Tennessee Records Repository

Davidson Co. TN

North Carolina Land Grants in TN 1778-1791

transcribed by Virginia L. "Ginny" Keefer

When North Carolina gave up her claim to TN, the Secretary of State of the U.S. requested a list of the lands that had been granted in that territory so the right of ownership could be protected. Microfilm # 68, Roll # 1 is a microfilm copy of this report as it was reported to the President by Thomas Jefferson. ( The original report from NC has not been found). There is also a note that 2,275 more warrants had been issued to officers and soldiers of the Continental Line for which grants had not yet been made.

From Goodspeed's History of TN -1887- the following information was given on the grants. A soldier received 640 acres; Non Commissioned Officer 1,000 acres; Lt Col. 5,700; Commandant 7,200; Col. 7,200. Brig. Gen. 12,000; Chaplin 6,200; soldier who had fallen in the defense of his country received the full amount of his grant.

Any family that had previously moved into the area reserved for grants was given a grant of 640 acres. Nothing indicated that residence was required to receive a grant, therefore, it is possible grants were given to many people who never were residents of TN. There were also many peolpe who lived in TN but received the title to their property in some other manner and do not appear on this list; i/e purchase or other land acts.

Location of grants was very vague, such as on the back of Lick Creek.

Davidson County Tennessee - 1782

1. Frederick Stump
2. Daniel Stump
3. Jacob Williams
4. John Montgomery
5. John Rains

Davidson County Tennessee - 1783

6. Daniel Hogan
7. Amos Heaton
8. Benjamin Drake Jr.
9. David Rounsivale
10. Henry Ramsey
11. Robert Espy
12. The Heirs of William Cooper
13. John Manifee
14. Benjamin Logan
15. Daniel Dunkham
16. James Espy
17-18. Isaac Johnston
19-20. Hadin Wells
21. William Loggins
22. Jacob Jones
23. Heirs of Nicholas Gentrey
24. John Brown
25. David Love
26. Dennis Condry
27. William Gowen
28. Isaac Lindsay
29. James Mayfield
30. Andrew Hill
31. Humphrey Hogan
32. Richard Dodge
33. Ebenezar Titus
34. Ephraim McLain
35. James Bradley
36. William Green
37. John Barrow
38. Henry Turney
39. John Bohannan Jr
40. Isaac Drake
41. Zachariah White
42. Samuel Barton
43. Samuel Wilson
44. John Hamilton
45. Francis Hodge
46. William Johnston
47. John Evans
48. John Milner
49. Roland Maddison
50. Michael Shaver
51. John Thomas
52. Joseph Hendricks
53. Thomas Edmundson
54.David Gwin
55. William Campbell
56. Hugh McGary
57. James Ray
58. Samuel Walker
59. George Purtle
60. Moses Rentfro
61. Robert Dishe
62. William Johnston
63. Samuel Scott
64. Daniel Johnston
65. William Overall
66. Benjamin Drake
67. Jonathan Drake
68. William Gillaspie
69. William Bradshaw
70. Hugh McGray
71. George Daugherty
72. Daniel Chambers
73. William Griggin
74. Roger Topp
75. Chandler McCarthney
76. John Henderson
77. George Espy
78. James McAdon
79. Arthur McAdon
80. Philip Pushow
81. Hugh Henry Jr.
82. David Henry
83. John Crew
84. John Dunham
85. Bartaloff Searsey
86. Cornelius Riddle
87. Peter Rentfro
88. Samuel McCutchin
89. Samuel Ewing
90. Peter McCutchin
91. Lewis Deweese
92. John Boyd
93. Joseph Daugherty
94. John Holliday
95. William Leighton
96. John Caffrey
97. Isaac Rentfro
98. Thomas Davis
99. William Rentfro
100. John Evand
101. John Cowen
102. James Crutchfield
103. Charles Campbell
104. John McVey
105. William Stern
106. James Robertson
107. John Robertson
108. William Russell
109. William Rentfro
110. Joseph Hays
111. Samuel Moore
112. missing
113. John Cordry
114. Solomon White
115. John Drake Sr.
116. Charles Metcalf
117. Samuel Hays
118. Archibald McNeal
119. John Searsey
120. Ralph Trammell
121. Martin Holden
122. William Neally
123. John Donoson
124. Samuel Deeson
125. Samuel McMurry
126. William Purnell
127. Robert Daugherty
128. Richard Sims
129. Richard Gross
130. John Phack
131. Edward Hogan
132. Isaac Lucas
133. Joseph Reed
134. Julius Sanders
135. Samuel Morrow
136. Abel Gower
137. Samuel Price
138. Moses Winters
139. James Farris
140. Hugh Hays
141. Nathaniel Hays
142. John Caywood
143. William Grimes
144. James Foster
145. Elijah Gower
146. James Harwood
147. Meredith Rains
148. John Hamilton
149. Thomas Jones Gwin
150. John Donolson Sr.
151. William McMurry
152. Phillip Mason
153. Nicholas Trammell
154. James Freeland
155. Thomas Hamilton
156. Zachariah Green
157. James Franklin
158. Samuel Shelton
159. Jesse Maxfield
160. Evan Evans
161. David Maxfield
162. John Turner
163. Peter Looney
164. Patrick Quigby
165. David Looney
166. Robert Cartwright
167. George Neally
168. Jacob Kimberlin
169. Thomas Gillespie
170. David Mitchell Jr.
171. Michael Kimberlin
172. Jacob  Steel
173. John Galloway
174. Dennis Clark
175. Ephraim Drake, Daniel Durham
176. Hugh Simpson
177. Samuel Sanders
178. Martin King
179. David Turner
180. William Overall
181. Henry Houdishall
182. Daniel Garrett
183. William Moor
184. James McKean
185. Joseph Milligan
186. James Green
187. Andrew Thomas
188. Alexander Thompson
189. William Collinsworth
190. Abraham Jones
191. John Withers
192. Benjamin Porter
193. John Blackamoor
194. Nathan Turpin
195. Daniel Chambers
196. James Crockett
197. Archilus Holloway
198. Thomas Pharris
199. William Summers
200. George Newell
201. James Clendenning
202. Willliam Hood
203. William Henry
204. William Taylor
205. Philip Catron
206. Peter Catron
207. Jonathan & John Drake
208. Andrew Rule
209. Edward Larymone
210. Jonathan Green
211. David Shannon
212. Henry Watkins
213. John Higginson
214. Berry Caywood
215. William Elliss
216. John Cockrell
217. John Kissinger
218. Mark Robinson
219. Nathan Faris
220. Joshua Pennick
221. Isaac Pennick
222. Roger Topp
223. William Snody
224. Edward Tomlinson
225. Michael Stone
226. William Morris
227. William Galloway
228. James Cunningham
229. Henry Highland
230. Thomas Jones
231. James Rentfro
232. John Donolson
233. Robert Neeley
234. William Fletcher
235. John Hollis
236. Benjamin Drake
237. Robert Russell
238. Andrew Steel
239. Thomas Thompson
240. Absolem Chessom
241. Magness McDonald
242. Lawrence Stevens
243. Jacob Stevens
244. William Simpson
245. Jonathan Jennings
246. William Cocke
247. Michael Larrick
248. John Wilson
249. Thomas Kilgore
250. Alexander Bohannan
251. John Fulkinson
252. Rowland Middison
253. Robert  Gwans
254. Edward Carvin
255. Samuel Habberd
256. Hugh Henry
257. George Mancher
258. William Donehoe
259. Andrew Ewing
260. David Gowen
261. John Mulherrin
262. Jesse Boitstone
263. James Robinson
264. William Price
265. Maurice Shane
266. John Sawyer
267. John Kennedy
268. Solomon Turpin
269. Christopher Funkhouser
270. George Carlyle
271. James Harris
272. Joseph Rentfro
273. John Hobson
274. James Hollice
275. John Wilson
276. John Cockrell
277. John King
278. George Leeper
279. Andrew Kincannon
280. William McCormack
281. Robert Lucas
282. Isaac Shelby
283. Lewis Crane
284. William Stewart
285. Peter Looney
286. Absolom Thompson
287. Jesse Benton
288. John Hughes
289. David Looney
290. John Deeson
291. Thomas Woodard
292. Simon Woodard
293. Edward Swanson
294. John Phillips
295. Frederick Edwards
296. William Frame
297. Christopher Beeley
298. Nicholas Conrad
299. Philip Conrad
300. Jennitt John -? Reverse
301. Ezekiel Douglass
302. William McMurry
303. Edward Bradley
304. Abraham Simaster
305. Ephraim Pratt
306. Morgan Osborne
307. Henry Hieory
308. William Goosney
309. William Purnell
310. Charles Thompson
311. John Miller
312. Timothy Terrill
313. James Robinson
314. John Barnard
315. Evan Baker
316. John Gibson
317. Joseph Hannah
318. Joel Hobbles
319. James Cook
320. Elijah Tarress
321. Nathaniel Henderson
322. John Sevill
323. Pleasant Henderson
324. Titus Murry
325. George Kannady
326. Jonathan Anthony
327. Hugh Leeper
328. Michael Castills
329. Bamah Byrant
330. James  Anthony
331. Isaac Henry
332. John Estis
333. Daniel Frazier
334. Edmund Jennings
335. John Lamsden
336. Moses Webb
337. Moses Pharris
338. John White
339. John Cotton
340. Casper Mansher
341. David Fain
342. John Anderson
343. Jesse Maxey
344. John Gilkey
345. Solomon Phillips
346. Francis Armstrong
347. William Hinson
348. Isaac Kitterell
349. Isaac Lefeveor
350. John James
351. Thomas Sharpe
352. Daniel Smith
353-354. James Shaw
355. Henry Lovell
356. Elmore Douglass
357. John Poe
358. James Freeland
359. James Leeper
360. Mark Robinson
361. James Freeland
362. Isham Clayton
363. Elias Mires
364. Thomas Hainey
365. Henry O’Hara
366. George Green
367. Ephraim Payton
368. Burgess White
369. Daniel Mungle
370. Stephen Rhea
371. Sampson Wilson
372. Jarrott Manifee
373. John Morgan
374. John Dunkam
375. John Craig
376. William Craig
377. Henry Rule
378. Henry Blackmore
379. William Ashert
380. William McGouch
381. Charles Robinson
382. James Todd
383. John Todd
384. Roger Topp
385. Evan Baker
386. Nathaniel Hart
387. Charles Brantley
388. Alexander Allison
389. Charles Bowen
390. William Bailey
391. William Bowen
392. William Stewart
393. Matthew Pain
394. Benjamin Pettit
395. George Paine
396. Roger Topp
397. Sampson Sawyer
398. William Parker
399. John Blackmore
400. Elmore Douglass
401. Martin Hardin
402. David Craig
403. Musther McAboy
404. William Neely
405. William White
406. John Henrdricks
407. James Turpin
408. James McGavock
409. William Burgess
410. Thomas Burgess
411. Elijah Robinson
412. Andrew Crockett
413. Jamess Tolar
414. Archibald Bohanan
415. Henry Hardin
416. Abraham Price
417. Abraham Mulherrin
418. James Denton
419. Spilly Coleman
420. David Shelton
421. Nicholas Baker
422. Richard Cox
423. Matthew Anderson
424. James Malding
425. William Newing
426. Robert Roseberry
427. William McWhirter
428. William Montgomery
429. John McMurtry
430. James Gwins
431. Charles Peyton
432. Henry Daugherty
433. William Mitchell
434. William Moore
435. James Thompson
436. Joseph Jackson
437. James Brown
438. Ebenezar Titus
439. John Holt
440. James Crockett
441. James Hays
442. James Lawless
443. Thomas Kilgore
444. Thomas Miggerson
445. Hugh Logan
446. James Shanklin
447. William Moore
448. John Shockley
449. Elijah Robinson
450. Edward Cox
451. Joseph Blackford
452. Joseph Bean
453-454. Isaac Bledsoe
455. Perry Graves
456. Ebenezar Mann
457. James Smith
458. James Ray
459. Lewis Reeland (Freeland?)
460. Ralph Wilson
461. William Ray
462. William Collier
463. James Robinson
464. Richard Henderson
465. Robert Looney
466. Thomas Spencer
467. Charles Deneth
468. William Lucas
469. John Phillips
470. Thomas Maxwell
471. John Crockett
472. Richard Logan
473. John Owens
474. Samuel Newell
475. Anthony Bledsoe
476. Horatio Rolls
477. John Fletcher
478. Jordon Gibson
479. George Freeland
480. John Calloway
481. Anthony Bledsoe
482. Archibald Taylor
483. Robert Montgomery
484. Joseph Moseley

Green County Tennessee  1783

Major Nathaniel Green

An  Estimate of the lands for which Grants have been issued to the Officers and Soldiers in the Continental Line of this state or their Assign pursuant to the Act of the Assemby.

14th Installment of North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee

Davidson County Tennessee -  1789

895. Robert Nelson
896-900. John Ford
901-902. John Hadley
903. George Augustus Sugg
904. Samuel Marson
905. John Ford
906. Stephen Brooks
907. Samuel Marson
908. Aquilla Sugg
909. Daniel James
910. Alexander Ewing
911. Stephens Brooks
912. same
913. James Scurlock
914. David Ambrose
915-917. Reading Blount
918-921. Aquilla Sugg
922. George Sugg
923-924. James Glasgon
925-926. Willoughby Williams
927-928. Aquilla Sugg
929-930. James Mulherrin
931. Ed West
932-934. Aquilla Sugg
935. Daniel Anderson
936. James Glaster Brehon
937-941. William Nash
942. William Hughlett
943. James Mulherrin
944. John Reed
945. John Buchanan
946. James Mulherrin
947. Richard Gains
948. David Poor
949. John Nicholls
950. James Mulherrin
951-952. James G.  Brehon
953-957. Reading Blount
958. Elias Ford
959. Stephen Cantwell
960. Stokeley Donaldson
961. John McCutchon
962. John Anderson
963. John Clendenning
964. Abraham Kannady
965. James Lock
966. James Ford
967. John Ehitsell
968. Joseph Kerr
969. Jesse Taunt
970. David Passmore
971. John Elliot
972. Charles Dixon
973. John Logue
974. Tilmon Dixon
975. John B. Hammond
976. John Welch
977-984. Stokeley Donaldson
985. James Rowland
986. John Donolson
987-988. George A. Sugg
989. Aquilla Sugg
990-992. George A. Sugg
993. James Glaster Brehon
994-995. William Tuton
996. Turner Williams
997. Jonathan Drake
998. James Saunders
999-1000. James G. Brehon
1001. Simon Bright
1002-1005. James Glaston Brehon
1006. William Sheppard
1007-1008. Matthew Lock
1009. Griffith Rutherford
1010. Isaac Right
1011. Robert Weakley
1012. James White
1013-1014. Robert Weakley
1015. Jonathan Drake
1016. Robert Weakley
1017. Thomas Gloster
1018. Richard Cathey
1019-1020. John Nicholls
1021. Topher Carter
1022. Robert Green
1023. William Slade
1024. Phillip Jones
1025. John Buchanan
1026. John Cummins
1027. James Mulherrin
1028. William Shaw
1029. William Cathey
1030. James Lanier
1031. John Buchannon
1032. James Anderson
1033. Barnabus Boiles
1034. Andrew Bostain
1035. Benjamin Rogers
1036. James Saunders
1037. Macajah Thomas
1038. Robert Thompson
1039. William Wallace
1040. John Nicholls
1041. Jonathan Drake
1042. Griffith Rutherford
1043. Abraham Riston
1044. Thomas Mulloy
1045. Daniel Smith
1046. John Donolson
1047. James Hunter
1048. John Armstrong
1049. Martin Armstrong
1050. same
1051. John Nicholls
1052. Joseph Cessway
1053. Peter Rhem
1054. David Passmore
1055. Robert McCullah
1056-1058. James Cole Montflorence
1059. William Clark
1060. Jacob McCarthy
1061. James McQuiston
1062. Sampson Williams
1063. Christian Lash
1064. Anthony Hart
1065. Thomas Blair
1066. Jeremiah Smith
1067. William Ray
1068. Joseph Ross
1069. John Marshall
1070. Jason Thompson
1071. John Eaton
1072. Edward Douglass
1073. Benjamin Drake
1074. James Douglass
1075. Joseph McDowell
1076. Charles Gilmore
1077. Philip Phillips
1078. Reading Blount
1079. Sampson Williams
1080. John Thompson
1081. Joseph Ross
1082. Jacob Boston
1083. George Frazier
1084. John Craddock
1085. Isaac Thomas
1086. Jason Thompson
1087. Joseph McDowell
1088. Minor Cannon
1089. Robert Thompson
1090. John McFarland
1091. Daniel Anderson
1092. John Craddock
1093. Charles Gilmore
1094. Elijah Robertson
1095. James Saunders
1096. John Craddock
1097. Charles Gilmore
1098. Jason Thompson
1099. Howell Tatum
(Grant# 1036- Sumner Co
Grant # 1060 Tenn. Co
Grant #1099 Tenn. Co- no names)
1100-1105. Anthony Hart
1106. Richard Shaffer
1107. John Marshall
1108. Josiah Love
1109. John Marshall
1110-1115. Jesse Reed
1116. Andrew Boud
1117. Daniel Anderson
1118. William Saunders
1119. Isaac Bledsoe
1120. Thomas Taylor
1121. John Boyd
1122. John Baker
1123-1129. John Marshall
1130. Alexander Kirkpatrick
1131. Robert Weakley
1132-1133. John Marshall
1134-1140. Jesse Reed
1141. Alexander Reed
1142. Andrew Armstrong
1143. John Baker
1144-1145. James Cole Montflorence
1146. John Boyd
1147. John Brown
1148. John Haywood
1149. Andrew Armstrong
1150. William Dix
1151. Jonah Love
1152. John Clever

Davidson County Tennessee - 1790

1171-1173. John Drew
1174. missing
1175. Robert Weakley
1176. John Buchanan
1177. Robert Nelson
1178-1179. John Buchanan
1180. John Dickson
1181. Robert Nelson
1182. William Beck
1183-1185. missing
1186-1187. William Cochran
1188-1194. missing
1195-1197. Willoughby Williams
1198. Thomas McDaniel
1199-1213. missing
1215.1216. Philip Shac
1217. Daneil Anderson
1218. John Ramsey
1219. Thomas Johnston
1220. John Motherell
1221. Thomas Edmundson
1222. Thomas Gloster Brehon
1224. Philip Campbell
1225. Adam Laurence
1226. Samuel Shannon
1227. James Gloster Brehon
1228-1229. same
1230-1231. John Gray Blount
1231-1267. missing
1268. John Gray Blount
1269. John Hays
1270. John McNees
1271-1346. missing
1347. James Gloster Clount
1348. Samuel Baston
1349. Thomas Jeffrys
1350. Harrison Parsons
1351. Andrew Bay
1352. Phillips & Campbell
1353-1371. missing
1372. James Lee
1373-1385. missing
1386. Samuel McMurry
1387. John Overton
1388. Abraham Young
1389. Howell Tatum
1390. William Wikoff
1395-1400. John Gray Blount
1401. Charles Homer

Davidson County Tennessee - 1791

1413. Elijah Robertson
1414. Joseph Holland
1421. David McEuon
1422. Archibald Lytle
1423. John Hamilton
1424. Frederick Fisher
1425-1429. George Sugg
1433. Phenix Cox

Davidson County Tennessee - 1786

1. Martin Armstrong
2. James Robertson
3-5. James Beasley
6. Robert Kerr
7-8. James Bosley
9. Lardner Clark

Davidson County Tennessee - 1787

10. Obed Roberts
11. William Moore
12. Henry Rutherford
13-18. Robert Nelson
19. Samuel Hadley
20. Lardner Clark
21. William Murry
22-24. Frederick Sump
25. Thomas Crumpstock
26. John Drake
27. Lardner Clark
28. John Grammer
29. Joseph Brock
30. James Haggett
31. Lardner Clark
32. Joseph Brock
33. Thomas Molloy
34. James Haggett
35. John Cox
36. James Saunders
37. James Russell
38. Absolom Hooper
39. Abraham Miller
40. William Murray
41. Andrew Crockett
42. John Mulherrin
43. Jacob Mayers
44. Clark & Wykoff
45. Mark Noble
46. John Buchanan
47. Christopher Guice
48. Solomon White
49. Curtice Williams
50. Thomas Crumstock
51. Robert Thompson
52-57. Martin Armstrong
58. James Glasgon
59-60. John Rice
61. Marton Armstrong
62. Isaac Drake

Davidson County Tennessee - 1789

63. Isaac Campbell
64. Jesse Cain
65. Daniel Smith
66. James Lanier
67. James Haggett
68. Samuel Shannon
69. Larnder Clark
70. Martin Armstrong
71. Martin Armstrong
72. Anthony Croutcher
74. James McCain
75. Samuel Lewis
76. James Saunders
77. Samuel McCown
80-82. Robert Ewin
83-84. Martin Armstrong
86. Christopher Guice
87-91. Alexander Reed
92. Wykoff & Clark
93. Hugh Lewis
94. Lardner Clark
95. John Buchanan
96. Morgan Bryant
97-98. John Buchannon

Davidson County Tennessee - 1790

100. John Thompson
101. Robert Nelson
102. James Haggatt
103. John Walker
104. Christopher Guice
105-106. James Ireson
107. John Rice
108. Martin Armstrong
109. Samuel Barton

Davidson County Tennessee - 1791

111. James Bosley

Davidson County Tennessee - 1787

1. George Maxwell
2.  Daniel Flanery
3.  Turner Williams
4. John Rice
5. James Bosley
6. Samuel McCutchin
7. Thomas Malloy
8. Thomas Murray
9. Nathaniel McClure
10. Nathaniel Holly
11. Adam Hampton
12. Jesse Maxey
13. Robert Branks
14. George Nevill
15. Ephraim McCan
16. Thomas McFarlan
17. Ephraim McCan
18. Isaac Bledsoe
19. James McGavock
20. Ebenezar Titus
21. William Fraser
22. Samuel McMurry
23. Mark Robertson
24. John Rice
25. John Harris
26. Faulkner Elliot & Isaac Peterson
27. Thomas Molloy
28. Robert Nelson
29. Jacob Pennington
30. Samuel Varner
31. Adam Hampton
32. –34.Gasper Mansco
35. Moses Wilkison
36. Jonathan Drake
37. James Robertson
38. John Sawyer
39. John Aylett
40. James Cary
41. Robert Heaton
42. Thomas Cox
43. Evan Shelby
44. William Marshall
45. William Edmuston
46. Isaac Lindsay
47. Thomas Kilgore
48. John Stewart
49. John McMurry
50. Anthony Bledsoe
51. Moses Wilkison
52. James Byrnes
53. Isaac Shelby
54. David Brigham
55. Daniel Smith
56. Lardner Smith
57. Benjamin Drake
58. William Brown
59. James Robertson
60. Ebenezar Titus
61. James Mars
62. John Henderson
63. Stephen Cantrill
64. John Brown
65. Isaac Johnston
66. Moses Shelby
67. Anthony Sharpe
68. James McFadon
69. William Head
70. Isaac Bledsoe
71. William Collinsworth
72. John Greenway
73. Edward Cox
74. Benjamin Pettit
75. Jesse Thomas
76. William McGuarioch
77. Samuel Buckman
78. Jonah Ramsey
79. Henry Ramsey
80. Henry Cox
81. George Freeland

Davidson County Tennessee - 1788

82. James Shaw
83. William Bowen
84. John Barrow
85. Samuel Barton
86. James Shaw
87. Jesse Maxwell
88. John Rice
89. Elisha Robertson
90. James Clendenning
91. John Stewart
92. John Elliot
93. Thomas Sharpe
94. Peter Turney
95. Robert Looney
96. James Espy
97. John Stewart
98. William Gubbins
99. Mark Noble
100. Jeremiah Price
101. Jon  Menees
102. Elmore Douglass
103. Howell Tatum
104. John Bushannon
105. William Medlock
106. Robert Heaton
107. Robert Tatum
108. Dempsey Jenkins

General Accounts of the lands  granted or approperated by the State of North Carolina in the Western Territory ceded by the said State to the United States of America as of the foregoing estimate.

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