1830 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., p. 179 HIGGINS HIGGINS 18.104.22.168-211.010.001
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., p. 142 Higgins HIGGINS, Jr. 100.000.011.01-221.201
Higgins Higging, Sr. 89
Benj'm HIGGINS 000.1-000.1
David HIGGINS 000.02-0
Marriages of DV Cty., TN
William HIGGINS to Nancy BUCHANAN, March 18, 1807
John CLINARD to Polly HIGGINS, May 11, 1819. So. May 13, 1819, Joseph LOVE., J.P.
Henry BONER to Margaret HIGGINS, Aug 11, 1819
William H. HIGGINS to Janisha SHELL, Feb. 23, 1828. Sol. Feb. 20, 1828, Wm. H. NANCE, J.P.
Peter HIGGINS to Ann ROGERS, Se. 39, 1839, by Lewis GARRETT Sep. 30, 1838?
Marriages in GI Cty., TN
(Records begin with 1865)
This indendure made between John MOORE of Rutherford Cty., TN and HIGGINS HIGGINS of same Cty. for $1,000 in hand paid, for 200 A on Kelly's Creek, a south branch of Elk River, said land devised to John MOORE by las will and testament of David MOORE dec'd. of DV Cty., Nashville, TN and is to be laid out of the lower end next to the river he the said David MOORE holding about 500 A in one body granted to him by several grants and conveyances unto HIGGINS HIGGINS his heirs and assigns forever......... Witnessed by Larkin JOHNSTON, Nathan WELCH, Isaac HIGGINS and Isaac MAGERS.
Deed of PHILLIPS of Lincoln Cty., $84.09 in hand paid land on Kellis creek a south branch of Elk River in Dist. No. 1, adjoins Solomon BURFORD, DOUGHERTY, with David MOORE'S line . Wit. L. B. HIGGINS, David M. HIGGINS, Philip H. SMITH.
W. F. FRANKLIN use of Fred ALLY vs Mary HIGGINS, Registered Nov 8, 1862
To Any lawful officer to execute and return: you are hereby commanded that of the goods & chattels, lands & tenements of Mary HIGGINS you cause to be made the sum of $400.68 to satisfy a judgment & costs which Wm. F. FRANKLIN use of Fred ALLY obtained before me on the 13th June 1861 ..... Signed 13 June 1861 by R. L. HOLLOWAY, Justice of the Peace.
There being no personal property in my Cty. to be found to satisfy this FI FA, I therefore one levy the same on 175 A of land more or less lying on Kelleys Creek in District No. 1, GI Cty., TN joining the lands of A. R. GARRISON & Wm. E. EDDINS. Levied upon as the property of Mary HIGGINS to satisfy the within FiFA this 13 June 1861. s/L. B. CARTER.
Robert S. HIGGINS & David M. HIGGINS sold to James H. LESTER for $5.00 tract of land in C.D. 1 on waters of Kelleys creek, bounded by A. R. GARRISON, Wm. E. EDDINS, Mariah MCWILLIAMS, about 175 A, for debt owed to Joseph R. DILLANBY for $1500. due 1 Feb 1863.....to secure payment of debt. Wit. E. S. ROSE and A. M. BALLENTINE.
Elizabeth JOHNSTON, who died 1 May 1836 in the 91st year of her age. (b. 1745)
Susannah JOHNSTON died 16 June 1819 in the 38th year of her age.
RICHARD JOHNSON born 1 Jan 1776 in Lincoln Cty., N.C., died 10 Nov 1857.
Mrs. Elixenna, consort of Richard JOHNSON, 15 April 1797 - 28 Dec 1865. Member of Presbyterian Church 51 years.
James JOHNSON, 25 June 1773 - ___ Dec
John JOHNSTON, 13 April 1773 - 2 Oct 1827
Lucinda J. JOHNSON, 25 Sept 1785 - 26 Oct 1864 (believe daughter of John and Lucinda)
Wm. J. JOHNSON, son of John and Lucinda, 22 March - 10 June 1815
JOHNSON - old built-up block tomb - no slab on top
Mathew JOHNSON, 5 Sept. 1783 - 16 Sept. 1865
Sina JOHNSON, 26 Feb 1787 - 29 Jan 1864
Susan M., Wife of James M. JOHNSON 7 Dec 1821 - 22 April 1853
Rebecca JONES b. in A.D. 1766 - d. A.D. 1833
David L. JONES, 5 Dec 1775 - 4 Oct 1848 72-9-28
Abel OLIVE of Stewart Cty., TN to Robinson JOHNSON and Daniel JOHNSON, heirs of Alexander JOHNSTON dec'd. of WL Cty., TN, $900 300A on Big Creek of Richland Creek, crossing said creek. Also another tract of 60A on TAYLOR'S fork of big creek, crossing said creek. Wit. Samuel SHIELDS, Joel LANE and Samuel MONTGOMERY. GI Cty. D.B. B1812, p. 222.
The last will & testament of James JOHNSTON dec'd was produced in ct. and provey by oath of Abernathy JOHNSTON & Matthew JOHNSTON & John JOHNSTON exrs. therein named qualified according to law. GI Cty., TN Ct. Min., p. 79.
William SHEPPERD, Jr., agent for William SHEPPERD, Sr. of North Carolina (no Cty. given) to John JOHNSTON and Matthew JOHNSTON, executors for James JOHNSTON, dec'd., all of the Cty. of Gi., for a bond of $400 given by said William SHEPPERD, Sr. to Joseph MCDOWEL for conveyance of 1000A a part of a tract of land granted by the state of N.C. to John HAYWOOD, formerly of Franklin Cty., NC, which land HAYWOOD convened to said SEPPERD, Sr. and placed in hands of William ERWIN of Burk Cty., NC. Execution to Joseph MCDOWEL, dec'd. sold bond to James JOHNSON, dec'd., which bond the said John JOHNSON and Mathew JOHNSON, executors of James JOHNSON, dec'd., hath this day delivered unto William SHEPPERD, Sr., given granted bargained, aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant and sell unto said John and Mathew .... sell land situate lying and being in the Cty. of Gi. and state of TN in the middle district on the waters of Richland Creek of Elk River, a small creek now known by the name of Haywoods ..... meets and bounds given .... 1,000A more or less. Wit. Joseph ABERNATHY and James TINNIN. GI Cty. D.B. B1812, p. 393.
Isaac JOHNSTON of GI Cty.,TN for natural love and affection which I cherish and bear for my daughter Nancy Bates MAYFIELD as also to her husband Larkin MAYFIELD of said Cty., a negro girl Eliza near 5 years old, one sorrel mare near 5 years old, one bed and furnture and one pot and oven, which shall remain with said Nancy B. and Larkin until I call for them and then the before mentioned property to be delivered to me to have to dispose of with other parts of my property, but if I should never demand .... shall be property of daughter and her heirs. GI Cty. D.B. C1817, p. 6.
Isaac JOHNSTON to Polly A. JOHNSTON his daughter a negro girl Emanda aged 5, a bed and furniture, a roan mare 5 yers old, in her possession until he demands it, or same shall remain hers and the heirs of her body. Wit. Lunsford M. BRAMLETT and E. J. BAILEY. GI Cty. D.B. C1817, p. 7.
Robertson JOHNSTON and Daniel JOHNSTON of WL Cty., TN to Joseph BRADEN Williamson Cty., TN for $1800 300A on big creek of Richland Creek, Taylor's fork of big creek. Also 60A. described in previous deed. GI Cty. D.B. C1817, p. 39.
Harris JOHNSTON from comm. of Pulaski, $126, Lot 55 bounded on the E by Frist St., on south by Washington St. GI Cty. D.B. D1819, p. 167.
John and Matthew JOHNSTON of Gi. to Joseph ABERNATHY, $200 for 100 A on Richland Creek, adj. creek. Wit. James TINNAN. GI Cty. D.B. C1817, p. 288.
John JOHNSTON and Matthew JOHNSTON, exrs. of James JOHNSTON, dec'd., to Jacob MILLER all of GI Cty., TN, for $200 part of NC grant to James HAYWOOD, 100A. Wit. Joab ROSS and Jos. ABERNATHY. GI Cty. D.B. C1817, p. 289.
John JOHNSTON and Matthew JOHNSTON, executors of James JOHNSTON, dec'd., of GI Cty., TN to Richard JOHNSON of same, for $150. 194A being part of the 5,000 A tract granted by state of NC to John HAYWOOD. Wit. Joab ROSS and Jos. ABERNATHY. GI Cty. D.B. C1817, p. 290.
1820 GI Cty., TN Fed. Census
Meredith JOHNSON 020001-10201-0
Elisha JOHNSTON 000001-0-0
John JOHNSTON 030101-01001
James JOHNSTON 000011-3011-4
Richard JOHNSTON 00001-001-7 )
John JOHNSTON 21001-1201-3)
Matthew JOHNSTON 10001-1001-3) All near and/or next to one another
Thomas JOHNSTON 0001-101-3
Benj. JOHNSON 200001-101-0
John JOHNSON 1001-001
Matthew JOHNSTON from Joseph ABERNATHY a negro girl named Mary for $500. Wit. John JOHNSTON. Gils Cty. D.B. E1821, p. 40.
Richard JOHNSTON from James FRAZIER for $480 a negro boy Peter. Wit. Solomon SIMMONS. GI Cty. D.B. E1821, p. 102.
Thos. JOHNSTON to Thos. B. HAYNIE, $493. 78 1/2A on waters of Pidgeon Roost Creek, said JOHNSTON purchased of Thomas PHILLIPS as by deed of 26 Jan 1820 from Thomas PHILLIPS on which said JOHNSTON now lives, part of William T. LEWIS grant, adj. John BRAMLETTS NW corner, on E side of road leading from Pulaski to DAVIS' ford. Wit. George EVERLY and Robert S. SCOTT. GI Cty. D.B. G1826, p. 14. This is apparently the land in deed on p. 270 of the same book, but the page is missing.
Moses PULLEN is indebted to Richard JOHNSTON & Wm. W. LEE, mortgaging his stock, and all other possessions. Wit. Joab ROSS & William PULLEN. GI Cty. D.B. G1826, p. 287.
Richard JOHNSTON to John MCCRACKEN negro man slave named Henry aged about 25, $700. GI Cty. D.B. G1826, p. 283.
Richard JOHNSTON from James LEITCH, 145A and 90 P, $900. Part of John HAYWOOD grant, adj. N.W. corner of said Richard JOHNSTON, adj. William LEE'S corner. Wit. Thomas W. MCNIGHT and John JOHNSTON. GI Cty. D.B. G1826, p. 284.
James JOHNSTON from James LESTER $580. 215A on waters of Elk River, adj. M. H. BUCHANAN. Wit. J. BUFORD and N. BUFORD. GI Cty. D.B. IJ1831, p. 485
James JOHNSTON given power of atty. to sell a slave for Thos. DEAVENPORT of Buckingham Cty., VA. Slave in possession of Robert ROBSON of GI Cty. GI Cty. D.B. G1826, p. 351.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John JOHNSON, dec'd., bearing the date of 16th day of December 1825 was produced in ct. for probate and being read to the ct. and contents thereof duly considered, it is the opinion of the ct. that the same is contradictory, ambiguous and uncertain as to the meaning of testator, the same is therefore not permitted to probate, but required to be retained in the clerk's office of this ct. for safe keeping and on motion of Lucinda JOHNSTON and Matthew JOHNSTON adm. on the estate of said John JOHNSTON dec'd. is granted to them, whereupon they executed bond and security and were qualified as the law directs.
The adms. of the estate of John JOHNSON dec'd. returned into ct. an inventory of said estate which was ordered to be recorded.
Ordered that an order of sale issue to the adm. of the estate of John JOHNSTON dec'd. commanding them to advertize and sell according to law the property mentioned in the inventory by them this day returned the negroes excepted and make return thereof as the law directs.
Ordered that Jacob MILLER, Robert TINNEN, John R. ABERNATHY, William LEE and David MAXWELL or any three of them be appointed commissioners to lay off and allot to Lucinda JOHNSTON, widow of the late John JOHNSTON, dec'd., one years provision according to act of aseembly, and that they make return of said allotment to the next term of this ct.. GI Cty. Ct. Min., Roll 47, pp. 38-39.
Ordered that Lucinda J. JOHNSTON be appointed gdn. of Lucinda J., John W., Richard M., and William R. JOHNSTON, minor heirs of John JOHNSTON, dec'd., whereupon she gave bond and security as the law directs. GI Cty. Ct. Min., Roll 47, p. 75.
James MATTHEWS, Sr. and wife Rebecca of Wilkes Cty., GA; John WILLIAMSON and wife Eliza of Franklin Cty., GA; Catherine FREEMAN of Clark Cty., GA; Lucy CARLTON of Bibb Cty., AL of one part and Elijah JOHNSTON of GI Cty., Tn. $1600. 150A on waters of Richland Creek, adj. USSERY & BOGARD 1000 A tract, WALKER'S line. Land descended to Rebecca MATTHEWS, Eliza WILLIAMSON, Catherine FREEMAN and Lucy CARLTON as heirs and distributees of Robert CARLTON late of the Cty. of Gi. conveyed to him by Jacob BOGARD May 1, 1815, recorded in Bk. B, p. 250. Many witnesses and jurats of various J.P.'s in state of GA and AL. GI Cty. Deed book H1829, p. 237.
John T. JOHNSTON of Lawrence Cty., AL and Washington A. Sale and Duke WILLIAMS of MU Cty., TN. J. T. JOHNSTON for $240 sells 4/5 of a 1/5 , 800A, of tract of land known as the NELSON tract 1,000A which is interest of 4/5 of 1/5 devised to J. T. JOHNSTON, Sally W. JOHNSTON, Meredian C. JOHNSON and Minerva E. JOHNSTON by the late Permenas WILLIAMS, dec'd., to hold free of claims of James HARDY and Sally his wife, Cordial FAIRCLOTH and Meredian C. his wife, and Asa P. HURST and Minerva E. his wife. Wit. Thomas WILLIAMS, Nicholas J. LONG & B. G. JENNINGS. GI Cty. D.B. G1826, p. 462.
Eliza P. JOHNSTON & James M. JOHNSTON minor heirs of John JOHNSTON, dec'd., came into ct. and chose Lucinda JOHNSTON for their gdn. and whereupon the ct. appointed the said Lucinda J. JOHNSTON is appointed gdn. of said minors, who gave bond and security as the law directs. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min., Roll 47, p. 123.
Elijah JOHNSTON from Robt. A. CAROTHERS, $300, 1/2 now and one half in 2 annual payments, 122A, on waters of Robersons fork of Richland Creek. Beginning at James WALKER'S SE corner, adj. Robert KELTON, boundary line of Wm. T. LEWIS grant. Wit. Ebenezer J. SHIELDS and J. C. WALKER. GI Cty. D.B. G1826, p. 482.
Deed Allen HILL to James JOHNSTON both of GI Cty., TN, for $700. 218 1/2A on waters of Pigeon Roost part of a survey by said Hill of John PORTER, bounded beginning in center of Pigeon Roost Creek, John PHILLUP'S mill pond near or in the road as now crossing the creek then N with the middle of the lane to a stake, PHILLUPS'S mill pond down said creek with its meanders to beginning. Wit. Jacob BRYAN, Thomas MARTIN. GI Cty. D.B. H, p. 246-7.
1830 GI Cty., TN Fed. Census
p. 138 John JOHNSON 1001-00001
p. 143 Matthew JOHNSON 2110101-0110001
p. 159 Richard JOHNSON 10000001-120001
p. 163 Hickerson JOHNSON 1100001-110001
p. 165 Robert JOHNSON 0001101-000101 Sons are Andrew & Wm.
p. 168 C. C. JOHNSON 001-02131 (Cozby JOHNSON?)
" Robert JOHNSON 00001101-0000101
p. 172 Robert JOHNSON 01200001-1102001
p. 173 Willy JOHNSTON 0012001-1111
Allen JOHNSON 120001-220101
p. 180 James JOHNSTON 1100101-10100101
Harris JOHNSTON of Marion Cty., AL to Thos. C. PORTER Lot 55 in Pulaski $350. Wit. John H. RIVERS and Charles C. ABERNATHY. GI Cty. D.B. H1829, p. 411.
Hickerson JOHNSTON to Thomas & G. W. MARTIN mortgages crop and personal property for debts. GI Cty. D.B. H1829, p. 433.
James JOHNSTON from Oliver JOHNSTON $100, 100A N of James LEWIS 2,000 A grant, W of John HAYWOOD'S grant in name of William SANDERS, No. 1442, beginning at E corner of LEWIS grant, adj. SHEPPERD, to James JOHNSON (my son). Wit. D. G. ANDERSON and J. JOHNSTON. GI Cty. D.B. I-J1831, p. 276
Aaron V. BROWN to Robert JOHNSTON, $200 110A on Fords Creek of Elk River, adj. tract of land belonging to heirs of HAMILTON, Mrs. Joanna MOSS lately lived. Wit. S. W. EZELL, M. G. MAYFIELD. GI Cty. D.B. I-J1831, p. 309
Willis JOHNSTON from Copeland WHITFIELD $300 50A on Jenkins Creek. Wit. Elias VINSON, John WHITFIELD. GI Cty. D.B. I-J1831, p. 315
Matthew JOHNSTON from Thos. B. HAYNIE, $200 54 1/2A on Richland Creek N end of land he bought from Wm. B. LEWIS. Wit. E. D. JONES and A. BLACK. GI Cty. D.B. I-J1831, p. 237
James JOHNSTON to John W. HALE, $600 for $215A of land on waters of Elk River, bounded by M. H. BUCHANAN. Wit. John E. HOLDEN and Robert J. BUFORD. GI Cty. D.B. I-J1831, p. 220
E. M. MASSEY to William JOHNSTON for $5,000. 650A on Robertsons Fork of Richland Creek, adj. Wm. T. LEWIS original grant, Wm. MCCLURE, dec'd., M. C. DAVIS, E. PATRICK'S line, meanders with a small creek, adj. James MASSEY. Wit. Griffin BAYNE & Thos. PATRICK. GI Cty. D.B. M1836, p. 343.
Maxwell WILSON to David L. JONES, $400 for negro girl Eliza about 17 years old. Wit. Richard JOHNSTON & Matthew JOHNSTON. GI Cty. D.B. N, p. 306
Lucinda J. JOHNSTON, Cynthia A. JOHNSTON, Lawson H. JOHNSTON, James M. JOHNSTON, Eliza P. JOHNSTON of GI Cty. to Matthew JOHNSTON for $150. tract of land in GI Cty. on Richland Creek, beginning on a stake with a beech pointer in Robert TINNEN'S E boundary, then south 56 1/2 degrees East 86 P to a stake with said Matthew JOHNSTON'S line, thence North 34 degrees E 54 P to a beech, thence south 42 degrees E 66 P to a stake in LEWIS' N boundary line and SHEPPERD'S south boundary line thence W 386 P .....a stake on bank of Richland Creek, up said creek to mouth of first drain below TINNEN'S mill, E to sapling in Robert TINNEN'S line.... 162A more or less to aid Matthew JOHNSTON and his heirs against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever in any way set up by through or under themselves and also against all right title claim and interest that may at any time hereafter be set up to any part or portion of the said tract and parcel of land hereinbefore described, John W. JOHNSTON, Richard M. JOHNSTON and William R. JOHNSTON their heirs.... Wit. Richard JOHNSTON, Wm. W. LEE. s/with marks, Lucinda J. JOHNSTON, Sintha A. JOHNSON. The others signed their names as L. H., James M. and Eliza P. JOHNSON. GI Cty. D.B. M1836, p. 137
Wm. JOHNSTON of GI Cty. from David R. WILSON of Sumpter Cty., TN, $850. 84 1/2A on waters of Richland Creek, adj. Simon ELIOTT'S 700 A tract, Hugh LONG boundary. Wit. C. LONG and Oliver N. KELSO. GI Cty. D.B. M1836, p. 129
John CHETHAM to Cosby D. JOHNSON, for love and affection for his daughter Martha Ann with whom she has intermar., intending to advance to her $380. as so much of her marriage portion also for $135. to him in hand paid by Cozby D., 63A on Robertsons Fork of Richland Creek adj. MALONE, ANGUS, TOMLINSON. Wit. Alex JOHNSON. GI Cty. D.B. N1837, p. 219.
Lawson H. JOHNSTON to Sterling FAISON $350. 50A on south side of Elk River, adj. Mrs. HAWKINS, LOCKHARD'S line, land formerly owned by Richard M. JONES. Wit. Abel WILSON & R. M. JONES. GI Cty. D.B. M1836, p. 204.
Lawson H. JOHNSTON to Lucinda I. JOHNSTON, $180 tract of land of which his father John JOHNSTON was seized and possessed at time of his death, 300A more or less, his 1/8th part and undivided interest thereto. Wit. Matthew JOHNSTON & David F. JOHNSTON. GI Cty. D.B. N, p. 307.
Mary DEAVERS to Simon JOHNSTON a slave woman. Wit. William S. DEAVERS and J. T. NORVELL. GI Cty. D.B. M1836, p. 2551.
Simon JOHNSTON and wife Margaret of Sumpter Cty., AL for and in consideration, that James T. NORVELL of GI Cty. has this day paid us $200. for Neely C. DEAVERS who as one of the adms. of Charles DEAVERS, dec'd., was indebted to us for our share in the said estate, and William S. DEAVER has paid also $200. the receipts of both sums hereby acknowledged, quit claim unto said James T. NORVELL and William S. DEAVERS, claims in land, etc. said Charles DEAVERS died possessed. GI Cty. D.B. M1836, p. 306
Cynthia A. JOHNSTON to Lucinda J. JOHNSTON for $200, small negro girl slave named Mary, 3 or 4 years old. Wit. Matthew JOHNSTON, David F. JOHNSTON. (Franklin?) GI Cty. D.B. N, p. 306.
Cyntha A. JOHNSTON to John W. JOHNSTON, for $150. her undivided right, title and claim to tract of land on Haywoods Creek, a tributary of Richland Creek, of which her father the late John JOHNSTON died seized and possessed at the time of his death and on which her mother the widow now resides. Wit. Matthew JOHNSTON & David F. JOHNSTON. GI Cty. D.B. N, p. 307.
The last will and testament of John W. SMITH was produced in ct. and the execution thereof proven by the oaths of J. J. P. LINDSEY and James JOHNSTON the subscribing witnesses to the same and was ordered to be recorded. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min., p. 24.
Deed William JOHNSON to John JOHNSON, $1600 for 84 1/2A on Richland Creek, adj. Hugh LONG, Lemon ELIOTT'S heirs. Wit. H. W. WILLIAMS amd Samuel C. JOHNSTON. s/William JOHNSTON. GI Cty. D.B. N, p. 232.
Ordered that William JAMES, J. C. WALKER, W. CALLAHAN, Wm. USSERY, David HILL, Abraham RAMSAY and Duncan MCINTIRE or any five of them be appointed a jury to view and report upon the propriety of turning a part of the Huntsville Road near Elijah JOHNSON, beginning at the NE corner of his farm and running so as to intersect the old road at Robrtsons Fork... And also to view and report on propriety of turning said road as contemplated and wished. William COLLINS and make report to next term of this ct.. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min.
John JOHNSON to David BAKER for $2,000, 150A on Weakley's creek, part of NC grant to Robert WEAKLEY, adj. Walter M. HILLS, David BAKER, Levi REED. Wit. John TINNEN and James HAIL. GI Cty. D.B. N1837, p. 53.
John JOHNSON of GI Cty., TN to Levi REED, for $500, 50A, part of Robert WEAKLEY'S grant, adj. Simon ELLIOTT, Levi REED, ELLIOTT'S line. Wit. John TINNEN and James HAIL. GI Cty. D.B. N1837, p. 53.
The last will and testament of Isabella JOHNSON dec'd. was produced in ct. and the execution thereof proven by the oaths of Ephraim PATRICK and John M. PATRICK the subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered to be recorded. And thereup John MONTGOMERY the executor appointed by said testatrix in said will gave bond and security and was sworn according to law to execute the same. p. 152.
John J. MONTGOMERY, executor of Isabella JOHNSON, dec'd., petition to sell 2 slaves Maria and Phillis, consent of all parties concerned and interested, it appearing to the ct. that it is necessary in order that equitable distribution of the proceeds may be effected and according to the will of Isabella JOHNSON, dec'd.. Ordered that sale be held at public auction on credit until the 1st of January 1839. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min.
John MONTGOMERY adm. of the will annexed of Isabella JOHNSON dec'd returned to ct. an account of sales of the estate of said dec'd. which was ordered to be recorded. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min. p. 187.
It appearing to the satisfaction of the ct. that Elijah JOHNSON A citizen of Gi. Cty. hath departed this life intestate at his usual residence in said Cty. and William JOHNSON and Samuel S. MONTGOMERY having applied to the ct. for letters of adm. on the estate of said Elijah JOHNSON dec'd. and they having given bond approved and security and been sworn as the law directs it is ordered that Letters of Administrtion on the estate be granted and issued to them accordingly. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min., p. 261.
Ordered that John C. WALKER, John L. HENDERSON and John J. MONTGOMERY be appointed commissioners to allot and set apart to Nancy JOHNSON widow of Elijah JOHNSON dec'd. one years support for herself and family out of the estate of said dec'd. husband according to law and that they make report to the next term of this ct.. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min. p. 262.
Archibald HYLES to James JOHNSTON, $25.38 HYLES is in debt. Mortgages 100A on Pigeon Roost, to be sold if debts not paid. GI Cty. D.B. N1837, p. 434.
William JOHNSTON and Samuel J. MONTGOMERY adms. of Elijah JOHNSTON dec'd. returned into ct. an inventory and account of sales of the estate of said dec'd. which were ordered to be. recorded. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min.
John J. MONTGOMERY and others who were appointed commissioners to allot one years support to Nancy J. JOHNSTON widow of Elijah JOHNSTON dec'd. made a report to be recorded. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min. p. 291.
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Census - JOHNSON (NO JOHNSTON)
p. 16 Wm. 000.000.001-110.11
17 H. 121.000.1-101.100.1
17 Sam'l 011.010.1-000.300.1
18 James 101.100.01-000.100.1
21 James 100.001-210.01
21 T. W. 000.02-0
23 J. D. 211-010.001
26 Cosby 000.001-100.1
86 L. J. 000.22-000.010.01 (Next Door to )
86 Richard 010.000.001-103.000.1 )
86 Wm. 210.000.1-111.001.01
88 Peterson 100.01-100.01 Born ca 1811-1820 (Age 20-29)
92 Daniel 100.001-021.001
94 Matthew 011.001-211.001
95 John 000.01-100.01
139 D. D. 100.01-000.01
143 Stephen W. 011.200.1-102.000.1144
148 Rob't 000.110.001-011.100.1
151 J. A. 000.001-100.1
151 Benj'n 000.010.001-000.021.001
155 John 000.020.01-001.210.02
159 S. W. 110.01-100.001
JAMES M. JOHNSON and William R. JOHNSON to Richard M. JOHNSON for $300. their rights, title and interest in undivided tract of land on Haywoods creek, that the late John JOHNSON died seized and possessed. s/James M. JOHNSON and W. R. JOHNSON. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 549.
Thomas HAMILTON to David F. JOHNSON $1400, 241 3/4A on waters of Richland Creek, adj. Martin ARMSTRONG'S 5,000 A grant, crosses Lot No. 8, crosses BUCHANAN'S Creek, a cave spring, adj. Thomas HAMILTON'S 300 A tract, which said tract of 241 3/4A he bought of the estate of John MCNAIRY, dec'd., by deed from Benjamin LITTON, Clerk & Master of Chancery Ct. at Franklin TN dated 16 Aug 1842. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 129.
Matthew JOHNSTON to Sinah Harriet BRADEN, wife of Jacob BRADEN, for natural love and affection I have for my daughter Sinah Harriet, give to my said daughter a negro woman Elvira of yellow color about 26 years, and her 3 children, Horace, Kiziah and William now in possession said daughter, free from power or control of her husband, said slaves and their increase to such child or children of my said daughter. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 267.
Willis W. ASHFORD to Peterson JOHNSON for $116,A not given, in CD 4, R 1, S 2 out of Entry for Alexander MCDONALD. Wit. David ROBINSON, Archilaus W. WALKER. GI Cty., D.B. Q, p. 349.
Samuel JOHNSTON deed of trust to J. W. BRIGGS. He is in debt and mortgages property contingent on his making certain payments to clear the defts, otherwise the property to be sold. GI Cty. D.B. Q, p. 306
Peterson JOHNSON to Martha JOHNSON, $116 for land in Dist. 4, Range 1, Sec. 2, adj. entry of Alexander MCDONALD, Bluford GRIFFIN'S spring. Wit. Wm. D. ABERNATHY. GI Cty. D.B. Q, p. 349.
John A. JOHNSON to John WRIGHT. On Nov. 28, 1840 John and Isabella PLOWMAN gave deed of trust to JOHNSON. 18 Dec 1841 John WRIGHT was highest bidder. Conveying land owned by PLOWMAN. GI Cty. D.B. Q, p. 388.
Nancy H. KERCHIVAL, exrx. of Samuel KERCHIVAL one undivided half of land in Dist. 5 containing 390A on dividing ridge between Shoat's creek, adj. David &Thomas STEELE, part of James ROBINSON'S grant.... she is in debt and selling her share. GI Cty. D.B. Q, p. 507.
Charles LONG to John JOHNSTON for $400, 14A on Little dry Creek, part of grant to said LONG, assignee of George LOCKE & C. L. & J. P. WALL, adj. Hugh LONG, Ash FORD, JOHNSTON'S NW corner. Wit. T. F. MAYFIELD. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 18.
Lucinda J. JOHNSON, Jr. to John W. JOHNSON $170. her undivided claim & int. in land on Haywood Creek, where her late father John JOHNSTON, where her mother now lives. Wit. James M. JOHNSON & R. M. JOHNSON. s/L. J. JOHNSON, Jr. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 539.
Samuel JOHNSON to James JOHNSON for $1.00. On 12-25-1843 Samuel JOHNSTON in 3 notes payable to Thomas MARTIN. This is deed of trust to guarantee payment of debts. Property is land on Richland Creek, where he resides, adj. by William R. DAVIS, John PHILLIPs, Wm. MCKISSACK and Spencer CLACK. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 72.
Planters Bank of TN to Richard JOHNSON for $1800, 308 1/2A on Richland Creek, adj. tract sold by Andrey FAY to James BUFORD, BUNCOMBE heirs. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 180.
Joseph B. MOORE by his Atty. Robert GORDON and William J. COMPTON and wife Rosemary to Matthew JOHNSON. Nov 7 1842 Samuel S. SMITH and Rees W. PORTER obtained judgment against William COMPTON, property sold to highest bidder being Matthew JOHNSON for 175A on Blue Creek, adj. DODSON, ..... other properties involved. Wit. A. WRIGHT and Thos. D. ELDRIDGE. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 241.
Robert JOHNSON to Andrew and William JOHNSON, his two sons, in consideration of love and affection as well as that they will enter into agreement with Robert and his wife Susanna during their lifetime and for their maintenance and suppont 1/3 of the production of cleared land, convey to the 2 sons land in CD 2, on Ford's Creek, adj. Wells, 109A. Wit. James PATTERSON and C. C. ABERNATHY. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 109.
Lucinda J. JOHNSON, sr. to John W. JOHNSON $150. her undivided interest in land on Haywood Creek of which her husband John JOHNSON died seized and possessed, where she now lives. Wit. Lawson H. JOHNSON and W. R. JOHNSON. s/Mrs. Lucinda J. JOHNSON, Sr. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 539-40.
David F. JOHNSON to Hiram BASS $4,000. 241 1/4A on Leatherwoods Creek and Buchanans Creek, Adj. Lot 8 of E boundary of 3,000 grant to Martin ARMSTRONG... adj. Thomas HAMILTON. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 403.
Andrew JOHNSON to William JOHNSON, for $1845 to be paid for his interest in land where his father Robert lives. GI Cty. D.B. R, p. 456.
The last will and testament of Elizabeth JOHNSTONE was produced in ct. and offered for probate and no objection being made thereto the same was proven in part by the oaths of William ATKINS one of the subscribing witnesses threto and that it be filed in this ct.. GI Cty. Ct. Min., p. 176.
The last will and testament of Elizabeth JOHNSTON dec'd. was heretofore provein in part by the oath of James ATKINS, Jr. was that day again produced in ct. and fully proven by the oath of David Crook the other subscribing witness thereto and was ordered to be recorded.
It appearing to the satisfaction of the ct. that Elizabeth JOHNSTONE a resident of Gi. Cty. hath departed this life at her usual residence in said Cty. having first made and published her last will and testament in writing which has been duly admin-istered to probate in this ct. and Presley W. Phelps, the Exr. therein appointed to execute the same having applied to this ct. for letters testamentary upon the estate of said dec'd., and he having given bond and security and been sworn as the law directs, it is therefore ordered that such letters be granted and issued to him accordingly. GI Cty. Ct. Min., p. 184.
Ordered that James BUFORD, G. A. REYNOLDS, Matthew JOHNSON, Richard JOHNSON, William W. LEE, John M. LEE and W. R. JOHNSON or any five of them be appointed a jury to view and mark a road from HAYWOOD Bridge on the Turnpike Road to the old Columbia Road the best route, and that they make report to this ct. at or before the next March term thereof. GI Cty. Ct. Min., p. 205-6
Presley W. PHELPS executor of Elizabeth JOHNSTONE dec'd. returned inventory and account of sales of said dec'd. which was ordered to be recorded. GI Cty. Ct. Min., p. 220.
James M. MORRIS, Trustee vs Mariah E. JOHNSON et als
Mariah E. JOHNSON and her children Ann E., Sina A., James S. E. Field, and Rebecca S. JOHNSON, minors under 21, their gdn. David F. JOHNSON would show that on 26 Dec 1861 David F. JOHNSON conveyed to MORRIS slaves, crops, etc. registered in Bk. BB, p. 293 and 294 deed, including dwelling house and about 250A which his wife Mariah held in her own right by deed of gift from her father Richard JOHNSON, dec'd., and on which the David F. and Mariah were then living until spring and summer of 1865 when not occupied by the United States Army it was by Confederate troops and during said occupation and the contending enemies no profit was realized from farm, stock and much of stock lost by imprisonment and marauding parties. He sold the crop of cotton to W. G. S. ANDERSON for $568 in July 1862 and applied the money to payment of the debts of said David F. ... in 1862 which was exchanged by said Mariah for domestic and factory goods for herself and family .... David in 1867 rented parted of the farm to John R. JOHNSON .... he borrowed money from Mrs. Erixenna JOHNSON .... conveyed by deed the farm, etc. to Mariah. Vol. 10, Chanc. Ct. Min., pp. 304-311.
1865 Nancy OLIVER (will written and probated 1865) To Grand daughter Caroline OLIVER one bedsted, bed, two quilts, two sheets, one coverlet, blanket, one centerpiece, cupboard, bureau, looking glass, silver spoon. To Grandson Jefferson OLIVER 5 sheep, cow one desk. To Granddaughter Charlotte OLIVER bedstead, bed, two quilts, two sheets, one coverlet, blanket, center-piece, chest. To Daughter Ann OLIVER one clock, set tablespoons, table, set cane bottom chairs. To Grandson William OLIVER one cow, sheep. To Albina MCNAIRY one counterpane.
Exr.: ------, Witnesses: C. LEATHERMAN, S. ABERNATHY
Inventory of notes, accounts & money that has come to hands of Jas. S. EWING & W. A. DYSART, adms. of Nathaniel BIVENS, dec'd. and inventory of property sold to highest bidder 11-11-1865
Due Bill on Dr. M. M. JOHNSON Judgement against WM. BRADSHAW of $185, with credit of $100 3-1-1861.
File Box L-6, Case 1136, filed 1854, Woodruff Files, Parker & White
William L. LOCK & Others vs Andrew J. KEATH
Andrew J. KEATH died intestate in GI Cty. in July 1854 leaving surviving
his widow Eliza and his children
I. Daniel J. KEATH
II. Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin ASHWORTH
III. Catherine, wife of Leonard GRAVES
IV. Dorothy Ann, wife of John A. CARTER
V. Martha B. KEITH
VI. Easter A. KEITH, wife of John WILLIAMS
VII. Andrew J. KEITH
VIII. Alexander KEITH died about 1844 leaving 6 children
1. Susan C. KEITH 2. Samuel J. KEITH
3. Andrew S. KEITH 4. Albert R. KEITH
5. Meshack H. KEITH 6. Elizabeth M. A. KEITH
and widow Nancy W. KEITH - all of the chilren died except 4. Their mother moved to Missouri.
IX. William KEITH died before his father leaving 4 children
1. John J. KEITH 2. Mary Isabella KEITH
3. Thomas E. KEITH 4. William KEITH
Andrew J. KEITH at the time of his death owned about 340 A of land on the waters of Big Creek adjoining the lands of Daniel J. KEITH, Daniel A. ALEXANDER, Andrew YOKLEY and others. William L. LOCK was appointed Adm. of the estate.
Land was sold through Chancery Ct. of GI Cty. for division on January 5, 1865. Inventory was filed in the case. A gdn. bond from Washington Cty., Illinois; Andrew S. KEITH was gdn. of Elizabeth M. A. KEITH, dated October 5, 1859.
The dec'd. sons Alexander and William resided in IL. John A. CARTER and wife Dorothy Ann lived in state of IL. Martha B. KEATH mar. Adison B. GARRETT. R. H. ALLEN testified that Daniel and Alexander MOR-ROW cousins of Andrew J. KEITH and one of them was a brother-in-law and were near neighbors. Milton E. ALEXANDER became the purchaser of Tract #1. Daniel J. DUGGER became the purchaser of Tract #2.
1820 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., Andrew KEITH 211.11-310.1 5M, 4F = 9 ch
1830 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., Andrew KUTH 001.210.01-121.110.1 *4M, 6F=10
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., Andrew KEATH 001.000.01-001.200.01 = 1M, 3F
1830 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., A. B. KEITH 000.01-000.01
1830 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., A. KEITH 000.01-000.01
1830 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., James ASHWORTH 200.000.1-231.001 - p. 162
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., p. 150 Andrew KEATH 001.000.01-001.200.01 1 M 10/14, 1 F 10/14, 2 F 15/19
1840 Census Daniel J. KEATH in BARNES HH? # I in will
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., p. 151# II in will B. ASHWORTH 100.01-110.01
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., p. 137 L. H. GRAVES 101.001-110.01# III in will she is 20/29
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., p. 150 J. A. CARTER 000.01-000.1 # IV in will she is 15/19
1840 Martha in hh of parents unmar. # V in will, b. 1826 in 1850 census
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., p. 150 # VI in will she is 30/39 John WILLIAMS 001.001-221.001
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed.Cen., p. 137 # VII in will he is 30/39 A. J. KEATH 000.001-220.01
1840 Alexander not in Gi. unless in another hh
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., p. 150 # VIII in will he is 20/29 W. W. KEATH 000.01-100.01
Will of B. F. KIMBROUGH
I, Benjamin F. KIMBROUGH, being of sound mind and disposing memory knowing my Mortality and that it is appointed to all men once to die, I therefore make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.
1st I recommend my soul to God who gave it my Body to be buried in a Christian like manner and after all burial and funeral expenses is paid out of any means or money that be on hand at my decease
2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth S. KIMBROUGH all the remaining part of my property both real and personal to dispose of at her will and pleasure either by will deed or otherwise as may please her to do and further appoint my believed wife E. S. KIMBROUGH my sole executrix of this my last will and testament and advise that as soon as convenient after my decease that this will be put in force and desire the ct. to ask nor exact any bond of her my reason for giving all my estate to my wife is that I received it by her from her fathers estate and consider it lawfully her right. Given under my hand and seal day and date above written.
Signed in the presence of us
Test: N. B. COBB &S. S. WHITE B. F. KIMBROUGH
Probated May 13, 1889, Will S. EZELL, Clk.
1840 MU Cty., TN Fed. Cen.:
LEFTWICH: Joel 102.001-000.001 p. 351
John B. 020.011-000.001 p. 337
Susan 1101-020.001 p. 339
Thomas A. 122.210.01-010.101 p. 375
1843 Lewis Cty. formed from Hickman, Maury, Wayne and Lawrence. The book MU Cty.Neighbors by Lightfoot contains a history of Lewis Cty. wherein is stated among the first Cty. officials was one Jesse LEFTWICK, a constable. In the 1850 census is listed Joel LEFTWICH, age 49, Physician, b. VA. Wife Mary T. 41 VA, Francis L. 21 VA, Addison L. 14 TN, Susan E. 9 TN, Washington T. 6, TN, Joel W. 4 TN, Ladonia M. V. 1 TN, 6 students and boarders, John S. LEFTWICH 16 TN.
Also listed on previous page is a John M. OLIVER 25, Shoemaker, TN
1874 See "GI Cty. Will Abstracts 1814-1900" Clara M. PARKER. p. 77.
Made 16 Dec 1818 by Thomas WILLIAMS of Lauderdale Cty., AL and John LOWRY of GI Cty., for $350.00, land on waters of Sinking Creek, a south branch of Elk River. Adj. occupant survey in name of James WILLIAMS and granted to William T. LEWIS, tract of William LYTLE, 35 A in all. Wit. Green B. LOVING & Alexander HOOD. GI Cty., TN D.B. D, p. 396
S. S. MONTGOMERY and Ann S. JOHNSON, Adms. of the Goods & Chattels Rights and Credits of Elijah JOHNSON, Dec'd. To Jas. B. LOWRY, Made 26 Oct 1843. Elijah JOHNSON in His lifetime Bound Himself in an Obligation in the Following Words and Figures to Wit: I Elijah JOHNSON Bind Myself to Pay to William H. MEADOWS $10,000.00 the Conditions of this Obligation in Such That Whereas the Said William H. MEADOWS Has this Day Purchased of Me for $5,000 on the Following Payments to Wit, One Third to Be Paid.... a Tract of Land in GI Cty. in Dist. 15 Bounded as Follows: Adj. WALKER'S SE Corner, Thence ..... All the Lands I Own on Robinsons Fork 280 Acres More or Less, to Make Sufficient Title in Fee Simple , Last Payment to Be Void this 24th of Aug 1838.... the William H. MEADOW Did on the 25th Day of Oct 1843 for $3,600.00. We, MONTGOMERY & JOHNSON Convey this Land to James B. LOWRY Tract Containing 280 Acres More or Less, in Dist. 15, Adj. Sw Corner of USSERY & BOGARD'S 1,000 Acre Tract, to Stake on WALKER'S E. Line, South with His Line, Adj. 150 Acre Tract Belonging to CARLETON, Thence E. To a Tree Marked as a Corner on the N. Side of Robinsons Fork, Collins Sw Corner, Wit. Aaron X. STEELE, Franklin A. STEELE. D.B. R, p. 47
Roll 65, Wills & Estate Settlements, p. 27 - 28, GI Cty., TN, James B. LOWRY Will Written 6-11-1864, names wife Elizabeth, and 3 children David A., John T. & Sarah Jane PICKENS. Wife to receive 200 A. Exor John T. LOWRY, Wit. S. G. CALVERT and Lewis S. HODGE.
James B. LOWRY. Will written 1864. See GI Cty. Will Abstracts (Parker). p. 159.
See Reminiscenes of the Early Settlement and Early Settlers of MCNAIRY Cty., TN, by Gen. Marcus J. WRIGHT.
See A Brief Sketch of the Settlement & Early History of GI Cty., TN - MCCALLUM 1876.* *
Summoned to serve as jurors at next Circuit Ct. to be holden 2nd Monday in April next, to wit: Tyree ROADS, Nelson PATTERSON, James BUMPASS, Robert BUCHANAN, James MCDONALD, Samuel JONES, Hardy HIGHTOWER, John MONTGOMERY, Pleasant MOORE, John DICKEY, Arthur HICKS, William MAYFIELD, Samuel SHIELDS, Jarrett MANIFEE, Thomas HARWOOD, William PRICE, James PAINE, Joel LANE, William MCDONALD, Nathaniel MOODY, Charles BUFORD, Thomas WESTMORELAND, Robert MCNAIRY, Robert OLIVER, Buckner HARWELL, Jr. & James DUGGER. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min., p. 301.
At a Circuit Ct. begun & held for the Cty. of GI on the 10th day of April 1815 at the house of Isaac SMITH in the Town of Pulaski. Present the honorable Archibald ROANE, Judge.
Jurors summoned: Tyree RODES, Nelson PATTERSON, James BUMPASS, Robert BUCHANAN, James MCDONALD, Samuel JONES, John MONTGOMERY, Pleasant MOORE, Hardy HIGHTOWER, John DESHONG, Arthur HICKS, William MAYFIELD, Samuel SHIELDS, Jarrett MENIFEE, Thomas HARWOOD, William PRICE, James PAINE, Joel LANE, William MCDONALD, Nathaniel MOODY, Charles BUFORD, Robert MCNAIRY, Robert OLIVER & James DUGGER. GI Cty., TN Ciruit Ct., p. 229.
1820 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., Robert MCNAIRY 010.101-311.01-16 (45/+)
1830 GI Cty., TN Fed. Cen., p. 208, Duncan MCNAIR 001.110.001-002.110.01
p. 213 Preceeded by BRADLEYS
Robert MCNAIRY 000.110.001-001.000.01 (60/70)
John YARBORROUGH 301.000.1-010.000.1
G. H.? MCNAIRY 200.01-000.01
1831 Will of Robert MCNAIRY - I lend to wife Anne MCNAIRY during her lifetime the houses attached to farm where I now live and as much of farm as necessary to cultivate, also negroes Jim, Balaam, Isaac, Nice, Nancy and 4 cows, calves, horses, all hogs, sheep, farming tools, household and kitchen furniture. To daughter Elizabeth DICKSON and where she now lives. To son John H. MCNAIRY tract of land where he now lives. To son Francis S. MC NAIRY tract of land. To daughter Elizabeth DICKSON land where she now lives. To daughter Amanda MACLIN wife of James Z. MACLIN tract of land also negroes Polly, John, Isaac to be under control of my sons John H. and Francis MCNAIRY in trust for daughter Amanda.
The balance of land to be sold and proceeds to be equally divided among my daughters Sarah HARWELL, Caty HARWELL, Musadora BUTLER, Caroline Bell WILSON and Mary Ann MCNAIRY and their heirs.
To daughter Elizabeth DICKSON negro Little Isaac. To son Francis MCNAIRY at death of wife Ann, negro man Jim. To son John H. MC NAIRY at death of wife negro man David and my blacksmith tools. Negro man David to remain with wife during her life and work as a blacksmith for her. To daughters Sarah and Caty HARWELL two negroes Moses and Lucinda. To daughter Mary Anne MCNAIRY negroes Abram, his wife Hannah and her children Henry, Minerva, Malinda, one pare, cows, calves, bed and furniture, spinning wheel, bureau, chairs.
Money to be divided among all children at wife's death.
Exr.s John H. MCNAIRY, Francis S. MCNAIRY
Wit. Charles C. Abernathy, Ira Tarpley, John Tarpley
Codicil 1831 I bequeath to wife Anne and daughter Mary Ann in additon to what is given them the proceeds of my cotton crop last year and the one growing now, they are to pay physicians bill and funeral expenses.
Wit. N. A. MCNAIRY, John MCNAIRY
Know all men by these presents that whereas John MCNAIRY, Sr. of the Cty. of DV in the state of Tennessee by his certain Writing Obligatory under seal his own proper hand being thereto affixed bearing datae of 11th day of August 1831 bound himself his heirs etc. to convey to Robert MCNAIRY of GI Count in said state or his heirs etc. the tract of land hereinafter described and whereas since the execution of said Writing Obligatory or title bond the said Robert MCNAIRY hat departed thsi life after having made and executed his last will and testament in and by which he the said Robert MCNAIRY devised to his heirs therein named the said tract of land reserving a life estate in a certain part thereof to his widow Anna . And whereas the said John MCNAIRY senior being willing to convey said land in conformity to the said last will and testament of the said Robert MCNAIRY dec'd., doth by this indenture made this 9th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty two for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand eight hundred and seven dollars to him the said John MCNAIRY senior in hand paid by the said Robert MCNAIRY dec'd. in his life time the receipt where of is is hereby acknowledged give, grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto Elizabeth DIXON, Hubbard S. HARWELL and Sarah his wife, Samuel HARWELL and Caty his wife, Francis L. MCNAIRY, John H. MCNAIRY, Alfred WILSON and Caroline Bell his wife, Henry T. BUTLER and Musidora his wife and Francis S. MCNAIRY and John H. MCNAIRY in their own right and as trustees appointed in said will for Amanda MACLIN wife of James Z. MACLIN, all heirs and devisees of the said Robert MCNAIRY dec'd. the following tract or parcel of land in GI Counto to be subject to the devisees and loans mentioned in said Will and testament to wit: Beginning at a Lynn Charles POLKS North East corner running thence North four hundred and fourteen P to a beech sugar tree and white oak thence East passing ISBELLS improvement at 242 1/2 P Leatherwood creek, in all five hundred and seventy one and a fourth P to a beech thence south at 246 P a bend of Buchanan's creek in all four hundred and fourteen P to two beeches on the side of a ridge thence crossing Buchanan's Creek and Leatherwood's creek to the beginning, containing fourteen hundred and seventy eight A with all the appurtenances and all the estate right title interest property claim and demand of the said John MCNAIRY, Senior, of in and to the same. To have and to hold the lands hereby conveyed with all and singular the premises and every part and parcel thereof with every of the appurtenances into the said heirs and devisees of the said Robert MCNAIRY dec'd. in the manner expressed in and under he provisions of the last will and testament of the said Robert MCNAIRY dec'd. & their heirs and assigns forever. And the said John MCNAIRY, Senior, for himself his heirs executors, and adms. doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said heirs and devisees and their assigns by these presents that the premises before mentioned now are and forever herafter sales dowers rights and title of dower Judgments Executions titles troubles charges and incumbrances Watsoever done or suffered to be done by him the said John MCNAIRY Senior. And the said John MCNAIRY his heirs all and singular the premises hereby bargained and sold with the appurtenances unto the said heirs and devisees of the said Robert MCNAIRY dec'd. and their assigns against him the said John MCNAIRY Senior and his heirs andall and every other person or persons whatsoever doth and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said John MCNAIRY, Senr. hath hereunto set his had and affixed his seal this the day and year above written. s/John MCNAIRY. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of N. A. MCNAIRY and Oblesby SCRUGGS.
State of Tennessee
DV Circuit Ct. May term 1832
This intendure of bargain and sale between John MCNAIRY of the one part and the heirs and devisees of Robert MCNAIRY of the other part was proved in open ct. to be the act and deed of said MCNAIRY by the oaths of N. A. MCNAIRYa nd Oglesby SCRUGGS the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be registered - tax paid.
Teste - Jacob MCGAVOCK, Clerk of said ct.
A refunding bond from FRANCIS L. MCNAIRY and his securities to Alexander Black, Esq., chairman of the Cty. Ct. of GI was produced in ct. and the exectuion proven according to Act of Assembly by Robert DICKSON and Alexander TARPLEY, the subscribing witnesses thereto andf was ordered to be spread as full length in the minutes: which bond is in the words and figures following to wit:
Know all men by these presents that we Francis L. MCNAIRY and Samuel HARWELL and John H. MCNAIRY all of the Cty. of GI and State of Tennessee are held and firmly bound to Alexander BLACK Esq., Chairman of the Cty. Ct. of GI Cty. and his successors in office, in the sum of $1200 current money to be paid to the said Alexander BLACK or his successors in office or assigns, to which payment well and truly to ........ dated 20 Feb 1834..... The condition of the above obligation is such that all debts truly owing by ROBERT MCNAIRY, DECEASED, shall be ..... Francis L. MCNAIRY shall refund by his rasseable? part of that debt or debts out of the part or his share of the estate of Robert MCNAIRY. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min., p. 60.
Richard C. BLOW, deed of trust to Francis L. MCNAIRY. BLOW owes John H. MCNAIRY ... to secure debt, a gray mare, cow and calf, sow and 5 pigs, poplar bedstead, feather bed and furniture , 2 tables, 6 chairs, 2 trunks. s/Richard BLOW, John H. MCNAIRY, Francis L. MCNAIRY. Wit. Paschal TARPLEY & Robert DICKSON. GI Cty. D.B. M, p. 43.
Ordered that Administrtion on he Estate of Francis L. MCNAIRY dec'd. be granted to Mary P. MCNAIRY and John H. MCNAIRY whereupon they gave bond and security and were sworn according to law. GI Cty.,TN Cty. Ct. Min., p. 71.
Ordered that William B. PEPPER, Alexander TARPLEY and Paschal TARPLEY be appointed commissioners to allot to Mrs. Mary P. MCNAIRY, widow of Francis L. MCNAIRY dec'd. one years part out of the estate of her said husband according to law and that they make report to the next term of this ct.. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min.
William B. PEPPER, Alexander TARPLEY and Paschal TARPLEY who were appointed commissioners to allot and set apart one years Provisions to Mrs. Mary P. MCNAIRY widow of Francis L. MCNAIRY dec'd. made a report in that behalf and no objections being made thereto, the same was rodered to be recorded. GI Cty.,TN Cty. Ct. Min., p. 102.
John H. MCNAIRY administrator of Frances L. MCNAIRY dec'd. returned into ct. an inventory and account of sales of the perishable property belonging to the estate of said dec'd. which was ordered to be recorded. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min., p. 103.
The clerk of this ct. reported a settlement made by him with John H. MCNAIRY, Adm. of Francis L. MCNAIRY, dec'd., which being approved was ordered be recorded. GI Cty., TN Cty. Ct. Min., p. 296.
1840 GI Cty., TN Fed. Census, p. 105
Ann MCNAIRY 0-000.000.001
Mary P. MCNAIRY 31-000.001
Elizabeth DIXON 000.02-000.100.1
Daniel LEATHERMAN gdn. of minor heirs of Francis L. MCNAIRY, GI Cty., Ct. Min., pt 146.
Ordered that Ananias OLIVER be appointed Guardian of Robert, Francis, Marcus and William J. MCNAIRY, orphans of Francis L. MCNAIRY, dec'd., in the place of Daniel LEATHERMAN removed, whereupon he gave bond and security as the law directs. GI Cty. Ct. Min., p. 355.
Oliver Cemetery, near Pisgah, Hwy 64
Charlotte C. d/o Robert & A. F. MCNAIRY 10-26-1858 - 10-31-1858
Marcus E. MCNAIRY 5-17-1854 - 8-22-1864
J. B. STACY, Receiver, for D. C. CARTER et al, John A. MCROBERTS, James MCCALLUM & D. C. CARTER et als, all of GI Cty. except John A. MCROBERTS who is of Shelby Cty., TN. vs Josephine C. MCNAIRY, Robert MCNAIRY, Marcus MCNAIRY & John F. MCNAIRY of GI Cty.
Complainants would show that 5-25-1860 William J. MCNAIRY made a note to Wm. GILMER agent for Constantine PERKINS, other debts cited .... William J. MCNAIRY departed this life in Sept. 1863, intestate, a resident of GI Cty., leaving his widow Josephine, and his brothers Robert MCNAIRY, Marcus MCNAIRY and John F. MCNAIRY his only heirs, he had dead nor than 6 months and no one has been made Adm.. Wm. J. owned little personal estate, he owned a lot in Pulaski conveyed to him by Rebecca G. DEW by deed dated 24 Nov 1856, reg. Bk. G, p. 280.
William J. left an only child Willie MCNAIRY who is a necessary party to the suit who is a defendant. List of debts and payments and collections included. W. H. MCCOLLUM was Adm. of William G. MCNAIRY estate. GI Cty. Chancery Co. Min., Roll 10, pp. 382-394.
C. C. ABERNATHY owns "Old MCNAIRY Place" in Dist. 8.
1820 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 9 Henry MILLER 000.100-201.00-0
1830 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 151 Henry MILLER 210.011.01-002.110.1
1840 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 29 Henry MILLER 101.310.0-212.110.1
1843 Will of Henry MILLER:
To daughter Elizabeth PARSONS tract of land on which she is living and other property given her. To son James MILLER tract of land on which he now lives. To wife Nancy MILLER until youngest child becomes of age or during her widowhood tract of land on which I live and land I bought adjoining it, also tract I bought of J. FORD in Lawrence Cty., TN lying on Sugar Creek, all horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, farming utensils, household furniture for purpose of supporting family. If any child becomes of age and wants their part they are to have such keeping a record so as to make equal division. If widow marries the tract known as SHEPHERD Tract to pass to son Jacob MILLER. After wife's death property to be equally divided between children Emily, Jacob R., Polly H., Sarah Ann, George H., Susan L., Charles C., Nancy R., Harriett R. and Louisa Z.
The two children that are now mar. have their part. Exr. Jacob R. MILLER. Wit: Robert TINEN, Allen Y. WILKERSON.
Tobias MILLER from Commissioners of Pulaski. Ref. C 1817, p. 157, for Lot 53, same as above for $100. Land 50 P bounded on N. by Lot 54, on S. by Washington St. Wit. same.
Jacob MILLER from John & Matthew JOHNSTON. Ref: C 1817, p. 289, 100 A John and Matthew JOHNSTON, exors. of James JOHNSTON, dec'd, of GI Cty., TN and Jacob MILLER of same, for $200., land from original grant to John HAYWOOD by the St. of N.C., 100 A. No adjoining persons names given or waters mentioned. Wit. Joab ROSS & Jos. ABERNATHY.
Jacob MILLER from James TERRELL et al. Ref. D 1819, p. 219, 200 A. Guston KEARNEY & James TERRELL to Jacob MILLER of Bruns. Cty., VA., made 23 Dec 1818 for $2,500 in hand paid land on Bank of Elk River, John HAYWOOD'S corner, crossing Elk River, running N to intersect the SW corner of Spring Street upper Elkton, with said street to the NW corner of said street, thence with the course of the town line to a large beech stump marked corner supposed to be near where it intersects the town line, thence N to a beech & hickory near the house of William HENDERSON now lives the NE corner of James LEWIS 5000 A claim, thence S with his line 218 P to a hickory elm and box elder the N bank of Elk River said LEWIS' corner, thence with river, meanders and his line south 27 deg. W 23 P to a hackberry, a NE corner of Benjamin MCCULLOCK'S 335 A survey thence with his line and the meanders of ElkRriver S 10 degrees W 65 P S 9 deg. E 76 P to a stake on bank of the river, thence E to a point in said river which is 9 2/3 P W of the SE bank thereof, being the point called for in a deed made by Howell TATUM and others to William PURNELL, up the river agreeable to the several calls of said PURNELLS deed to his corner in said river, E 9 2/3 P to beginning, supposed to contain 200 A more or less, with all and singular the premises hereby demised with the appurtenances except for half A lots on which there is now a tanyard by said KEARNEY to John HANKINS and deed to the same unto said Jacob MILLER, together with all the estate right title intrest claim and demand of said Guston KEARNEY and James TERREL..... Wit. Jno. H. CAMP, James W. CAMP, Thomas BROWN, Aaron BROWN.
Jacob MILLER from James & John T. W. LEWIS. Ref. D 1819, p. 288, 248 A., between James LEWIS of Cty. of Franklin, TN and John T. W. LEWIS of Madison Cty.,AL to Jacob MILLER of GI Cty., sold to MILLER in consideration for sum of $7.00 per A a tract lying on Elk River containing 248 A and 22 P, being a part of 1500 A tract entered in the name of James LEWIS, assignee of Tipton LEWIS, beginning at SE corner of James TERREL, touching Elk river. State of TN, Cty. of Franklin, Nov. 1820 James LEWIS & John W. LEWIS duly acknowledged in open ct. 27 Nov 1820.
Jacob MILLER from James BRIGHT. Ref. E 1821, p. 492, 40 A. Made 27 Jan 1834 between James BRIGHT of Lincoln Cty. and Jacob MILLER of GI Cty. for $320 land lying between Elk River and Richland Creek bounded by William PURNELL in the North boundary of a 1500 A tract in the name of James LEWIS, west with 6 A tract in name of William PURNELL, Samuel LOCKHART, entered in name of James BRIGHT 14 Dec 1816, 23 A. Wit. J. C. HARTIN & S. H. LESTER & Thomas BATTE.
Jacob MILLER from William MAXWELL. Ref. E 1821, p. 6, 130 A. Made 21 Jan 1826, both of GI Cty., $312.50, receipt acknowledged by MAXWELL and for other good causes and considerations land on waters of Haywoods creek containing 130 A more or less, adj. John JOHNSTON, R. FENNER, John ABERNATHY, MILLERs land. Wit. Daniel ABERNATHY, John R. ABERNATHY.
Jacob MILLER from John MENEFEE. Ref. G 1826, p. 110. Trust Deed. Made 6 Jul 1826, John MENEFEE to Jacob MILLER as trustee, for Nicholas and Samuel FAIN. Wit. Wm. C. FLOURNOY & John H. RIVERS
Jacob MILLER from R. B. HARNEY. Ref. G 1826, p. 304. Both of GI Cty., for $1250., lots on North side of Elk River, , adj. lands granted to James BRIGHT, adj. Jowel TATUM, a 3,000 A tract in name of Samuel LOCKHART, 25 1/4 A. Also 4 lots in upper Eklton known as lots No. 17, 18, 19, also lots 1, 2, 3 & 4, also a 6 A tract and also a tract of 8 3/4 A. Wit. G. D. TAYLOR and &. C. HARTIN.
Joseph H. MILLER from Andrew Gordon. Ref. G 1826, p. 344. 712 A. Between Andrew GORDON of GI and Joseph H. MILLER of Maury Cty., TN, Gordon bought at a sheriff sale 14 Apr 1827 712 A, had belonged to Robert J. NELSON, NELSON paid GORDON price of the land, GORDON convey, NELSON owed GORDON money and did not pay so GORDON giving title for the debt under law of act of assembly. Wit. Wm. C. FLOURNOY & Thos. K. GORDON.
Jacob MILLER from Joseph PEEBLES. Ref. G 1826, p. 467. Joseph D. PEEBLES of Limestone Cty., AL., for $1400. land on N side of Elk river, adj. field formerly in possession of Curtis TERRY near to upper Elkton, 140 A. Wit. Jesse PEEBLES and John BASS.
Jacob MILLER from John R. ABERNATHY. Ref. H 1829, p. 271. Land on waters of Haywoods Creek 25 A more or less. Wit. L. H. JONNSON & James R. SMITH.
John MILLER from James S. HAYNES. Ref. N 1837, p. 24, Deed of Gift. James S. HAYNES to John MILLER, $150 for a lot of land in the town of Cornersville, situated on main street beginning at the SW corner of lot No. 11 and running south 65 1/2 feet to Joseph NANCE'S lot, thence E 11 P, thence N 15 1/2 feet, thence W 16 P to beginning; dated 16 Dec 1834. Wit. John EDWARD and Joseph M. CLARK. Presented in ct. 22 Feb 1837.
Susan MILLER from Richard J. MILLER. Ref. N 1837, p. 132. 265 A. Made 24 Nov 1837 $200 paid by Susan MILLER for undivided rights, title claim and interest in a tract of land on Haywoods Creek containing 265 A more or less of which Jacob MILLER, the father of said Richard J. MILLER was seied and possessed at the time of his death on which said Susan MILLER widow of Jacob now resides and being including 1/5 part of 269 A more or less which Richard J. MILLER inherited from his father Jacob..... Acknowledged in GI Cty. Ct. 25 Nov 1837.
Jacob MILLER from James LEWIS. Ref. N 1837, p. 267. 599 A. James LEWIS of Franklin Cty., TN to Jacob MILLER of GI Cty.,TN fpr $4492.50, tract of land on waters of Richland Creek and Elk River adjoining the bounds of Thomas E. ABERNATHY, this day conveyed by said LEWIS: Beginning at a hickory and chinquepin oak on the N side of the brier patch road and on the E side of a Ridge Running from thence 51 1/4 degrees W 48 P to a sugartree on BENTLEY'S Spring branch thence W 400 P to a white oak in the W boundary of the original tract, thence south 237 to a sweet gum 4 P W of Milton F. L. JENKINS NW corner, thence E and with E. JENKINS line 394 P to a Rock and pointer in the W boundary of a former purchae made by Jacob MILLER of said LEWIS, thence N 212 1/2 P to a stake, thence E 38 P to a stake on the south side of a ridge, thence N 55 1/2 P to beginning, containing 599 A more or less with all and singular the hereditaments and appertenances thereunto belonging in any wise appertaining to the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said Jacob MILLER his heirs and assigns forever..... Wit. Jas. PATTESON, J. Nelson PATTESON, Tho. E. ABERNATHY
Jacob MILLER from Levi G. UPSHAW. Ref. N 1837, p. 436. 85 84/160 A. Both of GI Cty. $684. 85 A and 84 P, adj. bank of Richland Creek and meanders of the creek..... Wit. George BOWEN & Jas. F. U. HAWKINS.
Tobias MILLER from John WATHALL. Ref. C 1817, p. 436. For $1,000. Lot No. 53. Wit. Fountain LESTER & H. ROBERTS.
Henry MILLER & wife to Benj. J. LEA. Ref. M 1836, p. 361. For $20. paid to Henry MILLER and Nancy MILLER, in hand paid for land on waters of Haywoods Creek, adj. Susannah TUNGATE, William W. LEA, Britton SIMMONS, Patrick H. BRADEN and part of the tract of land previously owned by Solomon SIMMONS, Sr., dec'd, on which his widdow now lives known as the said widows dower tract and is also hereby sold by said Henry MILLER and Nancy MILLER'S part and interest in said dower tract containing inclusive of the interest in said dower, 62 1/2 A more or less to have and to hold ....
Nancy MILLER examined privately and apart from her husband and acknowledged she exectuted same freely, voluntarily and understanding .....by Edward D. JONES, Clk. of Cty. Ct. 6 Mar 1837.
John L. MILLER & others to James S. HAYNES, Trustee for Lucinda S. & Elizabeth N. MILLER. Ref. N 1837, p. 7. Mortgage. John L. MILLER of GI Cty., TN & Jeremiah GANT of MR Cty. for natural love and affection for Elizabeth N. MILLER and Lucinda S. MILLER, children of the said John L. MILLER and grand children of said Jeremiah GANT, being the children of Winney Moriah MILLER, dec'd., late the wife of said John L. and daughter of said Jeremiah, have this day given, granted and conveyed and delivered to James S. HAYNES of the aforesaid Cty. of GI, a certain negro girl named Zan, a save for life, for the use and benefit holly (sic) and only of the aforesaid minor children Elizabeth N. MILLER and Lucinda S. MILLER, their heirs and assigns forever.... s/John L. MILLER, Jeremiah GANT, James S. HAYNES.
MILLER CENSUS RECORDS
1820 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 5 Jacob MILLER 000.101-001.10/21
1820 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 6 Jacob MILLER 200.010-001.00-0
1820 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 9 Henry MILLER 000.100-201.00-0
1820 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 12 Mark MILLER 111.110-001.01-0
1830 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 162 Jacob MILLER 112.000.1-000.001
1830 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 166 Cristana MILLER 001.11-000.021
1830 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 180 Jacob MILLER 000.000.101-000.010
1830 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 188 G. L. MILLER 110.001-201.01
1830 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 191 Mark MILLER 010.001.001-000.010.001
1840 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 29 Henry MILLER 101.310.0-212.110.1
1840 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 23 J. L. MILLER 200.01-120.01
1840 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 32 C. MILLER 000.01-000.000.01
1840 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 8 Jacob MILLER 020.000.101-000.01
1840 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 11 Richard MILLER 100.01-100.01
1840 Fed. Cen., GI Cty., TN p. 16 S. MILLER 011.11-000.000.1
Submitted by Janell McCann (Deceased 1 Jul 2007)