Blount County, Tennessee Deeds, Deed Book 1, 1795-1819


Although Tennessee was given statehood in 1796, certain subsequent developments delayed finalization of land grants, and most landholders in Blount County did not receive clear title to their lands until 1806. On February 7, 1807, the Commissioners of Blount County, Tennessee, ordered that the register’s book of deeds be transcribed into a larger and more complete book. Over a period of years, ending August 31, 1878, other deed books were transcribed into the same book, which was then designated “Book 1.” As a convenience for the reader, each deed is numbered. Numbers in parentheses indicate the page number of Book 1 on which the deed is found. The first date shown is the date the deed was written; second is the date of registration. Then follows the amount or type of consideration paid, description of the property, and signatures of the seller and witnesses. Signatures made by a “mark” are indicated “(X).” Date of acknowledgment before the court is not shown unless it was deemed to have some genealogical significance. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.


Jane Kizer Thomas


(?), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 124 pp.

ISBN: 9780788456923