1806 Petition to Modify an Act Governing Registers and Rangers

Petition 9-2-1806 to the Tennessee General Assembly


Inhabitants of Grainger County wish to modify an act passed to compel the Registers and Rangers of various counties to hold court at their Court Houses. “The said office is one of high importance to the public, yet the fees of office are so inconsiderable as not to authorize a person comfortably settled on a farm in the country to remove to town to attend to the duties of said office.” Petitioners ask permission for the Register and Ranger of Grainger County “to hold his office at any place in the county.”

Signers were:

Philip Sigler
Jarimiah Mince
Noah Ashly
William Asher
Peter Hammick
William Webster
Jonathen Branson
Charles Drake
William Waggoner
John Blackburn
Isaac Long
Thomas James
Archibald Greer
Samuel Waggoner
Thomas Morris
Thomas Boullon
Morten Morris
Samuel Hammick
Elijah Lang
John Bolton
Marten Thornbury
Richard Thornbury
William Capts
John Mapels
Isaac Davis
Charles Hutcheson
William Patton
Walker Allen
John Baker
Benjamin moor [sic]
Andrew seabolt [sic]
John Nall
John Parker
Thos Brown
David Watson
William Lane
James Lane, Junr
John Selvidge
James Lane, Senr
William Pasley
Jeremiah Lovell
David Elkins
Gorge Lovell
Philip Parker
Abraham Elliot
Samuel Bunch
Wm Sims
Obadiah Walters
Joel Witt
N. Jarnagin
Robert Caton
William Garrett
John Ray
Chessley Jarnagin
Enouch Winds
Jeremiah Jarnagin

Source: Tennessee Genealogical Society, “Ansearchin'” News, Winter, 1985, page 159.

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