Compiled Compiled by WPA Workers **
Compiled by WPA Workers **, this volume contains Fentress County, Tennessee registered deeds from 1824 through 1838 as found in Deed Books 'A' and 'B'. Each entry includes the name of seller and buyer, date registered, number of acres involved, and consideration [price of land]. In approximately 50% of the entries, a brief description of the location of land is included.
Research Tip: Remember: these deeds are for land in Fentress County ... in numerous instances, either the seller or buyer resided in another county. [see last example below.].
* * 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.
Page #165- Instr #73
Strouther Frogge to John Huff, both of Fentress County, State of Tennessee. 1 November, 1830. Consideration: $7.00, 40 Acres east of Cumberland River.
Page #163 - Instr #73
William Evans to Simon Huddleston, both of Fentress County, State of Tennessee. Consideration: $354.00, 480 acres and one negro girle. The land being in Tipton County on Cane Creek.
Page #9, Instr. #6
Christly Baker, State of Tennessee, McMinn County to Elias Kidd, State of Tennessee, Fentress County, 10 May, 1824. Consideration: $100.00, 12 Acres on Rotten For of Wolf River.
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.
ALBERTSON ALDERSON ALL ANDERSON ANGELLEY ARMSTRONG ARNOLD ATKINSON* ATKISON
BAKER BATES BEAN BEATY* BEECH BEESON BLACK BLACKFORT BLAIR* BOND BOOKOUT BOWDER BOWLES BRADFORD BREWSTER BREWZEAL BRIDGEWATER BROCK BROWN BUCK BURNETT BUTTRAM
CAILE CALHOUN CALLECOTT CALLOWAY CAMPBELL* CARPENTER CARROLL CHAMBERS CHAPMAN CHERRY CHILTON CHOATE CLAIBORNE CLARK CLEMENS COBB COCKE COFFEE COKE COMBS CONATSER COOPER CRABTREE CRAWFORD CRIDDLE CROCKETT CROSS CROUCH CULLOM CULON CULVER
DALTON DARDIE DAVIDSON* DESHA DILLON DOLES DONELSON DONOVAN DUFFIELD DUNCAN
EASTLAND EMMETT EVANS** EWING
FAIRBANKS FINDLEY FLATT FRANCIS FRENCH FROGGE*
GARRETT GATEWOOD GILL GILES GLENN GODBEY GORDAN GORE GRAHAM GREEN GROOM GUFFEYGUTHERY GWINN
HADDEN HAGGARD HAILEY HAMMER HARMON HARRELL HARRIS HARRISON HATFIELD HAWKINS HAWKINSON HELAM HELM HENDERSON HIGHSON HILL HINDS* HISSOM HOOD HOOSER HOGER HOOD HOPKINS HOUSTON HOWARD HUDDLESTON HUFF HUFFAKER HUNT HURLEY
JARNAGIN JONES JOPLING
KEITH KENNEDY KID KING KOGER
LAUGHLIN LEA LEWIS LICK LINN LITTLE LONG LOVE
MCANALLY MCBATH MCCLELLAN MCCLELLAND MCCORMACK MCCROSS MCCULLOM MCDONALD MCELRATH MCGAVOCK MCGARRICK MCGARROCK MCGHEE MCIVER MCLEMORE MCMINN
MABERRY MACKELRATH MARSHALL MARTIN MILLER MILSAP MONROE MOODY MULLINAX MYERS
ODLE OLDHAM OWENS*
PARK PAUL PAYNE PHILLIPS PICKETT PILE POGUE POLK POOR** PULTS PURR PURRIS
RAGON* REOGAN REDMAN REDMOND REED REESE REID RHEA RHODES RICH* RICHARDSON RILEY ROBERTSON ROGERS ROSS ROWAN RULE
SANDUSKY SANFORD SEARCY SEATON SEYMORE SCHOOLER SCROGGINS SHELL SHERTBRIDGE SIMMS SIMONDS SIMPSON SINGLETON SMITH** SNODGRASS SNOW SOBANES STAFFORD STEPHENS STORY STORIE SUBLETT SWAN
TAYLOR THURMAN TIPTON TRAVIS TYRELL
WARREN WATTS WEBB WEST WISTMORELAND WHITEHEAD WHITED WILLIAMS WOOD* WRIGHT
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