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Josiah Patty Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0142

This document (dated October 14, 1818 and signed by Governor Joseph McMinn) describes a tract of land that the State of Tennessee granted to Josiah Patty on November 23, 1809. This tract measured 33 acres and 3 rods and was located south of the French Broad and Holston rivers. It later passed into the Gourley family, where it remained for several generations.

Dates

  • 1818 October 14

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)

Abstract

This document (dated October 14, 1818 and signed by Governor Joseph McMinn) describes a tract of land that the State of Tennessee granted to Josiah Patty on November 23, 1809. This tract measured 33 acres and 3 rods and was located south of the French Broad and Holston rivers. It later passed into the Gourley family, where it remained for several generations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Josiah West Patty was born to Jesse and Sally (West) Patty in Pittsylvania, Virginia on January 20, 1774. He migrated to Tennessee sometime prior to 1809 and married Elizabeth Rooker on May 25, 1809. The couple had eleven children: Raphael West, Nancy Rooker, Vernilia, Virginia Jane, William Rooker, Elizabeth Ann, Obed, Lucinda, Sarah Belle, Josiah Wilson, and Stephan J. Josiah Patty most likely died in Roane County, Tennessee in 1857.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Nelle (Gourley) Seilaz donated this land grant to Special Collections on May 10, 1950.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480