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James D. SARRATT, 1819-1864, age 45yrs


Sixth Generation! [SFA©-ID# 1.2.3.2.02.2]
JAMES D. SARRETT; (My Gr-Gr-Grandfather...prs) [SFA-FG-5]
(2nd s/o TYRE SARRETT & Mother: Sus-An-Ah MILLER of Cherokee Nation East
(1Gs/o ALLEN,2 SARRETT & ELIZABETH (Unknown) ARW Soldier!
(2Gs/o SAMUEL,2 SARRATT & ELIZABETH Unknown, of Prince George's Co., MD.
(3Gs/o SAMUEL,1 SARRATT & ANNA Unknown, of Prince George's Co., MD.
(4Gs/o JOSEPH,1 & KATHERINE SARRATT, of France "The American Progenitor!"
(1/2 Degree of Indian Blood (D.I.B.) "Half-breed"
b. 13 Feb. 1819, in Grainger County, Tennessee; [REF: #58]
d. 04 Sep 1864, at the age of 45ys, 6mth & 21 days, in the Andersonville Confederate Stockade, GA. [d. Sep. 05th., based on [REF: #88]
Buried in the Andersonville Prison Cemetery, Georgia, "Grave Marker No. 7923"; [REF: #88]
At 22 years of age he was married on 22 Oct. 1841 [REF: #58],
Officiated by Mr. RANDAL HILL, Esq. in Sevier Co., to [See Mar.]
Eighth Generation!
29 year old Widow Mrs. FRANCES "Fannie/Fanny" (WATERS) HAGGARD;
(2nd. d/o EZEKIEL WATERS and Mother: NANCY MANESS)
(Wid/o Jackson HAGGARD)
(1Gd/o Ezekiel Waters, Sr. & Unknown Wife)
(2Gd/o Thomas Waters, Jr. and Unknown Wife)
(3Gd/o Thomas, Sr. & Unknown Wife Waters)
(4Gd/o William & Isabel (Harmanson) Waters)
(5Gd/o Edward,1 & Grace (O'NEELL) Waters
b. 14 Feb. 1812, believed to be in TN or KY.;
d. 29 Nov. 1900, at the age 79yrs, 9m, 15 days, in Sevier Co., TN.;
She is buried in the Alder Branch Cemetery, (just off Hwy. 66, between Catlettsburg and Servierville, TN.; )
They had 5 children, all born on their "Kellum Creek" property, in the rural (Civil District #7, the area Northeast of Sevierville, TN.
 FIRST MARRIAGE: c1838 Miss Fanny WATERS & Jackson HAGGARD, 1Ch.
 Son/Dau  Click on Name for More Inf.  b.-d.  Married/Info.  Ch.
 1. 1st. Son:  EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD;  *1838-1907 a69yrs  m. *1856 1st NANCY DAVIS,  10Ch.
 "2nd"  "2nd"  "2nd"  m. c1900 2nd Wife Unk.,   0Ch
 SECOND MARRIAGE: Widow Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD & James D. SARRETT, 5Ch.
 2. 1st. Son:  WILLIAM J. SARRETT;  *1843-1862 a19yrs   d. k.i.a. Civil War, Mufreesboro, TN  
 3. 1st. Dau:  NANCY A. SARRETT;  c1844-1914 a70yrs  m. *1867 1st Rev. Jas. A. CARTER,   9Ch.
 "2nd"  "2nd"  "2nd"  m. *1896 2nd James BOHANAN,   0Ch.
 4. 2nd. Son:  SAMUEL H. SARRETT;  *1846-1890 a44yrs  m. *1865 Martha A, ATCHLEY,  11Ch.
 5. 2nd. Dau:  ELIZAB. J. SARRETT;  *1849-1912 a62yrs  m. *1866 James M. HARDIN,   2Ch.
 6. 3rd. Dau:  FRANCES D. SARRETT;  *1851-1889 a37yrs  m. *1872 1st Wm. R. VARNELL,   2Ch.
 "2nd"  "2nd"  "2nd"  m. *1877 2nd McCampbell MAPLES,   2Ch.
 THIRD MARRIAGE: Widow Fanny (Waters) HAGGARD, SARRETT & Rev. Wm. R. ATCHLEY, 0Ch.
 No Issue      * Confirmed Dates!  
 36 Known Grandchildren/1st Cousins! of "Fanny" (Waters), HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY
 26 Known Grandchildren/1st Cousins! of "Fanny" (Waters), HAGGARD, & James D. SARRETT
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 See Biographical Profile: Ezekiel WATERS Family for Continuation! (Father-In-Law)
 See Biographical Profile: Jackson HAGGARD Family for Continuation! (Fannie (Waters) 1st Husband)
 See Biographical Profile: Rev. Wm. R. ATCHLEY Family for Continuation! (Fannie (Waters) 3rd Husband)
    JAMES D. SARRETT CHILDHOOD
Although no record, has been found for the "Absolute Proof" that TYRE SARRETT and Wife, Sus-An-Ah (MILLER) SARRETT are the Parents of JAMES D. SARRETT. And in the absence of Absolute Proof, circumstantial evidence, both legally and genealogically, has been allowed in the following conclusions, and will be conceded that when any other proof of the opposite is provided, which is logical and reasonable and not opposed by any other evidence...Paul R. Sarrett
 Fact 01.   Tyre SARRETT, d. "intestate" No Will, listing heirs!
 Fact 02.   No "Headstone" or grave site has been found for Tyre!
 Fact 03.  No Land or Court action on settlement of Estate of Tyre!
 Fact 04.  No "Family Bible" gas been found for Tyre's family!
 Fact 05.   Susanah (MILLER) SARRETT, has not been traced since 1850 Census! Nothing has been found, where she went, died or is buried!
 Fact 06.  TYRE SARRETT was in Grainger County, TN. prior to 1810
 Fact 07.  Grandfather ALLEN, 02 SARRETT, 55 yrs. old, was in Cocke Co., TN., prior to 1818.
 Fact 08.  JAMES D. SARRETT can be identified (05 Under) living with the family unit in the 1820 Census for Grainger County, TN.
 Fact 09.  JAMES D. SARRETT can be identified (05 Under) living with the family unit in the 1830 Census for Grainger County, TN. .
 Fact 10.  Gr-Grandfather ALLEN, 02 SARRETT can be identified in the 1830 Census, for Civil District #11, (Hartford Area) Cocke Co., TN.
 Fact 11.  In the 27th May 1833, Pension Application for ALLEN, 02 SARRETT, the Rev. THOMAS HILL of Sevier Co., TN. appeared in the Cocke County Court as a Character Witness, which makes another connection with the SEVIER Co. TN. SARRETT'S.
 Fact 12.  In the 1840 Census, for Sevier Co., TN. Son JAMES D. SARRETT, age 21 can be identified as living with his Widowed Mother Sus-An-Ah (MILLER) SARRETT and family. (Source: Fed. M-704, State Reel 535, Pg. 0162, F.G. 024)
 Fact 13.  In the 1840 Census, for Civil District #11, (Hartford Area) Cocke Co., TN. Grandfather ALLEN, 02 SARRETT family were still living in Cocke Co., TN. (Source: Fed. M-704, State Reel 518, Pg. 0287, F. G. 020)
 Fact 14.  On 22 Oct. 1841, in Sevier Co., Tenn., JAMES D. SARRETT, married the Widow Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD and the Marriage was Officiated by RANDAL HILL, J.P., son of the Rev. THOMAS HILL (Who was Grandfather ALLEN, 02, SARRETT Character Witness in 1833.
 Fact 15.  In the 1850 Census, for Sevier Co., Uncle SAMUEL, 10 SARRETT, was living in Sevier Co., TN. (Source: Fed. M-432, State Reel 895, Pg. 002, F.G. 0661)
 Fact 16.  Widowed Mother Sus-An-Ah (MILLER) SARRETT, was living in Sevier Co., TN. in the 1850 Census, along with Daughter MARTHA and Son GEORGE SARRETT (Source: Fed. M-432, State Reel 895, Pg. 003, F.G. 0815)
  No record has been found by this writer of any other SARRETT/SURRATT, family member's in the 1830, 40, 50's Census, for East Tennessee, that can be "Connected" to this family ...prs.
  Chronological Time Line
 James D. SARRETT
 Type  Date  Age  Remarks  (Click on Date for more Info.)  Liv'g in Co.
 Marriage  1841  22yrs  22 Oct, in the home of Bride's Parents.   Sevier Co., TN.
 Indenture  1842  23yrs  16 May, Letter of INDENTURE   Sevier Co., TN.
 Census  1850  32yrs  26 Sep. with Wife & 5 Children  Civil Dist., #7, "Own Farm $250  Sevier Co., TN.
 Land  1851  33yrs  16 Dec. "Survey" Entry No. 1959"  150acres, Waters of Kellums Creek  Sevier Co., TN.
 Land  1852  34yrs  16 Oct., LAND GRANT Issue - No. 2863  150acres, Waters of Kellums Creek  Sevier Co., TN.
 Tax  1857  38yrs  Property & Livestock Taxed  Waters of Kellums Creek  Sevier Co., TN.
Marriage Mr. SARRETT & Mrs. HAGGARD
Mr. James D. SARRETT, a22yrs son of Tyre M. & Susan (Miller) SARRETT and
Mrs. Frances (Waters) HAGGARD, a29yrs Daughter of Ezekiel & Nancy (Manis) WATERS were married in, Sevier Co., TN. on 22 October 1841, by Randal HILL, J.P.
Witness:  ELIJAH BALLARD, and Mrs. NANCY (WATERS) THOMAS
(Fanny's sister and brother-in-law...prs) [REF:#58]
  The Marriage date of James D. and Fannie (Waters) Haggard Sarrett is listed on a old piece of paper, along with the births of their children, which is in the personal possession of my 2nd Cousin Marie (Matthews) Ottinger [REF:#58]
   Mrs Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD married 1st. to JACKSON HAGGARD, 1816-1843; Son of the Rev. JAMES HAGGARD and Wife MARY (ATCHLEY) HAGGARD; They were married about 1837, Sevier Co. TN. They had one son EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD, born to this short union. Two years before this marriage, on 14 Nov. 1835, Brother-in-law J. McCAMPBELL ATCHLEY, (Husband of sister LYDIA (HAGGARD) ATCHLEY) sold 50 Acres of land on "Kellum Creek" to JACKSON HAGGARD (Registered "Deed of Conveyance", Book F, Page 189, Date 03 Feb. 1836) This same tract was sold to JAMES D. SARRETT, by Stepson EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD, on 06 Oct. 1859 (Registered "Deed of Conveyance", Book K, Page 179)
 See Biographical Profile: Ezekiel WATERS Family for Continuation! (Fannie (Waters) Father
 See Biographical Profile: Rev. JAMES HAGGARD Family for Continuation! (Fannie (Waters) HAGGARD, Father-In-Law)

Six months after his marriage, JAMES D. SARRETT, on May 16, 1842, filed a "Letter of Indenture", with the Sevier County Court on that date. He was in debt up to a total of $29.94 The following is that "Indenture" in its entirety:

  LETTER OF INDENTURE [REF: #59]
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                                                 { SS. May 16, 1842
COUNTY of SEVIER       }
  This indenture made and entered into this 14th day of May, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Two by and between BRUSTER & SARRETT and CANNON HENDERSON and McNELLEY and JAMES McNELLEY all of the County of Sevier, State of Tennessee of the first part and JAMES D. SARRETT of the County and State aforesaid of the other part.
Whereas the said JAMES D. SARRETT is indebted to the said BRUSTER & SARRETT and CANNON HENDERSON and McNELLEY and JAMES McNELLEY of the first part in the sum of Thirteen Dollars and Fourteen Cents ($13.14) by note due the 13th. of April 1842, to BRUSTER & SARRETT, also a note to ROBERT BIRCHFIELD for Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents ($7.50) Due the 5th. day of May 1842 for which the firm of BRUSTER & SARRETT is security for the said JAMES D. SARRETT to the said ROBERT BIRCHFIELD, also a note to CAMMON HENDERSON and McNELLEY for Five Dollars and Eighty Cents ($5.80), due the First September 1841, also a note to JAMES McNELLEY for Three Dollars and Fifty Cents ($3.50) due 15 May 1842, and the said BRUSTER & SARRETT and CANNON HENDERSON and McNELLEY and JAMES McNELLEY of the first part, being willing to wait Eighteen (18) Months longer with the said JAMES D. SARRETT upon having their debts and interest Secured and the said JAMES D. SARRETT being willing to give then a certain assurance that their money shall be paid at the expiration of Eighteen (18) Months from this date.
Therefore this indenture written______ that the said J. D. SARRETT as well in consideration of securing the said BRUSTER & SARRETT and CANNON HENDERSON and McNELLEY and JAMES McNELLEY of the first part in the faithful payment of the debt and interest aforesaid hath granted Bargained, Sold, Transferred and set over unto the said BRUSTER & SARRETT and CANNON HENDERSON and McNELLEY and JAMES McNELLEY of the first part their heirs and assigns...Under the authority of WILLIAM L. ROGERS as Trustee..the following personal property to Wit:
      Eight head of Hogs
      Five head of Sheep
      One Loom
      One Pot with Lid
      One Brandin? Calf
      Two Bedspreads and Furniture
      One Dyper? and delf wear
      One Table
      One Side Saddle
      One half dozen Split Bottom Chairs
To have and to hold the said property unto the said BRUSTER & SARRETT and CANNON HENDERSON and McNELLEY and JAMES McNELLEY of the first part, their heirs and assigns to the proper use and behold? of the said BRUSTER & SARRETT and CANNON HENDERSON and McNELLEY and JAMES McNELLEY of the first part their heirs and assigns forever. It trust however and to the interest and purpose....that if said JAMES D. SARRETT lawful Interest thereon are not with and freely paid off and discharged before the expiration of Eighteen (18) months from this date by said JAMES D. SARRETT or some other person for him. Then and in that case the said WILLIAM L. ROGERS shall in the executing the trust hereby taken; Advertise the said property as the law directs, that he will expose to the highest bidder that said property on a particular day for ready money; and if the money aforesaid be not still paid on the day designated as aforesaid, there the said WILLIAM L. ROGERS shall propose to sell the above described property to the highest bidder for ready money to satisfy the above named notes. Provided never _______ that of the said money and interest should be paid before the day of sale herein mentioned....Thru this indenture to be wholly void and of no effect either in law or __________ whereas the said JAMES D. SARRETT here unto sets his name and seal...the date above written.
      LS/ JAMES D. SARRETT {Seal}
      Attest:
      N/B interlined before Signed
      LS/ B. PORTER
      LS/ H. PIGHAM?
On the back side of this INDENTURE is the following:
STATE OF TENNESSEE   }
                                              } SS.
COUNTY of SEVIER         }

Personally appeared before me P. H. TOOMEY, Clerk of the County Court for said County, JAMES D. SARRETT the "Bargainer" in this case to the written Deed of Trust. Whom I am well acquainted with and who acknowledges the written deed to be his own act & deed for purpose therein contain upon the day it bares date. Witness my hand in Office in Sevierville on 16th. day of May A.D. 1842.
LS/ P. H. TOOMEY, Clerk
STATE OF TENNESSEE   }
                                              } SS.
COUNTY of SEVIER         }

I hereby Certify that this written "Deed of Trust" with the Clerks Certificate are duly Registered in the "Registers Office of Sevier County", in Book G, Page 368. Given under my hand at Office in Sevierville this 16th. day of May 1842. LS/ ALEX. PRESTON, RSC
Registered 75 "Put in notes 05 July 1847"

The above JAMES McNELLEY, was a "Merchant" , in Sevier County, He and his Wife ELIZABETH McNELLEY, can be found in the 1850 Census, Family Group Number 810. But Can NOT identify BRUSTER & SARRETT, CANNON HENDERSON or ROBERT BIRCHFIELD in the 1850 Census..prs
  In the [REF:#22] 1850 Census, F. G. 614, for Sevier County (12th. East Sub-Division), Tennessee, we know JAMES D. SARRETT already owned property in Sevier Co. (Need to research Deed Records..prs), because we find JAMES D. SARRETT (32yrs) and Wife Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD (38yrs) SARRETT, Owning a farm ($250 Real Estate value) adjoining JOHN & MARTHA LEWALLEN (F.G. 613) on one side and JAMES HAGGARD, 21yrs. (Son of Atchley Haggard) & wife MATILDA R. (ATCHLEY), 22yrs. HAGGARD on the other side farm. Adjoining that farm was (F.G. 616) was ATCHLEY HAGGARD, age 44yrs. (Brother of the late Jackson Haggard, 1st husband of "Fannie" (Waters) Haggard Sarrett) and his 2nd. wife SARAH (MORRIS) HAGGARD, age 26 yrs.
You will note that "Fanny" (Waters) Haggard Sarrett was listed as "Can NOT Read or Write", which she remained so her entire life. ...prs
JAMES D. SARRETT can be found with Family!
1850 Census, Sevier Co., TN.
Fed. #M432, Reel #895
 Pg  F.V.  FName  MName  LName  Age  Born  b.S.  Remarks
  No Twp. Listed!
 430   614  JAMES  D.  SARRETT   32    1818  TN   H/H Own Farmer $250
 430   614  FRANCIS  (WATERS)  SARRETT   38    1812  TN   m.1)HAGGARD, 2)JAMES SARRETT, *1841
 430   614  EZEKIEL  L.  HAGGARD   12    1838  TN   Son 1st, NANCY DAVIS, *1856 SEVIER Co.
 430   614  WILLIAM  JAMES  SARRETT  8    1842  TN   Son 1st, d. C.W. Battle MUFREESBORO, 1863
 430   614  NANCY  ANN  SARRETT  7    1843  TN   Dau 1st, ABSOLEN McCARTER, *1867
 430   614  SAMUEL  HUGH  SARRETT  4    1846  TN   Son 2nd, MARTHA ANN ATCHLEY, *1865
 430   614  ELIZABETH  JANE  SARRETT  1    1849  TN   Dau 2nd, JAMES M. HARDIN, *1866
 
  The Mother & "Widow" Sus-An-Ah (MILLER) SARRETT, age 60 can be identified in the 1850 Census for Sevier Co., TN., with only 2 of her children living in the household. They were living next door [FG 814] the "Clerk & Master" Mitchel W. McCOWAN and Wife Teressa A. (LANNING) McCOWAN; and [FG 816] Dr. J.M. HAMMER and wife Eliza C. (THOMAS) HAMMER; Her Brother-in-law SAMUEL, 9 SARRETT with family was living at FG 661; All were listed as White Race, no mention of Native-American "Indian" race.;
SUSANNAH (MILLER) SARRETT can be found with Family!
1850 Census, Sevier Co., TN.
Fed. #M432, Reel #895
 Pg  F.V.  FName  MName  LName  Age  Born  b.S.  Remarks
  No Twp. Listed!
 444   815  SUSANNAH  (MILLER)  SARRETT   60    1790  NC   H/H Widow TYRE SARRETT, c1809 TN
 444   815  GEORGE    SARRETT   19    1831  TN   Son 4th m. Martha M. MORRIS, c1856
 444   815  MARTHA    SARRETT   21    1829  TN   Dau 3rd, Not Traced!
 
  We know Son JAMES D. SARRETT already owned property in Sevier County, by the 1850 Census Record. It is believed that he owned the property, which belonged to his wife's first husband JACKSON HAGGARD, bought from Mc ATCHLEY, on 14 Nov. 1835. Records show (Sevier Co., TN Surveyor Book, 2, Page 75) He "Entered #1959" 150 acres, of land lying on the waters of Kellums Creek prior to 16th of Dec. 1851; Surveyed on 24th of Feb. 1852, by JOHN MULLENDORE, THE Chain Carriers were his Father-in-law EZEKIEL WATERS and adjoining neighbor JOHN LEWALLING. This 150 acre Land Grant #2863, was Recorded in Vol. 29th. Page 568, on 24th Feb. 1852. The boundary description of this Grant, list that JAMES D. SARRETT owned at lest two additional tracts of land. Line 5 list "to a small Pine on the line of JAMES D. SARRETT" this would be South of the Grant Property, going East 90 Poles, then North 63 Poles to a Black Oak.

This GRANT needs additional research. Their should be a claim or (the Petition) that James D. Sarrett, file to get official authorization (a Warrant) to have the tract surveyed to produce a legal description (the Plat) so the Government can grant title to this specific piece of land (the first-title Deed) or Grant. This could be for serving in the Mexican War, Congress, in 1847 authorized 160 acres for soldiers serving one year or more, 40 acres for serving less than a year. The Acts of Congress of 1850 - 1855, were not to encourage enlistments, but to reward former service. The act of 1850 extended bounty land to officers and enlisted men who had NOT previously received land and who served in ANY war since 1790, including the Indian Wars. The Tenn. State Library & Archives (TSL&A) located at 403 7th. Ave. North, Nashville, TN. 37219, in the Archives Section has a Microfilm Index to NC and TN Land Grants for TN Land...prs

  SURVEY for JAMES D. SAUTELL
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                                                 { SS. December 16, 1851
COUNTY of SEVIER       }
Click on Thumbnail for larger Map! By virtue of "Entry No. 1959" dated 16th. day of December, 1851, I have surveyed for JAMES D. SAUTELL, [Note spelling of SARRETT..prs] One Hundred and Fifty (150) acres of land in said County on the Waters of Kellums Creek; Beginning at a Red Oak on WILLIAM HUFF'S line running with his line;
 Line  Description:  Corner or Point
 1st.  South Eighty-Four Poles (1,394.40')   to a Red Oak WILLIAM HUFF'S corner;
 2nd.  South Six (6), West Sixty Poles (996.00')  to a Pine in a gap;
 3rd.  South Seventy-Seven (77), East Seventy-Four Poles (1,162.00')  to a Red Oak;
 4th.  North Fifty-Five (55), East Thirty-Six Poles (597.60')  to a stake and Popular;
 5th.  North Eighty-Four and a half (84.5), East Sixty Poles (996.00')  to a small Pine on the line of JAMES D. SAUTELL thence with the same
 6th.  North Eighty-Eight (88), East Twenty Poles (1494.00') and Twenty Links (1.58'),  to two post Oaks;
 7th.  North Seventy-Six (76), East Thirteen Poles (215.80')  to a White Oak, a corner to JAMES D. SAUTELL, thence with his line
 8th.  North Twenty (20), West Sixty-Three Poles (1045.80')  to a Black Oak;
 9th.  South Seventy (70), West Twelve Poles (199.20')  to a White Oak;
 10th.  North Twenty (20), West Forty Poles (664.00')  to a stake;
 11th.  North Seventy (70), East Fifty-Six Poles (929.60')  to a post Oak on JAMES D. SAUTELL'S line and
the line of JOHN LEWALLING, thence with JOHN LEWALLING'S line
 12th.  North Forty (40), West Seventy-Two Poles (1195.20')  to a stake and post Oak;
 13th.  North Thirty-Four and a half (34.5), East Sixty-Five Poles (1079.00')  to a post Oak a corner to WILLIAM HUFF'S, then
with his line
 14th.  South Fifty-Five (55), West One Hundred Poles (1660.00')  to a stake and Hickory;
 15th.  North Thirty-Seven (37), West Fourteen Poles (232.40') and Seventeen Links (1.35')   to a post Oak;
 16th.  South Fifty-Five (55), West Twenty-Seven Poles (448.20')  to a post Oak on said line, and a corner to JAMES D. SAUTELL, thence with JAMES D. SAUTELL'S line
 17th.  South Thirty-Six (36), East One Hundred Poles (1660.00')  to a stake;
 18th.  South Fifty-Four (54), West Eighty Poles (1328.00')  to a Sourwood, thence
 19th.  a direct line to the Beginning.  
  Surveyed the 24th. day of February, 1852
     LS/ JOHN MULLENDORE, County Surveyor.
Chain Carriers:
     EZEKIEL WATERS, a68y b. 1784 NC. (J.D. SARRETT's Father-In-Law)
     JOHN LEWALLING, a27y b. 1825 TN. (J.D. SARRETT's Neighbor)
Source: Dec 16, 1851 (Surveyor Book 2, Pages 74 & 75, Sevier Co., TN.)
  LAND GRANT - No. 2863 JAMES D. SARRETT [REF: #61]
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                                                 { SS. October 16, 1852
COUNTY of SEVIER       }
 STATE OF TENNESSEE No. 8995:
 TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENT
 SHALL COME; GREETING,
 STAMPED SEAL

KNOW YE, That in Consideration of an entry made in the ENTRY TAKERS Office of Sevier County of No. 1959 dated the 16th. day of December 1851 by JAMES D. SARRETT there is GRANTED by the said State of Tennessee unto the said JAMES D. SARRETT.....and his heirs, a certain TRACT OF LAND containing One Hundred and Fifty One (150) acres, laying in the County aforesaid:
Same as Survey!.
Surveyed on the 24th. day of February 1852. with its appurtenances, TO HAVE AND HOLD the said TRACT or PARCEL of LAND with its APPURTENANCES, to the said JAMES D. SARRETT and his heirs FOREVER. In witness whereof Wm. R. CAMPBELL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the GREAT SEAL of the said State to be affixed at Nashville on the 16th. day of October in the YEAR OF OUR LORD, one thousand eight hundred and Fifty-Two and of AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE the Seventy-Seventh.
     By the Governor LS\Wm. R. CAMPBELL
     Secretary LS\W. B. MURREY

On the back side of this Land Grant is the following: JAMES D. SARRETT, has title to the within described tract of Land.
      L/S ISAAC LEWIS
      Register of East Tenn.
      Recorded in Vol. 29th Page 568
      ISAAC LEWIS, Register of East Tenn.
In the Sevier County, Tax Rolls, for 1857, JAMES D. SARRETT, age 37yrs was Taxed on the Following:
      1 POLLS
      5 HORSES
      7 COWS
      5 SHEEP
      8 SWINE
      16 Bu. WHEAT, and
      300 Bu. CORN
DEED EZEKIEL HAGGARD <--J.D. SARRETT Step-Son To JAMES D. SARRETT 100 Acres Oct. 03, 1859 I hereby convey to JAMES D. SARRETT the following tracts of land to Wit: (FIRST TRACT) 50 Acres Bounded as follows: Beginning on a White Oak on WILLIAM ATCHLEY'S line North 54Deg, East 36 Poles (597.60') to a Post Oak on said line; South 36Deg, East 100 Poles (1660.00') to a stake; South 54Deg, West 80 Poles (1328.00') to a Sourwood; North 36Deg, West 100 Poles (1660.00') to a Red Oak, corner of PRESTON LOW; Thence a direct line to the beginning. (SECOND TRACT) 50 Acres Bounded as follows: Laying on Kelms Creek, of said County and State aforesaid, Beginning an a stake and White Oak on ANANISE? JAMES'S line, North 20Deg, West 63 (1045.80') Poles to a Black Oak; South 70Deg, West 12 Poles (199.20') to a White Oak; North 20Deg, West 40 Poles (664.00') to a stake; North 70Deg, East 85 Poles (1411.00') to a post Oak; South 20Deg, East 103 Poles (1709.80') to a stake; South 70Deg, West 73 Poles (1211.80') to the Beginning. and I warrant the title against all persons whomsoever. In witness whereof, the said EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD has hereunto set his hand and seal, this 20th day of September 1859. LS/ EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD, {Seal} Test: WILLINGTON McMAHOM K. SANNING CLERKS CERTIFICATE STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } Personally appeared before me BILL CHANDLER, Clerk of the County Court of said County EZEKIEL HAGGARD the Bargainer to this within deed, with whom I am personally acquainted, and who acknowledge his he executed the same for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand and official seal, at this Office, this 03rd day of October, 1859. BILL CHANDLER, Clerk REGISTERED in REGISTERS OFFICE STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } I Certify that the foregoing Deed with the Clerks Certificate is duly Registered in the Registers Office of Sevier County in Book "K" Page 179 and Noted in Book "1", Page 62. Received the same into Office for Registration the 06th day of October, 1859. Given under my hand at my office in Sevierville on the 06th day of Oct. 1859. LS/ JAMES McNULLY, Register Sevier County In the 1850 Census, Sevier Co., Tenn. (F.G. 699) WILLINGTON McMAHOM, b. 1817, Tenn. was a Farmer, on a $2,000 farm living with his wife CATHERINE (HAMMER) McMAHOM, their two children at this time was Daughter JULAN McMAHOM, age 6, b. 1844 and Son ISAAC McMAHOM, age 1, b. 1849. There also was a SARAH HAMMER, age 74, b. 1776, in Tenn. Mother of Mrs. CATHERINE (HAMMER) McMAHONE. No record found of K. SANNING in the 1850 Census. JAMES D. SARRETT - ACCIDENT JAMES D. SARRETT, had a accident while cutting down a tree, which fell on him in January of 1860 and injured his right leg. He was maimed and used crutches for the remainder of his life. The following is an Affidavit from the family Physician Doctor J. M. HAMMER, which was submitted in Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY "Mothers Pension Application" at the time of filling for her son WILLIAM J. SARRETT, death benefit in 1882 (See below 69 ) . The Doctor and his wife E. C. (THOMAS) HAMMER, along with two children SAMUEL and J. M., Jr. HAMMER, can be found in the 1850 Census (F.G. 816) Sevier Co., TN.....prs Dr. J. M. HAMMER, personally before me D. H. EMEST, County Court Clerk and made oath in due form that he was the family physician of the JAMES D. SARRETT to near the close of the rebellion, when he (James D. Sarrett) left for the Northern States and never saw the said JAMES D. SARRETT again. That in January 1860 he, the said JAMES D. SARRETT sent for him, he found him badly hurt from the falling of a tree..."Crippled so that I thought he would never be able to make a hand again by manual labor. He was well acquainted with him, and the family, and continued his family Physician till January 1864, when he went North and never saw him no more." In the 3rd. Settlement Statement, 04 July 1867, of JAMES D. SARRETT, dec'd. The Stepson EZEKIEL L. SARRETT, Admin. paid a $32.00 Note to Dr. J. M. HAMMER, was this for services of the "Tree Accident" of Jan. 1860 ? In the 23 1860, F.G. 717, Census for Sevier County, (Civil District #7, Sevierville Area), Tennessee. Post Office "Camons Store", we find the "Crippled" JAMES D. (41yrs) SARRETT and FRANCES "Fannie" (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT, (48yrs) was living on the farm with adjoining farms of THOS. & ADELIA STOPAL (F.G. 716) and PRESTON & ELIZABETH TOWN (F.G. 718). JAMES D. SARRETT had did very well in this 1860 Census, with the help of his sons, his farm value had increase to $1,000 and his personal value to $1,185. Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT, was still listed unable to Read or Write, but now she listed her birthplace as "Kentucky" instead as Tenn. as in the 1850 Census. Oldest Stepson EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD, age 22 yrs. was not listed with his Step-father and Mother, Had married in 1856 and was living in Civil District No. 10 (Boyd's Creek Area, F. G. 244). Son WILLIAM J. SARRETT, was 17 yrs. and working the farm for his father. oldest daughter NANCY A. SARRETT, was 17 yrs., attending school, and was listed as a "Spinster", My Great-Grandfather SAMUEL H. SARRETT was 14 years of age, Attending School, and getting into mischief. Daughter ELIZABETH JANE SARRETT, was 11 yrs, Attending School, and playing with baby FRANCES DORIS "Dellia" SARRETT, who was 9 years of age "Attending School". 1860 CENSUS - SEVIER Co., TN., F.G. 717 JAMES SARRETT 41 M Farmer $1,000 $1,185 Tenn. Wife: Fanny, (WATERS) age 48, b. 1812 Kentucky <--? WILLIAM, age 17, b. 1843 Farmer, Tenn. NANCY, age 16, b. 1844 Spinster, Tenn. SAMUEL, age 14, b. 1846 Tenn. ELIZABETH, age 11, b. 1849 Tenn. DELLY, age 9, b. 1851 Tenn. (StepSon: EZEKIEL HAGGARD was NOT listed, 22 yrs. & Married See 1860 Census F.G.244 In the Sevier County, Tax Rolls, for 1864, JAMES D. SARRETT was Taxed on the Following: LAND VALUE $250 PERSONAL VALUE $700 POLLS 1 TAX AMOUNT $ 2.40 In the Sevier County, Tax Rolls, for 1865, JAMES D. SARRETT was Taxed on the Following: LAND VALUE $250 PERSONAL VALUE $500 POLLS 0 TAX AMOUNT $ 2.50
DEATH OF JAMES D. SARRETT - Andersonville Stockade, GA.
Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo! The death of my Great-Great-Grandfather JAMES D. SARRETT who was born on 13 Feb. 1819, Crippled by a falling tree in 1860, had joined the Tennessee National Guard. At the age 45 years, on or near the 25th. of Feb. 1864, was captured by Rebel (Confederate) forces, taken from his home and sent to the most feared Confederate Prison Stockade, located at Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, where 6 months later, he died on the 04 Sep. 1864; The Hospital Records show cause of death to be Dysentery [REF: #87] He has a Burial marker of number 7923 located in the National Cemetery of Andersonville, off of Highway 19, 60 miles South of Macon, Georgia.
Mr. DANIA W. PAYNE, who was born about 1839, and living in the Boyds Creek area. Was 53 years of age on 04 March of 1891, when he prepared an Affidavit for Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT ATCHLEY Civil War Pension Application in which he wrote:
"I was in Andersonville prison when JAMES D. SARRETT, was brought in there some time in the summer of 1864. I think in May or June. I new Mr. SARRETT before the War. His son SAMUEL SERATT was in prison with me, when his father was brought in, he (JAMES D. SERATT) remained in same prison until he died the latter part of same summer. I saw him after he died. He was NOT a soldier and was not connected with the Army in any way, to my knowledge. Was taken to prison for his loyalty to the Government". DANIA W. PAYNE
Marker of JAMES D. SARRETT - Andersonville Stockade, GA.
Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo! JAMES D. SARRETT, is listed in the volume of [REF: #87] A LIST of the UNION SOLDIERS BURIED AT ANDERSONVILLE, Copied from the Official Record in the Surgeon's Office at Andersonville, Published by the Tribune Association, 154 Nassau Street, New York, 1866, Price 25 cents. (Sutro E494 T75)
He also is listed in [REF: #88] THE MARTYRS who FOR OUR COUNTRY, GAVE UP THEIR LIVES in the PRISON PENS IN ANDERSONVILLE, GA., Quartermaster General's Office, General Orders, No. 69 1/2, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1866 (Sutro E611 U95)Photo from [REF: #58]
See Historical Records of TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR; Vol. VI., by Paul R. Sarrett for Continuation. Since the start of the War, in 1861 no body was left to run the some 200 acre Kellum Creek farm, and at the time of JAMES D. SARRETT'S death the sons had not returned from the War. The Widowed Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT, was 52 years old. Step-son EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD, had just been Paroled at Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina on 26th of April 1865. (Confederate troops "Surrendered" to the Union Federals at the end of the War) He was 27 years old on 01 May 1865, the date he "Took it upon him self" and filed the Bond for the Administration and Executor of JAMES D. SARRETT, dec'd Estate, by placing a $500 Bound with the Court. Good friend 27 year old WILLIAM F. NICHOLS was his Security. On the same day 01 May 1965, the County Court appointed neighbors JAMES MAPLES, WILLIAM R. ATCHLEY and JOSHUA ATCHLEY, Sr. to go out on the property and "Layoff and set apart" a years support to the Widow Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT and family. On 09th May 1865, EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD, Admin., submitted a "List of Personal Property" of the JAMES D. SARRETT, dec'd. which consisted of $29.45 "cash on hand" and some 25 items, 2 cows, farm machinery misc tools, and kitchen ware. This "Inventory" was auction off on 26th May 1865, and the Estate collected $116.70. Its interesting to note that Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT, bought back her own Milk Cow, Sugar Holders, Clock, Spinning Wheel, both one horse plows and a Grind Stone, all for $9.75. GIDEON MAPLES, JAMES MAPLES and E. C. ALLESON all bought "a lot of Books" it would be interesting to know what the title of these books were, and who read them ? On 02 October 1865, the Court appointed Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT, Guardian to the Minor Heirs of JAMES D. SARRETT, dec'd. Who gave Bond in the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000), with Son EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD, age 27 and WILLIAM F. NICHOLS, age 27 as Security. Which Bond was approved by the Court and she duly qualified. No "Heirs" were listed in this Minutes, but the Children at the 02 Oct. 1865 date where: Dau: NANCY A. SARRETT; b. 1844, age 21 Son: SAMUEL H. SARRETT; b. 1846, age 19 Dau: ELIZABETH J. SARRETT; b. 1849, age 16 & Minor Dau: FRANCES D. SARRETT; b. 1851, age 14 & Minor On 01st of Nov. 1865, EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD came and filed this Petition, for the sale of the two (2) undivided interest in the lands of which the said JAMES D. SARRETT, died seized and passed. The Court asked the Clerk & Masters Mr. M. A. RAWLINGS, to check out this Petition to see the following and report back to the Court.: [1st What is the value of the two (2) undivided interest in Lands mentioned in the Petition, in this cause [2nd Whether said Lands can be Petitioned among the Heirs without manifest injury to the Farm. [3rd Whether it will not be to the interest of all concerned, to have the two (2) undivided interest sold, and the proceeds applied to the rest of said Minors, and that he respond to the next turn of the Court. Their is a record in the possession of the personal collection of my 2nd Cousin Marie (Matthews) Ottinger of a Deed of Trust, dated 20 Nov. 1865 of Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT to son SAMUEL H. SARRETT, for two 50 acre Tracts of land for $500, of the Sarrett's Kellum Creek property (First & Second Tracts), although this was never filed or recorded. Note: On November 14, 1865, son SAMUEL H. SARRETT married MARTHA A. (ATCHLEY) SARRETT, 6 days later his Mother Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT, prepared this Deed of Trust of 100 acres for $500. Although no record has been found that this instrument was ever Registered at the County Recorders Office. DEED of TRUST Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT 62 TO SAMUEL H. SARRETT November 20th., 1865 In Consideration of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) to herein have paid. I Fanny SARRETT have Bargained and Sold and do hereby transfer and convey unto SAMUEL H. SARRETT all the right title and interest which I have as Widow of JAMES D. SARRETT in and to the following described tracts or parcels of land laying in Sevier County, Tennessee. (FIRST TRACT) 50 Acres Bounded as follows: Beginning on a White Oak on WILLIAM ATCHLEY'S line North 54Deg, East 36 Poles (597.60') to a Post Oak on said line; South 36Deg, East 100 Poles (1660.00') to a stake; South 54Deg, West 80 Poles (1328.00') to a Sourwood; North 36Deg, West 100 Poles (1660.00') to a Oak, corner of PRESTON LOW; Thence a direct line to the beginning. (SECOND TRACT) 50 Acres Bounded as follows: Laying on Kellums Creek, of said County and State aforesaid, Beginning at a stake and White Oak on ANANISE? JAMES'S line, North 20Deg, West 63 (1045.80') Poles to a Black Oak; South 70Deg, West 12 Poles (199.20') to a White Oak; North 20Deg, West 40 Poles (664.00') to a stake; North 70Deg, East 85 Poles (1411.00') to a post Oak; South 20Deg, East 103 Poles (1709.80') to a stake; South 70Deg, West 73 Poles (1211.80') to the Beginning. I do covenant with the said SAMUEL H. SARRETT, that I am lawfully seized of said Dower interest in said land, have a good right to convey and that she sane as ever. I further Covenant and gives my self..it Warrant and _______ the title to said Dower interest in said land to the said SAMUEL H. SARRETT, in witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal, this 20th. day of November 1865. FRANCES { X } SERRETT (Her Mark) Attest: MATTHEW FARRSITER S. R. KULE The 1865 Deed, above beginning of Parcel 1 is the same WILLIAM R. ATCHLEY b. 1813 and Wife ANNA W. (BOWERS) ATCHLEY (1850 F.G. 607) (Son of ISAAC (1787-1855) & EMILY (SMITH) ATCHLEY Died 1829). The Northwest line of Parcel 1, property owner 18 year old ALEXANDER "Preston" LOW age 13, b. 1837, was living with his parents ABNER JEFFERSON LOW and CHARLOTTY (MAPLES) LOW in the 1850 Sevier Co., TN. Census (F.G. 126) He married on 04 Oct. 1857, Sevier Co. to Miss CLARISSA ATCHLEY b. 1838; Daughter of above WILLIAM R. ATCHLEY and Wife ANNA W. (BOWERS) ATCHLEY....prs The 1865 Deed, above Northwest line of Parcel 2, property owner AMILLIA JAMES, (Female) age 54; b. 1796, Virginia was living as "Head of Household" along with ANANISE JAMES (Male), age 27; b. 1823, Alabama and SUSANNAH JAMES, age 16; b. 1834, Tennessee was living in the 1850 Census, Sevier Co., TN. (F.G. 628). No record found in the 1850 Census of the two Witness FARRSITER and KULE...prs On 04 Dec. 1865, the Court Decreed to accept the Petition of EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD, Admin. and ordered the Clerk & Masters to advertise and proceed to sell the two Kellum Creek property, to the highest bidder, at the Court House door, and that the two tracts of land are worth $100 each. SAMUEL H. SARRETT was the highest bidder on 28 Dec. 1865, and paid $25.00 deposit which covered the Cost of Sale of $25.60, leaving a 12 month credit of $175, with WILLIAM R. ATCHLEY as his Surety. This would mean he paid less, by the action of the Court? SUMMARY OF SETTLEMENTS: After the Sale of the Personal Property in May of 1865, the 1st. Settlement was made on 21 Feb. 1866. The income of $116.70 sale was brought forward as only $87.60, apparently the Clerk & Master M. A. RAWLINGS made a mistake of $29.10. With the collection of some $199.99 of notes received the total Estate was worth $208.59 and after JAMES D. SARRETT's and other Court Expenses were paid of $161.06 the balance of the Estate was $47.53. The 2nd. Settlement was on the 01st June 1867, which was a recap of Sale of the Kellum Creek 100 Acres as listed above. The 3rd. Settlement, was made on 04 July 1867 the only income into the Estate was $4.15 on the previous $47.50 balance and after paying Dr. J. M. HAMMER note of $32.00 and other Court cost the Estate had an $17.20 balance. The 4th. Settlement was made on 25th Aug. 1867, with interest $.29 cents on the previous balance. The new Clerk & Master WILSON H.H. DUGGAN, charged the Estate with a $9.67 Fee for 5% on Money he collected and other Clerk Cost, left a $7.07, balance in the Estate. The 5th. Settlement was made on 06th Dec. 1867. The new Clerk & Master WILSON H.H. DUGGAN, made a mistake and only brought forward $6.08 instead of the $7.07 balance of 25 Aug. 1867. After paying a Note from BEN? ATCHLEY of $5.00 and other Clerk Cost, left a $.47 cents, balance in the Estate. The 6th. and Final Settlement was made on 22 Dec. 1868. No more notes were collected, and paying JOHN M. RAMBO a $8.33 Note; Son SAMUEL H. SARRETT, a 22 Aug. 1865 Note of $20.00 which was "Proven" Note Samuel H. was 19 years old and home from the War 1 month July 1865; paying former Clerk & Masters M. A. RAWLINGS $5.48; and a $11.05 "Judgment Cost" the BRABSON Brothers the Estate lacked the sum of $45.64 of paying all the Debts of the Estate. EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD, Admin. asked the Court that each heir pay their proportional part. No Records found in the Court Settlements of SAMUEL H. SARRETT, paying the $175.00 Note due 28th. Dec. 1866, for the 2 Tracts (100 acres) of the Kellum Creek Property, nor any record the 150 acre Original Grant, Kellum Creek Property of JAMES D. SARRETT ABSTRACT OF THE KELLUM CREEK - PROPERTY Tract 1: 50 Acres 1st. Owner McCAMPBELL ATCHLEY sold for $50 to 2nd. Owner JACKSON HAGGARD, on 14 Nov. 1835 (Registered "Deed of Conveyance" Book F, Page 189, 03 Feb. 1836); On 03 Oct. 1859 Step-son 3rd. Owner EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD sold for "Love & Consideration" this to 4th. Owner JAMES D. SARRETT, (Registered "Deed of Conveyance" Book K, Page 179, 06 Oct. 1859) apparently part of her Homestead & Dower5th. Owner Widow Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT on 20 Nov. 1865 sold for $250 to her Son 6th. Owner SAMUEL H. SARRETT (No record of being recorded, Court rejected this) On 28 Dec. 1865, Court advertised and sold to highest bidder SAMUEL H. SARRETT, for only $100. On 21 Jan. 1866, sister NANCY A. SARRETT, sold her "Undivided interest" for $28. to brother 6th. Owner SAMUEL H. SARRETT (Registered "Deed Book O", Page 213 and noted in Book 2, Page 38 on 06 Sep. 1878) 13 years after the purchase date. Tract 2: 50 Acres, 1st. Owner apparently was JACKSON HAGGARD, because on 03 Oct. 1859 Step-son 2nd. Owner EZEKIEL L. HAGGARD sold for "Love & Consideration" to 3rd. Owner JAMES D. SARRETT, (Registered "Deed of Conveyance" Book K, Page 179, 06 Oct. 1859) apparently part of her Homestead & Dower4th. Owner Widow Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT on 20 Nov. 1865 sold for $250 to her Son 5th. Owner SAMUEL H. SARRETT (No record of being recorded, Court rejected this) On 28 Dec. 1865, Court advertised and sold to highest bidder SAMUEL H. SARRETT, for only $100. On 21 Jan. 1866, sister NANCY A. SARRETT, sold her "Undivided interest" for $28. to brother 5th. Owner SAMUEL H. SARRETT (Registered "Deed Book O", Page 213 and noted in Book 2, Page 38 on 06 Sep. 1878) 13 years after the purchase date. Tract 3: 150 Acres, was the original TENNESSEE LAND GRANT, No. 1959, which was issued to JAMES D. SARRETT, on 16 Dec. 1851, which was adjacent to property he already owned (Line 16 and 17 "on line with old property line") (Recorded Vol. 29, Page 568, Register of East Tennessee). On 21 Jan. 1866, sister NANCY A. SARRETT, sold her "Undivided interest" for $28. to brother 5th. Owner SAMUEL H. SARRETT (Registered "Deed Book O", Page 213 and noted in Book 2, Page 38 on 06 Sep. 1878) 13 years after the purchase date. No record found when SAMUEL H. SARRETT, disposed this 250 Acres of the "Kellum Creek" property. We do know that he bought 214 acres of the "Millican Creek" property for $4,500 on 16 Feb. 1878, from NOAH ATCHLEY and wife SUSANNAH ATCHLEY On 21 Jan. 1866, their is a Deed of Trust of "All undivided Interest" from his 22 year old sister NANCY A. SARRETT to 20 year old brother SAMUEL H. SARRETT, for the same 250 acres. DEED of TRUST NANCY A. SARRETT [REF: #63] to SAMUEL H. SARRETT Sevier County January 21, 1866 In consideration of "Eighty Five" Dollars ($85.00) to me in hand paid, I NANCY A. SERRETT have bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey unto SAMUEL H. SARRETT my undivided interest in the following described tracts of land, laying in Sevier County, Tennessee and bounded by the following: (FIRST TRACT) 50 Acres Beginning on a White Oak on WILLIAM ATCHLEY'S line; North 54Deg, East 36 Poles (597.60') to a Post Oak on said line; South 36Deg, East 100 Poles (1660.00') to a stake; South 54Deg, West 80 Poles (1328.00') to a Sour Wood; North 36Deg, West 100 Poles (1660.00') to a Red Oak, corner to JAMES MAPLES; Thence a direct line to the beginning. (SECOND TRACT) 50 Acres Laying on Kellums Creek, of said County and State aforesaid, Beginning at a stake and White Oak on CHANDLER'S line, North 20Deg, West 63 (1045.80') Poles to a Black Oak; South 70Deg, West 12 Poles (199.20') to a White Oak; North 20Deg, West 40 Poles (664.00') to a stake; North 70Deg, East 85 Poles (1411.00') to a post Oak; South 20Deg, East 103 Poles (1709.80') to a stake; South 70Deg, West 73 Poles (1211.80') to the Beginning. (THIRD TRACT) 150 Acres Beginning at Red Oak on WILLIAM HUFF'S line and running the same South 84 Poles (1394.40') to a Ash at HUFF'S corner; South 6Deg, West 60 Poles ( 996.00' ) to a Pine; South 27Deg, (Surveyor listed Seventy-SevenDeg...prs) East 70 Poles ( 1162.00') to a Red Oak; North 55Deg, East 36 Poles ( 597.60' ) to a Stake and Poplar; North 841/2Deg, East 60 Poles ( 006.00' ) to a Pine with CHANDLER'Sline; then with the same line North 58Deg, East 90 Poles ( 1494.00' ) and 20 Links ( 1.58' ) to a Post Oak; North 76Deg, East 13 Poles ( 215.80' ) to a White Oak with the old line; North 20Deg, West 63 Poles ( 1045.80' ) to a Black Oak; South 70Deg, North 12 Poles (199.20') to a White Oak; North 20Deg, West 40 Poles ( 644.00' ) to a Stake; North 70Deg, East 56 Poles ( 929.60' ) to a Post Oak with Thos. LOWE line; with the same line North 40Deg, West 72 Poles ( 1195.20' ) to Stake and Post Oak; North 341/2Deg, East 65 Poles ( 1079.00' ) to a Post Oak Corner to HUFF'S line; Thence with the same line South 55Deg, West 100 Poles ( 1660.00' ) to a Post Stake Hickory; North 37Deg, West 14 Poles ( 232.40' ) and 17 Links ( 1.35' ) to a Post Oak; South 55Deg, West 27 Poles (448.20' to a Post Oak on said line; South 36Deg, East 100 Poles (1660.00' ) to a Stake; South 54Deg, West 80 Poles (1328.00') to a Sour Wood then a direct line to the Beginning. To have and to hold the same to the said SAMUEL H. SARRETT, his heirs and assignees for ever, I do covenant and bind myself and my heirs and representatives to warrant and forever defend the title to said lands, against the claims of all persons whatever. Witness my hand and seal this 21st. January, 1866. LS/ NANCY A. SARRETT {Seal} Test. LS/ WILLIAM ATCHLEY LS/ R. J. McCROSKEY CLERKS CERTIFICATE STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } I WILLIAM FOWLER, Clerk of the County Court, within and for the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that NANCY A. SARRETT, the within named "Bargainer", with whom I am personally acquainted, appeared and knowledge that SHE executed the annexed instrument for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand and official seal, at Office, in Sevierville this 17th day of September, A.D., 1877. Recorded in Deed Book, Page (left blank). LS/ WILLIAM FOWLER, Clerk Sevier County Court REGISTERED in REGISTERS OFFICE STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } I Certify that the foregoing Deed and Clerks Certificate are duly Registered in the Registers Office of Sevier County in Book "O" Page 213 and Noted in Book "2", Page 38. Received for Registration the 5th day of September 1878, at 10 o'clock A.M. Registered the 6th of Sept. 1878. Given under my hand at my office in Sevierville on the 5th day of Sept. 1878. LS/ W. E. LOVEDAY, Register State Tax 08 1/2 County Tax 08 1/2 Clerks Fees 25 Total 42 Cents Tax & Fees paid Extended in Probate, Book L, Page 16 Wm. MITCHELL, ok? Register Fee $1.75 NOTE: This above 1866 Deed was prepared on the 21st Jan. 1866, NANCY A. SARRETT was SAMUEL H. SARRETT, sister, NANCY who later (some 1 year, 10 months and 29 days) married on 20 Dec. 1867, to ABSOLEN McARTER. The County Clerk Certified it on 17 Sep. 1877; It was NOT Registered until the 05 Sep. 1878, some 12 years, 7 Months and 14 days from the date it was prepared...prs LIFE IN 1870 In the 24 1870 Census, for Sevier County, believed to be the Kellum Creek property, we only find the 2nd. time Widow Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT, age 62 yrs. as "Head of Household", (Living in the "Small House") No Real Estate value listed and only $300 personal value. She listed her birthplace as "Kentucky". She still could NOT "Read or Write". Her Son SAMUEL H. SARRETT, was farming on the "Big House" farm (F.G. 110) and JAMES MAPLES and wife THURSA (MAPLES) MAPLES, (Dau of Thomas Maples & Lydia (Atchley) Maples) was living on a large ($6,000 value) farm on the other side. The youngest daughter FRANCES "Dellia" SARRETT, age 20, b. 1860, Tenn., was living with her and "Keeping House". LIFE IN 1880 In the 25 1880 Census, we find the 2nd. time widow Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT, at 68 years, Moved into the "Big House", living with her son SAMUEL H. SARRETT and his family. She was still listed as could NOT "Read or Write" BENJAMIN J. (19 yrs) & wife NANCY E. (15yrs) TINSLEY, had moved into the "Small House" which he was listed as "Farm Labor".
  Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT 3rd. MARRIAGE:
Some 17 years, after the death of her second husband JAMES D. SARRETT, dec'd and at 69 years of age, Mrs. Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT, married a Third time on 14 March 1881, Sevier County, TN. to the 68 year old Rev. WILLIAM R. ATCHLEY;
(Son of ISAAC & EMILY (SMITH) ATCHLEY.)
b. 23 May, 1813, Sevier Co. TN. d. 03 March 1901, Sevier Co., TN; age 87yrs;
His first wife was ANNA W. (BOWERS) ATCHLEY; b. 1808; d. 31 Jan. 1880, Sevier Co., TN.
The Rev. WILLIAM R. ATCHLEY, was a half-brother of Mrs. MARTHA A. (ATCHLEY) SARRETT, who was a Daughter-in-law of Mrs. Fanny (WATER) HAGGARD, SARRETT..prs

A Marriage Bond on 14 Mar. 1881, was posted by the 68 year old Rev. WILLIAM R. ATCHLEY and his 44 year old son-in-law ALEXANDER P. LOW (ALEXANDER P. Low, married the Rev. WILLIAM R. Atchley & 1st. Wife Anna W. (Bowers) Atchley oldest Daughter Clarissa (Atchley) Low

The Marriage was Solemnized, by the Rev. GIDEON M. MAPLES, who had married as his 2nd. Wife the Widow MALISSA C. (ATCHLEY) LOW, who was the 6th. Daughter of ISAAC ATCHLEY and 2nd. wife MARY (BOWERS) ATCHLEY, Sister of MARTHA A. (ATCHLEY) SARRETT.

MARRIAGE BOND
  March 14, 1881

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NOW ALL MEN, That we, WILLIAM ATCHLEY and A. P. LOW of the County of Sevier, State of Tennessee, are held and bound unto the State of Tennessee in the sum of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Dollars, to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind our heirs, executors and administrators, and each and every one of us and them, both jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
The Condition of the above Obligation is such, That whereas, WILLIAM ATCHLEY hath prayed and obtained a License to marry Fanny SURRATT. Now, if the Ceremony be performed in the County aforesaid, and there shall not hereafter appear any lawful use why the said WILLIAM ATCHLEY and Fanny SURRATT should not be joined together in Holy Matrimony as Husband and Wife, then this obligation to be void and of no effect; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Witness our hand and seals, the 14th. day of March, 1881.
     LS/ WILLIAM ATCHLEY { Seal }
     LS/ A. P. LOW { Seal }
MARRIAGE LICENSE
  March 14, 1881

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To any Minister of the Gospel having the care of Souls, or any Justice of the Peace of said County - Greeting: You, or either of you are hereby authorized to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony, between WILLIAM ATCHLEY and Fanny SURRATT he the said WILLIAM ATCHLEY, having given bond and security agreeable to the Act of the General Assembly in such case made and provided. Given at the Clerk's Office of said County, this 14th. day of March, 1881.
L/S W. P. MITCHELL, Co., Court Clerk
I Solemnized the Rites of Matrimony between the within-named parties on the 14th. day March, 1881.
LS/ G. M. MAPLES
Aparently this 3rd marriage did not work out. In Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT ATCHLEY General Affidavit of 03 March 1891, for Pension, death of her son WILLIAM J. SARRETT, she states:
"Perhaps about 8 years ago (1883?) I was married again to WILLIAM ATCHLEY, we lived together about one year, when he abandoned me. Since his abandonment, he never contributed any thing to my support".
CIVIL WAR, PENSION for Fanny (WATERS) ATCHLEY Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY filed and was "Rejected" from the Act of 1880. When the Congress Act of June 27, 1890, was issued she filed and received $12.00 per month Commencing Aug. 16, 1890, until her death when WILLIAM D. ATCHLEY, mailed a letter 25 Feb. 1901, to the Federal Pension Commission and she was dropped from the rolls on March 30, 1901. Her Pension was issued at the Knoxville Agency, but not until 24 Aug. 1892. The following are the various documentation, held in the Nation Archives and Records Service, File No. 341, 811. DECLARATION for an ORIGINAL PENSION of a MOTHER No. 1 Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY [REF #70] Sevier County Sep. 02, 1882 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } Personally appeared before me W. P. MITCHELL, Clerk, County Court...FRANCES ATCHLEY formerly SARRETT, a resident of Cattlettburg, Sevier Co., Tenn., age 70 years...makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress, granting Pensions to dependent mothers...That she is the mother of WILLIAM J. SARRETT, who enlisted under the name of Wm. SARRETT, on the 1st. day of December, A.D. 1862. in Co. "K", 2nd. Tenn. Infantry Vol. in the war of Rebellion, who was "Killed in line of Battle, at Stone River Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn. on the 3rd. January, 1863....that she was dependent upon said son for support, the aforesaid JAMES D. SARRETT, who would now be, aged 63 years, and was disabled by a tree falling on him in the year 1860 and who was on the 14th. Feb. 1864 Captured and taken by Rebels to prison at where he died on 04th. Sep. 1864..Applicant remarried on 14 Feb. 1881, to WILLIAM ATCHLEY....that their were surviving at date of said son's death, his sisters, who were under 16 years of age, as follows: ELIZABETH J. SARRETT, b. 18 July, 1849 FRANCES A. D. SARRETT, b. 02 May, 1851 That she has heretofore received NONE nor applied for a Pension.; that she has not aided or abetted the rebellion; that she hereby appoints M. P. THOMAS her attorney to prosecute the above claim. FRANCES { X } ATCHLEY Her mark Attest. LS/ D. P. GASS LS/ PINKNEY MAPLES Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd. day of September, 1882. LS/ W. P. MITCHELL, Clerk County Clerk GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, No. 1 J. M. HAMMER, Physician69 Oct. 16, 1882 STATE of TENNESSEE } } SS: COUNTY of SEVIER } Personally appeared J. M. HAMMER, personally before me D. H. EMEST, County Court Clerk and made oath in due form that he was the family physician of the JAMES D. SARRETT to near the close of the rebellion, when he (James D. Sarrett) left for the Northern States and never saw the said JAMES D. SARRETT again. That in January 1860 he, the said JAMES D. SARRETT sent for him, he found him badly hurt from the falling of a tree...Crippled so that I thought he would never be able to make a hand again by manual labor. He was well acquainted with him, and the family, and continued his family Physician till January 1864, when he went North and never saw him no more. Sevierville, Tennessee Oct. 16th 1882 LS/ J. M. HAMMER Practitioner Subscribed and Sworn to before me this 16 day of October 1882, LS/ D. H. EMEST Clerk, County Court ANDREW P. LAWSON, b. 1836, was the son of ANDREW LAWSON, Sr. In the 1850 Census, (F.G. 481) he was 14 yrs. of age living with his father and two sisters MARY and MARGARET LOWSON. When he was 46 yrs. in 1882 he filed an "Affidavit" on behalf of his neighbor, the Widow Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD/SARRETT/ATCHLEY. The Witness M. P. THOMAS, was her attorney. The Witness G. M. MAPLES, was GIDEON McCAMPBELL MAPLES, son of THOMAS & LYDIA (ATCHLEY) MAPLES, he married twice, first to NANCY J. RUNYAN (1830-1863) and second to the widow MALISSA C. (ATCHLEY) LOW. They can be found in the 1850 Census (F.G. 432) GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, No. 2 ANDREW P. LAWSON [REF: #71] Sevier County Oct. 16, 1882 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } On this the 16th day of October, 1882 Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority A. P. LAWSON, 46 years of age, whom I Certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, who being duly Sworn State in relation to the Claimant of Fanny ATCHLEY of Catlettsbrough No. 296380, Mother of WILLIAM J. SARRETT, dec'd. That he was well acquainted with JAMES D. SARRETT dec'd the father of said Soldier Wm. J. SARRETT, was his nearest neighbor at the time he was "Crippled" and the first man at his house after the accident occurred, he was badly "Crippled" in his right leg by a tree falling on him. Which rendered him unable to labor as long as he livid he being a Farmer; said SARRETT was on or about the 25th day of Feb. 1864. Captured and taken off by Rebels and put in Prison. Where he died on or about the 4th day of September 1864, at Andersonville, Georgia. The said JAMES D. SARRETT was a Poor man, made his living as long as he was able by Farming. He owned some land, but not sufficient to make a support for him and family. He rented land from me at different times and to my knowledge he rented every year from some one or other. After his death his widow suffered nearly all the property belonging to him, by law sold to pay his debts, which failed to wait, and the lands were sold which still left a deficiency of about one hundred dollars. The mother of the Soldier was consequently dependent upon the labor of her son for a support, he being a minor and would have been living at home and she receiving the benefit of his labor. I further know that the Soldier was in the habit of working out from house for the benefit of the family, and that I am not interested in this claim. LS/ A. P. LAWSON Witness LS/ M. P. THOMAS Witness LS/ GIDEON Mc. MAPLES Surrendered and Sworn to before me this 16h day of October 1882. LS/ D. H. EMEST, Clerk JAMES MAPLES, b. 1820 and wife THURZA "Thursey" (MAPLES) MAPLES along with their two sons THOMAS and PINKEY MAPLES can be found in the 1850 Census (F.G. 673) and where neighbors to JAMES D. SARRETT family. the following is his Affidavit. The Witness M. P. THOMAS, was Fanny (WATER) HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY attorney. The other Witness A. P. LOW, was ALEXANDER P. LOW, b. 1837, son of ABNER J. LOW and CHARLOTTE (MAPLES) LOW. GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, No. 3 JAMES MAPLES [REF: #72] Sevier County Oct. 16, 1882 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } On this the 16th day of October, 1882 Personally appeared before me the undersigned authority JAMES MAPLES, 61 years of age, whom I Certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, who being duly Sworn State in relation to the Claimant of Fanny ATCHLEY of Catlettsbrough No. 296380, Mother of WILLIAM J. SARRETT, dec'd. That he was well acquainted with JAMES D. SARRETT dec'd had known him personally since 1846 up to that time he was taken off to Prison in 1864. I lived in 1 1/2 miles of him. I know that on or about the 20th day of January, 1860 the said JAMES D. SARRETT was badly "Crippled" by a tree falling on him and that he remained, so much so that he was unable to work, he went about on crutches. I was one of the Commissioners appointed by the County Court to value the Real Estate of the said JAMES D. SARRETT after his death, which took place in Andersonville, Georgia, Prison on or about the 4th day of September 1864. Said lands and all other property had to be sold to pay debts, I mean all the lands except the Widows Dower and after exhausting all means there, was still deficiency of something over one hundred dollars. I know that said JAMES D. SARRETT was the father of the Soldier Wm. J. SARRETT and that the said FRANCS ATCHLEY the claimant was dependent upon the labor of the Soldier for his support, that I am not interest in this Claim. LS/ JAMES { X } MAPLES His Mark Witness LS/ M. P. THOMAS Witness LS/ A. P. LOW Surrendered and Sworn to before me this 16h day of October 1882. LS/ D. H. EMEST, Clerk After receiving Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY Application and three Affidavit statements, the Commissioner of Pensions sent a memo on 15 Dec. 1882, to the War Department for verification of WILLIAM J. SARRETT service, the War Department responded with the following: WAR DEPARTMENT Adjutant General's Office [REF: #73] Washington Feb. 16, 1883 Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions. WILLIAM __ SARRETT, a Pvt. of Company "K", 2nd. Regiment, Tenn. Inf. Volunteers, was enrolled on the 1st. Day of Dec. 1862, at Sevierville, Tenn. 3 yrs. and is reported on "Muster Out" Roll of Company dated Dec. 15th 1864. Killed in action at the Stone River, 3rd Jan. 1863. Never Mustered. Company was in action there on that date. Name WILLIAM J. SARRETT is not known. Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY filed a second time on the 5th. May 1833, basically the same information as her first one on the 16th. Oct. 1882. She did change her Attorney to M. B. MANCHAN?. The two witness who watched her sign her mark were A. M. McCOWAN and W. W. MONTGOMERY both of the 5th. Civil District, of Sevier Co., TN. Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY, files her Second request for pension...prs DECLARATION for an ORIGINAL PENSION of a MOTHER No. 2 Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY74 Sevier County May. 05, 1883 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } Personally appeared before me W. P. MITCHELL, Clerk, County Court...FRANCES ATCHLEY formerly SARRETT, a resident of Cattlettburg, Sevier Co., Tenn., age 70 years...makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress, granting Pensions to dependent mothers...That she is the mother of WILLIAM J. SARRETT, who enlisted under the name of Wm. SARRETT, on the 1st. day of December, A.D. 1862. in Co. "K", 2nd. Tenn. Infantry Vol. in the war of Rebellion, who was "Killed in line of Battle, at Stone River Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn. on the 3rd. January, 1863....that she was dependent upon said son for support, the aforesaid JAMES D. SARRETT, who would now be, aged 63 years, and was disabled by a tree falling on him in the year 1860 and who was on the 14th. Feb. 1864 Captured and taken by Rebels to prison at where he died on 04th. Sep. 1864..Applicant remarried on 14 Feb. 1881, to WILLIAM ATCHLEY....that their were surviving at date of said son's death, his sisters, who were under 16 years of age, as follows: ELIZABETH J. SARRETT, b. 18 July, 1849 FRANCES A. D. SARRETT, b. 02 May, 1851 That see has heretofore received NONE nor but has Applied for Claim No 296380 for a Pension.; that she has not aided or abetted the rebellion; that she hereby appoints M. B. MANCHAN?, of Sevierville, TN. her attorney to prosecute the above claim. FRANCES { X } ATCHLEY Her mark Attest. LS/ A. M. McCOWAN Of 5th. Civil District LS/ W. W. MONTGOMERY Of 5th. Civil District Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd. day of September, 1882. LS/ W. P. MITCHELL, Clerk County Clerk After some Five years (1882-1887), the Federal Pension Commission Office REJECTED the Widow Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT ATCHLEY, Pension and affidavits request, by "Examiner" CHARLES E. MOTT on 22 Oct. 1887. 75 "Submitted for rejection on the ground of the neglect, and apparent inability of the claimant to furnish proof showing dependence, ________, income, means of support, celibacy, and contributions. This claim has been abandoned (four) years." E. E. M., Exr. It went in front of the "BOARD OF REVIEW" on 16 Nov. 1887. The "Legal Reviewer" was F. WOOD he had a ready made Stamp which read: "Rejected on the ground of Claimants failure after a reasonable time, and due notification, to furnish the necessary evidence to establish the claim". Notification was sent to Claimant on 10 Dec. 1887. It is the opinion of this writer, although there is no specific statement from the Pension Examiner, but the fact of Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT' s marriage to WILLIAM ATCHLEY was the main problem, she did not qualify. (Celibacy.....prs) The Pension Act of June 27, 1890, opened another opportunity for Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT ATCHLEY to file for the Third time. This time she seemed to have a pretty good lawyer JOHN W. ANDES made the application simple, to the point, with little or no items of conflict. (such as the previous two were cluttered with items as William middle initial J. etc.) The two witness her signature mark, Mr. & Mrs. N. A & CHELNESSA ANN SIMS, swore that they have known her for 15 years. Mr. JOHN W. ANDES, also got 7 persons to file "General Affidavit" on behalf of his client FRANCES ATCHLEY. (This was the same lawyer, that prepared her daughter- in-law MARTHA A. (ATCHLEY) SARRETT's widow of SAMUEL H. SARRETT, Application on the same day 12 Aug. 1890...prs) DECLARATION for DEPENDENT MOTHER'S PENSION No. 3 FRANCES (WATERS) HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY76 Sevier County Aug. 12, 1890 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } Personally appeared before me, Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court....FRANCES ATCHLEY, age 78 years, a resident of Catlettsburg, County of Sevier, State of Tennessee, who being duly sworn, declares that she is the mother of WILLIAM SARRETT, who enlisted under the name of WILLIAM SARRETT, on the 1st. day of December, 1862 in Co. "K", Second Reg., Tenn. Infantry...was killed in Battle at Stone River, Jan. 03, 1863 in the war of the Rebellion who died at Stone River, Killed on the 3rd. day of Jan. 1863....That she has Never applied for a pension...That she appoints JOHN W. ANDES of Sevierville, Tenn. her true and lawful attorney...That her Post Office is Catlettsburg, County of Sevier, State of Tennessee. FRANCES { X } ATCHLEY Her mark Attest. LS/ CHELNESSA ANN SIMS LS/ N. A. SIMS Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th. day of August, 1890. LS/ A. L. MARSHALL Chancery Court Clerk GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, No. 1 FRANCES ATCHLEY 77 Sevier County March 03, 1891 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } In the matter of Pension No. 296,380 of FRANCES ATCHLEY and formerly SARRETT and mother of WILLIAM SARRETT Co. "K", 2nd. Reg., Tenn. Infantry; Personally appeared before me JUSTICE of the PEACE..FRANCES ATCHLEY, aged 79 years, a resident of 7th. Civil District in the County of Sevier, State of Tennessee, whose Post Office is Catlettsburg... aged (blank) years a resident of Catlettsburg....being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: On the 22nd. of Oct. 1841, Claimant was married to JAMES D. SARRETT in the presence of ELIJA BALARA(BALLARD)and NANCY THOMAS the marriage ceremony performed by RANDAL HILL, Esq.. WILLIAM J. SARRETT was born 11 Jan. 1843 and was the lawful son of JAMES D. SARRETT and myself. Sometime in the fall or winter of 1862 he left home and joined the Federal Army in Co. "K", 2nd. Reg. Tenn. Infantry and my information is was killed in Battle at Stone River, Tenn. I never seen him since. My husband was a Union man living in Sevier County, Tenn. and sometime during the war perhaps in 1864. The Rebels arrested him on account of his Union sentiments. They took him off put him in some Rebel Prison. Where I learned he died. This leaving me alone to support my family of children. Less I could, perhaps about 8 years (1883?) ago was married to WILLIAM ATCHLEY, we lived together about one year when he abandoned me. Since his abandonment har never contributed anything to my support. I do not own any property, neither have nor personal. Was living with my son SAMUEL H. SARRETT he died a few months since, leaving me without any one living legally having for my support. Being old and in bad health and no one to support me ask the consideration of something from the Government for the sacrifice of my son in my ailing years my family all dead, but one daughter. LS/ FRANCES ATCHLEY Witness LS/ JOHN H. SARRETT Witness LS/ MOLLIE WRIGHT STATE OF Tennessee, COUNTY OF Sevier, Sworn to and subscribed before me I certify that said affidavit is true and I am acquainted with the claimant and I have no interest in said case...she is a credible person. LS/ W. F. ATCHLEY Justice of the Peace Surrendered and Sworn to before me this 7h day of April 1891. LS/ H. M. MARSHALL, Clerk Chancery Court GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, No. 2 D. W. PAYNE 78 Sevier County March 04, 1891 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } In the matter of Pension No. 296,380 of FRANCES ATCHLEY and formerly SARRETT and mother of WILLIAM SARRETT Co. "K", 2nd. Reg., Tenn. Infantry; Personally appeared before me JUSTICE of the PEACE..D. W. PAYNE, aged 52 years, a resident of Boyds Creek in the County of Sevier, State of Tennessee, whose Post Office is Boyds Creek... aged (blank) years a resident of Boyds Creek....being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: "That he knows nothing of WILLIAM J. SERATT the son of the widow spoken of above, but does know something of JAMES D. SERATT. I was in Andersonville prison when JAMES D. SARRETT, was brought in there some time in the summer of 1864. I think in May or June. I new Mr. SARRETT before the War. His son SAMUEL SERATT was in prison with me, when his father was brought in, he JAMES D. SERATT remained in same prison until he died the latter part of same summer. I saw him after he died. He was NOT a soldier and was not connected with the Army in any way, to my knowledge. Was taken to prison for his loyalty to the Government". D. W. PAYNE Witness None Witness None STATE OF Tennessee, COUNTY OF Sevier, Sworn to and subscribed before me I certify that said affidavit is true and I am acquainted with the claimant and I have no interest in said case...she is a credible person. LS/ C. W. FOX Justice of the Peace Surrendered and Sworn to before me this 8h day of April 1891. LS/ H. L. MARSHALL, Clerk Chancery Court GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, No. 3 NANCY (WATERS) THOMAS [REF: #79] Sevier County March 12, 1891 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } In the matter of Pension No. 296,380 of FRANCES ATCHLEY and formerly SARRETT and mother of WILLIAM SARRETT Co. "K", 2nd. Reg., Tenn. Infantry; Personally appeared before me JUSTICE of the PEACE..NANCY THOMAS, aged 67 years, a resident of Boyds Creek in the County of Sevier, State of Tennessee, whose Post Office is Boyds Creek... aged (blank) years a resident of Boyds Creek....being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: @AFFIDAVIT 2 = On the 22nd. of October 1841, FRANCES ATCHLEY married to JAMES D. SARRETT in my presence the marriage ceremony was performed by RANDAL HILL, Esq. WILLIAM J. SARRETT was the legitimate son of JAMES D. SARRETT and FRANCES ATCHLEY, I was present when he was born. She married WILLIAM ATCHLEY some years after and he abandoned her and does not to my knowledge contribute anything to her support." LS/ NANCY { X } THOMAS Her Mark Witness LS/ W. A. BALLARD Witness LS/ A. DUDLEY STATE OF Tennessee, COUNTY OF Sevier, Sworn to and subscribed before me I certify that said affidavit is true and I am acquainted with the claimant and I have no interest in said case...she is a credible person. LS/ C. W. FOX Justice of the Peace Surrendered and Sworn to before me this 14h day of March, 1891. LS/ A. L. MARSHALL, Clerk Chancery Court GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, No. 4 ELIJAH BALLARD [REF: #80] Sevier County March 12, 1891 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } In the matter of Pension No. 296,380 of FRANCES ATCHLEY and formerly SARRETT and mother of WILLIAM SARRETT Co. "K", 2nd. Reg., Tenn. Infantry; Personally appeared before me JUSTICE of the PEACE..ELIJAH BALARA/Ballard, aged 70 years, a resident of Boyds Creek in the County of Sevier, State of Tennessee, whose Post Office is Boyds Creek... aged (blank) years a resident of Boyds Creek....being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: @AFFIDAVIT 2 = On the 22nd. of October 1841, FRANCES ATCHLEY married to JAMES D. SARRETT in my presence the marriage ceremony was performed by RANDAL HILL, Esq. WILLIAM J. SARRETT was the legitimate son of JAMES D. SARRETT and FRANCES ATCHLEY, In the fall or winter of 1862 WILLIAM J. SARRETT left home and joined the Federal Army in Co. "K" 2nd. Reg. Tenn. Infantry and my information is was killed in Battle. LS/ ELIJAH BALLARD Witness None Witness None STATE OF TENNESSEE, COUNTY OF Sevier, Sworn to and subscribed before me I certify that said affidavit is true and I am acquainted with the claimant and I have no interest in said case...she is a credible person. LS/ C. W. FOX Justice of the Peace Surrendered and Sworn to before me this 14h day of March, 1891. LS/ A. L. MARSHALL, Clerk Chancery Court GENERAL AFFIDAVIT, No. 5 WILLIAM A. BIRD [REF: #81] Sevier County March 18, 1891 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } In the matter of Pension No. 296,380 of FRANCES ATCHLEY and formerly SARRETT and mother of WILLIAM SARRETT Co. "K", 2nd. Reg., Tenn. Infantry; Personally appeared before me JUSTICE of the PEACE..WILLIAM A. BIRD, aged 57 years, a resident of 7th. Civil District in the County of Sevier, State of Tennessee, whose Post Office is Boyds Creek... aged (blank) years a resident of 7th. Civil District....being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: I am personally with claimant, FRANCES ATCHLEY for 11 years. He is personally known to her remarriage to WILLIAM ATCHLEY, some time near 7 or 8 years since. They living together something near one year when her husband Wm. Atchley abandoned her and his understanding is said ATCHLEY has never contributed any thing to her support. Since he abandoned her and further state if she has any means of support he has no knowledge of it. She lived with her son who maintained her during his life, but he died something near 12 months ago making no provisions at his death for her support to my knowledge and if claimant has any property either Real or Personal I have no knowledge of it. Further testifies he has lived on her sons Farm for 11 years and to his own knowledge she lives with her children from house to house. Having no permanent home her only son SAMUEL H. SARRETT having died leaving her now without any one legally having for her support. LS/ WILLIAM A. BIRD Witness None Witness None STATE OF Tennessee, COUNTY OF Sevier, Sworn to and subscribed before me I certify that said affidavit is true and I am acquainted with the claimant and I have no interest in said case...she is a credible person. LS/ A. L. MARSHALL Chancery Court Clerk The DEPARTMENT of the INTERIOR, [REF: #82] Bureau of Pensions, Washington D.C. wrote a letter to Attorney George W. Andes, in Sevierville, Tenn. on 04 August, 1891. South Division E. DALL, Ex'r. MATHEIS' No. 296,380 WILLIAM SARRETT Co. "K", 2 Regt., Tenn. Inf. Dear Sir: In the above entitled claim for pension, of FRANCES ATCHLEY as Mother of WILLIAM SARRETT. Whether he had ever been married, and whether he left a widow, child, or children surviving him, referring to the Soldier. Very respectfully, GREEN B. RAUM A Sworn Statement 83 was returned to the Bureau of Pensions, on 26 Sep. 1891 STATE OF TENNESSEE } } SS. COUNTY of SEVIER } Personally appeared WILLIAM D. ATCHLEY, who was a Lieutenant in Co. "B", 6th. Regt. Tenn. Infantry who hereby certify that he was personally acquainted with WILLIAM SARRETT and is personally known to hum never being married and never left any heirs. He states they were close neighbors prior to the war and am personally acquainted with Mrs. ATCHLEY and know her to be his lawful mother. LS/ WILLIAM D. ATCHLEY Surrendered and Sworn to before me this 26h day of Sept., 1891. LS/ A. L. MARSHALL, Clerk Chancery Court Two years later from the date that Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT ATCHLEY filed her (3rd.) Pension Application, on 04 August 1892 the Legal Reviewer for the Pension Commission 84 Mr. McDANIAL recommend: "Approval for Admission, origin of death of Soldier and that claimant is with out other means of support or the contributions of others are not legally bound for her support". The Pension No. 341,811 85 was Issued on 24 Aug. 1892, Commencing with 16 Aug. 1890 (the date the 3rd. Application was filed) at the Rate of $12.00 per Month. This was issued out of the Knoxville Agency. She received this $12.00 per month up until her death 29 Nov. 1900. She received $480 per year for the next 10 years ($4,800) for the death of her son WILLIAM J. SARRETT. On 25 Feb. 1901, WILLIAM D. ATCHLEY sent a letter to the Pension Commission to inform them of Fanny (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT ATCHLEY death. On 04 Nov. 1900 she was dropped from the "Dependent Mother" Rolls of the United States Pension Agency. The following was issued on 30 March 30, 1901 informing the Commissioner of Pensions. U.S. PENSION AGENCY KNOXVILLE, Tenn. March 30, 1901 Certificate No. 341, 811 Class DEPENDENT MOTHER Pensioner: FRANCES SARRETT ATCHLEY Soldier: WILLIAM J. Service: Co. "K", 2nd. Tenn. Vol., Inf. Hon. Commissioner of Pensions: SIR: I have the honor to report that the above-named pensioner who was last paid at $12.00, to 04 Nov. 1900; has been dropped because of Death. Very Respectfully, J. T. WILDER Pension Agent LIFE IN 1900 By 1900 Census 47 , her son SAMUEL H. SARRETT, had died (1890), and we find the 2nd. time widow and abandoned, $12.00 per month Pensioner FRANCES (WATERS), HAGGARD, SARRETT, ATCHLEY (89 yrs), as a "Boarder" with her life long sister and friend NANCY (WATERS) THOMAS (78 yrs). These two sister were being taken care of by Mr. & Mrs. EVANGOTON & SENIE CUMMINGS (Spelling?). See Biographical Profile of SAMUEL H. SARRETT, for the continuation of the dispute of the "Sarrett Homeplace" of 1892...prs DEATH OF "Fannie" (WATERS) HAGGARD\SARRETT\ATCHLEY FRANCES "Fannie" (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT\ATCHLEY, born 14 Feb. 1812, died on 29 Nov. 1900, at the age of 79 Years, 9 Months, and 15 Days. She is buried in the "Adler Branch" Cemetery, Sevier Co., TN. She survived 4 husbands, the Civil War, 3 of her five children (Nancy A. (Sarrett) McCarter and Elizabeth Jane (Sarrett) Hardin were her two children who were living when she died..prs). 4 of her Grandchildren, and one Great-Grand Child. After the death of my Great-Great-Great-Grandfather JAMES D. SARRETT in 1864 she was a widow for 17 some years, when she married WILLIAM ATCHLEY in 1881, which only lasted a year, (It;s been reported she kicked him out because he did not want to work, it was a Sin not to work in the Sarrett household ..prs) then for the next 8 years, she lived with her son SAMUEL H. SARRETT until his death in 1890, latter for the next 10 years, she lived among her two daughters and boarding houses, a total of 35 years of her adult life as a "Widow". FRANCES (WATERS) HAGGARD SARRETT ATCHLEY Mrs. Fannie Sarrett, was one of the strong early pioneers, that has made this country as strong as it is today. Born and matured to adulthood in her home land of Tennessee. Living the hardships of being a widow for so many years. She had no convinces, and probably would not have wanted them because she could not understand them as in her girlhood days. On the other hand she might have welcomed electric lights, milking machines, gasoline engines, and of coarse Supermarkets. The love and regard of her children and appreciation of her neighbors, testified to the high esteem in which she was held. Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Jun. 30, 1990 End of JAMES D. SARRETT, Chapter

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