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From: Carolyn Smotherman <>
Subject: Re: [SMOTHERMAN] 1808 Rutherford County Tennessee
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:17:43 -0600
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Thanks for the information. Hugh's land was far away from where he is
known to live. And I don't think there is a record of him or his
family selling that land. I wonder if he actually received a title to

How did you find those records? Did you have to read through the
whole thing or is there a search?


On Feb 17, 2010, at 5:02 PM, K Hamilton wrote:

> Here is some new information I found.
> Holden and Smotherman men show up in 1808 in Rutherford County, TN
> in the
> records of Tennessee’s Second Surveyors’ District. To find these on
> line
> go to Click on Volume B and look for
> survey
> numbers 684, 777, and 837. Click on Volume C and look for numbers
> 1079 and
> 1080.
> Hugh Smotherman applied for 300 acres on Blue Spring Branch, Panther
> Creek, West Fork Stones River, land that was adjacent to Adam Comer.
> The
> survey was dated 24 March 1808 (I am not sure if this means the day
> the
> survey was done, or the day it was recorded). Chain carriers were Adam
> Comer and George Holden.
> (The next survey for 204 acres for Adam Comer, also on Panther Creek,
> notes that it was near the big road from Nashville to Phillips.)
> George Holden and John Smotherman were chain carriers for the survey
> dated
> 29 June 1808 for 150 acres for Thomas Dunn on the West Fork of the
> Stones
> River.
> Charles Holden applied for 100 acres at Blue Spring and the West
> Fork of
> Stones River, adjacent to Hugh Smotherman dated 29 June 1808. Chain
> carriers for the survey were Hugh Smotherman and Thomas Davis.
> Henry Robertson applied for 230 acres on the West Fork of the West
> Fork of
> Stones River adjacent to Cary Morgan and Andrew Adcocks. The survey
> was
> dated 2 September 1808. Chain carriers were John Smotherman and
> Bartholomew Dunn.
> The next survey was for Andrew Adcocks who applied for 300 acres on
> the
> West Fork of the West Fork of Stones River dated 1 September
> 1808.Chain
> carriers were George Holden and Hugh Smotherman.
> When looking at these records, also try searching for Panther Creek
> or the
> West Fork of Stones River to see other men who lived in the same
> neighborhood. And try searching for names like Alexander, Dunn,
> Nash, etc.
> to see surnames that match names of families that the daughters later
> married into. (I am not sure if these are the future father-in-laws or
> someone else with the same name.)
> Kathryn Hamilton
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