOER,                                 JAMES CARSON and wife ATALINE JOHN D. CHATTIN and wife                                    SUSAN, CALEB R.HOYLE and CLINTON D., PUTNAM W., MARY B.               J., DAVID, and SUSAN HOYLE, minor children of SARAH M. HOYLE,               dec’d, by their Gdn. CALEB R. HOYLE.


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193      4 Sep 1852      JAMES CARSON of Bradley Co to HEZEKIAH C. COOKE


194      24 Sep 1852    N. C. HOOD to THOMAS WALLIS of Monroe Co.


208      16 Mar 1852    DANIEL D. GIBSON of Bradley Co to ELENER C. MARTIN of t    he same.


210      5 Oct 1852      E. J. GRISHAM and wife MARY J. formerly PUGH, of McMinn        Co. to J. W. and H. PLANK; her 1/3 part of land of FLEMIN PUGH, dec’d;                      acknowledged on same date by the GRISHAMs in Hamilton Co.


212      4 Oct 1851      MARGARET and JOHN A. (C.) IRKPATRICK to E. A.        TAYLOR


213      16 Oct 1852    SARAH and JAMES M. ST. JOHN and JOHN L. NEWMAN to                               MORGAN MILLER.


214      16 Oct 1852    SARAH and JAMES M. ST JOHN and MORGAN MILLER to         JOHN L. NEWMAN.


218      12 Oct 1852    NANCY, ISABEL E., ESTHER S., and NANCY M.                          TEMPLETON, heirs of JAMES A.TEMPLETON, dec’d, to M. R.                                               GIBSON


219      12 Oct 1852    NANCY, ISABELL E., ESTHER S., and NANCY M.                                   TEMPLETON, ROBERT H. PORTER, and JAMES H. PEARCE, Title                               Bond to M. R. Gibson;  Gibson has purchased from the Grantors all the                                    claim that DAVID J. and JOHN D. TEMPLETON, VINCENT HAYMES                                 and wife ABAGIL C., they being lawful heirs of JAMES A.                                          TEMPLETON, dec’d, late resident of McMinn Co., have to land.


224      9 Aug 1846      PETER FITE JR of Murry Co., GA to ELIAS FITE;  his undivided       interest in lands of PETER FITE SR, dec’d.


226      12 Aug 1852    DANIEL W., THOMAS, and JOSEPH LATTIMORE                                    (LATIMORE), CATHARINE THOMPSON, GEORGE W. and RACHEL                QUEENER, JOSEPH and CAROLINE COBBS,

            LE. E. and SARAH CANTRELL, JAMES and KATY BURCHAM, to THOMAS     and JOSPH LATIMORE; Power of Atty; being desirous of selling at as little                    expense as possible all the property coming to us as heirs of JOHN LATIMORE,                     dec’d,...and as there are other heirs not embraced in this agreement, who are all              understood to be willing thereto, but whose consent and signatures cannot now be                     had, on account of absence and minority;  signed by JOSEPH and

            THOMAS LATIMORE, JAMES and CATHARINE BURCHAM,                                         JOSEPH and    CAROLINE bCOBBS, L. E. and SARAH ANN CANTRELL,               ALFRED THOMPSON by his Gdn JAMES BROOKS, D. W. LATIMORE, G.                     W. and RACHEL QUEENER,  JOHN LATIMORE,  JAMES and NANCY                   BROOKS, and CATHARINE THOMPSON



227      12 Aug 1850    JAMES HICKEY and MARY W. PARIS, Marriage Contract:                         Property that MARY W. has is to remain hers and at her death to go to the                                    heirs of her body by JAMES HICKEY (if any) and if no children, then at                                   her death to the children that JAMES HICKEY now has (or may have);                           witnesses A. J. and L.   J PARIS


229      1 Nov 1852     RACHEL SIMPSON formerly FITE to ELIAS FITE of Adams                       Co.,”elenoise”; her undivided interest in lands of PETER FITE, dec’d,                            joining in the conveyance hitherto made by husband JOHN SIMPSON


230      12 Oct 1852    JOHN SCARBROUGH to WILLIAM B. JOHNSTON, Trustee;        Deed of Trust for land on which is situated the Spinning Factory formerly know                         as McConlays Factory, on Eastanalle Creek.


231      18 Feb 1852    Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  WILLESTON M. COX  VS           heirs and widow of CHARLES McDONALD, dec’d, and JOEL K. BROWN;                 title divested out of respondents NANCY McDONALD, JOHN                                              McDONALD, JAMES RUCKER and wife VIRIGINIA. CHRISTOPHER,                 LAURA, REBECCA, EGLENTINE, ISABELLA, SEMENTHA, and                                     EMELINE  McDONALD, and JOEL K. BROWN;  minor heirs have six                                 months after reaching 21 to  impeach the decree.


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232      2 Nov 1852     M. T. CALLAWAY to WILLIAM B. JOHNSTON in trust for                        JARROTT G. DENT of AL; Deed of Trust for slave and DENT is to have                                use of   said negro for the interest on the note.


234      16 Oct 1852    ELIZA SMITH of Osage Co., MO, to PHILLIP FRY and JAMES      H. REAGAN;  Power of Atty to lease, sell or rent her 1/8 part of undivided land               of her father JAMES RETHERFORD; acknowledged before STEPHEN C.                 ATKERSON, J. P. in the township of Jackson Co., MO and certified by E. M.                   LETTON, Clk of Osage Co., MO Court.


235      19 Jun 1852     ELIZABETH DODD, widow of WILLIAM   L.  DODD, dec’d,          late ELIZABETH  RUTHERFORD,  of Sangamon Co., IL, on of the heirs of                 JAMES RUTHERFORD, dec’d, of McMinn Co. to JAMES H. REAGAN;                 Power of Atty to sell her interest in land and in the dower interest of her                              mother NANCY RUTHERFORD, the widow; acknowledged in                                               Sangamon Co., IL.


239      1 Dec 1851 MARGARET SANDERS to JOHN L. BRIDGES; land on which             she now lives, it being her dower interest in land of her husband C.                               SANDERS,     dec’d,


242      6 Oct 1835      Heirs of  HARDY HARDIN, dec’d, to GEORGE W. WALLIS;          signed   by TABITHA MORRIS, THOMAS, SAMUEL C., and ELIZABETH               HARDIN, and WILLIAM E. (C.) and LEVICY PARMER.


245      19 Mar 1847    STERLING CAMP to STERLING JACKSON McKNIGHT; for       love and affection; witness WILLIAM L. McKNIGHT proves deed, 20 Nov                1851,   and THOMAS CAMP identifies handwriting of STERLING                             CAMP who has departed this life.


248      25 Nov 1852   JOHN GOSS SR, to CURD GOSS.


250      25 Nov 1852   JOHN GOSS SR. to JAMES GOSS


252      10 Apr 1852    WILLIAM HARRIS of Walker Co., GA, to ADOLPHUS D.              McCLATCHEY; acknowledged in Walker Co., GA before DAVID                                     IRWIN, Judge and JOHN DICKSON, Clk of Superior Court.


255      13 Nov 1850   FLOYD McGONIGAL to WILLIAM F. PECK of Bradley Co.


259      4 Jan 1853       MARY ANN and SUSAN JANE FRANKLIN to JACKSON                        WILLSON; Power of Atty to collect $118 bequeathed to them by their                              father    EDMUND FRANKLIN, dec’d, of McMinn Co.; acknowledged in                              White Co before GEORGE G. DIBRELL, Clk, at his office at Sparta.


263      7 Feb 1853      WILLIAM L. RICE and HENRY MATLOCK, Execs of HENRY                   MATLOCK, dec’d, to ALLEN BUTLER


269      26 Aug 1851    WILLIAM H. DEDRICK to FLEMING G. GIBBS and wife;                          Obligation; whereas JAMES F. BRADFORD on 30 Oct 1846 sold unto                          JANE   EATON now wife of FLEMING G. GIBBS.


270      3 May 1852     SALLY (SARAH) HALE to WILLIAM BAIN;  her Deed of Gift        of life estate in land from JOHN CANSLER.


271      13 Aug 1850    JOHN LOSIER ELLIS to KISIAH ELLIS.


272      12 Feb 1853    DAVID CLEAGE, trustee for JOHN E. CATE, to ANNE B.               PATTON; land whereon said CATE then (1842) lived.


273      11 Feb 1853    JULIA B. THOMAS to CHARLES STAPLES.


274      12 Feb 1853    JANE THOMAS of Bradley Co to CHARLES STAPLES


276      18 Feb 1853    JAMES R. PECK of Bradley Co., to W. W. PECK; his interest in        estate of his father ELLIOTT PECK, dec’d, and in dower of NANCY PECK,                  widow of ELLIOTT PECK.


279      1 Dec 1852      JOHN MORRIS of Polk Co to JOHN W. CULLINS.


281      21 Sep 1852    LEWIS PIERCE and wife CHRISTINA formerly FITE of Bradley       Co., to             HENRY FITE; their half of their undivided share of land of PETER FITE, dec’d.


282      26 Mar 1852    LEWIS PIERCE and wife CHRISTINA formerly FITE of Bradley       Co., to             JOHN SIMPSON; other half of their interest in land of PETER FITE,                        dec’d.


283      11 Jan 1851     ELIZABETH WHITE widow of NATHANIEL WHITE, dec’d,                       JAMES FINNELL and wife ANN, ALFERD H. LAWSON and wife                             ELIZABETH, JOHN HANKINS and wife MARTHA, NATHANIEL                                     WHITE, all of Bradley Co., JOHN WHITE of McMinn Co.,                                      COMODORE WHITE of IL,   heirs of NATHANIEL WHITE, dec’d, to                                 WILLIAM MARTIN; their interest in land.


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285      5 Mar 1853      GEORGE W. MAYO to THOMAS J. CAMPBELL; Deed of Trust    for twenty bedsteads, feather beds, and furniture now in the hotel where I                            now reside and keep public house.


287      7 Mar 1853      HARRY RECTOR a free man of color to JAMES B. COOKE;           Deed of Trust.


288      23 Feb 1853    WILLIAM W. ANDERSON of Hamilton Co to ROBERT N.              McEWEN.


290      14 Mar 1853    WARNIN SMITH, who lives in AL, to J. METCALFE & Co; her       dower interest in lands of her dec’d husband STEPHEN SMITH.


293      25 Mar 1853    JOSIAH CHILDERS of Carroll Co., AR, to HEZEKIAH C.               COOKE; land....conditional line made by JOHN SHELTON....except the                                   widow ELIZABETH SHELTON’s dower.


295      19 Feb 1853    THOMAS J. CAMPBELL, Trustee appointed by deed for       GEORGE W.   ROSS, JAMES W. McSPADDEN, RICHARD  C. JACKSON,                        ROBERT C. MORRIS, ROBERT N. McEWIN and THOMAS J.                                          CAMPBELL to convey title in their behalf to ELIZABETH J. FUQUAY.


297      4 Apr 1853      DAVID SMITH of Bradley Co to WILLIAM G. BARKER


301      3 Feb 1852      WILLIAM H. WALKER to WILLIAM R. WALKER


305      17 Aug 1852    JOHN SCARBROUGH to ANDERSON CLARK, JOHN CLARK, THOMAS BISHOP, WADE HAMPTON, WILLIAM SCARBROUGH,                                 and WILLIAM PORTER, Elders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Camp                                  Ground or Church; for $12.50 paid by ANDERSON CLARK


310      19 Feb 1853    W. F. FORREST, Exec of JOHN  MATLOCK, dec’d to NIMROD   DODSON.


312      22 Apr 1853    ISRAEL C. SMITH to ELISHA BRIENT, JOHN SMITH,      JOSEPH SMITH, JOHN MIDDLETON, SAMUEL WILSON and ELISHA    COX,   Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; for love and affection                     for laws of God and His people; for a location for a public school house                                  and contingent buildings; land on Middle Creek to include the meeting                            house, schoolhouse, and contingent buildings, also one tract inclosed and                                  used as a grave yard,    near  the house in which the said ISRAEL C.                                SMITH now lives.


313      27 Apr 1853    JONATHAN PICKEL and WILLIAM PATTEN, Execs. of                WILLIAM H. CUNNINGHAM, dec’d, and both of Monroe Co., to                                    FRANCIS BOYD.


314      24 Feb 1852    ISAAC LOW and WILLIAM R. LONG, Adms. of SAMUEL                         LONG, dec’d, to JAMES W. LONG.


315      5 Oct 1846      JOHN R. AHL to A. J. A. and E. M. NEWTON


316      12 Apr 1847    MARY and MELTON J. DOAN to JESSE W. FLINN.


317      29 Sep 1852    JOHN GRUBB and wife NANCY ANN, lately citizens of        McMinn Co.,   to ELISHA BRYANT; Power of  Atty. to sell their interest in land   on which ELLENDER ROBINSON, widow of THOMAS ROBINSON,                                dec’d, now resides and which was set apart to her as her dower interest;                                 the GRUBBs    acknowledge in White Co.


319      19 Apr 1853    ISRAEL and GEORGE W. STANDEFER to CHARLES W.   RICE; Deed to Trust for personal property



323      23 May 1853   JOHN HANKINS of McMinn Co and N. C. WHITE of Adams          Co., IL, to JOHN HOYL.


324      29 Nov 1852   JOHN H. EIFFERT and wife MARGARETT A. H. to WILLIAM       B. JOHNSTON;  Deed of Trust for one undivided half of the JACK                                 WALKER Reservation, lying at the mouth of Eastanallee Creek and on                                     which the EIFFERTs now live, and on which the mills called                                              McELRATH’s Mills are situated.


325      14 Feb 1846  JACOB FITE of Lewis Co to JOHN SIMPSON; his undivided interest in land of PETER FITE, dec’d;  acknowledged 21 May 1853 in Lewis Co.


326      23 Feb 1847    POLLY MURRAH formerly FITE and her husband   JOHN                MURRAH of Adams Co., IL, to ELIAS FITE; their interest in land, as                                 heirs of PETER FITE, dec’d;  acknowledged in Adams Co., IL.


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328      21 Jun 1853     A. J. HILL of McMinn Co to ROBERT F. COOKE,  JOHN KING,  GEORGE BROWN, JOSIAH I. WRIGHT, and WILLIAM L. EAKIN, all                                of Monroe Co; Title Bond in the amount of $50,000.00 on condition that                                  he make title to one half the mineral interest in land in McMinn Co., if                              copper or other minerals shall be found, the Grantees testing for minerals                                     at their own expense, but to have the use of timber from the land for                              mining purposes;  the    operation to commence in twelve months.


329      21 Jun 1853     ROBERT F. BRADEN to same Grantees as in deed on page 328 above,         same conditions; land on which he lives.


330      21 Jun 1853     BENJAMIN MARRS to same Grantees as in deed on page 328, above,          same conditions, land he now lives on.


331      2 Jul 1853        Article of Agreement, JOHN C. WILSON and GEORGE W.              NORVELL with ROBERT F. BRADENand STEPHEN K. REEDER;                            whereas WILSON and NORVELL are owners of land....and it is believed                                by all parties that  there are veins of copper ore on the land, and for the                               purpose of testing for same, and developing the mines, if any...


332      22 Jun 1853     JOHN BAKER to same Grantees as in deed on page 328, above;        same conditions.


333      16 Aug 1852    REUBIN SHARITS to L. D. MERCER and all the other heirs of                      STANDWIX HORD, dec’d, any interest that he may have acquired in                            land.


334      9 Jul 1853        JOHN HOYLE SR to son LEVI HOYLE for use and benefit of                        daughter SUSAN E. JONES of Georgia; Bill of Sale for slave; for love                          and affection; witnesses J. B. and JOHN H. HOYLE


335      6 Dec 1852      JAMES T. FITZGERALD to C. L. OWEN of Monroe Co.


336      27 Jul 1853      JOHN L. NEWMAN and wife CATHARINE to MORGAN               MILLER; land which was  previously conveyed to MILLER by SARAH                           and JAMES M. ST. JOHN and JOHN L. NEWMAN, and this deed made                              for purpose of conveying whatever interest wife CATHARINE may have                                 in said land.


337      30 Jul 1853      ELIZA SMITH LIPSCOMB to her daughters MARGARET T.                        MOORE  and HELEN M. FIFFE; for $300, and for love and affection.


340      6 Aug 1853      THOMAS VAUGHAN, Clerk of McMinn County Court, by virtue      of a  decree of said Court, conveys and transfers various slaves to                                               ALEXANDER MAXWELL, NATHAN THOMAS and wife MARY,                                     CATHARINE J., ROBERT         W., SARAH, LOUISA, and CORNELIA                                MAXWELL.


342      29 Jul 1853      JAMES W. LONG to WILLIAM R. LONG; in consideration of amount which is to be deducted from the said WILLIAM R. LONG’s portion of the said  JAMES W. LONG’s estate after the said JAMES W. LONG’s deceased, land with exception of portion and privileges conveyed to T. L. HOYLE and his associates, and also one fourth part of the minerals that may be found by T. L. HOYLE and associates, which is one half of said                               JAMES W. LONG’s part.


345      29 Jul 1853      JOHN W. HOYLE, CALEB R. HOYLE, THOMAS COOPER,                     WILLIAM P. COOPER, of the first part, and  JACOB QUEENER of the                               second part, Agreement; whereas JACOB QUEENER possesses title to                                   Pain Town Farm; parties of the first part to test land for copper, and if any                          found, they are to have half the mineral rights.


349      8 Jan 1852       WILLIAM N. HICKS of Bradley Co to ELIZABETH SENTER of                  Calhoun


350      3 Feb 1852      REUBIN HUMPHREY to JOHN L. BRIDGES, Power of Atty;                      whereas by last Will of JAMES HUMPHREY, dec’d, late of McMinn Co.,                  dated    9 Jun 1845, there is bequeathed to the heirs of HIRAM and                                          GEORGE HUMPHRY, brothers of said JAMES, dec’d, a certain estate,                          and whereas the said HIRAM HUMPHREY has lately departed this life                                     leaving a widow LORINDA HUMPHREY, and the following children and                    heirs, to wit, three sons, REUBIN, STEPHEN and NORRIS, and four                               daughters, CAROLINE wife of JAMES OLIVER GOODSON, LOIS wife                  of HAMILTON NELLIS and LUCY and MARY JANE HUMPHREY, all                      of age except the last two named daughters;  REUBIN is their agent and                                  by the Power of Atty gives Bridges power to recover the estate;                                                acknowledge in St. Louis Co., MO.


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352      10 May 1852   GEORGE HUMPHREY of township of Gainsborough in County          of Lincoln and province of Canada to JOHN L. BRIDGES, Power of Atty;                   same as in deed on page 350 above; GEORGE is proper son of                                                GEORGE HUMPHREY named in the Will; witnesses JOHN PECK,                                carpenter and JAMES GILLIAM, blacksmith, both of township of                                            Gainsborough, County of  Lincoln, province of Canada, appear before                          JOHN GUSTAVOUS STEVENSON, a Notary Public for that part of                            Canada formerly upper Canada, and residing at Cayuga in County of                             Haldimand in said province, and declare that they have for many years                               known GEORGE HUMPHREY, cooper, of said township of                                        Gainsborough and that he is the son of GEORGE HUMPHREY,  brother                                  of JAMES HUMPHREY, dec’d, of McMinn Co.


353      1 Oct 1852 JOHN C. ROBINSON to WILLIAM S. ROBINSON; his fee      simple               interest in remainder in land after the death of ELEANOR ROBINSON         who                  has a life estate in same.


354      1 Feb 1849      DAVID CLEAGE, Trustee and Cashier to Mrs. JANE AGNEW,        widow and sole heir of DANIEL R. AGNEW, dec’d; JANE having fully paid note made by DANIEL for Lot No 31 in Athens.


355      14 Sep 1850    JAMES ARNWINE to C. SHELL; 5 Sep 1853, witness H.     SMALL has removed from the State of Tenn.


359      10 Sep 1853    JAMES S. BRIDGES to WILLIAM H. BALLEW; Deed of Trust;       is indebted to ELIZA WHITE Admx, of Washington Co., VA


368      27 Sep 1853    MICAJAH SOUTHARD to JOHN K. and JAMES M. JACKSON.


369      4 Oct 1853      THOMAS A. ANDERSON of Coffee Co to T. NIXON         VANDYKE; whereas on or before 5 Jun 1833 I was the owner of a piece of land              conveyed by WM LOWRY Esq., and whereas I the said ANDERSON, and                SOLOMON BOGART paid for building a small brick house within the NW                       corner of said lot, and   after said house was built, I conveyed, on 5 Jun 1833, said                    lot with the said building thereon, to SOLOMON BOGART and  JAMES  H.                    REAGAN, GEORGE W. MAYO, VICTOR M. CAMPBELL, and T. NIXON                       VANDYKE as trustees for the purpose of establishing a Normal school on said                        lot, and whereas said trustees, having declined to execute said trust, conveyed said       lot and building  to the said ANDERSON and BOGART, the original owners, so                      that they should own the same interests that they had before; lot and building                  being South of and near the town of Athens, bounded by lands now owned by said                      T. NIXON VANDYKE, WILLIAM H. DEADERICK, and the Presbyterian grave      yard.


370      13 Oct 1853    WILLIAM J. YOUNG and wife DARCUS E. formerly PUGH, to        J. W. and H. PLANK; the one third part of land of   FLEMING PUGH, which                     DARCUS inherited as heir.


371      24 Oct 1853    MILTON R. MAY to GEORGE W. BRIDGES; Deed of Trust for       140 medical books and furniture, including one fine French bedstead.


375      3 Oct 1853      MORRIS M. SMITH to BIRDEN M. C. SMITH


376      8 May 1853     MOSES BONNER to WILLIAM KNOX of Bradley Co.


379      6 Nov 1846     BARSHEBA JOHNSON widow of JOHN JOHNSON, WILLIAM   J., MARY, JOHN , and NANCY A. JOHNSON, and JOHN STANDFIELD and                   wife SARAH formerly JOHNSON, heirs of JOHN JOHNSON, dec’d, late of                         McMinn Co., to JAMES SMITH of Murry Co, GA.


383      4 Sep 1841      JACKSON SMITH to MARY THOMPSON;  Bill of Sale for slaves;  “the cause of our swapping is to keep family together, as we think it humane to do.”


384      25 Sep 1851    BING NEWTON to JOHN MASSEY;  18 Nov 1853, Witness                       ISAAC H. McNABB having removed to Missouri, his handwriting is identified                    by M.   G. McNABB.


385      29 Sep 1852    VINCENT HAYMES and wife ABIGALE CAROLINE, of Green      Co, MO, to WILLIAM F. FORREST; Power of Atty to sell ABIGALE’s interest,                      as heir, in land of JAMES A.TEMPLETON, dec’d, as heir of JAMES A.                                 TEMPLETON JR, dec’d, both of whom died in McMinn Co and as heir of                        ZEBULON B. TEMPLETON who died in AL, and also as heir of WILLIAM F.                         TEMPLETON who died in Mexico, the first being the father and the other three                        being the brothers of ABIGALE; acknowledged in Green Co., MO;  ABIGALE              C. HAYMES is proved to be such by JAMES JONES and JOSHUA                          HAMILTON, two respectable witnesses.


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386      25 Dec 1852    DAVID G. TEMPLETON of Cherokee Co., Texas, to WILLIAM      F. FORREST, Power of Atty to sell his interest as “heir of JAMES A.                               TEMPLETON and  MARY TEMPLETON, dec’d” and interest in land “on which        my mother NANCY             TEMPLETON lately resided” and in land

            “sold by my father JAMES A. TEMPLETON in his lifetime”; acknowledged in              Cherokee Co, Texas before W. C. HENRY, Chief Justice of County Court, at his              office at Rusk, certified by O. G. WOODALL, Clerk.


388      4 Oct 1852      JOHN D. TEMPLETON of Newton Co., MO, to WILLIAM F.                     FORREST; Power of Atty to sell interest in land of father JAMES A.                                  TEMPLETON, dec’d, and of brothers ZEBULIN B.and WILLIAM F.                                    TEMPLETON, dec’d, acknowledged in Newton Co., MO before ROBERT                 BROCK, Clk of Co  Court, certified by JOHN PLUMMER, Presiding Justice.


394      6 Oct 1849      ALEXANDER C. ROBESON to WILLIAM ROBESON; his             interest in land known as the old farm of A. C. ROBESON, dec’d.


400      10 Oct 1853    WILLIAM P. H. McDERMOTT to GANN NEWMAN, a free           colored man.





406      7 Dec 1853      JOHN P. FOREE, Exec of LEWIS M. FOREE, dec’d, of Cattooga     Co., GA to JOHN L. McCARTY



409      13 Sep 1853    JAMES HILL to S. J. ROWAN of Monroe Co.


412      29  Sep 1852   JOHN LONG of Walker Co., GA to F. W. ETTER.


413      31 Dec 1853    “MARY MATHEWS guardian, of minor heirs, JACOB S.        MATHEWS, JOSEPH MATHEWS, ASENITH MATHEWS, and SARAH E.            MATHEWS,    guardian and heirs, over twenty one years of age, of the Estate of           AARON MATHEWS, dec’d,” to ELIJAH HUTSELL; signed MARY

            MATHEWS guardian, JOSEPH MATHEWS, ASENITH MATHEWS, SARAH                    E. MATHEWS; the witnesses depose that they are acquainted with MARY                        MATHEWS     guardian, JOSEPH MATHEWS, ASENOTH MATHEWS, and                       SARAH E. MATHEWS.


416      24 Mar 1846    JAMES SMALL of Meigs Co. to THOMAS C. JORDAN of same;                            land in Meigs Co.


418      23 Dec 1853    WILLIAM P. H. McDERMOTT, JAMES W. McSPADDEN,                        WILLIAM H. BALLEW, ROBERT N. McEWEN, and GEORGE W. BRIDGES,                    Trustees of “Forest Hill Academy”, to ALEXANDER CLEAGE, the highest                 bidder at sale held in pursuance of a resolution of the Board of Trustees; 160                   acres.


420      10 Nov 1853   BENJAMIN ROBERTS to CALVIN C. ROBESON of Meigs Co.


421      10 Nov 1853   WILLIAM S. ROBERTS to CALVIN C. ROBESON of Meigs Co.


424      4 Nov 1853     RICHARD A.,  LEWIS, and WILLIAM BRYANT to JOHN C.                     RUTHERFORD; their three tenths undivided shares, as heirs, in estate of                               RICHARD A. BRYANT SR., dec’d, late of  McMinn Co.


425      4 Jan 1854       MARY MATHEWS, widow of AARON MATHEWS, dec’d, to                     ELIJAH HUTSELL; her dower  interest in land sold 31 Dec 1853 by MARY,              JOSIAH, ASENETH,and SARAH E. MATHEWS.


428      27 Nov 1852   P. C. STUBLEFIELD to MAHALA STUBLEFIELD and G. W.                     HANDLEY; one fourth part of undivided land.


429      7 Dec 1835      SAMUEL JOHN of Knox Co. to EZEKIEL JOHN; 30 Jan 1854, witness JONATHAN JOHN identifies handwriting of the other witness, THOMAS JOHN, who has departed this life.


430      18 Oct 1853    A. J. PECK of Gole Co., CA, one of the heirs of ELLIOTT PECK,     dec’d, of McMinn Co., to W. W. PECK; all his interest in his father’s estate and    in dower of NANCY PECK, widow of ELLIOTT PECK, dec’d; acknowledged in                  Sacramento Co., CA.


431      23 Sep 1850    JOHN STANFIELD of Bradley Co. to LAMBERT BUNCH; the        land where said BUNCH now lives.


433      28 Dec 1853    CHARLES HALEY and wife MARGARET L. formerly SMITH of Roane  Co to MOSES LONG; land bequeathed to MARGARET L by her father    JACKSON SMITH.


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435      9 Nov 1853     THOMAS J. CAMPBELL, Trustee, to JOSEPH McCULLY; that       portion of Fyffe Farm, adjoining Athens, known as lots 13 and 14, according to     the plat and survey as made out by  H. B. HAYWOOD, Civil Engineer, on file at          office of Register of McMinn Co.


436      3 Dec 1853      JOSEPH McCULLY to JOHN B. DUNCAN of Bradley Co.


437      7 Feb 1854      MOSES SWEENY, Adm of JOHN ARMSTRONG, dec’d, to            JOHN KING; Bill of Sale for slave.


439      8 Feb 1854      ANNE LIZA HANNUM of Blount Co formerly ANN ELIZA                         WHITE, one of the children of JAMES WHITE, dec’d, late of Abingdon, VA, to                        THOMAS A. CLEAGE.


444      15 Feb 1854    BENJAMIN WASSON to MINTA E. WASSON; Bill of Sale for       slave.


444      15 Feb 1854    BENJAMIN WASSON to ENOCH T. WASSON; Bill of Sale for      slave.


445      15 Feb 1854    BENJAMIN WASSON to LYDIA C. WASSON; Bill of Sale for       slave.


445      24 Apr 1852    JAMES M. McGONIGAL and wife MARY A., DAVID NEIL and wife ELIZABETH A. and GRANVILLE SHULTS, all of the heirs of OLIVIA SHULTS, dec’d, to  H. L.SHULTS; JOHN CHILCUTT, Esq of Bradley Co., takes  examination of ELIZABETH NEIL as to deed.


448      16 Feb 1854    ANDREW McKELDEN to CLEMENTINA A. SAFFELL, Gdn of                 RICHARD M., SARAH J., SAMUEL and ELIZABETH C. SAFFELL, minor      


452      22 Feb 1854    JOHN W. BROWN of Roane Co to ROBERT S. MAHAN


454      22 Feb 1854    DICKERSON MORRIS to HORACE H. MORRIS


457      11 Oct 1851    STEPHEN HUMPHREY of Wayne Co, Mich to brother REUBEN     HUMPHREY in the Cherokee District of Canada West;  Power of Atty to           collect              his share of estate of JAMES HUMPHREY, dec’d, which was bequeathed                   to HIRAM HUMPHREY, brother of JAMES; STEPHEN is an heir of HIRAM;                acknowledged in Wayne Co., Mich.


458      8 Dec 1851      NORRIS HUMPHREY of township of Seneca, Count of Haldimand, province of  Canada, SAWYER, son of HIRAM HUMPHREY, to REUBEN HUMPHREY, SAWYER of village of Indian in said county of Haldimand; Power of Atty. to collect his share of estate of JAMES HUMPHREY, dec’d, as heir of HIRAM HUMPHREY


459      7 Nov 1851     JAMES OLIVER GOODSON of township of Dumfries in the              united counties of Wentworth and Hatton in province of Canada, and wife                                  CAROLINE, daughter of REUBEN HUMPHREY, son of HIRAM HUMPHREY;      Power of Atty. as in deed on page 458

            above; acknowledged in village of Paris, county of Wentworth.


460      18 Nov 1851   JOHN HAMILTON NELLES of township of Seneca, county of Haldimand, Canada, and wifemLOIS, daughter of HIRAM HUMPHREY, to REUBEN HUMPHREY; Power of Atty, as in

            deed on page 458 above.


461      18 Jan 1854     GEORGE HUMPHREY, cooper, of township of Gainsborough, county of  Lincoln, Canada,n to REUBEN HUMPHREY; Power of Atty. as in deed on page 458, above.


468      20 Feb 1854    GEORGE HORN to WILLIAM McKAMY for the sole use of wife AMANDA M. HORN; Deed of Gift; slaves were inherited by wife AMANDA and always considered as her property.


470      6 Oct 1848      GUILDORD CANNON of Monroe Co. to PLEASANT N. LEE.


472      26 Jan 1854     CHARLES M. McCLARY to THOMAS R. McCLARY of Polk                                             Co.


475      12 Sep1848     [Deed in Book I, page 603, is repeated]  Acknowledged 29  Sep                     1853 by LEWIS ROSS before DAVID WALKER, Judge of Supreme Court of Arkansas.


487      13 Feb 1854    WILLIAM ROGERS, Mayor of Calhoun, to WILLIAM                                  THOMPSON


495      25 Feb 1854    Copy of Decree of Chancery Court:  HUMPHREYS L. SHOULTS  VS JAMES M.  McGONIGAL and JOHN R. McGONIGAL by his regular Gdn JAMES M. McGONIGAL; on 24 Apr 1842 MARY ANN McCGONIGAL and her husband JAMES M. McGONIGAL

were owners of one undivided interest out of five in land belong to         OLIVIA SHOULTS, dec’d, and on that date, MARY ANN and her husband, and DAVID NEIL and wife ELIZABETH A.,  and GRANVILLE SHOULTS sold their undivided interests. to complainant HUMPHREY L. SHOULTS, it being three

interests out of five; on 29 Oct 1852 the said MARY ANN McGONIGAL died in Bradley Co. leaving JOHN R. McGONIGAL, her minor child, and JAMES M. McGONIGAL, her husband.


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499      8 May 1854     HIRAM I. VAUGHAN and wife SARAH MARIAH of Blount                                                 Co., AL to AKE HENRY of

                                    same; Power of Atty to receive their share of estate of JAMES                                      WILSON, dec’d, late of McMinn

                                    Co., from the Adm JAMES WILSON; acknowledged in Blount                                               Co., AL before URIAH S.

                                    NESMITH, J.P., JOHN C. GILLESPIE, Judge.


502      19 Dec 1848    Four deeds to the East Tenn & GA R.R. Co. from LEWIS R.                                       HURST, JOHN L. HURST,

                                    ELIJAH CATE and GREENBERRY CATE; all received $1000.                                              each for the right of way

                                    through their farms in Mouse Creek Valley, and for damages done.


507      13 Feb 1854    MARK RICHARDSON of Campbell Co to JAMES DENNIS; his                                          undivided interest being one fourth part, in land.


509      20 May 1854   ALEXANDER D. KEYES to WILLIAM M. SEHORN; lot on the                                          NW side of Athens and

                                    between Athens and the Rail road depot, being part of the out lots                                             laid off on the land donated

                                    by the Legislature to said town.


511      23 May 1854   CARY ARMSTRONG and JOHN MORRIS, Article of                                                          Agreement: in return for the great

                                    advantage that MORRIS has been to improving ARMSTRONG’s                                            farm with money and hands,

                                    MORRIS is to have the privilege of erecting such buildings and                                      using such land as he and his

                                    family may require.


513      22 Jun 1854     GALLOWAY CAMPBELL of McMinn Co and NATHANIEL                                               CAMPBELL of Green Co to GEORGE W. MOORE


514      12 Aug 1852    Copy of Circuit Court Decree:  ISAAC LOW and WILLIAM R.                                             LONG, Adms of SAMUEL

                                    LONG, dec’d, and ELIZABETH H. LONG, THOMAS and LUCY                            CALDWELL, JOSEPH

                                    LONG, and LUKE LEA LONG by his next friend HANNAH                                      LONG, all heirs of SAMUEL

                                    LONG, dec’d, and HANNAH LONG, widow of SAMUEL LONG,                           dec’d,; petition to sell

                                    land for distribution; land is sold to JOSEPH H. LONG.


515      19 Jun 1854     JAMES METCALFE to CHARLES METCALFE; all his lands in                                            McMinn Co.


519      16 May 1854   JOHN MOORE SR to ALLEN MOORE; tracts of land including                                             the farm on which JOHN

                                    MOORE SR now lives and reserves the right of occupation to                                       himself and wife ELIZABETH

                                    during their lifetime;  ALLEN is to support said JOHN and                                                        ELIZABETH, they being both very

                                    aged, and is to pay sums to JOHN MOORE JR., GEORGE W.                                               MOORE and REBECCA

                                    S. MOORE, children of said JOHN MOORE SR., at his death.


525      3 Jul 1854        THEODORE P. JOHNSTON of  Walker Co., GA and NANCY                                            BRADFORD, Adminx of JAMES F. BRADFORD, dec’d, to                                           MARY ANN RAGSDALE; lot inAthens on which Mrs.

                                    RAGSDALE now lives.  JOHNSTON acknowledged in Walker                                              Co., GA.


528      26 Apr 1854    LEWIS BREWER to P. W. BREWER.


530      7 Jan 1854       JAMES H. McCOY of Monroe Co to JOHN WEBB of Roane Co.


533      7 Feb 1854      WILLIAM A. CARTER to JABIN S. TAYLOR of Monroe Co.



534      15 Mar 1854    SETH THOMAS of Plymouth, Litchefield Co., Conn. to G. W.                        WALLACE and J. T. FITZGERALD; acknowledged in Litchfield Co.



535      3 May1854      ABRAHAM ROWLIN to ANDREW and PHILLIP ROWLIN


539      19 Aug 1854    DANIEL C. KENNER of Bradley Co to JOSEPH PELTON of                       Polk Co; on half of undivided interest in lost in Calhoun.



539      21 Aug 1854    JOSEPH PELTON to ROBERT H. WELLS, both of Polk Co.; the                  lots as in deed on page 539 above.



540      23 Aug 1854    SARAH E. NEWMAN, widow of ROBERT M. NEWMAN, dec’d, to DIMMON and McKAMY W. DORSEY, JOHN A. LONG, CLINTON B. NEWMAN, ALEXANDER CULUTON, and BUREL BUCKNER; Deed of relinquishment for all property bequeathed to her by her late husband.



541      26 Jun 1854     HENRY RICE, Adm. of MARTH RICE, dec’d, JAMES                                                         FORREST, ALLEN HALEY,

                                    WILLIAM L. RICE, ELISHA DODSON and wife MARY,  C. L.                                           KING, one of Adms. of

                                    WILLIAM MATLOCK, dec’d, HENRY MATLOCK Adm.                                       of HENRY MATLOCK, dec’d,

                                    to ADOLPHUS H. CROW; whereas MARTHA RICE in her                                       lifetime, ELISHA DODSON and

wife MARY, ALLEN HALEY, JAMES FORREST, WILLIAM L. RICE, HENRY MATLOCK in his lifetime, and WILLIAM MATLOCK in his lifetime, made a Title Bond.




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550      12 Jul 1854      WILLIAM BURK to SAMUEL P. IVINS;  Bill of Sale for Press                     and type now in his possession, being the materials which were sold by JOHN                    McGAUGHY, Trustee.


550      11 Sep 1854    Tennessee and Alabama Mining Co., Original Certificate:  “We whose names are hereto signed, do certify that we have formed ourselves into a Company, under the provisions of an act of the

general Assembly of the State of Tennessee, entitled, “an  act to authorize the formation of Corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical, or Chemical purposes;”  Signed by A. D. KEYS, C. W. RICE, JOHN L. SENTER, JOHN L. McCONNELL by C. W. RICE, Atty., J. M. HENDRIX, S. K REEDER, GEORGE W. ROSS, THOMAS B. MAYFIELD, ROBERT N. McEWEN, WMs. MAYFIELD, DAVID CLEAGE, THOS. A. CLEAGE, ALEXANDER CLEAGE, JOHN A. GOULDY, HENRY MATLOCK, J. B. COOKE, JANE E. McDERMOTT by J. B. COOKE, Atty., HENRY RICE, J. W. GIBSON, MILLER F. RICE by C. W. RICE,  A. J. DODSON by C. W. RICE


552      19 Sep 1854    ROBERT H. McCROSKEY to ELISHA MELTON of Fannin Co.,                 GA


553      29 Sep 1854    JOHN ELLIOTT and wife SARAH to B. E. CASS; their interest in                              land, which is one fourth held

                                    in the individual right of said SARAH ELLIOTT as one of the                                        heirs of ABSOLOM CARNEY,

                                    dec’d, and also one third of the  interest of JOSEPH and                                                           MARGARET HIGDON, the same

                                    having been conveyed to us by deed heretofore.


554      23 Sep 1854    JAMES W. McSPADDEN to MAHALA SEIVELEY


555      23 Sep 1854    JAMES W. McSPADDEN to SILAS SEIVELEY


556      31 Aug 1854    CATHARINE DOBBS and husband JOHNSON S. DOBBS, both                                         of Pulaski Co., VA, to

                                    GEORGE W. MOORE; their interest in land; acknowledged in                                                 Pulaski Co., VA



559      22 Feb 1853    Chancery Court Decree:  JAMES P. SENTER  VS  JOHN L. and                                           WILLIAM SENTER by

                                    their Gdn. TANDY S. RICE;  title divested out of said minor heirs                                             of MARTIN SENTER, dec’d.


560      23 Sep 1854    JAMES W. McSPADDEN to JULIANN WEST and her heirs.


570      5 Nov 1853     LAURA S. PATTY, feme covert, and GEORGE O. PATTY to                                                JAMES S. RUSSELL; land on which they reside.



573      12 Dec 1850    RICHARD LAWSON to WILLIAM WASSON; 27 Oct 1854,                                              handwriting of witness SETH

                                    BEDFORD, who has gone to parts unknown, is proven.


575      14 Dec 1853    WILLIAM H. and HUGH C. REYNOLDS to MARY M. and                                                 LUCY J. REYNOLDS; their

                                    interest in a slave which descended to them and to the Grantees as                                             heirs of GREEN L. REYNOLDS, dec’d.



577      1 Sep 1854      JACOB QUEENER to NORMAN W. BLACKWELL of Polk Co.


579      18 Oct 1854    SAMUEL C. AGNEW to HENRY H. RIDER, ROBERT SNIDER, and LEWIS R. HURST, Common School Commissioners of Fourth Township, Range first: $200; for use of the Common School, lot on the south south west side of Athens, where said AGNEW now lives.


582      11 Nov 1854   ISAAC WIDOWS of Meigs Co. to DAVID S. CAMPBELL.


583      7 Mar 1854      MARTHA M. MARTIN, JOHN W. SMITH, MARK ROBERTS                                           and wife EMILY, all of

                                    Anderson Co., TX, to MARY M. CARR of Galveston Co., TX;                                              Power of Atty. to attend to all

                                    business in connection with settlement of the estate of our father                                                 NAT SMITH, dec’d, in the

                                    State of TN,  also of the estate of our uncle STEPHEN SMITH,                                               dec’d, in the State of TN;

                                    acknowledged in Anderson Co., TX.


584      20 Aug 1831    WILLIAM L. PEARSON to DOCTOR PEARSON.



585      12 May 1846   LOVEY (her mark) PEARSON to CHRISLEY FOSTER; her                                                 undivided share in the estate of

                                    her husband DOCTOR PEARSON, dec’d.


586      11 Mar 1848    GERSILDA PEARSON, GEORGE MONROE and wife ELISA                                             formerly PEARSON, JAMES

                                    ELLIS and wife NANCY formerly PEARSON, LUCINDA                                         PEARSON, and SHIRWOOD W.

                                    PEARSON, to CHRISSLEY FOSTER;  their undivided shares of        `                                   estate of DOCTOR PEARSON, dec’d.


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587      28 Oct 1854    WILLIAM M. STANFER and wife REBECCA L. formerly PEARSON and CHARLES M. PEARSON, all of Polk Co., to CHRISLEY FOSTER; their two undivided shares in estate of DOCTOR PEARSON, dec’d.


588      22 Apr 1852    SARAH PATTERSON to CHRISLEY and ANDREW FOSTER;                               two acres


593      22 Aug 1850    Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  MOSES and JAMES LONG, execs of  GEORGE LONG SR, dec’d,  VS MILTON L. PHILLIPS, ELIZABETH LONG widow of GEORGE  LONG SR. NANCY LONG widow of GEORGE LONG JR, dec’d, and as Gnd of WILLIAM, JACOB and MARY LONG, minor heirs of GEORGE LONG JR., PLEASANT LONG and wife ELIZABETH formerly ELIZABETH LONG daughter of GEORGE LONG JR., JOHN, ISAAC, and MAPLES LONG, JAMES LONGLEY and wife NANCY, JOSEPH MORTON and wife ELIZABETH, DAVID GORMAN and wife RUTH, JESSE WEAR and wife MARGARET, daughter of GEORGE LONG JR., dec’d, and JOHN S. LONG;  land sold to high bidder

MILTON L. PHILLIPS, who was the owner by purchase of four shares being one half of the land, and therefore was to pay only one half of the purchase price.


594      6 Dec 1854      CORNELIUS BROWN to daughter SUSAN SHARITS and her                     children; land for love and affection.



595      4 Mar 1845      Decree of Chancery Court:  MILTON L. PHILLIPS and wife and                                            others, heirs of HORACE

                                    HICKOX, dec’d,  Ex parte;  land of HORACE HICKOX, dec’d,                                            sold for division of proceeds                            

                                    among heirs, and PHILLIPS was the purchaser;  said PHILLIPS                                              being one of the heirs by

                                    marriage, and Gdn of RICHARD A., JOHN E., and LAMIRA                                                 JANE HICKOX, minor heirs.


597      25 Aug 1854    Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  Ex parte; ELIZABETH                                                        JARNAGIN, widow of CASWELL

                                    JARNAGIN for herself and as Gdn of  ALLISON W. B., ALFRED                             HOUSTON, CASWELL

                                    and JOHN N. JARNAGIN, minor heirs of said CASWELL, and                                              MORRIS M. SMITH and

                                    wife AMANDA M.,  and HENRY LI. EATON and wife SARAH                                            L., and A. M. RUNYAN

                                    and wife MARY ANN, said three femmes covert being also heirs                                              and daughters of said

                                    CASWELL JARNAGIN, dec’d;  land on Eastanallee Creek  sold                                                        to D. W. PRATHER.


600      21 Nov 1854   WILLIAM A. DUGAN and wife ELMIRA to THOMAS                                                         COOPER; their interest in land, it

                                    being the farm of HENRY COOPER, dec’d, lying on Cain Creek.


603      11 Nov 1854   A. R. T. ROGERS to JAMES BLACKBURN of Bradley Co.; lot                                            63 in Calhoun.


605      30 Mar 1852    HENRY RICE, Obligation to M. R. GIBSON; agreement about                                               fences; handwriting of witness

                                    WILLIAM WOOLF, who is dead, is proven 11 Dec 1854 by                                      WILLIAM McKAMY and

                                    HENRY WOOLF.


606      11 Nov 1853   DICEY (DESA) CUNNINGHAM formerly WILSON, heir and distributee of JAMES WILSON, dec’d, late of McMinn Co., to brother JAMES WILSON; Power of Atty. to sign name to deed from heirs of JAMES WILSON, dec’d, to the East    Tenn     & GA R. R. Co., for

four acres of land formerly know as the Hicky farm, for use as a            depot   and for railroad purposes; DISA CUNNINGHAM acknowledges, apart from her husband, in Polk Co., MO before ISRAEL W. DAVIS, Clerk of Co. Court.



611      15 Oct 1851    DEMMON DORSEY SR to DEMMON DORSEY JR


612      22 Nov 1853   BERDEN McSMITH to CLERINDA MITCHELL


613      3 Nov 1846     ELIZABETH MEIGS to ALFRED SWAFFORD;  4 Apr 1854,                                              handwriting of witness M. C. HAWK, who has died, was proven.


619      3 Oct 1850      JAMES RUTHERFORD JR to WILLIAM RUTHERFORD JR;                                              his one eighth undivided interest

                                    in land of JAMES RUTHERFORD SR, dec’d.


620      3 Sep 1854      WILLIAM, CALVIN M., RANDOLPH, and NANCY                                                           RUTHERFORD to H. M. SIMPSON;

                                    their undivided interests in land of their father, JAMES                                                   RUTHERFORD SR, dec’d, and in the

                                    dower laid off for mother NANCY RUTHERFORD.


622      24 May 1853   ISAAC C. THOMAS and wife EVALINA of Giles Co., to H. M.                                            SIMPSON; their share of

                                    land of father JAMES RUTHERFORD, dec’d, and in dower of                                                mother NANCY; acknowledged in Giles Co.


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Deed Book L has been missing for many years.  It was evidently here in May 1871 when

the Register made a copy of the deed on page 387, but was missing by 1895, according to

testimony in Chancery Court Case No. 1340.


The following deeds were found in the Chancery Court files by this compiler, while

doing the research for her book of abstracts of these cases, and were reregisters in the

current deed books.


49        17 Jan 1855     Now in Deed Book 8L, page 634  MARIA L. HOLSTON formerly

                                    PECK of Jefferson Co., to W. W. PECK; one of the eight heirs of

                                    ELLIOTT PECK, dec’d, late of McMinn Co.,; her interest in land

                                    on which ELLIOTT lived and on which his widow NANCY has

                                    lived until a few weeks since; also land in Bradley Co. and all

                                    estate of her father; witnessed by HENRY H. PECK and E. P.



81        6 Sep 1853      Now in Deed Book 8J, page 406  JAMES H. ROGERS of Walker

                                    Co., GA to HARRISON DILL of McMinn Co.; lots 59 and 60 in

                                    Calhoun; registered 19 Feb 1855 by T. VAUGHAN, Clerk, JOHN

                                    M. VAUGHAN, D. C.


180      15 May 1855   Now in Deed Book 8J, page 591  SAMUEL HARDY to

WILLIAM EDGMAN; registered 5 Nov 1855.


209      6 Dec 1855      Now in Deed Book 8L, page 274  ADOLPHUS P. McCLATCHY

                                    to A. BLIZZARD;  Trust Deed to secure his creditors; land on

                                    Eastanallee Creek, slaves, stock, etc.


227      29 Sep 1855    Now in Deed Book 8J, page 410  DAVID N. BELL of Hamilton

                                    Co., to ARTHUR ST. JOHN of McMinn Co;  lot 34 in Athens;

                                    registered 24 Dec 1855.


236      25 Jan 1856     Now in Deed Book 8L, page 170  JAMES McDANIEL to

DANIEL HORTON; land he bought of JAMES McSPADDEN and

R. C. JACKSON formerly owned by JAMES H. FYFFE; 

witnessed by  W. G. and H. C. P.HORTON


239      1 Feb 1856      Now in Deed Book 8J, page 782  JOHN F. POWER to ANDREW

                                    McKELDEN; land which was deeded from said POWER to his

                                    son JAMES MILES POWER on 15 Mar 1851, who died intestate


244      25 Dec 1855    Nov in Deed Book 8J, page 413  ARTHUR ST. JOHN to daughter                             REBECCA O. BRIDGES; my house and lot No 34 in Athens, to

                                    the exclusion of her husband;  registered 5 Feb 1856.


264      8 Mar 1856      Now in Deed Book 8J, page 667  WILLIAM R. SMITH and wife

                                    FRANCIS JANE to JOHN J. MIDDLETON; land in Hamilton Co.

                                    upper corner of JOSEPH C.WILLSON...upper corner on bank of

                                    Tenn River...McCOILEY’s line; part of 369 acres which

SAMUEL WILSON died possessed of an bequeathed to his

                                    daughter FRANCIS JANE.


278      24 Nov 1855   Now in Deed Book 8M, page 367  JAMES S. McCROSKEY to

                                    BENJAMIN DAVIS; land on  Chestua Creek; registered 5 Apr



282      11 Apr 1856    Now in Deed Book 8K, page 494  Circuit Court Decree to divide

                                    land:  STERLING RAGSDALE and wife SARAH ANN, DANIEL

                                    and JOHN HICKS VS DANIEL McPHAIL in his own right and as

                                    Adm of NEIL McPHAIL, DOOGAL McPHAIL and MARY

                                    HICKS, dec’d, JOHN LEONARD HICKS, NEIL McPHAIL

                                    HICKS, MARY MARGARET HICKS, JOHN ALEXANDER

                                    HICKS, MARTHA HICKS, CAROLINE HICKS, WILLIAM

                                    HICKS, and ABEL HICKS, infants by their gds. THOMAS


Lots 2, 5 and 5 to JOHN McPHAIL; Lots Nos. 3, 6 and 9 to the



McPHAIL HICKS; lots to heirs of STEPHEN HICKS, dec’d, who





311      7 Jul 1856        Now in Deed Book 8L, page 207  JAMES W. GRISHAM of

                                    Troop Co., GA , as one of heirs of JOHN M. GRISHAM, dec’d,

                                    late of McMinn Co to ELIJAH GRISHAM JR; undivided interest

                                    in land.


349      30 Sep 1856    Now in Deed Book 8J, page 664  ISRAEL C. SMITH to

WILLIAM R.SMITH;  land..BROWDER’s Meadow...reserving fraction on which the Methodist Church and school house stands and where the grave yard is.




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351      18 Aug 1856    Now in Deed Book 8L, page 697  ANNA DUCKWORTH,

                                    WAITSELL DUCKWORTH, WILLIAM M. JAMES, and JOHN

                                    A. DUCKWORTH;  Title Bond; whereas MARY and THOMAS

                                    DUCKWORTH have executed title bond to BYRAM ALLEN for

                                    land on Chestua Creek and MARY and THOMAS are minors

                                    under 21;  registered 3 Oct 1856


364      30 Oct 1856    Now in Deed Book 8J, page 586  J. A. GOULDY, Sheriff to

                                    BENJAMIN C. JAMERSON;  CHAMBERS & MACKLIN

                                    recovered a judgment against GEORGE H. HACKLER on 19 Mar

                                    1851....selling undivided interest of GEORGE H. HACKLER in

                                    land of GEORGE HACKLER, dec’d.


379      2 Apr 1853      Now in Deed Book 8J, page 589  ELISABETH HACKLER to

                                    ROBERT HACKLER;  her right and title to land formerly

                                    property of GEORGE HACKLER, dec’d; registered 12 Dec 1856


387      31 Dec 1856    Now in Deed Book 8L, page 168  DANIEL HORTON to

                                    ELIZABETH McCREERY;  30 acres adjoining Athens, beginning

                                    at a stake at bridge on the R. R. running W with the Race Track

                                    Road..S to R.R.;  copy made 19 May 1871


403      1 Sep 1856      Now in Deed Book 8J, page 826  CHARLES A. PROCTOR to

                                    WMs. MAYFIELD;  land sold to PROCTOR by JOSEPH

                                    ROBINSON, WILLIAM O. BARRETT, and DANIEL PEARCE;

                                    registered 14 Jan 1857.


421      7 Feb 1857      Now in Deed Book 8L, page 629  JOHN E. HICKOX to E. W.

                                    HYDEN;  80 acres near JOHN HOYL’s spring.


426      Jan 1856          Now in Deed Book 8I, page 900  JAMES C. CALHOUN and

                                    ELISA ANN FOSTER to ALEXANDER GREEN;  land in

                                    District 14;  signed by JAS. C. CALHOUN, QUINTILIAN

                                    (his mark) FOSTER, and ELIZA A. (her mark) FOSTER;

                                    ELIZABETH FOSTER the  “Fem Covet.”


458      2 Apr 1855      Now in Deed Book 8J, page 419  ADOLPHUS P. McCLATCHY

                                    to F. McKINZIE; land on Spring Creek sold by ARCHIBALD

                                    R. TURK to EMANUEL HANY and ADOLPHUS P.

McCLATCHY known as HAWKINGS Old Mill Place; registered 28 Apr 1857




491      14 Mar 1857    Now in Deed Book 8L, page 342  THOMAS ROGERS of McMinn

                                    Co. to WILLIAM P. and JAMES S. VARNELL of Calhoun;  Lot

                                    No. 58 in Calhoun.



572      21 Dec 1857    Now in Deed Book 8J, page 408   JACOB SLIGER to JOSEPH W.




In the Register of Deeds Office now, there are two volumes of deed indexes which were prepared about 1900 by E. B. MADISON, an illustrious attorney of Athens, preserved by CANDLER & HITCH, prominent attorneys, and presented to the Register by Mr. WALLACE D. HITCH.


The following are those entries in these two volumes which are listed as being in Book L.


3          1854    W. M. LOWRY, C&M to ANDREW HUTSELL


68        1852    J. A. & E. M NEWTON to B. J. AHL


101      1855    THOS. STEPHENS to ALLEN ELLIS




183      1855    W. F. KEITH to JAS. B. COOKE


196      1855    DAVID PEARCE to Mc W. DORSEY


201      1855    DANIEL DUGGER to DAVID BOYD


214      1855    E. T. WASSON to JNO LOWRY


220      1855    JOEL DENNIS to REDDICK AUTREY


238      1856    JAS. LOWRY SR. to JAS. & JOHN D. LOWRY


256      1856    THOS.  ROGERS, Agent, to S., T., & R. BISHOP












                                                            DEED BOOK L


  page 83                  


               267       1855    M. Wattenbarger to W.D. Wade.


     (293)   1856    Geo. W. Bridges to Thos. Edgeman.


     (307)   1856    Thos. Prigmore to Jno. G. Buttram


     (327)   1856    Wm. S. Calloway to Danl. Parkeson.


     (332)   1855    R.H. Hickox to Jeptha Sivils.


     (341)    1856   Thos. W. Johnston to J.H. Hornsby.


      (472)    1857   A.J. Kyker to Uriah Kyker.


      (505)    1857   Jno. Lowry to Jas. H. Lowry.


      (546)    1857   Robert F. Cooke to Thos. Cooper.


       (587)   1858   Humphrey Shults to James Wilson.


In the same two volumes of indexes, there are two entries which have no meaning to this compiler or to the present Register:


L Sheet  Mitch. Plat   Plat & Survey


L Sheet 1859    Jas. Chesnutt to Carroll Long.


Also in the same two volumes, there is an entry in pencil, evidently written by Mr. Madison, as follows:


23 Aug 1822 The Legislature donated to Athens ½ of SE qr Sec 28 and ½ of NW qr Sec 34 all in F4 R1 W.                                         














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31   1856  Nancy Peck, widow of Elliott Peck dec’d, formerly of McMinn Co. but

            now of Murray Co., Ga., to Washington W. Peck formerly of McMinn Co. but

now of Murray Co., Ga.;  her dower in land where Elliott lived and where she lived until  Dec 1854.


32   10 Sep 1853  A.R. Byington and wife Mary J. to Wesley Gaston.


34   19 Feb 1857  John Smith to William A., James C., John D., and Sarah J. Fain.


35   10 Feb 1858   John M. Crow of Bradley Co. to Mary Duncan; acknowledged in Bradley Co.        before John H. Payne., D.C.


      37   30 Oct 1854  Holloway Powers to David R. McCuistian and George H. Powers;  land with exception of 25 acres in a square where the new house stands, which is reserved to Holloway for his lifetime.


    38   9 Nov 1855  George H. Power to David R. McCuistian; his undivided interest in land purchased from Holloway Power in his lifetime.


     39    9 Feb 1858  John F. Power to Lewis Stanton; Deed of Trust for land and property;  Kelsey H. Power has become his endorser on note.


(42a)    {This deed is not copied in the book, but is inserted between pages 42 and 43. It is written in red and brown ink and has plats of the land sold.}


(45)      7 Sep 1857  Charles a. Proctor to William Russell Proctor of Philadelphia, Pa.


46    9 March 1858  Carroll Long to John A. Long in trust for the use and benefit of Carroll’s wife Nancy and her children Sarah S. and Elizabeth F. Long and any other children which she may have; whereas my wife Nancy S. Long formerly Nancy S. Oury was at the time of her marriage possessed of slaves and land.


47     1 Feb 1858  Charles Cate to John M. Monds, B.A. Prophet, Michael C. Reynolds, A.G. Derrick, and Julius Miller, Trustees for the Methodist Protestant Episcopal Church, South, Mars Hill meeting house; $1.00; one acre on which said meeting house is now situated; land to be used for a church and also for a public school for the benefit of the public and convenience of the neighborhood.


46   9 Mar 1858  Carroll Long to John A. Long in trust for the use and benefit of Carroll’s wife Nancy and her children Sarah S. and Elizabeth F. Long, and any other children which she may have; whereas my wife Nancy S. Long formerly Nancy S. Oury was a t the time of her marriage possessed of slaves and land.



47   25 Jul 1857 William George, Clk. Of County Court, to E. Sawtell; Bill of Sale for female servant named Margaret who was sold by me as Clerk on 20 Dec 1856, under a decree of Court for distribution among the heirs of Burnt F. Seay dec’d.


48   12  May 1851  Bank of Tenn. to East Tenn. & Ga. R.R. Co.; lots 15 and 16 and part of lot 14 of the out lots laid out from the lands donated by the Legislature to Athens, about 4 ½ acres, to be used for a depot and station purposes, and if not so used, to be reconveyed to the Bank. 


50   15  Dec 1857  L.C. and J.W. Rentfro to East Tenn. & Ga. R.R. Co.; 2 1/2  acres embracing the whole line of rail road running through the land formerly owned by Robert Rentfro dec’d.



52   8  Jan 1858  Austin Fry of Monroe Co. to William H. Ballew; Deed of Trust for land and personal property; is indebted to A. McKeldin, his partner in merchandising, said partnership dissolved in 1853.


57   25 Jun 1857 Levi Swinford and wife Nancy Emeline of Williamson Co., Ill., heirs of Mordica Rucker dec’d, late of McMinn Co., to Joseph C. Rucker;  Miriam Rucker is Gdn. For said Joseph C., another heir of Mordica; their 1/9 interest; by John T. Loudon, their Atty. In fact.


58   20 Jun 1857   Same Grantors as in deed on page 57, above, to Miriam M. Rucker by her Gdn. Miriam Rucker; same conditions.


59   16 Jun 1857   Same Grantors as in deed on page 57, above, to Silas N. Rucker, one of the        heirs of Mordica Rucker dec’d.


21 Feb 1855   Chancery Court Decree, Ex parte petition: Martha M. Martin, John W. Smith,            Mark Roberts and wife Emily, adult heirs of Nathaniel Smith dec’d. and James            C., Laura, and Texana Smith minor heirs by their Gdn. Mary M. Carr; since the             institution of this suit, Martha M. Martin has married William Wright of Texas;     140 acres of Nathaniel Smith dec’d and also 60

                        acres of Stephen Smith dec’d. sold to Charles Metcalfe.




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69   5 Feb 1858   John Arnwine to Thomas Lyons Williams Arnwine and Fleming Mellville Matlock Arnwine, his grandchildren, and minor heirs of his son Alburtis Arnwine           dec’d; land, for love.


    73     6 Dec 1855   Elijah Cate to Thomas L. Cate for the use and benefit of Elijah’s daughter                                    Sarah Elizabeth Sherman and her female children, born or yet to be born;                                    two slaves; for parental love.


83   24 Nov 1857   A. Barb to F.M. Barb; land, for $300, paid in work and labor done.


84   29 May 1858   Delilah Thompson to William W. Porter.


86   1 May 1858   James P. Senter and wife Nancy Jane to Henry Matlock; Bill of Sale for slaves.


89    17 Jun 1858   Alston Boyd to Spencer B. Boyd, both of Polk Co.; his interest in estate of          Philip Cooper dec’d, as one of the children of  Jincy Boyd dec’d.


90    30 Jan 1854   William Tunnell to Jesse Tunnell;  his interest as heir of John Tunnell dec’d.


91    26 Jan 1858   John Hunt and wife Margaret N. (W.) Of Georgia, Keziah M. Tunnell,                 Elijah A. Edons (Eton, Eaton) and wife Nancy M., James Roberts and wife          Esther   Catharine, of McMinn Co., to Jesse Tunnell.


9 Nov 1857   John H. Leuty and wife Elizabeth to Alexander Cleage; Bill of Sale for slaves; acknowledged in Cass Co., Ga.


104   2 Apr 1857   David M. Lewis and Jane Haggar to Sarah Lewis for her lifetime and after                                   her to H.E. and J.M.A. Lewis.


105   15 Nov 1857   Wm. H. Walker to Wm. H. Walker; Power of Atty. to sell land.


108   No date.   William Houston Walker to Rodeman Hurst; being lawfully authorized by Power      of Atty. to execute said deed.


109   3  Jan 1858   James Willson to John N. Delzell; four lots in town of Mouse Creek.


110   Dec 1856   County Court Decree: John Armstrong, Exec. and  Malinda J., William Baker, and Sarah Catharine Armstrong, minor heirs of Andrew Armstrong  dec’d         by their present Gdn. David Cantrell; land sold May 1853 to Christian E.           Mountcastle, and now the notes are paid and title divested out of said three heirs.


114   11 Aug 1858   Daniel W. Robinson to Kesia Tunnell as trustee for the use of Easter Catherine Roberts, who is the daughter of John Tunnell dec’d.


119   18 Jun 1857   Martin A. Kenneday of Meigs Co. to George W. Marler Jr.


123   10 Aug 1858   George H. Power to Alexander C. Robeson; Power of Atty. to make settlement with C.C. Robeson or any one having control of the estate of Robert          W. Hamilton dec’d for the distributive share of my wife Martha Jane Power, and           to invest such funds for her sole benefit.


125   14 Aug 1858   James McClarney to Frankling, John L., and Henry L. Guffy.


128   6  Jan 1858   John R. Porter to John L., Thomas F., and Henry L. Guffy


129   8  Jul 1858   Daniel C. Kenner of Bradley Co. to Lewis N. Shelton of La.;       acknowledged in Bradley Co. before H.H. Rucker, Clk.


134   28 Jul 1858   Elizabeth Ashe to L.E. Cantrell and R.A. Firestone; her dower interest in             land of her husband J.R. Ashe dec’d.


136   1856   Joseph Rabern to James J. Rabern; a fraction of his quarter of land.


141   1 Sep 1858   Dimmon Dorsey Jr. to A.C. Robeson as trustee for M.J. Power and Mrs.           Rebecca Buttram.


142   25 Aug 1858 Peter K. Whetsell to Lucinda E. Whetsell; his one half interest in the Gibbs Hotel and lot 108 in Athens.


143   20 Aug 1858   Thomas L. Hoyl of Bradley Co. to heirs of Lemuel J. Paris.


147   23 Oct 1857   John S. Reed to S.W. Reed; his 1/14 interest in undivided land as one of           the heirs of Jeremiah Reed dec’d, subject to widow’s dower.


148   6 Feb 1858   James Alexander McBroom and wife Margaret S. to N..M. Crockett;                


151   20 Jun 1857   Levi Swinford and wife Nancy Emeline of Williamson Co., Ill., heirs of               Moridca Rucker dec’d, to Hilton H. Burk and wife Sarah C., they being also heirs;           interest in land and their 1/9 interest in personal property; also their interest in   lands set             aside by Chancery Court to Hamiton L. Wason and wife Rachel M. Wason.


156   1 Nov 1858   Charles R..Gardner to A. Burk; Deed of Trust for “one Camera used for                        taking likenesses together with all the chemicals, plates, and cases, borders, and             preservers thereunto belonging, for carrying on said business.  Also the head dress         and camera stand, & also three sheets, twelve yards of dark cambric, developing & fixing solution, the bath, and bath holder, one gutta percha dish, and two gutta            percha funnels, also two buckets, and two trunks.  Also one vice for clearing     plates.


168   6 Nov 1857   Richard Stanley of Meigs Co. to Martin Bunch.


169   4 Apr 1853   County Court Decree: E.P. Bloom and Samuel Firestone, Execs. of Mathias                                Firestone dec’d VS Mary Ann and Mathias Firestone, minor heirs of                                               Mathias Firestone dec’d, defended by their Gdn. James C. Firestone, and                                 Sarah E. and Mary E. Cobbs, minors defended by their Gdn. Joseph                                         Cobbs; by the Will of    Mathias Firestone dec’d the interest of the proceeds                                           from the sale of lands is to be applied to educating Mary Ann and Mathias                                   Firestone, minor heirs, until the expiration of ten years from the date of his                                death, at which time a specified legacy is to be paid to each of the                                                    following parties, to wit, 1st William Firestone, 2nd          Alfred Firestone, 3rd                                          James Douglas and wife Elizabeth, 4th Martha, David, Mary,   and Sarah                                             Cobbs, heirs of Joseph and Sarah Cobbs and 5th John Firestone.


174   13 Sep 1858  Eliza C. Duggan to Allen Moore.


187   22 Dec 1858   John Hill of Murry Co., Ga. to Elizabeth Marr.


189   15 Mar 1855   Jessee R. Grigg of Green Co., Mo. to Samuel Grigg; his undivided half            of land left to him and Samuel by Joel Grigg dec’d; acknowledged in Green Co.,     Mo.


192   20 Nov 1858   Allen Boone, Exec. of Samuel Hardy dec’d, to William Edgemon.


193   30 Dec 1858   William S. Edgemon to Joseph B. Reed of Meigs Co.


198   17 Jan 1859   Isaac W. Fyffe to Eli Helums; Deed of Trust for the shares of two heirs of           the lands of Isaac W. Fyffe Sr., his own and the one that he purchased from             William Mee and wife Sarah E.


203   19 Aug 1856   Chancery Court Decree: David Crockett, Exec. of John Crockett dec’d,         and Nelson Crockett VS James Crockett; at sale, Nelson buys the 1/8 undivided interest of deponent James Crockett in the lands of John Crockett dec’d, to take           effect after William Crockett, the grandchild of said John Crockett dec’d, who is now about 14, shall reach 21.


207   12 Jul 1856   John Thomas to Cyrus Zimmerman; his interest in land near Athens, it being       the land upon which the Athens Foundry and Machine Shop now stands, near the        East Tenn, & Ga. R.R.; land and lots sold to the bargainers; acknowledged in    Bradley Co.


210   10 Jan 1859   M.B. McMahan, Trustee for George Horn, to John L. Atlee;    acknowledged in Knox Co. before William Craig, Clk., J.N. Craig, D.C.


212   21 Feb 1859   Benjamin Wells, Adm. of John Grisham dec’d, to Henry Walker.


(212a)    {This instrument of writing including plat which appears to be the original, is                 inserted between pages 212 and 213.}   25 Jan 1859   Processioning and survey of lands         of Louis F., John G., and William H. Briant, by running the line between their land and that of H.H. Turner, corner of Henderson and James Carter land, corner of Susan Carter    land.


213     21 Feb 1859   John Arnwine of McMinn Co., and one of the heirs of Albartus                           Arnwine, late of Cherokee Co., Texas, now dec’d, to Alford W. Arnwine                           of  Cherokee Co., Texas; Power of Atty. to collect his share of lands,                           property, and    23 slaves in Texas.          



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217   28 Feb 1859   Emaline Witt to Lee Cate; her 1/12 interest in land, for and in consideration of $12.50 with interest from 27 Aug 1844 to 28 Feb 1859.



220   24-May 1855   John Morris to Isaac Morris.


221   22 Nov 1858   Cyril Carpenter to Dan Carpenter.


224   3 Jun 1858   Thomas J. and Isaac A. Lowry, two of the heirs of Isaac Lowry dec’d, to John D. Lowry, James Lowry, John D. Fain, and Christian Shell, trustees of New Bethel Presbyterian Church; two acres and 149 ½ poles including the shed erected for a place of preaching; land was sold by Isaac Lowry in his lifetime but no title was made; T.J. and Isaac A. Lowry have purchased rights to land from the other heirs.


225   3  Jun 1858   Thomas J. and Isaac A. Lowry to Thomas Stephens, William Laseter, and Monterville Reynolds, School Commissioners of 4th Township, 1st Range, East of the Meridian; for the promotion of learning and for the establishing of a site for a school; land...near the Baptist Church.


227   18 Jun 1855   Benjamin Isbell to Mathias Cox, Isaac Stalcup, and John Lowry, School Commissioners of 4th Township, 1st Range East of the Meridian; one acre, for the promotion of learning and for the establishing of a site to build a school house on, with free access to the Spring; this deed is made in place of one made about 1833 which is lost.


229   22 Apr 1851   Christian Peters, Sheriff, to Tandy S. Rice; land belonging to the heirs of N. Jarnagin dec’d , sold 1850 for unpaid taxes; witness Milton P. Jarnagin proves deed, 10 Mar 1859, and William Lowry Sr. proves handwriting of William F. Keith, the other  witness, who is now dead.


231   11 Mar 1859   Cyrus Zimmerman to Furgus M. Kilgore; one half the land on which the Athens Foundry and Machine Shop stands, and lots adjoining, near the town of Athens, as laid down in the survey by H.B. Haywood, Engineer, on file in the Register’s office.


232   15 Mar 1859   Alexander D. Keyes to Washington R. Grubb; lot 27 on the plan of my lots laid off between Athens and the E.T. & Ga. R.R., said plan registered in Book L, page 539, said  lot 27 adjoining lot 27 ½  sold, and now occupied by a turn table for said rail road.


233   3  Mar 1859   James Gettys of Meigs Co. to Daniel Horton; lots 71, 72, 75, and 76 in Athens, on which John L. Bridges’ livery stable is erected.


234   11 Feb 1858   J.H. Magill to Mary E. Shadden; lot no. 3 on Railroad Street in town of Mouse Creek, on which said Mary E. now lives.


236   30 Oct 1851 James W. Crawford and wife Susan M. to Martin Paine; their interest in land.


245   23 Feb 1859   James F. Newman to Garrett Newman.



247   22 Oct 1858   James Hawkins of Polk Co. to William McKenzie; land...line between Benjamin and John Hawkins.


248   19 Dec 1855   James Calaway Triplett to Elisha Melton, Thomas Melton, and Hugh Studdard; his entire interest, being 1/4, in undivided land.


249   23 Aug 1855   Chancery Court Decree; Ex parte, Theodore H. McCullie and Mary Dixon, Execs. of William T. McCullie dec’d, and John Dixon, and William P., Henry A., James J., Mary E., Alice H., and John H. McCullie, all heirs of William T. McCullie dec’d by their regular Gdn. Alfred Swafford; land sold to Adolphus P. McClatchy.


250   15 Apr 1859   Chancery Court Decree:   Elizabeth Coffman, widow and admx. of G.P.F. Coffman dec’d VS Margaret N., William B., and Sarah E. Coffman, heirs of G.P.F. Coffman, and David Weir and William Thompson; in 1855 G.P.F. Coffman died intestate, having been in partnership with David Weir in ownership of lands and a mill.


252   9 Jul 1857   Mary M. Bryan (Bryant) and James C. Rucker, both by their Atty. P.B. Bryan, to Silas N. Rucker; all are heirs of Mordica Rucker dec’d.


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253   9 Jul 1857   Same Grantors as in deed on page 252, above, to Miriam Rucker, Gdn. of Miriam Matilda Rucker and Joseph C. Rucker, heirs of Mordica Rucker dec’d.


254   19 Apr 1859   Planters Bank of Tenn., O. Ewing, Pres, and D. Weaaver, Cashier, of Davidson Co, to W.G. and Daniel Horton, Merchants trading under name of W.G. Horton  & Co. in Athens, lot 94 on which their houses and store now stand.


255   12 Apr 1859   John Small to Albert G. Small.


259   5 Mar 1855   James Cox to Thomas E. Cox; land, except for 20 acres including the house of said James Cox, out buildings, and Spring, to be the property of said James Cox and his wife for their lifetime; for $600., and in consideration of Thoms E Cox’s good care and attention to James and his wife during their natural life.


260   6 Dec 1856   Charles Russell to Luke Peak of Meigs Co.


262   2 May 1859   James C. Rucker of Wise Co., Texas, one of the heirs of Mordica Rucker dec’d, to Hilton H. Burk and wife Sarah C., also heirs; his interest in estate which was assigned to the Burks by Chancery Court, and also his 1/9 interest in personal effects, and also his interest in estate of John Rucker dec’d as heir of said Mordica.


263   2 May 1859   Same Grantor and conditions as in deed on page 262, above, to William A. Rucker, also an heir.


264   10 Dec 1856   Circuit Court Decree: Russell S. Lane, Adm. and heir of Tidence C. Lane dec’d and Elizabeth Lane, widow of Tidence C. Lane dec’d VS John F. Lane by his Gdn. ad litem Willie Lowry, and Mary Jane Rowan by her Gdn. F.M. Rowan, John H. and William C. Shelton by their Gdn. James W. Shelton, all heirs of Tidence C. Lane dec’d; land sold to Russell S. Lane with Russell and John F. Lane as his securities.


           266)   7 May 1859   Stephen Bedford formerly of McMinn Co. but now of De Soto Parish, La., to Isham W. Farmer.


268   7 May 1859   Stephen Bedford of De Soto Parish, La., to Phillip P. Owens; money to be paid by W.D. and W.A. Buckner who are now mnors, and when paid, Owens is to relinquish his title.


274   18 Apr 1859   Robert N. McEwen and Elizabeth R. Nice, Execs. of William G. Nice dec’d, to John L. Bridges; Elizabeth acknowledged in Henry Co.


280   9 Dec 1858   John Arnwine to Marshall Arnwine; Bill of Sale for a little negro boy named William, 8 months old, “to pay to my six Soninlaws named in my last Will and Codicle”


280   1 Sep 1848   John Arnwine to Marshall Arnwine; Bill of Sale for slave; witnesses Nancy Arnwine, James H. Dover, James M. Dodd; 17 Jun 1859, witnesses Dodd and Nancy Garrison formerly Nancy Arnwine prove deed.


283   25 Feb 1859   Chancery Court Decree: Charles Metcalfe VS Margaret J., Charles P., and George C. Metcalfe, minors, and J.P. Lynch, and Bank of Tenn.


284   Mar 1859   County Court Decree: Starke D. Grills VS William G., Martha L., and Margaret J. Grills, Samuel L. Knox and wife Mary E., adult heirs of Harriet W. Grills dec’d and Thomas J., Sidney L., Emaline E., Jasper E., and Dicy A. Grills, minors by their Gdn. ad litem James Baker; land, except that sold by Jackson Smith in his lifetime, and land reserved according to the Will of Jackson Smith dec’d, sold to Alexander H. Keith.


287   27 Apr 1859   Mortimore F. Johnson of Monroe Co. to William R. Stewart; acknowledged in Meigs Co., before J.J. Lillard, Clk.


288   16 Feb 1858   Robert B. (P.) Smith to Charles A. Pickens; his undivided interest in estate of father Joseph Smith, having been advanced by his father in his lifetime.


291   12 Dec 1856   Joseph N. Smith to Charles A. Pickens; his undivided interest, as heir, in estate of Joseph Smith dec’d.


292   8  Jan 1855   Nimrod  N. Smith and wife Margaret L. and Robert A. Stephenson

                        (Stephens) and wife Matilda C. formerly Smith, all heirs of Joseph Smith                                    dec’d to Charles A. Pickens; their undivided interests in estate of Joseph                            Smith dec’d, the father of Margaret L. and Matilda C.  


293   9 Jul 1859   James M. Henderson, Adm. of A.D. Keyes dec’d, to A. Jackson Irvin as trustee for Sarah Wilson and her heirs.


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295   16 Jul 1859   East Tenn. & Va. R.R. Co., Samuel B. Cunningham, Pres., and A.G. Graham, Trustee, to Richard Norris & Son, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Deed of Trust for entire income received for said Company by the East Tenn & Ga. R.R. Co. at Dalton, Chattanooga, or elsewhere along the line, for 18 months; Company is indebted to said Norris & Son about $25,000. for two locomotives.


296   16 Feb 1859   Samuel R. Glenn and wife Mary Ann, Alexander Jarvis and wife Susan J., heirs of Betsey Cox dec’d, Edward Anderson and wife Sarah, all of White Co., to John W. Glenn of same; Power of Atty. to receive all the estate due them as heirs of James Wilson dec’d.


300   5 Apr 1859   George W. Longley and wife Mary of Bang Co., Mo. to Simeon E. Browder of Polk Co., Tenn.; Quit claim to their interest in estate of Simeon Eldridge now dec’d; acknowledged in Bang Co. at town of Casville.


302   1 Jun 1859   James Gettys of Meigs Co. to Jacob W. Gilbert; lots 116 and 117 in Athens on which the tan yard is situated, formerly occupied by said Gettys.


303   22 Apr 1859   Stephen Hill to John  Hill.


311   29 Mar 1859  Martha Stewart to Stephen Hill; her dower in land.


312   23 Mar 1859 Henry C., William R., and Giles W. Stewart to Stephen Hill.


313   8 Aug 1859   Joseph Moore and wife Jesten to John J. Helm.


317   22 Sep 1856   Henry C. Peck of Gentry Co., Mo., heir of Elliott Peck dec’d of McMinn Co., to Washington W. Peck, of originally Cherokee, now Murry Co., Ga.; his interest in land where his father Elliott Peck lived and on which Elliott Peck’s widow Nancy lived until the Fall of 1854; acknowledged in Gentry Co., Mo.


318   17 Aug 1854   Circuit Court Decree: James Wilson in his own right and as Adm. of James Wilson dec’d, Sarah Wilson widow, and William P. Wilson, Russell Miller and wife Jane, W.W. Peck and wife Dialtha VS Thomas W. Cunningham and wife, William Vaughan and wife, and James Henry an infant heir of said James Wilson dec’d by his Gdn. ad litum James Forrest; dower allotted to widow Sarah, and James Wilson is high bidder for the home farm and slaves; “then follows an exhibit of a book kept by James Wilson dec’d”.


322   29 Aug 1859   James D. Sewell to Francis M. Sewell of Meigs Co.



324   18 Sep 1858   Isaac B. Kimbrough and wife Mary Ann Eliza, lawful heirs of Nancy W. Thompson, to Duke W. Kimbrough; their undivided interest in real estate of Nancy W. Thompson, to take effect at her, Nancy W. Thompson’s, death, in land devised to Nancy W. Thompson by William H. Cooke, except that portion which Mary Ann Eliza sold to R.F. Cooke before her marriage; acknowledged in Monroe Co.


329   27 Aug 1859   John B. Eldridge to William L. Rice, Gdn. of the minor heirs of John Matlock dec’d; Order, to said Rice, as one of the Adms. of Simeon Eldridge dec’d, father of John B.; acknowledged in Bradley Co.


331   1 Sep 1859   Charles Metcalfe to C.L. King and Thomas B. McElwee; $21,000.; land on big Mouse Creek, including all the mills, factories, machines, buildings, and water privileges, that Metcalfe has heretofore enjoyed upon said land.


335   2 Sep 1859   Thomas B. McElwee and C.L. King to Hugh McElwee, the one fourth undivided interest in the property in deed on page 331, above.


337   1 Sep 1857   Thomas B. McElwee to M.L. Phillips; the 3/8 undivided interest in property in deed on page 331, above


339    18 Feb 1851 Chancery Court Decree: Mary E.P. Lide VS Ann V. Netherland widow of J.W. Netherland dec’d, and Gdn. of Virginia, Margaret, James, Josephine, Cornelia, Ann Eliza, John P., and Catharine Netherland, children of James W. Netherland dec’d, and William F. Keith and James Forrest, Adms. of James W. Netherland dec’d; at sale, James W. Netherland had bought reversionary interest of Mary E.P. Lide, widow of John W. Lide, acting as agent for Mary E. P. Lide.






Pag                                                         342   7 Sep 1859   Simon Hoexter and Michael Wolf, Article of Agreement; they have entered into partnership as retail merchants in Athens, Hoexter furnishing the money and Wolf the work, for one year; acknowledged in Bradley Co.


349   22 Sep 1859   A.M. Benton and wife Mary Ann formerly Firestone to John Benton and Carter W. Cobb; Power of Atty. to receive their share, as heirs, of estate of Mathias Firestone dec’d from Samuel Firestone, Gdn. & C.


350   5 Sep 1859   Hugh P. and John W. Wilson to John J. Helm.


352   18 Aug 1852   Chancery Court Decree: Theodore H. McCallie and Mary Dixon and her husband John Dixon, Execs. of William T. McCalllie dec’d VS William P. Johnson, John L. McCarty, John Scarborough, John W. Smith, Mary M. Carr and husband ____ Carr, Martha M. Martin and husband _____ Martin, Samuel H. Smith, Emily Jane Robinson and ______ Robinson, and James, Laura C., and Amelia T. Smith, heirs of Nathaniel Smith dec’d, and William P., Henry A., James J., Mary E., Alice H., and John H. McCallie, by Gdn. ad litum Theodore H. McCallie.


357   23 Sep 1859   Peter K. Whetsell to Daniel Horton; Gibbs Hotel property.


358   23 Sep 1859   E.S. Brown and wife L.E. Brown to Daniel Horton; their interest in Gibbs Hotel property.


364   20 Aug 1857   Chancery Court Decree: David Cleage, Allen Butler, and James Lamar, Adms. of Z. Lamar dec’d, and Eva Lamar, widow, and Francis and Nancy Lamar, heirs VS Amon and Mary Lamar, children, and Eliza A.F. Small and James Thomas Snider, grandchildren of said Lamar dec’d, by their Gdn. ad litem; there being seven heirs.


369   13 Aug 1857   John Murphey of McMinn Co. and William Murphey of Whitfield Co., Ga. to Walter Mansell of Bradley Co., Jacob and Williamson Erickson both of McMinn Co.


374   5 Sep 1859   John W. and Henry Matlock, Adms. of Albartus Arnwine dec’d to C.H. Guthrey.


381   27 Apr 1837   John Mathews of Bradley Co. to Tandy Rice; 25 Aug 1859, Mathews acknowledges deed in Hamilton Co.


385   1 Dec 1856   County Court Decree: Thomas Grisham and Benjamin Wells, Adms. of John Grisham dec’d, and Thomas Grisham in his own right, James W. and Elijah Grisham, Elizabeth McCrary and husband Robert McCrary, Mary Ann Pharless and husband Samuel Pharless VS Martin Vanburen Grisham, Joseph Grisham, Jane Wyrick and husband Oscar Wyrick.


388   19 Nov 1857   Levi, A.Clark, John, Thomas L., and Daniel H. Hoyl, Jemima Maston, David L. Hoyl, Thomas P. Wells and wife Margarett, Williams Mayfield and wife Narcissa, and Thomas H. Jones and wife Susan, heirs of the late John Hoyl dec’d, to John A. Long.


393   5 Sep 1859   Christopher and Edward M. Ricks to Henry Nelan.


400   4 Sep 1855   Thomas and Esther Crabtree to William J. Green.


401   5 Sep 1855   William J. Green to Thomas and Esther Crabtree.


405   28 Jun 1859 William Foster to the heirs of Andrew Foster dec’d, Betsey Eliza his wife, and John H.C., Mary R., Chrisley A., Emily, James W., Margaret M., children of the dec’d.


414   23 Dec 1859   J.T. McCarty of Meigs Co. to William B. Johnston.


417   16 Jul 1859   William B. Clark to Oswell M. Liner and James M. Waldon, Trustees of the Hiwassee United Baptist Church; for the love and affection I have for the worship of God; five rods of land beginning on the SW corner of the meeting house lot near the river.

419   14 Sep 1854   Moses Cunningham to Gabriel L. Medaris of Meigs Co.


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422   1 Nov 1854   Mary M. Carr, John W. Smith, Martha M. Martin, Mark Roberts and wife Emily J., by their Atty. in fact Mary M. Carr, James C., Laura, and Texana Smith by their Gdn. Mary M. Carr, heirs of Nat Smith dec’d to Charles F. Keith; in 1853 Keith and Nathaniel Smith made a joint purchase of land known as the Forest Hill farm, the object of said purchase being to secure a home free of charge for the teacher of Forest Hill Academy.


423   7 Jan 1859   James E. Rucker and wife Elizabeth, John, James, and Jathan Gregory, R. M. Hamrick and wife Martha, Alfred Cate and wife Mary, William B. Erwin and wife Sarah, Jesse Rucker and wife Mervinda, to Benjamin Gregory; titled “Tapley Gregorys Heirs”.


428   19 Oct 1859   Archibald J. Peck of Solano Co., Calif. to Washington W. Peck of Ga.; his interest, as one of the children, in estate of father Elliott Peck dec’d and in dower of mother Nancy Peck; acknowledged in City and County of Sacramento, Calif.


429   6 Oct 1856   County Court Decree: Mary, Laury, and Penelope Jones by their Gdn. Nancy Fore, and Elizabeth Ann Keith by her Gdn. Alexander H. Keith; sale of land which had been decreed to the complainants by Will of Penelope E Irvin dec’d.


431   30 Apr 1859   Helen M. Fyffe of Grainger Co., John McMahan and wife Margaret T. formerly Moore, to Samuel P. Ivins.


432   28 Nov 1859   William G. Thompson of Rockingham Co., Va. to Solomon D. Henkel of Shenandoah Co., Va.; acknowledged in Rockingham Co.


435   21 Apr 1855   David W. Beavers to Thomas C. Odom of Meigs Co.


436   28 Jan 1860   H.C. Peck to Washington W. Peck of Ga.; his 1/8 interest in estate of father Elliott Peck dec’d and in dower of mother Nancy.


437   8 Sep 1857   William C. Owen and wife Jane, heir of Jeremiah Reed dec’d to James B. Reed; their 1/14 part of estate subject to widow’s dower.


439   2 Dec 1859   Bennett Shelton to A.J Shelton


441   16 Aug 1859   Chancery Court Decree: Sarah R. Willson and husband James Willson VS John C., David M., Hugh L., and Nancy S. McReynolds, minors defended by their Gdn. John McReynolds; Coleman C. McReynolds late of Cass Co., Mo. died intestate in 1850, leaving Mary McReynolds his widow, who has also since died intestate, and Sarah R. Willson, the Complainant, and the Respondents his children; since the death of Mary McReynolds, all of said heirs have been brought to Tenn. to live, and John McReynolds has been appointed Gdn. by Bradley Co., Court.


447   18 Feb 1857   Chancery Court Decree: Martin M. Hicks, Adm. of  Joseph Smith dec’d VS Delilah Smith widow, and other heirs of Joseph Smith dec’d; land sold to Clinton Norville


449   10 Nov 1859   James F. Newman to Henry Newman; his interest in estate of father Bird Newman.


451   6 Mar 1860   Clinton L. Norvill Jr. to John F. and Asbury R. Norvilll;  Clinton purchased land of Joseph Smith dec’d and the Grantees aided him in paying for same.


453   21 Dec 1858   Isaah S. Garrison to James H. Reagan; his interest in estate of Phillip Fry dec’d, it being the share of heirs David D. Dean and wife Delila, which he had purchased.


454   20 Feb 1860 Chancery Court Decree: S.K. Reeder, Exec. of Rachel Kinder dec’d VS James B. Rudd.


455   5 Feb 1858   Alexander H. Deaderick, Exec. of  William H. Deaderick dec’d  to William H. Howard; William H. Deaderick died 30 Oct 1857.


459   8 Feb 1860   William McCaslin of Monroe Co. to John McCaslin.


464   15 Mar 1860   James B. Rudd to H.H. Rudd; Deed of Trust for lot on which said James B. and his father William Rudd  now live.


465   13 May 1851   Thomas R. Rudd to McEwen & Gillespie; his interest in land, including widow’s dower, upon which his father the late Joseph Rudd lived and on which his mother Susan Rudd  now lives.



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469   20 Mar 1860 Henry Walker to T.W. Warren; Lot No. 4 in the plan of lots laid off by A.D. Keys on the NW side of Athens, beginning at the corner of Mrs. Martha Ann Meredith on W side of street leading from the public square towards the Depot, running thence SW to the alley opposite or E of the Foris Hill Academy, thence NW.


473   30 Jan 1860   R.M. Lillard of Monroe Co. to Elmore Brock.


476   5 Feb 1859   G.W. Kirksey to A.J. Kirksey.


487   12 Apr 1860   J.L., A.B., and W.P. Medaris to M.A. Cass, Thomas Maston, and N.M. Crockett; Deed of Trust of horses.




489   21 May 1859   New Orleans, La., Second District Court: Petition of John Charles Barelli of New Orleans that he has administered as testamentary executor of the late Lewis Neville Shelton dec’d, and whereas he is universal Legatee under the nuncupative will....and whereas there are no legacies under particular title left by said deceased, but only two conditional charges imposed upon the estate with which your petitioner is willing to comply, he prays that he be acknowledged and recognized contradictorily with Wiliam H. Hunt, Esq., attorney of the absent heirs, as the universal Legatee....and as such to be in possession of all the property belonging to the estate; Petition granted, P.H. Morgan, Judge; P.S. Wittz, Clk.; M.M. Cohen, Commissioner for Tenn. at New Orleans. {This is titled: Allen Shelton, Commissioner, John C. Barelli.}


491   18 Apr 1860   Moses Snider to James A. Houston; Deed of Trust for his interest in a Title Bond made to him 7 Feb 1860 by R.M., Susan, and Sarah J. Saffell, and J.C.M. Bogle and wife Elizabeth C. formerly Saffell, the title to be made when Sarah J. and Elizabeth C. reach 21.


503   11 May 1860   Samuel J.A. Frazier, B.K. Mynatt and wife Mary E. of Knox Co. to C.F. Gibson.


504   2 Apr 1860   Armsted H., Samuel P., William H., and David T. Wilson to Samuel Wilson; their undivided interest in land.


506   4 Mar 1860   Richard C. Jackson to Thomas H. Callaway and Euclid Waterhouse, of Murray Co., Ga.; one fourth part of the undeveloped mineral interest in land.


510   5 May 1860   James C. Maples of Cherokee Co., Texas, to William B. Reynolds of Cleavland, Bradley Co., Tenn.; Power of Atty, to receive his part of estate of his father William Maples late of McMinn Co.; acknowledged in Cherokee Co., Texas.


514   2 Apr 1860   Thomas Wilson to daughter Cyntha Wilson, and at her death to son Thomas J. Wilson, and at his death to his children; deed for slave, for love and affection.


515   30 Aug 1859   Allen Butler to daughter Nancy Price formerly Butler, wife of A.J. Price.


516   11 Jan 1859   Clarinda Mitchell to James H. Mitchell.


(1)            11 Jun 1860 Alexander H. Keith, Adm. of Nancy Fore dec’d, to Julius Miller.

519   Corporation of the Town of Athens, Tenn.:  Election inspectors Daniel Horton, James Baker, and John F. Slover certify that at an election held in Athens at the Court house on 9 Jun 1860, a majority of the votes were cast in favor of incorporation.  Petition of the “inhabaitance” of Athens; the boundaries to be the same as shown and specified in the original plan of said town, to wit- Commencing at N corner of Lot No.__ known as Hornsby’s lot, running with the street SW to the W corner of Lot No.__ known as the old Academy lot, so as to include the Athens Female College property, and the lots and residence of E. Rowley thence with the street SE to the S corner of Lot No.___ known as Turners lot, thence NE with the street to the E corner of Lot No.       known as Bakers lot, so as to include the lot and residence of E.A. Atlee, thence NW to the big spring lot, thence NE with



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520        25 Apr 1860  James Massingale Sr. to James C. Massingale Jr.:  Land including the house where said James C. now lives.


524        23 Jan 1860  Hiel Buttram, Exec. Of James Hicks dec’d to Danie Hicks.


525        13 Sept 1853  Wilson Baker of Meigs to Jonathan Thomas; the third part of land that Alexander Baker lived and died on.


527  10 Feb.1859 James Thomas of Rhea Co to Jonathan Thomas.




7 Feb.1860 Samuel Firestone to Thomas F. Martin and wife Presha Martin: for love and natural affection.


529        8 Aug. 1860 Polk Co.,Tn  Reuben F. Mastin of McMinn Co. to Charles A. Proctor of Fitchburghe, Mass,   his one eighth undivided intrest in the Turtletown lands belonging to the estate of Thomas W. and Jemima Mastin dec’d; the lands being in Polk Co.


535    30 Jun 1860 Mortimer F. Johnson of Monroe Co. to David L. Campbell of Meigs Co.    


542            16 Jan 1839 Jacob Sharp to son Hiram Sharp; 24 Jul 1860, witness Union    Graves proves deed in Laclede Co., Mo. before John L. Henderson clk., P.H. Edwards,  Judge; 18 Aug. 1860, the hand writing of witness Nathan Richardson, who went beyond the limits of Tenn,  in 1839 and is reputed to be dead, is proven.


544   9 Feb. 1859 C.L. Owen to French Pickell of Roane Co.


546   25 Jun 1860 Daniel W. Robinson to Archabald Blizard; lot adjoining  Athens on                    its Western limits, partly fronting Washington St.


551   20 Aug. 1860 William C. Peak and wife Nancy P. of Meigs Co. to Charles L.

            Matlock; their one undivided fifth interest in dower land of Sarah Matlock

                             widow of  William Matlock dec’d.


      562   17 Aug 1860 Hyram K. Hedgecoth of Cumberland Co. to T.C. Henly, truste for                                            J.W. Blackwell; Deed of Trust for still and fixtures.


      566  7 Aug. 1860 William C. Mc.Lin and wife Nancy A. formerly Lassater, of Collin

               Co., Texas, to John Smith of McMinn Co.; Power of Atty. to collect monies due                                                 

                Them from William Lassater, Adm. of estate of her father Willy Lassater 

                 Dec’d, or from the Chancery Court Clerk; acknowledge by Hurst 2 Oct 1860.


      569 No date. Roadman Hurst to M. Ancient Shipley; acknowledged by Hurst  2 Oct.     



     570 4 Oct. 1860 John A. McCrosky to David P. McCrosky; his undivided fifth interest

             in lands belonging to the heirs of William McCorsky dec’d.


     573 Oct 1860 Daniel W. Robinson to George W.Bridges, who is security for his debt

             to Sloupe and Dodson, Commissioners of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church

             in Athens; Deeds of Trust for personal property.


     575 23 Jun 1860 J. Hamilton Hale and wife M.L. to William D. Vandyke; their inter-

               est in the purchase money arising from the sale of land by decree of Chancery

               court at Athens in case of Lois Deaderick and others VS H.M. Campbell and

                others, known as the Gibbs Farm, acknowledged in Hawkins Co.


576 12 Oct 1860 Leah Henry to Hugh P. Wilson, trustee for Gideon Cate, Deed of trust

             for oxen and wagon.


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578   23 Aug 1860  Chancery Court Decree: William B. Porter, Adm. of A. L. Sharp dec’d VS Mary D. Sharp widow, and Mary Elizabeth, William B., Alexander, John B., and Locky M. Sharp, minor heirs.


579  10 Oct 1860 Bennet Cooper and Mary Robinson, Marriage Contract: Cooper f Bradley Co.; each party to retain all property witch they respectively owned, especially   $6400. in cash and one share in estate of Wyley Lasetter dec’d which belongs to Mary Robinson.


587 15 Oct 1860 Silas Sivils to Mahala Sivils.


588 25 Oct 1860 Daniel W. Robinson to George W. Bridges: Deed of Trust for 10,000 bricks, more or less, and 2000 ft. of lumber consisting of rafters. Plank and other timber, all of which is now lying on the lot upon which the old Cumberland Church originally stood; he is indebted to Sloop and Dodson , Commissioners of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


590 10 Aug 1860 William Yearwood to son Thomas Yearwood; for love and for extra work and labor performed; Deed of Gift of  slave given him to him in 1847 and of blacksmith tools, but William to have use of during his life, if he wishes; nothing shall be so construed as to prevent son Thomas from receiving his equal portion of the remainder of estate with other heirs.

594 5 Oct 1853 Nancy Cantrell to L.E. Cantrell;  her interest in estate as widow of Gabriel Cantrell dec’d, and also interest which she purchased of son W.J. Cantrell


595        6 Jan 1859 Charley McGinty Alexander Cantrell of Webster Co. Mo. to Leemaster E. Cantrell; his interest in land of his father Gabriel Cantrell dec’d; acknowledged in Webster Co.


596        4 Nov 1856 Robert H. T. Cantrell of Webster Co.,Mo. to Lemaster E. Cantrell; his interest in land of father Gabriel Cantrell dec’d ; acknowledged in Webster Co.


598        2 Jan 1854 Thomas H. and James R. Cantrell of Dade Co., Mo., to Lemaster E. Cantrell; their interest in land of father Gabriel Cantrell dec’d; acknowledged in Dade Co.


600              13 Nov 1860 James W. Bridges of McMinn Co. agreement with James W. Hanson of Fannin Co. ,Texas; Bridges agrees to take charge of about 1000 head of cattle and about 60 head of houses, of said Hanson, in Erath Co. , Texas, to have control by 1 May 1861; Hanson to pay expenses of Bridges and family from Jefferson, Texas to Erath  Co.


605                  23 Nov 1860  Jacob W. Gilbert to George R. Gilbert of Marietta, Ga.; Deed of Trust.


610 7 Nov 1826 John K. Farmer to Sarah Wiles; Title bond to a lot a SW end of Athens, on S side of the new street which I have laid off to run through my land, it being  the second lot from the commons, on that side of the new street; to make deed so soon as I obtain a right form the commissioners to the land; 2 Jul 1829, Sarah Wiles assigns bond to Edy Lusk; 13 Nov 1860, Edy assigns bond to Jackson Grubb.


611 13 Nov 1860 Edy Lusk to Jackson Grubb; lot, as in bond on page 610, “Upon which I have lived and held in peaceable adverse possession for the last thirty years.


614   11 Dec 1860 Charles Metcalfe and L. R. Hurst, trustees for the  Christian Church at        Athens, to Richard C. Jackson; south half of lot No. 20 in Athens.


619                10 Dec 1860 Grandville C. Williams and wife Margaret C. to A.C. Robeson; Deed of Trust for on half of an undivided interest in land.


20 Aug 1859 A. C. Robeson, Trustee of Martha J. Power, to Margaret C. Williams; on sixth part of land, the same as in deed page 619.



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635  4 Feb 1833   Starling Camp to William T. McCallie; 8 Jan 1861, handwriting of    witness T.H. McCallie and Andrew Defore, who have both removed beyond the       limits of the state, is proven.


638 17 Feb 1857  Chancery Court Decree in division of lands among the heirs of Mordica   Rucker dec’d; dower to widow Miriam, and tracts set apart to heirs Miriam M. Rucker, Joseph C. Rucker, Silis N. Rucker, William A. Rucker, Hillton H. Burk and wife Sarah C., Hamilton Wasson and wife Rachel M.; case is entitled: Heirs of Mordica Rucker dec’d, Silias A. Rucker, Hamilton Wasson and wife Rachel, Hilton H. Burk and wife Sarah C. VS Miriam Rucker widow, William A. Rucker by Gdn. William Burk, Joseph and Miriam M. Rucker by Gdn. Miriam Rucker, Livi Swinford and wife Nancy, P.B. Bryan and wife Mary, James C. Rucker, heirs of Mordica Rucker dec’d.


647                9 Apr. 1860  T. S. Brown of Bradley Co. to Martin Bunch.


648                7 Jan 1861 County Court Decree: C.A. Armstrong, Adm. of William and Sarah Armstrong dec’d, Samuel Armstrong Gdn. of Thomas, Montgomery, Francis, David, and Joseph Armstrong, minor heirs of said William and Sarah Armstrong VS John R. Howard.


650           26 May 1860 Joseph S. Yoder to Miss Sarah Walker.


652           Feb 1861 John Heckler of Roane Co. to Robert hackler; his one undivided fourteenth of land.


654           2 Jul 1860 W. M. Taylor and wife M.M. formerly Spermen, Henry A. Taylor and wife Nancy E. formerly Spermen, William H. Webb and wife J. A. formerly Spermen, all of Grayson Co., Texas, to J.W. Gibson; acknowledged in Grayson Co.


656           1852 Joel Roberts and wife Mary, and John Marquis Sperman, all of Dallas Co., Texas, to Jacob Sligar, who sells to Joseph W. Gibson; acknowledged in Dallas Co. 7 Jun 1852.


658           10 Apr. 1852 Elizabeth, Sarah, and R.T. Spearman, and Charles R. Basket to Jacob Sligar; whereas Westly Spearman, late dec’d of McMinn Co., at the time of his death left living a widow Elizabeth Spearman, and the following children, his heirs: Sarah Spearman John M. Spearman, Mary Spearman who has since intermarried with Joel Roberts Robert S. Spearman, Lorenzo M. Spearman, Susannah Spearman who has since intermarried with Rice Basket, Jamima, Malinda, and Nancy Spearman.


670 7 Jan 1861 James H. Lasater of Marion Co., Oregon, to John Smith of McMinn Co.,; Power of Atty. to collect monies due him as heir of Wiley Lasater dec;d ; acknowledged in Marion Co.


680             Mar 1861 Hervey McHan and wife Margaret J. of Whitfield Co.,Ga. To James R. lasater of same; Power of Atty. to proceed to Tennessee and collect their share of estate of Wiley Lasater dec’d, they being heirs of Jonathan Lasater dec;d, who was an heir of Wiley Lasater dec’d.


683             20 Mar. 1861 James Gregory to the Methodist Episcopal Church, for the love and affection I entertain for the Church and Education; to the Commissioners that are or may be appointed for bulding a meeting house, also that all denominations shall have the privilege of worshipong in it, also for a school house 1 ½ acers in District 3, from the farm where I now reside.


685                  27 Nov 1860 William B. Broomfield of Monroe Co. to John Hill of same.


693              10 Apr 1861 William Teague to daughter Sarah Teague; for love and affection and Sarah agrees to care for father if he becomes helpless.


694              11 Apr 1861 Laura S.Patty and husband George O. Patty to Thomas A. Cleage; Deed of Trust.


699                12 Apr 1861 William Lowry of Bradley Co. to James S. Bridges.


701  25 Mar 1861 Miss Ailcy E. Pridmore  of Bossier Parish, La. Appeared at office of Rial A. Lancaster, a Notary Public of Claiborne Parish, La. In Minden, appoints her brother William M. Pridmore of Bossier Parish, who is in Tenn., as her Atty to transact her business.


702  7 Nov 1860 Joseph Hamilton to Louisa M. Gilbert.


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706              15 Feb William H. Deaderick of Galveston, Texas, to U.L.York; his interest in ten acres.


707              25 Feb 1859 Thomas S. Deaderick of Wharton Co. Texas, to U.L. York; his interest in ten acres; acknowledged before Solomon J. Thomas, Clk.; certified by Joseph H. Deaderick, Chief Justice of Wharton Co.


708              7 Nov1860 Robert H. Deaderick of city and State of New York, to U.L. York; his interest in ten acres.



710              7 May 1861 U.L. York records the last three deeds, made by the brothers of his wife Mary, a daughter of Dr. William H. Deaderick dec’d, “they and her father intending the same to secure a permanent home for my said wife…now therefore I accept said title as trustee….and hold said land and the appearances for the sole use of my said wife”.


717               Dec 1860 David R. Crockett and Margaret E. Crockett to N.M. Crockett; “all our interest that we have as collateral heirs of John Crockett dec’d”.


718               29 Aug1860 William A. Stephens to Jasper N. Stephens; his undivided half interest in town lots in Mouse Creek.


719              18 May 1860 J.G.Dent of Hamilton Co. to James H. Reagan; Bill of Sale for slaves.


722  5 Aug 1861 Allen Wear to Charles Staples, John Hoyl, and E.W. Hyden, School

            Commissioners; one acre to include the school house and spring.


723              27 Jun 1861 Williams Mayfield to Jese M. Hill; “by virtue of the title in me vested by deed of trust for use and benefit of Jese M. Hill, by my mother, the late Penelope Mayfield (deceased) do make and convey to the said Jese Hill, he being of the age of twenty one years”.


724        2 Jan 1861 Mallisa Dixon to James Forrest; Deed of Trust for the slot she lives on at Mouse Creek; Eli Dixon is her security on notes.



725        27 Jul 1859 C.E. Mountcastle to J. A. Long, Thomas Melton, Hugh Studdard, W. R. Long, Nathan Melton, C.E. Mountcastle, and R.M. Mastin, Trustees for Wesleyana Methodist Church, South; $ 25.00’ one half acre.


731               No date. S.N. Rucker, Reservation. “I hereby declare my intention to have reserved to my own use as a homestead Such a part of my premises Known as the Harkrider farm….according to the law of said State reserving the homestead of each head of a family…”; acknowledged 30 Aug 1861.


733               11 Aug 1861 James Culton of Bradley Co. to John McMahan.


734               8 Dec 1854  George L. Gillespie and William S. McEwen of Roane Co. to Robert N. McEwen; $1.00; all their interest in lands in McMinn and Monroe Counties, belonging to them and the said Robert N. McEwen.


737                  20 Dec 1860 James H. Peace to John Vaughan of Rhea Co.


738                  10 Jan 1861 Joshua Ewing of Lee Co. , Va. To daughter Jane D. Caldwell wife of Alfred Caldwell of McMinn Co.; for love and affection; Deed of Gift of slave; acknowledged in Lee Co. at Jonesville.


739                  24 Dec 1860 Sarah Shults, an heir of Olevia Shults dec’d, to H.L. Shults; her undivided interest in land.


740                  May 1858 Humphrey L. Shults to J.F. Shearman, John L. Delzell, David Neil, W.A.___, E.___, trustees for a school; one half acre, for the purpose of establishing a good, permanent, and lasting school near the depot at Mouse Creek, as my subscription to said school.


746 4 Nov 1861 Clemuel Gregory to Elija N. Gregory; $200.


747 4Nov 1861 Clemuel Gregory  to Syntha Ann Gregory; $200.


751 22 Sept 1858 James R. Barnett and wife Sarah A. Barnett, James H. Dugan and wife Mary E., John Young and wife Elizabeth J., James R. Barnett Gdn. of  Mary A., John W., Sarah E., Margarett M., and Louisa E. Boulding (Bauldins, Bauldings, Baulding), minor heirs of Nancy A. Baulding dec’d formerly Barnett, Joseph Coker Gdn. of John T. and D__na C. Barnett, minor heirs of William C. Barnett dec’d, Leucinda Barnett widow of Charles C. Barnett dec’d, and Abram B. Coker Gdn. of Charles Willson Coker, minor heir of Luvena A. Coker dec’d, all of Hamilton Co., Ill., to William C. Barnett of McMinn Co.; Power of Atty. to sell land; witness C.S. Vise, M.F. Lowry; acknowledged in Hamilton Co., Ill


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763  18 Apr. 1856 Sterling P. Camp of Bradley Co to John M. Workman.


764  30 Feb. 1855 Chancery Court Decree; John Hambright Adm. of Sterling Camp dec’d, Kisiah Hambright, W.C. Porter and wife Margaret, Mary Bates, Sarah M. McKnight, and Thomas Camp sons-in-law and daughters of Sterling Camp. James Knox and wife Nancy A., Sterling P., Elizabeth T., Mary Jane, Thomas J, and John D. Camp, minors by their Gdn. Mary Camp, son-in-laws, sons, and daughters of John Camp dec’d  VS William Camp; land sold by decree Aug. 1852 and rights of complainants and respondent divested from them.


765  12 Dec. 1861 William H. Newman to Tabitha Bowlin (Bolin) and her heirs, the wife of William Bolin.


771            20 Dec. 1860 John Webb of Monroe Co. to Benjamin F Sanders.


772            21 Dec. 1861 Caleb Smith to Mary A. Carson and her heirs, to wit, William M. and Sarah E. Carson; part of his farm.


781 7 Jan. 1862 William W Porter to Sarah McNutt.


782  7 Jan 1862 William W. Porter to J.R. and W. F. McNutt.


786  28 Mar 1861 Andrew J. McMahan to Caswell L. Walker of Cherokee Co NC .


787  10 Jan 1857 William White to Andrew Jackson McMahan ; for love and affection.


788  30 Jul 1861 Duke W Kimbrough to Duke H  and Robert F. Kimbrough; land that was allotted to him by the heirs of William H. Cooke dec’d , including a part of what was originally Starr’s Reservation .


794   21 Jan 1862  J. Hamilton Hale of Hawkins co to T. Nixon Vandyke, gdn. of  Henrietta M. Campbell.


799   4 Nov 1861 L.M. Spearman, Joel Roberts and wife Mary formerly spearman, Jeremiah W. Davis and wife Sarah A. formerly Spearman, Charles R..Basket and wife Susan formerly Spearman, all of Grayson Co, TX , to J.W. Gibson of Polk Co, all their interest in land.





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1        25 Feb 1862 John Vaughan of Monroe Co. to Lucy Rothwell.


2        26 Feb 1862 Ann E. Pope, wife of Fielding Pope, of Blount Co. to Stephen K. Reeder, lots 92 and 93 in Athens for which she, Ann E. Hammon before her marriage, gave Title Bond on 21 Oct 1856; acknowledged in Blount Co. apart from her husband , Rev. F. Pope.


3        19__1860 Thomas Gibson to daughter Mahaly J. Jones; for love and affection.


4   17 Sept 1859  “Fisher’s Heirs, Deed, Boyd Porter”; James F.H. Gregory and wife Adoreus, Andrew Cowan and wife Margaret, and John Fisher to Boyd Porter; all their interest in land.


5   13 Jan 1862 John E. Hickox to Ferdinand Jett; one house and lot near Athens, bound on West by the public road leading to Mont Verd Mills.


6   10 Jan 1862 James C. Fain; the undivided one half interest in land.


9        7 Mar 1862 John L. Bridges, Clerk and Master, to James M. and A.L. Henderson; lots belonging to widow and heirs of A. D. Keyes dec’d sold 11 Oct 1860; lot 12 in Athens, with house thereon, to James M. Henderson and lot 19 to A.L. Henderson.


12    15 Jan 1862 Morin E. Wamack, and heir of Ezekiel Bonner dec’d , to James Gregory, Adm. of James Bonner dec’d, for the benefit of the heirs of  James Bonner dec’d; her undivided share in land of Ezekiel Bonner.


13    24 Feb 1862 Nancy, Rufus, Louisa, and Lycrgus McClary, heirs of Thomas R. McClary dec’d, to James M. Knox of Bradley Co.


16    8 Mar 1862  James M. Knox  of Bradley Co. to William Knox of Polk Co.


17    Feb 1862 F. M. Millard to G.W. Millard; land with exception of lot on which Andrew Chapel stands


24    1 Sep 1857 David Weir to Elizabeth Coffman; 7 Apr 1862, witness John Whiteside proves deed and James T. and William Whiteside prove handwriting of witness Joseph G.Whiteside, who is dead.


25    20 Mar 1862  L. Dotson, Allen Cochran, Joseph B. Reed, and Charles A. Barnett, Trustees of Mount Cumberland Church formerly known as Jerusalem Church, and Successors of John Miller, James McKamy, Nathaniel Smith, Joseph Robeson, and Isaac  W. Fyffe, former Trustees, to William M. Seahorn and James H. Hornsby; two acers on Eastanalle Creek, formerly known as Jerusalem Camp Ground.


29        16 Dec 1861 Thomas B. McElwee to John Baker of Meigs Co.


30  19 Aug 1859 William Paris Sr. to Robert H. Paris.


32    Nov. 1861 William C. Courtney and Gilbert B. Tennent, trading under name of Courtney & Tennent, to William H. Briant; Bill of Sale for slaves; acknowledged in Charleston District, S.C. before Samuel J. Hull, a Tennessee Commissioner in S.C.


38    24 Oct 1860 William C. Owen to Sintha Robinson; land on which she now lives.


39    3 Feb 1862  John N. Melton to Stephen J. Melton.


40    12 Feb 1862 James Massingale to J.C. Massingale.


41    17 Jan 1857 Nathaniel Barnett of Meigs Co. to Martin Bunch.


42    14 Mar 11861 James M. Brett of Desoto Co. Miss. To James H. Reagan: Power of Atty. to sell his land in Monroe Co. and in Sweetwater.


48    15 Apr. 1859  William P. Cooper of Polk Co. to Thomas Cooper; all his right to land known as H. Cooper farm.


49    17 Mar. 1860 Martha Younry of Athens  to Cornelius W. Jorden in trust for her daughter Mary Jane Jorden, wife of said Cornelius, and at death of Mary Jane to her children, Mary R. Martha A., John A., Cornelius S., Willee R. and George B. Jorden, and such other children as she may give birth to; lots 26 and 27, for love.


51  12 Jul 1862 Raleigh Chesnutt to Henry R. Chesnutt.


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55    28 Apr. 1862 Johnathan Thomas to M. C. Owens and wife Caroline formerly Thomas; for $500.00. and also their part of the estate of said Thomas.


56    1 May 1862 Jonathan Thomas to John L. Thomas ; for $2000. and all his legatee of the estate of Jonathan Thomas when deceased.


59    6 Aug. 1862 James Gaut of Bradley Co. to William S. Edgeman.


60    Mar. 1862  L.J. and B.J. Glaze, deed to divide among themselves the land of Henry Glaze dec’d, which came to them by descent and by deeds from various heirs.


61    30 Dec. 1861 John E. Hickox t Lorette Reed and her heirs.


66    30 Jun. 1862 Ferdinand Jett to John E. Hickox; house and lot near Athens, bound on S by W.A.G. Reed dec’d.


67     7 Feb 1856 William Thompson to John F. Sharp; 18 Nov 1859, witness William B. Porter proves deed and proves handwriting of the other witness A.L. Sharp who is dead.


75    28 Sept. 1854 George W. Culpeper and wife Sarah formerly Armstrong, and Priscilla Armstrong to William Moore Jr.; the 1/6 undivided interest, each, in land of John Armstrong dec’d, subject to widow’s dower.


76    25 Mar. 1858 Francis M. Pearce and wife Amanda formerly Armstrong to William Moore Jr.; their 1/6 ;undivided interest in land of John Armstrong dec’d, subject to widows dower.


77    8 Sept. 1862 Milus Smith and wife Louisa P. formerly Armstrong to William Moore Jr.; their 1/6 part of land of John Armstrong dec’d, subject to widow’s dower.


85    5 Nov.1860 County Court decree from Buckner’s heirs toAlexandr McKinzey; James R. and John A. Buckner, Isaac H. Lewis and wife (does not give complete style of case ); land sold and interests of complainants and respondents divested from them.


87    4 Aug. 1862 John L. Bridges to Thomas Rogers, Chairman of McMinn Co. Court and his Successors in office for the benefit of said County; $400; lot 34 with buildings thereon in Athens.


88    8 Dec. 1860  William Yearwood to son H.B. Yearwood; for love; Deed of Gift of slave, but not to take effect until William’s death; deed shall not be so construed as to prevent said son from an equal division with other children.


92    26 Dec. 1860 Elizabeth Armstrong to William Moore Jr.; her undivided 1/6 part of land of John Armstrong dec’d, subject to widow’s dower.


95    2 May 1859 County Court Decree; A.J. Hill, Exec. VS “John Charles Cocran & Willoby ray burn De__ & J.J. Dixon”, land known as the old Price place sold, reserving that which was deeded form Teastator, Joseph Rayburn, to his son J.J. Rayburn; rights of heirs of Joseph Rayburn named in the acption to the decree vested in E.P.Bloom, the high bidder.


96    10 Jun 1862 T.J. Weir, P.B. Weir, John H. Weir, by his Atty. T.J.Weir, Margaret Weir, Isabella Weir, and Sav___Weir, heirs of John M.C. Weir dec’d, tho Joseph McCully; signed by T.J., Margaret, Bill, Villa, P.B. and Bella Weir, and “Bella Weir PB”; witness depose that they were acquainted with T.J., Margaret, Villa. P.B. and Bella Weir and they acknowledge deed in their presence.


100    16 Oct.1862 Thomas Grisham to William L. Lafferty and Mary B. Boyd


101    2 Oct. 1862 Henderson Carter to Allen Dodson; nine shares in two tracts of land.


102  14 Sept. 1857 Mary M. Sellers, William, John, Thomas H. , Hanna, and Francis Gallant, and Nancy Wilson and husband James E. Wilson, heirs to James Gallant; Hannah signs as Hanna Clark.


105  30 May 1862 The heirs of James W. Long dec’d, viz, J.A., W.R. and G.A. Long, Maize Blackburn and wife Louisa, Willy Shugart and wife Mary H.., John Goodner and wife Nancy, and W.H. Stephenson and wife Lucy Ann all of McMinn and Bradley Counties, to Carroll Long of McMinn Co. and James R. Long of Haywood Co., NC; the Blackburns, the Goodners, and G.A.long acknowledge in Bradley Co. and the other Grantors acknowledge in McMinn Co.




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109   14 Mar. 1862  W.A.Rucker to H.H.Burk; his undivided interest in the dower of Miriam Rucker and his interest in the share of John C. Rucker dec’d.


110   22 Aug. 1862 Chancery Court Decree: Polly Lowry by her next friend Willie Lowry VS Charles McGhee in his own right and as surviving Exec. Of John McGhee dec’d, W.J.Niles and wife Margaret W., Mary McGhee widow and Admx.with Will annexed of Barclay McGhee dec’d, Ann, Margaret, John, Levina, and Mary McGhee, minor heirs and children of Barclay McGee by their Gdn. Mary McGhee; “It being suggested to the Court that the respondents have... contracted to sell, for $1500., about ten acers of land heretofore ordered to be sold for the satisfaction of the decree rendered in favor of the complainants in this Cause to the Trustees of the Athens Female College which is lying and being on the north side of Athens& bounded as follows, on the South West by lands belonging to Erastus Rowley, A.McKeldin, & the estate of A.D. Keys, and others, on the North side by the road running from town to Forest Hill, and continuing in a strait line with the road until it reaches the North line of the described land, being the land on which the Athens Female College is located....”’; land divest out of respondents and vested in fee simple in John F. Slover, William M. Sehorn, R.M.Fisher, William H. Ballew, Alexander H. Keith, R.C.Jackson, George W. Bridges, M.L. Phillips, Tim Shullings, Thomas L. Hoyl, S.K. Reeder, Willie Lowry, Andrew Hutsel, John L.Bridges , and Samual P. Ivins, trustees of the Athens Female College; the contract to supercede a contract existing between William Lowry and others and the trustees, and the money when paid is to go to Polly Lowry.


116    22 Nov 1862 G.W. Marler Sr. and G.W.Marler Jr. to David Miller.


120    4 Oct 1862  A.R.T. Rogers to Thomas Rogers; his undivided interest in land.


128   No date. Thomas Rogers to James B. Lackey of Blunt Co.; deed registered 24 Dec. 1862


129  12 Dec. 1862 Joseph S.Yoder of Virginia to William M. Sehorn; land except a house and one acre sold by me to Miss Sarah Walker, lying on the road leading form Athens to Fite’s Bridge; acknowledged in Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia.


140    26 Sep.1862 William Yearwood to son James M. Yearwood, he being physically weak; not an advancement to him and not to prevent him from sharing with my other children in my estate; for love and affection; Deed of Gift of slave.


141    31 Dec. 1862 L.L.Ball to daughter Emeline E.Weir; for the love he has for her.


144    1 Dec. 1862 Jesse H. Gaut and John B. Hoyl of Bradley CO. to John F.Sharp; land                                                  

which they bought at sale.


145  15 Mar.1861 W.T.Russel to T. J. Russell; Deed of Trust for land in Polk Co.( the beginning of this deed is on page 145 and is continued on page 279 which is among the deeds for 1864.)


155   1 Dec. 1862 County Court Decree; Ex parte proceedings, Mathew, Albert, Sham and wife Luana, Jesse Samples and wife Debby, William Bolin and wife Leticia, Jessee Grisham and wife Levina, Jonathan Jones and wife Celia, William Calhoun and wife Martha, and Henery Neal Adm. of Edmund Browder dec’d.


156   6 Nov. 1862 Circuit Court Decree; Wilson &Dixon, Adms. Of Eli Dixon dec’d VS widow and heirs; house sold to widow Malissa Dixon.


157  22 Nov. 1849 William Foster to Isaac E.Fitch of Meigs Co.; acknowledged 21 Aug. 1860.


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159    27 Jan 1863 George Wattles and Otis B. Wattles. Article of Agreement; entering into partnership in the tanning and manufacturing of leather in Athens.


160   16 Dec.1862 Eli and John C. Hellums and Rebecca Dillon to David W. Weeks; land known as the James Hellums farm.


161   25 feb.1859 William P. Allison of Walker Co.Ga. to William Cannon..


163  25 Aug. 1862 Abija Boggess of Meigs Co. to Mrs. Elizabeth S. Cowan.


164 3 May 1862 G.W.Norvill of Bradley Co. to Charles Cate.


169   5    Sept. 1860 Mathew Maddux to father Joseph Maddux; Lease; father Joseph is to live in house he now occupies for his lifetime, and Mathew agrees to care for him, “also his present wife Lettitia, is also privileged to stay on the premises so long as she behaves herself like a good affectionate wife”. 24 Feb. 1863 , witness J.C. Carlock proves deed and declares that the other witness, C.E. Mountcastle, is in the service.


170    24 Dec. 1862 Daniel Horton to Jane E. Casey.


      172   21 Sept. 1852 Claiborne Neil to brother Joseph Neil; all his interest in estate of our father John Neil who is yet living.


176   24 Feb. 1863 John Cate and William Parshall Cate to John Crews and wife Eliza formerly Cate; in consideration of an agreement; all are heirs of Simeon Cate dec’d.


181   4 Mar.1863 William Teague and wife Julian A. formerly Coats to Eliza Coats; their undivided interest, as heirs, in land of William Coats dec’d.



184   19 Mar. 1863 Elias Gibson to Charles F. Gibson; in return for slaves, stock, farming utensils, Charles F. is to go upon the farm where Elias now lives, enjoy the profits, and care for Elias and wife as long as they live, and to educate John W. Gibson, son of Elias, and give him at age 21, a horse, saddle and bridle.


187    24 Mar. 1863 Charles Staples to William H..Staples.


190   6 Mar.1863 James Gregory to Andrew hut sell; land subject to natural life estate interest of Eleanor Burk formerly the widow of Tapley Gregory dec’d.


191   10 Feb.1863 E.T.and Ga. R.R. Co. to R.C.Jackson; whereas on 14 Aug 1862, the Board of Directors for the East Tenn. And Ga. R.R. Co. ordered that James H.Reagan and Jno. L. Bridges be appointed a Committee to sell the old office and lot of the company at Athens; north half of lot 20.


192   Thomas Stephens to Pleasant Lane of Monroe Co.; 23 Mar.1863.



193   8 Jan. 1863 C.L.Rice to J.F.Elkins of Polk Co.


195   5 Sept. 1859 John M.Lowry to John Lowry; in consideration of land conveyed to me by John and James H. Lowry, I covenant to pay to Robert A.Lowry, per annum during the life of my father and mother John and Elizabeth Lowry, as my part of their support, and at their death, to pay sum to the living children of said John except Robert A. Lowry; and the children of such children as are dead; the part coming to the children of Jane Neely ( who is now dead.) not to be paid to their father, but to them or their Gdn.


196  No date. Robert A.Lowry to father John Lowry; in consideration of land conveyed to me by said John and James H. Lowry, I covenat to decently support said John and his present wife Elizabeth Lowry, they being my father and mother, for their lifetime, and to pay sum at their death to their living children except John M.Lowry, and the children of those that are dead; money coming to children of Jane Neely (who is dead) is not to be paid to their father, but to them or their Gdn.


197   7 May 1862  County Court Decree; James Orton, adm. of John Baker dec’d VS Cal, Hamilton and James Baker, Sol Bogard and wife Catharine, Sarah and Elizabeth Baker, Mary Baker, widow of John Baker ; land sold to E.P. Bloom.





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202  9 Apr. 1857 Rankin Co., Miss.; Marriage contract between William E. Coleman and Frances C.Walker formerly of Ga. But now of said county, James S. and Freeman Walker, Trustees; Frances C. is possessed in her own right of about $33,000., part in her possession and part in the possession of said trustees for the purpose of collection; acknowledged in Rakin Co. Miss.



204  5 May 1858 Upson Co. Ga.; Petition of Daniel Grant, James S. and Freeman Walker, William E. Coleman and wife Frances C.;by marriage settlement ,9 Apr. 1857 in Rakin Co., Miss. Between William E. Coleman and Frances C., James S. and Freeman Walker were appointed Trustees; William E. and Frances C. have removed to Ga. And the Trustees live in Miss., and a large part of the estate is in said Upton Co.Ga.; Daniel Grant appointed Trustee; Documents registered in McMinn Co. 18 Apr.1863.


207  13 Nov 1862 Margaret Rice, Obligation; Margaret Rice, widow of Henry Rice, releases to the heirs her right of dower, in return for their releasing to her all their clam to property that was hers before their marriage.


210  4 Apr 1863 Allen Boon, Exec. Of Samuel hardy dec’d to Jacob.George, William, and John Vance.


211  3 Feb. 1863 M.G.McNabb to N.B.McNabb; his on undivided share, as heir, in land of James McNabb, dec’d; 200 acres of which his part is about 22 acres.


212    3 Feb.1863 M.G.McNabb to N.B.McNabb; the share of Taylor McNabb, which he purchased, in land formerly owned by Elizabeth McNabb, dec’d; Taylor her heir.


213  30 Dec. 1860 Elizabeth Stafford to Thomas Rogers; Power of Atty. to sell land.


         214  10 Oct 1862 Agreement; Daniel, Nancy W., Samuel H., R.R., George W., James B., and Delphina A. Thompson with H.P. and G.W.Williams, and James A. Peck;  Thompson’s agree to lease their Iron Works for five yrs, and the Williams and Peck agree to repair the Iron Works and put it in operation; but any time that the Williams and Peck should be stopped by the authorities of the United States of America , is not to be counted in the five years; of the said H.P. Williams shall be forced out with the Conscript, then this obligation to be null and void, if he wishes it to be; M.E.Rogers signs with the Thompson’s.


219    18 May 1863 Peter L. Bryant of Bradley Co. to Thomas G. Bryant.


220    Jan 1863 William (W.M.) Heiskell and wife Virginia formerly Netherland, and James M. Yearwood and wife Cornelia formerly Neatherland, to William L. Rice; their undivided 2/7 interest, as heirs in land of Dr. J.W. Netherland dec’d. on which his widow now resides and has dower.


222  Jun 1863 R.C.Jackson to D.W. Prather, Charles Staples, Mitchell Gaston, Morris C. Sullins, J.D. Gaston, A.J. Prather, and Alexander Turner, Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Cedar Springs Camp Ground; for regard for the Church; ¼ acre were the church now stands.


227  17 Apr 1854 William R. and Joseph H. Walker, Division of Land that was willed to them by their father Robert Walker.


230  8 Jul 1863 Marshal Arnwine to Zechariah Rose; land deeded to him by his father John Arnwine.


235  22 Jul 1863 Ephraim Sawtell to A.S. Jones and M.P. Sally of Wane Co.Ky. Bill of Sale for a colored woman  named Elizabeth Willer, wife of William.


238  5 Aug.1863 Madison Love of Sequatchee Co. to Charles L.King and Joseph Alexander.


239  7 Oct.1862 John W. Paris to Thomas Mayfield of Polk Co.


241  1863 Michael C. Reynolds of Monroe Co. to James K. and John N. Reynolds.


244  8 Sept. 1857 John, Hugh B., William G. and Mary C. Robinnett, heirs of Michael Robinnett dec’d, to James L. Lemons; signed by John and H.B.Robinnett and A.J. and Mary Guffey.



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246    18 Aug. 1863 Thomas G. Bryan to H.H. Rudd of  Hamilton Co.


255   3 Sept. 1863 Asa Ambrister of Roane Co. to Laura V. Gerding wife of Fre___ W. Gerding and daughter of the late Alphonse de Montyr of Roane Co.; land in Rhea Co.


258    23 feb.1863 Fargus M.Kilgore To Mary Ann McCasland.


259    Nov.1862 Pheby White to Mary Grisham.


260    9 Mar.1863 H.H. Matlock to Ed jerkins; land for the services of Ed Jerkins in the Confederate Service as a substitute for H.H. Matlock.


267    20 Feb,1864 Montgomery Kibler of Bradley Co. to Henry D.Massereau.


268  16 Mar. 1864 Marriage Contract between  Alferd C.Aytes and Loretta Reed; to be married on 17th inst. They agree that her own property is to be reserved to her and her two children.


281  10 Apr.1860 Marcus B. John and wife Mary Ann to James Willson; land except mother’s dower; acknowledged in Maries Co, Mo. on same date.


284  2 Aug. 1864 James Denton to Calvin Denton; Deed of Trust; James is Gdn. of Isaac and Matilda Denton, children of William and Amanda Denton, and Joseph Keepheart (Keetheart) of Monroe Co. is his security.


285  21 Aug. 1861  W.C.,M.A., Leah, J.L., Rachel B. Robert Y., and M.A. Vaughan, Reynolds and Sarah A.E. Cantrell, H.R. and Mary I.Chesnutt, to Calvin Denton; farm that belonged to Thomas Vaughan at his death.


289    1 Nov. 1864 Robert N. McEwen of Know Co. to Edwin Abate Sr. and John L. Atlee.


290    1 May 1863 A.C. Robeson and Rebeca Buttram to Mary A., Narcissa C. , Samuel H.,and James H.Hamilton; Title Bond to land when the Hamiltons reach 21.


291    9 Dec. 1864 John H.Cassaday of Roane Co. to A.J. Shelton.



295  10 Dec. 1864 Samuel A. McDermott, Adm. of James E. McDermott dec’d to Louiza A. McDermott Deed of Trust for his undivided sixth intrest in 3000 acers in Monroe Co. known as the McDermott farm, and to house and lot in Athens; is indebted as Adm. of P.M. Cooke wife of James B.Cooke, and Louisa A., Inez, and Julia McDermott; acknowledged in Knox. Co.


298    30 Dec.1864 William M. Sehorn to Eliza Wattle.


308  14 Apr. 1865 David A.Cobb(Cobbs) to A. Blizard; Deed of Trust for land where he now lives , bound on the S. by Chilhowie Mt.; is indebted to various persons and to the heirs of Thomas B. Mayfield, to wit, Frances, Elizabeth, Louisa ,Penelope, Mary, Letitia, Elvina, Emaline.


309   22 May 1863 Samuel  P. Henderson to Charles A.Proctor of Polk Co.; Mortgage deed.


312    25 Oct., 1862  James Prichard to Elizabeth J.Rudd.


313    10 May 1865 J.A. Long to C.Long in trust for Mahala Jane Long, wife of said J.A., and her children. Nancy Annett, James Robert  Dudley, John Bascum, Rufus Albert Spencer, William Carrol Clinton, and Matta Carry Long, and any other children that may be born to her; “whereas a great portion of my funds came by my wife which was mainly vested in my lands.”


316  22 Jun.1865 Robert Smith to Children  Robert P., Elizabeth and Presley C. Smith; for love and affection; Land.


317   22Jun.1865 Robert Smith to youngest son Jesse Smith aged nine years old the 15th of April 1865; for natural affection; the home place.


318   30 Jun.1865  Robison Snider to Montgomery Snider; Deed of Trust; is indebted, together with H.M.Bales and Chas.Metcalf, to James A. Darwin, adm. f John T.Blevins dec’d.


319   1 Jul.1865 James P.Taylor to Henrietta P.Rudd.


322  11 Jul.1865 William H.Bridges to father James H. Bridges, aged, almost helpless and in decline of life, for love and affection, for his lifetime and then to Horace A. Bridges, for love and affection.


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324  13 Jul.1865 J.A.Hoskins and wife Mary E. of Whitfield Co. Ga. To J.H. Magill; lot in Mouse Creek upon which Mary E.Shedden now Mary E. Hoskins formerly lived.


327    28 Jun.1865 J.E. Caldwell of Bradley Co. to William F. Baumann of Knox Co.


328  7 Sept. 1863 J.Jack to S.H. and F.M. Jack.


328    19 September 1862 Benjamin Eldridge to Montraville Reynolds, School Commissioners; for the advantage of a convenient and permanent school and for the purpose of the cause of Religion; land contiguous to the Middle Creek Academy.


329    9 Aug. 1865 Stephen J. Melton to Henry H. and Thomas M. Glaze.


333    5 Apr. 1865 Samuel Firestone to son Samuel Polk Firestone; for love.


334  5 Apr.1860 Samuel Firestone to daughter Permelia Firestone; for love; land of which Mathias Firestone died possessed.


334    20Aug.1863 Samuel Firestone to daughter Sarah Purdy; for love.


346   28 Aug.1865 James W. Netherland to John P. Netherland; his undivided one seventh of farm occupied by the late Dr. James W. Netherland.


347  13 Jun 1865  Hugh L. and Alexander E.Moore; Deed of Trust for land know as the farm purchased by William Moore Sr. in his lifetime.


352   20 Nov 1854 William M. Baker to Clemuel Gregory; “the third part of all the land that Alexander Baker died possessed of the legacy of Wilson Baker”.


35313 Jul. 1863 John O. Bottom of Meigs Co. to T.L. Farrell.


355  18 Sept.1865 Martin Bunch to A.Howard and wife R.Howard and Jasper Faris and wife Margaret ; Deed of Gift.


358    28 Aug.1865  John Brandon and wife Telitha to Benjamin A.Prophet.


362   25 Sept 1865 Mary A. and W.M. Carson to F.A. Pettitt and wife Sarah E.; land deeded to Mary A.,W.M. and Sarah E.Carson; by agrement of all  parties.


363  2 Oct.1865 William T.McCarty to William G.B.Britt of Dooley Co.Ga ; his undivided sixth part of lands of his father John L. McCarty dec;d, laying in McMinn , Bradley and Meigs Counties.


364  27 1865 Copy of Discharge of William B.Shelton, a private of Lt.Wiley M.Christian’s Co.B., First Tenn. Infantry, who was enrolled 3 Dec 1862; discharged 3 Aug. 1865 at Nashvilleform service of the United States; born in McMinn Co., is 19 yrs of age, 5’9”high ,red complexion, yellow eyes, red hair, and by occupation when enrolled a mechanic; Shelton makes Oath of Identity, and says he was in the regiment cmmanded by R.K. Byrd.


366  5 Oct 1865 John R.  Porter to daughter Martha Sharp; for love.


365   7 Oct 1865 Jamison L.Mynatt and wife Mary E. to James Parkison; Deed of Trust for their undivided hald interest in land that was willed to Mary E. Mynatt and Sarah I. Weir by their father William R. Weir dec’d.


 of W.H.Cooke dec;d, except timber to make 10,000 rails for fencing on D.H. and R F Kimbrough’s farm should they need the same.


370    15 Oct. 1865 M T Stanfield of Monroe Co.. to SD Stanfield.


371    17 Oct 1865 William D.Smith to William H.Ballew; Deed of Trust for his undivided interest in land willed by Jackson Smith dec’d to his daughter Eliza Emeline Lowry now dec’d.


374   23 Oct.1865 Alfred Swafford to Larkin F., John L.M. and Alfred A .Swafford.


379   15 Feb. 1865 Ann Bonner, widow of James Bonner dec’d, Agreement with Preston G.B.Melton ; Melton leasing her land for farming on shares.


383  13 Nov.1865  Marriage Contract between William C.Eblin and Mrs. E.L. McElorath now a widow; contemplate marriage on 14 Nov 1865;  her property to remain hers, including farm and mills at mouth of Eastanallee Creek.


384  9 May 1855  B C Jamison to Bogan Cash; witnesses identify handwriting of Jamison now dec’d.


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384  18 nov 1865  James W.Plank to William J.Plank; $400.00 for 79 acers and Deed of Gift for another 79 acres.


387 24 Nov.1864 Joseph H.Smith to Burrell Hamilton, a Freed Man.


39027 Sept. 1864 Alfred Swafford to William C. ,Nancy P., and Joel C. Cole, heirs of Elizabeth Cole; for love; said Elizabeth Cole to have use of land for purpose of raising and schooling said children until they become of age.


396  9 Dec.1865 William D.Browder to David A. and William Browder of Monroe Co.; land in McMinn and Monroe Co.


397  24 Nov.1865 Thomas M. Dodson to James Reed, Marion, and Martin Davis.


414    12 Sept.1865 Thomas A.Cass to W.M.Cass.


415    28 Dec.1865 Calvin M. Johnson and wife Lucinda to J.H.Magill; Deed of Trust.


418    2 Nov.1865 Charles V.Orton to Charles V.Orton Jr.


419    6 Sept. 1865 Copy of Decree of Meigs Co. Circuit Court, David L. Hutsell, CLK.;29 Dec. 1858, Petition for Partition; J___P. Denton and wife Sarah Ann  Jehu or John T. Denton and wife Narcissa, Tyler Nance and wife Polly Ann, Thomas H. Smith and wife Jemima, heirs of Thomas Wamack dec’d VS J.W.Roberts and wife Polly Ann, William, Jacob, Thomas, Daniel, and Samuel Wamack, the three last minors by Gdn.E.W. Roberts.


422    16 Dec. 1865 Moses Bonner to daughter Elizabeth Jane Bonner; for love.


423  13 Jan 1866 Clemule Gregory to Elijah N. and James  F.H. Gregory; for love.


426   13 Jan. 1866 George A. Caldwell of Sullivan Co. to James M. Henderson; lots 88 and 89 upon which said Caldwell recently resided.



427   6 Jul.1863 Thomas Cooper to W.T. Peck and N.C. Peck the daughter of said Cooper.




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45    16 Jan.1866 David Weir of Bradley Co., to Jackson H. Downey.


46  13 Oct.1865 G.H H. Dill to John A.Shipman of Bradley Co.


60   16 Aug.1865 Thomas Cooper To Clarisa Elizabeth Oregon Williams, Thomas Cooper Williams, and Mary Cooper Williams, heirs of  Mary Elizabeth Williams the daughter of Thomas Cooper; for love.


62    16 Aug.1865 Thomas Cooper to Eliga Williams and Eliza Celestine Williams. The daughter of  Thomas Cooper; for love.


66    4 Jan.1866 James P.Robeson to Margaret Shook.


67    25 Sept.1865 Mary A.Carson and Sarah E. and F.A. Pettitt to William M. Carson; divison of land deeded William M , Sarah E. and Mary Ann Carson; Sarah E. is wife of F.A. Pettitt.


69  15 Jul.1865 Samuel T.Riddle to daughter Martha Dixon; land, for natural affectio and for the particular attention she paid to me and her mother Mary Riddle my wife in our affliction and under the infirmities of age.


72  24 Mar.1866 D.A. Wilkins of Ga. To J.M. Wilkins; acknowledged in Fulton Co.,Ga.



74    24 Mar.1866 Francis M.Millard to Edwin A. Atlee, Andrew Hutsell, G.W. Millard, Thomas A.Cass, and Charles Pickens, Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church; one acre on which Andrew Chaple now stands.


78    7 Apr. 1866 C.Zimmerman to Emily A. and Letitia M. Evans; my home place except the house and lot leased for life to Margaret H. Reed.


79    3 Apr.1866 Allen Dennis Sr. to Allen Dennis Jr.



80    16 Mar 1866 Andrew J. and William H. Wingo to Elias Gibson, Plumley McGrew, William McKinsey, William Barker and Clement Eaton, Trustees of the Methodist Epsicopal Church; $25.; one acre, a portion of the tract known as the Deaderick Mill property.


83    26 Dec. 1865  Thomas Cooper to W.H. Cooper. For $2500. of donation towards his part of my estate.


86    26 Nov. 1853 James McNabb, Adm. with Will annexed of Ezekiel Bonner, to Mathew G. McNabb.



89    24 Apr. 1866 William Burns to Benjamin F.Green; one half of his drug store in Athens.


90    7 May 1866 Wellington H. Rothwell, Adm. of Allen Dodson dec’d. to A.D. Bryant.


93    15 Mar. 1866 William Burk Sheriff to Milton L. Phillips and Archibald Blizard; 553 acers known as the Metcalfe Factory Property and also the Madison Love farm.; sale of Joseph M. Alexander’s interest in said property. Sold to satisfy judgments.


94    23 May 1866 Daniel Heiskell to William H. Heiskell; for love.


96  4 Apr. 1866 Bank of Tennessee. Samuel Watson, Pres., and W.J.Cochran. Cashier, to Samuel Watson of Cheatham co.; Deed of Trust for all property of the Bank in the following Tenn. Towns.; Nashville, Clarkswille, Memphis, Sommerville, and Brownsville, and for all notes, bonds, and other assets of the bank and to sell same; “in compliance with the act of the legislature of Tenn entitled an act to wind up and settle the business of the Bank of Tennessee.”


102    20 May 1866 Ewill Smith toJ.L.Hurst; Deed of Trust; is indebeted to Emily C.Redmon.


103  7 Jun. 1866 Gabriel Clark, Declaration of intention as a house keeper and head of a family to claim a homestead exemption, under the provision of the homestead law.


104  11 Jun.1866 John Scarbourgh to son Wm.H. Scarbrough; his one third interest in land and mills.


105  28 Mar. 1838 William H. Deadrick to Thomas J. Campbell in Trust for daughter Eliza Ann Vandyke formerly Deadrick and her husband T. Nixon Vandyke and thier heirs; for love; part of property sold to Deadrick by Samuel M.Gantt, befinning at a stake near the Presbyterian grave yard; Deadrick reserves the right of a family burying ground in 1/8 of an acer at the begining corner of the tract; acknowledged 11 apr. 1838; reistered 12 Jun. 1866.


106  7 Jun. 1866 Robert H. Wells of Polk Co. to George F. Miller of Pennsylvania.


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107  7 Jun. 1866 H.C. Hyman to H. Human.


108   9 Oct. 1865 George S. Snody and wife Sarah A. to Robert F. Cooke; acknowledged in McDonough Co. Ill.


113  27 Jun. 1866 David Cleage to William Burns. J.J. Helms, Charles M. Keith, Cyrus Zimmerman, Otis B. Wattles, Thomas E. Williams and Theodore Richmond, Vestry of St. Paul’s Parish of the Episcopal Church in Athens; $250; lot. Beginning 17 feet and and 8 inches from the Brick Shop  formerly occupied by George Sehorn ow occupied by J. A. Hyden , thence North with the line of the street 45 feet 4 inches....the same conveyed to me by Ephraim Sawtell by deed dated 11 Mar. 1842.


114    4 Dec. 1865 Reynolds  Cantrell to the Little Hope Babtist Church.


114  4 Jun. 1866 County Court Decree; E. Walker, Adm. of James McAffrey dec;d , VS Wm. Sehorn and others; notice of sale in the Cleaveland Banner; land bought by Nancy McAffrey and by Wm. M. Sehorn; title divested out of heirs ; Taylor, John and Alexander McAffrey.


117    13 July 1866 James C. Calhoun of Chattanooga to James C. George of Meigs Co.; his undivided interest in estate of James Calhoun dec’d who died in Polk Co. coming to him as grandson of the dec’d; Deed of Trust.


120  8 Sept. 1865  Articles of Agreement; John J. and William Mm. Dixon ,.parties of the first  part, agree to get “Eureka Mills” in complete running order, and Thomas B., James and F.B.McElwee (McElwee and Sons) parties of the second part, are to manage the mills for 5 yrs.


124  27 Jul.1866  James R. Lowry to John D. Lowry and A.A.Newman; Deed of Trust for his intrest in lands of father Daniel Lowry dec’d.


125  3 Aug.1866  John T. McCarty of Meigs Co. to William T.McCarty of Ga.; his 1/6 undivided interest in lands of father John L.McCarty.


126  1 Jun. 1865  Contract between William Cass and Burrel B. Melton; Cass is to board and clothe  in comfortable Janes and cotton clothing ( such as he wears himself) the said Melton at the rate of $75. per yr. For a certain note which said Melton holds on Thomas A. Cass; if Melton should die, then his effects to be property of said William Cass.



127  14 Apr. 1866 James C.Carlock to Nancy J. Thomasson and Mary O. Green.


130   8 Aug. 1866 Nat. D. Smith of Catoosa Co. Ga. To Richard Wilson of same.


131  8 Aug. 1855 John J. Smith of Walker Co. Ga. And Martha A.Smith and husband John B. Smith of Whitfield Co. Ga. To Richard Wilson of Catoosa Co Ga.; the undivided 2/3 part in land after the death of N.D.Smith who has a life estate in same; land laid off to Jackson Smith


133   20 Apr. 1863 Thomas and Nathan Melton and Reuben F. Maston to James Melton. James Pane, Moses Cass, Warren Hyden and Thomas Melton, Trustees for the Parsonage of the Athens Circuit Methodist E. Church South, $327.50; 15 acres.


134  15 Aug. 1866 Robert Smith claims lands under the Homestead Act.


135  17 Aug. 1852 Copy of Chancery Court Decree; Robert F., Hezekiah C., George W. and James B. Cooke, Daniel Thompson and wife Nancy W., Duke W. Kimbrough and wife Eliza, Thomas Cooper and wife Clarissa, Elmira Cooper, James Carson and wife Adaline, John D. Chatten and wife Susan, Caleb R. Hoyl, and Clinton D. Postman W., Mary B.J., David, and Susan Hoyl minor children of Sarah M. Hoyl dec’d by their Gdn. Caleb R. Hoyl; Ex Parte; William H. Cooke died 9 Oct. 1848, testate, in McMinn Co.


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140    7 Sept. 1866 Willis B. Carr to William H. and George W. Smith of Polk Co.


146   16 Nov. 1865 J.F. Elkins to S.H. Dickey of Monroe Co.


153   13 Oct. 1866 M. Whitten to Alfred S.Haley; one dental chair, one spittoon, ect. Which are in Whitten’s office in Chattanooga; Haley to secure and sue for them if necessary.


154Copy of Discharge, issued 3 Jun 1865, and Oath of Identity, 26 Oct.1866 of John H. Henegar, a Private of Capt. Newton Hooker’s Company (C), 4th Reg. Tenn. Inf. Volunteers, United States service; was enrolled 1 Sept. 1862; discharged at knoxville; born in McMinn Co. is 19 yrs of age, 5 ‘10” , fair complexion, black eyes; discharged signed by Charles M. Judd, Lt.


157    11 Oct. 1866  W.C.Vaughan to N.B.Dunn; Deed of Trust of  personal property; is indebted to Ann Eliza Dunn, Adm. with Will annexed of E. H. Dunn.


160    No date  Grandville A.J. Baker and wife Sarah C. of full age; Power of Atty to Woodson H. Wetherly to collect her share of estate of her grandfather and her mother; acknowledged in Henry Co.


164   21 Nov.1866 A.S.Casey and wife . Elizabeth Casey to Lavina Sloop widow of James Dloop; ther undivided ¼ of lands sold to george H. James Sloop in 1846 and 1848.


171   6 May 1859  Andrew Boyd of Meigs Co. to Duke Ward.


172   12 Nov.1866 Josiah Rowan to John W. Cloniger, both of Monroe Co.


173   21 Nov. 1866 James C. Carlock, Declaration for Homestead.


172   21 Nov. 1866  James C. Carlock to John B. Hoyl of Bradley Co.; Deed of Trust for land , excluding his homestead, which was the old homestead quarter of David Hoyl dec’d; Carlock is Gdn. of David H. Greene a minor, and is also Adm. with Will annexed of Torrence J. Paris dec’d,  and as such is held to his collateral heirs, among whom are the children of John J. Payne, Sarah Vanzant, the minor heirs of Mary Hickey dec’d, C.H. Ward and wife Jerusha; David H. Greene comes to a majority on 27 Feb. 1868.


174  26 Nov. 1866 Thomas E. Cox, Declaration for Homestead.


177  10 Oct. 1866  John R. Porter and Martha J. Sharp to A. McKinsey; acknowledged by Martha J. Sharp apart from her “said Husband”


180  30 Nov. 1866 Alfred Hanks, Declaration for Homestead, under 2114 Section Artical 11 of the Code of Tennessee.


180  13 Jul. 1866 Martha A. Meredeth to daughter Jincy A. Styles, for love, and at her death to Martha E. Malone only child of said Jincy.


184  12 Jul. 1865 Discharge from the service of the U.S. of John Small, pvt of Capt. Robert J. Patty’s Co. (F) 4th Reg. Of Tn. Cavalry Vol., who was enrolled 6 May 1863; discharged by reason of Special  Authority for Tn.Troops ; born  in McMinn Co. is 21 yrs of age, 6’, fair complexion , gray eyes, dark hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer.


185  1 Aug. 1866 John B. Cobb to his sons John A., Joseph L. James C. and Jones B. Cobb; for love; all his intrest in estate of mother Mary Beavers dec’d in Greenville District, SC ,  it being Mary Beavers’ interest in estate of Sarah McJunkin dec’d.


190    1 Dec. 1866 John Jenkins to William Spencer of Polk Co.


196  19 Nov. 1866 Mary E. Jones of  Hamilton Co., Ohio, Articles of Agreement with Thomas H. Murry late of Washington Co.,Tn; they are entering into copartnership in mercantile business and practice of medicine in Mouse Creek; Mary E. Jones to stock the store and her husband James S. Jones to be clerk, they share profits in both ventures.


197  12 Dec. 1866 Lorinda Eldridge of Hamilton Co. to Charles L. Matlock; her undivided 1/5 interest in dower land of Sarah Matlock, widow of William Matlock.


198  14 Sept. 1865 Erastus Rowley to Henry Lemuel Rowley, colored man.


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199  14 Sept. 1865 Erastus Rowley to Nelson Gettys, colored man.


200  21 Aug. 1865 F.A. , William B., and John J. Dixon and Elizabeth Cole to J.W. Dixon, all heirs of William Dixon dec’d.


201  17 Dec.1866 Cyntha Robertson to George W.Bridges; home near the Depot.


203  5 Jul. 1865 Discharge for service of the U.S. of Thomas Anderson. A Sgt. of  Capt. James H. Walker’s Co. F , 2nd Reg. Of Tn. Cavalry Vol. Who enrolled 1 Aug.1862; discharged at Nashville by reason of General Order No.83; born in Knox Co. is 22 yrs of age, 6’1’’ , dark complexion, dark eyes, black hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer; transportation to be furnished to Maryville; sighed by L.W. Hosea,  Capt. 16th Inf. (at the heading of this instrument the clerk has written “Eagle” in large letters, to indicate the Eagle Symbol on the original.)


205  2 Jan. 1867 Henry Lemule Rowley, Lewis E. Cleage, Albert J. and Burrel Hamilton to Otis B. Wattles; Deed of Trust of lots between Athens and the E.T.& Ga. R.R. as registered in Book L, page 593; they are indebted to Mary E. Trusdell.


206  19 May1866 Liddia Armstrong to Viny Rowley; one half of a lot she bought of James Bayless.


208  27 Nov. 1866 Copy of Chancery Court Decree; Erastus Rowley VS Athens Female College. At public sale of the building, school furniture, out buildings, and twelve acres of land on the northern limits of Athens, Erastus Rowley by his agent E.A.Atlee was high bidder at $7150. all of which sum was owed to him by the college. Except $431.88; the twelve acres bounded as follows, adjoining the lands of E. Rowley and A.McElden on the west, A.Cleage and A. Caldwell on the North, A.Cleage and R.M.Fisher on the East, and J.H.Hornsby and C.A.Jordan or Mrs. Ewry  on the South.


209  22 Dec 1866 Circuit Court Decree; Powell H. George Adm. of Wm. George dec’d VS widow and heirs; sale held 13 Oct. 1866 after advertising in the Athens Press, a newspaper published in Athens.


214  14 Jan. 1867  William M Seahorn to Henry L. Rowley, Albert J. Hamilton, Lewis Cleage Evens ( Lewis Evens Cleage?) Burrel Hamilton, and Emanuel Hoyl Trustees of Zion Church; Lot No.1 in Sehorn’s Addition to the town of a stake on the road leading form Athens to Mouse Creek Depot.


215  19 Jan.1867  William P. Carmack to John Worthman of  Bradley Co.


216  26 Jan 1867 Warner Trew to Jesse J.Trew; intrest in estate of father Thomas Trew.


217  5 Feb. 1867 Jacob Graves, Jacob Sharp and wife Vilena, William Smart and wife Lucinda, Isaac Smart and wife Elizabeth, John McEnturff and wife Nancy and Union Graves, widow of said Christopher and J. Russell Atkinson, to James Gregory; all  their intrest in land.


220  24 Jan.1867  James Dennis to Isham and David H. Dennis; his 5/8 interest in land, adjoining Mark and Craighton Dennis; Attest; Joel and John Dennis.


221    Dec.1866 Petition by citizens, now without the corporate limits of Athens, to have limits extend one half mile in all directions form the Court House and to hold an election for such purpose; signed by M.A.Helm, M.L. Phillips, A.Blizard, W.C.Owen, F.Brigham, Wm. A.Warren, J. Albert Hyden, John F.Slover, S.M. Henderson, T. Richmond, Edwin A. Atlee, J.M.Berger, E.Walker, Horrance Phillips, A.L.Henderson, Nat. C.Jones, J.M.Clementson J.S.Henery. James B. Rudd, David Nave, Wm.H.Briant, T.W. Warren, Frederick Miller, B.F.Green, R.M. Craig, G.W.Standifer, A.C.Aytes, R.A. Lester, R.M.Fisher; Judges J.D.Moore, Bernhart Gilbert, and James Turner certify that at an election held 2 Feb. 1867 the vote in favor of extension was 21 to 0.


222    Apr.1866 Circuit Court Decree; W.S.Foster, Adm. of S.W.Foster dec’d VS Amands Foster widow, Susan J., Mary M, Margaret V., Tennessee C. Catharine C., Nancy R., and A.Simpson Foster, minor heirs of S.W. Foster and only children.


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223    15 Feb, 1867 James R.Buckner, Declaration for Homestead.


224    28 Jan.1867 Jeremiah F.Strange to Arthur Davis Whitfield Co.Ga.


227  1 Mar. 1867 Elizabeth Grisham, Declaration for Homestead; land on which she and family live, husband Thomas Grisham having abandoned her and family.


229  21 Sept. 1866 Whereas P.P. Owen as Trustees did on 16 Feb. 1861 sell land to T. H. and Mary H. McCarty Execs. Of John L. McCarty dec’d and whereas William Cox has redeemed said land, and whereas T.H. McCarty has sense deceased; Mary H. McCarty, surviving Exec. To Winna Cox, Letha Bandy, Clarenda Wilky and Philip Cox, children of said William Cox.


2312 Mar. 1867 James K..P.Ball, adm. of Levin L. Ball dec’d to J.C. Scates; Levin L. had made Title Bond.


234   2 Mar. 1867 Mrs. Mary B. Boyd, Lease of two rooms in her house for one year to William Gage.


235  18 Mar.1867 James M. Henderson to David Prather a freed man; a copy of the A.D. Keyes plan of lots is interested in Deed Book L. page 539. ( deed book L has been missing for many yrs.)


238  5 Mar. 1867 Carter W.Cobb to William Angelo Kezer Wetmore, Charles Willard Shepherd Wetmore, Sara Florence Elenora Wetmore, and Cora Anna Willard Wetmore, minor children of W.H.and Ellen T. Wetmore, and heirs of P. F.Kezer dec’d.


242  8 Mar. 1867 Frank McCrary to brother Robert McCrary as trustee for her nieces and nephews John and Frances Cate children of David Cate who married sister Coon Cate, and Nancy Helms Virginia Frances Elizabeth Gertrudy and Sarah Celelsey and John Roberts sons and daughters “of brother Robert McCrary, all of whom are minors; for love;  personal property which she is to keep until needed.


245  18 Feb.1867 Ruben F. Maston to Isaac D. Carlock and Mary Elizabeth Knox formerly  Carlock but now the wife of Joseph S. Knox.


246  26 Sept. 1865 Jane and Harriet Thomas to Jacob Wattenbarger; 100 acres  except 10 feet square over the grave of Jonathan Thomas.


249  26 Nov.1866 Copy of Decree of Tenn. Supreme Court as Knoxville, in case of Sarah Ann Calloway a feme covert by her next friend John L. Hurst and John L.Calloway, Mary E. Calloway, Sally L. Durham and Cornelia R., Addie H. , William S., Malinda J. , Emma, and Laura Calloway, the last six of whom are minors who sue by their next friend Sarah A. Calloway  VS William S. Calloway and others; Suit concerns land and slaves deeded by Elijah Hurst, 13 Apr. 1842, to Lewis R. Hurst in trust for daughter Sarah A. Calloway; Supreme Court reverses decision of the Chancellor at Athens.


253    17 Apr. 1867 Thomas Stephens of Georgia to Ezekiel Daniel.


258   4 Jan.1867 Erastus Rowley to T.H. Pearne, J.Albert Hyden. L.F.Drake, J.F.Spence, W.C. Daily, J. W. Mann, Edwin A. Atlee, Milton L. Phillips, M.A. Helm, J B Little, R R Butler, W G Brownlow, N A Patterson, Samuel Hutsell and James Baker, in trust for the use of the Holston Annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as a male College to be called the Tennessee Wesleyan College; Twelve acers adjoining Athens on its northern limits and being the land on which the Athens Female College now stands, together with said College building and school furniture, and out buildings; $7200.00 for which a promissory note has been executed.


260  19 Apr. 1867 George F. Miller to Charles A. Proctor; land bordering on Polk Co. line, including lands owned by estate of John Reynolds dec’d; Miller acknowledges in Lebanon Co. Pa.






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263            6 May 1867     John L. Bridges to Jackson Grubb; for a valuable consideration, transfer of costs due Bridges as former Clerk and Master at Athens; Power of Atty.


265      11 Feb 1867    Zachariah Rose to Thomas Armwine a freed man of color; part of the John Armwine land.


269      3 May 1867     John J. Maston to William McKinsey; Acknowledged by Maston in Jackson Co. Mo.


271      29 Apr 1867    William C. Owen to Virginia Brigham.


272      1 Jun 1867       Joseph A. Dillard, Declaration for Homestead.


276      6 Jun 1867       Henry Latham to Augustin G. Bryant of Haralim [sic] Co., Ga.


277      6 Jun 1867       Henry Latham to William J. and S.A. Bryant of Haralson Co., Ga.


278      3 Jun 1867       Henry Latham to Alfred C. Blevins and wife Katharine, Benjamin F. Morgan and wife Sarah A., Alfred C., Joseph, and Elizabeth Stipe, all of Georgia.


279      8 Aug 1866      Agreement between McElwee and Sons and John J. Dixon and Sons, concerning Eureka Mills.


280      14 Jan 1867     Agreement between William C. Davis and P.H. George; Davis sells George one half interest in the Press office, a Printing office in Athens; they are to share expenses and profits, Davis is to have exclusive control of the Editorial department of the Paper, Davis is to make a hand in said  office, and George is to hire H.C. Horton to make a hand as Book Keeper and Clerk.


281      7 Jun 1861       Mary Sellers, William, Thomas H., and Frances Gallant, and Hannah Clark formerly Gallant, to John O. Bottom.


282      15 Mar 1867    Isaac M Grubb of Iowa to Peter J. Grubb of McMinn Co.; undivided interest in land; acknowledged in Des Moines Co., Iowa.


283      22 Jun 2867     Joseph W. Gibson Sheriff to O.P. Hall; judgment rendered against Nathaniel D. and John J. Smith and O.P. Hall, and the interest of the Smiths in lands where Nat. Smith Sr. now lives, 10 Sep 1864.


285      27 Jul 1865      Henrietta P. Howard to M.A Helm & Co.; signed by John R. and Henrietta Howard, and Henrietta acknowledges apart from her husband.


287      22 Oct 1866    John M. Sehorn to William M. Sehorn in trust for sister Elizabeth C. Engledow and Martha, George R., Catharine D., Mary, Alice, and Richard and Oliver Engledow; for love; house and Lot No. 115 in Athens.


288      1 Jul 1867        William P. and James S. Varnell of Calhoun to John H. Bruner Trustee of the Ambrister fund of the Holston Conference of the Methodist

Episcopal Church South; for $600; lot 58 in Calhoun on which said William P. now resides.


            289      15 Jul 1867      Thomas H. Gallant, Declaration for Homestead.


290      22 Jul 1867      William H. Bridges to William H. Briant and T. Richmond; lot 3 in Athens, bounded on the S by Washington Street.


291      22 Jul 1867      William H. Briant and Theodore Richmond to Rebecca O. Bridges.


292      26 Jul 1867      William R. Grubb of Catoosa Co., Ga, to George W. Ross.


298      13 Aug 1867    Copy of Decree of County Court rendered Jan 1861 in case of John Cunningham, Regular Gdn. VS Joseph and Mary Ann Howard by Gdn. Ad libelum; at sale 29 Dec 1860, John Cunningham was the high bidder.


300      9 Jan 1866       George W. Wallis of Rhea Co. to Thornton C. Goddard.


301      15 Aug 1867    Wm. H. Bridges and wife Rebecca O. to Ezekiel Daniel.


301      2 Oct 1865      S.P. Hale, Gdn. Of J. M.  Yearwood, agreement with John C. and James Dean and Charles M. Keith; Hale leases farm upon which James M. Yearwood dec'd formerly lived to John C. Dean, for five years, unless Chancery Court orders sale.


305      19 Aug 1867    Thomas B. McElwee to James and Frank McElwee; transfer of his interest in the mercantile establishment of McElwee & Walden in Decatur, Alabama and his interest in the Dixon Cotton Factory in McMinn Co.; James and Frank are his securities on note.


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305      30 Aug 1856    Patton A. Bradford, Adm. Of John Wolf dec’d, to John Wallen; Wolf made Title Bond to Wallen, registered in Book L, page 334; 107 acres that William Helms died possessed of and by him willed to his wife Rachel during her natural life and at her death to son James Helm, the same land that Rachel now lives on, sold subject to her life estate.


306      28 May 1863   James Atkins to H.B. and S.M. Leeper of Blount Co.


307      22 Aug 1867    R.J. Patty, Tax Collector, to James Wilson; at Apr Term 1866 the land of Lewis R. Hurst was reported by N.J. Peters the then tax collector for the taxes for 1865; sale held 6 Aug 1866, after first advertising in the Cleveland Banner, a newspaper of Cleveland, there being no public newspaper published in McMinn Co.


309      No date.  F.M. Norvell, Eliza Jane Henderson, John C. and Celia J. Wilson, Isham Cottingham Gdn. For John H. Norvell’s heirs, the heirs or part of the heirs of Mrs. Mary Norvell dec’d, living in Henderson and Webster Counties, Ky.; Power of Atty. To John C. Wilson of Henderson Co., Ky. To collect their interests in estate of Mrs. Mary Norvell dec’d of McMinn Co. and in estate of brother Elijah Norvell dec’d son of Mrs. Mary Norvell; acknowledged 30 Jul 1867 by above and by J.A. Henderson in Henderson Co., Ky.


311      30 Nov 1866   Note of J.W. Blackwell to Silas Latham, which he is not to pay “before my death” as Latham has lien on copper Smith’s and Tinner’s tools, and they are his until paid.


313      7 Sep 1867      John Cunningham, J.L. Jarvis and wife M.A., and J.W. Howard to W.H. Briant and Theodore Richmond; part of lot in Athens bound on the S by Washington Street, on the W by the street that runs from Washington St.  to Mrs. Kilgore’s...said lot being known as the lot of George W. Howard dec’d.


314      9 Aug 1867      R.C. McCrary and wife R.E., and George W. Clayton and wife Elvira C., to James H. Reynolds; their 1/6 interest in land that David Crocket died possessed of and also their interest in land of John Crockett dec’d known as the Green Reynolds land, adjoining land of John K. Jackson dec’d.


315      11 Sep 1862    J.P. Briant agreement with William M. Dixon; Briant has sold to Dixon his 1/3 interest in lands, grist mill, saw mill, and cotton factory formerly owned by John J. Dixon & Co. and Dixon has given Briant notes secured by his 2/3 interest in above.


318      19 Sep 1867    Wm. M. Sehorn to Caleb McDermott (Colored).


318      17 Sep 1867    Wm. M. Sehorn to Stewart Bradford (Colored).


320      27 May 1867   Copy of Decree of Chancery Court; James H. Magill VS Rebecca A., Rebecca Ann, Susan Ann, Elizabeth, Matilda, Theodore, John W., ad Rufus Beasley, James Denton, John F. Browder, and Jasper N. Stephens; title to land

divested out of the Beasleys, heirs of John J. Beasley dec’d, subject to dower of widow Rebecca A.


320      9 Aug 1864      Copy of Circuit Court Decree; T.J. Lowry, Adm. Of Isaac Lowry dec’d VS Manerva J. Lowry widow, and Isaac R. and Wallace L. Lowry, minor heirs of Isaac Lowry.


323      24 Sep 1867    James L. Jarvis to Jacob Zeigler of Monroe Co.


324      23 Sep 1867    John Washum to Baxter Reed; where Rachel Fenny used to live.


325      9 Dec 1866      James Gregory and wife Elizabeth, Ezekiel B. and James B. Bonner, John E. Hutsell and wife Margaret, and Calvin L. Bonner all of McMinn Co., Elmore Brock and wife Mary of White Co., John H. Weir and wife Martha  of Sebaston Co., Ark., Joseph Walker and wife Sarah of Polk Co., Mo., al l heirs of James Bonner dec’d, to John H. Shearer; land adjoining the dower  of Ann Bonner.


327      2 Sep 1867      Milton L. Phillips to son Horrace Phillips; Title Bond; to made deed in two years; for love.



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328            3 Jul 1858        Copy, made 1 Oct 1867, of County Court Decree:                                           Elizabeth Sloop widow of Henry Sloop dec’d, Elizabeth and John Sloop,                           and Melvina Patterson VS Henry M. Sloop; Commissioners lay off land to                    all parties.


329   27 Sep 1867 Julia H. Philips late Julia West to Mahala Sivils; acknowledged in Hamilton Co.


339   21 Oct 1867 William Brazilton of Jefferson Co. to daughter Emily McKeldin widow of A. McKeldin dec’d lately of Athens; for love; lots 84 and 85 on             which A. McKeldin’s dwelling and store house stood.


344   1 Aug 1866   Thomas Carver to Campbell Carver; for love.


345   12 Nov 1867            Thomas B. Mayfield to Susan Gibson wife of Elias P. Gibson, Susan Gibson daughter of Timothy F. Gibson, William Mayfield son of said Thomas B. Mayfield,  Emily S., Thomas B., Jr., and Pearson Mayfield children of said Thomas B. Mayfield; lands, subject to listed debts of Thomas B. Mayfield, and he is to hold lands as heretofore with the comfortable support that he has enjoyed, and he may choose to have live with him for his lifetime any of his children and grandchildren.


346    16 Nov 1867  Silas G. Latham, Declaration for Homestead; land conveyed to him by James Ellis and registered to Deed Book L, page 168.


347   28 Aug 1855 William Brittain of Bradley Co. to Thompson Blackburn of same; land in McMinn Co. except 4 acres whereon Brittain’s Methodist Meeting House stands.


348   18 Apr 1863 Samuel A. Smith of Bradley Co. to Joseph A. Dillard.


348   18 Nov 1867            Thompson Blackburn of Bradley Co. to Edwin A. Atlee Sr. and John L. Atlee; land in deed on page 347.


350   18 Nov 1867            Marian (his mark) Davis and Martin Davis to James Reed.


350   18 Nov 1867            James Reed, Marian and Martin Davis to Morgan Davis.


351   2 Apr 1866   Copy of County Court Decree:  J.W. Plank, Adm. Of Jeremiah Knox dec’d VS Isaac B. Haney et al; Richard a., George W., Margaret S., Laura J., and John S. Knox are the only children of Jeremiah Knox dec’d; land subject to widow’s dower.


353   5 Nov 1867  Robert McCrary and wife Elizabeth to Alfred Hamilton and Charles Cleage; Title Bond to land in District 7, beginning at the bridge on the Rail Road and running West with the Race Track Road.


353   14 Sep 1867 C.L., E.B., and James B. Bonner¸ John H. Shearer and wife Paralee, heirs of James Bonner dec’d, to John E. Hutsell; their interest in dower land of Ann Bonner, widow of James.



355   30 Nov 1867  Henry Rowley, Lewis Evins, Burrel and Albert J. Hamilton to Mary E. Trousdale; Deed of Trust for lot on which the school house is situated known as the Coloured School House.


356   4 Dec 1867  Nelson M. Crockett of Bartow Co., Ga. To Rebecca W. Cantrell of McMinn Co. and Sarah Crockett of Bartow Co., Ga.; his interest in home place of John Crockett dec’d.


358      13 Nov 1867   Joseph W. Gibson Sheriff to Lou Emma Dennis; land of Jane Autry sold for judgment in 1861 and Orien Dennis by his Agent Allen Dennis was high bidder; Lou Emma is the only legal heir of Orien dec’d.


360      18 Nov 1867   Susan Campbell of Iowa to J.W. Tally; Power of Atty. To receive from William H. Briant, Atty., money due her upon a judgment obtained by her against Thomas and Thomas L. Upton in Monroe Co.; acknowledged in Washington Co., Iowa.


360      21 Nov 1867   James McDaniel to Mary A. Miller.


361      12 Dec 1867    James Peel and wife Parmelia to R.F. Cooke; land of which Mathias Firestone died possessed.


362   12 Dec 1867    R. Taylor Rutherford and wife Margaret E. to James H. Reynolds; their 1/12 interest in land that David Crockett died possessed and their interest in lands of John Crockett dec’d known as the Green L. Reynolds land.




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363         23 Aug 1867    Samuel Wilson to A.H. and S.P. Wilson; his undivided interest in land.


365      25 Nov 1867   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: John D. Lowry, F.M. Pennington et al VS David N. Varnell et al; partition of lands of Daniel Lowry dec’d among the complainants and respondents: to James R. Lowry, Lot No. 4; to Nancy J. Delzell, Lot No. 5; to John D. Lowry, Lot No. 8; to Daniel C. Lowry, Lot No. 7; to Martha N. Lowry, Lot No. 3; to Virginia M. Pennington, Lot No. 6; to Margaret A. Newman, Lot No. 2.  [The lands partitioned are described on pages 366, 372, 373, 374, 381, and 388.]


368      17 Dec 1867    Thomas B. McElwee to Jan Gilbreath and husband J.H. Gilbreath and to Wm. L. Adams as trustee for Hugh McElwee a minor; Title Bond; they are to pay his debts for the land.


375      20 Nov 1865   Martha Ball to John H. Carter; Interest that she now has or may have had in a certain dowry where she now lives upon the land that Jeremiah Knox dec’d bought.


375      20 Feb 1861    Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  James M Henderson, Adm. Of Alexander D. Keys dec’d VS Mary E. Keys widow, John, William, and David L. Keys, Rebecca and John Smith, Mary M. and C.J. Moore, Benj. And Samuel Keys, and the children of Elija Todd, Rebecca B., Mary A., and Sarah E. Todd, the last two by their Gdn., and Margaret J. and Wm. H. White; sale of lots and negroes of estate ordered and sale held 11 Oct 1860, when Alfred Caldwell became the purchaser of house and lot, 9 acres, known as the home place, adjoining J.S. Bridges, Athens Female College, A.  McKeldin, and others.


376      23 Dec 1867    Alfred Caldwell of Knox Co. to Alexander C. Robeson; the lot whereon he formerly resided in Athens, situated on the N side of the road leading from the Depot to the Court House, and bounded on the E by land of McKeldin’s heirs, on the W by lands of James S. Bridges, on the W by the Wesleyan College and others, and on the S by the road aforesaid, 9 acres; acknowledged in Knox Co.


377      30 Dec 1867    Elika A. Taylor of Monroe Co. to A. Blizard and William Bradford.


378      11 Dec 1867    John Shearer and wife Pairlee to Levi and Dianah Fitzgerald; lands of Ezekiel Bonner dec’d.


381      11 Jan 1868     A.C. Aytes and wife Loretta to Wm.H. Briant; Deed of Trust.


382      25 Nov 1867   Copy of Chancery Court decree:  C.M. Howard VS Lucinda McNabb and others; land known as Romine’s quarter set apart to C.M. Howard in accordance with Will of Justus Steed dec’d and balance of lands set apart to Lucinda McNabb.


384      6 Dec 1867      Eliza Emeline Weir to Martha Bradford of Polk Co.


387      9 Jan 1868       Edwin A. and John L. Atlee to W.A. Nelson, John F. Slover, A.C. Robeson, and the remaining officers and members of McMinn Chapter No. 74 of Royal Arch Masons in Athens, to W.G. Horton, W.B. McKeldin, Henry K. Brown, and the remaining officers and members of Meridian Sun Lodge No. 50 of ancient free and accepted masons in Athens, and John J. Helm, Thomas A. Cleage,  and John F. Slover, and the remaining officers and members of McMinn Lodge No. 54 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Athens;  $320.;  part of Lot No.9 in Athens.


391      24 Jan 1868     Clemuel Gregory to son Ambrose H. Gregory; for parental affection.


393      29 Nov 1867   Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  Morris C. Sullins, J.D. Gaston,  Timothy Sullins, Moses A. Cass, John Prather, Warren Hyden, Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South VS Richard C. Jackson;  in deed from Jackson to D.W. Prather, Charles Staples, Mitchell Gaston, Morris C. Sullins, J.D. Gaston, A.J. Prather, and Alexander Turner as Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal South at Cedar Springs, dated June 1863 and registered in Deed Book N, page 222, the word South after the word Church in the second line was left out through mistake;  Chancellor rules that word be inserted.


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394      27 May 1867   Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  Louis F. Briant VS Wm. H. Briant.  Wm. A. Nelson and wife Martha, Wm. Foster and wife Elizabeth J., Mathew S. Briant, Mary I. Briant, J.C. Pennington and wife E.C.; land sold to complainant and title divested out of respondents.


396      28 Jan 1868     Elizabeth Sloop to Mary J. Sloop; for love and affection, her 1/8 interest in lands of John Sloop dec’d and her 1/8 interest in lands of Henry Sloop dec’d.


397      9 Jan 1867       William Humphrey to Mrs. Elizabeth Bookout.


398      5 Mar 1868      Matthew Clancy and wife Malissa formerly Dixon to Samuel G. Chesnutt; house and lot in the village of Mouse Creek known as the E. Dixon house; acknowledged in Marion Co., Ind.


399      17 Oct 1867    Kissiah M. Tunnell of Autauga Co., Ala. and Esther Catharine Roberts  of McMinn Co. to Mary Ann McCasland; on 11 Aug 1858, Esther Catharine being then a married woman was entitled in her own right as one of the heirs of her father John Tunnell then late of McMinn Co. dec’d, to money due from the sale of land, and funds were invested in a lot near Athens for her sole benefit apart from her then husband James Roberts, and title was put in Kissiah as trustee; husband James Roberts has died; sale of lot in Athens....fronting on College St.; acknowledged by Kissiah in Autauga Co., Ala.


401      5 Feb 1867      County Court Decree:  M.L. Phillips, Adm. Of John E. Hickox dec’d VS Widow and heirs; land sold.


402      21 Mar 1868    William and Catharine Humphreys, Mary A. Cochran of McMinn Co., Eagleton M. and Mary J. Carson of Blount Co. to Joseph Smith. 


404      20 Feb 1867    Joseph W. Gibson Sheriff to Milton L. Phillips; land known as the home place of John L. Bridges, sold to satisfy judgment brought against Bridges by William G. Horton, Gdn. Of the minor heirs of Frank Pettitt, 7 Feb 1865.


404      28 Feb 1867    Elijah Cate and Henry M. Simpson to Samuel G. Chesnutt; Eli Dixon Tanyard lot in Mouse Creek.


405      4 Apr 1867      Joseph H. Greer to Isaac Blankinship; Title Bond to 160 acres but Greer to have 15 acres including his house, stable, and barn, for so long as he may remain on it.


422      Apr 1867         John A. Goldy to John A. Turley of Polk Co.


423      Dec 1866         Copy of Circuit Court Decree:  Philip Rowland and wife Sarah VS David, James L., James S., and John A. McCroskey, Josephine Emmerson, Esther Melton, and Joseph W., Frances M., Alfred, and Margaret Melton, Sarah C. Stephens and husband Tipton H. Stephens, Celia Mathews and husband Daniel H. Mathews, all of full age, and Mary Jane, Peter L., James K.P., George M.D., Amanda H., and William H. Melton, the last six of whom are minors defended by their Gdn. Ad litem Jacob S. Mathews; dower assigned to Josephine Emmerson; Philip Rowland is high bidder at sale

and title divested out of all parties to the suit; sale held 13 Oct 1866 after giving 30 days notice in the Athens Press.


425      15 May 1867   Thomas G. Townsend Sr. to Elizabeth W. McConnell wife of J.P. McConnell; lot 52 in Calhoun upon which he built a house and resided.


426      6 Sep 1858      Copy of County Court Decree: James and John Wallen VS Thomas, Jessey, Isaac, and John Wallen, Sarah Igo formerly Wallen, Nancy Wallen who married David Wallen, Elizabeth McMurry formerly Wallen, James Jr., Eliza Jane, Nancy, John Jr., Matilda, and Mary Ann Wallen, heirs of Elizabeth Wallen, dec'd.


434      1 Apr 1867      Copy of County Court Decree:  Montriville Reynolds, Adm. VS William H. Reynolds and others; sale of land to W.H. Wetmore, high bidder, and title divested out of W.H., Manerva Jane, Robert H., and Susan Clarrinda Reynolds.


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436      9 May 1868     John J. Dixon and son Wm. M. Dixon to Jacob P. Brient; mutual agreement to settle the business of the firm of John J. Dixon & Co. composed of the parties aforesaid.


438      14 May 1868   Joseph W. Gibson to wife Sarah A. Gibson; for $4000, which Sarah A. received from the estate of her father William Matlock dec’d.


439      30 Mar 1868    Sarah Walker, daughter of James Bonner dec’d, to husband Joseph H. Walker of Polk Co., Mo.; Power of Atty. To collect her share of estate; acknowledged in Polk Co., Mo.


441      23 May 1868   Joseph H. Walker and wife Sarah formerly Bonner of Polk Co., Mo. To Levi Fitzgerald and wife Dianah; their 1/10 interest in lands of her father James Bonner.


443      3 Aug 1867      Christopher C. Knox of Bradley Co. to James H. Hays of same; land in McMinn Co., also the right and use of the ferry landing on the N bank of the Hiwassee River opposite to the old Underwood ferry.


444      26 May 1868   John F. Browder to Simeon E. Browder; his undivided interest in land upon which the widow Browder now lives; in Apr 1867 his interest was sold to satisfy a judgment, and this deed is to give Simeon the right of redemption.


446      27 May 1868   Joseph W. Gibson Sheriff to Simeon E. Browder of Polk Co.; land in above deed, formerly owned by Joseph Browder.


448      23 May 1868   Copy of Chancery Court decree:  Jacob C. Cate VS Robert E.  Cate, Allen Dennis Sr., Mark Dennis, Allen Dennis Jr., and Jane Autry; on 21 Aug 1861, a decree was rendered against Jane Autry in favor of one Joel Dennis and the said Allen Dennis Sr.


451      13 May 1868   William Hoback to Mrs. Rutha Ann Young, Admx. of Thomas Young dec’d; Deed of Trust for steam engine and fixtures and boiler which he has this day purchased from Mrs. Young.


452      28 Dec 1867    Clinton Sivils to Mahala Sivils; his undivided interest in lot.


453      4 Mar 1868      William H. Bridges to Elizabeth Brown and her two children, Charles Marshall and Laura Styles; lot in Athens on Washington Street.


457      27 Feb 1868    Charles K. Bradford to Wm. C. Bradford; his undivided interest and his interest in the undivided interests of his brothers Frank and John D. (Jack) Bradford both dec’d, in lands of father James F. Bradford and mother Nancy Bradford, both dec’d.


458      11 Apr 1868    Samuel H. Dickey to Nancy M. Dickey.


461      18 Feb 1856    Copy of Chancery Court decree:  Sarah Patty widow of Obed Patty dec’d, Ede Patty widow of William Patty dec’d, Obed and Robert J. Patty, George

Reynolds, James M. and Isum Raphael Patty, William H. and David W. Ballew in their own right and as Execs. Of William Ballew dec’d, and Mary L. and Harriet H. Ballew VS Riley Patty, an infant defended by his Gdn. William Furguson and Martin M. Hicks; Robert J. Patty is high bidder at sale of lands of Obed Patty dec’d.


462      21 Jun 1868     Joseph Lattimore and Sarah Ann Cantrell, Execs. Of L.E. Cantrell dec’d, to F.M. Cantrell.


464      24 Mar 1868    James H. Pearce to Isabella N. Pearce;  his 1/11 interest in estate of their father James Pearce dec’d.


465      9 Jul 1868        Jasper N. Stephens and wife Margaret W. to Moses Cunningham; Power of Atty. To sell land; acknowledged by Mararet in Red River Co., Texas and by Jasper in McMinn Co.



466      23 Aug 1860    Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  John Scruggs and James Forest, Adms. VS Widow, heirs, and creditors of Albert G. Rice dec’d; dower land laid off to widow Margaret W. and other land sold to settle insolvent estate and Margaret W. is the high bidder.


467      7 Aug 1868      Martha C. Lunsford to William H. Briant; her undivided interest in house and Lot No. 7 in the plan of lots run off by H.B. Haywood, which was sold to her mother Elizabeth J. Fuqua, now dec’d.


468      10 Aug 1868    William B. Clark to Wallace N. Hoge; lot 36 in Calhoun. 


468      10 Aug 1868    William B. Clark to Ellen J. Hoge.


475      25 Jun 1868     W.H.H. Duggan of Monroe Co. to son James A. Duggan;  Power of  Atty.


476      26 Sep 1862    Catharine Avens of Ark. by Westley Avens, Agent, to Clerisey Balding; lots in Calhoun.


477      8 Aug 1868      Robert W. Fuqua, Louesa C. Fuqua, Thomas R. Wyatt and wife Manerva F., William L. Green and Wife Luisa A., A.J. Woods and Harriet A., to William H. Briant; their interest; their interest in house and lot of their mother Elizabeth J. Fuqua dec’d;  Manerva F. Wyatt acknowledges in McMinn Co., the Greens in Bradley Co., the Woods in Atlanta, Ga., and R.W. and Luesa C. Fuqua and Thomas R. Wyatt in McMinn Co.


481      22 Aug 1868    Henry C. Eblin and wife Mary C. of Roane Co. to William A. Duckworth; their undivided half of land which descended to Mary C. and the said William A. Duckworth from their father Thomas N. Duckworth, subject to dower rights of widow Mary Duckworth.


484      29 Aug 1868    Joseph Hamilton to John B. Hamilton; for love and affection; lands including land which he gave to daughter Mary and which Mary sold to John B., also one half of the mills land; witnessed by Richard B. and Joseph W. Hamilton; “For and in consideration of the foregoing gift, I, John B. Hamilton agree jointly with Albert L. Hamilton to support father and mother during their life time.”


485      29 Aug 1868    Joseph Hamilton to son Albert L. Hamilton; for love, land and one half of mills; “For and in consideration of the foregoing gift, I, Albert L. Hamilton agree jointly with John B. Hamilton to support Father and mother during their life time.”


486      21 Aug 1868    William Paris to Thomas L. Hoyl, Joseph Cobb Sr., C. Long, T. Melton, J.B. Cobb, James Payne, R.H. Paris, W.M. Cass, and Cain Queener, Trustees; $10.; 10 acres and free use of the Big Spring, for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.


487      8 Sep 1868      Harvey and Jehu S. Fry, Execs, to James Dean; land which Dean bought at public sale on 30 Aug 1860 agreeable to Will of Philip Fry dec’d.


488      8 Aug 1868      James Dean to William G. Kelly and Mrs. M.J. Small.


489      20 Nov 1867   T.L. Farrell to Rutha Gallaher.


491      23 Feb 1860    Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  Daniel Robinson and wife and others VS James H. and Elizabeth Lasater.


492      12 Sep 1868    George Monroe to Wiley N. Wallace; land adjoining lands he conveyed to Harriet N. Monroe and the farm upon which Robert Monroe formerly lived.


493      30 Mar 1868    Polly, William P., Jasper N., and John M. McAmy to Jesse W. Dodson


494      7 Sep 1868      Copy of County Court Decree:  Reynolds, Rebecca, and Malcom Cantrell, S.P. Hale and wife Elminda VS C.B. Newman and wife Clementine, Alice E., Martha A., Margaret M., and Mary M. Cantrell, Maranda A. Hale, Felix M. Hale and wife Sarah A., and Gdn. Ad litem C.R. Hale; land sold and title divested out of heirs of David Cantrell dec’d.


495      2 Sep 1868      George Monroe to Harriet N. Monroe, wife of son Joseph Monroe dec’d and her children Mary E.J.B. Wallace wife of Wiley Wallace, Margaret E. McChristian wife of John L. McChristian, William M., Lewis F., Horace L., Charles B., Joseph M., Sarah A., Elizabeth P., and George W. Monroe; land, for love.


497      7 Sep 1866      William Ferguson Sr. to William Ferguson Jr.; Title Bond for land; William Jr. to have a credit on the purchase price for the support and maintainance of his father and mother during their natural lifetime.


501      3 Sep 1868      George A. and Alfred Caldwell of Knox Co. to Theodore Richmond.


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505      6 Jul 1868        Copy of County Court Decree:  Jacob Elder VS Eliza Elder widow and Gdn. of the minor heirs of Robert Elder dec’d, and Thomas Caldwell, Adm.; partition of land between Jacob Elder and Eliza Elder widow and her minor children.




                                                DEED BOOK P

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2          12 Oct 1868    James B. Cooke of Chattanooga to James M. Henderson of Athens.


3          6 Oct 1868      Calvin Browder to Frank King, Colored.


3          24 Oct 1868    Margaret Porter, Execx. of Boyd Porter dec’d, to John B. Porter;  on 25 May 1861 Boyd Porter now dec’d made Title Bond to his two sons Benjamin M. and John B. Porter.


4          24 Jul 1868      Bennet cooper of Bradley Co., Exec. of Philip Cooper dec’d late of McMinn Co., to W.C. and C.A. Barnett; in Oct 1858 Philip Cooper made Title Bond to Jasper N. Stephens then of McMinn Co.; by Chancery Court decree Title was vested in V.M. Terry of Overton Co., who has sold title to the Barnetts.


7          26 Oct 1868    Joseph W. Gibson to Sarah A. Gibson formerly the daughter of William Matlock dec’d; for $500. Of her own money, all his interest in the dower which Jane R. McClatchy lately sold to him, it being 80 acres out of the farm of her husband A.P. McClatchy, the place where Mrs. McClatchy is now living, near James Gettys.


8          12 Oct 1868    Martin Bunch and wife Elizabeth of Phelps Co., Mo. To A. Howard and Joseph Faris of same; acknowledged in Phelps Co.


12        31 Mar 1866    John H. and Martha Weir of Sebastian Co., Ark. to Patton A. Bradford; Power of Atty. to Collect their interest in real estate of Marian Bonner; acknowledged in Sebastian Co.


14        9 Nov 1868     William H. Howard to Martin D. Anderson; lots 75 and 76 in Athens, being the S side of the block of lots on which Howard’s Livery Stable is located....fronting on Church Alley.


15        10 Nov 1868   William H. Howard to Adolphus H. Crow; lots 71 and 72 in Athens, together with the Livery Stable, one hack and two-horse wagon, and three horses; Howard agrees not to go into Livery Stable business within four miles of Athens.


18        18 Nov 1868   Wiley Frank, Declaration for Homestead.


19        23 Nov 1868   Charles L. King to Julia R. King; his one half interest in the Mt. Verd tract together with the mills, his interest in the Hester Mills land on Sewee in Meigs Co., in the Glenmore Mills property on Eastanallee Creek, and in land in Brooks Co., Ga., owned by King and Alexander.


21        1 Oct 1868      G.W. Benton to John Benton; Power of Atty to settle his business in McMinn Co. and sell property.


24        4 Nov 1867     V.M. Metcalfe of Davidson Co. to J.B. Romans of same.


26        2 Dec 1868      Charles L. King and James Gettys to George W. Bridges; Bridges assigned to Gettys the right of redemption from King of the house and lot in Athens upon which said Bridges now resides, and a tract of land; Gettys has paid money and

designates Mary Dixon Bridges and Hannah Elizabeth Bridges, daughters of said George W. Bridges and granddaughters of said Gettys, as the persons to whom said release should be made, reserving to said Bridges the right of living in said house his lifetime.


27        Nov 1867        Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  Christly Foster, Adm. of Daniel Hicks dec’d VS William Hicks et al; title to land divested out of William and Artimissia Hicks and Newton and Mary Ann Linn.


29        5 Dec 1868      Robert M. Staples and wife Catharine R. of Knox Co. to John P. Netherland; their 1/7 interest in farm of the late Dr. James W. Netherland.


30        14 Aug 1868    James C. Calhoun of Chattanooga to Amos Jackson, a man of Colour; lot 10 in the A.D. Keyes plan of lots in Athens, as registered in Deed Book L, page 539.


31        7 Dec 1868      This indenture made and entered into between the heirs of James Wade dec’d, viz, William D., Liney, and Sarah Jane Wade, and Michael Wattenbarger of the one part and Silas W. Wade of the other part.


31        7 Dec 1868      Same Grantors as in above deed to Levi Wattenbarger.


34        25 May 1868   Jasper N. Stephens of Texas to Lewis R. Hurst; deed for half of lots in Town of Mouse Creek to replace lost deed made in 1862.


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35        2 Sep 1868      Lewis R. Hurst to William E. Hurst; Deed of Trust for the “copy right of a Book Entitled the times an Explanatory treatees upon the prophecees of the Bible together with the Stereotype plates of said work and also the first Edition of One thousand copies of said work now under contract in the Southern Methodist publishing House Nashville Tennessee”; is indebted to the publishing House and others; retains the exclusive agency in the sale of said work.


35        23 Nov 1868   Allison D. Briant to son Matthew S. Briant; for love.


36        12 Oct 1868    James M. Browder of Monroe Co. to Andrew J. Shelton and Nancy H. Woody.


38        28 Nov 1868   Abijah Boggus to Samuel Hutsell, both of Meigs Co.; land....with the the Grave Yard at Buttram’s Meeting House.


39        2 Oct 1868      William Richardson of Campbell Co. to David H. Dennis; an undivided 1/8 interest in the farm where James Dennis now lives, reference being had to a deed from Jonathan Richardson to Mark Richardson for a more perfect description of the land.


41        30 Oct 1867    James M. Briggs and wife Sarah M., and Mary and Eliza M. Eldridge to A.M. and P.V. Hambright; “whereas by descent from Pater Hambright our father, A.M. and P.V. Hambright and the subscribers to this Deed have derived title to and now hold equal and undivided interest (except Eliza M. Eldridge who has an interest of one third of one fifth) in a tract of land”.


42        30 Oct 1867    Same Grantors and Grantees as in above deed; “Whereas by descent from F.M. Hambright, A.M. and P.V. Hambright and the subscribers to this Deed” etc., as in above deed.


46        2 Mar 1867      Assignment of Bankrupt Effects of William H. Taylor, Bankrupt, of Grainger Co. to Ben Peck, Assignee in Bankruptcy, of Rutledge, Grainger Co.


46        15 Jan 1869     Mark and Isham Dennis, and J.R. Buckner to Robert M. Erecson and Charles V.Orton Jr.


51        22 Jan 1869     Benjamin T. Ziegler of Rhea Co. to Celicea Miller and her heirs.


52        22 Jan 1869     A.J. Clark to John Carver of Polk Co.


53        25 Nov 1867   John D. Lowry and others VS David N. Varnell and others; [See Deed Book O, page 365] Lot No. 1 allotted to Frances E. Fisher.


54        2 Dec 1868      William H. Hammond to Ruth R. Martin, by direction of B.F. Martin; part of the John Walker Reservation excepting one acre for the Presbyterian Church and one acre for the Methodist Episcopal Church, in Calhoun.


56        23 Jan 1868     Benjamin F. Martin to wife Ruth R. Martin; 10 lots in Calhoun.


57        No date.           W.A. Duggan to Tennessee T. Bloom wife of G.M. Bloom; acknowledged 5 Feb 1859.


58        26 Aug 1867    James T. Lane to daughter Virginia Moss; land free from the marital rights of her present husband Edward T. Moss; $2000. To be paid in her interest in State Bonds and land known as the Mouse Creek farm which she derives through the Will of her grandfather John Moss dec’d and by a decree of Chancery Court in the case of William Lane next friend of Quintina Lane VS Joseph M. Alexander and others.


60        26 May 1868   Joseph H. Walker, Sarah Walker by her Atty. in fact Joseph H. Walker, John H. and Martha Wear by their Atty. in fact Patton A. Bradford, James Gregory and wife Elizabeth to John E. and Margaret Hutsell; their interest in the dower of Ann Bonner, widow of James Bonner dec’d, as heirs.


62        No date.           Elmore Brock and wife Mary and J.E. Hutsell to Margaret Hutsell; their interest as heirs in dower of Ann Bonner, widow of James Bonner dec’d; the Brocks acknowledge in White Co.


63        9 Jan 1869       Madison Pain of Texas by his Agent John H. Tally of Roane Co. to Richard Holland.


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66        9 Feb 1869      M.L. Phillips, M.A. Helm, T. Richmond, and M.R. May to William F. Long and John P. Peters; the Athens Republican Printing Press, type, and fixtures.


69        16 Feb 1869    Nancy, Mary, Matilda, Emaline (Emiretta), Nancy, Malvina, Catherine, and Martha Cook, heirs of Jacob Cook dec’d, to Robert Bishop and the minor heirs of Thomas Bishop dec’d, to wit, James C., Robert, John, Sarah, and Elizabeth Bishop.


70        16 Feb 1869    William Burns, Register, appoints Adam Burgist a Deputy Register, who takes Oath to support the Constitution of the U.S. and of Tennessee, and that he has never in any way aided the late Rebellion or the so called Confederate States of America.


72        7 Oct 1868      James Bayless to Hiram Bird, Robert Johnson, and Aaron Melton, Trustees of the Freedmen Cumberland Church in Athens.


73        30 Oct 1867    William H. and George W. Smith to W.N., S.H., J.F., and C.M. Dewitt.


74        14 Dec 1868    Thomas Stephens of Barto Co., Ga. To Jacob Clonninger.


74        24 Feb 1869    M.C. Reynolds to William L. Reynolds; his interest in land to which he, James M., and William L. Reynolds, derived title by descent from George Reynolds.


75        12 Feb 1869    William C. Eblin and wife Elizabeth L. formerly wife of H.M.D. McElrath dec’d of McMinn Co. to J.H. Hays and J.E. McElrath of Bradley Co.; one fourth interest in Walker Mill association, the land that M.A.W. Hanks deeded to Elizabeth L. in a trust deed to James W. Campbell.


80        26 May 1868   Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  title to land of Albert G. Rice dec’d divested out of Margaret, Orville, Albert, Robert, and Miller F. Rice.


81        16 Oct 1868    George W. Bogart and wife Nancy formerly Barnett, Joseph L. (W.) Wilson and wife Frances J. Formerly Barnett, Curtis A. Barnett, heirs of James M. Barnett dec’d, to William C. Barnett.


83        7 Jan 1869       A.C. Blevins and wife Catherine to Phebia Green.


85        7 Oct 1867      Copy of County Court decree:  A.D. Briant, Adm of Jonas Wassen dec’d VS Catherine Wassen widow, Eliza and John Wassen, Nancy, Joseph, and Martha Sellers, Jonas Wassen Jr., Elizabeth Brandon formerly McMillen, and John Henry, Jonas T., Mary C., and Martha E. Boofer, and Sarah Jane, Eliza Ann, and Jackson Wassen, Erpha and Meredith Paul, and Mary, John, George, and Cassa Ann Wassen; sale of land of Jonas Wassen dec’d to Catherine Wassen, high bidder.


87        8 Jun 1868       Daniel McKinney to Epperson and Porter; part of the Riceville Farm; Lots 1, 2, and 3, reserving a space of 15 feet between lots 2 and 3 which he hereby gives to the public for an alley; he also gives for a public street the land lying between the first of said lots and the E.T. & Ga. R.R. line.


89        7 Nov 1868     Joseph C. Weir to Thomas McCully of Bradley Co.


90        15 Mar 1869    Declaration, Henry Sloop to William A. (H.) Whitess and William Dover; “To building One House 40 feet long 18 feet Wide 10 feet story with 5 doors four Windows, two partitions and a hall running through the same and sealed rough inside for papering and doing all the Carpenter work on the same $140.00.  Said House was built upon lot No. 11 in McKinnie’s addition to the Town of Riceville McMinn County Tennessee and is known in said Town of Riceville as Henry Sloofer’s Nice House.”


91        10 Nov 1867   Elias Walker to Fanny Turk.


91        17 Dec 1868    John Crews and wife Eliza A. to Thomas Edgeman; acknowledged in Hot Springs Co., Ark.


96        17 Mar 1868    W.R. Grubb to son W.W. Grubb; for love; lot in Athens where Charles F. Gibson now lives.                            


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97        4 Jan 1866       Benjamin Shell of Polk Co. to Ransom A. Wamack.


100      11 Feb 1868    John F. Sharp, Trustee, to John M. Miller; on 1 Jul 1858 William Thompson then of McMinn Co. made a Deed of Trust to Sharp for lot No. 1 in Calhoun, which was in the plan of lots laid off around what was intended as a Public Spring.


102      17 Jul 1868      Clemuel Gregory to son Green C. Gregory; for love.


104      19 Apr 1869    J.W. Gibson, Sheriff, to M.A. Cass; Sheriff levied on individual interest of R.G. Blackburn in land of Jessee R. Blackburn in Aug 1866.


105      8 Mar 1869      C.C. Curtis to Ann E. Trust, Adm of Robert Trust dec’d of Waldo Co., Minn. [Main?]; Deed of Trust to secure notes due her.


108      17 Apr 1869    Erastus Rowley of New Albany, Ind. To David M. Wilson; house and lot on which William Graves was living at the time of his death and subsequently owned by Samuel P. Ivins and conveyed by him to Rowley, adjoining Athens on the N side....on the East by Tennessee Wesleyan University; acknowledged in Floyd Co., Ind. Before Henry M. Rowley, Notary.


110      9 Oct 1868      David Hart, Gdn. &C of M.L. Hickox, to F.Brigham; a house and lot in Athens which was laid off as dower to Mrs. M.L. Hickox, widow of John E. Hickox dec’d; acknowledged in Campbell Co.


113      19 Mar 1869    A. and Rachel Howard and Joseph and Margaret E. Farris to H.H. Hays.


114      1 Apr 1869      Mahala, E.C., Amanda L., Mahala V., O.S., W.L., and H.B. Burn, and Tennessee T. Bloom and husband G.M. Bloom to Samuel C. Burn.


115      25 Nov 1867   Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  James Forrest Adm. et al VS Lydia Ann Smith widow et al; Title to land on which Josiah Smith lived and died divested out of Lydia Ann Smith and Adaline D., F.M., Mary C., and Christopher C. Smith, Harriet S. McCuistian, James M., Sarah C., John S., Thomas R., Misourie P., and Margaret T. Smith; their 1/11 interest as heirs of H.B. Smith dec’d.


122      6 Mar 1869      Jacob A. Tibbs to John Grubb as trustee for Mary A. Grubb wife of Jackson Grubb, and at her death to her children Ernest L. and Arthur Grubb and any other children which she may bear; for natural love and affection to my “selection” Mary A. Grubb; lots in Athens; acknowledged in Whitfield Co., Ga.


126      29 Apr 1869    John F. Robinnett of Edgar Co., Ill. To Samuel Creasman; acknowledged in Edgar Co.


129      Aug 1868 Daniel McKinny to son John L. McKinny; for love; lot 13 in Riceville upon which John L. is now building a house.


131      8 Sep 1865      Jane Hawk to James D. Poter.


133      25 Nov 1867   Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  James S. Russell Adm. VS Widow, heirs, and creditors of C.B. Newman dec’d; Mrs. C.Newman the widow was high bidder for the land, and title divested out of Margaret E. and William Armstrong, Sarah A., Mary E., Spencer F., David M., Robert C., Lafayette C., and John M. Newman, heirs of C.B. Newman dec’d.


137      24 May 1869   Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  Lattimore and Cantrell VS Cantrell; sale of undivided 6/12 interest of L.E. Cantrell dec’d in land of Gabriel Cantrell dec’d, subject to dower of Nancy widow of Gabriel and dower of Sarah E. widow of L.E.; on Federal Road from Madisonville to Columbus; interests of Robert P., John, Mary S., Thomas J., and Ernest Cantrell, heirs of L.E.


143      25 May 1867   James Glasgow Parshall of Monroe Co. to Samuel W. Royston; his undivided interest in land in right of his sister Jane A. Parshall who is now dec’d, land described in deed to his father John Parshall.


145      15 Nov 1866   Andrew L. Rogers of Monroe Co. to J. Bovey.


147      10 Mar 1869    G.W. Standifer to Sallie McKeldin.


149      15 Apr 1867    Joseph B. Smart of Williamson Co., Ill. To John Hill; his undivided interest in estate of Thomas Smart dec’d.


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150      23 Jan 1869     John W. Cloninger to Susan E., Francis A., Huldah J., John Luther, and Margaret A. Cloninger, minor heirs of James J. Cloninger dec’d, subject to dower of widow Sarah A. Cloninger as required by a decree of Chancery Court at Benton, Polk Co., in case of Sarah A. Cloninger VS Jason Coe and said minor heirs.


152      26 Jul 1869      Allen Ware to John R. Ware; farm, stock, and all personal property; Allen and his wife Rutha are both getting old and “yet they are hale and harty and bid fare to live many years”; John R. agrees to support Allen and Rutha for 15 years, giving them plenty of good food either at John R’s Table, or food to cook themselves, also to furnish them three suits of clothes every year, “said Allen’s coat pants and vest to be of Good Janes and his under close of Good Plain domestic Goods with linnen for the bosom and ristbands of his Shirts and said Rutha to have one Cotton one linsey and one calico dress each year with three suits of Good cotton under close.  I am also to pay said Allan two dollars in money for spending money each and every month for 15 years”; also a horse and buggy when they wish to ride.


155      24 May 1869   Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  James M. Browder VS Letitia Anderson et als; title to land divested out of Letitia, Thomas, and John M. Anderson, Joseph Hendrix and wife Sarah, Rhoda J., Lewis, and Samuel H. Anderson, as widow and heirs of Allen Anderson dec’d.


156      26 Nov 1867   Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  James Smart Exec. of Thomas Smart dec’d VS Widow and heirs; land, subject to dower of widow Margaret, sold to John Hill.


158      31 Jul 1869      John Baker and wife Emily to Alexander Crockett and Hamilton Browder; one half of undivided land subject to dower of widow Mary Davis, widow of Alfred Davis.


159      8 Feb 1869      S.A. Wallis to Alexander Maxwell; Deed of Trust for personal property; owes Maxwell $300. For taking care of and clothing his children for 1867 and 1868.


162      10 Aug 1869    Francis M. Ellis to M.L. Ellis; his interest in estate of Ezekiel Ellis dec’d.


168      14 Sep 1868    Elmore Brock and wife Mary formerly Bonner of White Co. to Levi and Diana Fitzgerald; their 1/10 part of land of James Bonner dec’d.


170      9 Nov 1858     Jacob Houts to Orville Holland late of N.C.


171      10 Sep 1869    Orville Holland to son A.A. Holland; land and personal property, for love; Orville reserves life estate for himself and wife Harriet.


177      18 Jul 1865      Simeon Boggess to James Gettys of Meigs Co.; undivided half of land in Meigs Co., Abijah Boggess Sr. owning the other half.


178      8 Jul 1868        Epperson & Porter to Mary Gilliland.


180      28 Aug 1869    Susannah Sanders and husband Robert, and John and Henry St. John, all of St. Clair Co., Mo., Susannah, John, and Henry being three of the five children of Arthur St. John dec’d; Power of Atty. to John W. Davis of St. Clair Co., Mo., to go to Athens and collect their share of estate of Arthur St. John especially in hands of Adm. A.H. Crow.


185      13 Mar 1869    Catharine Wassom to Martha Sellers; land except dower laid off to Catharine for her lifetime.


189      14 Sep 1859    “State of Georgia          County”; Thomas L. Hoyl of County and State aforesaid to David Cobb and Wm. Mayfield; Land known as Huffaker Chilhowee Springs; acknowledged 14 Sep 1869 in Ga., the County not given, before J.C.F. Clark, Clk.; Webster Co., Ga., David R. Herrill, Judge, certifies that J.C.F. Clark is Clerk of Court in Terrill Co., Ga.


191      14 Apr 1869    William J. and Stephen A. Bryant to William Gibony of Meigs Co.


193      11 Oct 1869    Agreement between Mark Dennis Jr. (of Allen) and the said Allen Dennis; Mark agrees to care for the said Allen and wife Mary (mother and father of said Mark) and to furnish a home for his invalid sister Matilda Dennis as long as she wishes; also to pay Elizabeth Erikson, wife of Robert Erikson, another daughter of said Allen.


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200      16 Oct 1868    Joseph (Jasper) F. Wilson and wife Frances J. formerly Barnett, William C., Charles A., and Stephen L. Barnett, Harison B. Burns and wife Margaret E. formerly Barnett, Mary C. Wilson formerly Barnett widow of Patrick Wilson dec’d, George W. Bowgart and wife Nancy L. formerly Barnett, and Elizabeth Barnett widow of James Barnett dec’d, the only heirs of said James M. Barnett dec’d to John Norvell; 17 Mar 1896, W.C. Barnett declares that satisfaction of this lien has been paid.


202      29 Oct 1869    James Bayless to Sarah Jane Ragan.    


203      5 Oct 1868      Cyntha, A. Jackson, Charlotta, and Susanah Waller to A.H.M. Gregory.


208      31 Aug 1869    Indenture made at Calhoun; James H. Hays and wife Susan C. formerly McElrath, of Bradley Co., to Emeline S. Saulspaw; their ¼ undivided interest in land heretofore set apart to Eliza L. McElrath in the Walker Mill reservation.


211      19 Jun 1869     J.E. McElrath of Cleveland, Bradley Co., to Emeline S. Saulpaw of Calhoun; 5/8 undivided interest in Walker Mill reservation.


212      1 Mar 1869      Indenture made at Spring Place, Ga.; Ellen F. Morris formerly McElrath and husband James C. Morris of Georgia to J.E. McElrath of Cleveland; ¼ undivided interest in Walker Mill Reservation.


213      30 Oct 1869    William H., R.A., J.C., M.J. (M.T.), Catharine, Nancy E., and Amanda Stevenson to W.H. Cooper.


214      2 Nov 1869     Herod H. Rudd and wife Harriet S.. to M.D. Anderson; acknowledged in Hamilton Co.


215      15 Nov 1869   John Smith, Agreement with son Joseph A.R. Smith; John deeds all crops, stock, farming equipment, and furniture to Joseph A.R. if he will live with said John and his mother Elizabeth who are both old and infirm.


217      27 Nov 1869   John Edgemon to Thomas Edgemon; his 1/10 interest in land, as an heir, of Thomas Edgemon dec’d and in dower of his mother.


222      15 Apr 1866    Joel Culpepper and Eliza K. Jenkins, Marriage Contract; money to buy land for her own use during her lifetime, and then for Millard L. Jenkins, minor heir of Eliza K., and Sarah A. Culpeper, minor heir of said Joel by adoption; acknowledged 6 Dec 1869.


225      1 Nov 1869     M.L. Phillips, Mayor, and Theodore Richmond, James H. Hornaby, M.A. Helm, James Baker, James Turner, and Henry Rowley, Alderman of the municipal corporation of the Town of Athens, have received a proposition from W. McKeldin & Co. to purchase an alley in said town lying between Jackson and White Streets and separating the lot formerly owned by the Matlock heirs and the Twomey property owned by said McKeldin and W.M. Sehorn, for $65.; lot is of no public use or benefit and is sold.

226      26 Nov 1868   Copy of Chancery Court decree:  Samuel Martin Adm. VS Catharine Fite et als; title divested out of complainant and respondents as heirs of Samuel Wilson dec’d.


229      25 Jun 1867     Patton L. Gamble of Hamilton Co. to Louisa J. Roland; lots 17 and 18 in Athens where he formerly had a residence.


231      10 Dec 1866    Copy of Circuit Court Decree:  C.L. Rice, Adm. of Henry Rice dec’d VS Margaret Rice widow, and Henry M., Martha E., and Sarah R. Rice; sale of two town lots in Athens, the first known as Lot No. 1 on left hand  side of Washington St. going West, the first lot W of the original plan of said town and in the John K. Farmer addition, and the second lot adjoins above lot, with Washington Street on the N and Main Street on the S.


233      29 Dec 1869    Thomas Gibson to daughter Margaret Lourse__y Swaffer; land and personal property for which said daughter and John Westley Swaffer agree to care for Thomas and Henrietta Gibson during their lifetime.


234      20 Dec 1869    Abijah Boggess of Meigs Co. to Drucilla Fry of Rhea Co.


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236      1 Jan 1870       Annie M. Kilgore, Admx. Of F.M. Kilgore dec’d, to Julius Aytes; F.M. Kilgore had made Title Bond 22 Sep 1865.


238      16 Dec 1869    Rev. John Worthman of Trenton N.J. to Rev. John W. Mann of Greeneville, Tenn.


240      10 Mar 1868    Katharine Kibble to James Kibble.


245      12 Oct 1868    Paul Bunch and wife Mahala (Hulda) Bunch to Martin Bunch, all of Phelps Co., Mo.


251      1 Jan 1870       The East Tennessee Virginia and Georgia Rail road Company, Thomas H. Callaway President, party of the first part, and Philo C. Calhoun, Richard T. Wilson, and John McGinnis Jr., all of New York, Trustees, parties of the second part; R.R. to issue $3,900,000.00 in bonds to pay debts to State of Tennessee and to extend its “phasilities”, etc.


263      19 Jun 1860     James Wilson to Trustees of Mouse Creek Male and Female Academy; for $275, for purpose of a schoolhouse; lot at Mouse Creek, beginning at the street running from the N corner of the Depot towards James Wilson’s 225 feet from the Public depot ground, measuring from the corner of Magill’s store house....; 16 Feb 1870, deed proven by witness J.F. Lowry and by J.B. Kenedy who identifies handwriting of witness John McPhale who is dead.


265      22 Jan 1868     Nancy Jan Delzell and husband John N. Delzell of Richland Co., Ill. to John D. Lowry Jr.; Lot No. 5 allotted her by Commissioners.


266      1 Mar 1870      John L. Atlee to Wahington L. Atlee, M.D., of Philadelphia, Pa.; right to redeem lots in Athens sold for debts of Edwin A. and John L. Atlee; lot 7 on N side of public square upon which Robert N. McEwen formerly lived and now occupied by John L. Atlee.


267      22 Nov 1869   Henry H. Matlock and J.W. Lillard and wife M.E., heirs of John Matlock dec’d to W.B. McKeldin.


269      25 Feb 1870    John L. Thompson to James Neill Gdn. of Margaret and Louisa Neill; Deed of Trust.


269      4 Mar 1870      J.M. Johns to James S. Richards; his 1/6 interest in land.


270      29 May 1869   Copy of Chancery Court Decree;  house and lot in Mouse creek known as residence of Tandy S. Rice sold 1 Aug 1862 for debt; title divested out of children and heirs of Tandy S. Rice dec’d.


280      14 Oct 1868    C.L. Rice to Mrs. N.M. Carlock and Mrs. E.C. Redmon.


281      1 Apr 1870      James C. Carlock Exec. of John Crawford dec’d to C.C. Wester, assignee of Hugh Crawford; Lot No.10 in Athens, bounded on E by P.C. Wilson,  on S by

Property formerly owned by State Bank, on W by Church alley, and on N by Main Street, known as the property upon which John Crawford lived and died.


282      1 Apr 1870      James C. Carlock Exec. of John Crawford dec’d to C.C. Wester, assignee of Hugh Crawford; Lot No. 66 bounded on N by lot owned by Wm. Atlee, on E by Church Alley, on S by Bank Alley, and on W by lot formerly owned by Frank Boyd dec’d.


283      15 Dec 1869    R.H. Wells, Statement of Facts, for the purpose of giving full satisfaction to J.A. Turley; in 1864 William Turley with some 5 or 6 Federal soldiers came to my house with an order for the arrest of William Mayfield and myself and one of the soldiers in searching for firearms, took my wife’s breast pin, and out of this grew the trouble that we are now settling; I am satisfied that Mr. Turley came at the suggestion of William M. Scarborough his father-in-law for the purpose of befriending me, and that I lay no blame on him and never knew him to do a dishonest act but to the subject, Joseph Lattimore and Robert Smith informed Mr. Turley and others that sometime since as they and myself were coming from Athens together that Mr. Turley’s name was mentioned as a suitable candidate for J.P. and that I remarked what elect a damned thief and prowler that robs the houses of honest men and that they cautioned me and that I told them I knew what I was saying that Mr. Turley came to my house and robbed it and took my wife’s jewelry and bed chloes and that she followed him to Mr. Wm. M. Scarbrough’s and took the bed cloes away and brought them home on my mule and. could prove the same by as good a man as there was in Polk Co. to wit Wm. Mayfield which conversation I deny and had I have had any such it would have been willfully and maliciously false.


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 285   20 Jul 1868   Thomas Gibson to daughter Margaret Louiza Swafferd; for love; land adjoining the land that he gave to his daughter Mahala Jane Jones.


 285        4 Oct 1869   Jacob A. Tibbs of Dalton, Ga. to P.M. Milligan.


 286   22 Jan 1870   James C. Carlock to John H. Brunner of Monroe Co.; land begin­ning at the end of the plank fence that divides the Cane Creek Academy from the Grave yard lot.


 291   23 Apr 1870   Richard C. Jackson to Martha E. Lillard; lots 20, 22, 23, and the E half of lot 21, now occupied by him as a residence together with the stable lots, Stables, Railroad office, bounded on E by Jackson Street, on S by Prison Alley and half of lot 21 now owned by John L. Atlee, on W by White Street, and on N by College Street.


 293   17 Oct 1867   Stephen Bedford of La. to daughter Mary Farmer wife of Isham W. Farmer; for love.


 295   13 Sep 1867   Joseph C. Stipes to B.F. Morgan and A.C. Stipes; his 1/4 undiv­ided part of land now held by heirs of George W. Stipes dec’d.


 297   15 Nov 1869   Harlin S. Wood and wife Nancy E. formerly Stephens to Jason Coe; acknowledged by Nancy E. in Casey Co., Ky. and by Harlin S. in McMinn county.


 298        5 Apr 1870   Susannah P. Sanders and husband Robert to Mary E. Davis of St.

Clair Co., Mo.; Power of Atty. to collect from A.H. Crow, Adm. of Arthur

St. John dec’d in McMinn Co., her 1/5 equal share of estate of Arthur St.

John late of St. Clair Co., Mo, who died intestate; acknowledged in St.

Clair Co., Mo.


 299   7 Apr 1870   John St. John to Mary E. Davis, both of St. Clair Co., Mo.; Power of Atty. for his 1/5 share of estate of Arthur St. John dec’d.


 300        15 Jan 1870   William Terry to Sarah Ann Isbell of Monroe Co.


 302        27 Sep 1869   Levi Fitzgerald to Margrate Willis.


 303   19 May 1870  Thomas Stephens of Barto Co., Ga. to Jacob, Adam, J. N., and Samuel Sligar.

 304       21 May 1870   George W. Standifer to Mary Morgan.


 316   12 Dec 1863    John T. Barton to William Green; 6 Jun 1870, witnesses J.G. Moss and S.W. Foster are nonresidents of Tennessee.



 317   24 May 1869   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: title to land divested out of Anderson Fox, Nancy and Thompson Sanders, Sarah McCormack, William Fox, Mary and George Scott, Amanda and Daniel White, Williamson and David Fox, William and Paralee Gold, Malinda and Asa J. Howell, Josephine and Ransom Wamack, Caroline, John, and Samuel Fox, Caroline Fox widow of Abraham Fox Jr., Wesley Cal William Coe [sic], Elizabeth Coe, Levi, Mary Caroline, and Nancy Ann Fox, all heirs of Abraham Fox Sr. dec’d.


 319        4 Mar 1870   A.K. Johns to James S. Richards; his undivided interest in land.


 221        2 Dec 1869   James F., Henry, Mary, and William A. Bradford to Lucy Kamey

 Colored ; their undivided interest in land, a part of the Homestead farm of the late Jams F. Bradford and occupied by us as his heirs, we being the only heirs having any interest therein.


 322   4 Jul 1870   J.A. Gouldy, Sheriff, to Wesley Avens; lots in Calhoun owned by Thomas Denson a nonresident of Tenn., attached 2 Dec 1867.


 323   7 Jul 1870   John L. Atlee to It’s. Sarah C. Leuter; one half interest in lots 47 and 48 in Athens adjoining Jackson Grubb, also the lot known as the Cumberland Presbyterian lot, both on the S; said lots 47 and 48 fronting on White Street and Prison Alley; Deed of Trust.


 325   21 Mar 1870  James Gettys of McMinn Co. to Samuel F. and Richard F. Gettys; .930 acres on Eastanallee Creek with all machinery, mills, buildings, the same conveyed to him 26 Dec 1862 by W.J. McClatchey.


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 328   17 May 1870   P.C. Calhoun, R T. Wilson, and John McGinnis Jr. to East Tenn., Virginia, and Georgia R.R. Co.; release of mortgage.


 331   25 Nov 1868   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: F.M. Rowan At. of Eli Dixon dec’d VS Widow, heirs, and creditors; Mrs. Charity Dixon, widow, is high bidder for land.


(346)  9 Jul 1870 Alexander M. McKinsey to Francis M., Margaret, and Mary C. McKinsey, and Martha Coles.


 348     25 May 1870   Paralee Gregory to G.W. Moore; signed by Paralee Gregory, Adolphus P. and Malissa A. McClatchey, and they all acknowledge.


 349     27 May 1870   George W. Moore and wife Rebecca J. to John Gregory.


(351)        17 Aug 1869 Stanley G. and John S. Stevens of Casey Co., Ky’. to David Bowerman.


(352)       23 Aug 1870    Jeremiah B. Ellis to Margaret A. Woolsey; his interest in est­ate of     Ezekiel Ellis dec’d.


 360     31 Jan 1870   J.W. Gibson, Sheriff, to Robert Cochran Adm. of John Thomas dec’d; land of J. M  Cass.


 361     7 Jan 1853   Humphrey L. and Granville Shults, and David Neill and wife Eliz­abeth A., a part of the heirs of David Shults dec’d, to John Neil Sr.; their fifth parts, each one their undivided claim or dower; Granville Shults and the Neils acknowledge in Bradley Co. on date given; 6 Jun 1870, witnesses R.S. Lane and John F. Sherman saw Humphrey Shults sign.


 364     7 Oct 1862   J.W. Gibson to Jane Walker.


 365     21 Apr 1869   A.S. Jones and M.P. Salley of Wayne Co., Ky. to William McKinsey; acknowledged in Wayne Co., Ky. by M.P. Salley before John L. Sallee, his office at Mounticello.


 368           19 Aug 1856 Copy of Chancery Court Decree:  Richard C. Jackson VS Mary Camp widow, James M. Knox and wife Nancy H., George P. Billingsly and wife M.J., William P. Caldwell and wife Elizabeth T., Sterling P., Thomas J., and John B. Camp, by their Gdn. Mary Camp, heirs of John Camp dec’d; petition filed prior to 1 Oct 1849 in Circuit Court for sale of land of John Camp dec’d known as the Cedar Springs Farm and sale made to Richard C. Jackson 1 Oct 1849, high bidder; all money has been paid, but papers, orders, and decrees have been destroyed by fire, and Jackson does not have title; the original Grant is in possession of the heirs.


 369     12 Sep 1870   M.A. Newman and husband A.A. Newman to Virginia N. Pennington; Lot No. 2 as divided by Connissioners.


 370     12 Sep 1870  Martha N. Lowry to Margaret A. Newman; Lot No. 3 as divided by Commissioners.


 371     12 Sep 1870  Virginia M Pennington and husband F.M. to John D. Lowry Jr.; Lot No. 6 as divided by Commissioners.


 372     10 Sep 1870   Nathan Kelly and Miss Virginia K. Thompson, Marriage Contract; Virginia agrees that if Nathan should die after their marriage, she is to receive a child’s part instead of dower.


 373        27 Jul 1870   William Martin to John Martin; signed by William and Caroline Martin.


 380        28 May 1867   Jasper Newton to Susan C. Cobb.


 381        Seo 1870   John B. Cobb and wife Susan C. to Thomas Lattimore.


 383     4 Oct 1870   Jeremiah Lawson and wife Dicy formerly Ellis to Ransom A. Ellis; their interest in estate of Ezekiel Ellis.


 384     23 Aug 1870   Benjamin A. Ellis of Barry Co., Mo. to Margaret A. Woolsey; his interest in estate of Ezekiel Ellis dec’d.


 384     23 Aug 1870   Alvin D. Ellis of Barry Co., Mo. to Ransom A. Ellis; his inter­est in estate of. Ezekiel Ellis dec’d.


 385     3 Sep 1870   Andrew 3. Thompson of Grayson Co., Texas to John B. Cobb; Power of Atty. to sell his real estate in McMinn and Polk Counties.


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 388        11 Sep 1868   William and Joseph Neil, Execs. of John Neil dec’d, to John F. Sherman.


 393     25 Nov 1868 Copy of Chancery Court Decree: H.B. and James Yearwood VS Sam­-
uel B., Samuel Y., and Walter S. Haynes, F.A. and Sarah D. Holt, Cornelia H. and Stephen P. Hale, James M. Yearwood, Robert S., James R., William H., Virginia, Thomas, Martha, and Irene Johnson; title divested out of defend­ants and complainant Thomas Yearwood, as heirs of William Yearwood dec’d,  and vested in H.B. Yearwood, the purchaser.

 394     22 Jun 1870 Richard C. Jackson of Knox Co. to Smith S. Robbins of Jefferson            Co., N.Y.; the Cedar Springs farm.

 397     29 Aug 1870   Hent Robison to W.C. Owen; his undivided interest in house and lot whereon Cynthia Robison lived and died.

 408     10 Nov 1870 William T. McCarty of Dalton, Ga. to Mary I. Smith; his inter­est in the part of the Eliza Ross reservation which his mother now occupies as her dower interest in land of her husband John L. McCarty dec’d.

 409     4 Jul 1870   John W. Paris to John H. Brunner, President of the Cane Creek Joint Stock Company.


               410    6 Oct 1869   Mrs. Elizabeth Cowan to Donald Bales of Roane Co.

 411     3 Dec 1870   James L. and William H. Gregory to George W. Moore; their undi­           vided share of land.

 415     13 Nov 1856   Robert B. Wilson and H.T. Middleton relinquish all their claim to the l{iddleton farm and to boy Thomas, to Elizabeth Wilson.

 415     22 Aug 1870   J,C. Wilson relinquishes his interest in lands of his father Samuel Wilson dec’d to P.W. Hoyl.


               418    2 Oct 1869   Mary C. Guffey to Archibald Hampton.

 419     12 Dec 1870   John Evans to Hezekiah Evans; one brick house between the store house of C.P. Wilson and the dwelling of Timothy Sullins, on S side of Public Scuare in Athens, fronting the street, on a lot 15 feet, running back 30 feet, also my chairs, glasses, and barber tools in my shop at Athens and Cleveland,


                424               15 Sep 1870   Matthew S. Briant to Nancy A. Briant.

 428     9 Dec 1867   Circuit Court Decree: A. Blizard, Adm. of John N. Thurman dec’d VS Widow and heirs; title divested out of Mary Lee, James, and Wil­liam Thurman, children of John M. Thurman dec’d and vested in R.N. Hamilton the purchaser, subject to dower of Malinda Hamilton.

 431        2 Apr 1870   Ezekiel Swaffor to Drucilla Swafford.   

 432   9 Jan 1871   A,V. Netherland  she  to A. McKeldin; acknowledged in Knox Co. before Julius Ochs, Notary.

 434     23 Sep 1869   Thomas J., Margaret B., and Bell  Bella  Weir, and Sarvilla McMinn, heirs of John M.C. Weir, to T.W. Brock.

 435        7 Sep 1870   John G. and Henry H. Hale, Execs. of Thomas Hale dec’d, to J.W. Lillard.

 437     13 Jan 1871.   W. S. Burger and wife Mary C. to W.B. Dixon; two acres being the W half of four acres conveyed by N.?. Jarnagin to D.W. Robinson, Nov  1857, and bounded on W by Kilgore St., on College Street.

 440     26 Jan 1871   Partition of lots of James Forrest dec’d in Mouse Creek among his heirs, Albartus, William H., and John N. Forrest.

 443     28 Jan 1871     P.H. George and William H. Howard to J.K. Clingan of Bradley Co.; Deed of Trust for one undivided interest in lots now known as owned by Mrs. Mary George, it being the interest of P.M. George as heir of William George dec’d.

 444     12 Sep 1870   Susan Lowry to M.A. Newman  Alexander A. Newman ; Susan has dower in lands of  Daniel Lowry dec’d, and part of dower land is included in Lot No. 3 which was allotted to Martha N. Lowry by Chancery Court; Susan is selling this part of her dower.

 445     1 Feb 1871   Isaac Cookson to Mary A. Cookson; personal property and interest in land on which the children of John F. Miller dec’d reside; “All of which property I  acknowledge to be the lawful inheritance of said children”.


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447      21 Oct 1869   Mary D. Newton widow of Edward Newton dec’d to E.M. Newton; relinquishment of all her claims on estate.

 448     11 Feb 1871   William M. Gate of Bradley Co. to A. B. Blankenship; half int­erest in lot in Athens, corner of Washington and White Streets.

 448     17 Feb 1871   William W. Alexander to A.B. Blankenship; half interest in lot in Athens, corner of Washington and White Streets.


 450        13 Feb 1871   Henry H. Rider to William H. Rider of Loudon Co.


 457        29 Mar 1870   Rebecca 0. Bridges to Sarah Cates, wife of Eli B. Cates.


 458     24 May 1869   Copy of Circuit Court Decree Jane Turner VS H.H. Turner; one half in ---value of his lands set apart to Jane as alimony.


 461   2 Jan 1871   Charles L. King and wife Julia to David Cleage; their interest in Glenmore Mill property.


 466   1 Feb 1871   Gideon Gate and Mary Elder, Marriage Contract; Mary agrees to turn over to Gideon her personal property and proceeds or rents from her Dower, but retains the Dower, where she now lives, in her own name; Gideon agrees to take into his family Craton Elder, daughter of said Mary, support and educate her, and at her majority or marriage to give her $3OO.


 468   14 Mar 1871   James W. Saynisch and wife Pauline A.C. to John L. McKinney; Deed of Trust for farm on which they now live.


 469   30 Nov 1870   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: John B. Kennedy and James S. Beavers VS Elizabeth McPhail, Martha J. Kennedy, Nancy M. Beavers, and Mary J., Daniel B., Elizabeth P., and John W. McPhail; land subject to widow’s dower, sold to John B. Kennedy.


 469   20 Mar 1871   Rebecca Burns, widow of William Burns dec’d, to William H. Briant and Theodore Richmond; part of lot 41 in Athens.


 470   20 Mar 1871   M.L. Phillips and Theodore Richmond, Execs. and Rebecca Burns widow of William Burns dec’d to William W. Alexander, high bidder at sale; lot, facing Washington St. on S, with a front of 20 feet 6 inches, including the building known as the Burns Drug Store, and running back same width to the lot on which said Alexander now resides, bounded on N by said Alexander’s lot, and on E by Church Alley, in Athens; said Alexander stipulates that Rebecca Burns shall have, during her lifetime, the right of pass—way to the Wood—pile, through large gate, in rear of Drug Store.


 471   7 Mar 1868   John W. Paris, William Paris Sr.., and James C. Carlock to C. R. Hoyl, W.C. Vaughan, Robert H. Paris, Robert H. Wells, A. Slack, John Mayfield, J.B. Cobb, Robert Reynolds, E. W. Carlock, John Benton, Joseph S. King, Uriah Payne, and John A. Turley, as Trustees of the new College build­ing and lot; for love for religion, morals, and literature, one acre, the center of which is to be about one rod S of Coghill School House, so as to include the new College building and the graves; said House is to be used, first, for Educational purposes, secondly for Religious purposes, by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Baptist Church, and the Methodist Church South, when not in use by the school, and by all denominations when not otherwise occupied, thirdly the Free and Accepted Masons are privileged to occupy the upper part of the new house for a lodge.


(473)31 Mar 1871  Noah L. Cate and wife Mahala D. of Meigs Co. to James Alexander Cochran;              their 2/3 interest in lands of the late John Issom of McMinn Co.


(474)7 Feb 1871   B.E. Cass to Charlotte Gentry, land where she now lives.


(475)14 Jan 1871   D.P. Walker of Monroe Co. to John L. McKinney.


 477     1 Oct 1868   William Shipley to James Dean; 8/10 shares of land of father Christopher Shipley dec’d which descended to his ten children; one share to William by inheritance and the other seven shares purchased by him from Tho­mas, Mastin J., James M., Nehemiah, David, and Randal Shipley, and E1izabeth Smith formerly Shipley wife of John Smith.





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 479   26 Nov 1869   J.W. Gibson, Sheriff, to N.J. Lillard; the undivided interest of J.F. Kinser in land on which Rachel Kinser now resides,


 481        13 Apr 1871   James McClarney of Bledsoe Co. to Hugh Pinckney Burk.


 482        14 Apr 1871   Thomas Denton and wife Mollie E. to H.R. Chesnutt.


 483        11 Jan 1871   William J. Walsh to John N. Workman of Bradley Co.


 486         8 Apr 1871   Simeon Edgeman to Thomas K. Edgeman; his 1/10 interest in land.


 486   25 Aug 1869   Anna Bonner and John E. Hutsell, Agreement; Anna deeds her life interest in the Homestead tract  corner of Marion Bonner  for her nat­ural life to Hutsell and he agrees to board, and she is to live in her own house, and clothe, and provide the best medical attendance for her during her lifetime.


 487     21 Jan 1871   G.W. D’Armond to J.B. Davis; his one half interest in land; Attest: F.M. and C.C. D’Armcnd.


 489   24 May 1869 Copy of Chancery Court Decree: Title to land on which John E. Orr lived and died divested out of Edith, Joseph, and Aquilla Orr, William and Caroline Weathers, James H., Sherman, Robert, Elizabeth, Harriett, Lee, David, and John Orr, the widow and heirs of John E. Orr, and vested in Geo­rge Isbell the purchaser.


 489   7 Nov 1870 Joseph B. Harrel to Moses Harrel; his undivided interest in lands of his father John Harrel dec’d in McMinn Co., in return for the int­erest of said Moses in land in Girardeau Co., Mo.


 490   7 Nov 1870   George W. Brown and wife Elizabeth Jane formerly Harrel, daughter of John Harrel dec’d, to Moses Harrel; her interest in land.


 491   13 Dec 1866   Copy of Circuit Court Decree: Robert A. Love Gdn. of Robert McNutt VS James McNutt; sale 27 Oct 1866, after advertising in the Athens Press, and title divested out of James and Robert McNutt.


 494   4 Jan 1871   Robert N. Hamilton and wife Sarah M. formerly Thurman widow of John M. Thurman dec’d to James Howe.


 497   27 Apr 1871   A.E. McLelland  McClelland  and wife Kate to Herman Warnecke, Trustee for Julius E. Raht; lot in Riceville; acknowledged in Bradley Co.


 499   23 May 1870   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: Joseph Hamilton VS  E .A. and John L. Atlee et als; Title to land divested out of D.G. Atlee widow of E.A. Atlee dec’d, and John L. Atlee, P.C. Wilson and wife L.A. formerly Atlee, E.A. Atlee, A.F. Cox and wife A.V. formerly Atlee, John S. McCampbell and wife A.E. formerly Atlee, S.E. Luter widow of E. Luter dec’d and formerly S.E. Atlee, T. Coleman and wife M.S. formerly Atlee, N.T. Ayres and wife M.A. formerly Atlee, and B.G. Atlee, the children of E.A. Atlee dec’d, and vested in D.G. Atlee.


 501   12 May 1871   John L. Atlee to Margaret L. Gilbert; Atlee releases lien 11 Nov 1899.


 501        12 May 1871   D.G. Atlee to Margaret L. Gilbert wife of George G. Gilbert.


 502        12 May 1871   Calep McDermott to Betty Fore.


 503      23 May 1870   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: Deniza and William Scarbrough,

William S. Hambnight, Ann E. and Benjamin S. Knight, John P., B.F., H. H., T.A.C., and D.R.T. Hambright, B.J. and Samuel Henry, E.S. and J.D. Haskins VS John, G.R., M.I., J.F., J.R., Loureina, N.N., Lizzie, and Gaut Hambright, Rebecca and Robert Castle, John and Nancy Hambright, Charlotte Hambnight, and William H. Briant, Gdn. ad litem; land bought by W.R. Hambright.


 504     7 Apr 1871   Thomas Caldwell to William G. Horton, Chairman of County Court; lot 34 in Athens.


 505     25 Aug 1866   James Gettys and Rebecca Glenn, Marriage Contract; Rebecca of Newville, Cumberland Co., Pa.; Gettys agrees to set apart $5000. in U.S. bonds, the interest on which is to be hers if he should die, and at her death to revert to his estate; Rebecca agrees to relinquish all claims to his estate, dower, etc., except the above interest; James and Rebecca

               Gettys acknowledge, 23 May 1871.


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 506     17 May 1871   J.C. Weir of Bradford Co., Fla. to Joseph.McCulley; the farm upon which Isaac B. Haney now resides, known as the old George Colville farm.


517      2 May 1871   M.A. Helm & Co., M.A. and John J. Helm, to William W. Alexander; lot 43 in Athens known as the Gibson lot and where John J. Helm now resides, and lot 44 lying immediately N of lot 43 and has upon it stable, cribs, car­riage-house, cow-house, etc.; said two lots bounded on E by alley, on S by Washington Street, on W by alley separating said lots from the Grubb proper­ty now occupied by J.J. Manker, on N by alley  and opposite commons, or land supposed to belong to the Baptist Church, or once held in trust for a Female School ; the terms E, S, N, and W are not strictly in accordance with the direction of the sun or compass, but in accordance with usuage in this locality.


518      12 Mar 1863   Lewis R. Hurst to James Willson; proven by witness W.L. Burn in McMinn Co, 11 Apr 1871, and by witness D.G.. Russell in Hardeman Cc. 12 Jan 1871.


 519     18 Feb 1834   Williams Mayfield, Instrument with Alexander D. Keyes and Thomas B. Mayfield; on 4 Nov 1853, John B. McJunkin of Polk Co. obtained a lease from W.M. Biggs on land, for twelve months, to test, mine, and pros­pect for metal, minerals, and fossils, and should he find workable ore, he was to have one half of the mineral interest; on 26 Nov 1853, McJunkin sold to said Williams Mayfield one half of the lease, Col. Biggs being pre­sent and consenting; Keyes and Thomas B. Mayfield are to pay Williams Mayfield 1/3 each of the purchase price, and are to be joint beneficiaries on any profits or losses; acknowledged by Williams Mayfield 2 May 1871.


 520     3 Sep 1870   John M. Miller to Mary H. Bushong of Cocke Co.; lot 86 in Cal­houn where W.J. Walsh now lives.


 521     18 May 1871   William H. Howard and wife Nancy L. to Corporation of Town of Athens; their interest in land, beginning at NW corner of the Grave yard, S of the Court House in Athens, on the road leading to Matthews Mill.


 522     May 1871   Lois Deaderick, Uriah L. York and wife Mary D., all of Sullivan Co., to Corporation of Town of Athens; land in above deed, to which they had given title bond to the Howards; acknowledged in Washington Co., Va.


 523        1 Jun 1871   Thomas Yearwood of Monroe Co. to William Winters.


 523        1 Jun 1871  William Winters to C.C. Zachary of Monroe Co.


 524   1 Jun 1871   William Winters to R.T. Wilson, President of the East Tenn., Virginia, and Georgia R.R. Co.


 526        25 Dec 1869   Ellen 3. Hoge and husband Wallace N. Hoge to William J. Walsh.


 528     5 Jan 1871   William Divine of Dade Co., Mo., son of John Divine dec’d late of McMinn Co., to Ewing W. Carlock; Power of Atty. to collect his share of estate; acknowledged in Dade Co., Mo.


529         1 Feb 1854   Henry Matlock, surviving Exec. with Will annexed of Henry Matlock              dec’d, to Sarah Arnwine.


 530  15 Oct 1870  William J. Walsh to Mary Bushong, wife of John Bushong, all of McMinn Co.


 531     2 Dec 1867   Copy of County Court Decree: R.A. McAdoo and S.W. Royston, Adms. of James Elder dec’d VS Nancy Elder and others; title divested out of Nancy Stephenson, Jacob Elder, Mary Dennis, and Daniel, Sarah W., Robert, Mark, Lou, and Crayton Elder, and vested in John Elder the purchaser.




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 2       17 Jun 1871   James H. Lowry to P.P. Owens, J.M. Clementson, J.W. Rentfro, A.R. Porter, and Seth Edens, Trustees for the M.E. Church South to be built in Riceville.


 3       28 Nov 1870   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: Thomas Shipley, Mary and Rob­ert B. Smith VS Uriah and William Shipley et als; lands of which Christo­pher Shipley died possessed sold to W.B.L. Reagan; title divested out of Thomas Shipley, Mary and Robert B. Smith, Uriah Shipley, William Shipley, the heirs of Randall Shipley dec’d whose names and residence are unknown, James H., Sarah, James, Joseph, Parolee, and Emeline Shipley, the minor heirs of Nehemiah Shipley decd whose names are unknown, Hannah Shipley, William Shipley son of David Shipley dec’d, Zlizabeth, Thomas C., and David R. Shipley, John T., Nehemiah, Sterling, Elizabeth, Frank, and Melton Smith.


 5       22 Jun 1873.   Corporation of Town of Athens, W. Gettys, Mayor, to M.A. Helm and Co. and J.J. Helm; parcel of ground fronting on Washington Street, run­ning back with Hill Street.


 5       13 Jul 1671   Thomas Davis to Sarah Beasley.


 6       18 Jun 1370   Joel Dugger to Emanuel L. Dugger; his half interest in land in Buckhorn Valley which was willed to him by his father Daniel Dugger; acknowledged in Johnson Co.


 7       8 Jun 1871   Henry McMahan and wife Margaret to Jacob Elder.


 9       24 Jul 1871   Sam. P. Ivins to wife Louisa; for love; lot 99 in Athens which he had purchased 30 Apr 1859, using for the most part funds that were hers.


 12     24 Dec 1869   John F. Sharp to L.M.C. Melton of Rhea Co.


 13     3 Jun 1871   Ebenezer Divine of Barton Co., Mo., son and one of the heirs of John Divine dec’d late of McMinñ Co., to Ewing W. Carlock.


 17     16 Sep 1867   Mahala J. Onley of Williamson Co., Ill, to Elizabeth Stafford; her dower in the Levi E. Onley land.


 22     20 Aug 1866   Richard Wilson of Catoosa Co., Ga. to Lawrence Swaffor; land laid off to Jackson Smith, from and after the death of N.D. Smith, and the lifetime estate of heirs of said N.D, Smith, viz, John J. Smith, and Martha A. Smith and her husband John B. Smith, which was conveyed to him.


 26     24 May 1869   Alexander McKenzie VS  S.H. and James C. Cate, Ezekiel Bonner, Margaret and John E. Hutsell, Elizabeth and James Gregory, James B. and Cal­vin Bonner, Paralee and John Shearer, Martha and John Weir, Joseph and Sarah Walker, Elmore and Mary Brook, George F. Bonner by his regular Gdn. Joseph McCulley, William, James, John, and Thomas Gregory, by their Gdn. ad litem V.C. Allen; title to land divested out of complainant and respondents.


 28     19 Aug 1871   J.M. Walsh to James Dixon of Bradley Co.


 30     25 Aug 1871   William W. Alexander and wife Penelope Eliza to W.G. Horton and T.J. Cate; Deed of Trust for lots 43 and 44 in Athens, which they now occupy and which they recently bought from M.A. and J.J. Helm, together with the mansion, and also the lot at the corner of Washington and White Streets upon the public square, numbered new sty4.e 37, now occupied by E.A. Cobleigh as a drug store.


 32     24 Aug 1871   Andrew J. Turner and wife Elvira to S.H. McWhirter.


 32     7 Jan 1872.   James H. Lowry to S.D. Stanfield, James Parkison, and James H. Lowry, Trustees of the M.E. Church; for the ministry and membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America.


 33     31 Aug 1871   Mrs. Delilah G. Atlee, widow of Edwin A. Atlee, to James Patter­son; land with exception of seven acres known as the Gettys Paper Mill seat, which was heretofore sold to Joseph Matthews.


 36     28 Apr 1870   Elizabeth Stipe to B.F. Morgan and A.C. Stipe; her interest in five tracts of land conveyed to Henry Latham, in return for her support dur­ing her lifetime.


 37     29 Sep 1857   George Reynolds to William E2nore of Blount Co.; 5 Sep 1871, Jacob P. Briant and Martin M. Hicks prove handwriting of witness Elisha Briant, who is dead.






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 39       18 Jul 1871   James T. Fitzgerald and wife Sarah E. of Laclede Co., Mo .to Claiborne C. Neil of Jackson Co., Ore.; Power of Atty. to collect the int­erest of the said Sarah E. as one of the children of John Neil dec’d, late of McMinn Co.


 39       15 Nov 1867   R.C., T.J., S.V., Emeline, Martha, Catherine, and Margaret Bates, heirs of William Bates dec’d., to Sterling C. Hambright; lot 90 in Calhoun.


 40       25 Feb 1870   James B. Cooke to George Sherman; lot in or near the town of Athens, bounded on the E by the Forest Hill Academy.


 41       8 Sep 1871   George Sherman to Town of Athens; beginning at SE corner of lot in above deed, running NE with College St. 24 feet, thence across my lot on a parallel with Nat Jones fence to Jones Street, thence with said Street SW 24 feet.


 44       21 Jul 1871   G.M. and P.D.K. Bloom, and E.A. Watts and husband William R. Watts to Susannah, M.E., S.C., and H.W. Bloom; their undivided interest in land.


 45       15 Sep 1871   D.C. Clark and wife Sarah A. formerly Coats, and William Cranfield and wife Mary S. formerly Coats heirs of William Coats dec’d, to J.J. Coats; land on which William Coats resided at his death.


                46     24 Aug 1871  Sterling C. 1-{ambright to William P. Caldwell, both of Bradley Co.


 47       25 Jan 1871 Jacob Dethero Sr. to son Jacob Dethero Jr., both of Bradley Co.; signed by Jacob Dethero and wife Nancy.


 48          25 Sep 1871   F.M. Jack and wife M.E. to S.H. Jack.


 49          25 Sep 1871   Samuel H. Jack and wife Mary L. to Lafayette T. McNabb and Noah             Orton.


 51          16 Aug 1871  W.G.B. Britt of Meigs Co. to Mrs. Elizabeth J. Collins.


 51       3 Oct 1871   Corporation of town of Athens, W. Gettys Mayor, to N.E. Cobleigh; lot beginning on lot 34 of Haywood’s addition of said town, at corner of Washington and Hi1l Streets, and running SW with Washington Street 35 feet, to the lot now owned by him, thence across said lot, and parallel with Hill Street, down to Main Street, thence to the E corner of said lot, thence back to beginning; leaving Hill Street 30 feet in width, hit reserving 4 feet of said lot fronting Washington Street, that said street may be given its uni­form width.


 52       25 Jan 1869   James A. Armstrong to Robert A. and William Armstrong; his 1/7 interest in lands of father William P. Armstrong.


 53       26 Sep 1871   Elizabeth Ann Armstrong to Robert A. and William Armstrong; her 1/7 interest in lands of father William P. Armstrong.


 53          4 Oct 1871  J.M. Henderson to Eliza A. McDonald.


 55       15 Sep 1871   E.E. Johnston of Polk Co. to H.C. Hurst; lot in Mouse Creek; deed to take place of deed which said Johnston made or should have made to E. Cate in 1859.


 58       30 Oct 1871   William B. Dixon and wife Hannah R to Elizabeth Susannah Cow­ing, all of Athens.



 61       26 Sep 1872.  G.M., S.C., S., M.E., H.W., and P.D.K. Bloom to Eliza A. Watts and husband W.R.; their undivided interest in land excepting one half acre including the grave yard, which is hereby reserved for a graveyard.


 65       4 Nov 1871   James and T.E. Cox to Laurett M. Cox; Thomas E. Cox quit claims to father James Cox his interest in land which the said James had deeded to him in return for his support during his lifetime, and said James Cox deeds to daughter-in-law Laurett the land, whereon Thomas It Cox now lives, in return for his support.


 6s        16 Nov 1871   Moses Bonner to M.V. Reed of Polk Co.; lot in Calhoun; sign­ed by Moses Bonner and wife Lorramie  Loramiey .


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 70     No date. John A. Erwin to S.H. McWhirter; one half or four shares in land; acknowledged 23 Nov 1871.


 70     29 May 1871   James A., H.P., and William J. Ware, Alasaphene Thornton and husband William J. Thornton, all of McDonald Co., Mo., to Allen Ware of McMinn Co.; Power of Atty. to collect their share of estate of James Pearce, as heirs of Sarah I. Ware dec’d.


 82     21 Aug 1871   John T. Hart and wife Mary M. to J.H. Ball of Bradley Co.; Deed of Trust.


 88     23 Dec 1871   David H. and Isham Dennis to John C. Winton of  Loudon Co.; six undivided shares of farm on which James Dennis now lives; attest: John and David H. Dennis.


 90     1 Nov 1853   James L. Kinser to Nancy Rockhold; 12 Dec 1871, signature of witness Stephen Taylor, who is dead, is proven by David H. Dennis.


 95     9 Nov 1871  Joseph M. Horton and wife Margaret Jane to Reuel B. McGaughey; their 1/9 interest in lot 5 in Athens, with a two-story house, with except­ion of 30 feet off of E side sold to William F. Keith; acknowledged in Fan­nin Co., Texas.


 96     4 Jan 1872   Jacob H. Fisher and Wife Frances E. to James C. Lowry; Deed of Trust; land, where Fishers formerly lived, deeded to Frances It. by Chancery Court.


 98     4 Jan 1872   Daniel C. Lowry and wife Mattie W. to James C. Lowry; Deed of Trust for lot 7 deeded to Daniel C. by Chancery Court.


 99     3 Jan 1872   E.A. Taylor of Monroe Co. to Jesse Richerson of Loudon Co.


               100    6 Jan 1872   Thomas J. Edgman to Thomas K. Edgman; his 1/20 interest in land.


 101   10 Jan 1872   P.L. Dodson and wife Amanda to John Hill; their 1/5 interest in the Jonathan F. Pugh farm.


                103  17 Jan 1872   George B. Richardson and wife Nancy to Pleasant M. Milligan.


 111     7 Jan 1870   Heirs of Nathan Sullins dec’d partition land among themselves; Lazarus Dodson and wife Rebecca L., J.F.J. Lewis and wife Laura M., N.A. Cardwell, James Steed and wife Elizabeth  Lizzie H. , James H. Cardwell, Timmie E. Cardwell, Armstead L. Mallicote and wife Mary R., the last nine named being heirs of Hazy Cardwell dec’d and entitled to her share; Morrice R. Sullins and T. Sullins deed part of land to Timothy Sullins; the Mallcotes acknowledged in Washington Co., Va.; the Lewis’ acknowledged in Knox Co.; the remainder, except James H. and Timmie E. Cardwell, acknowledge in McMinn Co., and those two do not sign.


 113   20 Apr 1870   Samuel Watson of Davidson Co., Trustee or the Bank of Tenn., to Timothy Sullins; all of lots 67 and 68 in Athens, and some feet in addition on the northern boundary, adjoining property formerly owned by A. Cleage, now by P.C. Wilson and W. Gettys, and bounded on E by White St., on S by Bank Alley, on W by Church Alley, on N by boundary line as now enclosed be­tween said lots and property of the Crawford heirs, and said Wilson and Gettys, being all the property now included Sn the enclosure of the Bank property; $4725.


 117   20 Jan 1852   Edward Lee to Moses Joines; 9 Feb 1872, proven by witness Solomon Wilson, and by said Wilson and John H. Joines who prove handwriting off witness K.M. James, who is dead.


 124   1 Jul 1868   Elizabeth and A.C. Stipe, B.F. Morgan and wife Sarah A. to A.C. Blevins and wife Catherine; land which they all bought.




 127   29 Feb 1872   Rebecca Burns, widow, and M.L. Phillips and Theodore Richmond, Execs. of William Burns dec’d, to William W. Alexander; Richmond has recently moved to Chattanooga.


 129     1 Mar 1872   Mary M. Reeder to Joseph, J.S., Asenath, and S.E. Matthews; lots 92 and 93 in Athens, situated on Main and Jackson Streets, fronting on the Public Square, known as the Athens Hotel property, and occupied by her until this day.


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 130   29 Dec 1871   Susan and Zilpha Lee to H.C. and William L. Reynolds, and J.H. Joines, Trustees; one acre for building a school house.


 134   18 Jan 1872   John W. Paris to Patsey Lewis formerly Paris; one acre with free access to the spring.


 137   26 Mar 1872   A.B. Blankenship of Athens to James H. Huff  of Red Clay, Whitfield Co., Ga.; “To whomsoever it may concern to know the object of this In­denture, Greeting: In this, and all transactions between men, may Justice ever reign supreme !”


 139        27 Mar 1872   James R. Love and wife Julia Reagan Love, of Jackson Co., N.C., to Mira A. Reagan; for $9000., part of  which is in 600 acres in Monroe Co., their 43 undivided interest  in lands of James H. Reagan dec‘d, the other 2/3 belonging to W.B.L. and James A. Reagan, heirs.


 140   27 Mar 1872   Mira A. Reagan to her children, W.B.L. and James A, Reagan, and Julia H. Love; she has released her right of dower in estate of her husband James H. Reagan dec’d.


 146   15 Jan 1872   John M. Ellis of Barry Co., Mo. to Ransom A. Ellis; his inter­est in estate of Ezekiel Ellis dec’d; acknowledged in Lawrence Co., Mo.


 149   22 Aug 1871   Nancy Rockholt and children Thomas, Franklin, William, James, and Tolbert Rockholt to H.P. Ward.


 154   26 Apr 1872   James A. Dixon and wife Martha C. of Bradley Co. to C.D.S. Wilkins.


 155   24 Apr 1872   Henry Bradford to Mary K. Bradford; his 1/5 undivided interest in the home farm of James F. Bradford dec’d, about two miles from Athens on the great road leading from Athens to Benton.


 155   24 Apr 1872   Fielding Bradford to James F. Bradford Jr.; his 1/5 interest as in above deed.


 156   2 May 1872   John D. Dickson  Dixon  to Martha J. Dixon; his undivided half of land.





 159   7 Jul 1868   Hamilton Pearce to Norvell M. Robinson, Thomas S. Garner, and Isaac P. Threadkill of Fulton Co., Ga.; 3/4 of the mineral interests in land in consideration of their labor bestowed and money spent to open and investigate a vein of minerals; said mineral interest to be developed in next three years or deed is to be void.


 162   28 Oct 1871   James C. Carlock to Margaret Caroline, wife of Thomas J. Hen­derson Jr.


 164   17 May 1872   Mark Grayson to Joseph Smith in trust for J.H. Smith; Deed of trust for the outfit known as Grayson’s Pavilion.


 167   25 May 1872   Alexander Cleage to James M. Henderson; part of lot 95 in Ath­ens, beginning at N corner of lot, fronting 28 feet on Main St., and running back the same width 79 feet on Jackson Street, and so as to include the brick store-house on the N corner now occupied by McKeldin, Dement, and Co., also to include the small brick building now occupied by T. Nixon Van Dyke as a law office.


 168   24 Jan 1871   Montraville Reynolds to Thomas H. McGuire minor heir of William McGuire dec’d.


 171   14 May 1872   Smith S. Robbins of Adams, Jefferson Co., N.Y. to Hiram H. Sage of  Copenhagan, Lewis Co., N.Y.; Deed of Trust.


 173  3 Jun 1871   Charles A. McDonald and wife Matilda S. of Monroe Co. to William

B. Hamilton.


 176  4 Jul 1872   Hugh P. Wilson to Laura Ellen Tennessee, Margaret Cornelia Eliz­abeth, and Stephen Frances Wilson, children of dec’d. son P.H. Wilson,


 177   4 Dec 1871   Copy of County Court Decree: title divested out of Eliza Bunch, Thomas Rockholt and wife Caroline, Joseph Farris and wife Rachel, and Jane, Sarah, Mary, Henry, James, Elenor, Joseph, and Permelia Cof fman, and also the heirs of William Kinser dec’d whose names and ages are unknown, and also Phebe, Henry, James, William, and Ellen Kinser, all of whom are heirs of  Henry Kinser dec’d.


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179                         No date.   William L. Fambro to John A. Lowry; for $15O., the right, of which I am the proprietor, to make eight pounds of butter from one gallon of sweet milk, in McMinn Co. only; acknowledged 24 Jul 1872.




 180   16 May 1872   East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia R.R. Co., R.T. Wilson, President, Mortgage to the United States; in latter part of 1865, the U.S. sold to the R.R. certain rolling stock, machinery, etc.


 186   11 May 1872   Matthew Nelson and wife Rebecca Ann to Reuel B. McGaughey; their 1/9 interest in lot 5 in Athens.


 187   29 Dec 1869   Alcy M. Dodson and husband Jesse, Sarah B. Dixon and husband James H., Martha A. Bloom and husband P.D.K., and Laura S. Dorsey and hus­band McKamy W. to Lewis H. and Jason M. Newman; their 1/7 part each undi­vided interest in homestead and other property of William Newman dec’d.


 188   27 Dec 1871 Isaac M. Wilson and wife Eliza S. to Lewis H. and Jason H. New­man; their 1/7 part of homestead and other property of William Newman dec’d.


                189  1 Aug 1872   J.M, Newman to Lewis H. Newman; his interest as in above deeds.


                189  17 Jul 1872 James S. Shannon and wife Nancy to Bogan Cash.


 192   6 Aug 1872   James Gettys to W.B. McKeldin; lot 108 in Athens on which the Hotel is located, known as the Horton Hotel property.


 196   20 Aug 1872   Elizabeth Susanna Cowing to Lewis Stanton; acknowledged by Elizabeth S. Cowing and husband Joseph.


                199  10 Apr 1872   George Deaderick and wife Bettie to John Evans; Deed of Trust.


                206  9 Aug 1872   Charles V. Orton and wife Clarinda A. to Robert H. Erickson and

wife Elizabeth.


 208   11 Sep 1872   Alexander, Jemima, and John H. Cleage to Herman Warnecke; Deed of Trust; Alexander, John H., and Thomas A. Cleage are indebted to Julius Raht.


.217   12 Sep 1872   Henry S. Glover and wife Jeannette H. of Jasper Co., Ga  for­merly Jeannette H. Keith widow of William F. Keith to Jeannette H. Keith, daughter of Jeannette H. Glover formerly Keith and William F. Keith dec’d; for love.


 218   17 Sep 1872   James K. Polk Witt and wife Margaret Ann to Thomas K. Edgman; their undivided interest in land.


 219   14 Sep 1872   Lucy Rothwell to daughter Amelia Ann Rothweil; for love, and for care she has taken of me in my old age.


 221   5 Oct 1869   Nancy Price formerly Coats and husband Dosey Price to J.J. Coats; their interest, as heirs, in lands of William Coats dec d.


 222   28 Sep 1872  John H. Miller and wife Mary to W,J. Davis of Bradley Co.; Deed of Trust.


 224   8 Aug 1872   John C. Gibson and wife W.M. to Mary Miller, wife of John M. Mil­ler.


 226   4 Oct 1872   Louisa A. Coats and J.J. Coats and wife Elizabeth to Richard Thomas.


 227   3 Oct 1872  Lucy Pearce to Elijah Hutsell; signed by Lucy and husband John S.


 229   11 Oct 1870   J.P. Howell, Rachel J. Whaley formerly Howell and husband Tho­mas F., J.H. Howell by his Atty. in fact Elizabeth Howell, all heirs of John Howell Sr. dec’d, to Samuel H. and John V. Howell; land sold by a pro­ceedings had in Rhea Co. Circuit Court; land in McMinn Co. and partly in Meigs Co.; acknowledged in Rhea Co.


 229   12 Oct 1870  John V. Howell to S.H. Howell of McMinn Co.; acknowledged in Rhea Co.; land of John Howell Sr. known as the Humphrey farm.


               230    1 Oct 1872   Joshua Chapman and wife Susan N. to Aaron Waller.


 239     19 Aug 1839   William Paris Sr. to Andrew J. Paris; 16 Oct 1872, witnesses identify the handwriting of witness J.F. Benton who is in Texas.


            239      No date. A.J. Paris to John Leslie; signed by A.J. Paris and wife N.J.;   acknowledged 16 Oct 1872.


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 240   22 May 1871   Copy of Chancery. Court Decree: Isaac Stalcup et al VS James H. Stalcup et a1; title to land divested out of complainants and respondents, children of Moses Stalcup Sr.; Levi H. Stalcup buys the land.


 242   15 Oct 1872   Jasper Ware of Pineville, McDonald Co., Mo. to Allen Ware; Power of Atty. to collect his part of estate of James Pearce.


                244   8 Oct 1872   Lee Cate and wife flmanda to Greenberry Cate.


 245   25 Oct 1872   Harvey and Jehu  Jehue  S. Fry, Execs. of Phillip Fry dec’d, to James L., David A., William J., Samuel S., Leonidas, John W, and Julia Low, heirs of William E. Low dec’d, late of McMinn Co.


 247   25 Oct 1872   R.H. Paris to James Payne; Deed of Trust, for securing John J. Payne, Atty. “for his heirs to the William Paris estate and Sarah Vanzant.”


 248   15 Oct 1870   A.J. Shelton to S.L, Caldwell, Clerk of the Shelton Grove Uni­ted Baptist Church, two acres for the use of said church.


 250   11 Sep 1872   William N. Paris to James Hickey of Roane Co.; Deed of Trust to secure note due to Mary I. and Nancy Lurana Hickey, daughters of said James.


 253   26 Oct 1872   Hamilton P. Ware of Fannin Co., Texas to Allen Ware; Power of Atty. to collect his share of estate of James Pearce dec’d.


 255   16 Nov 1872   Elias Lawson to David Lawson; his interest in lands of Hugh lawson dec’d; acknowledged in Hamilton Co.


                258   28 Nov 1872   John W. Paris and wife Margaret to J.A. Turley.


 259   28 Nov 1872 W.C.  Vaughan to Henry Chesnutt; Deed of Trust; signed and ac­knowledged by W.C. Vaughan and wife Mary Ann.


               263    7 Nov 1872   Alexander Cleage to C. Myra Crawford and her heirs.


                264  29 Jun 1872  Isaac Leadbetter and wife Martha to William B. Pickens.


 266   28 Nov 1870   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: Title divested out of Joseph, Wi11iam H., and Granville Cecil, and Onslow G., Coleman C., and Leander Minzes.


 268   28 May 1871  Copy of Chancery Court Decree: R.G. Blackburn, Adm. of Jesse Blackburn dec’d VS Mary Blackburn widow et al; title divested out of R.G. Blackburn, Susan A. and Thomas A. Case, Malinda B. Duggan, Margaret A. Black­burn, Eliza B. and R.E. Martin, and Mary Blackburn, heirs.


 269   28 Nov 1872   Richard Swaffor to Malinda Swaffor; Deed of Gift of all his title to land.


 270   7 Dec 1872  James A. Fuqua to William H. Briant; his 1/7 interest in house and lot No. 7 in Athens which descended to him from his mother Elizabeth J. Fuqua; lot in plan of lots laid off by H.B. Haywood.


 271   19 Dec 1872   Charles A. Barnett and wife Louisanah formerly Armstrong to William and Robert A. Armstrong; their 1/7 interest in land of father William P. Armstrong.


 273   16 Sep 1872   Chrisley Foster, Exec. of Thomas McCollum dec’d, to Eldridge Neil  Col’d ; Franklin Co., Ill., Sarah McCullom widow, Joseph M. McCullom, and Alley Pearce formerly McCullom, children of Thomas McCullom dec’d, re­lease their title to land.

 276     29 Jul 1872   J.W. Lillard and wife Hattie S. to Henry El. Matlock; their ¼ interest, as heirs, in land of John C. Matlock which had been willed to him by John Natlock•Sr., and after the death of Mrs. Mary Matlock.

 277     11 Sep 1872   Timothy Sullins and wife Mary W. to Herman Warnecke;  Deed of Trust to secure J.E. Raht of Bradley Co., property known as the Bank Build­ing and now occupied by the Sullins.


279      10 Jan 1873   Humphrey L. Shults and wife Isabel to A.D. Scruggs; the Tandy S. Rice lots in Mouse Creek.


281    Jan 1873   John H. Wood and wife S.E. to E.M. Stalcup; their 1/12 interest in dower land of Nancy Stalcup.


             282     5 Sep 1870   Copy of County Court Decree: land partitioned into three parts equal in value, one to Sampson Bishop, one to Robert Bishop, and one to James C., Robert T.,      Sarah D, John M.P., and Elizabeth Bishop, minor children of Mrs. Nancy Bishop and    heirs of Thomas Bishop dec’d.


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 284   20 Jan 1873  William H. Brock and wife Nancy E. to Wesley Anne of McMinn Co. and Elmore Brock of White Co.; his 1/9 interest in land of Blasengane Brock dec’d.


 284   20 Jan 1873   James H. Huff of Whitfield Co., Ga. to .A.B. Blankenship; the store-house, residence, and lot in Athens that I bought from him 26 Mar 1872, it being the only property I ever owned in Athens.


                285  7 Jan 1873       J.M. Clementson and wife Mary to Thomas and Charles Riggins.


    287  15 Jan 1873     John D. Lowry Sr. and wife M.E. to William P. Wilson Jr. of  Monroe             Co.


 291   11 Jan 1873     L.M.C. Melton to 0.P. Melton, a minor; money paid by John Melton dec’d; land subject to dower of widow of John Melton deo’d.


 294   24 Dec 1872   Jacob G. Carmichael and wife Sarah Elizabeth J. to William Lasater,


 296   31 Jan 1873   F.M. Brock to Elmore Brock of White Co.; his 1/9 interest in estate of father B. Brock dec’d.


 297   7 Feb 1873   Isaac and C.C. Stalcup, and F.J. Etter and wife F.A. to E.M. Stalcup; their 1/12 interest in land of Moses Stalcup dec’d.


298      4 Jan 1873   F.A. Pettitt and wife S.E., and W M. Carson and wife M.E. to Mary Ann Carson; division of land, by mutual agreement, that was deeded to W.M., Sarah E., and Mary Ann Carson.


299      4 Feb 1873   Elijah Cate and wife Ellen to son John C. Cate; for parental love, for his services to us in our old age and business aid. to us for eight years since his majority, for his promise to pay judgment brought by David Cleage, for his promise to pay our daughter Martha E. McKamy; our homestead farm where we now reside, subject to our support during our lifetime.


304      21 Feb 1873    John Wallin and wife Emily of McMinn Co. and W.S. Foster and wife Mary P. of Polk Co. to J.A. Turley.


 307        3 Feb 1873    James C. Lemons and wife Ann to Fannie J. Hawk and J.D. Porter.


 310        12 Mar 1873   H. Cate and wife Maranda Tennessee of McNinn Co. to R.J. Cate

of Bradley Co.


 312     18 Jan 1870   Carroll Whiney and wife Hannah Eliza, Susan White, and Nancy Ann Caldwell, heirs of Barton White, of McDonald Co., Mo. to Ensley Wann of Benton Co., Ark.; Power of Atty. to attend to their business in McMinn Co.


314      28 Feb 1873   Andrew Hutsell to Charles L. Matlock; in consideration of a part of Ellen H. Matlocks legacy, wife of Charles L. Matlock.


 319     18 Mar 1873   Smith 3. Robbins of Adams, Jefferson Co., N.Y. to Zelotus M. Brown of Rodman, Jefferson Co., N.Y.; mortgage of land in McMinn Co., the Cedar Springs Farm, and all the personal property on said farm, under con­trol of A.H. Wilson, tenant; Brown has signed note as security for Robbing as Exec. of Alpheus Brown dec’d.


327      17 Oct 1872   Major L. Wallis and Matilda Wallis to James H. Magill; 8 Oct 1873, acknowledged by Matilda Roy formerly Wallis, and formerly the wife of Major L. Wallis.


 328        27 Nov 1872   C.C. D’Arrnond and wife Emily C. to Williamson  Erickson.


 329        5 Apr 1873    Sampson Bishop and wife Elizabeth to son James Monroe Bishop.


 331         4 Oct 1867   Stephen H. Crawley of Polk Co. to S.H. McWhirter.


 334     20 Mar 1873    Thomas L.W. Arnwine of Meigs Co. to mother Sarah Arnwine of McMinn Co.; his interest in undivided land, in order that she may pass the remainder of her life in ease and comfort.


 337     21 Apr 1873    A. McKinsey and wife Susan to A.C. Smith, in trust for William McKinsey Sr.


 338        17 Nov 1872             William Knox and wife Tennessee of Bradley Co. to John Carver.


 340        11 Apr 1873 Jefferson L. Carson and wife Miranda L. to 4.0. Montgomery; Deed of             Trust.


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 344     19 Apr 1872    C.C. Zachary of Monroe Co. to Isaac Benson of same.


 344     8 May 1873     Isaac Benson of Monroe Co. to Charles Edgar Zachary, a minor child, born of Mrs. R,E. Zachary on 3 Nov 1871, now in the custody and pos­session of Mrs. R.E. Zachary of Knox Co.; the land in above deed.


 347   15 Dec 1871    Jersey City, N.J.; M.B. McMahan and wife California V. release part of a vendor’s lien which John McMahan held on W.J.McMahan and conveyed to the grantors; acknowledged in Hudson Co., N.J.


 350   2 Apr 1873      J.H. Eiffert to  S.H. McWhirter; acknowledged in Canadian Dis­trict, Cherokee Nation, before J.L. McCorkel, Clk., Abraham Woodall, Judge of District Court, Will P. Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, at the Executive Office at Fort Gibson.


 353   18 Apr 1873    Samuel W. Royston and wife Elizabeth to J.H. Gaut of Bradley Co.; Deed of Trust.


 362   2 Jun 1873       James H. Charles and wife Caroline M. to Nancy B. Grant wife of  J.M. Grant.


                364  30 May 1873   D.M. McReynolds and wife Laura L. to William L. Rice.


               364    24 May 1873   C.C. Stalcup and wife Lidia F. to W.L. Rice.


 367   26 May 1868   Thomas Melton to Carrol Long, J.S. Knox, Alfred Morris, Ralley Chesnutt, and C.Y. Brown, Trustees for the joint stock company owning Oak Grove Academy; for respect for education; land near Wesleyanna Church.



 367   No date.   James H. Mitchell and wife Mary B. to J.C. Wilson; Deed of Trust; acknowledged 28 Jun 1873.


 370   26 May 1869   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: David Hunt becomes the purchas­er of land of Mary Hoyl dec’d; title divested out of heirs Sarah Alloway, and Lawson, Henderson, and Mary Hoyl, J.A.R. Grills, Sydney Smith, Robert and Martha Hoyl, Mary Mayfield, Taylor and Joseph Hoyl, Richard and Samuel Cannon.


 371        14 Oct 1871 Mary Bird to Margaret Lattamore; acknowledged in Knox Co.


372      14 Dec 872      W.M. Kelley, Tax Collector, to Robert Browder; land of                      Tabitha Bolin, sold for 1866-7 taxes.


373   30 Jun 1873        John C. and Israel P. Smith of Cherokee Co., Texas to brother William R. Smith of McMinn Co.; Power of Atty, in consideration of trust and confidence, to sell their 1/10 interest each in land of father John Smith dec’d.


 374 23 July 1873       Heirs of John Smith dec’d to James T. Smith; ten heirs are John C., Israel P., and William R Smith, Martha A. Axley and husband James W., Mary M. Norvell and husband Clinton L., Rebecca C. Hicks and husband John H., Joseph A.R. Smith, Cornelia F. Smith, James T. Smith the purchaser, and the children of daughter Nancy B. Lowry dec’d formerly Smith, who are John A., Mary L.A., Robert H., and Nancy E. Lowry; James C. Lowry signs but is not mentioned in the deed.


 377        30 Jul 1873    Amanda N. Burger of Athens to W.B. Dixon.


 377     1 Aug 1873      Samuel G. Chesnutt and wife Mary J. to Dr. Abijah Scruggs; lot in Mouse Creek known as the E. Dixon Tanyard; Deed of Trust.


 378     26 Jul 1873      T. Nixon VanDyke to Corporation of Athens; in consideration that the town authorities have caused to be made a good post and plank fence to enclose what is now called Cedar Grove Cemetery, S of and adjoining Athens; or an acre, an oblong square, beginning two feet S of the SW cor­ner of the Van Dyke burial lot, now enclosed by an iron railing.


 380     11 Aug 1873    James H. White and wife Fidelia C. to M.T. Gratton of Preston, Fillimore Co., Minn.; mortgage.


 384   24 Jul 1873      William Thompson and wife Mary J.S. of Warren Co. to John A.H. Thompson.


 385                 24 May 1873   William Harmon and wife Jane B. to T.L. Farrell.


 387        19 Aug 1873             A.H. Barker and Nathan. Melton to Nathan Melton, Hugh Studdard, A.H. Barker, John Bookout, and A.R. Barker, Trustees of the Methodist E. Church; land surrounding the new Church known as Clark’s Chapel.





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 390        24 Aug 1873.            T.W. Brock and wife Delila to W.J. Brock.


               391    24 Aug 1871    W.J. Brock and wife Martha M. to T. W. Brock.


               395    28 Aug 1873    Marshal Lewis and wife 3.11. to M.V. Reid.


             396     2 Aug 1873      W.D. and John M. Jackson to Lewis H. Newman, in trust for the use of Zion Hill Cemetery.


 399   30 Jan 1866     John H. Weir of Sebastian Co., Ark. to Thomas J. Weir; his un­divided interest in estate of John M.C. Weir dec’d and in same estate which had descended to P.B. Weir dec’d.


 399   5 Sep 1873      John C. Winton of  Loudon Co. to Mark and Creighton Dennis; his undivided interest as heir of William Richardson dec’d, being 6/8 interest.


 402   9 Sep 1873      J.H. Magill and wife Sarah Jane to John H. Parker; Deed of Trust; indebted to George F. Parker of Bradley Co.


 405               22 Aug 1873    Joseph Eblin and wife Zora to S.F. Dixon of Bradley Co.


 412  28 Nov 1870   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: title to land divested out of Joseph F., Martha J., Alfred A., and Sarah A. Smith, subject to dower of widow Lucinda Smith.


 414   27 Sep 1873    John A. Lowry to James C. Lowry; his interest in land of father T.J. Lowry dec’d.


 415   17 Sep 1873    E.H. Benton and wife Mary E. and T.K. Thomasson to James E. McCanse; land known as the Logan farm.


 420               24 Jan 1873     Elijah Cate to daughter Harriet L. Neil; for love.


 421  7 Oct 1873 T.W. Burge of Monroe Co. to W.S. Gaston; one iron safe, desk, and other office furniture now in office of Burge & Gaston, situated over John Evans’ Barber Shop in Athens,


 425     3 Oct 1873    Hugh P. Wilson and wife Nancy to J.B. Reed.


 427     15 Oct 1873   Eusebous Maynor and wife Jincey to R.B. Thompson.


 428               1 Jun 1873 George W. Saulpaw and wife Emeline S., Agreement with James M.Waldie, George B. Ewing of Bristol, Tenn., William Doyle of West Point, Ga., and Joseph H. Girad of Atlanta, Ga.; lease of flouring mill now owned by Emeline.


 432   4 Nay 1871      Margaret Willis to James J. and S. Jane Pugh; part of the un­divided interest of James Bonner’s heirs.


 434   1 Nov 1873     Jesse A. Wilson and Elizaheth Wilson, and Jesse Wilson and Marutia Wilson to William McKenzie; land known as the Gregory farm; E1izaheth and Marutia are wives of J.A. and Jesse.


 436  6 Mov 1873      John L. Thompson and wife Martha to James Baker; Deed of Trust.



 438  17 Nov 1872 Samuel H. Howell and wife Ruth J. to George W. Wallis; Howells acknowledge in Meigs Co.


 443   8 Mar 1873      Thomas McGee, half brother and only heir of Joseph McClure dec’d and Nancy McClure, widow of Joseph McClure, to T.L. Farrell.


 443  18 Nov 1873   R.B. Thompson and wife Mary A. to Charles V. Orton.


 444  9 Sep 1873      John B. Kennedy and wife Martha J. to W.C. Wallis.


 446   10 Dec 1873    Letha and John C. Rice, and L.C. and  E.L. Rentfro to A.H. Rice; land decreed to Letha Rice.


 447   5 Mar 1870      I.H. Cox and M. B. K. Cox to A.H. Rice; their claim to land own­ed and occupied by Letha Rice.


 449  12 Dec 1873    Allen H. Rice and wife P.T. to R.B. Thompson.


 450   27 Nov 1871   Copy of Chancery Court Decree; title to land divested out of Henry H. .and Betsy Sloop, Absolem Casey and his minor child Cordelia L. Casey, only child of Elizabeth Casey dec’d, Lafayette, Hugh L., and Eliza Sloop, Samuel Patterson and wife Malvina, George H. Sloop, Mary Ann Pinker­ton, Thomas Hogan and wife Juletta, and James Gibbs and wife Susan C., and vested in Elizabeth Sloop, widow of John N. Sloop dec’d; lands of John N. Sloop dec’d.


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 451   28 May 1873   Copy of Chancery Court. Decree: sale of lands of John Baker dec’d, subject to dower of his widow Mary now Mary Brock, to Benjamin F. Brock; title divested out of Callaway, Sarah, Elizabeth, Hamilton, Joseph, and James Baker, Solomon Bogart and wife Mary, Elbert Maginty and wife, R. Cobb and wife Catharine.


 453   27 May 1872   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: Mary J. Thomasson VS  Emma E. and Louisa V. Thomasson; title divested out of all parties.


 460   27 May 1873   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: sale of lands of Thomas Arnwine dec’d, colored, to Marshall Arnwine, and title divested out of heirs John, Lizzie, Charlotte, Robert, William, Anthony, Rose, Jesse, and Amanda Arnwine, and Jane Matlock formerly Arnwine.


 461  4 Feb 1866   Charles Daugherty and wife Celia to Charles R. Daugherty.


 462  Dec 1   1873    T.N. Epperson and wife Malinda S. to Gus Cate.


 464  14 Feb 1873    William C. Randolph and wife Mahulda to Elizabeth J. Collins.



 466     18 Dec 1873    Jonathan P. Edgman to S.G. Edgman; his 1/20 interest in lands of Thomas Edgman decd.


             467     No date. Fatima Wells, Admx. of Benjamin Wells dec’d, to William G. Wilson; Deed of Trust for 2/9 parts of farm of William Prather dec’d, and also one grey mare, blind in both Eyes.


 468   27 May 1872      Copy of Chancery Court Decree: title to lands divested out of Bird, Henry, and John Newman, Susan McPhail, Rebecca J. and J.B.. Kennedy, Sarah A. Newman, Emily C. and William Kiker, James F. Newman, Louisa and Jos­eph Redding, Lucinda Newman, Rebecca and George Croxton, Nancy E. and William Thompson, John and Cynthia A. Newman.


 478   25 Nov 1872 Copy of Chancery Court Decree: sale of lands of James H. Melton dec’d subject to dower of widow Susan; title divested out of John N. Melton, Susan Melton widow, Aaron, Hulda, Allen H., and Martha A. Melton, Minerva B. and Henry Scybert, and Julia A. and Horace Baysinger.


 484  27 Feb 1874    M.A. Helm and wife F.M. to A.B. Blankenship.


 486  26 Feb 1874    L B. Blankenship and wife H.C. to M.A. Helm.


 488   23 Apr 1873    Sarah J. Cooke of McMinn Co., by advise and consent of James B. Cooke of Chattanooga, to Thomas P. Duggan.


 490   30 Sep 1873    Thomas O’Brien to Andrew J. Crawford; Power of Atty. to sell his undivided interest in store house and lot known as Crawford Corner, in Athens, bounded on W and N by Boyd, on S by Main St.., and E by White St.


 491  23 Feb 1874    H.C. Hurst and wife E. I. to E.C. Edwards of Anderson Co.;E.I. Hurst acknowledges in Anderson Co.


 492  11 Feb 1874    Joseph Cobb Sr. to son A.J.B. Cobb; for love.


 493   11 Feb 1874    Joseph Cobb Sr. to daughters Susan, Josephine, and Ellen K. Cobb; for love.


 493  11 Feb 1874    Joseph Cobb Sr. to daughter Louisanna Cobb; for love.


 495   Copy of Chancery Court Decree: Mary Wamack, Admx. of Samuel Wamack dec’d VS Henry, Ed., and C.T. Roberts, William Newton and wife Elizabeth, children of Watts Roberts dec’d.


 496   16 Mar 1874    Sephrona Gibbs and husband M. or Dock Gibbs to Eliza A. Briant wife of William H. Briant.


 498   13 Feb 1874    J.J. McConnell and wife C M. and daughter Fannie E., the latter engaged in business of milliners &C, under firm name of Mrs. C.M. McConnell and daughter, all of Knox Co., to J.S. Matthews; Deed of Trust for millinery and fancy goods now at their store house in Athens, on the Public Square.