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1823 Legistative Petitions to form Weakley CountyTennessee



1823 Legislative Petition to Form Weakley Co from Henry Co, Tn. 

1 of 3 Petitions

We the undersigned petitioners of the Territorial County lying West of Henry do petition the Honorable members of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to grant the said Territorial County, to be a constitutional one.  And, we your petetioner's will in duty bound ever pray.

1.  William W. DOUTHITH
2.  Reuben EDMONSTON 
3.  Noble L. DAMRON 
4.  Charles McCLAIN, Sr.
5.  James EDMONSTON
6.  Archd EDMONSTON
7.  Amrose DOUTHIT
8.  David SHANKLIN
9.  Charles McCLAIN, Jr.
10. John DAMRON
11. John McLEAN (sic) McCLAIN)
12. Francis McDANIEL
13  David SCHULTZ
14. Charles SCHULTZ
15. Asa POOL
16. Moses DAMRON
17.  John R. SHULTZ
18.  William DAMRON
19.  George DAMRON
20.  John D. CALVERT
21.  ______________
22.  Daniel LIGHTNER
23.  John  LIGHTNER  signed by X 
24.  Thompson BRADSHAW  signed by X
25.  Thomas DUNN
26  John STUNSTON
27.  John McDANIEL
28.  John T. BRADSHAW
29.  Jesse EDMONSTON
30.  Ash ROBERTS
31.  Daniel DAVIS
32.  Garrett W. MELTON
33.  John R. FARRIS
34.  G. H. WARD
35.  George HORTON
36.  Robert HORTON
37.  Daniel LACEWELL
38.  Stephen LINDSEY
39.  Charles OWEN
40.  James OWEN
41.  Soleman  ???
42.  William STORY
43.  Frederick FARMER
44.  Stephen FARMER
45.  Benjamin FARMER, Jr.
46.  ________________
47.  John HORTON
48.  Joseph TAZEWELL
49.  Wm. ROBBARDS
50.  James HUNTER
51.  Lewis SELLARS
52.  Traviss BRA_______?
53.  George MAKIM
54.  George WHITE
55.  Shubek GARRETT
56.  Joseph STAPLETON
57.  Hugh DAVIS
58.  Isom CONNER
59.  Jim LAKER
60.  George DAVIS
61.  Daniel S. LACEWELL
62.  Stan PATE
63.  ?agline PATE
64.  Miles POWALES
65.  Nathanel POWALES
66.  Levi COOK
67.  Jesse COOK
68.  John HUSSO
69.  Robert E. WATSON
70.  David J. DOUGHIT
71.  John WILLS
72.  Robert WILLS
73  William YOAKE
74.  Patrick McGEHEE
75.  David LOWERY
76.  Peter ACRE

2 of 3 Petitions

We the undersigned petitioners of the Territorial County lying West of Henry do petition the Honorable members of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to grant the said Territorial County, to be a constitutional one.  And, we your petitioner's will in duty bound ever pray.

1.   William H. JOHNSON
2.   A. W. FOREE
3.   M. B. FOREE
4.   Wm?  THOMAS
5.   Stephen SMART
6.    Benjamin THOMPSON, Sr
7.   Robert THOMPSON
8.   Benjamin THOMPSON, Jr
9.   John ROBERTS, Sr.
10.  John ROBERTS, Jr
11.  Benjamin FARMER, Sr.
12.  Isaac WILLINGHAM
13.  James HAWKINS
14.  Eligah WILLINGHAM
15.  Damon FARMER
16.  Wm. WILLINGHAM
17.  David FOCALS ??
18.  Nathanial RANDOLPH
19.  Miamas?  POUNDS
20.  Hirem POUNDS
21.  Thomas SCOTT
22.  John H. SCOTT
23.  Joseph SCOTT
24.  ____________
25.  ____________
26.  Henry STUNSTON, Sr.
27.  Goneril HAYES
28.  Seth HALL
29.  James RIDGWAY, Sr.
30.  Wm. F. CARR
31.  A. Masa WEBB
32.  Walter BUCKLEY
33.  Richard EVANS
34.  Thomas ADAMS
35.  Walter McDANIEL
36.  Wiley TOLBERT
37.  _____________
38.  Obed BARTON
39.  William SIZEMORE
40.  Standley MITCHELL
41.  Jonathan BAKER
42.  John MIZELL
43.  Benjamin TAYLOR
44.  Jesse TAYLOR
45.  Killebrew KANNADAY
46.  Elias KILLEBREW
47.  William KILLEBREW
48.  Wm. MIZELLE
49.  John OSTEEN
50.  Julius FOREE
51.  George NEALE
52.  Joel JINKINS
53.  Jacob HENLY
54.  Plenton WHITE
55.  Archie WHITE
56.  Williams RALLS
57.  Noah STANDLEY
58.  Moses CHAPLIN
59.  John STALLINGS
60.  Elijah HANLIN
61.  Richard CASSMIER
62.  ___________
63.  ___________
64.  ___________
65.  John TERRELL, Jr.
66.  Isaac H. WARD, Jr.
67.  Charles BRADSHAW
68.  Gideon T. BRADSHAW
69.  Samuel MERIDETH
70.  James WARD
71.  _____________
72.  Preston FRAZER
73.  E. P. ABERNATHY
74.  Joseph RIDGWAY
75.  L. F. ABERNATHY
76.  Abraham GROSS
77.  Martin HEAPNER
78.  Solomen TERRELL
79.  Benjamin WIGGINS
80.  Jacob THOMPSON
81.  John JINKINS
82.  James YOUNG
83.  John McDANIEL
84.  Jonathan LEWIS
85.  Abraham LEWIS
86.  Asa BRIGHT
87.  Jesse ARCHER
88.  John DAVIS
89.  Peter WATT
90.  H. T. McGRUDDAH
91.  Richard RIDGEWAY

3 of 3 Petitions

We the undersigned petitioners of the Territorial County lying West of Henry do petition the Honorable members of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to grant the said Territorial County, to be a constitutional one.  And, we your petitioner's will in duty bound ever pray.

1.   Joseph WILSON 
2.   Jesse LOE  (his mark X)
3.   George ROGERS
4.   James BUCKLEY ?
5.   Martin A. DUNCAN
6.   John RIDGEWAY
7.   William FANE ?
8.   Timothy DALTON
9.   Kindred ROAN
10.  Daniel TUCKER
11.  Larkin WARD ?
12.   Saml PAGE
13.  Eligah STANLEY
14.  Levi MEXEL ??
15.  John WEBB
16.  John H. DUNN
17.  John PUGH
18.  John MOSER
19.  Alsby?  ELKINS
20.  Jacob CRUTCHNER
21.  Elisher PARKER
22.  James PARRISH
23.  James RIDGWAY, Jr.
24.  John ATCHISON
25.  James ATCHISON
26.  Joel JINKINS
27.  Sherwood FOCKS
28.  D. G. ELLIS
29.  Stephen NANCE
30.  Thomas MORRISON
31.  Azariah GREEN
32.  Thos NEDERY ?
33.  Walter BUCKLEY
34.  x x x x x x x x x x
35.  James McNEELY
36.  John HAYS
37.  William STUNSTON
38.  John McDANIEL
39.  John LIGHTNER
40.  ???? LIGHTNER
41.  Leburn SMART
42.  Elihu GREEN
43.  Thos RIDGWAY
44.  James JOHNSON ?
45.  Robert HUGGINS
46.  Benire SEY ?
47.  John HUGGINS
48.  Jeremiah HUGGINS
49.  Wm HUGGINS
50.  Joseph COOKE
51.  Jas COOKE, Jr.
52.  Wm?  MULLINS
53.  Henry A. ENGLETON
54.  Wm B. HARKEY
55.  Josiah COOKE
56.  Samuel HAYES, Sr.
57.  Joseph DUNN
58.  Henry PILLIPS
59.  Henry STUNSTON, Jr.
60.  John F. CAVITT
61.  William SMART
62.  Martin LASITER
63.  James BARNETT
64.  Ewing HAYS
65.  James HAMPTON
66.  Edmond GREEN
67.  Shelton GREEN
68.  Peter WILLIAMS
69.  John DONALDSON
70.  James ARMSTRONG
71.  Joseph FARA, Jr.
72.  John McDAVID
73.  Isaac MARTIN
74.  Hezekiah GREEN
75.  Julin TERRELL
76.  Humphrey DONELDSON
 

This is taken from the works of the late County Historian, Virigina Vaughn's work.  Original copies of these Petitions can be found at the Tennessee Archives and/or State Library.

Submitted by Garry Brown & pj

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