1856 - 1891
22 Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Softcover, TN-0550, $7.50
Because land deeds were vague in the early history of Cumberland County, land surveys became a 'must-have' during the latter part of the 1800s. This publication contains the actual survey information, sealing forever property ownership and true boundaries.
When available, each entry contains Land Claim Number, name of owner, total acreage, and date of survey.
* * 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.
State of Tennessee, Cumberland County, Number 29
John W. BROWN enters 200 acres on Cumberland Mountain on waters of Clear Branch in District #8. Beginning on a Wise Dater's Easter corner, a Double White Oak, thence down Clear Branch to Thomas FORD's line, thence to BROWN's line to beginning. Dated August 13, 1856
John BROWN, Locater, Certificate Issued, Fielding NARRAMORE, Entry Taker
State of Tennessee, Cumberland County, Number 39
Martha W. INGALLS enters 50 acres on Cumberland Mountains on the waters of Caney Fork. Beginning on a maple (tree) marked J.K. on South Branch of Caney Fork river, thence South thence East to the river, thence down the river to the beginning. Dated October 4, 1856.
Martha INGALLIS, Locater, Certificates Issued, Fielding NARRAMORE, Entry Taker
Surnames Included in This Publication
* After the surname indicates over 5 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname.
** After the surname indicates over 10 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname. ADKINS
BAGWELL BAKER BEAM BRADS BRAWER BRONSON BROWN BROYLES
CHILDERS CONLEY COX CROOK CRY
DANIEL DAWSON DESABLA DIAL DIXON DORTON
EAST ELMORE EVINS
HALL HAMPTON HALL HARRIS HEDGECOTH HIDER HYDER HALEY
LEWIS LODEN LOWERY
MATHIAS MATHEWS MCCALIB MCFINLEY
NARRAMORE NELSON NORRIS NORTHUP
PARKINS PARSONS PATTON PATTEN
SMITH SHERRELL SWAN SMITH STONE STONECIPHER
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