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As published in the Knoxville Gazette  – Monday, August 8, 1803

“Pursuant to an act of Congress, entitled, “An act to amend an act, entitled, ‘an act to lay and collect a direct tax within the United States,” the collector of the direct tax for the sixth collection district, including the counties of Blount, Sevier, and Cocke, has lodged in this office a list of the lands within said district, upon which the direct tax remains unpaid, which is open to the free inspection of all parties concerned. Unless said taxes are within six months from the date hereof, paid either to the collector or to the subscriber resident at Nashville, said lands, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to satisfy the direct tax due thereon, together with all costs and charges, will be exposed to public sale at the court houses of the respective counties in which the lands are situated, viz, at the court house of Blount County, on the ninth day of January next; at the court house of Sevier county, on the sixteenth day of January next; and at the court house of Cocke county, on the twenty third day of January next.

John Overton,
Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of Tennessee

 

LANDS IN BLOUNT COUNTY

Reputed Owners

Acres

Water Courses

Erastes Tippett

160

Sinking Creek

James Cunningham

350

Sinking Creek

John M’Camy

640

Baker’s Creek

George Caldwell

75

Little River

John Keeny

50

Lackey’s Creek

Arthur Leadbetter

6

Tuckaleechy

John Liddy

150

On Holston

James Wood Lacky

N/A

2 slaves

James Lacky

800

Lackey’s Creek

John Lowry

298

Crooked Creek

James Greenaway

382

Tennessee

Daniel Bails

60

Murphy’s Creek

Leonard Bowerman

300

Nine Mile

James Car

300

Tennessee

John Cuburn

100

Pistol Creek

John Key

220

Crooked Creek

Andrew Hey

132

Lackey’s Creek

Peter Key

100

Lackey’s Creek

Thomas M’Culloh

1000

Little River

Matthew Wallis

690

Baker’s Creek

Johnathan Boswell

100

Holston

Thomas Bromley

N/A

Tackaleechy

Elisha Cast

70

Tennessee

Robert King

300

Tennessee

John Wauters, jun.

30

Murphy’s Cove

John Wauters

20

Murphy’s Cove

Joseph Weldon

20

Pistol Creek

John Maybury

30

Tuckaleechy

William Morrison

50

Murphy’s Cove

William Finley

100

Tuckaleechy

John Franklin

120

Middle Settlement

Joseph Golliher

300

Lackey’s Creek

John McCabe

640

Baker’s Creek

David Edmaston

640

Baker’s Creek

Edward Mark

100

Six Mile Creek

Jacob Dennas

250

Crooked Creek

Samuel Boy

100

Near Holston

John Debzell

400

Pistol Creek

John Huston

160

Pistol Creek

Robert Culton

100

Pistol Creek

Joshua Tharp

100

Willis Creek

Andrew Greer

1280

Nine Mile Creek

John M’Curdy

N/A

1 slave

Robert Hanna

300

Nine Mile Creek

Robert Huston

N/A

N/A

Joseph Cooper

150

Allejoy

James Lewis

228

Holston

Jane Lewis

100

Allejoy Creek

James Irvin

100

Piston Creek

Thomas Shaddin

50

Allejoy Creek

Thomas Sippit

50

Allejoy Creek

Thomas Walker

200

Crooked Creek

Henry Jains

640

Allejoy

Jeremiah Kiching

120

Murphy’s Creek

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Will Abstract: Peter Bowerman

Date of will: 3 May 1835

Children: Henry Bowerman, Michael Bowerman, Jefferson Hoover Bowerman, Sallie Bowerman

Witnesses: Alexander Ish, Jacob Ligenfelter

 Source: Moore, John Trotwood. Records of Blount County, Tennessee, Wills. [Nashville, Tenn.?]: Works Progress Administration, 1937.

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Feature Friday posts will feature relevant information from a chosen online resource. This month, the database is Footnote.

Theoretically, this should have been posted yesterday – but, let’s not let that worry us 🙂

For this post, I decided to look at the Southern Claims Commission collection at Footnote.  These files are records of people who had items taken by the U.S. government during the civil war.  More than 20,000 claims were filed. They come from all over the country, and in the Footnote collection are 18 from Blount County residents:

  • Absalom L. Sparks – his claim was for 600 bushels of corn
  • Amos Thompson – claimed 2 mules, a two horse wagon, a harness, a mare and a beef cow ($650) taken by Col. James P. Brownlow
  • George W. Bowerman – claimed corn, fodder, hogs, beef cattle ($2400). He was deceased by the time of his claim.
  • James Scott – hay & a beef cow ($290)
  • Jeremiah Simmerley –  he is noted as being of “very bad character” and his witness is unknown to the neighborhood
  • John Colter –  claimed $275 worth of stuff. His farm was nine miles east of Maryville and describes getting threats from the Union army of being killed all the time.
  • John Gamble – claimed $668
  • John McNabb – claimed $474
  • Joseph Ambrister – claimed $498 – had a 268 acre farm two 1/2 miles east of Maryville. He describes being of ill health and needing to stay home all the time.
  • Matilda Dunlap – claimed $420.  Describes being threatened and abused by the army and they told her they would burn her house down.
  • Michael Harvey – claimed $286
  • Moses Gamble – claimed $385. “…his actions at time during the war was such as to leave us some doubts as to the sincerity of his loyalty…”
  • Nimrod Byers – claimed  $184 . He had 4 witnesses.
  • Samuel A. Humphreys –  claimed $50 for 50 bushels of corn.
  • Torrence Davis – claimed $396. He was 52 years old at the time of his claim in 1872.  He had a brother and a brother-in-law in the Union army. Among his possessions taken were a horse and ox.
  • William C. Young –  claimed $125.
  • William E.  Scott – claimed  $155 for a horse.
  • Wm. S. Griffiths –  claimed $172.  One of his witnesses was 29 year-old Clerk of the County Court, James A. Green.   William operated a molasses mill.

These reports when there is testimony included is fascinating, and above I have put just a few snippets from some of them.  If you are researching the county, you should check these reports out if you can!

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