School Districts Laid Out, 1831

This transcription comprises three documents held at the Grainger County Archives.  Spelling and grammar are maintained here.


Beans Station 16th April 1831

Pursuant to the provisions of a late act of the general Assembly of the State of Tennessee entitled an act to establish Common Schools in this state

We have this Day met for the purpose of laying into convenient School districts the Hundredth Regiment of Tennessee Militia and have proceeded to lay off said districts as follows viz

Captn B B Godseys company shall constitute two districts to be divided by a line Begining a John Boins [?] on the Hawkins county line and runing across said company and across Spring Creek so as to pass Michael Perkypiles leaving him in the lower districts thence to Isaiah Reece’s leaving him in the lower destrict thence to Isaiah Reece’s leaving him in teh up thence to John Poindexter, including him in the lower thence to Samuel Coxe’s leaving him in the lower District otherwise both destricts to be bounded by the bounds of the company

Capt B Koffman’s [Hoffman’s?] Co to constitute one Destrict and bounded by the bounds of the company

Captn Jonathan Noe’s company to constitute one destrict bounded by the same bounds of the company

Captn Richard Grantham’s company to constitute two destricts to be divded by a line Begining at James Mays’s including him in the upper runing thence to Nunum’s [?] leaving him in the upper destrict Otherwise both said destricts to be bounded by the bounds of the company

Captn Nehemiah Mcgee’s company to constitute of one destrict and bounded as the company

Captn E. Thomason’s company to consist [?] of two destricts to be divded by a line begining where Dennis Roberts now lives and runing directly across the company by Captn Campbell’s leaving him in the upper destrict and both destricts otherwise bounded by the companys bounds

Captn P. Senter’s company shall constitute one destrict to be bunded as the company is bounded

Captn James Mallicot’s company to constitue one Destrict to be bounded as sd company is bounded

Captn James K McNallys company to constitute one destrict to be bounded by the same bounds of the company

Done at Beans Station this 16th Day of April 1831

Commissioners

John Easterly
John Lathim
Robt Long

No 1 — Godseys company
No 2 — Ditto Ditto
No 3 — Coffmans Ditto
No 4 — Noes Ditto
No 5 — Granthams Ditto
No 6 — Ditto Ditto
No 7 — Mcgees Ditto
No 8 — Thomasons Ditto
No 9 — Ditto Ditto
No 10 — Senters Ditto
No 11 — Mallicots Ditto
No 12 — Mcnallys Ditto

Written on reverse, with no explanation:

No 1

No 2
John Rice
John Poindexter
D Mcnally
James Shields
T Reece

A second document contains the following details

State of Tennessee )
Grainger County )      100th Regiment Tennessee Militia

Common School Districts in said Regiment

No 1 Upper part of Captn B. B. Godseys Company
No 2 Lower part of the same Company
No 3 Captn B. Koffmans Company entire
No 4 Captn Jonathan Noes Company entire
No 5 Upper end of Captn R. Granthams Company
No 6 Lower end of the same Company
No 7 Captn N. Mcgees Company entire
No 8 Upper part of Captn E. Thomasons Company
No 9 Lower end of the same company
No 10 Captn P. Senters Company entire
No 12 Captn James Mallicots Company entire
No 11 Captn J. K. Mcnallys Company entire

Extract from the records of the proceedigs [sic] of the Commissioners at Beans Station on the 16 April last

John Easterly
Secretary of the board

27th May 1831

A true copy of the bounds of each district will be forwarded to the board of Common School Commissioners when elected and organized

J. Easterly

A third document contains the following details

7th or Lower Regiment — Grainger County

A continuation of the [illegible] School Districts

No 13 }
No 14 } Captn Brocks company
No 15 }
No 16 Upper end of Captn Monroes company
No 17 Lower end of the same
No 18 North side of Captn Hamiltons company
No 19 South side of the same
No 20 }
No 21 } Captn Butchers company
No 22 }
No 23 North side of Captn Waters [?] co
No 24 South side Ditto
No 25 }
No 26 } Campbells and Bledsoes companys
No 27 }
No 28 Upper end of Captn Harrells co
No 29 Lower end Ditto
No 30 }
No 31 }
No 32 } Captns Massingal & Bests [?] and Bests [sic] [?] cos
No 33 }
No 34 }

Divisions

Easterly {No 1 Godseys Hoffmans and Noes cos consisting of Nos Districts 1-2-3-4

Godwin {No 2 Granthams Senters Mcgees and Thomasons cos Districts 5-6-7-8-9-10

Lathim {No 3 Mcnellys and Mallicots cos Districts 11-12

Clark {No 4 Brocks Monroes Hamiltons cos Districts 13-14-15-16-17-18-19

Chesney {No 5 Butchers and Waterss cos D. 20-21-22-23-24

Blair {No 6 Campbells Bledsoes and Harrells cos D. 25-26-27-28-29

Division No 7 Massingals Wests and Wests [sic] cos 30-31-32-33-34 (Curl)


Transcribed by Billie McNamara from the original documents.

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