Cumberland County, Tennessee: Journal "B"

Compiled by WPA Workers **
32 Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Softcover, TN-0549, $8.50

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Compiled by WPA Workers ** in the early 1900s, this publication contains land sales recorded in Cumberland County, Tennessee. Each entry contains the name and place of residence for buyer/seller, amount of sale, and complete description of property.

In many instances, the buyer or seller resided in a diffent county at the time of purchase. Such information is invaluable to the researcher.

* * WPA Workers
During the Great Depression in the early 1900s, many Americans were given a "job" by the United States Government to support their family. One such "job" was transcribing early court, family, Bible, and cemetery records as well as other local records. Original versions were typed on onion skin paper with "x" number of carbon copies. Although the State Archives owns the vast majority of 'first' or typed copy, carbons have circulated for years but are now scattered. Often the typing is not the best and is difficult to read but these valuable records still constitute one of the best sources of information for Tennessee Counties. In many cases, these are all that remain of the original as many county records have been lost. WPA records are generally full text transcription: much larger in scope than an abstraction or summary.

Example

P.183 - Deed: Robert DWIGGENS of TN to Anderson SLOANE of Cumberland County
July 14, 1858, Consideration: $4.33
200 Acres in Bledsoe County, District #1. Lands of Francis M. SHAW entered in the name of Porter D. WILCOX, No. 1128, dated September 21, 1835 Lying on Cumberland Mountain on the waters of Obeds River bordering on the South side of Stage Road beginning on a double Chestnut marked DPW and including a Sulphur Spring and a water spring and adjoining land of Benjamin BENTLY ... (Signed, acknowledged, and other legal document requirement included.)

Surnames Included in This Publication

ABEE ADAM ANDREWS ANGEL

BACH BAGNELL BAKER BARGER BEARS BRIDGEMAN BRONSON BROWN

CACKERAN CAMERON CANLY CARROL CARROLL CENTER CHALK CONLEY CREW CROOK CROSBY CRY

DARROW DAVIS DEDGE DESABLA DESABLEY DESABLY DESAMBLA DIBERREL DICKSON DOGE DUGGER DUNLOP DWIGGINS DYER

EDMANA EDMUND ELLISON

FARKAM FARMER FISK FREALING FRESTON FROST

GAMBLE GANLY GARDING GARRISON GERDING GIBSON GIPSON GIRDING GOSE GRANT GREEN GREER

HAELER HALE HALL HALLPY HALLY HAYS HEDEOTH HEDGECOTH HEDGEGCOTH HEDGEOTH HENRY HICKEY HINCH HINDE HOODENPILE HOOVER HOPKINS HOWARD HUIDE HYATT HYDER

JAMES JOHNSON

KEYS KINDRED KIRBY

LEA LODEU LOW

MARTAIN MCNORRIS MELTON METECALFE MIGERS MILLIARD MILLS MITCALFE MORRIS MORROW MYERS

NAIL NAILE NARRAMORE NARRAWMORE NEWEL NORRIS

ORME ORNE

PALLMER PARBAM PARKS PARSONS PENE PREDDY PRESTON

REED RENFRO REYNOLDS ROBERSON ROBERTSON RUSEL

SAMMES SAMNER SAMUEL SCOTT SHERRELL SHORT SLOAN SLOANE SLONE SMAFFERD SMITH SNYDER SPEARS STEPHEN STEPHENS STEWARD STOEPLES SWAN

TABLET TALLETT TAMMER THOMAS TIPTON TOLLET TOLLIVER TUCKER TYLER

VANDEVER VANHOY VANWINKLE VICERY VICKERY

WALKER WATSON WHITESIDE WHITLEY WHITMORE WILLIAM WILLIAMS WILSON WINNE WYATE WYATT

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