Monday, February 3, 2014

Shelby County, TN, Abstracted Deeds

Shelby Co., Tennessee., Survey Book B abstracts from ANSEARCHIN' NEWS, Fall 1998, including the following random example:

Page 42, #165 - 5/3 Feb 1845: Jesse M. Tate, 125 acres, including and excluding 65 acres of John Pope, Range 7, Sec. 3, adj. William Tapp, *East Tenn. College property. Certified 5 Feb 1845

From Tennessee History, Trivia:
The University of Tennessee received its first charter as Blount College in Knoxville. It became a state university in 1806 when a federal grant provided for two state universities. Blount was selected as the eastern institution. It became *East Tennessee College ant then East Tennessee University in 1840 and the University of Tennessee in 1879.

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