The undersigned citizens of the State of Tennessee have agreed and hereby constitute themselves into a company by the name and style of “The Murfreesboro and Liberty Turnpike company” for the purpose of building a McAdamized turnpike road from Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee, passing Hall’s Hill. the Boiling Spring, McKnight’s Gap and Luck’s shop and continuing to a point on the Lebanon & Sparta turnpike road from two to three miles from Liberty in DeKalb County, Tennessee.  The amount of capital stock of said company to be forty thousand dollars to be divided into sixteen hundred shares of twenty-five dollars each share.

Enoch H. Jones, Rutherford County                  60 shares                      $1500
John W. Hall, Rutherford County                      60 shares                      $1500
Gideon B. Hall, Rutherford County                   20 shares                      $500
John S. Wright, Rutherford County                   20 shares                      $500
Benjamin Johnson, Rutherford County              40 shares                      $1000
Isaac N. Wright, Rutherford County                  20 shares                      $500
Jacob T. Wright, Rutherford County                 10 shares                      $250
John D. Alexander, Rutherford County              20 shares                      $500
James T. McKnight, Rutherford County            10 shares                      $250
Joseph Trimble, Rutherford County                   10 shares                      $250
Donalson Barker, Rutherford County                10 shares                      $250
Ephraim Smith, Rutherford County                    60 shares                      $1500
Andrew M. Alexander, Rutherford County          80 shares                      $2000
Jarratt Cock, Rutherford County                       20 shares                      $500
Joseph Davis, Rutherford County                      4 shares                        $100
David F. Lassey, Rutherford County                 6 shares                        $150
Alexander McKnight, Cannon County              20 shares                      $500
John P. Ham, Cannon County                           20 shares                      $500
W. W. McKnight, Cannon County                    8 shares                        $200
S. H. McKnight, Cannon County                      4 shares                        $100
Joseph Dement, Cannon County                       4 shares                        $100
Henry Goodloe, Cannon County                       20 shares                      $500
James McKnight, Cannon County                     20 shares                      $500
J. C. Elrod, Cannon County                              8 shares                        $200
J. L. McKnight, Cannon County                       4 shares                        $100
George Lawrence, Cannon County                   4 shares                        $100
Andrew McKnight, Cannon County                  4 shares                        $100

This road to be graded and (word) thirty feed in width and graveled with broken limestone or river gravel and to be graded to within two and a half degrees of a level with the plane of the horizon.

             In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands, this 5th day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred fifty one.
                                                                         E. H. Jones
                                                                         E. F. Smith
                                                                         G. B. Hall
                                                                         A.M. Alexander
                                                                         Alexander McKnight
                                                                         Isaac N. Wright
                                                                         John S. Wright

- Many thanks to Don Detwiler

Initial stock holders of “The Murfreesboro and Liberty Turnpike Company” 1851
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