Thursday, August 23, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Petition for a New County
The following was taken from a photocopied typed transcription, The original is on file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Mero District
Decr 18th 1802
We the people living on or near the Big Harpeth River means to present to the next General Assembly held for the state of Tennessee a petition for a new County to be Laid off in the following manner viz –
Beginning at the mouth of Little Harpeth where the Williamson County Line crosses, thence with said line a south west course to the Indian boundary line, thence Down the said line until it compleats a constitutional bounds. Thence a North East course unto Cumberland River, thence up the said River with its meanders to the Ridge that divides Indian creek and Overall’s Creek, thence up said Ridge continuing its course by Flatt Creek and Ritchland Creek to a constitutional bounds, thence a westwardly course to the beginning.
Name Name Name John Alexander John Graham John Morrice William Alexander Deliverance Gray Micajah McQuary Isaac Baker Deliverance Gray Micajah McQuary Jnr James Baldwin Greenbury Greer Pleasant McQuary Abner Beckoom John Gregory John Neal Phil Beckoom George Hall Joseph Neely Simon Bekcom Nichlas Hall Isaac Newland William Blyth Joseph Hannah Eldridge Newsom Drury Bonds Francis Hardgrove William Newsom George Boyd Giles Harding Elisha Nicholson Saml Boyd Thos. Harding William Nicholson Samuel Bratcher William Harding John Nixson Allen Brewer John Harwood Travis Nixson ___ Buckalew Wm. Harwood Benjamin Pack John Cash William Hearn Daniel Pain William Cash Aruther Hickling Larkin Parkes Hen Champen Hugh Hicklin Andrew Patterson Baptis Coal William Holland Thomas Pewitt John Colley Church Hooper Richard Phipps Andrew Colwell James Hooper William Powels Joseph Colwell Jesse Hooper Thomas Pritchet William Colwell Thomas Hooper John Redden William Connel Henry Horton David Ren Henry Cooper Thomas Howse George Reeves John Cooper Thomas Hubbs Drury Reeves John Cornelius Neadom Hunter James Reeves Roll Cornelius John Hutcheson Jordon Reeves Alexander Craige Joseph Hutcheson Jordon Reeves Jnr James Cranshaw Charles Hutton Elisha Rhodes Joseph Cranshaw Harry Inman Ebenezer Rice Samuel Cranshaw Layes Inman Rowland Rice Aron Cunningham John Jones Solomon Roach David Cunningham Jas. Jones James Robertson Mathew Cunningham William Jones Joseph Rosborough John Davy John Johnson James Russell Abraham Demoss Samuel Johnson Wm. Russell Jas. Demoss William Johston Robert Shannon John Demoss Daniel Joslin Jnr Jas D. Sharp Lewis Demoss Daniel Joslin Senr Joseph Shay Thomas Demoss Gabriel Joslin Josiah Ship Wm. Demoss Samuel Joslin Charles Simmons Silas Dillahunt Thomas Joslin Thomas Smart Enoch Dosha William Joslin Charles Steward William Doshet William Kellum George Stout Ezekial Douglass Charles Kelly Thomas Stewart James Douglass John Lake Nathaniel Teel John Douglass Thomas Lambert Allen Thompson Craneshaw Duke Abraham Land Allen Thompson Robert Dunn Joseph Land Neal Thompson Thomas Duren Wm. Terrel Lewis William Thompson Isaac Edwards Daniel Lile Isaac Tillman William Evans Leonard Lile Charles Tolbert James Fudge Thomas Lile Anthony Walk John Fudge Thomas Little Philip Walk Samuel Fielding Thomas Loften Charley Wall Wm. Fielding George Lorner Wm. Wall Jesse Garland James Marler John Ward George Gill Thomas Marler Robt. Warren Thomas Gillom William Marler Thomas Warren Daniel Gooden Joab Moore Arch Watson John Gooden William Moore Ned Watson William Gower John Moores Christopher Williams
The following was taken from a photocopied typed transcription, The original is on file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
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