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Timeline Project: Tennessee 1600-1840 

The information on this page was last updated on Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:52 PM

 

The purpose of this section is to list some of the events that occurred during the older generations of Langford/Lankford families in the Tennessee region.   Poldi Tonin is also recording this information on her Langford blog site, http://www.frontporchrockernews.blogspot.com/

Rose Cranston, Jeff Davis, Karen Hill, Marlene Shake, Mary Ann Tyre and Poldi Tonin most especially for brainstorming this great idea and for furnishing so many documented footsteps.

 

Year Month/Date County/Parish Type Description
         
         

1775

The American Revolutionary War Begins

         
1777 Washington County, Tennessee is formed from the Washington District of North Carolina.
         

1783

The American Revolutionary War Ends

         
1783 Davidson County, Tennessee is formed from Cumberland District of North Carolina, Washington County
         
1786 Sumner County, Tennessee is formed from Davidson County.
         
1799 Smith County, Tennessee is formed from the Summer County & Indian Lands.
         
1801 Jackson County Tennessee is formed from Smith County & Indian Lands.
         
1806 White County, Tennessee is formed from Jackson & Smith Counties.
         
1806 Overton County, Tennessee is formed from Jackson County & Indian Lands.

1806

October 14

White

Court

 " Also ordered by Court that Matthew Lankford overseer of that part of the road leading from Mount Grainger to Carthage which lies between Daniel Alexander, James s. Waldroff, Elijah Rhea-Bates, Gibson_ Ramsey be subject to work on said part of road under said overseer."

 Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Record book one, October 14 1806, Page #4, 3 paragraph.

Rose Research Note: the White County Court house still stands today, beautiful building ,in the middle of Sparta TN.  Also  White county just built a new Library and there are many TN. History books there....Some of genealogical value to a family Historian.

1807 Franklin County, Tennessee is formed from Rutherford County and Indian Lands.

1810

August 21

 

Land

know ye, that by virtue of  part of certificate No. 254, dated the 21th day of august 1810 issued  by the Register of west Tennessee to John Owen and entered on the 23rd day of Jan 1813 by no.9963, There is granted by said  State of Tennessee to Stephen Langford, assignee of the said John Owen, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 6 1/2  acres by surrey bearing date the 20th day of august 1814 lying in Jackson co., in the First district on the (unreadable) fork of Chill (?) creek, bountied by as follows:....west corner of said Langford's upper entry on said Fork."

Generously contributed by: Rose Cranston

Source:  Tennessee Land grant No. 12415, Tennessee Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.

1825

September 30

Montgomery

Will

Will of Gully Moore 30 Sep 1825

 

I Gully Moore of the County of Montgomery & State of Tennessee

taking into consideration the uncertainty of human existance and

being of perfect health mind & memory make and ordain publish and

declare this to be my last will and testament.

 In the first place I will and desire my executors hereafter named to

pay all my just debts.

 Secondly - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Frances the

Negros named as follows - My Negro woman Jenny and her three

children named Sampson, Eliza and Patsy together with their future

increase to her and her heirs forever.  I also give and bequeath to her

(my beloved Wife Frances) two other Negros Job and Andrew, Boys

under eight years old to have and to hold to her and her heirs forever. 

I wish it distinctly understood that my Wife Frances is to have at her

death the entire control of the disposition of the above named six

Negros to wit Jenny, Sampson, Eliza, Patsy, Job and Andrew.  I

further give her fifty dollars in cash to be paid her by my executors.  I

also give her all my stock of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, &tc together

with all my household and kitchen furniture & farming utensils with

everything else in any wise appertaining to the farm (except for the

Negros hereafter decreed), the farm where we now live - during her

natural life, also my Negro man Randal Ben and Negro woman

named Lettuse during her natural life and at her death Randal and

Lettuse, also the farm whereon I now live (and bequeathed to my wife

during her life) I give and bequeath to my son William.

 Thirdly - I give and bequeath to my son James Moore one dollar in

cash and no more.

 4thly - I give and bequeath to the heirs of my late son John Moore

one Negro man named Catir  together with the sum of one dollar and

no more

.5thly I give and bequeath to the heirs of my daughter Nancy formerly

the wife of Hugh Dobbins late the wife of Kendall Vanhook one dollar

in cash and no more.

 6thly I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca the wife of

Simeon Betha one dollar and no more.

 7thly I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally wife of James C.

Brown one dollar and no more.

 8th I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsy wife of Thomas

Langford one dollar and no more.

 9th I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly wife of Dardan Brown

one dollar and no more.

 10th I give and bequeath to my grandson James Langford the Negro

boy David now about twelve years old and one Negro girl Polly now

about nine years old.

11th I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Martha H. Wilson  one

Negro boy named Daniel about six years old and one Negro girl

Chasity about seven years old

12th I give and bequeath to my son William Moore my Negros Sam,

Jacob, Sylvia, Amy, Harriet, Nancy, Cudge, Mary Ann, Little Sam and

John.  Together with all their increase.  I do also further give and

bequeath to my son William Moore all my Notes, Books and Book

accounts and also all moneys I may have by me at my decease.  I

further give and bequeath to my son William every species of

property of which I may die possessed not otherwise disposed of in

this will.

 13th I wish at the death of my beloved wife Frances that my

executors immancipate my faithful slave Ben and they are authorized

to furnish the means out of my estate to effect that desired object. -

Lastly I appoint my son William Moore, my friend John H. Marable

and my beloved wife Frances executors of this my last will and

testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal

this 30th day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty

five.

                                                            /s/ Gully Moore

 

Witnesses

B.  M. Williamson

Thomas Orgain

W.H. Marshall

Wm. B. Wall

 Generously contributed by: Poldi Tonin