2-25-1809; Petition of citizens of Bledsoe County who settled in the Indian Boundary Line before it was run and who left their improvements asking that some provision be made to restore their property when the Indian title is extinguished.
John Anderson Joseph Grayson Eli Thurman Saml Terry Peter Looney James Standefer Thomas Allred John Portman John Thomas Wm Lee Jesse Roberts John Smith Benj Grayson John Walker T.Coulter Issac Stephens Robert Long/Lang JameGooden William Roberson John Rogers James Roberson Geo Skillern Daniel Wood John Julien Stephen Bishop Michael Rawlings George C. Cozby John Dwiggins Alexr Coulter John Hutson Timothy Hixson Mills Robinson Archibald Beard Jos/Jas Hoge Joel Hillerd Charles Copland J. Narramore Ephraim Hixson
(name written in German)
Forgason Jackson Jesse (or Josep) Grayson Wren Grayson Stephen Chelton Adam Lamb John Scofy? Steven Sutton Sr. Richard Moon Wm Holland Benj Grayson Snr John Stanfill James Hoose? Jonathan Basham
With thanks to Dr. George E. Fox for the transcription as well as the digital reproduction of the document.
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