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

 

Google Books is a great resource for browsing for relevant family information.  As I was doing some exploration for item relevant to Blount County. There are so many great items, that it is hard to choose just one for this post.

One such book is that by Charles Osborn – Journal of That Faithful Servant of Christ, Charles Osborn, Containing an Account of Many of His Travels and Labors in the Work of the Ministry, and His Trials and Exercises in the Service of the Lord, and in the Defense of the Truth, As It Is in Jesus. Cincinnati: Printed by A. Pugh, 1854.

Osborn was a Quaker born in a county dear to me, Guilford County, North Carolina (I was raised here) and as Quakers were, was an abolitionist and the publisher of the first anti-slavery newspaper in the country, The Philanthropist. You can read more about his background at the Online Encyclopedia of Ohio History.

In this text, a publication of his diaries, it is apparent that he travelled quite a bit.  In his journal, he describes events from his ministry travels. Published in 1854, the version that Google digitized was an item in Harvard’s collection. The book is 472 pages long and the entire PDF file can be downloaded for free. As part of his travels, Osborn visited Blount County to attend meetings of the Quakers. Among the many names mentioned in his text, those people that he mentions from his visit to Blount County are:

  • Barachiah Macy
  • Hugh Maxwell
  • Thomas Marshall
  • Zorobabel Patty
  • Daniel Bonine
  • William Williams

It makes for interesting reading.  You can find the full-text here.

 

 

 

 

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