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From: Montgomery County Deed book T, page 550

1   SARAH M. SILES

For the love and affection I entertain for Robert Ivey Jarman and William James Jarman, the sons of Robert S. Jarman, I do hereby give, transfer, and convey unto them my property in Montgomery County, District 15, cattle. hogs, one bay horse colt, and household furniture.
I do give to Robert Ivey Jarman, the son of Robert S. Jarman, the following property: one yoke of oxen, one cow and calf and their increase, and one feather bed of furniture.
I do give to William James Jarman, the son of Robert S. Jarman, the following property: 15 head of hogs and increase, and one bay horse colt, one table, and one trunk.
To have and to hold the same to the said Robert Ivey Jarman and William James Jarman and their heirs forever. I covenant and agree for myself and heirs to warrent and defend the title to said property to said Robert Ivey Jarman and William James Jarman and their heirs against the lawful claims of all persons whatever, this the fifth day of September 1844, witness my hand and seal. Sarah M. Siles
Witnesses: Josiah Jarman and John S. Davidson



2   STATE OF TENNESSEE & COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY

1894

Know all men by these presents, that I Thomas H. Batson, for and in consideration of the love I bear to and for the cause of Christ and from an earnest desire to promote his heritage on earth, do give and grant and by these presents convey unto James K. Ramey, Thos. H. Batson, Albert L. Green, J. Wesley Green, and others, as a Board of Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and to their successors in office, the following described parcel or lot of land being and lying in the village of Louise in the 16th District, county of Montgomery, and state of Tennessee: beginning at a hickory tree on the East side of a branch, thence running South 30 degrees West 18 poles to a stake; thence North 75 degrees West, 9 poles to a stake; thence North 30 degrees West 18 poles to a stake, thence South 75 degrees East 9 poles to the beginning corner, and containing one acre more or less. In trust, that said lot shall be used as a place on which to erect a church house, and shall be used, kept, and maintained and disposed of as a place of Devine Worship for the use and benefit of the Ministry and membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Subject to the discipline, usage, and ministerial appointments of said church, as from time to time authorized and declared by General Conference of said church, and the annual conference within whose bounds said premises are situated. And the said trustees are to have and to hold the property aforesaid for the use aforesaid free from the claim or claims of myself, my heirs, my executors, or Administrators and from the claims of all others whatever, with the exception that the L&N Railroad to hold a railroad and mineral right to the lands of which the aforesaid lot formed a part. And with this exception, I bind myself, my heirs, my assigns, my executors, or Administrators to warrant and defend the title there of against the lawful claims of others.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this April 16,1894.
T.H. Batson
W.T.S. Cook, Witness
M.M. Cockerell, Witness
Registered April 17,1894 by C.D. Bailey, Clarksville
J.M. Rogers, R.M.C.



From: Deed Book A

3   EARLY DEEDS

Tennessee County, North Carolina--Recorded in Deed Book A, Page 65, Montgomery County, Tennessee--Indenture made this 1st day of September 1791 between Captain Samuel Budd of the state of Maryland and James Winchester and George Winchester. whereas, by letters Patent #11, bearing date the 18th of February 1786, was granted to Samuel Budd for his services as a Captain in the Continental line, a tract of land containing 3840 acres, lying on both sides of Lick or Budd’s Creek of the south side of Cumberland River. This indenture, for and in consideration of the sum of 500 Spanish milled dollars to him in hand paid by the Winchesters, all of the before described tract of land, and containing 1835 acres of the original tract, to them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. In witness he has set his hand and affixed his seal the day and dates first above written.
Samuel Budd

Deed book A, Page 67--Indenture made the 1st day of September 1791 between Captain Samuel Budd of the state of Maryland and Richard Graves of Kent County, Maryland for and in consideration of the sum of 1000 Spanish milled dollars to him in hand paid, for a tract of land containing 2000 acres. In witness he has set his hand and affixed his seal the day and date first above written.
Acknowledged September 3,1791 before John McNary, Judge of the District.



From: The Corn Sheller

4   GRACE CHAPEL

The land on which the community of Grace Chapel was built was deeded by T.G. Davie to J.A. Bagby, F.A. Anderson, Mrs. James Darnell and H.L. Cornell on Oct. 24, 1893.
Grace Chapel was on the Kentucky state line on what is now Ft. Campbell. It was east of Piney Fork Creek, north of West Creek on the Bridgewater Mill Road.



From: Memorabilia of Montgomery County

5   CLARKSVILLE

Clarksville was sold on Nole Sharer's mortgage claim for $14.00 in 1810.



6   GEORGE FREEMAN DAVIS

To: Harry Davis For a valuable consideration, cash in hand paid, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, we, George Freeman Davis, Hezekiah Davis and Clinton Davis have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey unto Harry Davis, his heirs and assigns forever, all our right, title, claim and interest in and to the following described real estate, together with all improvements thereon, situated in the 18th District of Montgomery County, Tennessee, to-wit:

FIRST TRACT: Beginning at a stake on the East bank of middle prong of Budd's Creek, in Baggett's line; and runs with said line North 86 degrees West 54-1/4 poles to McCarty's Southeast corner; thence with his line North 9 degrees East 15-2/5 poles to white oak; North 4 degrees East 37.8 poles to a stake and pointers; thence North 37 degrees West 102-1/2 poles to a stake in Will Davis' line; thence with said line, North 44 degrees East 59 poles to a stake, formerly a white walnut on Budd's Creek; thence up said creek 59-3/5 poles to a cedar on East bank of Creek, corner between Dave Davis and Bailey Davis; thence South 9-1/2 degrees West, up middle prong of Budd's Creek, 46-1/2 poles to a dogwood; thence North 85-3/4 degrees East 4 poles to a dogwood; thence up said creek, or nearly with its meanders, South 30 degrees East 24 poles; South 4 degrees East 26 poles; South 23-1/2 degrees West 6 poles; South 1-1/2 degrees West 44 poles to the beginning, containing 58 acres, more or less. Being the same property in which Dave Davis, et al conveyed all their interest to Will Davis, grantors and grantee all being heirs of Hezekiah Davis, Jr., by deed dated October 24, 1919, recorded in the Register's Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee, in Deed Book 60, page 435.

SECOND TRACT: Sounded on the North by Burrell, Joe and Charles Davis; on the East and South by Tempe Davis, and on the West by McCarty, containing 4 acres, more or less.
Being the same property conveyed by Mrs. Mollie Davis, and husband, O.L. Davis to William Davis and Bailey Davis by deed recorded in Deed Book 44, Page 444, and the interest of Bailey Davis conveyed to William Davis by deed recorded in Deed Book or Official Record Volume 24, page 337, Register's Office of Montgomery County, Tennessee.
The said William Davis, also known as Will Davis, died in testate in Montgomery County, Tennessee on February 16, 1953, survived by his widow and four children- Harry, George Freeman, Hezekiah and Clinton Davis, as his sole and only heirs at law, and Mrs. William Davis, widow of the said William Davis has since died.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all of our right, title claim and interest in said property, together with all improvements thereon, unto HARRY DAVIS, his heirs and assigns forever.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF we hereunto signed, this 14th day of July, 1966.



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Deeds, Volume 2; 1797-1804

7   SAMUEL THORNTON TO DAVID PEEPLES

Deed from Samuel Thornton to David Peeples
Indenture made this 15th day of November 1802, between Samuel Thornton of Montgomery County, and David Peeples of the same county for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred and ten dollars to him in hand paid, for a tract of land containing three hundred and five acres, lying on Yellow Creek.
Attest:
Frederick Hyer
Signed: Samuel Thornton
Y. Thornton



From: Montgomery County Deeds, Book 28, page 12

8   WORKMAN DEED

Land for Missionary Baptist Church at Southside, Tennessee
R.W. Workman To Deed: Baptist Church Southside, Tennessee For the love and affection that I have for the cause of Christianity and the advancement of the cause of Christ. I do hereby give and transfer to the Reverend C. A. Barnes and F. T. Fox Trustees for The First Missionary Baptist Church of Southside, Tennessee A lot of ground at Southside on which to build a Church for the benefit of the said Missionary Baptist Church (To be used for Church purposes and none other.) And bounded as follows:
Beginning in a post oak South West corner of School Property, sums South 88 degrees East 16 poles to a stone then South 2 degrees West 8 poles and 15 links to another stone, then North 88 degrees West 17 Poles & 9 links to Grants line, thence North West 8 Poles 12 links to the beginning. To have and to hold this same to said Barnes and Fox and their successors in office for the purposes above mentioned forever. I covenant with the said Barnes and Fox Trustees, that I am lawfully signed of said land and have a good right to convey it and that it is unincumbered.
November 11,1893 (Signed) R. W. Workman
Witness W. J. Lyle
State of Tennessee: Montgomery County. Personally Appearing before me: C. B. Ewing Deputy Clerk, clerk of the County Court of said County. R.W. Workman, the within named bargainers with whom I am personality acquainted and who acknowledged that he executed the within instrument for the purposes therein contained.
Witness my hand at office this 24th Day of March 1894
(Signed) C. B. Ewing Deputy Clerk
Received at 12:16 o'clock March 24,1894
Registered March 26,1894
(Signed) J. M. Rodgers



From: Montgomery County Deeds, Book M, page 181

9   JOHN CHESTER

Samuel Jordan of Montgomery County, November 3,1830 to John Chester. $450 paid 173 acres, a tract of land in Montgomery County on the waters of Brushy Fork of the Piney Fork of the west forks Red River including 60 acres said Jones bought of William Clements; also 13 acres adjoining granted August 24,1818 to Richard Jones assignee of Bennet Searcy and John C. McLemon also 100 acres granted by State of Tennessee to John Jones assignee of Hardy Grizzard August 22,1818 grant #12381. Sum of 173 acres
Wit: Moses Oldham
Joseph W. Whitefield.

From: Montgomery County Deeds, Book 3, page 48 29 December 1853. William Griffey to John Chester $212.80 paid 38 acres District 4 bounded by Levi Chester, R.W. Daniel, H.T. Jordan.




From: Deed Book 20; Page 623

10   WORKMAN - WYATT DEED

In this instrument for the purpose therein contained my hand at office this 19th day of November 1884 (signed) R.D. Moseley, Clerk; Deed Book 20 Page 623 October 31,1874

Deed for the cemetery at Southside, Tennessee Controlled by the Trustees of the Southside United Methodist Church

Received 1 45/60 o'clock PM November 19,1884
Registered November 20,1884.
James Wyatt and R. W Workman To Deed: Trustees for M.E. Church South: J. M. Dickson, James Wyatt, J.L.Phipps, W.C. Harris, A.J. Phillips, R.W.Workman, J.T. Batson, J. Smith, R.L. Batson

Mr. James Wyatt and R.W. Workman for and in consideration of the love we have for the dead have this day given and do hereby transfer and convey to John McCauley Dickson, James Wyatt, J.L. Phipps, W.C. Harris, Josha Smith, R.W. Workman, John T. Batson, Joshua Smith, and R.L. Batson Trustees for the M.E. Church South at Southside, Tennessee and their successors, The following piece or parcel of land to be used as a burying ground or graveyard. Lying and being in the State of Tennessee, county of Montgomery, civil district 16. Bounded as follows. Beginning is Black Oak with 4 1/2 poles South 5 degrees that of James Wyatt and R.W. Workman's cornering John McCauley Dickson west boundary line.
Thence 18 poles to a lime stone rock and North 9 poles to a lime stone rock. Thence east 18 poles to a lime stone rock and pointers. Thence south 5 degrees west 9 poles to the beginning corner by estimation one acre be the same more or less to have and to hold. The same unto said Trustees their successors forever for the purpose afore said.
We covenant with and find ourselves our heirs and our representatives to warrant and forever defend the title of said land to said Trustees and their successors aforesaid against the lawful classes of all persons whomsoever witness our hands this September 18,1883.
___ (signed) R.W. Workman
___ (signed) James Wyatt
As to R.W. Workman
State of Tennessee Montgomery County
Personally appeared before me R.D. Moseley, Clerk of this County Court of said County, James Wyatt & R.W. Workman the afore named bargainers with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledges that they for the purpose wherein contained, witness my hand at office this 15th day of April 1884. R.D. Moseley, Clerk



From: Montgomery County Register of Deeds

11   DEED OF GEORGE BAGGETT

Richard Baggett and wife
To: George Baggett
We have this day bargained and sold, and do hereby transfer and convey to George Baggett the following tract or parcel of land, lying and being in 20th Civil District of Montgomery County, Tennessee. The consideration of this conveyance is $160.00, One Hundred & Sixty Dollars, to be paid as follows: Cash in hand, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged Four dollars, $4.00, one note dated May 2nd, 1921 and due in 12 Twelve months with 6% interest for $156.00.
Said land is described and bounded as follows: Begins at ash about one pole to North of road and runs North 3 degrees East passing a hickory stump at 2 1/4 poles, Dan Black's southwest corner, continuing same course with his line in all 34 1/2 poles Black's corner, thence with his line again North 87 1/2 West 40 poles to a stone on West bank of hollow thence South 3 degrees West 29 1/2 poles to a Stone on North edge of road thence South 81 East 40 1/4 poles to the beginning containing 8 acres & being a part of the tract of land conveyed to R. Baggett by J.M. Harris, Deed of Record in Deed Book No. 18 on page 687, page 4484 & 485 R.O.M.C. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same unto the said George Baggett heirs and assigns forever, with covenants of general warranty. We covenant that we are lawfully seized and possessed of said land, have a right to convey, and the same is unencumbered. A lien is expressly retained to secure the deferred payments. W.D. Harper, Witness and Notary signed, Richard and Mary Baggett (their marks) This 2nd day of May, 1921.



From: Deed Record from Montgomery County, Tennessee

12   DARNAL CAMPBELL TO WILLIAM MCCAWLEY

Tennessee Deed 31 1/2 Acres
Lying on Dry Fork of Half Pone Creek
This Indenture made this 10th day of May one thousand eight hundred and Twenty Between Darnal Campbell of the County of Montgomery and state of Tennessee of the one part and William McCawley of the County and state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth the said Darnal Campbell for a valuable consideration of the sum of ninety five dollars to him in hand paid before the subscribing and delivering these presents the receipt whereof he doth by these presents ad knowledge hath bargained sold aliened enforced and confirmed and doth by these presents bargain grant grant align enforceth and confirm unto William McCawley his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the county and state aforesaid and on the waters of dry fork of half pone beginning at a Spanish oak and dogwood on the south west side of the spring branch thence west to a dogwood and white oak thence north to Thomas Hunters south west corner thence east to the head of the spring branch to two poplars thence down the ? the spring being the line to the Beginning the whole to contain thirty one acres and a half be the same more of less to have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land with all advantages in any wise appertaining thereon and the said Campbell doth covenant and agree with the said William McCawley to warrant and defend the aforesaid bargained premises unto the aforesaid William McCawley against all claims of al and every person or person whatsoever claiming witness whereof I set my hand and seal Darnal Campbell
E. H. Davis
William MacAdam }
Samuel K. Clifton }
Willis Harris }
Thomas Williams }
State of Tennessee Montgomery County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions January Term 1823
The within deed of Conveyance from Darnal Campbell to William McCawley was produced in open Court and the Execution thereof duly proven by the Oaths of Willis Harris and Thomas Williams two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be certified for registration.
Registered December 10th 1823
Testament of Andrew Vance, Clerk of Montgomery County Court



From: Sumner County, Tennessee Register of Deeds, Vol. A; page 140

13   WILLIAM CAMPBEL

This Indenture made this Seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred and ninety Seven between William Campbell of the County of Montgomery and Commonwealth of Tennessee of the one part and John Hinds of the County of Bourbon and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the other part.



From: Early Land Records of Tennessee

14   EARLY LAND RECORDS

Howell Adams to George Nevill 323 acres on Barton's Creek, December 1,1801

John Abuck to Wright Bonds 640 acres on the north side of the Cumberland River, February 22,1785

John Addleman to unnamed 274 acres east fork Yellow Creek, October 12,1792

Sarah Allen to Jonathan Learvin 640 acres on Piney Fork of Little West Fork of Red River, March 11,1797

John Anderson to James Ford 640 acres on Sulphur Fork, November 13,1796

Zadok Badwell to Joseph Dixon 1000 acres on east fork of Barton's Creek, September 30,1785

Samuel Barton to Peter Farmer 1000 acres on Little West Fork, July 19,1797

William Belts to Howell Hicks 274 acres on Saline Creek, (no date)

John Gray Blount to Jethro Ballards 640 acres on the south side of Spring Creek, September 30,1785

John Gray Blount to Joel Bladsby 1000 acres on a branch of Spring Creek, September 30,1785

John Gray Blount to John Bromer 1000 acres on the north side of Red River, September 30,1785

John Gray Blount to Tobias Steadman 640 acres on the south side of Red River, September 30,1785

John Gray Blount to Allen McDaniel 640 acres on the south side of Spring Creek, September 30,1785

John Browner to Robert Nelson 60 acres on the north side of Cumberland River, November 17,1797

Thomas & William Murray to John Waters 1000 acres on Pleasant Creek, October 13,1800

Henry Darnell to unnamed 503 acres on Spring Creek, February 20,1801

Henry Darnell to James Anthony Crutcher 1325 ac., January 18,1786

Henry Darnell to unnamed 163 acres on south side of Cumberland River, February 9,1801

John Diller to John Dickson 640 acres on the east branch of the upper fork of Barton's Creek, December 10,1788

Stockley Donelson to unnamed 640 acres on the first branch on the north side of Cumberland River, February 13,1797

Spear Fort to James Jones 640 acres on a fork of Brush Creek, June 4,1796

George Ginnis to James Russell 640 acres on a small fork of Yellow Creek, August 14,1797

Clement Godfrey to Edward Harris 274 acres on a fork of McAdoo Creek, February 19, 1801

John Good to Hayden Wells 228 acres on the east side of William Shaw's land, September 21,1797

Edward Harris to Clement Godfrey 274 acres on a fork of McAdoo Creek, February 19,1801

Edward Harris to unnamed 274 acres on a fork of McAdoo Creek, February 19,1801

Joseph Hart to William T. Tyrell 640 acres on the north side of Cumberland River, (no date)

Simon Henderson to Robert Slothhart 640 acres at the head of a branch, 1797

Hansel Hicks to William Betts 274 acres on Saline Creek (no date)

Jacob Hicks to Robert Nelson 228 acres on Little West Fork of Red River, November 4,1785

Henry Hill to John Kirkendall 640 acres on Little West Fork, May 5,1797

Henry Hill to Marmaduke Laremore 640 acres on West Little Fork, May 5,1797

Henry Hill to Thomas Parker 640 acres on Little West Fork, May 5,1797

James Johnston to William Tyrell 1000 acres on the flat lick of Little West Fork, June 4,1796

John Kirkendall to Henry Hill 640 acres on Little West Fork, May 5,1797

Marmaduke Laremore to Henry Hill 640 acres on Little West Creek, May 5,1797

William Lewis & William Tyrell to Josiah Parr 274 acres on Spring Creek, May 27,1796

Caleb Lindsay to unnamed 75 acres on Spring Creek, (no date)

John Madearis to James Mullis 640 acres on Fletcher's Fork of Red River, May 20,1797

John Madearis to unnamed 640 acres on West Fork of Red River, May 20,1797

Thomas Molloy to Alexander Cameron 491 acres on the south side of Cumberland River, December 30,1790

James Mullis to John Madearis 640 acres on Fletcher's Fork of Red River, May 20,1797

Robert Nelson to John Browner 60 acres on the north side of Cumberland River, July 20, 1797

Robert Nelson to unnamed 228 acres on the west side of West Fork of Red River, November 4,1785

George Nevill to Howell Adams 323 acres on the middle fork of Barton's Creek, December 1,1801

Thomas Parker to Henry Hill 640 acres on Little West Fork, May 5,1797

Josiah Parr to William Lewis & William Tyrell 274 acres on Spring Creek, May 27,1796

William Lewis & William Tyrell to Joseph Hart 640 acres on the north side of Cumberland River, (no date)

Hayden Wells to John Good 228 acres on the east side of William Shaw's land, September 21,1797

Hayden Wells to Elijah White 640 acres on the south side of Cumberland River, June 14,1797

Hayden Wells & John Owens to Jonathan Lynn 640 acres on the south side of Cumberland River, August 28,1797

Elijah White to Hayden Wells 640 acres on the south side of Cumberland River, June14,1797

Robert Young to unnamed 25 acres on Spring Creek, (no date)

Z to unnamed 274 acres on the north side of Cumberland River, December 14,1796



From: Semi-Weekly Democrat

15   CLARKSVILLE

July 19,1888--Mrs. S.H. McReynolds sold her dwelling house on Franklin Street east of the Barksdale place, through James T. Wood, real estate and insurance agent, for $3,000 to Mr. Jonathan Adams.



From: Genealogical Journal of Montgomery County

16   LAND FOR SALE

July 11,1843--I wish to sell my farm on which I now live, containing 1,762 acres in Montgomery County about six miles North of Port Royal in the immediate neighborhood of Thomas Williamson's Mill.
Charles M. Warfield



From: Tennessee Watchman

17   SHERIFF’S SALE

February 22,1822---Exposed to public sale to the highest bidder for cash at the courthouse in Clarksville on Saturday the 13th of April next, all the right, claim and interest that John L. Hargrove has in and to 160 1/2 acres of land, lying on the south side of the Cumberland River, whereon the said Hargrove now lives, taken at the instance of Sylvania Waller, adm., B & H Neblett, William Matthews--taken to satisfy their debts and cost.
Sale about 12:00 and attendance by me.
B. King, Sheriff



From: Clarksville Gazette

18   YELLOW CREEK

January 8,1820---Notice that on Monday the 24th and the succeeding days if necessary, there will be sold at the dwelling of the late Capt. W.B. West on Yellow Creek, the following property:
11 horses
30 cattle
100 sheep
100 hogs
1 yoke of oxen and cart
2 stills with the necessary apparatus
a quantity of corn, oats, wheat, rye, and fodder
a large quantity of cotton baled and in seed
farming utensils of all kinds
kitchen and household furniture
a number of other articles too tedious to mention.



From: Genealogical Journal of Montgomery County

19   PUBLIC SALE FOR DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX, 1818

This list is found in the July 22,1818 edition of The Weekly Chronicle published in Clarksville by Burrell H. Peeples. It was contributed by Captain C.G. Hogan, Omaha, Nebraska. The paper lists property from other counties in the state. Only the Montgomery County portion is used here.

“Notice is hereby given, that in Direct Tax of the United States for 1816 on the following described property, situated in this state, having remained unpaid one year from the time of the notification fo the collector in whose district the said property lies, that the tax had become due and payable; the same or so much thereof as may be necessary to satisfy the said tax due thereon; with an addition of twenty per cent will be sold at Public Sale, at the Franklin Hotel, in the town of Franklin, in the county of Williamson, on the 24th day of August, 1818--Sale to commence at 10:00 A.M. and continue from day to day, until all are sold.

Names of Persons--Description of Property--Amount due Dollars & cents


Paul C. Abney--45 (torn) in Pond Woods--.26
Daniel Anderson--440 Acres on Blooming Grove--2.68
Reuben Bullard--one male slave--1.33
John Bosely--214 do in little grove 1.51
Amos Bird--106 do adj. Clarksville & one lot in Clarksville 8.12
Peter S. Bailey--400 do near Half Pone creek.
Adam Boyd’s heirs--1500 do near Clarksville 10.03
Zachariah Burch--640 do waters Red River 4.29
Harrison Boyd’s heirs--one lot in Clarksville .33
Robert Butler--640 acres
William Church--228 do on Spring Creek 1.53
Larkin Dawson--199 acres on Blooming Grove 1.84
John Diohinger--100 do M’Adoe creek .67
John Dickinson--640 do Half Pone creek 3.86
Nathaniel Dickinson--944 do south side Cumberland river 12.76
William Douglass--515 do Bud’s creek 1.68
William & Jo. Dunbar--250 do 1.68
Emanuel Davidson--200 do Fletcher’s Fork 1.34
G.M. Dradrick--8 perches, in Clarksville .50




From: Genealogical Journal of Montgomery County

20   PETITION

October 30,1809
The Honorable
The Senate and House of Representatives now in Session at Knoxville

Your petitioners in the County of Montgomery humbly showeth that whereas there are a Great number of the Citizens of the State of Tennessee and Others beside your petitioners who now has their claims filed in the Commissioners law puts it out of their power to obtain proper voucher until it is too late.

Your Petitioners also thinks it a grievance that the law requires the Testimony of the Original Grantee, Surveyor, and Chain Carriers who in many instances are living in the extreme part of the Country (We might say of the United States in some cases) where claims can be established without them. Therefore you petitioners prays that in your wisdom you will for the relief of honest citizens in such situations that you will take it into consideration before the Close of the Session and Grant longer time. Otherwise there are numbers of honest Citizens having just Claims will be materially injured and your petitioners are ever bound to pray--
Samuel Allen
James Baxter
Bonwell Bayliss
John Bayliss
John Blair
Andrew Casswell
Samuel Casswell
W.C. Chrilliss
Abraham Cocke
Jonathan Cocke
Stephen Cocke
Thomas Dodd
Barney Duff
David Encow
James Fletcher
John French
Abner Harris
Hugh Harris
Allen Hawkins
John Hughes
George Humphreys
James Jeffries
Nathaniel Jeffries
David Lamb
John Liles
Briant Linch
David Linch
John Linch
John Lynbee
Samuel Lynes
William Lyons
John Malone
Lewis Malone
James McCarrell
John McCarrell
James McGehee
Thomas McGehee
Peter Methea
Sterling Mirick
Willie Naznorthiss
Edward Neblett
Sterling Neblett
David Patterson
John H. Poston
Ozwell Potts
William Potts
Robert Prince
W.G.B. Prince
Samuel Roberts
Willie Rose
Francis Smith
Henry Smith
Howel Smith
John Smith
Matthew Smith
Thomas Smith
Charles Stewart
Duncan Stewart
James Stewart
Jonathan Stewart
Alexander Trousdale
John Trousdale
Shaderack Trame
Isham Trotter
John Taggert
Robert Taggert
James Tubb
William Tubb
Joshua P. Vaughan
John Watkins
George West
Benjamin Whitehead
Joseph Whitehead
William Whitehead
Thomas Whitledge
Elizha Willis



From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

21   CUMBERLAND RIVER

February 16,1912---The War Department of the Federal Government has closed deals for land in Districts 17 and 19 for sites for Locks B and C on the Cumberland River, the documents having just been put to record in the Montgomery County Registrar's Office.
For Lock B, seven acres were purchased in District 17 from C.B. Lyle, and eleven acres in District 19 from W.S. Minor for Lock C. The sum of $700 was paid for the former tract and $900 for the latter. In addition to the locks, work shops and buildings for the workmen will be erected on these sites.



From: Acts of Tennessee, 1827

22

Polly D. Allen is the wife of Levi P. Allen, a lunatic. She may, with Mathew Rybourn, the guardian of Levi P. Allen, make deeds to John Walker of Montgomery County, Tennessee for certain lands in said county.



From: Halifax County Deed Books Deed Book 22, p. 275

23

November 11,1811---Ann Whitmel of Montgomery County, Tennessee sells to David Clark of Halifax County, North Carolina, one Negro man, Jacob.



From: Halifax County Deed Books Deed Book 22, p. 225

24

June 21, 1811---James Carney of Montgomery County, Tennessee sells 54 acres in Halifax County, North Carolina to Theophilus Higgs.



From: Caswell County Deed Books Deed Book R, p. 425

25

October 1,1814---Ezekiel Jones of Montgomery County sells to Quentin Anderson of Caswell County, North Carolina, his rights to land willed by his father, John Jones, deceased, except the life estate of Susannah Jones, widow of John Jones.



From: Deed Book R, p. 444-445

26

October 22,1816---Ezekiel Jones of Montgomery County, Tennessee hereby gives Power of Attorney to Nathan Williams of Caswell County, North Carolina for monies due him from Richard Jones, executor of John Jones, deceased, of Caswell County, North Carolina.



From: Nash County, North Carolina Deed Book 5, p. 136

27

September 23, 1807---Thomas Hunter of Montgomery County, Tennessee sells land in Nash County, North Carolina that he inherited from his father.



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

28   WILLIAM HOOPER

Will Book A. Page 11
Deed of gift from William Hooper to James Hollis.
I, William Hooper of Montgomery county, Tennessee, for and in consideration of the love, good will and affection which I have and do bear towards James Hollis, son of Isaac Hollis, have given to him a tract of land beginning at a spring running one acre East, including half of the Spring. Likewise I, William Hooper, do also give to James Hollis, one bay mare, one sorrel mare & colt. Likewise, one red cow & calf and one brindle cow & calf, this 24th day of January 1797
Isham Parker
B. Searcy



From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

29   SHILOH

September 27,1922---The sale of the Enoch Tanner Wickham farm of 151 acres in District 20 for $7,600 to H.A. Simmons of Shiloh was announced today by the Security Trust Company. The firm sold the same farm land last year at public auction to the Palmyra Lime Company for $6,154.



From: Montgomery County Deed Book 2, page 500

30   LAND SALE

For the sum of eighteen hundred and thirty dollars to me paid, I have sold, do hereby confirm & convey to W.R. Hunt & his heirs following described tract of land situated in Montgomery County, Tennessee known as the Budd’s Creek Grist & Sawmill tract containing 350 acres more or less, beginning on a white oak, North West corner of a 50 acre survey from Gully Moore to J.P. Vaughan, East 333 1/3 poles to a corner, thence South 150 poles to the South West corner of a 300 acre survey to the said J.P. Vaughan, thence West 333 1/3 poles thence 150 poles to beginning. To have & hold to said Hunt & his heirs forever & I warrant Hunt & his heirs forever against lawful claims of all persons as witnessed my hand & seal this November 23,1853. Bill Clifton.
Test: W.R. Martin & W.H. Powell
State of Tennessee, Montgomery County



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

31   NOAH SUGG

Will Book A. Page 36
I, Noah Sugg, of Montgomery County, Tennessee, for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and forty-five dollars to me in hand paid, have sold to John Gaines, a negro woman slave named Cuff, about twenty years of age. Witness my hand this 23 day of March 1799
Proven in open court by the oath of William Colly.



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

32   CLEMENT LANIER

Will Book A. Page 35
Bill of Sale from Clement Lanier to Young Ewing
I, Clement Lanier of Montgomery County, Tennessee, have sold to Young Ewing of Christian County, Kentucky, two negroes, viz, one negro woman by the name of Marry and one negro woman by the name of Lucy, for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred Spanish mill dollars in hand paid, this 25th day of September 1797
Witness:
Thomas Clinton
James Adams



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

33   ROBERT SPRIGG

Will Book A. Page 35
Bill of Sale from Robert Sprigg to Pheby Montgomery
I, Robert Sprigg of Montgomery County, Tennessee, have sold to Pheby Montgomery, five head of horses, viz, two sorrel mares, one sorrel colt I purchased of John Renfroe; one bay mare and yearling I purchased of John C. Pruet, in consideration I have received her right to a quantity of cattle left by Col. John Montgomery, this 18th day of January 1799
Witness:
John Hill
William Montgomery



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

34   ABNER HARRIS

Will Book A. Page 35
Bill of Sale from Abner Harris to Hayden Wells
I, Abner Harris of Montgomery county, Tennessee, have sold to Hayden Wells, a negro girl named Chany about seven years of age. Also I do declare the girl to be sound and healthy at this time.
Witness my hand this 9th day of April 1799
Test:
Victor Harris
John Pritchard



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

35   JOHN HOGAN

Will Book A. Page 36
Bill of Sale from John Hogan to Thomas Raybourne
I, John Hogan of Montgomery County, Tennessee, for and in consideration of the sum of Seven hundred dollars to me in hand paid, have sold to Thomas Raybourne, two negro men, to wit, Damon about thirty-nine years of age and Harry about twenty-three years of age, this 23rd day of July 1799.
Proven in open court by the oath of William Colly



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

36   VALENTINE SWEAR

Will Book A. Page 40
Bill of Sale from Valentine Swear to John Swear
I, Valentine Swear of Montgomery County, Tennessee, have sold to John Swear of Green County, Tennessee, for the valuable consideration of two thousand dollars to me in hand paid, and secured by notes the following negroes, viz, Stoke, a negro man abut forty years of age; Poll, a woman twenty-six years of age; Peter, nine years old; Will, six years old; Milly, four years old; and Jack, eight months old; March, a negro man about twenty-nine years old and also one lot of ground in the town of Clarksville No. 75. Likewise four feather beds and furniture. Witness my hand this 30th day of July 1798.
Test:
Robert Warren
James Swear
Daniel (X) Jackson



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

37   WILLIAM MILES

Will Book A. Page 44
Bill of Sale form William Miles to Jonathan Stephenson
I, William Miles of Montgomery County, Tennessee, do sell to Jonathan Stephenson, a negro woman named Betty aged thirty years, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and eighty dollars to me in hand paid, this 7th day of May 1798.
Witness:
John Hammell
Alexander Brown



From: Tennessee Watchman

38   FOR SALE

August 3,1821--A tract of valuable Cumberland River land. About 1/2 first rate bottom land and the other prime upland containing 320 acres, 40 acres of which is cleared, a good log house which is near a never-failing spring of pure water. The tract lies three miles below Palmyra and directly opposite the town of New York on the south side of the river aforesaid. The ferry landing across the river from the town is on the land. Also an excellent boat yard and a quantity of very good timber for building boats. The situation of this land is peculiarly advantageous independent of its intrinsic value.
For further information apply to Mr. James Smith near New York or to the subscriber on Yellow Creek, W.M. Clements.



From: Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf

39   PALMYRA

July 11,1893--At Palmyra, Tennessee on Friday, July 14,1893. On the above date, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, the following described property, situated in Palmyra, to-wit:
A new storehouse, three dwellings houses and lots, a new blacksmith shop. In addition to the above, the following personal property will be sold at the same time, to-wit: three cows & calves, 3 yearlings, household and kitchen furniture, nine hives of bees, a fine lot of chickens, 2 sets each of blacksmith and carpenter tools, also numerous small articles. Terms made known on day of sale.
Isham Davis
P.S. As I am winding up my business, all parties indebted to me will please settle same before the date of above sale. Parties having claims against me will present them to me for payment.



From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

36   HENRY SMALL & JOHN ROE

Will Book A. Page 41
We, Henry Small and Joe Roe of Montgomery County, Tennessee, have sold to Thomas Stoe and David Brodrick of Mason County, Kentucky, two ovens price seven dollars; one iron tea kettle at three dollars; one iron kettle at three dollars; one copper tea kettle at three dollars; six chairs three dollars; two beds fifty-eight dollars and sixty-six cents; one other bed fifteen dollars; two bedspreads five dollars and fifty cents; one small pot two dollars; one large pot six dollars; one bed and furniture twenty-nine dollars and thirty-three cents; the whole of which property we do oblige ourselves to Thomas Stoe and David Brodrick, amounting in the whole to one hundred and thirty-six dollars and forty-nine cents, this 17th day of May 1798
Test:
B. William Pollock


From: Montgomery County, Tennessee Will & Administrations

41   HAYDEN WELLS

Will Book A. Page 40
Bill of Sale from Hayden Wells to William Conse
I, Hayden Wells of Montgomery County, Tennessee, for and in consideration of two negroes to me in hand paid; a negro woman named Cate and a boy named Ellick to me in hand paid, have sold to William Conse, a negro woman named Chane, this 18th day of December 1798
Witness:
John Pritchard
Margaret Wells


From: Daily Leaf Chronicle

42   LAND SALES

October 2,1922--October 11th is to be a busy day with the Security Trust Co. in connection with four tracts of land. The 1st two tracts will be sold in District 22 at 10:30. One tract of 120 2/5 acres is known as the Ramey or Orgain Creek. The Bottom farm, located on Little Barton’s Creek. The land now belongs to M.D. Jones and W.S. Dickson.
At the same hour a 19-acre tract of Indian Creek bottom belonging to C.J. Swift will be sold. A barbecue dinner will be served at this sale, after which the bidders will go to Martha’s Chapel Church in District 17, where at 2:30 the B.F. Grant home place of 96 acres near the Poplar Grove School will be sold. Immediately following this sale a 150-acre farm belonging to Clay Jones in the same neighborhood will be sold. Gold will be given away at each sale.
Friday October 12th will be almost as busy. Three tracts in District 20 will be sold at 10.30. The home of Clyde K. Lisenby near the Union Schoolhouse, his 34-acre home place will be sold, as will his 60-acre farm near Palmyra. At the same time the 50-acre homeplace of W.H. Hayes will be sold. Barbecue dinner will be served and $15 in gold given away in connection with these three sales.


From: The Clarksville Chronicle

43   ADMNISTRATOR’S SALE

October 29,1840---On Friday the 20th day of November next, at the late residence of John H. Proudfit deceased, in the town of Clarksville, will be sold to the highest bidder, at public sale, all the personal property belonging to the estate of said Proudfit, consisting of the usual variety of household and kitchen furniture, a lot of choice bacon hams, several bbls. And demijohns of superior old liquor, a lot of Janes & Domes Tic, about 1,000 bushels coal, two saddle horses, one cow & calf, a lot of plank & staves, suitable for making tobacco hogsheads, a lot of various descriptions of timber for house building, four dearborn’s patent balances, nails for hogsheads, stoves, and many other articles, too tedious to name in our advertisement. Also, several negroes will be hired out for the balance of the year.
The terms of the sale will be, twelve months credit on all sums over $5.00, and bond with two approved securities will be required for all sums of #5.00 and under cash will be required.
William Proudfit
acting administrator, of John H. Proudfit, deceased
Clarksville, October 29,1840 - tds


From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

44   SALEM

November 15,1917---At 10:00 this morning, 80 7/10 acres of river bottom land on the Gilbert and Lyle Farm in District 17 was offered for sale by auction in front of the Salem Church by George Fort, local real estate agent. The land was offered in four tracts and was bought as follows;
1st tract--21 acres M. Yarbrough $1300
2nd trach--21 acres T.E. Freeman $1300
3rd tract--20 acres T.E. Freeman $800
4th tract--18 7/10 acres C.M. Lyle $825
Total $4,225




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