Research on the Bosley Family from a researcher in Baltimore, MD
BOSLEY FAMILY from researcher Robert Bates, Lexington VA 6/22/1950
[NOTE BOLD LETTERING PERTAINS TO THE ROSS FAMILY]
|B:1703 Baltimore||B:13 May 1704 Baltimore||1706 St. Johns Parrish, Baltimore, MD||B:11 March 1712 Baltimore||B: 13 May 1714 Baltimore|
|M: Hannah PRICE TIPTON||M: Mary MERRYMAN HALL||M: Ann GREENBERRY||M:Elizabeth DIMMETT||M: Elizabeth COX|
|D: 1776 Baltimore||D:7 June 1762 Baltimore||D: 20 March 1780 Baltimore||D:4 Sept 1793 Baltimore||D:11 Oct 1762 Baltimore|
|B: 1728 Baltimore||B: 1733 Baltimore||B: 1736 Baltimore||B: 1738 Baltimore|
|M:Alexander SOPER||M:John ORRICK||M: Benjamin BARNEY|
2. John HELM
3. Arthur CHENOWITH
|D:1787||D:25 May 1828||D:12 August 1824||D:1 April 1814|
|5.Johannah||6. Ruth||7. Diana||8. Thomas||9. Gideon|
|B: 1742||B: 1744||B: 1745 Baltimore||B:1746||B: 1748 Baltimore|
|M:||M:William COX||Ellis MAJORS||M:Mary RICHARDS||M:Sarah COLE|
|D:25 May 1828||D:12 Sept 1816 Sullivan Co. TN||1812 Baltimore||D:1 April 1814||D:11 Aug 1803 Lincoln Co. KY|
|B: 1749 Baltimore||B:1760 Baltimore||B:||B:||B:11 Sept 1766 Baltimore|
|M:Susannah||M:Stephen HICKS SR||M:||M:||M:Walter JAMES|
|D: 1816||D: 1 Aug 1840 Sullivan Co. TN||D:||D:||D:24 Jan 1852 Sullivan Co TN|
|1.William||2.Sophia||3.Mary (Polly)||4.Thomas||5.Jacob||6. James|
|B:||B: 1805 TN||B:12 Oct 1803||B:ca 1807||B: ca 1808||B:5 June 1810|
|M:||M:William GALLOWAY||M: Abraham GALLOWAY||M:Matilda __||M:Mary __||M:Margaret (Peggy) EVANS|
|D:||D:1865 Shover Springs||D:5 June 1896 Blountville Cemetery TN||D:||D:||D:27 Jan 1897 Blountville|
|B:1 June 1793||B:19 Oct 1794||B:28 Feb 1796||B:13 May 1798||B: 19 Feb 1800|
|M:Alexander Sinclair GUNNING||M:Nancy C. WILSON||M:Jacob STURM||M:Jesse CRAFT||M:Henry ANDERSON|
|D:25 June 1827||D:3 Jan 1878||D:7 Feb 1850||D:13 Oct 1830||D:26 Jan 1850|
|6.Louisa||7. Elisha||8.Jesse J.||9.Eleanor||10.George R.|
|B:8 Dec 1803||B: 18 Jan 1802||B:19 Oct 1804||B:12 March 1807 Blountville TN||B:12 June 1810|
|M:Sarah ___||M: Sarah VINCENT||M:Noah GAMMON||M:Abigail VINCENT|
|D:19 Jan 1818||D:25 Aug 1835||D:1856||D:26 May 1852 Moniteau, MO||D:|
MARRIAGE LICENSE OF WILLIAM EDMONDSON AND SARAH TYREE
|1.Abraham||2.Eliza||3.Thomas||4.Annis Mae||5.John B.|
|B:ca 1824 Meigs Co TN||B:ca 1827 Meigs Co TN||B:ca 1829 Meigs Co TN||B: 27 July 1830 Meigs Co. TN||B:7 July 1832Meigs Co TN|
|M:Sarah POLK||M:John N. ALBERT||M:Mary C. ROTHWELL||M:Waller L ROTHWELL|
2. John ROSS SR
|M:Mary Ann MOUSER|
|D:1881 Shover Springs||D:1892 Shover Springs Private Land||D:||D:27 July 1888 Ross Cemetery||D:4 Oct 1902 Matt Hall Cemetery|
|B:ca 1835 Meigs Co TN||B:ca 1839 Meigs Co TN||B:ca 1842 Meigs Co. TN||B:ca 1845 Meigs Co. TN|
|M:Elizabeth MOUSER||M:Mastin SUTTON||M:||M:Caroline FULLER|
|D:1882 Matt Hall Cemetery||D:1886 Shover Springs||D:1864 Shover Springs||D:23 March 1921 Shover Springs|
NOTES:Walter was in Baltimore County by 10 October 1697 or 1697 when he surveyed 200 acres called
Bosley’s Expectation in Gunpowder Hundred,
Baltimore, Maryland. Tax lists show that in 1699, he was constable in Middle River Hundred but after
that he was a taxable on south side of Gunpowder Hundred.
for history of Gunpowder Hundred:
His Will was made 29 July, 1715 and filed 2 November 1715.
NOTE: Joseph Bosley specifices in 2 places in this Will that he has 6 daughters but only five are named. In the final account of the estate by the executor, Greenbery Bosley, however one Ruth Cox is named as being one of the legatees and she receives share equal that disbursed to other daughters. It can only be assumed that the clerk while transcribing the Will into the record book somehow left out the one name.
Administrator’s Bonds Book 5 1760-1779 page 4 and 5
Know all men that we Greenbery Bosley, Thomas Gist Jr., and Benjamin Price bound unto the State of Maryland in sum of forty thousand pounds current money 25 Feb 1780. Greenberry Bosley, Executor of Last Will and Testament of Joseph Bosley, late of Baltimore County, deceased to make an inventory
Inventories; Book 12 page 213 and 214.
An inventory of the goods and chattels of Joseph Bosley, deceased, as appraised by us the subscribers.
To a tract of land 4,000. To ditto L 2,800 To 86 acres L. 6,200. $13,000.00
To an old negro woman named Hagar, negro man named Dick $2,400.00
To 2 old horses $480.00 7 head of black cattle $680.00 - $1,140.00
To 8 head sheep $160.00 To 4 yearlings $120.00 - $280.00
To 1 cow and calf and yearling $200.00 To 1 sow and 14 pigs $80.00 - $280.00
To 1 fedder bed and furniture $300.00 1 do $200.00 7 chairs $24.00 6 kettles $15.00 - $539.00
To 1 fedder bed and furniture $280.00 2 tables $11.00 Quantity pew'r $52.10. - $343.10
To 2 old pots, 2 pair hooks and some old tubs $48.00
To old pot tramels $15.00 Old cast wheels old chairs $140.00 - $155.00
To a quantity of old iron $20.00 old mattock and mail rings $20.00 - $40.00
To old pewter $20.00 1 old hand saw, 1 old adz, 1 old drawing knife, 1 old auger $35.00
signed: Sam L. Tipton, John Foster, Thomas Bosley, Hannah Bosley.
Baltimore County, May 10, 1780, came Greenberry Bosley, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Joseph Bosley,
deceased and made oath that the aforegoing is a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels
of the deceased that have come to his hands or possession at the time of making therof and at what has since or may
come to his hands or possession he will return in an additional inventory, that he knows of no concealment of any part
or parcel of the deceased's estate by any persons whatsover, that if he should discover any or suspect any to be he
will make the Register of Wills acquainted therewith, that the same may be enquired into according to law.
Sworn to before me, Register of Wills for Baltimore County, William Buchanan.
Baltimore County, Maryland.
Administrator's Accounts Book 9 page 35.
The final account of Greenbury Bosley, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Joseph Bosley, Sr, late of said County deceased.
This accountant charges himself with inventory of the deceased his estate amounting to the sum of 18,260.10 Coninental.
And he craves an allowance of the following payments and disbursements to wit:
Current money paid by this accountant to Gideon Bosley in full of a legacy left him by his deceased father as per receipt appears $3.00
Current money paid by this accountant to Hannah Bosley in full of a legacy left her by her deceased father as per receipt appears $12.00
Current money paid by this accountant to Mary Bosley in full of a legacy left her by her deceased father as per receipt appears $12.00
Current money paid by this accountant to Benjamin Barney in full of a legacy left by his wife by her deceased father as per receipt appears $12.00
Current money paid by this accountant to Ruth Cox in full of a legacy left her by the deceased as per receipt appears $12.00.
Current money paid by this accountant to Elias Magers in full of a legacy left his wife by the deceased as per receipt appears $12.00
Current money paid by this accountant to Thomas Bosley in full of his part portion or share of his deceased father's estate divided agreeable to will as per receipt appears $120.00
Current money retained in this accountant's own hands being his part portion or share of the deceased estate as a legatee divided agreeable to Will $120.00
Estate accounted for $303.60
Baltimore County to wit on the 15th day of April 1787 came Greenberry Bosley executor of the Last Will and Testament of Joseph Bosley late of said County, deceased, and made oath that the foregoing account is just and true as it stands stated and that he has paid or secured the payment of every sum or sums for which he claims allowance which afterdue.
The Baltimore County Debt Book shows he owned, as of 1750 Ellegas Grove 30 acres.
Children JOSEPH AND ANN GREENBERRY BOSLEY
In witness where I have hereunto set my hand Seal 2nd day of May 1798.
Sealed published and declared by the testator as her last Will and Testament has requested our names as witnesses herewith John Williams , James Rhea.
Will of Ruth Bosley-Cox, daughter of Joseph and Ann Bosley and granddaughter of Walter
and Mary Elizabeth Bosley died in Sullivan County, Tennessee. This indenture
made this 12 Sept in the year of our Lord 1815, between Ruth Cox Senr. of the one part and Susannah Cox, Thomas Hartman,
William, Sophia,Mary, Thomas, Jacob, James Abraham, and Isaac Cox of the other part, each of Sullivan County and State
Witnesseth: That the said Ruth Cox as well for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which she the said Ruth Cox hath and beareth to the said Susannah Cox, her daughter-in-law and the said Thomas Hartman. William, Sophia, etc. her grandsons and daughters as also for the better perferment of them, the said Ruth Cox have given and granted unto the said Susannah, William etc. all that tract or parcel of land whereon the parties aforesaid, now lives, containing One Hundred and Fifty-five acres,be the same or more or less, said land lying and being in the county aforesaid,
to-wit: Beginning at a walnut and hickory near joining the lands of John Tipton, thence North ten west ninety poles to a white oak, thence south sixty West fourteen poles to a black oak on said. Tiptons line, thence North twenty six West along Thomas Godards line forty four poles to a walnut a corner of Jacob Sturms, thence South sixty West thirty five poles to a white oak and walnut; thence with his line South eighty four West seventy five poles to a white oak, thence with said Sturms line West eighty four poles to a poplar, thence with said Sturms line to two poplars, a corner of Jesse Cox, deceased, thence with his line South twenty East One hundred and Four poles to an ash and dogwood on or near a conditional line between and Stephen Hix, thence along said line to the beginning. To have and to hold the said infeeage or tenement land or premises hereby given and granted unto and said Susannah Cox, Thomas Hartman, William Cox, Sophia Cox, Mary Cox, Thomas Cox, Jacob Cox, James Cox, Abraham Cox, and Isaac Cox and to their heirs etc., forever. Which said rights to be fully vested in them at the death of the said Ruth Cox, with the following exception,
to-wit: the said Susannah Cox is to have an equal share of the benefits and advantages arising from the above mentioned tract of land with the other heirs herein named during her life or widowhood, at the termination of either as the case may be, her right then shall cease to the said tract of land and to be equally divided between the surviving heirs above mentioned, and I the said Ruth Cox for myself, my heirs, etc., do warrant and forever defend every part and parcel of the above mentioned land with the appurtenance hereunto belonging to said Susannah Cox, Thomas Hartman, William Sophia, etc., and to their heirs forester, with the exception above mentioned.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of: John Anderson, Walter James
STATE OF TENNESSEE SULLIVAN COUNTY
Court of Pleas ye February Session, 1815 the execution of the within deed was proved by the oath of Walter James and John Anderson. Witnesses thereto subscribed. Let it be Registered.
Registered 16th May 1816.
Test. Mathew Rhea, Clerk.
Jesse Cox, son of William and Ruth Bosley-Cox, was probably born in
Baltimore County, MD date of death is before 1815 when his mother
left his family in her will. Jesse married Susannah ___ who was born 1776
in Maryland and died in 1853. Her second marriage was to Richard Gammon,
Sr. of Sullivan County, TN Richard died 4 January 1833.
CHILDREN OF JESSE AND SUSANNAH COX (6)
In book 11-394 10 Feb 1835 Abraham Galloway and his wife Mary Galloway to Susan Gammon formerly Susan Cox for $150.00 - 22 acres: Beginning at a black oak and a hickory at the top of a ridge thence along a line of the land set off to Susan Gammon as Dover – Corner of Robert Rheas thence with Jacob Sturms.
Deed Book 11, page 59 Sullivan County, Tennessee. Sept 29, 1830
Jacob Cox and his wife Mary to Daniel Branstetter 115 acres 14.50; Registered Dec 21, 1830.
Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 11, Page 161 March 29, 1831, Jacob Cox and Mary and Frances Bowey and Ann Bowey to Frederick Ford: 200 acres south of Holston River
Signed Frances Bowey; Ann Bowey; Jacob Cox; Mary Cox
1850 Census Sullivan County, Tennessee #257 Jacob age 42; Elizabeth age 21 and Samuel age 17
Deed Book 17 page 399 24 Sept 1853 Washington County, Tennessee.
I, Jacob Cox, of Washington County, Tennessee formerly of Sullivan County who intermarried with the daughter of Jacob Sturm deceased and my wife being deceased and being the guardian of my children Elizabeth and Samuel J. Cox have conveyed 67 acres Chestnut Ridge --- all the right title ---- joining land to Deck Seneker and Dulaney
Samuel J. Cox; Jacob Cox; William Mitchell;
CHILDREN OF SOPHIA COX AND WILLIAM GALLOWAy
Sullivan County, Tennessee Book 11-12, 1830: William Galloway and his wife Sophia of Rhea County, one of the heirs of the Will of Ruth Cox to John Hamilton $100.00 certain piece of land containing 19 acres and a quarter being Lot No. 4 drawn for William Galloway being his wife’s part of the tract of land willed by Ruth Cox to the heirs of Jesse Cox.
August 1830 in Washington, Rhea County deed of conveyance was acknowledged
by William Galloway one of the makers. It appearing to the satisfaction
of the court that Sophia Galloway the other bargainor is a feme covert
and from bodily infirmity is unable to attend this court. Joseph McCorkle
and Matthias Shaver Esquires appointed to take the privy examination.
15 Sept 1830 James Berry, Clerk.
23 October 1830 Joseph McCorkle and Matthias Shaver examined Sophia Galloway at the home of Matthias Shaver.
10 March 1787; Block 1 page 214 Robert Gray and Margare Lately of Sullivan County to Greenberry Cox and Stephen Hicks for 250 pounds, 560 acres on Muddy Creek' adjacent to Timothy Acuss, Mary Culberson and Jesse Maxwell. (Stephen Hicks is married to Elizabeth Cox)
In 1787 Stephen Hicks, Sr. is buying jointly with Greenberry Cox from Robert Gray his land grand of 560 acres on Muddy Creek.
15 March 1791 Block 2 page 455-456 Greenberry Cox of Sullivan County, Tennessee and Territory of United States South of the River Ohio to Ruth Cox for in consideration of an annuity due to her the said Ruth from the said Greenberry by bond bearing date 2 September 1788. 347 acres on the waters of Muddy Creek ..; begining at a white oak under a ridge .. Timothy Acuffs line...Mary Culbertsons line ... Jesse Maxwell line ... James Bringham line. . along the consentable lines as affixed by both parties . with either let hindrance or molestation from me my heirs.
Executive Administrator Greenberry Cox
Greenberry is now married, has one daughter Lydina and is moving to Davidson County
In 1791 Greenberry Cox is transferring part of this land, 347 acres, to Ruth Cox his mother,. In 1815 when Ruth Cox is giving at her death 155 acres to her daughter-in-law Susanna Cox, widow of Jesse and their 9 children it is stated that this land is near a conditional line with Stephen Hicks.
Stephen Hicks was married to Elizabeth Cox. Their daughter Elizabeth born 12 February 1790 died 14 February 1856; married John B. Hamilton
Jesse Cox 19 July 1793 Sullivan County oldest son of Greenberry Cox kept a diary of 520 pages from 1834 - 1865. it is in the manuscript Departme4tn of Tennessee Archives. He was a pioneer Williamson County Primitive Baptist Minister. He stated that his parents were originally from Baltimore, Maryland, partly raised in Sullivan county after they married and had one daughter they moved to Davidson County near Nashville in 1791. Having been harassed by the Indians and having lost their house and all they had in it by fire, they returned to Solovern County. He purchased 100 acres of broken land on which he continued to live and improve for nine years. His family having increased to six children. In October 1803 they moved again to Davidson County. His father died when he was 10 years old. He mentions his cousin Amos James in Paris, Tennesseen. son of Walter James married to Lydia Cox.
3 March 1794; block 2 page 688 Walter James from Ruth Cox. 92 acres. His first registered land purchase. He married Lydia Cox, daughter of Ruth Cox in 1792.
3 March 1794 Greenberry Cox is purchasing 100 acres from Ruth Cox, his mother, as he had returned to Sullivan County in fall of 1793.
October 1803 Greenberry Cox returned to Davidson County. Died there 9 September 1804 Thomas Cox of Davidson County brother of Edward Cox of Sullivan County was administrator of Greenbery Cox deceased.
1805 Walter James is selling this 92 acres to Jacob Sturm.
25 January 1806 Block 4 Page 629 Thomas Cox administrator is selling to Edward Gosuch of Sullivan County 100 acres in consequences of a bond given the said Greenberry Cox in his lifetime (must be a bond given by Greenberry) Beginning at two white oaks on the waters of Muddy Creek running North of Timothy Acuffs lines. Acknowledged in Davidson County by Thomas Cox.
18 February 1806 Block 4 Page 682 Edward Gosuch to Jacob Hartman for 416.00 75 acres waters of Muddy Creek. Timothy Acuffs line corner of Jesse Cox.
20 February 1806 Block 6 Page 370 Jesse Cox from Edward Gosuch for 150.00 25 1/2 acres. Joining Stephen Hicks corern of Jacob Hartman Signed Edward Gosuch
12 December 1815 Block 7 Page 66 Ruth Cox is giving to Susanna Cox her daughter-in-law and her six sons and three daughters at her death 155 acres. Susannah Cox is to have an equal share of the tract during her life or widowhood then everything to the other heirs names. Beginning at a walnut and hickory near joining the lands of John Tipton. Thomas Godards line Jacob Sturms, corner of Jesse Cox deceased near a conditional line with Stephen Hix.
17 July 1827 Block 10 page 377 Stephen Hicks to John Hamilton for the maintenance of Stephen Hicks Sr. and wife Betsy during their natural life as specified in a bond bearing the same date given by John Hamilton of Hawkins County... all that plantation lying west of Blountville adjoining lands of E. R. Dulaney. Heirs of Jesse Cox and others containing 269 acres .. not to bargain sell or convey during the life of either.. for the true and faithful performancy of the above covenant the said John Hamilton is by these presents bound in the penal sum of 1,000.00 also to furnish to furnish the said Stephen and Betsey the room of the Tenement South in the same.
Stephen Hicks; Witnesses Richard Gammon; G. Willhelm
21 February 1831 Richard Gammon and John Hamilton an indenture was made both of the County of Sullivan, State of Tennessee Witnesseth that I John Hamilton have this day bargained and convey to the said Richard Gammon his heirs and assigns forever a certain piece of parcel of land containing nineteen acres and a quarter being Lot No. 4 drawn for William Galloway being his wife's part of the trail of land willed by Ruth Cox to the heirs of Jesse Cox situated in Sullivan County to the beginning at a walnut on the top of a ridge a corner of Lot No. 3 thence with a line of the same North 81 poles to a poplar and hickory thence with Jacob Sturm's line North 84 East 31 poles to a Gum thence South 14 East 48 poles and twelve links to a Buckeye near the head of a spring thence South 13 West 44 poles to a poplar adjoining John Hamilton's land thence with his line North 61 West 18 poles to a Birch on top of said ridge thence along the same to the beginning for and in consideration of the sum of 100.00 to him in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged to have and to hold the aforesaid land with all the priviledges thereunto belonging to the said Richard Gammon Sr. and his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Hamilton for myself my heirs and assigns do warrant and forever defend every part of parcel of the above mentioned land with all the appurtenances of in and to the same belonging to the said Richard Gammon Sr. to his heirs and assigns forever for witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written signed sealed and deliverd in presents of John Hamilton
State of Tennessee, Sullivan County, Court of Pleas, 16 February Session 1821
Their was the execution of the above deed of conveyance acknowledged in open court by John Hamilton. Granted it be registered \
Registered March the 20th 1831
Richard Netherland Clerk, by G. W. Netherland DC
This indenture made this 10th day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five between Abraham Galloway and his wife Mary Galloway of the one part and Susan Gammon formerly Susan COX of the other part each of Sullivan County and state of Tennessee WITNESSETH that the said Abraham Galloway and his wife for an in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and by these presents have bargained and set unto the said Susan Gammon and to her heirs and assigned forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing twenty-two acres be the same more or less said land situated in the County aforesaid Beginning at a black oat and a hickory on the top of a ridge thence along a line of the land set off to the said Susan Gammon as dower with eighteen West one hundred and fourteen poles to a gum thence twenty-five poles to two poplars a corner of Robert Rhea's thence with Jacob Sturm's to him South twenty five East six poles and fifteen links to a poplar sapling thence Ease thirteen poles to a thick hickory and gum sapling thence South fifteen East and the Masonhead ninety-four poles to two hickories thence to the Beginning to have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises to the said Susan Gammon and to her heirs forever and the said Abraham Galloway and his wife Mary Galloway for themselves and their heirs and assigns do warrant and forever defend every part and parcel of the above mentioned land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Susan Gammon and to her heirs and assigns forever against the claims of all persons whatever in witness whereof we the said Abraham Galloway and Mary Galloway have herewith set our hands and the date above written signed sealed and delivered in presence of Abraham Galloway Mary Galloway
State of Tennessee, First Circuit Sullivan County personally appeared before me Samuel Anderson Deputy Clerk of the Circuit clerk said Abraham Galloway the within named with whom I am personally acquainted and who ackowledged that he executed the within deed for the purposes therein contained and Mary Galloway the June Court having also personally appeared before me privately and apart from her husband the said Mary Galloway acknowledge the execution of said Deed to have been done by freely voluntarily and understandingly.
15 January 1838 block 12 Page 139 Susan G. Gammon (Susan Cox) married 2nd Richard Gammon, Sr. is purchasing for 700.00 from the heirs of Jacob Sturm. 92 acres beginning at two poplars, a corner of Solomon Jones and 20 1/2 acres a corner of Thomas Hartman along Jacob Sturms.
Ruth Cox's 92 acres goes around and around in the family
17 August 1840 Book 12 page 520 Laurence Snapp from John B. Hamilton 269 acres for 1,600.00 tract of land whereon the said Hamilton now lives joining and bounded by the lands of the heirs of E. R. Dunley, deceased. the land of Petr Rader land of the heirs of Timothy Hamilton land of Jacob K. Snapp land of Susan Gammon land of Amos James land of William Deery being the tract of land conveyed by Stephen Hicks to said John B. Hamilton.
Both Richard Gammon and Susan Cox Gammon were dead at this time
April 22, 1859
Ths indenture made this twenty-second day of April 1859 in and between George F. Gammon, Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court at Blountville on the one part and John B. Hamilton on the other part all of the County of Sullivan, State of Tennessee
Witnesseth that whereas a Bill as filed in said court by John Barkley, Administrator of Richard Gammon, Sr. deceased, vs the heirs at law of said Richard Gammon, Sr. on the 14th of April 1856 for the purpose of selling a certain parcel of land in the pleadings devized by said Richard Gammon after the death of his wife, Susan Gammon formerly Susan Cox widow of Jesse Cox deceased to his being at law
And Whereas, said cause was regularly proceeded in the March term 1859 at which a decree was made confirming the sale of the land of Richard Gammon by the undersigned to said John B. Gammon after the death of his wife Susan Gammon formerly Susan Cox widow of Jesse Cox deceased to his being at law
And whereas said cause was regularly proceeded in the March Term 1859 at which term a decree was made confirming the sale of the land of Richard Gammon by the undersigned to said John B. Hamilton on 15th January 1857 for the sum of seven hundred and twenty-five dollars the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged has bargained, sold and confirmed unto the said John B. Hamilton his heirs and assigns forever the following described parcel of land containing about forty-nine and one half acres be the same more or less
situated in the aforesaid County of Sullivan on the north side of the main road leading from Blountville to Kingsport one mile northwest of Blountville and known as the land on which the widow Susan Gammon lived and died, and which was divized to her during her natural life by Richard Gammon Sr. deceased.
And whereas the said forty-nine and one-half acres more or less was laid off into three parcels or lots, by commissioners appointed by the county court of Sullivan County and was drawn by the heirs of Jesse Cox deceased as follows
No. 4 containing 8 acres more or less was drawn by William Galloway. No. 5 containing the mansion house and containing 8 acres more or less was drawn by Abram Cox. No. 2 containing 22 1/2 acres more or less was drawn by Thomas Hartman all of which three parcels or lots of land were purchased by Richard Gammon in his lifetime. Lot No. 4 beginning at a walnut on the top of a ridge at corner of Lot No. 3 thence with a line of the same north 84 east 31 poles to a gum thence South 4 east 48 poles and 12 links to a buckeye near the head of a spring thence South 13 west 44 poles to a popular adjoining John Hamilton's land thence with his line North 61 W 18 poles to a birch on the top of said ridge thence along the same to the Beginning at a Buckeye at or near the head of a spring at corner of Lot No. 4 thence with a line of said lot South 13 W 44 poles to a popular on John Hamilton line thence with the same South 61 East 16 poles to a White Oak and Buckeye thence north 87 E 10 poles and 15 links to a stake near the wagon road thence North 13 E 44 poles to a stake near a locust thence north 83 West 26 poles to the Beginning containing eight acres more or less Lot No. 2 beginning at two hickorys at corner of lot. No. 1 thence with the same north 15 West 94 poles to a hickory and gum sapplings near a large poplar thence along Jacob Stearns line East 30 poles to four spanish oak saplings growing from one root thence South 82 poles to a chestnut Oak and black oak on top of a ridge along the top thereof to the Beginning containing twenty-two acres and a half acres more or less.
Now therefore in consideration of the promises and by virtue of authority in me by law and said decree of court vested, I have bargained and sold and by these present do bargain sell and convey unto him the said John B. Hamilton his heirs and assigns the said three lots or parcels of land containing forty-nine and one half acres more or less together with all and singularly the appurtenances and herediements to hand and to hold unto him the said John B. Hamilton his heirs and assigns in fee simaple and I do further hereby warrant and defend the title to said land unto him the said John B Hamilton his heirs and assigns as for forth as by law and said decree of court it is incumbent on me to warrant and defend the same but no further or otherwse. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affirmed my private seal the seal day and at first above written.
Witness Josh Mack Logan, George Gammon George F. Gammon
Laurence Snapp, the Innkeeper, deceased in 1862 willed to his son John T. Snapp a lifetime estate in this farm then to his children.
8 January 1884 book 35 page 177 John T. Snapp and Rachel E. his wife of McDonough County, Illinois convey to William Dines, his son-in-law, his lifetime estate only for 1,200.00. 269 acres in Sullivan County known as the John B. Hamilton farm. Adjoining owners are on east Abel J. Brown, on North Amos James, on west widow of Timothy Hamilton on south Dr. Dulaney, inherited through the Last Will and Testamentof Laurence Snapp, father of John T. Snapp.
17 March 1884, block 36 page 205 heirs of John T. Snapp of McDonough County, Illinois sell 269 acres for 1,500.00 to Henry H. Massengill adjacent Dulaney, heirs of Isaac and Eliza Cox.