1799 Petition
Petition of 1799 to the House of Representatives

Submitted by Wanda Gant
GANT@BLomand.Net

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SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE was created in 1786 from Davidson County and 
the boundaries were described as "the line of division began where the 
county line crosses the west fork of Stone's River; thence, a direct line 
to the luth of Drake's Lick Creek; thence, down Cumberland River to the 
mouth of Kasper's Creek; thence up said creek to the head of the War Trace 
Fork; thence, a northwardly course to the Virginia line at a point that will 
leave Red River Old Station one mile to the east.  That part of Davidson 
County that lay east of this line, was to belong to Sumner County [ref. 
Ramsay's Annals of TN].

Petitioners of Sumner County, TN dated 30 September 1799 to the House of 
Representatives 30 September 1799:  The Honourable the General Assembly 
of the State of Tennessee The Petition of a number of inhabitants of the 
upper end of Sumner County Eastwardly of Rocky Creek Respectively sheweth 
that from the great extent of said county we humbly conceive it ought to be 
divided into two separate and distinct counties we having advertised 
agreeable to law respecting the division of counties.  We your petitioners 
beg leave to state your honourable body some of the hardships we labored 
under in our present situation, many of us having to attend courts and 
general assembly & other publick meetings at the distance of sixty and 
seventy miles which makes our local situation disagreeable from these 
reasons and many others........ could assign to your ...we beg leave to 
recommend to your honourable body to divide the said county of Sumner 
as follows: 
begining at a portion on the line which divides the State of Kentucky from 
this State which is a due south course will strike the head of the main fork 
of Rocky Creek and down the same to its confluence with the Cumberland 
River thence a South Southeast course to the INDIAN BOUNDARY and 
all that part of the said county lying Eastward from the above described 
line is the part we wish it in Justice think ought to be formed into a 
Separate county and we your petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray. 

        1799 SUMNER COUNTY, TN by Wanda Gant [some names illegible 
& not included] [as always, check the original record for accuracy]

Dixon, T.
Debon, Fred
Penney, William
Jamison, Thomas
Lacel, Amos
Lacey, William
Willson, Abner
Allen, Grant
Turney, P.
McAden, Hugh
Fewel, Alexander
Sanders, Will
Buford, Dan
Davis, Nicholas
Cockran, David
Beezley, Isam
Shaw, Bevil
Beezley, Jesse
Davis, Henry
Johnson, James
Johnson, Samuel
Bowman, Thomas
Bowman, James
Haynie, William
Haynie, Elijah
Clark, Thomas
Perigan, Silas
Bradley, John
Wilkinson, Archibald
McKenney, Henry
Wright, James
Drake, Charles
Vantair, Davis
Parr, William [Farr?]
Bradley, Edward
Revell, David
Cathey, Alexander
Elis, Benjamin
Elis, Willis
Walker, Thomas
Martin, James
Stubblefield, Armistead
Cathey, Alexander
Stubblefield, Thomas
Graham, James
Sanders, James
Brandon, George
Cathey, John
Stubblefield, George
Stubblefield, Woodruf
Murphy, Michale
Chambers, E. P.
Blakemore, James
Exum, William
Ellis, Abraham
Dick, Andrew
Locke, Francis
Erwin, William
Cathey, Griffith
Howard, Seth
Haynie, Jessey
Sanderson, John
Harvel, Emah
Stubblefield, Tilmon
Stubblefield, Clement
Murphy, John
Coper, David [Cooper?]
Oglesby, Elisha
Carr, King
Freeman, Amos
Carr, Richard
Haile, John
Hail, Jeremiah
Carr, James
Price, Mathew
Meek, John
Meek, J.
Beard, Samuel
Beard, Andrew
Beard, William
Beard, Vender
Beard, Jonathan
Beard, Samuel Sr.
Harper, Mathew
Harper, Mathew Jr.
Cage, James
Blakemore, Thomas
Vincent, Thomas
McBride, Nathaniel
Alexander, Daniel
Poe, George
Stephenson, John
Carr, John
Poe, Rhoden
Presly, David
Hardison, Gabriel
Cage, Wilson
Young, Samuel
Carr, William
Stephenson, William
Hall, Charelton
Cooper, John
Gwin, James
Strain, James
Sulyvan, Isom
Sulyvan, Daniel
Miles, John
Dancey, Henry
Hensley, Charles
Cooper, James
Hensley, Harmon
Fisher, James
Fisher, John
Johnson, James
Stratton, Owen
Box, Isaac
Box, Stephen
Sadler, Henry
Bower, Richard
Enochs, Shadrick
Furgerson, Alex
Burk, John
Eubanks, William
Galbraith, W.
Dyer, Joel Jr.
Morgan, James
Dier, Joel [Dyer]
Chambers, John
Chambers, James
Loving, William
Boyd, William
Reiford, John
Hinton, Richard
Lacy, John
Logan, George
Gray, John
Boaz, Edward
Farrell, Anthony
Bowman, Robert
britton, Richard
Gibson, James
Jacobs, Jeremiah
Mabin, Charles F.
Payne, Josiah
Anderson, William
Britton, Abraham
Card, William
Gifford, Jabez
McElby, Hugh
Mungle, Daniel
C___, John
Stafford,  John
Shelton, John
Locke, Francis
Metcalfe, Andrew
Shoemaker, Sandy
Barkley, John
Payne, William
Lacy, James
Lacy, Thomas
Turner, Terisha
Settle, Edward
Sulyvan, ____
Smith, Daniel
 
Sumner County, TN 1799 petition alphabetically arranged by Wanda Gant
     
Alexander, Daniel
Allen, Grant
Anderson, William
Barkley, John
Beard, Andrew
Beard, Jonathan
Beard, Samuel
Beard, Samuel Sr.
Beard, Vender
Beard, William
Beezley, Isam
Beezley, Jesse
Blakemore, James
Blakemore, Thomas
Boaz, Edward
Bower, Richard
Bowman, James
Bowman, Robert
Bowman, Thomas
Box, Isaac
Box, Stephen
Boyd, William
Bradley, Edward
Bradley, John
Brandon, George
britton, Richard
Britton, Abraham
Buford, Dan
Burk, John
C___, John
Cage, James
Cage, Wilson
Card, William
Carr, James
Carr, John
Carr, King
Carr, Richard
Carr, William
Cathey, Alexander
Cathey, Alexander
Cathey, Griffith
Cathey, John
Chambers, E. P.
Chambers, James
Chambers, John
Clark, Thomas
Cockran, David
Cooper, James
Cooper, John
Coper, David [Cooper?]
Dancey, Henry
Davis, Henry
Davis, Nicholas
Debon, Fred
Dick, Andrew
Dier, Joel [Dyer]
Dixon, T.
Drake, Charles
Dyer, Joel Jr.
Elis, Benjamin
Elis, Willis
Ellis, Abraham
Enochs, Shadrick
Erwin, William
Eubanks, William
Exum, William
Farrell, Anthony
Fewel, Alexander
Fisher, James
Fisher, John
Freeman, Amos
Furgerson, Alex
Galbraith, W.
Gibson, James
GIfford, Jabez
Graham, James
Gray, John
Gwin, James
Hail, Jeremiah
Haile, John
Hall, Charelton
Hardison, Gabriel
Harper, Mathew
Harper, Mathew Jr.
Harvel, Emah
Haynie, Elijah
Haynie, Jessey
Haynie, William
Hensley, Charles
Hensley, Harmon
Hinton, Richard
Howard, Seth
Jacobs, Jeremiah
Jamison, Thomas
Johnson, James
Johnson, James
Johnson, Samuel
Lacel, Amos
Lacey, William
Lacy, James
Lacy, John
Lacy, Thomas
Locke, Francis
Locke, Francis
Logan, George
Loving, William
Mabin, Charles F.
Martin, James
McAden, Hugh
McBride, Nathaniel
McElby, Hugh
McKenney, Henry
Meek, J.
Meek, John
Metcalfe, Andrew
Miles, John
Morgan, James
Mungle, Daniel
Murphy, John
Murphy, Michale
Oglesby, Elisha
Parr, William [Farr?]
Payne, Josiah
Payne, William
Penney, William
Perigan, Silas
Poe, George
Poe, Rhoden
Presly, David
Price, Mathew
Reiford, John
Revell, David
Sadler, Henry
Sanders, James
Sanders, Will
Sanderson, John
Settle, Edward
Shaw, Bevil
Shelton, John
Shoemaker, Sandy
Smith, Daniel
Stafford,  John
Stephenson, John
Stephenson, William
Strain, James
Stratton, Owen
Stubblefield, Armistead
Stubblefield, Clement
Stubblefield, George
Stubblefield, Thomas
Stubblefield, Tilmon
Stubblefield, Woodruf
Sulyvan, ____
Sulyvan, Daniel
Sulyvan, Isom
Turner, Terisha
Turney, P.
Vantair, Davis
Vincent, Thomas
Walker, Thomas
Wilkinson, Archibald
Willson, Abner
Wright, James
Young, Samuel



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