1836 COMMISSIONERS' REPORT

Transcribed from the original at the Tennessee State Library and Archives
by Edgar D. Byler, III


State of Tennessee Wayne Countyž

Pursuant to an act of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee passed at Nashville on the 3rd day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty five, entitled "An Act to Provide for the laying off the Several Counties in this State into districts of Convenient Size within which Justices of the Peace and Constables shall be elected and for other purposes, together with a Resolution appointing Commissioners for the Several Counties" the undersigned Commissioners (appointed agreeable to said Resolution) for the County Wayne Report the following Districts and places of holding Elections in said Districts agreeable to said act, viz:

FIRST DISTRICT

Beginning at the mouth of Beech Creek on Tennessee River running up Beech to the mouth of Morrison Fork thence up said fork to William Battles' on the road leading from Carrollville to the mouth of Green River, thence East with said road to the Ridge dividing the waters of Beech Creek from Buffalo River thence with the ridge leading down to Buffalo River just below Isham Shoates, thence down Buffalo River to where the north boundary line of Wayne County crosses Buffalo River thence west with said line to the Tennessee River, thence up Tennessee River to the beginning.

SECOND DISTRICT

Beginning at the mouth of Beech Creek running up to the mouth of Morrison fork of Beech Creek, thence up said fork to William Battles' on the road leading from Carrollville to the mouth of Green River, thence East with said road to the Ridge dividing the waters of Beech Creek from Green River, thence South with said Ridge so as to include all the waters of Beech Creek above said road and all the waters of Eagle Creek by running West with the ridge dividing the waters of Hardin Creek from Eagle Creek, thence North with the County line to the Northwest corner of said County near Ross' landing thence down the River to the mouth of Beech.

THIRD DISTRICT

Beginning where the North boundary line of Wayne County Crosses Buffalo river Running East to the South East corner of Perry County, thence North with said County line to the North West corner of Wayne County, thence East with the north boundary line to the north East corner of Wayne County thence South with the East boundary line of Wayne County to the Ridge dividing the waters of Upper Rock House Creek from Trace Creek thence with said Ridge to Buffalo River thence down Buffalo River to the beginning

FOURTH DISTRICT

Beginning on the dividing Ridge between Buffalo River and Beech Creek West of Isham Shoates, running to Buffalo River below Isham Shoates thence up Buffalo So far as to include where William Duren lives thence with the Ridge dividing the waters of Moguison [Moccasin] Creek and Green River from Forty Eight Mile Creek running South West and North So as to include all the water of Moguison Creek and Green River in said district

FIFTH DISTRICT

Beginning where the West boundary of Wayne County Crosses Eagle Creek, Running East with the Ridge dividing the waters of Hardin Creek from Eagle Creek, thence South and West so far as to include all the waters of Hardins Creek by running West with the Ridge dividing the waters of Hardins Creek from Indian Creek and that all the waters of Hardin Creek and Flat Gap Creek compose said district

SIXTH DISTRICT

Beginning at a point in the East boundary line of Wayne County where Said lines crosses the Ridge dividing upper Rock House Creek and Trace Creek thence with said Ridge to Buffalo River, thence down Buffalo River to the Ridge dividing the waters of Moquison Creek and Green River from forty eight Mile Creek thence South and East with the ridge to the East boundary line of Wayne County thence North with the line crossing Buffalo River to the beginning so as to include the waters of Forty Eight Mile Creek and all the setlers on Buffalo river and Rock House Creek within the above described bounds.

SEVENTH DISTRICT

Beginning where the West boundary line of Wayne County crosses the ridge dividing the ridge dividing the waters of Flat Gap Creek and Hardin Creek from the Waters of Indian Creek, thence East with said Ridge to the Florence road thence South with said road to Andrew Browns So as to cross Weatherford fork including Matthew G. Pickens thence West to the West boundary line of Wayne County thence north with said line to the Beginning including all the waters of Indian and Weatherford fork as above described

EIGHT DISTRICT

Beginning on the Florence Road where the same crosses the ridge which divides the waters of Hardin Creek from Indian Creek runs South with said road so as to include where Andrew Brown now lives thence East and North so as to include all the head waters of Hardin and Indian Creek to the beginning and that said bounds comprise said District

NINTH DISTRICT

Beginning at Andrew Brown's on the Florence road running West to Weatherfords fork of Indian Creek so as to include all the waters of said Creek above Matthew G. Pickens thence from Pickens to the West boundary line of Wayne County thence South with the County line to the South West corner thence East with the South boundary line so as to run with ridge dividing the head of Second Creek and the waters of Crenshaws fork of Cypress to the Beginning at Andrew Browns

TENTH DISTRICT

Beginning on the South boundary line of Wayne County where the same crosses the ridge dividing the head of Second Creek from Crenshaws fork of Cypress Creek running north with said Ridge near Andrew Brown thence East and South to the South boundary line so as to include all the waters of the middle fork of Cypress and Crenshaws fork of Cypress in said District

ELEVENTH DISTRICT

Beginning on the South boundary line of Wayne County where the same crosses the ridge dividing the middle fork of Cypress and little Cypress Creeks then North with said Ridge so as to include all the waters of Little Cypress and all the waters of Butlers Creek as low down as the mouth and all the waters of Holly Creek from Robert B. Floods down to the South East corner of Wayne County thence West with the State line to the beginning

TWELFTH DISTRICT

Beginning at Robert Floods plantation on Holly Creek running East so as to include all the waters of Factors fork of Shoal Creek and all the waters of Holly Creek above Floods. Thence north with the County line so as to include all the waters of said Factors Fork and Holly Creek by running West and South to the Beginning

The place of holding Elections in the first District shall be at the House of Richard Tidwell

The place of holding Elections in the Second District shall be at the House of George Powell On the head of Morrison fork

The place of holding Elections in the Third District shall be at the House of William Hardin on the head of Possum Creek

The place of holding Elections in the Fourth District shall be a Waynesboro

The place of holding Elections in the Sixth District shall be at the House of Charles Signer on Hardins Creek

The place of holding Elections in the Sixth District shall be at the house of Nathan Biffle.

The place of holding Elections in the Seventh District shall be at the house of John Sinclair on Weatherfords fork of Indian Creek

The place of holding Elections in the ninth District shall be at Elijah B. Harbour on Indian Creek

The place of holding Elections in the Ninth District shall be at [Capt - crossed out] John Broadaways

The place of holding Elections in the Tenth District shall be at the House of Thomas Lawson

The place of holding Elections in the Eleventh District shall be at Joel Whitten

The place of holding Elections in the Twelfth District shall be at John Bromleys

Giver under our hands this 25th day of January 1836. //s// Wm. B. Ross, G. Whitten, James D. Carr, Nathan Biffle, Commissioners.

End of Commissioners' Report


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