1799 Petition To Form Counties and Establish Court

Petition 17-1-1799 to the Tennessee General Assembly
See also Petition No. 24-1-1799, transcribed on this Web site.


Inhabitants of Grainger Co.  ask that no new county be formed … the “bounds between Cock [sic] County and Cumberland Mountains or the Indian boundary line is by No means sufficient for three counties … Nature has formed it for two and No more…” Also “laying a superior Court District Between that of Washington and Hambelton … ”

Signers were:

Jacob Capps
David Collens
Elijah Collens
William Capps
Andrw Blackwood
John Bots
William Clifton
Hardy Hughes
Aron Cook
Joseph Nation
Joshua Bots
Willis Caps
Edward Thornbrough
John Bayer
John Gilbert
Henry Evins
William [illegible]
Moses Smith
Richard Smith
John Bruston
Jessee James
Elnathen Davis
John Hutten
Js Kirkpatrick
Wm Savage
Ezekiel Craft
Andw Evins
Wm Hankins
Henry Sharpe
Edward Braden
Wm York
Jesse James

Source: Tennessee Genealogical Society, “Ansearchin'” News, Fall, 1991, page 114.

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