1847 William Arnett Smith County Land Grant
Tennessee State Library: M dist., Bk 21, p. 568, # 18536
What is significant? (1) William Arnett’s 1847 32 acre land grant on Peyton’s Creek from the State of Tennessee. (2) The description of the land parcel begins “at a Birch marked “W.A.” [NOTE: The 1832 William Arnet land deed begins at a birch marked “W.A.” This suggests (a) this parcel is co-located with the 1832 farm, or (b) he marked both farms with a tree initialed “W.A.” (3) The deed mentions William Porter. Co-located with his farm?
NOTE: A “pole” is 16.5 feet.
Original Deed Transcription Follows:
568 LB (?) Recorded 22 September 1847
The State of Tennessee No. 18-3-36
To all to whom these p_______ shall ______.
Greeting: _______ that in consideration of an _______ _______ ______
office of this entry _______ of Smith County pursiant to an all of ______ General
Assembly of said state _________ ________ 9th day of January _______ and entered
on ____ 23rd day of _____ 1847 by No. 2493.
Hence is granted by the said state of Tennessee ______ William Arnett a certain
_____ or parcel of land containing thirty-two acres by survey bearing date the 19th day
of May 1847 lying in said County on the waters of Peyton’s Creek and bounded as
follows to wit beginning on a birch marked W. A. ________ ________ next 93 poles to a
________ with Audeisau Luie (?) _______ ________ with Aullessoue line (?).
32 poles to a _______ with said Arnett’s line of another ______ _______ east 93 poles
to a birch Wm Porter _______ _______ North 32 poles to the beginning.
With the ______ and appertences to have and to hold the said _____ or parcel
of land with its appertences to said William Arnett and his heirs forever _____
________ whereof _____ ______ ______ Governor of the State of Tennessee ______
here ______ to act his hand and caused the grant seal of the state to be affixed at
Nashville on 21st day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and forty seven and of the ______ _______ of the _____states. The ______ _______
By the Governor
Aaron Brodide (?)
John L. Young