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HAWKINS COUNTY, TENNESSEE, STRAY MASTER'S BOOKS, 1787-1791

The following item was transcribed from the Knoxville Gazette, vol. I, no. 18, 30 June 1792, (p.3).

This list refers to the last step in establishing legal ownership of stray livestock under Chapter IX, Laws of North Carolina (1777), entitled "An Act to Prevent Abuses in taking up Stray Horses, Cattle, Hogs and Sheep, and other things herein mentioned." In each county, each stray head of livestock was to be registered in an entry book, a record open to public inspection, with its appraised value. After twelve months time, these strays could become legal property of their keepers with the payment to county officials of two-thirds of the appraised value, less expenses and the ranger's fee.

"At a committee appointed by the worshipful court for Hawkins County, at June term, to examine the stray master's books, do find the following persons are indebted to the county the following sums, viz."


Names of the Persons When Entered What kind of Property Appraisement Two-Thirds of
who have entered Strays.       the Appraisment
       
      f. s. d. f. s. d.
Richards, Stephen April, 27, 1787 Two red cows - 7 15 0 5 3 4
Beaty, Walter May 19, 1787 Sorrel Mare, - 12 0 0 8 0 0
Austin, Nathaniel May 19, 1787 Red Heifer, - 2 5 0 1 10 0
Cloud, Joseph September 4, 1787 Bay Stallion, not appraised  
Armstrong, James September 4, 1787 Bay Mare, - 7 10 0 5 0 0
Daniel, James October 20, 1787 Brown and White Steer, - 2 5 0 1 10 0
Brooks, Thomas October 20, 1787 Brown Bull, - 3 15 0 2 10 0
Chisum, Elijah January 1, 1788 Sorrel Mare, - 10 0 0 6 13 4
Brooks, Littleton January 24, 1788 Sow, Four Pigs, & a Boar, 0 16 0 0 10 8
Hynes, Levi March 14, 1788 Red Bull, - 2 15 0 1 16 8
Gray, Robert, Sr. March 14, 1788 White Mare, - 1 5 0 0 16 8
Long, John March 20, 1788 Dun Horse, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Bowen, John May 28, 1788 Sorrel Mare, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Dyer, Francis June 11, 1788 Black Horse, - 2 0 0 1 6 8
Wallen, Joseph June 12, 1788 Red Cow, - 3 5 0 2 3 4
Patterson, John June 25, 1788 Bay Mare and Colt, - 15 0 0 10 0 0
Smith, William July 4, 1788 Grey Mare, - 12 0 0 8 0 0
Bell, William July 8, 1788 Brown Horse, - 2 0 0 1 6 8
Wilson, Samuel July 28, 1788 Sorrel Mare, - 20 0 0 13 6 8
Austin, Nathaniel August 5, 1788 Bay Horse, - 10 0 0 6 13 4
Williams, John August 16, 1788 Sorrel Mare, - 9 0 0 6 0 0
Lawson, Reuben August 24, 1788 Sorrel Mare, - 18 0 0 12 0 0
Bunch, John October 17, 1788 Brown Horse, - 5 0 0 3 6 8
Thompson, James November 17, 1788 Red Steer, - 1 0 0 0 13 4
Duke, Pleasant December 2, 1788 Black Mare, - 3 0 0 2 0 0
Howard, Richard January 18, 1789 Yellow Bay Mare, - 3 0 0 2 0 0
Hamilton, Robert January 18, 1789 Dark Bay Mare, - 13 6 8 8 17 10
Crisson, James March 2, 1789 Black Mare, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Wilson, Samuel May 27, 1789 Sorrel Mare and Colt, - 12 0 0 8 0 0
Cox, William May 27, 1789 Black Stallion, - 6 0 0 4 0 0
Fitzgerald, William June 17, 1789 Black Mare, - 6 0 0 4 0 0
Looney, John July 17, 1789 Sorrel Horse, - 6 0 0 4 0 0
Cates, William August 22, 1789 Bay Mare, - 3 0 0 2 0 0
Martin, John August 27, 1789 Black Mare, - 6 0 0 4 0 0
Martin, John August 27, 1789 Black Mare and Colt, - 10 0 0 6 13 4
Bingham, William August 27, 1789 Sorrel Mare, - 2 0 0 1 6 8
Jones, Daniel August 27, 1789 Spotted Boar, - 0 10 0 0 6 8
Austin, Hathaniel September 1, 1789 Grey Mare, - 5 0 0 3 6 8
Cooper, James September 8, 1789 Brown Horse, - 5 15 0 3 17 8
Cooper, John September 8, 1789 Bay Mare, - 5 10 0 3 14 8
Simms, James November 25, 1789 Sorrel City, - 4 0 0 2 13 4
Smith, Alexander December 2, 1789 Brown Bay Horse, - 6 0 0 4 0 0
Stubblefield, William December 2, 1789 Black Horse, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Hunt, John January 22, 1790 Yearling Steer, and Heifer, 1 10 0 1 0 0
Bean, William March 6, 1790 Bay Mare and Colt, - 15 0 0 10 0 0
Craig, John March 25, 1790 Bay Horse, - 6 10 0 4 6 8
Bean, Robert June 25, 1790 Bay Horse, - 13 6 8 8 17 10
Austin, Nathaniel June 25, 1790 Bay Horse, - 10 13 4 7 2 3
Pevehouse, Abraham June 25, 1790 Bay Horse, - 4 0 0 2 13 4
Armstrong, Wm. Jr. August 12, 1790 Roan Mare, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Gwin, Hugh August 12, 1790 Two Sows, - 0 16 0 0 10 8
Lawson, Morman September 13, 1790 Bay Horse, - 1 10 0 1 0 0
Blevins, henry September 23, 1790 Grey Mare, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Amis, Thomas october 11, 1790 Fourteen Head of Hogs, 7 6 0 4 17 4
Fitzgerald, William November 2, 1790 Brown Horse, - 2 0 0 1 6 8
Wright, Margaret June 21, 1790 Bridle Cow, - 3 10 0 2 7 8
Murrell, Benjamin November 27, 1790 Barrow, - 0 15 0 0 10 0
Miller, John November 29, 1790 Brown Bay Filley, - 3 0 0 2 0 0
Simms, Bartlet November 29, 1790 Pied Steer, - 1 10 0 1 0 0
Fitzgerald, William December 3, 1790 Sorrel Mare, - 7 0 0 4 13 4
Sharp, Henry January 1, 1791 White Heifer, - 1 5 0 0 17 8
Cox, John January 9, 1791 Two Hogs, - 0 8 0 0 5 4
Bowen, Henry January 27, 1791 Two Cows, - 5 10 0 3 13 4
Erwin, Edward February 12, 1791 One Hog, - 0 14 0 0 9 4
Forgy, James March 4, 1791 Bay Mare, - 5 13 4 3 15 7
Wilson, Samuel March 8 1791 Black Horse, - 4 0 0 2 13 4
Williams, James, Jr. April 5, 1791 Black Horse, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Mizer, Thomas May 4, 1791 Sorrel Mare, - 4 0 0 2 13 4
Hagwood, Mordica May 7, 1791 Bay Mare, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Cryner, Joseph May 17, 1791 Sorrel Mare, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Miller, Jacob May 27, 1791 Heifer, - 1 6 0 0 17 4
Fletcher, Aaron May 29, 1791 Bay Horse, - 16 0 0 10 13 4
Lawson, William April 12, 1791 Black Horse, - 6 0 0 4 0 0
McCain, Robert June 7, 1791 Sorrel Horse, - 5 10 0 3 13 4
Fraley, Martin May 28, 1791 Bay Mare, - 7 0 0 4 13 4
McDonald, Daniel May 29, 1788 Roan Horse, - 16 0 0 10 13 4
Walker, William January 6, 1789 Steer, - 1 0 0 0 13 4
Beard, John May 6, 1789 Bay Horse, - 8 0 0 5 6 8
Lee, William July 11, 1789 Bay Horse, - 10 0 0 6 13 4
Lee, Luke July 26, 1789 Black Horse, - 2 10 0 1 13 4
Evans, Nathan November 28, 1789 Steer, - 1 10 0 1 0 0
Rhea, Archibald March 13, 1789 Roan Horse, - 20 0 0 13 6 8
Wood, James April 14, 1790 Brown Horse, - 10 0 0 6 13 4


We hereby inform the above persons, if they do not pay the two-thirds of the appraisement, to Richard Mitchell, our county treasurer, they will be dealt with according to law. Given under our hands this nineteenth day of June, 1792.



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