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MIDDLE TN STATE UNIV. 
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on 
Stones River 

from 
Deed Books A, B, C, D, E, F 



Davidson County, Tennessee 
1784 - 1806 



by 

£. K. Johns 
1981 



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V. 38 Publication No. 38 



Deed Abstracts 

on 
Stones River 

from 
Deed Books A, B, C, D, E, F 

of 

Davidson County, Tennessee 

1784 - 1806 



by 

E. K. Johns 
1981 



Ml Su Library 

Middle Tennessee State University 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132 

Rutherford County Historical Society 
Publication No. 38 



10-028S3 



Deed Abstracts 
on Stones River 

from 
Deed Books A, B, C, D, E, F 

of 
Davidson County, Tennessee 

1784 - 1806 



by 

E. K. Johns 
1981 



Officers 

President Nell Blankenship 

Vice President Jerry Gaither 

Program Co-Chairpersons Bob & Pat Sanders 

Recording Secretary Ed DeBoer 

Treasurer Mary Cox 

Publication No. 38 is distributed to members of the Society. The 
annual membership dues are $ 15.00 per family, which includes the 
annual publication and the monthly newsletter, Frow Chips , to all 
members. Additional copies of this and other publications may be 
obtained by writing to the Society. 

Rutherford County Historical Society 

P. O. Box 906 

Murfreesboro, TN 37133-0906 

©2000 



Foreward 

Rutherford County was originally part of Davidson County, Sumner County, Wilson 
County and Williamson County. The land records of Davidson County contain many 
deeds on Stones River some of which near Donelson are still in Davidson County. The 
records of deeds on the east and west forks of Stones River and Falling, Stuarts, Cripple, 
Overall, Bradley, Big Hurricane and Hart Spring Creeks are mainly now in Rutherford 
County. 

This information was taken from two rolls of microfilm records in the Tennessee 
State Library. Many of the first land grants are recorded but not all. Some of the early 
grants may be in Greene County records. Other early grants can be found in Sumner, 
Wilson, Williamson and Rutherford County records. Some of the grants were not regis- 
tered until after Rutherford County was formed in 1803. Some of the grants were regis- 
tered in Davidson County and state that they were in Wilson County at that time. 

This information may be of some use to researchers of early Rutherford history 
and its people. A copy has been placed in the County Registers Office and in Linebaugh 
Library. 

One puzzling item in the land grants that cannot be explained is the grant numbers 
in the Davidson County records do not all match up with the grant numbers in the book. 
North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee 1778-1791 bv Cartwright & Gardiner, 1958. 
Many times the Davidson County number is one ahead of the book number. Also only 
the land owners names appear in the index of this paper. 



E. K. Johns 






Editor's Note 



Many interesting facts came to light as this book was being typed. Not too familiar 
measurements were used such as: a pole is 16'/ 2 feet; a chain is 66 feet or 100 links; 80 
chains equal to 1 mile; a link is 7.92 inches. Trees were often used as landmarks. Some 
trees that were native to the area in 1784-1806 are extinct now or are called by other 
names. It was interesting to read about the trees which still flourish in the Stones River 
area today. Many of the streets and roads today have the same names as the early 
landowners in this area. Preemptors listed at the back of this book are those first settlers 
who were landowners before Tennessee became a state. You may find one person's 
name listed several times in the Index. That name may be spelled several different ways 
as well as abbreviated, but the editor did not feel she had the right to change the spelling 
from the original transcript. It was also interesting to learn that the most popular first 
name of the early landowners was "John.'' 



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Deeds on Stones River 
from Davidson County Deeds 
Volumes A, B, & C 1784-1796 



Lardner Clark March 7, 1785 page 5 

North Carolina Grant No. 248 to Robert Martin, Corporal, Lardner Clark, as- 
signee of Robert Martin, is granted 420 acres on Stones River lying between Col. 
James Armstrong's military claim of 7200 acres and Stones River. Beginning on 
Keneday's west boundary at a black oak & dogwood, then west 120 poles to Col. 
Armstrong's east boundary to two dogwoods & a hickory then north along 
Armstrong's line 180 poles to a large branch in all 402'/ 2 poles to a stake, then 
east 120 poles to a stake, then south 402 !/ 2 poles to the beginning. Surveyed for 
Lardner Clark by Robert Hays, D.S., June 13, 1785. Military Warrant No. 1029. 
Grant dated March 9, 1785. 

Archibald Lytle page 43 

North Carolina Grant to Lt. Col. Commandant (?) granted 7200 acres on Stones 
River on the west fork. Beginning at a mulberry & two dogwoods on Old East 
Line and runs south 134 to a cherry tree, then east 6 poles to two black oaks then 
south 6 poles to two cherry trees, then west 6 poles to a white oak then south 
1391 poles crossing a small creek to a walnut & tliree ashes, then west 496 poles 
crossing Stones River 270 poles more to a stake, then north 1531 poles crossing 
Lytle Creek to a white oak, dogwood, & black oak on ye old east line, then west 
with said boundary 326 poles to Stones River, then south up the river 74 poles to 
an ash, then west 320 poles to a walnut & mulberry, then north 74 to a dogwood 
& elm on the east line then west with the line to the beginning. Surveyed by 
Robert Hays March 11, 1785, in consequence of Military Warrant No. 1. En- 
tered March 2, 1785. 

Thomas Cox February 19, 1788 page 112 

North Carolina Grant No. 81 to Thomas Cox, one of the guards to the commis- 
sioners, for laying off the land for the officers and soldiers. Thomas Cox is granted 
640 acres on main west fork of Stones River. Beginning at two white oaks and 
south west corner to Samuel Wilson's preemption, then south 320 poles to three 
walnuts, then east 320 poles crossing the said river to a stake, then north 320 
poles to said Wilson's corner, then west with his line 320 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed for said Cox March 12, 1785 by R. W. Pollock, D.S., and Benj. Watkins 
and Jonathan Robertson in consequence of a warrant No. 149, located and en- 
tered January 16, 1784 in the preemption office. Dated October 8, 1781. 

Thomas Cox February 19, 1788 page 112 

North Carolina Grant No. 43 to Thomas Cox, commissioners guard. Thomas 
Cox is granted 320 acres joining his 640 acre tract on the upper side. Begiiming 
at three small walnuts corner to his 640 acres, then south 160 poles to two wal- 
nuts and mulberry, then east 320 poles to a large ash & white oak, then north 160 
poles to the other corner of his 640 acre survey, then west with his boundary 320 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Wm. Pollock D.S. & Jonathan Robertson 

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and Benj. Watkins March 9. 1785. Located & entered January 17. 1784. in the 
preemption office. Dated October 8. 1787. 

Samuel Bucchanan February 26. 1788 page 128 

North Carolina Grant No. 324 to Samuel Bucchanan for the services of Col. 
Martin Armstrong, surveyor. Samuel Bucchanan. assignee of said Armstrong .is 
granted 400 acres on the west waters of Stones River. Beginning at a white oak & 
dogwood Cornelius Ruddle "s west boundary, south with said line 180 poles to a 
white oak & dogwood, then east with said Ruddle's line 105 poles to a dogwood, 
then south 120 poles to an elm. Then west 220 to an ash. then north 300 to a 
cedar, then east 188 poles to the beginning. Surveyed April 5. 1786, by John 
Buchanan. D.S. & Cornelius and William Mulheim, chain carriers, located De- 
cember 5. 1785. Grant dated Aguust 1. 1787. 

Green Hill March 1. 1788 page 135 

North Carolina Grant No. 229 to William Walten private. Green Hill, assignee of 
William Walten. is granted 640 acres on Stones River on the Big Hurricane. 
Beginning at a lynn northeast comer of Nancy & Elizabeth Rearden runs north 
through the Big Hurricane 427 poles to a dogwood, then west 240 poles to a 
hackberry. then south 427 poles to a dogwood & hornbeam on said Rearden"s 
line, then to the beginning 240 poles. Sun eyed August 6. 1785. by John Buchanan 
D.S. - EphriamNo. 1067. located June 2, 1785. Grant dated March 7. 1786. 

Lardner Clark March 3. 1788 page 142 

For ten pounds for each 100 acres. Lardner Clark is granted 640 acres on Hurri- 
cane Creek. Beginning at a sugar tree on Green Hill's west boundary and runs 
south 226 poles crossing a fork of Hurricane Creek to a dogwood & hornbeam, 
then west 452 poles to a mulberry, then north 226 poles to a log on the Big 
Hurricane, then east 452 to the beginning. Surveyed June 1. 1784. by John 
Buchanan. D.S. - Ephraim McLane & William Morrow S.C.C. in consequence 
of Warrant No. 573. located July 6, 1784. Grant dated April 17. 1786. 

Lardner Clark March 3. 1788 page 142 

North Carolina Grant No. 648 to Mordica Holman private, Lardner Clark, as- 
signee of said Holman. is granted a tract of 640 acres on Stones River on Hurri- 
cane Creek. Beginning at a honey locust & elm Capt. James Bradley's north 
boundary, then east with said line 320 poles to a popular being corner to said 
Bradley, then north 320 poles to Henry (Charron) south boundary', then west 
with said line 320 poles to a stake. Then south 320 poles to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed by John Buchanan D.S. - Samuel McMurray & James Mulherin S.C.C. 
February 1, 1786. in consequence of Military Warrant No. 1661. located Sep- 
tember 9, 1785. Grant dated December 8. 1787. 

JohnCaffrey March 4. 1788 page 145 

For the sum often pounds for each 100 acres, Jolm Caffrey is granted 640 acres 
on Stones River on both sides of Stoners Creek and about three miles of Stoners 
Lick. Beginning at a sugar tree, white oak & ash on the north side of said creek 



then north 226 poles to a white oak, then east 452 poles crossing two branches to 
a white oak, black walnut and cedar then south 226 poles to a white oak, dog- 
wood & ash crossing said creek, then west 452 poles to the beginning. Surveyed 
by John Buchanan D.S. - Hugh Henry & Win. Donald S.C.C. on April 4, 1785, in 
consequence of Warrant No. 284, located & entered in the Preemption office 
February 14, 1784. Grant dated April 17, 1786. 

William Stuart March 8. 1788 page 157 

North Carolina Grant No. 169. For the sum often pounds for each 100 acres 
Win. Steward is granted 640 acres on the east side of Stones River and south of 
the Public land which includes Stoners Lick. Beginning at a large black gum and 
white ash in the line of the Public survey, then south poles to a hickory on the top 
of cliff at the bank of Stones River up Stones River according to several mean- 
ders to a black oak on the northeast bank of the Buffalo Ford, then north 566 
poles to a white dogwood and two poplars 72 poles east of the southeast corner 
of the public survey. West 425 poles touching the comer two white oak saplins. 
of the public survey at 72 poles, & along this line to the begiiming. Grant dated 
April 17, 1786. 

Moses Shelby March 10, 1787 page 159 

North Carolina Grant No. 67 to Moses Shelby, commissioner guard, granted 
1200 acres on Smart's Creek. Beginning at four mulberry trees above a spring 
mnning into the west of Smart's Creek. Then east 400 poles crossing Stuart's 
Creek to two hickories. Then north 480 poles to a red oak & walnut. Then west 
400 poles to a hickory & sugartree. Then south 480 to the beginning. Surveyed 
by John Buchanan D.S. June 9, 1785, in consequence of a Warrant No. 242, 
located February 6. 1784. Grant dated October 8, 1787. 

Evan Shelby March 10. 1788 page 160 

North Carolina Grant No. 44 to Evan Shelby, commissioners guard. Evan Shelby 
is granted 1200 acres on Stewards Creek. Beginning at three hickories running 
west joining Moses Shelby's northeast corner at 120 poles, continues with his 
line to a sugar tree and hickory at 520 poles, then north 369/2 to a poplar and 
mulberry, then east 520 poles to a stake, then south to the beginning. Surveyed 
June 9. 1785. by John Buchanan D.S. in consequence of Warrant No. 241, lo- 
cated & entered in the Preemption office February 6. 1784. Grant dated October 
8. 1787. 

Samuel Wilson March 10. 1788 page 160 

North Carolina Grant No. 39. For the sum of ten pounds for every 100 acres 
Samuel Wilson is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning on the bank of 
Stones River, then west 61 to a mulberry, then south 320 poles to a white oak 
then east crossing Stones River at 123, cornered on a hickory at 320 poles. Then 
north cross Singing (Sinking) Creek at 312 poles, cornered on an oak at 320. 
Then west to the beginning crossing Sinking Creek at 1 1 poles. Surveyed Janu- 
ary 22« 1785, by John Buchanan D.S. in consequence of a Warrant No. 29, lo- 
cated & entered in the Preemption office December 22. 1785. Grant dated April 
. 1786.... 



John Mulherin March 11, 1788 page 162 

North Carolina Grant No. 5. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres John 
Mulherin is granted 640 acres on Overall Creek. Beginning at a black walnut 
being the southeast corner of William Overall's preemption. Running south 360 
poles to an oak. then west crossing Overall Creek at 124 poles, continued to an 
ash at 283 l A poles, then north 260 poles to a post oak. Then east joining said 
Overall's southwest corner at 57 poles and crossing the creek at 243 poles and 
continues to the beginning at total of 2831/2 poles. Surveyed January 20. 1785. by 
Jolin Buchanan. D.S.. in consequence of a Warrant No. 1 1, located & entered in 
the Preemption office December 26, 1783. Grant dated April 17. 1786. 

John Foreman March 12. 1788 page 165 

North Carolina Grant No. 85. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres John 
Foreman is granted 640 acres on Mill Creek. Beginning at a poplar miming south 
crossing a branch of Mill Creek at 150 poles continued to a dogwood at 320 
poles, then east 320 poles to a sugar tree, then north 320 poles to a hickory 
crossing a branch of Stones River at 300 poles, then west to the beginning cross- 
ing a small branch of Mill Creek at 300 poles. Surveyed July 28. 1784, by John 
Buchanan D. S. in consequence of a Warrant No. 309. Located & entered in the 
Preemption office February 20, 1784. Grant dated April 17, 1786. 

JohnBowen March 12. 1788 page 166 

North Carolina Grant No. 65 to John Bowen. heir of Moses Bowen, a commis- 
sioners guard, is granted 320 acres on Stuart's Creek, a branch of Stones River. 
Beginning below Ins improvement at a large white oak running south 160 poles 
crossing the creek twice to a sugar tree & elm. then west 320 poles crossing to a 
hickorv and ash. then north 160 poles to a hickory & honey locust, then east 320 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Russell D.S. April 13. 1785. in con- 
sequence of a Warrant No. 326. located & entered in the Preemption office March 
20, 1784. Grant dated October 8. 1787. 

William Overall March 12. 1788 page 167 

North Carolina Grant No. 166. For the sum often pounds for each 100 acres 
William Overall is granted 640 acres on Overall Creek. Beginning at a black 
walnut 200 yards north of the falls and runs east crossing Overall Creek at 86 
poles continued to a white oak at 146 poles, then south 452 poles to a black 
walnut, then west crossing the creek at 58 poles continued to three cherry trees at 
226 poles, then north 452 poles to a mulberry, then east to the beginning. War- 
rant No. 131. located & entered in the Preemption office January 15. 1784. Grant 
dated April 17. 1786. 

Reading Blount April 22. 1788 page 191 

North Carolina Grant No. 14 to Reading Blount, major. Reading Blount is granted 
4800 acres between the east & west forks of Stones River. Beginning at Col. 
Shelby's south boundary line at two hickories and dogwood, then west with 
Shelby's line 132 poles to Bushnell's Creek, the same course continued in all 
1250 poles to a hickory, dogwood & red oak. then south 656 poles crossing a 



small creek to a walnut, then east 1250 poles to an ash, then north 656 poles to 
the beginning. Grant dated March 10, 1786. 

Stephen Cantrill April 26. 1788 page 207 

North Carolina Grant No. 64 to Stephen Cantrill, a commissioner's guard, is 
granted 640 acres on Steward's Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at 
126 poles east of said creek at a stake, running west 3210 poles crossing the 
creek to a hickory & dogwood, north 320 poles to a hackberry & hickory, then 
east 320 poles crossing the creek to an ash & mulberry, south 320 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed April 12, 1785, by Robert Russell, D.S., in consequence of 
a Warrant No. 203, located January 29, 1784. Grant dated October 8, 1787. 

William Bowman April 26, 1788 page 209 

North Carolina Grant No. 220 to William Bowman, assignee of John Callihan, a 
private. William Bowman is granted 640 acres on Stones River between Stones 
River and Farmer's Creek. Beginning 800 poles south from Col. John Armstrong's 
southeast corner. Beginning at a Mulberry, walnut & honey locust, then south 
280 poles to an elm & dogwood, then west 366 poles to a stake then north 280 
poles to a stake, then east 366 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays 
D. S. July 15, 1785, in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 877, located March 
9, 1785. Grant dated March 7, 1786. 

Robert Spotswood Russell April 28, 1788 page 210 

North Carolina Grant No. 25. For the sum of ten pounds for each 100 acres 
Robert Spotswood Russell is granted 640 acres on the west fork of Steward's 
Creek. Beginning 20 poles below his improvement on the creek, running south 
20 poles crossing the creek to a red oak & dogwood, then east 320 poles crossing 
the creek twice to a stake, then north 320 poles crossing the creek to a hickory 
and persimmon, then west 320 poles to a elm & red oak, then south 300 poles to 
the beginning. Surveyed by said Russell, D.S., in consequence of Warrant No. 
400 on April 12, 1785, located and entered April 6. 1784. Grant dated April 17, 
1786. 

Samuel Hays April 28, 1788 page 210 

North Carolina Grant No. 35. For the sum of ten pounds for every 100 acres 
Samuel Hays is granted 640 acres on the north side of Stones or Clover Creek, a 
branch of Stones River. Beginning at a Spanish oak on the north bank of the 
creek corner to the land surveyed for Stones Lick ninning along the line of said 
land west 162 poles to a large white oak on corner of Col. John Donaldson's, 
then with said Donaldson's line north 325 poles to a hickory and hackberry. East 
368 poles to three small poplars, south 169 poles crossing Clover Creek twice to 
a sugar tree and ash on the north bank thereof, down the same with the meanders 
to the Warrant No. 205, located January 29, 1784. Grant dated April, 1786. 

Jacob Castleman April 28, 1788 page 211 

North Carolina Grant No. 576. Jacob Castleman, assignee of William Price, pri- 
vate, is granted 640 acres on both sides of Stoners Lick Creek joining Stewarts 
preemption on the north. Beginning at a black gum ninning east 230 poles to a 



sugar tree and dogwood, then north 445 poles to a honey locust and elm, then 
west 230 to an ash & elm, then south 445 poles to the beginning. Surveyed Sep- 
tember 18. 1786. by Moses Shelby in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 
951. Grant dated September 15, 1787. 

Timothy Acuff April 28. 1788 page 212 

North Carolina Grant No. 179. Timothy Acuff, assignee of Richard Evans, a 
private, is granted 640 acres between Smart "s and Fanning Creek. Beginning at 
Col. James Armstrong's northeast comer at a hickory, black oak & walnut, then 
west 320 poles to a red oak. Then north 320 poles to a stake. Then east 320 poles 
to a stake, then south 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays, D.S., 
in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 1223. located March 8, 1785. Grant 
dated March 7, 1786. 

Eusebius Bushnell July 18. 1788 page 218 

North Carolina Grant No. 626. Eusebius Bushell & William Dobbins, assignees 
of William Davis' heirs, are granted 640 acres lying on Moses Shelby's west 
boundary line. Beginning at said Shelby's southwest corner at three mulberries, 
then north 400 poles to a walnut on Shelby line, then west 256 poles to a stake 
then south 400 poles to a stake, then east 256 poles to the beginning. Surveyed 
by Edwin Hickman, D. S.. in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 1625. lo- 
cated July 21. 1785. Grant dated September 15. 1787. 

Bushnell & Dobbins July 19. 1788 page 218 

North Carolina Grant No. 623. Eusbius Bushnell and William Dobbins, assign- 
ees of Jos. Williford, are granted 640 acres on a branch of Stones River by Bushnell 
Creek and on Major Blount's east boundary line at Bushnell" s southwest corner 
of a 1000 acre No. 1660. Beginning at a mulberry, walnut & oak, then south 279 
poles crossing Bushnell Creek to a walnut and three big red oaks, then east 367 Vi 
to a stake, then north 279 poles to a walnut, then west 3671/2 poles to the begin- 
ning. Surveyed September 1. 1785 by Robert Hays. D.S., in consequence of a 
Military Warrant No. 1667, located September 1. 1785 . Grant dated September 
15, 1787. 

Bushnell and Dobbins July 19. 1788 page 219 

North Carolina Grant No. 624. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins, assign- 
ees of Daniel Jacobs. Sgt.. are granted 1000 acres on Stones River. Beginning 
Col. Shelby's southeast corner at an ~ walnut, and oak. then east 370 poles with 
Capt. Montflorence's line to a walnut, then south 432 poles to a stake, then west 
370 poles to a mulberry, then north 432 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by 
Robt. Hays September 2. 1785. in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 1674. 
located July 24. 1785. Grant dated September 15. 1787. 

Bushnell and Dobbins July 19, 1788 page 219 

North Carolina Grant No. 634. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins, assign- 
ees of John Beaver. Sgt.. are granted 1000 acres on Stones River. Beginning at 
Col. Isaac Shelby's southwest corner a large hickory, red oak and dogwood, 
miming then north 320 poles to a walnut on said Shelby's line, then west 500 



poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to a stake, then east 500 poles to the begin- 
ning. Surveyed by Ed Hickman in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 1669, 
located July 25, 1785. Grant dated September 15, 1787. 

Bushnell and Dobbins July 19, 1788 page 220 

North Carolina Grant No. 632. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins, assign- 
ees of Alanson Summons, Sgt, are granted 1000 acres on Stones River. Begin- 
ning at Col. Shelby's south boundary line, a dogwood and hickories, then east 
370 poles crossing a small creek to said Shelby's southeast corner to a double 
walnut and oak. Then south 432 poles to a stake, then west 370 poles to a mul- 
berry, walnut and ash. then north 432 poles crossing Bushnell"s Creek to the 
beginning. Surveyed September 6, 1785, by Robert Hays, D.S.. in consequence 
of a Wilitary Warrant No. 1660. Located July 25. 2785. Grant dated September 
15, 1787. 

Bushnell and Dobbins July 19, 1788 page 220 

North Carolina Grant No. 629. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins, assign- 
ees of Capt. Mathew Wood, are granted 1622 acres on the east fork of Stones 
River. Beginning at Col. Isaac Shelby's northwest comer at a large red oak and 
hickory, running east with Col. Shelby's north boundary 648'/ 2 poles crossing 
Stones River to a walnut on said Shelby's line, then north 400 poles to a stake, 
then west 648 !/2 poles to a stake, then south 400 poles crossing Stones River to 
the beginning. Surveyed September 7, 1785, by Edwin Hickman in consequence 
of a Military Warrant No. 572, located July 25, 1785. Grant dated September 15, 
1787. 

Bushnell and Dobbins July 1 9, 1 788 page 22 1 

North Carolina Grant No. 625. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins, assign- 
ees of Jacob Givins, a private, are granted 640 acres on Stuart's Creek. Begin- 
ning at Capt. Moses Shelby's southeast comer on the east side of said creek at 
three hickories, then north 400 poles with said Shelby's line to a mulberry, then 
east 256 poles to a stake, then south 400 poles to a red oak, then west 256 poles to 
the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays, D.S.. in consequence of a Military 
Warrant No. 686, located July 25, 1785. Grant dated September 15, 1787. 

Bushnell and Dobbins July 19,1788 page 22 1 

North Carolina Grant No. 627. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins, assign- 
ees of John Ward, a fifer, are granted 1000 acres on both sides of the main west 
fork of Stones River. Beginning at Col. Isaac Shelby's northwest comer at a large 
red oak and hickory, running north 640 poles crossing Stones River to a walnut, 
then west 500 poles to a stake, then south 640 poles to a stake crossing Stones 
River, then east 400 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Edwin Hickman in 
consequence of a Military Warrant No. 1677, dated Septmeber 1, 1785. Grant 
dated September 15, 1787. 

Bushnell and Dobbins July 19, 1788 page 221 

North Carolina Grant No. 630. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins, assign- 
ees of Henry Cole, a drummer, are granted 1000 acres on Stones River. Begin- 



ning at Col. Isaac Shelby's northwest corner at a large red oak and hickory, 
running south 320 poles to a walnut on said Shelby's line, then west 500 poles to 
a stake, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 500 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed by Edwin Hickman, D.S., in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 
1665, located July 25, 1788. Grant dated September 15, 1787. 

Bushnell and Dobbins July 19, 1788 page 222 

North Carolina Grant No. 635. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins, assign- 
ees of private Isaac Hill, are granted 228 acres on Stones River. Beginning at 
Major Blount's northwest comer at a hickory, dogwood and red oak. then west 
200 poles to a walnut, then south 18214 poles to a stake, then east 200 poles to a 
mulberry on Major Blount's west boundary, then north 18214 poles to the begin- 
ning. Surveyed by Robert Hays, D.S., in consequence of a Military' Warrant No. 
1689, located July 25, 1785. Grant dated September 15. 1787. 

John Blackamore July 29, 1788 page 243 

Indenture made May 16, 1788, for the sum of 500 pounds Eusebius Bushnell and 
William Dobbins have sold 1000 acres to John Blackamore on the east fork of 
Stones River. Beginning at Isaac Shelby's northwest corner a large black oak, 
running north 320 poles to a stake, then west 500 poles to a stake, then south 320 
poles to a stake, then east 500 poles to the beginning. 

Hardy Holms October 6. 1788 page 250 

North Carolina Grant No. 232. Lt. Hardy Holms is granted 2560 acres on Fanner 
Creek on Stones River joining the upper lines of the preemption, running up the 
creek on both sides. Beginning at a dogwood and elm then west 80 to Farming 
Creek, crossing said creek and continuing west 60 poles to Col. James Armstrong's 
southeast comer, continuing west with Armstrong's line, in all 412 poles to a 
honey locust and two liickories. then south 800 poles to a stake, then east 412 
poles to a stake, then north 800 poles to the beginning. Surveyed March 17, 
1780. by Robert Hays, D.S.. in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 212, 
located February 9. 1784. Grant dated March 14. 1786. 

William Blackamore October 27. 1788 page 257 

Indenture made October 7, 1788. For the sum of 100 pounds Eusebius Bushnell 
and William Dobbins have sold William Blackamore 640 acres on Moses Shelby's 
west boundary line. Beginning at Shelby's southwest corner at three mulberries, 
then north 400 poles to a walnut on said Shelby's line, then west 256 poles to a 
stake then south 400 poles to a stake, then east 256 poles to the beginning. Land 
granted Bushnell & Dobbins by patent dated 15, 1787. 

John Rice October 27, 1788 page 258 

Indenture made August 13.1788. For 100 pounds Eusebius Bushnell and Will- 
iam Dobbins have sold 640 acres on a branch of Stones River known as Bushnells 
Creek and on Major Blount's boundary line and at Bushnell's southwest comer 
of a 1000 acre survey No. 1660. Beginning at a mulberry and oak. then south 279 
poles crossing Bushnell's Creek to a walnut and three red oaks, then east 36714 
poles to a stake, then north 279 poles to a walnut, then west 367% poles to the 



beginning. Land granted to Bushnell & Dobbins as assignees of Joseph Williford, 
a private, by patent dated September 15, 1787. 

Witherel Latimore October 27, 1788 page 259 

Indenture made September 3, 1788. For the sum of 57 dollars Eusebius Bushnell 
and William Dobbins have sold 228 acres to Witherel Latimore, land located on 
Stones River. Beginning at Major Blount "s northwest comer at a hickory, dog- 
wood and red oak, then west 200 poles to a walnut, then 182 1 / 2 poles to a 

stake, then east 200 poles to a mulberry Blount's west boundary line, then north 
182!/ 2 poles to the beginning. 

Benjamin Joslin October 29, 1788 page 259 

Indenture made October 7, 1788. For 200 pounds Eusebius Bushnell and Will- 
iam Dobbins have sold Benjamin Joslin 1000 acres on Stones River. Beginning 
at Col. Isaac Shelby's northwest corner at a large red oak and hickory, running 
north 640 poles crossing Stones River to a walnut, then west 500 poles to a stake, 
then south 640 poles crossing Stones River to a walnut, then east 500 poles to the 
beginning. Land granted to Bushnell & Dobbins by patent dated September 15, 
1787. 

Charles Homer November 6, 1788 page 260 

Indenture made November 5, 1788. Isadore Skerrett of Davidson County for 300 
pounds has sold Charles Homer of the town of Windsor, Bertie County, North 
Carolina, 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River above the first line run by 
the Commissioners in 1783. Joins Capt. Welch's survey on the east and was 
granted Isadore Skerrett for the sendees of Timothy Zralott, a private. Also that 
other tract of land on the north side of the east fork. Beginning at a beech tree 
marked RW, the northeast corner of the above tract, granted for the se\ice of 
Zachariah Zralott, a private, to Isadore Skerrett containing 640 acres. 

John Bush November 13, 1788 page 262 

North Carolina Grant No. 546. John Bush, Lt., is granted 914 acres on Stuart's 
Creek. Beginning at a white oak on the Commissioner's Line, then west with 
said line 480 poles to an ash, then south 304 poles to a stake, then east 480 poles 
to a stake, then north 304 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by B. Wra. Pollock, 
D.S., March 14, 1785, in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 216, located 
February 17, 1784. Grant dated September 15, 1787. 

John Bucchanan December 1, 1788 page 268 

North Carolina Grant No. 41. John Bucchanan, assignee of Col. Martin Armstrong, 
surveyor of lands allotted officers and soldiers, is granted 200 acres on the west 
side of Stones River about four miles above the old station. Beginning at an elm 
and black oak on the bank of the river about thirty yards above the fish dam , then 
down the river with its meanders 460 poles to two sugar trees and a hickory 
opposite the lower end of an island, then south 160 poles to a stake, then east 80 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by John Bucchanan for himself March 2, 1786, 
in consequence of service right of said Armstrong, entered (December) 6, 1785. 
Grant dated October 8, 1787. 

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Abm. Riston. Jno. & Elisha Rice December 8. 1788 page 270 

North Carolina Grant No. 306. Abraham Riston. John Rice & Elisha Rice, as- 
signees of Moses Simpson, a private, are granted 640 acres on Stones River. 
Beginning on the west bank of Stones River at a sycamore. John Bucchanan' s 
southeast corner, then west with said line 2621/2 poles to a black oak being said 
Bncchanan's southwest comer, then south 390 poles to an elm. then east 262 '/s 
poles to a stake, then north to the beginning. Surveyed by John Bucchanan March 
10. 1786, by virture of a Military Warrant No. 2055. located December 7. 1785. 
Grant dated June 13. 1787. 

Abm. Riston. Jno. & Elisha Rice December 8. 1788 page 274 

North Carolina Grant No. 296. Abraham Riston. John Rice & Elisha Rice, as- 
signees of William Harris, a private, are granted 640 acres. Beginning at a large 
white oak on the East bank of Stones River opposite to the Mill Dam Rock , then 
east 320 poles crossing Stones River twice to an ash and elm on the east bank of 
said river. Then north 320 poles to a mulberry, then west 320 poles to a stake, 
then south to the beginning. Sun eyed March 10. 1786. by John Bucchanan. 
D.S.. in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 2129. located December 7, 1785. 
Grant dated June 13. 1785. 

Abm. Riston, Jno. & Elisha Rice December 8. 1788 Page 274 

North Carolina Grant No. 294. Abraham Riston, John Rice & Elisha Rice, as- 
signees of Dougall McConnough. a private, are granted 640 acres. Beginning at 
an ash and elm on the east bank of Stones River, being comer to two surveyed 
claimed by John Rice & Co., then east 226 poles to two black walnut trees, then 
south 452 crossing Stones River to a black oak. then west 226 poles to a stake, 
then north to the beginning. Surveyed by Jolm Bucchanan. D.S.. on March 10. 
1786. Grant dated June 13. 1787, Warrant No. 2142. Located December 7. 1785. 

Abm. Riston. Jno. & Elisha Rice December 9. 1788 

North Carolina Grant No. 297. Abraham Riston. Jolm Rice & Elisha Rice, as- 
signees of Samuel Griffin, a private, are granted 640 acres. Beginning at a large 
white oak on the east bank of Stones River opposite the Mill Dam Rock , then 
east 320 poles to an ash and elm on the east bank of Stones River, then south 320 
poles to an elm, then west 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed March 10, 1786. by John Bucchanan. D.S., inconsequence 
of a Military Warrant No. 3037. located December 7. 1785. Grant dated June 13, 
1787. 

Hampton & Hay January 16, 1789 page 280 

Indenture made June 20, 1788. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins for 598 
pounds, sixteen shillings have sold David Hays and Adam Hampton the follow- 
ing tracts of land: 

All the tract lying on the waters of Stones River being a military claim of 1000 
acres, the Warrant No. 1669, located July 25, 1784. 

Another tract on Stones River of 1000 acres, the Warrant No. being 1660, 
located July 25. 1784. 

Also 1000 acres on Stones River, Warrant No. 1674. located July 17. 1784. 

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Another tract of 640 acres on Stones River, being another military claim, 
Warrant No. 1686, located July 25, 1784. 

A tract on south side of Cumberland joining Brant & Tatum lines contains 
640 acres Warrant No. 1664. located August 13, 1784. 

A tract on the east fork of Stones River of 1622 acres Warrant No. 572, lo- 
cated July 25, 1784. 

A tract on Hickman Creek of 1000 acres. Warrant No. 1696, located Septem- 
ber 1, 1784. 

In Sumner Co. on Cumberland River near Virginia line of 640 acres Warrant 
No. 1682, located August 13, 1784. 

A tract of 1000 acres on Stones River Warrant No. 1665, located July 25, 
1784. 

Also 1/2 of lot 9 in Nashville. 

Isaac Shelby January 19, 1789 page 285 

Indenture made January 9. 1789. Laurence Thompson has sold to Isaac Shelby 
1000 acres on Stones River for four hundred pounds. Beginning at Isaac Shelby's 
southeast corner of a 5000 acre survey a double walnut and oak, then east 320 
poles with Capt. Montfait's line to a walnut, then south 432 poles to a stake. 
Then west 320 poles to a mulberry, north 432 poles to the beginning. Said land 
was granted to Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins, grant dated September 
15,1787. 

Samuel Deason January 19, 1789 page 286 

Indenture made January 1, 1789. James Borley has sold Samuel Deason 100 
acres for 100 pounds lying on the south side of the Cumberland River, near the 
Stone Lick. Beginning at a red oak running north 26 degrees west 150 poles to a 
white oak, then south 64 degrees west 87 poles to a pile of stones, then south 26 
degrees east 66 to a white oak, then north 64 degrees east 126 poles to the begin- 
ning. 

Laurence Thompson January 20. 1789 page 287 

Indenture made January 9, 1789. Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins for 
the sum of 200 pounds have sold to Laurence Thompson 1000 acres on Stones 
River. Beginning at Col. Isaac Shelby's southeast corner at a double walnut and 
oak. then east 370 with Capt. Montford's line to a walnut, then south 432 poles to 
a stake, then west 372 poles to mulberry, then north 432 poles to the beginning. 
Land granted to Bushnell & Dobbins by patent dated September 15, 1787. 

John Rice January 21, 1789 page 291 

Indenture made January 21, 1789. Abraham Riston has sold for 386 
pounds 1/3 part of nineteen tracts containing 3860 acres. 

Tract # 299 1000 acres 

Tract # 294, 295, 296, 297, 306, 309 640 acres each 

These seven tracts were obtained with the date June 13, 1787. 

Alexander Cowan, Esq. January 22, 1789 page 295 

Indenture made July 14, 1788. John & Elisha Rice have sold to Alexander Cowan 

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of Hartford Co., Maryland, 1280 acres for the sum of 220 pounds. Lying in two 
tracts and granted by Patent Nos. 296 & 297 to Abraham (?) , John Rice & Elisha 
Rice dated June 13. 1787. (See pages 1 1 & 12 of this typed copy for description 
of boundries.) .... if any of the lands mentioned shall befoul of older surverys so 
that a loss shall be sustained John and Elisha Rice oblige to make up any differ- 
ence. 

John Donaldson February 5. 1789 page 298 

North Carolina Grant No. 209. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
John Donaldson is granted 640 acres between Cumberland and Stones River. 
Beginning at an ash on the public line, then along the same east 226 poles to 
Samuel Hay's corner, white oak and ash. then along his line north 452 passing 
his comer and along Nathaniel Hay's line to a hickory and three dogwoods on 
the said line, then west 112 poles to a red oak and sugartree on a branch, then 
down the same as it meanders to an elm. then west 26 poles to an ash. and then 
south 452 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by John Donaldson. D.S., agreeable 
to a Warrant No. 327. Entered March 3, 1784. Grant dated July 10. 1788. 

Willaim Donaldson February 5. 1789 page 299 

North Carolina Grant No. 204. For the sum of ten pounds for every 100 acres 
William Donaldson is granted 640 acres in the forks of between Cumberland and 
Stones River. Beginning at a red oak on Stones River, then north along John 
Donaldson's line 345 poles to a white oak and red oak on Cumberland River, 
then down the same as it meanders to the mouth of Stones River, then up Stones 
River as it meanders to the beginning. Surveyed by John Donaldson March 22. 
1786, agreeable to Warrant No. 620. located November 13, 1784. Grant dated 
July 10. 1788. 

John Donaldson March 11. 1789 page 306 

North Carolina Grant No. 203. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
John Donaldson is granted 640 acres on the south side of the Cumberland River. 
Beginning at John Donaldson's comer a hickory and three dogwoods on Nathaniel 
Hays' line, then along Donaldson's line west 112 poles to a red oak and sugar 
tree on a branch, then down said branch as it meanders to an elm. then west 56 
poles passing said Donaldson's comer to an ash. then north 440 to an ash in 
Stockly Donaldson's line, then along his line east 102 poles to two elms in Lewis 
Robard's line. Then along his line south 80 poles to an elm. West 160 to Hugh 
Hay's comer locust and elm. then along his line and Nathaniel Hay's line south 
360 poles to the beginning. Surveyed for himself by said Donaldson March 6, 
1786. Warrant No. 742, June 3. 1785. Grand dated July 10. 1788. 

Ambrose Jones March 12, 1789 page 307 

North Carolina Grant No. 791. Ambrose Jones, assignee of Daniel Ray. a pri- 
vate, is granted 640 acres on the east side of Stones River. Beginning 20 poles 
above the mouth of the second creek above the mouth of Stuart's Creek that falls 
into the said river on the east side at a while oak and black oak on the bank of the 
river, running up with the meanders of the same to the lower end of a large island 
to two white ash trees then 352 poles to a cedar, then north 315 poles to a stake, 

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then west 206 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by William Nash, D.S., January 
20, 1788. Warrant No. 2740, located January 8. 1788. Grant dated July 10. 1788. 

Thomas Armstrong April 28, 1789 page 325 

North Carolina Grant No. 164 Thomas Armstrong, assignee of Absolum Fawler, 
a private is granted 640 acres on Stones River joining Col. James Armstrong's 
entry of 7200 acres on the south side. Beginning at Lt. Hardy Holm's northwest 
comer at a honey locust and two hickories, then west 240 poles to a walnut and 
hickory, then south 426 Vi to a stake, then east 240 poles to Holmes west bound- 
ary, then north along the same line 426!/ 2 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by 
Robert Hays, D.S., March 12, 1785, in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 
86 located March 9, 1784. Grant dated March 7, 1786. 

Thomas Armstrong April 28, 1789 page 325 

North Carolina Grant No. 48. Thomas Armstrong, a captain, is granted 3840 
acres on the main west fork of Stones River on the west side about five miles 
from the Commissioner's Line run in 1783 and about a mile from the river, to 
include two springs. Beginning at two dogwoods and a hickory, then south 540 
poles crossing a small creek, continuing south in all 1050 poles to an ash, and 
two mulberries, then west 484 14 poles to a stake, then north 1050 poles to a stake, 
then east 484'/ 2 to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays, D.S., on March 9, 
1785. Grant dated March 14, 1786. 

James Armstrong April 28, 1789 page 326 

North Carolina Grant No. 35. Col. James Armstrong is granted 7200 acres on 
Stones River on the west side between Smart's and Farmer's Creeks, including a 
large spring which empties into Stones River. Beginning at a mulberry and dog- 
wood running each 680 poles to a walnut and hickory, then south crossing spring 
branch at 40 poles same course 1459 poles crossing Farming Creek, same course 
48 poles to the north boundry of an older claim, a mulberry and white oak, then 
20 poles cross Farming Creek, same course 100 poles to a dogwood and white 
oak, then south 203 poles to a cherry tree, then west 560 poles to a mulberry and 
honey locust, then north 1720 poles with the east boundary of older claims to the 
beginning. Surveyed March 8, 1785 by Robert Hays, D.S., in consequence of 
Military Warrant No. 84, located February 14, 1784. Grant dated March 14, 1786. 

Thomas Hickman April 29, 1789 page 329 

North Carolina Grant No. 739. Thomas Hickman, assignee of Nathaniel Smith, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on the first creek that runs into the east fork of 
Stones River on the east side above the mouth of Bradley's Creek. Beginning at 
a black walnut and ash south cross a branch at 80 poles, another at 164 poles in 
all 320 poles to an ironwood, northwest corner to John Marshall, east with his 
line 320 poles to a stake, north 320 poles to a stake, west to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed by James Sanders in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 2776, located 
August 30, 1787. Grant dated July 11, 1788. 

Thomas Hickman April 29, 1789 page 329 

North Carolina Grant No. 744. Thomas Hickman, assignee of private James Davis, 

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is granted 640 acres on the first creek that runs into the east fork of Stones River 
on the east side above the month of Bradley's Lick Creek. Beginning at a red oak 
and ash northwest corner to Joseph Hendrick, south with his line cross the creek 
at 30 poles, a branch at 184 poles, all 320 poles to a hickory and ash, west 320 
poles to an ash and wliite oak, north cross the creek at 88 poles in all 320 poles to 
a stake, east to the beginning. Surveyed by James Sanders in consequence of a 
Military Warrant No. 1791. located August 30. 1787. Grant dated July 11. 1788. 

Thomas Hickman April 29. 1789 page 329 

North Carolina Grant No. 742. Thomas Hickman., assignee of Frederick Cross, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on the first creek that runs in on the east side of 
Stones River above Bradley's Lick Creek. Beginning at a black walnut and ash, 
then south cross a branch at 80 poles and then at 154 poles, in all 320 to an elm 
and ironwood, west 320 poles to a stake, north 320 poles to a stake, east to the 
beginning. Surveyed by James Sanders. D.S.. in consequence of a Military War- 
rant No. 2712. located August 30. 1787. Grant dated July 11, 1788. 

William Murry April 30. 1789 page 331 

North Carolina Grant No. 16. William Murry, assignee of Col. Martin Armstrong. 
surveyor, is granted 100 acres on Hurricane Creek running into Stones River on 
the lower side. Beginning at a black walnut. Green Hills southeast comer, then 
north with Ins line 80 poles to an elm. then east 89 4/10 poles to a mulberry, then 
south 168 8/10 poles to an ash, then west 89 4/10 poles to a stake, then north 98 
8/10 poles to the beginning. Surveyed for said Murry April 8, 1786. in conse- 
quence of a service right of said Armstrong. Located July 14. 1786. Grant dated 
October 8. 1787. 

Thomas Hickman June 19. 1789 page 334 

North Carolina Grant No. 758. Thomas Hickman, assignee of James Cannon, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on the first creek that empties in the east side of the 
east fork of Stones River above the mouth of Bradley Lick Creek. Beginning at a 
buckeye and ash. southeast corner of Joseph Hendrick. then cross a large branch 
18 poles, in all 320 poles to an elm. then north 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 
poles to Joseph Hendrick' s line, then south with said line across the creek to the 
beginning. Surveyed September 3, 1787. by James Sanders. D.S., in consequence 
of a Military Warrant No. 2638. located August 30. 1787. Grant dated July 13, 
1788. 

Nathaniel Hays June 19. 1789 page 335 

North Carolina Grant No. 24. For the sum of ten pounds for even 100 acres 
Nathaniel Hays is granted 640 acres including a spring which lies in the entrance 
into Jones Bent (Bend) on the south side of Cumberland River. Beginning at a 
hickory and hackberry in John Doneldson's line 31 poles south of his northeast 
corner running then each along Samuel Hay's line 408 poles to white oak and 
mulberry, north 25 1 poles to a white oak comer to Hugh Hay's, then along Hugh 
Hay's line west 408 poles to a black walnut, south 251 poles to the beginning. 
Sun eyed by Daniel Smith June 17. 1785. agreeable to a Warrant No. 655. Entry 
dated January 8, 1785. Grant dated April 17. 1786. 

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Hugh Hays June 19, 1789 page 335 

North Carolina Grant No. 89. For the sum of ten pounds for every 100 acres 
Hugh Hays is granted 640 acres on the south side of the Cumberland River at the 
entrance into Jones Bent (Bend). Beginning at Nathaniel Hay's northeast comer 
at white oak running west with his line 408 poles to a black walnut, north 251 
poles to a honey locust and elm, east 408 poles to a poplar, south 25 1 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed June 18, 1785, by Daniel Smith agreeable to a Warrant No. 
654, located January 8. 1785. Grant dated April 17, 1786. 

John Tucker July 28, 1789 page 347 

Indenmre made July 10, 1789. For the sum of 200 pounds Moses Shelby has sold 
300 acres on Stuart's Creek, a branch of Stones River, and known and distin- 
guished by the number 67 in the patent. Begiiming at a mulberry and dogwood 
the northwest corner of Edwin Hickman's survey, then east 16 chains and 50 
links to Stuart's Creek, then north with the creek the different courses down to 
Hickman's line, then with the meanders to a stake on said creek, then west 53 
chains to a stake, then to the beginning. 
Wit. Joel Rice. 

Edwin Hickman July 29, 1789 page 349 

Indenmre made July 11. 1789. For the sum of 40 pounds Moses Shelby has sold 
Edwin Hickman 300 acres being part of Moses Shelby's guard right, the Warrant 
No. 242. Beginning at three mulberries running east 400 poles crossing Smart's 
Creek to two hickories, then north 130 poles to a stake, then west 276 poles to a 
stake in the bank of Stuart's Creek, then with the meanders of the creek to a 
stake, then 66 poles to a mulberry, dogwood and elm, then south 100 poles to the 
beginning. 

Jacob Movers August 24, 1789 page 350 

North Carolina Grant No. 38. Jacob Moyers is granted 400 acres in consideration 
of the services of Col. Martin Armstrong, surveyor, lying on the east side of 
Stones River. Begiiming at a sycamore and hickory on the river bank at the mouth 
of Searcy's Creek, then up the river with its meanders 200 poles to a white oak 
on Cornelius Ruddle's north boundary line, then east 92 poles with said line to 
an elm being said Ruddles' corner then north 265 l A poles to a stake, then west 
274 poles to an elm, then south 180 poles to the beginning. Surveyed April 1, 
1786 by John Bucchanan, D.S., by virture of service right of said Armstrong. 
Entered November 19, 1785. Grant dated October 8, 1787. 



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Deeds on Stones River 
from Davidson County Deeds Vol. B 

Benjamin Jostling October 23. 1789 page 8 

Indenture made November 1. 1789. For the sum of 2000 pounds have sold Ben- 
jamin Jostling 640 acres on Stones River on a small creek known as Bushneirs 
Creek and on Maj. Blount's last boundary line and at Bushneirs southwest cor- 
ner of a 1000 acre Survey No. 1660. Beginning at a mulberry, walnut and oak 
then south 279 poles crossing Bushnell*s Creek to a walnut and three big red 
oaks, then east 367 Vi poles to a stake, then north 279 poles to a walnut, then west 
367 1/ 2 poles to the beginning. This grant to Bushnell and Dobbins by patent dated 
September 15, 1787. Wit. Win. A. Pease. Louis Reily 

Robert Creswell October 23. 1789 page 9 

Indenture made October 3, 1789. For the sum of 65 pounds. Maryland currency, 
Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins have sold to Robert Creswell 640 acres 
on Stuart's Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at Moses Shelby's south- 
east comer on the east side of said creek at three hickories, then north 400 poles 
with Shelby's line to a mulberry, then east 256 poles to a stake, then south 400 
poles to a red oak. west 256 poles to the beginning. Known by the No. 265 grant 
to Bushnell & Dobbins, assignees of Jacob Gwin. 

Philemon Thomas October 27. 1789 page 10 

Indenture made August 1. 1789. For the sum of 300 pounds. Carolina currency, 
Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins have sold Philemon Thomas of Woodford 
County. Kentucky, 1622 acres. Lying on the main east fork of Stones River. 
Beginning at the northwest comer of Col. Isaac Shelby's 5000 acre survey (granted 
him for his senices as commissioner appointed to settle the claims of preemp- 
tion and lay off the boundary of lands granted officer and soldiers of the Conti- 
nental Line) on a red oak and hickory running east with said Shelby's north 
boundary line 648'/2 poles crossing Stones River to a walnut on said Shelby's 
line, then north 400 poles to a stake, then west 648 !/ 2 poles to a stake, then south 
400 poles crossing Stones River to the beginning. Which land Bushnell and Dob- 
bins obtained by patent dated September 15. 1787. as assignees of Capt. Mather 
Wood. Wit. Robert Weakley. Griswald Latimer, and Richard Thomas 

Philemon Thomas October 27. 1789 page 10a 

Indenmre made August 1. 1879. For the sum of 300 pounds. Virginia money. 
Eusebius Bushnell and William Dobbins have sold Philemon Thomas of Woodford 
County. Ky., 1000 acres on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at Col. Isaac 
Shelby's northwest comer, a large red oak and hickory running south 320 poles 
to a walnut in Shelby's line, then west 500 poles to a stake, then north 320 noles 
to a stake, then east 500 poles to the beginning. Bushnell & Dobbins obtained the 
land by patent dated September 15. 1787, assignees Henry Cole, a drummer. 
Wit. Robert Weakley, Griswold Latimer, and Richard Thomas. 

Charles Longmier Janury 18, 1790 page 32 

Indenture made November 23. 1789. For the sum of 100 pounds Robert Weakley 

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has sold to Charles Longmier 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River. Begin- 
ning at a sugar tree said Longmier* s northwest corner of a 640 acre survey War- 
rant No. 3397 on Isadore Skerretts' line, runs north 106 chains, 70 links to an 
ash, east 60 chains to a black walnut, then south 106 chains, 70 links to said 
Longmier northeast corner, then west 60 chains with his line to the beginning. 
Land granted said Robert Weakley by North Carolina by virture of a Military 
Warrant No. 2252. 
Wit. Valentine Sevier, Ezekiel Smith, Samuel Weakley. 

Charles Longmier January 19, 1790 page 33 

Indenture made November 23, 1790 . For the sum of 100 pounds Robert Weakley 
has sold Charles Longmier of Washington County, North Carolina, 640 acres on 
both sides of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at an ash on the south side 
of said fork 20 chains south of Isadore Skerrett's southeast corner of a 640 acre 
survey, nms north to said Skerrett's corner and with his line crossing said fork in 
all 106 chains and seventy links to a sugartree, then east 60 chains to a stake, then 
south 106 chains & 70 links crossing said fork to a black walnut, then west 60 
chains to the beginning. Land granted to said Weakley by virture of a Military 
Warrant No. 3397. 
Wit. Valentine Sevier, Ezekiel Smith and Samuel Weakley. 

Thomas Williamson January 19, 1790 page 33 

Indenture made November 16, 1789. Weakley for the sum of 60 pounds has sold 
Thomas Williamson 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River. Lying on both 
sides of the east fork beginning at a hackberry on the north side of the river on 
Griffith Rutherford's line of Ins 640 acre survey and 5 chains south of his north- 
east corner. Runs east 80 chains to a black oak and hackberry on the east side of 
a ridge, then south 80 chains to a sugartree, then west 80 chains to a stake, then 
north 5 chains to said Rutherford's corner and with his line in all 80 chains to the 
beginning. Land granted to Robert Weakley by virture of a Military Warrant No. 
2487. Wit. Anthony Crutcher & Thomas Molloy. 

Robert Weakley February 3, 1790 page 39 

North Carolina Grant No. 1015. Robert Weakley, assignee of Benejah Yarkins, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River about six or seven 
miles above the first line mn by the Commissioner's in the year 1783. Beginning 
at an ash on the south side of said fork 20 chains south of Isadore Skerrett's 
southeast corner runs north to Skerrett's corner with his line in all 106 & 70 links 
to a sugartree, then east 60 chains to a stake, then south 106 chains & 70 links to 
a black walnut, then west 60 chains to the beginning. Surveyed May 27, 1788, in 
consequence of a Military Warrant No. 3397, located March 22, 1788. Grant 
dated May 18, 1789. 

Robert Weakley February 3, 1790 page 39 

North Carolina Grant No. 1010. Robert Weakley, assignee of Jacob Deaderick, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River about one mile 
above the first line run by the Commissioners in the year 1783. Beginning at an 
elm at the south side of said fork Martin Armstrong's southeast comer runs east 

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106 chains & 70 links to a white ash in a dry branch, then south 60 chains to a red 
oak on the north side of said fork on a bluff of the same, then west 106 chains & 
70 links to a stake, then north 60 chains to the beginning. Sun eyed by said 
Weakley on May 17. 1788. in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 2264. 
located March 22. 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Robert Weakley February 3. 1790 page 39 

North Carolina Grant No. 1012. Robert Weakley, assignee of the heirs of Abraham 
Green, a private, is granted 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning 
at a hackberry on the north side of said fork on Griffith Rutherford's line of a 
survey of 640 acres. 5 chains south of his northeast comer, runs east 80 chains to 
a black oak and hackberry on the east side of a ridge, then south 80 chains to a 
sugartree. then west 80 chains to a stake, then north 5 chains to Rutherford's 
corner and with his line in all 80 chains. Sun eyed May 17. 1788 by said Weakley 
in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 2487, located March 22. 1788. Grant 
dated May 18. 1789. 

John Bucchanan April 30. 1790 page 52 

North Carolina Grant No. 1020. John Bucchanan. assignee of Henry Richards* 
heirs, is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at an ash and elm on the 
east boundary of a survey of John Rice's, then south 390 to a black oak said 
Rices' comer then east 26214 poles to a sycamore on the west bank opposite to a 
high rocky cliff, then north 390 poles to a stake, then west to the beginning. 
Surveyed by said Buccchanan May 2. 1786. in consequence of a Military War- 
rant No. 1981. located December 31. 1785. Grant dated May 18. 1789. 

Lardner Clark May 3. 1790 page 54 

North Carolina Grant No. 64. Lardner Clark, assignee of Col. Martin Armstrong, 
is granted 150 acres. Beginning at a white oak on the bank of Stones River, being 
the beginning comer of Cornelius Ruddle's preemption, then west with Ruddles' 
line 134 poles to an elm and white oak. then south 70 poles to an elm on said line, 
then west 124 poles to a dogwood, then north 120 poles to the west bank of the 
river, then up said river with its meanders to the beginning. Surveyed by John 
Bucchanan, D.S., on May 2. 1786. in consequence of a senice right of said 
Annstrong. No. 1595, located November 26. 1785. Grant dated May 18. 1789. 

John McCutchen May 13. 1790 page 58 

North Carolina Grant No. 960. John McCutchen, assignee of Edmorit Haddock, 
a private, is granted 228 acres on the north side of the east fork of Stones River 
on a branch of the same. Beginning at a hackberry and black oak Robert Weakley's 
northeast comer on the east side of a ridge, nins west 45 chains & 60 links with 
said Weakley "s line to a sugartree, then north 50 chains to a hickory, then east 45 
chains & 60 links to a stake on Gen. Matthew Lock's line, then south with his 
line 50 chains to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Weakley on June 13. 1788. 
in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 1235. located March 22. 1788. Grant 
dated May 18, 1789. 



Stephen Cantrill May 14, 1790 page 61 

North Carolina Grant No. 1020. Stephen Cantrill, assignee of Moses 
Weaver, a private, is granted 274 acres on the head branches of the 
second creek above Bradley's Lick on the east branches of the east fork 
of Stones River. Beginning at Stockley Doneldson's corner a buckeye 
and ash, then east 148 poles to an ash. then north 296 poles to a stake, 
then west 148 poles to an ash and hickory, then south 296 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed November 1, 1787, by John Doneldson. D.S., in 
consequence of a Military Warrant No. 1678, located September 21, 
1787. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

William Bleakamore May 19, 1790 page 73 

Indenture made April 15. 1790. Thomas Hickman for the sum of 100 
pounds has sold William Blackamore 640 acres on the first creek that 
runs into the east side of the east fork of Stones River above the mouth 
of Bradley's Creek. Beginning at a red oak and ash norhwest comer to 
Joseph Hendrick, south with his line across the creek at 30 poles, a branch 
at 180 poles in all, 320 poles to a hickory and ash, then west 320 poles to 
white oak and ash. then north crossing said creek at 88 poles in all 320 
poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. Land granted said Hickman 
on July 11, 1788. Wit. Ed Hickman and Robert Weakley. 

Ebenzer Brooks May 20. 1790 page 75 

North Carolina Grant No. 216. For the sum of 10 pounds for every 100 
acres Ebenezer Brooks is granted 640 acres on Hurricane Creek, a branch 
of Stones River. Beginning at a black walnut and mulberry on the north 
side of said creek below an old Buffalo Road then south 226 poles to 
two hickories, then west 452 poles to a cedar, then north 226 poles to an 
ironwood, then east 452 poles. Surveyed by John Bucchanan, D.S., on 
August 17. 1785. in consequence of a Warrant No. 435, located May 
12, 1784. Grant dated July 13, 1788. 

Wra. Terrell May 20, 1790 page 77 

North Carolina Grant No. 190. For the sum often pounds for every 100 
acres Wm. Terrell is granted 640 acres on Overall Creek, a branch of 
Stones River. Beginning at a red oak and elm on the east boundary of 
Col. James Armstrong's 7200 acre survey, then south along his line 260 
poles to an elm. mulberry and walnut, then east 394 poles to a stake, 
then north 260 to a stake, then west 394 poles to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed by B. Wm. Pollock, D.S.. on March 9, 1785, in consequence of a 
Warrant No. 199, located Janury 28, 1784. Grant dated July 13, 1788. 

Thomas Kennedy May 21, 1790 page 78 

North Carolina Grant No. 23 1. For the sum often pounds for every 100 
acres Thomas Kennedy is granted 640 acres on the west side of Stones 
River. Beginning at a post oak and dogwood running then north 304 
poles to a post oak, then east 182 poles to the junction of Overall Creek 
with Stones River, then up the river with the meanders 490 poles to a 

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honey locust and a white oak, south 102 poles to two hickories, west 417 poles to 
the beginning. Surveyed by James Mulherin. D.S., on January 15, 1784, in con- 
sequence of a Warrant No. 363, located March 18. 1784. Grant dated July 13, 
1788. 

Thomas Gillispie June 4. 1790 page 82 

North Carolina Grant No. 241. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Thomas Gillispie is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a poplar on 
Samuel McMurry's east boundary, being Win. Moore*s southwest corner, then 
south 226 poles to a persimmon, then east 452 poles to a white oak, then north 
226 poles a red oak being said Moore's southeast comer, then west with his line 
to the beginning. Surveyed on April 11, 1785. by John Bucchanan agreeable to a 
Warrant No. 628. Entered November 20. 1784. Grant dated July 10, 1788. 

Col. Joseph Martin June 4, 1790 page 83 

North Carolina Grant No. 261. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Joseph Martin is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a white oak, 
hickory, and dogwood about 100 yards from Overall Creek on Col. Armstrong's 
east boundary, then along his line 226 poles to three cherry trees and an elm. then 
east 452 poles to a stake, then north 226 poles to a stake. Then west 452 poles to 
the beginning. Surveyed by B. Wm. Pollock on March 10. 1785. agreeable to a 
Warrant No. 600. Entered October 9, 1784. Grant dated July 10. 1788. 

James Todd June 5, 1790 page 84 

North Carolina Grant No. 249. For the sum of ten pounds for every 100 acres 
James Todd is granted 640 acres. Beginning at a dogwood and white oak run- 
ning then north 120 poles to a black oak and elm on the bank of Stones River 
then down said river with its meanders 490 poles to a hornbeam, then west 212 
poles to a red oak and walnut, south 432 poles to a hickory east 360 poles to the 
beginning. Sun eyed July 10, 1784, by James Mulherin. D.S.. agreeable to a 
Warrant No. 72. Entered January 10. 1784. Grant dated July 10, 1788. 

Cornelius Ruddell June 7, 1790 page 87 

North Carolina Grant No. 228. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Cornelius Ruddell is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a white 
oak on the east bank of said river about 1/2 mile above the mouth of Searcy's 
Creek, then east 192 poles to an elm. then south 452 poles to a white oak. Then 
west 226 poles to a white oak and dogwood, then north 452 poles to an elm and 
white oak, then east to the beginning. Surveyed November 30, 1785, by John 
Bucchanan. D.S.. agreeable to a Warrant No. 738. Entered May 30. 1785. Grant 
dated July 10, 1788. 

Lewis Robbards June 8. 1790 page 88 

North Carolina Grant No. 206. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Lewis Robbards is granted 640 acres on the south side of the Cumberland River. 
Beginning at an ash. then south 234 poles to an elm in Hay's line, then along his 
line west 443 poles passing his corner 160 poles to an elm. Then north 234 poles 
to a sugartree and red oak on the river, then do the same as it meanders to an ash 

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at the mouth of the spring branch and then east 200 poles to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed March 13, 1786 by John Donelson, D.S., agreeable to a Warrant No. 399. 
Entered April 6, 1784. Grant dated July 10, 1788. 

William Moore June 8, 1790 page 89 

North Carolina Grant No. 200. For the sum of ten pounds for every 100 acres 
Wm. Moore is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a poplar on 
Samuel McMurray's east boundary line, being Thomas Gillespie's north west 
corner, then east with Gillispie's line 452 poles to a red oak, then north 226 poles 
to a white oak, then west 452 to a hackberry. being said McMurry's northeast 
corner, then south with said line to the beginning. Surveyed December 6, 1784, 
by John Bucchanan, D.S., agreeable to a Warrant No. 45. Entered January 1, 
1784. Grant dated July 10, 1788. 

James Montflorence June 30, 1790 page 91 

Indenture made June 16, 1790. William Nash has sold for the sum of 2000 poimds 
three military tracts of land to James Montflorence. 

(1) 640 acres on the north side of the Cumberland River. 

(2) on the waters of the first creek above Stoners Lick Creek and on the east side 
of the river. Beginning on the east side of the creek at a mulberry George Suggs* 
southeast corner No. 2236, and running then east 320 poles to a dogwood, then 
south 320 poles to a mulberry, then west 320 poles to a black oak, then north 320 
poles to the beginning. Contains 640 acres. 

(3) On the water of the first creek above Stoner Lick Creek on the east side of 
Stones River. Beginning at the north west cornier of Aquilla Suggs"s and on the 
west boundary of said Suggs Warrant No. 1503 at a dogwood, then running west 
320 poles to a hickory and poplar, then south 320 poles to a dogwood, then east 
320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to the beginning. Contains 640 acres. 
Wit. B. Searcy, A. Foster, and Wm. Cmtcher. 

William Nash July 1, 1790 page 94 

North Carolina Grant No. 938. William Nash, assignee of Isaack Simmons, is 
granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stoners Lick Creek on the east side of 
Stones River. Beginning on the northwest corner of Aquilla Suggs and on the 
west boundary of said Suggs" s Warrant No. 1503 on a dogwood, then running 
west 320 poles to a hickory and poplar, then south 320 poles to a dogwood, then 
east 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by said 

Nash on Nov. , 1788, in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 2235, located 

October 18, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

William Nash July 1. 1790 page 94 

North Carolina Grant No. 936. William Nash, assignee of Richard Cobart, is 
granted 640 acres of land on the first creek above Stoner' s Lick Creek on the east 
side of Stones River. Beginning on the east side of the creek on a mulberry George 
Suggs' s southeast corner No. 2236, running then east 320 poles to a dogwood, 
then south 320 poles to a mulberry, then west 320 poles to a black oak, then north 
320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by said Nash on May 19, 1788, in conse- 



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quence of a Military Warrant No. 1499, located November 12, 1788. Grant dated 
May 18. 1789. 

Wm. Overall & Martin King July 2, 1790 page 100 

North Carolina Grant No. 212. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Wm. Overall & Martin King are granted 640 acres on Overall's lower creek near 
the mouth. Beginning at a honey locust tree, miming thence south 452 poles to 
an elm and black oak. west 226 poles to a buckeye and two ash trees, north 452 
poles to a stake, then east 226 poles to the beginning. Sun eyed on January 1, 
1784. by James Mulherin. D. S.. in consequence of a Warrant No. 301. Entered 
February 16. 1784. Grant dated July 10. 1788. 

John Blackamore August 3. 1790 page 114 

Indenture made May 8, 1790. For the sum of 126 pounds Thomas Hickman has 
sold John Blackamore 640 acres on the east fork of the first creek that empties 
into the east fork of Stones River above the mouth of Bradley's Lick Creek on 
the east side. Beginning at a buckeye and ash southeast comer of Joseph Hendricks, 
then crossing a large branch at 18 poles in all 320 poles to an elm. then north 320 
poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to Joseph Hendrick's Line, then south cross 
the creek with said line to the beginning. 
Wit. Thomas Johnston. William Cnitcher. 

William Blackamore August 6, 1790 page 120 

Indenture made April 15. 1790. For the sum of 100 pounds Moses Shelby of 
Tennessee county, has sold William Blackamore 600 acres on Stuart's Creek on 
Stones River being a part of a tract of 1200 acres granted the said Shelby. Begin- 
ning at a hickory and sugartree. run then east 400 poles to a red oak and walnut, 
the northeast comer of said survey, then south 350 poles to a stake Edwin 
Hickman's northeast corner then with Hickman north boundary line 290 poles to 
Stuart's Creek then down the creek with its meanders to John Tucker's northeast 
corner on said creek, then west with Tucker's north boundary 218 poles to a 
stake, then north 190 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. Edwin Hickman & Matthew Talbot. 

William Nash August 10. 1790 page 129 

North Carolina Grant No. 937. William Nash, assignee of Daniel Elmore's heirs, 
is granted 640 acres on the east fork of the first creek above Stoner's Lick Creek 
on the east side of Stones River. Beginning at a cherry tree and dogwood John 
Logue's corner, southwest comer of a survey of 1000 acres, then east with Logue's 
line 320 poles to a white oak and dogwood, then south 320 poles to a mulberry 
and dogwood, then west 320 poles to a mulberry, then north 320 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed by said Nash May 12. 1788. in consequence of a Military 
Warrant No. 1512, located April 3, 1788. Grant dated May 18. 1789. 



William Nash August 10. 1790 page 129 

North Carolina Grant No. 939. William Nash, assignee of Foster Reaves, a pri- 
vate, is granted 640 acres on the west fork of the first Creek above Stoner's Lick 

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Creek on the east side of Stones River. Beginning at a hickory and poplar marked 
as a comer tree, running north 320 poles to a white oak and hickory, then west 
320 poles to a dogwood, then south 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to 
the beginning. Surveyed by said Nash May 14. 1788, in consequence of Warrant 
No. 2762, located April _, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

William Nash August 10, 1790 page 129 

North Carolina Grant No. 732. William Nash, assignee of Ezekiel Rigley, a pri- 
vate, is granted 640 acres on the east side of Stones River. Beginning 20 poles 
above the mouth of the second creek above Stuart's Creek at a white oak and 
black oak on the east side of the river, running down with its meanders to a cedar 
bluff, then miming north, comer on a elm. hickory and ash, then east 464 poles to 
a hickory then south 240 poles to a stake, then west 374 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed by said Nash February 10, 1787, in consequence of a Military Warrant 
No. 2577. located January 1, 1787. Grant dated July 11, 1788. 

John Logue August 11, 1790 page 130 

North Carolina Grant No . John Logue. assignee of James Gurley, Corpo- 
ral, is granted 1000 acres on the first creek above Stoner's Lick Creek on Stones 
River. Beginning at a cherry tree and dogwood, then east 400 poles to a cedar 
and dogwood, then east 400 poles to a black oak, then west 400 poles to two 
dogwoods, then south 400 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Wm. Nash, D.S., 
in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 1737. located January 28, 1786. Grant 
dated May 18, 1789. 

Joseph Mitchel November 9, 1790 page 137 

North Carolina Grant No. 197. Joseph Mitchel, a private, is granted 274 acres on 
Stones River joining Henry Winburn's (5)89 acre survey. Beginning at a sy- 
camore tree 80 poles below the head of a large spring, then east with the north 
boundary of Winburn's survey 240 poles to a mulberry, then 174V£ poles to a 
stake, then west 240 poles to a stake, then south 174V4 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed by Barclay William Pollock on March 13, 1785, in consequence of a 
Military Warrant No. 146, located February 7, 1784. Grant dated March 7, 1786. 

Thomas Hardiman November 10. 1790 page 139 

Indenture made October 11, 1790. For the sum of 1000 pounds William 
Blackamore has sold Thomas Hardiman 600 acres on Stuart's Creek & Stones 
River, being a part of a tract of 1200 acres. Beginning at a hickory and sugartree, 
mns east 400 poles to red oak and walnut the northeast comer of said survey, 
then south 350 poles to a stake, Edwin Hickman's northeast corner, then west 
with Hickman's north boundary 290 poles to Smart's Creek, then down the creek 
with its meanders to John Tucker's northeast comer on said creek, then west 218 
poles with John Tucker's north boundary to a stake, then north 190 poles to the 
beginning. Land a part of Moses Shelby's grant. 

Thomas Hardiman November 10, 1790 page 139 

Indenture made October 1 1, 1790. For the sum of 1000 poimds Edwin Hickman 
has sold Thomas Hardiman 300 acres on Stuart's Creek. Beginning at three mul- 

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berries running east 400 poles crossing Stuart's Creek to two hickories, then 
north 130 poles to a stake, then west 276 poles to a stake on the banks of Stuart's 
Creek, then with the meanders of the creek to a stake, then 66 poles to a mul- 
berry, dogwood and elm, then south 100 poles to the beginning. 

George Ridley November 15. 1790 page 145 

Indenture made October 11, 1790. For the sum of 300 pounds John Caffrey has 
sold George Ridley 640 acres on both sides of Stoner's Creek, a branch of Stones 
River, and about three miles above Stoners Lick. Beginning at a sugartree. white 
oak and ash on the north side of said creek, then north 226 poles to a white oak, 
then east 542 poles crossing two branches to a white oak, black walnut and ce- 
dar, then south 226 to a white oak, ash, and dogwood, crossing said creek, then 
west 452 poles to the beginning. Land granted to Caffrey by patent dated April 

17, 1786, and No. 142. 

George Augustus Sugg November 23, 1790 page 149 

North Carolina Grant No. 902. George Augustus Sugg, assignee of Henry 
Humpries. is granted 640 acres on the main east fork of Stones River. Beginning 
at a large poplar, Reed's corner and running south with Read's line 320 poles to 
a white oak and ironwood on the bank of the river, then with the meanders of the 
river about west 320 poles to a poplar, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 
320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Win. Nash on March 21, 1788. in con- 
sequence of a Military Warrant No. 2457, located March 1. 1786. Grant dated 
January 17, 1789. 

George Augustus Sugg November 23, 1790 page 149 

North Carolina Grant No. 921. George Augustus Sugg, assignee of John Peters, 
a private, is granted 640 acres on the main east fork of Stones River. Beginning 
at a poplar John Read's northwest comer, then north 320 poles to an elm. then 
east 320 poles to an ash and dogwood, then south 320 poles to a stake, then west 
320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed May 11, 1788. by Win. Nash in conse- 
quence of a Military Warrant No. 2213. located April 5. 1788. Grant dated May 

18, 1789. 

Samuel Wilson January 21, 1791 page 150 

Indenture made October 1 3. 1789. For the sum of 160 pounds John Rice & Elisha 
Rice have sold 640 acres to Samuel Wilson of Hartford County, Maryland. The 
land lying on both sides of Stones River. Beginning on the west bank of said 
river at a sycamore at Major John Bucchanan's southeast comer, then west with 
his line 262 14 poles to a black oak being said Bucchanan*s southwest corner, 
then south 390 poles, then east 262'/2 poles to a stake, then north to the begin- 
ning. The land obtained by patent dated June 13. 1787. No. 306. 
Wit. Edward Peatt P. H. Lee 

John Williams January 21, 1791 page 151 

North Carolina Pitt County. For the sum of 200 pounds. North Carolina money, 
J. Ambrose Jones of Pitt Co.. N.C., has sold to John Williams of Pitt Co. N.C., 



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640 acres on the east side of Stones River. The land was taken up by said Jones 
as assignee of Daniel Ray by a Warrant No. 2741 and grant dated July 10, 1788. 
Beginning 20 poles above the second creek above the mouth of Stuart's Creek 
that fall into said river on the east side at a white oak and black oak on the bank 
of Stones River and running up with the meanders of the river to the lower end of 
a large island to two white ash trees, then east 352 poles to a cedar, then north 
3 15 poles to a stake then west 206 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. William Corbitt, Roderick Williams & Robert Williams. 

John Thompson January 21, 1791 page 151 

Indenture made October 21, 1790. For the sum of 50 pounds William Nash has 
sold John Thompson 640 acres on the east fork of the first creek above Stoners 
Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. Beginning on a cherry tree and 
dogwood John Logue's southwest corner of a 1000 acre survey, running then 
east with Logue's line 320 poles to a white oak and dogwood, then south 320 
poles to a mulberry and dogwood, west 320 poles to a mulberry and dogwood, 
north 320 poles to the beginning. Signed Paty Nash, Wm. Nash 

Wit. David Hay, Andrew Ewing, Andrew Casselman. 

John Thompson January 21, 1791 page 152 

Indenture made October 21, 1790. For the sum of 50 pounds William Nash has 
sold John Thompson 640 acres on the west fork of the first creek above Stoners 
Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. Beginning at a hickory and poplar 
marked AV corner trees, running north 320 poles to a white oak and hickory, 
then west 320 poles to a dogwood, then south 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 
poles to the beginning. Signed Wm. Nash & Paty Nash 

Wit. David Hay, Andrew Ewing and Andrew Casselman. 

Reading Blount February 7, 1791 page 170 

North Carolina Grant No. 916. Reading Blount, assignee of Abraham Wolf, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on the head branches of the east fork of Stones 
River. Beginning at two lynns Major Reading Blount's southwest corner of a 
tract No. 2534, runs with his line east 60 chains to a sugartree said Blount's 
corner, then south 106 chains & 70 links to a stake, west 60 chains to a sugartree 
Elijah Robertson's comer then with his line north 106 chains & 70 links to the 
beginning. Surveyed by Robert Weakley on May 26, 1788, in consequence of a 
Military Warrant No. 2041, located March 22, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Reading Blount February 7. 1791 page 170 

North Carolina Grant No. 953. Reading Blount, assignee of Jessee Bagworth, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on the first creek the first line nm by the Commis- 
sioners in 1783 crosses running west from the east fork of Stones River. Begin- 
ning at two white oaks about 20 poles east of the head of a large spring and about 
3/4 of a mile south of said line, runs west 106 chains & 70 links to a hickory, then 
north 60 chains to an ash, then east 106 chains & 70 links to a cedar then south 60 
chains to the beginning. Surveyed May 26, 1788, by Robert Weakley in conse- 
quence of a Military Warrant No. 2559, located March 22, 1788. Grant dated 
May 18, 1789. 

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Reading Blount February 7. 1791 page 170 

North Carolina Grant No. 956. Reading Blount, assignee of private Edward Thust. 
is granted 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River near the head branches of 
the said river. Beginning at a wash. Elijah Robertson's northwest comer of a 
tract No. 3202. runs north 106 chains & 70 links to a stake, then east 60 chains to 
a sugartree. Reading Blount's comer, then with his line south 106 chains & 70 
links to two lynns said Blount and Robertson, then with Robertson's line east 60 
chains to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Weakley D.S. on May 26. 1788. in 
consequence of a Military Warrant No. 2552, located March 22. 1788. Grant 
dated May 18, 1789. 

Reading Blount February 10. 1791 page 175 

North Carolina Grant No. 914. Reading Blount, assignee of Nathan Murdock. a 
private, is granted 640 acres on the north branches of the east fork of Stones 
River. Beginning at two lynns Elijah Robertson's northeast comer of a tract No. 
3462, nui north 106 chains & 70 links to a sugartree, then east 60 chains to a 
stake, then south 106 chains & 70 links to a sugartree. then west 60 chains to the 
beginning. Sun eyed May 16, 1788. by Robert Weakley, D.S., in consequence of 
a Military Warrant No. 2534, located March 22, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 
1789. 

For having located a parcel of land Reading Blount signs over to Elijah 
Robinson the title to this tract. September 25, 1791. 
Wit. Cox Coartland. John Grey Blount. 

Robert Thompson February 14, 1791 page 179 

North Carolina Grant No. 1088. Robert Thompson, assignee of Stephen Joiners, 
a private, is granted 640 acres on Hurricane Creek. Beginning at two ash sap- 
lings being Minos Camion's northeast comer, then east 272 poles to a hickory, 
then south 376 poles to an elm. then west 272 poles to said Minos Camion's 
southeast corner, then north with Ins line to the beginning. Surveyed by John 
Bucchanan, D.S.. in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 1917. located De- 
cember 27. 1788. Grant dated Nov. 14. 1789. 

Archibald Marlin February 16. 1791 page 181 

North Carolina Grant No. 462. Archibald Marlin. a private, is granted 297 acres 
on both sides of Stoner Creek a branch of Stones River. Beginning at John 
Caffrey's comer, white oak. ash. and sugartree. then west 297 poles to an ash. 
then north 160 poles crossing the creek to a cedar tree, then east 297 poles to a 
red oak in said Caffrey's line, then along his line south 160 poles to the begin- 
ning. Surveyed by John Donoldson. D.S.. by virtue of a Military Warrant No. 
848. located April 18. 1785. Grant dated September 15. 1787. 

Isaac Right May 24. 1791 page 194 

North Carolina Grant No. 1009. Isaac Right, assignee of David Passnore. a pri- 
vate, is granted 365 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a cedar and black walnut 
Benjamin Flood's beginning comer, then south with said line 320 poles to a red 
oak. then east 1821/2 poles to an elm. then north 320 poles to a dogwood then 
west to the beginning. Surveyed March 2. 1786, by John Bucchanan. D.S.. in 

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consequence of a Military Warrant No. 417, located January 18, 1786. Grant 
dated May 18, 1789. 

Robert Weakley May 24, 1791 page 194 

North Carolina Grant No. 1 1 82. Robert Weakley, assignee of Thomas Winstill, a 
private, by his heirs, 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River adjoining a sur- 
vey of said Weakley on the north side, warrant of which is No. 3397. Beginning 
at a sugartree said Weakley's northwest corner on Isadore Skerrett's line, runs 
north with his line 106 chains & 70 links to an ash, then east 60 chains to a black 
walnut, then south 106 chains & 70 links to said Weakley's northeast corner, 
then with his line 60 chains to the beginning. Surveyed by said Weakley on July 
28, 1790, in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 2252, located October 1, 
1789. Grant dated November 30, 1790. 

Jason Thompson May 24, 1791 page 195 

North Carolina Grant No. 1201. Jason Thompson, assignee of Isaac Brown, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on Mill Creek and Stones River. Beginning at an ash 
being Minos Cannon's, Robert Thompson's and Jason Thompson's corner, then 
east with Robert Thompson's line 272 poles to a hickory, then south 376'/2 poles 
to a dogwood, then west 272 poles to an elm being the northeast corner of said 
Jason Thompson's survey, then south with said line to the beginning. Surveyed 
by John Bucchanan on January 28, 1791, in consequence of a Military Warrant 
No. 3678, located January 11, 1791. Grant dated March 15, 1791 

Jason Thompson May 24, 1791 page 196 

North Carolina Grant No. 1097. Jason Thompson, assignee of Peter Cotench, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on the east of Mill Creek. Beginning at a black oak 
being Minos Cannon's northwest corner, then east with said line 272 poles to 
two ash sapling, then north 376 poles to an elm, then west 272 poles to a dog- 
wood, then south to the beginning. Surveyed by John Bucchanan on January 20, 
1789. in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 3454, located January 8, 1789. 
Grant dated November 14, 1789. 

Minos Cannon May 25, 1791 page 196 

North Carolina Grant No. 1087. Minos Cannon, assignee of Vinson Allhead, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on Mill Creek near the ridge between said creek and 
Stones River waters at the north edge of Big Hurricane. Beginning at a black oak 
being Jason Thompson's comer, then east 272 poles to two ash saplings, then 
south 376 poles to an elm, then west 272 poles to an ash, then north to the begin- 
ning. Suveryed December 4, 1788, by John Bucchanan in consequence of a Mili- 
tary Warrant No. 2105, located January 2, 1787. Grant dated November 14, 1789. 

* John Bucchanan May 16, 1971 page 198 

North Carolina Grant No. 1199. John Bucchanan, assignee of Aron Garner, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a sugartree and ash 
being John Forman's and John Ford's corner, then south with Ford's line 226 
poles to a white oak. then east 452 to an ash, then north 226 poles to an elm on 
Thomas Cotton's south boundary, then west to the beginning. Surveyed Decem- 

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ber 4. 1788, by said Bucchanan in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 2722, 
located December 3, 1787. Grant dated November 30. 1790. 

John Bucchanan May 26. 1791 page 199 

North Carolina Grant No. 1 183. John Bucchanan, assignee of private John Har- 
ris, is granted 640 acres on Mill Creek. Beginning at a white oak Jolm Ford's and 
John Bucchanan "s corner, then west 452 with Forde's line to an elm. then south 
226 poles to a sugartree. then east 452 poles to an ash, then north to the begin- 
ning. Surveyed by said Bucchanan on December 4, 1788, in consequence of a 
Military Warrant No. 2730, located December 3. 1787. Grant dated November 
30. 1790. 

Stephen Brooks June 25, 1791 page 202 

North Carolina Grant No. 905. Stephen Brooks, assignee of private John Mosland. 
is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stuart's Creek on the east side of 
Stones River. Beginning at a mulberry and white oak running north 227 poles to 
a hickory and post oak. then east 452 poles to a stake, then south 227 poles to a 
stake, then west 452 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Win. Nash on October 
10, 1786, in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 3515, located October 10, 
1786. Grant dated January 17. 1789. 

Stephen Brooks June 25. 1791 page 202 

North Carolina Grant No. 910. Stephen Brooks, assignee of William Glaughn. is 
granted 640 acres on the east side of Stones River on the first creek above Stoner 
Lick Creek. Beginning about a mile above the fork of said creek on the main fork 
of said creek on a hickory and ash. running north 320 poles to an elm and mul- 
berry, then east 320 poles to a white ash tree. Thomas Thompson's corner, then 
south along Thompson's line 320 poles to a stake then west 320 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed by Wm. Nash. D.S.. in consequence of a Military Warrant 
No. 2917, located October 10. 1786. Grant dated January 17, 1789. 

Stephen Brooks June 25, 1791 page 202 

North Carolina Grant No. 911, Stephen Brooks, assignee of Private William 
Goodman, is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stoner' s Lick Creek on 
the east side of Stones River. Beginning about 1 l A mile above the mouth of said 
creek on an ash and hickory running north 227 poles to a cedar, then east 452 
poles to a stake, then south 227 poles to a stake, then west 452 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed by Wm. Nash, D.S., in consequence of a military warrant 
No. 2920. Located October 10. 1786. Grant dated June 17, 1789. 

James Thompson August 2. 1791 page 220 

Indenture made July 4. 1781. For the sum of 200 pounds Robert Thompson has 
sold to James Thompson 640 acres of land on Hurricane Creek. Beginning at two 
ash saplings being Minos Cannon's northeast comer, then east 272 poles to a 
hickory, then south 376 poles to an elm, then west 272 poles to said Cannon's 
southeast comer, then north with said line to the beginning. The land was granted 
to Robert Thompson by patent No. 1088 dated November 14, 1789. 
Wit. Andrew Ewing. 

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Aquilla Sugg November 5, 1791 page 233 

North Carolina Grant No. 926. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Meradeth Berk's 
heirs, 640 acres on the east fork of the first creek above Stoner's Lick Creek. 
Beginning at the southeast corner of Thomas Thompson's survey on an ash and 
dogwood, running then south 320 poles to a mulberry, then west 320 poles to a 
hickory, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to the beginning. 
Land surveryed May 11, 1788, in consequence of a Military No. 1514, located 
April 13, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. Surveyed by William Nash, D.S. 

Joseph Ross November 5, 1791 page 234 

North Carolina Grant No. 1067. Joseph Ross, assignee of private James Zailett, 
is granted 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River above the first line run by 
the Commissioners in 1783. Beginning at a beech marked RN Isadore Skerrett's 
northeast corner of a Warrant No. 3398, run west 70 chains with his line to a 
hackberry and elm Matthew Lock's comer in John Welch's line, then with Lock's 
line north 91 chains & 50 links to a sugartree, then east 70 chains to a stake, then 
south 9 1 chains & 50 links to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Weakley Octo- 
ber 15, 1789, in consequence of a Military Warrant No. 3400, located June 4, 
1789. Grant dated November 14, 1789. 

John Fowler November 7, 1791 page 237 

North Carolina Grant No. 281. John Fowler, heir of James Fowler, deceased, for 
the sum often pounds for each 100 acres is granted 640 acres on Second Creek, 
an eastern branch of Stones River. Beginning at an ash, southwest corner of the 
heirs of Elijah Oliver's land, running then south 320 poles to a black walnut, east 
320 poles to an ash and elm on an east hillside by a creek, north 320 poles to a 
small buckeye and gum by a branch corner to Oliver's land, then with his line 
west 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Daniel Smith on September 1, 
1786, by virtue of a Warrant No. 786, located May 1, 1786. Grant dated Novem- 
ber 26, 1789. 

James Stuart November 8, 1791 page 240 

Indenture made November 7, 1791 . For the sum of 150 pounds, Virginia money, 
Charles Longmier has sold to James Stuart 640 acres on both sides of the east 
fork of Stones River. Beginning at an ash on the south side of said fork 20 chains 
south of Isadore Skerrett's southwest corner of a survey of 640 acres, nms north 
to Skerrett's corner with his line crossing said fork in all 106 chains & 70 links to 
a sugartree, then east 60 chains to a stake, then south 106 chains & 70 links 
crossing said fork to a black walnut, then west 60 chains to the beginning. 
Wit. Daniel James & Wm. MLin. 

James Stuart November 8, 1791 page 240 

Indenture made November 7, 1791. For the sum of 150 pounds, Virginia cur- 
rency, Charles Longmier of Washington County has sold James Smart 640 acres 
on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a sugartree said Smart's northwest 
corner of a 640 acre survey Warrant No. 3397 on Isadore Skerrett's line. Runs 
north 106 chains & 70 links to an ash, then east 60 chains to a black walnut, then 

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south 106 chains & 70 links to said James Stuart's northeast comer, then west 60 
chains with his line to the beginning. Land granted to Robert Weakley by War- 
rant No. 2252 and sold by Weakley to Longmier by deed on Novennber 23, 
1789. 

John McNairy, Esq. November 9. 1791 page 241 

Indenture made August 19. 1791. For the simi of 500 poimds Lardner Clark, 
Esq. has sold the Honorable John McNairy 640 acres on Hurricane Creek, a 
branch of Stones River. Beginning at a honey locust and elm on Capt. James 
Bradley's north boundary, then east with said line 320 poles to a poplar being 
said Bradly's corner, then north 320 poles to Henry Harrow's south boundary, 
then west with said line 320 poles to a stake, south 320 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. Bennett Searcy. 



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Deeds on Stones River from 
Davidson County Deeds Vol. C 

William Nash January __, 1792 page 4 

Indenture made June 29, 1791. For the sum of 2000 pounds James Colo. 
Montflorence has sold Wm. Nash the following tract of land: 

1 - 640 acres on the north side of the Cumberland. 

2 - 640 acres on the waters of first creek above Stoners Lick Creek and on the 

east side of Stones River. Beginning at the east side of the creek at a mul- 
berry George Sugg's southeast corner No. 2236, and running then east 320 
poles to a dogwood then south 320 poles to a mulberry, then west 320 
poles to a black oak. then north 320 poles to the beginning. 

3 - 640 acres on the waters of the first creek above Stoner Lick Creek on the 

east side of Stones River. Beginning on the northwest corner of Aquila 
Sugg and on the east boundary of said Suggs warrant No. 1503 at a dog- 
wood then running west 320 poles to a hickory and poplar, then south 320 
poles to a dogwood, then east 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to 
the beginning. These three tracts are the same sold to James C. Montflorence 
in June, 1790. 
Wit. Bennett Searcy, William Cnitcher. 

Samuel Weakley February 7, 1792 page 7 

Indenture made October 7. 1792. For the sum of 100 pounds Wm. Cathey of 
Rowan Co., N.C.. has sold Samuel Weakley 213 acres on the north branches of 
the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a white ash on the side of a bluff of 
said fork Richard Cathey "s northwest comer and nins with his line west 60 chains 
to a small dogwood his corner on the north side of said fork then north 35 chains 
& 50 links to a stake, then east 60 chains to a stake, then south 35 chains & 50 
links to the beginning. Land granted Wm. Cathey by a military warrant granted 
under the heirs of Wm. Garrett, deceased, for 640 acres. 

John Bucchanan February 9, 1792 page 12 

North Carolina Grant No. 377. John Bucchanan, assignee of private Joshua Lewis, 
is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a red oak on the west bank of 
said river on Cornelius Ruddle's east boundary line then south 452 poles passing 
the bent of the river to a white oak, then east 226 poles crossing Stones River to 
an elm. then north 452 poles to a stake, then west 226 to the beginning. Grant 
dated September 15, 1787. 

Thomas McRorey February 18, 1792 page 17 

North Carolina Grant No. 735. Thomas McRorey, assignee of private Abraham 
Ready's heirs, is granted 640 acres on the west side of Stones River. Beginning 
at an elm at the mouth of the first creek above the old station, then west 40 poles 
to a white oak, then south joining Wm. More's northeast corner at 74 poles con- 
tinues to a dogwood at 440 poles on Thomas Gillispie's east boundary line, then 
320 poles to a walnut on the banks of Stones River, then down said river with its 
meanders to the beginning. Surveyed on April 1, 1786. Grant dated July 10, 
1788. 

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Thomas Cotton February 18. 1792 page 18 

North Carolina Grant No. 246. Thomas Cotton, assignee of private James Smith 
is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at an ash and elm being north 
east corner of a survey in the said Thomas Cotton's name, then east crossing a 
branch of Stones River cornered at a white oak at 320 poles then south 320 poles 
to a state, then west 320 poles to the corner of his other survey, then north with 
said line to the beginning. Sun eyed April 22. 1785, by John Bucchanan D.S. in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 723. Located August 5. 1784. Grant dated 
March 7. 1786. 

Thomas Williamson April 4. 1792 page 19 

Contract dated April 3. 1792. For the sum of 1000 dollars Benjamin Jostling has 
sold Thomas Williamson 640 acres on Stones River and located on the east fork 
of Stones River. Beginning 320 poles north of Col. Isaac Shelby's northwest 
comer miming north and west for quantity, located November 11, 1789. and 
held by a military warrant No. 2324.. the land to be first and second rate land. If 
the land is found by Thomas Williamson not to be the quality it ought to be. then 
Benjamin Jostling is to leave the estimation of the land to three men mutally 
chosen and if they find the land short in value then he will pay to Williamson 
their judgment. Wit. Lardner Clark. Betsey Clarke. Andrew Ewing. 

Thomas Williamson April 4. 1792 page 20 

Bond made by Benjamin Josling for 4000 silver dollars to Thomas Williamson 
to defend any claim against the preceding tract of land named in the contract. 

Sterling Clack Robertson April 28. 1792 page 26 

Indenture made March 16, 1792. For the sum of 1000 pounds George Augustus 
Sugg has sold Sterling Clack Robertson 640 acres on the head waters of the first 
creek above Stoner's Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. Beginning at 
the north comer of Aquila Sugg's survey warrant No. 1510 at a Spanish and 
white oak, then south 320 poles to a hickory and cedar, then east 320 poles to a 
hickory, ash and hackberry, then north 320 poles to an ash. then west 320 poles 
to the beginning. The land granted to said Sugg by a grant and by a warrant No. 
2766. Wit. Bennett Searcy, Seth Lewis. George Selden. 

George A. Sugg June 4. 1792 page 43 

North Carolina Grant No. 987. George Augustus Sugg, assignee of private Isaac 
Benford heirs, is granted 640 acres on the headwaters of the west fork of the first 
creek above Stoners Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. Beginning at a 
white oak and poplar corner trees, then east 320 poles to two dogwoods, then 
north 320 poles to a mulberry, then west 320 poles to a dogwood one of Sugg's 
corner of another tract, then south 320 poles to the beginning. Sun eyed May 14. 
1788. by Wm. Nash. D.S.. in consequence of a military warrant No. 2703. Lo- 
cated April 2, 1788. Grant dated May 18. 1789. 

George A. Sugg June 4, 1792 page 44 

North Carolina Grant No. 989. George Augustus Sugg, assignee of Private 
Applewhite Sander's heirs, is granted 640 acres on the headwaters of the first 

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creek above Stoners Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. Beginning at 
the northeast corner of Aqnila Sugg's survey warrant No. 1510, a Spanish and 
white oak, then south 320 poles to a hickory and cedar, then east 320 poles to a 
hickory, ash and hackberry. Then north 320 poles to an ash, then west 320 poles 
to the beginning. Surveyed May 11, 1788, by Win. Nash, D.S., in consequence 
of a military warrant No. 2766. Located April 3, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 
1789. 

John Johnston July 24, 1792 page 55 

Indenture made September 5, 1791. For the sum of 60 pounds North Carolina 
money Minos Cannon has sold 200 acres to John Johnston. Being on the east 
fork of Mill Creek near the bridge and joining the waters of Old Hurricane. Be- 
ginning at a black oak 118 poles of the said Minos Cannon's southwest 

corner, running then north 117 l A poles with said line to a stake, then east 272 
poles to a stake in the east boundary line of said tract. Then south 1171/2 poles to 
a lynn on said line, then west to the beginning. 
Wit Oliver Williams, William Armstrong, John Johnston. 

Aquilla Sugg July 30, 1792 page 66 

North Carolina Grant No. 890. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of Sgt. Patrick Martin, is 
granted 1000 acres on both sides of the main east fork of Stones River. Begin- 
ning at a white oak Reed's southwest corner running then east 400 poles to a 
dogwood and ash, then south 400 poles to an ash, then west 400 poles to a wal- 
nut, then north 400 poles to an ash, then west 400 poles to a walnut, then north 
400 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Wm. Nash on March 21, 1788, in con- 
sequence of a military warrant No. 1824. Located March 1, 1786. Grant dated 
January 17, 1789. 

Aquilla Sugg July 30, 1792 page 66 

North Carolina Grant No. 907. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Johnathan 
Cherry's heirs, is granted 640 acres on the second creek above Stuarts Creek on 
the east side of Stones River. Beginning on the southeast corner of a survey of 
George Augustus Sugg's warrant No. 2768 on a black oak and elm on the east 
side of said creek and nms north 320 poles to a mulberry George Sugg's north- 
east corner, then east 320 poles to a cherry tree, then south 320 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed March 20, 1788, by Wm. Nash in consequence of a mili- 
tary warrant No. 2446. Located May 25, 1786. Grant dated January 17, 1789. 
(In the above, one course was wanting in the original.) 

Aquilla Sugg July 30, 1792 page 67 

North Carolina Grant No. 933. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Mathew Polland's 
heirs, is granted 640 acres on the headwaters of the first creek above Stoners 
Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. Beginning at the southeast corner of 
a survey of said Sugg at a Spanish oak and white oak near the bank of a branch 
running then south 320 poles to a cedar and hickory, then west 320 poles to a 
black oak Hambleton's southeast corner, north with Hambleton's line 320 poles 
to a stake, then east 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed May 10, 1788, by Wm. 



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Nash, D.S.. in consequence of a military warrant No. 15 10. Located April 3, 1788. 
Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Aquilla Sugg July 30, 1792 page 67 

North Carolina Grant No. 934. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Solomon Parker, 
is granted 640 acres on the second creek above Stuarts Creek on the east side of 
Stones River adjoining George A. Sugg on the lower side. Beginning at a black 
oak on the west side of the creek, then east 320 poles to a black oak and elm. then 
south 320 poles to a hickory, then west 320 poles to a walnut, north 320 poles to 
the begimiing. Sun eyed May 15. 1788. by Win. Nash D.S. in consequence of a 
military warrant No. 2214. Located April 5, 1788. Grant dated May 18. 1789. 

Aquilla Sugg July 30. 1792 page 67 

North Carolina Grant No. 887. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Rice Price's 
heirs, is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stoner Lick Creek on the east 
side of Stones River. Beginning on a mulberry George Augustus Sugg's south- 
east corner of a 640 acres survey warrant no. 2236, runs north 320 poles to a 
mulberry and dogwood, then east 320 poles to a white oak. then south 320 poles 
to a dogwood, then west 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed March 20. 1788. 
by Wm. Nash in consequence of a military warrant No. 2218. Located May 25. 
1786. Grant dated January 17, 1789. 



Aquilla Sugg July 30, 1792 page 68 

North Carolina Grant No. 920. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Joshua Fowler's 
heirs, is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stoner" s Lick on the east fork 
of Stones River. Beginning at a dogwood and ironwood Hambleton"s southwest 
corner, then north 320 poles to a hickory and poplar, then west 320 poles to a 
dogwood, then south 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to the beginning. 

Sun eyed by Wm. Nash on in consequence of a military warrant No. 

1503. Located April 2, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Aquilla Sugg July 30, 1792 page 68 

North Carolina Grant No. 927. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Jesse Davis's 
heirs, is granted 640 acres on the east side of the main fork of Stones River. 
Beginning at John Read's northeast comer of a 640 acre survey, running then 
north 320 poles to an elm. then west 320 poles to a sugartree. then south 320 
poles to a walnut, then east to the beginning. Surveyed May 10. 1788. by Wm. 
Nash D.S. in consequence of a military warrant No. 2800. Located April 5. 1788. 
Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Aquilla Sugg July 30, 1792 page 68 

North Carolina Grant No. 988. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Job Sander's 
heirs, is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stoner Lick Creek on the east 
of Stones River adjoining George Sugg on the north of his survey warrant No. 
2766. Beginning on a white oak and poplar, then miming south 320 poles to a 
Spanish oak and white oak, then east 320 poles to an ash. then north 320 poles to 
a dogwood, then west 320 poles to the beginning. Sun eyed May 15. 1788. by 

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Win. Nash. D.S., in consequence of a military warrant No. 1511. Located April 
3, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Aquilla Sugg July 30, 1792 page 69 

North Carolina Grant No. 919. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Joshua Fowler's 
heirs, is granted 640 acres on the east side of Stones River and on the first creek 
above Stoners Lick Creek joining another survey of said Sugg. Beginning at the 
northeast corner of Wm. Nash's survey with Logue"s line ninning east 80 poles 
to said Logue's southeast corner, the north 150 poles to two mulberries and wal- 
nut, then east 227 poles to a mulberry, then south 320 poles to a black oak, then 
west 305 poles to a walnut, then north 230>/2 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by 
Wm. Nash D.S. on March 18, 1788, in consequence of a military warrant No. 
2416. Located May 25, 1786. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Aquilla Sugg July 31. 1792 page 69 

North Carolina Grant No. 918. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private John Blackwell"s 
heirs, is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stuart's Creek. Beginning 
three or four miles from Stones River on a black oak and hickory, then east 320 
poles to two hickories, then north 320 poles to a hickory and white oak, then 
west 320 poles to a mulberry, then south 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed 
January 10, 1766, by Wm. Nash, D.S., in consequence of a military warrant No. 
1505. Located April 5, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Aquilla Sugg July 31, 1792 page 69 

North Carolina Grant No. 891. Aquilla Sugg, assignee of private Peter Lancer's 
heirs, 640 acres on the west side of the main fork of Stones River. Beginnng at a 
white oak on the lower line of John Read near his southwest corner of a survey of 
640 acres warrant No. 1547. runs south 320 poles to a walnut, west 320 poles to 
a cherry tree, then north 320 poles to a stake on the bank of the river, then east 
320 poles with the river to the beginning. Surveyed by Wm. Nash, D.S., in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 2424. Located March 1, 1786. Grant dated 
January 13, 1789. 

Joseph Montford August 9, 1792 page 76 

North Carolina Grant No. 74. Capt. Joseph Montford is granted 3840 acres on 
the main east fork of Stones River. Beginning at Col. Shelby's southeast corner 
a double walnut and red oak, then north 640 poles crossing Stones River to a 
hickory, elm and red oak, then east 960 to a red oak, then south 640 poles to a 
stake, then west 960 poles to the beginning. Surveyed July 12, 1785, by Robert 
Hays in consequence of a military warrant No. 340. Located June 29, 1784. 
Grant dated March 10, 1786. 

William Muir August 9, 1792 page 77 

Indenture made March 1, 1791. For the sum of 250 pounds, 7 shillings and nine 
pence Joseph Montfort of Halifax County, N.C., has sold to William Muir of the 
same county, a tract of land 3840 acres on Stones River. The land granted to 
Capt. Joseph Montford for his service in the Continental Line dated March 14, 



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1786. (See preceding grant for description) 
Wit. James Tatum, Archibald Jett & Alias. 

Stockley Donaldson November 23, 1792 page 85 

North Carolina Grant No. 959. Stockley Donaldson, assignee of private Haddin 
Hndger's heirs, is granted 640 acres near the head of the first creek that nms into 
Stones River above Stoner's Creek. Beginning at a mulberry and ash the north- 
east corner of John Hawel's survey, then with said Hawels south boundary 320 
poles to a dogwood, then east 320 poles to a hickory, then north 320 poles to a 
stake, then west 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed March 22. 1788. by Win. 
Nash. D.S.. in consequence of a military warrant No. 1830. Located May 19, 
1786. Grant dated May 18. 1789. 

Thomas Dickey November 23, 1792 page 86 

North Carolina Grant No. 254.Thomas Dickey, assignee of private Joseph Eller's 
heir. John Eller, is granted 640 acres on waters of Stones River. Beginning 800 
poles a south course from Col. James Armstrong's southwest corner, at a walnut 
mulberry and honey locust, then south 280 to an elm and dogwood, then east 366 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays. D.S., in consequence of a 
military warrant No. 1221. Located March 9, 1785. Grant dated March 7. 1786. 

Phillip Phillips November 30. 1792 page 87 

North Carolina Grant No. 1076. Phillip Phillips assignee of private Peter Jolmston. 
is granted 640 acres on Stones River and Mill Creek. Beginning at a Spanish oak 
being William Gowen's northeast corner, then east 320 poles to a dogwood, then 
south 320 poles to a black oak. then west 320 poles to a white oak being said 
Gowen's southeast corner, then north with his line to the beginning. Surveyed 
December 4. 1786, by John Buchanan, D.S., in consequence of a military war- 
rant No. 2192. Located Februry 26. 1786. Grant dated November 26, 1789. 

Phillip Phillips & Michael Campbell December 1, 1792 page 87 

North Carolina Grant No. 1349. Phillip Phillips and Michael Campbell, assign- 
ees of private Henry Bennett's heirs, are granted 640 acres on the east side of 
Stones River joining Win. Nash's survey, warrant No. 2762. Beginning at a pop- 
lar and dogwood on the west boundary of said survey north 320 poles to a sugartree 
and iron wood, west 320 poles to a hickory and dogwood, south 320 poles to a 
stake, then east to the beginning. Sun eyed July 30, 1790, by Win. Nash D.S. in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 2837. Located July 6. 1790. Grant dated 
November 16, 1790. 

John Elliott December 3. 1792 page 88 

North Carolina Grant No. 1289. John Elliott, assignee of private John McVey's, 
heirs, is granted 640 acres on the west fork of Stones River. Beginning at the 
mouth of Overall Creek on a black oak near the mouth of the creek on the west 
side of the creek, running east 320 poles to a sugartree, then north 320 poles to a 
white oak. then west 320 poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed March 18. 1786. by Win. Nash D.S. in consequence of a military war- 
rant No. 270. Located July 8, 1784. Grant dated November 16. 1790. 

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John Elliott December 3, 1792 page 88 

North Carolina Grant No. 1245. John Elliott, assignee of private James Faulks, 
is granted 640 acres on the west fork of Stones River and on the east side about 
four miles from the fork including a large spring. Beginning at a walnut marked 
as a corner tree, running south 320 poles to a hickory, then east 320 poles to a 
black oak, then north 320 poles to a stake then west 320 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed March 19, 1786, by Wm. Nash, D.S., in consequence of a military 
warrant No. 268. Located July 8, 1784. Grant dated November 16, 1790. 

Anthony Gains January 21, 1793 page 92 

North Carolina Grant No. 112. Anthony Gains, a private in the Continental 
Line is granted 640 acres on the main west fork of Stones River. Beginning at 
the east side on a sugartree and ironwood where the Commissioners Line crosses 
the river, then east with said line 320 poles to a dogwood and white oak, corner 
to Col. Lytle's 7200 acre survey, then north 260 poles crossing a branch, 320 
poles to a red oak and dogwood on the east side of a branch, then west 320 
poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to the beginning. Grant dated March 7, 
1786. 

Robert Smith & Wm. Tilton January 29, 1793 page 105 

Indenture made January 14, 1792. For the sum of 22 pounds, six shillings & 
eight pence and halfpenny, Lardner Clark of Nashville by his attorney Elisha 
Clark of Glouster County, New Jersey, has sold 150 acres to Robert Smith and 
Wm. Tilton, merchants of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beginning at a white oak 
on the bank of Stones River, being the beginning of Cornelius Ruddle's pre- 
emption, then west with Ruddle's line 134 poles to a white oak, then south 70 
poles to an elm on said line, then 124 poles to a dogwood, then north 170 poles 
to the west bank of Stones River, then by said river with its meanders to the 
beginning. Lardner Clark received the land by patent, which was surveyed by 
John Bucchanan. Wit. A Dubois & Robert Bicknell. 

Thomas Williamson February 5, 1793 page 115 

Indenture made July 7, 1792. For the sum of 50 pounds, John Donelson has sold 
Thomas Williamson 274 acres. Beginning at the mouth of a small drain and a 
point of rocks just above the drain and on the north side of a small south fork of 
Stoners Creek, the said fork empties in at Stoner Lick at some plaged trees and 
from thence runs north 80 poles to a white oak, then east 195 poles to a corner, 
then south 226 poles to a corner and then north 146 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. George Lee Davidson, John Williamson, George Nutterfield. 

George Wayling February 5, 1793 page 115 

Indenture made August 14, 1792. For the sum of 150 dollars, John Cummins of 
Sumner County has sold to George Wayling 320 acres. Beginning at a red oak 
on the west bank of Stones River in Cornelius Ruddle's east boundary, runs 
thence south 226 poles to a stake then east 226 poles to a stake in the middle of 
an old line, north 226 poles to a stake, west 226 poles to the beginning. Being 1/ 
2 of a 640 acre tract granted originally to John Bucchanan and conveyed from 



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him to John Cummins by deed dated July 10. 1792. 
Wit. Frederick Stump & David Shaffer. 

Thomas Williamson February 6, 1793 page 118 

North Carolina Grant No. 1492. Thomas Williamson "s assignee of Joseph Walker, 
a private, is granted 640 acres on both sides of the east fork of Stones River. 
Beginning at an ash & two sugartrees 320 poles north of Col. Isaac Shelby's 
northwest then running north 320 poles to an ash and large hickory, then west 
320 poles to a white oak and slippery elm. then south 320 poles to a stake cross- 
ing Stones River at 100 poles, then east 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by 
Win. Nash on August 15. 1791. in consequence of a military warrant No. 2324. 
Located November 11, 1789. Grant dated January 4. 1792. 

John Reed February 6. 1793 page 118 

North Carolina Grant No. 943. John Reed, assignee of private Robert Newby, is 
granted 640 acres on the east fork of stones River about four miles above the 
mouth. Beginning at a poplar and running south 320 poles to a white oak on the 
west side of the river, then east 320 poles to a dogwood and ash. then north 320 
poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed on March 23. 
1788, by Wm. Nash. D.S.. in consequence of a military warrant No. 1547. Lo- 
cated February 25. 1786. Grant dated May 18. 1789 

Caffrey and Calloway May 1. 1793 page 137 

Indenture made August 13. 1792. For the sum of 1000 hard dollars. David Wil- 
son, Daniel Smith. Andrew Jackson, Robert Hays, Thomas B. Craighead. Ephrim 
McLane. James Robertson and Lardner Clark, tnistees of the academy estab- 
lished by virture of an act of assembly of North Carolina passed at New Bern 
sessions 1785 entitled an act for the promotion of learning in the county of 
Davidson, have sold for the use of the academy a tract of land containing 640 
acres to John Caffrey and Col. John Calloway. On Stones River known as Stoner 
Lick tract. Beginning at a Spanish oak and mulberry marked as a comer tree by 
Daniel Smith, surveyor, running then south 452 poles to three small white oak 
saplings and an ash. then west 226 to two lynn trees marked AJ & AE. then north 
452 poles to a mulberry and two hickories, then east to the beginning. 

Anthony Foster June 8, 1793 page 147 

North Carolina Grant No. 321. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres. 
Anthony Foster is granted 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River, about two 
miles below the Soldiers Line. Beginning at an ash about 1/2 mile below a large 
spring on the south side of said river, running north 320 poles to a large hickory, 
then east 320 poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 
poles to the beginning. Sun eyed December 20. 1792. by D. Hays. D.S., in con- 
sequence of a warrant No. 846. Entered December 15. 1792. Grant dated . 

1793. 

Anthony Foster June 8. 1793 page 147 

North Carolina Grant No. 1577. Anthony Foster, assignee of private Benjamin 



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Foster's heirs, is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a white oak 
and elm northwest comer to Phillip Phillips and Michael Campbell's survey winch 
includes Black Foxes Camp, running south with their line 320 poles to a walnut, 
then west 320 poles to a walnut, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 

poles to the beginning. Surveyed by on December 20, 1792, in consequence 

of a military warrant No. 3051. Located December 19, 1792. Grant dated Febru- 
ary 23, 1793. 

Thomas Johnston June 21, 1793 page 160 

North Carolina Grant No. 1224. Thomas Johnston assignee of Private Charles 
Cox. is granted 228 acres on the east fork of Stones River on Cripple Creek. 
Beginning at a black oak and elm in William Ray's line, then south with said line 
40 chains to a cedar buck, then west 75 chains to a stake, then north 40 chains to 
a stake, then east 75 chains to the begimiing. Surveyed by Thomas Johnston July 
31, 1788, in consequence of a military warrant No. 3452. Located July 19, 1788. 
Grant dated November 16, 1790. 

Thomas Johnston June 21, 1793 page 160 

North Carolina Grant No. 1628. Thomas Johnston, assignee of Private Alexander 
McGlouskin, is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at William 
Bowman's southwest corner at an ash, nins west 320 poles to a hickory, then 
north 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to 
the beginning. Surveyed by said Johnston on December 1, 1792 in consequence 
of a military warrant No. 1720. Located November 29, 1792. Grant dated Febru- 
ary 23, 1793. 

Wm. Maclin June 22, 1793 page 161 

North Carolina Grant No. 125. Wm. Maclin, assignee of Martin Armstrong, sur- 
veyor, is granted 108 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a walnut on Phillips 
and Michael Campbell's north boundary near Black Foxes Camp, running north 
170 poles to an oak, then west 169% to a hickory, then south 170 poles to a stake, 
then east 169/2 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by said Maclin on December 
22, 1792, in consequence of aforesaid service right. Entered December 22, 1792. 
Grant dated February 23, 1793. 

Phillips & Campbell July 22, 1793 page 163 

Indenture made April 23, 1793. For the sum of 200 pounds Elijah Robertson has 
sold Phillip Phillips and Michael Campbell of Nelson County, Ky., 640 acres on 
Stones River in Sumner County. Beginning at a hickory about one mile south of 
a survey of Phillips and Campbell No. 3 155, running west 320 poles to a wlanut, 
then south 320 poles to a hickory, then east 320 poles to an oak, then north 320 
poles to the beginning. Wit. Ho. Tatum. 

John Nichols July 22, 1793 page 164 

Indenture made November 13, 1790. For the sum of 100 pounds, John Welch of 
Cumberland County, N. C, has sold to John Nichols of Orange County, N. C, 
on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a hickory on the east side of a ridge 



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on the east boundary of Robert Weakley's survey of 640 acres and 7 chains 
south of his northeast corner, runs east 90 chains to a white ash on the south side 
of a high ridge, then south 55 chains & 23 1/3 links to a stake, then west 90 
chains to a stake, then north 55 chains & 23 1/3 links to the beginning, contain- 
ing 502 Vi acres. Wit. Joshua Hadley, Wm. Eryland. 

Thomas Amis July 24, 1793 page 167 

Indenture made July 14. 1792. For the sum of 77 pounds. Stockley Donaldson of 
Hawkins County has has sold Thomas Amis of Hawkins County 640 acres lying 
near the side of the first creek that nins into Stones River above Stones Creek. 
Beginning at a mulberry and ash the north comer of John Herrald's survey then 
south with said Herrald's south boundary to a dogwood 320 poles, then east 320 
poles to a hickory, then north 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to the 
beginning. Wit. Thomas Harlan. William Page and Lewis Ford. 

Samuel Donelson July 24, 1793 page 168 

Indenture made August 20. 1792. For the sum of 50 pounds, John Donelson has 
sold Samuel Donelson a certain tract of land. Beginning at John Donelson"s de- 
ceased corner, on the public line, then along the public line to William Donelson* s 
line then along Wm. Donelson's line to the Cumberland, then up Cumberland 
River to a comer which shall be made halfway between the two spring branches, 
miming then to John Donelson's corner standing at the bottom of the town hill, 
then along John Donelsoivs line 452 poles to the beginning. 

Micajah Barrow July 25. 1793 page 170 

Indenture made April 17, 1793. For the sum of 500 pounds George Augustus 
Sugg has sold 640 acres to Micajah Barrow, lying on the main east fork of Stones 
River. Beginning at a poplar John Read's northwest comer, then north 320 poles 
to an elm. then east 320 poles to an ash and dogwood, then south 320 poles to a 
stake, then west 320 poles to the beginning. 

Also another tract of 640 acres on the east side of the main east fork. Begin- 
ning at a large poplar Read's comer, running south with said line 320 poles to a 
white oak and ironwood on the bank of the river, then with the meanders of the 
river west 320 poles to a poplar, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 
poles to the beginning. 

Another tract of 640 acres on Murfrees fork. 

And another tract of 640 acres near the above tract. 
Sit. Jolm Childers. Seth Lewis and James Dean. 

Howel Tatum esq. July 26. 1793 page 171 

Indenture made July 8. 1793. Sampson William, sheriff, has sold to Howel Tatum. 
high bidder at five pounds, a tract of land containing 320 acres. Land sold be- 
cause of an attachment against William Wallace for 1/2 of a 640 acre tract lying 
on the first creek above Stoners Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. 
Beginning at a hickory and ash Stephen Brocks comer, runs east 320 poles to a 
stake, then south 320 poles to a hickory, then west 320 poles to two mulberry 
trees, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 



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John Cummins August 1, 1793 page 175 

Indenture made July 10, 1793. For the sum of 50 pounds John Bucchanan has 
sold John Cummins 640 acres on both sides of Stones River. Beginning at a red 
oak on the west bank of Stones River on Cornelius Ruddle's east boundary line, 
then south 452 poles passing the bent of the river to a white oak, then east 226 
poles crossing Stones River to an elm, then north 452 poles to a stake, then west 
226 poles to the beginning. Wit. John Lowe and Andrew McNairy. 

Robert Herrald August 2, 1793 page 176 

Indenture made July 8, 1793. For the sum of 100 pounds John Mulherin of Burbon 
County, Kentucky, has sold to Robert Herrald 640 acres on Overall Creek, a 
branch of Stones River. Beginning at a black walnut being southeast corner to 
Wm. Overall preemption, nins south 360 poles to an oak, then west crossing 
Overall Creek at 124 poles continues to an ash at 283 X A poles, then north 360 
poles to a post oak, then east joining Overall's southwest corner at 50 poles and 
crossing the creek at 243 poles continues to the beginning at 283 Vi poles. Being 
a preemption granted to said Mulherin by warrant No. 11. Entry date December 
16, 1783. 

John Harrison August 3, 1793 page 178 

Indenture made December 9, 1792. For the sum of 100 poimds Micajah Barrow- 
has sold John Harrison 500 acres on the main east fork of Stones River. Begin- 
ning at a poplar John Reed's northwest corner, then north 320 poles to an elm, 
then east 250 poles to a stake in said line, then south 320 poles to a stake, then 
west 250 poles to the beginning. Being part of a tract of 640 acres. 
Wit. William Barrow and Richard Lancaster. 

Elijah Robertson August 8, 1793 page 186 

Indenture made July 22, 1793. For the sum of 1207 pounds Philip Phillips and 
Michael Campbell have sold to Elijah Robertson 1207 acres of land including 
the plantation the said Elijah Robertson now lives on. The plantation part was 
obtained by a preemption entered December 29. 1783. The other lands adjoining 
the preemption were obtained by military warrants on March 7, 1786. One war- 
rant was No. 1837, originally granted to Ephraim Scurlock. The No. of the other 
warrant was 3155 which was located March 20, 1786. The two tracts adjoin the 
lines of William Maclin, Sen., Isaac Roberts, John Cockrill, William Guinrn and 
the public line and is all the land of said Phillips & Campbell adjoining the afore- 
said lines. Wit. Wm. Tait, John Gordon, and Andrew McCairy. 

John Welch August 20. 1793 page 190 

North Carolina Grant No. 975. Capt. John Welch is granted 1508 acres for his 
service in the Continental Line lying on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning 
at a hickory on the east side of a ridge on the east boundary of Robert Weakley's 
survey of 640 acres and seven chains south of his north east corner and runs east 
90 chains to a white ash on the south side of a high ridge, then south 167 chains 
& 60 links to a poplar, then west 90 chains to a stake, then north 94 chains & 60 
links to said Weakley's corner and with his line to the beginning. Surveyed by 



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Robert Weakley on May 17. 1788. in consequence of a military warrant No. 
1713. Located March 22, 1788. Grant dated May 18. 1789. 

John Donelson November 18. 1793 page 205 

North Carolina grant No. 1 520. John Donelson. assignee of private Peter McCabe"s 
heirs, is granted 640 acres. Beginning at William Donelson' s corner, a red oak 
and white oak on Stones River bluff, then along his line south 342 poles to a 
small red oak on Stones River, then up the same as it meanders to a white oak in 
Jacob Caselman's line, then on the same north 30 poles to his comer, then east 
179 poles to an ash, then along the public line north 64 poles to a mulberry and 
hickory on John Donelsoirs line then along the same north 452 poles to an ash. 
then along John Donelson Jr. lines west 68 poles to a red oak. then north 182 
poles to a white oak. then a new line west 134 poles to a red oak in the river, then 
down the same as it meanders to the beginning. Sun eyed by said Donelson on 
January 10. 1791, by vhture of a military warrant No. 2574. Located January 10. 
1786. Grant dated April 10, 1792. 

Samuel Barton November 20. 1793 page 209 

North Carolina Grant no. 357. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Samuel Barton is granted 640 acres on both sides of Stones River. Beginning at 
a double sycamore and water maple opposite the lower end of a small island 
being a corner to William Stuart's preemption, running then east passing the said 
Stuarts southeast comer a black oak on the river bank at 33 poles. 320 poles to a 
stake, then south 320 to a stake, then west 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 
poles to the beginning. Sun eyed by Daniel Smith on November 26. 1792. by 

\irture of a warrant no. 821. Entered September 14. 1792. Grant dated 26. 

1793. 

Daniel Chambers November 21. 1793 page 210 

North Carolina Grant No. 379. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Daniel Chambers is granted 640 acres on Stuart's Creek. Beginning at a white 
oak on the west bank of said creek opposite to a rocky fall in said creek, then 
west 5 1 poles to a dogwood, then south joining Robert Russell's northeast comer 
at 88 poles continues south with Russell's line to his southeast comer in all 480 
poles, then east 301 poles to a dogwood, then north 327 poles, then west 250 
poles to a dogwood on Stephen Cantrill's south boundary line, then north 81 
poles to the beginning. Sun eyed by John Buchanan. D.S.. on December 16. 
1791. by virture of a warrant No. 557. Located January 28, 1784. Grant dated 
June 26, 1793. 

John Donelson November 22, 1793 page 211 

North Carolina Grant No. 1847. John Donelson. assignee of private Nathan 
Lamb's heirs, is granted 640 acres on the east of William Stuart's preemption 
and on both sides of a sinking branch of Stones River. Beginning at the said 
Stuart's comer a poplar, then along his line south 160 poles to a white oak then a 
new line east 363 poles to a stake, north 260 poles to a stake, west 443 poles to a 
white oak on Stones Lick survey, then along said line south 100 poles to three 
small white oaks on William Stuart's line, then along his line east to the begin- 

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ning. Surveyed by Donelson for himself on June 26, 1792, in consequence of a 
military warrant No. 2522. Located August 25. 1791. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

John Donelson November 22, 1793 page 212 

North Carolina Grant No. 345. For the sum often pounds for ever 100 acres 
John Donelson is granted 640 acres on the left hand fork of Stoner Creek. Be- 
ginning at an ash near said creek, then south 200 poles to a white oak, then west 
256 poles to a white oak and dogwood on Nathaniel Hay's line, then along his 
line north 424 poles passing his comer and along Hugh Hay's line to his corner 
two poplars, then along William Bowen's line east 120 poles to two poplars, 
north 40 poles to James Hay's corner a hickory and dogwood, then along his 
line east 106 poles to a poplar, then south 264 poles to an ash and dogwood near 
said fork, then east to the beginning. Surveyed by said Donelson on October 9, 
1791, by warrant No. 431. Entered May 7, 1784. Grant dated November 27, 
1792. 

James McCusten November 27. 1793 page 216 

North Carolina Grant No. 1060. James McCuesten, assignee of private John 
Camoin. is granted 640 acres on Stones River on a creek called Cripple Creek 
which runs into the east fork of Stones River on the south side of said river about 
eight miles from Blount's Lick and near the head of said Cripple Creek. Begin- 
ning at a hickory the south west corner of William Ray's survey, running south 
61 chains & 50 links to a stake, then east crossing said creek 104 chains to a 
stake, the north 61 chains & 50 links to a stake Ray's corner, then west with 
Ray's line crossing said creek 104 chains to the beginning. Surveyed by Thomas 
Johnston, D.S.. in consequence of a military warrant No. 948. Located July 12, 
1788. Grant dated November 26, 1789. 

John Blair November 27, 1793 page 217 

North Carolina Grant No. 1343. John Blair, assignee of private John Ridden, is 
granted 228 acres on the waters of Stones River. Beginning at a Spanish oak on 
Thomas Gillaspie's line, the south boundary on the south bank of a spring branch, 
then east 168 poles to a black oak, then south 1 17 2/10 poles to a hickory and 
Spanish oak saplin, then west 168 poles to a poplar, then north to the beginning. 
Surveyed March 13, 1790. by John Buchanan D.S. in consequence of a military 
warrant No. 696. Located May 5, 1786. Grant dated November 16, 1796. 

John Overton December 6. 1793 page 220 

North Carolina Grant No. 1947. John Overton, assignee of private Zebulon 
Phillips, is granted 640 acres on the west branches of Stoners Creek. Beginning 
at John Caffrey's corner white oak, black walnut, and cedar tree, it being his 
northeast corner, then north 284 l A poles to a black oak, then west 360 poles to a 
black oak, south 28414 poles to a stake on the said Caffrey's line, then along the 
same east 360 poles crossing two branches to the beginning. Surveyed by John 
Donelson on November 17, 1792, in consequence of a military warrant No. 3645. 
Located November 13, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 



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Thomas Harrison January 30. 1794 page 224 

Indenture made January 15, 1794. For the sum of 100 pounds John Cummins has 
sold 320 acres to Thomas Harrison lying on Stones River. Beginning at a white 
oak southwest comer of a tract originally to John Buchanan by warrant and con- 
veyed by Buchanan to John Cummins, tins being 1/2 of said tract, running then 
east 226 poles to an elm. then north 226 poles to a stake, then west 226 poles to 
a stake, then south 226 poles to the beginning. 

Andrew Casellman February 1, 1794 page 226 

Indenture made January 13, 1794. Because of a judgment against Daniel Cham- 
bers, the sheriff Sampson Williams has sold for 29 pounds & 5 shilling and also 
other cost of 5 pounds and 16 shilling 640 acres to Andrew Casellman. Located 
on Smart's Creek and beginning at a white oak on the west bank of the creek 
opposite to a rocky fall in said creek, then west 51 poles to a dogwood, then 
south joins Robert Russell's northeast corner at 88 poles continues south with 
Russell's line to his southeast corner, in all 480 poles, then east 301 poles to a 
dogwood, then north 327 poles to an ash. then west 250 to a dogwood on Stephen 
Cantrill's south boundary line, then north 81 poles to the beginning. 

Joseph Motheral Febniry 1. 1794 page 229 

Indenture made October 21, 1793. Joseph Motheral has bought at a public auc- 
tion 640 acres on the west fork of Stones River. The land was sold by George 
Neville as guardian of Zebiah and George Syns Elliott, orphans of John Elliott, 
deceased. The bid price of the land was 45 pounds. Beginning at a walnut marked 
as a comer tree, miming south 320 poles to a hickory then east 320 poles to a 
black oak, then north 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to the beginning. 

Joseph Motheral 

Another indenture made October 21. 1793. Another trace sold by Neville for the 
two orphans of John Elliott, bought by Joseph Motheral contains 640 acres and 
the priced by high bid was 33 pound. The land located on Stones River on the 
west fork. Beginning at the mouth of Overall Creek at a black oak near the mouth 
of the creek on the west side of the creek, runs east 320 poles to a sugar tree, then 
north 320 poles to a white oak. then west 320 poles to a stake, then south 320 
poles to the beginning. Wit. John Bell & A. Crutcher. 

Murfree Knight February 3. 1794 page 232 

Indenture made September 16, 1793. William Mitchell of Hertford County, N.C., 
has sold to Murfree Knight of the same county and state for 100 pounds 100 
acres on the waters of Stones River. Beginning at a locust and mulberry Thomas 
Powel" s comer and south runs 38 chains to a stake John Butler's comer, then 
with Butler's line east 104 chains & 20 links to a dogwood saplin. then south 62 
chains & 30 links to a hickory, then west 19 chains & 20 links to Sarah Rutledge's 
comer with her line in all 139 chains & 20 links to two hickories her comer on 
Archibald Lytle's line, with said line north 100 chains & 30 links to a hickory 
and dogwood, then east 35 chains to the beginning. Land granted to William 
Mitchel drummer for his service in the Continental Line by grant dated Septem- 
ber 15. 1787, and No. 521. Wit. Thomas Banks and Thomas Cotton. 

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The grant to William Mitchel is given next with the same description. Sur- 
veyed by Robert Weakley on September 2, 1785 in consequence of a military 
warrant No. 121. Located May 17, 1785. Grant dated September 15, 1787. 

Lardner Clark February 10, 1794 page 239 

North Carolina Grant No. 1306. Lardner Clark, assignee of Sgt. Juptha Parker, is 
granted 1000 acres on Hurricane Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at 
an elm and ash being Thomas Cotton's and Ebenezer Alexander's corners, then 
east 320 poles with Cotton's line 320 poles to a white oak, then north 500 poles 
to a stake, then west 320 poles to Nancy and Elizabeth Reardon's east boundary 
line, then south to the beginning. Surveyed by John Buchanan D.S. in conse- 
quence of a military warrant No. 87. Located November 22, 1785. Grant dated 
November 16, 1790. 

Daniel Frazer February 10, 1794 page 240 

Indenture made July 18, 1793. Sampson William, sheriff, has sold the land de- 
scribed in the preceding grant to Daniel Frazer to settle a debt of Lardner Clark. 
The price was 32 pounds bid by the said Frazer. 

Robert Weakley February 12, 1794 page 245 

Indenture made November 8, 1791. For the simi of 100 pounds Richard Cathey 
of Rowan County has sold Robert Weakley 213 acres on the east fork of Stones 
River. Being the north end of a 640 acre tract granted Richard Cathey by virture 
of a military warrant assigned to William Weaver, a private. Beginning at a small 
dogwood on the north side of said fork 20 chains north of General Griffith 
Rutherford's northeast corner of a tract the warrant of which is 3225, nins east 
60 chains to a white oak on the side of a bluff of said fork, south 35 chains & 50 
links to a stake, then west 60 chains to a stake, then north 35 chains & 50 links to 
the beginning. Wit. John Locke. 

William Wikoff February 12, 1794 page 246a 

Indenture made August 13, 1792. For the sum of 400 dollars Lardner Clark of 
Nashville has sold to William Wikoff of Monmouth County, New Jersey. 1000 
acres on Hurricane Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at an elm and ash 
being Thomas Cotton & Ebenezer Alexander's corner, then east with Cotton line 
320 poles to a white oak, then north 500 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to 
Nancy & Elizabeth Rearden's east boundary, then south to the beginning. The 
land was granted to Lardner Clark by patent dated November 16, 1790 as as- 
signee of Sgt. Jonathan Parker. Wit. Robert Searcy & Noah Suggs. 

Wm. Alexander February 14, 1794 page 246a 

North Carolina Grant No. 1644. Capt. William Alexander is granted 2560 acres 
for his service in the Continental Line. Land lying on the south side of Stones 
River on Smarts Creek. Beginning at a white oak and sugar tree in the fork at the 
mouth of Stuarts Creek, Shedrack Jones' comer, nins with his line up said creek 
south 22 degrees west 120 to a black walnut and black oak, then west 147 chains 
& 50 links to a hickory, then north 192 chains & 90 links to a stake, then east 70 
chains & 60 links to a black oak, John Rice's comer, then with his line south 96 

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chains & 40 links to his comer then with Ins line east 66 chains & 40 links to his 
comer, then with line north 96 chains & 40 links to a forked sycamore on said 
river opposite the first bluff on said river below the mouth of Stuarts Creek. Then 
up the river with its meanders to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Weakley, 
D.S.. on February 14, 1791 in consequence of a military warrant No. 189. Lo- 
cated February 17, 1784. Grant dated April 27. 1793. 

Gen. Matthew Locke February 13. 1794 page 247 

North Carolina Grant No. 1006. Gen. Matthew Locke, assignee of John Wise, is 
granted 428 on the north side of the east fork of Stones River on a branch of the 
same. Beginning at a hickory on the east side of a ridge Capt. John Welch's 
northwest comer, nins with said Welch's line east 80 chains to a hackberry and 
elm then north 53 chains & 50 links to a sugar tree, then west 80 chains to a stake, 
then south 53 chains & 50 links to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Weakley 
D.S. on May 14, 1788, in consequence of a military warrant No. 1229. Located 
March 22, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Robert Weakley February 13. 1794 page 248 

North Carolina Grant No. 1581. Robert Weakley, assignee of private Morris 
Moore, is granted 640 acres on Stones River opposite the mouth of Stuarts Creek. 
Beginning at a hornbeam and elm on the west side of Stones River above the 
mouth of Stuart, s Creek, said trees standing on the bank of said river, runs down 
the meanders of said river with Jones and Alexander's lines to a large forked 
sycamore on the west bank of said river opposite the first bluff below the mouth 
of Stuarts Creek, said Alexander's corner, then north 5 chains to an ash then east 
103 chains to a stake, then south 73 chains & 50 links to the beginning. Surveyed 
by said Weakley on Februry 2, 1792. in consequence of a military warrant No. 
1892. Located February 1. 1791. Grant dated April 27. 1793. 

Gen. Matthew Locke February 14. 1794 page 249 

North Carolina Grant No. 1007. Gen. Matthew Locke, assignee of private Morrice 
Rayford. is granted 236 acres on a south branch of the east fork of Stones River 
about 7 or 8 miles above the first line run by the commissioners in 1783. Begin- 
ning at a lynn. General Griffith Rutherford's southeast comer of a tract No. 3225. 
runs south 39 chains & 40 links to a sugartree. then west 60 chains to a hack- 
berry, then north 39 chains & 40 links to a stake said Rutherford's comer, then 
with his east 60 chains to the beginning. Sun eyed on May 14. 1788, by Robert 
Weakley, D.S., in consequence of a military warrant No. 1301. Located March 
22. 1788. Grant dated May 18. 1789. 

Richard Cathey February 14, 1794 page 249 

North Carolina Grant No. 1017. Richard Cathey. assignee of private William 
Weaver, is granted 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a 
small dogwood on the north side of said fork 20 chains north of Gen. Rutherford's 
northeast comer of a tract no. 3225, runs east 60 chains to a white oak on the side 
of the bluff of said fork, then south 106 chains & 60 links to a black walnut, then 
west 60 chains to a stake, then north 106 chains & 70 links to the beginning. 



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Surveyed by Robert Weakley, D.S., on May 16, 1788. in consequence of a 
military warrant No. 1734. Located March 22, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Robert Weakley Febniry 14, 1794 page 250 

North Carolina Grant No. 1 745. Robert Weakley, assignee of private David Furbe, 
is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a sugartree Martin Armstrong's 
corner on the first line run by the commissioners in 1783 and about 200 yards 
east of said Stones River, runs with said line east 106 chains & 70 links to a stake, 
then south 60 chains to a white oak in a dry branch, then west 106 chains & 70 
links crossing said river to an elm said Armstrong's corner, then with his line 
north 60 chains crossing said river to the beginning. Surveyed by said Weakley 
on December 1. 1792, in consequence of a military warrant No. 2648. Located 
November 30, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

Robert Weakley February 14, 1794 page 251 

North Carolina Grant No. 1738. Robert Weakley, assignee of private David 
Demsey, is granted 274 acres on both sides of Stuart's Creek a fork of Stones 
River. Beginning at a black walnut and black oak William Alexander's corner, 
runs with his north 22 degrees east 24 chains to an ash, Shedrack Jones's comer, 
then with his line east 56 chains to an elm Robert Smith's corner, then with said 
Smith's line south 38 chains & 70 links to Stephen Cantrell's corner, then with 
said Cantrell's line west 80 chains passing his corner in all 85 chains to a stake, 
then north 16 chains & 50 links to an elm on Alexander's line, then with his line 
east 20 chains to the beginning. Surveyed by said Weakley on May 2, 1792, in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 1347. Located April 4, 1792. Grant dated 
May 20. 1793. 

William Jennings February 18, 1794 page 252 

North Carolina Grant No. 370. For the sum of ten pounds for every 100 acres 
William Jennings is granted 640 acres on Stones River about 3 miles above the 
station including a small spring and improvements marked RR on the east side of 
said river. Beginning at an ash and white oak about 1/2 mile below said spring on 
said west side of said river, runs south 410 poles to a hickory and post oak in 
cedars, then east 250 poles to two small red elms crossing of a small creek at 188, 
then north 410 poles to a stake on a cedar bluff, crossing said river at 54 poles, 
then west crossing said river to the beginning. Surveyed by Sampson Williams 
D.S. on September 12. 1792, in consequence of a preemption warrant No. 459. 
Entered May 24, 1784. Grant dated June 26, 1793. 

Jacob Morris March 19, 1794 page 256 

Indenture made January 17. 1792. For the sum of 205 pounds, 12 shillings and 
ten pence Pennsylvania money Lardner Clark of Nashville has sold to Jacob 
Morris of the state of New York two tracts of land: 

1. Beginning at a sugartree on Green Hill's west boundary and runs south 
with said line crossing a fork of Hurricane Creek to a hornbean and dog- 
wood at 260 poles, then west 452 poles to a mulberry, then north 226 poles 
to a log on Big Hurricane, then east 452 poles to the beginning. Contains 



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640 acres. Surveyed for Lardner Clark by John Bucchanan. 
2. The other lying on Indian Camp Creek. Contains 540 acres. 

Wm. Wikoff March 20, 1794 page 259 

Indenture made January . 1792. For the sum of 194 pounds. 15 shillings and 6 

pence. Lardner Clark of Nashville has sold William Wikoff of Monmouth coun- 
try. N.J.. (Pennsl)A ania money) two tracts of land. One contains 428 acres on 
Stones River. Beginning on Kennedy's west boundary at a black oak and dog- 
wood, then west 179 poles to Col. Armstrong's east boundary to two dogwoods 
and a hickory, then north along Armstrong's line 180 poles to a large branch in 
all 402 Vi poles to a stake, then east 170 poles to a stake, then south 402 '/> poles to 
the beginning. 
The second tract being on the Harpeth River, 640 acres. 

Ebenezer Alexander March 22. 1794 page 265 

North Carolina Grant No. 300. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres. 
Ebenezer Alexander is granted 640 acres on Hurricane Creek, a branch of Stones 
River. Beginning at a poplar being Gen. Bradley's northeast corner, then east 
320 poles to a black walnut, then south 320 poles to an elm and ash. then west 
320 poles to a white hickory being said Bradley's southeast comer, then north 
with said line 320 poles to the beginning. Sun eyed by John Bucchanan. D.S.. on 
April 22. 1785. in consequence of a warrant No. 49. Entered January 1. 1784. 
Grant dated November 17. 1790. 

Edward Bradley May 15. 1794 page 275 

North Carolina Grant No. 348. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres. 
Edward Bradley is granted 584 acres on the west side of Stones River. Beginning 
at a sugartree Archibald Bucchanan' s southeast corner, then west with his line 
275 poles to James Todd's east boundary line, then south with said line 95 poles 
to a white ash. then west 40 poles to Samuel Murry's northeast comer a hack- 
berry, then south with said line 1 14 poles to a stake in William Moore's preemp- 
tion, then east 452 poles to Thomas McCrory's west boundary line, then north 
with said line 1 14 poles to a white oak. then east 40 poles to an elm on the bank 
of Stones River, then down the river 248 poles to three ironwood saplins on a 
bluff, then south with said Bucchanan' s line to the beginning. Surveyed August 
10. 1790. by John Buchanan. D.S.. in consequence of a warrant No. 370. Entered 
March 23. 1784. Grant dated November 27. 1792. 

Robert Olive May 15. 1794 page 276 

Indenture made March 6. 1794. For the sum of 150 dollars George Wayling has 
sold 320 acres to Robert Olive. Being 1/2 of a tract of 640 acres granted to John 
Buchanan and sold to John Cummins deed dated July 10. 1792. Sold by Cummin 
deed dated July 10. 1792. Sold by Cummin to George Wayling. Lying on both 
sides of Stones River. Beginning at an oak on the west bank of the river in 
Cornelius Ruddle's east boundary line, running then south 226 poles to a stake 
then east 226 poles to a stake on the middle of an old line, north 226 poles to a 
stake on the middle of an old line, north 226 poles to a stake, west 226 poles to 
the beginning. Wit. George Payne and Jolm Cummins. 

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John Shannon May 15, 1794 page 277 

Indenture made March 19, 1794. For the sum of 200 pounds Lewis Robards of 
Meseer County, Ky., has sold John Shannon 640 acres being a grant said Robard 
received dated July 10, 1788 No. 206. Beginning at an ash. then south 234 poles 
to an elm in Hay's lines, then along his line west 443 poles passing his corner 
160 poles to an elm, then north 234 poles to a sugartree and red oak on the river, 
then up the same as it meanders to an ash at the mouth of the spring branch, then 
east 200 poles to the beginning. Wit. William Donelson & Severn Donelson. 

James Mulherin June 9, 1794 page 286 

North Carolina Grant No. 2412. James Mulherin. assignee of private James Doty 
is granted 640 acres on Hurricane Creek near the junction with Stones River. 
Beginning at two samp oaks near the junction, running then north 226 poles to an 
elm tree on the south boundary of said Mulherin*s tract as assignee of Ethelred 
Bailey's heirs, then east with said boundary 154 poles to a comer elm, continued 
east 298 poles furthur to a stake in all 452 poles, then south 226 poles to an ash, 
then west to the beginning. Surveyed by the said Mulherin D.S. in consequence 
of a military warrant No. 3306 on November 12, 1792. Grant dated December 3, 
1793. 

James Mulherin June 10, 1794 page 288 

North Carolina Grant No. 151. James Mulherin, assignee of Martin Armstrong, 
is granted 200 acres on the west side of Stones River. Beginning at an ash and 
elm southwest corner of said Mulherin's survey as assignee of Ethelred Bailey's 
heirs, running then west with said tract 250 poles to a stake, then south 1 28 poles 
to an ash, then west 250 poles to a stake, then north to the beginning. Surveyed 
by the said Mulherin on December 22, 1792, in consequence of an entry dated 
December 22, 1792. Grant dated January 7, 1794. 

James Mulherin June 10, 1794 page 289 

North Carolina Grant No. 2416. James Mulherin, assignee of private Ethelred 
Bailey's heirs, is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a hickory tree 
southwest corner to a tract of John Bucchanan, which said Bucchanan's survey 
joins Cornelius Ruddle's preemption, nins south 226 poles to an ash and elm, 
then east 452 poles to an elm tree, then north 226 poles to a stake, then west 452 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by said Mulherin, D.S., by virture of a warrant 
No. 3329. Grant dated December 31. 1793. 

George Walker & Seth Lewis June 12, 1794 page 295 

North Carolina Grant No. 2238. George Walker and Seth Lewis, assignees of 
private William Barnes heirs, 640 acres on Bradleys Creek, a branch of Stones 
River. Beginning at John Donelson's southwest corner a hickory and sugartree 
on James Douglass east boundary, nins east 452 poles to an oak and dogwood 
said Donelson's southeast corner, then south 226!/ 2 poles to a stake, then west 
452 poles to a stake, then north 226 '/ 2 poles to the beginning. Surveyed on De- 
cember 1, 1792, by John Donelson, D.S., in consequence of a military warrant 
No. 1256. Located November 39, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 



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Shadrack Jones June 30. 1794 page 300 

North Carolina Grant No. 363. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Shadrack Jones is granted 640 acres on the fork of Stones River and Stuart's 
Creek. Beginning at the mouth of said creek at a white oak and sugartree runs up 
said creek south 22 degrees west 96 chains to a stake, then east 91 chains to a 
stake, then north 33 chains to the bank of Stones River. Then down the meanders 
of the river to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Weakley, D.S.. on February 
14, 1791, in consequence of a warrant No. 553. Entry dated June 27. 1784. Grant 
dated June 26. 1793. 

Nancy Nessfield Steele July 1. 1794 page 301 

North Carolina Grant No. 139. Nancy Nessfield Steele, assignee of Martin 
Armstrong, is granted 500 acres on Stones River. Joins an entry of Archibald 
Lytle's on the south and an entry of Robert Gillaspie's on the west. Beginning at 
a walnut then west with said Lytle's line 283 poles to an ash, then south 282 
poles to an oak, then east 283 poles to a stake, then north 282 poles with said 
Gallaspies to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays, D. S., by virture of an 
entry dated November 30. 1792. Grant dated January 7. 1794. 

Robert Hays July 21. 1794 page 304 

North Carolina Grant No. 1531. Robert Hays, assignee of private Lewis Ricks, is 
granted 640 acres on the east branches of Stones River and about 1 Vi mile east of 
Stone Lick. Beginning at John Donelson's northeast corner a black oak. then 
along said Donelson's line south 320 poles to a black oak and hickory, then east 
320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a hickory and dogwood, then west 
320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by John Donelson D.S. on December 20, 
1791. in consequence of a military warrant No. 2684. Located November 15, 
1791. Grant dated January 14. 1793. 

Robert Hays July 21, 1794 page 304 

North Carolina Grant no. 1529. Robert Hays, assignee of private John Yancy, is 
granted 640 acres on both sides of a small fork of Stoners Creek adjoining Ston- 
ers Lick survey on the east. Beginning at a small ash tree a small distance above 
Stoners Lick on the said Stoners lick survey, then along Stoners line east 320 
poles to a white oak on a small dren, then along John Donelson's line south 320 
poles to a black oak. Then west 320 poles to an ash on said Stoner Lick survey, 
then along the same north 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by John Donelson 
on September 5, 1791. in consequence of a military warrant No. 1841. Located 
March 9, 1786. Grant dated January 14. 1793. 

Robert Hays July 26. 1794 page 305 

North Carolina Grant No. 1542. Robert Hays, assignee of private Kasper 
Broungary. is granted 640 acres on the east branches of Stones River about 3'/ 2 
miles southeast of Stoners Lick. Beginning at said Hays northeast comer a hickory 
and dogwood, then along his line south 320 poles to a white oak and ash. then 
east 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a stake and then west 320 poles 
to the beginning. Sun eyed on June 20. 1792. by John Donelson. D.S.. in conse- 



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quence of a military warrant No. 2595. Located January 31, 1792. Grant dated 
January 14, 1793. 

Robert Hays July 26, 1794 page 306 

North Carolina Grant No. 1562. Robert Hays, assignee of private Benjamin Britten, 
is granted 640 acres on the north branches of Stones River about VA southeast of 
Stoners Lick. Beginning at Robert Hays"s northwest comer running south along 
said Hays line 320 poles to a black oak, then west 320 poles to a stake, then north 
320 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by John 
Donclson D.S. (no date) in consequence of a military warrant No. 748. Located 
November 20, 1792. Grant dated January 14, 1793. 

Griffith John McCree July 28, 1794 page 3 10 

North Carolina Grant No. 1550. Major Griffith John McCree is granted 4800 
acres for his service in the Continental Line. The tract located on Stuarts Creek 
and Big Harpeth. Beginning at Gen. Summer's southeast corner ash. Then south 
876 poles to a stake, then west 876 poles to a stake, then north 876 poles to a 
stake, then east 876 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays November 
19, 1792, in consequence of a military warrant No. 554. Located April 30, 1785. 
Grant dated January 14, 1793. 

Robert Gillispie July 28, 1794 page 311 

North Carolina Grant No. 1552. For his service as a private in the Continental 
Line Robert Gillispie is granted 763 acres on the main west fork of Stones River. 
Beginning on Col. Lytle's upper line on said river at a walnut tree and ash, then 
east 365 poles crossing said river to a hickory, then south 365 poles to a dog- 
wood and sugartree, then west 365 poles to a stake, then north 365 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays, D.S., (no date) in consequence of a mili- 
tary warrant No. 366. Located March 17, 1785. Grant dated January 14, 1793. 

John and Thomas Williamson July 30, 1794 page 314 

Indenture made May 8, 1794. For the sum of 100 pounds John Donelson has sold 
John and Thomas Williamson 640 acres on the left hand fork of Stoners Creek. 
Beginning at Hugh Hays comer two poplars, then along Hays line south 224 
poles to a dogwood and elm, then east 400 poles to a hickory, white oak and ash, 
then north 260 poles to a stake in James Hays line, then along said line west 280 
poles to a hickory and two dogwoods, then along William Brown's south 40 
poles to two poplars, then west 120 poles to the beginning. 

Jessee Cobb Agusut 4, 1794 page 319 

North Carolina Grant No. 1931. Jessee Cobb, assignee of private Samuel Gray, 
is granted 640 acres on the west side of Stones River. Beginning at a black oak 
being John Blair's northeast corner, then north 84 poles to Thomas McCrory's 
southwest comer then east 320 poles to a walnut on the west bank of Stones 
River, then south 404 to an elm, then west 236 poles to an ash, then north to the 
beginning. Surveyed on December 10, 1792, by John Bucchanan, D.S., in con- 
sequence of a military warrant No. 1092. Located November 30, 1792. Grant 
dated May 30, 1793. 

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Jessee Cobb August 4, 1794 page 319 

North Carolina Grant No. 1955. Jessee Cobb, assignee of private James Stradley 

heirs, is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a white southeast 

corner of Lardner Clark's survey of 1000 acres and Thomas Cotton's northeast 
corner, then south 320 poles to John Bucchanan's north boundary line, then east 
320 poles to an elm. then north 320 poles to an ash. then west to the beginning. 
Surveyed December 10. 1792. by John Bucchanan. D.S.. in consequence of a 
military warrant No. 1128. Located November 30, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 
1793. 

Thomas Love August 6, 1794 page 323 

North Carolina Grant No. 1613. Thomas Love, assignee of private Giles Brooks, 
is granted 640 acres on the west fork of Stones River. Beginning at Sarah 
Rutledge's northeast comer of a 2560 acre tract, runs with her line south 106 
chains & 70 links to a dogwood, then east 60 chains to a hickory, then north 106 
chains & 70 links to a stake on Thomas Harris' line, then with his line 60 chains 
to the beginning. Surveyed by R. Weakley on December 3, 1792, in consequence 
of a military warrant No. 3415. Located April 2. 1789. Grant dated April 27, 
179 . 

John Kirkpatrick August 11, 1794 page 329 

Indenture made July 16, 1794. John Kirkpatrick has obtained a judgement of 
300 dollars against the estate of John Rice, deceased. Elisha Rice, executor, has 
sold John Kirkpatrick 640 acres to satisfy the judgement. The land lying on 
Bushnell Creek, a branch of Stones River and on Major Blount's east boundary 
and at Bushnell's southwest comer of a 1000 acre tract No. 1660. Beginning at a 
mulberry, walnut and oak. then south 279 poles crossing Bushnell's Creek to a 
walnut and three red oaks, then east 367V& poles to a stake, then north 279 poles 
to a walnut, then west 36TA poles to the begiiming. The land was granted to 
Eusabius Bushnell & William Dobbins by patent dated September 15. 1789 No. 
623. Wit. James White. 

John Hoard August 12. 1794 page 331 

North Carolina Grant No. 1867. John Hoard, assignee of private William Haynes. 
is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a sugartree. southeast comer 
of John Forman's preemption runs north with Forman" s line 320 poles crossing 
a branch of Stones River to a hickory, then east 320 poles crossing said to an elm. 
then south 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to the begiiming. Sun eyed 
September 11, 1792. by Robert Searcy D.S. in consequence of a military warrant 
No. 3604. Located August 25. 1792. Grant dated May 20. 1793. 

William Burke August 18, 1794 page 337 

Indenture made July 11. 1794. For the sum of 40 pounds, current money of North 
Carolina. James Mulherin has sold William Burke late of West Florida 200 acres 
on Stones River. Beginning at two swamp oaks in the point near the mouth of 
Hurricane Creek runs then north 126 poles to an elm. then east 254 poles to a 



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stake, then south 126 poles to a stake, then west to the beginning. Said land being 
part of a tract of 640 acres granted to said Mulherin, assignee of James Dory's 
heirs warrant No. 2412. 

John Donelson August 20, 1794 page 340 

North Carolina Grant No. 145. John Donelson, assignee of Morris Shane, com- 
missioner guard, is granted 320 acres on the head branches of the left hand fork 
of Stoner Creek. Beginning at a hickory, white oak and ash near a spring branch, 
then north 116 poles crossing the spring branch to a hickory on James Hays line, 
then along the same west 196 poles to a stake, then along the said Donelson's 
former line south 262 poles to a stake, then east 196 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed by the said Donelson, D.S., on January 16, 1792, in consequence of a 
warrant No. 812. Located September 26, 1791. Grant dated April 27, 1793. 

John Donelson August 20, 1794 page 340 

North Carolina Grant No. 2164. John Donelson, assignee of private William 
Dafnel's heirs, is granted 640 acres on both sides of the south fork of Stoner 
Creek. Beginning at James Harris's corner sugar tree and dogwood, then along 
Harris' line south 320 poles to a black oak, west a new line 320 poles to a stake 
north 320 poles to a black oak and hickory, and east along James (C)arson's line 
320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by said Donelson, D.S., on June 1 1, 1792, 
in consequence of a military warrant No. 1 185. Located February 1, 1792. Grant 
dated May 20, 1793. 

John Donelson August 20, 1794 page 340 

North Carolina Grant No. 1859. John Donelson, assignee of Nicholas Grocer, a 
private, is granted 640 acres on a south fork of Stoners Creek. Beginning at a 
white oak and two dogwoods on Michael Stoners' line, then south 320 poles to a 
white oak and dogwood, east 235 poles to a red oak, north 94 poles to a white 
oak, east 120 poles to a stake, north 226 poles to a stake then west 355 poles to 
the beginning. Surveyed by said Donelson Deputy Surveyor on March 11, 1792, 
in consequence of a military warrant No. 3347. Located December 6, 1789. Grant 
dated May 21, 1793. 

John Bucchanan September 22, 1794 page 341 

North Carolina Grant No. 108. Bucchanan is granted 320 acres on Stones River 
for his service in the commissioner guard. Beginning at two poplar saplins on 
John Brown's east boundary line being William Medlock's northwest corner, 
then east with said Medlock's line passing his corner to an ash and mulberry at 
320 poles, then north 160 poles to an elm, then west 320 poles to an ash, then 
south to the beginning. Surveyed by said Bucchanan, D.S., on September 9, 1790, 
by virture of a warrant No. 771. Entered November 1, 1785. Grant dated No- 
vember 20, 1791. 

Alexander Breckenridge November 7, 1794 page 349 

Indenture made September 19, 1793. John Eburn has received a grant for 1640 
acres and had it located on the west fork of Stones River on the west side of the 
west fork. Beginning on the south line of said patent on the river and nmning 

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with the west line to a back line so as to make a long square to include 500 acres 
on the west side of the river. Alexander Breckenridge is to receive the 500 acres 
tract for his sen ice in locating the land. 

Thomas Hamilton November 8. 1794 page 350 

North Carolina Grant No. 1802. Thomas Hamilton, heir of Hance Hamilton, 
surgeon, is granted 4800 acres on both sides of the east fork of Stones River. 
Beginning at a sugartree on the first line run by the commissioners in 1783 about 
200 yards east of said river M. Armstrong's corner, runs with his line west 240 
chains to a cedar, then north 200 chains to an ash. then east 240 chains to a stake, 
then south 200 chains to the beginning. Sun eyed by Robert Weakley D.S. on 
March 15. 1789. in consequence of a military warrant No. 676. Located Jul) 9, 
1784. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

John Bucchanan November 18. 1794 page 354 

North Carolina Grant no. 144. John Bucchanan, assignee of James Lea. chain 
carrier, in the commissioners guard is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Begin- 
ning at a sugartree being the northeast comer of William Matlock's guard right, 
then north with Matlock's line 226 poles to Phillip Phillips's north boundary 
line, then east 30 poles to said Pliillips" northeast comer, then south 1 14 poles to 
a dogwood, then east 281 poles to a black oak. then north 340 poles to a hickory, 
then west 311 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by said Bucchanan as D.S. in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 817. Located September 1. 1792. Grant 
dated April 27, 1793. 

Ozwald Towns November 19. 1794 page 355 

North Carolina Grant No. 453. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Ozwald Towns is granted 640 acres on the east side of Stones River on the first 
large creek above Stoners Lick Creek. Beginning at a poplar marked B.S.. then 
south 320 poles to a dogwood, then east 320 poles to a hickory, then north 320 
poles to Stephen Brook's southwest corner a hickory and ash then west 320 
poles to the beginning. Sun eyed by William Nash. D.S.. on December 17, 1792. 
in consequence of a warrant No. 617. Entered November 10. 1784. Grant dated 
January 7. 1793. 

Thomas Molloy January 29. 1795 page 358 

Indenture made January 24. 1795. Thomas Molloy as high bidder at 17 pounds 
& ten shillings at the sheriff sale. Thomas Molloy has bought from sheriff Nicholas 
Perkins Hardiman 1280 acres which was formerly the property of George Au- 
gust Sugg. The first tract of 640 acres lies on the east side of Stones River on the 
first creek above Stoners. Beginning at a hickory and poplar corner to two tracts 
of William Nash and one tract of William Hamilton, then north 320 poles to a 
white oak and hickory, then east 320 poles to a white oak. then south 320 poles to 
a stake, then west to the beginning. 

The other tract on the same creek as the first, beginning at two mulberrys and 
a walnut 140 poles along Logue's north and runs then east 227 poles to a mul- 
berry, then north 454 poles to a dogwood, then west 227 poles to a hickory, then 
south 454 poles to the beginning. 

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Joseph Dean February 5, 1795 page 363 

Indenture made October 13, 1794. Joseph as high bidder at a sheriffs sale has 
bought for the bid of five shillings 2 1 3 acres on Stones River. The land was 
obtained by a patent for 640 acres granted to John Rice, Abraham Riston and 
Elisha Rice. The 213 acres being sold to satisfy a judgement against Elisha Rice. 
Beginning at ash and elm on the east bank of Stones River, being corner to two 
surveys claimed by John Rice & Company, then east 226 poles to two black 
walnut trees, then south 452 poles crossing Stones River to a black oak, then 
west 226 poles to a stake, then north to the beginning (bounds of original grant). 
The next indenture is between Joseph Dean and the sheriff where Joseph 
Dean has bought the remaining 427 acre interest in the above described tract of 
640 acres for five shillings at public auction. 

Joseph Barnes March 9, 1795 page 380 

Indenture made January 14, 1795. For the sum of 500 pounds Howel Tatum Esq. 
has sold 100 acres to Joseph Barnes. The land originally granted lying on the 
first creek above Stoners Lick on Stones River. The original grant to William 
Wallace, assignee of Joshua Roberts. 

Beginning at the southeast comer of said tract on a hickory, runs west 127 
poles to a stake, then north 126 poles to a stake, then east 127 poles to a stake, 
then south 127 poles to the beginning. 

Charles Dixon April 20, 1795 page 381 

North Carolina Grant No. 94 1 . Charles Dixon, assignee of private Joel Gunter, is 
granted 274 acres on the first creek above Bradley Lick Creek on the east branch 
of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning on Stephen Cantrels northwest 
comer, miming with his line east 148 poles to an ash, then north 296 poles to an 
ash and dogwood, west 148 to a stake, then south 296 poles to the begin- 
ning. Surveyed on April 24. 1787 by John Donelson D.S. in consequence of a 
military warrant no. 1600. Located February 10, 1787. Grant dated May 18, 
1789 (in book no N.C. grant this grant no. 972) maybe 971 above. 

Tilman Dixon April 20, 1795 page 382 

North Carolina Grant No. 1515. Tilman Dixon, assignee of private Samuel 
Vaughan, is granted 640 acres on the head branch of Stoners Creek, a branch of 
Stones River. Beginning at a white oak and two dogwoods, then east 452 poles to 
a white oak, north 226 poles to a stake, west 452 poles to a stake, then (east?) to 
the beginning. Surveyed on December 4, 1791, by John Donelson, D.S., in con- 
sequence of a military warrant No. 1518. Located January 24, 1786. Grant dated 
April 10, 1792. 

Tilman Dixon April 20, 1795 page 382 

North Carolina Grant No. 2 126. Tilman Dixon, assignee of Peter Jacobs, is granted 
640 acres on the first creek above Stoners Lick Creek on Stones River. Begin- 
ning at a white oak marked ID. and post oak marked as comer trees running 
south 452 poles to a stake, east 226 poles to a stake, north 452 poles to a walnut, 



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west to the beginning. Surveyed by William Nash on July 18, 1791, in conse- 
quence of a military warrant No. 1405. Located 4. 1786. Grant dated May 

20, 1793. 

Tilman Dixon April 20, 1795 page 382 

North Carolina Grant No. 2125. Tilman Dixon, assignee of private William 
Sutherland, is granted 640 acres on Stoner's Creek, a branch of Stones River. 
Beginning at a white oak and two dogwoods at the head of a small branch, 
thensouth 226 poles to a white oak. east 452 poles to a white oak and dogwood, 
north 226 poles to said Dixon's corner, white oak. then along his line west 452 
poles to the beginning. Sun eyed on December 4, 1791, by John Donelson in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 1519. Located October 29. 1787. Grant 
dated May 20, 1793. 

Robert Smith May 5, 1795 page 387 

North Carolina Grant No. 1876. Colonel Robert Smith is granted 1728 acres on 
the southside of Stones River and above the mouth of Stuart's Creek for his 
senice in the Continental Line. Beginning at a buckeye and white oak marked R. 
W. opposite the mouth of Falling Creek, runs south 151 chains to an ash. then 
west 140 chains to a stake on Stephen CantrelTs line, then with his line north 95 
to an elm Shedrack Jones's line, then with his line east 35 chains to his corner 

and with his north 33 chains to the said river bank, then up the meanders of 

the same to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Weakley on Feburary 15, 1791. 
in consequence of a military warrant No. 188. Located Februry 7. 1784. Grant 
dated May 20. 1793. 

JohnPirtle May 15. 1795 page 398 

Indenture made August 2. 1794. For the sum of 200 dollars John Overton has 
sold to George Pirtle 640 acres adjoining a preemption of John Caffrey on the 
and lying on the waters of Stoners Creek. Beginning at said John Caffrey"s north- 
east corner a white oak. black walnut and cedar, then north 284 poles to a black 
oak, then west 360 poles to a black oak, then south 284 poles to a stake on said 
Caffrey's line, and then along the same to the beginning. 
Wit. William Donelson & Sevin Donelson. 

Hance Hamilton May 18. 1795 page 403 

Indenture made May 22, 1794. For the sum of 500 pounds Thomas Hamilton of 
Guilford Co.. N. C, has sold Hance Hamilton of Guilford Co.. N. C. 4800 acres 
on both sides of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a sugartree on the line 
run by the commissioners in 1783 about 200 yards east of said river. Martin 
Armstrong's corner runs with his line west 240 to a cedar, then north 200 chains 
to an ash, then east 240 chains to a stake, then south 200 chains to the beginning. 
Wit. Francis McNairy, Alexander McKeen, Da\id Moore. & Andres McNairy. 

Stockley Donelson May 23, 1795 page 413 

North Carolina Grant No. 365. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
Stockley Donelson is granted 640 acres on both sides of Stoner's Creek, a branch 
of Stones River. Beginning at where Samuel Hays crosses said creek, then along 

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poles to his comer on Stoner's Creek, then down the same with its meanders to 

the beginning. Surveyed by John , D. S., on November 6, 1792, agreeable 

to warrant No. 724. Entered May 6, 1785. Grant dated June 26, 1793 

William Moore August 1, 1795 page 419 

North Carolina Grant No. 2200. Wm. Moore assignee of Alexander Morris, a 
non-commissioned officer, is granted 1000 acres in Sumner County on the south 
branches of the east fork of Stones River including a tree marked R. Beginning at 
an elm James Robertson's northwest corner on the Continental Line miming 
north 400 poles to a stake, then east 400 poles to an ash, then south 400 poles to 
an ash in the continental line, then west with said line to the beginning. Surveyed 
on December 20, 1792 by John Davis, D.S., by virture of a warrant No. 3. Entry 
dated December 19, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

William Turnbull August 7, 1795 page 431 

Indenture made May 22, 1795. William Turnbull as high bidder of 5 1 /4 dollars 
and 4 pound and 10 shilling has bought at a sheriffs sale of the property of 
William Burke, a tract of 200 acres on Hurricane Creek. Beginning at two swamp 
oaks in the point near the mouth of Hurricane Creek, then north 126 poles to an 
elm, then east 254 poles to a stake, then south 126 poles to a stake, then west 254 
poles to the beginning. 

Henry King August 15, 1795 page 433 

Indenture made July 17, 1795. For the sum of 100 poimds Hardy Homes of 
Sampson County N.C., has sold Henry King of the same county 2560 acres on 
the water of Stones River on Farming Creek joining the upper lines of the pre- 
emption, running up the creek on both sides. Beginning at a dogwood and elm 
and nms west 80 poles to Farming Creek crossing the creek and continuing west 
60 poles to Col. James Armstrong's southeast corner, continuing west with 
Armstrong's line in all 512 poles to a honey locust and two hickories, then south 
800 poles to a stake, then east 512 poles to a stake, then north 800 poles to the 
begiiming. Being No. 212. Being land granted Hardy Holmes by patent for his 
service in the Continental Line. 

Wit. John Blackman, Christoper Davis, Bennett Blackman, Charles Hays and 
Joseph Moore. 

Clement Hall October 19, 1795 page 438 

North Carolina Grant No. 47. Capt. Clement Hall is granted 3840 acres on Over- 
all Creek, a branch of Stones River for his sen ice in the Continental Army. 
Beginning at two walnuts on the Commissioners Line marked, 1 1 miles east of 
Big Harpeth, then west 820 poles to an ash. then north 925 poles to a stake, then 
east 820 poles to a stake, then south 925 poles to the beginning. Surveyed on 
August 23, 1785, by B. Wm. Pollock, D.S.. in consequence of a military warrant 
No. 555. Located March 14, 1784. Grant dated March 14, 1786. 

Joseh Barnes October 28, 1795 page 442 

Indenture made June 13, 1794. For the sum of 250 pounds Micajah Barrow has 



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sold Joseph Barnes 640 acres on the main east fork of Stones River. Beginning at 
a large poplar Reed"s corner and running south with Reed's line 320 poles to a 
white oak and ironwood on the bank of the river, then with the meanders of the 
river about west 320 poles to a poplar, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 
320 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. Benjamin Ruks. Willie Barrows & Jonathan Darden. 

William Martin November 4. 1795 page 447 

Indenture Made October 14. 1795. For the sum of 100 pounds Samuel Barton 
has sold William Martin of Pendleton County, S.C.. 640 acres on Stones River. 
Beginning at a white oak. hickory and dogwood about 100 yards from Overall 
Creek on Col. James Armstrong's east boundary, then south along his line 226 
poles to three cherry trees and an elm. then east 452 poles to a stake, then north 
226 poles to a stake, then west 452 poles to the beginning. 
Wit Robert Searcy. 

William Martin November 4. 1795 page 447 

Indenture made September 29. 1795. For the sum of 100 pounds Joseph Martin 
of Henry County. Virginia, has sold William Martin of Pendleton County. S.C. 
has sold a tract on Stones River. Beginning at a white oak. hickory, and dogwood 
about 100 yards from Overall Creek on Col. James Armstrong's east boundary, 
then south along his line 226 poles to three cherry trees and an elm. then east 452 

poles to a stake. . Then west 452 poles to the beginning. It being surveyed 

by virture of a preemption warrant No. 600. then entry dated October 9. 1784. 
(This is the same boundries as the preceding deed)? 

Joseph Harrison November 5. 1795 page 449 

Indenture made April 23. 1795. For the sum of 100 dollars Lardner Clark has 
sold Joseph Harrison 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a honey locust and 
elm on Capt. James Bradley's north boundary, then east with said line 320 poles 
to a poplar being a comer to said Bradley, then north 320 poles to a stake, then 
west 320 poles to a stake, then south to the beginning. 
Wit. Bennett Searcy & John Duason. 

Edward Moore. Jr. November 6. 1795 page 452 

Indenture made July 29. 1795. For the sum of 640 dollars William Moore of 
Wilkes Count}'. Georgia, has sold to Edward Moore. Jr. of Wilkes County. Geor- 
gia. 640 acres on waters of Stones River. Beginning at a poplar in (Samuel) 
McMurrey's east boundary line being Thomas Gillespie's northwest corner, then 
east with said Gillespie's line 452 poles to a red oak. then north 226 poles to a 
white oak. then west 452 poles to a hackberry being said McMurrey's northeast 
comer, then south with his line to the beginning. 
Wit. James Robertson & John Davis. 

Nana Sheppard November 10. 1795 page 455 

North Carolina Grant No. 2324. Nancy Sheppard. assignee of private John 
Kirkland. is granted 640 acres on the First creek which the Continental Line 
crosses as it runs east from Stones River adjoining the lower lines of an entry of 

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Nancy Sheppard. Beginning at a black oak then east 226 poles to an ash, then 
north 452 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays, D.S., on April 20, 
1786, in consequence of a military warrant No. 2073. Located January 24, 1786. 
Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

Nancy Sheppard November 10. 1795 page 456 

North Carolina Grant No. 2326. Nancy Sheppard, assignee of private Joseph 
Floyd, is granted 640 acres on the second creek which the Continental Boundary 
Line crosses after it leaves the waters of Stones River running to the east includ- 
ing a tree marked EH. Beginning at a hickory, then east 226 poles to a black oak, 
then north 452 poles to a stake, then west 226 poles to a stake, then south 452 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays, D.S.. on April 20, 1786, in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 1766. Located January 24, 1793. Grant 
dated May 20, 1793. 

Nancy Sheppard November 10, 1795 page 457 

North Carolina Grant No. 2297. Nancy Sheppard. assignee of private Hardy Rob- 
erts heirs, is granted 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning where 
the line of the Continental Boundary Line crosses said fork at an ash on the bank, 
then east 226 poles to a hickory, then north 452 poles to a stake, then west 226 
poles to a stake, then south 452 poles to the beginning. Surveyed on April 20, 
1786 by Robert Hays D.S. in consequence of a military warrant No. 2085. Lo- 
cated January 24, 1786. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

William Matlock November 14, 1795 page 45 7A 

North Carolina Grant No. 109. Wm. Matlock, a commissioners guard, is granted 
320 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a poplar and red oak being John Brown's 
southeast comer, then north with Brown's line 226 poles to two poplar saplings, 
being John Bucchanan's southwest corner, then east with said line 226 poles to 
two sugar tree saplings, then south 226 poles to a dogwood on Phillip Phillip's 
north boundary, then west with said line to the beginning. Surveyed on Septem- 
ber 9, 1790. by John Bucchanan. D.S., in consequence of a service warrant No. 
769. Entered September 19. 1785. Grant dated December 20, 1791. 

Nancy Sheppard November 16, 1795 page 457 A 

North Carolina Grant No. 2323. Nancy Sheppard, assignee of private Richard 
Cobb, is granted 640 acres on the east fork of the east fork of Stones River. 
Beginning at a hickory on the boundary line, then east with said line 226 poles 
crossing said fork to an ash. then north 452 poles to a stake, then west 226 poles 
to a stake, then south 452 poles to the beginning. Surveyed on October 20, 1786, 
by Robert Hays. D.S.. in consequence of a military warrant no. 1751. Located 
January 24, 1786. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

Nancy Sheppard November 16, 1795 page 458 

North Carolina Grant No. 2284. Nancy Sheppard is granted 640 acres as as- 
signee of private Matthew Hearing. Lying on the first creek that the boundary 
line crosses as it runs east from Stones River, and running down. Beginning at a 



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hickory, then east 226 poles crossing said creek to an oak. then north 452 poles 
to a stake, then west 226 poles to a stake, then south 452 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed on April 20. 1786 by Robert Hays. D.S.. in consequence of a military 
warrant No. 761. Located January 4. 1786. Grant dated May 20. 1793. 

Nancy Sheppard November 17. 1795 page 458 

North Carolina Grant No. 2064. Nancy Sheppard. assignee of private William 
Cassall. is granted 640 acres on the second creek that the boundary line crosses 
after it leaves Stones River running east and running down the creek. Beginning 
at a black oak. then east 100 poles crossing said creek in all 226 poles to a hickory, 
then north 452 poles to a stake, then west 226 poles to a stake, then south 452 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays. D.S.. on April 20. 1786. in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 1754. Located January 24, 1786. Grant 
dated May 20. 1793. 

Nancy Sheppard November 17, 1795 page 459 

North Carolina Grant No. 2325. Nancy Sheppard. assignee of private James Orr. 
is granted 640 acres on the second creek which the Continental Line crosses after 
it leaves Stones River to the east joining the lower line of an entry of Nancy 
Sheppard on its north boundary. Beginning at a hickory, then east 226 poles to 
an ash. then north 452 poles to a stake, then west 226 poles to a stake, then south 
452 poles to the beginning. Surveyed April 20. 1786, by Robert Hays D.S. in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 1765. Located January 24. 1786. Grant 
dated May 20. 1793. 

William Gill December 3, 1795 page 464 

North Carolina Grant No. 280. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres 
William Gill is granted 5000 on both sides of the west fork of Stones River. 
Beginning at an ash on the Continental Line 40 chains west of said river, runs 
with said line east 160 chains to a white oak. then south 3 12 chains & 50 links to 
a stake, then west 160 chains to a hickory, then north 3 12 chains & 50 links to 
the beginning. Surveyed November 16, 1792, by John Davis. D.S.. in conse- 
quence of a warrant No. 468. Located October 25, 1783. Grant dated December 
6, 1794. 

Robert Kennedy December 12. 1795 page 465 

Indenture made December 16, 1794. For the sum of 100 dollars William 
Edmonson of Washington Count). Virginia, has sold Robert Kennedy 140 acres 
being a part of the preemption granted to Joseph Martin lying in Daudson County. 
Beginning at a poplar and black gum on William Terrel Lewis's east boundary, 
then south 137 poles to a dogwood in Thomas Hardiman's north boundary line, 
then with said line east 240 poles to a white oak, north 50 poles to a poplar, 
persimmon, and dogwood, then a direct line to the beginning. 

James Massey January 5. 1796 page 470 

North Carolina Grant No. 1623. James Massey. assignee of the heir of private 
Ruben Massey, is granted 640 acres on the east branches of the fork of Stones 



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River. Beginning at Stockley Donelson's corner elm and sugartree, ninning with 
his line west 452 poles to an ash, then south 226 poles to a stake, then east 452 
poles to an ash, then north 226 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by John Donelson, 

D.S., on in consequence of a military warrant No. 165. Located February 7, 

1787. Grant dated April 27, 1793. 

James Massey January 5, 1796 page 470 

North Carolina Grant No. 1642. James Massey, heir of private Thomas Massey, 
is granted 640 acres on a small fork of Stuarts Creek. Beginning at William 
Brown's corner hickory and walnut, then west 160 poles to an ash and hickory, 
then south 440 to a stake then east 300 poles to an ash. then north 280 poles to a 
stake on said William Brown's line, then along the same west 160 poles to a 
hickory and black oak, then north 160 poles to the beginning. Grant dated April 
27, 1793. 

Win. Standley February 2, 1796 page 475 

Indenture made September 26, 1789. For the sum of 64 pounds Noah Sugg of 
Edgecombe County, N.C., has sold Win. Standley of Bertie County, N.C.. 640 
acres on the first creek above Stone Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. 
Beginning at the northeast corner of a survey of George A. Sugg"s warrant No. 
2769 at a white oak and hickory, ninning east 320 poles to a dogwood, (?) then 
west 320 poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to the beginning. 

John Wetherspoon February 8, 1796 page 480 

Indenture made December 14, 1795. For the sum of 200 dollars Andrew Jackson 
has sold 525 acres in Sumner County on the main east fork of Stones River, 
being part of a tract patented in the name of George A. Sugg by patent dated 
November 23, 1790 No. 921 and sold by the sheriff for taxes to the said Andrew 
Jackson. Beginning at a poplar, John Reed's northwest corner, then north 262 l / 2 
poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to a stake, then 262 '/s poles a stake, then west 
320 poles to the beginning. Wit. Francis Holland & Geo. Nevill. 

Howel Tatum February 12, 1796 page 485 

Indenmre made November 1 1, 1794. For the high bid of seven pounds at a sheriffs 
sale of Vi tract of 640 acres the property of Wm. Wallace is sold to Howel Tatum. 
Located on first creek above Stoners Lick Creek and the east side of Stones 
River. Beginning at a hickory and ash Stephen Brooks* corner, ninning east 320 
poles to a stake, Thompson's corner, then south 320 poles to a hickory, then west 
320 poles to two mulberry trees, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 

John & George M. Deadrick Febraary 29, 1796 page 487 

Indenture made Febniary 26, 1796. For the sum of 160 dollars Joseph Ross of 
Edgecomb County, N.C., has sold to John and George M. Deadrick 640 acres in 
Sumner County on the north waters of the east fork of Stones River above the 
first line run by the commissioners in 1783. Beginning at a beech marked R.W. 
Isadore's northeast corner of a survey on the warrant No. 3398 ninning west 280 
poles with his line to a hackberry and elm, Matthew Locke's corner in John 
Welch's line, then with said Locke's line 362 poles to a sugartree, then east 280 

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poles to a stake, then south to the beginning. Being the same land granted to the 
said Joseph by patent dated November 26. 1789. Wit. Abner Prck. 

John Nowland February 29. 1796 page 488 

North Carolina Grant No. 116. John Nowland. a soldier in the Commissioners 
Guard, is granted 250 acres on the west fork of Stones River. Beginning at a 
hickory in David Davis" south boundary line runs east 250 poles to a dogwood, 
then south 160 poles to an elm. then west 250 poles to a stake, then south? 160 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by John Davis D.S. in consequence of a war- 
rant issued from the entry taker of the State of North Carolina dated December 
15, 1792. Grant dated April 27. 1793. 



John Caffrey February 29. 1796 page 488 

North Carolina Grant No. 2291. Jolm Caffrey. assignee of Lawrence Thompson 
is granted 1 806 acres on the east fork of Stones River and adjoining Go\ erner 
Shelby's tract of 5000 acres. Beginning at a small black oak. hickory, and dog- 
wood on said Governor Shelby's line, then along the same east 640 poles passing 
his comer to an elm and black oak, then south 452 poles to a wliite oak. then west 
640 poles to a black oak. then north 452 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by 
Jolm Donelson in consequence of a military warrant No. 790. Located May 6, 
1785. Grant dated May 20. 1793. 

Andrew Jackson April 19, 1796 page 495 

Indenture made March 19. 1796. For the sum of 700 dollars John Shannon of 
Logan Count}'. Kentucky, has sold Andrew Jackson 640 acres. It being the pre- 
emption of Lewis Roberts and granted to him on July 10. 1788. No. 206. Begin- 
ning at an ash then south 234 poles to an elm in Hay's line, then along his line 
west 443 poles passing his comer 160 poles to an elm. then north 234 poles to 
sugartree and red oak on the river, then up the Cumberland with its meanders to 
an ash at the mouth of the spring branch then east 200 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. Richard Cooke and Robert Searcy. 

Andrew Jackson April 19. 1796 page 497 

Indenture made December 8. 1795. At a sheriff sale of 525 acres being a part of 
a tract of land of 640 acres and patented bearing the date November 23. 1790. 
No. 921, the property of George A. Sugg was sold for taxes to Andrew Jackson 
ha\ing bid 5 dollars and 25 cents. The land lying on main east fork of Stones 
River. Beginning at a poplar tree John Reed's northwest corner, then north 262J4 
poles, then west 320 poles, then south 262'/; poles to a stake, then west? 320 
poles to the beginning. Wit. Andrew McNairy & William Black. 

William and Samuel Donelson May 4. 1796 page 500 

Indenture made June 2. 1796. For the sum of 1900 dollars Hugh Hays has sold to 
William and Samuel Donelson 640 acres at the entrance to Jones Bent. Begin- 
ning at Nathaniel Hays's northeast comer at a white oak running then west with 
his line 408 poles to a black walnut, north 251 poles to a honey locust and elm. 



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east 408 poles to a poplar, south 25 1 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. Bennett Searcy. 

John & George M. Deadrick May 6, 1796 page 502 

Indenture made February 26, 1796. For the sum of 100 pounds John Nichols has 
sold John & George M. Deadrick 502 l A acres being of a tract of land granted to 
John Welch by North Carolina lying on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning 
at a hickory on the east side of a ridge on the east boundary of Robert Weakley's 
survey of 640 acres and seven chains south of his northeast corner and runs east 
90 chains to a white oak on the south side of a high ridge, then south 55 chains & 
23 links and 1/3 to a stake, then west 90 chains to a stake, then north 55 chains 23 
1/3 links to the beginning. Wit. Isham W. Parker. 

John Smart May 13, 1796 page 510 

Indenture made December 13, 1794. For the sum of 40 pounds in Pennsylvania 
money, James Billingly has sold to John Stuart of Lancaster County, Pa., 500 
acres. James Billingly is acting as attorney for Win. Rea, deceased, the owner of 
the land. The land being apart of a tract of 5000 acres granted by North Carolina 
to Richard Shevel Walker and transferred to William Rea. The land on the east 
fork of Stones River, beginning at a hickory on a bluff being the southwest cor- 
ner of a tract of land of Thomas Bean's of 640 acres, then south 284 poles to a 
buckeye, the northwest corner of McCory's survey, then east 282 poles with 
McCory's line to a stake, then north 282 poles to a stake on Beans' line, then 
west with said line 282 poles to the beginning. 
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Deeds on Stones River from 
Davidson County Deeds Vol. D 

James Wills May 13. 1796 page 1 

Indenture made December 7. 1796. Edward Bradly of Kentucky has sold for 50 
dollars to James Wills 1 17 3/4 acres. The land being part of Bradly's preemption 
on Stones River. Beginning at a marked saplin in Jas. Todd*s east boundary line, 
by Archibald Buchanan's southwest corner, then south with Todd"s line 95 poles 
to a dogwood and ash. then west 40 poles to a hackberry Samuel McMurry's 
northeast comer, then south to a black oak being William Moore's northwest 
corner 25 poles, then east with Moore's line 108 3/4 poles to a stake, then north 
120 poles to Buchanan's south boundary line, then west 148 3/4 poles to the 
beginning. Wit. Richard Cook - Edward Bradly. 

William Ray May 17. 1796 page 5 

North Carolina Grant No. 1066. Wm. Ray. assignee of private Richard Shewell, 
is granted 1000 acres on the east fork of Stones River on the south side of said 
river and on the first creek the county crosses. Beginning at a hickory on a bluff 
in Thomas Blair's line running south 21 chains (written in above - this ought to 
be seventy chains) to a large buckeye, the northwest comer of James McCrory's 
land, then east with McCrory's line crossing said creek 140 chains & 70 links to 
a stake, then north 71 chains to a stake, then west crossing said creek to the 
beginning. Surveyed July 14, 1788, by Thomas Johnston. D.S.. in consequence 
of a military warrant No. 2363. Located March 20. 1788. Grant dated November 
26. 1789. 

Benjamin Smith May 18. 1796 page 7 

North Carolina Grant No. 219. Benjamin Smith, a sergeant, is granted 428 acres 
on Stones River. Beginning on the north side of the old east line where Coxe's 
line crosses said line and where Col. Lytle cornered on said line, at a dogwood & 
elm then west with the old line 200 poles to a dogwood, then north 342 X A poles to 
a stake, then east 200 poles to Coxe's west boundary line, then south with his line 
342'/2 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays D.S. in consequence of a 
military warrant No. 663. Located March 7. 1785. 

William Herd June 13. 1796 page 10 

Indenture made June 11. 1796. For the sum of 1000 dollars Benjamin Smith has 
sold the preceding described tract of land to William Herd. Both of them are of 
Henry County. Virginia. 

Benjamin Jacob and Joseph Castleman July 4, 1796 page 1 1 

North Carolina Grant No. 346. For the sum of ten pounds for each 100 acres 
Benjamin Jacob and Joseph Castleman. heirs of Jacob Castleman. are granted 
523 acres on Stones Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at two small red 
oaks & sugar tree on James Hay's line, then along the same 188 poles south to 
his comer, a hickory and dogwood, west 100 poles to a hickory, south 264 poles 
crossing a spring branch to a hickory & small sasafras. east 226 poles to a large 
black oak. north 452 poles to an ash. hickory & dogAvood. then west 126 poles to 

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the beginning. Surveyed November 12, 1791, by John Donelson in consequence 
of a military warrant No. 207. Entered January 29, 1784. Grant dated November 
27, 1792. 

Willouby Williams July 7, 1796 page 12 

North Carolina Grant No. 249. Willouby Williams, assignee of private John Bates, 
is granted 640 acres on Stones River about 2'/ 2 miles southeast of a survey of 
Philips & Campbell No. 43. Beginning at a walnut running west 320 poles to an 
ash, then south 320 poles to a walnut, then east 320 poles to an oak, then north 
320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed on December 2, 1792, by Anthony Foster, 
D.S,. in consequence of a military warrant No. 1746. Located November 30, 
1792. Grant dated April 1, 1794. 

Moses Shelby July 22, 1796 page 13 

North Carolina Grant No. 180. In consideration of the service of Col. Martin 
Armstrong, surveyor, have granted Moses Shelby 50 acres on the east side of 
Stones River. Beginning at a gum William Stewart's northwest corner, then north 
140 poles to an elm on the bank of said river, then up said river with its meanders 
240 poles to an ironwood on said Stewart's west boundary, then north to the 

beginning. Surveyed by John Buchanan, D. S., in consequence of an entry 7, 

1792. Grant dated March 26, 1795. 

Elijah Robertson July 22. 1796 page 16 

Indenture made June 5, 1796. For the sum of 320 dollars William Terrell Lewis 
has sold Elijah Robertson 640 acres on Stones River adjoining an entry of Lt. 
Burk's. Beginning at an ash at Burk's southwest comer and running east 320 
poles to an elm then south 320 poles to an oak, then west 320 poles to a stake, 
then north 320 poles to the beginning. Granted by patent dated May 20, 1793 No. 
2146 to said William Terrell Lewis. Wit. Daniel James & James C. Marlin. 

Thomas Gleaves July 26, 1796 page 21 

Indenture made January 1 1, 1796. For the sum of 600 dollars John Donelson has 
sold Thomas Gleaves of White County, Virginia, a tract of land adjoining on the 
east William Stewart's preemption and on both sides of a sinking branch of Stones 
Creek. Beginning at the said Stewart's corner a poplar, then along his line south 
140 poles to a white oak, then a new line east 363 poles to a stake, then north 260 
to a stake, then west 443 poles to a white oak on Stoners Lick survey, then along 
said line south 100 poles to three small white oaks, on William Stewart's line, 
and then along his line east 80 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. Joseph Davis, John Hays, & John Enoch 

John Gordon July 26, 1796 page 21 

Indenture made June 6, 1796. For the sum of 3000 dollars James Hoggat has sold 
to John Gordon a tract of land adjacent to the land adjoining the stone lick, in- 
cluding a part of the plantation that James Bosley now lives on about 2 miles 
from Nashville, containing about 271 acres. Beginning at a sweet gum in Beal 
Bosley 's line south 10 degrees east 256 poles to a stake, then south 15 degrees 
east 20 poles to a walnut, then south 10 degrees 154 poles to an oak & elm, then 

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west 89 poles to a scaley bark hickory John Costello's corner, then north 17 
degrees west to a dogwood. 94 poles, then north 20 degrees west 80 poles to an 
oak Samuel Deasons comer, then north 26 degrees west 115 poles to a white 
oak Beal Bosky" s corner then north 75 degrees east 74 poles to a white oak. then 
north 1 1 degrees west with Beal Bosley"s line to a stake, then with Beal Bosley 
to the beginning. 

Edward Cox July 25. 1796 page 27 

North Carolina Grant No. 129. Edward Cox is granted 800 acres for his senice 
as a pack horse master in the Commissioners Guard. Land lying on the waters of 
Stewarts Creek. Beginning at a poplar and dogwood on Robert Russell's north 
boundary line 7 poles south of Steven Cantrells southwest comer, then north 
327 poles to said Cantrells northwest comer, then west 391/2 poles to a dog- 
wood, then south 327 poles to an elm. then east to the beginning. Surveyed by 
John Buchanan. D.S.. on December 16. 1791. in consequence of a warrant No. 
148. Located January 16. 1784. Grant dated April 27. 1793. 

William Hord July 29, 1796 page 31 

Indenture made May 10, 1796. For the sum of 20 pounds Benjamin Smith of 
Henry County, Virginia, has sold William Hord of the same county and state 428 
acres on Stones River. The land grant Benjamin Smith by virture of a military 
warrant No. 663 for his senice in the army. Land entered March 17, 1785. (have 
here no. 463). Beginning on the east line of where Thomas Cox's line crosses 
said line at a dogwood, then north with said line, then west then south to the east 
line, then along the east line to the beginning. 
Wit. Isaac McNutt & Saml. Donelson. 

James Wills August 1. 1796 page 35 

Indenture made June 4. 1796. For the sum of 60 dollars James Todd has sold 
James Wills 29 acres and sixty poles on the western bank of Stones River. Be- 
ginning at a black oak. white oak and sassafras on the bank of the river, then 
miming south 3 degrees east 22 poles to a white oak. then south 15 degrees east 
50 poles to a sugartree and hackberry. then south 20 degrees east 32 poles to a 
dogwood, then east 22 poles to a comer a white ash. then north 130 poles to a 
black oak and elm on the bank of Stones River, being the northeast comer of 
Todd's preemption, then down the river 41 poles to the beginning. 

Thomas Cotton August 1. 1796 page 35 

North Carolina Grant No. 2512. Thomas Cotton, assignee of James Smith, pri- 
vate, is granted 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at the northeast corner of 
said Cotton's other survey being an ash & elm then east 320 poles to a white oak. 
then south 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to the southeast comer of his 
other survey, then north to the beginning. Surveyed on April 22. 1785. by John 
Buchanan. D.S.. in consequence of a military warrant No. 874. Located August 
5, 1784. Grant dated August 27. 1795. 

William Gowen August 2. 1796 page 38 

Indenture made December 13. 1796. The sheriff has sold 150 acres of Thomas 

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Armstrong's tract of 3840 acres on the main west fork of Stones River to Will- 
iam Gowen, who was high bidder of 12 dollars. Beginning at two dogwoods & a 
hickory then south 154 9/10 poles to a stake, then west 154 9/10 poles to a stake, 
North 154 9/10 poles to a stake, then to the beginning. 

Gabriel Enochs August 3, 1796 page 38 

Indenture made December 13, 1795. For the sum of (ten) hundred dollars Robert 
Hays has sold to Gabriel Enoch of Rowan County, N.C., 640 acres on the east 
branches of Stones River and about one mile and a half east of Stoner's Lick. 
Beginning at John Donelson's northeast corner a black oak, then along said 
Donelson's line south 320 poles to a black oak and hickory, then east 320 poles 
to a stake, then north 320 poles to a hickory and dogwood, then west 320 poles 
to the beginning. 

John Gowen August 3, 1796 page 40 

The sheriff has sold 89 3/4 acres of Stephen Brooks's tract of 192 acres on Stones 
River on the first creek above Stewart's Creek on the east side of the river. John 
Gowen as high bidder of 5 dollars has bought the 89 3/4 acres. Beginning at a 

mulberry and white , then north 1 WA poles to a stake, then east 114/2 poles 

to a stake, then south 1 14 '/> poles to a stake, then west to the beginning. 
Wit. John Topp & Constant Hardiman. 

James Glasgow August 22, 1796 page 42 

North Carolina Grant No. 2441. James Glasgow, assignee of private Jessee 
Wollard, is granted 228 acres on Stones River joining Capt. Jos. Rhode's east 
boundary of 3840 acres. Beginning at a walnut on said Rhodes east boundary 
line running north 190 9/10 poles to an ash, then east 190 9/10 poles to an oak, 
then south 190 9/10 poles to a stake, then west 190 9/10 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed on December 21, 1792. by Win. Mclin D.S. in consequence of a mili- 
tary warrant No. 1151. Located December 21, 1792. Grant dated January 20, 
1794. 

George A. Suggs September 15, 1796 page 44 

North Carolina Grant No. 990. George Augustus Sugg, assignee of private Wil- 
liam Shover's heirs, is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stoner's Lick 
Creek. Beginning at a hickory and poplar comer to two tract of William Nash 
and one tract of William (Hambleton), then north 320 poles to a white oak and 
hickory, east 320 poles to a white oak, south 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Wm. Nash on May 12, 1788. in conse- 
quence of a military warrant No. 2769. Located April 2, 1788. Grant dated May 
18, 1789. 

George A. Sugg September 15, 1796 page 44 

North Carolina Grant No. 893. George Augustus Sugg, assignee of private John 
Stinson, is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stoner's Lick Creek on the 
east side of Stones River. Joining John Logue's survey of 1000 acres. Beginning 
at two mulberries and a walnut. 140 poles along Logue's north line, runs then 
east 227 poles to a mulberry, north 454 poles to a dogwood, west 227 poles to a 

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hickory', south 454 poles to the beginning. Surveyed on March 20. 1788. by Wm. 
Nash. D.S.. in consequence of a military warrant No. 2236. Located May 25, 
1786. Grant dated January 17. 1789. 

John Ebum October 3, 1796 page 45 

North Carolina Grant No. 617. Capt. John Ebum. Esq. is granted 1645 acres on 
the west side of the west fork of Stones River for his sen ice in the army. Begin- 
ning at a locust and mulberry about four miles below the first line run by the 
commissioners and about Vi mile below the mouth of a spring branch on the east 
side of said fork, runs south 92 chains to a white oak and dogwood on the east 
side of said fork, then 178 chains & 80 links to a dogwood, then north 92 chains 
to a stake, then east 178 chains & 80 links to the beginning. Surveyed on Sep- 
tember 1. 1785. by Robert Weakley. D.S., in consequence of a military warrant 
No. 105. Located February 16. 1784. Grant dated September 15. 1787. 

Jethro Sumner October 21. 1796 page 47 

North Carolina Grant No. 157. Briadier General Jethro Sumner is granted 12.000 
acres on Big Harpeth River, Arrington Creek. Stewarts Creek and Mill Creek for 
his service in the Continental Line. Beginning at a large poplar and white oak 
near the south boundary running 1292 poles to an ash on the said boundary, then 
north 1737 to two red oaks, then west 1292 poles to a stake. 1737 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed on November 20. 1786, by Thomas Mattey. D.S.. in conse- 
quence of a military warrant No. 166. Located October 29, 1784. Grant dated 
April 27, 1793. 

Thomas Massey October 25. 1796 page 49 

North Carolina Grant No. 1363. Thomas Massey. assignee of private Ruben 
Massey heirs, is granted 640 acres on a small fork of Stewarts Creek. Beginning 
at William Bowens comer, hickory and walnut, then west 160 poles to an ash 
and hickory, then south 440 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to an ash then 
north 280 poles to a stake on said Bowen's line, then along the same west 160 
poles to a mulberry & black oak. then north 160 poles to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed No. 164. Located May 6, 1785. Grant dated November 16. 1790. 

John & George M. Deadrick October 28, 1796 page 55 

Indenture made September 3. 1796. For the sum of 213 dollars James Mears of 
Logan County, Kentucky, has sold John & George M. Deadrick 160 acres on 
Stones River. Beginning at a beech and walnut on the east side of line of Wm. 
Moore's preemption being also Thomas McCrory's west boundary line, then 
east 150 poles to a sassafras, then south 170 poles to a white oak on south bound- 
ary of said McCron *s survey, then west with said line. 150 poles to a dogwood 
on Thomas Gallaspy's east boundary line, then north to the beginning. 

John & George M. Deadrick October 29. 1796 page 55 

Indenture made August 31, 1796. For the sum of $106.66 John Tilly has sold 
George M. & John Deadrick 160 acres on Stones River, being a part of Thomas 
McCrory"s preemption. Beginning at a black walnut on the west bank of Stones 
River, then west 150 poles to a white oak. then north 170 poles to a sassafras. 

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then east 150 poles to the bank of the river opposite to an island then up the river 
to the beginning. 

Leaven Mitchel October 31, 1796 page 57 

Indenture made June 15, 1796. For the sum of 400 dollars John Bucchanan has 
sold Leaven Mitchel of Rockingham County, Virginia, 640 acres on Stones River. 
Beginning at a sugartree being northeast corner of William Matlock's guard right, 
then south with Matlock's line 226 poles to Philip Philips' north boundary line, 
then east 30 poles to said Philips' northeast corner, then south 114 poles to a 
dogwood, then east 281 poles to a black oak, then north 440 poles to a hickory, 
then west 311 poles to the beginning. 

John Caffrey November 4, 1796 page 68 

Indenture made October 12, 1796. For the sum of 320 dollars John & George M. 
Deadrick have sold to John Caffrey two tract containing 320 acres. One tract 
beginning at a black walnut on the west bank of Stones River running then west 
150 poles to a white oak, then north 170 poles to a sassafras, then east 150 poles 
to the bank of Stones River, then up the river to the beginning. 

The other tract beginning at a black walnut on the east side of William 
Moore's preemption, being also Thomas McCrory's west boundary line running 
then east 150 poles to a sassafras south 170 poles to a white oak in the south 
boundary line of said McCrory's survey, then west 150 poles to a dogwood, 
Thomas Gallaspy's east boundary line, then north to the beginning. 

John Thompson November 10, 1796 page 79 

Indenture made September 16, 1796. For the sum of 50 pounds Virginia cur- 
rency, William Nash has sold John Thompson 640 acres on the east side of Stones 
River on the west boundary of a survey of 640 acres granted to Aquilla Sugg by 
warrant No. 1503. Beginning at the northwest corner of said survey at a dog- 
wood and other marked trees, running west 320 poles to a hickory and poplar 
marked as aforesaid, then south 320 poles to a dogwood, then east 320 poles to a 
stake Sugg's southwest comer, then north with his line 320 poles to the begin- 
ning. 

John Bucchanan November 11, 1796 page 81 

North Carolina Grant No. 2756. John Bucchanan, assignee of private Francis 
Corbin heirs, is granted 640 acres on Hurricane Creek. Beginning at an elm, 
Daniel Frazier's northwest corner then west with said Frazief s north boundary 
line 220 poles to an ash on Nancy & Elizabeth Readon's east boundary line, then 
north 320 poles to an elm on Green Hill's east boundary then east 320 poles to an 
ash, then south to the beginning. (? first measure 220 may be 320). Surveyed by 
said Bucchanan on June 14, 1796, in consequence of a military warrant No. 
1316. Located June 9, 1796. Grant dated July 20, 1796. 

John Medeacis November 14, 1796 page 83 

North Carolina Grant No. 1771. Captain John Medeacis is granted 3840 acres on 
the west fork of Stones River for his service in the Continental Army. Beginning 
at an ash William Gill's northwest comer on the Continental Line, runs north 

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140 chains to a hickory, then east 274 & 30 links to a white oak then south 140 
chains to a stake on said Continental Line and William Gill, west 274 & 30 links 

to the beginning. Surveyed by John Davis. D.S.. on in consequence of a 

military warrant No. 19. Located October 17. 1783. Grant dated May 20. 1793. 

JohnHowel Novebmer 14. 1796 page 84 

Indenture made August 7. 1796. Thomas Massey of Rockingham County, Vir- 
ginia, has sold for 120 pounds 640 acres to John Howel. Located on a small fork 
of Stuarts Creek. Beginning at William Bowens comer, hickory and walnut, 
then west 160 poles to an ash and hickory, then south 440 poles to a stake, then 
east 320 poles to an ash. then north 480 to a stake on said Boweif s line, then 
along his line west 160 poles to a mulberry and black oak. then north 160 poles 
to the begiiming. 

Benj. Bryan November 25, 1796 page 86 

Indenture made October 18. 1796. For the sum of 300 dollars Thomas (Auers) 
has sold to Benj. Bryan 640 acres near the head of the first creek that runs into 
Stones River above Stoners Creek. Beginning at a mulberry and ash the north- 
east corner of John Herrald"s survey, then south with said Herrald's boundary to 
a dogwood 320 poles, then east 320 poles to a hickory, then north 320 poles to a 
stake, then west 320 poles to the beginning. 

John Bucchanan December 5. 1796 page 91 

North Carolina Grant No. 2758. John Bucchanan, assignee of private John Ross, 
is granted 640 acres on Hurricane Creek. Beginning at an ash being Ebenezer 
Brooks' southwest comer then east 120 poles to an elm. then south 80 poles to 
Green Hill's northeast corner, then west 240 poles to Green Hill's northwest 
comer, south 200 poles to an ash. then west 80 poles to Robert Thompson's east 
boundary line, then north 580 poles to a dogwood on Dan'l McGoodin's east 
boundary line, east 200 poles to an elm. then south 384 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed by said Bucchanan in consequence of a military warrant No. 205 1 . 
Located June 9, 1796. Grant dated July 20, 1796. 

John Bucchanan December 5, 1796 page 91 

North Carolina Grant No. 2759. John Bucchanan. assignee of private John Manson 
is granted 640 acres on Hurricane Creek. Beginning at a dogwood on Ebenezer 
Brooks' south boundary line about 20 poles east of a glade, then west with said 
Brooks' line 320 poles to an elm. then south 320 poles to an ash. then east 320 
poles to an ash & several marked trees, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 
Surveyed on June 15. 1796. by said Bucchanan in consequence of a military 
warrant No. 2529. Located June 9, 1796. Grant dated July 20, 1796. 

John Bucchanan December 5. 1796 page 91 

North Carolina Grant No. 2757. John Bucchanan. assignee of private Lewis 
Sowell. is granted 640 acres on Hurricane Creek. Beginning at two sugartree 
saplins on Daniel Frazier's east boundary line, then north 452 poles to a sugartree 
and black gum, then east 226 poles to an elm. then south 452 poles to a dogwood. 



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then west 226 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by said Bucchanan June 15, 
1796, in consequence of a military warrant No. 1031. Located June 9, 1796. 

Sam*l Edmondson January 31, 1797 page 103 

Indenture made August 5, 1796. For the sum of 150 Joseph Dean has sold Samuel 
Edmondson 200 acres on both sides of Stones River, it being a part of a grant to 
John Rice, Abraham Riston, & Elisha Rice dated June 13, 1787 & No. 294. 
Beginning at an ash and elm the beginning corner of the original survey then 
south with the west boundary line of said survey 252 poles to a white ash, then 
east 127 poles to a stake having crossed Stones River at 20 poles, then north 252 
poles to an elm on the north boundary line of said survey, then west to the begin- 
ning. 

Jno. Baker February 1, 1797 page 106 

Indenture made September 24, 1797. For the sum of 500 dollars Robert Hays has 
sold John Baker of Montgomery Count}', Tennessee, 640 acres on a small fork of 
Stoners Creek adjoining Stones Lick survey. Beginning at a small ash tree a 
small distance above Stoner's Lick, then along Stoner's line east 320 poles to a 
white oak on a small drain, then along John Donelson"s line south 320 poles to a 
black oak, then west 320 poles to an ash tree on said Stoner's Lick survey, then 
along the same north 320 poles to the beginning. 

Edmund Jones February 7, 1797 page 115 

James Glasgow of Glasgow County. N.C., has sold for 1 14 dollars a tract of 228 
on Stones River to Edmund Jones. The land joining Capt. Joseph Rhoad*s east 
boundary of a 3840 acres tract. Beginning at a walnut on said Rhoads' east bound- 
ary running north 190 9/10 to an ash. then east 190 9/10 poles to an oak, then 
south 190 9/10 poles to a stake, then west 190 9/10 poles to the beginning. 

John McNairy February 10. 1797 page 120 

Indenture made September 1, 1797. The sheriff has sold John McNairy and his 
wife Mary several tracts of land belonging to Eusebius Bushnell and William 
Dobbins. John McNairy was high bidder of 1930 dollars for the several tracts. 

One tract of 1000 acres on Stones River & located in the military office on 
Jul)' 25, 1785. Beginning at Col. Isaac Shelby "s southwest comer a large hickory 
red oak and dogwood, then north 320 poles to a walnut on said Shelby's line, 
west 500 poles to a stake, south 320 poles to a stake, east to the beginning. 

Another tract on Stones River of 1000 acres located in the military land 
office on July 25. 1785. Beginning at Col. Isaac Shelby's southeast corner a 
double walnut & oak ninning east 370 poles to Capt. Montford"s line to a walnut, 
south 432 poles to a stake, west 370 poles to a mulberry, & north to the begin- 
ning. 

Another tract of 1000 on Stones River located in the military land office on 
July 25. 1 785. Beginning at Col. Isaac Shelbys south boundary at a dogwood & 
two hickories, then east 370 poles crossing a small creek to Shelby's southeast 
corner a double walnut and oak. then south 432 to a stake, then west 370 to a 
mulberry, walnut and ash, north 432 poles crossing Bushnells Creek to the be- 
ginning. 

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Another tract on the main east fork of Stones River of 1622 acres located 
in the military land office on July 25. 1785. Beginning at Col. Isaac Shelby's 
northwest corner at a large red oak & hickory, running east with Shelby's north 
boundary 648'/2 poles crossing Stones River to a walnut in said Shelby's line, 
then north 400 poles to a stake, west 648'/2 poles to a stake, then 400 poles cross- 
ing Stones River to the beginning. 

Another tract of 1000 acres on Hickman Creek. 

Another tract on south of Cumberland River of 640 acres. 

Also another tract on Stones River of 1000 acres located in the military 
land office on July 25. 1785. Beginning at Col. Isaac Shelbys northwest corner 
a large red oak & hickory running south 320 poles to a walnut on said Shelby's 
line, then west 500 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a stake then east 500 
poles to the beginning. 

Another tract on the water of containing 640 acres located in the 

military land office on July 25. 1785. Beginning at Capt. Moses Shelby's south- 
east comer on the east side of Stuarts Creek at tliree hickories, then north 400 
poles with said Shelby's line to a mulberry, then east 256 to a stake, then south 
400 poles to a red oak. then west 250 poles to the beginning. 

One other tract of 640 acres on the south side of the Cumberland. 

Jno. Cravens February 13. 1797 page 124 

Indenture made March 12. 1796. For the sum of 200 dollars Stokley Donelson of 
Knox County has sold John Cravens of Logan County. Kentucky, a tract of land 
on Stoners Creek a branch of Stones River. Beginning where Sam'l Hays's line 
crosses said Creek then along his line north 80 poles to his comer two poplars, 
then along Nathaniel Hays* line east 20 poles to a poplar, then north 60 poles to 
Donelson's corner, white oak. then along his line east 400 poles to a stake, then 
south 280 to a white oak, then west 320 poles to an ash on Stoners line, then 
along the same north 140 to Ins corner near Stoners Creek, west 160 to a corner 
on the creek, then down the same with its meanders to the beginning. 

John Tilly February 15, 1797 page 127 

Indenture made August 27, 1796. For the sum of 100 dollars Samuel Barton has 
sold John Tilly 160 acres on Stones River being a part of Thomas McCrory 
preemption. Beginning at a black walnut on the west bank of Stones River, then 
west 150 poles to a white oak. then north 170 poles to a sassafras, then east 150 
poles to the bank of the river opposite to an island, then up the river to the begin- 
ning. 

William T. Lewis February 17. 1797 page 130 

North Carolina Grant No. 2143. William Terrell Lewis, assignee of private Joel 
Morrison, is granted 640 acres on Stones River adjoining an entry of his own on 
the east which joins an entry of Lt. Burk's. Beginning at an ash. then east 320 
poles to a hickory, then south 320 poles to a walnut, then yvest 320 poles to a 
stake, then north 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays, D.S.. on 
November 30. 1792 in consequence of a military warrant No. 3132. Located 
November 30. 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 



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Samuel Weakley March 7, 1797 page 131 

Indenture made May 25, 1795. For the sum of 100 dollars Robert Weakley has 
sold 213 acres on the east fork of Stones River. Beginnng at a small dogwood on 
the north side of said fork 20 chains north of Gen. Griffith Rutherford's north- 
east corner of a tract warrant no. 3225, nms east 60 chains to a white oak on the 
side of a bluff on said fork, then south 35 & 50 links to a stake, then west 60 
chains to a stake, then north 35 chain & 50 links to the beginning. Being the 
north end of a tract of 640 acres granted to Richard Cathey, assignee of William 
Weaver, private. 

John Overton March 13, 1797 page 133 

North Carolina Grant No. 185. John Overton assignee, of Corporal Frederick 
Maryan, of a battalion of troops raised for the protection of Davidson County, 
said Overton is granted 480 on the west bank of the main west fork of Stones 
River on an east fork of the west fork where the upper line of the said Overton's 
640 acre tract as assignee of Patrick Kelly's second half years pay crosses the 
same at an elm. Rims then west 130 poles to a black oak, then south 277 poles to 
a hickory, then east 277 poles to a stake, then north 277 to a stake, then west to 
the beginning. Surveyed by John Donelson on November 19, 1792, in conse- 
quence of a warrant. Grant dated July 20, 1796. 

John Overton March 13, 1797 page 134 

North Carolina Grant No. 183. John Overton, assignee of Major Patrick Kelly of 
a battalion raised to protect Davidson County, is granted 640 acres on the west 
bank of the main west fork of Stones River on an east fork of the west fork where 
the upper line of the said Overton's 640 acre tract as assignee of the said Kelly's 
first half years pay crosses the said fork, at an elm, running then west 160 poles 
to a black oak, then south 320 poles to a hickory, then east 320 poles to a stake, 
then north 320 poles to a stake then west to the beginning. Surveyed by John 
Donelson on November 17, 1792, in consequence of the afore said right. Lo- 
cated . Grant dated July 20, 1796. 

John Overton March 13, 1797 page 134 

North Carolina Grant No. 182. John Overton, assignee of Fredrick Marian, cor- 
poral, in a battalion raised to protect Davidson County, is granted 480 acres. 
Beginning on the west bank of the main west fork of Stones River on an east fork 
of the west fork where the upper line of said Overton's 480 acre tract as assignee 
of Fredrick Marian's first half years pay cresses the same, at an elm, then west 
130 poles to a black oak, then south 277 poles to a hickory, then east 277 poles to 
a stake, then north 277 poles to a stake, then west to the beginning. Surveyed by 
John Donelson D.S. on November 19, 1792, in consequence of the above right. 
Located . Grant dated July 20, 1796. 

John Overton March 13, 1796 page 134 

North Carolina Grant No. 181. John Overton, assignee of private (Suzzill) Fry of 
a company of troops raised to protect Davidson County, is granted 400 acres on 
the main west fork of Stones River, on an east fork of the west fork where the 
upper line of said Overton's 480 acre tract as assignee of Fredrick Masson's 

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second half years pay, crosses the same at a small ash then w est 1 30 poles to a 
black oak. then south 252 3/4 poles to a stake, then east 252 3/4 poles to a stake, 
then north 252 3/4 poles to an elm. then west to the beginning. Surveyed by John 
Donelson on November 19. 1792. in consequence of the afore said right. Lo- 
cated . Grant dated July 20. 1796. 

John Overton March 13. 1797 page 135 

North Carolina Grant No. 186. John Overton, assignee of private James McCain, 
of a company of troops raised to protect Davidson County, is granted 400 acres 
on the east fork of the west fork of Stones River. Beginning at an ash on the east 
boundary of a 640 acre survey of said Overton as assignee of Patrick Kelly sec- 
ond half years pay. running them east 252 3/4 poles to an oak. then north 252 3/ 
4 to an oak. then west 252 3/4 poles to a stake, then south with said boundary to 
the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Hays on November 20, 1792. in consequence 
of aforesaid right. Grant dated July 20. 1796. 

John Overton March 13. 1797 page 135 

North Carolina Grant No. 184. John Overton, assignee of Sgt. Major Patrick 
Kelly in the battalion of troops raised to protect Davidson County is granted 640 
acres on the west bank of an east fork of the west fork of Stones River where the 
military line crosses the same at an elm & adjoining Joseph Rhoads's military 
tract of 3840 acres, running then west 160 poles to a black oak, then south 320 
poles to a hickory, then east 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a stake, 
then west to the beginning. Surveyed by John Donelson on November 1 7. 1792. 
in consequence of the aforesaid right. Grant dated Jul} 20, 1796. 

John Overton March 13, 1797 page 135 

North Carolina Grant No. 187. John Overton, assignee of private John Till} of 
the battalion of troops raised to protect Davidson County, is granted 400 acres on 
the east fork of the west fork of Stones River. Beginning at an ash in the east 
boundary of a 640 acre tract of said Overton as assignee of Patrick Kelly first 
half years pay, running then east 252 3/4 poles to a black oak. then north 252 3/ 
4 poles to an oak, then west 252 3/4 poles to a stake, the northeast comer of said 
640 acre tract then south with the east boundary of said tract to the beginning. 
Sun eyed November 20, 1792. by Robert Hays. Grant dated Jul} 20. 1796. 

Robert Wormack May 5. 1797 page 149 

Indenture made April 15. 1797. For the sum of 200 dollars William Nash has 
sold Robert Wormack 200 acres. It being a grant by North Carolina to William 
Nash's No. 247 as assignee of Martin Armstrong surveyor on the first creek 
above Stoners Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. Joining the west 
boundary of Stephen Brooks and north boundary of Ozwald Townsend's pre- 
emption. Beginning at a hickory and ash southwest comer of said Brooks sur- 
vey, running west 253 poles to an ash. north 126 to a dogwood, then east 253 
poles to a stake on Brooks" line, then south 126 poles to the beginning. 



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Mathias Hoover May 9, 1797 page 154 

Indenture made August 9, 1793. For the sum of 500 pounds Guilford Dudley of 
Green County has sold Mathias Hoover 5000 acres on waters of Duck River (this 
later found to be Rutherford). Beginning at the said Dudley's southwest corner 
of a survey of 1456 acres at a hickory then south 640 poles to a sugartree, then 
west 1250 poles to a walnut, then north 640 poles to a stake, then east 1250 to the 
beginning. 

James Robertson May 9. 1797 page 155 

Indenture made between James Hogg of Orange County, N.C. and James 
Robertson of Sumner County. For the trouble of locating and surveying 2000 
acres into several surveys but joining one another both lying on the east fork of 
Stones River in Sumner County. One 1000 acres was granted to said Hogg by 
patent dated December 16. 1795, and registered in Sumner County book E page 
224 December 7, 1795. The other was granted to John Muskie? December of 
Wilmington. N.C. by patent of the same date. Registered in the Sumner County 
record also of the tract being conveyed to James Hogg. Also for one dollar paid 
by said Robertson is sold 666 1/3 acres being a part of the 1000 acre tract granted 
to James Hogg. Beginning at an elm on the Continental Line, the beginning cor- 
ner of the 1000 acre survey then west along the survey line & also being the 
Continental Line 53 chains & 33 1/3 links to a stake, then south 125 chains to a 
stake in the southern boundary of the 1000 acre survey, then east along the said 
line 53 chain 33 1/3 links to an ash the southeast corner of the survey, then north 
along the boundary line of the said tract 125 chains to the beginning. 

Wm. Tucker May 9. 1797 page 156 

Indenture made April 7, 1797. For the sum of 600 dollars John Tucker has sold 
Wm. Tucker of Robertson County 300 acres number 67 on the patent. Beginning 
at a mulberry & dogwood at the north west corner of Edwin Hickman's survey. 
Then east 16 chains & 50 links to Stuarts Creek, a branch of Stones River, then 
north with the creek the different courses down to Hickman's line, then with the 
meanders to a stake on said creek, then west 53 chains to a stake, then to the 
beginning. 

Wm. Terrell May 17, 1797 page 171 

Indenture made January 2, 1797. For the sum of 650 dollars James Massey of 
Chatham. N.C. has sold 640 acres to William Terrell of Knox County. The land 
lying on a small fork of Stuarts Creek. Beginning at William Bowen's corner 
hickory and walnut then west 160 poles to a hickory & ash. then south 440 poles 
to a stake, then east 320 poles to an ash. then north 280 poles to a stake on the 
said William Bowen's line then along the same west 160 poles to a mulberry and 
black oak. Then north 160 poles to the beginning. Original grant No. 1642. Dated 
April 27, 1792. 

Wm. Terrell May 17, 1797 page 171 

Indenture made January 2, 1797. For the sum of 640 dollars James Massey of 
Chatham Countv, N.C, has sold William Terrell of Knox County 640 acres on 



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the east branches of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at Stockley 
Donelson's corner elm and sngartree. running with his line west 452 poles to an 
ash. then south 226 poles to a stake, then east 452 poles to an ash. then north 226 
poles to the beginning. 

Andrew Steel May 20, 1797 page 179 

Indenture made April 10. 1797. For the sum of 24 pounds John Donelson has 
sold Andrew Steel of Sumner County 100 acres. Beginning at a mulberry and 
hickory a corner of Stoner's Lick survey, then along John Donelson's heirs line 
west 220 poles to an elm and locust on the cedar branch, then down the same as 
it meanders to Stones River, then along the banks of Stones River to Jacob 
Casselman's line, then along his line north 30 poles to his comer, then east 197 
poles to a stake on the said Stoner Lick survey, then along the same north 64 
poles to the beginning. 

Robert Hays May 24. 1797 page 188 

North Carolina Grant No. 2795. Robert Hays, assignee of private Nathaniel Bigs, 
is granted 640 acres on the east side of Stones River on the main fork of Suggs 
Creek, on the first creek above Stoners Lick Creek on the north boundary of 
Logue's 1000 acre survey. Beginning at two dogwoods at Logue's northwest 
corner running east with said Logue's line 400 poles to his northeast comer to a 
stake, then north 180 poles with Sugg line to his northwest corner at stake on 
Fort's south boundary, then west 225 poles with Fort's line to his southwest 
corner a stake, then north with Fort's line 227 poles to a dogwood at Fort's north- 
west corner, then west 150 1/3 poles to a mulberry, then south 407 poles to the 
beginning. 

Joseph Rhodes May 25. 1797 page 188 

North Carolina Grant No. 1792. Capt. Joseph Rhodes is granted 3840 acres on 
the main west fork of Stones River. Beginning on the west bank of said fork 
where the Soldiers Boundary Line crosses, commonly called Rutherford's line, 
then along the said boundary line west 240 poles to an ash on said line, then 
north 960 poles to a red oak. then east 640 poles crossing the said west fork to a 
stake, then south 960 poles to a stake, then west 400 poles crossing said west fork 
to the beginning. Dated May 20. 1793. 

Thomas Hopkins May 27. 1797 page 189 

Indenture made May 18, 1797. For the sum of 140 dollars John Caffrey has sold 
Thomas Hopkins of Sullivan County 320 acres. Beginning at a black walnut on 
the bank of Stones River running then west 300 poles to a dogwood on Thomas 
Gallaspey's east boundary then north 170 poles to a black walnut on the east side 
of William Moore's preemption being also Thomas McCrory's west boundary 
line running then east 300 poles to the banks of Stones river, then up the mean- 
ders of the river to the beginning. 

Robert Love July 29, 1797 page 198 

Indenture made June 18. 1796. For the sum of 14 dollar per acre John Gray Blount 
of Beaufort County. N.C. has sold Robert Love of Buncomb County. N.C.. 1645 

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acres on the west side of the west fork of Stones River Beginning at a locust and 
mulberry about four miles below the first line run by the commissioners and 
about Vi mile below the mouth of the spring branch on the east side of the said 
fork, runs south 92 chains to a white oak and dogwood on the east side of said 
fork, then west 178 chains & 80 links to a dogwood, then north 92 chains to a 
stake, then east 178 chains & 80 links to the beginning. John Ebwan sold this 
tract to John Blount. 

JohnHoggatt July 31, 1797 page 201 

Indenture made July 7, 1797. Edward Bradly of Fayette Co., Kentucky, has sold 
for 1080 dollars to John Hoggatt 360 acres on the west side of Stones River, 
being part of a grant No. 348 to said Bradly of 584 acres, it being his preemption, 
except for l A which he has sold to John Overton for one dollar. The preemption is 
bounded as follows: Beginning at a sugartree. Archibald Bucchanan's southeast 
corner, then west with his line 275 poles to James Todd's east boundary, then 
south with said line 95 poles to a white oak, then west 40 poles to Sam'l McMurry's 
northeast corner a hackberry, then south with said line 1 14 poles to a stake in 
William Moore's preemption then cast 452 poles to Thomas McCrory's west 
boundary, then north with said line 1 14 poles to a white oak, then east 40 poles to 
an elm on the bank of Stones River, down the river 248 poles to three ironwoods, 
saplings on a bluff, then north with said Bucchanan line to the beginning. 

Jas. Gallaspy August 2, 1797 page 206 

Indenture made July 10, 1797. For the sum of 320dollars, Thomas McCrory has 
sold James Gallaspy 320 acres being part of a 640 acre grant to said McCrory. 
Beginning on the west bank of Stones River at the mouth of the first creek above 
the old station at an elm, then west 40 poles to a white oak, then south 74 poles to 
William Moore's northeast white oak corner, then continuing south on said 
Moore's line 200 poles to a black walnut comer, then east 300 poles to the west 
bank of said river, then down the river with its meanders to the beginning. 
Wit Patrick Lyons & Henry Wiggins. 

Charles Croughton August 30, 1797 page 234 

Indenture made July 1, 1797. For the sum of 640 dollars, William Drummond. 
George Murry, Patrick Home & Joseph Eunever have sold two tracts confining 
1280 acres. 

One tract of 640 acres on Stones River about VA miles south of a survey of 
Phillips and Campbell No. 43. Beginning at an ash running west 320 poles to a 
hickory, then south 320 poles to a walnut, then east 320 poles to a walnut, then 
north 320 poles to the beginning. The grant No. 2494 dated April 1, 1794. 

The other tract of 640 acres on Stones River about 2'/ 2 miles southeast of a 
survey of Phillips and Campbell No. 73. Beginning at a walnut running west 320 
poles to an ash, then south 320 poles to a walnut, then east 320 poles to an oak, 
then north 320 poles to the beginning. The original grant No. 2493 dated April 1, 
1794. 



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Eunever, Dnimmond. Murry. Home & Croughter August 31, 1797 page 235 
Indenture made October 21, 1796. For the sum of 320 dollars. Stockley Donelson 
of Knox Count}', has sold Joseph Eunever, William Dnimmond. George Murry. 
Patrick Home & Charles Croughter 640 acres on Stones River about 2 l A miles 
southeast of a survey of Phillips and Campbell No. 43. Beginning at a walnut 
running west 320 poles to an ash. then south 320 poles to a walnut, then east 320 
poles to an oak. then north 320 poles to the beginning. Original grant to Willouby 
Williams No. 2493 warrant No. 1746. 

Eunever. Dnimmond. Murry. Home & Croughton August 31. 1797 page 236 
Indenture made October 21, 1796. For the sum of 320 dollars. Stockley Donelson 
of Knox Co. has sold to Joseph Eunever. William Dnimmond. George Murry, 
Patrick Home and Charles Croughton of Spotsylvania County. Virginia. 640 acres 
on Stones River about VA miles south of a survey of Phillips & Campbell No. 43. 
Beginning at an ash ninning west 320 poles to a hickory, then south 320 poles to 
a walnut, then east 320 poles to a walnut, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 
Original grant No. 2494 to Willouby Williams by warrant No. 2839 and dated 
April 1. 1794. and com eyed to Stockley Donelson on July 22. 1796. 

Bryant Whitfield page 247 

North Carolina Grant No. 1911. Bryant Whitfield, assignee of private Evan Bass, 
is granted 274 acres on the east side of Stones River on the first creek above 
Stoner's Lick Creek. Beginning at a poplar northwest corner of Ozwald 
Townsend's survey of 640 acres ninning then south 289 to an oak. then west 144 
poles to a dogwood, then north 289 poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. 
Sun eyed by Win. Nash on December 21. 1792. in consequence of a military 
warrant No. 1581. Located December 1, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

Bryant Whitfield Spetember 25. 1797 page 247 

North Carolina Grant No. 2207. Bryant Whitfield, assignee of private Aron 
Newsham. is granted 640 acres on the east side of Stones River on the first creek 
above Stoner's Lick Creek on the south boundary of Aquilla Sugg. Beginning at 
the southeast corner of Aquilla Sugg at a mulberry, hone) locust, ash, elm & 
hickory, then south 226 poles to a dogwood, then west 452 poles to a stake, then 
north 226 poles to an oak. then east (462) poles to the beginning. Surveyed by 
Win. Nash, D.S., on December 22, 1792, in consequence of a military warrant 
No. 1502. Located December 21. 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

Bryant Whitfield September 25, 1797 page 247 

North Carolina Grant No. 1778. Bryant Whitfield, assignee of private Hughy 
Stephens, is granted 365 acres on the east side of Stones River on the first creek 
above Stoner's Lick Creek. Beginning at said Whitfield's southeast comer of 
274 acre survey at an ash. then west 144 poles to a dogwood, said Whitfield's 
southwest corner, then south 263 to a stake, then east 232 to a stake, then north 
232 poles to a dogwood, then west 88 poles to a dogwood. Townscnd's southest 
corner, then north with his line 31 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by Win. 



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Nash, D.S., on December 21, 1792, in consequence of a military warrant No. 
1338. Located December 21, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

William Nash September 25, 1797 page 248 

North Carolina Grant No. 2776. William Nash, assignee of heirs of private John 
Anderson, is granted 640 acres on the east side of Stones River on the east fork of 
the first creek above Stoner*s Lick Creek. Joining a survey of his own on the 
south and Sugg on the east and south of his survey of 640 acres. Beginning at a 
black oak southwest corner of above mentioned tract of said Nash on Sugg's east 
boundary, south with said line 50 to a black oak Sugg*s southeast corner cross- 
ing said fork at 36 poles, then west 305 poles with Sugg's line to an elm, mul- 
berry and dogwood at Sugg's southwest corner on the east boundary of Nash's 
640 acre survey conveyed by deed to John Thompson, crossing said fork, then 
south crossing said fork 216 poles to a stake, then east 405 poles to a stake, then 
north 266 poles to a stake on said Nash's south boundary, then with his line 100 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed on March 20, 1796, by said Nash in conse- 
quence of a military warrant No. 3736. Located November 21, 1795. Grant dated 
September 9, 1796. 

William Nash September 25, 1797 page 248 

Indenhire made August 22, 1796. For the services of William Nash in locating 
and surveying seven tracts for Bryant Whitfield amounting to 4179 acres, the 
three following tracts are conveyed to the said William Nash. Grants No. 1911, 
2207, and 1778. (Description given but are same as listed above.) 

Rucker & Dawson October 20, 1797 page 252 

Indenture made September 26, 1797. For the sum of 3612 dollars. John Caffrey 
has sold James Rucker of Campbell County. Virginia, and Thomas Rucker & 
Zachariah Dawson of Amherst County, Virginia, 1806 acres in Simmer County 
on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a small black oak, hickory, & 
dogwood on Isaac Shelby's line, then along said line east 640 poles to a black 
oak, then south 452 to a white oak, hickory and dogwood, then west 640 poles to 
a stake, then north 452 poles to the beginning. 

James Williams Ocober 27, 1797 page 255 

Indenture made August 19. 1797. For the sum of 250 dollars, Samuel Edmondson 
has sold James Williams 200 acres on both sides of Stones River, being a part of 
an original grant to John Rice, Abraham Riston & Elisha Rice dated June 13, 
1787. No. 294. Beginning at an ash and elm. the beginning corner of the original 
survey, then south with the west boundary of the survey 252 poles to a white oak, 
then east 127 poles to a stake having crossed Stones River at 20 poles, then north 
252 poles to an elm in the north boundary of said survey, then west to the begin- 
ning. 

John Anthony November 16, 1797 page 275 

Indenture made July 10, 1797. For the sum of 150 dollars. James Gallaspie has 
sold John Anthony 100 acres. Being a part of a 640 acre tract granted to Thomas 
McCrory on McCrory Creek waters of Stones River. Beginning at a black walnut 

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corner on the east end of William Moore's land, then east 280 poles to the west 
bank of Stones River, then down the river 58 poles to an elm on an island, then 
west 280 poles to a black oak & hickory comer on said Moore's line, then south 
58 poles to a black walnut beginning corner. 
Wit. Bird Nance & Polly Nance. 

Joseph Hendricks November 24, 1797 page 276 

Indenture made January 29, 1797. For the sum of 640 dollars. Andrew Jackson 
has sold Joseph Hendricks 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a white oak. 
hickory & dogwood about 100 yards from Overall Creek on Col. James 
Armstrong's east boundary, then along his line 226 poles to three cherry trees & 
elm. then east 452 poles to a stake, then north 226 poles to a stake, then west 452 
poles to the beginning. Being a tract of land granted by patent to Joseph Martin 
No. 266. 

Thomas Molloy December 13. 1797 page 285 

North Carolina Grant No. 2981. Thomas Molloy. assignee of private Andrew 
Boston, is granted 228 acres on Overall Creek adjoining the south & west bound- 
aries of Overall's and King's preemptions. Beginning at a hackberry and large 
beech on their west boundary, running west 120 poles to a sugartree & two dog- 
woods, then south 262 poles to a stake, then east 210'/£ toan ash. then north 55 
poles to Overall's and King's south boundary, then west 90'/; poles to a buckeye 
& two ashs. their southwest comer then north to the beginning. Surveyed by said 
Molloy on December 10. 1797, in consequence of a military warrant No. 1829. 
Located June 29. 1796. Grant dated April 10. 1797. 

Thomas Molloy December 13. 1797 page 286 

North Carolina Grant No. 72. Thomas Molloy assignee of Martin Armstrong. 
surveyor, is granted 72 acres on Overall Creek and joining the upper line of said 
Molloy's tract of 228 acres. Beginning at an ash. the southeast comer of the 
aforesaid tract, miming west 96 poles to a large sugartree. then south 120 poles 
to a stake, then east 96 poles to Jeremiah Smith's west boundary, then north to 
the beginning. Surveyed by said Molloy on January 23. 1796. in consequence of 
said service right. Grant dated April 10. 1797. 

Thomas Molloy December 13. 1797 page 286 

North Carolina Grant No. 552. Thomas Molloy. assignee of Martin Armstrong. 
surveyor, is granted 150 acres on Overall Creek joining the west boundary of 
Overall's & King's preemption. Begining at two small sugartrees 14 poles south 
of the northwest corner of said preemption, miming west 134 poles to a sugartree 
then south 179 poles to a stake, then east 134 poles tosaid Overall's & King's 
line, then north to the beginning. Surveyed by said Molloy on October 26. 1796. 
Grant dated April 1. 1797. 

Robert & Samuel Weakley December 23. 1797 page 288 

North Carolina Grant No. 3072. Robert & Samuel Weakley, assignees of private 
Daniel Turner, are granted 640 acres on Harts Spring branch on waters of Stuarts 
Creek. Beginning at a large red oak and dogwood. Robert Russell's southwest 

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corner on the south side of said branch, runs with Russell's line east 61 chains to 
a poplar & small hickory on Evan Shelby's line, with said line south 52 chains & 
50 links to Moses Shelby's corner and with his line in all 72 chains & 50 links to 
a walnut, corner to a tract granted to Eusebius Bushnell, with said line 64 chains 
passing his corner of said tract west in all (126) chains to a stake then north 32 
chains & 50 links to a stake, then east 1 chain to the corner of the heirs of Nathaniel 
Hart's tract and with their line in all 6 1 chains to a small black oak in their comer, 
with their line north 40 chains to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert Weakley on 
March 30, 1797, in consequence of a military warrant No. 3984. Located March 
29, 1797. Grant dated July 19, 1797. 

William Nash January 29, 1798 page 292 

North Carolina Grant No. 247. William Nash, assignee of Martin Armstrong, 
surveyor, is granted 200 acres on the east side of Stones River on the first large 
creek above Stoners Lick Creek, joining the west boundary of Stephen Brooks 
and north boundary of Ozwald Townsend's preemption. Beginning at a hickory 
& ash southwest corner of said Brook's survey, ninning west 253 poles to an ash, 
then north 126 poles to a dogwood, then east 253 poles to a stake, on Brooks's 
line, then south 126 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by said Nash on December 
22, 1792. Grant dated February 27, 1796. 

William Turnbull January 31,1 798 page 295 

Indenture made December 26, 1797. For the sum of 200 dollars, James Mulherin 
has sold William Turnbull 200 acres on Stones River. Beginning at two swamp 
oak trees on the best bank of Stones River just above the junction of Hurricane 
Creek, running then east 182 poles to a stake, then north 176 poles to an elm then 
west 182 poles to a hickory & ironwood, then south to the beginning. 

William Kimbrough February 9, 1798 page 306 

For 400 dollars, William Kimbrough bought this 200 acres on December 27, 
1798. 

Henry & Fred Foster February 3, 1798 page 299 

Indenture made May 24, 1797. For the sum of 150 pounds, Philip Phillips & 
Michael Campbell of Kentucky have sold Henry Foster of Davidson County & 

Frederick Foster of (Hard D) County, Kentucky, 640 acres on Stones River 

and Mill Creek. Beginning at a red oak being Nathaniel Gowan's northeast cor- 
ner then east 320 poles to a dogwood, then south 320 poles to a black oak, then 
west 320 poles to a white oak being said Gowan's southeast corner, then north to 
the beginning. 

Benjamin Knox February 11, 1798 page 309 

Indenture made March 25, 1796. For the sum of 1240 dollars, Edward Moore of 
Wilkes County, Georgia., has sold Benjamin Knox of Oglethorp County, Geor- 
gia, 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a poplar, Samuel McMurry's east 
boundary line being Thomas Gillaspy's northwest corner, then east with said 
Gillaspy 452 poles to a red oak, then north 226 poles to a white oak, then west 
452 poles to a hackberry being said McMurry's northeast corner, then south with 

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1796, and conveyed by McNairy to said Thomas Lancaster on June 10. 1797. 
Beginning at a hickory and iromvood sapling being the third comer of said tract 
of 640 acres, running then 123 poles to a stake on a north comer, then east 125 
poles to a stake, then south 128 poles to a stake, then west 125 poles to the 
beginning. 

Haitvvell Seat February 16. 1798 page 315 

Indenture made October 17, 1797. John Gallaspie of Sumner Count) has sold for 
500 dollars to Hartwell Seat 220 acres on Mill Creek and Stones River. Begin- 
ning at a dogwood being James McKinney's notheast comer, then east 187 poles 
to a cedar, then south 188 poles to a hickory & sugartree marked, then west 187 
poles to a hickory being said McKinney's southeast corner, then north to the 
beginning. The land being the southeast comer of a tract granted Jason Thomp- 
son, grant No. 1201. 

Stockley Donelson & William T. Lewis February 26. 1798 page 319 

North Carolina Grant No. 356. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres. 
Stockley Donelson & William T. Lewis are granted 640 acres in Jones Bent. 
Beginning at a red oak & white oak about % mile above Donelson "s Ford then 
east 384 poles to two elms, then with Roberts's line north 154 poles to a small 
red oak and sugartree on Jones Bluff, then down the river as it meanders to a 
white oak and elm. then west 352 to a poplar, then south 175 poles to a stake on 
Cumberland River, then down the river as it meanders to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed by John Donelson on March 1, 1792. warrant No. 321. Located March 1. 
1784. 

John Coffee February 9. 1798 page 308 

Indenture made November 13. 1797. For 1280 dollars. John Coffee bought Wil- 
liam T. Lewis's part of the above described tract. Mentions a spring known as 
Stockley Donelson's spring and Col. John Overton as owner on the north bound- 
ary. 

James Cox March 5, 1798 page 320 

Indenture made December 24. 1797. For the sum of 140 dollars. William Terrel 
of Grayson County, Virginia, has sold James Cox of the same county and state 
140 acres on Overall Creek. Beginning at a white oak and two hickories being 
the northeast comer of the original survey, runs west with the north boundary of 
the same 170 poles to a cedar near the east bank of Overall Creek, then south 129 
poles to a stake, then east 170 poles to a dogwood, then north 129 poles to the 
beginning. 

James Watson page 321 

Indenture made September 28. 1797. For the sum of 7000 dollars. Stockley 
Donelson of Raleigh. N. C. has sold to James Watson of Alexandria. Virginia. 
18,150 acres in 31 tracts. 

274 acres 
Tract # 18 - on Falling Creek an eastern corner of his survey of 1000 acres, then 
north 156 poles to a white oak. then east 282 poles to a dogwood and hickory on 

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Stocklcy Donelson's line of a survey of 1000 acres, then along his line south 156 
to said Nash*s corner on said Donelson's line, then along the said Nash's line to 
the beginning. Original grant No. 3105. 

Tract # 19 - on Falling Creek, an eastern branch of Stones River. Beginning at 
William Nash's corner a hickory and dogwood, it being Nash's northeast corner, 
then north 500 poles to a white oak & dogwood, then west 320 poles toa stake, 
then south 500 poles crossing the creek to an elm, William Nash's northwest 
comer, then along his line east 320 poles to the beginning. Land granted to said 
Donelson as assignee of Humphry McCumber by grant No. 3 106 for 1000 acres. 
Tract # 2 1 - One other tract in Sumner County on the north of Falling Creek, a 
branch of Stones River. Begining at John Marshall's northwest comer of his 
survey of 228 acres, being his second survey from the mouth of the creek, then 
north 306 poles to a hickory, then west 240 to a white oak, then south 306 poles 
to a stake on Marshall's line, then along the same east 240 poles to the beginning. 
Contains 457 acres. Granted to Stockley Donelson as assignee of Ralph Davis. 
Grant No. 3108. 

Tract #22 - One other tract on the east side of Stones River on a branch. Begin- 
ning at Lewis Wells's southeast corner a hickory and ash, then along Redmond 
Barry's line south 320 poles to two dogwoods on said Barry's line, then west 183 
poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a hickory in the said Lewis Wells's line, 
then along the same east 183 poles to the beginning. Contains 365 acres. Granted 
to Donelson as assignee of Absolum Winday by grant No. 3109. 

S. Donelson & William Terrell April 18, 1798 page 326 

Indenture made March 13, 1796. For the sum of 5760 Willouby Williams of 
Glasgow County, N. C, has sold Stockley Donelson & William Terrell of Knox 
County 18 tracts containing 11, 748 acres. 

Tract # 17 - Original grant No. 2493 on Stones River about 2!/ 2 miles southeast of 
a survey of Phillips & Campbell No. 43. Beginning at a walnut running west 320 
poles to an ash, then south 320 poles to a walnut, then east 320 poles to an oak, 
then north 320 poles to the beginning. Grant dated April 4, 1794. Contains 640 
acres. 

Tract # 18 - Original grant No. 2494 dated April 1. 1794. Contains 640 acres on 
Stones River about VA south of a survey of Phillips & Campbell. Beginning at an 
ash running west 320 poles to a hickory, then south 320 poles to a walnut, then 
east 320 poles to a walnut, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 

James Watson April 18, 1798 page 330 

Indenture made December 12. 1796. For the sum of one dollar, Stockley Donelson 
of Knox County has sold to James Watson of Alexandria, Virginia, sixteen tracts 
of Land. 

Tract # 1 - On the first creek east of the Pond Lick Creek, a branch of Stones 
River in sumner County. Distinguished by the number 2710. Beginning at the 
place where the upper line of survey No. 3154 of said Donelson crosses said 
creek, then along that line south 160 poles to a hickory, then east 320 poles to a 
red oak. then north 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles, then south to the 



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beginning. Contains 640 acres. 

Tract # 3 - On the north fork of the first creek east of the Pond Lick in Sumner 

County distinguished by No. 2713. Beginning at the upper line of a survey of 

said Donelson No. at a small sugartree. then west along that line 160 poles 

to a hickory, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to a stake, then 
south 320 poles to a stake, then west to the beginning. Contains 640 acres. 
Tract # 4 - Also on the first creek east of the Pond Lick Creek in Sumner County 
No. 2714, contains 640 acres. Beginning at the place where the upper line of said 

Donelson" s survey No. crosses the said creek, then with that line south 

160 poles to a red oak. then east 320 poles to tA\o dogwoods, then north 320 
poles crossing said creek to a stake, then west 320 poles to a stake, then south to 
the beginning. 

Tract # 5 - A tract on Stones River about mile south from Stones Lick and 

on both sides of the Buffalo Road leading from the Lick to Suggs Creek in 
Davidson County. Grant No. 275 contains 640 acres. Beginning at Hay's comer 
on a black oak, then east 320 poles to an ash & dogwood on Dixon "s line, then 
south 320 poles crossing the Buffalo Road to a stake, then west 320 poles to a 
stake, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 

Tract # 6 - A tract on Stones River No. 2716 contains 640 acres. Beginning at a 
mulberry the northeast comer of Ebenezer Brooks, then east 452 poles to a hickory 
and white oak, then north 226 poles to an ash and walnut, then west 452 poles (o 
an ash. then south 226 poles to the beginning. 

Tract # 7 - On the north fork of the first creek east of Pond Lick in Sumner 
County No. 2717 containing 640 acres. Beginning at a red oak and dogwood, a 
corner of a tract of Ethrel Donelson. then west with that line 160 poles to a 
hickory and dogwood, then south 320 poles to an ash. then 320 poles to a stake, 
then north 320 poles to a stake, the east to the beginning. 
Tract # 8 - On the north fork of the first creek east of Pond Lick and almost 3 
miles above the Buffalo Road leading to Bradley's Lick in Simmer County con- 
taining 640 acres No. 2720. Beginning at a red oak & dogwood on the west side 
of the creek at a lick, then west 160 poles to a hickory and dogwood, then north 
320 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles crossing the creek to a stake, then south 
320 poles to a stake, then west to the beginning. 

Tract # 10 - A tract on Hurricane & Harts Spring Creek No. 2722 containing 640 
acres. Beginning at two sugartree saplings on Daniel Frazer's east boundary, 
then east 320 poles to a sugartree and black oak. then south 320 poles to an ash & 
elm. Cobb"s northeast corner, west 320 poles to a white oak. said Frazer's south- 
east comer, then north to the beginning. 

Tract # 1 1 - On Stones River No. 2723 contains 640 acres. Beginning at a mul- 
berry, the northeast comer of Ebenezer Brook's, then east 452 poles to a white 
oak & hickory, then south 226 poles to a mulberry, then west 452 poles to a 
hickory, Brook's southeast comer, then north 226 poles to the beginning. 
Tract # 12 - A tract on Harts Spring branch. No. 2724. containing 640 acres. 

Beginning at a sugartree & black by a small sinkhole spring, the northeast 

corner of a survey No. 2930. then south 452 poles to an ash on Cobb's east 
boundary, then east 226 poles to a dogwood, then north 452 poles to a stake, then 
west 226 poles to the beginning. 
Tract # 13 - On Stones river about five miles south of a survey of Phillips & 

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Campbell survey No. (3155). The tract distinguished by the No. 2727 and con- 
tains 640 acres, grant dated July 20, 1796. Beginning at an ash & running west 
320 poles to a hickory, then south 320 poles to an ash, then east 320 poles to an 
oak, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 

Josiah Watson April 30, 1798 page 343 

Indenture made September 13, 1796. For the sum of one dollar, Stockley Donelson 
of Knox County has sold Josiah Watson of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Vir- 
ginia, several tracts of land. 

Tract # 2 - On the head branches of Stones Creek, a branch of Stones River, No. 
1627 contains 640 acres. Beginning at Samuel Donelson's southeast corner on 
James Harris's line then with Harris's line south 320 poles passing his comer to 
a dogwood then west 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a black oak, 
then along Donelson's line to the beginning. 

Tract # 3 - On Pond Lick Creek waters of Stones River in Sumner County No. 
2153 containing 640 acres. Beginning about 3 miles nearly mouth? of the Pond 
Lick at an elm and turkey oak, then south 320 poles to a dogwood, then east 320 
poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to the 
beginning. The above grant issued to John Bond on April 27 & April 20, 1793, 
and conveyed to Stockley Donelson. 

Tract # 4 - On Stones River No. 2712 containing 640 acres. Beginning at an elm 
20 poles east of Jason Thompson's dividing corner of two tracts, one of which he 
conveyed to Daniel McGordon, running then west 452 poles to a dogwood on 
John Thompson's north boundary, then north 226 poles to an elm, then east 452 
poles to a black oak, then south 226 poles to the beginning. 
Tract # 5 - On Mill Creek and Stones River No. 278 contains 640 acres. Begin- 
ning at a sugartree & elm being Richard Crosses's southeast corner, then north 
with Crosses's line 226 poles to Benjamin Flood's south boundary, then east 452 
poles to an elm, then south 226 poles to a dogwood, then west to the beginning. 
Tract # 6 - A tract on Stones River No. 2725. Beginning at a black oak on Phillip 
Phillip's boundary being John Bucchanan's southwest corner, then south 286 
poles to a dogwood on Benjamin Flood's north boundary, then east 358 poles to 
an elm, then north 286 poles to an ash, then west to the beginning. Contains 640 
acres. The last 3 tracts granted to Stockley Donelson July 20, 1796. 

Josiah Watson May 1, 1798 page 345 

Indenture made July 6, 1796. For the sum of 1600 dollars, Stockley Donelson of 
Hawkins County has sold to Josiah Watson of Alexandria in Fairfax County 
Virginia the following land. 

Tract # 1 - On Stones River about 4!/ 2 miles east of a survey of Phillips & Campbell 
No. 3155. Tract contains 640 acres, originally granted to Willouby Williams, 
assignee of William Davis, by patent No. 2488 on April 1, 1794. Beginning at a 
walnut running south 320 poles to an ash, then east 320 poles to a hickory, then 
north 320 poles to a mulberry, then west 320 poles to the beginning. 
Tract # 2 - On Stones River about VA miles southeast of a survey of Phillips & 
Campbell No. 3155. Granted to Willouby Williams, assignee of Amos Davidson, 
by patent No. 2489 dated April 1, 1794. Beginning at a hickory running south 
320 poles to a walnut, then west 320 poles to the beginning. 

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Tract # 3 - On Stones River about 1 mile southeast of Phillips & Campbell sur- 
vey No. 3155. Contains 640 acres. Beginning at a hickory and running south 320 
poles to an oak. then east 320 poles to a dogwood, then north 320 poles to a 
stake, then west 320 poles to the beginning. Land granted to Willouby Williams, 
assignee of John McCoy, by patent No. 2490 dated April 1. 1794. 
Tract # 4 - On Stones River about 2 l A miles from a survey of Phillips & Campbell 
No. 3 155. Contains 640 acres and begins at a hickory running north 320 poles to 
an oak, then east 320 poles to a dogwood, then south 320 poles to a walnut, then 
west 320 poles to the beginning. Land granted to Willouby Williams by patent 
2491 as assignee of Solomon Dantly and dated April 1, 1794. 
Tract # 5 - On Stones River about l A mile south of a survey No. 43 of Phillips & 
Campbell. Contains 640 acres and begins at a walnut running west 320 poles to 
a mulberry, then south 320 poles to an ash. then east 320 poles to a walnut, then 
320 poles to the beginning. Grant issued to Willouby Williams. No. 2492. as 
assignee of John Capehart on April 1. 1794. All the tract of Willouby Williams 
com eyed to said Stockley Donelson by deed. 

Thomas Harris May 2. 1798 page 350 

North Carolina Grant No. 1579. Capt. Thomas Harris is granted 2057 acres on 
the east waters of the west fork of Stones River. Beginning at William Mitchel"s 
southeast corner of a 1000 acre tract which adjoins Col. Archibald Lytle's ser- 
vice right of 7400 acres on the east. Runs north with said Mitchel"s line 100 
chains to a hickory, then east 196 chains to a black oak. then south 105 chains to 
a stake, then west 196 chains to a dogwood, then north 5 chains to the beginning. 
Surveyed on November 30, 1792, by Robert Weakley, D. S., in consequence of 
a military warrant No. 179. Located November 12. 1785. Grant dated April 27. 
1793. 

Josiah Watson May 2. 1798 page 350 

Indenture made July 6, 1796. For the sum of 1994 dollars. Stockley Donelson of 
Hawkins County has sold to Josiah Watson of Alexandria in Fairfax County. 
Virginia, several tracts of land. 

Tract # 4 - On Stones River joining Capt. Joseph Rhoads"s east boundary of a 
3840 acres. Contains 640 acres which was granted to James Glasgow, assignee 
of Benjamin Chadwick. No. 2547 dated October 19. 1795. Begins at a hickory 
on the east boundary of said Rhoads"s survey, then south 320 poles to a walnut, 
then east 320 poles to an ash. then north 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles 
to the beginning. 

Tract # 5 - On the waters of Stones River joining Capt. Joseph Rhoad's east 
boundary of 3840 acres. Contains 640 acres and was granted to James Glasgow 
as assignee of John Drawhorn. Grant No. 2548 dated October 19. 1795. and all 
the tract of James Glasgow conveyed to Stockley Donelson by deed dated March 
3. 1796. Beginning at a walnut 5 poles south of Rhoad's northeast comer run- 
ning east 320 poles to a hickory, then north 320 poles to an oak. then west 320 
poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to the beginning. 

James Watson May 4. 1798 page 360 

Indenture made July 4, 1798. For the sum of 5000 dollars. Josiah Watson has 

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sold James Watson, both of Alexandria. Fairfax County, Virginia, the tract in the 
above indenture and some other tracts. 

Stockley Donelson May 7. 1798 page 371 

Indenture made March 3, 1796. For the sum of 2000 Spanish milled dollars. 
James Glasgow of Glasgow County. N. C. has sold Stockley Donelson several 
Tracts of land. The tracts include the ones listed at the top of this page - see above 
tracts, 4 & 5. 

Christopher Waggoner May 9, 1798 page 373 

Indenture made February 17, 1798. For the sum of 400 dollars, Benjamin Knox 
has sold Christopher Waggoner 200 acres on McCrorys Creek on waters of Stones 
River. Being a part of 640 acre tract originally granted to William Moore. Begin- 
ning at said Knox"s southeast corner a red oak, then north 187 poles to a stake, 
then west 172 poles to a black walnut corner, then south 187 poles to an iron- 
wood corner, then east 172 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. - James Gallaspy & Cornelius Waggoner. 

Charles Hays May 11. 1798 page 377 

For the sum of 300 pounds. Hardy Royal:and his wife. Rachel, of Sampson County, 
N. C, have sold Charles Hays 400 acres on the west waters of Stones River. 
Beginning at a white oak and dogwood on Comilius Ruddles's west boundary, 
then south with said line 180 poles to a white oak and dogwood, then east with 
said Ruddles" s 105 poles to a dogwood, then south 120 poles to an elm, then 
west 220 to an ash, then north 300 poles to a cedar, then east 168 poles to the 
beginning. It being a tract granted to Samuel Bucchanan by patent dated August 
1, 1787. 

JohnMcGaugh May 11. 1798 page 378 

Indenture made April 9. 1798. For the sum of 399 dollars. Thomas Molloy has 
sold John McGaugh two tracts of land on Overalls Creek. One tract of 228 acres 
was granted to said Molloy on April 10, 1797, by patent No. 2981. Beginning at 
a hackberry and large beech on the west boundary of Overall's & King's pre- 
emption running west 120 poles to a sugartree and two dogwoods, then south 
262 poles to a stake, then east 210'/ 2 poles to an ash, then north 55'/ 2 poles to 
Overall's & King's south Boundary, then west 90 poles to a buckeye and two 
ashes their southwest corner, then north to the beginning. 

Another tract on Overalls Creek adjoining the upper line of the aforesaid 
tract running west 96 poles to a large sugartree. then south 120 poles to a stake, 
then north to the beginning. Grant to said Molloy by patent No. 307 dated April 
10. 1797. Contains 72 acres. 

Also 6 acres being part of a tract of Thomas Molloy on Overall Creek. 
Beginning at the southeast comer of the said tract of 72 acres on Jeremiah Smith's 
west boundary, running south 10 poles to John Gray Blount's north boundary, 
then with his line west 96 poles, then north 10 poles to the southwest corner of 
the said 72 acres, then east to the beginning. 



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Robert Weakley May 11. 1798 page 379 

Indenture made March 10, 1798. For the sum of 500 dollars. Shadrack Jones has 
sold Robert Weakley 274 acres in the forks of Stones River and Stuarts Creek. 
Beginning at a large black oak Thomas James's southwest corner, nins with said 
James's line north 67 chains to a stake said James's corner on James Bodine's 
line, then with Bodine's line north 76 degrees west 29 chains crossing Stuarts 
Creek to a stake said Bodine's corner on William Alexander's line, then south 
with said Alexander's line 22 degrees west 80 chains to an ash said Weakley's 
comer of a 274 acre tract, then east 58 chains to the beginning. Contains 274 
acres it being the balance of a preemption granted to Shadrack Jones as heir of 
Abraham Jones. Grant No. 363. dated June 26. 1793. 

Thomas Lancaster May 14. 1798 page 382 

Indenture made June 10, 1797. For the sum of 100 dollars. John McNairy has 
sold Thomas Lancaster 100 acres being part of a 640 acre tract granted the said 
John by a grant dated September 9. 1796. Beginning at a hickory and ironwood 
sapling being the third corner of said 640 acre tract, running then north 128 poles 
to a stake, then east 125 poles to a stake, then south 128 poles to a stake, then 
west 125 poles to the beginning. 

Josiah Watson May 18, 1798 page 390 

Indenture made August 14. 1796. For the sum of 30.000 dollars. Stockley 
Donelson has sold Josiah Watson of Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia, 35 
tracts of land. 

Trace #34 - On the head of the south branches of Stones Creek. No. 1601 con- 
taining 640 acres. Beginning at the southeast comer of a survey of John Donelson, 
then with Samuel Donelson's line south 320 poles passing his corner to a black 
oak. then west 320 poles to a white oak, then north 320 poles to a stake in said 
Donelson's line, then along the same east 320 poles to the beginning. 
Tract # 35 - On the head branches of Stones & Sugg Creeks No. 1608. Beginning 
at the southwest comer of James Harris, then with his line east 280 poles to his 
corner a black oak, then south 360 1 /4 poles to an ash. then west 280 poles to a 
stake, then north 365'/2 poles to the beginning. Contains 640 acres. The last two 
tracts granted to John Bond by patent dated April 27, 1793, and conveyed by 
Bond to Stockley Donelson. 

Josiah Watson May 19. 1797 page 398 

Indenture made August 25. 1796. For the sum of five shillings. Stockley Donelson 
& William Terrell of Knox Count)-, have sold seven tracts of land to Josiah Watson 
of Alexndria in Fairfax County. Virginia. 

Tract # 1 - On Stones River joining Capt. Joseph Rhoads's east boundry of a tract 
of 3840 acres. Distinguished by the No. 2550 and begins at a walnut on said 
Rhoads's east boundary' runs east 456 poles to a hickory, then south 226 poles to 
a stake, the west 456 poles to an oak, then north 226 poles to the beginning. 
Contains 640 acres. 

Tract # 3 - On Stones River about VA miles south of a survey of Phillips & 
Campbell No. 3390. Contains 640 acres and the No. 2561 of the grant. Begin- 
ning at a hickory and running west 320 poles to a walnut, then south 320 poles to 

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an oak, then east 320 poles to an oak, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 
Tract # 4 - On a branch of the Pond Lick Branch, a branch of Stones River about 
one mile east of the Pond Lick Road, the No. 2574, and contains 640 acres. 
Beginning at said Donelson & Terrell "s northeast corner then along their line 
west 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a black oak, then east 320 poles 
to a black oak and dogwood, then south to the beginning. 
Tract # 5 - On the head of Pond Lick Creek, a branch of Stones river, about 4 
miles above the lick in Sumner County described by No. 2577. Begimiing on the 
east boundary of said Donelson & Terrell survey of 3840 acres, at a black oak, 
then east 320 poles to a small walnut tree, then north 320 poles to a stake, then 
west 320 poles to a white oak, then south 320 poles to the beginning. Grant dated 
March 7, 1796. 

Tract # 6 - On the head of Pond Lick Creek on waters of Stones River about 5 
miles above the lick, described by No. 2553 and contains 640 acres. Beginning 
at a white oak and black oak on the east boundary of a survey made by said 
Donelson, then east 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to an ash and 
dogwood, then west 320 poles to a black oak, then to the beginning. 
Tract # 7 - On the head of Pond Lick Creek about 4 miles above the lick. De- 
scribed by No. 2575and contains 640 acres. Beginning at the said Donelson's 
corner a white oak on the east boundary of a 3840 acre survey, then along said 
Donelson's line east 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a stake, then 
west 320 poles to a black and white oak, then south to the beginning. 

William McClish May 21,1798 page 403 

Indenture made , 1798. For the sum of 200 dollars, John McGaugh has 

sold William McClish 150 acres on lower Overall Creek. Beginning at two small 
dogwoods, then east to a large beach 122 poles, then south on Isaac Patton's 
known by Overall's preemption line 196 poles, then 122 poles to a stake, then 
north 196 poles to the beginning. 

William Nolen May 22, 1798 page 403a 

Indenture made April , 1798. For 180 dollars, Jason Thompson has sold Wil- 
liam Nolan 104/2 acres being part of a tract of 640 acres granted to said Jason 
Thompson No. 1069. Beginning at a dogwood and sugartree 186 poles west of a 
cherry tree the beginning corner of said tract on the south boundary, then north 
88 to a dogwood and white oak, then west 190 poles to a stake, then south 88 
poles to a stake, then west 190 poles to the beginning. 



James Bodene May 26, 1798 page 415 

Indenmre made July 17, 1798. For the sum of 278 dollars, Shadrack Jones has 
sold James Bodene 166 acres in the forks of Stones River and Stuarts Creek. 
Beginning at a cedar on the bluff of said river and mns north 76 degrees west 60 
chains crossing Stuarts Creek to a stake, then north 22 degrees east 23 chains to 
a white oak and sugartree at the mouth of said creek, the original beginning 
corner of the preemption, then up the river with the meanders to the beginning. 
Being a part of a preemption granted to Shadrack Jones No. 363 dated June 26, 
1793. 

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Robert Hamilton May 27, 1798 page 419 

Indenture made April 10. 1798. For 200 dollars. William Nash has sold Robert 
Hamilton 200 acres on the east side of Stones River on Suggs Creek or the first 
creek above Stoners Lick Creek. Being a part of a grant of 274 acres to Bryant 
Whitfield and conveyed by deed to William Nash. Grant No. 1911 dated May 
20, 1793. Beginning at a line and other marked trees at the northwest corner of 
Oswald Towns preemption near said creek, then south 222 X A poles to a stake, 
then west 144 poles to a stake, then north 202 Va poles to a stake, then east 144 to 
the beginning. 

Timothy O'Neal May 29. 1798 page 421 

Indenture made Sept. 5, 1797. For 215. John Caffrey has sold to Timothy O'Neal 
108 acres on a small south fork of Stoners Creek which runs in at Stoners Lick 
and one mile east of said lick. Beginning at a white oak on Michael Stoners "s line 
running south 139 poles to a poplar and dogwood, then east 98 poles to a white 
oak. then north 48 poles to an elm and cedar on the creek bank, then up the creek 
as it meanders to a red oak and ash. then north 76 poles to a hickory and black 
gum. then west 158 poles to the begiiming. 

John Caffrey & George M. Deadrick May 31. 1798 page 428 

Indenture made December 9. 1797. For 2500 dollars. Josiah Watson of Alexan- 
dria in Fairfax Count), Virginia, has sold John Caffrey and George M. Deadrick 
several tracts of land. 

Tract # 1 - A tract granted to Stockley Donelson. assignee of James Dagetby. 
dated July 20. 1796. containing 640 acres. No. 2712. beginning at an elm Jason 
Thompson's dividing corner of two tracts. One of which conveyed to Daniel 
McGooden. then west 452 poles to a dogwood on John Thompson's north line, 
then north 226 poles to an elm. then east 452 poles to a black oak then south 226 
poles to the beginning. Located on the waters of Stones River. 
Tract # 4 - A tract on Stones River of 640 acres granted to Stockley Donelson. 
assignee of Jessee Donelson dated July 26. 1796. and No. 2725. Beginning at a 
black oak on Phillips's east boundary, being John Bucchanans southwest cor- 
ner, then south 286 poles to a dogwood on Benjamin Flood's north boundary 
then east 358 poles to an elm. then north 286 poles to an ash. then west to the 
beginning. 

Leven Powell & Cuthbert Powell June 1. 1798 page 430 

Indenmre made January 15, 1798. For one dollar. James Watson has sold Leven 
Powell & Cuthbert Powell all of Alexandria. Fairfax County, Virginia, the fol- 
lowing tracts of land. 

Tract # 1 - On Stones River distinguished by the No. 2732 of the patent contain- 
ing 640 acres. Beginning at a mulberry the northeast comer of Ebenezer Brooks, 
then east 452 poles to a white oak and hickory, then south 226 poles to a mul- 
berry, then west 452 poles to a hickory, Brook's southeast comer, then north 226 
poles to the beginning. 

Tract # 2 - On Stones River about five miles south of a survey of Phillips & 
Campbell No. 3155. Beginning at an ash. running west 320 poles to a hickory, 
then south 320 poles to an ash. then east 320 poles to an oak. then north 320 

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poles to the beginning. Distinguished by the patent No. 2727 and granted to 
Stockley Donelson dated July 20, 1796, containing 640 acres. 

Stockley Donelson June 1, 1798 page 431 

Two land grants from North Carolina as described above. One is numbered 2723 
and is the same description as tract # 1. The other numbered 2727 is the same as 
tract # 2. 

Thomas Gibbons June 3, 1798 page 433 

Indenture made February 28. 1798. For 100 dollars, Stockley Donelson has sold 
by his attorney, William Hord, 640 acres a small distance above the mouth of 
Stones River joining lands of John Donelson including a spring by the name of 
Stockley's Spring to Thomas Gibbons of Hawkins County. (No boundary de- 
scriptions.) 

Thomas James August 13, 1798 page 44 

Indenture made July 15, 1798. For three hundred Spanish milled dollars, Shadrack 
Jones has sold 200 acres to Thomas James. Located in the forks of Stones River 
and Stuarts Creek, being part of a preemption granted said Jones by Grant No. 
363 dated June 26, 1793. Beginning at a large black oak, Robert Weakley's, runs 
north 67 chains to a stake on James Bodene"s line, with said Bodene"s line 76 
degrees east 3 1 chains to a cedar the said Bodene's corner on Stones River, then 
up said river south 37 degrees east 8 chains to a cedar the original corner of said 
preemption, then with the old line south 53 chains to an ironwood, then west 35 
chains to the beginning. Wit - Betsy Jones & Jempsey Gullage. 

John Caffrey August 14, 1798 page 446 

Indenture made March 6. 1798. For 2400 dollars. Benjamin Knox has sold 440 
acres to John Caffrey. Located on Stones River being originally granted to Wil- 
liam Moore and conveyed by Moore to said Knox. Beginning at a poplar corner, 
then east 280 poles to an ironwood comer of Christopher Waggoner's land, then 
north 181 poles to a black walnut comer on said Waggoner's land, then east 172 
to a stake comer on the original line, then north 45 poles to a white oak comer, 
then west 452 poles to a hackberry corner, then south 226 poles to the beginning. 

James Campbell August 16, 1798 page 450 

Indenmre made June 28, 1798. For 400 dollars, John Caffrey has sold James 
Campbell 214 acres on Hamilton Creek on the waters of Stones River. Begin- 
ning at an elm 20 poles east of Jason Thompson's dividing comer of two tracts, 
one which he conveyed to Daniel McGoodin. running then 152 poles to a stake 
then north 220 poles to a stake, then east 152 poles to a black oak, then south 226 
poles to the beginning. 

Thomas Thompson August 20, 1798 page 452 

North Carolina Grant No. 729. Thomas Thompson, assignee of private John 
Stepp, is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stoncrs Lick Creek on the 
east side of Stones River. Beginning at the corner of Stephen Brooks's survey on 



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a white ash. running east 320 poles to two dogwoods, then south 320 poles to a 
dogwood and ash. then west 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to the 
beginning. Grant dated July 11. 1788. 

David Scott August 20. 1798 page 454 

Indenture made July 20. 1795. For 100 pounds, Joseph Harrison has sold to 
David Scott 640 acres on waters of Stones River. Beginning at a honey locust 
and elm on Capt. James Bradley's north boundary, then east with said line 320 
poles to a poplar, being a corner to said Bradley, then north 320 poles to a stake, 
then west 320 poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to the beginning. 

John Stockerd August 24, 1798 page 465 

Indenture made April 1. 1798. For 100 pounds Virginia money, Robert Spotswood 
Russell of Kentucky has sold John Stockerd 280 acres on the west fork of Stuarts 
Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at a dogwood and red oak the south- 
west comer of said Russell preemption, then north 320 poles to his northwest 
comer, then east 140 poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to a stake, then west 
140 poles to the beginning. 

John Caffrey August 28. 1798 page 468 

Indenture made June 22, 1798. For 1 155 dollars. James Todd has sold John Caffrey 
231 acres. Beginning at the junction of Stones River with the Cumberland, run- 
ning then down the Cumberland with its meanders 1 93 poles to a hickory, then 
with the lines of a survey conveyed by Nicholas Conrad to David Bucchanan 
south 103 poles to a cherry, then east 196 poles to a red bud, on the bank of 
Stones River, then down Stones River to the beginning. 

Lewis Perkins August 30. 1798 page 470 

Indenture made June 6, 1798. For the sum of 320 dollars. David Vaughn and his 
wife. Susannah Vaughn, as administrators of William Overall, deceased, have 
sold Lewis Perkins 320 acres on Overall Creek. Beginning at a honey locust, 
beginning comer to William Overall's & Martin King's preemption, running 
south 226 poles to a stake, then west 226 poles to a stake, then north 226 poles to 
the nowthwest corner of said Overall's and King's preemption, then east to the 
beginning. 

John Watson October 29. 1798 page 476 

Indenture made February 14, 1798. For 600 dollars. John Donelson has sold 
John Watson of Prince Edward Count}'. Virginia. 300 acres being part of a 640 
acres lying on Stoners Creek. Beginning at a cherry tree and dogwood, then west 
176 poles to a black oak. then north 240 poles to a stake. Hugh Logan's comer, 
then along his line east 40 poles to a locust and elm. then north 50 poles to a 
stake, then east 136 poles to a white oak and two cedars, then south 290 poles to 
the beginning. 

Thomas Talbott November 31.1 798 page 484 

Indenture made November 22. 1797. For 550 dollars. Noah Sugg has sold to 
Thomas Talbott 640 acres in Sumner County on the waters of Stones River. 

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Beginning at an elm and turkey oak then northwest corner of John Bond's 640 
acre survey, then east with said Bonds's line 320 poles to a poplar, then north 
320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to a stake and marked trees, then south 
320 poles to the beginning. 

Thomas Talbott November 6, 1789 page 489 

Indenture made August 28, 1798. For 140 dollars, Micajah Barrow has sold Thom- 
as Talbott 140 acres conveyed to him by George A. Sugg being part of said 
Sugg's 640 acre grant No. 921. Lying on the east fork of Stones River on part of 
the north boundary of John Read's survey. Beginning at said Read's northeast 
corner, then west with said Read's line 70 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles 
to a stake, then east 70 poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to the beginning. 

William Gammell November 7. 1798 page 491 

Indenture made September 27, 1798. For the sum of 600 dollars. Ebenezer 
Alexander of Logan County, Kentucky, has sold William Gammell 320 acres on 
Hurricane Creek on the waters of Stones River. Being a part of a tract granted 
said Alexander as assignee of James Millican, heir of Joseph Millican. Begin- 
ning at a stake on the south boundary of said tract 170 poles from the southeast 
corner of said tract, running 150 poles (so in the deed) so. to an ash and elm 
being the southwest corner of the original tract, then west (so in deed) 320 poles 
to a white hickory, then No. (?) 150 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to the 
beginning. 



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Deeds on Stones River from 
Davidson County Deeds Volume E 

Simon Alderson August 4. 1798 page 17 

North Carolina Grant No. 2270. Simon Alderson a commissioned officer in the 
Continental Line is granted 1000 acres on the waters of the west fork of Stones 
River. Beginning at an ash William Gills northwest corner on the continental 
line 40 chains west of said river and runs west with said line 80 chains to an elm. 
then north 125 chains to a dogwood, then east 80 chains to a stake, then south 
125 chains to the beginning. Surveyed by John Davis on November 27. 1792. in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 2071. Located November 24. 1792. Grant 
dated May 20. 1793. (On back of the grant, certifies that 800 acres of the above 
land is taken away by prior locations.) 

Joel Wall August 6. 1798 page 19 

North Carolina Grant No. 2280. Joel Wall, a no. commissioned officer in the 
Contienental Line, is granted 1000 acres on the waters of the west fork of Stones 
Riv er. Beginning at an elm Simon Aldersoifs southwest corner on the Continen- 
tal Line 100/2 west of said Stones River nins west with said line 80 chains to a 
black oak, then north 125 chains to an ash. then east 80 chains to a dogwood said 
Alderson corner, then with his line south 125 chains to the begiiming. Surveyed 
by John Davis, D.S.. on November 30, 1792. in consequence of a military war- 
rant No. 2029. Located November 29, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. (James 
Glasgow certifies that 300 acres of the above grant is taken by other surveys. 

John Gray & Thomas Blount August 7, 1798 page 22 

Indenture made July 20, 1794. For the sum of 500 pounds. Joel Wall has sold 
John Gray and Thomas Blount 1000 acres on the waters of the west fork of 
Stones River. Beginning at an elm. Simon Alderson s southwest comer on the 
continental line 1 V-i miles west of Stones Riv er. runs west with the continental 
line 80 chains to a black oak. then north 125 chains to an ash. then east 80 chains 
to a dogwood, said Alderson's corner, then with his line south 125 poles to the 
beginning. 

John Gray Blount August 8. 1798 page 26 

Indenture made March 29. 1796. For 200 pounds. John Eburn has sold to John 
Gray Blount of Beaufort County. N. C. a tract of land on the west fork of Stones 
Riv er. Beginning at a locust & mulberry about four miles below the first line run 
by the commissioners and about '/> mile below the mouth of the upper spring 
branch on the east side of said fork*, then west 178 chains & 80 links to a dog- 
wood, then north 92 chains to a stake, then east 178 chains & 80 links to the 
beginning. 

*and runs 92 chains to a white oak and dogwood in the east side of said 

fork. 
Contains 1645 acres except such parts the said Eburn has sold to Alexander 
Breckinridge. 



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Edward Harris August 9. 1798 page 29 

Indenture made May 17, 1796. For the sum of 3413 dollars. Gen. Frederick Hargett 
of Jones County, N. C, has sold Edward Harris of Craven County, 
N. C, several tracts of land. 

Tract # 4 - 640 acres on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a walnut, then 
east crossing the south fork of the east fork 320 poles to a hickory, then south 
320 poles to an elm, then west 320 poles to a stake, north 320 poles to the begin- 
ning. Land granted to Frederick Hargett as assignee of John Bradfher. Dated 
May 20, 1793. 

Tract # 6 - 274 acres on the south fork of Stones River. Beginning at an ash said 
Hargett southeast corner of a tract warrant No. 605, then west with his line 60 
chains to a hickory his corner, then south 45 chains & 70 links to a white oak, 
then east 60 chains to a stake, then north 45 chains & 70 links to the beginning. 
Being a tract granted to said Hargett, assignee of James Jones, dated May 20, 
1793. 

Tract # 7 - 274 acres on the south side of Cumberland River on the head waters 
of Overall Creek. Beginning at a small hickory and sugartree on the west bluff of 
said creek. John Gray Blount and Thomas Blount "s northwest corner, then with 
their line south 60 chains to a beach, then west 45 chains & 70 links to an elm, 
then north 60 chains to a stake, then east 45 chains & 70 links to the beginning. 
Granted to said Hargett as assignee of Philone Morris dated May 20, 1793. 
Tract # 8 - 274 acres on the south fork of the east fork. Beginning at an ash then 
west 60 chains to a hickory, then north 45 chains & 70 links to a dogwood, then 
east 60 chains to a stake, then south 45 chains & 70 links to the beginning. Granted 
to said Hargett as assignee of William Parks, dated May 20, 1793. 

John Cockrill January 9, 1799 page 37 

North Carolina Grant No. 183. John Cockrill as assignee of Martin Armstrong, a 
surveyor, is granted 420 acres on the east side of Stones River. Begiiming at the 
mouth of the first creek above Stoners Creek, then down the river with its mean- 
ders 340 poles to a cluster of sycamores on the lower point of an island, then 
north 23 1 poles to a dogwood, east 332 poles to an ash. then south 160 poles to 
the beginning. Surveyed on August 10, 1790, by John Bucchanan, D. S. Entered 
January 16, 1789. Grant dated , 1790. 

Howell Tatum February 11, 1799 page 39 

Indenture made December 14, 1798. For 320 dollars, John Permot Wiggins as 
attorney for the heirs of Henry Wiggins, deceased, has sold Howell Tatum the 
part of a tract of land on Overall Creek of Stones River that was granted to said 
Howell Tatum and Henry Wiggins and now belongs to the heirs of Henry Wiggins. 
Tract contains 640 acres and was granted to Tatum & Wiggins as assignees of 
Britain Jones (Dec) 6. 1793. Beginning at two elms and a dogwood in Joel Walls's 
west boundary & southeast corner of said Tatum 's & Wiggins' s tract as assign- 
ees of William Kelly, running west 452 poles to the southwest comer of the said 
tract, walnut, hickory and dogwood, then south 2261/2 poles to an ash, dogwood 
and mulberry, then east 452 poles to two elms and a walnut, then north to the 
beginning. 

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Gottlib Kraus February 13. 1799 page 41 

North Carolina Grant No. 1171. Gottlib Kraus is granted 640 acres as assignee of 
private John Ready. Located on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a 
sugartree on the first line run by the commissioners in 1783 and about ten chains 
east of said fork, then south 60 chains to an elm in a flat of cedars, then 106 
chains & 70 links to a hickory, then north 60 chains to a stake on said line, then 
with said line east 106 chains & 70 links to the beginning. Surveyed by Robert 
Weakley on March 14. 1788. in consequence of a military warrant No. 2155. 
Grant dated (Mar.) 26. 1789. 

Gideon Rucker February 14. 1799 page 43 

Indenture made November 3, 1798. For 2000 dollars. George M. Deaderick has 
sold to Gideon Rucker of Amherst County, Virginia, a tract of 502 Vz acres on the 
east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a hickory on the east side of a ridge on the 
east boundary of Robert Weakley's survey of 640 acres and 7 chains south of his 
northeast comer, then miming east 90 chains to a white ash on the side of a high 
ridge, then south 55 chains & 23 1/3 links to a stake, then west 90 chains to a 
stake, then north 55 chains & 23 1/3 links to the beginning. 

Thomas Talbott February 15. 1799 page 45 

Indenture made December 4, 1797. Jonathan Wishart & William Harrison of 
Robinson County. N. C, have sold for 500 dollars to Thomas Talbott 500 acres 
on the main east fork of Stones River. It being a part of a tract of 640 acres. 
Beginning at a poplar. John Read's northwest comer, then north 320 poles to an 
elm. then east 250 poles to a stake in said line, then south 320 poles to a stake. 
then west 250 poles to the beginning. 

Henry Shannon February 19. 1799 page 47 

Indenture made June 30. 1798. For the sum of 100 dollars. Henry Foster & 
Frederick Foster have sold Henry Shannon 100 acres on the waters of Stones 
River. Beginning at a black oak. the northeast comer of William Gowen's pre- 
emption then east 160 poles to an ash and dogwood, then south 100 poles to a 
hickory saplin. then west 160 poles to a stake by a black oak on said Gowen's 
east boundary, then north with said line to the beginning. 

Gideon Rucker February 20, 1799 page 48 

Indenture made November 20. 1798. For the sum of 640 dollars. George M. 
Deadrick has sold Gideon Rucker of Virginia 640 acres on the waters of the first 
creek that runs into the east fork of Stones River on the east side above the mouth 
of Bradley's Creek. Beginning at a black walnut and ash miming south crossing 
a branch at 80 poles, another at 164 poles, in all 320 poles to an ironwood. north- 
east comer to John Marshall, then east with his line 320 poles to a stake, then 
north 320 poles to a stake west 320 poles to the beginning. 

Leander Hughs February 21, 1 799 page 5 1 

Indencture made January 24. 1798. For 150 dollars. William Nash has sold 
Leander Hughs 400 acres. Lying on the east side of Stones River on the first 

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creek above Stoners Lick Creek or Suggs Creek and on the east fork of said 
creek. Being part of a grant for 640 acres to William Nash No. 2776 dated Sep- 
tember 9, 1786. Beginning at a black oak southwest corner of a survey of 640 
acres granted to said William Nash and on Sugg's east boundary, then south with 
Sugg's line 50 poles crossing said fork to a black oak, his southeast corner, then 
west 173 poles with Sugg's line to a stake, then south 216 poles to a stake, then 
east 273 poles to a stake, then north 266 poles to a stake on the south boundary 
line of the said Nash's aforementioned 640 acres, then south with his line to the 
beginning. 

James Warnock February 27, 1799 page 56 

Indenture made January 3, 1799. For 250 dollars, William Nash has sold James 
Warnock 200 acres on the east side of Stones River on the east side of Suggs 
Creek. Beginning at a black oak and white oak at the southwest corner of a sur- 
vey of 640 acres granted by North Carolina to William Nash running north 168 
poles to an elm and dogwood, then east 190 poles to a post oak, then south 168 
poles to a mulberry, then west 190 poles to the beginning. 

John B. Evans February 28, 1799 page 57 

Indenture made September 10, 1798. For the sum of 1280 dollars, Howell Tatiun 
has sold John B. Evans of Philadelphia his interest in several tracts of land in all 
7560 acres. The said tract lying on Overall Creek of Stones River. Beginning at 
two elms and dogwood southeast corner of to the said Tatum's & Wiggin's tract 
of 640 acres granted to them as assignee of the heirs of William Kelly running 
then south 906 poles to two red oaks then west 452 poles to a stake, then north 
906 poles to a walnut, hickory and dogwood, then east 452 poles to the begin- 
ning. Land granted in 640 acre tract to Tatum and Hnery Wiggins. 

Stockley Donelson April 24, 1799 page 65 

North Carolina Grant No. 2722. Stockley Donelson is granted 640 acres as as- 
signee of private Burwell Hughs heirs, lying Hurricane and Harts Spring Creek. 
Beginning at two sugartree saplins in Daniel Frazer's east boundary line then 
east 320 poles to a sugartree and black oak, then south 320 poles to an ash and 
elm, Cobb's northeast corner, then west 320 poles to a white oak said Frazer's 
southeast corner, then north to the beginning. Surveyed by John Bucchanan, D. 
S., in consequence of a military warrant No. 2930. Located June 9, 1796. Grant 
dated July 20, 1796. 

Stockley Donelson April 24, 1799 page 65 

North Carolina Grant No. 2724. Stockley Donelson is granted 640 acres on Harts 
Spring branch as assignee of private Edward King heirs. Beginning at a sugartree 
and black oak by a small sink hole being the northeast corner of a survey No. 
2930 then south 452 poles to an ash on Cobb's east boundary, then east 226 
poles to a dogwood, then north 452 poles to a stake, then west 226 poles to the 
beginning. Surveyed on June 14, 1796, by John Bucchanan, D. S., in conse- 
quence of a military warrant No. 953. Located June 6, 1796. Grant dated July 20, 
1796. 



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Stockley Donelson April 24. 1799 page 66 

North Carolina Grant No. 3109. Stockley Donelson is granted 365 acres on a 
branch of Stones River on the east side as assignee of private Absolum Monday. 
Beginning at Lewis (Wills) southeast comer a hickory and ash. then along 
Rednond D. Barney's line south 320 poles to two dogwoods on said Barry's (?) 
line, then west 183 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a hickory on afore- 
said Lewis Wills's line, then along the same east 183 poles to the beginning. 
Sun eyed by William Nash. D. S.. in consequence of a military warrant No. 4256. 
Located February 20. 1797. Grant dated September 14. 1797. 

Stockley Donelson April 25, 1799 page 66 

North Carolina Grant No. 3 105. Stockley Donelson is granted 274 acres on Fall- 
ing Creek, an eastern branch of Stones River, as assignee of private James Pratt. 
Beginning at William Nash's northwest comer of his 1000 acre survey, then 
north 1 56 poles to a white oak. then east 1 82 poles to a dogwood and hickory on 
said Stockley Donelson's 1000 acre survey, then along his line south 156 to the 
said William Nash comer on said Donelson's line then along Nash's line to the 
beginning. Surveyed by William Nash. D. S.. in consequence of a military war- 
rant No. 4278. Entry dated February 20. 1797. Grant dated September 14. 1797. 

Stockley Donelson April 25. 1799 page 66 

North Carolina Grant No. 3106. Stockley Donelson is granted 1000 acres on 
Falling Creek, an eastern branch of Stones River, as assignee of Humphry 
McCutchn. a non commissioned officer. Beginning at William Nash's northeast 
corner a dogwood and hickory . then north 500 poles to a white oak and dog- 
wood, then west 320 poles to a stake, then south 500 poles crossing the creek to 
an elm. William Nash's northwest comer, then along the same 320 poles to the 
beginning. Sun eyed by William Nash. D.S.. in consequence of a military war- 
rant No. 4254. Entry dated Februry 20. 1797. Grant dated September 14. 1797. 

James Glasgow April 25. 1799 page 66 

North Carolina Grant No. 2548. James Glasgow is granted 640 acres as assignee 
of private John Drashorn. Lying on Stones River joining Capt. Joseph Rhodes's 
east boundary of 3840 acres. Beginning at a walnut 5 poles south of Rhodes's 
northeast comer running east 320 poles to a hickory, then north 320 poles to an 
oak. then west 320 poles to a stake, then south 320 poles to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed by William Marlin. D. S. December 21. 1792. in consequence of a mili- 
tary warrant No. . Located December 21. 1792. Grant dated October 19, 

1795. 

James Glasgow April 25. 1799 page 67 

North Carolina Grant No. 2547. James Glasgow is granted 640 acres as assignee 
of private Benjamin Chadwick. Lying on the waters of Stones River joining Capt. 
Rhodes's east boundary of 3840 acres. Beginning at a hickory on the east bound- 
ary of said Rhodes survey running south 320 poles to a walnut, then east 320 
poles to an ash. then north 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to the begin- 
ning. Sun eyed by William McLin on December 21. 1792. in consequence of a 

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military warrant No. . Located December 21, 1792. Grant dated October 

19, 1795. 

Edmond Melvin April 26. 1799 page 67 

Indenture made October 28, 1797. For 200 dollars, John Donelson of Robertson 
County, has sold to Emond Melvin 170 acres on the waters of Stoners Creek 
joining Michael Stoner's preemption on his east boundary. Beginning at Stoner's 
southeast corner running then east 176 poles to a stake, then north 155 poles to a 
stake, then west 176 poles to a stake on said Michael Stoner's line, then along the 
same south to the beginning. 

William Kimbro April 26, 1799 page 68 

Indenture made April 10, 1799. For the sum of 500, Daniel Frazer has sold 250 
acres on hurricane Creek of Stones River to William Kimbro. Beginning at an 
elm and ash, Thomas Cotton's & Alexander's corner, then east with Cotton's 
line 160 poles to a white oak, then north 250 poles to a poplar, then west 160 
poles to a mulberry, hickory & dogwood, on said Alexander's east boundary 
line, then south with said line to the beginning. 

Britain Garner April 26, 1799 page 69 

Indenture made January 14, 1799. For the sum of 100 dolalrs. James Todd has 
sold Britain Gamer 200 acres on the west side of the waters of Stones River. 
Beginning at two swamp oaks on the west bank of Stones River on the point 
above the mouth of Hurricane Creek, then south 160 poles to an elm, then east 
200 poles to a cedar, then north 160 poles to a stake on the bank of Stones Rover, 
then west to the beginning. 

Harrison Boyd April 30, 1799 page 75 

Indenture made December 10, 1798. John Boyd, Jr. for the sum often pounds 
and the affection he has for his son, Harrison Boyd has sold said Harrison Boyd 
640 acres on the east side of the main east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a 
large poplar, Read's corner, and running south with Read's line 320 poles to a 
white oak & ironwood on the bank of the river, then with the meanders of the 
river about west 320 poles to a poplar, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 
320 poles to the beginning. 
Wit. Jeremiah Hinton. Sally Hinton. & Nancy Overall. 

Richard C. Cobb May 29. 1799 page 87 

Indenture made April 1. 1799. For the sum of 1000 dollars. John McNairy and 
his wife. Mary, have sold Richard C. Cobb 1000 acres on the waters of Stones 
River, joining Isaac Shelby's survey of 5000 acres on the west. Beginning at 
Shelby's northwest corner at a large red oak and hickory, then south 320 poles to 
a walnut. Shelby's line, then west 200 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a 
stake, then east to the beginning. (This cannot be 1000 acres according to the 
measurements. EKJ) 

Benjamin McCulloch July 16. 1799 page 89 

North Carolina Grant No. 1978. Benjamin McCulloch is granted 640 acres as 

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assignee of Andrew Holmes. The land located on the waters of Stones River. 
Beginning at William Baucoman's southwest comer at an ash. then south 320 
poles to an elm. then west 320 poles to a dogwood, then north 320 poles to a 
stake, then east 320 poles to the beginning. Sun-eyed by Robert Hays. D. S.. on 
November 28. 1792. in consequence of a military warrant No. 2456. Located 
November 26. 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

Buford & Patterson July 18. 1799 page 93 

Indenture made March 14. 1799. For the sum of 500 dollars. Thomas Hickman 
has sold James Buford & Jonathan Patterson 640 acres on the waters of the first 
creek that runs in on the east side of Stones River above Bradleys Creek. Begin- 
ning at a black walnut and ash. then south cross a branch at 80 poles, another at 
154 poles to all 320 poles to a elm and ironwood. west 320 poles to a stake, north 
320 poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. 

Thomas Bedford July 18, 1799 page 94 

Indenture made August 28. 1798. For the sum of 640 dollars. Thomas Talbott of 
Nashville, has sold Thomas Bedford 640 acres, it being George A. Suggs" s 640 
acres on the east fork of Stones River in a small bottom at a large poplar marked 
IEF & TB being John Reed"s northwest corner and about 3/4 mile north of the 
east fork of Stones River. Being Grant No. 921. Running east 320 poles crossing 
the east fork at 120 poles, running to the right then crossing the east fork at 120 
poles to pointer (?) and a large white oak marked B. then north 320 poles to an 
elm and dogwood, then west 320 poles to an elm, then south to the Beginning. 

Joseph. Robert & William White August 2, 1799 page 95 

Indenture made August 1, 1799. For the sum of 500 dollars. Hance Hamilton of 
Guilford County. N.C.. has sold Joseph. Robert & William White, heirs at law of 
James White, deceased, of Columbia County. Georgia, 423 acres. Being a part of 
a 4800 acre tract granted to Thomas Hamilton, heir of Dr. Hance Hamilton, de- 
ceased. Beginning at Isaac Wright's southwest comer then north 327 poles to an 
ash. then east 206 poles to Thomas Bell's northwest corner, then south 320 poles 
to said Wright's southeast comer, then west 206 poles to the beginning. 

Joseph, Robert. & William White August 2. 1799 page 95 

Indenture made August 1. 1799. For the sum of 100 dollars. Hance Hamilton of 
Guilford County. North Carolina, has sold Joseph. Robert & William White. 

heirs at law of James , late deceased of Columbia County, Georgia. 77 

acres. It being a part of a 4800 acre tract granted to Thomas Hamilton. Beginning 
at Samuel Bell's southeast corner, then north 56 poles to a stake, then west 3 19'/2 
poles to Bell's line now extended to Le\y Jones's line to a stake, then south 56 
poles to said Bell's northwest corner, then east 219!/2 poles to the beginning. 

Benjamin McCulloch August 3, 1799 page 97 

North Carolina Grant No. 2288. Benjamin McCulloch is granted 640 acres as 
assignee of Private Edward Lancer and being on the waters of Stones River. 
Beginning at Thomas Dickey's southwest corner and William Bowman's south- 
east corner at an ash. then south 320 poles to an elm, then west 320 poles to a 

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stake, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed November 29, 1792, by Robert Hays, D.S., in consequence of a military 
warrant No. 2014. Located November 22, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

Benjamin McCulloch August 3, 1799 page 97 

North Carolina Grant No. 2145. Benjamin McCulloch is granted 640 acres as 
assignee of Private Benjamin Plough and being on the waters of Stones River. 
Beginning at Thomas Dickey's southeast corner at an ash, then east 320 poles to 
an elm, then north 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to a stake, then south 
with said Dickey's line 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed November 29, 
1792, by Robert Hays, D.S., in consequence of a military warrant No. 1991. 
Located November 26, 1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

Benjamin McCulloch August 3, 1799 page 98 

North Carolina Grant No. 2266. Benjamin McCulloch is granted 640 acres as 
assignee of private Elisha Hood and being on the waters of Stones River. Begin- 
ning at Thomas Dickey's southeast corner at an ash, then south 320 poles to an 
elm, then east 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a stake, then west 320 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed November 30, 1792, by Robert Hays, D. S., in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 2013. Located November 26, 1792. Grant 
dated May 20, 1793. 

Benjamin McCulloch August 3, 1799 page 98 

North Carolina Grant No. 2376. Benjamin McCulloch is granted 640 acres on 
Stones River as assignee of private John Pooles. Land adjoins an entry of Tho- 
mas Dickey at the southwest corner. Beginning at an ash, then south 320 poles to 
an elm, then east 320 poles to a hickory, then north 320 poles to a stake, then 
west 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed November 30, 1792, by Robert Hays, 
D.S., in consequence of a military warrant No. 2006. Located November 26, 
1792. Grant dated May 20, 1793. 

Dennis McClendon August 5, 1799 page 100 

Indenture made February 16, 1799. For the sum of 300 dollars, Charles Hays has 
sold Dennis McClendon 200 acres on the waters of Riddles Creek. Beginning at 
a white oak, the original survey corner on Riddles's line, then south 258 1/5 poles 
to a mulberry & dogwood, then west 102 poles to ash & maple in the bottom, 
then north 85 1/5 poles to a sugartree. then west 23 poles to a white oak on creek 
bank, then south 32 poles, west 70 poles to walnut near the head of a spring in the 
line of the original survey, then south 120 to an ash & walnut, then east 270 poles 
to an elm, north 120 poles to a hickory and dogwood, then to the beginning. 

William Montgomery August 5, 1799 page 101 

Indenture made July 9, 1799. For the sum of 200 dollars, William Lytle, Jr. has 
sold 200 acres on waters of Stuarts Creek to William Montgomery. Beginning at 
an ash and sugartree 8 poles west of an elm supposed to be James Nevan's south- 
east comer, running then south 220 poles to an ash. sugartree & hickory, then 



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west 145'/2 poles to a hickory, then north 220 poles to a stake, then east to the 
beginning. Being part of a tract of 3840 acres originally granted to William Terrell 
and conveyed to said Lytle by deed. 

James Carson August 9. 1799 page 107 

North Carolina Grant No. 1215. James Carson is granted 640 acres as assignee 
of Mathias Ornal. a private. Lying on both sides of Stoners Creek, a branch of 
Stones River. Beginning at James Harris's comer, dogwood & sugartree on his 
spring branch, then west 280 poles to a black oak. north 240 poles to a hickory, 
Hugh Logan's line, then east 40 poles along his line, to an elm & locust, north 50 
poles to a stake on said Logan's line, then east 320 poles to a stake, then south 
290 poles to a stake in James Harris's line, then along the same to the beginning. 
Grant dated July 20. 1796. 

Thomas & James Rucker August 10. 1799 page 108 

Indenture made October 8, 1798. For the sum of 2 1 30 1/3 dollars. John Caffey of 
Davidson & John Calloway of Campbell Count). Virginia., have sold 640 acres 
to Thomas Rucker & James Rucker of Amherst & Campbell County. Virginia. 
Lying on the waters of Stones River and known by the name of Stoners Lick 
tract. Beginning at a Spanish oak & mulberry marked as a comer, runs south 452 
poles to three small white oak saplings and ash. then west 226 poles to two lynn 
trees marked AI & AE, then north 452 poles to a mulberry & two hickories, then 
east to the beginning. 

Thomas Russell August 10. 1799 page 109 

Indenture made January 2, 1799. For the sum of 80 dollars. Daniel Reaves has 
sold 50 acres on the west fork of Pond Creek to Thomas Russell. The tract joins 
a survey of said Russell on the north and William Smith on the west. Beginning 
at a white oak on said Smith's upper line miming west 100 poles to a stake, then 
south 80 poles to a stake on Stuarts* s line, then east to Thomas Russell's line and 
with his line 100 poles to a stake, then north 80 poles to the beginning. 

Thomas & George Sawyers August 17. 1799 page 117 

Indenture made July 9. 1799. For the sum of 500 dollars. Daniel Frazer has sold 
250 acres on the waters of Stones River to Thomas & George Sawyers. Begin- 
ning at a white oak being William Kimbro's southeast corner, then east 160 to a 
white oak. then north 250 poles to a sugartree sapling, then west 160 poles to a 
poplar said Kimbro's northeast corner, then with Kimbro's line to the beginning. 
Said land being the southeast comer of a 1000 acre survey originally granted to 
Lardner Clark, assignee of Jephtha Parker, and conveyed to Daniel Frazer. 

Anthony Foster November 12. 1799 page 121 

Indenture made October 7, 1799. For the sum of 2000 dollars. Alexander 
McCulloch of Warren County, N.C.. has sold three tracts of land to Anthony 
Foster. 

Tract # 1 - 640 acres granted to Benjamin McCulloch. assignee of (Andrew- 
Holmes)? by patent No. 1978. Beginning at William Bowman's southwest cor- 
ner an ash. miming then south 320 poles to an elm, then west 320 poles to a 

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dogwood, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. 

Trace # 2 -613 V* acres granted the aforesaid Benjamin McCnlloch by patent No. 

2376 as assignee of John Boles adjoining an entry of Thomas Dickey. Beginning 

at his southwest corner an ash, running then south 320 poles to an elm. then east 

320 poles to a hickory, then north 130 poles to a stake on Thomas Armstrong's 

south boundary, then west 36 poles to a stake, his southwest corner, then north 

190 poles to a stake on said Dickeys south boundary, then west 294 poles to the 

beginning. 

Tract # 3 - 260 Acres being part of a tract granted to said Benjamin McCulloch as 

assignee of Elisha Hood by patent No. 2266. Beginning at an elm southwest 

comer to the said survey running then north 130 poles to a stake on Thomas 

Armstrong's south boundary, then east 320 poles to a stake, then south 1 30 poles 

to a stake, then west 320 poles to the beginning. 

All 3 tracts contain a total of \5WA acres. 

Isaac Lamasters November 19. 1799 page 128 

Indenture made October 16, 1799. To satisfy a judgement against David Scott, 
the sheriff of Davidson County has sold 640 acres on Stones River to Isaac 
Lamasters as high bidder of 290.25 dollars. Beginning at a honey locust and elm, 
Capt. Bradley's north boundary, east with said line 320 poles to a poplar, corner 
of Bradley, north 320 poles to a stake, west 320 poles to a stake, south to the 
beginning. 

Richard Waugh November 23, 1799 page 134 

Indenture made October 14. 1799. For the sum of 640, Howell Tamm has sold 
Richard Waugh of Amherst County, Virginia. 640 acres on the waters of Overall 
Creek of Stones River. Beginning at three sassafras trees, Charles Stuart's lower 
corner on the east boundary of John Civil' s preemption nming then a conditional 
line with the said Stuart north 86 degrees east 246 to two dogwood trees, his 
corner, then south 408 poles to Dempsey Jenkins's southwest corner a stake, 
then west 266 7/10 poles to a stake, then north 205 poles to a stake on Civil' s 
south boundary, then east 20 7/10 poles to Civil's southeast corner a stake, then 
north 185 poles with his line to the beginning. 

Charles Merryman Hall November 27, 1799 page 136 

Indenture made July 7, 1799. For the sum of 2500 dollars, John Caffrey has sold 
to Charles Merryman Hall 440 acres on Stones River. Originally granted to Wil- 
liam Moore and conveyed by him to Benjamin Knox. Conveyed by Knox to 
John Caffrey. Beginning at a poplar corner then east 280 to an ironwood corner 
made for Christopher Waggoner's land, then north 181 poles to a black walnut 
corner on said Waggoner's line, then east 120 poles to a stake corner on the 
original line, then north 45 poles to a white oak corner, then west 452 poles to a 
hackberry corner, then south 276 poles to the beginning. 

Benjamin Williams December 11, 1799 page 138 

Indenture made October 27, 1798. For the sum of 2240 dollars, Benjamin Bryan, 
executor of Loverd Bryan of Johnston County, North Carolina, has sold Ben- 

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jamin Williams of Wake County. North Carolina, two tracts of land. 
Tract # 1 - 640 acres near the head of the first creek that runs into Stones River 
above Stoner Creek. Land was granted to Stockley Donelson by patent dated 
May 18. 1789. Com eyed to Benjamin Bryan by deed October 18. 1796. and by 
him to Loverd Bryan in 1797. Beginning at a mulberry & ash. the northeast 
corner of John HarrelFs survey, then south with HarrelFs south ? boundary to a 
dogwood 320 poles, then east 320 poles to a hickory, then north 320 poles to a 
stake, then west 320 poles to the beginning. 
Tract # 2 - 1000 acres on Duck River. 

Benjamin Williams December 11. 1799 page 139 

Indenture made June 10. 1799. For the sum of 6000 Spanish milled dollars. Mat- 
thew Ramsey of Cheatham County. North Carolina, has sold Benjamin Williams 
of Wake County. North Carolina. 2697 acres on the west fork of Stones River. 
Beginning at two ashes on Capt. Medearies's north boundary runs north 122 & 
60 links to an elm. then west 220 chains to a dogwood, then south 120 chains & 
60 links to an oak, then east 220 chains to the beginning. Land granted to the said 
Matthew Ramsey for his sendee as a captain on April 27, 1793. 
Another tract on the Obion River of 3300 acres. 

Matthew Ramsey December 12. 1799 Page 140 

North Carolina Grant No. 1609. Capt. Matthew Ramsey is granted 2697 acres on 
the west fork of Stones River. (See the above indenture for the boundaries.) Land 
sun eyed on November 26. 1792 by John Davis. D.S.. in consequence of a mili- 
tary warrant No. 154. Located November 24. 1792. Grant dated April 23. 1793. 

William Crabtree January 4. 1800 page 141 

Indenture made April 16. 1799. For the sum of 640 dollars. Elias Fort has sold 
William Crabtree of Sumner County 640 acres in Da\idson County. Beginning 
at the northeast corner of George Suggs*s 640 acre suney at a black oak marked 
GS and west boundary of John Herrald's 640 acre acre suney. running north 
227 poles to a sugartree. then west 454 poles to a dogwood and small poplar in a 
sinkhole, then south 227 poles to a small poplar and a number of small saplings 
and far comer, then east 452 poles to the beginning. Land granted to Elias Fort, 
assignee of Meada Bozeman of William Grant hereof Eph*m Grant bearing date 
May 18. 1789, No. 1491. ?? 

George A. Suggs January 4. 1800 page 144 

North Carolina Grant No. 892. George Augustus Suggs is granted 640 acres as 
assignee of Turner Jetts. a private. Land being on a small fork, first creek above 
Stuarts Creek on the east side above Stones River. Beginning about three or four 
miles from the river on the north side of the creek on a black oak & hickory 
running east 320 poles to two hickories, then south 320 poles to a hickory & 
dogwood, west 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed March 20. 1788 by William Nash in consequence of a military warrant 
No. 2198. Located May 25, 1786. Grant dated January 17. 1789. 



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JesseeVick February 8, 1800 page 152 

Indenture made December 16, 1799. For the sum of 100 dollars, Britian Garner 
has sold Jessee Vick 200 acres on the west sideof Stones River. Beginning at two 
swamp oaks on the west bank of Stones River on the point above the mouth of 
Hurricane Creek, south 160 poles to an elm, then east 200 poles to a cedar, 
then north 160 poles to a stake on the banks of Stones River, then west to the 
beginning. Granted by patent No. 3205 to William Lomack. 

David Barnett February 6, 1800 page 154 

Indenture made March 4, 1799. For the sum of 200 dollars. James Russell has 
sold David Barnett 150 acres on Pond Creek. Beginning at a hornbeam and white 
ash, William Smith's east corner, running 100 poles (?) to a beech, then north 
240 poles to a hickory & dogwood, then west 100 poles to a stake in said Smith's 
east boundary, then south with his line to the beginning. 

William Robertson February 7. 1 800 page 157 

Indenture made September 9, 1799. For the sum of 300 dollars, Howell Tatum 
has sold William Robertson 228 acres on the waters of Overall Creek of Stones 
River. Beginning at an elm & dogwood. Hardy Holmes's corner of John Civils 
south boundary of his preemption, running then east 228 to a cedar, then south 
160 poles to a dogwood and black oak, then west 228 poles to a red oak in Henry 
King's east boundary line, then north 160 poles to the begimiing. 

Bradley Gambrel February 10, 1800 page 160 

Indenture made August 1, 1799. For the sum of 400 dollars, William Lytle, Jr. 
has sold Bradley Gambrel 400 acres on the waters of the west fork of Stuarts 

Creek. Beginning at a Spanish oak & sugartree on the original of the survey 

of 3840 acres granted to the heirs of John Gee ninning north 270 poles to a stake, 
then west 508 poles to William Montgomery's east boundary then south with 
Montgomery's 74 poles to a sugartree, ash & hickory, his southeast corner, then 
west 40 poles to a hickory, then south 190 poles to a hickory and ironwood on 
the original south boundary, then east 248 poles to the beginning. Being a part of 
said 3840 acre survey. 

William Corbitt February 12, 1800 page 164 

Indenture made December 28, 1799. For the sum of $21.87!/ 2 , Thomas Malloy 
has sold William Corbitt 640 acres on the waters of the first creek on the east side 
of Stones River above Stoners Lick Creek. Beginning at two mulberries and a 
walnut 140 poles along Logue's north line and runs then east 227 poles to a 
mulberry, then north 454 poles to a dogwood, then west 227 poles to a hickory, 
then south 454 poles to the beginning. 

JohnBoren Februry 19, 1800 page 175 

Indenture made July 13, 1799. For the sum of 100 pounds, Thomas Johnson of 
Tennessee County, has sold John Boren 640 acres on the waters of Stones River. 
Beginning at William Bowman's southwest corner at an ash nms west 320 poles 
to a hickory, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to a stake, then 



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south 320 poles to the beginning. Land granted to Thomas Johnson by grant 
dated May 20. 1793. No. 2296. 

James Morton February 20. 1800 page 178 

Indenture made September 30. 1799. For the sum of 234 dollars. William Lytle 
has sold 234 acres to James Morton. Being a part of John Gee's tract of 3840 
acres. Beginning at Bradley GambreFs southeast comer a Spanish oak. running 
east 120 poles to said Gee's southeast comer, then north 312 poles along Gees 
line to a stake, then west 120 poles to Painters, then south 312 poles to the begin- 
ning. 

Francis Sanders February 22. 1800 page 181 

Indenture made August 6. 1799. For the sum of 3 12 dollars, Henry Shannon has 
sold Francis Sanders of Jefferson County. Kentucky, 100 acres on Stones River. 
Beginning at a black oak. being the northeast corner of William Gowen's pre- 
emption, then east 160 poles to an ash & dogwood, then south 100 poles to a 
hickory sapling, then west 160 poles to a stake by a black oak on said Gowen's 
east boundary, then north with said line to the beginning. 

Joseph Morton February 22. 1800 page 182 

Indenture made October 15. 1799. For the sum of 150 dollars. James Morton has 
sold Joseph Morton 150 acres being part of James Morton's 234 acres. Begin- 
ning north from Bradley GambreFs southeast corner. Spanish oak. 112 poles, 
rims then east 120 poles to the said James Morton's line, then north 200 poles 
along James Morton's line to a stake, west 120 poles to Painters, then south 200 
poles to the beginning. 

Stockley Donelson April 21, 1800 page 185 

North Carolina Grant No. 2715. Stockier Donelson is granted 640 acres as as- 
signee. Hilery Parker, a private. Lying on Stones River about three miles south 
from Stones Lick and on both sides of the Buffalo Road leading from the Lick to 
Suggs Creek. Beginning (Hays or Harp) corner a black oak then east 320 poles to 
an ash & dogwood on Dixon's line, then south 320 poles crossing the Buffalo 
Road to a stake, then east ? 320 poles to a stake, then north to the beginning. 
Surveyed by John Donelson in consequence of a military warrant No. 3807. 
Located May 10, 1796. Grant dated July 20. 1796. 

Stockley Donelson April 21. 1800 page 185 

North Carolina Grant No. 27 16. Stockley Donelson is granted 640 acres on Stones 
River as assignee of Private Elijah Mills. Beginning at a mulberry being Ebenezer 
Brook's northeast corner, then east 452 poles to a hickory & white oak. then 
north 226 poles to an ash & walnut, then west 452 poles to an ash. then south to 
the beginning. Surveyed June 14, 1796. by John Bucchanan, D.S.. in conse- 
quence of a military warrant No. 1323. Located June 9. 1796. Grant dated July 
20, 1796. 

Elizabeth Searcy, David, Juliet Anne, William & Matilda May Wendle 

May 2, 1800 page 188 

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Indenture made December 31, 1799. In accordance with the last will and testa- 
ment of John Deadrick and the sum of 2000 dollars, Howell Tatum for himself & 
John Permot, administrator of Henry Wiggins, deceased, have sold several tracts 
of land on Overall Creek of Stones River to Elizabeth Searcy, formerly Elizabeth 
Wendle, Da\id, Juliet Anne, William and Matilda May Wendle: 
Tract # 1 - 640 acres granted to said Howell & Wiggins as assignees of heirs of 
William Kelly. Beginning at three mulberry trees & walnut in Joel Walls west 
boundary and on the south boundary of the most easterly tract entered for Ben- 
jamin McCulloch and south of Thomas Armstrong, miming then west 452 poles 
to an elm, mulberry & dogwood, then south 22?'/ 2 poles with Deadrick*s line to 
a walnut, hickory & dogwood, then east 452 poles crossing two forks of Overall 
Creek to two elm and a dogwood, then north to the beginning. 
Tract # 2 - 640 acres granted to Howell & Wiggins as assignees of John Hair. 
Beginning at an elm & ironwood on George M. Deadrick 's south boundary run- 
ning then south 452 poles to a dogwood & red oak, then east 2261/2 poles to a 
stake on the said Tatum & Wiggins's own line and west boundary and then north 
452 poles to a walnut, mulberry & elm, said Deadrick 's southeast corner, then 
west to the beginning. 

Tract # 3 - 640 acres granted to Howell & Wiggins as assignees of Patrick Murbee. 
Beginning at the aforesaid elm & ironwood on George M. Deadrick's south bound- 
ary and northwest corner to the above Tract # 2, running then south 452 poles to 
a dogwood & red oak, then west 226 !/> poles to two dogwoods & red oak, then 
north 452 poles to two walnuts and mulberry, then east to the beginning. 
Tract # 4 - 640 acres granted to Howell & Wiggins as assignees of Thomas 
Austin. Beginning at the above two walnuts & mulberry northwest corner to 
their tract as assignees of Patrick Murbee, then south 452 poles to a dogwood 
(two) & red oak, then west 22614 poles to a stake, then north 452 poles to a 
dogwood & red oak, then east to the beginning. 
Making in all 2560 acres. Deed executed in April session of court. 

William Smith May 5, 1800 page 193 

Indenture made August 28, 1799. For the sum of 400 dollars, John Thompson of 
Russell County, Virginia, has sold William Smith 334 acres on the east fork of 
the first creek above Stoner Lick, the east side of Stones River. Beginning at a 
cherry tree & dogwood, John Logue's southwest corner of a 1000 acre survey 
running then east with Logue's line 320 poles to a white oak & dogwood, then 
with said Thompson's line from each of aforesaid corners for completement. 

Bird Nance May 7, 1800 page 199 

Indenture made September 4, 1799. For the sum of 1 15 dollars, William Lytle. 
Jr. has sold Bird Nance 128 acres on the waters of Stuarts Creek on waters of 
Stones River. Beginning at a hickory on William Montgomery's south boundary 
being Bradley Gambrel's corner then west with Montgomery's line 105 poles to 
a sugartree. ash hickory, Montgomery's southwest corner, then south 196 poles 
to a stake in the original south boundary, then east with said line 105 poles to a 
hickory, said Gambrel's southwest comer, then north 196 poles to the beginning. 
The land originally entered in the name of Gee Bradley. 



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Nathaniel Hart May 13. 1800 page 207 

North Carolina Grant No. 468. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres. 
Nathaniel Hart is granted 640 acres to his heirs, Kaziah Thompson. Snsanah 
Hart. Simpson Hart. Nathiel Hart. John Hart. Mary Ann Hart. Cumberland Hart. 
Chinai Hart and Thomas Rly Hart. Lying on a branch of Stuarts Creek about tA\o 
miles north of said creek including a large sping on Taylor's Trace known as 
Hart's Spring. Beginning at two white oaks above the spring near the cedars, 
runs east 60 chains crossing said trace to a small black oak & ash in the edge of 
the cedars, then north 40 chains to Robert Russell "s comer and with his line in all 
106 chains & 70 links to a mulberry, the west 60 chains to a stake, then south 106 
chains. 70 links crossing said trace to the beginning. Surveyed March 4. 1797. by 
Robert Weakley. D.S.. in consequence of an entry No. 500. dated 28. 1784. Grant 
dated January 23, 1800. 

Thomas Donnell May 14, 1800 page 210 

Indenture made April 15. 1800. For the sum of 175 dollars. Chas. Hays has sold 
Thomas Donnell 100 acres on the west waters of Stones River, being part of 400 
acres originally granted to Samuel Bucchanan. assignee of Martin Armstrong 
No. 324. Beginning at a white oak in the line of the original survey, running 
north 41 degrees, west 294 poles to a walnut on the northwest comer of the 
original survey, then east 168 poles to a white oak. the northeast comer of the 
original survey, then south 180 poles to the beginning. 

William Smith May 12, 1800 page 211 

Indenture made April 15. 1800. For the sum of 175 dollars. Chas Hays has sold 
William Smith 100 acres on the west waters of Stones River, being part of 400 
acres originally granted to Samuel Bucchanan, assignee of Martin Armstrong. 
Beginning at a white oak in Ruddle's line then south 25'/ 2 poles to a mulberry & 
dogwood in Simon McClendon line, then west 102 poles to an ash & maple in 
the bottom, then north 8514 poles to a sugartree. then west 23 poles to a white oak 
on the creek bank, then south 32 degrees west 70 poles to a walnut near the head 
of a spring, then north 143'/ 2 poles to a walnut in the northwest comer of the 
original survey, then to the beginning. 

Redmond D. Berry June 16. 1800 page 214 

North Carolina Grant No. 3168. Redmond D. Berry is granted 640 acres as as- 
signee of the heirs of Private Jonathan Ouse. Lying on a branch of Suggs Creek 
and Stones River. Beginning at William Nash's southwest comer on Robert Hays's 
line, then along the said Hays's line south 452 poles to an ash on Judge McNairy's 
line, then east 226 poles to a stake, then north 452 poles to a stake on William 
Nash's line aforesaid, then along his line west 226 poles to the beginning. Sur- 
veyed by John Donelson in consequence of a military warrant No. 4243. Located 
February 20. 1797. Grant dated September 4. 1797. 

Redmond D. Berry June 16. 1800 page 214 

North Carolina Grant No. 3166. Redmond D. Berry is granted 640 acres as as- 
signee of Private Abraham Gilbert. Lying on the eastern branches of Stones River. 
Beginning at John Donelson" s southwest comer, hickory & dogwood on Stocklcy 

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Donelson's east boundary line, then along Stockley Donelson's line south 418 
poles to a white oak, then east 245 poles to a stake, then north 418 poles to said 
John Donelson's southeast corner, then along his line west 245 poles to the be- 
ginning. Surveyed by John Donelson in consequence of a military warrant No. 
4242. Located February 20, 1799. Grant dated September 14, 1799. 

Samuel Moore August 12, 1800 page 219 

Indenture made December 25, 1799. For the sum of 100 dollars, Robert Hays 
has sold Samuel Moore of Lincoln County, Kentucky, 500 acres on the east side 
of Stones River on the first branch that nins into the east fork of Suggs Creek. 
Beginning on the south side of said east fork on a stake running then south 320 
poles to a stake, then west 250 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a stake, 
then east 250 poles to the beginning. Being part of a grant No. 1973 of 640 acres. 
Located June 1 1, 1796, to said Hays as assignee of John (T)hitgraves. 

James Whitesides August 12, 1800 page 220 

Indenture made December 28, 1799. For the sum of $21.87'/ 2 , Thomas Molloy 
has sold James Whitesides 640 acres on the first creek, east side of Stones River 
above Stoner's Lick Creek. Beginning at a hickory & poplar corner to two tracts 
of William Nash and one tract of William Hambleton, then north 320 poles to a 
white oak & hickory, then east 320 poles to a white oak, then south 320 poles to 
a stake, then west to the beginning. 

George A. Suggs August 14, 1800 page 224 

North Carolina Grant No. 991. George A. Suggs is granted 640 acres as assignee 
of Elias Savage. Lying on the head waters of west fork of the first creek above 
Stoner's Lick Creek on the east side of Stones River. Beginning at the southeast 
corner of Aquilla Suggs's survey warrant No. 1762 at a white oak & hickory, 
then east 320 poles to a poplar, then north 320 poles to a dogwood, then west 320 
poles to (?) dogwood, then 320 poles to the beginning. Surveyed May 10, 1788, 
by William Nash, D.S., in consequence of a military warrant No. 2767. Located 
April 2, 1788. Grant dated May 18, 1789. 

Maclin Cross August 16, 1800 page 224 

Indenture made June 7, 1798. For the sum of two hundred pounds, Christopher 
Waggoner has sold Maclin Cross 200 acres being part of a tract of 640 acres 
originally granted to William Moore on Stones River. Beginning at Knox's south- 
east corner, red oak, of the deed of conveyance from William Moore to Knox, 
then north 187 poles to a stake, then west 172 poles to a black walnut corner, 
then south 180 poles to an ironwood, then east 172 poles to the beginning. 

Jonathan Magnis August 14, 1800 page 224 

Indenture made August 2, 1788. For the sum of 200 dollars, David Dupree has 
sold Jonathan Magnis 13 1 Vi acres at the mouth of Falling Creek on Stones River. 
Beginning at a sugartree & dogwood, then due east 121 poles to an ironwood, 
dogwood & white oak sapling, then due north 184 poles crossing Falling Creek 
to a big elm and small sugartree on the bank of a small creek, then due west 27 
holes to the original beginning called for in the plat, then with the meanders of 

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the river to an iromvood & dogwood on the corner of James Dupree's tract, then 
due south 121 poles to the beginning. Being part of 640 acres granted to Ambrose 
Jones as assignee of Daniel Ray. 

Jonathan Magnus August 14. 1800 page 225 

Indenture made September 14. 1799. For the sum of 200 dollars. Starling Dupree 
has sold 13 1 Vi acres on Falling Creek of Stones River to Jonathan Magnus. Be- 
ginning at an ash tree, then due east 219 poles to three cedars, then due north 96 
poles and crossing Falling Creek three times to a cedar & ash on the bank of said 
creek, then due west 219 poles running with James Dupree's and John Miller's 
line of their south boundary to a sugartree & dogwood, then due south 96 poles 
to the beginning. 

Constance Hardeman August 25. 1800 page 233 

Indenture made March 5. 1800. For the sum of 2000 pounds. Thomas Hardiman 
has sold Constant Hardeman two tracts on Stuarts Creek. 
Tract # 1 - 300 acres beginning at three mulberries miming east 400 poles cross- 
ing Stuarts Creek to two hickories, then north 130 poles to a stake, then west 276 
poles to a stake on the bank of Stuarts Creek, then with the meanders of the 
Creek to a stake, then 60 poles to a mulberry, dogwood. & elm. then south 100 
poles to the beginning. 

Tract # 2 - 600 acres beginning at a hickory & sugartree running then east 400 
poles to a red oak & walnut, the northeast comer of said survey, then south 350 
poles to a stake. Edwin Hickman's northeast comer, then west with said Hickman's 
north boundary, 290 poles to Stuarts Creek, then down the creek with its mean- 
ders to John Tucker's northeast comer on said creek, then west 218 poles with 
said Tucker's north boundary line to a stake, then north 190 poles to the begin- 
ning. Being a part of a tract of 1200 acres granted to Moses Shelby. 

John M. Rose September 23. 1800 page 234 

Indenture made October 11, 1797. For the sum of 320 dollars. Stockley Donelson 
of Raleigh has sold John M. Rose of Knox County 640 acres which was originally 
granted to Willouby William, assignee of Amos Davidson, by patent No. 2489 
dated April 1. 1794. Lying on Stones River and beginning at a hickory running 
south 320 poles to a walnut, then east 320 poles to a mulberry, then north 320 
poles to a walnut, then west 320 poles to the beginning. 

James McCown November 3, 1800 page 236 

North Carolina Grant No. 205. James McCIown, a private in a battalion of troops 
raised for the protection of Davidson County, is granted 200 acres on the waters 
of the main west fork of Stones River on an east fork of the west fork. Beginning 
at an ash on the east boundary line of John Overton's 400 acre tract as assignee 
originally of Basil Fry, running then east 252 3/4 poles to a black oak. then north 
252 3/4 poles to an oak. then 252 3/4 poles to a stake, then south to the begin- 
ning. Sun-eyed November 20. 1792. by Robert Hays, D.S.. in consequence of a 
warrant from the secretary of state. Grant dated March 15. 1800. 



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James Douglass November 4, 1800 page 238 

Indenture made November 18, 1799. For the sum of 220 dollars, Christopher 
Acuff of Scott County, Kentucky, has sold James Douglass of Sumner County, 
Tennessee. 640 acres lying between Stuarts Creek and Overall Creek of Stones 
River. Beginning at James Armstrong's northeast corner at a hickory, walnut & 
post oak running west 320 poles to a large black oak, then north 320 poles to a 
stake, then east 320 poles to a stake, then 320 poles to the beginning. 

Jessee Wharton November 6, 1800 page 240 

Indenture made July 23, 1800. For the sum of 450 dollars, Joseph Hendrick of 
Wilson County, Tennessee, has sold Jessee Wharton 640 acres on waters of Overall 
Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at a white oak, hickory & dogwood 
on Capt. James Armstrong's east boundary, then along his line 226 poles to three 

cherry trees and an elm. then 452 poles to a stake , then north 226 poles to a 

stake, then west 452 poles to the beginning. Land granted originally to Joseph 

Martin by patent No. 261. 

Execution of this deed was in the July, 1800, session of court. 

John Williamson November 7, 1 800 page 241 

Indenture made September 20, 1800. For the sum of 1400 dollars, George Rid- 
ley has sold John Williamson 640 acres on Stoners Creek. Beginning at a sugartree, 
white oak & ash on the north side of the said Creek, then north 226 poles to a 
white oak, then east 452 poles crossing two branches to a white oak, black wal- 
nut & cedar, then south 226 poles to a white oak, dogwood & ash crossing the 
said creek, then west 452 poles to the beginning. 

Samuel Bell November 8, 1 800 page 242 

Indenture made August 1, 1799. For the sum of 100 dollars, Joseph White, Heir 
of James White of Columbia County, Georgia, has sold Samuel Bell 77 acres on 
the east waters of the east fork of Stones River, being a part of a tract of 4800 
acres granted to Thomas Hamilton, heir of Dr. Hance Hamilton. Beginning at a 
hickory, Samuel Bell's southwest corner, then north 56 poles to a stake, then 
west 219/2 poles to a stake, then south 56 poles to said Bell's southwest corner, 
ash & mulberry on the north side of the east fork of Stones River, the east 219/2 
poles to the beginning. Wit. - James Bell & A. Wright. 

Samuel Bell November 8, 1 800 page 243 

Indenture made April 12, 1799. For the sum of 100 dollars, Hance Hamilton of 
Guilford County, North Carolina, has sold Samuel Bell 300 acres, being a part of 
a 4800 acre tract belonging to the said Hamilton. Beginning at a hickory 160 
poles from the beginning of the large survey on the east boundary line, then west 
219/ poles to a mulberry & ash on or near the bank of the east fork, then north 
219/ poles to a stake, then east 219/ poles to a stake, then south 219/ poles to 
the beginning. 

Philip Arehart November 10, 1800 page 243 

Indenture made August 23, 1799. For the sum of 260 dollars, John Donelson has 
sold Philip Arehart 220 acres on both sides of the dry fork of Stoners Creek. 

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Beginning at Timothy O'Neal's corner on the north side of said fork then along 
his line south 84 poles to a red oak & ash on the said fork, then south ten degrees, 
east 128 poles to a white oak on Enrich's line, then along his line east 166 poles 
to a red oak, Tate's comer, then along Tate's line north 212 poles to Melvill's 
comer, then along his line west to the beginning. 

William Hall November 11. 1800 page 245 

Indenmre made February 11, 1800. For the sum of 795 dollars & 38 cents, Charles 
M. Hall has sold William Hall 177 acres between Stones River and McCrory 
Creek. Beginning at a poplar & painter being the beginning corner of the original 
survey to William Moore, running north 92 poles along McMnrry's line to a 
stake, then east 304 poles to a dogwood & sngartree Maclin Onassis's line, then 
south along his line 92 poles crossing the creek to an ironwood on Thomas 
Gallaspie's line, then west 304 poles to the first station. 

John Overton November 11, 1800 page 245 

North Carolina Grant No. 204. John Overton is granted 400 acres as assignee of 
Seward Clayton, a private in a corp of troops raised for the protection of Davidson 
County. Lying between the south Continental Line and the Indian Boundary Line 
on the waters of the east fork of west fork of Stones River. Beginning at a black 
oak, southwest comer of a tract in the name of Stockley Donelson. assignee of 
Edward Roger's second half year's pay. located by said Overton as No. 62 ?. said 
oak marked Hadley, then south with said line 253 poles to a hickory, then west 
253 poles to a stake, then north 253 poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. 
Surveyed November 6. 1797. by John Payton, D.S. Grant dated February 17, 
1800." 

Samuel Davidson November 13. 1800 page 248 

North Carolina Grant No. 368. For the sum of ten pounds for each 100 acres. 
Samuel Davidson is granted 640 acres on the west side of the main east fork of 
the west fork of Stones River. Beginning at a black oak on Irwin's line near a 
tract of John Overton's 640 acres runs west with Irwin's line 270 poles to a black 
oak. then south 380 poles to a hickory, then east 270 poles to a stake, then north 
380 poles to the beginning. Surveyed November 6. 1797. by John Payton. D.S.. 
in consequence of a warrant No. 223. Grant dated February 14, 1800. 

Hugh Logan November 13, 1800 page 249 

North Carolina Grant No. 398. Hugh Logan is granted 640 acres on both sides of 
the south fork of Stones Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at an elm & 
locust on the east side of said fork, then west 452 poles crossing the creek to a 
black oak, north 226 poles to an ash. east 452 poles to a stake, then south 226 
poles to the beginning. Dated June 26, 1793. 

Lewis Wells November 13, 1800 page 249 

North Carolina Grant No. 3325. Lewis Wells is granted 640 acres as assignee of 
Private (Britain) Branton's heirs. Lying on a branch of Stones River on the east 
side of said river. Beginning at a walnut & mulberry, 17 poles south of John 
Donelson's corner, an ash & mulberry on the bank of said branch, then south 320 

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poles to an elm & dogwood, then west 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles 
to a stake, Redmond Dillon Berry's south line, then along the same east 320 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by John Donelson, D.S., in consequence of a 
military warrant No. 1582. Located December 12, 1796. Grant dated December 
6, 1797. 

Joseph Mosley December 4, 1800 page 251 

North Carolina Grant No. 464. For the simi often pounds for every 100 acres, 
Joseph Mosley is granted a 640 acre preemption on Stuarts Creek. Beginning at 
a hickory, elm & black oak, northeast corner to Jonathan Anthony's preemption 
running west with said Anthony's north boundary 200 poles to a dogwood, then 
north 320 poles to white oak, ash & sugartree, then east 320 poles to a stake, then 
south 320 poles to a stake, then west 120 poles to the beginning. Surveyed July 
29, 1799, by James Mulherren, D.S., agreeable to warrant No. 255. Entered 
Februry 9, 1784. Grant dated December 9, 1799. 

Jonathan Anthony December 4, 1800 page 251 

North Carolina Grant No. 466. For the sum often pounds for 100 acres, Jonathan 
Anthony is granted a preemption of 640 acres on Stewarts Creek. Beginning at 
a black oak, white oak, hickory & dogwood on the east side of the creek, run- 
ning then north 320 poles to a hickory, elm, & black oak, then west 320 poles to 
an ash & hornbeam, then south 320 poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. 
Surveyed July 29, 1799, by James Mulherin, D.S., agreeable to warrant No. 256. 
Entered February 9, 1784. Grant dated December 9, 1799. 

James Anthony December 4, 1800 page 252 

North Carolina Grant No. 465. For the sum often pounds for every 100 acres, 
James Anthony is granted 640 acres in Davidson and Sumner Coimties on the 
west fork of Stones River. Beginning at a sycamore tree on the west side of 
Stones River at the junction with the mouth of Overall's Mill Creek and on the 
lower side of the mouth of said creek running them up Stones River 72 poles to 
a box elder and two ash trees, then north 240 poles to two red oaks, then west 346 
to a walnut and red bud, then south 300 poles to a stake, then east 301 poles 
passing Thomas Kennedy's northwest corner, post oak at 119 poles and then 
running with his line to the beginning. Surveyed July 28, 1799, by James Mulherin 
in consequence of a warrant No. 254. Entered February 9, 1784. Grant dated 
December 9, 1799. 

John Miller February 7, 1801 page 259 

Indenture made December 23, 1799. For the sum of 320 dollars, Howel Dupree 
has sold John Miller 160 acres on Stones River, being part of a preemption sur- 
veyed for and sold by him to Sterling Dupree, the elder. Beginning at a 

small sugartree & box elder on the bank of a fork of Falling Creek and miming 
then west 130 poles to a white oak and black oak on the bank of Stones River, 
then due south 184 poles to an ironwood, dogwood & white oak sapling, due 
east 98 poles to a cedar & ash on the bank of said creek, due north 220 poles to 
crossing said creek to the beginning. 



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Samuel Lum February 12, 1801 page 262 

Indenture made November 10. 1800. For the sum of 325 dollars, William McClish 
has sold Samuel Lum 150 acres on Overall Creek being the place whereon the 
said McClish lately lived. Beginning at two small dogwoods running east 122 
poles to a large beech, then south with Overall's preemption line 196 poles to a 
beech, then west 1222 poles to a stake, then north 196 poles to the beginning. 

Isaac Johnston February 14. 1801 page 265 

Indenture made October 10. 1800. For the sum of 240 dollars. Isaac Lamasters 
has sold Isaac Johnston 160 acres on the waters of Stones River. Beginning at 
the southeast corner of my preemption at a poplar bounded at Capt. James 
Bradley's northeast comer running north 160 poles to a stake, then west 160 
poles to a stake, then south 160 poles to a stake in the original line, then east 160 
poles to the beginning. 

Benajah Gray February 14, 1801 page 266 

Indenture made October 12, 1801. For the sum of 100 dollars, Isaac Lamasters 
has sold to Benajah Gray 50 acres on the waters of Stones River. Beginning at 
the southwest corner of Isaac Johnston's land running north 160 poles to the 
northwest comer of said Johnston's land, then west 52 poles to a stake, then 
south 160 poles to a stake in the south boundary of said Lamasters s preemption, 
then east 52 poles to the beginning. 

John Duke February 17. 1801 page 266 

Know all men that Hixon Marshal of Warren County. North Carolina, for the 
sum of 190 dollars paid by John Duke, has sold John Duke a tract of 640 acres 
deeded to John Marshal as assignee of Artur Rogers. Lying on the first creek that 
empties into Stones River on the east fork above Bradley's Lick Creek in Sumner 
County. Beginning at an elm & ironwood. then south 50 poles to a large spring, 
stnick a bent of the creek at 164 poles, crossing the creek at 214 poles, a branch 
at 260 poles, in all 320 poles to a red oak & ash. then east 320 poles crosses the 
creek to a stake, then north 320 poles to a stake, west to the beginning. Also two 
land warrants, one No. 3368 & another 3378. 

Thomas Molloy February 18, 1801 page 269 

Indenture made April 1, 1800. Thomas Molloy as high bidder at a sheriffs sale 
of lands of William Tyrell has bought several tracts of land for the bid of $2044.96. 
Also a tract of 357 acres on Pond Creek, beginning at a maple, poplar & 
dogwood on James Russell's south boundary, running west 179 poles to a beech, 
then south 320 poles to a slake on said Tyrell" s north (?) boundary of a 640 acre 
tract on said creek, then east 179 poles to a poplar & beech, his northeast comer 
of said tract, then north to the beginning. 

John Anthony May 29, 1801 page 274 

Indenture made February 26, 1801. For the sum of 75 dollars, James Gallaspy 
has sold to John Anthony 35 acres lying on the waters of Stones River, being a 
part of a survey originally granted to Thomas McCrory. Beginning at a hickory 

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& black oak corner on the east boundary of Moore's preemption, then south 20 
poles to two poplars corner, then east 200 poles to the bank of Stones River to a 
box elder & maple corner, then south 20 poles to an elm comer, then 200 poles to 
the beginning. 

William Campbell June 1. 1801 page 278 

Indenture made March 1. 1799. For the sum of 100 pounds, Robert S. Russell of 
Fayette County, Kentucky, has sold William Campbell of Christian County, Ken- 
tucky, 360 acres on the west fork of Smarts Creek. Beginning at the northeast of 
said Russell's preemption, then south 320 poles to a stake, then west 180 poles to 
a stake corner to John Stockard. then north with said Stockard's line 320 poles to 
a stake, then east 180 poles to the beginning. 

Matthew Hunt June 1, 1801 page 278 

Indenture made February 23, 1801. For the sum of 75 dollars, Maclin Oross has 
sold 50 acres to Matthew Hunt on waters of Stones River. Beginning at two 
poplars on the south bank of McCrory's Creek running south 152 poles to a red 
oak. then west 190 poles to a poplar, then north 12 to a sugartree on the bank of 
said creek, then down the creek with the meanders to the beginning. 

George M. Deadrick June 3, 1801 page 281 

Indenture made March 20, 1801. John Caffrey and George M. Deadrick, by mutal 
agreement between them, divided and partition several tracts of land they jointly 
own and for 100 paid to said John Caffrey the following tracts are conveyed to 
George M. Deadrick. 

Tract # 1 - Beginning at a black oak in Philip Phillips's east boundary line being 
John Bucchanan's southwest corner, then south 286 poles to a dogwood on Ben- 
jamin Flood's north boundary line, then east 358 poles to an elm, then north 286 
poles to an ash, then west to the beginning. Lying on waters of Stones River & 
granted by patent No. 2725. Located June 9, 1796, in the military office & regis- 
tered in Green County. 
Tract # 2 - 640 acres on Mill Creek. 

Tract # 3 - 640 acres on the waters of Stones River. Beginning at an elm 20 poles 
east of Jason Thompson's dividing comer of two tracts, one of which he con- 
veyed to Daniel Gooden, then west 452 poles to a dogwood on John Thompson's 
north boundary line, then north 226 poles to an elm, then east 452 poles to a 
black oak. then south 226 poles to the beginning. Originally granted to Stockley 
Donelson by patent No. 2712 and located in the military office June 9, 1796, and 
registered in Green County. 
Tract # 4 - 640 acres on White's & Kasper's creek. 

George M. Deadrick June 4, 1801 page 282 

Indenture made June 5, 1798. For the sum of 640 dollars, Thomas Hickman has 
sold George M. Deadrick 640 acres. Lying on the waters of the first creek that 
nms into the east fork of Stones River on the east side above Bradley Creek. 
Beginning at a black walnut & ash miming south crossing a branch at 80 and 
then at 164, in all 320 poles, to an ironwood northwest corner to John Marshall, 

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then east with him 320 poles to a stake north 320 poles to a stake, west 320 poles 
to the beginning. Granted to said Hickman by grant No. (739). 

Matthew Brooks June 9, 1801 page 286 

Indenture made March 7. 1801. For the sum of 500 dollars. Gotlib Krouss of 
Stokes County, North Carolina, has sold Matthew Brooks of Stokes County. N.C. 
640 acres on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a sugartree on the first 
line rim by the commissioners in 1783 and about 10 chains east of said fork, 
south 60 chains to an elm in a flat of cedars, then west 106 chains & 70 links to a 
hickory, then north 60 chains to a stake on said line, then with said line east 106 
chains & 70 links to the beginning. Granted to said Krouss by grant No. 1171 and 
registered in Book E. page 40. 

James Wills June 1 1 . 1 80 1 page 290 

Indenture made & concluded July 25, 1800. Edward Bradley on December 7, 
1795. by an indenture com eyed a part of his preemption to James Wills and there 
is a mistake in the deed. Therefore, Edward Bradley, now to correct the mistake, 
conveys l A of his preemption to James Wills. Beginning at a marked sapling on 
James Todd's east boundary being Archibald Buchanans southwest comer, then 
south with Todd's line 95 poles to a stake on Charles Hall's line, formerly Moore's. 
then east 142 poles to a white oak on said Hall's line being a comer to James 
Mulherin by agreement with John Hoggatt and said Wills, then north five de- 
grees west along a dhiding line made by said Mulherin to a sugartree and red 
bud in Archibald Buchanan's line, then with said line to the beginning. Contain- 
ing 87 acres, 103 poles. 

John Boyd July 1, 1801 page 293 

Indenture made Augurst 10, 1795. For the sum of 450 pounds. Joseph Barnes has 
sold John Boyd 640 acres on the east side of the main east fork of Stones River. 
Beginning at a large poplar. Reed's comer, and running south with Reed's line 
320 poles to a white oak & ironwood on the bank of the river, then with the 
meanders of the river about west 320 poles to a poplar, then north 320 poles to a 
stake, then east 320 poles to the beginning. 

Frederick Binkley August 5. 1801 page 294 

Indenture made & concluded June 1, 1801. For the sum of 640 dollars, John 
Overton has sold to Frederick Binkley 320 acres being 14 of a 640 acre tract 
granted to Robert Hays by patent dated January 14, 1793, and adjoining William 
Stuart's preemption on the east and John Donelson on the south. Beginning at 
John Donelson's comer on said William's line, then along said Donelson's line 
east 160 poles to a poplar, then south 320 poles to a stake, then west 160 poles to 
William Stuart's line, then along the same north 320 poles to the beginning. 

Francis Sanders August 6. 1801 page 295 

Indenture made December 27. 1800. For the sum of 1 12 dollars. Henry & Frederick 
Foster have sold 50 acres on the waters of Stones River. Beginning at a stake on 
the east boundary of William Garner's preemption being the southwest corner of 
a tract of land the said Sanders had formerly purchased of Henry Shannon, then 

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south 50 poles to a stake by a black oak, then east 160 poles to a dogwood on 
George Heartman's line of his west boundary, then north 50 poles to a poplar, 
southeast corner of said Shannon's tract, then west with said line to the begin- 
ning. 

Francis Sanders August 7, 1801 page 297 

Indenture made February 21, 1801. For the sum of 125 dollars, George M. 
Deadrick has sold Francis Sanders 100 acres on the waters of Stones River. Be- 
ginning at a black oak on Benjamin Flood's southwest comer, then north 160 
poles to a white oak, then east 100 poles to a white oak & poplar, then south 160 
to a double Spanish oak, then west to the beginning. 

John McGempsey August 8, 1801 page 298 

Indenture made July 15, 1801. For the sum of 1000 dollars, Thomas Kennedy of 
Madison County, Kentucky, has sold John McGempsey of Burks County, North 
Carolina, 640 acres on the west side of Stones River. Beginning at a post oak & 
dogwood, then north 304 poles to a post oak, then east 182 poles to the junction 
of Overall Creek and Stones River, then up Stones River with its meanders 490 
poles to a white oak & honey locust, south 102 poles to two hickories, then west 
417 poles to the beginning. Granted to Thomas Kenneky by grant No. 23 1. 

Samuel Oliphant August 8, 1801 page 300 

Indenture made June 9, 1801. For the sum of 430 dollars, Andrew Jackson has 
sold Samuel Oliphant 320 acres on Hurricane and Harts Spring Creek. Begin- 
ning at two sugartree saplings on Daniel Frazer's east boundary line, then east 
160 poles, then south 320 poles to a stake, then west 160 poles to a white oak, 
said Frazer's southeast corner, then north to the beginning. Being V% of a 640 
acre tract granted to Stockley Donelson by patent No. 2722 dated July 20. Said 
Tract conveyed by Donelson to Watson and by James Watson to Andrew Jack- 
son. 

William Hamilton August 10, 1801 page 301 

Know ye that we have granted William Hamilton, assignee Anthony (Cross), a 
private, 640 acres on the east side of Stones River on the waters of the first creek 
above Stoner's Lick Creek. Beginning at a dogwood & ironwood, then north 
320 poles to a hickory & poplar, then east 320 poles to a black oak, then south 
320 poles to a stake, then west 320 poles to the beginning. Dated March 7, 1796. 

Severn & Leven Donelson August 10. 1801 page 301 

Indenture made April 10, 1800. For the natural affection of Alexander, John, 
William and (Samuel) Donelson, the elder brothers of the said Severn & Leven 
Donelson, have given & granted their yoimger brothers two tracts or preemption 
which were the property of John Donelson, deceased. One tract above the mouth 
of Stones River where the said Severn & Leven Donelson now live. The other on 
Big Harpeth. 

Andrew Jackson August 11, 1801 page 302 

Indenture made February 7, 1800. For the sum of 100 dollars, James Watson has 

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sold Andrew Jackson 640 acres on Hurricane & Harts Spring Creeks. Beginning 
at two sugartree saplings on Daniel Frazers east boundary line, then east 320 
poles to a sugartree and black oak, then south 320 poles to an ash & elm. Cobb*s 
northeast corner, then west 320 poles to a white oak, said Frazers southeast 
corner, then north to the beginning. 

Also another tract of 365 acres on a branch of Stones River on the east side 
of Stones River. Beginning at Lewis Wells southeast comer . a hickory & ash. 
then along Redmond D. Berry's line south 320 poles to two dogwoods on said 
Berry's line, then west 183 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a hickory on 
Lewis Wells line, then along the same east 183 poles to the beginning. 

Timothy Demunbre August 11. 1801 page 302 

Indenture made July 18. 1801. For the sum of 200 dollars. William Betts has sold 
Timothy Demunbre 50 acres on the Stone Lick branch (?). Beginning at a sugartree 
on William Thomas's line running east 64 poles to an oak. then south 134 poles 
to a stake on Mason's line, then north eighty (2) degrees west 72 poles to a stake 
on McNairy's line, then north 79 poles to a stake, Malugent's northeat corner, 
then east 4 poles to a stake, then north X A degree east 44 poles to the beginning. 

John Tait August 11, 1801 page 303 

Indenture made September 22, 1800. For the sum of 300 dollars. Matthew Payne 
has sold John Tait 100 acres. Beginning at a black oak on the east bank of Ston- 
ers Creek, then north thirty degrees east 1 1 poles to a hackberry. then south sixty 
degrees 230 poles to a stake on the south line of Matthew Payne's survey where 
said line (hall released), then west with said south boundary 269 poles to a stake 
opposite in north direction to an ash. northwest corner to John Baker's survey 
which joins the public including Stoner Lick, then north with the line of the 
public survey to where it stricks Stoners Creek and up Stoners Creek on the east 
side with its meanders to the begimiing. 

Abraham Bowman November 10, 1801 page 305 

Indenture made December 9. 1801. For the sum of 500 dollars. Jacob Mires of 
Kentucky has sold Abraham Bowman 400 acres on the east side of Stones River. 
Begimiing at a sugartree and hickory on the river bank at the mouth of Searcy's 
Creek then up the river with its meanders 200 poles to white oak on Cornelius 
Riddle's north boundary, then east 92 poles with said line to an elm. it being said 
Riddle's corner, then north 265!/: to a stake, then west 274 to an elm, then south 
180 poles to the beginning. 

Bennett Searcy November 19. 1801 page 309 

Indenture made August 26. 1801. For the sum of 900 dollars as high bid & 70 
dollars for another tract as high bid at the sheriffs sale of the property of Thomas 
Armstrong to satisfy a judgement against his estate, the sheriff has sold these two 
tracts to Bennett Searcy on October 25. 1800. 

Tract # 1 - 3840 acres Thomas Armstrong received for his sen ice as a captain on 
the waters of Stones River. Lying on the main west fork of Stones River on the 
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about a mile from the river including two springs. Beginning at two dogwoods & 
a hickory, then south 540 poles crossing a small creek continuing south 1050 
poles to an ash & two mulberries, then west 5_85'/2 poles to a stake, then north 
1050 poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. Grant No. 48. 
Tract # 2 - 640 acres on Stones River and adjoining Col. James Armstrong entry 
of 7200 acres on the waters of Stones River on the south side. Beginning at Lt. 
Hardy Holmes's northwest corner at a honey locust & two hickories, then west 
240 poles to a walnut & hickory, then south 426 Vi poles to a stake, then east 240 
poles to Holmes's west boundary, north along his line 4261/2 poles to the begin- 
ning. 

John Bacchus November 23, 1801 page 312 

Indenture made December 20, 1800. For 125 dollars, Henry White has sold John 
Bacchus 50 acres. Beginning at a hickory & stake, then north 50 poles to a dog- 
wood joining John Bucchanan on the west, then west 160 poles to a hickory 
joining said Bucchanan on the south, then south 50 poles to a dogwood stake, 
Maddon's on the east, then east 160 poles to the beginning. 

John & Isham Gilliam November 23, 1801 page 313 

Indenture made October 3, 1801. For $1066.75, Thomas Cox has sold John & 
Isham Gilliam of Buckingham County, Virginia, 640 acres. Beginning at two 
white oaks, southwest corner to Samuel Wilson's preemption on the main west 
fork of Stones River, then south 320 poles to three walnuts, then east 320 poles 
crossing the river to a stake, then north 320 poles to said Wilson's corner, then 
west with the same to the beginning. 

Andrew Work November 23, 1801 page 313 

Indenture made October 8, 1801. For the sum of 80 dollars, John Johns has sold 
Andrew Work 40 acres on the waters of Overall Creek. Beginning at a beech, 
Robert Weakley's corner, then north 20 chains to a beech (Francis Lewis's line) 
then with his line east 20 chains to a sugartree. then south 20 chains to a hickory, 
then west 20 chains to the beginning. Being part of a tract John Johns purchased 
from Robert Weakley. 

Joseph & Thomas Welch November 30, 1801 page 320 

Indenture made September 10, 1801. For the sum of 100 dollars, James Hays of 
Lincoln County, Kentucky, has sold Joseph & Thomas Welch of Lincoln County, 
Ky., 400 acres being part of a 640 acre tract, lying on the Cumberland River near 
the mouth of Stones River. Beginning at two elms on the bank of Cumberland 
River, Robert Espey's northwest corner, then up said river north 30 degrees west 
196 poles to a hickory on the bank of said river, then east 394 poles to a stake on 
the bank of said river, then up said river south 16 degrees east 180 poles to a 
white oak, Espey's southeast corner, then 340 poles west with Espey's line to the 
beginning. 

John Childress May 4, 1802 page 322 

Indenture made December 8, 1801. For the sum of 1000 dollars, John Bush, 
lieutnant in the state of Georgia, has sold John Childress contining (nine) hun- 

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dred and (14) acres. Beginning at a white oak on the Commissioners Line, then 
west on said line 481 poles to an ash. then south 304 poles to a stake, then east 
481 poles to a stake, then north 304 poles to the beginning. Being a grant to Lt. 
John Bush by grant No. 976. Land lying on Stuarts Creek. 

Thomas Rucker. S. Miller & James Rucker May 4. 1802 page 323 

Indenture made February 1. 1801. For the sum of 7000 dollars. Isaac Shelby and 
Ins wife Susanna Shelby of Lincoln County, Kentucky, have sold Thomas Rucker. 
Simon Miller & James Rucker of Wilson County, Tn„ 5000 acres lying in Wil- 
son County on both sides of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a large 
hickory, red oak. & dogwood 200 poles west of the maiden spring and running 
east 1250 poles crossing two creeks to a double walnut & red oak, then north 640 
poles crossing Stones River to a hickory, elm. & red oak, then west 1250 cross- 
ing Stones River to a large red oak & hickory, then south 640 poles to the begin- 
ning. 

Andrew Buchanan May 4. 1802 page 326 

Indenture made September 25. 1801. For the sum of 200 dollars. Henry Foster & 

Frederick , have sold Andrew Buchanan 150 acres on the waters of Stones 

River. Beginning at a black ash being the northeast corner of Henry (Sannons) 
survey on the north boundary line of survey originally granted to Phillips & 
Campbell, then south 140 to a white oak & two black oaks, then east 100 poles to 
a dogwood & black one. then south 27 poles to a black oak, then east 60 poles to 
a sassafras, then north 167 poles to a dogwood & post oak. then west to the 
beginning. 

Samuel Blair May 5. 1802 page 329a 

North Carolina Grant No. 179. Samuel Blair, a private in the battalion of troops 
raised for the protection of Davidson County, is granted 400 acres on Stones 
River. Beginning at a hickory being John Buchanan's northeast corner, then west 
80 poles to a black oak. then north 120 poles to a double maple. 240 6/10 poles to 
a stake, then south 320 poles to an ash, then west 160 6/10 poles to said Buchanan 
east boundary, then north to the beginning. 

John Hoggatt May 5, 1802 page 329 

Indenture made August 8. 1801. John Hoggatt has gotten a court to award 3814 
acres to him from Thomas McCrory of Williamson County and James Gallaspie. 
Land was originally part of Edward Bradley's preemption which said Hoggatt 
now owns. Begining at the northeast corner of Moore's preemption a white oak, 
then east 126 poles to Stones River then down the river to an elm being McCrory "s 
northeast corner up the river, then west with McCrory "s line 40 poles to said 
McCrory's northwest comer, a white oak, then south with said McCrory "s line 
74 poles to the beginning. 

James Hill May 6, 1802 page 330 

Indenture made October 13, 1801. For the sum of 500 dollars. George & Thomas 
Sawyers of Botecourt County, Virginia, have sold James Hill 250 acres on the 
waters of Stones River. Beginning at a white oak being William Kimbro's south- 

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east corner, then east 160 poles to a white oak. then north 250 poles to a sngartree 
sapling, then west 160 poles to a poplar, said Kimbro"s northeast corner, then 
with his line to the beginning. Being the southeast corner of 1000 acres origi- 
nally granted to Lardner Clark as assignee of Jeptha Parker. 

James Wright May 7, 1802 page 333 

Indenture made November 20, 1801 . For the sum of ( ). George M. Deadrick 
has sold James Wright 50 acres & 23 poles on the waters of Stones River. Begin- 
ning at an elm on the east bank of Hamilton Creek by an ash and sycamore ( ) 
small west of ( ) east edge of the original grant, then west 35!/ 2 poles Spanish 

oak. south 226 poles to a post oak, then east 3544 poles to a on the 

southeast corner of the original survey, then north to the beginning 226 poles. 

John Hoggatt May 9, 1802 page 336 

Indenture made December 29, 1801. For 130 dollars, Archibald Buchanan has 
sold John Hoggatt 22 acres. Beginning at a sugartree at the southeast corner of 
said Archibald Buchanan's tract on Stones River, then west with Buchanan's 
line 148 poles to a white oak, red bud & hickory, then north 24 poles to a hickory 
and two white ash saplings, then east 148 poles to three white oaks, then south 24 
poles to the beginning. 

Joseph Lemonds May 9, 1802 page 338 

Indenture made January 13, 1792. For the sum of 15 pounds. Minos Cannon of 
Randolph County, North Carolina, has sold Joseph Lemonds of Rockingham 
County, North Carolina, 150 acres on waters of Mill Creek near the ridge be- 
tween Mill Creek & Big Hurricane of Stones River. Beginning at en elm, said 
Minos Cannon's west line, a marked corner, and running his line west 272 poles 
to an ash, then north 88!/ 2 poles to a stake, then east said Commissioners Line 
272 poles, then south 88 Vi poles to the beginning. Part of a larger tract granted to 
Minos Cannon of 640 acres dated November 26, 1789. 

Blake Rutlin June 5, 1802 page 340 

Indenture made November 1 9, 1 80 1 . For 400 dollars, Andrew Jackson & Bennett 
Searcy have sold l A of a 640 acre tract on the headwaters of Stoner Lick Creek. 
Beginning at a dogwood & three sugartree saplings, then east 280 poles crossing 
the spring branch four times to a white oak & dogwood, then south 272 poles 
crossing Stoner's Creek to a white oak, then west 280 poles to a stake, then north 
272 poles to the beginning. Land granted originally as preemption to James 
Harris. 

Jeremiah & Larkin Thacker June 19, 1802 page 349 

Indenture made February 9, 1802. For the sum of 300 dollars, John Blackamore 
has sold Jeremiah & Larkin Thacker of Sumner County 304 3/4 acres on the east 
fork of Stones River, being part of a 1000 acre tract. Beginning at a large black 
oak southeast corner of the said 1000 acre tract and northwest corner of Isaac 
Shelby's land, then west 320 poles to two post oaks, north 162!/ 2 poles to a black 
oak, dogwood & hickory on Benjamin Edwards's line, east 124 poles to Edwards's 
corner, a black oak & dogwood, south 19 poles to Henry Bradford's southeast 

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corner, a hickory, ash & elm on the south bank of a branch, east with said 
Bradford's line 200 poles to his southeast corner, a white oak & small sugartree 
and mulberry tree, then south 140 poles to the beginning. 

Samuel Campbell June 19, 1802 page 350 

Indenture made January 26, 1802. For the sum of 1200 dollars, Archibald Lytle, 
John Nichols. & William Lytle have sold Samuel Campbell 950 acres on the 
main west fork of Stones River, being a part of Col. Archibald Lytle's grant of 
7200 acres. Beginning at two ashes being the northeast corner of a survey of 670 
conveyed by William Lytle, Sr. to William Lytle, Jr. out of the 7200 acre tract, 
running west 352 poles to a small ash & honey locust, then north 435 poles to a 
large cherry & small elm. then east 352 poles to an elm. ironwood & dogwood, 
then south with William Lytle "s 1000 acre tract 435 poles to the beginning. 

Blake Rutlin June 21. 1802 page 352 

Indenture made November 18, 1801. For the sum of 400 dollars. John Caffrey 
has sold Blake Rutlin 320 acres on Stoners Lick Creek being the undivided half 
of a 640 acres originally granted to James Harris as his preemption, which John 
Caffrey obtained by a court decree in May. 1801. The 640 acres bounded as 
follows: beginning at a dogAvood & three small sugartrees. east 280 poles cross- 
ing the spring branch four times to a white & dogwood, then south 372 

poles crossing Stoner's Creek to a white , then west 272 poles to a stake, 

then north 372 poles to the beginning. 

James Espey June 23. 1802 page 352 

Indenture made May 15, 1801. For the sum of (two) thousand dollars. Samuel 
Weakley & Robert Weakley have sold James Espey of Sumner County 640 acres 
on Hart's Spring branch, the waters of Stuarts Creek. Beginning at a large red 
oak & dogwood. Robert Russell's southwest corner on the south side of said 
branch, runs with Russell's line east 61 chains to a poplar & hickory on Evan 
Shelby's line, with his line & Moses Shelby's south 72 chains & 50 links to a 
walnut corner to a tract granted to Eusebius Bushnell. with said line west 122 
chains to a stake, then north 32 chains & 50 links to a stake, then east with the 
heirs of Nathaniel Hart's line 61 chains to a small black oak & ash. their comer, 
with their line north 40 chains to the beginning. Land granted to Samuel & Rob- 
ert Weakley by grant No. 3077. 

Also, another tract on Stones River on the west side of the river between 
the mouth of Stuart's Creek and the forks of the river. Contains 509 acres includ- 
ing the plantation where Samuel Weakley now lives. Beginning at two red oaks 
on the west bank of said river, a small distance below a large spring on Robert 
Smith's line, runs with the Smith's line west to Smiths southwest comer on 
Stephen Cantrell's line, then with said Cantrells line south 35 chains to a stake 
on Andrew Casselman's line, then with said Casselman's line east 22 chains to a 
small ash in a cedar glade, said Casselman's comer, then with his line south 1 1 
chains & 50 links to a small hickory on Joseph Martin's line, with his line east 90 
chains to Ins corner, continued in all 95 chains to a cedar & white oak orr the 
bluff of said river, Thomas Bedford's comer, then down the river on the west 
side with the meanders to the beginning. 

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Anthony Winston June 23, 1802 page 354 

Indenture made March 20, 1802. For the sum of 1900 dollars, John Williamson 
has sold Anthony Winston (360) acres on the headwaters of the left hand fork of 
Stoners Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at Samuel Donelson's cor- 
ner, two poplars then along his line south 224 to a dogwood & red elm, then east 
300 poles to a hickory & hornbeam, then north to a dogwood & poplar 80 poles, 
then west 96 poles to two poplars, then north 184 poles running with Ezekiel 
(B)oyd*s line to a black oak on Peter Mosley's line, then west 86 poles to a 
hickory & two dogwoods, then south 40 poles to a poplar, then west 120 poles to 
the beginning. 

Robert Love Dean August 3, 1802 page 358 

Indenmre made January 29, 1800. For the sum of 440 dollars, Joseph Dean of 
Williamson County has sold Robert Love Dean 440 acres on Stones River granted 
by North Carolina to John Rice, Abraham Riston & Elisha Rice, grant No. (294) 
dated June 13, 1787. Beginning at an ash, Samuel Edmandson's corner, running 
south 200 poles to a stake, then east 220 poles to a black oak, then north 452 
poles crossing Stones River to two black walnuts, then west 99 poles to an elm, 
corner of Samuel Edmandson"s 200 acre tract that he purchased from said Jo- 
seph Dean, then south with his line 252 poles to a stake, then west 127 poles to 
the beginning. 

Benjamin Liddon August 3, 1802 page 360 

Indenture made January 17. 1797. For the sum of 2000 dollars, Thomas Rutledge, 

Sr. of ( )ftlin County, North Carolina, has sold Benjamin Liddon of the same 

count}- & state 2560 acres on Stones River joining Archibald Lytle's & William 
MitcheFs lands. The tract granted to Sarah Rutledge, heiress of Lt. William 
Rutledge, deceased and the present wife of the said Benjamin Liddon and by , 
conveyed by said Benjamin Liddon & his wife to Thomas Rutledge. 

Stephen Roach August 4. 1802 page 361 

Indenture made April 28. 1802. For the sum of ( ) hundred and eight dollars, 
Robert Searcy has sold Stephen Roach a tract of land on Hurricane Creek of 
Stones River. Beginning at a sugartree, Green HilFs west boundary, running 
south with said line crossing a fork of said creek to hornbeam & dogwood at 226 
poles, then west 452 14 poles to a mulberry, then north 226 poles to a (log) on the 
dry? Hurricane, then 452 14 poles to the beginning. A preemption right granted to 
Lardner Clark, assignee of Henry O. Horn, grant dated April , 1786, No. (176) 
and registered in Davidson County book A, page 142. 

Thomas Rutledge August 5, 1802 page 362 

Indenture made January 16, 1796. For the sum of 2000 dollars, Benjamin Liddon 
and wife Sarah of (Duplin) County, North Caroline, have sold Thomas Rutledge 
of the same county & state 2560 acres on the waters of Stones River joining 
Archibald Lytle"s & William Mitchel's lines. Granted to Sarah Rutledge, heir at 
law of Lt. William Rutledge, deceased and now the present wife of Benjamin 
Liddon. 



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Roger Barton August 5, 1802 page 363 

Indenture made January' 2. 1802. For the sum of (four hundred pounds). Frederick 
Lee of Frederick County, Virginia, has sold Roger Barton 640 acres on the yy a- 
ters of Stones River and about three miles south of Stoners Lick and on both 
sides of the Buffalo Road leading from the lick to Suggs Creek. Beginning at 
Hay's corner a black oak, then east 320 poles to an ash and dogyvood on (?enon"s) 
line, then south 320 poles crossing the Buffalo Road to a stake, then yvest 320 
poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 

Also another tract on Stones Rover of 640 acres. Beginning at a mulberry 
being Ebenezer Brooks" s northeast corner, then east 452 poles to a hickory & 
white oak. then north 226 poles to a black walnut, then yvest 452 poles to an ash. 
then south 226 poles to the beginning. Land granted to Stockley Donelson as 
assignee of Elijah Wills and Helary Parker. Cony eyed to James Watson and con- 
veyed by him to William Bird Page and by him to Frederick Lee. 

Thomas Rucker August 8. 1802 page 364 

Indenture made July 10, 1802. For the sum of 2500 dollars. James Rucker & 
Simon Miller have sold Thomas Rucker 1947 acres on the east fork of Stones 
River on both sides of the river. The land being a part of a tract granted to Isaac 
Shelby and conveyed to said Thomas Rucker. Simon Miller & James Rucker 
which contained 5000 acres. Beginning at a large red oak, hickory, and dog- 
yvood. Isaac Shelby's northwest corner, then south 358 poles to a red oak and 
dogyvood. then south 43 degrees east 201 poles to an elm and hickory, then 22 
degrees east 40 poles to a.yvalnut. then north 34 degrees east 40 poles to an elm 
on the bank of the mill branch, then doyvn the branch with its meanders to Joseph 
Moornann's ? corner, a black oak & dogyvood. then yvest 25 poles to a hickory, 
dogwood and walnut, then north 137 to a honey locust on the side of a dry branch, 
then doyvn the said branch yvith its meanders north 40 degrees yvest 45 poles to 
the mouth of Stones River, then yvith the middle of said river and its meanders to 
the mouth of Bushnell Creek, then north 66 poles to a double sugartree. then east 
41'/2 poles to a yvhite oak and dogwood, then north 358 poles to a white oak. 
dogwood and mulberry on said Shelby's north boundary, then yvest 870 poles 
crossing Stones River to the beginning. 

Joseph Newman August 9. 1802 page 364 

Indenture made July 7, 1802. For the sum of 150 dollars. Thomas Rucker. Simon 
Miller, and James Rucker have sold Joseph Newman 100 acres. Being part of 
Isaac Shelby's 5000 acre survey and lying on the south side of the east fork of 
Stones River. Beginning at the mouth of (Mouton) Spring branch, then up said 
branch as it meanders to a black oak and dogwood, then yvest 25 poles to a 
hickory, dogyvood and walnut, then north 137 poles to a honey locust on the side 
of a diy branch, then doyvn said branch as it meanders north 40 degrees yvest 45 
poles to the mouth of Stones River, then up the middle of said river to the begin- 
ning. 

James Rucker August 9, 1802 page 365 

Indenture made July 10. 1802. For the sum of 2500 dollars, Thomas Rucker and 
Simon Miller have sold James Rucker 1267 acres on the south side of the east 

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fork of Stones River in Davidson County. Being a part of Isaac Shelby's 5000 
acre survey. Beginning at a red oak, said Isaac Shelby's south boundary line, 160 
poles from his beginning corner, then north 1 10 poles to a walnut, then north 34 
degrees east 40 poles to an elm on the null branch, then down said branch as it 
meanders to the east fork of Stones River, then up the middle of said river as it 
meanders to the middle of Bushnell Creek, then up the middle of said creek to 
where it strikes the south boundary line aforesaid of said Shelby's, then along 
tins line west 630 poles to the beginning. 

James Rucker August 9, 1802 page 365 

Indenture made July 10, 1802. For the sum of 1000 dolalrs, Thomas Rucker and 
Simon Miller have sold James Rucker 1407 acres on both sides of the east fork of 
Stones River being part of Isaac Shelby's 5000 acre survey. Beginning at a double 
walnut on the southeast corner of said Isaac Shelby's original survey, then north 
along his line 678 poles to a hickory, red oak, and elm, then west along his line 
(Shelby) 419 1 / 2 poles to a white oak and mulberry corner, then south a new line 
3(4)8 poles to a white oak and dogwood, Miller's line, then east with his line 227 
to an elm, then south 320 poles crossing the river along new lines to a post oak 
and hickory, new corner on the south boundary of the original survey, then east 
234 poles to the beginning. 

Simon Miller August 9, 1802 page 366 

Indenture made July 10, 1802. For the sum of 700 dollars, Thomas and James 
Rucker have sold Simon Miller (?)32 acres on the east fork of Stones River being 
part of Isaac Shelby's survey of 5000 acres. Beginning at a post oak and hickory 
of the south boundary of the said Shelby's survey, then north 120 poles crossing 
Stones River to an elm, then west 227 poles to a double sugartree, then south (7)6 
poles to the mouth of Bushnell Creek, then up said creek with the meanders to 
where it strikes the south boundary of Shelby's survey, then east along this line 
266 poles to the beginning. 

Simon Miller August 9, 1802 page 366 

Indenture made July 10, 1802. For the sum of 300 dollars, Thomas and James 
Rucker have sold Simon Miller 215 acres in the forks of Stones River including 
the beginning of Isaac Shelby's large survey. Beginning one mile from the said 
Shelby's beginning southwest corner on a black oak on the west boundary, then 
south 320 poles to a hickory, then east 160 poles to a black oak, then north 1 10 
poles to a walnut, then north 22 degrees west 221 poles to the beginning. 

Robert Smith August 10, 1802 page 367 

Indenture made June 8, 1801. For the sum of 500 dollars, John Donelson has 
soid Robert Smith of Wilson County 960 acres in Wilson County on a south 
branch of Falling Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at the said John 
Donelson' s three ash trees, then east 320 poles to a black walnut on top of a 
knob, then south 320 poles to a dogwood & mulberry, then west 320 poles to an 
ash, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 

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north 320 poles to a black locust, west 160 poles to a stake, then south 320 poles 
to a stake, then east 160 poles to the beginning. 

Benjamin Liddon August 10, 1802 page 368 

Henry King purchased 94 acres at a sheriffs sale being part of a tract of 2560 
acres granted to Sarah Rutledge on the waters of Stones River. For the sum of 20 
dollars, he has sold this land to Benjamin Liddon, the present husband of Sarah 
Rutledge. 

John Larkins August 10, 1802 page368 

Indenture made September 11. 1801. For the sum of 800 dollars. John McAdoe 
has sold John Larkins 400 acres being a part of a grant to Welch, lying in Wilson 
County on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a large sugartree on the 
north side of the east fork marked SW & JL runs south crossing said fork at 18 
chains and continues south, in all 44 chains and 50 links, to an ash and iromvood. 
then east 90 chains to a stake, then north 44 chains and 50 links to a stake, then 
west 90 chains to the beginning. 

Robert Smith August 11, 1802 page 369 

North Carolina Grant No. 3339. Robert Smith, assignee of the heirs of Ephraim 
Lannom, is granted 640 acres in Sumner County and lying on both sides of Fall- 
ing Creek. Beginning about 3 Vi miles below an old buffalo road crossing said 
creek at a sycamore, white oak and hornbeam, on the north bank of said creek, 
then north 320 poles to an ash and dogwood crossing said creek first to the right, 
then to the left, then west 320 poles to a walnut crossing said creek at 240 poles 
to a high bluff, then south 320 poles to a white oak. elm and dogwood, then east 
320 poles to the beginning. Dated December 6. 1797. 

King & Crosier August 12. 1802 page 371 

Indenture made April 6. 1802. For the sum of 1218 dollars. William King of the 
town of Washington in Washington County. Virginia, and John Crosier of Knox- 
ville. Tennessee, have bought from Roger Barton two tracts of land. The land 
originally granted to Stockley Donelson on July 20. 1796. Conveyed by said 
Donelson to James Watson, by him to William Berd Page, by him to Frederick 
Lee and said Lee to Roger Barton. 

Tract # 1 - 640 acres on waters of Stones River about three miles south of Stoners 
Lick and on both sides of the buffalo road from the lick to Suggs Creek. Begin- 
ning at Hays's comer, a black oak. then east 320 poles to an ash and dogwood on 
Dixons line, then south 320 poles crossing the buffalo road to a stake, then west 
320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 
Tract # 2 - 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning at a mulberry. Ebenezer Brooks" s 
northeast comer, then east 452 poles to a hickory and white oak. then north 226 
poles to an ash and walnut, then west 452 poles to an ash. then south 226 poles to 
the beginning. 

William Doran August 12, 1802 page 373 

Indenture made August 11. 1801. For the sum of 900 dollars, James Buford of 
Williamson County and Jonathan Patterson of Kentucky have sold William Doran 

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640 acres on the waters of the first creek that nins in on the east side of Stones 
River above Bradleys Creek. Beginning at a black walnut and ash, then south 
crosses at 80 poles and another at 154, in all 320 poles, to an elm & ironwood, 
then west 320 poles to a stake, north 320 poles to a stake, then east to the begin- 
ning. 

Francis Sanders August 18, 1802 page 379 

Indenture made September 14, 1801. For the sum of 35 dollars, George Hartman 
has sold 20 acres on the waters of Mill Creek and Stones River to Francis Sand- 
ers. Beginning at a black , being said Hartman's southeast corner, then north 

152 poles to a sassafras, said Hartman*s northeast comer, then west 2 1 poles to a 
dogwood sapling on said Hartman's line, then south 152 poles to a stake by a 
white oak and black oak, then east 2 1 poles to the beginning. 

Francis & William Sanders August 18, 1802 page 379 

Indenture made April 6, 1802. For the sum of 300 dollars, Howel Tatum has sold 
Francis & William Sanders 320 acres on the waters of Stones River and Mill 
Creek, being Vi of a 640 acre grant of Benjamin Flood. Beginning at a black oak, 
northwest corner to Benjamin Flood's survey, then east 160 poles to a black oak 
and dogwood, then south 2 degrees east 320 poles to a white oak and poplar on 
south boundary of said Flood's survey, then west 160 poles to a black gum and 
dogwood southwest corner to said survey, then north 320 poles to the beginning. 

William Tyrell November 5, 1802 page 382 

North Carolina Grant No. 3031. William Tyrell, assignee of Capt. James Gee's 
heirs, is granted 3840 acres including 320 acres belonging to John Buchanan 
lying on the waters of Mill Creek and Stuart's Creek joining General Summers's 
north boundary. Beginning at a sugartree, ash and dogwood, said Summers's 
northwest corner, running east 1 172 poles to a hickory and small white oak on 
north bank of the middle fork of Stuart's Creek, then north 568 poles to a sugartree, 
elm, and small red oak, then west with John Foreman's and Thomas Cotton's 
lines, 1172 poles to a stake, then south 568 poles to the beginning. Surveyed 
January 27, 1796 by John Davis, D.S., in consequence of a military warrant No. 
38. Located June 1, 1785. Grant dated April 10, 1797. 

William Lytle, Jr. November 5, 1802 page 382 

Indenmre made February 21, 1798. For the sum of 3000 dollars. William Tyreel 
of Knox County has sold William Lytle. Jr. 3840 acres including 320 acres be- 
longing to John Buchanan. Land granted to said William Tyrell by North Caro- 
lina. (See preceding indenture for boundaries.) 

John Cummins November 18, 1802 page 398 

Indenture made May 1, 1801. For the sum of 700 dollars, Thomas Harris of 
Mecklenburg County, Virginia, has sold John Cummins 400 acres being a part 
of a 2057 acre tract known as the Black Fox Camp originally granted to the said 
Harris. Beginning at a dogwood, the southwest corner of the original survey, and 
then miming east with the lines of the original survey to James Hawkins's cor- 
ner, an ash in the south boundary of the original survey, then with said Hawkins's 

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line north 5 chains to a red oak, corner to said Hawkins, then north 32 degrees 
west 20 chains to a stake in the middle of a blue hole in the Black Fox Spring, 
then with the meanders of spring branch to the place where intersects the west 
boundary of the original survey, then south with the original survey to the begin- 
ning. 

Cunningham Smith December 8, 1802 page 407 

Indenture made June 12, 1801. For the sum of 180 dollars. William Nash has 
sold Cunningham Smith of Wilson County 100 acres in Wilson County on the 
east side of Stones River on Falling Creek, being part of a 1000 acre tract granted 
to said Nash, assignee of Daniel Sanders. Grant No. 3183. Beginning at a dog- 
wood on Robert Smith's west line, running then west 90 poles to a large hickory, 
then north 178 poles to a stake striking the north bank at 100 poles then (so. in 
deed) was 90 poles to a stake, then south 178 poles to the beginning. Land being 
a part of a grant to said Nash of 1000 acres and grant No. 3 183 as assignee Daniel 
Sanders. 

Joseph Moore December 9, 1802 page 407 

Indenture made August 1. 1800. For the sum of 425 dollars. Robert Olive has 
sold Joseph Moore 320 acres being Vi of a 640 acre originally granted to John 
Buchanan and conveyed by him to John Cummins. Com eyed by Cummins to 
George Wayling and from said Wayling to Robert Olive. The land being on both 
sides of Stones River. The said 320 acres beginning at a red oak on the west bank 
of Stones River in Cornelius Ruddles"s east boundary, miming then south 226 
poles to a stake, then east 226 poles to a stake in on the middle of an old line, 
north 226 poles to a stake, west 226 poles to the beginning. 

Patrick Campbell December 15. 1802 page 411 

Indenture made March 25, 1802. For the sum of 274 dollars. James Watson of 
the town of Alexandria. Virginia, has sold Patrick Campbell of Knoxville 274 
acres which was com eyed by Stockley Donelson to James Watson. The land 
lying on Falling Creek, an eastern branch of Stones River. Beginning at William 
Nash's comer of his 1000 acre survey, the northwest comer of said Nash, then 
north 156 to a white oak, then east 282 poles to a dogwood and hickory on the 
said Stockley Donelson's line of a 1000 acre survey, then along his line south 
156 poles to the said William Nash's comer on the said Stockley Donelson's 
line, then along the said Nash's line to the beginning. 

James Neely December 16, 1802 page 412 

Indenture made October 15, 1802. For the sum of 640 dollars. William P. Ander- 
son, attorney for James Watson, has sold to James Neely acres on the wa- 
ters of Stones River. Beginning at a mulberry, being Ebenezer Brooks's north- 
east comer, then east 452 poles to a whie oak and hickory, then south 226 poles 
to a mulberry, then west 452 poles to a hickory being said Brooks's southeast 
comer, then, north 226 poles to the beginning. 

Deliverance Gray December 20, 1802 page 416 

Indenture made January 29, 1802. For the sum of 325 dollars. Samuel Lum has 

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sold Deliverance Gray 150 in Davidson County on Overall Creek being the place 
whereon said Lum now lives. Beginning at two small dogwoods running east 
122 poles to a large beech, then south with Overall's preemption line 196 poles 
to a beech, then west 122 poles to a stake, then north 196 poles to the beginning. 

William Wallace December 20, 1802 page 416 

North Carolina Grant No. 1038. William Wallace, assignee of Private Joshua 
Roberts's heirs, is granted 640 acres on the first creek above Stoner's Lick Creek 
on the east side of Stones River. Beginning at a hickory and ash, Stephen Brooks's 
comer, running then east 320 poles to a stake, Thompson's corner, then south 
320 poles to a hickory, then west 320 poles to two mulberries, then north 320 
poles to the beginning. Surveyed by William Nash, D. S., in consequence of a 
military warrant No. 2760, dated 1789. 

Joseph Roads January 20, 1803 page 417 

North Carolina Grant No. 1792. Captain Joseph Roads is granted 3840 acres for 
his service in the Continental Line, land lying on the west fork of Stones River. 
Beginning on the west bank of said fork where the soldier's boundary line crosses 
commonly called Rutherford's line, then along said line west 240 poles to an ash 
on said line, then north 960 poles to a red oak. then east 640 poles crossing the 
said west fork to a stake, then south 960 poles to a stake, then west 400 poles 
crossing said west fork to the beginning. 

William Miller February 14, 1803 page 417 

Indenture made January 1 1, 1803. For the sum of 500 dollars, Isaac Patton has 
sold William Miller 80 acres in Davidson County. Beginning at Lewis Perkin's 
line at two dogwoods and two ashs, then south 1 1 3 poles to a beech at the bank of 
the west fork of Overall Creek, then east 113 poles to a double beech, then north 
113 poles to a mulberry, then west to the beginning. 

William Buchanan February 14, 1803 page 421 

Indenture made November 25, 1802. For the sum of 1250 dollars, George 
Augustus Suggs of Kentucky has sold William Buchanan of Augusta County. 
Virginia, 640 acres on a small fork of the first creek above Stuarts Creek on the 
east side of Stones River. Beginning about three or four miles from the river on 
the north side of the creek on a black oak and hickory, running east 320 poles to 
two hickories, then south 320 poles to a hickory and dogwood, then west 320 
poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to the beginning. Land granted to the said 
Suggs by patent No. 892. 

Robert Weakley & Thomas Bedford February 16, 1803 page 426 

North Carolina Grant No. 3390. Robert Weakley and Thomas Bedford, assign- 
ees of Capt. James Pearl, are granted 3840 acres including a 320 acre tract in the 
name of Robert Branch previously entered and surveyed, lying on Stones River 
including the mouth of the east fork of said river. Beginning at an ash and black 
oak on a north bluff of Stones River, Harrison Parson's corner, below the mouth 
of the east fork of said river, nins east 27 chains to a small hickory and elm on 
Aquilla Suggs's line, then with said Suggs's line and George A. Suggs's line 

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crossing the east fork of Stones River south, in all 225 chains and 50 links, to a 
cherry tree, said Aqnilla Suggs "s comer, on the west side of the west fork of 
Stones River, then east with said Suggs" s line crossing said west fork, in all 80 
chains, to a cedar and small white oak. his comer, then south with his line 20 
chains and 25 links to a hickory and black oak. said Suggs" s comer, then with his 
line east 97 chains and 50 links to a hickory and large post oak on John 
Blackmore"s west boundary, then with his line and John McNairy's south 125 
chains to a black oak and hickory, then west 63 chains to a stake on Joseph 
Motheral's line, with Ins line north 48 chains to three white oaks, said Motheral"s 
comer, with his line west 27 chains to a stake, then north 23 chains and 25 links 
to a stake, his comer, with his line west 80 chains to a walnut, said Motheral"s 
comer, with his line south 80 chains to a hickory, his comer, with his line east 27 
chains toa stake, then south 23 chains and 25 links to a black oak. said Motheral"s 
comer, on Thomas Kennedy's line 56 poles west of the mouth of Overall Creek. 
with said Kennedy's line west 44 chains to a dogwood on Robert Hays's line, 
north 84 chains and 10 links to a stake, his comer, then west 42 chains and 50 
links to a mulberry on Timothey AciuTs line, with his line north 34 chains and 
40 links to a cedar, his comer, and with his line west 34 chains and 25 links to a 
mulberry and elm on John McNairy's line, with his line north 84 chains and 75 
links to a cedar, his comer, with his line west 67 and 50 links to a hackberry on 
Moses Shelby's line, with his line north 40 chains to a large red oak and black 
walnut, said Shelby's comer on Evan Shelby's line, marked RW & TW on said 
trees, with Evan Shelby's line east 31 chains to three hickories, said Shelby's 
comer, with his line north 49 chains to a cedar and dogwood on Robert Weakley's 
line, with his line east 25 chains and 50 links to a dogwood and hickory on said 
weakley's comer, with his line north 12 chains to an elm and black oak on Jo- 
seph Martin's line, with his line east 22 chains and 30 links to a hickory on the 
west bluff of the west fork, said Martin's southeast corner, with his line north 56 
chains and 75 links to a walnut, said Martin's comer, then east 4 chains and 50 
links to a cedar and white oak on the west bluff of Stones River below the mouth 
of the east fork of Stones River, then up the meanders of said river on the east 
side to the beginning. Sun eyed by Robert Weakley on September 6. 1797. in 
consequence of a military warrant No. 3042 located March 9. 1797. Grant dated 
December 12, 1801. 



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Deeds on Stones River from 
Davidson County Deeds Vol. F 

Joseph Nichols February 24, 1803 page 3 

Indenture made September 17. 1802. For the sum of 2 13, John Andrews has sold 
Joseph Nichols 213 1/3 acres on the second creek above Bradleys Lick, an east 
branch of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at an ironwood and cedar, 
then south 320 poles to two black oaks, then east 109 poles to a sugartree and 
elm, then north 320 poles to a buckeye and ash. the beginning corner of the 

original tract, then 109 poles to the beginning. Being part of a grant No. 

982 to Stockley Donelson dated May 18. 1789. 

John Andrews February' 24, 1803 page 3 

Indenture made May 4, 1801. For the sum of 640 dollars, Andrew Jackson has 
sold John Andrews 640 acres in Wilson County on the second creek above 
Bradley's Lick, an east branch of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a 
buckeye and ash near said creek, then west 320 poles to a hickory and ash, then 
south 320 poles crossing said creek to a buckeye, white oak and dogwood, then 
east 320 poles crossing three branches to an elm and sugartree, then north 320 
poles to the beginning. Land originally granted to Stockley Donelson by patent 
No. 982 dated May 18, 1789. 

John Smith February 25. 1803 page 4 

Indenture made . For the stmi of 800 dollars. John Cotten has sold John 

Smith 320 acres on a branch of Stones River. Beginning at a white oak, it being 
his northeast comer, then south 210 poles to Cotten" s branch, then up said branch 
with its meanders to a box elder and ash. then south 60 poles to two dogwoods, 
then west 40 poles to a sugartree, then north 200 poles to an ash and elm, then 
east 320 poles to the beginning. 

Mary Travers February 25, 1803 page 5 

Indenture made September 21, 1802. For the sum of 213 1/3 dollars, John Andrews 
has sold Mary Travers 213 1/3 acres on the second creek above Bradleys Lick, 
an east branch of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a sugartree and 
hickory, then south 320 poles to an ash and sugartree, then east 109 poles to two 
black oaks, then north 320 poles to an ironwood and cedar, then west 109 poles 
to the beginning. Being part of a grant to Stockley Donelson No. 982. 

Joseph Nuecom February 25, 1803 page 7 

Indenture made September 10, 1801. For the sum of 400 dollars, John Caffrey 
has sold Joseph Nuecom 214 acres on the waters of Stoner's Creek. Beginning at 
an elm, Tim O'Neal's corner on the dry fork, then along his line south 44 poles to 
two white oaks, then west 94 poles to a poplar on Baker's line, then along the 
same south 12V4 degrees east 148 poles to a white oak, Thomas Gleaves's line, 
then east 180 poles to two ironwoods and an ash. then north 10 degrees west 220 
poles to the dry fork, then down the same to the beginning. 



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William Hope March 9, 1803 page 9 

Indenture made April 6, 1802. For the sum of 500 dollars, Jonathan Magnees has 
sold William Hope 166 acres in the fork of Stones River and Stuart's Creek. 
Beginning at a cedar on the bluff of said river, runs north 76 degrees west 60 
chains crossing Stuarts Creek to a stake, then north 22 degrees 23 chains to a 
white oak and sugartree at the mouth of said creek, the original corner of the 
preemption, then up the various courses of the river to the beginning. 
Wit. - Jolm Miller and Henry McPeak. 

Henry Bradford April 4, 1803 page 14 

Indenture made February 8, 1802. For the sum of 220 dollars. Jolm Blackamore 
has sold Henry Bradford 220 acres on the east fork of Stones River being part of 
a 1000 acre tract joining the northwest of Isaac Shelby's sen ice right. Beginning 
at the northeast corner of the said 1000 acre tract a hackberry. dogwood and 

sugartree. then south 176 poles to two white oaks, a mulberry and small sugar , 

crossing the river 200 poles to a hickory, ash and elm on the south bank of a 
branch, north 176 poles crossing the river to a sugartree comer to Edward's land, 
east 200 poles to the beginning. 

John Batchelor May 14. 1803 page 16 

Indenture made December 4. 1802. James Watson of Alexandria is in debt to 
John Batchelor of Doublin. Ireland for 3425 pounds. 1 shilling and 8 pence with 
interest from the December 1. 1797. Therefore to pay the debt. James Watson 
has sold to John Dunlap, Thomas Erwin and Robert J. Taylor for one dollar the 
following tracts of land. They are to be the tnistees of the sale of the land to 
satisfy the debt with John Batchelor. 

Tract # 1 - 1000 acres granted to Stockley Donelson. Beginning at a hickory and 
dogwood, then north 500 poles to a dogwood and white oak. then west 320 poles 
to a stake, then south crossing Falling Creek 500 poles to an elm. then east 320 
poles to the beginning. 

Several other tracts not on Stones River. 

Joseph McKean May 15. 1803 page 19 

Indenture made April 13. 1803. For the sum of 322.42 dollars. Edward G. Radford 
has sold Joseph McKean of the town of Nashville 200 acres on the east side of 
Stones River. Beginning at a dogwood, post oak and sugartree. James Daughrity's 
northeast corner, then east with said Daughrity's line 180 poles to a stake, then 
north 177 poles to a stake, then west 180 poles to a dogwood and ironwood. then 
south to the beginning. 

Forney Green Norman May 15, 1803 page 20 

Indenture made August 23. 1802. For the sum of 600 dollars. John Henderson of 
Lincoln County, North Carolina, has sold Forney Green Norman of Davidson 
County 300 acres. The land being part of a 2600 acre grant to Robert Irwin dated 
November 20, 1788, and conveyed the said 300 acres to John Henderson. Land 
lying on the main west fork of Stones River. Beginning at a stake 208 poles from 
the beginning comer of the original survey on the first line and on the line run for 
the officers and soldiers in 1784. nin then with said line nearly west 208 poles to 

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a stake on said line, then south 23 1 poles to a stake, then east 208 poles to a stake, 
then north to the beginning. 

Charles Ready May 18, 1803 page 21 

Indenturemade June 17, 1802. For the sum of 514 dollars, Griffeth Rutherford 
has sold Charles Ready 245 acres in Davidson County on the east fork of Stones 
River being a part of a 640 acre grant to said Rutherford. Beginning at a black 
oak, running south 126!/ 2 poles to an ash on the bank of the river, then west 
crossing the river 320 poles to a stake, then north 126 poles to a stake, then east 
320 poles to the beginning. 

George Brandon May 18, 1803 page 22 

Indenture made May 1 1, 1802. For the sum of 400 Spanish Mill dollars, Griffith 
Rutherford has sold George Brandon 394'/ 2 acres on the east fork of Stones River 
which was granted to said Rutherford. Beginning at an ash on the east side of the 
river, Joseph Tennison's southwest corner, then south 193 l / 2 to a hickory, one of 
the original corners, then west 320 poles to an ash, also one of the orignal cor- 
ners, the north 193 VS poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. 
Wit. - Francis Locke and James Locke. 

William Marlin and John Boyle May 20, 1803 page 24 

Indenture made 4, 1802. For the sum of 325 dollars, Alexander Brackenridge 

of Burton County, Kentucky, has sold William Marlin and John Boyle 383 acres 
on the waters of Stones River, between the west fork and Overall Creek. Begin- 
ning at Samuel Wilson's line at a post oak and dogwood, then west 547 poles, 
then south 1 15 poles, then east 547 poles, then north 1 15 poles to the beginning. 

Nimrod Manifee May 21, 1803 page 25 

Indenture made March 12, 1803. For the sum of 597 dollars, Robert Love of 
Washington County, Tn., has sold Nimrod Manifee 471 acres on the west fork of 
Stones River. Beginning on a mulberry and locust on the east side of the river, it 
being the beginning corner of a grant to Capt. John Eborne, running south along 
a line of marked trees 92 poles to Samuel Wilson's line on a stake, then west with 
said line crossing the west fork 173 poles to a mulberry, then south with Wilson's 
line 168 poles to a stake, supposed to be the comer of land conveyed by Alexander 
Brackinridge to William Marlin and John Boyle, then west with said line 229 
poles to a stake in a cedar flat comer to William Renicke, then north 260 poles to 
a line of Col. Weakley's land, then due west to the beginning. 

Duncan Johnston May 21, 1803 page 26 

Indenture made Novemer 10, 1802. For the sum of 100 dollars, John Stockard 
has sold Duncan Johnston 50 acres on the west side of Stuarts Creek being part 
of a moiety purchased out of a preemption right by said Stockard from the agent 
of Robert Spottwell Russel of Kentucky. Beginning at a large red oak and dog- 
wood, the southwest comer of said Stockard*s tract, running east 140 poles to a 
red oak and buckeye, then north crossing Hart's Spring Branch at 20 poles con- 
tinued, in all 57!/ 2 poles to a hickory and elm, then west 140 to an ash and iron- 
wood, then south 57 '/ 2 poles to the beginning. 

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John Gray Blount May 30. 1803 page 33 

Indenture made February 16. 1801. For the sum of 60 pounds. William H. Morn- 
ing, heir at law of John Morning who was a non-commissioned officer in the 
North Carolina line of Continental Troops, and James Bull, heir at law of Ambrose 
Bull, have sold John Gray Blount of the town of Washington. North Carolina. 
1000 acres on the waters of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning on the 
Continental Line at an ash and runs with said line west 100 chains to an elm. then 
north 100 chains to a dogwood, then east 100 chains to a stake, then to the begin- 
ning. It being the land John Morning was entitled as a non-commissioned officer 
in the North Carolina line. 

Anne Harvey May 31, 1803 page 34 

Indenture made November 28, 1801. For the sum of 1200 dollars. James 
Armstrong of Pitt Count}-, N. C, has sold Anne Harvey of Edgecomb County, 
N.C.. 1200 acres on the waters of Stones River on the west side. Being the said 
James Armstrong's sixth part of 72 00 acres which was granted to Gen. James 
Armstrong by North Carolina for his military sen ice and was by the last will and 
testament de\ised to the aforesaid James Armstrong. (No boundaries given.) 

William Renick June 9. 1803 page 35 

Indenture made March 12. 1803. For the sum of 687 dollars, Robert Love of 
Washington County. Tennessee, has sold William Renick 500 acres on Stones 
River between the west fork and Overall Creek. Beginning on a stake on a line of 
Overall's preemption right near a large red oak marked KW and a liickory marked 
for a comer, then with Overall's line south to his comer, a black oak and walnut, 
passing the same on a line of Mulherrin's preemption 260 poles to a stake, a 
corner of land conveyed to William Marlin and John Boyle by Alexander 
Brackenridge on Mulherrin's line, then east 308 poles to a stake, comer to Nimrod 

Manifee in a cedar flat, then north with his line 260 poles to an of land 

belonging to Col. Robert Weakley, then with his line west 308 poles with his line 
to the begiiming. 

Edward G. Radford June 11. 1803 page 36 

Indenture made June 18, 1803. For the sum of 100 dollars. William Nash has 
sold Edward G. Radford 200 acres on the east side of Stones River. Begimung at 
a dogwood, post oak and sugartree. Daughterty's northwest comer, then east 
with said Daughterty's line 180 poles to a stake, then north 177 poles to a stake, 
then west 180 poles to a dogwood and iron wood, then south to the beginning. 

Joseph Durat June 17. 1803 page 39 

Indenture made March 23. 1802. For the sum of 500 dollars. William Smith has 
sold Joseph Durat 100 acres on the west waters of Stones River, being part of 
400 acres granted to Samuel Buchanan, assignee of Martin Armstrong. Begin- 
ning at a white oak in Riddle's line, then south 25'/2 poles to a mulberry and 
dogwood in Simeon McLendon line, then west 102 poles to an ash and maple in 
the bottom, then north 85 l A poles to a sugartree. then west 23 poles to a while oak 
on the creek bank, then south 32 degrees west 70 poles to a wlanut near the head 



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of a spring, then north 143!/ 2 poles to a walnut in the northwest corner of the 
original survey, then to the beginning. 

James Rucker June 29, 1803 page 41 

Indenture made April 11, 1803. For the sum of 1000 dollars. John Caffrey has 
sold James Rucker 640 acres in Davidson County, lately Wilson, and lying on 
the east branches of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at Stockley 

Donelson*s elm and sugartree, running with his line west 452 poles to an 

ash, then south 226 poles to a stake, then east 452 poles to an ash, then north 226 
poles to the beginning. 

Zacheriah Dawson's heirs June 20, 1803 page 41 

Indenture made April 1 1, 1803. For the sum of 1000, John Caffrey has sold the 
heirs of Zacheriah Dawson, deceased, of Amherst County, Virginia, a tract of 
land in Davidson County, lately Wilson, on the second creek above Bradley's 
Creek, an east branch of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a buckeye, 
white oak and dogwood, then west 320 poles to three cedars, then north 320 
poles crossing the said creek to a stake, then east 320 poles to said Donelson's 
corner, a hickory and ash, then along his line south 320 poles to the beginning. 
Land originally granted to Stockley Donelson by grant dated May 18, 1788. 

Richard Tait June 21,1803 page 42 

Deed of Conveyance. For the sum of 120 dollars, Matthew Payne has sold Rich- 
ard Tait 40 acres on the waters of Stoners Creek being part of a tract originally 
granted to William Bush. Beginnng at a poplar, corner on the original line, then 
north 30 chains to a dogwood comer, then west 13 chains and 34 links to a red 
oak comer, then south 30 chains to a hackberry comer, then east 13 chains and 
34 links to the beginning. 

Anne Harvey June 21, 1803 page 43 

Indenture made November 28, 1801. For the sum of 1200 dollars, Caswell 
Armstrong of Pit County, North Carolina, has sold Anne Harvey of Eagecob, 
North Carolina, 1200 acres on the waters of Stones River. The land being the 
said Caswell Armstrong's sixth part of 7200 acres granted to General James 
Armstrong. (No boundaries given.) 

John Hays June 22, 1803 page 45 

Indenture made January 13, 1802. For the sum of 400 dollars, Andrew Steel of 
Wilson County has sold John Hays 100 acres. Beginning at a mulberry and hickory 
corner of Stoners Lick survery, then along John Donelson's heirs' line west 220 
poles to an elm, locust and cedar branch, then down the same as it meanders to an 
overcup on said branch to a forked ironwood, then to a red bud on the bank of 
Stones River, then along the bank of Stones River to Jacob Casselman's line, 
then along his line north 30 poles to his corner, the east 197 poles to a stake in the 
said Stoner's Lick survery, then along the same north 64 poles to the beginning. 

James Campbell June 22, 1803 page 45 

Indenture made April 7, 1803. For the sum of 100 dollars, Thomas Shute has 

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sold James Campbell 100 acres on a sinking branch of Hurricane Creek, the 
waters of Stones River. Beginning at two black oaks and a white oak. it being the 
northwest comer of 540 acre tract running south with said line 270 poles to a 
stake, then east 60 poles to a stake, then north 270 poles to a stake, then west 60 
poles to the beginning. 

John Childress, Jr. August 16. 1803 page 47 

Indenture made November 23, 1802. For the sum of 1000 dollars. James Gillaspy 
has sold John Childress, Jr. 137 acres on the west bank of Stones River. Begin- 
ning at John Hoggatt 's southeast corner, a white oak. then west 125 poles to a 
white oak. William Moore's comer in said Hoggatt's line, then south to a hickory 
and poplar (no measures). John Anthony's northwest comer, then east with said 
Anthony's line to the banks of Stones River, then down the river with its mean- 
ders to the beginning. 

William Hoggatt August 23, 1803 page 49 

Indenture made May 20, 1803. For the sum of 120 dollars. Matthew Hunt has 
sold William Hoggatt 50 acres on the waters of Stones River. Beginning at two 
poplars on the south bank of McCrory's Creek running south 152 poles to a red 
oak. then west 130 poles to a poplar, then north 12 poles to a sugartree on the 
bank of the said creek, then as it meanders to the beginning. 

Michael Snyder August 25. 1803 page 51 

State of Tennessee. Davidson County. Whereas Robert Weakley and Thomas 
Bedford having laid out a town in the forks of Stones River named Jefferson, 
now this indenture. For the stun of 17 dollars 121*4 cents, Michael Snyder has 
bought lot No. 56 on the fourteenth of May. 1803. 

Robert Tate September 6. 1803 page 53 

Indenture made October 12. 1802. For the sum of 500 dollars, Joseph Moore has 
sold Robert Tate 79 acres on the south bank of Stones River being part of a 320 
acre tract sold by John Cummins to Robert Olive and by him to said Joseph 
Moore. Beginning at a black oak on the south bank of Stones River and running 
then south 226 poles to a sycamore on the north bank of Stones River, then down 
the river with its meanders to the beginning. 

Baptist Society September 6, 1803 page 53 

Indenture made June 8, 1803. For his respect to the Baptist Society. John Davis 
has granted 1 acre for building a meeting house on the waters of Mill Creek on 
the opposite side of the road from my house near the dividing line between him 
and John Johnston. He also gave the privilege of water from his spring on all 
meeting days. Other orderly gospel minister shall have privilege to preach in 
said house if not on Baptist meeting days. 

James Sharpe September 15. 1803 page 57 

Indenture made October 8. 1802. For the sum of 3656 dollars, Robert Smith of 
Labarms County has sold James Sharpe of Mulenburg County (no slate given) 
1828 acres on the south side of Stones River and above the mouth of Stuarts 

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Creek. Beginning at a buckeye and white oak marked RW opposite the mouth of 
Falling Creek, runs south 151 chains to an ash, then west 140 chains to a stake on 
Stephen Cantrell's line, then with his line north 95 chains to an elm on Shaderick 
Jones's line, then with his line east 35 chains to his corner and with his line north 
33 chains to the said river bank, then up the meanders of the river to the begin- 
ning. 

Carey Felts September 20, 1803 page 58 

Indenture made June 4, 1803. For the sum of 640 dollars, Daniel Mason of Halifax 
County, North Carolina, has sold 640 acre tract granted to Benjamin Flood. Be- 
ginning at a black walnut and cedar in the edge of the cedar glade, being the 
northeast corner of the original survey, running then west 160 poles to a white 
oak and dogwood corner to Francis and William Saunders's tract, then south 320 
poles to a red oak and dogwood, said Sunders 's southeast corner, then east 160 
poles to a red oak on the bank of a branch of Stones River, then north 320 poles 
to the beginning. 

Robert Kanady September 21, 1803 page 61 

Indenture made May 14, 1803. For the sum of 17.50, Robert Weakley and Tho- 
mas Bedford have sold Robert Kanady lot No. 6 in the town of Jefferson. 

Thomas Ryan Butler September 21, 1803 page 61 

Indenture made October 13, 1787. For the simi of 128 pounds, Col. Hardy Murfree 
of Hertford County, North Carolina, has sold Thomas Ryan Butler of Bertie 
County, North Carolina, 640 acres. Beginning at a poplar, northeast comer of 
James Bradley's survey, running east crossing two branches of Stones River, 
cornered at a black walnut at 320 poles, then north 320 poles crossing a branch 
twice to a line corner, then west 320 poles to a stake, then south to the beginning, 
which land was granted to Nancy and Elizabeth Reardon, co-heirs of Dudley 
Reardon who was killed in the service of his state and said grant transferred to 
Col. Hardy Murfree. Said grant dated March 7, 1786. and No. 159. 

Bradley Gambrel September 22, 1803 page 62 

Indenture made June 13, 1803. For the sum of 64 dollars and 6 1/4 cents, Robert 
Weakley and Thomas Bedford have sold Bradley Gambrel lots 84 and 80 in the 
town of Jefferson. 

John Overton September 22, 1803 page 63 

Indenture made April 21, 1802. For the sum of one dollar and to satisfy other 
obligation of James McCown, deceased, Robert Hays, administrator of his es- 
tate, has sold John Overton 400 acres on an east fork of the west fork of Stones 
River. Beginning on the east boundary of John Overton's 400 acre tract as as- 
signee of Basil Fry running east 252 3/4 poles to a black oak, then north 252 3/4 
poles to an oak, then west 252 3/4 poles to a stake, then south to the beginning. 
Granted for the sendees of the said James as a private in Evens Batalion devised 
for the protection of Davidson County. Grant No. 205 dated March 15, 1800. 



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Peter Legrand November 14. 1803 page 71 

Indenture made May 13. 1803. For the sum of 1250 dollars. Robert Branch of 
Garrand County, Kentucky, through his attorney has sold Peter Legrand 417 
acres on the nest side of the west fork of Stones River. Beginning at a cherry tree 
and red oak on the bank of Stones River running down the said river with the 
meanders 305 poles on a straight line to a walnut and sugartree. then west 68 
poles to a cherry, then south 330 poles to a hickory and dogwood, then east 238 
poles to two dogw oods. then north 94 poles to the beginning. 

John Kimbro November 15, 1803 page 74 

Indenture made July 18. 1803. For the sum of 500 dollars. William Kimbro has 
sold John Kimbro 200 acres on Stones River. Beginning at two swamp oak trees 
on the west bank of Stones River just about the junction of Hurricane Creek with 
said river running then east 182 poles to a stake, then north 176 poles to an elm, 
then west 182 poles to a hickory and ironwood. then south to the beginning. 

Joel Childress November 16, 1803 page 75 

Indenture made August 13. 1803. For the sum of 1000 dollars. Benjamin Roberts 
of Hartford Counts. North Carolina, has sold Joel Childress 1000 acres on the 
waters of Stones River originally granted by patent to William Mitchel, drum- 
mer in the Continental Line. Beginning at a locust and mulberry, Thomas Powers 
corner, and runs south 38 chains to a stake. John Butlers comer, then with said 
Butler's line east 104 chains and 30 links to a dogwood sapling, then south 62 
chains and 30 links to a hickory, then west 19 chains and 20 links to Sarah 
Rutledge's comer, with her line, in all 139 chains and 70 links to two hickories, 
her corner on Archibald Lytle's line, with said Lytle's line north 100 chains and 
30 links to a hickory and dogwood, then east 35 chains to the beginning. 

Isaac Wright November 16. 1803 page 78 

Indenture made October 13, 1803. For the sum of 500 dollars. Hance Hamilton 
has sold Isaac Wright of Guilford County. North Carolina. 325 acres on the east 
fork of Stones River. It being a part of 4800 acre grant to Thomas Hamilton, heir 
of Doctor Hance Hamilton. Beginning at Joseph Erwin"s northwest comer, then 
north 253 poles to the northwest comer of the original 4800 acre grant, then east 
206 poles to Thomas BelFs northwest comer, then south with said BelFs line 
253 poles to a stake, then west 206 poles to the beginning. 

Jolm Boyd. Jr. November 18. 1803 page 78 

Indenture made November 28. 1798. Due to a judgement against Samuel Barton. 
Sr., the sheriff has sold his tract of 640 acres for 153 dollars to John Boyd. Jr.. the 
land lying on both sides of Stones River and adjoining William Stuart's preemp- 
tion. Beginning at a double sycamore and water maple opposite the lower end of 
small island being a comer to William Stuarts preemption, running then east 
passing the said Stuart's southeast corner, a black oak on the river bank at 33 
poles. 320 poles to a stake, south 320 poles to a stake, west 320 poles to a stake. 
north 320 poles to the beginning. 



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Joseph Envin November ,1803 page 79 

Indenture made July 5, 1803. For the sum of 800 dollars. Joseph. Robert & Wil- 
liam White have sold Joseph Envin 423 acres being a part of a 4800 grant to 
Thomas Hamilton, heir of Dr. Hance Hamilton. Lying on the east fork of Stones 
River. Beginning at Isaac Wright's southwest corner, then north 327 poles to an 
ash. then east 206 poles to Thomas Bell's northwest corner, then south 327 poles 
to said Wright's southeast corner, then west 206 poles to the beginning. 

Isaac Wright November 18, 1803 page 79 

Indenture made October 14, 1803. For the sum of 500 dollars, Joseph Envin has 
sold Isaac Wright of Guilford Co., North Carolina, 423 acres on the east fork of 
Stones River. (Same boundaries as the above description.) 

James McKnight November 24, 1803 page 88 

Indenture made October 15, 1802. For the sum of 1000, Jacob Thomas of Wil- 
son County has sold James McKnight 640 acres on the first creek that empties 
into the east fork of Stones River above Bradleys Lick Creek. Beginning at a red 
oak and ash southwest comer to John Marshall, then south crossing said creek at 
30 poles, in all 320 poles to a hickory and ash, then east 320 poles to a buckeye 
and ash, then north 320 poles crossing the creek to a stake, then west to the 
beginning. 

Barnard Harrod November 25, 1803 page 89 

Indenture made November 19, 1802. For the sum of 200 pounds, John Caffrey 
has sold Barnard Harrod 640 acres on Stones River. Beginning John Buchanan's 
southeast corner, then west with his line 262 1 / 2 poles to a black oak being the said 
Buchanan's southwest comer, then south 390 poles to an elm, then east 262 Vi 
poles toa stake, then north to the beginning. Original grant to John Rice No. 306 
dated June 13, 1787. 

John Caffrey November 30, 1803 page 95 

Indenture made September 26, 1802. Because of a claim by David Buchanan 
against a tract of land near and including the mouth of Stones River which James 
Todd sold John Caffrey and to settle the dispute, James Todd has conferred to 
John Caffrey 16 acres joining the tract sold to him by the said Todd. Beginning at 
a dogwood and walnut on Caffrey's north boundary running then west 32 poles 
to a sassafras, then north 82 poles to a black oak and walnut being James Todd's 
northeast comer of His preemption tract, then east along his line to Caffrey's 
former line, then south with said line to the beginning. 

Joseph Envin December 7, 1803 page 97 

Indenture made September 28, 1803. For the sum of 3600 dollars, John Caffrey 
has sold Joseph Envin 300 acres in the forks of Stones and Cumberland Rivers 
immediately below their junction. Beginning at a cherry tree and ash. running 
north 184 poles to a large red oak and black walnut, then east 74 poles to a 
sugartree and elm, the north 184 poles to a sugartree and white oak, then up the 
several meanders of the Cumberland to the mouth of Stones River, then up Stones 
River nearly a south course 240 poles to a red bud tree, then west 196 poles to the 

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beginning. Conveyed by James Todd to John Caffrey by two indentures, one 
dated June 22. 1798. and another dated September 26. 1802. 

Redmond Dillen Barry December 28. 1803 page 109 

North Carolina Grant No. 3162. Redmond Dillen Barry, assignee of Private 
Nimrod Bradley, is granted 640 acres in Sumner County on the waters of Falling 
Creek, an eastern branch of Stones River. Beginning at the said Redmod Dillen 
Barry's southwest comer of his 274 acre survey, an ash and red oak. then south 
320 poles to a dogwood, then east 320 poles to a stake, then north 320 poles to a 
stake, and then west along said Berry's line 320 poles to the beginning. Sun eyed 
by John Donelson. D. S.. in consequence of a military warrant No. 4283. located 
February 20. 1797, grant dated September 24, 1797. 

William Nash December 28, 1803 page 110 

Indenture made August 28. 1798. For the sum of 1000 dollars. Redmond Dillen 
Barry of Wake County. City of Raleigh. North Carolina, has sold William Nash 
640 acres on the waters of Falling Creek, an eastern branch of Stones River. (See 
the preceding grant to said Barry No. 3 162 for the boundaries.) 

William Nash December 28. 1803 page 111 

North Carolina Grant No. 3183. William Nash, assignee of Daniel Saunders, a 
non-commissioned officer, is granted 1000 acres on the east side of Stones River 
on Falling Creek on the west boundary- of said Nash's survey of 640 acre warrant 
No. 3823. Beginning at a white oak. elm and dogwood at the southwest comer of 
said 640 acre survey, then north 562 poles crossing Falling Creek to a white oak 
and dogwood, then west 282 poles to a stake, then south 562 poles to a stake, 
then east 282 poles to the beginning. Surveyed by William Nash on June 12, 
1797. in consequence of a military warrant No. 4203. Locate February 20. 1797. 
Grant dated September 14. 1797. 

James Campbell March 6. 1804 page 120 

IndenUire made January 17.1 804. For the sum of 1 50 dollars. George M. Deadrick 
has sold James Campbell 100 acres on the dividing ridge between Mill Creek 
and Stones River. Beginning at a black oak. said James Campbell's southwest 
corner, then west 125 poles to a black oak. then north 120 poles to a black oak. 
then east 125 poles to said Campbell's west boundary, then south 120 poles to 
the beginning. 

Daniel Mason & Howel Tatum March 8. 1804 page 125 

Indenture made August 3 1. 1801. For the sum of 100 dollars. Benjamin Flood of 
Halifax County. North Carolina, has sold Daniel Mason, also of Halifax County. 
North Carolina, and Howel Tatum 640 acres on the waters of Stones River. Be- 
ginning at a cedar and walnut at the western edge of the cedars, then south 320 
poles to a red oak on the bank of a branch of Stones River, crossing two branches 
of said river, then west 320 poles to a black gum and dogwood, then north 320 
poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to the beginning. 



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Benjamin Smith March 8, 1804 page 126 

Indenture made November 13, 1802. For the sum of 58 dollars, Thomas Cox has 
sold Benjamin Smith 1 1 acres and 34 poles. Beginnng at a small hornbeam on 
the side of knob, then south 62, west 44 poles to a small hickory, on the south 
bank of the branch and east side of the main road, then north 17, west 34 poles 
with the main road to a stake, then north 13 west 56 poles to a stake on Cotton's 
line on the east side of the main road, then east 26 poles to said Smith's corner, 
then south with said Smith's line 64 poles to said Smith's corner, then east 35 
poles to the beginning. 

HowelTatum March 20, 1804 page 131 

Indenture made November 15, 1802. For the sum of 50 dollars, Daniel Mason 
has sold Howel Tatum 320 acres on the waters of Mill Creek and Stones River. 
Beginning at a black oak, northwest comer to the tract of land granted to Ben- 
jamin Flood and conveyed by him to Daniel Mason and Howel Tatum by deed 
August 3 1, 1801. Running then east 160 poles to a white oak and dogwood, then 
south 320 poles to a red oak and dogwood, then west 160 poles to a black gum 
and dogwood, then north to the beginning. 

Darnel Mason March 21, 1804 page 131 

Indenture made June 24, 1803. For the sum of 50 dollars, Howel Tatum has sold 
320 acres to Daniel Mason of Halifax County, North Carolina, lying on the wa- 
ters of Mill Creek and Stones River. Beginning at a cedar and walnut near the 
edge of a glade being the northeast corner of grant to Benjamin Flood and con- 
veyed by him to Daniel Mason and Howel Tatum, running then west 160 poles 
to a white oak and dogwood, said Howel" s division corner converyd to Francis 
and William Saunders, then south with said Saunders's line 320 poles to a red 
oak and dogwood, then east 160 poles to a red oak on the bank of a branch of 
Stones River, then east 320 poles to the beginning. 

Samuel Elliott March 21, 1804 page 133 

Indenture made August 15, 1802. Because of 640 acres of land in the name of 
George Suggs was not returned as taxable property in Wilson County for the 
year, 1801, the land has been sold by the sheriff of Wilson County to the highest 
bidder, Samuel Elliott, lying on the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at John 
Read's northwest corner, a large poplar, then south 320 poles crossing the east 
fork of Stones River to a white oak, then west 320 poles to a poplar, then north 
320 poles to a walnut, then east 320 poles to the beginning. 

JohnHoggatt March 21, 1804 page 134 

Indenture made August 13, 1803. For the sum of 150 dollars, William Hoggatt 
of the Mississippi Territory has sold John Hoggatt 50 acres on waters of Stones 
River. Beginning at two poplars on the south bank of McCrory Creek running 
south 152 poles to a red oak, then west 130 poles to a poplar, then north 12 poles 
to a sugartree on the bank of the said creek, then as it meanders to the beginning. 

James Boggs and Nathan Davidson May 3, 1804 page 142 

Indenture made February 29, 1804. For the sum of 5500 dollars, Robert Searcy 

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and Robert & William Searcy, merchants in Mero district of Tennessee, have 

sold James Boggs and Nathan Davidson, merchants of the city of Philadelphia, 

several lots and tracts of land. 

Tract # 1 - A lot in Franklin. 

Tract # 2 - Two lots in Nashville. 

Tract # 3 - 160 acres on Richland Creek. 

Tract # 4 - 640 acres on Pond Lick Creek in Wilson County, the eastern waters 

of Stones River. Beginning at a cherry tree, black walnut and elm marked ID 92 

on an old buffalo trace that leads north eastwardly from Pond Lick, then south 

320 poles to a dogwood, then west 320 poles to a red oak, then north 320 poles to 

a stake, then east 320 poles to the beginning. Land granted to George Walker by 

grant No. 2472. 

Tract # 5 - Another tract on Pond Lick Creek including the Pond Lick. Beginning 

at a white oak and hickory about 60 yards above the head of the pond, then south 

160 poles to a maple, then west 320 poles to an elm and maple, then north 320 

poles to a stake, then east 320 poles to a stake, then south 160 poles to the bgiiming. 

Contains 640 acres. Com eyed to said Robert Searcy by deed from Samuel Hogg. 

Tract # 6 - 428 acres in Rutherford County on the waters of the east fork of 

Stones River. Beginning at two dogwoods and a black oak in the west boundary 

of line of Kenedy's preemption which lies at the mouth of Overall Creek running 

west 120 poles to two dogwoods and a hickory in Armstrong's east boundary 

line, then north with his line 220 poles to his northeast comer continuing north, 

in all 402 poles to a stake, near a large cedar, then east 120 poles to a stake, then 

south 402 poles to the beginning. 

Tract # 7 - 188 acres in Montgomery County. 

Tract # 8 - 50 acres in Stuart County'. 

Tract # 9 - 640 acres in Williamson County. 

Samuel B. Harris May 16. 1804 page 145 

Indenture made August 15. 1803. For the sum of 500 dollars. William Edmondson 
has sold Samuel B. Harris \52Vi acres on the waters of Mill Creek and Stones 
River. Beginning at a hickory, the northeast comer of the original survey run- 
ning south 108 poles to a hickory and elm, then west 130 poles to a white hickory, 
then south 40 poles to two white hickory saplings, then west 20 poles to a white 
oak, black oak and hawbush, then north 148 poles cornering on the north bound- 
ary line of the original survey, then east 200 poles to the beginning. 

Henry Warring May 21. 1804 page 153 

Indenture made January 4. 1804. For the sum of 250 dollars. Edwin Perry of 
Sumner County has sold Henry Warring of Simmer Count)' 239 acres in Davidson 
County on the east side of Stones River, being part of a tract of 640 acres granted 
to John Buchanan. Beginning at a forked sycamore JM. then east 226 perches to 
a white oak. then north 226 perches to an ironwood sapling, then west to Robert 
Tate's line, the river, then with Tate's line to the beginning. 

Robert C. Foster June 2, 1804 page 166 

Indenhire made October 16, 1802. For the sum of 1500 dollars. Anthony Foster 
has sold Robert C. Foster three tracts that contain 151 3/4 acres. 

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Tract # 1 - 640 acres granted to Benjamin McCnlloch as assignee of Andrew 
Holms by patent No. 1978. Beginning at William Bowman's southwest comer, 
an ash running then south 320 poles to an elm. then west 320 poles to a dog- 
wood, then north 320 poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. 
Tract # 2 -613 1/4 acres granted to Benjamin McCulloch, assignee of John Pools, 
No. 2376. adjoining an entry of Thomas Dickey's. Beginning at his southwest 
comer, an ash running then south 320 poles to an elm. then east 320 poles to a 
hickory, then north 130 poles to a stake on Thomas Armstrong's south bound- 
ary, then west 36 poles to a stake, his southwest comer, then north 190 poles to a 
stake on said Dickey's south boundary*, then west 294 poles to the beginning. 
Tract # 3 - 260 acres granted to Benjamin McCulloch as assignee of Elisha Hood 
by patent No. 2266. Beginning at an elm, southwest corner to the said survey, 
running then north 1 30 poles to a stake on Thomas Armstrong's south boundary, 
then east 320 poles to a stake, then south 130 poles to a stake, then 320 poles to 
the beginning. 

James Titus June 4, 1804 page 167 

Indenture made July 30. 1803. For the sum of 352 dollars and 50 cents, William 
Bowen has sold James Titus 141 acres on the east side of Stuart's Creek. Begin- 
ning at an elm on an island in the creek, then east 171 poles to a red oak and 
walnut, then south 160 poles to a hickory and walnut, then west 184 poles to a 
dogwood, then north 50 poles to a stake on the creek, then with the meanders of 
the creek to the beginning. 

Willee Cherry June 8, 1804 page 172 

Indenture made May 15, 1804. Andrew Casselman, executor of the last will of 
Jacob Casselman. deceased, has sold Willee Cherry the remaining half of a 640 
acre survey for the sum of 1000 dollars. The land, lying on the east side of Stones 
River, being part of the tract that Abraham Casselman and Morris Shain now live 
on. Beginning at a poplar standing on the south side of Stoners Creek and on the 
west boundary line of Stoners Lick survey, then north with said line 203 poles to 
the north boundary line of Jacob Casselman's original survery, then west 151 
poles to an ash. the northeast corner of the old survery, then south crossing the 
river to Buchanan's line then running up the river to a point with the said Buchanan, 
then east to the beginning. Land granted to Jacob Casselman by grant No. 576 
dated September 15. 1787. 

Edmond Collingsworth August 14, 1804 page 178 

Indenture made June 6. 1804. For the sum of 400 dollars, Robert Thompson has 
sold Emond Collingsworth 200 acres on the waters of Hurrican Creek, being part 
of 640 acres granted to Robert Thompson by patent dated November 26, 1789. 
Beginning where said Thompson's line intersects the line of Stephen Roach, 
being the south boundary of said Thompson's land. Beginning at a white oak and 
hickory on Roach's line, then north with Minos Camion's preemption line, then 
north 1 17 2/3 poles to a stake, then east 272 poles to a stake, then south 1 17 2/3 
poles to a stake on Roach's line, then west 272 poles to the beginning. 



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Morris Shean August 17. 1804 page 186 

Indenture made July 23, 1804. Andrew Casselman. executor of the last will of 
Jacob Casselman. deceased, has sold Morris Shean 140 acres for a valuable con- 
sideration to Jacob Casselman in his lifetime. Land being a part of a tract pur- 
chased from James Robertson on Stones River adjoining the land of William 
Stuart. Beginning at a black gum. being William Stuarts's northwest comer, then 
east with Stuarts's line 140 poles to a line, the southernmost comer of Stoners 
Lick tract, then north with said survey 200 poles to a poplar on the south bank of 
Stoners Creek, then down said creek with the meanders to its junction with Stones 
River, then up the bank of said river 52 poles to an elm. then south to the begin- 
ning. 

William Edmondson August 17. 1804 page 187 

Indenture made July 11, 1803. For the sum of 125 pounds. James Roberts of 
Washington Count). Virginia, has sold William Edmondson 640 acres on the 
waters of Mill Creek and Stones River on the Davidson and Williamson County 
line. Beginning at a poplar, running south, crossing a branch of Mill Creek at 150 
poles continues to a dogwood at 320 poles, then east 320 poles to a sugartree, 
then north 320 poles to a hickory, crossing a branch of Stones River at 300 poles, 
then west to the beginning crossing a branch of Mill Creek at 300 poles, it being 
a preemption granted to John Foreman No. 85 in the year 1786. 

Isaac Johnston August 30. 1804 page 195 

Indenture made February 6. 1804. For the sum of 240 dollars. Stephen Roach 
has sold Isaac Johnston 320 acres on Hurricane Creek of Stones River. Begin- 
ning at a stake on Green Hills west boundary, running south with said line 1 13 
poles to a hornbeam and dogwood, then west 4521/2 poles to a mulberry, then 
north 113 poles to a stake, then east 452 '/; poles to the beginning. Being !/ 2 of a 
preemption granted to Lardner Clark by grant No. 127 dated April 17. 1786. 

James Doake November 13. 1804 page 209 

Indenture made October 17. 1803. For the sum of 210 pounds. William Gill of 
Granville County. North Carolina, has sold James Doake of Guilford Count}'. 
North Carolina. 2100 acres on Christmas, a branch of Stones River, being a part 
of his 5000 acre tract. Beginning at a hickory. Morgan's comer, then east 344 
poles to a stake in GilFs east boundary, then south with Ms line 930 poles to two 
mulberries, then west crossing Christmas Creek 344 poles to a stake. Morgan's 
comer in Gill's line or south boundary, then north to the beginning. 

Samuel Buchanan November 14. 1804 page 210 

Indenture made October 16. 1804. For the sum of 900 dollars. Henry Foster has 
sold Samuel Buchanan 170 acres on the waters of Stones River and Mill Creek. 
Beginning at a white oak in William Gowen's southeast comer line, then east 
160 poles to a black oak. then north 170 poles to a double dogwood, then west 
160 poles to a stake, then south 170 poles to the beginning. 

Jolen Morgan November 14, 1804 page 210 

Indenture made October 17. 1803. For the sum of 180 pounds. William Gill of 

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Granville County, North Carolina, has sold Jolen Morgan of Sumner County 
1800 acres on Stones River, being part of his 5000 acre tract. Beginning on the 
east bank of the west fork on a buckeye tree, then east 296 poles to a hickory, 
then south 930 poles to a stake in Gill's back line, or south boundary, then west 
296 poles to seven dogwoods and mulberry, then north to the beginning. 

Samuel Buchanan November 29, 1 804 page 217 

Deed of conveyence made June 16, 1803. For the sum of 600 dollars and more 
especially for the natural love and affection for my son, I, Robert Buchanan, 
have granted and sold to Samuel Buchanan a tract of land on McCrory's and 
White's Creeks, the place where said Robert Buchanan now lives known by the 
name of the Block House tract. 

Robert Cartright November 29, 1804 page 217 

Indenture made September 21, 1804. For the sum of 800 dollars, James Hawkins 
has sold Robert Cartright, Sen. 300 acres known by the name of the Black Fox 
Camp lying in Wilson County. Beginning at a stake in a blue hole in the Black 
Fox Spring running then north 49 degrees west with William Kelton's line 13 
chains to a dogwood, two hickories and a black oak all blazed, then east with said 
Kelton's line to a stake in the east boundary of the original survey, being Kelton's 
southeast corner, then south with the said east boundary 30 chains and 2 links to 
the southeast corner of the original survey, then west with the south boundary of 
the original survey to an ash, a corner between said Hawkins and Neely, then 
north 5 chains to a red oak, then north 32 degrees west 20 chains to the begin- 
ning. 

John Dixon Fly November 30, 1804 page 218 

Indenture made August 14, 1803. For the sum of 100 dollars, John Gillespy has 
sold John Dixon Fly 100 acres on the waters of Mill Creek and Hurricane Creek., 
being part of a grant to Jason Thompson No. 1201 and being the southwest cor- 
ner of said grant. Beginning at an ash. the northeast corner of a tract granted to 
Minos Cannon, then east 85 poles to a hickory, then north 180 poles to a dog- 
wood, then west 80 poles to a hickory, then south to the beginning. 

Maclin Cross March 29, 1805 page 240 

Indenture made February 7, 1804. For the sum of 1800 dollars, Thomas Gillespie 
of Casswell County, Virginia, has sold Maclin Cross 640 acres on the waters of 
Stones River. Beginning at a poplar on Samuel McMurray's east boundary being 
William Moore's southwest corner, then south 226 poles to a persimon, then east 
452 poles to a white oak, then north 226 poles to a red oak being Moore's south- 
east corner, then west with said line to the beginning. 

Amos Harbour March 30, 1805 page 242 

Indenture made July 27, 1802. For the sum of 228 dollars, Thomas Johnston of 
Robertson County has sold Amos Harbour 228 acres in Davidson County on the 
waters of Cripple Creek of the east fork of Stones River. Beginning at a black 
oak and elm on William Ray's line runs south with said line 40 chains to a cedar 
bush, then west 75 chains to a stake, then north 40 chains to a stake, then east 75 

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chains to the beginning. Land granted to said Thomas Johnston by grant No. 
1224 on November 16, 1790. 

John Enochs May 30. 1805 page 259 

Indenhire made April 10, 1805. For the sum of 200 dollars. Gabriel Enochs has 
sold John Enochs 112 acres on Stones River about two miles southeast of Ston- 
ers Lick. Beginning at a hickory and dogwood, the northeast corner of a tract of 
640 acres com eyed by Robert Hays to said Gabriel Enochs, runs south 180 poles 
to an elm. then west 100 poles to a stake, then north 180 poles to a Spanish oak 
and walnut, then east 100 poles to beginning. 

Henry Burnet May 31.1 805 page 260 

Indenture made April 16, 1805. For the sum of 500 dollars. George M. Deadrick 
has sold Henry Buniet of Rutherford County 500 acres on the waters of Stones 
River. Beginning at a black oak on Phillip Phillips's east boundary. John 
Buchanan's southwest corner, then south 286 poles to a dogAvood on Benjamin 
Flood's north boundary line, then east 358 poles to an elm. then north 286 poles 
to an ash. then west to the beginning. (At bottom says contains 540 acres. "Con- 
tains 640 acres including a tract of 100 acres sold by said George Deadrick to 
Francis Sanders, now 540.") 

Daniel Davis May 31, 1805 page 260 

Indenture made March 2. 1804. For the sum of 255. Daniel McGoodwin of Lo- 
gan County. Kentucky, has sold Daniel Davis 150 on the waters of Stones River. 

Beginning on a dogwood, running then south 188 to a cedar, then west with 

line 128 poles to a dogwood and ash. then north with said McGoodwin's 

line 188 poles to two Spanish oaks, then east 128 poles to the beginning. 

John McClough May 3 1 . 1 805 page 26 1 

Indenture made February 10, 1805. For the sum of 136 dollars and 25 cents. 
Gabriel Enochs has sold John McClough 78 3/4 acres on the waters of Stoners 
Creek. It being a part of a 640 acre tract com eyed by Robert Hays to Gabriel 
enochs. Beginning at Enochs's northwest corner, an elm on the said Enochs's 
north boundary, mns west along said line 39 poles to a stake, then south 99 poles 
to a stake, then west 52 poles to a hickory grub, then south 95 poles to an elm and 
dogwood, then east 91 poles to a stone, then north 194 poles to the beginning. 

Enoch Enochs June 1. 1805 

Indenture made April 10, 1805. For the sum of 240 dollars. Gabriel Enochs has 
sold Enoch Enochs 120 acres on the waters of Stones River about two miles 
southeast of Stoners Lick. Beginning at an elm and cedar on John Enochs's west 
boundary, runs along his line north 160 poles to a Spanish oak and walnut, then 
west 120 poles to an elm. then south 160 poles to a dogwood, then east 120 poles 
to the beginning. 

Anthony Clopton September 3. 1805 page 276 

Indenture made May 8. 1805. For the sum of 600 dollars. Thomas Hopkins of 
Sullivan County has sold Anthony Clopton 320 acres on the waters of Stones 

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River. Beginning at a black walnut tree on the west bank of Stones River, then 
west 300 poles to a dogwood on Thomas Gillaspy's east boundary, then north 
120 poles to a black walnut on the east side of William Moore's preemption 
being also Thomas McCrory's west boundary line, then east 300 poles to the 
bank of Stones River, then up the meanders of the river to the beginning. 

William Hays September 3, 1805 page 277 

Indenture made October 1, 1804. For the sum of 600 dollars, Maclin Cross has 
sold William Hays 220 acres on the waters of Stones River in Davidson County. 
Beginning at a red oak being William Moore's northeast corner, then west 168 
3/4 poles to a stake, then south 100 poles to a stake, then east 32 poles to a stake, 
then south 134 poles to a stake, then east 136 3/4 to a white oak being Thomas 
Gillaspy's northeast comer, then north 234 poles to the beginning. 

Frederick Oliver September 3, 1805 page 278 

Indenture made April 5, 1805. For the sum of 245 dollars, Daniel McGoodwin of 
Logan County, Kenmcky, has sold Federick Oliver 170 acres on the waters of 
Stones River and Mill Creek. Beginning at a hickory and dogwood and running 
then north 188 poles to an elm, then east 144 poles to a black oak, ash and dog- 
wood, then south 188 poles to a dogwood, then west 144 poles to the beginning. 

Timothy Oneal September 9, 1805 page 280 

Indenture made October 22, 1804. For the sum of 400 dollars, Jessee Dawson of 
Sumner County has sold Timothy Oneal 1 10 acres in Davidson County. Begin- 
ning at a stake near Stoner's Lick running south 16 poles to a honey locust on the 
bank of the dry fork of Stoners Creek, then up said creek with its meanders 237 
poles to a stake, then north 1 19 poles to a black oak sapling, then west 198 poles 
to the beginning. 

James Coots September 1 1 , 1 805 page 283 

Indennire made June 13, 1805. For the sum of 150 dollars, Joseph Lemmons of 
Rockingham County, North Carolina, has sold James Coots of Guilford County, 
North Carolina. 1 50 acres on the waters of Mill Creek near the ridge between 
said creek and Stones River at the north edge of Big Hurricane. Beginning at an 
elm on Minos Cannon's west line, a marked corner and running his line west 222 
poles to an ash, then north 88!/ 2 poles to a stake, then east to said Cannon's line 
272 poles, then south 88'/ 2 poles to the beginning, being part of a tract of 640 
acres originally granted to Minos Cannon. 

JohnCongill December 6. 1805 page 293 

Indenture made July 9, 1 805. For the sum of 450 dollars, Matthew Payne and his 
wife, Milly, have sold John Congill 200 acres in Davidson County on Stoners 
Creek. Beginning at a hornbeam and hickory northeast corner to a preemption 
originally granted to William Bush of which this tract is a part, running west 202 
poles to a sugartree and elm on the south bank of Stoners Creek, then down said 
creek with the meanders 42 poles to where the line of Samuel Hays crosses said 
creek, then south with said line 22 poles to an elm and ironwood on the bank of 
said creek, then down said creek with its meanders 72 poles to a white oak, then 

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south 64 degrees east 60 poles to an elm, then south 82 degrees east 38 poles to 
a red oak on the bank of a branch, then up the branch with its meanders 54 poles 
to an ash and red bud. then south 60 poles to a sassafras and poplar, then east 97 
poles to a poplar and gum. then north 166 poles to the beginning. 

Absolem Gleaves December 13, 1805 page 296 

Indenture made October 21. 1805. For the sum of 320 dollars. Thomas Gleaves 
has sold Absolem Gleaves 335 acres on the east side of Stones River and the 
waters of Stoners Creek. Beginning at a dogwood, hickory and poplar, said Tho- 
mas Gleaves's northeast corner, and runs south 130 poles to a dogAvood and two 
white oaks, then east 20 poles to a dogwood and poplar, then south 130 poles to 
a white oak. Thomas Gleaves" s southeast comer, on the original line, then east 
with the same 196 poles to a stake, then north 260 poles to a stake, northeast 
corner of the original survey, then west 216 poles to the beginning. 

Martha Tate December 13. 1805 page 298 

Indenture made October 19, 1805. For the sum of 1000 dollars, John Donelson 
of Wilson County has sold Martha Tate 300 acres on both sides of the dry fork 
of Stoners Creek, a branch of Stones River. Beginning at an ash and liickory near 
the dry fork on the north side running then north 390 poles to a stake, then west 
124V4 to a cedar and ironwood. then south 390 poles to a stake on Hays's line, 
then along the same east 124 l /2 poles to the beginning. 

Charles M. Hall December 23, 1805 page 304 

Indenture made February 3, 1801. For the sum of 729'/ 2 dollars, James Wills has 
sold Charles M. Hall 117 acres. Beginning at a white oak on Moore's north 
boundary and running north with the line made by Mulherrin with consent of 
Capt. Hoggatt and James Wills to a sugartree and redbud on Archibald Buchanan's 
south boundary 7 , then west with said Buchanan's line 142 1/11 poles to an iron- 
wood sapling, then north 23 poles to a black oak and elm on stones river, then 
down the river 47 poles to a white oak, black oak and sassafras, then south 3 
degrees east 22 poles to a white oak, then south 15 degrees east 50 poles to a 
sugartree and hackberry, then south 20 degrees east 23 V% poles to two sugartrees 
and a lynn. then east with the line made by Mulherrin by consent of John Hoggatt 
and James Wills 167 1/1 1 poles to the beginning. 

Eli Hamonds December 23. 1805 page 305 

Indenture made June 28. 1804. John Donelson has given Eli Hamonds a tract (no 
acres amount given) on the north side of Stones River. Beginning at the mouth of 
the cedar branch then down Stones River as it meanders to a red oak. William 
Donelson's corner, then along William Donelson's line north to Samuel 
Donelson's land, then along Samuel Donelson's line east to an elm comer on the 
aforesaid cedar branch, then down the same as it meanders to the beginning. 

James Hays December 23. 1805 page 306 

Indenture made December 15. 1804. For the sum of 587 dollars. Samuel B. Har- 
ris of Williamson County has sold James Hays 152 acres on the waters of Mill 
Creek and Stones River. Beginning at a hickory, the northeast comer of the original 

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survey, running south 108 poles to a hickory and elm, then west 130 poles to a 
white hickory, then south 40 poles to two white ash and haw bush, then north 
148 poles cornering on the north boundary of the original survey, then east 200 
poles to the beginning. 

Charles Cabiness December 25, 1805 page 310 

Indenture made August 13, 1805. For the sum of 700 dollars, Maclin Cross has 
sold Charles Cabiness 153 acres on the waters of Stones River. Beginning at an 
ironwood and running east 35 poles to a poplar, then north 10 poles to a white 
oak and sugartree on the bank of the creek, then down the creek north 35 degrees 
east 38 poles, then north 10 degrees west 20 poles, then north 77 degrees east 40 
poles, then north 60 degrees east 6 poles, then north 85 degrees east 20 poles, 
north 25 degrees west 9 poles, then south 83 degrees 15 poles, then north 32 
degrees east 22 poles, then north 54 degrees east 6 poles, then north 18 degrees 
east 42 poles, then N 28 degrees east 18 poles, then north 48 degrees east 15 
poles to two poplars, then north 35 poles to a sugartree on the east side of the 
creek, then west 180 poles to a walnut, then south 194 poles to the beginning. 

Mill Creek Baptist Society March 18, 1806 page 315 

James Whitsett has given 2 acres for the Baptist Church including the meeting 
house and burying grounds. 

William Creel March 19, 1806 page 316 

Indenture made December 13, 1805. For the sum of 550 dollars, Timothy Oneal 
has sold William Creel 1 10 acres. Beginning at a stake near Stoner's lick running 
south 16 poles to a honey locust on the bank of the dry fork of stoner's Creek, 
then up said creek with its meanders 237 poles to a black oak, then north 1 19 
poles to a black oak sapling, then west 198 poles to the beginning. 

Thomas Wilson March 20, 1806 page 318 

Indenture made November 13, 1805. For the sum of 1200 dollars, Thomas and 
James Rucker of Rutherford County has sold Thomas Wilson 320 acres near the 
mouth of Stones River lying on both sides of Stoner's Creek including Stoners 
Lick. Beginning on the bank of said creek on a Spanish oak and mulberry, then 
south 226 poles to a dogwood, white oak and ash, then west 226 poles hornbeam, 
plumb (?) hickory and black oak on the bank of Stoner's Creek, then north 226 
poles to a mulberry and two hickories, then east 226 pies to the beginning. 

Charles M. Hall March 20, 1806 page 318 

Indenture made July 31, 1804. For the sum of 2000 dollars, Maclin Cross has 
sold Charles M. Hall 640 acres on the waters of Stones River. Beginning at a 
poplar on Samuel McMurry's east boundary, being William Moore's southwest 
comer, then south 226 poles to a persimmon, then east 452 poles to a white oak 
then north 226 poles to a red oak being Moore's southeast comer, then west with 
said line to the beginning. 

Charles Harryman March 22, 1806 page 322 

Indenture made December 19, 1805. For the sum of 210 dollars, William Smoth- 

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ers has sold Charles Harryman 65 acres on the dry fork of Stoners Creek. Begin- 
ning at two iromvoods on the bank of the dry fork on Edmond Melvin"s west 
boundary line miming then north along said line 80 poles to a white oak on 
Matthew Payne's south boundary line, then west along said line 1 10 poles to two 
black oak bushes. Timothy Oneal's northeast comer, then south 115 poles along 
said line to a Spanish oak on the bank of said dry fork Oneal"s southeast corner, 
then up the creek to the beginning. 

William Gammil March 24. 1806 page 327 

Indenture made December 26, 1805. For the sum of 600 dollars. Ebenezer 
Alexander of Livingston County, Kentucky, has sold William Gammil of Ruth- 
erford County, Teimessee, a tract of land in Da\idson and Rutherford Count) on 
Hurricane Creek, the waters of Stones River, being part of a tract granted said 
Alexander as assignee of James Millican. Beginning at a stake on the east bound- 
ary of the survey 170 poles from the northeast corner, running south 150 poles to 
an elm and ash. then west 320 poles to a white hickory, southwest comer, then 
north 150 poles to a stake, then east to the beginning. 



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The Preemptors 

43 Samuel Wilson - 640 on West Fork near 25 miles from mouth to include an 
improvement marked at the head of a spring SB & IB, the place being known 
by the name of Sani'l Barton's Mill Seat. The survey to begin on the creek Vi 
mile below the improvements including the creek and running as the law di- 
rects for quantity. January 3, 1783. 



36 Heirs of William Green obtained a preemption of 640 acres. Lying on Stewart's 
Creek, a branch of Stones River about 3 miles north of said creek and about 5 
miles above the mouth including a large sinking spring at which a few trees 
are killed and a tree marked thus TS & IM. January 3, 1783. 



54 David Givin's preemption of 640 on a large creek known as Fanner's Creek 
running with the west fork of Stones River on the West side of said river 
about 3 miles above the mouth beginning, 400 yards No. of the falls on said 
creek, thence east to include said falls, improved and marked WO, thence 
back up the creek for quantity to include a large spring, improved and marked 
thus WO. January 13, 1783. 



55 William Campbell obtained a preemption of 640 acres on west fork of Stewart's 
Creek, about a mile above the fork of said creek to include a large spring 
running down said fork for quantity 7 . January 13, 1783. 



100 Heirs of John Evans, deceased, obtained a preemption of 640 lying on east 
side of main fork of Stones River, three miles above the first fork to include a 
large spring marked JE. January 15, 1783. 



185 Heirs of Joseph Milligan's preemption of 640 acres lying on a branch on the 
west side of Stones River, about 3'/ 2 miles south of the place called the 
Harricane, begin 300 yards south of the spring and ninning as the law directs 
so as to include the spring and improvements marked SM. January 16, 1783. 



190 Heirs of Abraham Jones, deceased, preemption of 640 on Stones River. Begin 
at mouth of Stewart's Creek on the fork above the junction of the streams, 
miming up the same including a cabin about 400 yards from the junction. 
January 16. 1783. 



203 William Henry's preemption of 640 on east side of Stones River, about Vi 
mile above mouth of Stewart's Creek to include a spring on east side of the 

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river about. 60 yards from the bank which Holliday improved, extending east- 
wardly for quantity. January 17, 1783. 



243 Joush Stevens, a preemption of 640 acres on west side of Stones River on the 
first big creek above Stewart's Creek, about a mile above mouth of said creek, 
begin Va mile west of the spring on said creek and running down on both sides 
of the creek including a tree marked thus JS. January 18. 1783. 



178 Martin King's preemption on Overall's Creek of 640 acres including an im- 
provement on the creek and marked on a tree with the letters WO. beginning 
no. of the improvement, 400 yards running east Va mile thence south and west 
for Compliment. January 16. 1783. 



237 Robert Russell's preemption of 640 acres on south side of Stones River on a 
branch of Stewart's Creek, about 15 miles above the station on said river to 
include an improvement on said branch and a tree marked RR, beginning 20 
poles below the improvement and miming south and east for Compliment as 
the law directs. January 18, 1783. 



331 Isaac Henry's preemption of 640 acres on Stewart's Creek of Stones River, 
nearly a west course from the mouth of Overall's Mill Creek, beginning Va 
mile below a spring, breaking out of the creek bank on the west side marked 
HH DH, thence miming up on both sides of said creek including said spring 
and another spring. 3 or 400 yards from the same marked as HH DH for 
Compliment. March 4. 1783. 



351 Thomas Sharp, assignee of Jonathan Evans's preemption of 640 acres lying 
on Stewart's Creek, a branch of Stones River, about 4 miles from the mouth 
of said creek, including two improvements. Begin Va mile west of the upper 
improvement, miming north and C for Compliment, including said improve- 
ments. March 4, 1783. 



382 James Todd's preemption of 640 acres on west side of Stones River. Begin- 
ning 200 yards south of the first spring above the north of said river including 
a small improvement at said spring running north and west and C for Compli- 
ment. March 10, 1783. 



386 Heirs of Nathaniel Hart, deceased, preemption lying on a branch of Stewart's 
Creek, about 2 miles north of said creek, to include a large spring on a trace 
leading from Stewart's Creek to French Lick, commonly called Hart's Spring. 



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including the spring in the upper end of the survey, running down the spring 
branch on both sides for quantity. March 10, 1783. 



421 Nicholas Baker's preemption of 640 acres lying on the east fork of Stones 
River, about 2 miles below the Soldier's Line. Beginning about l A mile below 
a large spring on the south side of said river and running up for Compliment. 
March 10, 1783. 



439 John Holt's preemption of 640 acres lying on a branch that runs into the west 
side of Stones River, about 15 miles above the station and about 3 miles from 
the river including a spring marked NH, beginning about l A mile below the 
spring on the branch and running up the creek for Compliment. March 10, 
1783. 



484 Joseph Moseby's preemption of 640 on Stewart's Creek adjoining Jonathan 
Anthony's preemption, extending down the creek from said preemption for 
quantity. March 10, 1783. 



251 John Fulkinson's preemption of 640 acres lying on Stewart's Creek, a branch 
of Stones River, beginning on the creek about 14 mile below the improve- 
ments on the east side of creek, thence running up the creek on both sides to 
include the improvement. WS marked on a three for Compliment. January 18, 

1783. 



275 John Wilson's preemption of 640 acres lying on Stones River with an im- 
provement at his spring marked JH, lines to run according to law including 
the spring and improvement. January 20, 1783. 



276 John Cockerill, assee of Pierce Costillo's preemption of 640 acres on Stewart's 
Creek, a branch of Stones River, beginning below a large spring on the east 
side of said creek, thence running on both sides of said creek including the 
spring marked IH for quantity, January 20, 1783. 



284 William Stewart's preemption of 640 acres lying on east side of Stones River 
to join the public lands on the south side and to extend up the river for quan- 
tity. March 4, 1783. 

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303 Edward Bradley's preemption of 640 acres lying on head of a small branch 
that empties into Stones River about one mile above the station including the 
Cave Spring on the north side of the trace marked EB. March 4. 1783. 



312 Heirs of Timothy Terrill's preemption of 640 acres on middle fork of Stones 
River, by some called Fanner's Creek, adjoining James Robinsons tract on 
the upper side miming up said fork on both sides to include a large spring on 
the nest side. March 4, 1783. 



313 James Robinson's preemption of 640 acres on middle fork of Stones River, 
by some called Farmer's Creek, adjoining David Gowin's Mill Seat, tract on 
the upper side running up said creek on both sides including a large spring by 
the name of the Mossv Fountain marked SP on the west side. March 4, 1783. 



322 John Cavil's preemption of 640 acres on Overall's Mill Creek, a branch of 
Stones River. 3 or 4 miles above Overall's Mill Seat, including a spring and 
improvement on the east side of said creek and marked SBWC. near a branch 
of the creek, running up and down said creek for Compliment. March 4, 
1783. 



326 Jonathan Anthony's preemption of 640 acres on Stewart's Creek, a branch of 
Stones River, to include the big spring that breaks out below where the creek 
is dry, extending down the creek for Compliment. March 4, 1783. 



330 James Anthony's preemption of 640 acres on west fork of Stones River at the 
mouth of Overall's Mill Creek, extending down the river for Compliment. 
March 4. 1783. 



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Index 



Acuff, Christopher 110 

Acuff, Timothy 6, 130 

Alderson, Simon 94 

Alexander 46, 99 

Alexander, Ebenezer 45, 48, 93, 150 

Alexander, William 47, 88 

Alexander, Wm. 45 

Allhead, Vinson 27 

Amis, Thomas 40 

Anderson, John 79 

Anderson, Thomas 63 

Anderson, William 63 

Anderson, William P. 128 

Andrews, John 131 

Anthony, James 113, 154 

Anthony, John 79, 114, 136 

Anthony, Jonathan 113, 154 

Arehart, Philip 111 

Armstrong 48, 142 

Armstrong, Capt. James 111 

Armstrong, Caswell 135 

Armstrong, Col. 20, 48 

Armstrong. Col. James 

1, 8, 13, 19, 36, 57, 58, 80, 118 
Armstrong, Col. Martin 

2, 9, 14, 15, 18, 65 
Armstrong, General James 135 
Armstrong, James 6, 110, 134 
Armstrong, John 5 
Armstrong, M. 54 
Armstrong, Martin 

17, 39, 47, 49, 50, 56, 74, 80, 

81, 95, 108, 134 
Armstrong. Thomas 

13, 67, 103, 107, 118, 143 
Armstrong, William 33 
Arson, James 53 
Auers. Thomas 70 
Austin, Thomas 107 

B 

Bacchus, John 119 
Bagworth, Jessee 25 



Bailey, Ethelred 49 
Baker 131 
Baker, John 71, 118 
Baker, Nicholas 153 
Banks, Thomas 44 
Baptist Society 136 
Barnes, Joseph 55, 57, 116 
Barnes, William 49 
Barnett, David 105 
Barney, Rednond D. 98 
Barrow, Micajah 40, 57, 93 
Barrows, Willia 58 
Barry 98 

Barry, Redmond 83 
Barry, Redmond Dillen 140 
Barton, Roger 123, 126 
Barton, Sam'l 151 
Barton. Samuel 42, 58, 72 
Barton, Samuel. Sr. 138 
Bass, Evan 78 
Batalion, Evens 137 
Batchelor, John 132 
Bates, John 65 
Baucoman, William 99 
Bean, Thomas 63 
Beaver, John 6 
Bedford. Thomas 

100, 122, 129, 136, 137 
Bell, James 111 
Bell, John 44 
Bell, Samuel 100, 111 
Bell, Thomas 100, 138, 139 
Bend. Jones 14, 15 
Benford, Isaac 32 
Bennett. Henry 36 
Bent, Jones 14, 15, 62 
Berk. Meradeth 29 
Berry, Redmond D. 108, 117 
Berry, Redmond Dillon 112 
Berts. William 118 
Bicknell, Robert 37 
Bigs, Nathaniel 76 
Billingly, James 63 
Binkley, Frederick 116 



157 



Black. William 62 

Blackamore, John 8. 22. 121, 132 

Blackamore, William 8. 19, 22. 23 

Blackmail. Bennett 57 

Blackman. John 57 

Blackmore. John 130 

Blackwell, Jolm 35 

Blair. Jolm 43. 51 

Blair. Samuel 120 

Blair. Thomas 63. 64 

Bleakamore, William 19 

Blount. George Gray 134 

Blount. Jolm Gray 76. 87. 94. 95 

Blount. John Grey 26 

Blount. Maj. 16 

Blount. Major 6. 8. 9. 52 

Blount. Reading 4, 25, 26 

Blount. Thomas 94, 95 

Bodene. James 89. 91 

Bodine. James 88 

Boggs, James 141 

Boles. John 102 

Bond. John 85, 88, 92 

Boren. John 105 

Borley, James 1 1 

Bosley, Beal 65 

Bosley. James 65 

Boston, Andrew 80 

Bowen. John 4 

Bowen. Moses 4 

Bowen. William 43, 68, 70. 75, 143 

Bowman. Abraham 118 

Bowman. William 

5, 39, 100, 102. 105, 143 
Boyd. Ezekiel 123 
Boyd. Harrison 99 
Boyd. John 116 
Boyd. Jolm. Jr. 99. 138 
Boyle. John 133. 134 
Bozeman. Meada 104 
Brackenridge. Alexander 133. 134 
Bradiher. Jolm 95 
Bradford. Henry 121. 132 
Bradley, Capt. James 

58. 92, 103. 114 
Bradley. Edward 48. 116. 120. 154 
Bradley, Gee 107 
Bradlev. Gen. 48 



Bradley. James 2. 30. 137 
Bradley. Nimrod 140 
Bradly. Edward 64, 77 
Branch. Robert 129. 138 
Brandon. George 133 
Brant 11 

Branton. Britain 112 
Breckenridge. Alexander 53 
Breckinridge, Alexander 94 
Britten. Benjamin 5 1 
Brocks. Stephen 40 
Brook 81 

Brook. Ebenezer 106 
Brook, Stephen 54 
Brooks 74 
Brooks, Ebenezer 

70, 84, 90, 124, 126. 128 
Brooks. Ebenzer 19 
Brooks. Giles 52 
Brooks, Matthew 115 
Brooks, Stephen 

28. 61. 67. 74. 81, 91. 129 
Broungary. Kasper 50 
Brown. Isaac 27 
Brown, Jolm 53, 59 
Brown, William 51. 61 
Bryan, Benjamin 70, 103 
Bryan. Lovered 103 
Bucchanan. Archibald 48. 77 
Bucchanan. Da\id 92 
Bucchanan. John 

9. 10. 15. 18. 19. 21. 24. 26. 27. 

28. 31, 32. 37. 41. 48, 49. 51. 

52, 53, 54, 59, 69. 70. 85, 90, 

95, 97. 106. 115 
Bucchanan. Samuel 2. 87. 108 
Buchanan 64, 143 
Buchanan, Andrew 120 
Buchanan. Archbald 64 
Buchanan. Archibald 116. 121. 148 
Buchanan. Da\id 139 
Buchanan. John 

2. 3. 4. 36. 42. 43. 44. 45. 65. 

66, 120. 127, 128. 139. 142. 146 
Buchanan. Robert 145 
Buchanan, Samuel 134. 144. 145 
Buchanan. William 129 
Buford. James 100. 126 



158 



Bull, Ambrose 134 
Bull. James 134 
Burk. Lt. 65, 72 
Burke, William 52. 57 
Burnet, Henry 146 
Bush, John 9, 119 
Bush. William 135, 147 
Bushnell, Eusabius 52 
Bushnell. Eusebius 

6, 7. 9, 10, 11, 16, 71, 80, 122 
Butler, John 44, 138 
Butler, Thomas Ryan 137 



Cabiness. Charles 149 
Caffey, John 102 
Caffrey, John 

2. 24, 26, 38, 43, 56, 62. 69, 76, 

79, 90, 91, 92. 103, 115. 122, 

131, 135, 139 
Callihan. John 5 
Calloway, Col. John 38 
Calloway, John 102 
Camoin, John 43 
Campbell 65, 77, 78. 83, 86 
Campbell. James 91. 135, 140 
Campbell, Michael 36, 39, 81 
Campbell, Patrick 128 
Campbell, Samuel 121 
Campbell, William 114. 151 
Cannon, James 14 
Cannon, Minos 

26, 27, 28. 33, 121, 143. 145, 147 
Cantrel, Stephen 55 
Cantrell, Stephen 47, 56, 122, 137 
Cantrell, Steven 66 
Cantrill, Stephen 5, 19, 42, 44 
Capehart. John 86 
Carson. James 102 
Cartright, Robert 145 
Casellman. Andrew 44 
Caselman. Jacob 42 
Cassall. William 60 
Casselman, Abraham 143 
Casselman. Andrew 

25, 122, 143, 144 



Casselman, Jacob 76. 135, 143, 144 

Castleman. Jacob 5, 64 

Castleman, Joseph 64 

Cathey, Richard 31, 45, 46, 73 

Cathey. Win. 31 

Cavil, John 154 

Chadwick, Benjamin 86, 98 

Chambers. Daniel 42, 44 

Charron, Henry 2 

Cherry. Johnathan 33 

Cherry. Willee 143 

Childers, John 40 

Childress, Joel 138 

Childress, John 119 

Childress. John, Jr. 136 

Civil, John 103 

Clark, Elisha 37 

Clark, Larden 123 

Clark, Lardner 

1, 2, 18, 30, 32, 37, 38, 45, 47, 
48. 52, 58, 102, 120. 144 

Clarke, Betsey 32 

Clayton, Seward 112 

Clopton, Anthony 146 

Coartland. Cox 26 

Cobart, Richard 21 

Cobb 84, 97, 117 

Cobb. Jessee 51, 52 

Cobb. Richard 59 

Cobb, Richard C. 99 

Cockerill. John 153 

Cockrill, John 95 

Coffee, John 82 

Cole, Henry 7, 16 

Collingsworth, Edmond 143 

Congill, John 147 

Conrad, Nicholas 92 

Cook, Richard 64 

Cooke, Richard 62 

Coots, James 147 

Corbin, Francis 69 

Corbitt, William 25, 105 

Costello, John 66 

Costillo. Pierce 153 

Cotench. Peter 27 

Cotten, John 131 

Cotton 141 



159 



Cotton, Thomas 

28, 32, 44. 45. 52. 66, 99, 127 
Cowan. Alexander 1 1 
Cox, Charles 39 
Cox, Edwarad 66 
Cox, James 82 

Cox, Thomas 1, 66, 119, 141 
Coxe 64 

Crabtree. William 104 
Craighead. Thomas B. 38 
Cravens. John 72 
Creel. William 149 
Creswell. Robert 16 
Crosier, John 126 
Cross, Anthony 117 
Cross, Frederick 14 
Cross. Maclin 109. 145, 147. 149 
Crosses. Richard 85 
Cronghton. Charles 77. 78 
Crutcher, A. 44 
Crntcher, Anthony 17 
Crutcher. William 22. 31 
Crntcher, Wm. 21 
Cummins. John 

37, 41, 44. 48, 127. 128. 136 

D 

Dafnel, William 53 
Dagetby. James 90 
Dantly. Solomon 86 
Darden. Jonathan 58 
Danghrity, James 132 
Daughterly 134 
Davidson, Amos 85, 110 
Davidson, George Lee 37 
Davidson, Nathan 141 
Davidson, Samuel 112 
Davis. Christopher 57 
Davis, Daniel 146 
Davis. David 62 
Davis. James 13 
Davis. Jesse 34 
Davis, John 

57, 58, 60, 6Z 70, 94. 104. 127, 136 
Davis, Joseph 65 
Davis. Ralph 83 
Davis, William 6, 85 



Dawson, Jessee 147 

Dawson, Zachariah 79 

Dawson, Zacheriah 135 

Deaderick, George M. 96 

Deaderick, Jacob 17 

Deadrick, George M. 

61. 63, 68, 69, 90. 96, 107. 115, 
116, 120, 140, 146 

Deadrick, John 61. 63. 68, 69, 106 

Dean, James 40 

Dean. Joseph 55. 71. 123 

Dean. Robert Love 123 

Deason, Samuel 11. 66 

Demsey, David 47 

Demunbre, Timothy 118 

Dickey, Thomas 

36. 100. 101. 102. 143 

Dixon 106. 126 

Dixon. Charles 55 

Dixon. Tilman 55 

Doake, James 144 

Dobbins. William 

6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16. 52, 71 

Donald, Wm. 3 

Donaldson, John 5, 12 

Donaldson, Stockley 36, 40 

Donaldson. Stockly 12 

Donaldson. William 12 

Doneldson. John 14. 19 

Doneldson. Stockley 19 

Donelson 82, 135 

Donelson, Alexander 117 

Donelson, Ethrel 84 

Donelson, Jessee 90 

Donelson. John 

21. 37, 40, 42, 43. 49, 50. 51. 53, 
55, 56,61, 62, 65, 67, 71, 73, 
74. 76,91. 92. 99, 106, 108, 111, 
112. 116. 117. 125. 135, 140. 148 

Donelson. John. Jr. 42 

Donelson. Leven 117 

Donelson. Samuel 

40. 62. 66. 85. 117. 122, 148 

Donelson, Severn 49. 117 

Donelson. Sevin 56 



160 



Donelson, Stockley 

56, 61, 75, 82, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 
90, 91, 97, 103, 106, 108, 110, 112, 
115, 117, 124, 126, 128, 131, 132, 135 

Donelson. Stokley 72 

Donelson, William 

42, 49, 56, 62, 117, 148 

Donnell. Thomas 108 

Donoldson, John 26 

Doran, William 126 

Doty, James 49, 53 

Douglass, James 49, 110 

Drashorn, John 98 

Drawhorn, John 86 

Drummond, William 77, 78 

Duason, John 58 

Dubois, A. 37 

Dudley, Guilford 74 

Duke, John 114 

Dunlap, John 132 

Dupree, David 109 

Dupree. Howel 113 

Dupree, James 109, 110 

Dupree, Starling 109 

Dupree, Sterling 113 

Durat, Joseph 134 

E 

Eborne, John 133 

Eburn, John 53, 68, 94 

Ebwan, John 77 

Edmandson, Samuel 123 

Edmondson, Samuel 71, 79 

Edmondson, William 142, 144 

Edmonson, William 60 

Edward 132 

Edwards. Benjamin 121 

Eller, John 36 

Eller, Joseph 36 

Elliott, George Syns 44 

Elliott, John 36, 37 

Elliott, Joseph 44 

Elliott, Samuel 141 

Elliott, Zebiah 44 

Elmore, Daniel 22 

Enoch, John 65 



Enochs, Enoch 146 
Enochs, Gabriel 67, 146 
Enochs, John 146 
Envin, Joseph 138, 139 
Erwin, Thomas 132 
Eryland, Wm. 40 
Espey, James 122 
Espey, Robert 119 
Eunever, Joseph 77, 78 
Enrich 111 
Evans, John 151 
Evans, John B. 97 
Evans, Jonathan 152 
Evans, Richard 6 
Ewing, Andrew 25, 29, 32 



Faulks, James 37 
Fawler, Absolum 1 3 
Felts, Carey 137 
Flood, Benjamin 

27, 85, 90, 115, 116, 127, 137, 

140, 141, 146 
Floyd, Joseph 59 
Fly, John Dixon 145 
Ford, John 28 
Ford, Lewis 40 
Forde. John 28 
Foreman, John 4, 127, 144 
Forman, John 28, 52 
Fort 76 
Fort, Elias 104 
Foster, A. 2 1 

Foster, Anthony 38, 65, 102, 142 
Foster, Fred 81 
Foster, Frederick 96. 116 
Foster, Henry 81, 96, 116, 120, 144 
Foster, Robert C. 142 
Foster. Benjamin 39 
Fowler, James 29 
Fowler, John 29 
Fowler, Joshua 34, 35 
Frazer, Daniel 

45, 84. 97, 99, 102, 117 
Frazier, Daniel 69, 70 
Fry, Basil 110, 137 
Fry, Suzzill 73 



161 



Fulkinson. John 153 
Furbe. David 47 



Gains. Anthony 37 
Gallaspey, Thomas 76 
Gallaspie. James 79, 120 
Gallaspie. Jolm 82 
Gallaspie. Thomas 112 
Gallaspy. James 77. 87. 114 
Gallaspy, Thomas 68, 69 
Gambrel. Bradley 

105. 106. 107. 137 
Gammell. William 93 
Gammil, William 1 50 
Gamer, Aron 27 
Gamer, Britian 104 
Gamer, William 1 16 
Garrett, Wm. 31 
Gee. Capt. James 127 
Gee. John 105. 106 
Gibbons, Thomas 91 
Gilbert. Abraham 108 
Gill. William 60, 69. 94, 144 
Gillaspie. Robert 50 
Gillaspie, Thomas 43 
Gillaspy, James 136 
Gillaspy. Thomas 81, 147 
Gillespie, Thomas 58, 145 
Gillespie.Thomas 21 
Gillespy, John 145 
Gilliam. Isham 119 
Gilliam, John 119 
Gillispie. Robert 5 1 
Gillispie. Thomas 20. 3 1 
Givin, David 151 
Givins, Jacob 7 
Glasgow, James 

67. 71, 86, 87. 94, 98 
Glaughn. William 28 
Gleaves, Absolem 148 
Gleaves. Thomas 65, 131, 148 
Gooden, Daniel 1 1 5 
Goodman, William 28 
Gordon. John 65 
Gou an. Nathaniel 81 
Gowen, John 67 



Gowen. William 

36. 66. 96. 106. 144 
Gowin, David 154 
Grant. Eph'm 104 
Grant. William 104 
Gray. Benajah 114 
Gray, Deliverance 128 
Gray. Samuel 51 
Green, Abraham 18 
Green, William 151 
Griffin. Samuel 10 
Grocer. Nicholas 53 
Gullage. Jempsey 91 
Gunter. Joel 55 
Gurley. James 23 
Gwin, Jacob 16 

H 

Haddock, Edmorit 18 
Hadley 112 
Hadley. Joshua 40 
Hair, John 107 
Hall, Charles 116 
Hall, Charles M. Ill, 148, 149 
Hall. Charles Merryman 103 
Hall. Clement 57 
Hall. William 111 
Hambleton 33. 34 
Hambleton, William 67. 109 
Hamilton, Dr. Hance 1 1 1 
Hamilton. Hance 

54, 56. 100. 138. 139 
Hamilton. Robert 90 
Hamilton. Thomas 

54. 56. 100. 111. 138. 139 
Hamilton. William 54. 117 
Hamonds. Eli 148 
Hampton, Adam 10 
Harbour. Amos 145 
Hardeman. Constance 1 10 
Hardiman. Constant 67 
Hardiman. Nicholas Perkins 54 
Hardiman, Thomas 23. 24. 110 
Hardiman, William 60 
Hargett, Gen. Frederick 95 
Harlan. Thomas 40 
Harp 106 



162 



Harrell, John 104 

Harris, Edward 95 

Harris, James 

53, 85, 88, 102, 121, 122 

Harris, John 28 

Harris, Samuel B. 142. 148 

Harris. Thomas 52, 86. 127 

Harris, William 10 

Harrison, Joseph 58, 92 

Harrison, Thomas 44 

Harrison. William 96 

Harrod. Barnard 139 

Harrow, Henry 30 

Harryman, Charles 150 

Hart, Chinai 107 

Hart, Cumberland 107 

Hart, John 107 

Hart. Mary Ann 107 

Hart. Nanthaniel 122 

Hart, Nathaniel 81. 107, 152 

Hart, Nathiel 107 

Hart, Simpson 107 

Hart, Susanah 107 

Hart, Thomas Rly 107 

Hartman, George 127 

Harvey, Anne 134, 135 

Hawel, John 36 

Hawkins, James 127, 145 

Hay 49, 84, 123 

Hay, David 25 

Hay, Hugh 12, 14, 43 

Hay, James 43. 64 

Hay. Nathaniel 12, 15, 43 

Hay. Samuel 12, 14 

Hayes. Robert 13 

Haynes. William 52 

Hays 106. 126 

Hays. Charles 57, 87, 101, 108 

Hays, D. 38 

Hays, David 10 

Hays, Hugh 15, 51, 62 

Hays, James 51. 53, 119, 148 

Hays, John 65. 135 

Hays, Nathaniel 14, 62, 72 

Hays. Robert 

1. 5, 6, 7, 8, 35, 36, 38, 50, 51, 59, 
64, 67, 71, 72, 74, 76, 100, 101, 
108, 109. 110, 116, 130, 137, 146 



Hays. Samuel 5, 56, 72, 147 
Hays, William 147 
Hays. Robert 51 
Hearing. Matthew 59 
Heartman, George 1 16 
Henderson, John 132 
Hendrick, Joseph 14, 19, 111 
Hendricks. Joseph 22, 80 
Henry, Hugh 3 
Henry, Isaac 152 
Henry, William 151 
Herd, William 64 
Herrald, John 40, 70, 104 
Herrald. Robert 41 
Hickman 19 
Hickman, Ed 7, 19 
Hickman, Edwin 

6, 7, 15, 22, 23, 24, 75, 110 
Hickman, Thomas 

13, 14. 19. 22, 100, 115 
Hill, Green 2, 47, 69, 123, 144 
Hill, Isaac 8 
Hill, James 120 
Hinton, Jeremiah 99 
Hinton, Sally 99 
Hoard 52 
Hoard. John 52 
Hogg, James 75 
Hogg, Samuel 142 
Hoggat. James 65 
Hoggatt, Capt. 148 
Hoggatt, John 

77, 116, 120, 121, 136, 141 
Hoggatt, William 141 
Holland, Francis 61 
Holliday 152 
Holm, Lt. Hardy 13 
Holman, Mordica 2 
Holmes, Andrew 99, 102 
Holmes. Hardy 105, 118 
Holms, Andrew 143 
Holms, Hardy 8 
Holt, John 153 
Home, Patrick 77, 78 
Homer, Charles 9 
Homes, Hardy 57 
Hood, Elisha 101, 103, 143 
Hoover, Mathias 74 



163 



Hope, William 132 
Hopkins. Thomas 76. 146 
Hord. William 66. 91 
Horn, Henry O. 123 
Howel, John 70 
Hudger, Haddin 36 
Hughs, Burwell 97 
Hughs, Leander 96 
Humpries, Henry 24 
Hunt. Matthew 115. 136 

I 

Irwin 112 
Irwin, Robert 132 
Isadore, R. W. 61 



Jackson, Andrew 

38, 61. 62, 80. 117, 121, 131 
Jacob, Benjamin 64 
Jacobs. Daniel 6 
Jacobs. Peter 55 
James, Daniel 29. 65 
James. Thomas 88, 91 
Jenkins. Dempsey 103 
Jennings. William 47 
Jett, Archibald 36 
Jetts. Turner 104 
Johns. John 119 
Johnson, Thomas 105 
Johnston. Duncan 133 
Johnston, Isaac 113, 144 
Johnston. John 33, 136 
Johnston. Peter 36 
Johnston. Thomas 

22. 39. 43. 64. 145 
Joiners. Stephen 26 
Jones 46 

Jones. Abraham 88, 151 
Jones. Ambrose 12, 109 
Jones. Betsy 91 
Jones, Britain 95 
Jones, Edmund 71 
Jones. J. Ambrose 25 
Jones. James 95 
Jones, Levy 100 
Jones. Shaderick 137 



Jones. Shadrack 50. 88. 89. 91 
Jones. Shedrack 45. 47. 56 
Joslin. Benjamin 9 
Jostling. Benjamin 16. 32 

K 

Kanady. Robert 137 

Kelly, Patrick 73. 74 

Kelly, William 95, 97. 107 

Kelton. William 145 

Keneday 1 

Kenedy 142 

Kennedy 48 

Kennedy. Robert 60 

Kennedy, Thomas 19, 113, 117, 130 

Kimbro, John 138 

Kimbro. William 99. 102. 120. 138 

King 80, 87 

King. Edward 97 

King, Henry 57. 105. 125 

King, Martin 22, 92, 152 

King. William 126 

Kirkland. John 58 

Kirkpatrick. John 52 

Knight, Murfree 44 

Knox 109 

Knox, Benjamin 81. 87. 91. 103 

Kraus. Gottlib 96 

Krouss. Gotlib 115 



Lamasters. Isaac 103 
Lamb. Nathan 42 
Lancaster. John 81 
Lancaster. Thomas 81, 82, 88 
Lancer. Edward 100 
Lancer, Peter 35 
Lannom. Ephraim 126 
Larkins. John 126 
Latimer. Griswald 16 
Latimore. Witherel 9 
Lea, James 54 

Lee, Frederick 123. 124. 126 
Lee, P. H. 24 
Legrand, Peter 138 
Lemmons, Joseph 147 
Lemonds. Joseph 121 



164 



Lewis, Francis 119 

Lewis, Joshua 3 1 

Lewis, Seth 32, 40, 49 

Lewis, William T. 72, 82 

Lewis, William Terrel 60 

Lewis, William Terrell 65 

Liddon, Benjamin 123, 125 

Liddon, Sarah 123 

Lin, Wm. M_ 29 

Lock, Gen. Matthew 18 

Lock, Matthew 29 

Locke, Francis 133 

Locke, Gen. Matthew 46 

Locke, James 133 

Locke, John 45 

Locke, Matthew 61 

Logan, Hugh 92, 102, 112 

Logue 35, 54, 76, 105 

Logue, John 22, 23, 25, 67, 107 

Lomack, William 105 

Longmier, Charles 16, 29 

Love, Robert 76, 133, 134 

Love, Thomas 52 

Lowe, John 41 

Lum, Samuel 113, 128 

Lumasters, Isaac 114 

Lyons, Patrick 77 

Lytle 50 

Lytle, Archibald 

1, 44, 50, 121, 123, 138 
Lytle, Col. 51, 64 
Lytle, Col. Archibald 86 
Lytle, William 105, 121 
Lytle, William, Jr. 

101, 105, 107, 122, 127 
Lytle, William, Sr. 122 

M 

Maclin, Wm. 39 
Maddon 119 
Magnees, Jonathan 132 
Magnis, Jonathan 109 
Malloy, Thomas 105 
Malugent 118 
Manifee, Nimrod 133, 134 



Manson, John 70 

Marian, Fredrick 73 

Marlin, Archibald 26 

Marlin, James C. 65 

Marlin, William 98, 133, 134 

Marshal, Hixon 1 14 

Marshal, John 1 14 

Marshall. John 13, 83, 96, 115, 139 

Martin, Col. Joseph 20 

Martin, Joseph 

58, 60, 111, 122, 130 
Martin, Patrick 33 
Martin, Robert 1 
Martin, William 58 
Maryan, Frederick 73 
Mason 118 

Mason, Daniel 137, 140. 141 
Massey, James 60, 61, 75 
Massey, Ruben 60, 68 
Massey, Thomas 61, 68, 70 
Masson, Fredrick 73 
Matlock, William 54, 59, 69 
Mattey, Thomas 68 
McAdoe, John 126 
McCabe, Peter 42 
McCain. James 74 
McClendon, Dennis 101 
McClendon, Simon 108 
McClish, William 89, 113 
McClough, John 146 
McConnough, Dougall 10 
McCory 63 

McCown, James 110, 137 
McCoy, John 86 
McCree, Griffith John 51 
McCrory 145 
McCrory, James 64 
McCrory, Thomas 

48, 51, 68, 69, 72, 76, 77, 79, 

114, 120, 147 
McCulloch, Alexander 102 
McCulloch, Benjamin 

99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, 143 
McCumber, Humphry 83 
McCusten, James 43 
McCutchen, John 18 
McCutchn, Humphry 98 
McGaugh, John 87, 89 



165 



McGempsey, John 117 
McGlouskin, Alexander 39 
McGooden. Daniel 90 
McGoodin. Daniel 70. 91 
McGoodwin. Daniel 146. 147 
McGordon. Darnel 85 
McKean. Joseph 132 
McKeen. Alexander 56 
McKimiey. James 82 
McKnight, James 139 
McLane. Ephraim 2 
McLane. Eplirim 38 
McLendon. Simeon 134 
McLin. William 98 
Mclin. William 67 
McMurray. Samuel 2. 21. 145 
McMurrey, Samuel 58 
McMurry 112 
McMurry. Samuel 

20. 64. 77. 81. 149 
McNairy 118 
McNairy. Andres 56 
McNairy. Andrew 41. 62 
McNairy, Francis 56 
McNairy, John 

30. 71. 81. 82. 88. 99. 130 
McNairy. Judge 108 
McNairy. Mary 71, 99 
McNutt. Isaac 66 
McPeak. Henry 132 
McRorey. Thomas 3 1 
McVey. John 36 
Mears. James 68 
Medeacis. John 69 
Medearies. Capt. 104 
Medlock. William 53 
Melvill 111 

Melvin. Edmond 99. 150 
Mill Creek Baptist Society 149 
Miller. John 110. 113. 132 
Miller. Simon 119. 124. 125 
Miller, William 129 
Millican, James 93. 150 
Millican. Joseph 93 
Milligan. Joseph 151 
Mills. Elijah 106 
Mires. Jacob 118 



Mitchel. Joseph 23 

Mitchel. Leaven 69 

Mitchel, William 45. 86. 123. 138 

Mitchell. William 44 

Molloy. Thomas 

17, 54. 80. 87. 109, 114 
Monday. Absolum 98 
Montfait. Capt. 1 1 
Montflorence. Capt. 6 
Montflorence. James 21 
Montflorence. James Colo. 3 1 
Montford. Capt. 11. 71 
Montford. Joseph 35 
Montgomery. William 101. 105. 107 
Moore 114' 116, 120. 148 
Moore, David 56 
Moore. Edward 81 
Moore. Edward, Jr. 58 
Moore. Joseph 57. 128. 136 
Moore. Morris 46 
Moore. Samuel 108 
Moore, William 

48. 57. 58. 64. 69. 76. 77. 79. 87. 9L 

103, 109, 112. 136. 145, 147. 149 
Moore. Win. 20, 21, 68 
Moornann, Joseph 124 
More. Wm. 3 1 
Morgan. Jolen 144 
Morning. John 134 
Morning. William H. 134 
Morris. Alexander 57 
Morris. Jacob 47 
Morris. Philon 95 
Morrison. Joel 72 
Morrow. William 2 
Morton. James 105. 106 
Morton. Joseph 106 
Moseby. Joseph 153 
Mosland. Jolui 28 
Mosley. Joseph 112 
Mosley. Peter 123 
Motheral. Joseph 44. 130 
Movers. Jacob 15 
Muir. William 35 
Mulheim. Cornelius 2 
Mulheim. William 2 
Mulherin. James 

2, 20. 22. 49. 52. 81, 116 



166 



Mulherin. John 4. 41 
Mulherren, James 113 
Mulherrin 134. 148 
Murbee, Patrick 107 
Murdock, Nathan 26 
Murfree. Col. Hardy 137 
Murry. George 77, 78 
Murry, Samuel 48 
Murry, William 14 
Muskie, John 75 

N 

Nance. Bird 80. 107 
Nance, Polly 80 
Nash, Paty 25 
Nash, William 

13, 21. 22 13. 25. 29. 3L 54. 56. 67. 

69, 74, 78, 79, 81, 83, 90, 96, 97, 

98, 104, 108, 109, 128, 134, 140 
Nash, Win. 

24, 25, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36. 37, 38 
Neely 145 
Neely, James 128 
Nevan, James 101 
Nevill, Geo 61 
Neville, George 44 
Newby, Robert 38 
Newman. Joseph 124 
Newsham, Aaron 78 
Nichols, John 39, 63, 121 
Nichols, Joseph 131 
Nolen. William 89 
Norman. Forney Green 132 
Nowland. John 62 
Nuecom. Joseph 1 3 1 
Nutterfield. George 37 

O 

Oliphant. Samuel 117 
Olive. Robert 48. 128. 136 
Oliver, Elijah 29 
Oliver, Frederick 147 
Onassis. Maclin 112 
O'Neal. Tim 131 
Oneal. Timothy 147, 149, 150 
O'Neal, Timothy 90, 111 
Ornal, Mathias 102 



Oross, Maclin 115 

Orr, James 60 

Ouse, Jonathan 108 

Overall 80, 87, 113, 128, 134 

Overall, Nancy 99 

Overall, William 4, 92 

Overall, Wm. 22, 41 

Overton, Col. John 82 

Overton, John 

43, 56. 73, 77, 110, 112, 116, 137 



Page, William 40 

Page, William Berd 126 

Page, William Bird 124 

Painters 106 

Parker, Helary 124 

Parker, Hilery 106 

Parker, Isham W. 63 

Parker, Jeptha 102, 120 

Parker, Johnathan, Sgt. 45 

Parker, Juptha 45 

Parker, Solomon 34 

Parks, William 95 

Parson, Harrison 129 

Passnore, David 26 

Patterson, Jonathan 100, 126 

Patton, Isaac 89, 129 

Payne, George 48 

Payne, Matthew 118, 135, 147, 150 

Payne, Milly 147 

Pay ton, John 112 

Pearl. James 129 

Pease. Wm. A. 16 

Peatt, Edward 24 

Perkin, Lewis 129 

Perkins, Lewis 92 

Permot, John 95, 106 

Perry, Edwin 142 

Peters, John 24 

Philips 65 

Philips, Philip 69 

Phillip, Phillip 59, 85 

Phillips 77, 78, 83, 86, 90 

Phillips & Campbell 88, 90, 120 

Phillips, Philip 81. 115 

Phillips. Phillip 36, 39, 54, 146 



167 



Phillips. Zebulon 43 
Pirtle. George 56 
Pirtle. John 56 
Plough. Benjamin 101 
Polland. Mathew 33 
Pollock, B. Win. 9. 19. 20 
Pollock. Barclay William 23 
Pollock, R. W. 1 
Pollock, Wm. 57 
Pooles. John 101 
Pools. John 143 
Powel. Thomas 44. 138 
Powell, Cuthbert 90 
Powell. Leven 90 
Pratt. James 98 
Prck, Abner 62 
Price, Rice 34 
Price. William 5 

R 

Radford. Edward G. 132, 134 
Ramsey, Matthew 104 
Ray, Darnel 12. 25. 109 
Ray. William 39. 43, 64. 145 
Rayford. Morrice 46 
Rea. William 63 
Read 24. 99 
Read. John 

24. 34. 35. 40. 93. 96. 141 
Readon. Elizabeth 69 
Readon, Nancy 69 
Ready. Abraham 3 1 
Ready, Charles 133 
Ready. John 96 
Rearden. Elizabeth 2. 45 
Rearden. Nana 2. 45 
Reardon. Dudley 137 
Reardon, Elizabeth 45, 137 
Reardon. Nancy 45, 137 
Reaves, Daniel 102 
Reaves. Foster 23 
Reed 24. 33. 116 
Reed, John 38. 61. 62. 100 
Reily. Louis 16 
Renick, William 134 
Renicke, William 133 
Rhoad. Capt. Joseph 71 



Rhoads. Capt. Joseph 86, 88 
Rhoads. Joseph 74 
Rhode. Jos. 67 
Rhodes. Capt. Joseph 98 
Rhodes. Joseph 76 
Rice. Elisha 

10, 11. 12. 24. 52. 55. 71. 79. 123 
Rice. Joel 15 
Rice. John 

8. 10. 11. 12. 18. 24. 45. 5Z 55. 71. 

79. 123, 139 
Richards. Henry 18 
Ricks, Lewis 50 
Ridden, John 43 
Riddle 134 
Riddle. Cornelius 118 
Riddles 101 
Ridley, George 24. Ill 
Right. Isaac 26 
Rigley. Ezekiel 23 
Riston. Abraham 

10. 11. 55. 71. 79. 123 
Roach. Stephen 123, 143 
Roads. Joseph 129 
Robard. Lewis 12 
Robards. Lewis 49 
Robbards. Lewis 20 
Roberts. Benjamin 138 
Roberts. Hardy 59 
Roberts. James 144 
Roberts, Joshua 55. 129 
Roberts. Lewis 62 
Robertson. Elijah 25. 26. 39. 65 
Robertson. James 38, 57. 58. 75, 144 
Robertson. Jonathan 1 
Robertson. Sterling Clack 32 
Robertson. William 105 
Robinson. Edward 81 
Robinson. James 154 
Roger. Edward 112 
Rogers. Artur 1 14 
Rose. John M. 110 
Ross, John 70 
Ross. Joseph 29. 61 
Royal. Hardy 87 
Royal. Rachel 87 
Rucker. Gideon 96 



168 



Rucker, James 

79, 102, 119, 124, 125, 135, 149 
Rucker, Thomas 

79, 102, 119, 124, 149 
Ruddell, Cornelius 20 
Ruddle, Cornelius 

15, 18, 31, 37, 41, 48, 49 
Ruddle, Cornelius 2 
Ruddles, Cornelius 87, 128 
Ruks, Benjamin 58 
Russel, Robert Spottwell 133 
Russell, James 105, 114 
Russell, Robert 

4, 5, 42, 44, 66, 80, 108, 122, 152 
Russell, Robert S. 114 
Russell, Robert Spotswood 5, 92 
Russell, Thomas 102 
Rutherford, General Griffith 45, 46 
Rutherford, Griffith 17, 18, 73, 133 
Rutledge. Sarah 

44, 52, 123, 125, 138 
Rutledge, Thomas 123 
Rutledge, Thomas, Sr. 123 
Rutledge, William 123 
Rutlin, Blake 121, 122 



Sander, Applewhite 32 

Sander, Job 34 

Sanders, Daniel 128 

Sanders, Francis 106, 116, 126, 146 

Sanders, James 13, 14 

Sanders, William 127 

Salmons, Henry 120 

Saunders, Darnel 140 

Saunders, Francis 137 

Saunders, William 137, 141 

Savage, Elias 109 

Sawyers, George 102, 120 

Sawyers, Thomas 102, 120 

Scott, David 92 

Searcy, B. 21 

Searcy, Bennett 

30, 31, 32, 58, 63, 118, 121 
Searcy, Elizabeth 106 
Searcy, Robert 

45, 52, 58, 62, 123, 141 



Searcy, William 142 
Searcy, Elizabeth 106 
Seat, Hartwell 82 
Selden, George 32 
Sevier, Valentine 17 
Shaffer, David 38 
Shain, Morris 143 
Shane, Morris 53 
Shannon, Henry 96, 106, 116 
Shannon, John 49, 62 
Sharp, Thomas 152 
Sharpe, James 136 
Shean, Morris 144 
Shelby, Capt, Moses 7 
Shelby, Co. Isaac 32 
Shelby, Col. 4, 7, 35 
Shelby, Col. Isaac 

6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 38, 71 
Shelby, Evan 80, 130 
Shelby, Governer 62 
Shelby, Isaac 

8, 11, 79, 99, 119, 121, 124, 125, 132 
Shelby, Moses 

3, 6, 8, 15, 16, 22, 23, 65, 

80. 122, 130 
Shelby, Susanna 119 
Sheppard, Nancy 58, 59 
Shewell, Richard 64 
Shover, William 67 
Shute, Thomas 135 
Simmons, Isaack 21 
Simpson, Moses 10 
Skerrett, Isadore 9, 17, 27, 29 
Skerretts, Isadore 17 
Smith, Benjamin 64, 66, 141 
Smith, Cunningham 127 
Smith, Daniel 14, 15, 29, 38, 42 
Smith, Ezekiel 17 
Smith, James 32, 66 
Smith, Jeremiah 80, 87 
Smith, John 131 
Smith, Nathaniel 13 
Smith. Robert 

37. 47, 56, 122, 125, 126, 128, 136 
Smith, William 

102, 105. 107, 108, 134 
Smothers, William 150 
Snyder, Michael 136 



169 



Sowell, Lewis 70 
Standley, Wm. 61 
Steel. Andrew 76, 135 
Steele, Nancy Nessfield 50 
Stephens. Hughy 78 
Stepp, John 91 
Stevens, Joush 152 
Steward. William 3 
Stewart. William 65, 153 
Stinson, John 67 
Stockard, John 115, 133 
Stockerd. John 92 
Stoner, Michael 99 
Stoners, Michael 53, 90 
Stradley, James 52 
Stuart. Charles 103 
Stuart, James 29 
Smart, John 63 
Stuart, William 

3. 42. 116. 138, 144 
Stump. Frederick 38 
Sugg 76. 79. 97 
Sugg, Aquilla 

29. 31, 32. 33, 34, 35. 69. 78 
Sugg. George 3 1 
Sugg. George A 62 
Sugg, George A. 34, 61. 67 
Sugg, George Augustus 

24, 32, 33, 34, 40, 54 
Sugg, Noah 61, 92 
Suggs. Aquilla 21. 109. 129 
Suggs, George 21, 104, 141 
Suggs, George A. 67, 100, 109 
Suggs. George Augustus 129 
Suggs. Noah 45 
Summer, Gen. 51 
Summers. General 127 
Summons, Alanson 7 
Sumner, Jethro 68 
Sutherland, William 56 



Tait. John 118 

Tait, Richard 135 

Talbot, Matthew 22 

Talbott. Thomas 92, 96, 100 

Talbott. Thomas 93 



Tate 111 

Tate, Martha 148 

Tate, Robert 136, 142 

Tatum, Ho 39 

Tatum. Howel 40. 55, 61. 127. 140 

Tatum. Howell 95, 97, 103. 105. 106 

Tatum, James 1 1 

Tahim. Joseph 36 

Taylor. Robert J. 132 

Tennison. Joseph 133 

Terrel, William 82 

Terrell, William 83. 88, 89. 101 

Terrell, Wm. 19. 75 

Terrill. Timothy 154 

Thacker. Jeremiah 121 

Thacker. Larkin 121 

Thitgraves, John 109 

Thomas, Jacob 139 

Thomas, Philemon 16 

Thomas. Richard 16 

Thomas. William 118 

Thompson 61. 107. 129 

Thompson, James 28 

Thompson, Jason 

27, 82, 85, 89. 90. 91, 115. 145 
Thompson, John 

25, 69. 79. 85. 90. 107. 115 
Thompson. Kaziah 107 
Thompson. Laurence 1 1 
Thompson, Laurence 62 
Thompson. Robert 

26. 27. 28. 70. 143 
Thompson, Thomas 28, 29. 91 
Thust. Edward 26 

Tilly, John 68, 72. 74 
TiltomWm. 37 
Titus, Thomas 143 
Todd. James 

20. 48. 66. 77, 92. 99. 116. 139, 152 
Todd, Jas. 64 
Topp. John 67 
Towns, Oswald 90 
Towns. Ozwald 54 
Townsend, Ozwald 74. 78. 81 
Travers. Mary 131 
Tucker. John 15, 22, 23, 75. 110 
Tucker, Wm. 75 
Turnbull, William 57, 81 



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Tyrell, William 114, 127 



Vaughn. David 92 
Vaughn. Susannah 92 
Vick. Jessee 104 

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Waggoner. Christopher 

87. 91. 103. 109 
Waggoner. Cornelius 87 
Walker. George 49. 142 
Walker, Joseph 38 
Walker. Richard Shevel 63 
Wall. Joel 94 

Wallace. William 40. 55, 128 
Wallace, Wm. 61 
Walls. Joel 95, 107 
Walten. William 2 
Ward. John 7 
Warnock. James 97 
Warring. Henry 142 
Watkins. Benj. 1 
Watson. James 

8Z 83. 86, 87. 117, 124, 126, 128, 132 
Watson. John 92 
Watson, Josiah 85, 86, 88. 90 
Waugh. Richard 103 
Wayling, George 37. 48, 128 
Weakley. Col. 133 
Weakley. Col. Robert 134 
Weakley. R. 52 
Weakley. Robert 

16. 17, 18. 19, 25. 27. 29, 30, 40, 
42, 45, 46, 47, 50, 54, 56, 63, 68, 
72. 80, 88, 91, 96. 108. 119, 122. 
129, 130, 136. 137 

Weakley. Samuel 

17. 31, 72, 80, 122 
Weaver, Moses 19 
Weaver, William 45. 46, 73 
Welch 126 

Welch, Capt. 9 
Welch, John 29, 39, 61, 63 
Welch, John, Capt. 46 
Welch, Joseph 119 



Welch, Thomas 119 

Well, Lewis 117, 118 

Wells, Lewis 83. 112 

Wendle. David 106 

Wendle. Juliet Ann 106 

Wendle, Matilda May 106 

Wendle, William 106 

Wetherspoon. John 61 

Wharton. Jessee 110 

White, Henry 119 

White, James 52, 100, 111 

White. Joseph 100, 111 

White. Robert 100, 139 

White, William 100. 139 

Whitesides. James 109 

Whitfield. Bryant 78. 79. 90 

Whitsett. James 149 

Wiggins, Henry 77, 95, 97, 106 

Wikoff. Willaim 45 

Wikoff, William 48 

William, Sampson 40, 45 

William. Willouby 110 

Williams. Benjamin 103, 104 

Williams. James 79 

Williams. John 25 

Williams, Oliver 33 

Williams, Robert 25 

Williams, Roderick 25 

Williams, Sampson 44, 47 

Williams. Willouby 65, 78. 83, 85 

Williams. Willougy 86 

Williamson, John 37, 51, 111, 122 

Williamson. Thomas 

17. 32. 37, 38, 51 
Williford. Jos. 6 
Williford. Joseph 9 
Wills, Elijah 124 
Wills. James 64. 66, 116, 148 
Wills. Lewis 98 
Wilson, David 38 
Wilson, John 153 
Wilson, Samuel 

1, 24, 119, 133, 151 
Wilson. Thomas 149 
Winburn. Henry 23 
Winday. Absolum 83 
Winstill, Thomas 27 
Winston, Anthony 1 22 



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Wise. John 46 
Wishart. Jonathan 96 
Wolf, Abraham 25 
Wollard, Jessee 67 
Wood, Capt. Mather 16 
Wood. Capt. Matthew 7 
Work, Andrew 119 
Wormack, Robert 74 
Wright, A. Ill 
Wright, Isaac 100, 138, 139 
Wright. James 120 



Yancy. John 50 
Yarkins. Benejah 17 



Zailett, James 29 
Zralott, Timothy 9 
Zralott, Zachariah 9 



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