1799 Petition Objecting to Erecting a New County

Petition 21-1-1799 to the Tennessee General Assembly

Dated 26 Sep 1799

Some citizens of Grainger County object to attaching the part of Grainger County lying south of Clinch Mountain to part of Jefferson County.  They state the citizens petitioning to do so follow a “party design” and are not petitioning for the public good; therefore, they want an investigation.

Signers were:

George Bean
Soloman Blair
James Bowen
Josiah Smith
Henry Bowen
John McElkeny
Huse ? Robson
Edward Tharker ? / Edward T Parker ?
Thomas McBroom
Charles Bunch
Volintin Morgon
John Smith
Sml Yancey
Isaiah Midkiff
Wm Henderson
Thos Henderson
David Haley
John Bowen
Aron Gast / Gist
Michel Careny
James Blair Sr
James Blair Jr
Martin Ashburn
John Danel
William Arnold

Source: Tennessee Genealogical Society, “Ansearchin'” News, Fall, 1991, page 116.

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