1847 William Arnett Smith County Land Grant


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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




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