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John McKee 1795-1796
James Houston (Major) 1796-1818
Jacob F. Foute 1818-1833
Nathaniel Reagan 1833-1840
Jeremiah Kennon 1841-1844
William Lowry 1844-1848
Robert A. Tedford 1848-1853
Spencer Henry 1853-1854
J.C. McCoy 1854-1862
W.L. Dearing 1862-1866
R.C. Tucker 1866-1871
T.D. Edginton 1871-1872
J.A. Greer 1872-1880
Ben Cunningham (Major) 1880-1902
Clay Cunningham 1902-1910
C.B. Badgett 1910-1918
George D. Roberts 1918-1930
E.A. Walker 1930-1938
R.D. Hunnicut 1938-1946
Joe L. Marshall 1946-1970

 

Source: Burns, Inez E. History of Blount County, Tennessee; From War Trail to Landing Strip, 1795-1955. Nashville: Printed by Benson Print. Co.], 1957.

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Maryville Times
October 18, 1906

Wednesday being the birthday anniversary of Mrs. Will A. McTeer, her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Patton and Major McTeer  arranged a surprise by inviting a number of friends after prayer meeting hour.   So unsuspecting was  Mrs. McTeer, that she retired early being weary with the day’s duties and when the company of friends invaded the home she was lost in slumbers of the night.  She quickly arose howerver and welcomed her friends to her magnificent home.  The hours were spent in pleasant conversation enlivened with sweet music rendered by the Misses Bittle.   Refreshments of fruit, cake and coffee were served by Mrs. Patton after which the guest withdrew wishing Mrs. McTeer many happy returns. 

Many nice presents were given.  Major and Mrs. McTeer have an ideal home and if there is a happier man in the state than the Major we would like to see him.  The master of the household, the Major’s young son, was not presented to the assemblage as he has objections to keeping late hours, and so retired early.  

Major McTeer has a unique history in the fact that he was married one day and his wife was born the next.   Can you figure it out?  The following consitituted the party enjoying their hospitality.  Maj. Ben Cunningham and wife,  Mrs. Hettie C. McCulloch,  J.N. Badgett and wife,  Rev. W.K. Weaver and wife,  Mrs. J.W. Post,  Miss Anna McCulloch,  Eula Post,  John Huffstetler and wife,  Rev. B.M. Martin and wife,  Mrs. Matt Huffstetler,  Mrs.  Zona Prather,  Dr. C.B. Lawrence and wife,  Misses Bittle.

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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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Notable Men of Tennessee, a book that was published in 1912, has been digitized by Google and is in the public domain. It contains sketches of individuals from Tennessee. The full-text of the book can be downloaded as a PDF file from Google Books.

There are not character sketches from Blount County, but there is a list. Those men are:

  • Rev. Wm. T. McDowell
  • Rev. John S. Craig
  • Rev. Thomas J. Lamar
  • Hon. John F. Henry
  • John W.H. Tipton
  • Andrew Kirckpatrick
  • William J. Hackney
  • Iredel D. Wright
  • Captain James Henry
  • Harold Foster
  • William McTeer
  • Stephen Matthews
  • David Goodard
  • Spencer Henry
  • W.L. Dearing
  • Solomon Farmer
  • David Goodard
  • Wm. Goodard
  • Andrew McBath
  • Robert Eagleton
  • W.H. Cunningham
  • James H. Rowan

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