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Blount County Surveys

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1409
Abstract

These two surveys were performed on behalf of Jacob and Margaret Thomas of Blount County, Tennessee. Each document includes a chart of markers and distances, a scale drawing of the plot, and a written description of the survey. Surveyor General Robert Wear certified both surveys on February 29, 1808.

Dates: 1807 June 21-July 23

Josiah Patty Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0142
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.

Dates: 1818 October 14

William Harris Land Grant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1413
Abstract

This document, signed by Governor Willie Blount on August 6, 1812, grants a parcel of land in Blount County to William Harris. It includes a detailed table and map showing the tract's exact location.

Dates: 1812 August 6

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