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Commission Book

of

Governor John Sevier

April 2, 1796-June 16, 1801

For Hawkins County, Tennessee


Transcribed by Mildred Collins Wasser


George Maxwell, John Long, Nathanil Henderson, William Armstrong, Joseph McMinn, Alexander Nelson, Thomas Jackson, John Gordon, David Larkin, James Berry, Mark Mitchell, Thomas Lee, James Lathim, William McCarty, James Armstrong, Benone Caldwell, Absolom Looney, H+John Mitchell and David Kinkead; Commissioned Justices of the Peace May 6th 1796.

 

John Young, Isham Reynolds, George Roberts Junior, Robert Campbell, Petter Miller, Joseph Webster, William McGehee and Moses Ball commissioned Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Hawkins, August 15th 1796.

 

Thomas Berry, commissioned Lieutenant Colonel commandant of the regiment of Hawkins County, during his good behaviour, October 4th 1796.

 

Joseph McMinn, commissioned first Major of the regiment of Hawkins County, during his good behaviour October 4th 1796.

 

Joel Dyer, commissioned second Major of the regiment of Hawkins County, during his good behaviour, October 4th 1796.

 

William Stubblefield of the County of Hawkins commissioned Lieutenant in the rgiment of Cavalry, of th district of Washington during his good behaviour, October 4th 1796.

 

Francis Guthrey of the County of Hawkins commissioned Lieutenant in the regiment of Cavalry, of the district of Washington during his good behaviour, October 4th 1796.

 

James Hamilton of the County of Hawkins commissioned Cornet in the regiment of cavalry, of the district of Washington, during his good behaviour, October 4th 1796.

 

Joseph Smith, Edward Mitchell, James Hogan, James Williams, John Sauders, James Waling, William Bailey and John Cooper commissioned Captains in the regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour October 10th 1796.

 

John Davies, Needham Lee, Willes Stephen Center, John Thompson, Olliver Dodson, Daniel Cox, William McGeehee and John Smith commissioned Lieutenants in the regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviur October 10th 1796.

 

Richard Coke, Robert McKain, Jacob Craft, Michael Willson, William Brown, George Goodrey, John Haines and Alexander Smith, commissioned Ensigns in the regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour October 10th 1796.

 

Alexander Nelson commissioned Captain of the volunteer troop of Cavalry of Hawkins County during his good behaviour March 29th 1797, provided the General Assembly, shall at their next session, by a legislative act, approve and sanction the same.

 

John Dardis commissioned Lieutenant of the the volunteer troop of cavalry of Hawkins County during his good behaviour March 29th 1797, provided the General Assembly shall at their next session, by a legislative act approve and sanction the same.

 

John Hall, commissioned Cornet of the volunteer troop of Cavalry of Hawkins County during his good behaviour, March 29th 1797, provided the General Assembly, shall at their next session by a legislative act, approve and sanction the same.

 

Olliver Dodson, John Webster, James Surguine, John Harrison, Samuel Smith commissioned Captains in the regiments of Hawkins County during good behaviour August 15th 1797.

 

Jacob Fowler, Joseph Bryan, Jacob Lawson, Robert McKain, William Koyle, Robert Patterson commissioned Lieutenants in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour August 15th 1797.

 

John Kellensworth, Gilbert Barnet, Rolley Dodson, Jacob Lines, John Burras and John Lebow commissioned Ensigns in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour August 15th 1797.

 

William Hord, William Payne, Joseph McCulloch, Samuel Riggs and Thomas Berry commissioned Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Hawkins, during good behaviour, November 1st 1797.

 

George Roberts Commissioned a Lieutenant in the regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour January 8th 1798.

 

Spencer Haney commissioned Captain in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour, April 5th 1798.

 

John Byrd commissioned an Ensign in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour April 5th 1798.

 

William Lane commissioned Lieutenant in the regiment of Hawkins County, during his good behaviour May 9th 1798.

 

John Thompson Commissioned Captain in the regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour September 16th 1798.

 

Michael Wilson Commissioned Lieutenant in the regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour September 16th 1798.

 

Alexander Nelson commissioned Captain of the vojunteer troop oif Cavalry of Hawkins County, during good behaviour Septembr 16th 1798; Provided the General Assembly shall at their next session, by a legislative act, sanction and approve the same.

 

John Dardis Commissioned Lieutenant of the Volunteer troop of Cavalry of Hawkins County, during good behaviour September 16th 1798; Provided the General Assembly, shall at their next session, by a legislative act, approve and sanction the same.

 

John Carmack Commissioned an ensign in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour September 16th 1798.

 

William Hord Commissioned First Major of the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour November 30th 1798. Vice Joseph McMinn resigned.

 

James Berry Commissioned Second Major of the regiment of Hwkins County, during good behaviour Novembr 30th 1798; - vice Joel Dyer resigned.

 

Joseph Markham Commissioned Captain in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour, November 30th 1798.

 

Philleman Green commissioned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Hawkins during good behaviour January 5th 1799.

 

Robert McKain Commissioned a Captain in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour; March 29th 1799.

 

Cader Lee Commissioned a Lieutenant in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour; March 29th 1799.

 

Randolph McDonald Commissioned a Captain in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour September 25th 1799.

 

Moses Gast Commissioned a Lieutenant in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good bahaviour September 25th 1799.

 

John Sicks Commissioned an Ensign in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour September 25th 1799.

 

Edmund Shearman, Robert McMinn, William Pallett, James Wallen, John Province and John Bryant Commissioned Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Hawkins, during good behaviour October 26th 1799.

 

William McCollough Commissioned a Lieutenant in the Regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour February 18th 1800.

 

Joseph Cross Commissioned an Ensign in the Regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour February 18th 1800.

 

Joseph Bartlett and Jacob Lawson Commissioned Captains in the regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour April 1st 1800.

 

Thomas Gillingwaters, Henry Chesnut and John Riddle Commissioned Lieutenants in the regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour April 1st 1800.

 

Jacob Miller, William Johnson and Isham Lawson Commissioned ensigns in the regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour, June 12th 1800.

 

Christopher Haynes Commissioned Ensign in the Regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour, June 12th 1800.

 

Henry Dyer commissioned Captain in the Regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour; July 8th 1800.

 

Dancey McCraw Commissioned Lieutenant in the Regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour; July 8th 1800.

 

Talbert Senter commissioned Ensign in the regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour; July 8th 1800.

 

William Hurcherson Commissioned Captain in the Regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour; July 9th 1800.

 

Mashak Stacy and Frederick Ice Commissioned Ensigns in the Regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour; July 9th 1800.

 

John Taylor and Thomas Hammons Commissoned Lieutenants in the Regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour; July 9th 1800.

 

Alexander Nelson commissioned Sheriff in and for Hawkins County, for two years from the May Sessions of the Court of the said County in the year 1800; July 9th 1800.

 

Alexander Nelson commissioned Captain of the Volunteer troop of Cavalry of Hawkins County during good behaviour; July 30th 1800; Provided the General Assembly, shall at their next Session by a legislative Act, approve and sanction the same.

 

William Mitchell commissioned Lieutenant of the Volunteer troop of Cavalry of Hawkins County, during good behaviour; July 30th 1800: Provided the General Assembly shall at their next Session by a Legislative Act, approve and sanction the same.

 

George H. Etter Commissioned Cornet of the Volunteer troop of Cavalry of Hawkins County, during good behaviour; July 30th 1800: Provided the General Assembly, shall at their next Session by Legislative act, approve and sanction the same.

 

William Young of the County of Hawkins commissioned Captain in the regiment of Cavalry of the district of Washington, during good behaviour; July 30th 1800

 

Robert Looney of the County of Hawkins commissioned Lieutenant in the regiment of Cavalry of the district of Washington, during good behaviour; July 30th 1800.

William Henderson commissioned Captain in the Regiment of Hawkins County during good behaviour; September 26th 1800.

 

Thomas Bailey commissioned Captain in the Regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour; October 10th 1800.

 

John Hickey and Needam Lee commissioned Lieutenants in the Regiment of Hawkins county, during good behaviour; October 10th 1800.

 

Britan Bailey commissioned Ensign in the Regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour; October 10th 1800.

 

John Sumpter, Benjamin Cloud, and John Hamilton Commissioned Captains in the Regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour, June 16th 1801.

 

James Morgan, Joseph Williams and Britton Bailey Commissioned Lieutenants in the Regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour June 16th 1801.

 

Johnston Hamilton, James Perriman and Allan Smith commissioned Ensigns in the Regiment of Hawkins County, during good behaviour June 16th 1801.


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